Wed.May 22, 2019

DSP and One-Day-Prime: Driving Change and Impacting the Parcel Carriers

Logistics Trends and Insights

By Bob Fisher , Fisher Postal Analytics and Dean Maciuba , Director of Consulting Services, LTI. DSP Defined. It has been just about a year since Amazon announced their Delivery Service Partner program.

USPS Is Testing Self-Driving Trucks With TuSimple Autonomous Technology


The United States Postal Service (USPS) has awarded autonomous-truck creator, TuSimple, a contract to conduct a 2-week pilot program of self-driving trucks starting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The self-driving truck startup reached “unicorn status” earlier this year with a $1 billion valuation.

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Bad reception, delayed text get driver fired

Fleet Owner

"Why would I text my boss while I was driving?" " asks the driver, who claims he had written the text while pulled over but bad cell service held the text until he was back on the road


Flexport access to SF Airlines’ Hangzhou-New York route

Supply Chain and Logistics

This article from the Loadstar indicates that supply chain firms such as Flexport are struggling to align themselves for the volatile tariff situation we have now. Some firms are leaving China but others are staying in and look for an … Continue reading → Logistics Strategy Supply Chains 3PLs air freight China trade 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.

How do you define regional haul?

Fleet Owner

There are some common themes about regional haul but just as many disagreements about how fleets and drivers see regional haul


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Supply Chain Transformation in the Oil and Energy Industry

Talking Logistics

There is a lot of discussion today about supply chain transformation, most of it focused on the consumer goods and retail industries, but there are many challenges and opportunities in the Oil and Energy industry too. It’s an industry that has a major impact on the world economy and on our personal lives. What are. The post Supply Chain Transformation in the Oil and Energy Industry appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Create Diversity in Thinking Suggests Kimberly-Clark Supply Chain Chief

Material Handling and Logistics

"It’s a good business decision to be diverse, we can best represent what is happening in the outside world," says Sandra MacQuillan, Kimberly Clark’s CSCO

TuSimple begins self-driving pilot program with Postal Service

Fleet Owner

TuSimple earlier this week kicked off a self-driving pilot program with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Using customized Peterbilt trucks, TuSimple is conducting five round trips over two weeks to U.S. Postal Service distribution centers betwee

PLS Logistics Announces Chief Operating Officer (COO)

PLS Logistics

CRANBERRY TWP., PA (May 22, 2019) — PLS Logistics Services, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, announced the promotion of Joe Bielawski as Chief Operating Officer.

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.

How E-commerce Growth is Affecting Supply Chains Today

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. How E-commerce Growth is Affecting Supply Chains Today. Today’s economy has been heavily affected by the explosive growth of e-commerce over the past few years, creating a phenomenon known as the “Amazon Effect.”

Air freight forwarders’ react to 2019 market issues

Logistics Trends and Insights

Our Freightwaves article looks at first quarter 2019 earnings of a few air freight forwarders. air freight Freight Forwarding Air Cargo airfreight freight forwarders

Monro and Amazon expand collaboration

Fleet Owner

The partnership to provide tire installation services across Central and Western United States

Note to CEOs: Great Supply Chain Orchestras Have Great Conductors

Logistics Management

Recently, I was moderating a panel discussion at a conference for company presidents and CEOs with two supply chain leaders—Mark Holifield, EVP, Supply Chain at Home Depot, and Tracy Rosser, former SVP, Transportation for Walmart.

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.

Engaging the Next-Generation Workforce through Digital Transformation


The digital shift in manufacturing and distribution, as well as the wave of Baby Boomer retirement (also known as the “Silver Tsunami”), are influencing decision-makers to examine a new way of conducting business.

UPS inks major renewable natural gas deal with Clean Energy

Logistics Management

In its most recent example of maintaining a keen focus on supply chain sustainability, global transport and logistics bellwether UPS announced today that it has inked a deal with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to purchase 170 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) through 2026.

Carrier Transicold upgrades dealer app with new features 

Refrigerated Transporter

Carrier Transicold recently upgraded its free mobile app that helps refrigerated truck operators find nearby Carrier Transicold dealerships, adding a fresh appearance, expanded dealer database and new user features. Now called “Carrier Transicold De

Manhattan Associates: Momentum in Progress

Logistics Viewpoints

Today’s posting comes to you from the 2019 Manhattan Momentum conference in Phoenix, AZ. The conference thus far has featured a proper balance of product roadmaps and customer success stories. Manhattan’s CEO, Eddie Capel, set the stage for the conference agenda with a presentation that framed the content for the next three days. For starters, 2019 marks the 25th year of Manhattan Associates’ user conference. I first attended 10 years ago, and the company and […].

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.

Utility’s Glade Spring VA plant earns Liberty safety award

Refrigerated Transporter

The Glade Spring VA manufacturing plant of Utility Trailer Manufacturing, the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers, recently received a plant safety award from Liberty Mutual Insurance. Richard Williams, a risk control consultan

Vertical Mast Lifts

Material Handling and Logistics

Toyota Material Handling USA has introduced its AICHI Vertical Mast Lift aerial work platforms, which feature multi-stage post style masts providing high lift heights in a compact unit that fits through a standard doorway

Walmart Matches Amazon Announcing Free One-Day Shipping on Many Items


In a bid to keep pace with their number one competitor, Walmart announced yesterday that they will offer free one day shipping on many items. Starting May 14, Walmart customers in Phoenix and Las Vegas who buy more than $35 worth of goods enjoyed free one-day shipping.

The 4th Industrial Revolution arrives at Logistics

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

Since 1760, the time when the 1 st Industrial Revolution began in the United Kingdom, the technology has not stopped yet, creating a new world that we cannot imagine in another way.

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.

Push by UPS to get USPS to raise package prices, brushed aside by U.S. Supreme Court

Logistics Management

Reports from earlier this week noted that the United States Supreme Court indicated it would not take up an appeal from UPS in which UPS wanted the Court to mandate that the United States Postal Service (USPS) to increase package deliver fees and charges

Foreign Trade Zone Advantages

3PL Insights

A Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) is a special economic zone in the United States where imported goods can be stored, distributed, processed and used without being subject to customs duty fee. FTZs were created in 1934 under the Foreign Trade Zone Act.

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Monterey Logistics rebrands as Premier Refrigerated Transport

Refrigerated Transporter

After 34 years in business, Monterey Mushrooms’ transportation division recently changed its name to Premier Refrigerated Transport. “We We are the same company and people, but now we have a new updated name and look that reflects where we are headed

Key Elements of a Successful Supply Chain

Radius Logistics

A supply chain, in the simplest terms, is the series of steps involved in getting a product to the customer. This process often includes manufacturers, vendors, warehouses, carriers, distribution centers, and retailers. Thriving supply chains often have a lot of moving parts… literally.

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.