Thu.May 06, 2021

The Challenge of Multi-Channel Order Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If your business isn’t already selling through multiple channels, you’re probably considering it. With good reason, given that 85% of American shoppers purchase through a minimum of two channels.

Creating a Green Marine Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Seventy-one percent of the surface of our “blue planet” is covered by oceans which is also reflected in the fact that 80% of goods are moved via sea transportation within the global supply chain [1].


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Transportation and Technology: How to Crack the “Cost of Goods Sold” Conundrum

Food Logistics

In order to truly optimize cost of goods sold operations, businesses must begin to include transportation under their COGS umbrella. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

Industry Leading 3PL Provider Partners with Atlanta-Based Restorative Justice Program to Reduce Recidivism Rates

Blue Grace Logistics

BlueGrace Logistics has pledged Silver-level patronage to RED and professional development modules for graduates.

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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.

Cancer survivor with many interests part of Overdrive’s Friday music show

Overdrive Online

Weekley introduced Barb Duncan last week and will finish her story Friday on “Overdrive’s Music to Truck By: Today’s tunes from the men and women behind the wheel." The program airs from 10 a.m. to noon Eastern each Friday.

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Trucking companies seek to force Indianapolis brokerage into bankruptcy

The Supply Chain Journal

A coalition of trucking companies filed a petition on Monday to force an Indianapolis-based freight brokerage into Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings for unpaid transportation services. The involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy petition, filed in U.S.

Last Mile Logistics: Why More Shippers Are Expanding Capability Into Last Mile Delivery


Last mile logistics remains a confusing part of the modern supply chain. While initially perceived as relatively simple, last mile logistics are much more critical than many shippers realize. The last mile delivery is the actual point of interaction between a given shipper and the customer.

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$174B hydrogen aircraft market by 2040, Avia Solutions Group chairman says

The Supply Chain Journal

The value of the global hydrogen aircraft market is anticipated to reach $27.68 billion in 2030 and jump up to $174.02 billion by 2040, Gediminas Žiemelis, chairman of the board of Avia Solutions Group, said in a release.

Suez Canal Disaster: Ever Given’s Cargo Owners Facing an Unexpected $900M Bill

Now, That's Logistics

When the mega-ship Ever Given ran aground in the Suez Canal in March, it blocked vessels from using this vital maritime artery for six full days. The toll this incident has taken on global trade is incalculable.

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.

US regulator probing China’s role in container shortage

The Supply Chain Journal

A top maritime official has started an informal investigation into whether China is using its market power to monopolize containers and other equipment crucial to international supply chains to pump up rates paid by American exporters. Carl Bentzel, a U.S.

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A Simple Checklist for Going Global with Your Online Business

Ship Monk

Ahoy, matey! If you’re anything like us, the urge to stretch your sea legs has been keeping you tossing and turning at night. Sure, you’ve built an incredible brand , razzled and dazzled your target demographic , and reached the apex of sales conversions … but is there more? .

Hot market creating a ‘war’ for freight brokerage talent

The Supply Chain Journal

On Monday, Amit Mehrotra, an analyst at Deutsche Bank, stated that due to customer demand, low inventory levels, housing demand and federal stimulus, the current market constraints on trucking and international container capacity are likely to continue into 2023.

The Overarching Impact of COVID-19 on Supply Chains

Blue Grace Logistics

The COVID-19 outbreak has had profound impact on global freight networks and having far-reaching implications on the overall global economy.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Double digits! Clean Energy announces multiple RNG agreements

The Supply Chain Journal

Los Angeles-based port drayage company Pac Anchor Transportation recently added 23 natural gas trucks to its fleet, and they are expected to use 2.5 million gallons of renewable natural gas (RNG) from Clean Energy Fuels ( NASDAQ: CLNE ).

The Overarching Impact of COVID-19 on Supply Chains

Blue Grace Logistics

The COVID-19 outbreak has had profound impact on global freight networks and having far-reaching implications on the overall global economy.

Inspiring Leadership Towards a Greater Future — Taking the Hire Road

The Supply Chain Journal

Chris Spear, president and CEO of American Trucking Associations (ATA), joined DriverReach founder and CEO Jeremy Reymer on this week’s episode of Taking the Hire Road to discuss the highly debated DRIVE-Safe Act, ATA’s securement of federal “essential” status for carriers and ensuring facilities stay open throughout the pandemic. “It’s

Nikola, Total Transportation Services Sign LOI for 100 Battery-Electric Semi-Trucks

NGT News

Nikola Corp., a company that specializes in zero-emissions transportation and infrastructure solutions, says it is collaborating with Total Transportation Services Inc.

Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

Food inventories ‘literally being eaten into,’ Americold says

The Supply Chain Journal

Cold storage facility operator Americold Realty Trust ( NYSE: COLD ) said manufacturers still aren’t producing food products at pre-COVID levels and recent production activity isn’t keeping pace with demand.

Q&A: Malcolm Wilson, XPO Logistics, CEO, Europe, and incoming CEO, GXO Logistics

Logistics Management

Logistics Management Group News Editor recently spoke with Malcolm Wilson, CEO of XPO Logistics, Europe, and incoming CEO of GXO Logistics, soon to be XPO's standalone global contract logistics group.

Cabless pod developer Einride raises $110M from new and existing investors

The Supply Chain Journal

Sweden-based Einride, whose driverless and cabless freight pods run on electricity, has raised $110 million in a Series B funding round. First-time investors include Soros Fund Management LLC; Singapore’s Temasek Holdings Ltd.; Maersk Growth, the corporate venture arm of A.P.

Watch: Building the Supply Chain for ‘Green’ Cars

Supply Chain Brain

Simon Croom, professor of supply chain management at the University of San Diego School of Business, discusses what it will take for Volkswagen and other automakers to create a truly green vehicle and its supporting supply chain

A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

Carload and intermodal traffic strong in April and Q1: AAR, IANA

The Supply Chain Journal

Volume categories such as grain and intermodal helped U.S. rail traffic near pre-pandemic levels in April, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). For the month, rail volumes totaled 2.13 million carloads and intermodal units, a 29.1% increase from April 2020.

Preliminary North American Class 8 orders are solid in April

Logistics Management

FTR reported that preliminary April North American Class 8 orders—at 34,600 units—were down 15% compared to March (snapping a six-month streak of monthly orders topping the 40,000 mark), while remaining above typical seasonal trends.

Why this tanker shipping depression is different from past slumps

The Supply Chain Journal

Shipping busts can be even more exciting than shipping booms. When spot rates crash, debt comes due, vessels are arrested, bankruptcies pile up and vultures swoop in. But not all shipping collapses are so action-packed. Sometimes things never devolve into total crisis mode.

WattEV Looks to Electrify California Trucking with Pilot Truck Stop

NGT News

WattEV, a company focused on transitioning the U.S. trucking industry to zero emissions, says it is building a pilot electric truck stop in Bakersfield, Calif.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

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