Tue.May 23, 2023

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REPORT: The Rise of E-commerce and Returns Culture

Logistics Business Magazine

Körber’s 2023 State of Shipping and Returns Survey reveals that 70% of e-commerce consumers have experienced a delayed online order in the last six months, affecting their overall view of the brand. Consumer behaviour, preferences and expectations continue to challenge manufacturers, retailers and 3PLs alike. Körber’s 2023 State of Shipping and Returns survey finds that 90% of respondents are less likely to buy from a brand again after a poor online shopping experience, while 29% say they are in

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Tips on Order Fulfillment of Supplements and Vitamins

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In 2022, the market size for online vitamin and dietary supplement sales grew to $29 billion. This reflects an average growth rate of 16.8% per year within the industry between 2017 and 2022. With the anticipated growth this year and beyond, you need a fulfillment partner that can help you keep up with volumes ‒ and ensure the most efficient warehousing and shipping solutions.

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Shadow fleet shines light on fast-growing Gabon ship registry

Supply Chain and Logistics

Tankers wishing to skirt the sanctions rules for petroleum transport are migrating to registry in Gabon, a country in West Africa.

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Ocean Freight 2023 Update with Trent Morris

Logistics Bureau

Gain insights into the latest trends in ocean freight from an international logistics perspective and discover how the industry is evolving in terms of global shipping operations. We welcomed back our popular guest – Trent Morris to give us an International Logistics Updates for 2023!  Related articles on this topic have appeared throughout our website, check them out: 10 Freight Management Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Freight Benchmarking: What Is It?

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Amerit Fleet Solutions to Support Mullen Automotive Electric Vans and Trucks

NGT News

Electric vehicle manufacturer Mullen Automotive Inc. says Amerit Fleet Solutions will be serving as the company’s provider for national service and warranty work supporting Mullen’s commercial vehicle lineup, including the Mullen CAMPUS electric cargo van, Mullen ONE electric van and Mullen THREE electric cab chassis truck. Prior to program launch, Amerit will be working closely […] The post Amerit Fleet Solutions to Support Mullen Automotive Electric Vans and Trucks appeared first on NGT

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U.S. House votes to roll back EPA emission regs

Commercial Carrier Journal

The U.S. House on Tuesday joined counterparts in the Senate in passing legislation to rollback EPA emission regulations slated to impact heavy-duty tractors in model year 2027.

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New Business Models Require New Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

Digital capabilities are creating smarter and better-informed customers, both in the B2B and B2C spaces.

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Catch the replay: Work-life balance for owner-operators in a down market

Overdrive Online

Tuesday, May 23, Innovative Logistics Group founder Adam Wingfield and Silver Creek Transportation owner Jason Cowan presented this wide-ranging talk around issues of business balance for owner-operators. Register to watch the replay here.

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U.S. Companies Begin Providing Supply Chain Finance Program Details

Supply Chain Brain

PPG, LyondellBasell, Fluence Energy and Viatris were some of the first companies to disclose their supply chain financing data under the FASB's new rule.

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Rethinking Direct Materials Sourcing: The Tools You Need To Manage Costs, Risks and Sustainability

Direct materials sourcing is evolving, with procurement now tasked not only with cost efficiency but managing sustainability and risk management. The environment is marked by heightened demand and expectations, compounded by challenges such as rising input prices, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical tensions. While some embrace cutting-edge tools like AI and blockchain for global trade functions, others lag in technology adoption.

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Fives Modernises La Poste Group’s Network

Logistics Business Magazine

Fives, one of the world’s most preferred partners for transforming supply chain facilities, has once again been chosen by La Poste Group for continuing the modernisation of its Colissimo network. This new project, which illustrates its confidence in Fives’ turnkey handling solutions , is part of a vast programme to renovate its parcel delivery network.

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7 Keys to Choosing Your Fulfillment Center Locations

Ship Monk

Things that customers and ecommerce merchants dislike equally: “Where’s my order?” emails Expensive shipping Lengthy shipping windows Customs and tariffs on orders What is the solution to all these shared issues? Strategically located fulfillment centers. Once your ecommerce brand has reached significant sales, and you can effectively analyze buyer behavior, it’s time to think about the best ways to disperse your inventory.

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Behind the scenes. Ensuring seamless logistics in UEFA Europa League matches

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

UEFA organizes competitions such as the Europa League or the Conference League that captivate viewers all over the world. However, as a viewer, you just have to turn on the TV, relax and enjoy the games, but behind every match, there’s a seamless flow of events that requires meticulous planning and intricate logistics. Their preparation start well advanced of the group stage campaigns.

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Finding Shipping Companies for UK to USA Ocean Freight

I.C.E. Transport

The USA is the UK’s no. 1 export partner – accounting for more than a third of goods exports in 2022. In a sea of options for shipping companies UK to USA, finding a reliable and cost-effective partner can seem daunting, especially when it comes to heavy and oversized cargo. Whether you’re a small shipper or a seasoned UK freight forwarder looking for a stateside partner, there are some key factors to consider in your search.

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How to Conduct Workplace Incident Investigations to Create Safer Workplaces

This white paper provides a comprehensive overview of global workplace incident trends, focusing on the top three biases leading to such incidents. It also highlights the significance of CSA Z1005 as a risk management standard and outlines the ROI of thorough incident investigations, covering emergency response to post-incident interviews. Additionally, it introduces an Investigation Evidence Gathering Matrix.

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Revolutionizing Parcel Transportation & Courier Services: MercuryGate TMS Case Studies

MercuryGate

The parcel transportation and courier market has become a critical component of the global economy, estimated to represent an astounding $413 billion worldwide. As e-commerce expands and reliance on flexible home delivery grows, the parcel and courier services industry is more important than ever. The post Revolutionizing Parcel Transportation & Courier Services: MercuryGate TMS Case Studies appeared first on MercuryGate International.

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Logistics in sports: How competition calendars are made?

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

Has anyone ever wondered whether the calendars of sporting competitions are related to logistical aspects? This is the case of the Premier League (English football’s top division), which takes into account issues such as the distance between cities, the number of matches in the same region on the same day or the influx of public transport on specific dates when drawing up the calendar.

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Ocean Freight Rates Drop to 2019 Levels

Supply Chain Brain

With more capacity from shipbuilders on the way, shipping companies have limited leverage in what’s become a buyers’ container market.

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Logistics 4.0: Transforming SEAT’s Supply Chain

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

In the digital era, the automotive industry is evolving rapidly, and SEAT, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers, is at the forefront of this transformation. Logistics 4.0 has revolutionised SEAT’s supply chain, integrating advanced technologies to optimise efficiency, agility and quality throughout the process. In this article, we explore how SEAT has implemented Logistics 4.0, and how it is redefining the landscape of the automotive industry.

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GEP Outlook Report 2024

Procurement and supply chain leaders have faced their share of disruption and economic turmoil these past four years. Whether from geopolitical tensions or the havoc caused by the pandemic and its aftershocks, plenty of challenges remain. Despite this, leaders are seeing a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel — inflation is decreasing, interest rates are leveling off and supply chain volatility is easing.

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Apple Announces Multibillion-Dollar Component Deal with Broadcom

Supply Chain Brain

The deal will see the company develop 5G RF and wireless connectivity components for Apple while Broadcom will be able to invest in more automation projects.

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The Impact of Technology and Automation on Logistics: Streamlining Operations for a Supply Chain

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

In today’s fast-paced and interconnected world, logistics plays a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth flow of goods and services throughout the supply chain. As the demand for efficiency and cost-effectiveness increases, logistics professionals are turning to technology and automation to revolutionize their operations. From warehouse management systems and transportation management systems to fleet tracking, RFID, Internet of Things (IoT), and autonomous vehicles, logistics technology is t

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Life Science Companies Underutilize Real-Time Data but Invest in ESG Initiatives

Supply Chain Brain

Less than 50% of life science companies currently have access to real-time data while less than a third use this data to make real-time business decisions.

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Clark Europe Names New BDM

Logistics Business Magazine

Holger Schmitz has been the new Business Development Manager at Clark Europe in Duisburg with effect from April 2023. His new area of responsibility includes expanding the dealer network in Europe as well as supporting the Clark Regional Managers. Holger Schmitz is no stranger to Clark. His professional career took him to the then Mülheim-based materials handling vehicles manufacturer back in 2000.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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Watch: CarParts.com and Takt: An E-Commerce Case Study

Supply Chain Brain

A case study about how Takt helped CarParts.com achieved visibility into its activities on the warehouse floor, and improve its operations in the process.

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FourKites Named a Gartner Leader

Logistics Business Magazine

For the third consecutive year, real-time supply chain visibility company FourKites has been named a Leader in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Real-Time Transportation Visibility Platforms (RTTVPs). Gartner evaluated nine vendors for its report, and FourKites received its position as a Leader both for its Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision.

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A logistics case for a chain of restaurants in Valencia

Logistics at MPEPS at UPV

A chain of two fast food restaurants located in the city of Valencia is specialized on chicken burgers and wings, among many other dishes. These restaurants have been gaining popularity thanks to their products’ quality and promotional strategies. The past two months, the owners of the restaurants decided to launch sales on some of their dishes, but only for those that could be order online via delivery system.

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Cambridge’s First Net Zero Urban Consolidation Centre Opened

Logistics Business Magazine

Cambridge (UK)’s first Net Zero Urban Consolidation Centre (UCC), pioneered by Cambridgeshire-based Welch’s Transport, has opened. The new venture will support the city’s sustainability goals by delivering clean, emissions-free last-mile deliveries and is at the heart of the company’s new Net Zero logistics fulfilment operation that also includes one of the first fully electric HGVs in the country.

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GEP Spend Category Outlook 2024

Your Roadmap to Smarter Spend Management in 2024 Geopolitical, economic and supply chain challenges will stick around in 2024, but don’t despair. There are strategic opportunities to leverage AI-powered technology and digital toolsets to overcome these hurdles more effectively. GEP experts in nearly two dozen critical categories guide you in the right direction in our annual comprehensive resource — GEP Spend Category Outlook 2024.

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Building on the Real-Time Visibility Foundation to Eliminate Silos and Achieve Huge Leaps in Efficiency – Use Case by Use Case

Logistics Viewpoints

In early May, I participated in one of the supply chain industry’s premier events, which attracted more than 3,500 logistics professionals. I attend this conference every year, but this time, strolling the exhibition floor and surveying the 110+ technology providers’ latest wares, I was struck by a dichotomy. On the one hand, technology has undeniably helped the supply chain industry solve a multitude of previously intractable problems, making supply chains significantly less fragile in the proc

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Special Handling for Ecommerce Inventory & Order Fulfillment

Ship Monk

An ecommerce fulfillment center must be flexible when it comes to storing and handling inventory — after all, no two SKUs are the same. A product’s dimensions and malleability will determine how much storage space it needs and how it is packaged for shipping. Other products require special handling due to their fragile nature, perishability or high value.

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Elevating Hospital Systems: Discover MediLedger’s Innovative Solution

Chronicled

Today, we’re excited to introduce a new solution that will revolutionize contract and chargeback management for hospital systems. Our team at MediLedger has been hard at work creating a platform that proactively verifies pricing, identifies discrepancies, and automates audits. The result? A streamlined process that minimizes credits and rebills, improves cash flow, and reduces manual labor and associated costs.