Sat.Nov 10, 2018 - Fri.Nov 16, 2018

Adding new tiles to the omnichannel mosaic

DC Velocity

As retailers continue to expand their omnichannel service offerings, they're increasingly turning to a traditionally underused resource: the brick-and-mortar store. Omnichannel


Mobile Robotics in the Warehouse

Talking Logistics

The concept of mobile robotics is not a new one. From Grey Walter’s Tortoises to Shakey the Robot , scientists have been working for years to automate processes and alleviate hard labor on humans.

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Christmas Deliveries: Free Shipping Wars


With the festive season fast approaching, retailers are making bold moves to lure in the shoppers. This year, deliveries are taking center stage and the biggest US retailers are offering unprecedented discounts which, in most cases, simply wave the shipping fees.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve the Shipper / Carrier Experience with Erik Malin

The Logistics of Logistics

download the audio file. [00:21] 00:21] Opening / Introduction. [01:04] 01:04] Erik, please tell us about your background? Where did you grow up? Where did you go to college? Joined Loadsmart in April 2018. Previously, Erik was the Director of Strategy at AFN, a Chicago-based truckload brokerage.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS: 10 Reasons to Consider a Dallas Fulfillment Center

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When the Wall Street Journal recently reported that Dallas was in late-stage talks with Amazon to become home to the company’s second U.S. headquarters, some people may have been surprised. By contrast, all of us at Amware were anything but.

Integrating ERP and TMS: Why Your Business Needs Both Systems


Too often, ERP software is seen as the final answer to any and every distress a business may face. Built to centralize processes, increase productivity and provide end-to-end visibility of your company, why would you ever consider another solution?

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This Week in Logistics News (November 12-16, 2018)

Talking Logistics

We received the first snow of the season last night, followed by heavy rains. It’s a slushy mess out there. On the bright side, my daughter is coming home today for Thanksgiving break, so we’re all very excited to see her.

How AR and VR Create Effective Supply Chains

Morai Logistics

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are ‘revolutionary’ emerging platforms that are changing the game for supply chains. From reducing cost to improving efficiency and accuracy, AR/VR could significantly impact the way orders are processed and shipped. The Global Augmented and Virtual Reality market is expected to reach ‘ 209.2 billion U.S. dollars by 2022 ’. With the ability to enhance any version of reality, this technology could change the way we move product from point A to B.

Using Blockchain to Better Understand the Total Cost of Transportation


Determining the total cost of transportation is essential to understanding your company’s profitability. How quickly do customers receive products? How much are they willing to pay to receive those products faster? Were any shipments damaged or otherwise subject to cargo insurance claims?

Port of Oakland on track for another record year

DC Velocity

Cargo volume remains strong on the West Coast, but 2019 outlook is unclear, port officials say. Transportation

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Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

[WHITE PAPER] The Current Factors Driving the Less Than Truckload Pricing Market


Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Current Factors Driving the Less Than Truckload Pricing Market white paper!

California SB 1402: What You Need to Know

West Coast and California Logistics

Does your logistics operation source drayage services in California? If so, read on as new legal developments in the state can put you on the hook for damages if the drayage provider you hire is misclassifying employees as independent owner/operators.

Bracing for Record-Breaking Cyber Monday

Material Handling and Logistics

The stakes are higher than ever for e-commerce businesses that rely on Cyber Monday for a large portion of their Q4 sales


Robots to the rescue

DC Velocity

When peak season rolled around each year, workers at Martin's Famous Pastry Shoppe's DC struggled to keep up with orders. Automated equipment and robotic pickers have changed all that. Material Handling

LTL DIM Pricing: Why LTL Is Moving to Dimensional Based Pricing


The use of dimensional (DIM) pricing has an extensive history by the Big Three carriers. FedEx, UPS, and DHL all claim to have been the first to switch to DIM pricing in 2013, but all packages were swapped over into the DIM pricing model in 2015. The United States Parcel Service was among the last carriers to make the switch.

The 3 Things that Matter in Delivery Productivity

Logistics Viewpoints

For all who are familiar with the saying “There are 3 things that matter in realty: location, location, location”, there are also 3 “Ls” for delivery productivity: less, less and less. Time is the enemy of delivery productivity and the less loading, less unloading and less driving time spent, the more deliveries can be made. While much emphasis has been spent on minimizing drive times—and more will be covered here—there are tremendous opportunities to minimize […].

Delivery Companies Get Creative to Close the Last Mile Gap

Material Handling and Logistics

“Last mile distribution within dense U.S. cities requires the right location, the right space and the right price – and that calls for creativity in our industry,” says new JLL report

Logistics companies honor veterans, active-duty military with services, celebrations

DC Velocity

UPS partners with Wounded Warriors Canada, Werner Enterprises hosts Veterans Day ceremonies, FedEx readies for Trees for Troops. Transportation

Key Factors to Consider When Selecting a TMS Partner for Your 3PL Business

Talking Logistics

Transportation Management Systems (TMS) are primarily used by two types of companies: shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs). But 3PLs have unique requirements compared to shippers, so there are some additional factors they need to consider when evaluating and selecting a TMS solution and partner. What are those key factors, and what should other 3PLs and shippers look for?

Different Freight Types, Different Risks and Rewards

Blue Grace Logistics

[PODCAST] Why Supply Chain Executives are Paying More Attention to Transportation Management


Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!”

Companies report double-digit growth in industrial IoT usage

DC Velocity

Industrial firms are getting more sophisticated in their use of IoT for asset management, customer services, IFS survey shows. Technology

The Digital Supply Chain Meets The Digital WMS


Supply chain operation management has always been a challenge. Managers have always been under pressure to control costs and accurately fill orders.

Clorox Drives Value by Implementing Value Chain Segmentation

Logistics Viewpoints

The idea behind supply chain segmentation is that not all customers or consumers should be served with a one size fits all supply chain. Clorox has shown that implementing this strategy can drive great value. But it is not easy. The post Clorox Drives Value by Implementing Value Chain Segmentation appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Learning & Leadership Supply Chain Planning supply chain segmentation

US LTL Carriers’ Deficit Rating Impact on LTL Shipping


Demand for more capacity has never been higher in the shipping industry. E-commerce is pushing parcel and full truckload carriers to their breaking points, and LTL shipping is poised to reduce the impact and costs. Unfortunately, US LTL carriers suffer from a psychosis, a deficit rating standard. They’re actively losing money by focusing on giving shippers a better rate, and while this may be great for shippers, it carries a severe, long-term outlook.

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Relieving the stress and strains of distribution

DC Velocity

Here are 10 tips for improving worker comfort within your distribution facility. Lift Trucks

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5 LTL shipping questions small businesses should ask.


LTL shipping can be a challenge for small businesses. Here are five LTL shipping questions that every small business shipper needs to be asking


Home for the Holidays

Now, That's Logistics

The Crucial Role AOG Logistics Services Play in Keeping Airplanes Flying. Available in Spanish and Portuguese. Last holiday season, a record 42 million passengers passed through U.S. airports [1]. If you were one of them, you know how chaotic holiday travel can be. It’s hard to comprehend the logistics involved in moving that many people, not to mention the 30 million bags they checked-in, in such a short, two-week window.

The 7 Principles of Warehouse and Distribution Centre Design

Logistics Bureau

Warehouse and distribution centre (DC) design is a fascinating and absorbing topic, but alas, is often misunderstood. Regrettably, few people fully understand the discipline of warehouse design and because of this, literally thousands of facilities are underperforming.

Maersk lends a hand in ocean cleanup effort

DC Velocity

Danish liner company helps out with initiative to rid ocean of plastic waste. Transportation

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Learn what sets Freightquote’s services apart.


A successful freight shipping business must mix talented people with technology. Learn how both of these factors drive Freightquote’s service forward

How High Driver Turnover in Less Than Truckload Carriers Impacts Shippers’ Freight Spend


Overall, truckload fleets have seen turnover rates jump to 98 percent, and while much of the focus of higher turnover rates revolves around full truckload, the guarded less-than-truckload fleets are starting to see a shift in turnover as well. Understanding industrywide turnover rates for trucking is essential to reducing freight spend for shippers. High driver turnover in full truckload can have a compounding effect of eliciting higher turnover rates in Less Than Truckload carriers.

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Emerge receives $20 million in seed money from Greycroft Partners

Logistics Management

Earlier today, Scottsdale, Arizona-based Emerge, a provider of its proprietary Private Freight Marketplace (PFM) and TMS focused on accelerating productivity and increasing visibility for supply chain stakeholders, announced it has raised $20 million in a seed round, which was led Greycroft Partners, a venture capital firm based in Los Angeles and New York, in addition to participation from other investors as well

School steers girls toward careers in trucking

DC Velocity

California high school aims to inspire the next generation of female drivers. Transportation

Digital technology trends impacting freight shipping.


Today’s freight shippers rely on powerful digital technologies designed to accelerate efficiency. Learn how these new technologies are impacting the shipping industry