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.

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

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

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.

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.

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Planning accuracy…can you get too much of a good thing?


F ulfilling the need for resi lience to change in long – term planning while providing accuracy in short – term planning can improve business performance and reduce stress levels. . Attempting to forecast the unforecastable is a tendency of many supply chain professionals.

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

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.

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


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.

Soon, Most Logistics Companies May Go Out of Business Due to Technology

More Than Shipping

A major transformation is underway in logistics and transport.

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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

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

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.

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.

AOBRD to ELD: Fast Track Guide to Fleets

Fleet Owner

Get ready for the December 2019 ELD full compliance deadline

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.


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

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

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.

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.

How Logistics Is Proving that Amazon Needs to Be Regulated


A version of this article originally appeared on . A few days ago, Amazon announced one day delivery plans.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.