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If An 18-Year-Old Truck Driver Comes to Pick Up Your Shipment

Talking Logistics

It appears that few carriers are interested in training and hiring truck drivers younger than 21 years old. But that is okay, because it also appears that not many young people are interested in becoming a truck driver anyway. As John Gallagher reported in FreightWaves last month, “The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says only. Read more The post If An 18-Year-Old Truck Driver Comes to Pick Up Your Shipment appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Coupa Leverages Community Intelligence to Power AI

Logistics Viewpoints

Leagh Turner, CEO of Coupa In December 2022, Thomas Bravo acquired the public company Coupa and took it private. In November of the following year, Leagh Turner became the new chief executive officer of Coupa. Coupa is a supplier of spend management solutions. New CEOs are brought in to drive change. Coupa grew quickly for years, but Thomas Bravo sought more profitable growth.

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Outpacing Disruption by Regionalizing Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Gartner predicts that by 2028, 70% of companies will adopt regionally diversified supply chain models to improve network resiliency in the face of ongoing global disruptions.

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Drayage Service Challenges: Tips for Seamless Shipping

Trinity Logistics

You can consider drayage service the unsung hero of shipping. It’s crucial to global supply chains, bridging the gap for both intermodal and international shipments. Growing businesses often develop a need for drayage services but can easily get overwhelmed by it. Unlike truckload or less-than-truckload (LTL), getting your items picked up and delivered with drayage shipping sometimes isn’t a straightforward process.

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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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Charity Champions: Specialized Trucking and a Mission with Joyce Brenny

The Logistics of Logistics

Joyce Brenny and Joe Lynch discuss charity champions: specialized trucking and a mission. Joyce is the CEO & Founder of Brenny Transportation , a Minnesota based trucking company that specializes in the transportation of large, heavy, and bulky items that necessitate specialized handling, equipment, and permits. Summary: Charity Champions: Specialized Trucking and a Mission In this podcast, we explore the world of specialized trucking with Joyce Brenny, CEO and founder of Brenny Transportati

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Navigating the Challenge of Dwell Time in E-commerce Logistics

Stord

In e-commerce, every second counts. Customer satisfaction hinges on more than just the quality of the products purchased; it's also deeply influenced by the efficiency and reliability of the delivery process. One crucial aspect that can make or break this experience is dwell time—the often overlooked interval that could be silently eroding your brand's reputation and customer satisfaction levels.

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Quick Hit Blog – TrakItPRO: The Ultimate Solution in Freight Visibility

Dedola Global Logistics

We understand the complexities and frustrations involved in freight forwarding. Importing freight to the US comes with challenges, ranging from outdated technology to inefficient communication. That’s why we developed TrakItPRO, a state-of-the-art cargo visibility tracking system designed to streamline freight forwarding for companies like yours.

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Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR): Enhancing Supply Chain Efficiency

10xLogistics

In the complex world of supply chain management, the pursuit of efficiency and effectiveness is unending. Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR) is a strategy that has revolutionized this space, offering a systematic approach to reducing supply chain inefficiencies. This blog post will explore what CPFR is, why companies are interested in it, how it yields better results, and provide real-world examples of its application in business.

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Where the Next Conflict Could Be and How It Could Affect Your Shipments

MTS Logistics

I was at the TPM meeting back in early 2024. While everyone was mainly discussing the Houthi attacks on ships in the Suez Canal, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates was the main guest at the event and had a different threat in mind. When the moderator asked if there is any area that we should keep an eye on, he mentioned the possibility of an escalation in the Taiwan Strait.

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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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Container Lifecycle Management: Gnosis Freight Streamlines International Logistics with Jake Hoffman

The Logistics of Logistics

Jake Hoffman and Joe Lynch discuss the Gnosis Freight Container Lifecycle Management® Platform and how Gnosis streamlines international logistics. Jake is the Chief Technical Officer at Gnosis Freight , the freight-tech company that pioneered the world’s first Container Lifecycle Management® Platform, which is a supply chain platform focused on the full lifecycle of shipping containers.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 17, 2024)

Talking Logistics

60 cents. That is all that is separating my son from his college diploma. I received an invoice from Cornell University this week for 60 cents. After paying them a ridiculous $$$,$$$ of my hard-earned money over the past four years, they still want some of the spare change I have in my car. I’m. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 17, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Happening Now: Supply Chain Prominence Brings Greater Scrutiny

West Coast and California Logistics

As the role of supply chains has become more prominent in organizational strategy, their leaders are now more integral to and influential within the C-suite. According to Supply Chain Management Review , however, this increased importance has led to greater scrutiny in several areas, including spending, customer experience, and regulatory compliance.

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May 2024 Freight Market Update

Trinity Logistics

Stay up to date on the latest information on conditions impacting the freight market, curated by Trinity Logistics through our Freightwaves Sonar subscription. FREIGHT VOLUMES ARE ACTUALLY UP It seems much of the news clippings have been around freight rates and how they remain suppressed. One could jump to the conclusion that this is a result of freight volumes being down.

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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 Journey to Net-Zero: A New Approach for the Chemicals Industry

Supply Chain Brain

The chemicals industry, which contributes trillions of dollars to the global economy every year, is undergoing a significant transformation due to recent social and political trends.

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Labor Shortages: What Are Supply Chain and Logistics Companies Doing to Survive the Challenge?

Talking Logistics

Chris Jones, Executive Vice President, Industry at Descartes Systems Group, has been our guest on Talking Logistics several times to discuss the various challenges associated with labor shortages. In a January 2022 episode we discussed, “The Labor Shortage Problem: Why It’s Bigger Than You Think.” A couple of months ago Chris shared insights from a.

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Mastering Temperature-Controlled Shipping to Ignite Grilling Season

Blue Grace Logistics

Mastering Temperature-Controlled Shipping to Ignite Grilling Season Search Search BlueGrace Logistics - May 15, 2024 As grilling season heats up, it’s crucial to maintain the freshness of temperature-sensitive proteins during their transit. What you will learn in this blog: The Vital Role of Temperature-Controlled Shipping Challenges and Solutions for Temperature-Controlled Protein Shipping Utilizing Technology to Simplify and Drive Efficiency As temperatures climb, the excitement for gri

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More than a Warehouse: What Food Logistics Companies Can Offer

West Coast and California Logistics

Warehousing for food and beverage products entails much more than simple storage. These facilities perform critical supply chain steps that keep products safe and preserve their integrity as they make their way to your customers. In this article, we identify five key abilities to look for in food logistics companies that handle warehouse distribution for your products.

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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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The Role of AI in Logistics: Getting Beyond Hope and Hype

Supply Chain Brain

The actual experience of many logistics and other business executives suggests that artificial intelligence remains more a subject of hope and hype than a practical tool in everyday use.

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California School District Adds 10 Electric School Buses, Chargers to Fleet

NGT News

The Salinas City Elementary School District (SCESD) in California has added 10 new electric school buses and 10 new electric bus chargers to the district’s school bus fleet. These new buses will primarily serve students with special needs, improving the students and drivers’ experience by providing clean and quiet transportation. SCESD serves the second most […] The post California School District Adds 10 Electric School Buses, Chargers to Fleet appeared first on NGT News.

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Data-Driven Team Management for Fleet-Based Service Businesses

Linxup

For a business to thrive, having a skilled team is crucial. Many field service companies face challenges in hiring and keeping employees. Factors like physical demands, the desire of younger workers for fulfilling jobs, competition within the field, and the impact of advancing technology make finding and retaining talent a priority. But how can this be achieved?

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May 15, 2024 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Comments This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home May 15, 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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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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Unions for Migrant Indonesian, Taiwanese Fishers Push for Humane Working Conditions

Supply Chain Brain

Unions are demanding fair wages, collective bargaining agreements, access to Wi-Fi, and a dedicated system to handle grievances without fear of retaliation.

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Zeem Developing Port of Long Beach Charging Depot for Electric Drayage Trucks

NGT News

Zeem Solutions, an electric vehicle charging infrastructure and fleet management provider, is developing a large-capacity EV charging depot for electric drayage trucks serving the Port of Long Beach. The site will enable drayage truck companies operating from the San Pedro Bay Port complex to comply with new California zero-emission regulations, resulting in a significant reduction […] The post Zeem Developing Port of Long Beach Charging Depot for Electric Drayage Trucks appeared first on

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Remaining Bridge Section Detonated As Baltimore Port Recovery Continues

MTS Logistics

Authorities in Baltimore successfully conducted the controlled demolition of the largest remaining steel section of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge this past Monday. The process utilized explosives to break down the 500-foot-long span, which had previously fallen onto the bow of the 213-million-pound Dali cargo ship during the initial accident on March 26th.

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The Role of Supply Chain Visibility, Traceability & Intelligence

CLX Logistics

Logistics and supply chain management firms strive to achieve operational excellence in any industry while juggling dynamic economic and logistic changes. This involves leveraging visibility, traceability, and intelligence to transform operations and improve the shipping process. By incorporating these elements, firms can enhance operational efficiency, reduce risks, and meet customer expectations.

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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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Accelerating Warehouse Automation in the Logistics Industry

Supply Chain Brain

The rise of digitization is making warehouse processes more efficient, by automating tasks and giving employees time to focus on more complex duties.

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Penske Truck Leasing Becomes Charter Member of Zero-Emission Coalition

NGT News

Powering America’s Commercial Transportation (PACT), a coalition focused on education and advocacy for accelerating construction of nationwide infrastructure for medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), has added Penske Truck Leasing as a charter member. Penske will hold a permanent seat on the PACT board of directors. Paul Rosa, senior vice president of Procurement and Fleet […] The post Penske Truck Leasing Becomes Charter Member of Zero-Emission Coalition appeared first on

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Diversity: The Catalyst for Innovation and Success in Logistics and Business

MTS Logistics

In the rapidly changing and developing business world, catching up with trends, keeping up with the times and following innovations are essential for a company. It is possible to say the same things about the logistics sector, which has a considerable size in the world economy. Logistics service providers are looking for different solutions in order to take part in the logistics market, compete with the giants and make a difference.