Mon.May 10, 2021

Freight Forwarders: Managing the storm with technology

Logistics Management

Agility and the ability to adapt to difficult circumstances remains the No. 1 attribute for freight forwarders—but the pandemic put them to the test.

Walmart’s Massive Investment in a Supply Chain Transformation

Logistics Viewpoints

The SVP of Supply Chain at Walmart speaking at Blue Yonder’s virtual user conference. Walmart has been very open about what it takes to compete with Amazon. Following their fourth quarter results, top executives talked about their supply chain and omnichannel strategy at a high level.


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Hours regs waived for certain fuel haulers in wake of Colonial Pipeline cyberattack

Overdrive Online

FMCSA is easing regs for fuel haulers in the Southeast and the East Coast due to the Colonial Pipeline shutdown caused by a cyberattack. Also: Mack recall affects some refuse models; new Love's in Tennessee; educating the next generation of diesel techs. Regulations


Teamsters pressure XPO shareholders to limit Brad Jacobs’ pay

The Supply Chain Journal

The Teamsters union wants to see executive pay reform at XPO Logistics [ NYSE: XPO ] after it was disclosed that Chairman and CEO Brad Jacobs is in line for a payout of up to $80 million at the same time the company has furloughed workers during the pandemic.

Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.

Trucking all in the family: Generations of owners leave lasting legacies in Overdrive

Overdrive Online

How a trucking culture was built and maintained through the years with family, past and present. Meet Eddie Karwaski of Pennsylvania, Carl Nyhof of Wisconsin, Carl Rhodes of West Virginia, and others who learned from family, hereditary or not. Channel 19

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Digital Supply Chain Acceleration

Logistics Management

Here’s how the global pandemic put a charge in the push to digitize, mobilize and automate the world’s supply chains. According to our analysts, end-to-end visibility is now table stakes

Snowy start to week for truckers in Rockies

The Supply Chain Journal

Rockies snow. Snow will blanket parts of the Colorado Rockies Monday through Tuesday as a low-pressure system moves through the region. This storm could bring the Denver metropolitan area its first measurable snowfall this month.

Increasing Emission Regulations Transitioning Commerical Truck Industry

NGT News

The adoption of stringent emission regulations across regions to safeguard the environment is a prominent factor transforming the commercial trucks industry, according to Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Truck OEM Strategies for GHG/CO2 Regulation Compliance, 2020-2030.

Ransomware gang blamed for Colonial Pipeline attack expresses regret

The Supply Chain Journal

The FBI said on Monday that the DarkSide ransomware gang was responsible for the cyberattack that led to the shutdown of Colonial Pipeline.

Leverage SAP IBP to Drive Planning Transformation

Today, traditional SAP IBP deployments are not enough. You need to assure you are leveraging its maximum potential to truly transform planning. And to reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and advance digitalization to gain competitive advantage.

The state of supply chain and logistics is replete with both new and existing challenges

Logistics Management

With 2020 done and in the books, so to speak, there was, in some respects a collective sigh of relief, given the myriad challenges the year presented for so many people, businesses, schools, communities, and more. A generational pandemic like COVID-19, has the potential to do just that—and it did

Colonial Pipeline pointing to week’s end for resumption of operations

The Supply Chain Journal

Colonial Pipeline, which carries fuel from the Gulf Coast region to the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, is now targeted to be back online by the end of the week.

The Road to Optimizing LTL Carrier Relationships

Logistics Management

As LTL carriers adapt and respond to changing market dynamics, many have had to make relatively significant rate increases—in the range of 5% to 6% in recent months. The good news is that there are ways for shippers to mitigate the impact of rate increases

Trans-Atlantic rivalry brews over Airbus A321 converted freighter

The Supply Chain Journal

A second manufacturer is gearing up to produce Airbus A321 converted freighters in the U.S.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Financial issues remain, but USPS shows improved fiscal second quarter results

Logistics Management

USPS had a net loss of $82 million for the quarter, down significantly from a net loss of around $4.5 billion a year ago at this time, with the USPS saying that a pandemic surge in demand did not offset increased operating costs and a decline in mail services revenue, its largest category.

Tanker rate boost from pipeline cyberattack could be fleeting

The Supply Chain Journal

Bad news — accidents, war, extreme weather — is generally good news for commodity shipping. Case in point: Product tanker stocks, rates and futures jumped Monday in the wake of the cyberattack that shut down the Colonial Pipeline. The pipeline, which has the capacity to carry 2.5

Cyber Hack Knocks Out Largest U.S. Fuel Pipeline for Third Day

Supply Chain Brain

Fuel suppliers are growing increasingly nervous about the possibility of gasoline and diesel shortages across the eastern U.S. almost two days after a cyberattack knocked out a massive pipeline


COVID-19 forces National Steel Car plant to suspend manufacturing operations

The Supply Chain Journal

A Canadian facility of National Steel Car , a rail parts and freight car manufacturer, has been temporarily closed because of an outbreak of COVID-19.

Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

Clean Energy is on the Horizon: How Will Clean Energy Affect Logistics?

MTS Logistics

Clean energy is on our horizon – at least in the next four or so years. Clean energy with it’s environmental impact, socioeconomic implications, and economic potential is at the forefront of governmental policy and debate.

Weekly DOE/EIA diesel price up 4.4 cents, but trails moves on CME and wholesale

The Supply Chain Journal

The second part of Monday’s two-event diesel price day saw the weekly Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration average retail diesel price rise 4.4 cents per gallon to $3.186. That is less than half of what commodity and wholesale diesel prices rose during the past week.

Is Your Supply Chain Ready For Weather Disruptions?

Blue Grace Logistics

To a large extent, Supply Chain and uncertainty go hand in hand. Driver delays, transportation failure, strikes, hike in fuel prices, carrier capacity shortage, vendor hold-ups, thefts, and fires at warehouses are all common issues in the supply chain ecosystem.

First USMCA labor complaint filed against Mexican auto parts supplier

The Supply Chain Journal

A Mexican auto parts supplier became the first company to receive a labor violation complaint under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on Monday.

A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

2021 Technology Roundtable: Advanced solutions for continued recovery

Logistics Management

Our panel offers the next steps that logistics operations need to take in order to keep pace with the technology implementation necessary for success in the new world

EKA Solutions adds functionality to Omni-TMS platform

The Supply Chain Journal

For growing third-party logistics (3PLs) companies, the ability to quickly onboard personnel is critical to continued success. That includes getting up to speed quickly on various technologies.

LM Podcast Series: NRF’s Gold Examines the State of the Retail Supply Chain

Logistics Management

In this podcast, Jeff Berman, Group News Editor for Logistics Management and the Peerless Media Supply Chain Group, interviews Jonathan Gold, Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy, for the National Retail Federation (NRF

FreightWaves Classics: Interstate 5 runs from Mexico to Canada (Part 2 – Oregon and Washington)

The Supply Chain Journal

In Part 1 of this article, the California portion of Interstate 5 was the focus. This article focuses on I-5 in the states of Oregon and Washington. Overview. There are 70 primary interstate highways in the Dwight D.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

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