Mon.Oct 12, 2020

The Implications of Covid-19 on Logistics Transportation

SIPMM Professional Publications

The impact of covid-19 has been largely felt across different sectors and not evenly spread. In fact the effect has been heterogeneous. The Covid-19 pandemic has infected millions of people around the globe and spread with alarming speed and bringing economic activity to a near-standstill.

Felixstowe revamps VBS to stop ‘haulier abuse’

Supply Chain and Logistics

Here is an example of the adversarial approach to overbooking. Felixstowe has had serious problems handling cargo over the last several months. Port management is blaming it on everyone but themselves. Ocean carriers are avoiding the port or canceling visits, … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Production Operations Shipping Supply Chains bookings container shipping information systems intermodal ocean shipping ports trucking

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Digital Technologies for Supplier Innovation

SIPMM Professional Publications

Supplier innovation is one part of procurement’s managing supplier strategy. Procurement can use new digital technologies and systematic approaches to make a success of supplier innovation which is digitally manage a more complex supply chain and accelerate the performance of the strategic supplier.

Hexion is Blazing New Trails to Improved Profitability by Optimizing Agility

Logistics Viewpoints

Many companies have a sales & operations planning process. If S&OP could be adhered to, it would maximize profitability. But it can't. Hexion is implementing a sale & operations EXECUTION process to improve agility while preserving profitability.

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

Real-Time Location System for Distribution Logistics

SIPMM Professional Publications

The Real-Time Location System (RTLS) incorporates technology that identifies and tracks the geographic location of objects and humans in real-time. Generally, RTLS is placed within a building or facility area.

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Crucial Factors for Last Mile Delivery of the Corporate Gifts Sector

SIPMM Professional Publications

The corporate gift industry has a specific needs which are different from a lot of industries. It’s main practise is creating a touchpoint with client, employees or any target audiences through the use of a gift.

Schneider CEO Rourke predicts higher TL rates well into 2021

Logistics Management

The confluence of COVID-induced disruptions to supply chains and unpredictable trucking demand levels will mean sharply higher truckload rates well into 2021, a leading TL executive is predicting.

Big Data Analytics for the Healthcare Supply Chain

SIPMM Professional Publications

The future of big data is unshakable and clear. Technologies like Internet-of-Things, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and more are making their ways into our daily lives.

Mercy for the World: An Overview of Hospital Ships

MTS Logistics

On a sunny Sunday afternoon, while I was jumping from one news feed to another, I saw an article about Mercy ships and the latest news about Global Mercy, which will be the world’s largest civilian hospital ship.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Procurement Considerations for Life Cycle Costing Acquisitions

SIPMM Professional Publications

Life Cycle Costing Acquisition is a process that acquires item or equipment from another organisation in legal and ethical manner that based on life cycle costing (LCC) i.e. whole cycle of item or equipment of its desired service life.

Technologies That Power Automated Freight Management


There are many ways that technology is launching the supply chain industry into the future. One of which is converting to automated freight management.

Return-It Introduces CNG Hybrid-Electric Compaction Truck

NGT News

Return-It, a federally incorporated, not-for-profit, product stewardship corporation, has introduced Canada’s first-of-its-kind compressed natural gas (CNG) hybrid-electric compaction truck.

A tough run continues for young Liam Salmon and his family

Overdrive Online

Owner-operator Howard Salmon's four-year-old son, Liam, continues his battle with cancer, with a birthday coming up as his story spreads through campaigns large and small. The post A tough run continues for young Liam Salmon and his family first appeared on Overdrive.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

More post-Brexit logistics confusion as new customs IT systems are ‘refined’

The LoadStar

Chaos continues to encircle post-Brexit customs procedures after UK minister Michael Gove faced questions on IT system release dates.

What’s That Smell? A Machine Can Tell

Supply Chain Brain

Today’s computers have the equivalent of human eyes, ears, mouths and limbs. Why not noses as well


CMA CGM gets cyber attack-hit systems back up and running

The LoadStar

French carrier CMA CGM has restored its IT systems following a ransomware attack that has crippled its e-commerce systems for the past fortnight.

Political football is the real game, when it comes to assessing transportation authorization

Logistics Management

While the National Football League’s season is ostensibly on the brink of shuttering, due to the issues related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the game of political football inside the nation’s capital remain alive and well.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

WorkWave to Showcase its Latest Pest Industry Benchmarking Data at This Year’s Virtual PestWorld 2020


Time To Read: 3 minutes. WorkWave to highlight functionality that drives growth and profitability.

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‘Volatile’ box trade has shifted ‘from a demand crisis to an operational crisis’

The LoadStar

The era of low-cost ocean freight could be over as volatility and exception handling become the new battleground for forwarders and carriers.

NAWC Water Summit

Mazars Ledger Manufacturing and Distribution

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE October 20th, 2020 | 12:00 PM ET Description Navigating the Pandemic: Charting a Course for Tomorrow Mazars is… The post NAWC Water Summit appeared first on The Ledger - Mazars USA.

You already have Netflix, how about a coffee subscription to go along?


SaaS is eating the world! Yes, that's what has been happening in the past few years and 2020 seems to be like the tipping point. In this post, we talk about a coffee subscription model and the trend it rides on.

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Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Digital transformation at port of Gothenburg

The LoadStar

PRESS RELEASE Port of Gothenburg – Oct 12, 2020 06:10 BST. The port of Gothenburg will undergo a digital transformation which will have effects on all aspects of port activities.

A Guide To Effective Ecommerce Fulfillment

Supply Chain Brain

A new ebook from Saddle Creek Logistics Services can be a valuable resource for companies seeking to establish a stronger presence online

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Expect delays on peak season parcel deliveries – despite optimists at eBay

The LoadStar

Apparently the folks at eBay who deal with logistics inhabit a parallel universe.

From Bikes to Prosecco, Covid Is a Dress Rehearsal for Brexit

Supply Chain Brain

Faced with the double challenge of Brexit and COVID-19, U.K. supply chains are being thrown into disarray

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.