Fri.Feb 14, 2020

USPS Transportation Costs

Logistics Trends and Insights

Robert Fisher presented on Postal Service Transportation costs at PostCom’s Study Day meeting on February 11th. He’s graciously sharing the presentation with us in hopes that the information can help set some of the USPS results into perspective. Transportation USPS transportation

Getting Faster Air & Ocean Freight Quotes With APIs… So You Win the Customer


“I need to get a quote to move three containers from the Port of Rotterdam to Port Miami. I’d like to have it by this evening if possible, or I may have to look elsewhere,” says the freight manager. The freight forwarder responds, “Sure, I can’t guarantee it, but let me get to work.” More.

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Tracking Warehouse KPIs for Maximum Optimisation

20Cube Logistics

A warehouse is a world of its own, loaded with complex tasks, but in recent times, the inclusion of technology to all the areas of the warehouse makes the tasks easier with increased efficiency and productivity.

Learn from the Past to Prepare for 2020

Logistics Management

Readers of the white paper will learn how to use data to increase visibility and stability when the market shifts

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

New Flyer Chosen for Oregon Transit Bus Agreement

NGT News

New Flyer of America Inc. says it has been selected by the Oregon State Government as an approved supplier of heavy-duty low-floor transit buses to the State of Oregon Heavy-Duty Transit Bus Price Agreement.

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Organizers of the ACT Expo Add Investor Summit to Schedule

NGT News

Organizers of the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, North America’s largest advanced transportation technology and clean fleet event, say they have scheduled the ACT Expo Investor Summit.

Freight TSI falls for second straight month, reports BTS

Logistics Management

December’s 0.9% decrease to 135.5 marks the second consecutive decline, marking its lowest level going back to 2015. On an annual basis, the December Freight TSI is down 0.8%.

Chanje, BTCPower Partner to Deploy Charging Solutions

NGT News

Chanje, a California-based, privately held innovation company that delivers ground-up electric trucks and energy infrastructure solutions for the commercial last-mile industry, says it has entered a strategic partnership with BTCPower, a California-based electric vehicle charging system manufacturer and the largest supplier of DC fast chargers in North America. BTCPower worked with Chanje to design a […]. The post Chanje, BTCPower Partner to Deploy Charging Solutions appeared first on NGT News. Electric Transit BTC Power Chanje DC fast-charger electric fleet electric vehicle charging electric vehilce electric-truck heavy-duty

Asia Pacific air cargo industry traumatized by Coronavirus

Logistics Management

Since the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Outbreak emanated in the Far East, it should come as no surprise that its disruptive impact on global logistics struck there first.

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

Best Lawn Care Tools List: 15 Essential Landscaping Tools for Your Crew


Time To Read: 6 minutes. A lawn care and landscaping business requires a fairly substantial investment in landscaping tools and gear to get started. Fortunately, the money you spend today returns dividends down the line.

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Is Logistics at a Tipping Point for Cloud and Emerging Technology Adoption?

Logistics Management

This new survey of supply chain professionals reveals top goals, challenges, and tech investment priorities

Plug Power Launches Heavy-Duty ProGen Hydrogen Engine

NGT News

Plug Power Inc., a provider of hydrogen engines and fueling solutions enabling e-mobility, says it has launched its heavy-duty 125 kW ProGen zero-emission hydrogen engine.

January retail sales start 2020 with growth, according to Commerce and NRF

Logistics Management

Commerce reported that January retail sales—at $529.8 billion—were 0.2% ahead of December’s revised $528.4 billion and were up 0.3% annually. NRF reported that January retail sales rose 0.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis over December and were up 2.7% unadjusted on an annual basis


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.

Revenue Recognition Series: Pitfalls of ASC 606

Mazars Ledger Manufacturing and Distribution

WEBCAST | Accounting March 11, 2020 | 12 PM ET Mike Crown | Quality and Risk Management Director, Mazars USA LLP Roy Anderson | Audit Partner, Mazars USA LLP Description Join us for the next webcast in our Revenue Recognition series as we focus on common difficulties in applying ASC 606.… The post Revenue Recognition Series: Pitfalls of ASC 606 appeared first on The Ledger - Mazars USA. Events Featured Events Manufacturing and Distribution Media & Information Webcasts Webcasts 2019 Year 2019 events Manufacturing & Distribution manufacturing and distribution Mazars Webcast Mike Crown Publications Revenue Recognition Series Revenue Recognition Series: Pitfalls of ASC 606 Roy Anderson webcast

Path for Tradelens Agreement seems clear

Shipping and Freight Resource

TradeLens is a digital alliance among container shipping lines started by the teaming up of Maersk and IBM to offer customers digital freight solutions.

Book release – ‘Feeding Victory’ – Jobie Turner

Logistics in War

By editor. You may have read a number of posts by Colonel Jobie Turner, USAF at Logistics in War and on other sites. Jobie has written on the criticality of strategic transportation (specifically air mobility) to contemporary concepts here , and its future here. We are keenly waiting on the impending release of his book – Feeding Victory: innovative military logistics from Lake George to Khe Sanh.

Swisslog to Supply Advanced Warehouse Technologies for IKEA Supply Malaysia, Inter IKEA Group

Logistics Manager

Leading logistics automation specialist Swisslog , member of the KUKA Group, has reported they have received a major order from IKEA Supply (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.

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.

Hydro One, Ontario Power to Create Ontario’s Largest EV Fast-Charger Network

NGT News

Hydro One Ltd., an electricity transmission and distribution provider, and Ontario Power Generation (OPG), the largest electricity generator in the province, say they have launched the Ivy Charging Network, a new company, which will create Ontario’s largest and most connected electric vehicle (EV) fast-charger network. The Ivy Charging Network’s 160 level 3 fast-chargers will be […].

<$1/mile freight? C'mon, brokers, really?

Overdrive Online

For too many brokers fishing for sub-$1/mile rates, it’s like "tossing a peanut shell into the cage of a starving patriot," says independent reader Jeffery Hanson. The starving man will eat it. But he does not realize he is almost dead, just that he is hungry."

American Airlines Cargo Delivers Over a Million Pounds of Love

Airfreight Logistics

From Jan. 29 through Feb. 13, demand for Valentine’s Day flowers marks one of the busiest seasons for American Airlines Cargo , and team members around the world rose to the occasion this year. On average, the airline ships more than 1 million lbs. of flowers during this time each year.

HHLA Achieves Targets for the Year

Logistics Manager

According to preliminary unaudited figures, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) increased its Group revenue by 6.8 percent to € 1.38 billion in the 2019 financial year (previous year: € 1.29 billion). The Group’s operating result (EBIT) of € 222 million (previous year: € 204 million) grew by 8.8

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.

Swisslog to Supply Advanced Warehouse Technologies for IKEA Supply Malaysia, Inter IKEA Group – Logistics Manager

247 Customs Broker

Leading logistics automation specialist Swisslog, member of the KUKA Group, has reported they have received a major order from IKEA Supply (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.

A look back at Davos

World Food Programme Logistics

What the World Economic Forum looks like from the point of view of a World Food Programme executive A schoolgirl in Wajir County, northeastern Kenya where WFP runs a school feeding programme.

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HHLA Achieves Targets for the Year – Logistics Manager

247 Customs Broker

According to preliminary unaudited figures, Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) increased its Group revenue by 6.8 percent to € 1.38 billion in the 2019… The post HHLA Achieves Targets for the Year – Logistics Manager appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

JCB Cuts Production in Face of Chinese Supplier Shortages

Logistics Business Magazine

JCB is set to reduce production levels at UK factories due to anticipated component shortages from Chinese suppliers impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, the company announced today.

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.