Tue.Feb 06, 2024

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Rock Stars of the Supply Chain: Disrupting Supply Chain Disruptions

Food Logistics

Supply chain rock stars are the backbone of the cold food chain. Meet the winner's of this year's Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award.

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Who’s Really in Your Supply Chain Network? 

Talking Logistics

There was a time when a business person’s Rolodex® was considered a treasure. Salesmen, PR agents, and many other professionals recorded names, addresses, phone numbers, and maybe fax numbers on 2 ¼” x 4” cards that were filed alphabetically on the wheel-shaped roll. For readers too young to know about this tool, it was first. Read more The post Who’s Really in Your Supply Chain Network?

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Happening Now: The Supply Chain Agreement goes into effect this month

West Coast and California Logistics

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that the Supply Chain Agreement, part of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity, will come into effect on February 24, 2024, marking a significant milestone. The agreement, involving 14 partners including the U.S., Australia, and Japan, aims to enhance coordination in building resilient, efficient, and inclusive supply chains, addressing challenges like those seen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cut Carbon in 2024 by ‘Marketing’ to Suppliers

Supply Chain Brain

One challenge stalling manufacturers' ability to cut carbon emissions is a lack of data, with supplier information notoriously hard to obtain. Solving this problem is a top priority.

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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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Volvo Enhances Fuel Efficiency of VNL Truck

NGT News

With the unveiling of the all-new Volvo VNL truck, Volvo Trucks North America has further extended its fuel efficiency by enhancing the Volvo D13 engine and I-Shift transmission. Design enhancements to the D13 engine include a new wave piston with a shorter piston height, as well as a longer connecting rod; smaller injector needle control […] The post Volvo Enhances Fuel Efficiency of VNL Truck appeared first on NGT News.

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How Costly are Supply Chain Disruptions and How to Mitigate Them?

AIMMS

Learn how much revenue could a global supply chain lose and how can a supply chain leader adapt to prevent their impact.

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Tesla Recalling Almost All Vehicles Sold in the U.S. Due to Warning Light Issue

Supply Chain Brain

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the recall of almost 2.2 million Tesla vehicles sold in the U.S. February 2.

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Fermata Energy Integrates V2X Platform, BorgWarner Bidirectional Chargers

NGT News

Fermata Energy, a provider of intelligent bidirectional technology solutions, has integrated its Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) services platform with bidirectional electric vehicle chargers manufactured by BorgWarner Inc. Together, the companies are accelerating ongoing efforts to integrate bidirectional charging capabilities with a variety of automotive OEMs.

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Healthcare 2024: How AI and Collaboration Will Drive Supply Chain Transformation

Supply Chain Brain

The healthcare industry's digital transformation will have a profound impact on the supply chain in 2024. Adoption of modern technologies will lead to increased automation and efficiency.

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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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Transportation Software for Wholesale Distribution Improves Efficiency & Sales

MercuryGate

A Transportation Management System (TMS) offers significant value for wholesalers and the wholesale distribution industry. This transportation software for wholesale distribution streamlines logistics processes, optimizes delivery routes, and enhances supply chain efficiency. The post Transportation Software for Wholesale Distribution Improves Efficiency & Sales appeared first on MercuryGate International.

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Toyota Invests $1.3 Billion in Kentucky Plant’s Battery Electric Vehicle Production

NGT News

Toyota has made a $1.3 billion investment in its flagship Georgetown, Ky., facility for future electrification efforts including assembly of an all-new, three-row battery electric SUV for the U.S. market. The project brings the plant’s total investment to nearly $10 billion and reinforces Toyota’s commitment to high-quality vehicles and long-term job stability.

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Ramps Take on a Heavy Load For Witron

Logistics Business Magazine

Logistics specialist Witron has benefited from the strength and versatility of bespoke loading ramps from Thorworld during its construction of a new distribution centre for a retail customer. The largest of the four ramps delivered to the Northwest site had to withstand the weight of a 48-tonne crane. Thorworld’s involvement came after Witron was let down by its existing ramp supplier.

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Bollinger Motors Wins IRS Approval for $40,000 Credit

NGT News

Bollinger Motors, a majority-owned company of electric vehicle manufacturer Mullen Automotive Inc., has received IRS approval as a “qualified manufacturer” for clean vehicle credits under the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA). This designation enables the Bollinger B4 chassis cab to qualify for the IRA’s new credit for qualified commercial clean vehicles, providing eligible purchasers […] The post Bollinger Motors Wins IRS Approval for $40,000 Credit appeared first on NGT News.

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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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New York Fed Found Supply Chain Pressures Rose in January

Supply Chain Brain

The New York Federal Reserve Bank’s Global Supply Chain Pressure Index rose from -0.15 in December 2023 to -0.11 in January 2024.

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Hyzon, New Way Trucks Agree to Develop Hydrogen Fuel Cell Refuse Vehicle

NGT News

Hyzon Motors Inc., a hydrogen fuel cell technology developer and global supplier of zero-emission heavy-duty fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), and privately held New Way Trucks have established a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) to develop a fuel cell-powered refuse vehicle for the North American market. “Zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell technology is the key to reducing […] The post Hyzon, New Way Trucks Agree to Develop Hydrogen Fuel Cell Refuse Vehicle appeared first on NGT Ne

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New Wearable Barcode Scanner

Logistics Business Magazine

WEROCK Technologies GmbH, an innovative provider of industrial IT solutions, introduces the Rockscan W100, a wearable barcode scanner that sets new standards for efficient and flexible scanning. The Rockscan W100 enables effortless and fast hands-free scanning, offers the best scanning performance in its class and is rugged and durable. Working in industry, logistics and retail, numerous barcodes need to be scanned every day.

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Manifest Partners With SupplyChainBrain for Global Supply Chain Marketing Summit

Supply Chain Brain

The partnership brings to the Global Supply Chain Management Summit Manifest’s unmatched expertise in the inner workings of supply chain management

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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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For a Warm Valentine’s Day, Pursue a Cold Supply Chain

Logistics Business Magazine

By Andre Luecht, Global Strategy Lead for Transportation, Logistics and Warehouse, Zebra Technologies. Imagine going to a shop and it has run out of roses, chocolates, or luxury dine for two meals – it might mean a romantic plan is spoiled and reverting to a less-than-ideal back-up option. In a few weeks’ time, Valentine’s Day will be upon us again.

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Manifest Partners With SupplyChainBrain for Global Supply Chain Marketing Summit

Supply Chain Brain

The partnership brings Manifest’s unmatched expertise in the inner workings of supply chain management to Global Supply Chain Marketing Summit.

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Leveraging Data-Driven Decision-Making Tech

Logistics Business Magazine

ORTEC, a global provider of leading end-to-end supply chain solutions developed specifically for the operational needs of manufacturers, retailers, and distributors, introduces a state-of-the-art solution purpose-fit for the operational needs of the manufacturing and finished goods logistics industries. ORTEC’s Manufacturing Solution Suite provides valuable insights and planning tools that help companies optimize their supply chain and reduce costs.

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Macron Calls for More Farmer Protections During Supply Chain Talks

Supply Chain Brain

Protecting farmers’ incomes has been a major demand of the farmers’ protests that have popped up all across the EU in recent weeks.

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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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Tiger Trailers Provide New Vans for Warburtons Fleet

Logistics Business Magazine

One of Britain’s leading bakery brands, Warburtons , has selected Tiger Trailers to supply 38 rigid box vans to its nationwide fleet of trucks , that transport fresh bread to around 18,500 locations daily, around the nation. When Warburtons approached Tiger in the winter of 2022, they needed the vehicles to be built to match their specific operational requirements.

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Watch: Closing the AI Skills and Talent Gap

Supply Chain Brain

Saurajit Kanungo, president of CG Infinity, addresses the gap between AI skills and talent that’s endemic in many companies today.

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How Logistics Powers Super Bowl Sunday Food Favorites

Blue Grace Logistics

How Logistics Powers Super Bowl Food Favorites Show Submenu Resources The Logistics Blog® Newsroom Whitepaper Case Study Webinars Indexes Search Search BlueGrace Logistics - February 6, 2024 What’s a Super Bowl Sunday party without the quintessential foods that accompany it? In this blog, we’ll explore the most popular foods during the Super Bowl and why logistics and the supply chain play such a crucial role in ensuring that everyone gets to enjoy their favorite snacks on game day.

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Official Warns Against EU Measures Limiting Trade Support for the Solar Sector

Supply Chain Brain

The European Commission set a target of 750 gigawatts of solar power generation capacity by 2030, up from 260 gigawatts in 2023.

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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.