Wed.Jul 10, 2019

TMS Integration Questions to Ask


Deciding to implement a transportation management system (TMS) is one of the most effective ways shippers can gain control over logistics and manage freight spend. Unfortunately, selecting a system is only one half of the battle.

Specialization is Supply Chain’s Best Friend

Logistics Viewpoints

Trade and specialization at the individual, corporate, and regional level are catalysts behind the growth and increasingly important role of supply chain in today’s global economies.

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Mobile Robotics Descend on Warehouse Operations

Logistics Management

Robots, including autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), are seeing rapid uptake in warehouses. The labor crunch and the ability of AMRs to offload manual travel are central to their take-off, but there are other benefits to robotics besides reducing the labor requirement

The Most Important Skills for Supply Chain Young Professionals

Talking Logistics

What skills and attributes will be the most important for supply chain young professionals to succeed moving forward? We asked members of our Indago research community that question back in April.

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.

75% of Companies Missing Growth Opportunities in Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

Using digital, customer centricity and ecosystems strategies smart companies can shift from chasing incremental cost savings to creating new value

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Biodiesel Event Coming to Chicago July 17

NGT News

On July 17, Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC) and the B20 Club will jointly host an educational program on the advantages of biodiesel. “Truck Stop Coffee Talk: The Truth About Biodiesel” will be held in Bolingbrook, Ill.

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Early connections can foster future drivers

Fleet Owner

Women In Trucking is working on getting in front of girls with its female truck driver doll and supply chain activity and coloring book for children

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the Logistics Sector

SIPMM Professional Publications

Key performance indicators (KPIs) are frequently used in general business to evaluate the success of everything from a specific department to an entire enterprise. KPIs work with the raw data of the industry to evaluate how the industry performs.

ELDs must stay current as communication networks move forward

Fleet Owner

Planned sunsetting of 2G and 3G could create disruptions

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.

Clean Energy Opens Renewable Natural Gas Station in South Bronx

NGT News

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has opened a new natural gas refueling station in Hunts Point, a neighborhood in the South Bronx of New York City.


Crucial Strategies to Prevent Procurement Fraud

SIPMM Professional Publications

In today’s business world it is important for organizations to take steps towards procurement fraud prevention. Procurement fraud costs businesses millions of dollars every year, and the losses can likely be avoided if certain measures are taken to assist in procurement fraud prevention.

DOE Tallies U.S. EV Charging Units

NGT News

As of May 2019, there were more than 68,800 Level 2 and DC fast-charging units throughout the U.S., according to the “fact of the week” from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office.


Warehouse/DC Site Selection: Demand for space has never been stronger

Logistics Management

The need to meet same-day and next-day expectations has had a major impact on how warehouse and distribution center (DC) space is sought, secured and managed

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.

Bunzl Canada Gives CNG Trucking a Try

NGT News

Bunzl Canada Inc., a global distributor of food packaging, cleaning and hygiene, safety, and industrial products, is testing out a compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered transport truck for delivery routes in southwestern Ontario.

Supply Chain’s Cloud-first Strategy

Logistics Management

More companies are shifting toward the use of public, private and hybrid Clouds to run their supply chains

CR England selects SmartDrive’s video-based safety program

Refrigerated Transporter

CR England, one of the largest refrigerated carriers in the US, recently deployed SmartDrive’s video-based safety program across its entire fleet following a competitive review and head-to-head pilot program. SmartDrive, a provider of safety and tra

Fleet Owner magazine - July 2019

Fleet Owner

This month's issue includes a guide to making the transition from AOBRD to ELDs, how fleets are making way for more women drivers, over-the-air updates, and much more

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.

Our PestPac Bootcamp Presenters are Excited for User Conference and You Should Be Too!


Time To Read: 3 minutes. On October 7 – 10, 2019, thousands of service business professionals will gather at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston for the WorkWave User Conference and IFS World Conference.

Consolidation coming: YRC to shut down New Penn headquarters

Logistics Management

YRC Worldwide, still struggling to find its financial footing in one of the best freight environments in a generation, is trying to cut its way back to prosperity. The less-than-truckload giant is shuttering the Lebanon, Pa.,

Why You Should Care about Streamlined Sales Tax


If you haven’t yet heard about Streamlined Sales Tax (SST), but you’re concerned about your sales tax collection obligations as you expand into new states, this information should be helpful.

DHL Supply Chain report takes deep dive into shippers’ e-commerce strategies

Logistics Management

The DHL report, entitled “The e-commerce supply chain: Overcoming growing pains,” takes a deep dive into the intersection of the importance of e-commerce on customer retention and satisfaction, as well as the barriers to implementing a successful e-commerce supply chain strategy

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.

Cybersecurity and Supply Chain Risks

Morai Logistics

As supply chains get increasingly digitized, the risks of supply chains being undermined by cyber attacks also increases, making cybersecurity vital to supply chain health. Digital transformation is something that is crucial for supply chains going forward. If they are to keep up with the market demands that are placed upon them, they need the efficiency, productivity, and precision digital tools bring with them. However, with the considerable upside of digitization also comes risks.

Speed limiters: Senate bill to mandate a 65 mph setting a ‘terrible idea’

Overdrive Online

Voices on the Senate bill from a Georgia Republican that would mandate a 65 mph speed setting for trucks capable of it. And more on the 'careful what you wish for' dynamics in regulatory change. Uncategorized 65-mph advocacy Congress electronic logs four-wheelers Henry Albert hours of service legislation regulations safety-advocates Speed governors speed limiters voices

3 Ways Digital Is Transforming Freight Shipping

Freight Center

The wave of digital innovation is changing everything from how we answer the doorbell to the way modern factories operate. The freight-shipping industry hasn’t been left out. Driverless trucks are getting a lot of attention in the press these days. They’re being tested in some states. But the reality is that it will be sometime before trucks drive themselves, if ever. There are three areas where digital innovation is making an impact on freight shipping today. Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs).

REDAVIA deploys solar farm for Ghanaian agrofoods business

Refrigerated Transporter

REDAVIA, a provider of cost-effective, clean solar power, recently deployed a solar farm for the Movelle Company, a leading agrofoods business in Takoradi, Ghana. Movelle trades a high volume of pelagic fish due to the high demand for oily fish


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.