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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 […].

Port of Oakland continues conversion from diesel to electric trucks

DC Velocity

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

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.

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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


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

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 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


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.

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

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

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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

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Automation: the unstoppable force

Fleet Owner

But what will this mean for truck drivers

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.

Incoterms: A Basic Guide to Freight Forwarders


Understand the meaning of Incoterms and see the most used ones among freight forwarders. O post Incoterms: A Basic Guide to Freight Forwarders apareceu primeiro em Blog LoGo. Logistics

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

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.

Guide to achieving a trucking company safety culture

Fleet Owner

FMCSA is adopting the recommendation of the National Academy of Sciences to adopt the item response theory methodology for evaluating fleet safety

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.

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.

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

Thank You “Sticky Buns” Jeff

Talking Logistics

Random violence makes the news because it is rare, whereas routine kindness doesn’t make the news because it is so common. — Matt Ridley, author of “The Rational Optimist” from his essay Why Is It So Cool to Be Gloomy? Wall Street Journal, November 16, 2018). You’re not going to eat that, are you?!” Peter asked me and Paul, looking at the plate of sticky buns in front of us.

Historic trip for U.S. Capitol tree, Kenworth W990

Fleet Owner

Every year it's different, and this year is special. The Capitol Christmas Tree made its way east from Oregon's Willamette Valley to its appearance today in Independence, MO, on a reverse route marking the Oregon Trail—it's 175 years since 1,000 sett


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.

6 Last-Minute Steps to Prep for Black Friday

Now, That's Logistics

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are right around the corner. Here’s how to make sure your company is ready to take full advantage of these two huge shopping days. Long thought of as a traditional sales bonanza in the U.S.,

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

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

Is your business prepared for disasters?

Fleet Owner

During your planning for the worst, you need to ask yourself these key questions


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.