21st Century Supply Chain
by Bill DuBois Full disclosure: I work for a best-of-breed supply chain planning vendor so I will do my best to take an unbiased approach as I provide my opinions on how to solve the challenges of planning today’s supply chains with all its complexity and volatility....
by Bill DuBois“Delay of supply chain, that’s a penalty. Roughing the supplier, that’s two minutes. Excessive use of inventory, you’re out of the game!” As you’ll find out in the video below, egregious supply chain planning tactics...
by Alexa CheaterStop making decisions in the dark. Some things are better in the dark. Fireworks. Watching a movie. Robbing a bank. Supply chain planning isn’t one of them. So why do so many companies still plan that way? Managing a supply chain is tough enough...
Tomorrow is the 4th of July, a holiday celebrating American independence, fireworks, and backyard BBQs. And like any good American holiday, consumers are ready to spend some money. The National Retail Federation (NRF) has been conducting its annual Independence Day...
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. Below is Rafael Granato’s take on transportation trends. Here are the pros...
Satellite imagery data represents another data set that may have the potential to improve company’s supply chains. There are potential uses surrounding procurement, sustainability, and strategic planning. The post Using Satellite Imagery as a Data Source to...
Commercial Carrier Journal
FTR expects conditions for shippers to gradually improve through the most of the year before settling into a neutral range again, with freight rates expected to drop and fuel costs expected to remain stable.
The waiver allows the company to install an amber brake-activated pulsating light in the upper center portion of its trailers.
It remains to be seen what impact the ELDT final rule will have on carrier operations, but it’s not a stretch to assume that an already constricted labor pipeline into an industry in sore need of new drivers will be put to the test.
Shippers can mitigate supply chain fluctuations and disruptions by leveraging the expertise of 3PLs.
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New and noteworthy in the supply chain.
Supply Chain Digest
Plan is to Have 50 Percent of Profits from Non Container Shipping Logistics Services Soon
ISM Data Provide Excellent Insight beyond Marquee Monthly PMI Number
20 Million in Job Losses from Robots in Manufacturing, but Increased Productivity will Drive More Economic Growth
Chip shortages, crypto as a hedge against the freight market, mattresses stuffed with used medical masks and more.
The number of biologic drugs and gene therapies is growing, and logistics companies are increasing their capacity for temperature-controlled transportation to support them.
Every market is hot as capacity remains tight. On this episode of Midday Market Update, Kaylee Nix and Michael Vincent discuss what needs to happen to release the pressure.