Thu.Mar 21, 2019

5 Common Logistics Technology Issues & Their Real Causes

Cyzerg

Logistics technology issues too often bring businesses to a halt. In a study by Compuware , almost half of respondents (48%) reported that technology problems happen anywhere from a few times a week to every day.

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Top E-Commerce Trends in 2019

Talking Logistics

For consumers e-commerce is increasingly the preferred method for shopping. Younger shoppers already embrace it and more frequently older shoppers are as well. As e-commerce continues to grow, companies need to adjust their approaches in order to win customer loyalty.

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Fleets need 'more sophisticated technicians' for modern vehicles

Fleet Owner

Training for new electronics is the latest focus in fleets' shops

Cyber Attack Puts a Spotlight on Fragile Global Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

The interconnected nature of supply chains isn’t unique to the metals industry. As manufacturing processes becoming increasingly complex and spread out around the world, more companies will have to navigate the risk of a disruption from cyber attacks

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.

The High Costs of Final-Mile Delivery

Kuebix

The final mile of delivery is said to be the most expensive portion of the equation. BI Intelligence equates the share of the total cost of shipping for the last mile at 53 percent of delivery costs overall. It is costly because it has a larger human element than the other segments of transportation with drivers […]. The post The High Costs of Final-Mile Delivery appeared first on Kuebix. Blog Customer Experience Final Mile Supply Chain Trends Amazon Experience Delivery Shipping TMS

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[WHITE PAPER] The Ultimate Guide to 2019 Parcel Shipping Trends

Cerasis

Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Ultimate Guide to 2019 Parcel Shipping Trends” white paper!

Weber Announces New Leadership Team Members

West Coast and California Logistics

With two new additions and one well-deserved promotion, Weber Logistics is pleased to announce the newest members of its leadership team. These new team members bring over 50 combined years of experience to Weber customers. Third Party Logistics Management

From Robots to Crowdsourcing: 6 Top Trends in Last Mile Delivery

Ottawa Logistics

Final mile delivery: for many companies, it’s the most expensive and challenging aspect of getting goods to consumers. Referring to the last stretch of delivery — from a transportation hub or warehouse to the final destination — various logistical issues make last mile delivery a challenge.

Cooper Tire launches PRO Series LHS steer tire

Fleet Owner

ATLANTA. Cooper Tire has launched a new long haul steer (LHS) tire as part of its Cooper PRO Series product line. The tire joins the Cooper PRO Series long haul drive (LHD) tire introduced last year. The new steer tire will initially be available in

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.

How Smart Sensors Create Agile and Efficient Supply Chains

Morai Logistics

With 43% of supply chains using smart sensors, the industry must continue to integrate IoT tools to ensure efficiency and agility. Last week, Morai Logistics presented the benefits of implementing smart manufacturing into supply chains. The integration of technology into factory level operations, ‘ helps to create opportunities that improve efficiencies, productivity and operations on the ground floor ’.

Uber Freight announces European expansion

Logistics Management

Uber Freight will first establish European operations in the Netherlands in the coming weeks, with local carriers and drivers able to book and move loads with Uber Freight, at which point the company intends to expand access to European regions thereafter

3PL’s Might Bridge the Gap in a Revenge Market 

Blue Grace Logistics

We’ve all heard that turnabout is fair play but in the trucking market, that mentality could make for a vicious marketplace. Of course, no one likes to pay any more for a service than they have-to, but given the fluctuations that happen within the freight market it’s all part of the game, right?

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Utilizing Smart Sensors Creates Agile and Efficient Supply Chains

Morai Logistics

With 43% of supply chains using smart sensors, the industry must continue to integrate IoT tools to ensure efficiency and agility. Last week, Morai Logistics presented the benefits of implementing smart manufacturing into supply chains. The integration of technology into factory level operations, ‘ helps to create opportunities that improve efficiencies, productivity and operations on the ground floor ’.

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.

Bureau of Labor Statistics report downplays impact and severity of truck driver shortage

Logistics Management

A recent report issued by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) questions if the driver shortage is as bad as it purported to be within industry circles

Defining a Balanced Supply Chain Network: Are Your “Walls” and “Wheels” Where They Need to Be?

Logistics Viewpoints

Two of the biggest and often overlooked challenges facing enterprises today are knowing where to set up shop and how to best leverage enterprise assets across the supply chain network. In the globalized economy, most supply chains are complex and geographically dispersed, serving multiple markets. However, even the small business owner – who markets “farm-to-table” products – faces similar supply chain decision points, albeit fewer in number. Deciding where to locate a hub, where to […].

Q&A: Marc Gorlin, Roadie Founder & CEO

Logistics Management

Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Roadie Founder & CEO Marc Gorlin to discuss Roadie’s growth map, market conditions, and what may be coming next

Technology and data sharing can mitigate the risks of carrying dangerous goods

The LoadStar

The aviation and maritime sectors should work together to mitigate risks in the declaration and handling of dangerous goods, a grave situation impacting both. . This week a British Airways 777 was diverted following reports of smoke in the cargo hold, (although the reason is unknown).

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.

The 2019 Outlook on the Trucking Industry from Owner-Operator’s Point of View

United World Transporation

As you’re probably already aware, the income for owner-operators tended to hit a bit of a slump toward the end of 2018 as temperatures cooled down and US/Canadian roads became more hazardous to drive on. Of course, when you’re an independent owner-operator, you have to accept that your income is going to have ups and downs just like any other business owner – it’s just frustrating that you’re beholden to the weather, something you cannot control!

Cosco gets approval for 25,000 teu ship design, but will it be built?

The LoadStar

Cosco ship building subsidiary Shanghai Ship and Shipping Research Institute (SSSRI) has received design approval for a record-breaking 25,000 teu container vessel.

Virgin Atlantic Cargo to Debut in South America

247 Customs Broker

on March 22, 2019 at 11:26 am Virgin Atlantic Cargo has announced they will be launching flights between London Heathrow and São Paulo, Brazil in 2020.

Panalpina Brazil Invests in Cold Chain Solutions

Airfreight Logistics

Panalpina Brazil has announced the expansion of its operations with a considerable investment in end-to-end logistics solutions for the cold chain with a focus on the healthcare and pharmaceuticals market.

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.

DHL trials LNG tractor and mega-trailer

247 Customs Broker

DHL Freight is trialling an LNG-powered truck paired with an over-sized trailer – something not previously possible owing to the design of the tank.

Virgin Atlantic Cargo to Debut in South America

Airfreight Logistics

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has announced they will be launching flights between London Heathrow and São Paulo, Brazil in 2020. Flying daily between London Heathrow and São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport, the Boeing 787 service will offer cargo customers multiple tonnes of capacity a day.

Stepping up relief efforts in the wake of cyclone Idai

World Food Programme Logistics

World Food Programme (WFP) preparing to assist up to 600,000 people in Mozambique Please help WFP save lives in Mozambique. Donate now. As WFP satellite imagery indicates up to 1.7

Bureau of Labor Statistics report downplays impact and severity of truck driver shortage

247 Customs Broker

A consistent theme in the freight transportation sector for more than a while has focused on the truck driver shortage, in terms of the myriad difficulties motor carriers face in finding and attracting drivers.

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.