Tue.Jan 12, 2021

How to Ship Perishable Food

Freight Center

Small to medium-sized business owners that ship perishable food or other temperature-sensitive products have a unique challenge on their hands—making sure their cargo stays safe and at the right temperature during transit.

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Leveraging Automation to Build a Competitive Advantage with Alfonso Quijano

The Logistics of Logistics

Leveraging Automation to Build a Competitive Advantage with Alfonso Quijano. Alfonso Quijano and Joe Lynch discuss leveraging automation to build a competitive advantage. The automation that Alfonso discussed is robotic process automation (RPA).

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Tips to Better Manage Sales Collateral Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Print materials represent a sizeable portion of your marketing budget. Obviously, you want to get the best possible return for those expenditures. But, inefficient sales collateral fulfillment could be sabotaging your efforts.

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Negotiating Essential Clauses for Purchase Contracts

SIPMM Professional Publications

Contract negotiation does not necessarily equate to getting the cheapest price.It can also be in terms of quality or service etc.

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.

WorkWave Wins Gold in 10th Annual Best in Biz Awards

WorkWave

Time To Read: 4 minutes. WorkWave Payments recognized as Best New Product of the Year – SMB for its integrated payment processing solution.

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New Year Resolution: Start Collecting More Data in 2021

Blue Grace Logistics

Most of us are happy to have put 2020 behind us. A new year means a new start and for most people, that means setting goals of making it out to the gym, cutting back on the indulgences and maybe paying a little more attention to the checkbook.

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Trucking market disruption factors: the state of the industry (Part 1)

FreightWaves SONAR

Let’s hit pause for a moment. Stop all the chaos of freight management, and take a moment to think about the trucking market’s consistency. Yes, it has asked the industry for more in recent months, but what about before the pandemic?

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FAA guilty of ‘lapses’ in Atlas Air safety oversight and ‘failed leadership’

The LoadStar

Atlas Air is facing increased scrutiny of its safety processes, following a damning report into FAA oversight. Last month, the US Senate’s Commerce Committee released its findings from a 20-month investigation into the FAA, triggered by the 737 Max crashes.

U.S.-bound shipment activity finishes 2020 strongly, reports Panjiva

Logistics Management

Total December Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEU)—at 2.76 million TEU—headed up 20.4% annually, which Panjiva said marked the fastest rate of expansion going back to August 2010. And, for all of 2020, total import volume hit 29.25 million TEU, representing a 1.7%

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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.

Holiday Returns: 3 Tips For Handling Reverse Logistics

GoShip Blog

The holiday season is the busiest time of the year for retailers and small businesses. Companies reach the highest sales rate during this time, but there are also challenges coming along. One of these challenges is holiday returns. In fact, more than one-third of Americans return their holiday gifts.

PACCAR Parts: Charging Stations Primed for Global Launch of EVs

NGT News

PACCAR Parts says it is introducing new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to support the global launch of electric vehicles (EVs). The chargers are designed to be compatible with Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF electric trucks and work for other EV commercial vehicles.

European road freight capacity falls dramatically post-Brexit, pushing up rates

The LoadStar

The impact of Brexit on the European road freight market has been immediate, according to new data from Transporeon’s Transport Market Monitor (TMM). Today’s TMM, recording pricing and capacity levels for December, shows a Europe-wide decline in capacity of some 164% on November and 16% year on year.

ZEV Enters EV Market with Unveiling of Passenger Vehicle Chassis

NGT News

Zero Electric Vehicles Inc. ZEV), a sustainable energy company specializing in electric vehicles (EVs), has unveiled its electrified rolling passenger vehicle chassis with energy capture technologies to maximize vehicle range.

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.

Global Food Prices at Six-Year High Are Set to Keep On Climbing

Supply Chain Brain

Global food prices reached a six-year high in December and are likely to keep rising into 2021, adding to pressure on household budgets while hunger surges around the world

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U.S. Chamber urges infrastructure modernization plan to ensure nation’s long-term economic growth

Logistics Management

Despite crushing unemployment of more than 10 million Americans and historic unrest in wake of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the chief executive of the U.S.

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Biodiversity, Supply Chain Rank Among Biggest ESG Themes in 2021

Supply Chain Brain

In a year when the pandemic sent the world into a tailspin, there was a silver lining for the world of ESG investing

ISO Tank Capacity Guide

CLX Logistics

Our intermodal shipping containers specialize in bulk ISO tanks and our large fleet is ready to transport your bulk liquid chemicals. We provide this intermodal transportation solution from the shipper’s plant to the consignee—with comprehensive tracking and monitoring—all on a single bill of lading.

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.

Transportation & Shipping Networks Pushed to the Brink With Vaccine Distribution: What Shippers Need to Know

MercuryGate

As the COVID-19 vaccines become available, shipping networks’ efficiency to issue the vaccines globally is […]. The post Transportation & Shipping Networks Pushed to the Brink With Vaccine Distribution: What Shippers Need to Know appeared first on MercuryGate International.

How 3PL warehouse companies can support your supply chain in 2021

Kanban Logistics

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the logistics industry are still being felt as we enter 2021. One of these effects is an increased demand for warehousing space that will make it harder to find space of your own and will also ensure that you pay more for the space you do find.

Carrier freight pricing guidance: the value of peer, market, & and historical freight invoice data

FreightWaves SONAR

Take a moment to think about the pitfalls of profitability over the past year. Going back to spring 2020, it’s easy to see where the problems began.

The 5 Basic Components of Supply Chain Management

Globalior

Supply chain management can be said to have 5 attributes or components that need to be looked into to ensure sustainability and effectiveness. What are these components that define a successful supply chain management strategy? Planning.

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.

National diesel average increases for the 10th straight week, reports EIA

Logistics Management

The national average—at $2.670—headed up $0.03, following a 0.005-cent increase, to $2.64, for the week of January 4

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U.K. to Fine Firms That Hide Chinese Imports From Uighur Labor

Supply Chain Brain

Companies with an annual turnover of more than 36 million pounds ($49 million) will have to publish a supply-chain transparency report or face fines

5 Biggest Supply Chain Levers for 2021

Logistics Bureau

Suppose you want to fix up your supply chain business and make the whole thing more efficient. What do you think you need to work on specifically? Watch the video below as we take you to the 5 Areas of Supply Chain—that if you focus on, you would likely get the maximum benefits.

Watch: Meeting DOD’s New Cybersecurity Rules for Contractors

Supply Chain Brain

Chip Lilliewood, vice president of government programs and channels with Dun & Bradstreet, and Bill Solms, president of Qomplx, explain the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), issued by the U.S.

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!