Wed.Mar 20, 2019

Has FedEx Bitten Off More Than It Can Chew?

Logistics Trends and Insights

By Cathy Morrow Roberson. Overall, it could have been worse. Total revenue increased 3% while operating income increased 6.2% (as reported) or 2.1% (adjusted) depending on how one wishes to view it. However, as one begins to study the numbers further, some questions start to formulate.

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As trucks get more complex, so does fleet maintenance

Fleet Owner

Technicians are turning to new tools and technologies to overcome these challenges and reaping dividends through predictive maintenance and less vehicle downtime

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FMCSA Red Flagging Brokers with Bonds Pending Cancellation


The beginning of November 2018 saw a change in how the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) marks carriers, brokers and forwarders whose surety bond or insurance is about to expire or is being canceled.

Everyone has a role in efficient freight movement

Fleet Owner

Improved freight efficiency isn’t just the responsibility of vehicle manufacturers, fleets and drivers

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.

Deliver On-Time and In-Full with a Retail Consolidation Program

Talking Logistics

The pace of change in today’s retail environment is faster than ever. E-commerce and shifting, more demanding consumer behaviors have led retailers to tighten requirements for shippers across the board. Penalties for late or partial shipments are steep and can make or break a shipper’s relationship with a retailer. Shippers can mitigate this challenge with a retail consolidation program. So what is a retail consolidation program? How does it work? And what are the benefits to shippers?

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Warehouses Are Experiencing a Metamorphosis In Operational Procedures


Warehouses and distribution centers around the world are coping with massive change and investment to stay competitive.

Omnitracs acquires Blue Dot Solutions for fleet management software

Fleet Owner

Integration of cloud-native applications to further innovate its comprehensive transportation platform, increasing focus on driver workflow and back office usability

Figuring Congestion’s Impact on Fuel Consumption and Emissions

Material Handling and Logistics

Highway traffic bottlenecks are raising fuel costs and hurting the environment, ATRI Finds


NYC Maritime Hackathon 2019: Connecting Big Data And Maritime

Logistics Management

Over an intensive 36-hour period, entrepreneurs, investors, maritime executives and tech leaders will collaborate to develop solutions that aim to transform the maritime industry

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.

The Warehouse Labor Gap is Unsustainable

Logistics Viewpoints

US warehousing and storage industry (3PL) employment grew from 779 million in January 2015 to 1.2 billion in December 2018, a CAGR of 11% from 2015 through 2018. At the same time, US unemployment is at historic lows. This suggests that the warehousing and storage industry must hire workers from other industries. Stories about individual warehouses paints a picture of high demand for labor, low availability, and high turnover rates. Something has to “give”.

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ATA Truck Tonnage Index fell 0.2% in February

Fleet Owner

Index is 5.4% higher than February 2018

Developing Custom WHS Wave Configuration in D365FO

Blue Horseshoe Solutions

The Blue Horseshoe supply chain team gets this question a lot: How do you develop a custom WHS wave step in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations? This process has dramatically changed from custom wave steps in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. In AX 2012, the developer […].

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Brexit uncertainty causing concern for automotive

Automotive Logistics

A major automotive parts manufacturer has put plans for a new headquarters in the UK on hold, another is seeking non-UK producers for input materials, component suppliers are building up stock and companies’ task forces continue their work as Britain’s political deadlock over Brexit goes to the wire.

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.

Deliver On-Time and In-Full with a Retail Consolidation Program

Talking Logistics

The pace of change in today’s retail environment is faster than ever. E-commerce and shifting, more demanding consumer behaviors have led retailers to tighten requirements for shippers across the board. Penalties for late or partial shipments are steep and can make or break a shipper’s relationship with a retailer. Shippers can mitigate this challenge with a retail consolidation program. So what is a retail consolidation program? How does it work? And what are the benefits to shippers?

LTL shipping trends in the United States

Brighter Logistics

In the last couple of years, the LTL sector of the trucking industry has experienced amazing growth. And this is not a surprise since the trucking industry is experiencing trends like the massive growth in e-commerce, shortened supply chains and tighter capacity. These LTL shipping trends in the United States are expected to change the … Continue reading "LTL shipping trends in the United States". The post LTL shipping trends in the United States appeared first on Brighter Logistics Blog

Estratégias para aumentar as vendas de empresas de logística


Se você trabalha com comércio, sabe o quanto é importante ter uma boa estratégia para aumentar as vendas. Contudo, sabemos que nos dias atuais essa tarefa não é nada fácil. O consumidor está mais exigente e é cada vez mais difícil se manter como a empresa número um na mente dos clientes. No ramo de […]. O post Estratégias para aumentar as vendas de empresas de logística apareceu primeiro em Blog LoGo.

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Procurement-specific technologies expected to become far more broadly adopted soon, says study

Logistics Management

Digital transformation is making it easier for procurement organizations to “do more with less,” according to newly-released Procurement Key Issues research from The Hackett Group, Inc

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.

Buyer’s Guide to Field Service Software


Time To Read: 1 minute Take the first step to improving your field service business with the WorkWave Field Service Buyer’s Guide for 2019. Resource


Oracle announces cloud enhancements for logistics management optimization

Logistics Management

Oracle announced a series of new innovations to Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud it says will help global organizations create more responsive and efficient supply chains

CMA CGM to acquire Ceva Logistics

Automotive Logistics

French shipping line CMA CGM is to take over Ceva Logistics after more than a third of the Swiss 3PL’s shareholders accepted CMA CGM’s friendly public offer. Almost 21.5m Ceva shares were tendered at 30 Swiss francs each, giving a transaction value of around $641m.

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Six Steps to a Great Technology Stack

Logistics Management

Amber Road’s new eBook, Six Steps to a Great Technology Stack, explains how your organization can leverage digital connectivity for multiple benefits

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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.

What is Less-Than-Truckload Shipping and How Can It Benefit You?

GoShip Blog

LTL (less-than-truckload) shipping is one of many logistics options, but unlike many other types, it offers the best solutions for small businesses and individual shippers. The point is that you share the truck capacity with other shippers and pay only for space you actually use.

Navis acquires Octopi terminal operating systems

Logistics Management

Navis recently announced that it has acquired Miami-based Octopi, a cloud-based TOS built for small container and mixed cargo terminals. According to spokesmen, the strategic acquisition of Octopi strengthens Navis’ ability to provide toperating software solutions for its terminal customers, regardless of size

Booming cross-border e-commerce driving change in supply chains

The LoadStar

The global e-commerce sector grew 18.2% last year, driven by greater volumes of cross-border traffic, according to new research from logistics consultancy Transport Intelligence.

FedEx fiscal third quarter earnings reflect difficult market conditions

Logistics Management

While revenue, at $17 billion, was up 3% annually, net income, at $739 million, was below the $2.07 billion for the same quarter a year ago but below Wall Street expectations of $17.67 billion. Earnings per share, at $3.03, were below Wall Street expectations of $3.11.


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.