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Blue Yonder Shakes Up the Supply Chain Software Market

Logistics Viewpoints

Blue Yonder’s CEO, Duncan Angove The supply chain software landscape is changing rapidly. On Friday, March 29 th , Blue Yonder, a leading provider of supply chain planning and today execution solutions, announced signing an agreement to acquire One Network Enterprises for approximately $839 million. This is a significant acquisition that will change the supply chain software landscape.

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Move Over 3PLs and 4PLs, the AI-PL Is Here

Talking Logistics

It was only a question of time, really. Last Friday, AILO, a startup logistics service provider billing itself as “the industry’s first AI-PL,” came out of stealth mode. The company, which has received over $200 million in funding from investors including Google, Amazon, and Andreessen Horowitz (among others), promises to usher in “a new era. Read more The post Move Over 3PLs and 4PLs, the AI-PL Is Here appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Why Congestion Could Be on the Horizon for Port of L.A. Headed into Peak Months

Supply Chain Brain

A growing economy, drought conditions at the Panama Canal, and systems not designed to plan for trucking schedules could all spell trouble for the Port of LA in the months to come.

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LLMs, Optimization and Automation: Supply Chain’s Defenses Against Market Swings

Blue Grace Logistics

LLMs, Optimization and Automation: Supply Chain's Defenses Against Market Swings Show Submenu Resources The Logistics Blog® Newsroom Whitepaper Case Study Webinars Indexes Search Search BlueGrace Logistics - April 1, 2024 Azad Ratzki | The Association for Supply Chain Management March 20, 2024 The unpredictable economic landscape of a bear versus bull market poses significant challenges to supply chain professionals.

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GEP Procurement & Supply Chain Tech Trends Report

The technological landscape is dynamic and changes quickly. And for procurement and supply chain leaders looking to harness the power of technology to navigate complex challenges and an uncertain business environment, keeping up with the latest trends can be its own obstacle. So, what’s on the technological horizon for procurement and supply chain for the year ahead?

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Baltimore Ship Accident Has East Coast Ports Scrambling to Absorb Cargo

Supply Chain Brain

U.S. East Coast ports are modifying their operations to absorb cargo diverted from Baltimore harbor, where salvage specialists are clearing debris from the destroyed Francis Scott Key Bridge.

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Eclipse Management Strategies: Adapting Operations While Maximizing the Experience

Linxup

On April 8th, 2024, the world will witness a rare celestial event: a total (in some areas) solar eclipse. For fleet-based field service industries, this presents a unique challenge and opportunity. Depending on their location to the eclipse's path, businesses must adapt their operations to ensure continuity while maximizing the potential for experiencing this awe-inspiring phenomenon.

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Ballard Agrees to Supply 1,000 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Engines for Solaris Buses

NGT News

Ballard Power Systems has signed a long-term supply agreement (LTSA) with its customer Solaris Bus & Coach, a leading European bus manufacturer, for the supply of 1,000 hydrogen fuel cell engines through 2027 for the European transit bus market. The LTSA consolidates existing orders for approximately 300 fuel cell engines, while adding aftermarket and extended […] The post Ballard Agrees to Supply 1,000 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Engines for Solaris Buses appeared first on NGT News.

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Learn how to use AI for Lead Generation, Content Development, and Branding with ChatGPT

Supply Chain Brain

This in-depth training is your gateway to harnessing the power of artificial intelligence, propelling your lead generation strategies, showing industry expertise, becoming a valued authority in the supply chain space, and giving your company the opportunity to be “famous” by being quoted or interviewed in the media.

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What is Preventive Maintenance: Staying Ahead of the Curve

Conger

What is preventive maintenance? Imagine a world where equipment failures are unheard of as peak productivity is standard. The essence of preventive maintenance is a proactive approach that acts as insurance against unexpected breakdowns that can quickly disrupt business operations. It is about conducting regular checks on machinery to prevent sudden malfunctions rather than waiting for them to occur.

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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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Watch: Curbing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Shipping Industry

Supply Chain Brain

Consumers, governments and "green" financiers increasingly pressure all modes of transportation to reduce greenhouse emissions, says Constantine Komodromos, founder and chief executive officer of Vessel Bot.

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Inside FMCSA's registration overhaul to 'clean up the bad actors'

Overdrive Online

Big changes to how carriers interact with FMCSA's registration system are on the way, aimed at rooting out bad actors lurking in the system today. Said FMCSA Director Ken Riddle: "We're going to clean up the bad actors.

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UPS to Take Over As Air Cargo Provider for USPS as Deal With FedEx Expires

Supply Chain Brain

It's estimated that FedEx's role as the primary air cargo provider for the USPS had brought in almost $2 billion in business yearly.

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March Madness-style driver competition improves safety

Commercial Carrier Journal

The company uses analytics from its Lytx driver camera technology to score drivers in a head-to-head competition with brackets that align with the NCAA college basketball tournament. Winners get big prizes, and safety scores improve.

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Scaling Logistics for Success: A White Claw Story

Speaker: Scott Campbell and Molly Feller

As the demand for your products skyrockets 🚀, you're likely experiencing logistical challenges that are preventing you from scaling your business. The sudden surge in demand can be exciting, but it can also put a strain on your supply chain and logistics operations. In this webinar, join Scott Campbell, Vice President, Logistics & Demand at Mark Anthony Services and Molly Feller, VP Logistics as a Service Operations at e2open, as they explore the challenges that arise when companies expe

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UPS to Take Over As Air Cargo Provider for USPS as Deal With FedEx Expires

Supply Chain Brain

It's estimated that FedEx's role as the primary air cargo provider for the USPS had brought in almost $2 billion in business yearly.

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Temporary Passage Allowing Essential Vessels into the Port of Baltimore Being Cleared

MTS Logistics

In what would be a major boost for shippers and marine traffic, workers are working around the clock to clear a portion of the Francis Scott Key Bridge to allow essential vessel traffic to pass through. The first major part of the bridge is being removed around-the-clock. Once fully removed, it will allow for a temporary passage for essential ships.

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Survey: Retailers Turning to AI Amid Lost Revenue to In-Store Inefficiencies

Supply Chain Brain

Among those who were surveyed, 70% said they've lost at least 4.5% of their revenue to in-store inefficiencies in a variety of areas.

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Project Partners Launch First Commercial Hydrogen Fueling Station in Alberta

NGT News

A milestone event in the 5,000 Hydrogen Vehicle Challenge, Blackjacks Roadhouse in Nisku, Alberta, Canada, has announced Alberta’s first commercial hydrogen fueling station. This project is the beginning of an expanded hydrogen fueling network across western Canada, which solves the hydrogen economy’s “chicken or the egg” dilemma — enabling fueling infrastructure to keep pace with […] The post Project Partners Launch First Commercial Hydrogen Fueling Station in Alberta appeared first on NG

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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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Mexico to Halt Some Oil Exports, Further Squeezing Global Market

Supply Chain Brain

Petroleos Mexicanos gas canceled contracts to supply its flagship Maya crude oil to refiners in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

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United Air Asks Pilots to Take Unpaid Leave on Boeing Delays

Supply Chain Brain

United Airlines Holdings Inc. has asked pilots to take unpaid time off in May, a staffing cutback that could extend into late 2024.

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Ensuring Freshness: The Path to Sustainable Perishable Logistics

Supply Chain Brain

The trend in online perishable food sales poses a unique and complex logistical challenge.

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Biden Administration Announces $2.4B in Grants to Modernize Freight, Passenger Rail Infrastructure

Supply Chain Brain

Projects funded by the grants include bridge, track, and grade crossing improvements, expanded passenger rail corridors, and workforce improvements.

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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,