Mon.Sep 27, 2021

Impact of the Pandemic on Carriers and How Brokerages can Enhance the Carrier Experience

Food Logistics

Simple technology that both brokers and carriers have aligned with can take the partnership to a new level. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

The Cold Chain is a Top Opportunity for Third-Party Logistics Providers

Logistics Viewpoints

Covid Vaccine Issues Put an Increased Foucs on Cold Chain Logistics . Covid has led supply chain management issues to be more discussed than ever before.

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Power cuts hit China factories and give container shipping another shock

Supply Chain and Logistics

What else could go wrong for supply chains? Now government-imposed power cuts are threatening factory output in China. The cuts in power generation are due to the Chinese government’s desire to keep emissions down to their target. By Martina Li … Continue reading → Logistics Supply Chains Sustainability emissions supply chain disruption sustainability

Supply chains prepare for peak-season tightness

The Supply Chain Journal

We’re well into the back nine of 2021 on a course full of doglegs, sand traps and water hazards. The industry has played with high handicaps this year, dealing with prolonged capacity and labor tightness, but what’s in store on the final holes?

Procurement: 5 Tips to Deliver Value Beyond Savings

Now is the time for procurement teams to redefine themselves – from buyers to strategic partners across the supply chain. Take the first step today. Discover five tips for delivering procurement value beyond savings.

Ocean terminal and inland congestion forces river barges to store boxes

Supply Chain and Logistics

It’s not just the US. And it’s not just ocean shipping. Read about the gyrations Antwerp and Rotterdam and the river barge operators are going through. By Alexander Whiteman 27/09/2021 Ocean terminal and inland congestion forces river barges to store … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Sustainability barge transport container shipping delays empty containers intermodal port management supply chains

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California Governor Signs Climate Action and Renewable Energy Bills

NGT News

At the site of the KNP Complex in Sequoia National Park, Gov. Gavin Newsom has highlighted the California Comeback Plan’s over $15 billion climate package – the largest such investment in state history – tackling a wide array of climate impacts facing the state.

Fate of California’s AB5 riding on 2 cases seeking Supreme Court review

The Supply Chain Journal

With the Supreme Court’s 2021-22 term about to kick off Oct.

How manufacturers can monetize data

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Data is a crucial component of digital transformation in the manufacturing sector. In fact, it lies at the foundation of every digital initiative. However, data in itself is not a value driver. It must be put to use for organizations to reap its true benefits.

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Self-described ‘shaman’ arrested in California wildfire arson

The Supply Chain Journal

Authorities have arrested a self-described “shaman” who they believe intentionally set the latest wildfire in California.

The Rise of Supply Chain n.0 – 5 Ways to Thrive on Change

Ready to learn how to thrive on change? In this eBook, our experts share the 5 key steps to executing Supply Chain n.0 strategies that thrive on change.

Using Construction Data to Optimize Hauling Operations

Trux

A lot of different hauled materials--from aggregates and asphalt to sand and soil--are needed to successfully complete a construction job. But what if the job at hand is to get the most out of your hauling operations? trux contractors digital workflows in construction

Rent-a-ship: Costco hires vessels for urgent deliveries

The Supply Chain Journal

Add Costco Wholesale Corp. to the list of desperate retailers renting entire vessels to bypass clogged ocean shipping networks and avoid stockouts of popular items as the Christmas shopping season quickly approaches.

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There is no way to dodge the ongoing labor shortage issues

Logistics Management

How smooth will supply chain operations and throughput be in 2021? It is still too early to tell, but, even without a crystal ball, it is pretty clear that help is wanted

Boyle Transportation, Nussbaum Transportation repeat as top fleets for drivers

The Supply Chain Journal

Boyle Transportation and Nussbaum Transportation have repeated as the Best Overall Fleet to Drive For in the annual Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and CarriersEdge Best Fleets to Drive For contest.

SAP S/4HANA: 4 Tips to Get You Started on the Right Path

With SAP S/4HANA at the core of your digital transformation, you can empower your supply chain with intelligent process automation, unprecedented visibility, actionable insights and real-time collaboration.

Hundreds of trucks turn out for Guilty By Association Truck Show

Overdrive Online

Chrome Shop Mafia's biennial GBATS, which had to wait an extra year this time around due to COVID, boasted more than 750 registered trucks and a bevy of entertainment, including big rig burnouts, truck drag races, a Special Olympics Convoy and more. Custom Rigs

Weekly retail diesel price harkens back to 2014 levels

The Supply Chain Journal

The weekly Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration retail diesel price is at a level that hasn’t been seen since December 2014. At $3.406/gallon, the benchmark price for fuel surcharges has not been at this lofty level since a price of $3.419/g on December 15, 2014.

PPL Corp. Supports EV Adoption by Joining Electric Highway Coalition

NGT News

PPL Corp. has joined the Electric Highway Coalition, a partnership of 17 U.S. utilities established to support the development of a seamless network of rapid electric vehicle (EV) charging stations connecting major highway systems.

Cummins gets $5M boost from DOE to advance hydrogen efforts

The Supply Chain Journal

Cummins Inc. is getting $5 million — the largest of 19 grants from the Department of Energy — to automate one of three types of a process that turns water into zero-emission green hydrogen. The company sees the fuel as a big revenue producer by mid-decade.

4 Critical Steps to Build into Your Digital Logistics Strategy

Up your logistics game by empowering your supply chain with AI-powered analytics, real-time collaboration, IoT-enabled track and trace, and cognitive decision-making to achieve digital logistics success. Build your strategy around these 4 critical steps.

Private Fleets or Outsourced Logistics? Which is Better?

Trinity Logistics

It can be challenging for you to decide the best way to transport your products. Fewer decisions are bigger than deciding whether to operate a private fleet or outsource.

Container ship invasion hits both US coasts…and China

The Supply Chain Journal

On today’s episode Dooner and The Dude are talking about the massive influx of cargo ships to both U.S. coasts and the impacts they’re causing throughout the supply chain. With a squeeze on both ends of container ship flow, when will ports finally see some relief?

Transfix is set to become a public company through transaction with G Squared

Logistics Management

The company said that this was done by entering into a definitive business combination agreement with G Squared Ascend I Inc., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) sponsored by affiliates of G Squared, a growth-stage venture capital fund manager with a technology sector focus.

Illinois trucking manager sentenced in $625K fraud scheme

The Supply Chain Journal

An Illinois man was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for defrauding the family-owned trucking company where he worked of nearly $625,000. Once released from prison, Timothy P. Mayer, 42, of Waterloo, Illinois, will serve three years of supervised release.

Cognitive Manufacturing: 4 Strategic Pillars That Drive Successful Outcomes

Manufacturers are eagerly embracing Industry 4.0 to gain end-to-end supply chain visibility, reduce OpEx spend, improve asset health and accelerate time to market. Explore the 4 strategic pillars that drive successful cognitive manufacturing outcomes.

Step-by-step Guide: How to Ship Liquids

GoShip Blog

Shipping liquids requires careful and secure packaging to avoid leaks that can ruin your item and other packages being shipped. To avoid the stress and expenses that come with product returns and refunds, take a look at our tips and tricks to ship liquids successfully.

5 fires lead Daimler to recall certain 2022 Freightliner Cascadias

The Supply Chain Journal

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling a few hundred of its flagship 2022 Freightliner Cascadias after five fires caused by a misdirected exhaust tip led to the melting of underbody components.

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Assessing the Impact of Global Supply Chain Shocks

Supply Chain Brain

The vulnerability of complex global supply chains, built over decades of globalization, has been exposed by COVID-19 and geopolitical shocks

For warehouse operators, e-commerce ‘is the biggest problem in the world’

The Supply Chain Journal

Warehouse employment is booming, but not enough to keep up with employment needs as labor-intensive e-commerce warehousing continues to ramp up.

Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.