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.

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.

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, […].

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.

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?

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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?

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

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

CMA CGM lists ocean capacity on Freightos

DC Velocity

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

Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be? It's 2019, and consumers are expecting shipping to be cheap and quick, but that can turn into a real headache from the shipper's side of the equation if you don't make the appropriate changes. But what changes do you even need to make? Join Hannah Testani, COO of Intelligent Audit, as she takes us through the reasons why your shipping could cost so much, and how to use big data and digital transformation to move the needle on your transportation spend.

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.

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

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

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.

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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.

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

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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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.

Succeeding in a fast-growing segment of a tight labor market

Fleet Owner

There's opportunity for trucking growth in the current economy, but scarcity of workers and drivers can be a roadblock. Arizona-based Insearch Corp. is finding the right formula that includes family, long-time workers, the right equipment, in-house maintenance, and constant hiring efforts

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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New Penske-Branded Classroom Debuts at Western Tech College in El Paso, Texas

Move Ahead

Penske Truck Leasing recently took part in a ceremony at Western Technical College’s Plaza Campus in El Paso, Texas, to introduce a new Penske-branded classroom. The opportunity came about after the company had signed a major customer in the area.

New automated e-commerce facility in New Jersey a milestone for DHL

The LoadStar

DHL expects its new e-commerce facility in New Jersey to be the bedrock for growth in its B2C delivery division over the next decade. Located in Avenel, the 200,000 sq ft facility has capacity to process 40,000 shipments an hour, some 60% more than an equivalent-size non-automated facility.

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How many distribution centers do we even need, and is that number feasible? Can we use historical data to plan for demand and design our networks, or is there a better way? If we're going to offer the speed of shipping and variety of inventory that today's customers have come to expect, there are a lot of different questions that need to be asked. Join Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations at Helix and an experienced global supply chain strategist, as she walks through the key questions to a successful and efficient distribution network. You'll leave knowing what data you can start collecting today to answer these questions.

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

Demand surge on the transpacific calms as G20 deal eases tariff hike fears

The LoadStar

Transpacific ocean carriers have deployed an extra 22 loaders from China to the US since the middle of October, according to Alphaliner data, adding some 177,000 teu of capacity.

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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Mercedes-Benz takes to rail to move cars to China

Automotive Logistics

Russia’s railway monopoly RZD has delivered the first batch of finished Mercedes-Benz vehicles from Bremerhaven, in Germany, to Chongqing in China.

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