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TMS users achieve an average freight savings of 7.5 percent thanks to increased usage of preferred carriers, better procurement negotiations, and use of lower-cost mode selections, and now the cloud is making it easier than ever for midsized businesses to reap the benefits.
In the past two years Dorner has acquired Geppert-Band, a German-based manufacturer of belt and modular belt conveyors; FlexMove, a Malaysia-based manufacturer of flexible chain conveyors; and opened an office in Ontario, Canada. The acquisition of Sautem better positions Dorner to continue growing its presence in Mexico and Latin America. (May 25, 2017)
Heddles, Chairman and CEO of Tiffin Metal Products, Inc. and former member of the MHI Roundtable and Board of Governors, passed away in January. He also served on the Board of Directors of MHEFI, most recently as its Last Retiring President.
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As the digitization of freight forwarding is widely viewed as an ongoing process, a report issued this week by Freightos, a SaaS-enabled logistics technology provider focused on instant freight quotes for freight forwarders and shippers, highlights how the ongoing road towards digitization and will change customer service differentiation. (May 25, 2017)
Last week’s news that Uber has officially become a player in the truckload brokerage space, with the introduction of its Uber Freight app, created a ripple effect of sorts. (May 25, 2017)
Any organization that is focused on sustainability in its supply chain knows that protecting the workforce is a key pillar of that practice, injuries and deaths are already tragic on their own, but they can also have a lasting impact on business. (May 24, 2017)
Over the past several months, workers at Tesla became increasingly aware of the potential safety hazards at the company’s flagship vehicle plant in Fremont, California, and in April, workers first requested copies of the OSHA Form 300, the log of work-related injuries and illnesses that companies are required by law to make available to their employees. (May 24, 2017)
Be proactive - and significantly reduce global supply chain risks, discover the 4 steps to building a global supply chain risk management platform in a white paper from Avetta. (May 24, 2017)
A new report obtained by "CBS This Morning" shows the number of recordable injuries in 2015 at Tesla's factory in Fremont, California, was 31 percent higher than the industry average, and the rate of serious injuries was about double the industry rate. (May 24, 2017)
A new report from supply chain consultancy Armstrong & Associates stated that 90% of Domestic Fortune 500 companies rely on third-party logistics (3PL) providers for outsourced logistics and supply chain services. (May 24, 2017)
This third in a series of posts that investigates some of the S&OP myths and mistruths and takes a look at one of the hot buttons in the industry; real-time response planning... S&OP the right solution to manage your real-time respond planning needs? (May 24, 2017)