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


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


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 - the dating service that links you with complimentary partners. In freight, the perfect match can cut your freight costs 8% to 10%.

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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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.,

Shaping your shipping strategy into the quiet season.


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. 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.

Artificial Intelligence is Driving Real Supply Chain Improvement

Logistics Bureau

Of all the latest digital technologies slated to disrupt supply chain operations imminently, artificial intelligence (AI), along with robotics (which arguably, you might classify as an AI application), is the one making the most tangible current impact on the industry. “It

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.

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

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 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.

Your Supply Chain Strategy & Best KPIs

Logistics Bureau

The topic I discussed from the recent seminar, 33 Sins, is supply chain strategy and KPI and how these things should link together.

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.

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

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?

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.

8 Reasons Why Your Business’ Success Depends Upon Your Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

. Whether you are the CEO of an expanding corporation or the owner of a fledgling enterprise, its fortunes are subject to an undeniable truth. The success of your business links inextricably to the performance of your supply chain. If you want business success (and who doesn’t?),

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.”

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

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.

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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How far should Ontario’s emissions crackdown go?

Truck News

Cleaner air comes with a price tag. It’s paid every time equipment evolves in the name of controlling emissions. A tighter focus on particulate matter gave us diesel particulate filters. When regulators squeezed the allowable levels of NOx, we saw the widespread introduction of exhaust gas recirculation and diesel exhaust fluid. The current push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has led to the rollout of everything from new oil categories to aerodynamic refinements and lighter components.

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.