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Key Factors Shaping Transportation Management in 2024

Talking Logistics

If you’re on the front lines of transportation management, you know that navigating the ebbs and flows of capacity and rates is a constant challenge, as is dealing with new regulations and changing customer requirements. How can you find the right balance between cost, service, and risk, while also ensuring compliance? That question is more. Read more The post Key Factors Shaping Transportation Management in 2024 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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KRONOS Worldwide Improves Service and Reduces Costs with Managed Trans

Logistics Viewpoints

KRONOS is a provider of titanium dioxide pigments. These pigments are used in a wide range of applications for whitening and brightening. KRONOS Worldwide, headquartered in Dallas, is a leading global producer and marketer of titanium dioxide pigments used in a wide range of applications. The company has thousands of 3,000 customers in over 100 countries.

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Digital Threads: The Path to Sustainable Manufacturing

Supply Chain Brain

Growing environmental concerns, rising consumer expectations for ethical production, and increasing regulatory pressures are pushing businesses toward sustainable operations.

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How high will Class 8 truck prices go with EPA's 2027 regs?

Overdrive Online

How high could new-truck prices go? Findings from Overdrive's early-2024 reader survey and analysis of past EPA emissions changes prove instructive, as the latest emissions regs loom.

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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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Extreme Weather Along South African Coast Could Bring Shipping Delays

Supply Chain Brain

An intense cold front bringing snow to some areas of the country is resulting in damaging coastal winds, rains and waves that threaten infrastructure.

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The Hidden Costs to Business of the AI Revolution

Supply Chain Brain

AI promises to save effort and time on a scale never before witnessed in human history. But to quote Serena Williams: “Everything comes at a cost. Just what are you willing to pay for it?

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Man's mastery of the Amazon freight machine: Trucker of the Month

Overdrive Online

With a career that extends back to the mid-1990s, it’s owner-op Greg Labosky’s old-school knowledge that gives him the ability to adeptly tinker around the edges to take full control of the center of his business, to master the new-school Amazon machine.

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Chicago Metro Area to Get First All-Water Route for Container Ships

Supply Chain Brain

Although Ports of Indiana-Burns Harbor is the 25th largest port in the U.S., all containers that travel through the Chicago area are moved by rail or truck.

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Reimagining TMS in SouthEast Asia

Locus

Whether it is Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand or the Philippines, reimagining the Transportation Management Platform (TMS) is crucial for businesses in Southeast Asia due to the region’s unique and complex logistics challenges. With diverse geographical landscapes, dense urban areas that make for more greater traffic on the roads, and varied infrastructure quality that can contribute to delays on the ground, traditional TMS solutions often fall short in addressing these challenges in real tim

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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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Watch: The Value of True Collaboration With Suppliers and Customers

Supply Chain Brain

Collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment (CPFR) has to involve both suppliers upstream and customers downstream, says Noha Samara, senior director analyst with Gartner.

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How Good Is Your Company at Getting Paid?

WorkWave

The Importance of Days Sales Outstanding and Its Impact on Your Accounts Receivable Getting your customers to pay their balances in a timely manner can be a challenge in just about any industry, and pest control is no exception to the rule. In addition to being frustrating, outstanding balances can quickly add up and impact your cash flow. Needless to say, minimizing the time you wait to get paid is crucial to running your business smoothly and efficiently.

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Possible Strike at British Columbia Ports Halted By Canada Labor Board

Supply Chain Brain

The dispute dates back to December, when DP World Canada revealed plans to automate parts of its rail intermodal yard at Vancouver's Centerm Terminal.

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The Enactment of the FMC’s Detention and Demurrage Billing Requirements: Final Rule in Motion

TransAudit

In the maritime industry, detention and demurrage charges are crucial for managing the logistics of cargo transportation. These charges serve as penalties for the late pickup of cargo or delayed return of containers, ensuring that the flow of goods remains uninterrupted. However, the lack of standardized billing practices has often led to disputes and confusion among stakeholders.

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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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China to Escalate Probe into Imported EU Brandy in Wake of New EV Tariffs

Supply Chain Brain

China's commerce ministry has a hearing set for July 18 to look into claims that the EU has been flooding the country with brandy priced well below market value.

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Top 5 Essential Tips for Mastering Efficient Logistics Management

3PL Links

Image source: Medium | Top 5 Essential Tips for Mastering Efficient Logistics Management Efficient logistics management is critical to the success of companies that rely on this sector for their operations. This is mostly because logistics control procedures are getting more complicated all the time in an effort to satisfy a market that is picky about efficiency and quickness.

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Boeing to Accept 'Sweetheart Deal' Over 737 Max Crashes

Supply Chain Brain

The DoJ gave Boeing the choice of entering a guilty plea and paying a fine or facing a trial on the felony criminal charge of conspiracy to defraud the U.S.

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An Update on the Israeli-Hamas Conflict and Red Sea Crisis and What It Means for Shipping

MTS Logistics

The world is watching closely as a possible ceasefire nears agreement between Israel and Hamas in the long-running conflict that began on October 7th, 2023. Israel has sent a delegation to negotiate the terms of a ceasefire that could last as long as six weeks and turn into a permanent ceasefire. Decisions will be made in the coming days. Hamas has already accepted the framework of the deal, and Israel has signaled it is willing to do the same.

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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.