Thu.Apr 11, 2019

Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

Talking Logistics

The transportation industry has long discussed blockchain with a healthy dose of skepticism or has taken a wait-and-see approach to its adoption.

Truckload volumes rise in March while rates decline

Fleet Owner

The DAT Freight Index increased 4.3% in March compared to February. The index is a monthly volume indicator for full-truckload van, reefer, and flatbed freight transportation

Best Practices for Chilled and Frozen Food Storage Warehouses

SIPMM Professional Publications

In a social context, food safety is an important driver of quality assurance systems in chilled and frozen goods. The frozen food warehousing specialty has specific requirements for temperature-controlled environments.

Spot truckload rates lag as more truckers search for loads

Fleet Owner

Spot truckload freight volume fell 2% during the week ending April 7 while a 9% increase in available capacity kept van and refrigerated rates from moving, said DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards. One reason for the increas

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.

Workforce Drug Testing Positivity Climbs to Highest Rate Since 2004

Material Handling and Logistics

Positivity rates are more than 2% higher than the thirty-year low of 3.5% recorded between 2010 and 2012.


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5 Best Practices for an Effective Warehouse

SIPMM Professional Publications

Warehousing is the act of storing goods that will be sold or distributed later.

Consolidation and automation help improve P2P process

Fleet Owner

The time it takes to process an invoice is another important measurement of your efficiency. Fully automated companies take 3.9 days, while the manual process can take 17.1

ProMat 2019: Blockchain Is Not Quite Ready for Prime Time Yet

Material Handling and Logistics

Blockchain could develop into a transformative technology for the supply chain, but it will take time to fully mature

Tesla refutes report stating frozen spending on $4.5 billion Gigafactory

Fleet Owner

The company’s stock prices dropped again for the second week in a row from developing concern over production

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.

Why Carriers are Stepping Away from Independent Truck Drivers in CA – and Why Shippers Should Care

West Coast and California Logistics

Carriers are having a rough go of it as of late. The truck driver shortage has left them scrambling to find new drivers to fill seats vacated by those retiring, leaving the industry, or switching jobs. There just aren’t enough new drivers to fill the void.

Freight broker marketing ideas to increase sales


Time is, without any doubt, one of the most precious things nowadays. Professions that can make people save time tend to grow more and more. This is a big reason why freight brokers are highly valued in the logistics market: they make customs processes easier and faster.

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10 Trends Refrigerated Trucking Should Keep an Eye On in 2019

United World Transporation

Refrigerated trucking is an industry which is changing and growing very quickly year after year. Here we provide you with our top 10 trends that you should be looking out for in 2019 in the refrigerated trucking industry. Automation isn’t a threat… yet. Although automation in trucking is certainly on the horizon in the next few years, it is not yet advanced enough to fill the labor shortage problem that the trucking industry is experiencing.

YRC Teamsters unanimously vote to endorse the tentative National Master Freight Agreement.

Logistics Management

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.

Upcoming Apps Coming to the Shipping World in 2019 and Beyond

More Than Shipping

The shipping industry is notorious for being behind the times, but that stereotype may be challenged in the coming years. Around the world, new applications are being created and launched that will enhance the efficiency and efficacy of all things global transportation.

Trust in Turkey

Automotive Logistics

As the fortunes of the logistics industry rise and fall with the automotive sector it serves, Turkey looks on the face of it to be a gloomy place to do business right now.

[WHITE PAPER] Inbound Logistics Technology: Using Technology to Compete, Reduce Costs & Gain Greater Insight


Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “Inbound Logistics Technology: Using Technology to Compete, Reduce Costs & Gain Greater Insight” white paper! This is a must read for LTL More.

Third party logistics and its importance

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

Firstly, we have to know what’s the Third-party logistics? Third party logistics (3PL) are companies that offers outsourced logistics and supply chain management to another companies.

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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.

5 Ways to Get Max Benefit from Your Logistics Service Provider

Kane is Able

The bar has been raised on logistics performance. Retail customers want perfect orders (expect a fine if they’re not perfect), and they want them faster and delivered within tighter and tighter time windows.

Business Applications Summit

Blue Horseshoe Solutions

When: June 10 – 11, 2019Where: Atlanta, Georgia Cost: Use our promo code to get $100 off the registration fee! What to Expect Microsoft Business Applications Summit the chance for you as a Dynamics 365, Power BI, Excel, PowerApps or Microsoft Flow users to take a deep […]. The post Business Applications Summit appeared first on ERP Implementation & Supply Chain Consulting - Blue Horseshoe. Dynamics 365 Learning Power BI Supply Chain Cloud Tradeshows

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Mastery Logistics Systems makes entrance into Transportation Management Systems (TMS) market

Logistics Management

The company is positioning itself at a TMS provider for brokers, carriers, and shippers to manage all modes and geographies.

How to Secure Your First Supply Chain or Logistics Job

Logistics Bureau

If you’re preparing to launch a new career in supply chain or logistics , it will help a lot to know how and where to look for a first job, which appointments can get you off the best start, and what qualifications will be most helpful in getting you into the profession.

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.

Istanbul’s new international airport now fully open

The LoadStar

Istanbul’s new airport is up and running. And just in case you didn’t believe it, Air Cargo News has helpfully uploaded a video. According to a spokesperson for the gateway, the move went “smoothly and exactly as planned”.

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How does ikea do it?

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

I would like to continue the article by our colleague Murad, about Ikea, to illustrate a bit the issue of distribution centers. For me this topic is very difficult so I wanted to take some previous notions of one of the most important logistics giants to try to understand this concept more …. For this I have seen several videos and the one I liked the most is this: [link] because it explains clearly how Ikea has the success it has.

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MercuryGate Logistics Integrator Program Welcomes Schneider


The post MercuryGate Logistics Integrator Program Welcomes Schneider appeared first on MercuryGate International. Press Release Press Releases

Truck posts up, spot rates flat in the last week

247 Customs Broker

Spot truckload freight volume fell 2 percent during the week ending April 7, while a 9 percent increase in available capacity in the form of trucks posted kept van and refrigerated rates from moving, said DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

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.