March, 2024

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One Mile, One Day at a Time

Talking Logistics

On February 29, 2024 I began a new morning routine. The first thing I do when I get out of bed is take a little pill. It’s Levothyroxine, a synthetic version of the hormone thyroxine that’s produced by the thyroid. But on February 29 I had my thyroid removed due to cancer, so now this. Read more The post One Mile, One Day at a Time appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Modular Automation for Efficient Logistics

Logistics Business Magazine

Smart automation solutions for the entire inbound and outbound logistics and intralogistics process are the key to increasing efficiency while reducing complexity for customized implementation. Bosch Rexroth offers a wide range of modular automation solutions with hardware and software as well as open interfaces and engineering environments with no/low coding for quick project planning.

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12 Essential 3PL Sales KPIs to Increase Revenues & Profits

IFS Blogs

Close more deals and boost your 3PL revenue by tracking these 12 3PL Sales KPIs that can unlock hidden growth potential in your business.

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3PL Repositioning by Internationalisation

Logistics Business Magazine

In 2023, the industrial installation specialist HARDER logistics once again executed relocations of machinery and equipment from Germany and other European countries to their new location. The company declared the best financial year closure in its history. At the same time, the New-Ulm-based integrated system service provider is realigning and internationalising its business in order to be well prepared for the the ‘sell-up’ of German production capacity and infrastructure. “W

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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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The Ecommerce Fulfillment Blind Spot with Kyle Bertin

The Logistics of Logistics

Kyle Bertin and Joe Lynch discuss the ecommerce fulfillment blind spot. Kyle is the CEO and co-founder of Two Boxes , a returns company that develops technology that enables 3PLs and merchants to improve in-warehouse return operations. About Kyle Bertin Kyle Bertin is the CEO and co-founder of Two Boxes. In 2022, Kyle and his Co-founder Evan Stalter started the company because of their interest and passion for using technology to build more efficient, resilient, and sustainable supply chains.

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Do We Have Enough Electricity to Power the Future of Supply Chains?

Talking Logistics

The future of supply chains will be enabled by Artificial Intelligence, electric trucks, robots, and other technologies. But only if we have enough electricity to power it all, which is a big question mark (and risk) at the moment. According to research conducted by The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), published in December 2022, “Domestic.

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FMCSA to overhaul registration system to stamp out fraud

Overdrive Online

FMCSA admitted its "very dated" registration system "desperately" needs to improve for truckers. Now, owner-ops and others may have to go through some additional hoops as the system revamps in the mission to tamp down fraud.

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Solaris Receives Order for Five Urbino 12 Hydrogen Buses from Mantua, Italy

NGT News

The transport operator APAM Esercizio S.p.A., based in Mantua, Italy, has placed an order for five modern Urbino 12 hydrogen-powered buses from Solaris Bus & Coach. Deliveries are scheduled for the end of 2025. Located in the nation’s Lombardy region, Mantua is targeting hydrogen solutions in its efforts to decarbonize the area. This aligns perfectly […] The post Solaris Receives Order for Five Urbino 12 Hydrogen Buses from Mantua, Italy appeared first on NGT News.

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BlueTriton Awards Trinity Logistics With Its ‘Fiercely Good Award’

Trinity Logistics

Trinity Logistics, a leading third-party logistics provider (3PL), is proud to announce that it has been honored with the prestigious “Fiercely Good Award” by BlueTriton Brands Inc., a prominent player in the beverage industry. The award was presented to Trinity Logistics during BlueTriton’s Annual Carrier Meeting, which saw the attendance of over 150 carrier and 3PL companies.

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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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Taming the Supply Chain Beast: Tech Solutions for Smoother Operations with Kendra Phillips

The Logistics of Logistics

Kendra Phillips and Joe Lynch discuss taming the supply chain beast. Kendra is the VP of Global Transportation Management leading the managed transportation and brokerage divisions of Ryder System, Inc , a Fortune 500 Transportation and Logistics company. About Kendra Phillips Kendra Phillips is the VP of Global Transportation Management leading the managed transportation and brokerage divisions of Ryder System, Inc, a Fortune 500 Transportation and Logistics company.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 23 – 29)

Logistics Viewpoints

In the early morning hours of April 26, at approximately 1:35am, a cargo ship leaving Baltimore Harbor struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge, triggering a catastrophic collapse of the 1.6-mile-long span. The collapse sent vehicles and people plunging into the water. According to a Coast Guard memo, a harbor pilot and an assistant aboard the cargo ship reported the power issues that prompted multiple alarms on the bridge of the vessel and loss of propulsion.

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Collaboration vs. Cooperation in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

In an April 2015 Harvard Business Review article titled “There’s a Difference Between Cooperation and Collaboration,” Ron Ashkenas writes, “Having worked with hundreds of managers over the years, I’ve seen that very few admit to being poor collaborators, mostly because they mistake their cooperativeness for being collaborative.” What’s the difference between the two?

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CVSA's new out-of-service criteria: What truckers need to know

Overdrive Online

Another year and more "bizarre" on-highway happenings have led to further refinement of CVSA's Out-of-service criteria. Special attention here to camshaft bushings and unusual couplings.

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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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Why Container Lines Don’t Fear the Massive Supply of New Ships on Order

Supply Chain Brain

The world’s major ocean container lines can’t get enough of big new ships — never mind the threat of severe overcapacity and a resulting downward pressure on freight rates.

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GreenPower Delivers First BEAST Bus in Arizona to Phoenix School District

NGT News

GreenPower Motor Company Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of purpose-built, all-electric, zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, has delivered the first GreenPower all-electric Type D BEAST school bus in Arizona to the Phoenix Elementary School District. “We are pleased that the Phoenix Elementary School District has selected a GreenPower purpose-built school bus to help the school […] The post GreenPower Delivers First BEAST Bus in Arizona to Phoenix School District appe

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The Payment Problem with Haley Evans

The Logistics of Logistics

Haley Evans and Joe Lynch discuss the payment problem. Haley is the Senior Vice President of Payor Strategic Initiatives at TriumphPay , the payments network for freight brokers, factors, shippers and carriers in the US trucking industry. About Haley Evans Haley Evans is the Senior Vice President of Payor Strategic Initiatives at TriumphPay. She is at the forefront of spearheading initiatives that enhance the capabilities of the TriumphPay Payments Network for brokers and shippers.

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Siemens EcoTech: Driving Sustainable Transformation of Industry

Logistics Viewpoints

Aside from creating products that have sustainable benefits, Siemens has increased the value of their offerings by focusing on the traceability and data verification of their products. Companies across the globe are being placed under pressure to keep an accurate record of emissions data across their entire supply chain, due to regulations requiring annual reporting.

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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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What is the Size of the Transportation Management Systems Market?

Talking Logistics

What is the size of the Transportation Management Systems (TMS) market? The short answer is that it depends on whom you ask, how broadly or narrowly you define TMS, and your sizing methodology. I did a quick Google search this morning and here’s a sampling of what I found: I also asked ChatGPT and here’s. Read more The post What is the Size of the Transportation Management Systems Market?

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Independent owner-operator Candace Marley thrives on challenge

Overdrive Online

A tenacious spirit has helped independent owner-operator Candace Marley thrive early in her owner-operator career, then survive when times got particularly tough, earning her a nod as Overdrive's Trucker of the Month for March.

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Planning for Natural Disasters: A Growing Priority in Supply Chain Risk Management

Supply Chain Brain

When it comes to assessing supply chain risks, planners generally don’t place natural disasters at the top of the list. But with the growing number of extreme weather events, that could change in the coming years.

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March 12, 2024 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Comments This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home March 12, 2024 Update The Freightos Weekly Update helps you stay on top of the latest developments in international freight by giving you the rundown on the latest economic data, ocean and air demand trends, rate data – and anything else impacting the market.

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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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Building a Freight Sales & Marketing Community with Jennifer Karpus-Romain

The Logistics of Logistics

Jennifer Karpus-Romain and Joe Lynch discuss building a freight sales & marketing community. Jennifer is the Executive Director of the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA) , an association that enables sales and marketing professionals to learn and give back to the transportation and logistics industry through education, connections and resources for close to a century.

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It’s Long Overdue: Time to Bridge the Link Between Planning and Execution

Logistics Viewpoints

As an industry, linking supply chain planning and execution has been discussed for decades. Why, in 2024 are we still talking about it and what can be done to move in the right direction? The ability to unify key processes is closely tied to making timely, informed decisions – and the speed and quality of decision-making are crucial factors that significantly impact overall company performance.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (March 22, 2024)

Talking Logistics

“For all of you Stanford students, I wish upon you ample doses of pain and suffering.” Jensen Huang, Nvidia’s CEO, offered that wish to students at his alma mater last week. “Greatness is not intelligence,” Huang said. “Greatness comes from character. And character isn’t formed out of smart people, it’s formed out of people who. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (March 22, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Convoy's unpaid carriers signing back up to haul loads

Overdrive Online

Flexport's Convoy relaunch has achieved a shocking success: Recruiting carriers that Convoy had stiffed in October. Here's why carriers are going for it, and what that says about trucking today.

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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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Happening Now: Truckers Applaud FMC Container Fee Rule

West Coast and California Logistics

The Federal Maritime Commission's (FMC) new ruling on detention and demurrage (D&D) charges , effective May 28, is welcomed by the trucking industry, particularly for those involved in international container transport. Previously, truckers had been burdened with D&D fees levied by ocean carriers for delays at ports and inland rail facilities, awaiting reimbursement from shippers.

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March 27, 2024 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Comments This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home March 27, 2024 Update The Freightos Weekly Update helps you stay on top of the latest developments in international freight by giving you the rundown on the latest economic data, ocean and air demand trends, rate data – and anything else impacting the market.

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NYC Transit Authority Orders Up to 2,090 Xcelsior Electric Buses from NFI

NGT News

Heavy-duty transit bus manufacturer New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., has been awarded two new contracts from the New York City Transit Authority (NYCT) including firm orders for 429 Xcelsior buses (671 equivalent units or EUs) with options to purchase up to 1,661 additional buses (2,379 EUs) over the next […] The post NYC Transit Authority Orders Up to 2,090 Xcelsior Electric Buses from NFI appeared first on NGT News.