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Transportation Challenges and Logistics Trends in 2023

MercuryGate

During the past year, the logistics industry has seen immense change and volatility, bringing numerous challenges. As we enter a new year, it’s important to look back at what we overcame in 2022 and reflect on how that will shape the year ahead. The post Transportation Challenges and Logistics Trends in 2023 appeared first on MercuryGate International.

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9 Operations Management Problems (And a Solution for Each!)

Conger

Wondering what the top operations management problems are? Then you’re in the right place. Because in this article, we not only discuss the top operations management problems. We also offer some practical solutions for each. So, you can take what you learn and put it into practice quickly. Let's dive in! Table of Contents. 1. Labor Shortages. 2. Logistical Delays. 3.

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Warehouse Product Slotting: The Ultimate Guide

Logistics Bureau

If you browse through the Logistics Bureau blog, you’ll find at least two or three articles—and about the same number of videos—that cover warehouse product slotting. However, the incredible benefits of slotting make it worth exploring some more, and we’ve never published a complete and comprehensive guide to the practice. So here it is—your ultimate guide to warehouse product slotting.

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Freight Agents: Taking Ownership of Your Business

Trinity Logistics

Taking ownership of your Freight Agent business is important to be successful. It’s been nearly three weeks since we traveled to the magical city of New Orleans for our much-anticipated 2022 Freight Agent Conference. Between the energy of the city, the incredible speakers, and the camaraderie shared with my Trinity family, it was truly a transformative experience.

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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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5 Fleet Tracking Technology Trends to Watch for in 2023

RasTrac

Verizon recently conducted a survey of over 600 fleet management professionals and they came up with some major trends to look out for in 2023. Their main findings included electronic vehicle (EV) adoption, fighting false claims with video, and using asset tracking to enhance equipment and trailer performance. In this article we’ll dive a little deeper into some other trends we see on the horizon for fleet management in the new year.

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How companies need to evolve to achieve Supply Chain Resiliency

Logistics Management

Join our webinar, hosted by Adrian Wood from Dassault Systèmes, to learn about the key requirements and considerations in the supply chain resiliency evolution.

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U.S. logistic managers are bracing for delays in the delivery of goods from China in early January 

ShipLilly

Impact on industry and international trade. The logistics industry is dealing with yet another challenging obstacle from the new Covid-19 infections that recently hit China. China has locked down a major transportation hub in the south, as the country grapples with its largest nationwide Covid outbreak. The lockdown also follows rising cases in Beijing, which reported the country’s first Covid deaths in nearly six months.

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Freight Cost Volatility Impacts on Inflation – An Analysis

Freightos

The global economy has gone through an incredibly tumultuous time since 2020. From lockdown-induced purchasing highs, soaring logistics costs and supply chain snarls to waning demand, soaring inflation, and fears of recession – there has never been a dull moment. . The sheer influx in demand, combined with the variety of supply chain stressors, also catapulted global freight to new levels of infamy (although none perhaps as famous as the Suez Canal blockage).

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How to Get the Job You Want Post-Grad

Trinity Logistics

Learn how to get the job you want post-graduating by elevating yourself as a candidate and effectively selecting the right opportunity. Today’s market is complex, both for the employer and the employee. The average skilled candidate has a plethora of options to choose from when it comes to finding a new career. In the face of heightened competition for top talent, many employers have placed a greater focus on partnering with colleges and setting their sights on the recent college graduate.

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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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The Connected Ecosystem with Bill Vitti

The Logistics of Logistics

Bill Vitti and Joe Lynch discuss the connected ecosystem, which is one of the best ways to describe Transflo. Bill is the President and CRO of Transflo, the trusted industry leader in mobile, telematics, and business process automation solutions to the transportation industry. About Bill Vitti . Bill Vitti joined Transflo as President in early 2022, with more than 25 years’ experience in the transportation industry.

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Top 10 Talking Logistics Posts in 2022 (Plus Indago & Other Highlights)

Talking Logistics

Earlier this month, one of my guests on Talking Logistics said, “Supply chain and logistics professionals have wanted a seat at the C-suite table for a long time. Nobody said, however, that it would be the hot seat.” Whether it’s figuring out how to “do more with less” due to labor constraints, preparing for potential. Read more. The post Top 10 Talking Logistics Posts in 2022 (Plus Indago & Other Highlights) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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How the IoT Can Drive Sustainable Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

More and more companies are adopting advanced technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things (IoT) to transform their supply chains and keep pace with market requirements.

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Women In Trucking calls for 2023 Driver of the Year nominations

Fleet Owner

Applications are open to any female driver who has safely driven at least one million consecutive accident-free miles. Nominations are due by Feb. 1.

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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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The 8VC Story with Jake Medwell

The Logistics of Logistics

Jake Medwell and Joe Lynch discuss the 8VC story. Jake is a Founding Partner at 8VC , an early-stage venture capital firm headquartered in Austin, TX with offices in San Francisco, New York City, and Boston. About Jake Medwell. Jake is a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist who has spent his life building and scaling companies. He is a co-founder and partner at 8VC, a 6B AUM venture capital fund based in Austin, TX. 8VC is the leading logistics tech investing firm and has led deals in Proj

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Fast Facts: What You Need to Know About Chile’s Port of Valparaíso

Now, That's Logistics

Founded in 1536 by conquistador Juan de Saavedra, who named it for his birthplace in Spain, Valparaíso, Chile lies on the south side of a broad, open bay of the Pacific Ocean, 84 miles northwest of the national capital of Santiago. The city stands on the slopes of a semicircular spur of the coastal mountain range that ends in the rocky peninsula of Point Angeles.

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What to Do When Volatility Is the Norm

Supply Chain Brain

Uncommon Goods can experience sales spikes during its typical six-week peak period of up to 10 times the average volumes in Q1 and Q3, and typically does two-thirds of its business in Q4.

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Cox Transportation Services acquires cross-border specialist Outwest Express

Fleet Owner

Specializing in Mexican cross-border logistics, Outwest Express brings a fleet of more than 400 tractors and 1,200 trailers that serve a diversified group of customers to Cox Transportation’s time-sensitive truckload freight operations.

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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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DOT issues NOFO for $1.5 billion in RAISE grants program

Logistics Management

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) recently announced it published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $1.5 billion in grants through its 2023 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainable and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program.

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Cycling With Purpose: Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure Team 2022 Wrap-up

Talking Logistics

Last month, Kelly McCauslin from e2open (a Talking Logistics sponsor) and a member of our Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure cycling team, participated in the JDRF Ride in Tucson, AZ. Below she shares some highlights about her experience on the team and at the Tucson ride, along with some great photos she took. (For highlights. Read more. The post Cycling With Purpose: Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure Team 2022 Wrap-up appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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AI for Supply Chains Needs Cause-and-Effect Reasoning

Supply Chain Brain

Intelligent prediction is more important than ever in enabling our vastly complex supply chains to operate in real time and deliver on customers’ needs.

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Lion Electric Produces First Lithium-Ion Battery Pack at New Manufacturing Facility

NGT News

The Lion Electric Co., a manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, has completed production of its first lithium-ion battery pack at the company’s battery manufacturing facility located in Mirabel, Quebec. Final certification of the first battery pack is expected in the first quarter of 2023, followed by a gradual ramp up of production […].

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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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November TVI shows volume progression as rates decline, reports DAT

Logistics Management

November’s TVI dry van freight reading—at 218—fell 9.5% compared to October, while falling 4.4% annually. The October refrigerated (reefer) TVI—at 170—was down 4.5% sequentially and off 5.0% annually. And the flatbed TVI—at 218—was down 11% sequentially and posted a 13% annual gain.

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Think of truck drivers on the road this Christmas

Truck News

What is Christmas like for you and your family? My family has our main celebration on Christmas Eve. For as long as I can remember, we would gather at my mom and dad’s house in Georgetown, Ont., on Dec. 24. We enjoy tasty appetizers, a hearty meal, a Scotch tasting, singing carols, opening presents, sharing […].

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Achieving Supply Chain Success in the Face of Global Disruptions

Supply Chain Brain

Winter is upon us, and with the arrival of cold weather, rising energy prices, and oil and gas supplies being impacted by geopolitical tensions, businesses once again face potential supply chain challenges.

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Options for inventory planning and forecasting

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

In an increasingly unpredictable world environment, practices for planning and forecasting inventory levels that worked in the past need to be reviewed. Rules of thumb and techniques that were used only ten years ago cannot match the number-crunching applications that leading-edge companies are employing. In the 1990s, APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) arose as a solution for making better decisions about inventory.

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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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AAR and STB offer differing views on two final adopted final rules

Logistics Management

STB said that the two final rules are comprised are a voluntary arbitration program, as well as a new procedure for rate challenges, known as a Final Offer Rate Review (FORR). STB initially introduced FORR in September 2019, in a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), saying, at the time, that FORR utilizes procedural limitations to constrain the cost and complexity of a rate case, which would include principle-based, non-prescriptive criteria to allow for innovation with respect to rate review m

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Is the 24.5-size tire being phased out entirely?

Overdrive Online

That doesn't necessarily mean sourcing difficulties, particularly for 24.5s in low-profile sizes, will get better fast. Production of the 24.5 took something of a backseat to the more widespread 22.5 over the course of the pandemic's supply chain snarls.

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Rolls-Royce Engine Key to Zero-Carbon Flights Ready for Testing

Supply Chain Brain

The next stage of development will see it spooled up using 100% sustainable aviation fuel, a kerosene replacement that’s set to play a key role in cutting net emissions in coming few years.

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