Sat.Sep 21, 2019 - Fri.Sep 27, 2019

Does marijuana prohibition have an impact on the driver pool?

Commercial Carrier Journal

The changing landscape nationally regarding marijuana laws could soon present conflicts in the trucking industry around employee-employer relations, says attorney Adam Dolan. However, a group consisting of major carriers refutes that point, and the U.S.

Digitalisation of Logistics Industry and its Impact

20Cube Logistics

With rapid growth in technology, the logistics industry across the globe is experiencing a paradigm shift with fast track development driven by unique innovation and sturdy growth in the evolution of technology.

Politics and Autonomous Trucks

Logistics Viewpoints

Autonomous trucks will be technologically feasible for operation on the interstate in three years? Will they be on the road? The politics are difficult. There are trade-offs involving safety, jobs, and consumer prices.

The Cancer of Fear

The Lean Thinker

I am sitting in on a daily production status meeting. The site has been in trouble meeting its schedule, and the division president is on the call. The fact that a shipment of material hadn’t been loaded onto the truck to an outside process is brought up.

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.

Survey Reveals Many Warehouse Networks Cannot Meet eCommerce Expectations

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Internet Retailer just published a research report whose title posed an important question for any online seller: Are Your Fulfillment Operations Good Enough? Interestingly, many of the 100 mid-sized e-retailers who responded to the survey don’t think so.

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Circular Economies to Replace Linear Economies in 10 Years

Material Handling and Logistics

Gartner says supply chain leaders need to move from a wasteful linear model to circular models that reuse and renew

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The Value of End-to-End Freight Visibility for 3PLs and Customers

Talking Logistics

There has always been a great need for end-to-end freight visibility, but as customer expectations for delivery performance have become more stringent, it is becoming a “must have” capability, especially for third-party logistics providers (3PLs). How are 3PLs responding to this trend? What are the main challenges involved and how is technology helping? What are. Read more The Value of End-to-End Freight Visibility for 3PLs and Customers.

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Seasonal Flavors Like Pumpkin Spice Add Complexity to Supply Chains Before the Holidays

Kuebix

October is almost here and with it comes seasonal favorites such as apple cider, candy corn and pumpkin spice. With every brand that tries to stay on this theme comes additional supply chain complexities.

Navistar sets new course for expansion with customers as guiding light

Fleet Owner

Navistar ends the decade very differently than it began: with happy customers, fortified partnerships and a time-tested manufacturing plan

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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.”

Apple’s New Mac Pro to Be Assembled in Texas After Tariff Waiver

Material Handling and Logistics

Key components of the desktop computer will be manufactured in China and assembled in the United States

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Can the FedEx Ground Contractor Model Deliver for FedEx?

Logistics Trends and Insights

FedEx has previously announced that they will be moving last-mile delivery of their lowest cost and fastest-growing service, Smartpost, from the USPS to FedEx Ground.

[PODCAST] Collaboration in Freight Includes Building Partnerships with Drivers

Cerasis

Listen to “Collaboration in Freight Includes Building Partnerships with Drivers” on Spreaker.

Amazon to add 100,000 electric vans to Prime fleet

Fleet Owner

Bezos announces plan for the e-commerce giant to completely run on renewable energy in the next decade

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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.

Tools to Help Reduce Freight’s Climate Impact

Material Handling and Logistics

Since transporting goods around the globe generates 8% of global CO2 emissions, new tools have been created to reduce emissions through procurement

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SoCal Port Trucking Company Replacing Diesel with Natural Gas

NGT News

Total Transportation Services Inc. TTSI), a Southern California-based provider of logistics services, plans to replace its entire fleet of diesel trucks with natural gas trucks, which will be fueled with renewable natural gas (RNG).

Trucking bankruptcies rising as fleets fail to adjust to changing market place

Logistics Management

There’s a conundrum in the trucking industry that has leading executives asking themselves, “If the economy is so good, how come so many trucking companies are going out of business?” It’s a great question.

Suppliers leading the electric charge

Fleet Owner

A variety of companies are making rapid advancements

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Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

Is Omnichannel Dead, Dying, or Thriving?

Cerasis

Omnichannel is everywhere! Omnichannel is coming! Is your organization ready for omnichannel? If not, you are going to go bankrupt. Say some in the supply chain circles. However, is it all true?

Forecast for 2025 Construction Technology

Talking Logistics

The construction industry is growing thanks to a strong economy, forecasted to reach $1.2 trillion in the US by 2020, according to Tradesmen International, and the global construction output is forecast to rise to $12.7 trillion in 2022, up from $10.6 trillion in 2017 per Orbis Research.

August truck tonnage volumes are solid, reports ATA

Logistics Management

The ATA’s advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index for August, at 118.3 2015=100), fell 3.2% on the heels of a 6.2% July increase.

New models 2020: Medium-duty

Fleet Owner

Medium-duty trucks and vehicles are becoming more popular for fleets of all sizes. Here's the annual Fleet Owner preview of the 2020 class of trucks

Parts Town: An O2C Journey from Manual Processing to Digital Transformation

Speaker: Sarah Gibson, Platinum Operations Manager

The order-to-cash (O2C) process is often considered the lifeblood of an organization. It’s why so many business leaders are looking to next generation of O2C solutions to unlock value across their enterprise — value that’s necessary to remain competitive. Join us for an educational webinar with guest speaker, Sarah Gibson of Parts Town, as she takes attendees through her company’s digital transformation journey.

Oregon Enacts New Renewable Natural Gas Law

NGT News

Kate Brown, D-Ore., recently gathered with NW Natural and other renewable natural gas (RNG) stakeholders to ceremoniously sign a bill that will allow Oregon utilities to acquire RNG on behalf of their customers. NW Natural, a subsidiary of NW Natural Holding Co.

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Batteries for Material Handling Equipment Market to See 5% Annual Growth Through 2024

Material Handling and Logistics

The industrial internet of things (iIoT) has great potential for quality control, sustainable practices, supply chain support and efficiency

Brexit logistics: Preparing for the unexpected

Logistics Trends and Insights

With just over a month to go before the U.K. is set to leave the European Union – colloquially referred to as “ Brexit ” – uncertainty continues to reign, much as it did in June 2016 when the U.K. voted to leave the E.U. Plan or no plan, will the break occur on Oct.

Nikola leaders open up about zero-emissions truck design

Fleet Owner

Former Mythbuster Grant Imahara goes on the road with hydrogen standout Nikola Motors to understand the design behind the disruption

How Automation in the Supply Chain Will Make Employees More Strategic & Improve the Overall Supply Chain

Speaker: Adam Robinson, Director of Marketing, Cerasis

In this educational webinar, Adam Robinson from Cerasis, a leading North American Transportation Management Solutions Company, will address how automation in the supply chain is allowing companies to empower their employees with a more strategic work flow aiding in overall collaboration with peers across departments, improved business operations, more efficient manufacturing, a healthier corporate culture, and more visibility to data and processes providing the ability to gain actionable insights that lead towards actions that impact the company’s bottom line.