Sat.Oct 20, 2018 - Fri.Oct 26, 2018

Attracting Millennials in the Supply Chain Means Getting Your Digital Supply Chain In Order


As explained by Brian Barry of Multichannel Merchant , millennials make a growing cross-section of the American labor force. Ignoring this generation is impossible and attracting millennials in the supply chain is an even bigger hurdle.

The New NAFTA: What’s Changed? What’s the Impact?

Talking Logistics

Renegotiating the almost 25-year-old NAFTA trade agreement has been a priority of the current U.S. administration, and after a lot of back and forth negotiations between the US, Mexico, and Canada over the past year, a new agreement has been reached which is set to be signed soon. What’s changed? How will these changes impact companies, particularly those that trade with Mexico? What actions should shippers take in response?

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Supply Chain Sustainability Priority, but Measurement is Lacking

Material Handling and Logistics

Barriers to implementing a sustainable strategy include the difficulty in proving the business case.

Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Receiving Process


It’s not uncommon to see small and mid-size warehouses struggle with operational inefficiencies. In meeting with many warehouse managers and carefully analyzing their warehouse operations , one common problem that surfaces is a lack of standard processes and specialization within the warehouse.

What are your peers saying about Supply Chain Network Design?

Companies want to maximize service levels, but they also want to cut costs. How do you find the optimum balance? That's what Supply Chain Network Design is all about. This report delves into the benefits of SCND as a process and what companies are looking for and struggling with when it comes to supportive technologies.

Is Powerloop Good for the Freight Business with Andrew Kelley

The Logistics of Logistics

download the audio file. [0:43] 0:43] Please tell us about your background. Andrew Kelley is a global technology executive focused on logistics and supply chain software.

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Freight spending rose by double digits in Q3, buoyed by tight trucking market.

DC Velocity

But long-term outlook is stormy, as U.S. economy may slump under weight of trade tariffs, rising interest rates, U.S. Bank report says. Strategy

The Evolving Supply Chain Skills of the Workforce

Material Handling and Logistics

Supply chain management is a career that perfectly matches the skill set of the Millennial generation—if they can be persuaded to pursue it. Perhaps it’s not too much of a stretch to compare the changes that the current workforce is experiencing to the first time that human beings stood upright.

This Week in Logistics News (October 22-26, 2018)

Talking Logistics

What does it feel like to cycle in 29F weather going 17.2 mph for 27 miles? I found out this past Monday when I went out for my final training ride before shipping my bike to Santa Fe, NM for the JDRF Ride to Cure.

Most Important E-Commerce Logistics Trends To Watch


The e-commerce is changing and presenting online retailers with new and innovative ways of trading online. Because global e-commerce retail sales are expected to exceed 6 trillion dollars by 2021 every business wants to be a leader in their own niches.

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Consumers to spend 4 percent more this holiday season, NRF survey shows

DC Velocity

Omnichannel buying trends continue, as fifty percent of consumers surveyed say they will buy online and pick up in store. Omnichannel

Ocean Ports Lead the Way in Logistics Technology Advancements

Material Handling and Logistics

The Port of Virginia serves as a case study in how the nation’s ports are adapting to the needs of the new economy. The North American continent was discovered by sea-faring explorers.

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What is Integrated Supply Chain Planning?

Logistics Viewpoints

Mike Reibsamen – the Director of Integrated Supply Chain – at Berry Global, spoke about Berry Global’s supply chain transformation at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) annual conference in early October. Mr. Reibsamen’s primary point was that companies will get much better payback from their supply chain projects if they don’t do them in an ad hoc manner. A company should have a comprehensive end-to-end vision of what they want to accomplish, […].

How Can Technology be The Game Changer for Your Manufacturing Business?


Embracing the changes brought forth by technology in today’s world of digitization hasn’t harmed anyone, provided they haven’t misused or exploited the resource.

Oracle unveils four blockchain applications for supply chain

DC Velocity

Track and trace module now in pilot case with California brewery, full suite to launch in 2019. Technology

Still Managing Exceptions Manually? How a TMS Can Help

Talking Logistics

In the good old days, your transportation management system (TMS) could manage nearly all of your transportation workflows. For the exceptions that did pop up, you could dutifully handle them manually, which took some effort but wasn’t a colossal burden on your time.

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Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back on the Highways

Material Handling and Logistics

A new round of Hours-of-Service rulemaking and a continued debate on ELD effectiveness leave shippers dazed and confused


[PODCAST] How Shippers Gain Competitive Advantage with a Strategic Approach to Transportation Management


Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode Cerasis welcomes our very own National Director of Sales, Roger Jones. Roger manages our entire sales team, our sales agents, and partner agencies.

AIT Worldwide Logistics acquires WorldFresh Express

DC Velocity

Supply chain solutions provider expands cold chain capabilities, adds 13,800 square-foot West Coast facility for storing frozen, refrigerated and fresh foods. Transportation

Finding the Optimal California Warehouse Space for Your Products

West Coast and California Logistics

California. A very big state with a very big population. In fact, it’s the largest consumer market in the U.S. and thus a very sensible place to have a distribution center.

BlueGrace Logistics Continues Chicago Growth Trajectory

Blue Grace Logistics

BlueGrace Logistics Continues Chicago Growth Trajectory. Doubles Hiring Plans and Footprint at Chicago Board of Trade.

Amazon Is A Green Company!

Logistics Viewpoints

Amazon is not the world’s least sustainable company. On the contrary, I believe Amazon is a leader in transforming our economy toward green business models. Amazon is an enormous business. In 2017, the company generated $177 billion in revenues. Shipping costs, including sortation and delivery center and transportation costs, were $21.7 billion. In some ways the transportation of e-commerce orders generates more GHG than traditional store replenishment.

XPO drivers in Cinnaminson, N.J., vote to join Teamsters

DC Velocity

Result is latest twist in battle between logistics giant and union organization. Strategy

The End of Sears Should Be Mourned by The Supply Chain Community


If I described to you a retail entity which did the following what would you say?

Canadian Government Launches $20 Million Women Entrepreneurship Strategy

Morai Logistics

The Canadian government is making a significant investment into providing financial support and opportunity to women entrepreneurship. On Friday, October 19th, 2018, Canadian Export, Promotion Minister, Mary Ng, announced a $20 million government fund toward supporting women in business. This contribution is in addition to an $85 million Women Entrepreneurship Strategy Ecosystem fund implemented last month. Women entrepreneurs could receive up to $100,000 toward growing their businesses.

Tips and Tricks to Successfully Move Cross-Country

GoShip Blog

The thought of moving can frighten many different people, especially moving across the country.

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OnRobot opens U.S. headquarters in Dallas

DC Velocity

Danish firm sees hot growth in market for cobot arm tooling in material handling, other sectors. Robotics

Associate Effort Drives Breast Cancer Awareness

Move Ahead

After losing her mother, grandmother and aunt to breast cancer, Sha’non Shawgo’s own diagnosis, while not surprising, was no less unsettling.

This Week in Logistics News (October 20 – 26)

Logistics Viewpoints

Last week I mentioned that the Panama Canal expansion has resulted in record breaking tonnage moving through the waterway. The expansion was surely an engineering feat, using the latest technology to improve the global supply chain. However, engineering feats such as building a massive canal did not always have access to this level of technology. Today marks the 193rd anniversary of the opening of the Erie Canal. While the Panama Canal expansion took roughly nine […].

Companies Say They're Ready to Move Supply Chains From China

Material Handling and Logistics

"We’re pro-actively taking action," Todd Bluedorn, CEO of Lennox International. "I’m I’m not sure the Chinese tariffs are going to be short term. And so we’re taking action to sort of avoid the tariffs by moving to southeast Asia and other low-cost countries that can meet our requirements.".

Canada Border Services Agency to pilot blockchain shipping solution

DC Velocity

CBSA will use TradeLens from IBM/Maersk to improve and secure trade, companies say. Technology

Why has e-commerce grown so much and what you should be doing about it


The Southeast Asian region would grow at 32% CAGR, reaching about $88 billion by 2025, Indian shores have taken up e-commerce strongly. Here, the market is slated to reach $64 billion by 2020, $200 billion by 2026, and surpass the U.S market by 2034.

4 Steps to Improving Supply Chain Design Maturity

Logistics Viewpoints

The supply chain industry is evolving at an unprecedented pace, with rapidly-changing customer expectations, the introduction of disruptive technologies and ongoing economic and geopolitical uncertainties worldwide. To survive — and thrive — businesses need to be increasingly agile and responsive to the market around them. And the ability to do that often starts with having a well-designed supply chain.

What experts say is ahead for the trucking industry

Fleet Owner

The factors that drive truckload freight are going to move “from great to good” and that private fleets are expanding to reduce their spot market exposure