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.

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

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.

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.

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4 common ELD mistakes fleets make (and one big tip to help)

Fleet Owner

With comments now closed on whether FMCSA should pursue changes to the Hours of Service rules for truck drivers, that's the big background issue.

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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

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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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Techniques for an Effective Global Sourcing Strategy

SIPMM Professional Publications

Global sourcing refers to seeking goods and services beyond one’s borders, i.e., from the global market. It is a procurement strategy in which companies try to find the most cost-efficient place globally for manufacturing goods.

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.

Electric MD trucks could change the delivery game

Fleet Owner

NACFE's second guidance report on electric trucks finds many unknowns — and opportunities for EVs in the freight world

Kids' activity book traces cookies through the supply chain

DC Velocity

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

Benefits of Working with a Yard Management Provider

Carter Logistics

Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. Benefits of Working with a Yard Management Provider. Controlling and operating your company’s yard is a costly and time-consuming part of the logistics process.

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

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.

Tamara Barker: From delivery driver to company VP

Fleet Owner

The UPS chief sustainability officer and VP of environmental affairs and domestic plant engineering started off behind the wheel

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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.

Six Key Strategies to Avoid Procurement Fraud

SIPMM Professional Publications

One of the significant problems faced by organizations and stores of all kinds and sizes is business fraud. While fraud comes in many forms, it can be majorly categorized into asset misappropriation, financial statement fraud, and corruption. Most of these fraud categories are internal.

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.

Women in Trucking 2018

Fleet Owner

We profile nine women who have found success in trucking -- and helped make transportation companies successful

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

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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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Supplier-Managed Inventory for Central Kitchen Operation

SIPMM Professional Publications

Every successful food business operates with an effective inventory management system, which is the core of Supply Chain Excellence. This is a crucial part of running a profitable food enterprise.

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.

Hurricane Michael relief drivers exempt from HOS rules

Fleet Owner

Michael could be strongest wind storm to hit U.S. since 2004; eight states see HOS and FMCSRs altered

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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

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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.

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Impact of Digital Technology for Project Delivery and Execution

SIPMM Professional Publications

The evolution of technologies has eased and replaced traditional methodologies of project management. What are the evolutions and changes that have critically impact the project management performance, deliverable and cost?In

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.