Thu.Feb 25, 2021

Your Guide to Managing Customer Expectations

Ship Monk

2020 was a monumental year for eCommerce, but not in the way any of us expected. eCommerce merchants and customers alike were faced with some pretty, dare we say, unprecedented challenges that, among other things, forced major changes in both the foundation of online retail and our perceptions of it.

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Save Money With Better Print Management

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

On average, print comprises 25% to 30% of a company’s marketing budget. If you could reduce that percentage and still get the results you need, you would do it – right? Good news! You can – through better print management. Here are three areas you need to focus on.

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Reefer Demand Rising at "Warp Speed"

Food Logistics

With the COVID-19 vaccines already being distributed, expect reefer capacity to continue to tighten and spot rates continue to increase in the first half of 2021. Transportation / Cold Chain

Delivering Hope: Taimen Transport Ships Life-Saving Vaccines

Turvo

New daily cases of COVID-19 were increasing at an alarming rate. Vaccines were authorized for emergency use. The vaccination program had only just begun. All eyes were on the success, or failure, of the cold chain. The doses had to make it. The program had to work. Failure was not an option.

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

What shippers need to know about how carriers price freight with historic, peer and market data

FreightWaves SONAR

A certain level of fees and freight rating expenses are standard in shipping and transportation. They are expected and should be anticipated – with laser-precision if possible. However, the sheer amount of fees applied in the process to price freight for a load can amount to quite a hefty sum. .

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Trillium Partners with the City of Dallas to Fuel Sanitation Trucks with CNG

NGT News

Trillium, a provider of alternative and renewable fueling solutions, has entered a new partnership with the City of Dallas. The city has turned to Trillium to take over the operations and maintenance of two CNG fueling stations owned by the city. “We

Q&A: Phil Byrd, CEO of Bulldog Hiway Express

Logistics Management

Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Phil Byrd.

What is ERP and How Does it Benefit Manufacturers and Distributors?

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Just over 100 years ago, when the world was going through its previous pandemic (the 1919 Spanish flu), the organizational structure of divisions and departments we accept as normal were only just being defined, by people like Alfred Sloan and Frederick Taylor.

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How to Use Data to Fuel Your Retail Reverse Logistics Strategy

GlobalTranz

How often do you think about your retail reverse logistics strategy? It’s easy to assume retail reverse logistics is solely based on returns. While this is partially true, all retail reverse logistics involve a backward flow of products that return to their origin.

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

The Dangerous Ripple Effects of High Warehouse Employee Turnover

Kane is Able

Manufacturers and retailers who outsource distribution activities to third-party logistics companies (3PLs) understand that there is a certain amount of churn among warehouse workers. But just how much churn is something they should be paying far more attention to.

What is Reverse Logistics?

GlobalTranz

What is reverse Logistics? Before we dive in the nuances of reverse logistics, otherwise known as return logistics, integration, let's briefly recap what reverse logistics is. Reverse logistics refers to all operations related to the reuse of products and materials.

Key Insights to Improve LTL Transit Times

CH Robinson Logistics

The transportation industry has faced volatility over the last several years, but nothing like the disruptions of 2020. The less than truckload (LTL) marketplace continues to face unique challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One ongoing situation is longer than normal LTL transit times.

Hydra Energy, Chemtrade Partnership to Provide Hydrogen to Commerical Fleets

NGT News

Hydra Energy, a Hydrogen-as-a-Service (HaaS) provider for commercial fleets, has entered a strategic partnership with Chemtrade. The long-term contract is an important factor of Hydra’s HaaS business model and includes Hydra capturing, cleaning and compressing hydrogen.

The Business Costs of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chains have weathered a lot recently: a pandemic, natural disasters, trade wars and more. The Economist and GEP surveyed 400 senior execs to find out their real business impacts. The results? Shocking, but not surprising. Read the report now.

White House issues executive order focused on securing critical U.S. supply chains

Logistics Management

With a sharp focus on helping to create more resilient and secure supply chains for critical and essential goods, the White House yesterday issued an executive order that calls for a 100-day review to identify near-term steps in can take, including with Congress, “to address vulnerabilities in the supply chain” for four groups of critical goods.

Nussbaum Transportation Services streamlines quotes with SONAR

FreightWaves SONAR

View the Full Case Study. Nussbaum Transportation Services has a rich history that goes back to its founding in Fairbury, Illinois. Operating as an employee-owned organization since 2018, Nussbaum provides a variety of brokerage services as an asset-based carrier.

What Brexit Means for You: Brexit Shipping to Europe and the UK

Trans Global Auto Logistics

The world continues to feel the impact of Brexit. Shipping to Europe and the UK has changed, both in the short term and the long term. But what do the Brexit shipping impacts mean for you, the consumer? Do the Brexit and shipping industry complications have much visibility for shipping customers?

What enterprise shippers can expect from logistics automation in 2021

FreightWaves SONAR

Automation continues to prove its value in building transportation and freight management relationships. Even the most robust in-house strategies can turn to the value of logistics automation within analytics, such as the insights found in Lane Signal, to further refine their operations.

5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

Just as the tech industry revolves around innovation, so does technical recruiting. To advance their career by attracting top candidates in a competitive landscape, modern recruiters must commit to actively adapting and advancing their hiring strategies. This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

Lion Electric Secures Electric School Bus Order

NGT News

Lion Electric, a manufacturer of all-electric medium- and heavy-duty urban vehicles, has secured an order for 10 of its all-electric school buses from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). “LAUSD is possibly the most well-known school district in the U.S.,”

The Weekly Freight Report for February 25th, 2021

FLS Transport

The Top 7 Stories in Freight.

Omnitek Engineering Receives Certification for the OT13 Natural Gas Engine

NGT News

Omnitek Engineering Corp., a company that develops and sells diesel-to-natural gas conversion systems and complementary products, has received EURO VI Phase-E certification for its OT13 heavy-duty natural gas engine.

Is Tire Testing Worth It for Large Fleets?

United World Transporation

Tires are the second-highest expense for fleets after fuel. Choosing the right tires for a fleet can save an operation thousands of dollars in reduced fuel consumption and maintenance. However, no two fleets are similar, and each operation will need to find the optimum tire model and brand.

Get More Help With Merchant Onboarding and Get Payments Going Your Way

Software companies are increasingly looking to move up in the payments food chain and play a bigger role. This whitepaper discusses where you'll fit in the chain, your cut of the revenue, and the benefits of becoming a payment facilitator.

Texas Reckoning: Living With Yesterday’s Tech, Built for Last Century’s Climate

Supply Chain Brain

It’s not the new technology of renewable power that’s destabilizing the electric grid. It’s the new weather

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Fuel tax hike support waning as Washington preps for $1.8 trillion infrastructure package

Logistics Management

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, speaking before a gathering of top officials of the American Association of State Highway Officials (AASHTO), said all aspects of funding are on the table to help pay for the highway reauthorization

In the Fast Lane Toward a Contactless Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

In the name of safety, touchless technology is on the rise everywhere we look

Intermodal volumes begin 2020 with decent increases, reports IANA

Logistics Management

Total January shipments—at 1,598,492—saw an 6.1% annual gain. Domestic containers—at 671,862—were up 8.1%, while trailers—at 105,611—were up 14.6%. All domestic equipment—at 777,473—was up 9.0%. ISO, or international, containers—at 821,019—saw a 3.5% increase

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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.