Sat.May 04, 2024 - Fri.May 10, 2024

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Harvesting Success This Produce Season

Food Logistics

A carrier with a strong reputation, the latest technology and equipment, and the ability to scale will be the best partner to handle both the season’s opportunities and challenges.

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The National Zero-Emission Freight Corridor Strategy and Plans to Decarbonize Transportation in the US

Logistics Viewpoints

In March 2024, the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation released the National Zero-Emission Freight Corridor Strategy , which aims to decarbonize and advance zero-emission freight along the United States main shipping corridors. This plan’s goal is to advance the deployment of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (ZE-MHDVs) and the infrastructure needed to enable ubiquitous access to charging and hydrogen refueling along our nation’s prominent freight corridors.

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Is China’s Role in Your Supply Chain Increasing or Decreasing?

Talking Logistics

As reported by Paul Wiseman on February 7th, “For the first time in more than two decades, Mexico [in 2023] surpassed China as the leading source of goods imported by the United States.” This news prompted us to ask members of our Indago supply chain research community — who are all supply chain and logistics. Read more The post Is China’s Role in Your Supply Chain Increasing or Decreasing?

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Introducing the Craft Supplier Risk Management Platform

Supply Chain Brain

Craft is launching a user-friendly, configurable supplier risk management (SRM) platform designed for team collaboration and proactive risk mitigation.

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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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Electric trucking costs could be more than twice diesel

Commercial Carrier Journal

Ryder, among the early movers in the electric trucking space, says the company is "not seeing significant adoption of this technology.

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How to Build and Execute an Effective Supplier Risk Management Strategy

Supply Chain Brain

Managing a global supply chain has never been more challenging, with complex, ever-evolving regulations, increasingly frequent extreme weather events, volatile geopolitical crises, and sophisticated cybercrime.

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Marijuana rules and regs changing? What truckers need to know

Overdrive Online

Federal marijuana rules will likely change near-term for most people, but don't listen to the rumors: It isn't, and won't, be legal for CDL holders.

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From Insight to Impact: Optimizing Your Logistics Operations

Blue Grace Logistics

Webinars Show Submenu Resources The Logistics Blog® Newsroom Whitepaper Case Study Webinars Indexes Search Search BlueGrace Logistics - May 9, 2024 Supply Chain Now Webinar On-Demand: From Insight to Impact: Optimizing Your Logistics Operations Missed our live event? No worries! Dive into our on-demand webinar where we unravel the intricacies of simplifying, implementing, and managing change within your supply chain strategy.

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Choosing Between FOB Vs. Ex Works Terms of Sale

I.C.E. Transport

If you are a small or medium-sized business (SMB) who is buying from an overseas supplier, there's a good chance you're buying under either Free On Board (FOB) or Ex Works (EXW) terms of sale – the two most commonly used purchase terms in global trade. In this article, we'll explore the distinctions between EXW vs FOB and how they can positively or negatively impact how you manage logistics.

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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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Turning Cold Outreach into Gold with Matt Castriotta

The Logistics of Logistics

Matt Castriotta and Joe Lynch discuss turning cold outreach into gold. Matt is the Founder and CEO of Castriotta Growth Hacking, where they provide B2B demand generation solutions for logistics sales leaders. About Matt Castriotta Matt Castriotta is a Growth Hacking and B2B Marketing/Strategy Expert. Before starting Castriotta Growth Hacking, he spent over 10 years closing some of the biggest logistics freight spends in the world at a family-owned, 3PL.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 10, 2024)

Talking Logistics

I was a baby once, a long time ago. I was born with my umbilical cord wrapped around my neck, making it hard for me to take my first breath, but when I finally inhaled and let out a cry, I was given to my mother to comfort me. I don’t remember that day, but. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 10, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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The Trends That Are Driving a Surge in Manufacturing M&A Deals

Supply Chain Brain

With inflation and interest rates easing, manufacturing investment is on the rise. Several large manufacturers have said they plan to increase capital investments and merger and acquisition deal-making in 2024.

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Happening Now: US Cargo Imports Continue to Rise

West Coast and California Logistics

According to DC Velocity , cargo imports into the US are expected to climb to over 2 million units in May. This would be the first time since last fall that imports reach that mark.

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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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Triple Bottom Line Logistics with Tom Raftery

The Logistics of Logistics

Tom Raftery and Joe Lynch discuss triple bottom line logistics. Tom is an entrepreneur, sustainability expert, technology executive and all-around thought leader. Tom advises logistics and supply chain companies on technology, sustainability, and communications Summary: Triple Bottom Line Logistics Tom Raftery , a sustainability expert, discusses the importance of triple bottom line logistics in the supply chain industry.

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What Supply Chain Execs Can Learn from an Ironman Triathlete

Talking Logistics

Fab Brasca is an Ironman Triathlete. He is also one of the most knowledgeable and experienced technology executives in the supply chain and logistics industry, especially when it comes to Transportation Management Systems. I first met Fab more than 25 years ago when he was at i2 Technologies, which was later acquired by JDA Software. Read more The post What Supply Chain Execs Can Learn from an Ironman Triathlete appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Red Sea Risk Matrix: A Model for Managing Supply Chain Disruption

Supply Chain Brain

If you’re still viewing supply chain disruptions as one-off or random occurrences, you’re doing it wrong. These events are chronic and inevitable.

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The Power of Telematics Combined With Route Optimization

WorkWave

Efficiency is a key element of effective last-mile delivery. Every minute saved, every optimized route and every streamlined process can make a significant difference in meeting customer expectations and staying ahead of the competition. That’s where telematics comes in. This blog post will explore what telematics is, why it’s crucial for last-mile delivery and the vital role it plays when combined with route optimization platforms.

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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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Optimizing Cold Chain while Reducing Environmental Impact with Nicole Glenn

The Logistics of Logistics

Nicole Glenn and Joe Lynch discuss optimizing cold chain while reducing environmental impact. Nicole is the Founder and CEO of Candor Expedite , a transportation leader known for making its customers heroes by delivering creative, fast, effective, and sustainable solutions for time-sensitive and white glove shipments backed by a trusted carrier network.

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[Video] What Supply Chain Execs Can Learn From An Ironman Triathlete

Talking Logistics

After almost 30 years in the technology field, Fab Brasca recently launched TriSuccess Advisory, which among other things, provides fractional executive leadership and career/life balance coaching. How has Fab been able to succeed both as a business executive and an Ironman triathlete, which both demand a lot of time, energy, and commitment? What lessons has.

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Four Reasons Data Builds a Circular Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Navigating a linear supply chain is like driving down a one-way, dead-end street — movement is forced down a singular path and there’s only one place to go: the garbage.

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4 Powerful Ways Your Pest Control Business Can Put AI to Work — Starting Right Now

WorkWave

As artificial intelligence (AI) tools have become more accessible and intuitive for the average user, their applications have expanded exponentially. This explosion in AI functionality has permeated virtually every industry under the sun — and pest control is no exception. Taking advantage of AI for your pest control operation isn’t without its limitations, but when applied in the right areas of your business — and with the right amount of human touch along the way — it can be employed to build

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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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Navigating the Future of Automation: Using AI to Alleviate Port Congestion

MTS Logistics

Port congestion poses significant challenges to global supply chains, maritime trade, and overall economic efficiency. As the volume of goods transported by sea continues to grow, finding effective solutions becomes crucial. Fortunately, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) offer promising ways to mitigate port congestion. In this article, we’ll explore how these technologies can make a difference and enhance port operations. 1.

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Why don’t more women work in trucking?

Truck News

Trucking HR Canada’s labor market information (LMI) shows that women remain a largely untapped labor pool for trucking and logistics.

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The Cosmic Significance of S&OE in Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Sales and operations execution (S&OE) plays a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth flow of products from manufacturing to the end consumer.

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Mastering the Unexpected: Four Essential Tactics to Handle Unpredictable Events in Retail

Locus

The vastness of the supply chain can often feel as overwhelming as the ocean’s expanse. And just like the ocean’s unpredictable nature, sudden disruptions within the supply chain are similarly difficult to forecast. This is especially true for retailers, who bear the brunt of customer frustrations when delivery expectations aren’t met.

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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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U.S. Vehicle Manufacturers, Workers to Receive Over $100 Million in Funding

NGT News

As part of her Economic Opportunity Tour, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will join Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su in Detroit to announce more than $100 million in new funding and resources for small- and medium-size auto manufacturers and autoworkers. Thanks to the […] The post U.S.

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Anyone can drive. Not everyone should

Truck News

In my 40-year trucking career, I’ve done every job except the most important one: driving a truck. My peers have been grinding me about it for years.

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AutoScheduler Introduces Aggregated Warehouse Data Orchestration

Supply Chain Brain

With AutoPilot and AutoPilot Central, the company says, supply chain managers can reduce planning time by 97%, reduce inventory waste by 13%, and optimize labor planning, among other benefits.