Wed.Feb 12, 2020

Coronavirus and the Automotive and Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

Earlier this week, the death toll from the Wuhan coronavirus rose to over 1,000 people, invoking memories of the 2003 SARS outbreak. While the human aspect of this outbreak is clearly the biggest story, the virus is causing major disruptions in global supply chains as well.

Competing on Carrier Experience

Talking Logistics

In transportation and logistics service provider world, we often talk about rates and capacity. But competing on carrier and driver experience is starting to emerge as a differentiator in the industry. What does providing an enhanced carrier experience mean? How does technology help in this effort?

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Landi Renzo’s Natural Gas Engine Available for Order

NGT News

Landi Renzo USA, a subsidiary of Landi Renzo Group, a company that specializes in eco-fuel systems for the automotive industry, says it was funded $600,000 for the development of natural gas engines.

Freight Economy 2020: Are We Headed for a Recession in Freight or a Boom?


Shippers around the globe continue to express concerns for the state of the freight economy 2020 industry. Experts disagree on whether we are heading for a recession or a boom.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

Economic and Political Trends Affect Transportation Industry

Trinity Logistics

This past year was a tough year for the transportation industry. The tariff wars with China and the trade wars raise the risk of an economic recession. An economic recession would cause issues in the industry worldwide.

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The Most Significant Ways in Which Warehousing is Changing — Part 1

Morai Logistics

Warehousing has undergone a massive shift over the past few years, aligning itself with smart, technologically driven supply chains, but where’s it going next? Warehousing, for a long time, was seen as the least dynamic and intelligent part of supply chains.

Global ports vulnerable to Coronavirus-related volume declines, says Fitch Ratings

Logistics Management

Global ports will see reduced trade volumes as a result of the coronavirus, COVID-19, which would become more severe should Chinese production take time to recover to pre-epidemic levels, says Fitch Ratings

SoCalGas, Western Milling Unveil First Ultra-Low Emissions Trucks

NGT News

Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) and Western Milling, a manufacturer and supplier of nutrient solutions for plants, animals and people in the U.S., have unveiled the first of a planned 30 new ultra-low emissions trucks that will be deployed in Goshen, Calif.

With an eye on rebranding, JDA announces name change to Blue Yonder

Logistics Management

The company said that the name change is part of a re-branding initiative in an effort to better align its name with its cloud transformation and product roadmap and also to embrace endless innovation in the future, as well as continuous improvement and a focus on outstanding customer experience, too.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Scania’s Battery Electric Trucks Operational On Norwegian Roads

NGT News

Norwegian wholesaler ASKO says it is deploying two battery-electric Scania distribution trucks in its operations in Oslo, Norway. The pilot marks another milestone in the cooperation regarding electrified solutions for transport between the two companies.

Collaborative Multi-Bot Solutions Drive Efficiency and Productivity to New Heights

Logistics Management

Learn how collaborative autonomous mobile robots give fulfillment warehouse operators a powerful automation solution that increases worker productivity 2X – 3X, provide insightful business intelligence, and improve the overall workplace quality

Fontaine Hires New President to Lead Electrification

NGT News

Fontaine Modification says it has established a new Light-Duty and eVehicle Solutions Division focused on electrification and light-truck modifications. Pat Griffin returns to Fontaine to serve as division president.

China Trade War Propels First Drop in US Imports in Over a Decade


For the first time in over ten years, there is a decline in imports to the United States from Asia. This drop is quite substantial, reaching nearly 10%.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Greenlots, Volvo Partner on Electrified Trucking Project

NGT News

Greenlots, a member of the Shell Group and innovator in electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management solutions, says it has installed the charging infrastructure for a fleet of electrified commercial trucks as part of its ongoing partnership with Volvo Trucks, a heavy-duty truck company.

How WorkWave Is Committed to Helping Its Customers Reach Their Full Potential by Driving Business Results


Time To Read: 4 minutes. By David F. Giannetto, CEO of WorkWave. 2019 was a big year of transition for WorkWave.

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Trimble’s acquisition of Kuebix is made official

Logistics Management

The early January announcement that Sunnyvale, Calif.-based based Trimble, a provider of end-to-end technology solutions to for-hire motor carriers, private fleets, freight brokerage, and third-party logistics providers, inked a definitive agreement to acquire Maynard, Mass.-based based TMS provider and creator of the North America’s largest connected shipping community Kuebix, has now been made official, Trimble officials told LM

?AI and IoT are Ready for Your Warehouse


Artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things are making their initial forays into a myriad of warehouse operations. The expected outcome; DCs able to respond dynamically to current supply chain conditions instead of pre-set rules.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

White House aims high for transportation infrastructure in proposed FY ‘21 budget

Logistics Management

Earlier this week, the White House’ issued ITS proposed fiscal year 2021 budget, entitled “A Budget for America’s Future.”

For the love of … Patty the traveling road dog, with owner-op Rob Goodwin, and introducing ‘Over the Road’

Overdrive Online

After an expensive encounter with a bad broker cost him $10K and, ultimately, his small fleet business and authority, owner-operator Goodwin found his stride with one truck leased now to Terra Trucking, and with an uncommonly important companion in Patty the traveling road dog.

Cathay Pacific Schedule Changes Update

Airfreight Logistics

In light of the ongoing Novel Coronavirus situation, Cathay Pacific Cargo will temporarily introduce daily email communications to keep its customers informed about cargo operations and schedules.

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Cathay Pacific Schedule Changes Update – Airfreight Logistics

247 Customs Broker

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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.

SAL Launches New Facility to Enhance Logistic Operations

Airfreight Logistics

Saudi Arabian Logistics (SAL) Co.

ONE Wins Award for Innovation and Excellence – Logistics Manager

247 Customs Broker

From left to right: Mr. Mark Phillips, Manager, Agency Accounting & Treasury, ONE(Europe); Mr. Toshiaki Ichida, General Manager, Finance Department, ONE; Mr. Ron van Keulen,… The post ONE Wins Award for Innovation and Excellence – Logistics Manager appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News. 3PL Ocean Carriers ONE (Ocean Network Express) ONE Landing Page Sector News TMI Awards customs broker customs clearance freight imports logistics shipping

ONE Wins Award for Innovation and Excellence

Logistics Manager

Ocean Network Express ( ONE ) announces that it was awarded the ‘Best Digital Treasury Project’ in TMI Awards for Innovation and Excellence. TMI has been dedicated to promoting best practices and innovations in treasury management by awarding organizations for over 25 years.

Logistics failing to reduce environmental impact – Logistics Manager Magazine

247 Customs Broker

Two-thirds (66%) of transport managers believe that not enough is being done to limit the environmental impact of logistics operations.

Exploring the Supply Chain Revolution

Speaker: Sheri Hinish, Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital

So much change is already underway in the supply chain, but what does this change entail and what does supply chain’s future hold? Join Sheri Hinish, affectionately called the Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital, to discuss Supply Chain 5.0. and trends in supply chain, technology, sustainability, and leadership.