Sat.Jul 27, 2019 - Fri.Aug 02, 2019

Training the Next Generation of Truck Drivers to Combat Increasing Customer Demand

Kuebix

As e-commerce becomes more popular amongst the growing population, the trucking industry faces an increase in shipping demands.

Preparing for produce: What to expect for TL shipping.

Freightquote

The full truckload shipping industry ramps up for the spring with produce season acting as the catalyst. Learn more about preparing for the imbalance in supply and demand, as carriers migrate south to take advantage of new opportunities

25 tips to bolster your fleet’s green strategy

Fleet Owner

Manufacturers are on the push to increase efficiency, though some features can seem too high of a cost at procurement. Pilot one technology at a time to see if the ROI works

5 Biggest Mistakes Sellers Make When Using Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) with Ephraim Ausch

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:52] Please introduce yourself. I am VP of Sales at Tactical Logistic Solutions. Tactical has locations in New Jersey and California, and I’m based in New Jersey. Tactical is an end-to-end provider of supply chain logistics. We go from our client’s overseas manufacturing location via air, sea, and land to their warehouse, our warehouse, or to Amazon’s warehouse. [01:36] 01:36] Tell us a little bit about your background. I grew up in a Monsey, New York, a small town in Rockland County.

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

Why Logistics and Product Quality Scorecards Should Be One and the Same

Talking Logistics

It’s been several decades since Toyota revolutionized the supply chain world with its adoption of lean manufacturing and total quality control methodologies that encouraged companies to take a strategic view on supplier relationships and continuous improvement.

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What Is the Right Pick and Pack Methods for Your Warehouse?

Cerasis

The warehouse is one of the most rapidly evolving aspects of modern business, especially in the growing ecommerce market. The biggest warehouses are adopting drones and robotics to help or replace humans, while even the smallest are picking up the software to help increase accuracy levels.

Cold Calling on Steroids with Brad Seaman

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:44] Tell us a little bit about you and your company. I am Brad Seaman, founder and CEO of MonsterConnect, which is based in Indianapolis, Indiana. MonsterConnect is sales enablement / lead generation service that help sales teams become 6-8 times more productive. [01:14]

Safety technology always pays off

Fleet Owner

ATRI has determined its top six research topics for 2019

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Plan Effectively For These Supply Chain Risks

Talking Logistics

Which risks do you believe supply chain professionals need to plan for more effectively moving forward? We asked members of our Indago research community that question back in May.

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.

[PODCAST] The State of Freight Trucking with Craig Fuller, CEO of FreightWaves

Cerasis

Listen to “The State of Freight Trucking with Craig Fuller, CEO FreightWaves” on Spreaker.

5 Keys to Effective Expediting with Alex Pavlovic

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:37] Please introduce yourself. I am head of the department of expediting at Virnich Corporation in Chicago. It’s a full-service 3PL and carrier company. [01:01] 01:01] Tell us a little bit about your background.

Report details paths to reduce truck idling

Fleet Owner

Fleets can significantly trim their idle times with an investment in the right combination of technologies, resulting not only in financial savings but higher driver retention and an improved “green” image. Those were among the key findings of

Commentary: Cato’s Jones Act numbers wrong

Supply Chain and Logistics

John McCown, a former shipping company CEO and transport hedge fund executive, debunks the faulty calculations in the Cato Institute’s analysis of the Jones Act as it applies to Puerto Rico. Most container traffic from the US flows from Jacksonville … Continue reading → Labor Economics Logistics Shipping Strategy Supply Chains economics Jones Act supply chains trade

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.

Cargo Drones Making Inroads in Shipping

Material Handling and Logistics

A variety of companies, mostly start-ups, are producing these drones and using them, in a limited way for now, to deliver goods.

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Shelf Level Visibility is Critical to Retail Supply Chain Excellence

Logistics Viewpoints

Retailers face some tough dilemnas. Growing SKU counts drive worse on-shelf availability. Growing reliance on direct store delivery holds fulfillment costs down, but DSD suppliers goals are not fully aligned with retailers.

Five reasons to consider electrification

Fleet Owner

Electrification of commercial vehicles is here. Are you ready to make the jump

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MBTA Welcomes New Electric Buses

NGT News

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has unveiled the first three of five electric bus prototypes for its Silver Line. With support from a $10 million federal grant, the MBTA procured the 60-foot, battery-electric buses from New Flyer.

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.

Support Rolls in for America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act

Material Handling and Logistics

The bill represents the largest amount of funding provided for highway reauthorization legislation in history

[INFOGRAPHIC] Futuristic Transportation We’ll See In Our Lifetime

Cerasis

The world is continuing to evolve around us. As recently as a couple of decades ago, concepts like having the internet in every home and the 3D printers would have been confined to the realms of science fiction alone. Things have changed rapidly in that time.

Diesel technology: Myth vs. fact

Fleet Owner

Thanks to advancements in diesel fuel efficiency, state-of-the-art particulate traps and other control systems, the latest generation of diesel trucks are more efficient than ever before

Oregon Governor Signs RNG Bill into Law

NGT News

Kate Brown, D-Ore., has signed into law S.B.98, creating a path for renewable natural gas (RNG) to become an increasing part of the state’s energy supply. NW Natural, a natural gas service company serving Oregon and Washington, worked with legislators to propose S.B.98

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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.

Getting Your Deal: 12 Tips for Shippers Negotiating Freight Contracts

Material Handling and Logistics

Learn how to reduce your company’s legal risk while building a foundation for a long-term relationship

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Uber Freight sets up shop in Germany

Logistics Management

Late last month, Uber Freight, a subsidiary of the ubiquitous, ride-sharing service Uber, whose proprietary app matches trucking companies with loads to haul, announced it has expanded into Germany

Kenworth adds Alcoa Dura-Black wheels with new style

Fleet Owner

Kenworth now offers the new Alcoa Dura-Black wheels with alternative styling for Kenworth heavy and medium duty conventional truck models. According to Alcoa, the Alcoa Dura-Black wheels provide the same advantages as all lightweight Alcoa forg

Rising Consumer Expectations are Prompting Change in Food Supply Chains

Kuebix

The food industry is no stranger to steadily rising consumer expectations and standards. It’s becoming increasingly normal for consumers to shop for food in a variety of ways.

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.