Mon.Nov 05, 2018

Navigating Tariff Changes and the Global Trade Environment

Talking Logistics

It’s not often that global trade news repeatedly makes it into the headlines, but that’s been the case this year as the U.S. and China impose tit-for-tat tariffs on each other, NAFTA gets renegotiated, and the uncertainty around Brexit continues (among many other trade-related developments). What impact are these changes having on importers and exporters? What actions should companies take in response to these tariff changes and associated risks?

The Road To Autonomous Truck Viability Begins To Clear

Logistics Viewpoints

When it comes to driving autonomous trucks on the interstate, there are several issues that need to be solved. A startup called Wavesense has solved one key problem. The CEO of Wavesense talks with ARC about the other issues that need to be solved. The post The Road To Autonomous Truck Viability Begins To Clear appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Logistics Technologies Transportation logistics supply chain

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018


Transportation is the largest sector of the economy, making up 8.9 percent gross domestic product (GDP), reports the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The simultaneous growth of the economy and trucking indicate actual GDP percentages would be higher if compared to the same time last year.

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Amazon expands free shipping for the holiday season

DC Velocity

Online retailer says all U.S. customers will get free shipping for a limited time, beginning November 5. Omnichannel


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.

2018 Warehouse / Distribution Center Survey: Labor crunch driving automation

Logistics Management

The combined forces of a strong economy, e-commerce growth and a tight labor market are making it more important for distribution center (DC) operations to find ways to make their existing infrastructure and people more productive.

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More Trending

Control Costs with a Smarter WMS

Logistics Management

Speed and complexity of omni-channel demands an integrated, agile approach


How drivers, carriers rank top trucking issues speaks volumes

Fleet Owner

AUSTIN, TX. In the American Transportation Research Institute's (ATRI) latest annual survey on the trucking industry's biggest issues, the driver shortage topped the overall list for the second straight year. But the survey's real insight could be in

Log-hub at the 35. BVL International Supply Chain Conference 2018


One of Europe’s leading logistics events, the 35t International Supply Chain Conference took place in Berlin, Germany from October 17th-19th. Again, Log-hub was one of the exhibitors.

WorkOliday! LogiNext cracked the millennial code in scenic Goa!


At LogiNext, we thrive on Technology and Innovation, which is why we are continuously winning the hearts of our clients at a Global platform. This success is governed by our belief that the right blend of People and Technology partnership is what steers our business ambition forward.

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.

Global supply chains prepare for uncertain economy

Logistics Management

Recent strength in employment and income, solid gains in household net worth, and elevated consumer sentiment have generated considerable momentum just as tariffs on some $200 billion of imports from China have gone into effect

Taking steps to prevent workplace violence

Fleet Owner

Business owners and managers should start paying attention to some of the behavioral characteristics associated with perpetrators of workplace violence


3PL gap is closing at the top

Logistics Management

In a world that is becoming increasingly commoditized, brand recognition is particularly important to the third-party logistics (3PL) industry, observes Armstrong & Associates

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Bestpass surpasses $100 Million in toll-related savings for customers

Fleet Owner

Bestpass, a company that provides nationwide toll management to commercial fleets, recently surpassed $100 million in toll-related savings for its customers, which range in size from independent owner-operators to mega-fleets with thousands of vehicl

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.

2M confirms reintroduction of AE2/Swan Asia-North Europe loop next month

The LoadStar

The 2M alliance has confirmed that it will reintroduce its AE2/Swan Asia-North Europe loop in the second week of December. The move will put back about 6% of capacity to a tradelane where forward booking prospects are uncertain.

Pilot Flying J announces $2 million in charitable donations

Fleet Owner

The company celebrates its 60th anniversary this month to honor its history of giving back and commitment to fueling life’s journeys into the future


Quarterly Transportation Market Update: Truckload - Full speed ahead for profitability

Logistics Management

Carrier executives are putting the pedal to the metal to meet rising freight demands in an era of tightened capacity, driver scarcity and regulatory constraints

New awards determine which trucks hold their value best

Fleet Owner

Wondering if your fleet trucks have better residual value than others? B2B vehicle data provider Price Digests is about to announce winners of its first Highest Retained Value Awards for commercial trucks. Price Digests' history in vehicle pricing an

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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.

Hub Group to acquire CaseStack

Logistics Management

Earlier today, freight transportation services provider Hub Group announced it plans to acquire CaseStack for $225 million in cash. Established in 1999, Santa Monica, Calif.-based based CaseStack has two primary business units. One unit, CaseStack Logistics Services, provides consolidation services for consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies that sell into the North American retail market.

Zonar and Cummins provide joint customers with enhanced diagnostic solution

Fleet Owner

Zonar customers with Cummins engines to be empowered by Cummins to make critical business decisions with analysis from Cummins engine experts in real-time

Rocky Brands Sees the Light

Logistics Management

Confronting an aging materials handling system and new channels of business with new customer expectations, Rocky Brands installed a put-to-light and sortation system to ramp up fulfillment

Analysis: days of reckoning loom for AP Møller Maersk & Hapag-Lloyd

The LoadStar

Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be? It's 2019, and consumers are expecting shipping to be cheap and quick, but that can turn into a real headache from the shipper's side of the equation if you don't make the appropriate changes. But what changes do you even need to make? Join Hannah Testani, COO of Intelligent Audit, as she takes us through the reasons why your shipping could cost so much, and how to use big data and digital transformation to move the needle on your transportation spend.

How will the tariff war with China affect U.S. container ports?

Logistics Management

Chinese imports account for nearly half of all container imports moving over U.S. ports, so at first blush, port volumes are seemingly at great risk as increased duties are threatened. But, don’t hit the panic button just yet


Good news and bad for UK rail freight: more funding, but higher user fees

The LoadStar

Efforts to improve the UK’s beleaguered rail network have been negated by news of higher charges for using it. The government’s rail and road regulator twinned the announcement of an extra £24.3bn in funding over the next five years with the news of higher charges.

Sustainability via Mass-Recycling Go Green Initiative Promoted by Leading Port Groups

Logistics Manager

Five leading container port operators from around the globe recently took part in a week-long initiative to promote sustainable resource usage in their respective port and networks.

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How will the tariff war with China affect U.S. container ports?

247 Customs Broker

By Derik Andreoli, Principal, Mercator ·. November 5, 2018. The United States has levied 25% import duties on $50 billion of Chinese goods and 10% duties on another $200 billion of imports. Unless headway is made in trade negotiations, President Trump has threatened to increase all duties to 25%.

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.