Wed.Dec 05, 2018

All or nothing attitude discourages adoption

Fleet Owner

Advocating change with an all-or-nothing approach likely inhibits discussion with fleets that have to work through the real-world challenges and still stay in business and maintain profitability

Key LTL Shipping Trends for 2019

GoShip Blog

Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping has experienced substantial growth in 2018 and is projected to progress into 2019. According to sources, LTL is expected to reach $40 billion in value at the end of 2018.

GPA says newest inland port will cut Atlanta truck traffic

DC Velocity

Site will open in 2021 with link to Norfolk Southern railway, Georgia ports officials say. Transportation

DHL Turns to Robots to Equip US Warehouses for E-Commerce

Material Handling and Logistics

The new gadgets are already showing lucrative returns, improving productivity by 25% and processing capacity by 30

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.

DHL Express kicks off Operation Holiday Cheer

DC Velocity

For the 15th straight year, logistics provider will deliver Christmas trees, letters, decorations and gifts to U.S. military personnel stationed overseas, company says. Transportation

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CMA CGM lists ocean capacity on Freightos

DC Velocity

Online freight marketplace opens carrier's lanes to smaller shippers, firms say. Transportation

2018 Holiday Logistics Guide

Logistics Viewpoints

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday are in the books, and we are in the full swing of the holiday shopping, and shipping, season. Over the years, as e-commerce has grown and retailers are shipping more packages than ever before, holiday logistics has become a make or break area for these companies. The nightmare of 2013, and the roughly two million packages that were delivered late, still looms large in the minds of retailers, […].

Kroger and Walgreens expand one-stop shop pilot program

DC Velocity

Walgreens to test Kroger Express service at stores in Kentucky, building on convenience, click and collect services, companies say. Strategy

LTL to Intermodal Shipping: How to Find and Eliminate Freight Spend Black Swans


Black swans in the supply chain refer to unexpected, unusual disruptions within the supply chain, reports Melanie Nuce of Inbound Logistics.

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.

Christmas tree haul to Wall Street a feat for any fleet

Fleet Owner

Tough trucks, a skilled team, and a mighty tree aged many years are needed to make the New York Stock Exchange's Christmas tree happen

Transforming the Construction Materials Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Steve Cox, VP of Business Development at Command Alkon , discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: How is the construction materials supply chain the same as other supply chains, and more importantly, how is it different?

How does intermodal transportation work?


See main benefits of intermodal transportation and some advice to plan yours successfully. O post How does intermodal transportation work? apareceu primeiro em Blog LoGo. Logistics

The Secret of Getting Ahead (Takeaways from Command Alkon ELEVATE 2018 Conference)

Talking Logistics

What a difference a year makes. Last November, executives from all segments of the Heavy Building Materials (HBM) ecosystem got together at the inaugural Leadership Roundtable meeting organized by Command Alkon (a Talking Logistics sponsor) to discuss a couple of simple questions: Are there opportunities to elevate the performance of the HBM industry? Is there interest in collaborating together to pursue these opportunities?

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.

Jasper offers expanded Chrysler 5.7L HEMI V8 product line

Fleet Owner

A Jasper redesigned piston has 40% stronger compression lands compared to OE first generation design, for reduced ring heat and improved ring sealing

YRC Worldwide rolls out HNRY Logistics subsidiary

Logistics Management

Less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider YRC Worldwide said this week it has launched a new entity through the meshing of its LTL network with a freight brokerage and customer-facing transportation management system (TMS

Construction spending maintains year-over-year gains through October

Fleet Owner

Construction spending edged lower in October from September levels but increased from the October 2017 total, according to an analysis of new Census data by the Associated General Contractors of America. However, investment in public infrastructure p

Trump Tariffs May Be The Catalyst For A Stock Correction


Economists differ on how much blame the Smoot-Hawley tariffs deserve for the Great Depression. They also disagree on how much credit President Franklin Roosevelt deserves for the Reciprocal Tariff Act, which put the U.S. on a path to lower tariffs. One thing appears certain.

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.

Transportation Data Monitor

Material Handling and Logistics

CAS Data Logger has introduced the TDL110 Transport Data Logger from Bosch for monitoring and recording data during transportation and storage of sensitive items

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LTL Shipping Trends for 2019

GoShip Blog

Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping trends have experienced substantial growth in 2018 and is projected to progress into 2019. According to sources, LTL is expected to reach $40 billion in value at the end of 2018.

German OEMs meet Trump amid tariff confusion

Automotive Logistics

Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW executives have this week outlined a series of planned investments in the US to administration officials, after meeting with President Donald Trump.

CMA CGM first container line to sign up with Freightos online booking

The LoadStar

CMA CGM has become the first container line to be listed on booking platform Freightos, allowing direct digital sales, booking and shipment management.

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.

U.S.-China trade truce buys supply chain managers a little more time

Logistics Management

While President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to a truce in the US-China trade war for a period of 90 days, many Pacific Rim supply chain managers may still feel they are living on borrowed time

Cargolux sticks with Champ as it develops its core cargo platform

The LoadStar

Cargolux has moved to correct media reports that it has ended ties with its joint-venture IT platform Champ. Cargolux says that for all its core cargo IT requirements it will continue to use Champ, owned with Sita, which is focusing on its core cargo platform, CargoSpot.

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U.S. Dept. of Treasury Task Force issues report to help remedy financial outlook for USPS

Logistics Management

The U.S. Department of Treasury this week issued a Task Force report on the USPS, entitled “United States Postal System: A Sustainable Path Forward,” which it said provides a series of recommendations to overhaul the USPS business model in order to return it to sustainability and not shift additional costs to taxpayers

Four trophies for The Loadstar specialists at Seahorse journalism awards 2018

The LoadStar

The Loadstar is celebrating today after it won four gongs at the Seahorse Awards for Journalism last night, including International Editor of the year and Air Cargo Journalist of the year. The Loadstar also won runner up awards in both the News, and Feature Journalist of the year categories.

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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.