Tue.Feb 23, 2021

Order Fulfillment: Commodity or Competitive Advantage?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If your company sells its products online, there’s an important question that you need to ask yourself: can customers buy your products – or very similar products – from other eTailers? If the answer is ‘yes,’ you need to look for ways to get a leg up on those competitors. Fulfillment Services

Nicole Glenn and the Candor Expedite Story

The Logistics of Logistics

Nicole Glenn and the Candor Expedite Story. Nicole Glenn and Joe Lynch discuss Nicole’s story and the story of her company, Candor Expedite. Nicole is the Founder and CEO of Candor Expedite. About Nicole Glenn.

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The Need For Speed Key to Omnichannel Success in 2021

Logistics Matter

2020 was a year that moved the world more towards digitalization than ever before. Ecommerce boomed and shifted the focus of retail businesses to online fulfilment, and with this shift towards digital commerce also came a shift in consumer demands.

Editor’s Choice: Transforming the Grocery Shopping Experience with Last Mile Delivery

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. Today’s article is from Omer Ucar at Solvoyo.

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

Best Practices in Fleet Management Lead with People First

Food Logistics

Many of today’s best practices put employees and human beings first. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

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National diesel average increases for the 16th consecutive week, reports EIA

Logistics Management

With a 9.7-cent increase, the national average came in at $2.973 per gallon, outpacing the 7.5-cent increase, to $2.876 per gallon, for the week of February 15, and the 6.3-cent increase to $2.801, for the week of February 8

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Watch: What’s Standing in the Way of Efficient Vaccine Distribution?

Supply Chain Brain

Cheryl Druehl, associate professor of operations management at George Mason University’s School of Business, details the many ways that distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine went wrong — and the lessons to be learned from it

Delivering A Passion For Logistics

Blue Grace Logistics

I have a passion for logistics and recently joined the BlueGrace Logistics team as Chief Marketing Officer. In my initial weeks of onboarding, I’ve been able to connect with many of the customer facing and supply chain engineering resources for the organization.

The Near-Shoring Trend: Will China’s Loss Be Mexico’s Gain?

Supply Chain Brain

As a favored source of low-cost manufacturing for U.S. markets, Mexico seems to come and go

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

COVID-19 Infections Add Strain on LA Ports

ShipLilly

The pandemic is having a devastating impact on the shipping industry and dockworkers in particular. The latest estimates show that about 700 dockworkers operating in Long Beach and Los Angeles have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Webfleet Integrates Terminal with Google, TomTom

Food Logistics

Webfleet Solutions is releasing a upgraded driver terminal integrated with advanced technologies. Software & Technology

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How UPS Rate Increases Will Affect Your Shipping Costs in 2021

GoShip Blog

Last year was tough for the shipping industry, causing many businesses to be more considerate than ever when planning for their 2021 transportation budget. One consideration to include in your planning is the general rate increase (GRI) of significa nt carriers like USPS, FedEx, and UPS. .

DHL Freight, Volvo Trucks Partner to Electrify Heavy-Duty Trucking

NGT News

DHL Freight, a European road freight provider, and Volvo Trucks have partnered to speed up the introduction of heavy-duty electric trucks to be used for regional transport in Europe. So far, the main use of electric trucks has been for shorter distances within cities and urban areas.

The Business Costs of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chains have weathered a lot recently: a pandemic, natural disasters, trade wars and more. The Economist and GEP surveyed 400 senior execs to find out their real business impacts. The results? Shocking, but not surprising. Read the report now.

How to Choose the Best 3PL for Your Business

Freight Center

What’s the best way to go about choosing a 3PL? When it comes to meeting the expectations of your customers and making sure your products are getting from point A to point B without a hitch, don’t risk it by working with just any 3PL.

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8 Maritime shipping challenges affecting enterprise shippers

FreightWaves SONAR

Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves. Enterprise shippers have always been an integral part of the maritime shipping industry and its partnership with truck fleet management. And likewise, maritime transportation has been a dominant player in global transportation for decades.

Kuehne+Nagel announces acquisition of Apex International Corporation

Logistics Management

Bremen, Germany-based global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Kuehne+Nagel (K+N) said this week it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Shanghai, China-based freight forwarder Apex International Corporation, in what it said is the biggest acquisition in the company’s history

Winter Weather Causes Problems/Freight Rates Rise (w/ video)

FreightWaves SONAR

Heavy snow and icy conditions across large parts of the United States over the past two weeks have caused problems in many freight markets. And while the nasty winter weather has slowed and even stopped some trucks, freight rates have continued to rise.

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5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

Just as the tech industry revolves around innovation, so does technical recruiting. To advance their career by attracting top candidates in a competitive landscape, modern recruiters must commit to actively adapting and advancing their hiring strategies. This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

Crafting Your First TMS RFP? Here’s Where You Start

MercuryGate

Understanding the ins and outs of how your company operates remains a primary focus for […]. The post Crafting Your First TMS RFP? Here’s Where You Start appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog TMS Selection

Truck and trailer forecasting to improve trucking operations decisions: The role of data and analytics platforms

FreightWaves SONAR

Data and freight analytics platforms play a pivotal role in freight forecasting. Obviously, the ability to improve truck and trailer order forecasting offers excellent value for carriers. Data and analytics platforms assemble and organize data for meaningful, actionable use.

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What is volumetric weight?

Globalior

What is volumetric weight? The volumetric weight can also be called volume weight. It represents the weight of a package and its dimensions. Courier/Parcel companies often use volumetric weight and not actual weight to calculate their transport fares.

Women of Water Virtual: Supply Chain in the Water Sector

Mazars Ledger

WEBCAST March 18, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET Moderator Ernie Maschner | Vice President, Global Water, Victaulic Featured Panelists Iris Jancik… The post Women of Water Virtual: Supply Chain in the Water Sector appeared first on Insights Center - Mazars - United States.

Get More Help With Merchant Onboarding and Get Payments Going Your Way

Software companies are increasingly looking to move up in the payments food chain and play a bigger role. This whitepaper discusses where you'll fit in the chain, your cut of the revenue, and the benefits of becoming a payment facilitator.

Kenco Logistics Launches STARR Transportation Management System

Supply Chain Brain

Kenco Logistics, a third-party logistics provider, has announced the launch of its latest technology offering, Kenco STARR

Losing Money on Customer Orders and Supply Chain Profit Leak

Logistics Bureau

Up to 14% of customer orders could be losing money in your Supply Chain. Watch this episode: Best Regards, Rob O’Byrne. Email: robyrne@logisticsbureau.com. Phone: +61 417 417 307. Cost Saving Cost to Serve Videos customer orders Losing money profit leak supply chain profit

ATA’s truck tonnage data is mostly positive in January

Logistics Management

The ATA’s advanced Seasonally Adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index for January—at 114.6 2015=100)—headed up 1.4%, from December to January, following a 1.2% increase, from November to December, which came in at 113.1.

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Social Isolation and Loneliness is a Business Issue

Women in Trucking

Health and Wellness

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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.