Mon.Jan 11, 2021

Shipping Pharmaceuticals: What you Need to Know

Trinity Logistics

Picking up medicine and vitamins from your local store or pharmacy may be a simple task for you. However, shipping pharmaceuticals is a meticulous challenge. Even more so as cold chain logistics often plays a big role in the pharmaceutical supply chain.

New Podcast Episode: Zero-Emission Trucking

Logistics Matter

The Does LogisticsMatter Podcast is all about trends and innovations in supply chain and logistics. This episode features Marie-José and Jeroen Baartmans, founders of zero-emission transport company BREYTNER. Thank you Marie José and Jeroen for your hospitality and insights.


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NTT DATA Saved $125 Million With SAP Ariba

Logistics Viewpoints

Jeff Tramel, the Vice President of Global Procurement, at NTT DATA Services. SAP recently announced that NTT DATA Services, a global digital business and IT services company, had achieved $125 million in value based on a digital transformation of their procurement function.

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Transportation Procurement: Finding an Alternative

Talking Logistics

Many companies are getting ready for (or perhaps have already completed) their annual transportation procurement engagement. But has the time come to transform the transportation procurement process?

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.

Buttigieg sees infrastructure opportunity in first 100 days

Logistics Management

New Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, sensing a historic opportunity in the first 100 days of the Biden administration, is hoping the time is finally right for a “big, bold” infrastructure package perhaps as large as $1 trillion

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NTT DATA Saved $125 Million With SAP Ariba

Logistics Viewpoints

Jeff Tramel, the Vice President of Global Procurement, at NTT DATA Services. SAP recently announced that NTT DATA Services, a global digital business and IT services company, had achieved $125 million in value based on a digital transformation of their procurement function.

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A giant step for a space-based supply chain

Logistics Management

NASA chooses SpaceX as its first vendor for the deep space commercial supply chain

TGAL Sponsors World Record Attempt: 2,700-mile Row Across the Pacific Ocean

Trans Global Auto Logistics

A 2,700-mile row across the Pacific Ocean is something most of us could never dream of, yet that is exactly what a four-man crew will set out to accomplish in June of 2021.

2021 Rate Outlook: Hikes are a certainty

Logistics Management

While rate hikes are a certainty in 2021, Burnson adds that all parties need to keep their eyes peeled on the oil and fuel markets in the near future as the Biden administration steps into the White House


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.

Eight Essential Documents That Are Key to Shipping

MTS Logistics

International transportation is the key to opening your business to all markets for growth opportunities. On the other hand, you also need to know and understand the rules and regulations of exporting and importing, and crucially, you need the proper shipping documents.

Watch: Obtaining Adequate Supplies of PPE in the Pandemic

Supply Chain Brain

Jamie Teets, partner with GRJ Health, explains the reasons for the critical shortage of nitrile gloves that has plagued hospitals and healthcare workers since the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic


2021 Rate Outlook: Higher rates a near certainty

Logistics Management

In this annual webcast, executive editor Patrick Burnson hosts our panel of fuel, trade and logistics experts who share their insights on rate patterns in all the major transport modes in an effort to help shippers prepare their freight transportation budget for the coming year

Shipping line reliability and accountability now ‘a thing of the past’

The LoadStar

Shipping lines are facing increasingly angry customers as rates continue to soar and service levels plunge. Many are noting their frustrations on LinkedIn as the debate over whether carriers are profiteering rumbles on.

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.

CARB Settles with AltAir Paramount for LCFS Violations

NGT News

The California Air Resources Board has settled with AltAir-Paramount LLC, a producer of renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel, addressing reporting violations under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The settlement is valued at $132,500.


3 Ways Shippers Use Trucking Data to Find Capacity

FreightWaves SONAR

The dawning of a new year means a time to adapt and change shipping managers and logistics providers. And the transportation and shipping industry has a choice to make – to take advantage of trucking data or to ignore it, continuing as before. .

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BYD, ADL to Design, Assemble Chassis for Electric Buses

NGT News

Alexander Dennis Ltd. ADL), the U.K.’s ’s largest bus and coach manufacturer, and BYD U.K.,

How To Start a Pressure Washing Business [10 Steps]


Time To Read: 6 minutes. So, you want to start a pressure washing business. Numerous homes throughout the neighborhood look tired and sad, dusty or dirty due to age or recent storms. You can help bring them back to life. You see a niche.

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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.

Steps to Future-Proofing and Risk-Proofing Your Manufacturing Business


A global survey conducted by SYSPRO to better understand how manufacturers and distributors handled the operational shifts brought on by COVID-19 revealed that 60% of manufacturers and distributors were impacted by supply chain disruptions.

How To Get More Pressure Washing Contracts


Time To Read: 4 minutes. Once you have established your pressure washing business, you will need to search for new business. There are many opportunities to find new clients; you just need to know where to look and how to reach them. .

Why Freight Brokers Are Overpaying This Week (with video)

FreightWaves SONAR

Co-hosts Luke Falasca and Kyle Taylor discuss why freight brokers are overpaying their carriers to haul loads during the first week of 2021 on this episode of #WithSONAR. Falasca and Taylor explain the value of real-time data as market conditions have changed since the holidays.

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Surface Transportation Board officially welcomes Schultz and Primus as new members

Logistics Management

Following confirmation by the United State Senate in November, the Surface Transportation Board (STB), an independent adjudicatory and economic-regulatory agency charged by Congress with resolving railroad rate and service disputes and reviewing proposed railroad mergers, formally welcomed Michelle A.

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.

Freighter aircraft conversion market warming up – but it could overheat

The LoadStar

The first A321 freighter conversion has been delivered to Titan Airways, but one consultant has warned that the market could overheat and the large number of conversions is “not without risk” for aircraft owners.

Can Smaller Grocers Survive the E-Commerce Game?

Supply Chain Brain

Attempts in the early dotcom era to sell food and other grocery items over the internet sputtered. But with the coming of COVID-19, everything has changed


How to Deliver Great Customer Service at the Lowest Cost

Logistics Bureau

In this article we will look at the topic of customer service: getting it right in your business, understanding the implications for your distribution network, and how you can extract more value —and get more cost—out of your business. Do you have challenges in your business around customer service?

More misery for shippers with return of bunker surcharges on the radar

The LoadStar

As oil prices head north again, ocean carriers are preparing to ramp up low-sulphur fuel surcharges to add to the misery of shippers struggling with sky-high freight rates, surcharges and premium fees.

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!