Tue.Jan 18, 2022

Fulfillment Facelift: Cosmetic Fulfillment Services

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Cosmetics is big business. Globally, people will spend $12.8 billion in 2022 to look and smell good. Many of those sales are online. That requires a fulfillment operation that can keep up with increasing volumes, but also handle some of the unique storage and shipping requirements of beauty products.

Editor’s Choice: 8 Supply Chain Planning Challenges Retailers Will Face In 2022 And Tips To Overcome Them

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.


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What’s Choking Food Supply Chains?

Talking Logistics

After the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, a co-worker in Florida commented that her grocery store was restricting cream cheese purchases, creating a buzz and taking national airtime during the Christmas season. Yet another mentioned the lack of King’s Hawaiian rolls at his store.

Another innovation to move China exports

Supply Chain and Logistics

FedEx Freight has chartered some small ships and arranged with a few shippers to ship full 53-foot containers manufactured in China to the US Port Hueneme, CA. Port Hueneme is a small facility jointly used with the US military. Cargo … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains congestion container shipping FedEx Freight intermodal Port Hueneme ports supply chain disruption

How to Optimize Your Supply Chain in Times of Disruption

Disruptions expose gaps in the supply chain and amplify problems. What can be done? Research by GEP and North Carolina State University shows how tech can fix the gaps and ensure supply chain resilience and optimization. Download now!

Outsourced Portfolio Management for LTL, TL and Specialized Services – FreightWaves NOW Interview with Jason Lockard

Blue Grace Logistics

FreightWaves NOW – January 18, 2022. FreightWaves NOW hosts Kaylee Nix and Kevin Hill talk to Jason Lockard , Senior VP of Managed Logistics at BlueGrace, about outsource portfolio management for LTL, TL, and specialized services. To read the entire blog visit BlueGrace Logistics.

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Cummins, Rush Enterprises Share Ownership of Momentum Fuel’s Natural Gas Technologies

NGT News

Cummins Inc. has closed on an acquisition of 50% equity interest in Momentum Fuel Technologies from Rush Enterprises Inc.

5G Planned Deployment May Interrupt Airline Operations


Cellphone providers are set to deploy 5G service in select areas this week. Airline CEO’s are warning 5G could affect airline operations.

Nikola Chooses Proterra as Battery Supplier for Zero-Emission Class 8 Trucks

NGT News

Nikola Corp. and Proterra Inc. have signed a strategic, multi-year supply agreement to power Nikola zero-emission semi-trucks with Proterra’s battery technology.

2022’s Top 5 Logistics Challenges and Parade’s Tips for Overcoming Them


2021 was a year full of uncertainty for everyone across the globe, but those uncertainties hit supply chains particularly hard. As we look forward to 2022, we’ve got to wonder how many more extremes the world will throw at the logistics industry.

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The Easiest Platform to Manage Shipments

Access Uber Freight’s network of more than 100,000 carriers, generate instant quotes, get competitive rates, tender loads in seconds, automate manual workflows, and track end-to-end load status from any device with this easy-to-use shipper platform.

Anticipate Increased Shipping Volumes in 2022

Food Logistics

37% of all respondents struggled with capacity challenges within their supply chain in 2021 compared to 25% that reported issues in 2020, and over half experienced delays with truckload shipments in 2021 compared to 42% in 2020. Transportation / Trucking

XPO Logistics announces additional LTL expansion plans

Logistics Management

Greenwich, Conn.-based based freight transportation services provider XPO Logistics announced today it has taken steps to further expand its less-than-truckload (LTL) network and increase its customer service capacity, opening two new LTL terminals.

Municipal Fleet Using EV Connect Platform for Recharging

NGT News

The City of Porterville, Calif., is rolling out EV Connect’s charging management platform to take advantage of advanced capabilities such as real-time charger and vehicle data, automatic and manual charging prioritization, and energy management to help mitigate on-peak energy costs.

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Truck tonnage ends 2021 with gains, reports ATA

Logistics Management

The ATA’s advanced Seasonally Adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, for December, at 114.7 2015=100), saw a 1% increase, following a 0.5% November gain, to 113.5.

Top 5 Supply Chain Processes That Need Better Collaboration Right Now

A lack of collaboration is a leading cause of supply chain headaches. GEP offers 5 remedies to ease your pain. Download this guide for must-have tools and processes for better supplier interactions.

Blink Charging to Deploy EV Chargers to GM North American Car Dealerships

NGT News

Blink Charging Co., an owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, is deploying EV chargers at General Motors (GM) dealerships in the U.S. and Canada.

New Railcar Design Aims to Reduce Industry's Emissions

Supply Chain Brain

Moving freight by rail is the most environmentally friendly mode of ground transport, with the average U.S. railroad moving one ton of freight 470 miles per gallon of fuel. A new type of railcar aims to further improve the industry’s footprint

How to confront the post-crash litigation threat -- start at the scene of the accident

Overdrive Online

An operator is his/her own first best line of defense at the very scene of an accident when it comes to the potential for litigation, however minor. That’s in addition to these time-worn tactics to fight back against aggressive claimants and attorneys. Business

Supply Chain Crisis Helped Shipping Companies Reap $150 Billion in 2021

Supply Chain Brain

Economists warn that persistently high transportation prices are stoking inflation and clouding the recovery

Market Insights Report: Top Trends for 2022 Planning and Beyond

The freight report you need for insights into where the industry is headed and how to stay resilient in 2022.

How a plaintiffs' attorney shop works -- and how truckers can play defense to work it

Overdrive Online

Presenting a kind of "anatomy" of an advertising plaintiffs’ attorney shop, with a mind to give trucking companies of all shapes and sizes tips on getting ahead of the threat of post-crash litigation from such firms. Business

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FourKites significantly expands European presence with acquisition of NIC-place

Logistics Management

FourKites officials said that with NIC-place in the fold, it is positioned to create the largest European-based multimodal carrier network, serving global shippers with what it called the most comprehensive end-to-end global supply chain visibility platform.

The Value in Networking

Women in Trucking

Professional Development Ellen's Blog

How GPS Tracking Supports Fleet Reporting (+ Tips)


Do you dread having to put together reports about your fleet’s performance? If you’re having to allocate an afternoon—or even an entire day—to reporting on your fleet operations, then you should know there’s a better way to spend your time!

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GEP Outlook 2022

The GEP Outlook 2022 report explores global business trends and features seven critical leadership themes that will help you proactively prepare for and power through the challenges ahead.

After the worst happens: Nuclear-verdicts threat rolls downhill to small trucking companies, owner-ops

Overdrive Online

This series charts buzz around so-called "nuclear" post-crash verdicts – extremely high awards to plaintiffs after truck crashes -- which has reached an inevitable outcome in the New Orleans staged-accident ring. Bedrock cost impacts are felt by all. Business

People Plus Technology: Maximize the Value of Your TMS Investment

CH Robinson Logistics

Have you heard about companies investing a lot of money, time, and resources to implement a transportation management system (TMS) , only to have to shelve the system later because the ongoing savings or efficiencies weren’t meeting expectations? .

Inventory, Risk Management Most Important Factors for 3PL

Food Logistics

A new report from 3PL Central emphasizes the importance of inventory and risk management for greater demand planning throughout 2022. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

Top Carmaker Shutdowns Hint More to Come in Covid-Zero China

Supply Chain Brain

China’s zero tolerance approach to Covid has idled Toyota Motor Corp. and Volkswagen AG factories — a troubling sign for global carmakers as the omicron variant begins to spread in the world’s biggest auto production hub

The Digital Levers You Need to Achieve Sustainable Cost Reduction

For supply chain and procurement pros, cost reduction is is a top priority today. This timely new paper from GEP explores powerful and effective digital levers that can help you to slash costs and create more value for the business. Read it now.