September, 2021

How to Use Warehouse Labels Effectively

Cyzerg

Warehouse labels can help you streamline operations and increase overall productivity if they are used effectively. Storage facilities tend to be of considerable size, and stock items can be challenging to find if there are no labels to guide employees to their whereabouts.

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How Sustainability Will Increase Profitability

Logistics Matter

Sustainability is gaining more and more attention in supply chain and logistics. Many consumers already take action in their own homes, preferring sustainable options rather than harming the environment. This is a deliberate choice because the more sustainable option often used to be more expensive.

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California Port Congestion Woes Continue as Peak Season Hits

West Coast and California Logistics

When shipping freight into California, or anywhere in the U.S. for that matter, you may feel that you’re leaping over one hurdle after another to deliver your goods to market. The current California port congestion crisis is one of the biggest hurdles right now.

The Habits of Successful Freight Agents

Trinity Logistics

When it comes to planning for success, taking that first step is always the hardest. This is where building habits come into play. Building habits of growth and success into your day will position your business to see results.

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!

The Women in Trucking Story with Ellen Voie

The Logistics of Logistics

The Women in Trucking Story with Ellen Voie. Ellen Voie and Joe Lynch discuss the Women in Trucking story.

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Warehouse Robotics: A Diverse Set of Flexible Solutions

Logistics Viewpoints

I am currently updating ARC’s research on the global mobile warehouse robotics market. I transitioned my efforts to this research effort after publishing ARC’s study on the global WMS market earlier this summer.

Innovations and Start-ups: Drones, Google Your Digital Twin, and Sustainability

Logistics Matter

Trends and innovations in supply chain and logistics. That’s 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.

Certain Trucking Segments Ready to Go Electric

Food Logistics

If trucks became all electric, then about 100 million metric tons of CO2 would be saved from going into the atmosphere. Transportation / Trucking

Power cuts hit China factories and give container shipping another shock

Supply Chain and Logistics

What else could go wrong for supply chains? Now government-imposed power cuts are threatening factory output in China. The cuts in power generation are due to the Chinese government’s desire to keep emissions down to their target. By Martina Li … Continue reading → Logistics Supply Chains Sustainability emissions supply chain disruption sustainability

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.

The Freight RFP Process is Broken – Let’s Fix It with Maggie Petrovic

The Logistics of Logistics

The Freight RFP Process is Broken – Let’s Fix It with Maggie Petrovic. Maggie Petrovic and Joe Lynch discuss the freight RFP process is broken – let’s fix it. Maggie is the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Emerge , a company that is Reinventing Freight Procurement.

Outsourced Fulfillment: Do You Need an On-Site Fulfillment Representative?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re new to using outsourced fulfillment services, you might hesitate to turn over complete control of your fulfillment operation without some guaranteed supervision.

Supply Chain Risk Management: 7 Challenges Driving Increased Interest in Managed Service

Logistics Viewpoints

Disruption has been the name of the game for more than a year as supply chain leaders have been dealing with changing buyer behaviors, inventory management challenges, labor shortages, weather and pandemic-related uncertainty, cyber security threats and capacity constraints that continue to create significant supply chain volatility.

Is This the Truck of the Future?

Logistics Matter

If you look at the total greenhouse emissions worldwide, then transportation accounts for about 12 percent. Divided by subsector, road transportation is responsible for 75% of those CO2 emissions. No wonder there is a big focus on creating more sustainable modes of transportation.

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.

Combat Reduced Shipping Margins Caused by Freight Volatility

Food Logistics

Business intelligence and efficient communication across vendors and internal departments can help facilitate adjustments to reduce margin erosion. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

Shippers face tough choices in the US trucking market as costs escalate

Supply Chain and Logistics

It’s a good time for larger shippers to consider a dedicated fleet, according to this consultant. The driver shortage and inability for carriers and 3PLs to offer good schedules are making it hard to book a good service. It certainly … Continue reading → Logistics Trucking dedicated fleet driver shortage innovation Strategy trucking

The STORD Story with Sean Henry

The Logistics of Logistics

The STORD Story with Sean Henry. Sean Henry and Joe Lynch discuss the STORD story. Sean is the Founder and CEO of STORD , the leading Cloud Supply Chain that enables companies to compete and grow with world-class logistics. About Sean Henry.

Is a Phoenix Distribution Center a Lower-Cost Alternative to an LA Warehouse?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In the face of continued supply chain disruption from COVID-19, retail shippers should consider a Phoenix distribution center as a more cost-effective alternative to Southern California to reach customers in the Southwestern and Western United States.

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.

Mobile Warehouse Robotics: Flexible Automation Enables Resilient Operations

Logistics Viewpoints

Earlier this month, I wrote an article about the diverse range of mobile warehouse robotics solutions available in the market today. Although the solutions vary greatly, they’re alike in the ability to offer greater flexibility than many of the traditional automation alternatives.

Trade Facilitation: How to Enter New Markets

Logistics Matter

Expanding your business by entering new markets can be challenging, especially when that new market involves a new country. Each country has its own rules, regulations, and procedures for doing business. Local knowledge is essential, but companies often don’t have that knowledge.

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The State of the Trucking Market in 2021

GlobalTranz

The state of the trucking market in 2021 is uncertain, filled with risk, and continues to evolve, making logistics management challenging.? Let’s consider these top factors affecting the trucking market, their implications on supply chains and how they are driving change within the industry. .

Freightos launches guaranteed container capacity service

Supply Chain and Logistics

3PLs such as ocean freight brokers can rise to the challenge of messed up supply chains. This one, Freightos, is introducing a service that guarantees placement of a container on a specific vessel with a known departure date. How much … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains 3PLs container shipping freight brokers intermodal supply chains

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.

The Fastest Growing Logistics Company with Trey Griggs

The Logistics of Logistics

The Fastest Growing Logistics Company with Trey Griggs. Trey Griggs and Joe Lynch discuss the fastest growing logistics company.

10 Questions a Product Fulfillment House Should Ask When Quoting Your Business.

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Whether you’re outsourcing fulfillment for the first time or looking for a new 3PL, expect a lot of questions when you talk to prospective partners. As the saying goes, the devil is in the details.

Customer-Obsessed Businesses are Upping Their Last-Mile Game

Logistics Viewpoints

A report published by IBM states that the pandemic has powered the shift away from stores to online shopping by close to five years. Data from the U.S. Commerce Department shows that online retail sales jumped 32.4% year-on-year in 2020 with a 39% increase in Q1 2021.

How to Mitigate Disruptions in Your Supply Chain

Logistics Matter

If there is one thing we have seen in the past eighteen months, it is that unexpected disruptions in the supply chain can have enormous consequences. Complete supply chains came to a standstill, and others faced delays they had never experienced before.

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.