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Category: Logistics


Logistics, Process

The New Age of Transporting Sheet Metal

June 6, 2024

Via: Industry Today

If you run a metal fabrication shop, you know the struggles of dealing with sheet metal inventory. Unloading pallets, burying material, damaging sheets while moving them – it’s a constant battle to keep things organized and undamaged. But what if […]


Logistics, Process

Maximizing Efficiency: Strategic Technology Investment

May 20, 2024

Via: Transport Topics

Efficiency is the heartbeat of any successful transportation organization. In an industry where time is money, investing in the right technology solutions becomes a strategic imperative. Technology can be transformative, and with smart investments you can elevate the efficiency of […]


Logistics, Process

Logistics Industry in 2024: A Transformational Journey

May 15, 2024

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

The logistics industry has undergone significant changes, driven by technological advancements and the need for more efficient supply chains. Here are some key trends and innovations that have reshaped the manufacturing landscape: Elastic Logistics: Adapting to Dynamic Demand In 2024, […]


Logistics, Process, Regulations

The Biden Administration is Increasing Tariffs on These Chinese Imports

May 14, 2024

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

It’s official: The Biden administration has completed its long-awaited review of “Section 301” tariffs on Chinese goods, and is moving to increase rates on a number of products in critical sectors. U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai will be charged with […]


Logistics, Process

Biden Advances Plan to Make Freight Shipping Carbon-Free

April 24, 2024

Via: Transport Topics

The Biden administration is laying out more of its vision for decarbonizing the nation’s freight industry, including plans for standardizing charging infrastructure for electric trucks and accelerating the adoption of emission-free big rigs. The multipronged initiative takes aim at a […]


Logistics, Process

Michigan Rep. Debbie Dingell is Leading an Effort to Counter Threat of Chinese Auto Imports

April 10, 2024

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich) and eight other House Democrats sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Tuesday urging action to mitigate the imminent danger posed by the expansion of Chinese automotive exports […]


Logistics, Process

Transportation Providers Drive Manufacturers’ Success

March 27, 2024

Via: Industry Today

In the wake of a chaotic few years in the global supply chain, including factors such as geopolitical tensions, trade disputes, and climate change-induced disruptions, manufacturers have recognized supply chain resiliency as vital to their success. What many may not […]


Logistics, Process

Will Mexico Respond as U.S. Ratchets Up the Pressure on Steel Imports?

March 19, 2024

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

In December U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Tom Cotton (R-AR) and a dozen other colleagues sent a letter to the Biden administration’s national security advisor alleging Mexico, in breach of a trade deal it reached with the United States in […]


Logistics, Process

Hapag-Lloyd Warns of Further Earnings Decline in 2024

March 14, 2024

Via: Transport Topics

Following a slump in profits in 2023, German container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd expects earnings to decline again in 2024. “We have made a satisfactory start to the current financial year, but the economic and political environment remains volatile and challenging […]


Industry Focus Areas, Logistics, Motorized Vehicle, Process

AAM’s Advice on Chinese Auto Imports: Get Ahead of the Game

March 13, 2024

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

China’s Xiaomi to start first EV deliveries this month, reports Reuters, on the smartphone manufacturer’s pivot to electric vehicle production. Tesla’s Chinese rival is launching more cheap EVs, reports Quartz, on the new BYD product that retails in China for […]


Logistics, Process

Trucking Q4 Earnings Show Continued Sluggish Market

February 29, 2024

Via: Transport Topics

Fourth-quarter financial results from within the trucking industry showed carriers continue to navigate a sluggish market with little signs of a turnaround, according to analysts. “On the truckload side, we’re still searching for a way out,” TD Cowen analyst Jason […]


Logistics, Process

Autonomous Trucking Landscape Is Shifting Rapidly

February 23, 2024

Via: Transport Topics

The anticipated safety and economic benefits of autonomous trucking — and the potentially lucrative business prospects associated with this emerging field — have ­attracted an influx of innovators and entrepreneurs determined to bring highly automated driving technology to the commercial […]


Logistics, Process

Universal Logistics Beats Q4 Expectations

February 16, 2024

Via: Transport Topics

Universal Logistics Holdings beat fourth-quarter expectations despite experiencing a year-over-year decline in revenue and earnings, the company detailed Feb. 15. The Warren, Mich.-based asset-light transportation and logistics company posted net income of $21.4 million, or 81 cents a diluted share, […]


Logistics, Process

Mexico Supplants China as America’s Top Source of Imports, But the “World’s Factory” is Opening New Back Doors

February 8, 2024

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

For the first time in more than two decades, the United States imported more goods from Mexico than China, Census data revealed on Wednesday. This apparent world trade transformation, along with news of a more than 10% reduction in the […]


Logistics, Process

10 Easy Tips to Increase Warehouse Safety

January 31, 2024

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Insufficient safety measures in warehouse and distribution centers can have severe repercussions, including injuries, operational downtime, product losses, property damages, and potential legal actions. Of particular concern are accidents involving collisions between forklifts or other vehicles and employees or visitors. […]


Logistics, Process

Freight Elite Struggle to Hit Climate Goals as Demand Surges

January 30, 2024

Via: Transport Topics

The appetite for speedy package delivery is skyrocketing around the planet. Americans do more than 15% of their shopping online, with digital purchases of groceries, shoes, pet food and other goods quadrupling over the past decade to $1 trillion a […]


Logistics, Process

Global Trade Ticks Upwards in Q4

January 17, 2024

Via: Industry Today

New data from Tradeshift suggests a modest uptick in global trade activity during Q4 following an acceleration in new orders during the quarter. According to Tradeshift’s latest Index of Global Trade Health, global trade transaction volumes improved to 4 points […]


Logistics, Process

AI and ML Trends in Supplier Sourcing & Procurement

December 27, 2023

Via: Industry Today

The Catalyst: Pandemic and Supply Chain Vulnerabilities The pandemic was a key catalyst in this transition, exposing the fragility of traditional supply chains. Businesses encountered severe disruptions due to the lack of redundancy in their networks, leading to shortages amidst […]


Logistics, Process

Building Resilient Supply Chains in 2024 and Beyond

December 27, 2023

Via: Industry Today

The recent supply chain disruption caused by attacks on ships in the Red Sea underlines the lessons learned during Covid. Not long ago, long lines at ports and clogged canals dominated headlines. Supply chains and their pandemic-related delays were common […]


Logistics, Process

Regulatory Complexities of Hazmat Transportation

December 18, 2023

Via: Industry Today

For decades, industry has moved along in the background of public life. Companies and regulators have worked behind the scenes to ensure that hazardous—but critical—materials got from point A to point B safe, intact, and on-time to keep our cities […]