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Q&A: Erin Van Zeeland, Schneider National Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Senior Vice President and General Manager of Logistics
September 25, 2023
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Erin Van Zeeland, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Senior Vice President and General Manager of Logistics, for Green Bay, Wisc.-based truckload, intermodal and logistics services provider Schneider National. Van Zeeland addressed various topics, including: Peak Season, intermodal, logistics technology, and near shoring among others.
Ryder announces the official entrance of its BrightDrop Zevo 600 electric vans
September 21, 2023
Earlier this week, Miami-based Miami-based freight transportation and logistics services provider heralded the initial rollout of its BrightDrop Zevo 600 electric vans at four strategic facilities in California, Texas, and New York.
New supply chain-focused offering is introduced by Amazon
September 13, 2023
Seattle-based e-commerce giant Amazon said this week it has introduced a new end-to-end, automated suite of supply chain services that are geared towards offering Amazon sellers with a full offering to move products from their manufacturers to customers worldwide. Entitled Supply Chain by Amazon, the company explained that this offering enables sellers to leverage Amazon’s advanced logistics, fulfillment, and transportation services to keep products in stock, ship faster and more reliably, and lower costs.
Maersk Hopes to Automate As Much As 80% of Logistics Within 7 Years
August 18, 2023
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.
LM reader survey highlights mixed views for the 2023 Peak Season
July 20, 2023
Things like lower rates and excess capacity across various modes, coupled with still-high—but declining—inflation and inventory levels, as well as an ongoing shift from goods spending to increased spending on services-based activities by consumers. And these things, among others, are things to keep an eye on, as we approach the 2023 Peak Season, based on the findings of a recently-conducted Logistics Management reader survey of more than 100 freight transportation, logistics, and supply chain stakeholders.
DHL Express U.S. CEO Greg Hewitt assesses market trends and themes
July 12, 2023
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with DHL Express U.S. CEO Greg Hewitt to discuss various topics, including logistics trends, Peak Season, and sustainability among other topics. Their conversation is below.
Bloated inventories are impacting cash flow strategies
June 30, 2023
Supply chain finance is growing in popularity as companies work to rebalance stock, smooth finances.
Maersk addresses flexibility and variability with innovation
June 29, 2023
With a focus on predictability and efficiency, Erez Agmoni, Maersk’s head of global innovation, is adding new technologies to Maersk’s toolbox.
Talking logistics trends and themes with Steve Huntley, President and Owner, Resource Logistics Group
June 23, 2023
In this podcast, Jeff Berman, Group News Editor, for Logistics Management and Peerless Media, interviews Steve Huntley, President and Owner, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Resource Logistics Group, a logistics advisory firm working with shippers and 3PLs.
FedEx union pilots sign off on terms of tentative labor agreement
June 13, 2023
Forward progress remains intact in labor negotiations between Memphis-based global freight transportation services provider FedEx and pilots at the company’s FedEx Express subsidiary represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), following a tentative agreement reached between the parties late last month.
Schneider Electric leads the Gartner Global Supply Chain Top 25
May 30, 2023
Four companies make the annual list for the first time, including Tesla.
LM reader survey highlights impact of inventory levels on operations
May 18, 2023
Survey findings point to a near even split between those with high and low inventory levels.
Flexport report looks at how Laredo could be poised for increased nearshoring activity
May 15, 2023
A recently-issued report from San Francisco-based freight forwarding and customs brokerage services provider Flexport examined the inroads being made on nearshoring initiatives in Mexico through the lens of container throughput at the landlocked Laredo, Texas port, which sits between the United States and Mexico.
Looking at four trends keeping supply chain executives up at night
May 15, 2023
EY executive Dutta talks about the priorities driving strategy in the supply chain C-Suite.
7 Last Mile Logistics Delivery & Ecommerce Trends You Don’t Want to Overlook
May 9, 2023
The quarter's eCommerce performance was more muted as Amazon Prime Day dollars shifted to Q3 this year, and the increase in digital sales outpaced that of stores for the first time since early 2021, and more than 20% of consumer spending from April-June occurred online.