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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

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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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

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


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.

Achieving the Impossible Dream: Perfect Order Performance

Material Handling and Logistics

In today’s instant-gratification world, consumers consider “almost right” completely wrong. When customers place an order, they expect perfection.

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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

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

FourKites opens U.K. office

DC Velocity

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

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.

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.

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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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?

ELDs and truck rentals

Fleet Owner

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

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.

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

Manufacturers Urge New Congress to Start with Infrastructure

Material Handling and Logistics

Association launching campaign focusing on bipartisan appeal


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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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

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.

As e-commerce sales grow, ‘free delivery’ becomes more of a myth, says DHL

The LoadStar

Ballooning urbanisation and the spread of smartphones has increased the complexity of last-mile logistics, according to a new report. Shortening the Last Mile, put together for Deutsche Post DHL by Euromonitor International, found that in the past decade, the world’s urban population grew almost 25%, while e-commerce sales soared 451%. And chief commercial officer of DHL Katja Busch said despite this massive surge in online sales, profitability for logistics operators had been hobbled.

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

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!