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Beyond Invoices: Upwell’s Growth Solutions with Charley Dehoney

The Logistics of Logistics

Charley Dehoney and Joe Lynch discuss beyond invoices – Upwell’s growth solutions. Charley is the CEO and Co-founder of Upwell , a tech firm that streamlines accounts receivable using artificial intelligence. Summary: Beyond Invoices: Upwell’s Growth Solutions Charley Dehoney , CEO and Co-founder of Upwell, shares his journey from multi-sport athlete to successful logistics startup founder.

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Mexico-to-US intermodal rail service

Supply Chain and Logistics

DP World is launching a new rail service transporting automobiles from Mexico to the US using 53-foot containers. This innovative approach eliminates the need for transloading for US road transport. With many cars produced in Mexico for the US market and growing business due to trade barriers, this move also promises reduced emissions and competitive travel time.

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Saturday Night Live Skit About Fast Fashion: Would You Stop Buying It?

Talking Logistics

As reported last week by BBC Business reporter Charlotte Edwards,“Workers for some suppliers of Chinese fast fashion giant Shein are still working 75 hours a week, despite the company promising to improve conditions, a report [by Swiss advocacy group Public Eye] suggests.” Here’s an excerpt from the BBC article: According to the group, who interviewed.

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Lucas Systems is more than a Voice Vendor; They are a Warehouse Optimization Solution

Logistics Viewpoints

Lucas Systems Offers Warehouse Optimization Warehouse management systems, once known as supply chain execution systems, have evolved significantly. They have transitioned from mere work executors to planning solutions with optimization capabilities. This transformation was brought about by the incorporation of algorithms that enhanced worker productivity.

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How a Global CPG Leader Optimized $500M of Direct Materials Spend and Exceeded Savings Goal

A Fortune 500 CPG company partnered with GEP to improve end-to-end category management, optimize direct spend categories, and increase strategic focus on tail spend. GEP’s sourcing expertise and market intelligence enabled the company to centralize sourcing and order management processes, strengthen key supplier relationships, and enhance supply chain resilience and agility.

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New bill would let FMCSA fine double brokers $10,000

Overdrive Online

A bipartisan bill introduced in the house would "hold FMCSA's feet to the fire" in push against fraudsters bleeding $800M a year out of the trucking industry.

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Dark Fleets and Flag States

Supply Chain and Logistics

Shipowners exploit weak flag states to avoid regulations and sanctions. Bribery allows vessels to bypass detentions for violating sanctions, particularly for Russian and Iranian entities. Increased dark trade warrants improved enforcement from maritime authorities.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 24, 2024)

Talking Logistics

It’s the Friday leading into Memorial Day weekend. I suspect many of you have taken today off from work, as I have (I’m on my way to Ithaca, New York for my son’s graduation from Cornell), so I’ll make it quick and simple this morning. Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 24, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Supply Chain Optimization: Leveraging Integrated Scenario Planning as a Margin Multiplier

Logistics Viewpoints

Situation Companies are increasingly confronted with complex planning scenarios due to predictable events such as mergers and acquisitions, category expansions, supplier changes, and distribution evolution, as well as disruptive events including demand volatility, material shortages, capacity constraints, and logistical surprises. These challenges necessitate extensive configuration within Advanced Planning Systems (APS) test environments to assess their impacts.

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Happening Now: Shift of Cargo to West Coast Gains Momentum

West Coast and California Logistics

According to Supply Chain Dive , Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka recently estimated that 2%-5% of shippers’ cargo has moved back from the East Coast to the West Coast. More cargo is expected to follow, especially if East and Gulf Coast port labor negotiations break down over the summer.

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Artificial Intelligence and the Transportation Industry

Artificial intelligence has quickly become a feature of everyday life: Using face ID to unlock a phone, communicating with online chatbots, and letting “smart” appliances help manage our homes are just a few of the ways that we interact with AI regularly. Forward-looking businesses are also using AI to transform their operations and gain a competitive edge.

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Four Cybersecurity Moves Every Manufacturer Can Make

Supply Chain Brain

Supply chain attacks have become increasingly sophisticated, and manufacturing stakeholders should prepare for the cyber threats that are most likely to impact their operations.

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Optimizing Material Supply Chains: Advanced Software Solutions for Delivery Logistics in Construction

Trux

The construction industry is a complex, fast-moving field that demands precision, efficiency, and reliability at every stage. For material producers and suppliers, one of the crucial elements ensuring project success is the optimization of material supply chains.

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Owner-op's 2007 Pete boasts one of the last Double Eagle sleepers

Overdrive Online

The 80-inch sleeper was one of the last to roll off the production line before Double Eagle closed its doors in 2010, according to owner-operator Tony Huttenstine. Catch views of the sleeper and much more here.

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WattEV Will Expand Fleet to More than 180 HD Trucks

NGT News

WattEV, a medium- and heavy-duty electric truck charging infrastructure developer, is increasing its current fleet of 36 battery electric trucks to more than 180 by the end of 2024. The increase comes on the heels of WattEV’s expansion of its charging depots to five locations within the past month. “We’ve been using and testing trucks […] The post WattEV Will Expand Fleet to More than 180 HD Trucks appeared first on NGT News.

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Scaling Logistics for Success: A White Claw Story

Speaker: Scott Campbell and Molly Feller

As the demand for your products skyrockets 🚀, you're likely experiencing logistical challenges that are preventing you from scaling your business. The sudden surge in demand can be exciting, but it can also put a strain on your supply chain and logistics operations. In this webinar, join Scott Campbell, Vice President, Logistics & Demand at Mark Anthony Services and Molly Feller, VP Logistics as a Service Operations at e2open, as they explore the challenges that arise when companies expe

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Happening Now: A sharp spike in container shipping demand

West Coast and California Logistics

According to the JOC , the container shipping market has experienced an unexpected sharp spike in demand, which seems to be an early start to the peak season. This early rush may be driven by shippers' fears of disruptions from labor negotiations on the US East Coast, or due to rerouting services around Africa.

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Nearshoring on the Rise: Navigating the Shift in EU Sourcing Trends

Supply Chain Brain

A shift to shorter supply chains not only helps manage the unpredictability of costs, but also strengthens supply chain resilience by reducing dependency on distant suppliers.

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May 21, 2024 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Phone This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home May 21, 2024 Update The Freightos Weekly Update helps you stay on top of the latest developments in international freight by giving you the rundown on the latest economic data, ocean and air demand trends, rate data – and anything else impacting the market.

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Broker group takes on trucking's crime epidemic, double brokers

Overdrive Online

Brokers and their trade group, the Transportation Intermediaries Association, are feeling the heat from freight fraudsters and pushing new laws and tactics to fight back. They hope carriers and shippers alike take up arms with them.

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How to Conduct Workplace Incident Investigations to Create Safer Workplaces

This white paper provides a comprehensive overview of global workplace incident trends, focusing on the top three biases leading to such incidents. It also highlights the significance of CSA Z1005 as a risk management standard and outlines the ROI of thorough incident investigations, covering emergency response to post-incident interviews. Additionally, it introduces an Investigation Evidence Gathering Matrix.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 18 – 24)

Logistics Viewpoints

Last week I attended the Blue Yonder ICON conference. My write-up gets into all of the great things I saw while at the show. But there is an underlying benefit to work travel sometimes – watching movies on my flight that I might not otherwise have time for. On my flight to Dallas, I finally got a chance to watch a movie I had been excited to see since it was announced – The Iron Claw.

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Mack MD, LR Electric Trucks Qualify for HVIP

NGT News

Mack Trucks’ 2024 model year Mack MD Electric and LR Electric models qualify for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Clean Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). This brings the total number of Mack battery electric vehicles (BEVs) that qualify for HVIP to three. HVIP can help accelerate the commercialization of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) […] The post Mack MD, LR Electric Trucks Qualify for HVIP appeared first on NGT News.

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Port of Baltimore Closure May Cost $37M in Extra Demurrage

Supply Chain Brain

The Port of Baltimore has seen roro and container vessel traffic resume with the opening of a deep-water channel on May 14, allowing access to four alternative channels.

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Happening Now: Container shortages in China are creating ‘total havoc’

West Coast and California Logistics

According to The Loadstar , forwarders are reporting that there are container shortages in northern China. This is primarily due to a strong market and lower vessel capacity related to events in the Red Sea.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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The Essential List of Logistics Acronyms and Abbreviations for Retailers

Locus

If there is one industry that continues to scale robustly, it is Retail. A recent survey forecasts that retail sales will soar to $32.76 trillion by 2026, surpassing the current GDP of all European Union member states combined. As retailers prepare to navigate this vast sea of potential sales, understanding the intricate world of logistics becomes imperative to streamline operations and enhance efficiency.

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6 Cost-Cutting Strategies LogiNext’s Supply Chain Visibility Software Can Offer for Your CEP Business 

Loginext

Discover how business can optimize their CEP operations using LogiNext's supply chain visibility software. Learn six key strategies to cut costs, improve delivery efficiency, and boost customer satisfaction through real-time tracking, optimized routes, automation, and end-to-end visibility. The post 6 Cost-Cutting Strategies LogiNext’s Supply Chain Visibility Software Can Offer for Your CEP Business appeared first on loginextsolutions.com.

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Dallas Selects Ford Pro to Advance Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

NGT News

The city of Dallas — America’s fourth-largest metro area — selected Ford’s commercial division, Ford Pro, to help move the Texas city’s climate goals forward, aiming to improve air quality through electrifying the city’s vehicle fleet by 2040. Ford Pro and the city of Dallas entered a 10-year agreement to grow and manage electric vehicle […] The post Dallas Selects Ford Pro to Advance Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure appeared first on NGT News.

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Is The Market Stabilizing? Shippers Are Optimistic.

Blue Grace Logistics

Is the market stabilizing? Shippers are optimistic. Show Submenu Resources The Logistics Blog® Newsroom Whitepaper Case Study Webinars Indexes Search Search BlueGrace Logistics - May 22, 2024 Brian Straight | Supply Chain Management Review May 21, 2024 More shippers are optimistic the market is stabilizing, even as new data suggests freight shipments continue to decline on a year-over-year basis.

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7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders are presented with their fair share of challenges, with a host of tools and strategies to resolve them. That said, what’s the best path forward to leverage this year’s trends? In this recap of a recent GEP-WBR webinar, 7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024, GEP’s Pramod Sethumadhavan explores seven vital leadership trends that will help guide procurement and supply chain decision-makers.

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Wrapping Roadcheck, running the High Road with tour-haul small fleet

Overdrive Online

Introducing Nashville/Boston-headquartered small fleet owner Sharon Lee and her High Road concert-hauling business. Also in this Overdrive Radio: Last year, Mike "Mustang" Crawford found every scale he passed closed during Roadcheck. Not so this year.

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How Brave Books Manages Its Fulfillment with Stord E-Commerce Software

Stord

Exposition: Managing Your Orders By Hand When brands scale, oftentimes the supporting infrastructure is an afterthought - growth and delivering for the customer is rightfully front of mind. But as brands quickly scale, they add new tools on top of legacy systems, taking protocols that were effective when shipping 50 orders per month and bolting on other systems hoping they can all work seamlessly together when they hit hundreds of orders per day.

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French Shipping Giant Expects Slump in Cargo Rates

Supply Chain Brain

With the windfall that came as a result of soaring cargo rates during the COVID-19 pandemic, CMA CGM and others ordered vessels that are now entering service.

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