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WMS Implementation: A Comprehensive Guide for Seamless Adoption

Cyzerg

Implementing a WMS can optimize your warehouse processes , improve inventory accuracy, and enhance overall operational efficiency. But where do you begin? This guide will walk you through the entire process of WMS implementation, from initial planning to final execution, covering key aspects such as system selection, data integration, and employee training.

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How Shippers Can Successfully Navigate the Intermodal Transportation Market

Talking Logistics

When it comes to freight transportation, certain modes tend to dominate the spotlight. Trucking because it carries the most freight; Ocean because it’s the gateway to global trade; and Parcel because it’s the fastest growing mode thanks to e-commerce. But there’s another way to transport freight that often doesn’t get the spotlight it deserves — Read more The post How Shippers Can Successfully Navigate the Intermodal Transportation Market appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adri

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Editor’s Choice: Breaking Down Silos in Material and Transportation Planning

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. Today’s article comes from Greca Manuzzi, Senior Expert Product Marketing at Kinaxis, and explores breaking down silos in material and transportation planning. In the fast-paced VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) environment that emerged after the pandemic, supply chain management and operations have become mor

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K&D Transport owner in the groove with third-gen flatbed fleet

Overdrive Online

Increasing diversification -- led by a stroke of inspiration post-Great Recession and a never-ending focus on maintenance, driver-friendly freight and solid benefits -- transformed K&D to what it is today, a growing 14-truck flatbed biz.

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EROAD’s Guide to Running a Sustainable Trucking Business

Over the last three decades, emissions from new trucks have been reduced by more than 98 percent. In fact, it would take 60 of today’s trucks to generate the same level of emissions from a single truck in 1988. Despite these impressive improvements, many trucking businesses continue to seek methods to achieve sustainability goals in a viable, measurable way.

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The Food Supply Chain at Risk: How Can We Secure it?

Supply Chain Brain

Enhanced visibility, paired with purpose-built tools designed to monitor the organization’s most critical applications, along with a strategic response plan, can help manufacturers stay ahead of the curve.

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Michigan Transit Fleet Acquires CNG Buses

NGT News

The Blue Water Area Transportation Commission (BWATC), based in Port Huron, Mich., will be integrating a half dozen low-floor 35-foot Gillig compressed natural gas buses into its service fleet, replacing assets that need to be retired. According to a report from the Times Herald, the transit agency used a total of $3.46 million in Federal […] The post Michigan Transit Fleet Acquires CNG Buses appeared first on NGT News.

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Watch: The Post-Pandemic Supply Chain Workforce

Supply Chain Brain

In a record-low unemployment environment, companies attract and retain supply chain talent by building flexibility into employees' schedules, says Jarah Euston, co-founder and chief executive officer of WorkWhile.

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Benefits of a Multichannel Ecommerce Sales Strategy

Ship Monk

We don’t need to tell you that today’s shoppers expect to find what they want online. They’re browsing on mobile phones, desktops, tablets, and their own two feet in brick-and-mortar stores. They’re researching before they purchase, and they’re purchasing wherever and whenever they see something they like. This multichannel shopping habit makes it difficult to reach consumers, particularly if your ecommerce business is currently taking a single-channel approach to marketing and sales.

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U.S. Imposing Sanctions on Five Turkish Companies Over Ties to Russia

Supply Chain Brain

The designations include accusations of trade and shipping companies helping to repair sanctioned vessels tied to Russia as well as the transfer of “dual-use goods.

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How a Global CPG Leader Optimized $500M of Direct Materials Spend and Exceeded Savings Goal

A Fortune 500 CPG company partnered with GEP to improve end-to-end category management, optimize direct spend categories, and increase strategic focus on tail spend. GEP’s sourcing expertise and market intelligence enabled the company to centralize sourcing and order management processes, strengthen key supplier relationships, and enhance supply chain resilience and agility.

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XPO Logistics Rolling out Hunic Exoskeleton

Logistics Business Magazine

XPO, a leading provider of innovative and sustainable end-to-end logistics solutions across Europe, has successfully completed a pilot trial of Hunic exoskeleton suit safety equipment at specific business sites and will deploy the technology across the UK and Ireland before the end of this year. The suits were introduced to XPO Logistics network sites and some dedicated warehouses in January, including Crick (Scania), the Leicester shared user warehouse (Samsung), and the Volkswagen Group UK Nat

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Companies Lack Policies to Handle Workers’ Enthusiastic Adoption of AI

Supply Chain Brain

A September 13 report from The Conference Board found that 56% of American workers are using generative AI on the job.

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bp pulse Supports California Fleet’s Electrification Efforts

NGT News

OK Produce, a fresh fruit and vegetable distributor providing daily deliveries throughout California, says bp pulse has completed the first phase of the company’s fleet electrification project, having delivered the EV charging solution for OK Produce’s mixed fleet of 10 Freightliner electric trucks, three Orange EV yard tractors and three Heliox DC fast chargers, which […] The post bp pulse Supports California Fleet’s Electrification Efforts appeared first on NGT News.

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YoY Port of LA Container Volumes Grew for the First Time in Over a Year

Supply Chain Brain

The port also saw the number of imported TEUs handled increase by 7% year-over-year to more than 433,000 TEUs, the first year-on-year increase in more than a year.

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Navigating Uncertainty: How Technology Helps Fleets Thrive in Challenging Times

Change is a constant in the transportation industry. Amid business competition, regulatory developments, environmental concerns, and myriad other challenges, motor carriers must continually adapt to an ever-evolving operational landscape. Fleet telematics technology can help transportation businesses navigate uncertainty, gain a competitive advantage, and boost profitability.

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District of Columbia Rolling Out Phoenix Electric School Buses

NGT News

Phoenix Motor Inc., a manufacturer of all-electric medium-duty vehicles, has announced an order for 10 all-electric, zero-emission Type-A school buses to be deployed from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), calling for the deployment of the 10 school buses in the District of Columbia during 2024. The Phoenix buses will be built […] The post District of Columbia Rolling Out Phoenix Electric School Buses appeared first on NGT News.

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Boost Financial Performance with Supply Chain Visibility

Supply Chain Brain

Are supply chain disruptions wreaking havoc on your organization's financial performance? It's time to take control with Boost Financial Performance with Supply Chain Visibility.

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Electric Shuttle Buses to Begin Making the Rounds at St. Louis Airport

NGT News

Lightning eMotors, a provider of zero-emission medium-duty commercial vehicles and EV technology for fleets, has sold five Lightning ZEV4 shuttle buses to St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL). STL partner SP Plus Parking will operate the vehicles, transporting passengers between the airport’s two terminals. The deal also includes five Level 2 chargers and one Level […] The post Electric Shuttle Buses to Begin Making the Rounds at St.

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Saddle Creek Logistics Services Automates Parcel Analytics & Billing Processes with Enveyo Insights

Supply Chain Brain

For 3PLs, to say shipping analytics and client billing management is “complex” is, put simply… an insult. “Complex” doesn’t even scratch the surface. Learn how Saddle Creek Logistics Services overcame its challenges and achieved a significant ROI with Enveyo.

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7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders are presented with their fair share of challenges, with a host of tools and strategies to resolve them. That said, what’s the best path forward to leverage this year’s trends? In this recap of a recent GEP-WBR webinar, 7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024, GEP’s Pramod Sethumadhavan explores seven vital leadership trends that will help guide procurement and supply chain decision-makers.

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How extra testing earned Capsuloc™ secondary hazmat containers a Special Permit

LabelMaster

New ideas in Dangerous Goods packaging don’t come along very often. And when they do, they get a lot of extra regulatory scrutiny. Take secondary hazmat packaging kits. For decades, the only option available was the metal can, and all the packaging regulations providing exceptions were written with metal cans in mind. So, when we. The post How extra testing earned Capsuloc™ secondary hazmat containers a Special Permit appeared first on Labelmaster Blog.

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Supply Chain Integration: A Competitive Advantage for the Mid-Market

Supply Chain Brain

Learn how to manage supply chain risk by exploring how your peers are handling cost pressures, labor shortages and disruptions, and get advice on how to use technology to improve visibility and collaboration between supply chain partners.

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Streamlining On-Site Coordination of Dump Truck Arrivals With Software Applications

Trux

In this article, we delve into the world of dump truck coordination and explore how software solutions can revolutionize your job site operations. Discover the numerous benefits of utilizing advanced software like Trux and unlock the tools you need to take your site coordination to new heights. Read on to learn more about the exciting possibilities that lie ahead.

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The Supply Chain Has a New Paradigm

Supply Chain Brain

In The Supply Chain Has a New Paradigm, we examine the Supply Chain Operations Reference Digital Standard ( SCOR-DS) evolution and what it means for supply chain professionals grappling with transformation at various stages of the process.

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Artificial Intelligence and the Transportation Industry

Artificial intelligence has quickly become a feature of everyday life: Using face ID to unlock a phone, communicating with online chatbots, and letting “smart” appliances help manage our homes are just a few of the ways that we interact with AI regularly. Forward-looking businesses are also using AI to transform their operations and gain a competitive edge.

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Logistics Real Estate Cycles to be less Volatile

Logistics Business Magazine

Prologis, a global leader in logistics real estate, today released new research findings, “What’s next: Four forces shaping the logistics real estate cycle”. Businesses moving goods across the globe are still digesting and trying to cope with the rapid changes in economies, supply chains and logistics real estate affected from the past three years. In this report, Prologis Research updates our views on demand, supply and the long-term outlook for logistics real estate.

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Podcast | Patagonia’s 50-Year Journey as a ‘Responsible’ Company

Supply Chain Brain

A lot has happened in the 10 years since Patagonia, the big designer of apparel and gear for outdoor recreation, published a book about its 40 years of being in business.

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Warehouse Portfolio in Southeast Europe

Logistics Business Magazine

As one of the leading transport and logistics providers in Southeast Europe, cargo-partner has traditionally placed a strategic focus on this region. In recent months, the company has upgraded its warehouse facilities in Croatia, Slovenia and Türkiye. Expansion in Zagreb: from 12,900 to 17,500 m² In late August 2023, cargo-partner expanded its warehouse in Zagreb by 4,600 m² due to rapidly growing customer demand in Croatia.

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The Ultimate Guide to Supply Chain Network Optimization

Supply Chain Brain

Learn how to optimize your supply chain network and unlock unprecedented efficiency with “The ultimate guide to supply chain network optimization” ebook by 4flow.

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Next-Gen Procurement: Transforming Processes with the Power of Generative AI

Generative AI goes beyond just automating tasks and providing real-time answers. Did you know that implementing generative AI reduces sourcing cycle times and allows for faster decision-making across procurement operations? In this whitepaper — Next-Gen Procurement: Transforming Processes With the Power of Generative AI — experts reveal how the strategic application of generative AI within procurement processes is paving the way for groundbreaking improvements.

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German Chemical Logistics Partnership

Logistics Business Magazine

The German Chemical Industry Association (Verband der Chemischen Industrie e.V., or VCI) and DACHSER Chem Logistics have extended their purchasing partnership in logistics ahead of time by five years. Johann-Peter Nickel, Executive Director at VCI, and Michael Kriegel, Department Head DACHSER Chem Logistics, signed the agreement at Dachser’s Head Office in Kempten.

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Continental Embraces AI to Track and Manage Tooling

Supply Chain Brain

Whether companies are prepared or not, artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming a nonnegotiable element of supply chain management. Using eMoldino’s AI-driven platform, Continental has opened the door to the endless possibilities of the new technology, giving it the visibility it needs into tooling suppliers, and setting up the company for the future of supply chain management.

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7 Crucial Tips for Efficient and Sustainable Logistics

3PL Links

Image source: Pexels Scaling your business’s success requires an effective logistics operation. This is a critical area for planning, carrying out, and monitoring the company’s actions as it is involved in the entire product supply cycle and directly related to the delivery of numerous services. Its effectiveness is shown in cost savings and improved customer service, giving the brand a competitive edge.