July, 2022

3 Freight Trends + Strategies Shippers Need to Know from Q2 2022

Talking Logistics

Trend #1: While route guides are performing better, inflationary and deflationary pressures on rates have never been more challenging to synthesize into a confident rate outlook.

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What’s Included in Pick and Pack Warehouse Fees?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When you partner with a fulfillment company, a great deal of work moves from your plate to their plate. You’ll want to understand fulfillment costs to assess the ROI of your relationship.

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Trucker Tools with Kary Jablonski

The Logistics of Logistics

Kary Jablonski and Joe Lynch discuss Trucker Tools. Kary is the CEO of Trucker Tools , the leading carrier relationship management platform that helps brokers grow their carrier network, book loads digitally, track freight, and build enduring relationships with carriers to drive reuse.

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Gamification and Robotics Level Up Employee Engagement

Logistics Viewpoints

Across the global business ecosystem, sourcing and retaining top talent labor is of utmost importance. This is no less true of the supply chain industry, which must manage high customer demand while simultaneously experiencing unprecedented labor issues.

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.

Liners get a preview of alternative fuel costs

Supply Chain and Logistics

A new technical and commercial comparison of alternative fuels for ocean carriers compares expected bunker costs for different size and differently equipped ships. Alphaliner, a consultancy for ocean carriers, has reviewed that comparison.

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How to Make Technology a Friend, Not a Foe

Talking Logistics

We live in an age when our technology devices are so intuitive that any 3-year-old can download the apps for Pokémon, Lego Duplo World, or their favorite game in 30 seconds on an iPhone.

Advantages and Challenges of a Having Fulfillment Center in Los Angeles

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

While many people love Los Angeles for its movies, logisticians and eTailers have come to love the City of Angels for its eCommerce fulfillment benefits.

Ecommerce’s Dirty Little Secret with Aaron Schwartz

The Logistics of Logistics

Aaron Schwartz and Joe Lynch discuss ecommerce’s dirty little secret. Aaron is the President of Loop , a post-purchase platform that enables brands to transform returns into exchanges. About Aaron Schwartz.

Reducing the Impact of High Fuel Costs Goes Beyond the Transportation Department

Logistics Viewpoints

The rise in fuel costs, especially diesel, is significantly impacting the bottom line of many B2B companies such as distributors and wholesalers.

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.

Summer safety tips for truckers

Fleet Owner

With Independence Day weekend traffic peaking, accidents are more likely. By reviewing safety regulations and recommendations, drivers can protect themselves and others. Safety

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How Trailer Pool Technology Overcomes Operational Inefficiencies

Food Logistics

Trailer pool technology connects shippers, carriers and receivers to enable visibility of what is happening with the trailer pool in real time at each of the facilities. Transportation / Trucking

Data-Driven Decision Making: Real-time Transportation Market Intelligence

Talking Logistics

How can companies unlock new value in transportation management? By becoming more data driven in their decision making. That is the focus of a multi-part video seminar we are producing in partnership with Transporeon (a Talking Logistics sponsor) on data-driven decision making.

Insider’s View on Small Parcel Shipping: Working Effectively with Carriers

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Dean Maciuba served UPS and FedEx for over 37 years, working in senior sales and operations roles. His experience gives him a unique and in-depth view into nearly all aspects of small parcel shipping, including the role of parcel carriers and fulfillment service providers.

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.

The Micro-Fulfillment Opportunity with Julien Seret

The Logistics of Logistics

Julien Seret and Joe Lynch discuss the micro-fulfillment opportunity. Julien is the Vice President of Network Supply Chain at Attabotics , the world’s first 3D robotics supply chain system for modern commerce. About Julien Seret.

Inflation in 2022: Is the Bullwhip Effect to Blame for Retail Inventory Glut

Logistics Viewpoints

Last week I saw a news headline from the Washington Post stating Michael Burry’s ‘Bullwhip’ Tweet Deserves Serious Attention. Michael Burry ( @michaeljburry ) is most well-known as the hedge fund manager portrayed by Christian Bale in the movie “ The Big Short.”

Carriers unable to pay drivers, buy fuel after CoreFund Capital closes

Supply Chain and Logistics

More heartbreak for truckers, especially owner-operators. Many small businesses turn to factors to handle one of the messiest jobs, invoicing and collecting from customers. Factors collect a percentage for each transaction, and often advance the money to the trucker before … Continue reading → Logistics Managerial Econ Trucking accounts receivable bankruptcy CoreFund factoring freight bills payments trucking

Cloud-Native Technology Suite Automates Client, Carrier Logistics Operations

Food Logistics

These solutions help clients and carreriers more effectively manage logistics operations across multiple modes of transportation. Transportation / WMS/TMS

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.

Enabling More Profitable Home Delivery

Talking Logistics

After reading Adrian Gonzalez’s post “Delivery: Revisiting The Logistics Of Elevator Rides,” I thought I would help answer his question about how to achieve profitable growth in home delivery.

Video: Set productivity standards to increase warehouse throughput

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you're looking to improve throughput in your B2C warehousing operations, setting productivity standards may do the trick. Many brands do not set such standards, but those that do see a 10% to 15% uptick in throughput. Warehouse KPI

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The ShipX Story with Solomon Zakinov

The Logistics of Logistics

Solomon Zakinov and Joe Lynch discuss the ShipX story. Solomon is the CEO and founder of ShipX , an innovative final-mile delivery service and software solution ensuring quality performance for an exceptional customer experience. About Solomon Zakinov.

Making the Connection: The Real-World Value of Logistics Digitalization

Logistics Viewpoints

Today’s logistics teams are operating in an environment characterized by uncertainty on three fronts. Customers’ needs and expectations are constantly changing. The available talent pool of drivers, warehouse associates and other employees is small, which creates staffing volatility.

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.

Carriers ‘must commit to berthing windows’

Supply Chain and Logistics

Terminal congestion in Europe is high, even though there are fewer containers being handled than a year ago. Ocean carriers handle congestion by skipping calls, and landing the containers at smaller ports, then sending them by land to their final … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains berth schedules berthing windows blanked sailings container shipping EU shipping ocean shipping ports skipping calls

Trinity Logistics Named 2022 Top 3PL By Inbound Logistics

Trinity Logistics

Trinity Logistics is excited to announce that the company has been recognized as a Top 100 3PL by Inbound Logistics in 2022. Every year, hundreds of third-party providers submit their credentials to Inbound Logistics to be considered for their Top 100 list.

Across the Pond: The European Transportation Market (July 2022)

Talking Logistics

Author’s Note: I was asked by Transporeon (a Talking Logistics sponsor) to look at what is happening in the European transportation market and they provided me with access to their Transporeon Insights market data for additional insights and perspective.

VIDEO: See How Slumberkins and Amware Teamed Up to Scale Fulfillment Operations

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Slumberkins, an educational children's brand, is on the INC 5000 list of America's fastest-growing private companies. Fulfillment Operations Multi Channel Fulfillment Fulfillment Services Fulfillment Outsourcing

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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.

An Alternative to LTL with David Lynch

The Logistics of Logistics

David Lynch and Joe Lynch discuss alternatives to LTL. David is the VP of Growth at Warp , a tech-centric logistics company that connects shippers, carriers, and facilities to find the most efficient route for middle-mile freight. About David Lynch.

Chameleon Carriers Threaten Our Safety

Logistics Viewpoints

The nation’s highways can be a dangerous place. A few years back, my colleague Steve Banker wrote an article highlighting a very important loophole protecting impaired truckers that was about to close. The closing of this loophole was a very important step towards highway safety.

Ripples from Black Sea shipping crisis hitting regional supply chains

Supply Chain and Logistics

It is interesting to hear about changes in regional supply chains. The Ukraine war provides a chance to see what disruption occurred and how it is impacting routes to move cargo in the area of the Black Sea. This article … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains Black Sea disruption ocean shipping ports Rail Ukraine War