Mon.Nov 23, 2020

How to Achieve 2-day Ground Shipping for eCommerce Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

With the holidays upon us, eCommerce companies are battling for the minds and wallets of a consumer base that’s larger than ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief among the weaponry these combatants are using are claims of fast shipping, typically 2-day ground shipping.

Does Perfect Customer Service Make Sense?

Logistics Viewpoints

In supply chain management, it is widely accepted that holding enough finished goods inventory to fulfill every order is just too costly. Ipsen, a global bio-pharmaceutical company , disproves that. The post Does Perfect Customer Service Make Sense? appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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Reducing Supply Chain Complexity (Reining In the Endless Aisle)

Talking Logistics

“Complexity is really a killer,” said Roberto Isaias, Mattel’s chief supply-chain officer, as quoted in a January 2, 2020 Wall Street Journal article by Paul Ziobro.

The Turkey Day Supply Chain in 2020

Kuebix

The holiday season during Covid-19 means smaller gatherings and changes to long-standing traditions for many families. Healthcare professionals are recommending everyone stays home and stays safe for Thanksgiving this year.

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.

Does Perfect Customer Service Make Sense?

Logistics Viewpoints

In supply chain management, it is widely accepted that holding enough finished goods inventory to fulfill every order is just too costly. The thinking goes that at some point, improving service levels means you are not adding inventory in a linear manner but rather exponentially.

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NRF issues 2020 holiday sales forecast projections

Logistics Management

The National Retail Federation is calling for an expected 3.6%-to-5.2% annual gain, to between $755.3 billion and $766.7 billion in total sales. In 2019, total U.S. holiday retail sales saw a 4% annual gain, to $729.1 billion, with holiday sales seeing an average annual gain of 3.5%

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How can National Postal Networks win on deliveries

Loginext

Covid has accelerated the need for delivery tracking and visibility by several years. National Posts and Postal networks have their work cut out to up the game and adopt technology. Read out LogiNext is helping National Posts across the globe.

4 Freight Broker Resources That Add More Freight Capacity to Secure Loads for Customers

FreightWaves SONAR

Successful freight brokerages combine networking and business skills to add capacity through carrier sourcing to secure more customers’ loads. Since they act as both carriers and shipper-like entities, the right blend of freight broker resources is essential to maximizing value.

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USPS files proposed 2021 rate increases with Parcel Regulatory Commission

Logistics Management

USPS officials said that should the PRC’s Postal Service Governors sign off on these proposed rate increases, the percentage increases, for certain USPS product segments would increase to varying degrees, including Shipping Services product prices up roughly 3.5% for Priority Mail service and 1.2%

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.

SoCalGas, SDG&E Partner on Hydrogen Blending Demonstration Program

NGT News

As part of their commitment to support California’s climate goals, Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) and San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) have created a Hydrogen Blending Demonstration Program.

More misery for UK importers: Maersk hikes import haulage tariff on Brexit Day

The LoadStar

Maersk has announced plans to increase its import haulage tariff for the UK and Ireland on 1 January, as freight rates continue to spike by “crazy” amounts.

Inside Kansas City Public Schools’ Propane Bus Fleet

NGT News

In a progressive, tech-focused city, Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) recognized an opportunity to reduce emissions and noise by replacing aging diesel school buses with propane autogas school buses.

CMA CGM profits surge in Q3, and Ceva acquisition ‘starts to bear fruit’

The LoadStar

CMA CGM has joined its liner peers in posting a huge profit for the third quarter, $567m, as the industry basked in an unexpected “favourable market environment”.

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.

Farmbro to Double XL Fleet Installations

NGT News

XL Fleet, a company that specializes in vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, says Farmbro Inc.,

Air cargo takes to the world stage and will give vaccine distribution its best shot

The LoadStar

The year 2020 has been unlike any other for air cargo: the industry has accomplished the notable feat of delivering life-saving goods in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, while reeling from significant capacity groundings.

Superior Energy Systems Receives NTEP Certification for Propane Autogas Dispensers

NGT News

Superior Energy Systems has received the National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) retail certification for its propane autogas dispensers. This certification allows the company to sell its propane autogas dispensers to customers that wish to install them in a public setting for full retail use.

SONAR Indices & Insights: Monitor freight carrier operating ratio using SONAR’s Operating Ratio (OPRAT) index

FreightWaves SONAR

Each week, you’ll learn about another index found within SONAR, the freight forecasting platform from FreightWaves.

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.

AAR President and CEO Jefferies addresses myriad freight rail issues at RailTrends

Logistics Management

When describing 2020, at last week’s virtual RailTrends conference, Association of American Railroads (AAR) President and CEO Ian Jefferies called it an odd and challenging year, with some definitive caveats

Carriers struggle with container shortages while rollovers increase

Shipping and Freight Resource

Carriers struggle to cope with equipment shortages as transshipment ports see an increase in October cargo rollovers, reveals the latest Ocean Insights data.

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Mitigating Risk With Workforce Management Systems

Supply Chain Brain

Workforce management in manufacturing, or any other business sector across the supply chain, is a juggling act for business leaders and HR professionals

Peak Season Shipping: 5 Ways to Manage the Extended Black Friday and Cyber Monday Peaks

MercuryGate

As the holiday season approaches, Santa’s usual busy route seems poised to be bigger and […]. The post Peak Season Shipping: 5 Ways to Manage the Extended Black Friday and Cyber Monday Peaks appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog E-Commerce Peak Season

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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.

What is wharfage?

Globalior

Wharfage refers to the charges that are applied when we use the wharf to load or unload the cargo. Wharfage charges are collected by the port. authorities to use their facilities and services in the ports. The port authority enjoys some flow of revenue through these charges.

UK logistics sector may be down, but it’s certainly not out, suggests survey

The LoadStar

The UK logistics industry is beset with pessimism, according to a new survey showing the confidence index at 47.1 – its lowest level since records began in 2012.

EAR99 – US Export Control Basics

Globalior

Let’s talk about US Export Controls. There used to be a time when any discussion on export controls was by default a discussion on US export controls. However, in today’s world many countries have implement export control laws, also called strategic control regulations.

Peas and Lentils Are the Latest to Be Hit by Container Squeeze

Supply Chain Brain

A shortage of containers at Vancouver’s port is slowing Canada’s exports of lentils and peas, the latest ripple in a phenomenon that has roiled trade

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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!