Wed.May 20, 2020

Unblanking and blanking

Supply Chain and Logistics

Blanking voyages has turned into unblanking. Ocean carriers try to match supply with demand on a precise basis, to cut losses. That is a proven technique in industries where you can also vary inventory. But voyages are time-sensitive, and result … Continue reading →

Amazon, FedEx, and UPS Prepare for the Post COVID World

Logistics Viewpoints

On Monday, my home state of Massachusetts announced the official details regarding the state’s four-phase plan to re-open the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. Phase 1 comes in a two-wave approach, with some business opening immediately and others opening on May 25.

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Anything but Frosty: Cold Chain Logistics Industry Sees Growth

Food Logistics

Here’s how technological capabilities, government regulations and ever-changing consumer demands transform the growth in 3PLs. 3PL/4PL

Impact of COVID-19: Insights from Indago Supply Chain Members

Talking Logistics

This time of the year, I’m usually on the road delivering keynote presentations at industry conferences. But with all in-person events cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, I am at home like everybody else.

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!

Petroleum commentary: The world is trying to fight off an invisible enemy

Truck News

Making predictions brings out the unpredictable in predicting. In energy reports and observations in the past, I have opined that there are 16 factors that go into the final prices of refined products such as diesel and gasoline.

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Top Quarterly Blogs: Food Industry

Trinity Logistics

Our quarterly industry focus was on the food industry. We researched your current challenges in logistics and found solutions. Out of all the blogs posted, these three were our most read. If you missed out on reading any of them, simply click on the headlines below!

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Autonomous Final Mile Delivery Service: News and Reports Affecting the Future of Drones in Logistics


Few topics carry more weight than the idea of autonomous trucking in final mile delivery service.

Looking Ahead to the Future of Grocery Delivery in a Post-COVID-19 World


Time To Read: 5 minutes. The past 20 years have brought the idea of home delivery from the realm of occasional catalog orders to an everyday occurrence for American consumers.

ViriCiti, BAE Systems Develop Automatic Tool for Electric Hybrid Buses

NGT News

ViriCiti, in collaboration with BAE Systems, has developed a new functionality that enables fleet operators with Series-ER (Electric Range) electric hybrid systems on transit buses to automatically switch the engine on or off in predefined geofenced areas.

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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!

Preventable, or not: How to DataQ for FMCSA’s crash review program

Overdrive Online

Having a crash determined to be non-preventable in the FMCSA's newly permanent review program could pay insurance and other dividends with its removal from carrier safety scoring in CSA. Here's what to consider in the DataQs process for submitting the review and more.

Adopting Technology and Upskilling Employees is Vital during COVID-19


No crisis is an isolated, neatly contained incident, and the COVID-19 outbreak is exceptional by any standards.

project44 adds key capabilities to Advanced Visibility Platform

Logistics Management

Chicago-based project44 has rolled out multiple new offerings to what it calls the industry’s “first and only unified global visibility offering,” which is known as its Advanced Visibility Platform

PitPoint.LNG Reopens LNG Refueling Station

NGT News

PitPoint.LNG has reopened its completely renovated LNG station in Zwolle, The Netherlands. The station has four times more LNG storage capacity than before in order to meet the increasing demand for LNG. “We We are very happy with the renovated station.

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.

Re-skilling the Workforce – After COVID/Before COVID


We all know that the world is going through a major change that will lead to us running our lives differently than we did BC (Before COVID). What some businesses are beginning to realize though is that their workforce will need to learn new skills AC/DC (After COVID/During COVID).

GreenPower Launches the EV Star CC Model

NGT News

GreenPower Motor Co. GreenPower), a designer, manufacturer and distributor of electric-powered medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, has launched its new EV Star CC Model.

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How to Start a Continuous Improvement Program: 6 Simple Steps for Your Supply Chain


Learn how to cut costs, improve service and boost employee engagement by setting up a continuous improvement program in your supply chain

Link Transit Achieves 50 MWh of Wirelessly Delivered Energy

NGT News

Link Transit of Wenatchee, Wash., has achieved 50 MWh of energy delivered wirelessly to its electric bus fleet. Link Transit is the first electric bus operator in the U.S. to reach this technology milestone and the first in the world to do so in under two years.

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.

Electronic Proof of Delivery Systems Supercharge Operational Visibility for Food Distributors


The post Electronic Proof of Delivery Systems Supercharge Operational Visibility for Food Distributors appeared first on Paragon Routing. Proof of Delivery

Tips for Job Searching During The Pandemic

PLS Logistics

During this uncertain time, many people have lost their jobs, are questioning their job choices, and have started working from home. Even during the pandemic, there are still companies out there hiring new talent. Searching for a job during a crisis may be challenging, but it is possible.

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Ethiopian Finalizes Distribution of Jack Ma’s 2nd Round Donation to Africa

Airfreight Logistics

Ethiopian Airlines completed the flight and delivery of the second round shipments of life-saving medical supplies to fight COVID-19 donated by Jack Ma to all African countries.

‘Out of step’ Covid restrictions disrupt cross-border auto supply chains

The LoadStar

Some folks in Daimler’s supply chain organisation probably aren’t feeling great at the moment.

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.

WFS supports ‘Maersk Bridge’ Operation in Copenhagen

Airfreight Logistics

Growing demand for space pushes carriers to reinstate blanked voyages

The LoadStar

As demand for container shipping appears set to increase, the top priority for shippers is securing space on vessels and container equipment, according to a new survey of European Shippers’ Council members.

UPS And Michaels Launch Contactless Curbside Pickup

Airfreight Logistics

Michaels , the largest arts and crafts retail chain in North America, and UPS today announce curbside service at UPS Access Point® locations located within more than 800 Michaels stores nationwide.

FTC’s ‘Made in USA’ Claims Penalty Paves Way for Additional Enforcement

Supply Chain Brain

Here's what we can learn from the Federal Trade Commission's recent $1 million fine against Williams-Sonoma — and practical advice for companies interested in making “Made in USA” and other U.S. origin claims in their advertising and labeling


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!