Tue.Jan 21, 2020

Data-Driven Freight: Using a TMS to Yield Better Outcomes


The notion of data-driven freight management is not a new concept. All shippers, carriers, freight brokers, 3PL’s, freight forwarders, and other parties are continuously looking for ways to apply and understand data in meaningful forms.

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What are Shipping Alliances and What’s Their importance?


Carriers know that business operations can be tight, especially when it comes to the variable operational costs. But, that doesn’t mean that shippers can’t help one another, and this is the case with the three major shipping alliances that operate on a global scale.

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Heavy Haul Trucking: How To Ship Oversize Loads

PLS Logistics

Moving heavy haul or oversize loads is a challenging process that requires a comprehensive plan and preparation. Since it’s a specialized industry, shipping oversize loads implys working with a transportation company to help move large materials across the country and beyond.

Why You Need to Centralize Transportation Management Operations

Talking Logistics

A recent review of two companies with different transportation management strategies reinforced my belief that centralization of transportation management operations will produce better operating results today and in the future.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

[PODCAST] How E-Commerce is Changing LTL Shipping Practices


Listen to “How E-Commerce is Changing LTL Shipping Practices” on Spreaker.

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What you can do to help “Weather-proof” Your Supply Chain?

Blue Grace Logistics

Weather events can put a drastic slow down on your operations and unfortunately, it’s practically impossible to predict exactly when these events will happen.

There are more than a few logistics and distribution topics to watch in 2020

Logistics Management

In 2020, keep an eye on AI and micro-fulfillment

Fuel Fact Check: Propane Is a Dirty Fuel

NGT News

When considering alternative fuels and options that are better for the environment, many fleet owners are overlooking propane autogas, thinking it is a dirty fuel. But this is not the case.


Q&A: Abe Eshkenazi, CEO of The Association for Supply Chain Management

Logistics Management

Logistics Management Group News Editor recently caught up with ASCM’s Abe Eshkenazi to learn more about the various trends occurring within the intersection of e-commerce and related site development, as they relate to the myriad moving logistics-related parts

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.

Go-Ahead London Electrifies Route 100

NGT News

BYD Europe, a manufacturer of electric buses, and Alexander Dennis Ltd. ADL), a British bus building company, say their electric vehicle partnership has delivered 11 new 100% emissions-free, pure electric BYD ADL Enviro200EV electric buses to Go-Ahead London, the largest bus company in London.

Port of Oakland container volume dipped 1.8 percent in 2019

Logistics Management

The Port of Oakland – which stages its “6th Annual State of the Port” address on January 29 – reports that its 2019 container volume decreased 1.8

RTS Expands New York’s Zero-Emission Fleet

NGT News

New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., an independent bus manufacturer, has a new contract with the Regional Transit Service Inc. RTS) in Rochester, N.Y.,

Truck tonnage volumes are low but mostly up, reports ATA

Logistics Management

The ATA’s advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index for December—at 118.2 2015=100)—topped November’s 113.6 reading by 4% after a 3.4% decline from October to November

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.

Interenergy Purchases $1.2 Million in EV Charging Equipment

NGT News

Blink Charging Co. says InterEnergy, an owner and operator of power generation, transmission and distribution assets in Latin America, has enlisted Blink to bring EV charging infrastructure to the Dominican Republic and Panama.

Truck tonnage volumes see modest gains, reports ATA

Logistics Management

The ATA’s advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index for December—at 118.2 2015=100)—topped November’s 113.6 reading by 4% after a 3.4% decline from October to November

Enevate Commercializing New Low-Cost Battery Technology

NGT News

Enevate, a producer of advanced silicon-dominant lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology capable of extreme fast charging for electric vehicles (EVs), says its new fourth-generation technology is now optimized for high-volume commercialization and manufacturing at gigafactory scale.

Editor’s Choice: Building a Smarter Supply Chain for E-Commerce

Logistics Viewpoints

Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This week’s post is from Manhattan Associates. The explosion of e-commerce has impacted every part of the supply chain, from distribution centers to inventory and transportation. Manhattan’s podcast, Transportation Disruption, discussed these challenges with industry thought leaders and experts – you can listen to it here.

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.

Transportation Data Overload: How a TMS Enables Data Management


The volume and opportunity to collect and manage transportation data is increasing, and companies are clamoring over their potential.

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What Is Vendor Compliance Program for Retail?

GoShip Blog

The bigger the retail industry becomes, the more complex regulations arise. Specifically, more retailers are now developing and deploying vendor compliance programs for their suppliers to manage the business on pre-determined conditions.

Six Steps to an Ethical and Sustainable Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Manufacturers today face increasingly complex challenges, from economic instability to compliance pressures and heightened global competition

Working in Supply Chain across different countries with Carly Cummings

Logistics Bureau

Carly Cummings , one of our guest speakers for the Supply Chain Leaders Academy , has had some impressive Supply Chain roles around South East Asia and she’s sharing with us the benefits of getting to work overseas in a very different culture and environment. Want to jumpstart your career?

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.

Despite Record Passenger Numbers, KLM Cargo Slips in 2019

Airfreight Logistics

KLM carried a record number of 35.1 million passengers in 2019. However, KLM Cargo traffic fell by 3.5% in 2019 as a whole, against a marginal capacity increase of 0.2%. Consequently, cargo load factor dipped by 2.5 percentage points.

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The Online Retail Landscape in 2019: A Review of the Highs and Lows

Logistics Bureau

What was behind Amazon’s falling profits in 2019, and how did other big online retail players perform? In this retrospective of the highs and lows of the year, learn which retailers excelled, and which ones looked like they might be struggling in the fiercely competitive online retail arena.

Transportation Data Overload: How a TMS Enables Data Management


The post Transportation Data Overload: How a TMS Enables Data Management appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Supply Chain Trends Blog Posts

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2020 Freight Shipping Outlook: Top 10 Freight Industry Issues

Freight Center

Every year, it seems like the freight shipping industry changes. As a shipper or small business owner, you might wonder what freight industry issues could affect your shipping demands. We’re here to help. The American Transportation Research Institute’s “Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry — 2019 ” is a 30-page report based on responses from 2,119 industry stakeholders to its annual survey.

Exploring the Supply Chain Revolution

Speaker: Sheri Hinish, Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital

So much change is already underway in the supply chain, but what does this change entail and what does supply chain’s future hold? Join Sheri Hinish, affectionately called the Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital, to discuss Supply Chain 5.0. and trends in supply chain, technology, sustainability, and leadership.