Thu.Mar 26, 2020

How to Mitigate the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain Operations

Logistics Viewpoints

We’ve been receiving a number of questions from customers asking how to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 (aka coronavirus) on their operations, employees, customers and carriers. The good news is there is a lot that can be done now with your existing logistics and supply chain solutions.

Parcel experts raise key points about impact of coronavirus on express delivery-based markets

Logistics Management

In recent conversations I had with two leading parcel express and last mile logistics experts, there was no shortage of talking points to touch upon, as they relate to the ongoing coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic

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Editor’s Pick: Is Your Logistics Network Built by Ants or Grasshoppers?

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.

Warehouses Maintain Operations even as More Workers Test Positive for Covid-19

Logistics Trends and Insights

By Amy Wunderlin. If you been on Amazon lately, you’d know that two-day Prime shipping has become nothing more than a memory.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Social Distancing Tips for Drivers

United World Transporation

COVID-19 has taken over all our lives, and during this pandemic, refrigerated truck drivers are providing the essential service of delivery food to grocery stores. It’s been a busy time, and we have all drivers on our mind during this time.

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Why U.S. Companies Are Moving Their Supply Chains From China to Mexico

Supply Chain Brain

The U.S.-China China trade war already had American companies rethinking their relationships with Chinese manufacturers. Then came two additional nails in the coffin

TuSimple, ZF Develop Technology for Autonomous Trucks

NGT News

TuSimple, a global autonomous trucking technology company, has established a partnership with ZF, an automotive supplier, to develop and commercialize technology for autonomous trucks.

The Rise of the 3PL for Managed Transportation Services

Blue Grace Logistics

Managed transportation services have widely become an integral function of modern supply-chain. As reported by Steve Baker of Forbes , the outsourcing of managed transportation services to other entities has different terminology depending on location.

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RNG Coalition Appoints Lyon to Advisory Board

NGT News

The RNG Coalition has appointed Lynn Lyon, vice president of strategic marketing at Hexagon to both their Consumer Access & Outreach and Education & Research Advisory Boards.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Maritime supply chain concerns are voiced by the Federal Maritime Commission

Logistics Management

The maritime industry has been deeply affected as a result of the upheaval caused by the coronavirus and its impacts to Chinese manufacturing and logistics services

MOL’s Response towards Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Logistics Manager

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) have announced that it will implement a “Work-from-Home” program aimed to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection and ensuring the safety of officers and employees working at MOL, along with other measures.

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index is down for third straight month

Logistics Management

For January, the most recent month for which data is available, the SCI came in at 4.6. down nearly a full percentage point from December’s 4.6, which was off 2.4% compared to November’s 7.0 reading. This marks the third consecutive month of declines, with January representing the lowest SCI reading going back to October 2018

10 Ways to Measure Freight Broker Effectiveness

Freight Center

Shippers everywhere rely on their freight broker to get them the solutions they need and to help them reach their goals. But how do you measure freight broker effectiveness? How do you know the freight broker you’re currently working with is the right one for you?

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Freight Claims: How Food, Beverage, and Grocery Shippers Can Manage Freight Claims


The cold supply chain remains susceptible to many risks, and for grocers, the threat of inefficiencies related to food-related freight claims remains high. Failure to properly process claims in a timely manner may result in an inability to recoup delivery shortages and damage recoveries.

Boc Aviation signs Purchase-and-Leaseback Agreement with Cathay Pacific for six Boeing 777-300ER Aircraft

Airfreight Logistics

BOC Aviation has announced that it has signed a purchase-and-leaseback agreement with Cathay Pacific for six Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. All six aircraft will be placed on long-term leases with Cathay.

Economist’s offers up honest take on the impacts of COVID-19

Logistics Management

Things that have been growing in the background have quickly come into sharper focus, and in the long run there could be significant beneficial public health outcomes. The question is limiting the downside risks until we get there


Turkish Cargo is Leading the Fight to Keep Supply Chains Flowing

Airfreight Logistics

Collectively, the world is going through a crisis at this very moment. A pandemic the likes of which the world has not seen for a century is sweeping across the globe, seeding uncertainty into the marketplace.

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

Kuehne + Nagel sells Major part of its UK Contract Logistics Portfolio

Logistics Manager

Divestment of drinks logistics, food services, and retail & technology businesses to XPO Logistics Unchanged high commitment to the Group’s scalable leverage areas in the UK Kuehne + Nagel enters into a definitive agreement to sell a major part of its UK contract logistics portfolio to XPO Logistics.

UPS Enhances Singapore Healthcare Supply Chain Capabilities

Airfreight Logistics

UPS announced today that its freight forwarding operation at Changi Airport, Singapore, has received IATA CEIV Pharma Certification for pharmaceutical logistics.

Preparing Transport for Yacht Shows

Trans Global Auto Logistics

Yacht Transport By Road vs. By Sea. Yacht transport by road or sea might just be the answer to your prayers. Dedicated sailors put love, time, and effort into their vessels.

Advantages of Basing Your Distribution Center in North Carolina

Kanban Logistics

North Carolina, the Tar Heel State. Home to the Great Smokey Mountains, legendary college basketball, and the scene of the Wright Brothers’ first successful flight at Kitty Hawk. In fact, the “First in Flight” motto still appears on the state’s license plates.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Maritime Law


Maritime Law Maritime law deals with the treaties, conventions, and laws related to nautical matters, especially private maritime business. Another often-used term “Law of the Sea” refers to the global rules that apply to seas and oceans.

Heavy Freight Shipping Savings Calculator

I.C.E. Transport

Many global shippers of dense, heavy freight fail to maximize container payloads and, as a result, inflate heavy freight shipping costs 20% or more.

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for chemical products: What shippers need to know

Bulk Connection

When a logistics provider is contacted to transport a chemical product, the first thing the provider will ask for is the chemical’s Safety Data Sheet (SDS; formerly MSDS or Material Safety Data Sheet).

Feasibility Study on Production and Sales of Sustainable Aviation Fuel Made from Plastic and Other Waste Materials

Airfreight Logistics

Japan Airlines Co., Marubeni Corporation, JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation, and JGC JAPAN CORPORATION have agreed to jointly conduct a feasibility study on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production and sales in Japan through the use of industrial and municipal waste, including plastic waste.

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New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!