Sat.Nov 10, 2018 - Fri.Nov 16, 2018

DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS: 10 Reasons to Consider a Dallas Fulfillment Center

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When the Wall Street Journal recently reported that Dallas was in late-stage talks with Amazon to become home to the company’s second U.S. headquarters, some people may have been surprised. By contrast, all of us at Amware were anything but.

Port of Oakland on track for another record year

DC Velocity

Cargo volume remains strong on the West Coast, but 2019 outlook is unclear, port officials say. Transportation

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LTL DIM Pricing: Why LTL Is Moving to Dimensional Based Pricing


The use of dimensional (DIM) pricing has an extensive history by the Big Three carriers. FedEx, UPS, and DHL all claim to have been the first to switch to DIM pricing in 2013, but all packages were swapped over into the DIM pricing model in 2015. The United States Parcel Service was among the last carriers to make the switch.

Different Freight Types, Different Risks and Rewards

Blue Grace Logistics

What are your peers saying about Supply Chain Network Design?

Companies want to maximize service levels, but they also want to cut costs. How do you find the optimum balance? That's what Supply Chain Network Design is all about. This report delves into the benefits of SCND as a process and what companies are looking for and struggling with when it comes to supportive technologies.

Christmas Deliveries: Free Shipping Wars


With the festive season fast approaching, retailers are making bold moves to lure in the shoppers. This year, deliveries are taking center stage and the biggest US retailers are offering unprecedented discounts which, in most cases, simply wave the shipping fees.

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[PODCAST] Why Supply Chain Executives are Paying More Attention to Transportation Management


Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!”

The 3 Things that Matter in Delivery Productivity

Logistics Viewpoints

For all who are familiar with the saying “There are 3 things that matter in realty: location, location, location”, there are also 3 “Ls” for delivery productivity: less, less and less. Time is the enemy of delivery productivity and the less loading, less unloading and less driving time spent, the more deliveries can be made. While much emphasis has been spent on minimizing drive times—and more will be covered here—there are tremendous opportunities to minimize […].

Trump’s China Cold War Yields Hard Look at Global Supply Chains

Material Handling and Logistics

"A new consensus is rising across America," VP Mike Pence declared. More business leaders are thinking beyond the next quarter, and thinking twice before diving into the Chinese market if it means turning over their intellectual property or abetting Beijing's oppression.".

Industry maintains strong economic outlook

DC Velocity

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

How High Driver Turnover in Less Than Truckload Carriers Impacts Shippers’ Freight Spend


Overall, truckload fleets have seen turnover rates jump to 98 percent, and while much of the focus of higher turnover rates revolves around full truckload, the guarded less-than-truckload fleets are starting to see a shift in turnover as well. Understanding industrywide turnover rates for trucking is essential to reducing freight spend for shippers. High driver turnover in full truckload can have a compounding effect of eliciting higher turnover rates in Less Than Truckload carriers.

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Trucker health: a growing crisis - part 2

Fleet Owner

Experts offer fresh ideas specifically for the unique nature of the job


Clorox Drives Value by Implementing Value Chain Segmentation

Logistics Viewpoints

The idea behind supply chain segmentation is that not all customers or consumers should be served with a one size fits all supply chain. Clorox has shown that implementing this strategy can drive great value. But it is not easy. The post Clorox Drives Value by Implementing Value Chain Segmentation appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Learning & Leadership Supply Chain Planning supply chain segmentation

Coming together for road safety: interview with Joshua Girard

DC Velocity

A private-sector group called "Together for Safer Roads" wants to keep global roads accident-free. Joshua Girard of AB InBev explains how the corporate world is pitching in to do this. Transportation

Think small when it comes to warehousing

Logistics Management

The fastest-growing trend in warehousing could be smaller and smaller facilities

Remote Monitoring of Refrigerate Containers

Material Handling and Logistics

ORBCOMM has launched the CT 3000 solution for remote monitoring and control of refrigerated containers travelling by land, rail or sea

Trucker health: a growing crisis - Part 1

Fleet Owner

Despite awareness and changes at truck stops, critics say industry leaders are not doing enough

BMW produces its millionth 3D-printed part

Automotive Logistics

BMW has produced its millionth 3D-printed part since starting to use the manufacturing technology, also known as additive manufacturing, a decade ago. It is one of 200,000 parts the OEM will 3D-print this year – a 42% increase on the number produced last year. .

UPS Freight and Teamsters come to terms on new labor deal

Logistics Management

A new labor agreement between UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload unit of UPS, and the Teamsters Union was reached over the weekend, with UPS Freight Teamsters members approving a new contract over the weekend

UPS Strike Averted

Material Handling and Logistics

The agreement covers approximately 11,600 workers at the company


New Loadstar LongRead: The Panama Canal

The LoadStar

Since it opened its enlarged locks, the Panama Canal has won back all its market share of Asia-US east coast container traffic.


Trucker health: a growing crisis

Fleet Owner

Despite awareness and changes at truck stops, critics say industry leaders are not doing enough

All U.S. West Coast Ports will bear the brunt of tariffs

Logistics Management

A potential U.S.-China China tit-for-tat over tariffs hasn’t dampened cargo volume growth at California’s third largest ocean cargo gateway so far. In fact, the Port of Oakland is on track for its third straight year of record container volume in 2018

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Technology to prove key to evolution of supply chains

Automotive Logistics

Retail Imports Remain Strong Ahead of Tariff Increase

Material Handling and Logistics

“Imports have usually dropped off significantly by this time of year but we’re still seeing numbers that could have set records in the past,” NRF vice president for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold said.

Opioids, marijuana complicate drug testing policies

Fleet Owner

As if dealing with marijuana and trucking isn’t complicated enough, the use of opioids by drivers is even more complex

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index falls but remains solid overall

Logistics Management

For September, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI reading was 4.58. This marks a drop-off from August’s 10.24 and July’s 14.04 (a 14-year high, as well as May and June at 11.4 and 11.18, respectively

Yang Ming still struggling, as it reports $30m Q3 loss despite improving market

The LoadStar

Taiwanese ocean carrier Yang Ming recorded a net loss of $30m in the third quarter. This leaves Hapag-Lloyd as the only vessel-sharing partner of THE Alliance in the black.

DHL Deploy Disaster Response Team to Indonesia

Airfreight Logistics

The world’s leading mail and logistics services provider Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) Group, recently deployed their Disaster Response Team (DRT) to provide logistics support during relief efforts in Indonesia after the recent earthquake and tsunami.

Oil analysis now can prevent problems later

Fleet Owner

You should run a regular oil analysis on any part of a machine that relies on lubrication, including the transmission, differential, hydraulics and idler wheels on tracked vehicles

Port of Rotterdam Authority Launch Blockchain Pilot

Logistics Manager

The Port of Rotterdam Authority recently announced they were working in conjunction with the Dutch Business Bank ABN AMRO and the logistics and IT arm of Samsung, Samsung SDS to launch a pilot based on blockchain technology.

Operators busy as air freight peak season gets a boost from booming e-commerce

The LoadStar

As the air freight peak gets underway, Dachser has announced it will be organising charter flights for the Frankfurt-Shanghai route, offering customers in central Europe and China weekly round-trips. “We We are expecting this year’s peak season to be another strong one for air freight.

Schaeffler and Michelin announce UK plant closures

Automotive Logistics

Automotive parts suppliers Schaeffler and Michelin have both announced they are scaling back their UK manufacturing operations – the former citing Brexit uncertainty as one of the reasons and the latter blaming the move on changing markets and cheap competition.

Peterbilt recognized as a top place to work for women

Fleet Owner

The company, located in Denton, Texas, to receive award today, November 13