Fri.Jan 12, 2018

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

Talking Logistics

What can I do if I have writer’s block? Well, I could turn to an AI-powered robot to my write my post for me (see Wired article, “ What News-Writing Bots Mean for the Future of Journalism ”).

C3's Top 5 Must-Reads on Supply Chain Visibility

C3 Solutions

We have recently released a series of articles and a white paper related to Supply Chain Visibility and how it can lead to responsive and agile operations. Due to their popularity, we thought we would gather them in a single post and share them once more with our audience. C3 Solutions yard management solution Dock Scheduling Solution logistics supply chain visibility

The Kickoff of NRF 2018 and the Future of Retail

Supply Chain Matters

The National Retail Federation’s Annual Conference, NRF 2018, kicks-off this weekend and runs until Tuesday. Unlike last year, this year’s gathering should provide a far more optimistic perspective regarding the future of retail from a merchandising, online technology, and supply chain capability perspective.

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Five Hidden Skills that Military Veterans Bring to Logistics

Material Handling & Logistics

Use your company’s military veterans and their five-hidden skill sets to make your company logistically successful. Towards the end of World War II, one of the greatest challenges the Allies faced was the bitter attack in December 1944 in what became known as the Battle of the Bulge.

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

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The Battle for Air Cargo Space

Supply Chain Nation

Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: how expectations for rapid delivery are driving competition in the air cargo space; the growing driver shortage in the trucking industry; how in-store mobility could help boost retail sales; the startup business behind reducing food waste; and how the Internet of Things (IoT) will impact the supply chain. The battle for air cargo space.

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Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winners for Nov. 14, 2017 Contest

Supply Chain Digest

Alicia Russell of San Jose and Jeff Joyce of Corbion Take Home the Prize with Great Captions

Pilot vacation issues: Putting the spotlight on planning technology


If you’ve ever travelled in Europe, odds are you’re familiar with Ryanair. The Ireland-based low cost carrier is ubiquitous with inexpensive flights connecting key locations across the region.

Supply Chain Year 2017 in Numbers and Charts

Supply Chain Digest

From Economic Growth to Freight Volumes and Rates to What Happened in ecommerce, We Have It All

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

Cars Drive India’s Manufacturing Growth


India grew its automotive industry to the 6th largest in the world through manufacturing strategy and investments by Ford, Toyota, Honda and others

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Who’s Moving Freight in the Next Generation?

3PL Insights

In the upcoming years, the face of transportation and truck drivers will have transformed. But drivers aren’t getting any younger, and new drivers aren’t getting behind the wheel. It’s becoming harder and harder to recruit young drivers.

WEBINAR: “It Can Do That Too?” – The Top 5 ‘Blow Your Mind’ Features of Tailwind Transportation Software


30-Minute Online Webinar. Wednesday, January 24 – 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern. More than your average TMS… While you may know that Tailwind is an all-in-one web-based TMS, do you know the five KEY features that blow users’ minds ?