Since 2014, the shipping industry has suffered numerous setbacks. Rebounding freight volumes and the proximity of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate are set to change the industry in 2017, reports Sean Kilcarr of FleetOwner. Unlike the all-time highs of 2014, 2017 will reveal an industry on the cusp of restoring order and LTL rates to acceptable, reasonable levels.
The manufacturing industry of a country is directly proportional to its gross domestic product (GDP). In the U.S., every dollar spent on manufacturing adds $1.32 to the economy, and the industry supports more than 17 million workers, reports the Deloitte University Press. Meanwhile, the U.S. manufacturing industry faces a serious crisis, the skills gap. More than 3.
Editor’s Note: This is a blog from our friend Augie Grasis who shows us how big data can work to our advantage with dynamic freight pricing.
One of the big buzzwords in many industries is “Big Data.
An article published in the Wall Street Journal on September 1st claims that the number of unfilled manufacturing jobs is the highest it’s been in 15 years. Why? Apparently, many workers no longer possess the skills to perform today’s manufacturing jobs.
Editor’s Note: This is a special guest blog from our friend Jake Tully where he fills us in on the 4 essential things all truck drivers need to do to prepare for the Holiday Season.
Editor’s Note: This is a guest blog by Our friend Mark Lerner with Bringg where he discusses Omnichannel and Supply Chain with Chuck Intrieri.
There are very few people out there whose experience in a particular industry spans both sides of a shifted paradigm. It’s people like this that can give us deep insights into how our industry has changed and where it might be going from here.
In manufacturing and logistics, the driver shortage has been one of the most intriguing and evolving topics to follow. However, manufacturing faces another shortage, the shortage on the plant floor. According to Polytron, the manufacturing skills gap is estimated to grow to 3.5 million unfilled manufacturing jobs in the next 10 years, up from previous estimates of 2 million vacancies.
The manufacturing skills gap, which we first defined here, is a real threat to the future of the U.S. economy. More skilled workers are retiring than ever before, up to 10,000 baby boomers daily. As a result, the manufacturing industry will face a shortage of nearly 3.5 million jobs within the next few years explains Deloitte, and the problem will only get worse from there.
Cerasis put on a 75-minute webinar entitled, The “Major Factors to Consider for Efficient LTL Shipping” Webinar on October 5th, at 10:00 AM CST. We had a great turnout with over 170 logistics managers, supply chain officers, and those in the transportation world registering and attending the webinar.
Editor’s Note: This is a blog from out friends at C3 Solutions where they recap the top 4 must-read blogs in the technology and modern supply chain sector.
1 – Technology Reshaping the Modern Supply Chain – WHITE PAPER
It’s no secret that tech innovations have become key to the evolution of business processes.