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.

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.

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

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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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


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

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.

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

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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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

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.

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

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• 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%

‘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.

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.

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.

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

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[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.

Envision Issues Patent for Curbside EV Charging Product

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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.

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.

The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

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.

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.

Logistics Service Providers and the Benefit of 5G Technology

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[og_img] 5G, the fifth generation of cellular technology, isn’t an inapplicable concept or technology - it’s going to be widely adopted across multiple industries, including… The post Logistics Service Providers and the Benefit of 5G Technology 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.

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.