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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 17, 2020)

We had a family celebration planned for this coming January. More than 100 people, kids, adults, and seniors, indoors, hotel ballroom, music, dancing, eating… Not going to happen. How far out should we plan to have such a celebration? My wife and I wrestled with that question and we settled on June 2022. A pushout […]

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CVSA’s Brake Safety Week: August 23-29, 2020

Brake Safety Week Begins Sunday 8/23/2020 The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Airbrake Program’s Brake Safety Week is scheduled for Sunday, August 23 through Saturday, August 29. There will also be an additional unannounced one-day safety check sometime during the remainder of the year. During these inspections periods, CVSA officials will conduct roadside safety […]

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Six Reasons You Should Partner With a 3PL

Capacity fluctuates. A lot. The national truck driver shortage is not a rumor, it’s happening. Regulations, costs of operating a truck, and an aging work force are compounding. The natural ebb and flow of available trucks is difficult enough to keep up with. Seasonal shifts can happen overnight, and having a partner on your side […]

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The Most Important Technology Company in Your Supply Chain Operations

When you think about Microsoft and its role in supply chain and logistics, Excel is probably the first thing that comes to mind. The Excel spreadsheet is arguably the most used software application in the field (see “5 Reasons Why Excel Is Champ Of Supply Chain Apps”). But over the past few years, Microsoft has […]

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Summer 2020 Transport Trends

Here are top trends shippers should be keep an eye on this summer A year filled with uncertainty and anticipation about what “could happen,” 2020 has so far proven to be pretty unpredictable. With some organizations emerging from the impacts of COVID and others entering new lockdowns due to a renewed threat, Odyssey Logistics & […]

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Shipping Chemicals: Choose a 3PL that is Responsible

What is Responsible Care®? According to their website, Responsible Care® is the chemical manufacturing industry’s environmental, health, safety and security performance initiative. It is an international improvement initiative of the chemical industry. Companies of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) carryRead More You’re reading Shipping Chemicals: Choose a 3PL that is Responsible written by Christine Griffith.

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Virtual Digital Assistants in Enterprise Software: The Journey to No Clicks

Instead of manually executing tasks with a mouse or touch screen, why not speak them? We already see this in the consumer realm with smartphones, and in the warehouse too with voice picking technologies. It’s only a question of time before speech recognition gets embedded into other enterprise and supply chain applications. A TMS user, […]

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Video Making A Difference: Transportation Insight

The current COVID-19 pandemic is creating many supply chain challenges for companies and organizations around the world, but it’s also serving as a catalyst for change and innovation. What supply chain capabilities will separate the leaders from the laggards, not only in response to this current crisis, but in their ability to succeed in the […]

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (July 10, 2020)

“Does everybody have a mask?” It’s the last question my wife or I ask our teenage kids these days before we pull out of the garage to venture out somewhere. Many years ago, when the kids were all little, we would often ask, “Does everybody have shoes on?” before we drove away. Why would a […]

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Weather Related Service Update: Tropical Storm Fay

Friday, July 10, 2020: Tropical Storm Fay in the Atlantic; Severe Storms in the Plains; Excessive Heat and Fire Weather Threats in the West Tropical Storm Fay will bring heavy rain with flash flood potential, and isolated tornadoes to the Mid-Atlantic and New England. Severe storms in the Plains may produce intense winds, very large […]

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