Wed.Feb 06, 2019

The (New) Future of Fulfillment: How Warehouses are Transforming Operations

Logistics Viewpoints

It was three years ago that Logistics Viewpoints and DC Velocity launched a survey of logistics practitioners to evaluate the future direction fulfillment facilities, technologies, and practices. The survey’s format evaluated past, present state, and expectations for three years into the future. The findings, published on Logistics Viewpoints and on, were well received.

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Trends Driving Growth of 3PL in 2019


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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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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

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

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

Transportation TIP List: Week of February 3rd, 2019


Transportation TIP List: Week of February 3 rd , 2019. This past weekend was Groundhog Day, and Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, predicting an early spring season!

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Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be? It's 2019, and consumers are expecting shipping to be cheap and quick, but that can turn into a real headache from the shipper's side of the equation if you don't make the appropriate changes. But what changes do you even need to make? Join Hannah Testani, COO of Intelligent Audit, as she takes us through the reasons why your shipping could cost so much, and how to use big data and digital transformation to move the needle on your transportation spend.

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.


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.

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

10 best logistics blogs you must read!


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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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.

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


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?

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

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.

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.

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

Union Membership Stagnant in 2018

Material Handling and Logistics

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


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.

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

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

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How many distribution centers do we even need, and is that number feasible? Can we use historical data to plan for demand and design our networks, or is there a better way? If we're going to offer the speed of shipping and variety of inventory that today's customers have come to expect, there are a lot of different questions that need to be asked. Join Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations at Helix and an experienced global supply chain strategist, as she walks through the key questions to a successful and efficient distribution network. You'll leave knowing what data you can start collecting today to answer these questions.

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.

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.

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.

‘Busy, busy, busy’

World Food Programme Logistics

A day with the UN Humanitarian Air Service in Rumbek, South Sudan The dust kicks up as the helicopters move toward the runway. One after another they are airborne, fading into the skies.

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