Wed.Apr 17, 2019

Everyday is Earth Day in trucking these days

Fleet Owner

While Earth Day is just once a year, trucks operate 365 days a year and each day reminds us of how much has been done to make all kinds of energy, including diesel fuel, clean

Why Supply Chain Technology Needs Blockchain

Supply Chain Brain

There is a tremendous mismatch in the selection of appropriate technologies to automate complex and decentralized operations

Frito-Lay awarded Fleet of the Year

Fleet Owner

The 2nd largest private fleet in the U.S. receives Fleet Owner Private Fleet of the Year Award Sponsored by Great Dane for its commitment to sustainability, new technology and charity

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Shareholder Value is Inextricably Linked to Supply Chain Performance

Material Handling and Logistics

"Supply chain integration is an increasingly essential component of shareholder value, and to achieve that, supply chain leaders need to speak the language of the Board of Directors and the executive suite,” said Paul Dittmann of the University of Tennessee

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.

How Exception Automation and TMS Streamlines the Dock

Cerasis

When a process occurs that does not fall within the rules and workflows within a TMS, the process is known as an exception. Unfortunately, the increasing complexity of supply chains and inbound freight management will likely continue to force exceptions in established workflows.

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The Future of Ocean Data Sharing and Visibility

Talking Logistics

Over the past few years there have been many advancements in freight visibility technology, particularly in trucking. Those advancements are now making their way into other modes of transportation, including ocean transport. What factors are driving this trend? How are these advancements improving the way data is shared in ocean transportation? How are companies leveraging enhanced visibility to deliver business benefits?

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Great Dane announces three new flatbed distribution centers

Fleet Owner

Great Dane has established three new flatbed trailer distribution centers located across the United States. The new locations include Trudell Trailers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Northeast Great Dane in Florida, New York; and Crossroads Trailer in Denve

D365 Recommended Performance Practices Training

Blue Horseshoe Solutions

Recommended Performance Practices – MS Dynamics 2012 and D365 is your opportunity to learn how to stop system problems before they start. This two-day training kicks off on May 21, 2019 at Blue Horseshoe’s headquarters in Carmel, Indiana.

Trump hails trucks on visit to Minnesota

Fleet Owner

Nuss Truck & Equipment hosts the president, who includes his fondness for big rigs in wide-ranging speech

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.

Iconex Uses 3PL to Drive Business Benefits

Logistics Viewpoints

A few weeks ago, I spoke with Kim Harper-Gage, Senior Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain at Iconex. Iconex is the world’s largest maker of paper receipt rolls for the retail, banking, and restaurant industry. Additionally, the company makes custom labels for various industries such as logistics and retail. Iconex is a global company with operations in North America, Chile, and Europe. The basis of my conversation with Harper-Gage was about their relationship with managed […].

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Semi-automated Sorting System

Material Handling and Logistics

Panasonic has introduced Visual Sort Assist (VSA), which combines scanning technology and projection to speed up the process of sorting parcels on a conveyor belt

Fighting Nature With Nature – The Rise of Organic Pest Control

WorkWave

Time To Read: 2 minutes What a difference a decade makes. When I first introduced my organic pest control services using solely botanical oils and dusts to treat insect infestations back in 2009, the typical looks I received from fellow pest management professionals ranged from bewilderment to shock. The comment I heard most frequently accompanied with a snicker was, “you can’t control insects using botanical oils!” The optimistic eight-year-old in me instantly knew I was onto to something big.

Three U.S. ports announce new global carrier agreements in new foreign markets

Logistics Management

Several new ocean cargo vessel deployment announcements suggest that shippers are reconfiguring supply chains to accommodate uncertainty in the global trade arena

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.

Daimler deals with trucking’s dying demographic

Automotive Logistics

Lab1886 is Daimler’s independent ‘innovation lab’, tasked with researching and developing new business models around mobility with the aim of bringing them to market at speed. Digital services have higher margins than Daimler’s traditional business and are an area the company is keen to pursue.

Transportation TIP List: Week of April 14th, 2019

Transplace

Transportation TIP List: Week of April 14 th , 2019. Although there will be many opportunities to search for hidden eggs during this weekend’s Easter celebration, our TIP List this week presents quite the opposite.

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Drewry warns of Trump trade tariffs

Automotive Logistics

Proposed US automotive tariffs would have a negative impact on east-west trade routes as American imports of finished vehicles and automotive parts would likely decrease in 2020 and 2021, according to a white paper published last week by Drewry.

Saudia Cargo Gains Ground Service Provider Certificate (GACAR 151)

Airfreight Logistics

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.

APM Terminals Launches The Gothenburg Gateway

Logistics Manager

APM Terminals Gothenburg have officially launched The Gothenburg Gateway. This helps to ensure that a container placed on a freight train anywhere in Sweden is loaded onto a large ocean-going vessel within 48 hours, and will shave up at least a week off the transit time to Shanghai.

Thirty Years of Innovation in the Aviation Breakbulk Sector for Antonov Airlines

Airfreight Logistics

A division of the Ukraine-based Antonov aviation company, Antonov Airlines , recently celebrated their 30 th birthday along with several aviation milestones as the company continues their growth in the dynamic breakbulk and air cargo market.

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Virgin Atlantic Cargo Reports Impressive Growth of 13% in Revenues

247 Customs Broker

on April 18, 2019 at 10:24 am UK-based Virgin Atlantic Cargo released their revenue performance for the last five years in 2018; the results showed the air cargo carrier had achieved its strongest growth to date, as revenue grew 13% year-on-year to £222 million.

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Virgin Atlantic Cargo Reports Impressive Growth of 13% in Revenues

Airfreight Logistics

UK-based Virgin Atlantic Cargo released their revenue performance for the last five years in 2018; the results showed the air cargo carrier had achieved its strongest growth to date, as revenue grew 13% year-on-year to £222 million.

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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.

One Woman Grows Fleet Size Four Fold in Six Months

247 Customs Broker

This blog post is one in a series that celebrates women in the logistics industry.

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China’s automotive market is heading for change

Automotive Logistics

China’s economy is entering a new phase of steady rather than rapid expansion and the automotive industry may have to accept that the days of exponential growth could be at an end, delegates were told at today’s Automotive Logistics Global Shanghai conference.

Test and Learn Digital Transformations

247 Customs Broker

The term digital transformation means different things to different people. But one thing it means to a growing set of companies is running proof of concepts or pilots and learning from them.

Three solutions against climate change, simply explained

World Food Programme Logistics

How to tackle climate change? This is perhaps one of the most pressing questions of our generation. With German support, the World Food Programme (WFP) is already implementing three innovative answers.

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.