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Transforming Freight Benchmarking

Most supply chain suppliers have solutions that are very similar to each other. Occasionally, a cool vendor emerges – a vendor solving an important problem in a new way. Emerge is that kind of company. Emerge has an interesting new platform to deal with the problems shippers are having procuring truck capacity. There is a […] The post Transforming Freight Benchmarking appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 30 – August 5)

Supply chain disruptions continue to lead to product shortages around the world. Somehow, Halloween is (sort of) right around the corner, and a lack of raw ingredients for candy are making things more scary than a haunted house. I read earlier this week that Hershey said it would fall short of meeting demand for the […] The post This Week in Logistics News (July 30 – August 5) appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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Can Improving Forecast Accuracy Address Our Demand Planning Woes?

If “the forecast is always wrong,” is improving forecast accuracy even the solution to our demand planning woes? In times that continue to defy our ability to predict them, the words of famous statistician George Box have never been more right: “All models are wrong, but some are useful.” So what can we do to […] The post Can Improving Forecast Accuracy Address Our Demand Planning Woes? appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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The Global Warehouse Automation Market is “En Fuego”

Are growth investors aware of warehouse automation's rapid growth and the growth potential of these companies? Private equity investors are aware. Large industrial companies are aware. But theis market seems to otherwise fly under the radar. I recently kicked off my analysis of the global warehouse automation market. Here is some of what I have come across so far. The post The Global Warehouse Automation Market is “En Fuego” appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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Don’t Fear What is Outside Your Box – It Can’t Bite You!

The only way to drive business is to embrace change; in today’s uncertain world, this is more valid than ever. Still, we can see that it is hard for many companies to go outside of their box and challenge the status quo. I have seen a lot of scary examples where a company wants to […] The post Don’t Fear What is Outside Your Box – It Can’t Bite You! appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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Sustainability’s Inconvenient Truth

A book called How the World Really Works argues that “we are a fossil-fueled civilization whose technical and scientific advances, quality of life, and prosperity rest on the combustion of huge quantities of fossil carbon. The author, the polymath Vaclev Smil, declares it will take at a minimum several decades, but perhaps well over a […] The post Sustainability’s Inconvenient Truth appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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This Week in Logistics News (July 23 – 29)

Toy companies are always looking for the next big thing. And for Mattel, that next big thing might be Space X. Mattel inked a multiyear deal with Elon Musk’s SpaceX to create a line of toys inspired by the space venture, the companies announced Wednesday. “As space exploration advances more quickly than ever before, we […] The post This Week in Logistics News (July 23 – 29) appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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Gamification and Robotics Level Up Employee Engagement

Across the global business ecosystem, sourcing and retaining top talent labor is of utmost importance. This is no less true of the supply chain industry, which must manage high customer demand while simultaneously experiencing unprecedented labor issues. What’s more, the physical rigors and repetitive nature of supply chain work are creating massive challenges when it […] The post Gamification and Robotics Level Up Employee Engagement appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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Chameleon Carriers Threaten Our Safety

Chameleon carriers have been around for decades, and while the FMCSA is trying to crack down on the practice, it is not an easy task. In 2021 alone, the FMCSA granted 109,340 new carrier authority applications. But with advanced technology, the FMCSA can now use automated risk-based assessments to help identify chameleon carriers. The post Chameleon Carriers Threaten Our Safety appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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Supply Chain Digitization Gains Favor as Disruptions Continue

Supply chains have experienced significant disruptions in the first half of 2022, from a global pandemic to wars, rising fuel costs, and a potential recession. Throughout the past six months, rates and capacity have been highly volatile as the industry deals with other ongoing challenges. The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) continues to rank driver […] The post Supply Chain Digitization Gains Favor as Disruptions Continue appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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