Thu.Oct 15, 2020

3PL Kitting Services: Should they be a Marathon or Sprint?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Who’s the world’s fastest runner? If you answered Usain Bolt, you’re right. After all, he’s dominated the 100-meter sprint since 2008.

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Eliminating Detention and Delighting Drivers with Erik Malin

The Logistics of Logistics

Eliminating Detention and Delighting Drivers with Erik Malin. Erik Malin and Joe Lynch discuss eliminating detention and delighting drivers. Detention and dwell time is upsetting and expensive.

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Battle of the shipping modes: Why shared truckload is better for shippers and carriers

Flock Freight

This article compares shared truckload (STL) service to that of less-than truckload and full truckload, explaining how STL benefits shippers, carriers, and the environment more than any other shipping mode

Parcel Rates and Cost Impact in Q4 and 2021

Talking Logistics

COVID-19 created an entirely new small package shipping environment, especially when it comes to the hidden costs that come with annual increases in parcel rates. Not long ago parcel carriers were transporting 20-25% of their deliveries to residential addresses.

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.

5 B Corps with sustainable supply chains

Flock Freight

Find out which practices five well-known B Corps are using to achieve supply chain sustainability in this article

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5 Questions a First-Time Freight Shipper Doesn’t Know to Ask

Freight Center

If you’re a first-time freight shipper, who is shipping for yourself or for your business, the first thing you’ll learn is that shipping freight has its own rules. It’s not as cut and dry as calling a moving company or taking your parcel to the post office.

Parade unlocks capacity with CloudTrucks virtual carrier network


Parade partners with the most innovative leaders reshaping the trucking landscape. Today, we’re excited to announce our partnership with CloudTrucks. ,, CloudTrucks is a virtual trucking carrier helping truck drivers manage their business.

10 Recommendations for Truck Drivers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

United World Transporation

Truck Drivers have been vital for keeping the country supplied with food, medicine, and goods during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the task hasn’t been easy, and truck drivers face new challenges in an already difficult job.

A truck stop giant on I-81, with new dining options, plans even more parking

Overdrive Online

In the midst of a pandemic's dine-in reductions, this truck stop owner opened a new restaurant. And: Plenty more in this pictorial tour around a recent visit to White's Travel Center in Raphine, Va.

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.

Parade unlocks capacity with CloudTrucks virtual carrier network


Parade partners with the most innovative leaders reshaping the trucking landscape. Today, we’re excited to announce our partnership with CloudTrucks. ,, CloudTrucks is a virtual trucking carrier helping truck drivers manage their business. CloudTrucks’ innovative data science technologies, which include a ,, recently released Schedule Optimizer , help truckers plan and optimize their routes, avoid downtime, and increase their earnings.

Supply-Chain Automation: A Vision That’s Becoming Reality

Supply Chain Brain

This three-step approach to automating tasks can improve operational performance throughout the supply chain

Air cargo not ready for ‘biggest product launch in history’ – the vaccines

The LoadStar

The air cargo industry is not ready for what one of Tiaca’s directors described as the ‘biggest product launch in history’, the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines.

Rural Women’s Day: ‘How we learned to dream again in Rwanda’

World Food Programme Logistics

A project the World Food Programme runs with UN Women, FAO and IFAD, empowers people to express their potential Members of the Bahoneza Cooperative in Nyaguru District.

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.

Editor’s Choice: How IT Can Lead Supply Chain Transformation

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. Today’s article is from Kinaxis. Outdated software isn’t just a headache to manage. It’s a business blocker. In a moment when unpredictable shifts in the flow of goods to consumers has dominated headlines, supply chains have become a driver of competitive differentiation for companies, with 65 percent believing their […].

Modi’s Reforms Could Help Turn India Into Food-Export Powerhouse

Supply Chain Brain

If Prime Minister Narendra Modi's move toward a free market for farm sales succeeds, India could not only feed itself, but become a major food exporter


Freight railroad stakeholders herald 40th anniversary of the Staggers Act

Logistics Management

With this week marking the 40th anniversary of the landmark Staggers Act, various freight railroad stakeholders have banded together to take a look back at how it has fundamentally shaped the sector since it was enacted. The Staggers Act, which was named for the late West Virginia Rep.

Shippers must forecast their freight capacity needs better, say forwarders

The LoadStar

Shippers must become more accurate with their forecasting, say forwarders, particularly when it comes to air freight. At a customer event yesterday, Flexport’s head of air freight, Neel Jones Shah, urged shippers: “You need to plan ahead for 2021.”.

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!

The Weekly Freight Report for October 15, 2020

FLS Transport

The Top 7 Stories in Freight.

Covid disruption sees smaller, ‘more nimble’ forwarders score over big rivals

The LoadStar

Small forwarders are winning against top-25 players in the battle for surging spot-buy airfreight volumes.

Why should you use a heavy haul trucking company?

I.C.E. Transport

When you ship an ocean container over the road, a standard trucking company might be all you need. But certain shipments really call for a heavy haul trucking company – a carrier that can operate legally at more than the federally-defined maximum gross weight.

ShipStation research looks at consumer shipping expectations amid COVID-19 pandemic

Logistics Management

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!

FedEx CIO Attests to Data-Driven Strategies in Pandemic Times

IoT World Today

As organizations continue to adapt to the roller-coaster ride of 2020, some leaders’ pre-pandemic IT strategies brought business resilience even as COVID-19 struck.

Commentary: Maintenance helps maximize asset life

Commercial Carrier Journal

Given proper attention, your fleet’s maintenance program can help you maximize asset life. However, before you even get to the maintenance stage you need to understand the equipment selection process.


The Vaccine Cargo Cavalry Prepares for Historic Airlift

Supply Chain Brain

The medical industry’s dash to produce the world’s first coronavirus vaccines in just a few months is heightening the urgency for the workhorses of global trade to be ready for the historic charge to defeat the disease

Fewer transhipment boxes being ‘rolled’ as capacity returns to major trades

The LoadStar

Fewer containers are being ‘rolled’ at major ports, according to new data from predictive ocean container tracking data provider Ocean Insights.

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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.