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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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.

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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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.

Route Optimization and Strategic Investments: The Keys to Controlling Freight Costs

Material Handling and Logistics

Learn how to create a reliable, cost-effective network with visibility for your customers and your team

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.”.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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.

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.

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

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

New trucks taking advantage of fuel-saving tech

Fleet Owner

Advancements tested on trucks of the future are starting to be part of new truck models

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.

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.

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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TMS Selection Criteria: Questions to Ask Upon Evaluation of a TMS

Cerasis

Investing in a transportation management system (TMS) is one of the best ways for shippers to improve logistics management and reduce freight costs. While a TMS might have been a game-changer in the past, it is essential for shippers that wish to stay competitive and attract customers.

Medium-duty market continues to grow

Fleet Owner

Population growth and concentration in urban areas will continue to fuel medium-duty sales

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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.