Wed.Sep 23, 2020

A Catalyst to Change: Using Commercial Map Intelligence for Business Innovation


Demand and expectations are at an all time high for anyone in, or supplying to, the transportation and logistics industry. Fleets are looking to drive efficiency and provide superior customer service. Shippers are trying to manage and gain greater visibility into transportation moves. Technology providers are challenged with delivering innovative, scalable solutions that address the challenges within the commercial vehicle routing workflow.

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UK government looks to blame predicted Brexit chaos on logistics sector

Supply Chain and Logistics

Brexit is coming, and it’s clear that the government, which has been pushing Brexit along, has chosen not to invest or prioritize systems for logistics. The logistics community will be forced into dealing with a tangle of poorly understood rules … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Supply Chains Trucking Brexit information systems international trade

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Current Trends in the Transportation Market and How to Respond

Talking Logistics

A song lyric from one of my favorite bands, Oingo Boingo, goes, “We close our eyes and the world has turned around again.” Those words certainly could apply to the transportation market, especially this year. What is the current state of the market? How might it change in the weeks and months ahead?

FourKites Visibility 2020: Setting the Stage for Success

Logistics Viewpoints

As I’ve mentioned a few times here, COVID-19 has changed the nature of my job. Two weeks ago, instead of traveling to an in-person event, I joined the FourKites Visibility 2020 conference from the confines of my home office.

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.

JLL introduces Retail Industrial Task Force

Logistics Management

Chicago-based industrial real estate firm JLL announced it is rolling out what it is calling a blended service model, in the form of a new Retail Industrial Task Force (RITF).

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CSCMP EDGE session highlights benefits of transportation partnerships amid COVID-19 pandemic

Logistics Management

Given the challenges and complexities that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought about in freight transportation and supply chain sectors, it goes without saying that things are different these days, to be sure.

FirstEnergy Commits to Electrifying Aerial, Light-Duty Fleet

NGT News

FirstEnergy Corp., an electric utility, says 100% of its new fleet purchases of aerial and light-duty trucks will be electric or hybrid vehicles beginning in 2021.

Why Peak Season 2020 Is a Novel Opportunity | Talking Freight VIDEO


[link] Let’s Talk – 2020 Peak Season Every summer and early fall, shippers and carriers around the globe begin to prepare for the peak shopping and shipping seasons. In the past, the approach was simple.

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Mack Trucks Delivers LR Electric Demonstration Model to DSNY

NGT News

Mack Trucks, a subsidiary of Volvo Group, has delivered a Mack LR Electric demonstration model to New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) officials, who will put it through rigorous, real-world trials.

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.

Three Ways to Manage Costs With a ‘Zero-Based’ Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Companies can identify untapped value by applying zero-basing to every part of the supply chain.

Lion to Deliver All-Electric Trucks to Amazon Fleet

NGT News

Lion Electric says it will deliver 10 battery-electric trucks to Amazon and that the first two will be delivered this year. Amazon plans to use Lion’s trucks in its middle mile trucking operations, which transports items within the company’s network.

Product Photography 101

Ship Monk

Strike a pose! No, not you — we’re talking about your products! Product photography is all about presenting your eCommerce goods in the best possible light.

DTE, Consumers Energy Pledge to Expand Midwest EV Charging Network

NGT News

DTE Energy, a Detroit-based diversified energy company, and Consumers Energy have pledged to make interstate travel easier for electric vehicle (EV) owners by 2022.

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.

Annual 3PL Study issued at CSCMP EDGE focuses on COVID-19 impact and logistics outsourcing

Logistics Management

A major theme of the 2021 25th Annual Third-Party Logistics Study, which was released today at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) EDGE virtual conference today, focused on how supply chains have a clear focus on reinventing themselves, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Fury as UK government looks to blame predicted Brexit chaos on logistics sector

The LoadStar

The UK government is “making villains of key workers” in logistics according to forwarders, as tensions between ministers and businesses rose to new levels this week.

Simplifying the Complexity of Multi-Carrier Parcel Management

Logistics Management

In this new webinar, Logistyx President Ken Fleming will explore how shippers can leverage multi-carrier shipping systems - and the shipping data within them - to get the most out of their carriers and create the optimal delivery network this peak season

Container shortage crisis spreads to India delaying exports

The LoadStar

A container shortage in India is causing long delays for exporters, especially on US trades.

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!

FreightCenter and TPT Med Tech Deliver Rapid COVID Testing Lab, Part 3

Freight Center

If you’ve been reading our previous blogs about this incredible technology, you will understand that no matter what has changed, the pandemic couldn’t take away our sense of community and helping one another.

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Gefco says cyber attack on its system was ‘designed to disrupt our business’

The LoadStar

Gefco has admitted that it came under an external cyberattack last Sunday, “designed to disrupt our business”. Gefco said it did not yet know the origin of the attack, but is “working 24/7 with our IT partners and authorities to investigate and resolve the issue”.

How Carriers and Shippers Will Navigate an Unpredictable Peak Season

Supply Chain Brain

Every year around this time, carriers, distributors and logistics providers gear up for the coming peak holiday shopping season, on which shippers depend for a large portion of their annual revenue. This year, however, is different, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic freefall

Executive Webinar Series


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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!

The Road to Freight Optimization – Enabling Profitability and Continuous Improvement


[link] global transportation management industry continues to grow in response to demand for faster freight, lower freight costs, increased visibility, and ongoing optimization.

Felixstowe brings back former chief Chris Lewis as lines introduce port surcharges

The LoadStar

Ocean carriers are introducing port congestion surcharges for shippers using the UK’s biggest container port of Felixstowe, as owner Hutchison reappoints ex-CEO Chris Lewis in a bid to fix the issues.

How to Thrive in the Upcoming Holiday Capacity Crunch


The holiday peak season has always been a source of revenue growth and stress for the supply chain. And 2020 is shaping up to change the game forever. According to FreightWaves Sonar, total freight volumes are currently 80% above fall 2019, and last week, tender rejections rose above 25%.

RCL launches new service between Ho Chi Minh to Port Klang and Singapore

Logistics Manager

RCL is pleased to announce the launch of its Port Klang (Westport), Singapore to Ho Chi Minh shuttle service together with its partner Gold Star Lines.

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.