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Six Myths About Growing Your Business in China

Logistics Matter

The Does LogisticsMatter? Podcast is all about trends and innovations in supply chain and logistics. For this episode I had the pleasure to speak to Elena Robakidze, Business Development Manager at Ahlers.

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Video: What are 3 ways to cut parcel costs today?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Parcel costs eat up about two thirds of an eTailer's spending. It's no surprise then that companies are looking for ways to reduce their parcel spend. But it's not easy. Parcel Shipping for eCommerce

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A Look at the Warehouse Labor Market

Logistics Viewpoints

As my colleague Clint Reiser wrote about a few months back, warehouse labor has been in the news quite a bit lately. Of course, virtually everyone relied upon direct-to-consumer fulfillment at some point during the COVID-19 lockdowns, placing widespread reliance on warehousing capabilities.

Google Cloud Supply Chain with Paula Natoli

The Logistics of Logistics

Google Cloud Supply Chain with Paula Natoli. Paula Natoli and Joe Lynch discuss the Google Cloud supply chain and the solutions they provide to their logistics and supply chain customers. About Paula Natoli .

2022 Peak Season Shipping Checklist

Guarantee success with this free Peak Season Checklist—a guide for parcel shippers to navigate the chaos of Q4. This checklist will help you efficiently manage your supply chain to prepare for holiday spikes in volume and demand.

7 Benefits of a Pallet Dimensioner to Increase Warehouse Efficiency 

Cyzerg

If you are still measuring weights and dimensions by hand, a pallet dimensioner can speed up your dimensioning process and improve your warehouse efficiency.

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5 questions fleets should ask to reinforce safe driving

Fleet Owner

As traffic returns to pre-pandemic levels, crashes are increasing. Fleet owners must ask questions if they are to convey the safe driving message to their drivers. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

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The CTO Perspective with Mario Paluzzi

The Logistics of Logistics

The CTO Perspective with Mario Paluzzi. Mario Paluzzi and Joe Lynch discuss the CTO perspective. Mario is the Chief Technical Officer at Reliance Partners , a commercial insurance agency specializing in risk management solutions for the transportation and logistics space. About Mario Paluzzi.

This Week in Logistics News (May 28 – June 3)

Logistics Viewpoints

One of the issues with electric cars thus far has been the life of the battery. And this doesn’t just apply to how long can a vehicle go on a single charge; it also applies to the actual life of a battery, as a new battery can cost upwards of $25,000.

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Enabling Assurance of Supply in the Global Marketplace

Talking Logistics

For a long time, companies had been redesigning their supply chain networks and practices to become more demand driven. However, with the pandemic-related disruptions in supply over the past two years, companies have had to shift their focus to be more supply driven.

6 Ways Video Telematics Improves Driver Safety

An in-cab dash cam video system can help fleet operators significantly reduce risky driving, costly legal judgments, and insurance costs. Download the eBook and learn 6 ways to improve driver safety by using dash cams on your trucks.

Heartland Express acquires Smith Transport for $170M

Fleet Owner

Heartland to buy Smith and all related companies in cash deal. The acquisition will expand Heartland's reach in the eastern U.S.

REPOST: The Supply Chain is Broken – How to Fix it with Jeff Dangelo

The Logistics of Logistics

The Supply Chain is Broken – How to Fix it with Jeff Dangelo. Larry Cepuran and Joe Lynch talk about Lou Gehrig Day and ALS, which stands for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Larry Cepuran is a friend of Joe’s who has been diagnosed with ALS, which is sometimes referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Editor’s Choice: Why Modern Retail Demands Cloud-Native Technology

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. This article is from Manhattan Associates and looks at the changing nature of retail.

PSG joins Maersk and Cargill to bolster cleantech startup ZeroNorth with $50m fresh funding

Supply Chain and Logistics

This is the more usual course of innovation in the maritime field. Zero North is a software company. It was incubated within Maersk and in 2020 was spun off into a separate company. Maersk Tankers debuts digital spinoff. Its product … Continue reading → entrepreneurship Logistics financing innovation Software startups

Best Practices to Model Carbon Costs in Supply Chain Network Design

How to model carbon costs in your supply chain design? Make conscious choices by comparing scenarios indicating at which points in the supply chain carbon emissions occur and achieve the right balance between sustainability and cost.

PGT Trucking and partners feature innovation showcase

Fleet Owner

PGT Trucking, Locomation, and Nikola Corp. presented the showcase in May to spotlight technology solutions for flatbeds and autonomous, battery-electric, and fuel-cell electric vehicles.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (June 3, 2022)

Talking Logistics

Erik Weihenmayer, the adventurer and first blind person to summit Mount Everest, was this year’s Commencement Speaker at the University of Vermont. His talk was very inspiring, as you might expect, and funny too.

Smith Transport acquired by Heartland Express

Commercial Carrier Journal

The deal was made for $170 million in existing cash from Heartland. In a separate $14 million deal, Heartland also acquired Smith Transport's headquarters in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania. Business

The 3 Pillars of Supply Chain Management (And Why Their Alignment Matters)

Logistics Bureau

Despite the apparent complexities involved in supply chain management, achieving excellence really doesn’t have to be too difficult. Just review and build on our three fundamental pillars of great supply chain management.

Easily Build an Optimization App and Empower Your Data

Speaker: Gertjan de Lange

Solving complex business problems requires optimization modeling techniques and data to compare scenarios and make the best decisions. With AIMMS you can rapidly build an optimization app on top of your data and deploy it to the end-user in just a few clicks.

The 'messy middle' isn't bad

Fleet Owner

The transition to zero-emission vehicles will be messy, but 'messy' does not equal 'bad.' Focusing on this long-term goal doesn't mean losing gains in the short-term. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

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White House Appoints New Port and Supply Chain Envoy to Work on Disruptions

Material Handling and Logistics

Retired General Stephen R. Lyons will "work across every level of government, labor, and industry to strengthen America's supply chains," says the White House.

The Intermodal Puzzle: Connection Through Chaos

Envase Technologies

How can the intermodal transportation industry possibly thrive in an age when the only constant seems to be disruption? How can shippers move their goods when driver capacity is constantly under pressure?

Ocean Cargo: Carriers, shippers continue to navigate choppy waters

Logistics Management

While there’s no single solution, our analysts suggest that shippers enhance their communication with ocean carriers, particularly by providing good forecasts of their shipment volumes and booking early so that planning. of capacity and operations is improved

New Research: The State of Supply Chain Network Design in 2022

This report explores how the state of supply chain network design has changed – including how the tools, maturity models, and market demands are transforming the network design practice.

Save the date: CV Tech lineup announced

Fleet Owner

Catch up on the latest trends in fleet management and the commercial vehicle industry in this virtual event hosted by our Commercial Vehicle Group. Technology

GreenPower Targets September for New Electric School Bus W.V. Manufacturing

NGT News

GreenPower Motor Company Inc. is commencing zero-emission, all-electric school bus manufacturing in September in its newly acquired South Charleston, W.V. facility after taking possession in August, says Fraser Atkinson, CEO and chairman of the board of GreenPower.

A Cost To Serve Case Study

Logistics Bureau

Why is it really important to understand the cost to serve on your supply chain business? Here is a case study we would like to share for you to explore the concept of cost to serve in greater depth.

What is your 3PL’s mission?

Logistics Management

The best 3PLs are helping their customers innovate for success. What’s your 3PL’s mission

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The Essential Supply Chain Network Design Tooling Checklist

Dedicated supply chain network design software is fuelled by intuitive scenario analysis capabilities and powerful mathematical optimization. Answer 10 relevant questions to see if advanced network design & scenario modeling technology can help you.

In memory of John Visconti III: Custom 2020 Peterbilt 389 glider

Overdrive Online

Owner-op Wendling dedicated the rig to the memory of a man he calls something of a “second dad to me” -- South Jersey-based fellow owner-operator and sometime “Farmer,” as he was known. The dedication follows Visconti's tragic 2014 on-highway passing. Custom Rigs

Trucking, Turnover and Turning to Women

Women in Trucking

The word turnover in the trucking industry does NOT mean a flakey pastry filled with fruit. Unfortunately, it describes a reality pertaining to the revolving door for our professional drivers. Current estimates place the turnover rate at large carriers at 89 percent.

Ford Invests $1.5 Billion in Ohio Assembly Plant for New Commercial EVs

NGT News

Ford Motor Co. is investing $1.5 billion into Lorain County at the Ford Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, Ohio to assemble an all-new commercial electric vehicle (EV). This investment will create 1,800 new hourly jobs.