Sat.Feb 23, 2019 - Fri.Mar 01, 2019

3 ways to Automate Grunt Work in Brokerage


A carrier sales rep’s daily routine at a freight brokerage is taxing–-a continuous grind of calling, communicating through any means possible, selling load opportunities, and driving continuous value for carrier partners.

Underwriting preparedness – considering the logistics of the future preparedness system

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. One of the fundamental questions to answer when preparing a military for war is ‘are the capabilities on hand prepared for X?’

Transportation Optimization For Everyone


The post Transportation Optimization For Everyone appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Capacity Challenges Transportation Technology Value of a TMS Blog Posts

What’s Up With That?  Breaking Down The USPS Parcel Rate Increase (And New Zone Shipping Policy)

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In late January, 2019, the United States Postal Service (USPS) rolled out some of the largest rate increases in its history. Some increases, like the 10% jump in the price of a First-class stamp, pertain primarily to individuals.

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.

Retail Doubling Adoption of AI

Material Handling and Logistics

As the capability matures, it opens up entirely new ways of doing business that can increase operational agility, improve the quality and speed of decision making, and enhance the customer experience

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Industry Trend on the Rise for Supply Chain and Logistics: Automation


According to EFT’s Supply Chain Hot Trends to Watch for in 2019 , one of the most significant trends that we should be paying attention to this year is automation. Industry players have already begun experimenting with technologies like robotics and artificial intelligence.

Shore Thing: Consider a New Jersey Warehouse for Your East Coast Imports

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you import, there’s a lot to like about The Port of New York and New Jersey. With numerous terminals, impressive rail connections and billions of dollars’ worth of recent improvements , it’s the country’s third-busiest port – and getting busier every day.

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Preparing For Domestic Business Shipping


There may be nothing more important for the success of a typical business in today’s environment than logistics. Customers expect a baseline level of service that only a generation ago would have been considered white-glove, premium attention.

How AI tech is protecting fleet equipment

Fleet Owner

First there were trucks, then trucks got computers—followed by lots more computers, sensors, and processors of various kinds. The potential to measure, connect, improve, and protect fleet operations exploded. But achieving real gains from all the data could take prohibitive time and effort.

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.

Increasing the Fairness of the Global Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

A circular supply chain capability leveraging blockchain, digital identity and payments technologies is introduced

Putting Your Data to Work

Supply Chain Brain

If your CEO or CIO were to ask you how you are helping your organization use data to your advantage, what would you say

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Shipping Tech Integration Trends for 2019


Shipping tech integration is the future. It brings together disparate systems, connects IoT-enabled sensors to tracking platforms, and gives shippers more visibility into their operations.

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Congress tries again to help younger truckers obtain CDL

Fleet Owner

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the Senate and House introduced the DRIVE-Safe Act, giving drivers under the age of 21 a faster path to interstate trucking. Federal regulations currently prevent commercial drivers from crossing state lines until t

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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.

Congress Introduces Plan to Address Truck Driver Shortage

Material Handling and Logistics

The DRIVE-Safe Act expands the trucking candidate pool and updates safety training

Accenture offers up take on e-commerce supply chain challenges

Logistics Management

The rapid growth of e-commerce is driving deep changes in our industry, from tightening up trucking capacity to elevating the importance of final-mile delivery processes. To respond, supply chain managers now need to leverage diverse systems, thereby making processes more efficient

LTL Vs. Parcel 2019 Outlook: Why Shippers Are Increasingly Using Both


The LTL freight and parcel 2019 Outlook is expected to be a period of turmoil for shippers. Across the board, general rate increases are resulting in higher transportation spend for shippers of all sizes.

AI: Your fleet’s next ‘smart assistant’

Fleet Owner

The advanced processing of AI becomes more and more necessary as you add more trucks to a fleet

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.

Let’s Keep Those Young Employees Moving so We Can Hold on to Them

Material Handling and Logistics

Offering career paths and international experiences will keep younger employees moving at the pace they desire and will hopefully lead to retention


This Week in Logistics News (February 25 – March 1, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I’m driving around with one headlight. The driver-side one burned out, so I brought my car to the local garage and they replaced it. The next day, it burned out again. So I brought it back to the garage, and they replaced it again, at no cost, of course.

[WHITE PAPER] The 2019 Transportation Management Trends for all Shippers to Know


Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The 2019 Transportation Management Trends for all Shippers to Know” white paper!

AI and vehicle health: Less downtime, maintenance

Fleet Owner

Detecting problems on trucks well before they occur can be especially important for fleets, since even after knowing there's a problem, some may take weeks or longer to plan and perform the service to get it fixed

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.

Autonomous Delivery Robot

Material Handling and Logistics

The FedEx SameDay Bot is an autonomous delivery device designed to help retailers make same-day and last-mile deliveries to their customers


Changes to International Fuel Surcharges Coming in 2020

Talking Logistics

Fuel surcharges have been a topic of conversation and negotiation for carriers and shippers alike for many years.

A Win-Win for Fleet Owners and Shippers


Right now in the industry there are approximately 10 orders to ship for every available truck. Conversely, there’s a large portion of private fleets that are running their assets with a significant amount of empty backhaul miles. At Kuebix, we don’t think it makes sense for there to be a capacity crisis at the same […]. The post A Win-Win for Fleet Owners and Shippers appeared first on Kuebix.

Five tips for better fuel economy

Fleet Owner

You can put all the efficiency technology on a truck you want, but if the person behind the wheel engages in aggressive driving practices you won’t get the gains you are hoping for

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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.