Tue.Dec 04, 2018

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


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


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.

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.

How Much Is Your Pallet Rack Really Costing You?

Material Handling and Logistics

Hint: It may be more than the initial purchase cost

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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.

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


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.

Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be? It's 2019, and consumers are expecting shipping to be cheap and quick, but that can turn into a real headache from the shipper's side of the equation if you don't make the appropriate changes. But what changes do you even need to make? Join Hannah Testani, COO of Intelligent Audit, as she takes us through the reasons why your shipping could cost so much, and how to use big data and digital transformation to move the needle on your transportation spend.

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.

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.

WEX converting Chevron and Texaco business card customers

Fleet Owner

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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


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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Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How many distribution centers do we even need, and is that number feasible? Can we use historical data to plan for demand and design our networks, or is there a better way? If we're going to offer the speed of shipping and variety of inventory that today's customers have come to expect, there are a lot of different questions that need to be asked. Join Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations at Helix and an experienced global supply chain strategist, as she walks through the key questions to a successful and efficient distribution network. You'll leave knowing what data you can start collecting today to answer these questions.

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


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.

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.

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.

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!