Sat.Aug 03, 2019 - Fri.Aug 09, 2019

Space Program: The Changing Role of the Distribution Warehouse

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Fifty years ago this summer, Neil Armstrong etched his way into history when he became the first man to set foot on the moon.

What 5G Means for the Transportation and Logistics Industry

Logistics Viewpoints

The merger of T-Mobile and Sprint is expected to accelerate the deployment of 5G networks in the U.S.

The clock is ticking on ELD compliance

Fleet Owner

For those fleets still operating with AOBRDs that have not even begun the process of investigating your ELD options, time is running out. By now everyone should know that the final deadline for compliance with the ELD mandate is this December 18.

How Do You Know They Know?

The Lean Thinker

TWI Job Instruction is built around a four step process titled “How to Instruct.”. Steps 2 and 3 are the core of the process. Present the Operation. Try Out Performance. I want to discuss Step 3: Try Out Performance. Teaching Back as Learning.

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.

The Latest on Shipping CBD Oils and Other CBD Products

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

As the Green Rush gains momentum, it’s a good time to be a seller of CBD oil and other hemp-based products, especially since the signing of the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized industrial hemp on a federal level.

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Fewer drivers risk losing jobs over truck automation, study says

Fleet Owner

Long-haul drivers are most at risk, according to BLS commissioner, who says there will be more jobs for last-mile deliveries

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If You Think “We Can’t Please Our Customers” You’ll Be Right

The Lean Thinker

The center of the B Concourse at O’Hare Airport in Chicago is dominated by a Brachiosaur skeleton, part of the Field Museum exhibit for their store there. As a reminder for those of you over the age of 14, the Brachiosaurus was 70 feet long, 30 feet tall, weighed in at around 60 tons.*

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Integrating Technology into Your Supply Chain: Five Questions You Need to Ask

Material Handling and Logistics

Advanced technologies are transforming the way products are moved and tracked across the globe today

Clean Energy Inks Slew of New Natural Gas Contracts

NGT News

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has announced several contracts to provide its Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG) for fleets across multiple sectors.

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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.

How Machine Learning is Transforming Industrial Production

Cerasis

The question that seems to get asked more often than not is to talk about how many industrial applications we can name for machine learning. Well, frankly that’s the wrong question.

Ambitious Growth Plans? Your Customers Will Right-Size You

The Lean Thinker

I’ll call the title of this post “Dave’s Observation.”. He is reflecting his experience in varied industries that if a company grows beyond its ability to deliver quality product, on time, then order volume will drop until it reaches a point that performance returns. The business literature is full of examples of this – companies who could not keep up with their own success, their performance deteriorates and, well, many of them go out of business.

Freight Forwarders Say Digitization Will Benefit Industry

Material Handling and Logistics

The sector says technological innovation will have a positive impact on their business

2020 Chevrolet Silverado delivers EPA-estimated 33 MPG highway

Fleet Owner

With a new 3.0L Duramax turbo-diesel engine, Silverado delivers full-size truck capabilities with highway fuel efficiency of some family sedans

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.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Carrier Breakdown by Size

Cerasis

Estimates of how many owner-operators are in the market is often inflated by 200 or 300 percent. This means at some point freight brokers will have to focus on larger fleets to grow their books of business.

Digital Supply Chains Seek to Fill Information Black Holes

Logistics Viewpoints

Digital supply chains seek to fill information black holes. For many companies' supply chains, it is the end-to-end portion of the supply chain, knowing what upstream and downstream partners are doing and how well they are doing it, where there are the most black holes.

Congress Focuses on Rail Service Crisis

Material Handling and Logistics

Shippers tell a committee the STB should take strong action to address the rail service crisis

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Why the delay in FMCSA’s proposed HOS changes?

Fleet Owner

The announced July 31 date for a ruling came and went. What’s next is anyone’s guess

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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.

E-Commerce and Warehousing: Areas of Focus to Prepare for Fulfillment

Cerasis

As explained by Brian Barry of Multichannel Merchant, shippers tend to focus on short-term needs and ignore the space requirements for efficient fulfillment.

Tariffs and Trucking: Where Do We Stand?

Kuebix

Both the United States and China are implementing new tariffs involving steep tax increases that are complicating the traditionally codependent economic relationship. All cargo ships coming in from China currently pay a 25% tariff upon entering the U.S.,

Fuel Fact Check: Do Propane School Buses Actually Have a Shorter Lifespan?

NGT News

Fuel Fact Check: School busesClaim: Propane school buses need to be replaced sooner than diesel. The longevity of a school bus and the fuel it runs on are not mutually exclusive.

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The maintenance dilemma

Fleet Owner

Fleet size, type among factors to when considering in-house vs outsourcing

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.

Freight Forwarders Says Digitization Will Benefit Industry

Material Handling and Logistics

The sector says technological innovation will have a positive impact on their business

‘Stuck in the Middle with You’ – Atlas’ Earnings, Pilot Concerns and More

Logistics Trends and Insights

It’s hard being the middle guy but add in the highly volatile air cargo business it’s even more difficult. Atlas Air Worldwide is a case in point. The company is a cargo airline, passenger charter airline, and an aircraft lessor. Its customers include the U.S.

Google – Your Next Generation Warehouse Control System Provider?

Logistics Viewpoints

My search for warehouse automation patents uncovered an unlikely assignee, Google. It turns out that Google was awarded a patent in May 2019 for "Dynamically Maintaining a Map of a Fleet of Robotic Devices in an Environment to Facilitate Robotics Action."

Amazon-FedEx split sets battle lines in e-commerce delivery feud

Fleet Owner

Carrier will likely use the breakup as a selling point to Amazon competitors such as Walmart, Target and others

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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.