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Logistics Sales: Strategies to Boost Revenue Growth


It is not uncommon to see small and mid-size logistics companies struggle with business growth. In many cases, these problems are associated with poor lead generation, lack of sales predictability, and low sales conversion rates—converting leads into customers.

This Week in Logistics News (December 10-14, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Why can’t I be you? The Cure was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yesterday, along with Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music, and The Zombies. The Cure is certainly worthy of induction, but as a rabid Depeche Mode fan, I can’t believe they (and Def Leppard!)

Cost, operational challenges hinder port automation

Supply Chain and Logistics

Ben Meyer in American Shipper has summarized a McKinsey report on port automation and port modernization. One interesting point in the discussion is that port operators are actually not seeing productivity gains in automated ports. Throughputs are actually slower. They … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Production Operations Shipping Strategy Supply Chains automation infrastructure performance ports productivity technology

Seafood shipment completed under blockchain smart contract

DC Velocity

Blockchain platform provider says tech helps avoid fishy behavior. Technology


Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

KANE Gives Secondary School Educators a Lesson in Logistics

Kane is Able

Educators in the Workplace is a program that allows secondary school educators to spend a week learning the technical skills, behaviors and mindsets high school students need to succeed in today's business environment. KANE News and Awards

The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019


Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others.

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Collaborate and Save: Pool Distribution for Temperature-Controlled Transportation

West Coast and California Logistics

If you need to get across town fast and your choices are a taxi cab or public transit, you’d likely prefer the cab. Times being what they are, however, the price of that cab ride might drive you to the bus stop.

Imports break new records under pressure of holiday peak, tariff threats

DC Velocity

Container trade could slump in 2019 as political uncertainty boosts prices, dampens consumer sentiment, NRF-Hackett report says. Transportation

This Week in Logistics News (December 3-7, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Which candy is mentioned the most in songs? The answer is M&Ms. But which candy came in second? That was the “mind twister” question the other morning on the radio. My son and I came up with a few guesses on the drive to school, but none of them were right. What’s your guess?

Machine Learning In Warehouse Management


Machine learning, a branch of artificial intelligence, has already been used across many industries to improve efficiency and productivity. The technology has been in development for some time, with the uptake being slowed down by some industry’s reluctance to adopt it.

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

How Cloud-Based Tech Is Changing The Fleet Management Landscape


As technology becomes deeply ingrained in the business operations, cloud-based tools lead the charge toward a new and improved fleet management landscape. From automation to IoT to in-fleet GPS tools, technology is the secret sauce to help fleet managers achieve goals across their organization.

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This Week in Logistics News (December 8 – 14)

Logistics Viewpoints

This is the end of the line. And by the end of the line, I mean this is our last news round-up for the year. And what a year it is has been. In my article earlier this week, I highlighted the top articles of the year, which included our takes on Amazon and Tesla’s supply chains, warehouse automation,crowdsourcing for last mile deliveries, blockchain, and more. On top of that, I have also learned a […].

Going to war and lovin' it: interview with Dave Bozeman

DC Velocity

Dave Bozeman, vice president of Amazon Transportation Services, says he wakes up every day ready to "go to war for the customer." And he wouldn't have it any other way. Strategy

How to Successfully Implement a Transportation Management System

Talking Logistics

The cost saving and service improvement benefits of a transportation management system (TMS) are well documented. None of those benefits are achievable or sustainable, however, unless you get the implementation right. What are the key ingredients to a successful TMS implementation? What are some of the common mistakes companies make? Has software-as-a-service (SaaS) made TMS implementations easier or harder?

Buyers Comment on Marketing and Selling Logistics Services


I often talk to logistics companies wondering what are the best strategies to get the attention of potential buyers of their services. One thing these companies almost never do is actually ASK their customers and prospects that very same question.

A New Day Brings a New Way of Warehousing

Material Handling and Logistics

Technology is driving the future of warehousing, helping customers receive products in the shortest time possible

Connectivity Is Among The Keys To Logistics Of Tomorrow


Our economies and our lives depend on the efficient movement of goods; a movement that is underpinned by complex transport and logistics chains.

Amazon extends free holiday shipping promotion

DC Velocity

All customers get free shipping through December 18; Amazon Prime same-day and one-day delivery services expanded to 10,000 cities and towns, company says. Omnichannel


Major Influences on Supply Chains for 2019

Talking Logistics

One of the things that defines supply chain management today is the rapid pace of change across all dimensions — competitive landscape, regulations, technology, and many more. Keeping a pulse on these industry trends and changes is increasingly important in order to make sure you’re as prepared as possible to succeed in the months and years ahead.

E-Commerce and LTL: How E-Commerce Benefits LTL Most


E-commerce growth is record-breaking, and experts estimate business-to-consumer e-commerce revenue to reach $3.2 trillion by 2020. That doesn’t even count the mountains of products that are shipped back for recycling, repairs or replacement via reverse logistics.

Buying Oversized Items Online

GoShip Blog

The e -commerce sector is fiercely expanding, and the number of Consumers who are purchasing online is constantly growing. According to statistics, holiday e-commerce sales in 2018 have reached $120 billion compared to $103,88 in 2017, which is 15.5 percent growth.

ISM Semiannual report calls for continued manufacturing and non-manufacturing growth in 2019

Logistics Management

Optimism for the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors, in 2019, is firmly intact, albeit not at the same level as 2018, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Semiannual Economic Forecast, which was released this week

Volvo Trucks to launch electric semi in 2020

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California supports U.S. demonstration projects during 2019 with $45 million clean air grant. Transportation

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2019

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia. Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.; you can check their websites for information regarding dates and locations.

Developing an LTL and E-Commerce Focused Shipping Strategy


Omnichannel is “in.” Siloed channels are out. Customers expect to get whatever they want, whenever they want, at the prices they want and the ability to change their minds up to the delivery time. It sounds like a shipping nightmare, and in some respects, it is.

Case Study: Lineage Logistics Reduces Energy Use by 34 Percent with IoT

Food Logistics

Lineage Logistics partnered with and AT&T Internet of Things to reduce energy use in 78 of its cold storage facilities

DHL Supply Chain’s Massive Investment in Emerging Technologies

Logistics Viewpoints

DHL Supply Chain recently announced plans to deploy emerging technologies in 350 of its 430 facilities in North America. This is a $300 million investment. ARC had an opportunity to dive deeper into these investments with DHL's North American leadership team. The post DHL Supply Chain’s Massive Investment in Emerging Technologies appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Logistics Service Providers Logistics Technologies Big Data DHL Supply Chain robots WMS

3PLs turn to robots to handle holiday surge

DC Velocity

Geodis and Radial deploy Locus Robotics AMRs to boost fulfillment efficiency. Robotics

Higher Gas Tax Needed to Restore U.S. Highways

Material Handling and Logistics

A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine said the gas tax would have to rise to almost 30 cents a gallon within 10 years, and the diesel levy to about 40 cents, to generate $20 billion annually, as $70 billion will be need over next 20 years


Why Returning to Stores Is the Ultimate E-Commerce & Omnichannel Customer Experience Play


E-commerce is on track to break records for sales around the globe in the 2018 holiday shopping season. Following the 2017 holiday shopping season, retailers grew significantly, and today, e-commerce makes up 17 percent of all retail sales in the U.S.

Whole Foods Drops Instacart

Food Logistics

Just after Instacart announced that it was lowering its membership prices to better compete with Amazon for Whole Foods delivery, the company announced that it will no longer be doing business with the organic grocer


Warehouse Labor: Are You Fully Leveraging This Critical Asset?

Logistics Viewpoints

But equally important are the warehouse employees who control and implement these technology solutions on a daily basis. Far from replacing human workers, advanced technologies will provide employees with increasingly strategic roles in managing warehouse results and achieving continuous service and cost improvements. However, even as warehouse employees are becoming more important, there is a global warehouse workforce shortage that is poised to worsen between now and 2030.

Decathlon USA deploys mobile robot to retail store

DC Velocity

Simbe Robotics' "Tally" bot conducts RFID inventory counts while dodging shoppers. Robotics


What factors determine flatbed rates and quotes?


Flatbed rates are always changing, but why? Let’s break down a few factors to get to the bottom of what determines flatbed rates and quotes


Shepherding the Blockchain Ecosystem with Industry Chains™


The simple problem with “private blockchains” is that they discard everything you love about the decentralization revolution.