Tue.Dec 10, 2019

Finding And Vetting The Best Fulfillment Companies: 6 Helpful Do’s And Don’ts

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

The right fulfillment partner can be a powerful ally in a business’s quest to become bigger, better, and more profitable – particularly as online sales and customer expectations grow. But how do you even begin to find that partner in a field that’s chock-full of possibilities?

TMS and/or Parcel? Finding the Perfect Package

Talking Logistics

What would a forest with one billion trees look like? That’s approximately how many trees it would take to create the cardboard for the estimated 165 billion packages shipped in the U.S. each year, according to rough calculations as reported by Fast Company. That is a lot of parcels.

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Driver health and safety are linked

Truck News

At Healthy Trucker, we’ve been repeating the phrase, “A healthier driver is a safer driver,” since we set out to improve the health of the industry over six years ago. Every driver out there wants to be among the best … Health & Safety Transportation driver health Newsletter

How Real-Time Freight Rates Help Shippers Navigate Market Volatility


The post How Real-Time Freight Rates Help Shippers Navigate Market Volatility appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Business Intelligence Capacity Challenges Value of a TMS Blog Posts

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.

GM loans Ohio plant buyer $40 million to launch electric truck

Fleet Owner

The financing GM provided covers Lordstown Motors’ purchase of the former GM complex in Lordstown, Ohio, and some initial startup costs for its Endurance electric pickup

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Valvoline launches its first hybrid-specific motor oil

Fleet Owner

Extending its commitment to develop products and services for vehicles of the future, Valvoline created full synthetic motor oil specifically formulated for hybrid electric vehicles

Retail Imports Surged in November Ahead of December Tariffs

Material Handling and Logistics

Even though growth has slowed, low unemployment and higher wages have helped bolster purchases and, thereby, imports for consumer goods

RNG Coalition Eyes Lofty Goal for 2050

NGT News

The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) has announced the Sustainable Methane Abatement and Recycling Timeline (SMART) Initiative, aimed at sustainably capturing and repurposing methane that would otherwise be wasted via flare or escape fugitively into the atmosphere from more than 43,000 sites in North America by 2050.

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Cold Storage Labels

Material Handling and Logistics

ID Label Inc. has introduced Arctic Xtreme warehouse rack labels for cold storage environments


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.

Crowley gives money, services to WAA in honor of US veterans

Refrigerated Transporter

Crowley Maritime Corp recently donated end-to-end logistics services and contributions totaling nearly $50,000 to Wreaths Across America. The company said its goal is to honor US warfighters by helping lay almost 13,000 wreaths at gravesites in Jack

How Does Healthcare Shipping and Delivery Work?

PLS Logistics

Just like any other industry, healthcare and pharmacy institutions require fast and reliable shipping solutions. For the health industry, compliance and shipping speed are critical factors. Whether it’s prescription drugs delivery or urgent hospital supply shipping, time and organization matter.

Value Beyond the Task: The Benefits of Robotics Outside Immediate Workflows

Logistics Viewpoints

What’s the operational and strategic value of robotics? This question is more important now than ever, as businesses look to robotics to overcome labor challenges and increase operational flexibility. Flexibility is a strategic concept summarizing the elasticity a warehouse needs to adapt to market changes and skyrocketing consumer expectations. Helping to address flexibility in the warehouse is the newer robotics market for autonomous mobile robots (AMR).

project44 and SAP team up for transportation processes-oriented partnership

Logistics Management

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!

Volvo Trucks Looking at Electrification for Construction, Distribution Fleets

NGT News

Volvo Trucks says it has developed electric concept trucks for construction operations and regional distribution, joining the existing commercialization of Volvo electric trucks for urban transport.

Five Ways Your Warehouse Will Benefit From a Supply-Chain Audit

Supply Chain Brain

From grand-scale, end-to-end supply-chain inspections to the examination of discrete warehouses tasks, audits can provide vital data for achieving multiple objectives

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DB Schenker Opens Fully Solar-powered Logistics Center in Dubai

Logistics Manager

DB Schenker has opened its first fully solar-powered logistics center in Dubai with an area of 33,000 m². The regional distribution center, DLC II, is located in the logistics area of Dubai South, in the immediate vicinity of Al Maktoum International Airport.

House of Reps. Democrats and White House come to terms of working deal for USMCA

Logistics Management

Significant progress has been reached towards the possibility of signing the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), an updated version of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) into law, with U.S.


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!

Qwyk Wins Global Deal with DB Schenker

Logistics Manager

Qwyk , the digital freight start-up, has signed an agreement to further enhance DB Schenker’s digital portfolio by connecting the company to the largest database for global sailing schedules. “We

Penske tops 10,000 miles in heavy-duty electric trucks

Refrigerated Transporter

Penske Logistics says it has logged more than 10,000 over-the-road miles while making multiple, daily store deliveries on dedicated routes in Southern California for a quick-service restaurant chain using two, electric Freightliner Inn

Iceland set to join SECA regions, adding to pressure on carriers burning LSFO

The LoadStar

IMO member states, legislating for the 0.5% sulphur cap within their territorial waters from 1 January, could go a step further and lower the maximum sulphur content in marine fuel to 0.1%. This is potentially bad news for carriers opting for a strategy of burning maximum 0.5%

Startup Neuron EV unveils pure electric TORQ semi-truck

Refrigerated Transporter

Electric startup Neuron EV recently unveiled its Neuron EV TORQ, the firm’s electric semi-truck that it says sets new standards in clean energy vehicles. The TORQ is a “monumental” leap forward in transitioning trucks into the electric vehicle age

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.

Diesel average falls more than 2 cents per gallon, reports EIA

Logistics Management

With a 2.1-cent decline, the national average price per gallon is $3.049.


cargo-partner Expands Land-Air Solutions from Asia to Europe and USA

Airfreight Logistics

Due to fluctuating airfreight capacities out of China and Southeast Asia, cargo-partner says that an increasing number of customers rely on their alternative solutions via combined air and road transport.

UPS announces expansion of key international service offerings

Logistics Management

Freight transportation and logistics bellwether UPS announced this week it has expanded its UPS Worldwide Express and UPS Express Plus offerings, which are part of the Atlanta-based company’s international suite of shipping services, which are comprised of time- and day-definite delivery for urgent shipments.

More Celadon fallout: Next steps for two operators

Overdrive Online

Who's more important in the trucking-business mix -- the drivers or the customers? Given it seems drivers were among some of the last to know of the trucking company's impending closure, formerly Celadon-employed trucker Bo Wells' story suggests the question is well appropriate. Uncategorized bankruptcy Bo Wells Celadon orientation Quality Companies Steve Randall Transport Enterprise Leasing

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.