Fri.Sep 11, 2020

Taking Advantage of Local Drivers Meets Same Day Delivery Expectations


The ability to offer the same delivery is rapidly becoming a differentiator among retailers and other shippers. According to Business Wire, “The same day delivery market in the US is poised to grow by $9.73 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of about 22% during the forecast period.”

Have It All: IT Talent, New Tech, Reduced OPEX


Leaders in the logistics industry are facing a pioneering challenge: innovations in logistics technology are increasing at a rate surpassing the output of IT talent capable of addressing the specific needs of the industry.

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How much wood would a container manufacturer chuck?

Supply Chain and Logistics

Good old fashioned Operations Management; saving money by reducing the amount of wood used in container floors. Chris Gillis Thursday, September 10, 2020 Link: [link]. Logistics Shipping Sustainability containers intermodal sustainability

Back to School Looks Different for Supply Chains This Year


Fall is approaching and with it comes back to school season. However, Covid-19 has left the 2020-2021 academic year looking different than previous ones. School districts throughout the U.S. are deciding between in-person, online or a mix of the two instruction styles for their students.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

New Pop-Up Fleet offering from GlobalTranz focuses on shippers’ capacity needs

Logistics Management

GlobalTranz said that Pop-Up Fleets is geared towards high-volume shippers and shippers with private fleets needing supplemental capacity and whose customers have high service requirements, short lead times and strict on-time delivery requirements

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Battered But Not Broken

3PL Links

Supply chain and logistics industries learn valuable lessons as a result of COVID-19. By Grant Cameron. The COVID-19 crisis struck the world like a perfect storm.

China set to step in and hold down box line rates, with ocean freight ‘a global mess’

The LoadStar

Chinese authorities are set to interfere in both pricing and capacity management on the transpacific, as rates soared to record highs again this week.

Shell Plans Expansion of California’s Hydrogen Refueling Network

NGT News

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has posted a notice of proposed award outlining subsidies to support hydrogen refueling infrastructure in California. Equilon Enterprises LLC (Shell Hydrogen), participated as an applicant in the related grant funding opportunity (GFO) and was awarded $40.8

Strong demand and ‘very tight capacity’ predicted for air cargo market

The LoadStar

While it is chaos on the high seas, air freight out of China has seen demand slow – slightly – after Apple delayed a product launch, leaving unexpected capacity in the market.

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Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

CARB Settles Diesel Cases for Violations of Truck and Bus Regulation

NGT News

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has settled eight diesel cases totaling over $130,000 for violations of the Truck and Bus Regulation in the Imperial Valley.

Australia’s crisis-hit shipping industry now providing a ‘third-world’ service

The LoadStar

Australia’s shipping industry is in “disarray”, according to angry forwarders and transport operators. They claim Sydney’s Port Botany is providing a “third-world” service, while importers are being “held to ransom” by shipping line surcharges.

DHE to Pilot Volvo VNR Electric Heavy-Duty Trucks

NGT News

Dependable Highway Express (DHE), a core division of Dependable Supply Chain Services, through the Volvo Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions (LIGHTS) project, says it will demonstrate the ability for battery-electric trucks to successfully transport goods in daily routes.

U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes are mixed, for the week ending September 5, reports AAR

Logistics Management

Rail carloads—at 222,298—slipped 6.9% compared to the same week a year ago. Intermodal containers and trailers—at 287,339 units—jumped 24.8% annually


Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

UK Export controls on software


Export control regulations in the UK cover controls on software and technology. If the software is of a controlled nature, you may need a license to export it out of the country.

The Toronto Transit Commission Expands Electric Bus Fleet

NGT News

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) says its third new electric bus model is now road ready and starting to go into service. Public transit allows Canadians to get around in cheaper, cleaner and faster ways,” says Catherine McKenna, minister of infrastructure and communities of Canada.

5 Ways a Third Party Logistics (3PL) partner can help you unlock the potential of your supply chain

3PL Links

If you’re moving goods from point A to point B, you know all too well that supply chain costs account for a huge proportion of operational expenditures. Not surprisingly, they’re always under scrutiny. And for good reason. There are almost always ways to boost efficiency, streamline processes, and extract waste. That’s where a Third Party Logistics (3PL) partner that integrates closely with your organization can be a game-changer.

FTR’s July Trucking Conditions Index grows at a reduced rate

Logistics Management

The July TCI, which is the month for which the most recent data is available, came in at 2.84, well below June’s 11.35, which is the highest reading in a decade, according to FTR

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Hear the 2020 Trucker Talent Search finale, and — Intro’ing Jason Keeler’s custom truck shop

Overdrive Online

Hear all the winning performances, and sit back for an audio window on Pennsylvania-based Keeler's magnificant 1950 Kenworth W923 and its growler of a KTA600 Cummins via our own "Long Haul Paul" Marhoefer's interview with Keeler.

SpiceJet Completes Maiden Long-haul Wide-body Cargo Flight to Frankfurt – Airfreight Logistics

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SpiceJet has completed its first-ever long-haul cargo flight from Delhi to Frankfurt using its wide-body Airbus A340 aircraft.

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SpiceJet Completes Maiden Long-haul Wide-body Cargo Flight to Frankfurt

Airfreight Logistics

SpiceJet has completed its first-ever long-haul cargo flight from Delhi to Frankfurt using its wide-body Airbus A340 aircraft. SpiceJet’s A340 carried 45 tonnes of cargo supplies from New Delhi to Germany. The flight departed from New Delhi at 00.52 AM (local time) and reached Frankfurt at 06.44

Next Generation of High-Performance Handheld Barcode Readers – Logistics Business® Magazine

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10th September 2020 Cognex Corporation announces the launch of its DataMan® 8700 Series of handheld barcode readers.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Interest grows in IATA’s ONE Record payment platform after successful tests

The LoadStar

IATA’s ONE Record is gathering pace – a standard for data sharing that creates a single record view of the shipment, it is being tested and further developed. This week, PayCargo and Nexshore developed the first integrated payment solution for the initiative.

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30 Million Pallets in 16 Years – Logistics Business® Magazine

247 Customs Broker

10th September 2020 Award-winning logistics company Pallet-Track has passed its second major milestone in as many months by recording the delivery of more than 30… The post 30 Million Pallets in 16 Years – Logistics Business® Magazine appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Ship early for Xmas: airfreight capacity bottlenecks push e-commerce to sea

The LoadStar

SkyPostal has sounded an alarm for disappointments at Christmas. The Florida-based parcel delivery network for Latin America warned e-commerce merchants to ship early for the Christmas season to avoid delays.

Fleet of Sprinter Carriers Ordered – Logistics Business® Magazine

247 Customs Broker

10th September 2020 The HDC Hyundai Development Company of Korea has ordered a fleet of 28 Konecranes Noell Sprinter Carriers for Busan New Port 2-4… The post Fleet of Sprinter Carriers Ordered – Logistics Business® Magazine appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.