Fri.Jun 18, 2021

Technology is Changing Warehouse Operations


Now that vaccine distribution has become more widespread and restrictions throughout the country are being lifted, businesses that made the decision to operate remotely are reopening office buildings.

Chassis and labor shortages stymie ocean carriers, Class I railroads

The Supply Chain Journal

Driver shortages and chassis availability at intermodal terminals continue to be an issue for customers, particularly in Southern California and the Midwest, according to service advisories from ocean carriers Hapag-Lloyd and Maersk.


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Yantian Port Congestion: How Can Shippers Navigate Another Major Supply Chain Disruption?

CH Robinson Logistics

3PL Selection: Rely on Customer Experience to Identify the Right Partner

Kane is Able

3PL selection has become a critically important decision for manufacturers and retailers as they seek the efficiency, flexibility and operational cost savings that third-party logistics providers can bring.

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New Supply Chain Design Software Benefits Calculator

Curious how much can you potentially save by optimizing your supply chain network? Our benefits calculator helps you find out.

Becoming (And Staying) A Shipper of Choice In A Volatile Market

Blue Grace Logistics

By Ashley Coker | FreightWaves Associate Editor. Published June 17, 2021. Capacity levels are strained and reaching all-time historical tightness. Today, carriers are in high demand and have more choices on which organizations to work with than ever before.

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Diesel emissions problems: Getting the right diagnosis, and the right repair, on the first shop visit

Overdrive Online

How to get the most out of a trip to the shop when the dashboard lights up: This edition of Overdrive Radio features a wide-ranging discussion touching on ways to mitigate condensation in the exhaust system, exhaust leaks and much more. Overdrive Radio

Shift to reverse: Lordstown Motors backtracks (again) on electric pickup orders

The Supply Chain Journal

Lordstown Motors Corp. NASDAQ: RIDE ) backtracked on statements by its president that the startup has confirmed orders for its Endurance commercial electric pickup truck, telling the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) the orders are solid but not bankable.

REV LNG Working with Hexagon Agility to Deliver Renewable Natural Gas

NGT News

REV LNG LLC, a full-service mobile energy supply and project development company, has placed an order for Mobile Pipeline modules Hexagon Agility to be used to transport and deliver renewable natural gas (RNG).

Advertising platform Skai reaches deal with Gopuff

The Supply Chain Journal

Brands and shippers looking to reach a broader audience can now access Gopuff’s customers through a media partnership with Skai. Skai is a go-to-market advertising product that allows brands and shippers to reach new customers through data-driven market intelligence and omnichannel platforms.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

The fight to find new customers and retain existing ones is the biggest business challenge for many companies. Technology will continue to play a part in fostering buyer allegiance and building brands in the “new normal.” In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

Hexagon Purus Providing Hydrogen Storage Systems to KEYOU

NGT News

KEYOU, a German clean mobility company, has selected Hexagon Purus to supply hydrogen storage systems for its H2 combustion engine as a part of KEYOU’s DEMO project. KEYOU has redesigned the traditional internal combustion engine, enabling it to run on hydrogen.

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The Daily Dash: KeepTruckin’s $190 million round

The Supply Chain Journal

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what’s happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, we highlight a Series E round of funding for KeepTruckin, Workhorse’s legal battle with the U.S. Postal Service and more. The High Five.

Gilbarco-Veeder Root Expands Fleet-Facing EV Charging Portfolio

NGT News

Gilbarco Veeder-Root has added the Series F19 to its Amps2Go line of smart Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The company says Series F19 enables Level 2 charging “in ways especially relevant for fleets operating private charging infrastructure.”

Hot Shots: Dangling truck, late spring snow, major bridge repair and more

The Supply Chain Journal

Every Friday, FreightWaves takes a look back at the week or so in social media, highlighting trucking, transportation and weather.

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The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Partners Wrap Up Refueling Station to Supply LNG to Heavy-Duty Trucks

NGT News

Global energy company Cepsa and gas utility Redexis have completed their fourth natural gas refueling station, located on the A-3 highway linking Madrid and Valencia, near the town of Castillejo de Iniesta, Spain.

GoFor taps Ian Gardner for CEO role

The Supply Chain Journal

G oFor , which has been rapidly scaling its business and branching out with new technology pilots to meet the demands of modern shippers, has a new leader. Founder and CEO Brad Rollo has stepped aside and Ian Gardner, founder and CEO of Royale EV, takes over as CEO.

3 Tips for Cargo Theft Prevention During the 4th of July | PLS Logistics Services

PLS Logistics

Cargo theft is an unpredictable year-round occurrence, but the holiday season is a prime time for freight thefts. With the 4th of July quickly approaching, it’s a great time to learn what you can do to help prevent theft

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Shipwell: Reducing food waste one on-time shipment at a time

The Supply Chain Journal

In the U.S., 30%-40% of food produced is wasted, according to the EPA. Food waste can occur on farms, in the supply chain, at stores and in homes. How much of that spoilage occurs in supply chains? A lot — about one-third, according to Shipwell. The carbon footprint of food waste in the U.S.

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Supply Chain Network Design: The Ultimate Use Cases eBook

Explore the most common use cases for network design and optimization software. This eBook shares how supply chain leaders leverage their supply chain design software to tackle a variety of challenges and questions.

Berkshire Grey Unveils Next Generation of Intelligent Enterprise Robotic Picking and Advanced Mobility Solutions

Supply Chain Brain

Berkshire Grey, a provider of AI-enabled robotic solutions that automate supply chain processes, has launched the next generation of Intelligent Enterprise Robotic picking and mobility solutions

Truck Talk: Sound off edition

The Supply Chain Journal

One of the unintended challenges arising from the near-silent operation of electric trucks is that you cannot hear them coming, especially if you are legally blind. This week, we look at how some truck manufacturers are soundly addressing the challenge. Out of sight.

Podcast | What’s Wrong With the Biopharma Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Brain

Despite its success in rushing COVID-19 vaccines to market, the biopharmaceutical supply chain is far from perfect

Walmart invests in DroneUp, plans drone deliveries from Bentonville store this summer

The Supply Chain Journal

Walmart ( NYSE: WMT ) is getting into the drone business. The company announced on Thursday that it was making an investment in DroneUp , a provider of drone services. The announcement appeared on the company’s corporate blog in a post written by John Furner, CEO and president of Walmart U.S.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

Delivery in less than 10 minutes! 3 ways in which tech is disrupting retail


3 ways in which logistics technology is improving retail and eCommerce The age of ultra-fast deliveries is here. A revolution started by a fresh wave of technology startups, ultra-fast deliveries means delivery fulfillment within 15 or 10 minutes of placing an order.

Kinaxis partners with 4flow to optimize capacity

The Supply Chain Journal

Kinaxis, a supply chain management company, has released a new application called RapidResponse that it says will enable Kinaxis’ customers to optimize their current capacity, reducing freight spend and carbon emissions for overall supply chain sustainability.

DHL Adds Sustainable Marine Fuel Option for Full-Container Load Shipments

Supply Chain Brain

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has introduced a Sustainable Marine Fuel service for Full-Container Load ocean freight shipments

CEO denies ties to sophisticated double-brokering scheme in Southern California

The Supply Chain Journal

This is Part II of an investigation into an alleged double-brokering scheme from Southern California. Read Part I here.

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.