Sat.Jan 19, 2019 - Fri.Jan 25, 2019

The state of freight shipping in 2019.


Learn more about the freight shipping trends expected to impact the industry through 2019

Is Automation the Answer to Last-Mile Delivery Pains?


Automating your delivery operations chain is critical if you want to meet the new status quo for customer experience while maintaining profitability. Here’s why. Recently, we wrote about the ways in which rising customer demands are redefining last mile delivery across multiple industries.

The long way home

Automotive Logistics

For inbound automotive supply chains, returnable packaging just makes sense. No carmaker wants to spend money on wood, paper and cardboard again and again, only to have to fork out straight away for costly waste disposal.

The Key to Leadership is Consistency

The Lean Thinker

In this video clip, author and speaker Simon Sinek articulately explains why the things that matter most aren’t measurable, nor can they be created over the short term. Watch the video, then I’d like to extend his thought process into continuous improvement.

Video 276

How does your demand forecasting compare to your peers?

Demand forecasts are becoming increasingly more difficult to predict and less accurate. How are supply chain professionals dealing with this? What kind of technology are they using to deal with this shift? How is their approach to forecasting evolving? Take this assessment to find out how your demand forecasting process stacks up against others. It’s also a handy resource to identify improvement areas for your team. It only takes a few minutes and you get instant feedback.

Searching for FBA Alternatives: Why More Amazon Sellers Are Taking a Hard Look at Seller Fulfilled Prime

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Any way you look at it, Amazon’s fulfillment arm, Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA), has an enormous warehousing footprint. It currently operates about 128 fulfillment centers in the U.S.

More Trending

All in the trucking family

Fleet Owner

Family-owned fleets, second-generation drivers and engineers share the secrets of their success

Retailers Need E-Commerce Partnerships to Secure International Commerce

Material Handling and Logistics

Successful leaders will require flexibility, digital champions and a willingness to test digital-first ways of growing retail sales globally.

Searching for FBA Alternatives: Why More Amazon Sellers Are Taking a Hard Look at Seller Fulfilled Prime

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Any way you look at it, Amazon’s fulfillment arm, Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA), has an enormous warehousing footprint. It currently operates about 128 fulfillment centers in the U.S.

How the Latest Government Shutdown Affects Today’s Transportation Professionals

Talking Logistics

Whenever a government shutdown happens, there are bound to be areas of disruption within our industry. As it currently stands, the December 2018 shutdown is only a partial closing.

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.

Planning truck safety for your fleet in 2019

Fleet Owner

Safety is too often portrayed only as preventing mistakes and responding to problems. Key to successful defensive actions, though, is planning and preparation

Tata Steel Makes Strides Towards an Autonomous Supply Chain Powered by Optimization Technology


Tata Steel is one of the world’s largest steel producers. In fact, it’s very likely that Tata Steel plays a role in your life today, by providing raw material for the car you drive, the house you live in and the roads you drive through.

Logistics strategy: 5 mistakes you may be making


Investing in the development of well-thought logistics processes is key to set your company apart from the others.

Limping to war

Logistics in War

Preparedness and its paradoxes. By David Beaumont. Over time we lost strategic agility. Our units became hollow. Our ability to operate away from the Australian support base degraded dangerously. Our capacity to generate, sustain and rotate forces eroded.

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.

Four pain-free tips for adding new fleet technology

Fleet Owner

Fleet technology is evolving faster than ever. To avoid being left in the dust, it’s important to implement new tools designed to help you succeed

Tips 158

The Top 2019 Logistics Trends Shippers Should Know


The state of the logistics industry is evolving. 2019 is shaping up to be a year in which warehouses and distribution centers continue the development and implementation of technology-based processes.

When Do Employers Have to File the EEO-1 Form?

Material Handling and Logistics

It’s a good idea to be ready for when the government shutdown ends

2019 is the Year for Blockchain in Supply Chain Management, but Will it Have Legs?

Logistics Viewpoints

Starting in September 2019, Walmart will require suppliers of fresh, leafy greens to implement real-time, traceability of products back to the farm by participating in the Food Trust Consortium. The Food Trust consortium, run by IBM, is focused on using Blockchain for Supply Chain technologies. The post 2019 is the Year for Blockchain in Supply Chain Management, but Will it Have Legs? appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Track and Trace blockchain IBM Walmart

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.

Strong economy pushes parts inventory to its limits

Fleet Owner

Companies making investments in inventory systems to maximize accuracy, employing set delivery routes that run multiple times a day, including late at night

Trucking & Freight Management Trends to Know in 2019


Freight management is crucial for companies around the globe. Effective freight management reduces delays for consumers, helps companies offer Amazonesque shipping benefits and much more. Shippers that wish to succeed in 2019 need to know the top trucking and freight management trends for 2019 and how they will affect shipping practices, global trade, last-mile , and even drivers.

Walmart to Hire Hundreds of Drivers Paying Almost $90K

Material Handling and Logistics

To qualify for these jobs drivers are required to have 30 months of experience over the past three years and a good safety record


Disrupting Legacy Distributor Models via the Correct Last-Mile Delivery Solution

Logistics Trends and Insights

We welcome and thank guest contributor, Dean Maciuba, Managing Partner with Last Mile Experts. The pressure on large companies to reduce cradle-to-grave, supply-chain/distribution costs is intense as competition across all enterprise categories is fierce. Whether it’s the impact of competing in a global economy or technology driven change, business must be focused on doing more with less if they choose to survive in the marketplace.

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.

Georgia lawmakers make fast U-turn after trying to restrict truck routes

Fleet Owner

State senators in Georgia withdrew legislation that would have banned trucks from state highways when not making a delivery just hours after introducing the bill. The bill from Democratic state senators Donzella James, Harold Jones, and Michael Rhett

Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season


It is that time of year again when we at Cerasis take a global view of what trends to expect in supply chain management throughout the remainder of the year.

World’s Top Green Businesses Revealed

Material Handling and Logistics

"Leadership on environmental issues, shown by a recent ranking of companies based on environmental policies, goes "hand in hand with being a successful and profitable business,” says CDP which curates the list.

[Video] How to Mitigate Additional Costs in Transportation

Talking Logistics

Matt Anderson, Director, Logistics-as-a-Service at BluJay Solutions , discusses how to mitigate additional costs in transportation. Podcast version (click to play): The post [Video] How to Mitigate Additional Costs in Transportation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Video 78

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.