August, 2018

The Digital Transformation Journey: The Alignment of Industry, Company, and Technology

Talking Logistics

In today’s market, it is imperative for process businesses to pursue digital transformations to meet changing customer expectations, global market demands, and increased competition. Process industry businesses that embark on digital transformation journeys are becoming disruptors in the industry.

4 Ways to Create an Efficient Transportation Budget in 2019

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. 4 Ways to Create an Efficient Transportation Budget in 2019. What will the price of oil be during the rest of 2019? This is just one factor that presents a challenge when planning future transportation budgets.

Take 5 – What Does the Connected Manufacturing Environment Look Like?

Now, That's Logistics

As the movement toward Industry 4.0 marches on, advanced technologies are playing a key role in helping companies attain new levels of automation, digitization, and data integration. Digital operations, or Industry 4.0, is on the agenda of manufacturing companies around the globe.

21st Century Sales Skills for Transportation and Logistics Professionals

The Logistics of Logistics

Download the audio file. Podcast Summary: In this podcast, Joe Lynch welcomes Ann Holm to the show. Joe and Ann discuss their upcoming sales improvement program. The program, 21st Century Sales Skills for Transportation Logistics Professionals begins Wednesday, September 19th, 1:00 p.m.

What are your peers saying about Supply Chain Network Design?

Companies want to maximize service levels, but they also want to cut costs. How do you find the optimum balance? That's what Supply Chain Network Design is all about. This report delves into the benefits of SCND as a process and what companies are looking for and struggling with when it comes to supportive technologies.

Software Rules

The Lean Thinker

“Turn off the radio, Hal.” “I’m sorry, Mark, I’m afraid I can’t do that.”.

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Intermodal wrangles just making the pain worse for US shippers using rail

Supply Chain and Logistics

The Chicago area just can’t seem to get its act together. The result will be delayed cargoes and higher costs for cargo owners. Ian Putzger of the Loadstar gives us the story. Chicago is unlikely to lose its dominance over … Continue reading → Logistics Rail Supply Chains containers customer service intermodal supply chains

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Carter Express Opens a New Crossdock in Mexico that Brings Higher Accuracy and Lower Cost in Handling Mexico Freight

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. Carter Express Opens a New Crossdock in Mexico that Brings Higher Accuracy and Lower Cost in Handling Mexico Freight. We are very pleased to announce the opening of our new crossdock in Queretaro, Mexico in August 2018.

Kroger Driverless Grocery Deliveries are Here


Kroger is at the forefront of improving the grocery shopping and delivery experience. While change has been occurring, especially after Amazon acquired Whole Foods, it hasn’t been fast. This is giving grocery leaders like Kroger a chance to catch up and innovate.

From Washington to your warehouse

DC Velocity

Here's how the federal government's actions on trade and tax law will affect forklift makers and their customers. There will be winners and losers. Lift Trucks

HBR: Managers Think They’re Good At Coaching. They’re Not.

The Lean Thinker

“No… this is coaching. That means I talk, you listen.” ” Many years ago, those words began a 20 minute session that I can best describe as an “a** chewing.” ” The boss systematically went through all of the little notes he had been saving for over a year – like the fact that someone had commented that I had a cow lick in my hair one day many months ago, which was framed as “lack of grooming.”

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How to Reduce Warehouse Labor Costs With Smarter Order Picking

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

The word “travel” is usually associated with positive things. Vacations…New adventures…. Not so in the fulfillment warehouse, where travel time is the enemy of efficient order picking. In fact, it can comprise as much as 50% of the picking process – and up to half of your warehousing labor cost.

New paper published on Standards and carrier differentiation

Supply Chain and Logistics

My colleagues Chris Clott, Rob Cannizzaro and I just published a paper in the Journal of Shipping and Trade. In it we propose a new standard called ServiceTerms for classifying container cargo on six ACTION dimensions which are relevant to … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Service Management Shipping Strategy Supply Chains Uncategorized alliances containers customer service research transportation

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The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics


There’s no other way to describe it: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the world of logistics. That may seem like a cliché, or hype, or buzz, but it is true.

Nearly a quarter of Europe’s biggest retailers offer next-day delivery, industry quickly shifting to same-day delivery as standard


New research form Internet Retailing shows that the number of Top 500 European retailers offering next-day delivery rose by 50% last year. This means that 24% of the Top 500 retailers in the EEA now offer next-day deliveries.

Spirits distributor ISBG says blockchain is ready for business

DC Velocity

Beverage firm to apply blockchain and IoT to supply chain tasks in partnership with Bengala Technologies. Technology

Keeping Up with Customer Demands in the Ever-Evolving Supply Chain

Now, That's Logistics

As global supply chains extend outward and become increasingly intertwined, keeping up with evolving customer expectations isn’t getting any easier. Here are four ways to do it. Additional languages available.

eCommerce Packaging:  Why Polybags Could Equal Big Labor and Parcel Savings

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Raise your hand if you ever went to a birthday party and watched the guest of honor unwrap a huge box only to discover that it held a very small reward – one that was reached only after unwrapping a series of other large boxes. It was the ten-year-old’s version of comedy gold. Overpackaging still happens today in eCommerce packaging, only it’s not restricted to kids’ gifts. And in many cases, people find it annoying rather than funny. Parcel Transportation eCommerce Fulfillment

FROM PORT TO MARKET: How to Reduce Supply Chain Cycle Time for Asian Imports

West Coast and California Logistics

There’s a new supply chain mantra in the post-Amazon era, and that mantra is SPEED. Whether you are delivering to retailers or consumers, or both, customers want products faster in a more predictable time window.

7 Reasons ERP Systems Can Increase the Productivity of Your Manufacturing Industry


ERP systems are a raging trend in the corporate arena these days – these miraculous platforms are a sure shot way to infuse productivity into your routine operations!

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DoorDash Launches Monthly Subscription Service for Unlimited Food Deliveries


DoorDash, the on-demand restaurant delivery service, connecting customers with restaurants, debuted a new last week called DashPass , a subscription offering unlimited deliveries with no delivery fee. For $9.99

Striking the right balance

DC Velocity

Retailers need more sophisticated technology to manage inventory in an omnichannel world. Tools that improve visibility and flexibility are at the top of the list. Technology

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SWI Is Coming to Canada, Are You Ready?

Now, That's Logistics

With Canada’s new Single Window Initiative, clearing customs might get easier. But first, be prepared to provide import data a lot sooner … and a lot more of it!

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Secrets of Leaders: How They Obtain the Best Truckload Service and Pricing

CH Robinson Logistics

It’s been my privilege to work with MIT graduate students as they research service and pricing in the truckload market. Now, it’s time to see how your truckload strategy compares to the practices Leaders use to get the best performance and pricing.

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DOT Considers Reopening Trucking Hours of Service Rules

Material Handling and Logistics

ELD enforcement focuses attention on the need for greater flexibility

[PODCAST] Why Digital Tools to Optimize Inventory Management Allows Supply Chain Execs to Stay More Strategic at Every Link in the Supply Chain


Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode, we welcome Margaret Bendis, US Marketing Specialist for a company called EazyStock a cloud-based software-as-a-solution (SaaS) that optimizes inventory management.

Dark Kitchens: Deceptive Experience or Genius Strategy?


With the food delivery industry booming, the kitchens inside restaurant branches are not always ready to handle the influx of orders. What’s more, the restaurants themselves may not be located in strategic spots that enable drivers to avoid traffic and deliver their orders as fast as possible.

Curse of the Internet: E-commerce creates new challenges for customs

DC Velocity

Agencies are struggling to process a surging tide of time-sensitive e-commerce shipments while keeping tabs on security and regulatory compliance. Transportation

The Port of Santos

Now, That's Logistics

Brazil has had its ups and downs in recent years. Now that the recession is finally over, what lies ahead for its busiest port? Additional language available. Brazil is big. The world’s 5 th largest country by landmass is actually larger than the contiguous United States (the U.S.

Weber Opens New Long Beach Drayage Facility

West Coast and California Logistics

Weber Logistics has opened a new port drayage facility in Long Beach, CA, less than 1 mile from the port.

Logistics Simplified: Three Keys to Solving Your Supply Chain Problems

Material Handling and Logistics

The solutions to supply chain problems boil down to the right combination of three factors—technology, data and processes. In the supply chain, problems are often overcomplicated.

Blockchain for ELD Roadcheck: How the Technology Aids ELD Management


Implementation and review of trucking logs following the ELD mandate are well underway, and it is causing a headache for trucking managers and supply chains alike.

Technologies Reshaping The Global Digital Supply Chain


In our ongoing technology series, we have concentrated on the Informational and analytical innovation applications which are reshaping supply chain technology as we know it. Namely Blockchain technology, IoT, ( The Internet of Things ), supply chain digitization and 3-D printing.

Accomplishing the impossible: interview with Brad Jacobs

DC Velocity

The logistics industry existed before Brad Jacobs. It will likely never be the same after him. Transportation