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Keeping Up with Customer Demands in the Ever-Evolving Supply Chain

Now, That's Logistics

As global supply chains extend outward and become increasingly intertwined, keeping up with evolving customer expectations isn’t getting any easier. Here are four ways to do it. Additional languages available.

New paper published on Standards and carrier differentiation

Supply Chain and Logistics

My colleagues Chris Clott, Rob Cannizzaro and I just published a paper in the Journal of Shipping and Trade. In it we propose a new standard called ServiceTerms for classifying container cargo on six ACTION dimensions which are relevant to … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Service Management Shipping Strategy Supply Chains Uncategorized alliances containers customer service research transportation

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Closing the Gaps in Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

Not having adequate visibility to your shipments, orders, or products is an ongoing challenge for many companies. You may have very good visibility in some areas of your supply chain, but have poor visibility or blind spots in other areas such as transportation. How do you go about identifying and closing those visibility gaps? How are new technology capabilities helping in this effort? What are the benefits?

Tesla Motors tours electric semi truck to customer sites

DC Velocity

California prototype visits Ruan Transport Corp. in Iowa as clients await production launch in 2019. Transportation

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.

There’s More To Personalized Packaging Than Names And Logos

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

What do you see when you look at this image? Third Party Logistics B2C Fulfillment eCommerce Fulfillment

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DOT Considers Reopening Trucking Hours of Service Rules

Material Handling and Logistics

ELD enforcement focuses attention on the need for greater flexibility

Infinity buys 200 refrigerated containers for OR and WA service

DC Velocity

Firm cites rising demand for hauling perishable cargo between Pacific Northwest and destinations in Midwest, Texas, and East Coast. Transportation

Intermodal wrangles just making the pain worse for US shippers using rail

Supply Chain and Logistics

The Chicago area just can’t seem to get its act together. The result will be delayed cargoes and higher costs for cargo owners. Ian Putzger of the Loadstar gives us the story. Chicago is unlikely to lose its dominance over … Continue reading → Logistics Rail Supply Chains containers customer service intermodal supply chains

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Trucking by the Numbers 2018: The equipment fleets use

Fleet Owner

In our ongoing breakdown of the U.S. trucking industry by statistics and data is this revealing segment examining the equipment fleets are using to get the job done. In particular, we brought in information from Fleet Owner's sister publication Wards

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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.

Logistics Simplified: Three Keys to Solving Your Supply Chain Problems

Material Handling and Logistics

The solutions to supply chain problems boil down to the right combination of three factors—technology, data and processes. In the supply chain, problems are often overcomplicated.

OnRobot acquires gripper vendor Purple Robotics

DC Velocity

Collaborative robot provider also announces funding by private equity firm, plans for additional acquisitions. Robotics

Go Boldly Together: Takeaways from Nulogy xChange 2018

Talking Logistics

From May 2016 through the end of August 2017, “17 CEOs of public Big Food manufacturers and retailers had departed, or announced their intention to,” according to an article published last September in Fortune.

Fleets widely adopting telematics, but need a deeper dive

Fleet Owner

New study examines the extent of fleet telematics use and what transportation businesses are doing to bring on and try to keep the best drivers

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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.

Supply Chain Complexity Could Drive TMS Market to $25 Billion by 2023

Material Handling and Logistics

The market for transportation management systems could double over the next five years, fueled by shippers' need to reduce costs and monitoring time

GreyOrange opens U.S. office for fulfillment automation robots

DC Velocity

Former Honeywell Intelligrated exec to lead Singapore firm's expansion to Atlanta, Boston. Robotics

Finding a Warehouse in Today’s High-Demand Market

Talking Logistics

Finding the right warehouse is arguably one of the most important decisions your company will make. It has the potential to be not only be a powerful, industry-leading storage and shipping center, but also the literal hub of your logistics — including returns, reshipments, and other nuanced supply chain tasks.

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Tips for driving safely during high travel season

Fleet Owner

This Labor Day weekend, Volvo Trucks offers key safety tips for drivers along with safety technologies

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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.

29th Annual State of Logistics Report: Top rates, strong demand and disciplined pricing in TL and LTL environments


It’s the best of times for truckload (TL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers, according to Logistics Management magazine. Detailing the 29th Annual State of Logistics Report produced by A. buys freight bill financing firm

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Board member Roy Banks becomes president of D&S Factors and LoadPay division. Technology

Research: What Leading Shippers Do to Obtain Better Truckload Rates and Performance

Talking Logistics

No doubt about it: this trucking environment is sending plenty of truckload budgets into the red. What can shippers do to navigate this market? Take your cue from the latest findings of MIT researchers. Using data from TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson , the researchers examined the best practices that separate Leaders from Laggards in getting better truckload rates and performance. The researchers used TMC data for 40 shippers and looked at over a million loads.

Employee engagement leads to business growth

Fleet Owner

“Employee engagement is the emotional commitment an employee has to the organization and its values, vision and missions, resulting in the increased use of discretionary effort


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.

Supply Chain Facilities Management: It’s More Than Just Facilities


Supply Chain Facilities Management includes unique challenges and requires out-of-the-box thinking to be successful.

A broker by any other name

DC Velocity

Digitally focused startups believe there is much low-hanging fruit in traditional brokerage operations. But the fruit picking has taken an unexpected turn. Transportation

Staying Ahead of Risks During Disasters

Material Handling and Logistics

Risk nightmares can occur if you're not prepared for an environmental emergency. Disasters can happen in the blink of an eye.

NACFE study: fleets adopting efficiency technologies save millions at the pump

Fleet Owner

Average miles per gallon for the 20 fleets included in the research was 7.28 in 2017

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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.