Fri.Sep 22, 2023

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Distribution Center: 6 Best Practices to Unlock Efficiency and Cost Savings

Cyzerg

Managing a distribution center efficiently is a top priority for businesses striving to stay ahead. The key lies in unlocking efficiency and cost savings , leading to higher profitability and customer satisfaction. But what are the best practices for achieving these goals? This article will explore proven strategies and techniques to help you optimize your distribution center operations and drive business success.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 16 – 22)

Logistics Viewpoints

Over the last few months, I’ve heard the term greenwashing over and over again. Greenwashing is a form of advertising or marketing spin in which green PR and green marketing are deceptively used to persuade the public that an organization’s products, aims and policies are environmentally friendly. A notable example of greenwashing is when McDonald’s introduced paper straws to reduce plastic pollution.

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How bad has truck owner-ops' income loss been this cycle?

Overdrive Online

Income's off 9% year over year, yet business conditions could soon improve after an exceedingly difficult set of circumstances for many truck owner-operators the past year and a half.

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Top 5 GPS Vehicle Tracking Fleet Management Solutions

RasTrac

Effective fleet management is the backbone of many businesses that rely on vehicles for their daily operations. GPS vehicle tracking fleet management solutions have emerged as invaluable tools to optimize fleet efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance overall productivity.

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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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Guilty by Association Truck Show starts strong in Joplin

Overdrive Online

The 2023 iteration of the Guilty By Association Truck Show at 4 State Trucks in Joplin, Missouri, officially kicks off Friday and runs through Saturday night.

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4 Ways APIs And AI Boost Your Last Mile Delivery Software

Loginext

This article provides an overview of the key ways APIs and AI have impacted last mile delivery. It also highlights the top use cases of using AI in last mile delivery software to reduce operational costs. The post 4 Ways APIs And AI Boost Your Last Mile Delivery Software appeared first on loginextsolutions.com.

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Award Winners to Headline Manifest Vegas

Logistics Business Magazine

The Manifest Vegas 2024 team is excited to share a sneak peek of what attendees can expect to see and hear on the Plenary Stage on both February 6th and 7th. A collection of distinguished C-Level executives, recent winners of Alcott Global’s Leaders of Supply Chain Awards 2023 and Gartner’s #1 Top Global Supply Chain company will take the stage at the February event.

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OPAL Fuels, South Jersey Industries Working on NJ RNG Facility

NGT News

South Jersey Industries (SJI), an energy infrastructure holding company, and OPAL Fuels Inc., a vertically integrated producer and distributor of renewable natural gas (RNG) and renewable energy, have entered into a 50/50 joint venture to develop, construct, own and operate RNG facilities. The first facility will be at the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) solid […] The post OPAL Fuels, South Jersey Industries Working on NJ RNG Facility appeared first on NGT News.

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7 Ways to Utilize The Key KPIs In Your Home Service Business

WorkWave

Time To Read: 2 minutes Running a successful home service business requires more than just delivering top-notch service to your customers. To thrive in today’s competitive market, you need to make data-driven decisions that can help you improve your operations and boost profitability. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are valuable metrics that can provide insights into your business’s performance.

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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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Ryder Puts BrightDrop Electric Vans Into Fleet Mix

NGT News

Ryder System Inc. has deployed its first BrightDrop Zevo 600 electric vans at four strategic Ryder facilities in California, Texas and New York. The introduction of the vans within Ryder’s rental fleet marks an important step in the company’s ongoing efforts to meet the rising demand and adoption of commercial electric vehicles in the United […] The post Ryder Puts BrightDrop Electric Vans Into Fleet Mix appeared first on NGT News.

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Ryder Introduces BrightDrop EVs into Rental Fleet

Supply Chain Brain

The BrightDrop Zevo vans can now be rented at Ryder locations in Long Island City, New York, Saginaw, Texas and Santa Fe Springs, California as well as Hayward, California.

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Italian Alliance for Intralogistics Automation

Logistics Business Magazine

A division of Ambrosi S.r.l., ONO Lean Logistics has partnered with the METALSISTEM Group. ONO Logistics was established to design and develop Scalable Automated Warehouse Systems. These solutions mesh perfectly with METALSISTEM’s wide range of pallet racking, shelving and shopfitting systems as well as its automation and material handling solutions.

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UAW Says It Made Progress with Ford, Plans More Strikes Against GM, Stellantis

Supply Chain Brain

Sources said that the strikes will likely expand to 38 additional GM and Stellantis facilities across 20 states, but expanded strike actions are not expected against Ford.

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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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Custom Forms: Your One-Touch Digitization For Logistics Workflows

Loginext

This article discusses the benefits of custom forms for logistics businesses. And showcases how custom forms can be triggered on the occurrence of certain events. The post Custom Forms: Your One-Touch Digitization For Logistics Workflows appeared first on loginextsolutions.com.

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Australian Unions Call Off Strikes Against Chevron

Supply Chain Brain

Chevron and the Offshore Alliance said September 22 that they had settled on terms of an agreement proposed by Australia’s Fair Work Commission.

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Connecting the Smart Fleet Ecosystem with Amit Jain

The Logistics of Logistics

Amit Jain and Joe Lynch discuss connecting the smart fleet ecosystem. Amit is the Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Roadz , a Silicon Valley based fleet-tech company. Amit is also the General Manager of Fleetstore, a Bosch Initiative. About Amit Jain Amit Jain serves as the founder and Chief Operating Officer at Roadz , a Silicon Valley based fleet-tech company.

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Movu Robotics Opens HQ and Experience Centre

Logistics Business Magazine

Movu Robotics, supplier for designing, developing, and implementing innovative and easier warehouse automation solutions, announces the opening of its new headquarters located in Lokeren, in the East Flanders province of Belgium. Under a single roof, the facility houses engineering, R&D and production departments. It also features a state of the art of Experience Centre – one of the biggest in Europe where Movu Robotics’ latest technologies can be demonstrated live in operation to cust

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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