Fri.Aug 09, 2019

E-Commerce and Warehousing: Areas of Focus to Prepare for Fulfillment


As explained by Brian Barry of Multichannel Merchant, shippers tend to focus on short-term needs and ignore the space requirements for efficient fulfillment.

Warehousing 101: Identify the best storage option for your business


Trending Sources

Fewer drivers risk losing jobs over truck automation, study says

Fleet Owner

Long-haul drivers are most at risk, according to BLS commissioner, who says there will be more jobs for last-mile deliveries

Study 164

How Do You Know They Know?

The Lean Thinker

TWI Job Instruction is built around a four step process titled “How to Instruct.”. Steps 2 and 3 are the core of the process. Present the Operation. Try Out Performance. I want to discuss Step 3: Try Out Performance. Teaching Back as Learning.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado delivers EPA-estimated 33 MPG highway

Fleet Owner

With a new 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel engine, Silverado delivers full-size truck capabilities with highway fuel efficiency of some family sedans

More Trending

Why the delay in FMCSA’s proposed HOS changes?

Fleet Owner

The announced July 31 date for a ruling came and went. What’s next is anyone’s guess


Top Carrier Sales Rep. Challenges in 2019


Between June 2018 and June 2019, the spot market prices for loads have dropped by almost -19%. Simultaneously, the spot market capacity has increased by 29.9%. These two market trends have created incredible stress and challenges for Carrier Sales Reps (CSRs) in 2019.

Helping companies meet food transportation law

Fleet Owner

An online course now offered by Penn State Extension aims to help transportation personnel nationwide meet federal food safety requirements when transporting human and animal foods. The course, “Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food,” can

Retail Imports Remain at Near-Record Levels Despite Tariffs

Material Handling and Logistics

“Even with virtually everything American imports from China soon to be subject to tariffs, it isn’t quick or easy for retailers to change their supply chains," said Jonathan Gold, National Retail Federation

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.

This Week in Logistics News (August 3 – 9)

Logistics Viewpoints

It’s nice to be back bringing you the logistics news round-up again. My colleagues took over for me the last two Fridays as I was on vacation exploring Ireland and Northern Ireland. It was such an amazing trip on so many levels. First there was the family aspect. I saw family I hadn’t seen in years, watched my kids meet and play with new cousins, visited the house where my father, grandfather, and most likely […].

Near-record volumes are in the cards in the coming months, says Port Tracker Report

Logistics Management


Proterra Launches Dedicated Group for Vehicle Electrification Solutions

NGT News

Proterra, a provider of heavy-duty electric transportation, has launched Proterra Powered vehicle electrification solutions. The solutions leverage Proterra’s electric vehicle technology and expertise to help commercial vehicle manufacturers electrify their heavy-duty vehicles.

U.S. rail carload and intermodal units are down in July, reports AAR

Logistics Management

Rail carloads­­–at 1,264,100-were down 4.8%, or 64,406 carloads annually, and intermodal units-at 1,314,333 containers and trailers were down 6.1%, or 84,878 units, annually


Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Modernizing the USO: ‘That Dog Don’t Hunt’

Logistics Trends and Insights

Robert Fisher, an independent analyst specializing in postal services, has penned an insightful white paper on the Universal Service Obligation, the theme for PostalVision 2020 held in Washington D.C. on June 5-7. As the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is pressured financially, calls for reform continue to grow louder.

No Need to Pay Drivers for Sleeper Berth Time

Material Handling and Logistics

DOL says truck driver teams can be paid only for when they are working

Modernizing the USO: ‘That Dog Don’t Hunt’

Logistics Trends and Insights

Robert Fisher, an independent analyst specializing in postal services, has penned an insightful white paper on the Universal Service Obligation, the theme for PostalVision 2020 held in Washington D.C. on June 5-7. As the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is pressured financially, calls for reform continue to grow louder.

ATA: Trucking industry revenues surpass $796 billion in 2018

Refrigerated Transporter

Association's new report on trends outlines ‘dynamic’ growth, informs executives for key business decisions

The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

Modular AGV

Material Handling and Logistics

Dematic Compact is a modular AGV for the transport and staging of pallets in production and warehousing operations

Millitary & Government

PLS Logistics

Transporting military supplies and government freight requires advanced planning, strict compliance, and high-level safety. industries

Transportation Network-Wide Visibility

Material Handling and Logistics

FourKites has introduced Network Visibility, which provides companies with real-time visibility across their network, including freight that they do not manage

RNG Industry to EPA: 2020 Cellulosic Volume Must Account for All Available RNG

NGT News

This week, more than 40 renewable natural gas (RNG) stakeholders sent a letter to Andrew Wheeler, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to urge him to set the Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) 2020 cellulosic biofuel requirement at a level of at least 650 million gallons.

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.

More parking modest proposals: Register a truck, purchase a parking spot …

Overdrive Online

Bit of a tongue-in-cheek solution to the parking shortage. If trailer owners were required to purchase a space for every trailer they registered, why, "this would give us a surplus!" Can you see the billboards now? Call 1-800-WE-HAVE-SPACE to break ground now! Low prices for your mandated space!". Uncategorized consortium free parking Henry Albert parking parking reservations pay to park polls real estate satire

Rush Truck Centers introduces total service support package

Refrigerated Transporter

Rush Truck Centers says it is launching RushCare Complete, a total service management support package that coordinates, monitors and expedites vehicle repairs and maintenance throughout the Rush Truck Centers network. The new service also prov

Carriers accused of creating rollovers to get shippers to pay more

The LoadStar

Carriers are being accused of an abuse of power by “weaponising rollovers” to force shippers into paying higher spot rates to get their goods moved.

Delivery to car scheme extended

247 Customs Broker

[og_img] A project to deliver goods that have been ordered online to parked cars is being extended to Berlin following a successful trial. The project,… The post Delivery to car scheme extended appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

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.