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Nine Tips for Creating a OSHA-Compliant Delivery and Receiving Environment

MTS Logistics

A busy loading dock with a steady stream of deliveries and outbound loads indicates that business is good. Pallets of products stored on a mezzanine ensure that adequate inventory is on hand when needed.

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How to Prepare Your Holiday Order Fulfillment Now

Freight Center

Summer is slowly coming to a close, and the holiday season will be here before we know it. This year has been different for many reasons, but the preparation phase when it comes to your holiday shipping plan shouldn’t be different.

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Big Data-as-a-Service: Creating New Value for Peak Season Agile Logistics

Cerasis

Differentiation in the supply chain rests at the crossroads of digital transformation and applied data. Today’s shippers, carriers, and logistics service providers (LSP) face an uphill battle in securing available capacity, allocating resources, and planning for an uncertain peak season.

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What is Staff Augmentation? Easy to Understand Meaning

Cyzerg

Staff augmentation is a good solution for companies to reduce operating costs while maintaining productivity as much as possible. But before taking advantage of this service, you need to understand the definition of staff augmentation and its respective pros and cons. Information Technology

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Seller Fulfilled Prime Changes: Options for Sellers

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

A few weeks ago, Amazon rocked some of its merchants’ worlds when it announced several changes to its Seller Fulfilled Prime program.

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Delivery Robots: Out of the Trash Heap of Ideas?

Talking Logistics

Will delivery robots, designed to travel on sidewalks, gain traction or will they ultimately end up in the trash heap of ideas? I asked that question back in March 2019, soon after FedEx introduced its FedEx SameDay Bot. That was back in pre-pandemic days, which seems like a lifetime ago.

3 Reasons You Can’t Afford to Wait: Agility, Resiliency, and Sustainability

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain is in the spotlight. It is the business function that is front and center - on top of the minds of consumers and executives. The global pandemic has ripped the rug out from under supply chains, but also highlighted its importance.

Commentary: What makes Alaska’s oil industry unique?

Supply Chain and Logistics

This article showcases the difficulties of arctic oil production andlogistics. It is a very nice summary of the most important long term issues. Of course there are many others, on the sustainability side, like devastation of the tundra habitat, and … Continue reading → Logistics Managerial Econ Production Operations Supply Chains Sustainability arctic environment Oil sustainability

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Never a dull moment in supply chain and logistics these days

Logistics Management

The reasons for why 2020 is different than any other year are wide and varied, considering the COVID-19 pandemic, the related economic fallout from it brought, as well as the uneasy rise in civil unrest in various parts of the United States, too.

Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

COVID-19 is Making Real-Time Freight Visibility Mission Critical

Talking Logistics

Demand for real-time freight visibility has been growing over the past few years, but as with many other things, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the importance of deploying this capability. Is real-time freight visibility mission critical today?

E-Commerce Is Booming: Is Your Final Mile Strategy Up to The Challenge?

Logistics Viewpoints

While retailers welcome the surge of online orders, the increased sales of big and bulky items pose unique final mile delivery changes.

Containerized soybean exports spike

Supply Chain and Logistics

There are suddenly more exports of soybeans to China in containers. It’s earlier than usual, and more of them. Over several years now, containerized exports of soybeans are rising, but suddenly it’s faster. A Taiwanese source said that “it’s more … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains agriculture container shipping intermodal transport ocean shipping soybeans

Trinity Foundation Raises Over $10,000 for Local Cardiology Unit

Trinity Logistics

On August 29th, The Trinity Foundation held its 10th Annual Heart and Sole 5K. Money raised from this event goes back to the local community through the Tidal Health’ s Cardiology Unit. This year’s event raised over $10,000 to support this area of focus for the Trinity Foundation.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

International Foodservice Distribution Association Debuts Virtual Conference

Food Logistics

Scheduled for Oct. 27-29, DSC DIRECT will feature education sessions, a virtual expo hall, innovation lab presentations and virtual networking. Transportation

Warehouse Automation Global Market Update: Steady as She Goes

Logistics Viewpoints

The warehouse automation market the market didn’t grow as much in 2019 as I had expected, while 2020 is looking better than I had anticipated. Warehouse automation demand from most direct-to-consumer channels remained active, with some growing very rapidly.

LA and Long Beach ports could learn from Mister Rogers

Supply Chain and Logistics

Cooperation seems to go out the window in tough times. But California’s ports have a long history of cooperation on clean air. I hope they will resolve differences soon and putthis behind us. A reduction in the clean air fee … Continue reading → Labor Economics Logistics Ports Supply Chains Sustainability clean air cooperation emissions infrastructure port management

A Smarter Customer Journey

Parade

Expectations for software that touts itself as "artificial intelligence" or "AI" are deservedly high. After all, it has gone from a , pop culture theme (albeit often dystopian) to table stakes for enterprise software companies.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Fall trucking levels surprisingly high as industry rebounds from COVID-19 shutdown

Logistics Management

Leading trucking executives and analysts say they are pleasantly surprised by the strength in freight demand coming out of the COVID-19-induced economic shutdown in early summer. It’s slightly better if your company is hauling retail goods as the industrial economy remains so-so.

Another trucking event that remains a go: 10-4 on D.C. kicks off Oct. 1

Overdrive Online

Unlike many gatherings this year to date, 10-4 on D.C. remains a go. The event has reduced its two principal days on the National Mall to one, with further activities planned for the Frederickburg Agriculatural Fairgrounds in Virginia. Uncategorized 10-4 on D.C. that's a big 10-4 on D.C.

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Five Tips for Heavy Haul & Over-Dimensional Shipping

Trinity Logistics

The shipment of over-dimensional and/or heavy haul freight requires a special expertise! Luckily, many of our Trinity Team Members and Authorized Agents specialize in over-dimensional shipments.

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Making the case for ELDs

Truck News

I consider myself to be one of the most fortunate people in the trucking industry. I’ve been hooked on computers since I took a Grade 12 computer programming class. I was in Grade 11 at the time. Our physics teacher taught the class because the subject was so new.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

ISM report points to solid manufacturing growth in August

Logistics Management

In its monthly Manufacturing Report on Business, ISM reported that the report’s key metric, the PMI, was 56 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), which topped July’s reading by 1.8

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Using a TMS to Capture Multi-Modal Ratings to Manage Peak Season Costs

Cerasis

Keeping freight spend under control and maintaining logistics visibility have always been a top priority for supply chain leaders going into peak season. Unfortunately, peak season costs continue to soar. For 2020, peak season costs are likely to shatter records.

Top Quarterly Blogs: Chemical Industry

Trinity Logistics

Our quarterly industry focus was on the chemical industry. We researched your current challenges in logistics and found solutions. Out of all the blogs posted, these three were our most read. If you missed out on reading any of them, simply click on the headlines below!

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Nationwide CVSA Roadcheck 2020 Alert

Freight Center

Be aware. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) delayed its annual Roadcheck to Sept. 9 th -11 th. You may experience shipping delays resulting from thorough 37-point inspections.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!