2023

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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.

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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.

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Using AI to Gain a Competitive Advantage with Matt Parry & Kevin Coomes

The Logistics of Logistics

Kevin Coomes , Matt Parry and Joe Lynch discuss using AI to gain a competitive advantage. Matt is the Senior Vice President of Werner Enterprises , a key component of the company’s portfolio of transportation services solutions. Kevin is the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at Greenscreens.ai , a pricing platform specifically tailored for the truckload spot freight market.

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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.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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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Rethinking Direct Materials Sourcing: The Tools You Need To Manage Costs, Risks and Sustainability

Direct materials sourcing is evolving, with procurement now tasked not only with cost efficiency but managing sustainability and risk management. The environment is marked by heightened demand and expectations, compounded by challenges such as rising input prices, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical tensions. While some embrace cutting-edge tools like AI and blockchain for global trade functions, others lag in technology adoption.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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I-75 'Ice Pick Bandit' poking holes in truck tires, police investigate

Overdrive Online

Overdrive reignites a police hunt for a vandal targeting trucks in "bizarre" nighttime attacks, after yet another trucker comes forward with an eerie report of I-75's "Ice Pick Bandit.

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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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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.

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New York Schools Begin Ordering GreenPower Nano BEAST Buses

NGT News

GreenPower Motor Company Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of purpose-built, all-electric, zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles serving the cargo and delivery market, shuttle and transit space and school bus sector, has received its first orders for the Type A Nano BEAST school bus for the New York market. The Nano BEAST is on the New […] The post New York Schools Begin Ordering GreenPower Nano BEAST Buses appeared first on NGT News.

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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

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This Week in Logistics News (December 9 – 15)

Logistics Viewpoints

As hard as it is to believe, another year is coming to an end. This was certainly another interesting year from a logistics and supply chain standpoint, as we saw the emergence of generative AI take center stage. We also saw a lot of technological advances in transportation, warehousing, supply chain planning, robotics, and last mile delivery, just to name a few.

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Exploring the Advantages and Hurdles of Direct Store Deliveries

Direct Store Delivery, or DSD, is a common practice among global suppliers and retailers – like PepsiCo, Frito Lay, CVS, and Dollar General – and its popularity is growing, with the global DSD market expected to reach $1.19 trillion by 2027. Download this eBook for exclusive insights into direct store deliveries, challenges, benefits, and future trends.

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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

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National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2023: Saluting & Supporting Heroes Who Keep Freight Moving

MercuryGate

Amid global challenges, including pandemics and intricate supply chain issues, truck drivers’ commitment to their profession remains unwavering. That’s why MercuryGate focuses on empowering the nation’s truck drivers with leading carrier management tools. The post National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2023: Saluting & Supporting Heroes Who Keep Freight Moving appeared first on MercuryGate International.

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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?