Tue.Jul 09, 2019

The European Cross-Border E-Commerce Challenge: How You Can Turn Logistics into a Competitive Advantage


With consumer behavior increasingly shifting towards purchasing online outside of domestic markets, proficient cross-border delivery performance becomes a necessity – as well as a huge competitive advantage for those players in European markets that manage it well.

By the Numbers:  The Latest eCommerce Logistics and Supply Chain Research

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

The logistics field is changing fast and furious, and eCommerce fulfillment is leading the way. At Amware, we try to keep an eye out for interesting facts that provide a big picture view of what’s happening across the industry.

Economy Growing but Companies Still Worried About Tariffs

Material Handling and Logistics

The retail sector feels the largest business condition impacting general purchasing operations is the increased cost of goods due to the tariffs placed on China

Improving the Driver Experience using Technology with Joshua Walls

The Logistics of Logistics

Joshua, please introduce yourself. I am a Joshua Walls, co-founder of Truckpark.com, a phone app that helps drivers find a safe, secure place to park. We developed our phone app as a tool to help truck drivers find safe and secure parking.

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.

Comfortable equipment goes a long way

Fleet Owner

“Trucks need to be designed so that women can easily drive the vehicle

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The three-legged stool theory of vehicle uptime

Fleet Owner

Failure in any one of the ‘legs’ is going to lead to a wobbly ‘stool’ and a truck that fails inspection or breaks down

U.S. Department of Transportation Planning to Relax Hours of Service Rules


The Department of Transportation (DOT) is reportedly planning to relax what some consider to be restrictive hours of service (HoS) rules. These current HoS regulations were put into effect in July of 2013, roughly 6 years ago, and have been a heated topic of discussion ever since.

Integrated Logistics Practices for the Food Industry

SIPMM Professional Publications

Integrated logistics is the one-stop solution to the shipping and logistic requirements of the company. Fast and secured transportation is the key requirement of any business.

Mack builds 100,000th truck equipped with GuardDog Connect

Fleet Owner

PORTLAND, OR. Mack Trucks said it has built its 100,000th truck equipped with the GuardDog Connect telematics system, which monitors a truck’s critical fault codes that could lead to unplanned downtime. Roy Horton, director of product strategy

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.

How to Build the Business Case for TMS


Supply chain leaders recognize the value of a transportation management system (TMS).

Pilot Flying J's new locations in West Texas to serve oil communities

Fleet Owner

Pilot Flying J continues to grow its presence in the Permian Basin, opening six new travel centers in West Texas this year. The new travel centers will provide more than 250 truck parking spaces to meet the needs of industry traffic and offer fu

Editor’s Pick: Creating Measurable Value with Transportation Optimization

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 Descartes Systems Group’s blog discusses how to get the most value from transportation optimization technologies. Optimization technologies are.

Tropical Storm Barry may form in Gulf, threaten energy production

Fleet Owner

The Gulf offshore region accounts for 17% of U.S. crude oil output and 5% of dry natural gas

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.

Diesel average heads up for second time in last eight weeks, says EIA

Logistics Management

Rising 1.3 cents, the national diesel average came in at $3.055 per gallon, following 0.001-cent and 2.7-cent declines, respectively, over the previous two weeks


AOBRD transition offers fleets plenty of options

Fleet Owner

There are many factors to keep in mind when changing or upgrading ELDs, experts say


SEKO Logistics rolls out major expansion in Chicago

Logistics Management

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DOE recognizes Lineage for ‘flywheeling’ energy efficiency

Fleet Owner

Lineage Logistics, a provider of temperature-controlled logistics solutions, recently was named a winner of the 2019 Better Practice Awards by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Plants Program (Better Plants). The DOE Better Plants designati

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.

[PODCAST] Don’t Break Your Brand: Maintaining Brand Integrity for Manufacturers who Go Direct-to-Consumer


Listen to “Don't Break Your Brand_Maintaining Brand Integrity for Manufacturers who Go Direct-to-Consumer” on Spreaker. Marketing & Logistics Resources Related to Brand Integrity Marketing Assessment and Brand Integrity Sessions – Use Coupon Code “Cerasis” Get the Offer Tips for Managing Less Than Truckload Shipping in the Age of E-Commerce Download White Paper The Ultimate Guide.read More.

Anheuser Busch CARB case settles for $500,000

Fleet Owner

According to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), Anheuser Busch will pay $500,000 in penalties for violating air quality regulations. Half of the money will go to the Air Pollution Control Fund, which provides funding for projects and research


Touch Display for Forklift Fleet Management

Material Handling and Logistics

Crown Equipment has introduced a larger, more robust display module for its forklifts equipped with its InfoLink fleet and operator management system

Produce Season: How Does Shipping Fresh Produce Work?

PLS Logistics

Summer is peaking: sun, vacations, and fresh fruits and veggies. Every year, when the spring season appears at the horizon, we start grasping greenery, berries, and fruit. But few people think about the long journey your cauliflower goes from the farm to your table.

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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.

Blockchain in freight forwarding – Is it the next big thing?

20Cube Logistics

Supply chain involves procurement, creating orders, packing, shipping and distribution of goods, etc., which in itself is a complex process.

Coyote Enhances Digital Freight Platform with Service-Driven Features


New updates recognize evolving customer expectations, while rewarding best-in-class service across the global supply chain

What Are The Modes Of Transportation In Logistics?

GoShip Blog

Logistics is a very diverse and complex industry. It involves many modes of transportation and ways of shipping goods. Sometimes, it may be challenging for a company to choose the right mode of transportation to reach the best result.

Trucker Health and Work-Life Balance

Freight Center

Truckers don’t just drive trucks, they drive the economy forward. They’re a crucial part of any business’s supply chain. But besides the weight of modern commerce on their shoulders, what else impacts the health of truckers on the road? Awareness of the job’s health concerns, how to avoid them and how to balance life behind and away from the wheel is essential to morale, both for the drivers and everyone they are driving for! The Issues.

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.