Sat.Sep 14, 2019 - Fri.Sep 20, 2019

Here’s What the Future Will Look Like Once the Industry Embraces Public Blockchain

Shipchain

You may have noticed a few prominent private blockchains popping up here and there. The problem with these private blockchains is, at their core, they are not truly decentralized. By joining a private chain, you do not get all of the benefits that blockchain promises.

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Sustainability In The Maritime Industry

Mazars Ledger Manufacturing and Distribution

Sustainability concerns are increasing, both in the United States and internationally, gradually rewriting the rules for business. In the past, […]. The post Sustainability In The Maritime Industry appeared first on The Ledger - Mazars USA.

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Know Your Tools – The Truckers Guide to Truck Engines

United World Transporation

Apart from your home, your truck is probably the single most expensive asset you will purchase. When you are buying such a big-ticket item, it’s always a good idea to have some knowledge. Finding the best diesel engine for a semi-truck and the best semi-truck to buy requires much research.

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What is Dry Van Shipping?

GoShip Blog

Whether you are shipping full truckload or less-than-truckload freight, chances are you are using dry van shipping. It is the most commonly used trailer type within the trucking industry as it allows to transport large amounts of goods and almost every type of commodity. What is a dry van trailer?

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.

The Number One Reason Why People Buy with Steve Elwell

The Logistics of Logistics

[01:17] What is the number one reason people buy? A study on a huge sample size discovered that 38% of the sale is attributable to the salesperson; their behavior, expertise, and ability to provide a solution. [02:09] 02:09] Talk a little about buying behavior before going further.

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FedEx – Despite the Lipstick Attempt, A Disappointing Earnings Report

Logistics Trends and Insights

Don’t Hoard Your TMS

Talking Logistics

A transportation management system (TMS) is an obvious tool for the logistics team, helping to move freight faster, more cost-effectively, and more easily from start to finish.

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What Truck Driver Shortage?

Logistics Viewpoints

The ATA, an association for truck carriers, has been reporting a truck driver shortage. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says this widely reported shortage does not exist. We as an industry have been too willing to accept the research of a self-interested body as credible. We should have known better.

Volvo’s first electric VNR ready for the road

Fleet Owner

VTNA plans regional rollout of its first Class 8 battery-electric vehicle over next two years. OEM will offer full service, including electric charging infrastructure

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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.

9 Steps to Create a Final Mile Program from Scratch

Cerasis

New technologies and services continue to reshape the landscape of logistics, and as explained by Retail Dive, such services range from disruptors within the industry to a renewed focus on developing a successful final mile program.

California Contractor Ban Could Drive Owner-Operators Out of the Industry

Material Handling and Logistics

Owner-operator truck drivers, along with other independent contractors, could end up leaving California altogether if a new law goes into effect, as expected

How E-Commerce is Changing Returns

Kuebix

The growing popularity of e-commerce has led to exponential growth in number of returns. While they have always been an integral part of shopping, online orders are significantly increasing their presence in the retail and e-commerce industries.

Six ways to build a safety culture within your fleet

Fleet Owner

There is no single fix to make your fleet safer, but a comprehensive approach can drive your company to safety

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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.

Don’t Wait to Start a Supply Chain Digitization Practice

Talking Logistics

Digitization is not the future of effective supply chain management; it is the present. Organizations that are slow-walking the adoption of a digitization initiative are risking their competitive advantage and leaving significant money on the table across every link in the supply chain.

[WHITE PAPER] A Guide to Optimize Final Mile

Cerasis

Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all new, exclusive, & educational resource “The Guide to Optimize Final Mile” white paper!

Start Recognizing Mental Health Issues at Your Workplace

Material Handling and Logistics

As September is World Suicide Prevention Month, here are some strategies to implement in the workplace to improve mental health

FMCSA hears concerns about proposed HOS changes

Fleet Owner

Industry stakeholders weigh in on HOS rule proposals during FMCSA listening session that draws support from drivers, concerns from safety advocates and worries about carrier coercion

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.

5 Reasons Why 5G Adds Value to Your Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

5G connectivity will shape tomorrow’s fulfillment operations - nullifying latency, extending the cloud's reach, enabling real-time inventory status updates, supporting real-time analytics and more. It will provide at least ten times faster data transfer compared to 4G cellular networks.

Sierra Club Calls for Transportation Emissions Target in N.Y.

NGT News

The Sierra Club has released a report calling for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., to set a statewide target to reduce on-road transportation emissions 55% by 2035 in order to meet New York’s long-term climate goals. This target is endorsed by statewide coalition Electrify NY.

NSC 2019: OSHA's Top 10 Violations for 2019

Material Handling and Logistics

OSHA's top 10 safety violations speak to workplace safety

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Can ELD data put the detention issue to rest?

Fleet Owner

Editor's note: This is a continuation of a story looking at the detenton time. Dan Murray, senior vice president of the American Transportation Research Institute, said it is very clear from the recent report on detention that there is not a strictl

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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.

Siloed Systems and Processes Remain Big Barriers to Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published last week, “Focus on Customer Experience: Research on Supply Chain Priorities and Investments.”

Reflections on East Timor by a logistics unit commander – twenty years on

Logistics in War

By Brigadier Michael Kehoe (Retd). In the two decades since the Australian deployment to East Timor as part of the International Force East Timor (INTERFET), much has been written about the operation predominantly from the national and military strategic perspectives.

Federal Agencies Settle with PDI over Emissions Defeat Devices

NGT News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice have announced a settlement with Performance Diesel Inc.

A pulse on freight signals U.S. economic contraction by year-end

Fleet Owner

The Cass Freight Index, a monthly measure of U.S. freight volume, declined for the ninth straight month in August; the figures blame tariffs for stalling trade

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.