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Warehouse Technology: Artificial Intelligence (AI)


“Alexa, please automate my warehouse.”. How convenient would it be if it were that simple to automate the warehouse? But in order to achieve a similar future, the warehouse needs a brain to process all the information it receives and automatically execute actions to address an array of scenarios.

PE firm puts six operators together to form the UK’s largest logistics company

The LoadStar

A private equity firm has put together six operators to form the UK’s largest privately owned logistics company, EV Cargo. The companies, backed by Hong Kong-based EmergeVest, are Allport Cargo Services, Palletforce, CM Downton, Jigsaw, NFT and Adjuno. The wide range of specialities in the group, from CM Downton, a haulier bought earlier this year by EmergeVest for £75m, to NFT, a cool chain specialist, and Adjuno, a supply chain software company, gives.

Adapt to the New Normal with Shipment Visibility

Logistics Viewpoints

With the advent of electronic logging devices and supporting technology, shippers can take advantage of unprecedented shipment visibility into their supply chain. Connected to most commercial trucks, ELDs are generating a flood of data that gives shippers who are also using a robust, modern TMS solution a new level of strategic insight into their supply chain. An ELD-equipped truck generates 100 to 150 data points per load, a far cry from a phone call a […].

All The Right Stuffing:  Amware Offers Antidotes For Parcel Shipping Cost Increases

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re reading this shortly before your annual Thanksgiving feast, keep your antacids handy, because the country’s largest package carriers have begun rolling out their annual parcel shipping increases, and boy are they cause for heartburn.

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!

Six operators join to form the UK’s largest logistics company

Supply Chain and Logistics

Alex Lennane has written in the Loadstar about the merger or assimilation of six UK diverse logistics firms under one management. Perhaps this is what’s necessary to get firms to work together– a bigger hammer. If they cannot learn to … Continue reading → Logistics Production Operations Strategy Supply Chains Trucking european union mergers supply chains UK

Port of Oakland continues conversion from diesel to electric trucks

DC Velocity

Yard tractor hauls freight with battery power, reduces emissions, port says. Transportation

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Why You Should Outsource Your Marketing Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If your company handles marketing fulfillment in-house, could you do better by outsourcing? Marketing Fulfillment

The Thanksgiving Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a time for FFFTT – family, friends, football, thankfulness, and turkey. Lots of turkey. According to some reports I have seen, Americans will spend more than $1 billion on the 50+ million turkeys they will consume.

Ryder and FedEx to roll out 1,000 electric panel vans in next two years

DC Velocity

FedEx Express says EV trucks will reduce emissions on commercial and residential routes in California. Transportation

Digital Inventory Management Key Battleground in Transformation of Brick-and-Mortar Retail


As e-commerce growth accelerates, shippers are working overtime to manage available inventory. Although e-commerce represents 10 percent of total retail sales, it has had an interesting effect.

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.

2.4 Million Skilled Jobs Projected to Go Unfilled in Manufacturing

Material Handling and Logistics

With that many jobs going unfilled between this year and 2028, there could be $454 billion in manufacturing GDP at risk in 2028, or more than $2.5 trillion over the next decade


Bridging the Gap Between Supply Chain Planning and Execution

Logistics Viewpoints

New solutions have emerged that bridge the gap between supply chain planning and execution. These solutions have a middleware layer that is critical. The middleware allows for a feedback loop that can allow the system to get smarter. The post Bridging the Gap Between Supply Chain Planning and Execution appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Supply Chain Optimization Supply Chain Planning Machine Learning Supply Chain Execution

A/I on on the rise

DC Velocity

More than 32 percent of workers are already exposed to some form of AI on the job, survey says. Technology

Advanced Visibility in Emergency Response Situations

Talking Logistics

We all know the important role that supply chain and logistics people, processes, and technologies play in everyday commerce. Those capabilities and expertise also play a critical role in responding effectively to emergency situations such as natural disasters. What unique challenges arise from these incidents? How can the supply chain and logistics industry help? How does technology support these efforts?

Travel Time Is Key to Lowering Labor Costs in Your Distribution Center


Travel time in the warehouse represents one of the biggest costs in modern distribution centers. Pickers must put away incoming product, pull product, and move products to packaging and processing zones. Like transportation management for shipped product, effective labor management and lean processes in the warehouse are key to lowering labor costs in your distribution center.

Shipping Industry Optimistic But Concerned About Trade, Cyber Threats

Material Handling and Logistics

A new survey found that one-third of shippers are “extremely concerned” about trade tensions

Geek+ lands $150 million in capital for warehouse robots

DC Velocity

Warburg Pincus funds growth of Chinese firm, citing its success in combining robotics, big data, and AI to solve supply chain pain points. Robotics

How Yusen Logistics’ European Control Tower can revitalise your healthcare operation

Insight Into Action

A logistics Control Tower can bring supply chain visibility to your operation, improving both planning and efficiency.

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Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management


Imagine you’re an executive of a large international business who has just discovered an excellent opportunity of entering a new exciting market just in time when your product design team has developed a perfect product for that market. Naturally, to take advantage of this opportunity, you will need a well-functioning supply chain, which you happen to have. But there are some risks. That new market is kind of tricky and many companies like yours have failed to make it profitable.

Holiday Cargo Theft Precautions


According to FreightWatch International, the risk of cargo theft incidents is much higher during the holiday season, and the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend should demand additional supply chain security measures for retailers looking to protect their precious holiday merchandise.

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Kroger picks Cincinnati for first grocery e-commerce DC

DC Velocity

Ocado will provide warehouse automation, as partners plan network of 20 sites. Material Handling

Rethinking How Enterprises View Public vs. Private Blockchains


In logistics and supply chain, we’ve all been approached about using blockchain technology as a solution to all of the issues the industry is riddled with. It’s a buzzword that seems to be very hot right now, but often times, we’re not being told the whole story.

The time to go out to bid is now


Trucking capacity is currently so tight that logistics service providers are turning away record amounts of freight. Rates have been rising, and some shippers have even had to cut earnings outlooks due to rising transportation costs.

Why Fleets Will Drive Adoption of Electric Vehicles

Logistics Viewpoints

The economics of elective vehicles will prove particularly favorable for fleet operations. This is particularly true for full-battery electric vehicles as opposed to plug-in hybrid vehicles. This article summarizes the economics of electric vehicles for freight delivery in urban environments. The post Why Fleets Will Drive Adoption of Electric Vehicles appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints

Cooper Tire opens 1 million-square-foot warehouse in Mississippi

DC Velocity

Company will distribute direct to customers and to regional distribution centers from Byhalia, Miss., facility. Strategy

The health risks of driver isolation and loneliness

Fleet Owner

Loneliness can lead to impaired immune system function, arthritis, cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease


Costly USMCA rules ‘may prove unworkable’ for supply chains

Automotive Logistics

Complying with the proposed US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that replaces Nafta will be expensive for those in the automotive supply chain and could prove unworkable for some, according to John Bozzella (pictured), president and CEO of the Association of Global Automakers in the US.

October intermodal volumes turn in solid performance, reports IANA

Logistics Management

Total intermodal volume for the month, at 1,690,668, rose 6.1% annually. Domestic containers saw the highest rate of growth in October, rising 6.9% to 729,604. Trailers headed up 4.1% to 123,371, with all domestic equipment (trailers and containers) up 6.5% to 852,975. ISO, or international containers, had the highest-volume month of all IANA metrics, rising 5.8% to 837,693


DHL Express Adjusts Prices for 2019

DC Velocity

Shipment prices to rise an average 5.4 percent for U.S. account holders in January, company says. Transportation

Building a better diesel mouse trap

Fleet Owner

A California project is working to produce a radically different commercial diesel engine that emits much less, burns less fuel, and produces the same or more power as a conventional diesel powerplant in smaller-displacement package. This on-road de

Working around the future of flatbed.


The flatbed shipping market is always fluctuating, but that is no excuse for being unprepared. Learn more about how to work around the flatbed market, now and tomorrow

Asian Airfreight Volumes Expected to Jump

Logistics Trends and Insights

By all accounts, it looks as if the airfreight market from Asia has cooled a bit. According to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines, September international air cargo demand as measured in freight ton kilometers increased 4.4% year-on-year. In comparison, September 2017 saw an 11.7%

Trimble, Intelligent Audit offer integrated technology solution for transportation, logistics

DC Velocity

Collaboration combines real-time visibility with robust freight auditing analytics, companies say. Technology

7 Most Common LTL Shipping Mistakes

GoShip Blog

LTL shipping is an inexpensive way to move goods, and it can be an excellent logistics solution for companies that are looking to save money on their shipments. It is important to carefully plan out all of the components of a shipment, especially when you are trying to avoid unwanted shipping costs.

Automation: the unstoppable force

Fleet Owner

But what will this mean for truck drivers