Mon.Aug 12, 2019

State of US Logistics 2019: Collaboration Required to Control Logistics Costs

Material Handling and Logistics

How EDI Became Cool Again

Logistics Viewpoints

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is cool again. Not all EDI, just EDI based on value added networks (VANs). The reason? More and more companies are engaging in digital transformations.

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Warehouse Voice Technology Speaks for Itself

Logistics Management

Voice solutions are as diverse as the algorithms and analytics driving them—exposing new opportunities

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Delivery economy becoming core of customer experience

Fleet Owner

The rise of on-demand delivery apps and free-shipping has changed how consumers shop and raised expectations for deliveries

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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.

Supply Chain Automation: Key Stages in Supply Chains That Can Benefit

Cerasis

Even though robotics and AI will never be able to fill in for human logic and expertise, there is a case to be made for supply chain automation thru automated systems.

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Are there counterfeits in your global supply chain?

Logistics Management

Determining if there are counterfeit products in your supply chain is no easy task. How do you know if you’re buying and using true products from your suppliers and distribution channels

Best practices for your fleet’s telematics policy

Fleet Owner

Everyone in the organization has a role and responsibilities when it comes to telematics

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Colorado City Readies for New Biogas Treatment and RNG Fueling Project

NGT News

A new renewable natural gas (RNG) project is moving forward in the City of Longmont, Colo. In late July, contractor CGRS Inc. brought in Maverick Steel Inc. to begin erecting the steel on a site at the northwest corner of the city’s wastewater treatment plant (WWTP).

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Truckload spot rates slip seasonally, but uncertainty looms

Fleet Owner

Shipments of dry van freight, the most common type of truckload shipment, rose 6.8 percent in July compared to June, according to the DAT Truckload Volume Index, which reflects the change in the actual number of spot market loads moved each month.

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.

Freight forwarder consolidation continues

Logistics Management

Are rumors of yet more consolidation in the Freight Forwarding sector finally dying down? Not by a longshot, says Nick Bailey, head of research for the London-based consultancy Transport Intelligence

Doggett Industries acquires Great Dane trailer dealership

Fleet Owner

Houston-based Leslie Doggett Industries recently added a privately held Great Dane trailer distributor/dealer to its businesses. The acquisition was made through Truck Enterprises, which Doggett purchased last month. The company said it bought the t

DAT reports gains in spot TL rates and volumes, from June to July, while tariff concerns linger

Logistics Management

July spot truckload freight volumes and rates saw gains from June to July, according to the most recent edition of the DAT Truckload Freight Volume Index, by Portland, Oregon-based freight marketplace platform and information provider DAT

Executive Insights: Conversation with Tracy Rosser

Talking Logistics

Before Tracy Rosser held his current position of EVP of Operations at Transplace (a Talking Logistics sponsor), he was senior vice president of transportation and supply chain at Walmart, where for more than two decades he had a frontline view of the retail industry and all of the changes that continue to transform that industry. Read more Executive Insights: Conversation with Tracy Rosser.

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.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Update: The leaders of the pack

Logistics Management

As logistics, transportation, and the end-to-end supply chain gain prominence in the C-suite, large ERP vendors continue to enhance their supply chain management offerings to serve both new and existing customers

Acadia National Park Adds 21 Propane Autogas Buses

NGT News

Acadia National Park’s Island Explorer bus system is celebrating its 20th anniversary this summer with the integration of 21 new propane autogas buses into its fleet.

Preparation, Planning, Training: How WorkWave Uses the Cloud to its Fullest Potential to Build Resilient Systems

WorkWave

Time To Read: 5 minutes. Have you ever asked yourself how WorkWave hosts the applications and services that you rely on to run your business?

Notes on the No. 1 reason for a truck repo — and going out of business

Overdrive Online

"The No 1. place when someone stops paying me is when the truck is at a repair shop," one lender recently told Overdrive. Likewise, another take from Truckstop.com's Brent Hutto, who corroborates that lender's account. More here

The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

2019 Ocean Cargo Roundtable: Past is prologue

Logistics Management

The ocean cargo industry has been characterized of late as being plagued by cultural dysfunction, keeping it mired in a sea of debt and service constraints. Our maritime experts reflect on how systemic change may lead to recovery

EPA recognizes NFI as a 2019 SmartWay High Performer

Refrigerated Transporter

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized supply chains solutions provider NFI, whose services include refrigerated transportation, as a 2019 SmartWay High Performer. The SmartWay list identifies logistics providers, truck carrie

From Iceland to America: Drone Delivery Inches Closer to Reality

Supply Chain Brain

Iceland continues to act as a proving ground for the use of drones in package-delivery services

Is the Cheapest Freight Quote Always the Best?

Freight Center

Is the Cheapest Freight Quote Always the Best? No individual or business wants to pay more for something than is absolutely necessary. Rising freight rates have made it necessary for shippers to try to save every dollar possible.

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.

36th Annual Quest for Quality Awards: Winners in the spotlight

Logistics Management

Which carriers, third-party logistics (3PL) providers and U.S. ports have reached the pinnacle of service-excellence during these challenging times? Our readers have cast their votes and now it’s time to introduce this year’s winners of the coveted Quest for Quality Awards

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Mid-size carrier uses Transporeon to improve shipper-carrier collaboration

Transporeon

Iuvo Logistics is a private independent carrier focused on innovative technology. The name says a lot about the company – in Latin, iuvo means “to aid and assist” and this purpose is central to its corporate values. As a U.S.-based

Omaha’s Metro Orders 10 Compressed Natural Gas Buses

NGT News

The Transit Authority for the City of Omaha (Metro) in Nebraska has ordered 10 compressed natural gas (CNG) Xcelsior buses from New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. The order of the 60-foot, heavy-duty transit buses follows a 2018 purchase of 19 New Flyer buses. Metro delivers public transit service within […]. The post Omaha’s Metro Orders 10 Compressed Natural Gas Buses appeared first on NGT News. Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Transit

USPS sees declines in fiscal second quarter revenue and volume

Logistics Management

Revenue, at $17.1 billion, while down $16 million, was essentially flat, according to USPS officials, and the organization had a net loss of almost $2.3 billion, which was up $767 million annually. USPS said that this tops net loss of nearly $1.5

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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.