Sat.Apr 27, 2019 - Fri.May 03, 2019

Flight club

Automotive Logistics

Impressive advancements have been made in drone technology over the last few years and many believe that drones will play a key role in the logistics of the future, for internal business functions as well as deliveries to consumers.

How a Blockchain Platform Will Help Truckers Be More Efficient and Earn More Money

Shipchain

The trucking industry moves more than 70% of America’s freight, and gross freight revenues from trucking exceeded $726.4 billion in 2015, reports TechCrunch. Today, shippers are demanding more availability, time and capacity, and truckers are struggling to meet these demands.

How to Take On Today’s Cross-Border Shipping Challenges

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. How to Take On Today’s Cross-Border Shipping Challenges. With today’s intricate and complex nature of the global supply chain, many cross-border shippers are often experiencing a wide range of challenges.

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Digital Representation and our Obsession with Optimization

AIMMS

I’ve watched many times as customers experience the power of modeling and prescriptive analytics for the first time. It’s like they are opening a great gift.

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.

How Much Does It Cost To Ship Furniture?

GoShip Blog

Whether you are moving cross country, planning a relocation, or just selling a piece of furniture, shipping can be challenging. Shipping furniture seems like a simple process at first, however, it can be complicated or too expensive.

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Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Reverse Logistics Process

Cyzerg

According to Tony Scarriota , Executive Director of Reverse Logistics Association, “Consumers feel entitled to return goods when they realize that they don’t want or need them.”

Transportation Market Update Outlook – Where Are We Headed?

Talking Logistics

Current Capacity Outlook. Despite a difficult first three quarters of 2018, the market began to show signs of softening and improved capacity in Q4. This softening and improved truckload and intermodal capacity has continued into 2019, and the outlook for a steadier market has remained.

Hands-free cell use is opening up drivers to other distractions

Fleet Owner

Lytx fleet data shows that drivers who engage in one distracting behavior are more likely to juggle other distractions behind the wheel; most commercial driver cell phone use occurs at 65 mph

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Understanding How Your Customer Thinks with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:20] Opening / Introduction. [02:50] 02:50] What is the one thing your clients get that they did not expect? Understanding how your customer thinks. Knowing the varying temperaments will assist in understanding the differences between how people think.

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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.

UPU to Make Critical Decision on Global Postal Treaty

Logistics Trends and Insights

Point-Counterpoint May 1st, 2019. Point, Counterpoint is a periodic analysis of conditions and behaviors impacting e-commerce specific distribution solutions, the parcel carriers and everything last-mile.

Three Ways Supply Chain Finance Can Fund the Future

Material Handling and Logistics

Supply chain finance improves cash flow by allowing buyers to optimize their cash conversion cycle by focusing strategically on payment terms with their suppliers

How trucking could be disrupted, transformed

Fleet Owner

The existing structure of the trucking industry will shape the direction of developments as well as slow the pace of change to some extent

Amazon Prime Free 1-Day Delivery: Do We Really Need It?

Talking Logistics

Amazon reported a record $3.56 billion in quarterly profit last week. But it also warned that spending will pick up again this quarter, especially as it raises the bar yet again on delivery.

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.

Amazon – Moving the Needle Up, Down and All Around

Logistics Trends and Insights

Hey, guess what? Amazon is a logistics company. Seriously. I’ve lost count of the number of articles questioning if Amazon is a logistics company. Rolling my eyes, I click, read, delete and move onto the next article in my inbox. Of course, Amazon is a logistics company.

Robots Edge Closer to Unloading Trucks in Amazon-Era Milestone

Material Handling and Logistics

Automated unloaders took years to develop and still haven’t been perfected, reflecting the difficulty of working with an array of packages that are stacked differently from truck to truck

New, flexible HOS rule proposal due in June

Fleet Owner

After months of public comments and listening sessions, the DOT plans to ease HOS rules while still focusing on driver safety

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Be Uncommon

Talking Logistics

“There’s a way to do it better — find it.” ” — Thomas Edison. I love that quote by Thomas Edison. There is always room for improvement in whatever you do. Finding a better way, doing it better, is what drives entrepreneurs, athletes, scientists, and so many others.

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.

You Can’t Go Slow: Welcome to the World of ‘Blitzscaling’

Supply Chain Brain

Imagine yourself at the head of a company that’s on the brink of dizzying growth — a 50-fold increase in employees, and 300 times revenues — within the next three years. Would you be excited or scared

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Top 10 Most Corrupt Countries of 2019

Material Handling and Logistics

According to the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index released by Transparency International, the continued failure of most countries to significantly control corruption is contributing to a crisis of democracy around the world. Corru

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A sneak peek at future safety systems

Fleet Owner

Technology continues to give fleets and drivers an array of wondrous products

[INFOGRAPHIC] TMS Software Adoption: A Cross-Industry Snapshot

Cerasis

According to Arc Advisory Group’s brief, Return on Investment (ROI) is driving next generation TMS software adoption, “…a transportation management system helps companies efficiently, reliably, and cost effectively move freight from origin to destination.

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.

Transforming Your Supply Chain Into an Opportunity Center

Supply Chain Brain

Last year, supply-chain disruptions hit a record high, with North America at the top of the list as the most affected region

Adoption of Digital Procurement Has a Long Way to Go

Material Handling and Logistics

Digital transformation often fails because of an inability to onboard suppliers

Is regional haul the future of trucking?

Fleet Owner

According to trucking industry sources, the length of haul has been decreasing for many years and regional haul operations have been growing

Putting Community in TMS: Enabling the Network Effect in Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from “ Putting Community in TMS: Enabling the Network Effect in Transportation Management ,” a research e-book produced by Adelante SCM and published by Kuebix (a Talking Logistics sponsor). Transportation management is inherently a network-based business process.

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.