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Prepare Now to Navigate the ‘Storm Clouds’ in Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published recently, “Transportation Pulse Report 2024 – Prepare for Dark Clouds on the Horizon.” The research, conducted by Adelante SCM and commissioned by Transporeon, highlights several supply chain and logistics trends that will impact and transform the industry in the years ahead and why.

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The Missing Link: Procurement’s Critical Role in Maximizing Reverse Logistics Efficiency

Supply Chain Brain

When tech companies began offloading their reverse logistics businesses, industry giants with physical capabilities were waiting, eager to see if they could deploy those capabilities in-house.

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Eliminating Freight Fraud with Michael Caney

The Logistics of Logistics

Michael Caney and Joe Lynch discuss eliminating freight fraud. Michael is the Chief Commercial Officer of Highway , a freight-tech company that identifies who’s really hauling your freight to reduce fraud and supercharge your digital bookings. About Michael Caney Michael Caney is a keen strategist and visionary leader with a demonstrated track record for driving transformational change that has helped early-stage freight tech companies and mid-market 3PLs accelerate growth and achieve scal

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How truckers can fight predatory towing bills

Overdrive Online

The moment something goes wrong on-highway or in a private lot, use this guide on avoiding egregious predatory towing bills, with tools for the trucking industry to fight back.

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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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German Railways Dealing with Cancellations Due to Train Drivers Strike

Supply Chain Brain

The strike that was organized by the GDL train drivers’ union from Janaury 10 to January 12 has forced German railway operator Deutsche Bahn to run only stripped-back emergency timetables.

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Maximizing Driver Utilization with Marc El Khoury

The Logistics of Logistics

Marc El Khoury and Joe Lynch discuss maximizing driver utilization. Marc is the CEO and Co-founder of aifleet , a tech-driven trucking company. Marc and the aifleet team use a proprietary AI tech to dramatically increase driver utilization. About Marc El Khoury Marc El Khoury is the CEO and Co-founder of aifleet, a tech-driven trucking company. Powered by our proprietary ai technology, we optimize plans for higher revenue so we can optimize the experience for our hard-working drivers and rebuild

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This Week in Logistics News (January 6 – 12)

Logistics Viewpoints

This was a very interesting week as we saw a number of long-lasting partnerships come to an end. As a New England Patriots fan, this season was certainly disappointing, as everything seemed to go wrong, except for landing a top-3 draft pick in 2024. In a move that was not surprising, but still seems so wrong, the Patriots and legendary coach Bill Belichick mutually agreed to part ways.

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

Talking Logistics

We got our first snow of the season last Sunday. Not too much, about 4 inches. Two days later, more than 2 inches of rain fell, as the temperature climbed above 50F. Snow is all gone, just mud and puddles left behind. Winters in Boston are not what they used to be. — Moving on, Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (January 12, 2024) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Five Stops on a Road Map to the ‘Perfect Order’

Supply Chain Brain

Companies planning longer-term fulfillment strategies for growth and resilience will need direction in reaching "order and delivery excellence," allowing them to move beyond siloed operations.

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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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TIA Technovations with Tom Curee

The Logistics of Logistics

Tom Curee and Joe Lynch discuss TIA Technovations, a logistics and transportation conference designed to explore technology trends and innovation driven by logistics industry leaders. Tom is the Founder and President of Qued , a freight technology company focused on workflow automation, and the TIA Technology Committee Chairman. About Tom Curee Tom Curee has served in the transportation industry for nearly 20 years working at 3PLs, carriers and most recently as a freight tech provider.

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Top 15 Logistics Stories of 2023

Logistics Viewpoints

Often times at Logistics Viewpoints, we like to look to the future and highlight the key trends that we see in a given market, or make predictions about what technologies will emerge as game changers in the new year. Just last week, my colleague Clint Reiser wrote an article about the top logistics and supply chain conferences to attend in 2024. While we look ahead to the future, I think it is also important to look back on the year that was.

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Supply Chain New Year’s Resolutions: Things to STOP Doing in 2024

Talking Logistics

Back in 2017, I wrote a post highlighting four things supply chain and logistics professionals should stop doing in the new year. Since those things still apply today, I am resharing them again below. I also added a couple of more things to stop doing in 2024 and beyond. Recommendations from 2017 that still apply. Read more The post Supply Chain New Year’s Resolutions: Things to STOP Doing in 2024 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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USDOT Provides Update on Transportation Infrastructure Improvements

Supply Chain Brain

The National Roadway Safety Strategy showed that roadway safety planning improved for over 70% of the U.S. population while funding for safety improvements went towards 4,515 intersections.

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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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GreenPower Delivers 10 EV Star Cab and Chassis to Canadian Upfitter

NGT News

GreenPower Motor Company Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of purpose-built, all-electric, zero-emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles, delivered 10 EV Star Cab and Chassis at the end of the 2023 fourth quarter. “GreenPower delivered 10 EV Star Cab and Chassis to the Canadian unit of a global retailer who will upfit the vehicles for fulfillment of […] The post GreenPower Delivers 10 EV Star Cab and Chassis to Canadian Upfitter appeared first on NGT News.

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How to Hurdle the Biggest Barrier to Supply Chain Transparency: Data

Logistics Viewpoints

If You Can’t Access the Truth, How Can You Determine the Truth? Let’s just come right out and say it – without the ability to capture, aggregate, and understand your supply chain data, you have gray area within your organization. Proprietary warehouse, transportation , and labor management systems bolted onto legacy ERP systems, all “enriched” with off-the-shelf and bespoke software solutions, are a recipe for disaster.

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[Video] Going Beyond The Hype: Successful AI In Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

When it comes to Artificial Intelligence, many companies are still in the learning phase — that is, they’re trying to understand the technology landscape and what’s possible, and it’s a bit challenging because everything is evolving very fast. At the moment, all the buzz and hype is about Generative AI, thanks in large part to. Read more The post [Video] Going Beyond The Hype: Successful AI In Supply Chain Management appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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2024 Predictions: A New Era of Strategic Supply Chain Design

Supply Chain Brain

The time for pandemic-era thinking is over. This will be the year of strategic supply chain design — but companies must be shrewd in their technology and vendor selection.

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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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Happening Now: a Lean transformation in action

West Coast and California Logistics

A recent article from Supply Chain Digest was written in conjunction with the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI). The article focuses on the Lean transformation recently undertaken by aerospace manufacturer, Re:Build Cutting Dynamics – a transformation which has already yielded impressive results.

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The US Leads the World in the Fight Against Slavery

Logistics Viewpoints

Detainees listening to speeches in a camp in Lop County, Xinjiang, April 2017 All countries claim that they have outlawed slavery. But slavery still exists. Today we refer to slavery as “forced labor.” Forced labor can be imposed by State authorities, by private enterprises, or by individuals. It is observed in all types of economic activity and exists in every country.

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Landi Renzo to Deliver Ford Super Duty RNG Trucks for Long Beach, California

NGT News

Landi Renzo, the provider of sustainable ecomobility systems, has a new two-year, multimillion-dollar contract with the city of Long Beach, Calif. to deliver new Ford Super Duty renewable natural gas (RNG) trucks. Landi Renzo USA’s Eco-Ready RNG system delivers a negative carbon intensity rating because it takes more carbon out of the environment than it […] The post Landi Renzo to Deliver Ford Super Duty RNG Trucks for Long Beach, California appeared first on NGT News.

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Podcast | How Do We Eliminate Modern-Day Slavery in Supply Chains?

Supply Chain Brain

Think slavery in global supply chains is a thing of the past? Think again. An estimated 17 million to 21 million workers currently are living in slavery conditions worldwide.

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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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Labor unions' rise in trucking seen as unlikely

Commercial Carrier Journal

Despite some union wins in trucking last year, the remote nature of the driver force is problematic and Yellow's demise serves as a cautionary tale.

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Top Ecommerce Trends for 2024

Ship Monk

We can’t predict when joggers will go out of style (never, we hope) but we are pretty good at predicting ecommerce trends. Since ShipMonk is a third-party logistics provider (3PL for short), we’re well situated to observe the ecommerce supply chain from end to end. After all, we work with entrepreneurs, ecommerce retailers and resellers to pick, pack and ship their merchandise directly to consumers (DTC) and to other businesses (B2B), such as marketplaces or retailers.

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January 10, 2024 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Comments This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home January 10, 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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India Scraps Plan for $602M Strategic Oil Reserve Top-Up

Supply Chain Brain

Instead of buying at current levels the ministry is asking state-owned Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd. to lease out empty underground storage to refiners and global oil majors.

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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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Road Freight 2024: What to Check to Improve Transport Costs & Service

Logistics Bureau

Need to reduce your road freight costs or improve transport/trucking service? There are some things you should be looking for. So, what are the common challenges that people are facing when it comes to road freight? Watch the video below and get some tips!  Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our website, check them out: 10 Freight Management Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Freight Benchmarking: What Is It?

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U.S. and Allies Launch Counter-Strikes Against Houthis in Bid to End Shipping Attacks

MTS Logistics

The United States, along with the United Kingdom and its allies, carried out airstrikes against Houthi positions and infrastructure deep inside Yemen. The airstrikes came after weeks of warnings from the U.S. and its allies that patience was wearing thin on withering Houthi attacks on commercial vessels in and near the Red Sea. The attacks have caused massive shipping delays and disruptions, as we have reported throughout the past month.

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How to Overcome the Blooming Complexities of Floral Logistics and the Cold Chain

Blue Grace Logistics

Overcoming Floral Logistics Complexities Show Submenu Resources The Logistics Blog® Newsroom Whitepaper Case Study Webinars Indexes Search Search BlueGrace Logistics - January 8, 2024 Floral logistics, shaped by global demand, has evolved into a multibillion-dollar industry. Yet, beneath the tranquil surface of the floral world lies a intricate web of challenges, with the cold chain as its pivotal component.