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Hurricane Ida: How the Energy Logistics Industry Can Cope

Hurricane Ida: How the Energy Logistics Industry Can Cope

Originally posted on SupplyChainBrain on 9/15/2021.

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How AI is Fixing Logistics and Freight Procurement’s Data Blindspots

How AI is Fixing Logistics and Freight Procurement’s Data Blindspots

Originally posted on Food Logistics on 9/24/2021.

 

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Energy Shipping Management

Energy Shipping Management

Energy Shipping Management

Hurricane Ida had far-reaching impacts on several business sectors -- particularly on energy. Energy shippers, carriers, and freight procurement teams are no strangers to having to navigate several unique nuances and challenges given the sensitivity of what they are shipping. But the destruction of Hurricane Ida threw a whole new level of complication into the mix. 

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Understanding How AI is Making Freight Procurement Easier

Understanding How AI is Making Freight Procurement Easier

AI is becoming a power player in logistics just as it has been in many other industries. The ability to automate the freight procurement process to positively impact key performance metrics, such as on-time delivery (OTD) is helping ease the strain for many shippers-- especially when capacity is tight!

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Sleek Technologies Announces Executive Team Expansion

Sleek Technologies Announces Executive Team Expansion

Pioneer in AI-driven freight procurement technology announces the addition of George Belle as Head of Solutions Engineering to its rapidly growing executive team

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Transparency and Freight Procurement: The Biggest Pain Points

Transparency and Freight Procurement: The Biggest Pain Points

One of the biggest catalysts for shipping success is transparency. Yet, there is a massive lack of transparency-- for shippers and carriers-- thanks to limited technology and non-transparent middlemen. This simply has to change. Here are a few freight procurement areas that are currently undercut by transparency.

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How Will the New Infrastructure Bill Benefit Logistics?

How Will the New Infrastructure Bill Benefit Logistics?

Originally posted on Industry Today on 8/27/2021.

With the $1.2 trillion package now through the Senate, what could it mean for the logistics space?

Just a few weeks ago, the Senate approved a massive $1.2 trillion infrastructure package that will help rebuild the worn-out bridges and roads throughout the country, as well as fund new climate resilience and broadband initiatives. With the bill now clearing its first hurdle, a wide range of industries are paying close attention to additional developments and what will and will not ultimately be included. Chief among them is logistics, which relies heavily on these areas to help transport goods.

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Booster Shots Add More Stress on Refrigerated Procurement

Booster Shots Add More Stress on Refrigerated Procurement

With the recent news that COVID-19 booster shots will roll out, any hopes that reefer capacity would start to open up following the notoriously busy summer shipping season have seemingly evaporated. And so, food & beverage shippers [along with other industries that require refrigerated trucks] need to take steps to manage an extended capacity crunch that will remain in effect for the remainder of 2021, and likely the early part of 2022. Here are a few tips for how reefer shippers can manage this challenge. 

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Logistics Concerns for the Paper & Pulp Industry

Logistics Concerns for the Paper & Pulp Industry

Freight procurement can be a huge pain for any industry, but especially the pulp and paper industry. From OTD to product handling, pulp and paper logistics and freight require a huge amount of forethought and spot-on execution. Yet, many pulp and paper shippers do not have the tools needed to make their logistics operations as efficient as they can be. With that in mind, here are a few reasons why pulp and paper shippers need to modernize their freight procurement operations by embracing innovative technology, along with real-time freight data.

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