Thu.Jun 20, 2024

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The New Visibility: Unlocking Multi-Tier Transparency and Traceability

Talking Logistics

During the significant disruptions caused by the Covid pandemic, many companies learned that they really didn’t have good visibility across their end-to-end supply chains — especially not beyond their Tier 1 suppliers and partners. Fast forward to today, having multi-tier transparency and traceability is even more important. What trends are driving this requirement?

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Paid truck parking not utilized, resented by many truckers

Overdrive Online

After a trucker's heated exchange with Truck Parking Club about taking previously free parking spots paid, owner-ops and other drivers weighed in on just how they feel about being "everybody's piggy bank," in the words of another operator.

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Which Technology Is Right for My Manufacturing Business?

Supply Chain Brain

Over the last decade, the world has changed dramatically for manufacturers. But so has technology, with a host of new tools for streamlining operations, automating tasks and saving on costs.

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Dickerson Custom Trucks launches '96 379 to the stratosphere

Overdrive Online

From an engine that was originally in a bulldozer to a cab-width 4K screen as a dash and much more, the custom truck shop's build is certainly among most standout seen at MATS this year.

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EROAD’s Guide to Running a Sustainable Trucking Business

Over the last three decades, emissions from new trucks have been reduced by more than 98 percent. In fact, it would take 60 of today’s trucks to generate the same level of emissions from a single truck in 1988. Despite these impressive improvements, many trucking businesses continue to seek methods to achieve sustainability goals in a viable, measurable way.

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Watch: Getting Better Operations Visibility From Your Applications

Supply Chain Brain

Organizations face a tremendous challenge in integrating multiple information systems and extracting visibility across the enterprise, says Constantine Limberakis, vice president of product marketing with PartnerLinQ.

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The 'Glocal' Balancing Act: Lessons from a Local Winery's Supply Chain Disruptions

Supply Chain Brain

Many companies have been busy restructuring their supply chains from global to regional or local for a few years now. But what problems are they trying to solve?

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Port call optimisation reduces greenhouse gas emissions in ports

Supply Chain and Logistics

Drewry promotes port call optimization to reduce maritime emissions effectively.

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Drone-Sinking of Coal Ship Takes Red Sea Perils to New Level

Supply Chain Brain

Yemen’s Houthi militants managed to strike the MV Tutor with a seaborne drone, killing one crew member and injuring others.

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Unlock shipping savings with Freightquote Rewards

Freightquote

Want to earn exclusive discounts and freight shipping rewards? Join Freightquote Rewards loyalty program and start saving today.

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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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Amazon Fined Nearly $6M over Warehouse Quotas in California

Supply Chain Brain

Citing more than 59,000 separate violations, state regulators say Amazon failed to disclose quotas to workers at two warehouses near Los Angeles.

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What Reporting and Analytics Capabilities Are Available in Delivery Logistics Software?

Loginext

Explore how advanced delivery logistics software enhances efficiency through real-time tracking, analytics, and cost-saving insights. Deliver superior service and optimize operations effectively using LogiNext’s logistics management software. The post What Reporting and Analytics Capabilities Are Available in Delivery Logistics Software? appeared first on loginextsolutions.com.

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Amazon Ditches Plastic Pillows for Packages in North America

Supply Chain Brain

As of June 20, the company says it's replaced 95% of its plastic pillows with recyclable paper fillers at its North America fulfillment centers.

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I had no idea I was having a heart attack

Truck News

I dodged a serious bullet last week. My doctor tells me I had a serious heart attack, but it took me four days to realize it.

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Navigating Uncertainty: How Technology Helps Fleets Thrive in Challenging Times

Change is a constant in the transportation industry. Amid business competition, regulatory developments, environmental concerns, and myriad other challenges, motor carriers must continually adapt to an ever-evolving operational landscape. Fleet telematics technology can help transportation businesses navigate uncertainty, gain a competitive advantage, and boost profitability.

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Chinese Carmakers Call for 25% Tax on Large European Cars

Supply Chain Brain

The companies made the demand in a closed-door meeting with Beijing’s Ministry of Commerce on June 18.

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Heineken Innovates with Centralized Planning Tools

AIMMS

With AIMMS, Heineken continues to advance its supply chain planning capabilities, achieving greater efficiency and sustainability.

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Podcast | Do Humanoid Robots Make Sense in a Warehouse?

Supply Chain Brain

Are robots that are modeled after the human form the best choice for warehouse operations?

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Leveling the Retail Playing Field with Smart Tech: Compete with Walmart and Amazon

Locus

When people think of retail, they first think of Amazon or Walmart, the world’s largest retailers. That’s not by accident. Walmart and Amazon’s 2023 revenue was around $648 billion and $574 billion respectively. Their success isn’t solely due to smart marketing though. Their ability to provide industry-leading customer experiences that are convenient, flexible and predictable has made them a leader in the retail space.

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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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Sungrow’s New Electric Vehicle Charger Includes Isolated Air-Cooling System

NGT News

Sungrow Charging Europe has unveiled its latest flagship: the IDC480E. This 480-kW ultra-fast electric vehicle charger introduces advanced high-protection isolated air-cooling technology, aiming to alter the landscape of vehicle charging. The isolated air-cooling ultra-fast charging system of the IDC480E maintains optimal performance even in the most demanding conditions.

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Keeping It Cool: Tips for Shipping Frozen Food Across the Nation

GoShip Blog

Shipping frozen food across the nation isn’t just about getting food from point A to point B. It’s about keeping it perfectly frozen throughout the journey. Whether it’s ice cream, vegetables, or ready-to-eat meals, maintaining the cold chain is important for making sure the food arrives in the same condition it left the warehouse.

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Nikkiso to Construct Liquid-Based Hydrogen Fueling Stations in South Korea

NGT News

After its most recent award by SK Plug Hyverse, Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group, part of Nikkiso Co. Ltd.’s Industrial division, has contracts to build and maintain approximately two dozen liquid-based hydrogen (LH2) fueling stations in South Korea. As more buses and heavy-duty trucks look to lower carbon emissions while keeping long-distance driving […] The post Nikkiso to Construct Liquid-Based Hydrogen Fueling Stations in South Korea appeared first on NGT News.

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Supply Chain Disruption Eased by Control Tower Satellite Visibility

Logistics Business Magazine

Viasat, Inc. is working with TCTEC Telecom to provide its powerful satellites for the company’s Long Range (LoRa) Peer-to-Peer technology, which allows vehicle tracking, direct communication between trucks, and alert monitoring. Headquartered in Londrina, Southern Brazil, TCTEC Telecom operates 81 offices in the country and has over 20 years of experience delivering satellite connectivity for clients in the public and private sectors, spanning a range of industries.

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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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Eaton Assists Notre Dame in Establishing EV Charging Network Across Campus

NGT News

Intelligent power management company Eaton is helping the University of Notre Dame establish new electric vehicle charging infrastructure for use by its students, faculty, staff and maintenance fleet. The project will enable Notre Dame to meet growing demand for EV charging across its campus and accelerate progress toward its goal of achieving carbon neutrality by […] The post Eaton Assists Notre Dame in Establishing EV Charging Network Across Campus appeared first on NGT News.

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Attracting and retaining the right people

Truck News

I think it goes without saying that attracting and retaining the right people has measurable impacts on our business.

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Several U.S. Municipalities Sign Emissions-Reducing Agreements with Clean Energy Fuels

NGT News

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has reached a series of new agreements with several municipalities across the United States. These agreements represent a collective growing demand within city agencies for more sustainable, low-carbon solutions for their operations. “What we are now observing is that municipalities that are eager to meet their environmental and fiscal goals can […] The post Several U.S.

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2024 Summer Road Trip Playlist

FreightWaves SONAR

POV: You’re driving with the windows down, the sun is shining, you have the perfect jams on, your favorite drink and snacks with nothing but time. It just so happens that it’s road-trip season, but if you’re in the transportation industry, it’s always road trip season. Luckily, we rounded up our top 25 Summer 2024 songs to blast while you’re on the road!

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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.

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Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

Penske Move Ahead

High temperatures and humidity can be a challenging combination bringing with them the threat of heat-related illnesses, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke. For do-it-yourself movers and professional truck drivers alike, experts recommend taking a few precautions to help beat the summer heat. We have assembled some tips to add to your summer travel pre-trip checklist.

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How Route Optimization Can Improve Efficiencies for Waste Management Companies

WorkWave

Waste management companies face numerous challenges, from managing large fleets of vehicles to ensuring timely and efficient waste collection. One of the most effective solutions to these challenges is route optimization. Efficiently running optimized collection routes is crucial for the financial health of waste management companies and municipalities, but it’s a highly complex task.

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Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

Penske Move Ahead

High temperatures and humidity can be a challenging combination bringing with them the threat of heat-related illnesses, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke. For do-it-yourself movers and professional truck drivers alike, experts recommend taking a few precautions to help beat the summer heat. We have assembled some tips to add to your summer travel pre-trip checklist.

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