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Multi-colored barcodes could store three times the data as black and white

DC Velocity

JAB-Code patterns will likely see applications in government ID documents before logistics, AIM says. Technology

The Importance of Retail Compliance in Today’s Market

Blue Grace Logistics

Logistics and supply chain management has become a very tight game, almost cutthroat in its harsh severity. Consumers want their product today, that means that retailers want it delivered, checked in, and on the shelf yesterday.

The changing face of cargo theft: interview with Scott Cornell

DC Velocity

Cargo theft and protection is a cat-and-mouse game over some valuable cheese, according to Scott Cornell of Travelers Insurance. Strategy

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Increasing Transportation and Logistics Sales Using CRM with Troy Goode

The Logistics of Logistics

Download the audio file. Podcast Summary: In this podcast, Joe interviews Troy Goode, Co-Founder and CTO of Lanetix, about increasing transportation and logistics sales for companies using customer relationship management (CRM).

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

2018 Parcel Oversize Changes: Tightening of the Vise

Talking Logistics

With the 2018 General Rate Increase (GRI), FedEx and UPS are further “tightening the vise” for oversize packages. What Has Changed? Below is a comparison of 2017 vs. 2018 parameters for oversize shipments: Source: enVista.

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Deliveries are Booming, but so are Fuel Prices

Bringg

Fuel prices in the US have increased by more than 30 percent over the past year. In fact, the recent surge in oil prices is the biggest since 2004. This is becoming a serious issue for any business for which shipping or deliveries are mission-critical.

Driving in the pole position

DC Velocity

Trucking in trouble? Authors of the latest "State of Logistics Report" beg to differ. Transportation

Control Tower Visibility: Delivering Value in Transportation [Video]

Talking Logistics

Mark McEntire, Sr.

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China’s Silk Road Initiative to Benefit from Trade War

Logistics Trends and Insights

China’s Silk Road initiative, better known as One Belt One Road ( OBOR ), received a big boost as the US implemented additional tariffs on Chinese goods with threats of even more.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

No Driver Working Today Will Need to Change Careers Because of Autonomous Trucks

Logistics Viewpoints

Mike Reid, the Chief Operating Officer at Embark Trucks, said that “Anyone employed as a driver today will be able to retire as a driver.” What makes that statement surprising is that Embark is a leading developer of autonomous trucks. One might think that the goal of an autonomous truck company is to render drivers superfluous. The post No Driver Working Today Will Need to Change Careers Because of Autonomous Trucks appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Crown opens expanded forklift facility in Michigan

DC Velocity

Site will meet growing needs in food distribution and automotive manufacturing sectors, firm says. Lift Trucks

Optimizing Your Freight Spend Without Negotiation [Video]

Talking Logistics

Michael Falls, Senior Manager at enVista , discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What are you hearing from your clients regarding the current transportation market? What questions are you getting from them?

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Why Blockchain in the Supply Chain Is an Absolute Game Changer

Cerasis

The application of blockchain in the supply chain is among the greatest innovations to take root in the shipping industry. Application of blockchain holds promises to increase visibility, renew viability, reduce inconsistency, increase payment processing accuracy, and eliminate compliance problems. Even though the technology is still new, its potential cannot be ignored, and supply chain executives need to know why.

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.

Warehouse Management Systems – WMS Enhancements and Product Development Plans

Logistics Viewpoints

I just completed the newest version of ARC’s annual warehouse management systems (WMS) market research study. For those of you who are looking to receive your copy, it is currently in editing and should be available before the end of the month. The research process behind this report is extensive and evaluates both quantitative and qualitative developments of the global market. I would like to take this opportunity to discuss a qualitative topic of interest […].

TrueCommerce and Shopify integrate e-commerce platforms

DC Velocity

Combination allows merchants to synch various commerce channels with backend business systems, firms say. Systems Integration

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Next-Generation Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

If supply chain and logistics executives were granted one wish to make their work lives easier and more productive, most of them would probably say, “I wish I had end-to-end supply chain visibility.” It’s been an unfulfilled goal for many companies for many years, but while significant challenges still remain, advancements in technology are helping companies move closer to achieving this goal. Why has end-to-end supply chain visibility been so difficult to achieve?

Pharmaceutical Markets Rely on Optimized Cold Chains

Morai Logistics

The growth of pharmaceutical markets increases the demand on cold chain logistics to offer safe and efficient transportation solutions. This year, the biopharmaceutical industry is valued at $318 billion with a continued incline projected over the next few years. To help support the expansion of this pharmaceutical market, leading market research provider Technavio , raises the importance of ‘product diversification’.

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.

[WHITE PAPER] An Introduction to Blockchain and Its Potential Benefits and Drawbacks in Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “An Introduction to Blockchain and Its Potential Benefits and Drawbacks in Supply Chain Management” white paper! This is a must read for those who have been reading about Blockchain in Supply Chain Management but need to first understand it’s role in the industry! Get a free copy of the white paper by filling out the form to the right.

Zim, Maersk, MSC sign co-operation pact on Asia-U.S. East Coast trades

DC Velocity

Partnership teams Zim with 2M Alliance members. Transportation

Real-time Capacity Matching: Making Brokers More Efficient

Talking Logistics

The real-time freight visibility space was particularly hot in 2017, with two major acquisitions announced last year, including Descartes’s acquisition of MacroPoint in August 2017. Demand for these solutions, from both shippers and brokers, continues to grow because companies want to identify and implement better ways to plan and execute their transportation and logistics operations, which is what ultimately delivers value.

Should Truck Driving Age Be Lowered to Fill Driver Shortage?

Material Handling and Logistics

Pending legislation would lower the age of truck drivers to 18 and ease the growing shortage, but can this group live up to the safety required

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How many distribution centers do we even need, and is that number feasible? Can we use historical data to plan for demand and design our networks, or is there a better way? If we're going to offer the speed of shipping and variety of inventory that today's customers have come to expect, there are a lot of different questions that need to be asked. Join Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations at Helix and an experienced global supply chain strategist, as she walks through the key questions to a successful and efficient distribution network. You'll leave knowing what data you can start collecting today to answer these questions.

Port of Long Beach Records Highest Volumes Ever for June

Logistics Manager

The Port of Long Beach in California recently announced they had reached a record number of cargo volume for the month June 2018, the highest in their in 107-year history. The Port experienced a 14.2% increase in trade for the month of June, compared to the same month last year.

Heavy-duty truck orders hit 12-year seasonal adjusted high in June, ACT said

DC Velocity

Fourth time in six months that net orders exceeded 40,000 units. Transportation

The Hurdles & Current Challenges of Using Blockchain in Supply Chain & Logistics

Cerasis

Although using blockchain in supply chain and logistics is an exciting prospect, the technology lacks the maturity necessary to enable global deployment today. Such limitation can be discouraging, but it serves as a beacon of hope for a better future in supply chain management. To unlock the true value of using blockchain in supply chain and logistics management, shippers should consider its existing hurdles and possible challenges as the technology matures.

Adding Value to Your Supply Chain: Seven Cardinal Sins to Avoid

Material Handling and Logistics

Companies need to come clean and eliminate common supply chain offenses to deliver the greatest value to their customers. Over the last decade, the expectation and focus on completing “perfect orders” has increased in the supply chain industry.

CMA CGM Approved for CEVA Investment

Logistics Manager

Following on from our story in April, we can now confirm CMA CGM has received all the approvals for their investment in the CEVA Group.