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.”.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

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.

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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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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.

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.

Kids' activity book traces cookies through the supply chain

DC Velocity

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

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

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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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.

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.

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

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.

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

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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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 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.

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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Forming a Partnership with Your Software-as-a-Service Provider

Talking Logistics

Sending out a Request for Proposal — an RFP — is what most companies do when they’re looking for a technology solution. But what if instead of a Request for Proposal , the RFP became a Request for Partnership , as my friend Kate Vitasek from the University of Tennessee suggested several years ago ? It seems like companies are starting to move in that direction, viewing and evaluating providers of technology not as prospective vendors , but as prospective partners.

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.

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

Key Questions for a Successful Distribution Network

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

As we plan for the world of eCommerce and the customer expectation of quick, free shipping, our ability to forecast is turned on its head. How many distribution centers do we even need, and is that number feasible? Can we use historical data to plan for demand and design our networks, or is there a better way? If we're going to offer the speed of shipping and variety of inventory that today's customers have come to expect, there are a lot of different questions that need to be asked. Join Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations at Helix and an experienced global supply chain strategist, as she walks through the key questions to a successful and efficient distribution network. You'll leave knowing what data you can start collecting today to answer these questions.

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.

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.

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.

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

Driving Digital Transformation with a Smarter, Connected WMS

Logistics Management

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