Wed.Apr 17, 2019

A Look at Some of the Biggest Trends in Shipping and Logistics


Nowadays, evolving technology can dramatically change the way society functions. I can still remember my very first cellphone. The most high-tech things it could do were make phone calls and send text messages, all hand-crafted in T9 of course.

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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

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

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


How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

How Exception Automation and TMS Streamlines the Dock


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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Staying healthy on the road as a new driver

Truck News

I often hear from people new to the industry who are afraid of gaining weight on the road, knowing that it can be difficult to eat well and exercise as a driver. If that’s you, I’m here to help! First, … Newsletter

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.

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.

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

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

Understanding the U.S. Truckload Market


How seasonal demand, annual bids, and fluctuating supply and demand affect market capacity

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.

Tackling driver turnover: Part 4

Truck News

An old saying goes, “Sometimes silence speaks louder than words” if your company doesn’t have an effective, robust communication strategy then I would guess that your retention numbers are suffering much by the neglect. Humans are by nature social animals, … Transportation Newsletter

Explaining the Coyote Curve Forecasting Model


Breaking down the Coyote Curve, from the proprietary data we analyze to the economic indicators we use build to confidence in our market forecasting model

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Eric Breen Joins PINC as Vice President of Business Development


Industry veteran joins market leader for yard management systems and inventory robotics technology to further expand global growth Union City, CA — April 17, 2019 — PINC today announced that Eric Breen will be joining the company’s executive team as vice president of business development.

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.

Fighting Nature With Nature – The Rise of Organic Pest Control


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.

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


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.

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.

Saudia Cargo Gains Ground Service Provider Certificate (GACAR 151)

Airfreight Logistics

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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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.