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The Freight Talent Gap with Will Jenkins

The Logistics of Logistics

Will Jenkins and Joe Lynch discuss the freight talent gap. Will is Founder and CEO of Journey , a freight brokerage-focused recruiting, consulting, and training company. About Will Jenkins Will Jenkins is Founder and CEO of Journey, a transportation recruiting resource and community-based sales academy. Will has spent the past 15 years of his career building businesses and cultivating sales talent, having successfully hired and trained hundreds of sales professionals.

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What’s Happening in the Robotics Market?

Talking Logistics

What’s happening in the robotics market? I guess it depends on who you ask and how you define “the robotics market.” Last week, the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) announced that “after record orders in both 2021 and 2022, robot sales in North American declined by 30% in 2023.” Here are some excerpts from the. Read more The post What’s Happening in the Robotics Market?

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Open Sky Kaleidoscope: Connecting the Dots

Logistics Viewpoints

A few weeks ago, I sat down to speak with Mike Noble, SVP of Technology and Jonathan Mitchell, Director of Software Services at Open Sky Group. In this conversation, we discussed seeing your supply chain through a new lens, and how this can help to achieve improved visibility. Specifically, I asked Mile and Jonathan to give me some background on Open Sky Group, as well as a rundown of the Kaleidoscope platform, and the different components that link the end to end supply chain.

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A 2024 Supply Chain To-Do List

Supply Chain Brain

The global economy is slowly recovering, but volatility remains a constant. Future-proofing supply chains to manage risk, boost real-time visibility, enhance sustainability, deploy AI effectively, and promote end-to-end collaboration is critical.

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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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Roadcheck 2024: Inspectors' guidance on drugs and alcohol

Overdrive Online

A CVSA Roadside Inspection Specialist explains how to check tractor protection mechanisms in the air system, and what the drug and alcohol focus will mean, during 2024's Roadcheck blitz. It's scheduled for May 14-16.

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Biden Seeks to Bolster Port Cybersecurity with Executive Order

Supply Chain Brain

The order will give the Coast Guard authority to respond to malicious cyberactivity, require maritime vessels to bolster their cybersecurity and impose new rules on reporting cyber incidents at ports.

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The Effects of Cultural Differences on Transportation and Logistics

MTS Logistics

In today’s interconnected global business landscape, international transportation and logistics play a pivotal role in facilitating global trade. To navigate the complexities of transporting goods across diverse cultures, it is essential to comprehend the profound effects of intercultural differences on transportation. This impact can be analyzed across several key dimensions.

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Anyline Launches Autonomous Drone Barcode Scanning Technology

Supply Chain Brain

Anyline said that it worked with the multinational paper and packaging company Mondi to develop this autonomous drone barcode scanning technology.

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Making It to the Top: Profile of Shelley Simpson of J.B. Hunt

Women in Trucking

Some of the best and most powerful and influential leaders are women. Take Shelley Simpson, President of J.B. Hunt, for example.

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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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Making Warehouses and Data Centers Greener

Supply Chain Brain

Although the process of upgrading or retrofitting facilities can seem daunting, many of these changes can quickly lead to energy and cost savings.

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'Too much equipment available' in used truck market

Commercial Carrier Journal

Driven by freight demand and truck utilization, the used truck market is one to watch.

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ONE Launches Beta Version of AI Assistant NEO

Supply Chain Brain

One Network Enterprises (ONE) said that its NEO Assistant tool is the world’s first artificial intelligence supply chain assistant.

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Liquid Lens Technology to Small Code Reader

Logistics Business Magazine

SICK has added Liquid Lens technology to the Lector 61X, its smallest image-based code reader, to deliver rapid and infinitely-variable focal adjustment and a significantly-extended depth of field. The SICK Lector611 with Liquid Lens packs outstanding read performance and operational versatility into an ultracompact device. The SICK Lector611 image-based code reader reliably reads 1D, 2D and stacked codes even when they are low contrast, contaminated or of poor quality.

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Rethinking Direct Materials Sourcing: The Tools You Need To Manage Costs, Risks and Sustainability

Direct materials sourcing is evolving, with procurement now tasked not only with cost efficiency but managing sustainability and risk management. The environment is marked by heightened demand and expectations, compounded by challenges such as rising input prices, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical tensions. While some embrace cutting-edge tools like AI and blockchain for global trade functions, others lag in technology adoption.

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The Power of Adaptability in Next-Gen Routing Solutions

Supply Chain Brain

Join us for an insightful webinar as we explore the critical elements of scalability, flexibility, and adaptability in the transformative world of next-generation routing solutions.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks First NEVI Charging Site in U.S. Southeast

NGT News

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and Federal Highway Administrator Shailen Bhatt celebrated the groundbreaking of the first National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) electric vehicle charging site in the southeastern U.S, at the Circle K in Richmond, Ky., along the Interstate 75 corridor. The site will be built with ABB E-mobility Terra 184 chargers, which are Build […] The post Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks First NEVI Charging Site in U.S.

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Boeing 737 Max Boss Ousted

Supply Chain Brain

Ed Clark was vice president and general manager of the 737 program, overseeing the Renton, Washington factory that produced the plane involved in the January Alaska Airlines blowout.

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Clean Bus Planning Awards Promote Electrification of Fleets with Transition Plans

NGT News

Transit and school bus fleets across the U.S. are working hard to incorporate clean transportation solutions that help communities meet decarbonization goals and improve local health outcomes. However, planning for and deploying zero-emission fleets is a tall order, leaving many fleet managers with more questions than answers. To help solve the problem, the National Renewable […] The post Clean Bus Planning Awards Promote Electrification of Fleets with Transition Plans appeared first on NG

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How to Create a Blueprint for Fleet Resilience

Speaker: Jeff Dickinson - President and CEO of Railgistixs Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Thought Leader

Despite the ongoing transformation of the supply chain and logistics landscape, the steadfast importance of carrier safety remains a core principle. From prioritizing preventative maintenance to optimizing fleet utilization, the fundamentals persist. If you’re overlooking and neglecting essential safety precautions today, this could result in expensive repairs and potential safety hazards in the future. 🚧 Join Jeff Dickinson for a conversation on how to mitigate risk, enforce compliance,

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Ivory Coast Cashew Processors Ask for More Government Support

Supply Chain Brain

The Ivory Coast Cashew Industry Group asked for a renewed plan guaranteeing cashew suppliers up to 20% of the GTCI’s processing capacity at the beginning of each season.

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Express Cargo Sorting

Logistics Business Magazine

Stansted Airport in Essex is FedEx’s biggest cargo hub in Britain. David Priestman grabbed a tour of the busy facility. A giant of the logistics world, FedEx has a turnover of $90bn, 500,000 staff in 200 countries, handling over 16 million items per day. Since the acquisition of TNT in 2016 the company, founded over 50 years ago by Fred Smith, its President, has strengthened its road freight network and European presence, with 10% of its employees here.

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Watch: Announcing a Collaboration and Partnership Between Two Major Supply Chain Media Brands

Supply Chain Brain

Highlighting the new media collaboration between SupplyChainBrain and Sarah Barnes-Humphrey, founder and host of the Let's Talk Supply Chain podcast,

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Omni-fleet AMR Debuts at LogiMAT

Logistics Business Magazine

Stepping into the spotlight at LogiMAT 2024, ForwardX Robotics, a Chinese case picking solution provider, invites visitors to witness the unveiling of the Next-Gen AMRs, a testament to ForwardX’s relentless pursuit of groundbreaking technology and industry innovation. Visitors will also have the opportunity to experience the upgraded omni fleets in action for the first time in Europe at stand 1GA31 in Hall 1.

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GEP Outlook Report 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders have faced their share of disruption and economic turmoil these past four years. Whether from geopolitical tensions or the havoc caused by the pandemic and its aftershocks, plenty of challenges remain. Despite this, leaders are seeing a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel — inflation is decreasing, interest rates are leveling off and supply chain volatility is easing.

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Chemship Commissions Wind-Propelled Chemical Tanker

Supply Chain Brain

Technology installed on wind-powered Chemical Challenger targets 15% CO 2 savings on Transatlantic route.

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HondoGO, Lynkwell Collaborate to Enhance EV Fast-Charging Landscape

NGT News

HondoGO, an emerging player in the electric vehicle fast-charging sector, has established a strategic initiative with full turnkey deployment provider Lynkwell. Dedicated to accelerating widespread adoption of EVs by drivers, commercial fleets and businesses, the companies aim to deploy thousands of DC fast chargers in a push to elevate current standards for drivers and EV […] The post HondoGO, Lynkwell Collaborate to Enhance EV Fast-Charging Landscape appeared first on NGT News.

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B2B Manufacturers Investing More in Aftermarket Services, Report Says

Supply Chain Brain

The number of organizations that rely on e-commerce for aftermarket services more than doubled from 7% in 2023 to 15% in 2024.

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California Panel Awards ev.energy $41 Million to Expand EV Charging Access

NGT News

Electric vehicle managed charging software provider ev.energy has been selected for the California Energy Commission (CEC) competitive “Responsive, Easy Charging Products With Dynamic Signals” (REDWDS) grant to deploy up to $41 million of public funding to make affordable EV charging available for all Californians. The funds will be matched by select utilities and Community Choice […] The post California Panel Awards ev.energy $41 Million to Expand EV Charging Access appeared f

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What Your Order Management System Should Be Doing

To continue scaling your omnichannel business, you need to manage a lot of orders across a lot of different channels and marketplaces. Some brands do this by hand. Some try to force their ERP to manage it. Others rely on a complex system of cross-referencing the dashboards of their various channels. None of these is an effective or sustainable solution.

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Freightera vs Traditional and Online Solutions, Freightquote, FreightCenter, Uber Freight, Flexport, Freightos

Freightera

How Freightera compares to traditional carriers and brokers and online solutions, with pros and cons for each provider If you are trying to compare Freightera with other shipping solutions, this article will make it easier for you. Here, as unbiasedly as possible, we provide a list of pros and cons for each compared to Freightera. We will discuss how other services and companies compare to Freightera using ground freight shipping in North America as the baseline.

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Freightera vs Traditional and Online Solutions, Freightquote, FreightCenter, Uber Freight, Flexport, Freightos

Freightera

How Freightera compares to traditional carriers and brokers and online solutions, with pros and cons for each provider If you are trying to compare Freightera with other shipping solutions, this article will make it easier for you. Here, as unbiasedly as possible, we provide a list of pros and cons for each compared to Freightera. We will discuss how other services and companies compare to Freightera using ground freight shipping in North America as the baseline.

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