Sat.Sep 07, 2019 - Fri.Sep 13, 2019

Final Mile Carriers: What Should Shippers Know?

Cerasis

As noted by Freight Waves, e-commerce will contribute to the delivery of more than 100 million parcels per day by 2026.

What’s Wrong with Continuous Improvement Programs in Logistics?

Kane is Able

Lip Service. According to Merriam-Webster, it’s a belief “expressed in words but not backed by deeds.”. There’s a lot of that going on when it comes to programs for continuous improvement in logistics. Some companies do quite a good job presenting the image of a quality-driven operation.

Using Machine Learning to Improve Ergonomics in Warehouse Jobs

Material Handling and Logistics

"Robots and humans could have an active collaboration, where a robot can say, 'I see that you are picking up these heavy objects from the top shelf and I think you may be doing that a lot of times. Let me help you '"

Wave Picking – What You Need to Know

Cyzerg

Wave picking streamlines one of the most complicated warehouse activities, the order picking process.

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.

Converting More Leads to Loads with John Simpson

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:33] Please introduce you and your company. . My name is John Simpson. I’m the director of sales at Covideo. We’re an email, texting, video platform for salespeople. The company is based in Indianapolis. [01:14] 01:14] Tell us a little bit about yourself.

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Sensor Robots Can Handle Hazardous Situations

Material Handling and Logistics

The "Squishy Rotobt" is equipped with six cameras, GPS, and various interchangeable chemical, biological, and radiological sensors that deliver data and 360-degree videos in situations where human access can be difficult or unsafe

Integrating Customer Portals into End-to-End Supply Chain Processes

Talking Logistics

There have been many ways that companies have attempted to exchange data and information with their trading partners over the years. One more recent method is through online customer portals. While these portals are meant to replace the manual processing of faxes and emails, they create their own integration challenges. What are some of those. Read more Integrating Customer Portals into End-to-End Supply Chain Processes.

How to Choose the Right TMS for Your Company

Kuebix

Choosing the right transportation management system for your company can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be difficult.

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New Delaware camera law singles out trucks

Fleet Owner

State truck association official calls the measure 'overkill'

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.

China’s Road Freight Market – Still Growing as Technology Takes Hold

Logistics Trends and Insights

For the first half of 2019, China’s road freight market in terms of volume increased 5.8% YoY to 22.6 billion tonnes according to government data. In comparison to the U.S.

S.C. Healthcare Provider Touts Success of Propane Autogas Fleet

NGT News

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS), a healthcare provider located in Spartanburg, S.C., has been finding success with propane autogas over the years. In 2013, SRHS began looking for an alternative fuel option for its fleets in order to help the region meet emissions criteria.

Truck Driver Wait Times Cost Big Bucks

Material Handling and Logistics

Research suggests how shippers can avoid these costs, which extend beyond detention fees

Lightning Systems seeing growth as electric grant programs expand

Fleet Owner

Grant programs in California and other states are playing a critical role in getting more electric commercial vehicles on the road. For Tim Reeser, CEO and co-founder of Lightning Systems, it also means a need to increase his company’s workforce by

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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.

Why Omnichannel Supply Chain Success Depends on Inventory Optimization

Cerasis

All businesses want to achieve success, but omnichannel supply chain success requires a comprehensive level of oversight and control in your operation. Omnichannel orders may come from anywhere, so significant risks exist. However, inventory optimization can solve these challenges.

Landi Renzo Scores CNG Contract with LAX

NGT News

Landi Renzo USA, the U.S. subsidiary of Landi Renzo Group, has announced a new alternative fueling collaboration with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the airport authority that owns and operates Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Highlights From National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Kuebix

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is here and it’s important to take the time to recognize truck drivers and all they do for the transportation industry.

Proper inspections can help us do better in safety blitzes

Fleet Owner

Figures are out from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s June Roadcheck inspection blitz, and, a little more than 12,000 trucks were taken out of service (OOS) during the event. More than 67,000 inspections took place in the U.S. and Canada duri

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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.

The Impact of TMS on the Car Industry

Cerasis

What is the impact of TMS on the car industry? Henry Ford knew how vital transportation is in any business setting. “The real limit to the size of a corporation is transportation,” wrote Henry Ford in his 1926 industry treatise “Today and Tomorrow.”

Clean Transportation Leaders Honored in DC/Maryland/Virginia Region

NGT News

The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition (GWRCCC) has announced the winners of its 2019 Clean Transportation Awards. In its annual report to the U.S.

The Robot Uprising Reaches the Store

Logistics Viewpoints

The robot uprising is coming to a store near you. And no, I’m not talking about Skynet building T-1000 Terminators to take over the world (or store in this case).

Are you ready for CVSA Brake Safety Week?

Fleet Owner

This Sept. 15-21 the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will hold its annual Brake Safety Week. and Canadian commercial vehicle inspectors will pay special attention to braking systems, hoses, tubes, automatic adjustment mechanisms and ma

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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.

The Benefits of Effective Final Mile Logistics

Cerasis

An effective final mile logistics strategy must consider all variables, defining what is necessary to provide a superior customer experience. Unfortunately, not all final mile carriers are equal, and services may vary widely between geographic regions.

Cummins Beefs up Hydrogen Fuel Cell Business with Hydrogenics Acquisition

NGT News

Cummins Inc. has closed on its acquisition of Hydrogenics Corp., a provider of fuel cell and hydrogen production technologies. The previously announced acquisition was completed for $15.00

Big Data, Big Possibilities: The Power of a Telematics Platform

Logistics Viewpoints

Fleet telematics has a robust return on investment. Multitenant platforms can be an elegant way to collect Big Data. Big Data, used right, has great power. Put them all together and what do you get? An interesting logistics technology.

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Kenworth reaches for new truckers with appreciation video

Fleet Owner

As 2019 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week comes to an end, Kenworth pays homage to truckers with an inspirational video that highlights its premium equipment

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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.