April, 2022

A Guide to eCommerce Pick and Pack Services

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Pick and pack services are at the core of the eCommerce order fulfillment process. Breaking down the service: a warehouse associate ‘picks’ an order out of inventory and then brings it to a station where the order is ‘packed’ and a shipping label is affixed. Sounds simple, right?

The Driver’s Perspective with Dean Key

The Logistics of Logistics

The Driver’s Perspective with Dean Key. Dean Key and Joe Lynch discuss the driver’s perspective.


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Trucking Action Plan Keeps America Moving

Food Logistics

These plans are necessary to keep America moving, to keep goods moving, to keep drivers and other employees safe and to give carriers and freight providers the tools and resources needed to run. Transportation / Trucking

Why Are You Asking Questions?

The Lean Thinker

When someone brings a problem to a leader, it is typical for the leader to begin asking questions. The intent of those questions can make a world of difference. Diagnostic Questions. In what I would contend is the more typical case, the questions are diagnostic.

5 Unexpected Ways to Control Supply Chain Costs in 2023

Speaker: Todd Simms and Andy Johnson

Join industry experts Todd Simms and Andy Johnson as they break down five budget line items that ballooned out of control in 2022 and strategies to control them in 2023.

Supply Chain Visibility: A Product or Feature?

Talking Logistics

Is supply chain visibility a product or feature? I’ve been debating that question for some time, most recently in a Talking Logistics episode (stay tuned for highlights). Supply Chain Visibility solutions have been around for a long time.

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Will the 24-Hour, Automated Fulfillment Center Become the Norm?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

The 24-hour automated fulfillment center arose out of necessity to satisfy consumer appetites for fast delivery via standard shipping. For years, 3–4 days was an acceptable delivery time. That has shrunk to 2 days.

Supply Chain Lessons From NW Arkansas with Donnie Williams

The Logistics of Logistics

Supply Chain Lessons From NW Arkansas with Donnie Williams. Donnie Williams and Joe Lynch discuss supply chain lessons from NW Arkansas. Donnie is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management and the Executive Director of the Supply Chain Management Research Center in the Sam M.

U.S. Xpress explores how Kodiak AVs can fit into its fleet

Fleet Owner

The giant carrier and trucking robotics company created the first autonomous freight route to Atlanta as they explore the right-sized AV routes so humans can focus on hauls closer to home. Technology

DocGo, Jefferson Health Transport First Patient in All-Electric Ambulance

NGT News

DocGo, a provider of last-mile mobile health services and integrated medical transportation solutions, and Jefferson Health have partnered to transport the first patient in DocGo’s all-electric, zero-emissions ambulance – the first vehicle of its kind to be registered in the U.S. “As

Supply Chain Strategy (And Why Yours Isn't Working)

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain strategy in this post-pandemic era of uncertainty.

Welcome to the Spotlight Truck Drivers

Talking Logistics

Pay $200,000+ for a four-year college degree to get a $100,000 job (if you get an engineering or other high-paying degree) or pay $4,500 for a 12-week training program to get a $110,000 job? Put differently, do you want to be an engineer or a Walmart truck driver? There was a lot of buzz last.

Supply Chain Compliance is About to Get a Whole Lot Tougher

Logistics Viewpoints

Abigail Myers-Antiaye – the principal product compliance manager at Coupa. In January 2023, the Germany Supply Chain Due Diligence Act will come into effect, requiring businesses to monitor supply chains for human rights violations and compliance with environmental standards.

New eBook Asks: “Do You Need to Fix Fulfillment?”

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

As a leader within your online business, it’s your job to drive growth. More customers. More orders. More sales and market momentum.

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The Warp Story with Daniel Sokolovsky

The Logistics of Logistics

The Warp Story with Daniel Sokolovsky. Daniel Sokolovsky and Joe Lynch discuss the Warp story. Daniel is the Founder and CEO of Warp , a company that connects shippers, carriers, and facilities to find the most efficient route for middle-mile freight. About Daniel Sokolovsky.

5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain

Prescriptive analytics is a type of advanced analytics that optimizes decision-making by providing a recommended action. Supply chain, with its complex planning questions, is typically an area where optimization technology is required. Read about 5 use cases.

Biden to nominate Hutcheson to lead FMCSA

Fleet Owner

Currently FMCSA’s fourth consecutive acting administrator, the White House said Hutcheson was instrumental in developing the bipartisan infrastructure law.


Is a 'trucking bloodbath' on the way for owner-ops as rates soften against record-high diesel?

Overdrive Online

With tens of thousands of new trucking companies having paid near record high prices for used equipment and diesel prices surging as rates fall, one expert predicts "there won't be an explosion of bankruptcies, but there will be some.". Business

Transportation Management Platforms: A Foundation for Data-Driven Decision Making

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published this week, “From Gut Feelings to Data-Driven Decision Making: How to Unlock New Value in Transportation Management.”

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Warehouse Management Systems (WMS): Growth Accelerated in 2021

Logistics Viewpoints

I just completed the data gathering process for ARC’s global Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) market research study. Although I have not yet completed the market forecast, I certainly have a good feel for what the WMS market experienced in 2021.

6 Ways Video Telematics Improves Driver Safety

An in-cab dash cam video system can help fleet operators significantly reduce risky driving, costly legal judgments, and insurance costs. Download the eBook and learn 6 ways to improve driver safety by using dash cams on your trucks.

Advantages of Chicago Fulfillment Companies

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

It’s often referred to as Second City. But when it comes to transportation and fulfillment, there are many reasons why Chicago is second-to-none.

Logistics Industry Outlook with John Larkin

The Logistics of Logistics

Logistics Industry Outlook with John Larkin. John Larkin and Joe Lynch discuss the logistics industry outlook.

Class 8 orders remain level as OEMs continue to fight supply constraints

Fleet Owner

Heavy-duty truck and tractor orders continue to hover around 21,000 per month since fall 2021, according to preliminary March data from ACT and FTR. OEMs are still dealing with order backlogs plus component and labor shortages in 2022. Equipment

Hapag-Lloyd eyes competitive edge with dry container tracking technology

Supply Chain and Logistics

Hapag is making a big investment in dry container tracking for its containers. It hopes that knowing where containers are will enable quick turnaround. The sensors also provide data on temperature and environmental conditions if desired, and store the data … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains container tracking containers innovation supply chains

Gain a Competitive Edge: The Importance of a Supplier Diversity Program

Speaker: Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence at Insight Sourcing Group, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs, and how you can gain unique competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 29, 2022)

Talking Logistics

If Elon Musk would like to make a “best and final offer” for Talking Logistics, I’m sure that our board members (Me, Myself, and I) would seriously consider it. No poison pill or anything like that. Just saying.

Warehouse Labor is Front Page News: But what’s below the fold?

Logistics Viewpoints

Source: Osha Certified Warehouse Worker. Warehouse labor has been in the news quite a bit lately. Of course, virtually everyone relied upon direct-to-consumer fulfillment at some point during the COVID-19 lockdowns, placing widespread reliance on warehousing capabilities.

Getting a Handle On the eCommerce Returns Process in Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

The demands of online shoppers continue to accelerate. In addition to fast, free shipping, they now want an easy and efficient eCommerce returns process. In fact, 95% of online buyers say that how well a brand handles returns influences their decision to buy again. Fulfillment Services

The Looming Supply Chain Threat with Felix Asare

The Logistics of Logistics

The Looming Supply Chain Threat with Felix Asare. Felix Asare and Joe Lynch discuss the looming supply chain threat. Felix is a cyber-security consultant and Founder of Premier Choice Consulting. Key Takeaways. Felix Asare is a cyber-security consultant and Founder of Premier Choice Consulting.

Getting Started With Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design

To build your supply chain’s agility and responsiveness, you need to look at scenarios more frequently instead of relying on a single plan. Let’s explore how you can apply scenario modeling in supply chain network design.

Used Class 8 truck sales increase

Fleet Owner

Equipment volumes and prices were both up in March compared to February. Used heavy-duty equipment costs 90% more than it did a year ago, according to the analysis from ACT Research. Equipment

Carriers adopt ‘hardcore’ blank sailing strategy as export bookings plunge

Supply Chain and Logistics

It appears that many of the ships waiting offshore in Shanghai are not waiting to unload, but to get new cargo. shipments out of China seem to be plummeting. It’s leading to blanked or rescheduled sailings. Perhaps the avalanche of … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains blankings container shipping economics intermodal inventory ocean carriers

Heading Toward a Freight Recession?

Talking Logistics

Based on various data trends, several industry analysts, including those on Wall Street, are predicting the U.S. is heading toward a freight recession — that is, a period of declining freight volume, declining spot/contract rates, and declining tender rejection rates.