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Building a Global Logistics Juggernaut with Nourhan Beyrouti

The Logistics of Logistics

Nourhan Beyrouti and Joe Lynch discuss building a global logistics juggernaut. Nourhan is Global Chief Revenue Officer at AJEX Logistics Services , Saudi Arabia’s fastest growing transportation company. About Nourhan Beyrouti Nourhan Beyrouti , a seasoned professional with a global footprint, has an impressive track record in branding, corporate innovation, and real estate development, and global logistics technology.

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Watch: How Automated Trucking Will Impact Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Improved use of tires and braking systems, not to mention safety, are among the gains expected when automated trucking is widely implemented in U.S. supply chains, says Peter Coratola Jr., CEO and founder of Ease Logistics.

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Happening Now: Five Trends for 2024 Supply Chain Success

West Coast and California Logistics

An article in SupplyChainBrain identifies the strategies, tactics and technologies that will drive supply chain success in 2024 and beyond. These include ongoing concerns like tackling the labor shortage and longer-term initiatives like embracing sustainability.

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Overcoming Challenges in Warehouse Safety and Efficiency

Logistics Business Magazine

New research from Watco has highlighted the challenges faced by facilities management (FM) professionals in the warehousing and storage sector, and how they impact the ability to run safe and efficient operations The research revealed that more than half (57%) have seen an increase in their workload over the past year. On top of this, over a third (38%) regularly go over budget on urgent repair work to remove hazards.

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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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A New Safety Mindset Marks the Road Ahead

Women in Trucking

Safety is a key component to a successful retention strategy during today’s driver shortage, according to Marcia Faschingbauer, President and CEO of Excargo Services , a logistics company that provides intermodal, drayage, transloading and warehousing solutions to major importers and exporters. “Our drivers are hanging with us because of our culture, because they know we’ll fight for them and that we provide the best environment—and safest environment—that they can find,” she says.

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Why Nobody Sends Out an RFP for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

In my 25+ years as an industry analyst, I have reviewed (and helped craft) many Request for Proposals (RFP) for supply chain and logistics software applications — especially for shippers and third party logistics providers (3PLs) looking for a transportation management system (TMS) or a supply chain visibility solution. Never, in 25 years, have I.

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Baltimore Bridge Collapse: An Opportunity to Reinforce the Importance of Supply Chain Resilience

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain resilience is a hot topic the last few years since post-Covid issues and newsworthy incidents like the Houthi attacks in the red sea have raised awareness. The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore being struck by the Dali and collapsing is an unpredictable disruption to the supply chains of several industries including automobiles, coal, and agricultural machinery.

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FMCSA forces transparency from Uber Freight after scam uncovered

Overdrive Online

After a small fleet owner caught scammers red-handed double brokering an Uber Freight load, FMCSA got involved and forced transparency from the broker, amid ongoing payment dispute.

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Making Drivers Happy with Elisabeth Barna

The Logistics of Logistics

Elisabeth Barna and Joe Lynch discuss making drivers happy. Elisabeth is the Founder of EAB Strategies, a company that provides communications and marketing expertise to transportation and logistics companies, as well as program development for companies seeking to grow their brand and image. About Elisabeth Barna Elisabeth Barna is a seasoned veteran in the trucking industry with 34 years of experience.

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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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Editor’s Pick: How Managed Transportation Services Enable Resilient Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics. This recent post by Veronica Turk from Loadsmart highlights a recent Talking Logistics episode with Adrian Gonzalez and George Swartz, Loadsmart’s VP.

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Exiger Has Taken the Supply Chain Risk Market by Storm

Logistics Viewpoints

Brandon Daniels, CEO of Exiger The pandemic got almost every company talking about resilience. Supply chain risk solutions are hot. And a company called Exiger seemingly came out of nowhere to capitalize on this. Lately, Exiger has been in the news. In December of 2023 it was reported that $1.2 billion had been invested in Exiger by Carlyle and other venture capital firms.

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GreenPower Will Deliver Another 88 Electric School Buses to West Virginia

NGT News

GreenPower Motor Company Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of all-electric, zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, plans to deliver an additional 88 all-electric Type D BEAST and Type A Nano BEAST school buses to West Virginia school districts in GreenPower’s fiscal year 2025, which began April 1. “GreenPower is currently manufacturing all-electric, purpose-built school buses purchased […] The post GreenPower Will Deliver Another 88 Electric School Buses to West Virg

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Charting a Sustainable Path: Retail Supply Chain Evolution in 2024

Supply Chain Brain

Retailers have an opportunity to prioritize a more sustainable supply chain. But how can they do this while continuing to grow the business?

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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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Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes – Plus Indago Highlights (Q1 2024)

Talking Logistics

If you were writing a book or a song about supply chain and logistics in the first quarter of 2024, what would its title be? Here are some ideas: The truth is I’m having a hard time characterizing this year so far. We’re arguably in a less stressful and disruptive environment today than we were. Read more The post Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes – Plus Indago Highlights (Q1 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Happening Now: US retailers upgrade H1 import forecast

West Coast and California Logistics

According to the JOC , US retailers have significantly revised their import forecast for the first half of 2024 upwards. This upgrade is buoyed by ocean carriers expanding services across all coasts, signaling confidence against overcapacity concerns.

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April 9, 2024 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Comments This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home April 9, 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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Show-Me State’s School Districts Learn Benefits of Propane-Powered Buses

NGT News

Missouri school districts have found a clean, affordable and less complicated path to reducing harmful emissions with school buses powered by propane autogas. “Propane separated itself from the other fuels because of the following: a long-standing history of use by the National Park Service since the 1970s; improvements in fueling technology; long-term sustainability; a low […] The post Show-Me State’s School Districts Learn Benefits of Propane-Powered Buses appeared first on N

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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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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 12, 2024)

Talking Logistics

April showers bring May flowers. If it rains any more, though, we’ll be drowning in daisies soon. “The sun’ll come out tomorrow,” Annie promises. I hope she’s right because I’m betting my bottom dollar on it. — While it rains outside, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Necessity. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 12, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Waupun Truck-N-Show ending after 35 years

Overdrive Online

The annual event in Waupun, Wisconsin, to be held Aug. 9-10 this year, will be the final iteration of one of the longest-running truck shows in the country.

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Meet Jodi Edwards: A 2-Million Safe Miles Driver with a Million-Dollar Smile

Women in Trucking

Studies show that within three seconds people make many decisions or assumptions about one’s character. Within three seconds, one would be greeted with Jodi Edwards’ big smile and decide that she has a big personality interlaced with a passionate, giving, and caring spirit. Also, within those three seconds, one would see that when she speaks, people listen; that she is direct and honest and wickedly funny; and that she is both an expert at and loves her job.

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Double-Deck Electric Buses Ready to Roll in Limerick

NGT News

Limerick’s city bus service, operated by Bus Éireann, is set to become Ireland’s first fully electric regional city bus service, as part of a 54-million-euro investment by the National Transport Authority (NTA). The new service is to be officially launched April 12 by Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan at Limerick’s Colbert Station. As part of […] The post Double-Deck Electric Buses Ready to Roll in Limerick appeared first on NGT News.

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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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Watch: The Risk to Supply Chains From Increasing Trade Restrictions

Supply Chain Brain

Amir Fadavi, senior director with K2 Integrity, advises on the risks that supply chains face today in complying with a growing number of trade regulations and restrictions.

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Owner Jason 'Otis' Harris's '24 389: Laced fenders, lift bumper, more

Overdrive Online

Oakley-leased end dump puller Jason "Otis" Harris, based in Clanton, Alabama, has always been a fan of Peterbilts. He's always been a fan of the color yellow, too. With his 2024 389, debuted at MATS, he got the best of both worlds.

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Customer Service Continues to be King at ShipMonk

Ship Monk

2024 is 4th Year in a Row 3PL is Recognized with BIG Customer Service Award April 10, 2024 — Customer service is a 365-day a year duty, but today the Business Intelligence Group is shining an extra light on this critical component to any company’s success by announcing the winners of the BIG Excellence in Customer Service Awards. This year, BIG is celebrating 102 companies, executives, and products dedicated to getting customers the support they need and deserve.

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More than 50 Electric Vehicle Models Eligible to Use EVgo’s Autocharge+

NGT News

Electric vehicle fast-charging network EVgo Inc. says more than 50 EV models are eligible for its seamless Autocharge+ feature. Once enrolled, Autocharge+ eliminates the need for drivers to open an app, swipe a credit card or tap an EVgo program (RFID) card to initiate a fast-charging session on the EVgo network. Since its launch in […] The post More than 50 Electric Vehicle Models Eligible to Use EVgo’s Autocharge+ appeared first on NGT News.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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In the Transition to Electric Vehicles, Components Sourcing Will Be a Growing Challenge

Supply Chain Brain

While welcome from a sustainability perspective, the shift to electric vehicles creates challenges for companies that supply traditional components and the original equipment manufacturers that rely on them.

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How to leave trucking better than you found it, with Jason Cowan

Overdrive Online

It was a central message of a veritable sermon small fleet owner Jason Cowan delivered to MATS attendees. In this Overdrive Radio podcast, the thought-provoking talk tracks from the owner's history and early mentors to long-term relationship value.

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Sarah Ruffcorn, Trinity Logistics’s President, Named ‘Distinguished Woman in Logistics’

Trinity Logistics

Trinity Logistics, a leading third-party logistics provider (3PL), is thrilled to announce that President Sarah Ruffcorn has been named the recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Woman in Logistics Award (DWLA) by the Women in Trucking Association (WIT). The announcement took place during the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA) Conference held in Phoenix, Arizona, April 10 -13, 2024.