Sat.Aug 17, 2019 - Fri.Aug 23, 2019

Bottles, Barrels and the Business of Beverage Distribution

Logistics Bureau

How many markets can you name that are worth 1.5 trillion dollars worldwide? Estimated at US $1,439 billion in 2017, the global alcoholic beverages market is forecast to grow to $1,684 billion by 2025 (2% CAGR) 1. The global non-alcoholic beverage market size was valued at $967.3

How Much Money Can You Save With Fuel Purchase Routing?

United World Transporation

According to industry experts, fuel purchases can account for approximately 25% of a trucking company’s operating expenses. The average truck driver travels around 68,000 miles per year and gets an average of 5.29 miles per gallon, which translates to over $37,000 being spent yearly on fuel.

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The ROI of Logistics Safety Programs

Kane is Able

Every logistics operation will say safety programs are a priority. But many such claims are lip service only. Safety solutions, over and above OSHA-mandated programs, cost money – for training, equipment and software. Many companies struggle to invest money in things that might happen.

Are You Neglecting Warehouse Safety and Health of Workers?


Warehouse safety and health management is an aspect that can never be overemphasized. But, the truth is that warehouse managers often struggle with it. In fact, OSHA statistics reveal that as many as 16 warehouse workers died while working at warehouses 2015-2017. Business & Sales


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.

It will feel worse because it’s getting better.

The Lean Thinker

The line is starting to flow, or at least there is more time flowing than not flowing. The places where it isn’t flowing well are now much more evident. Things are speeding up.


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Reducing Damage in the Supply Chain and Cold Chain

Material Handling and Logistics

There are steps every touchpoint in the supply chain can take to ensure the best possible product quality

Do You Have too Much Marketing Collateral?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Here’s an amazing, fun fact: Kudzu, an Asian vine brought to the U.S. in 1876, can grow as much as a foot a day. Do you know what else can grow incredibly quickly? Marketing collateral.

Alibaba Grows its Cross-Border Capabilities

Logistics Trends and Insights

Alibaba’s latest quarterly earnings find the e-commerce giant still growing double-digits and still expanding. For the quarter ending June 30, overall revenue increased 42% over the same period for 2018.

How to reduce idling and keep drivers happy while saving fuel

Fleet Owner

The most efficient and effective idle-reduction solutions entail a combination of complementary technologies

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.

Subscription Boxes are Changing Supply Chains


Subscription boxes are captivating the attention of consumers all over the globe. They satisfy almost every want and need imaginable (cheese, wine and beer, razors, clothes and makeup, etc.) in an innovative and entertaining way.

Unboxing The Advantages Of Custom Packaging

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re a subscription business or eTailer, you already know that there’s no substitute for a well-presented package.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (August 23, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Our Logistics Leaders for Type 1 Diabetes Cure Team jerseys are on order! A big thank you to our Century Team Sponsors BluJay Solutions, C.H. Robinson, and Descartes Systems Group for your support!

NFI, Penske celebrate 'historic moment' with delivery of eCascadias from DTNA

Fleet Owner

YOUNTVILLE, CA. It was only two trucks, but for those involved in reaching this moment, they represent the start of a technological revolution for the trucking industry. During a small ceremony at Cliff Lede Vineyards on Aug. 20, Daimler T

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.

What You Need to Do to Make Fleet Backhaul Management Easy


Fleet backhaul management is a notoriously difficult task that fleet owners and operators are all too familiar with. When a truck returns from making a delivery it is usually empty. This is known as “driving empty” or “empty miles.”

Factors to Consider when Using AGVs for Pallet Movement

Material Handling and Logistics

When considering the right type of AGV system, a number of issues come into play, such as type of vehicle, guidance system, drive configuration, power and communication


Supplier Penalties for Missed Due Dates

Talking Logistics

Since we launched Indago back in March, we have conducted 19 weekly surveys on a wide range of supply chain and logistics topics. We send out a survey question every Monday, which takes our members 2-5 minutes to answer, and we send them the results every Friday.

Traffic fatalities in U.S. inching down after multiyear spike

Fleet Owner

Annual motor vehicle deaths expected to be fewer than 40,000 for the first time since 2015


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 will the Looming Recession Impact Global Supply Chains?

Logistics Viewpoints

On Thursday, yield curves inverted and the stock market tanked. An inverted yield curve signals a recession in 14 to 20 months. Companies need to prepare by developing more agile supply chains. Integrated business planning and supplier risk management are critical tools.

UPS's Secret is Out – Testing Self-Driving Tractor Trailers

Material Handling and Logistics

UPS is working with TuSimple, an autonomous driving company to determine whether the vehicles can improve service and efficiency in the UPS network

Quick Ship Standards: Best Practices to Get Where You Want to Go


Quick ship standards refer to the processes and technologies in use that optimize order fulfillment and exceed customer expectations for fast delivery. In other words, such measures give companies the ability to compete with Amazon, Target, and Walmart.

Waiting on HOS changes? It may still be a while

Fleet Owner

ELD updates, possible legal challenges will need to be considered before FMCSA can issue a final rule


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.

Colorado Adopts Zero-Emission Vehicle Standard

NGT News

In an 8-1 decision, Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission has voted to adopt a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) standard. The new standard requires automakers to sell more than 5% ZEVs by 2023 and more than 6% ZEVs by 2025.


Warehouse Responsiveness Reigns Supreme!

Logistics Viewpoints

Fulfillment repsonsiveness is the warehouse capability most expected to increase in importance over the next five years, according to the results from our best practices survey of logistics executives.

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FMCSA Looks to Revise HOS Regulations


Few topics evoke the same passion in truckers and shippers like the ELD mandate and its impact on the enforcement of hours of service (HOS) requirements.

In-cab alert system set up for Colorado Rockies

Fleet Owner

Pre-pass now alerts drivers of steep grades, runaway truck ramps and winter chain-up sites on I-70

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.