Sat.Jun 29, 2019 - Fri.Jul 05, 2019

Supply Chain Management: Top 5 Cost-Saving Tips

Morai Logistics

Of the many ways companies can boost their profitability, simply reducing the costs of their supply chain remains one of the most overlooked. Companies, on average, are spending more than they need to on their supply chains. The numbers bear this out. Benchmarking Success audits businesses to see how they are doing on average compared to industry bests.

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Summer Shipping Mistakes to Avoid: Advice from a Temperature-Control Expert


Kevin Lynch of QProducts & Services shares his insight on summer shipping pitfalls and best practices

Tackling Driver Turnover – Part 6: Professionals

Truck News

As I’m sure everyone is aware that this process cannot be successful by jumping around the different parts or dteps. Each section is designed to build on the last. So, we have done the groundwork, the platform, the safety focus, … Human Resources Transportation Newsletter

What Is Expedited Shipping & When Should You Use It?

GoShip Blog

In our modern dynamic world, last-minute decisions and actions are becoming a daily routine. The shipping industry is not an exclusion, especially with the steady growth of the e-commerce industry.

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.

Women are changing the transportation industry

Fleet Owner

More women in the trucking industry are finding pride in ‘contributing to such an important sector of our economy

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How robots change the world | Oxford Economics

Supply Chain and Logistics

Thanks to Supply Chain Digest for promoting this study by Oxford Economics. Read the article here for a synopsis of its findings: Supply Chain News: Oxford Economics Says Robots Benefits will Outweigh Cons Basically, it says robots will greatly raise productivity … Continue reading → Advanced Computing Labor Economics Logistics Managerial Econ Production Operations Strategy Sustainability automation economics infrastructure Jobs technology

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Using Satellite Imagery as a Data Source to Improve Supply Chain Management

Logistics Viewpoints

Satellite imagery data represents another data set that may have the potential to improve company’s supply chains. There are potential uses surrounding procurement, sustainability, and strategic planning.

Women are making fleets safer

Fleet Owner

Veteran female drivers are finding rewards in mentoring other women in the long male-dominated industry

Researchers Working on Energy Storage Process to Create More Sustainable Warehouses

Material Handling and Logistics

The proposed energy management solution can turn warehouses into a controllable energy hub which can be optimized to support the power grid during normal and peak grid conditions

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.

Moody’s: Port Automation May Not Always Deliver Results

Supply Chain and Logistics

I found this article via Gavin van Marle of Loadstar. It’s not a surprise that automation may not deliver the results its backers were touting. So much depends on the external systems, such as the computer planning, the labor system, … Continue reading →

Supply Chain Quality: Time for a New Perspective

Talking Logistics

We say that quality is important in supply chain management, but do we focus on it with the same level of urgency, sophistication, and importance as other facets of SCM? Likewise, we stress the importance of obtaining end-to-end supply chain visibility, but what about end-to-end supply chain quality? What does that entail, and how do. The post Supply Chain Quality: Time for a New Perspective appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

What’s happening in the commodity market?

Fleet Owner

How is the world economy affecting trucking industry needs such as tires, lubricants and maintenance

Robots May Displace 20 Million Manufacturing Jobs by 2030

Material Handling and Logistics

The pockets of workers most vulnerable to automation can often be found in rural areas with a traditional, labor-intensive industrial base

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.

State of Virginia Earmarks $12M for Electric Transit Buses

NGT News

Ralph Northam, D-Va., has announced that more than $12 million in state funding will be allocated to deploy electric transit buses in three Virginia localities, using nearly $9 million from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust (VW Trust).


Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q2 2019)

Talking Logistics

That was fast, wasn’t it? We’re at the halfway mark of 2019. The U.S. and China are still in a tariff war, but the domestic transportation market is more favorable for shippers today (more capacity, lower rates) than during the first half of 2018. Mergers and acquisitions continue in the industry, both in the technology. The post Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes (Q2 2019) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

FMCSA’s proposed HOS changes now expected July 31

Fleet Owner

Comment period to follow through Sept.


Job Openings Are Slowing, But Logistics Jobs are Up 49%

Material Handling and Logistics

The total number of open jobs in logistics is over 300,000

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.

Fourth of July Spectacular

Logistics Viewpoints

Tomorrow is the 4th of July, a holiday celebrating American independence, fireworks, and backyard BBQs. And like any good American holiday, consumers are ready to spend some money.

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The Top Freight Podcasts of 2019 So Far


Today we come to the finale of our annual series during the first week of July, coinciding with Independence Day on July 4th to highlight the top supply chain, logistics, & freight podcasts as published by Cerasis in 2019 on “The Freight Project Podcast.”

America’s 10 safest states for fleet drivers

Fleet Owner

To celebrate National Safety Month, the nation’s top ten safest states for fleet drivers have been revealed. Azuga, a provider of connected vehicle and fleet technologies, ranked the safest states by using six months of Driver Score data, which is us

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It Is Time to take A Fresh Look at Rail Regulation

Material Handling and Logistics

Recent customer abuses revealed at an STB hearing suggest it is time to revisit Robber Baron era reforms


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.

June manufacturing ends first half of 2019 with growth, at a reduced rate

Logistics Management

The report’s key metric, the PMI, dipped 0.4% to 51.7 (a a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), following 0.7% and 2.5% declines in May and April, respectively. The index has seen growth for 34 consecutive months, with the over all economy now having grown for 122 consecutive months.


Luxfer Gas Powers U.K. Hydrogen Demo Train

NGT News

Riverside, Calif.-based based Luxfer Gas Cylinders, a manufacturer of high-pressure composite and aluminum cylinders, says its G-Stor H2 hydrogen cylinders have been used to help fuel the U.K.’s s first full-sized hydrogen-powered demonstrator train.

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Senators introduce bill to limit trucks to 65 mph

Fleet Owner

Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Chris Coons (D-DE) on June 27 introduced legislation that would require all new commercial trucks with a gross weight of 26,001 pounds or more to be equipped with speed-limiting devices set to a maximum speed of

Cutting the Risk in Hiring Ex-Offenders

Material Handling and Logistics

Some recommendations will surprise you: putting murderers at the top of your list


Smarter Networks for Customer Fulfillment

Speaker: Hannah Testani, COO, Intelligent Audit

You've probably noticed that shipping costs are going up. Have you ever wondered if your transportation spend is as optimized as it could be? It's 2019, and consumers are expecting shipping to be cheap and quick, but that can turn into a real headache from the shipper's side of the equation if you don't make the appropriate changes. But what changes do you even need to make? Join Hannah Testani, COO of Intelligent Audit, as she takes us through the reasons why your shipping could cost so much, and how to use big data and digital transformation to move the needle on your transportation spend.