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3 Ways to Beat Post-Holiday Shortages

Food Logistics

Here are a few ways to start preparing the supply chain to avoid shortages ahead.

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The FreightTech Roadmap with Thomas Deakins

The Logistics of Logistics

Thomas Deakins and Joe Lynch discuss the FreightTech roadmap. Thomas is Founder and CEO of Thomas Deakins Consulting , where he advises logistics and supply chain companies on digital supply chain strategy, technology selection, and creating supply chain partnerships. About Thomas Deakins Thomas Deakins is Founder and CEO of Thomas Deakins Consulting, a freight technology advisory.

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Technology’s Role in Transforming the Logistics Industry

Talking Logistics

In a 2015 LinkedIn post, Meg Whitman, the former CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, said that “Every company is a technology company.” I agree with Ms. Whitman, especially with how she’s defined it — that across every industry, IT strategy is now business strategy, and that speed of execution will define winners and losers. This. Read more The post Technology’s Role in Transforming the Logistics Industry appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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3 Ways to Beat Holiday Shortages

Food Logistics

Here are a few ways to start preparing the supply chain to avoid shortages ahead.

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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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Entergy Installs Additional EV Charging Stations for New Orleans Partnership

NGT News

Entergy New Orleans LLC, a subsidiary of Entergy Corp., has installed three electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, free for the public, in New Orleans City Park. The installations are part of a broader EV charging station program run by Entergy New Orleans in partnership with the City of New Orleans. In total, Entergy New Orleans […] The post Entergy Installs Additional EV Charging Stations for New Orleans Partnership appeared first on NGT News.

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Natural Gas Vehicles Damaged in Dallas Fire

NGT News

Local news sources reported an incident that occurred Thursday, Jan. 19, near Interstate 35E and Manana Drive in northwest Dallas, wherein a number of natural gas vehicles – including school buses – caught fire. Dallas Fire-Rescue confirmed to WFAA that the vehicles ran on compressed natural gas (CNG). There were multiple 911 calls about the […] The post Natural Gas Vehicles Damaged in Dallas Fire appeared first on NGT News.

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Three Post-Pandemic Actions for Repairing Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Following are three areas on which companies and suppliers must focus to repair and innovate their supply chains.

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bp pulse Begins Installations for EV Charging Corridor

NGT News

bp pulse has started the first charging corridor for medium- and heavy-duty electric trucks in Europe. Six public charging locations with ultra-fast 300 kw charge points aimed at electric trucks have been launched along a 600 km stretch of the Rhine-Alpine corridor across Germany. The corridor is one of the busiest road freight routes in […] The post bp pulse Begins Installations for EV Charging Corridor appeared first on NGT News.

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Walmart Starts E-Commerce Site to Target Small Businesses, Taking On Amazon

Supply Chain Brain

The Bentonville, Arkansas-based company is also offering Walmart Business+, a corporate counterpart to its Walmart+ membership program for individual consumers.

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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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Note to CEOs: Ignorance isn’t bliss—in fact It can be costly!

Logistics Management

The Covid pandemic exposed a grim reality: Most shippers have supply chains that are completely unprepared to deal with catastrophic issues.

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City Logistics Planning Is Seeing an Abundance of Innovation

Supply Chain Brain

The goods we consume today require complex logistics processes in urban areas. If not planned adequately, they can negatively affect urban sustainability.

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Export Consolidation to South Africa Offered

Logistics Business Magazine

Growth in Dachser UK’s Air & Sea Logistics (ASL) activities continues apace with the introduction of regular consolidated freight services on the export trade to South African destinations. With weekly departures to Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth the service is designed to help optimize customers’ supply chains. Dachser ASL provides the opportunity to ship smaller, less-than-containerload (LCL) shipments on a frequent basis without the necessity of delaying supplies until a larger quan

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Small Package-Delivery Companies Grow as Businesses Seek Alternatives to UPS, FedEx

Supply Chain Brain

Regional and other carriers still have less than 10% of the U.S. market, but the share is growing.

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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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What's the One Thing Every DTC Company Should be Doing That It Most Likely Isn't?

Stord

Supply chain operating efficiency can make or break DTC brand success.

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Short Sea boost for London Thamesport

Logistics Business Magazine

The range of short sea container services available from Hutchison Ports London Thamesport is to be increased following the announcement by Viasea Shipping of a new service from the South East UK port. Commenting on the new sailing, Mark Taylor, Director, London Thamesport, said: “London Thamesport is already well established as one of the leading short sea container ports in the South East of England and offers excellent service levels in both quayside and landside operations.

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Increasingly Affordable, Telematics Devices Offer Solutions to Fleets of All Sizes

Penske Move Ahead

Cost has been a default factor for many fleets looking to add telematics devices, but technology has become more affordable, especially for smaller operators. "Systems have come down in cost considerably. Fifteen to 20 years ago, devices and data were a lot more expensive. Fleets may not realize that it is a small upfront investment today for the value and ROI they can get from a telematics system,” said Samantha Thompson, vice president of customer success and fleet telematics, Penske Transport

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PD Ports Adds Weekly Europe Service

Logistics Business Magazine

PD Ports is delighted to have secured an additional weekly sailing between Rotterdam, Botlek and Teesport thanks to continued collaboration with shipping line A2B-online. The expansion of the service, which will start from the end of January, will increase sailings on the route to four times per week and increase the total number of containers handled via the route to 40,000 per year, further demonstrating how Teesport acts as the UK’s Northern gateway for international trade.

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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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Nikola, IVECO Sign Supply Agreement for 100 Fuel-Cell Vehicles

NGT News

Nikola Corp. and IVECO have signed a letter of intent for an order of 100 Class 8, heavy-duty Nikola Tre hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) from GP JOULE, a system provider for integrated energy solutions based in Reussenkoege, Germany. The Nikola Tre FCEVs in the European 6×2 variant will be manufactured by the joint […] The post Nikola, IVECO Sign Supply Agreement for 100 Fuel-Cell Vehicles appeared first on NGT News.

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Temperature-controlled Trailers for Biscuits

Logistics Business Magazine

DHL Supply Chain today announces the introduction of 32 new temperature-controlled trailers to its Burton’s Biscuits fleet, each fitted with Carrier Transicold Vector® HE 19 units. The new units were specified by DHL and will support its GoGreen plan with fuel and energy savings, while increasing the efficiency of the Burton’s Biscuits operation. The 32 new units replace older assets and combine all-electric technology with a new multi-speed engine design, delivering up to 30% fuel savings over

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IMF Chief Says Global Economic Outlook ‘Less Bad’ Than Feared

Supply Chain Brain

The prospects for China had brightened since the abandonment of the zero-COVID strategy, while strong labor markets had boosted consumer spending.

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Dexory Announces new Investors

Logistics Business Magazine

Dexory, a leading intelligence and robotics company, announced today they have a new round of angel investors. This follows significant investment in 2022, when they secured $13m (£11m) in a seed round led by Swiss venture capital firm Lakestar. This announcement marks another milestone in Dexory’s journey, after the recent rebrand from BotsAndUs, reflecting their growth.

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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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Supply Chain Financing Lessens Supply Chain Risk

Supply Chain Brain

In today’s fast-paced ecosystem, supply chain financing must be integrated into a business’s overall financial strategy.

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PTV Group and Conundra Continue Integration

Logistics Business Magazine

PTV Group, Econolite and Conundra, along with backers Bridgepoint and Porsche have announced the further integration and strategic reorganization of the companies into two strong and distinct businesses serving their respective end markets: Mobility and Logistics. In order to form a new pure-play software Logistics business, PTV Logistics and Conundra are integrating their respective resources to offer state-of-the-art software solutions for route planning and optimization with best-in-class alg

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Amazon Air Launches in India, Defying Slowdown Fears

Supply Chain Brain

Demand for air cargo has cooled, with the sector projected to slow down further this year.

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Consolidated Fork Truck Services Examination

Logistics Business Magazine

Leading specialists in material handling solutions, B&B Attachments provides CFTS (Consolidated Fork Truck Services) accredited ‘Thorough Examination’ inspections as part of its service offering. Its team of fully qualified service technicians, located throughout the country, are trained to perform Thorough Examination, and provide UK companies with legislation compliance.

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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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Alaska Service Announcement: Anchorage Arrival Delay MTC222

Odyssey Logistics

Dear Valued Customers, Please review the latest alert from Matson: MTC222N is delayed on its northbound voyage to Anchorage. We plan to start at 0900 on Tuesday, January 24th with cargo availability beginning at 1030. We will update if changes occur. If you have any questions, please contact your Transportation Consultant or Customer Service Team. Continue Reading The post Alaska Service Announcement: Anchorage Arrival Delay MTC222 appeared first on Odyssey Logistics & Technology.

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Webinar: How to Build a Digital Transformation Strategy to Optimise Transport Operations

Logistics Business Magazine

Technology is the beating heart of the future for transport and logistics and it’s imperative to optimise transport operations. Yet rapid and constant changes in consumer expectations – alongside rising ecommerce sales – are putting greater demand on logistics and distribution operations. Those who are best equipped can adapt quickly and are better positioned for success.

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Chevron Phillips Chemical Embraces Cultural Innovation to Accelerate their Digital Transformation

Logistics Viewpoints

Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) needed a technology that facilitated fast solutions to pressing problems. The solution needed an intuitive user interface, easy workflows, and had to enable collaboration to drive adoption and allow for cultural acceptance. They chose an analytics platform from Seeq. Seeq helped create a common framework in which the sites could collaborate within and across sites.