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SUPPLY CHAIN NEWS

TECHNOLOGY

Oracle Sends Out Next-Gen Update
Oracle has announced significant
expansion to Oracle Supply Chain
Management (SCM) Cloud to help
organizations meet rapidly changing
business demands.
Oracle Cloud Applications Release 13
delivers a comprehensive, next-generation supply chain platform that enables
businesses to embrace outside-in demand driven processes and capabilities
without the complexities and constraints of traditional supply chain architectures, the company says. The new
release adds a number of solutions to
SCM, including: supplier collaboration,

quality management, maintenance,
sales and operations planning, demand
management and supply planning.
The latest release of Oracle SCM
Cloud is designed to empower organizations to meet changing market
needs and customer service requirements by supporting demand-driven,
aligned and digitally connected business models, the company explains.
"Business leaders recognize the
undeniable benefits of digitizing core
business functions like the supply
chain, yet many still struggle to maintain outdated supply chain systems that

are designed for the problems of the
past - not the challenges of the future,"
said Jon S. Chorley, chief sustainability officer and group vice president of
supply chain management product
strategy at Oracle.
TRANSPORTATION

LOGISTICS

Trucking Tops $676 Billion
The trucking industry hauled in $676.2
billion in revenues last year, according to a recent study by the American
Trucking Association (ATA.), making
it the leading mode of freight in the
United States.
The study, which was released in
ATA American Trucking Trends, an
annual compendium of trucking industry data, determined that trucking
accounted for 79.8 percent of the
country's entire freight bill. Trucked
moved 10.42 tons of freight last year,
equal to 70.6 percent of all domestic
freight tonnage.
All that movement also generated
revenues for various government bodies. According to the study, commercial trucks paid $41.3 billion in state
and federal highway user fees and
taxes. The average five-axle trailer paid
more than $5,600 in taxes annually.
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A total of 33.8 million trucks were
registered for business purposes,
which combined to burn 38.8 billion
gallons of diesel fuel and 15.5 billion
gallons of gasoline while traveling
450.4 billion miles of road.
The industry employs 7.4 million
Americans, including 3.5 million as
truck drivers, the study said. Of those,
6 percent of drivers are women and
38.7 percent are minorities.
Small businesses dominated the
industry, with 91 percent of motor
carriers operating six or fewer trucks
and 97.3 percent operating fewer
than 20.
"Safe, reliable and efficient motor
carriers enable businesses throughout
the supply chain to maintain lean inventories, thereby saving the economy billion of dollars each year," ATA
President and CEO Chris Spear said.

Vancouver
-to-Detroit
Rail Line
Begins
Operation.
A new direct rail transportation service between
Vancouver and Detroit launched in August, courtesy of the Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway.
The service line, which runs seven days a week,
will take advantage of CP's new transload facility in
Vancouver and its live-lift operation in Portal, N.D.,
to accelerate cross-border shipments. The line is
expected to reduce transit times from the West
Coast to Detroit by as much as 48 hours.
"We've worked hard to reshape our footprint in
the Vancouver area to improve efficiency and boost
capacity for our customers," Senior Vice President
and Chief Marketing Officer John Brooks said.
The entire line was built with efficiency in
mind. The location of CP's transload operation
in Vancouver allows the company to utilize rail
for movements between terminals and ports
where others must rely on trucks, reducing traffic
congestion and lowering costs.



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