June, 2021

How COVID variants could impact container and tanker shipping

The Supply Chain Journal

Pandemic effects on global shipping — both negative and positive — are far from over. Worldwide cases have begun rising again over the past week, fueled by more contagious strains, including the Delta variant.

Facing Cold Chain Challenges

Trinity Logistics

Interruptions to the cold chain create problems such as spoilage, changes in the appearance, taste, or smell of a product, growth of harmful bacteria, or lost potency. Preventing any interruption of the cold chain is one of the main responsibilities of a logistics manager.


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What food logistics services does a 3PL provide?

West Coast and California Logistics

Food companies looking to optimize their supply chains can do well to entrust operations to a third-party logistics provider (3PL) that specializes in food logistics services.

Driver compensation, Part 2: Time-based pay could improve fairness, reduce detention

Overdrive Online

Hourly pay is spreading throughout trucking, even to long-haul fleets. The trend has potential to reduce detention or lead to a more just level of compensation for it. Business

New Supply Chain Design Software Benefits Calculator

Curious how much can you potentially save by optimizing your supply chain network? Our benefits calculator helps you find out.

Temperature Controlled: The Key To Shipping Fresh Produce


Learn how temperature-controlled shipping keeps temperature sensitive and perishable goods fresh and saves small business owners money

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Transforming the Supply Chain Using AI with Max Versace

The Logistics of Logistics

Transforming the Supply Chain Using AI with Max Versace. Max Versace and Joe Lynch talk about transforming the supply chain using AI. Max focuses on making AI more useful in real-world applications, especially in the manufacturing supply chain and industrial industry. About Max Versace.

How to Achieve a Sustainable Warehouse


A sustainable warehouse can significantly improve your operational and cost efficiency in the long run through its cost-effective methods.

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Online Sellers Need to Control Total Transportation Costs

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

While all shipping costs are transportation costs, not all transportation costs are shipping costs. Shipping costs are merely one category of transportation costs in logistics. Online sellers often equate shipping costs with the direct charges from parcel carriers.

Applying the Improvement Kata to the Process of Leadership

The Lean Thinker

Whether you are a line leader or an internal or external consultant, if you are reading this you are likely working to shift the culture of your organization.

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Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

The fight to find new customers and retain existing ones is the biggest business challenge for many companies. Technology will continue to play a part in fostering buyer allegiance and building brands in the “new normal.” In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

Best Practices in Supplier Risk Management

Logistics Viewpoints

Marisa Brown, Senior Principal Research Lead, Supply Chain Management at APQC (American Productivity & Quality Center) recently gave a presentation at ARC Advisory Group’s Supply Chain Forum. In her presentation, Ms.

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Manhattan Momentum: Unified Supply Chain, Robots, Mars Explorations and Omnichannel Trends

Logistics Matter

At Manhattan Associates’ Momentum Connect 2021 event last month, the company made a potentially game-changing announcement, introducing its new Manhattan Active Transportation Management Solution.

The True Cost of OTIF Failure with Andrew Lynch

The Logistics of Logistics

The True Cost of OTIF Failure with Andrew Lynch. Andrew Lynch and Joe Lynch discuss the true cost of OTIF failure. OTIF means on time and in full , where the customer receives the completed order when they wanted it and, in the quantity, ordered. OTIF is a key supply chain metric.

Warehouse Conveyor Systems: Choosing the Right One for Your Facility


Warehouse conveyor systems are one of the solutions that can help a warehouse run on time and minimize accidents. This is because they can speed up the transportation of items within the warehouse and lessen the risks from handling heavy units.

Supply Chain Network Design: The Ultimate Use Cases eBook

Explore the most common use cases for network design and optimization software. This eBook shares how supply chain leaders leverage their supply chain design software to tackle a variety of challenges and questions.

What Level of Automated eCommerce Fulfillment Makes Sense?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

An ongoing logistics labor shortage and a year of pandemic-related supply chain disruptions have left many retail and eCommerce businesses wishing for more automated eCommerce fulfillment.

Shippers, brokers square off over ocean carrier tariff prices

Supply Chain and Logistics

This article shows the extreme confusion generated by the extra charges and rapidly fluctuating shipping rates with ocean carriers. Everyone is annoyed to say the least. The essence of contracting is being disrupted by these surcharges. Brokers are caught in … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping brokers ocean shipping regulation

Data Quality: Your Digital Transformation Depends on It

Logistics Viewpoints

In a prior post , I wrote about the various ways data is transforming global supply chains.

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Using Advanced Technology to Prevent Cargo Theft

Now, That's Logistics

Cargo theft is on the rise, and the thieves aren’t just interested in high-value goods anymore. According to USA Today , cargo thefts of paper goods, personal protective equipment (PPE), and food increased last year as the black market for such items flourished during COVID-19.

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The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

The Best Logistics Team You Have Never Heard Of with Matt Scherer

The Logistics of Logistics

The Best Logistics T eam You Have Never Heard of with Matt Scherer. Matt Scherer and Joe Lynch talk about the best logistics team you have never heard of. Matt has been helping thousands of people create, update and improve their LinkedIn profiles. About Matt Scherer.

Public service message for those outside trucking: Professional drivers' issues more complicated than they seem

Overdrive Online

Here's Overdrive Extra contributor Clifford Petersen's answer to an associate's "not negative, but a bit naive. thoughts on truck drivers," underscoring a central conundrum of trucking work: Tension between safety, pay, home time and regulations. Overdrive Extra

eCommerce Companies: Are You Tracking the Right Fulfillment Metrics?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Your online store is pulling in a ton of sales. Great! But are you getting your orders where they need to go quickly, accurately and cost-effectively? Is your fulfillment program enhancing or dragging down customer satisfaction and company profitability? Warehouse KPI

Unintended consequences -UK customs and Brexit

Supply Chain and Logistics

Today’s news brings more info on unintended consequences of Brexit. I submit this could be fairly serious in thelong run, and make customs essentially unenforceable from EU to the UK. Apparently it takes customs a long time to process the … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains Brexit customs ocean shipping supply chains

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

Supply Chain Cybersecurity: Tips for Shippers to Mitigate Cyber Attacks

Logistics Viewpoints

Cyberattacks seem to be growing in prevalence and severity, particularly those around the major supply chains in the US, including both the fuel supply chain and the food supply chain.

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Overcoming the 5 Supply Chain Barriers that Threaten the Growth of Renewable Energy

CH Robinson Logistics

Renewables are expected to account for 90% of new power generation globally through 2022. But the world’s demand for clean energy is running up against some hard realities in the global supply chain and one of the most erratic transportation markets in history.

The Psychology of Logistics Sales with Dan Deigan

The Logistics of Logistics

The Psychology of Logistics Sales with Dan Deigan. Dan Deigan and Joe Lynch talk about the psychology of logistics sales. Dan is the founder High-Performance Logistics Sales a company that helps sales reps increase their sales. About Dan Deigan.

Technology Consolidation and Sustainability: The Future of 3PL’s Last-Mile

Food Logistics

As the supply chain rebuilds a stronger future, technology and sustainability will need to be top of mind. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!