Fri.Aug 16, 2019

7 Back-to-School Safety Tips for Truck Drivers


Schools will be back in session in a few short weeks, and for some, classes have already started!

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Warehouse Automation Growing, But for How Long?

Material Handling and Logistics

While the market is expected to grow at 12.6% over the next five years; a new survey predicts a temporary dip in revenue growth between 2020 and 2021

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Optimizing your truckload shipping strategy for the back to school season


The back to school season is a great reminder to optimize your truckload shipping strategy. Let’s dive into how to boost your current process for your best back to school season yet

Rate outlook: Indicators point to mid-2020 recovery

Fleet Owner

The Yield Curve vs. the Coyote Curve: Recession remains a wildcard, but the freight cycle is set to turn favorable for truckers, industry analysts and forecasters agree at ACT Research event

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Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

A European Perspective on Parcel Lockers

Logistics Trends and Insights

LTI is very pleased to feature a fascinating Q & A discussion on parcel lockers between our own Dean Maciuba and one of Europe’s foremost experts on the subject, Marek Rozycki. Enjoy the content and feel free to chime in with your own opinion.

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As Retailers Eye Final Mile Strategies, They Launch BOPIS to Neutralize Costs


Many retailers have implemented buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) strategies without realizing it. Although the name invokes the fears of coding and advanced systems, it refers to the process of buying a product online and picking it up in the store, i.e., BOPIS.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (August 16, 2019)

Talking Logistics

“Papi, why don’t you have a six pack,” my oldest daughter asked me last week while we were on vacation. I had just returned from a 72-mile bike ride and had taken my jersey off. What do you mean?” I replied. Well, you cycle so much, for so many hours, I’m just wondering why you.

ICE Raids Should Be Employers’ Wake-Up Call

Material Handling and Logistics

The current crackdown is only an extension of what the agency has been doing for quite a while


UPS takes minority stake in autonomous truck startup TuSimple

Fleet Owner

UPS wants to understand what it would take to produce a fully autonomous truck

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Supply Chain Labeling Insights

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. Supply Chain Labeling Insights. The rapidly-changing global economy means there are constant learning curves for those in supply chain management to overcome.

July Cass Freight Index Report shows ongoing declines

Logistics Management

July shipments, at 1.171, were off 5.9% compared to a very strong July 2018 and down 0.8% compared to June. On the expenditures, side, the report noted that July came in at 2.861, which represented a 1.4% annual decline and a 2% decline compared to June

This Week in Logistics News (August 10 – 16)

Logistics Viewpoints

Sustainability is an initiative that thankfully more companies are taking on. One area of concern for a lot of people is around single-use coffee pods. These pods are one of the best (or worst) examples of unnecessary single-use plastics that are polluting our planet. Coffee pods can wind up in rivers where they wash into lakes and oceans. Over time, the plastic breaks down into smaller pieces that choke and kill wildlife. Well, one company […].

Mailbag: Worm turns a bit on regs favor with hours proposal, readers sound off

Overdrive Online

In this week's Overdrive Radio, readers weigh in largely favorably on FMCSA's this-week-proposed hours of service changes -- a big departure from reader reactions to new regs over recent history.

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5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Meritor expands in Mysore, India

Fleet Owner

The new assembly, research and development facility is part of a joint project with Kalyani Group

Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing – the Power and the Risk Mitigation- Part 1


As a Chief Financial Officer specializing in manufacturing, I enjoy working to mitigate a wide variety of risks.

Optimizing your truckload shipping strategy for the back to school season


The back to school season is a great reminder to optimize your truckload shipping strategy. Let’s dive into how to boost your current process for your best back to school season yet

Advice Added About Filling Out EEO-1, Component 2

Material Handling and Logistics

It covers mergers, acquisitions and spin-ofs. EEOC Chairman also stresses that the Sept. 30 filing deadline is firm


Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Q3 Forecast Predicts Rising Market Conditions


Shippers and carriers should expect rising rates for the upcoming peak holiday retail season and beyond


Rite-Hite unfurls Dok-Guardian XL Safety Barrier for docks

Refrigerated Transporter

Rite-Hite says its Dok-Guardian XL Safety Barrier can help facilities with loading docks comply with Walking-Working Surfaces regulations mandated by OSHA. At 58 inches tall (nearly 5 feet), the Dok-Guardian XL provides a physical barrier at loading


Enterprise AI Offers Solutions to Steel Industry Disruption

Supply Chain Brain

With advances in technology driven by artificial intelligence and the creation of data lakes, organizations are coming to recognize their value to industrial production

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FTR: Trucking Conditions Index improves ‘significantly’ in June

Refrigerated Transporter

FTR Intel reports its revised Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) showed significant improvement in June but remained in slightly negative territory, with a reading of -0.82. Strengthening freight demand and lower diesel prices were offset by weak truck

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.

A Guide to CSCMP Edge

247 Customs Broker

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is hosting its annual supply chain conference—CSCMP EDGE—in Anaheim, California, from September 15-18. The premier event offers… The post A Guide to CSCMP Edge appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

US intermodal sector loses market share for fourth consecutive quarter

The LoadStar

The US economy is showing signs of slowing, but remains on an upward trajectory for now – intermodal traffic, however, appears trapped in a downward spiral, with the coming peak season expected to provide only temporary relief. The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) reported a 3.8%

Recently Announced Freight Forwarding, Shipping and Logistics Appointments and Departures

247 Customs Broker

Staff Moves Within the Transport Industry UK – For the third year in a row, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) has expanded its training… The post Recently Announced Freight Forwarding, Shipping and Logistics Appointments and Departures appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News. Features Logistics Magazine Archive Uncategorized customs broker customs clearance freight imports logistics shipping

Transpacific rates take a tumble as trade war ripples spread

The LoadStar

Efforts to push rates up on Asia-North Europe trades are still failing, and carriers are now also beginning to feel the pinch from the China-US trade wars. The Shanghai Containerised Freight Index (SCFI) today recorded spot rates for North Europe virtually unchanged, up just 0.2% to $812 per teu.

Exploring the Supply Chain Revolution

Speaker: Sheri Hinish, Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital

So much change is already underway in the supply chain, but what does this change entail and what does supply chain’s future hold? Join Sheri Hinish, affectionately called the Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital, to discuss Supply Chain 5.0. and trends in supply chain, technology, sustainability, and leadership.