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

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.

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

How CMMS Can Improve Warehouse Management

Supply Chain Brain

These crucial tasks control the operations within a warehouse

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.

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.

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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

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.

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


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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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.

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

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


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

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 '

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

“ I’m very excited to cook this new dish”

World Food Programme Logistics

More than 325,000 people living in the world’s largest refugee camp are now able to access a wider variety of nutritious food after the World Food Programme (WFP) opened new e-voucher outlets. Syeda Khatoun smiles as she uses the new WFP e-voucher outlet in Kutupalong refugee camp.

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

How Ocean Carriers Successfully Transport Durian

Logistics Manager

When shopping for fresh fruit, apart from flavor, the appearance and freshness are amongst the most important key buying factors. Both importers and exporters must entrust their valued products to transport service providers with experience and a specialization in the handling of fresh fruits.

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


Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be? It's 2019, and consumers are expecting shipping to be cheap and quick, but that can turn into a real headache from the shipper's side of the equation if you don't make the appropriate changes. But what changes do you even need to make? Join Hannah Testani, COO of Intelligent Audit, as she takes us through the reasons why your shipping could cost so much, and how to use big data and digital transformation to move the needle on your transportation spend.

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

247 Customs Broker

Retail sales, for the month of January, saw annual gains, according to data issued today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF). Commerce reported that January retails sales, at $504.4 billion, were up 0.2% compared to December and up 2.3% annually.

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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

159 Expert Tips to AMP Your Supply Chain

247 Customs Broker

January 31, 2019 Tags: Distribution, Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain The internet, cloud-based systems, mobile devices, and the Internet of Things have already improved logistics and supply chains. Use these tips to better manage your digital transformation.

Navistar, Love’s Travel Stops form service partnership

Fleet Owner

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

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.