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.

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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.

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.

Rate outlook: Indicators point to mid-2020 recovery

Fleet Owner

The Yield Curve vs. the Coyote Curve: Recession remains a wildcard, but the freight cycle is set to turn favorable for truckers, industry analysts and forecasters agree at ACT Research event

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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.”.

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.

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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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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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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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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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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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

Trends in Final Mile Logistics

Cerasis

Trends in final mile logistics mirror those present in all industries undergoing digital transformation.

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.