The starts and stops in global trade since the beginning of the pandemic has created structural disruptions in global trade. Will the pre-pandemic era be remembered as the golden age of globalization and trade or is the pandemic era the catalyst for gold rush of innovation for trade?
FreightWaves’ Global Supply Chain Summit will gather the leaders in global trade for a week-long event that will dive deep into the supply chains of various industries including retail, consumer packaged goods, automotive, and heavy industries.
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Join Mike McAllister, Editor in Chief of FreightWaves and Kendra Phillips, Ryder Chief Technology Officer, as they discuss the latest announcement from Ryder - the newest addition to RyderShare providing customers true end-to-end visibility. With unparalleled views inside and outside the warehouse, Ryder is the only 3PL offering a technology platform with real-time visibility, collaboration, and exception management across the end-to-end supply chain.
Sam Ruda and Lori Ann LaRocoo discuss how the pandemic has affected East Coast ports. Is this a temporary blip or is a long-term trend?
Lars Jensen and Kevin Hill dissect 2021 predictions and look forward to 2022. Lars views comes down to three curveballs that could happen in 2022 that would disrupt global trade even further.
FreightWaves and project44 announce a data partnership that puts project44 ocean container dwell times, rollover rates, and more in FreightWaves SONAR platform.
While most US ports struggled to keep up with demand the last two years, South Carolina ports shined. Kaylee Nix sits down with port director Jim Newsome to talk about strategies that kept SC ports on track, how leadership is crucial in stressful times, and what to expect out of the ports in 2022.
U.S. importers face unprecedented conditions as they negotiate their annual contracts for 2022. What degree of rate hikes should they expect, and how will annual contracts evolve in the long term?
Port congestion issues have presented drayage carriers with a rapidly changing market and challenging operating conditions. In this fireside chat, Matt Schrap, CEO of Harbor Trucking Association, and Mike Baudendistel, FreightWaves Market Expert, discuss how drayage carriers can optimize productivity and how the west coast ports can maintain their share of the market.
Container freight rates and vessel charter rates remain near all-time highs. U.S.-listed container shipping stocks offer investors an opportunity to profit from the ongoing supply chain squeeze.
Sean Henry, CEO and co-founder of flexible warehousing company Stord, talks about the challenges that come with being a young entrepreneur, building a billion dollar business, and taking an idea to a physical solution.
In this fireside chat, FreightWaves’ reporter Grace Sharkey and the National Retail Federation’s vice president of supply chain and customs policy Jonathan Gold discuss how increasing e-commerce sales and capacity crunches are changing retailer’s logistics’ strategies. Gold dives into how port congestion, automation and acquisitions have changed how retailers design their supply chains.
Sit down with Redwood Logistics’ Chief Innovation Officer, Eric Rempel, to discuss the need for automation across the supply chain and why now is the time to implement the latest tech in your logistics operations.
Brittain Ladd, one of the nation’s leading e-commerce supply chain consultants, describes the importance of micro fulfillment, how to develop a solid model, and the pitfalls to avoid
Autonomy is already a massive trend in warehouses and distribution centers, but Gatik is taking it to the road. The company builds autonomous vehicles for middle and last mile delivery that can help retailers keep up with the pace of e-commerce orders and provide timely and flexible fulfillment options. Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Sam Saad breaks down the importance of autonomous delivery as well as Gatik's partnerships with Walmart and Loblaw Cos.
As inventory builds up and e-commerce demand continues to surge, the pressure to add warehouse capacity will be enormous. Will supply he chasing demand for years to come?
Andrew Lockwood and Kevin Hill discusss the "driver shortage" and what has to happen for the industry to become more attractive to current and new drivers.
John Drake and Anthony Smith discuss the national spotlight on supply chain and how to deal with infrastructure
The National Roadway Safety Strategy and the Biden-Harris Administration Trucking Action Plan will be a top focus for regulators this year. In this fireside chat, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Deputy Administrator Robin Hutcheson discusses how these initiatives and other issues will affect the trucking industry this year.
Travis and Bart detail the challenges CPG companies face with the labor shortages, manufacturing, and e-commerce and how FreightTech investment should be viewed as a cost of doing business rather than cutting edge.
Whether it's AB5 or new federal rules coming from the Biden administration, the question of whether a worker is an employee or an independent contracor will remain a hot issue this year. In this interview, editor at large John Kingston sits down with Marc Blubaugh of the Benesch law firm to hear his views on the legal landscape for 2022.
In this fireside chat, Global Gateway Logistics CEO Caitlin Murphy discusses the current conditions that CPG companies are experiencing in global trade. She breaks down common import problems, how companies have been reactive to those issues and how they can be proactive to port congestion in the future.
For the past two years, capacity shortages have rocked the nation as consumer demand for goods has skyrocketed. The headaches of moving freight are multiplied when dealing with perishables under time-sensitive demands — especially produce. Now, a further challenge is on the horizon, as Canada is imposing a controversial vaccine mandate on truckers who make cross-border shipments. To help explain strategies for overcoming these obstacles, we've brought on Bill Loupée, COO of Ben B. Schwartz & Sons, a wholesale produce distributor based in Detroit, Michigan. Bill and his team have implemented creative solutions to sourcing capacity; as a former freight broker, Bill understands both sides of the market.
When making a value preposition to current and perspective customers, prescriptive and performative analytics should be a part of your continuous improvement plan. Randy Ofirara chats about all things continuous improvement and the value of historical data as a way to move forward.
Kevin and Seth take a Great Quarter, Guys approach to discussing how demand for CPG goods will filter down into the performance of transportation and logistics stocks in 2022.
Kenny Vieth may not have coined the term "the everything shortage" but the president and senior analysts at ACT Research has popularized it as his research firm tracks the topsy-turvy world of automotive supply chains led by semiconductor shortages. The inability of truck manufacturers to see what shortages are next or work around employee absences from COVID has led to canceled orders, massive backlogs and the near doubling of used truck prices in auctions. What does the road ahead look like?
Learn about major changes and challenges facing the automotive industry and how supply chain disruptions are impacting future innovation. Notably, Sandeep discusses the different dynamics of commercial versus automotive manufacturing characteristics. His thoughts on just in time manufacturing in relation to the semiconductor shortage, and how that shortage is impacting advancement of electric vehicle development. Finally, Sandeep describes a looming challenge to maintenance from a growing shortage of skilled vehicle technicians, caused in part by greater complexity from onboard computers and how to address the problem.
Brandon Paquette chases down semiconductor supply for ZF North America, part of one of the largest automotive suppliers on the planet. Between ZF technology advancements and the creation of a commercial vehicles segment that includes Wabco Holdings, Brandon discusses how has ZF manages to secure microchips to keep its products moving to OEMs.
Teclo Garcia and Kevin Hill take a look at what's moving southbound and northbound across the largest inland U.S. port in Laredo, Texas. How has the move of auto manufacturers moving manufacturing to Texas shortened the auto supply chain between the U.S. and Mexico.
With partnerships with Paccar and Volvo to integrate its autonomous technology, Aurora continues to refine its tech as it works toward the goal of removing the driver from Class 8 trucks by the end of next year. But it is also getting some early experience in logistics and supply chain work with Peterbilt and FedEx to move freight in supervised autonomous trucks in Texas.
The automotive industry, from OEMs to aftermarket equipment manufacturers, have faced significant disruptions while also undergoing a new wave of technological advancements. The rise of blockchain technology and data analytics is making its way into the automotive industry, slowly leveling the playing field from just the large OEMs that have tremendous amounts of internal data.
From running the $1 billion sustainability effort at Delta Airlines just two years ago, Gareth Joyce joined and quickly ascended the chairs to CEO at electric bus and battery maker Proterra Inc. How has his Joyce's previous business experiences prepared him for Proterra to reach scale as a supplier of battery packs under its Proterra Powered division and how does Proterra's role in the supply chain mirror or differ from other suppliers?
The Southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have received the lion's share of attention related to supply chain disruptions, but the pandemic has not been easy for all ports. The Port of Oakland is also grappling with how to manage COVID infections in the freight workforce, equipment shortages, congestion and rail delays, but it also has unique challenges related to ocean carrier schedules and agriculture exports. We will discuss how the port community and officials are coping with the new environment and whether shippers can expect more reliable service in 2022.
Zach Strickland and Bloomberg's Brooke Sutherland discus the outlook for the industrial sector as companies continue to adapt their strategies for the post pandemic era.
A year after discussing the challenges that were just beginning to roil the U.S. agricultural export markets, Agriculture Transportation Coalition Executive Director Peter Friedmann comes back to Global Supply Chain Week to talk about changes in the market since then. Notably, the struggle by shippers to retain market share, and new legislation that gives the government more oversight in carrier-shipper relationships.
As global demand for goods roared in 2021, oil and gas followed closely behind. The rally in oil prices hasn't slowed yet. Where will oil prices go in 2022 and will it matter to global demand.
Now that the historic $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill is signed into law, the real work begins: getting formula money to the states quickly and issuing competitive grants. But what are the challenges of getting projects completed so that they can improve supply chain efficiency, and how will they be prioritized? Transportation policy expert Loren Smith joins us to shed light on those challenges.
Tyler Cole is joined by Nexxiot co-founder, Daniel MacGregor, to discuss the value of data-driven decision making in supply chains. Specifically, they examine how integrating hardware and software solutions can improve transparency, minimize risk and reduce both waste and emissions in freight networks.
Industrial production is forecasted to grow in the coming years which will likely lead to higher rail carload volume. It could also lead to congestion and equipment availability issues. In this fireside chat, Harris Ligon, CEO and Co-founder of a stealth transportation technology startup, and Mike Baudendistel, FreightWaves Market Expert, discuss the outlook for industrial freight on the rails and the associated operational challenges.
Tyler Cole is joined by Rik Arends of Smart Freight Centre (SFC) to discuss trends in freight decarbonization. SFC works with the global logistics community to accelerate zero-emission freight through training, collaboration, and industry guidance initiatives.