Fri.Jan 10, 2020

Warehouse Inventory Management Techniques to Increase Productivity


Warehouse inventory optimization is a concern for every warehouse. Businesses wish to achieve a perfect balance between understocking and overstocking in order to maximize profits without negatively impacting customer satisfaction levels.

The Democratization of TMS

Logistics Management

Once reserved for large companies with deep pockets, transportation management systems (TMS) are now accessible to a wide range of shippers across all industries

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How far should Ontario’s emissions crackdown go?

Truck News

Cleaner air comes with a price tag. It’s paid every time equipment evolves in the name of controlling emissions. A tighter focus on particulate matter gave us diesel particulate filters. When regulators squeezed the allowable levels of NOx, we saw the widespread introduction of exhaust gas recirculation and diesel exhaust fluid. The current push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has led to the rollout of everything from new oil categories to aerodynamic refinements and lighter components.

The Last Mile Really Does Begin with the First Pick From Your Warehouse


The last mile is a well-known and integral step in supply chain operations. Failures within the last mile often usurp all previous steps in the supply chain That said, the same value placed on the last mile should equal the first mile, and as a result, the first touchpoint.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

While tariffs remain front and center, seasonal patterns may return in 2020, says Port Tracker

Logistics Management

The theme of “back to normal” season patterns for United States-bound consumer goods may be ready to take hold in early 2020, following an even 2019 that was riddled with atypical trends and volumes related to the U.S.-China China trade war and related tension.

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Freight TSI ekes out minimal growth in November, reports BTS

Logistics Management

November’s 0.1% increase to 137.4 represents the second consecutive month of growth, with the Freight TSI falling 0.8% on an annual basis. And BTS noted that it is 2% below the all-time high level of 140.2 set in August 2019

California-reared HHG hauler keeps legacy of father, Don Morgan, alive with this T600

Overdrive Online

It's a sharp truck, this 1992 Kenworth T600, Detroit 60 Series-powered and with a 149-inch ICT sleeper owner-operator Montgomery Morgan's father, Don Morgan, had put on when the rig was new. Since Don passed in 2001, his son's kept the rig working hard, despite his native California's outlawing it some years back. Uncategorized 1992 Kenworth T600 big bunks don morgan ICT montgomery morgan sleepers

AAR reports U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes see declines to begin 2020

Logistics Management

For the week ending January 4, U.S. rail carloads, at 215,564, slipped 2.8% annually, and intermodal units, at 198,450, fell 7.4% annually


Flexport closes its dedicated freighter service as market changes

The LoadStar

Flexport is to end its own dedicated freighter service, citing changes both to the market and its business, which has seen it expand outside its traditional Hong Kong-Los Angeles route.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

A “technology experience” in stores may aid U.S. retail recovery

Logistics Management

In order to accommodate this changing consumer behavior, retailers deployed strategies and built new business models to bridge the gap between online and offline shopping experiences

German-Asian Export Strategy in 8 Simple Steps for Every Small to Medium Sized Business Owner

Freight Hub

Let’s face it. German exporters to Asian markets find themselves in an enviable position. Right now is an excellent time to establish your business in Asian markets. According to the Federal Statistical Office, Germany exported goods to the value of 119.5 billion euros in October 2019. This is 1.9 percent more than a year ago and 1.2 percent more than in September 2019. billion euros were exported to countries outside the European Union (including Asia). This is an increase of 4.6

Where Does IP Responsibility Fall Within the Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Brain

Earlier this year, the University of California sued Amazon, Walmart, Target and other major retailers for alleged infringement of four university patents related to “filament” LED light bulbs

America’s Marine Highway’s enhancement wins praise from AAPA

Logistics Management

When the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration announced this week that that it is awarding a total of $7.5 million to nine U.S. marine highway projects, The American Association of Port Authorities, was among the first to applaud

Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

Brussels Airport starts 2020 with a reinforced cargo team

247 Customs Broker

At the end of 2019 Brussels Airport decided to significantly expand and strengthen its cargo team. Cargo was already an import cornerstone in the… The post Brussels Airport starts 2020 with a reinforced cargo team appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

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‘My life was spared because I arrived late’?—?Haiti earthquake 10 years on

World Food Programme Logistics

‘My life was spared because I arrived late’?—?Haiti’s Haiti’s earthquake 10 years on Two World Food Programme humanitarians recall the day when hundreds of thousands of Haitians lost their lives High-energy biscuits distribution in Leogane, a town near the epicentre of the earthquake in January 2010.

Oman Express Logistics Market is Expected to Register a CAGR of 11.7% during 2018-2022: Ken Research

247 Customs Broker

• Express services are likely to become more significant in near future as Oman’s economy becomes increasingly integrated owing to rapid growth in international trade… The post Oman Express Logistics Market is Expected to Register a CAGR of 11.7%

Briggs Backs Short-Term Hire Fleet with £6M Investment

Logistics Business Magazine

Briggs Equipment has backed its short term hire solutions for customers across the country with a new £6.1m investment into its fleet. The 272 new Hyster and Yale diesel and electric counterbalance machines take the total number of the short term hire fleet to more than 5,500.

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.

4 Impacts of Returns That Will Affect Your Supply Chain

247 Customs Broker

Returns are now part of the holiday gift giving season. According to the National Retail Federation, up to 55 percent of consumers plan to return… The post 4 Impacts of Returns That Will Affect Your Supply Chain appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

War of words over new dockers’ clause for cargo lashing heats up

The LoadStar

The escalating conflict over the introduction of the “dockers clause” into container lashing operations at European ports got more heated this week. Dockworker representatives said they were forming “an international team of legal advisors to prepare for action against companies that do not comply with the clause”. The dockers’ clause stipulates that lashing operations must be undertaken by International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)-affiliated unions.

Mack Unveils LR Electric Model for New York City Department of Sanitation

247 Customs Broker

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] ALLENTOWN, Pa. Mack Trucks on Jan. 9 unveiled its new LR Electric sanitation… The post Mack Unveils LR Electric Model for New York City Department of Sanitation appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Brussels Airport Starts New Year with Stronger Cargo Team

Logistics Business Magazine

Brussels Airport has begun the new year with a reinforced cargo team. A spokesperson said: “At the end of 2019 Brussels Airport decided to significantly expand and strengthen its cargo team.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Envision Issues Patent for Curbside EV Charging Product

247 Customs Broker

Envision Solar International Inc., a producer of infrastructure products for EV charging, says the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office has issued U.S. Patent No: 10,518,657… The post Envision Issues Patent for Curbside EV Charging Product appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

40-Year Anniversary for Wheel and Castor Specialist

Logistics Business Magazine

January 2020 is a significant milestone for AUT Wheels and Castors as they celebrate their 40th business anniversary. The family run business has seen many changes over time but the two founding brothers, Guy and Richard Glover, are still involved with the day to day running.

Best Auto Auctions in America: Our Top 5 Picks

247 Customs Broker

The best auto auctions in America – for the collectors, the gearheads and the motor enthusiasts, it simply doesn’t get much better. Thousands of legendary… The post Best Auto Auctions in America: Our Top 5 Picks appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Rugged Specialist JLT with Full Showcase at MODEX 2020

Logistics Business Magazine

Rugged specialist JLT Mobile Computers will be presenting a comprehensive portfolio of hardware, software, management and integration services for the supply chain, distribution and manufacturing industries at MODEX 2020, Booth 7185.

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.