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3PL Selection 101 – A Step by Step Guide with Matt Hertz

The Logistics of Logistics

Matt Hertz and Joe Lynch discuss 3PL Selection 101 – A Step by Step Guide. Matt is the Co-founder of Second Marathon , a logistics consulting firm that helps brands find outsourced fulfillment providers tailored to their business needs. About Matt Hertz Matt Hertz , the Co-Founder of Second Marathon, established the ecommerce logistics consulting firm after a successful career building and scaling intricate supply chain operations.

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Returning to the Office: Better for Supply Chain Performance?

Talking Logistics

In October 2022, Craig Federighi, SVP of software engineering at Apple, said this about Apple’s requirement for workers to return to the office: “We’re better, and we’re happier, when we’re together [in person]. As we were in the pandemic, we’d all talk about depression and the mental health crisis and how our kids were devastated.

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Supply Chain Design: A Tool to Help Maximize Value

Logistics Viewpoints

A Supply Chain Design Solution from Coupa Imagine you’ve just received the job offer of your dreams. The company is willing to relocate you thousands of miles away from home and your family is in full support. The interview process is over, but more challenges are ahead. Which school are your children going to attend? Are you going to rent a house or an apartment?

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Truck parking reimagined: Bennett's 'Large car campgrounds'

Overdrive Online

"Fighting that mess at the truck stop" was a principal concern driving the investment in the Large Car Campgrounds initiative, says Bennett Motor Express CEO David Lowry. Now, three dedicated campgrounds for Bennett-leased owners set the stage for more.

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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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How manufacturers can adopt a sustainable supply chain

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Due to increasing pressure from various stakeholders, many companies are turning their focus to ensuring that their supply chains are sustainable. Some people see the concept of a sustainable supply chain as being pushed on them, but there are good business reasons why companies should implement sustainable supply chains — it’s not just social or environmental consciousness.

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A New Dawn for American Manufacturing

Supply Chain Brain

Manufacturers and retailers have often been left with two tough options: raise prices, or find a different supplier.

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Holcim Adding 1,000 Electric Trucks to Fleet

NGT News

Holcim, a Swiss building materials and aggregates company, has signed a letter of intent with Volvo Trucks to buy 1,000 electric trucks by 2030, with the first 130 being delivered this and next year. The Volvo FH and Volvo FM trucks will be delivered to markets including France, Germany, Switzerland and the U.K. “Long-term collaboration […] The post Holcim Adding 1,000 Electric Trucks to Fleet appeared first on NGT News.

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Our Polymer Market Outlook for Q3 2023: An Overview and Where Asian Producers Stand

MTS Logistics

The global market for polymers has been slow for some time, due to economic uncertainties, the Russia-Ukraine war, rising interest rates, and inflation being observed in every part of the world. Due to freight rates skyrocketing in 2020-2021 and in the beginning of 2022, Asian polymers have been dropping in price to be able to compete with the other regions of the world.

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Fleet Aiming for 700 Natural Gas Trucks

NGT News

EDEKA Minden-Hannover, a major food retailer in Germany, is converting its entire 700-vehicle fleet from diesel to bio-liquified natural gas (LNG), having already placed orders with IVECO for 275 natural gas trucks. The IVECO S-Way LNG trucks feature the Cursor 13 NG engine by FPT Industrial, the powertrain brand of Iveco Group. The 275 new […] The post Fleet Aiming for 700 Natural Gas Trucks appeared first on NGT News.

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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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4 Simple Ways to Lower Your LTL Shipping Rate

Freightquote

Save on less than truckload shipping costs with these four easy strategies for keeping your freight budget friendly. Watch the video now.

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Drayage: Your Most Asked Questions – Answered

Trinity Logistics

Have you ever wondered what drayage is? Perhaps you hear the term mentioned by other shippers, motor carriers, or your logistics providers. You’ve likely heard some other terms associated with drayage, like demurrage or drop fees, and are curious what those are. Well, if drayage is piquing your curiosity, we’re here to help you learn what it is and if it’s for your business.

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Q2 2023 Shipper Rate Report In Partnership with FreightWaves

Blue Grace Logistics

Q2 2023 Shipper Rate Report Q2 2023 Shipper Rate Report The Shipper Rate Report —presented in partnership with U.S. Bank and BlueGrace Logistics —is a quarterly publication using freight payment data from U.S. Bank in conjunction with FreightWaves SONAR data sets to create the most in-depth rate and demand outlook for shippers. The insights within this paper are curated by the market experts at FreightWaves and backed by the proprietary data and analytics housed in FreightWaves’ SONAR platfor

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Drayage: Your Most Asked Questions – Answered

Trinity Logistics

Have you ever wondered what drayage is? Perhaps you hear the term mentioned by other shippers, motor carriers, or your logistics providers. You’ve likely heard some other terms associated with drayage, like demurrage or drop fees, and are curious what those are. Well, if drayage is piquing your curiosity, we’re here to help you learn what it is and if it’s for your business.

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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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Quality Management Important for Warehouse Space

Logistics Business Magazine

We all know ISO9001 as a Standard that marks an organisation out as following Quality Management processes, writes Steve Purvis, Managing Director at Bis Henderson Space , but what are the tangible benefits for businesses involved in the warehouse space sector? What does accreditation to ISO9001 mean for businesses providing warehousing and, perhaps, more importantly, what benefits accrue for those seeking available space?

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C.R. England sees drivers beating autonomy on fuel economy

Commercial Carrier Journal

C.R. England, which recently announced that it's entering two autonomous truck pilots, is betting that its best drivers will beat artificial intelligence when it comes to conserving fuel.

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Everything You Need to Know About Cross-Border eCommerce Shipping

GoShip Blog

Are you looking to get started with cross-border shipping for your eCommerce business? If so, you’ve come to the right place! This blog post will cover everything you need to know about cross-border eCommerce shipping. From understanding the different types of services and costs associated with cross-border shipping to navigating the complexities of international regulations, we have you covered.

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How long does it take the freight market to flip?

FreightWaves SONAR

Not long at all. During the last freight cycle, there was a 56-day period when truckload spot rates increased by 25.6% and a 59-day period when rates fell by 15.1%. Right now, transportation rates are unseasonably low and capacity is plentiful across most modes of traffic, from North America truckload to trans-Pacific ocean container shipping. But shippers shouldn’t become complacent in the trough of the cycle: Historically, the market has flipped faster than shippers can adjust, to the detrimen

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Rethinking Direct Materials Sourcing: The Tools You Need To Manage Costs, Risks and Sustainability

Direct materials sourcing is evolving, with procurement now tasked not only with cost efficiency but managing sustainability and risk management. The environment is marked by heightened demand and expectations, compounded by challenges such as rising input prices, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical tensions. While some embrace cutting-edge tools like AI and blockchain for global trade functions, others lag in technology adoption.

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Logistics and the Power of Digital Marketing

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, marketing has become an essential tool for companies in order to stay competitive and drive growth. The logistics industry, traditionally known for its focus on operations and efficiency, is no exception. The logistics industry has witnessed significant changes over the years, with technological advancements and evolving customer expectations reshaping the way companies operate.

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Adnoc Boosts Size of Logistics Unit IPO to $769 Million Amid Strong Demand

Supply Chain Brain

Lower oil prices and concerns about slower economic growth globally have weighed on the market, and the MSCI GCC Countries Index has fallen almost 13% in the past year.

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Accell Reduces Supply Chain Complexities

Logistics Business Magazine

Kinaxis Inc., an authority in driving agility for fast, confident decision-making in an unpredictable world, has announced that Accell Group has deployed Kinaxis’ RapidResponse platform, digitally transforming its supply chain , providing solutions to supply chain complexities. Based in Heerenveen, Netherlands, Accell Group is a European market leader in e-bikes and Europe’s second largest supplier of bicycle parts and accessories.

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Watch: The Future of Automated Storage Lies in Robotics

Supply Chain Brain

Companies of just about any size can take advantage of robotics technology, says Brian Reinhart, vice president of sales, solutions and marketing at HAI Robotics.

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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,

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“Deflation is real”

Logistics Business Magazine

Long-awaited price deflation in the UK is now happening, says international procurement and supply chain management consultancy Inverto, part of Boston Consulting Group. Sushank Agarwal, Managing Director at Inverto , says that businesses must now renegotiate with their suppliers to bring prices down – or lose out to their competitors as price competition heats up.

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Inaugural North American Semiconductor Conference Held in Washington D.C.

Supply Chain Brain

The North America Semiconductor Conference forum was held by the Semiconductor Industry Association and Arizona State University during the week of May 19.

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The Time for Supply Chain Visibility is Now

Logistics Business Magazine

Supply chain visibility has been a hot innovation topic for more than the last five years, as tracking technology has evolved and more benefits have been identified. But getting past the market hype, what real progress has been made, and what is left to be done to give supply chain and logistics professionals comprehensive visibility to their operations – especially within retail?

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Ford Strikes Lithium Supply Deals With World’s Top Producers

Supply Chain Brain

Ford is staging a two-day event to convince investors of the merits of its plans for a 16-fold increase in EV production in the span of just a few years.

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Mastering Order Management: Backorders & Out-of-Stock Inventory

The unfortunate truth is that you will always have low stock and backorder issues with your supply chain. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared to handle them. This brief video explores some of the primary drivers of inventory issues – and how modern technology and best practices can mitigate these issues and ensure a superb customer experience.

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Volvo Receives Order for 1,000 Electric Trucks

Logistics Business Magazine

Volvo Trucks has signed a letter of intent to sell 1,000 electric trucks between now and 2030 to Holcim, one of the world’s largest building solution providers. The deal is the largest commercial order to date for Volvo electric trucks, and the first 130 trucks will be delivered in 2023 and 2024. Holcim is a global manufacturer of building solutions, with headquarters in Switzerland.

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Watch: E-Commerce in the Fashion Industry: Present and Future

Supply Chain Brain

It's important that companies prepare now for a coming growth spurt, says Gregor Baumeister, director of warehousing and distribution at Beumer Group.

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The Move Behind the Party: Logistics in Raves

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

Raves are known for their pulsating music. A complicated web of logistics, however, assures the seamless functioning and delight of participants behind the scenes of these remarkable events. Logistics are the unsung heroes of raves, ensuring everything from sound and lighting production to crowd control and security. You can see the logistics involved in everything that surrounds a Rave party.