Thu.Sep 22, 2022

Routing Guides Are Going Digital

MercuryGate

Routing guides are always going to fail. The basic reason is that forecast is linear, but demand fluctuates, so they are not always in perfect alignment — especially when taking lead time into account.

The List of Sponsors and the Size of Expo Continue To Expand at Manifest Vegas 2023

The Logistics of Logistics

Multiple New Activations Have Been Added Such as a Mocktail Bar, a Rosé All Day Wine Bar and Bacon & Donut Bar! NEW YORK (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 14, 2022. Manifest Vegas 2023 is doubling with 100 Sponsors now signed on.

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Does My Online Brand Need Faster Order Fulfillment?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

With the rise in eCommerce has come an increased consumer expectation for faster order fulfillment. Though this demand can vary by product type, many online shoppers now expect the goods they purchase online nearly as quickly as if they’d bought them in a store.

Editor’s Choice: Why Supply Chain Design Is Not a “One-and-Done” Exercise

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 is from Ahmad Jiwani at Coupa and looks at supply chain design.

5 Unexpected Ways to Control Supply Chain Costs in 2023

Speaker: Todd Simms and Andy Johnson

Join industry experts Todd Simms and Andy Johnson as they break down five budget line items that ballooned out of control in 2022 and strategies to control them in 2023.

The Internet of Things (IoT) and The Future of Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

It is widely accepted that digitization is the key to transforming all areas of the logistics industry. However, we are just at the beginning of a long journey. Recent Black Swan events have exposed vulnerabilities within some of the world’s best-run supply chains.

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Fords Fortifies Leadership Team to Support Electric Vehicle Growth

NGT News

Ford Motor Co. has made key leadership changes to support the development of electric vehicles (EV) at scale, strengthen its internal combustion product line and transform the company’s global supply chain management. Doug Field was named chief advanced product development and technology officer.

Peterbilt launches exclusive 389X

Fleet Owner

Limited-release version of the classic truck features plenty of brightly polished chrome, ‘elegant’ exterior lighting, Black Pearl woodgrain dash, and more. Equipment

Xos Energy Solutions Expands EV Charger Lineup

NGT News

Xos Inc.’s s Xos Energy Solutions unit is offering new Xos DC fast chargers that are compatible with both passenger and commercial electric vehicles (EV), enabling a wide range of applications.

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Using the Inflation Reduction Act to scale EV adoption

Fleet Owner

There are situations where the cost of battery-electric vehicles makes sense, and with tax credits from the IRA, the argument for electric vehicle adoption just got stronger. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

Supply Chain Strategy (And 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 strategy in this post-pandemic era of uncertainty.

Leading 3PL To Announce One-Stop Portal for Customers & Employees

Food Logistics

ARRIVEnow launches as the technology brand of Arrive Logistics, delivering optionality and enhanced customer experience for shippers and carriers. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

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Alexander Dennis Receives Order for 50 Electric Double-Deck Buses for Bee Network

NGT News

Transport for Greater Manchester has ordered 50 zero-emission double deck buses from NFI Group Inc.’s s Alexander Dennis Ltd. subsidiary for the first phase of the franchised Bee Network bus system, which will launch in September 2023.

Bubba Branch's 1996 Kenworth W900 more than 'Just a Phase'

Overdrive Online

The heavily-customized W9 is the 11th truck in Branch's Atlas Heavy Haul fleet. It works part-time moving heavy machinery when needed. Catch plenty views of the impressive rig, both inside and out, in this video. Custom Rigs

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Werner preps COO transition

Fleet Owner

Marty Nordlund, who has held the role since 2016, will move into a new position focused on some of the company’s largest customers.

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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.

CSCMP session examines factors driving truckload rates

Logistics Management

Getting past headline themes of how truckload rates work and function, for non-transportation and logistics executives in shippers’ companies is key in order for them to better understand how rates are viewed and explained

Mitigating fleet cost hikes through leasing

Fleet Owner

It's more expensive than ever to run a fleet due to increased fuel and maintenance costs. Consider full-service leasing to protect yourself from rising costs. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

John McGee Trucking embraces 'Golden Rule' toward steady growth

Overdrive Online

Hauling from a Louisiana base in support of oilfield operations around the region, John McGee Trucking has leaned into a people-first philosophy to quadruple its revenues, inspire loyalty and build a place where hauling careers are made. Small Fleet Champ

Terminal tractors: A solid start toward zero-emission trucking

Fleet Owner

Diesel vehicles will be delivering freight for years to come, but switching to electric terminal tractors allows fleets to learn about the vehicles, then apply the data elsewhere in their operations. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

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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.

6 Benefits of Having Dash Cams in your Fleet Vehicles

RasTrac

Dash cams are becoming increasingly popular. They are fun but also very beneficial. If you run a business like managing a fleet of trucks, dash cams can protect your valuable assets. The goal of a dash cam is to record what happens during a ride.

Volvo to begin customer testing of fuel-cell trucks in 2025

Fleet Owner

FCEVs are regarded as a possible ‘third way’ for fleets that won’t go plug-in electric but seek a sustainable alternative to traditional trucks with diesel-burning and CO2-emitting internal combustion engines. Emissions & Efficiency

Hutcheson confirmed to lead FMCSA

Commercial Carrier Journal

Robin Hutcheson was named Deputy Administrator in January, and immediately became Acting Administrator on the heels of then-Acting Admin Meera Joshi's resignation. Regulations

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FMCSA wants to study how drivers interact with automated systems

Fleet Owner

The agency proposes a study of Level 2 and Level 3 automation in commercial vehicles related to ‘non-driving’ tasks, driver behavior, and training. FMCSA also wants to know more about how CDL drivers trained by third parties perform on the road.

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Gain a Competitive Edge: The Importance of a Supplier Diversity Program

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 at Insight Sourcing Group, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs, and how you can gain unique competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

The advantages of real-time container tracking over ocean for shippers and LSPs

Shippeo

Real-time container tracking has become increasingly important - and accessible - for shippers and logistics service providers. Discover how Shippeo's real-time and predictive container tracking solution ensures superior data quality

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Gabe Klein Manages Joint Office of Energy and Transportation

NGT News

Gabe Klein, former commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation and director of the Washington D.C. Department of Transportation, is leading the U.S.

The Pros and Cons of Having A Pet In The Truck

United World Transporation

Trucking is a lucrative yet oftentimes lonely profession. Mile after mile, nothing sounds better than a companion that’s ready to go along for the ride by your side. In this case, we’re going to discuss the pros and cons of having a pet in the truck as you criss-cross the country.

The Weekly Freight Report for September 22nd, 2022

FLS Transport

The Top Headlines in Freight, Transportation, & Logistics from FLS Transport. This week’s report covers confusion around California’s AB5 law enforcement, harvesting headaches because of crop yield, and 13 items that will be harder to find this fall.

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.

Amtrak Aims for Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2045

Supply Chain Brain

“Not only are trains convenient and comfortable, they are also one of the most sustainable modes of transportation,” Amtrak chief executive officer Stephen Gardner said in a statement

Annual 3PL study released at CSCMP Edge highlights a need to get ‘back to basics’

Logistics Management

As the supply chain continues to deal with a whole host of obstacles, including various disruptions, labor challenges, and strategic misalignments, there is a need for things to get back to basics for both 3PLs and shippers. That was the key theme of the annual 2023 27th Annual Third-Party Logistics Study, which was released this week at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Edge Conference in Nashville.

Chinese Cargo-Data Network Poses Growing Risks, U.S. Analysis Says

Supply Chain Brain

A congressional advisory body is urging legislators to strengthen U.S. defenses against China’s growing control of digital information related to global shipping and cargo, warning it could undermine national security and businesses