Fri.Feb 08, 2019

Automation in the Warehouse: It’s All About Capacity


Automation in the warehouse is essential to meeting the growing demand of e-commerce and the blending of traditional supply chain channels into the omnichannel supply chain.

This Week in Logistics News (February 2 – 8)

Logistics Viewpoints

The Patriots have done it again, winning their third Super Bowl in five years, and sixth since the turn of the century. This was certainly not the game most people expected; with two high-powered offenses, most football fans were excited for a shoot-out. Instead, the Patriots defense shut down the second highest scoring offense in the league, holding the Rams to a Super Bowl record low 3 points. This win puts the Patriots in the […].

E-Commerce Trends are Game Changing for Trucking Industry

Material Handling and Logistics

The number of intra-regional and last-mile truck trips has increased while the average length of haul has declined

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Expand Dynamics 365 System ROI with Client Account Services

Blue Horseshoe Solutions

Have you made the leap to the cloud with Dynamics 365? Do you have the need for technical assistance, functional training or system configuration and testing to fully leverage your investment?

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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.

This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2019)

Talking Logistics

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In NTSB top transport issues, technology's pace quickening, human error in sharp relief

Fleet Owner

All indications in the National Transportation Safety Board's latest "Most Wanted List" of problems to fix in transportation point to one thing: in many ways, technology across that broad industry isn't just advancing, it's accelerating. It is both p

PepsiCo Bolstering Women in Its Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

"Our recipe for success is that we spend a lot of time devising a workplace that meets the needs of our employees," says Jana Gessner, vice president, for EHS at PepsiCo

E-learning series focuses on common driving concerns

Fleet Owner

Smith System’s newest e-learning series addresses common behind-the-wheel challenges via short, targeted modules aimed at driving professionals


Class 8 truck orders come out of the gate slowly to start 2019

Logistics Management

Class 8 commercial truck orders were down in January, according to recently issued data from two U.S.-based based companies tracking commercial truck buys and orders

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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 the Internet of Things & Big Data Are Accelerating Supply Chain Management

247 Customs Broker

February 8, 2019 ·. By Stefan Reidy. IoT and Big Data. The Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data are becoming one of those technologies that are being incorporated into our daily lives as the number of devices connected to the internet is increasing at a fast pace.

Coming up with a strategy for transformation

Automotive Logistics

CHEP’s core business is all about managing and owning reusable packaging assets. Providing that service for its customers takes away the pain and hidden costs of running the service themselves, while giving them control and visibility of their inventory throughout the supply chain.

Walmart pays drivers $87,500 a year

247 Customs Broker

Walmart says it is now paying its US truck drivers an average of $87,500 (£67,700) a year, after increasing pay rates at the beginning of February. The retailer expects to add hundreds of new drivers this year to meet business growth. Last year it recruited more than 1,400 truck drivers.

Q&A: Marcelo Turri, Alpargatas

Automotive Logistics

Could you give an overview of the logistical operation which supports Havaianas? We have different models in different regions, so in Brazil, we operate our warehouses but we have third parties that do the transportation for us.

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.

Freight Tech: Separating Need from Noise

247 Customs Broker

Date/Time Thursday, February 21, 2019 2:00PM. Moderator Jeff Berman, Group News Editor, Logistics Management. Panelists Ben Schuchart, Vice President of Operations, Schneider Logistics. Brian Stuelpner, Vice President, Strategy, Planning, and Architecture, Schneider Logistics.

NLRB Says Owner-Operators Are Okay

Material Handling and Logistics

Employers should be cheered by the return to a common law standard for defining independent contractors

Q&A: Scott Krebs, Orbis

Automotive Logistics

What does Orbis see as the main problem in providing accurate data on where a container is, whether empty or full, and what is it doing to solve some of these problems for its automotive customers? In the automotive industry, one of the biggest obstacles is standardisation.

Gardening against all odds

World Food Programme Logistics

Gardening against the odds Growing a more resilient future in Sri Lanka Kamani Munasinghe spends her days surrounded by fresh and healthy food. Her garden is filled with almost 40 varieties of fruits, vegetables and herbs?—?products products of her hard work and determination to turn her life around.

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.

Holger Wilhelm moves to Imperial Logistics

Automotive Logistics

Holger Wilhelm has taken up a newly created role at Imperial Logistics as executive vice-president of automotive. Wilhelm moves from Ceva Logistics where he was vice-president of business development automotive in North America.

Hauliers urged to join class action against truckbuilders that operated price cartel

The LoadStar

Five major truck manufacturers which participated in an illegal pricing cartel are facing a claim of at least £1.5bn in damages from operators. Led by the Road Haulage Association (RHA), more than 7,800 truck operators are part of a class action lawsuit against Daf, Daimler, Iveco, Man and Volvo.

U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes see slight annual gains for week ending February 2

Logistics Management

Rail carloads, at 1,238,487, were up 1.7%, or 21,054 carloads, annually, and intermodal containers and trailers, at 1,316,168, rose 0.5%, or 6,008 units


Stronger domestic margins push US Xpress to quit cross-border trucking

The LoadStar

The grass is not always greener on the other side, apparently; truckload and transport provider US Xpress has turned its back on the cross-border trucking business with Mexico.

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.

Freight Tech: Separating Need from Noise

Logistics Management

In this webinar experts will share practical advice for selecting solutions that provide quick time-to-value while readying your supply chain for long-term success

Weaker demand will drive spot rates down post-CNY – but by how much?

The LoadStar

The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) did not publish today, due to the Chinese New Year holiday, but weaker demand is expected to exert downward pressure on the index in the coming weeks.

Friendship Drives Associate’s Campaign for Organ Donor Awareness

Move Ahead

In quiet moments, Andy Mills can still hear John Maicher’s voice as the teen with the bubbly personality spoke passionately about his love of hockey. The pair, who met in high school, bonded over a love of sports, setting the stage for a friendship which lasted nearly 20 years. Beyond the ever-present smile and positive outlook, Maicher experienced serious health challenges throughout his life due to a medical condition that would ultimately require multiple organ transplants.

Supply chain radar: how to make sense of a combined Panalpina + CH Robinson entity

The LoadStar

Remember the imaginary conversation playing in my head some time ago between Charles Henry Robinson and Ernst Göhner, founders of CH Robinson (CHRW) and Panalpina (PAN) respectively?

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.