Wed.Sep 18, 2019

9 Steps to Create a Final Mile Program from Scratch


New technologies and services continue to reshape the landscape of logistics, and as explained by Retail Dive, such services range from disruptors within the industry to a renewed focus on developing a successful final mile program.

Warehousing and Taxation: The Wayfair Decision

Logistics Viewpoints

The US Supreme Court Wayfair tax decision is likely to have second-hand effects on warehouse investments. We will see more facilities opened in states with a sales tax, as the tax benefits of remaining out of state have diminished, while fulfillment responsiveness becomes increasingly more important in today's direct-to-consumer market. The post Warehousing and Taxation: The Wayfair Decision appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Warehousing

Five Best Practices for Effective Warehouse Management Safety & Training Programs

Logistics Management

Explore five steps that any company, regardless of size or scope, can take to significantly reduce the potential for accidents, heighten the safety awareness of workers, and minimize risky behaviors

FMCSA hears concerns about proposed HOS changes

Fleet Owner

Industry stakeholders weigh in on HOS rule proposals during FMCSA listening session that draws support from drivers, concerns from safety advocates and worries about carrier coercion

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.

FedEx – Despite the Lipstick Attempt, A Disappointing Earnings Report

Logistics Trends and Insights

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ALAN uses CSCMP forum to announce 2019 Humanitarian Logistics Awards

Logistics Management

As this year’s CSCMP EDGE conference came to close, The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) announced the 2019 winners Humanitarian Logistics Awards

Diversity of regional haul on display

Fleet Owner

NACFE's Run on Less Regional takes off soon and features a wide array of trucks, trailers, drivers and fuel

PSEG Long Island Launches New EV Charging Incentives

NGT News

PSEG Long Island is celebrating National Drive Electric Week by debuting Lead the Charge, a new program to help accelerate the build-out of roadside charging businesses and encourage consumer adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) on Long Island and in the Rockaways in New York.


Trade tensions, Amazon push FedEx off a ledge; stocks drop 10%

Fleet Owner

The trade war between the U.S. and China has claimed FedEx profits as the latest casualty, while Amazon attacks the courier on the home front


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.

Washington’s WMATA Places Hefty CNG Bus Order

NGT News

New Flyer of America Inc. has inked an order from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) for 75 compressed natural gas (CNG) buses. WMATA is a tri-jurisdictional government agency operating public transit service in the Washington metropolitan area, including the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. WMATA’s Metrobus provides over 62 million passenger trips […]. The post Washington’s WMATA Places Hefty CNG Bus Order appeared first on NGT News.

U.S. gets morsels of Mexico’s gasoline business by using trucks

Fleet Owner

Mexico imports of U.S. crude and oil products has grown every year since 2014. Transporting fuel by truck is a small but growing piece of that business

The Biggest Supply Chain Challenge Facing the Food & Beverage Industry


Rising Customer Expectations Present Biggest Challenge for the Food & Beverage Industry Changing consumer shopping habits and rising customer expectations are putting added pressure on the food and beverage industry. Shoppers are becoming used to having dozens of choices at their fingertips. Whether this is a choice between multiple flavors and varieties where there might […]. The post The Biggest Supply Chain Challenge Facing the Food & Beverage Industry appeared first on Kuebix.

[Talking Logistics en Español] Taking the First Step in Automating Your Concrete Production

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: We recorded our first Talking Logistics episode in Spanish recently with Victor Garza, Sales Manager for Latin America at Command Alkon. The following is an excerpt from the transcribed conversation. You can read the full transcript at the Command Alkon website. Stay tuned for more episodes in Spanish coming up in the weeks. Read more [Talking Logistics en Español] Taking the First Step in Automating Your Concrete Production.

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.

Responding to Trade War Worries: A Six Sigma Strategy

Supply Chain Brain

The hidden risk of a protracted trade war goes beyond the most obvious downside of losing valued trading partners, disrupting the supply chain and increasing costs

Here’s What the Future Will Look Like Once the Industry Embraces Public Blockchain


You may have noticed a few prominent private blockchains popping up here and there. The problem with these private blockchains is, at their core, they are not truly decentralized. By joining a private chain, you do not get all of the benefits that blockchain promises.

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The LeanCor Way Series - Productive PDCA on Performance


Where do you see yourself in two years, and do you see a path to get there? This is one of the open-ended questions in a December 2015 team member survey. One response that came back stood out to us: “Do not know. The path is very cloudy. Pulled in many directions…”.

Streamlining the Customer Onboarding Experience


Time To Read: 4 minutes. What is Customer Onboarding and Why is it so Important? Customer onboarding is the process of facilitating all activities around introducing and enabling a new user to a product or service.

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.

Lightning Systems Offers New Suite of Charging Solutions

NGT News

Lightning Systems, a Colorado-based developer of zero-emission drivetrains, has introduced “Lightning On Tap” charging solutions, an offering of AC and DC fast-charge stations. Lightning’s lineup of new chargers includes both AC and DC fast-charge options, ranging from 7.2

Transportation Management System: PLS PRO

PLS Logistics

Transportation is a key component in providing superior service levels and satisfying your customers. At PLS, we have more than 25 years of experience in servicing consumer packaged goods transportation needs. solutions

Trump: EPA to Revoke California’s Clean Car Waiver

NGT News

President Donald Trump declared in a Tweet today that his administration plans to revoke California’s waiver under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to set its own vehicle emission standards. Under the CAA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets national standards for vehicle tailpipe emissions of certain pollutants. Through a CAA waiver granted by the […]. The post Trump: EPA to Revoke California’s Clean Car Waiver appeared first on NGT News.


How To Find a Job? 5 Best Ways To Get Hired

PLS Logistics

Hunting for a job can be very challenging for both new graduates and skilled professionals. In some situations, you need to get hired as quickly as possible, while other times you may have a few months available for an extensive job search.

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.

Chemical shippers caution rail providers “to learn from their mistakes”

Logistics Management

The National Association of Chemical Distributors’ (NACD) recent industry surveys on rail use and issues during 2018 and the first half of 2019 has yielded some interesting observations about transportation management

Ti, Table Talk Pies collaborate on Armory Cold Storage project

Refrigerated Transporter

Tippmann Innovation (Ti) and Table Talk Pies recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Armory Cold Storage, a new cold storage warehouse in Worcester MA. Table Talk Pies, manufacturer of “America’s Favorite Pies,” co

The Evolution of the Mobile Supply Chain


The aggressive progression to everything mobile has been obvious. The Smart Phone opened an opportunistic Pandora's Box that will never close again. Today, mobility is king.

Charlotte Water’s Renewable Diesel Trial Going off Without a Hitch

NGT News

Charlotte Water, a public water and wastewater utility operated by the City of Charlotte, N.C., has announced a pilot project to power dozens of its vehicles with renewable diesel produced by Renewable Energy Group (REG). In May, 34 diesel vehicles in Charlotte Water’s fleet began running on REG’s fuel. Within the first three months, they […]. The post Charlotte Water’s Renewable Diesel Trial Going off Without a Hitch appeared first on NGT News. Biofuel Featured

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.