Sat.May 11, 2019 - Fri.May 17, 2019

Transform Your Freight Brokerage: How to Retain and Empower Your Carrier Sales Reps

Parade

Like any competitive business, growing and managing a freight brokerage is full of operational challenges such as; attracting and retaining carrier sales reps, increasing operational efficiency, improving profitability, and strengthening relationships with customers and carriers.

How Virtual Reality is Transforming the Trucking Industry

Kuebix

Virtual reality (VR) is most commonly known for its recreational use in video games. However, the advanced application of technology is beginning to gain traction and be recognized for its improvement of training programs in a multitude of industries.

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Is "Freight-Tech" the future or Has Uber and Lyft Killed the Dream?

10xLogistics

The Only 3 Ways to Improve Your Sales with Steve Elwell

The Logistics of Logistics

A few weeks ago, I had Steve on the podcast to discuss buying behavior. In that interview Steve said something like “there are only 3 ways to improve sales” which I found very intriguing. In today’s podcast, Steve and I will discuss those 3 ways to improve sales.

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Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Machine Learning, AI Are Most Impactful Supply Chain Technologies

Material Handling and Logistics

Supply chain executives plan to deploy or test cognitive analytics, AI/ML or digital control tower technology in the next 24 months

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5 Impacts of Autonomous Trucking on Supply Chains

Cerasis

The flying car of the future might still be out of reach, but autonomous trucking is moving quickly into view for many businesses. Trucks manned by technology, with no human drivers, are currently being tested around the globe.

Simple steps you can take so International Roadcheck counts in your favor

Fleet Owner

A clean inspection, after all, benefits your safety score and helps you qualify or remain qualified for electronic bypass programs

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Ports, Shippers, Companies to Accelerate Blockchain Deployment Across Supply Chains

Material Handling and Logistics

Over 100 organizations and experts representing large shippers, supply chain providers and governments have joined the World Economic Forum project to speed up use of blockchain technology

Ingredients of a Successful Supply Chain: Transparency, Visibility, and Traceability

Talking Logistics

As the world becomes a more digitally-enabled community of people, things, and services, technology will be embedded in almost everything. People will leverage analytics engines, machine learning, internet-connected sensors, and more to fundamentally boost efficiencies everywhere.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Swine fever set to reduce China’s soybean imports further: USDA

Supply Chain and Logistics

Asim Anand writes in Platts agriculture report that China is suffering from substantial losses in their pig population due to African swine fever (ASF). The pig herd has declined by 20%, and that translates to less need for soybeans. Estimates … Continue reading → Logistics My Research Shipping Supply Chains China economics soybeans supply chains technologies trade transportation

Understanding blockchain in trucking

Fleet Owner

For freight transportation, the implementation of blockchain is expected to focus on using the technology to reduce or remove third-party costs, better protect connected vehicles, and increase transparency

Tariffs Alter Global Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

Executives are citing the trade war as the final straw in their shift out of China

Supply Chain Quality: A Driver for Digital Transformation

Talking Logistics

Commercialization strategies evolve, supply chains expand, and production rates accelerate. The only way to take control of your future is to double down on quality. Product quality directly impacts the profitability of a company. The cost of poor quality is so closely related to supplier quality and compliance that manufacturers must give the proper attention and resources to the optimization of their upstream partnerships.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Drought forces Panama Canal draught restrictions and pushes up rates

Supply Chain and Logistics

Ian Putzger has a good interview in The Loadstar with Jon Slangerup of AGL (American Global Logistics, a forwarder), who is the former head of the Port of Long Beach. the recent drought has forced the Panama Canal to raise rates, … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Rail Shipping Supply Chains container shipping economics infrastructure panama canal supply chains trade transportation

FMCSA moves ahead with under 21 driver pilot program

Fleet Owner

Federal government seeking public comment on allowing 18-20-year-old drivers to operate commercial vehicles in interstate commerce

Walmart Matches Amazon With One-Day Shipping on Many Items

Material Handling and Logistics

Walmart said this policy will actually cost the company less, since the items will typically come in just one box from a single warehouse that’s closest to the customer

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What Amazon’s One-Day Delivery Promise Means for Supply Chains

Kuebix

Amazon is once again raising the bar for speed of delivery with its announcement on May 13, 2019 that the company’s new goal is to make 1-day delivery standard for Prime customers.

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

This Week in Logistics News (May 13-17, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Out with the old, in the with new. It had been almost 4.5 years since we last refreshed the Talking Logistics website, but yesterday at 3:00 pm ET, after weeks of planning and design work, Talking Logistics 3.0 came to life.

Why you should read your owner's manual

Fleet Owner

From oil changes to grease programs, your owner’s manual holds the key to maximizing your equipment’s performance. Here are three reasons you should read your owner’s manual today

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Dealing With Religion in the Workplace

Material Handling and Logistics

EEOC’s increased targeting of employers makes it expensive when you trip up

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Planning accuracy…can you get too much of a good thing?

AIMMS

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The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Are Supply Chain Executives Prepared For a Supply Chain Talent Crisis?

Cerasis

The supply chain talent crisis is a significant problem that will cause widespread disruption in the industry. More workers are retiring, and there are just not enough members from the newer generations interested in the industry.

Trucking groups split on pilot program for younger drivers

Fleet Owner

The American Trucking Associations applauded the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for taking a first step toward a new pilot program to allow non-military commercial drivers under the age of 21 to operate in interstate commerce.

3 Ways to Boost Your Warehouse Management with ERP

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

So, your warehouse is bulging – why? Because product demand is high and you’re holding buffer-stock to protect your customer service as all well-trained inventory managers do. But are you holding the right stock?

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Tariffs Are a Necessary Response to China's Intransigence: Op-Ed

Material Handling and Logistics

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New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!