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How Supply Chain & Logistics Companies are Mitigating Labor Shortages

Logistics Viewpoints

In late 2023, Descartes conducted a survey of 1,000 supply chain and logistics decision-makers across North America and Europe across three sectors: manufacturing, distribution and retail; carriers; and logistics services providers. The study showed that the workforce problem is pervasive, with 76% of respondents indicating they are facing notable shortages.

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Diversifying Beyond China: An Imperative for Global Supply Chain Resilience

Supply Chain Brain

With supply chains facing increasing complexities and risks, a “China Plus One” sourcing strategy has emerged as crucial for businesses operating on a worldwide scale.

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AI-driven Estimated Delivery Dates: The Checkout Conversion Tool of the Future

Talking Logistics

The future lies in getting more conversions and building customer trust with the power of AI-driven estimated delivery dates. Parcel tracking has evolved from a differentiating feature to a baseline expectation. Customers rightfully demand visibility into the whereabouts of their orders. But that’s already old news. Today, the real transformative power of logistics data lies.

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Supercharging Your Warehouse Using AI Vision with Roy Gherman

The Logistics of Logistics

Roy Gherman and Joe Lynch discus supercharging your warehouse using AI vision. Roy is the Co-founder and CEO of Flymingo , a pioneering AI computer vision company focused on logistics warehouse operations. About Roy Gherman Roy Gherman is the Co-founder and CEO of Flymingo, a pioneering AI computer vision company focused on logistics warehouse operations, proudly supported by Amazon, Lightspeed, B37, and Jibe VC.

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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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Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers Award: Truckstop Named Overall Top 3PL Winner

Food Logistics

Truckstop was named the overall Top 3PL winner for Food Logistics’ 2024 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers award.

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Freight experts share how to avoid additional LTL carrier fees

Freightquote

Looking to avoid LTL carrier fees? Discover ways to minimize carrier fees and optimize your shipping costs. Avoid unnecessary fees with these expert tips.

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The Hidden Benefits of Visiting Your DTC Fulfillment Partner (Or Perspective Partner)

Stord

If you work in the fast-paced world of e-commerce and direct-to-consumer (DTC) business, you rarely have a moment to breathe, let alone think. It can feel like you are constantly ping-ponging from one problem to the next. So the idea of taking the time to travel and visit your 3PL fulfillment partner is rarely, if ever, an option. But I am here to tell you, you need to make the time.

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Navigating Regulatory Shifts: Billing Updates in Per Diem Invoices

Blue Grace Logistics

Navigating Regulatory Shifts: Billing Updates in Per Diem Invoices Search Search Dana Ricksecker - May 29, 2024 Navigating the intricacies of per diem billing can be a daunting task for many in the logistics and shipping industry. With ever-changing laws and regulations, shippers and carriers continue to face challenges. On February 28th, 2024, The Federal Maritime Commission made a final ruling on Per Diem billing requirements, set to go into effect on May 28, 2024.

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Cemex Will Power 39 Trucks with RNG from Clean Energy Fuels

NGT News

Building materials provider Cemex and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. have reached a new fueling agreement to provide ultra-clean renewable natural gas (RNG) to power 39 of Cemex US’s ready-mix and cement bulk trucks in Southern California. Cemex’s collaboration with Clean Energy is the latest addition to its lower-carbon fuels portfolio for its California fleet.

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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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Global Trade Compliance (GTC): A Beginner’s Guide

Logistics Viewpoints

Global Trade Compliance ( GTC ) solutions automate and streamline processes related to customs and regulatory compliance. GTC solutions automate the discovery, creation, retention, analysis, and communication of information about international supply chains that is of importance to customs and other government authorities responsible for regulation and taxation of cross-border trade.

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The Scent of Child Labor in Your Perfume

Talking Logistics

Saying you have zero tolerance for forced labor and child labor is easy; making sure they don’t exist in your supply chain is much more difficult. “[While] luxury perfume brands claim to have zero tolerance on child labour, a BBC investigation into last summer’s perfume supply chains found jasmine used by Lancôme and Aerin Beauty’s. Read more The post The Scent of Child Labor in Your Perfume appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Who is really hauling all the cheap freight? Truckers weigh in

Overdrive Online

What's behind all the cut-rate freight? Foreign carriers evading taxes? A government subsidy scheme? Clueless carriers headed for the poor house? Overdrive readers weigh in.

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Recent Case Studies Highlight Weber’s Retail Logistics Expertise

West Coast and California Logistics

Weber Logistics continues to demonstrate excellence in retail logistics through its partnerships with leading brands. Weber’s work with Cuisinart Outdoors and Reduce Everyday illustrate how 3PL services are tailored to meet their diverse needs of clients, ensuring efficiency, scalability, and superior customer satisfaction.

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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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Two Transit Agencies Order South Dakota’s First Propane-Fueled Buses

NGT News

Two South Dakota transit agencies — People’s Transit in Huron and Prairie Hills Transit in Spearfish — unveiled their first orders of safe, environmentally friendly and economical buses fueled with propane autogas. “Prairie Hills Transit is on the cutting edge of public transit operation with these new propane buses and the first propane fueling infrastructure […] The post Two Transit Agencies Order South Dakota’s First Propane-Fueled Buses appeared first on NGT News.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 31, 2024)

Talking Logistics

Jonah. That is what we call our Thule cargo box that we put on top of our car. We only use it when we go on vacation, like last week when we went to our son’s college graduation and needed it to move his stuff back home. I almost killed Jonah a few years ago. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (May 31, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Focus on efficiency, maintenance deliver for Trucker of the Month

Overdrive Online

Alec Costerus, owner of two-truck Alpha Drivers Transportation, was an owner-op for 8 years before coming off the road for a medical issue. He started the new business in 2022 with a mind toward growth, and a pay-for-all-time approach to operators.

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Why So Many Warehouse Automation Projects Fail

Supply Chain Brain

Too many warehouse automation projects are failing, leading to widespread layoffs in the autonomous mobile robots industry, and putting the future of organizations at risk.

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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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May 28, 2024 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Email This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home May 28, 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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City in Ontario Will Add Two Mack LR Electric Vehicles to Refuse Truck Fleet

NGT News

To help the city of Kingston, Ontario, achieve its sustainability goals, its municipal leaders recently ordered two Mack LR Electric battery electric vehicle (BEV) refuse models. The Mack LR Electric vehicles will be the Canadian city’s first two BEVs in its refuse fleet. “Mack is excited that the city of Kingston opted to order two […] The post City in Ontario Will Add Two Mack LR Electric Vehicles to Refuse Truck Fleet appeared first on NGT News.

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A common sense approach to reducing interprovincial trade barriers for trucking

Truck News

Canada’s hodgepodge of trucking regulations makes it highly inefficient to deliver freight from coast to coast by truck, as anyone in the industry would attest.

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Mitigating Supply Chain Disruption Through Smart Packaging

Supply Chain Brain

Supply chain disruption continues to be a challenge for retailers across the globe. Nevertheless, there are some proactive measures that retailers can take to mitigate risk.

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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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More 'cheap freight' curves: Better ways to assess rates, costs

Overdrive Online

Given the speed of spot freight transactions, owners are running with rates in their playbook that are, at best, guesstimates for the cash needed to pay the business's bills and then some. Here, two good questions to answer toward better profits.

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Navigating the Complexities of Alcohol Transportation

Food Logistics

As consumer preferences and market dynamics continue to evolve, agility, adaptability and a customer-centric approach will be essential for navigating the road ahead in alcohol transportation.

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South Carolina Ports Authority Went Dark for Three Days Due to Outage

MTS Logistics

A software problem caused a major disruption for the South Carolina Ports Authority last week. As a result, all vessel and container operations were put on hold from Sunday, May 19th until Tuesday morning, May 21st. Both marine and inland terminals were impacted by the suspension. Gates were closed, and no cargo was picked up or dropped off during this time.

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How to Use Batch Factor for Right-Sized Automation

Supply Chain Brain

Don't let inefficiencies hold your warehouse back. Download this white paper today and empower your organization with the knowledge to make informed decisions in automated order fulfillment systems.

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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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Tank Wash Finder Tool Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Bulk Connection

June marks the 5th anniversary of the Bulk Connection Tank Wash Finder , the bulk freight industry's most comprehensive tank wash location directory. Since its launch in 2019, the tool has been used tens of thousands of time by dispatchers, drivers and chemical shippers to quickly locate wash facilities for tanker trucks across the U.S. and Canada.

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Happening Now: Container shortages in China are creating ‘total havoc’

West Coast and California Logistics

According to The Loadstar , forwarders are reporting that there are container shortages in northern China. This is primarily due to a strong market and lower vessel capacity related to events in the Red Sea.

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The Perfect Recipe: Choosing the Best Delivery Management Software for Your Restaurant

Loginext

Explore the ultimate guide to choosing the perfect delivery management software for your restaurant. From auto-assignment to real-time tracking, learn about essential features that can revolutionize your delivery operations, ensuring timely deliveries and happy customers. Don't miss out on unlocking the secrets to success in the competitive food delivery market!