2019

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7 Things Every Shipper Should Know About the “New” NAFTA

Now, That's Logistics

Here are the key changes that the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement could bring for importers and exporters.

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Warehouse Safety: 5 Steps You Need To Take

GlobalTranz

Warehouse businesses thrive where there is orderliness. They also do well when employees are safe. Unfortunately, accidents can happen in a matter of seconds leading to injuries and even fatalities. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there is an average of 16 fatalities yearly in the warehousing and storage industry and an injury.read More.

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Digital Technology for Warehouse Productivity

SIPMM Professional Publications

Digital businesses use technology to create new value in business models, customer experiences and the internal capabilities that support its core operations. The term includes both digital-only brands and traditional players that are transforming their businesses with digital technologies. Most digital businesses fit one or both of these points, they focus on creating value at […].

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Drop Shipping in Logistics: Business Model Pros and Cons

Bringg

Dropshipping has become an increasingly popular business model. But are the logistics of dropshipping right for your business? Here's what you need to know.

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Artificial Intelligence and the Transportation Industry

Artificial intelligence has quickly become a feature of everyday life: Using face ID to unlock a phone, communicating with online chatbots, and letting “smart” appliances help manage our homes are just a few of the ways that we interact with AI regularly. Forward-looking businesses are also using AI to transform their operations and gain a competitive edge.

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Economic forecast for trucking: Gloomy with a chance of recession

Fleet Owner

An economic storm is brewing over the trucking industry. Here’s what you need to know to weather it.

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Top 24 Warehouse KPIs You Must Be Tracking

Cyzerg

Warehouse management encompasses its own world of complex tasks, and that’s why today there are dozens of warehouse technologies designed specifically to make these tasks easier and more efficient. However, there is one aspect that, if ignored, can render all that implementation of technological advancement futile—performance measurement. Round-the-clock performance measurement is essential to achieving consistent and predictable productivity levels.

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Troubleshooting by Defining Standards

The Lean Thinker

Sometimes I see people chasing their tails when trying to troubleshoot a process. This usually (though not always) follows a complaint or rejection of some kind. A few years ago I posted Organize, Standardize, Stabilize, Optimize and talked in general terms about the sequence of thinking that gives reliable outcomes. This is a series of questions that, if asked and addressed in sequence, can help you troubleshoot a process.

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What is Predictive Analytics and How is it Used in Supply Chain Operations?

Kuebix

You may be familiar with the term predictive analytics – but have you ever stopped to ask yourself what it really means for your supply chain? Analytics help companies streamline process efficiencies and make sure important trends aren’t overlooked. Regardless of the industry your company is operating in, predictive analytics can help your company interpret […].

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Retail Doubling Adoption of AI

Material Handling and Logistics

As the capability matures, it opens up entirely new ways of doing business that can increase operational agility, improve the quality and speed of decision making, and enhance the customer experience.

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Scaling Logistics for Success: A White Claw Story

Speaker: Scott Campbell and Molly Feller

As the demand for your products skyrockets 🚀, you're likely experiencing logistical challenges that are preventing you from scaling your business. The sudden surge in demand can be exciting, but it can also put a strain on your supply chain and logistics operations. In this webinar, join Scott Campbell, Vice President, Logistics & Demand at Mark Anthony Services and Molly Feller, VP Logistics as a Service Operations at e2open, as they explore the challenges that arise when companies expe

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Can the ‘Smart’ Factory Revive U.S. Manufacturing Productivity?

Supply Chain Brain

A recent study touts the “smart” factory as a magic bullet that can solve any number of manufacturers’ problems, from low productivity growth to uncompetitive operations.

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A Look at Some of the Biggest Trends in Shipping and Logistics

Shipchain

Nowadays, evolving technology can dramatically change the way society functions. I can still remember my very first cellphone. The most high-tech things it could do were make phone calls and send text messages, all hand-crafted in T9 of course. Fast forward fifteen years and now my cellphone also doubles as my HD camera, portable music device, library, fitness tracker, and of course, my means to call and text.

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Top 30 U.S. Ports 2019: Trade tensions determine where cargo goes next

Logistics Management

Amid the constant change in trade agreements and protocols, logistics managers are faced with the daunting challenge of finding the right ports at the right moment. Analysts contend that the surge in imports to West Coast ocean cargo gateways may have been an aberration, as East and Gulf coast contenders are now grabbing market share.

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Transportation Trends: ELDs vs. AOBRDs – What’s the Difference? - PINC

PINC

As the final ELD deadline looms, all remaining carriers and drivers need to start transitioning from AOBRDs to ELDs before December 16th. With just a few months to go until the December deadline to switch from grandfathered automatic onboard recording devices (AOBRDs) to mandated electronic logging devices (ELDs), impacted carriers and drivers are rushing to … Continue reading "Transportation Trends: ELDs vs.

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Rethinking Direct Materials Sourcing: The Tools You Need To Manage Costs, Risks and Sustainability

Direct materials sourcing is evolving, with procurement now tasked not only with cost efficiency but managing sustainability and risk management. The environment is marked by heightened demand and expectations, compounded by challenges such as rising input prices, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical tensions. While some embrace cutting-edge tools like AI and blockchain for global trade functions, others lag in technology adoption.

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Where is Autonomous Fluid Service Support for the AV Truck Future?

Logistics Brief Submitted Articles

'Breaking News' from Stakeholders in the race toward our Autonomous Vehicle future are viewed in the News almost daily. Vehicle OEM's in collaboration with Technology Companies give insights on progress, one-upping each other, in the quest of the Driverless future.

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Truckers create convoys to give back

Fleet Owner

From raising money to help kids with cancer to supporting their own who have fallen on tough times, drivers find causes to rally around.

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Robotic Process Automation (RPA) for Digital Warehousing

SIPMM Professional Publications

Suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors should consider capitalizing on process automation. Robotics Process Automation or RPA are being introduced for warehouse modernization. RPA is a software technology that allows the business to automate low-level tasks in the future, as technology improves. Using robots and machine which imitate human actions in doing repetitive operational tasks previously completed […].

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Driver health and safety are linked

Truck News

At Healthy Trucker, we’ve been repeating the phrase, “A healthier driver is a safer driver,” since we set out to improve the health of the industry over six years ago.

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How to Create a Blueprint for Fleet Resilience

Speaker: Jeff Dickinson - President and CEO of Railgistixs Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Thought Leader

Despite the ongoing transformation of the supply chain and logistics landscape, the steadfast importance of carrier safety remains a core principle. From prioritizing preventative maintenance to optimizing fleet utilization, the fundamentals persist. If you’re overlooking and neglecting essential safety precautions today, this could result in expensive repairs and potential safety hazards in the future. 🚧 Join Jeff Dickinson for a conversation on how to mitigate risk, enforce compliance,

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Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

It’s time to start looking ahead again. Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. His observations include trends in first and last-mile logistics, and the increase in SMEs entering global markets. 2020 Supply Chain and Logistics Trends: What’s Around the Corner?

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The Top 3 Commodities Shipped By Truck in all 50 States

Kuebix

Have you ever been driving on the highway and wondered what kind of freight was on the truck beside you? Unless it’s a clearly defined Coca-Cola or retail branded truck, you probably have no clue. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the top ground freight commodity types shipped by truck in each of […]. The post The Top 3 Commodities Shipped By Truck in all 50 States appeared first on Kuebix.

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Dropshipping Is Helping to Meet eCommerce Demands

Material Handling and Logistics

A new study from the Center for Supply Chain Research at Lehigh University shows that retailers are expanding their virtual inventory without incurring additional carrying and fulfillment costs by utilizing dropship programs

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Intelligence…Sometimes Artificial

AIMMS

When it comes to intelligence in decision making, it’s our differences in experiences and attitudes that make our businesses evolve in a diverse manner. There are often many ways to solve a problem. The path we take can be an expression of our human creativity. This ingenuity is precisely why Artificial Intelligence alone is unlikely to help us break out and take supply chain decision making to the next level.

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Mastering Order Management: Backorders & Out-of-Stock Inventory

The unfortunate truth is that you will always have low stock and backorder issues with your supply chain. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared to handle them. This brief video explores some of the primary drivers of inventory issues – and how modern technology and best practices can mitigate these issues and ensure a superb customer experience.

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How Blockchain in the Supply Chain will Empower Supply Chain Management

Shipchain

What is Supply Chain? Supply chain is essentially the entire behind-the-scenes network that links a product from its point of origination to its final destination. Think from manufacturing to consumer, and every single step in between. Supply chains are often very complex as they encompass all vendors, warehouses, retailers, and so on that bring a product to life and then to a customer.

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State of Logistics in 2019: What’s next?

Logistics Management

Tight capacity, high rates, rapid e-commerce growth and a booming economy fueled an 11.45% rise in U.S. logistics costs over the course of 2018. However, new freight management innovations abound, and now nimbleness and efficiency are keys to good service as we roll through 2019.

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The value of a moment – logistics and the acceleration of war

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. Over the next month we’ll be publishing a number of popular posts on as broad a range of topics as possible. ‘Future advantage will lie with the side who can ‘own the time’ and best prepare the environment.’. – Lieutenant General R Burr, Chief of Army, Accelerated warfare , 08 Aug 18. What is the value of a moment? Thomas Kane – writing of the ‘quartermaster’s claim’ on war – notes this ‘value’ depends on the skill of commanders, the strength of forces

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How Industrial IoT Is Transforming Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Supply-chain inefficiencies are having a huge impact the world round. In the UK alone, they cost businesses at least US$1.9 billion annually in lost productivity.

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How to Conduct Workplace Incident Investigations to Create Safer Workplaces

This white paper provides a comprehensive overview of global workplace incident trends, focusing on the top three biases leading to such incidents. It also highlights the significance of CSA Z1005 as a risk management standard and outlines the ROI of thorough incident investigations, covering emergency response to post-incident interviews. Additionally, it introduces an Investigation Evidence Gathering Matrix.

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Increased cost of trucking could mean it’s time for a change

Fleet Owner

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) recently released the latest edition of its Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking. the report found that the average marginal cost per mile incurred by motor carriers in 2018 increased 7.

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Essential Considerations for Digital Transportation in Logistics Chain

SIPMM Professional Publications

Digital Transport refers to advanced applications designed to provide innovative services for different modes of transport and traffic management, enabling users to get better information, and making transport networks safer, more streamlined and smarter. In our view, it often refers to two application areas: Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), i.e. systems where ICT is applied in […].

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dnata Puts Propane Autogas F-750s Into Service at LAX

NGT News

dnata, a global air services provider, is now operating propane autogas vehicles at Los Angeles International Airport to support its in-flight catering operations. The company purchased eight Ford F-750 delivery trucks built with ROUSH CleanTech’s 6.8-liter V10 3V propane engine, which is certified to the optional near-zero nitrogen oxide (NOx) level of 0.02 g/bhp-hr. dnata’s […].