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Labor Shortages in Supply Chain & Logistics: They’re Not Subsiding

Logistics Viewpoints

With economies cooling and COVID more manageable, the general thinking has been that companies would see the workforce shortages of the past few years subside; however, this does not appear to be the case. Post-pandemic, organizations are still struggling with labor shortages, as well as knowledge workers and the leaders they need to thrive. In late 2023, we conducted a survey of 1,000 supply chain and logistics decision-makers across North America and Europe across three sectors: manufacturing,

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Pallet Protection and Stabilisation

Logistics Business Magazine

Berry’s commitment to sustainability will take centre stage on its stand at this year’s LogiMAT exhibition, to be held at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre, Germany, from 19th to 21st March, as the company highlights its ability to assist customers in meeting both regulatory mandates and sustainability objectives through recyclability, advanced light weighting and the incorporation of recycled materials in its films’ production.

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Finally, the Logistics Industry Embraces Modernity

Supply Chain Brain

Industry consolidation will continue this year as a proving ground for companies’ tech. Two thousand twenty-four will be the year our industry begins to realize the promises of modernity.

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A Comprehensive Approach to Fleet Management Resource Optimization

Linxup

Fleet managers have various avenues to trim operating expenses, and among them, optimizing resource management to enhance the longevity of vehicles and equipment stands out as the most lucrative. This approach can also prove to be one of the most straightforward strategies, particularly when equipped with the appropriate solutions. Harnessing a top-tier telematics ( GPS technology plus on-board diagnostics) solution , which offers a comprehensive approach to fleet management, providing 360-visib

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GEP Procurement & Supply Chain Tech Trends Report

The technological landscape is dynamic and changes quickly. And for procurement and supply chain leaders looking to harness the power of technology to navigate complex challenges and an uncertain business environment, keeping up with the latest trends can be its own obstacle. So, what’s on the technological horizon for procurement and supply chain for the year ahead?

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Webinar: The supply chain leader’s complete guide to fleet management

Supply Chain Brain

Join Uber Freight and SupplyChainBrain for a timely webinar on best practices in fleet management. Our panel will dive into critical aspects of assessment, management, and bid execution, along with the current market dynamics that impact both shippers and carriers.

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IKEA asks courts to intervene as Convoy’s unpaid truckers send flurry of invoices

Supply Chain and Logistics

Truckers for Convoy can't get paid for their work for IKEA.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 2 – 8)

Logistics Viewpoints

Spring Forward! This weekend is Daylight Savings, or as the parent of any young child calls it, “one of the worst weekends ever.” Daylight savings (DST) is the practice of advancing clocks to make better use of the longer daylight available during summer, so that darkness falls at a later clock time. It is a common myth in the United States that DST was first implemented for the benefit of farmers, to give children more time to work in the field before they had to go to school.

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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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Level Up: Freight-Tech for SMB Freight Brokers with Andy Tomka

The Logistics of Logistics

Andy Tomka and Joe Lynch discuss freight-tech for SMB brokers. Andy is the Vice President of Product at MVMNT , a Chicago based TMS firm that is developing technology to meet the needs of smaller brokerages, giving them access to features typically only available to large enterprises. About Andy Tomka Andy Tomka is the Vice President of Product at MVMNT, a freight-tech company that build transportation managemt systems (TMS) for SMB freight brokers.

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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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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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Achieving Grid Reliability with Renewables

Logistics Viewpoints

The energy transition is driven by the goal to decarbonize the energy used for transportation , buildings, and industry. Lacking a low-cost way of removing greenhouse gases from the air, the solution is to electrify as much as possible with clean power. In 1990, coal accounted for 54.6 percent of the total electricity generated in the US. This number steadily decreased over the years, to less than 17 percent in 2023.

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Four Strategies for Enhancing Supply Chain Readiness and Resiliency

Supply Chain Brain

Optimizing supply chain readiness and resilience will remain a top priority for the automotive industry in the coming year, as executives manage the convergence of political, economic and environmental risks.

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The Freight Broker’s Secret Weapon with Nick Schrock

The Logistics of Logistics

Nick Schrock and Joe Lynch discuss the freight broker’s secret weapon. Nick is the CEO and Founder of Valoroo , an outsourcing provider that focuses specifically on the logistics industry. About Nick Schrock Nick Schrock is the CEO and founder of Valoroo. Valoroo offers affordable, talent solutions offshore in the Philippines and Latin America.

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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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March 6, 2024 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Name This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home March 6, 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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Infor Nexus is Taking an Interesting Approach to Generative AI

Logistics Viewpoints

IBM’s Institute for Business Value found that 75% of CEOs believe generative AI will be key to competitive advantage. However, in the supply chain realm, despite the rhetoric, the current use cases for generative AI are limited. At supply chain and enterprise application conferences, software companies have talked about using generative AI to create user manuals.

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In a Time of Risk and Uncertainty, Supply Chain Finance Takes Center Stage

Supply Chain Brain

As businesses struggle to conform their supply chains to the ever-changing the needs of the market, they’re constantly reminded of one core truth: In the end, it’s all about the money.

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BlueGrace Acquires Evos Smart Tools™ Optimization Platform

Blue Grace Logistics

BlueGrace Acquires Evos Smart Tools™ Optimization Platform Show Submenu Resources The Logistics Blog® Newsroom Whitepaper Case Study Webinars Indexes Search Search BlueGrace Logistics - March 6, 2024 BlueGrace Acquires Evos Smart Tools™ Optimization Platform Company Deepens Proprietary Cloud-based Technology Portfolio TAMPA, FL (March 6, 2024) – BlueGrace Logistics , one of the largest Third-Party Logistics (3PL) providers in North America, today announced the acquisition of Evos Smart Tools, a

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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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Women in Field Services – Challenges, Trends, and Advice

WorkWave

As recently as last year, women only made up around 31% of all employed persons across several sectors of the field service industry – janitorial and cleaning, physical security, pest control, landscaping and groundskeeping, electricians, pipelayers, plumbers and steamfitters, and HVAC mechanics and installers. In some sectors, women make up a scant 2% of total employed individuals in field service.

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New Hampshire Awards $2.8 Million to Extend EV Charging Infrastructure

NGT News

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) has conditionally awarded $2.8 million in federal funds as part of the state’s Phase 1 National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Program in conjunction with the State of New Hampshire Plan for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment. The NEVI program provides approximately $17.2 million to New Hampshire over a five-year […] The post New Hampshire Awards $2.8 Million to Extend EV Charging Infrastructure appeared first on NGT Ne

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U.S. Takes Action on Cybersecurity Threat to Maritime Infrastructure

Supply Chain Brain

The administration announced a U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Security Directive on cyber risk management actions for ship-to-shore cranes manufactured by the People’s Republic of China.

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Q1 2024 Shipper Rate Report In Partnership with FreightWaves

Blue Grace Logistics

Q1 2024 Shipper Rate Report Q1 2024 Shipper Rate Report The Shipper Rate Report , a collaborative effort between FreightWaves , BlueGrace Logistics , and U.S. Bank , offering a comprehensive analysis of freight shipping rates. This recurring publication serves as an invaluable resource for shippers, carriers, and logistics professionals, providing data-driven insights into the dynamic landscape of the transportation industry.

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GEP Outlook Report 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders have faced their share of disruption and economic turmoil these past four years. Whether from geopolitical tensions or the havoc caused by the pandemic and its aftershocks, plenty of challenges remain. Despite this, leaders are seeing a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel — inflation is decreasing, interest rates are leveling off and supply chain volatility is easing.

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Happening Now: US Companies Expand into Mexico

West Coast and California Logistics

According to Transport Topics , the nearshoring trend, which involves companies moving offshore operations closer to home, has spurred transportation and logistics investments near the Mexican border to leverage expected growth. This movement is underscored by U.S. Census Bureau data highlighting Mexico as the leading importer at 14.8%, reflecting the country's central role in nearshoring practices.

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How does last mile delivery software help with successful on-demand delivery in the Phygital world?

Loginext

Today we explore the benefits of using last mile delivery software for on-demand deliveries. Address the challenges businesses face and how can they improve their customer experience. Get insights on the Phygital world and future trends in last mile operations. The post How does last mile delivery software help with successful on-demand delivery in the Phygital world?

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Deadly Ship Attack Means Red Sea Voyages Need Re-Think, Union Says

Supply Chain Brain

David Appleton, head of professional and technical at Nautilus, which represents more than 20,000 maritime workers, said the utmost priority should be the safeguarding of the lives of seafarers.

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U.S. Treasury's owner-reporting system 'unconstitutional': Court

Overdrive Online

Friday the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Alabama ruled the Corporate Transparency Act unconstitutional with its new reporting requirements for small businesses, including owner-operator LLCs and other business types.

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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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Wing Fuel Systems Attains EPA Certification for CNG/RNG Pickup Trucks

NGT News

Wing Fuel Systems has achieved certification of conformity with the Clean Air Act for the compressed natural gas/renewable natural gas (CNG/RNG) Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks. The new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-certified dual fuel solution enables fleets to immediately order CNG/RNG systems on the pickups for the 2023 and 2024 model years. […] The post Wing Fuel Systems Attains EPA Certification for CNG/RNG Pickup Trucks appeared first on NGT News.

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Another Missile Attack Causes Cargo Ship to Be Abandoned Off of Yemen with 2 Killed

MTS Logistics

We now report on the latest developments in the ongoing Middle East and Red Sea crisis for shipping, where a major missile attack in the Gulf of Aden has led to multiple fatalities and abandonment of a cargo vessel. The vessel True Confidence was hit early this morning by Houthi-fired missiles. As a result of the attack, the latest in a string of them since the Israeli-Gaza conflict began in October, the ship’s crew abandoned it.

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DSCSA Serialization: The Road to Compliance

Supply Chain Brain

Ten years after enactment by Congress, the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) serialization mandates finally took effect in November 2023. How ready are you?