Tue.Jul 20, 2021

Are You Using the Right Packaging for DIM Weight Pricing?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Though dimensional weight, or DIM weight, is hardly a new pricing model, it remains a hidden profit killer for eCommerce fulfillment operations that don’t properly manage it.

Why XPO is Spinning Off GXO with Mark Manduca

The Logistics of Logistics

Why XPO is Spinning Off GXO with Mark Manduca. Mark Manduca and Joe Lynch discuss why XPO is spinning off GXO. Mark is the Chief Investment Officer of XPO which is leader in logistics, brokerage and LTL. About Mark Manduca.

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Ever Given to miss Hamburg call on safety grounds

Supply Chain and Logistics

The saga of the Ever Given, stuck in the Suez Canal for days, goes on. It is sailing again with cargo, but can’t land everywhere, due to restrictions on its propulsion and speed. It is skipping Hamburg. All this means … Continue reading → Logistics Service Management Shipping Supply Chains cargo container shipping disaster intermodal supply chains

The finalists: Overdrive's 2021 Pride & Polish truck beauty championship

Overdrive Online

Custom truck owners submitted 64 entries, and these entries received hundreds of online votes. Here are the finalists. Winners in each category will be announced in a streaming event here Thursday, August 5, 2021. Pride & Polish

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.

HHS researching ways to expand production of gloves, gowns

The Supply Chain Journal

This is an excerpt from Medically Necessary, a health care supply chain newsletter. Subscribe here. The news: The Department of Health and Human Services, with assistance from an Air Force team, is researching ways to expand domestic production of nitrile gloves and medical gowns.

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FreightWaves Classics: I-16 connects Georgia’s ports to the Southeast

The Supply Chain Journal

Last week, Interstate 16 (I-16) was closed in both directions between Exit 71 and Exit 78 following extensive damage to an overpass in Treutlen County.

Understanding LTL and Parcel Shipping: What’s Best for My Small Business?

GoShip Blog

As a business owner, you will need to look for a secure and economical way to send your products to your customers. Most e-commerce business owners are familiar with the sky-high fees of small parcel carriers like FedEx, DHL, and UPS. Don’t even get us started on sending oversized or bulky parcels!

Transfix’s ‘right formula’ attracts Transportation Insight veteran

The Supply Chain Journal

While quadrupling revenue and tripling its enterprise customers over the last few years, the transportation solutions provider Transfix has brought on elite executives, like recent hire WeWork’s Christian Lee, to help manage the company’s growth strategy.

Are You Prepared for the Summer Shipping Season?

Now, That's Logistics

Companies prepare for the summer shipping season in different ways depending on current customer demands, the transportation environment, and other outside factors.

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!

FMC to assess whether container lines are abusing market power

The Supply Chain Journal

The Federal Maritime Commission plans to audit nine of the largest container carriers operating in U.S. markets to find out if they are using their market power to overcharge shippers on detention and demurrage fees.

WorkWave Demonstrates Significant Financial Success Through First Half of 2021

WorkWave

Time To Read: 3 minutes. Strategic initiatives and two strong acquisitions propel WorkWave into its next stages of growth and success.

2 contracts in 2 weeks: XPO, Teamsters come to agreement in Trenton

The Supply Chain Journal

The Teamsters union now has a second contract in place with XPO.

Different Types of Supply Chains

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chains vary! In this episode, we’re going to talk about how the supply chains differ from each other and why you should be careful in comparing or copying your supply chain with others. Watch this: Best Regards, Rob O’Byrne. Email: robyrne@logisticsbureau.com. Phone: +61 417 417 307.

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.

The warehouse paradox: Looking to remnant spaces

The Supply Chain Journal

As consumers become more willing to open up their wallets and e-commerce continues to surge, acquiring warehouse space near customers is more important than ever. Space is also more expensive than ever.

Port Chief Sees U.S. Import Surge ‘Easily’ Lasting Into 2022

Supply Chain Brain

Congestion from an influx of goods continues to overwhelm port terminals, exhaust warehouse space and strain transportation connections like trucks and rail depots

Midwest Carriers acquires booze hauler Osborn & Son Trucking

The Supply Chain Journal

Midwest Carriers announced Tuesday that it recently acquired refrigerated hauler Osborn & Son Trucking. Fond du Lac, Wisconsin-based Osborn & Son operates a fleet of 21 tractors and 60 trailers out of its consolidation facilities in New Jersey and Illinois.

Service-Level Agreements Maximize Efficiency, Preserve Relationships

Blue Grace Logistics

By Ashley Coker | FreightWaves Associate Editor. Published July 16, 2021. Agreements align well with wider industry pushes for both transparency and trackability. Despite its growing infatuation with technology, logistics continues to be a relationship-based industry at its core.

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.

2021 Shipper of Choice profile: Walmart

The Supply Chain Journal

The FreightWaves Shipper of Choice award is presented in partnership with ArcBest and recognizes retailers, distributors and manufacturers that are keeping the U.S. economy moving by improving efficiency along the supply chain, providing accessible facilities and fighting driver detention.

Retail Operations Threatened By Supply Chain Disruptions

Blue Grace Logistics

Disruptions have impacted many aspects of the supply chain. This has impeded the ability for shippers to rely on consistency in their logistics processes, and for retail to have an accurate inventory forecast.

Blowout cargo revenue helps United Airlines beat Q2 expectations

The Supply Chain Journal

United Airlines (NASDAQ: UAL ) impressed a year ago when cargo sales jumped 36% during the early stages of the COVID pandemic. That was merely a warmup for the 2021 second quarter when the passenger carrier more than doubled cargo revenue to $606 million from the 2019 benchmark period.

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Collaborative Shipping Exception Management Brings Parties Together for Efficient Handling

Turvo

For most shipping managers today, the two most significant challenges involve addressing shipping exceptions and overcoming supply chain disruptions. Identifying, addressing, and overcoming exceptions within the shipping network chain is essential for maintaining effective handling and processing.

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!

Keeping customization in the family — Transmission

The Supply Chain Journal

Most automakers rely on “just-in-time” manufacturing to optimize production. That model requires precise coordination throughout every link in the global supply chain. And that’s where AIT Worldwide Logistics comes in.

New Partnership to Develop Heavy-Duty EVs for North America

NGT News

Dallas-based investor Principal Solar Inc. has executed a development agreement with India-based heavy-duty electric vehicle (EV) maker IPLTech Electric Pvt.

Giving transportation stocks some love — Great Quarter, Guys

The Supply Chain Journal

This episode is brought to you by Emerge, The Digital Freight Marketplace. While market volatility is affecting everyone, you need an RFP expert to navigate the uncertainty. Industry expertise and technology for your RFP event, now and in the future.

Diesel average heads up for 12th straight week, reports EIA

Logistics Management

For the week ending July 19, the national diesel average eked out a $0.007-cent increase, to $3.344 per gallon, topping the week ending July 12, at $3.388, and the week ending July 5, at $3.331.

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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.