Sat.Nov 24, 2018 - Fri.Nov 30, 2018

Straight Talk About Low-Cost Shipping for Parcel Deliveries

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When it comes to outsourcing certain parts of your logistics and fulfillment, you have a lot to choose from. When it comes to others, it’s a different story. For instance, with parcel carriers your company is pretty well locked into working with UPS, FedEx, DHL or the USPS.

Streamlining the Aerospace Supply Chain…One Link at a Time

Now, That's Logistics

Currently in growth mode, the commercial aerospace market faces unique challenges on the customs front. Here are the major obstacles and how a reliable logistics provider can help aerospace manufacturers optimize and streamline their supply chains.

Fast Fashion: Why the Industry Requires a Vertical Integration Supply Chain Model

Morai Logistics

Businesses within the retail industry are rolling out vertical integration supply chain models to keep up with fast fashion. Research on the global fashion industry predicts an increase from ‘ $481.2 billion in 2018 to $712.9 billion by 2022 ’.

2019 Trend Watch: Livin' in the future

DC Velocity

The race toward automation continues, as a rise in goods-to-person fulfillment, increased adoption of warehouse execution systems, and greater use of autonomous mobile robots top the list of material handling technology trends to watch in 2019. Material Handling

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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.

Court rules drivers deserve minimum wage

Fleet Owner

The recent federal court ruling says drivers paid by the mile may still be paid that way but their overall pay must meet the federal minimum wage requirements

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Supply Chains Disruptions at Highest Rate in 3 Years

Material Handling and Logistics

Factory fires were the most frequent event type in the first half of 2018. Supply chain disruptions continue to grow at an alarming rate, according to a new study, 2018 EventWatch Supply Chain Disruption Report, by Resilinc.

Talent shortage to hit manufacturing hard

DC Velocity

As many as 2.4 million manufacturing jobs will go unfilled over the next 10 years due to widening skills gap, study shows. Strategy

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A 20% more efficient diesel?

Fleet Owner

Canadian startup energy firm Enezol has developed an alternative diesel fuel it says is over 20% more efficient than traditional diesel. The key to the new fuel is a different refining process, according to the company. This process, which Enezol c

CMA CGM and CEVA detail tie-up

Supply Chain and Logistics

Chris Dupin has an interesting article in the most recent American Shipper. CMA/CGM is trying to buy a majority interest in CEVA, the 3PL firm based in Switzerland. CEVA has been the target of another buyout effort by DSV, another … Continue reading → Leadership Logistics Shipping Strategy Supply Chains container shipping innovation mergers ocean shipping supply chains transportation

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.

Does Your Supply Chain Need Blockchain?


The use of blockchain and supply chain management (SCM) platforms can reshape how shippers approach everyone from consumers to carriers.

DHL eCommerce opens $20 million sortation center to handle online shopping volume

DC Velocity

New Jersey facility serves as test bed for automation, could inspire similar approach in Los Angeles and Chicago. Material Handling

NYC: Better visibility in trucks will save lives

Fleet Owner

Wherever possible, New York City will be looking to move from standard heavy trucks in its fleet to "high vision" trucks with extended windows/ better visibility for the operator and minimal blind spots. Lower-height truck cabs, trucks with hoods tha

Cause to Celebrate: Workplace Injuries Continue to Decline

Material Handling and Logistics

Employers in 2017 had 2.8 recordable cases per 100 workers – less than half the number in 2003


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.

The Indispensable Role of WMS in Reverse Logistics


Reverse logistics is filled with risk, and the rate of reverse logistics in e-commerce is higher than any other channel, reports Business2Community.

AMRs and AGVs rev their engines

DC Velocity

The relentless drive for warehouse efficiency is sparking new interest in self-driving vehicles. For those wondering which type to buy, experts say forget the labels and focus on capabilities. Robotics

FCA makes good on Jeep pickup promise

Fleet Owner

Following through on a vehicle that FCA's late CEO Sergio Marchionne promised would follow the new Wrangler unveiled in late 2017, Jeep has added a pickup truck to its lineup for the first time in over a quarter of a century. In true Jeep off-road st

Companies Are Taking Unstructured Approach to Corruption

Material Handling and Logistics

On average, less than 10% of companies globally report on business ethics KPIs. A new study, “ The Fight Against Corruption: Insights Into Ethical Performance in Global Supply Chains ” found that the world’s average business ethics score is 42.4,

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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.

Carrier insights from the Transporeon Group 2018 North American Over-the-Road Transportation Survey


For the past few years, Transporeon Group has queried its extensive network of North American carriers on the state of the industry in order to gather insights on the issues that carriers are facing and how they see the transportation market evolving.

Graves to lead minority party in House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

DC Velocity

House Republican Conference elects Missouri Congressman to lead efforts to negotiate national infrastructure bill. Transportation

Oil and additives: What's right for your fleet?

Fleet Owner

There's a brave new world of fuel efficiency and operational savings in trucking—one that's enabled more by a combination of advanced engine hardware and oil technology than ever before.

Recruiting Truck Drivers Using an App

Material Handling and Logistics

A new app, Driver Reach says it can speed up the hiring process by nearly 30

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.

This Week in Logistics News (November 26-30, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Now that Thanksgiving is past us, the mad dash to the end of the year is on. It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the supply chain and logistics realm, with lots of news related to global trade and technology.

DHL to invest $300 million in emerging technologies

DC Velocity

Supply chain arm will deploy piece-picking robots, AI, self-driving vehicles in 350 of its 430 North American sites. Technology

2nd Run on Less to focus on regional trucking

Fleet Owner

NACFE wants to hear from those who have an interest in regional haul to get input on its next fuel-efficiency road show

Weathering the Winter: More Than Just Surviving the Cold

UL EHS- Sustainability

Workers face a variety of cold weather hazards, including cold stress and its physical consequences. But cold stress is not the only hazard that workers face during the winter months.

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.