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Making Sense of Supply Chain 4.0

Material Handling and Logistics

What, exactly, can 'digital transformation ' improve upon? Have you ever heard someone tell a joke where everyone laughed except for you – because you didn’t get it? That’s how I felt when I first heard about digital transformation. Everyone seemed to know what it was. Everyone was excited about it.

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Navigating Tariff Changes and the Global Trade Environment

Talking Logistics

It’s not often that global trade news repeatedly makes it into the headlines, but that’s been the case this year as the U.S. and China impose tit-for-tat tariffs on each other, NAFTA gets renegotiated, and the uncertainty around Brexit continues (among many other trade-related developments). What impact are these changes having on importers and exporters? What actions should companies take in response to these tariff changes and associated risks?

The cost of a failed delivery continues to rise, survey shows

DC Velocity

84 percent of shoppers are unlikely to return to a retailer after just one negative experience, Convey, Inc.'s 's third annual consumer expectations survey finds. Transportation

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

Cerasis

Transportation is the largest sector of the economy, making up 8.9 percent gross domestic product (GDP), reports the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The simultaneous growth of the economy and trucking indicate actual GDP percentages would be higher if compared to the same time last year.

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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!

One hundred logisticians, one bullet and designing the future logistics system

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. ‘I I want you to imagine a rifle round being fired by an Australian soldier, on an operation, sometime in the indeterminate future. The effect of the round hitting its target is achieved through the efforts of literally hundreds of people in the Army and the joint ADF team.

Restaurant Dining Space Shrinking as Delivery Sales Soar

Bringg

Research firm Cowen and Co. predicts that U.S. restaurant delivery sales will rise an average of 12 percent a year to $76 billion in the next four years. What’s more, besides the delivery segment, no growth is forecasted across the restaurant industry.

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6 Tips for Writing an Excellent Ecommerce Shipping Returns Policy

Cerasis

An ecommerce business comes with its own unique benefits, as well as challenges. You have an amazing opportunity to reach many people and sell your product all over the world. But you also face the challenge of people not being able to try on or carefully examine your product.

Asian Airfreight Volumes Expected to Jump

Logistics Trends and Insights

By all accounts, it looks as if the airfreight market from Asia has cooled a bit. According to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines , September international air cargo demand as measured in freight ton kilometers increased 4.4% year-on-year. In comparison, September 2017 saw an 11.7%

Amazon expands free shipping for the holiday season

DC Velocity

Online retailer says all U.S. customers will get free shipping for a limited time, beginning November 5. Omnichannel

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Don’t Lose Your Balance on Electronic Recycling

Talking Logistics

Dismantling an electronic device can be complex and costly. Mass Balance is a methodology to determine the most economical balance between the cost of dismantling and the material recovery value. Mass Balance Principles (source: GEODIS).

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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.

Managing E-Commerce Fulfillment Spikes With Data Analysis

Cerasis

E-commerce spending will surpass $4 trillion annually by 2020, reports eFulfilmentService, accounting for approximately 15 percent of total global retail spending. To meet demand, shippers must rapidly ramp up production and move more product, but the industry is struggling.

Perfect Truckload Shipments: What They Are and Why They Matter

CH Robinson Logistics

Wanting to know how your supply chain compares to others in your industry (or the market at large) is natural. After all, knowing where you stand can influence your goals, planning, and strategies in the future.

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Retail imports remain strong ahead of tariff increase

DC Velocity

Politically motivated trade environment fuels higher-than-usual activity at major U.S. ports, NRF-Hackett report says. Transportation

Last Mile Programs Deliver for Seasonal Surges

Talking Logistics

Holidays are synonymous with food-centric gatherings, from traditional family feasts to social soirees.

Actionable Ways to Plan for LTL Peak Season 2018

Cerasis

LTL peak season takes place during the holiday shopping season each year, and if last year’s shoppers are any indicator, the LTL peak season for 2018 will excel past all records.

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Explain Yourself- Risks of Black Box AI

Logistics Trends and Insights

We are pleased to have Jonah McIntire, Managing Director of TNX , as our guest author. TNX offers AI for the trucking industry and is known for software so simple that it looks like it was built by Fischer Price, with practical AI in the middle. For more information on AI, just contact Jonah.

Geopolitics, technological innovation top global transport industry concerns

DC Velocity

Majority of companies surveyed say autonomous trucks will be a "viable option" within the next 10 years, IRU study shows. Transportation

UPS Warns A Possible Strike As Teamsters Eye Coming Vote

LandLink

The Teamsters union is threatening a strike over the terms of this years contract. As of October 25, the Teamsters National Freight Negotiating committee has received its last best offer from UPS freight. Voting on the contract will be happening throughout this week starting November 7.

Automation to Define Future of Transport But There are Obstacles

Material Handling and Logistics

A majority of transport companies view geopolitical uncertainty as the biggest threat facing the sector – from escalating international trade wars to growing concerns around Brexit

Editor’s Pick: Be a Digital Disruptor and Win

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Pick ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post from Elemica’s blog discusses the role of Digital Supply Networks in enabling digital transformation journeys. A digital disruption is a transformation that is caused by emerging digital technologies and business models.

XPO says software pilot projects could generate $100 million profit in two years

DC Velocity

Transportation giant applies algorithms and AI to rout out inefficiencies in LTL network. Technology

A Senior Leader’s Take on TMS Implementations

Logistics Viewpoints

One of the major trends driving TMS implementations is the technology’s proven ROI. Primarily, a TMS can save companies money by lowering their freight spend. An ARC survey on the ROI of TMS found that respondents indicated freight savings of approximately 8 percent with the use of a TMS application, a 2 percent improvement from the last time ARC surveyed TMS users. Of these savings, 60 percent of users indicated that less than 10 percent […].

[PODCAST] Why Shippers Focused on Transportation Accounting Reduce Transportation Costs

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s Podcast episode Cerasis welcomes Jennifer Jacobson, the Cerasis Accounting & Finance Manager.

Only 15% Using Blockchain to Mitigate Financial Crime in Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

Layered with advanced analytics, blockchain can offer supply chain managers a path to digitizing prevention and detection of financial crime.

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Zebra Technologies invests in e-commerce automation startup Plus One Robotics

DC Velocity

Plus One raises $8.3 million in venture round, will advance piece-picking platform for order fulfillment and parcel shipping. Robotics

How Humans and Robots Will Work Together in the Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Humans and robots can work in harmony to create a safer, more efficient working world. Here’s what that might look like. In Robots in the Supply Chain: The Perfect Employee? Merril Douglas paints a picture of a time in the near future when robots and humans will work side-by-side to help companies gain speed, increase accuracy, cut costs, and handle the grunt work. “We’re We’re sitting in the middle of a perfect storm for robots in […].

GRI Season: The Importance and Benefits of Digitalization 

Blue Grace Logistics

The arrival of fall marks the beginning of the biggest annual influx in demand for the transportation of freight. This is caused by the flurry of demand from shoppers that crop up in anticipation of the holiday season.

How to Reduce Fraud in Logistics

Shipchain

Fraud in logistics is a major problem. So many resources are wasted on trying to negate the issues, and although numerous risk analytics systems have been developed to try to improve the situation, nothing has proven foolproof. Blockchain technology may be the closest thing we have to a solution, and therefore, it has the potential to drastically change the industry as we know it. Fraud in Logistics and Supply Chain s Is Rampant. Supply chain fraud is on a dramatic increase.

Gartner flags 10 strategic tech trends for 2019

DC Velocity

Convergence of emerging technologies will create disruption and spawn new business models, firm says. Technology

Shippers Look to Unify Transportation Systems to Manage Soaring Parcel Volume

Logistics Viewpoints

The approaching holiday season is shining a bright light on transportation operations of retail companies both large and small. The rise of ecommerce has created loftier expectations of modern consumers for faster, on-time, perfect deliveries. Managing the deluge of parcel shipments is a serious challenge and many retailers and their suppliers are already straining to keep up. Global parcel volume in 2017 grew to 74.4 billion parcels, a 17 percent increase over 2016, according to […].

The time is now for Congress to finally get moving on transportation infrastructure

Logistics Management

With the election now concluded, it is time for members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to truly roll up their sleeves and make some inroads on the transportation infrastructure front

eBook: The Importance of Integrating Supply Chain Sustainability into Your Business

Morai Logistics

From meeting consumer demands to building credible and corporately responsible brands, Supply Chain Sustainability (SCS) is integral to an organizations success. In addition to achieving transparency, flexibility and speed, supply chains must also consider sustainability as a top priority. SCS encompasses the economic, social, legal and most importantly, environmental features of a supply chain.

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Warehousing and logistics firms open Cool Port Oakland

DC Velocity

Lineage Logistics and Dreisbach Enterprises launch temperature-controlled food storage and transportation facility at California's Port of Oakland. Transportation

The Road To Autonomous Truck Viability Begins To Clear

Logistics Viewpoints

When it comes to driving autonomous trucks on the interstate, there are several issues that need to be solved. A startup called Wavesense has solved one key problem. The CEO of Wavesense talks with ARC about the other issues that need to be solved. The post The Road To Autonomous Truck Viability Begins To Clear appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Logistics Technologies Transportation logistics supply chain

2018 Warehouse / Distribution Center Survey: Labor crunch driving automation

Logistics Management

The combined forces of a strong economy, e-commerce growth and a tight labor market are making it more important for distribution center (DC) operations to find ways to make their existing infrastructure and people more productive.