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Food Shipping Check-In: Where Freight Procurement Stands Ahead of Thanksgiving

Food Shipping Check-In: Where Freight Procurement Stands Ahead of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and that means plenty of consumers going out and buying all the staples for their meal. Turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce and more will be flying off the shelves, but supply chain issues could very well make finding everything a hassle.

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How Will Upcoming Vaccine Mandates Impact Logsitics?

How Will Upcoming Vaccine Mandates Impact Logsitics?

Mandates for the COVID-19 vaccine have been impacting different industries in different ways, whether it’s being mandated by individual companies or by the government. The Biden administration recently set a January 4 deadline for employers with 100 or more workers to verify that all employees are vaccinated or tested weekly. And how these new guidelines will impact truck drivers has recently made headlines.

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Three Tips for Improving Freight Procurement in the Supply Chain Logjam

Three Tips for Improving Freight Procurement in the Supply Chain Logjam

Originally posted on SupplyChainBrain

No part of the supply chain is immune from the turmoil currently plaguing the supply chain industry — especially not freight procurement. 

Even when things are going well, freight procurement is critical to the success of the supply chain. But during these trying times, its importance can’t be understated. Following are some procurement-related areas for shippers to consider during this period of disruption, along with a few tips on how best to manage them.

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How Labor Shortages Impact Supply Chain Bottlenecks

How Labor Shortages Impact Supply Chain Bottlenecks

Labor shortages continue to impact many different sectors. Logistics has been hard hit with labor shortages impacting multiple points within the supply chain. There are shortages across production workers who make products, dock/ warehouse workers who load and unload product, and truck drivers who haul products. Labor shortages, and growing consumer demand, continue to cause stress on the ever-so-important supply chain. 

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How Booster Vaccines and the Supply Chain Crisis Go Hand in Hand

How Booster Vaccines and the Supply Chain Crisis Go Hand in Hand

Two of the biggest topics on people’s minds right now are COVID booster shots and supply chain shortages. And unfortunately, these two are feeding into each other. With the FDA approving booster shots and vaccinations for younger people, and the supply chain facing historic back-ups, shipping vaccinations is once again a top-of-mind issue. And the effects are being felt across the government, carriers and shippers. With that, here is a brief look at how vaccine shipping is impacting the supply chain and vice versa.

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The Transparency Battle: Where to Start

The Transparency Battle: Where to Start

Transparency in freight procurement is paramount to success. In an industry riddled with moving parts, it’s important that shippers see the complete picture so they can maximize supply chain efficiency. Unfortunately, multiple roadblocks lay in the way. Here are a few things shippers, and transportation departments, should consider in order to cultivate a transparent freight procurement operation.

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Worried about supply chain issues? Make sure you're looking at logistics spending.

Worried about supply chain issues? Make sure you're looking at logistics spending.

Originally posted on StrategicCFO360.

With logistics spending reported to have hit $10.6 trillion last year alone, it’s surprising that some executives still focus attention on manufacturing processes, and not the supply chain as a whole to benchmark productivity. When doing so, organizations miss out on staggering cost-reduction opportunities.

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Navigating the EOY Freight Procurement Crunch

Navigating the EOY Freight Procurement Crunch

Black Friday is right around the corner. And, while the early shopping rush may typically be fueled by bargain hunting, this year’s early shopping is being spurred on by fears over product shortages and delays.

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Why Sustainability Must Be Important In Freight Procurement

Freight transportation is a large contributor to air pollution. According to The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. logistics industry ships millions of tons of goods daily, consuming massive amounts of energy/ oil. By 2045, an increase in global commerce is expected to boost US shipments by 45%. And when the number of shipments increases, so does fuel consumption. 

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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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