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Warehouse Costs: A Strategy Guide to Reduce Them

Cyzerg

Reducing warehouse costs is critical in running an efficient warehouse and maximizing profits. However, with increasing demands and rising expenses, finding effective strategies to reduce warehouse costs can be challenging. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of proven tactics to help you reduce warehouse costs and boost your bottom line. From inventory management techniques to employee productivity hacks, these strategies are designed to help you cut costs without sacrificing quality or customer s

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How to Pick a Logistics Outsourcing Partner?

Logistics Bureau

In selecting your Logistics Outsourcing partner, it is crucial to be careful and choose the right one. So, what do you look for when selecting a Logistics Outsourcing Partner? Here are some tips for finding the right 3PL.  Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our website, check them out: The Power of Outsourcing for Supply Chain Improvement 6 Quick Tips for Successful Logistics Outsourcing Insourcing or Outsourcing Logistics: Don’t Choose the Wrong Reasons Getting Aligned wit

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Time to Rethink Supply Chain Practices?

Talking Logistics

Over the past few years, due to the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors, companies have started to question or rethink certain supply chain practices. Do you believe the time has come to rethink or refine certain supply chain practices? We asked members of our Indago supply chain research community — who. Read more The post Time to Rethink Supply Chain Practices?

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Ecommerce Business Models: Many Paths to Success

Ship Monk

B2B, B2C, C2B, C2C, DTC — that looks more like a bowl of alphabet soup than a list of business models, and we’ve just scratched the surface. Since there are so many different types of ecommerce businesses and many operate under a combination of business models, we thought it was time to clear up some of the confusion around those ubiquitous acronyms, and add a few more.

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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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A Carrier-Centric TMS with Nick Darman

The Logistics of Logistics

Nick Darman and Joe Lynch discuss a carrier-centric TMS, which is exactly what Nick and the Alvys team have built. Nick is the CEO and Founder of Alvys, a transformative TMS for carrier, broker and hybrid operations. About Nick Darman Nick Darman iis the CEO and Founder of Alvys, a transformative TMS for carrier, broker and hybrid operations. During college, Nick began dispatching for his dad’s family-owned trucking business.

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Launch Warehouse Automation Technologies Smarter: Insider Tips

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Failed warehouse automation technology launches can leave large and lasting scars – on project leads and brand reputations. Often, it’s not the technology that’s to blame, it’s a poorly managed implementation process.

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Another Tale from the Past

The Lean Thinker

This all happened nearly three decades ago. Since then the company has been through a series of mergers and acquisitions. Thus, the only thing I can be certain of is that things are different today – at least I hope so. It was Tuesday afternoon of a traditional five-day kaizen event. Monday morning had been spent training the team on the basics of “JIT” including some fundamental principles and a 1:1 flow simulation just to demonstrate some of the possibilities.

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Navigating Market Uncertainty with Sarah Bertram

The Logistics of Logistics

Sarah Bertram and Joe Lynch discuss navigating market uncertainty. Sarah is a Shipper Sales Manager at DAT , an online marketplace that connects shippers and carriers in the transportation industry. About Sarah Bertram Sarah Bertram is a Shipper Sales Manager at DAT. She brings almost 20 years of supply chain and benchmarking experience to DAT, where she is focused on providing actionable insights to shippers through DAT’s Benchmark Analytics and Rateview benchmarking tools.

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Solving the New Imperatives for Freight Forwarders

Talking Logistics

Everyone remembers back in 2020 when the pandemic hit. It was a scary time for the entire world but incredibly overwhelming for those working hard to keep global supply chains running. Not only were factories shut down, but ocean ports were congested, vessels sat offshore for weeks waiting to unload, capacity on ships and planes. Read more The post Solving the New Imperatives for Freight Forwarders appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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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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This Week in Logistics News (August 26 – September 1)

Logistics Viewpoints

As Labor Day approaches, I can only think about kids going back to school. And when I think of going back to school, I think of a rite of passage that most kids enjoyed: watching the Price is Right on a sick day. Earlier this week, longtime host of the Price is Right, Bob Barker, passed away at the age of 99. Barker started his career with a radio show before becoming the host of Truth or Consequences in 1956.

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Trinity Logistics Celebrates New Office Location in Florida

Trinity Logistics

On August 24, 2023, Trinity Logistics, a leading third-party logistics (3PL) provider, held its Grand Opening event to celebrate its new and improved office location in Orlando, Florida. One of seven locations nationwide, the Orlando office is uniquely positioned to help local businesses expand and create efficiencies within their supply chain. More than 120 people attended, including local state and industry representatives such as Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer , Bo Outlaw and Jessica Lima of Orland

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Building a Foundation for Sales with Chris Peer

The Logistics of Logistics

Chris Peer and Joe Lynch discuss building a foundation for sales. Chris is the Founder of SyncShow , G8P, and the author of the book, “ The Great 8 Pillars of ROI-Driven Marketing.” About Chris Peer Chris Peer is a highly experienced professional in the field of B2B digital marketing strategy, lead generation, and marketing consultancy for manufacturing firms.

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Digital Transport Documents: They’re Not Emailed PDFs

Talking Logistics

If you transport goods by road in Europe, you are very familiar with CMR — that is, the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road. As described by the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business: The [CMR] was developed in 1956. [It] standardizes contractual and carrier liability. Read more The post Digital Transport Documents: They’re Not Emailed PDFs appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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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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UPS Strike Averted While Workers Gain Heat Protection

Logistics Viewpoints

Last week, the Teamsters, one of the largest unions in the US, voted to ratify a contract with UPS. The five-year deal includes wage increases and historic new protections for working in high temperatures for UPS’s employees. UPS is the largest parcel delivery company in North America. The company generated over $100 billion in revenue in their last financial year.

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ECM Transport drivers in New Jersey unionize

Commercial Carrier Journal

The union claims workers at the company approached the organization in June after requests for changes at the workplace were not fully addressed by management.

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August 29, 2023 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * More Resources Home August 29, 2023 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. Judah Levine August 29, 2023 Unbox your Freight knowledge.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (September 1, 2023)

Talking Logistics

The wildfires in Maui and Hurricane Idalia this week: August was a reminder that Mother Nature can be a powerful and disruptive force at times. The American Logistics Aid Network, one of the organizations that our Indago supply chain research community supports, encourages members of the logistics community to “visit ALAN’s Supply Chain Intelligence Center.

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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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Owner-op overcomes physical challenge for successful career

Overdrive Online

Despite being diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and being eligible for 100% disability more than three decades ago, owner-operator Steve Massat's love of the business has kept him going since buying his first truck in 1988.

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Solar Transport acquired by Maverik, FJ Management

Commercial Carrier Journal

Solar Transport serves more than 35 customers, including some of the largest convenience store chains in the U.S., from over 20 terminals, with regional management offices in Iowa, Colorado and Missouri.

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The Importance of Investment in Ports for the Future of the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Healthy, modernized seaports are essential for the profitability of businesses and investors everywhere. Our new white paper answers these questions and details the areas of seaports where investments will bring the biggest payback.

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Ford Pro Offering New EV Chargers for Fleet Customers

NGT News

Ford Pro, the commercial division within Ford Motor Company, has debuted new charging hardware in its suite of EV solutions, including the Series 2 AC Charging Station 80 A and expanded DC fast charger options. Coupled with Ford Pro’s charging management software, the company provides a fully integrated solution that simplifies EV charging for both […] The post Ford Pro Offering New EV Chargers for Fleet Customers appeared first on NGT News.

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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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Meet Overdrive's Small Fleet Champ semi-finalists

Overdrive Online

From the 10 fleets named semi-finalists, Overdrive will recognize two finalists each in two separate competitive divisions -- companies with 3-10 trucks and those with 11-30 trucks at the end of 2022 -- before naming a winner in each category.

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Aim RescuePro app adds text function

Commercial Carrier Journal

A lot has changed in the 5 years since Aim rolled out its RescuePro system, like the declining number of people whose preferred communication method is talking on the phone.

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Why it may be time to upgrade your ERP system

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

In today’s digitalized world, manufacturers must keep pace with the rapidly evolving technology landscape to remain competitive, agile, and to protect their electronic assets such as data. This is particularly crucial when it comes to enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Outdated ERP systems expose organizations to security risks, limit functionality, impede integration, and hinder compliance efforts.

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Labour Code changes affect rules for terminating truck drivers

Truck News

Changes to Part 3 of the Canada Labour Code will alter the termination rules that federally regulated trucking companies must follow effective Feb. 1, 2024.

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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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The New Era of Commerce: A Guide for Future-Proofing Your Shipping

Supply Chain Brain

This paper offers comprehensive strategies to ensure enduring shipping operations, such as leveraging advanced technology to optimize logistics and using data to identify trends.

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The Latest Challenges Faced by Global Supply Chains

MTS Logistics

Global supply chains face numerous challenges impacting the efficient movement of goods and services worldwide. These challenges can arise from economic, technological, geopolitical, environmental, and regulatory factors. Some of the key challenges include: 1. Disruptions and Resilience Natural disasters, such as pandemics (like Covid), geopolitical conflicts, and labor strikes cause supply chains to be vulnerable to disruption.

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BlueGrace Logistics Confidence Index Has an Optimistic Outlook, for the Fourth Quarter

Blue Grace Logistics

BlueGrace LCI Has Optimistic Outlook for Q4 Show Submenu Resources The Logistics Blog® News Press Whitepaper Case Study Webinars Indexes Search Search BlueGrace Logistics - August 30, 2023 BlueGrace Logistics Confidence Index Has an Optimistic Outlook, for the Fourth Quarter Jeff Berman | Logistics Management August 30, 2023 The new edition of the BlueGrace Logistics Confidence Index , which was issued earlier this month by Tampa, Fla.