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The AI Revolution: Transforming Supply Chain and Logistics with Artificial Intelligence

Supply Chain Brain

As this vital technology continues to advance at an exponential rate, businesses that embrace AI in their supply chain operations will be well-positioned for long-term success.

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5 Logistics Sales Tips to Secure More Shipments Easily

IFS Blogs

This article will teach you five expert logistics sales tips that can help you improve your sales strategy and secure more shipments.

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Is Your Supply Chain Team Still Working Remotely?

Talking Logistics

Earlier this month, as reported by Katie Burke at CoStar News, UPS announced that beginning March 4 it is requiring all corporate employees to return to the office full time. Here’s an excerpt from the company memo to employees: “We acknowledge this news comes with excitement for some and mixed emotions for others. We are. Read more The post Is Your Supply Chain Team Still Working Remotely?

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Transforming Reverse Logistics: A Necessity for Future Retail Success!

Loginext

Explore the significance of revolutionizing reverse logistics. Delve into the intricate features, unveiling the profound benefits it offers. Learn how retailers can seamlessly integrate this transformative approach using LogiNext to streamline operations and maximize efficiency for unparalleled success. The post Transforming Reverse Logistics: A Necessity for Future Retail Success!

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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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4 Ways to Enhance Warehouse Efficiency with Prescriptive and Predictive Analytics

Logistics Viewpoints

In today’s fast-paced and competitive business landscape, optimizing warehouse operations is crucial for achieving operational efficiency. Predictive and prescriptive analytics have emerged as valuable tools that enable warehouse operations managers to streamline processes, minimize costs, and enhance productivity. While predictive analytics seeks to answer questions such as “what might happen in the future,” prescriptive analytics goes beyond by recommending the best course of action goin

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Rock Stars of the Supply Chain: Disrupting Supply Chain Disruptions

Food Logistics

Supply chain rock stars are the backbone of the cold food chain. Meet the winner's of this year's Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award.

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Who’s Really in Your Supply Chain Network? 

Talking Logistics

There was a time when a business person’s Rolodex® was considered a treasure. Salesmen, PR agents, and many other professionals recorded names, addresses, phone numbers, and maybe fax numbers on 2 ¼” x 4” cards that were filed alphabetically on the wheel-shaped roll. For readers too young to know about this tool, it was first. Read more The post Who’s Really in Your Supply Chain Network?

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Energy Transition in Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain sustainability has become a very hot topic, but for a lot of people, there is uncertainty around its meaning. Now, more than ever, companies and countries are looking at their overall carbon footprint and trying to establish a path to be more environmentally friendly. A few ways companies can begin to offset their carbon footprint is to take a deeper look at product packaging, energy efficiency, alternative fuels, route optimization, and returns and recycling programs.

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Preventing Freight Fraud with Dale Prax

The Logistics of Logistics

Dale Prax and Joe Lynch discuss preventing freight fraud. Dale is the Founder and CEO of FreightValidate , a carrier and freight broker identify verification and vetting system serving shippers, carriers, freight brokers. About Dale Prax Dale Prax is a dad, husband, grandfather, friend, mentor, Marine Corps veteran, inventor, innovator, disruptor, entrepreneur, fighter of fraud, freight executive, mobile app developer, freight rate analyst, philanthropist, and coach.

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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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Provinces must work together to monitor carrier safety fitness

Truck News

The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) feels it’s time provinces and territories work together to monitor the safety fitness of carriers across the country.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (February 9, 2024)

Talking Logistics

Sometimes the answer to “Why?” is “I don’t know.” In some cases, nobody knows why. It just is, and the more you try to find a different answer, the more lost you become. That’s all I have for today. Don’t ask me Why? — Moving on, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (February 9, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Walmart Lowers their Shipping Requirements, but their Suppliers Still Struggle

Logistics Viewpoints

Walmart is reducing its requirements that suppliers’ shipments to them arrive on-time in-full. Since September of 2020, 98% has been Walmart’s OTIF requirement. Beginning on February 1 st , the new OTIF targets became 90% for on-time and 95% for in-full. This was announced on the Retail Link portal for suppliers on January 30 th. Walmart’s On-Time In-Full initiative is a compliance measure designed to ensure that freight arrives at a Walmart store or distribution center when it was supposed to,

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New DOL rule on contractor/employee status: The legal perspective

Overdrive Online

Legal minds echo the overarching theme of owner-operators' own perspectives on the contractor status featured in Part 1 of this report -- that the control factor does/should weigh heavily. How the courts will interpret the rest is up in the air.

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Rethinking Direct Materials Sourcing: The Tools You Need To Manage Costs, Risks and Sustainability

Direct materials sourcing is evolving, with procurement now tasked not only with cost efficiency but managing sustainability and risk management. The environment is marked by heightened demand and expectations, compounded by challenges such as rising input prices, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical tensions. While some embrace cutting-edge tools like AI and blockchain for global trade functions, others lag in technology adoption.

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The U.S. Bought More Goods from Mexico than China in 2023

Supply Chain Brain

Mexican exports to the U.S. topped out at $475.6 billion, beating China which saw its exports to the U.S. fall by 20% year-over-year to $427.2 billion.

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AIM Transportation named CCJ 2024 Innovator of the Year

Commercial Carrier Journal

Commercial Carrier Journal has named Aim Transportation its 2024 CCJ Innovator of the Year for the development and deployment of a text-based mobile app feature for over-the-road maintenance calls.

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This Week in Logistics News (February 3 – 9)

Logistics Viewpoints

With two young daughters who undeniably identify as Swifties, the football playoffs have become a big deal in our house. While they both generally enjoy watching football, things get a lot more interesting when the Chiefs are playing. My youngest daughter just yells for them to throw the ball to Travis Kelce on every play so she can see Taylor Swift celebrate.

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Moving nitroglycerin in totes for $1.69/mile? Sure, broker says

Overdrive Online

Brokers pounce on the opportunity to book 42,000 pounds of explosives for $1.69 a mile. The only problem is it's a prank load meant to catch brokers failing to assess, and price, considerable risk.

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How to Create a Blueprint for Fleet Resilience

Speaker: Jeff Dickinson - President and CEO of Railgistixs Transport, Supply Chain and Logistics Thought Leader

Despite the ongoing transformation of the supply chain and logistics landscape, the steadfast importance of carrier safety remains a core principle. From prioritizing preventative maintenance to optimizing fleet utilization, the fundamentals persist. If you’re overlooking and neglecting essential safety precautions today, this could result in expensive repairs and potential safety hazards in the future. 🚧 Join Jeff Dickinson for a conversation on how to mitigate risk, enforce compliance,

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Happening Now: The Supply Chain Agreement goes into effect this month

West Coast and California Logistics

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that the Supply Chain Agreement, part of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity, will come into effect on February 24, 2024, marking a significant milestone. The agreement, involving 14 partners including the U.S., Australia, and Japan, aims to enhance coordination in building resilient, efficient, and inclusive supply chains, addressing challenges like those seen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Why “360 Visibility” is Critical for Comprehensive Fleet Management

Linxup

In the fast-paced world of fleet-based businesses, thriving in today's competitive landscape requires a keen focus on efficiency and effectiveness. Every decision, every passing minute, and every hard-earned dollar play a pivotal role. Mere reactions to problems after they occur are no longer sufficient to ensure sustained profitability. What you truly need is a comprehensive fleet management solution, a reliable partner that grants you 360 visibility.

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DHL Freight Deploys Hydrogen Trucks at Two Locations in Germany

NGT News

DHL Freight has deployed a hydrogen truck produced by special-purpose commercial vehicle manufacturer Paul Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH. The Paul Hydrogen Power-Truck, a vehicle based on the Mercedes-Benz Atego, will be used during the one-year pilot for distribution and linehauls at DHL’s Cologne, Germany, location. This is the second hydrogen truck in operation for DHL Group in […] The post DHL Freight Deploys Hydrogen Trucks at Two Locations in Germany appeared first on NGT News.

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Cut Carbon in 2024 by ‘Marketing’ to Suppliers

Supply Chain Brain

One challenge stalling manufacturers' ability to cut carbon emissions is a lack of data, with supplier information notoriously hard to obtain. Solving this problem is a top priority.

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What Your Order Management System Should Be Doing

To continue scaling your omnichannel business, you need to manage a lot of orders across a lot of different channels and marketplaces. Some brands do this by hand. Some try to force their ERP to manage it. Others rely on a complex system of cross-referencing the dashboards of their various channels. None of these is an effective or sustainable solution.

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a look at world of concrete 2024 with trux!

Trux

Last month Trux sent a few of our team members out to Las Vegas to be on the show floor for the 50th World of Concrete Expo. World of Concrete is an annual event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries.

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February 2024 Happiness in honor of Valentine’s Day

Women in Trucking

Women In Trucking Founder Ellen Voie encourages readers to make the entire month of February a happiness experience in honor of Saint Valentine.

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UK Utility Will Test First Hydrogen’s Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

NGT News

United Kingdom-based gas distribution network Wales & West Utilities (WWU) will begin trials of First Hydrogen Corporation’s hydrogen fuel cell powered light commercial vehicle (FCEV). First Hydrogen’s FCEV will operate from WWU’s Swansea depot, as part of the business’s 1,300-vehicle fleet deployed across Wales and southwest England. The FCEV will support network engineers to make […] The post UK Utility Will Test First Hydrogen’s Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle appeared first on NGT News.

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Chinese Ships Get Cheaper Insurance to Navigate Red Sea

Supply Chain Brain

While the overall picture is mixed, some Chinese-linked vessels have to pay as little as 0.35% of their hull and machinery value to obtain insurance for transit.

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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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Are leased owner-ops truly trucking as 'independent contractors'?

Overdrive Online

Short answer: It's complicated. Following DOL's final rule on employee/contractor classification, this series examines the opinions of legal experts and the perspectives of owner-operators on just what makes a true independent contractor in trucking.

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The Future of Drone Delivery: Trends, Advantages, and Challenges

MTS Logistics

Drone delivery, once looked at as the pinnacle of logistics innovation, has not yet achieved the widespread adoption anticipated by early advocates. Nonetheless, it continues to captivate the interest of numerous companies as a promising realm for investment and advancement. Offering the allure of expedited, streamlined, and environmentally conscious delivery options, drone delivery stands as an area of logistics full of potential.

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Volvo Enhances Fuel Efficiency of VNL Truck

NGT News

With the unveiling of the all-new Volvo VNL truck, Volvo Trucks North America has further extended its fuel efficiency by enhancing the Volvo D13 engine and I-Shift transmission. Design enhancements to the D13 engine include a new wave piston with a shorter piston height, as well as a longer connecting rod; smaller injector needle control […] The post Volvo Enhances Fuel Efficiency of VNL Truck appeared first on NGT News.