August, 2021

How Zero-Emission Refrigerated Grocery Deliveries Are Slowly Becoming a Reality

United World Transporation

It’s no secret, trucks release a lot of emissions as they keep the supply chain moving. However, as technology gets better, the reality of a zero-emission Class 8 truck has gotten closer.

Lean on a freight broker for bulk pulp and paper transport

Bulk Connection

Even though the world has become more and more digital, paper still plays a big role in our lives and businesses. And long before those paper products get to our desks, they commonly start out as bulk liquid products.


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When Order Fulfillment Automation Does, and Doesn’t, Make Sense

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re looking for interesting soundbites about automation, look no further than Elon Musk and Austin Powers’ Dr. Evil. The first soundbite: In discussing early efforts to mechanize Tesla’s production line, Elon Musk concluded that the automaker had “ automated some pretty silly things.”.

Effective Training for Warehouse Workers to Improve Productivity


Training for warehouse workers should include more than just the necessary skills to operate particular machinery or implement a procedure. The curriculum should also be designed to inspire employees and help them understand that their efforts contribute and are necessary to the company's success.

4 Critical Steps to Build into Your Digital Logistics Strategy

Up your logistics game by empowering your supply chain with AI-powered analytics, real-time collaboration, IoT-enabled track and trace, and cognitive decision-making to achieve digital logistics success. Build your strategy around these 4 critical steps.

The Knichel Logistics Story with Kristy Knichel

The Logistics of Logistics

The Knichel Logistics Story with Kristy Knichel. Kristy Knichel and Joe Lynch discuss the Knichel Logistics story. Kristy is the CEO of Knichel Logistics that specializes in intermodal, less than truckload, cross-country, and cross-border services. About Kristy Knichel.

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Takt Time: How Slow Can You Go?

The Lean Thinker

A long, long time ago – in the days when computer programs were coded as holes in punch cards – I was in ROTC* in college. Twice a year we had a “PT” (Physical Training, I think) test that consisted of measured performance on five “events.”

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A new path forward in supply chain technology

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain is an industry slow to change. Large shippers still use Excel spreadsheets to plan their operations, and even the most beneficial logistics technology is sometimes looked at warily. If it isn’t broken, these stakeholders reason, there’s nothing to fix.

Getting more than just fulfillment from your fulfillment house

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re looking for a fulfillment house to provide pick, pack and ship services for your eCommerce orders, there are plenty of 3PL companies to choose from.

Five Benefits of Reverse Logistics Management to Your Business


The benefits of reverse logistics management can significantly improve your warehouse's profitability, if the process is done correctly. Reverse logistics could help improve your company's image, increasing your customer base and ultimately boosting net income.

Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.

3 Priorities for Future Success in Logistics with Sarah Banks

The Logistics of Logistics

3 Priorities for Future Success in Logistics with Sarah Banks. Sarah Banks and Joe Lynch discuss three priorities for future success in logistics.

Give it Up for the Truck Drivers

Food Logistics

While today's truck drivers may not wear capes, they still possess superhero qualities in that they’re agile, resilient and powerful in their own ways. Transportation / Trucking

The State of Canada’s Air Freight Market in 2021

Now, That's Logistics

High demand for cargo capacity, rising freight rates, and pandemic-related restrictions all continue to create challenges for companies that rely on air freight in Canada.

“Transitory” Inflation and Supply Chain Disruption

Logistics Viewpoints

The phrases “transitory inflation” and “supply chain disruption” have been frequently used in the general and business news media this summer. And they have at times been used together to describe the general economic environment.

Cognitive Manufacturing: 4 Strategic Pillars That Drive Successful Outcomes

Manufacturers are eagerly embracing Industry 4.0 to gain end-to-end supply chain visibility, reduce OpEx spend, improve asset health and accelerate time to market. Explore the 4 strategic pillars that drive successful cognitive manufacturing outcomes.

Guidelines on Pick and Pack Fulfillment Productivity Standards

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Fast-paced warehouse functions such as pick and pack fulfillment need clear standards to ensure the job gets done in the best possible way.

Shortages, congestion and Covid delays push container prices sky-high

Supply Chain and Logistics

Who would have guessed that prices for the container to carry your goods would go sky high? This recent spike is discussed in this article which outlines many of the reasons for the shortages. Learning about the management of containers … Continue reading → Logistics Supply Chains container shipping intermodal

The Flexe Story with Dave Glick

The Logistics of Logistics

The Flexe Story with Dave Glick. Dave Glick and Joe Lynch discuss the Flexe story. Dave is the Chief Technology Officer at Flexe , a market place for matching shippers who need fulfillment or distribution capacity with 3PLs who have existing capacity in their existing warehouses. About Dave Glick.

Strong Demand Continues for 3PL & Cold Storage Providers Post-COVID-19 Pandemic

Food Logistics

Food Logistics announces the winners of its 2021 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers award, which recognizes leading third-party logistics and cold storage providers in the cold food and beverage industry. Awards / Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers

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Just in Time vs. Just in Case: What’s the Way Forward for Supply Chains?

Just-in-time supply chains worked just fine — until they didn’t. Is more inventory the answer? It’s not a binary solution. Read this latest GEP paper to learn how enterprises can ensure adequate supplies without running excess inventory.

2021 Has Felt Like One Big Peak Season: A Global Shipping Market Update

CH Robinson Logistics

For global freight shippers, managing disruption comes with the job. But the challenges of the last year have truly been out of the ordinary.

Warehouse Design Needs to Change to Take Advantage of Robots

Logistics Viewpoints

GreyOrange Goods-to-Man Robots. JLL, a leader in real estate services, recently put out a research paper called “ The future of global logistics real estate.”

Order Fulfillment Solutions for HSN, QVC and other Home Shopping Channels

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

A home shopping television network is an ideal way to sell a product in high volumes, quickly.

Ship Owners urged to carry out surveys outside of China

Supply Chain and Logistics

Ships periodically require surveys, which are inspections a lot like your annual car inspection, though a lot of states don’t have them anymore. Key systems of the ship are checked for compliance with safety rules and such things as pollution … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains covid health ocean shipping ship surveys supply chains

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Leverage SAP IBP to Drive Planning Transformation

Today, traditional SAP IBP deployments are not enough. You need to assure you are leveraging its maximum potential to truly transform planning. And to reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and advance digitalization to gain competitive advantage.

Finally a Flying Car with Guy Kaplinsky

The Logistics of Logistics

Finally a Flying Car with Guy Kaplinsky. Guy Kaplinsky and Joe Lynch discuss finally a flying car that Guy’s company is developing. Guy cofounded NFT Inc.

Overcoming LTL Capacity with a Fully Connected TMS

Food Logistics

Shippers that fail to digitize their transportation sourcing and management simply won’t keep up in the world of today, and more importantly, in the fast-approaching world of tomorrow. Transportation / WMS/TMS

Are You Hesitant to Make the Move to a TMS?

Trinity Logistics

If you work in logistics, you’ve likely heard the term TMS before. TMS is the acronym of a transportation management system. A TMS is a software program that allows you to manage your entire supply chain, including your internal logistics department, suppliers, warehouses, carriers, vendors, etc.

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This Week in Logistics News (August 21 – 27)

Logistics Viewpoints

On this date, August 27, in 1883, Krakatoa erupted. I learned in grade school that this was the most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history. The explosions were so powerful they could be heard as far as 3,000 miles away.

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Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.