Thu.Aug 08, 2019

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.

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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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


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


5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

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.,

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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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

[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.

Are you happy with your company's logistics performance

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

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

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

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.

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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Where can I find a heavy haul carrier?

I.C.E. Transport

If you’re looking for a trucker to move heavyweight international containers, you need to be resourceful. After all, only a fraction of carriers provide heavyweight services. When capacity gets tight, those slots fill up fast. Services & Routes container payload freight brokers

Removing the Headaches from Finding Tank Wash Facilities

Bulk Connection

Here at Bulk Connection, we’re not doctors – we’re bulk freight specialists. This hasn’t stopped us, however, from developing a cure for a very common bulk-freight-industry headache: finding the right tank wash facilities for your operation.

The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

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.

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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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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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.

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

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


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

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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.