App-based driver companies push their own referendum for Massachusetts

The Supply Chain Journal

Although California’s Prop 22 may be sidelined by a judicial process that recently found the initiative unconstitutional , it shouldn’t impact the attempt by app-based companies in Massachusetts to obtain approval for a version unique to the commonwealth.

Uber, Lyft and others face a reckoning

The Supply Chain Journal

In recent weeks, Massachusetts has emerged as something of a battleground for gig worker protections, with advocates hoping to pass H.1234, a bill that would essentially create a third classification lying somewhere between employee and independent contractor.

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Peering into the future with U.S. Xpress — Taking the Hire Road

The Supply Chain Journal

But the Chattanooga, Tennessee-based, asset-based truckload carrier has also partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Center for Transportation & Logistics, utilizing its freight lab to help improve driver efficiency. Dustin Koehl, SVP of sales at U.S.

Avoiding employee misclassification may be as easy as deploying the right technology

The Supply Chain Journal

Gig Workers Modern Shipper News Recent News Technology California doordash employee status gig workers independent contractor Instacart Lyft Massachusetts Openforce Prop 22 UberGig workers remain at the center of a tug-of-war between labor and advocates for freedom of work choice.

EXCHAiNGE The Supply Chainers’ Convention

Supply Chain Movement

Professor David Simchi-Levi will unveil the findings of a study conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and PwC, complete with best practice examples from over 200 manufacturers around the world. Events Conference David Simchi-Levi EXCHAiNGE Frankfurt Logistik Heute Massachusetts Institute of Technology mit PwC supply chain risk EXCHAiNGE The Supply Chainers’ Convention. Date: 18-19 June 2013. Location: Hilton Frankfurt Airport (Germany).

How to Learn About Supply Chain Research From Around the World in a Few Hours

MIT Supply Chain

Filed under: MIT CTL , Strategy , Talent Mgmt Tagged: Bogota , Malaysia , Massachusetts Institute of Technology , MIT Research Expo , supply chain innovations , Supply chain research , Zaragoza Spain. MIT CTL Strategy Talent Mgmt Bogota Malaysia Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Research Expo supply chain innovations Supply chain research Zaragoza Spain World view. Research Expo displays 70 to 80 supply chain research projects from multiple countries.

How to Harness the Economic Power of Logistics Clusters

MIT Supply Chain

Filed under: Strategy , Sustainability , Transportation Tagged: Aragón , economic growth , Inditex , job creation , Logistics clusters , Massachusetts Institute of Technology , PLAZA , Spain , Yossi Sheffi , Zaragoza. Strategy Sustainability Transportation Aragón economic growth Inditex job creation Logistics clusters Massachusetts Institute of Technology PLAZA Spain Yossi Sheffi Zaragoza Mutual benefits.

What is Supply Chain Innovation? Separating the Reality from the Hype

MIT Supply Chain

Filed under: Strategy Tagged: containerization , Dell , FedEx , hype , Massachusetts Institute of Technology , MIT CTL , MIT research , RFID , Supply chain innovation. Strategy containerization Dell FedEx hype Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT CTL MIT research RFID Supply chain innovation Blurred vision. Supply chain innovations such as the early adoption of RFID underline how a flawed view of new technology can lead to unwise investment decisions.

Another Step Toward a 3D Printing Revolution?

MIT Supply Chain

Filed under: MIT CTL , Strategy , Uncategorized Tagged: 3D printing , Cornell University , Massachusetts Institute of Technology , MIT CTL , Supply chain innovation , Suzanne Berger. MIT CTL Strategy Uncategorized 3D printing Cornell University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Supply chain innovation Suzanne Berger

Trust Drives Virtual Team Performance

MIT Supply Chain

Filed under: MIT CTL , Strategy , Talent Mgmt , Uncategorized Tagged: Massachusetts Institute of Technology , MIT research , MIT Sloan School , SCALE Network , Supply chain , team performance , trust , virtual teams. MIT CTL Strategy Talent Mgmt Uncategorized Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT research MIT Sloan School SCALE Network Supply chain team performance trust virtual teams Face time. Virtual teams benefit from opportunities to meet colleagues in person.

4 Underrated Benefits of Visualization

MIT Supply Chain

For a more detailed account of the MIT CTL visualization roundtable discussions see the Supply Chain Management Review Talent Strategies column Seeing is Believing: Harnessing the Power of Visualization here Filed under: Talent Mgmt Tagged: A picture is worth a thousand words , Decision making , displaying data , Massachusetts Institute of Technology , Supply chain , visualization. There’s nothing like a creative picture to tell an analytical story.

Street-Level Views of Megacity Logistics

MIT Supply Chain

In one project sponsored by the Itaú Fund for Research on Sustainability in Latin America, students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of São Paulo (USP) tracked goods vehicles in the Brazilian city of São Paulo. Strategy Sustainability Transportation Beijing city pollution delivery vehicles Latin America Massachusetts Institute of Technology megacity logistics Mexico City MIT open maps Rio de Janeiro São Paulo traffic jams City freightscape.

The container shipping massacre

The Supply Chain Journal

Anna Nagurney of University of Massachusetts Amherst shares what the return to in-person studies has been like for students and what they’re learning about logistics.

Winter Weather Alert: First Nor’easter of 2021

GlobalTranz

Portions of southeastern Massachusetts and northern and southern Rhode Island are under a winter storm warning until 0100 (EST) Tuesday, February 2nd.

Cranberries: A Thanksgiving Tradition

Americold

Cranberries are primarily grown in northern regions such as Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New Jersey, and the Pacific Northwest, with Wisconsin producing more than half of the world’s total crop.

The Supply Chain Secret Is Out

APICS

Thanks to a new joint research project by the Copenhagen Business School, Harvard Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the value of the supply chain economy is now evident to people of all backgrounds and disciplines For those of us in the field, it’s no surprise that supply chain encourages innovation and generates high-paying, rewarding jobs.

Amazon, FedEx, and UPS Prepare for the Post COVID World

Logistics Viewpoints

On Monday, my home state of Massachusetts announced the official details regarding the state’s four-phase plan to re-open the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. Many Massachusetts retailers see this plan as potentially too little too late.

Delivery sweetening the pot for recreational cannabis businesses

The Supply Chain Journal

Now companies in Massachusetts and Colorado are at the forefront of the proliferation of recreational weed delivery services across the United States. Have had a prior drug conviction as a resident of Massachusetts for the last 12 months.

Tropical Storm Henri eyeing New England landfall this weekend

The Supply Chain Journal

Coastal flooding and wind damage are possible from Long Island, New York, to eastern Massachusetts, where the NHC has posted the following alerts: Storm surge watch • South shore of Long Island from East Rockaway Inlet to Montauk. Kings Point, New York, to Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts.

Investing in the Future

APICS

I was invited to participate as part of an APICS collaboration with SCM-STEM, an emerging partnership with Intel, Arizona State University, Michigan State University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to provide content and support for K–12 programs that create awareness for careers in supply chain Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting the Urban Assembly for Global Commerce (UAGC) in New York’s Harlem borough.

CSX resubmits application to acquire Pan Am Railways

The Supply Chain Journal

The acquisition would expand CSX’s reach in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts while adding Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine to its existing 23-state network, CSX said in a Friday release. Fink, president of the North Billerica, Massachusetts-headquartered Pan Am. “We

Hurricane Sam to intensify on way to Caribbean

The Supply Chain Journal

The National Weather Service has flash flood watches posted for western parts of Connecticut and Massachusetts, where another few inches of rain could accumulate. Interstate 90 from Springfield to Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Six states get hours of service waiver as Ida makes landfall

The Supply Chain Journal

App-based driver companies push their own referendum for Massachusetts. A waiver for truck drivers supporting relief efforts tied to Hurricane Ida have been given a waiver from Hours of Service rules.

Xos sells 120 electric vehicles to FedEx Ground ISPs

The Supply Chain Journal

The ISPs are based in Texas, California, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Xos Inc., which makes medium- to heavy-duty electric trucks, said Monday it has sold 120 medium-duty trucks to 35 FedEx Ground independent service providers (ISPs) in five states.

Securing the First, Middle and Last Mile with Andrew Kelley

The Logistics of Logistics

Andrew has an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Masters in Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science from North Carolina State University. Securing the First, Middle and Last Mile with Andrew Kelley.

MIT Adds Cellulose Ink to the Future of 3D Printing

MIT Supply Chain

An example is a process for using cellulose in 3D printing developed by a team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Combine innovations in materials science with additive manufacturing and the outcome is likely to be new products or limitless variations on existing ones. John Hart, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, MIT, […].

Boyle Transportation, Nussbaum Transportation repeat as top fleets for drivers

The Supply Chain Journal

Boyle, located in Billerica, Massachusetts, and Nussbaum, based in Hudson, Illinois, both make frequent appearances on the annual list, which is now in its 13th year. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Boyle Transportation — Billerica, Massachusetts Central Oregon Truck Company Inc.

Watchdog knocks FMCSA on CDL compliance oversight

The Supply Chain Journal

The audit was initiated following a crash on June 21, 2019, in which a commercial driver licensed in Massachusetts killed seven motorcyclists in New Hampshire.

Gamification and Robotics Level Up Employee Engagement

Logistics Viewpoints

In addition to his VP role, John is an adjunct instructor at The University of Massachusetts Lowell where he teaches a course on supply chain and logistics. Across the global business ecosystem, sourcing and retaining top talent labor is of utmost importance.

How Can a Transportation Management System (TMS) Promote Sustainability?

MPO Multi Party Orchestration

More individuals and businesses are recognizing the impacts of industrial practices, such as greenhouse gas emissions and waste.

2016 SCM World University 100

SCM Research

According to this ranking, the top 5 universities worldwide are: (1) Michigan State University, (2) Penn State University, (3) University of Tennessee, (4) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and (5) Arizona State University. This week, SCM World have published their “SCM World University 100” ranking, which aims to list the best business schools for supply chain talent worldwide.

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Supply Chain Heroes: Stories of Innovation in Support of COVID-19

Logility

Brooks Brothers converted its New York, North Carolina and Massachusetts factories from manufacturing ties, shirts and suits to making masks and gowns. [ [link] ] Canada Goose.

How Will Materials Science and Digital Disruption Reshape Supply Chains?

MIT Supply Chain

Markus Buehler, head of the Department of Civil Engineering and the McAfee Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will give a talk on new developments in materials science at Crossroads 2017, the supply chain industry’s leading annual forum for innovative ideas.

Big Changes at the Port with Lauren Beagen

The Logistics of Logistics

Notable appointments include work in the federal government as Attorney-Advisor (International Affairs) in the Office of the General Counsel at the Federal Maritime Commission and work at a public port authority as Maritime Project Manager for the Port of Boston at the Massachusetts Port Authority.

How Technology is Helping Companies Move Goods and Do Good

Logistics Viewpoints

In addition to his VP role, John is an adjunct instructor at The University of Massachusetts Lowell where he teaches a course on supply chain and logistics. The Intersection of Warehouse Growth and Employee Scarcity.

Enterra Solutions Cambridge Office PR

Enterra Insights

–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Enterra Solutions, LLC, a leading provider of Autonomous Decision Sciences technologies, today announced it is opening a new office in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Enterra Solutions Expands to Third City in United States With New Office Next to MIT, Harvard.

This Week in Logistics News (May 16 – 22)

Logistics Viewpoints

On Monday, May 25, 2020, as the Massachusetts economy opens in its multi-phase plan, barber shops […]. This Monday is an important day. It is Memorial Day, a US federal holiday to honor and mourn the military personnel who have died while serving in the Armed Forces.

Thanksgiving 2022

Enterra Insights

” That sad story begins several years before the Pilgrim’s landed in what is now Massachusetts. The late historian David McCullough, once said, “History is who we are and why we are the way we are.”

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Guest blog: With the Truck Driver Shortage, How Many More Drivers will be Enough?

CH Robinson Logistics

Research done by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology indicates brokers play a key role in providing overflow capacity because they do not have a fixed pool of assets. A note from Steve Raetz, C.H.

Intermodal logistics outfit RoadOne acquires Rose Transportation

The Supply Chain Journal

Randolph, Massachusetts-based RoadOne is North America’s largest intermodal trucking provider. Intermodal logistics provider RoadOne announced Wednesday it has acquired intermodal transportation provider Rose Transportation.