How the Rapid Growth of Ecommerce Is Driving Changes in Logistics and Transportation Management

Strategy Driven

But, the desire for instant gratification is also forcing logistics and transportation businesses to provide delivery options that are faster, more cost-effective, and convenient as well as offer increased flexibility to the customer. How is Ecommerce Transforming Logistics and Transportation Management? Transportation Needs Are More Complex. With customers expecting free shipping and membership schemes that guarantee same day delivery, transportation costs have increased.

Technology Is Changing Transportation, and Cities Should Adapt

Harvard Business

Research has shown , for example, that the more people use shared private transportation like ride-hailing apps, the more likely they are to also use public transit. This approach has merit, given how difficult it is to predict the behaviors of traditional transport businesses, advanced mobility services, and city residents. Cities can also explore opportunities to improve transportation access and ensure that all of their inhabitants benefit from advances in mobility.

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Facility Manager, Bombardier Transportation – Engie services inc – Plattsburgh, NY

HR Digest

Facility Manager, Bombardier Transportation - Engie services inc - Plattsburgh, NY. The post Facility Manager, Bombardier Transportation – Engie services inc – Plattsburgh, NY appeared first on The HR Digest. HR Jobs. Develop, guide, direct, motivate and manage the performance of all direct reports in line with our HR Program to assist in the realization of their potential. From Indeed - Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:56:47 GMT - View all Plattsburgh, NY jobs.

Facility Manager, Bombardier Transportation Plattsburgh – Engie Services – Plattsburgh, NY

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Facility Manager, Bombardier Transportation Plattsburgh - Engie Services - Plattsburgh, NY. The post Facility Manager, Bombardier Transportation Plattsburgh – Engie Services – Plattsburgh, NY appeared first on The HR Digest. HR Jobs. Develop, guide, direct, motivate and manage the performance of all direct reports in line with our HR Program to assist in the realization of their potential.

Facility Manager, Bombardier Transportation Plattsburgh – ENGIE – Plattsburgh, NY

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Facility Manager, Bombardier Transportation Plattsburgh - ENGIE - Plattsburgh, NY. The post Facility Manager, Bombardier Transportation Plattsburgh – ENGIE – Plattsburgh, NY appeared first on The HR Digest. HR Jobs. Develop, guide, direct, motivate and manage the performance of all direct reports in line with our HR Program to assist in the realization of their potential. From Engie - Wed, 30 Jan 2019 18:39:53 GMT - View all Plattsburgh, NY jobs.

Megabus: Innovation in Bus Transportation

Ron Edmondson

There is a fairly new player in the transportation industry that I knew nothing about until recently. I bus transportation is still popular traveling from big city to big city, but I see far less of them on the roads these days. Over the years, as airline competition made prices more reasonable, bus transportation seems to have become less popular. I love innovation and change, so I find this company encouraging in numerous ways. It’s called Megabus. Have you seen them?

How to Protect Your Transportation Business

Strategy Driven

Running a transportation business presents unique challenges that are not faced by other industries. By its very nature, a transportation business rarely has all of its inventory in one place. Managing a fleet of vehicles and ensuring that goods are transported safely and within the designated timescales presents an extra set of issues to manage. Many issues that are faced by transportation companies are a result of external factors that are beyond the company’s control.

What Should Transportation Systems Look Like in Tomorrow’s Cities ? - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DELOITTE

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Executive Vision – Leading in an Interconnected World: Transportation

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven effective executives, efficient employees Home About The StrategyDriven Organization Our Company Our Contributors Karen K. Juliano Howard T. Dickens Jr. Lucas D. Ives Sharon Drew Morgen Hank Moore Jamie P.

Automation Isn’t About to Make Truckers Obsolete

Harvard Business

Labor Technology Transportation Digital ArticleThree reasons not to panic.

America’s Transportation Infrastructure Needs Entrepreneurs

Harvard Business Review

Sensors, smartphones, tablets, wireless networks, and Big Data are starting to transform transportation and infrastructure. The appropriately-named Bridj is a Boston-based transportation start-up that provides “pop-up” express bus service based on demand. Economics & Society Entrepreneurship TransportationPhoto by Andrew Nguyen. But not fast enough.

How Tesla Sets Itself Apart

Harvard Business

Competitive strategy Technology Transportation Digital ArticleIt’s ushering in the age of the software car.

Tesla’s Strong Brand Gives It Unusual Expansion Potential

Harvard Business

Marketing Transportation Digital ArticleIts move into car insurance could be just the beginning.

How Boeing Should Have Responded to the 737 Max Safety Crisis

Harvard Business

Crisis management Leadership Transportation Digital ArticleThe company missed a crucial leadership task.

Truck Driving Tips: Safety Rules for a Long Haul

Strategy Driven

It is vital that you know your responsibility as a carrier to safely and securely transport dangerous goods. Tactical Execution business management Freight strategydriven transportationThe safety of truck drivers and the safety of other drivers on the road are of primary importance. Being a successful truck driver does not start and end with you obtaining your CDL. Driving safely is easier said than done.

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Small Wins Go a Long Way in Improving U.S. Rail Transportation

Harvard Business Review

Problems such as reinventing education, addressing climate change, improving health outcomes, transforming giant enterprises, or renewing transportation infrastructure – my topic during national Infrastructure Week, May 11-15 – are long-term in nature, involve factors outside the control of any one organization, and sometimes lack a clear path forward. Take rail transportation. Economics & Society Change management Transportation

What is Multimodal Shipping?

Strategy Driven

An increasing number of transportation providers are implementing multimodal transport to improve the efficiency of their operations and get shipments to their destinations at a lower cost. Multimodal vs. Intermodal Transport.

7 Types of Waste Productivity Leaders Eradicate

Nathan Magnuson

Transportation. Wasted transportation occurs when people (or parts) take more movements than required to complete a task (or if the task requires more movement than it should). Organizational Effectiveness continuous improvement defects inventory motion over-processing over-production productivity quality TIMWOOD transportation waiting waste How much is waste costing your organization? It’s possible you may not have thought much it before.

Platforms and Blockchain Will Transform Logistics

Harvard Business

Operations Operations management Supply chain Technology Manufacturing Transportation Digital ArticleExamples from Maersk, IBM, and TRIP.

Research: Why Struggling Airlines Spend More on Safety

Harvard Business

Risk management Decision making Transportation Digital ArticleA study explored the link between safety and profitability.

Toward a Self-Employed Nation?

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Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Wendell Cox for NewGeography.com, a joint venture of Joel Kotkin and Praxis Strategy Group. To read the complete article, check out others, and subscribe, please click here. * * * The United States labor market has been undergoing a substantial shift toward small-scale entrepreneurship. The […].

Five Songs with Leadership Lessons

Kevin Eikenberry

The right song can transport you to another place and time instantly. Music can make you cry, laugh, and dance. Songs can also inspire and inform us when we take the time to listen to the lyrics. That is my goal today – I’m taking five songs from my personal playlists that have leadership lessons […]. The post Five Songs with Leadership Lessons appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Developmen

Lead With Patience

General Leadership

As I sit here awaiting transportation home after a year in Afghanistan, I am reminded of yet another quality critical to good leadership…patience. When trying to get somewhere utilizing the military transportation system, we have to put on our patience hat and go to our happy place. One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life. Chinese Proverb.

America’s Most Productive Companies 2011

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Hunt Transport Services job matching JP Morgan Chase & Co. I have signed up to receive email alerts from Profiles International, a firm that offers assessment solutions that enable organizations to select the right people and ?develop develop them to their full potential, including pre-screening, job matching, onboarding, managing performance, and maximizing potential. Please click here to sign up for alerts and access to the PI [.].

Brand Relevance: A book review by Bob Morris

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Brand Relevance: Making Competitors Irrelevant David A. Aaker Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons (2011) If your “brand” isn’t relevant, neither are you or your company Those who have read any of David Aaker’s previous books already know that he presents information, insights, and counsel that are anchored in specific real-world circumstances within a broad and deep [.].

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The Acceleration Trap

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Bob's blog entries ABB ABB grew rapidly Bernd Vogel Bombardier Transportation companies can sustain high performance over the long term without overtaxing their employees or confusing their customers employees are overloaded with too many activities employees don’t have the time or the resources required to do their jobs Fully Charged Harvard Business Review blog Harvard Business Review Press HBR email alerts Heike Bruch it’s possible to escape the acceleration trap Jochen I.

The Right and Wrong Ways to Regulate Self-Driving Cars

Harvard Business

“Self-driving” or “smart” cars will simply become whatever we call the next generation of transportation technology. legal system is already having trouble keeping up with the pace of developments in transportation. For centuries, the principal assumption behind our transportation supply chain, one baked deeply into the legal system, is that cars are dangerous — or, to be more specific, that drivers are.

How Arizona Is Leading the Autonomous Vehicle Revolution - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM ARIZONA COMMERCE AUTHORITY

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Self-driving vehicles, once a science fiction technology, are rapidly becoming a reality that promises to transform our lives – making it safer and more efficient to move people and goods, while reinventing our thinking about transportation. In addition, UA researchers and the Maricopa County Department of Transportation have received funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to test new technology in Anthem, Arizona, that connects traffics signals and cars.

Hard Questions on Our Transition to Driverless Cars

Harvard Business

Given how central automotive transportation is to our cities, commerce, and daily lives, saying that AI will change life as we know it is no understatement. This distinction is important because the driver is typically the most expensive part of a transport business, be it taxi services, last-mile logistics, or long-haul trucking. Transportation. Economics & Society Supply chain Transportation Digital ArticleArtificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the automobile.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Army Of Darkness

Joseph Lalonde

Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) has been transported back in time to approximately 1300 A.D. A Reel Leadership Flashback Article. Army Of Darkness is the third film in the Evil Dead series. after the events of Evil Dead 2. He now finds himself in the time of Lord Arthur (Marcus Gilbert). Ash finds himself in the past just as Lord Arthur […] The post Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Army Of Darkness appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

Three Pieces of Shipping Equipment Your Business Should Consider Investing In

Strategy Driven

They are more concerned with their actual product, that they do not spend a lot of time thinking about the products they use to wrap up, ship up, or transport their items in. This includes boxing and foam to properly protect your items during the transportation process.

Is Tesla Really a Disruptor? (And Why the Answer Matters)

Harvard Business

But is its automotive business a disruptor, poised to transform the entire transportation sector? For the cash-strapped Tesla, waning sales may cut short any hopes of securing a sustainable leadership position in a reinvented transportation industry. Disruptive innovation Transportation Digital ArticleTesla, Elon Musk’s automotive start-up, is having a very good year.

Highly ranked low-stress well-paying jobs for 2021

CEO Insider

Almost 1/3 of our working life is dedicated to the work environment and another great percentage in transportation-related to our profession. It is unbelievable how our work affects our lives.

What Should an Apple Car Be?

Harvard Business

One way to appeal to this demographic (and to the parents who often finance young drivers’ transportation) is to focus on safety. Innovation Strategy Transportation Digital ArticleTim Cook recently confirmed that Apple is working on ‘autonomous systems.’ ’ As usual with Apple, details are sparse, but it’s likely that autonomous cars are part of this.

Airlines Like United Can Underpay Bumped Passengers Because of a Government Rule

Harvard Business

Department of Transportation (DOT) rule — is already to blame for some of the problems with overbooking. Pricing Transportation Digital ArticleBy now, many of us have viewed the disturbing video of a bloodied man being dragged off of United Airlines flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday. To accommodate four crew members who had to get to Louisville, United claims it offered $1,000 per passenger to relinquish their seats (other reports claim United offered $800).

Driverless Cars Will Change Auto Insurance. Here’s How Insurers Can Adapt

Harvard Business

Business models Risk management Technology Transportation Automotive Financial Services Digital ArticleTim Evans for HBR. There is little doubt that the widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles will have a huge impact on the automobile insurance industry. Research and computer modeling conducted by Accenture in collaboration with the Stevens Institute of Technology indicates that as many as 23 million fully autonomous vehicles will be traveling U.S.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Bumblebee

Joseph Lalonde

Bumblebee, the latest movie in the Transformers movie series, transports you back to the ’80s with an interesting story and fantastic visuals. A Reel Leadership Article. Today’s Reel Leadership article takes you back to 1980s… Well, not really but the movie featured in this article will. After 5 Michael Bay explosion fests, director Travis Knight, the director from Kubo And […] The post Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Bumblebee appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

Airlines’ New Basic Economy Fares Show the Power of No-Frills Pricing

Harvard Business

Pricing Transportation Digital ArticleAmerican Airlines and United Airlines recently joined Delta in offering passengers a lower-priced option to fly: basic economy. Want to save a couple of bucks on your next flight? Consider making a few sacrifices, which vary by carrier, such as paying fees for checked and carry-on luggage, having the airline (instead of you) select your seat, boarding last, or surrendering the opportunity to make flight changes.

Warren Buffett Is Betting the Airline Oligopoly Is Here to Stay

Harvard Business

Competition Economy Transportation North America Digital ArticleWarren Buffett got burned with an airline investment in the 1990s. He blamed the industry’s notorious low profitability on the “kamikaze pricing tactics of certain carriers” and vowed to not invest in this “death trap” sector again.

Why the Future of E-Commerce Depends on Better Roads

Harvard Business

The second is that money spent on transportation is too often squandered on megaprojects that have great ribbon-cutting moments but don’t “fix” traffic because they are based on myth and obsolete thinking. Spending to maintain the transportation system we have would seem to be an essential part of any strategy to keep traffic from getting worse. Transportation Policy Operations management Digital Article

How to Stay in Premium Hotels Without Blowing Your Expense Account

Harvard Business

Transportation Pricing Digital ArticleBooking a hotel for business travel poses a quandary for many of us. We want to stay in as nice a place as possible, but also want to do right by our company (or client) by being fiscally responsible. While these goals seem at odds, with a little savvy both can be achieved. The key is to remember that hotels – as well as most companies – offer what I call “backdoor” discounts.

Tesla, Autopilot, and the Challenge of Trusting Machines

Harvard Business

Transportation Technology Design Automotive Digital ArticleIn May a Tesla Model S driving on autopilot collided with a tractor-trailer making a left turn at an intersection in Florida. The owner of the Tesla was killed. Regulators are also investigating a nonfatal crash in Pennsylvania, in which a Tesla driver claims to have been using autopilot at the time of the accident.

Bang The Drum All Day!!!

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development [link] Music has a way of transporting us- our minds, our hearts, our thoughts- to amazing and sometimes frightening place. Songs stir up memories of the past, good and bad. Songs give us new lenses to see through as we survey our current landscape of life. Songs have a way of putting a lighting a candle [.]. Leadership Development Dreams music passionate Strengths