Wed.Nov 15, 2023

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OTTO Motors Commits to Production Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

Rockwell Automation hosted its user conference, Automation Fair , in Boston, MA during the week of November 6. Many of my ARC Advisory Group colleagues were in attendance due to our company’s strong focus on manufacturing automation. However, it was a different experience for me due to my focus on logistics technologies. I attended because of Rockwell Automation’s recently expanded presence in production logistics due to its acquisition of OTTO Motors.

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ERP Digitization: MRO as a Business Driver

Supply Chain Brain

The state of the economy and the mounting push to digitize supply chain processes are driving a creative approach to maintaining the integrity of your company's item master.

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Key Takeaways from SAP Logistics Info Days 2023

Talking Logistics

During 2020 and 2021, most companies were focused on managing the disruptions caused by the Covid pandemic. In 2022, having a bit more room to breathe, companies started to reflect on the lessons learned from the previous two years (e.g., we need to make our supply chains more resilient). This year, it seems like companies. Read more The post Key Takeaways from SAP Logistics Info Days 2023 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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FMCSA aims at brokers who 'do not intend to pay' carriers with final rule

Overdrive Online

The agency said its changes to the broker regulations are intended to reduce freight fraud by "limiting the time brokers can continue to accrue claims" before their authority is suspended, among other changes to broker/forwarder and surety/trust regs.

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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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November 15, 2023 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Email This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home November 15, 2023 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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Watch: Managing the Yard: Why a YMS?

Supply Chain Brain

With all the focus on warehouse management systems, facilities might be neglecting the importance of managing the yard as well, says Colin Mansfield, vice president of Yard Management Solutions.

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Artificial Intelligence in Logistics: A Massive Opportunity

MTS Logistics

Artificial intelligence is in its infancy but that doesn’t negate its current and, most definitely, future importance in all areas, especially logistics. In a growing global economy, logic would dictate that we need more advanced technologies (i.e. artificial intelligence) to even keep up with growing global demands. In other words, as systems and networks start to become even more complicated and complex with global trade, our need for AI becomes even more necessary to manage our part in this g

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Robots to Outnumber People at UPS’s Massive New Warehouse

Supply Chain Brain

The package-handling giant plans to fill the $79 million facility with more than 3,000 robots by 2024 to handle tasks like lifting, reducing the need for manual labor.

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Mack, UAW reach deal to end strike

Commercial Carrier Journal

Mack Trucks' UAW members, roughly 3,900 Mack employees, had been on strike since Oct. 9.

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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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Are SaaS Apps the Achilles’ Heel for Supply Chain Attacks?

Supply Chain Brain

The shift toward an increasingly digital workforce has led to a massive increase in software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. Yet many come with serious vulnerabilities, turning them from an asset into a liability.

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Importance of On-Time Delivery in Manufacturing: A Seamless Process for a Competitive Edge

Locus

In the pulsating heart of rapidly developing economies like India, the manufacturing sector isn’t just growing—it’s exploding. As the wheels of industry turn faster, the race is on: raw materials, components, and final products must not only reach their destinations but do so with clockwork precision. On-time delivery in manufacturing isn’t just a logistical necessity—it’s the gold standard for customer satisfaction.

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DOE Invests Another $3.5B in U.S. Battery Industry

Supply Chain Brain

The DOE is looking to strengthen the U.S.’s battery supply chain because the estimated demand for lithium is expected to increase tenfold by 2030.

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DirectPowerPS EV Charger Attains UL Certification

NGT News

Nidec Industrial Solutions has announced the successful UL certification of its DirectPowerPS DC fast charger. Granted by CSA Group, the UL Certification reflects the product’s adherence to industry standards for safety and performance. DirectPowerPS underwent rigorous testing and evaluation, ensuring full compliance with UL 2202, UL2231-1 and UL2231-2 standards.

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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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Transfix Launches RFP Manager Tool

Supply Chain Brain

Transfix said that this new feature will allow companies to manage an RFP in just minutes rather than in hours.

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Toyota Unveils Its Hybrid Next-Generation Camry

NGT News

The Toyota Camry is entering its ninth generation with a fresh new look, enhanced performance and a hybrid powertrain. Designed and assembled in the U.S., the new Camry provides more power, good looks, feature-packed convenience, and capable handling, the company says. And now, as a part of Toyota’s effort to provide electrification for all, the […] The post Toyota Unveils Its Hybrid Next-Generation Camry appeared first on NGT News.

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Russian Roulette: The High-Stakes Game of U.S. and EU Sanctions on Russia

Supply Chain Brain

While economic sanctions aim to pressure targeted countries, it's critical to scrutinize their reciprocal impact on the enforcing countries' economies.

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Mercedes-Benz Opens First EV Charging Hub

NGT News

Mercedes-Benz HPC North America, a joint venture between Mercedes-Benz and MN8 Energy, has inaugurated its first Mercedes-Benz EV charging hub at the Mercedes-Benz USA headquarters in Sandy Springs, Ga. With the launch of the Mercedes-Benz charging network, the company provides fast, convenient and reliable EV charging while expanding the North American public charging map for […] The post Mercedes-Benz Opens First EV Charging Hub appeared first on NGT News.

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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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Retailers Left with Excess Inventory Ahead of Holiday Season, Analysts Say

Supply Chain Brain

Two-thirds of the 30 retailers analyzed had inventory turnover rates below their peers, which indicates excess stock and/or slow sales.

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Lion Electric to Integrate Synop EV Management with LionBeat

NGT News

Synop, a platform for electric vehicle fleet solutions, has formed a partnership with The Lion Electric Company, a manufacturer of all-electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Through this partnership, Synop’s vehicle, charging and energy management solutions will be integrated with LionBeat, Lion’s telematics offering, and additionally available as an add-on solution for non-LionBeat subscribers.

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The Hidden Costs: How Inaccurate Freight Data Can Inflate Your Shipping Bills

GoShip Blog

Imagine planning a trip and getting the wrong ticket price because someone mistyped a number. Now, scale that up to the world of freight shipping, where a small data slip can mean big money lost. In the freight shipping industry, the accuracy of freight data is more than just a detail. It’s the cornerstone of cost management. Every day, countless shipments crisscross the nation, each with its data points: weight, dimensions, type, and destination.

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IVECO, Plus Plan Automated Trucking Pilot with Class 8 Fleet

NGT News

IVECO and Plus are working with dm-drogerie markt, a European retail drugstore chain, and transport and logistics provider DSV to launch an automated trucking pilot in Germany that will start in the first half of 2024. An IVECO heavy-duty truck integrated with Plus’s AI-based, driver-supervised, automated driving software will operate on a DSV route to […] The post IVECO, Plus Plan Automated Trucking Pilot with Class 8 Fleet appeared first on NGT News.

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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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Walking Tractor Order by UK Supermarket

Logistics Business Magazine

Helge Nyberg AB in Sweden has received a large walking tractor order to a customer in the food trade, through the partner Toyota Material Handling in UK. The order includes 150 ‘walkies’ to be delivered to a supermarket chain in UK. Walkies are battery-powered tractors used to move heavy loads on wheels. They are easy to drive and can handle loads up to two tons.

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New Test from Edmunds Evaluates EV Charging Speeds

NGT News

Car shopping platform Edmunds has unveiled the Edmunds EV Charging Test, an independent evaluation of electric vehicle fast-charging speeds that provides consumers with crucial information about the time required to add range to a vehicle’s battery. The Edmunds EV Charging Test combines Level 3 charging measurements from automotive consultants P3 Group with proprietary data from […] The post New Test from Edmunds Evaluates EV Charging Speeds appeared first on NGT News.

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iLogistics Centre in Slovakia Doubles Capacity

Logistics Business Magazine

On Tuesday November 14th the international transport and logistics provider cargo-partner officially launched the construction of the third warehouse hall at its iLogistics Centre in Dunajská Streda. The expansion will almost double the storage capacity from the current 27,600 to 50,000 pallet spaces. Upon completion, cargo-partner will create 60 to 70 additional jobs at the new facility. cargo-partner has been operating in Slovakia for 30 years and is one of the most successful freight forwardi

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How to Deal with Concealed Damage in Freight Shipping

Freightera

What’s Concealed Damage and What to Do When It Happens One of the challenges businesses may face in freight shipping is dealing with concealed damage or shortages. Such damage refers to issues that are not immediately visible or noticeable upon delivery and it can be quite confusing for both the shipper and carrier. Here’s some information that can help you maneuver the process if you ever find yourself in that situation.

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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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Best Practices for Risk Assessment in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Radius Logistics

Risk Assessment in Logistics and Supply Chain Management In an increasingly complex and globalized world, logistics and supply chain operations face a multitude of risks. From sudden weather disruptions to geopolitical events, the challenges can be diverse and unexpected. To navigate these pitfalls and ensure smooth operations, comprehensive risk assessment in logistics is paramount.

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Insight to Action with Ryan Soskin

The Logistics of Logistics

Ryan Soskin and Joe Lynch discuss insight to action. Ryan is the Co-founder and CEO of GoodShip , an all-in-one platform for supply chain analytics, carrier management, and transportation procurement About Ryan Soskin Ryan Soskin is a 13 year logistics veteran and three time startup unicorn alum with a long history in freight tech. He began his career at Coyote Logistics and after 5.5 years and a $1.8B acquisition by UPS, Ryan left Coyote to join Convoy as an early team member.

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Irish Transporter Renews Trailers

Logistics Business Magazine

Noone Transport, based in Co. Meath, Ireland, is undergoing a period of significant investment as it opens up new routes throughout Ireland, the UK and continental Europe. Established in 1986 and now one of Ireland’s leading transport and logistics operators, Noone Transport provides an extensive range of transport and warehousing services to numerous industry sectors, including food, retail, autoparts and pharmaceutical.