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How to Improve Your Order Fulfillment Process in 2021

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

As fulfillment professionals limp toward the finish line after a grueling 2020, there’s one critical thing they still need to deal with.

6 Key 2021 Supply Chain Trends to Watch


As the logistics industry prepares for the 2021 supply chain trends, an uncertain future becomes the problem.

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What Is Freeze Protection?

Freight Center

The winter months can mean tricky driving conditions, unpredictable weather and issues with transportation and logistics.

Are you looking to just survive, or thrive in 2021? Now is the time to take action.

Trinity Logistics

Are you an independent freight agent? Get ahead of the game. Request For Pricing (RFP) season is fast approaching.

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.

Navigating the Global Air Freight Capacity Crunch

Now, That's Logistics

Securing capacity for global air shipments has become more difficult this year as total freight volumes receded and as carriers reduced their flights as a way to offset that drop in volume.

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Manufacturing growth remains intact in November, reports ISM

Logistics Management

In its monthly Manufacturing Report on Business, ISM said that the report’s key metric, the PMI, came in at 57.5 (a a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), which was 1.8% below October’s 59.3, while the overall economy expanded for the seventh consecutive month


5 Ways Shipping Analytics in SONAR Adds Value For Brokers

FreightWaves SONAR

Successful freight brokerages recognize that digital transformation continues to upend the industry. However, that is not all bad. Remember that shipping analytics is essential to identifying and overcoming disruption.

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Calling out ‘dysfunctional’ trucking regs, OOIDA’s Spencer asks Biden to slot him as FMCSA boss

Overdrive Online

Though OOIDA and its media arm Land Line played the news up big on Monday, and most trade publications (present company included, now) have circulated the announcement, Spencer expressed nothing less than seeming earnest sincerity in his interest in the job.

Quebec Awards Funding to Advance Biofuel Production

NGT News

The Quebec government has awarded funding, totaling approximately $4.55

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.

The long-well-known 1999 Peterbilt 362 cabover now powering Landis & Sons Trucking

Overdrive Online

"Anyone on the East Coast will know the red cabover Pete that hauled for ShopRite," said owner-operator Mike Landis about this unit. In this video, hear the story of his own recognition over many years and, finally, meeting its retiring owner when he purchased it. .

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How to Keep a Vaccine Cold Chain Flowing

Supply Chain Brain

With multiple variants of a vaccine for COVID-19 on the brink of approval and manufacturing, concerns are arising about the ability of supply chains to distribute hundreds of millions of doses quickly and safely to healthcare providers throughout the country

Container shortages the biggest disrupter: where are all the empty boxes?

The LoadStar

Some container vessels have been sailing from Asia to Europe under-utilised in recent weeks due to an acute shortage of empty boxes. A carrier source told The Loadstar: “We have had to sail light a few times recently as there are just not enough boxes at depots [in China] to meet the demand.”.

National diesel average sees a 4-cent gain, for the week of November 30

Logistics Management

With a 4-cent increase, the national average came in at $2.502, following a 2.1-cent increase, to $2.462, for the week of November 23, and a 5.8-cent increase, to $2.441, for the week of November 16, and 1.1-cent gain, to $2.383, for the week ending November 9


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.

Online customs portal unveiled to help cross-border road freight in South-east Asia

The LoadStar

A new online customs portal could help cross-border road freight in South-east Asia maintain volume gains made over air and ocean.

DTNA, PGE Partner on Development of Electric Island

NGT News

Portland General Electric (PGE) and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) say they are co-developing “Electric Island,” a large public charging site for medium- and heavy-duty electric commercial vehicles expected to be the first of its kind in the U.S.

India’s SpiceJet eyes cargo flights to the US, starting with PPE

The LoadStar

SpiceJet has applied to US authorities to start Covid-19-related cargo flights as soon as possible, and is looking initially to wet lease aircraft for the operation.

PowerTap Improves Hydrogen Dispensing Technology

NGT News

Clean Power Capital Corp. says PowerTap Hydrogen Fueling Corp., the company’s previously announced investment, is in the process of completing the 3rd generation design of its onsite hydrogen production and dispensing technology for the North American hydrogen vehicle market.

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.

Factory Floors Keep Global Economy Chugging Along Amid Virus Hit

Supply Chain Brain

The strength of trade activity in recent months is giving a lifeline to the recovery, though the situation remains fragile as the world awaits developments in the race to get a coronavirus vaccine

XL Fleet Enters Partnership to Launch Charging Infrastructure Solutions

NGT News

XL Fleet, a company that specializes in vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, has entered into a partnership with a commercial electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) supplier to begin the launch of its XL Grid division.

Top 3 Ways the Right Logistics System Will Fuel Your Business’ Growth


The right logistics system equips companies to streamline operations, improve visibility, and enhance ROI. As noted by recent survey data , these are top priorities for logistics organizations: Industry

‘Look to trucks’ as China-Europe rail hits delays and capacity is squeezed

The LoadStar

Shippers and forwarders hunting capacity on Asia-Europe trades have been advised to focus on overland routes, as available ocean and air freight capacity hits all-time lows.

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.

What You Should Know About E-forwarders and Why Importers Eventually Leave

Dedola Global Logistics

Importers Eventually Leave E-forwarders. Here’s why… Tech companies have done a great job identifying industries involving the delivery of things to disrupt and drastically improve. Uber and Lyft have revolutionized the delivery of people making taxi cabs take a back seat.

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Micro Apps to Digitize Your Logistics Operations

20Cube Logistics

Today, the logistics industry is one of the fastest growing in Indian, generating employment to 22 million people and posting 7.8 per cent year on year growth. The main reason for the boom is attributed to expanding ecommerce and infrastructure sectors.

What You Should Know About eForwarders and Why Importers Eventually Leave

Dedola Global Logistics

Importers Eventually Leave eForwarders. Here’s why… Tech companies have done a great job identifying industries involving the delivery of things to disrupt and drastically improve. Uber and Lyft have revolutionized the delivery of people making taxi cabs take a back seat.

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How to Know When the Limitations of TMS Are Hurting More Than Helping


Advancements in supply chain technology, including robotic process automation (RPA), big data analytics, and software-as-a-service […]. The post How to Know When the Limitations of TMS Are Hurting More Than Helping appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog TMS Selection

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!