Thu.Jan 21, 2021

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know about eCommerce Order Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

We’ve all heard the expression, “What you don’t know can’t hurt you.”. We also know that it’s dead wrong, because when it comes to key functions like picking, packing, and shipping, your pockets of ignorance could wind up costing you big.

Predictability in a Time of Uncertainty: Machine Learning in Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

Many organizations faced the most disruptive year in their history as they dealt with the consequences of the pandemic.


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International transport costs: Why and how to measure them?

Supply Chain and Logistics

A nice article from Jan Hoffman of the IAME. Clearly it’s important to measure the costs, and how to do it is a big problem, given the fractionated international transport market. COVID-19 changes make it even more problematic, and then … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains international trade ocean shipping transportation

Key Logistics Considerations for Product Development

SIPMM Professional Publications

New Product Development is more challenging now than ever before as most products are required know-how across disciplines and organizational boundaries. The interdisciplinary teams are across from the supply base to design, prototype, and bring the products to market.

Webinar on Demand: 3 Ways to Make your Operational Execution More Robust with S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.

Port of LA will pay container terminals for efficiency gains

Supply Chain and Logistics

One way to improve throughput is to offer performance rewards to the players. The Port of LA will reward Terminal Operators for each fast turn around of a truck. It is an interesting attempt to help truckers out. Quicker turns … Continue reading → Labor Economics Logistics Ports Production Operations Supply Chains Trucking container shipping port management ports trucking

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Jerome hits the road for DB Schenker’s Golden Truck tour

Now, That's Logistics

When Jerome Johnson climbs up into the cab of DB Schenker’s Golden Truck, he feels like he’s sitting on top of the world and part of something much bigger than himself.

COVID ‘long-hauler’ truckers share their struggles with persistent symptoms

Overdrive Online

The health issues these truckers continue to experience are common for COVID patients, such as dry cough, fatigue and headaches. Overdrive Extra


Trinity Logistics Experts Featured in Cold Chain Logistics Webinar

Trinity Logistics

Finding and selecting a cold chain logistics provider can be a tough and lengthy process. You want to make sure you find the right one. The one who you can trust in understanding your freight’s regulations and has the quality of the transportation you need for your temperature-controlled freight.

Why a mid-size 3PL provider may serve you better than a huge one

West Coast and California Logistics

If you’re looking for a 3PL provider, you may begin to feel a bit like Goldilocks. You’ll encounter providers that feel “too big” and many that feel “too small” to handle your business effectively.

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Perfect Delivery: The New Rules for Survival, Innovation, and Growth

As supply chain complexity increases, so do challenges to achieving the perfect order. ARC Advisory Group shares: hurdles faced in achieving the perfect order, opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and reduce costs, and how cloud SCM contributes to operational flexibility.

How to Breakdown Your Bill of Lading

Freight Center

Even though the freight world is going more and more digital every day, the basic paperwork is still an essential part of the process.

Market volatility insight value for shippers

FreightWaves SONAR

Market volatility remains among the most impactful and essential of all freight analytic data that shippers and carriers need to monitor. Market changes and fluctuation remain constant in logistics, no matter what niche focus is considered.

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Lack of Safe Truck Parking Remains an Issue for 2021

Blue Grace Logistics

2021 is still carrying over problems from 2020. Hours of Service regulations have been amended as of June 1st, 2020, to provide greater flexibility without compromising the original intent, which is safer driving practices for truckers.

4 Tips for carriers to maximize fleet asset utilization using data

FreightWaves SONAR

Are you using your trucking assets as efficiently as possible? Have you taken any steps to increase capacity utilization? Chances are that you answered “yes,” but your attempts to maximize fleet asset utilization continue to fall short of your expectations.

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How Does Your Inventory Optimization Process Compare to Peers?

The 15-question assessment takes only 5 minutes to complete. Take it now to see how your inventory optimization process scores and benchmark it against peers. Responses are aggregated and kept anonymous. We hope it serves as a thought-provoking exercise to improve your approach!

Border control chaos for trucks: ‘crossing the iron curtain would be easier’

The LoadStar

The UK Border Force is being called on to vacate a temporary border control post at Ashford International Truck Stop and move to a permanent location as soon as possible.

ReedTMS Logistics uses SONAR to make data-driven decisions

FreightWaves SONAR

View the Full Case Study. Tampa-based ReedTMS Logistics is a family-owned and operated asset-based third-party logistics provider (3PL) that has been in business for more than 20 years.

Carriers face load restrictions after new container spill, from Maersk Essen

The LoadStar

There are calls for an urgent review of container lashing practices and stack height restrictions after another box ship lost a huge number of containers in the Pacific Ocean.

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What You’re Hauling Determines Your Success in The COVID-19 World

United World Transporation

COVID-19 has changed the dynamics of the commercial trucking industry practically overnight. Now, what you’re hauling could determine the success of your business. Some commodities have nearly cratered in demand while others have skyrocketed.

Ocean Supply Chain Visibility: Adapting and Thriving in a Rapidly Changing Global Economy

Building off of the lessons and challenges of 2020, what are global businesses and supply chains doing in 2021 to go beyond survival and truly thrive?

Maersk Essen loses 750 boxes into the Pacific

The LoadStar

Another container ship has spilled up to 750 boxes into the sea, just weeks after the ONE Apus lost around 1,900.

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Westport, Scania Partner on Hydrogen Engine Research

NGT News

Westport Fuel Systems Inc., a supplier of fuel delivery components and systems for clean, low-carbon fuel, has agreed to commence a research project with Scania, a global provider of transport solutions, to apply its HPDI 2.0 fuel system with hydrogen to the latest Scania commercial vehicle engine.

DB Schenker resumes land shipments to the UK

The LoadStar

DB Schenker has resumed EU-UK services following the temporary suspension announced last week. Rogistics reports customers were informed UK shipments would only be accepted and collected if exporter and importer documentation was received and correct.

ISO-9001 logistics: Why choose a certified freight broker

Bulk Connection

If you’re like many shippers, you’re currently looking to freight brokers for freight transportation capacity due to the ongoing capacity crunch. When looking at your freight broker options, however, you may begin to wonder: “who can I trust?”

GEP Outlook 2021 Report

It’s 2021, and many enterprises are still reeling from the unprecedented disruption of last year. Get a leg up with the GEP Outlook 2021 Report, featuring eight critical leadership themes that will help you navigate uncertainty and thrive in the new normal.

Union steps up war against new BA contracts with fresh cargo strikes at Heathrow

The LoadStar

British Airways faces a fresh strike tomorrow at its Heathrow cargo facility. Unite union members are opposing a “fire and rehire” contract strategy the airline is pursuing.

China’s Disputed Virus Theory Has Shoppers Shunning Foreign Food

Supply Chain Brain

The World Health Organization has said there’s no evidence of people catching the coronavirus via food and food packaging, while China has taken increasingly drastic steps to test and halt imports

KLM and Martinair set to suspend cargo flights under new Covid rules

The LoadStar

KLM and Martinair could suspend all long flights – including cargo and freighters – from tomorrow, following new Dutch government measures to combat Covid-19.

Three Must-Haves for Managing These Common Hazardous-Materials Returns

Supply Chain Brain

What must a returns-management system provide to retailers to help ensure they’re effectively equipped to be compliant?


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.