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The Changing of Cargo Theft and Fraud in a Digital Age

Trinity Logistics

Cargo theft and fraud is a common topic in many circles these days. No matter where we look, we see it mentioned in news headlines and see its impacts on price increases on the store shelves. In fact, CargoNet recently shared data showcasing that cargo theft has reached a 10-year high, increasing 59 percent year-over-year (YoY) in the U.S. alone. While cargo theft and fraud have always been a risk in the world of logistics, the kind of theft and fraud we see today is evolving from what we used

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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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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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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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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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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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Selling Your Service Business: What Matters Beyond Valuation

WorkWave

Private equity firms are showing an invested interest in field service industries like lawn care, pest control, cleaning and other sectors, while M&A activity is skyrocketing across these industries at the same time. Sources cite the resiliency of essential services , predictive recurring revenue and business model growth opportunities enabled by technology, training and development as being reasons behind the interest.

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Driving Sustainable and Clean Logistics: How Car Companies in The US Are Leading The Charge

Loginext

Explore how leading automotive manufacturers are revolutionizing the industry with sustainable innovations. From Ford's electric trucks and Tesla's energy solutions to Toyota's hybrid technology and Nissan's pioneering EVs, discover the strategies and technologies driving the shift towards greener, cleaner transportation and logistics. The post Driving Sustainable and Clean Logistics: How Car Companies in The US Are Leading The Charge appeared first on loginextsolutions.com.

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Exploring the Horizon: Next Steps in Container Security

MTS Logistics

In the 21st century, container security is a paramount concern in shipping. Facing a variety of security threats, from opportunistic intrusions and tampering to drug trafficking and human smuggling by transnational organized crime networks, shipping lines understandably prioritize container and cargo integrity. The security challenge is further complicated by the continuously evolving nature of these threats, as criminals develop and refine methods to circumvent traditional security measures.

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Card-skimming, diesel theft ring busted in Florida

Overdrive Online

Five individuals were charged for their roles in an alleged scheme to place card skimmers on fuel pumps and use the account numbers to steal diesel. Also: ATA reports another drop in tonnage hauled; Covenant seeks pre-CDL waiver for trainees.

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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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The Latest Road Safety Technology for Better Logistics and Transportation

Loginext

Explore the cutting-edge road safety technologies revolutionizing logistics and transportation. From Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communication to telematics, autonomous vehicles, and predictive analytics, these innovations help prevent accidents, improve driver safety, and ensure efficient, timely deliveries.

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Chinese EV Companies Look to Sidestep New U.S. Import Levies

Supply Chain Brain

Between April and May, Container xChange customers in China are also reporting an 88% increase in average container prices.

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Körber in Gartner Magic Quadrant for WMS

Logistics Business Magazine

Körber, a global provider of warehouse management system (WMS) solutions, announced today that it has been positioned as a Leader for its Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute in the 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems report again this year. Körber was also recently acknowledged in the 2023 Gartner® Peer Insights Voice of the Customer for Warehouse Management Systems (WMS).

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I’m proud of the Ontario trucking industry, but we can be better

Truck News

Commercial truck driver training and licensing needs to change.

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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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Transforming Transport Operations with Mapping Intelligence

Logistics Business Magazine

Route optimisation has become ever more important in recent years. The rise in ecommerce has created new routing pressures, especially in the last mile; while rising fuel costs, the push towards net zero, load theft have placed the spotlight on using preferred refuelling locations and the need for safe, comfortable parking, especially overnight. Layering these demands over the traditional goals of controlling costs and meeting tight deadlines has highlighted the limitations of generic mapping an

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Sparck Celebrates 100 years of Innovation

Logistics Business Magazine

This year on June 20th Sparck Technologies, the automated ‘right-size’ boxing specialist, celebrates a century of world-class engineering and innovation. The business has come a long way in a hundred years, from its origins developing the mechanised production of wooden shoes, to a global leader in the design and fabrication of advanced, fit-to-size automated packaging systems for ecommerce applications.