Thu.Aug 09, 2018

Maersk and IBM say 94 groups have signed on to blockchain platform

DC Velocity

Partners say "TradeLens" will help users share information among shippers, carriers, and other supply chain partners. Technology

Customer Service: A Long Term Strategy for Future Supply Chains

Morai Logistics

As the integration of technology changes the supply chain ecosystem, third party logistics (3PL) providers are urged to maintain a high level of customer service. The digitization of any industry impacts the direct interactions customers have with businesses. Ecommerce platforms provide consumers with the ability to make on the spot transactions, and this results in increased expectations. What does this translate into? Unpredictable demand on supply chains.

White House postal reform plan should leave parcel pricing alone, group says

DC Velocity

Parcel business already profitable at current rates, parcel shipper coalition says. Transportation

Weber Adds New Inland Empire Warehouse

West Coast and California Logistics

Weber Logistics has opened a 300,000-square-foot warehouse in Eastvale, CA (Inland Empire Region) for distribution of food and consumer packaged goods for multiple clients. Warehouse operations C-TPAT Cold Chain Managment Inland Empire Warehouse Temperature Controlled Warehousing Food Logistics Distribution Center Warehouse

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!

UniCarriers plans events for OSHA Safe + Sound Week

DC Velocity

Forklift manufacturer to award baseball tickets to employees with best safety practices. Lift Trucks

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Increase Lead Times, Decrease Costs

PLS Logistics

The concept of lead time when booking loads is a commonly overlooked factor when delivering freight efficiently and economically. You may have heard your logistics partner say that providing more notice days or lead time for a shipment could help lower costs. Supply Chain Visibility strategy economy Industry Shipment Trucking Third Party Logistics Transporation Truck Drivers Truckers supply chain management freight visibility shipping mistakes Lead Times

The Great Logistics Software Debate: Build or Buy?

Logistics Problem Solving

Should You Buy a Logistics and Supply Chain Software Solution or Build Your Own? Any company that is serious about its supply chain will eventually need to upgrade its logistics data management software. Whether your current software is outdated – or your company has just outgrown it – it’s important to have technology that gives you the real-time information, flexibility, and control you need to optimize your supply chain.

Devon Energy Uses Real-time Visibility to Improve Trucking Operations

Logistics Viewpoints

Devon Energy generates huge volumes of data. The company’s real-time data system monitors 6.5 million data points from multiple sites, with more than 10,000 updates per second. Devon Energy has worked to change real-time visibility into actionable insights for better truck scheduling. The post Devon Energy Uses Real-time Visibility to Improve Trucking Operations appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Supply Chain Visibility Transportation real-time visibility supply chain

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Big spike in containership lay-ups mid-peak season a worry for owners

The LoadStar

Alphaliner’s bellwether containership idle tonnage data has recorded a big spike in vessels being consigned to lay-up, shifting the supply-demand balance back in favour of the charterer.

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.

Industrial real estate leaders not yet alarmed by trade war rhetoric

Logistics Management

A recent study conducted by the industrial real estate firm CBRE, notes that the new tariffs targeted at high-tech Chinese goods–such as industrial robots, radio transmitters, aircraft parts, computer hardware and electric cars–and is designed to put economic pressure on Beijing’s “Made in China 2025” program

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Post-Brexit shipping routes mean spoiled Irish food

The LoadStar

Irish food faces spoilage if proposed new shipping routes between the republic and Belgium go ahead in the wake of Brexit. The Irish Times reports that transit times would more than treble, leaving food spoiled before even reaching the continent.

DSV and Clarks Unveil New European Distribution Center

Logistics Manager

Danish transport and logistics company, DSV and Clarks , a leading British shoe manufacturer have recently unveiled plans for a 10,000 m2 distribution center to be built in Mainland Europe.

Volga-Dnepr Group and CargoLogicHolding Sign Agreements with Boeing for Freighter Packages

Airfreight Logistics

In a recent announcement made at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow, Boeing , Volga-Dnepr Group and CargoLogicHolding signed a package of agreements that will further enhance their fleet and global operations.

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.

Walmart's Built a Ragtag Alliance of Tech Firms to Battle Amazon

Material Handling and Logistics

Fear of Jeff Bezos helps explain why Walmart has in recent years forged alliances with Google, Microsoft, China’s JD.com and other tech players

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Qatar Airways Finalize Order for Five Boeing 777 Freighters

Airfreight Logistics

Qatar Airways recently announced at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow they have finalized an order for five Boeing 777 Freighters with a total list price of $1.7 billion, the initial commitment to the deal was made in April this year.

How to Derive Optimal Value from a Supply Chain Control Tower

Logistics Management

This tech brief looks at the major forces influencing the supply chain today, and what a control tower needs to meet the demands of today’s fast moving global supply chains

Trucker Path teams with Goodyear

Fleet Owner

Trucker Path announced it is now giving its members direct access to roadside service provided by Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Center (CTSC) locations. Trucker Path has more than 700,000 truck drivers as active monthly users. Earlier this y

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.

Bullish Lufthansa Cargo holds firm on €12 fee for use of paper air waybills

The LoadStar

Lufthansa Cargo is set to increase its charges to customers that continue to use paper air waybills. Until now, the carrier has charged what a spokesperson told The Loadstar was a “symbolic” €1 per shipment.

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While spot rates fall in August, van and reefer ratios increase

Fleet Owner

The number of available van and reefer loads on the DAT network both increased, however, reflecting strength in the spot market for late July and early August, and the $2.24/mile van rate equaled the monthly average for January, which was a record at that time

Understanding Freight Forwarders and NVOCCs

ValueShipr

Activity. NVOCC. Freight Forwarders. Non Vessel Owning Common Carrier. Shipper/Carrier. Acts as agent to/for the shippers. Acts as carrier to the shippers and shipper to the carriers. Associations.

The benefits of eliminating dark purchasing

Fleet Owner

There are a variety of reasons why dark purchasing flourishes within an organization, including decentralization, lack of visibility and a dependence on manual systems

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.

White Glove Fulfilment Partner Perfect Fit for Shoe Retailer

Logistics Business Magazine

Manchester-based online retailer, Calla Shoes, was established to provide the perfect fit for stylish ladies who suffer from bunions and now the company has found the ideal fit for its ‘white glove’ fulfilment needs thanks to fulfilmentcrowd (part of Exact Abacus Ltd) based at Matrix Park in Chorley.

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New models '19: Medium

Fleet Owner

Here's our review of the latest models available in the medium-duty segment, Classes 4-6, which is growing and becoming a larger part of many business fleets. And that's happening for a variety of reasons. Medium-duty trucks allow fleets to fine-tune

Bumper cargo quarter for American Airlines Cargo

247 Customs Broker

Increased e-commerce, flowers and blood products helped American Airlines Cargo achieve “record-setting growth” in the 2018 second quarter, handling 158,000 tonnes of freight, a 9.7% increase on the same period last year, while also posting a record month in June.

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Lax airport checks make illegal wildlife trafficking easier

The LoadStar

Lax airport authorities are allowing wildlife traffickers to get away with murder – all too literally. A new report produced by research organisation C4ADS claims traffickers are “highly dependent” on commercial air transport systems to smuggle the endangered species and animal parts that they sell.

On-Board Toll Box Unit in Final Testing

Logistics Business Magazine

DKV BOX EUROPE, the on-board unit that will soon make it possible to settle toll charges all over Europe in accordance with the EETS (European Electronic Toll Service) directives, is undergoing its final testing phase in August.