Sat.Sep 11, 2021

Rethinking the Freight RFP Process

The Logistics of Logistics

Rethinking the Freight RFP Process. Once a year, shippers and carriers begin the arduous freight RFP process, when shippers send out request for pricing (or proposal) for contract rates to their list of trucking companies.

The Single Fundamental of Retail Design: Lighting

IT Supply Chain

By Miguel Aguado (pictured). Marketing & Technology Manager, Lutron Electronics. The post The Single Fundamental of Retail Design: Lighting appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

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Will you get the COVID vaccine if your company requires it?

The Supply Chain Journal

A recent FreightWaves online poll of truckers found that 65% of 1,120 respondents have already been vaccinated against COVID-19 but that nearly 73% of the holdouts would rather find a new employer than get the “jab.”.

The Bezos School of Management Is Changing the Way We Work – The Wall Street Journal.

Operations and Supply Chain Management

I thought you would be interested in the following story from The Wall Street Journal. The Bezos School of Management Is Changing the Way We Work. Download the Wall Street Journal app here: WSJ. – Bob

Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.

The Log Book: Nonprofit groups mobilize to help Hurricane Ida survivors

The Supply Chain Journal

The Log Book is a weekly rundown of human-interest stories related to the transportation industry. This week: The Log Book focuses on two nonprofit groups working together to collect and transport critical supplies to Hurricane Ida survivors.

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‘It was a nightmare’: A trucker’s cross-border hazmat run on 9/11

The Supply Chain Journal

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Canadian trucker Robert Mitchell picked up a load in Toronto bound for Laredo, Texas. Mitchell, a company driver for C.A.T., expected a routine run to the U.S., though he didn’t haul hazardous material often.

Are increasing lead times improving carrier compliance?

The Supply Chain Journal

Chart of the Week: Outbound Tender Lead Time – USA SONAR : OTLT.USA.

National Tree CEO: Don’t wait till Black Friday to shop for holidays

The Supply Chain Journal

National Tree Co. tells American Shipper it is warning customers not to sit on their wallets until Black Friday because the items they are coveting might already be sold out.

For air cargo security, the past is prologue

The Supply Chain Journal

Air cargo security has come far since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks turned the tools of transportation and trade into weapons of mass destruction. Until 9/11, the lone form of security in the U.S.

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Implementing Supply Chain Network Design

Companies want to maximize service levels, but they also want to cut costs. These goals are often at odds with one another. How do you find the optimum balance? This guide offers hands-on advice that will help you use network design to achieve successful results.

FreightWaves Classics/Extra: 20 years after 9/11, recounting more stories of heroism

The Supply Chain Journal

The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) had retired the fireboat John J. Harvey. But the boat and its crew went back into action when “she assisted in the large-scale relief and evacuation efforts at the World Trade Center following the deadly terrorist attacks” on September 11, 2001.