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The 2022 Holiday Logistics Guide

Logistics Viewpoints

Halloween is in the rearview mirror and Black Friday is on the horizon. As such, retailers and logistics providers are gearing up for the annual holiday logistics crunch.

It's time to pack your bags and hit the road in 2023

Fleet Owner

Virtual events have become commonplace and can be great, but there's no replacement for the amount of knowledge you can gain from in-person industry events. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

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Counting the cost

Supply Chain and Logistics

Richard Butcher has written an interesting article on the large quantity of excess containers floating around the world today. Many of these containers are plugging up the yards of major and minor ports, causing longer delays in cargo handling. The … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Sustainability congestion container shipping cost of empty containers delays in ports empty container storage empty containers ocean shipping pollution sustainability

The ultimate way to build a predictive supply chain

Logistics Management

Learn how location intelligence can help you build a predictive supply chain to improve shipment and asset visibility

The 2023 Supply Chain Crystal Ball: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Olivia Montgomery, Associate Principal Supply Chain Analyst

Curious to know how your peers are navigating ongoing disruption? In this webinar, you’ll gain actionable insights from Olivia Montgomery as she walks us through Capterra’s extensive research on how businesses - notably small and midsize businesses - are addressing supply chain challenges in 2023.

Insider Tips for Getting the Best Parcel Shipping Rates and Terms

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

The dysfunction of parcel shipping in recent years is enough to make a logistics manager seek relationship counseling. Not from a therapist, but from someone more like Dean Maciuba, Managing Partner USA at Crossroads Parcel Consulting. Parcel Shipping for eCommerce

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Daimler Truck CFO: Supply chain still ‘broken’

Fleet Owner

A better product mix and pricing power more than doubled the manufacturer’s North American EBIT in Q3, but there’s still lots of 2023 uncertainty as customers decide between higher financing costs and higher maintenance costs for aging fleets. Equipment

Leading LTLs cutting headcount, terminals as retail demand slackens

Logistics Management

The LTL industry is retrenching — what does it mean for shippers

How Supply Chain Partners Can Eliminate Driver App Fatigue

Supply Chain Brain

Professional truck drivers are experiencing app fatigue, the growing exhaustion of too many mobile applications available at their fingertips.

5 Simple Things That Can Improve The Profitability of Your Trucker-Operator Business

United World Transporation

Trucker operators are respected because they’ve hit the road as their own boss. However, being a trucker operator isn’t easy because it demands immense dedication, skill, and money.

5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain

Prescriptive analytics is a type of advanced analytics that optimizes decision-making by providing a recommended action. Supply chain, with its complex planning questions, is typically an area where optimization technology is required. Read about 5 use cases.

Horseshoes and LTL with Scooter Sayers

The Logistics of Logistics

Scooter Sayers and Joe Lynch discuss horseshoes and LTL.

Make Your DC More Productive Without Sweeping Changes

Logistics Viewpoints

DC operations in many companies are becoming more complex and changeable, with new business requirements, which are now coupled with new forms of modular automation and robotics.

Uber Freight Deliver 2022: “A World We No Longer Live In”

Talking Logistics

“The logistics industry was built for a world that we no longer live in.” If you had to boil down why the past two years have been so challenging for supply chain and logistics professionals into a single sentence, that would be it. The quote is by Lior Ron, CEO of Uber Freight, from his.

Classic Mack B61 helping revive longtime trucker ministry

Overdrive Online

Marvin Graves has been involved in the trucking industry in one way or another for most of the last 60 years. He started out as a company driver, then became an owner-operator before he started a truck stop ministry in the 1980s. Pride & Polish

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.

Validated, Real-Time Visibility for Pharma with Josh Allen

The Logistics of Logistics

Josh Allen and Joe Lynch discuss Tive’s validated, real-time visibility for pharma. Josh is CRO at Tive , a leading provider of real-time supply chain visibility insights that help logistics professionals actively manage their in-transit shipments’ location and condition. About Josh Allen .

Top Solutions for Supply Chain Agility

Logistics Viewpoints

Digital Twin from Infor Nexus Drives Supply Chain Agility. When it comes to driving supply chain agility there are several solutions that are important, but the key solution is a Multi-enterprise Supply Chain Network (MSCN).

Improving Supply Chain Resilience: How A Digital Supply Chain Orchestration Platform Can Help

Talking Logistics

As we near the end of 2022, supply chain and logistics executives are busy preparing their strategies, plans, and budgets to deal with the inflation, uncertainty, and risks that are clouding the year ahead.

Brake Safety Week inspectors place 13.3% of vehicles out of service

Fleet Owner

Officials in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico conducted 38,117 inspections of commercial motor vehicles during the special Aug. 21-27 brake-related enforcement event. Equipment

A Deep Dive Into Supply Chain Strategy: Why Yours Isn't Working

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain design in this post-pandemic era of economic uncertainty.

Greenscreens Funding Announcement with Dawn Salvucci Favier

The Logistics of Logistics

Dawn Salvucci-Favier announces Greenscreens.ai funding round with Tiger Global. Dawn is CEO & Chief Product Officer for Greenscreens.ai. About Dawn Salvucci-Favier. Dawn Salvucci-Favier is the CEO and Chief Product Officer at Greenscreens.ai.

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This Week in Logistics News (November 12 – 18)

Logistics Viewpoints

This is our last weekly news roundup before for the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s hard to believe that we are getting ready for stuffed turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie. So, what does the 2022 Thanksgiving holiday look like?

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (November 18, 2022)

Talking Logistics

“We need to know what is going on with sheep.” So wrote the 9-year old daughter of former FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in her notebook, according to a tweet posted by Pai. Then comes this story from China, as reported by The Daily Mail, about “a flock of sheep [that] has been caught walking round.

Blue lights, HOS regs incompatible with good sleep

Overdrive Online

Top docs studying sleep agree on one thing: Trucking's hours of service regulations, and the growing need to be constantly looking at screens, don't set OTR operators up for good sleep or health. There are paths, however, to better rest.

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Getting Started With Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design

To build your supply chain’s agility and responsiveness, you need to look at scenarios more frequently instead of relying on a single plan. Let’s explore how you can apply scenario modeling in supply chain network design.

Back to basics: Proper maintenance and fuel strategies for fleets

Fleet Owner

Many fleets have the wrong ideas about reducing costs in these difficult times. Using data to look at fuel cost per mile instead of per gallon, and understanding the optimal life cycles of trucks without overextending them, will save money. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

5 Signs It’s Time to Switch Software Providers

WorkWave

Time To Read: 3 minutes. Field service professionals know the old adage, don’t fix what isn’t broken. But what about not fixing what is broken? When you ignore a problem, the result is always the same: a bigger problem to fix down the road.

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Editor’s Pick: The German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics.

Chem transporter Quantix buys five fleets

Commercial Carrier Journal

Quantix continues to scale services in Texas and the Gulf Coast regions. Also: Penske adding renewable diesel to Calif. locations; Influential Woman in Trucking winner announced; UPS acquires of European/Latin American healthcare logistics provider. Business / Mergers & Acquisitions

How to Gain a Competitive Edge: A Deep Dive Into Supplier Diversity Programs

Speaker: Rod Robinson - SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs and how you can gain invaluable competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

Most important KPIs for maintenance effectiveness

Fleet Owner

With the amount of data in trucking, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Here's four of the most important key performance indicators to pay attention to. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

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Layoffs Now Effect the Shipping Industry

MTS Logistics

While we’ve seen layoffs in the tech industry skyrocket over the past few months, we’re now observing them in the shipping industry – in the middle of Peak Season. The Situation.

Solving for Dark Spots and Data Gaps in the Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Inefficient. Unproductive. Expensive. Dark spots and data gaps in the supply chain are more than annoying. They’re costly, time-consuming and result in high amounts of extra effort.