Tue.Jan 08, 2019

Top 10 Predictions for Worldwide Supply Chains in 2019

Material Handling and Logistics

If companies are going to embrace new business models, or digitally enable older ones, they are going to need a modern, capable supply chain to do it

Blockchain Technology is Set to Transform the Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

How Blockchain Can Transform the Supply Chain. Supply chain has become complicated. Some would say cumbersome. It takes days to make a payment between a manufacturer and a supplier, or a customer and a vendor.

Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Cycle Counting Process

Cyzerg

The cycle counting process is one of the most tedious warehouse tasks, but is an important process to control for the prevention of potential sale losses. These losses stem from out-of-stock situations, which are brought on by inaccuracies in the inventory.

Retailers throttle back imports after rush to beat China tariffs, holiday peak

DC Velocity

NRF, Hackett report forecasts declining volumes as stores have already stocked up on spring merchandise. Strategy

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.

New Technologies for Cold Chain Logistics

SIPMM Professional Publications

Cold chain logistics refers to the maintaining precise temperature bands that store and transport pharmaceutical drugs and perishable food products. Due to its rigorous temperature requirements and energy dependence, it is perhaps one of the most complex and demanding logistics segments.

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An asset's useful life depends on proper spec'ing, maintenance

Fleet Owner

If you go past your anticipated useful life, maintenance costs could rise and you run the risk of maintenance costs exceeding the value of the equipment

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The wider impacts of Brexit in the UK

Insight Into Action

Why it’s not just logistics supply chains that directly trade between the UK and the EU that will be affected. In the UK, we have already seen the uncertainty leading up to the Brexit withdrawal date impacting the financial markets and the value of the GBP.

Engine heater leads to recall of 900k F-150, Super Duty trucks

Fleet Owner

Ford issued a recall for some 875,000 F-150 and Super Duty trucks where a potential short in the engine block heater cable could cause a fire. This involves 2015-19 F-150 and 2017-19 Super Duty pickups, with just over 410,000 in the United States and

What Are the Trends in LTL for 2019?

Cerasis

The year ahead will shake up the long-held standards for controlling freight spend and meeting customer expectations. For 2019, the trends in LTL will focus primarily on demand, rates, carrier and trucker expectations, the needs of shippers and more. Let’s get started.

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.

Middleweights doing big jobs

Fleet Owner

Not to be outdone by their more numerous light-duty siblings, medium-duty trucks covering Classes 4-6 have been the object of a flurry of development and experimentation the last few years. They're often on the job with upfit bodies of various kinds

3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep on Your 2019 Radar

Logistics Bureau

3 Supply Chain Trends to Track in 2019.

DTNA: 'Co-creation' critical to electric truck development

Fleet Owner

Real trucks, real customers, real world: Freightliner Innovation Fleet generates answers to electric CV questions as vehicles go into service

The State of Parcel TMS Technology

Logistics Viewpoints

There was a time when even the largest shippers employed clerks to look up rates on wall charts and handwrite ship-to addresses into logs. Then came manifest systems that printed reports and labels, and after that, multi-carrier shipping systems. Those days are long gone, as eCommerce has caused an explosion in parcel volumes worldwide and an expansion of carrier services to meet the delivery demands of consumers. Parcel shipping technology has evolved in lockstep with […].

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.

Changes in Volvo’s management

Fleet Owner

Roger Alm and Diana Niu took up their new positions on January 1, 2019

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[PODCAST] What are the Freight & Transportation Trends in 2019 for Shippers to Know?

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode we welcome back Cerasis National Sales Manager, Roger Jones to give his take on what he sees in the marketplace for freight and transportation trends for this new year, 2019. Looking for more trends? Be on the lookout for all of our trends post by visiting here. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.”

Fatal ship fire leaves Nissan vehicles stranded

Automotive Logistics

Around 3,500 Nissan vehicles are currently adrift in the Pacific Ocean between Japan and Hawaii following a fire aboard the Sincerity Ace car carrier operated by Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL).

Six Essential Areas for Controlling Construction Inventory

SIPMM Professional Publications

Construction inventory management is a means by which construction companies and suppliers can keep track of materials, workforce, equipment and plant. This is particularly important when a construction company has multiple projects to manage, as efficient scheduling can become very complicated. A well-managed inventory can be critical to profitability as delayed, misplaced or lost items […].

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.

Shippers hit in the wallet by rising cost of inland UK container transport

The LoadStar

UK shippers have entered 2019 facing significantly higher inland container transport pricing, as shipping lines look to recoup raised haulage and empty container repositioning costs.

Daimler Offers Self-Driving Big Rigs as Tesla Plots Debut

Material Handling and Logistics

The updated combustion-engine-powered Freightliner Cascadia fuses information from radar and cameras to enable partially autonomous technology, Daimler said Monday at the CES in Las Vegas

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With pre-tariff push passed, imports see lower volumes, reports Port Tracker

Logistics Management

The push to beat pending tariffs on goods imported from China, which has been a major theme in global shipping for the last several months, showed signs of slowing in the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report

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Intelligent Demand Forecasts

Material Handling and Logistics

Alloy, a demand-driven sales and supply chain platform, has added intelligent demand forecasting to its product offerings

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.

INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Interesting Facts About Freight Brokers

FueLoyal

Freight brokers have a huge responsibility to make sure all the needs in US for the goods delivery are up to date. Incredibly important role requires a lot of hard work on a daily base. Average person working in the freight broker company makes 200 phone calls a day.

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High-Speed Door for Cold Storage

Material Handling and Logistics

The Barrier Glider Cold Storage Door by Rite-Hite is a high-speed, bi-parting door suitable for facilities requiring strict environmental control

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CPG Brands: The Growing Importance of Agile Customization

Talking Logistics

There is a lot of discussion in the marketplace about disruption, transformation and the rapid pace of change in supply chain management, but if you’re in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) or contract packaging and manufacturing industries, you know this all too well. Simply put, yesterday’s rules for success are no longer valid in today’s market. So, what are the new rules for success? What actions should CPG brands and their contract manufacturing partners take to drive future growth?

Trucking Group Supports DOT for 'Common Sense Trucking Safety Ruling'

Material Handling and Logistics

"For fleets like mine, knowing the rules will be the same for my drivers regardless of what state they’re delivering to is important,” said Barry Pottle, CEO of Pottle’s Transportation

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.