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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.

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.

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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.

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. .

Outbound Logistics

LeanCor

Outbound Logistics: Think Outside of the Trailer. To facilitate a lean fulfillment stream for our outbound logistics customers, we strive to achieve the perfect order. The perfect order is determined by the “8 Rights” – we want to deliver the right product, in the right quantity, to the right place, at the right time, in the right quality, from the right source, at the right price by providing the right service to our downstream customers.

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. Are you looking for ways to optimize your transportation system?

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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Transportation Innovation 2018

EFT

Tompkins International (Tompkins) recently led a two-hour workshop on logistics technology innovations. A lively discussion followed regarding how the technologies will affect the transportation and warehousing industries. Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) are fairly common in the logistics industry. Tompkins believes the next wave of progress in logistics automation will be in final-mile delivery. over 2010 (Source: US Commerce Department).

Logistics property update: April 2021

EFT

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

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.

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. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, “U.S.-NAFTA

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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.). Production, transport and use of natural gas also result in the leakage or “slip” of methane into the atmosphere. Onshore applications in trucking and logistics.

The Logistics of Fidget Spinners: Amazon vs Alibaba

Freightos

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.

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.”.

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.

Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

Transplace

Transplace is closely monitoring the outbreak and the impact the reaction is having on the transportation market. There are seven counties in Northern California where people have been asked to stay home: The railroads and dray carriers are exempt from this at this time.

$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.

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

Abivin

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.

Global shipping trends: What to expect in 2020

CH Robinson Transportfolio

trade war and the trade conflict between Japan and Korea, these and other disruptions caused serious challenges to the transportation industry. Broadening of sourcing locations. Significant investment in technology and transportation platforms continue to accelerate across the industry.

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

NC State SCRC

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.

Peet’s Coffee and the Roasted Bean Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Founded in Berkeley, California in 1966, Peet’s Coffee touts itself as the original craft coffee. The company has a sourcing team that vets the beans. All their coffee is produced in small batches and roasted at their own LEED Gold certified roasting plant in Almeda California.

Enabling Supply Chain Flexibility: Two Important (But Often Overlooked) Factors

Talking Logistics

The El Niño weather pattern, which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts will be among the strongest on record , is already causing flooding and mudslides in California. Robinson , and I addressed in a recent episode of Talking Logistics. The post Enabling Supply Chain Flexibility: Two Important (But Often Overlooked) Factors appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Truckers: Brother, Can You Spare a Parking Spot?

Talking Logistics

In a study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley in the spring of 2012, 70 percent of the truckers surveyed who travel along Interstate 5 in California said they had tried to stop at a truck stop along their route but they were all full — and more than half said this happened every other day. Here are a couple of charts I created based on data from the WSJ article that further illustrates the problem: Source: Federal Highway Association study.

5 Ways to Make Your Manufacturing Plant More Sustainable in the Age of COVID-19

DELMIA Quintiq

Manufacturers of medical and cleaning supplies, as well as the specialists overseeing trucking, delivery and logistics companies, might have to make do with limited supplies and labor. Switch to Domestic Sourcing or Manufacturing.

Ryder Publishes Corporate Sustainability Report

Supply Chain Network

a leader in transportation and supply chain management solutions, today announced that it has published a Corporate Sustainability Report highlighting Ryder’s progress towards improving the communities and environments where the Company does business. “As a leading provider of transportation and logistics solutions, our stakeholders expect us to be stewards of real-world efficiency and sustainability,” stated Ryder Chairman and CEO Greg Swienton.

I Will Be Wrong Again: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2017

Talking Logistics

This is not only true for financial investments, but also for supply chain and logistics predictions. Like I said last year, making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target: sometimes you get lucky and hit the mark; other times you miss the bullseye by a mile. If they actually follow through on their promise and oil prices continue to rise next year, how will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in response?

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US rail traffic climbed 28% in May despite supply chain constraints

The Supply Chain Journal

Source: SONAR) To learn more about FreightWaves SONAR, click here. On the flip side, the supply chain across multiple transportation modes will continue to face intense pressure through 2021 as demand for goods and services grows amid capacity constraints.

The Real Cost of Olympic Logistics

Elementum

But when you consider the logistics involved in hosting, the numbers don't always come out positive. Recently, though, some have begun to question whether or not those economic benefits are worth the near-impossible, and increasingly expensive, logistics of hosting these events. Source: Distractify. Logistics of Olympic proportions. million times the levels that would be permittable on a California beach.

Peeling Back The Orange Juice Supply Chain! (Video)

Supply Chain Game Changer

70% of production comes from Florida, followed by California. Most of Florida’s orange supply is used for making Orange juice whereas California’s production is used for the fresh fruit market. If the Oranges are to be used for Orange juice they are transported by truck to Fruit processing facilities. This concentrate is then stored in refrigerated tanks and then transported to refrigerated trucks and refrigerated tankers for shipping around the world.

Why Shippers Should Avoid CPU Arrangements with Distributors like UNFI

Zipline Logistics

After all, with CPU, the customer handles picking up your product from your facilities, which seemingly eliminates the time-consuming day-to-day execution of transportation scheduling. While tempting for many, letting a distributor manage your transportation can cause service failures.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll

EFT

To address these problems the tiny state is taking on a $5 billion programme to try and overhaul the transportation network by 2025, a cost equivalent to nearly $5,000 per citizen. This is a national issue that logistics providers should take notice of in terms of both the general economic drag it is creating, and the damage it is causing to their performance through shipping delays and added costs. US News Best States for Transportation Rank. California. California.

Global Cargo Monitoring / Cargo Tracking: Networked Supply.

Global Trade Management

By having many service providers involved, which among each other are often not connected, the friction in moving goods from source to destination are very high. As manufactures and retailers increasingly depend on extended rosters of sourcing companies, the resulting networked supply chain requires improved visibility. Importers are using multiple sourcing vendors to improve their ability to respond to market demand and opportunities. The problem comes in transport.

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The Daily Dash: Oshkosh, Workhorse tangle anew over Postal Service contract

The Supply Chain Journal

Postal Service, undercutting an assertion by Workhorse Group that Workhorse’s being passed over for the contract dooms the mail service to remaining a source of planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions. Biden nominates rail expert to Surface Transportation Board.

Is Apple Supply Chain Really the No. 1? A Case Study

Supply Chain Opz

Apple Inc purchases raw materials from various sources then get them shipped to an assembling plant in China. For other distribution channels such as retail stores, direct sales and other distributors, Apple Inc will keep products at Elk Grove, California (where central warehouse and call center are located) and supply products from there. Some components are currently obtained from the single or limited sources. NAVIGATE. Basics. Case Studies. Graphics. All Posts. About.