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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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 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

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.

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

Meritor expands in Mysore, India

Fleet Owner

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

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 […].

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.

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.

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


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


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.

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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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

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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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.

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.

Associates Donate Backpacks and School Supplies to Students

Move Ahead

Editor’s note: This story is part of our “50 Stories of People Helping People” series. As we celebrate Penske’s 50th anniversary in 2019, we are spotlighting associates every Friday who are making a difference in their communities.

Recently Announced Freight Forwarding, Shipping and Logistics Appointments and Departures

247 Customs Broker

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%

Yodel uses new trailer gate to reduce accidents

247 Customs Broker

[og_img] Yodel has partnered with trailer manufacturer Cartwright to develop a safety gate to protect workers from falling items when trailers are opened. These gates… The post Yodel uses new trailer gate to reduce accidents appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

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.