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How Logistics Technology Empowers Customer Experience Initiatives


Logistics technology can have a tremendous impact on supply chains, particularly customer relations. Building a strong and positive customer service experience is critical for growth and success within the supply chain.

Editor’s Choice: Big and Bulky Delivery Challenges in 2022

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. This article is from FarEye and examines the challenges around big and bulky deliveries in 2022.


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New teu waiting days indicator highlights the severity of global container congestion

Supply Chain and Logistics

Kuehne + Nagel has developed a new measure of container congestion. Its digital platform seaexplorer now features the Global Disruption Index. The index seems to total the cumulative TEU waiting time in days, based on container ship capacity in certain … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains congestion container shipping measuring congestion ocean shipping shipping delays

The One True Software Solution: Growing Your Business With PestPac


Time To Read: 3 minutes. For most pest control business owners, business growth is consistently a top priority when it comes to making business decisions and planning for the future.

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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!

‘Murder Pete’: The one-of-a-kind 379 of Oklahoma-based Ray Morris

Overdrive Online

The truck earned its name given a quirk of history and the previous owner's passing. Despite that ill-fated past, owner-operator Morris has turned negatives into a positive with the spectacular upgrades, a big hit at GBATS this past Fall. Custom Rigs

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'Entry Level' truck driver training: With FMCSA's new regs looming, old-school training ways survive

Overdrive Online

As for-hire trainers around the nation continue to pop up in FMCSA's new registry and adjust processes to fit the new rule, among "private" providers is one small fleet whose old-school apprenticeship approach will thrive even with new regs. Channel 19

Buy vs. Build: Should You Purchase Software or Create Your Own?


It’s a question as old as software itself. Here, we explore the top five reasons why you should consider a third-party software provider instead of building your own.

6 Top Warehouse & Contract Logistics Trends to Watch

Now, That's Logistics

Some companies run their own warehouse and DC facilities while others outsource some or all of their warehousing activity to reliable providers like DB Schenker through contract logistics arrangement s.

SoCalGas Continues Transition of Fleet to Hydrogen Fuel Cell EVs

NGT News

Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) has received 23 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (HFCEV), marking the company’s first purchase of hydrogen-powered vehicles. The company plans to expand its fleet of HFCEVs to 50 next month.

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.

LM reader survey underscores the impact of inflation on supply chain and logistics

Logistics Management

A Logistics Management reader survey of 100 freight transportation, supply chain, and logistics stakeholders continued to reinforce how inflation continues to affect things, from both an operational and business perspective.

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Everything You Need to Know about Writing a Query Letter


Congratulations! You are done with the hard part–writing your manuscript–and now it’s time to publish your book. But before you go rushing into emailing agents, let’s first take a look at how to write a query letter that will get you a book deal.

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U.S.-bound containerized imports set new record in 2021, reports Panjiva

Logistics Management

Total December U.S.-bound bound containerized freight imports—at 2,666,164 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units)—were off 1.9% compared to November and were down 0.5% annually.

Nikola Works with Corcentric Fleet Funding Solutions on EV Sales Financing

NGT News

Nikola Corp. and Corcentric Fleet Funding Solutions, a provider of leasing and financing solutions, has signed an agreement to facilitate sales of Class 8 Nikola Tre battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and Nikola Tre hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).

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.

Can a Self-Driving 40-Ton Truck Be Safe? Developers Say Yes

Supply Chain Brain

Shipping companies and software developers are experimenting with self-driving trucks as a way to solve a driver shortage worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, drawing fire from safety advocates who call the technology a risk to motorists

Integration of Supply Chain Systems: Let RPA Do the Virtual Heavy Lifting

RPA Labs

Robotics Processing Automation (RPA) is a form of digitization and automation within various business models that allows management to establish a set of processes or instructions for a robot (bot) to carry out. RPA in the supply chain is revolutionizing the way the network as a whole operates.

Q&A: Spencer Shute, Principal Consultant at Proxima

Logistics Management

Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Spencer Shute, Principal Consultant at Proxima, a Chicago-based strategic team of procurement specialists with more than 25 years of consultation and supply chain experience.

Bolt Logistics, IKEA Deploy 30 EV Delivery Trucks in Canada

NGT News

Bolt Logistics, a Canadian ecommerce fulfillment and last-mile delivery provider, is deploying 30 electric vehicles (EVs) across the country in 2022, in partnership with IKEA Canada.

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.

Investments in ESG Help Companies' Bottom Line

Material Handling and Logistics

A survey from Grant Thornton found that 17% of CFOs see ESG as a fundamental driver of financial success. Global Supply Chain

Watch: Micro-Fulfillment: A Solution to Last-Mile Delivery Obstacles?

Supply Chain Brain

Bill Catania, chief executive officer of OneRail, describes the need for, and benefits of, micro-fulfillment centers for ensuring efficient and reliable last-mile delivery

How to ship lithium batteries by air—in 2022 and beyond


Since 2016, when the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) implemented drastically more restrictive global regulations on shipping lithium batteries by air, shippers have adapted and done their best to comply.

Shippabo Expands Transloading Services for Customers With Inland Movement

Supply Chain Brain

Shippabo, a supply chain management platform, has expanded its network of service providers to offer a seamless transloading experience for customers who have inland shipping needs

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.

Maximizing RTTV ROI through high-quality data


Learn why having good data quality and real-time visibility can help improve operational efficiency

LA, Long Beach Ports Move Record Cargo Despite Logjams

Supply Chain Brain

The Port of Los Angeles moved record cargo volumes last year amid an import surge at the U.S.’s s biggest container gateway and supply chain snarls brought on by the pandemic

How to Enable a Seamless Customer Experience With At-Home Salon and Beauty Services


As the Omicron variant takes precedence over our lives, we are hushed into our homes again. The third wave was not entirely unanticipated, and so businesses are better prepared to handle fluctuating demands this time.

Freight Modeling to Account for Disruption: How Modeling Can Hasten Strategy Adjustments


Transportation carbon emissions are a major threat to the planet, and left unchecked, they have the potential to cause vast devastation and limit the abilities of humanity to thrive.

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.