Wed.May 25, 2022

7 Key Strategies To Keep Up With Changing Last-mile Customer Expectations

Locus

“There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.” -Sam Sam Walton.

Ecommerce Delivery Providers with Nate Skiver

The Logistics of Logistics

Ecommerce Delivery Providers with Nate Skiver. Nate Skiver and Joe Lynch discuss ecommerce delivery providers. Nate is he Founder of LPF Spend Management , which help parcel shippers create parcel shipping programs which reduce expense, while delivering a positive customer experience.

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‘Exceptional growth’ in container fleet could result in 13m teu excess

Supply Chain and Logistics

The excess estimated in this article is mostly in dry containers. Reefers are still much in demand. The problem is, what’s going to happen to them?

Profiles in Real-Time Supply Chain Visibility Excellence: GEODIS & Tive

Talking Logistics

Supply chain visibility has been top-of-mind for logistics professionals for at least two decades, yet it remains a work-in-progress for many companies.

Gartner on Choosing the Right Supply Chain Visibility Platform for Your Business

Supply Chain Visibility is critical to success in today’s market, but how do you ensure that you choose the right platform? Gartner rates 11 visibility platforms on 100+ capabilities to help you make the best decision for your business. Download the report!

Manhattan Associates Momentum 2022 Conference

Logistics Viewpoints

Manhattan Associates hosted its annual user conference, Manhattan Momentum , in Hollywood, Florida from May 23 rd through today, May 25. Assemble Agents of Change” was the theme of the conference.

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Volvo Trucks Academy Facility Expands Battery-Electric Truck Training

NGT News

Volvo Trucks North America’s Volvo Trucks Academy has opened a new facility in Tinley Park, Ill. to expand access to battery-electric truck training in the central U.S.

Taking a look at the current state of robotics

Logistics Management

Our research shows companies are adopting robots, but it’s a long way to go before they’re commonplace

BC Transit, Proterra Sign $20 Million Contract for EV Bus Fleet and Charging

NGT News

BC Transit in British Columbia, Canada has approved a $20 million contract with Proterra Inc. to purchase 10 40-foot Proterra ZX5 electric transit buses and one Proterra Energy MW-scale electric vehicle (EV) fleet charger as part of the agency’s transition to a fully electric bus fleet.

Truck tonnage levels trend down in April, reports ATA

Logistics Management

The ATA’s advanced Seasonally Adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, for April, came in at 115.8 2015=100), falling 2% on the heels of a 1.8% March gain (this reading was downwardly revised from an original 2.4% increase

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How to Achieve True Net-Zero Emissions: An Action Plan for Supply Chain Leaders

To achieve sustainability, many firms set lofty net-zero emissions goals. However, meeting them is easier said than done. This GEP whitepaper shows why supply shain leaders should take steps now, and offers an action plan for moving forward.

mPhase Selects First 11 Electric Vehicle Charging Sites in Virginia

NGT News

mPhase Technologies Inc., a technology company developing the mPower EV+ (electric vehicle) charging network and consumer engagement platform, has completed site selection for the first 11 mPower EV charging locations in the State of Virginia.

DB Schenker Helps Entrepreneur Bring Quality South African Wines to the US

Now, That's Logistics

As one of the three largest wine consuming countries in the world, the US presents ample opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to introduce Americans to high-quality wines from around the world.

Holcim Orders 10 Hypertruck ERXs with Additional Fleet Expansion Potential

NGT News

Holcim has commissioned 10 Hypertruck ERX units, with plans to evaluate actual efficiencies and potential fleet expansion in the future. Hyliion Holdings Corp.‘s

Key to better freight rates: Speak your broker's language through data, business confidence, market knowledge

Overdrive Online

Owners' spot freight negotiations should be viewed as a potential stepping stone to steady business. As evidenced in this report, tactics abound for getting better rates, but truckers who succeed consistently always keep an eye on the road ahead. Business

Using Technology & Strategy to Build a More Resilient Supply Chain

Speaker: Tom Coughlin, President at Coughlin Associates, Inc.

The pandemic has made companies acutely aware of the interdependence of supply chains, with reliance on multiple suppliers to produce crucial components of finished products. One of the consequences will be the growth of more local content in products, and that will require the use of new technologies. In this webinar, learn how to navigate the ways technology working with humans will transform the way products are made and distributed.

American Battery Solutions Supplies Systems for Solo AVT Long-Haul Truck

NGT News

Solo Advanced Vehicle Technologies (Solo AVT), a vehicle hardware company for the freight transportation industry, has signed an initial agreement with American Battery Solutions (ABS) to develop the battery system for the SD1, Solo AVT’s battery-electric Class 8 long-haul truck, with 500+ miles of range.

How to improve quality management in your manufacturing business

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

The consequences of quality control errors at your manufacturing plant can be huge, potentially resulting in rework, product redesign, recalls, and dissatisfied customers.

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NREL Database Addresses EV Battery Supply Chain Issues in the U.S.

NGT News

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) new Battery Policies and Incentives database, developed and managed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), is helping to address the need for large quantities of high-capacity lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries.

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How Automation Is Transforming Delivery and Logistics Behind the Scenes

Supply Chain Brain

The term “automation” often conjures images of warehouse bots and self-driving trucks. But the real magic of automation is much less flashy

New Research: The State of Supply Chain Network Design in 2022

This report explores how the state of supply chain network design has changed – including how the tools, maturity models, and market demands are transforming the network design practice.

Walmart Plans to Expand Drone Deliveries

IoT World Today

Drone delivery of groceries and supplies for the masses is becoming a reality, thanks to Walmart. The retail giant has confirmed it is planning to increase the number of stores that offer drone-delivered packages to 34 by the end of the year.

Indian truckers roll on despite unique challenges

Truck News

A question to North American drivers, have you worked while being accosted by law enforcement officials seeking bribes as you roll down the highway? Never, would be the likely answer.

Autonomous Marine Drone Carrier Revealed

IoT World Today

As the world gets used to the idea of self-operated cars and aircraft, China is taking things to the next level with an autonomous sea vessel that carries an army of more than 50 drones and unmanned ships and submersibles.

Biggest U.S. Ports Rank as World’s Least Efficient for Containers

Supply Chain Brain

The supply chain crisis that has clogged the U.S. logistics network has made the country’s two largest ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach the least efficient trade hubs for handling containers worldwide, a new report showed

Gartner's Market Guide for Data Analytics and Intelligence Platforms in Supply Chain

The data analytics and intelligence markets are evolving, and supply chain leaders are struggling to keep up. This research offers an overview of the market conditions and provides a list of representative vendors with platform-based solutions for supply chain.

National diesel average declines but remains at a high level, for week of May 23

Logistics Management

The weekly average came in at $5.571 per gallon, down 4.2 cents from the national average, for the week of May 16, at $5.613, and it also trailed the week of May 9, the all-time record, at $5.623.

The Road to Supply Chain Resilience Is Paved With Cyber Asset Management

Supply Chain Brain

Advanced cyber asset management is the backbone of this visibility and traceability.

Is a VMI strategy right for me?

Kanban Logistics

Manufacturing professionals: Are you buying parts and other raw material inventory for your factory just to have it sit for weeks or months prior to consumption? By holding this inventory on your books, you’re doling out money for assets that won’t turn into cash any time soon.

Real Green Forms Helps Green Industry Businesses Save Time and Close Sales Faster With Integrated, Paperless Solutions

WorkWave

Time To Read: 2 minutes. Green industry software provider Real Green announces a new platform that allows green businesses to drive growth by generating and managing contracts, proposals and other business forms. WALLED LAKE, Mich. —

8 Questions to Rate Supply Chain Platform Needs and Capabilities

There have been many investments in supply chain technologies, but the ability of vendors to enable orchestration differs, making the buying decision complex. TadaNow offers critical questions to ask when evaluating supply chain platforms.