Mon.Mar 11, 2019

Six Steps to a More Ethical and Sustainable Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Consumers are more conscientious about their purchases than ever before. They expect organizations to meet a certain set of ethical standards, and supply chains aren’t exempt from scrutiny

Government mix-up, shutdown, led to hemp hauling driver’s arrest

Fleet Owner

While hemp is now legal, there is still a risk for drivers hauling the product across 'non-friendly states '

Keeping Transportation Costs Down With Packaging


The fact is that transportation makes up about 60% of the supply chain dollar. A lot of shippers blame the high cost of transportation on the carriers, but a lot of carriers agree, if things were packaged differently costs would not be a concern.

Robots in Logistics: What Will Humans Do?

Talking Logistics

According to the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), a record number of robots were shipped to companies last year , with more non-automotive companies installing robots than ever before.

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.

Nussbaum, Prime named 2019 'Best Fleets'

Fleet Owner

LAS VEGAS. Nussbaum Transportation and Prime Inc. were named the overall winners of the “2019 Best Fleets to Drive For” contest. The announcement was made March 11 at the Truckload Carriers Association’s annual conference. TCA partners with CarriersE

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Navistar, Love’s Travel Stops form service partnership

Fleet Owner

Boosts International service network to more than 1,000 locations in North America

Truck driver shortage: The current state and how to fight it.


Read how the freight industry's truck driver shortage may impact you

Geotab launches new flagship telematics device

Fleet Owner

Geotab said it has released its new GO9 telematics device, which the company said provides better acceleration tracking and a more accurate GPS. The launch of the GO9 also helps to position the company to expand globally, and be used in new vehicle t


How to tell if it’s time to upgrade your truckload shipping strategy.


Optimizing your truckload shipping strategy will help you prepare for potential shifts in what the market demands. Learn more about what your strategy can do for you, and what signs point to an upgrade

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.

Looking outside our industry for business lessons

Fleet Owner

Instead of benchmarking ourselves against businesses in our own industry, perhaps we would be better served to look elsewhere and see how folks are doing things in industries that are adjacent to ours or even unrelated to what we do

January retail sales see annual gains to start 2019, report Commerce and NRF

Logistics Management

Commerce reported that January retails sales, at $504.4 billion, were up 0.2% compared to December and up 2.3% annually. The NRF reported that January retail sales saw a 1.3% increase compared to December on a seasonally-adjusted basis, and a 3.6% annual increase on an unadjusted basis


First look at Ford's revamped commercial vehicle lineup

Fleet Owner

Ford is adding new engines, greater connectivity and smart new driver-assist technology across its commercial vehicle lineup. Check out what the latest Ford vehicles look like inside and out


E-commerce Logistics: Leverage new thinking

Logistics Management

Shippers are starting to see the incredible advantage that can be gained through the strategic management of e-commerce—especially as logistics professionals move out of their silos and into the C-suite. Industry experts further contend that walls will continue to be torn down before this disruption reaches an advanced and fully evolved stage

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.

Driving forces: Women taking on more lucrative trucker jobs

Fleet Owner

With women underrepresented among professional truck drivers and an industry long facing a shortage, one company finds more females applying to be heavy haulers

A Recession May Be Coming, But Not Just Yet, This Optimistic Economist Believes

Supply Chain Brain

The longer the U.S. economy stays strong, the greater the possibility of a deep recession


Fleet Owner - March 2019 print edition

Fleet Owner

This month's issue takes an in-depth look at how the increasing complexity of today's trucks is driving changes at maintenance shops and for the workers who have to navigate this increasingly digital world

LM Viewpoint on E-commerce Logistics: Time to simplify

Logistics Management

It’s a phenomenon that has not only fundamentally altered retail logistics operations, but has ushered in similar demands between suppliers and trading partners across manufacturing and B2B industries

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.

HighJump Elevate is a Wrap

Logistics Viewpoints

HighJump, a global provider of supply chain solutions, wrapped up its annual user conference, HighJump Elevate, last week. HighJump is a leading provider of warehouse management systems (WMS), but their solution portfolio is broader. The post HighJump Elevate is a Wrap appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Warehouse Management Systems

Four Requirements for a Successful Industry 4.0 Initiative


We are living in the dawn of a new era. Whether you call it Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), or Smart Manufacturing, there’s no denying that manufacturing is evolving at a pace never seen before. With the dawn comes illumination, but not necessarily clarity. The breakneck speed with which companies are figuring out […]. The post Four Requirements for a Successful Industry 4.0 Initiative appeared first on SYSPRO US. All Industries Manufacturing

First Annual NextGen Supply Chain Awards Winners Announced

Logistics Management

NextGen Supply Chain Conference and Supply Chain Management Review Announce the 1st Annual NextGen Supply Chain Award Winners. The 2019 awards, sponsored by IDC, will be presented on April 16th during the NextGen Supply Chain Conference

Nippon Express (Cambodia) Set to Build New Warehouse in Phnom Penh SEZ

Logistics Manager

Nippon Express (Cambodia) Co., Ltd., a local subsidiary of Nippon Express Co., recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction on a new warehouse in the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

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.

Uphill push resumes for expanded use of 33-foot trailers nationwide

Logistics Management

The push for nationwide use of 33-foot trailer combinations is back. Currently limited to twin 28-foot trailers, companies such as UPS and FedEx would gain an estimated 18 percent gain in productivity if twin-33s were allowed nationally

Dropshipping: how to destroy the meaning of “Stock”

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

The stock is over, or, at least, this is what Dropshipping pretends to do in next times.

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First Annual NextGen Supply Chain Awards Winners Announced

Logistics Management

NextGen Supply Chain Conference and Supply Chain Management Review Announce the 1st Annual NextGen Supply Chain Award Winners. The 2019 awards, sponsored by IDC, will be presented on April 16th during the NextGen Supply Chain Conference

Abandoned containers – who pays? Forwarders, it could be you

The LoadStar

Forwarders are being warned to consider themselves the ‘principal’ when it comes to container transport, amid mounting anger at unexpected storage and quay charges.

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.