Mon.Nov 26, 2018

Talent shortage to hit manufacturing hard

DC Velocity

As many as 2.4 million manufacturing jobs will go unfilled over the next 10 years due to widening skills gap, study shows. Strategy

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Fast Fashion: Why the Industry Requires a Vertical Integration Supply Chain Model

Morai Logistics

Businesses within the retail industry are rolling out vertical integration supply chain models to keep up with fast fashion. Research on the global fashion industry predicts an increase from ‘ $481.2 billion in 2018 to $712.9 billion by 2022 ’.

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2019 Trend Watch: Livin' in the future

DC Velocity

The race toward automation continues, as a rise in goods-to-person fulfillment, increased adoption of warehouse execution systems, and greater use of autonomous mobile robots top the list of material handling technology trends to watch in 2019. Material Handling

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CMA CGM and CEVA detail tie-up

Supply Chain and Logistics

Chris Dupin has an interesting article in the most recent American Shipper. CMA/CGM is trying to buy a majority interest in CEVA, the 3PL firm based in Switzerland. CEVA has been the target of another buyout effort by DSV, another … Continue reading → Leadership Logistics Shipping Strategy Supply Chains container shipping innovation mergers ocean shipping supply chains transportation

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.

The future may be here now

DC Velocity

The technologies that could shape tomorrow's supply chains might already be available—if only we knew how to apply them. Technology

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Ceva hikes forecast of return on acquisition of CMA CGM's freight management arm

DC Velocity

$150 million deal will generate $630 million in added revenue in 2021, Ceva now predicts. Strategy

Using low-speed shuttles to introduce automated vehicles to the public

Fleet Owner

"This first exposure is important, because it may influence broader public acceptance of vehicle automation

Companies Are Taking Unstructured Approach to Corruption

Material Handling and Logistics

On average, less than 10% of companies globally report on business ethics KPIs. A new study, “ The Fight Against Corruption: Insights Into Ethical Performance in Global Supply Chains ” found that the world’s average business ethics score is 42.4,

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FAQ about automated fuel delivery

Fleet Owner

With an Automated Fuel Delivery system (AFD), you never have to monitor tank levels or order fuel again and you will have fuel in your tanks when you need it, at a good price

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.

DB Schenker Expands its Contract Logistics Footprint

Now, That's Logistics

DB Schenker further expands its position as an international partner for complex logistics solutions along the entire supply chain with new facilities that highlight expertise in temperature-controlled logistics. Shah Alam, Malaysia.

Sonim, eBrake create partnership

Fleet Owner

Sonim Technologies and eBrake have formed a partnership to eliminate distracted driving in fleet industries. The partnership will result in the eBrake distracted driving solution for smartphones and tablets embedded on select Sonim devices including

NED 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Material Handling and Logistics

It's better to give than receive, as long as the gift is useful


With LTL Fuel Surcharges on the Rise, What Are the Expectations and Projections of Higher Fuel Costs on LTL Shipping?


In early October 2018, the average retail price for diel rose 7.2 cents, reports Transport Topics, and oil costs are expected to continue to increase. This represents the seventh consecutive weekly spike in diesel costs, and global economies allude to a future of rising prices.

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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.

Call for speakers and award winning supply chains

Logistics Management

If you're interested in speaking about emerging technologies, or being recognized for your work, read on

Becoming a Shipper of Choice

Logistics Viewpoints

Many shippers are talking about becoming a shipper of choice to protect their service levels. But what do you have to do to become a shipper of choice? Does being a shipper of choice increase your costs? Does being a shipper of choice even matter? What does the research show? The post Becoming a Shipper of Choice appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints

English-Only Workplace Rules May Be Too Big a Risk

Material Handling and Logistics

Increasing regulatory scrutiny and a more diverse workforce require greater tolerance by employers


Logistics Saves Lives: Support ALAN and Partners on Giving Tuesday, 2018

Kane is Able

#GivingTuesday is November 27 th. It’s a global giving movement and you’ll (hopefully) see a good deal of coverage from many different, worthy organizations. Logistics Innovation Logistics Industry News Logistics Leadership

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.

Economists paint rosy picture for retail supply chain sectors

Logistics Management

Retail supply chain managers are bracing for a heightened frenzy of seasonal shopping this holiday season. According to IHS Markit Associate Director James Bohnaker’s updated Holiday Sales Outlook, “a roaring job market is the gift that keeps on giving

DB Schenker Expands its Contract Logistics Footprint

Now, That's Logistics

DB Schenker further expands its position as an international partner for complex logistics solutions along the entire supply chain with new facilities that highlight expertise in temperature-controlled logistics. Shah Alam, Malaysia. DB Schenker in Malaysia opened its sixth and seventh facilities in the Shah Alam U10 Logistics Park, Central Malaysia. These facilities provide warehousing, distribution and value-added services.

INFOGRAPHIC: 15 Must-Have Supplies On Your Truck Driver Packing List


As a truck driver, there’s a lot more you need to do than just jump in your 18-wheeler and start driving. Every Truck driver knows that the life on the road can be easier with some practical truck items. LEARN 12 SECRET STEPS HOW TO MAKE $950 MORE PER TRUCK / MONTH.

Master Deliveries and Cash in on This Year’s Holiday Market


Thanks to high consumer confidence and low unemployment numbers, according to eMarketer, a company that tracks trends that correspond to digital marketing, media and commerce, total retail sales in the U.S. will increase 5.8 percent this year. WorkWave Route Manager Blog

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.

E-commerce logistics: how to make money from free shipping

The LoadStar

China’s Singles Day smashed records again for online shopping (Thanksgiving weekend is as yet uncounted). Alibaba set a new high, selling over $30.8bn worth of goods in 24 hours. Rival JD reported a 27% surge in revenue for the day.

Toyota Australia opens its largest parts warehouse

Automotive Logistics

The largest parts warehouse run by Toyota Australia has been officially opened at Kemps Creek, New South Wales. It is located on 6.4 hectares close to a network of motorways and major arterial roads in the Western Sydney conurbation.

Ceva to boost sea freight forwarding unit with acquisition of CMA CGM Log

The LoadStar

Ceva Logistics is set to significantly grow its sea freight forwarding business after an unveiling a new strategic plan that includes acquiring the ocean freight forwarding activities of its major shareholder, CMA CGM.

Shifting gear

Automotive Logistics

Brazilian vehicle sales have been gathering pace recently, as the country tentatively recovers from its long recession. Light vehicle sales have shown some growth, while bus and truck sales have positively motored ahead.

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.