Mon.Oct 07, 2019

Industry trends to watch

Fleet Owner

The trucking industry is always evolving. Sometimes the evolution is spurred on by internal developments and other times it’s external forces that bring about change. Speaking at a recent NationaLease meeting, Rob Garcia, senior vice president of su

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Why Final Mile Collaboration Yields Better Results


As explained by Supply Chain 24/7, consumers’ expectations for faster fulfillment continue to grow, and millennials specifically are willing to pay up to 30% more to get products faster. Unfortunately, this demands a seamless, efficient supply chain process.

Tackling legal marijuana, HOS, infrastructure among ATA's priorities

Fleet Owner

SAN DIEGO – Chris Spear, president and CEO of American Trucking Associations, outlined the steps his group is undertaking to tackle a variety of current and emerging challenges. Speaking at ATA’s Management Conference & Exhibition, Spear announc

Top 30 Ocean Carriers: Complex scenario undermines confidence

Logistics Management

Forecasted disrupters such as Brexit and the U.S.-China China trade war are putting more pressure than ever on ocean cargo carriers. Add in the complexity of IMO 2020 and an early start to the Lunar New Year and the complexity multiplies

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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.

Photos: ATA Management Conference & Exhibition opens

Fleet Owner

More than 2,000 trucking professionals are attending this fall’s ATA show in San Diego

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WABCO to provide Altec with active collision mitigation

Fleet Owner

WABCO says it will provide its advanced emergency braking system to Altec, a provider of products and services to the electric utility and other markets, for use with its medium-duty trucks. The OnGuardACTIVE radar-based active safety system from WA

IHS explains U.S. manufacturing PMI survey divergences

Logistics Management

ISM data focus on larger multinationals, whereas IHS Markit polls a representative mix of company size

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Photos: ATA Management Conference & Exhibition opens

Fleet Owner

More than 2,000 trucking professionals are attending this fall’s ATA show in San Diego

Using Technology to Help Visually Impaired Warehouse Workers

Material Handling and Logistics

Zebra Technology customized the solutions for the company's visually-impaired workers with large characters, color coding and voice-directed picking

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.

Cooper adds SmartWay-verified, long-haul Roadmaster steer tire

Fleet Owner

Cooper Tire’s Roadmaster brand recently added a new tire in its commercial long-haul lineup—the Roadmaster RM832 EM steer tire. The new tire is SmartWay verified and blends excellent fuel efficiency with long miles-to-removal due to 18/32nds of trea

Autonomous Vehicles Catering to Food

Food Logistics

The food and beverage industry is serving its markets with a variety of autonomous vehicles

How to Turn Data into Business Value

Talking Logistics

Companies have access to more data than ever before, but more data doesn’t automatically translate into more insights and business value. How do you go from data to business value? Why is data context important? How do you turn insights into action? Those are some of the key questions I discussed with Stephen Husk, Supply. Read more How to Turn Data into Business Value. The post How to Turn Data into Business Value appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Mack Anthem Extended Chassis Fairings Boost Efficiency

NGT News

Mack Trucks is enhancing its Anthem model’s fuel efficiency with the addition of an all-new extended chassis fairing option that seamlessly integrates with the truck’s existing fairings, directing air more smoothly around the rear axles to improve fuel efficiency by up to 0.5%.

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.

What Is Bonded Cargo and Bonded Transport


It can seem overwhelming at best to try and prepare paperwork properly, correctly package your materials, and follow every regulation set forth around the world by various controlling bodies.

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Adaptation, Adoption, and Agility: An SMB’s 3-Step Approach to Digital Transformation Success


Time To Read: 5 minutes. By Marne Martin, CEO of WorkWave. Service companies of all kinds understand that business-as-usual is no longer possible.

Change is Hard, but Coca-Cola Consolidated’s Real-time Visibility Solution Refreshes the Bottom Line

Logistics Viewpoints

Coca-Cola Consolidated implemented FourKites' real-time visibility solution. Change is hard, but real gains have been made in their supply chain operations. Brett Frankenberg, Senior Vice President of Product Supply Planning and Bottler Sales at Coca-Cola Consolidated described the journey at the FourKites user conference. The post Change is Hard, but Coca-Cola Consolidated’s Real-time Visibility Solution Refreshes the Bottom Line appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Miami-Dade Deploying 33 Heavy-Duty Electric Transit Buses

NGT News

Miami-Dade County is purchasing 33 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses with DuoPower drivetrain technology, along with up to 75 plug-in Proterra chargers. Proterra says this deal is its largest electric bus order on the East Coast.

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.

Supply Chain Analytics Solution

Material Handling and Logistics

Descartes Analytics is an advanced analysis and reporting solution designed to help users leverage data contained within Descartes’ solutions

STB issues NPRM focusing on railroad sector’s cost of capital

Logistics Management

The United States Surface Transportation Board (STB) recently issued a notice of proposed rulemaking focused on enhancing its methodology for determining the railroad industry’s cost of capital

Important Tips for Protecting Your IP from China

Fleet Owner

Attorney Fred Rocafort, who focuses on intellectual property worldwide, discusses with the most serious IP-related risks faced by companies doing business in China

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SuperCool develops range of SuperSense Smart Solutions

Refrigerated Transporter

New technology helps reduce waste by improving standards, practices for transport, storage of refrigerated goods

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.

False log! or: Another name for ‘7.2 miles South of Chaparral, N.M.’

Overdrive Online

Small fleet owner Leander Richmond's ongoing battle over a false-log violation that seems to stem from a dispute over just where '7.2 miles S of Chaparral, N.M." happens to be. While officers are human like the rest of us, he appreciates, "by the same token, once you’re handed proof that you screwed up, fix it and the world just keeps on spinning." If only.


Building Resilient Supply Chains Across a Volatile Business Landscape

Supply Chain Brain

Bad weather isn’t the only event that threatens the efficient operation of global supply chains

Oh So Spooky: Myths and Legends that Haunt Michigan

3PL Insights

Halloween is just around the corner! That means it is time for pumpkin-spiced lattes and spooky stories shared around the campfire. Evans Distribution Systems has been around for 90 years, we’re no stranger to the haunted characters that call our great state home.

News roundup, Oct. 7: New app from factoring company, Citgard now at Pilot Flying J, breast-cancer awareness from Diesel Laptops

247 Customs Broker

Trucking news and briefs for Monday, Oct. 7, 2019: New FreightCheck app for fast factoringBibby Financial Services’ new FreightCheck app is designed to allow trucking… The post News roundup, Oct.

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.