Wed.Nov 07, 2018

A Senior Leader’s Take on TMS Implementations

Logistics Viewpoints

One of the major trends driving TMS implementations is the technology’s proven ROI. Primarily, a TMS can save companies money by lowering their freight spend. An ARC survey on the ROI of TMS found that respondents indicated freight savings of approximately 8 percent with the use of a TMS application, a 2 percent improvement from the last time ARC surveyed TMS users. Of these savings, 60 percent of users indicated that less than 10 percent […].

Actionable Ways to Plan for LTL Peak Season 2018


LTL peak season takes place during the holiday shopping season each year, and if last year’s shoppers are any indicator, the LTL peak season for 2018 will excel past all records.

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Warehousing and logistics firms open Cool Port Oakland

DC Velocity

Lineage Logistics and Dreisbach Enterprises launch temperature-controlled food storage and transportation facility at California's Port of Oakland. Transportation

UPS Warns A Possible Strike As Teamsters Eye Coming Vote


The Teamsters union is threatening a strike over the terms of this years contract. As of October 25, the Teamsters National Freight Negotiating committee has received its last best offer from UPS freight. Voting on the contract will be happening throughout this week starting November 7.

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.

Automation to Define Future of Transport But There are Obstacles

Material Handling and Logistics

A majority of transport companies view geopolitical uncertainty as the biggest threat facing the sector – from escalating international trade wars to growing concerns around Brexit

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Editor’s Pick: Be a Digital Disruptor and Win

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post from Elemica’s blog discusses the role of Digital Supply Networks in enabling digital transformation journeys. A digital disruption is a transformation that is caused by emerging digital technologies and business models.

The time is now for Congress to finally get moving on transportation infrastructure

Logistics Management

With the election now concluded, it is time for members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to truly roll up their sleeves and make some inroads on the transportation infrastructure front

Questions to Ask Your LTL Shipping Provider

GoShip Blog

Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is one of the best possible solutions for small businesses and shippers. LTL shipping has many benefits, and the most significant of them is cost saving.

Businesses need creative data sources to apply effective AI, speaker says.

DC Velocity

Best results will come from unexpected places, IBM exec tells 3PL conference. Technology

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.

International launches CV Series of Class 4-5 trucks

Fleet Owner

The OEM is also looking to attract small businesses and larger fleets that are already customers of International’s MV and LT Series trucks

Industry questions new box ship blockchain network

The LoadStar

Yesterday’s announcement that five shipping lines and four terminal operators are to form a consortium to develop a Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN) has raised more questions than it answered.

Best fleets don’t play games when recruiting drivers

Fleet Owner

The serious professionals, who are looking for a place to build a career, walk past the circus shows and look for companies with real information about the job and potential


Diesel average drops for third straight week, reports EIA

Logistics Management

Falling 1.7 cents, the average price per gallon now stands at $3.338, following last weeks 2.5-cent decline and the previous week’s 1.4-cent drop


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.

Kenworth W990: What's with the gaiters?

Fleet Owner

In the American Civil War, some soldiers wore gaiters, a protective legging that would keep rocks and dirt out of boots (or brogans, if you've ever heard that word) that were often only ankle-high. Some WWI GIs had "puttees," which work similarly.


New ConFoot Product Aims For Effective SOLAS Provision

Logistics Business Magazine

ConFoot Ltd is introducing the latest addition to its product line, which it says will make it much easier to observe SOLAS regulations quickly and effectively. SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) regulations require containers to be weighed accurately before vessel loading.

Spot truckload rates fall even as capacity tightens

Fleet Owner

The demand for trucks, combined with lower fuel prices, helped slow recent declines in the national average spot van rate

Cargotec subsidiary Hiab Acquires Effer Cranes

Logistics Manager

Cargotec subsidiary, Hiab recently completed the acquisition Italy-based crane manufacturer Effer S.p.A. from CTE Group. The signing of the transaction was officially announced on July 31 st 2018.

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.

Truck and trailer production expected to grow in 2019: FTR

Fleet Owner

North American Class 8 factory shipments are now forecast to be 350,000 units in 2019, up 8% year over year, according to FTR's latest forecast

JLR to open engineering office in Budapest

Automotive Logistics

Jaguar Land Rover has announced it will open a technical engineering office in Budapest, Hungary, early next year to support the management of its European supply chain. It follows the official opening of its €1.4 billion assembly plant in Nitra (pictured), in neighbouring Slovakia, on October 25.

Despite fresh talk on infrastructure, ballot-measure failures show it's an uphill battle

Fleet Owner

Even before all the ballots across the country are counted, talk of a possible bipartisan infrastructure bill has became a popular topic. President Trump spoke of the possibility of working with the new Democratic majority in the House, and Rep.


project44 and Oracle Transportation Management partner up for multimodal integration

Logistics Management

Earlier this week, Chicago-based project44, a technology services provider offering standardized, secure Web service API (application programming interfaces) integrations enabling 3PLs and shippers to connect with carriers in real time, said that its advanced visibility offerings are now available within the Oracle Transportation Management Cloud and Oracle Transportation Management version 6.4.2 or higher

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.

Record Q3 boosts Expeditors earnings, with air freight business the breadwinner

The LoadStar

US freight forwarder Expeditors has reported an 18% jump in nine-month revenues, pushing up net earnings 36%, despite carriers looking to take advantage of tight capacity.

Making the Case: Total Material Handling Fleet Optimization

Logistics Management

While cost reductions will vary by site and fleet health, the first step is to develop a fleet management data foundation to support decision-making

CargoLogicAir Transport Elite Racing Horses across the Atlantic

Airfreight Logistics

CargoLogicAir , the British all-cargo airline and the U.K.s only main-deck cargo airline, recently showed their expertise in live animal transportation when the flew elite racehorses from the United States to Europe aboard two Boeing 747 freighter flights.

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A Revolutionary New Concept that Shapes the Electric Era of Supersport Motorcycles. MILAN, ITALY – November 7, 2018 – At EICMA 2018 KYMCO announced the launch of KYMCO SuperNEX, a fusion of “supersport” and “electric” that delivers everything modern supersport riders dream of. SuperNEX side.

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.