2023

article thumbnail

Supply Chain Growing Pains with Anya Skomorokhova

The Logistics of Logistics

Anya Skomorokhova and Joe Lynch discuss supply chain growing pains. Anya is Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of PorterLogic, a low-code supply chain operations platform that replaces all the spreadsheets typically used to manage warehouses and inventory.

article thumbnail

5 Principles for Navigating the Digital Fog Around AI in Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Chief supply chain officers feel overwhelmed navigating the intense digital fog surrounding AI in supply chain, so I offer five principles for navigation. For sure, the opportunity for AI in supply chains is massive.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

Building a TMS Business Case: 7 “Must Haves”

Logistics Viewpoints

Here are 7 considerations when building a TMS a business case, designed to focus on achieving a cost-effective deployment.

article thumbnail

Empowering Vendors to Reduce Pre-Shipment Delays

Talking Logistics

Streamlining pre-shipping efforts creates efficiency and visibility In an IDC research survey, supply chain executives agree, “visibility, agility, supply diversification, and collaboration strategies” are the top responses for companies to mitigate supply chain risk from disruption. Furthermore, supply chain visibility and collaboration are essential for providing sufficient insights and time to react effectively.

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

The Importance of Logistics Management Software in the Logistics Ecosystem - More Than Shipping

MTS Logistics

Logistics management software plays a big role in cargo transportation by streamlining and automating logistics processes such as order management, shipment tracking and inventory control. This automation enables more efficient operations, reduces operational costs through optimized routes, minimizes fuel consumption, and reduces paperwork.

More Trending

article thumbnail

Women in Supply Chain: What They're Doing Matters to the Future of Supply Chains

Food Logistics

This year's award took in over 400 submissions, the highest amount of applications for this award. This is because what these winners are doing matters to the future of supply chains.

article thumbnail

GPT-4 is set to radically change Supply Chain Network Design

AIMMS

Get proactive alerts on relevant supply chain disruptions, assess the impact, and get recommended actions with SensAI.

article thumbnail

Global Logistics 2023: Supply chains under pressure

Logistics Management

Supply chains worldwide will continue to be caught between politics, economics and ecology in the future. Whether there will be more regionalization or nearshoring remains to be seen. The question will linger: Who will win and who will lose in this increasingly tense competition?

article thumbnail

Trucking sounds off to EPA on new Phase 3 emissions regs

Overdrive Online

Trucking stakeholders asked the agency to consider the infrastructure challenges ahead for meeting the strict regs. The vast majority of commenters at hearings ongoing this week, however, called for even stricter emissions regs on heavy-duty trucks.

Trucking 144
article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

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.

Digital 140
article thumbnail

Will there be a diesel fuel shortage in 2023?

Commercial Carrier Journal

The current mismatch of crude for refiners suggests lower prices for gasoline lie ahead, but higher prices for diesel – likely the tipping point in accelerating a trucking capacity rebalancing.

Tips 133
article thumbnail

Phoenix Transit Agency Adding Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Hybrid-Electric Buses to Fleet

NGT News

The Phoenix Public Transit Department (PTD) has placed an order with New Flyer Industries for six zero-emission fuel cell-electric and 20 low-emission hybrid-electric transit buses. The two five-year contracts include options to purchase up to 160 fuel cell-electric and 160 hybrid-electric transit buses in 40-foot lengths. PTD provides transportation services in Phoenix and other cities […] The post Phoenix Transit Agency Adding Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Hybrid-Electric Buses to Fleet appeare

article thumbnail

Blue Diamond Invests in SAP to Improve their Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

The combination of supply chain planning and real-time visibility can lead to bigger benefits than either can provide alone.

article thumbnail

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

article thumbnail

Driver attitudes the biggest factor in highway safety

Truck News

“I will not be writing about – or interviewing anyone during – the Manitoba Truck Driving Championships! I will be a competitor and just enjoy the day.

Trucking 136
article thumbnail

Capturing the Future in the Logistics Industry: Contemporary Challenges and Strategies - More Than Shipping

MTS Logistics

Although the logistics industry has experienced many fluctuations and transformations throughout history, today’s rapid advancement of technology and the effects of globalization bring the sector face to face with challenges and opportunities that have not been encountered before.

article thumbnail

Revisiting Three Mega Trends Transforming Supply Chain Management

Talking Logistics

Revisiting the mega trends highlighted in Transporeon's Transportation Pulse Report 2023: labor, sustainability, and customer centricity.

Trends 254
article thumbnail

State of the Industry: Top 10 Trends to Shape Cold Food Chain in 2024

Food Logistics

With the help of some supply chain visibility, sustainable measures, more focus on people and the ability to pivot at a moment’s notice, 2024 is anyone’s and everyone’s game to succeed.

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

How to choose the right ERP system for your business

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Managing sophisticated manufacturing operations is not unlike coordinating the world’s air traffic. Consider the metaphor for a moment. Among the production lines, warehouses, and shipping docks of your company, your ERP system acts as the air traffic control tower—directing every operation, process and data point successfully from and to their destinations accurately and on time.

ERP 124
article thumbnail

January truck tonnage sees gains, reports American Trucking Associations

Logistics Management

The ATA’s advanced Seasonally Adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, for January, at 117.1 (2015=100), saw a 0.7% gain, from December to January, following a 1% December gain, to 116.2, over November.

Trucking 144
article thumbnail

Owner-operator pays a visit to TQL's office over nonpayment

Overdrive Online

When one owner said he was pushed too far by TQL withholding payments on $8,000 worth of loads, he took matters into his own hands and visited their headquarters. It worked.

article thumbnail

Enhancing Supply Chain Resilience: A Modular Approach

Supply Chain Brain

Achieving resilience in supply chains is essential, but it's crucial to implement measures carefully so they do not hinder or conflict with other competing priorities.

article thumbnail

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

article thumbnail

Cost of trucking passes $2/mile for the first time

Commercial Carrier Journal

Marginal costs for trucking companies ballooned 21.3% last year over 2021 to $2.251 per mile, surpassing the $2 per mile mark for the first time in the history of ATRI’s operational cost report.

Trucking 127
article thumbnail

Portland Public Schools Takes Delivery of Nano BEAST Electric Buses

NGT News

GreenPower Motor Company Inc., a manufacturer of all-electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, has delivered two Nano BEAST electric school buses to Portland Public Schools (PPS), the largest school district in the Pacific Northwest. Portland Public Schools operates more than 80 schools and serves more than 49,000 students in the state. Starting this month, the Nano […] The post Portland Public Schools Takes Delivery of Nano BEAST Electric Buses appeared first on NGT News.

article thumbnail

The Warehouse Execution System: A New Competitive Imperative

Logistics Viewpoints

In today’s fast-paced, hyper-competitive, omni-channel world, warehouses play a critical role in maximizing service and fulfilling the ambitious customer promises that are required today. Warehouses also represent an enormous cost center. Companies annually spend about $325 billion on warehousing — and 85% of that cost goes to operating expenses that include labor, space and equipment.

article thumbnail

Illegal incorporated driver model a stain on our industry

Truck News

Underneath the surface of the transportation industry is a movement of drivers and carriers that are embracing an incorporation model, sometimes referred to as Driver Inc.

Modeling 122
article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

U.S. West Coast Port Workers Reach Tentative Agreement to End Strike

MTS Logistics

There’s big news in the maritime shipping world: a tentative agreement has been reached between the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) as of last week. The agreement, should it hold, ends a two-week port worker strike and associated port slowdowns. In a joint statement, the heads of the PMA and ILWU, James McKenna and Willie Adams, respectively, announced the deal saying: “We are pleased to have reached an agreement that reco

Maritime 122
article thumbnail

WorkWave Delivers Profitable Growth in Q3, Attracting New Customers and Garnering Industry-Wide Recognition

WorkWave

Time To Read: 3 minutes HOLMDEL, N.J, OCTOBER 30, 2023 – WorkWave®, a leading provider of SaaS software solutions that support every stage of a service business’s life cycle, today reports that it continues to experience significant growth, with a 34% increase in software bookings Q3 year over year, and a 66% increase in new customers versus Q3 2022, in addition to continued best-in-class customer retention. “WorkWave’s consistently strong performance is impressive to me not just b

article thumbnail

How Advanced Clean Fleets Rule Impacts Cold Food Chain

Food Logistics

Fleet owners are projected to save an estimated $48 billion in their total operating costs from the transition through 2050. But how does this ruling impact how temperature-controlled foods and beverages move across state lines?