Automotive Heavy Hitters Join Forces to Form DRIVE Sustainability
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Automotive Heavy Hitters Join Forces to Form DRIVE Sustainability

In recent years, the automotive industry has made great strides in improving sustainability and supply chain transparency. The 2017 launch of DRIVE Sustainability, a partnership that includes 10 major automakers, promises additional progress toward a more sustainable industry. Learn which automakers have joined DRIVE Sustainability and how this important partnership could impact automotive supply chains…

Things to Learn from the Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy
Case Studies | North America

Things to Learn from the Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy

On August 31, 2016, Hanjin Shipping filed for bankruptcy protection. Ports refused to accept containers from the company or started charging exorbitant rates, out of fear they wouldn’t be compensated. The collapse of Hanjin Shipping is the largest container shipping bankruptcy in history, and its effect on international supply chains is poignant. Check out what…

Purdue University to Study Truck Platooning
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Purdue University to Study Truck Platooning

Truck platooning happens when a fleet of trucks drives closely together with very little following distance between each vehicle. It is a way of maximizing the capacity of a road while also saving on fuel consumption. The University of Purdue aims to study truck platooning technologies to help industry partners with their research. Truck platooning…

Heavy Freight Growth Expected Over the Next Decade
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Heavy Freight Growth Expected Over the Next Decade

The trucking industry is crucial to the success of the American economy. Shipping by truck is typically less expensive than air freight. In addition, trucks can reach more locations than container ships, rail cars, and other types of transportation. That’s why it’s not surprising that the freight truck industry is expected to grow dramatically over…

Chicago O’Hare International Airport Expands Its Cargo Capacity
Case Studies | North America

Chicago O’Hare International Airport Expands Its Cargo Capacity

Chicago O’Hare International Airport is expanding its cargo capacity with a new state-of-the-art cargo center. This will strengthen the airport’s ability to handle large volumes of freight and will also provide economic growth for the city of Chicago. Take a look at why the project is happening and learn how Chicago and the surrounding region…

How American Eagle Outfitters Keeps Operations Running Smoothly
Case Studies | North America

How American Eagle Outfitters Keeps Operations Running Smoothly

American Eagle Outfitters consistently innovates and looks for ways to incorporate technology into its business operations. This is true throughout the company’s manufacturing, distribution, and marketing departments. American Eagle Outfitters’ shares dropped at the beginning of 2017, but the company’s technology investments will help keep its operations running smoothly and aid in the company’s recovery.

Online Grocery Shopping Expected to Boom in 2017
Features | North America

Online Grocery Shopping Expected to Boom in 2017

Amazon is testing online grocery shopping and delivery in key cities, and Walmart and several other grocers have implemented online grocery shopping with store pickup programs. This is a grocery shopping trend that will continue in 2017. Check out why it’s booming and how it’s affecting retail logistics.

Whirlpool Implements Robots in Its Manufacturing Processes
Case Studies | North America

Whirlpool Implements Robots in Its Manufacturing Processes

As technology improves, robots are poised to take over factory floors around the world. This includes tasks that go beyond basic repetition. Whirlpool is one brand that is turning to robotics in its manufacturing processes. The company has implemented several new robots this year and doesn’t have plans of slowing down.