Sat.Jun 22, 2019 - Fri.Jun 28, 2019

Freight Brokerage Tech: To Build or Buy? That is the Question.

Parade

In a recent article, Peter Rentschler, CEO at CarrierDirect, discussed why freight brokerages should focus on better utilizing their existing Transport Management System (TMS) to increase operational efficiency, rather than investing in upgrading their systems or purchasing something new. I agree with Peter's insight, and am thankful he shared it. Technology can be a powerful tool to grow your freight brokerage business and introduce incredible efficiencies to your operations.

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Protectionism, Tariffs, Treaties and Trade: The Global Impact

Logistics Trends and Insights

Point-Counterpoint: Discussion Between Charles Brewer and Dean Maciuba. Charles, We could write a book right now on what’s going on with global trade but let me try and set-the-table for you and opine on the US and North America in less than 700 words.

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The Secret of Successful Supply Chains: A Culture of Continuous Improvement 

Blue Grace Logistics

Why are some supply chains operating at an optimum level, while others are struggling to perform day to day operations? How are some supply chains able to respond quickly to market demands, while others miss opportunities?

A New Model for LTL Shipping with Keith Farnsworth

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:20] Opening / Introduction. [00:39] 00:39] Can you tell us a little bit about where you work and where you live? I am the Senior Director of Carrier Development at MyCarrierTMS. We’re based out of Scottsdale, Arizona. [01:12]

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Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

If You Aren’t Being Heard, Then Listen

The Lean Thinker

I was sitting in on a conversation between a Continuous Improvement Manager and the Operations Manager the other day. The Operations Manager was asking for help developing good leader standard work. The C.I.

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Five Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Order Fulfillment Warehouse (Or Are About To)

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Complete this sentence: We’re going to need a bigger. Not surprisingly, most movie buffs’ automatic response is “boat.”. If you sell online and want to prepare your business for exponential growth, the best answer might be: “We’re going to need a bigger order fulfillment warehouse.”.

Driver-invented portable workout bench gets drivers moving when they stop

Fleet Owner

Trainer-turned-trucker David Copeland’s patented portable bench is drawing attention at truck stops and getting more drivers to focus on their health while on the road

How to Develop a Supply Chain Strategy Like Amazon

Cerasis

Amazon has taken the eCommerce industry by storm, becoming the leading online marketplace in the world. And what’s not to love? From fast, affordable shipping to great customer service, consumers can find pretty much anything they need on Amazon.

How to Ensure a Connected Retail Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

Reusable packaging solutions can add value to different areas of the supply chain while pushing the company forward

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

California and Canada Come Together to Advance Clean Transportation

NGT News

The State of California has formed a new partnership with Canada for the advancement of cleaner vehicles and fuels.

Is it truly possible for trucks to reach 10 mpg?

Fleet Owner

Fuel economy should continue to improve as more motor carriers replace existing trucks with newer models. However, growing highway congestion and a rising number of e-commerce deliveries to urban areas are likely to offset some of the gains

2019 Transportation & Supply Chain Half Year Review – Where Are We Now?

Kuebix

At the end of 2018, we made some predictions about what 2019 would look like for the transportation and supply chain industries. With the half-year mark around the corner, it’s time to review those predictions and see which have proven to be accurate and which trends will continue to be important during the second half […]. The post 2019 Transportation & Supply Chain Half Year Review – Where Are We Now? appeared first on Kuebix.

Improving Supply Chain Safety

Material Handling and Logistics

In honor of National Safety Awareness Month, here are some ideas to create a safe working environment for distribution and manufacturing employees

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Solar-Powered CNG Fueling Station Opens in Connecticut

NGT News

Clean Energy Fuels Corp., USA Hauling and Recycling, and Earthlight Solar recently completed a solar-powered compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in East Windsor, Conn.

Take time to reinforce your safe driving policies

Fleet Owner

“Late won’t kill you, speeding will.” Operation Safe Driver Week gives you an excuse to talk about safe driving practices and reinforce your fleet's safe driving expectations

Above the Fold: When to Fire a Customer

Talking Logistics

FedEx recently announced that it “has made the strategic decision to not renew the FedEx Express U.S. domestic contract with Amazon.com, Inc. as we focus on serving the broader e-commerce market.” The company also added that “Amazon.com is not FedEx’s largest customer.

Kroger Breaks Ground on First Automated Warehouse

Material Handling and Logistics

The company is investing $55 million to build the first CNC, which will measure 335,000 square feet and is expected to generate more than 400 new jobs

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

U.S. Gain: Investing in RNG Makes Sense

NGT News

Gain, a vertically integrated renewable natural gas (RNG) supplier, plans to continue expanding its investments in the dairy industry. With its corporate headquarters surrounded by dairy farms, U.S. Gain is familiar with the benefits the agricultural industry provides the local economy. However, U.S.

Survey finds growing support for raising federal fuel taxes

Fleet Owner

'To solve this dilemma, we must either lower our goals for system maintenance and improvements, or raise new revenues,' says Dr. Asha Weinstein Agrawal

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Why a freight service provider is best for distribution center logistics.

Freightquote

Working with a freight service provider is a great way to better distribution center logistics. Read this post to learn more

Technology Adoption 101: Improve the Customer Experience

Material Handling and Logistics

Identify the problem you need solved first before you invest in disruptive technology

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Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.

Orlando-Area Transit Authority Orders New Flyer CNG Buses

NGT News

New Flyer of America Inc. has inked a contract with the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) for up to 75 compressed natural gas (CNG) Xcelsior transit buses. The contract includes a firm order for 25 buses and options to purchase up to an additional 50 buses.

Starsky Robotics testing unmanned trucks in live traffic

Fleet Owner

Starsky Robotics announced it has started testing unmanned trucks on public highways with live traffic in Florida. The first unmanned test in live traffic took place on June 16, with the heavy-duty truck traveling 9.4 miles on the Florida Turnpike

From Purchase Order to the Last Customs Mile: Streamlining and Automating the Global Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Risk, uncertainty, complexity, dynamic — these are all terms we use to describe global supply chain management. How can companies successfully navigate through this environment? What actions can they take to streamline and automate global trade processes? How can technology help? Those are some of the questions I discussed with Ty Bordner, SVP of Marketing.

What’s the Retail Landscape Over Next Decade?

Material Handling and Logistics

"We surveyed consumers of all generations and what they want more than anything else is skilled customer service, personalization, and convenience — delivered in a fresh new way. It’s back to getting the basics precise,” said JLL.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.