Logistics and Supply Chain News

Gururaj Rao

Achieving True Mobility in Supply Chain and Logistics Operations

Mobile technology offers flexible, affordable solutions for supply chain operations.

Geoff Milsom

A New Paradigm in Vendor Partner Management

Implementing tools and processes that enable better shipment visibility and control of in-transit inventory helps improve vendor partner management.

Ed Smith

Improving Efficiencies and Costs in the Energy Supply Chain

Energy companies have responded to the escalating cost of doing business by looking for savings in the indirect material supply chain. As a result, many are struggling to optimize maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) functions.

Kris Kosmala

Optimized Operations Are Green Operations

Ocean shipping lines have made significant progress to optimize operations, leading to reduced costs and environmental impact.

Ed Glassman

Automating B2B Payments: The Next Frontier

Automating supplier payments through commercial cards helps companies facilitate their payment process.

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Air Force Enhancing U.S. Manufacturing Capability 

The Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials, and Manufacturing Directorate (AFRL/RX) led an interagency collaborative effort to launch a public-private partnership called America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

Shipping Issues Arising Out of the Ukraine Crisis

The situation in Ukraine remains fluid and, with events moving quickly, very little is certain. At present, the US and EU appear committed to achieving a non-military solution to the ongoing crisis.

Utilities: Freight Rail Not Delivering the Goods

At an April 10 Surface Transportation Board hearing, Paul Gutierrez, representing Consumers United for Rail Equity, said delays have shortchanged G&Ts on coal shipments, leading them to truck in coal or replace the power with more expensive alternatives.

Feds to Require 2-Person Crew on Freight Trains Hauling Crude Oil

The Federal Railroad Administration said it will issue a proposed rule requiring two-person crews on freight trains carrying crude oil and establish a minimum crew size for most freight and passenger trains.

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