Wed.Feb 06, 2019

Meeting customers' delivery demands in an e-commerce world

Fleet Owner

Customer expectations are increasing. They not only expect items to be damage-free but also that they have an excellent presentation

How Technology Empowers Freight Brokers to Work Smarter, Not Harder, to Drive Profitability

Talking Logistics

Working smarter, not harder, is critical for everybody in transportation today, but it’s especially important for freight brokers in light of the increased competition in the marketplace and the ever-more demanding expectations of shippers. What does “working smarter, not harder” mean for freight brokers? What are the biggest drivers of cost and inefficiency in the industry? How can technology help brokers work smarter and improve their profitability?

We need to understand regional haul better

Fleet Owner

NACFE's Run on Less Regional looks to get more data on the regional haul "trend." Including finding out if it's really a trend

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Trends Driving Growth of 3PL in 2019

Cerasis

The 3PL market is growing, and according to PRNewswire , the 3PL market will increase significantly throughout 2019, contributing to a total valuation of approximately $1.5 trillion by 2025.

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How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

FMCSA grants two construction-related HOS exemptions

Fleet Owner

Ready-mix concrete haulers granted exemption from the 30-minute rest break provision and a record of duty status extension to 14 hours, according to FMSCA filings

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Aftermarket, not an afterthought

Fleet Owner

Preparing for how complex new trucks and technologies will change the service business

5 Key Benefits of LTL Shipping for Retail Businesses

GoShip Blog

The retail industry is a fast-growing sector that is constantly changing. With an increasing role of quick delivery and customer experience, retailers struggle to find a shipping solution that will match their needs.

Uber Freight asks truckers to rate shipping facilities

Fleet Owner

While drivers spend time at facilities every day, they don’t often have the opportunity to share their experience with those who have the power to improve it

Ember: Finding the perfect temperature

Logistics Management

Inventor of the world’s first temperature-controlled mugs turns to a single third-party logistics provider to support its massive sales growth and worldwide 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.

10 best logistics blogs you must read!

LoGo

Having access to high-quality and educating content is important for professionals in any segment. But when we are talking about logistics, this becomes even more necessary. Fortunately, there are several logistics blogs you can follow to be up to date with what’s going on in this market.

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Momentum for some infrastructure spending building on Capitol Hill

Logistics Management

Infrastructure is having a good month in Washington. Lobbyists and lawmakers are eagerly optimistic about a bill coming out of Congress this year. And President Donald J. Trump talked up infrastructure a bit during his State of the Union address.

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Autonomy Is Taking Over The Warehouse

LandLink

Automating simple, routine processes frees up workers for other tasks and reduces human error. A common reaction to the increase of automation is the fear of being replaced —but a more optimistic outlook sees robots enhancing human productivity through collaboration, rather than outright replacement.

The cornerstone of the circular economy

Logistics Management

Handling returns and reverse logistics was front and center at Day 1 of the Reverse Logistics Association annual conference

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.

What will 2019 bring for the trucking industry?

Blue Grace Logistics

What will 2019 bring for the trucking industry? Will there be a capacity crunch, demand – supply imbalance? Will the rates increase or will they remain steady? What would be more cost effective – booking spot rates or negotiating contract rates?

Every logistician must write

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. Logistics in War has been online for two years. This post, shared with the Australian Army’s ‘Cove’ , gives three reasons why military professionals should write. It is based upon experiences learned from those eighteen months. The three reasons to write apply to logisticians in particular, for if logisticians are to be taken seriously, they must come, seriously, to the debate. Writing is valuable, and valued.

Union Membership Stagnant in 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

In spite of some high-profile successes, unions can’t seem to gain traction

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Global Logistics: Control what you can

Logistics Management

The editorial staff of Logistics Management has focused much of this issue on helping global shippers better manage what they can control. And, we shed some light on the technology and partnership options that savvy shippers are putting to work to help mitigate risk and dull some of the headaches

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.

President Again Calls for Roads Plan But Isn't Helping Deliver It

Material Handling and Logistics

There’s still no consensus on how to pay for a major public works initiative. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is hoping to pass a package in the coming months that would generate hundreds of billions of dollars in investment.

NRF is largely bullish on 2019 retail sales forecast

Logistics Management

NRF said 2019 retail sales are expected to come in between 3.8%-to-4.4% to-4.4% to more than $3.8 trillion. trillion. While that falls short of the NRF’s call for a minimum increase of 4.5% from 2017 to 2018, it is still pretty good

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2018 US eCommerce Study

Mazars Ledger Manufacturing and Distribution

Mazars USA LLP is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 United States eCommerce Study by the eCommerce […]. The post 2018 US eCommerce Study appeared first on The Ledger.

Redwood Logistics rolls out new parcel service offering

Logistics Management

Company officials said that this new offering will offer shippers with what it called an integrated, cost-saving parcel shipping solution, adding that it will augment Redwood’s key service offerings

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.

Mexico stays strong despite a variety of challenges

Automotive Logistics

Mexico is holding onto its position as a top-ten global automotive manufacturer and exporter despite a variety of threats, including the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the occurrence of severe weather events and a worsening domestic security situation.

FedEx offers overnight delivery, but do their retail customers want it?

The LoadStar

FedEx is enabling online merchants to promise their late-night customers delivery of their purchase on the following day. FedEx Extra Hours, the integrator’s latest offering, pledges next-day delivery in local markets for items ordered before midnight, with pick-ups until 2 am.

Q&A: Olivier Thouard, customs and tax director, Gefco

Automotive Logistics

Automotive companies and their logistics providers have largely been kept in the dark over the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and how they will continue to trade vehicles and parts with the continent.

Grayling not welcome in Calais, says port chairman

The LoadStar

The UK transport minister Chris Grayling, is staying in the headlines. Amidst claims that he broke the law, he’s now been told to steer clear of Calais – well, the port at least.

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.