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Supply Chain Transformation in the Oil and Energy Industry

Talking Logistics

There is a lot of discussion today about supply chain transformation, most of it focused on the consumer goods and retail industries, but there are many challenges and opportunities in the Oil and Energy industry too. It’s an industry that has a major impact on the world economy and on our personal lives. What are. The post Supply Chain Transformation in the Oil and Energy Industry appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

3 Reasons Why Shipment Tracking Matters To Customers

GoShip Blog

In our fast-paced world, we’re getting used to receiving what we want and when we want it. We also like to be in control of what’s going on. In particular, this applies to the shipping experience. Eventually, technology impacts the way we get things done.

Do You Want Better Beef? Build a Better Supply Chain!

Logistics Viewpoints

PFG wanted to provide better selections of beef to selective restaurants. But the commodity beef supply chain made this very difficult. They built a new supply chain that included audits, DNA testing, and better pay for better quality products. The post Do You Want Better Beef?

DSP and One-Day-Prime: Driving Change and Impacting the Parcel Carriers

Logistics Trends and Insights

By Bob Fisher , Fisher Postal Analytics and Dean Maciuba , Director of Consulting Services, LTI. DSP Defined. It has been just about a year since Amazon announced their Delivery Service Partner program.

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.

How to ace the roadside inspection

Fleet Owner

Law enforcement and industry officials said there are steps fleets and drivers can take to ensure a smooth inspection

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BIMCO launches new cybersecurity clause

Supply Chain and Logistics

BIMCO is one of the leading standardization forces in the world of shipping. Here is an example related to cybersecurity. How do you write a contract that binds participants to provide an appropriate level of cybersecurity? As the article makes … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Strategy Supply Chains Sustainability challenges contracts cybersecurity standards trade transportation trends

What’s Up With That?  Breaking Down Amazon’s One-Day Shipping News

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Late last month, Amazon shook up the shipping industry when its CFO revealed the company’s goal to provide Prime members with free one-day shipping. According to many media outlets, this could be a game-changer for Wal-Mart, Target and other mega-retailers.

Don't skip the pre-trip inspections

Fleet Owner

Pre-trip inspections are not excessively time-consuming; 15 to 30 minutes should be enough time to complete them

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5 Ways to Improve Workflow & Cut Costs in the Warehouse

Cerasis

Warehouse managers are experiencing more pressure than ever to control and cut costs in the warehouse and accurately fill orders to stay competitive. Booming e-commerce and consumer demand call for faster production, which creates more opportunities for hazards and costly inefficiencies. Increasing productivity and cutting unnecessary costs in the warehouse are a top priority. Here.read More.

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.

Sensors, ‘grey boxes’ and opportunities

Supply Chain and Logistics

Sam Whelan, Asia correspondent of the Loadstar has a short article about a vision DPWorld has for integrating data and logistics. He describes some innovative activities. In Yiwu, China DPWorld has an agreement for a project that allows customers to clear … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Supply Chains Big Data innovation Software standards technology trade transportation

USPS Is Testing Self-Driving Trucks With TuSimple Autonomous Technology

Kuebix

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has awarded autonomous-truck creator, TuSimple, a contract to conduct a 2-week pilot program of self-driving trucks starting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. The self-driving truck startup reached “unicorn status” earlier this year with a $1 billion valuation.

Bad reception, delayed text get driver fired

Fleet Owner

"Why would I text my boss while I was driving?" " asks the driver, who claims he had written the text while pulled over but bad cell service held the text until he was back on the road

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This Week in Logistics News (May 20-24, 2019)

Talking Logistics

I would be on a ferry heading to Long Island right now. For the past six Memorial Day weekends, I’ve been going to a baseball tournament on Long Island with my sons. This meant skipping school and work on Friday and leaving the house by 6:00 am to catch the 9:00 am ferry in Connecticut.

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.

SAE International forms microbility data standards consortium

Supply Chain and Logistics

SAE is the former Society of Automotive Engineers, and has been a leader in standard setting for many years. There is clearly a need for standards around data for shared bike and scooter services, for instance. The main cooperators are … Continue reading → entrepreneurship Logistics Service Management Strategy computing innovation Software standards technology transportation

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Supply chain logistics for a freight forwarder business

LoGo

Do you know what supply chain logistics means? In general terms, it can be defined as a system of organizations, people, activities, information, and resources involved in the activity of transporting products or services from suppliers to customers.

Measuring your fleet’s effectiveness

Fleet Owner

When looking at the effectiveness and efficiency of your operation, look for things that stand out from the norm; those are the things that you need to dig into more deeply in order to figure out exactly what is causing the anomaly so you can take the necessary action to bring them in-line

12 Detention Time Prevention Strategies for Inbound Freight Management

Cerasis

Detention time has always been a big problem for shippers and truckers alike. Shippers see an added expense on freight costs, and truckers are forced to replan their entire day.

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.

Flexport access to SF Airlines’ Hangzhou-New York route

Supply Chain and Logistics

This article from the Loadstar indicates that supply chain firms such as Flexport are struggling to align themselves for the volatile tariff situation we have now. Some firms are leaving China but others are staying in and look for an … Continue reading → Logistics Strategy Supply Chains 3PLs air freight China trade transportation

Create Diversity in Thinking Suggests Kimberly-Clark Supply Chain Chief

Material Handling and Logistics

"It’s a good business decision to be diverse, we can best represent what is happening in the outside world," says Sandra MacQuillan, Kimberly Clark’s CSCO

Truckers stand to benefit from blockchain

Fleet Owner

Secure records often provide legal protection and quality assurance for both carriers and shippers

The Risks (and Some Rewards) of Prepaid and Add for Inbound Logistics Management

Cerasis

The most natural solution for inbound freight management is to let vendors and suppliers handle all processes. Unfortunately, this contributes to higher inbound freight costs. “Why?” ” You may ask. The answer is simple.

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.

Hamburg deepens Elbe channel

Supply Chain and Logistics

The project will cost $700 million, and it went through a long series of legal battles, mostly about environmental issues. But now the project is ready to begin. The Port of Hamburg let the contract to DEME engineering, as World … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Shipping Supply Chains container shipping economics infrastructure intermodal transport ocean shipping port management ports trade transportation

Got a Good Sustainability Record? Get Better Finance Rates

Material Handling and Logistics

Suppliers who demonstrate progress in Walmart’s Project Gigaton or Sustainability Index Program can apply for improved financing from HSBC based on their sustainability ratings

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HOS flexibility: Why it’s secondary to more urgent driver concerns

Fleet Owner

A trucking industry expert’s views on why DOT’s looming ruling isn’t a big deal

The World’s Top 10 Strategic Straits and Channels

More Than Shipping

As being able to transport goods easily and quickly throughout the world is a key goal of the shipping industry, we compiled a list of some of the world’s top and most important straits and channels.

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.