Mon.Apr 05, 2021

BREXIT: The long and winding road

Logistics Management

Even months after Brexit, there’s still much that needs to be clarified. In the meantime, some businesses and politicians are already calling for further negotiations. We take a look at the impact on manufacturers, retailers, and transport and logistics service providers

Faster, Better Freight Quotes with Dawn Salvucci-Favier

The Logistics of Logistics

Faster, Better Freight Quotes with Dawn Salvucci-Favier. Dawn Salvucci-Favier and Joe Lynch discuss creating faster, better freight quotes. Dawn’s company, Greenscreens.ai develops dynamic pricing which enables transportation and logistics companies to deliver faster, better freight quotes.

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Peet’s Coffee and the Roasted Bean Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Peet’s Coffee was going through a digital transformation when Covid-19 hit.

Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes – Plus Indago Highlights (Q1 2021)

Talking Logistics

The first quarter of 2020 ended with great uncertainty as businesses, schools, travel, and trade were all closed or curtailed due to the spread of Covid-19. The first quarter of 2021 ended with a mega cargo ship getting stuck in the Suez Canal and then getting unstuck six days later.

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Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

Canada Invests in Expansion of Natural Gas Refueling Network

NGT News

Jim Carr, a member of the Canadian Parliament for Winnipeg South Center, on behalf of Seamus O’Regan Jr., Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, has unveiled a $3 million investment to Envoy Energy for the installation of three natural gas stations.

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2021 LTL Update: What to Expect this Year

Food Logistics

With the right logistics partner, shippers can successfully navigate the challenging LTL shipping market's ebbs and flows. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

LA Metro Names Trillium as RNG Supplier for Two Bus Depots

NGT News

Trillium, a provider of alternative and renewable fueling solutions, has entered a new partnership with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). Metro selected Trillium to provide renewable natural gas (RNG) to two bus depots.

No swift changes for air cargo

Logistics Management

There is no telling just how stormy air cargo markets may be in 2021, but one thing is certain: The passenger side is rocky because capacity remains tight

Endera Acquires Electric School, Shuttle Bus Manufacturing Company

NGT News

Endera, a vertically integrated transportation technology company specializing in all-electric commercial vehicles, charging infrastructure and software solutions, has acquired Metro Titan LLC, a school and shuttle bus manufacturing company.

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

Proposed CP-KCS rail merger to benefit shippers but will take time, competitors say

Logistics Management

Rivals and shippers say the proposed $25 billion rail merger between the Kansas City Southern and Canadian Pacific will have a positive effect on shippers even though the merger will reduce the number of Class 1 railroads in North America to six

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Watch: How Satellites Are Managing the Vaccine Cold Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Steven Tompkins, director of sector development for agriculture and rail with Inmarsat, discusses the role of satellite communications in ensuring that shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine remain at designated temperatures for safe transport and delivery

Using technology to de-risk supply chains

Logistics Management

After enduring a persistent global pandemic and the supply chain interruptions that came with it, shippers are increasingly turning to risk management software to help them through the recovery phase and prepare for what’s ahead

Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Targets Passenger Rail, But Freight Will Benefit, Too

Supply Chain Brain

With President Biden assigning a high priority to funding the development of infrastructure, the time for a substantial buildout of U.S. rail capacity might finally be here — at least on the passenger side

The Business Costs of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chains have weathered a lot recently: a pandemic, natural disasters, trade wars and more. The Economist and GEP surveyed 400 senior execs to find out their real business impacts. The results? Shocking, but not surprising. Read the report now.

Services economy sets new records in March, reports ISM

Logistics Management

The reading for the report’s key indicator—the Services PMI (formerly the Non-Manufacturing PMI)—came in at 63.7 (a a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth is occurring) in March, an 8.4% increase over February’s 55.3.

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NovaCHARGE Deploys 100 EV Charging Stations, Electrifying Orlando

NGT News

NovaCHARGE, a technology manufacturer and turnkey systems integrator of electric vehicle (EV) hardware and cloud software, has teamed with Orlando, Fla., and the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) to deploy 100 networked EV charging stations in the city.

QSR chains are improving profitability by owning logistics

Loginext

QSR chains are using automation technology and robust reporting tools to bolster their logistics management. With the latest AI analytics tools, QSR chains can marginally boost their profitability by streamlining logistics experiences, especially for supply chain functions.

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Q&A: Josh Brazil, VP Marketing, project44

Logistics Management

Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Josh Brazil, vice president, marketing, for Chicago-based project44, a technology services provider offering standardized, secure Web service API (application programming interfaces) integrations enabling 3PLs and shippers to connect with carriers in real time.

5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

Just as the tech industry revolves around innovation, so does technical recruiting. To advance their career by attracting top candidates in a competitive landscape, modern recruiters must commit to actively adapting and advancing their hiring strategies. This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

Retailers Seen Closing Thousands of Stores Even After Pandemic

Supply Chain Brain

retailers could shutter tens of thousands of stores even after the pandemic subsides, as shoppers continue to turn toward e-commerce, according to a new report

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What Is Lean Manufacturing

The Supply Chain Journal

Managers and directors within the supply chain and logistics distribution industry today are in a constant battle against waste. Time, resources, man-hours, supplies, and capacity are just some of the critical areas where an approach known as lean manufacturing is vital.

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Dynamic Route planning

20Cube Logistics

Many of you would be familiar with the advantages of route planning in the logistics industry. Route planning helps in smooth, safe and on-time delivery of consignment leading to reduction in transportation cost and delivery time and also optimizing the number of vehicles used for the delivery.

SKYPOD SYSTEM FROM EXOTEC

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

This new system assists in the management of product and material storage in automated warehouses and imporves floor space utilization and does not require manua labor to operate. With the automated robot Skypod they optimize eCommerce in your warehouse. The company.

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Get More Help With Merchant Onboarding and Get Payments Going Your Way

Software companies are increasingly looking to move up in the payments food chain and play a bigger role. This whitepaper discusses where you'll fit in the chain, your cut of the revenue, and the benefits of becoming a payment facilitator.

Why 3PL Relationships are Fraught—And How to Manage Them

Logistics Bureau

Third-party Logistics (3PL) companies are often accused of providing such poor service that their relationships with clients break down. In reality, though, there’s a host of reasons why 3PL relationships turn sour—and very often the blame can be laid at the door of the client.

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Drones: A possible ally against COVID-19

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

There are many challenges considering the actual pandemic situation including the production limitation of vaccines, tests, and other PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), but without a good development of logistics, they could not reach the final users, specially when rural health inequities exist.

Curbside Pickup is Now a Must-Have Model. Here’s Why.

Bringg

While customer demand for ecommerce buying, digital grocery and off-premise dining has been growing rapidly for some time, COVID-19 accelerated this shift. Ecommerce in the U.S. has nearly doubled in the last few months, and Europe saw a 92% eCommerce growth.

Mercadona sustainable logistics

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

Based on the Environmental Management System and Circular Economy, Mercadona includes respect for the environment and dedicates more and more efforts towards reducing the environmental impact of its activity, to manufacture more with less resources, promoting the Circular Economy in its processes.

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.