April, 2024

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What About the Sisterhood in Trucking?

Women in Trucking

Over the last few years, I’ve read on social media how the brotherhood (and sisterhood) of trucking is long gone and how much trucking has changed. If a driver was broke down on the side of the road, another driver would pull over and help that driver fix whatever the problem was. All you needed was some duct tape and zip ties and that would keep the truck running long enough for the driver to get the truck repaired.

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Language Translation Software for Supply Chain

Logistics Business Magazine

Pocketalk, a provider of translation solutions, today announces availability of Ventana, its administration panel that allows organisations to gain insights from the language needs in their business, make data driven decisions and govern control over devices. For the first time companies can now gain control over real-time translation insights and management, revolutionising communication and removing language barriers.

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Micro-Fulfillment – From Warehouse to Grocery Store

Food Logistics

The growth of consumers staying at home and buying food/merchandise online is not slowing down. Luckily, grocers have a wide range of technology and suppliers to move forward developing micro-fulfillment operations to satisfy the demand.

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Why Nobody Sends Out an RFP for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

In my 25+ years as an industry analyst, I have reviewed (and helped craft) many Request for Proposals (RFP) for supply chain and logistics software applications — especially for shippers and third party logistics providers (3PLs) looking for a transportation management system (TMS) or a supply chain visibility solution. Never, in 25 years, have I.

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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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Baltimore Bridge Collapse: An Opportunity to Reinforce the Importance of Supply Chain Resilience

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain resilience is a hot topic the last few years since post-Covid issues and newsworthy incidents like the Houthi attacks in the red sea have raised awareness. The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore being struck by the Dali and collapsing is an unpredictable disruption to the supply chains of several industries including automobiles, coal, and agricultural machinery.

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FMCSA forces transparency from Uber Freight after scam uncovered

Overdrive Online

After a small fleet owner caught scammers red-handed double brokering an Uber Freight load, FMCSA got involved and forced transparency from the broker, amid ongoing payment dispute.

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EV Star Utility Truck Joins GreenPower Vehicle Family

NGT News

GreenPower Motor Company Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of purpose-built, all-electric, zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, has launched a new utility vehicle designed for commercial fleets. The new all-electric EV Star Utility Truck joins GreenPower’s EV Star Cab & Chassis commercial vehicle family as the 10th truck body upfit solution manufactured by GP Truck Body. […] The post EV Star Utility Truck Joins GreenPower Vehicle Family appeared first on NGT News.

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Sheer Logistics Acquires CargoBarn, Enhances 3PL and 4PL Services

Food Logistics

Sheer Logistics acquired CargoBarn, a tech-enabled third-party logistics provider (3PL) that provides full truckload freight brokerage, expedited, drayage, and other specialized services.

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How Satisfied Are Companies With Their TMS?

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of “Satisfaction with TMS Software,” a research report that highlights results from a survey conducted with members of Indago’s supply chain research community and JBF Consulting’s customer community. You can read the rest of the report and download a copy at JBF Consulting’s website. The global transportation management.

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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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Ferguson’s Commitment to Supply Chain Excellence Drives Customer Satisfaction

Logistics Viewpoints

Michael Jacobs, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain at Ferguson PLC In 2022, I wrote an article called The Best Supply Chain Company You Have Never Heard Of. The article was about Ferguson PLC, a value-added distributor of plumbing and heating products. Ferguson has an extensive and complex supply chain. When I had an opportunity to catch up with Michael Jacobs, the senior vice president of supply chain at Ferguson, I leapt at the chance.

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How AI Transforms Trade Classification and Compliance

Supply Chain Brain

The trading world is a perfect candidate for artificial intelligence-based tools and capabilities, to enhance the quality and productivity of classification and compliance.

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Ice Pick Bandit strikes again: Will feds step up investigation?

Overdrive Online

After yet another truck gets its tires stabbed up and some air lines cut, we asked law enforcement what exactly is being done to stop this criminal (or criminals). Though silence can be deafening, officials should be motivated to act. Here's why.

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GreenPower Will Deliver Another 88 Electric School Buses to West Virginia

NGT News

GreenPower Motor Company Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of all-electric, zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, plans to deliver an additional 88 all-electric Type D BEAST and Type A Nano BEAST school buses to West Virginia school districts in GreenPower’s fiscal year 2025, which began April 1. “GreenPower is currently manufacturing all-electric, purpose-built school buses purchased […] The post GreenPower Will Deliver Another 88 Electric School Buses to West Virg

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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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The Role of Medium-Duty EV Trucks During Peak Seasons

Food Logistics

All last-mile food deliveries should be made with electric vehicles (EVs) sooner rather than later. So, the big question is, why aren’t we there yet?

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Smart Chains, Mixed Signals: Decoding AI’s Role in Supply Management

Talking Logistics

Modern supply chains today must be intelligent, data-driven, and employ every advanced digital tool and automation application under the sun. At least that’s what today’s business pundits evangelize. But how? Artificial Intelligence (AI), particularly Generative AI, has created a multi-decibel buzz that is unclear, disruptive, inspiring, and annoying all at once.

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Körber Elevate 2024: Chart Your Course

Logistics Viewpoints

I am coming to you from the sunny confines of San Diego, CA where I am attending the 2024 Körber Elevate conference. This is my first time attending Körber Elevate, and it did not disappoint, with over 800 attendees, 60 thought provoking sessions, and lots of networking and learning opportunities. The theme this year was “Chart Your Course” which Richard Stewart, EVP Americas at Körber Supply Chain pointed out, is all about overcoming supply chain complexities and challenges.

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Watch: A Symphony of Systems: The Rise of Warehouse Orchestration

Supply Chain Brain

Warehouse orchestration is the answer for facilities looking to integrate and efficiently manage a multitude of discrete systems, says Keith Moore, chief executive officer of Autoscheduler.ai.

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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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April 9, 2024 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Comments This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home April 9, 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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Boston-Area Transit Authority Orders 80 Electric Buses from New Flyer

NGT News

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has awarded NFI Group subsidiary New Flyer of America Inc. a contract for up to 460 next-generation Xcelsior CHARGE NG 40-foot battery electric transit buses (BEBs). This contract includes a firm order for 80 vehicles, including 48 buses with New Flyer’s standard two-door configuration and 32 buses with an […] The post Boston-Area Transit Authority Orders 80 Electric Buses from New Flyer appeared first on NGT News.

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4 Tips All Shippers Should Follow This Produce Season

Food Logistics

To help successfully plan for your reefer needs this year, it's important to understand why produce season affects capacity everywhere — not just in produce regions — and for everyone — not just produce shippers.

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Editor’s Pick: How Managed Transportation Services Enable Resilient Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This recent post by Veronica Turk from Loadsmart highlights a recent Talking Logistics episode with Adrian Gonzalez and George Swartz, Loadsmart’s VP.

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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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Exiger Has Taken the Supply Chain Risk Market by Storm

Logistics Viewpoints

Brandon Daniels, CEO of Exiger The pandemic got almost every company talking about resilience. Supply chain risk solutions are hot. And a company called Exiger seemingly came out of nowhere to capitalize on this. Lately, Exiger has been in the news. In December of 2023 it was reported that $1.2 billion had been invested in Exiger by Carlyle and other venture capital firms.

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Why Congestion Could Be on the Horizon for Port of L.A. Headed into Peak Months

Supply Chain Brain

A growing economy, drought conditions at the Panama Canal, and systems not designed to plan for trucking schedules could all spell trouble for the Port of LA in the months to come.

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Effective insurance, exacting analysis deliver Gary Schloo's success

Overdrive Online

With 30-plus years of small business behind him, Gary Schloo is the kind of owner-operator who can tell you at any time what his overall cost-per-mile is, down to the cent -- likewise what portion of that is tied up in fuel, tires, brakes, you name it.

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ERP Resellers: 4 Factors to Consider When Evaluating Vendors

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Choosing an ERP Vendor Partner: Key Considerations for Success with SYSPRO As a software reseller or system integrator, your success is intrinsically tied to the solutions and company you choose to represent. Your future growth and your bottom line are directly impacted by the tangibles—and intangibles—a software vendor can offer, so the selection of a partner is critical.

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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: US retailers upgrade H1 import forecast

West Coast and California Logistics

According to the JOC , US retailers have significantly revised their import forecast for the first half of 2024 upwards. This upgrade is buoyed by ocean carriers expanding services across all coasts, signaling confidence against overcapacity concerns.

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LLMs, Optimization and Automation: Supply Chain’s Defenses Against Market Swings

Blue Grace Logistics

LLMs, Optimization and Automation: Supply Chain's Defenses Against Market Swings Show Submenu Resources The Logistics Blog® Newsroom Whitepaper Case Study Webinars Indexes Search Search BlueGrace Logistics - April 1, 2024 Azad Ratzki | The Association for Supply Chain Management March 20, 2024 The unpredictable economic landscape of a bear versus bull market poses significant challenges to supply chain professionals.

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What Georgia-Pacific Is Doing With Causal AI Is Remarkable

Logistics Viewpoints

Mike Carroll, a vice president at Georgia-Pacific, and Ron Norris, director of innovation at GP While Generative AI has sparked great excitement, a form of artificial intelligence called Causal AI might offer much greater potential. Causal AI offers the tantalizing promise of being able to unravel the intricate web of cause-and-effect relationships that govern business operations.