Mon.Dec 02, 2019

Logistics Sales: Must Have Tools To Manage, Track, and Grow Sales


Sales, operations, and marketing represent a true challenge for many small- and mid-size logistics companies, but also a huge opportunity. Not many businesses are dedicating the necessary time and resources to it.

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Breaking the Status Quo in Shipping

Dedola Global Logistics

Archives Importers and exporters alike deserve the best in customer service, tracking, and technology. The best freight forwarder for your needs is one that utilizes the latest technology and skillful negotiation to help you save big on your shipping costs.

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Fatal self-driving Uber crash prompts call for tighter oversight

Fleet Owner

(Bloomberg) – The National Transportation Safety Board concluded its first investigation of a fatal crash involving an autonomous test vehicle by issuing several recommendations aimed at tightening the limited oversight of companies that test self-dr

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2019

Material Handling and Logistics

MH&L’s annual salute to the most innovative advancements in supply chain technology, processes and labor management

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.

2020 Ocean Shipping Trends, Expectations, and Logistics Challenges

MTS Logistics

It goes without saying that U.S. tariffs singlehandedly affected transpacific trade since they were first implemented, with no end in sight any time soon. Unless dramatic changes happen over the next few weeks, tariffs will continue to affect trade in the months to come.

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WIT president backing ‘Women in Trucking Workforce Act’

Fleet Owner

Ellen Voie, president and CEO of the Women In Trucking Association (WIT), is working with Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KY) on legislation to create a “Women of Trucking Advisory Board” with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

Can the ‘Smart’ Factory Revive U.S. Manufacturing Productivity?

Supply Chain Brain

A recent study touts the “smart” factory as a magic bullet that can solve any number of manufacturers’ problems, from low productivity growth to uncompetitive operations

Finding Alternatives to Sourcing in China Can be Difficult

Logistics Viewpoints

In early November, the Northeast Cargo Symposium had a series of presentations and panels focused on how trade disputes are affecting companies that source from abroad. One session was called “Alternatives to Trading with China.”

ISM reports manufacturing output trends down for the fourth straight month in November

Logistics Management

The report’s key metric, the PMI, slipped 0.2% to 48.1 in December (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), following readings of 49.1, 47.8, and 48.3, in August, September, and October, respectively

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.

Blockchain in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Over the past couple of years, no other technology has generated so much hype, and so much confusion, as blockchain. Why is there so much interest in blockchain? Where are we today with blockchain adoption in supply chain management? Will blockchain replace or coexist with existing network-based platforms? Those are some of the key questions. Read more Blockchain in Supply Chain Management. The post Blockchain in Supply Chain Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Ferrero partners up with FourKites to augment shipment visibility and tracking

Logistics Management

As a chocolate and confectionary shipper known for various household name sweets––including Nutella, Kinder, Ferrero Rocher, and Tic Tac––Ferrero is intent on getting its shipments to its customers’ sweet tooth’s, or destinations, across multiple modes.

Amazon Tests Cheap Warehouses to Make Cyber Monday Snafu-Free

Material Handling and Logistics

Having spent billions of dollars building a sophisticated network of highly automated warehouses that use robots, conveyor belts and thousands of people to quickly pack and ship products, the company is now turning to a decidedly 20th-Century innovation: cheap warehouse space

How to build a strong organization

Fleet Owner

In a recent blog, I talked about what makes an organization resilient and agile. Resiliency and agility are becoming more and more important as the pace of change in the trucking industry continues to accelerate. It can seem like a daunting task to

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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.

Ports of LA/LB leverage PierPass to gain more container throughput for 2020

Logistics Management

PierPass has announced updates on the OffPeak traffic mitigation program at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach indicating that ample appointments continue to be available

Hydrogen Refueling Site Now Serving Bay Area Fuel Cell Vehicles

NGT News

A new hydrogen refueling location is now open at 1201 Harrison St. in San Francisco, joining more than three dozen sites already in operation in California. The station, which was developed by Shell and funded via the California Energy Commission, will be open 24 hours a day.

Black Friday Sales Jump on Gains in Job, Wage Growth

Material Handling and Logistics

The trade war with China has had little impact on consumers, besides in the appliance sector as most retailers took steps to mitigate the impact of tariffs


U.S. Gain Purchases Digesters to Support RNG Activities

NGT News

Gain, a developer and distributor of renewable natural gas (RNG), has acquired anaerobic digesters at two Wisconsin dairy farms, S&S Jerseyland Dairy LLC and Dallmann East River Dairy LLC, in order to speed RNG development for the transportation and energy markets.

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.

Top Winter Freight Shipping Tips

Freight Center

Winter freight shipping always tests the strength of the logistics industry and e-commerce. Between unpredictable winter storms and the holiday push, supply chains everywhere face challenges to meet deadlines and satisfy customer demands. Optimize your logistics performance by putting a plan in place to ensure peak performance during the winter months.

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What Are the Different Types of Freight Rates?

GoShip Blog

The final price of shipping cargo, or a freight rate, is one of the most important concerns for shippers. Even for seasoned shippers, landing a satisfying rate can be a challenge. The key to getting a good freight rate is understanding how the different freight rates are formed.

Qatar Airways Cargo Announces Massive Expansion in South America with Four New Destinations

Airfreight Logistics

Qatar Airways Cargo has announced major expansion of services in South America.

The realities of logistics and strategic leadership: lessons from the ADF’s senior-most logisticians – Part 1

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. Over the next month we’ll be publishing a number of popular posts on as broad a range of topics as possible. I have been extremely fortunate to interview a range of senior military officers and public servants through the course of academic research in 2017. Through anecdotes, insights and the narration of history valuable lessons were given by these leaders with respect to a wide variety of strategic issues in Defence logistics.

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.”

Year-end financial planning, Part 2: Health care, retirement and more

Overdrive Online

Health care choices include health savings accounts, discounted insurance through Obamacare and marketplaces that specialize in owner-operators. Uncategorized health insurance Health Savings Accounts retirement accounts savings taxes yearend financial planning

Milk hauler saving money with Vnomics’ True Fuel technology

Refrigerated Transporter

Vnomics, a provider of onboard fuel optimization solutions, says truck driver Larry Gardner is saving Valley Farms 1,400 gallons of fuel annually by using its True Fuel technology. Valley Farms, based in Williamsport PA, is a part of the Upstate Nia

Supporting Retail Logistics in the Cloud

Supply Chain Brain

To compete in today’s e-commerce landscape, companies need next-gen software applications

Boss Truck Shop launches new ‘To Haul And Back’ campaign

Refrigerated Transporter

Boss Truck Shop recently launched a campaign targeting the trucking industry built around the concept of the partnership between Boss Truck Shop and the over-the-road commercial truck driver. The video and digital campaign, titled “With You To Haul

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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.