Mon.Apr 15, 2019

Understanding the Buying Process with Steve Elwell

The Logistics of Logistics

download the audio file. [00:21] 00:21] Opening / Introduction. [01:09] 01:09] Tell us about your background. I grew up in Southern Michigan about 1 hour from Detroit, Michigan. I graduated from Albion College (MI) with a degree in economics. Then, I got an MBA from Wayne State. [01:40]

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Fleet Owner 500: Top private fleets of 2019

Fleet Owner

There are more than 200,000 companies, excluding farmers, operating private fleets in the U.S. These are the top 500 in 2019

5 Essential Technologies for Inventory Control in a Warehouse Contract

SIPMM Professional Publications

Many of the challenges that businesses face, such as running out of stock, or having excess stock (which translates to tied-up funds), or having obsolete stock or spoilage are as a result of poor inventory management.

Supply Chain Cyber Attacks: How Prepared Are You?

Talking Logistics

Norwegian aluminum maker Norsk Hydro was the latest company to fall victim to a cyber attack. On March 19 the company “halted some of its production and switched other units to manual operation after hackers blocked its systems with ransomware,” as reported by Reuters.

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence for Cognitive Procurement

SIPMM Professional Publications

Data analytics is the process of examining data sets in order to draw conclusions about the information they contain, increasingly with the aid of specialized systems and software.

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2019 International Roadcheck is coming

Fleet Owner

From June 4 through June 6, over 10,000 CVSA-certified and FMCSA-authorized inspectors will be stationed at 1,500 roadside inspection sites across the United States and Canada to conduct compliance, enforcement and educational initiatives, known as International Roadcheck

Implementing Centre of Expertise (CoE) for Food Supply Chain

SIPMM Professional Publications

In today’s digital age, globalization offers numerous opportunities. The supply chain process has to be of greater efficiency, with better analytics and insights. This is where aCentre of Expertise (CoE) becomes crucial for any business.

Hansen & Adkins increases uptime with Horton’s variable-speed fan

Fleet Owner

Hansen & Adkins Auto Transport in Jacksonville, FL had the challenge of preventing expensive repairs and associated downtime with fan belt and tensioner failures that cause damage to fan drives.

ProMat 2019: Change the Dialogue, Provide Training and Girls Will Help Fill Job Gap

Material Handling and Logistics

Computing is where the jobs are, said keynote speaker Reshma Saujani, CEO of Girls Who Code, and where they will be in the future, but fewer than 1 in 5 computer science graduates are women

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.

A simple 4-question test for choosing a diesel engine oil

Fleet Owner

Without the right premium lubricant, your equipment can wear itself down to the bone — incurring costly damage and downtime


Top 5 Logistics Trends That Are Affecting Shipping and Logistics in 2019

More Than Shipping

Various trends have been taking place in the logistics and shipping industry over the past few years and the effects of these drastic changes are now being felt.

ACT Research: Equipment supply-freight demand imbalance coming

Fleet Owner

The forecast deems freight rate recession likely

An Autonomous Mobile Robot Customer Speaks of Instantaneous Payback

Logistics Viewpoints

At HighJump’s Elevate show in March, one of their customers – Hollar – spoke about implementing an autonomous mobile robot (AMR) solution and getting an almost instantaneous payback. I have been covering supply chain solutions for a long time and I’ve never heard that claim made. Really excellent payback can occur in six months, a two-year payback is about average, and some heavy forms of material handling pay back in four or five years. The […].

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.

United effort underway to repeal FET

Fleet Owner

Federal Excise Tax on trucks and trailers was first implemented to defray the costs of World War I and has been in existence ever since

TMS for Inbound Logistics: The Top 10 Benefits


Using a TMS for inbound logistics is an excellent way to restore confidence within inbound supply chains and gain visibility into their associated processes and actions. Deploying a TMS for inbound logistics offers 10 unique benefits that shippers need to understand.

UPS Capital taps InMotion Global to help cover small- to mid-sized shippers

Fleet Owner

While most shipments move without issue, 92% of shippers experience some type of loss, damage or delay each year


Electra Meccanica ships Solo from China to North America

Automotive Logistics

Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker, Electra Meccanica Vehicle, has signed a contract with Crane Worldwide Logistics to move its single-passenger, three-wheel Solo model from its assembly plant in Chongqing to the ports of Los Angeles in the US and Vancouver, Canada. “We

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.

How smart video fuels smart business

Fleet Owner

Innovations that once felt decades away are changing how business is being done today

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Blockchain in the Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

This e-book is designed to help bring some clarity to what blockchain is, and how it can help companies improve their supply chain operations

Flood relief for Nebraska

Fleet Owner

$25 million funding, and truckers do their share


If you have affordable insurance, embrace it

Truck News

As a fleet manager or owner-operator, you’ve likely always thought of insurance as a commodity you begrudgingly paid for as a necessary cost of doing business. I know that’s how I feel as a motorist who has never had to … Newsletter

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.

Photo gallery: A walk around NPTC 2019

Fleet Owner

The conference and exhibition is the largest annual gathering of private truck fleets in the industry. The Fleet Owner 500, a list of the top 500 private fleets in the U.S. was also released this week

Reality check

Automotive Logistics

From enhanced design and manufacturing processes to novel staff training and apprenticeship programmes, the use of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in industrial applications is growing.

Shipping Industry Isn’t Ready for Looming Low-Sulphur Fuel Requirement

Supply Chain Brain

The “IMO Scramble” isn’t the name of a new breakfast dish at a fast-food restaurant. It describes the plight of ocean carriers, who find themselves woefully unprepared for a new mandate on switching to cleaner-burning fuel

Manual Container Lift Solution

Material Handling and Logistics

Bison Group has launched the C-Lift M Series, a manual container lift solution that enables shippers and container handlers to lift containers independently in any location

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.