Fri.Oct 08, 2021

Who will survive the coming shakeout of lidar suppliers?

The Supply Chain Journal

In the laser light-bouncing technology space awash with struggling startups, selling to more than autonomous vehicle makers is a popular growth strategy to survive a coming industry shakeout.

The Ware2Go Story with Steve Denton

The Logistics of Logistics

The Ware2Go Story with Steve Denton. Steve Denton and Joe Lynch discuss the Ware2Go story.

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Supply Chain Group Promotes From Within

Food Logistics

Brielle Jaekel, Food Logistics' associate editor, was promoted to managing editor. Professional Development

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Home Depot jumps onboard as Walmart launches third-party delivery cart

Supply Chain and Logistics

Rapid home delivery is a growing area of logistics competition in retail. Walmart has a quick delivery service, and has gotten Home Depot to participate. One interesting fact in the article is that Home Depot and Walmart rank #3 and … Continue reading → Logistics Service Management Supply Chains innovation last mile supply chains transportation

Procurement: 5 Tips to Deliver Value Beyond Savings

Now is the time for procurement teams to redefine themselves – from buyers to strategic partners across the supply chain. Take the first step today. Discover five tips for delivering procurement value beyond savings.

Diversification: The secret to growth, stability for Silver Creek Transportation

Overdrive Online

Henderson, Kentucky-based Silver Creek Transportation, in just a few years, has gone from a local aggregates hauler to a diversified carrier hauling across the lower 48 states with 24 power units. Longtime owner Jason Cowan leads the team with two sons. Small Fleet Champ

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XPO names CIO Harik to run LTL business

The Supply Chain Journal

XPO Logistics Inc. has named its chief information officer, Mario Harik, to run its LTL division, replacing Tony Brooks, who will retire, the company confirmed late Thursday night.

Can the Futuristic Hyperloop Be Utilized for Containerized Transportation?

MTS Logistics

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop transportation technology is being worked on by multiple companies. One of those companies, Virgin Hyperloop just tested that theory back in November 2020. Project Pegasus successfully carried two passengers within the capsule pod.

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Bestpass exceeds 20,000 customers, keeps eye on interoperability

The Supply Chain Journal

Bestpass is not only celebrating its 20th year of business but also the achievement of surpassing 20,000 customers. Over the past year, the leading provider of toll management solutions has achieved 100% customer growth and boasts more than $1 billion in annual toll transactions. .

Unlocking Opportunity in the Post-Purchase Ecosystem

Supply Chain Brain

Understanding customer expectations, improving their experience and implementing the right reverse logistics systems will increase shopper loyalty and prevent profit-margin erosion

The Rise of Supply Chain n.0 – 5 Ways to Thrive on Change

Ready to learn how to thrive on change? In this eBook, our experts share the 5 key steps to executing Supply Chain n.0 strategies that thrive on change.

Inbound containers staying elevated into 2022, congestion limiting ‘larger gains’

The Supply Chain Journal

The National Retail Federation expects imports to the nation’s largest retail container ports to continue at a high clip through at least February. In a Thursday update, the group said its forecasts would have been even higher but congestion, capacity and labor headwinds are limiting throughput.

Make the Most of Your Time: Eliminate Manual Processes with a TMS

Trinity Logistics

No one likes spending their valuable time working on manual tasks that take forever. Streamlining operations with automation is the dream for every business, yet many companies still rely on spreadsheets and manual interactions.

GLS to acquire Rosenau Transport for $288M

The Supply Chain Journal

GLS has agreed to acquire Alberta, Canada-based trucking and logistics firm Rosenau Transport for $288 million in a deal that gives the Royal Mail subsidiary a nearly Canada-wide network for its freight and parcel business.

Industry Group Collaborates to Advance Hydrogen Refueling Standards

NGT News

The Hydrogen Heavy Duty Vehicle Industry Group – comprised of hydrogen industry leaders Air Liquide, Hyundai, Nel Hydrogen, Nikola Corp., Shell and Toyota, has signed agreements with Tatsuno Corp. and Transfer Oil S.p.A.

SAP S/4HANA: 4 Tips to Get You Started on the Right Path

With SAP S/4HANA at the core of your digital transformation, you can empower your supply chain with intelligent process automation, unprecedented visibility, actionable insights and real-time collaboration.

Drone Disruptors: DroneDek’s mailbox of the future

The Supply Chain Journal

Welcome to this final installment of Drone Disruptors. So far, Modern Shipper has sat down with four CEOs from four of the most dynamic startups in the drone delivery space.

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Intersect Power, Electric Hydrogen Advance Use of Green Hydrogen

NGT News

Intersect Power, a clean energy company focused on low-carbon solutions retail and wholesale energy customers, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Electric Hydrogen, an electrolyzer manufacturer led by a team of energy transition veterans from First Solar and Tesla, to advance green hydrogen production infrastructure.

Truck transportation jobs rose in September, but not by much

The Supply Chain Journal

Truck transportation jobs rose by a modest amount in September compared to August at a rate that is close to “normal” but must be considered disappointing by the legion of recruiters seeking to fill truck and tractor seats.

U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes are mixed in September, reports AAR

Logistics Management

Rail carloads—at 1,167,682—were up 4.3%, or 47,858 carloads, annually, and intermodal containers and trailers—at 1,328,527—were off 1.9

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4 Critical Steps to Build into Your Digital Logistics Strategy

Up your logistics game by empowering your supply chain with AI-powered analytics, real-time collaboration, IoT-enabled track and trace, and cognitive decision-making to achieve digital logistics success. Build your strategy around these 4 critical steps.

FreightWaves Classics/Fallen Flags: The Nickel Plate Line was a major player in the Midwest (Part 2)

The Supply Chain Journal

There are many people interested in former transportation companies, whether they were trucking companies, railroads, airlines or ocean lines. They are called “fallen flags,” and the term describes those companies whose corporate names have been dissolved through merger, bankruptcy or liquidation.

Panjiva data points to steady September import levels

Logistics Management

Total September U.S-bound bound containerized freight imports—at 2,864,980 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units)—was up 5.1% annually, which was down from August’s 11.2% annual increase. And September shipments posted a 17.4% annual gain compared to September 2019.

Hot Shots: Beer spill, flash floods, memorial on a truck and more

The Supply Chain Journal

Every Friday, FreightWaves takes a look at the past week or so on social media, highlighting images in trucking, transportation and weather. This week features beer lost in a truck rollover, vehicles stuck in Southern floodwaters, a memorial traveling on a big rig and more. Party foul.

Podcast | Suppliers vs. Buyers: Who Holds the Power Today?

Supply Chain Brain

Is there any room for actual collaboration between suppliers and buyers, based on more than just price

Cognitive Manufacturing: 4 Strategic Pillars That Drive Successful Outcomes

Manufacturers are eagerly embracing Industry 4.0 to gain end-to-end supply chain visibility, reduce OpEx spend, improve asset health and accelerate time to market. Explore the 4 strategic pillars that drive successful cognitive manufacturing outcomes.

Flood threat continues on Southeast trucking lanes

The Supply Chain Journal

Truckers will hit more periods of torrential rain Friday in the Southeast, with additional areas of flash flooding likely. More flood photos from Highway 119 last night.

ShipRight offers up a look at a regional carrier’s approach to Peak Season

Logistics Management

Executive leadership for South Portland, Maine-based ShipRight, a provider of order fulfillment, contact center and final mile delivery services, provided LM with a look at how it approaches Peak Season, both from a preparation and operations perspective

Lineage completes acquisition of Dutch cold storage company

The Supply Chain Journal

After striking a deal in June, cold storage warehouse operator Lineage Logistics LLC has announced it has completed the acquisition of Netherlands-based cold storage company Kloosterboer Group. That adds 8.4 million cubic yards of capacity to Lineage’s current 74.5

Clogged-up Felixstowe’s empties now clogging up London Gateway

The LoadStar

London Gateway has shut its gates to some empty container flows after receiving a deluge of boxes diverted from Felixstowe, which had similar problems earlier in the week.

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Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.