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Charting a Sustainable Path: Retail Supply Chain Evolution in 2024

Supply Chain Brain

Retailers have an opportunity to prioritize a more sustainable supply chain. But how can they do this while continuing to grow the business?

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April 9, 2024 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Comments This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home April 9, 2024 Update The Freightos Weekly Update helps you stay on top of the latest developments in international freight by giving you the rundown on the latest economic data, ocean and air demand trends, rate data – and anything else impacting the market.

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Show-Me State’s School Districts Learn Benefits of Propane-Powered Buses

NGT News

Missouri school districts have found a clean, affordable and less complicated path to reducing harmful emissions with school buses powered by propane autogas. “Propane separated itself from the other fuels because of the following: a long-standing history of use by the National Park Service since the 1970s; improvements in fueling technology; long-term sustainability; a low […] The post Show-Me State’s School Districts Learn Benefits of Propane-Powered Buses appeared first on N

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Group of European Countries Sign Pact to Protect Vital North Sea Infrastructure

Supply Chain Brain

The agreement was signed by six Northern European nations in the face of concerns over increased risks to underwater energy infrastructure in the region.

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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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More than 50 Electric Vehicle Models Eligible to Use EVgo’s Autocharge+

NGT News

Electric vehicle fast-charging network EVgo Inc. says more than 50 EV models are eligible for its seamless Autocharge+ feature. Once enrolled, Autocharge+ eliminates the need for drivers to open an app, swipe a credit card or tap an EVgo program (RFID) card to initiate a fast-charging session on the EVgo network. Since its launch in […] The post More than 50 Electric Vehicle Models Eligible to Use EVgo’s Autocharge+ appeared first on NGT News.

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Safety First: Implementing a Forklift Inspection Checklist

Conger

Ensuring your lift truck is in top condition through a detailed Forklift Inspection Checklist is paramount before beginning daily operations. With accidents lurking around every corner, due diligence in daily inspections can mean the difference between a regular workday and a disaster. Adding a comprehensive inspection routine to your operation can prevent accidents, enhance operational efficiency, and cultivate an environment where safety is paramount.

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Watch: Romark Logistics and Gather AI: A Case Study

Supply Chain Brain

A case study about the application of drones employing artificial intelligence to the warehouse operations of Romark Logistics.

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What Support Do You Get From Your Technology Providers?

FreightWaves SONAR

Have you purchased some type of technology in the past year to support your business? If so, then you probably know that customer service is not always at the top of most vendors’ minds once the sale has been made. SONAR is different. We have built an incredible customer success team that is dedicated to helping users understand how to use the data so they can be better prepared for market shifts.

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Report Predicts Spring Surge in Import Cargo at Major U.S. Ports

Supply Chain Brain

U.S. imports have continue to increase even as supply chain challenges in the Red Sea and at the Panama Canal have persisted.

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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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Maximizing Efficiency in Carrier Claims Management

MercuryGate

What would you do with the additional resources you currently dedicate to your claims process? Reallocating resources is just the tip of the iceberg regarding the benefits of adopting our carrier claims solution. The post Maximizing Efficiency in Carrier Claims Management appeared first on MercuryGate International.

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Baltimore Port Closure Means 35% Drop in April U.S. Coal Exports

Supply Chain Brain

Coal exports will slump 6.3% for the year, according to U.S. Energy Department figures released on April 9.

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Enhancing Logistics and Supply Chain Efficiency with Generative AI in Reports and Analytics

Loginext

According to Gartner, 50% of supply chain business operations will be powered by AI-based software with progressive analytics features. LogiNext has integrated Generative AI in reports and analytics as it offers an innovative solution to streamline operations, cut costs and enhance overall efficiency. The post Enhancing Logistics and Supply Chain Efficiency with Generative AI in Reports and Analytics appeared first on loginextsolutions.com.

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New EPA Rule Will Force Hundreds of Chemical Plants to Slash Toxic Emissions

Supply Chain Brain

The regulations from the EPA are part of a goal to cut toxic air pollution in the U.S. by over 6,200 tons each year.

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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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BluWave-ai Enables 95% of Canadian Operator’s Bus Fleet to Be Electrified

NGT News

BluWave-ai and Envari Energy Solutions have issued the results of an initial project for a Canadian school bus operator for how it can achieve 95% fleet electrification using AI-driven optimization. The school bus operator has between 500 to 1,000 school buses at multiple regional facilities in Canada. It plans to convert its fleet to zero-emission […] The post BluWave-ai Enables 95% of Canadian Operator’s Bus Fleet to Be Electrified appeared first on NGT News.

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Dynamic Warehousing with New Pallet Truck

Logistics Business Magazine

Yale Lift Truck Technologies has added an order picker pallet truck to its line-up of flexible warehouse equipment. The new solution, which previewed at LogiMAT 2024, is designed to help dynamic warehouse and intralogistics operations optimise order picking efficiency, while helping to reduce costs for applications which also need to load and unload lorries.

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Fuel Retailers Call on FHWA to Harmonize NEVI Grant Application Standards

NGT News

NATSO, representing truck stops and travel plazas; SIGMA: America’s Leading Fuel Marketers; and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) urged the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to better harmonize state application standards under the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) grant program to ensure that consumers’ charging experiences are consistent from state to state.

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New Cardboard Press is more than it seems

Logistics Business Magazine

Strautmann Umwelttechnik GmbH proudly presents its latest innovation, the “ JumboLoadBaler “ for the first time at IFAT in Munich. The revolutionary machine sets new standards in waste disposal technology. Customers benefit from up to 400% increase in productivity in the waste disposal sector and an ROI in less than two years. What distinguishes the JumboLoadBaler from conventional balers?

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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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MAN Plans to Expand Its Zero-Emission Line with Hydrogen Truck Series

NGT News

Munich, Germany-based commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus will be the first European producer to launch a small truck series with a hydrogen combustion engine. The initially planned small series of around 200 units will be delivered to customers in Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Iceland and selected non-European countries as early as 2025.

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Volvo uses truck crash intel to refine safety

Commercial Carrier Journal

A variety of new and improved proprietary active and passive safety features are included on the new VNL Volvo Trucks North America debuted earlier this year.

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Planning Granted for Extension to Major ‘Golden Triangle’ Logistics Park

Logistics Business Magazine

Prologis UK , a leading owner, investor and developer of logistics property, is bringing to market an additional 159,000 sq. ft. of space to the logistics ‘Golden Triangle’ through an expansion of Prologis Park Coventry. Planning consent has been granted to deliver either a single unit or two-unit scheme on the site, depending on customer demand. Located five minutes from M6 J3 and within 15 miles of five different motorways, Prologis Park Coventry is a highly sought-after location for businesse

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Norfolk Southern to Pay $600M Settlement in East Palestine Derailment Lawsuit

Supply Chain Brain

The settlement combines 31 separate cases, and allows for additional compensation for residents who were within 10 miles of the derailment.

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Next-Gen Procurement: Transforming Processes with the Power of Generative AI

Generative AI goes beyond just automating tasks and providing real-time answers. Did you know that implementing generative AI reduces sourcing cycle times and allows for faster decision-making across procurement operations? In this whitepaper — Next-Gen Procurement: Transforming Processes With the Power of Generative AI — experts reveal how the strategic application of generative AI within procurement processes is paving the way for groundbreaking improvements.