Mon.Nov 30, 2020

(Don’t) Give Them A Break:  Avoiding Parcel Shipping Damage

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

It’s time to share a breaking story about parcel delivery. And we mean that literally. According to various studies, anywhere from 7% to 11% of customers’ online orders arrive broken or damaged – a scenario that’s even more likely if products are large (when delivery damages climb to 21 %).

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Discussing the FreightTech 25 with Andrew Cox

The Logistics of Logistics

Discussing the FreightTech 25 with Andrew Cox. Andrew Cox and Joe Lynch discuss the FreightTech 25, which is a list of 25 freight technology companies that have been recognized by FreightWaves as the most innovative.


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Target’s Margins Improve Even As Digital Sales Explode: How Is That Even Possible?

Logistics Viewpoints

Even as Target Corporation's ecommerce becomes a bigger percentage of their sales, their gross margin continues to increase! This is not suppose to be possible. How did Target accomplish this? The post Target’s Margins Improve Even As Digital Sales Explode: How Is That Even Possible?

On Tony Hsieh, Customer Experience, and Logistics Outsourcing

Talking Logistics

There is a lot of focus today on competing on customer experience and the role of supply chain and logistics in enabling it.

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.

Target’s Margins Improve Even As Digital Sales Explode: How Is That Even Possible?

Logistics Viewpoints

Target’s Shipt Subsidiary Does Same Day Deliveries. On November 18 th , Target Corporation reported its third quarter earnings. Not surprisingly, because of COVID-19, ecommerce sales are surging.

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Naperville Opens First CNG Station

NGT News

Naperville, Ill., along with Trillium and Groot Industries, has opened the city’s first public compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station, located at 1720 Jefferson Ave. City staff first began investigating a transition from oil-based fuels to CNG in 2013.

10 Supply Chain KPIs Freight Professionals Should Know

FreightWaves SONAR

Effective supply chain management and logistics RFP processes depend on an accurate measure of the health of the business and the market. Big data provides an opportunity to gain those insights, especially during volatile freight markets.

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Lawmakers Introduce the EV MAP Act to the House

NGT News

Tom O’Halleran and Michael C. Burgess have introduced H.R. 8807 – the Electric Vehicle Mobility Area Planning Act (EV MAP Act).

3 Ways to Drive Value out of Your ERP Investment


As a mother of an avid horse rider, I have noticed a development where horses are now being bred to be far more athletic. In the ‘old days’, the preferred showjumping warmblood breeds had stronger hind legs to handle the propulsion of the jumps.

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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.

Prologis report takes a deep dive into automation in supply chains

Logistics Management

A report recently issued by San Francisco-based real estate investment trust company Prologis took a deep dive into how “automation has the power to revolutionize logistics operations.

The Lion Electric Co., Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp. Announce Intended Merger

NGT News

The Lion Electric Co., a designer, manufacturer and distributor of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles, says it intends to combine with Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp.,

J.B. Hunt acquires Mass Movement Inc., to further increase Final Mile operations

Logistics Management

Continuing to grow its final mile services offerings through acquisition, Lowell, Ark.-based based trucking and intermodal services bellwether J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. has acquired the assets of Mass Movement Inc

In Electronics, India Aims to Become a ‘Factory for the World’

Supply Chain Brain

China is losing its luster as a place for cheap, reliable manufacturing of high-technology goods. But what other country can match it in both price and scale? The answer might be India

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.

Squeeze on US truck capacity and lack of drivers keeps rates high

The LoadStar

With tender rejections at record highs, shippers are seeing contract rates follow the upward momentum of spot pricing in the US trucking market. For their part, operators have been spending more on driver recruitment and retention, as the shortage is keeping a lid on capacity expansion.

The Shipping Industry’s Short-Term Move for a Greener Tomorrow

MTS Logistics

On November 18th, the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) confirmed plans for short-term measures to cut carbon emissions across the entire merchant fleet.

More box ships skip UK hub ports and forwarders urge EC to intervene

The LoadStar

As carriers continue to leave import containers stranded at North European ports and charge exporters more than $5,000 to ship a box to Asia, the pressure is growing for regulatory intervention.

Gartner issues 2020 Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 rankings

Logistics Management

Johnson & Johnson Maintains No.1 Slot; Four Supply Chain Organizations Make Their Debut in the Ranking

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.

India’s plans to regulate ocean freight rates come under fire

The LoadStar

The Indian government is planning to force shipping lines and agents to provide “all-inclusive” freight rates.

Nikola, GM Sign MOU for Hydrotec Fuel-Cell System

NGT News

Nikola Corp.,

SONAR Indices & Insights: Monitor Intermodal Shipping Container Volumes with RAIL & Domestic Intermodal Spot Rates with INTRM

FreightWaves SONAR

As we’ve been doing every Monday, the SONAR team teaches you about another index (or two) found within SONAR, the freight forecasting platform from FreightWaves.

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$2,000 fair warning, a third time: Vermont route 108 between Stowe/Cambridge off-limits

Overdrive Online

Thinking the "Smuggler's Notch" section of Vermont route 108 looks like a good path toward your destination? Don't do it, says reader Steve Hearne -- any large vehicle, especially any tractor-trailer, is "doomed" on the route. Fines, too, are hefty.


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.

Watch: How We’ll Scale Distribution of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Supply Chain Brain

A look at the challenges and prospects for distributing millions of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the coming months



As a shipper, it is your responsibility to provide the carrier with a precise and authentic total weight of the container to be shipped. It is no secret that many major accidents are a result of inaccurate weights indicated on shipping container documentation.

Cyber Monday Shipping: What to Know About an Earlier E-Commerce Deal Season


As demands have exponentially increased in the wake of the pandemic’s e-commerce buying bump, companies […]. The post Cyber Monday Shipping: What to Know About an Earlier E-Commerce Deal Season appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog E-Commerce Peak Season

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Technology Trends and Selection Considerations For Yard Management Systems


Top Gartner analysts say there’s no time like the present to invest in a YMS that can help you offset COVID-19 challenges and future-proof your yard. .

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!