Sat.Oct 06, 2018 - Fri.Oct 12, 2018

Today’s Freight Capacity Crisis: Where Do We Go from Here?

Talking Logistics

More than a year into a freight capacity crisis that shows little sign of weakening, it’s time for all parties involved in logistics and freight transportation to meet this issue head on.

What Is the Future of and Trends in E-Commerce Logistics?

Cerasis

E-commerce is growing at a phenomenal rate and, powered by the top trends in e-commerce logistics, shippers have an amazing opportunity to increase profitability and reduce freight spend simultaneously.

Blockchain in the Warehouse

Cyzerg

With the sudden rise of Bitcoin at the end of 2017, blockchain has become a mainstream term. But a lot of people still don’t understand the incredible potential this technology holds, especially in its role in the supply chain and the warehouse digitalization movement.

When Order Fulfillment Automation Does, and Doesn’t, Make Sense (Part 1)

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re looking for interesting soundbites about automation, look no further than Elon Musk and Austin Powers’ Dr. Evil. The first one, in discussing early efforts to mechanize Tesla’s production line, Elon Musk concluded that the automaker had “ automated some pretty silly things.”.

What are your peers saying about Supply Chain Network Design?

Companies want to maximize service levels, but they also want to cut costs. How do you find the optimum balance? That's what Supply Chain Network Design is all about. This report delves into the benefits of SCND as a process and what companies are looking for and struggling with when it comes to supportive technologies.

Off the rails

DC Velocity

The contract between UPS and the Teamsters calls for shifting part of Big Brown's traffic from intermodal to over-the-road. Is this a wake-up call for the railroads? Transportation

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5 Ways an Omnichannel Supply Chain Strategy Can Improve Customer Experience

Cerasis

The importance of an omnichannel supply chain strategy cannot be overstated. According to Randy Strang of Supply Chain 24/7, a survey of the most important parts of a shopping experience found customers’ expectations are more than meets the eye.

Key Techniques for an Effective Supply Contract

SIPMM Professional Publications

The techniques applied to a supply contract vary depending on the type of the work and the nature of the industry.

Kids' activity book traces cookies through the supply chain

DC Velocity

Latest release from "Women In Trucking" group teaches kids about transportation. Strategy

Blockchain Revenues to Hit $10.6 Billion by 2023

Material Handling and Logistics

Tech companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Amazon, SAP, HPE and Oracle are pushing Blockchain-as-a-Service

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The Role of Final or Last Mile in E-Commerce to Effectively Deliver Freight to Your Customer

Cerasis

Final mile and last mile both referred to the final stage of delivery, and the use of last mile in e-commerce can mean the difference between a positive customer experience and a return.

3 Ways Blockchain Adds Speed, Security & Transparency to Supply Chains

Morai Logistics

With an ability to offer transparency, efficiency and speed, Blockchain has been coined a ‘game changer’ in the supply chain and logistics industry. According to Research and Markets , the ‘global blockchain supply chain market’ is will grow ‘from USD 145.0 million’ this year to n expected ‘USD 3,314.6 million by 2023’. This statistic represents the powerful impact this global digital ledger has made on the way industries make transactions.

Dematic to open sequencing and distribution center in North Texas

DC Velocity

Facility replaces smaller operation, answers growing demand for automated material handling solutions, Dematic says. Material Handling

End of Year Decisions for Shippers

Logistics Trends and Insights

Even with a new round of tariffs going into effect on September 24, U.S.-bound bound imports are pegged to stay at what are being described as near or actual record-high levels until the end of the year according to the latest Port Tracker report.

Tips & Best Practices for E-Commerce Shipping in Each Over-the-Road Shipping Mode

Cerasis

Demand for e-commerce capability is increasing. E-Commerce requires intense coordination between supply chains and an understanding of how to achieve maximum efficiency in all modes of transportation, explains BigCommerce.com. When it comes to over-the-road (OTR) shipping, e-commerce becomes even more difficult, requiring advanced knowledge of various carriers, rates, HOS regulations, the ELD mandate and more.

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Win the last mile with the right tech and highly-motivated drivers

Loginext

With LogiNext, high-end machine learning enabled logistics optimization rounds off at the end with human-driven achievements. In the world of fast-moving deliveries, this balance creates a sustainable and scalable model of efficiency.

Maersk leads group investing $21.6 million in digital brokerage startup Loadsmart

DC Velocity

Latest round of funding for AI-backed freight-matching platform shows no slowing in venture funds rushing to disrupt old model. Technology

How Energy Efficiency Impacts Your Operations’ Bottom Line

Material Handling and Logistics

Advances in lift truck technology and design will bring new ways to reduce costs, improve accuracy and streamline operations

We’re joining forces with DoorDash, helping restaurant chains reach more customers

Bringg

We’re excited to announce our strategic partnership with DoorDash, the on-demand logistics platform that connects customers with their favorite local and national businesses in more than 1,200 cities across the US and Canada.

This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

The VP of Supply Chain and Logistics at our house (aka my wife) has been out of the country this week.

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Study: supply chain management projects to spark jump in IoT investment through 2023

DC Velocity

Forrester says inventory tracking and warehouse management will be major use cases in more than one-quarter of $434.9 billion spending forecast. Technology

Companies Hope STEM Programs Will Take Root and Flourish

Material Handling and Logistics

Schools, communities and corporations link their futures to a STEM-educated workforce

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Steps for Manufacturing Shippers to Adjust to Market Growth

Logistics Viewpoints

October 5th was National Manufacturing Day. This yearly celebration of modern manufacturing strives to address common misperceptions about the industry and give manufacturers a day to showcase what they do and examine some of the most important aspects of their world. But taking time to focus on what’s going on in the world of manufacturing is more than just a fun celebration. It’s important to effectively adapting to changing market conditions in order to maintain […].

How Technology is Effecting Truck Drivers

PLS Logistics

There have been many new developments that have helped make truck drivers lives easier. New technology, specifically trucker technology, has been created to make drivers’ lives easier and help ensure their safety.

A fresh read on mobile computing in the warehouse

DC Velocity

With the market at a crossroads, our exclusive survey offers an inside look at the state of mobile computing today and the outlook for the future. Technology

Halloween Spending to Remain Steady at $9 Billion

Material Handling and Logistics

Favorite costumes this year are princesses and witches. Spending on Halloween is expected to reach $9 billion this year, about the same as last year’s $9.1 billion, according to a report from the National Retail Federation.

How Technology is Affecting Retail

LandLink

When it comes to technology in the retail consumer market Wal-Mart is among the lead dogs. When it comes to imaginative, if not bizarre ideas, they may be the lead dog. A Walmart patent application for a biometric feedback shopping cart handle was recently published by the U.S.

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Driving Forces for Change in the Supply Chain  

Blue Grace Logistics

The freight industry is in the middle of a revolution. We are seeing changes take place at an unprecedented speed, and showing no signs of slowing any time soon.

Turnover at large truckload fleets hits highest level since 2015

DC Velocity

Smaller carriers, LTLs also struggle to retain drivers in tight labor market. Transportation

Driving Digital Transformation with a Smarter, Connected WMS

Logistics Management

Why siloed logistics systems can’t deliver in the digital age

Preparing Your Business for the Holiday Season

GoShip Blog

As we move into mid-October and the shipping season continues to flourish before the holiday season, many small businesses can begin to feel overwhelmed.

Poner al paciente en el centro de la cadena de suministro farmacéutica

Now, That's Logistics

La cadena de suministro farmacéutica requiere atención y cuidados especiales en el entorno regulatorio y de consumo actual. Al desarrollar un plan de acción sólido para su logística, los transportistas pueden cumplir y superar de manera efectiva estos requisitos a la vez que mantienen al paciente final como su punto de enfoque.

E-commerce, urbanization drive evolution in ground transport sector

DC Velocity

DHL research shows 75 percent of companies believe investing in ground transportation will directly support growth. Transportation

A Must Read: The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

Logistics Viewpoints

It is rare at Logistics Viewpoints (LV) that we would do more than reference a few sentences from another publication. However, I believe that Bloomberg Businessweek’s recently published article titled The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies is thought provoking and (potentially) consequential enough to warrant an entire post. I recommend that LV readers set aside some time to read the entire article for themselves. But in the meantime, I […].