Mon.Feb 10, 2020

The What, Why, and How of Transportation Forecasting

Talking Logistics

Many companies have collaborative planning and forecasting processes with suppliers and manufacturing partners, but very few translate demand and production forecasts into transportation capacity requirements. Why is this becoming more important? What factors are driving the need for transportation forecasting? And how is technology helping to enable this process? Those are the main questions I. Read more The What, Why, and How of Transportation Forecasting.

DNV GL is Named Accredited Certification Body for FSMA

Food Logistics

DNV GL is now accredited by ANSI to issue third party certificates for foreign suppliers under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations. 3PL/4PL

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What Should Shippers Do During the Coronavirus Outbreak?

MTS Logistics

On Thursday, January 30th, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared coronavirus a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. However, WHO did not impose any restrictions on the movement of people or goods, indicating that it may make conditions worse.

de Blasio Issues Two Executive Orders to Electrify New York

NGT News

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered his seventh State of the City Address, unveiling his administration’s progressive vision for a carbon-free future. With two years left in his second term, de Blasio’s address provides the blueprint to protect future generations from the threats of climate change.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

Trends in Shipping by Vertical: Retail, Wholesale & OEM Shipping for 2020

Cerasis

Global trends in shipping continue to evolve in the wake of uncertainty and risk. The recent outbreak of the Coronavirus threatens to undermine use of shipping options that would involve air freight between the U.S. and China, explains Wired. New hazmat regulations are taking effect in 2020. Retailers are trying to stay evergreen and compete.read More.

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Coronavirus looms large in U.S.-bound retail container volumes, says Port Tracker

Logistics Management

The coronavirus is continuing to impact United States-bound consumer goods originating out of China, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report, which was issued today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates

DOE Grant Supports Penn State NGV Research

NGT News

The U.S. possesses large reserves of natural gas, but the fuel powers few of the country’s vehicles due partly to storage limitations. Penn State researchers are seeking to overcome this challange by creating a less expensive and more efficient natural gas storage system with funding from the U.S.

FedEx preps to gave Express contract with Ground operations for select residential shipments

Logistics Management

Driven by the rampant growth rate of e-commerce, coupled with the need to increase efficiency and lower residential delivery costs, Memphis-based freight transportation and logistics service provider FedEx announced late last week that in March, FedEx Express—its global, time-definite delivery service unit—will contract with FedEx Ground—its ground transportation package delivery services unit—for the transport and delivery of select day-definite, residential Express shipments.

Renault Finalizes Electric Truck Agreement with Carlsberg

NGT News

Renault Trucks says it is signing a contract with the Carlsberg Group to deliver 20 D Wide Z.E. electric trucks. These 100% electric 26-ton trucks, which will be delivered in 2020, will be operated by the Feldschlösschen Brewery, Carlsberg Group’s Swiss subsidiary.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Preliminary January North American Class 8 are down sequentially and up annually

Logistics Management

Preliminary North American Class 8 orders saw a slight dip in January, according to recent data issued respectively freight transportation consultancy FTR and ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles

Coronavirus Impacts Global High-tech Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

Global hi-tech companies are struggling with the impact of the coronavirus. While the mortality rate at 2 percent does not sound like it should shut down global supply chains, 25 percent of those infected end up in intensive care. The high-tech industry is impacted particularly hard because so much of their contract manufacturing resides in China and they run JIT supply chains. The post Coronavirus Impacts Global High-tech Supply Chains appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

FedEx preps to have Express contract with Ground operations for select residential shipments

Logistics Management

Driven by the rampant growth rate of e-commerce, coupled with the need to increase efficiency and lower residential delivery costs, Memphis-based freight transportation and logistics service provider FedEx announced late last week that in March, FedEx Express—its global, time-definite delivery service unit—will contract with FedEx Ground—its ground transportation package delivery services unit—for the transport and delivery of select day-definite, residential Express shipments.

Principles of eCommerce Fulfillment (Part 1)

Camelot 3PL Software

We’ve identified six key principles that should be considered with 3PL eCommerce fulfillment operations. The objective is to constantly work on creating a smarter, repeatable process.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Automate Online Reviews To Drive Sales For Your Small Business

WorkWave

Time To Read: 4 minutes. It goes without saying that if you run a business, you should consider customer satisfaction as one of your top priorities.

Load Cell: Types, Issues and Calibration

Quality Scales Unlimited

Image: controls-group.com. What is a Load Cell? A load cell is a type of a force transducer that converts any change in pressure, compression, tension, or torque into electrical signals that can be measured. Based on the change in the electrical signal the weight of the object can be obtained.

ElringKlinger’s Fuel Cells Exceed Expectations

NGT News

Fuel cell stacks developed by ElringKlinger AG have achieved excellent results as part of the EU-sponsored “GiantLeap” project. The stacks were fitted to a full-electric bus from the Dutch bus manufacturer VDL Bus & Coach and tested under real traffic conditions. The overall performance of the stacks was safeguarded when they were exposed to detrimental […]. The post ElringKlinger’s Fuel Cells Exceed Expectations appeared first on NGT News.

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Is Your Leadership Style Dangerous for Your Business?

Supply Chain Brain

Business leaders need to adjust their management style to the needs of the moment, and the unique qualities of their employees

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Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Getting Hot Air Balloons to their Destinations on Time

247 Customs Broker

This post is also available in: Spanish For the 2019 solar eclipse in Argentina, DB Schenker provided one of the world’s largest hot air balloon… The post Getting Hot Air Balloons to their Destinations on Time appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

The Gig Economy Is Forcing Employers to Rethink Hiring Strategies

Supply Chain Brain

The rise of the gig economy has created a yawning chasm between two types of commercial drivers

The Clock is Ticking: Solving the Ocean’s Plastic Problem

247 Customs Broker

DB Schenker’s Anja Rönnfeldt joins a crew of 300 women on a mission to help solve the plastic pollution crisis that’s plaguing our world’s oceans. In… The post The Clock is Ticking: Solving the Ocean’s Plastic Problem appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

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How the Coronavirus May Affect Your Supply Chain

Transplace

How the Coronavirus May Affect Your Supply Chain. By: Mollie Bailey, VP, International, Transplace.

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.

Coronavirus Impacts Global High-tech Supply Chains

247 Customs Broker

Why is the coronavirus disrupting global high-tech supply chains? Afterall, as of February 10th, while more than 40,000 people have been infected, only 910 have… The post Coronavirus Impacts Global High-tech Supply Chains appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Food of a Nation?—?Bangladeshi Daal

World Food Programme Logistics

Bangladeshi dhal recipe: A national favourite for World Pulses Day Pulses are an essential part of Bangladesh’s food culture?—?and and can steal the show on a delicious spread Fatema’s dhal, centre, is made with red lentils, a popular pulse in Bangladesh.

Kansas Turnpike Authority Raises Bridges to Improve Truck Clearance

247 Customs Broker

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The Kansas Turnpike Authority is continuing the process of elevating bridges that pass over… The post Kansas Turnpike Authority Raises Bridges to Improve Truck Clearance appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Fleeing Idlib: ‘One of the most dangerous trips a person could make’

World Food Programme Logistics

Ahmed was displaced with his five children and now lives in a camp with thousands of other people where WFP offers food assistance. Photo: WFP/Shafak More than 586,000 people are on the move in northwest Syria as fighting forces families further north.

Exploring the Supply Chain Revolution

Speaker: Sheri Hinish, Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital

So much change is already underway in the supply chain, but what does this change entail and what does supply chain’s future hold? Join Sheri Hinish, affectionately called the Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital, to discuss Supply Chain 5.0. and trends in supply chain, technology, sustainability, and leadership.