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Penske Logistics is seeking input from supply chain professionals to participate in the 2022 Third-Party Logistics Study: The State of Logistics Outsourcing. The survey is now live and will close on July 16. Click here to get started.

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Those within the C-suite are facing several transportation-related challenges in the current economic climate. Still, shippers and transportation providers can use technology to optimize their supply chain and increase efficiency.

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Penske Logistics has been recognized by Inbound Logistics magazine for top industry performances. The leading supply chain publication has placed Penske Logistics on its 2020 lists for Top 100 Third-Party Logistics Providers and 75 Green Supply Chain Partners.

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Motor carriers seeking to manage risks amid upcoming uncertainty should focus on becoming more efficient in the lanes they serve and making the most out of excess capacity, according to the 31st Annual State of Logistics Report®.

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Insurance companies are showing that the supply chain disruptions over the past decade have increased, and recent disruptions due to COVID-19 have also highlighted a greater need for increased supply chain resiliency, noted Michael Zimmerman, a partner with the consulting firm Kearney and lead author of CSCMP's 31st Annual State of Logistics Report®.

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After a solid 2019, the logistics industry was initially traumatized after the COVID-19 pandemic took hold across the globe. However, the logistics industry has demonstrated resilience, and it is already adapting to new market demands.

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Visibility is increasingly vital in the supply chain, but even more so when there is a risk of disruption or during a recovery. Visibility allows those within the supply chain to get ahead of an interruption, potentially mitigating problems before they occur. It also enables a rapid response and correction to keep operations moving when issues do arise.

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Across the supply chain, powered industrial trucks – more commonly known as forklifts – play a central role in helping to move millions of pounds of freight each year.

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The State of Logistics Report this year will make its debut virtually on June 23 by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). The report is researched and prepared by global consulting firm Kearney and presented by Penske Logistics.

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COVID-19 has stressed the supply chain, exposed vulnerabilities, and provided valuable insights into the role a trusted supply chain partner can play during times of crisis. Those within Penske's dedicated contract carriage division have helped customers smooth out the supply chain and are working with them on the next phase as the country reopens and supply chains are affected once again.

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Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine has named Dawn LaPlaca, a Penske Logistics lead logistics provider (LLP) manager working in suburban Cleveland, to their 2020 Pros to Know list.

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Bob Black is the new managing director for Penske Logistics in Mexico. His duties include operations oversight and leading business growth and development in Mexico.

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Penske Logistics’ Senior Vice President of Global Products, Andy Moses, will speak at the EFT 3PL & Supply Chain Summit June 10-12, in Atlanta, Georgia.

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A group of Penske Logistics associates recently attended the Blockchain Supply Chain Summit in the Schreiber Center at Loyola University in Chicago. This year’s summit attendees included representatives from the business, academic, tech and consulting communities. Penske gave the leadoff presentation at the conference, titled Blockchain Empowered Interoperability: A Single Efficient Tech Ecosystem.

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Penske Logistics’ Andy Moses, senior vice president of global products and Dave Bushee, vice president of information technology, will appear as speakers during the upcoming Blockchain Supply Chain Summit. The summit is taking place at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois, on April 9 and 10, 2019.

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The prominence of supply chain management in the boardroom continues to grow, and there are some great reasons. Let’s start with the relentless corporate quest for year-over-year cost reductions. Then there is the competitive opportunity side, where supply chain agility enables a business to gain an advantage over others in their industry. Finally there is the risk management side of the equation, where the mitigation of potential supply chain disruption is a top priority.

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