Supply Chain Optimization

The Supply Chain in Graphs

There is still real pressure on freight rates. According to Uber Freight, carriers look for an increase in the first round of negotiations. That increase has gone by round 2. As you can see, carriers are leaving the business faster than new entrants ...

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Shootout Tom Moore VS Jake Barr at High Noon Thurs 4/18/24

https://www.linkedin.com/events/seamlessintegrationensurestimel7175491015569481728/theater/

Join Supply Chain Now and host Scott Luton as we welcome ProvisionAi to our livestream! Hear what Tom has to say about the upcoming duel... Discover the transformative power of merging meticulous planning with flawless execution in our ...

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Cashing in on Clean Energy + Diesel Prices to Rise Rapidly

The Department of Energy is giving KraftHeinz $170 million for heat pumps and biogas boilers at 10 plants. Others may want to investigate how they can get this kind of money. Oil prices are up. On Friday, Crude oil was nearly $87 a barrel, up ~20% ...

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Strategies for Reducing Carbon Emissions in Food Companies: Food Engineering Magazine

Trucks at loading docks

The article from Food Engineering discusses strategies for food companies to reduce carbon emissions, focusing on immediate practices like optimizing truck loads to ship fewer trucks and reducing empty miles trucks travel. It also touches on ...

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Fun Webinar and Government Inflating Trucking Costs

Trucking costs to rise. The incredibly poorly named “Inflation Reduction Act” seems to be pushing precisely in the opposite direction. The act subsidizes zero-emission (electric and Hydrogen) vehicles and infrastructure. This allowed the EPA to ...

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Smooth CPG flows in Supply Chains - How our Client Kimberly-Clark Optimizes Transportation

“Kimberly-Clark fully deployed the platform (LevelLoad) across all North American operations; as a result of both the process improvements and new technology, it reduced variability daily by 40%, particularly in locations where production plants are ...

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Join ProvisionAi for Tom Moore and Jake Barr's high energy Live Stream on Supply Chain Now

Supply Chain Now Live Stream April 18 Noon EST

Join ProvisionAi for Tom Moore and Jake Barr's high energy Live Stream on Supply Chain Now on Thursday, April 18th at 12 Noon EST. Listen to Tom and Jake take a deep dive on the most demanding challenges in his successful 33-year supply chain career ...

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Speedier Government and the Problem of Cargo Theft

In California, a large retailer took 4 1/2 years from “start" to "get the keys" for a new facility. Why? Permit delays are a large factor. Pennsylvania has come up with a novel solution: every state agency has a strict timeline for issuing permits. ...

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Is The Economy Looking Up?

Indicators Supporting the idea that the economy is looking up: Intermodal shipments for the week ending March 9 were up 13.5% year over year, the third straight double-digit annual increase. Source: Association of American Railroads. (Shameless ...

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At MODEX

One vendor cleverly observed all this robotics and automation, but 95% of companies can’t use it. Given the number of vendors and the lack of clear differentiation, I’d expect fewer vendors in the next year or two. Watch our new video Sustainable ...

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