Tue.Mar 24, 2020

Why are E-retailers with a Single Shipping Fulfillment Center at Risk?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Internet Retailer recently polled 100 E-retailers about their fulfillment networks. According to the survey report , about half of those businesses deliver orders nationally from a single shipping fulfillment center. Not only does this strategy limit delivery speed and increase parcel shipping costs, it creates huge risk of a wholesale business interruption. Logistics Outsourcing Parcel Transportation eCommerce Fulfillment order fulfillment

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AI is Changing Everything We Thought About Forecasting Demand

Logistics Viewpoints

The rise of cloud computing, smart devices and IoT have all resulted in a massive data explosion. By 2025, the amount of data will double every 12 hours. AI now has the ability to consume data far more efficiently than humans, delivering on the possibility of insights and predictions never before imagined. But McKinsey reports that only 33% of organizations are effectively using internal and external data to take advantage of AI capabilities. Predicting future […].

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February truck tonnage tallies are mixed, reports ATA

Logistics Management

The ATA’s advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index for February—at 119.1 2015=100) headed up 1.8% from January to February, following a 0.3% decrease from January to February, which was downwardly revised from a 0.1% increase

How Classic Car Auctions are Operating During COVID-19 Pandemic

Trans Global Auto Logistics

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, everyday life has been affected in unprecedented ways. With several states and cities enacting “stay at home” orders, classic car auto auctions have had to shift the way consumers shop or completely cancel events. . Here is a look at how some of the top U.S. auto auction companies are now operating. . Ritchie Bros. . Ritchie Bros has implemented an online only protoc ol to allow auctions to continue from the virtual world.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

ATRI data shines a light on improved truck transit times during the coronavirus pandemic

Logistics Management

The role of trucking during the coronavirus pandemic cannot be overstated, and that really comes to light when looking at data issued by the American Trucking Association’s (ATA) not-for-profit research subsidiary, the American Transportation Research Institute, more commonly known as ATRI

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The Key to Managing Disruption? Outsourcing.

Blue Grace Logistics

Crises such as the COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent disruption to our economy and supply chains have truly brought to light the importance of effective risk management. In a world where normally reliable trade partners are shutdown for weeks or ports are closed or workers are furloughed, companies that were one minute functional are now scrambling for solutions to move goods from manufacturing to warehouse to distribution center to retail outlets.

When Should I Consider Intermodal Shipping?

Trinity Logistics

There are several shipping options available for your freight. Sometimes it can be difficult to know which will best fits your needs. One of those to consider for your freight is intermodal shipping. What is it? Intermodal shipping is the use of two or more modes to get the product from shipper to receiver. Another good term to know when talking about intermodal shipping is drayage. Drayage describes the trucking service from an ocean port or rail ramp.

CBRE report examines increased interest in on-demand warehousing, due to coronavirus

Logistics Management

In the report, entitled, “On-Demand Warehousing: Opportunity in a Period of Uncertainty,” CBRE explained that this interest is characterized by short-term leases for relatively small size segments, coupled with the uncertainty caused by coronavirus related to retailers’ ability to maintain necessary inventory levels is a major driver as to why on-demand warehousing has the potential to become more prevalent in the future

COVID-19: Lack of shipping containers adds a new concern to the logistics challenge


The impact Coronavirus is having over the economy and specifically over logistics looks harder every day. Ports around the world, especially in China, are stepping up their precautions on incoming vessels. The landscape somewhat looks grimmer added to the fact that there was already a container shortage even before all this started to happen. Before being officially declared a pandemic, the COVID-19 outbreak was limited only to Asia.

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

‘Urgent restocking’ continues to boost truckload spot rates and loads, reports DAT

Logistics Management

Spot market load volumes and rates for van and reefer equipment saw mostly significant gains, for the week of March 16-March 22, brought on by urgent orders, or restocking of retail goods, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to data issued by Portland, Oregon-based freight marketplace platform and information provider DAT

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Toyota, Hino Partner to Develop Heavy-Duty Fuel Cell Truck

NGT News

Toyota Motor Corp. and Hino Motors Ltd. have agreed to jointly develop a heavy-duty fuel cell truck and to proceed with initiatives toward its practical use through verification tests and other means. Toyota and Hino are determined to take proactive action toward resolving global environmental issues as one of the most important corporate tasks. The […]. The post Toyota, Hino Partner to Develop Heavy-Duty Fuel Cell Truck appeared first on NGT News.

Diesel average falls for ninth straight week, reports EIA

Logistics Management

This week’s national average—at $2.659—fell 7.4 cents compared to the week of March 16, which dropped 8.1 cents to @2.753. The average for the week of March 9 dropped 3.7 cents to $2.814. That was preceded by a 3.1-cent decline to $2.851 the week of March 2, which was preceded by a 0.008-cent decline to $2.882 the week of February 24 and the 4.6-cent decrease to $2.900 the week of February 17


The Importance of Vaccine Supply Chain

PLS Logistics

Logistics and transportation powers almost every single industry in the modern economy, including the healthcare system. Transporting medication, hospital equipment, medical supplies, and different vaccines play a crucial role in global health care. Today, medical supply chains and their proper, smooth operation define the success rate of delivered treatment. One crucial branch of health supply […]. Blog coronavirus medical supply chain supply chain

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Fitch Ratings defines Coronavirus scenarios for North American ports

Logistics Management

The coronavirus pandemic is having sizable and wide-ranging effects on the port space, both through disruptions to supply chains emanating from the first rounds of infection in Asia and government-imposed restrictions on individuals, businesses, and corporations alike, according to Fitch Ratings

How To Communicate The Coronavirus Pandemic To Your Customers?

GoShip Blog

The unexpected wave of Coronavirus is affecting the world’s economy beyond belief, causing business owners panic. Certain businesses that were most affected, like restaurants, bars, caterings, etc, have already started laying off their workforce. It is a huge challenge for both employees and small businesses. However, the freezing period does not necessarily mean that it is over for your business.

Q&A: Ross Spanier, Senior Vice President of Solutions at GlobalTranz

Logistics Management

Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Ross Spanier, Senior Vice President of Solutions at GlobalTranz, a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based based full-service 3PL focused on freight brokerage and technology services provider. In a wide-ranging conversation, Berman and Spanier discussed the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic on supply chains, as well as capacity conditions, rates, and intermodal, among others

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How Lawn and Landscape Professionals Can Support Their Customers During COVID-19


Time To Read: 5 minutes. The spring equinox has come, signaling the end of winter and typically the start of another busy season for lawn and landscaping professionals. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are experiencing a temporary halt in business during a crucial time. This could be due to customers concerned with having visitors to their homes, being conservative to save money, a government mandated quarantine, or employees possibly becoming ill and recovering.

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Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

The World’s Largest Brands Are Using Inventory Accuracy and Yard Automation to Fight COVID-19 Chaos


In an uncertain world where supply chain disruption is becoming a certainty, here’s how good inventory management enabled by automation can help companies gain the supply chain visibility they need to keep the wheels turning. When the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) responded to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus in late-2019, the outbreak’s far-reaching consequences couldn’t have been predicted.

How Last-Mile Delivery Services Can Keep Up With COVID-19 Demand


Time To Read: 5 minutes. As the world works to limit the spread of COVID-19 and adapt to changing restrictions, routines, and best practices, one thing remains true: consumers and businesses still need to receive fresh food and groceries. While most people thought of grocery, food, and beverage delivery as a convenience even just a few weeks ago, many individuals and families now find themselves in a position where online ordering is an absolute necessity.

TMS with Inbound Freight Capabilities: Order Fulfillment, Routing, & Optimization


How often does your organization think about order fulfillment, routing, and optimization? Failures within inbound freight management will naturally lead to problems fulfilling orders and an inability to properly optimize outbound freight. The application of an advanced transportation management system, specifically a TMS that provides inbound freight capabilities, proves valuable to shippers who wish to […].

SMB Shippers Find Stability With 3PLs During COVID-19

Freight Center

As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 wreaks havoc with every facet of life in America and around the globe, small-to-medium-sized business (SMB) operators search for stability wherever they can find it. Health and supply chain issues are always on their plates, but not at the level they are today. In some parts of the country, entire metropolitan areas, such as the San Francisco Bay area, are on virtual lockdown, as people have been instructed to “shelter in place.”

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How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

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What Goes WRONG in Logistics Outsourcing? (Role Play)

Logistics Bureau

Watch this worst-case scenario roleplay (starring Rob as John Jones – the customer – Logistics Manager from OZ Health, and starring Rob again as George Smith – the 3PL Provider – Ops Manager at AAA Distribution). Take a closer look at how John fails to do the following points: 1. Establish clear outsourcing objectives. Identify what is being outsourced. Approach suitable suppliers. Provide detailed data and service needs.

Coronavirus: New challenge to buy in Mercadona

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

I am going to talk about “Mercadona” which you can find it at every corner in Valencia.Mercadona is the Spanish distribution chain that sells the most own-brand or reseller branded products, accounting for 46.5 per cent of the total products sold. In addition, about 60% of the products it sells come from its own brands.Literally?we we can buy basic things we need for life in here. In this crisis time, Mercadona as a resource of people living.It

FMCSA Helping to Ease Regulations on Truckers During COVID-19


The FMCSA is showing a united front with the White House’s emergency declaration regarding Coronavirus. The declaration will cease enforcement of some HOS rules and ease enforcement on others for truckers. FMCSA officials said that this marks the first time the organization has issued nationwide HOS relief. There are many first-time events happening during COVID-19 and these efforts are clearly necessary to keep food and critical supplies moving.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.