Sat.Aug 10, 2019 - Fri.Aug 16, 2019

What’s on Your Radar? Planning for Less Disruption in the Wake of Severe Weather and Disasters

Talking Logistics

Ask anyone in supply chain – the past few years have been particularly active for natural disasters and major weather events. Globally, natural disasters caused $160 billion in damage in 2018 according to a report by German insurance company Munich RE. In the U.S.

FedEx’s Breakup with Amazon Draws Battle Lines in the Fight for Shipping

Kuebix

FedEx is breaking up with Amazon as the e-commerce giant continues to make waves in the shipping industry. The carrier announced that it will choose not to renew its ground freight contract with Amazon for any final mile delivery, effective September 2019.

How EDI Became Cool Again

Logistics Viewpoints

Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is cool again. Not all EDI, just EDI based on value added networks (VANs). The reason? More and more companies are engaging in digital transformations.

That Broken Bolt is Speaking to You

The Lean Thinker

The factory is running complex automated equipment. At the morning meeting today we heard “machine x was down for broken bolts.” Actually “again.”. Background – the bolts in question resist pressure in molding equipment. The details of how the equipment works aren’t relevant here.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

No Stone Unturned: Examining Order Fulfillment Costs

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re searching for sound budgeting advice, look no further than the Rolling Stones who once said: “You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometime, you find you get what you need.”.

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State of US Logistics 2019: Collaboration Required to Control Logistics Costs

Material Handling and Logistics

The Current State of Final Mile Delivery

Cerasis

Final mile delivery represents the highest costs and risks within a shipment. Each process leading to final mile delivery becomes moot if a delay occurs or shippers don’t keep customer service in the highest regard.

A European Perspective on Parcel Lockers

Logistics Trends and Insights

LTI is very pleased to feature a fascinating Q & A discussion on parcel lockers between our own Dean Maciuba and one of Europe’s foremost experts on the subject, Marek Rozycki. Enjoy the content and feel free to chime in with your own opinion.

5 key changes to HOS rule proposed by FMCSA

Fleet Owner

Newly proposed HOS rule offers five main revisions to the existing HOS rules, including the ability to split up off-duty time

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Will Greater Data Granularity Lead to Better, Faster Decisions?

Speaker: Dave Food, Strategy Director at Prophetic Technology

With the increasing granularity of data coming from consumption points through extended data ecosystems of the Internet of things and with the integration of networks meaning net real-time change can be dynamically modeled and executed, what is the role of Supply Chain planning? Join Dave Food, Strategy Director of Prophetic Technology, on December 11th and learn how data is changing your supply chain!

Warehouse Automation Growing, But for How Long?

Material Handling and Logistics

While the market is expected to grow at 12.6% over the next five years; a new survey predicts a temporary dip in revenue growth between 2020 and 2021

Supply Chain Automation: Key Stages in Supply Chains That Can Benefit

Cerasis

Even though robotics and AI will never be able to fill in for human logic and expertise, there is a case to be made for supply chain automation thru automated systems.

7 Back-to-School Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

Kuebix

Schools will be back in session in a few short weeks, and for some, classes have already started!

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What truckers need to do when stopped by the highway patrol

Fleet Owner

You can be more efficient by being safe, and not giving law enforcement a reason to stop you. But if they do, a professional attitude will get you back on the road more quickly

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.

Top 25 Supply Chains of 2019

Material Handling and Logistics

Our annual look at how the best companies excel at managing their global supply chains

As Retailers Eye Final Mile Strategies, They Launch BOPIS to Neutralize Costs

Cerasis

Many retailers have implemented buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS) strategies without realizing it. Although the name invokes the fears of coding and advanced systems, it refers to the process of buying a product online and picking it up in the store, i.e., BOPIS.

Are there counterfeits in your global supply chain?

Logistics Management

Determining if there are counterfeit products in your supply chain is no easy task. How do you know if you’re buying and using true products from your suppliers and distribution channels

UPS hires PepsiCo’s Newman as next CFO

Fleet Owner

The outside hire will replace retiring Richard Peretz

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Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Railroads Losing Price Advantage Over Trucking

Material Handling and Logistics

The dwindling pricing advantage means that there is less financial incentive for shippers to transport cargo “intermodal” rather than just utilizing trucking for the entire length of the trip

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Colorado City Readies for New Biogas Treatment and RNG Fueling Project

NGT News

A new renewable natural gas (RNG) project is moving forward in the City of Longmont, Colo. In late July, contractor CGRS Inc. brought in Maverick Steel Inc. to begin erecting the steel on a site at the northwest corner of the city’s wastewater treatment plant (WWTP).

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (August 16, 2019)

Talking Logistics

“Papi, why don’t you have a six pack,” my oldest daughter asked me last week while we were on vacation. I had just returned from a 72-mile bike ride and had taken my jersey off. What do you mean?” I replied. Well, you cycle so much, for so many hours, I’m just wondering why you.

Delivery economy becoming core of customer experience

Fleet Owner

The rise of on-demand delivery apps and free-shipping has changed how consumers shop and raised expectations for deliveries

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The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

ICE Raids Should Be Employers’ Wake-Up Call

Material Handling and Logistics

The current crackdown is only an extension of what the agency has been doing for quite a while

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How Math is Becoming Cool in Supply Chain – Again!

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. When I started my career in the late ’90s, supply chain was a cool place for math geeks!

Midwest EVOLVE Rolling out Variety of EV Events

NGT News

Over the past three years, nearly 175,000 people have participated in the American Lung Association’s Midwest EVOLVE project, a seven-state program to promote the advantages of electric vehicles (EVs).

‘Back-loaded’ hurricane season bearing down on U.S. coastlines

Fleet Owner

More than 45% of U.S. refining capacity and 51% of gas processing is along the Gulf of Mexico coastline

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.