Wed.Jun 05, 2024

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Warehouse Automation 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Logistics Viewpoints

Autonomous technology continues to make an impact on the supply chain. The autonomous supply chain , as I am writing about it here, applies to moving goods without human intervention (to some degree at least). While there is plenty of talk about autonomous transportation, including drones and self-driving trucks, warehouse automation is at the forefront of the autonomous supply chain.

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Beyond the Yard: How Velostics Streamlines Scheduling with Gaurav Khandelwal

The Logistics of Logistics

Gaurav Khandelwal and Joe Lynch discuss beyond the yard – how Velostics streamlines scheduling. Gaurav is the Founder and CEO of Velostics , a logistics Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company specializing in unified scheduling of appointments, dock and yard management and digitizing the gate in/out process for shippers. Summary: Beyond the Yard: How Velostics Streamlines Scheduling In this podcast, Gaurav Khandelwal, CEO of Velostics, discusses how their cloud-based logistics software au

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GreenPower Introduces Electric Refrigerated Medium-Duty Delivery Truck

NGT News

GreenPower Motor Company Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of purpose-built, all-electric, zero-emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles, has unveiled the EV Star REEFERX, a new all-electric refrigerated medium-duty delivery truck. This vehicle is available for orders immediately. Built on GreenPower’s EV Star Cab & Chassis platform, the EV Star REEFERX is fully customizable with a lighter […] The post GreenPower Introduces Electric Refrigerated Medium-Duty Delivery Truck appea

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The Trillion-Dollar Problem for Retailers: Not Having Clean Data

Supply Chain Brain

A study by the IHL Group found that retailers miss out on nearly $1 trillion in sales per year because of out-of-stock items.

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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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Scania Touring Vehicle Operates on Either Natural Gas, Biogas – or Both

NGT News

Scania has added an LBG/LNG (liquefied biogas/liquefied natural gas) variant of the Scania Touring vehicle. Able to run on both natural gas and biogas, or a mix of the two, it allows a smooth transition to biogas, creating a circular and economically viable solution for sustainable long-distance transport. “The new LBG/LNG variant of the Scania […] The post Scania Touring Vehicle Operates on Either Natural Gas, Biogas – or Both appeared first on NGT News.

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Does FMCSA registration overhaul have a sole-proprietor problem?

Overdrive Online

FMCSA plans to attempt ID verification of every business entity registered in its system later this year, yet will it overlook thousands of sole proprietor businesses? The agency acknowledged potential issues in a recent session detailing overhaul plans.

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Watch: How Can LSPs Help Their Customers To Weather Disruption?

Supply Chain Brain

Ann Marie Jonkman, senior director of global industry strategies with Blue Yonder, frames the key questions that logistics service providers should be asking, as they consider adopting innovative technologies on behalf of customers.

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More Progress with Major Channel in the Port of Baltimore Opening This Weekend

MTS Logistics

It has been announced that the Port of Baltimore, closed to vessel traffic since the March collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, will see a major milestone this weekend. More than two months after container vessel Dali slammed into Baltimore’s Key Bridge and collapsed the bridge, the main shipping channel in the Port of Baltimore will be clear of further debris and reopen for vessel traffic this upcoming weekend.

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U.K. Clothing Exports Take Nosedive Since Brexit

Supply Chain Brain

Exports of clothing and footwear from the U.K. to the EU have dipped from £7.4 billion ($9.4 billion) in 2019 to £2.7 billion in 2023.

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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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A Story of Supply Chain Excellence

Supply Chain and Logistics

Orbit Charts measure Supply Chain excellence.

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Auto, Steel Groups Urge Canada to Match U.S. Tariffs on China

Supply Chain Brain

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other Canadian officials have said they are monitoring the American tariff policy, but have not committed to following suit.

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Tive Launches Real-Time Shipment Visibility Solution

Food Logistics

Tive Solo Lite is a cutting-edge shipment visibility solution tailored for the needs of logistics service providers and third-party logistics (3PL) providers, food and beverage suppliers, retail grocers, and other key industry sectors.

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Digital Freight Company Transfix Sells Brokerage Business

Supply Chain Brain

The sale will include the addition of 15,000 carriers for NFI Industries, while Transfix says it will keep just over 100 of its roughly 350 employees.

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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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NFI acquires Transfix brokerage

Commercial Carrier Journal

NFI is adding more than 15,000 carriers to its already extensive carrier network.

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Volvo Set to Roll Out Supply Chain Tracker for EVs

Supply Chain Brain

The new tracker will provide details on materials used for EV batteries, as well as the carbon footprint for the batteries themselves.

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Honda Begins Producing Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

NGT News

Honda is celebrating the start of production of the all-new 2025 Honda CR-V e:FCEV fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) at the Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Ohio. The all-new CR-V e:FCEV is the only FCEV made in America, as well as the first production hydrogen FCEV in the United States to combine an all-new U.S.-made […] The post Honda Begins Producing Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle appeared first on NGT News.

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How Long Does Air Freight Take to Clear Customs?

Dedola Global Logistics

Understanding the intricacies of air freight customs clearance is essential for businesses and individuals who rely on international trade. When goods are shipped by air , the time it takes to clear customs can vary greatly, largely depending on the efficiency of the relevant customs authorities and the completeness and accuracy of the required paperwork by the shipper.

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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 4.2: Advancing Supply Chain Resilience with Automated Scenario Comparison and Freight Management

Log-hub

3 min read Log-hub announces the release of the latest update, Log-hub 4.2. The Log-hub 4.2 update introduces several new features that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of supply chain management, enabling businesses to improve productivity, and gain strategic insights significantly. Embark on our Freight Management Journey Log-hub has been on the freight management journey for some time to enhance freight management processes for its customers. “The cost pressure in the supply cha

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Greener Inland Haulage Options in France

Logistics Business Magazine

Ocean Network Express (ONE) is now able to offer customers in France the opportunity to transport their cargo inland using trucks powered by biofuel in partnership with logistics company Transmanut. Operating in the Le Havre area, the trucks will use Oleo100 fuel, which is made from 100% French rapeseed residue. The fuel provides a 60% reduction in CO2 emissions and is a completely renewable energy resource.

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Weak rates, low volumes and high costs continue to impact freight market in April

Commercial Carrier Journal

Overcapacity in the carrier market played a significant role in prolonged downturn in freight industry.

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4-way Forklift for HMS Victory Conservation Project

Logistics Business Magazine

A combination of over 250 years of naval heritage and 25 years of forklift technology in the form of a Combilift multidirectional truck is ensuring the smooth running of the HMS Victory Conservation Project by The National Museum of the Royal Navy at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. After over 250 years of service in the Royal Navy, HMS Victory is undergoing the most comprehensive conservation project in her recent history to ensure that she is fit to fulfil her duties as flagship of the First

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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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Close More Deals: Freight Broker Sales Call Strategies & Scripts

IFS Blogs

Discover expert tips, proven strategies, and an effective cold call script for freight brokers to enhance your sales calls.

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Automation Lifecycle Management

Logistics Business Magazine

Joe Morris (pictured) played a pivotal role in the success of TJ Morris, trading as Home Bargains. In this interview, by Kirsty Adams, he discusses his new company, ARMS Innovations , which is revolutionising the approach to asset lifecycle management. We also cover important trends impacting UK retail. Where did the idea for ARMS Innovations come from?

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National Forklift Safety Day 2024

Logistics Business Magazine

National Forklift Safety Day is one of the UK material handling sector’s most significant initiatives, aiming to spread awareness about the importance of operator training and the safe use of forklifts. Beginning on June 11th, this year’s online campaign is supported by the theme ‘Prevent – Manage – Learn’. This succinct tagline reflects the UK Material Handling Association’s (UKMHA) ambition to educate people about what to do in the event of an incident.