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.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

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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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.

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.

Multi-colored barcodes could store three times the data as black and white

DC Velocity

JAB-Code patterns will likely see applications in government ID documents before logistics, AIM says. Technology

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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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.

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.

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

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?

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.

Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be? It's 2019, and consumers are expecting shipping to be cheap and quick, but that can turn into a real headache from the shipper's side of the equation if you don't make the appropriate changes. But what changes do you even need to make? Join Hannah Testani, COO of Intelligent Audit, as she takes us through the reasons why your shipping could cost so much, and how to use big data and digital transformation to move the needle on your transportation spend.

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.

“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

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.

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.

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

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.

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How many distribution centers do we even need, and is that number feasible? Can we use historical data to plan for demand and design our networks, or is there a better way? If we're going to offer the speed of shipping and variety of inventory that today's customers have come to expect, there are a lot of different questions that need to be asked. Join Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations at Helix and an experienced global supply chain strategist, as she walks through the key questions to a successful and efficient distribution network. You'll leave knowing what data you can start collecting today to answer these questions.

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.

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.

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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.

[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!

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