Articles by tag: Logistics

Revolutionize Truck Driver Engagement in Logistics: Integrate Texting and Social Media for Stronger Relationships and Increased Efficiency

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The logistics and supply chain sector is undergoing a significant transformation, driven by the need for more efficient communication channels between companies and frontline workers, particularly truck drivers. This shift is not just about adopting new technologies; it’s about finding practical solutions that cater to the real-world usage habits of these critical players What…

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Technology’s Dominance in the Freight and Logistics Industry Continues to Evolve as Market Demands Fresh Innovation

Within the dynamic realm of freight and logistics, staying ahead of the curve is imperative. As industry players grapple with technological advancements, insights from seasoned experts like Eric Johnson, Director at S&P Global, shed light on the evolving landscape. For a recent episode of “Hammer Down,” host Mike Bush welcomed Johnson, who shared his…

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Position Imaging Receives the Tech Innovator of the Year at 2023 the Multifamily Innovation Awards

In a significant nod to technological advancement within the logistics and package management sectors, the 2023 Multifamily Innovation Awards spotlighted Position Imaging’s groundbreaking contributions. The ceremony featured Position Imaging’s CEO, Ned Hill, proudly accepting the Tech Innovator of the Year Award, underscoring the company’s impactful innovations in the field. Hill took the stage at…

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Navigating Automation Trends in Material Handling

In this episode of “On Time In Full,” host Gabrielle Bejarano and guest JJ Phelan, Principal Solutions Consultant at Designed Conveyor Systems, dive deep into the current and future impacts of automation on material handling. The conversation covers how DCS is leading the charge in integrating cutting-edge technologies to streamline operations and address the pressing…

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Overcoming Fragmentation Challenges: The Next Big Leap in Logistics

Logistics stands at a pivotal crossroads, grappling with the challenges of fragmentation and the urgent need for technological integration. In an industry where efficient movement of goods underpins global economies, innovative trucking and supply chain management solutions are not just desirable – they are essential. This episode of Hammer Down, hosted by Mike Bush,…

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2023 Retail Refined
The Power of Machine Learning and AI for Carriers

With powerful tools like machine learning and AI, could retail logistics headaches be a thing of the past? With the rise of e-commerce, especially during the pandemic, the logistics and delivery sector has seen a significant uptick in activity. As consumers increasingly rely on online shopping, the need for efficient and sustainable delivery solutions…

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The Seasonality of Trucking and Its Effects on Truckers

Semi-Related, an Optym Podcast hosted by Jacob Eischen, welcomes guest Dean Croke, Principal Analyst at DAT Freight and Analytics. Croke sheds light on the seasonality of trucking and its impact on truckers. Croke emphasizes the existence of distinct trucking seasons, such as the peak shipping and retail shopping seasons towards the year-end, followed by…

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Water Conservation and Sustainability Are Critical for a Data Center’s Success
May 21, 2024

Digital infrastructure is essential, and as data centers expand, their environmental impact, water conservation and sustainability have come under scrutiny. As the demand for data storage and processing capabilities grows exponentially, so does the concern for the environmental impact of these facilities, particularly in terms of water usage. Nick Phillips, the EVP of Hosting…

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Reducing the Gap in Skilled Trades Can Be Solved by Boosting Trade Education Initiatives
May 21, 2024

Currently, skilled trades are facing significant shortages making the need for innovative solutions and passionate involvement more urgent than before. Statistics indicate a looming gap in the workforce, expected to reach millions in the next decade, as older generations retire without sufficient newcomers to fill their roles. At the heart of this issue is…

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CtUC 2023 Trailblazers Transform Hospital Operations Through Medical Logistics Innovations
May 21, 2024

CtUC 2023 Trailblazers are at the forefront of transforming hospital operations, particularly in sterile processing and logistics, as highlighted in a recent episode of the ConCensis podcast. The healthcare industry, driven by technological advancements and the need to improve patient outcomes, continuously seeks solutions to optimize processes and ensure compliance with health regulations—a challenge…

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Motor Fuels Tax Minute – Episode 48: Audit Tips
May 21, 2024

In this week’s episode of Motor Fuels Tax Minute, our hosts introduce Supervisor and Motor Fuels team member, Bryan Ruwaldt, who offers audit tips.   For information or assistance, contact us. We are here to help. ©2024 Detailed Description of Weaver’s Motor Fuels Tax Minute, Episode 48 00:00:00 Kelly: Thank you for joining us on this…

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Bart De Muynck on Navigating the Supply Chain
October 4, 2023

How is AI transforming the logistics industry, and what are the key trends shaping its future? Join Chris Torrence, Chief Strategy Officer at Optym, as he welcomes Bart De Muynck, a strategic advisor in logistics and technology. The dynamic conversation between the two industry veterans touches on various macro-level trends in the supply chain,…

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From Potential Strikes to Bankruptcies, the Supply Chain Took a Few Punches This Summer. What’s the Outlook for the Rest of 2023?
August 15, 2023

In the past few weeks, the logistics industry has faced unparalleled challenges. From narrowly avoiding the costliest strike in US history, to major players like Yellow Corporation declaring bankruptcy, it’s evident that the supply chain is experiencing significant turbulence. Amidst this, industry reports indicate a “market cycle slump,” even as the growth of e-commerce…

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Retail Roundtable: How Serious is the Retail Shrink Crisis?
August 7, 2023

In recent years, the narrative surrounding retail shrink—a significant issue for brick-and-mortar stores—has taken a dramatic turn. Fueling headlines are reports of escalating organized retail crime (ORC), with stores like Walmart shuttering locations in Portland, Oregon, and Target predicting a $500 million impact on profitability due to inventory shrink. Contrarily, some recent surveys show…

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Locus CEO Nishith Rastogi Wants His AI Tool To Help Meet Customer Demands
June 13, 2023

Consumer behavior continues to change in the wake of the pandemic. One trend found by 6 River Systems is that consumers demand “omnichannel” retail experiences that are consistent across channels. It can be very difficult for retailers to bridge the gap between brick-and-motor and online delivery of their products. How can retailers create seamless experiences…

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Can Loss Prevention Software Meet the Ever-Changing Challenges?
April 21, 2023

The ISCPO 2023 Conference provides the opportunity for Think LP to stay current on the challenges faced by logistics and retailers in the loss prevention realm. The goal of Think LP is to continue upgrading and evolving its software to meet the ever-changing needs of its customers. Think LP is an intelligent loss prevention software…

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Businesses Fearing a Recession Should Use AI to Optimize Their Supply Chain
March 14, 2023

Thanks to high inflation, rising interest rates, and massive job cuts, fear of recession has become modus operandi for most businesses. Even with year-over-year inflation somewhat cooling and with the shuttering of Silicon Valley Bank, the Federal Reserve shows no signs of continuing its path of demand destruction with interest rate hikes. A bearish…

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Who is River Logic
February 28, 2023

With the shortages caused by COVID-19, you have likely heard about and know what a supply chain is. But what about a value chain? A supply chain is typically more of the parts and materials location of manufacturing, and transportation of a product, whereas the value chain incorporates product design, R&D, advertising, and marketing, according…

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CES 2023: Mobility Technologies Drive Discussion and Innovation at CES
January 17, 2023

It’s that time of year again: CES time, with CES 2023 now behind us and a week’s worth of insights and standard-setting technologies carving a yearlong path for the consumer electronics industry. The spread of CES 2023 technologies and products was as exciting as ever, and MarketScale had a firsthand look at the top products…

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Conquering the eCommerce Return Avalanche
December 15, 2022

The rise in online ordering during the pandemic created an inevitable side effect: returns. Retail returns rose an average of 16.6% in 2021 versus 10.6% in 2020, according to the National Retail Federation and Appraise Retail. That equals $761 billion in returned merchandise, creating a dilemma for retailers and logistical concerns for shippers. Christine…

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