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Global Logistics Report - Sept 2021

Logistics Brief Submitted Articles

The Global Freight Market continues to be strained. To say that Global freight has had its challenges, may very well be the understatement of the century

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Overcoming Canal Crises

Food Logistics

How supply chain visibility helps today’s ocean carriers forecast—and prepare for—future disruptions.

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You’re Not Tied to a Desk, Why Should Your Software Be?

Envase Technologies

Business isn’t just done behind a desk or behind the wheel. Cloud-based Transportation Management Systems give power and flexibility to work wherever you are

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FedEx to Blaze the Trail of Mobile Robotics Interoperability

Logistics Viewpoints

MassRobotics announced (May 18th) the release of what it claimed to be the “ World’s First Open Source Autonomous Mobile Robot Interoperability Standards.” The MassRobotics AMR Interoperability Standard is designed to assist organizations in the deployment of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) from multiple vendors and have them work together in the same environment, better realizing the promise of warehouse and factory automation.

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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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Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Procurement for the Hotel Industry

SIPMM Professional Publications

With the 4.0 digital era industry now, digital and AI are interconnected. AI is cutting down repeated tasks by simulating human intelligence in machines. AI helpsprocurement specialists to solve complex problems and enormous data more effectively by using software applications and smart computer algorithms. These machines are automated to think, to act, to behave like […].

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Top 30 Ocean Carriers 2021: Pricing heads up as shippers fight for space

Logistics Management

Shippers relying on maritime operators to get their goods to market have been slammed in recent months. Meanwhile container carriers are looking at 50%-plus percentage gains in revenue.

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5 Ways Generation Z Can Benefit from M-Learning

Shippeo

If you have stumbled upon this article, there’s a big chance you’re reading it from your mobile phone. Whether it’s ordering food or watching cat videos, people use their mobile phones for absolutely anything these days. According to Statista, there are over 3.8 billion smart-phone users worldwide as of 2021. Consider this, the global population […].

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How to Improve Snowplow Operations with Fleet Management Solutions

RasTrac

Snow and ice create hazardous driving conditions for motorists. Learn how to optimize snowplow operations with GPS tracking solutions like Rastrac.

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What’s going on with global supply chains: A primer for the casual consumer

Freightos

(AKA why that couch you ordered isn’t here…and isn’t getting here tomorrow). Disclaimer: This article is a zoom out for the less freight-inclined. If you have a deeper understanding of freight, you might want to check out our Freightos Baltic Index daily container index instead. Let’s talk freight. . You’ve seen the Suez Canal memes, you know furniture is taking way longer than usual to get to your door, and you may have even heard about Pelotons shipped by air to reduce delivery times.

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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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If soaring fuel prices weren't enough. 'diesel shortage' shuts truck stops across the country

Overdrive Online

The newest shortage impacting the U.S. economy is diesel fuel, as major chain truck stops across the country have in spots begun limiting the number of gallons a hauler can purchase. Meantime, continuing soaring prices hurt some owner-ops' bottom lines.

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Simplifying Logistics: Can a 3PL Help Grow Your Business?

Logistics Brief Submitted Articles

3PL may help to gain network efficiencies, increases your scalability and improves access to expertise. Here's how 3PL can help grow your business.

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One Stuck Box of Fertilizer Shows the Global Supply Chain Crisis

Supply Chain Brain

Somewhere in the world’s busiest port of Shanghai, a container of fertilizer sits among tens of thousands of boxes, waiting for a ride to the U.S. It’s been on the dock for months, trapped by typhoons and Covid outbreaks that have worsened major congestion in the global supply-chain network.

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Foothill Transit Orders 20 New Flyer Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Electric Buses

NGT News

NFI Group Inc.’s New Flyer of America Inc. subsidiary has received a new contract from Foothill Transit for 20 zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2 40-foot, heavy-duty transit buses. This order is supported by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds. Foothill Transit is based in West Covina, Calif., operating one of the largest fleets of […].

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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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Predictability in a Time of Uncertainty: Machine Learning in Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

Many organizations faced the most disruptive year in their history as they dealt with the consequences of the pandemic. Large swings in supply and demand for different product categories and changes in distribution patterns left logistics managers grappling with the biggest challenge of their careers. Challenges that were made all the more difficult by one of the most basic yet complex questions in logistics, “How long will it take to get there?

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Bring on ELDs, but delay the enforcement

Truck News

Canada is marching ever closer to mandated electronic logging devices (ELDs), and that’s a good thing. The digital tools bring the tracking of Hours of Service into a modern age, eliminate any questions about the real time that trucking requires, and deliver meaningful business insights. Fleets not already using ELDs are falling behind. Even worse, […].

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5 Easy Ways to Go Digital in your Warehouse in 2021

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Here’s the thing about enduring a crisis: sometimes, you end up better than you were when it started. So says research from PWC that shows that, despite nearly seven in ten businesses facing at least one major crisis in the five years leading up to COVID-19, 42% reported they exited the crisis “in a better place.” For […]. The post 5 Easy Ways to Go Digital in your Warehouse in 2021 appeared first on SYSPRO US.

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Owner-operator business model under assault in California, Congress

Logistics Management

The owner-operator business model in trucking, an essential part of the industry that uses upwards of 1 million independent contractors at any given time, is under attack in California and the U.S. Congress in Washington.

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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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Model Sustainability Trade-offs in Supply Chain Network Design to Reduce Emissions

AIMMS

The post Model Sustainability Trade-offs in Supply Chain Network Design to Reduce Emissions appeared first on AIMMS.

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What is a freight calculator and how do carriers, brokers and shippers use calculators

FreightWaves SONAR

As part of the shipping process , load and delivery management metrics must be developed for each company and at times each load or shipment. Managers can calculate freight rate charge estimates to see what needs to be passed on to customers and what needs to be made up for elsewhere in the supply chain. Freight calculators can also help with budgeting to ensure suppliers, drivers, employees, and third-party members are all covered.

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Penske Truck Rental Introduces Mobile App for Consumer Truck Rental Customers

Penske Move Ahead

Penske Truck Rental has introduced its first-ever mobile app for consumer truck rental customers. It provides do-it-yourself movers with the ability to manage their move more efficiently and effectively. Penske is committed to providing a stress-free moving experience by offering flexibility, expert advice, moving tips, greener moving options and a network of supplies and services.

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Since ELD mandate, hours violation likelihood has shifted west on the map

Overdrive Online

With news today of the hours-of-service-related focus on the planned Roadcheck event – this year set for May 4-6, a month sooner than past traditional month of June – keep in mind these states for especially close hours enforcement.

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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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4 Key Supply Chain Metrics for Distributors

Logistics Brief Submitted Articles

Learn about these four key supply chain metrics to help turn your operations into an efficiency powerhouse.

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Sniffing Out Corporate Greenwashers

Supply Chain Brain

Investors and regulators are increasingly sounding the alarm about companies that exaggerate or misrepresent their environmental bona fides. That’s what prompted academics at University College Dublin to develop algorithms to detect and quantify greenwashing.

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Murray Introduces Bill to Electrify Nation’s School Bus Fleet

NGT News

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the chair of the Senate Education and Health Committee, has joined Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto, D-Nev., and Reps. Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., and Tony Cárdenas, D-Calif., to introduce the Clean School Bus Act. The legislation would provide $1 billion for grants to help school districts across the country replace traditional school buses with […].

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How Machine Learning is Transforming Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC Advisory Group engaged in an informative discussion with Derek Gittoes, VP Supply Chain Management Product Strategy at Oracle , as part of ARC’s Digital Supply Chain Forum. Derek recently authored an article on Logistics Viewpoints describing recent advancements in logistics predictability through the application of machine learning. And we thought this to be a great opportunity to get further details on this hot topic from a practitioner on the front line of logistics application developmen

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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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Help us pressure Transport Canada to act on ELD deadline

Truck News

The electronic logging device (ELD) file is one I have discussed on behalf of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) membership many times over the past six years. While some of you may be rolling your eyes and saying, ‘This again? Come on, Millian!’ the sad truth is it needs to be continually […].

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The smart factory Part 1: Digitization, digitalization and digital

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Manufacturers and distributors want to dramatically increase their efficiency, productivity and accuracy through smart technologies, data analytics and connected services. Transitioning from manual operations and implementing automated solutions enhances processes and improves performance monitoring and decision making, avoiding rework, downtime, defects, and bottlenecks and ultimately improve customer service and increase profitability.

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Unbreakable and Resilient: Supply chain and logistics of the future

Logistics Management

The pandemic put chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) in the vanguard of change and has empowered them to redefine resiliency and lead transformation in a responsible and sustainable way.