Rise of the Machines: How Self-Driving Trucks Will Alter the Supply Chain

Inbound Logistics

If you are driving through Nevada and see a truck driver reading a book…don’t freak out

This Week in Logistics News (August 7-11, 2017)

Talking Logistics

Tesla developing self-driving tech for semi-truck, wants to test in Nevada (Reuters). This is the 80th post I’ve written this year, along with the 30 guest commentaries I’ve reviewed and edited and the 32 video episodes I’ve moderated. It’s time for a vacation.

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Tesla Gigafactory Begins Battery Production

Supply Chain 24/7

Tesla Motors has begun pumping out battery cells at its mushrooming Gigafactory just east of Reno, Nevada

Real-Life SAP use cases – The SAP event for operational excellence

Loftware

The SAPinsider hosted event, Logistics & SCM, PLM, Manufacturing, and Procurement 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada wrapped up last week.

Trending Transportation News: February 2016

PLS Logistics

In February, PLS opened its 13 th branch office in Las Vegas, Nevada. Non-Manufacturing Grows for 72 nd Straight Month. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported that non-manufacturing activity continues to point towards growth. ISM uses the NMI index to measure non-manufacturing growth and found the economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector continued to grow especially in finance/insurance, real estate/rental, agriculture, health care and public administration.

Autonomous Vehicles Will Be Piloting Your Supply Chain Sooner Than You Think

AFFLINK

Uber’s self-driving trucks, known previously as Otto, have already begun delivering cargo in routes between Nevada and California – and have apparently taken thousands of trips , although the company has been secretive regarding further details. The future of transportation is autonomous.

Space: The final logistics and supply chain management frontier

Kinaxis

In parallel, privately held and publicly traded companies like SpaceX, Arianespace, Orbital Sciences and Sierra Nevada Corporation boost the number of manufacturing options for space-related programs while contributing to the innovation of space and rocket technology.

6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles

Cerasis

Daimler has developed a driverless truck and a license to test it on public highways has been granted in Nevada.

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Trends—July 2015

Inbound Logistics

Amazon and Walmart vie for last-mile supremacy; Nevada community college establishes logistics program to meet Tesla labor demand; Industrial buyers think outside the box; Consortium establishes new chemical footprint assessment; VMI opportunities abound as shippers look to optimize inventory; study looks at the ghost economy

Berlin Packaging opens 231,000 sq ft warehouse in Ontario, California

EFT

Our investments in Southern California, combined with our significant presence in Napa Valley with our 430,000-square-foot warehouse and our locations in neighboring Arizona and Nevada, provide outstanding, unrivaled service to our customers in California and beyond," said Kyle Boyd, vice president, Southern California, for Berlin Packaging.

Time for Value Chain 4.0?

Supply Chain Shaman

” As I turned down my bed, amused by the coverage of the primary election results of South Carolina and Nevada on CNN. “We can see the computer age everywhere, but in the productivity statistics.” ” Robert Solow, Economist, 1987.

Driverless Trucks: Heading Somewhere or Nowhere Quickly?

Talking Logistics

Today, there are 8 states in the country, including Nevada, California, Michigan, Florida, North Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Arizona that are allowing the testing of self-driving vehicles on certain roadways.”. Will there be a future for driverless trucks in logistics?

inVia Robotics expanding through Rakuten Super Logistics US network

EFT

The first warehouse of the expansion is already in operation, having gone live in Las Vegas, Nevada earlier this year. inVia Robotics is expanding the deployment of its Picker robots in additional Rakuten Super Logistics (RSL) warehouses across the United States. Following the success of an initial deployment in 2018, RSL will roll out inVia's automation technology for picking across its fulfillment network.

The Future of Freight and How Brokers Fit In

Cerasis

The first licenses for autonomous vehicles have been issued in Nevada , but the first round of vehicles requires a human driver to be present. Cerasis is by legal definition a freight broker.

Climate Change and the Supply Chain

Elementum

They already had three solar farms in North Carolina and Nevada before they partnered with First Solar in 2015 to build another solar farm in California. As climate change risks grow — rising sea levels, change in precipitation patterns, extreme droughts and heat waves, and intensification of hurricane events — global supply chains are vulnerable to major disruptions. In consideration of this new reality, there are some mitigative measures companies can take to make disasters less costly.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?

AB&R

Nevada. When you hear the word compliance , what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Here is a good question to help you understand what compliance should look like in your organization. What are your customer, partner, regulatory, and vendor expectations?”.

Good news for reefers: California has plenty of water

DAT Solutions

The snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountains is the fifth largest in the past 40 years , and many of the state's reservoirs are at above-average levels. California experienced a 3-year period of exceptional drought in 2014-2016, but this year the state has plenty of water.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

OnTrac , previously known as California Overnight, is headquartered in Chandler, AZ and serves California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho. Introduction.

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Manufacturing Predictions: Clean Energy Reform and Your Supply Chain

AFFLINK

The company’s 10 million square foot factory in Nevada is 100% powered by renewable resources. With manufacturers using more than 30% of the nation’s energy, corporate sustainability and global warming have been hot issues for years.

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

EFT

States faring better include Minnesota, Georgia, Nevada, Florida, and Utah, which appeared in the top 10 of both lists. Nevada. #1. Nevada.

Most Important U.S. Infrastructure to Build is within its Borders

Enterra Insights

3] Those states are: Utah, Nevada, Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota, Tennessee, Ohio, Georgia, Indiana, and Texas. Over the past few years, the U.S. economy has boomed and unemployment rates have fallen. While the full impact of current trade and immigration policies remain uncertain, one thing is certain — if the U.S. wants continued economic growth, its infrastructure needs to be repaired and/or upgraded.

Trends—July 2015

Inbound Logistics

Amazon and Walmart vie for last-mile supremacy; Nevada community college establishes logistics program to meet Tesla labor demand; Industrial buyers think outside the box; Consortium establishes new chemical footprint assessment; VMI opportunities abound as shippers look to optimize inventory; study looks at the ghost economy

Inside Tesla’s Model 3 Factory

Supply Chain Brain

The first major snag was at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Reno, Nevada, where software defects caused robots to fail, meaning that thousands of cells had to be pieced together by hand. Suddenly, dozens of robots snap into frenzied action, picking up door panels, welding window pillars, taking measurements, and on and on.

Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

OnTrac , previously known as California Overnight, is headquartered in Chandler, AZ and serves California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price.

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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

The Logistics of Logistics

OnTrac , previously known as California Overnight, is headquartered in Chandler, AZ and serves California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Colorado, and Idaho. Introduction. Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price.

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What Could Stop Lithium from Revolutionizing Transportation?

Elementum

Companies like Tesla, using the gigafactory, could source lithium from local suppliers in Nevada for a fully closed supply chain. The answer is… transportation.

The 2016 Techgistics Year in Review

Techgistics

7-Eleven and Google teamed up for drone deliveries from a 7-Eleven store in Nevada, Amazon delivered an order via drone in the UK , Domino’s delivered a pizza by drone in New Zealand , and JD.com delivered orders in rural China via drone. Photo by Oakozhan/iStock / Getty Images.

This Week in Logistics News (May 4-8, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Here are some details from the press release: The Freightliner Inspiration Truck underwent extensive testing before the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles granted it a license to operate on public roads in the state. Ever get a song stuck in your head?

From Model X to Project Titan: A Closer Look at the New Auto Manufacturing

Elementum

Tesla’s gigafactory, set to open in the next year, is in Nevada. It’s been a long road, but electric vehicles are quickly becoming the future of the auto industry. We take a look at how new vehicles are changing the manufacturing game. Electric Vehicles have seen their share of speed bumps.

The Most Overlooked Cloud Opportunity

Talking Logistics

3PLs with warehouses in Nevada and Tennessee with Automotive connections. There are many value propositions associated with cloud (or software-as-a-service) solutions, but the two most cited are lower upfront costs and faster time-to-value as compared to on-premise implementations.

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Experts Unfold Top Supply Chain Technology to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

Jim Hoefflin, president and COO of logistics, Kewill Driverless trucks, currently being tested in Germany and Nevada, could be revolutionary to the supply chain and might be the solution to the truck driver shortage that’s poised to have a huge negative impact on the industry. Business environment changes quickly. Then, executives need supply chain technology to stay ahead of the game. But what technologies we should pay attention to?

A Thing of Beauty: Scalable, Flexible eCommerce Fulfillment

FLEXE

With their team, we determined the optimal location was to centrally locate inventory with one of our warehouse providers in Reno, Nevada. The world of cosmetics is a personal one.

A Thing of Beauty: Scalable, Flexible eCommerce Fulfillment

FLEXE

With their team, we determined the optimal location was to centrally locate inventory with one of our warehouse providers in Reno, Nevada. The world of cosmetics is a personal one.

Outsourcing : Tesla is Bucking the Trend

NC State SCRC

Tesla claims that its power-packs cost half what big carmakers pay their suppliers for custom-designed large-format batteries, and that its Gigafactory, a huge battery plant close to completion in the Nevada desert, will cut costs by another 30%.” Debates over outsourcing are appearing with more frequency in the press. Companies have outsourced so many of their processes, through “Business Process Outsourcing”, that many now just sit as marketing companies.

An Uneven Road Ahead for Driverless Vehicles

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The first challenge featured 15 self-driving cars trying to navigate a 142-mile course between California and Nevada. An Uneven Road Ahead for Driverless Vehicles.Connect. Editor’s note: This blog post originally ran on Connect.