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Warehouse RFID: Definition, Benefits, Adoption Challenges, & More

Cyzerg

In the world of warehouse management, efficiency and accuracy are paramount. With the rapid advancements in technology, there has been a substantial shift towards automation to streamline operations. One technology that is revolutionizing warehouse management is RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification). RFID technology uses electromagnetic fields to identify and track tags attached to objects.

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Just in Time vs Just in Case: Which Strategy Is Right for You?

Cyzerg

Are you struggling to find the right inventory strategy for your business? Well, look no further. In this article, we will explore and compare two popular inventory management strategies: Just in Time (JIT) and Just in Case (JIC). Both strategies have pros and cons, and choosing the right one will depend on various factors, such as the nature of your business, market conditions, and customer demand patterns.

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How is the Logistics Economy Holding Up?

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain and logistics functions have been one of the most volatile in the global economy of the last four years. The overall volatility was punctuated by shortages that were themselves brought about by the global COVID-19 pandemic. However, the immediate changes in consumption patterns and the subsequent “get out of the house” rebound were quickly followed by widespread inflation and the Ukraine war.

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Drone Delivery is Here with Tom Walker

The Logistics of Logistics

Drone delivery is here and it is an increasingly viable mode for home delivery. Tom Walker and Joe Lynch discuss the logistics and economics of drone delivery. Tom is the Founder and CEO of DroneUp , a pioneering autonomous drone delivery company that specializes in last-mile delivery. About Tom Walker Tom Walker is the Founder and CEO of DroneUp. DroneUp provides drone delivery and flight services to organizations and communities.

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EROAD’s Guide to Running a Sustainable Trucking Business

Over the last three decades, emissions from new trucks have been reduced by more than 98 percent. In fact, it would take 60 of today’s trucks to generate the same level of emissions from a single truck in 1988. Despite these impressive improvements, many trucking businesses continue to seek methods to achieve sustainability goals in a viable, measurable way.

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Saving Logistics Costs – Inventory

Logistics Bureau

We all strive to save costs, not just our clients but also in our own businesses, especially in all the supply chain and logistics operations we undertake. Did you know that you can reduce logistics costs through effective inventory management? Some of it sounds very basic and yet, so many businesses really do miss these Inventory Management techniques.

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Empowering Vendors to Reduce Pre-Shipment Delays

Talking Logistics

Streamlining pre-shipping efforts creates efficiency and visibility In an IDC research survey, supply chain executives agree, “visibility, agility, supply diversification, and collaboration strategies” are the top responses for companies to mitigate supply chain risk from disruption. Furthermore, supply chain visibility and collaboration are essential for providing sufficient insights and time to react effectively.

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Modernizing the Warehouse with Andy Johnston

The Logistics of Logistics

Andy Johnston and Joe Lynch discuss modernizing the warehouse. Andy is the Senior Director of Innovation at GEODIS , a leading global logistics provider acknowledged for its expertise across all aspects of the supply chain. About Andy Johnston Andy Johnston joined GEODIS in 2012 and currently serves as the Senior Director of Innovation for the Americas region.

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Gamification is Badly Overhyped, but it Really Can Work in Retail

Logistics Viewpoints

Distributed order management solutions can support a ship-from-store strategy. The book You’ve Been Played was written by a software developer who created one of the most popular gamified apps in the world. He writes, “over the years, I’ve found little evidence that most gamification actually works.” I’ve encountered gamification in enterprise applications.

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Ecommerce Parcel Delivery Speed: How Important Is It?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Conventional wisdom for teens applies to parcel delivery speed, too. Just because everyone is doing something, doesn’t mean you should do it.

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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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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (October 20, 2023)

Talking Logistics

If you had a time machine, would you travel to the past or the future? I go back and forth on this question. At the moment, I would travel to the past. How far? Certainly back to before social media was created. Or maybe back to before nuclear weapons existed? I’m not sure if it’s. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (October 20, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Convoy crushed by 'massive freight recession,' closing down

Overdrive Online

Convoy, the tech-heavy digital freight network and load board, will close down after a hammering from the harsh freight market, according to an internal message from CEO Dan Lewis.

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What Lessons a Table Fable Teaches About Supply Chain Orchestration

Logistics Viewpoints

I should have known better. I work in supply chain. Even worse, I work for a company who makes solutions to help companies solve these kinds of problems, which I listen, speak and write about for a living! What was the problem? I ordered a table online without checking reviews sufficiently. If I had done due diligence, I’d have seen the warnings – the retailer had pretty pictures on their website, but their supply chain failed them, creating an eleven-month saga and unhappy customer.

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Ecommerce Parcel Delivery Speed: How Important Is It?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Conventional wisdom for teens applies to parcel delivery speed, too. Just because everyone is doing something, doesn’t mean you should do it.

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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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Update on Appointment Scheduling API Standard

Talking Logistics

Last December, Convoy, J.B. Hunt, and Uber Freight announced the formation of the Scheduling Standards Consortium (SSC), “which aims to solve transportation scheduling challenges by establishing the freight industry’s first formal set of appointment scheduling application programming interface (API) standards.​​” Earlier this month, the SCC announced “the achievement of a landmark milestone — the publication.

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I-75 'Ice Pick Bandit' poking holes in truck tires, police investigate

Overdrive Online

Overdrive reignites a police hunt for a vandal targeting trucks in "bizarre" nighttime attacks, after yet another trucker comes forward with an eerie report of I-75's "Ice Pick Bandit.

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Berge Bulk capesize sail installation expects big savings

Supply Chain and Logistics

Berge Bulk has retrofitted a 2018-bilt Newcastlemax bulk ore carrier Berge Olympus with four large sails. They can be seen in the picture here. It’s pretty impressive.

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How Will 2023’s Peak Season Compare to Others?

Supply Chain Brain

If businesses fail to get rid of their supplies, they won’t be able to survive, because they will be forced to refinance all their debt at higher interest rates.

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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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Pfizer & Henkel: SAP Business Network Customer Highlights

Talking Logistics

At SAP Sapphire back in May, Lidia Fonseca, Chief Digital and Technology Officer at Pfizer, delivered a keynote presentation explaining the value of being a trading partner on SAP Business Network. She provided many great insights, which I’ll highlight in a moment, but let me begin with how she concluded her presentation: “At Pfizer, rather. Read more The post Pfizer & Henkel: SAP Business Network Customer Highlights appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Peterbilt's sixth annual Pride & Class Parade kicks off

Overdrive Online

40-plus owners and operators were featured prominently around the Denton, Texas, courthouse square amid Peterbilt's annual United Way donations drive, which drew hundreds to downtown Denton for the custom-trucks display.

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WorkWave Showcases Innovation and Commitment as NPMA Strategic Partner at PestWorld 2023

WorkWave

Time To Read: 3 minutes HOLMDEL, N.J, October 17, 2023 – This week, WorkWave®, a leading provider of SaaS software solutions that support every stage of a service business’s life cycle, is continuing its 20+ year tradition of presenting at NPMA’s PestWorld. WorkWave is excited to display its cutting-edge pest control software and services as an NPMA strategic partner, as well as an exclusive sponsor of the NPMA Gives Award and NPMA’s Executive Leadership Program.

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A Four-Step Methodology for Leaner and More Effective Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

The methodology known as ESSA — for eliminate, simplify, standardize and automate — can help supply chains overcome an abundance of unusable technology as they pursue digital transformation.

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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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SoCalGas Helping Courier Fleet to Deploy 15 Hydrogen-Powered Vans

NGT News

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) have deployed the first of a planned 15 hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) medium-duty delivery vans, as part of their effort to replace diesel-powered vehicles. A leading courier service is driving these hydrogen FCEV vans to facilitate package deliveries in […] The post SoCalGas Helping Courier Fleet to Deploy 15 Hydrogen-Powered Vans appeared first on NGT News.

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Truckers call out FMCSA's misplaced speed-limiter priorities

Overdrive Online

"Instead of limiting the speed on trucks, they should really limit the speed on cars." --Trucker Andrew Axelson on where he and many others feel the real speeding problem lies. Also in this podcast, a dive into myriad mandate concerns.

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How Changing Climate Conditions Affect Project Cargo Transportation and What to Do About It

MTS Logistics

As many know, drought conditions can lead to low water levels on rivers, ports, and other waterways. Transportation operations can then be limited with these reductions in available routes causing an increase in transportation costs. Recently, a drought map was created by the University College of London showing many dry areas around the globe. These places included East Africa, Canada, France, and Britain.

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How Intelligent Automation Can Enable Sustainability in Manufacturing

Supply Chain Brain

Despite the many challenges involved, it’s becoming clear that brands who adapt to this new reality will be the ones that secure consumers’ loyalty.

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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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[Video] How Shippers Can Successfully Navigate The Intermodal Transportation Market

Talking Logistics

When it comes to freight transportation, certain modes tend to dominate the spotlight. Trucking because it carries the most freight; Ocean because it’s the gateway to global trade; and Parcel because it’s the fastest growing mode thanks to e-commerce. But there’s another way to transport freight that often doesn’t get the spotlight it deserves — Read more The post [Video] How Shippers Can Successfully Navigate The Intermodal Transportation Market appeared first on Talking Logistics w

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Stunning ostrich-leather interior on daycab '05 379

Overdrive Online

At GBATS last month, Triple S Diesel's Mauricio Soto of Cimarron, Kansas, showed off this old Werner 70-inch sleeper truck that he and his team rebuilt for a customer as a daycab, in stunning fashion.

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October 2023 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. Imports on the Rebound? For the past 14 months, much of the conversation around U.S. container import volume has been gloomy. Figure 1.1 shows the steady decline in import volume that began in August of 2022, and those volumes have remained lower when you compare them year-over-year (YoY) for most of 2023.

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