Fri.Apr 02, 2021

What Is Real-Time Inventory Management?

FW Logsitcs

Having outdated inventory information can slow down the order fulfillment process, frustrate customers, and harm your company’s reputation. To ensure you always have current data on your inventory’s status and location, partner with a warehouse that uses cutting-edge, real-time inventory technology.

This Week in Logistics News (March 27 – April 3)

Logistics Viewpoints

Spring brings about a plethora of annual traditions. For example, yesterday was Major League Baseball’s opening day, which turned into a rainout for my hometown Red Sox. Another yearly tradition is the emergence of annual cicadas, which are found in every US state.

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The Ever Given Continues to Impact Supply Chains Despite Being Freed from the Suez Canal


The world received exciting news this week as a 220,200-ton cargo ship named the Ever Given was freed from the Suez Canal after being stuck for six days. The Suez Canal is one of the most important trade arteries in the world. It connects Asia to Europe and the U.S. East Coast.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 2, 2021)

Talking Logistics

Q1 2021 is in the books. The pandemic is still with us, but we have vaccines and toilet paper, so an improvement from last year. Onward and upward we go! Unless you’re a cargo ship, anchored and waiting.) —- Suez Canal Opens, but Shipping Will Be Snarled for Months (WSJ – sub.

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.

The Produce Tipping Point: How the Produce Season May Tip the Load-to-Truck Scales

CH Robinson Logistics

This year’s produce season is felt after a series of events impacting transportation. The power outages in Texas, the inclement weather in the Midwest, and the Ever Given ship at the Suez Canal, all of these contribute to a tight transportation market.

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Podcast | How Can We Achieve ‘Transportation Justice’?

Supply Chain Brain

For all the attention that we pay to the movement of goods from origin to destination, do we ever give thought to the communities that lie in their path

Flailing toward an 'automated future'? Over the Road reality, more in final episode

Overdrive Online

In the finale of Overdrive Radio's re-air of the OTR podcast, a long look with Long Haul Paul Marhoefer at both skeptics and proselytizers of trucking automation, with plenty emphasis on where truckers stand in today's on-highway reality. Overdrive Radio

What Are the Top Supply Chain Management Jobs

The Supply Chain Journal

There are many critical roles when it comes to the variety of different jobs in the supply chain. To better understand how the supply chain works, it’s essential to be aware of the central jobs that empower it, not necessarily managers as a level within the company, and how they function.

Trust and Moving to the Cloud


The Coronavirus pandemic caused people to take notice of what technology could do. The IDC has reported that over 65% of companies have accelerated digital initiatives. Recently, surveys have indicated that companies are optimistic about growth in 2021 and going forward.

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.

Walmart’s Consolidation Centres Aimed at Supply Chain Efficiency

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

Walmart’s consolidation centres all over the U.S are expected to increase the speed and efficiencies with Walmart’s supply chain. These high-tech consolidations centres are able to receive, sort and ship freight out to the retailer’s other 42 regional distribution centres.

Manifest Opens Registration for January Event in Las Vegas

Supply Chain Brain

Registration is officially open for Manifest, scheduled to take place January 25 – 27, 2022, at the Paris Las Vegas

the race for covid-19 inoculation

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

At the beginning of the pandemic, the global objective was to “flatten the curve” of contagions. One year later, the objective is to “accelerate the curve” of vaccination to achieve immunity in the shortest time possible, a medical and logistical challenge at global scale.

AAR reports U.S. rail carload and intermodal gains, for week ending March 27

Logistics Management

Rail carloads—at 232,561—saw a 6% annual gain, and intermodal units—at 289,170—rose 25.8% annually


The Business Costs of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chains have weathered a lot recently: a pandemic, natural disasters, trade wars and more. The Economist and GEP surveyed 400 senior execs to find out their real business impacts. The results? Shocking, but not surprising. Read the report now.

Amazon’s most surreal warehouse patents

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

As the last blog posts of Belen and Lucas showed, the company Amazon is driving innovation forward in the logistic industry like no other company.

[INFOGRAPHIC] FreightWaves SONAR spot freight market data sources

FreightWaves SONAR

(Graphics created by Emily Ricks) There are ample opportunities to take advantage of spot versus contract freight data insights. Unfortunately, this is one unique situation in which it becomes difficult to see the forest for the trees.

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