Sat.Sep 28, 2019 - Fri.Oct 04, 2019

How to Prevent Theft in the Warehouse

Cyzerg

Theft is not a new problem for the warehouse. Its negative implications not only places you, your staff, and your expensive goods in danger, but it also exposes security loopholes that endangers the reputation of your warehouse.

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Reasons for self-driving semis start to add up

Fleet Owner

Self-driving trucks are getting closer to becoming a reality, and the reasons why that's a good thing keep on rolling in

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How are Ships Made?

MTS Logistics

Have you ever wondered why a tiny stone sinks, but a vessel, 1,200 feet long, 216 feet wide, 252 feet high and weighing 227,000 tons, could remain on the water surface? How do ships float? How are ships they made ?

Inspiring the Next Generation of Manufacturing Employees

Material Handling and Logistics

Creating a people-centric culture will help attract and retain the Gen Z workforce

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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.

Warehouse Management Analytics: What You Need to Know

Cerasis

The rise of e-commerce was a significant change for supply chain managers and leaders. Customers now have access to anything their hearts desire, and inventory management has become a new animal.

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What is a Network-Based Platform?

Kuebix

Every year there are new buzzwords about technology circulating the industry. You probably see terms like blockchain, internet of things (IoT) and big data regularly take over your inbox. The latest trend revolutionizing the software and technology space are Network-Based Platforms.

Companies Still Behind on Digital Transformation of Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

Fear of change and data challenges are roadblocks to companies adopting a digital strategy

20 Things to Know about Supply Chain Digital Transformations

Logistics Viewpoints

There are twenty things companies need to know if they are contemplating a digital supply chain transformation. One thing that is very important, is that they learn about a new set of solutions called Supply Chain Collaboration Networks.

Follow the fleets

Fleet Owner

We are getting close to the official kick off of Run on Less Regional. On Monday, Oct. 7, all 10 fleets participating in the Run will begin covering them delivering real freight over a variety of regional routes. There are several reasons I think yo

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.

3PL Challenges and Trends: How Technology Can Drive Value

Talking Logistics

Customer expectations are becoming more demanding across all industries, but that is especially true in the third-party logistics (3PL) industry. Companies are relying on their 3PL partners more than ever to help them succeed in today’s marketplace, which means 3PLs have to keep pace with their customers’ expanding expectations. What are some of the challenges. Read more 3PL Challenges and Trends: How Technology Can Drive Value.

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Big HR tips for small fleets

Truck News

No matter the size of the company, a business cannot thrive without a team of reliable, competent, well-managed people. And smaller companies face more challenges in this regard.

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DOL Raises Minimum Salary for Overtime

Material Handling and Logistics

Employers need to plan now for January 1 change

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Crash and learn: Study offers truck accident data

Fleet Owner

The whos, whats, whens, wheres and whys of big-rig wrecks

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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.

Rent the Runway: The Consequences of Failed Delivery

Talking Logistics

Delivery has always been part of the order fulfillment process, but it’s only been in recent years that it has emerged from the shadows, from being a cost center and a back-end process to becoming a competitive differentiator and a key driver of customer experience.

Retailers and Carriers are Increasing Labor Ahead of the Holiday Shopping Season

Kuebix

Fall is here and retailers are already preparing to get in the holiday spirit! Many businesses announced their seasonal hiring plans before summer ended. A recent Indeed holiday hiring survey indicates that holiday job searches per million job seekers rose by 11% in comparison to last year.

September manufacturing output falls for second straight month, reports ISM

Logistics Management

The report’s key metric, the PMI, declined 1.3% to 47.8 1 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), following a 2.1% decline from July to August

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Registration opens for FMCSA's drug, alcohol clearinghouse

Fleet Owner

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has officially opened registration for the long-awaited drug and alcohol clearinghouse. The clearinghouse is a secure database that allows FMCSA and others to identify commercial drivers

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.

Ugh. As If. Applications Are So Yesterday

Talking Logistics

“I believe in the power of shared data and technology to build a better future.” Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen probably didn’t have supply chain in mind when he said this, yet the statement resonates truer than ever in our industry.

5 adverse effects of climate change on maritime transport

Shipping and Freight Resource

The maritime sector is a major global industry. In fact, an article published by the World Bank reports that shipping accounts for 80% of all world trade's total volume.

WorkWave Recognized for its Top Routing and Fleet Management Solutions

WorkWave

Time To Read: 3 minutes. WorkWave Route Manager Receives Recognition by FeaturedCustomers and The 2019 SaaS Awards.

Anheuser-Busch, BYD join for largest Class 8 electric truck deployment

Fleet Owner

BYD also announces further expansion into New Jersey, but could face challenges if Congress bans use of federal dollars to buy buses subsidized by the Chinese government.

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.”

N.J. Takes First Step Toward Establishing EV Incentive Program

NGT News

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) has approved a request for quotation (RFQ) to hire a consultant to develop and administer an electric vehicle (EV) program. The RFQ is a first step in developing a program to achieve Gov. Phil Murphy’s pledge to achieve 330,000 EVs on the road by 2025.

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Solving the Supply Planning Crisis

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. If your home was on fire, would you want firefighters to attempt to douse the flames with an old manual bucket line? Of course not.

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Understanding Parcel Carrier Rate Programs and the Negotiation Process

Logistics Trends and Insights

By Dean Maciuba. FedEx recently announced their 2020 rate increase and UPS will be doing the same very soon. As a shipper, you are probably all over this if your parcel spend is more than $1,000,000/yr. and you have a dedicated logistics specialist responsible for managing the pricing process.

Ruth Lopez named 2019 Influential Woman in Trucking

Fleet Owner

Lopez has served as a co-chair for Ryder’s Women’s Leadership Forum, whose mission is to support the attraction, retention and development of women

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.