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Watch: Logistics Prepares for the Challenges of 2023

Supply Chain Brain

Craig Henry, U.S. industry manager of intralogistics with Siemens, discusses the continuing labor shortage, inflationary pressures and the need to invest smartly in technologies.

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Home Delivery Performance: Ticking Time Bomb or Market Opportunity?

Talking Logistics

Delivery has always been part of the order fulfillment process, but it’s only been in recent years that it has emerged from a cost center, back-end process to become a competitive differentiator and a key driver of customer experience. Even if everything goes perfect in the sales process, a poor delivery experience can quickly taint. Read more The post Home Delivery Performance: Ticking Time Bomb or Market Opportunity?

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Shipper’s Guide to Planning Ahead

Food Logistics

Data shows there is a consensus that revenue will increase and inventory levels will build. Shippers are going to buy more inventory because they have confidence order volumes will increase and revenue will be stronger through spring.

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How to Find a Fulfillment Partner with Joe Spisak

The Logistics of Logistics

Joe Spisak and Joe Lynch discuss how to find a fulfillment partner. Joe Spisak is the Founder and CEO of www.Fulfill.com , a marketplace that connects ecommerce brands with the right warehousing and fulfillment partners. About Joe Spisak Joe Spisak is the Founder and CEO of www.Fulfill.com , a marketplace that connects ecommerce brands with the right warehousing and fulfillment partners.

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GEP Procurement & Supply Chain Tech Trends Report

The technological landscape is dynamic and changes quickly. And for procurement and supply chain leaders looking to harness the power of technology to navigate complex challenges and an uncertain business environment, keeping up with the latest trends can be its own obstacle. So, what’s on the technological horizon for procurement and supply chain for the year ahead?

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A Discussion on Warehouse Automation Featuring Marc Wulfraat

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Supply chain consultant Marc Wulfraat joined Amware’s EVP of Strategy & Operations, Chad Warzecha, on a recent episode of Unboxing Fulfillment – the modern B2C fulfillment podcast. They discussed various aspects of warehouse automation. Check out the full 30-minute discussion or read on for key insights.

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Trucking giant Knight-Swift acquiring U.S. Xpress

Commercial Carrier Journal

The transaction has already been approved by both companies and is expected to close in the late second or early third quarter of this year. U.S. Xpress will continue to operate as an independent brand.

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Why is o9 Solutions Growing So Fast?

Logistics Viewpoints

Chakri Gottemukkala, CEO at Supply Chain Planning Vendor o9 Solutions There are several young supply chain software companies that are unicorns. A unicorn has a valuation of over $1 billion. One of the more interesting is o9 Solutions. In January of 2022, Dallas-based o9 Solutions was valued at $2.7 billion after a funding round. Based on their growth, the company may be worth even more now.

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Should Your Warehouse Fulfillment Network Include Multiple DCs?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Online sellers continue to struggle with how many warehouses they need to keep customers happy, while controlling overall product distribution costs. The size of your fulfillment warehouse network depends on a number of factors, including the uniqueness of your product. Amware CEO, Harry Drajpuch, addresses this question in this short video clip.

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Inventory Discrepancy: What It Means & How to Avoid It

Ship Monk

If you want to strike fear into the heart of an ecommerce business owner, say the words, “inventory discrepancy.” Much like, “Houston, we have a problem,” it’s a loaded phrase that requires all hands on deck until the cause of the discrepancy is identified and the problem is resolved. Unfortunately, inventory discrepancies are a common occurrence in many ecommerce businesses and fulfillment warehouses.

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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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Flexible Warehousing with Flexe CEO Karl Siebrecht

The Logistics of Logistics

Karl Siebrecht and Joe Lynch discuss flexible warehousing, which is exactly what Karl and the Flexe team provides to their customers. Karl is the Co-Founder and CEO of Flexe , a company that solves the hardest omnichannel logistics problems for the world’s largest retailers and brands. About Karl Siebrecht Karl Siebrecht is the Co-Founder and CEO of Flexe, a company that solves the hardest omnichannel logistics problems for the world’s largest retailers and brands.

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Why won't freight procurement go back to the pre-pandemic scenarios?

Shipsta

Three years ago, we were all hoping for a return to the so-called normalcy. Now, getting "back to normal" seems further away than ever.

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Welcome to A Day at ProMat 2023

Logistics Viewpoints

ProMat 2023 is being held this week, March 202 -23 in Chicago. I spent the full day yesterday roaming the floor and meeting with exhibitors. For those of you that were unable to attend, this article will provide a thorough second-hand experience of a day at this expansive exhibit. ProMat 2023 occupied both McCormick Place South and McCormick Place North with over 1,000 exhibitors.

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Leaf Logistics launches multi-shipper dedicated fleets

Supply Chain and Logistics

Leaf Logistics, an innovative truckload freight platform, has a unique recipe for reducing unloaded miles and matching carriers with driver-friendly routes, called Flex Fleets.

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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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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (March 24, 2023)

Talking Logistics

I attended ProMat in Chicago this week. If you’ve never been to ProMat, it’s like Disney World for supply chain and logistics professionals. Crowds of people, more than 1,000 rides (I mean, exhibitors) spread out across two enormous halls, some vendor booths as big as skyscrapers, and the loud, nonstop sounds of conversations, robots, presentations, Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (March 24, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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DSV announces acquisitions of S&M Moving Systems West and Global Diversity Logistics

Logistics Management

DSV said that the objective of these acquisitions are three-fold: to augment its position within the semiconductor industry; align with its new Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport operations; and support its growing cross-border services into Latin America. It added that these acquisitions are expected to be made official next month.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 18 – 24)

Logistics Viewpoints

A few weeks ago I wrote that Little Brown Bakers, the manufacturer behind Girl Scout Cookies , is warning of unforeseen supply issues that will be impacting both manufacturing and distribution of its treats. The company said that digital orders could take longer than normal to fulfill due to unforeseen supply chain shortages, but in-person distribution of cookies will not be impacted by the supply chain issues.

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How to secure your ERP system

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Manufacturers depend on their ERP system to optimize business processes, unify their different functions and platforms, and provide them with information to make decisions. But with ransomware and cyberattacks on the rise, securing the ERP system is now becoming a top priority. Why are ERP systems attacked? ERP systems contain very important and confidential information.

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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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How to hold the line: A playbook to push back on cheap freight

Overdrive Online

When Joe Bielucki got an email from a corporate logistics director that his rates would take a hit, he was fuming. But with an iron grip on fundamentals, and some advice from his wife, he persuaded them to reverse course and throw in some other perks too.

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Biggest gets bigger: Knight-Swift buying USX for $808 million in huge TL deal

Logistics Management

Phoenix-based Knight-Swift Transportation, already the biggest player in the TL market at $4.5 billion revenue last year, is buying Chattanooga, Tenn.-based U.S. Xpress, which ranked ninth in TL revenue last year at $2.2 billion. The deal is valued at $808 million, including assumption of $484 million of debt.

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Logistics Outsourcing Tender – How Many Suppliers to Invite?

Logistics Bureau

This is a really common question. How many Suppliers should you include in your Logistics Outsourcing tender? View the entire video to discover the answer !

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Priority program extends green lights to optimize freight flow

Commercial Carrier Journal

Freight operators can connect via their telematics devices or via an app to send their GPS coordinates to the Freight Priority system, which can then extend a green light to allow the truck to move through traffic without stopping.

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GEP Spend Category Outlook 2024

Your Roadmap to Smarter Spend Management in 2024 Geopolitical, economic and supply chain challenges will stick around in 2024, but don’t despair. There are strategic opportunities to leverage AI-powered technology and digital toolsets to overcome these hurdles more effectively. GEP experts in nearly two dozen critical categories guide you in the right direction in our annual comprehensive resource — GEP Spend Category Outlook 2024.

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Tales from a trainer's truck: The good, the bad, the ugly

Overdrive Online

The rewards that come with knowing you've set a driver up for success, and difficulties setting boundaries with a trainee taking your credit card for dinner -- while you're asleep. Long Haul Paul takes the mic for this podcast with the longtime trainer.

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Warehouse/DC Automation & Technology: It’s “go time” for investment

Logistics Management

In our latest Special Digital Issue, Logistics Management has curated several feature stories that neatly encapsulate the rise of automated systems and related technologies that are revolutionizing how warehouse and DC operations work.

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Universal EV Chargers Launches Software for EV Charging Stations

NGT News

Universal EV Chargers LLC, a provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, has developed software for easier access and payment to EV charging stations. The software provides an easy-to-use platform for EV drivers to access and pay for charging services. It features a user-friendly interface, real-time data reporting and the ability for drivers to reserve a […] The post Universal EV Chargers Launches Software for EV Charging Stations appeared first on NGT News.

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CPO Summit to Benefit Senior Procurement Executives and Suppliers

Supply Chain Brain

The Chief Procurement Officer Summit, which promises to provide a unique opportunity for extensive informal networking among industry peers, is set to take place on 18 May - 20 May 2023 at the Las Colinas Resort in Dallas, TX.

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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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2022's biggest, baddest jobs by heavy-specialized carriers

Overdrive Online

How's 250' tall, 190' long and 150' wide sound? That's just one of the four complex moves highlighted recently as part of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association's annual Hauling Jobs of the Year program. 2023 winners will be announced next month.

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POLA and POLB report February volume declines

Logistics Management

The Port of Los Angeles reported that February volume—at 487,846 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units)—were down 43% compared to February 2022. The Port of Long Beach reported that total February volume—at 543,675 TEU—dropped 31.

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Trucking Stakeholders Launch Clean Freight Coalition

NGT News

A group of truck transportation stakeholders launched the Clean Freight Coalition (CFC) to serve as a collective voice for key trucking industry stakeholders. Made up of motor carriers of every size and sector, truck manufacturers and truck dealers, the CFC’s mission has several components. The group aims to educate policy makers on how the trucking […] The post Trucking Stakeholders Launch Clean Freight Coalition appeared first on NGT News.