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Chinese New Year 2020: Avoiding Delays in Your Supply Chain


Although the Chinese New Year of Spring Festival is a significant fixture in every season, it can be unclear for newer shippers.

Sulfur 2020: New Year, New Regulations for Ocean Transport

Trans Global Auto Logistics

Ready or not, the New Year is bringing sweeping changes globally to the ocean transport industry. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) will implement the new Sulfur regulation rule on January 1, 2020. The regulation reduces the amount of Sulfur contents allowed in a ships’ fuel oil to.50%.

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Electronic Proof of Delivery Software Gives Santa High-Tech Tools to Deliver Old-School Christmas Cheer


The post Electronic Proof of Delivery Software Gives Santa High-Tech Tools to Deliver Old-School Christmas Cheer appeared first on Paragon Routing. Proof of Delivery

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2020 Logistics Outlook: 3 Trends That Will Make an Impact

PLS Logistics

The start of the new decade marks many significant shifts in the logistics and transportation industry. The past few years in the logistics and transportation industry brought the most contradictory and fast-growing trends to the spotlight.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

How Can a Dirty Truck Scale Cost You Money?

Quality Scales Unlimited

A good way to remain in compliance and prevent downtime is by properly maintaining truck scales. If a scale is dirty or has a build-up of debris and material it can lead to various problems like inaccuracy and potentially cut down the life of the scale.

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Two-year delay in entry level driving training rule ‘concerns’ trucking industry

Logistics Management

The trucking industry has waited at least three years for the federal government to issue standardized rules for entry-level training for truck drivers. Now it appears the industry will have to wait a couple more years for those rules to be issued

Guide to a Successful Wireless Warehouse Implementation


As the pressure to move cargo more quickly and with minimal errors increases, having a reliable wireless network is necessary. Cyzerg estimates that 7 out of 10 warehouses of small and mid-size businesses are experiencing issues with their wireless warehouse networks.

Deja New:  Why Today’s Subscription Box Fulfillment Is Especially Challenging

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re a big fan of subscription boxes, join the club. According to recent research from Clutch, more than half of online buyers currently use one or more versions of this highly convenient purchasing model.

What is Predictive Analytics and How is it Used in Supply Chain Operations?


You may be familiar with the term predictive analytics – but have you ever stopped to ask yourself what it really means for your supply chain? Analytics help companies streamline process efficiencies and make sure important trends aren’t overlooked.

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.

Working with rising rates throughout the holidays and beyond.


Freight rates are expected to increase during the coming holiday season and into the new year. Learn how small to medium-sized businesses can account for rising rates and secure capacity in 2020

Echo Global Logistics CEO Waggoner provides a deep dive on market trends and issues

Logistics Management

Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Doug Waggoner, CEO of Chicago-based 3PL Echo Global Logistics, about various topics, including pricing, capacity, trucking insurance, and Peak Season

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The Evolution of Container Ships

MTS Logistics

Container shipping has significantly evolved over time. Both ships and the technology used for container shipping have developed throughout the years.

TD140: The Listener/Reader Feedback Show #3

Trucker Dump

After a long hiatus, we’re back to catch up on lots of listener/reader feedback and about three months of news stories. So basically, there’s not much to see here today except a crap ton of show notes with links to everything that was talked about in the podcast version.

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.

Is there a Santa Claus?

Overdrive Online

An answer to the question from owner-op Clifford Petersen, and this special wish: "Merry Christmas, my fellow drivers. May the road ahead be clear and dry, and may you always remember and never neglect the gift you have been given.". Uncategorized christmas holidays Santa Claus


Humanitarian logistics beyond national boundaries

Logistics Management

As global logistics managers know, the world is seeing the greatest displacement of peoples for over half a century. Indeed, millions are fleeing from war, persecution and poverty, while the proliferation of crises and needs is becoming extraordinary as are the dramatic humanitarian consequences

Key Shipping, Logistics, and Trade Developments as 2019 Comes to a Close

MTS Logistics

A lot is happening in the world of global shipping, trade, and logistics as 2019 comes to a close. Below are some highlights to be aware of. The shipping landscape has changed throughout 2019. The U.S.

Taming the Beast of Retail Supply-Chain Operations

Supply Chain Brain

Retail supply-chain executives are under intense pressure to support the seamless omnichannel experiences that consumers are demanding in the digital age

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.

IATA to Improve Efficiency of Cargo Handling Audits

Airfreight Logistics

The International Air Transport Association ( IATA ) has launched a new program to raise global standards in cargo handling operations. The Smart Facility Operational Capacity (SFOC) program aims to reduce audit complexity and duplication for cargo handling facilities.

A view from the supply chain roundtable

Logistics Management

Last summer, we heard from supply chain executives from three small to mid-sized companies on the challenges faced by their organizations and how they’re addressing them

Gather ’round the fire …

Overdrive Online

Six years ago around this time of the year, Overdrive asked readers to name the "best Christmas song of all time." From a big list, readers then voted on a final list -- these songs represent the results, from bottom to top. Bonus: A selection of trucking-themed holiday tunes. Merry Christmas. Uncategorized christmas Christmas songs Erich McMann music

Supply-Chain Innovation: In the Front Office or Back?

Supply Chain Brain

In recent years, supply chain has become a hotbed of innovation and a darling of venture investors. A series of new technologies has matured and brought new life to this historically rather stodgy space

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.”

The Cloud: Transforming Supply Chains Part 2

Morai Logistics

The cloud is redefining the way in which supply chains can operate to their tremendous benefit—here’s how. . The cloud is a technology that at times goes overlooked. It doesn’t quite generate the same attention as some other tech buzzwords like blockchain or AI. Yet, the cloud is the facilitator of supply chain innovation. It is the mechanism through which digital transformation becomes a reality.

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The American Association of Port Authorities digs the USMC deal

Logistics Management

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAP) gave a big thumb’s up recently when the House approved U.S.-Mexico-Canada

Boeing Announces Leadership Changes

Airfreight Logistics

Boeing announced today that its Board of Directors has named current Chairman, David L. Calhoun, as Chief Executive Officer and President, effective January 13, 2020. Mr. Calhoun will remain a member of the Board. In addition, Board member Lawrence W.

Automation Allows Companies to Shed Human Workers. Can It Also Save Them?

Supply Chain Brain

Automation is generally seen as the enemy of human workers. But can it also be used to avoid layoffs

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.