Tue.Aug 04, 2020

7 Statistics that Impact Companies Using eCommerce Fulfillment 3PLs

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

A picture can be worth a thousand words. But sometimes numbers tell an even more compelling story. Following are statistics from recent logistics and fulfillment studies, along with our take on what this data might suggest about how you manage fulfillment and how you work with eCommerce fulfillment 3PLs. Fulfillment Operations

Surmount Supply Chain Challenges in the Construction Industry with Technology

Kuebix

Between companies regularly distributing, manufacturing or using construction products, the construction industry experiences a steady flow of business. One thing all construction companies can agree on is the importance of operating efficiently in order to meet project deadlines. There are a number of barriers between smooth logistics operations and successful project completion for the construction […].

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Using Technology to Integrate Reverse Logistics Strategies

Cerasis

Supply chain leaders have faced significant challenges in the past, and in 2020, the supply chain coronavirus crisis has put a spotlight on the need for supply chain resilience and integration. Among these, integrated reverse logistics strategies can make or break successful operations. Failure to consider the ways in which the disruption affects all parts.read More. The post Using Technology to Integrate Reverse Logistics Strategies appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

COVID-19 Disrupts an Efficient Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

There was a time when Mumbai’s dabbawalas (lunchbox carriers) were known for their efficient supply chain and logistics. But the COVID-19 incursion changed the lives and livelihoods of Mumbai’s dabbawalas. Their lives can neatly be compartmentalized into BC and AC – before COVID-19 and after COVID-19. Scenario Before COVID-19 Mumbai’s dabbawala service was legendary for its reliability.

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.

Post-Covid, trucking still needs to consider driver shortage

Truck News

Before Covid-19 hit, the Canadian trucking and logistics sector was already experiencing an acute driver shortage. It was literally the day before the World Health Organization designated coronavirus a global pandemic that Trucking HR Canada released The Road Ahead: Addressing the Trucking and Logistics Industry Labour Shortages. Our report sounded the alarm on many fronts: […]. Human Resources Transportation Covid-19 driver shortage Newsletter

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FourKites rolls out new Dynamic Yard offering

Logistics Management

Roughly four months after acquiring the yard management service offerings from Denver-based TrackX Holdings Inc., an enterprise asset management company deploying SaaS-based solutions geared towards the tracking and managing of physical assets, Chicago-based FourKites, a provider of real-time tracking and visibility solutions across transportation modes and digital platforms, has rolled out a new offering, entitled Dynamic Yard

Supply Chain Strategy: 3 Options For Better Management

PLS Logistics

A strategy is a crucial part of any business, and it is even more important when thinking about a complex system like a supply chain. The term ‘strategy’ is often confused with what it’s not, or is considered to be a vaguely-meaning fancy word. However, businesses with a well-thought-out, long-term strategy reach and exceed their […]. Blog supply chain supply chain management supply chain visibility

Final rule on railroad market dominance is issued by Surface Transportation Board

Logistics Management

STB officials said that the objective of this rule is to “establish a streamlined approach for pleading market dominance in rate reasonableness proceedings,” adding that “The final rule provides an option for simplifying the market dominance inquiry, which otherwise can be costly and time-consuming, especially in smaller cases

Common Routing Problems—And How to Solve Them

WorkWave

Time To Read: 4 minutes. From meandering roadways to customer requests, planning efficient routes that help your delivery business minimize expenses can prove to be virtually impossible when planning is done manually. Many of the issues you encounter while route planning are more than just common—they’re thoroughly documented logistical problems that have existed since the advent of widespread delivery.

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.

Protected: The Future of Pharma and Medical Supply Chains in the COVID-19 Era

Shipchain

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Quest for Quality 2020: Truckload

Logistics Management

Forging ahead despite COVID-19 and it's challenging times

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The Importance of Clear Data When Planning for Your Business’s Success

WorkWave

Time To Read: 9 minutes. A commonly cited phrase tells us that knowledge is power, and that’s certainly true for pest control business operators. All of the knowledge in the world though, won’t do you any good if you’re not able to sort through it to gain insights into your business’s performance and make plans for a stronger future for your company. In the grand scheme of things, data analysis falls into the categories of descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive.

2020 Quest for Quality: Regional LTL

Logistics Management

Regional Less than Truckload (LTL) Exceeding expanded e-commerce service needs during COVID-19

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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.

‘Haul less, charge more’: Owner-ops’ report renewed choosiness on loads

Overdrive Online

Owner-operators sound off on why they and others might be sitting out: Rates and coronavirus concerns top the list. Featured Slider

FourKites rolls our new Dynamic Yard offering

Logistics Management

Roughly four months after acquiring the yard management service offerings from Denver-based TrackX Holdings Inc., an enterprise asset management company deploying SaaS-based solutions geared towards the tracking and managing of physical assets, Chicago-based FourKites, a provider of real-time tracking and visibility solutions across transportation modes and digital platforms, has rolled out a new offering, entitled Dynamic Yard

Optimizing Your Truckload Shipping Strategy

GoShip Blog

Creating and sticking to the right truckload shipping strategy can enhance your overall efforts, save money, and increase profitability. Truckload shipping is the most common way of transporting goods, but not many businesses know how to make the best use out of it. There are certain things you should pay attention to while planning your truckload shipments.

Quest for Quality 2020 : Rail/Intermodal

Logistics Management

Rail and Intermodal service levels hitting new highs during COVID-19

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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!

Volta Trucks, DPD to Pilot the Volta Zero All-Electric Delivery Truck

NGT News

Volta Trucks, a Scandinavian all-electric vehicle manufacturer, says it will soon begin a pilot test of its forthcoming Volta Zero with DPD, a U.K.-based based parcel delivery service. The Volta Zero will be tested by DPD within London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone in the first quarter of 2021, supporting their micro-depot strategy in Westminster. The Volta […]. The post Volta Trucks, DPD to Pilot the Volta Zero All-Electric Delivery Truck appeared first on NGT News.

Understanding Your NMFC Code

Freight Center

In LTL shipping, you will hear a lot about NMFC codes and freight class. That’s because getting your NMFC code and freight class right is very important for any small business shipper. Small errors could lead to costly billing adjustments, misclassification and frustration. Understanding this component of freight shipping will help you optimize your supply chain and control freight spend, allowing you to spend more time running your business.

ODFL opens up nine new service centers, brings 2020 total to 238

Logistics Management

Company officials said this brings ODFL’s total amount of national service centers to 238. And they added that these new service centers are “strategically placed for operational efficiency and designed with innovative technology,” adding that “the Company’s investment in each market will support capacity needs, improve shipping time, and enhance delivery flexibility, allowing Old Dominion to better serve customers

An artistic take on giving back: Hand-sketched customer truck renderings

Overdrive Online

For the opportunity to get an artist's-sketch treatment of your truck, you need only to send in a photo of your power unit via Facebook on Express Truck Tax's page. Two winners each week are announced on Friday. Uncategorized 2290 express truck tax hhvut sketch taxes

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.

National diesel average falls for third straight week, reports EIA

Logistics Management

Following 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. And this week, the national diesel average dropped 0.003 cents, to $2.424 per gallon

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Delivering Big, Bulky Items? Here’s Why You Need Home Delivery Software

Paragon

The post Delivering Big, Bulky Items? Here’s Why You Need Home Delivery Software appeared first on Paragon Routing. Home Delivery

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Want More Automation in Supply Chain Processes? Look at SaaS-Based TMS

MercuryGate

The opportunity to achieve upper-end operational excellence and maximize logistics efficiency lies within the proper deployment of automation in supply chain systems. Automation within the supply chain can be a double-edged sword. Too much automation can lead to excess costs, and poor management of servers could easily result in soaring IT maintenance spend and hassle. […]. The post Want More Automation in Supply Chain Processes?

There’s no denying the pull of torque

Truck News

A little while ago I had one of those immensely annoying – and unwinnable – arguments in an online forum with a guy I’d never met. Nowadays just about anything you write in such a context is met with vitriolic anger if you happen to present an opposing opinion. Now there is only confrontation. Discussion […]. Equipment Transportation engine power Newsletter

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.