Sat.Aug 31, 2019 - Fri.Sep 06, 2019

The advancement of “Virtual Logistics” team

20Cube Logistics

Industries are always looking forward to new technologies that would make their work easier by replacing the traditional way of working with extremely efficient and streamlined technology-driven process.

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Ongoing Tariff War Demands Shippers Be More Efficient

LandLink

President Trump's strategy regarding the Chinese tariffs has been to right a long time wrong. Again, this was a significant aspect of his presidential campaign. The position, which arguably has merit, may come at a substantial cost to the U.S. economy.

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Distribution Services Set for Exceptional Growth with Automation

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

In today’s global village, the demand for distribution services is escalating rapidly due to the increasing complexity of supply chain operations, the expanding e-commerce, and retail sectors, and a pressing need to deliver swiftly and enhance the customer experience.

Increase Your RFP Win Rate by Fixing the Bid and Tender Process with John Golob

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:52] Tell us a little bit about you and your company. I am a John Golob, Founder and CMO of Winmore. We are based in San Francisco.

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.

Getting Started with Data Analytics: Five Questions You Need to Ask

Material Handling and Logistics

With the right strategy, data analytics can provide valuable visibility into your warehousing operations

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New index to improve liner reliability

Supply Chain and Logistics

Alexander Whiteman mentions that the Shanghai Shipping Exchange (SSE) and Cargosmart are defining a new index of carrier reliability. Current reliability is around 80%. That means 1 in 5 ships are not arriving on time. A good reliability index should prove … Continue reading → Logistics Service Management Shipping Supply Chains container shipping customer service

“Are Your Order Fulfillment Services Good Enough?” Apparently not, Says New Internet Retailer Study

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When it comes to figuring out how your fulfillment performance stacks up, it’s tempting to compare yourself to industry giants.

Will Taxing Robots Slow Automation?

Material Handling and Logistics

Is automation the solution to the workforce shortage, or is exacerbating the problem

Search narrows for top rookie military veteran truck driver

Fleet Owner

‘Driving for Excellence Award’ winner to receive Kenworth T680

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.

U.S. potential exit from Universal Postal Union could impact global parcel rates

Logistics Management

Later this month, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) will meet in Geneva, Switzerland, and all eyes will be on whether or not the United States will remain part of the UPU, with the eventual outcome having the potential to impact global parcel rates heading into Peak Season

The U.S. Freight Industry Keeps Growing Strong

Cerasis

The U.S. freight industry keeps growing strong. According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), the trucking industry’s revenues increased from $700.1 billion in 2017 to $796.7 billion in 2018. Throughout 2019 freight demand has continued to rise.

Order Fulfillment Mobile Robots Start to Deliver

Material Handling and Logistics

Excluding Amazon, more than 100,000 AMRs will have been deployed for order fulfillment by the end of 2020, and that more than 580,000 will be installed over the next five years

Intermodal chassis tariff divides truckers, US manufacturers

Fleet Owner

In tariff exclusion request, ATA says domestic trailer builders can’t meet chassis demand; trailer builders contend ATA’s case is “akin to blaming the victims” of unfair Chinese trade practices

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.

Committing to preparedness, and the balance between ‘all of it’ and ‘just enough’

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. Logistics In War has been exploring preparedness and logistics in a series of articles over the last three months. The role of logistics in preparedness is self-evident.

National Drive Electric Week Events Kick off Sept. 14

NGT News

The ninth-annual National Drive Electric Week (NDEW), a coast-to-coast celebration of electric vehicles (EVs), will be held on Sept. 14-22. Through test drives, parades, news conferences, and announcements of new EV policies and programs, NDEW events are designed to promote the benefits of EVs.

Shipping’s Great Fuel Switch Is Starting to Drive Up Freight Costs

Material Handling and Logistics

The pressure to retrofit old ships with new parts in order to meet new environmental regulations is causing a sharp rise in shipping costs

Wilbanks Trucking to haul the 2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas tree

Fleet Owner

Wilbanks Trucking hauls oversized, overweight loads, making them a good fit to transport the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree from New Mexico to Washington, DC

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.

Hurricane Dorian Threatens Supply Chains Needed for Recovery

Kuebix

When Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane this past Sunday, it left devastation in its wake. The storm brought with it high winds and extreme flood waters that would rip off roofs and ruin houses. Adding to the destructive nature of the storm was its slow movement up the coast.

How to define a target market for logistics company

LoGo

Every company needs to know their public, their necessities, pains, and wishes. In the logistics business, it wouldn’t be different. But how to do this?

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NLRB and NMB Ease Union Decertification Process

Material Handling and Logistics

The NLRB also seeks to simplify representation elections

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Trucking by the Numbers: Traffic

Fleet Owner

Editor's note: This is the fifth and final installment of a five-part series of Fleet Owner's annual Trucking by the Numbers report. Read the first, second, third and fourth part here. In this section of Trucking by the Num

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.

What Shippers Need to Know About the New IMO 2020 Emissions Standards

Talking Logistics

In an effort to reduce air pollution from container ships, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) recently announced a new standard regarding the acceptable levels of sulfur oxides (SOx) emissions in bunker fuel.

Cold Chain/ Food Logistics: Setting the standard for cold chain

Logistics Management

Recent studies show that cold chain efficiency is often less than ideal, as abuses above or below the optimal product?specific specific temperature range occur frequently.

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Mezzanines and VRCs: The Foundation of Automation

Material Handling and Logistics

Automating a warehouse can help increase product throughput while reducing a facility’s incidence of human errors

Fuel costs less of a drag for Mesilla Valley with Michelin's aero kit

Fleet Owner

The North American dry freight carrier is attaching Michelin’s Energy Guard aero kit to its trailers to decrease resistance and increase fuel efficiency

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.