Sat.Jul 13, 2019 - Fri.Jul 19, 2019

Four questions about cybersecurity every fleet executive must ask

Fleet Owner

Cybersecurity is an executive responsibility; it cannot be abdicated or blindly delegated — be it to an inside department or outside provider


Amazon Prime Day creates logistics challenges and opportunities alike

Logistics Management

As you may likely know, today and tomorrow are both part of Amazon Prime Day, which the global e-commerce titan refers to as “a 2-day parade of epic deals.” If that does not sum up exactly what Amazon Prime Day is, then there is a chance not much else will.

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How e-commerce is defining the future of LTL freight.


The e-commerce industry is reshaping LTL freight, and the evolution of technology is going to continue changing how shippers operate. Learn more as we explore the future of LTL freight and explain what factors will drive that change

Is the capacity crunch coming to an end?


For the past year, shipping capacity has been incredibly tight, leaving shippers and carriers wondering when things will improve. Take a look at existing trends and signs pointing to an improved market

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

5 Ways to Bring Your A Game to Sales with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

Ann, please give us the Cliff Notes (condensed) version of your career. Ann has been an executive coach for the past 10 past years. Prior to beginning her coaching practice, Ann was a speech pathologist who worked with brain injured patients for 25 years.

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UPS Remains Positive on Asia Opportunities

Logistics Trends and Insights

As global trade expectations are revised downward to 2.6% for 2019 from 3.0% in 2018 and the China-US trade war continues on, UPS remains focused on its global network.

Using Technology to Improve Inventory Management


Using technology in the warehouse is one of the most effective ways to improve inventory management and reduce returns. Since returns represent a significant cost to companies, it is imperative for retailers to take steps to improve inventory management and manage returns.

Why CSR-centric Brokerages are Leading the Industry


Meet Everett Johnson, founder and owner of Credence Logistics (CL).

Taking a college course for trucking job that doesn't yet exist

Fleet Owner

"Autonomous Vehicle Driver & Operations Specialist" is a 12-credit course and is open only to Class A CDL holders at an Arizona college

Course 164

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.

Four Transportation Management Trends to Watch

Logistics Viewpoints

The Transportation Management System market continues to grow at an impressive rate. I’ll get to the main factors that are driving this growth in another article, but the main reason is the robust ROI attributed to a TMS.

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NGVAmerica Hosting Webinar on Alternative Fuel Tax Credit

NGT News

NGVAmerica will be hosting a stakeholder webinar on July 31 to discuss the federal alternative fuel tax credit. Since it expired (after a retroactive extension) in 2017, NGVAmerica has been lobbying for an immediate extension of the $0.50/gallon alternative fuels excise tax credit (AFTC).

Five Crucial Areas for Successful Transformation to Digital Procurement

SIPMM Professional Publications

Digital technologies are revolutionizing the procurement function and companies increasingly recognize that applying digital to their procurement processes can yield significant competitive advantage yet adoption of new technologies has been slow.

Fleet electrification: What you need to know

Fleet Owner

Dave Hennessy, VP Research and Development from Horton shares the current trends and information on electrifying your fleet

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Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

How to Mitigate the Impact of Product Recalls in Your Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Product recalls are a regular occurrence, making the headlines on a monthly, even weekly basis. They affect not only the consumers of potentially harmful products, but also manufacturers, retailers, transportation providers, and others throughout the supply chain.

Less than Truckload (LTL) vs. Truckload (TL) freight: What's the difference?


Less than truckload (LTL) shipping allows multiple shippers to share space on the same truck. Truckload (TL) shipping is for shippers that need an entire truck. Learn more

Data Analytics for Optimizing Inventory

SIPMM Professional Publications

Data analytics is the process of examining structured and unstructured data sets in order to provide real-time up to update information that can facilitate the company to maximize the decision value in the business.

New carrier? Your FMCSA safety audit may now be conducted remotely.

Fleet Owner

FMCSA at one time tried to audit each new entrant within its first 18 months of operation until Congress urged that these initial audits be conducted within a year

The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

More Agile Robots Speed the Takeover of Jobs Once Done Only by Humans

Material Handling and Logistics

Robots that can see, learn and grip different items are advancing quickly into the retail, food-and-beverage and consumer-packaged-good industries

How Is Direct-to-Consumer Shipping Changing?


Technology has changed the business world as we know it in many ways. One noticeable transformation is the way consumers shop, not just in terms of buying goods but also the research process, order fulfillment and continued support — and that’s changing direct-to-consumer shipping.

Digital Procurement for the Banking Sector

SIPMM Professional Publications

“More Bang(Bank) for the buck”; “Do more with less”. This is what most organizations, especially CPOs in banks, are talking about when they think of procurement.

They leave because they can

Fleet Owner

If you want to find and retain employees you must develop a culture that attracts them and makes them want to stay with your fleet. But how do you do that


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.

Determining the ROI of a Parcel TMS

Logistics Viewpoints

Interest in adding a TMS for parcel continues to rise among shippers as the multifaceted ROI of a parcel TMS becomes better understood.

Cass Freight Index Report points to ongoing freight declines

Logistics Management

June shipments, at 1.181, decreased 5.3% annually, marking the seventh consecutive month of shipments declines

Blockchain Technology for the Construction Sector

SIPMM Professional Publications

Blockchain is such a transformative technology that can affect just about every business process that requires a trusted environment. Construction is a sector where trust is much-needed. An industry that is undergoing an important transformation with the introduction of digital technologies.

Can e-commerce be more efficient?

Fleet Owner

As e-commerce grows, so does demand for more warehouses and increased congestion in cities

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.