Tue.Dec 04, 2018

Understanding How LTL and Last Yard Is the New “Last Mile”

Cerasis

As explained by Gary Frantz of Transport Topics , products requiring in-home installation or setup form one of the fastest growing sales’ areas in e-commerce. Appliances, electronics and even home repairs are combined with the online shopping experience , so it is not enough to get a shipment to its destination. Shippers must recognize the need to go further, including the installation or setup of a product, as well as maintaining visibility and control over the shipment throughout transit.

Put Your Best e-Fulfillment Foot Forward with Dynamic Slotting

Logistics Viewpoints

Two Kardashians just Tweeted and Instagrammed a photo of your product. A tidal wave of online orders spiked your system. Is your warehouse ready? Is it ready to deliver same-day? This might sound extreme, but it’s exactly where we are today in supply chain. Agility and rapid fulfillment no longer fall into the “buzzword” category—they’re the expectations of your customers. The key to delivering next-day or same-day fulfillment effectively and profitably is cut differently for […].

Project44 acquires Danish freight visibility provider GateHouse Logistics

DC Velocity

Demand for supply chain visibility tools will continue, regardless of impact of tariffs on trade rates, firm says. Technology

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How Much Is Your Pallet Rack Really Costing You?

Material Handling and Logistics

Hint: It may be more than the initial purchase cost

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.

The Dispatch Report + Pilot Updates | Decemeber 2018, Issue No. 9

Shipchain

Dear Community, As 2018 begins to wind down, we want to give you a sneak peek at some of the exciting things we’ve been working on—some fantastic updates that we have for you today—and the major milestones we can’t wait to share with you in January. Overview.

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The Dispatch Report + Pilot Updates | December 2018, Issue No. 9

Shipchain

Dear Community, As 2018 begins to wind down, we want to give you a sneak peek at some of the exciting things we’ve been working on—some fantastic updates that we have for you today—and the major milestones we can’t wait to share with you in January. Overview.

Using the Internet to keep drivers on the road

Fleet Owner

For some, "training drivers" still means pulling drivers off the road and into classroom settings. But the Internet is changing that

Where competition, modernisation and capability meet

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. Thankyou, once again, for supporting Logistics In War. The last year has been one in which logistics has featured in debates on strategic competition, advancements in modernisation, and with discussions on the professionalisation of logisticians. The site appears to have found its niche, filling a gap ‘somewhere’ between strategy, defence institutional performance and modernisation.

Mission Critical Electronics acquires Xantrex mobile power assets from Schneider Electric

Fleet Owner

“Most importantly, I am excited about the new growth platforms available, the talent level of the Xantrex people, and the new career opportunities that will be opened,” said Kevin Moschetti CEO of Mission Critical Electronics

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.

An App for Food Transparency

UL EHS- Sustainability

Changing how consumers engage and interact with the food and drink they consume is seen as a big part of the sustainable supply chain conundrum.

Hyundai MnSoft partners with Netradyne to make autonomous vehicle technology global

Fleet Owner

Using Dynamic Crowd-Sourced Deep Vision Technology, Netradyne and Hyundai MnSoft will offer a dynamic HD mapping platform

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Sanitary Conveyors

Material Handling and Logistics

Deitz Co. has introduced sanitary conveyors in the Pharmafill line that feature a design that promotes complete cleaning without any disassembly required

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[PODCAST] Why Shippers & 3PLs Who Focus on Customer Service Reduce Freight Costs

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s “The Freight Project” Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes Eric Workman, the Cerasis Customer Service Manager. Eric oversees our auditing & billing department as well as our freight damage claims department. Both services help streamline shippers’ internal processes by saving them time and money by not having to dedicate resources to do either of these functions.

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.

Be Careful When Exploring Alternatives to Annual Performance Reviews

Material Handling and Logistics

Employment laws still apply no matter how you choose to evaluate employees’ work

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New EC rules on working conditions may make truck driving more attractive

The LoadStar

The Council of Europe has agreed new rules covering the employment of truck drivers in a bid to make the job more attractive. The council voted yesterday to approve EC proposals to reform the road transport sector.

What Is a Digital Supply Chain? An SAP Exec Answers

IoT World Today

Casually reflecting on how an everyday object, whether it’s a glass bottle or smartphone, came into being can be mind-bending. On the one hand, there’s the flow from idea to a product on the production-line to warehouses and distribution centers.

Warm welcome for BIMCO cyber security clause for shipping contracts

The LoadStar

BIMCO, the world’s largest shipping association, is finalising a cyber security clause for charter party agreements and other contracts. The move follows a spate of high-profile cyber attacks on Maersk, Cosco and shipbroker Clarksons.

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.

Ceva trials truck route from China to Europe

Automotive Logistics

Ceva Logistics has sent what it says is the first-ever TIR truck from Khorgos, in the far west of China, to Europe via Kazakhstan.

Diesel average is down for seventh straight week, reports EIA

Logistics Management

With a 5.4-cent decline, the national diesel average now stands at $3.207 per gallon. This follows declines of 2.1 cents, 3.5 cents, 2.1 cents, of 1.7 cents, 2.5 cents, and 1.4 cents, respectively, over the six five weeks

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Bordering on Brexit

Automotive Logistics

Brexit continues to cause some serious headaches for those involved in the UK’s automotive sector. With the publication of a draft withdrawal agreement on November 14, UK prime minister, Theresa May, affirmed her commitment to a continued customs territory.

Freight railroads are on board with USMCA

Logistics Management

There appears to be a collective sigh relief among freight railroad industry stakeholders, regardless of the agreement’s new name

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.

Bordering on Brexit

Automotive Logistics

Brexit continues to cause some serious headaches for those involved in the UK’s automotive sector. With the publication of a draft withdrawal agreement on November 14, UK prime minister, Theresa May, affirmed her commitment to a continued customs territory.

The 5 factors you must consider before selecting a TMS

Logistics Management

The question is: Which TMS will help you meet (and exceed) customer demands while helping your company shore up its own bottom line in the competitive environment

HMM expected to part ways with 2M Alliance

The LoadStar

Speculative article from Business Korea on what the country’s largest container carrier, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM), will do when its current slot purchase and exchange agreement with 2M partners Maersk and MSC expires in 2020.

project44 announces acquisition of Denmark-based GateHouse Logistics

Logistics Management

Chicago-based project44 announced it has acquired Nørresundby, Denmark-based GateHouse Logistics, a logistics technology provider focusing on securely sharing data across the supply chain, with an emphasis on visibility of inbound and outbound logistics

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.