Sat.Nov 16, 2019 - Fri.Nov 22, 2019

Trucking Isn’t Going Away Any Time Soon

Blue Grace Logistics

There is absolutely no doubt that we have entered into a new era of technology. As computing is getting more powerful, many technologies that were once science fiction are now either on the horizon or already here.

Know Your Product to Ensure Chemical Shipping Success

Bulk Connection

When you partner with a transportation provider for chemical shipping services, your goals are to ensure that your products are shipped safely, reliably and at a reasonable price. What you may not realize is that safety, reliability and pricing hinges on the information you provide at the outset.

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The Benefits of Using One 3PL for Integrated Logistics Services

West Coast and California Logistics

Conventional wisdom tells you not to put all your eggs in one basket. In the logistics industry, however, this isn’t always good advice.

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Google Maps Route Planner For Deliveries

Routific

Almost all businesses we talk to with a small delivery fleet start off using something like Google Maps Route Planner or Mapquest Route Planner. It makes a lot of sense.

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.

The Need to Exceed: The Race to Become an ‘xPL’

Talking Logistics

Last month, Adrian Gonzalez’s blog post on value-added services for third-party logistics providers (3PL) provided statistical evidence from a survey that supports the transformational trend in the trade and logistics space.

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Tesla shatters expectations with Cybertruck unveiling

Fleet Owner

Futuristic electric pickup production slated for late 2021 as Tesla takes aim at lucrative U.S. pickup market

Can a Carrier Survive Without Amazon as a Customer?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Maybe FedEx is on to something when it announced it was dropping Amazon as an Express and Ground customer. “This change is consistent with our strategy to focus on the broader e-commerce market…,” FedEx said in a statement.

Why Fulfill Orders from a Long Beach Warehouse?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When people say the Port of Long Beach is long on logistics advantages, they’re not exaggerating. Together with the Port of Los Angeles, this busy international gateway handles approximately 40% of all inbound U.S.

Is Employee Burnout a Threat to Workplace Safety?

Material Handling and Logistics

World Health Organization makes burnout a diagnosable condition

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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.

Team drivers lean on pets for exercise and stress release

Fleet Owner

Solo truck drivers traditionally have ride-along pets to keep loneliness at bay, but why are more team drivers bringing their pets on the road? Exercise is a big reason. "It's It's a lot of things," said Cynthia Caldwell, who drives with her husband Tys

Fuel Fact Check: EVs Are the Straightest Path to Lower Emissions

NGT News

Fuel Fact Check: Commercial Fleets Claim: Electric vehicles are the most effective way to eliminate emissions. It’s easy to see why electric vehicles are perceived to be the future of automotive technology.

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How Automated LTL Freight Shipping Processes Creates Efficiencies

Cerasis

Unless you still love fax-machines and booking LTL freight the old fashion way; there are some great fast-evolving ways to utilize automated LTL freight shipping processes and simplify the process.

Fleet Operators Turn to Tech to Increase ROI

Material Handling and Logistics

Investment in technologies include the adoption of targeted technology solutions that allow fleets to track drivers, vehicles, and other assets including cargo in near real-time

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.

Fleets demonstrate impressive mpg in regional haul operation

Fleet Owner

When we first came up with the idea to conduct Run on Less Regional, we did so without really having a target mpg in mind. We knew because of a combination of factors — the rise of e-commerce and drivers’ desire to be home more often — that regional

Transport concerns adapt to lower freight volumes in “challenging” freight environment

Logistics Management

The combination of a slumping U.S. manufacturing economy, a nervous trade war between the world’s two largest economies, a 40-day labor strike that shut down General Motors Corp.,

How Freight Bidding Can Boost Capacity and Strategic Value

Cerasis

Freight rates are in a state of constant flux, and while the market appears on the bridge of stabilization, the current peak season and uncertainty in global economies threaten to bring it to a halt.

Will Luxury Amenities Attract Warehouse Workers?

Material Handling and Logistics

If you’re not offering competitive wages and benefits, don’t expect to attract new talent with nail salons and free pizza

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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.

Nikola reveals new energy density doubling battery

Fleet Owner

CEO Trevor Milton called the prototype cell “the single most important advancement in electric vehicle history

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How the Chinese New Year Affects Shipping

Dedola Global Logistics

Archives The Chinese New Year and its Global Impacts Most major holidays have unique impacts on varying industries. The Chinese New Year is arguably the most important holiday in how it impacts the logistics of businesses on a global scale.

U.S. and China Supply chains may be impacted by mounting political friction

Logistics Management

A “systemic cultural difference” in trade negotiations may be keeping global supply chain managers on edge next year, maintains one prominent political expert. China Relations: Reflections on a Gathering Storm,” hosted by the World Affairs Council in San Francisco, featured David M.

How New Technologies Can Help Facilitate Supply Chain Innovation

Shipchain

All supply chain managers share one overarching goal: trying to find the most efficient way to satisfy increasing customer demand. And in today’s day and age, supply chain is ever-evolving.

The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

Unpredictable weather calls for predictable trucking resources

Fleet Owner

Mother Nature is somewhat predictable, as we have these things called “seasons,” after all. But the exact time, location and amounts of temperature change, precipitation, high winds and road closures is not. For example, eastern Washington, northern

Forwarders End Q3 Uncertain of What 2020 May Bring

Logistics Trends and Insights

Declining volumes, profit improvements and a pessimistic outlook for 2020 pretty much sums up the latest earnings reports from major freight forwarders. Earnings reports from Kuehne + Nagel, DSV Panalpina, Expeditors, C.H.

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Holiday-season volume projections continue to impress

Logistics Management

With Thanksgiving now less than a week away (wow), it now means that we, as consumers, can start thinking about shopping and making sure we have our gift lists ready so we are fully prepared to hit the ground running, whether it is at the physical mall or the online one.

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Thanksgiving Causes Logistics Headaches

Logistics Viewpoints

Next Thursday is Thanksgiving, which as I pointed out last year, is a time for FFFTT – family, friends, football, thankfulness, and turkey. Thanksgiving is also a time for logistics headaches. The holiday is centered around the big family meal, and the food supply chain tied to that meal is complex. But there are a number of other areas that can result in logistics headaches as well. Let’s examine some of them. Feast Logistics Headaches […].

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.