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5 Logistics Sales Pitch Tips to Secure More Shipments

IFS Blogs

Discover five logistics sales pitch tips to help you secure more shipments and customers. Click here to learn more.

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Watch: The True Cost of High Turnover in Logistics

Supply Chain Brain

High employee turnover has a heavy impact on logistics companies. Mia Mazal, chief of staff with Sworkz, offers tips on how they can improve retention and create a positive environment for workers.

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5 Ways Outsourcing Warehouse Services to a 3PL Can Save You Money

Kanban Logistics

Warehousing services are a key component of virtually any business that handles a physical product, but it takes time and money if you choose to manage the function internally. Fortunately, outsourcing warehouse services to a Third-Party Logistics (3PL) provider can offer substantial cost-saving benefits for your company. 5 Ways a Warehousing 3PL Can Save You Money Reduce people costs Labor is one of your largest logistics expenses.

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5 advantages of partnering with a regional truckload services provider

West Coast and California Logistics

When you’re shipping freight within a region of the US, you have options for the type of carrier you partner with. You can work with one of the large long-haul carriers that operate nationwide. Or you can work with a regional carrier that specializes in your chosen region. In this article, we’ll examine regional truckload services and the many advantages you can gain by working with a regional carrier.

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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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The Year of the Brownfield Warehouse

Logistics Viewpoints

David Latona, CEO of Tompkins Solutions Greenfield construction occurs when a company builds its own, brand-new facilities from the ground up. Brownfield investment happens when companies invest to improve the performance of existing facilities. Greenfield investments are much bigger capital expenditures. This form of investment allows the latest technology to be employed and for a facility to be built that meets all of a company’s current needs.

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Introduction to Toyota Kata

The Lean Thinker

I recently did an “Introduction to Toyota Kata” session for Kata School Cascadia. The intent is to give an overview of my interpretation of the background, and how Toyota Kata fits into, and augments, your Continuous Improvement effort. Here is a direct URL in case you can’t see the embed on your phone or pad: [link] In this presentation I go over what I mean when I say “culture” and then briefly discuss a “continuous improvement culture.” Then introduce

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (February 2, 2024)

Talking Logistics

There is a butterfly in my neck.It’s been keeping me up at night, feeding off me, and making me anxious. It’s the beginning of a poem, or a horror story, or perhaps a romantic comedy. I don’t know where it’s going yet, what words will come next, but that’s what makes writing so interesting, so. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (February 2, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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5G Holds Great Promise Across the Supply Chain, but Challenges Remain

Logistics Viewpoints

5G promises high bandwidth, low latency, and massive IoT device connectivity. For industry, the ability to better connect machines, objects, and devices is what is driving excitement for this technology. Patrick Arnold, a research analyst at ARC Advisory Group, says that suppliers of industrial solutions are responding by investing in new product design and incorporating 5G into their portfolios. “5G” is the 5th generation mobile network.

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Blind Spots of Visibility with Andrew Wimer

The Logistics of Logistics

Andrew Wimer and Joe Lynch discuss the blind spots of visibility. Andrew is Director, Operations – North America Activations for Descartes , a global leader in on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions for logistics businesses. About Andrew Wimer Andrew Wimer is Director, Operations – North America – Activations for Descartes , a global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions for logistics businesses.

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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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Surcharges, artificial demands and market opportunists

Supply Chain and Logistics

Xeneta, a data analytics firm specializing in shipping markets, has presented some data for their webinar January 25, 2024. One of the most striking figures is the percentage of loads being shifted from negotiated contract rates to freight-all-kinds (FAK) rates.

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The Rise of the Reshoring Movement in the U.S.

Supply Chain Brain

Remnants of a COVID-disrupted supply chain, economic choppiness, and pressure to lower prices have backed manufacturers up against a wall, and forced them to reconsider their approach to offshoring production.

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This Week in Logistics News (January 27 – February 2)

Logistics Viewpoints

Today is Groundhog Day, a day that lets us know if we will endure six more weeks of winter or enjoy an early spring. In some sort or another, Punxsutawney Phil has been predicting the weather since 1890, and let’s just say that his record is iffy at best. During the “ceremony,” which begins well before the winter sunrise, Punxsutawney Phil emerges from his temporary home on Gobbler’s Knob, and according to the tradition, if Phil sees his shadow and returns to his hole, he has predicted six

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Stellantis Pro One Adds Mid-Size, Large Vans to Hydrogen Fuel Cell Lineup

NGT News

The Stellantis Pro One commercial vehicle lineup has expanded its production capabilities of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles with in-house production starting immediately on both mid-size and large van offers in Hordain (France) and Gliwice (Poland), respectively, boosting the company’s zero-emissions offerings. The extended lineup and increased in-house, industrial scale production of fuel cell vans helps […] The post Stellantis Pro One Adds Mid-Size, Large Vans to Hydrogen Fuel Cell Lineup a

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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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State troopers indicted in CDL test bribery scheme

Overdrive Online

Massachusetts State Police indicted in scheme to give "horrible, brain dead" CDL applicants a pass in exchange for cash, bottled waters, a new snowblower, and even a driveway paving job.

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The Outlook for Supply Chain Automation

Supply Chain Brain

Robotics and technology companies have doubled down on development of applications to support the supply chain, especially in the warehouse.

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January 30, 2024 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Email This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home January 30, 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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Revoy EV Quickly Converts Diesel Trucks into Hybrids

NGT News

Revoy, a simple solution to decarbonize trucking, has launched the Revoy EV, an add-on for fleets that enables an easy transition to full electric vehicle without alterations to trucks or trailers. Pioneering a new sector of commercial trucking EV solutions, Revoy’s technology improves fuel efficiency from 6–8 mpg to 20–35 or more mpg, representing a […] The post Revoy EV Quickly Converts Diesel Trucks into Hybrids 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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The 4 Ps of Logistics: An Overview of the Model for Success in Shipping

MTS Logistics

There are many different models that ensure success in any company, but for the purposes of simplicity, we have chosen one model: the 4 Ps of logistics (product, price, promotion, and place). A fifth P for “people” is sometimes suggested as an add-on. There have been a few other add-ons throughout the years, but since the 1950s, the 4 Ps, have stood the test of time against the backdrop of the other “P” term add-ons.

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Watch: What Are Manufacturers Spending on Tech Transformation?

Supply Chain Brain

Brian Pacula, partner in the Operations Excellence practice of West Monroe, tells how manufacturers and supply chains are prioritizing their spend on technology in the post-pandemic era.

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U.S. Treasury's new reporting requirement for owner-ops, small fleets

Overdrive Online

Don't miss the deadlines: stiff penalties can follow. A finance-crimes division of the U.S. Treasury as of Jan. 1 is requiring a large swath of small businesses, including owner-operator LLCs and others, to report ownership information to a new registry.

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Fuel Retailer Groups Urge Minnesota, Iowa DOTs to Revise NEVI Rules

NGT News

NATSO, representing truck stops and travel plazas; SIGMA: America’s Leading Fuel Marketers; and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) urged the Minnesota and the Iowa Departments of Transportation to revise their National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program rules and remove limitations on annual profits generated by grant recipients that will discourage private sector participation. […] The post Fuel Retailer Groups Urge Minnesota, Iowa DOTs to Revise NEVI

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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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Improving the workplace for drivers doesn’t have to cost a lot

Truck News

It’s been a tough year for trucking, which still finds itself within the grips of a freight recession that doesn’t want to loosen its stubborn grasp.

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Four Steps to Managing Supply Chain Bottlenecks and Constraints

Supply Chain Brain

By removing bottlenecks in the supply chain, companies can reduce inventory and operating expense, while enhancing throughput and overall effectiveness.

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Happening Now: Red Sea concerns may boost West Coast shipments

West Coast and California Logistics

According to FreightWaves , the recent spike in shipping costs resulting from ocean carriers avoiding the Middle East conflict poses a potential long-term threat to rates. Retailers are currently making decisions to redirect back-to-school and holiday import shipments to West Coast ports.

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Mullen Class 3 Electric Vehicle Achieves CARB Certification

NGT News

Mullen Automotive Inc., an emerging electric vehicle manufacturer, has achieved a key commercial EV milestone with its all-electric Class 3 low-cab-forward chassis truck, receiving certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The certification is awarded to vehicle manufacturers that meet specific emissions standards in compliance with CARB regulations.

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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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LogiNext Shipper Web App: Smart Enterprise Shipping Solution

Loginext

LogiNext Shipper Web App: Your all-in-one solution for seamless shipping. Compare rates, print labels, track shipments, and stay compliant effortlessly, making shipping a breeze! The post LogiNext Shipper Web App: Smart Enterprise Shipping Solution appeared first on loginextsolutions.com.

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Upcoming Presentation: Orchestration: The Future of Supply Chain Digitalization

Supply Chain Brain

Held on February 5th - February 7th, 2024, at Caesars Forum, Manifest Vegas will provide unrivaled networking, learning and exploring opportunities for attendees.

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Bitterman Trucking: Back to building on long trucking legacy

Overdrive Online

One-truck owner-operator Leslie Bitterman won a near-fatal bout with COVID, fighting back to the truck to keep her business going. Her perseverance, and more, shines through with her nomination as Overdrive's January Trucker of the Month.