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Why Nobody Sends Out an RFP for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

In my 25+ years as an industry analyst, I have reviewed (and helped craft) many Request for Proposals (RFP) for supply chain and logistics software applications — especially for shippers and third party logistics providers (3PLs) looking for a transportation management system (TMS) or a supply chain visibility solution. Never, in 25 years, have I.

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Happening Now: US retailers upgrade H1 import forecast

West Coast and California Logistics

According to the JOC , US retailers have significantly revised their import forecast for the first half of 2024 upwards. This upgrade is buoyed by ocean carriers expanding services across all coasts, signaling confidence against overcapacity concerns.

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Owner Jason 'Otis' Harris's '24 389: Laced fenders, lift bumper, more

Overdrive Online

Oakley-leased end dump puller Jason "Otis" Harris, based in Clanton, Alabama, has always been a fan of Peterbilts. He's always been a fan of the color yellow, too. With his 2024 389, debuted at MATS, he got the best of both worlds.

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In the Transition to Electric Vehicles, Components Sourcing Will Be a Growing Challenge

Supply Chain Brain

While welcome from a sustainability perspective, the shift to electric vehicles creates challenges for companies that supply traditional components and the original equipment manufacturers that rely on them.

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7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders are presented with their fair share of challenges, with a host of tools and strategies to resolve them. That said, what’s the best path forward to leverage this year’s trends? In this recap of a recent GEP-WBR webinar, 7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024, GEP’s Pramod Sethumadhavan explores seven vital leadership trends that will help guide procurement and supply chain decision-makers.

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Sarah Ruffcorn, Trinity Logistics’s President, Named ‘Distinguished Woman in Logistics’

Trinity Logistics

Trinity Logistics, a leading third-party logistics provider (3PL), is thrilled to announce that President Sarah Ruffcorn has been named the recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award (DWLA) by the Women in Trucking Association (WIT). The announcement took place during the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) Conference held in Phoenix, Arizona, April 10 -13, 2024.

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The Current State of the Freight Brokerage Environment

FreightWaves SONAR

Photo by Jim Allen Long-lived, loose freight market environments are extremely challenging for freight brokerages, but if the market tightens sharply, many brokers will experience a nightmare scenario, with all of their contracts falling under water. Many brokerages’ books of business consist of a mix of transactional spot and managed transportation/contract activity.

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Majority of Companies Failing to Curb Plastic Pollution, Says Nonprofit

Supply Chain Brain

The report found that just 79% of nearly 3,000 companies that provided data were simply not aware of the risks linked to their plastic-related activities.

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Propel Fuels Brings Flex Fuel E85 to Northwest at Road Warrior Travel Center

NGT News

Low-carbon fuel retailer Propel Fuels has opened the company’s first Flex Fuel E85 station in Washington state, partnering with the Road Warrior Travel Center to introduce a new low-cost, high-performance fuel choice to the Yakima Valley. Propel and Road Warrior are celebrating the availability of Flex Fuel E85 with a $1.85/gallon event April 11-12 at […] The post Propel Fuels Brings Flex Fuel E85 to Northwest at Road Warrior Travel Center appeared first on NGT News.

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Widespread Implications for Businesses After Massive Cyber Attack

Supply Chain Brain

The breach may have exposed hundreds of Sisense’s customers to a software supply chain attack and provided the attacker with a door into the company’s customer networks.

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Artificial Intelligence and the Transportation Industry

Artificial intelligence has quickly become a feature of everyday life: Using face ID to unlock a phone, communicating with online chatbots, and letting “smart” appliances help manage our homes are just a few of the ways that we interact with AI regularly. Forward-looking businesses are also using AI to transform their operations and gain a competitive edge.

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Lamppost Charging: Taking It to the Streets of US Cities

NGT News

Voltpost, the lamppost electric vehicle charging company, is developing and deploying EV charging projects in major U.S. metropolitan areas including New York, Chicago and Detroit this spring. The company retrofits lampposts into a modular and upgradable Level 2 EV charging platform powered by a mobile app. This first-of-a-kind platform provides people convenient and affordable charging […] The post Lamppost Charging: Taking It to the Streets of US Cities appeared first on NGT News.

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New Brexit Rules Could Add Billions to Cost of Meat, Dairy Imports into U.K.

Supply Chain Brain

New restrictions on meat and dairy brought into the U.K. from Europe could add as much as £2 billion to total import costs.

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New lithium-ion options for Hyster® UT forklift range

Logistics Business Magazine

The choice of lithium-ion forklift options is set to step up a gear with the launch of several new competitively priced models from Hyster. The new four-wheel UTL and three-wheel UTTL lithium-ion counterbalance forklifts provide the dependability and strength expected from the Hyster brand, and are bolstered by unmatched aftermarket support, warranty, and fast parts supply.

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U.S. Fleet Professionals Look Toward Sustainability to Cut Down on Rising Operating Costs

Supply Chain Brain

Nearly 70% of those surveyed say they saw a "sizable decrease in operating expenses" after implementing sustainability measures.

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Next-Gen Procurement: Transforming Processes with the Power of Generative AI

Generative AI goes beyond just automating tasks and providing real-time answers. Did you know that implementing generative AI reduces sourcing cycle times and allows for faster decision-making across procurement operations? In this whitepaper — Next-Gen Procurement: Transforming Processes With the Power of Generative AI — experts reveal how the strategic application of generative AI within procurement processes is paving the way for groundbreaking improvements.

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How To Keep Your Automated Trucks Running Smoothly

Logistics Business Magazine

STILL, the Hamburg-based intralogistics provider, is systematically expanding its service concept and will soon be offering fast and flexible on-site service for automated trucks. In addition to the comprehensive service network and the expertise of STILL service technicians, a new digital service concept and, in particular, the use of standardised components will contribute to this.

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Best Buy, Microsoft, Junk Kouture Partner for Earth Month to Turn E-Waste into Fashion

Supply Chain Brain

Devices recycled with Best Buy will be repurposed by students at four New York schools to create sustainable fashion designs.

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InPost announce new UK CEO, Neil Kuschel

Logistics Business Magazine

InPost is proud to announce the appointment of Neil Kuschel as UK CEO with immediate effect. Neil brings extensive knowledge and a wealth of experience in the logistics and technology industries, with a focus on supporting UK eCommerce retailers in their growth journey. After a 20-year career with DHL , Neil joined the cross-border e-commerce enabler, Global-e, as European CEO, taking them through a successful Nasdaq IPO.

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Report Finds Global Coal Capacity Grew to All-Time High in 2023

Supply Chain Brain

The report estimates that the global coal fleet grew by 2% last year, with two-thirds of that driven by China alone.

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Scaling Logistics for Success: A White Claw Story

Speaker: Scott Campbell and Molly Feller

As the demand for your products skyrockets 🚀, you're likely experiencing logistical challenges that are preventing you from scaling your business. The sudden surge in demand can be exciting, but it can also put a strain on your supply chain and logistics operations. In this webinar, join Scott Campbell, Vice President, Logistics & Demand at Mark Anthony Services and Molly Feller, VP Logistics as a Service Operations at e2open, as they explore the challenges that arise when companies expe

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Electric Truck Developer Windrose Technology Completes Financing Round

NGT News

Electric heavy-duty truck developer Windrose Technology has completed the second phase of its Series B financing, raising the total funding for this round to $110 million. Investors in this round of financing include London-based HSBC, Boston-based HITE Hedge Asset Management, industrial real estate and digital infrastructure specialist Goodman Group, and executives from global brands and […] The post Electric Truck Developer Windrose Technology Completes Financing Round appeared first on

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Watch: Why Tech Is Playing Catchup With E-Commerce Customer Expectations

Supply Chain Brain

Farrukh Mahboob, founder and chief executive officer of PackageX, explains why technological advances aren't keeping pace with the intensifying service demands of e-commerce customers.

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Internet Sales Tax Tips for Ecommerce Stores

Ship Monk

April is tax time, which makes this a good time to bring up the topic of ecommerce sales tax. In reality, every day is tax time for U.S. ecommerce stores. That’s because ecommerce businesses need to do their taxes with every sale they make. That means complying with sales tax regulations in the state where your business is based, as well as understanding and following the rules in the states, counties, cities and jurisdictions, and countries where your customers are located — yes, all of them!

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Podcast | ‘Sisters of the Road’: A Woman Driver’s Life in Trucking

Supply Chain Brain

Idella Hansen got behind the wheel of a truck for the first time at the age of 11.

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GEP Procurement & Supply Chain Tech Trends Report

The technological landscape is dynamic and changes quickly. And for procurement and supply chain leaders looking to harness the power of technology to navigate complex challenges and an uncertain business environment, keeping up with the latest trends can be its own obstacle. So, what’s on the technological horizon for procurement and supply chain for the year ahead?

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How Supply Chain Orchestration Can Help Prevent Drug Shortages

Logistics Viewpoints

Drug shortages strike fear into people’s hearts. If you’re a patient in need of a particular drug for a critical health condition, you fear not being able to get access to the medicine you need. If you’re a pharmaceutical company, you fear the hit to your business, both headlines and bottom line. It takes enormous investments in R&D to produce successful drugs.