Tue.Nov 24, 2020

The Complexity of Cold Chain Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

Compared to classic logistics with normal temperatures, cold chain logistics are challenging, expensive and complex at the same time. It is one of the most difficult types of logistics in the supply chain industry.

Understanding Fulfillment Services Contracts

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When you outsource fulfillment services to a third-party logistics provider (3PL), you’ll sign a fulfillment services contract. These contracts are designed to protect the interests of both parties.


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Group Futurista presents: Unlocking Critical Logistics Amidst the Pandemic Webinar

Logistics Matter

Perfect Storm of Supply Chain Disruption Underscores Importance of Spot Market Utilization

Talking Logistics

Are we in a perfect storm of supply chain disruption?

New Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design

Many companies are looking to redesign their supply chain network to lower costs, improve service levels and reduce risks in the new year. To do this, teams are finding that they need to perform network assessments more regularly and in-house. Scenario modeling is emerging as a key capability. To help you start 2021 strong, we updated our popular Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software with research insights and learnings.

The Complexity of Cold Chain Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

Compared to classic logistics with normal temperatures, cold chain logistics are challenging, expensive and complex at the same time. It is one of the most difficult types of logistics in the supply chain industry.

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Sun Tran Adds CNG Buses into its Fixed-Route Service

NGT News

Sun Tran, the public transit system serving the city of Tucson, Ariz., has introduced 15 new compressed natural gas (CNG) buses into its fixed-route service. The 40-ft.

Echo Global Logistics CEO Waggoner assesses market conditions, with an eye on the future

Logistics Management

Logistics Management Group News Editor recently spoke with Doug Waggoner, CEO of Chicago-based Echo Global Logistics about various topics, including: capacity and rates, Peak Season, the election, and logistics technology, among others

How Technology Can Enhance Your Supply Chain In Four Ways

Blue Grace Logistics

Supply chain disruptions are just a part of doing business. Seasonal events such as holiday shopping, black swan weather events, geopolitical tensions, and, in the case of 2020, a global pandemic.

A peek at Freightliner’s Gen2 autonomous future

Commercial Carrier Journal

Freightliner's approach to driverless technology can be best described as measured yet varied. The post A peek at Freightliner's Gen2 autonomous future first appeared on Commercial Carrier Journal


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.

5 Analytic Shipping Data Insights for Shippers From SONAR

FreightWaves SONAR

Mastering changing market conditions has always been a goal for shippers, brokers and carriers. Market dynamics of freight management can turn on a dime. Supply chain intelligence and actionable insights must apply the most accessible, near real-time data available.

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Shipping Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Key Reminders

GoShip Blog

The holiday season is just around the corner, traditionally starting with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If you have ever made it through the holiday season as a small business, you know the rules. The earlier you start preparing your strategy, the more successful your company’s efforts are.

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C.H. Robinson lays down groundwork for shippers to gain Section 301 tariff relief

Logistics Management

Minneapolis, Minn.-based based global logistics services provider and freight forwarder C.H. Robinson said last week it is taking steps to help its U.S.-based based customers getting access to refunds—more than $1 billion—through Section 301 tariff exclusions.

Not a very merry Xmas for importers as ships cut and run from UK ports

The LoadStar

Vessel diversions eased congestion at the UK’s container port hubs this week, but much of the cargo discharged at Rotterdam, Antwerp and Zeebrugge will struggle to reach vital Christmas markets.

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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.

Report says key bidder drops out of XPO Europe sale

Logistics Management

Following an early October Bloomberg report, which indicated Greenwich, Conn.-based

GreenPower Delivers Third EV Star to UCLA

NGT News

GreenPower Motor Co. Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of zero-emissions electric-powered medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, says the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), will add a third EV Star to its fleet.

Trending Transportation Updates: November 2020

PLS Logistics

There were many new transportation updates in the shipping industry last month. Check out some of the top stories and transportation updates of November 2020!

Covid panic and delays at Shanghai Airport as cargo workers test positive

The LoadStar

Shanghai’s Pudong Airport reportedly descended into chaos on Sunday evening after two cargo handlers tested positive, and went into lockdown as nearly 18,000 other staff were tested.

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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.

Shipping Special Items

Freight Center

You may need to move a family antique, or you could be a small business owner who needs to ship their one-of-a-kind creations, everyone at one point or another has special items they need to ship.

National diesel average sees another week of gains, reports EIA

Logistics Management

With a 2.1-cent increase, this week’s national average came in at $2.462, coming on the heels of a 5.8-cent increase, to $2.441, for the week of November 16 and a 1.1-cent gain, to $2.383, for the week ending November 9


Multinational forwarders losing ‘abandoned’ clients to more agile smaller rivals

The LoadStar

Mid-sized forwarders have reported they are gaining customers at the expense of multinationals as Covid-19 forces companies to be more agile and responsive.

Lessons Learned: How the Pandemic Changed Supply-Chain Practices

Supply Chain Brain

Here are six things we’ve learned so far

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.

FedEx pilots union: Virus cases rising, work conditions ‘worsening’

The LoadStar

FedEx pilots are fed up, blaming poor conditions and a rise in Covid cases during a record-breaking peak season. The pilots said “conditions are significantly worsening during our busiest season and many pilots are at or near their physical and psychological limits”.


Five Strategies for Competing With Big Retailers on Black Friday

Supply Chain Brain

In this year's peak holiday shopping season, online retailers are bracing themselves for ever-aggressive competition, the need to navigate mass inventory, and supply-chain disruptions

A Logistics and Supply Chain Management Glossary


The world of logistics and supply chain management has a jargon all its own. From the endless abbreviations to technical industry terms, the logistics and supply chain industry can easily fill a lexicon. Here are some definitions of many of the specialized terms that commonly need explaining.

Is perfume flammable?


Perfumes comprise of differing levels of ethyl alcohol which is a flammable liquid, hence categorized as hazard class 3. Three packaging groups (PG) are available to highlight the level of danger found within these hazard classes.

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!