Driverless Truck Platooning: Is There Enough ROI?

Talking Logistics

As reported by Heavy Duty Trucking last week, “Daimler Trucks North America has decided to pass on platooning and focus instead on advancing its position in vehicle automation.” Above the Fold Transportation Management Daimler Trucks North America driverless trucks truck platooning

'Not Welcome Here': Amazon Faces Growing Resistance to Its Second Home

Supply Chain Brain

That proposition has united an ideologically diverse group of dissenters to Amazon’s grand HQ2 competition, ranging from rightwing organizations linked to the Koch brothers to the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). High-Tech/Electronics Business Strategy Alignment Global Supply Chain Management Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News E-Commerce/Omni-Channel Consumer Packaged Goods Retail North America

April 12 2018 Edition of Thsi Week in Supply Chain Tech

Supply Chain Matters

The technology provider provides a SaaS based freight matching marketplace across North America, connecting carriers with freight brokers to tender shipments.

U.S. Is No Longer One of the Top 10 Most Innovative Countries

Supply Chain Brain

High-Tech/Electronics Home Page Latest News Home Page Slider News North America Asia PacificThe U.S. dropped out of the top 10 in the 2018 Bloomberg Innovation Index for the first time in the six years the gauge has been compiled. South Korea and Sweden retained their No. 1 and No. 2 rankings. The index scores countries using seven criteria, including research and development spending and concentration of high-tech public companies. The U.S.

What You Need to Know About Electronic Vehicle Efficiency in Fleets

GTG Technology Group

What You Need to Know About Electronic Vehicle Efficiency in Fleets. The idea of using electronic vehicles in their fleets because of the potential for reduced maintenance and fuel costs attracts many fleet owners. Arguments Against Electronic Vehicles. Arguments in Support of Electronic Vehicles. The post What You Need to Know About Electronic Vehicle Efficiency in Fleets appeared first on GTG Technology Group.

Dissecting the Headwinds and Tailwinds of Digital Transformation

Supply Chain Shaman

for the more advanced economies in Europe and the North America. For the global multi-national, Powering global growth in China and India is tougher, and with less intellectual property risk, than driving a digital transformation in North America and Europe.

Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

Talking Logistics

He was most recently at SAP where he was the solution principal focusing on SAP’s transportation, warehouse and event management offerings in North America and previously directed industry marketing for the company’s transportation and logistics business unit.

Podcast: Best Buy’s CSCO on How to Pull Off a Successful Supply Chain Transformation

EFT

They were able to take it back from the brink and transform it into a thriving force in consumer electronics! Primary Event: The 20th Annual Logistics CIO Forum: North America Précis: Priyanka talks to Rob Bass, CSCO of Best Buy on how to totally transform a supply chain Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Supply Chain Logistics CEO Focus CSCO Focus Logistics Region: North America Article Type: Executive Insights Publish as a report

Robots in Logistics: What Will Humans Do?

Talking Logistics

The fastest-growing industries included food and consumer goods (48 percent), plastics and rubber (37 percent), life sciences (31 percent), and electronics (22 percent).

How United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) Will Impact North American Cross-Border Shipments

Transportfolio

Mexico, and Canada released text to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on September 30, 2018. Electronic document submissions will be treated equally with paper documents (Section 7.7.2.b The U.S.,

Evergreen Garden Care Chooses BluJay’s MessageBroker for Fully Managed Enterprise Integration as a Service (IaaS) Solution

BluJay Solutions

It is the leading garden care company outside North America, famous for brands of garden products such as Miracle-Gro, Weedol, and Roundup. As Evergreen Garden Care executed this restructuring of its global business outside North America, it required its own integration platform in order to enable it to communicate and collaborate with its partners reliably, efficiently, and with sufficient scalability to meet future growth.

Freightera in Trucks.com Article about Expected Fast Adoption of Digital Freight Brokerage Solutions

Freightera

The installation of telematics devices in trucks has jumped exponentially and will cover nearly half the trucks in operation in North America by 2025. In an era of smartphones, smart cities and smart mobility, the North American trucking industry is headed toward its “smart” future.

The 7 Trends Shaping The Future of the Logistics Industry

Cerasis

In America today, 76% of the teenagers are on social media, 78% carry a cell phone, and 93% can access a computer at home. In the past, the logistics industry’s growth was driven by Asia to Europe and Asia to North America exports. He enjoys everything mechanical and electronic, computers, the internet and spending time with family. In today’s society, technology has been changing at an unprecedented pace.

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What Freight Brokers Should Expect in 2015

Cerasis

Companies have shifted manufacturing outside of North America , and shipping has been consolidated to large, central import locations. With some consumer goods, like clothing and electronics, this quick turnaround time is becoming more important by the day.

The Importance of Securing B2B Networks with Augmented Identity and Information Security Management

Supply Chain Matters

Additionally, with the increased use of in-vehicle electronic sensors and operational management devices, auto makers have the opportunity to remotely monitor vehicle operational data.

The New NAFTA: What’s Changed? What’s the Impact?

Talking Logistics

It has been responsible for a lot of progress, from the mostly manual labor 25 years ago to a great deal of automation and high-tech electronics today.”. The financial adjusts are just part of how we do business together in North America. Renegotiating the almost 25-year-old NAFTA trade agreement has been a priority of the current U.S.

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What's in Store for the Battery Supply Chain?

Elementum

Smart solutions in consumer electronics and automotive prompted a whole new need for portable energy storage solutions, promising billions in return. The collaboration of the two companies in North America is expected to significantly boost battery production.

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How United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) Will Impact North American Cross-Border Shipments

Transportfolio

Mexico, and Canada released text to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on September 30, 2018. Electronic document submissions will be treated equally with paper documents (Section 7.7.2.b The U.S.,

Is Mexico the World's Next Manufacturing Hub?

Elementum

Deloitte has also highlighted the country as a major manufacturer of electronics parts , machinery, and appliances, among others. Meanwhile, Chinese electronics manufacturer Hisense is investing in Mexico via a $30M expansion of its Rosarito factory.

Real-time Capacity Matching: Making Brokers More Efficient

Talking Logistics

Visibility Enables Faster Procure-to-Pay and Order-to-Cash processes : for example, you can leverage Electronic Proof of Delivery (ePOD) and geofencing to initiate invoicing and payment process. . million in-cab devices connected to its network, and 80 of the Top 100 brokers in North America were using its solution.

Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard: Preparing for July 2016 SOLAS Shipper Mandates

Talking Logistics

Electronic data and connectivity, in these cases, will ease the burden on carriers and their customers when the new certification requirements kick in. Prior to GT Nexus, Michelle was Vice President of North America for Inttra and Vice President of Sales and Business Information Systems for Maritime Direct in New York City.

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Benchmark and Bid Your Carrier Rates

Talking Logistics

Electronic on-board recorders will be mandated for use in December of 2017. John Miernicki leads CLX Logistics Bids & Benchmarks service division through North America and brings progressive experience implementing, operating and analyzing distribution networks to the company. In today’s highly competitive marketplace, understanding how your company’s procurement strategy and results compare with industry peers is critical.

Navigating Ongoing International Transportation Capacity Challenges

Talking Logistics

Similar to what’s happening in North America when it comes to long-haul domestic capacity, which has been affected by driver shortages and the new electronic logging devices (ELD) regulations, strong imports and exports combined with heavy port congestion and an inadequate supply of trained drivers is causing this market to tighten up. International transportation is dealing with ongoing challenges of tighter capacity.

Ivalua Selected by State of Maryland to Power ‘eMaryland Marketplace Advantage’ e-procurement system

ivalua

eMaryland Marketplace Advantage is a technologically advanced electronic procurement system designed to make state procurement and business processes more efficient, transparent, secure, and user friendly for all stakeholders.

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

Apple: Electronics Makers Risk Being Nudged out by Automakers. About a quarter of global cobalt demand comes from companies that make smartphones and other electronic devices. The famously idealistic Silicon Valley company has pledged to source all of its cobalt in North America. In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply. Ten years later, that number has more than doubled.

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources

Elementum

Apple: Electronics Makers Risk Being Nudged out by Automakers. About a quarter of global cobalt demand comes from companies that make smartphones and other electronic devices. The famously idealistic Silicon Valley company has pledged to source all of its cobalt in North America.

Logistics Trends Part 2

BluJay Solutions

Even higher value producers, such as consumer electronics companies, have adopted sea freight strategies, although air cargo uplift is often employed to meet the global demands of new product releases. Not only are intra-Asian movements much cheaper than those to either Europe or North America but also the global forwarders have far less strength in this segment than they do in Asia-Europe or Asia-US trades. First Trend: Yield Dilution.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

Asia, South Africa, Australia/NZ, North America and South America are all largely containerized. Sea-Docs is the first electronic Bill of Lading Registry pilot (albeit for oil cargo). In 2014, the shipping ports of America received $1.73

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

Content Summary: New Electronic Vehicle Export Process Debuts at Port Everglades. The electronic validation program made its debut at Port Everglades in Florida to exporters needing to ship used vehicles from South Florida to destinations throughout the Caribbean, Central America and beyond.

This Week in Logistics News (August 17-21, 2015)

Talking Logistics

OHL specializes in the sectors of apparel, electronics, healthcare, food and beverage, and consumer packaged goods. I didn’t do it. I came back from vacation on Monday to find almost 1,000 emails in my inbox.

This Week in Logistics News (September 14-18, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Final rule for electronic logging devices is pushed back to end of October (Logistics Management). Lots of supply chain and logistics news this week, so let’s go straight to it… Transplace Acquires M33 Integrated.

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

Talking Logistics

This follows the company’s acquisition of 3PD this past July, another provider of heavy goods, last-mile logistics in North America. Yesterday morning, I stood at my kitchen window and watched leaves fall from the trees.

Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018

Talking Logistics

pharmaceuticals, electronics), and to prevent counterfeiting. “In I spend the bulk of my time these days reviewing young technology companies primarily in North America, Europe, and Latin America,” said Dan. “I “Consumers are the disruptive force today, not technology.”.

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

oil sector, has created pretty thin capacity margins, especially in the Central North part of the country. A recent directive from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), called the ELD (Electronic Logging Device) will soon mandate the use of electronic logging devices across the industry. An ELD is an electronic logbook that records, among other data, a driver's Record of Duty Status (RODS) and driver Hours of Service (HOS).

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Intermodal Appeal Grows as Truckload Capacity Tightens

DAT Solutions

Some believe the mandate is a watershed event for the intermodal segment, as electronic logs add to transit times for trucks, making intermodal even more competitive on long hauls. He currently edits the Intermodal Association of North America’s Insights magazine.