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.

ERP inventory management – how advanced is your ERP?


What is ERP inventory management? Many organizations have an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to collect, store, manage and interpret data from a host of different businesses processes.

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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.

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.

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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.

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


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

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.

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.

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?

Research: 75% of Companies Plan to Make Changes to Build More Resilient Supply Chains

Food Logistics

Among the top findings include, the pandemic is proving to be a catalyst for change, with 75% of survey respondents saying their companies will make changes to supply chain practices based on lessons learned from the pandemic. Safety & Security

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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Most Affordable Way to Ship Furniture

Freight Center

Shipping furniture can seem tricky because furniture can be different shapes, sizes and weights. Some furniture could be a family antique that requires specialized shipping services. In addition, shipping large or heavy items can be costly.

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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.

Ship from store makes sense in a pandemic. Does it make sense long term?

247 Customs Broker

The backrooms at brick-and-mortar retail stores are taking on a new role: distribution and fulfillment centers. Best Buy started piloting a ship from store model… The post Ship from store makes sense in a pandemic. Does it make sense long term? appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Descartes announces acquisition of ShipTrack

Logistics Management

SEGRO buys 135,000 sq ft Slough industrial estate

247 Customs Broker

Segro has completed the acquisition of Perth Trading Estate from UBS Management in an off-market transaction, in Slough. UBS said that the site, adjacent to… The post SEGRO buys 135,000 sq ft Slough industrial estate appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Over 1000 Pharma & Biotech Players Across Asia and Beyond to Gather Virtually in December

Supply Chain Brain

Phar-East 2020 returns 8-10 December 2020 to virtually host industry leaders from leading Asian biotechs, pharmaceuticals, government agencies, regulators, investors, technology innovators and more to share their expertise and chart Asia’s path forward

Just in Time vs. Just in Case: What’s the Way Forward for Supply Chains?

Just-in-time supply chains worked just fine — until they didn’t. Is more inventory the answer? It’s not a binary solution. Read this latest GEP paper to learn how enterprises can ensure adequate supplies without running excess inventory.

DAT adds 3-Day Average Rates to RateView, the industry standard in truckload pricing

247 Customs Broker


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.

3PL Bidding Tips

247 Customs Broker

3PLs (Third Party Logistics) companies make fundamental mistakes when replying to Request for Proposal and/or Request for Tender. Here are the things you need to… The post 3PL Bidding Tips appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

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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

Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.

CargoAir switches to AEI for two freighter conversions

247 Customs Broker

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. AEI) has announced the company has signed a contract to provide Bulgaria-based CargoAir with two AEI B737-800SF Freighter Conversions.

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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

Is Amazon Air making Cincinnati a supply chain hub for small business?

247 Customs Broker

Cincinnati’s supply chain infrastructure is growing to new heights with Amazon Air’s $1.5 billion hub, set to open next year. Amazon has operated flights out… The post Is Amazon Air making Cincinnati a supply chain hub for small business? appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Op-ed: We’ve averted famine in the past?—?we must do it again

World Food Programme Logistics

Op-ed: We’ve averted famine in the past?—?we we must do it again Published in The Times, on November 17 2020 Sana’a Governorate, Yemen, 10 September 2020. One-year-old Sultan suffers from moderate malnutrition. His family fled from Hodeidah after conflict started there.

Leverage SAP IBP to Drive Planning Transformation

Today, traditional SAP IBP deployments are not enough. You need to assure you are leveraging its maximum potential to truly transform planning. And to reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and advance digitalization to gain competitive advantage.