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Silicon Valley in a Box with Mike Zayonc

The Logistics of Logistics

Mike Zayonc and Joe Lynch discuss Silicon Valley in a box, a nickname for Plug and Play Ventures, a global startup accelerator and venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley, California. Mike is a Partner at Plug and Play where he founded the firm’s $25.5M Supply Chain Fund and Supply Chain accelerator program. About Mike Zayonc Mike Zayonc is a Partner at Plug and Play where he founded the firm’s $25.5M Supply Chain Fund as well as the Supply Chain accelerators based in Silicon Va

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10 Key Warehouse Management System Features

Cyzerg

The right software will help you tackle many of the challenges of operating warehouses. While you can use many different tools and software solutions for this purpose, one of the most impactful is a warehouse management system with the right features and functions.

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European B2C Fulfillment Practices Could Be Coming to the U.S.

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Europe was the birthplace of the modern port and has always provided inspiration on what’s next in logistics, including eCommerce fulfillment.

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3 Ways to Simplify Freight Procurement Complexity

Shipsta

The freight procurement processes can be like navigating a maze – complex and challenging. As the saying goes, “smooth seas never made skillful sailors”, but how can you navigate these rough waters and come out on top?

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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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Gathering Inventory Data with Sankalp Arora

The Logistics of Logistics

Sankalp Arora and Joe Lynch discuss gathering inventory data, a function that is being transformed by Sankalp’s company Gather AI. Sankalp is CEO and Co-founder at Gather AI, a warehouse automation company that has created the world’s first drone-powered inventory monitoring solution. About Sankalp Arora Sankalp Arora is an accomplished entrepreneur and roboticist, currently serving as the CEO and Co-founder of Gather AI, a cutting-edge warehouse automation company.

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Trucking sounds off to EPA on new Phase 3 emissions regs

Overdrive Online

Trucking stakeholders asked the agency to consider the infrastructure challenges ahead for meeting the strict regs. The vast majority of commenters at hearings ongoing this week, however, called for even stricter emissions regs on heavy-duty trucks.

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Negotiating With A Chatbot: A Walmart Procurement Case Study

Talking Logistics

This past February we asked members of our Indago supply chain research community — who are all supply chain and logistics executives from manufacturing, retail, and distribution companies — “Is your company using Artificial Intelligence in its supply chain or logistics operations?” More than two-thirds of the respondents (68%) said they weren’t using AI and.

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California could phase out diesel locomotives

Supply Chain and Logistics

It’s not just trucks. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) wants to phase out diesel locomotives as well. Diesel locomotives could well be a more insidious polluter than diesel trucks.

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Simmons Foods’ Approach to Transportation Spend

Logistics Viewpoints

On April 4 th , Kyle Masters – the senior manager of transportation procurement at Simmons Foods, participated in a webinar hosted by Emerge. The webinar focused on Simmons Food’s approach to transportation procurement. Simmons Foods, and its affiliates, are suppliers of poultry, pet, and animal nutrition products. This family-owned business is headquartered in Siloam Springs Arkansas in the US.

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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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Hyundai bringing hydrogen fuel cell truck to the U.S.

Commercial Carrier Journal

Hyundai points to its XCIENT fuel cell as a more appropriate technology than all-electric for more challenging applications like Class 8 trucks.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 5, 2023)

Talking Logistics

50 miles. I plan to cycle 50 miles tomorrow as I continue to train for the JDRF Ride in Burlington, VT, which is just 85 days away. I’ll be cycling 100 hilly miles that day, along with other Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure teammates. Am I in shape to cycle 50 miles? I’ll find out. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 5, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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California banning diesel truck sales in 2036

Overdrive Online

What's more, a new rule approved unanimously by CARB will also require drayage operators to begin transitioning to electric trucks as soon as 2024, with a full diesel phase-out at the ports by 2035.

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SDI and the MRO Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

At the ARC Industry Leadership Forum in February, I had the opportunity to sit down with John Delligatti, Director of Digital Supply Chain Transformation at SDI , to discuss the pandemic, Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO), and the future of supply chain management. I asked John to give some deeper insights on a few key points. First, give me some insight on how the pandemic affected the MRO space.

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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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House bill clips FMCSA's ability to implement speed limiters

Commercial Carrier Journal

The DRIVE Act would "prohibit. [FMCSA] from issuing a rule or regulation requiring certain vehicles to be equipped with speed limiting devices.

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What’s Your Approach to Selecting a Supply Chain Software Solution?

Talking Logistics

When it comes to supply chain software selection, there is the classic “Best-of-Breed vs. ERP” debate. There is also, in many cases, tension between what the supply chain organization wants and what corporate IT dictates. To get a pulse on where companies stand on this topic, we asked members of our Indago supply chain research. Read more The post What’s Your Approach to Selecting a Supply Chain Software Solution?

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The costs of going electric are too great, the benefits too few

Truck News

There are bandwagons I can happily jump aboard. The Toronto Blue Jays come playoff time, for example. And of course Game of Thrones, Daenerys Targaryen in particular.

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End of an era, new beginnings for CAP Trucking

Overdrive Online

From a 750-square-foot warehouse at the Sanford Farmer's Market to 45,000 feet of space at 32-truck JT Carriers' headquarters, CAP owner and 2022 Small Fleet Champ Chris Porricelli embarks on a new journey with new merger, partnership to build biz.

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How to Conduct Workplace Incident Investigations to Create Safer Workplaces

This white paper provides a comprehensive overview of global workplace incident trends, focusing on the top three biases leading to such incidents. It also highlights the significance of CSA Z1005 as a risk management standard and outlines the ROI of thorough incident investigations, covering emergency response to post-incident interviews. Additionally, it introduces an Investigation Evidence Gathering Matrix.

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A Shipper’s Guide to Stone Transport

Trinity Logistics

Stone materials are very versatile and often used in industries like construction, interior decorating, and landscaping. However, transporting stone can be a difficult task for many reasons. Stone materials can be heavy and bulky and yet surprisingly fragile at times and easy to chip or crack. Just as there are various uses of stone, there are just as many challenges to shipping it.

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WorkWave Launches TEAM by WorkWave in Europe

WorkWave

Time To Read: 3 minutes The global workforce management platform offers modern, end-to-end software solutions for contractors, cleaning services and security personnel BRIERLEY HILL, UNITED KINGDOM, May 3, 2023 – WorkWave®, a leading provider of SaaS software solutions that support every stage of a service business’s life cycle, today announced the launch of TEAM by WorkWave, the next generation of its Timegate platform for contractors, cleaning services and security personnel, now a

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CNG-Powered Mack Granite Available for Refuse and Recycling Fleets

NGT News

Mack Trucks rolled out a compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Mack Granite truck this week at the 2023 WasteExpo, presenting an option for refuse and recycling customers that want an alternative-fuel solution or that generate their own fuel. The Mack Granite CNG model features a 320 hp Cummins L9N engine paired with an Allison 4500 fully […] The post CNG-Powered Mack Granite Available for Refuse and Recycling Fleets appeared first on NGT News.

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Small fleet’s custom 2019 Pete pulls a hopper

Overdrive Online

Brian Cobb, a driver for 22-truck Envision Logistics out of Owensboro, Kentucky, showed this impressive 2019 Peterbilt 389 at the 2023 Mid-America Trucking Show, where it earned a third-place nod in the First Show -- Combo class.

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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 Product Label Imperative for Sustainability

Supply Chain Brain

Labeling has a critical role to play in sustainability, by being the consumers’ gateway to information and disclosures on sustainability efforts, which will help guide their purchasing decisions.

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The story of Clare, the Truck Driver Doll, a Series of Coincidences

Women in Trucking

The Women In Trucking Association was searching for ways to reach the next generation to introduce them to careers in transportation. The idea of a doll was considered, and we reached out to Mattel to see if we could get a truck driver Barbie doll.

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Merge Electric Fleet Solutions Announces FleetScription for Electric Vehicles

NGT News

Merge Electric Fleet Solutions has debuted an all-inclusive electric vehicle subscription package that includes the elements needed in order to add EVs to business fleets: duty-capable vehicles, charging services, data analytics, deployment planning, reporting and driver support. Building on Merge’s expertise in fleet electrification, FleetScription delivers a comprehensive set of services that reduce risk, complexity […] The post Merge Electric Fleet Solutions Announces FleetScription for

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'WTFFMCSA'? So asks group of carriers in agency authority system

Overdrive Online

The FMCSA is considering updating its registration system as strange patterns in the federal authority data come to light. This story investigates claims of possible double brokering and other fraud -- and the just plain unexplained.

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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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ArcBest boosts freight visibility, slashes load/unload time

Commercial Carrier Journal

ArcBest platform can unload an entire trailer in seconds, better organize the freight and give all stakeholders real-time visibility from dock to dock.

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What About the Overstock Problem?

Supply Chain Brain

Over the past three years, retailers have been wrestling with product shortages and increasingly painful out-of-stock issues. More recently, however, they’ve been struggling with overstocks.

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Natural Gas Vehicle Institute Expands Beyond Natural Gas

NGT News

The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute (NGVi), an ASE-accredited training provider, is launching the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute (AFVi). AFVi will offer training courses to drivers, vehicle technicians and fueling station personnel involved with light-, medium- and heavy-duty fleets that operate hydrogen, propane and electric vehicles. “While we’ve spent the better part of 30 years specializing […] The post Natural Gas Vehicle Institute Expands Beyond Natural Gas appeared first on