Mon.Oct 18, 2021

Warehouse Packing Station: 5 Factors to Consider to Avoid Bottlenecks


A warehouse packing station is one of the most heavily trafficked areas in a storage facility, and it could easily lead to a bottleneck if there is improper planning. A bottleneck in your warehouse packing station can slow down your operations, impede your deliveries, and cause profit loss.

3 Emerging Supply Chain Trends with Steve Elwell

The Logistics of Logistics

3 Emerging Supply Chain Trends with Steve Elwell. Joe Lynch and Steve Elwell discuss 3 emerging supply chain trends. Steve helps businesses manage challenges through improvements to leadership, liquidity, sales, and costs. About Steve Elwell.


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Warehouse Labor Woes Are Worse than Ever

Logistics Viewpoints

Warehouse Labor Woes are Worse than Ever. On the surface, the jobs report in the US looked positive. Unemployment had fallen to 4.8 percent. But more people left the job force than joined it.

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US Coast Guard boards MSC ship in ongoing California pipeline spill probe

Supply Chain and Logistics

It is possible that anchor dragging by a ship months ago was responsible for the pipeline spill off Huntingdon Beach CA that appeared just recently. While it wasn’t a large spill, the sensitive nature of the area requires a full … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Sustainability environment ocean shipping Oil oil spills sustainability

Minimizing Retail Supply Chain Disruptions in 2021 and Beyond

Speaker: Izaac Moran, Customer Success Manager, FourKites; Glenn Koepke, SVP of Customer Success, FourKites; and featuring interviews with supply chain experts from Dollar Tree and Best Buy

Register for our upcoming webinar to see how savvy retailers including Dollar Tree and Best Buy are leveraging real-time visibility across their end-to-end supply chains in creative ways to drive agility and thrive in today’s unpredictable environment.

How Australian manufacturers can achieve the net-zero deadline


Most manufacturing companies are working on what a low carbon future means for their business with the urgency to cut global CO2 emissions in half by 2030 and strive for a net-zero by 2050. We know that the manufacturing industry is the engine of economic growth and social impact.

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[WHITE PAPER] Peak Season Forecast: Another truckload capacity crunch

FreightWaves SONAR

In this report, we discuss our outlook for the fall peak season for rail intermodal (p. 3-6), maritime (p. 6-8) and truckload (p. 9-12). Intermodal volume typically peaks in October and subsequently declines in November and December.

Outsourced equipment acquisition/maintenance for zero-debt operation -- STS Delivery Service's leasing model

Overdrive Online

“The last few years we’ve been growing like weeds,” STS Delivery Service owner Brian Sullivan said, with full-service leasing for equipment management outsourcing. Leasing also has enabled the company to operate with zero debt. Small Fleet Champ

What to Expect for Holiday Shopping Amid the Shipping Crisis

MTS Logistics

With just about two months left to go before Christmas, the time to ship goods from one side of the global economy to the other is about to expire. That’s because China-to-U.S. transit times for ocean freight reached 70+ days door-to-door in September and October.

Supply-Crunch Inflation Gives Central Banks an Unfixable Problem

Supply Chain Brain

The global economy’s supply crunch is propelling inflation at such a fast pace that central bankers may be forced to respond, even though fixing that imbalance is beyond their power


The Rise of Supply Chain n.0 – 5 Ways to Thrive on Change

Ready to learn how to thrive on change? In this eBook, our experts share the 5 key steps to executing Supply Chain n.0 strategies that thrive on change.

FMCSA nominee promises “closer eye” on unsafe truckers

Logistics Management

The nation’s top trucking regulator-to-be told lawmakers she is committed to taking concrete steps to reduce deaths and injuries from large-truck crashes.

Culver CityBus Orders Zero-emission Electric Transit Buses from NFI’s New Flyer

NGT News

New Flyer of America Inc., a NFI Group Inc. subsidiary, has received an order from the Culver City Transportation Department (Culver CityBus) for six zero-emission battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG 40-foot transit buses. Culver CityBus provides public transit in Culver City, Calif.,

The Scourge of Ransomware: Another Kind of Epidemic

Supply Chain Brain

Ransomware attacks are a persistent and rapidly growing scourge


Stellantis, LG Energy Join Forces to Produce Lithium-Ion Batteries in North America

NGT News

Stellantis N.V. and LG Energy Solution (LGES) have entered into a memorandum of understanding to form a joint venture to produce battery cells and modules for North America.


Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.

The Blending of Human Capital and Robots in a World of Automation

Supply Chain Brain

Automated processes not only have the ability to solve supply chain problems such as labor shortages and changing customer demand, but can in fact improve the safety and quality of life for the human worker

36-day average transit time on China-US West Coast route underscores the extent of supply chain breakdown

Shipping and Freight Resource

The usual transit time from China to US West Coast ports more than doubled, increasing from 16 days to 36 days in October 2021. Long waiting times outside US ports are a major factor driving supply chain breakdowns in the US.

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Apple Drops Intel Chips in Biggest MacBook Overhaul in Years

Supply Chain Brain

Apple Inc. took the most aggressive step yet to strip Intel Corp. chips from its computers, announcing more powerful homegrown Mac processors alongside a total revamp of its MacBook Pro laptop computers


The State of U.S. Rail And Ports

3PL Insights

Drayage shipping is the transportation of goods over short distances. This term is often used alongside intermodal transportation which is shipping with more than one mode of transportation.

SAP S/4HANA: 4 Tips to Get You Started on the Right Path

With SAP S/4HANA at the core of your digital transformation, you can empower your supply chain with intelligent process automation, unprecedented visibility, actionable insights and real-time collaboration.

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index continues to point to strong rate environment

Logistics Management

For August, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI came in at 11.63, topping July’s 10.78 reading, and trailing June and May, at 12.61 and 15.72, respectively. The all-time record reading, for the TCI, is May’s. 16.82, which topped March’s 16.17, the previous all-time high

Watch: How Fast Fulfillment Changed Retailing

Supply Chain Brain

Sanchoy Das, professor in the Engineering Department of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, explains how “fast fulfillment” has come to dominate e-commerce, to the point where online shoppers expect nothing less


What Is Logistics Management and Why Is It Important? | PLS Logistics Services

PLS Logistics

Logistics management is a primary factor in the success of any company’s operations and has a direct impact on its bottom line. Additionally, meeting customer demand and providing superior service is one of the goals of good logistics management

Missed port calls a headache for feeder operators as stranded containers pile up

The LoadStar

The decision by Maersk and other carriers to skip UK port calls due to berthing delays is proving a massive challenge for feeder operators tasked with relaying thousands of ‘overcarried’ containers.

4 Critical Steps to Build into Your Digital Logistics Strategy

Up your logistics game by empowering your supply chain with AI-powered analytics, real-time collaboration, IoT-enabled track and trace, and cognitive decision-making to achieve digital logistics success. Build your strategy around these 4 critical steps.

The 7Cs of Home Delivery – Building Confidence to Better Serve Your Brand and Consumers


The post The 7Cs of Home Delivery – Building Confidence to Better Serve Your Brand and Consumers appeared first on Paragon Routing. Customer Service Home Delivery


Alibaba bought into parent of new ocean carrier Transfar Shipping

The LoadStar

Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba has a stake in new liner operator Transfar Shipping, which launched operations with China-US west coast sailings in August, The Loadstar has learned.

AliExpress bolsters logistics ecosystem

Logistics Business Magazine

AliExpress , part of Alibaba Group and one of the world’s largest online retail marketplaces, has introduced innovative logistics solutions in partnership with Cainiao, Alibaba’s logistics arm. Ahead of the world renowned 11.11

No end in sight for China power crisis as pressure grows on supply chains

The LoadStar

China’s power crisis is expected to further disrupt supply chains bringing longer lead times and a preference for high-value goods.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.