Wed.Nov 29, 2023

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Bridging Supply Chain Silos with Pawan Joshi

The Logistics of Logistics

Pawan Joshi and Joe Lynch discuss bridging supply chain silos. Pawan is the Executive Vice President, Product Management & Strategy at E2Open , a supply chain platform that is helping the world’s largest companies transform the way they make, move, and sell goods and services. About Pawan Joshi Pawan Joshi joined E2open in 2003 and currently serves as Executive Vice President, Product Management & Strategy.

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Omni-Channel Fulfillment is Key for the Holiday Season

Logistics Viewpoints

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are in the rear-view mirror and the holiday shopping season is in full swing. That means that the holiday shipping season is in full swing too. The National Retail Federation (NRF) has issued its annual forecast, anticipating that retail sales will grow between 4 percent and 6 percent in 2023, meaning sales will reach between $5.13 trillion and $5.23 trillion this year.

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“Social Loafing” in Human-Robot Teams

Talking Logistics

Does social loafing, defined as reduced individual effort on a task performed in a team compared to a task performed alone, occur in human–robot teams? Researchers from the Technical University of Berlin explored that question in a recent study. Here’s the introduction to their research paper published in October 2023 in Frontiers in Robotics and. Read more The post “Social Loafing” in Human-Robot Teams appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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NYC to Transition Heavy-Duty Fleet to Renewable Fuel

NGT News

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) Commissioner Dawn M. Pinnock outlined a plan that will make New York City the first city on the East Coast to transition all heavy-duty vehicles in the city’s fleet from fossil to renewable fuel. The city’s fleet currently includes […] The post NYC to Transition Heavy-Duty Fleet to Renewable Fuel appeared first on NGT News.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Florida Producer Growers, Brokerages Included in ReposiTrak Expansion

Supply Chain Brain

Some of the new users include a Longwood, Florida-based watermelon grower, processor and brokerage as well as an Immokalee, Florida-based green bean, eggplant, squash and pepper grower.

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Amazon Launches Four New AWS Supply Chain Tools

Supply Chain Brain

The new tools include AWS Supply Chain Planning, AWS Supply Chain N-Tier Visibility, AWS Supply Chain Sustainability and Amazon Q.

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Happening Now: Guarding Against Cyber Risk is a Key Logistics Focus

West Coast and California Logistics

According to Inbound Logistics , “about half (51%) of transportation companies worry about the potential for compromise, theft, and/or loss of customer/client records due to theft.” The article then goes into detail about what transportation and logistics companies can do to be better equipped to combat threats.

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Transatlantic Flight Powered by Alternative Fuels Lands in U.S.

Supply Chain Brain

Of the two types of alternative fuels used for the flight, 88% were derived from waste fats while the remaining 12% came from U.S.-based corn production waste.

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Canada Cartage acquiring The GTI Group

Commercial Carrier Journal

Canada Cartage Corporation, one of Canada’s largest transportation and logistics providers, enters in the U.S. market for the first time.

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Rethinking Direct Materials Sourcing: The Tools You Need To Manage Costs, Risks and Sustainability

Direct materials sourcing is evolving, with procurement now tasked not only with cost efficiency but managing sustainability and risk management. The environment is marked by heightened demand and expectations, compounded by challenges such as rising input prices, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical tensions. While some embrace cutting-edge tools like AI and blockchain for global trade functions, others lag in technology adoption.

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B2B Buying Behavior Now Aligned with Consumer Buying Habits

Supply Chain Brain

Ninety percent of responders said that the demand for digital B2B buying experiences has increased either somewhat or substantially over the last two years.

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Infrastructure failure or 'reckless driver': Shoulder rollover 'preventable'?

Overdrive Online

When a car veered directly into this trucker's path, he braked hard, steering safe to a shoulder. To his horror, it turned out to be so soft his rig slowly rolled onto its side, in a ditch. His carrier judged the accident preventable, and he appealed.

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How to Reduce Warehouse Picking Errors

Supply Chain Brain

Picking errors are common at the best of times, but they can be a particular issue when it comes to recruiting new and inexperienced workers.

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Are We Ready for Climate Change in Logistics and Shipping?

MTS Logistics

In 2021, I wrote an article about climate change and its effects on logistic sector after Hurricane Ida hit Louisiana. Within two years, we haven’t seen significant changes. There are laws getting rejected all over the world, even in the most civilized countries and climate change activists are still fighting for to make their voice more noticeable. “Our world is going through one of the most challenging periods; we are receiving news of disasters from various regions around the globe.

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How to Conduct Workplace Incident Investigations to Create Safer Workplaces

This white paper provides a comprehensive overview of global workplace incident trends, focusing on the top three biases leading to such incidents. It also highlights the significance of CSA Z1005 as a risk management standard and outlines the ROI of thorough incident investigations, covering emergency response to post-incident interviews. Additionally, it introduces an Investigation Evidence Gathering Matrix.

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Walmart Increasing Imports to the U.S. from India

Supply Chain Brain

Walmart shipped 25% of its U.S. imports from India between January 2023 and August 2023, up from just 2% in 2018.

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Connecticut scraps plan to ban ICE vehicles

Commercial Carrier Journal

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont had very little legislative support.

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Three Ways Technology Can Stop Greenwashing in its Tracks

Supply Chain Brain

Mitigating the legal, financial and reputational risks of greenwashing is complex, but it has also never been more important.

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New York Zero-Emission School Buses Receive $100 Million in Funding

NGT News

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul says $100 million is now available for zero-emission school buses under the $4.2 billion Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022. The New York School Bus Incentive Program (NYSBIP) provides funding to make clean buses and the associated charging infrastructure more affordable for public school […] The post New York Zero-Emission School Buses Receive $100 Million in Funding appeared first on NGT News.

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GEP Outlook Report 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders have faced their share of disruption and economic turmoil these past four years. Whether from geopolitical tensions or the havoc caused by the pandemic and its aftershocks, plenty of challenges remain. Despite this, leaders are seeing a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel — inflation is decreasing, interest rates are leveling off and supply chain volatility is easing.

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Nio and Geely Sign Battery Swapping Agreement

Supply Chain Brain

Geely is the second car manufacturer to sign a battery swapping deal with Nio, who is also working with Changan Automobile.

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First Student Deploys Electric School Buses in Providence

NGT News

First Student, a leading operator of electric school buses in North America, and Providence Public Schools have deployed the first electric school buses in the City of Providence, R.I. The four buses are also the company’s first electric vehicles in that state. The zero-emission electric school buses will serve hundreds of students and families in […] The post First Student Deploys Electric School Buses in Providence appeared first on NGT News.

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Watch: Challenges in a Changing LTL Market

Supply Chain Brain

Kent Williams, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Averitt, would like to see better relationships between shippers and less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers.

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eRoadMAP Tool Enables Planning for EV Power, Infrastructure Needs

NGT News

As part of its EVs2Scale2030 initiative, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) – with support from truck and car manufacturers, fleet operators, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the DOE National Labs and RMI – has released eRoadMAP. This interactive online resource is intended to help electric power companies and industry stakeholders effectively plan for […] The post eRoadMAP Tool Enables Planning for EV Power, Infrastructure Needs appeared first on NGT News.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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Container Shipping Lines Over-ordered Vessels

Logistics Business Magazine

Container shipping CEOs have killed the golden goose by ordering too many ships, and also might need to re-examine the type of vessels suited to a more regional world dominated by geopolitical tensions, according to the former chairman of two of the world’s leading carriers. Bronson Hsieh (pictured), former chairman of both Evergreen and Yang Ming container lines, told the latest episode of The Freight Buyers’ Club podcast, that while containerized shipping volumes were predicted to grow by 2.2

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EVgo Extends EV Fast-Charging Station Partnership with Meijer

NGT News

EVgo Inc., one of the nation’s largest public fast-charging networks for electric vehicles, will install new fast-charging stations in the Midwest in an expanded partnership with Meijer, a regional grocery retailer. The new EVgo stations will be built in Ohio and feature up to six stalls at select Meijer locations, equipped with high-power 350 kW […] The post EVgo Extends EV Fast-Charging Station Partnership with Meijer appeared first on NGT News.

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Planning Permission for Logistics Park

Logistics Business Magazine

Planning permission has been granted for a further phase of development at Prologis Park Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, UK, as a result of collaboration between leading owner, developer and investor of logistics property, Prologis UK and Dacorum Borough Council. The next wave of development will see five new units being built within Maylands Business Park, which is already home to a number of businesses, including Hermes and Vitabiotics.

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Top 7 Logistics Applications for Optimizing Your 3PL Business

IFS Blogs

Learn more about these seven logistics applications and discover how to unlock their potential to optimize your 3PL business.

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GEP Spend Category Outlook 2024

Your Roadmap to Smarter Spend Management in 2024 Geopolitical, economic and supply chain challenges will stick around in 2024, but don’t despair. There are strategic opportunities to leverage AI-powered technology and digital toolsets to overcome these hurdles more effectively. GEP experts in nearly two dozen critical categories guide you in the right direction in our annual comprehensive resource — GEP Spend Category Outlook 2024.

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What is a Dry Van Truck? All You Need to Know About Dry Van Shipping

GoShip Blog

What Is A Dry Van Truck? If you’re in the shipping industry, you’ve likely heard the term ‘dry van truck’ tossed around. But what is a dry van truck? A dry van truck is a trailer used to transport cargo that is not temperature-sensitive and is one of the most common types of trucks on the road today. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at what dry van shipping is, how it works, and how it is used in the transportation industry.

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Taking Control of Parcel Delivery

Logistics Business Magazine

Small ecommerce businesses are hugely reliant on the quality and timeliness of parcel delivery services to ensure customer satisfaction – and growing numbers are taking control of the process by bringing parcel labelling in house, as Jay Kim, Managing Director, BIXOLON Europe GmbH explains. Delivery Imperative Ecommerce companies have long recognised the importance of a robust, reliable delivery experience, from offering customers delivery choice to ensuring products arrive on time.

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ASRS and Software Enhance Milk Delivery

Logistics Business Magazine

Swisslog, a leading provider of best-in-class intralogistics warehouse automation and software, has announced that Walmart will install a Swisslog automation solution within its Valdosta, Georgia, USA facility to enable seamless material flow and increase uptime. Walmart is planning to break ground on the milk processing facility later this year and the project is scheduled to be completed in 2025.