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Here’s What the Future Will Look Like Once the Industry Embraces Public Blockchain

Shipchain

You may have noticed a few prominent private blockchains popping up here and there. The problem with these private blockchains is, at their core, they are not truly decentralized. By joining a private chain, you do not get all of the benefits that blockchain promises.

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Sustainability In The Maritime Industry

Mazars Ledger Manufacturing and Distribution

Sustainability concerns are increasing, both in the United States and internationally, gradually rewriting the rules for business. In the past, […]. The post Sustainability In The Maritime Industry appeared first on The Ledger - Mazars USA.

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Know Your Tools – The Truckers Guide to Truck Engines

United World Transporation

Apart from your home, your truck is probably the single most expensive asset you will purchase. When you are buying such a big-ticket item, it’s always a good idea to have some knowledge. Finding the best diesel engine for a semi-truck and the best semi-truck to buy requires much research.

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What is Dry Van Shipping?

GoShip Blog

Whether you are shipping full truckload or less-than-truckload freight, chances are you are using dry van shipping. It is the most commonly used trailer type within the trucking industry as it allows to transport large amounts of goods and almost every type of commodity. What is a dry van trailer?

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

The Number One Reason Why People Buy with Steve Elwell

The Logistics of Logistics

[01:17] What is the number one reason people buy? A study on a huge sample size discovered that 38% of the sale is attributable to the salesperson; their behavior, expertise, and ability to provide a solution. [02:09] 02:09] Talk a little about buying behavior before going further.

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What Truck Driver Shortage?

Logistics Viewpoints

Don’t Wait to Start a Supply Chain Digitization Practice

Talking Logistics

Digitization is not the future of effective supply chain management; it is the present. Organizations that are slow-walking the adoption of a digitization initiative are risking their competitive advantage and leaving significant money on the table across every link in the supply chain.

FedEx – Despite the Lipstick Attempt, A Disappointing Earnings Report

Logistics Trends and Insights

Six ways to build a safety culture within your fleet

Fleet Owner

There is no single fix to make your fleet safer, but a comprehensive approach can drive your company to safety

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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.

NSC 2019: OSHA's Top 10 Violations for 2019

Material Handling and Logistics

OSHA's top 10 safety violations speak to workplace safety

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9 Steps to Create a Final Mile Program from Scratch

Cerasis

New technologies and services continue to reshape the landscape of logistics, and as explained by Retail Dive, such services range from disruptors within the industry to a renewed focus on developing a successful final mile program.

5 Reasons Why 5G Adds Value to Your Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

5G connectivity will shape tomorrow’s fulfillment operations - nullifying latency, extending the cloud's reach, enabling real-time inventory status updates, supporting real-time analytics and more. It will provide at least ten times faster data transfer compared to 4G cellular networks.

Women drivers speak out about detention study

Fleet Owner

Fleet Owner talked with women drivers to get their insight into detention. Many of them did not agree with the report's results

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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.

California Contractor Ban Could Drive Owner-Operators Out of the Industry

Material Handling and Logistics

Owner-operator truck drivers, along with other independent contractors, could end up leaving California altogether if a new law goes into effect, as expected

Don’t Hoard Your TMS

Talking Logistics

A transportation management system (TMS) is an obvious tool for the logistics team, helping to move freight faster, more cost-effectively, and more easily from start to finish.

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How E-Commerce is Changing Returns

Kuebix

The growing popularity of e-commerce has led to exponential growth in number of returns. While they have always been an integral part of shopping, online orders are significantly increasing their presence in the retail and e-commerce industries.

FMCSA hears concerns about proposed HOS changes

Fleet Owner

Industry stakeholders weigh in on HOS rule proposals during FMCSA listening session that draws support from drivers, concerns from safety advocates and worries about carrier coercion

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.

Start Recognizing Mental Health Issues at Your Workplace

Material Handling and Logistics

As September is World Suicide Prevention Month, here are some strategies to implement in the workplace to improve mental health

Reflections on East Timor by a logistics unit commander – twenty years on

Logistics in War

By Brigadier Michael Kehoe (Retd). In the two decades since the Australian deployment to East Timor as part of the International Force East Timor (INTERFET), much has been written about the operation predominantly from the national and military strategic perspectives.

Transportation Trends: First Autonomous Spotters, Then Autonomous Trucks.

Logistics Viewpoints

Autonomous vehicles, such as yard and shuttle trucks that operate in in controlled environments, such as ports, manufacturing plants, and distribution center yards will be the first to go mainstream. ZF revealed autonomous Terminal Yard Tractor to the world last year.

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Respecting the driver can make all the difference

Fleet Owner

How using Vusion to manage your drivers could help retain them

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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.”

Sierra Club Calls for Transportation Emissions Target in N.Y.

NGT News

The Sierra Club has released a report calling for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., to set a statewide target to reduce on-road transportation emissions 55% by 2035 in order to meet New York’s long-term climate goals. This target is endorsed by statewide coalition Electrify NY.

Siloed Systems and Processes Remain Big Barriers to Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published last week, “Focus on Customer Experience: Research on Supply Chain Priorities and Investments.”

Tips to Improve Final Mile Delivery Strategies

Cerasis

The final mile delivery market will climb to more than $55 billion by 2025, says MarketWatch, and if shippers wish to remain in front of consumers, they must enhance their use of final mile delivery strategies.

What’s new in video intelligence?

Fleet Owner

How to manage fatigue monitoring and safe driving with new tech

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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.