Tue.Nov 17, 2020

4 Reasons NOT to Outsource eCommerce Order Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Although it’s a back-end operation, eCommerce order fulfillment is one of the most important contributors to the success of any online business. When order processing and delivery are slow or inaccurate, customers don’t hesitate to shop elsewhere.

What Big Shippers Need from Their 3PL with Andy Nitz

The Logistics of Logistics

What Big Shippers Need from Their 3PL with Andy Nitz. Andy Nitz and Joe Lynch discuss what big shippers need from their 3PL. As the Director of Logistics at a very big shipper, Andy has unique insights into the shipper-3PL relationship. About Andy Nitz.

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Pharma at the Forefront: How Vaccine Distribution Challenges Are Accelerating ‘The Cognitive Supply Chain’

Logistics Viewpoints

As researchers around the world race to develop a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, pharma companies also face another daunting challenge: how to distribute hundreds of millions of highly sensitive vaccine doses, quickly and accurately, across the country and the world.

How a COVID-19 Vaccine Could Impact Holiday SCM


The past year taught supply chain professionals that uncertainty is the only certainty in supply chain management (SCM). And that’s rapidly proving to be the case as drug makers obtain approval for a COVID-19 vaccine and plan distribution.

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.

Romeo Power Secures Production Contract with Lion Electric

NGT News

Romeo Systems Inc., a company that designs and manufactures lithium-ion battery modules and packs for commercial electric vehicles, has secured another large production contract with the Lion Electric Co., an OEM in North American electric commercial transportation.

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Will Q4 of 2020 Change the Way We Look at Bid Season?

Blue Grace Logistics

If it were a normal year, the fourth quarter would bring a steady increase in trucking rates. However, 2020 has been anything but normal, so what does that mean for Q4?

Descartes announces acquisition of ShipTrack

Logistics Management

Zyter Introduces Smart Logistics IoT Solution

Supply Chain Brain

Zyter, a digital health and IoT-enablement platform, recently announced the availability of Zyter Smart Logistics, a secure, customizable solution for logistics companies and enterprise logistics departments that leverages Zyter’s SmartSpaces platform and Internet of Things technology

October retail sales remain on solid track, reports Commerce and NRF

Logistics Management

Commerce reported that total October retail sales—at $553.3 billion—were up 0.3% over September and were up 5.7% annually. And NRF’s retail sales data, which excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations, and restaurants, pointed to October retail sales being up 0.2%

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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.

‘Abusive’ ocean carriers driving forwarders to air freight, and rates are rising

The LoadStar

“Hell on the high seas” has triggered a new rise in air freight rates after a period of relative stability, say forwarders. One forwarder called the shipping lines “abusive”, with a strategy that is sending shippers back to air freight. “It’s It’s getting worse.

SEKO Logistics and Bringg team up for delivery-focused partnership

Logistics Management

A partnership announced earlier this month by Tel Aviv, Israel-based Bringg, a delivery and fulfillment orchestration platform provider, and Chicago-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider SEKO Logistics is focused on innovating and optimizing the digital consumer delivery experience.

Singapore Airlines appoints IBS Software with iCargo for its global cargo operations

The LoadStar

PRESS RELEASE. SINGAPORE, Nov. 17, 2020 — Singapore Airlines (SIA) has appointed IBS Software to bring its global cargo operations onto a single integrated digital cargo platform to improve operational insight across its entire network.

Shipping for Furniture Manufacturers: The Basics

GoShip Blog

Traditionally, furniture was bought mainly in brick-and-mortar stores and there wasn’t much need for transporting it across the country or across the globe. However, with the pandemic, almost every business had to strengthen up its digital presence because their audience migrated online.

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.

Importer fury as UK port congestion means boxes may be stranded for weeks

The LoadStar

UK container imports offloaded at Antwerp, Rotterdam and Zeebrugge could be stranded for weeks before they can be relayed back, potentially missing out on the Christmas market.


Electrify America Unveils Plug&Charge Payment Technology

NGT News

Electrify America says its fast-charging network now offers an innovative payment technology called Plug&Charge, which allows electric vehicle (EV) owners to begin a charge without having to use their wallets, smartphones or bank cards.

Preparing Supply Chain Networks for Vaccine Transportation

PLS Logistics

The coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed supply chain networks and the way businesses operate. Now, almost every company that has a supply chain is leaning into a more flexible and agile business model.

DSV improves warehouse operations with drone system

The LoadStar

Autonomous drone system helps DSV minimise disruption and improve quality of warehouse operations. In a collaboration with tech innovator Verity, DSV is implementing an autonomous drone system in several of its warehouses to help manage inventory.

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.

Why Single-Platform Logistics Management Software is Essential in Today's Market


Global supply chains continue to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and there’s no doubt that even after it ends, there will be a shift in the way we do business forever. Industry

Capacity shortages on Asia-Europe directly due to transpacific trade boom

The LoadStar

There is growing evidence that capacity restrictions on the Asia-Europe ocean trades, in terms of both vessels and equipment, are a direct result of the transpacific demand boom.

TMS Implementation: How to Vet the Onboarding to Determine If a TMS Is Right for You


As part of ongoing network growth and process improvements, a strategic approach to a TMS […]. The post TMS Implementation: How to Vet the Onboarding to Determine If a TMS Is Right for You appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog TMS Selection

5 Transportation Data and Insight Reports to Guide Freight Brokers

FreightWaves SONAR

Global supply chains continue to sway in response to disruptions, unprecedented demands and ongoing digital transformation. More freight brokers are turning to technology and transportation data to grow their businesses by understanding the true freight market rate. .

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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.



ODM is short for Original Design Manufacturing and OEM is short for Original Equipment Manufacturing. They may sound similar and many professionals use the terms interchangeably. However, these are two different concepts. Let’s look at both to understand them better.

National diesel average heads up more than 5 cents, to $2.383 per gallon, reports EIA

Logistics Management

Increasing 5.8 cents, this week’s national average came in at $2.441, following a 1.1-cent gain, to $2.383, for the week ending November 9 and a 0.013-cent decline, to $2.372 per gallon, for the week of November 2


How Piece-Picking Robots Are Transforming the Warehouse

Supply Chain Brain

Automation in the warehouse is progressing at a rapid pace, with robots taking over an increasing number of tasks

European ports and Eurotunnel: ‘we’re ready for Brexit, are supply chains?’

The LoadStar

European ports and the operator of the Channel Tunnel say they are increasingly concerned about the efforts of government and the wider supply chain to prepare for Brexit.

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!