New regulations target truck emissions at Southern California warehouses

The Supply Chain Journal

A process four years in the making to regulate the emissions of truck traffic in and out of Southern California warehouses reached its end earlier this month with the adoption of a new rule that the warehouse industry says will ratchet up costs in the sector.

How Many Slaves Are in Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

California, for example, passed the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 , which went into effect in January 2012. appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. The collapse of the garment factory in Bangladesh last week , which killed at least 705 workers and injured thousands of others, has put a spotlight on a problem that plagues many supply chains: the use of slave labor.


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California SB 1402: What You Need to Know

West Coast and California Logistics

Does your logistics operation source drayage services in California? This latest shot across the bow in California’s labor battles comes in the form of California Senate Bill 1402 (SB 1402). In this article, we’ll summarize the new Bill and explain what it means for shippers and other companies that hire port drayage companies in the state of California.

Local Sourcing, Global Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

The recent announcement by Google-owned Motorola Mobility that all new Moto X smartphones sold in the US will be manufactured in Texas, highlights the continued importance of the global supply chain and role of freight forwarders and logistics services providers (LSPs) in successful local sourcing strategies. Subscribe to our blog to receive the full blog series via email and stay informed about the latest global logistics news and insight. .

10 Tips: Sourcing Refrigerated LTL for Food and Confectionery Distribution

West Coast and California Logistics

If your company produces food and/or confectionery products, chances are you’re already familiar with refrigerated LTL services such as those provided by third-party logistics (3PL) companies.

9 logistics companies named to Inc.’s Best Workplaces

The Supply Chain Journal

Nine logistics companies were recognized on Inc. The nine logistics companies include: ACI Transport (Ferndale, Michigan) — A transportation and logistics company built around adaptability, communication and integrity. magazine’s sixth annual list of Best Workplaces.

Still Don’t Know How Many Slaves Are In Your Supply Chain?

Talking Logistics

Compliance with a similar law passed in California back in 2010 is equally poor. According to a recent report by the non-profit group Development International, only 14% of Californian companies fully comply with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (TISCA). appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. How many slaves are in your supply chain?

California Trucking Association Combats State Contractor Test

GTG Technology Group

California Trucking Association Sues State. On October 25 th , the California Trucking Association and two independent owner-operators filed a lawsuit against the state of California over an unfair test adopted by the California Supreme Court. In April, the California Supreme Court adopted the ABC Test to determine if a worker is an employee or contractor within any industry. Sources: [link] of.

FreightWaves Classics: The importance of logistics in the Korean War

The Supply Chain Journal

This FreightWaves Classics article will provide a brief overview of logistics during the first months of the war. More complete information is available from many sources. Logistics/support services were critical. The scope of the logistics effort. The logistics of war.

Logistics property update: April 2021


Kohl’s other fulfilment centres are in San Bernardino, California; Edgewood. It is operated by XPO Logistics, handling goods from 11 sites run by Nestle. Instakart also plans to build a logistics campus in the Manesar area, close to Gurugram. Kohl opens 1.2m

How Trader Joe’s Suppliers Can Benefit from Retail Specialized Logistics Partnerships

Zipline Logistics

Delivering product to Trader Joe’s can be challenging for CPGs that do not wield an efficiently optimized logistics function or experience in working with the grocer. The company launched its first branded store in Pasadena, California, in the 1960s.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. In the digital transformation age, logistics is once again undergoing a major shift. These technologies also contribute to a rise in big data and analytics in the logistics field. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

A Real World Humanitarian Logistics Model

MIT Supply Chain

When a disaster such as a flood strikes, the response can be chaotic as various agencies and sources of supply converge on the stricken area. A humanitarian logistics model developed by the Center for Latin American Logistics Innovation (CLI) improves the efficiency of response efforts by taking a holistic view of these operations. There were 500 nodes in the logistics network. Floods in Colombia caused widespread damage.

This Week in Logistics News (May 25-29, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Now, for this week’s supply chain and logistics news… HighJump Acquires Nexternal. Last November, JDA Software and IBM announced a “new integrated offering [that] will provide retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers with intelligent sourcing, fulfillment and order management capabilities.” And this week, HighJump acquired Nexternal , a cloud-based eCommerce platform provider based in California.

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Help Us Build a Global Classroom for Supply Chain Talent

MIT Supply Chain

A curriculum for online learning that MIT CTL plans to launch next year will provide new sources of supply chain talent across the globe. MIT along with Harvard University, Berkeley University of California, and The University of Texas System (and many others) have created an online educational service known as edX that provides “the best courses, from the best professors, and the best schools, spanning dozens of subjects.” Redefining education.

This Week in Logistics News (October 29 – November 2, 2018)

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week, dominated by delivery and robots: Same-day delivery company Deliv raises $40 million in latest funding round (Reuters). Waymo gets the green light to test fully driverless cars in California (The Verge). Will retailers or established logistics service providers ultimately acquire some of these startups (see Target’s acquisition of Shipt)?

FreightWaves Classics: Fallen Flags – Southern Pacific Railroad

The Supply Chain Journal

A pair of Southern Pacific’s famous GS-4 “Golden States,” one wearing her iconic “Daylight” livery and the other in drab black, which also lost her modest streamlining), are paused at Humphreys, California on October 17, 1954.

This Week in Logistics News (June 30 – July 4, 2014)

Talking Logistics

I encourage you to read the full article for all the details, but here are some interesting excerpts (emphasis mine): A source familiar with the company’s plans says senior Google execs have set aside as much as $500 million to expand the service nationwide …“You can very much expect that we are putting a lot of money into this and we’re excited and willing to sustain that investment over time as this gets going,” said Tom Fallows, head of Google Shopping Express. .

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Heated produce season may further freeze capacity

The Supply Chain Journal

With capacity as tight as it is now, many industry leaders are speculating that any difficulty in sourcing refrigerated trailers may impact the dry van segment as well, considering the ongoing effort supply chains are making to replenish inventory amid freight network imbalances.

This Week in Logistics News (April 17 – 23)

Logistics Viewpoints

And now on to this week’s logistics news. In total, the company will source enough renewable energy in Europe to power the equivalent of more than two million homes a year. As of June 2020, Amazon sourced about 42 percent of its global energy needs from renewables.

Sea change: Testing maritime uses for alternative energy

The Supply Chain Journal

A nearly two-hour briefing on the Energy Observer given to the California Fuel Cell Partnership can be viewed here.). Onshore applications in trucking and logistics. Wood said CMA CGM’s sister company, CEVA Logistics, also is exploring alternative fuels.

Food service providers struggle to keep up with reopening of America

The Supply Chain Journal

Even California, the state with some of the tightest restrictions, has mostly reopened its economy. Findings in a recent Echo white paper on a study conducted in conjunction with FreightWaves expounded on the industry’s difficulty sourcing reefer capacity.

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The Logistics of Fidget Spinners: Amazon vs Alibaba


The Logistics of Fidget Spinners. Alibaba just announced $15 billion dollars to be invested in its global logistics network. Riding this wave were droves of Chinese or Indian manufacturers that can now tap into digital platforms to source, import and sell directly to SMBs or consumers online. Two Retail Paths Diverged In The Forest… Alibaba and Amazon are at the heart of the new digital sourcing and retail, both with very different methods.

This Week in Logistics News (December 5 – 11)

Logistics Viewpoints

And while it has been one of the most challenging and difficult years in recent memory, it has also been a great year of bringing you the all the biggest supply chain and logistics news. At Logistics Viewpoints we would like to thank all our readers for continuing to tune in every week.

Why The Time Is Now for Sustainable Procurement


With that, global businesses are committing to key sustainability objectives such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions , eliminating slave labor , avoiding plastics , conserving water used in production , tapping into renewable energy sources and more. There are also reporting requirements for conflict minerals in the US and in the EU, California Transparency Act, the UK Modern Slavery Act, as well as similar laws being enacted or considered in Australia, Switzerland and elsewhere.

36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day. Each one is featured as having done something unique to reinvent their supply chain and logistics. Strategies include sourcing more items directly from manufacturers to improve margins, SKU rationalization and space reduction, “show more carry less” and assisted-store ordering. Coyote Logistics @CoyoteLogistics Coyote Logistics prides itself on its innovative logistics and supply chain philosophy.

How Cape Town Was Saved From Running Out of Water

Supply Chain Brain

In 2016, average daily per capita use in California was 321 litres.) Humanitarian Logistics Global Supply Chain Management Sustainability Supply Chain Security & Risk Mgmt. Food & Beverage All Technology SC Planning & Optimization Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Middle East/Africa Home Page Latest NewsThe government announced “day zero” — a moment when dam levels would be so low that they would turn off the taps in Cape Town and send people to communal water collection points.

The Fireworks Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Given that they are largely made manually, the low cost of manufacturing in China, along with their expertise, is the controlling factor in this sourcing situation. Freight and Logistics Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain ManagementSubscribe Here! Email Address.

Amid freight congestion, Matson launches fast-boat service to Oakland

The Supply Chain Journal

is launching a new express vessel service into northern California Tuesday designed to help U.S. The China-California Express (CCX) will have a 12-day transit time from Shanghai direct to the Port of Oakland, with a Ningbo departure taking 14 days. Matson Inc.

Will robots take the place of low-level logistics jobs?


This article will look into two major components of logistics: warehouse and last-mile delivery. Photo: Michael Rubenstein for The Wall Street Journal (Source) Robots are already swamping warehouses of the biggest retailers in the world, from simple stationary robots unloading containers to advanced mobile bots moving around aisles, sorting, retrieving and packing items according to a pre-programmed algorithm.

Low unemployment is great for everyone, right? (Not so much in logistics…)


percent), California (4.7 Well actually…no… just ask anyone who works in the logistics sector, especially if they rely on contingent workers. The Greene Group is a staffing agency focused on the logistics sector, specifically identifying trained professionals for the warehouse, transportation, and truck driver segments. Unemployment levels are at an all time low. Economists are trumpeting about the economy, and how great this is for everyone.

FreightWaves Classics: Crowley Maritime Corporation… from a single rowboat to a global leader

The Supply Chain Journal

owned and operated logistics, government, marine and energy solutions company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Services are provided worldwide by four primary business units – Crowley Logistics, Crowley (Government) Solutions, Crowley Shipping and Crowley Fuels.”.

$70K for part-time driver? Covenant CEO says that could be fine for some

The Supply Chain Journal

David Parker is the CEO of Covenant Logistics (NASDAQ: CVLG) , and he was blunt with analysts who follow the company on its earnings call Tuesday. Source: BLS To learn more about FreightWaves SONAR, please go here.

Driver Shortage, Driverless Vehicles, and Other Supply Chain Curiosities

Logistics Viewpoints

To demonstrate, one California autonomous vehicle company, TuSimple, tested the efficacy of long-haul driverless vehicles in a recent trek from Nogales, Arizona to Oklahoma City, shaving 10 hours (42%) off of what would otherwise be a 24-hour trip.

Former employees shed light on sophisticated double-brokering network

The Supply Chain Journal

This is Part III of an ongoing FreightWaves investigation into an alleged double-brokering ring based in Southern California. Logistics industry responds to burgeoning network. of La Crescenta, California.