Mon.Sep 14, 2020

Parcel Shipping & Their Intrinsic Relationship to Peak Season Success


More people are taking comfort from shopping online from the comfort of their own homes. With today’s technology, it makes e-commerce a lot more efficient and effective. E-commerce logistics and parcel shipping are the livelihoods of many businesses.

Winning Strategic Accounts with Michael Neme

The Logistics of Logistics

Winning Strategic Accounts with Mike Neme. Michael Neme and Joe Lynch discuss winning strategic accounts, understanding buyer behavior and aligning sales efforts to the customer’s buying behaviors.

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Dealing with the shameful crew-change crisis

Supply Chain and Logistics

Here’s a suggestion for a relatively simple way to stop the cheating on crew changes during Covid-19. Crews are often not allowed to leave ships during the Covid-19 crisis, and are either coerced into signing renewal contracts or simply denied … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains coronavirus crew changes disruption insurance labor relations ocean shipping

Supply Chain Mapping (Insights from Indago)

Talking Logistics

In the post Hidden Suppliers Can Make or Break Your Operations (Harvard Business Review, May 2015), the authors write, “With the size and complexity of supply chains soaring, a daunting challenge is confronting companies: identifying the critical nodes hidden within the vast expanse of their supply networks.”

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.

Walmart tightens on-time, in-full requirements

Supply Chain and Logistics

A large shipping firm has grabbed a problem by the throat. Wal-Mart has raised its on-time in-full (OTIF) shipment requirements for all suppliers to 98%. It’s in response to a significant drop-off of on-time deliveries and short shipments, possibly due … Continue reading → Logistics Production Operations Strategy Supply Chains Shipping standards transportation

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NJ TRANSIT Board Approves Electric Bus Infrastructure Project

NGT News

The NJ TRANSIT board of directors has approved the Electric Bus Infrastructure project contract for the Newton Avenue Bus Garage in Camden, N.J., renovating the facility for the installation of eight electric vehicle chargers (EVCs).

Six Must-See Movies Involving Shipping Containers

MTS Logistics

This year has been a tough one with the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic fallout. Many of us need a break from the news cycle, so I decided to write about a lighter subject – movies that involve ships and containers. Perhaps, this is more relevant now since most of us cannot go to the movies.

Peak-Season Shipping Trends Shifting due to E-commerce


The latest information coming from freight forwarders and experts in logistics points towards the expectation that US imports will remain high throughout October 2020.

The Ongoing Convergence of Cloud and Logistics/Supply Chain Software

Logistics Management

How Software-as-a-Service (Saas) took over the supply chain software market, where it stands now and how far we have to go before the supply chain is truly autonomous

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.

Carriers impose restrictions as container shortages in Asian ports get worse

The LoadStar

All the major carriers are experiencing equipment shortages at Asian ports with popular 40ft high cubes in particular short supply at Chinese depots.

Top 25 Freight Forwarders: Coping with the great unknowns

Logistics Management

When discussing the current state of freight forwarding, industry analysts say we might as well table the merger and acquisition talk that dominated 2019. This year, it’s all about global resiliency as the pandemic continues to disrupt—and sometimes destroy—the most carefully laid plans

Cathay Pacific in major restructure to find a way “to survive and thrive’

The LoadStar

Cathay Pacific is to park 40% of its fleet and undergo a major restructure – once it has determined what “size and shape” will allow it to “survive and thrive in this new environment”. “We

The Last Mile: Get ahead of the pack —or pack it in

Logistics Management

Fast and free delivery is a race to the top. And it’s one that retailers and parcel delivery organizations must join—now

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!

Air cargo market ‘going crazy’ as carriers prepare for a tight peak season

The LoadStar

Forwarders are securing air cargo capacity for the fourth quarter, anticipating a tight peak season as rates start to rise again. This week could be the calm before the storm,” said David Wystrach, senior director of air freight EMEA for Flexport.

Report says Kansas City Southern turns down $20B acquisition overture from investor duo

Logistics Management

Soon after the Wall Street Journal reported in early September that Blackstone Group and Global Infrastructure Partners made a takeover offer for Class I railroad carrier Kansas City Southern (KSU), a subsequent WSJ report issued one week later indicated that KSU turned down a $20 billion offer.

A-Z Bus Delivers First Type-D V2G-Capable EVs to Madera USD

NGT News

A-Z Bus Sales Inc., a provider of clean transportation solutions, has delivered the first Type-D all-electric school buses in California with vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capabilities.

Port of Los Angeles optimizes inbound logistics

Logistics Management

The Port of Los Angeles will begin distributing and publishing key dashboard data from Wabtec’s Port Optimizer™so that all supply chain stakeholders have easy access and can use the forward-looking information to better plan and prepare for inbound cargo

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!

Amazon Air fleet expanding rapidly to meet growth in e-commerce traffic

The LoadStar

Amazon is expanding its aircraft fleet at a record pace, propelled by rapid growth in its e-commerce business. Predictably, international expansion appears to be in low gear, but observers are scratching their heads over the firm’s outright purchase of a 767 freighter.

Q&A: Frank McGuigan, Transplace CEO

Logistics Management

Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Frank McGuigan, CEO of Dallas-based Transplace, a non asset-based third-party logistics services provider.

Manufacturing & Distribution During a Pandemic: Retail

Mazars Ledger Manufacturing and Distribution

WEBCAST September 24th, 2020 | 12 PM ET Moderator Alanna Dible | Senior Manager, Mazars USA LLP Featured Panelists Pierre Desaulles… The post Manufacturing & Distribution During a Pandemic: Retail appeared first on The Ledger - Mazars USA.

Cold Chain and the USPS Crisis

Logistics Management

We’ll begin to see a new postal service that balances its current dedication to delivery everywhere, every day with a level of efficiency that makes it sustainable without an annual labor cost supplement

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Video: Small-fleet finalists share lessons from school of hard knocks

Overdrive Online

Overdrive’s 2020 Small Fleet Champ finalists shared mistakes they’ve made and the principles they’ve learned in growing their businesses and maturing as leaders. Uncategorized business Ed Burns & Sons james davis trucing john mcgee trucking small fleet champ small fleets

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CARGY – The new Digital Solution Partner by Turkish Cargo

Airfreight Logistics

Providing air cargo service to 127 countries worldwide, Turkish Cargo’s “CARGY”, the new artificial intelligence robot that provides customers with the opportunity to inquire about the status of their cargo 24/7, goes live.

Do more offsite carrier audits translate to more safety ratings for owner-ops?

Overdrive Online

The short answer appears to be 'no' with an examination of safety-rating numbers as of the end of August. Independents, have you gone through an off-site audit this year under the COVID-19 emergency declaration? Did it result in a safety rating? Weigh in.

U.S. Funds a Supply-Chain Center in Ghana: A Challenge to China and Russia?

Supply Chain Brain

The United States Agency for International Development recently awarded $15 million for creation of a research and training center for supply-chain management in Ghana. But the move might signal a broader effort by the U.S. to counter the growing economic influence of China, and to a lesser extent Russia, throughout the African continent

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

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