Mon.Jan 07, 2019

Federal Government shutdown has the potential to chip away at supply chain visibility

Logistics Management

While reading newspapers and watching television news, the topic of the shutdown is always above the fold and the lead story of the program. How can it not be, right? That got me thinking what it means for freight transportation, supply chain and logistics planning operations

Supply Chain Planning Systems Become Increasingly Intelligent

Logistics Viewpoints

While Machine learning is hot and customers want to know how these technologies will be used in future SCP solutions, the truth is that machine learning is just one form of intelligence that can be embedded in supply chain planning applications. SCP solutions are smart. The post Supply Chain Planning Systems Become Increasingly Intelligent appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints

Scientific Thinking vs. The Scientific Method

The Lean Thinker

My recent post, “ …but where is the problem solving? stirred up quite a bit of conversation and traffic. I would like to dig a little deeper into what “good problem solving” actually looks and sounds like – beyond the forms and tools. Underlying all good problem solving is scientific thinking. With it, I am constantly comparing what I think with what I observe , and looking at differences as evidence that what I think might need revision.

State Legalization of Marijuana: Impact on Transportation and Warehousing?

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: “Above the Fold” is a new segment on Talking Logistics where we spend a couple of minutes discussing a headline or two from last week’s supply chain and logistics news and raise a question for you to answer.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

Grocery fulfillment goes high-tech

DC Velocity

E-commerce continues to change the grocery market, as companies seek to meet click-and-collect demands with innovative fulfillment solutions and strategies. Strategy

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South Carolina Ports Authority marks 6.4 percent container volume growth for 2018

DC Velocity

Future expansion plans include 2021 opening of Leatherman Terminal, Charleston Harbor dredging. Transportation

Using Technology To Measure Warehouse Worker Fatigue

Material Handling and Logistics

According to the National Safety Council, fatigue costs U.S. employers more than $130 billion a year in health-related lost productivity says its fulfillment technology will support "boundaryless" shopping for other retailers

DC Velocity

China's biggest retailer brings "retail as a service" model to CES trade show. Strategy

ONE Thailand Achieved One Million TEUs of Container Shipments

Logistics Manager

Ocean Network Express (ONE) Thailand recently achieved a remarkable milestone by attaining 1 million TEUs, merely 9 months into the business. From January to December in 2017, the export & import laden containers volume in Thailand was 8 Million TEUs1.

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.

Retail jobs up in December

DC Velocity

Retail sector adds nearly 38,000 jobs in December; seasonal hiring falls short of forecast, National Retail Federation says. Strategy

Demand for Basic and Specialty Chemicals Continues to Grow

Material Handling and Logistics

Healthy growth is expected to be driven by broad-based industrial demand.

A Big Box Retailer’s Journey to Digital Demand Forecasting Excellence

Logistics Viewpoints

A large Big Box retailer is going through a digital supply chain transformation. Improving their digital demand forecasting is part of the journey. In particular, the use of weather data has the potential to lead to "astounding" increases in forecasting accuracy. The post A Big Box Retailer’s Journey to Digital Demand Forecasting Excellence appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Demand Management Retail demand forecasting digital

Report Says Interstate Highway System in Serious Trouble

Material Handling and Logistics

Serious infrastructure deterioration is hurting nation’s economy, Transportation Research Board warns

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.

As the US shutdown drags on, the threat to supply chains grows

The LoadStar

Initial repercussions for logistics from the US government shutdown have been slight so far, but the prospect of lingering paralysis is raising fears of severe supply chain disruption that may take a long time to mend.

Crucial Factors of Connectivity for Effective Logistics System

SIPMM Professional Publications

Today’s consumer-centric and sustainable expectation of real-time economy speed and timing are keys. This helps companies drive speed to the global market through excellent infrastructure and connectivity.

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2019 Outlook: Predictions for Transportation and Logistics


Few industries have changed more in the past few years than the world of transportation and logistics. Amazon and the growing popularity of eCommerce have transformed the industry, changing how retailers and couriers alike must operate in order to keep customers satisfied.

Truckers: stay ahead of the cold

Fleet Owner

Chilly days out there this winter across America—it's the perfect time for stuff on a truck to break, and you really don't want it to. A familiar truck stop chain has been focused on its new maintenance services this past year and has some tips for t

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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.

Analysis: an exciting year for container shipping – meltdown or milk and honey?

The LoadStar

What a difference a year can make. Twelve months ago, I was bearish on the container shipping industry. Today I feel mildly bullish, thanks to the correction in both bunker prices and the public market values of the shares and bonds of the major operators.

Clean up your fuel efficiency this New Year

Fleet Owner

Fuel efficiency is about far more than just mileage for a fleet owner. It’s about how hard all the components of your fueling system are working for your operation

Progress for all to CEE

Automotive Logistics

In past decades, international investment has flowed into the automotive industry in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) primarily due to it being a low-cost production centre.

Changing marijuana laws may mean it's time to review drug testing policy

Fleet Owner

You can decide to comply with state medical marijuana laws, but this will not be possible when it comes to drivers


Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How many distribution centers do we even need, and is that number feasible? Can we use historical data to plan for demand and design our networks, or is there a better way? If we're going to offer the speed of shipping and variety of inventory that today's customers have come to expect, there are a lot of different questions that need to be asked. Join Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations at Helix and an experienced global supply chain strategist, as she walks through the key questions to a successful and efficient distribution network. You'll leave knowing what data you can start collecting today to answer these questions.

Truckers pour scorn on poorly-attended Manston post-Brexit traffic jam trial

The LoadStar

Stress testing Manston Airfield’s ability to cater for truck congestion around Dover descended into farce today. Less than half the number of expected lorries turned up – one a rubbish-collection truck.

Updated Freightliner Cascadia to offer semi-automated driving

Fleet Owner

Daimler also outlines plan to bring Level 4 trucks to U.S. highways within a decade during first appearance at CES

Will China seize Mombasa port if Kenya can’t pay back belt and road loans?

The LoadStar

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has reportedly denied the prospect that China may be able to seize the east African nation’s “prized” port of Mombasa as compensation for unpaid debt linked to belt and road infrastructure projects.


Report finds trust in autonomous technologies falling

Fleet Owner

LAS VEGAS. The public’s trust in autonomous vehicle technologies is waning, according to a new report. The “2019 Deloitte Global Automotive Consumer Study” found that only 39% of U.S. consumers trust traditional original equipment manufacturers to br

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Crew leave Yantian Express for salvage tug as box ship blaze spreads

The LoadStar

The crew of eight officers and 15 seafarers on Hapag-Lloyd’s fire-stricken Yantian Express have been taken off the vessel as efforts to bring the blaze under control have failed.