Thu.Oct 22, 2020

Freight Packaging Tips for Stress-Free Small Business Shipping


Learn the best freight packaging tips on how to properly package, load and secure your freight for shipment and transit

How Important are National Fulfillment Services?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

While nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, Amazon is pushing for the business equivalent with two-day, one-day and – in some zip codes – same-day delivery. If the majority of your customers expect you to match that standard, you need national fulfillment services.

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Retail 2020 – A Year of High Season

Logistics Viewpoints

One thing is certain – there is no normal in 2020. What we have experienced so far this year is either a blip that we will look back at and wonder on, or our lives have fundamentally shifted, and 2020 is really just Year One.

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Selecting a Fulfillment Provider: Primer for the Mid-Sized Company

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

You’re an Etailer or direct sales company. Demand for your product is increasing and you’re fulfilling more and more orders every month. You may have even begun describing your business as “mid-sized” instead of small.

Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

5 Tips to Increase Shareholder Support for Automation in Logistics


E-commerce logistics continues to push the limits of today’s supply chains. The automated supply chain makes many promises and affords a way to enable automated exception management. Unfortunately, companies remain trailing behind.

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Lean on 3PL Cross Dock Freight Solutions During Peak Season

Kanban Logistics

Peak shipping season is now upon us and, as a shipper, your goods need to flow quickly to your retail partners. As we all know, however, “quickly” isn’t always possible in 2020.

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Challenges In Renewable Energy Logistics

Trinity Logistics

We depend on the energy supply chain so that our everyday lives can run smoothly. We need energy to heat and cool our homes, light our office buildings, move freight, and more.

Ship Overweight Containers to Reduce Import Costs

West Coast and California Logistics

When importing containers from Asia and other overseas markets, many companies limit their container weights to meet U.S. road weight limits. This is often a mistake as shipping overweight containers can offer you very significant ocean cost savings.

Even Firms With 'High' Supply-Chain Maturity Felt Unprepared for Virus

Supply Chain Brain

Most companies have been in two distinct strategy modes, according to a recent survey

The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

The Freight Rate Trap: How Chasing Spot Market Pricing Can Backfire

Kane is Able

Freight rates fluctuate. Always have. Always will. Large-volume shippers in search of the cheapest rate monitor spot market freight rates closely. When prices dip, freight procurement people rev up the RFP machine and shop out lanes to capitalize on the savings.

How Wearables Are Transforming Transportation and Logistics

Supply Chain Brain

Early forms of wearable devices have been popular in warehouses and distribution centers for a number of years. But the technology is growing rapidly in sophistication and application

Smart Transportation Projects Foundational for Sustainable Cities

IoT World Today

Metropolitan areas are keenly focused on finding solutions to city congestion, more efficient street lighting and better traffic flows. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 70% of the world’s population could dwell in city centers by 2050.

U.S.-based shippers should expect higher ocean contract rates in 2021, says Drewry

Logistics Management

As we move closer to the end of the year, Drewry reaffirms its view that manufacturers and retailers should expect ocean contract freight rates on most routes to increase – not fall – in 2021, following major market changes since the COVID-19 outbreak.

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.

Welcome to the ‘deckplate diner,’ can I take your order?

Overdrive Online

And more Overdrive readers' responses on truck stops' -- and their own -- pandemic-inspired and/or -accelerated shifts in service and expectations. Next up: Operations/freight -- what about your approach to business has changed that is likely to endure post-pandemic?

3-Step Guide to Surviving Tire Blowouts

United World Transporation

Tire blowouts may be one of the most frightening things a trucker can experience while out on the road. They can happen suddenly and require quick and decisive action to avoid losing control.

ROUSH CleanTech Begins Production of New Propane Autogas Fuel System

NGT News

ROUSH CleanTech, a company that specializes in advanced clean mobility solutions, has begun production of its Gen 5 propane autogas fuel system. The company’s innovative propane autogas technology integrates Ford’s new 7.3 L V8 engine in Class 3-7 chassis.

Do You Need Insurance for Full or Partial Truckload Freight Shipping?

Freight Center

Unfortunately, on occasion, freight gets damaged during shipping. Knowing your coverage options is important and can help you decide what coverage your shipment needs.

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.

Reduce minimum trucker age to help young jobless and ease driver shortages

The LoadStar

The International Road Transport Union has called for nations to agree a global minimum age of 18 for professional truck drivers.

The U.S.-China Conflict Over Chips Is About to Get Uglier

Supply Chain Brain

Politics is roiling the semiconductor industry, sparking a drive for more autonomy from the U.S. to China, Europe and Japan

Air freight rates on the up again, driven by more demand for less capacity

The LoadStar

Forwarders are reporting that air freight rates are still on the rise, driven by demand from distressed sea freight, e-commerce, hi-tech launches and general retail.

Clean Fuels Michigan Names New Executive Director

NGT News

Clean Fuels Michigan (CFM) says Jane McCurry has assumed the role of executive director, succeeding former director Mike Alaimo.

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.

Bangladesh authorities agree cost-saving round-trip container use

The LoadStar

After calls from shippers, the Bangladesh government has approved the round-trip use of containers, which is expected to cut lead times and transport costs significantly.

Freight rail offering aims to boost GPS and telematics adoption across North American railcar fleet

Logistics Management

US roads and railways humming with more freight on the move at last

The LoadStar

US surface transport numbers for September – both for truck and intermodal traffic – show gains that point to a continuing recovery of the economy. And this picture is reinforced by a rise in the CASS Freight Index for last month and by gains in retail sales.

Common Shipper Mistakes in Securing Bulk Carrier Freight Rates

Bulk Connection

If you’re a shipper looking to transport bulk freight, you are understandably looking to get the best bulk carrier freight rates possible. But getting a quote you’re happy with isn’t just the result of asking different carriers and freight brokers for pricing.

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!