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Move Over 3PLs and 4PLs, the AI-PL Is Here

Talking Logistics

It was only a question of time, really. Last Friday, AILO, a startup logistics service provider billing itself as “the industry’s first AI-PL,” came out of stealth mode. The company, which has received over $200 million in funding from investors including Google, Amazon, and Andreessen Horowitz (among others), promises to usher in “a new era. Read more The post Move Over 3PLs and 4PLs, the AI-PL Is Here appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Ignoring these five use cases of logistics management software can cost you money, customers, and your brand name. What are they?

Loginext

Neglecting the essential functions of logistics management software can spell trouble for your business. Efficient routing ensures timely deliveries. Making data-driven decisions improves operational efficiency and reduces costs. These aspects, along with facilitating scalability and integrating third-party carriers seamlessly, are pivotal for success in modern logistics and supply chain.

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Relying on 3PLs in a Flat Market

Food Logistics

A reputable 3PL becomes the guiding light for shippers in flat market conditions, offering a comprehensive suite of services designed to prioritize reliability and service quality and mitigate the driver shortage.

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Modernizing Distribution with Daniel Sokolovsky

The Logistics of Logistics

Daniel Sokolovsky and Joe Lynch discuss modernizing distribution. Daniel is the Co-founder and CEO of WARP , a company that connects shippers, carriers, and facilities to find the most efficient route for middle-mile freight. About Daniel Sokolovsky Daniel Sokolovsky is a Los Angeles based entrepreneur and Co-founder and CEO of WARP, a tech-powered freight network specializing in middle-mile solutions.

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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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Logistics Resource Management: Optimizing Your Drivers, Fleet and Delivery Routes

Supply Chain Brain

In the logistics world, there’s always more than what meets the eye concerning operational efficiency. But with resource-level insight into your transportation operations, you have a chance to discover that more in- depth.

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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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Building Strong Carrier Relationships with Dan Lindsey

The Logistics of Logistics

Dan Lindsey and Joe Lynch discuss building strong carrier relationships. Dan is the Co-founder of Linkage Logistics and the Broker-Carrier Summit , which will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, April 22 – 24, 2024. About Dan Lindsey Dan Lindsey is the Co-founder of Linkage Logistics and the Founder of the Broker-Carrier Summit. Dan has been in the logistics industry since 2001 when he began working the preload shift for UPS.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 5, 2024)

Talking Logistics

One of the side effects of my thyroid surgery is that I’ve grown a beard. It’s what happens when you stop shaving, as I did the first week after surgery. I was afraid of slicing open the fresh scar on my neck with the razor. So, I ended up with a beard and I’ve decided. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 5, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Sustainable Manufacturing for Sustainable Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

Across the globe, companies continue to pledge to reduce their emissions, capture their emissions, and help to reduce the negative impacts of climate change. For many companies, this process begins with an overhaul of their manufacturing processes, looking at ways to promote sustainable manufacturing. Sustainable manufacturing is one step in the process of building sustainable supply chains.

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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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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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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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Redefining Resilience: Seizing Business Opportunities Amid Supply Chain Challenges

Talking Logistics

If Logistics Services Providers (LSPs) and shippers thought 2024 was going to be smooth sailing, the dual impact of the ongoing Panama Canal congestion and Red Sea shipping attacks has been a rude awakening with severe delays in container transportation, higher costs of ocean freight, and unpredictable departure and arrival times. For two months now, Read more The post Redefining Resilience: Seizing Business Opportunities Amid Supply Chain Challenges appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adri

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Blue Yonder Shakes Up the Supply Chain Software Market

Logistics Viewpoints

Blue Yonder’s CEO, Duncan Angove The supply chain software landscape is changing rapidly. On Friday, March 29 th , Blue Yonder, a leading provider of supply chain planning and today execution solutions, announced signing an agreement to acquire One Network Enterprises for approximately $839 million. This is a significant acquisition that will change the supply chain software landscape.

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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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Broker transparency argument derailed Kevin Rutherford MATS talk

Overdrive Online

After a talk on business fundamentals and Rutherford's insights on winning mind-sets, an owner-operator in the crowd clashed with him on the issue of brokered-freight transaction transparency.

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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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April 2, 2024 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Comments This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home April 2, 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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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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Stord Acquires ProPack, Nutrition and Supplement Fulfillment Leader with Temperature-Controlled Warehouses across North America

Stord

Acquisition broadens Stord’s DTC and B2B fulfillment capabilities for high growth omnichannel brands ATLANTA, April 5, 2024 —Stord, a leader in high-volume fulfillment services and supply chain technology for omnichannel mid-market and enterprise brands, announced today its acquisition of ProPack Logistics , a renowned provider of fulfillment services.

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Fuel payments providers boost theft protections

Overdrive Online

It can happen to the best of us, even Overdrive's Trucker of the Year, who on his way toward MATS to accept the award last month had his fuel card skimmed at a truck stop and $1,100 stolen. New controls from card providers could have prevented it.

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With Suppliers Running at Near-Capacity, Is the ‘COVID Effect’ Finally Fading?

Supply Chain Brain

Are global supply chains finally shaking off the after-effects of the pandemic? The latest findings from GEP’s Global Supply Chain Volatility Index suggest that might be the case.

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Nine-Unit Bus Fleet Buoys Florida City’s Green Agenda

NGT News

The Florida city of Hallandale Beach has launched the Cloud, an all-electric bus fleet, with a complimentary service to the community beginning April 5, 2024. This fleet of nine electric vehicles is one of the largest electric bus fleets owned by any Florida municipality and is a testament to the city’s commitment to forging a […] The post Nine-Unit Bus Fleet Buoys Florida City’s Green Agenda 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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Inbound Logistics Programs for Retailers and Distributors During the Domestic Produce Season

Blue Grace Logistics

Whitepaper Download Inbound Logistics Programs for Retailers and Distributors During the Domestic Produce Season Thank you for your interest in our whitepaper! Be sure to click the download button at the top right of the window below to save the PDF. For further insights or to connect with a BlueGrace logistics expert, click here to contact us today.

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Rail-bridge strike by oversize rig closes I-95

Overdrive Online

The closure is ongoing on I-95 in Northeast Philadelphia. Also: Tradepoint Atlantic terminal still operational in Baltimore; FMCSA to modify under-21 interstate driver program at Congress' direction; new liability insurance options.

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Eclipse Management Strategies: Adapting Operations While Maximizing the Experience

Linxup

On April 8th, 2024, the world will witness a rare celestial event: a total (in some areas) solar eclipse. For fleet-based field service industries, this presents a unique challenge and opportunity. Depending on their location to the eclipse's path, businesses must adapt their operations to ensure continuity while maximizing the potential for experiencing this awe-inspiring phenomenon.

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Ford Updates EV, Hybrid Plans as It Continues Construction on Plants

NGT News

Ford Motor Company is retiming the launch of upcoming electric vehicles at its Oakville, Ontario, assembly plant while continuing to build out an advanced industrial system to produce its next-generation EVs, including greenfield construction and conversion of existing assembly plants. The company continues to invest in a broad set of programs as it works to […] The post Ford Updates EV, Hybrid Plans as It Continues Construction on Plants appeared first on NGT News.

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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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Happening Now: The Top 10 Supply Chain Schools

West Coast and California Logistics

Supply Chain 24/7 has released its list of the top universities for studying supply chains. Six of these schools – including #1-ranked MIT – are in the US, while four are in Europe.

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Inside FMCSA's registration overhaul to 'clean up the bad actors'

Overdrive Online

Big changes to how carriers interact with FMCSA's registration system are on the way, aimed at rooting out bad actors lurking in the system today. Said FMCSA Director Ken Riddle: "We're going to clean up the bad actors.

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Baltimore Ship Accident Has East Coast Ports Scrambling to Absorb Cargo

Supply Chain Brain

U.S. East Coast ports are modifying their operations to absorb cargo diverted from Baltimore harbor, where salvage specialists are clearing debris from the destroyed Francis Scott Key Bridge.

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