October, 2023

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Using AI to Gain a Competitive Advantage with Matt Parry & Kevin Coomes

The Logistics of Logistics

Kevin Coomes , Matt Parry and Joe Lynch discuss using AI to gain a competitive advantage. Matt is the Senior Vice President of Werner Enterprises , a key component of the company’s portfolio of transportation services solutions. Kevin is the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at Greenscreens.ai , a pricing platform specifically tailored for the truckload spot freight market.

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The Importance of Logistics Management Software in the Logistics Ecosystem - More Than Shipping

MTS Logistics

Logistics management software plays a big role in cargo transportation by streamlining and automating logistics processes such as order management, shipment tracking and inventory control. This automation enables more efficient operations, reduces operational costs through optimized routes, minimizes fuel consumption, and reduces paperwork.

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How is the Logistics Economy Holding Up?

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain and logistics functions have been one of the most volatile in the global economy of the last four years. The overall volatility was punctuated by shortages that were themselves brought about by the global COVID-19 pandemic. However, the immediate changes in consumption patterns and the subsequent “get out of the house” rebound were quickly followed by widespread inflation and the Ukraine war.

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Alexis Asks: Closures, Challenges and Changes Signal a 'Freight Recession'

Food Logistics

Managing editor Alexis Mizell-Pleasant asks industry experts about various topics developing in the supply chain field. With multiple closures of shippers and brokerages, and more expected, is this proof of a 'freight recession'?

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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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The Ultimate Guide to Warehouse Barcoding: Definition & Best Practices

Cyzerg

With the increasing complexity of supply chain management, warehouse barcoding has become an essential tool for streamlining inventory management. By integrating barcodes into your warehouse operations, you can easily track products, minimize errors, and improve overall productivity. In this guide, we will explore the fundamentals of warehouse barcoding, including the benefits, types of barcodes, and how to implement a barcode system into your existing operations.

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Thriving in an Omnichannel World with Akash Gupta

The Logistics of Logistics

Akash Gupta and Joe Lynch discuss thriving in an omnichannel world. Akash is the CEO of GreyOrange , a robotics company that provides automated fulfillment solutions for ecommerce and retail businesses. About GreyOrange Re-defining fulfillment, GreyOrange Inc. provides a state-of-the-art hardware agnostic fulfillment orchestration platform, GreyMatter , that responds to customer orders in real time as well as proprietary and certified third-party hardware.

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Capturing the Future in the Logistics Industry: Contemporary Challenges and Strategies - More Than Shipping

MTS Logistics

Although the logistics industry has experienced many fluctuations and transformations throughout history, today’s rapid advancement of technology and the effects of globalization bring the sector face to face with challenges and opportunities that have not been encountered before.

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Elon Musk Ensures that Product Development is Not Siloed

Logistics Viewpoints

One of the ideas at the heart of the discipline of supply chain management is the importance of collaboration. The discipline has done a good job of driving collaboration between sales and marketing and manufacturing, procurement, and logistics. The profession has not yet managed to integrate product development into core decisions in a meaningful way.

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How Advanced Clean Fleets Rule Impacts Cold Food Chain

Food Logistics

Fleet owners are projected to save an estimated $48 billion in their total operating costs from the transition through 2050. But how does this ruling impact how temperature-controlled foods and beverages move across state lines?

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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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I-75 'Ice Pick Bandit' poking holes in truck tires, police investigate

Overdrive Online

Overdrive reignites a police hunt for a vandal targeting trucks in "bizarre" nighttime attacks, after yet another trucker comes forward with an eerie report of I-75's "Ice Pick Bandit.

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How Is AI technology Impacting The Logistics Industry Today?

Talking Logistics

Last month, Descartes Systems Group (a Talking Logistics sponsor) held its “2023 Descartes Innovation Forum for Broker, Forwarder and Customs.” I served as a panelist on a session titled, “AI in Logistics Technology – Ally or Adversary?” I was joined on the virtual stage by Nelson Cabral, National Customs Manager at DSV Air & Sea. Read more The post How Is AI technology Impacting The Logistics Industry Today?

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The 3 Pillars of Freight Operations with Robert Bain

The Logistics of Logistics

Robert Bain and Joe Lynch discuss the 3 pillars of freight operations. Robert is is the Director of Client Engagement at CDL 1000 , a a technology-driven, third-party logistics (3PL) leader based in Chicago, IL. About Robert Bain Robert Bain is the Director of Client Engagement at CDL 1000, a technology-driven, third-party logistics (3PL) leader based in Chicago, IL.

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Jay Leno's Tesla Semi test drive the closest look yet

Commercial Carrier Journal

Former late night host Jay Leno does his best to find out the Tesla Semi's tare weight, and fails, but still makes a great video showing off some of the truck's highlights.

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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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Choose Your WMS Consultant Wisely – Project Success Depends Upon It

Logistics Viewpoints

I am wrapping up ARC Advisory Group’s research on WMS Consulting Specialists- independent consultants that derive a large percentage of their business from WMS consulting and implementations. I had a very vague understanding of the WMS consultant landscape prior to engaging in this research. I knew a number of individuals and companies, but didn’t really have a contextual framework for understanding the world in which they operated and how they differed from one another.

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Corporate Budgets Are Tightening. Where’s Supply Chain Spending Going Today?

Supply Chain Brain

With near-term consumer demand uncertain, and high interest rates likely to continue for some time, corporate belts are tightening. So what are companies spending money on today?

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Convoy crushed by 'massive freight recession,' closing down

Overdrive Online

Convoy, the tech-heavy digital freight network and load board, will close down after a hammering from the harsh freight market, according to an internal message from CEO Dan Lewis.

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Highlights from “Future of Logistics, NOW”

Talking Logistics

What are some big trends in the logistics industry that are not only having an impact today but will continue to shape the future of the logistics industry moving forward? That was the opening question in a recent LinkedIn Live event produced by SAP titled “The Future of Logistics, NOW.” Andy Hancock from SAP was. Read more The post Highlights from “Future of Logistics, NOW” appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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How to Conduct Workplace Incident Investigations to Create Safer Workplaces

This white paper provides a comprehensive overview of global workplace incident trends, focusing on the top three biases leading to such incidents. It also highlights the significance of CSA Z1005 as a risk management standard and outlines the ROI of thorough incident investigations, covering emergency response to post-incident interviews. Additionally, it introduces an Investigation Evidence Gathering Matrix.

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A New Approach to Small Parcel with Tyler Abderholden

The Logistics of Logistics

Tyler Abderholden and Joe Lynch discuss a new approach to small parcel. Tyler is the Vice President of Network, North America, at Sendle , the first delivery network in North America specifically designed to serve the needs of small ecommerce businesses. About Tyler Abderholden Tyler Abderholden is the Vice President of Network, North America, at Sendle.

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WorkWave Delivers Profitable Growth in Q3, Attracting New Customers and Garnering Industry-Wide Recognition

WorkWave

Time To Read: 3 minutes HOLMDEL, N.J, OCTOBER 30, 2023 – WorkWave®, a leading provider of SaaS software solutions that support every stage of a service business’s life cycle, today reports that it continues to experience significant growth, with a 34% increase in software bookings Q3 year over year, and a 66% increase in new customers versus Q3 2022, in addition to continued best-in-class customer retention. “WorkWave’s consistently strong performance is impressive to me not just b

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Supply Chain Software’s Best Return on Investment

Logistics Viewpoints

Per $1 billion in company revenues, no supply chain application has a better return on investment (ROI) than network design! The larger the supply chain, the bigger the payout. Further, these projects are not for the faint of heart. Executives must have the fortitude to make changes in the operating policies and the network infrastructure that may affect the lives of employees.

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Navigating the Great Supply Chain Reset

Supply Chain Brain

The last few years have seen a confluence of factors that can affect the supply chain. It’s become clear there’s no one clear “gotcha” moment that upset supply chain reliability.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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Truck reporting system opens for new California 'smog check' program

Overdrive Online

Truck owners, regardless of the state where the trucks are plated, will be required to pay an annual $30-per-truck fee to California, likewise to submit passing emissions tests twice a year to be able to operate in the state.

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Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes – Plus Indago Highlights (Q3 2023)

Talking Logistics

3 quarters down, 1 to go in 2023. The fourth quarter is typically a busy one for retail and logistics service providers, but as Paul Berger reported on August 29 in the Wall Street Journal, “this year’s peak shipping season is arriving with a whimper as merchants and consumer-goods suppliers continue to burn off excess. Read more The post Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes – Plus Indago Highlights (Q3 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Ecommerce Logistics Innovation with Stephanie Cannon

The Logistics of Logistics

Stephanie Cannon and Joe Lynch discuss ecommerce logistics innovation. Stephanie is the Senior Vice President of Operations Excellence and Collaborative Innovation at Pitney Bowes , a global shipping and mailing company that provides technology, logistics, and financial services to help clients simplify the complexities of sending parcels and mail. About Stephanie Cannon As SVP of Operations Excellence and Collaborative Innovation at Pitney Bowes, Stephanie Cannon leads the Operational Excellenc

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Mack Trucks facing UAW strike

Commercial Carrier Journal

The United Auto Workers union informed Mack Trucks Sunday night that its members rejected a new five-year collective bargaining agreement and will strike Oct. 9.

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How Intent Data Helps Marketers Convert A-List Accounts

One of the biggest challenges for any B2B marketer is understanding your prospects’ next move — who is most likely to buy and when. Without these insights, marketing campaigns can feel more like guesswork, with high investment and little return. We’re here to tell you there’s a better way. By tracking buyers’ digital footprints and online activity, such as website visits, product reviews, and spikes in content consumption, you can engage prospects with a message that really resonates.

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Gamification is Badly Overhyped, but it Really Can Work in Retail

Logistics Viewpoints

Distributed order management solutions can support a ship-from-store strategy. The book You’ve Been Played was written by a software developer who created one of the most popular gamified apps in the world. He writes, “over the years, I’ve found little evidence that most gamification actually works.” I’ve encountered gamification in enterprise applications.

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How Will 2023’s Peak Season Compare to Others?

Supply Chain Brain

If businesses fail to get rid of their supplies, they won’t be able to survive, because they will be forced to refinance all their debt at higher interest rates.

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Yet another trucker's tires punctured along I-75 in Georgia

Overdrive Online

After an Overdrive report on a bizarre act of vandalism against a sleeping trucker's rig, another report emerged with eerie similarities and no clear cause.

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