Wed.Sep 28, 2022

Data Stewardship & Common Data Management Challenges in Logistics

MercuryGate

Data stewardship refers to managing company data and making data available to users. Data collection and sharing sound like data management. People are often confused about the difference between data management vs. data stewardship.

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Freight Agents: Is Your News Source Trustworthy?

Trinity Logistics

If there is anything we have all learned together over the last few years, it’s that nothing stays the same.

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ELD-exempt owner-ops say no to any pre-2000 exemption change

Overdrive Online

"Fix the roads and bridges. Provide more truck parking. Insist upon better training." As FMCSA considers potential change, owner-operators like the one quoted here insist the agency should leave any mods to the exemption on the cutting room floor. Regulations

Modern Slavery in Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

Yes, slavery still exists in many parts of the World. And those managing Supply Chains need to ensure they are not unknowingly supporting it! Check out the great work of the International Justice Mission: [link]. .

The 2023 Supply Chain Crystal Ball: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Olivia Montgomery, Associate Principal Supply Chain Analyst

Curious to know how your peers are navigating ongoing disruption? In this webinar, you’ll gain actionable insights from Olivia Montgomery as she walks us through Capterra’s extensive research on how businesses - notably small and midsize businesses - are addressing supply chain challenges in 2023.

Freight disruption likely for Florida coast

Commercial Carrier Journal

Inbound volumes are likely to pick up immediately in the Tampa Bay area after Hurricane Ian moves in, with outbound lagging 'a week or two.'. Economic trends

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Driving Mack Trucks' Command Steer

Commercial Carrier Journal

Mack's electrically-assisted hydraulic steering system gives heavyweight trucks a lightweight feel. Test Drives

Q&A: Tom Schmitt, CEO, Forward Air

Logistics Management

Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently interviewed Tom Schmitt, CEO of Greenville, Tenn.-based based asset-light freight and logistics services provider Forward Air.

Shops would do well to focus on culture while hiring young techs

Commercial Carrier Journal

A paycheck isn't everything. Votech officials explain how shops would do well to consider not only pay but their workplace culture as today's diesel tech students carefully consider their options with smart phones in hand. Maintenance / Technician training

IAM comes to terms on tentative rail labor deal, reports NCCC

Logistics Management

5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain

Prescriptive analytics is a type of advanced analytics that optimizes decision-making by providing a recommended action. Supply chain, with its complex planning questions, is typically an area where optimization technology is required. Read about 5 use cases.

Artificial Eyes Could Make Self-Driving Cars Safer

IoT World Today

Fitting autonomous vehicles with robotic, artificial eyes could make them safer for pedestrians. That’s the surprising conclusion from a new study conducted by a research team from Japan’s University of Tokyo.

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Emerge taps DAT for rate benchmarking for its Emerge Dynamic RFP platform

Logistics Management

Tritium Supplies U.S. Federal Transportation Operations with DC Fast Chargers

NGT News

Tritium DCFC Ltd.’s s direct current (DC) fast chargers are now available for purchase by government entities through the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) five-year Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) dedicated to equipment related to electric vehicles (EV).

How to Manage a Warehouse: The 10-Step Guide to Logistics Management

3PL Links

Learn how to successfully run a warehouse in today’s blog post to increase sales for your business.

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6 Ways Video Telematics Improves Driver Safety

An in-cab dash cam video system can help fleet operators significantly reduce risky driving, costly legal judgments, and insurance costs. Download the eBook and learn 6 ways to improve driver safety by using dash cams on your trucks.

Hertz, bp Develop EV Charging Network Across North America

NGT News

Hertz and bp has signed of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the development of a national network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations powered by bp pulse, bp’s global electrification and charging solution brand.

Hutcheson formally named as FMCSA Administrator

Logistics Management

A new leader is formally in place at the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), with the United States Senate recently formally confirming Robin Hutcheson as its seventh Administrator.

Walmart is Making Its First Move into the Metaverse with Virtual Worlds on Roblox

Supply Chain Brain

The retailer will unveil two immersive experiences on Roblox Corp.’s s virtual platform. Walmart Land will feature fashion, beauty and entertainment items, while Walmart’s Universe of Play will showcase toys, the company announced

COVID hours waiver should open door for HOS flexibility

Overdrive Online

Individual truck owners and some groups in trucking say the safe record of operators using the COVID-related hours of service waiver should allow for more flexibility in the hours of service regulations as a whole. Other groups, however, disagreed. Regulations

A Deep Dive Into Supply Chain Strategy: Why Yours Isn't Working

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain design in this post-pandemic era of economic uncertainty.

Maiden Flight for DHL’s First-Ever Fully Electric Plane

Supply Chain Brain

"Alice" lifted off Sept. 27 at 7:10 am local time from Grant County International Airport (MWH), flying for a total of eight minutes and reaching an altitude of 3,500 feet

Moving from a Transactional to a Collaborative Supply Chain in the Middle East

Locus

As the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) nations recover from the series of disruptions over the past couple of years—the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ukraine war, inflationary pressure, and the potential for rising food prices—a reinvention of logistics and supply chain operations is needed.

Bosses Can Beat the Tight Labor Market by Tearing the Paper Ceiling

Supply Chain Brain

Over 70 million workers in the U.S. have developed skills through military service, or by attending community college or other training programs, disproportionately people of color, veterans or from rural areas

How to Reduce Ocean Shipping Cost Per Ton

I.C.E. Transport

Ocean shippers can and should get the best container rate they can get. But you will get the most cost savings when you think in terms of reducing ocean shipping costs per ton – in other words, shipping the same volume of freight in fewer containers.

Getting Started With Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design

To build your supply chain’s agility and responsiveness, you need to look at scenarios more frequently instead of relying on a single plan. Let’s explore how you can apply scenario modeling in supply chain network design.

A Thoroughly Flexible Attitude in the Warehouse Will Attract and Retain Workers

Supply Chain Brain

Flexibility in the workforce isn't going away; it’s where the trends are headed. Warehouse managers need to pay heed

US Military Tests Off-Road Autonomous Vehicles

IoT World Today

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are currently being tested by the United States Department of Defense in California. The tests are being conducted by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), as part of its role to develop emerging technologies for use by the American military.

The Unstoppable Digitization of Global Logistics

Supply Chain Brain

Changes brought on by COVID-19, resource shortages and heightened demand for goods have all increased awareness about the value of global logistics digitization, and accelerated its impact

Fives aims to revolutionise the way people shop

Logistics Business Magazine

How to Gain a Competitive Edge: A Deep Dive Into Supplier Diversity Programs

Speaker: Rod Robinson - SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs and how you can gain invaluable competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

U.S. Goods-Trade Gap Narrows to Smallest Since October 2021

Supply Chain Brain

The shortfall shrank 3.2% to $87.3 billion last month, Commerce Department data showed Sept. 28, suggesting a tailwind for economic growth in the third quarter

Second phase of Redditch scheme approved

Logistics Business Magazine

Stoford has secured planning consent for the speculative development of almost 450,000 sq ft of new industrial and logistics accommodation near Redditch.

Logistics Teams Need to Rethink Contract Models in an Unpredictable Economy

Supply Chain Brain

Businesses need to rethink how they renegotiate contracts — on an as-needed basis rather than a time-based schedule — to optimize deals for both sides