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

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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

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!

FedEx – Despite the Lipstick Attempt, A Disappointing Earnings Report

Logistics Trends and Insights

The Domestic View from Dean Maciuba, Director of Consulting Services for Logistics Trends & Insights : While FedEx is primarily blaming poor international growth and global trade friction for their lousy Q1 earnings report, it’s the domestic performance that’s most disappointing for me, especially with a strong economy here at home.

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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.

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

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

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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.

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


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.

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.

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…”.

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

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

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

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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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.

CAS introduces Cydiance Piura temperature, humidity logger

Refrigerated Transporter

CAS Dataloggers recently introduced the Piura series of temperature and humidity data loggers manufactured by Cydiance. The devices allow real-time tracking of perishable shipments by providing temperature, humidity and location data through the Cyd

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

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Rush Truck Centers of Canada acquires Archer Truck Services

Refrigerated Transporter

Rush Truck Centers of Canada recently completed the acquisition of assets of Archer Truck Services Limited in St Catharines and Welland, Ontario. This acquisition aligns with our strategy to grow and expand our geographic footprint throughout

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

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

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.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!