Mon.May 03, 2021

E-Commerce Seeks the Path to a Zero-Emissions Future

Supply Chain Brain

Which portion of an e-commerce delivery has the bigger impact on carbon emissions — the first mile, or the last

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Business-to-Anything Integration Supports Agile Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

OpenText Touts Business-to-Anything Integration. There have been extensive supply chain disruptions caused by the global coronavirus pandemic. These disruptions have elevated the supply chain function to the boardroom level. It is now understood that supply chain agility is imperative.

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‘Ice Road Truckers’ star Lisa Kelly still tackles Alaska’s challenging Haul Road

Overdrive Online

Kelly runs between Fairbanks and the oil fields around Prudhoe Bay on Alaska’s northern shore. She still gets "Ice Road Truckers" fan mail. Overdrive Extra

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BNSF’s parent company responds to KCS merger activity

The Supply Chain Journal

Count BNSF ( NYSE: BRK.B ) as one of those watching how efforts by Canadian Pacific ( NYSE: CP ) and CN ( NYSE: CNI ) to acquire Kansas City Southern ( NYSE: KSU ) play out.

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!

Know the value of your time to assess true profit

Overdrive Online

Gary Buchs on the value of assessing cost, profit and driver pay per hour to evaluate any given load. It could help you know that customer who’s got a huge detention problem is no longer worth the time and effort, among other benefits. Overdrive Extra

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Hydrogen, now mainstream

Truck News

You don’t have to look very hard at all to be inundated by news about electric cars and buses and trucks these days. In the four-wheel world, some manufacturers plan to offer predominantly electric powertrains within the decade or nearly so.

TA lost money in the quarter but most measurements were improved

The Supply Chain Journal

TravelCenters of America (NASDAQ: TA) lost money in the first quarter of the year but still showed signs of improvement by many measures as it continues to go through restructuring. The net loss of $5.7 million was less than the $18.5 million net loss in the first quarter of 2020.

Manufacturing output remains strong in April, reports ISM

Logistics Management

In its monthly Manufacturing Report on Business, ISM said that the report’s key metric, the PMI, at 60.7 (a a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth) was down 4% compared to March’s 64.7 reading, which marked the highest reading since November 1983’s 66.

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Fireworks haulers seek multiyear ELD waiver

The Supply Chain Journal

Fireworks display companies have warned regulators that Fourth of July celebrations are at stake due to federal work-rule and electronic logging device (ELD) restrictions.

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.

Harness the Strategic Power of Labeling

Logistics Management

Download our latest report to learn how you can transform out-of-date, disconnected, manual labeling processes to deliver measurable improvements across your global landscape

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Holistic approach helps shippers cope with driver shortage

The Supply Chain Journal

The infamous driver shortage — or driver squeeze — has been a hot-button issue across the transportation industry for years. The lack of qualified drivers, coupled with sky-high turnover — has affected every segment of the industry.

Is Your TMS Provider Recognized in the Latest Gartner Report?

Logistics Management

Download the complimentary report to see a review of the TMS landscape

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Stormy week ahead for many US truckers

The Supply Chain Journal

Dicey weather could slow down truckers and supply chains this week across the eastern half the country. Strong frontal systems, plenty of humidity and increasing instability will produce periods of torrential rain and intense thunderstorms Monday through Wednesday.

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

Five Pitfalls of Adopting A.I., and How to Avoid Them

Supply Chain Brain

Organizations across sectors are embracing artificial intelligence in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on building greater resilience, adaptability and efficiency in their supply chains

Seller’s market for transport services may last through 2023, mega-bull Mehrotra says

The Supply Chain Journal

The powerful surge in demand and pricing now coursing through transport modes will last through the rest of 2021, continue through all of 2022 and could extend well into 2023, Deutsche Bank analyst Amit Mehrotra said in a note published Monday.

Why Aren’t We Installing Autonomous Command and Control Systems in Shipping?

MTS Logistics

How fast do you think digitalization should progress? Digitalization, the information age, the informatics age – these are all concepts beyond the computer science age. The ways of accessing information differ, and human tastes and preferences have changed.

CN and Canadian Pacific vie for shippers’ and KCS shareholders’ favor

The Supply Chain Journal

Rivals CN ( NYSE: CNI ) and Canadian Pacific ( NYSE: CP ) are vying to win the public’s favor for which Canadian railway is better suited to merge with Kansas City Southern ( NYSE: KSU ).

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

Xebec Expands Manufacturing Capacity with Nortec Aquisition

NGT News

Xebec Adsorption Inc., a global provider of clean energy solutions for renewable and low carbon gases, has closed the acquisition of all the outstanding shares of Nortekbelair Corp. Nortec), a Tennessee-based company that specializes in compressed air drying and industrial systems.

DOE/EIA diesel price up for the week, first time since March

The Supply Chain Journal

The weekly average retail price published by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration rose Monday, the first time it has posted an increase in six weeks. The latest price is $3.142/gallon, up 1.8 cents from last week.

NJ ZIP Adds GreenPower Electric Vehicles to Approved Vendor List

NGT News

GreenPower Motor Co. Inc.,

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In-person events are back – WTT

The Supply Chain Journal

This episode is brought to you by Legend Transportation, which has been establishing partnerships through outstanding customer service since 2007. Learn more at newlegendinc.com. On today’s episode, Dooner and The Dude are talking about the return of in-person events.

5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

Ballard, Linamar Partnering on Light-Duty Fuel Cell Solutions

NGT News

Ballard Power Systems, a provider of fuel cell technologies, and Linamar Corp.,

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XPO first-quarter revenue sets quarterly record

The Supply Chain Journal

XPO Logistics Inc. NYSE:XPO) posted late Monday the highest quarterly revenue in its history at $4.77 billion.

Summer of Sold-Out Ships Awaits as Sea Cargo Chaos Intensifies

Supply Chain Brain

Container shipping rates are heading higher again, driven to new heights by unrelenting consumer demand and company restocking from Europe to the U.S. that are exhausting the world economy’s capacity to move goods across oceans

WeWork CFO joins Transfix executive team to accelerate growth

The Supply Chain Journal

In March, former WeWork CFO Christian Lee joined the team at Transfix, a logistics technology suite with tools for shippers and carriers to help manage their transportation needs.

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Get More Help With Merchant Onboarding and Get Payments Going Your Way

Software companies are increasingly looking to move up in the payments food chain and play a bigger role. This whitepaper discusses where you'll fit in the chain, your cut of the revenue, and the benefits of becoming a payment facilitator.