Sat.Dec 14, 2019 - Fri.Dec 20, 2019

How to secure LTL capacity with e-commerce growth in mind.

Freightquote

For small to medium-sized businesses, ensuring they have a strong e-commerce shipping strategy in place is essential to holiday success. Learn how to prepare for the holiday shipping season

7 Things to Know About Transportation Management Heading Into 2020

Learncor

Driver and capacity shortages, technology advances, and tariff increases. Those were just some of the trends we saw mark the transportation industry in 2019. But what’s ahead for 2020 and how can you prepare?

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Adopting Blockchain in Automotive

Mazars Ledger Manufacturing and Distribution

Blockchain is commonly thought of as a technology connected to crypto currencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum. In reality, a blockchain is a complex distributed ledger of transactions, which has an added layer of security due to the replication of the chain as data is entered and validated by users.…

How To Reduce Soft Costs in Shipping

Dedola Global Logistics

Archives When it comes to choosing the right international freight forwarder for your shipping needs, cost plays a factor in your decision.

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.

Australian Car Import Changes: What this means for you

Trans Global Auto Logistics

Australian Car Import Changes. If you’re planning to import a vehicle into Australia, you’re in luck. Thanks to a new law , you’re able to choose from a wider variety of vehicles. The law allows vehicles 25 years and older to be imported if basic safety requirements are met.

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A Handy Acronym to Reduce Parcel Shipping Costs

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

This holiday season blog is our gift to budget-conscious B2C shippers who need to control fulfillment expenses. The subject: reducing parcel shipping costs. How do you do it? Think P – A – R – C – E – L.

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The More Things Change: 7 Totally Predictable Supply Chain Predictions for 2020

Talking Logistics

We all know the saying: The more things change, the more they stay the same. This is certainly true in supply chain and logistics.

Did Black Friday/Cyber Monday Tax Your Logistics Operation?

Kuebix

This year’s Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday retail sales broke records. According to Shopify, over 25.5 million consumers made a purchase from a Shopify merchant on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or in between. Shoppers spent an average of $83.05

Developing an LTL and E-Commerce Focused Shipping Strategy

Cerasis

Omnichannel is “in.” Siloed channels are out. Customers expect to get whatever they want, whenever they want, at the prices they want and the ability to change their minds up to the delivery time. It sounds like a shipping nightmare, and in some respects, it is.

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.

How to Boost WMS Productivity Right Now

Cerasis

There are countless ways to improve performance and reap higher profitability in your organization. Such measures include investing in a warehouse management system (WMS) and using labor management to improve WMS productivity.

US Trucking Rates Expected to Rise in 2020

ShipLilly

Slow US economic growth has not dampened the forecasts for truckload pricing in the coming year. Both a leading third-party logistics provider (3PL) and a spot market load board operator have argued that the prices will experience a turnaround in 2020.

Are Mega Ships Better for Ports?

MTS Logistics

Liner shipping is the most efficient mode of transportation of goods. Recently, the amount of goods transported by the global container ?eet eet has almost doubled, reaching over 200 million TEUs per year.

Did the Grinch Use Supply Chain Technologies?

Talking Logistics

This past weekend I was trying to get into the holiday spirit and caught the original animated 1966 version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” on television.

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.

These Three Technologies are Hot, But Are Supply Chains Adopting Them?

Logistics Bureau

Blockchain, artificial intelligence, and robotics are some of the hottest technologies to grace the business stage, if the media is to be believed. Have they hit the mainstream in major industries though? We took a look at the state of adoption in the supply chain world, and here’s what we found.

House Passes Bill That Includes Alternative Fuel Tax Credits

NGT News

The House this week passed a tax extenders package that includes an extension of the $0.50/gallon alternative fuel excise tax credit, along with other measures important to the clean-fuel transportation industry.

FedEx falls hard in its latest earnings report

Logistics Trends and Insights

In this Air Cargo World contribution , we take a closer look at FedEx’s disappointing fiscal second-quarter earnings. For more on this topic, check out our live blogging page. We shared thoughts during FedEx’s earnings call as well as afterward.

What truckload shippers can expect as we head into 2020.

Freightquote

The 2019 shipping market was defined by record low rates that resulted in increases in the quality of shipments. Learn what this means for the 2020 market, as well as how you can continue to take advantage of these trends moving forward

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.

[Video] The Evolution From Control Tower To Center Of Excellence

Talking Logistics

Sergio Nuñez, Managing Director, Americas Center of Excellence at GEODIS, discusses how a Center of Excellence delivers business value to companies.

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Fuel Fact Check: Diesel is Cleaner

NGT News

Fuel Fact Check: School Buses Claim: Diesel is comparable or even cleaner than other fuel types. School bus operators have options when it comes to clean fuel.

Warehouse Design and Automation. Do you need it?

Logistics Bureau

Mal Walker will show us what’s around warehouse design and automation. As you might not know yet, he is one of our expert consultants in Logistics Bureau and he’s been going across the US to check out on the latest warehousing technologies including automation.

How Delivery Businesses Are Fighting Climate Change

Routific

We surveyed a few thousand delivery businesses and found a shocking truth: 72% of them are still planning the routes for their delivery drivers manually.

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.”

[WEBINAR REPLAY] The State of Autonomous Self Driving Freight Trucks

Cerasis

Fill out the Form Below to Request a Replay of the Webinar Cerasis invites you to download a replay of the “The State of Autonomous Self Driving Freight Trucks” Webinar we held with TuSimple on December 4th, 2019 a 3 PM CST. Fill out the form to left to get a copy of the webinar.read More.

Microtransit Fleet Takes Delivery of First Two Electric Ford Transits

NGT News

Lightning Systems says it has delivered the first two units of an initial order of six Lightning Electric Ford Transit 350HD wheelchair-accessible passenger vans to Freebee, an operator of on-demand public transportation in south Florida.

Holiday season on-time performance is solid for carriers, with some challenges, too

Logistics Management

Data issued this week by two separate organizations for on-time performance of holiday shipments for week 49 and week 50 of 2019 showed that carriers are dealing with seasonal challenges and spikes, while on-time performance remained solid over all

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8 Best Route Planner Apps For Deliveries: 2019 Review

Routific

Getting tired of manually planning routes for your drivers? Looking for ways to make your life easier with route planning software, but not sure where to start?

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.