Tue.Nov 06, 2018

Don’t Lose Your Balance on Electronic Recycling

Talking Logistics

Dismantling an electronic device can be complex and costly. Mass Balance is a methodology to determine the most economical balance between the cost of dismantling and the material recovery value. Mass Balance Principles (source: GEODIS).

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Already here, or maybe needs more testing, but blockchain will add value

The LoadStar

Companies can find “tremendous value” in new technologies, but it’s crucial to think carefully about the driver behind any change and how it is implemented. But change is essential, warned Grace Liang, president, OOCL Canada, at the recent CIFFA conference in Toronto. “In

Perfect Truckload Shipments: What They Are and Why They Matter

CH Robinson Logistics

Wanting to know how your supply chain compares to others in your industry (or the market at large) is natural. After all, knowing where you stand can influence your goals, planning, and strategies in the future.

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6 Tips for Writing an Excellent Ecommerce Shipping Returns Policy


An ecommerce business comes with its own unique benefits, as well as challenges. You have an amazing opportunity to reach many people and sell your product all over the world. But you also face the challenge of people not being able to try on or carefully examine your product.

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.

Shippers Look to Unify Transportation Systems to Manage Soaring Parcel Volume

Logistics Viewpoints

The approaching holiday season is shining a bright light on transportation operations of retail companies both large and small. The rise of ecommerce has created loftier expectations of modern consumers for faster, on-time, perfect deliveries. Managing the deluge of parcel shipments is a serious challenge and many retailers and their suppliers are already straining to keep up. Global parcel volume in 2017 grew to 74.4 billion parcels, a 17 percent increase over 2016, according to […].

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[PODCAST] Why Shippers Focused on Transportation Accounting Reduce Transportation Costs


Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes Jennifer Jacobson, the Cerasis Accounting & Finance Manager.

Perfect Truckload Shipments: What They Are and Why They Matter

CH Robinson Logistics

Wanting to know how your supply chain compares to others in your industry (or the market at large) is natural. After all, knowing where you stand can influence your goals, planning, and strategies in the future.

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RFID Enables Nearly 100% Order Accuracy for Retail

Material Handling and Logistics

Using RFID, companies can triple their order accuracy and reduce chargebacks. Line item RFID is showing the capability to increase supply chain efficiency. .


Speaker: artificial intelligence is about to trigger a new reality for logistics

DC Velocity

Companies that don't adapt before their peers will get run over by this "technology train," GT Nexus founder tells 3PL conference. Technology

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.

FedEx rolls out 2019 rate increases

Logistics Management

FedEx said that rates for FedEx Express are heading up by an average of 4.9% for U.S. domestic, U.S. export, and U.S. import services. And FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery rates are each going up by an average of 4.9%, with FedEx SmartPost rates also rising


Airfreight growth rises 2 percent in September

DC Velocity

Capacity outstrips demand for seventh straight month, IATA reports. Transportation

Truckers with depression find hope and others to listen online

Fleet Owner

Truck drivers are one of the top eight occupations likely to commit suicide. A Facebook group has become a place for drivers with depression to get help and find camaraderie

Canadian carriers are flying high with a cargo of cannabis

The LoadStar

Although eagerly anticipated in some quarters, the legalisation of cannabis for leisure purposes in Canada on October 17 turned out to be a less than soaring occasion, both in terms of consumption and aircraft payloads.

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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.

A combination of monitoring tech to get at true fatigue

Fleet Owner

At the heart of a truck driver fatigue warning system delivered through a partnership between Trimble Transportation and Pulsar Informatics is that latter company's wealth of fatigue and sleep research from the aviation, aerospace, and other safety-s

November 2018 LM Viewpoint: Capacity Blues

Logistics Management

If I were to share a single observation from this year’s CSCMP conference, it would be this: Nearly every conversation I had in Nashville touched on the motor carrier capacity crisis

We need your help solving the CBEV infrastructure challenge

Fleet Owner

Today, electric trucks are being developed concurrently with charging systems and there are no clear indications of where rapid charging, battery technology, grid infrastructure, and electric trucks could go

GRI Season: The Importance and Benefits of Digitalization 

Blue Grace Logistics

The arrival of fall marks the beginning of the biggest annual influx in demand for the transportation of freight. This is caused by the flurry of demand from shoppers that crop up in anticipation of the holiday season.

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.

Class 8 order surge is 12 months old

Fleet Owner

For the eighth straight month, Class 8 orders surpassed 40,000 units in North America

CMA CGM sticks to controversial bunker surcharge – and raises the price

The LoadStar

CMA CGM Group, which includes ocean carrier APL, has raised its emergency bunker surcharge (EBS) to $100 per teu for all deepsea cargo movements from 1 December.

Peterbilt offers new used truck warranty options

Fleet Owner

Peterbilt Red Oval Certified vehicles pass a comprehensive 150-point factory certified inspection performed by factory-trained service technicians

Dubai’s DP World sues China over Djibouti trade zone

The LoadStar

The row in the Horn of Africa between DP World and the government of Djibouti rumbles on, and now appears to be dragging the Chinese government to the courts. The Dubai operator is suing it for the investment of state-owned port operator China Merchants and its role in acquiring a 23.5%

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.

Convert Your Fleet to Renewable Diesel

Fleet Owner

Renewable diesel meets diesel specifications and can help you achieve environmental goals quickly with no impact to performance

WLTP hits sales and profits in Germany

Automotive Logistics

Carmaker VW Group and parts supplier Schaeffler have both put weaker third-quarter financial performance down to the effects of the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP).

Forwarding business a star performer for DP-DHL in the third quarter

The LoadStar

The turnaround at Deutsche Post-DHL’s freight forwarding unit has continued – today the German group announced third-quarter figures that show forwarding operations had achieved a year-on-year ebit increase of 58.2%.

Co-op to build £45m distribution centre at Biggleswade – Logistics Manager Magazine

247 Customs Broker

Co-op is to build a 661,000 sq ft distribution depot at Symmetry Park, Biggleswade in Bedfordshire. The £45 million DC support its growth across London, the South and South East. It has secured a 20-year lease on the site.

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.