July, 2018

Problem: What Does Maintenance Cost?

The Lean Thinker

Another interesting “homework problem” showed up in the searches today: an assembly line turns out parts at the rate of 250 per hour. on the average, the line must be shut down for maintenance for 20 hours during a month. how much production is lost each month? Answer: None.

Self-Driving Trucks and the Future of US Supply Chains

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. Self-Driving Trucks and the Future of US Supply Chains.

How to Implement Elastic Logistics without Losing Your Workforce


Elastic logistics is the new and evolved version of 'lean supply chain movement'. As technology has caught up with logistics, latest delivery schedule and route planning help companies are on top of all market demand fluctuations and keep their products on shelves at all times or reach the consumer's door within a day or two.

Emirates SkyCargo Transport Record Volume of Mangoes from Mumbai

Airfreight Logistics

The freight division of Emirates Airlines, Emirates SkyCargo recently announced they had transported a record number of mangoes from Mumbai, India for the months of May and June 2018.

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.

Increasing Transportation and Logistics Sales Using CRM with Troy Goode

The Logistics of Logistics

Download the audio file. Podcast Summary: In this podcast, Joe interviews Troy Goode, Co-Founder and CTO of Lanetix, about increasing transportation and logistics sales for companies using customer relationship management (CRM).

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6 Ways To Survive the Summer at Bringg HQ


As the heat rises and the team grows, we’re in the midst of a busy and exciting summer here at Bringg. As our lists of global clients gets ever longer, so does our team get ever bigger. We now exactly 100 people on staff – an exciting milestone, perfect for a summer celebration.

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Trucking Delays are Coming … is Your Company Ready?

Now, That's Logistics

Five ways to make sure the LTL and FTL capacity crunch doesn’t hit your company where it hurts.

What Do You Mean By That?  Key Parcel Shipping Terms That Could Save (Or Cost) You Big

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Each year, the world’s most popular dictionaries make headlines when they announce their latest additions. And in case you’re curious, some of this year’s winners included hangry and mansplaining.). It’s a huge reminder that our day-to-day vocabularies are constantly evolving – and that it’s always a good idea for everyone to be on the same page about what a commonly used expression means. With apologies to Noah Webster, we’d like to do the same thing with this week’s blog.

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2018 Parcel Oversize Changes: Tightening of the Vise

Talking Logistics

With the 2018 General Rate Increase (GRI), FedEx and UPS are further “tightening the vise” for oversize packages. What Has Changed? Below is a comparison of 2017 vs. 2018 parameters for oversize shipments: Source: enVista.

The Top 5 Manufacturing Challenges in 2018


The manufacturing challenges in 2018 were evident. It’s an important sector to both current and emerging markets. These are the most commonly faced manufacturing challenges to the industry in the US in 2018. Manual handling and safety Manufacturing can be a dangerous industry, and it’s vital that manufacturers are aware of health and safety regulations. According to the Bureau Labor of Statistics , in the last recorded year, there were approximately 2.9

Looking at OSHA in a different light

DC Velocity

Federal agency can be a guide for best practices, not just a source of penalties, forklift executive suggests. Lift Trucks

Deliveries are Booming, but so are Fuel Prices


Fuel prices in the US have increased by more than 30 percent over the past year. In fact, the recent surge in oil prices is the biggest since 2004. This is becoming a serious issue for any business for which shipping or deliveries are mission-critical.

Location, Location, Location

Now, That's Logistics

Additional language available. How Port Selection is Becoming Increasingly Critical to Supply Chain Strategy. Building an efficient supply chain involves a bewildering number of factors.

Offsetting the Parcel Oligopoly:  Helpful Hints for Controlling Your eCommerce Delivery Spend

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

There are many industries that are chock full of competition. Unfortunately for your business, parcel delivery isn’t one of them. Much like Henry Ford was glad to sell people a car in any color “as long as it was black,” your company is free to use any eCommerce delivery option you want – as long it involves UPS, FedEx, DHL or the USPS. Parcel Transportation eCommerce Fulfillment

Mexico’s President-Elect AMLO Brings Even More Uncertainties With the US-Mexico Relations

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. Mexico’s President-Elect AMLO Brings Even More Uncertainties With the US-Mexico Relations. On July 1st, 2018 history was made in Mexico.

Important Factors in Last Mile Delivery

Talking Logistics

Last Mile Delivery is one of the fastest growing, and most difficult, areas in logistics. When you consider that last mile deliveries can account for nearly 30 percent of total delivery costs, and that you can win or lose a customer for life depending on a good or bad delivery experience, its importance cannot be overstated. What does it take to create a great customer experience in last mile delivery?

Did you say $5.15 a mile?

DC Velocity

That's right. A mid-July haul from Spokane, Wash. to Key West, Fla. fetched that princely sum. That doesn't include a fuel surcharge equal to 22 percent of the rate. Transportation

McKinsey Report: Tech Developments in Last Mile Deliveries Outpacing Expectations


A new report from McKinsey released this month titled “ Fast forwarding last mile delivery ” illustrates how the rapid acceleration of tech developments in last mile deliveries is pressurizing both incumbent and new market players to evolve faster than they had planned.

4 Ways Advanced Tech is Creating Connected Supply Chains

Now, That's Logistics

As the world continues to evolve into a massive digital network, the battle to stay connected, improve communication with trading partners, and keep up with advancing technology continues.

“Coast”-Effective Fulfillment:  7 Reasons to Use a Los Angeles Area Warehouse

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Even if you’re not a huge movie buff, there’s a lot to love about Southern California – especially when it comes to eCommerce fulfillment. With millions of residents and world-class seaports, it’s part of the country’s most populous state, not to mention its busiest international logistics gateway for incoming container shipments. And that’s just a couple of reasons why Los Angeles warehousing could be an ideal fit for you. eCommerce Fulfillment

Small to Mid-Sized Companies Benefit with Carter Logistics

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. Small to Mid-Sized Companies Benefit with Carter Logistics. Supply chain management is a complex, innovative industry, and Carter Logistics drives the solutions that can help companies succeed.

Takeaways from the IBM Watson Supply Chain Summit

Talking Logistics

I haven’t attended an industry conference over the past year, or participated in a client meeting, where blockchain — along with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning — hasn’t been part of the conversation.

FMCSA denies owner-operator group bid for 5-year exemption from ELD mandate

DC Velocity

Request did not address difficulties in validating drivers who meet exemption criteria, agency tells OOIDA. Transportation

Blockchain Technology in Logistics: What Are the Implementation Challenges?


Blockchain explores more and more industries every day. Due to a popularity of Bitcoin , this technology has already demonstrated countless opportunities for the financial area. Entrepreneurs from many other industries are trying to use the blockchain technology in other areas, and the window of opportunities looks impressive. The main advantage of blockchain is its transparency and ability to optimize ecosystems of digital information.

Guide to Ensuring Your Multi-carrier API is Ready for Prime Time

Logistics Viewpoints

If your job is to develop a connector from your business systems to a multi-carrier API, there are some important considerations you should keep in mind. It’s a multi-carrier world. The days of picking a carrier or two to handle all your transportation needs are long gone. Customers are demanding more delivery options. The driver shortage and carrier capacity crunch are creating reliability issues. As a result, costs are only going up with no […].

Amazon’s New Delivery Service Partners Initiative Expands Their Delivery Network Using Franchised Fleets


Last week Amazon launched Delivery Services Partners , a new initiative aimed at encouraging entrepreneurs to set up their own delivery business.

China’s Silk Road Initiative to Benefit from Trade War

Logistics Trends and Insights

China’s Silk Road initiative, better known as One Belt One Road ( OBOR ), received a big boost as the US implemented additional tariffs on Chinese goods with threats of even more.

This Week in Logistics News (July 9-13, 2018)

Talking Logistics

My voice is a little sore this morning. It could be from all the cheering last night. My son’s Little League All-Star team advanced to the District Championship with a thrilling win last night. If the team wins tomorrow, they advance to the next round of the State Championship tournament.

What are buyers looking for in a WMS?

DC Velocity

New research offers insight into what distribution and supply chain professionals want when they go to purchase warehouse software. Technology

[PODCAST] Why Using Logistics & Transportation Technology is Vital to Gain “Shipper of Choice” in Any Capacity Crunch


Cerasis brings you another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” ” Remember, you can catch every episode of “The Freight Project Podcast” by going over to the Podcast section of “ The Freight Institute !” ” You can also subscribe and find this podcast on Apple iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Soundcloud , YouTube , and iHeartRadio! As a reminder, we publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute. We hope you enjoy!

The Importance of Retail Compliance in Today’s Market

Blue Grace Logistics

Logistics and supply chain management has become a very tight game, almost cutthroat in its harsh severity. Consumers want their product today, that means that retailers want it delivered, checked in, and on the shelf yesterday.

6 Supply Chain Trends That Could Truly Shake You Up (2018 Update)

Logistics Bureau

Trend identification is a tricky business. Supply chain trends make it yet more complex because they represent the intersections of so many different domains. What is a supply chain trend-spotter to do? Some pick out particular statistics to make precise, but meaningless forecasts. Others wave their hands and announce sweeping megatrends that sound impressive, but that lack supporting data. A Different Perspective on Business Trends and Supply Chains. We take a different approach here.

PillPack is Just the Beginning of Amazon’s Healthcare Plans

Logistics Trends and Insights

Spending on prescription medicines in the United States is expected to increase 4% to 7% through 2021, reaching $580 billion to $610 billion. That’s a big market and one that Amazon has been rumored to enter for quite some time. Now, it’s come true with the acquisition of online pharmacy PillPack.