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 […].

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.

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.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

How Much Is Your Pallet Rack Really Costing You?

Material Handling and Logistics

Hint: It may be more than the initial purchase cost

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.

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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.

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.

WEX converting Chevron and Texaco business card customers

Fleet Owner

Major oil companies, convenience store retailers put increasing trust in payments company

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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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Brazil needs investment and talent to flip the recession

Automotive Logistics

While the automotive sector in Brazil waits for political reform under its new president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, including investment in transport and infrastructure, logistics providers need to be creative in overcoming the existing poor state of the roads and ports.

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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Your Guide To Internationally Shipping Heavy Equipment

Trans Global Auto Logistics

Your Guide To Internationally Shipping Heavy Equipment. Thanks to modern communication technology, it’s never been easier to close an international deal involving heavy machines. If only you could email your shipment as easily as you can the invoices.

BMW supports cobalt miners in Congo

Automotive Logistics

BMW has signed up to a pilot project to improve conditions for cobalt miners, their families and neighbouring communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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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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PSA buys shares in China’s UAP

Automotive Logistics

Carmaker Groupe PSA has purchased a stake in Chinese spare parts supplier UAP, based in Shandong province, as part of the French group’s expansion in China strategy.

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.

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.

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

VW Autoeuropa plant forced to ship via Leixões

Automotive Logistics

Strikes at the Portuguese port of Setúbal that are expected to continue into January have forced Volkswagen to switch exports of its T-Roc SUV, made at the Autoeuropa plant in Palmela, to the northern port of Leixões.

HMRC puts in £8m to boost customs declaration training

The LoadStar

The UK government today unveiled £8m in funds to help freight forwarders and other customs intermediaries to support training and IT investment.

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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Going green may be popular, but US express customers are loathe to pay for it

The LoadStar

Customers need to play a bigger part in improving carbon neutrality on express delivery networks. However, while a green sheen may be popular with customers, they are not particularly willing to pay more for it, claimed one operator.

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

Supply chain radar: behind the scenes at DB Schenker

The LoadStar

The latest corporate reshuffle that made the headlines this week added little to the DB Schenker investment case outlined in late September.

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

Supply chain radar: Big auto layoffs – a threat or opportunity for major 3PLs?

The LoadStar

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

Battery Specialist Hoppecke Launches HF Premium Charger

Logistics Business Magazine

With the launch of its new trak | charger HF premium series Hoppecke Industrial Batteries says it is pushing the boundaries of technological innovation to provide modern logistics operations with a sustainable and flexible way to manage their energy needs.

Transportation Management 2018: Navigating the new realities

Logistics Management

As we do every December, we avoid “year in review” content and instead aim to help readers prepare for the year ahead through our annual virtual summit—an online educational event that puts the current market realities into context and offers logistics professionals practical advice to help streamline operations

3PLs must embrace technology, not be ‘run over’

The LoadStar

There is an unspent $1.1trn in venture capital and private equity “dry powder” that could be used to totally transform the freight sector, delegates heard at the Transportation Intermediaries Association’s 3PL Technovations conference. Transport Topics reports that the industry will see vast changes and that 3PLs should be the disrupters, not the disruptees. You’re going to either be on the train, or you’re going to be run over by the train.” You’ve.