Sat.May 18, 2024 - Fri.May 24, 2024

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Dark Fleets and Flag States

Supply Chain and Logistics

Shipowners exploit weak flag states to avoid regulations and sanctions. Bribery allows vessels to bypass detentions for violating sanctions, particularly for Russian and Iranian entities. Increased dark trade warrants improved enforcement from maritime authorities.

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Saturday Night Live Skit About Fast Fashion: Would You Stop Buying It?

Talking Logistics

As reported last week by BBC Business reporter Charlotte Edwards,“Workers for some suppliers of Chinese fast fashion giant Shein are still working 75 hours a week, despite the company promising to improve conditions, a report [by Swiss advocacy group Public Eye] suggests.” Here’s an excerpt from the BBC article: According to the group, who interviewed.

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Four Cybersecurity Moves Every Manufacturer Can Make

Supply Chain Brain

Supply chain attacks have become increasingly sophisticated, and manufacturing stakeholders should prepare for the cyber threats that are most likely to impact their operations.

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Lucas Systems is more than a Voice Vendor; They are a Warehouse Optimization Solution

Logistics Viewpoints

Lucas Systems Offers Warehouse Optimization Warehouse management systems, once known as supply chain execution systems, have evolved significantly. They have transitioned from mere work executors to planning solutions with optimization capabilities. This transformation was brought about by the incorporation of algorithms that enhanced worker productivity.

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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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Optimizing Material Supply Chains: Advanced Software Solutions for Delivery Logistics in Construction

Trux

The construction industry is a complex, fast-moving field that demands precision, efficiency, and reliability at every stage. For material producers and suppliers, one of the crucial elements ensuring project success is the optimization of material supply chains.

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Supply Chain Optimization: Leveraging Integrated Scenario Planning as a Margin Multiplier

Logistics Viewpoints

Situation Companies are increasingly confronted with complex planning scenarios due to predictable events such as mergers and acquisitions, category expansions, supplier changes, and distribution evolution, as well as disruptive events including demand volatility, material shortages, capacity constraints, and logistical surprises. These challenges necessitate extensive configuration within Advanced Planning Systems (APS) test environments to assess their impacts.

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Owner-op's 2007 Pete boasts one of the last Double Eagle sleepers

Overdrive Online

The 80-inch sleeper was one of the last to roll off the production line before Double Eagle closed its doors in 2010, according to owner-operator Tony Huttenstine. Catch views of the sleeper and much more here.

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Penske Transportation Solutions, ForeFront Power Form Joint Venture

Food Logistics

Penske Transportation Solutions and ForeFront Power formed a new joint venture named Penske Energy LLC, aiming to help commercial fleet operators plan, design, and deploy optimized EV charging infrastructure capabilities.

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Fulfillment for Emerging Ecommerce Brands with Dave Gulas

The Logistics of Logistics

Dave Gulas and Joe Lynch discuss fulfillment for emerging ecommerce brands. Dave is the Co-founder and President of EZDC 3PL , a warehousing and fulfillment business that specializes in ecommerce fulfillment. Summary: Fulfillment for Emerging Ecommerce Brands In this podcast, Dave Gulas , founder of EZDC 3PL, shares his insights on the challenges faced by emerging ecommerce brands in fulfillment and how his company helps them overcome these obstacles.

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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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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 24, 2024)

Talking Logistics

It’s the Friday leading into Memorial Day weekend. I suspect many of you have taken today off from work, as I have (I’m on my way to Ithaca, New York for my son’s graduation from Cornell), so I’ll make it quick and simple this morning. Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 24, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Nearshoring on the Rise: Navigating the Shift in EU Sourcing Trends

Supply Chain Brain

A shift to shorter supply chains not only helps manage the unpredictability of costs, but also strengthens supply chain resilience by reducing dependency on distant suppliers.

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May 21, 2024 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Phone This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home May 21, 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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Beyond Invoices: Upwell’s Growth Solutions with Charley Dehoney

The Logistics of Logistics

Charley Dehoney and Joe Lynch discuss beyond invoices – Upwell’s growth solutions. Charley is the CEO and Co-founder of Upwell , a tech firm that streamlines accounts receivable using artificial intelligence. Summary: Beyond Invoices: Upwell’s Growth Solutions Charley Dehoney , CEO and Co-founder of Upwell, shares his journey from multi-sport athlete to successful logistics startup founder.

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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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New bill would let FMCSA fine double brokers $10,000

Overdrive Online

A bipartisan bill introduced in the house would "hold FMCSA's feet to the fire" in push against fraudsters bleeding $800M a year out of the trucking industry.

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This Week in Logistics News (May 18 – 24)

Logistics Viewpoints

Last week I attended the Blue Yonder ICON conference. My write-up gets into all of the great things I saw while at the show. But there is an underlying benefit to work travel sometimes – watching movies on my flight that I might not otherwise have time for. On my flight to Dallas, I finally got a chance to watch a movie I had been excited to see since it was announced – The Iron Claw.

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Happening Now: Shift of Cargo to West Coast Gains Momentum

West Coast and California Logistics

According to Supply Chain Dive , Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka recently estimated that 2%-5% of shippers’ cargo has moved back from the East Coast to the West Coast. More cargo is expected to follow, especially if East and Gulf Coast port labor negotiations break down over the summer.

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Zeem Will Develop Massive Electric Truck Charging Depot at New Jersey Port

NGT News

Zeem Solutions, an electric vehicle charging infrastructure and fleet management provider, is planning a large-scale electric truck depot development near Port Newark, New Jersey. The development is designed to facilitate a significant shift to electric Class 8 trucks, enabling the region’s freight logistics and drayage truck companies to conveniently switch to clean, quiet zero-emissions operations. […] The post Zeem Will Develop Massive Electric Truck Charging Depot at New Jersey Port ap

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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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Port of Baltimore Closure May Cost $37M in Extra Demurrage

Supply Chain Brain

The Port of Baltimore has seen roro and container vessel traffic resume with the opening of a deep-water channel on May 14, allowing access to four alternative channels.

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Selling Your Service Business: What Matters Beyond Valuation

WorkWave

Private equity firms are showing an invested interest in field service industries like lawn care, pest control, cleaning and other sectors, while M&A activity is skyrocketing across these industries at the same time. Sources cite the resiliency of essential services , predictive recurring revenue and business model growth opportunities enabled by technology, training and development as being reasons behind the interest.

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The Essential List of Logistics Acronyms and Abbreviations for Retailers

Locus

If there is one industry that continues to scale robustly, it is Retail. A recent survey forecasts that retail sales will soar to $32.76 trillion by 2026, surpassing the current GDP of all European Union member states combined. As retailers prepare to navigate this vast sea of potential sales, understanding the intricate world of logistics becomes imperative to streamline operations and enhance efficiency.

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WattEV Will Expand Fleet to More than 180 HD Trucks

NGT News

WattEV, a medium- and heavy-duty electric truck charging infrastructure developer, is increasing its current fleet of 36 battery electric trucks to more than 180 by the end of 2024. The increase comes on the heels of WattEV’s expansion of its charging depots to five locations within the past month. “We’ve been using and testing trucks […] The post WattEV Will Expand Fleet to More than 180 HD Trucks appeared first on NGT News.

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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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The Growing Role of the CFO in Crafting Sourcing Strategies

Supply Chain Brain

Manufacturers are rethinking their sourcing strategies, and for that exercise the chief procurement officer occupies center stage. But there’s another executive who’s playing an equally vital role.

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Broker group takes on trucking's crime epidemic, double brokers

Overdrive Online

Brokers and their trade group, the Transportation Intermediaries Association, are feeling the heat from freight fraudsters and pushing new laws and tactics to fight back. They hope carriers and shippers alike take up arms with them.

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Cummins X15N raises the profile of natural gas

Commercial Carrier Journal

Natural gas, spurred by Cummins' new big bore motor, will not go quietly into that alternative fuel good night.

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Mack MD, LR Electric Trucks Qualify for HVIP

NGT News

Mack Trucks’ 2024 model year Mack MD Electric and LR Electric models qualify for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Clean Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). This brings the total number of Mack battery electric vehicles (BEVs) that qualify for HVIP to three. HVIP can help accelerate the commercialization of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) […] The post Mack MD, LR Electric Trucks Qualify for HVIP appeared first on NGT News.

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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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Staying Ahead of Changing Technology in Task Management

Supply Chain Brain

Unlike conventional software, which becomes outdated as time passes, newer AI-driven machine-learning systems become increasingly sophisticated with age.

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Is The Market Stabilizing? Shippers Are Optimistic.

Blue Grace Logistics

Is the market stabilizing? Shippers are optimistic. Show Submenu Resources The Logistics Blog® Newsroom Whitepaper Case Study Webinars Indexes Search Search BlueGrace Logistics - May 22, 2024 Brian Straight | Supply Chain Management Review May 21, 2024 More shippers are optimistic the market is stabilizing, even as new data suggests freight shipments continue to decline on a year-over-year basis.

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Driving Sustainable and Clean Logistics: How Car Companies in The US Are Leading The Charge

Loginext

Explore how leading automotive manufacturers are revolutionizing the industry with sustainable innovations. From Ford's electric trucks and Tesla's energy solutions to Toyota's hybrid technology and Nissan's pioneering EVs, discover the strategies and technologies driving the shift towards greener, cleaner transportation and logistics. The post Driving Sustainable and Clean Logistics: How Car Companies in The US Are Leading The Charge appeared first on loginextsolutions.com.