Mon.Nov 21, 2022

What Are Reorder Points and How to Calculate Them

Ship Monk

Congrats! You’ve done the hard work of building your startup into a successful ecommerce business. The last thing you want is to run out of your bestsellers, but how do you know when to order more? Many small companies leave this up to their manufacturers or wholesalers, but that can be risky.

Safe driving tips for Thanksgiving travel

Fleet Owner

Millions of drivers will take to the nation's roadways this Thanksgiving holiday, so the American Trucking Association's Share the Road highway safety program is sharing tips to keep yourself and others safe. Safety

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The New Supply Chain Landscape: Why Moving Up the Supply Chain Spectrum Is Imperative

Talking Logistics

Thanks to disruptive events over the past two years, supply chains have become central to business success, forcing CEOs and other business executives to spend a much larger portion of their time and strategies focused on this once afterthought of their operations. What has changed?

PepsiCo’s Massive, Complex, and Difficult Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Logistics Viewpoints

Jim Andrew, Chief Sustainability Officer at PepsiCo. On November 4 th , I interviewed Jim Andrew, the Chief Sustainability Officer at PepsiCo, about their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) program. PepsiCo is a very big company, the second largest food and beverage company in the world.

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.

Well-maintained fleets create collateral benefits

Fleet Owner

Keeping trucks on the road is important, but there are other benefits to maintaining assets. Here are five additional benefits of ensuring trucks are maintained. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

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U.S. Container Freight Volumes Fall As Manufacturing Contracts

MTS Logistics

container volumes at the largest U.S. ports decreased by 3.8% in September compared to September 2021, another sign of a slowdown in overall trade.

Potential railroad strike looms in December.

Commercial Carrier Journal

The U.S. narrowly avoided a potentially disastrous rail strike in September, but it now looms over early December. Economic trends

FMCSA's female trucking board aims at biggest issues

Overdrive Online

Though it's a panel of 16 accomplished women in trucking, two members' accounts of the meeting illustrate how issues discussed -- from training practices and crime prevention to parking and more -- could have a big impact on all of trucking. Regulations

Chevron Takes Ownership of 55 CNG Fueling Stations

NGT News

Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corp., has signed a definitive agreement to acquire full ownership of Beyond6 LLC (B6) and its network of 55 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations across the United States.

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.

Cass Freight Index points to annual October gains

Logistics Management

October’s shipment reading—at 1.224—saw a 2.9% annual gain, falling short of the September’s 4.8% annual increase and was also below August’s 1.278 reading, which marked the highest level for shipments since May 2018.

The role of inventory management and inventory optimization in ERP

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Inventory management is important because it provides a buffer to balance out the uncertainties between demand and supply. However, while it can be viewed positively, holding inventory also creates problems.

How Did Your Distribution Center Measure Up in 2022?

Logistics Management

Compare your distribution center (DC) throughput metrics to similar facilities and industries to see how your operations are measuring up in our 2022 Throughput Benchmark Guide

BluWave-ai Debuts EV Fleet Orchestrator SaaS Product for Fleet Operations

NGT News

BluWave-ai says Version 2.0 of it EV Fleet Orchestrator software-as-a-service (SaaS) product has officially launched.

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.

6 Benefits of Using an External Warehouse

3PL Links

6 Benefits of Using an External Warehouse | Image Source: Flickr. One of the best options for businesses trying to streamline storage and logistics to offer consumers speedier service is an external warehouse.

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A-1 Alternative Fuel, Ideanomics Develop Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Buses

NGT News

Ideanomics’ U.S. Hybrid subsidiary has joined a consortium led by A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems, an on-vehicle alternative fuel storage and delivery solutions company, to develop hydrogen fuel cell electric shuttle buses.

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Most recent batch of railroad labor votes see mixed results

Logistics Management

NCC said that BLET, a railroad labor union representing engineers and trainmen, has ratified its collective bargaining agreement with U.S. freight railroads, concluding bargaining for more than 20,000 rail employees.

Plug-and-Play Self-Driving Truck Technology Revealed

IoT World Today

Self-driving tech startup Waabi has unveiled a new turnkey solution to deliver autonomous trucks.

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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.

Ensuring Supply Chain Success in the Face of Climate Change

Supply Chain Brain

Between droughts, floods, fires and violent storms, climate change is already impacting ports, highways and factories, and worsening conditions will increase the pressures felt on the supply chain.

Protecting Supply Chains Against Economic Uncertainty

Logistics Management

In this ebook, discover five reasons to double-down on supply chain risk management, plus how to do it

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Rush Truck Centers – A Portfolio of Solutions

Women in Trucking

Rush Truck Centers is the premier solutions provider to the commercial vehicle industry and the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in the United States and Canada.

5 Ways to Improve Your Warehouse P&L

Logistics Management

Download this new white paper, "Five Ways to Improve Your Warehouse P&L", to learn how you can start running a more profitable operation today

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.

Domino’s Begins Deliveries with Nationwide Fleet of 800 Chevy Bolt EVs

NGT News

More than 100 custom-branded 2023 Chevy Bolt electric vehicles are arriving at select Domino’s Pizza Inc. franchise and corporate stores throughout the U.S., with an additional 700 rolling out in the coming months.

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8 ways to reinforce safe lift truck operating practices

Logistics Management

Shop smarter with insights on lift truck operation to protect your bottom line

Waymo Unveils New Robotaxi

IoT World Today

Waymo has revealed its new, custom-built robotaxi at an event in Los Angeles.

31st Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends

Logistics Management

Broken, stressed, strained, and out of sync. All have been featured in recent headlines describing the condition of logistics and supply chain operations

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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.

Learn to chain up before it’s too late

Truck News

As winter approaches, tire chain-up regulations start popping up in some jurisdictions. If you drive into British Columbia or Newfoundland and Labrador, you better be carrying chains and using them when mandated, or else you risk a ticket.

Managing Risk During Turbulent Times

Logistics Management

This paper takes a look at the turbulent state of the world and how it's impacting various aspects of supply chain management

Oakland appoints operations director

Logistics Business Magazine

Total supply chain solutions provider Oakland International has announced the appointment of Jas Sittre as Operations Director.