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The Principles of a Warehouse Layout Design

Cyzerg

Planning a warehouse layout design can be a complex process due to the various factors involved. This process includes strategically planning a facility layout that can properly utilize the space available , facilitate the smooth functioning of operations, and increase efficiency.

How to Use Augmented Reality in Logistics

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: Today’s article is from Mary Byrd who speaks to the ways companies can use augmented reality in logistics.

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Vital Freight Measurements: 4 Things You Might Not Know

Freight Center

LTL Shipping Freight Preparation

Top 4 Ways Your Delivery Business Should Be Communicating With Customers

WorkWave

Time To Read: 3 minutes. Today’s customers have higher demands than ever before when it comes to their online orders, and satisfying your customers is one of your top priorities as a last-mile delivery company.

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Can Help “Future-Proof” Supply Chains

Kuebix

Over the past couple of months, most supply chains have weathered an unexpected storm. Rules and regulations are updated frequently in order for manufacturers, retailers and distributors to continue delivering.

Transporting Perishable Goods? Some Important Factors to Consider.

Blue Grace Logistics

Transporting perishable goods and fresh produce is fraught with higher risks than regular dry cargo. There’s a risk of spoilage and loss of freshness and quality. Perishable goods need a specialized mode of transportation, refrigerated trailers, or reefers.

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CASE STUDY: Handling a 500% order Spike During Pandemic

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Public Goods sells quality household products that are healthy, sustainable and ultra-affordable. Most sales are online at publicgoods.com, but in early 2020 the company began national distribution to a major retail chain.

Goodbye NAFTA, Hello USMCA

Talking Logistics

Remember when global trade topics like China tariffs, Brexit, and NAFTA/USMCA dominated the news?

Shippers ‘held to ransom’ from blanked sailings and feeder problems

Supply Chain and Logistics

The constant stream of blanked sailings is predictably disrupting many supply chains and networks. Shippers are not getting the message, and it’s costing them extra, unplanned expense. That will percolate down to their customers as well, both in reliability and … Continue reading → Logistics Service Management Shipping Strategy Supply Chains customer service intermodal transport ocean shipping port management

Logistics Telematics and Their Value in Reducing Dwell Time and Accessorials

Cerasis

The rise of e-commerce contributed to an immense demand for more small package logistics. Unfortunately, partial management is anything but easy. Meanwhile, the list of new charges and possible accessorials continues to expand.

Managed Transportation Service Providers Compete on their Tech Stack

Logistics Viewpoints

Managed transportation service providers compete on their tech stack. The transportation management system is core, but the platforms also have complementary applications, visibility and advanced analytics.

From adulation to stigmatization

Truck News

Just as Canada’s truck drivers were adjusting to the unfamiliar warmth of widespread public adoration, there are concerning reports that adulation is turning to stigmatization.

NREL Issues RFP for CRADA Projects to Support Hydrogen Technologies

NGT News

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has issued a request for proposals for qualified partners to participate in cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) projects with the U.S.

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Target Reverse Logistics: Start With the Top Challenges in the Reverse Supply Chain

Cerasis

Establishing clear channels for the routing of reverse logistics represents a significant challenge in the modern supply-chain. Organizations that successfully target reverse logistics challenges can streamline the returns management process and lower total freight spend.

TMS and Digital Freight: The Experts Speak

Logistics Viewpoints

When it comes to TMS and digital freight, there is a lot of interest. More and more TMS suppliers are integrating digital marketplaces into their core TMS offering.

‘Disabled’ cellphones no defence against distracted driving charges

Truck News

Distracted driving is now under more scrutiny than ever. A recent decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal has confirmed that holding a cellphone while driving is an offence even when it is disabled or turned off. In a case called R.

DynoSafe: The Unattended Residential Delivery Solution

Logistics Trends and Insights

by Dean Maciuba, Director of Consulting Services, Logistics Trends & Insights. If you follow me on LinkedIn, then you already know that I regularly opine on that ugly and costly, e-commerce driven, residential delivery.

[Video] Making A Difference: Feeding America & Transplace

Talking Logistics

The current COVID-19 pandemic is creating many supply chain challenges for companies and organizations around the world, but it’s also serving as a catalyst for change and innovation.

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4 Ways Supply Chain Modeling Enhances Enterprise Resilience

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain modeling is essential to substantiated resiliency analysis and to the planning of risk responses. A supply chain model is the digital representation of the structure, product flows and policies of a physical supply chain.

Commentary: Increasing motor carrier insurance liability limits

Commercial Carrier Journal

Congress is considering legislation to raise minimum required insurance liability limits for motor carriers from $750,000 to $2 million. The minimum has not changed in nearly 40 years. On its face, reviewing the minimum makes sense after passage of time.

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PERC Creates Online Learning Resources for Propane Autogas Fleets

NGT News

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has created online learning resources with educational information about propane autogas for fleets and service technicians that are starting to return to work after recent shutdowns while navigating through new challenges.

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U.S. Treasury injects YRC Worldwide with $700 million for 30% equity stake

Logistics Management

The U.S. government entered the $46 billion less-than-truckload (LTL) industry by effectively purchasing 30% of financially troubled LTL giant YRC Worldwide in exchange for a badly needed $700 million cash infusion

How AI and Blockchain Can Minimize Supplier Complexity

Supply Chain Brain

Companies are drawing on data intelligence to simplify supplier onboarding, enable deeper collaboration and create new value for customers

The Food Industry Needs Visibility In The Supply Chain

Trinity Logistics

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IDTechEx: Pure Battery-Electric Buses to Dominate Market by 2040

NGT News

The pressing need for cities around the world to improve air quality, alongside commitments by many governments to address climate change, are powering plans to deliver zero-emission city bus fleet solutions.

FedEx fiscal fourth quarter earnings see declines but e-commerce output surges

Logistics Management

Revenue—at $17.4 billion—was off 2.3% compared to $17.8 billion a year ago, and operating income—at $475 million—was well off from $1.32 billion a year ago. The company’s quarterly net income on an adjusted basis—at $663 million—trailed the $1.32 billion recorded a year ago.

How the Cloud Hinders a Supply-Chain Crisis

Supply Chain Brain

In a networked, cloud-based supply chain, proactive steps throughout the system can prevent breakdowns and improve efficiency

Don’t Be a Victim of Identity Theft! 7 Theft Prevention Tips You Need to Know

United World Transporation

In the beginning of June, we wrote an article on Financial Scams. While these are on the rise in the transportation industry lately, they are not the only type of fraud that exists. Identity theft is another type of fraud that happens regularly to carriers.

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Boulder Finalizes RNG Agreement with Western Disposal

NGT News

The city of Boulder, Colo., has finalized an agreement with Western Disposal for the sale of renewable natural gas (RNG) generated at the city’s Water Resources Recovery Facility (WRRF).

Commentary: Safety not just a data point; it’s a feeling

Commercial Carrier Journal

While companies are worried about things like harsh braking and truck speed, drivers are worried about themselves. Industry News News

How to Protect Against Supply-Chain 'Earthquakes'

Supply Chain Brain

You might say the coronavirus pandemic is bringing about a seismic shift in attitudes toward supply-chain risk