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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 […]


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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, […]


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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 […]


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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. […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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America Needs Trade Action to Balance an Unfair Global Market, USTR Tai Asserts

December 14, 2023

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai reaffirmed the Biden administration’s commitment to trade action during remarks at Semafor’s “State of Made in America” event Wednesday. A congressionally mandated four-year review of Section 301 tariffs has been long awaited by the […]


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Q4 smartphone shipments to be up 10%+ sequentially

December 14, 2023

Via: Electronics Weekly

Smartphone shipments will grow more than 10% q-o-q and 2% y-o-y reaching over 300 million units, says Digitimes Research. The sequential increase is driven primarily by Apple’s iPhone shipments. Demand for smartphones has started recovering in emerging markets, such as […]


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NTSB Calls for California Shipping Fix After 2021 Oil Spill

December 6, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

A federal agency wants changes in how containerships are anchored off Southern California as well as new safety measures for vessels near offshore pipelines to help prevent or minimize ruptures like the one that spilled 25,000 gallons of crude oil […]


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Ultimation Industries Shares Five Industry Trends Shaping Material Handling in 2024

December 1, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Economic conditions and other factors are driving manufacturers and distributors to look for creative ways to gain more efficiency and productivity from their material handling operations, according to Ultimation Industries. “Warehouses and distribution centers are evolving based on the changing […]


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Robots Outnumber People 15-to-1 at Massive New UPS Warehouse

November 15, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

UPS Inc. just opened its largest warehouse, a sweeping 20-acre facility on the outskirts of Louisville, Ky. But don’t expect the break room to get too crowded. The package-handling giant plans to fill the $79 million facility with more than […]


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Container Shipping Seeing Major Cuts After $364 Billion Boom

November 14, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

Consumers gearing up to buy the latest imported appliances, clothes or electronic gadgets this holiday season might want to spare a thought for the companies that will struggle to make money for the next few years hauling products across the […]


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Container Shipping Set for Downturn, Hapag-Lloyd Chief Says

November 9, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

The container shipping industry faces a few years of headwinds as low freight rates, a weak European economy and widening geopolitical turmoil cloud the outlook, according to Hapag-Lloyd AG CEO Rolf Habben Jansen. “I’m certainly concerned about the next 24-36 […]


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Transforming Logistics and Warehousing

November 8, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Tell us about yourself and your role with TeamViewer. I currently serve as President, TeamViewer Americas, where I focus on developing and strengthening growth across North, Central and South America. Prior to this role, I oversaw TeamViewer’s global human resources […]


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Smartphone shipments look set to increase

October 31, 2023

Via: Electronics Weekly

“We are seeing a strong ramp up of shipments in emerging markets by vendors like Xiaomi and Transsion,” says IDC’s Nabila Popal, “while this is a good sign of approaching recovery, vendors must keep a close eye on sell-through to […]


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How Barcodes and RFID Deliver Value to Manufacturing and Distribution

October 27, 2023

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Combining barcode and RFID (radio frequency identification) with a relational database enhances the speed and delicacy of business processes. It can also boost a company’s development by optimizing supply and refining the manufacturing processes. With significant growth in supply chain […]


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Four Ways to Improve Manufacturing Supply Chains

October 24, 2023

Via: Industry Today

What does it take for a product to become a memorable experience for your customers? It takes a resilient, agile, and hyperconnected supply chain. Sixty-three % of companies surveyed by Bain & Company across different industries rank supply chain resiliency […]