Tue.Oct 08, 2019

Technology on Lift Trucks

Logistics Management

On-board terminals and battery management systems are becoming central to maximizing daily productivity of lift trucks as well as long-term fleet efficiencies.

10 Steps to Better Freight Optimization


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What Types of Freight Carriers Are In Logistics?

PLS Logistics

What is a freight carrier? A freight carrier is an individual or a company that handles the transportation of freight shipments from one point to another. Sometimes, freight carriers not only handle loads but also act as the operators or even freight forwarders.

How To Build a Better Fulfillment Outsourcing Relationship

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When my kids were young, I read numerous books that ended with some variation of the line: “And they lived happily ever after.”. Wouldn’t it be great if the story of all fulfillment outsourcing projects could be just as positive? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

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.

What Is Your Target Story?

The Lean Thinker

One of the artifacts of Extreme Programming as practiced by Menlo Innovations is the Story Card. In the purest sense, a story card represents one unit of work that must be done by the developers to advance the work on the software project.

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Creating a Digital Twin of Your Fleet is Closer than You Think

Talking Logistics

Digital twin, the creation of a virtual, but dynamic, representation of your operations is a powerful approach to better understand how it works today or could work in the future.

Rail reeling from factory slump and lower truck rates

Fleet Owner

A manufacturing decline and lower truck freight rates have put railroads on a collision course with a recession

Retail Fulfillment Solution

Material Handling and Logistics

Dematic has introduced its Micro-Fulfillment solution to help retailers address increased consumer demand for rapid online order fulfillment in a small footprint

How mature is your procurement function?

Fleet Owner

Where does your business stand on a procurement maturity level? If you want to improve something, a good first step is to evaluate where you are and determine your strengths and weaknesses. The procurement function has evolved so much in recent years

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.

[PODCAST] The Value of True Partnerships In Freight Management


Listen to “The Value of True Partnerships In Freight Management” on Spreaker.

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Volvo and Mack will offer Geotab Drive integration in all trucks

Fleet Owner

SAN DIEGO — Both Volvo and Mack trucks will now offer factory-installed ELDs from Geotab in all new vehicles. The two Volvo Group-owned OEMs announced the deals in separate press conferences at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) Managemen

Managing the complexities of inventory

Logistics Management

As e-commerce continues to expand, both B2C and B2B shippers are sharpening their inventory management skills to come up with fresh ways to meet the demands of the “new normal

Centralized infrastructure for better data capture

20Cube Logistics

Data is crucial for any organisation to flourish. Data can come from multiple sources and can result in a host of complications and inefficiencies, as there might be a duplication of data or an incorrect filling of information.

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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.

National diesel average slips for second straight week, reports EIA

Logistics Management

Falling 1.9 cents, the national diesel average now stands at $3.047, coming on the heels of a 0.015-cent decline a week ago


Final Mile and TMS: Why Using a Single Portal for LTL to Final Mile Improves Results


More carriers and logistics providers have entered the final mile logistics space to help companies meet customer expectations.

What is a Transporation Management System (TMS) to you?

Logistics Management

I realized then that the term “TMS” has gotten sticky. Between shippers, carriers, third parties and brokers, a quick investigation and some product reviews confirmed that there is confusion about what transportation management systems are and what they do

Overcoming the Top 5 Manufacturing Business Challenges with ERP


Few industries have been left unscathed by the break-neck pace of change that has defined the 21st century. Businesses have had to find ways in which they are able to future-proof themselves by constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of customers and partners.

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Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.

U.S. transportation growth likely to hit plateau, says Fitch Ratings

Logistics Management

Growth prospects remain healthy for ocean and air cargo segments heading into next year, though the trajectory figures to level off somewhat according to Fitch Ratings in its latest annual report

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ASLRRA heralds House Support for short line tax credit

Logistics Management

The Washington-based American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) recently announced it has hit what it called a historic high, of 272 supporters, for the companion bill in the United States House of Representatives, H.R.


Warehouse Capacity – My Warehouse is Full

Logistics Bureau

What do people do when they are starting to be concerned about running out of warehouse space? Move to a much bigger warehouse. Rent an additional warehouse space. Sure, these are the solutions that first comes to mind. But what if I tell you, maybe you don’t have to do these?

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

Spot market activity off to slower start in Q4, reports DAT

Logistics Management

Following what it called an urgency on behalf of shippers to move freight prior to the end of the third quarter, data recently issued by DAT, a subsidiary of Roper Technologies, in its DAT showed a more quiet beginning to the fourth quarter for spot market activity

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How Are Truckload Freight Rates Calculated?

GoShip Blog

Truckload freight rates play a significant role for shippers when deciding on the carrier or the company to move your freight. However, before landing a freight quote, it’s important to know which factors impact truckload rates and how they are calculated.

Fowler claims IFDA’s 2019 Mike Roach Leadership Award

Refrigerated Transporter

Lori Fowler, president of Performance Foodservice-Little Rock, recently won the 2019 Mike Roach Leadership Award. The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA), in conjunction with Ben E Keith Foods, established the award to h


Economic Health Checkup


There have been rumblings throughout the industry of a potential recession or economic slow down. The transportation industry has historically been an excellent barometer of the overall economic health of our manufacturing sectors. If you manufacturer it, you must ship it.

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.