Sat.Feb 09, 2019 - Fri.Feb 15, 2019

The Arrival of the ‘Self-Driving’ Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

The age of self-driving cars and trucks is nearly upon us. What about self-driving supply chains

Palletizing LTL Freight: Everything You Need to Know

GoShip Blog

Providing safe and secure packaging is essential for smooth freight transportation. When shipping with less-than-truckload, packing is even more important because there are multiple shipments combined in a trailer. Preparation simplifies handling, loading and unloading, and prevents cargo damage.

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Flash sale events! How to win the last mile on days like Valentines or Thanksgiving

Loginext

What’s with same-day or next-day deliveries? Well if haven’t forgotten important dates such as Valentines’ or any other such day, you won’t much appreciate the urgency of fast deliveries to save face.

Stopping the rise in truck fatalities is in your hands

Fleet Owner

FMCSA data shows the way to stem the tide of truck-related fatalities on the roads is in trucking’s hands. Here are three ways to put those hands to work for safety

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Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

The Top 5 Warehouse Management Technologies Shaping the Supply Chain

Cerasis

New technologies are being developed that will propel warehouse management and shape the supply chain of the future.

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E-Commerce Speeds Industrial Real Estate Transformation

Material Handling and Logistics

Warehousing is expected to grow by double digits while facilities add more technology

Postal Service starts using all-electric vans in Calif.

Fleet Owner

Pilot program of seven Motiv-powered Ford E-450 vans to deploy in California’s Central Valley, with one of the electric vans already running routes in Fresno

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Globalization in transition

Supply Chain and Logistics

This is a fascinating report about global trade, with many interesting statistics, and with points of view not often presented so cogently. Authors Susan Lund, James Manyika, Jonathan Woetzel, Jacques Bughin, Mekala Krishnan, Jeongmin Seong, and Mac Muir point out that … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Production Operations Strategy Supply Chains economics trade transportation trends

Logistics Outsourcing: Is It Still a One-Way Street?

Talking Logistics

According to a report in the The Press-Enterprise , Walmart is bringing operations at two California warehouses, which it had outsourced to Schneider Logistics for the past 13 years, back in-house.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Full Truckload Trends to Watch in 2019

Cerasis

Shippers face great uncertainty regarding the full truckload industry for 2019. Capacity is still wasted, reports Satish Patel via JOC.com , yet new apps and technologies are changing the way shippers tender and schedule freight.

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E-commerce transforms trucking equipment, labor and logistics

Fleet Owner

"If you’re in that so-called ‘final-mile’ phase, you might want smaller, more nimble vehicles. There are intermediary steps where products are moving into and out of distribution centers that may rely on traditional tractors and trailers

85% of Retailers Haven’t Completed Supply Chain Digitization

Material Handling and Logistics

For retailers relying on manual supply chain management processes, cost is perceived to be the main blocker

Track and Trace in the Food Supply Chain

Food Logistics

Visibility is getting better, faster and cheaper

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Why Shipper and Carrier Relationships Will Need to Improve in 2019

Cerasis

Shipper and carrier relationships are subject to many factors, and the slightest change in the market can lead to uncertainty regarding where those relationships stand.

Tips and tricks for safer night driving

Fleet Owner

There are some things that drivers who work at night can do to help, but it's not what most people think they are. Here are some tips from a doctor and drivers who take advantage of the open, dark road

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NLRB: Angry Outbursts Are Not Protected Activity

Material Handling and Logistics

Previously, employee comments mentioning wages or working conditions couldn’t draw discipline

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What is an Independent Freight Agent with Trinity Logistics?

Trinity Logistics

What does being an Independent Freight Agent with Trinity Logistics mean? We are so glad that you asked! Trinity Logistics is a leading name in the freight broker community, and a big part of our growth is due to successful partnerships with Independent Freight Agents.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

Why Supply Chain Platforms?

Talking Logistics

Today, collaboration is an essential step in the digital transformation of your company, and has become vital if you expect to compete with increasingly more dynamic and connected competitors. Through this transformation, it’s no longer an option to work separate from your collaborators. Instead, a real convergence must be created by merging the processes with increased productivity, agility, efficiency, and a new customer experience in mind.

Another challenge: Manufacturers, step up efficiency

Fleet Owner

Fleets we speak to are looking for products that are dependable, reliable and that have a decent payback. A two-year return on investment is what most of them are looking for

The Performance Review as a Tool for Mentoring

Material Handling and Logistics

The review process should be much more than just a ‘check the box’ kind of exercise

Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) Come of Age

Logistics Viewpoints

The key for AMRs is that they enable workers to be more productive due to constant collaboration. During Steve Banker's panel discussion on AMRs at ARC Advisory Group's Forum last week, the four panelists made two key points about AMRs. First, robots are not replacing human workers, but rather, are assisting them. Second, warehouse labor is becoming harder to find and more expensive to train and retain. These two reasons are why there will be an increase in AMRs in the warehouse.

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.

Freight class calculator: Best tools for logistics companies

LoGo

Logistics companies are in constant need of finding means to simplify and optimize their daily activities. Fortunately, whether you need a freight class calculator, a management system or any other kind of logistics support, there are many tools and applications to help you execute these tasks.

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Is your fleet's safety outlook ahead or behind?

Fleet Owner

Are you waiting on legislation to dictate your drivers' safety rules or are you creating your own rules

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Globalization Hits New Record High

Material Handling and Logistics

The world's top five most globally connected countries were the Netherlands, Singapore, Switzerland, Belgium and the United Arab Emirates

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The Role of Emerging Technologies in Managed Transportation Services

Talking Logistics

When I ask shippers what they look for in a logistics or transportation management partner, technology capabilities — and the data and insights those technologies provide — is always near the top of the list. Of course, the technology landscape is very different today compared to 5-10 years ago, with blockchain, machine learning, real-time freight visibility, and other emerging technologies dominating the headlines.

Exploring the Supply Chain Revolution

Speaker: Sheri Hinish, Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital

So much change is already underway in the supply chain, but what does this change entail and what does supply chain’s future hold? Join Sheri Hinish, affectionately called the Supply Chain Queen, and Deborah Dull, Principal of Supply Chain Product Management at GE Digital, to discuss Supply Chain 5.0. and trends in supply chain, technology, sustainability, and leadership.