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The $440 Billion Logistics Problem with Ilya Preston

The Logistics of Logistics

Ilya Preston and Joe Lynch discuss the $440 billion logistics problem. Ilya is Co-Founder & CEO at PAXAFE , a company that provides an autonomous AI-enabled decision support system for quality, transportation & supply chain leaders to exhibit resiliency and automation from their visibility investments. About Ilya Preston Ilya is Co-Founder & CEO at PAXAFE.

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The Applications and Benefits of IoT (Internet of Things) in Logistics

3PL Links

Image source: PickPik | The Applications and Benefits of IoT (Internet of Things) in Logistics The Internet of Things, or “IoT” for short, has many applications across a variety of industries. One such application is in logistics, where it provides solutions that improve a company’s output and productivity. As a result of the increased use of technology, a number of issues related to product distribution, storage, and transportation have been recognized, along with potential so

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12 Essential 3PL Sales KPIs to Increase Revenues & Profits

IFS Blogs

Close more deals and boost your 3PL revenue by tracking these 12 3PL Sales KPIs that can unlock hidden growth potential in your business.

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[Video] Labor Shortages: What Are the Challenges for Supply Chain and Logistics?

Talking Logistics

Labor shortages were among the top of supply chain challenges companies faced during the Covid pandemic. In fact, back in January 2022, we had Chris Jones, Executive Vice President, Industry at Descartes on the program to discuss this problem in an episode titled, “The Labor Shortage Problem: Why It’s Bigger Than You Think.” Here we. Read more The post [Video] Labor Shortages: What Are the Challenges for Supply Chain and Logistics?

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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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Flatbed Trailers: Which One Should You Use for Your Freight?

Trinity Logistics

Whether it’s lumber, piping, hay, palletized goods, or construction supplies, flatbed trailers can handle it all. Flatbed trailers are extremely versatile in their use, but that’s because, unlike enclosed trailers, there are many variations of flatbeds to choose from. If you’re considering a flatbed trailer for your shipment, how do you know which one is best for your freight?

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Reflections on Manifest with Courtney Muller

The Logistics of Logistics

Courtney Muller and Joe Lynch discuss reflections on Manifest , the premiere conference that unites the entire eco-system of Fortune 500 global supply chain executives, logistics service providers, innovators and investors at the forefront of logistics tech and supply chain. Manifest 2024, was bigger and better than ever and Manifest 2025 will be held February 10th – 12th, 2025 in Las Vegas.

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Do We Have Enough Electricity to Power the Future of Supply Chains?

Talking Logistics

The future of supply chains will be enabled by Artificial Intelligence, electric trucks, robots, and other technologies. But only if we have enough electricity to power it all, which is a big question mark (and risk) at the moment. According to research conducted by The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), published in December 2022, “Domestic.

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Infor’s Strategy for Differentiation

Logistics Viewpoints

Infor’s CEO, Kevin Samuelson Infor’s strategy for differentiating their business from competitors like SAP and Oracle rests on a truly differentiated approach to ensuring that their customers get ongoing value from the business applications they purchase. This in turn rests on developing solutions far more industry-focused than their competitors.

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Independent owner-operator Candace Marley thrives on challenge

Overdrive Online

A tenacious spirit has helped independent owner-operator Candace Marley thrive early in her owner-operator career, then survive when times got particularly tough, earning her a nod as Overdrive's Trucker of the Month for March.

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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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Nearshoring Is Booming in Mexico. Here Are Five Numbers to Prove It

Supply Chain Brain

Businesses in the U.S., Canada, and even South America have been bringing their supply chains closer to the consumer — that is, nearshoring — and Mexico has been the beneficiary.

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Collaboration vs. Cooperation in Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

In an April 2015 Harvard Business Review article titled “There’s a Difference Between Cooperation and Collaboration,” Ron Ashkenas writes, “Having worked with hundreds of managers over the years, I’ve seen that very few admit to being poor collaborators, mostly because they mistake their cooperativeness for being collaborative.” What’s the difference between the two?

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This Week in Logistics News (March 23 – 29)

Logistics Viewpoints

In the early morning hours of April 26, at approximately 1:35am, a cargo ship leaving Baltimore Harbor struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge, triggering a catastrophic collapse of the 1.6-mile-long span. The collapse sent vehicles and people plunging into the water. According to a Coast Guard memo, a harbor pilot and an assistant aboard the cargo ship reported the power issues that prompted multiple alarms on the bridge of the vessel and loss of propulsion.

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March 27, 2024 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Comments This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home March 27, 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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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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How Supply Chains Can Support Second-Hand eCommerce

Supply Chain Brain

Second-hand e-commerce has witnessed something of a boom period in recent years, fueled largely by changing consumer attitudes towards affordability, longevity, sustainability, and effectiveness.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (March 29, 2024)

Talking Logistics

It’s a quiet and rainy Friday morning here in Boston. I’ve been staring at the blinking cursor on my computer screen for some time, but very few words are coming to me. (more blinking) Ok, enough. Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Since many people are out of. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (March 29, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Robots Take Center Stage at MODEX 2024

Logistics Viewpoints

MODEX is the leading trade show for supply chain, logistics, and material handling solutions in North America. It showcases the latest products, technologies, and services from over 900 exhibitors across various sectors and industries. MODEX 2024, held in Atlanta, Georgia, from March 11 to 14, attracted more than 35,000 attendees and featured over 150 educational sessions, keynote speakers, and networking events.

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Baltimore bridge collapse: Alternate routes, more

Overdrive Online

In the wee hours Tuesday, after a container ship struck a support structure in the water, the bridge spans collapsed into the harbor. Search and rescue operations are ongoing. Find suggestions for alternate routes here.

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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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The ‘No-Fail’ Mission to Protect the Red Sea Isn’t Working

Supply Chain Brain

For all the costly hardware the U.S. and its allies have thrown at Houthi rebels, they haven’t been able to stop the attacks on freighters and warships in the Red Sea.

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Nuvve Launches Website, Releases Infographic Detailing V2G Hub Projects

NGT News

Nuvve Holding Corp., a global technology provider accelerating the electrification of transportation through its vehicle-to-grid (V2G) platform, has launched a dedicated website, www.NuvveV2GHubs.com, as a centralized landing page for information, resources and updates on its V2G Hub projects. The company also released an infographic outlining the ways Nuvve is turning electric vehicles into flexible storage […] The post Nuvve Launches Website, Releases Infographic Detailing V2G Hub Projec

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Female CLD Holders: We ‘Salute’ You!

Women in Trucking

To salute someone is to make a gesture of respect or acknowledgement of valued accomplishment. On March 22, Women In Trucking (WIT) hosted its 13 th annual Salute to Women Behind the Wheel event during the Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY. N early 200 people gathered to celebrate female CDL holders. Attendees ranged from prospective CDL students, professional drivers, friends, families and industry representatives – all attending to share in the celebration of women behind the wheel.

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PKY Truck Beauty Championship winners crowned at MATS

Overdrive Online

Davis Bros. Designs came out on top in the invite-only builders competition at the Mid-America Trucking Show with their impressive 2024 Peterbilt 389 build. Also: Catch the five Best of Show winners and more from the PKY Truck Beauty Championship.

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GEP Spend Category Outlook 2024

Your Roadmap to Smarter Spend Management in 2024 Geopolitical, economic and supply chain challenges will stick around in 2024, but don’t despair. There are strategic opportunities to leverage AI-powered technology and digital toolsets to overcome these hurdles more effectively. GEP experts in nearly two dozen critical categories guide you in the right direction in our annual comprehensive resource — GEP Spend Category Outlook 2024.

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Blue Yonder Announces Buys One Network Enterprises for $839M

Supply Chain Brain

The deal will mark around $1 billion of investments in acquisitions by Blue Yonder since Q4 2023 in its quest to provide a unified end-to-end supply chain management platform.

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How to Optimize Your Customer Experience With Enhanced Optimized Routing

WorkWave

From online retailers to food delivery services, businesses are realizing the importance of efficiently managing their delivery routes to meet customer expectations. But does delivery route planning truly impact customer experience? Let’s delve into this topic to understand its significance and explore strategies for optimizing delivery routes to enhance customer satisfaction.

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Riding Along: My First-Hand Experience of Life on the Road

Women in Trucking

A first piece of advice WIT’s founder Ellen Voie and several of our members gave me when I began my role as President and CEO of the Women In Trucking Association in January 2023 was to join a driver for a ride along.

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Major I-695 bridge collapses into Baltimore Harbor

Overdrive Online

In the wee hours Tuesday, after a container ship struck a support structure in the water, the bridge spans collapsed into the harbor. Search and rescue operations are ongoing. Find suggestions for alternate routes here.

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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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Getting the Most Out of Automating the Modern Warehouse

Supply Chain Brain

Automation has been touted as the key to ramping up warehouse efficiency in the face of a shortfall of labor. But it comes with its own set of problems.

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ECommerce Growth: How It Affects Flatbed Shipping

Trinity Logistics

Most of us over the age of 25 can remember when the World Wide Web made its debut. We remember the “beep-boop” sound of dial-up and the big chunky computers that were as wide as a television set in the 1990’s. It’s been almost 30 years since the dawn of the Internet. It’s mystifying to look at the impact it still has on our everyday lives.

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Hannibal, Mo.: Frigid Winters No Match for Propane Autogas

NGT News

In 2020, Hannibal Public Schools in Missouri began researching clean alternative fuels to replace its diesel models that it knew could not meet upcoming emissions standards without costly and complex after treatments. Cold-weather performance was top of mind for the district because Hannibal averages about three months of below-freezing temperatures annually.