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The Outsourced Supply Chain with Hannah Kain

The Logistics of Logistics

Hannah Kain and Joe Lynch discuss the outsourced supply chain, a topic Hannah is familiar with due to ALOM ‘s extensive experience managing supply chain functions for diverse industries. Hannah is Founder and CEO of ALOM, a leading global supply chain management services and solutions provider, offering comprehensive services to Fortune 500 clients in various industries.

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Phoenix Transit Agency Adding Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Hybrid-Electric Buses to Fleet

NGT News

The Phoenix Public Transit Department (PTD) has placed an order with New Flyer Industries for six zero-emission fuel cell-electric and 20 low-emission hybrid-electric transit buses. The two five-year contracts include options to purchase up to 160 fuel cell-electric and 160 hybrid-electric transit buses in 40-foot lengths. PTD provides transportation services in Phoenix and other cities […] The post Phoenix Transit Agency Adding Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Hybrid-Electric Buses to Fleet appeare

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This Week in Logistics News (May 20 – 26)

Logistics Viewpoints

Last night, I took my 13-year-old son to see the movie Air, which tells the story of how Nike pursued basketball rookie Michael Jordan in 1984 to sign with the company. That move, and Michael Jordan’s incredible talent and business acumen, has turned the Jordan brand into a multi-billion-dollar business. For my son, he loved seeing how the Air Jordan prototype was created, and he considers himself a bit of a sneakerhead.

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Protected: Hoptek helps trucking firms be data literate

Supply Chain and Logistics

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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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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 26, 2023)

Talking Logistics

It’s been a busy two weeks of traveling, learning, and networking. Last week I was at the SAP Sapphire conference, and this week I was at Manhattan Associates’ Momentum 2023 conference. I’ll share my takeaways from both events in upcoming posts. (Sneak peak: AI and sustainability were big topics at both.) I’m looking forward to. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 26, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Will Chinese-Manufactured Cranes at U.S. Ports Be Banned Soon?

MTS Logistics

Living and trading in a global economy means that many different everyday items that are involved in the supply chain are manufactured and used all over the world from a large variety of different countries. Most of the time, these components of the supply chain fly under the radar and hardly get noticed by people outside of a particular industry. But, particularly in the U.S., “Buy American” is now central to politics and its latest target is the nation’s port system.

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Alberta platooning researchers met the realities of Murphy’s Law

Truck News

Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Nobody knows this better than a trucker. Loads are delayed. Equipment breaks down. Then there’s the traffic. Always the traffic.

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Finding bulk freight capacity is easier now, but for how long?

Bulk Connection

After enduring historically tight capacity markets in the wake of the pandemic, shippers are experiencing a welcome respite. Finding bulk freight capacity is easier now than it has been in years. In this article, however, we’ll explain why this seemingly positive news may not be as good as it seems.

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DrayTECH 2023: 3 Key Takeaways

Envase Technologies

Every year, the Harbor Trucking Association hosts its DrayTech event, bringing the technology and trucking companies that operate in the drayage space together for a full day of panels, discussions, show & tell, networking, and entertainment. DrayTech 2023 took place last week in San Pedro at a new venue, The Double Tree Hotel, which offered the ability to host more folks and end with a bang.

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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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Air Freight vs. Sea Freight: A Comparison

CLX Logistics

Logistics professionals need to make critical decisions about their freight every day, including selecting the optimal modes of transport. Sometimes it’s an easy decision, but not always, and it can be especially confusing for newcomers to the industry. Air freight and ocean freight are two of the most common methods of transportation to consider when moving goods throughout your supply chain.

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Infor Benefits Food & Beverage Industry

Logistics Business Magazine

Infor, the industry cloud company, has formed a partnership with Ivy Mobility to strengthen the solution ecosystem for consumer packaged goods (CPG), food and beverage manufacturing and distributing businesses requiring mobile solutions for direct store delivery (DSD), and merchandising and in-store operations. Ivy Mobility offers intelligent route-to-market solutions for consumer goods manufacturers and distributors.

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Preventing Cross Contact at Food and Pharmaceutical Storage Facilities

Kanban Logistics

Product integrity means everything to producers of food and pharmaceutical products, so it needs to be equally important to providers of food and pharmaceutical storage facilities. We all know that these facilities must go to great lengths to keep products at appropriate temperatures and protect against damage. But, they must also prevent cross contact between products – not only to preserve product integrity, but to protect the 15 million Americans who have a food allergy.

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Transaid Extends Work with FIA Foundation

Logistics Business Magazine

Transaid has secured an extension of its work funded by global road safety philanthropy the FIA Foundation, to lead the second phase of a project to establish a National Helmet Wearing Coalition in Kenya, using its extensive experience in motorcycle and motorised three-wheeler safety. Priorities for a new 13-month term are to secure the long-term future of the Coalition and cement Kenyan ownership of this initiative, whilst strengthening the implementation of the existing Kenyan Helmet Standard

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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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Governors Pressing for Action on Biomass-Based Diesel

NGT News

The Iowa Biodiesel Board and Iowa Soybean Association have commended Gov. Kim Reynolds for leading a multi-state letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, attempting to persuade the agency to increase biomass-based diesel and overall advanced volumes from its currently proposed volumes under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard. The EPA’s proposed rule establishes what specific volumes of […] The post Governors Pressing for Action on Biomass-Based Diesel appeared first on NGT News

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TEG Launches ‘Industry-First’ Transport Data Service

Logistics Business Magazine

Transport Exchange Group (TEG), a leading UK online freight exchange platform, is helping its members to operate more dynamically and competitively in a highly volatile marketplace with the launch of what it describes as an ‘industry-first’ load pricing data service. Price Per Mile (PPM) will offer simple, timely and accurate insight into changing road transport rates for the first time, so hauliers, couriers and owner drivers can better shape their pricing strategies in real-time.

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PGT Trucking Delivers Low-Carbon Steel on No-Carbon Truck

NGT News

Flatbed transportation specialist PGT Trucking Inc. has delivered its first shipment of low-greenhouse-gas steel via Nikola’s Class 8 battery-electric vehicle from Nucor’s new Brandenburg, Ky., plant to a nearby fabricator as part of its sustainable shipping solutions program. Nucor has installed charging stations at multiple mills, including Brandenburg, to enable the use of battery-electric flatbed […] The post PGT Trucking Delivers Low-Carbon Steel on No-Carbon Truck appeare

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IFOY Test Report: Continental AMR IL 1200

Logistics Business Magazine

In the run-up to the handing out of the IFOY Awards in Dortmund on June 22nd, we are running through all the 2023 finalists and share the verdict from the IFOY test conducted during the evaluation by an expert jury in March. Our next entry (alphabetically speaking) is the AMR IL 1200 from Continental Automotive Technologies GmbH. Category: AGV / AMR IFOY Test Report The AMR IL 1200 automates the flow of materials in production plants, warehouses or logistics centres.

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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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Southern California Fleet to Deploy ENC Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses

NGT News

ElDorado National – California (ENC), a subsidiary of REV Group Inc., has secured an order for 19 Axess EVO-FC hydrogen fuel cell buses from California public transit provider Foothill Transit. Foothill Transit currently operates a fleet of 359 buses, which includes zero-emission models, and serves Southern California’s San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, including Pasadena and […] The post Southern California Fleet to Deploy ENC Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses appeared first on NGT News.

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Smooth Sailing: Logistics in the Yacht Industry

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

The yacht industry represents a world of luxury, adventure, and opulence on the high seas. Behind the scenes, however, lies a complex web of logistics that ensures the smooth operation of yacht manufacturing, delivery, and maintenance. From sourcing premium materials to orchestrating global shipments, logistics plays a vital role in meeting the unique demands of the yacht industry.

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Blue Bird Increasing Electric-Bus Manufacturing Capacity Five-Fold

NGT News

Blue Bird Corp. has opened its new Electric Vehicle (EV) Build-up Center on the grounds of the company’s main U.S. manufacturing plant in Fort Valley, Ga. Blue Bird transformed a 40,000 sq. ft. facility to meet increasing demand for electric school buses. The opening marks an important milestone as the company continues to expand its […] The post Blue Bird Increasing Electric-Bus Manufacturing Capacity Five-Fold appeared first on NGT News.

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Jingdong Logistics launched Asia’s largest integrated intelligent logistics center

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

Jd Logistics has fully invested in Dongguan Asia No.1, the largest integrated intelligent logistics center in Asia. With a construction area of nearly 500,000 square meters, the center has a daily order processing capacity of 1.6 million, and the automatic three-dimensional warehouse can store more than 20 million medium items at the same time. The operation of Dongguan Asia One will enable more than 100 million people in South China to enjoy convenient services brought by “24-hour access&

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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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Sustainable Supply Chains: You Can’t Manage What You Can’t Measure

AIMMS

The post Sustainable Supply Chains: You Can’t Manage What You Can’t Measure appeared first on AIMMS.

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British Airways Cancels Dozens of Heathrow Flights After I.T. Problem

Supply Chain Brain

Most of the cancellations, which come on the busiest day for U.K. air travel since 2019, are for European and domestic flights.

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NEXT Streamlines Order Processing

Logistics Business Magazine

Geek+, a global leader in mobile robots for logistics, and NEXT, the British multinational clothing, footwear and home products retailer, have announced the success of their automation collaboration in NEXT’s Dearne Valley Pallet fulfilment centre. In 45,000 sq m of warehouse space, 250 Geek+ robots handle both goods-to-person picking and order sorting processes for NEXT’s e-commerce operations.

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Invasion of Ukraine ‘Has Fueled Funding Boom for Clean Energy’

Supply Chain Brain

For the first time in history the amount of investment going to solar is higher than the amount going to oil production

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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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How to Be Successful in Logistics Sales

IFS Blogs

Learn how to be successful in logistics sales and convert more customers using the 7 strategies in this article. Read more.

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Low-carbon logistics

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

Low carbon logistics is a choice of both challenges and opportunities for logistics enterprises. The society is in transition, and the renewable resources are decreasing day by day. In the sustainable development society, logistics enterprises must be low-carbon and green logistics in order to be invincible in the future. Low-carbon and green logistics services are conducive to protecting the ecological environment, saving resources and energy, pollution-free, harmless, non-toxic and beneficial

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Penske Transportation Solutions Recipient of Climate Leadership Award for Electric Truck Innovations

Penske Move Ahead

Penske Transportation Solutions was recognized in Los Angeles by the Climate Registry for its work with electric trucks. Penske was honored with an Innovative Partnership Certificate at the 2023 Climate Leadership Awards for being a part of the Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet. The other recipients included Daimler Truck North America , Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).