Mon.Sep 13, 2021

What the Clean Label Trend Means for 3PLs

Food Logistics

Clean label products increase in the food industry, as consumers look for healthier products. But what does this mean for the 3PLs that transport them? Transportation / 3PL/4PL

The Freight RFP Process is Broken – Let’s Fix It with Maggie Petrovic

The Logistics of Logistics

The Freight RFP Process is Broken – Let’s Fix It with Maggie Petrovic. Maggie Petrovic and Joe Lynch discuss the freight RFP process is broken – let’s fix it. Maggie is the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Emerge , a company that is Reinventing Freight Procurement.

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Can Manufacturers be Both Lean and Resilient?

Logistics Viewpoints

President Joe Biden holding up a wafer of semiconductor while discussing ways to address a semiconductor shortage. April 12, 2021. There has been much commentary about global supply chains not being resilient enough. All the disruptions caused by the pandemic, of course, has contributed to this.

Happening Now: Record number of ships in port at L.A./Long Beach

West Coast and California Logistics

As we head into peak season, supply chain congestion at/near the ports of Southern California is only getting worse – especially when it comes to container ship congestion. Happening Now

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.

Looking back on 9/11's lasting trucking legacy

Overdrive Online

This retrospective on trucking history post-9/11 comes on the occasion of the 20th anniversary. While impacts of that event are impossible to exhaustively chronicle, Overdrive found shifts in security protocols, driver camaraderie, freight, and more. Channel 19

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Essential Tools for Managing Construction Projects

Trux

trux logistics software managing construction projects

Locomation convoy plan doubles down on autonomous trucking challenge

The Supply Chain Journal

Autonomous trucking startup Locomation is pursuing with two Class 8 trucks what others are trying to accomplish with one: ultimately operating without a driver in either cab.

UPS is set to acquire Roadie, in deal with an eye on the last mile

Logistics Management

Late last week, one global Atlanta-based company purchased a smaller Atlanta-based one, with freight transportation and logistics titan UPS announcing it entered into an agreement to acquire Roadie, and on-the-way delivery service with the nation’s largest local same-day footprint

Rates red-hot in August, shipments high but capacity constrained

The Supply Chain Journal

August data from Cass Information Systems shows a sequential surge in expenditures, a proxy for freight rates, with shipments stepping higher as well. The year-over-year comparisons for both subindexes were materially higher again. Freight rates up and to the right.

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.

Case Study: Rastrac Recovers Stolen Refrigeration Unit

RasTrac

Rastrac announces a case study detailing how their GPS asset tracking system was able to recover a refrigeration rental unit that had been stolen in a rural South Carolina town. Asset Tracking

Shipping stocks hit fresh highs amid COVID-era supply chain chaos

The Supply Chain Journal

The mainstream press is now awash in articles on global supply chain breakdowns, exorbitant shipping costs, clogged ports , emptying store shelves and rising inflation. That’s good news for sentiment toward many (but not all) ocean shipping stocks.

Kansas City Southern says it is leaning towards revised offer from CP

Logistics Management

The respective pursuits of Class I railroad carrier Kansas City Southern (CN) by Canadian Class Is CP and Canadian National (CN) appears to have reached the end of the line, with KCS announcing on September 12 that its Board of Directors has indicated that the revised offer submitted by CP is a “Company Superior Proposal."

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ATA warns vaccine mandate could do ‘harm’

The Supply Chain Journal

The American Trucking Associations does not like the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate. In a prepared statement released late Friday, ATA President and CEO Chris Spear said the mandate announced Thursday would “fall short” of the medical standard to “do no harm.”.

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.

Five Rules for the Next Supply Chain Crisis

Supply Chain Brain

Businesses everywhere are looking to build supply chain resilience. Here are five places to start

DOE/EIA diesel price is down, by as little as possible

The Supply Chain Journal

Outside of not changing at all, the smallest amount the weekly Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration retail diesel price can move is one-tenth of one cent. And that’s how much it went down effective Monday: 0.1 cent per gallon, to $3.372.

Orange EV Releases Fast-charge Terminal Trucks for Intermodal Operations

NGT News

Orange EV, a manufacturer of heavy-duty, electric vehicle (EV) truck solutions, has announced its new intermodal terminal trucks, scheduled to be available Q3 2022, to meet the increased cargo handling and lifting demands required by port and rail intermodal operations.

Port Houston to close terminals to prepare for Tropical Storm Nicholas

The Supply Chain Journal

Port Houston will close its container terminals in preparation for Tropical Storm Nicholas, which is expected to produce a significant flooding threat around the greater Houston area. The Bayport, Barbours Cut and Turning Basin container terminals will cease ingate operations at 3 p.m.

Just in Time vs. Just in Case: What’s the Way Forward for Supply Chains?

Just-in-time supply chains worked just fine — until they didn’t. Is more inventory the answer? It’s not a binary solution. Read this latest GEP paper to learn how enterprises can ensure adequate supplies without running excess inventory.

Echo Global Logistics is going private, will be acquired by The Jordan Company

Logistics Management

Chicago-based third-party logistics and technology-enabled transportation services provider Echo Global Logistics announced late last week it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by global private equity firm The Jordan Company for $48.25

TCI pushes to add industry veterans to CN board, remove CEO

The Supply Chain Journal

An activist shareholder is pushing forward with plans to propose the removal of CN President and CEO JJ Ruest and add four industry veterans to the board following the railroad’s likely failed attempt to acquire Kansas City Southern.

Want the best out of your ERP? Here’s what you need to know:

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

A successful ERP solution is the foundation on which companies can launch new initiatives, streamline and improve existing operations, reduce costs, and grow the bottom line. But even the best ERP solutions count for nothing if they are not utilized properly.

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Cargo airline Amerijet dumps CEO Tim Strauss after 1 year

The Supply Chain Journal

All-cargo airline Amerijet International abruptly ousted CEO Tim Strauss on Monday after only one year on the job and announced that former CEO and current Executive Chairman Vic Karjian will replace him on an interim basis, effective Saturday, while it conducts a search for a new CEO.

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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.

TrueCommerce announces it has acquired DiCentral

Logistics Management

TrueCommerce officials said that by bringing DiCentral into the fold, it helps the company to expand its global network, add to its solutions portfolio, and also grow its geographic footprint.

Bankers have ‘never seen a stronger seller’s market’ for 3PLs

The Supply Chain Journal

Buyers look for differentiation in an expensive field. The market for buying and selling third-party logistics providers and freight brokerages is red hot, according to Capstone Partners investment bankers Burke Smith and Nathan Feldman.

Why ‘Reborn in Digital’ Manufacturers Will Outpace the Competition

Supply Chain Brain

As Industry 4.0 has transformed manufacturing, a new kind of participant has emerged: the “reborn in digital” company

Biden target: Produce 3B gallons of sustainable aviation fuel by 2030

The Supply Chain Journal

The Biden administration on Thursday announced an interim goal to produce 3 billion gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) per year by 2030 on the way to net-zero emissions by mid-century. Commercial domestic and international flights in the U.S.

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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.