Fri.Sep 06, 2019

Detention time continues to be a drag on drivers

Fleet Owner

Detention frequency and length have increased over the past four years, with negative impacts on driver productivity, regulatory compliance and compensation, according to new ATRI study

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Working the retail boom into your LTL shipping approach.

Freightquote

Have big sales and discount prices set your LTL shipping strategy back? Let’s take a deeper dive into how you can work the retail boom into your LTL shipping approach

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Order Fulfillment Mobile Robots Start to Deliver

Material Handling and Logistics

Excluding Amazon, more than 100,000 AMRs will have been deployed for order fulfillment by the end of 2020, and that more than 580,000 will be installed over the next five years

Leading Challenges in Inventory Visibility and How to Solve Them

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders and managers have a mountain of responsibilities and oversee vast enterprises. Timeliness, speed, and order accuracy are some of the most in-demand aspects of today’s omnichannel world, but significant challenges still exist with inventory visibility.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

What does CVSA's executive director think about this year's Roadcheck results?

Fleet Owner

'It is important to note these numbers are not reflective of the entire population of transportation safety,' says Collin Mooney

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Daimler testing Level 4 automated trucks on Virginia roads

Fleet Owner

Daimler Trucks announced it has started testing Level 4 automated trucks on public highways in southwest Virginia with Torc Robotics. Martin Daum, head of Daimler’s global truck and bus unit, said at the CES show in January that Da

Record 1.3 Tons of Heroin Seized at UK Port

Kuebix

The United Kingdom carried out its largest-ever heroin bust at the Port of Felixstowe last week on August 30. Officers from the Border Force as well as the National Crime Agency (NCA) discovered a shipping container loaded with 1.3 tons of the drug stowed aboard the Maersk Gibraltar.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 31 – September 6)

Logistics Viewpoints

It’s that time of year again. And no, I don’t mean back to school or the home stretch of the baseball season. I mean football season is kicking off. And once again, my hometown Patriots are set to raise another Super Bowl banner on opening night. In a step away from the norm, the NFL season did not kick off with the defending Super Bowl champions hosting the Thursday night game. My guess is that […].

CN heralds separate intermodal agreements with Evergreen and COSCO Shipping

Logistics Management

CN said that these announcements are the latest examples of the company’s “focus on profitable growth in the intermodal sector, as it remains committed to offering the best intermodal rail service in North America

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.

Confusion over ‘relaxed’ regs and rested drivers

Overdrive Online

A sleep expert said sleep deprivation “makes you dumber, more forgetful, unable to learn new things, more vulnerable to dementia.” Applied to truckers, many of whom know sleep deprivation all too well, this trend line doesn’t bode well for long-term health or short-term success and safety.

5 LTL shipping questions small businesses should ask.

Freightquote

LTL shipping can be a challenge for small businesses. Here are five LTL shipping questions that every small business shipper needs to be asking

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U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes see another month of declines, reports AAR

Logistics Management

Rail carloads––at 1,055,386––fell 4.6%, or 50,672 carloads, annually, and intermodal units––at 1,089,849––were down 5.4%, or 61,839 units

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Small business benefits of using freight service providers.

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Small business owner? Explore the benefits of using freight service providers and get our free freight shipping whitepaper

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.

U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones may be bright spot for shippers in 2020

Logistics Management

With trade policy currently a hot political topic, the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones program plays an even more important role in promoting trade, investment, and job creation. Indeed, industry leaders say it’s a “show stealer” this year

Working the retail boom into your LTL shipping approach.

Freightquote

Have big sales and discount prices set your LTL shipping strategy back? Let’s take a deeper dive into how you can work the retail boom into your LTL shipping approach

Engineering realities v. hyperactive marketing: The ‘driverless’ trucking future explored

Overdrive Online

The Overdrive Radio podcast transports you like so many teleporting time machines back to the Aug. 22 panel at GATS about the $64,000 question: What's the role of the driver look like at it changes over time with increasingly advanced layers of auto-assist technology? The Overdrive Radio podcast transports you like so many teleporting time machines back to the Aug.

Digital Transformation for 3PL Warehouses

Camelot 3PL Software

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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.

China Airlines Order Six Boeing 777 Freighters

Airfreight Logistics

Boeing and China Airlines have finalized their agreement, that sees the airline ordering six Boeing 777 Freighters to modernize their cargo fleet.

ITI adds lesson on FMCSA's impending Clearinghouse rules

Refrigerated Transporter

Instructional Technologies (ITI), providers of training solutions for the transportation industry, recently released a new Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse lesson. The company said the latest addition to its PRO-TREAD library of training courses pre

CargoSphere Launches New Maersk Spot Product on their Neutral Rates Platform

247 Customs Broker

CargoSphere Launches New Maersk Spot Product on their Neutral Rates Platform The neutral rate network for container shipping, USA-based CargoSphere recently announced they had… The post CargoSphere Launches New Maersk Spot Product on their Neutral Rates Platform appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News. 3PL CargoSphere CargoSphere eSUDS CargoSphere Rate Mesh Features Liezel du Toit Logistics Maersk Maritime Services Neil Barni customs broker customs clearance freight imports logistics shipping

“A solid foundation to get us to where we are today”

World Food Programme Logistics

Taking WFP’s school meals to new heights in the Himalayan country of Nepal For Mr Khaga Raj Baral, Nepal’s Secretary (Education) of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, his schooldays are always associated with his quickness with numbers, struggles with geometry, and the occasional sneaking out of class to watch his uncle, who happened to be the school cook, prepare ‘haluwa’?—?a traditional Nepalese dish made of wheat soya blend. Mr Khaga Raj Baral, Nepal’s Secretary (Education) of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has warm memories of eating school meals as a child. Photo: supplied “I was the one who always got the right answers to those tricky math questions, but never understood what a ‘pi’ meant in a circle,” recalls Mr Baral. His fondest memory, however, is the haluwas. “Because it was mixed with ghee and sugar, after being cooked on a high flame, they became very sticky. So I decided it would be better if I just roll a ball out of it and swallow in whole. It was simply delicious.” Halwa balls helped children to stay at school all day. Photo: WFP/photo library The haluwa balls Mr Baral savoured were offered to him and his fellow classmates as part of the school meals the World Food Programme (WFP) piloted in the country 52 years ago. At that time, most children in Nepal would travel long distances to get to the nearest school. Going back home for lunch would make them miss the entire afternoon classes. So besides keeping the children’s stomachs full, the school meals also helped to keep them in school and concentrate on their studies. “In those days, parents would go to the fields early in the morning and it was not customary to prepare lunch for their children,” said Mr Baral. “But I was lucky. There were mid-day meals waiting for me and my brothers at our school.” Today, Mr Baral and his team looks after the country’s National School Meals Programme, which spreads over 43 of the total 77 districts. With over half a century of investment, the school meals programme has evolved to become the largest social safety net for Nepal, covering 2.2 million school-aged children. Most importantly, the partnership between Nepal and WFP has resulted in school meals being recognized as a fundamental child right, with a clear budget line in the national budgetary system. Mr Baral now helps the next generation of students in Nepal to eat a delicious meal at school. Photo: supplied By the end of 2021, WFP hopes to help the country transition the programme from a food- to cash-based modality. By transferring cash, rather than delivering food, the new way of working will enable schools to purchase what they need directly from local suppliers and farmers, diversifying diets for the students, and generating income for farmers. Under the Home-grown School Meals scheme, supported by the Government of the United States, more and more smallholder farmers can sell their produce to nearby schools. The fresh vegetables, fruit, fish and meat will increase the nutritional value of school meals and help promote healthy diets among students. The challenges facing Mr Baral and his colleagues, however, are still formidable. High levels of food insecurity is one, and so is the alarming prevalence of malnutrition among children. Ensuring equitable access to nutritious food in schools is an innovative way to reduce food insecurity and address malnutrition. Like what they did for children in his generation, school meals also have the potential to bring out-of-school children?—?some 770,000 of them at the moment?—?to school and keep them there. WFP’s role remains critical in assisting the Government achieving these goals and realizing zero hunger. “It has been more than 40 years since I had my first school meal,” looks back Mr Baral. “The hot haluwas and all the other warm, tasty and nutritious meals, will always have a special place in the hearts of a lot of children from my generation, who, thanks to WFP, were able to have a happy, healthy childhood that laid solid foundations to get us to where we are today.” Read more about WFP’s work in Nepal. “A solid foundation to get us to where we are today” was originally published in World Food Programme Insight on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. humanitarian nepal food nutrition school-meals

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.

Future Growth of Logistics Software Industry Market Report 2019: Acute Analysis of Global Demand and Supply 2024with Major Key Player: Epicor, IFS AB, Appian, Axway, Tipalti, etc.

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Logistics Software Industry Market Research Report 2019-2024: The prime objective of this Logistics Software Industry Market research report is to define the size of the… The post Future Growth of Logistics Software Industry Market Report 2019: Acute Analysis of Global Demand and Supply 2024with Major Key Player: Epicor, IFS AB, Appian, Axway, Tipalti, etc. appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News. Uncategorized customs broker customs clearance freight imports logistics shipping

Navistar crowns champions of 2019 Technician Rodeo

Refrigerated Transporter

Navistar technicians from Arizona, Ontario, Canada, and Yumbo, Colombia, claimed the top spots in their respective categories at the 2019 Technician Rodeo. The annual competition, hosted at Navistar’s Woodridge IL product support center, tests the s

Truck stops, fleets, more show appreciation for truckers

247 Customs Broker

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is next week, Sept. 8-14. A number of trucking-related businesses are recognizing truckers throughout the week and month. National Truck… The post Truck stops, fleets, more show appreciation for truckers appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

The road that changes lives

World Food Programme Logistics

How an access road built by the World Food Programme is sparking off development in South Sudan. Yunis Suratere of Saura viallge on her way to Yambio market on the WFP constructed Saura - Lirangu road.

Exploring the Supply Chain Revolution

Speaker: Sheri Hinish, Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital

So much change is already underway in the supply chain, but what does this change entail and what does supply chain’s future hold? Join Sheri Hinish, affectionately called the Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital, to discuss Supply Chain 5.0. and trends in supply chain, technology, sustainability, and leadership.