Supply Chain Optimization

NLRB attacking employers (again)

The National Labor Review Board (NRLB) is, once again, putting out rules that are totally supportive of unions and completely unfair to employers. All employer work rules that could possibly be viewed as restricting employee organizing efforts are ...

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[TUTORIAL] LOAD BUILDING CHALLENGE: 40ft Container Loading—21 Standard Pallets MAX the LOAD

[TUTORIAL] LOAD BUILDING CHALLENGE: 40ft Container Loading—21 Standard Pallets MAX the LOAD

LOAD BUILDING CHALLENGE: 40ft Container Loading—21 Standard Pallets Tom Moore from AutoO2 explains how to load 21 Standard Pallets into a 40' Container A 40 ft container can be best be loaded using a fat thin approach with the standard 40 by 48 ...

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Innovations in Manual Picking and Oil Prices

Oil continues to rise: Over $91 on Monday. Meanwhile, diesel is rising faster. Since May 3: Diesel and Jet fuel up ~50% Gasoline ~20% Crude ~30% The bionic man comes to the warehouse to ensure employees lift correctly: Hunic Exoskeleton technology ...

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California Air Resources Board Mandates— We Suffer

The mandate: Port drayage contractors can't register Diesel trucks after this year By 2035, all drayage + package delay + box trucks need to be zero emissions My guess is impossible to implement with current technology: Today California has 272 ...

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New FourKites Features Released at Visibility23 Conference have perfect alignment with AutoScheduler Functionality

FourKites Visibility Conference 2023

The FourKites #Visibility23 conference unveiled: Remote reefer control and monitoring Carrier appointment scheduling that moves an appointment, for example, when the carrier will be late. The new time may not work (No people, dock doors etc.) and ...

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LOAD BUILDING CHALLENGE: SOLUTION CALI KINGPIN Axle Weights and The California Kingpin law

Tom Moore's Load Building Challenge

Have you worked out our little problem? it's not as easy as most people would believe and it gets a lot harder as you spend time thinking about the variations of palettes case we only had two, what if there were 20 different weights but here's the ...

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Carrier Market Fragmentation is Increasing

Carrier growth continues to be focused on small carriers: Big Carriers (more than 100 trucks) have just 2.7% more drivers than they did in March 2020 while Carriers with 1 to 5 trucks still account for about 52% more drivers than they did before the ...

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Fix the Egos, Then the Highway Infrastructure. How far will Special Interest Groups (FORB) Take their Agendas?

Bismark Bridge

Infrastructure does need to be fixed. Unfortunately, a lot of things stand in the way. Take this example: BNSF wants to spend its own money to replace a 140-year-old Bismarck Rail Bridge over the Missouri River. A special interest group has tied ...

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Infrastructure In Disrepair— Fixing It Is Totally Broken

Infrastructure does need to be fixed. Unfortunately, a lot of things stand in the way. Take this example: BNSF wants to spend its own money to replace a 140-year-old bridge over the Missouri River. A special interest group has tied this up for five ...

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Johnnie Walker Promotes Sustainable Drinking

Diageo, which makes Johnnie Walker, has successfully reduced damage and eliminated a lot of packaging waste (141 Million boxes) by unboxing its product. Oil prices continue to rise: Saudi will continue its 1mm barrels/day into September and ...

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