Mon.Feb 22, 2021

When Parcel Demand Exceeds Capacity: What Should Shippers Do?

Talking Logistics

As we begin 2021, the parcel market is very different than it was a year ago. Simply put, the surging growth of e-commerce, driven in large part by the pandemic, has created a capacity crunch in the market. How should shippers respond?

The Freight Marketplace with Brent Hutto

The Logistics of Logistics

The Freight Marketplace with Brent Hutto. Joe Lynch and Brent Hutto discuss the freight marketplace and its importance, dynamics, and huge impact on the U.S. economy.

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The 'original social media,' CB still meets needs even if its glory days have passed

Overdrive Online

For Overdrive's 60th-anniversary series, a look back at the emphasis readers have placed on the citizen's band radio as a primary safety tool in dangerous driving conditions, right up to the present moment, and highway culture through history. Overdrive Radio

Shippers Need Alternatives to West Coast Port Congestion

Supply Chain Brain

In this conversation with SupplyChainBrain Editor-in-Chief Bob Bowman, Jason Totah, president of Odyssey International Services, Inc., discusses alternatives to bringing cargo through overtaxed West Coast ports

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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.

Broadcast series will spotlight trucking’s new artists and classic songs

Overdrive Online

The four-part series, featuring today’s tunes from pro drivers along with trucking music classics, will be hosted by long-time trucking radio DJ Big Al Weekley. Overdrive Radio

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Why China Became Europe’s Biggest Trading Partner in 2020

MTS Logistics

Although the Chinese economy contracted in the first quarter of 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak, it later recovered. This was due to the increase in demand from the European Union (EU). Among the world’s largest economies, only China grew in 2020. In 2020, China surpassed the U.S.

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New Montreal port strike would ‘really stick a knife in the Canadian economy’

The LoadStar

Shippers are beginning to make alternative routing arrangements in the event of a renewed strike at the port of Montreal. And industry groups are warning that a new round of industrial action would seriously hurt supply chains and the Canadian economy.

SONAR Indices & Insights: Monitor these SONAR indices to improve trucking revenue and profits

FreightWaves SONAR

In this edition of “SONAR Indices & Insights,” the SONAR team showcases trucking revenue benchmarking indices. These can aid asset-based and asset-lite carriers build transportation KPIs that will help managers make decisions that yield higher profits.

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Virginia Votes to Establish LEV, ZEV Clean Car Standards Programs

NGT News

The Virginia senate has voted to establish advanced clean car standards. The bill, HB 1965, creates a low-emission vehicle (LEV) and zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) program. The LEV rule will strengthen regulations on tailpipe emissions for newly sold vehicles in an effort to reduce air pollution.

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.

Kuehne + Nagel set to buy Asian forwarder Apex – its largest takeover yet

The LoadStar

Kuehne + Nagel is set to expand its presence in Asia with the purchase of freight forwarder Apex International Corporation – described as the largest acquisition in the Swiss company’s history.

U.S. Gain Partners with AMPLY to Bring Charging Solutions to Fleets

NGT News

Gain and AMPLY Power have formed a strategic partnership to offer turnkey, cost-effective EV charging solutions for fleets throughout the U.S. and Canada. While our primary business is rooted in natural gas, at U.S.

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Freighters escape B777 suspensions after United Airlines engine failure

The LoadStar

Boeing 777 freighters will remain in the skies despite the recommendation to ground some B777 aircraft following a United Airlines engine failure on Saturday over Denver.

WorkWave Launches a Powerful Sales and Marketing Platform That Enables Customers to Grow Their Business and Transform Their Sales Process

WorkWave

Time To Read: 2 minutes. WorkWave’s new Sales Center software solution balances the need to drive growth through effective, efficient sales processes and a unique experience during new customer acquisition. Holmdel, N.J.

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!

FourKites and Tive partner up for integrated transit data-focused platform

Logistics Management

The Best KPI: The Probability of a Perfect Order

Logistics Bureau

Delivered in full & on time (DIFOT) is a very important key performance indicator (KPI) but most people measure it the wrong way and that’s why I am going to explain what I think is the best measure. We call it the probability of a perfect order. Order Entry Accuracy.

FTR Shippers Conditions Index sees slight decline to end 2020

Logistics Management

The December SCI, which is the most recent month for which data is available, came in a -10.9, with the firm observing that the fourth quarter of 2020 presented the most difficult market conditions for shippers going back to early 2018.

Blockchain advances amid predictions of buoyant future in perishables supply chain

The LoadStar

Blockchain is on the threshold of a bright future in perishables logistics, according to MarketsandMarkets. A report published by the research firm predicts that the blockchain market in the agriculture and food supply chain will reach a volume of $948m by 2025.

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?

In Memoriam: Mary Holcomb

Logistics Management

Holcomb was a long-time contributor to Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review

Shippers could avoid costly D&D fees and shortages by using their own boxes

The LoadStar

Shippers could ease their supply chain logjams, overcome box shortages and insulate themselves from huge demurrage and detention charges by using their own containers or leasing them, according to a report compiled by Container xChange.

Ocean Cargo Snarls Force Global Commerce to Look Outside the Box

Supply Chain Brain

An ongoing surge in the cost of shipping goods around the world is prompting manufacturers and their customers to scramble for cheaper solutions

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LTL Freight Shipping Guide

GoShip Blog

What is LTL Freight? LTL Freight is usually a shipment ranging from 1 to 6 pallets, crates, oversized parcels or other shipping units that don’t fill up a freight carrier’s truck. A shipment over 7 units is usually considered a partial to full truckload shipment and is priced differently than smaller LTL freight shipments. Shipping using LTL freight can save companies, especially small businesses, a lot of money and can help make the shipping process as easy as can be. How Is LTL Freight Priced?

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.

Coaching through Covid-19

Truck News

In trucking, a successful game plan for recruiting and retention includes coaching. A great coach can get the best performance out of an individual or team by providing just the right mix of guidance, instruction, and support.

Against the odds: Takeover target Expeditors defies the doom-mongers (again)

The LoadStar

Investors in Expeditors International will have done well to ignore broker advice over the past few years.

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Communicating whilst maintaining Covid Safety in the Warehouse

Logistics Business Magazine

Andrew Thomas, Market Development Director (pictured) for assistive listening technology manufacturers, Contacta Systems , looks at how businesses can maintain clear communications and COVID-safety within warehouse operations. While much of the UK has moved to work from home, warehouse operations are ongoing. Infection control measures have moved on from the beginning of the pandemic but communication remains an issue in terms of proximity of staff and clarity of speech because of face masks.

Caroline Green steps up as founder Nigel Parkes retires as MD of Pallet-Track

The LoadStar

UK pallet network Pallet-Track has announced the appointment of Caroline Green MBE (pictured above) as its new chief executive.

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.