Wed.Jul 10, 2019

TMS Integration Questions to Ask

Cerasis

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

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

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

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.

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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.

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

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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ELDs must stay current as communication networks move forward

Fleet Owner

Planned sunsetting of 2G and 3G could create disruptions

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

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.

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.

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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

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.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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

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.

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

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Blockchain Launch Leads to Bumble Bee Positivity

Food Logistics

Company reaping benefits of using blockchain technology

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Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

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

How to Write SMART Goals: 5 Tips to Define Your Work Goals

PLS Logistics

Employees are interested in career development and climbing the professional ladder. However, clearly defining your goals and following them can be a challenge. Professional goals are often vague, uncertain, and don’t have a specific timeline.

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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.

Why You Should Care about Streamlined Sales Tax

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

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.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

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

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

WorkWave

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.,

Class 8 orders still lagging as tariffs cloud industry's future

Refrigerated Transporter

2019 off to weakest first six months of heavy-duty orders this decade, but medium-duty orders benefiting from strong consumer economy

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.