October, 2021

Warehouse Packing Station: 5 Factors to Consider to Avoid Bottlenecks


A warehouse packing station is one of the most heavily trafficked areas in a storage facility, and it could easily lead to a bottleneck if there is improper planning. A bottleneck in your warehouse packing station can slow down your operations, impede your deliveries, and cause profit loss.

The Next 6 Months for Your Supply Chain

Logistics Matter

Back in May, I predicted that, after the sudden shock of 2020, 2021 would be the year when significant supply chain change would kick in. Whilst we are going through a clear turning point, no one could have predicted how severe the volatility of the market would be.


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6 Traits of Highly Effective Fulfillment Services Providers

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you think one fulfillment 3PL is as good as the next, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise when your fulfillment services provider fails you. Not all order fulfillment partners have the same capabilities or operate according to industry best practices.

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Different and Better with Nick Dangles

The Logistics of Logistics

Different and Better with Nick Dangles. Nick Dangles and Joe Lynch discuss different and better. Nick is the Co-founder of Kinetic , a company that helps freight tech companies increase sales, generate more effective marketing and drive long-term adoption of their product. About Nick Dangles.

How to Optimize Your Supply Chain in Times of Disruption

Disruptions expose gaps in the supply chain and amplify problems. What can be done? Research by GEP and North Carolina State University shows how tech can fix the gaps and ensure supply chain resilience and optimization. Download now!

Maersk’s forwarder move could be abuse of its dominant position, says Clecat

Supply Chain and Logistics

Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks Maersk is staking out a monopoly position, discriminating against forwarders. I think Maersk and others are in danger of killing off forwarders, and also customers. Larger customers will look at private transport. … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Strategy bookings container shipping economics freight forwarders ocean shipping technology

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Data-Driven Solution Helps 3PLs Uncover Available Truckload Capacity

Food Logistics

Through the new Cooperative solution, 3PLs can gain real-time insight into terminating capacity and capacity that was previously hidden, cover more loads cost efficiently and automate processes. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

Innovations and Start-ups: Drones & Robots, Autonomous Driving, and Crypto ATMs in Retail

Logistics Matter

Trends and innovations in supply chain and logistics: that is what this blog is all bout. Therefore I bring you an overview of the news this week on logistics start-ups and innovations below. Follow @LogisticsMatter on Twitter to stay up to date with the latest news and the best background stories.

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Optimizing eCommerce Shipping Costs to Minimize Cart Abandonment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In online retail, it’s common knowledge that high eCommerce shipping costs or long delivery times cause most online shoppers to abandon their digital shopping carts and seek better deals elsewhere. Most online buyers expect delivery within two days, and they expect that service to be free.

The ROAR Logistics Story with Robert Rich

The Logistics of Logistics

The ROAR Logistics Story with Robert Rich. Bob Rich and Joe Lynch discuss the ROAR Logistics story. Bob is the Founder and President of ROAR Logistics , a based logistics company that delivers world-class service by rail, ocean, air or road. About Bob Rich.

The Easiest Platform to Manage Shipments

Access Uber Freight’s network of more than 100,000 carriers, generate instant quotes, get competitive rates, tender loads in seconds, automate manual workflows, and track end-to-end load status from any device with this easy-to-use shipper platform.

Trucking key issues in 2021

Supply Chain and Logistics

One of my favorite sources for information about trucking and truck drivers is ATRI, the American Transportation Research Institute. It’s a nonprofit with board members from every aspect of the trucking industry.

5 Lessons from the Desert for the Future of Supply Chain Resiliency

Logistics Viewpoints

The Sonoran Desert where I live may seem like a hostile environment, with as little as 3-15 inches (7-38 cm) of annual rain and scorching sun that can reach 118 F (47 C). Yet plants, animals, and Native peoples thrive in this environment with resourcefulness and adaptability.

How Drop-and-Hook Freight Helps Haul Temperature-Sensitive Food

Food Logistics

When choices for drivers are plentiful, put your freight’s best foot forward. Drop-and-hook freight not only facilitates quicker delivery, but it also makes freight more attractive. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

5 Ways to Succeed at Reverse Logistics

Logistics Matter

Delivering items to a customer is one thing — but returning and replacing them can be another entirely.

Top 5 Supply Chain Processes That Need Better Collaboration Right Now

A lack of collaboration is a leading cause of supply chain headaches. GEP offers 5 remedies to ease your pain. Download this guide for must-have tools and processes for better supplier interactions.

Outsourcing Fulfillment Services: Why Customer Service is Critical

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When outsourcing fulfillment services, you want your partner to be an extension of your own team. Is that your experience? Is your provider’s customer service team available to address your issues and answer your questions – fast? Ideally, the answer should always be ‘yes.’

The Great Logistics Industry Consolidation with Chris Wofford

The Logistics of Logistics

The Great Logistics Industry Consolidation with Chris Wofford. Chris Wofford and Joe Lynch discuss the great logistics industry consolidation.

Why Planning and Forecasting are More Important Than Ever

Now, That's Logistics

When sales forecasts are accurate, companies know they’ll have enough product supply to meet customer demand for those goods. And even if there’s an imbalance, good forecasts allow organizations to course-correct before a real problem emerges.

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Warehouse Labor Woes Are Worse than Ever

Logistics Viewpoints

Warehouse Labor Woes are Worse than Ever. On the surface, the jobs report in the US looked positive. Unemployment had fallen to 4.8 percent. But more people left the job force than joined it.

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Market Insights Report: Top Trends for 2022 Planning and Beyond

The freight report you need for insights into where the industry is headed and how to stay resilient in 2022.

What is the Key to Managing 3PL Procurement Today?

Food Logistics

The gaps in the supply chain can be solved with focus on partner relationships and investing in technology. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

Innovations and Start-ups: Self-driving Trucks, Drones, and Robots

Logistics Matter

Trends and innovations in supply chain and logistics. That is what this blog is all bout. Therefore I bring you an overview of the news this week on logistics start-ups and innovations below. Follow @LogisticsMatter on Twitter to stay up to date with the latest news and the best background stories.

Pay attention to 2021 holiday shipping cut-off dates

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Peak season is upon us, and eTailers and their customers are looking forward to the holiday shopping season. There’s another thing, however, that eTailers should have in their sights: the holiday shipping season, including the cut-off dates of the major parcel carriers.

The Dark Funnel with Tom Augenthaler

The Logistics of Logistics

The Dark Funnel with Tom Augenthaler. Tom Augenthaler and Joe Lynch discuss the dark funnel. As the founder of an influencer marketing company, Tom helps companies tell stories that make the customer the hero.

GEP Outlook 2022

The GEP Outlook 2022 report explores global business trends and features seven critical leadership themes that will help you proactively prepare for and power through the challenges ahead.

Ready, Set, Go! Getting Ready for a Busy Holiday Shipping Season

Now, That's Logistics

The transportation environment has remained challenging through much of 2021, with everything from ocean container shortages to port congestion to tight trucking capacity making life difficult for companies shipping outbound freight and receiving inbound goods.

Toilet Paper Shortages, Empty Shelves, and Panic Buying: Just How Bad Did the Grocery Supply Chain Perform in 2020?

Logistics Viewpoints

Dramtatically Reduced Service in Grocery Stores Since Pandemic was Declared. To say that the pandemic made 2020 a very challenging year would be a gross understatement.

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Supply Chain Group Promotes From Within

Food Logistics

Brielle Jaekel, Food Logistics' associate editor, was promoted to managing editor. Professional Development

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Trends in Last-Mile Delivery. What’s in Store for 2022

Logistics Matter

The pandemic has created a massive shift in consumer buying behaviour. Stores were closed, and people were restricted in their movements and confined in their homes. This caused many to switch to buying things online. Online retailers saw new customers that had never shopped before.

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The Digital Levers You Need to Achieve Sustainable Cost Reduction

For supply chain and procurement pros, cost reduction is is a top priority today. This timely new paper from GEP explores powerful and effective digital levers that can help you to slash costs and create more value for the business. Read it now.