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Montreal-based ENERGY Transportation Group opens Chattanooga office

The Supply Chain Journal

On Tuesday , ENERGY Transportation Group, an asset-based third-party logistics firm headquartered in Montreal, announced the opening of its brokerage division in Chattanooga, Tennessee, furthering its penetration into the North American transportation ecosystem.

Mullen Group acquires US 3PL QuadExpress for $40M

The Supply Chain Journal

Mullen Group has acquired Chicago-area 3PL QuadExpress for $40 million in a deal that gives one of Canada’s largest trucking and logistics companies its first U.S.-based market is key to the North American supply chain and we need to be there.

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Supply Chain Collaboration – a prerequisite for low carbon logistics?

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

In this follow-up article I focus an important aspect of the study – collaborative initiatives to bring down logistics emissions. Vertical collaboration with businesses upstream and downstream in the supply chain has a long heritage and is now well established in many industries.

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Hub Group sees long-term growth potential for intermodal

The Supply Chain Journal

Government regulations such as drug and alcohol testing and electronic logs that restrict how many hours a driver can drive per day limit the number of truck drivers that a company can utilize, Hub Group ( NASDAQ: HUBG ) CEO Dave Yeager said. Hub Group sees brisk intermodal demand in 2021.

Dealing With The Supply Chain Gloppy Mess

Supply Chain Shaman

For the first in seven years, I was not heads-down preparing for The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. Pre-pandemic only 30% of supply chain leaders were satisfied with their supply chains, and during the pandemic, business leader satisfaction is falling precipitously.

Supply Chain Sustainability Gathers Steam

Logistics Viewpoints

The global supply chain is routinely beset by challenges, both large and small, but the past couple of years have delivered a string of significant logistics disruptions that have threatened to upend the tightly choreographed dance of global freight transportation.

Pandemic Lessons For Supply Chain Leaders

Supply Chain Shaman

The Covid-19 pandemic tested the global supply chain. Like riding a bumpy road, the supply chain leader is riding the ups and downs of changing market conditions facing greater variability day-to-day. The Emergence of Logistics as Constraint.

What is Reverse Logistics and How Can It Help Your Supply Chain?

CH Robinson Logistics

While it was once acceptable and even effective to treat individual returns and other reverse logistics concerns as singular, isolated incidents, that is no longer the case. What is reverse logistics? If a consumer returns or exchanges a product, it re-enters the supply chain.

Werner acquires regional carriers in $142M deal with ECM Transport Group

The Supply Chain Journal

Transportation and logistics provider Werner Enterprises ( NASDAQ: WERN ) announced Thursday after the market close that it had acquired an 80% equity stake in ECM Transport Group for $142.4 DP World acquires logistics provider syncreon in $1.2B

Amazon Supply Chain Innovation Continues

Logistics Viewpoints

Three years ago, my colleague Steve Banker wrote an article about the Amazon supply chain , asking if it was the most innovative in the world. How do each of these drive the Amazon supply chain? million shares of Air Transport Services Group (ATSG).

Ultimate COVID-19 Supply Chain Resource Roundup

Freightos

As COVID-19 spreads and nations across the globe take measures to contain it, the impacts to the supply chain have been dramatic, fast-changing, and many. Finally, you can always get free access to our Freightos Baltic Index daily freight index here. Bolloré Logistics.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (August 23, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Our Logistics Leaders for Type 1 Diabetes Cure Team jerseys are on order! Robinson, and Descartes Systems Group for your support! Our team members will be styling in these jerseys as they train for their upcoming rides in Sonoma, CA, Saratoga Springs, NY, Read more Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (August 23, 2019). The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (August 23, 2019) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

These 7 Industrial Procurement Trends will Impact Supply Chain & Logistics in 2018

GlobalTranz

Manufacturers need to have the right raw materials and supplies available. Supply chain entities need to know vendors will be held accountable and adhere to the terms within vendor-supply chain partner service level agreements. Supply chain professionals must also know how they will be shipping freight. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

Strong Supply Chains Required For an Economic Rebound: Six Steps To Take

Supply Chain Shaman

My last post on the Supply Chain Shaman blog was forty-five days ago. Then it was the redefinition of the supply chain for the global shutdowns Sick with the virus; I spent my energies writing and moderating podcasts. Let’s learn and apply it to supply chain management.

A World in Flux: Global Supply Chain Predictions for 2021

ToolsGroup

In episode seven of Be Ready for Anything, industry insider Bob Ferrari discusses the pivotal factors affecting global supply chain revitalization in the coming year. And now, as we all look back, there was a remarkable performance by all industry global supply chain teams.

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Applying Blockchain in Logistics & Supply Chain Management: 5 Reasons Why Supply Chain Execs Need to Know More

GlobalTranz

Intermediaries may include financial experts, data analysts, freight auditors, and more. Although it may seem counterintuitive for a third-party logistics provider (3PL), like Cerasis, to trumpet such prospects, the resounding impact will drive greater efficiencies in supply chains. In general, today’s supply chain executives and managers continue using outdated, manual data entry processes, which will increase risk. Blockchain Logistics Supply Chain

Shipper to Congress: Inflation ‘rampant’ through supply chain

The Supply Chain Journal

Congress received an on-the-ground report from an industrial shipper on how rapid price increases for goods and services can be traced directly to bottlenecks in the supply chain. This situation is causing inflation to run rampant throughout the supply chain.

Oil & Gas Companies Focus on Eliminating Supply Chain Waste

Talking Logistics

For the past few years I’ve been using that phrase, which you typically find in investment literature, when making the case for innovation in supply chain management. This rapid growth followed by market decline has led oil and gas companies to finally face reality — i.e., that they need to move up the supply chain maturity curve to enable profitable growth moving forward. Execution (Tendering, Dock Scheduling, Track & Trace, Freight Audit & Pay).

LogiSYM Asia Pacific 2021: Day 1 | Track 1 | Imperfect Balance? Global Assets in a Constantly Shifting Supply Chain

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

A panel moderated by Miklos Horvath, Director of The European Freight and Logistics Leaders’ Forum and Co-moderated by Philip Evans, Secretary-General of The European Freight and Logistics Leaders’ Forum.

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[e-Book] The Most Impactful Supply Chain & Logistics Trends in 2017

GlobalTranz

“The problem with trends is that they are like a freight train gaining speed; everyone can see the train, but at what point do you say the train is really moving at speed?” – Steve Banker from a recent Forbes article. This is quite the appropriate quote from Supply Chain thought leader, Steve Banker, the Service Director, Supply Chain Management at ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst and technology consulting company.

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Are Ocean Freight Prices Absolutely Broken?

Freightos

Special thanks to Lars Jensen, CEO at Sea Intelligence Consulting and Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos Group for their input and insights for this report. . Is ocean freight pricing broken? With 16% of scheduled Asia-US capacity blanked in June, demand quickly outpaced supply.

Driver Shortage, Driverless Vehicles, and Other Supply Chain Curiosities

Logistics Viewpoints

Driver shortages have become even more of a reality in the supply chain industry for a number of reasons, chief among them being the sharp rise in demand. Byron Davis, Senior Director, Client Services, Open Sky Group.

The Importance of Digital Transformation for Logistics Service Providers and Carriers

Talking Logistics

If there is a silver lining to the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s that the pandemic has raised the general public’s awareness of the critical role of supply chain management. Read more The Importance of Digital Transformation for Logistics Service Providers and Carriers.

The Log Book: J.B. Hunt inspires LGBTQIA+ inclusion with resource group

The Supply Chain Journal

Hunt inspires inclusion with in-house resource groups, ParkMyFleet sponsors first U.S. solar car race and Flock Freight creates a trucking-inspired playlist. Hunt inspires LGBTQIA+ inclusion with resource group. Transportation and logistics company J.B.

We Only Have One Planet: Supply Chains Can Help Save It

Enterra Insights

Recognizing its potential to inspire all Americans, Hayes built a national staff of 85 to promote events across the land and the effort soon broadened to include a wide range of organizations, faith groups, and others. ” Net-zero supply chains would hardly increase end-consumer costs.

Make Way for the Supply Chain Internet of Things (IoT)

GlobalTranz

A supply chain that is transparent with an open configuration can accept the changes that the Internet of Things or IoT will bring. Learn more to get ready for the next wave of communications: the supply chain internet of things. Please Explain…What is the Supply Chain Internet of Things. Some IoT devices are more mature, such as commercial telematics used in trucking fleets to improve logistics efficiency.

It’s time to embrace chaos in the supply chain

The Supply Chain Journal

When I first launched FreightWaves, I would get asked if I could build a media and data business solely dedicated to supply chain and logistics. The reality is that supply chain and logistics is far from boring and anything but a niche.

The Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. It is an incredible task that won’t happen without careful and well thought out planning and execution of the Supply Chain. What is the Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain? The Vaccine Distribution Supply Chain.

10 Books Logistics And Supply Chain Experts Need To Read

Freightos

There are tens of thousands of books about logistics and supply chains. Amazon has 31,817 books about supply chain and 24,934 about logistics. That’s 56,751 supply chain and logistics books. But we got it down to ten logistics and supply chain books you’ll actually want to read. Why this Supply Chain & Logistics Book List Rocks. The Top Ten Logistics and Supply Chain Books: 1.

Are Ocean Freight Prices Absolutely Broken?

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Special thanks to Lars Jensen, CEO at Sea Intelligence Consulting and Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos Group for their input and insights for this report. Is ocean freight pricing broken? With 16% of scheduled Asia-US capacity blanked in June, demand quickly outpaced supply.

FedEx and Freightos – Improving Digital Freight Together

Freightos

Enter FedEx… Recognizing the myriad complexities of the supply chain, FedEx, the express delivery giant founded in the 1970s, continuously added key pieces of the logistics puzzle to the services it provides its customers. Freight Insights Logistics Technology

The Current State of LTL Freight in 2018

GlobalTranz

Less-than-truckload (LTL) freight is in the midst of a boom. The state of LTL freight offers a grand opportunity to overcome the significant obstacles created through economic growth, e-commerce, and global markets. Average weight per shipment is up for the sixth consecutive quarter, reports Jeff Berman of Logistics Management , and economic growth indicates continued diversion of freight to LTL from full truckload and even parcels to maintain capacity.

Digital Twinning of Supply Chains!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. The Digital Supply Chain Road is Full of Potholes, Construction and Accidents! This Digital Twinning of Supply Chains article focuses on transformative ideation of transport & logistics value chains.

Vendor Managed Inventory Model for Supply Chain Cost Reductions

GlobalTranz

As a supply chain director, manager, or boss of a multinational corporation, where the supply chain is an integral part of your business, supply chain cost reductions are always at the forefront of your team’s mind. You can employ countless number of supply chain service providers who will help realized these cost reductions throughout the entire supply chain. Now the group analyzes each idea.

National Food Group Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management for Improved Logistics Execution and Customer Experience

BluJay Solutions

Holland, MI – June 24, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, announces that National Food Group has deployed BluJay’s Transportation Management platform for improved execution and customer service. National Food Group (NFG) has been partnering with foodservice professionals since 1990 to provide delicious, on-trend menu items, as well as reliable staples every kitchen needs. About National Food Group.