Thu.Aug 04, 2022

7 Warehouse Automation Benefits to Maximize Your Efficiency 


Warehouse automation benefits companies by providing them with a competitive edge in the industry. Without it, keeping your warehouse running efficiently at optimized productivity levels is hard because of various challenges.

Amware CEO appears on 'Get Down to Business' program

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Amware CEO Harry Drajpuch recently appeared on the Get Down to Business with Shalom Klein radio show to discuss the importance of "everything that happens after the click" in eCommerce. Fulfillment Operations


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Can Improving Forecast Accuracy Address Our Demand Planning Woes?

Logistics Viewpoints

If “the forecast is always wrong,” is improving forecast accuracy even the solution to our demand planning woes? In times that continue to defy our ability to predict them, the words of famous statistician George Box have never been more right: “All models are wrong, but some are useful.”

Embark completes autonomous traffic stop

Commercial Carrier Journal

Embark Trucks said it has developed the capability for Embark-powered semis to identify, stop for and work with law enforcement. Equipment controls

5 Unexpected Ways to Control Supply Chain Costs in 2023

Speaker: Todd Simms and Andy Johnson

Join industry experts Todd Simms and Andy Johnson as they break down five budget line items that ballooned out of control in 2022 and strategies to control them in 2023.

As DCSA and shippers work to develop eBL standards, forwarders remain wary

Supply Chain and Logistics

This article gives both sides of a discussion on the importance and readiness of the maritime and shipping industries for an electronic bill of lading. One point made in the article by forwarders is that in the present market, changes … Continue reading → Logistics Service Management Shipping Supply Chains container shipping e-bill of lading innovation maritime Software supply chains technology

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Seven key takeaways about economic mobility

Supply Chain and Logistics

Brookings has a great article about new research on economic mobility (preferably upward) and friends. If people tend to be willing to make friends across economic classes it’s a big boost to chances of economic mobility. One great thing is … Continue reading → Quantitative Methods Labor Economics Logistics labor economics technology social capital economic connectedness economic mobility

BorgWarner Grows EV Portfolio with Rhombus Energy Acquisition

NGT News

BorgWarner Inc. has acquired Rhombus Energy Solutions. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Rhombus offers V2G and Underwriters Laboratory-certified charging. It supplies its patented technology to electric vehicle (EV) OEMs, including Proterra, and charging and grid service providers.

Gig driver for a day. Here’s what we learned making deliveries for Veho

Supply Chain and Logistics

Here we see a day in the life of a package delivery driver for Veho, which seems to be an enlightened last-mile delivery company that is actively trying to make work friendlier to the driver. The system they have developed … Continue reading → Labor Economics Logistics Trucking gig economy innovation labor relations last mile package delivery supply chains transportation

Blue Bird, Lightning eMotors Collaborate on Electric Repowering for School Buses

NGT News

Blue Bird Corp. is offering a factory-certified electric repower program on select gasoline- and propane-powered Blue Bird school buses. The company is collaborating with Lightning eMotors to jointly develop this repower electric vehicle (EV) powertrain system.

Supply Chain Strategy (And Why Yours Isn't Working)

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain strategy in this post-pandemic era of uncertainty.

10 Tips for Increasing Revenue to Grow Your Boat Marina Business


Managing a boat marina business comes with several unique challenges that can hurt your profitability. One of the most notable challenges is ensuring that your boats are well-maintained and in good working order.

ChargeNet Stations, ChargerHelp! Partner on EV Charging Network Expansion

NGT News

ChargeNet Stations, an electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging station development and software company, is now working with ChargerHelp! The partnership bolsters uptime for the ChargeNet Stations’ rapidly expanding network across quick-serve restaurant parking lots throughout California.

XPO turns in record second quarter earnings

Logistics Management

New records were hit for quarterly revenue—at $3.23 billion—up 1.2% annually (and up 11% when excluding the March sale of its intermodal business), with net income—at $141 million—up 19.9%. Operating income—at $230 million—was up 17%. Adjusted EBITDA—at $405 million—increased 18.5%

EvoCharge, AmpUp Work Together on EV Charging, Software Infrastructure

NGT News

EvoCharge, an electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and cable management solutions company, has entered into a preferred network partnership with AmpUp to provide simple, convenient charging options for electric vehicle (EV) drivers, charging station owners and fleet managers.

5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain

Prescriptive analytics is a type of advanced analytics that optimizes decision-making by providing a recommended action. Supply chain, with its complex planning questions, is typically an area where optimization technology is required. Read about 5 use cases.

What If You Treated Your Data Supply Chain Like the Physical Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Brain

While the task and responsibility for managing the data supply chain is primarily the responsibility of information technology professionals, the concepts and tools we use every day directly apply to the data supply chain as well as the physical supply chain.

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Yellow rides most favorable LTL environment, posts $60 million net profit in Q2

Logistics Management

Yellow posted second quarter operating revenue of $1.424 billion and operating income of $99.2 million, which included a $3.2 million net gain on property disposals. In comparison, operating revenue in the 2021 second quarter was $1.313 billion and operating income was $27 million.

U.S. Adds 528,000 Jobs in July as Market Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Supply Chain Brain

The U.S. added 528,000 jobs in July as the jobs market returned to pre-pandemic levels, adding a total of 22 million jobs since reaching a low in April 2020

VW, Innoviz Ink $4B Lidar Deal

IoT World Today

Innoviz has sealed a deal with the Volkswagen Group worth $4 billion to provide lidar sensors and perception software for self-driving vehicles and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS).

6 Ways Video Telematics Improves Driver Safety

An in-cab dash cam video system can help fleet operators significantly reduce risky driving, costly legal judgments, and insurance costs. Download the eBook and learn 6 ways to improve driver safety by using dash cams on your trucks.

Watch: Turning Supply Chain Transparency Into Action

Supply Chain Brain

Achieving supply chain visibility isn't a matter of spending years to acquire a fixed view of suppliers, says Jack Dobson, commercial account lead with Palantir. It's about managing relationships that are in constant flux

C.G. Soza's 2016 Kenworth W900L 'Always Headed Home'

Overdrive Online

Soza's goal of stylistic mods that don't sacrifice increased function and performance, safety or otherwise, is well evident in this radically transformed 2016 Kenworth W900L, also a monument to the owner-operator's chief destination on any run: home. Custom Rigs

For Inventory Management Agility, Plug Into a Supplier Ecosystem

Supply Chain Brain

It is by now painfully clear that the vast majority of small and medium-sized businesses need to adopt a new approach to supplier networks and inventory management if they are to stay sufficiently agile to be competitive

On the Spot: Pareto’s law in the Top 50 freight markets

FreightWaves SONAR

We’re reaching back into the old treasure chest of research reports this morning to dig out a classic from October 2020. The core of the report was based on how volumes affect lane pricing and volatility .

Gain a Competitive Edge: The Importance of a Supplier Diversity Program

Speaker: Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence at Insight Sourcing Group, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs, and how you can gain unique competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

Apollo-Led Group to Buy Cargo-Hauler Atlas Air for $2.9 Billion

Supply Chain Brain

An investor group led by Apollo Global Management Inc. is acquiring Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. for about $2.9 billion, expanding its foray into aircraft leasing and charter flying as demand for air cargo cools from pandemic-era highs

The Weekly Freight Report for August 4th, 2022

FLS Transport

The Top Headlines in Freight, Transportation, & Logistics from FLS Transport. The FLS Weekly Freight Report covers the week’s top news in logistics, transportation, shipping, and freight.

U.S. Bid to Cap Russian Oil Prices Draws Skepticism Over Enforcement

Supply Chain Brain

The Biden administration’s push to form an international buyers’ cartel to cap the price of Russian oil is facing resistance from maritime insurers that it cannot be reliably enforced

Prepare For Peak Season and Your Future Supply Chain Strategy


The supply chain has been through a lot over the past few years, and the instability, uncertainty, and volatility have not yet entirely subsided. Peak season pressure in the months ahead keeps the future of the supply chain atop the list of genuine concerns for many businesses.

Getting Started With Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design

To build your supply chain’s agility and responsiveness, you need to look at scenarios more frequently instead of relying on a single plan. Let’s explore how you can apply scenario modeling in supply chain network design.

Five Supply-Chain Challenges and How Process, People and Technology Can Help Overcome Them

Supply Chain Brain

Here are five challenges facing supply chain managers today, with guidance on how a partnership approach that combines process, people and technology can help

Heavy-duty mast for Linde reach trucks

Logistics Business Magazine

Intralogistics specialist Linde Material Handling (MH) is now equipping its R14 HD to R25 reach trucks for payloads of 1.4 tonnes with a new heavy-duty mast.

Driverless Autonomous Vehicles Arrive in China

IoT World Today

Trailblazing new rules that allow driverless vehicles to operate in the Chinese city of Shenzhen have come into force – and autonomous tech firm has already taken advantage with a comprehensive test of one of its vehicles. As of Aug.

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