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

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.

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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

This Week in Logistics News (October 31 – November 6)

Logistics Viewpoints

As of the writing of this, swing states including Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia, and North Carolina were still counting ballots, and the races are too close to call. As I wrote earlier this week, the election is behind us – well, maybe not. With record numbers of mail-in votes still being counted, a winner has yet to be declared.

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. This is the one time of the year where I truly and completely disconnect: no smartphone, no laptop, no television (except to watch all the movies I’ve missed this past year.).

Logistics property update: December 2020

EFT

Amazon plans eight Nevada fulfilment centres. Amazon continues its investment in Nevada with the announcement of eight new fulfilment and delivery buildings across the state. Amazon currently has 11 sites in Nevada supporting customer fulfilment and delivery operations.

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. by Ilyas Kucukcay Recent advancements in the space launch market may indicate an increased need for logistics and supply chain management in outer space operations.

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. Lastly, Tesla has begun testing its autonomous Semi trucks by using them to deliver batteries from its battery plant in Nevada to its vehicle assembly plant in California. The future of transportation is autonomous.

Halloween Candy – A Scary Supply Chain Planning Problem

Logility

In the interactive “ Top Halloween Candy by State ” map, CandyStore.com shows my beloved candy corn is the favorite candy for trick-or-treaters in Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Iowa, Michigan and Alabama. I admit, I love to eat Halloween candy as much as most grade school children (maybe more). My favorite: candy corn of course! What’s not to like about candy that is sugar mixed with more sugar!

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. Editor's Note: Today's blog is from our friend Kevin Hill with Quality Scales Unlimited who shares his expertise regarding the key trends in supply chain and transportation management. . Supply chains, both international and domestic, are under constant pressure to reduce their costs and enhance performance at the same time.

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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.

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? Will that future arrive soon or many years from now, if ever?

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. Although our claim to fame is our web based TMS freight rating technology, the Cerasis Rater , which includes a technology suite of products and integrated managed transportation services , it is in our interest to understand the future of freight and how we as freight brokers fit in.

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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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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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. It is yet to be seen whether clean energy standards will be instituted nationwide, but if so, clean energy requirements will not only change the way manufacturing facilities fuel their operations, but also the way they run their businesses.

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.

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.

U.S. Defense Supply Chain 'Alarmingly' Reliant on China, Other Rivals

Material Handling and Logistics

defense industrial base; 3. Developing domestic sources of key natural resources required by our armed forces (one Nevada lithium deposit alone has the potential to produce a quarter of the world’s lithium supply, for example); 4. Developing plans to strengthen our defense industrial base in the U.S. We know there's a problem. But will the White House and Congress actually do anything about it?

Save the Date for Explore 2020 in Las Vegas!

QAD

Known as one of America’s most exciting cities, Las Vegas, Nevada, boasts luxurious hotels, fine dining restaurants, entertainment offerings and premium nightlife. Furthermore, manufacturing in Las Vegas’ Clark County—and throughout the state of Nevada—has grown in importance, with mining and construction making up most of its industrial sector.

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?”. Are you meeting those expectations? The great news about supply chain compliance is that AB&R® makes it a breeze. It’s one of our top six trends we’re following in 2019, and we have decades of experience in this area.

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?

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

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 lithium boom signals a shift in manufacturing and energy in the United States—but the popular mineral is facing some obstacles when it comes to heavy air and rail regulation. The energy industry loves the lithium boom. There’s no underestimating the significance of lithium in today’s energy market.

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.

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? According to a study published in The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, the best way to get it out of your head is to…[answer at the end of the post].

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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. Though considered a relatively new concept, electric vehicles (EVs) were first introduced nearly 100 years ago.

A Day to Honor Our Veterans

BlueYonder

I did some short TAD (temporary additional duty) assignments on the USS Kitty Hawk and the USS Nevada as well. Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor those who have served the country in war or peace, acknowledging and thanking them for their service.

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. 2016 was an incredible year for tech in logistics as companies both large and small are working on some transformative technologies not just for logistics, but for society as a whole.

Beer Marketing Strategies in a Global Pandemic and the Best 5 Tactics Heading into 2021

Unleashed

Renewable solar energy is a good brand fit for Sol beer and there are many other smaller independents, brewpubs, and micro-breweries such as Sierra Nevada, Arizona Wilderness Brewing and the Maine Beer Company all adopting solar.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Nevada. Almost 80 percent of Nevada’s land is owned by the federal government leaving a diminished amount for agricultural production. Combined with arid conditions throughout much of the state, the agricultural infrastructure in Nevada does not make much of an impact on transportation; however, Nevada does produce hay and wheat. Produce season transportation can have an impact on your freight, even if you do not ship grains, fruits, or vegetables.

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. The Sierra snowpack supplies about 30 percent of California's water needs, as it melts in the spring to meet water demands throughout the summer and fall growing seasons.