Fri.May 10, 2019

Marketing Compliance Nightmares?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

This is the eighth in a series of blogs focused on getting the most from your marketing fulfillment program, with insights drawn from an Amware-sponsored Mighty Guide titled 8 Experts on Marketing Fulfillment. You can download this free ebook here. There’s an old saying, “rules are made to be broken.”

Drivers, trucks, fuel economy and your fleet

Fleet Owner

A driver still plays a role in mpg and always will, but advancements have made it easier for drivers to allow technology to be the heaviest contributing factor in fuel economy, according to Fleet Advantage

What Is Demand Sensing and Why Supply Chain Executives Need to Know More


Understanding more about the needs and wants of customers can help supply chain leaders make informed decisions, improve inventory management, and increase profitability. In recent months, conversations about how to improve forecasting in the supply chain have focused on a subject: demand sensing.

The Dawn of the Deep Tech Ecosystem

Supply Chain and Logistics

This Boston Consulting Group report by Massimo Portincaso, Arnaud de la Tour, and Philippe Soussan, discusses seven categories of so-called deep-tech areas of research that are likely to yield new disruptions for businesses of all types. They believe that deep-tech industries are … Continue reading → Advanced Computing entrepreneurship Investing Logistics Ports Shipping Strategy Supply Chains computing innovation Software technology transportation trends

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How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

ATA opens application period for seventh LEAD ATA program

Fleet Owner

The American Trucking Associations’ LEAD ATA program now is accepting applications for its seventh class. Trucking’s young and emerging executives are encouraged to apply for admittance to the industry’s leading development program &n

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SAF-HOLLAND to open western DC in Phoenix

Fleet Owner

SAF-HOLLAND will open its new western region Aftermarket Distribution Center in Phoenix this September, the global manufacturer of trailer suspension and axle systems, truck suspensions, fifth wheels, landing gear, and coupling products reports.

A short trade cycle to a 2020 Peterbilt 389, custom touches shown out at MATS

Overdrive Online

Independent Tad Schultz hauls step deck freight now in this beautiful rig.

Stoughton adds dealers in Florida, Nebraska

Fleet Owner

Stoughton Trailers reports two new dealers are joining their network of trailer sales and service providers. Nationwide Haul of South Florida brings over 30 years of trailer sales, finance and leasing expertise to customers throughout the state.

Top 30 U.S. Ports 2019: Trade tensions determine where cargo goes next

Logistics Management

Amid the constant change in trade agreements and protocols, logistics managers are faced with the daunting challenge of finding the right ports at the right moment. Analysts contend that the surge in imports to West Coast ocean cargo gateways may have been an aberration, as East and Gulf coast contenders are now grabbing market share

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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.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing an Internal Audit of Your Supply Chain 

Blue Grace Logistics

While all facets of the modern business are important, arguably the most important to any retail, manufacturing, or goods based service is their supply chain.

Redwood Logistics announces acquisition of Eminent Global Logistics

Logistics Management

Chicago-based Redwood Logistics announced this week it has acquired Horsham, Penn.-based based Eminent Global Logistics, a provider of TMS (transportation management systems) implementation and integration services. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed

What Cargotecture Is and How the Shipping Industry Contributes to Building Sustainable Cities

More Than Shipping

With the e-commerce boom, the global shipping industry is growing rapidly as a direct result. There was an unexpected surge in shipments in the last quarter of 2018 , which is still likely to increase in the coming years.

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USPS Fiscal Q2 net loss tops $2 billion

Logistics Management

Revenue, at $17.5 billion, down $8 million annually and essentially flat. Quarterly operating expenses, at $19.6 billion, headed up $751 million, or 4%, annually, and the USPS incurred a net loss of almost $2.1 billion, which represented a $747 million annual uptick, steeper than a $1.3 billion net loss a year ago, while the controllable quarterly loss, at $806 million, was ahead of last year’s $656 million

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.

This Week in Logistics News (May 4 – 10)

Logistics Viewpoints

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a day to celebrate moms everywhere. According the NRF’s annual look into Mother’s Day spending, an estimated 84 percent of consumers are planning gift purchases for their mothers (or wives). And like most holiday spending trends, Mother’s Day spending has consistently grown over the last decade. And in 2019, consumers will once again set an all-time high, with total spending approaching $25 billion, up from $23.1 billion last year. The […].

EEO-1 Form Obligation Now Includes Three Reports

Material Handling and Logistics

Employers are expected to submit additional data for both 2017 and 2018 by September 30

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POLA and POLB report record-breaking April volumes

Logistics Management

POLA handled 736,466 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units), marking the busiest April in the port’s 112-year history, topping April 2017, the previous April high, of 714,755 TEU, by 3%. Total POLB April volume, at 628,121 TEU, increased 1.6% annually, topping the previous best April volume performance from 2006, at 619,512 TEU

Soft demand pushes Maersk to slash Asia-Europe FAK rates as peak season looms

The LoadStar

Maersk Line has announced it is cutting its FAK rates from Asia to Northern Europe from 16 May, as ocean carriers serving the trade continue to suffer from soft demand ahead of the peak season.


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.

Potential $7.6 billion rescission of infrastructure funding is a major concern

Logistics Management

A repeal of the $7.6 billion rescission included in the current U.S. surface transportation law, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, could be spell big trouble for the already fragile state of U.S. transportation infrastructure

A short trade cycle to a 2020 Peterbilt 389, custom touches shown out at MATS

247 Customs Broker

Step deck-toting independent owner-operator Tad Schultz of Peosta, Iowa, has moved in recent years to a pretty quick “trade cycle” of sorts in his one-truck… The post A short trade cycle to a 2020 Peterbilt 389, custom touches shown out at MATS appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

2019 Technology Issue: The art of what’s possible

Logistics Management

May is our Technology Issue, and we’ve devoted the majority of our pages this month to the evolution of the technology toolbox that’s now within our grasp


Hapag-Lloyd paints calm picture even as IMO 2020 looms

247 Customs Broker

Brief Dive Brief: Hapag-Lloyd executives said 2019 is off to a “decent” start on an earnings call with investors Thursday. Global transport volume grew slightly… The post Hapag-Lloyd paints calm picture even as IMO 2020 looms 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.

AAR reports mixed U.S. rail carloads and intermodal units for week ending May 4

Logistics Management

Rail carloads, at 268,559, were up 1% annually, and intermodal units, at 266,530, slipped 4.9


On-Demand, One Package at a Time

247 Customs Broker

April 17, 2019 | By Merrill Douglas Tags: Supply Chain Management, Packaging, Supply Chain Victor Finnegan, President and CEO, American Expediting From launching Silver Top… The post On-Demand, One Package at a Time appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Singapore Joins the Etihad Cargo Freighter Network

Airfreight Logistics

Etihad Cargo have launched scheduled freighter flights from its hub in Abu Dhabi to Singapore’s Changi International Airport.

“My father and whole family are not going hungry. We’re living a happy life.”

World Food Programme Logistics

Meet the women who are using their creativity to create change in Afghanistan. In a small room in a two-story mud-brick building in central Kabul, 17 women sit in front of weaving looms, talking softly to each other, tamping down loose threads, and consulting design plans.

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.