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Signs of a Failing Lean “Implementation”

The Lean Thinker

Let me profile a company – I have an actual company in mind, but this one is only a concrete example. This company has been engaged with continuous improvement since at least 1998. Yet, just a few weeks ago, they posted an opening for a Continuous Improvement Director. And this isn’t the first time. I have seen this position posted by this company every couple of years.

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Editor’s Choice: Fortifying Warehouse and Distribution Centers Against Cyberattacks

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This article is from Patrick Byers, DevOps Engineer at Lucas Systems, and looks at fortifying warehouse and distribution centers against cybersecurity attacks. The warehousing and distribution industry is highly reliant on technology for its operations.

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After Onshoring: U.S. Supply Chains Can Drive Growth and Profits Through Sustainability Initiatives

Supply Chain Brain

Fortunately, corporate renewable energy and sustainability efforts are incentivized by local, state, and federal tax incentives that help offset the cost of adoption.

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'Jack-of-all-trades' Pete 362 a two-time Pride & Polish champ

Overdrive Online

After winning in the Antique category in 2020, C.J. Donovan's 1984 Peterbilt 362 is now a two-time Pride & Polish champ after winning in the Working Combo, 2007 & Older category this year.

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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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Ivalua Launches AI-Powered Virtual Assistant

Supply Chain Brain

IVA offers supplier research capabilities, market insights, legal assistance, RFP assistance and improvement plans that summarize supplier actions and suggest appropriate responses.

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Building Predictive Supply Chains Through Incremental Gains

Supply Chain Brain

Supply chain and logistics businesses need to achieve significant gains in efficiency and service these days in order to satisfy heightened customer expectations. Since these businesses operate on slim margins, they must accomplish these goals cost effectively.

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Alcohol Warehousing in CA: What to Look for in a 3PL Provider

West Coast and California Logistics

California, renowned for its wine country and craft beverage scene, presents unique challenges and opportunities for business that require alcohol warehousing. In this article, we examine the key characteristics that your 3PL provider should have to safely and efficiently store and distribute alcoholic beverages from its warehouse.

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Why the Information and Communications Tech Industry Is Poised for Rapid Growth

Supply Chain Brain

This has been a challenging year for the multi-trillion-dollar information communications technology industry. Now, however, it looks like the downturn is behind us, and growth is predicted in the near term.

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The Power of Alerts and Notifications in LogiNext’s Logistics Management Software

Loginext

We understand the importance of Swift, Smart, and Seamless operations to meet the demands of the modern business world. Lets delve into a key aspect of our logistics management software that plays a pivotal role in achieving these goals— Alerts and Notifications. The post The Power of Alerts and Notifications in LogiNext’s Logistics Management Software appeared first on loginextsolutions.com.

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How to Create a Blueprint for Fleet Resilience

Speaker: Jeff Dickinson - President and CEO of Railgistixs Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Thought Leader

Despite the ongoing transformation of the supply chain and logistics landscape, the steadfast importance of carrier safety remains a core principle. From prioritizing preventative maintenance to optimizing fleet utilization, the fundamentals persist. If you’re overlooking and neglecting essential safety precautions today, this could result in expensive repairs and potential safety hazards in the future. 🚧 Join Jeff Dickinson for a conversation on how to mitigate risk, enforce compliance,

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Robots to the Rescue: Creating a Flexible Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Managing inventory is tougher than ever. For all of these challenges, legacy automation systems with inflexible footprints are no longer adequate. But help is at hand. A new generation of robots is providing the flexibility, speed and accuracy that today’s marketplace demands.

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Garner Trucking puts its money where its mouth is

Commercial Carrier Journal

The Findlay, Ohio-based trucking company launched a driver advisory board with a special element: money. The board has an annual budget it can use to implement measures that improve drivers' quality of life.

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The Ultimate Guide for Omnichannel Fulfillment Success

Supply Chain Brain

"The Ultimate Guide for Omnichannel Fulfillment Success" is a comprehensive guide outlining the importance of embracing the complexities of modern supply chains to provide seamless shopping experiences while maintaining cost controls.

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7 Advantages of Relying on Hazmat Freight Brokers for Bulk Transport

Bulk Connection

All types of freight transportation are best left to true professionals, but that’s especially true with hazardous freight, where driver and public safety can be at risk along with your wallet. And while you may be content to work directly with carriers across the country, there are distinct advantages related to working with a hazmat freight broker for your bulk shipments.

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Mastering Order Management: Backorders & Out-of-Stock Inventory

The unfortunate truth is that you will always have low stock and backorder issues with your supply chain. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared to handle them. This brief video explores some of the primary drivers of inventory issues – and how modern technology and best practices can mitigate these issues and ensure a superb customer experience.

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Bed Bath & Beyond Suing MSC for $300M

Supply Chain Brain

Bed Bath & Beyond wants MSC to pay roughly $150 million for damages as well as an equal sum for what the company described as exploitative and coercive behavior.

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Versatile new Desktop Printers

Logistics Business Magazine

To enable businesses to future-proof their increasingly diverse labelling needs, TSC Printronix Auto ID has just launched its new generation of desktop printers; the TH DH Series. Effortless to integrate and use, and with enhanced security, these devices will produce high-quality labels on a wide variety of media. Suitable for applications in retail, food and drink, clothing, healthcare and logistics, the TH DH Series will precision print anything from card swing tags and fabric care labels to s

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Watch: Trends in Truckload Market Rates: Contract or Spot?

Supply Chain Brain

How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect shippers' decisions as to whether to pursue contract or spot rates in the truckload market? And what's the trend today?

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Being humble doesn’t mean being weak

Truck News

After spending some 77 years on this sorry planet, 43 of them in trucking, I’ve learned some things.

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Strategic Cost Management Approaches to Unlock Growth and Increase Profitability

How can businesses gain a competitive edge in an era marked by relentless competition and economic fluctuations? The secret is mastering strategic cost management strategies. This GEP bulletin, "Strategic Cost Management Approaches to Unlock Growth and Increase Profitability," breaks this down into clear, actionable steps. Discover how these strategies can boost your enterprise's financial health, helping not only to keep up but to excel in today's market.

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Ford Estimates UAW Labor Deal Will Cost $8.8B

Supply Chain Brain

Ford and GM were forced to cut their full-year profit forecasts due to lost production from the six weeks of strikes at the companies’ U.S. plants.

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Advance Calculation of New Toll Prices

Logistics Business Magazine

PTV Logistics today announced the availability of a new toll calculation in PTV Map&Guide and PTV Developer products for Germany and Austria. This enhanced functionality is based on the official announcements of toll rates from Germany and Austria. The update allows customers to calculate their costs based on the new toll fees and reliably estimate the resulting costs in advance.

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Yellow Considering Offer to Revive Company, Rehire Thousands

Supply Chain Brain

The executive chair of Jack Cooper Transport, Sarah Riggs Amico, is leading a bid that would replace Yellow with a smaller trucking company.

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Givers and Takers

Women in Trucking

Are you a 'giver, taker, or matcher'? Women In Trucking founder Ellen Voie expands on the concept.

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What Your Order Management System Should Be Doing

To continue scaling your omnichannel business, you need to manage a lot of orders across a lot of different channels and marketplaces. Some brands do this by hand. Some try to force their ERP to manage it. Others rely on a complex system of cross-referencing the dashboards of their various channels. None of these is an effective or sustainable solution.

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New Evidencity Tool Aims to Combat Modern Slavery

Supply Chain Brain

Evidencity said that the MS tool is the first modern slavery research-on-demand, pay-as-you-go product available on the market.

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Tire Recycling – Learn How to Dispose of Tires

Compactor Management Company

Tire recycling, also known as rubber recycling , is the process of recovering old tires that are no longer usable owing to wear and tear or irreversible damage. Used tires are a huge issue when it comes to solid waste. Tire recycling’s purpose is to turn scrap tires into resources that may be utilized to create new goods. Are you curious about what to do with old tires?

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OPEC+ Agrees on Deeper Output Cuts to Avoid Renewed Surplus

Supply Chain Brain

Members of the group agreed to make 1 million barrels a day of additional oil-supply cuts at a November 30 meeting, delegates said.

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Buy vs Build: How to Get the Best of Both Worlds From Your Last Mile

Locus

Today’s customers have raised the bar for their expectations, prioritizing aspects like expanded delivery options, convenient product pickups, improved payment terms, and sustainable product delivery. Even B2B companies are navigating this shift to enhance delivery efficiency and sustainability. This heightened emphasis on customer experience sets the stage as we prepare for logistics and supply chain planning in 2024.

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Five Best Practices for Balancing Costs, Risks, and Sustainability

In the face of volatile macroeconomic conditions and other complex challenges, supply chain and procurement pros must strike a tough balance between seemingly contradictory demands: boosting performance and sustaining and extending business operations, all while meeting customers’ needs. This GEP paper provides impactful tips on how to develop a strategic procurement approach that focuses on collaboration, innovation, and sustainability.

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Allego EV Charging Station Pilot Program Yields High Utilization Rate

NGT News

Allego N.V., a pan-European public electric vehicle fast and ultra-fast charging network, has issued the results from its high-power commercial charging station pilot program for electric trucks and light-duty vehicles. Equipped with two 300 kW ultra-fast charging points, the site has already achieved a utilization rate of 22% in five weeks. This initiative, in collaboration […] The post Allego EV Charging Station Pilot Program Yields High Utilization Rate appeared first on NGT News.

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Top 10 NEMT Software Solutions in 2024

WorkWave

Time To Read: 4 minutes Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) plays a critical role in ensuring that individuals with medical needs can access healthcare services safely and efficiently. Managing transport operations can be challenging, especially with the traditional way of manually managing scheduling, dispatching and billing. NEMT software solutions are pivotal in managing these services, helping providers streamline operations, enhance patient care and maintain regulatory compliance.

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Volvo Delivers Zero-Emission VNR Electric Trucks to Tim Hortons

NGT News

Volvo Trucks North America customer Tim Hortons – Canada’s largest restaurant chain operating in the quick-service industry with nearly 4,000 restaurants across the country – recently took delivery of its first two Volvo VNR Electric trucks to transport food and beverage products from two of Tim Hortons’ distribution centers to Tims restaurants.