Tue.Dec 03, 2019

Winning at Buzzword Bingo (even when the board keeps changing)

Logistics Viewpoints

Analytics, big data, data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, heuristics, optimization – do you feel beaten down playing buzz word bingo on a constantly changing board?

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Scalable Parcel Shipping Practices to Succeed

MercuryGate

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Putting emissions on the map

Fleet Owner

We often feel removed from global issues. They’re so big, it’s difficult to imagine our own ability to address them. A new interactive map from the New York Times puts the issue of rising emissions rates that lead to climate warming literally in ever

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Freight Deconsolidation: The Benefits in Reducing Freight Costs

Cerasis

Freight deconsolidation is the partner to freight consolidation. Both practices aim to lessen stress, cost, and risk to shipments by combining smaller shipments into larger ones, in the case of consolidation, or bigger shipments into smaller ones, in the case of freight deconsolidation.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Roadmaster CEO: Fleet shutdowns 'cleanse' the trucking industry

Fleet Owner

John Wilbur also says driver retention, not shortage, is where focus should be

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Chevron shares insights on new Delo diesel engine oil

Fleet Owner

Company developed engine oil to combat buildup of sulfate ash in the diesel particulate filter, especially for urban and short-haul applications

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Warehouse Product Slotting – How To Improve Warehouse Productivity

Logistics Bureau

How to minimize warehouse direct labour cost for picking? Try Product Slotting !

Putting emissions on the map

Fleet Owner

We often feel removed from global issues. They’re so big, it’s difficult to imagine our own ability to address them. A new interactive map from the New York Times puts the issue of rising emissions rates that lead to climate warming literally in ever

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David Giannetto Appointed as CEO of WorkWave

WorkWave

Time To Read: 2 minutes. Holmdel, NJ – December 3, 2019 – WorkWave ® , a provider of cloud-based software solutions that support every stage of a service business’s life cycle, today announces that David F. Giannetto has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of WorkWave.

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.

Mining Company to Deploy Hydrogen-Powered Hauler

NGT News

ENGIE recently selected Plug Power Inc., a provider of hydrogen engines and fueling solutions, to supply a custom refueling system for the world’s largest hydrogen-powered mine haul truck, which is set to begin operation with global mining company Anglo American next year.

FTR's September TCI showing weaker pattern for carriers

Fleet Owner

In its latest forecast, FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for September, at -2.94, was the lowest reading since May, reflecting a relatively weak environment for carriers. However, FTR does not forecast any further eroding of the TCI with an expected n

Making Governance and Compliance Part of the Manufacturing Process

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

The week of November 17th was Fraud Awareness Week (www.fraudweek.com), and this makes it an appropriate time to highlight key issues around manufacturing governance and compliance.

National diesel average sees slight gain for week of December 2

Logistics Management

With a 0.004-cent increase, the average price per gallon for diesel, for the week of December 2, is $3.070.

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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.

Amazon tests cheap warehouses to make Cyber Monday snafu-free

Fleet Owner

The ultimate goal is a future where buying something online is as fast and affordable as a quick jaunt to the store — even during the holiday season rush

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Pro drivers to the rescue on the practice of flashing brights to signal space to merge, and a highway-speed-cutoff PSA

Overdrive Online

EROAD receives Global Road Achievement Award

Fleet Owner

EROAD has received the 2019 Global Road Achievement Award for Technology, Equipment and Manufacturing from the International Road Federation. The award is in recognition of the company’s innovative technology that is making a difference t

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Three Ways IoT Can Streamline Seasonal Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Here’s how connected devices can grow insight and maximize efficiencies across the supply chain this holiday season

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.

J.B. Hunt Hosts Trucks are for Girls Event

Women in Trucking

Recently, J.B. Hunt’s GROW hosted the inaugural Trucks are for Girls event in Fayetteville, Ark. The event was powered by the Women In Trucking Association through their Girl Scout Transportation Patch program.

Penske’s Freightliner eCascadias Log 10k Miles in Daily Service

NGT News

Penske Logistics says it has successfully logged more than 10,000 over-the-road miles making multiple daily store deliveries on dedicated routes in Southern California for a quick-service restaurant chain using two electric Freightliner Innovation Fleet eCascadias.

Q&A: Lily Shen, President of Transfix

Logistics Management

Last August, Transfix, a New York-based logistics technology services provider that streamlines shipment data to better help shippers make informed decisions to optimize time and revenues named Lily Shen as its president.

Wearables for WMS

Material Handling and Logistics

Zebra Technologies has introduced the FulfillmentEdge WMS and two wearable devices—a head-mounted display and a ring scanner

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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.”

Opinion: False promises of security could open a legal challenge

Truck News

An increase in cargo theft could lead to more questions about security measures. But truck fleets should be careful about the promises that they make. cargo theft

Cyber Monday Spending Climbs 17% to Record $9.2 Billion

Material Handling and Logistics

While Cyber Monday remains the biggest online spending day of the year, shoppers increasingly favor buying online from the start of the holiday season, rather than waiting for the day’s specials as they may have a few years ago

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Managing the Temperature-Controlled Supply Chain with Technology

PINC

New webinar discusses the current trends in the food supply chain space and the role that technology is playing in the modern-day cold chain. . The temperature-controlled supply chain or “cold chain” has always faced unique challenges.

ISM Report: US Factories Extend Contraction as Index Misses Forecasts

Material Handling and Logistics

The Institute for Supply Management's monthly report for November showed weakening in factory orders and production

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.