The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015


The 3PL Summit is North America’s largest and most high-level gathering of logistics executives and their manufacturer and retailer supply chain counterparts. Download the Brochure. FTR Transportation Conference 2015 Indianapolis, Indiana; September 15-17. Early bird registration is already open for 2015’s FTR Transportation Conference, which dubs itself “The Premier Forecasting Event of the Year.”

Kewill Transport TMS Gets Cozy with Trucking Industry Titans

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One of the things that sets Kewill Transport apart in the transportation management system [TMS] space is its built-in carrier network – the largest in the United States with 16,000+ carriers and growing. That includes most of the biggest carriers in North America. Earlier this year Transport Topics released its annual ranking of the Top 100 For-Hire Carriers in the United States and Canada. Blog TMS Transport Management Transport Management Software


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Business intelligence critical for logistics firms as IT investment environment improves


Transport and logistics companies are investing into four key areas above all others: Business intelligence; transportation management; warehouse management; and supply chain visibility. These results are taken from the free-to-download State of Logistics Technology 2019 report , which surveyed more than 500 professionals. Transportation management goes hand in hand with the push towards increased visibility. Download the full report here. .

Top Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Trends to Watch for in 2019


In reality, this is similar to what a third-party logistics provider does, and it is the same capabilities that exist within a transportation management system, such as the Cerasis Rater. Download WhitePaper. According to see CCJ , trucks North America has expanded the availability of the Detroit connect analytics to new truck models, which will allow more shippers to leverage information gained through IoT-enabled sensors and logs.

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Transplace’s Q2 2020 Logistics Market Quarterly Update


Supply chain, transportation, and logistics professionals can use the quarterly reports to streamline their operations and prepare for what’s ahead in the second half of 2020. For more details, download Transplace’s Logistics Market Quarterly Update and Outlook Report.

This Week in Logistics News (April 20-24, 2015)

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February 2015 North American Freight Numbers. AWS revenues grew 49 percent in Q1 2015 compared to Q1 2014, while the rest of its North America business grew 22 percent. For related commentary, see Drones – The Birth of a New Transportation Mode. FORTE’s expertise in conveyor systems, case and piece picking, and sortation solutions, particularly in the e-commerce and multichannel retail segment, will strengthen Swisslog’s offering in North America.

Good Safety is Good Business at the LogiChem 2015 Conference

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The capacity crunch in North America has led to rising transportation costs, while new tank car regulations will bring significant challenges in the years to come. I would highly recommend that you download and read the white paper New Ideas to Strengthen the Chemical Supply Chain. Logistics Special Events Supply Chain Technology Transportation Market Chemical Industry Chemical Transportation LogiChem Risk Management

IoT and AI expected to be most disruptive technologies for logistics in 2020


Logistics leaders believe that the Internet of Things (IoT) will be the technology that will have the greatest effect on their industry in the next 12 to 18 months according to a survey of more than 500 industry professionals from eft’s new State of Logistics Technology 2019 report , which is free to download now. AI is also seen as the most transformative technology for the logistics and transportation sector over the coming half decade, much more so than IoT.

Building Resilience in Supply Chains

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Global supply chains and transport networks form the backbone of the global economy, fuelling trade, consumption and economic growth. The World Economic Forum’s Supply Chain Risk Initiative first started exploring systemic risks and vulnerabilities to global supply chains and transport networks in 2011. However, the top risk concerns in Europe, North America and Asia in 2012 showed little change from the previous year apart from a sharp rise in concern about extreme weather.

IoT and AI expected to be most disruptive technologies for logistics in 2020


Logistics leaders believe that the Internet of Things (IoT) will be the technology that will have the greatest effect on their industry in the next 12 to 18 months according to a survey of more than 500 industry professionals from eft’s new State of Logistics Technology 2019 report , which is free to download now. AI is also seen as the most transformative technology for the logistics and transportation sector over the coming half decade, much more so than IoT.

Retail Distribution Center Automation: 6 Factors to Consider

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Download for later. 7] As warehousing requirements have increased , the most desirable lands just outside city cores that are close to transport arteries have been snapped up. This article is part of our Retail Program.

Freight Audit: 10 Freight Invoice Considerations Impacting Spend

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It can include the full scale of transportation modes utilized by any shipper. Download the White Paper. Advanced analytics in transportation are paramount to a healthy supply chain that measures throughput and mitigates risk.

LSPs and Freight Forwarders optimistic on market recovery

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Amidst the ongoing doom and gloom of commentary on the macro-economy, logistics service providers and freight forwarders are optimistic that the economy overall will continue to grow, and provide opportunities for expansion in 2013, according to a recent survey by Transport Intelligence (Ti) and Kewill. Click here to download the survey results. Download Kewill’s White Paper: Fighting Back Against Rising Fuel Costs.

Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

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While civil unrest could slow down production or shipments in a foreign country, natural disasters can accomplish just as much shipping disruption in North America. While the Greenfield optimization approach doesn’t consider aspects like building capacities, inbound costs, transportation, or sourcing policies, it does offer a smart recommendation for the optimal amount and placement of your distribution centers.

This Week in Logistics News (February 18-22, 2013)

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Con-way Truckload and Con-way Multimodal Join Forces to Launch New Intermodal Service for North America. CombineNet and Transplace Extend Partnership in Delivering Advanced Transportation Procurement Solution to North America. The Navisphere customer app can be downloaded for free at the Apple App Store on iTunes , Google Play and Amazon Marketplace.

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Logistics Services Providers Shift Investment Focus Outside BRIC Markets

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In particular China and India, with annual economic growth rates many multiples ahead of North America and Europe. They have good transport and trade links not only with the BRIC countries, but with North America and the EU. Source: The Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index , sponsored by Agility and compiled by Transport Intelligence (Ti), the leading provider of expert research and analysis to the global logistics industry.


23 logistics professionals share the #1 way to reduce logistics costs

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trillion on logistics and transportation services in the United States in 2018, an increase of 11.4% billion, while transportation costs increased by 10.4% transportation network and other logistics challenges. Synchronization and timing of transports are also essential.

Shippers Caused the Truck Driver Shortage


40 percent of butter is sold in November and December and needs to be transported in refrigerated trucks. Land O’Lakes has implemented a real-time transportation visibility solution from FourKites. Drivers can download an app, accept a load, and then have the shipment tracked via their smartphone. “We Land O’Lakes would like to work with the Department of Transportation in Minnesota and Uber to begin testing certain lanes.

4 Use Cases of the IoT in Retail: Operations Transformed for Greater Efficiency and Profitability


Download The Evolution of Intelligent Buildings in Retail by Navigant Research White Paper Here. Entouch was founded in Richardson, TX in 2008 and serves customers and channel partners across North America to enable smarter buildings and smarter business models for reduced risk and increased profits across the entire facilities enterprise. The Internet of Things (IoT) is all around us. Your smartphone tracks your daily activities.

TIA adds VPs to enhance membership and government affairs

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The Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) has appointed three new vice presidents to enhance its new membership and government affairs efforts. TIA is North America's leading association for freight brokers and 3PLs, with more than 1,700 members. Mantione previously served as the Director of Membership and Region Development for the Design-Build Institute of America. He, too, serves as staff liaison on several transportation policy committees.

26 warehouse pros reveal the most important factors to consider when moving to an automated warehouse

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Leibman is a partner at the law firm McCarter & English , where he focuses on the supply chain management, transportation and logistical needs of manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, distributors, carriers and third-party logistics providers. Charlie Wilgus is the General Manager of the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Executive Search Division at Lucas Group , North America’s premier executive search firm. Supply chain: How would this flow down through transportation?

28 supply chain professionals share the biggest challenges of supply chain management

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University of North Texas. Charlie Wilgus @Lucas_Group Charlie Wilgus is the General Manager of the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Executive Search Division at Lucas , North America’s premier executive search firm. As if this wasn’t enough, transportation costs are rising and forcing companies to constantly adjust and optimize. And because transportation costs are easily one of our bigger expenses, we’re always looking for ways we can do things more efficiently.

Unilever Gains Visibility & Control Over the Most Unpredictable Spend Category


Unilever’s relationship with JAGGAER goes all the way back to 1998 with what was then Unilever’s Transportation Business Center (TBC) in North America. In the transportation and logistics category there are infinite variables and unpredictable circumstances.

Three High-impact Areas and Easy Wins in Grocery Retail Supply Chains

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Getting batch sizes right can also be tricky – large batch sizes generally require more shelf space and can increase the size of the back-room inventory as well as your average inventory levels but on the other hand, reduce store shelf replenishment and transportation costs. RELEX has worked with grocers across Europe and North America and we’ve collected much of what we’ve learned into an e-book. It’s free to download if you’d like to find out more.

New online insight hub revealed to increase intelligence resources for supply chain decision makers


Historically, we’ve done this through free to download whitepapers and reports but have increasingly looked to webinars where key decision makers and influential stakeholders can share best practice in their industry directly with the market between events as well. .

Lull Case Study: Order Fulfillment that Doesn’t Keep You Up at Night


Since working with FLEXE, Lull has been able to invest in and grow their product line, save on transportation costs, and reallocate resources to marketing and product development—a continual improvement cycle designed to grow their business. Now, with inventory strategically placed throughout North America, they reach the majority (88%) of their customers with two-day delivery and have reduced overall delivery times from 3.5

Logistics Technology and Startup Roundup: Q1 2016


DOWNLOAD THE FULL STUDY HERE Logistics Technology Updates. Amazon leased 20 Boeing 767s for North America fulfillment in an effort to reduce shipping costs, which hit $8.7 Amazon also made the headlines when its Chinese subsidiary registered as a licensed ocean transportation intermediary. Logistics Technology Updates: Q1 2016. Brought to you by Freightos , the Internet marketplace of the trillion dollar international freight industry.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

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“The logistics industry is one of the biggest industries that will profit most from the digital revolution in 2019…” From quicker deliveries to more sustainable ways of transportation, harmonizing big data and automation efforts will ensure exponential growth in the industry. This de-risks and de-stresses the supply chain and reduces costs for the transport operator and their customer.

The History of the Semi Truck

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Aside from electricity, it could be argued the no greater 19th century invention shaped shipping in the United States of America more than the semi truck. In 1914 there were over 100,000 trucks on America’s roads. Congestion on the railroads highlighted the need for alternative modes of transportation to move cargo. By the start of 20’s there were over a million trucks on America’s roadways. million trucks, which transported 71% of all US goods. Normal. false.