Thu.May 21, 2020

Print on Demand: An Earth-Friendly Printing Strategy

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Decades ago, futurists predicted that widespread use of computers would usher in a paperless society. They were wrong. In this digital age, businesses still use some 21 million tons of paper each year, and 50 percent of all business waste is paper. Sales Literature Fulfillment

Railroad Carloads Plummet

Supply Chain and Logistics

This nice essay from Escalation Consultants, delivered on 5/21/2020, shows very large decreases in rail carloads after mid-March of 2020, approaching 30% for most carriers. Only Union Pacific is down by only 18%. Another graph shows the differences by commodity.

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Can Walmart Surpass Amazon?

Logistics Trends and Insights

No, they can not and nor should they even try. Instead, they have an opportunity to reinvent the omnichannel space that Amazon has yet to fully take advantage. “It It is a big advantage being an omnichannel retailer and I think that is showing right now.”.

Digital Transformation in the Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Digitalization is accelerating the pace of business and transforming global supply chains.

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!

Lightning Systems Receives bp Reaccreditation

NGT News

Lightning Systems, a developer of zero-emission powertrains, has received reaccreditation under bp’s Advancing Low Carbon (ALC) program. The ALC program was created by bp to encourage bp and its partners to identify lower carbon opportunities.

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How COVID-19 Is Impacting Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Supply Chain Brain

Out of the coronavirus pandemic will emerge a new digital society status quo — one that will accelerate major technological advances that are already underway

Hazmat warehousing: Is your 3PL audit-ready?

West Coast and California Logistics

When you partner with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider for chemical and hazmat warehousing, there’s a lot to consider during the vetting process. Among other steps, you’ll want to take a tour of the facility, interview management and associates, and ask for referrals.

Tips for Making LTL Shipping Easier

Freight Center

LTL shipping is the most popular, reliable and cost-effective method of shipping. However, it can be complex and confusing if you’re unfamiliar with it. Think of LTL shipping as a ride share. Your freight will share space in a trailer with other shippers’ freight while in route to its destination.

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Final Mile Differentiation: M&As to Increase Demand for Better Last Mile Service


Organizations across the globe continue to rethink their supply chain strategies, and as a result, more mergers and acquisitions are reshaping the way in which supply chains handle final mile logistics.

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!

Armstrong & Associates’ report highlights trends in outsourced 3PL relationships

Logistics Management

“Increasingly Strategic: Trends in 3PL/Customer Relationships,” is an expanded update of Armstrong & Associates’ best-selling report

Commentary: How drivers can avoid identity theft

Commercial Carrier Journal

In times of considerable uncertainty, such as an economic crisis or global pandemic, crimes of opportunity like identity theft become more commonplace. In some cases, this is because people are worried about keeping food on the table.


Intermodal volumes see further declines in April, reports IANA

Logistics Management

Total shipments for the month—at 1,280,309—were off 15% annually. Domestic containers—at 523,732—were off 14.7%, while trailers—at 71,086—slumped 30.5%%. All domestic equipment—at 594,818—was off 17%. ISO, or international, containers—at 685,491—saw a 13.2% decline


Supply Chain Data Visibility Paramount as Industry Lurches into Next Chapter

IoT World Today

Key Takeaways from This Article: COVID-19 has unveiled the fragility of a global supply chain predicated on lowest-cost principles. Increasing supply chain data visibility is a priority for logistics organizations looking to improve resilience.

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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.

New Shandong-Europe Express links China and Hamburg

Logistics Manager

China is the Port of Hamburg’s most important trade partner. Hamburg serves as the gateway to Europe for Chinese goods. Along with handling ocean shipping, the port city is also an important railway hub for transports to and from China.

North American ports largely shielded from COVID-19 impact

Logistics Management

North American ports generally have numerous safeguards and strong financial cushion on their side in being able to weather the sizable ripple effect of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Fitch Ratings in a new report


3 Simple Maintenance Tips to Keep High-Mileage Trucks on the Road

United World Transporation

It is well known that for commercial refrigerated transport companies, including owner-operators, truck maintenance can be at times taxing. We understand that all jobs, as well as short journeys, seem to be nonstop.

Panasonic takes a 20% stake in Blue Yonder, extends ongoing strategic partnership

Logistics Management

Earlier this week, global electronics giant Panasonic said it has made a 20% equity investment in Scottsdale, Ariz.-based based Blue Yonder (formerly JDA), a provider of AI-driven and end-to-end supply chain management services.

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.

Overflowing Garbage Bins: Serious Threats and Prevention Tips

Compactor Management Company

The amount of waste we collectively produce is unbelievable. The US alone produces 250 million tons of waste a year. And honestly, we don’t need numbers to see that the problem of overflowing trash cans exists at a colossal level.

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Food Logistics Tips: How to Keep Perishable Items Safe & Compliant


The best approach to managing food logistics intertwines freight visibility with existing logistics processes, bolstered by technology. Increased shipment-level visibility keeps perishable items safe and boosts compliance with applicable regulations, effectively reducing the risk of spoilage.

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Why should you use a heavy haul freight broker?

I.C.E. Transport

One of the best ways to save money on international shipping is to load containers with as much weight as the law allows. After you load them, of course, you need to get that heavy shipment to the port, and then from the destination port to the receiver. Those over-the-road trips can be tricky.

Avidbots expands Partnership with DHL to install Neo Robots in Warehouses Worldwide

Logistics Manager

DHL , the world’s leading logistics company, and Avidbots , the company that brings robots to everyday life to expand human potential, today announced an expanded partnership to install Neo floor-scrubbing robots in warehouses, hubs, and terminals worldwide.

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.

How Sales Order Automation Can Create Stability During the Pandemic

Supply Chain Brain

Many manufacturers and distributors still rely on manual order processing: a slow, error-prone and inefficient method

Evergreen to Initiate New Weekly Service from Port NOLA

Logistics Manager

Evergreen Shipping launched a new weekly container service to and from the Caribbean and the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) on April 29, 2020, with the Evergreen Arkadia calling at the Port’s Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal. Port NOLA President and CEO Brandy D.

The Slow Opening of the Country.  How Will it Work.


While health experts have expressed doubt of America's readiness to "open up" the economy, it is clear that elected representatives are putting the wheels in motion towards that end.

Wan Hai stays in the black, but Evergreen and Yang Ming’s red ink raises merger talk

The LoadStar

Niche carrier Wan Hai was the only Taiwanese container line to post a net profit in the first quarter of this year as its larger compatriots, Evergreen and Yang Ming, traded in the red.

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!