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Supply Chain Logistics in Concerts 

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

Beyond the dazzling lights and mesmerizing performances, concerts rely on a complex network of supply chain logistics to make the show possible. From sourcing instruments to coordinating merchandise and managing food and beverage services, the concert industry thrives on efficient and seamless supply chain operations. Supply chain professionals work closely with artists, instrument manufacturers, and rental companies to ensure that the necessary instruments, amplifiers, speakers, and other a

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Temperature-Controlled Freight: The Unsung Hero of the Supply Chain

Food Logistics

Ensuring that perishable products reach their destination unspoiled and undamaged can be a daunting task. Suppliers need to make sure the right resources are in place, including the relationships, systems and expertise needed to move goods.

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Top 6 Retail Trends & Supply Chain Planning Challenges in 2023

Logistics Viewpoints

Retailers know firsthand how quickly the market can change. One day, a product is flying off the shelves, and the next, it’s gathering dust. That’s why staying on top of the latest supply chain planning trends is so important – they can make all the difference when it comes to staying competitive, reducing costs, and meeting your customers’ needs.

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Outsourced vs. In-House Delivery: Which is Best for Your Business?

Food Logistics

While outsourced drivers merely aim to complete deliveries as quickly as possible, in-house drivers care about quality. Here's a breakdown of other pros and cons.

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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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What Small + Mid-sized Shippers Should Do to Navigate Today’s Freight Market

Talking Logistics

The freight market is in a state of relative stability — and it’s a favorable one for shippers of all shapes and sizes. The slow demand and ample supply that defined Q1 have persisted into Q2, as long-distance trucking employment saw a 4.8% Y/Y increase in March. Meanwhile, wholesale and retail inventories, key drivers of. Read more The post What Small + Mid-sized Shippers Should Do to Navigate Today’s Freight Market appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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NJ Senators Award $400,000 to Manufacturing Extension Program

Supply Chain Brain

The grant will allow the NJEMP to provide technical assistance and optimization improvements to small- and mid-sized manufacturers across the state.

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With interest rates up, keep a close eye on business credit

Overdrive Online

With loan interest rates up dramatically over the last year, most Overdrive readers report having a fantastic credit score. But the score itself isn't all you have to worry about when negotiating a new truck or other business loan.

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Five Steps to Ensuring Supply Chain Solutions Implementation Success

Supply Chain Brain

Success in supply chain planning and operations solutions relies upon the ability to identify and document desired value measures and outcomes, and to align those with the solutions provider.

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Trucking needs mentors, not just trainers

Truck News

With good reason, I’ve been ranting a lot in this column lately. Trucking is in a bit of a mess, so I don’t apologize.

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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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Podcast | Getting the Most Value From Your Supply Chain Planning System

Supply Chain Brain

You’ve chosen a provider of supply chain planning software. How do you ensure that the initiative will succeed?

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Total Cost of Management Software: 5 Ways to Enhance Your Forecasting

RasTrac

Efficient fleet management plays a pivotal role in the success of any organization relying on a robust transportation infrastructure. As technology continues transforming how businesses operate, fleet management software has emerged as a powerful tool to streamline operations, optimize resources, and enhance productivity.

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No Sign of Russia Allowing Black Sea Grain Export Deal to Move Forward

MTS Logistics

New reporting indicates that Russia is continuing to block the Black Sea Grain Initiative, an agreement to allow Ukraine to export grain to the world. Today, Ukraine said that Russia was blocking ship registration and not allowing ships to pass into Ukrainian ports, amid the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The development comes after Russia agreed to a two-month extension of the Black Sea Grain Initiative last month.

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Unveiling SC Navigator 4.0 – What’s new in the latest release?

AIMMS

With the latest release of SC Navigator 4.0, AIMMS has developed a comprehensive, off-the-shelf solution that consolidates multiple applications.

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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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FedEx and ALPA Reach Tentative Collective Bargaining Agreement

Supply Chain Brain

The agreement prevents a possible strike after 99% of FedEx Express pilots voted in favor of union leaders authorizing a strike May 17.

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[Infographic] Benefits of Implementing a Transportation Management Software

Loginext

This infographic highlights the benefits of implementing transportation management software in logistics operations. It showcases how your transportation operations can enhance using TMS. The post [Infographic] Benefits of Implementing a Transportation Management Software appeared first on loginextsolutions.com.

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Watch: Continental Embraces AI to Track and Manage Tooling

Supply Chain Brain

A case study involving Continental and eMoldino, a provider of applications for managing the automotive tooling supply chain, as told by Marllon Kopelvski, supplier quality manager with Continental, and Gabriel Tejada, senior project manager with eMoldino.

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Logistics Unleashed: Unveiling the Most Pivotal Events that Shaped its Development

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

Logistics, the art, and science of managing the flow of goods, has come a long way since its humble origins. It is a complex discipline that touches every aspect of our lives, from the products we purchase to the way they are delivered to our doorsteps. In this captivating article, we delve into the annals of history to explore the most important events that paved the way for the extraordinary development of logistics as we know it today.

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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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How To Recruit Truck Drivers for Your Company

WorkWave

Time To Read: 5 minutes Truck drivers are in high demand with a truck driver shortage. It’s not the career many people think of going into right off the bat but finding ways to entice more people to become truck drivers is necessary. If you’re searching for new truck drivers, finding the best way to recruit them can help you fill those roles faster.

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TERUEL AIRPORT: SPAIN’S THIRD LARGEST IN SPAIN AND WITHOUT ANY PASSENGERS.

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

A few weekends ago, returning from my holiday village, I was driving along the A-23 road when I noticed the large number of planes parked at Teruel airport. A few years ago, on the same route, you could hardly see the few planes that were there. Despite the absence of any passengers, Teruel Airport has transformed into a successful hub, now ranking as the third largest airport in Spain.

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Making strategic investments in digital supply chain in a downcycle

FreightWaves SONAR

At its annual Investment Community Meeting in April in Tampa, Florida, Walmart’s management team took the opportunity to lay out an ambitious transformation of its supply chain. Walmart U.S. CEO and President John Furner explained how the retailer was digitally combining its ambient, perishable and e-commerce supply chains, which were built separately and in parallel in the physical world.

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U.S. Transportation Sector Unemployment Rates Fell Below Pre-Pandemic Levels in May

Supply Chain Brain

The United States transportation sector's unemployment rate fell from 4.5% in May 2022 to 3.6% in May 2023, a drop-off of 0.9%.

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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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Penske Logistics Freight Brokerage Operations Committed to Expansion with Hirings and New Office Openings

Penske Move Ahead

Penske Logistics is ramping up its freight brokerage capabilities this year with increased hiring and the opening of two new locations in the United States. Penske has introduced new offices in Chicago and Edison, New Jersey. The Chicago location, on 500 W. Madison St., is 9,000-square-feet in size. There are expected to be 80 associates housed there in the location’s first 12 months.

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Italy Starts €1 Billion Sovereign Fund for Key Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

The fund hopes to “stimulate the growth and consolidation of national strategic supply chains" according to a statement from Italy’s industry ministry.

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Thank You Thursday Shout Outs – May

Ship Monk

ShipMonk is privileged to have a lot of hard working, incredible team members at all our state-of-the-art locations. We love showing them appreciation at every opportunity, and so we created “Thank You Thursday” to celebrate employees on a weekly basis. Check out the shout outs from May across our 12 fulfillment center locations, now including ShipMonk Europe.

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CSX Earns a Top Ten Spot on Forbes Net Zero Leaders List

Supply Chain Brain

By coming in sixth place, CSX was the highest-ranking company from the transportation sector to earn a spot on Forbes' list.

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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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Fashion Transparency: China to Germany

Logistics Business Magazine

When it comes to manufacturing high-quality fashion, Walbusch Group relies on Polymax Group, among others. The Chinese manufacturer under German management collaborates via the SCM software OSCA with the fashion specialist to bring transparency into the supply chain. At the same time, users of the tool save a lot of time because they are more effective without having to use tedious Excel lists, e-mail traffic and phone calls.

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Less Is More: The Power of Less Than One Truck Load (LTL)

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

In the fast and over competitive business environment that we live in today, the optimization of the supply chain is key to reduce costs and minimize environmental impact. The concept of “Less than one Truck Load” or LTL, becomes a game-changing logistic trend in this context, offering significant advantages in terms of cost-effectiveness, reduced carbon footprint and optimization of resources usage.

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Can Mobile Robots Solve Skills Shortage?

Logistics Business Magazine

With the labour pool for warehousing running dry, it is time growing warehouse operations look to mobile robots to share the work, explains Frazer Watson, VP-Sales UK/Ireland at iFollow. Autonomous Mobile Robots ( AMRs ) offer one of the more cost effective and flexible automation solutions to enable logistics operations to optimise their labour force.