Mon.Jun 10, 2024

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SAP Goes All-In on Artificial Intelligence

Logistics Viewpoints

Christian Klein, SAP’s CEO, Speaking at Sapphire SAP’s user conference, Sapphire, ran from June 3 rd through the 5 th in Orlando. 12,000 SAP customers and partners attended the event, and another 15,000 watched remotely. SAP (NYSE: SAP) is the world’s largest provider of enterprise applications. The German software colossus has 27,000 customers and 300 million users that rely on their software.

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Recruiting and Retaining Top Performers in Logistics with Charlie Saffro

The Logistics of Logistics

Charlie Saffro and Joe Lynch discuss recruiting and retaining top performers in logistics. Charlie is Founder and CEO of CS Recruiting , a recruitment company that specializes in the logistics, transportation, and supply chain verticals. About Charlie Saffro Charlie Saffro is a recruiting and retention expert, a female entrepreneur, and a TEDx speaker with a passion for sharing ideas around human leadership, talent acquisition and retention, employee engagement, and company culture.

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Walmart to Add Drone Delivery Option to App for DFW Homes

Supply Chain Brain

Walmart first started experimenting with drone deliveries in the Dallas-Forth Worth region in 2021, before expanding the service to cover 75% of the region in early 2024.

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Trucker of the Month's odyssey past 10 mpg

Overdrive Online

Alec Costerus, after dissatisfying prior careers in commodity trading and financial services, is unique among Overdrive's Trucker of the Year monthly semi-finalists for all kinds of reasons. Hear his story and advice on achieving max efficiency here.

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EROAD’s Guide to Running a Sustainable Trucking Business

Over the last three decades, emissions from new trucks have been reduced by more than 98 percent. In fact, it would take 60 of today’s trucks to generate the same level of emissions from a single truck in 1988. Despite these impressive improvements, many trucking businesses continue to seek methods to achieve sustainability goals in a viable, measurable way.

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Russian Oil Tanker Does Secret Cargo Switch to Dodge U.S. Sanctions

Supply Chain Brain

The SCF Primorye was sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control in October, after which it didn’t load oil again for about six months.

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Possible Canada Border Agent Strike Delayed as Negotiations Continue

Supply Chain Brain

A work-to-rule strike from border agents would have wide-ranging impacts on billions of dollars worth of trade in and out of the country.

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How to Calculate Overhead Costs in Field Service: Complete Guide

WorkWave

Calculating overhead costs in field service is an essential aspect of running a successful business. By accurately calculating overhead costs, field service businesses can ensure they are pricing their services competitively and making informed decisions about their operations. In this article, we will outline five steps to help field service businesses calculate their overhead costs effectively.

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Ensuring High Availability of Supply Chain Apps and Data

Supply Chain Brain

How best can companies guarantee that they retain consistent access to their critical applications and data?

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Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Cell Hilux Pickup Truck Project Reaches Demo Phase

NGT News

Ten fuel cell Hilux pickup truck prototypes have now been built at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK (TMUK) facility in Derby, England. Five vehicles are undergoing field testing to assess safety, performance, functionality and durability, generating test drive data in real-world situations. Five further units are engaged in demonstrations, including two at the upcoming Olympic […] The post Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Cell Hilux Pickup Truck Project Reaches Demo Phase appeared first on NGT News.

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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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East Coast Dockworkers Halt Labor Talks Amid Looming Strike Threat

Supply Chain Brain

The ILA claims that the use of an "auto gate" system at the Port of Mobile, Alabama violates its current union deal.

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Tesla’s First Cybertruck Patrol Vehicle Reports for Duty

NGT News

UP.FIT, an upfitter of Teslas for fleet use and a division of Unplugged Performance, has introduced the world’s first Tesla Cybertruck Patrol vehicle ready for use by public safety officials everywhere. From police and fire departments to military and tactical response agencies, UP.FIT has leveraged its Tesla experience to transform the Cybertruck’s platform for specialty […] The post Tesla’s First Cybertruck Patrol Vehicle Reports for Duty appeared first on NGT News.

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Watch: Can Merchants Handle Soaring Volumes of E-Commerce Shipments?

Supply Chain Brain

The explosion of e-commerce activity set off by the COVID-19 pandemic is presenting merchants with the challenge of handling orders efficiently while meeting customer demands for speed, says Archita Prasad, vice president strategy with UPS Capital.

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Staying ahead of unpredictable weather

Logistics Business Magazine

Weather is an unpredictable force that can wreak havoc on logistics in Europe, but there are strategies to mitigate its impact. As we navigate through the continent’s diverse and often harsh climates, it’s clear that we need a proactive approach to ensure our supply chains remain reliable and efficient. Advanced Weather Forecasting and Planning Investing in advanced weather forecasting tools is not just a smart move; it’s a necessity.

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Navigating Uncertainty: How Technology Helps Fleets Thrive in Challenging Times

Change is a constant in the transportation industry. Amid business competition, regulatory developments, environmental concerns, and myriad other challenges, motor carriers must continually adapt to an ever-evolving operational landscape. Fleet telematics technology can help transportation businesses navigate uncertainty, gain a competitive advantage, and boost profitability.

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Efficiently Collaborating with 3rd Party Haulers: A Comprehensive Guide for Construction Contractors

Trux

Those working in the field of heavy and civil engineering construction know that collaboration between contractors and independent haulers is pivotal.

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Greggs invests in manufacturing and logistics site

Logistics Business Magazine

UK food-on-the-go retailer, Greggs , have announced it’s entering into a lease agreement for a new state-of-the-art frozen production and logistics facility in Derby, Derbyshire. Greggs’ strategic growth plan, announced in 2021, set out ambitious expansion targets requiring investment in significant supply chain capacity. At 12 May 2024, Greggs had 2,500 shops trading and it expects to open between 140-160 net new shops during 2024.