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This Week in Logistics News (October 8-12, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group. Trimble Acquires Brazil-Based Veltec to Expand its Global Portfolio of Transportation Solutions. Freight trucking startup Shipwell gets a $10 million boost (TechCrunch). Trucking costs to halve by 2030, study predicts (LLoyd’s Loading List). Transplace Acquires Yusen Logistics’ Intermodal & Freight Brokerage Group.

TMS Delivers on NASSTRAC’s Five Common Sense Suggestions for Shippers

Supply Chain Collaborator

The hard-hitting new report from the National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) is titled, “ Logistics 2030: Navigating a Disruptive Decade, Year 1 – Freight Transportation ” and it is full of powerful conclusions about what shippers are facing in the coming decade as the pace of technological advancement and change continues to accelerate. It is no longer sufficient to manage transportation using best guesses.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

Implement supply chain actions, including with internal procurement teams, with suppliers and through broader collaboration, and develop measurable targets for these efforts. If you are a retailer that sells various types of goods, cross docking can use ‘consolidation’ which would take small shipments and compile them into one large transport. Think about how your warehouse might look in 2030.