Mon.Jul 19, 2021

Industry Shortages in 2021

3PL Insights

Many industries are having trouble keeping up with demand as the U.S. businesses are operating at full capacity. Businesses that were forced to reduce on-hand inventory at the start of the pandemic are now struggling to replenish their stock.

Successful Bulk Food Transport with Chris Fish

The Logistics of Logistics

Successful Bulk Food Transport with Chris Fish. Chris Fish and Joe Lynch discuss bulk food transport. Chris is the Senior Vice President of Dedicated Contract Transportation by Ruan Transportation which provides Dedicated Contract Transportation, Managed Transportation, and Value-added Warehousing.

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Tata Steel Europe’s Connected Planning Journey

Logistics Viewpoints

Tata Steel Europe Plant in Wales. The steel industry is not easy. A ton of steel can cost as little as $700. A pound of apples costs about the same as a pound of steel, yet steel is a complex product produced using high-tech metallurgical and manufacturing processes.

Successful Bulk Food Transport with Chris Fish

The Logistics of Logistics

Successful Bulk Food Transport with Chris Fish. Chris Fish and Joe Lynch discuss bulk food transport. Chris is the Senior Vice President of Dedicated Contract Transportation by Ruan Transportation which provides Dedicated Contract Transportation, Managed Transportation, and Value-added Warehousing.

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.

South Dakota waives hours of service to help petroleum resupply

The Supply Chain Journal

South Dakota has responded to the issue of a tight market for fuel tanker trucks by extending allowable hours of service for petroleum deliveries until Aug.

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Industry tailwinds push shippers toward fewer, more advanced partners

The Supply Chain Journal

Today’s shippers have found themselves grappling with a variety of secular tailwinds, namely e-commerce growth, automation and outsourcing.

Will Global Supply Problems Choke Off Economic Recovery?

Supply Chain Brain

Numbers from the first quarter of this year show that the U.S. economy is “back in business.” ” But can it keep up the momentum

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More LTL carriers may follow AAA Cooper to the altar, consultant says

The Supply Chain Journal

Five or 10 years ago, a truckload carrier would have looked askance at acquiring an LTL carrier. Truckload carriers were comfortable shipping directly from the shipper to the consignee at a minimal fixed cost, a model that runs counter to the multistop terminal networks of LTL carriers.

Friend of Overdrive’s founder recalls Mike Parkhurst ‘wasn’t afraid of nothing’

Overdrive Online

Owner-op Donald Ridzon’s memories of Overdrive founder Mike Parkhurst haven’t dimmed: “He was always willing to dive into something that was different. He never backed out of it." Here find more memories of Parkhurst approaching 7 years since his passing. Overdrive Extra

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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!

7 reasons why trucking is my chosen career

The Supply Chain Journal

Here’s an interesting question for you: Why become a truck driver if you had to convince a group of young people why it’s a good profession? If you were in this position, what would you tell them?

British International Freight Association Reiterates Need to Prepare for EU Trade Rule Changes

Food Logistics

The customs environment should beware of the implications of failing to make the declarations that will become necessary. Transportation / Ocean Ports & Carriers

DHL to swarm Europe with 4,000 cargo drones

The Supply Chain Journal

DHL said Monday it will use more than 4,000 heavy-cargo drones provided by Dronamics for its logistics and parcel network in Europe. The Black Swan unmanned aircraft can carry 770 pounds up to 1,500 miles.

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LM reader survey indicates 2021 Peak Season is expected to be more active than 2020

Logistics Management

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.

MSC warns of international intermodal impacts on West and East coasts

The Supply Chain Journal

Ocean carrier MSC reports that U.S. freight railroads have started to reduce import rail traffic at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as well as New York as the U.S. experiences record import volumes.

Canada’s trucking industry should be proud

Truck News

“The big American companies are going to eat us all up!” I heard this a lot in the mid-90s. Schneider was moving into Canada at the time. JB Hunt seemed poised to enter. Roadway bought up Reimer and Celadon bought out Yanke and Hyndman. There was a lot of doom and gloom among drivers.

J.B. Hunt says service recovery hinges on several factors

The Supply Chain Journal

Management from J.B. Hunt Transport Services said dislocation throughout the supply chain remains in place but that there is now some “momentum” toward improvement.

JetBlue Expands Sustainable Fuel Usage

NGT News

JetBlue has entered into a new relationship with World Energy and World Fuel Services for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). JetBlue’s LAX flights using SAF started this month. This increase in the airline’s usage of SAF includes 1.5

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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.

FreightWaves Classics: White Motor Company was a trucking pioneer

The Supply Chain Journal

For eight decades (1900-1980), White Motor Company was a mainstay of American automobile, truck, bus and agricultural tractor manufacturing. A White Motor Company tanker truck. Photo: National Park Service). 1924 white motor company wrecker. Jim Allen/FreightWaves @ Iowa 80 Trucking Museum.

CPUC Lays out Vehicle Electrification Priorities

NGT News

On July 15, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) finalized a section of its transportation electrification framework, setting near-term priorities for transportation electrification to guide investments by the state’s utilities over the next several years.

Delivery sweetening the pot for recreational cannabis businesses

The Supply Chain Journal

Americans can have just about anything delivered to their front doors, whether it’s a pizza or a bag of groceries or a shiny new SUV. But it has long been taboo – under the law, at least – to deliver recreational cannabis.

Kinder Morgan Acquiring Growing RNG Player Kinetrex

NGT News

Energy infrastructure company Kinder Morgan Inc. KMI) has agreed to acquire Indianapolis-based Kinetrex Energy from an affiliate of Parallel49 Equity.

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!

ATA seeks to liberalize rules on qualifying mechanical inspectors, citing shortage

The Supply Chain Journal

In another sign that the pool of employees is getting tight up and down the supply chain, the American Trucking Associations is seeking a rule change to enable more supply of an overlooked part of how all the moving parts come together.

Oberon Fuels Welcomes Propane Vet Cinch Munson

NGT News

Oberon Fuels, a California-based provider of renewable dimethyl ether (rDME) transportation fuels, has announced the addition of longtime propane industry exec Cinch Munson.

Oregon’s Bootleg fire now as big as New York City

The Supply Chain Journal

Dozens of wildfires are still burning across the West, producing smoke, poor air quality and leading to road closures in some areas. It’s unlikely the situation will get better in the coming weeks and months. Bootleg fire.

Volvo CTO to Keynote ACT Expo

NGT News

The organizers of the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo have announced Lars Stenqvist, chief technology officer of the Volvo Group, as a keynote speaker for the upcoming event. The 10th annual conference and expo is returning to the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California on Aug.

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.