Tue.Jul 27, 2021

Your Best Parcel Shipping Strategy: Source Capacity from All Carriers

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Capacity shortages among parcel carrier companies have escalated concerns among eCommerce and omnichannel retailers. These businesses rely heavily on FedEx, UPS, USPS, DHL, and various regional carriers to deliver goods.

Killing Ghost Loads and Phantom Data with Michael Darden

The Logistics of Logistics

Killing Ghost Loads and Phantom Data with Michael Darden. Michael Darden and Joe Lynch discuss killing ghost loads and phantom data. Michael is the CEO of DFM Data Corp, a utility company designed to be a tool between digital partners moving freight in the USA and Canada. About Michael Darden.

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Driver Shortage, Driverless Vehicles, and Other Supply Chain Curiosities

Logistics Viewpoints

If you thought it was difficult to find good drivers before the 2020 pandemic, try finding drivers of any caliber afterwards. Driver shortages have become even more of a reality in the supply chain industry for a number of reasons, chief among them being the sharp rise in demand.

BlueGrace Logistics Expands Integration with Trucker Tools, Adds Time-Saving Book-It-Now® App

Blue Grace Logistics

Leading 3PL builds on previous integration of Trucker Tools’ real-time visibility and predictive freight matching, launches automated one-click booking to further streamline transactions for owner-operators, small-fleet truckload community.

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4 Critical Steps to Build into Your Digital Logistics Strategy

Up your logistics game by empowering your supply chain with AI-powered analytics, real-time collaboration, IoT-enabled track and trace, and cognitive decision-making to achieve digital logistics success. Build your strategy around these 4 critical steps.

Recollections of a century's worth of history in one family with truck driving roots and branches

Overdrive Online

This special edition of Overdrive Radio re-airs a talk with Jay Thompson, looking back on his family's history in trucking, all the way back to his grandfather Walter, 18 years old and trucking with a chauffer's license in 1917. Overdrive Radio

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FreightWaves founder acquires Flying, the world’s most read aviation publication

The Supply Chain Journal

Craig Fuller, the founder and CEO of FreightWaves, acquired Flying , the world’s most widely read aviation publication from Bonnier Corporation. The American enthusiast publisher has owned Flying for over a decade.

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Grants Awarded for DC Fast Chargers in 25 Fla. Locations

NGT News

Blink Charging Co. has been awarded Phase 2 grants from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to deploy DC fast charging stations. The 25 sites, featuring a total of 52 DC fast chargers, will be located in high-traffic areas along the state’s major interstate highways.


TFI confronts unprofitable thorns in UPS Freight turnaround

The Supply Chain Journal

TFI International’s dramatic improvement to the profitability of the former UPS Freight business came as the Canadian company began confronting the “low-hanging fruit” of the LTL carrier’s unprofitable freight and shippers, CEO Alain Bedard said. “We

Going digital: B2B eCommerce and what it means for manufacturers and distributors


The pandemic exposed serious weaknesses in the operations of manufacturers and distributors, not the least of which was the lack of robustness in our supply chains.

Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.

Sold out: PACCAR done taking 2021 orders amid swelling demand

The Supply Chain Journal

Truck manufacturer PACCAR Inc. is sold out of Peterbilt, Kenworth and DAF Trucks around the world and has more than a third of the backlog of the industry’s unbuilt orders, the company said in reporting Q2 financial results Tuesday.

When You’re Hustling for Business, it Pays to be Smart About it

Envase Technologies

Make better deals faster with data in the palm of your hand. Picture this, you’re chatting with a potential new client.

Wildfires halt Union Pacific, BNSF trains in Northern California

The Supply Chain Journal

Western U.S. railroads Union Pacific and BNSF have been grappling with wildfires in California and Oregon that have closed portions of their networks.

A Hero on the Road, Darin Pope’s Unexpected Stop

Carter Logistics

Wilkinson, IN – Darin Pope, a professional driver with Carter Express, made an unexpected stop that potentially saved a life. Just as the sun was setting in Wilkinson, Darin, was on the last leg of his route when he noticed something white and puffy laying on the side of State Road 109.

Cognitive Manufacturing: 4 Strategic Pillars That Drive Successful Outcomes

Manufacturers are eagerly embracing Industry 4.0 to gain end-to-end supply chain visibility, reduce OpEx spend, improve asset health and accelerate time to market. Explore the 4 strategic pillars that drive successful cognitive manufacturing outcomes.

Containers are being built at a record pace. It’s still not enough

The Supply Chain Journal

When will the container capacity crunch finally ease? For an early indicator, keep an eye on production of the humble 40-foot dry cargo box. If the volume and cost of new containers pull back, supply chain pressures are abating.

5 Tips for Navigating Global Port Congestion and the Ocean Container Shortage

Now, That's Logistics

If 2020 was the year for pandemic-driven disruption for organizations around the globe, then 2021 is the year when those interruptions trickled down into the world’s supply chains.

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Drug distributors propose wide-ranging opioid settlement

The Supply Chain Journal

This is an excerpt from Medically Necessary, a health care supply chain newsletter. Subscribe here. Top line: After years of negotiations, several major drug distributors have proposed a $21 billion settlement to resolve a large number of claims that they contributed to the opioid crisis.

UPS posts solid second quarter earnings results

Logistics Management

Quarterly revenue—at $23.4 billion—increased 14.5% annually, and adjusted earnings per share—at $3.06—saw saw a 43.7% annual gain, topping Wall Street expectations of $2.81. Operating profit—at $3.258 billion—rose 47.3

Just in Time vs. Just in Case: What’s the Way Forward for Supply Chains?

Just-in-time supply chains worked just fine — until they didn’t. Is more inventory the answer? It’s not a binary solution. Read this latest GEP paper to learn how enterprises can ensure adequate supplies without running excess inventory.

C.H. Robinson beats the Street, will pursue market share where margins are

The Supply Chain Journal

Robinson posted second-quarter adjusted earnings per share of $1.44, handily beating the Street’s consensus estimate of $1.31/share. Gross revenue for the second quarter came in at $5.5 billion, up 52.5% from the freight market trough during the depths of COVID lockdowns a year ago.

How to Choose the Best Shipping Provider

GoShip Blog

. The smooth delivery of your products is the first way to build trust and customer satisfaction. . When running a business, you must find an affordable, reliable, fast, and secure way for your items to reach your customers. .

School’s out of stock

The Supply Chain Journal

Welcome to the WHAT THE TRUCK?!? newsletter. In this issue, school supply shortages; Bed Bath & Beyond teams with Ryder; how to stop gas pump ads; more. No more pencils, no more books. Dooner / Canva.

National diesel average dips after 12 weeks of gains

Logistics Management

The national average—at $3.342 per gallon—dipped $0.002 cents, following the week ending July 19, at $3.344, the week ending July 12, at $3.388, and the week ending July 5, at $3.331.


Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.

Canada border officers vote to strike, warn of supply chain disruption

The Supply Chain Journal

Thousands of Canada Border Services Agency personnel have overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike – something that could throw a wrench into port, cross-border trucking, airfreight and international parcel operations. The strike could happen as early as Aug.

June intermodal volumes see solid gains, reports IANA

Logistics Management

Total June shipments—at 1,585,111—rose 12.0% annually, below May’s 22.4% annual gain, to 1,616,620 units


SEDNA raises $34M, brings ‘speed, simplicity’ to supply chain communications

The Supply Chain Journal

The operations behind moving goods around the world takes coordination among a number of supply chain actors to solve complex problems effectively. A proper channel of communication among these teams can be difficult to achieve and can leave a lot of room for error and slow workflow.

Picking the Right Supply Chain KPI

Logistics Bureau

KPI or Key Performance Indicator can be defined as a practical and objective measurement of progress, either: Towards a predetermined goal, or. Against a required standard of performance. We also all know our KPIs need to be SMART. Specific. Measurable. Attainable. Relevant. Time-Based.

Leverage SAP IBP to Drive Planning Transformation

Today, traditional SAP IBP deployments are not enough. You need to assure you are leveraging its maximum potential to truly transform planning. And to reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and advance digitalization to gain competitive advantage.