Sat.Mar 30, 2019 - Fri.Apr 05, 2019

Thinking inside the box

Automotive Logistics

Cars have been shipped in containers ever since the modern shipping container was introduced commercially in the late 1950s, but it is only since dedicated racking systems were mass produced to improve loading that there has been a greater adoption of containers for volume shipments. .

5 tips for managing truckload shipping rates in 2019.


Rising truckload shipping rates make building a strategy that puts you in control of your freight, while operating within a strict budget, a challenge. Freightquote shares 5 tips to help you manage rising rates in 2019

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Blockchain for a Better Supply Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

Blockchain provides a secure, paperless solution for tracking products through every stage of their lifecycle

Looking at Parcel Packaging


There’s more to cardboard boxes than meets the eye In today’s eCommerce-fueled world, customers have come to expect a few key things from online retailers. Expectations such as fast and free shipping, competitive pricing, and no-hassle returns all go into the consumer decision-making process.

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.

Straight Talk About Efficient Multi-Channel Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Multi-channel selling is here to stay – and fast and accurate multi-channel fulfillment is critical to your competitive advantage. (In In other news, snow is cold.). What’s less apparent is how to make outstanding fulfillment possible without spreading your inventory or budget too thin.

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More companies are turning to people with felony records to fill jobs

Fleet Owner

The dos and don’ts of interviewing and hiring someone with a record


Amazon in Italy

Logistics Trends and Insights

by Ian Kerr, Postal Hub Podcast. Amazon is strengthening its presence in Italy thanks to its relationship with national postal operator Poste Italiane.

Are Your Marketing Materials Winning New Business?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

This is the seventh in a series of blogs focused on getting the most from your marketing fulfillment program. It includes insights drawn from an Iron Mountain-sponsored Mighty Guide titled 8 Experts on Marketing Fulfillment.

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Essential Stages of a Procurement Tender for the Services Sector

SIPMM Professional Publications

Tendering means a company or organization wishing to obtain goods or services will first specify requirements. Subsequently, it will open the bidding in a process known as Tendering. Interested companies can submit their proposals to the client within a finite deadline.

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.

NYC increases truck tolls

Fleet Owner

Along with bridge tolls, congestion pricing could cost trucks $25 to drive south of 60th Street on Manhattan next year

The Walmart Effect: More Stringent Inbound Freight Management Demands on the Way


In today’s world of inbound freight management demands, it is easy to get wrapped up in the hype over the Amazon effect. Essentially, Amazon’s continuous push for world domination is forcing shippers and carriers to rethink their strategies. However, another effect exists-the Walmart Effect.

Middle Market Manufacturers Need to Catch up on Industry 4.0

Material Handling and Logistics

The window of opportunity for 4.0 is closing fast and manufacturers who don’t invest in 2019 risk falling behind the curve

Key Provisions to be Negotiated in a Construction Purchase Contract

SIPMM Professional Publications

Construction contracts are complicated documents that try to balance the needs of many different parties involved in a project. Contractors face much uncertainty when delivering on their contract responsibilities, so it is important to design contracts that are fair in allocating risk.

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.

Video ‘witnesses,’ transformed drivers and the Hawthorne effect

Fleet Owner

How safety systems save lives, equipment and millions of dollars

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The State of Inbound Logistics for Over-the-Road Freight Shippers


The logistics industry is on track for significant changes in 2019. Consumer confidence and spending are up, and companies are enjoying the benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Unfortunately, failures to effectively manage inbound freight still exist, and freight costs are rising at record levels.

Retail Will Boost Demand for Material Handling Containers

Material Handling and Logistics

However, the reusability of material handling containers will also prevent further growth for new units

Key Considerations for Sustainable Procurement

SIPMM Professional Publications

Sustainable procurement has been introduced to a public and private organization for decades and it has now become a “must have” key element to integrate in business strategy for company competitive advantages and sustainable development.

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.

How running model year 2020 trucks can help improve the bottom line

Fleet Owner

Fleet Advantage data shows fleet operators can realize a first-year, per-truck savings of $16,928 when upgrading from a 2015 sleeper model-year truck to a 2020 model. For a fleet of 100 trucks, upgrading to 2020 vehicles can result in savings of as much as $1.7 million

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[WHITE PAPER] The Importance of Inbound Logistics in Effective Freight Management


Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Importance of Inbound Logistics in Effective Freight Management” white paper!

Trade Issues, Cybersecurity, Weather – Top Supply Chain Risks

Material Handling and Logistics

Other risks include additional costs and uncertainty due to raw material shortages, recalls and safety scares or tougher environmental regulations

Key Stages for Purchasing Heavy Equipment Parts

SIPMM Professional Publications

Practically there is no one-size-fits-all purchase process. Some organizations require a formal process to suit their complex environment, which is often the case in government or education. In those industries, vendors must comply with strict guidelines.

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.

Help wanted: Regional fleets for fuel economy demonstration

Fleet Owner

NACFE is looking for regional fleets to join its Run on Less Regional fuel efficiency roadshow. Are you in

New Study Questions Validity of the Truck Driver Shortage


It’s been taken as fact for many years that there is a shortage of truck drivers in the United States. Companies report problems covering their loads and even the American Trucking Associations announced that there will be a shortage of 174,000 drivers by 2026 if the current climate continues. Here are just a few of […]. The post New Study Questions Validity of the Truck Driver Shortage appeared first on Kuebix. Blog Driver Shortage Trends Amazon Effect driver shortage Drivers truckers

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SEC Issues Guidance on Board Diversity

Material Handling and Logistics

Disclosure standards scrutinized go beyond gender diversity to include other protected classes


Key HACCP Methodology for Seafood Procurement

SIPMM Professional Publications

Moving into the 21st century where seafood sustainability become a key question for many environmentalists, humans are constantly struggling to seek a balance between the exponential growth in demand for food source and its sustainability.

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.