Mon.Sep 09, 2019

Shipping Challenges in E-Commerce

More Than Shipping

Online shopping has gained a lot of traction over the past decade or so and it does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon. With this growing trend, online retailers and logistics companies have been forced to find new ways to meet the changing needs of their customers.

Sensor Robots Can Handle Hazardous Situations

Material Handling and Logistics

The "Squishy Rotobt" is equipped with six cameras, GPS, and various interchangeable chemical, biological, and radiological sensors that deliver data and 360-degree videos in situations where human access can be difficult or unsafe

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Penske Logistics Thanks its Drivers During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Move Ahead

Professional truck drivers are the face of our brand; they make impressions throughout their day that signify what Penske represents. Drivers are the faces behind what we do — helping move lives and businesses forward. The U.S. trucking industry is taking this week, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW), to recognize the contributions of the nation’s 3.5 million professional truck drivers who help hold this industry together.

Integrating Customer Portals into End-to-End Supply Chain Processes

Talking Logistics

There have been many ways that companies have attempted to exchange data and information with their trading partners over the years. One more recent method is through online customer portals. While these portals are meant to replace the manual processing of faxes and emails, they create their own integration challenges. What are some of those. Read more Integrating Customer Portals into End-to-End Supply Chain Processes.

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.

Final Mile Carriers: What Should Shippers Know?

Cerasis

As noted by Freight Waves, e-commerce will contribute to the delivery of more than 100 million parcels per day by 2026.

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Cummins Beefs up Hydrogen Fuel Cell Business with Hydrogenics Acquisition

NGT News

Cummins Inc. has closed on its acquisition of Hydrogenics Corp., a provider of fuel cell and hydrogen production technologies. The previously announced acquisition was completed for $15.00

FMCSA seeks to extend drug, alcohol clearinghouse deadline for states

Fleet Owner

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has proposed extending the deadline for states to comply with the final rule establishing a federal drug and alcohol clearinghouse for truck drivers. The updated proposal would give state agenc

Quantum Rolls out New CNG Transport Trailer

NGT News

Quantum Fuel Systems LLC, a provider of compressed natural gas (CNG) transport trailers and heavy-duty truck fuel storage systems, has announced its newest virtual pipeline product line extension, the VPLite45/40’.

Procurement KPIs that make sense

Fleet Owner

Here are six KPIs that make sense for your procurement efforts

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.

What Technology are Teams Using to Support Their Demand Forecasting Process?

AIMMS

Part II in our series on assessing your Demand Forecasting process . In Part I of this series , we looked at supply chain professionals’ perception of forecast accuracy and how they see their forecast evolving in the future.

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CNH Industrial investing $250M in Nikola's 'disruptive' HD trucks

Fleet Owner

CNH Industrial NV says it intends to enter into a “strategic and exclusive” heavy-duty truck partnership with Nikola Corporation, based in Phoenix AZ, to accelerate industry transformation toward emission neutrality of Class 8 heavy-duty trucks in No

“Slow” peak season this year is expected for Mexico

ShipLilly

Mexico’s economy is struggling, and consumer demand is weakening as the peak season for Asian imports is expected to be significantly softer than it has been before.

Stamps.com rolls out GlobalPost International Shipping Services amid U.S.-UPU unease

Logistics Management

With the United States potentially exiting the Universal Postal Union (UPU), that raises the possibility of higher rates for global shippers.

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.

CALSTART Launches Effort for Autonomous, Zero-Emission Transit Vehicles

NGT News

CALSTART is launching a project to explore new automated vehicle technologies aimed at boosting transit ridership, cutting traffic and congestion, and reducing emissions. The project’s ultimate goal is to support the development of a next-generation zero-emission autonomous transit vehicle.

Introducing WorkWave Payments

WorkWave

Time To Read: 2 minutes. WorkWave is always striving to make service easier, optimized, and more effective for our many users, giving you the ultimate power and flexibility on the way to achieving your full business potential.

REG Ultra Clean Diesel Arrives at Oregon Locations

NGT News

Bretthauer Oil, a fuel supplier in the Northwest, has announced the availability of REG Ultra Clean diesel for bulk delivery and purchase at its cardlock sites in Hillsboro and McMinnville, Ore. Developed by Renewable Energy Group Inc.

Nissan CEO Saikawa steps down after overpayment scandal

Fleet Owner

An internal investigation by the OEM found he had been overpaid by 90 million yen ($841,000) via stock appreciation rights, including tax adjustments

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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.

Who Will Win the Autonomous Trucking Race? Don’t Bet on the Big Guys

Logistics Viewpoints

A small, thinly funded company - Starsky Robotics - was the first to test an autonomous truck on the Interstate. Starsky is zigging while the rest of the industry has zagged. Starsky is betting the simplicity in engineering will allow them to win the race to market autonomous trucks. The post Who Will Win the Autonomous Trucking Race? Don’t Bet on the Big Guys appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Transportation autonomous trucking

Uber Freight to open up new Chicago-based headquarters

Logistics Management

Uber said it plans to invest more than $200 million annually in the facility in the form of headcount, real estate development, and other expenses

What to Look for When Bringing on a Collection Agency Partner – Tips from Industry Leader A.R.M. Solutions

WorkWave

Time To Read: 3 minutes. By The WorkWave Partner Team and A.R.M. Solutions. Taking the steps to find the right 3 rd party collection agency partner can be a confusing time for business owners.

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XL Customers Hit 100 Million Miles in 10 Years

NGT News

XL, a provider of vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, has announced that its customers have cumulatively driven 100 million miles using the company’s hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric drive systems.

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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.

ATA economist: risks of freight recession limited to spot market

Commercial Carrier Journal

Bob Costello, ATA economist, said contract freight rates have held steady but trends in the spot market are making it tough for small fleets to survive. Industry News News

My Year as the Influential Woman in Trucking

Women in Trucking

Ask Angela: How was your year as the Influential Woman In Trucking? This opportunity allowed me to meet many amazing people. I was able to travel and speak at conferences - helping promote diversity in the industry.

New Landfill Gas-to-RNG Plant Under Construction in Indy

NGT News

In August, SCS Energy broke ground on the construction of a new landfill gas to renewable natural gas (RNG) plant in Indianapolis. Indy High Btu LLC engaged SCS Energy to build the RNG plant under an engineering, procurement and construction agreement.

Advanced Simulation for Warehouse Execution

Material Handling and Logistics

Softeon has released advanced simulation capabilities as part of its Warehouse Execution System solution, delivering improved distribution performance across multiple time horizons

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.