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Plastic in Logistics: Friend or Foe?

Supply Chain Brain

The role of plastic in logistics cannot be boiled down to "friend or foe." Instead, plastic should be seen as a dynamic material that requires continuous evaluation and improvement.

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How AI Can Transform Intralogistics

Logistics Business Magazine

There are many safety and efficiency gains to be experienced with the help of artificial intelligence, especially if technology is allowed to coexist with humans – as Kardex states in its new publication. Despite the complexity, initial operating costs, and resource-intensive implementation, AI has emerged as a crucial Industry 4.0 solution. AI can help companies meet challenges linked to increased customer demands, new and existing needs for streamlined logistics, and labour shortages.

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Bridging Two Realms: The Digital-Analog Dance in Logistics

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Email This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home Bridging Two Realms: The Digital-Analog Dance in Logistics Ian Arroyo Unbox your Freight knowledge. Visit our Resource Center The Digital Contradiction In the digital age, it’s easy to assume that all industries are racing to become fully digital.

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Happening Now: Air cargo peak season boost not likely

West Coast and California Logistics

Industry experts were hoping to see a late-2023 surge in air cargo demand. According to Air Cargo News , however, that doesn’t appear to be happening. Data shows that demand for air cargo only rose 2% in October as compared to September: a lower increase than many had hoped to see.

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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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Inventory Control: 6 Ways to Maximize Profitability & Minimize Costs

Cyzerg

Inventory control is a crucial element of success in the ever-evolving world of warehousing. Effective inventory management can significantly impact a company's profitability and overall financial health. However, balancing maximizing profitability and minimizing storage costs can be like walking a tightrope. With the right strategies and tools, businesses can master the art of inventory control.

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Order Fulfillment Pricing: Why Details are Your Friend

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In today's fiercely competitive e-commerce landscape, where super-efficient fulfillment is critical, the pricing for order fulfillment services remains a puzzle. For e-retailers, understanding pricing basics is vital, especially since 60% of online retailers at least partially outsource fulfillment. But be wary of providers who promise to make it easy with instant quotes based on limited data.

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From Push-Cart to Cutting-Edge Robotics: China Skips Traditional Warehouse Automation

Logistics Viewpoints

Ten years ago, an ARC Advisory Group colleague described the China residential telecommunications landscape to me as one that advanced from traditional in-person communication (think Rocky Balboa saying “ I’ll just call you…I’ll go ‘Hey yo! ’ ”) directly to cellular networks – virtually skipping the entire 20th century paradigm of landline telephone communications.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (November 3, 2023)

Talking Logistics

It’s been a very long week for me, but a relatively short one for supply chain and logistics news. Without delay, here’s what caught my attention this week: Flexport Buying Convoy’s Tech: Going the “One-Stop-Shop” 3PL Route A couple of weeks ago, the news broke that Convoy was shutting down its operations (see my commentary. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (November 3, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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LTL in a Post-Yellow World with Curtis Garrett

The Logistics of Logistics

Curtis Garrett and Joe Lynch discuss LTL in a Post-Yellow world. Curtis is the Senior VP of LTL at FreightPlus , a managed transportation provider. Curtis is also the Founder of Understand LTL , an LTL training firm. Curtis is hosting the industry’s first live LTL Mastermind Event, November 9 th and 10 th in High Point, North Carolina. About Curtis Garrett Curtis Garrett is the Senior VP of LTL at FreightPlus, a managed transportation provider.

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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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Order Fulfillment Pricing: Why Details are Your Friend

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In today's fiercely competitive e-commerce landscape, where super-efficient fulfillment is critical, the pricing for order fulfillment services remains a puzzle. For e-retailers, understanding pricing basics is vital, especially since 60% of online retailers at least partially outsource fulfillment. But be wary of providers who promise to make it easy with instant quotes based on limited data.

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Supply Chain Software’s Best Return on Investment

Logistics Viewpoints

Per $1 billion in company revenues, no supply chain application has a better return on investment (ROI) than network design! The larger the supply chain, the bigger the payout. Further, these projects are not for the faint of heart. Executives must have the fortitude to make changes in the operating policies and the network infrastructure that may affect the lives of employees.

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Owner-operator pays a visit to TQL's office over nonpayment

Overdrive Online

When one owner said he was pushed too far by TQL withholding payments on $8,000 worth of loads, he took matters into his own hands and visited their headquarters. It worked.

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The Freight Brokerage Market with Kevin Hill

The Logistics of Logistics

Kevin Hill and Joe Lynch discuss the freight brokerage market. Kevin is the owner of Brush Pass Research , a sales and marketing research firm that helps companies sell to freight brokerages across North America. About Kevin Hill Kevin Hill is a respected expert in the freight industry, with over 10 years of experience in sales, marketing, and media production.

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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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Corporate Budgets Are Tightening. Where’s Supply Chain Spending Going Today?

Supply Chain Brain

With near-term consumer demand uncertain, and high interest rates likely to continue for some time, corporate belts are tightening. So what are companies spending money on today?

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WorkWave Delivers Profitable Growth in Q3, Attracting New Customers and Garnering Industry-Wide Recognition

WorkWave

Time To Read: 3 minutes HOLMDEL, N.J, OCTOBER 30, 2023 – WorkWave®, a leading provider of SaaS software solutions that support every stage of a service business’s life cycle, today reports that it continues to experience significant growth, with a 34% increase in software bookings Q3 year over year, and a 66% increase in new customers versus Q3 2022, in addition to continued best-in-class customer retention. “WorkWave’s consistently strong performance is impressive to me not just b

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Convoy's collapse: Was the tech worth the hype?

Overdrive Online

Convoy promised to "disrupt" trucking and make it more efficient. Yet the "move fast and break things" tech approach spelled disaster in trucking. After the broker's stunning failure, owner-operators are left wondering if they'll ever get paid.

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The steps to implement quality management in manufacturing

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Quality management (QM) ensures products are delivered to a specific quality standard and that processes maintain those standards. It can also help to reduce costs, rework and scrap. To be effective it requires not only investment in time and resources but also support from the top floor to the shop floor. Manufacturers who want to implement QM, or improve it, need to be aware of what steps they need to take so that QM efforts are successful.

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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 Blind Spot in Shipping: The Unseen Environmental Cost

Supply Chain Brain

When consumers are informed about the carbon cost of shipping and the environmental impact of their choices, they are empowered to make decisions that align with their values.

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Vision RNG and WIN Waste Developing New RNG Projects

NGT News

Vision RNG and WIN Waste Innovations are partnering to build two significant projects to convert landfill gas to renewable natural gas (RNG) at WIN Waste’s Seneca County landfill in Seneca County, Ohio, and its Tunnel Hill Reclamation landfill in Perry County, Ohio. The RNG produced from the projects is expected to be used by customers […] The post Vision RNG and WIN Waste Developing New RNG Projects appeared first on NGT News.

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Owner-operator John Schiltz: A keen eye on maintenance

Overdrive Online

John Schiltz is Overdrive's Trucker of the Month for October, putting him in contention for 2023 Trucker of the Year. His perseverance as an owner-operator since 2010, with a keen eye toward maintenance, is one among many reasons for his success.

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Making quality management work in manufacturing

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Quality management is one of those things that you only realize the importance of when it does not work. When quality controls are on track, they improve efficiency and cost, and things hum along. But when they go awry, quality issues can drive up material and labor costs, threaten margins, and result in missed orders. Having a modern quality management system in place is therefore critical.

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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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Outlooks in Logistics Management: How to Create Resilient Supply Chains in 2023

Supply Chain Brain

To navigate the year ahead, firms should act now to build policies, implement processes, and partner with third-party experts to create sustainable supply chain logistics and improved data processes.

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Trinity Logistics’ Aaron Lansink Promoted to Vice President of Iowa Regional Service Center

Trinity Logistics

Trinity Logistics, a leading nationwide logistics provider, is thrilled to announce the promotion of Aaron Lansink to the position of Vice President of its Iowa Regional Service Center. With his dedication, extensive experience, and proven leadership, Lansink’s promotion reflects Trinity Logistics’ commitment to fostering internal talent. Prior to joining Trinity Logistics, Lansink owned and operated his own trucking company for five years.

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Facing CARB deadline, port dray haulers learn from initial e-trucks

Overdrive Online

If there's anywhere a Class 8 electric tractor has the potential to excel, it's short-run port drayage. It's not as simple as plug in, charge up and go, as fleets like IMC and their drivers are finding with initial implementation of battery electrics.

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Supply Chain Coaching – What is it and Why use a Coach with Trent

Logistics Bureau

So, what is Supply Chain Coaching? Is it a thing? What are the reasons for using a coach? What can they help you with? This week, we hear from Trent Morris, who regularly coaches businesses in Supply Chain improvement all over the world.

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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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Supply Chain Resiliency: Driving Innovation Through Evolution

Supply Chain Brain

Ongoing disruption requires companies to make a fundamental shift in their supply chain strategy. What makes this transformation so difficult is that the scope of change required is extensive, involving many internal (and external) stakeholders, data and technology.

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[Video] Pricing Optimization at Delly’s: A Case Study in Successful AI Enablement

Talking Logistics

Companies across virtually all industries are looking for ways to drive profitable growth. They’re also looking for ways to leverage Artificial Intelligence technology to improve their operations and achieve business benefits, but to do so without having to rip out and replace their existing systems and processes, which would be very expensive and disruptive.

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Clogged highways come at a steep cost

Truck News

This column would have been completed sooner, but I was stuck in traffic. There’s nothing unusual about that. Not in the Greater Toronto Area.

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