Sat.Nov 03, 2018 - Fri.Nov 09, 2018

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.

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

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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%

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.

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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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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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.

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

How drivers, carriers rank top trucking issues speaks volumes

Fleet Owner

AUSTIN, TX. In the American Transportation Research Institute's (ATRI) latest annual survey on the trucking industry's biggest issues, the driver shortage topped the overall list for the second straight year. But the survey's real insight could be in

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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.

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

Logistics Email: How to use this tool and get excellent results in 2019

LoGo

This post will convince you on why you should start sending Email Marketing as part of your logistics business’ marketing strategy! O post Logistics Email: How to use this tool and get excellent results in 2019 apareceu primeiro em Blog LoGo.

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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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Progress on electric trucks happening faster than expected, Daimler says

Fleet Owner

Overall truck market remains hot; more advances on automation are coming

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.

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

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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.

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.

Taking steps to prevent workplace violence

Fleet Owner

Business owners and managers should start paying attention to some of the behavioral characteristics associated with perpetrators of workplace violence

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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.

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

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.

RFID Enables Nearly 100% Order Accuracy for Retail

Material Handling and Logistics

Using RFID, companies can triple their order accuracy and reduce chargebacks. Line item RFID is showing the capability to increase supply chain efficiency. .

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International launches CV Series of Class 4-5 trucks

Fleet Owner

The OEM is also looking to attract small businesses and larger fleets that are already customers of International’s MV and LT Series trucks

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.

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

This Week in Logistics News (November 5-9, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The minivan passed me as I was cycling up a never-ending hill, arms waving from open windows. The van pulled over a few hundred feet ahead, arms still waving from the windows. They must want to high-five me , I thought, so I raised my arm as I passed them and slapped their hands.

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.

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A combination of monitoring tech to get at true fatigue

Fleet Owner

At the heart of a truck driver fatigue warning system delivered through a partnership between Trimble Transportation and Pulsar Informatics is that latter company's wealth of fatigue and sleep research from the aviation, aerospace, and other safety-s

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.