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How freight markets react amid weather-related chaos

FreightWaves SONAR

Major weather storms have been prevalent throughout the years and 2021 is no exception – the major winter storm that swept the nation in February, multiple hurricanes with the latest, Hurricane Ida, ravaging the Gulf Coast.

Closing the supply chain visibility gaps

Logistics Management

Known for supporting higher levels of visibility, supply chain software is taking center stage as companies adjust to a “new normal” operating environment and plan for the future

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Top Three Reasons Why Shippers Should Integrate Dynamic Freight Pricing Into Their TMS

MercuryGate

Even with tight capacity and spiking tender rejection rates, shippers still need competitive rates with carriers they can rely on.

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The Fastest Growing Logistics Company with Trey Griggs

The Logistics of Logistics

The Fastest Growing Logistics Company with Trey Griggs. Trey Griggs and Joe Lynch discuss the fastest growing logistics company.

4 Critical Steps to Build into Your Digital Logistics Strategy

Up your logistics game by empowering your supply chain with AI-powered analytics, real-time collaboration, IoT-enabled track and trace, and cognitive decision-making to achieve digital logistics success. Build your strategy around these 4 critical steps.

Temporary Warehouse Staff: What’s the Right Ratio Vs. Full-Time?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

What’s the right ratio of temporary warehouse staff vs. full time staff? It’s an age-old question with an age-old answer: it depends. An 80/20 mix of full-time to temporary staff is a good baseline. You always want at least some degree of flex. Fulfillment Operations

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Maersk firm strikes deal for 16 electric trucks

Supply Chain and Logistics

Maersk is one of the largest, and possibly the most advanced, ocean carriers. The LA/LongBeach ports have been a problem area for air pollution and sustainabiolity for many years. There’s no rail connection directly to the ports, and even so, … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Shipping Supply Chains Trucking container shipping electric vehicles ocean shipping ports supply chains sustainability transportation trucking

The DHL Supply Chain with Scott Sureddin

The Logistics of Logistics

The DHL Supply Chain with Scott Sureddin. Scott Sureddin and Joe Lynch discuss the DHL Supply Chain. Scott is the CEO of DHL Supply Chain , the largest contract logistics company in the world and North America. About Scott Sureddin. Scott Sureddin is the CEO North America, DHL Supply Chain.

Combat Reduced Shipping Margins Caused by Freight Volatility

Food Logistics

Business intelligence and efficient communication across vendors and internal departments can help facilitate adjustments to reduce margin erosion. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

Warehouse Robotics: A Diverse Set of Flexible Solutions

Logistics Viewpoints

I am currently updating ARC’s research on the global mobile warehouse robotics market. I transitioned my efforts to this research effort after publishing ARC’s study on the global WMS market earlier this summer.

Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.

STB blocks CN bid for Kansas City Southern

Supply Chain and Logistics

If you are interested in rail transport, you certainly will be interested in the proposed merger of the Kansas City Southern (KCS) rail line with a Canadian railroad. Both Canadian Northern (CN) and Canadian Pacific (CP) have made offers to … Continue reading → Logistics Rail Strategy Supply Chains Canada mergers Mexico

The Fastest Growing Logistics Companies with Trey Griggs

The Logistics of Logistics

The Fastest Growing Logistics Companies with Trey Griggs. Trey Griggs and Joe Lynch discuss the fastest growing logistics company.

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Fleet Investment in Near-Zero Emission Natural Gas Trucks Increases

NGT News

The California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership (CNGVP) reveals that real-world fleets are increasingly turning to near-zero emissions (NZE) natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and carbon-negative renewable natural gas (RNG) to make true sustainability progress.

Editor’s Choice: The Ultimate Guide to Reducing Warehouse Travel

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. Today’s article is from Lucas Systems and highlights the ways to reduce warehouse travel.

Cognitive Manufacturing: 4 Strategic Pillars That Drive Successful Outcomes

Manufacturers are eagerly embracing Industry 4.0 to gain end-to-end supply chain visibility, reduce OpEx spend, improve asset health and accelerate time to market. Explore the 4 strategic pillars that drive successful cognitive manufacturing outcomes.

HMM seafarers step up pay protest, and now office staff also vote to strike

Supply Chain and Logistics

This story has legs. Now the office staff of HMM are involved, and there are sympathy strikes by other Korean line seafarers. Seafarers have been severely hurt by the Covid stress, some not seeing shore for long periods. Ocean carriers … Continue reading → Labor Economics Logistics Shipping labor relations ocean shipping

The Flexe Story with Dave Glick

The Logistics of Logistics

The Flexe Story with Dave Glick. Dave Glick and Joe Lynch discuss the Flexe story. Dave is the Chief Technology Officer at Flexe , a market place for matching shippers who need fulfillment or distribution capacity with 3PLs who have existing capacity in their existing warehouses. About Dave Glick.

Top 25 Freight Forwarders: Challenges beget opportunities

Logistics Management

Despite the high hurdles facing the freight forwarding industry, positive indicators point to continued growth especially for forwarders with the resources, capability, and the culture to adapt

The Habits of Successful Freight Agents

Trinity Logistics

When it comes to planning for success, taking that first step is always the hardest. This is where building habits come into play. Building habits of growth and success into your day will position your business to see results.

Just in Time vs. Just in Case: What’s the Way Forward for Supply Chains?

Just-in-time supply chains worked just fine — until they didn’t. Is more inventory the answer? It’s not a binary solution. Read this latest GEP paper to learn how enterprises can ensure adequate supplies without running excess inventory.

Ship Owners urged to carry out surveys outside of China

Supply Chain and Logistics

Ships periodically require surveys, which are inspections a lot like your annual car inspection, though a lot of states don’t have them anymore. Key systems of the ship are checked for compliance with safety rules and such things as pollution … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains covid health ocean shipping ship surveys supply chains

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Locomation’s autonomous truck platform promises serious cost, emissions savings

The Supply Chain Journal

Carrier profitability is tight. The driver shortage is worsening. Sustainability efforts are in the spotlight with a focus on the greening of commercial transportation. Trucking industry insurance rates continue to climb due to fatal accidents and costly verdicts.

GreenPower Motor Releases All-Electric Type D School Bus

NGT News

GreenPower Motor Company Inc. has officially launched the BEAST (Battery Electric Automotive School Transportation), a purpose-built, all-electric, zero-emissions school bus.

The global supply chain never goes on vacation

Logistics Management

One thing which stood out while I was out of the office is how prevalent supply chain and global trade is, no matter where you are

Leverage SAP IBP to Drive Planning Transformation

Today, traditional SAP IBP deployments are not enough. You need to assure you are leveraging its maximum potential to truly transform planning. And to reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and advance digitalization to gain competitive advantage.

Carbon intelligence data improved in FreightWaves SONAR SCI

FreightWaves SONAR

The FreightWaves SONAR Supply Chain Intelligence (SCI) platform now features emissions calculations that are compliant with the GLEC Framework, deepening its carbon intelligence data.

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‘Piece of living history’ — a special ride on UP’s Big Boy

The Supply Chain Journal

FreightWaves photographer Jim Allen recently went on a ride-along with Union Pacific and the historic Big Boy No. 4014 locomotive. Delivered to UP in December 1941, No. 4014 was used for 20 years and traveled more than 1 million miles until its retirement in December 1961.

Ideanomics Acquires VIA Motors, a Commercial EV Company

NGT News

Ideanomics, a company focused on driving the adoption of commercial electric vehicles (EV) and associated energy consumption, is acquiring VIA Motors International Inc.

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One Stuck Box of Fertilizer Shows the Global Supply Chain Crisis

Supply Chain Brain

Somewhere in the world’s busiest port of Shanghai, a container of fertilizer sits among tens of thousands of boxes, waiting for a ride to the U.S. It’s been on the dock for months, trapped by typhoons and Covid outbreaks that have worsened major congestion in the global supply-chain network

Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.