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Investment Triggers a Manufacturing Supercycle
Thanks to a trio of bills passed in the past few years, investment in U.S. manufacturing is at all-time highs, and that means the economy could be poised to take off again.
Supply Chains Struggle to Access Reliable Emissions Data from Suppliers
While regulations may jumpstart ESG initiatives, executives also anticipate business benefits to integrating sustainability into business strategy, according to research from Deloitte.
Artificial Intelligence to Drive M&A Activity in Supply Chain
Supply chain mergers and acquisitions have been slowed for several reasons, but declining inflation, stabilization of interest rates, and artificial intelligence could fuel more deals.
Cleo Announces New Supply Chain Management Tools for Integration Cloud Platform
Cleo has announced several new enhancements and functionality options for its Cleo Integration Cloud software.

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Logility Acquires Generative AI Supply Chain Planning Firm Garvis
Logility is acquiring Generative AI firm Garvis and expects to integrate the company's DemandAI+ technology into its supply chain planning platform.

National Retail Federation Seeks to ‘Close the Loop,’ Acquires Reverse Logistics Association
The National Retail Federation is acquiring the Reverse Logistics Association as it looks to bolster its circular economy expertise.

Perpetual Power Comes for AMRs
Warehouse operators looking to find even more uptime for their mobile robots may have an option as CaPow enters the U.S. market. The perpetual motion power company says its system can provide 100% uptime with on-the-go charging.

Supply Chain Lessons to be Learned from Weather-Related Events
From disruptions in the Panama Canal due to drought and threats of major hurricanes like Idalia, weather can take a toll on your supply chain. Getting ahead of the disaster before it hits starts with building resiliency.

How Digital Commerce Can Survive and Thrive in Times of Inflation
According to a recent analysis by the New York Times, inflation is down from its painful peak “but remains uncomfortably rapid.” With rising supply chain and operating costs—plus evolving consumer demands—commerce businesses feel the pressure to adapt. How can you survive and thrive? In this blog post, we’ll explore the impact of inflation on digital commerce. We’ll also discuss a top strategy to help you push through the challenge and come out on top.

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index Drops in June
FTR’s June Shippers Conditions Index has taken a step back, dropping in June from May’s 8.6 reading, although it still remains strongly positive for shippers.

Master Inventory Data Reconciliation between ERPs and WMS for Warehouse Excellence!
There's no need to undergo a complete operations overhaul in order to streamline warehouse operations - the key lies in reconciling inventory data between ERP and Warehouse Management Systems (WMS).

Looking to Help Florida Hurricane Efforts: ALAN Offers Tips
As Hurricane Idalia made landfall on Wednesday morning along the Florida coast, the need for logistics and supply chain support following the storm will be great. ALAN’s executive director offers advice on how to get involved.

How WMS & OMS Can Drive Customer-Centric Growth
While versions of warehouse management systems (WMS) and order management systems (OMS) have existed since large-scale commerce, the need for smart, agile, and scalable supply chain management solutions has never been greater.

5 Actions Supply Chain Managers Can Take to Support Disaster Relief Efforts
When it comes to disaster relief, supply chains are critical. Here’s what to know about working with relief organizations.

Trucking Conditions Index Hits Lowest Point Since November 2022
Conditions for truckers continue to deteriorate, giving shippers the upper hand in rate negotiations.

Yellow’s Demise Underscores the Need for a New Labor Relations Narrative
The bankruptcy of trucking company Yellow has attracted considerable attention since the story broke early this month. But an aspect of the story that is under-reported is how the demise of a 99-year-old trucker and the loss of an estimated 30,000 jobs offers essential lessons about the transition to the workplace of the future.

Panama Canal Backlog Threatens Holiday Inventories
Low water levels have caused a backlog of container vessels at the Panama Canal, and that could impact the ability of businesses to restock inventories in time for the holiday shopping season.

Talent Shortage: Supply Chains Struggle to Find the Right Skill Sets
Sixty-four percent of Alcott Global survey respondents said a lack of the appropriate skillset is the biggest obstacle to hiring new supply chain talent.

How To Become a Shipper of Choice for Carriers
The economy is facing supply chain disruptions, labor shortages, sky-high inflation and fuel prices, and a declining volume of freight and packages for carriers. As these issues persist, the leverage pendulum is swinging toward shippers. But this doesn’t mean that shippers and carriers no longer have a codependent relationship.

ODFL, Estes Express Battling for Yellow Corp.’s Assets
The battle for the remaining assets of Yellow Corp. is heading up as Old Dominion and Estes engage in a battle for terminals.

Maersk Hopes to Automate As Much As 80% of Logistics Within 7 Years
In an interview with a Danish newspaper, Maersk CTO Navneet Kapoor said the company is using AI to automate as much as 20% of its logistics tasks today and hopes to increase that to 80% within seven years.

The Best Warehouse and Storage Solution for Solar Panels
PITT OHIO offers the best storage and warehouse solution for manufactures in the solar industry.

Warehousing for the Hospitality Industry
With PITT OHIO warehouse services allow goods, fixtures, supplies, and products, stay in perfect condition until they are ready to be used or installed.

Freight Embargos and Why Carriers Set Them
Embargoes are common in less than truckload (LTL) shipping. While there are many reasons why a carrier might set a freight embargo, they're often necessary for carriers to comply with legal restrictions, overcome logistical challenges and balance capacity during times of peak demand.


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