Wed.Oct 13, 2021

Using Advanced Order Fulfillment Metrics to Improve Operations

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Every hour counts in eCommerce orders, making it essential to leverage order fulfillment metrics to streamline the fulfillment process. Order fulfillment service providers typically leverage a broad range of technologies that allow them to gather various data.

The Unsung Hero of Logistics with Jeff Booth

The Logistics of Logistics

The Unsung Hero of Logistics with Jeff Booth. Jeff Booth and Joe Lynch discuss the unsung hero of logistics. Jeff is the General Manager of Opendock , a leading software provider for dock scheduling for warehouses that helps provide visibility into truck arrivals. About Jeff Booth.


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Felixstowe congestion could lead to $2bn of stranded imports

Supply Chain and Logistics

Container shipping is all messed up in the UK. A recent report claims that shippers cannot get their container cargo delivered on time. And the reason is not the driver shortage, or is it? Apparently there is also a shortage … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains container shipping containers driver shortage intermodal ocean shipping ports trucking

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Warehouse Technology Implementations – The critical link between conceptual and realized productivity. Who’s doing your heavy lifting?

Logistics Viewpoints

Time and again I write about the business value of warehouse technologies – WMS, warehouse automation, and robotics. I also discuss business processes that these technologies support.

Procurement: 5 Tips to Deliver Value Beyond Savings

Now is the time for procurement teams to redefine themselves – from buyers to strategic partners across the supply chain. Take the first step today. Discover five tips for delivering procurement value beyond savings.

OECD says shipping freight rates are driving G20 inflation

Supply Chain and Logistics

In case we didn’t notice it, shipping freight rate increases are the source of significant inflation throughout the 20 most developed countries. If you are complaining about inflation, point here. The firms involved are passing the price rises on to … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains container shipping delays port management supply chains

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Emerge draws investor attention with digital procurement, mini bids

The Supply Chain Journal

Emerge has built a name for itself by digitizing the freight procurement process and revolutionizing RFPs. Emerge CFO Brad Blomstrom recently appeared on Freightwaves’ Great Quarter, Guys to discuss what the company has to offer shippers and carriers alike.

6 Things Supply Chain Decision Makers Look For in Supply Chain Logistics Partners


Cybersecurity Measures Were Among the Highest-Ranked Needs. With the events of 2021, including the attack on the Colonial Pipeline earlier this year, the importance of supply chain cybersecurity is among the most in-demand factors driving adoption of third-party systems and resources in logistics.

Truckers warn federal regulators of drug-testing bottlenecks

The Supply Chain Journal

A shortage of available drug and alcohol testing clinics, personnel and equipment threaten to unfairly ban truck drivers from the road, according to the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.

DTE Energy Launches Program to Support Businesses Electrifying Their Fleets

NGT News

DTE Energy, a clean energy company in Michigan, has announced that its electric vehicle (EV) charging program, Charging Forward, is now offering Michigan-based businesses advisory services for transitioning to electric fleets (eFleets). DTE developed Charging Forward eFleets, a five-year, $13.4


The Rise of Supply Chain n.0 – 5 Ways to Thrive on Change

Ready to learn how to thrive on change? In this eBook, our experts share the 5 key steps to executing Supply Chain n.0 strategies that thrive on change.

XPO settles 2 California worker classification cases for nearly $30M

The Supply Chain Journal

XPO has settled a pair of worker classification cases in California that will pay out close to $30 million to a group of almost 800 drivers. The settlement documents were filed with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California last week.

White House takes aim at improving supply chain throughput and port congestion

Logistics Management

As the global supply chain continues to struggle on various fronts, due to issues such as port congestion, equipment shortages, and labor availability, among a whole host of others, the White House today met with United States-based business leaders, port leaders, and union leaders to focus on the challenges U.S.-based

Hapag-Lloyd and CMA CGM ‘temporarily’ steering 2 services away from Savannah

The Supply Chain Journal

Hapag-Lloyd and CMA CGM have announced two services are “temporarily” bypassing Savannah, Georgia. CMA CGM said Wednesday that its Amerigo service, which connects the western Mediterranean to the U.S.

ThroughPut Taps AI to Mitigate Logistics Disruptions

Food Logistics

Congestion and disruptions at ports and in all forms of logistics transportation are rampant. ThroughPut's new offering targets those looking to solve these issues. Software & Technology / AI/AR

SAP S/4HANA: 4 Tips to Get You Started on the Right Path

With SAP S/4HANA at the core of your digital transformation, you can empower your supply chain with intelligent process automation, unprecedented visibility, actionable insights and real-time collaboration.

Walmart boosting off-peak container processing in LA by up to 50%

The Supply Chain Journal

Big-box retailers including Walmart, along with FedEx and UPS, have detailed plans to expand container operations at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as part of the Biden administration’s efforts to unclog a massive bottleneck at the country’s largest container terminal complex.

Market Insights Vlog: Strategies for Shipping in Mexico

CH Robinson Logistics

If you participate in shipping in Mexico at all, you know that many recent factors are affecting both cross-border and intra-Mexico shipping. These influencers include—but are not limited to—capacity imbalances, border congestion, and new regulations from the new political administration.

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Superhot airfreight market leaves shippers in the cold

The Supply Chain Journal

Importers and exporters should brace for the pandemonium roiling the ocean freight sector — where container shipping delays and prices are at all-time highs — to wash over the air cargo market this month.

'Supply Chain' Mentions on Earnings Calls Hit a Record High

Supply Chain Brain

This earnings season, investors will hear two words over and over again — and they’re not “great quarter

4 Critical Steps to Build into Your Digital Logistics Strategy

Up your logistics game by empowering your supply chain with AI-powered analytics, real-time collaboration, IoT-enabled track and trace, and cognitive decision-making to achieve digital logistics success. Build your strategy around these 4 critical steps.

September Cass data underscores stalled shipments; expenditures surge

The Supply Chain Journal

September data from Cass Information Systems showed shipments fell victim to supply chain and capacity constraints while expenditures, a proxy for pricing, surged forward. The shipments component of the Cass Freight Index ( NASDAQ: CASS ) slid 4.9%

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Element, ChargePoint, WEX Collaborate on Nationwide EV Charging and Billing Access

NGT News

Element Fleet Management Corp., a pure-play automotive fleet manager, is working with ChargePoint and WEX to provide Element clients with access to ChargePoint’s growing nationwide charging network.

Trailer orders ramp up in September, pushing existing bookings into 2022

The Supply Chain Journal

Trailer manufacturers began to satiate pent-up fleet demand in September, but new bookings pushed the length of the backlog for delivery into 2022 amid uncertainties surrounding rolling supply shortages.

Q&A: Paul Bingham, Director, IHS Markit Economics and Country Risk / Transportation Consulting

Logistics Management

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Cognitive Manufacturing: 4 Strategic Pillars That Drive Successful Outcomes

Manufacturers are eagerly embracing Industry 4.0 to gain end-to-end supply chain visibility, reduce OpEx spend, improve asset health and accelerate time to market. Explore the 4 strategic pillars that drive successful cognitive manufacturing outcomes.

Inflation alert: Container ship owners see boom through 2022

The Supply Chain Journal

Unprecedented demand for container ships will not end anytime soon, according to executives of companies that rent vessels to ocean carriers. Their overwhelming confidence is yet another ominous sign for beleaguered cargo shippers — and another signal that inflation could persist.

Phillips 66, Plug Power Ink Deal to Develop Green Hydrogen

NGT News

Phillips 66 and Plug Power Inc. have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the development of low-carbon hydrogen business opportunities. Phillips 66, which has 13 wholly owned and joint venture refineries in the U.S.

Report: Shipping energy mix needs 70% green hydrogen-based fuels by 2050

The Supply Chain Journal

As an industry that moves 80% to 90% of the world’s traded goods and contributes to 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions, shipping has a lot of work to do to reduce emissions enough to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

San Diego Metro Transit System Places Additional Order for New Flyer Electric Buses

NGT News

San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) has awarded NFI Group Inc.’s s New Flyer of America Inc. subsidiary a contract for 12 battery-electric, 60-foot articulated Xcelsior CHARGE NG heavy-duty transit buses (24 equivalent units, or EUs).

Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.