Fri.Jun 07, 2019

How to Select a 3PL with Joe Lynch and Adam Robinson

The Logistics of Logistics

. Understand the 3PL Business Models – Asset based, Non-asset based, Asset light. Asset based 3PLs own physical assets like trucks, planes, warehouses, etc. Pros: Since they own their assets, these 3PLs are able to use their own equipment to service customers. Truck availability is not a problem.

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Autonomous Boats Can Target and Latch Onto Each Other

Material Handling and Logistics

Fleet of “roboats” could collect garbage or self-assemble into floating structures in Amsterdam’s many canals


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Retail Warehouse Automation Is Finally Top-Priority


Omnichannel retail is the new “Gold Standard” for the industry. On the surface, an omnichannel approach gives consumers the ability to blend their online and physical experience into one. For supply chains, the impact of omnichannel is more significant.

Industry braces for Trump tariffs on Mexico

Fleet Owner

Tariffs could hurt freight transportation companies since Mexico is one of the United States’ biggest trading partners. Supply chains could be adversely affected, especially ones like the automotive industry, which utilizes parts that cross borders often

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.

U.S. Senators Propose Clean School Bus Act

NGT News

Several U.S. senators have rolled out the Clean School Bus Act of 2019, a bill designed to assist school districts in replacing diesel buses with electric buses. Leading the introduction of the bill is U.S. Kamala D. Harris, D-Calif., along with U.S. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.;


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Transportation Workforce At Risk for Serious Health Concerns

Material Handling and Logistics

A new paper finds an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes for transportation workers

The Cost of Doing Nothing


Hear That Sound? (It’s It’s Your $14,000 Paper Productivity Drain) According to LEAN experts, manufacturing and distribution organizations can experience a $14,000 loss of productivity per staff member per year due to the inefficiencies of paper-based filing systems.

Hultsteins: Diesel-free refrigeration is here to stay

Refrigerated Transporter

The Hultsteins and Cold Connect team recently showed a range of environmentally sustainable diesel-free systems they say sets a new standard in low-cost, high-performance transport refrigeration. Since highlighting the new systems at this year’s CV

Why Digital Transformation is for all Manufacturers


Digital transformation is achievable for all manufacturers. A ‘DX’ strategy unlocks real value today and transforms your business for future success. The problems that digitalization solves strike at the very heart of manufacturer’s challenges today.

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.

U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes see annual declines in May, reports AAR

Logistics Management

Rail carloads, at 1,291,671, were down 2.1%, or 28,065 carloads, annually, and intermodal containers and trailers, at 1,315,684, were down 5.9%, or 82,521 units, in May


This Week in Logistics News (June 1 – 7)

Logistics Viewpoints

After 32 victories and $2,462,216 in earnings, the run is finally over. Of course, I am talking about James Holzhauer’s Jeopardy win streak, which ended earlier this week, about $60,000 shy of Ken Jennings’s record of $2,522,700 in a 74-game winning streak in 2004. And while the big loss was not much of a surprise based on leaked information, many people thought he may have thrown the round, considering that he bet just $1,399 in […].

Seven Common Pick-and-Pack Errors — and How to Fix Them

Supply Chain Brain

A mispick often isn’t discovered until an inventory count is wrong, or the customer sends the order back

USC Marshall Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit puts ports in the spotlight

Logistics Management

When the 2019 USC Marshall Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit convenes this August, prominent executives from both San Pedro Bay ports will be the featured keynoters

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.

‘Over the Road’ — Paul Marhoefer back with new track in Muscle Shoals, podcast coming in fall

Overdrive Online

Video: Scenes from another recording session with our own Overdrive Extra contributing writer and Moeller Trucking driver Paul Marhoefer. This particular session took place back at the Music Shoals Music studio of Donnie and Jan Gullett in Tuscumbia, Ala., for the theme of a new podcast coming this fall. Featured Slider Andrew Marshall Donnie Gullett muscle shoals music music over the road podcast over-the-road Paul Marhoefer recording studio Terry Richardson video

Planning inspector raises doubts over whether Riveroak has adequate funding to buy Manston Airport

The LoadStar

Controversy continues to surround Riveroak Strategic Partners (RSP) attempts to acquire Kent’s Manston Airport to run as a full-freighter gateway. .

Cooper launches PRO Series tire for long-haul trailers

Refrigerated Transporter

Cooper Tire recently introduced a new long-haul trailer (LHT) tire, which the company says completes its Cooper PRO Series lineup with fitments at each tractor/trailer wheel position. The Cooper PRO Series LHT joins the Cooper PRO Series long-h


Amazon reveals new drone design

247 Customs Broker

[og_img] Amazon has revealed its latest autonomous latest Prime Air drone design that can fly up to 15 miles and deliver packages under five pounds… The post Amazon reveals new drone design appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

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.

Penske Associates Join Fight Against Hunger

Move Ahead

Editor’s note: This story is part of our “50 Stories of People Helping People” series. As we celebrate Penske’s 50th anniversary in 2019, we are spotlighting associates every Friday who are making a difference in their communities.

Profits rise 6.6pc at Unipart

247 Customs Broker

Unipart Group increased total group profit by 6.6 per cent to £24.3 million last year despite a five per cent fall in revenue to £845.4m,… The post Profits rise 6.6pc at Unipart appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Airlines eye booking platforms with ‘curiosity’ – while some gorilla marketing helps

The LoadStar

Booking capabilities were high on the agenda of airlines this week at Air Cargo Europe in Munich. Booking platform announced that AirBridgeCargo (ABC) and Cargologicair (CLA) had joined, while rival Freightos announced that IAG Cargo had signed up to its WebCargo platform, which will use the carrier’s digital APIs. . has two more Middle Eastern-based airlines in the process of joining its platform, managing director Mauritz Claussen told The Loadstar. .

48 pc rise for logistics mergers

247 Customs Broker

UK transaction volumes in the logistics and supply chain management industry rose 48 per cent in 2018 according to BDO’s latest Logistics & Supply Chain… The post 48 pc rise for logistics mergers appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

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.

Geek+ Recognised in Influential Industry Ranking List

Logistics Business Magazine

Less than two weeks to go until CiTTi

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[og_img] The City Transport & Traffic Innovation (CiTTi) Exhibition will take place on the 18 and 19 June at the MK Arena, Milton Keynes. The… The post Less than two weeks to go until CiTTi appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Penske Truck Leasing to Highlight Electric Trucks at EEI 2019 Conference

Move Ahead

Paul Rosa, senior vice president of procurement and fleet planning for Penske Truck Leasing will be a panelist at the upcoming Edison Electric Institute (EEI) 2019 Conference in Philadelphia.

Trend to watch: Flatbed, as rates in all segments make modest gains

247 Customs Broker

The national average flatbed load-to-truck ratio improved to end May at 13. That sounds good on its face, but keep in mind it was almost… The post Trend to watch: Flatbed, as rates in all segments make modest gains appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

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.