Fri.Sep 30, 2022

Best Practices for Data Management in Logistics

MercuryGate

Data stewardship takes data management in logistics to another level, helping to improve your organization. Data stewardship focuses on collecting and managing data assets to offer quality data that support decision-making continuously.

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Order Fulfillment Mistakes: A Talk with Brian Barry

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

We recently chatted with fulfillment operations expert Brian Barry, president of F. Curtis Barry and Associates, about the most common order fulfillment mistakes he sees B2C brands make. Here’s his top five list. For the full detail, listen to Brian's appearance on the unboxing fulfillment podcast.

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Why Sustainable Home Delivery Results in Greater Sales and Profitability

Logistics Viewpoints

Two seemingly conflicting trends are coming together that, if addressed correctly, could provide retailers with a competitive advantage and make them more profitable. First, consumers are increasingly concerned about the environment and are more willing than ever to act to protect it.

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How to better deliver carbon reductions in EU’s maritime sector

Supply Chain and Logistics

This article takes issue with the Emissions Trading System (ETS) put in place by the EU. Pricing the emissions of various fuels into the equation will induce fuel users to use cleaner fuels in some cases. The argument goes that … Continue reading → Logistics Managerial Econ Shipping Sustainability EU emissions trading system green fuels ocean shipping port economics sustainability

The 2023 Supply Chain Crystal Ball: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Olivia Montgomery, Associate Principal Supply Chain Analyst

Curious to know how your peers are navigating ongoing disruption? In this webinar, you’ll gain actionable insights from Olivia Montgomery as she walks us through Capterra’s extensive research on how businesses - notably small and midsize businesses - are addressing supply chain challenges in 2023.

Kodiak, Werner partner to run 24/7 autonomous long-haul freight operations

Fleet Owner

Self-driving truck company Kodiak and Werner Enterprises will establish an autonomous lane after a using a pilot program to show autonomous truck efficiency with a transfer hub model at truckports. Technology

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Spot rates continue slide in August despite stronger volume

Fleet Owner

Spot market for dry van and refrigerated freight falls for the seventh straight month, load board operator DAT Freight & Analytics reports, but truckload volumes provide better news for U.S. freight haulers. Operations

Werner, Kodiak Robotics team up on autonomy

Commercial Carrier Journal

Werner had trailers ready for a Kodiak self-driving truck to pick up on both ends of the trip. Werner’s local drivers completed the first-mile pickups and last-mile deliveries. Equipment controls

Get creative in your parts acquisition strategy

Fleet Owner

If you want to retain drivers, it's essential to give them working equipment. Get creative to get the parts you need and keep truckers happy. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

3 Angels, at least as many trucks: Aispuro family's small fleet

Overdrive Online

Omar and Ivan Aispuro, father and son, detail the family affair of their 3 Angels Transport fleet -- the pair showed off their respective rigs out in California this past June: Omar's custom 2016 Kenworth W900L and Ivan's 2012 T660. Custom Rigs

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.

IBEW ratifies tentative labor agreement with U.S. freight railroads

Logistics Management

NCCC said that membership of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers ratified the recent tentative agreement between IBEW and U.S. freight railroads.

Supply-Chain Tech Startup Noodle.ai Gets Fresh Corporate Backing

Supply Chain Brain

Logistics technology startups are getting attention, and financial backing, from some tech sector heavyweights

Top 30 Ocean Carriers: Riding high on wave of profits

Logistics Management

While the industry is still caught in the wake of the pandemic and the subsequent string of unprecedented events, profits for the top carriers has never been better

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EPA Doubles Funding Awards for Clean School Buses

NGT News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is nearly doubling the funding awarded for clean school buses this year following increased demand, with school districts from all 50 states applying for the 2022 Clean School Bus Rebates.

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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.

Autonomous e-commerce

Logistics Management

We need smart people to run the supply chains of the future. They will need career paths and lots of room for creativity. Are you ready

No Time for Final-Mile Complacency

Supply Chain Brain

Congestion and inflation appear to be easing and schedule reliability has improved, but market signals suggest more of a lull in the current supply chain chaos than an end in sight

Turn to a 3PL for emergency freight solutions

Bulk Connection

In a rare piece of good news these days, an agreement was reached late last week that prevented – at least for now – a potential nationwide strike of railroad workers. But the fact that such a rail stoppage was a real possibility has shippers considering emergency freight solutions.

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Shoals Certifies EV Charging Solutions to UL Standards

NGT News

Shoals Technologies Group Inc., a provider of electrical balance of systems (EBOS) solutions for solar, storage and electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, has completed certification of its first set of above-ground electric vehicle charging solutions to UL Standards.

A Deep Dive Into Supply Chain Strategy: 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 design in this post-pandemic era of economic uncertainty.

Q&A: Echo Global Logistics CEO Waggoner discusses market trends and conditions

Logistics Management

Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Doug Waggoner, CEO of Chicago-based 3PL Echo Global Logistics. Waggoner offered up insights on a whole host of topics, including: inflation; rates and capacity; and Peak Season prospects, among others

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New York Governor Takes Action Toward Zero Emissions in the State

NGT News

Kathy Hochul has directed the State Department of Environmental Conservation to take major regulatory action that will require all new passenger cars, pickup trucks and SUVs sold in New York state to be zero emissions by 2035.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Get Green Light Across U.S.

Supply Chain Brain

Funding for the EV charging network will come from the bipartisan infrastructure bill that was passed last year.

Volvo Trucks Launches EV Charger Hardware Procurement Program

NGT News

Volvo Trucks North America has launched a new program to provide streamlined access to electric vehicle (EV) charging offerings for dealers and fleet customers.

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.

Crisis in Food Supply Chains: What’s Cooking Up the Global Disruptions?

Supply Chain Brain

The food industry as a whole has met widespread challenges

Drone Swarm Uses 3D Printing to Build Structures

IoT World Today

The use of drones in construction has thus far been primarily limited to observational roles. The ability of UAVs to monitor construction progress, inspect hard-to-reach places and provide other birds-eye data has made them an important and familiar part of many building sites.

Owner-operators returning to leasing as spot rates crash

Overdrive Online

As rates on the spot markets for freight have fallen, ATBS is starting to see a shift for many owners who went out and got authority during the last couple of spot market boom years, a move back to leasing. Dig into revenue, cost, income performance here. Overdrive Radio

Tritium, JET Charge Install Fast Chargers for 4,350-Mile ‘EV Highway’

NGT News

Tritium DCFC Ltd., a global developer and manufacturer of direct current (DC) fast charging technology for electric vehicles (EV), is providing fast chargers for a new EV highway that will span more than 4,350 miles across the state of Western Australia. The project is part of a AUD$43.5

How to Gain a Competitive Edge: A Deep Dive Into Supplier Diversity Programs

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, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs and how you can gain invaluable competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

Understanding Warehouse GMP Guidelines for Pharmaceutical Products

Kanban Logistics

As of 2022, more than 131 Americans take at least one prescription medication. Among those people, the average number of prescriptions taken is four.

The Weekly Freight Report for September 29th, 2022

FLS Transport

The Top Headlines in Freight, Transportation, & Logistics from FLS Transportation Services. This week’s report covers Hurricane Ian’s devastation and impacts on Florida’s supply chain.

DAT’s August Truckload Volume Index points to decreasing rates and increasing volumes

Logistics Management

August’s TVI dry van freight reading—at 258—was up 11% compared to July, marking its highest-ever August reading and a 12% annual gain. The refrigerated (reefer) TVI came in at 182, for an 8.2% gain, with the flatbed TVI up 12.5%, to 251