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By William Salter, CEO, Paragon Software Systems Advanced route planning boosts companies’ green trucking strategies without waiting for expensive new trucks, while saving money too. The trucking industry needs to raise its game when it comes to sustainability. Medium- and heavy-duty trucks produce 23% of all transportation emissions in the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2019 at One-Off Sound Off
By: Shannon Curtis, order pickers product manager, and Erica Moyer, pallet truck and stacker product manager, The Raymond Corporation; Shawn Turner, corporate warehouse product manager, Carolina Handling, LLC. According to a dairy industry case study, 55% of warehouse operating costs and 70% of operating time go toward order picking. The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2019 at One-Off Sound Off
By Ryan Birtwell, Chief Operating Officer, Lucas Systems Productivity dropped by 7.6 percent in the warehousing and storage industry last year, according to a news release issued May 23 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Digging deeper into the numbers shows that the government figures don’t paint an accurate picture... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2019 at One-Off Sound Off
By Matt Hendrix, senior director of fleet services, Fleet Advantage Over the last twelve to twenty-four months, it seems as though topics such as autonomous driving and ELD mandates have flooded the news headlines for the fleet transportation industry. And deservedly so, these are no doubt topical, important issues. However,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2019 at One-Off Sound Off
By Gilad David Maayan While there is no certain way to create a successful last-mile delivery strategy, this article proposes creating a strategy that meets specific consumer needs. By following a blueprint designed to balance consumer needs with the resources of the company, you can create standard procedures that can... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2019 at One-Off Sound Off
By Don Connolly, Manager, Floor Cleaning Equipment & Commercial Products, Nitco Spring has officially sprung, and with the changing of the seasons comes an annual tradition—spring cleaning. Most people associate this chore with home improvements, but this is a wonderful opportunity to take a look at cleaning and reworking your... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2019 at One-Off Sound Off
By Guy Courtin, Vice President, Industry & Solution Strategy, Retail and Fashion, Infor The past few years have had their fair share of global disruptions and unexpected events – for example, the US presidential elections in 2016, the “gilets jaune” protests in France, and of course the vote by the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2019 at One-Off Sound Off
By Dawn Felker, Senior Sales Engineer, DJ Products Inc. At a typical distribution or manufacturing center, shunting trailers from one spot to another takes up a significant amount of time and labor during the work day. In fact, this activity can account for a substantial portion of a yard’s operating... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2019 at One-Off Sound Off
By Andrew Edwards, Process Assistant, Paris is burning. The protests, known collectively as the “Yellow Vest Movement,” are in response to the new fuel tax in France that has caused gas prices to surge. The protests have now even begun to spill over into other European countries that also... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2019 at One-Off Sound Off
By Derrick Mashaney, Director of Product Development, Fairbanks Scales One of the main challenges of truck weighing is keeping track of and properly utilizing scale data. There are numerous reasons to keep track of all the data stored by scales used in weighing on a daily basis, such as for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2019 at One-Off Sound Off
By Jason Craig – Director, Government Affairs, C.H. Robinson Whenever a government shutdown happens, there are bound to be areas of disruption within our industry. As it currently stands, the December 2018 shutdown is only a partial closing. Yet, issues are already apparent—including some significant problems that cannot be resolved... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2019 at One-Off Sound Off
By Carolyn Nowaske, Senior Account Executive, iDashboards Logistics is all about efficiency. In order to make sure your business is firing on all cylinders, you need to track and understand huge amounts of data. And it doesn’t stop there; you need the right tools to turn that data into actionable... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2019 at One-Off Sound Off
By Robert Gilbreath, Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Partnerships, ShipStation. Internet Retailer predicts U.S. shoppers will spend $119.99 billion online during the 2018 holiday shopping season. This is a dramatic 15.5 percent increase over last year. Consumer confidence is at its highest point in 18 years, meaning spending... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2018 at One-Off Sound Off
By Inbal Axelrod, co-founder and CMO, MyRouteOnline Thanks to the globalization brought about by connectivity and other technologies, it’s become easier than ever to ship products from one end of the world to the other. This doesn’t mean that there aren’t challenges to overcome when it comes to international or... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2018 at One-Off Sound Off
By Chicago Tag & Label There’s more to organization than alphabetical order, especially when it comes to logistics. A well-maintained supply chain requires a complex system to ensure that components, assets and products are where they’re supposed to be. Unfortunately, anything so complicated includes numerous opportunities for mistakes. Managers and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2018 at One-Off Sound Off
By Cherie Shepard, Director of Packaging, Material Handling & Food Processing, Direct Recruiters Inc. Dependent upon your perspective, the concept of artificial intelligence (AI) invokes one of two opinions: One, eventually the machines will rule the world. Or two, you appreciate the benefits of modern technology. But either way, one... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2018 at One-Off Sound Off
By Harold Vanasse, Senior Director of Marketing, Motive Power Americas for EnerSys Historically, selecting the right battery and charger combination for a lift truck fleet was accomplished by hand. That is, it was done by manual formulas and quick back-of-the-envelope estimates. While those practices were prone to errors, they were... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2018 at One-Off Sound Off
By Matt Simonsen, Director of Offer Management, Infor Retail There is little more rewarding than the feeling of finding the perfect gift for that special someone while holiday shopping – and this season, retailers are looking to not only capture that moment, but help to create it. Aspects such as... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2018 at One-Off Sound Off
By Ryan Roessler, Convoy Plastic Pallets Product Manager, ORBIS Corporation Fortune 500 companies such as Toyota, Kraft Heinz and Procter & Gamble are making headlines with goals to eliminate waste from their operations in the near future. Because sustainability is a growing public discussion, consumers are more aware of how... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2018 at One-Off Sound Off
By John Garrett, Service Manager, PeakLogix As smart e-commerce methodology proliferates the industry, many organizations are turning to automation upgrades to advance their operations. While it's easy to become hyper-focused on the presale side of integrating automation – getting the drawings right, refining the equipment specifications, negotiating pricing and timing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at One-Off Sound Off
By Avery Phillips Your supply chain is only as good as each moving piece. If one link in the chain is broken, your company could lose thousands of dollars in revenue quickly before the bleeding stops. Budget constraints are often the cause and also the solution to supply chain deficits.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2018 at One-Off Sound Off
By Harold Vanasse, Senior Director of Marketing, Motive Power Americas for EnerSys Don’t look now, but the move from Internal Combustion (IC) lift trucks to electric lift trucks continues for the material handling industry. Maybe you’ve heard promising reports about facilities switching from IC to battery-powered machines and saving money.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2018 at One-Off Sound Off
By Justine Clark, Transportation & Logistics Marketing Manager, Europe, Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions Today, the most visible impact of e-commerce has been the need for efficient delivery of more packages in increasingly varied shapes, sizes and weights. This trend has been one of the key drivers behind the industry’s... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at One-Off Sound Off
By Will Salter, CEO, Paragon Software Systems What if the villain of the ELD Mandate story turned out to be a hero? Like Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, ELDs may well be demonized unfairly. Sure, the zero-tolerance enforcement of drivers’ Hours of Service limitations is widely... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2018 at One-Off Sound Off
By Eric Weisbrot, chief marketing officer, JW Surety Bonds Starting a new business is exciting for many, as it lays the groundwork for creating opportunities that are not readily available in the normal nine-to-five grind. That excitement extends to those wishing to start a business in the transportation and logistics... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2018 at One-Off Sound Off