Mon.Jun 10, 2019

‘Freight Tech’ Fit-Out: 3 Critical Steps to Successful Integration


Signing a contract with a technology vendor does not guarantee you will be able to realize the benefits of the technology quickly. It is not as simple as signing a contract with a vendor, saying, “Let’s get started!”

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Why Duty Drawback is Making a Comeback

Talking Logistics

The spotlight is certainly on global trade management today, with Brexit and tariffs on the minds of many supply chain professionals — and they are looking for ways to successfully navigate through these risks and uncertainties. One area that is getting renewed attention is duty drawback. What is duty drawback, and why is it making. The post Why Duty Drawback is Making a Comeback appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Does Blockchain Have Limitations?


Blockchain refers to a distributed ledger technology that restricts post-data entry changes and ensures a network of trust and valid data, reports Steve Banker via Logistics Viewpoints.

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Amazon dropped by FedEx, plans testing of new drone

Fleet Owner

FedEx said the percentage of revenue attributable to Amazon represented less than 1.3% in 2018


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.

What is a Supply Chain Control Tower?

Logistics Viewpoints

The term supply chain control tower is being used more frequently. Some think it is being overused. What is a supply chain control tower? From my perspective it must be a holistic supply chain solution. What does that mean? For me, it means the following ten things.

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One Day Amazon Prime – Logistics Challenges

Logistics Trends and Insights

Dean Maciuba, Director of Consulting Services for Logistics Trends & Insights and Robert Fisher of Fisher Postal Analytics have put together a great presentation describing the challenges surrounding One Day Amazon Prime service.

Fair accountability needed for cargo securement violations

Fleet Owner

What happens when there is a cargo securement violation in a sealed trailer or intermodal container? The answer is the driver and the fleet are held responsible even though they played no role in securing the cargo

North American Hydrogen Fuel Cell Players Join H2Bus Consortium

NGT News

Everfuel, Wrightbus, Ballard Power Systems, Hexagon Composites, Nel Hydrogen and Ryse Hydrogen are joining forces to form the H2Bus Consortium.


Trump puts tariffs on Mexico on hold for now

Fleet Owner

While U.S. manufacturers and business leaders push for USMCA ratification, the president still dangles tariff threat on Mexico imports


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.

Former GM Director to Bolster Alt-Fuel Work at Rocky Mountain Institute

NGT News

Britta Gross, formerly with General Motors, has joined Rocky Mountain Institute as the nonprofit’s managing director. Gross will draw from her experience in the automotive and aerospace industries to lead RMI’s Mobility Transformation Program.

Beckwood building 3,500-ton press for Wabash National

Fleet Owner

Wabash National recently selected Beckwood Press Company, a manufacturer of hydraulic and servo-electric presses and automation systems, to engineer and build a custom 3,500-ton hydraulic bulge forming press, Beckwood said. The company is expected t

Challenges in Managing Transportation Without a TMS


Take a moment to think about a mundane task — putting a jigsaw puzzle together. It’s a straightforward process, comparing the image on the box to pieces that fit together. Now, imagine all those pieces scattered on the floor combined with two other 1000-piece puzzles.

With U.S.-Mexico reaching agreement, trade tensions at southern border lessen

Logistics Management


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.

Improving Supply Chain Efficiency Through IoT Technology

Supply Chain Brain

The global supply chain has become extremely complex. Proctor and Gamble has more than 75,000 suppliers, while Walmart counts more than 100,000. With so many suppliers in the mix, companies are finding it extremely challenging to keep tabs on their shipping containers

Manitoba Invests in Trucking Efficiency

NGT News

The Province of Manitoba has received a federal investment of C$5.9 million to improve the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty vehicles. The grant will provide truck drivers or trucking companies with incentives for fuel?saving saving devices on freight trucks.

Q&A: DHL Express U.S. CEO Greg Hewitt

Logistics Management

With global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL Express recently celebrating its 50th birthday, Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caight up with DHL Express U.S. CEO Greg Hewitt to discuss various topics, including DHL’s growth in the U.S.

Hundreds of Barges Stalled as Floods Hinder Midwest Supplies

Material Handling and Logistics

At just two locks along the upper Mississippi, almost 300 barges are being held in place as a result of high water and fast currents, and hundreds more are waiting in St. Louis, Cairo, Illinois and Memphis, Tennessee


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.

CR England honors military veterans at sixth annual rally

Refrigerated Transporter

CR England recently added three new military veteran drivers to its Honored Veterans Fleet, recognized a non-driver employee military veteran and honored the service of a World War II Army veteran as part of the company’s sixth annual Veterans Rally

MilliporeSigma Launches Four-Year Push for Packaging Sustainability

Supply Chain Brain

The quest for supply-chain sustainability requires paying as much attention to the package as the product inside it

FedEx opts not to renew Express U.S. domestic contract with Amazon

Logistics Management

FedEx made that clear late last week, when it announced it made a strategic decision not to renew the FedEx Express U.S. domestic contract with, Inc. as it focuses on serving the broader e-commerce market


Mary Sweeney

PLS Logistics

Senior Account Executive | Pittsburgh PA I was first attracted to the sales industry because of the energetic and lively environment. When determining my future career path, I knew I would quickly become uninterested with effortless everyday tasks of an office job.

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.

Mexico takes a back seat to China for U.S. exporters of ag products

Logistics Management

The threatened Trump Administration tariffs against Mexico would have negligible impact on the Port of Oakland – the nation’s largest ocean cargo gateway for agricultural exports

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How SunOpta Built a Data-Driven Supply Chain Strategy


Steve Abiadal, Sr. Director of Logistics at SunOpta, shares how he uses KPIs and market insights to build a data-driven supply chain strategy

Ballard Rolls out FCmove-HD Fuel Cell Module

NGT News

Ballard Power Systems has unveiled its eighth-generation fuel cell module, the FCmove-HD.

3 Ways Summertime Can Impact Your Supply Chain


How seasonal shipping can disrupt freight networks and what shippers can do to prepare

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.