Supply Chain Optimization

Tech Trailblazers Voting

Good Morning, Tech Enthusiast, We would love your support! Please vote for our own ProvisionAI (the company T|WO just acquired) in the 2023 Tech Trailblazers Awards’ - we are in 2 categories - AI and Firestarter. 🏆 Voting closes on 11/17, which is ...

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Ways to Reduce Scope 3 Emissions

Our recently published e-book shows a number of ways to reduce Scope 3 emissions. You can get it here. Some follow-ups from previous news: Cincinnati voters approved a $1.6 billion sale of the rail line it owned that runs from Cincinnati to ...

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[VIDEO] JB Hunt 3rd Quarter Report - a tough year for trucking

JB Hunt has announced its Revenue yesterday for the third quarter. Intermodal which represents about half the business so year over year, excluding fuel, down 14% in terms of Revenue. Dedicated which is about 28% decline in Revenue, Brokerage really ...

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Cover story Logistics Management Magazine extols LevelLoad

To quote the magazine talking about LevelLoad, “The optimized replenishment transportation scheduling solution bridges the gap between supply planning and execution. It augments TMS systems by breaking down the silos between transportation planning ...

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Scope 3 Emissions are Supply Chain’s Responsibility

Scope 3 emissions are indirect greenhouse gas emissions — and the supply chain managers “own” the following: Category 4 upstream transportation and distribution—think freight on inbound materials Category 9 downstream transportation and distribution ...

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The Future of Brokers and a Railroad

Convoy — out of business. JB Hunt brokerage is losing money. Loads posted to the U.S. truckload spot market are down 12.3% from August to September, leaving demand down 43.4% from September 2022, according to DAT Solutions. Are brokers doomed? My ...

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The Fallacy of Travel Times

At the NEXTxGen conference, Maersk showed the shortest isn’t always the quickest. On trips from California to Memphis by truck, the Northern route is shorter, but the Southern route is, on average, quicker and with less variability: Northern: ...

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A Remarkable Achievement: Ferrara Candy's Success in Dramatically Reducing Their SKU Count

NextGen conference with Josh lipman and keba Mbaye spoke about Ferrara candy's sku successful rationalization

Congratulations to Ferrara Candy! They have succeeded where many others have failed, they have successfully reduced their SKU count by about a third. Josh Lipman and Keba Mbaye presented at the #NextXGen conference. This is how they did it... Some ...

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Get Over Carrier relationships:  a Myth in Freight Based Market

A panel session at CSCMP discussed how important it was for a Carrier / Shipper “relationship.” Carrier contracts are pretty loose*; the concept of “relationships” is even looser. For example: Does a carrier accept a load from a “relationship” ...

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Why is Diesel so Expensive?

Lack of diesel graph

US crude is lighter than, say, Nigerian oil, so it is hard to make diesel in quantity. Add to that the issues with crude oil itself, which has gone above $90 only to fall into the $70 range, but recent events have sent it to $85. These events ...

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