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One Mile, One Day at a Time

Talking Logistics

On February 29, 2024 I began a new morning routine. The first thing I do when I get out of bed is take a little pill. It’s Levothyroxine, a synthetic version of the hormone thyroxine that’s produced by the thyroid. But on February 29 I had my thyroid removed due to cancer, so now this. Read more The post One Mile, One Day at a Time appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Robots, Robots, and More Warehouse Robots!

Logistics Viewpoints

Happy Hour Started at 4 PM at the Locus Robotics Booth at MODEX The last MODEX show I went to was in 2016. Last week I went to MODEX 2024. Wow! This show is massive! MODEX 2016 had 800 exhibits and 25,000 attendees. MODEX 2024 has 1,200 exhibits. They expected over 48,000 attendees by the end of the day on Thursday. In 2016, I only remember three robotic firms at the show – Locus Robotics, 6 River Systems, and Fetch Robotics.

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Building a Stronger Logistics Program: Strategies for Success

Blue Grace Logistics

Whitepaper Building a Stronger Logistics Program: Strategies for Success Thank you for your interest in our whitepaper! Be sure to click the download button at the top right of the window below to save the PDF. For further insights or to connect with a BlueGrace logistics expert, click here to contact us today.

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Time for Chief Supply Chain Officers to Get Serious About Third-Party Risks

Supply Chain Brain

Geopolitical risks are disrupting global supply chains and compelling business leaders to take third-party risk management more seriously.

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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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It’s Long Overdue: Time to Bridge the Link Between Planning and Execution

Logistics Viewpoints

As an industry, linking supply chain planning and execution has been discussed for decades. Why, in 2024 are we still talking about it and what can be done to move in the right direction? The ability to unify key processes is closely tied to making timely, informed decisions – and the speed and quality of decision-making are crucial factors that significantly impact overall company performance.

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Global Trade Networks: A New Norm in Disruption

MTS Logistics

Global trade networks have been strained in many different ways and fashions that have unexpectedly changed our outlook in logistics in the past few years. That’s not to say that global trade hasn’t evolved consistently since the dawn of global trade. For thousands of years, what we know as “global trade” has slowly expanded with starts and stops, new avenues of trade as well as old avenues strengthened with new technologies.

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Building Shipping Operations That Attract Big-Box Retailers

Blue Grace Logistics

Whitepaper Building Shipping Operations That Attract Big-Box Retailers Thank you for your interest in our whitepaper! Be sure to click the download button at the top right of the window below to save the PDF. For further insights or to connect with a BlueGrace logistics expert, click here to contact us today.

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Understanding Fulfillment Centers for Small Businesses

Kanban Logistics

In the ever-evolving landscape of e-commerce, small businesses are increasingly turning to fulfillment centers to streamline their operations, enhance customer satisfaction, and scale their growth. Fulfillment centers for small businesses , such as those operated by a third-party logistics provider (3PL), offer a B2C solutions by handling the storage, picking, packing, and shipping of products, thereby allowing business owners to focus on core aspects of their business like product sales and mar

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How Automated Guided Vehicles Transform Material Handling

Conger

Imagine a future where autonomous vehicles take care of your daily commute. This new idea has become a big part of the modern business world, revolutionizing how goods are transported within warehouses and manufacturing plants through automated guided vehicles (AGVs). These driverless machines have replaced some manual labor and forklifts, moving materials efficiently and safely, thus redefining industrial operations.

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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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Taming the Supply Chain Beast: Tech Solutions for Smoother Operations with Kendra Phillips

The Logistics of Logistics

Kendra Phillips and Joe Lynch discuss taming the supply chain beast. Kendra is the VP of Global Transportation Management leading the managed transportation and brokerage divisions of Ryder System, Inc , a Fortune 500 Transportation and Logistics company. About Kendra Phillips Kendra Phillips is the VP of Global Transportation Management leading the managed transportation and brokerage divisions of Ryder System, Inc, a Fortune 500 Transportation and Logistics company.

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Siemens EcoTech: Driving Sustainable Transformation of Industry

Logistics Viewpoints

Aside from creating products that have sustainable benefits, Siemens has increased the value of their offerings by focusing on the traceability and data verification of their products. Companies across the globe are being placed under pressure to keep an accurate record of emissions data across their entire supply chain, due to regulations requiring annual reporting.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (March 22, 2024)

Talking Logistics

“For all of you Stanford students, I wish upon you ample doses of pain and suffering.” Jensen Huang, Nvidia’s CEO, offered that wish to students at his alma mater last week. “Greatness is not intelligence,” Huang said. “Greatness comes from character. And character isn’t formed out of smart people, it’s formed out of people who. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (March 22, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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FMCSA to overhaul registration system to stamp out fraud

Overdrive Online

FMCSA admitted its "very dated" registration system "desperately" needs to improve for truckers. Now, owner-ops and others may have to go through some additional hoops as the system revamps in the mission to tamp down fraud.

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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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Building a Freight Sales & Marketing Community with Jennifer Karpus-Romain

The Logistics of Logistics

Jennifer Karpus-Romain and Joe Lynch discuss building a freight sales & marketing community. Jennifer is the Executive Director of the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA) , an association that enables sales and marketing professionals to learn and give back to the transportation and logistics industry through education, connections and resources for close to a century.

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This Week in Logistics News (March 16 – 22)

Logistics Viewpoints

As Steve Banker wrote earlier this week, robots are everywhere. At MODEX this year, 33 exhibitors had the word “robot” or “robotics” in their title, and almost all the large material handling vendors and systems integrators that don’t include that word in their title were also displaying bots. But it’s not just at shows like MODEX where robots are showing up.

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Planning for Natural Disasters: A Growing Priority in Supply Chain Risk Management

Supply Chain Brain

When it comes to assessing supply chain risks, planners generally don’t place natural disasters at the top of the list. But with the growing number of extreme weather events, that could change in the coming years.

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Navigating the Waves: Exploring Digital Booking in Ocean Logistics at TPM 2024

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Phone This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home Navigating the Waves: Exploring Digital Booking in Ocean Logistics at TPM 2024 Judah Levine The sessions at this year’s TPM, the preeminent North American ocean freight conference, was more focused on the role of technology in ocean logistics than ever.

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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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The CRM-Powered TMS with Michael Horvath

The Logistics of Logistics

Michael Horvath and Joe Lynch discuss the CRM-powered TMS. Michael is the CMO and Co-founder of Revenova , the industry’s exclusive provider of CRM-powered transportation management systems (TMS) for freight brokers, 3PL/4PLs, carriers and shippers. About Michael Horvath Michael Horvath is the CMO and Co-founder of Revenova. The company provides CRM-powered transportation management solutions (TMS) for freight brokers, 3PLs, carriers and shippers.

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Editor’s Choice: 4 Factors to Determine if Self-Distribution is a Viable Alternative for your Health System

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This article is from Scott Mullins, EVP of Operations and COO at Lucas Systems, and looks at self-distribution in healthcare systems. Self-distribution is an increasingly popular option for healthcare systems to consider when deciding how to manage their supply chain.

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Same-Day Delivery: Pricey, But Worth It

Supply Chain Brain

Including same-day delivery options is good for business, bringing long-term, strategic benefits that should counter the typical six-figure cost of setting it up.

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FMCSA on AEBs, broker transparency -- no mention of safety ratings

Overdrive Online

The agency provided updates Friday at the Mid-America Trucking Show on an automatic emergency braking mandate, the safe integration of automated driving systems, and transparency in broker transactions.

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GEP Outlook Report 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders have faced their share of disruption and economic turmoil these past four years. Whether from geopolitical tensions or the havoc caused by the pandemic and its aftershocks, plenty of challenges remain. Despite this, leaders are seeing a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel — inflation is decreasing, interest rates are leveling off and supply chain volatility is easing.

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March 19, 2024 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Email This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home March 19, 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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How to Improve your Manufacturing Processes with Business Intelligence

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

For manufacturers, having the right business intelligence on hand at the right time can eliminate the guesswork from decision making, offering real-time visibility into business processes so you can anticipate your next move. Think of it like looking through a windshield on a clear day when you’re driving, compared to navigating in the fog. But producing timely, accurate and relevant business reports is not as easy as it sounds.

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Supply Chain Squeeze: How Automakers Can Beat the Battery Bottleneck

Supply Chain Brain

The predicted surge in electric vehicle demand carries the potential to exacerbate sourcing challenges for key battery minerals, potentially disrupting automotive manufacturing.

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Happening Now: EV trucking grid could cost $1 trillion

West Coast and California Logistics

FreightWaves reports that the Biden administration’s plan to decarbonize the trucking industry will come with a staggering $1 trillion price tag. This is according to a study released by the Clean Freight Coalition (CFC), which is made up of trucking associations, carriers, truck dealers and truck stop operators.

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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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How Automated Guided Vehicles Transform Material Handling

Conger

Imagine a future where autonomous vehicles take care of your daily commute. This new idea has become a big part of the modern business world, revolutionizing how goods are transported within warehouses and manufacturing plants through automated guided vehicles (AGVs). These driverless machines have replaced some manual labor and forklifts, moving materials efficiently and safely, thus redefining industrial operations.

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What’d You Miss at MODEX 2024

Stord

We share the trends from MODEX - warehouse technology & automation equipment (racking, forklifts, robots, WMS software, integrators, conveyor, AS/RS) and more

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Four Benefits of Automating a Cold Storage Facility

Supply Chain Brain

Cold-storage operators today are looking for sustainable, long-term investments that can satisfy changing consumer demands, while complying with strict regulations.