Fri.Apr 12, 2019

A Holistic Approach to Freight Savings with Mike Eberl

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:21] Opening / Introduction. [00:42] 00:42] Introduce yourself and your company. I am the Founder and CEO of Customodal, based in Marshfield, WI, [01:59] Tell us about your background. Where did you grow up? Go to school? What was your major in college? I grew up mostly in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Amazon Effect is the New Walmart Effect


In 1994, founder Jeff Bezos read a statistic that the Internet had been growing at 2300 percent annually. He fashioned that changing tide into a business plan that has been breaking barriers across supply chain and e-commerce that has left an indelible mark.

Zonar partner program grows to 28 companies

Fleet Owner

Zonar partners provide a wide array of product and service solutions that serve fleets of all sizes across vocational, pupil, mass transit and commercial trucking industries

This Week in Logistics News (April 8-12, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Today’s post was written by a robot. Well, not really, but robots are already writing news stories. As Nicole Martin (a human, I believe) highlighted in a recent Forbes article , “The Washington Post has a robot reporting program called Heliograf.

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.

Quick-change graphics system keeps Bear Trucking and MillerCoors trucks on the road

Fleet Owner

What once took nearly 30 days of taking trucks out of service is now being turned around in one week with the Spedian Changeable Graphics System offered by fleet services graphics provider Modagrafics

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Spring thaw: March truck sales surge, Wards reports

Fleet Owner

March retail truck sales showed big month-to-month gains across the board, but the market will be increasingly challenged to keep up with the torrid pace set in 2018, according to figures compiled by Wards Intelligence. Dealers sold 68,311

The Changing Demands of the Urban Consumer

Logistics Trends and Insights

by Charles Brewer. In Metapack’s most recent State of E-Commerce Delivery – 2018 , more than 55% of consumers said they wanted same day and even same hour delivery – that is just crazy isn’t it?

Get smart about IFTA

Fleet Owner

What IFTA is, the problem with it, and how to prepare for an audit

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Heading to the pool

Automotive Logistics

Kuly Malka, chief engineer for material flow and packaging, Ford. Ford has been transforming its approach to packaging over the last five years under the direction of its chief engineer for material flow and packaging engineering, Kuly Malka.

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.

Boeing's 737 Production Cut Echoes Throughout Aerospace Industry

Material Handling and Logistics

Boeing’s suppliers cannot dial down production overnight, and changes to aircraft production rates usually take 12-18 months to flow through the supply chain

Port of Oakland joins other California ports with positive first quarter

Logistics Management

The Port of Oakland today reported a positive first quarter in its cargo volume. The two mega-ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach released similar news earlier this week

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Key Takeaways From Home Delivery World 2019


Time To Read: 2 minutes Nestled in the bustling Chinatown of Philadelphia, the 2019 Home Delivery World Conference and Expo was in full swing during the two-day event on April 4th and 5th at the Philadelphia Convention Center.

AscendTMS and Trucker Tools roll out integration capabilities offering

Logistics Management

A pairing between Trucker Tools, a Reston, Va.-based based provider of trip planning, shipment visibility and freight matching solutions, and transportation management system (TMS) provider Ascend TMS was announced by the companies this week. Through this partnership, Ascend said it is integrating Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity platform in order to enable brokers, 3PLs, and shippers with the ability to see live and available truck capacity in real time multiple days before trucks are empty

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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.

This Week in Logistics News (April 6 – 12)

Logistics Viewpoints

We are heading into what I can only call one of the single greatest days of the year in Boston: Patriots’ Day. The holiday officially commemorates the “shot heard round the world,” or the first shots fired at the battles of Lexington and Concord and the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. The region marks the occasion with Revolutionary War re-enactments, parades, and an unforgettable weekend of sports. The Red Sox hoisted the 2018 World […].

The hijacking of the Maersk Alabama 10 years ago: the threat is still real

Logistics Management

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the hijacking of the U.S.-flagged flagged freighter Maersk Alabama. It was the first time in more than 200 years that pirates had boarded an American-flagged vessel


Carriers shudder at French speed limit proposal for containerships

The LoadStar

Container lines have objected to French calls for the IMO impose mandatory speed limits for ships. The French proposals, submitted at the end of last month and seen by The Loadstar, call for a two-step approach of short-term measures to cut GHG emissions in shipping.


March Cass Freight Index Report remains on similar rates and shipments path

Logistics Management

March shipments, at 1.197, were up 2% compared to February and down 1% annually, and March expenditures, at 2.889, were up 6.1% annually and up 0.5% compared to February

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.

The hijacking of the Maersk Alabama 10 years ago: the threat is still real

247 Customs Broker

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the hijacking of the U.S.-flagged flagged freighter Maersk Alabama. It was the first time in more than 200 years that pirates had boarded an American-flagged vessel.

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MHI’s annual report sees inflection point, investment spike, for digital technologies

Logistics Management

Panelists highlight an industry ready to move forward with the next stages of adopting digital technologies

KeepTruckin to leverage ELD data for freight matching, detention pressure

247 Customs Broker

KeepTruckin, provider of one of the most popular electronic logging devices, said this week that it is using its customers’ ELD data and a brokerage acquisition to expand into freight-matching and related services.

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POLA and POLB volumes are mixed in March

Logistics Management

POLA handled 650,977 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units), marking a 12.7% annual gain, and POLB volume in March, at 552,821 TEU, fell 3.9% annually

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.

Fighting for space

Automotive Logistics

Europe’s ports faced a real squeeze on space last year for a variety of reasons. But things are, at least, looking up in terms of investment in infrastructure and new technology.

Quarterly Industry Report: Q1 of 2019


Quarterly Industry Report: Q1 of 2019. Three months into 2019, the industry has already experienced a number of developments impacting shippers and carriers alike. For example, we’ve recently seen events such as the bomb cyclone , flooding in the Midwest and the ongoing gridlock at the U.S.-Mexico

A ‘sparky’ in the action

World Food Programme Logistics

Ryan Twittey on coordinating the telecommunications response in the Cyclone Idai emergency Ryan Twittey, Emergency Telecommunications Cluster Coordinator for the Cyclone Idai response in Mozambique. Photo: WFP/Suzanne Fenton “You northern hemisphere guys get so excited about stars.

POLA and POLB volumes are mixed in March

247 Customs Broker

March volumes at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) were mixed, according to data issued by the ports this week. POLA handled 650,977 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units), marking a 12.7% annual gain, with total first quarter volume up 4.6%

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.