Tue.Dec 10, 2019

Finding And Vetting The Best Fulfillment Companies: 6 Helpful Do’s And Don’ts

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

The right fulfillment partner can be a powerful ally in a business’s quest to become bigger, better, and more profitable – particularly as online sales and customer expectations grow. But how do you even begin to find that partner in a field that’s chock-full of possibilities?

TMS and/or Parcel? Finding the Perfect Package

Talking Logistics

What would a forest with one billion trees look like? That’s approximately how many trees it would take to create the cardboard for the estimated 165 billion packages shipped in the U.S. each year, according to rough calculations as reported by Fast Company. That is a lot of parcels.

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Driver health and safety are linked

Truck News

At Healthy Trucker, we’ve been repeating the phrase, “A healthier driver is a safer driver,” since we set out to improve the health of the industry over six years ago. Every driver out there wants to be among the best … Health & Safety Transportation driver health Newsletter

How Real-Time Freight Rates Help Shippers Navigate Market Volatility


The post How Real-Time Freight Rates Help Shippers Navigate Market Volatility appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Business Intelligence Capacity Challenges Value of a TMS Blog Posts

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.

[PODCAST] End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility: The Always Evolving Quest Driven by Tech


Listen to “End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility: The Always Evolving Quest Driven by Technology” on Spreaker.

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RNG Coalition Eyes Lofty Goal for 2050

NGT News

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Value Beyond the Task: The Benefits of Robotics Outside Immediate Workflows

Logistics Viewpoints

What’s the operational and strategic value of robotics? This question is more important now than ever, as businesses look to robotics to overcome labor challenges and increase operational flexibility. Flexibility is a strategic concept summarizing the elasticity a warehouse needs to adapt to market changes and skyrocketing consumer expectations. Helping to address flexibility in the warehouse is the newer robotics market for autonomous mobile robots (AMR).

Valvoline launches its first hybrid-specific motor oil

Fleet Owner

Extending its commitment to develop products and services for vehicles of the future, Valvoline created full synthetic motor oil specifically formulated for hybrid electric vehicles

project44 and SAP team up for transportation processes-oriented partnership

Logistics Management

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.

Volvo Trucks Looking at Electrification for Construction, Distribution Fleets

NGT News

Volvo Trucks says it has developed electric concept trucks for construction operations and regional distribution, joining the existing commercialization of Volvo electric trucks for urban transport.

Trump, Pelosi Seal Revised NAFTA Deal

Material Handling and Logistics

The USCMC deal “will be the model for American trade deals going forward," said U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer


House of Reps. Democrats and White House come to terms of working deal for USMCA

Logistics Management

Significant progress has been reached towards the possibility of signing the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), an updated version of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) into law, with U.S.


Retail Imports Surged in November Ahead of December Tariffs

Material Handling and Logistics

Even though growth has slowed, low unemployment and higher wages have helped bolster purchases and, thereby, imports for consumer goods

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.

DB Schenker Opens Fully Solar-powered Logistics Center in Dubai

Logistics Manager

DB Schenker has opened its first fully solar-powered logistics center in Dubai with an area of 33,000 m². The regional distribution center, DLC II, is located in the logistics area of Dubai South, in the immediate vicinity of Al Maktoum International Airport.

Cold Storage Labels

Material Handling and Logistics

ID Label Inc. has introduced Arctic Xtreme warehouse rack labels for cold storage environments


Diesel average falls more than 2 cents per gallon, reports EIA

Logistics Management

With a 2.1-cent decline, the national average price per gallon is $3.049.


Qwyk Wins Global Deal with DB Schenker

Logistics Manager

Qwyk , the digital freight start-up, has signed an agreement to further enhance DB Schenker’s digital portfolio by connecting the company to the largest database for global sailing schedules. “We

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.

How Does Healthcare Shipping and Delivery Work?

PLS Logistics

Just like any other industry, healthcare and pharmacy institutions require fast and reliable shipping solutions. For the health industry, compliance and shipping speed are critical factors. Whether it’s prescription drugs delivery or urgent hospital supply shipping, time and organization matter.

Five Ways Your Warehouse Will Benefit From a Supply-Chain Audit

Supply Chain Brain

From grand-scale, end-to-end supply-chain inspections to the examination of discrete warehouses tasks, audits can provide vital data for achieving multiple objectives

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cargo-partner Expands Land-Air Solutions from Asia to Europe and USA

Airfreight Logistics

Due to fluctuating airfreight capacities out of China and Southeast Asia, cargo-partner says that an increasing number of customers rely on their alternative solutions via combined air and road transport.

Crowley gives money, services to WAA in honor of US veterans

Refrigerated Transporter

Crowley Maritime Corp recently donated end-to-end logistics services and contributions totaling nearly $50,000 to Wreaths Across America. The company said its goal is to honor US warfighters by helping lay almost 13,000 wreaths at gravesites in Jack

The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

UPS announces expansion of key international service offerings

Logistics Management

More Celadon fallout: Next steps for two operators

Overdrive Online

Who's more important in the trucking-business mix -- the drivers or the customers? Given it seems drivers were among some of the last to know of the trucking company's impending closure, formerly Celadon-employed trucker Bo Wells' story suggests the question is well appropriate. Uncategorized bankruptcy Bo Wells Celadon orientation Quality Companies Steve Randall Transport Enterprise Leasing

Exclusive Interview: Port of Oakland’s New Executive Director Danny Wan shares his vision

Logistics Management

In addition to seaport, the port controls Oakland International Airport and Oakland’s Jack London Square entertainment district. Among the challenges Mr. Wan will soon be facing is whether the port’s maritime business can co-exist with new neighbors

DB Schenker Opens Fully Solar-powered Logistics Center in Dubai

Airfreight Logistics

DB Schenker has opened its first fully solar-powered logistics center in Dubai with an area of 33,000 m². The regional distribution center, DLC II, is located in the logistics area of Dubai South, in the immediate vicinity of Al Maktoum International Airport.

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.