Tue.Jul 28, 2020

Polybag Packaging Can Drive Six-Figure Savings Versus Shipping Boxes

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re looking for more economical shipping options, don’t be afraid to think outside the box. More accurately, don’t be afraid to think beyond it – because in many cases the key to significant eCommerce fulfillment savings may not require the use of an actual box at all.

3PL vs. 4PL vs. 5PL—Here’s the Difference

Food Logistics

Food Logistics breaks down the difference between 3PLs, 4PLs and 5PLs and why these partnerships matter, especially in a time of crisis. 3PL/4PL

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Editor’s Pick: Preparing for Future Disruptions – Using Technology to Strengthen Your Export Compliance Program

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics.

A Look Ahead to UPS’ Second Quarter Earnings – Air Volumes

Logistics Trends and Insights

UPS announces its much anticipated second-quarter earnings on July 30th. Ground volumes will likely be strong with much of it still B2C related as many consumers remained home.

Are Chinese Citrus Imports a Major Threat to Florida’s Agricultural Community?

Blue Grace Logistics

The recent federal decision to authorize the import of certain citrus fruits from China has garnered significant attention since its announcement in April. More so in an ongoing pandemic situation across the world, this came as a major shock to the indigenous farmers and authorities in Florida.

Unique Challenges Facing Food & Beverage Supply Chains

Kuebix

Food and beverage companies produce and distribute essential products every day. The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in food shoppers buying supplies for a longer period of time (ex.

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Application of Technologies for Logistics Integration

SIPMM Professional Publications

Integrated Logistics plays a vital role in the total supply chain, ensuring an uninterrupted and timely supply of raw materials, work-in-progress, and finish product to end consumer. Integrated Logistics is a one-stop solution provided by logistics service provider to their customers.

Reverse Logistics Companies: Using Metrics to Track Performance

Cerasis

The returns supply chain remains difficult to manage. In the age of e-commerce, that complexity only continues to grow. According to Jeff Ladner via Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the maintenance, repair, and operations materials costs comprise up to 15% of total operating costs.

Technologies for Maritime Logistics Safety and Security

SIPMM Professional Publications

The landscape of maritime is shifting with the trends that are emerging do so out necessarily.

In Prime’s $28M settlement with drivers and trainees, lessons for other fleets to ward off lawsuits

Commercial Carrier Journal

Though its larger carriers that often grab the headlines in these types of lawsuits (those dealing with misclassification and other wage- and hour-law issues), carriers of all sizes can be susceptible to such litigation

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Procurement Techniques for Improving Supplier Quality

SIPMM Professional Publications

Supplier quality is the ability of a supplier to deliver goods or services that will meet and satisfy customers’ requirements. The quality performance of suppliers will affect largely and directly to the quality performance of an organization.

UPS opens up new Tacoma Regional Hub

Logistics Management

UPS officials said that this new facility will boost its delivery fleet serving the Greater Seattle-Tacoma area, which is the largest metropolitan area in the U.S. Northwest.

Supply Chain Strategy: Business Continuity vs. Disaster Recovery

Freight Center

From weather-related disasters to cyber-attacks to pandemics, there are many types of disruptions and challenges your business could face at any moment.

ATA reports mixed June tonnage levels

Logistics Management

On an annual basis, June SA tonnage dipped 1.3%, marking the third straight annual SA decline, which, while down, marked an improvement over May’s 9.6%

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NYCT Places Order for Electric Hybrid Buses

NGT News

New Flyer and Allison Transmission, a supplier of electric hybrid and fully electric propulsion systems, have agreed to deliver 50 Allison electric hybrid equipped buses to the largest transit authority in the U.S., New York City Transit (NYCT).

Strategic vs Tactical Transportation Management System (TMS): Which is Right For Your Business?

Learncor

In logistics, managing transportation is a series of day-to-day, tactical activities performed to move goods and information. But when put together strategically, these activities can have a significant impact to business cost and performance.

Workhorse Deemed Eligible for HVIP Program by CARB

NGT News

Workhorse Group Inc., a U.S.-based

National diesel average falls for second straight week, according to EIA data

Logistics Management

On the heels of a 0.005-cent decrease, to $2.433 per gallon, for the week of July 20, the national average dropped another 0.006 cents, to $2.427 per gallon, for the week of July 27

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How to Effectively Buy Heavy Equipment Online

GoShip Blog

Buying and selling things online is a typical thing for us to do now, especially with many businesses operating under restrictions. But it may not be that simple when you are trying to buy or sell expensive equipment of enormous size.

Holman Enterprises Partners with Lordstown Motors

NGT News

Holman Enterprises, a global automotive services organization, has entered into a new partnership with Lordstown Motors, an Ohio-based original equipment manufacturer of all-electric, light-duty fleet vehicles.

Business bounces back for two small fleets — one cattle hauler and one cheese hauler — after COVID strike

Overdrive Online

Though both wrestled with the downturn, small fleet operators Rick Sterling and Dewayne Lark say business has settled some, with one busy running cheese and the other having his cattle-hauling operation spring back

Six Keys to Discovering ‘Goldilocks’ Pricing for Businesses and Customers

Supply Chain Brain

As I was reading the story “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” to my youngest son, I had a revelation about … pricing

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SMART ROBOTICS TO INSPIRE AN INNOVATIVE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

Logistics Manager

THE CUSTOMER As a leading digital infrastructure company, TRUE Corporation offers extensive integrated and innovative technologies, communication services and top quality content.

Distribution Center & Warehouse Operations Benchmarking with John Monck

Logistics Bureau

What is this all about? “It’s It’s an exciting tool that Logistics Bureau have to look at benchmarking warehouses or DC, so specifically for your warehouse…” – John Monck, Logistics Bureau’s Consulting Manager.

How Demand for Electric Vehicles Will Impact the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Global demand for electric vehicles is accelerating as consumers become more eco-conscious and countries set new targets for cutting carbon emissions

Use Truck Routing Software to Go Green as We Adapt to this Pandemic

Paragon

The post Use Truck Routing Software to Go Green as We Adapt to this Pandemic appeared first on Paragon Routing. Environment Operational Routing and Scheduling

Editor's Blog: A 2% online sales levy? Now that is a very bad idea for logistics….

247 Customs Broker

Yesterday chancellor Rishi Sunak was reportedly considering a 2% levy on e-commerce in a bid to create a £2 billion a year revenue stream for… The post Editor's Blog: A 2% online sales levy? Now that is a very bad idea for logistics…. appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

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To Maximize Trailer Capacity, Think Time, not Products

Paragon

The post To Maximize Trailer Capacity, Think Time, not Products appeared first on Paragon Routing. Operational Routing and Scheduling

Wincanton to open e-fulfilment facility after extending Loaf contract

247 Customs Broker

[og_img] Wincanton is to open a shared-user e-commerce facility in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, by the end of the month after signing a five-year contract extension with… The post Wincanton to open e-fulfilment facility after extending Loaf contract appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Cities are the epicentre of coronavirus and rising hunger, says UN report

World Food Programme Logistics

World Food Programme’s Kenn Crossley tells Peyvand Khorsandi how cash transfers can help avert a humanitarian catastrophe Harare, Zimbabwe: Oppah, a single mother of three children receives monthly cash assistance of US$48.

SMART ROBOTICS TO INSPIRE AN INNOVATIVE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

247 Customs Broker

THE CUSTOMER As a leading digital infrastructure company, TRUE Corporation offers extensive integrated and innovative technologies, communication services and top quality content.