June, 2020

The Impact of 5G on the Logistics Industry


Limited 5G network deployments had begun in some markets in 2019, with widespread rollout expected to take place through the 2020s.

The Platform Economy Powered by Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

A platform is a business model that creates value by facilitating exchanges between two or more interdependent groups, usually consumers and producers. Applico. Amazon comes to mind for a lot of us when we think about platforms.

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Understanding U.S. to Canada Bulk Shipping

Bulk Connection

While the COVID-19 outbreak has temporarily halted non-essential travel between the U.S. and Canada, shipments between the two countries has been largely unaffected. This includes bulk shipments of liquid and dry bulk products. In this article, we’ll examine the process of U.S.

Preparing to Reopen Your Small Business? Here’s How to Start Shipping Again


Preparing to reopen your small business? Follow this three-step guide on how to resume shipping and logistics during the coronavirus pandemic

Changing Consumer Trends on Online Shopping in a Post-COVID World

MTS Logistics

Consumers are evolving with their online shopping routines. Besides delivery service, choosing in-store or curbside pickup may become a preferred method. Needless to say, e-commerce has seen a huge spike and major e-commerce players are teaming up.

Multi-Channel Fulfillment: Key Considerations

West Coast and California Logistics

According to the Census Bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce, eCommerce sales accounted for 11.8% of total sales in the first quarter of 2020.

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The Principles of a Warehouse Layout Design


Planning a warehouse layout design can be a complex process due to the various factors involved. This process includes strategically planning a facility layout that can properly utilize the space available , facilitate the smooth functioning of operations, and increase efficiency.

The Future of Drones is Now

Logistics Viewpoints

Over the last several years we have written about what the future of drones holds for supply chains. As technology has improved and regulations have eased, drones have increasingly made their way into the conversation around home delivery.

Impaired driving just another part of 2020’s changing landscape

Commercial Carrier Journal

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration estimates.8% of commercial drivers have used drugs while on the road


Building a Foundation for Sales Growth with Mike Temple

The Logistics of Logistics

Building a Foundation for Sales Growth with Mike Temple. Mike Temple and Joe Lynch discuss the key elements for building a foundation for sales growth. To enable sales growth, leadership must develop the organization, culture, processes, systems and teams required to support the sales growth.

6 Benefits of Outsourcing Literature Distribution

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If your house needed a new roof, would you replace it yourself? I’m guessing you wouldn’t – because you’re a marketer, not a roofing expert. So why are you still handling your company’s literature distribution in-house? Marketing/Sales Literature Fulfillment

Goodbye NAFTA, Hello USMCA

Talking Logistics

Remember when global trade topics like China tariffs, Brexit, and NAFTA/USMCA dominated the news?

Shippers ‘held to ransom’ from blanked sailings and feeder problems

Supply Chain and Logistics

The constant stream of blanked sailings is predictably disrupting many supply chains and networks. Shippers are not getting the message, and it’s costing them extra, unplanned expense. That will percolate down to their customers as well, both in reliability and … Continue reading → Logistics Service Management Shipping Strategy Supply Chains customer service intermodal transport ocean shipping port management

Why Supply Chain Agility Needs to be the Next Normal

Logistics Viewpoints

The rug has been pulled out from beneath us. Doing things the same way we’ve always done them will no longer serve us, so we can’t simply put it back in its place.

Industry Experts Discuss Food and Beverage Supply Chain Threats in Upcoming SCN Summit

Food Logistics

SCN Summit is a premier virtual event educating logistics professionals on critical issues impacting the supply chain industry. Risk/Compliance

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New School Supply Chain Basics with the Supply Chain Queen, Sheri Hinish

The Logistics of Logistics

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CASE STUDY: Handling a 500% order Spike During Pandemic

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Public Goods sells quality household products that are healthy, sustainable and ultra-affordable. Most sales are online at publicgoods.com, but in early 2020 the company began national distribution to a major retail chain.

Making A Difference: Capital Logistics, Echo Global Logistics, & Descartes

Talking Logistics

Today’s post is part of our “Making a Difference: Supply Chains for a Better Tomorrow” series that focuses on the supply chain capabilities that will separate the leaders from the laggards in the years to come.

Fewer trans-Pacific cuts signal 3Q demand on the mend?

Supply Chain and Logistics

It seems that forecasts must be less gloomy on trans-Pacific routes. Liner alliances are calling for fewer blanked voyages. That’s good news for shippers; but maybe it’s early to believe some won’t be re-canceled. Sending mixed signals of high volatility … Continue reading →


Canadian ELD compliance date must be extended

Truck News

The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) has been involved in consultations with Transport Canada and the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) on electronic logging devices (ELDs) for many years and have come out in favor of them on numerous occasions.

Logistics Telematics and Their Value in Reducing Dwell Time and Accessorials


The rise of e-commerce contributed to an immense demand for more small package logistics. Unfortunately, partial management is anything but easy. Meanwhile, the list of new charges and possible accessorials continues to expand.

Accelerating Time to Value for 3PLs with John Golob

The Logistics of Logistics

Accelerating Time to Value for 3PLs with John Golob. John Golob and Joe Lynch discuss accelerating time to value for 3PLs implementing and onboarding new accounts. 3PLs, freight forwarders, and carriers are increasingly concerned with the timely implementation of new customers.

COVID-19 And Peak Shipping Season:  What to Expect

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

The latest online shopping news is in, and let’s just say it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. According to Adobe Analytics’ latest Digital Economy Index Report , eCommerce shoppers purchased $82.5

Strategic risks and the vulnerability of the munitions supply-chain

Logistics in War

By Mike Lima. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions to global supply chains. The pandemic has shown us the fragility of commercial supply chains; it gives us a reason to think about what a disruption to supply chains might have for the outcomes of military operations.

Alliances schedule 75 blankings for Q3

Supply Chain and Logistics

We continue to see a lot of blanked voyages. Demand must not be shaping up to be very good after all, and prices just won’t stay up. What else would you expect if you make your customers guess about the … Continue reading → Logistics Managerial Econ Microeconomics Shipping Strategy Supply Chains blankings containers intermodal service transportation

Held Hostage by Minimum Order Quantity

Talking Logistics

“It’s hot in here, isn’t it?” I asked my wife. I walked over to the thermostat and although the air conditioning was running, the house temp was over 80 degrees. “I I think something’s wrong with the AC,” I said.

Canada has a role in the push for hydrogen fuel cells

Truck News

The promise of hydrogen as a vehicle fuel has been discussed for decades. But a series of corporate announcements and public policy initiatives appear ready to give this power source the boost that it needs to become viable.

5 Challenges to Expanding into Latin America with Demo Perez

The Logistics of Logistics

The post 5 Challenges to Expanding into Latin America with Demo Perez appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. Podcast

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Exit Strategy: Why Companies Look for New eCommerce Fulfillment Partners

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Have you moved lately? Join the club. More than 30 million Americans change residences every year. eRetailers don’t change eCommerce fulfillment partners quite so often, but many such relationships are surprisingly short-lived. Fulfillment Operations Fulfillment Services

Adopting Digital Payments: 3 Reasons For Supply Chain Companies


Editor’s Note: Today’s article is from Sydney Wess with Clutch who gives us 3 reasons supply chain companies should be adopting digital payment options. Amid the global COVID-19 crisis, more and more consumers are seeking out methods of contactless, cashless payment.

Cloud-Native WMS: Key Characteristics and Considerations

Logistics Viewpoints

Consumer and enterprise software has gone through a significant evolution over the last five years. Consumers have reached a point where software as a service (SaaS) has become an imperceptible norm.