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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Navigating Uncertainty: How Technology Helps Fleets Thrive in Challenging Times

Change is a constant in the transportation industry. Amid business competition, regulatory developments, environmental concerns, and myriad other challenges, motor carriers must continually adapt to an ever-evolving operational landscape. Fleet telematics technology can help transportation businesses navigate uncertainty, gain a competitive advantage, and boost profitability.

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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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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 a Global CPG Leader Optimized $500M of Direct Materials Spend and Exceeded Savings Goal

A Fortune 500 CPG company partnered with GEP to improve end-to-end category management, optimize direct spend categories, and increase strategic focus on tail spend. GEP’s sourcing expertise and market intelligence enabled the company to centralize sourcing and order management processes, strengthen key supplier relationships, and enhance supply chain resilience and agility.

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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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Case Study: Staci Americas 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Watch: All About Visibility — And the Tools That Make It Possible

Supply Chain Brain

Rich Kilmer, chief executive officer of CargoSense, brings us up to date on the technology that enables shipment visibility — including the internet of things and digital twins — and what shippers are really looking for in that department.

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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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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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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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How might the Class 8 electric truck used market develop?

Overdrive Online

Residual value and cost of ownership unknowns comprise the most commonly cited obstacles for owner-operators and fleets adopting electric Class 8s. Here, some insights on what used-market dynamics could look like on the value front.

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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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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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7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders are presented with their fair share of challenges, with a host of tools and strategies to resolve them. That said, what’s the best path forward to leverage this year’s trends? In this recap of a recent GEP-WBR webinar, 7 Leadership Themes for Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders in 2024, GEP’s Pramod Sethumadhavan explores seven vital leadership trends that will help guide procurement and supply chain decision-makers.

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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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Brokers' 3 a.m. calls: Absent a 'death in the family, a text will suffice'

Overdrive Online

That's but one viewpoint delivered by readers following Long Haul Paul's "Weigh In" tale earlier in the week detailing instances of over-eager brokers' sleep-disturbing check-ins in the wee hours. Here, LHP weighs next steps, rounding up commentary.

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Watch: Managing the Yard: Why a YMS?

Supply Chain Brain

With all the focus on warehouse management systems, facilities might be neglecting the importance of managing the yard as well, says Colin Mansfield, vice president of Yard Management Solutions.

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