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

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These 36 innovative companies have figured out how to hack their operations, gaining some financial or media recognition for their methods. Kick back, be inspired and happy innovating. The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day.

This Week in Logistics News (March 6-10, 2017)

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Volvo Trucks demonstrates truck-platooning technology (Long Beach Post Telegram). Moving on to trucking news, a platooning demonstration was conducted this week at Long Beach. It’s snowing outside. My boys have their first baseball games in two weeks.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2019

Talking Logistics

Highlights from 3Gtms Innovate 2018 User Conference. 3Gtms : Innovate 2019 , TBA (2018: May 1-3, Dallas, TX). 19th TPM Annual Conference , March 3-6, Long Beach, CA. Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia.

I (Don't) Drive Your Truck: West Coast Truckers Strike Again


On July 21, truckers working for the Pacific 9 Transportation company went on indefinite strike, causing further congestion problems and delays at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Both Congress and trucking companies are scrambling for innovative solutions to a growing issue. The trucking industry has turned to technology to address the industry's worsening trucker shortage and labor strike issues while Congress attempts to resolve the problem through legislation.

The History of the Shipping Container


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This Week in Logistics News (February 9-13, 2015)

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Simply put, as the local and same-day delivery market heats up, so do the opportunities for solution providers like Roadnet, Descartes, and Paragon, but only if they continuously and rapidly innovate. With six feet of it on the ground, it’s hard not to talk about snow around here.

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The Parable of Walmart, Target Stores and Vertical Farming

Supply Chain Collaborator

We’ve all heard that it takes a long time to turn a battleship. ” Take for example the fascinating early-stage innovation taking place in the agriculture industry.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers


Competition for container traffic is increasingly giving way to coordination between the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Over 100 double stack container trains, each a mile long, are now operating across U.S. Innovating: The 2000s. Editor's Note: This is a guest blog from Freightos , is a SaaS-enabled marketplace for the logistics industry. The Freightos System is SaaS for freight contract management, automatic price quotations, and business intelligence.

A New Year, a New Administration Begins


In some major hubs like Chicago, New York-New Jersey, LA-Long Beach, or Dallas, vacancy is less than 4 percent according to a report by Prologis. . We work tirelessly to find innovative solutions to reduce supply chain costs while increasing your speed-to-market with our award winning technology. . . . The rising Consumer Price Index ( CPI ), up 2.1 percent year over year in December, companies gain the ability to raise wages, boosting the consumer economy.

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[PROFILE] Scott Cooper '14 - Parker CMC Networking

The UCLA Anderson Global Supply Chain Blog

  We spent a good chunk of time at their corporate office meeting with customer service reps, spent some time in Long Beach interviewing passengers at port, and even got to go on a cruise to Cozumel where we ran customer focus groups.  Parker CMC Networking.

Global Point Saves Thousands Through Re-Engineered Distribution


Through their innovative approach and technology platform, FLEXE connects companies in need of flexible warehouse storage with businesses looking to monetize their under-utilized warehouse space.</p> Instead of regularly shipping LTL pallet orders from their New York warehouse to Los Angeles to meet the client’s JIT delivery needs, they now ship full containers of the components directly from the Port of Long Beach into the FLEXE facility in Los Angeles.

A Green Future For Freight: Eric Beckwitt at COP22


The very first thing – and this is obvious – is that we have to avoid shipping freight long distances whenever we can. Once we recognize that we must ship these long distances, we need to be shifting the freight by mode. Now let’s talk about long term.

This Week in Logistics News (November 27 – December 1, 2017)

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Ryder Forms Strategic Partnership with Plug and Play to Support Development of Innovative Supply Chain and Logistics Startups. It’s December 1, the beginning of the end of 2017. How did we get here so fast?