2022

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Five Types of Order Management Systems

Logistics Brief Submitted Articles

To help you figure out what OMS is right for your business, let’s examine some typical types of order management systems available on the market today.

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Beyond the Data with William Sandoval

The Logistics of Logistics

Beyond the Data with William Sandoval. William Sandoval and Joe Lynch discuss beyond the data. William is the Senior Vice President of Product Management and Strategy at PowerFleet Inc. , a wireless IoT company that provides solutions to the industrial, logistics and vehicle markets. About William Sandoval. William Sandoval serves as senior vice president of product management & strategy for PowerFleet , leading PowerFleet’s product management, program management, and product marketing teams

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The Benefits of a Digital Twin

Logistics Matter

The Does LogisticsMatter? Podcast is all about trends and innovations in supply chain and logistics. This episode features Miguel van Asch, Head of Data and Analytics at Ahlers. In this episode, Miguel and I talk about the power of data. Miguel takes us through the steps of creating your digital twin and how you can run different […].

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2022 Supply Chain Predictions

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC analysts have published predictions about supply chain technology trends at the beginning of the year in past years. This year we have decided to lead with our predictions about the broader supply chain function – as supply chain itself has become such a hot topic in executive suites, corporate earnings, general news media, and even our own personal lives.

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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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How to ship lithium batteries by air—in 2022 and beyond

LabelMaster

Since 2016, when the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) implemented drastically more restrictive global regulations on shipping lithium batteries by air, shippers have adapted and done their best to comply. Meanwhile, regulatory agencies continue to update regulation in an effort to keep lithium battery transport by air as safe as possible.

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2022 Supply Chain Disruptions Study

Logistics Management

New survey reveals the top pain points that logistics and supply chain management professionals continue to manage through, including higher freight costs, capacity constraints, severe labor shortages, and port slowdowns—all disruptions that are still forcing shippers to re-engineer their supply chain operations.

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7 Essential Logistics Metrics: Key Performance Indicator (KPIs)

West Coast and California Logistics

Your customers are more data-driven than ever, and your success or failure in the eyes of those customers is partly determined through logistics metrics that measure your performance. It is therefore important that you have a firm handle on your customers’ key performance indicators (KPIs) as well as your ability – or that of your 3PL – to meet or exceed those KPIs.

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How Artificial Intelligence Bolsters Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

The continued disruption of supply chains suggests that the challenges of the COVID-19 era have been more than a blip in an otherwise stable period of global business. It’s time to take proactive action to prepare.

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EV Mobility Signs Deal with Westgate Resort

NGT News

EV Mobility LLC, an all-electric vehicle car-sharing platform, and Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino have signed an agreement to deploy EVs for hotel and timeshare guests. “We are excited to partner with Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino as the first hotel in their portfolio offering transportation to guests as part of the experience,” […].

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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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The so-called Freedom Convoy was never about truckers, or border mandates

Truck News

Truckers who participated in a cross-country convoy culminating in protest at Parliament Hill this weekend have been duped into believing the convoy was about them. It never was. It wasn’t about your rights to continue crossing the border unvaccinated. And by the time the convoy rolled through Ontario it had already fully morphed into something […].

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Digitizing & designing smart transport for new India | Thoughts,Conversations & Insights

Logistics Brief Submitted Articles

What was the last item you purchased online? Remember when you received it at your doorstep? From one click purchase to the delivery – What all actually goes behind the scene? We might have taken this for granted but Transportation & Logistics players are working relentlessly in this journey to meet our regular needs from … Continue reading Digitizing & designing smart transport for new India ?

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CES 2022: Survey Finds AI, Self-Driving Cars As the Future

IoT World Today

Artificial intelligence and self-driving cars are viewed as key technologies over the next 10 years, with significant differences based on the region, according to a new study presented at CES 2022 in Las Vegas Monday. For example, China (60%), the U.S. (40%) and Germany (37%) listed AI as the most influential technology of the future, while India (44%) and the U.K. (35%) ranked it second.

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5 Ways COVID19 Changed Retail Supply Chains for Good

Logistics Matter

Whether a crisis lasts weeks, months or years, it is clear that the global response to the pandemic has fundamentally changed consumer realities & the retailers they do business with. Whether it’s political upheaval causing shortages in microchips for cars or electrical devices, volcanoes grounding international travel or more recently, a global pandemic, consumer behaviour […].

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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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DHL Supply Chain’s Digital Transformation in the Warehouse

Logistics Viewpoints

In 2018, DHL Supply Chain announced its plans to deploy emerging technologies in 350 of its North American facilities. My colleagues and I often have the opportunity to discuss initiatives such as this with company executives. Of course, we subsequently share interesting insights in Logistics Viewpoints articles. Earlier this month, Brian Gaunt, Senior Director of Accelerated Digitization at DHL, provided me with an update on the company’s warehouse digitization journey.

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Meet the 2022 Pride & Polish champs

Overdrive Online

Following a submission period, Overdrive readers voted on their favorite trucks in each of seven categories to determine the winners in the 2022 Pride & Polish virtual competition.

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Visibility, Driver Shortage Are Key Words for Today’s 3PLs

Food Logistics

Driver solutions are an important part of the 3PL industry today, as the driver shortage and demand for the cold chain grow at the same time. Is visibility the key to this industry?

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Global Logistics 2022: Is this the new normal?

Logistics Management

It’s clear that the pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of global supply chains—a problem the logistics industry will continue to face this year. A high degree of flexibility and close cooperation between all parties in the supply chain is required to be well prepared to respond to the crisis and, hopefully, to a post-COVID era.

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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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Hyzon fuel cell truck power impresses

Commercial Carrier Journal

The low maintenance, instant torque, quiet operation and zero emissions of Hyzon's Class 8 fuel cell truck has impressed a Southern California fleet that's been operating the truck since last summer.

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Why Cybersecurity Has Never Been More Important for the Supply Chain Sector

Supply Chain Brain

Employee negligence and error are among the most significant cybersecurity liabilities for companies in the supply chain sector. Here are some pointers on how companies can empower employees to defend supply chains.

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Chicago Area Clean Cities Rebrands as Illinois Alliance for Clean Transportation

NGT News

The Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition is now the Illinois Alliance for Clean Transportation (IACT). The name change and rebranding are part of the statewide designation process under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program. “We are very pleased to announce our new name and rebranding as part of our move to become a […]. The post Chicago Area Clean Cities Rebrands as Illinois Alliance for Clean Transportation appeared first on NGT News.

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The murky matter of protests and the donations that drive them

Truck News

Much has been made of late on social media and in the mainstream media, about trucker protests that are in the works. Truckers are rightfully upset about a vaccine mandate that was clumsily applied to cross-border essential workers, including the professional drivers who’ve been keeping us supplied throughout the pandemic. But such protests rarely deliver […].

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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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Thoughts on Spare Busses and Spare Parts - Smart Software

Logistics Brief Submitted Articles

This blog focuses on bus systems and other types of public transit, rail, and their practices for spare parts management.

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Understanding container weight misdeclaration

Shipping and Freight Resource

Recently, ONE (Ocean Network Express), the 7th largest container shipping line in the world by capacity, implemented a penalty fee in the form of a Weight Discrepancy Charge (WDS) of USD 2,000/- per container from the 1st of July, 2022. The penalty fee is applicable if there is a misdeclaration of cargo weight details at the time of submission of booking submission and if the weight deviates +/- 3 tons/TEU from the weight on the final Bill of Lading Instruction details and Verified Gross Mass (V

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Avoiding Supply Chain Disruptions Starts with New Sources for Logistics Racking and Shelving

Logistics Matter

Demand for warehouse facilities in urban areas has increased as e-commerce giants launch same-day delivery services. This eventually fueled the industrial racking systems’ demand in North America. The acceleration during COVID and now with higher gas prices ensures the trend and demand for industrial racking and shelves will continue. According to the new report published […].

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The New Significance of a Logistics Strategy: Role, Success factors, and Integration

Logistics Viewpoints

Logistics strategy as an enabler of new business models. Today, successful companies are those who can make a great idea come true and create an organization to support its implementation. To do this, they must be able to adapt quickly, to rapidly get their offer on the market and to exploit changes in the market. The COVID-19 pandemic separated the wheat from the chaff, where companies who were able to immediately respond to the surprise massive upturn in online growth coming out clearly ahead.

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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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Is a 'trucking bloodbath' on the way for owner-ops as rates soften against record-high diesel?

Overdrive Online

With tens of thousands of new trucking companies having paid near record high prices for used equipment and diesel prices surging as rates fall, one expert predicts "there won't be an explosion of bankruptcies, but there will be some.".

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Trucking Action Plan Keeps America Moving

Food Logistics

These plans are necessary to keep America moving, to keep goods moving, to keep drivers and other employees safe and to give carriers and freight providers the tools and resources needed to run.

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As time goes on, so do supply chain and logistics challenges and issues

Logistics Management

As for the supply chain and logistics hurdles, there are, or remain, more than a few, in the form of—and in no particular order—the following: port congestion and related container backlogs; the ongoing need for more truck drivers to up over-the-road motor carrier capacity; inflation; and the labor outlook i.e. the need for more workers in order to increase throughput and production, among many others, too.