Thu.Jan 09, 2020

To the Point of No E-commerce Returns

Logistics Viewpoints

As e-commerce returns volume continues to skyrocket alongside continued growth of online shopping, top shippers are challenging the notion of returns as a cost of doing business they must accept.

Carrier Online Ratings – Is It Affecting Your Operations?

United World Transporation

In the digital age, online reviews reign supreme. While they can’t necessarily make or break a business, they do hold a lot of weight in an industry where you are often dealing with people you have never met before. How do you know if they are reputable?

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10 Advantages of using a freight broker to find bulk freight carriers

Bulk Connection

Shippers of liquid and dry bulk products have more options than ever in moving their loads. From going it alone to using online marketplaces, there is no shortage of methods for moving bulk freight.

2020 logistics is not short on established and emerging trends and themes

Logistics Management

This is the time of year when the future is wide open for logistics , but the (recent) past certainly cannot be overlooked

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Bollinger Motors Files Patents for its Electric Vehicle Line

NGT News

Bollinger Motors has filed for patent protection for its all electric, all-wheel drive, Class 3 vehicles.

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What to Look for in a Food Logistics Services Warehouse

Kanban Logistics

If you’re looking for a warehousing provider to store your food products, you’re looking for more than storage space – you’re looking for an expert that will protect the integrity of your products.

2020 Trade Update Part II: More unpredictability ahead

Logistics Management

Shippers who are current on the global trade landscape are assets to their service partners and clients. Our global trade expert provides us with a review of the key trade topics that should be top of mind as we enter 2020


Artificial Intelligence is Driving Real Supply Chain Improvement

Logistics Bureau

Of all the latest digital technologies slated to disrupt supply chain operations imminently, artificial intelligence (AI), along with robotics (which arguably, you might classify as an AI application), is the one making the most tangible current impact on the industry. “It

Freight Payment 2020: Data rules

Logistics Management

We take a dive into the data-dense world of freight audit and payment and discover why the keys to data management in this ever-evolving segment are control, accuracy and visibility

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

SF Airlines Sees Steady Increase of Freight Volumes

Airfreight Logistics

Data monitored by the State Post Bureau of China revealed that postal and express companies handled up to 535 million shipments on the “Double 11” (Singles Day) of 2019, which was three times the normal daily handling capacity, as well as year-on-year growth of 28.6%, reaching a record high.

Trimble says it plans to acquire Kuebix in a wide ranging deal for various supply chain stakeholders

Logistics Management

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based based Trimble, provider of end-to-end technology solutions to for-hire motor carriers, private fleets, freight brokerage, and third-party logistics providers, announced it has inked a definitive agreement to acquire Maynard, Mass.-based

How to Ship Large Items on eBay

Freight Center

If you’re shipping large cargo too big for the traditional parcel carriers, then knowing how to ship large items on eBay offers your business a brand-new opportunity for exposure and profitability in the online space. But venturing into eBay shipping can be a daunting task for first-time shippers, start-ups or for small businesses looking to grow. Perceived limited carrier options, pricing dilemmas and ensuring quality packaging for eBay shipping are all obligations to deal with.

Convoy introduces ‘hassle-free’ lumper payments within its mobile app

Logistics Management

With this offering, the company said carriers are now able to request and receive lumper payment codes immediately and subsequently eliminate time-consuming phone calls and out-of-pocket expenses that typically take several weeks for reimbursement


Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

Ways to Help Avoid Freight Damage & Loss Claims


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2020 income outlook: Owner-operators trend optimistic for the year ahead

Overdrive Online

Believe it or not, as it were -- there were, however, a variety of shrugs and SMHs to the annual question on business income outlook for the new year this time around social media. Polling results, however, showed much more of an "it's got to be better than last year" dynamic than results this time in 2019. Uncategorized 20/20 business contract rates dry van Economy flatbed income outlook new year rates reefer spot rates

How Artificial Intelligence is Being Used to Improve Supply Chains

247 Customs Broker

Of all the latest digital technologies slated to disrupt supply chain operations imminently, artificial intelligence (AI), along with robotics (which arguably, you might classify as… The post How Artificial Intelligence is Being Used to Improve Supply Chains appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Inventory Challenges Management 1: Supply Chain Complexity


Common Challenges of Inventory Management. We all know that marketplaces are constantly changing. For starters, the international trading landscape is more uncertain than ever. In addition, eCommerce is driving increased competition from traders across the globe, both large and small.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Freight volumes fall but spot van, reefer rates stay firm

247 Customs Broker

Spot truckload freight volumes fell a bit during the first week of January compared to previous weeks in December, but rates maintained what momentum they’d… The post Freight volumes fall but spot van, reefer rates stay firm appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Maritime Transport launches new rail destination from the Port of Felixstowe

The LoadStar

A new daily rail service has been introduced at Hutchison’s Port of Felixstowe. The new connection, the 36th daily rail service from the UK’s largest container port, runs to Maritime Transport’s newly opened East Midlands Gateway.

BRC chief: 2019 was “worst year on record”

247 Customs Broker

[og_img] British Retail Consortium chief executive Helen Dickinson has described 2019 as the “worst year on record” as it was the first to show an… The post BRC chief: 2019 was “worst year on record” appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Betting on technology in 2020: did ELD providers miss the boat?

Commercial Carrier Journal

One of the best lines of defense against a freight recession in 2020 is to invest in technology that delivers immediate cost savings. Safety and freight visibility technology is attracting a lot of interest. News Technology News

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Women in Supply Chain. Why so few?

247 Customs Broker

Gender equality and pay parity at the workplace are a part of almost every company’s culture. However, the commitment to these objectives is still lagging… The post Women in Supply Chain. Why so few? appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

‘More calls and faster transits’ in Ocean Alliance east-west service shake-up

The LoadStar

Ocean Alliance members CMA CGM, Cosco, Evergreen and OOCL (part of the Cosco group) – have announced their new Day 4 east-west trade network enhancements, scheduled to start from April. Compared with the current Day 3 product, lead line CMA CGM claims the enhancements will offer customers “more port calls, more direct links and better transit times”. At the time of going to press, no specific details of the port pairings were.

House Panel Will Get Highway Bill in ‘Next Couple of Months,’ Rep. Sam Graves Says

247 Customs Broker

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] WASHINGTON — The committee that handles transportation affairs in the U.S. House of Representatives… The post House Panel Will Get Highway Bill in ‘Next Couple of Months,’ Rep.

M&A radar: If PIL worsens, Temasek will bail it out and flip to CMA CGM

The LoadStar

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.