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Making Drivers Happy with Elisabeth Barna

The Logistics of Logistics

Elisabeth Barna and Joe Lynch discuss making drivers happy. Elisabeth is the Founder of EAB Strategies, a company that provides communications and marketing expertise to transportation and logistics companies, as well as program development for companies seeking to grow their brand and image. About Elisabeth Barna Elisabeth Barna is a seasoned veteran in the trucking industry with 34 years of experience.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 12, 2024)

Talking Logistics

April showers bring May flowers. If it rains any more, though, we’ll be drowning in daisies soon. “The sun’ll come out tomorrow,” Annie promises. I hope she’s right because I’m betting my bottom dollar on it. — While it rains outside, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Necessity. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 12, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Waupun Truck-N-Show ending after 35 years

Overdrive Online

The annual event in Waupun, Wisconsin, to be held Aug. 9-10 this year, will be the final iteration of one of the longest-running truck shows in the country.

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Double-Deck Electric Buses Ready to Roll in Limerick

NGT News

Limerick’s city bus service, operated by Bus Éireann, is set to become Ireland’s first fully electric regional city bus service, as part of a 54-million-euro investment by the National Transport Authority (NTA). The new service is to be officially launched April 12 by Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan at Limerick’s Colbert Station. As part of […] The post Double-Deck Electric Buses Ready to Roll in Limerick appeared first on NGT News.

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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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The Automated Manifest System (AMS): An Overview and Requirements for Shippers

MTS Logistics

What is the Automated Manifest System (AMS)? The automated manifest system is an electronic system that is used to support cargo data such as departure, arrival, and release information between the actors of shipment when importing to the U.S. The AMS was formed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in 2004 to keep freight under inspection, minimize potential errors and security risks.

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How to Expand Your Business with Cross-Border Shipping to Mexico

Blue Grace Logistics

How to Expand Your Business with Cross-Border Shipping to Mexico Search Search Jose Fernandez - April 12, 2024 In today’s marketplace, expanding your business’s reach beyond borders is not just an option but a necessity for growth. What you will learn in this blog: Understand the Benefits of Shipping to Mexico Optimizing your Supply Chain Through Nearshoring Navigation of Customs and Compliance One of the most promising avenues for expansion lies in cross-border shipping to Mexico.

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Safeguarding Platform to Help Combat Fraud in Transportation and Logistics

Food Logistics

Descartes Systems Group developed Descartes MacroPoint FraudGuard to help freight brokers, 3PLs and shippers identify and prevent fraudulent activities related to carrier information, load tracking, and shipment status.

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Overcoming Challenges in Warehouse Safety and Efficiency

Logistics Business Magazine

New research from Watco has highlighted the challenges faced by facilities management (FM) professionals in the warehousing and storage sector, and how they impact the ability to run safe and efficient operations The research revealed that more than half (57%) have seen an increase in their workload over the past year. On top of this, over a third (38%) regularly go over budget on urgent repair work to remove hazards.

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Class 8 Electric Truck Makes Historic Border Crossing into Mexico

NGT News

A Class 8 heavy-duty electric freight truck has completed a historic crossing from the U.S. into Mexico, according to San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Bali Express. The semi-truck made its maiden voyage into Mexico, marking a milestone as the binational region moves toward a net-zero future. The dedicated trucks will utilize recently built […] The post Class 8 Electric Truck Makes Historic Border Crossing into Mexico 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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Don’t evade your safety obligations

Truck News

Traveling on public transport is generally boring but there was a touch of drama on a recent trip I took.

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Could gamifying music in warehouses unlock morale and boost efficiency?

Logistics Business Magazine

Almost nine in 10 warehouses pop on the tunes for their workers, as a survey of employees by music licensing company PPL PRS found that of those that don’t, the majority (89%) wish they did. Warehouse workers say music makes them feel happy (54%), energised (49%) and relaxed (43%) but over half (51%) say music could be a challenge, needing to be able to hear their co-workers.

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China Asks Telecom Carriers to Drop Foreign Chips, WSJ Says

Supply Chain Brain

Beijing is accelerating a campaign to eradicate American technology, in part to circumvent a growing thicket of U.S, sanctions.

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Volvo building truck plant in Mexico

Commercial Carrier Journal

Volvo's Mexico plant will add production capacity for both Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks in the U.S.

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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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Log-hub and KNIME Forge Strategic Partnership to Revolutionize Supply Chain Optimization

Log-hub

7 min read In a significant move to enhance supply chain optimization capabilities worldwide, Log-hub and KNIME announce their strategic partnership. This collaboration brings together Log-hub’s innovative and AI-based supply chain algorithms highly focusing on network design and route optimization with KNIME’s intuitive platform for end-to-end data science.

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National Work Zone Awareness Week Spotlights Safety, April 15-19

Penske Move Ahead

Road construction and maintenance projects are the keys to maintaining healthy roadways. Yet, these work zones can provide challenges to drivers. New speed limits, traffic patterns and rights of way, as well as worker and vehicle movement, can all impact work zone safety. National Work Zone Awareness Week , April 15-19, shines a spotlight on ways drivers can keep themselves as well as work zone workers safe.

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This Week in Logistics News (April 6 – 12)

Logistics Viewpoints

The Masters: a tradition unlike any other. And a golfer unlike any other is looking to make history this weekend at the annual golf tournament played at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia: Tiger Woods. Actually, Woods is looking at 2 records this weekend, one of which is more attainable than the other. Woods has made 23 consecutive cuts at the Masters, tied with Fred Couples and Gary Player for the longest streak of all-time.

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Senate Panel Urges Biden Urged to Ban China-Made EVs

Supply Chain Brain

In February, the White House said it was opening an investigation into whether Chinese cars pose a national security risk.

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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