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5 Things Your Carrier Wants with Brian Gibala

The Logistics of Logistics

Brian Gibala and Joe Lynch discuss 5 things your carrier wants. Brian serves as Vice President of Sales at LTI Trucking Services , an asset-based truckload carrier and 3PL specializing in temperature-controlled contract service. About Brian Gibala Brian Gibala is the VP of Sales at LTI Trucking Services, an asset-based truckload carrier and 3PL specializing in temperature-controlled contract service.

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Polycrisis, Antifragility, and What’s Missing from Digital Transformation

Logistics Viewpoints

Feeling overwhelmed by the persistence and prevalence of crisis? There’s a new word for this current state: polycrisis. Wishing your supply chain were strengthened rather than strangled under these conditions? There’s an older term now being applied to supply chains for this capacity: antifragility. Are you trying to figure out how NOT to join the 70% who fail at digital transformation?

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Last Mile Delivery, Visibility, and Vehicle Capacity

Logistics Viewpoints

One of the most difficult and expensive aspects of the supply chain is last mile delivery. However, from a customer experience standpoint, it is also the most memorable and possibly important. Last mile delivery has become an increasingly hot topic, as companies look at ways to optimize final mile deliveries. There are a variety of ways that companies can manage their transportation spend.

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Rock Stars of the Supply Chain: Data Provides Transparency Along the Supply Chain

Food Logistics

Ken Johnson, CEO of Leonard’s Express and one of the winners of Food Logistics’ 2023 Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award, explains the importance of transparency along the supply chain and how data helps.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Preparing for Supply Chain Cyberattack (Insights from Indago)

Talking Logistics

In January 2022, the Luxembourg Times reported that “European Union governments will launch…a large-scale simulation of cyberattacks against multiple member states. Participants will be confronted with attacks on their supply chains and some spillover socio-economic effects in other member states, before having to coordinate public communications and a diplomatic response.” Inspired by that story, we.

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A New Kind of Supply Chain Managed Services

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply Chain Resilience Depends Upon End-to-End Visibility Service companies, where one firm takes over a set of duties that used to be done in-house, is quite common. Companies are outsourcing all sorts of things – call centers, janitorial services, accounting, IT services, and the list goes on. In the supply chain world, contract logistics – where a third-party logistics (3PL) firm runs and manages warehouses on behalf of their clients, is a $200 billion plus market.

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Cyprus seeking EU support for shipping industry sanctions impact

Supply Chain and Logistics

Sanctions have made many ocean carriers change the registry of their ships to countries that are not involved in enforcing them. Cyprus is one such flag state.

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Nominations Open for Food Logistics' 2023 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers Award

Food Logistics

This award recognizes leading third-party logistics and cold storage providers in the cold food and beverage industry. Submissions close March 27.

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Nikola will make autonomous PlusDriver available in 2024

Commercial Carrier Journal

Plus' autonomous driving suite finds a global partner and should hit the U.S. market as factory-fit standard equipment next year.

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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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MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics with Chris Caplice

The Logistics of Logistics

Chris Caplice and Joe Lynch discuss MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics and a wide range of logistics and supply chain topics. Chris is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT and serves as the Executive Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL). About Chris Caplice Dr. Chris Caplice is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT and serves as the Executive Director of the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) where he is responsible for the planning and managem

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How Warehouses Will Modernize in 2023

Supply Chain Brain

There’s still much to be done to enable operators to take full advantage of the immense amounts of data being collected at every moment of the day within distribution centers.

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Roadrunner announces new Denver LTL service expansion

Logistics Management

Downers Grove, Ill.-based Roadrunner, a national less-than-truckload (LTL) services provider, with a focus on long-haul metro-to-metro shipping, recently announced it has expanded its Smart Network offering, with new inbound service to Denver. Company officials said that this represents the first step of new market expansions, with 2023 openings also planned in Kansas City and Portland.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (February 24, 2023)

Talking Logistics

So far this week, I have rescued an endangered sea otter, been on a yacht with lots of drunk strangers, and I was running late to class (or was it a flight) but I was in the wrong building and had no idea where to go. Yes, I have really weird dreams when I travel. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (February 24, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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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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First Student Deploys Its First Electric School Bus in Oregon

NGT News

Student transportation provider First Student has rolled out the company’s first electric school bus in Oregon, supporting the Gresham-Barlow School District (GBSD). First Student partnered with GBSD to secure a grant from Portland General Electric’s (PGE) School Bus Fund. First Student’s team of electric vehicle experts assisted the district through the grant application, infrastructure design, […] The post First Student Deploys Its First Electric School Bus in Oregon ap

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Tesla, GM Among Carmakers Flocking to Mining Events Amid Battery Metals Scramble

Supply Chain Brain

Top automakers including Tesla, General Motors, and Ford are heading out on the mining conference circuit as soaring demand for metals used in electric vehicles ignites a scramble to lock in long-term supplies.

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Why accurate, real-time location data is a must for efficient operations

Logistics Management

Find out how next-generation workforce management apps use accurate, real-time location data to power successful operations in this webinar with Radar CEO and Co-Founder Nick Patrick.

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Distracted driving comes with risks and penalties

Truck News

Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving — including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, or fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system. Texting is the most alarming distraction.

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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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Not enough SAF for air cargo to hit net zero – carriers must find other routes

Supply Chain and Logistics

It’s becoming obvious that there’s no way that enough sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) can be produced to meet the needs of air traffic.

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Unstable Times Require Stable Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Brain

There’s never been a better time to learn how to identify supply chain risks, gain the agility needed to deal with various supply chain scenarios, and act quickly when an issue arises.

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Uber Freight and WattEV partner up for electric truck pilot

Logistics Management

Through this collaboration, WattEV will provide electric trucking capability to Uber Freight shippers, beginning with CHEP, a pallet and container pool services provider, noted an Uber Freight blog posting.

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Cybersecurity becomes bigger element in preventing cargo theft

Commercial Carrier Journal

Cargo theft is on the rise, and cyberattacks as a tactic are becoming more prevalent. Industry experts offer insights on how carriers can protect their data.

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How Intent Data Helps Marketers Convert A-List Accounts

One of the biggest challenges for any B2B marketer is understanding your prospects’ next move — who is most likely to buy and when. Without these insights, marketing campaigns can feel more like guesswork, with high investment and little return. We’re here to tell you there’s a better way. By tracking buyers’ digital footprints and online activity, such as website visits, product reviews, and spikes in content consumption, you can engage prospects with a message that really resonates.

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The challenge for manufacturers of cloud sovereignty

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

It was not that long ago that the concept of data and system ownership was a nonissue. Most organizations ran everything on their own internal systems. Today things are different. Propelled by the COVID pandemic, the proliferation of cloud infrastructure with on-demand services, software, storage, and computing, has raised a new issue — cloud sovereignty.

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UPS Procuring Additional Natural Gas Fuel Systems from Hexagon Agility

NGT News

Hexagon Agility says it has received new 2023 orders totaling $19 million for the delivery of renewable natural gas (RNG)/compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems for UPS heavy-duty trucks. This deal – which falls under a 2019 master services agreement between UPS and Hexagon Agility – is in addition to the $25.6 million of previously […] The post UPS Procuring Additional Natural Gas Fuel Systems from Hexagon Agility appeared first on NGT News.

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Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) – The Greatest Success Factor

Logistics Bureau

Want to find out the greatest success factor in S&OP? What do you need to have an effective one? Watch the full video below as we discuss what makes the S&OP work.

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Watch: Gearing Up for the Warehouse of the Future

Supply Chain Brain

The best approach to introducing robots to the warehouse is to truly understand your workflow needs, says Brian Gaunt, senior director of accelerated digitalization at DHL Supply Chain.

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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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Shipping Project Cargo: Challenges and Complexities

MTS Logistics

Shipping project cargo, such as oversized or overweight items, can present a complex and challenging scenario that requires thorough planning and coordination. These shipments may encounter a range of difficulties, including transportation restrictions and limitations, limited infrastructure, and difficulties in handling and loading the cargo. One of the major complexities of shipping project cargo is the transportation restrictions and limitations.

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Nissan Using Class 8 Electric Trucks to Haul Vehicles to Dealerships

NGT News

Nissan says it is now using two battery-electric Class 8 trucks to deliver new vehicles from the Port of Los Angeles to dealerships in the Los Angeles region. Two manufacturers of electric heavy-duty trucks, Nikola and Kenworth, are each providing trucks that will pull traditional car haulers. The program is being conducted in collaboration with […] The post Nissan Using Class 8 Electric Trucks to Haul Vehicles to Dealerships appeared first on NGT News.

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Irby Hallman's ‘Candy Cane’ 2000 Peterbilt 379

Overdrive Online

Irby Hallman's teenage son showed the tricked-out Peterbilt and a special matching 2000 Timpte Super Hopper at last fall's Mayberry Truck Show in Mt. Airy, North Carolina.