Mon.Sep 09, 2019

Shipping Challenges in E-Commerce

MTS Logistics

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

Penske 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.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

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

Procurement KPIs that make sense

Fleet Owner

Here are six KPIs that make sense for your procurement efforts

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’.

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

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

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

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

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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“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.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

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.

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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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.

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.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

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.

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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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

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.

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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5 tips to consider when prepping for the winter shipping season.

Freightquote

With the winter season comes new freight shipping challenges. We break down what shippers need to know to minimize potential issues and ship efficiently

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.

What does FOB mean in shipping?

Freightquote

FOB stands for “free on board” or “freight on board” in shipping. It indicates when the liability and ownership of goods is transferred from a seller to a buyer. Get the full breakdown from Freightquote

Exploring the Supply Chain Revolution

Speaker: Sheri Hinish, Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital

So much change is already underway in the supply chain, but what does this change entail and what does supply chain’s future hold? Join Sheri Hinish, affectionately called the Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital, to discuss Supply Chain 5.0. and trends in supply chain, technology, sustainability, and leadership.