Sat.Aug 24, 2019 - Fri.Aug 30, 2019

RNG: Moving beyond zero emissions

Fleet Owner

Renewable natural gas (RNG) has been receiving a lot of buzz lately. You may have seen this recent headline: UPS makes largest purchase of renewable natural gas ever in the U.S. UPS contracted with Clean Energy to purchase 170 million-gallon equiva

4 Strategies to Attract and Retain Warehouse Workers

Cyzerg

In warehousing, as in every other organization, it’s the people who make or break the business. At a time when warehouse workers are swift to move from one warehouse to another, retaining them may seem to be a daunting task.

New Trends in Sustainable Packaging May Shake Up E-Commerce Shipping

Kuebix

Almost every online order fulfilled means another cardboard box shipped to a consumer. It should come as no surprise that cardboard boxes are contributing an unprecedented amount to overall cardboard waste.

Why Chattanooga is the Silicon Valley of Trucking with Craig Fuller

The Logistics of Logistics

[01:04] Tell us a little bit about you and your company. I am Craig Fuller, founder and CEO of FreightWaves, which is based in Chattanooga, TN. I grew up in a trucking family and worked in my dad’s company.

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.

6 Benefits of Automated Material Handling

Cerasis

In the logistics and supply chain industries, every edge counts. That’s why facilities managers and decision makers everywhere are exploring the benefits of automated material handling.

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What’s Your Burger Made of This Labor Day Weekend?

Kuebix

Beef burgers have been a summer barbecuing staple for generations of Americans. From Memorial Day to Labor Day families and friends will gather to share this favorite food in backyards across the country, not to mention year-long at many popular fast-food chains.

Managing Logistics for The World’s Largest Company with Gary Sostack

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:38] Please introduce yourself and your company. I’m Gary Sostack, President and Founder of ElementaLogistics LLC. We assist 3PLs with their bid packages to corporations, and we work with corporations who don’t see supply chain as their core activity. [01:20] 01:20] Tell us a little about your background. I grew up in New York and graduated from the New York Institute of Technology. While putting myself through school, I got a part-time job at JFK airport which opened my eyes to logistics.

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Fontaine relocating modification center closer to new Hino plant

Fleet Owner

Fontaine Modification announced it is relocating its West Virginia modification center closer to a new Hino truck manufacturing plant. Fontaine said the new center in Mineral Wells offers double the production space and all

4 Workforce Management Jobs that Can’t be Ignored

Logistics Viewpoints

You know the drill. The order comes in at 3:59pm and company policy says anything ordered by 4:00 gets shipped the same day. You immediately assign it to your workforce to fulfill. But it’s not like the workforce you had when you became a manager 5 or 10 years ago.

Will Greater Data Granularity Lead to Better, Faster Decisions?

Speaker: Dave Food, Strategy Director at Prophetic Technology

With the increasing granularity of data coming from consumption points through extended data ecosystems of the Internet of things and with the integration of networks meaning net real-time change can be dynamically modeled and executed, what is the role of Supply Chain planning? Join Dave Food, Strategy Director of Prophetic Technology, on December 11th and learn how data is changing your supply chain!

Retail Compliance Programs: How to Exceed Retailer Expectations

Talking Logistics

The retail industry is evolving and adapting to new consumer demands which is shifting the supply chain landscape. Retailers expect more supply chain visibility, shorter delivery times, and real-time connectivity from shippers and carriers.

Drones to play key role in food cold chain logistics

Logistics Management

A new generation of transport providers may be making some forms of temperature control system irrelevant, says the upstart drone company, Flytrex

Dorian targeting Florida as hurricane after Puerto Rico run

Fleet Owner

New path shows storm menacing Orlando by early Monday. A second tropical storm has flood watches in effect for much of New England

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3 Powerful Ways ERP Can Improve the Manufacturing Process

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Is anything more important to your manufacturing process than securing materials, managing orders, and payments, and having the right staff to run it all? I don’t think so. Thankfully, these are three specific areas where an ERP can help even the most advanced manufacturer.

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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.

Surprise CVSA Inspections Find 1,600 Brake Violations

Material Handling and Logistics

Focus on truck brake safety continues in September

What Digital Freight Isn’t

Talking Logistics

There is a lot of discussion today about digital freight, whether it’s a threat or opportunity for the logistics industry. There is also a lot of hype and confusion. Understanding what digital freight is — and what it isn’t — is important for all stakeholders to succeed in the industry. Last week, as part of. Read more What Digital Freight Isn’t. The post What Digital Freight Isn’t appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Fight over proposed Arizona inspection station heats up

Fleet Owner

The station in Nogales at the Mariposa Port of Entry came about as a compromise between FMCSA and ADOT that local leaders say is adequate for the current traffic

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Demand Planning Breaks Down During Recessions

Logistics Viewpoints

Bonds had a yield curve inversion on August 14th. This often often signals a recession within about 14 months. Demand planning is difficult in these circumstances. This article discusses how supply chain teams can do better in these circumstances.

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.

Trade tension and uncertainty from tariffs puts supply chains on alert

Logistics Management

Steering government in the right direction

Truck News

As we enter into an election period, both provincially and federally, the output from governments has screeched to a halt. As I’m sure you already know, this is due to election laws that prevent governments from making certain announcements during … Human Resources Transportation Newsletter

Spot truckload pricing shows signs of bottoming out

Fleet Owner

Spot truckload freight pricing held firm during the week ending August 25 despite a 3% drop in the number of posted loads, said DAT Solutions, which operates the industry’s largest network of load boards. The number of posted trucks increased 2.6%

Cargo Drones: The Future of Shipping?

MTS Logistics

The concept of drone delivery is barely in its infancy, yet several startups and thought leaders are already taking tangible steps toward developing unmanned drones to deliver goods across long distances, including heavy cargo.

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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.”

Precautions and Preparation for Hurricane Dorian

Material Handling and Logistics

Stay safe and treat this story like it might be the big one

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[PODCAST] What is the State of Freight Pricing?

Cerasis

Listen to “What is the State of Freight Pricing” on Spreaker.

Trucking by the Numbers: Safety

Fleet Owner

Editor's note: This is the fourth of a five-part series of Fleet Owner's annual Trucking by the Numbers report. Read the first, second, and third part here. In this section of Trucking by the Numbers, our focus is safety. What could be mo

How The Modern Retail Store Is Wreaking Havoc on Wholesalers

Logistics Viewpoints

Connected commerce has affected change at every echelon of inventory asset management. Retailer requirements now demand that wholesalers offer a new set of capabilities to fulfill their role in delivering on the customer value chain.

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.