May, 2018

Louis Vuitton Hackathon: 48 Hours to Unlock Operational Excellence


Earlier this month, Louis Vuitton invited Bringg to participate in a 2-day hackathon hosted at their Europa warehouse. As the world’s biggest luxury retail brand, their customers expect the best service with no compromise.

Aim younger: logistics is going to need more than a million more employees

The LoadStar

Logistics firms and their education advisors are now targeting children as young as 14 in an attempt to create more interest in the profession, as fears intensify of a gaping staff shortfall in the future.

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How Tech-Enabled Logistics Would be at Center of E-Commerce Growth


The World Bank has said logistical costs swallow up around a quarter of Indonesia’s gross domestic product, citing bottlenecks in supply chains, long dwelling times in ports and lengthy trade clearances.

Top 9 Tips to Consider When Transporting Oversized Cargo

Airfreight Logistics

The role that dedicated freighters play in the air cargo market is one that fulfills a vital niche.

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Block Chain technology in Logistics Sector

Jayem Logistics

Basic things people should know on Block Chain Technology: It is a relationship between consumers and suppliers without third person intervening. We can’t change data once it is posted. Each transaction is called as block and it is known by each and every person in that network.


Major forwarders begin the fight to get ahead in the digital supply chain race

The LoadStar

Digital start-ups may hit media headlines, but some of the biggest names in forwarding are making sizeable investments in digital technologies of their own. In the past 24 hours, DHL Supply Chain and Kuehne + Nagel have announced new platforms for what the so-called disruptors claim as their USP.

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5 Common Warehouse Management Mistakes You May be Making


Managing a warehouse isn’t a piece of pie. It takes meticulous planning, execution, and monitoring to stay on the right track. However, notwithstanding the good intention, there are some common warehouse management mistakes that we, as managers, end up committing without ever realizing that we are.

Start Managing Your Inbound Freight More Effectively Today

Talking Logistics

It’s time to make inbound freight a priority and begin reaping the benefits of a program that creates win-win rewards for all supply chain partners.

New Paper in Games

Supply Chain and Logistics

I recently published a new paper in the journal Games. You can see it below. It deals with a very important logistics problem. In a cold chain, different parcels require different conditions of temperature. A multiple compartment vehicle can be … Continue reading → Logistics My Research Production Operations Supply Chains cold chain cooperation game theory research supply chains

Passion AND Logistics: BlueGrace Collects Over 60,000 Pounds of Food for Homeless Animals

Blue Grace Logistics

Each year, BlueGrace female (Team Cats) and male (Team Dogs) employees compete against each other to see who can collect the most amount of pet food in total pounds.

Is Your TMS Technology Ready to Drive Supply Chain Excellence?

CH Robinson Logistics

In any endeavor, there are varying levels of success. This is true for supply chains, too. And the right technology, specifically a transportation management system (TMS) is the connective thread that makes the highest level of supply chain success possible.

Time for technology

DC Velocity

The 15h annual warehouse and DC metrics study shows many companies are trying to make the business case to invest in new supply chain technologies, such as robotics, the Internet of Things, or blockchain. Material Handling

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Carrier Insights with Kevin Hill

The Logistics of Logistics

download the audio file. Podcast Summary: In this episode, Joe interviews Kevin Hill , president and founder of Kevin has an MBA from the University of Oklahoma and was a freight broker. He also worked on Wall Street using business intelligence to inform mergers and acquisitions.

Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018

Talking Logistics

“Consumers are the disruptive force today, not technology.”. So stated Ken Hughes , a leading consumer and shopper behaviouralist, in his keynote presentation at Trasnsplace’s 16th Annual Shipper Symposium a couple of weeks ago.

Gartner Survey Reveals Scarcity of Current Blockchain Deployments

Supply Chain and Logistics

?Naturally CIOs are an entrenched bunch. But the lack of use cases that actually work is definitely a barrier to experimentation, along with the inflated cost and risk of finding software engineers with the expertise.? via Gartner Survey Reveals … Continue reading → Advanced Computing Labor Economics Leadership Supply Chains blockchain computing Logistics Software technology

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BlueGrace Logistics Opening Office In Chicago And Adding 80 Jobs

Blue Grace Logistics


The Port of Manzanillo — Poised for Growth

Now, That's Logistics

The Port of Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico. Photo: Additional Languages Available. With new management, port upgrades and expansion, and a record year in 2017, things are looking good for Mexico’s #1 port.

UPS revives program offering 3PLs parcel delivery service at LTL rates

DC Velocity

Initiative aimed at filling void for LTL shippers with loads eligible for pallet breakdown and migration to parcel. Transportation

The Best Shipping Method for Your Supply Chain: LTL v. Shared Milk Run

Carter Logistics

The Best Shipping Method for Your Supply Chain: LTL v. Shared Milk Run. The Best Shipping Method for Your Supply Chain: LTL v. Shared Milk Run. In today’s world, there are countless ways that a company can move freight from one location to another.

This Week in Logistics News (May 14-18, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Dispatches From the Road: Don Brobst

Kane is Able

In our new “Dispatches From the Road” feature, the KANE blog will periodically publish interviews with our drivers – the men and women who live and breathe the transportation topics we often write about. In our first segment, we interview KANE driver Don Brobst. Truck Drivers

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Accelerating Business Growth And Lowering Cost With Data Analytics

Blue Grace Logistics

Too many companies are experiencing transportation and freight expenses as one of their top three costs. Smaller companies feel the pinch the most. They typically incur greater logistics costs than medium and large sized companies, as do companies that sell lower product value goods.

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O Porto de Manzanillo – Preparado para o Crescimento

Now, That's Logistics

Foto: Com o novo gerenciamento, as modernizações e expansões do porto, um ano recorde em 2017, as coisas parecem boas para o Porto #1 do México. Quando o Porto de Manzanillo nomeou um novo Diretor Geral em janeiro, já desfrutava de um ano recorde.

XPO puts "differently abled" employees to work

DC Velocity

Transport and logistics giant launches pilot program in Pennsylvania. Strategy

Global Ecommerce By The Numbers: 12 Mind-Blowing Stats


billion people worldwide purchased goods online in 2017. That’s more than than 20% of the world’s population! Source:Statista). In 2017, retail e-commerce sales worldwide climbed to 2.3 trillion US dollars with revenues projected to grow to 4.88 trillion in 2021.

This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

Talking Logistics

My wife often jokes that she is the VP of Supply Chain and Logistics in our family. But it’s no joke, it’s true.

Technology and what lies beneath – the full cost of modernisation

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. You needn’t venture far to find an article or military concept which in some way promotes technology and capability modernisation as a means of addressing the next, albeit hypothesised, battlefield challenge.

Blockchain: Hype or Real? President of Blockchain Association, Tokyo, Clarifies


With technology, innovation is always around the corner. Some more than others. We have all seen the hikes in interest and following for tech innovations to have them fizzle out. We are at the start of such an upswing. Take a step further back, and you will get to the topic, Blockchain.

El Puerto de Manzanillo – Posicionado para crecer

Now, That's Logistics

Foto: Con nuevas administración, actualizaciones y ampliaciones de puertos y un año récord en 2017, el futuro se ve brillante para el puerto principal de México. Cuando el Puerto de Manzanillo nombró a un nuevo Director Gerente el enero pasado, ya disfrutaba de un año récord.

Fifth annual National Forklift Safety Day slated for June 12

DC Velocity

Forklift manufacturers will once again head to Washington, D.C., to educate customers, policymakers, and government officials about the safe use of forklifts and the importance of proper operator training. Lift Trucks

Lack of Warehouse Space: a Threat and an Opportunity


As online retail skyrockets, the need for warehouse spacing is booming. As demand for storage increases drastically, warehouse space simply can’t keep up with market needs – something which opens up opportunities for industry growth and modernization.

Combating Intermodal Market Challenges & Costs

Talking Logistics

It’s both an interesting and rather chaotic time in the intermodal market. The electronic logging devices (ELD) mandate is in full effect, and there have been some widespread market changes as a result.

The Most Common Supply Chain Fallacies

Logistics Viewpoints

This article describes the five most common fallacies surrounding supply chain management. Some of these are fallacies that have been around a long time and never seem to go away. Others are more recent in origin. The post The Most Common Supply Chain Fallacies appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Learning & Leadership fallacies supply chain

“How Are We Doing Better for the World?” – Millennials in Supply Chains

Morai Logistics

Millennials possess a dynamic resume of technical, innovative and transferable skills that researchers are defining as “hallmark” qualities of successful supply chains. Senior levels of management, including President of Morai Logistics, Kelli Saunders, recognize the contributions millennials give to the supply chain industry. During an intimate interview with host of Let’s Talk Supply Chain , Sarah Barnes, Saunders highlights the importance of women and millennials in supply chains.