Tue.Nov 14, 2023

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A Rapid Assessment Approach to Developing a Supply Chain AI Strategy 

Talking Logistics

Misinformation, Confusion, and Fear Mongering characterize the general state of public information about Artificial Intelligence (AI)! Between the government mindlessly trying to “slow” the growth of AI and the media trying to scare you that AI is coming for your job, the public has been totally confused. AI needs new Public Relations representation!

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Weigh In: Why should brokers be allowed to call you at 3 a.m.?

Overdrive Online

For Long Haul Paul, it's impossible to get through to brokers in the daytime, then the 3 a.m. calls start. LHP takes the temp around broker "check calls," sometimes made in spite of increasingly ubiquitous tracking technology in use.

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Supply Chain Benchmarking with Trent Morris

Logistics Bureau

There are numerous areas in the supply chain that can be benchmarked. But what is Supply Chain Benchmarking? Why should you do it, and how? What types of benchmarking practices do companies employ? Let’s find the answers to these questions from Trent Morris!  Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our website, check them out: Freight Benchmarking: What Is It?

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TEAM Software by WorkWave Introduces New Functionality At Upcoming ISSA North America Show and BSCAI Conference in Las Vegas

WorkWave

Time To Read: 3 minutes HOLMDEL, N.J, November 14, 2023 – TEAM Software by WorkWave , the world’s leading enterprise software for security, cleaning and facilities management companies, will showcase their industry-leading workforce management software – including new ACH payment functionality – at both the ISSA North America Show (November 13-16) and the BSCAI Contracting Success Conference (November 14-16), both taking place this week at the Mandalay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

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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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Integrated Scenario Planning – Driving a Better Understanding of Risks & Opportunities

Supply Chain Brain

Like a world-class chess player, scenario planning allows you to anticipate moves and counter moves to visualize how the “game” will play out and adjust your strategy and plans before the game begins!

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Quarterly Freight Data Report Q3 2023

Supply Chain Brain

The Quarterly Freight Data Report: A Q3 Review of the Trucking Economy & How It Will Shape Q4 '23 is a publication using Loadsmart data sets for shippers. Understanding the cyclical nature of the market, and where we currently are within that market, helps Shippers to make better predictions for the current quarter and into the new year.

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Trinity Logistics Dedicated to Growing Future Sales Professionals Through Partnership in Iowa University’s Sales Forum

Trinity Logistics

Trinity Logistics, a leading logistics solutions provider, is proud to share its corporate partnership with Iowa State University and active participation in the Ivy Sales Forum at the Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business. This strategic collaboration exemplifies Trinity Logistics’s dedication to fostering talent development and nurturing future professionals.

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Using Drones to Improve Inventory Count Accuracy

Supply Chain Brain

Employees no longer spend long, tedious hours doing manual inventory with forklifts, and there is now less likelihood of misplacing product.

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Fuel fraud: The ‘silent epidemic’ facing the trucking industry

Truck News

Does it feel lately that, every time you turn around, someone’s trying to rip you off? I wouldn’t blame you.

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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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Norway Seeks Closer Ties with Korean EV Battery Companies

Supply Chain Brain

At a conference in Pohang, industry group Battery Norway pitched Korean companies, including LG Energy Solution Ltd., Ecopro Materials Co. and Posco Future M Co. on why they should cooperate.

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When shiny toys like Convoy don’t quite work

Truck News

Convoy, the darling digital broker that promised to disrupt the supply chain, has closed its doors.

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Watch: Building ESG on Pillars of Trust, Transparency and Contract Transformation

Supply Chain Brain

Bernadette Bulacan, chief evangelist with Icertis, talks about what’s needed today for companies to comply with environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements in collaboration with their supply chain partners.

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The Ultimate Guide to 2024 Supply Chain, Logistics, E-Commerce, DTC, and More Events

Stord

A nearly comprehensive list of all the major supply chain, logistics, e-commerce, dtc, and similar events in 2024.

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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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Moving Container Production From China Won't Ease Supply Chain Woes, SC Execs Say

Supply Chain Brain

Nineteen percent of responders said that they believe shifting production away from China would help supply chains while another 27% said this change could maybe alleviate supply issues.

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Is it Time to Switch Your TMS Provider? 7 Signs You Need to Shop Around

MercuryGate

The transportation management system (TMS) is the keystone to any high-functioning tech stack. When your TMS is operating at a high level and empowering your team to do its best work, things are great. However, if your TMS is no longer meeting expectations, it may be time to evaluate options for another TMS provider. The post Is it Time to Switch Your TMS Provider?

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Taking A Managed Services Approach to Complex B2B Integration

Supply Chain Brain

As B2B integration becomes increasingly crucial for business success, companies need to work with a trusted partner that can seamlessly support their business integration requirements.

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Safety Survey for Warehouse Line Marking

Logistics Business Magazine

A new service has been launched by inotec UK – a free safety and maintenance survey for the appraisal of warehouse line marking. This complimentary service will be available for both internal and external line marking. It has been designed to offer advice on essential health and safety requirements of new line marking, upkeep of existing line marking as well as replacement lines should they be necessary.

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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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The Future of Supply Chain Work Is Now

Supply Chain Brain

If you’re not actively rethinking your approach to facilities, pay scales, work environments, automation and digitization, you’re losing ground to competitors for both business and talent.

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European Portfolio gets Project in Croatia

Logistics Business Magazine

Accolade Group, a leading investor in modern industrial and manufacturing properties across Europe, has announced its expansion into Croatia, marking the seventh European country in its portfolio. This move is part of the group’s strategic goal to grow in regions with high demand and potential for future development. The group has successfully acquired a building permit for its inaugural project, an industrial building situated north of Zagreb.

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UAW Workers at Select GM and Ford Plants Reject Tentative Deals

Supply Chain Brain

Prior to these rejections, 52% of UAW members at GM's Flint, Michigan plant voted against the proposed contract during the week of November 7.

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CCJ's 2023 Five Flashiest Fleets winners

Commercial Carrier Journal

This year’s Five Flashiest Fleets took advantage of the opportunity to set them apart from the competition.

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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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Unlocking New Opportunities: The Integration of Small-Move Management for Freight Brokers and 3PLs

Supply Chain Brain

It is crucial for businesses to adapt and seize emerging opportunities. One such opportunity that has been flying under the radar is Small-Move Management.

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Robotics Partnership with Intralogistics Specialist

Logistics Business Magazine

Global Robotics Services (GRS), the robotics arm division of GLP, has agreed a new strategic partnership with Brysdales Intralogistics (Brysdales), part of the Verat Group, one of the UK’s leading providers of material handling solutions Under the terms of the partnership, GRS will work with Brysdales to offer a full-service solution to warehouse operators and businesses across the UK who seek to improve the productivity of their operations through robotics and other efficient storage solu

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Optimize and Automate Repacking Production One Step at a Time

Supply Chain Brain

Starting with well-defined and manageable projects, you can create success and internal buy-in to support an evolution of your supply chain over time to one that is truly seamless and fully connected.

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Safe and Steady Forklifts

Logistics Business Magazine

Leading building materials specialist EPD Insulation Group is improving safety and fuel efficiency with a fleet of brand new GRENDiA ES forklifts. When it came to sourcing a new fleet of trucks, EPD Insulation Group had a specific set of criteria. They turned to their local Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks distributor who came highly recommended, and who offered a solution that ticked all the right boxes.

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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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Saudia Group Closing in on Order for 150+ Airplanes

Supply Chain Brain

Saudia Group is planning on announcing the order before the end of 2023, with the airplanes going to Saudia Cargo as well as Flyadeal.

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How To Start A NEMT Business: A Comprehensive Overview

WorkWave

Time To Read: 6 minutes If you’re wondering how to start a NEMT business, you’ve come to the right place. Have you ever dreamed of a business that offers financial rewards and the satisfaction of making a real difference in people’s lives? Imagine helping seniors and others with limited mobility reach their crucial medical appointments.

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Unleashing Supply Chain Resilience using AI and Virtual Twin

Supply Chain Brain

In this eBook, you will discover how supply chains can truly transform from a digital supply chain to an autonomous supply chain.