Supply Chain Optimization

Manifesting Good Stuff

There were lots of vendors at the Manifest conference, BUT there were fewer shippers. I did see two interesting things: Shared trailer pools. Not like Chep pallets, but I’d say a combination of that and how the railroads share box cars Relay ...

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Meet Tim —he is still complaining about waiting for loads

After serving in Vietnam, Tim came back and drove trucks. Then, he started his own trucking business. All these years later, Tim still complains about all the waiting he had to do at distribution centers. And while some shippers have made this ...

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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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[PODCAST] From Big Brands to Small Fleets: A Holistic Look at Load Optimisation

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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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Government’s Favorable Treatment of Teamsters Stinks

Trump spent $700MM bailing out Yellow to preserve Teamster jobs during Covid— that’s $23,000 per person. The Teamster Central States Pension Fund (TCSP) bailout was far more than the Pension Guarantee would have paid: $100K per member of the fund. ...

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Harold J. Daggett incentivizes failure supporting anti-optimization with an Open Hand for More Union Bailouts

State of the Supply Chain Optimization Podcast with Thomas A Moore

Harold J. Daggett incentivizes economic failure by supporting anti-optimization endorsements while Yellow Corp. Files Bankruptcy Post Government Bailout Did you know that US Taxpayers own 30% of the stocks for this company? You own stock due to the ...

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[Customer Success Story] TalkingLogistics: How T|WO created a successful Optimized Load Building plan for Riviana Foods Inc.

How T|WO created a successful Optimized Load Building plan for Riviana Foods Inc.

Watch the latest episode of TalkingLogistics to learn about the large financial benefits a massive consumer products goods company like Riviana Foods Inc. can achieve (in the millions) by addressing their capacity challenges. How is artificial ...

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Oil Price Doesn't Listen To The Markets + The Yellow Debacle

In 2020 I was highly critical of the government for giving Yellow Freight a $700MM bailout. Now the company is threatening bankruptcy. "Without [restructuring operations that Yellow labels as] crucial reforms, which are standard practice in the ...

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