Sat.Nov 11, 2023 - Fri.Nov 17, 2023

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Poor Data Capture: The Silent Killer of Profitability in Logistics

Supply Chain Brain

The process of collecting logistics data from multiple sources such as barcodes, text and objects, and converting it all into an electronic format, can enable better outcomes for the business. But getting it wrong can have the opposite effect.

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Weigh In: Why should brokers be allowed to call you at 3 a.m.?

Overdrive Online

For Long Haul Paul, it's impossible to get through to brokers in the daytime, then the 3 a.m. calls start. LHP takes the temp around broker "check calls," sometimes made in spite of increasingly ubiquitous tracking technology in use.

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Is it Time to Switch Your TMS Provider? 7 Signs You Need to Shop Around

MercuryGate

The transportation management system (TMS) is the keystone to any high-functioning tech stack. When your TMS is operating at a high level and empowering your team to do its best work, things are great. However, if your TMS is no longer meeting expectations, it may be time to evaluate options for another TMS provider. The post Is it Time to Switch Your TMS Provider?

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Fleets have a role in driver health and wellness

Commercial Carrier Journal

Driver health impacts a fleet's insurance premiums.

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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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Small fleets find a way through 2023 freight/rates downturn

Overdrive Online

Overdrive's 2023 Small Fleet Champs and finalists are poised to make it through a rough freight economy with moves made in preparation for tough times. Gain insights via this edition of Overdrive Radio, a roundtable on building business for stability.

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Inside the Shipper Mind with Jim Bierfeldt

The Logistics of Logistics

Jim Bierfeldt and Joe Lynch discuss what’s inside the shipper mind. Jim is the Founder and President of Logistics Marketing Advisors, a full-service marketing agency exclusively focused on helping logistics businesses drive profitable growth. About Jim Bierfeldt Jim Bierfeldt is the Founder and President of Logistics Marketing Advisors. Jim has had a 35-year career in marketing and communications, including 25+ within the logistics industry.

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Case Study: Amware Helps Direct Seller Thrive

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When you sell a premium product, customers expect a premium-quality order fulfillment experience. When that doesn't happen, the overall customer experience suffers.

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Editor’s Choice: Reducing Lead Times with Real-Time Data

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This article is from Descartes Systems Group and looks at how companies can reduce lead times with real-time data. As so many of us were made aware since the pandemic lead times were stretched to extreme levels for many products globally.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (November 17, 2023)

Talking Logistics

I’ve gotten a late start to leaf raking this year. I took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather yesterday to begin the process, starting with my front lawn. I spent two hours raking and bagging leaves, but looking out the living room window this morning, you wouldn’t know it. The lawn is once again covered. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (November 17, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Five Best Practices for Balancing Costs, Risks, and Sustainability

In the face of volatile macroeconomic conditions and other complex challenges, supply chain and procurement pros must strike a tough balance between seemingly contradictory demands: boosting performance and sustaining and extending business operations, all while meeting customers’ needs. This GEP paper provides impactful tips on how to develop a strategic procurement approach that focuses on collaboration, innovation, and sustainability.

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Insight to Action with Ryan Soskin

The Logistics of Logistics

Ryan Soskin and Joe Lynch discuss insight to action. Ryan is the Co-founder and CEO of GoodShip , an all-in-one platform for supply chain analytics, carrier management, and transportation procurement About Ryan Soskin Ryan Soskin is a 13 year logistics veteran and three time startup unicorn alum with a long history in freight tech. He began his career at Coyote Logistics and after 5.5 years and a $1.8B acquisition by UPS, Ryan left Coyote to join Convoy as an early team member.

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ERP Digitization: MRO as a Business Driver

Supply Chain Brain

The state of the economy and the mounting push to digitize supply chain processes are driving a creative approach to maintaining the integrity of your company's item master.

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This Week in Logistics News (November 11 – 17)

Logistics Viewpoints

“Stand your butt up!” These aren’t the words we are used to hearing at a Senate hearing, but that’s exactly what we heard earlier this week. Oklahoma Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R), who happens to be a former mixed martial arts fighter, nearly came to blows with the president of the Teamsters at a Senate hearing Tuesday, forcing Chair Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to step in to stop a brawl from breaking out in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee room.

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A Rapid Assessment Approach to Developing a Supply Chain AI Strategy 

Talking Logistics

Misinformation, Confusion, and Fear Mongering characterize the general state of public information about Artificial Intelligence (AI)! Between the government mindlessly trying to “slow” the growth of AI and the media trying to scare you that AI is coming for your job, the public has been totally confused. AI needs new Public Relations representation!

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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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Building a Resilient Port Strategy with Brian Kempisty & Lauren Beagen

The Logistics of Logistics

Brian Kempisty , Lauren Beagen and Joe Lynch discuss building a resilient port strategy. Brian is the Founder of Port X Logistics , a transportation company that specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the U.S. and Canada. Lauren is a lawyer and the Founder of Squall Strategies , a boutique maritime consulting and legal solutions company.

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November 2023 Freight Market Update

Trinity Logistics

Stay up to date on the latest information on conditions impacting the freight market, curated by Trinity Logistics through our Freightwaves Sonar subscription. FLAT RATES, EXCEPT FOR LTL Much of what we have seen this year has been around carrier rates remaining relatively flat. Apart from a few seasonal or holiday peaks, and a slight up or down influence due to fuel costs, spot rates and contract have been stagnant.

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OTTO Motors Commits to Production Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

Rockwell Automation hosted its user conference, Automation Fair , in Boston, MA during the week of November 6. Many of my ARC Advisory Group colleagues were in attendance due to our company’s strong focus on manufacturing automation. However, it was a different experience for me due to my focus on logistics technologies. I attended because of Rockwell Automation’s recently expanded presence in production logistics due to its acquisition of OTTO Motors.

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Why Top LSPs Take A Supply Chain Orchestration Approach to Success

Talking Logistics

Logistics service providers (LSPs) face a unique challenge. In addition to the evolving customer demands within an increasingly global, networked, multi-channel supply chain, these professionals juggle a variety of clients with differing supply chain management needs. Many leading LSPs, such as DSV, CEVA, and GEODIS, have opted for a more holistic supply chain orchestration approach.

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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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November 15, 2023 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Email This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home November 15, 2023 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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Flatbed spot rate APIs now available

FreightWaves SONAR

At the F3: Future of Freight Festival in Chattanooga, Tennessee, last week, FreightWaves Chief Data and Technology Officer Daniel Pickett announced the release of flatbed spot rates via API. FreightWaves publishes daily flatbed spot rates from key market area to key market area based on transactional data provided by the largest transportation and logistics providers in the United States.

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Envirotech’s Bumble Bee Electric School Bus Conforms with US EPA Clean Air Act

NGT News

Envirotech Vehicles Inc. (EVTV) has received a certificate of conformity with the Clean Air Act from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its recently launched Bumble Bee all-electric school bus. “We are excited to have received this important seal of approval from the EPA,” says Phillip Oldridge, CEO of EVTV. “The school bus market […] The post Envirotech’s Bumble Bee Electric School Bus Conforms with US EPA Clean Air Act appeared first on NGT News.

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Key Takeaways from SAP Logistics Info Days 2023

Talking Logistics

During 2020 and 2021, most companies were focused on managing the disruptions caused by the Covid pandemic. In 2022, having a bit more room to breathe, companies started to reflect on the lessons learned from the previous two years (e.g., we need to make our supply chains more resilient). This year, it seems like companies. Read more The post Key Takeaways from SAP Logistics Info Days 2023 appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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What Your Order Management System Should Be Doing

To continue scaling your omnichannel business, you need to manage a lot of orders across a lot of different channels and marketplaces. Some brands do this by hand. Some try to force their ERP to manage it. Others rely on a complex system of cross-referencing the dashboards of their various channels. None of these is an effective or sustainable solution.

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Supply Chain Benchmarking with Trent Morris

Logistics Bureau

There are numerous areas in the supply chain that can be benchmarked. But what is Supply Chain Benchmarking? Why should you do it, and how? What types of benchmarking practices do companies employ? Let’s find the answers to these questions from Trent Morris!  Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our website, check them out: Freight Benchmarking: What Is It?

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FMCSA aims at brokers who 'do not intend to pay' carriers with final rule

Overdrive Online

The agency said its changes to the broker regulations are intended to reduce freight fraud by "limiting the time brokers can continue to accrue claims" before their authority is suspended, among other changes to broker/forwarder and surety/trust regs.

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Watch: Building Environmental Sustainability in Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Jagadish Turimella, chief operating officer and co-founder of GEP, offers some best practices that companies can adopt for ensuring that their supply chains are prioritizing sustainability.

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TEAM Software by WorkWave Introduces New Functionality At Upcoming ISSA North America Show and BSCAI Conference in Las Vegas

WorkWave

Time To Read: 3 minutes HOLMDEL, N.J, November 14, 2023 – TEAM Software by WorkWave , the world’s leading enterprise software for security, cleaning and facilities management companies, will showcase their industry-leading workforce management software – including new ACH payment functionality – at both the ISSA North America Show (November 13-16) and the BSCAI Contracting Success Conference (November 14-16), both taking place this week at the Mandalay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

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How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Contract Management in Telecom & High-Tech

The high-tech and telecom sectors face a contract management crisis if the process isn’t managed properly. Continual technological changes necessitate adjustments to manufacturing and supply chain processes, leading to a heavy volume of contracts that outpaces most industries. What can CPOs do to ease the contract management burden? In "How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Contract Management in Telecom and High-Tech," GEP experts outline a four-pronged approach to getting contract management under cont