Tag: Transportation

The 4 Forces Transforming Logistics, Supply Chain and Transportation Today

Transportation

Few industries or business functions are experiencing as much disruption as logistics, supply chain and transportation. Whether your products rely on ground, rail or sea to reach end-customers, today’s levels of disruption are unprecedented. Industry providers and those managing their own transport needs now must rethink everything from warehouse locations to logistics technologies to fleet and carrier strategies. Read the full article…

Turning to Robots to Speed Up Shipping

robots in the warehouse

In the days before Amazon, remote purchasing meant sending away for goods listed in mail order catalogs and waiting months for delivery. It was likely customers would have forgotten all about their orders by the time the purchases arrived. Times have changed and now the shape of eCommmerce has changed and so has the speed. Read the full article…

Investing in the Right Transportation Management System

transportation management

The demand for transportation management systems (TMS) is on the rise. A basic solution manages truck and carrier dispatch, fleet maintenance, driver records, billing and driver pay, and DOT compliance, while additionally streamlining operations by optimizing carrier routes, managing customer activity, and reporting analytics. Read the full article…

Indiana Department of Transportation 2015 Investment Exceeded $1 Billion

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announced today that the agency’s 2015 construction season resulted in an investment of more than $1 billion in State and Local road, bridge, trail, and traffic safety projects. The mix of federal and state transportation funding along with funds from Governor Mike Pence’s Major Moves 2020 program allowed INDOT to invest aggressively in major projects to improve traffic flow and reduce travel time, and increase preservation work to enhance the condition of existing pavement and bridges. In addition to INDOT’s construction program, the State allocated more than $220 million to cities, towns, and counties across the Hoosier state to support local transportation projects. Read the full article…

The Big Chill: 10 Trends in Cold Chain Logistics

Cold chain operators / a cold chain 3PL operates in a warehouse designed for cold chain logistics.

With its capital-intensive equipment, strict temperature requirements, and energy dependence, the cold chain has always been a demanding logistics segment. Now the sector is grappling with additional challenges—from increases in the sensitivity, quality standards, and volume of many of its goods, to continually mounting regulations. Read the full article…