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.

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

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.

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

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Inaction? Not in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s business forecast for 2020

Logistics Management

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, although no doubt leaning Republican and backing politicians with pro-business agendas, never takes a stance on presidential preferences. And 2020 will be no exception.

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.

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


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.

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.

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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Ways to Help Avoid Freight Damage & Loss Claims


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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

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

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.

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


How Artificial Intelligence is Being Used to Improve Supply Chains

247 Customs Broker

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.

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.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

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.

‘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.

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.

The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

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

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.

New Innovation Lead at Conveyor Specialist Interroll

Logistics Business Magazine

Automated conveying and roller specialist Interroll has named a new head of its innovation team. Dr. Christian Ripperda (above) has taken over the lead of the Swiss firm’s global innovation activities in the newly created function of Vice President System Innovation.

Finalists named for TCA Driver of the Year contests

247 Customs Broker

The Truckload Carriers Association today announced the finalists for the Company Driver of the Year Award, presented with Truckers News, and the Owner-Operator of the… The post Finalists named for TCA Driver of the Year contests appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.