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Freight & Transportation

Kohl’s COO Sona Chawla to Keynote RILA 2018 Retail Supply Chain Conference

Arlington, VA – Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced Sona Chawla, Kohl’s chief operating officer, will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Retail Supply Chain Conference. The conference serves as the premier event for retail supply chain … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Global Trade Management to Deliver on Global Commerce Management

Global trade continues to accelerate both in volumes and complexity. If you don’t agree, just take a look at Alibaba and their most recent Singles Day where products were purchased from 192 countries! To get a feel for this growth, … Continue reading

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Ryder Places First Medium-Duty Electric Vehicle Order with Chanje Energy and Begins to Roll Out Charging Stations

Miami, November 2, 2017 —Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, announced today it has started to take delivery of 125 medium-duty electric panel vans, the first of their kind … Continue reading

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Achieving the Integrated Global Supply Chain

Guest post from Ned Blinick of 3rdwave The integrated global supply chain exists when activities between all supply chain partners are seamlessly coordinated to achieve the optimal results for all its participants. These partners are executives, managers, co-workers, suppliers, customers, … Continue reading

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Omnitracs Completes Acquisition of Shaw Tracking

The finalized agreement further solidifies Omnitracs’ presence in Canada in preparation for new government regulations including electronic logging devices (ELDs) Omnitracs, LLC, a global pioneer of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, today announced the completion of its … Continue reading

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Videos & Visions: Of Electrifying the Last Mile for E-Commerce Delivery

As both consumers and governments (with at least one major exception) push hard for carbon reduction, the continued rise of e-commerce and the associated growing need for Last Mile delivery represents a significant problem. From a carbon footprint perspective, the … Continue reading

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Early ‘Internet of Things’ Pilots Proved Supply Chain Benefits of RFID Pallets

Two early pilots were facilitated by Supply Chain Network and carried out in 2003 and 2006 with both representing successful demonstrations of the potential supply chain benefits available through end to end ‘Internet of Things’ supply chain implementations. Key to … Continue reading

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The Seven S’s of Supply Chain Management

Disruption is all around us and in order to capture some of the key disruptors in the Supply Chain space we have identified what we’re calling the Seven S’s of supply chain management to act as the framework for our … Continue reading

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XPO Logistics (XPO) to Acquire Con-way (CNW)

GREENWICH, Conn. and ANN ARBOR, Mich. – September 9, 2015 – XPO Logistics, Inc. (“XPO Logistics” or “XPO”) (NYSE: XPO) and Con-way Inc. (“Con-way”) (NYSE: CNW) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for XPO Logistics to … Continue reading

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Early ‘Internet of Things’ Pilots Proved Supply Chain Benefits of RFID Pallets

Two early pilots were facilitated by Supply Chain Network and carried out in 2003 and 2006 with both representing successful demonstrations of the potential supply chain benefits available through ‘Internet of Things’ implementations. Key to both of these pilots were … Continue reading

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Does Canada Need a Chief Logistics Officer?

A few years back the Government of Canada introduced the role of Chief Technology Officer or CTO, which ultimately resulted in the formation of Shared Services Canada. Since that time progress has been made on the elimination of redundancy and … Continue reading

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Emerging Options for Omni-Commerce Logistics Strategy

At SCI Logistics in addition to fulfilling millions of e-commerce orders on an annual basis, we also spend a significant amount of time studying the optimal methods of helping our customers serve consumers in Canada. And by the way, if … Continue reading

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Is it Time for the Widespread Adoption of Composite Pallets in Canada?

Millions of pallets are built and used in the supply chains of Canada every year and so any innovation around these pallets can have a significantly positive and far reaching impact on overall logistics and supply chain performance. The introduction … Continue reading

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Emerging Options for Omni-Commerce Logistics Strategy

Every week I’m interacting with more and more e-commerce professionals whose day to day job is coming up with the best methods of delivering Omni-Commerce solutions for their customers. One thing I can say is there seems to be a … Continue reading

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Search Underway for Port of Los Angeles Executive Director

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the launch of a global executive search to fill the the top post at the Port of Los Angeles. Under Mayor Garcetti’s direction, the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners established an ad … Continue reading

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UPS Delivers Lower Profit Forecast After Holiday Rush

To make up for the holiday rush, UPS utilized 85,000 temporary employees, 30,000 more than planned. Agence France-Presse NEW YORK – UPS on Friday slashed its fourth-quarter profit forecast after the company hired 30,000 extra temporary employees due to an … Continue reading

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E-Commerce Success in Canada Depends on Power of Two

Customer demands for more rapid and cost effective e-commerce delivery seem to be increasing on a daily basis. In fact not a week goes by now without my speaking with retailers and etailers that since the dawn of e-commerce have … Continue reading

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FedEx plans more capacity cuts

FedEx, the express parcel and logistics operator, said it would make further capacity cuts and would see only modest profitability gains in the coming year as it continued to suffer from a sluggish global economy. The company made the projections … Continue reading

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