Wed.Nov 20, 2019

How the Chinese New Year Affects Shipping

Dedola Global Logistics

Archives The Chinese New Year and its Global Impacts Most major holidays have unique impacts on varying industries. The Chinese New Year is arguably the most important holiday in how it impacts the logistics of businesses on a global scale.

Is a 3PL Right for Your Business?

Mazars Ledger Manufacturing and Distribution

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Thanksgiving Causes Logistics Headaches

Logistics Viewpoints

Next Thursday is Thanksgiving, which as I pointed out last year, is a time for FFFTT – family, friends, football, thankfulness, and turkey. Thanksgiving is also a time for logistics headaches. The holiday is centered around the big family meal, and the food supply chain tied to that meal is complex. But there are a number of other areas that can result in logistics headaches as well. Let’s examine some of them. Feast Logistics Headaches […].

Managing Carrier Compliance With a TMS


Ensuring carrier compliance is a critical concern for shippers. Poor carrier compliance may lead to financial repercussions, blowback from consumers, delays in order fulfillment, out of stock warehouses, damaged freight and even perished freight.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

The Evolution from Control Tower to Center of Excellence

Talking Logistics

Control Tower and Center of Excellence (CoE) are two terms mentioned repeatedly as companies try to gain better visibility, control, and performance from supply chains that are becoming more dynamic and complex every day. But what do these terms mean and how do they relate to each other? What defines a successful Center of Excellence? Read more The Evolution from Control Tower to Center of Excellence.

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Nikola reveals new energy density doubling battery

Fleet Owner

CEO Trevor Milton called the prototype cell “the single most important advancement in electric vehicle history


Tariffs, Trade War Threaten Jobs and Economy at Port of LA

Material Handling and Logistics

Tariffs threaten nearly 1.5 million U.S. jobs and more than $186 billion of economic activity nationwide


FleetPride opens new distribution center in Illinois

Fleet Owner

FleetPride recently opened a new 150,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-art distribution center in Elgin, IL, that replaces its existing facility in nearby Bolingbrook. The truck and trailer parts distributor said the Elgin facility will so

Rugged Tablets for Inventory Management

Material Handling and Logistics

Teguar has introduced its TRT-A5380 Rugged Tablet Series, an Android-based solution for monitoring and controlling supply chain operations

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

Fleets demonstrate impressive mpg in regional haul operation

Fleet Owner

When we first came up with the idea to conduct Run on Less Regional, we did so without really having a target mpg in mind. We knew because of a combination of factors — the rise of e-commerce and drivers’ desire to be home more often — that regional

Invest When You Can, Not When You Have to: Capital Investment and Debt

Mazars Ledger Manufacturing and Distribution

After discussing the different characteristics that make up a profit leader in our previous articles, we’d like to close the series by covering capital investment and debt. Image a customer that shops in your store for 20 years, mainly because of its convenient location.

Trailer technology and safety systems on the rise

Fleet Owner

A number of safety related items for dry van trailers are growing in popularity among fleets, noted Mark Schultz, Great Dane’s dry van product director. Rear bumpers such as the Great Dane RIG30 are available to meet the 30 percent offset guide

Year End Tax Planning For Your Business

Mazars Ledger Manufacturing and Distribution

One tax season after the passage of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA) we have now had a chance to examine its effects on tax liability.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Autonomous taxis become a rough ride for Europe

Fleet Owner

Waymo chief executive John Krafcik says driverless delivery trucks could come before a taxi service

DTE Energy Touts Early Success of Charging Forward

NGT News

DTE Energy says its electric vehicle (EV) charging station program, Charging Forward, has approved 150 charger-port rebates since the program launched earlier this summer.


ECom Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Freight Hub

Four steps to get ready as an e-commerce seller for 2019’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Whether it is Black Friday, Cyber Monday, the upcoming holiday season or any other special holiday, if you are an online seller, there is one thing you need to be: BE READY.

Fuel Fact Check: EVs Are the Straightest Path to Lower Emissions

NGT News

Fuel Fact Check: Commercial Fleets Claim: Electric vehicles are the most effective way to eliminate emissions. It’s easy to see why electric vehicles are perceived to be the future of automotive technology.


The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

As Port of Vancouver grows, Flexport seeks to broaden British Columbia services

Logistics Management

Overall cargo throughput at Canada’s Port of Vancouver increased 0.5% to a record 72.5 million metric tons by mid-year, authorities report. New services in digitized freight forwarding have taken notice

The 4 Greatest Hurdles Blockchain Technology Is Currently Facing

Morai Logistics

Blockchain technology continues to garner a lot of attention, but here are the 4 biggest obstacles it’s currently facing. As supply chains continue to transform with the advent of a variety of technologies, their adoption of blockchain remains uncertain. Unlike technologies like artificial intelligence, automation, and IoT, blockchain has yet to prove itself as viable.

Lineage Logistics says it plans to acquire Emergent Cold

Logistics Management

In an M&A deal with a direct focus on cold chain logistics, Novi, Mich.-based

Demurrage & Detention charges: Know the difference

20Cube Logistics

For a common person, the words Demurrage and Detention charges are kind of similar, but in the shipping industry, logistics and supply chain one cannot use them interchangeably. They are widely different from each other. Demurrage charges : Relates to cargo while it is still in the container. Detention charges : Relates to equipment while the container is empty either before packing or after unpacking.

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.

UPS rolls out planned 2020 rate increases

Logistics Management

Earlier this week, Atlanta-based freight transportation and logistics services bellwether announced published rates for 2020. UPS officials said these new rates will go into effect on December 29, 2019, saying “the published rates for our services will increase.

Mazars 2019 Food & Beverage Industry Outlook

Mazars Ledger Manufacturing and Distribution

Mazars USA LLP is pleased to announce the release of the 2019 Food & Beverage Industry Outlook. The post Mazars 2019 Food & Beverage Industry Outlook appeared first on The Ledger - Mazars USA.

Following pilot with Schneider, set to publicly release Book It Now

Logistics Management said this week that Book It Now will be available for free for a limited time to freight brokers using Load Board Pro, adding that it is free for carriers and will appear on their Truckstop Mobile application

How to Maintain Cost Control Through Multi-Modal Shipping White Paper


The post How to Maintain Cost Control Through Multi-Modal Shipping White Paper appeared first on MercuryGate International. Resource Hub White Papers

Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.