Thu.May 25, 2023

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Distributed Inventory: Is Splitting Ecommerce Inventory Right for You?

Ship Monk

What do we mean by distributed inventory? Well, if you’re familiar with Amazon’s practice of adding warehouses all over the country, then you’re familiar with the concept of distributed inventory. Splitting inventory across multiple warehouses used to be something that only huge retailers like Amazon could afford. As a result, small ecommerce businesses paid dearly to tap into those resources.

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The Promise and Peril of Generative AI for Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

“Our rules of thumb are no longer up to the challenge.” This description by a Chief Supply Chain Officer of the state of the supply chain he found in his new role stuck with me. The tumult of our times has accelerated interest in artificial intelligence (AI) for help more advanced than rules, and ChatGPT’s release has rocketed this already-explosive growth.

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Can Walmart’s Associate-to-Driver Program Solve the Driver Shortage?

Supply Chain Brain

Walmart has launched the Associate-to-Driver Program , adding drivers to the fleet by hiring internally. Is it a real remedy for the driver shortage, or simply a PR move aimed at boosting morale?

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Trucking industry reacts to FMCSA's proposed CSA-score changes

Overdrive Online

The proposed changes to FMCSA's CSA Safety Measurement System miss the mark to varying degrees, depending on which trucking organization you ask. Some are generally supportive, while others feel they will make no difference and ignore underlying issues.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Pentesting: a cyber-disaster prevention strategy

Commercial Carrier Journal

Many companies in the trucking industry would be wise to get their own answers through a process called penetration testing (pentesting).

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What is ‘just a driver’ syndrome?

Truck News

Truck drivers are the lifeblood of the transportation industry. Quite simply, without truck drivers, none of us would have jobs.

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Using Technology to Tackle the Problem of PFAS in the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

These pollutants, commonly used for non-stick and detergent properties, don’t break down in the environment, and are linked to an array of health problems.

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Blue Giant Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Logistics Business Magazine

Blue Giant Equipment Corporation is celebrating its 60th anniversary of serving the needs of customers around the world. The company describes itself as the premier provider of safe, effective, and innovative loading docks and material handling equipment solutions. Blue Giant was founded in 1963 by Kurt Larsen and quickly became a leading manufacturer of dock levellers and hand pallet trucks.

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Watch: Ensuring the Security of Critical Data in the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Risk mitigation has always been a part of supply chain management and will continue to be of great importance, says Jamie Rutherford, director of sales, supply chain, for Vector Security Networks.

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Rethinking Direct Materials Sourcing: The Tools You Need To Manage Costs, Risks and Sustainability

Direct materials sourcing is evolving, with procurement now tasked not only with cost efficiency but managing sustainability and risk management. The environment is marked by heightened demand and expectations, compounded by challenges such as rising input prices, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical tensions. While some embrace cutting-edge tools like AI and blockchain for global trade functions, others lag in technology adoption.

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Stuart Publishes Inaugural Sustainability Report

Logistics Business Magazine

Last mile delivery specialist Stuart has published its annual Sustainability Report, sharing its progress towards building a sustainable logistics organisation. The report features renewed commitments to reducing emissions, congestion, and air pollution. These commitments include reaching net-zero across its operations by 2035, reducing absolute emissions (the total quantity of greenhouse gas emissions being emitted) by 42% by 2030, and switching to 100% renewable energy in offices and delivery

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The international Tech Conference ICT Spring is back in Luxembourg

Supply Chain Brain

On June 29 & 30, 5000+ professionals ( springers ) will gather to attend a new edition of ICT Spring , the renowned Tech conference hosted in Luxembourg and where business innovation makes a difference.

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The Future of Freight Transportation: Embracing Autonomous Vehicles

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

In recent years, the logistics industry has seen a remarkable technological advancement that has the potential to revolutionize the transportation of goods: autonomous vehicles. With the rapid development of self-driving technology, autonomous vehicles are becoming a reality, and their impact on freight transportation is immense. In this article, we will explore the benefits, challenges, and exciting future of autonomous vehicles in freight transportation, using the real-life example of Waymo

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How to Find a Food-Grade Warehouse in Indiana

FW Logsitcs

When it comes to choosing a warehouse in Indianapolis, many considerations come into play. For businesses searching for food-grade warehousing specifically, it’s essential to understand the factors that go into finding the perfect facility for their needs, products, and customers. From understanding what to look for to navigating Indianapolis logistics, this post will provide you with the necessary guidance and resources to make an informed decision when selecting your ideal local warehous

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How to Conduct Workplace Incident Investigations to Create Safer Workplaces

This white paper provides a comprehensive overview of global workplace incident trends, focusing on the top three biases leading to such incidents. It also highlights the significance of CSA Z1005 as a risk management standard and outlines the ROI of thorough incident investigations, covering emergency response to post-incident interviews. Additionally, it introduces an Investigation Evidence Gathering Matrix.

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The logistics that makes elections possible

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

This weekend, 35.414.655 Spaniards all over the country are called to the polls in order to decide the fate of their respective regional governments and city councils for the next 4 years. Logistics plays a crucial part in this key democratic process, not only on election night, but months in advance in order to ensure everything runs smoothly. The following video from Aragón TV shows from minute 0:55 to 5:56 the logistics of printing the ballots: Only in this region of Spain, 19 million ballots

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Mastering Multi-Stop Deliveries with Route Planner Software

Loginext

This article provides detailed insights into the importance of multi-stop deliveries. Using route planner software, you can optimize your routes and consolidate deliveries, increasing efficiency and customer satisfaction. The post Mastering Multi-Stop Deliveries with Route Planner Software appeared first on loginextsolutions.com.

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U.K. Car Manufacturing Outputs Grew by Almost 10% in April

Supply Chain Brain

During April 2023, the U.K. manufactured 66,527 cars, marking a 9.9% year-on-year increase and the third straight month that vehicle outputs have grown in the country.

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Lödige Expands Romania Production Site

Logistics Business Magazine

Lödige Industries , a leading provider of logistics systems, is significantly expanding its capacities in Brasov, Romania. Plans call for a near doubling of the production area to more than 4,000 sq m. Construction began at the end of the first quarter of 2023. Production operations in the new building are expected to start as early as the end of this year.

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GEP Outlook Report 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders have faced their share of disruption and economic turmoil these past four years. Whether from geopolitical tensions or the havoc caused by the pandemic and its aftershocks, plenty of challenges remain. Despite this, leaders are seeing a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel — inflation is decreasing, interest rates are leveling off and supply chain volatility is easing.

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U.K. Energy Regulator May Let Suppliers Boost Margins by 27%

Supply Chain Brain

Ofgem is reportedly proposing energy companies increase the amount they make before interest and taxes to about £47 per customer a year from about £37.

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IFOY Test Report: Aisle Master OP

Logistics Business Magazine

In the run-up to the IFOY Award ceremony in Dortmund on June 22 nd , Logistics Business features all the 2023 finalists and shares the verdict from the IFOY test conducted during the evaluation by an expert jury in March. Today’s entry is the Aisle Master OP from Combilift. Category: Warehouse truck “highlifter” IFOY test verdict: Combilift is in the final of the IFOY AWARD with the Aisle Master OP, in short AME-OP.

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U.S. House Votes to Overturn Biden Administration Truck Emissions Rule

Supply Chain Brain

The opposition argued the rules would be too difficult to implement, leading to increased supply chain costs and more pressure on small business owners.

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Touchpath Technology Live-Counts Inventory

Logistics Business Magazine

International supply chain solutions provider TouchPath has released ‘TouchCount’, a new breed of inventory cycle counting technology that live-counts production, warehouse and logistics inventory with no costly and time-consuming production stoppages or disruption to warehouse product flows. This represents a major advance on traditional ERP inventory cycle counting say TouchPath, and enables the system to pay for itself in six to nine months through time savings and continuity of supply accord

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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Biden Trade Curbs on China Risk Huge Damage to U.S. Tech Sector, Says Nvidia Chief

Supply Chain Brain

Jensen Huang said curbs introduced by the Biden administration had left the U.S. tech business with “our hands tied behind our back.

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Sustainable Automation

Logistics Business Magazine

Automation can help get more out of less, making it intrinsically sustainable. Automation and strategically planned intralogistics can enable businesses in diverse industries to become more eco-friendly. Global intralogistics specialist, Cimcorp has customers in two core sectors – grocery retail and the tire industry – and sustainability is becoming increasingly important in both.

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What Is Economic Order Quantity and What Are Its Challenges?

Locus

Since the start of 2023, we have been witnessing two news stories in the world of supply chain and logistics. One Walmart’s new Associate-to-Driver program launched at the beginning of this year. And another one is Amazon opening up new distribution centers and partnering with smaller carriers. There’s just one reason behind both these stories – the rapid rise in online shopping.

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MFCs Benefit from Robotic Sorting Systems

Logistics Business Magazine

Installing outdated intralogistiics technologies will prevent micro-fulfilment centres from achieving the efficiency gains ecommerce retailers are looking for, writes Xia Huiling, founder and chief executive of LiBiao Robotics. With online shoppers demanding more convenient and ever faster order fulfilment speeds, many online retailers are choosing to invest in micro-fulfilment centres (MFCs).

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GEP Spend Category Outlook 2024

Your Roadmap to Smarter Spend Management in 2024 Geopolitical, economic and supply chain challenges will stick around in 2024, but don’t despair. There are strategic opportunities to leverage AI-powered technology and digital toolsets to overcome these hurdles more effectively. GEP experts in nearly two dozen critical categories guide you in the right direction in our annual comprehensive resource — GEP Spend Category Outlook 2024.

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Boeing Refused to Give Cost Data for 11,000 Replacement Parts, Pentagon Says

Supply Chain Brain

The data denials of 10,659 items under a single contract reportedly accounted for 97% of such refusals by contractors during negotiations from October 2020 to September 2021.

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Cargo Drone Takes First Flight

Logistics Business Magazine

Dronamics, the world’s first cargo drone airline, has announced the successful completion of the first flight of its flagship aircraft, the Black Swan, at Balchik airport in Bulgaria, demonstrating the potential for the logistics industry to enhance efficiency in the transportation of products. Born out of two brothers’ desire to find a quicker, greener and more affordable way to deliver goods, Dronamics says it is on a mission to enable same day delivery for everyone, everywhere.

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Wiliot Appoints VP of Climate & Circularity

Logistics Business Magazine

Wiliot, the Internet of Things pioneer whose ambient IoT platform is enabling trillions of “things” to gain intelligence, has appointed Antony Yousefian to the position of VP of Climate & Circularity. In his role, Yousefian will oversee the company’s climate strategy, where he will accelerate the development and implementation of climate products that, for the first time, enable businesses to track in real-time their supply chain’s impact on nature and carbon footprint.