February, 2023

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7 Key Considerations for Warehouse Network Design

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When it comes to warehouse network design, there was a time when the top question for the people managing warehouse location searches was “Would I like to visit this location?” But those days are long gone says Jeff Haushalter of leading supply chain design and engineering firm, Chicago Consulting. These days warehouse network design decisions are data-driven and carefully and continuously analyzed.

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The Renewal Logistics Story with Courtney Folk

The Logistics of Logistics

Courtney Folk and Joe Lynch discuss the Renewal Logistics story. Courtney is the Co-Founder and CEO of Renewal Logistics , a full-service apparel fulfillment company that is the largest independent apparel restoration company in the US. About Courtney Folk Courtney Folk is the Co-Founder and CEO of Renewal Logistics, a full service apparel fulfillment company that is the largest independent apparel restoration company in the US.

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Podcast Discusses Automated Order Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Amware Fulfillment’s CEO, Harry Drajpuch, was a recent guest on the Digital Supply Chain Podcast hosted by Tom Raftery, former global VP and Innovation Evangelist at SAP. Harry and Tom chatted about a range of topics, but mainly automated order fulfillment. Here are a few tidbits from Harry's interview to whet your appetite for listening to the full episode.

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Rock Stars of the Supply Chain: Not All Rock Stars are Musicians; Many are Right Here in the Cold Chain

Food Logistics

This year's winners lead from within, integrating themselves into the day-to-day tasks of their employees to fully understand the opportunities, pitfalls and options for improvement.

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EROAD’s Guide to Running a Sustainable Trucking Business

Over the last three decades, emissions from new trucks have been reduced by more than 98 percent. In fact, it would take 60 of today’s trucks to generate the same level of emissions from a single truck in 1988. Despite these impressive improvements, many trucking businesses continue to seek methods to achieve sustainability goals in a viable, measurable way.

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Order Fulfillment Company Pricing: Don’t Bite on Menu Pricing

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

There’s a reason why home improvement contractors don’t hand you an estimate at your first meeting. Without knowing anything about your home – how it’s constructed, the plumbing, the electrical and your desired renovations – a generic pricing list is useless. It’s similar with fulfillment services. Your company, its products and its customers are all unique.

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Light-Duty Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles: Where’s the Traction?

NGT News

A new study from research firm Information Trends has found that 56,000 hydrogen fuel cell passenger vehicles had been sold worldwide by the end of 2022, with 30,000 of that total having sold in the past two years. The leading market, the company says, is South Korea. More than half of all fuel cell vehicle […] The post Light-Duty Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles: Where’s the Traction?

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How Warehouses Will Modernize in 2023

Supply Chain Brain

There’s still much to be done to enable operators to take full advantage of the immense amounts of data being collected at every moment of the day within distribution centers.

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BlueGrace Logistics Promotes Bonnie Beckmann to Vice President of Commercial Operations and Audit

Blue Grace Logistics

Bonnie Beckmann VP Promotion Show Submenu Resources The Logistics Blog® News Press Whitepaper Case Study Webinars Indexes Search Search BlueGrace Logistics BlueGrace Logistics Promotes Bonnie Beckmann to Vice President of Commercial Operations and Audit TAMPA, FL (Feb. 14, 2023) – BlueGrace Logistics (BlueGrace), one of the largest Third-Party Logistics (3PL) providers in North America, announces the promotion of Bonnie Beckmann to Vice President of Commercial Operations and Audit.

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Ways 3PLs Can Make Reducing Transportation Spend Their New Year Goal

Food Logistics

3PL providers know that much of the extra spending in transportation comes from driver detention, which is often a self-inflicted wound that costs everyone in the end. Your new year goal can be cutting down on this cost.

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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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NeoLife turns to Amware for Direct Sales Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

As one of the leading nutrition companies in the US, NeoLife, has seen its popularity soar as more Americans seek to adopt happier and healthier lives. The direct sales company’s growth has challenged its operations team to scale direct sales fulfillment capabilities to keep up.

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January truck tonnage sees gains, reports American Trucking Associations

Logistics Management

The ATA’s advanced Seasonally Adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, for January, at 117.1 (2015=100), saw a 0.7% gain, from December to January, following a 1% December gain, to 116.2, over November.

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I-80 closed in Wyoming yet again after drivers stranded for days

Overdrive Online

Wyoming's embattled stretch of I-80 shuttered again on Monday, with I-25 restricted due to high winds. Snowdrifts and whiteout conditions have left many drivers stranded, some for days. WYDOT said the interstates could open later today.

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Supply Chain Visibility Isn’t Just a Catchphrase; It’s an Imperative

Supply Chain Brain

The rapid growth of direct-to-consumer (D2C) fulfillment models during COVID-19 has decentralized demand, adding to complexity, cost and volatility. Supply chain visibility isn’t just a catchphrase; it’s an imperative.

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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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Changes to air brake endorsement renewals are flawed

Truck News

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation recently unveiled a proposal to change the way Z endorsements for air brakes are renewed on a driver’s licence — introducing new learning modules and altering the way knowledge is verified.

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Rock Stars of the Supply Chain: Data Provides Transparency Along the Supply Chain

Food Logistics

Ken Johnson, CEO of Leonard’s Express and one of the winners of Food Logistics’ 2023 Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award, explains the importance of transparency along the supply chain and how data helps.

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Can Automation Technology Save You During Volume Spikes and Volatility?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Today we have rovers mining Mars, robots assisting heart surgery and AI writing poetry. But can and will automation technology be there for you when you really need it during a spike of online purchases or a period of order volatility?

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7 Supply Chain Software Trends to Watch in 2023

Logistics Management

As the glue that holds supply chains together, software continues to play a vital role in the smooth running of these critical global networks.

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How to Create a Blueprint for Fleet Resilience

Speaker: Jeff Dickinson - President and CEO of Railgistixs Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Thought Leader

Despite the ongoing transformation of the supply chain and logistics landscape, the steadfast importance of carrier safety remains a core principle. From prioritizing preventative maintenance to optimizing fleet utilization, the fundamentals persist. If you’re overlooking and neglecting essential safety precautions today, this could result in expensive repairs and potential safety hazards in the future. 🚧 Join Jeff Dickinson for a conversation on how to mitigate risk, enforce compliance,

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Kenworth commemorates 100th anniversary with limited-edition W900

Overdrive Online

Throughout the year, Kenworth will celebrate its 100th birthday, which was officially on January 22 earlier in the year. Only 900 of the special-edition W900 will be built, though there's plenty more on offer for KW enthusiasts.

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Tesla, GM Among Carmakers Flocking to Mining Events Amid Battery Metals Scramble

Supply Chain Brain

Top automakers including Tesla, General Motors, and Ford are heading out on the mining conference circuit as soaring demand for metals used in electric vehicles ignites a scramble to lock in long-term supplies.

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Melton Truck Lines named CCJ Innovator of the Year

Commercial Carrier Journal

Social media influencer program presents Oklahoma-based flatbed carrier with a "tremendous branding opportunity" and boost in online referrals and hires.

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Into Innovation: My Experience from the Floor at Manifest

Food Logistics

The Future of Logistics event showcased new technology, a lot of robots, talk of AI and a highlight on how fresh ideas can transform the supply chain in virtually every space. Here's a look at everything I experienced from the show floor at Manifest.

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Mastering Order Management: Backorders & Out-of-Stock Inventory

The unfortunate truth is that you will always have low stock and backorder issues with your supply chain. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared to handle them. This brief video explores some of the primary drivers of inventory issues – and how modern technology and best practices can mitigate these issues and ensure a superb customer experience.

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First Student Deploys Its First Electric School Bus in Oregon

NGT News

Student transportation provider First Student has rolled out the company’s first electric school bus in Oregon, supporting the Gresham-Barlow School District (GBSD). First Student partnered with GBSD to secure a grant from Portland General Electric’s (PGE) School Bus Fund. First Student’s team of electric vehicle experts assisted the district through the grant application, infrastructure design, […] The post First Student Deploys Its First Electric School Bus in Oregon ap

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CSX announces agreement on paid sick leave with BMWED and BRC

Logistics Management

A major source of contention between United States Class I railroads and 12 railroad labor unions leading up to the brokered deal between the parties, in order to avert a strike, in early December, focused on the number of sick days railroad workers were allowed to have. Signs of progress on that front were made clear this week, with Jacksonville-based Class I freight railroad carrier CSX saying it has come to terms on agreements for two unions—the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way (BMWED), whic

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Could your ELD be the next one revoked by the FMCSA?

Overdrive Online

After a rash of recent ELD revocations by the FMCSA, one ELD provider explains why he thinks the agency is "cracking down" on faulty ELDs. He offers insight, too, on ways to tell if your device could be next.

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How To Manage Supply Chain Risk in the Age of Unpredictability

Supply Chain Brain

Supplier diversification is among the most essential actions a business can take to survive a black swan event, but it requires prior planning.

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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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Distracted driving comes with risks and penalties

Truck News

Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving — including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, or fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system. Texting is the most alarming distraction.

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Labor Analytics Created to Help With Continued Labor Shortage

Food Logistics

Extensiv launched Labor Analytics, a business intelligence tool built within Extensiv 3PL Warehouse Manager to help 3PL providers use real time data and historical trends to provide actionable insights on individual and team performance.

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4 Steps to a successful supply chain automation

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Supply chain automation is the use of digital technologies to improve efficiencies, connect applications and streamline processes within supply chain operations. It usually incorporates intelligent technologies such as Digital Process Automation, Artificial Intelligence , and Machine Learning. If your factory is the heart of your organization, then your supply chain is the veins and arteries.