Sat.Jan 04, 2020 - Fri.Jan 10, 2020

Round Two of the ELD Rush 

Blue Grace Logistics

We could be seeing another speed bump in the road for trucking as we’ve just passed the Dec. 16 deadline for motor carriers and truck drivers to make the switch from automatic onboard recording devices (AOBRDs) to the federally mandated ELD or electronic logging device.

Status of On-Demand Trucking

Kuebix

The U.S. transportation market is quickly ramping up technology-enhanced options to move products, goods and people in an effort to keep up with demand. Consumers are accustomed to free two-day shipping and detailed tracking information to follow their package every step of the way.

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The Last Mile Really Does Begin with the First Pick From Your Warehouse

Cerasis

The last mile is a well-known and integral step in supply chain operations. Failures within the last mile often usurp all previous steps in the supply chain That said, the same value placed on the last mile should equal the first mile, and as a result, the first touchpoint.

Pool Distribution Services for Confectionery Products

West Coast and California Logistics

Freight logistics professionals can learn something from Match.com - the dating service that links you with complimentary partners. In freight, the perfect match can cut your freight costs 8% to 10%.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

Freight Forwarding Outlook for the U.S. Market May Not Be Rosy in 2020

Logistics Trends and Insights

The latest U.S. manufacturing activity does not bode well for the logistics market. According to the Institute for Supply Management, December’s reading, 47.2, was the lowest reading since June 2009 and the fifth straight month of contraction.

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Warehouse Inventory Management Techniques to Increase Productivity

Cyzerg

Warehouse inventory optimization is a concern for every warehouse. Businesses wish to achieve a perfect balance between understocking and overstocking in order to maximize profits without negatively impacting customer satisfaction levels.

2020 Supply Chain Technology Trends

Logistics Viewpoints

There are some young supply chain technologies that are getting a lot of buzz. But how mature are these technologies? Do they have a proven ROI? Are they worth piloting? Or can we safely ignore them for a few more years?

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How Digital Platforms Are Driving a New Era in Transportation

Talking Logistics

The pace of change in technology continues to accelerate as technology plays a greater role across all industries. This is driving a new era in transportation. So how is technology transforming the transportation and logistics industry? How is real-time freight visibility delivering business value? How do you drive adoption? Those are some of the key. Read more How Digital Platforms Are Driving a New Era in Transportation.

Supply chain management outsourcing will be ongoing trend, says Gartner

Logistics Management

New research confirms that the current risk mitigating trend in the third-party arena will continue this year. Indeed, eighty-five percent of supply chain managers expect that their outsourcing budget will increase by more than 5% in 2020, according to Gartner, Inc.,

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

What to Look For in Third-Party Logistics Service Providers

Food Logistics

The field of third party logistics service providers has grown fiercely competitive

The United States Postal Service Financial Analysis

Logistics Trends and Insights

A detailed financial analysis of the United States Postal Service (USPS) has been done by our friend Robert Fisher. Bob spent over 25 years with the USPS and is now a leading postal industry consultant. We thank Bob for sharing his work with us.

Shaping your shipping strategy into the quiet season.

Freightquote

Heading into the quiet season, small to medium-sized businesses must understand how market conditions differ during this time of year. Learn how you can plan around and take advantage of the quiet season

U.S. Ports Update 2020: All hands on deck

Logistics Management

Federal trade policies and spending priorities in port infrastructure are having a direct impact on supply chain performance for shippers and receivers. The good news is that port managers have adopted a proactive mentality and are optimistic about their futures

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.

U.S. Boat Sales Continued to Cruise in 2019; No Slow Down Expected in 2020

Trans Global Auto Logistics

According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA ), boat sales in the US remained steady at 280 thousand units in 2019. That’s the second highest total since 2007—and experts don’t expect the trend to slow down anytime soon.

Carrier Online Ratings – Is It Affecting Your Operations?

United World Transporation

In the digital age, online reviews reign supreme. While they can’t necessarily make or break a business, they do hold a lot of weight in an industry where you are often dealing with people you have never met before. How do you know if they are reputable?

NGVAmerica Distributes Weight Allowance Guidance Flyer for Use by Natural Gas Fleets

NGT News

NGVAmerica has released an updated Natural Gas Vehicle Weight Allowance Guidance flyer for use by interested natural gas fleets across the U.S.

The Democratization of TMS

Logistics Management

Once reserved for large companies with deep pockets, transportation management systems (TMS) are now accessible to a wide range of shippers across all industries

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 Role of Emerging Technologies in Global Trade Management

Talking Logistics

Likely the only good outcome of the tariff wars and other developments in the global trade arena is that more companies are starting to recognize the importance of trade compliance professionals and technology. The old view that trade compliance is just paperwork that you can manage with Excel spreadsheets is not only outdated, but also. Read more The Role of Emerging Technologies in Global Trade Management.

To the Point of No E-commerce Returns

Logistics Viewpoints

As e-commerce returns volume continues to skyrocket alongside continued growth of online shopping, top shippers are challenging the notion of returns as a cost of doing business they must accept.

Bollinger Motors Files Patents for its Electric Vehicle Line

NGT News

Bollinger Motors has filed for patent protection for its all electric, all-wheel drive, Class 3 vehicles.

Averitt Express opens up new Atlanta-based facility

Logistics Management

The Cookeville, Tenn.-based based company said that this facility is comprised of nearly 140,000 square-feet and designed to receive, manage, and distribute freight and inventory

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

Logistics In War in 2020 – resilience and the future of logistics

Logistics in War

By Editor. It is the purpose of this blog to instigate and inspire, continue and create, a discussion on military logistics that is so often sorely lacking. Logistics in War’s vision is to be broadly applicable; to reflect the many different approaches to logistics as practiced by different military Services, the Joint domain, and militaries of all persuasions. Logistics is not only a problem for the military.

Nokscoot Cargo Appoints World Cargo Solutions as GSA

Airfreight Logistics

Nokscoot Cargo has appointed World Cargo Solutions ( WCS ) as their new GSA.

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Transportation Heavy Hitters Form ACT Fleet Forum

NGT News

A group of major U.S.-based based fleets have joined together to form the ACT Fleet Forum, an educational initiative that gives participating fleets, technology providers and fuel suppliers an opportunity to share best practices on adopting clean transportation technologies.

2020 logistics is not short on established and emerging trends and themes

Logistics Management

This is the time of year when the future is wide open for logistics , but the (recent) past certainly cannot be overlooked

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.