June, 2022

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7 Essential Logistics Metrics: Key Performance Indicator (KPIs)

West Coast and California Logistics

Your customers are more data-driven than ever, and your success or failure in the eyes of those customers is partly determined through logistics metrics that measure your performance. It is therefore important that you have a firm handle on your customers’ key performance indicators (KPIs) as well as your ability – or that of your 3PL – to meet or exceed those KPIs.

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Video: What are 3 ways to cut parcel costs today?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Parcel costs eat up about two thirds of an eTailer's spending. It's no surprise then that companies are looking for ways to reduce their parcel spend. But it's not easy.

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The ShipBob Story with Dhruv Saxena

The Logistics of Logistics

Dhruv Saxena and Joe Lynch discuss the ShipBob story. Dhruv is the CEO and Co-Founder of ShipBob , the leading global omni fulfillment platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses to provide them access to best-in-class supply chain and fulfillment capabilities. About Dhruv Saxena. Dhruv Saxena is the CEO and Co-Founder of ShipBob , the leading global Omni fulfillment platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses to provide them access to best-in-class supply chain and ful

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Logistics Industry Players in Europe: Help Ukraine Move Produce!

Logistics Matter

Transporeon, ALICE, and the European Commission call on all logistics players across Europe for help. Twenty-five million tons of grain and other agricultural goods are stuck in Ukraine due to supply chain disruptions caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The logistics industry in Europe needs to come together to help solve this problem. How else […].

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EROAD’s Guide to Running a Sustainable Trucking Business

Over the last three decades, emissions from new trucks have been reduced by more than 98 percent. In fact, it would take 60 of today’s trucks to generate the same level of emissions from a single truck in 1988. Despite these impressive improvements, many trucking businesses continue to seek methods to achieve sustainability goals in a viable, measurable way.

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Visibility, Driver Shortage Are Key Words for Today’s 3PLs

Food Logistics

Driver solutions are an important part of the 3PL industry today, as the driver shortage and demand for the cold chain grow at the same time. Is visibility the key to this industry?

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Keep Drivers Safe While Giving Shippers Real-Time Visibility

Talking Logistics

Where’s my truck or shipment? When will it arrive? Is the truck available? Answering these questions has traditionally involved making time-consuming “check calls” to carriers and drivers which are annoying and potentially a safety risk. Are you still operating that way? What problems or challenges does this create? How can real-time visibility technology help?

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Video: Custom Packaging Puts Smiles Inside the Box

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Amazon is famous for putting its trademark 'smile' on the outside of its boxes. But we think it's more important to put a smile inside the box with custom packaging, done right.

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Google Cloud Supply Chain with Paula Natoli

The Logistics of Logistics

Google Cloud Supply Chain with Paula Natoli. Paula Natoli and Joe Lynch discuss the Google Cloud supply chain and the solutions they provide to their logistics and supply chain customers. About Paula Natoli . Paula Natoli leads Google Cloud’s Supply Chain & Logistics Industry Solutions for the Americas regions, partnering with customers to deliver exceptional customer satisfaction through supply chain technology excellence.

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The Industrial Supply Chain Crisis Solved with Technology

Logistics Matter

Digital B2B eCommerce, while extraordinary, triggered the scope of the supply chain problem. Buyers purchase more online. This frictionless purchasing path has driven demand at a time when supply chains are fragile. Companies react to shortages by stockpiling supplies, exacerbating the misaligned inventory. These supply chain challenges are further aggravated by worker shortages found in […].

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How a Global CPG Leader Optimized $500M of Direct Materials Spend and Exceeded Savings Goal

A Fortune 500 CPG company partnered with GEP to improve end-to-end category management, optimize direct spend categories, and increase strategic focus on tail spend. GEP’s sourcing expertise and market intelligence enabled the company to centralize sourcing and order management processes, strengthen key supplier relationships, and enhance supply chain resilience and agility.

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Federal Gas Tax Holiday vs. the Highway Trust Fund. What’s Next?

Food Logistics

President Biden is calling on Congress to make sure that the gas tax holiday has no negative effect on the Highway Trust Fund. But, critics feel otherwise. Let's discuss.

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Editor’s Choice: 5 Steps to Creating a Profitable Same-Day Fulfilment

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Choice ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This article is from Wayne Snyder at Blue Yonder, and looks at the intricacies of the ever-growing same-day delivery market. The same-day delivery market is forecast to double over the next three years.

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Rightsizing government fleet to increase efficiency I Geotab | Geotab

Logistics Brief Submitted Articles

How to figure out optimal fleet utilization. Guidance on using telematics for identifying rightsizing opportunities in your government fleet.

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Keys to Creating Fulfillment Metrics

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When you outsource product fulfillment to a third-party logistics company (3PL), you place your trust and your customers' satisfaction in its hands. Yet it's shocking how many Etailers have no well-developed order fulfillment metrics to monitor performance.

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Scaling Logistics for Success: A White Claw Story

Speaker: Scott Campbell and Molly Feller

As the demand for your products skyrockets 🚀, you're likely experiencing logistical challenges that are preventing you from scaling your business. The sudden surge in demand can be exciting, but it can also put a strain on your supply chain and logistics operations. In this webinar, join Scott Campbell, Vice President, Logistics & Demand at Mark Anthony Services and Molly Feller, VP Logistics as a Service Operations at e2open, as they explore the challenges that arise when companies expe

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Can NFTs Be an Effective Tool for Supply Chain Visibility?

Supply Chain Brain

To date, the stampede for non-fungible tokens has largely centered on the “ownership” of images, works of art and similar kinds of digital files. So what does this latest manifestation of the virtual universe have to do with the everyday reality of supply chain management?

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Developments in On-Demand Delivery

Logistics Matter

The Does LogisticsMatter? Podcast is all about trends and innovations in supply chain and logistics. This episode features Gijsbregt Brouwer, Food Retail Expert and Trend Watcher at Bright Guys. In this episode, Gijsbregt and I talk about the latest developments in the last-mile delivery of food and groceries. On-Demand Delivery. Hype or Has Been? Gijsbregt talks […].

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Hyzon fuel cell truck power impresses

Commercial Carrier Journal

The low maintenance, instant torque, quiet operation and zero emissions of Hyzon's Class 8 fuel cell truck has impressed a Southern California fleet that's been operating the truck since last summer.

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Understanding Supply Chain Sustainability

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain sustainability can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. As I have written about before, supply chain sustainability , or the notion of going green, is a hot topic as companies and countries look at their overall carbon footprint and look for ways to be more environmentally friendly. A few ways companies can begin to offset their carbon footprint is to take a deeper look at product packaging, energy efficiency, alternative fuels, route optimization, and returns and recycling prog

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How to Conduct Workplace Incident Investigations to Create Safer Workplaces

This white paper provides a comprehensive overview of global workplace incident trends, focusing on the top three biases leading to such incidents. It also highlights the significance of CSA Z1005 as a risk management standard and outlines the ROI of thorough incident investigations, covering emergency response to post-incident interviews. Additionally, it introduces an Investigation Evidence Gathering Matrix.

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Don’t settle for harmful trucking practices

Truck News

“No – I will not settle!” This comment was delivered very forcefully to me during my Crazy Canuck Truckin Podcast by Adele Hills from Creston, B.C. At the time in her life that she was describing to me, she was bedridden by back injuries and related surgeries and life was extremely difficult. She was told […].

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Case Study: Scaling Fulfillment to Support Hyper-Growth

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Scaling order fulfillment operations is tough enough. But when your multi-channel brand is experiencing 4X growth, it's essential to have a buttoned-up back-end operation so you don’t disappoint customers.

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Supply Issues Account for Half of Surge in U.S. Inflation, Study Says

Supply Chain Brain

Supply constraints, exacerbated by Russia’s war in Ukraine this year, account for about half of the surge in U.S. inflation, with demand currently making up a third of the increase, according to new research from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

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Innovations & Start-ups: Space Freight, Drones, On-Demand Delivery, and More…

Logistics Matter

Trends and innovations in supply chain and logistics: that is what this blog is all bout. Therefore I periodically bring you an overview of the news on logistics start-ups and innovations below. Follow @LogisticsMatter on Twitter to stay updated with the latest news and the best background stories. The previous edition was Innovations & Start-ups: Autonomous […].

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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Understanding container weight misdeclaration

Shipping and Freight Resource

Recently, ONE (Ocean Network Express), the 7th largest container shipping line in the world by capacity, implemented a penalty fee in the form of a Weight Discrepancy Charge (WDS) of USD 2,000/- per container from the 1st of July, 2022. The penalty fee is applicable if there is a misdeclaration of cargo weight details at the time of submission of booking submission and if the weight deviates +/- 3 tons/TEU from the weight on the final Bill of Lading Instruction details and Verified Gross Mass (V

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Why Supply Chain Convergence is Critical to Greater Agility and Resilience

Logistics Viewpoints

Having an effective supply chain practice has always been a difficult balancing act, even in relatively stable times. Many factors need to align for an organization to be able to source materials, produce a product and put it in the hands of customers. However, the last few years have been defined by disruption. The pandemic has exposed flaws in business practices across industries, which have been acutely felt in their supply chain and procurement operations.

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Driver robbed at gunpoint: How to defend yourself and your cargo

Overdrive Online

After a driver was removed from the cab at gunpoint and a trailer full of high-end sneakers pilfered, officers and security pros noted there's more to operator and cargo safety than a good padlock. Learn what you should, and shouldn't, do to stay safe.

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How to Achieve 2-day Fulfillment for eCommerce Orders

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

With the post-Covid rise in online shopping, e-retailers are battling for the minds and wallets of a larger-than-ever market. Chief among the weapons these combatants are using are claims of fast shipping, typically 2-day fulfillment or less from order to delivery. Can your shipping speed keep up with your competitors’ offerings? A better question to ask may be: does it need to?

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How Intent Data Helps Marketers Convert A-List Accounts

One of the biggest challenges for any B2B marketer is understanding your prospects’ next move — who is most likely to buy and when. Without these insights, marketing campaigns can feel more like guesswork, with high investment and little return. We’re here to tell you there’s a better way. By tracking buyers’ digital footprints and online activity, such as website visits, product reviews, and spikes in content consumption, you can engage prospects with a message that really resonates.

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Supply Chain Officers Must Face Five ‘Urgent’ Risk Areas, Gartner Says

Supply Chain Brain

From nature to military operations, the ability to offset weaknesses against predators is a key survival strategy. Today’s supply chain leaders should take note.

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9 improvements you can expect from smarter online hazmat training

LabelMaster

Ever ask a sulky teenager to execute a household chore? They’ll do the bare minimum, but it’s easy to see that it could have been done better. There’s a similar dynamic with Dangerous Goods training. The law says employees have to be trained if an organization ships or handles hazardous materials, and many companies do.

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Nation's truck stops say there's no DEF shortage

Commercial Carrier Journal

Truck stops say there is no shortage of DEF, despite reports that railway constraints and Russia's invasion of Ukraine have made distribution problematic.

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