Mon.Dec 03, 2018

Global AGV market to reach $7.3 billion by 2025

DC Velocity

Growing demand for advanced material handling equipment will boost AGV market over next seven years. Material Handling

ELDs and truck rentals

Fleet Owner

Here's what you need to know about ELD rules for trucks rented for eight days or less

DCs look to emerging technologies to cope with rising fulfillment pressures

DC Velocity

Cutting-edge tech is an increasingly common sight around the warehouse, from robots to drones to wearable devices. Technology


Have You Upgraded Your Supply Chain Lately?

Material Handling and Logistics

The race may not always be to the swift, but it will be to the tech-savvy

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.

Backed by new VC, Vecna Robotics spins off from parent company

DC Velocity

Firm will focus on industrial robotics and human workflow for warehouse and e-commerce arenas. Robotics

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KPMG predicts revolution in last-mile logistics

DC Velocity

Use of autonomous delivery vehicles will drastically change consumer e-commerce environment by 2040, research study says. Transportation

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How to Solve the Last Mile Problem

Material Handling and Logistics

By improving performance in increasing automation, managing data and building flexibility into their networks, e-commerce companies will be able to better manage inventory and increase the efficiency of their last-mile delivery networks

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FourKites opens U.K. office

DC Velocity

Chicago software firm expands supply chain visibility services across EU. Technology

A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy

Logistics Viewpoints

When we think of strategists, we tend to think of men (C-level folks are still mostly men) with giant foreheads seeing things the rest of us cannot. But strategy is often more prosaic. For example, when it comes to supply chain strategy, there is a playbook that can be followed. The post A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Learning & Leadership strategy supply chain

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.

New Convoy platform opens freight data to wide use

DC Velocity

Shipper 2.0 platform shares Market Outlook, Lane Network tools. Technology

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For Mexico's Olympic Transport, focus of driver training is on U.S. inspections

Fleet Owner

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico. Olympic Transport was the first Mexican fleet to earn certification to deliver freight directly into the United States and Canada as part of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) pilot program. Owner and CEO Fernan

6 Tips on Becoming a Shipping Coordinator


In order to become a shipping coordinator, you will have to have a minimum of a high school degree. Some office work will help you obtain the position and if you want to go into management, you will need a college degree. Here are six tips on becoming a shipping coordinator.

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Manufacturers Urge New Congress to Start with Infrastructure

Material Handling and Logistics

Association launching campaign focusing on bipartisan appeal


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.

Top 3 Logistics Management Trends Taking Center Stage in 2019


Here are the top 3 things that'll stay strong in 2019, shape how logistics is handled, and business is conducted across the globe. With the best delivery route planning software, logistics management would be more streamlined than ever before.

Protecting Your Freight

Brighter Logistics

As Freight on Trucks Becomes More Valuable, Thieves Get Creative in Their Attempts to Steal It. Cargo thieves are expanding their methods to include those commonly used in cyber security hacks, such as social engineering, spoofing and identity theft. Thieves may use information gained through these methods to impersonate legitimate drivers and companies to create … Continue reading "Protecting Your Freight". The post Protecting Your Freight appeared first on Brighter Logistics Blog

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Short line railroad tax maintenance credit could become permanent fixture

Logistics Management

The short line railroad tax credit, known as 45G, may receive a permanent extension based on a tax package released by the House Ways and Means Committee last week. When that happens, though, remains to be seen, as a date for a vote on the bill has not been scheduled yet

Digital Transformation: Why It’s Not an “Easy Button”

Talking Logistics

There is a lot of discussion today about digital transformation, including why it’s important and what the benefits can be. It would be nice if you could just press an “easy button” to be digitally transformed and have all of the supply chain visibility you need, but the reality is that there are many factors that go into making digital transformation a reality. It goes well beyond just digitizing data and displaying it on a dashboard. What are those critical first steps and success factors?

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.

DHL Supply Chain puts $300M towards integration of emerging technologies Into North America

Logistics Management

350 of its 430 facilities to receive a technology upgrade, the company says

Is digitisation in shipping disruption or racketeering?

The LoadStar

This piece from Splash 24/7 questions whether digitisation is disruption – or racketeering. It seems the author believes the container sector is best placed to benefit from the potential efficiency savings of digitisation, while the wider shipping sector may struggle.

November manufacturing output is solid, reports ISM

Logistics Management

The report’s key metric, the PMI, rose 1.6% to 59.3 3 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth) while the index has grown for 27 consecutive months, with the overall economy now having grown for 115 consecutive months


Kuehne + Nagel Launches myKN

Logistics Manager

Swiss-based global transport and logistics company Kuehne + Nagel International AG has launched myKN which provides their customers with customers a single point of access to all online services, replacing the current Control Center.

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.

Shift to cargo insurance helps Macy’s roll out the carpet for a smoother supply chain

Logistics Management

For Kenneth Mink/The Fine Rug Gallery at Macy’s, the company’s exclusive lease partner and also the operator for Macy’s area rug business on, the transition from carrier liability to cargo insurance was a long time coming

Trans Global Projects Deliver to British Rothera Research Station in Antarctica

Logistics Manager

UK-based international project logistics specialist, Trans Global Projects Group (TGP) recently carried out a delivery project to one of the most remote locations on earth.

Global pressures depress trade in most sectors, but air cargo keeps its end up

The LoadStar

October proved a stronger month for air freight than September, no matter whose figures you believe. WorldACD reported that, after a decline in year-on-year volumes in September, October saw them creep up 2%, globally.

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Wilhelmsen Ships Service (Thailand) Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Logistics Manager

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (Thailand) Limited (WSSTH) recently celebrated their 30th Anniversary on the 8th of November 2018. In celebration, a cocktail party was held at the Norwegian Ambassador’s Residence in Bangkok. More than 80 guests and WSSTH colleagues joined for this exclusive event.

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.