Thu.Aug 08, 2019

If You Think “We Can’t Please Our Customers” You’ll Be Right

The Lean Thinker

The center of the B Concourse at O’Hare Airport in Chicago is dominated by a Brachiosaur skeleton, part of the Field Museum exhibit for their store there. As a reminder for those of you over the age of 14, the Brachiosaurus was 70 feet long, 30 feet tall, weighed in at around 60 tons.*

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The Latest on Shipping CBD Oils and Other CBD Products

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

As the Green Rush gains momentum, it’s a good time to be a seller of CBD oil and other hemp-based products, especially since the signing of the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized industrial hemp on a federal level.

Congress Focuses on Rail Service Crisis

Material Handling and Logistics

Shippers tell a committee the STB should take strong action to address the rail service crisis


Tariffs and Trucking: Where Do We Stand?


Both the United States and China are implementing new tariffs involving steep tax increases that are complicating the traditionally codependent economic relationship. All cargo ships coming in from China currently pay a 25% tariff upon entering the U.S.,

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

Amazon-FedEx split sets battle lines in e-commerce delivery feud

Fleet Owner

Carrier will likely use the breakup as a selling point to Amazon competitors such as Walmart, Target and others


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Are you happy (logistically speaking)?

Kane is Able

Are you happy with your logistics performance? A pretty simple question that calls for a yes or no answer. Unfortunately, among us logistics types, our operations and engineering brains rely on formulas, not feelings, to provide the answer. Logistics Customer Service

The “Soft” Side of Automation Holds the Key to ROI

Logistics Viewpoints

Material handling equipment (MHE) has been around a long time. But, it’s never been more popular. Companies look to automation now (more than ever) to improve throughput while bridging the labor gaps affecting so many warehouses and industries.

What shippers should know about driver misclassification by California drayage carriers

West Coast and California Logistics

With the state supreme court’s Dynamex decision, followed by its Senate Bill 1402 (SB 1402), California’s position on the hiring of independent owner-operators by drayage carriers is now firmly established.

Cargo Chief C4 2.0 beefs up trucking lane intelligence for freight brokers

Fleet Owner

Platform enables freight brokers of any size to compete against the recent wave of well-financed digital freight brokers that are buying market share at a low or no margin

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.

[WHITE PAPER] Final Mile Management: A Shipper’s 30,000 Foot View


Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “Final Mile Management: A Shipper’s 30,000 Foot View” white paper! This is a must read for those shippers who are looking at More. The post [WHITE PAPER] Final Mile Management: A Shipper’s 30,000 Foot View appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Heavy Duty Guard Rail

Material Handling and Logistics

Steel King Industries has introduced Steel Guard heavy duty guard rail, suitable for protecting people, product and physical plant from collisions

Merchants Foodservice selects SmartDrive’s safety program

Refrigerated Transporter

Merchants Foodservice, one of the largest foodservice distributors in the United States, recently deployed the SmartDrive video-based safety program across its fleet. SmartDrive, specializing in video-based safety and transportation intelligence, sa

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First-Ever ServMan Bootcamp at The WorkWave User Conference


Time To Read: 2 minutes. On October 7 – 10, 2019, thousands of service business professionals will gather at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston for the WorkWave User Conference and IFS World Conference.

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.

IoT in Logistics: Edge vs. Cloud Computing Analytics

IoT World Today

The Internet of Things is giving the trucking and logistics industry the visibility it needs to improve efficiency and safety. However, like any technology, IoT deployment decisions must be driven by a cost-benefit analysis. That includes the decision of which analytics types should be at the edge or in the cloud. . Sensors in an IoT deployment can generate reams of data, and that data has to go somewhere to be analyzed.

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PSA Singapore Sign MoU with Envision Digital International For Knowledge Sharing

Logistics Manager

How Much Does Produce Seasonality Affect Your Rates & Capacity?

United World Transporation

The spring and summer months mean produce is in season for various regions of Canada and the United States. Starting in late March, the produce wave moves to the southeastern states, southern Texas and the Rio Grande Valley, and southern California, and continues to move north as summer arrives and temperatures rise. How much will produce seasonality affect rates? During a time of ample produce supply, capacity can struggle to meet shipping demands.

Trinity Logistics Expects Growth

Trinity Logistics

The recent acquisition of Trinity Logistics by Burris Logistics in April, offers Trinity customers greater service options with more end-to-end supply chain solutions. This also translates to an increased need for more offices and staff.

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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.

OSHA, GCCA renew partnership agreement at DC meeting

Refrigerated Transporter

The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) recently renewed its alliance with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) during the Cold Chain Policy Forum in Washington DC. GCCA said the renewal demonstrates its commitment to safety

The MSC Jewel – Cleanest Container Vessel to Call to the U.S.

Logistics Manager

Pride of the Swiss-based shipping line, the Mediterranean Shipping Company vessel, MSC Jewel has been declared as the leanest container ship to visit the United States.

Fleet Fixer Upper: Does Your Truck Route Planning Process Need a Makeover?


The post Fleet Fixer Upper: Does Your Truck Route Planning Process Need a Makeover? appeared first on Paragon Routing. Operational Routing and Scheduling

Doggett Industries acquires Great Dane trailer dealership

Refrigerated Transporter

Houston-based Leslie Doggett Industries recently added a privately held Great Dane trailer distributor/dealer to its businesses. The acquisition was made through Truck Enterprises, which Doggett purchased last month. The company said it bought the t

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.

PSA Singapore Sign MoU with Envision Digital International For Knowledge Sharing

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Indigenous peoples on the road to zero hunger

World Food Programme Logistics

Indigenous Peoples Day: on the path to zero hunger How the World Food Programme is supporting communities in Bolivia, Colombia and the Democratic Republic of Congo After 20 years in Venezuela, Leticia Bonivento and her family were forced to return to their native Colombia.

The MSC Jewel – Cleanest Container Vessel to Call to the U.S.

247 Customs Broker

The MSC Jewel – Cleanest Container Vessel to Call to the U.S. Pride of the Swiss-based shipping line, the Mediterranean Shipping Company vessel, MSC Jewel… The post The MSC Jewel – Cleanest Container Vessel to Call to the U.S.

Hacis Extends their Road Feeder Services to Western PRD

Airfreight Logistics

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) logistics subsidiary, Hong Kong Air Cargo Industry Services Limited (Hacis) recently announced they had extended their SuperLink China Direct (SLCD) scheduled road feeder services to Zhuhai in China and the western Pearl River Delta (PRD).

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.