Tue.Mar 19, 2019

Why Do eCommerce Supply Chains Fail?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Did you know that, according to Bloomberg, 80% of eCommerce businesses fail within the first 18 months? One reason is a lack of focus on product fulfillment operations – the invisible function that gets orders out the door accurately and on time.

Navigate Shipping Landscape with Proactive Analytics

Talking Logistics

More than ever, shippers today are feeling the pressure from both customers and carriers.

Drive Safe Act with a twist

Fleet Owner

A bi-partisan bill called the Drive Safe Act would change that and allow, under some strict requirements, drivers under the age of 21 to drive interstate

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Pentagon Supply Chain Improving Distribution Process

Material Handling and Logistics

The Pentagon, which manages a $35 billion commodity supply chain, is testing a cloud-based Warehouse Management System in one of its distribution centers to "better align with industry standards.&

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.

Hyliion wunderkind CEO electrifying industry

Fleet Owner

Company’s Class 8 vehicle hybridization solution powering into trucking’s forefront

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Carrier Transicold introduces new-generation truck refrigeration unit

Fleet Owner

ATLANTA. Carrier Transicold, a part of Carrier, debuted the first unit in a new series of diesel-powered truck refrigeration systems this week at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting and Transportati

National diesel average drops for first time in five weeks, reports EIA

Logistics Management

With a 0.009 cent decline, the national average price per gallon now stands at $3.070 slightly behind last week’s $3.070 average, which edged out the week ending March 4’s $3.076 per gallon by 0.003 cents

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Yokohama debuts two new commercial tires

Fleet Owner

ATLANTA. Yokohama Tire Corporation, is showcasing its two new, long-lasting, fuel-efficient tires, the 712L and 114R UW, here at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Techno

[PODCAST] The Value of an Inbound Routing Guide for Inbound Freight Management

Cerasis

Listen to “What is an Inbound Routing Guide & Why Do Shippers Need One” on Spreaker.

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.

Goodyear and YourMechanic announce maintenance partnership

Fleet Owner

ATLANTA. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will become a tire and installation provider to YourMechanic, which provides mobile repair, maintenance, inspection, and reconditioning services directly to consumers via its website and to commercial f

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Factory Relocation – A How to & Touch on Benefits of Relocating

Cerasis

In this infographic we will speak to the benefits and offer up crucial steps to factory relocation. Reasons & Benefits of Factory Relocation If your business is growing, it can be a great problem to have. Although it means continuing success for your company, growth also comes with a unique set of challenges. How you.read More. The post [INFOGRAPHIC] Factory Relocation – A How to & Touch on Benefits of Relocating appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

BlackBerry Radar H2 expands tracking coverage, connectivity

Fleet Owner

BlackBerry Radar H2 expands on the core capabilities of BlackBerry Radar-M, to provide enhanced coverage and connectivity to the latest 4G LTE cellular networks, as well as a wireless gateway that can also connect to various wireless sensors

The value of sleep

Truck News

We’re always told that we need 8 hours of sleep, but that’s easier said than done! Plus, if we’re not getting good quality sleep, it doesn’t matter how long we’re down for, we won’t be properly rested for the next … Newsletter

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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.

Chris Kupillas Named to the 2019 Food Logistics Champions: Rockstars of the Supply Chain

Blue Grace Logistics

BlueGrace Logistics , a nationwide third-party logistics provider, is pleased to announce that Food Logistics has named Chris Kupillas, Regional Vice President, to its 2019 Food Logistics Champions: Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award.

February Truck tonnage sees slight decline compared to January, reports ATA

Logistics Management

The ATA’s advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index for February, at 117.4 2015=2000) fell 0.2% in February after heading up 2.5% (revised up from an original 2.3% reading) from December to January, which came in at 117.6. Compared to January 2018, SA tonnage rose 5.4%, which trended down from January’s 5.8% annual spread

HDNABI creates NA air disc brake and axle system company

Fleet Owner

ATLANTA. HDNABI is forming a new, privately held North American Company – HDNABI North America Brake Industry, the company CEO, Yon Yu, announced on Monday at the 2019 American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual

Spotlight On: Robots In Distribution Centres

Logistics Bureau

This article, written by Mal Walker , Manager at Logistics Bureau, in the March/April 2019 issue of MHD Supply Chain Solutions. What robots are available and should you use them in your DC?

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.

Starbucks Fully Embraced the Middleman and Bloomed

Food Logistics

Starbucks’ joint venture with Uber Eats will succeed so long as it fully embraces the middleman technology and becomes a tree. Yes, a tree

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U.S.-bound shipments fall for first time in 24 months in February, says Panjiva

Logistics Management

February shipments, at 909,947, fell 4.5% annually, with containerized freight handled shipments down 4%. What’s more, this decline follows an aggregate increase of 5.5% over the previous three months

How can Digital Transformation (DX) Solve my Manufacturing Challenges?

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

A question on many lips these days is: How can Digital Transformation (DX) solve my manufacturing challenges? Manufacturers are under competitive pressure to deliver better goods at lower costs. They want to reduce costs and streamline processes in their supply chains and factories. At the same time, customers are asking for more unique features […]. The post How can Digital Transformation (DX) Solve my Manufacturing Challenges? appeared first on SYSPRO US. Miscellaneous

Simple Supply Chain Strategy on One-Page

Logistics Bureau

Have you got a Supply Chain Strategy? If you don’t have one, don’t feel bad because 60% of businesses don’t. Let me show you how I help my consulting clients put together a One-Page Supply Chain Strategy. Watch the full video below for a quick run through.

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.

Nissan ends Infiniti production in Europe

Automotive Logistics

Nissan is to cease assembly of its Infiniti luxury brand in the UK as part of a wider restructure that includes withdrawal from Western Europe, in order to focus on its largest growth markets in North America and China.

Do Companies with a Higher Transportation Spend Always Get the Lower Transportation Rates?

Learncor

The LeanCor Logistics team was recently asked the question, "d o companies with a higher transportation spend always get the lower transportation rates?".

Forward Air to acquire FSA Logistics in move to expand last mile service offerings

Logistics Management

Air cargo transportation services provider Forward Air Corporation said this week it has entered into an agreement to acquire FSA Logistics, a privately-held last mile services provider

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Shipper Symposium 2019 – Take Your Supply Chain to a New Dimension!

Transplace

Shipper Symposium 2019 – Take Your Supply Chain to a New Dimension! The 17 th annual Shipper Symposium is coming up fast! Join us at this year’s signature event on May 6-8, 2019, at the Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas at Las Colinas, Texas.

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.