Thu.Feb 18, 2021

What to Expect in B2C Distribution in a Post-Pandemic World

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

The pandemic-driven eCommerce boom turned many B2C distribution operations upside down in 2020 as online sellers and omnichannel retailers tried to adjust to a massive consumer market shift toward online shopping.

The Importance of Proof of Condition

Logistics Matter

Supply chains are as global as they are ever going to be, and unless we start trading with other planets, they are not going to get much more complex. The larger and more complex a supply chain, the more can go wrong.

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Dynamic Route Optimization: A ‘Must Have’ in Today’s Delivery Environment

Talking Logistics

As I sit in the dark pondering what to write for this Talking Logistics post, working off the last of my laptop’s battery power after one of the biggest ice storms in the city’s history, I begin to wonder: At what point did route planning become so complex?

Clean Energy’s New RNG Station Fuels Southern California

NGT News

Clean Energy Fuels Corp., a provider of clean fuel for the transportation market, has opened a new fueling station in Whittier, Calif. The station is owned by the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD).

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.

Why asset-based carriers are using freight tech to recruit truck drivers

FreightWaves SONAR

Many asset-based carriers utilize freight broker and data technology to recruit truck drivers and reel in new talent. It is considerably more important to find talent quickly to fill the ever-growing needs of the freight and shipping industry.

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Understanding parcel rates and parcel commitments in 2021

West Coast and California Logistics

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly changed eCommerce business and eCommerce fulfillment. Shopping from home created unprecedented demand for parcel services, which the leading carriers responded to with higher parcel rates and, ultimately, diminished capacity.

5 Retail Supply Chain Insights to Improve Performance

CH Robinson Logistics

Like many industries, retail has been evolving for some time. Consumer demands are shifting shopping experiences and retail compliance programs are being enforced as the need to have the right inventory in the right place at the right time becomes even more critical.

The Reality of logistics Outsourcing

Logistics Management

When is it appropriate to outsource your logistics and what does that mean for your business

Better Truckload Operations Efficiency Through Digitalization

Blue Grace Logistics

Digital trucking is bringing unprecedented, large-scale benefits to the national transportation grid. Digitization takes living, real-time data from once futuristic fantasy to practical present-day tools.

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.

POLA and POLB January volumes kick off solid start to 2021

Logistics Management

Total POLA volume—at 835,516 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units)—saw a 3.6% annual increase, and total POLB volume came in at 764,006 TEU, for a 21.9% annual increase

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Will Skilled Trades Be Automated? The Relationship Between Trade Jobs and Technology

WorkWave

Time To Read: 5 minutes. As the new workforce comes of age, many worry that artificial intelligence (AI) and automation may eliminate jobs for human workers. However, those working in the skilled trades need not worry.

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6 Ways an LTL Freight Carrier is Not Like a Parcel Service

Freight Center

Are you a business shipper who ships cargo in large quantities or cargo that is heavier than 150lbs. when fully packaged? Did you know that there are limitations on what parcel carriers can ship?

Carriers eye alternate ports as congestion at LA-Long Beach tightens

The LoadStar

As the epic congestion at the largest marine gateway complex in the US shows no signs of abating, container lines are looking increasingly for west coast alternatives and are diverting vessels, or changing the order of port calls. .

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!

The Weekly Freight Report for February 18th, 2021

FLS Transport

The Top 7 Stories in Freight.

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‘Several hundred’ boxes lost overboard in new transpacific vessel casualty

The LoadStar

The 13,092 teu Maersk Eindhoven (pictured) lost “several hundred containers overboard” as it suffered an engine blackout in bad weather yesterday, near Japan, en route from Xiamen, China to Los Angeles. .

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Eaton Developing Gearing Solutions for EVs

NGT News

Eaton, a power management company, says its Vehicle Group is developing gearing solutions for electric vehicles (EVs).

‘An invisible traffic jam of exports’ as shipper anxiety builds

The LoadStar

There is an invisible traffic jam of UK exports building, amid increasing business risk-adverseness, according to a new survey.

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?

New Mexico Selects BYD to Meet Fleet Sustainability Goals

NGT News

New Mexico officials have chosen BYD to participate in a statewide purchase agreement that gives transit agencies throughout the U.S. the ability to buy BYD coaches and buses. The vehicles, which comply with strict Buy America standards, are manufactured in an ISO 9001-certified U.S.

Locus Robotics announces $150 million Series E funding round

Logistics Management

Locus Robotics, a leader in autonomous mobile robots (AMR) for fulfillment warehouses, this week announced $150 million in Series E funding, led by Tiger Global Management and BOND.

New Jersey Invests $100 Million in Clean Transportation Projects

NGT News

Phil Murphy says New Jersey is investing more than $100 million in clean, equitable transportation projects that will improve air quality and reduce the effects of climate change while moving the state towards 100% clean energy by 2050.

eCommerce Niches: Why They’re Important & How to Find Your Own

Ship Monk

Are you a fledgling business owner who’s still undecided on their catalog? If the answer is yes, consider this your lucky day. Even if you think your product selection is as good as it gets, it doesn’t hurt to double and triple check your convictions.

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.

Ford of Europe Going All-In on All-Electric Vehicles

NGT News

Ford Motor Co. says by mid-2026, 100% of its passenger vehicle range in Europe will be zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid – and will be completely all-electric by 2030.

There are different schools of thought when it comes to addressing a new infrastructure bill

Logistics Management

While it is still very much in the early innings of the Biden Administration, it is fair to say that there are certain aspects of its agenda that are going to be front and center in a shorter time period than others. One of those aspects, no doubt, is infrastructure and for good reason.

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Securing continuous bulk freight transportation services during COVID

Bulk Connection

No matter what you’re shipping, securing consistent bulk freight transportation services is a challenge your company is likely facing at the moment. The effects of the COVID pandemic continue to impact freight capacity.

‘Handling hell’ for air cargo players as congestion brings chaos to airports

The LoadStar

Airlines and forwarders are hoping the congestion and chaos sweeping through airports across Europe and the US “is reaching its peak”.

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.