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.

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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.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Suppliers leading the electric charge

Fleet Owner

A variety of companies are making rapid advancements

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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.

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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Hurricane Season: What You Need to Know

Trinity Logistics

The arrival of Hurricane Dorian in early September marked the start of peak Hurricane Season in 2019. According to an update released in August by NOAA, there is a 45 percent increased likelihood of above normal hurricane activity this season.

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

New Models 2020

Fleet Owner

It’s a good time to be spec’ing out trucks for your fleet because the options seem almost endless

Exploring the Supply Chain Revolution

Speaker: Sheri Hinish, Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital

So much change is already underway in the supply chain, but what does this change entail and what does supply chain’s future hold? Join Sheri Hinish, affectionately called the Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital, to discuss Supply Chain 5.0. and trends in supply chain, technology, sustainability, and leadership.