Thu.May 23, 2019

Sensors, ‘grey boxes’ and opportunities

Supply Chain and Logistics

Sam Whelan, Asia correspondent of the Loadstar has a short article about a vision DPWorld has for integrating data and logistics. He describes some innovative activities. In Yiwu, China DPWorld has an agreement for a project that allows customers to clear … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Supply Chains Big Data innovation Software standards technology trade transportation

Navigant: Highly automated CVs won’t top 1% until 2028

Fleet Owner

A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the state of the automated medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicle market, providing global market forecasts, segmented by vehicle class and region, through 2030. Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS

SAE International forms microbility data standards consortium

Supply Chain and Logistics

SAE is the former Society of Automotive Engineers, and has been a leader in standard setting for many years. There is clearly a need for standards around data for shared bike and scooter services, for instance. The main cooperators are … Continue reading → entrepreneurship Logistics Service Management Strategy computing innovation Software standards technology transportation

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Stay Metrics, Luma offering free Roadcheck inspection training

Fleet Owner

Stay Metrics, a provider of driver retention tools for motor carriers, recently teamed with Luma, a learning and instructional design company, to offer the transportation industry free training for the upcoming International Roadcheck 72-hour inspect

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 Four Cs: Choosing Between Shared and Dedicated Warehouse Services

West Coast and California Logistics

You’re ready to outsource your warehousing operations to a 3PL that has the expertise, technology, and capabilities to handle your unique business day in and day out. One of the first questions a 3PL will ask is if you are interested in dedicated or shared warehouse services.

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Customer Service in Logistics Needs a Shift in Focus

Kane is Able

Listen. React. Listen. React. Listen. React. These two words summarize the day of many customer service representatives (CSRs) across the world. Supply Chain Challenges Logistics Leadership 3PL Outsourcing Logistics Innovation Logistics Customer Service

Editor’s Pick: How Virtual Reality is Transforming the Trucking Industry

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This post from Kuebix’s blog highlights the use of virtual reality (VR) technology to train truck drivers. Virtual reality (VR) is.

Impacted by the Tariffs? It Might Be Time for a Network Re-Design


Recent tariff increases on over $200B of goods imported from China have been described as “catastrophic” by US companies with a significant Chinese supplier base. With so much trade uncertainty lingering, companies are taking actions now to mitigate the effect on their supply chains.

Regionalization: a Catalyst for Supply Chain Efficiency

Morai Logistics

In response to growing customer expectations, supply chains are looking at regionalization as a way to be more efficient. At the beginning of this year, Morai Logistics presented 4 supply chain and logistics trends to watch for 2019. Included in this list were the current capacity crunch, transportation regulation mandates and direct-to-consumer fulfillment that result from an increase in consumer expectations.

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.

April intermodal volumes see slight annual gain, reports IANA

Logistics Management

Total April volume, at 1,506,210, was up 0.2% annually. Trailers again saw the steepest decline, falling 13% to 102,349, following March’s 12.1% annual decline. Domestic containers, at 614.225, slipped 4


Competing in an Amazon World – Technology is the Key

Logistics Viewpoints

One of the most discussed topics in supply chain management today is the “Amazon Effect.” Clearly, the Amazon business model has affected many industries, including retail, manufacturing and distribution. Consumers now expect — and get — free next-day or second-day delivery on everything from electronics to shoes. To ask your customers to accept anything less in an Amazon world would be like telling your teenager that their iPhone is going away, but they are welcome […].

Supply Chain Collaboration Needs Blockchain. Here's Why.

Supply Chain Brain

The race to push I.T. applications to the cloud isn’t enough to improve collaboration within the supply chain

In Middle of Trade War, America’s Busiest Port Gets Ready for Robots

Material Handling and Logistics

“If you don’t have a competitive port, you don’t have volumes, you have nothing,” Wim Lagaay, CEO of APM Terminals North America said. Jobs will change, jobs will be created, jobs will be eliminated


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.

[WHITE PAPER] Improving Inbound Freight Management: How Data-Driven Processes Bring Efficiencies & Reduce Costs


Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! Shippers may work with countless vendors in today’s world, and in the age of e-commerce, it is possible for shippers to work vendors and suppliers from across the globe. Unfortunately, managing this complex vendor network and controlling More.

How Full Freight Visibility Can Help Improve Customer Service

Logistics Viewpoints

Freight visibility is a hot topic these days. Companies are under greater pressure to know where their freight is at all time. As customer expectations for fast and low-cost shipping continue to rise, globalization is increasing, and we see ongoing fluctuations in freight capacity it’s more important than ever for companies to know where shipments are at every stage. But what does visibility really mean when it comes to a successful transportation strategy? And, how […].

The 20 Best HVAC Tools For Field Service Techs


Time To Read: 3 minutes. If you’re entering the HVAC industry, you’ll want to make sure you are equipped with the proper tools for success, which range from the basic essentials to those that are nice to have, but not necessarily mandatory.

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Roman Army logistic

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

When we think about logistics everyone comes to mind companies like Amazon or the management of maritime transport. However, logistics is as old as humanity. And it has always existed.

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.

AAR and Class I members tell Congress to pass USMCA sooner than later

Logistics Management

While USMCA has still not been formally signed into law, it has the attention of the freight railroad sector, to be sure.

Workers in Logistics

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

Employees in a “C Discount” warehouse in France, december 2012. JEAN-PIERRE MULLER / AFP.

AAA Expects Record Number on the Roads This Memorial Day Weekend

Move Ahead

As the Memorial Day holiday is set to shift into high gear, drivers – including do-it-yourself movers – are encouraged to pack a little patience for the road. More than 37 million drivers are expected during the long holiday weekend, which starts today and continues through Monday – an increase of 3.5%

Toyota supply chain is the idol

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

With thinking in the case of our last class in logistics, I remembered the idol example in production process that we took in last semester “TOYOTA” TOYOTA is one of the largest automotive brands with a global footprint, Known for its innovative methods of production.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

Are you gambling on guesswork?

247 Customs Broker

Throughout the course of history, gambling has spawned more than its fair share of interesting tales and anecdotes. But many logistics businesses today are creating… The post Are you gambling on guesswork? appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Boeing in the next two decades.

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

The aircraft manufacturer Boeing estimates that in the next twenty years, the volume of air cargo around the world will grow above the fleet of aircraft that was dedicated to carrying this air cargo.

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Why natural gas is the future fuel of choice for UPS

247 Customs Broker

There are a few options when it comes to transitioning to a more sustainable power source for vehicles: electricity, hydrogen fuel cells, liquefied natural gas,… The post Why natural gas is the future fuel of choice for UPS appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

E-Commerce evolution

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

The e-commerce, electronic commerce, is gaining the game to physical stores and already accounted for about 20% of the volume of card sales in 2018, while in 2015 this fee was 11% of transactions. Concerning on the situation of consumption in the second semester affirms that the turnover of electronic commerce was close to 35,000 million in mid-2018, which multiplied by 7.5

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.