Wed.Feb 17, 2021

How the Inland Port Can Better Connect U.S. Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

As we aim to build more resilient supply chains, we must rethink space, process and workforce development. Each of these factors converge at the inland port

Amazon vs Target vs Walmart with Rick Watson

The Logistics of Logistics

Amazon vs Target vs Walmart with Rick Watson. Joe Lynch and Rick Watson discuss Amazon vs Target vs Walmart and their strengths and weaknesses in the areas of ecommerce, fulfillment, distribution, and logistics. About Rick Watson.

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How IT Support Companies Can Help Boost Your Net Income

Cyzerg

Hiring IT support companies is a great way to shift your IT from an expense center into a profit and business center for your company. Particularly now, IT is essential for most businesses to compete, and it should help you boost your net income and not drain valuable resources.

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How Machine Learning is Transforming Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC Advisory Group engaged in an informative discussion with Derek Gittoes, VP Supply Chain Management Product Strategy at Oracle , as part of ARC’s Digital Supply Chain Forum.

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Webinar on Demand: 3 Ways to Make your Operational Execution More Robust with S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.

Taking a Targeted Approach to Contract Capacity Procurement

Talking Logistics

It’s been a roller coaster ride for shippers and carriers the past few years. Remember 2018, when transportation spend went through the roof due to capacity constraints?

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Owner-operators and small fleets remain in crosshairs of DOT’s offsite audits

Overdrive Online

In a trend that exploded in 2020, the U.S. DOT and its enforcement partners are continuing to leverage new authority amid the pandemic to perform offsite, remote safety audits and compliance reviews of trucking companies in lieu of onsite reviews. Regulations

Brightmark RNG Holdings Aims to Expand U.S. Biomethane Offerings

NGT News

Brightmark LLC, a global waste solutions company, and Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corp., a global integrated energy company, have expanded their previously announced joint venture, Brightmark RNG Holdings LLC, to own projects across the U.S.

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Three Reasons to Prioritize Supply-Chain Sustainability This Year

Supply Chain Brain

Within the supply chain, many businesses are acknowledging the many benefits that sustainable operations offer, and are pushing to advance their green initiatives

Total Opens France’s Largest NGV-Dedicated Refueling Station

NGT News

Total has inaugurated France’s largest refueling station exclusively dedicated to natural gas vehicles (NGVs). Located at the heart of the logistics platform of Gennevilliers, the second-largest fluvial port in Europe, this station is now open 24/7 to professionals (B2B) and B2C customers.

Perfect Delivery: The New Rules for Survival, Innovation, and Growth

As supply chain complexity increases, so do challenges to achieving the perfect order. ARC Advisory Group shares: hurdles faced in achieving the perfect order, opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs, and how cloud SCM contributes to operational flexibility.

Using Freight Data to Build Relationships (w/ video)

FreightWaves SONAR

On this episode of #WithSONAR, current SONAR subscriber Greg Morrow, the Director of Operations for ARL Logistics , discusses the importance of using data to grow and strengthen carrier and customer relationships with co-hosts Kyle Taylor and Luke Falasca.

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Volta Trucks Selects Battery Supplier for the All-Electric Volta Zero

NGT News

Volta Trucks, a full-electric goods vehicle manufacturer and services company, has selected Proterra, a company that specializes in commercial vehicle electrification technology, as the battery supplier for the Volta Zero.

Seven Last-Mile Lessons That Could Improve Vaccine Distribution

Supply Chain Brain

To clean up the logistical nightmare, organizations should look to best practices in last-mile delivery

Livonia Public Schools Transitions School Bus Fleet to Propane Autogas

NGT News

Livonia Public Schools has added 22 Blue Bird propane autogas-fueled buses to its fleet with funding received from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE). The district was granted $844,386.40

How Does Your Inventory Optimization Process Compare to Peers?

The 15-question assessment takes only 5 minutes to complete. Take it now to see how your inventory optimization process scores and benchmark it against peers. Responses are aggregated and kept anonymous. We hope it serves as a thought-provoking exercise to improve your approach!

Activist investor continues to keep the pressure on Forward Air over board seats

Logistics Management

In an open letter to Forward Air shareholders, Ancora Holdings Chairman and CEO Frederick DiSanto explained that Ancora remains highly disappointed by the operating performance at Forward Air, as recent results and guidance continue to underwhelm

5 Ways Real-Time Freight Analytics Create Competitive Advantages

Turvo

One of the most significant challenges the shipping industry faces is related to real-time freight analytics. With more competition and increasing customer demands, new and improved data analysis and response methods are needed.

The role of mobile data in building the supply value chain

FreightWaves SONAR

Mobile data can play a pivotal role in building the supply value chain. Mobile devices have functions that provide valuable data for the supply value chain. Mobile devices have proven optimal for implementing innovative strategies, connecting freight loads with other equipment and assets , and more.

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Highland Electric Secures Financing to Expand Electric Bus Solutions

NGT News

Highland Electric Transportation, a provider of turnkey electric bus solutions for school districts and fleet managers, has raised $253 million of corporate equity to accelerate its growth.

Ocean Supply Chain Visibility: Adapting and Thriving in a Rapidly Changing Global Economy

Building off of the lessons and challenges of 2020, what are global businesses and supply chains doing in 2021 to go beyond survival and truly thrive?

5 Innovative Ways to Use AI for Supply Chain Optimization

Magaya

Editor’s note: This thought leadership article was contributed by Gabriel T. Ruz, Jr., Chief Innovation Officer, Board Member, and Co-Founder at Magaya. Gabriel is instrumental in propelling the application of AI technologies including automation, natural language processing, and more at Magaya.

National diesel average rises for the 15th consecutive week, reports EIA

Logistics Management

With a 7.5-cent increase, the national average came in at $2.876 per gallon, topping the 6.3-cent increase to $2.801, for the week of February 8

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Maersk to launch the world’s first carbon-neutral box ship by 2023

The LoadStar

Maersk Line announced today it would be operating the world’s first carbon-neutral containership by 2023 – some seven years earlier than planned. .

January retail sales start 2021 off strongly, reports Commerce and NRF

Logistics Management

Commerce reported that January retail sales—at $568.2 billion—were up 5.3% compared to December and were up 7.4% annually, and NRF reported that its calculation of January retail sales, which excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations, and restaurants, pointed to a 5.9%

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GEP Outlook 2021 Report

It’s 2021, and many enterprises are still reeling from the unprecedented disruption of last year. Get a leg up with the GEP Outlook 2021 Report, featuring eight critical leadership themes that will help you navigate uncertainty and thrive in the new normal.

Watch: Why Capital Projects Companies’ Digital Initiatives Fail

Supply Chain Brain

Andy Webster, global capital projects lead with Accenture Industry X, discusses recent research showing that many engineering and construction firms are failing to realize the full value of their digitization efforts

LogiNext partners with KFC, Pizza Hut, Starbucks and Burger King in Europe

Loginext

LogiNext, a global technology company on a mission to optimize and automate the world of logistics today announced a partnership with AmRest Holdings, the leading European multi-brand franchise restaurant operator.

Inventory Replenishment Strategies that Increase Profits

EazyStock

What is Inventory Replenishment? Inventory replenishment is the process of moving stock items along the supply chain to ensure inventory levels are sufficient to cover demand.

Rev Up Your Rating Engine

Trimble

The “miler” in PC*MILER reflects that the application was launched in the early-1990s as a way to generate mileage for freight rating and billing. (It It also ran on a P ersonal C omputer. See what we did there?). pc*miler mapping maps

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.