Thu.Apr 29, 2021

Healthcare companies can partner with 3PLs for supply chain visibility

Kanban Logistics

The coronavirus has taught us all many valuable lessons. For companies within the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, the pandemic has further highlighted the importance of supply chain visibility.

4 Last-Mile Delivery Challenges and How To Solve Them

Logistics Matter

Same-day or next-day deliveries are commonplace these days, but they are still the logistical nightmares they used to be for businesses. Sellers today are inundated with greater expectations of their buyers, compelled to find ways to overcome last-mile delivery challenges.

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Integrating CRM and Fulfillment Systems: Interview with Konnektive’s Matt Martorano

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Following is a Q&A with Matt Martorano, founder and CEO of Amware partner Konnektive CRM and Checkout Champ. We talked to Matt about how CRM systems and order fulfillment operations integrate to delivery are a great customer experience. Fulfillment Operations

Continuous Warehouse Optimization and The DC Technology Gap

Logistics Viewpoints

Distribution is no longer a backwater of the economy, due in large part to the upheavals brought on by ecommerce. Today’s DCs and fulfillment centers are a major driver of employment growth and a highly visible proving ground for autonomous robots and other next-generation technologies.

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!

LTL not out of the woods, but opportunities burgeoning

The Supply Chain Journal

The less-than-truckload industry has proved resilient amid a pandemic and a plethora of supply chain disruptions. However, Mark Redini, senior vice president of LTL pricing and solutions at Echo Global Logistics, urges the industry not to let its guard down just yet.

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Check lights and logs before next week’s safety blitz

The Supply Chain Journal

With the International Roadcheck just a week away, now’s your last chance to dot your i’s and cross your t’s in and around your truck and trailer. Most vehicle violations are easily preventable — if proper precautions are routinely taken.

Some safety violations can turn into misdemeanor or felony convictions

Overdrive Online

Many drivers assume that the only risk they have in violating an FMCSR is being placed out of service by an enforcement officer and getting a mark on their CSA Score. Actually, there are numerous criminal penalties you could incur for violating them. Trucking Law

Intrastate vs. interstate: The subtle differences that matter for motor carriers

The Supply Chain Journal

Joe’s Trucking has operated successfully for 20 years as a registered intrastate carrier, handling dedicated freight for two well-known manufacturers that routinely move goods between San Antonio and Dallas.

First quarter intermodal volumes show ongoing gains, reports IANA

Logistics Management

Total first quarter volume—at 4,616,262 units—was up 10.5% annually. Trailers—at 309,274—were up 20% annually, and domestic containers—at 1,944,262—headed up 4.4%. And the all domestic equipment category, which is comprised of trailer and domestic containers, saw a 6.3% increase, to 2,253,536.

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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.

Another truckload carrier with strong Q1 earnings: USA Truck

The Supply Chain Journal

Truckload carrier USA Truck (NASDAQ: USAK) , whose stock over the past 12 months has soared more than 200%, turned in a solid performance for the first quarter. .

Growth in Online Food Delivery Continues as COVID-19 Lingers

Food Logistics

Growth in food delivery is largely driven by companies resuming operations and adapting to the “new normal” that the COVID-19 pandemic has created. Transportation / Last-Mile

Biden nominates rail expert to Surface Transportation Board

The Supply Chain Journal

President Joe Biden has nominated passenger rail expert Karen Hedlund to serve as a member of the Surface Transportation Board (STB), according to a Wednesday announcement from the White House.

Host 'Big Al' adding history to Overdrive’s Friday morning music show

Overdrive Online

If you like your trucking music seasoned with a little trucking trivia, don’t miss “Big Al” Weekley’s show Friday morning. Trucking History

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.

Port of Montreal strike end nears after lawmakers OK back-to-work legislation

The Supply Chain Journal

The strike at the Port of Montreal moved a step closer to ending after lawmakers in Canada’s House of Commons approved back-to-work legislation early Thursday. The legislation, Bill C-29 , will require longshoremen at the port to return to work immediately after it takes effect.

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Understanding 3PL Warehouse Insurance and Liability

West Coast and California Logistics

If you’re considering working with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider for warehousing, it’s easy to get excited about the many services the 3PL can provide for your products.

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Importers lost their pricing power. How should they adapt?

The Supply Chain Journal

The good news for U.S. importers: Demand for consumer goods continues to boom. The bad news: Shipments from Asia face massive delays and even when cargo finally arrives, it costs so much to transport that profit margins are slashed.

EVgo, GM Collaboration Looks to Triple the Size of Current Fast-Charging Network

NGT News

EVgo, the nation’s largest public fast-charging network for electric vehicles (EVs), has opened the first three fast-charging stations from the company’s collaboration with General Motors (GM) – aimed at tripling the size of its current network.

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

The Daily Dash: Trucking loses reprieve from California independent contractor law

The Supply Chain Journal

The Daily Dash is a quick look at what’s happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, we highlight the end of an injunction in California that had kept an independent contractor law from applying to trucking, as well as a funding round for Arrive Logistics and more. The High Five.

Do Freight Shipping Prices Vary by State?

Freight Center

Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from.

West Coast port crisis caught in infrastructure debate

The Supply Chain Journal

Trans-Pacific container rates from Asia to the U.S. that have doubled from a year ago to approximately $5,000 per box demonstrate an urgent need to pass President Joe Biden’s infrastructure package, according to a top West Coast port official.

Real-Time Transportation Visibility: 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant Results Revealed

CH Robinson Logistics

Over the past year, major disruptions from the global pandemic, severe weather, capacity shortages, the Suez Canal blockage, and more, have reinforced the vital importance of supply chains, but also shined a public spotlight on their fragility in some cases.

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5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

Steering more women to the trucking industry — Taking the Hire Road

The Supply Chain Journal

Ellen Voie, president, CEO and founder of the Women in Trucking Association , joined DriverReach founder and CEO Jeremy Reymer on this week’s episode of Taking the Hire Road to discuss strategies for steering more women to the trucking industry.

Watch: Creating the Sustainable Last Mile

Supply Chain Brain

Andre Pharand, global management consulting lead for postal and parcel industry with Accenture, reveals the findings of the firm’s new study on creating the sustainable last mile for e-commerce deliveries

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Lawmaker proposes billions in grants for truck charging stations

The Supply Chain Journal

President Joe Biden’s push to electrify the U.S. transportation sector is providing a platform for legislation that offers billions of dollars in grants and rebates for truck charging stations.

cellcentric Joint Venture Looks to Accerelate Adoption of Long-Haul Hydrogen

NGT News

Daimler Truck AG and Volvo Group have unveiled plans for a new fuel cell joint venture (JV) – cellcentric – as part of an industry-first commitment to accelerate the use of hydrogen-based fuel cells for long-haul trucks.

Get More Help With Merchant Onboarding and Get Payments Going Your Way

Software companies are increasingly looking to move up in the payments food chain and play a bigger role. This whitepaper discusses where you'll fit in the chain, your cut of the revenue, and the benefits of becoming a payment facilitator.