Thu.Feb 13, 2020

Truck inspection quotas raise safety concerns

Truck News

Many Ontario transportation enforcement officers (TEOs) are unhappy with working conditions that they say compromise safety on the job. But are these workplace concerns compromising road safety as well? There's reason to believe that they are.

Coronavirus delays create Container shortages in Chicago for DDGS

Supply Chain and Logistics

Coronavirus issues, particularly in China, are creating real problems for Dried Distiller Grains (DDGS) shipments. The lack of inbound containers from China means that there are not enough containers to ship DDGS out of the US. DDGS is a byproduct … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains agriculture container shipping intermodal transport supply chains

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Mental health in trucking needs serious attention

Truck News

The mental health of truck drivers remains one of my biggest concerns. Ten years ago, I first wrote about what I thought was a monster issue hiding just below the surface of daily trucking life. Hiding” was the key word there, and it still is. Are we making progress? Yes, but there’s much more to do.

Blockchain not yet for supply chains

Supply Chain and Logistics

Gartner says 80% of blockchain supply chain developments won’t get out of design and development for several years. So many of them are just recycling financial blockchain ideas into supply chain space without understanding the issues. A case of a … Continue reading → Advanced Computing Logistics Production Operations Strategy Supply Chains Uncategorized blockchain computing entrepreneurship supply chains technology transportation

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Make Your Supply Chain a Sustainability Champion

Logistics Viewpoints

Today’s headlines are filled with disheartening news about climate change, resource depletion, pollution, hunger, access to clean water, and poverty.

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6 Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep for Drivers

United World Transporation

Did you know that driver fatigue and tiredness causes 13% of all large truck crashes? Not only is driving when you’re tired dangerous (especially in a huge truck) but it will inevitably start to negatively affect your mood and morale over time.

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It’s Valentine’s Day: Are You Still in Love with Your 3PL?

Kane is Able

Marriages and logistics partnerships all start with an assumption of a happy ending. But it doesn’t always work out that way – in either case. Why do 3PL outsourcing relationships fail? A lot of the top reasons parallel what we hear in divorce courts.

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Study: Third-Party Logistics Market to be $1.8T by 2026

Food Logistics

In a bid to cater to today’s consumer product demand, various companies are outsourcing their logistics activities to third-party suppliers. 3PL/4PL

European expansion efforts are going strong for project44

Logistics Management

Chicago-based project44, a technology services provider offering standardized, secure Web service API (application programming interfaces) integrations enabling 3PLs and shippers to connect with carriers in real time, this week heralded its ongoing growth efforts in Europe

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

How Freight Billing Works

Freight Center

If you have shipped before, then you know how important it is to understand how freight billing works. Freight billing is an unavoidable part of the process for every shipper. It might sound like a simple process, but it can get complicated.

U.S.-bound shipments begin 2020 with a decline, reports Panjiva

Logistics Management

January shipments—at 1,026,714—fell 3.6% annually. And containerized freight shipments were off 2.8% annually, with Panjiva noting that it was notable there was a decline even with the earlier timing of the 2019 Lunar New Year.

Stagecoach Launches Enviro400EV Electric Double Decker Buses

NGT News

Alexander Dennis Ltd. ADL) and BYD Europe say their electric vehicle partnership has supplied two electric double-deck buses to Stagecoach that will operate in Cambridge. ADL is a subsidiary of the independent global bus manufacturer NFI Group Inc.

What’s that mean? An international shipping glossary

I.C.E. Transport

International shipping is a complex industry with a language all its own. The more shipping terms you understand, the better-equipped you’ll be to move your freight efficiently and economically.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Canada’s Shift to Electric Vehicles is Reshaping its Auto Industry

NGT News

Canada’s automotive industry needs to prepare for a big transformation over the next decade for it to remain a key driver of the country’s economy, says a new KPMG report.

Port of Rotterdam Throughput Amounted to 469.4 Million Tonnes in 2019

Logistics Manager

The Port of Rotterdam saw a freight throughput of 469.4 million tonnes in 2019, fractionally higher than in 2018 (469 million tonnes). Investments by the Port of Rotterdam Authority were again at a high level, with gross investments including participations amounting to €338.3 million (2018: €408.1

Key Factors to Closing the Global Digital Skills Gap

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

The annual World Economic Forum, held in Davos, Switzerland, is the single most influential gathering of world leaders and business innovators on the planet. This year, one of the most pervasive themes at the forum centers around the role of youth in securing future economic prosperity.

Postal Service OIG report takes a long look at impact of same-day delivery and next-day, too

Logistics Management

Even though e-commerce continues to gain more and more traction by the day, consumers ordering items online and wanting (or expecting?) same-day delivery of these online orders are not in the majority, with the exception of millenials, of course.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

With the public leery about sharing the road with robots, ‘Advocates’ may be truckers’ ally, for once

Overdrive Online

A press release from an often-enough-perceived anti-truck group early this week pressed lawmakers on safety standards for increasingly deployed assistive driving technologies.

How Freight Billing Works

Freight Center

If you have shipped before, then you know how important it is to understand how freight billing works. Freight billing is an unavoidable part of the process for every shipper. It might sound like a simple process, but it can get complicated.

Managing Logistics Peak Season

MercuryGate

Logistics Lessons Learned From the 2019 Peak Season As the world watched in anticipation of the 2019 holiday shopping season, the National Retail Federation predicted a 4.2% rise in sales, but the timing of the season was less than optimal.

Postal Service OIG report takes a long look at impact of same-day delivery and next-day, too

Logistics Management

Even though e-commerce continues to gain more and more traction by the day, consumers ordering items online and wanting (or expecting?) same-day delivery of these online orders are not in the majority, with the exception of millenials, of course.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Managing Logistics Peak Season: Logistics Lessons Learned From the 2019 Peak Season

MercuryGate

The post Managing Logistics Peak Season: Logistics Lessons Learned From the 2019 Peak Season appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Supply Chain Trends Transportation Technology Blog Posts

WFS GAINS IATA CEIV CERTIFICATION

Airfreight Logistics

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has been awarded IATA CEIV Pharma certification for its new €10 million Pharma Center at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport for the handling of temperature-controlled healthcare and life science products.

WFS GAINS IATA CEIV CERTIFICATION – Airfreight Logistics

247 Customs Broker

Opened in September last year, the Centre is the only dedicated facility at the airport. Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has been awarded IATA CEIV Pharma… The post WFS GAINS IATA CEIV CERTIFICATION – Airfreight Logistics appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Toyota to Focus on Digital Logistics and ‘Lean 4.0’ at Hannover Fair

Logistics Business Magazine

Recognising the pace of change in the logistics industry and the continuous development of new technologies, Toyota Material Handling Europe has revised its approach to the Hannover Messe.

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Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.