Industry maintains strong economic outlook

DC Velocity

Logistics and transportation professionals optimistic about the U.S. economy, revenues and profitability, company survey shows. Strategy

Construction spending maintains year-over-year gains through October

Fleet Owner

Construction spending edged lower in October from September levels but increased from the October 2017 total, according to an analysis of new Census data by the Associated General Contractors of America. However, investment in public infrastructure p

Manufacturing maintains momentum in February, says ISM

Logistics Management

In its Manufacturing Report on Business, the ISM noted that the PMI, the report’s key metric, came in at 60.8 in February (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth). This topped January’s 59.1 reading by 1.7%, and it represents the 18th consecutive month of PMI growth

Fleet Maintenance: How to Maintain Your Fleet’s Efficiency and Minimize Downtime

Cerasis

Twitter The post Fleet Maintenance: How to Maintain Your Fleet’s Efficiency and Minimize Downtime appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Commercial trucks lead a taxing existence. Whatever the job demands, there’s no respite — it’s back to the road.

The Best Ways to Maintain your Apparel Business’ Client Relationships

Apparel Logistics

Here at The Apparel Logistics Group, we pride ourselves in building and maintaining client relationships. When it comes to third-party logistics (3PL), having a great relationship between the 3PL company and the client is essential to the success of both. In the end, it comes down to having clear communication. Understand the Ins and Outs of Each Other's Businesses.

Conversions will maintain LATAM Cargo capacity after sale of freighters

The LoadStar

The post Conversions will maintain LATAM Cargo capacity after sale of freighters appeared first on The Loadstar. LATAM has sold its last two B777 freighters to Atlas Air, but their departure will not leave a gap. The ACMI provider will deploy them through its Southern Air subsidiary for DHL.

Manufacturing maintains momentum in February, says ISM

247 Customs Broker

The post Manufacturing maintains momentum in February, says ISM appeared first on 247 Customs Broker. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported today that manufacturing activity had another strong month in February. In its Manufacturing Report on Business, the ISM noted that the PMI, the report’s key metric, came in at 60.8 in February (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth). This topped January’s 59.1

Delta Cargo introduces cold-chain containers for pharma shipments

DC Velocity

Units maintain constant temperatures for trans-Atlantic routes. Transportation

21st Century Sales Skills

The Logistics of Logistics

In addition to being a certified Master practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, she offers the Type Coach online assessment, with a focus on personality as it relates to the process of generating leads, closing and maintaining sales accounts.

Just Do It

The Logistics of Logistics

In addition to being a certified Master practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, she offers the Type Coach online assessment, with a focus on personality as it relates to the process of generating leads, closing and maintaining sales accounts.

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Effective Techniques for Inventory Stock Control

SIPMM Professional Publications

Maintaining safety stock is an essential part of capturing opportunistic sales, retaining business and making customers satisfied. This article highlights five key techniques for effective inventory stock control of an organisation.

Digital Ship Announces The Maritime CIO Forum Rotterdam With A Special Focus On The Digital Supply Chain And Logistics Market

The Logistics of Logistics

It is widely anticipated that blockchain is the key to transforming the maritime industry by reducing the complexity of maritime transactions and maintaining security. PRESS RELEASE 15.06.2017. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Digitalisation is re-shaping the world and creating increased opportunity for development and innovation.

Upskill says smart glass software now supports document views

DC Velocity

Mixed reality platform built on Microsoft Hololens product enables hands-free reading of PDF files while maintaining equipment. Technology

Supply Chain Management:One Place for all Types of Business.

Infosys Supply Chain Management

In todays Contract Management world Organizations are looking to have one system which can maintain contracts for both Buy side business and Sell side business, a single repository which meets all business and compliance requirements relevant to the Contract. About Us. Contact Us. Newsroom Investors Careers. Infosys Labs. Industries. Industries. Aerospace and Defense. Airlines. Automotive. Communication Services. Consumer Packaged Goods. Education. Energy. Financial Services. Healthcare.

Diagnostic solution for packaging systems

DC Velocity

Schneider Packaging Equipment has introduced Intelligent Illumination, an end-of-line packaging system designed to change the way operators maintain their machines.

Don’t leave technicians out of fuel efficiency equation

Fleet Owner

There is strong evidence that properly maintained trucks will enjoy improved fuel economy

How Yusen Logistics’ European Control Tower can revitalise your healthcare operation

Insight Into Action

However, maintaining control of your logistics can be difficult to manage - especially as your supply chain grows bringing additional stakeholders, procedures, routes and end destinations to an already complex and intricate process.

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WMS and eCommerce: How to Use Supply Chain Technology to a Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

The application of supply chain technology is essential to maintaining a competitive advantage in the height of eCommerce growth. Challenges of Maintaining Competitive Advantage in Today’s World Maintaining a competitive advantage in the world of eCommerce can be almost impossible.

Making the Case for Comprehensive Aftermarket Services

Material Handling and Logistics

Maintaining a forklift fleet shouldn’t be a juggling act, but without the right balance of equipment uptime, output, safety, and maintenance, that’s exactly what it can turn into

About those driver qualification files

Fleet Owner

The way you maintain those files can be an advantage if you are ever singled out for a compliance audit

All or nothing attitude discourages adoption

Fleet Owner

Advocating change with an all-or-nothing approach likely inhibits discussion with fleets that have to work through the real-world challenges and still stay in business and maintain profitability

How Mexico Supply Chain is Affected by U.S. Driver Shortage

Carter Logistics

It is almost impossible for an individual supply chain to maintain the route consistency needed to prevent driver turnover and also have the flexibility required for varying freight amounts and frequencies. Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics.

Armstrong & Associates’ executive says 3PLs face moment of truth: Part I

Logistics Management

Supply chain activities specifically related to transportation have seen dramatic changes in the last five years driven by end user experience and the technologies available to support, maintains Ravi Dosanjh Executive Armstrong & Associates’ (A&A) Vice President – International Advisory

Transpacific Stabilization Agreement carriers announce September 1 rate hike

3PL Wire

Citing higher costs associated with equipment, inland transport, and other cargo handling services, carriers see higher baseline rates heading into 2015 as essential to maintaining adequate service levels. Member container shipping companies in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement have announced an across the board general rate increase (GRI) of $600 per FEU to all destinations.

Deprecation of non-secure HTTP connections

Bringg

Bringg has historically supported non-secure HTTP connections in order to maintain backward compatibility. To ensure customer security, we will be deprecating all non-secure HTTP connections. Starting August 10th, 2018 , only secure (HTTPS) connections will be able to access both the Web Dashboard and Bringg API endpoints

Deprecation of non-secure HTTP connections

Bringg

Bringg has historically supported non-secure HTTP connections in order to maintain backward compatibility. To ensure customer security, we will be deprecating all non-secure HTTP connections. Starting August 10th, 2018 , only secure (HTTPS) connections will be able to access both the Web Dashboard and Bringg API endpoints. Technical

Convoy to launch new program for real-time market prices

Fleet Owner

According to the company, the program will help reduce spot and short-notice shipments and ultimately maintain predictaConvoy announced the launch of Dynamic Backup, a new program that gives shippers real-time market prices for their backup freight.

Log-hub as one of the best Warehousing Startups

Log-hub

Log-hub enables a seamless transaction to maintain the highest flexibility – by being aware of the requirements of all business partners. As a part of their Logistics of the Future series, Transmetrics took a look at the world’s best-looking logistics startups today.

Steps for Manufacturing Shippers to Adjust to Market Growth

Logistics Viewpoints

It’s important to effectively adapting to changing market conditions in order to maintain […]. October 5th was National Manufacturing Day. This yearly celebration of modern manufacturing strives to address common misperceptions about the industry and give manufacturers a day to showcase what they do and examine some of the most important aspects of their world. But taking time to focus on what’s going on in the world of manufacturing is more than just a fun celebration.

Digitized ocean cargo industry at “tipping point”?

Logistics Management

INTTRA maintains that the ocean cargo industry has moved beyond the “digitization tipping point,” and is on the verge of advancing from innovation to action

Best practices for evaluating solar panels on trailers

Fleet Owner

The main function of the solar panel is to maintain the trailer batteries at a higher average state of charge versus just charging with the tractor or refrigeration unit alternator

The Hackett Group cites another example of “digital transformation”

Logistics Management

A new research paper released by The Hackett Group maintains that “world-class” procurement organizations now operate at 21 percent lower labor costs than peers and have 29 percent fewer staff

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

Transporeon

Taking carrier feedback and the current tight capacity market into consideration, the Transporeon Group recommends that shippers should plan to launch a formal RFP as soon as possible in order to secure the capacity needed to maintain customer service levels in the coming year.

SSA extends its marine terminal lease at The Port of Oakland, voicing confidence in gateway’s vision

Logistics Management

In a move signaling the long-term confidence of the Port of Oakland’s strategic plan, SSA Terminals has signed an agreement to maintain its operaions there well past the current lease expiring in 2027

Infographic | Shipping Lithium Batteries

The Logistics Academy

When shipping lithium batteries , which are classified as Dangerous Goods, maintaining compliance can be tricky. This infographic provides an overview of the regulations governing the movement of these increasingly common energy cells. Source: LabelMaster.

Benefits of Working with a Yard Management Provider

Carter Logistics

A solid provider will manage the day-to-day flow of inbound and outbound products and maintain proper levels of staff and equipment at all times. Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. Benefits of Working with a Yard Management Provider.

Trucks Platoon Across North Carolina Turnpike

Material Handling and Logistics

seconds, maintaining a closer distance than what is typical for on-highway tractors The “platoon” consisted of three trained, professional truck drivers in Volvo VNL tractors, each pulling double 28-foot trailers, going 62 mph while keeping a time gap of 1.5

Federal government transport policy needed for West Coast ports, say executive directors

Logistics Management

In statements made at the recent “Ports & Terminals” luncheon in Oakland, two prominent port executives maintain that continued government support for maritime industry clean air efforts and infrastructure development remains a priority

Food Distribution Logistics: Finding a 3PL Who Has What It Takes

West Coast and California Logistics

After all, you’re relying on the 3PL’s ability to maintain food quality throughout the distribution cycle and to keep your company compliant with FDA and other requirements. Handing all or part of your food distribution operation over to a third-party logistics (3PL) provider may seem like a leap of faith.

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The Cloud-based WMS: An Inevitable Business Decision

Logistics Viewpoints

Leveraging a cloud-based WMS achieves this on a new level A cloud-based WMS eliminates the need to maintain infrastructure, allowing your IT department to focus on further enabling your business. The ultimate goal of implementing any warehouse management system (WMS) is an increase in operational efficiency, accuracy, and productivity.

34th Annual Salary Survey: Salary growth slows, tasks soar

Logistics Management

While our survey respondents aren’t griping about the workload, they maintain that new challenges require more resources As companies continue to search for the next generation of logistics management talent, the existing workforce is being asked to deliver more than ever before.

7 Tips for Improving CSA Scores

Fleet Owner

It helps maintain a constant commitment to creating a safe operation CSA Scores are public, which means that carriers with better scores are often preferred by customers. Having good CSA scores also means fewer DOT audits and roadside inspections.

4 Ways to Create an Efficient Transportation Budget in 2019

Carter Logistics

To succeed at maintaining lean practices, many companies need to combine lean inventory practices with economies of scale to better meet transportation budgets. Blog Topics. The Shared Milkrun Mexico & Border Logistics. 4 Ways to Create an Efficient Transportation Budget in 2019.