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5 smart factory challenges and how to address them with ERP solutions

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Smart factories are growing in prominence as continued supply chain disruptions and pressures from the 4 th Industrial Revolution make embracing technology a necessity for manufacturers. For manufacturers to remain competitive, adopting more IoT technologies into their supply chain is key.

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The Half-Baked Supply Chain: Lessons for Demand Planning

Food Logistics

Transitioning much of the burden from manual processes to automated tools enables companies to pivot and adjust to the broader economy's known and new impacts. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

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How fleets can leverage data to avoid breakdowns

Fleet Owner

When analyzing data, here are several things fleets can do to avoid costly downtime events. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

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The Southwest Airlines Debacle – What Really Happened

Logistics Viewpoints

Passenger searches for her luggage inside the Southwest terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. In all, Southwest has canceled about 15,700 flights since winter weather began disrupting air travel on December 22, far more than other airlines.

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How Top Food Shippers are Navigating Supply Chain Disruptions in 2023

Speaker: Glenn Koepke and Melissa Wreath

On February 2nd, join FourKites and ArrowStream to learn what food & beverage suppliers, restaurant operators, and other industry leaders are doing to address the labor and talent management issues affecting the food and restaurant supply chains today.

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Out with the old, in with the new in 2023

Logistics Management

2023 will be a year of transitions, and an exciting time to be in supply chain management

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How to Avoid Demurrage, Detention and Storage Charges

Supply Chain Brain

Two years of logistics logjams have burdened ocean shippers with costly increases in demurrage, detention and storage fees

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Top Food Delivery Trends to Watch in 2023

Food Logistics

As demand continues to rise into 2023, competition and costs will be top trends in food delivery, putting pressure on food delivery providers to be more efficient with delivery. Warehousing / Foodservice

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Warehouse Automation: Top Five Factors Impacting Adoption

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC Advisory Group’s Global Warehouse Automation Research study is now complete and available for purchase.

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Warehouse automation market growth is expected to cool in 2023

Logistics Management

The long-term outlook remains strong, according to a study from research firm Interact Analysis, with the global warehouse automation expected to expand at a 19% CAGR from 2024 to 2027

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The Great Supply Chain Gear-Up: Sustainability and Agility for 2023

Speaker: Peter Kraemer, Chief Supply Officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev

Join Peter Kraemer, Chief Supply Officer of Anheuser-Busch InBev, for an insightful overview of general supply chain best practices, how to build a more sustainable supply chain, and navigating post-pandemic supply challenges.

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The Year Ahead with Doug Waggoner

The Logistics of Logistics

Doug Waggoner and Joe Lynch discuss the year ahead. Doug is the CEO of Echo Global Logistics , a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services. About Doug Waggoner.

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Amware Welcomes New Associate, Rob Ott

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Amware Fulfillment welcomed many new associates this past year, dozens from the same manufacturing plant in Wilmington, MA. Here's our interview with one of those warehouse associates, Rob Ott. Fulfillment Operations

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CPG Going D2C: 3 Ways to Win the Race to Consumers

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.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (January 6, 2023)

Talking Logistics

Unless you’re being rushed in on a gurney, bleeding from a gunshot wound or knife stabbing, or you’re in active cardiac arrest, there is nothing urgent about a hospital emergency room. I spent 7 hours in an ER this past Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

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5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain

Prescriptive analytics is a type of advanced analytics that optimizes decision-making by providing a recommended action. Supply chain, with its complex planning questions, is typically an area where optimization technology is required. Read about 5 use cases.

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The Smart Warehousing Story with Carl Wasinger

The Logistics of Logistics

Carl Wasinger and Joe Lynch discuss the Smart Warehousing story. Carl is the CEO and Founder at Smart Warehousing , a warehousing and fulfillment company that operates as a direct extension of its clients’ teams. About Carl Wasinger.

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Surface Transportation Board (STB) Brings Baseball-style “FINAL OFFER” Game Theory to Railroading Rate Disputes

Supply Chain and Logistics

By Jeff Hartman – January 3, 2023 The STB, struggling since inception in 1995 to develop a fast, affordable, and reasonable method that provides relief to rail shippers challenging unfair rates in “small” zero-sum disputes in which a single railroad … Continue reading → Logistics Rail Supply Chains customer service rail regulation rate disputes regulations STB rules

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This Week in Logistics News (December 31 – January 6)

Logistics Viewpoints

As the saying goes, new year new you. And for many people that means making significant changes on January 1. An emerging trend over the last few years has been “dry January” where people abstain from alcohol for the first month of the year.

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Supply Chain And Logistics Conferences To Attend In 2023

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the year ahead. This year’s list remains a work in progress; therefore, please check the event websites for the latest updates.

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Getting Started With Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design

To build your supply chain’s agility and responsiveness, you need to look at scenarios more frequently instead of relying on a single plan. Let’s explore how you can apply scenario modeling in supply chain network design.

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Key WMS Trends for 2023 with Jim Hoefflin

The Logistics of Logistics

Jim Hoefflin and Joe Lynch discuss Key WMS Trends for 2023.

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Heavy-oversize hauler's 1987 Pete 359 wins big with iconic feel

Overdrive Online

"Pay enough attention to anything and keep it up -- it'll last you." Easton, Minn.-based based owner-operator Horace Goldman's 1987 Peterbilt 359 stands as a testament to the maxim, with its classic original dash and Goldman's personal touch all around. Pride & Polish

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Agile supply chain solutions: 5 3PL characteristics to look for

West Coast and California Logistics

Volatile supply chains demand agile supply chain solutions, whereby your logistics operations adapt to market changes as they happen. 3PLs can be key enablers of more agile, resilient distribution operations.

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Understanding Supply Chains Part 1- Physical Processes

Logistics Bureau

Starting a new job in Supply Chain? Or maybe joining a new company is a Supply Chain role? Maybe this will help you ‘get up to speed’? . Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our website, check them out: You and Your Supply Chain Career. Supply Chain Q&A Sessions.

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Best Practices to Model Carbon Costs in Supply Chain Network Design

How to model carbon costs in your supply chain design? Make conscious choices by comparing scenarios indicating at which points in the supply chain carbon emissions occur and achieve the right balance between sustainability and cost.

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2023 Expectations for Ocean Shipping and the Broader Shipping Industry

MTS Logistics

After a tumultuous two and a half years, in 2023, it seems like tides are turning in shipping and a normalization which has already started might be here to stay. The definition of normalization is difficult to come by.

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Runaway duals incoming! and a Christmas Eve miracle

Overdrive Online

Long Haul Paul Marhoefer recounts the once-in-a-lifetime experience of a runaway set of duals that hit him head-on in Western Nebraska on Christmas Eve, where a miracle of kindness and generosity awaited from enforcement, fellow truckers and citizens. Overdrive Extra

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Cenntro Electric Group Introduces Five New Commercial EVs

NGT News

Cenntro Electric Group Ltd.

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Rising to the charging challenge

Fleet Owner

Electrifying the nation’s fleets to reduce carbon emissions is one challenge that we can successfully address. It will take all of us working together beginning right now. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

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Easily Build an Optimization App and Empower Your Data

Speaker: Gertjan de Lange

Solving complex business problems requires optimization modeling techniques and data to compare scenarios and make the best decisions. With AIMMS you can rapidly build an optimization app on top of your data and deploy it to the end-user in just a few clicks.

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EPA eyes more strict particulate matter regulation

Commercial Carrier Journal

Diesel-powered equipment accounts for more than 70% of all fine particulate matter emissions from U.S. transportation sources, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists. Regulations

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The Industry Push to Stop Human Trafficking

Women in Trucking

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Safety Life on the Road

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ENC Delivers E-Z Rider II Buses to Georgia Institute of Technology

NGT News

ElDorado National (California) or ENC, a subsidiary of REV Group Inc., is delivering E-Z Rider II buses, equipped with a hybrid-electric powertrain, to the Georgia Institute of Technology. A total of nine buses will be in operation on the campus in Atlanta, Ga.