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What should you expect from your 3PL's WMS?

West Coast and California Logistics

It wasn’t that long ago that simply having a sophisticated warehouse management system (WMS) was a major selling point for third-party logistics (3PL) providers. Over time, however, this technology has become commonplace, with just about all 3PLs having their own WMS bells and whistles to advertise.

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Can We Attract 18-Year-Olds to a Logistics Career?

Kane is Able

At the recent CSCMP Conference in Anaheim, CA, the top challenge on most people’s minds was the difficulty in hiring qualified workers to a logistics career – across all job titles. No news there. We’ve been talking about this for years, and as an industry we’re making progress.

Best Practices to Keep Your Warehouse Clean


Warehouse cleaning can be an overwhelming task solely due to the size of modern-day warehouses. If not regularly maintained, warehouses can quickly become messy and unorganized, which can hamper the day-to-day workflow, which can increase hazards and operating costs.

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Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Predictive Analytics in the Supply Chain


The world of transportation and logistics management looks completely different than it did even 50 years ago. Gone are the days of pen and paper and jotting down haphazard notes when on the telephone with a carrier booking freight. Now, technology is now ruling supreme.

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.

How to Secure the Best Carrier Rates for Your Freight


It’s that time of year again. Shippers are bracing for the onslaught of holiday peak shopping and shipping season. As carrier rates increase in response to stronger-than-average demand on e-commerce and brick-and-mortar retailers, carrier freight rates will set new records.

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DOT Awards $900 Million Investment in Infrastructure

Material Handling and Logistics

The funding has been awarded to 55 projects in 35 states


Drivewyze now offers weigh station bypass service in Oregon

Fleet Owner

Truck fleets and operators using Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service will now receive bypasses at 10 locations in Oregon. The new Drivewyze sites are located in Woodburn (north and southbound), Booth Ranch (north and southbound), A

Driving Downhill – How to Stay Safe in One of the Most Dangerous Driving Conditions

United World Transporation

Driving downhill is one of the biggest tests when taking your CDL. Mountain passes, driving with a full and/or heavy load, and steep grades can be some of the biggest contributing factors to making driving downhill a stressful experience.

3PL Value Creation North America Summit Reflections

Logistics Management

Last year at this time industry analysts were saying that the third-party logistics (3PL) providers were confronting considerable challenges created by uncertainty. That situation may have only become more complex for 2020, experts now maintain

The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

5G Is Poised to Transform the Supply Chain


Limited 5G network deployments have begun in some markets in 2019, with widespread rollout expected to take place through the 2020s.

USPS FY 2019 earnings see further declines

Logistics Management

Operating revenue, at $71.1 billion, rose $514 million annually, and was paced by price increased and ongoing strength in its Shipping and Packages business. But it saw a loss of $3.4 billion, or $1.5 billion more than fiscal year 2018, and its net loss for the year, at $8.8 billion, was $4.9

Seven Steps to Supply Chain Autonomy

Logistics Viewpoints

The new competitive imperative is true supply chain autonomy – one that senses disruptions in real time and takes corrective actions with no human intervention. This concept might seem visionary, but it’s increasingly within reach. The important thing to remember is that full autonomy is a journey — and you’re probably already taking one of these seven steps that place your company on the path. The old supply chain mantra used to be “cheaper, faster, […].

AAR offers up comments on rate review proposals issued by the STB

Logistics Management

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.

Cheating doesn’t pay… anymore

Truck News

Cheating, in life and in business, shouldn’t pay. But for too long in trucking it has. There are signs, however, that this could be about to change. Those who abuse hours-of-service regulations are soon going to be forced to comply, … Regulations Transportation Newsletter

Common Challenges in Managing Global Logistics & How to Overcome Them


The post Common Challenges in Managing Global Logistics & How to Overcome Them appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Supply Chain Trends Value of a TMS Blog Posts

Deciding Against Investing in Route Planning Software is Costing You Money


The post Deciding Against Investing in Route Planning Software is Costing You Money appeared first on Paragon Routing. Operational Routing and Scheduling

United Fresh opens registration for 2020 Convention & Expo

Refrigerated Transporter

The United Fresh 2020 Convention Committee recently kicked off registration for the organization’s June 2020 show during a meeting in San Diego CA. The 2020 Convention & Expo is set for June 16-19 in San Diego. “We’re We’re excited to announce plans

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.

Seven Steps to Supply Chain Autonomy

247 Customs Broker

The new competitive imperative is true supply chain autonomy – one that senses disruptions in real time and takes corrective actions with no human intervention.… … The post Seven Steps to Supply Chain Autonomy appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

FDA to continue enforcement discretion of FSMA provisions for co-manufacturer facilities

Refrigerated Transporter

The US Food and Drug Administration says it will continue its enforcement discretion policy for compliance with certain FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) supply-chain program requirements applicable to receiving facilities that are co-manufact

Can We Attract 18-Year-Olds to a Logistics Career?

247 Customs Broker

At the recent CSCMP Conference in Anaheim, CA, the top challenge on most people’s minds was the difficulty in hiring qualified workers to a logistics… The post Can We Attract 18-Year-Olds to a Logistics Career? appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Optimizing DCs for a Changing Omnichannel Landscape

Supply Chain Brain

The past decade has seen a monumental shift in the requirements placed on distribution centers. As customers continue to trend toward online sales and demand faster delivery times, retailers and wholesalers are feeling the pressure

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.

Next Trucking expands drayage marketplace app – DC Velocity

247 Customs Broker

Transportation November 13, 2019 Smartphone platform matches drivers with loads, gives shippers freight visibility. By DC Velocity Staff Transportation tech startup Next Trucking Inc.

Schneider is on board with Trucker Tools ‘Book-it-Now’ offering

Logistics Management

Schneider is now on board with Trucking Tools’ Book-it-Now offering, a cloud-based software platform that fully automates the process of booking truckload shipments with carriers

FRA Proposal Calls for State Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Plans

247 Customs Broker

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] The Federal Railroad Administration has issued a proposed rule that would require states to… The post FRA Proposal Calls for State Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Plans appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Kit Spanfellner’s 2015 KW T680 — and return to Davidson Trucking

Overdrive Online

Video of the unit with its owner-operator, who runs leased to Bradner, Ohio, small fleet Davidson Trucking, pulling mostly dry van freight. That follows decades in heavy and oversize platform pulling for a variety of outfits, and back problems that for a time left him partially paralyzed one dramatic day, a story he tells in this video. Uncategorized 2015 kenworth T680 kit spanfellner that's a big 10-4 on D.C.

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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.