Mon.May 13, 2019

Supply Chain Visibility: Beyond “Where’s My Truck?”

Talking Logistics

I’ve been an industry analyst for over 20 years and achieving timely and accurate supply chain visibility has always been — and continues to be — a top priority for companies across all industries.

Walmart Is Tightening OTIF Requirements. Can Suppliers Step Up Their Game?

Supply Chain Brain

Suppliers are scrambling to meet Walmart’s tighter standards for delivery performance — and they can expect the giant retailer to keep raising the bar

Why you should read your owner's manual

Fleet Owner

From oil changes to grease programs, your owner’s manual holds the key to maximizing your equipment’s performance. Here are three reasons you should read your owner’s manual today


Ports, Shippers, Companies to Accelerate Blockchain Deployment Across Supply Chains

Material Handling and Logistics

Over 100 organizations and experts representing large shippers, supply chain providers and governments have joined the World Economic Forum project to speed up use of blockchain technology

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.

Autocar debuts first new conventional truck in 31 years, the DC-64R

Fleet Owner

Autocar Trucks has launched the Autocar DC-64R, billed as a completely new conventional truck purpose-built from the ground-up for severe-duty refuse applications. The Autocar DC-64R (the R stands for refuse) brings several notable innovations that m

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Autonomy: Partnerships of sky and ground

Fleet Owner

What is likely to happen on the road to autonomous vehicles is partnerships between truck makers and tech companies

Effective Reverse Logistics: Protecting the Bottom Line and Gaining Competitive Advantage

Supply Chain Brain

In an increasingly competitive industry, retailers can no longer rely on providing the right product at the right price, with customer service taking center ground in the battle for consumers’ hard-earned cash

Benefits of Supply Chain Automation

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. Benefits of Supply Chain Automation. When we speak of “automation” in a supply chain, people may think of drones carrying packages and self-driving trucks.

Used truck auction activity surges: Price Digests

Fleet Owner

Forced Liquidation Value (FLV) on the commercial truck market increased 3.5% in March with activity more than double the previous month, according to the latest Price Digests Commercial Truck Report. Even though the volume was up month over month, it

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.

To Ease the Squeeze of New Tariffs, Focus on Compliance

Supply Chain Brain

A year after tariffs on more than 1,300 Chinese goods first sent importers reeling, the news supply chain managers everywhere have been dreading is finally here

Are you developing your drivers careers and goals?

Fleet Owner

Fleets that offer drivers career development can get better commitment to fuel economy goals on the road


Inbound Freight Reporting: 16 Ways to Use Freight Data to Evaluate Spend by Supplier


When shippers grow too comfortable with inbound freight management activities, mistakes occur, and failure to recognize the signs of poor visibility in inbound freight management will result in higher costs.

Bendix to expand operations with new building acquisition

Fleet Owner

The 409,000 sq.-ft. facility to support expanding aftermarket business and bolster strategic alignment of manufacturing operations

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.

Cass and Broughton Capital report cites ongoing truckload and intermodal pricing strength

Logistics Management

Truckload rates, which measure linehaul rates, headed up 2.7% annually to 138.4 January 2005=100), extending a stretch of gains going back to November 2017). This reading is in close range of the 144.2 set in December 2018.


JDA Software Features Some Exciting New Products at their User Conference

Logistics Viewpoints

JDA Software introduced a robust new control tower solution at their user conference. This SaaS based solution provides real-time visibility to shipments, orders at risk of not being fulfilled, and several other supply chain issues. More importantly it is visibility and remediation. It is worth noting, that being able to tap into the supply chain plans provides a much richer predictive capability than control towers that only use execution data.

CN announces deal to acquire the intermodal division of H&R Transport

Logistics Management

Montreal-based Class I railroad carrier CN announced late last week that it has reached an agreement to acquire the intermodal division of Calgary, Alberta-based H&R Transport Limited.

Mack Trucks makes battery refresher standard across lineup for extended life

Fleet Owner

To maximize uptime and significantly extend the life of electrical charging system components, Mack Trucks is making a battery refresher standard on all Mack models. The battery refresher helps reduce and reverse the effects of sulfation, giving

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.

Forklift Batteries

Material Handling and Logistics

EnerSys has launched NexSys iON and NexSys PURE batteries, which are advanced Lithium-ion (Li-ion) and Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) solutions for a range of material handling applications

AOBRD to ELD: Fast Track Guide to Fleets

Fleet Owner

Get ready for the December 2019 ELD full compliance deadline

How to design an efficient picking?

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

As Cristina, I have also been looking at the 50 proposed questions and I saw some of them about picking. What does it mean picking about “operator-to- product” or “product-to-operator”?

Agriculture Transportation Coalition share concerns over tariffs

Logistics Management

While most of the alarm over trade war escalation with China has been expressed by leading U.S. retailers and manufacturers dependent on imports, another prominent voice is being raised by the nation’s largest association representing agricultural exporters

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.

CEntralized distribution network

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

After solving some of the possible exam questions that we have in an e-mail. One of them has caught my attention because I actually do not know what the real benefits of a centralized distribution network are.

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Introducing ShipChain’s Backend Services


If you’ve been following our blog , trends in logistics, or just the news in general, by now you know that blockchain is a big deal. Imagine a world in which all of your data is virtually unhackable, secure, and unable to be tampered with. Now imagine removing third-parties and their added costs entirely. You’re looking at higher profits, increased productivity, and fewer instances of unethical business or fraud due to the added transparency. That is the world with blockchain.

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Bull hauler Mary Hooks was told ‘I couldn’t do it, and I was gonna prove ’em wrong’

Overdrive Online

The latest in the "Faces of the Road" series of profiles features Hooks and her 2014 389: "I learned a lot from a lot of people over the years. A lot. There's people out there in Texas., most of them gone today, [who] are credited for whom and what I've become today. Without them, I never would have made it.". Uncategorized Bull haulers cattle cattle hauling faces of the road livestock mary hooks Merritt trailers Mike Hatcher niche hauls Ross Donahue


Logistics and tourism

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

Hi all! As some of you know, I studied Tourism and thinking about what to write, it has occurred to me to analyze Logistics a bit applied to my field.

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.