Wed.Nov 18, 2020

The 2020 Thanksgiving Logistics Shake-Up

Logistics Viewpoints

Even though this year will be very different than other years, the Thanksgiving logistics headaches will continue. The turkey supply chain remains a complex balancing act between supply and demand, especially at the fresh turkey level.

Supply Chain Resilience: Back in the Spotlight

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published yesterday, “Creating Resilience Amid Disruption: 2020 Supply Chain Market Research.”

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Importance of Logistics in Construction Projects

Trinity Logistics

By definition, logistics is the management of the transportation of materials or equipment from where they are to where they need to be. For everyone, materials or equipment need to arrive on time and with no damage, and this lies especially true for those coordinating construction projects.

DHL Launches Battery-Electric Trucks in the U.S.

NGT News

DHL, an international express services provider, has launched four BYD Class 8 battery-electric trucks in the U.S. The electric trucks are manufactured by BYD Motors and built with long-lasting and safe battery technology capable of running all day on a single charge.

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.

How COVID-19 Is Redefining the Logistics Workforce

Supply Chain Brain

As competition for temporary workers intensifies, employers are boosting wages and perks, and promoting more opportunities for full-time jobs

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The time to defer ELDs is now

Truck News

Regular readers of this blog will be fully aware of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada’s (PMTC) concerns on electronic logging device (ELD) timelines and our concerns over Transport Canada’s refusal at this point to address these concerns as the compliance deadline continues to rapidly approach. The PMTC is not a lone voice in […].

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UK ports need outside help as containers pile up by the thousand

The LoadStar

Overflow container stacks continue to proliferate around the UK as the logistics industry scrambles to tackle the growing congestion hitting supply chains.

BluJay research focuses on the need to build resilient supply chains

Logistics Management

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Right Place, Right Time, on Time – How to be Inventive with Inventory


The global pandemic is forcing everyone to reassess their inventory management processes. A recent bulletin from the Cleaning and Hygiene Suppliers’ Association (CHSA) has called on medical supply businesses to urgently address their supply chains and plan for shortages.

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.

Landi Renzo CNG Conversions of Ford 7.3-Liter Attain CARB Approval

NGT News

Landi Renzo says it has received California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification for its converted Ford compressed natural gas 7.3-liter engine, which is used in Class 4-7 vehicles.

Logistics Technology Trends Beyond 2020


There is little doubt that technology has transformed the Logistics business in the last several years. Will we ever get to fast enough or efficient enough? It's not likely.

CARB, California Electric Utilities Partner to Offer the California Clean Fuel Reward

NGT News

California electric utilities are teaming up with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to offer the California Clean Fuel Reward (CCFR), a point-of-sale price reduction of up to $1,500 for the purchase or lease of any eligible new battery-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle from a participating automotive retailer.

Reduced costs and soaring rates steer Maersk to strong third-quarter profits

The LoadStar

Maersk has reported a net profit of $947m for the third quarter, compared with $520m a year earlier, and said it expected an even stronger result in Q4. Despite a 1.4%

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.

PowerTap Hydrogen Fueling, Cryotek Partner on Hydrogen Filling Stations

NGT News

Clean Power Capital Corp.’s s 90% owned subsidiary – PowerTap Hydrogen Fueling Corp.


[WHITE PAPER] How to Leverage Data to Enhance and Strengthen Decisions in Volatile Freight Markets

FreightWaves SONAR

For all freight management segments, navigating a volatile freight market’s complexities stand out as a leading disruption of 2020. This year has taught freight management experts and leaders that nothing is set in stone. Market uncertainty can spin on a dime.

Clean Transportation Businesses Launch the ZETA Coalition

NGT News

Twenty-eight businesses – which employ hundreds of thousands of workers across all 50 states – have launched the Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA), a new organization advocating for national policies that will enable 100% electric vehicle (EV) sales throughout the light-, medium- and heavy-duty sectors by 2030.



GST and VAT are terms used almost interchangeably by many businesses. In many ways these terms refer to the same type of tax. Countries do not usually have both GST and VAT regimes.

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.

Shipping lines changing course with UK-Europe services as Brexit looms

The LoadStar

Alterations to shortsea container and ro-ro sailing schedules between the UK and continental Europe are taking place as shippers look to secure supply chain continuity as the Brexit transition period approaches its climax.

Survey issued by TraceLink and IDC cites various challenges for pharma shippers amid COVID-19

Logistics Management

While there have been some positive developments, in recent days regarding new vaccines for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a white paper issued today sponsored by North Reading, Mass.-based

Boeing predicts soaring need for more freighters as trade recovers

The LoadStar

Boeing predicts growth in the global air cargo fleet north of 60% over the next two decades as traffic doubles by 2040. The aircraft maker’s biennial market forecast dwells extensively on the heightened role of all-cargo aircraft in the coming years.

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Pursuing a Career in Logistics and Supply Chain

Logistics Bureau

The truth be told, the supply chain management profession is extremely broad and the range of jobs in the industry is vast. There is no single, clear career path—your career could take you just about anywhere.

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.

Relaxing pallet treatment rules will ease UK firms towards post-Brexit era

The LoadStar

Pressure on UK companies to use compliant wooden packaging and pallets post-Brexit has relaxed, with a temporary easement in regulations.

IAG Cargo and Level Restart Services to Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile from Barcelona

Supply Chain Brain

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) and its sister airline LEVEL, have announced a return to regular services from Barcelona to Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile

Dorothea von Boxberg takes over as Lufthansa Cargo CEO

The LoadStar

Dorothea von Boxberg is to take over as head of Lufthansa Cargo, while current chief Peter Gerber becomes chief executive of Lufthansa subsidiary Brussels Airlines. Following a Lufthansa Group management reshuffle, the pair will move positions on 1 March.

Maersk CEO Expects Biden Presidency to Soothe EU Trade Relations

Supply Chain Brain

The chief executive officer of the world’s biggest container shipping company says trade relations between Europe and the U.S. will probably become more “collaborative” under the presidency of Joe Biden

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!