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5 Ways to Improve Fuel Surcharge Management in Freight Procurement

Shipsta

Learn how to optimize fuel surcharge management in freight procurement with 5 key strategies. Discover how SHIPSTA can help you stay ahead of market changes.

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Free spaces now pay-to-park: The future of truck parking?

Overdrive Online

Truck Parking Club, the "AirBnB of truck parking," crosses a line, some truckers contend, by turning previously free spots at major truck stops to a pay-to-park model. A closer look shows new effort by TPC to respond, better manage a growing network.

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Manhattan Associates Releases a Ground-breaking Supply Chain Planning Solution

Logistics Viewpoints

Scott Fenwick, Senior Director Product Strategy for Supply Chain Planning at Manhattan Associates. Manhattan Associates, a leading supplier of supply chain and omnichannel management software solutions, recently had a major product release that will shake up the supply chain planning market. The announcement came on May 15th at the company’s annual user conference, Momentum.

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How Stressful Is Working in Supply Chain Management?

Talking Logistics

As reported by Sky News in September 2023, “The Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) said that analysis of data from over 900 companies employing 6.5 million staff found an average 7.8 absence days per employee over the past year…The report said 76% of respondents had been off work due to stress over the. Read more The post How Stressful Is Working in Supply Chain Management?

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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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US Customs checks every e-commerce parcel

Supply Chain and Logistics

Air freight from the Far East to the US is slowing due to US Customs detaining e-commerce parcels containing drugs and fentanyl equipment.

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Happening Now: Signs of Transportation Market Tightening

West Coast and California Logistics

According to Trucking Dive , the transportation market is experiencing a “rightsizing.” 2024 is seeing about the same number of new trucking companies enter the market as there were last year. Overall, however, there are more trucking companies shutting down than there are entering the industry.

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The Trillion-Dollar Problem for Retailers: Not Having Clean Data

Supply Chain Brain

A study by the IHL Group found that retailers miss out on nearly $1 trillion in sales per year because of out-of-stock items.

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Beyond the Yard: How Velostics Streamlines Scheduling with Gaurav Khandelwal

The Logistics of Logistics

Gaurav Khandelwal and Joe Lynch discuss beyond the yard – how Velostics streamlines scheduling. Gaurav is the Founder and CEO of Velostics , a logistics Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company specializing in unified scheduling of appointments, dock and yard management and digitizing the gate in/out process for shippers. Summary: Beyond the Yard: How Velostics Streamlines Scheduling In this podcast, Gaurav Khandelwal, CEO of Velostics, discusses how their cloud-based logistics software au

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Clean Energy Fuels Widens RNG Footprint in Southern California

NGT News

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has significantly increased its renewable natural gas (RNG) fueling footprint in Southern California with the opening of two additional stations in San Bernadino and Perris. These stations give heavy-duty trucks and other fleet vehicles convenient access to RNG, a low carbon-intensity transportation fuel made entirely of organic waste that reduces greenhouse […] The post Clean Energy Fuels Widens RNG Footprint in Southern California appeared first on NGT News.

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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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Why are container spot rates surging?

Supply Chain and Logistics

Shippers are booking more due to fears of disruptions, driving price rises despite ample ship supply. Drewry's expert explains.

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Warehouse Automation 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Logistics Viewpoints

Autonomous technology continues to make an impact on the supply chain. The autonomous supply chain , as I am writing about it here, applies to moving goods without human intervention (to some degree at least). While there is plenty of talk about autonomous transportation, including drones and self-driving trucks, warehouse automation is at the forefront of the autonomous supply chain.

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Supply Chain 2030 with Ron Crabtree

The Logistics of Logistics

Ron Crabtree and Joe Lynch discuss Supply Chain 2030. Ron is the Founder and CEO of MetaOps & MetaExperts , a global network of operational excellence rockstars ready to tackle your toughest challenges. They’ll diagnose your problems and get you back on track, fast. Summary: Supply Chain 2030 In this podcast, Joe Lynch and Ron Crabtree delve into the critical challenges and trends shaping the future of the supply chain industry.

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The “Why” for Leaders in Yard Management

Talking Logistics

The famous author and speaker Simon Sinek tells us that we should always start by asking “Why?” So, why implement a Yard Management System? In a Talking Logistics video series we conducted a few years ago titled “Profiles in Yard Management Excellence,” we interviewed several supply chain and logistics executives whose companies are leading the.

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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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GreenPower Introduces Electric Refrigerated Medium-Duty Delivery Truck

NGT News

GreenPower Motor Company Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of purpose-built, all-electric, zero-emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles, has unveiled the EV Star REEFERX, a new all-electric refrigerated medium-duty delivery truck. This vehicle is available for orders immediately. Built on GreenPower’s EV Star Cab & Chassis platform, the EV Star REEFERX is fully customizable with a lighter […] The post GreenPower Introduces Electric Refrigerated Medium-Duty Delivery Truck appea

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AI-Powered Inventory Planning for Better Sleep

Logistics Viewpoints

In the quest for a good night’s sleep, many turn to remedies ranging from herbal teas to meditation. Recently, my remedy of choice has been a tart cherry juice “mocktail.” This sleep-enhancing hack has gained recent popularity thanks to health and wellness accounts on social media, which have shed light on its melatonin-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Brake Safety Week set for late August

Overdrive Online

Possibly the biggest inspection initiative each year aside from International Roadcheck, Brake Safety Week will feature a keen focus on brakes and their related components.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (June 7, 2024)

Talking Logistics

Remember when I was supposed to go radioactive a few weeks ago? Well, it didn’t happen. I was burned by a supply chain issue (a story for another day). Take two is next week, so before I have to isolate myself for a few days, I’m going out for a bike ride today. I’m back. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (June 7, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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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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Psychological safety: The thing that changes everything

Truck News

If people don’t feel safe to be who they are at work – to make mistakes or ask for help – they are less likely to invest, participate fully, or […]

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Supply Chains Under Siege: What Organizations Should Know

Supply Chain Brain

Among all the threats facing global supply chains today, the issue of greatest concern lies within the very heart of the system: a lack of effective cybersecurity measures.

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Choosing the Right Fuel Card: Everything You Need to Know

WorkWave

What Are Fleet Fuel Cards? Fleet fuel cards are specialized payment cards designed for use at a network of fuel stations and maintenance providers, providing a convenient and centralized method for handling transactions related to fleet operations. They offer significant benefits in terms of cost savings, control and efficiency, but come with considerations regarding acceptance and potential fees.

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Big winners from the 2024 Shell Rotella SuperRigs

Overdrive Online

Dodd City, Texas-based Kaleb Hammett took home Best of Show at the Shell Rotella SuperRigs working truck show, held at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth.

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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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Scania Touring Vehicle Operates on Either Natural Gas, Biogas – or Both

NGT News

Scania has added an LBG/LNG (liquefied biogas/liquefied natural gas) variant of the Scania Touring vehicle. Able to run on both natural gas and biogas, or a mix of the two, it allows a smooth transition to biogas, creating a circular and economically viable solution for sustainable long-distance transport. “The new LBG/LNG variant of the Scania […] The post Scania Touring Vehicle Operates on Either Natural Gas, Biogas – or Both appeared first on NGT News.

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‘Sustainable’ Procurement: More Than a Buzzword

Supply Chain Brain

Chief procurement officers must deal with complex global supply chains and disparate country standards, simply to ensure that all involved are adhering to sustainable practices.

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June 4, 2024 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Name This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home June 4, 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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Iimpressive 1955 Kenworth rebuild by truck's second owner

Overdrive Online

The classic Kenworth was found by Damian Minteer -- only the truck's second owner -- in a field in pretty rough shape. Minteer bought the truck more than 25 years ago and rebuilt it, now to pull his camper and attend truck shows.

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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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What is the Difference Between a Carrier and a NVOCC?

Dedola Global Logistics

In the world of shipping and logistics, understanding the roles of different players is crucial for efficient cargo movement. Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs) and carriers are two key entities in this domain. A carrier is typically the owner of a vessel and physically transports the cargo across the seas. On the other hand, an NVOCC does not own ships but acts as a carrier by issuing its own bills of lading, thereby taking responsibility for the shipment.

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Are We Seeing an End to the Age of Offshore Production?

Supply Chain Brain

A new report from Capgemini suggests that, for U.S. manufacturers, the dominance of offshore production is coming to an end.

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Navigating Choppy Waters: Ocean Contracts Under Strain Amidst Red Sea Diversions

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Name This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home Navigating Choppy Waters: Ocean Contracts Under Strain Amidst Red Sea Diversions Ocean freight spot rates spike after Red Sea diversions and rising demand, causing contract instability and challenging shippers to navigate the volatile market.

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