Thu.Nov 19, 2020

How to outsource logistics operations to a 3PL

West Coast and California Logistics

No matter what your company sells, you’re in the logistics business. From receiving and storage of your products to getting them out to customers, there are many logistics operations that your business handles or oversees daily.

Making FreightTech Sticky with Nick Dangles

The Logistics of Logistics

Making FreightTech Sticky with Nick Dangles. Nick Dangles and Joe Lynch discuss making freightech sticky. In the podcast interview, Nick provides strategies for developing, marketing, and implementing freight technology that will be sticky. About Nick Dangles.

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Calculating Your Fulfillment Cost Per Order: 4 Key Suggestions

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

A couple of years ago, Internet users were radically divided over the contents of a four-second audio clip and whether the sound it made was “ Laurel” or “Yanny.” (Go Go ahead and try it. We’ll wait.). So who was right?

Who is the Supply Chain Planner in the Age of AI?

Logistics Viewpoints

The most recent McKinsey Global Survey on AI shows a 25% increase in use by companies over the prior year, a trend that shows no signs of slowing. At this pace, have we entered the Age of AI?

Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

Editor’s Pick: Seven Guidelines for API Security in a Digitized Supply Chain Network

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics.

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The Myth About Integration with eCommerce Platforms

Kane is Able

On any given month in the US, there are around 1,600 searches for the term “Shopify Fulfillment.” There’s also search volume for “Magento fulfillment,” “Big Commerce fulfillment” and other terms related to integration of fulfillment services with eCommerce platforms.

Supply Chain Intelligence: The Value of AI and Machine Learning to Predict Freight Rates

FreightWaves SONAR

Global supply chains suffer from limited visibility and a general want for supply chain intelligence in carrier sourcing , freight tendering and all other processes.

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Nuvera’s E-60 Fuel Cell Engine Now Commercially Available

NGT News

Nuvera Fuel Cells LLC, a provider of fuel cell power solutions for motive applications, says the Nuvera E-60 Fuel Cell Engine is now commercially available.

The Newest Safety Technology for Truck Drivers and Fleet Operators

United World Transporation

Truck driving can be a dangerous job. About 13% of all traffic fatalities come from heavy trucks. Furthermore, COVID-19 has added a lot of new challenges to the world of trucking. Whether you’re a truck driver or a fleet operator, things are different than they used to be.

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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.

Opus9 delivers better service by applying SONAR data to stay competitive

FreightWaves SONAR

View the Full Case Study. Having experienced market growth in size and volume of tenders, Opus9 realized its existing freight market data intelligence tools were not giving their customers the best rate information.

Preparing for 2020’s “Shipageddon”

Blue Grace Logistics

2020 has been different from the norm in just about every single way imaginable, so it should come as no surprise that freight is going off the rails. This year we’re seeing big box retailers like Target and Walmart opening their Black Friday deals decidedly earlier than usual.

Chinese New Year 2021: What You Need to Know

Ship Monk

2020, the Year of the Rat, is finally scurrying away… and most of us couldn’t be more relieved. While we can’t predict what 2021 will have in store, we can keep you informed about one of the biggest holidays worldwide… the Chinese New Year!

Building Trust & Enhancing Conversation with Freight Data (video)

FreightWaves SONAR

#WithSONAR hosts Luke Falasca and Kyle Taylor are joined by Chris Seeds, Director of Sales at Bridge Logistics. They discuss how to use freight data to improve conversations and build trust with your customers.

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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.

Small Business Saturday Shipping

Freight Center

With all the excitement around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s easy to forget another important shipping holiday: Small Business Saturday. From brick and mortar retail locations, to Etsy and eCommerce stores, this day celebrates small businesses and encourages consumers to shop small.

Top 5 ways a comprehensive commercial navigation solution can improve fleet efficiency


We all know navigation is a tool for drivers - but navigation is also a tool for fleets to keep their drivers safe, and operations efficient.

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Northern Ireland businesses call for extension to Brexit transition

The LoadStar

Northern Ireland has become the first of UK region to put its foot down over what they say is the increasingly absurd Brexit position.

Freight Carriers Ramping Up Capacity to Meet With Post-Pandemic Import Surge


According to information obtained from at least three executives from some of the largest container lines, there is a concerted effort to meet the surprisingly high demand from US shippers. Most ships are actually on the water at the moment.

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.

BCT Agrees to Purchase Twelve Proterra Battery-Electric Transit Buses

NGT News

Proterra, a company that specializes in heavy-duty electric transportation, says Broward County Transit (BCT), the public transit authority in Broward County, Fla.,

‘Forwarders are with us’ as we drive into logistics, says Maersk

The LoadStar

Maersk’s integrator strategy has not lost it support from freight forwarders, according to its ocean and logistics CEO, Vincent Clerc.

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index hits third highest reading in more than 10 years

Logistics Management

The September TCI, which is the month for which the most recent data is available, rose more than 2%, to 10.69, marking the TCI’s third highest reading going back to January 2010

An ‘uphill battle for shippers’ on the transpacific as carriers shy away from contracts

The LoadStar

As Asia-US demand continues to surge, BCOs are struggling to ship contracted cargo and are increasingly turning to NVOCCs to support their fractured supply chains.

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.

Roadie Founder and CEO Gorlin discusses continuing impact of pandemic and 2020 Peak Season

Logistics Management

Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Marc Gorlin, Founder and CEO of Atlanta-based Roadie, an on-the-way delivery service with the nation’s largest local same-day footprint.

Asia’s largest shipbreaking town beached like never before

The LoadStar

First-hand report from the beaches of India’s shipbreaking facilities at Alang on the impact of the pandemic, courtesy of Vice. Operations at Alang came to a sudden halt when the government announced a national lockdown in March.

Convoy heralds enhancements to Convoy Go drop-and-hook service

Logistics Management

The new enhancements for Convoy Go include: predictive trailer routing, automated reloads with batched routes, and improved telematics in its smart trailers.

Bulk Chemical Transportation 101

Bulk Connection

Chemical transportation in bulk tanks and trailers is a different world from dry van and other types of truck transport. There are a host of regulations as well as product and equipment concerns that need to be navigated for product to move safely and without damage.

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!