Sat.Sep 16, 2023 - Fri.Sep 22, 2023

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6 Unheard Tips to Optimize Reverse Logistics in Your Business

3PL Links

Reverse logistics is a logistical procedure that involves bringing a product back to the distribution site from the point of consumption, such as when a delivery attempt fails or when a product is returned to the store. Reverse logistics has become increasingly more critical in operations in recent years as e-commerce sales have grown. Invesp conducted a survey that revealed that 30% of online purchases worldwide result in returns or exchanges.

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Fulfillment Center: 6 Ways to Streamline Your Operations

Cyzerg

Efficient fulfillment center operations are crucial in the e-commerce landscape. Optimizing your fulfillment center processes means ensuring customer satisfaction and increasing the chance for business success. Whether you’re a small business owner or a seasoned logistics professional, our tips will help you optimize your fulfillment center operations from start to finish.

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Freight Rates & Reducing Your Logistics Costs

Logistics Bureau

It’s not actually about the freight “rate” Sometimes in trying to reduce freight costs, people focus on the wrong things. Understanding freight rates requires you to also look at rate structures and consignment profiles. Because your freight carrier does!  Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our website, check them out: 10 Freight Management Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Freight Benchmarking: What Is It?

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Blue Diamond Invests in SAP to Improve their Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

The combination of supply chain planning and real-time visibility can lead to bigger benefits than either can provide alone.

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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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Mobile Robotics in the Warehouse: A Research Update

Logistics Viewpoints

My colleague Fox Chen and I just kicked-off the update to ARC Advisory Group’s research on the global mobile warehouse robotics market. Fox is located in Singapore, and I am in Boston. With a solid 12-hour time zone difference between him and me, together we should be able to speak with any robotics provider at virtually any time – we are the around-the-clock research team.

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Overstocking: 5 Effective Strategies to Avoid It and Boost Profits

Cyzerg

Overstocking or excess inventory can be a nightmare for businesses, tying up valuable capital and taking up precious space. However, with the right approach, you can transform this burden into a lucrative opportunity. In this blog, we will provide expert tips on optimizing your inventory levels, reducing wastage, and maximizing your profits. Let’s uncover the secrets to turning your overstocked products into a goldmine.

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Modernizing Supply Chains with Brandon Daniels

The Logistics of Logistics

Brandon Daniels and Joe Lynch discuss modernizing supply chains. Brandon is the CEO of Exiger , a global risk and regulatory intelligence company that helps organizations build resilience and achieve sustainable growth. About Brandon Daniels Brandon Daniels is the CEO at Exiger, where he’s pioneering the development and scaling of the innovative AI applications to solve complex supply chain challenges for Fortune 500 companies and 40+ government agencies.

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Women in Supply Chain: What They're Doing Matters to the Future of Supply Chains

Food Logistics

This year's award took in over 400 submissions, the highest amount of applications for this award. This is because what these winners are doing matters to the future of supply chains.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 16 – 22)

Logistics Viewpoints

Over the last few months, I’ve heard the term greenwashing over and over again. Greenwashing is a form of advertising or marketing spin in which green PR and green marketing are deceptively used to persuade the public that an organization’s products, aims and policies are environmentally friendly. A notable example of greenwashing is when McDonald’s introduced paper straws to reduce plastic pollution.

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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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Warehouse Job Types & Positions: Roles and Responsibilities

Cyzerg

There are many job types and positions that keep everything in the warehouse running smoothly. Understanding the different roles in a warehouse is crucial for optimizing efficiency and meeting customer demands. By recognizing the importance of each position, companies can ensure seamless operations and timely delivery of goods. In this article, we will explore the various job types and positions within a warehouse and how their roles contribute to efficient inventory and logistics management.

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The Broker-Carrier Summit with Dan Lindsey

The Logistics of Logistics

Dan Lindsey and Joe Lynch discuss the Broker-Carrier Summit which will be held on October 11 thru October 13 in Tampa, Florida. About Dan Lindsey Dan Lindsey is the Co-founder of Linkage Logistics and the Broker-Carrier Summit. Dan has been in the logistics industry since 2001 when he began working the preload shift for UPS. Since then, he has worked as a freight broker, operations manager, and business development leader in multiple segments of the industry.

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Will there be a diesel fuel shortage in 2023?

Commercial Carrier Journal

The current mismatch of crude for refiners suggests lower prices for gasoline lie ahead, but higher prices for diesel – likely the tipping point in accelerating a trucking capacity rebalancing.

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Editor’s Choice: 5 Ways EDI is Streamlining Supply Chain Operations

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. Today’s article comes from Descartes and looks at how EDI can streamline supply chain operations. For those unsure of what EDI is, it stands for electronic data interchange, is the concept of businesses electronically communicating information that was traditionally communicated on paper, such as purchase orders, advance ship

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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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Distribution Center: 6 Best Practices to Unlock Efficiency and Cost Savings

Cyzerg

Managing a distribution center efficiently is a top priority for businesses striving to stay ahead. The key lies in unlocking efficiency and cost savings , leading to higher profitability and customer satisfaction. But what are the best practices for achieving these goals? This article will explore proven strategies and techniques to help you optimize your distribution center operations and drive business success.

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Panama drought and its impact on bulk shipping

Supply Chain and Logistics

Drewry has an insightful article on the problems the Panama Canal is facing due to the extended drought that has compromised its water supply.

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'A unique beast': Behind the scenes on mobile TV production trucking

Overdrive Online

The mobile TV production segment of the entertainment-hauling niche is unlike most. Driving is a secondary task, as much of their time is spent building sets and stages and managing production. Hop onto the set of College GameDay with its seven truckers.

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Sarah Ruffcorn, Trinity Logistics’s President, Recognized as a Supply Chain Leader

Trinity Logistics

Trinity Logistics, a leading third-party logistics (3PL) provider, is proud to share that the company’s President, Sarah Ruffcorn, is a recipient of the 2023 Women in Supply Chain award. Selected to receive the award by Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive , this recognition honors female supply chain leaders and executives whose accomplishments, mentorship, and examples set a foundation for women in all levels of a company’s supply chain network.

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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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Teamsters call for investigation of Yellow bankruptcy

Commercial Carrier Journal

Yellow is six weeks into a liquidation process in which former rivals Estes Express Lines and Old Dominion Freight Line have submitted competing bids in excess of $1 billion for its assets.

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Enabling AI in Procurement Transformation – The Case For Adoption in the Electric Utility Industry

Supply Chain Brain

Utilities should set their procurement technology strategy to implement a fully integrated global I.T. system infrastructure that incorporates procure-to-pay operations with fully automated workflows.

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California's dray truck ZEV mandate backfiring at the ports?

Overdrive Online

California will ban new diesel trucks from operating at the ports beginning in 2024, but the ZEV mandate may spark the opposite impact by incentivizing fleets to buy diesel trucks now.

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September 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. Freight Volumes Stagnant As the U.S. continues to pull the levers to throttle the over-heated economy we experienced over the past few years, freight volumes, which are largely driven by consumer activity, have seen the impact of less buying from John and Jane Doe.

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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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Next Stop: A Career in Trucking - Part 2

Women in Trucking

The Women In Trucking Foundation scholarship program changes lives. By offering financial support through its scholarship program, the WIT Foundation allows women to overcome financial barriers to access education and training programs, empowering them to pursue successful careers in the trucking industry. Scholarships are awarded in four categories: Leadership, Driving, Safety and Technician.

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Parts and labor costs drop in Q2

Commercial Carrier Journal

Combined parts and labor costs for the top 25 VMRS codes fell 1.3% in the second quarter from the first, and labor costs decreased for the first time in the past year.

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LNL Trucking stands on strong financial foundation to thrive

Overdrive Online

Bedford, Indiana-based LNL Trucking, a 12-truck fleet specializing in liquid-bulk tanker work, thrives with a focus on financials. Owner Larry Limp found his niche in 2004 and has grown with his customers since.

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Building the right team for ERP implementation

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

When a coach in sports picks their team for an upcoming game, they need to make critical decisions, putting the right players and their respective set of skills in the right place at the right time. They give players a job to do that contributes to the overall success of their objective. An ERP implementation should be the same, with implementation managers giving specific jobs and responsibilities.

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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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Yang Ming Accused of Profiteering During Pandemic by Bed Bath & Beyond

Supply Chain Brain

Current law does not allow the FMC to enforce federal anti-trust laws against foreign-owned ocean carriers — which covers all major ones.

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Supply Chain Secrets – Subscriber Thank You + Giveaway

Logistics Bureau

As we approach the remarkable milestone of 70,000 subscribers here on Supply Chain Secrets, I wanted to express my deep appreciation for your consistent and steadfast support. As we embark on this new chapter, our commitment is to provide even more insightful topics. Therefore, we would greatly value your involvement in our survey. Furthermore, to amplify the excitement surrounding this significant achievement, we’re hosting an enticing giveaway!

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One truck to many: D. Weaver Trucking's sixfold growth in 2 years

Overdrive Online

Year 2019 yielded spectacular income for then-one-truck owner-operator Dannel Weaver. A high tax bill, too, which in part led to a decision to grow the fleet, now at six trucks, including one Weaver still pilots.

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