Mon.Sep 26, 2022

One Type of Inflation is Caused by Supply Chain Issues (And That is a Good Thing)

Logistics Viewpoints

Inflation is Broad Based (Graph from Joseph Politano). Economists are beginning to speak of “immaculate disinflation.”

3 Benefits Modern 3PLs Offer Refrigerated Freight Operations

Food Logistics

The benefits of using a modern third-party logistics partner for refrigerated trucking include increased oversight of temperature regulation, compliance and specialized freight expertise. Transportation / 3PL/4PL


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BigCommerce survey reveals what e-commerce shoppers want

Supply Chain and Logistics

People want free shipping. That’s the biggest motivator – like good logistics pros they are looking at total landed cost. It’s more important than discounts. Apparently, the most-purchased e-commerce items are fashion products. Knowing what consumers seem to want should … Continue reading → Logistics Supply Chains Service Management economics survey e-commerce consumers

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Who Is Actually Hauling Your Freight? (Another Supply Chain Visibility Blind Spot)

Talking Logistics

I have long argued that companies need to expand their definition of supply chain visibility. It goes well beyond tracking shipments, orders, inventory, and assets in motion.

The 2023 Supply Chain Crystal Ball: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Olivia Montgomery, Associate Principal Supply Chain Analyst

Curious to know how your peers are navigating ongoing disruption? In this webinar, you’ll gain actionable insights from Olivia Montgomery as she walks us through Capterra’s extensive research on how businesses - notably small and midsize businesses - are addressing supply chain challenges in 2023.

One Strategy to Increase Employee Retention and Recruitment in Freight Forwarding | Logixboard

Bethany Waddleton

Though the unemployment rate was significantly lower in May 2022 than at its April 2020 peak of 14.7%, organizations across transportation and logistics and many other industries struggle to hire,” according to Moss Adams accounting firm.Many employees in this industry are 45 and older. The question at hand: Who's going to replace retiring employees in

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Microvast Completes Extreme Fast-Charging Lithium-Ion Battery Project for EVs

NGT News

Microvast Holdings Inc., a company that designs, develops and manufactures lithium-ion battery solutions, has successfully completed the outcome of its extreme fast charge (XFC) project, funded in part by the U.S.

Five Steps to Improving Cyber Preparedness in the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Cybersecurity threats are on the rise for manufacturers, with the industry accounting for 65% of all ransomware attacks in 2021, but 61% of those surveyed do not have a plan in place for operational disruption

Demand and Rates Declining in Asia to U.S. West Coast Market

MTS Logistics

Demand growth continues to stall from Asia to the U.S. West Coast as we see an early peak season for shipping, which is abnormal prior to Christmas and the New Year when a strong demand is typically expected.

American Logistics Aid Network prepares for Hurricane Ian

Logistics Management

ALAN advises preparation for residents at risk, asks members of aid network to be ready to help, as Ian threatens Florida

5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain

Prescriptive analytics is a type of advanced analytics that optimizes decision-making by providing a recommended action. Supply chain, with its complex planning questions, is typically an area where optimization technology is required. Read about 5 use cases.

All-Electric Seaplane Completes Test Flight

IoT World Today

An all-electric seaplane, dubbed the Viceroy seaglider, has made its first successful trial flight. . Regent designed the small-scale seaglider. The company initially entered the market with its electric boats and unveiled its plans for the Viceroy seaglider last year.

Walmart Wants to Hire 40,000 Holiday Workers, Fewer Than Last Year

Supply Chain Brain

This year’s hiring plan signals less need for extra manpower, as U.S. consumers contend with the highest inflation in four decades

Nvidia Expands Edge Tech for Robotics, Smart Manufacturing

IoT World Today

At its fall 2022 GTC conference, Nvidia announced a series of updates including the launch of its new platform to accelerate the capabilities and safety of edge AI. .

Time to revisit marijuana rules for truckers

Truck News

I’ve never been fond of drugs, legal or otherwise. Alcohol, weed, uppers, downers — none have held any appeal to me. It could be that I’m a control freak who doesn’t like giving up control. So, this may shock you.

6 Ways Video Telematics Improves Driver Safety

An in-cab dash cam video system can help fleet operators significantly reduce risky driving, costly legal judgments, and insurance costs. Download the eBook and learn 6 ways to improve driver safety by using dash cams on your trucks.

South Korea Wants Half of All Cars to Be Autonomous by 2035

IoT World Today

The South Korean government has laid out its road map for the introduction of autonomous cars – and it contains some ambitious targets. The country’s Mobility Innovation Roadmap was revealed by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.

Europe set for nearshoring boom

Logistics Business Magazine

European businesses are looking towards Romania, Turkey and Morocco as alternatives to production in Ukraine and Asia following months of supply-chain disruption, according to the new ‘Supply Chain Disruptions’ report, from JLL.

Watch: A Look at Reshoring and Its Alternatives

Supply Chain Brain

Dan Dreyfus, global customs leader with EY, lays out the options that manufacturers are considering, as they seek to reduce their dependence on China and shift production to other regions

Blume Global grows European network

Logistics Business Magazine

Blume Global , one of the leading supply chain technology providers, says it is on track to grow within the European supply chain market with its product offerings and technological advancements. This year Blume Global expanded its network with new suppliers and customers in Europe.

A Deep Dive Into Supply Chain Strategy: Why Yours Isn't Working

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain design in this post-pandemic era of economic uncertainty.

Toyota Ends Carmaking in Russia, Seeing No Path to Restart Plant

Supply Chain Brain

The automaker suspended operations at its plant in Saint Petersburg in March along with peers including Nissan Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co

New advanced stackers join UniCarriers line-up

Logistics Business Magazine

UniCarriers has extended its product line with the addition of 16 new pedestrian stacker trucks. Available in models ranging from 1 to 1.6 tonnes, the MSF and MSW stackers excel at picking, loading, unloading, shuttling and stacking up to 5.4 metres.

Supply Chain Companies Need a Profound Cultural Change in How They Treat Workers

Supply Chain Brain

There’s no way around it: Supply chain executives are going to have to flatten the hierarchy if they want to attract and retain the best workers

Save energy and money with thermal clothing

Logistics Business Magazine

Insulating the body, as opposed to a warehouse , is much more energy efficient.

Getting Started With Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design

To build your supply chain’s agility and responsiveness, you need to look at scenarios more frequently instead of relying on a single plan. Let’s explore how you can apply scenario modeling in supply chain network design.

New ‘Striketober’ Looms as U.S. Walkouts Increase Amid Surge in Union Activity

Supply Chain Brain

Support for labor unions in the U.S. has grown over the past year, as a surge in organizing has resulted in workers winning union elections at major corporations

New cross-dock terminal in heart of Europe

Logistics Business Magazine

DB Schenker , one of the world’s leading global logistics service providers, has moved into a new, sustainable cross-dock terminal in the greater Ulm area at Herbrechtingen.

Aldi Boss: Shoppers are Switching in Droves

Supply Chain Brain

The boss of Aldi has said customers in the U.K. are switching to the discounter "in droves" as the cost-of-living crisis continues to hit struggling households

Scottish transport industry sets fundraising record for Transaid

Logistics Business Magazine

Transport and logistics companies from across Scotland recently came together for the inaugural Scottish Transaid Dinner, held in memory of the late Jayne Gray of Stirling-based H & R Gray Haulage. The evening raised an incredible £105,110.50

How to Gain a Competitive Edge: A Deep Dive Into Supplier Diversity Programs

Speaker: Rod Robinson - SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs and how you can gain invaluable competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

Penske Logistics Executive Receives 2022 Women in Supply Chain Award

Penske Move Ahead

Jamie Rigot, vice president of dedicated contract carriage operations for. Penske Logistics , has been named among the winners of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2022 Women in Supply Chain Award.

Exploring the Different Types of Creative Writing


Writing comes in all forms and sizes. But in order for a work to be considered creative writing, it must come from a place of imagination and emotion.

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