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Three Benefits of Channel-Free Logistics

Supply Chain Brain

Channel-free logistics connects existing infrastructure to simplify the whole order-to-delivery process, encouraging circularity and sustainability, maximizing profits and streamlining operations overall.

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Learning to Sit With Uncertainty

Talking Logistics

On an ordinary night this past September, I lost my ability to sleep. The sun went down, it got late, I went to bed, but I never got sleepy. I was up all night. One night of insomnia. It happens. It’s normal. Two nights later, the sun went down again, and once again, sleep never. Read more The post Learning to Sit With Uncertainty appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Why AI and Accuracy are a Requirement for Optimizing the Last Mile

Food Logistics

Years of innovation to revolutionize the last mile has answered the call to improve costs and drive efficiency, culminating in the latest advances in AI that synthesize analytics and tracking to transform the future of 3PL operations.

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7 Must-Have Features of a CRM in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

IFS Blogs

Learn the seven must-have features of a CRM in logistics and supply chain management to help you boost sales and operational efficiency.

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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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Examining the Logistics Software Build vs Buy Debate

MercuryGate

A common question in transportation management and logistics software often arises: build or buy? Is it better to build a transportation management system or buy logistics management software? The build vs buy debate arises in many industries – not just in the transportation and supply chain space. Let’s consider the build vs buy question from a different angle: home improvement.

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How to move towards sustainability with precise logistics route planning and optimization? 

Loginext

How to move towards sustainability with precise logistics route planning and optimization? Sustainability and carbon footprint aren’t just buzzwords but major concerns that businesses across the globe, no matter big or small need to act proactively on. Making efforts and defining processes which are aimed at maintaining ecological balance and making use of resources in […] The post How to move towards sustainability with precise logistics route planning and optimization?

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Transportation Cost: The Impacts & How To Gain Visibility To The Right Data – LinkedIn Live

Blue Grace Logistics

Webinars Show Submenu Resources The Logistics Blog® Newsroom Whitepaper Case Study Webinars Indexes Search Search Adam White - February 29, 2024 LinkedIn Live Webinar On-Demand: Transportation Cost: The impacts & how to gain visibility to the right data What’s the Topic? Transportation costs are a critical aspect of supply chain management, impacting businesses of all sizes and industries.

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2024 Freight Market Survey Results

Trinity Logistics

After several record setting years, 2023 saw shifts to the freight market. How did the 2023 freight market affect shipper and carrier businesses? Did other businesses have the same struggles as yours? Are they expecting to face similar difficulties in 2024? How are their partner relationships? Trinity Logistics wanted to get answers to these questions for you, so we asked a random sample of our shipper and carrier relationships to gauge the effect 2023 had on their business and what their expect

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Top Eight Avoidable Supply Chain Practices

Stord

Explore the top 8 supply chain logistics practices to avoid to prevent disruptions and drive innovation in supply chain management.

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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 Roller Coaster Freight Market with Ryan Schreiber

The Logistics of Logistics

Ryan Schreiber and Joe Lynch discuss navigating the roller coaster freight market. Ryan is the Vice President, Industry and Growth, at Metafora , the leading business consulting and software development firm that exclusively serves the Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain space. About Ryan Schreiber Ryan Schreiber is the Vice President, Industry and Growth, at Metafora.

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The Advantage of Speed: The Cooper Health Supply Chain Relies Upon Real-time Risk Alerts

Logistics Viewpoints

Cooper University Health Care Relies Upon Real-time Alerts to Improve Operations Cooper University Health Care, like most companies, struggled with their supply chain during COVID. Cooper successfully coped with the crisis, but the high costs they had to pay for critical supplies and the late nights searching for those supplies convinced the organization that there had to be a better way.

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Boardroom battle at Norfolk Southern heats up

Supply Chain and Logistics

Ancora Advisors (some info here), an activist hedge fund with over 300 high-wealth customers, is suggesting 7 new board members for the Class I rail Norfolk Southern (NS).

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BlueTriton Awards Trinity Logistics With Its ‘Fiercely Good Award’

Trinity Logistics

Trinity Logistics, a leading third-party logistics provider (3PL), is proud to announce that it has been honored with the prestigious “Fiercely Good Award” by BlueTriton Brands Inc., a prominent player in the beverage industry. The award was presented to Trinity Logistics during BlueTriton’s Annual Carrier Meeting, which saw the attendance of over 150 carrier and 3PL companies.

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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 Life Science Supply Chain with John Marrow

The Logistics of Logistics

John Marrow and Joe Lynch discuss the life science supply chain. John is the President at RRD Supply Chain Solutions , a recognized provider of global life science supply chain services with decades of experience in developing and delivering value-add solutions to the life science sector. About John Marrow John Marrow is the President of RRD Supply Chain Solutions.

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Companies Cannot Transform Through AI Alone

Logistics Viewpoints

UPS dominated business and trade headlines for a day in late January when the world’s largest package delivery company announced plans to cut 12,000 full- and part-time management jobs as part of a new initiative called “Fit to Serve.” What stood out even more was the “subhead” of UPS’ announcement. As reported by The Wall Street Journal , “Those jobs weren’t likely to return even when business picks up,” UPS said, adding that the reductions are part of what would be “ new ways of working.

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Ikea v. Convoy: Lawsuit brings broker transparency

Overdrive Online

Ikea's lawsuit against Convoy reveals freight rates the mega shipper agreed to pay the broker, sometimes well above the average that brokers were paying owner-ops on the spot market at the time.

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The Evolving Last-Mile Delivery Trends and Expectations of 2024

Supply Chain Brain

Rising shipping costs, cumbersome processes and the growing demand for seamless service highlight the urgency for businesses to rethink their approach to last-mile delivery.

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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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Building a Better Freight Brokerage with Danny Frisco

The Logistics of Logistics

Danny Frisco and Joe Lynch discuss building a better freight brokerage. Danny is the CEO and Co-founder of Rapido Solutions Group , a logistics nearshoring partner to leading freight brokerage firms in the USA. About Danny Frisco As CEO and co-founder of Rapido Solutions Group, Danny oversees sales and is responsible for the long-term strategy and vision of the company.

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This Week n Logistics News (February 24 – March 1)

Logistics Viewpoints

Yesterday was February 29 th , meaning that 2024 is a Leap Year and yesterday was Leap Day. Leap years exist because while the world follows a 365-day Gregorian calendar, it actually takes Earth 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds to orbit the sun, according to NASA. While that is rounded down to the 365 days we recognize as a typical year, those nearly six extra hours do not disappear.

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Trucker of the Month banks 'expensive wisdom,' profits in bulk

Overdrive Online

It hasn't been easy over the years owner-operator Viaille has been in business, after learning to haul in the early 1980s. Yet he's learned from every mistake made. Big wins, too. He now pulls a dedicated back-and-forth leased to a bulk hauler.

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Hexagon Agility Receives Orders for Trucks Using Cummins X15N Engine

NGT News

Hexagon Agility, a leading provider of renewable natural gas (RNG) fuel systems, confirms new orders for compressed natural gas (CNG)/RNG fuel system installations on pilot trucks powered by Cummins‘ new X15N natural gas engine developed for the North American commercial truck market. These orders are destined for major fleets and involve two leading original equipment […] The post Hexagon Agility Receives Orders for Trucks Using Cummins X15N Engine appeared first on NGT News.

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Rethinking Direct Materials Sourcing: The Tools You Need To Manage Costs, Risks and Sustainability

Direct materials sourcing is evolving, with procurement now tasked not only with cost efficiency but managing sustainability and risk management. The environment is marked by heightened demand and expectations, compounded by challenges such as rising input prices, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical tensions. While some embrace cutting-edge tools like AI and blockchain for global trade functions, others lag in technology adoption.

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Cargo Volumes in Red Sea Area Drop 21% Due to Attacks On Ships

Supply Chain Brain

BIMCO said that, so far in February, the number of ships transiting through the Gulf of Aden and the Suez Canal is 50% and 37% lower than last year respectively.

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What to look for in an apparel logistics services provider

West Coast and California Logistics

Economic uncertainty, sustainability initiatives, and a crowded consumer marketplace are just a few of the challenges facing apparel manufacturers at the moment. To mitigate these challenges, apparel brands are increasingly reliant on nimble, flexible 3PL providers that specialize in apparel logistics. Ideally, these partners are not only equipped with the resources and capabilities to execute efficient distribution operations but also possess the agility to adapt to real-time changes.

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Last of the 359s: 1987 Pete 'Classic 359' restored to form

Overdrive Online

The truck, while not part of the numbered "Classic 359" series, "still made the Classic cut" as an "extension truck," according to Gerald Mock, who helped rebuild this one.

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Customer success story: Finding Freightquote led to significant cost and time savings

Freightquote

Find out how Fulfilled with Love was able to streamline their small business shipping with Freightquote, saving time and money—and how you can, too.

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Mastering Order Management: Backorders & Out-of-Stock Inventory

The unfortunate truth is that you will always have low stock and backorder issues with your supply chain. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared to handle them. This brief video explores some of the primary drivers of inventory issues – and how modern technology and best practices can mitigate these issues and ensure a superb customer experience.

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Advances in Thin Film Printed Electronics Enable Active Tracking and Automated Visibility

Supply Chain Brain

Thin film electronics is a rapidly evolving technology that has the potential to revolutionize supply chains and shipping as well as other industries.

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Fleets use podcasts to communicate with drivers

Commercial Carrier Journal

Some fleets use podcasts to communicate information from corporate to drivers, while others use them for brand recognition or simply to reach a broader audience with relatable content. Here's how three different carriers approach using the medium.

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IVECO Receives Order for 178 S-Way CNG Trucks from DHL’s German Division

NGT News

IVECO, the brand of Iveco Group that designs, manufactures and markets light-, medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, has received an order for the supply of 178 S-Way compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks to the Post & Parcel Germany division of DHL. This order will expand DHL’s sustainable fleet, furthering its commitment to reducing carbon footprint […] The post IVECO Receives Order for 178 S-Way CNG Trucks from DHL’s German Division appeared first on NGT News.