Wed.Oct 14, 2020

Finalizing Your 2021 Transportation Budget – The New Normal

Blue Grace Logistics

Freight Budgeting for 2021 is going to be very different from the traditional budgeting done in previous years.

How to Use Transportation Technology to Minimize Disruptions

Talking Logistics

Even in normal times, transportation professionals have their hands full dealing with all sorts of exceptions and disruptions. The current COVID-19 pandemic is further magnifying those challenges.

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Oracle Live: Cloud SCM for Speed and Agility

Logistics Viewpoints

The Oracle Live: Cloud Applications event highlighted the supply chain function due in part to the extensive supply chain disruptions caused by the global coronavirus pandemic. A key premise, global supply chains have depended on a certain level of predictability that is no longer available.

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[Video] How to Use Transportation Technology to Minimize Disruptions

Talking Logistics

JP Wiggins, Co-Founder & Vice President of Logistics at 3Gtms, discuses how transportation technology can help companies minimize disruptions Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] How to Use Transportation Technology to Minimize Disruptions appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

Differences Between Fulfillment Center and Distribution Center


One of the key components of a distribution network for any business is its strategic use of order fulfillment facilities. This is particularly true if that organization is working within the e-commerce sector. Typically, there are two distinct facilities with specific operational procedures.

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Should Shipping Companies Contract or Hire Workers in the New Normal?

MTS Logistics

Prior to the global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, most shipping and delivery companies were focused on aspects such as improving speed of delivery and competing with startups known for their speed and flexibility.

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Top 5 Oversized Shipping Challenges

Trinity Logistics

Here at Trinity, we often work to simplify your complicated shipments. Every industry has its own set of unique challenges, so the construction and manufacturing industries are no different. Here are the top five challenges that customers with oversized shipping face, and suggested solutions.

Nobel Peace Prize: Mapping app enables WFP to navigate conflict and climate shocks in Afghanistan

World Food Programme Logistics

Nobel Peace Prize: App helps WFP navigate conflict and climate shocks in Afghanistan Mapping technology helps World Food Programme staff traversing mountainous terrain identify safe routes to reach vulnerable people WFP trucks deliver food to remote hard-to-reach areas in northeastern Badakhshan Province before roads are blocked by heavy snow.

Maersk’s first airfreight shipment takes off from Thailand

The LoadStar

Maersk has completed its first airfreight charter after dumping the Damco brand last month. It was the first of 11 charter flights for a tyre manufacturer in Thailand, with the cargo arriving in Nagoya, Japan, on Sunday.

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Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

National diesel average rises for the first time in six weeks, reports EIA

Logistics Management

With a 0.008-cent increase, the national average came in at $2.395 per gallon. This followed a 0.007-cent decline, to $2.387 per gallon, for the week of October 5


Beverly Public Schools Begins to Electrify its Bus Fleet

NGT News

Beverly, Mass., and Beverly Public Schools have unveiled their first all-electric school bus, marking a significant milestone as the community transitions its fleet of school buses from diesel to battery-electric. The new Thomas Built Buses Inc.’s

‘Risk to supply chains from climate disruption a bigger issue than Covid-19’

The LoadStar

Supply chains are undergoing a profound transformation, according to DHL and consultant McKinsey.

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KAT Awards New Flyer Battery-Electric Transit Bus Contract

NGT News

New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc.,

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.

Cost of trading in Northern Ireland will soar, but shelves will be stocked

The LoadStar

The cost of trading in Northern Ireland is set to soar, post-Brexit – but claims that there will be food shortages have been dismissed as “scare-mongering”.

Cummins Appoints New Member to Board of Directors

NGT News

Cummins Inc., a company that designs, manufactures, distributes and services a broad portfolio of power solutions, has appointed Kimberly A. Nelson, former senior vice president of external relations of General Mills Inc., to its board of directors. “We

Reverse Logistics: The 5 Keys to a Successful Strategy

Morai Logistics

Reverse logistics isn’t something most companies relish and as a result is often overlooked, but if handled with the right care, it’s what gives a modern supply chain the competitive edge.

New Flyer Delivers Pilot Buses to Metro Transit

NGT News

New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., an independent global bus manufacturer, has delivered two pilot buses to St. Louis-based Metro Transit as part of a contract awarded to New Flyer for 14 Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric, 60-foot heavy-duty transit buses.

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!

Best Appliance Repair Tools List: 19 Essential Tools For Appliance Repair Technicians


Time To Read: 3 minutes. Best Appliance Repair Tools List. Having the right appliance tools for your job makes all the difference. For appliance repair technicians, being equipped with the right tools can turn a 2 hour job into a 30 minute job.

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Actionable data the key to maintenance excellence

Commercial Carrier Journal

The nearly 23,000 miles averaged between breakdowns during the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic set a record for the truckload segment – a figure that has trended upward since the end of 2017. . The post Actionable data the key to maintenance excellence first appeared on Commercial Carrier Journal

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Countries Rush to Hoard Food as Prices Rise, Covid Worsens

Supply Chain Brain

Agricultural commodity buyers from Cairo to Islamabad have been on a shopping spree since the COVID-19 pandemic upended supply chains

Ocean carriers on a high and ‘surfing a wave’ of profitability

The LoadStar

Ocean carriers are “taking advantage of the moment”, according to Alphaliner, boosting their balance sheets on the back of booming demand and all-time high spot rates.


Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Amazon’s Prime Day Steals Rivals’ Black Friday Spotlight

Supply Chain Brain

Amazon’s two-day Prime Day sale is expected to give the company an early advantage over brick-and-mortar rivals still contending with pandemic-spooked consumers wary of battling Black Friday crowds


Comment: Why gender diversity really matters in logistics

The LoadStar

Does gender diversity really make business better? I have to disappoint you. It has not yet been scientifically proven that there is a causality between gender diversity and performance.

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Workhorse’s Extended Range Delivery Truck Receives CARB Executive Order

NGT News

Workhorse Group Inc., a technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective drone-integrated electric vehicles to the last-mile delivery sector, says its 2020 C-1000 Extended Range delivery truck has received Executive Order: A-445-003-1 from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), designating this model as a zero-emission vehicle in the state of California. This award follows […].

Carbon neutral warehouse in Surrey given go ahead

247 Customs Broker

Commercial property investment manager Orchard Street has won consent to re-develop a site within the Albany Park Industrial Estate in Camberley, Surrey, into a 48,406… The post Carbon neutral warehouse in Surrey given go ahead appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.