Fri.Jul 16, 2021

How Accounts Receivable (AR) Benefits Your Company

Freight Center

The age-old question has been which is more important to a business - cash flow or profitability? Well, they do go hand in hand, but poor cash flow might eventually result in your losing vendors, suppliers, and lenders, which can severely damage your business.

Fred Meyer warehouse workers in Pacific NW prepare for strike

The Supply Chain Journal

Grocery distribution to Fred Meyer stores in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska could be disrupted starting Sunday if unionized warehouse workers vote to strike after talks on a new contract broke down.


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'Routine, day's end, on the way home': Getting there without advanced assist tech tripping you up

Overdrive Online

On Overdrive Radio, real-world perspective from two operators on the space where increasingly sophisticated driver-assist technologies meet the realities of the road. And: W. Tim Miller's old-school 1982 359 and farming/hauling operation. Overdrive Radio

Service-level agreements maximize efficiency, preserve relationships

The Supply Chain Journal

Despite its growing infatuation with technology, logistics continues to be a relationship-based industry at its core. As with all professional relationships are changeable and sometimes strained.

New Supply Chain Design Software Benefits Calculator

Curious how much can you potentially save by optimizing your supply chain network? Our benefits calculator helps you find out.

Join in the fight as a trucker against trafficking

Truck News

Shari’s story is difficult to hear, but we need to listen. You can almost picture the 15-year-old and her cousin heading to Wendy’s to buy a Frosty, one of those everyday experiences of childhood. The guy in the Lincoln says he’s related to a high school friend.

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Best Practices for Improving FTL Strategy | PLS Logistics Services

PLS Logistics

There are several recommended practices that can improve your truckload freight performance if you're looking to optimize your FTL strategy and freight management

News Alert: I-16 in central Georgia could reopen by Friday night

The Supply Chain Journal

Good news for truckers: A section of Interstate 16 in Georgia that was shut down early Thursday could be back open soon. Related: Accident dislodges Georgia overpass, forces I-16 closure.

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Supply Chain Automation Research: How to Balance People & Technology in a Post-COVID World


Get data-backed insights from 800 global supply chain leaders as they look to strike a balance human expertise and digital transformation

A cruel summer for shipping stocks as tide turns

The Supply Chain Journal

You could be forgiven for unloading your tanker stocks — the tanker market just suffered its worst six months in three decades. But container shipping and dry bulk stocks? Container shipping remains at an all-time high. In dry cargo, spot rates for midsized bulkers continue to top $30,000 per day.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

The fight to find new customers and retain existing ones is the biggest business challenge for many companies. Technology will continue to play a part in fostering buyer allegiance and building brands in the “new normal.” In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

11 Warehouse Automation Trends in 2021


In this article, we show you the biggest warehouse automation trends in 2021 that could change your warehouse operations. For each of the trends, you’ll learn: What it is and how it works. The benefits of implementing it. Companies that offer it. Let’s get started! Table of Contents.

Hot Shots: Dislodged bridge, deluge, dust storm and more

The Supply Chain Journal

Every Friday, FreightWaves takes a look at the past week or so in social media, highlighting trucking, transportation and weather. This week features a Georgia overpass dislodged by a hopper, big rigs that wrecked during a New Mexico dust storm and vehicles floating in Arizona flash floods.

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Does your 3PL have a warehouse business continuity plan?

Kanban Logistics

Hurricanes, blizzards, tornadoes, fires, and floods; these are just some of the disasters that can endanger people and property. They can also endanger your products – even within the seemingly safe confines of a 3PL warehouse.

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Shipper to Congress: Inflation ‘rampant’ through supply chain

The Supply Chain Journal

Congress received an on-the-ground report from an industrial shipper on how rapid price increases for goods and services can be traced directly to bottlenecks in the supply chain.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

AAR reports mixed U.S. rail carload and intermodal volumes, for week ending July 10

Logistics Management

Rail carloads—at 210,297—increased 4.3% annually, trailing the weeks ending Jul3 and June 26, at 236,486 and 237,117, respectively


Full steam ahead: Why container ships are racing across the Pacific

The Supply Chain Journal

There are almost no container ships in the world left for liners to charter. Secondhand purchase prices are through the roof. It takes two years or more to get a newly built ship. How can liners find more capacity?

June retail sales see solid annual gains, reports Commerce and NRF

Logistics Management

Commerce reported that June retail sales—at $621.3 billion—were down 0.6% compared to May’s revised $617.9 billion (from an original reading of $620.2 billion) and up 18% compared to June 2020. And total retail sales from April through May headed up 31.5% compared to the same period a year ago


FedEx unit invests $100 million in Indian logistics firm Delhivery

The Supply Chain Journal

FedEx Express, the air and international unit of FedEx Corp.

Supply Chain Network Design: The Ultimate Use Cases eBook

Explore the most common use cases for network design and optimization software. This eBook shares how supply chain leaders leverage their supply chain design software to tackle a variety of challenges and questions.

Podcast | How to Keep CPG Supply Chains From Running Blind

Supply Chain Brain

End-to-end visibility of data and product is essential to the efficient operation of consumer packaged goods supply chains. Unfortunately, many are running blind

Inside the investigation into a double-brokering scheme — Long-Haul Crime Log

The Supply Chain Journal

Hundreds of trucking companies had been allegedly defrauded in an elaborate scheme utilizing a controversial practice called double brokering.

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Netcore Cloud Enters North American Market With Omnichannel Marketing Automation Platform

Supply Chain Brain

Netcore Cloud, a customer engagement platform that helps B2C brands create personalized digital experiences, has announced its entrance into the North American market

Project44, Tive make NASCAR debut Sunday

The Supply Chain Journal

As the pace car pulls into pit road and the chief starter waves their green flags this Sunday, NASCAR’s nationwide viewers will watch James Davison take off in the newly sponsored No. 15 vehicle highlighting real-time visibility provider project44 and location tracking company Tive.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

‘This madness must stop’ – clients go bust as shipping lines pile on surcharges

The LoadStar

Ocean carriers are becoming ever more creative with the names for huge surcharges they are loading on top of already colossal FAK rates.

President of Panama lauds nations’ ties in visit to Port Houston

The Supply Chain Journal

Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo Cohen, on a visit to Port Houston , celebrated his country’s expansion of the Panama Canal and its effect on the biggest port along the Texas Gulf Coast.

South-east Asia hit by new lockdowns just as exports start to pick up

The LoadStar

New Covid restrictions are disrupting manufacturing and logistics in South-east Asia, creating order backlogs and shipping delays.

In search of transformative tech, UP Partners looks to urban air mobility companies

The Supply Chain Journal

The underlying technologies that are fueling the urban air mobility (UAM) sector are still in their infancy in many cases, but they will be the base upon which the future movement of people and goods depend.

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.