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An Overview of Railroads in Logistics and Transportation

MTS Logistics

Why are railroads important? Railroads are mainly important for moving goods that are mostly heavy in weight and are bulky over long distances, as transportation makes up the majority of the total cost of delivery.

A Complete Guide to All Types of Warehouses (Part 1)


With an increase in the demand for different types of warehouses, it's crucial that businesses choose one that best fits their requirements and operations. But what exactly are the factors that lead companies to pick one type of warehouse over another?

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10 Keywords Logistics Professionals Should Keep an Eye on in 2020


The start of a new year means that it’s time to realign priorities and set new goals. This doesn’t mean you have to start from scratch! There are plenty of topics and information from 2019 that are important to carry over into 2020.

How to take advantage of today's market while planning for the future.


The freight market has been especially friendly to shippers, but it’s important to stay ahead of the game. Let’s take a closer look at how to anticipate and get ahead of capacity crunch headaches, why you should be locking in freight rates and how Freightquote by C.H. Robinson can help

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.

4 Fascinating Freight Facts

Freight Center

The freight industry is a key component to the success of modern commerce. After all, almost everything we use or consume is part of or passes through a logistics chain in one way or another. Check out these fascinating freight facts that perhaps you never knew. Freight Fact #4: Trucks are King. According to the American Trucking Association , “trucks move roughly 71.4% of the nation’s freight by weight.”

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A look at what is in store for 2020

Logistics Management

Technology continues to be the driving force, but it's evolving


2019 through the rearview: Hours reforms filed, trucking hits a plateau, major fleets abruptly close, Calif. goes after owner-operators (and more)

Overdrive Online

The basic theme of the year, at least from a business perspective, was as figurative as it was literal: We're not in 2018, anymore. Freight demand took a hit.

What proposed HOS changes in U.S. mean to Canadian drivers

Truck News

Proposed changes to the U.S. hours of service rules have been touted as more flexible for drivers and carriers -- but what about the benefits and the flexibility for cross-border drivers and carriers? Will the U.S.

A little piece of inspiration for a ‘new me’ — or an old me made new, as the case may be

Overdrive Online

Got those new year's resolutions in the hopper, drivah? Well, CoachCarolyn O'Byrne wants you to grab hold of this idea: "Every day is a new day, and an opportunity to. commit to improvement." She offered this guest post as a bit of extra inspiration, and a poem. Here's a Happy New Year to all of you. Uncategorized 20/20 Carolyn O'Byrne new year self help


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.

Should You Adopt Predictive Analytics in Warehouse Management?


A gamut of challenges such as omnichannel sales, seasonal demand fluctuation, overstocking, out-of-stock situations, back orders, order returns, and the constant striving for ever-shorter lead times create pressure for better warehouse process and operations management.

Supply-Chain Transparency Starts With This Basic Relationship Advice

Supply Chain Brain

Fuel and freight make up nearly two-thirds of logistics costs. Supply-chain and logistics managers need to optimize those costs to improve the bottom line

Increasing demand for industrial automation is key for driving smart and mobile supply chain

Logistics Management

According to a new market report, the global smart & mobile supply chain solutions market was valued at $13,614.8 million in 2018 and is expected to reach $31,612.0 million by 2027, expanding at a CAGR 9.9% from 2019 to 2027

Fleetwood Transportation Joins List of Companies That Have Shut Down in 2019

Food Logistics

Fleetwood Transportation shut down its operations on New Years Eve, citing troubles of finding insurance

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.

A Complete Guide to All Types of Warehouses (Part 1)


With an increase in the demand for different types of warehouses, it's crucial that businesses choose one that best fits their requirements and operations. But what exactly are the factors that lead companies to pick one type of warehouse over another?

Workplace harassment ruling

Truck News

For workplaces covered by the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA) -- or those who are required to have such coverage -- an employee may not have the right to sue the employer in a civil action for constructive dismissal.

Noodoe EV Unveils New Operating System for Chargers

NGT News

Noodoe EV, a company that specializes in electric vehicle (EV) charging technology, has debuted its new EV OS and announced that the system is compliant with the OpenADR 2.0b standard.

The Most Listened To Freight and Logistics Podcasts of 2019


Today’s post will cover the top 10 podcasts of “The Freight Project Podcast” in total listens that were published in 2019.

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.

Inventory Management’s ‘Sins’ with Keiran Hogan

Logistics Bureau

With regards to inventory management, Keiran mentioned that you should have a discriminatory treatment to your “golden goose” Replenish the orders frequently, check your inventories – and do things to preference the most profitable item on your stocks.

J.B. Hunt expands final mile portfolio with acquisition of RDI Last Mile Co

Logistics Management

the company announced that its subsidiary, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, acquired the assets of South Easton, Mass.-based based RDI Last Mile Co. on December 31, 2019. A purchase price was not disclosed, but company officials said that the acquisition was funded using J.B.

North Carolina Fleet Converts Vans to Propane Autogas

NGT News

Adult Life Programs, a nonprofit organization offering adult day services and transportation to individuals in Catawba County, N.C., recently deployed new propane autogas vehicles in its fleet.

How Blockchain Can Increase Your Supply Chain Security


Supply chain security is something that all supply chain managers should be closely monitoring. Today’s supply chains face a unique array of threats, both in the physical and digital realm.

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.”

How the Smart Factory Is Impacting Auto and Food Producers

Supply Chain Brain

The rise of smart factories promises to impact the future of manufacturing in emerging economies

Manufacturing finishes 2019 on a decline, reports ISM

Logistics Management

The report’s key metric, the PMI, fell 0.9% to 47.2 in December (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), following readings of 48.1 in November and 49.1, 47.8, and 48.3, in August, September, and October, respectively


LA Metro Adding More CNG Buses to Fleet

NGT News

Bus manufacturer New Flyer of America Inc. says the Los Angeles County Metro Transit Authority (LA Metro) will be taking delivery of 70 Xcelsior 60-foot, heavy-duty compressed natural gas (CNG) transit buses.


3 Transportation Regulations to Watch in 2020: Insight from a UPS Policy Expert


Get insider perspective about upcoming transportation regulations that could impact the trucking industry

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.