Notes from ProcureCon Indirect West at the Wigwam in Phoenix Arizona

Supply Chain View from the Field

I also met with a firm that specializes in negotiating third party contracts with transportation providers, ACSPE. Had a great time today speaking at the ProcureCon conference in Phoenix today, and spent a good deal of time talking to a number of the different solutions providers in the vendor area. I was amazed at the speed and convenience of the technical solutions emerging in the procurement area, based on the discussions I had with the individuals present.

The $4,000 Transportation Question

Talking Logistics

Is it worth overnighting that item from China just to make it to the middle of the desert in Arizona for a photo shoot? The $4,000 Transportation Question. Which brings me to the title of this post, the $4,000 transportation question. My transportation team was asked to ship a large number of bulky visual displays via air freight so that they could be shipped to stores that were already finding ways to display product without those specific items.

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The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables. Even if you don’t grow or ship produce, your transportation performance and spend can still be directly impacted. Arizona.

6 Future Transportation Technologies That Will Change Transportation (and the Trucking Industry) Forever


Modern transportation is currently experiencing major changes thanks to transformative transportation technologies. Although we’ve become accustomed to long international flights, jam-packed public transportation and diesel trucks that only get 20 mpg, the future of transportation promises to change all of that and much more — and it’s closer than many people realize. The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018.

Transportation Innovation 2018


A lively discussion followed regarding how the technologies will affect the transportation and warehousing industries. Delivery robots are being used in Arizona, after a law was passed in May 2018 giving the bots similar rights as pedestrians have on sidewalks.

7 Trending Transportation Updates: March 2017

PLS Logistics

The Seattle-based company plans to launch a site that will enable sellers from China to use its services to transport their goods to international markets. Uber to Suspend Autonomous Tests After Arizona Accident. Transportation

Driverless Trucks: Heading Somewhere or Nowhere Quickly?

Talking Logistics

Those are two of the most common questions I hear about driverless trucks, or to use the term preferred by the Department of Transportation, autonomous vehicles, which includes both cars and trucks. “It’s What impact will driverless trucks have on transportation management systems?

Container yard planning: 5 steps to big profits

DELMIA Quintiq

Second, the yard – where all containers are stacked – is in between the waterside (where vessels arrive, get loaded and unloaded, and so on) and the landside of a terminal (where trucks and trains transport the containers farther in-land). Transport & Logistics

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AB&R® to exhibit at RFID in Aerospace and Defense


Phoenix, Arizona, December 10, 2018 – AB&R® (American Barcode and RFID Inc.), Asset Management Blog Company News Inventory Management RFID Transportation & Logisticsa nationwide provider of proven supply chain solutions, will be an exhibitor at the RFID in Aerospace and Defense Conference in Arlington, VA on December 12, 2018. The RFID in Aerospace and Defense event will provide information on the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.

This Week in Logistics News (November 14-18, 2016)

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of Arizona and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to study Peloton’s current and next-generation truck platooning technologies, advanced powertrain concepts from Cummins, automated steering controls from ZF TMW and new truck designs from Peterbilt.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


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The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019


Conferences exist for a variety of purposes and supply chain specialties, including cold chain storage, transportation management , omnichannel best practices , and much more. The post The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019 appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Road to Nowhere: The Dire Status of U.S. Infrastructure


The collapse of a major bridge on I-10 connecting California to Arizona served as a striking reminder that US infrastructure is failing and little is being done about it.

A Guide to Shipping Personal Items Overseas

I.C.E. Transport

If you’re moving overseas, you already have a ton on your mind—packing up your household, arranging transportation, maybe nailing down details about a job, or where you’ll live—and on and on.

A Guide to Personal Effects Shipping

I.C.E. Transport

If you’re moving overseas, you already have a ton on your mind—packing up your household, arranging transportation, maybe nailing down details about a job, or where you’ll live—and on and on.

Was That Flatbed Hauling a UFO to Area 51?

DAT Solutions

I was searching online today for the latest news about flatbed cargo, and I found this headline: " Flying Saucer UFO Transported on Flatbed Truck to Area 51? The big truck and its escorts were heading south on Arizona State Route 77, on Friday, March 4.

6 Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2019


Plus, thanks to our great employees, we were named as one of the Top Companies to Work for in Arizona for the fourth year in a row. It’s been a great year for AB&R®. In May, we became a member of the RAIN RFID alliance , and in June we became a GS1 US Solution Partner.

Guest Post: Western Growers—Moving at the Speed of Business with Strong Logistics Partners

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Since 1926, Western Growers has represented local and regional family farmers growing fresh produce in Arizona, California, and more recently, Colorado. Rather than allow transportation to be the Achilles heel of our industry, Western Growers teamed up with C.H.

Let the Qs Begin

Supply Chain Shaman

Supply Chain Improvement is based on the work that we completed with an Arizona State University Operations Research team to determine the Supply Chain Index. There are three reasons why: Vertical excellence—having the best manufacturing, procurement or transportation function—has not worked.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll


To address these problems the tiny state is taking on a $5 billion programme to try and overhaul the transportation network by 2025, a cost equivalent to nearly $5,000 per citizen. US News Best States for Transportation Rank. Arizona. #7. Arizona.

3 Logistics Technology Trends in 2016: Automation Leads the Way


From increased affordability and efficiency of the transportation management system (TMS) to the application of Bluetooth technology for superior tracking of product movements, 2016 will be the year in which technology becomes an integral, if not the exclusive, part of the shipping process.

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The Latest in TMS Brokerage Capabilities

Talking Logistics

From truer visibility to more flexible routing capabilities, modern transportation management systems (TMS) continue evolving to keep up with industry realities. He has more than 25 years of transportation management experience from both the sales and operations perspectives.

The Benefits of Evolved Vendor Managed Inventory Model Led by Web-Based VMI


Editor’s Note: Cerasis is a 3PL focused on transportation management. Distributors will inbound to a manufacturer the inventory needed and transportation management, especially inbound freight management, efficiency is paramount to an effective vendor managed inventory model.

Evolution of the Warehouse: How it Adapted to E-Commerce and New Technology Trends?


A white paper by the Arizona State University W.P. The Arizona State white paper details the “evolution of warehouse types” but there has been so much change in the warehouse industry that “revolution” might be the more appropriate word.

Omni-Channel Supply Chains Are Changing Everything You Ever Learned in School…

Supply Chain View from the Field

But the sales person tells you, “I can find you a small at the store in Phoenix Arizona, and will have them ship it to you free of charge…you should get it in two days.” Some of the issues impacted include manufacturing, catalog management, BI and analytics, pricing, order management, customer service, fulfillment and transportation, and many, many others.

Evolution of B2B Networks

Supply Chain Shaman

This can include demand sensing into Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP), Demand-Driven Materials Requirement Planning (DDMRP), the Internet of Things sensing, and the use of independent demand into transportation planning.

ScottsMiracle-Gro Improves Distribution System in Sustainability and Customer Service

Supply Chain Network

By consolidating the shipment of bagged fertilizer and growing media goods into regional on-site warehouses, the Company has been able to: • Maximize truckload space, reducing overall delivered mileage and transportation costs. Emerging Trends Environment Freight & Transportation News & Info Supply Chain Management green supply chain sustainability sustainable A new 100,000-sq. warehouse will be added to The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s operation in Lebanon, Conn.

Would Robot Drivers Check Facebook While Driving?

Talking Logistics

Yesterday, ABC News reported that the truck driver involved in a fatal crash in Arizona last May was looking at photos of scantily clad women on Facebook at the time of the crash. Transportation Management ABC News distracted driving Kevin Kelly robots self-driving trucks Seven Stages of Robot Replacement Wired magazine

Was Integrated Planning a Hoax?

Supply Chain Shaman

The Oracle solution is strong in demand and transportation, but weak in tactical supply and production planning. Hoax: An act intended to deceive or trick. Integrated Planning: Tight Coupling of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) to Supply Chain Planning (SCP). Was it intentional?

Takeaways from the 2018 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference


I just returned from the highly engaging and inspiring Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. This will call for partnerships with service providers, enabling the ‘Uberization of transportation’ and warehousing.

The Impact of the Coronavirus Crisis on Reverse Logistics

Enterra Insights

Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, writes, “The coronavirus has disrupted U.S. GoShare analysts suggest the following areas should be optimized: How returns are transported : “Online retailers will need to decide whether they control the shipping or rely on the customer to ship items back with a carrier of their choice. The result is increased inventory, transportation and warehousing costs, and ultimately reduced profitability.

Elementum Reports: The Most Transformative Supply Chain Technologies of the Year (So Far)


The global autonomous truck market is forecast to have fast growth through 2019 due to the enduring labor shortage faced by the transport industry. Although the trials have since been put on hold due to an accident, in March 2018 Uber began using its self-driving trucks to ship freight regularly in Arizona. At the start of 2018, we predicted the trends and technologies that would have the greatest impact on the global supply chain.

This Week in Logistics News (October 27-31, 2014)

Talking Logistics

It was a fair question because those publicly-available social media sites lack any supply chain and logistics context, so it’s difficult to see how companies can use them to better manage their transportation and warehousing operations, for example. Ralph and Me (right) as Blue Men.

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Do No Harm…

Supply Chain Shaman

In a similar vein, a major 3PL that I spoke to last week at Eye for Transport is considering discontinuing the traditional storage of spare parts and initiating a new service to do 3D printing of parts on demand.

3 Trends for successful digital supply chains


Here, I have compiled the important trends and findings from the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. Many companies are simply blind during the production process at the supplier’s site or the transport of goods to the plant. Production progress at the supplier and transports are monitored in real time. Key message from the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2019: The right technologies are one thing.