Thu.Jan 14, 2021

How to Reduce Fulfillment Center Costs Without Major Automation

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

There once as a young fulfillment professional - let’s call her Leah - who decided her current warehousing job wasn’t making her happy. So she found another one instead. No big deal, right?

The Basics of Clearing Customs with Christopher Wall

The Logistics of Logistics

The Basics of Clearing Customs with Christopher Wall. Christopher Wall and Joe Lynch discuss the basics of clearing customs. As the founder of a digital customs brokerage, Christopher has a deep understanding of the customs clearing process and some of the associated problems. About Christopher Wall.

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Inoculating 2021 E-Commerce with Fulfillment Best Practices

Logistics Viewpoints

All around, 2020 lessons learned are fueling improvements in this new year. Record-setting speed of medical innovation delivered multiple COVID-19 vaccines in less than a year. Schools that sat dormant for nine-months are better equipped to safely welcome students back for in-person learning.

Key Difference Between Carrier Liability and Freight Insurance

Freight Center

Often people believe (incorrectly) that liability coverage and freight insurance are so similar that they could be twins. In reality, they’re more like family members, related but very different. Freight Insurance Freight Preparation

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.

Contract freight rates vs. spot rates: a tech-driven guide

FreightWaves SONAR

Finding a balance between spot freight and contract freight remains a top priority for freight managers, shippers, brokers and carriers alike. Each of these companies wants to maximize profitability. . For a carrier or broker, that amounts to getting the best rate per load – whether spot or contract.

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Agility Natural Gas Fuel System Receives CARB, EPA Certification

NGT News

Agility Fuel Solutions, a global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, has received 2021 California Air Resources Board (CARB) and U.S.

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Wine & Spirits: 6 tips to Reduce Product Damage in the Warehouse

Kane is Able

Billions of dollars of product are lost each year to product and packaging damage in the grocery industry.

Current Intermodal Market Trends

Trinity Logistics

All aboard! Intermodal (rail) shipping is a popular mode of transportation as it’s a cost-effective and greener alternative to truckload. Typically, rates for intermodal shipments will be lower than those for truckload shipments.

It’s Cold Outside. What Are My Options to Keep My Freight From Freezing?

Blue Grace Logistics

Winter is rough on freight for many reasons. Snowstorms and ice can create dangerous travel conditions that delay trucks in the best case scenarios and can bring the supply chain to a screeching halt in the worst.

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.

The COO’s Role in Rebooting Business

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Is Tesla a car manufacturer, an energy company, or a technology firm? Elon Musk envisioned Tesla Motors as a technology company and independent automaker, aimed at eventually offering electric cars at prices affordable to the average consumer. Tesla Motors shortened its name to Tesla in February 2017 to take the focus away from cars. Today […]. The post The COO’s Role in Rebooting Business appeared first on SYSPRO US. All Industries Distribution Manufacturing

2021 Truck industry disruption factors: how to continue with operational excellence and profitability (part 2)

FreightWaves SONAR

Disruption is the new normal of supply chain management. Everyone knows disruption is coming, and many try to plan carrier freight pricing based on the impacts of disruption. Unfortunately, those plans often fall short of meaningful improvements and fail to consider the big picture.

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C.H. Robinson and SAS introduce new dynamic business planning-based partnership

Logistics Management

Minneapolis, Minn.-based based global logistics services provider and freight forwarder C.H. Robinson and Cary, N.C.-based

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IT problem at Maersk not another cyber-attack, says HQ

The LoadStar

Maersk has denied that a communications outage today was a new cyber-attack.

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!

Cenntro Looks to Expand Electric Portfolio with All-Electric CityPorter

NGT News

Cenntro Automotive Group, a company that designs, manufactures and distributes all-electric, urban delivery vehicles, has unveiled its plans to expand its product portfolio with a purpose-built, all-electric Class 4 vehicle.

Customer anger as DB Schenker suspends Europe-UK road freight services

The LoadStar

DB Schenker’s decision to suspend road transport services to the UK will “go down like a lead balloon”, amid mounting criticism of multinational forwarders’ handling of the post-Brexit processes.

Octillion Looks to Enter U.S. Motorcoach, Transit Bus Market

NGT News

Octillion Power Systems, a global provider of advanced lithium-ion batteries, says it is providing battery packs for all-electric motorcoaches and city transit buses offered by ABC Companies and Lightning eMotors.

5 Reasons Why Every Trucker Should Have a Will

United World Transporation

No trucker wants to think about getting into a severe collision, much less the possibility of a fatal one. Truck driving is a notoriously dangerous job, yet many truckers don’t have a written will. Most people think that a will is exclusively for wealthy people with a lot of assets.

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?

Dependable Highway Express Electrifies California Operations

NGT News

Dependable Highway Express (DHE), a freight operator, has completed several electrification initiatives to further reduce the climate and air quality impacts of its Southern California freight operations.

XPO Logistics heralds new record for Drive XPO app downloads

Logistics Management

Greenwich, Conn.-based

How the Pandemic Has Altered AT&T’s Global Sourcing Strategy

Supply Chain Brain

COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains all over the world, and that of communications giant AT&T was no exception

USA Export Restrictions on Certain Types of Personal Protective Equipment Products

ShipLilly

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has filed a temporary final rule to amend export restrictions on certain types of personal protective equipment products (“PPE materials”) used in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Here Are the Major Parts of Biden's $1.9 Trillion Relief Plan

Supply Chain Brain

The plan includes a wave of new spending, including more direct payments to households, an expansion of jobless benefits, more money for state and local governments and an expansion of vaccinations and virus-testing programs

How To Advertise A Handyman Business [7 Steps]

WorkWave

Time To Read: 4 minutes. Advertising is pretty easy these days, with social media platforms and search engines offering programs for creating ads. The best part is that you don’t have to shell out a lot of money to make a significant impact.

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What Is the Outlook for Rates for Each Shipping Mode?

MercuryGate

Surviving 2020 presented a unique challenge for many. Making it to 2021 encompassed the primary […]. The post What Is the Outlook for Rates for Each Shipping Mode? appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog LTL Ocean Parcel Shippers TMS Selection

Best Garage Door Tools: 9 Essential Tools For Garage Door Technicians

WorkWave

Time To Read: 4 minutes. Technicians employ an impressive level of knowledge and skill when it comes to repairing and installing garage doors. And if they have the right tools for their job, they can become even more effective.

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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.