Tue.Oct 20, 2020

Fulfillment Warehouse Worker Retention in the Wake of COVID-19

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Warehouse employee retention has long been an opportunity for fulfillment companies, but the challenge has been magnified in the wake of COVID-19. Along with attracting and onboarding new talent, retention is now at the forefront of nearly every fulfillment company’s labor efforts.

5 Challenges Retailers Face This Holiday Shopping Season

Logistics Viewpoints

My to-do list has included one incomplete item since mid-September, one glaring blank spot where a big green checkmark belongs. That to-do item is “Start Christmas shopping.”

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What the Trucking Industry Could Look Like in 2021

Shipchain

A Brief Recap on The Trucking Industry’s Recent History. That last few years have been nothing short of eventful for the trucking industry.

How to Choose an Automated TMS | 9 Things To Know

Cerasis

Companies must put a lot of thought into transforming their TMS. There are many things to consider when they need to evolve systems of record. Taking the leap of faith and opting to choose an automated TMS can be tricky.

Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

2020: The Great Inbound Rebound

Talking Logistics

Customer experience once demanded extensive outbound optimization—often leaving inbound as an afterthought. Then COVID-19 happened. Now inbound is becoming stronger than ever, and connectivity is helping.

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Artificial Intelligence in Trucking

Freight Center

There’s never any shortage of talk about artificial intelligence revolutionizing industries. The freight trucking business is no different.

Parade interfaces directly with carriers powered by SmartHop

Parade

Parade partners with the most innovative leaders reshaping the trucking landscape. Today, we’re excited to announce our partnership with SmartHop. ,, SmartHop is a platform that enables trucking companies to keep drivers loaded through its copilot dispatch and back-office services.

Why Onshoring is Growing in Popularity

Trinity Logistics

Onshoring, nearshoring, reshoring – these are terms that we keep hearing in growing popularity lately. Even before Covid-19, many companies have considered onshoring their operations due to concerns about quality and supply chain disruptions.

China's Big Fashion Problem: How to Recycle 26 Million Tons of Clothes

Supply Chain Brain

China throws away 26 million tons of clothes every year, less than 1% of which is reused or recycled

The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

Forwarders slam Maersk: ‘moving from supplier to becoming a competitor’

The LoadStar

Major forwarders may abandon Maersk over concerns that the line’s new “integrated” business and “aggressive” strategy creates conflict of interests, and that it wants to cut forwarders from its business.

Preparing for an Unpredictable Holiday Shopping Season

Supply Chain Brain

Consumers who were compelled to switch to e-commerce shopping during the height of the lockdown will likely be inclined to conduct a majority of their peak holiday shopping online

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Lightning Systems Expands, Renames Company

NGT News

Lightning Systems, a provider of complete electrification solutions for commercial fleets, says it is expanding and renaming the company to Lightning eMotors, effective immediately.

7 Critical Capabilities of Your IoT Cellular Connectivity Partner

IoT World Today

The connectivity partner you choose to enable your IoT solution can fuel the success of your product. That is, if you deploy with the right partner. But how do you know exactly what to look for when evaluating a connectivity provider?

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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.

Canada Transitioning School Fleets to Propane Buses

NGT News

Students in the Halifax, Canada, area are now enjoying the environmental benefits of low-emission propane school buses. SOUTHLAND Transportation, a provider of sustainable transportation solutions, recently began bringing Halifax students to school on 144 propane buses.

Wind, Solar Are Cheapest Power Source in Most Places, Research Shows

Supply Chain Brain

Wind and solar power are the cheapest form of new electricity in most of the world today

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September intermodal volumes see solid annual gains, reports IANA

Logistics Management

Total September shipments—at 1,617,044—were up 8.6% annually. Domestic containers—at 715,240—were up 14.4%, while trailers—at 109,623—were up 16.2%. All domestic equipment—at 824,863—was up 14.6%. ISO, or international, containers—at 792,181—saw a 2.9% increase

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The Why, What and How of Supply Chain KPIs

Logistics Bureau

Supply Chain KPIs is the most popular topic on our Supply Chain Blog, LinkedIn, Youtube channel and on any social media accounts we have! So, we will share a recorded 1-hour webinar, all about Supply Chain key performance indicators. You can check it out right here: [link].

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.

National diesel average falls for the sixth time in seven weeks, reports EIA

Logistics Management

Falling 0.007 cents, this week’s national average came in at $2.388 per gallon

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The power of commercial location data in the last mile: A competitive advantage for fleets

Trimble

Faced with increasing complexity and customer expectations, carriers need a competitive edge -- particularly in the last mile which can make up to 28 percent of a shipment’s total cost.

Truck tonnage makes strides in November, reports ATA

Logistics Management

The ATA’s advanced Seasonally Adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index for September—115.1 2015=100)—headed up 6.7% over August, following a 5.3% decline (revised from an original reading of 5.6%), from July to August and a 1.4% decrease, from June to July.

5 Steps to Build a Better Parcel Shipping Plan

MercuryGate

Shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs) face massive uncertainty going into the 2020 peak shopping […]. The post 5 Steps to Build a Better Parcel Shipping Plan appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Parcel

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.

Forklift Certification Cards: A Quick Guide [Free Templates]

Conger

If you’ve landed on this page, chances are you’re in one of the following situations: You’re new to forklifts and want to know how to get a forklift license. You’re a current forklift operator and you’ve lost your card.

Pain for US importers appears far from over as seasonal stock pours in

The LoadStar

Retailers are concerned about delays to their holiday merchandise, as robust import volumes are straining the US west coast gateways. In particular, they claim, the port complex of Los Angeles and Long Beach is already struggling with lengthening transit times.

$100-Billion Chocolate Industry Still Plagued by Child Labor

Supply Chain Brain

A decade after the $100 billion chocolate industry pledged to cut child labor in the world’s top cocoa producers, a report sponsored by the U.S. government shows the problem has actually gotten worse

Turnover and profits down as Kuehne + Nagel struggles through the pandemic

The LoadStar

Kuehne + Nagel today reported reduced turnover and profits for the first nine months of the year, as it struggled to limit the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. However, it did report year-on-year ebitda growth for both the nine-month and third-quarter periods.

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!