Tue.Oct 13, 2020

The Top 4 Benefits of Obtaining FTZ Status


What are Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs)?

Becoming More Confident on the Phone with Chris Jolly

The Logistics of Logistics

Becoming More Confident on the Phone with Chris Jolly. Chris Jolly and Joe Lynch discuss what it takes to become more confident on the phone. Chris is an experienced freight sales coach and consultant who helps transportation and logistics professionals grow their sales. About Chris Jolly.

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Printed Materials: ‘Old-School’ Marketing is New Again

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Mark Twain once said “the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” That’s true when it comes to using printed materials in marketing, as well. Print is not only still alive, it’s thriving. That’s because it performs extremely well against digital media in a number of key ways.

A Lean Leadership Pocket Card

The Lean Thinker

I was going through some old files and came across a pocket card we handed out back in 2003 or so. It was used in conjunction with our “how to walk the gemba” coaching sessions that we did with the lean staff, and then taught them to do with leaders.

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

Editor’s Pick: 9 Ways to Save Money on Truckload Shipping

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.

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Amazon’s hustle to find truckload capacity amid COVID tumult saps brokerage push

Commercial Carrier Journal

With the freight market upended by the COVID economy, Amazon's struggling simply to find capacity for its own freight, let alone build up a network of capacity beyond its own needs to then sell to other shippers.

Amazon Prime Days are expected to see its highest-ever volumes

Logistics Management

With e-commerce activity reaching unprecedented levels, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it has brought an increased focus on this week’s Amazon Prime Days, which are Tuesday, October 13 and Wednesday, October 14.

How the Oil and Gas Industry Changed During the Pandemic

PLS Logistics

The oil and gas industry has historically been resilient, weathering crises, disruptions, and economic downturns. But just like everything else in 2020, the disruptions caused by COVID-19 have exposed weaknesses throughout this sector.

Prepare for Black Friday and Cyber Monday Shipping Now

Freight Center

For small business owners, retailers and eCommerce everywhere, the holiday shopping and shipping season has already arrived. While consumers start to buy more holiday gifts early in the season, retailers need to be ready now for a smooth season.

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Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Building a Supply Chain That's Ready for Anything

Supply Chain Brain

Traditional supply-chain strategies that prioritized efficiency and razor-thin margins over agility won’t work anymore. Brands must now prioritize resilience

Atlas Air adds Alibaba to its e-commerce charter credentials

The LoadStar

Atlas Air has broadened its reach in express e-commerce with an agreement with Cainiao, the logistics arm of Alibaba Group. It now operates flights on behalf of Amazon, Alibaba and DHL.

When Should You Switch to Full Truckload Shipping?

GoShip Blog

For small business owners, shipping freight can sometimes be costly and challenging. You have to wear many hats and with a limited budget, getting the best out of the shipping services can be hard.

DB Schenker Expands its Electric Fleet with FUSO eCanter Vehicles

NGT News

DB Schenker, an international logistics service provider, and FUSO, a Daimler Trucks brand, say they are expanding their partnership in the field of e-mobility. In the coming months, DB Schenker will bring a total of 36 additional FUSO eCanter vehicles into operation in 11 European countries.

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.

UK DfT snaps up extra ferry capacity to keep freight ‘flowing smoothly’ post-Brexit

The LoadStar

The UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) has signed a £77.6m deal with four ferry operators to provide extra capacity between the UK and continental Europe should cross-Channel freight flows be hit by significant disruption post-Brexit.

Workhorse Secures Financing from Institutional Lenders

NGT News

Workhorse Group Inc.,

Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index points to major parcel volume and revenue gains

Logistics Management

As more consumers remain hunkered down at home, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the parcel sector continues to reap the benefits, in for form of increasing volumes. It is fair to say that was a key finding in the Parcel Shipping Index, which was issued this week by Stamford, Ct.-based


Leveraging Ecommerce Peak Season Readiness With RPA-Driven Exception Management


Being ready for fluctuations in ecommerce is an integral part of providing quality and value […]. The post Leveraging Ecommerce Peak Season Readiness With RPA-Driven Exception Management appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Automation E-Commerce

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!

ZUUM Transportation keeps focus on digital transformation and helping customers navigate COVID-19

Logistics Management

With a total capital raise approaching $13 million, Irvine, Calif.-based based ZUUM Transportation Inc.,

Despite peace talks at Port Botany, container congestion remains critical

The LoadStar

Box congestion at Sydney’s port Botany remains “critical”, with the continuing surplus of empty containers costing transport operators millions in extra logistics.

United States-bound shipments are strong in September, reports Panjiva

Logistics Management

United States-bound September imports saw significant gains, according to data issued this week by global trade intelligence firm Panjiva. Coming in at 2,711,435 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units), September was up 11.1% annually.

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Basic Introduction on Supply Chain and Logistics Benchmarking

Logistics Bureau

What is Supply Chain Benchmarking? Why and how do we do it? Check out this video to find out the answers. Also, we have a recorded webinar on this topic. You can access it here: [link]. Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our websites, why not check them out?

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Maersk upgrades profit expectations again, but confirms 2,000 redundancies

The LoadStar

Maersk has exceeded analyst expectations, further upgrading its full-year earnings guidance to a level some 45% higher than at the start of the pandemic.

Watch: Advice for Supply-Chain Planners in 2020

Supply Chain Brain

David Barton, general manager for North America with ToolsGroup, describes the ways in which various industries are approaching the challenge of planning for demand in an environment of extreme uncertainty

Maersk Dispatches First Train From Rotterdam to China

Logistics Manager

The Port of Rotterdam have announced they’ve gained their first direct rail connection with China. Maersk recently dispatched a 640-m long freight train to the provincial capital of Xi’an in China. Xi’an is the eastern terminus of China’s New Silk Road.

Companies Signal Face-Mask Glut With Pinched Profit Margins

Supply Chain Brain

Just a few short months ago, face masks were so hard to come by that companies were sending employees to safeguard shipments from government seizure or mysterious bandits. Now, the world is awash

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.