December, 2021

Price Hikes Have Retailers Considering Alternatives to Amazon FBA

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

As eCommerce businesses grow and look for new markets, becoming an Amazon seller seems like a no-brainer. When a retailer chooses to sell on Amazon, options for Amazon fulfillment include Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) and Seller-Fulfilled Prime (SFP).

The Pain of Picking the Wrong 3PL with Esther Kestenbaum Prozan

The Logistics of Logistics

The Pain of Picking the Wrong 3PL with Esther Kestenbaum Prozan. Esther Kestenbaum Prozan and Joe Lynch discuss the pain of picking the wrong 3pl. Esther is President of Ruby Has Fulfillment , a rapidly growing ecommerce fulfillment provider for direct-to-consumer brands and retailers.


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Warehouse Receiving Metrics You Must Track and How to Optimize Them


Warehouse receiving metrics must be tracked to improve the operations of warehouses and distribution centers, specifically in the receiving area. It is essential to be aware of these metrics to discover any lapses that impede productivity and efficiency. Warehouse Operations

Transporting a production line to Russia. The devil sits in the detail.

Logistics Matter

Transporting a complete air separation plant, consisting of several large 85-ton oversized units and over 50 standard and oversized truckloads of parts and materials from 4 different countries via road and ocean to Moglino in Russia.

Gartner on Choosing the Right Supply Chain Visibility Platform for Your Business

Supply Chain Visibility is critical to success in today’s market, but how do you ensure that you choose the right platform? Gartner rates 11 visibility platforms on 100+ capabilities to help you make the best decision for your business. Download the report!

A First-Hand Look at Berkshire Grey’s Warehouse Robotic Solutions

Logistics Viewpoints

The Boston area is a hub for warehouse robotics companies. Living and working in this area provides me with the opportunity to schedule site visits at many of these innovative firms.

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Expanding Into International eCommerce Shipping With Your 3PL

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Over the past two years, the growth of eCommerce has created more demand – inside and outside the US. But the pandemic has also made it harder to ship goods across borders.

The Tive Story with Krenar Komoni

The Logistics of Logistics

The Tive Story with Krenar Komoni. Krenar Komoni and Joe Lynch discuss the Tive story. Krenar is the CEO and founder of Tive , a leading provider of real-time supply chain visibility insights that help logistics professionals actively manage their in-transit shipments’ location and condition.

Maersk expands contract options amid rumours it intends to shun forwarders

Supply Chain and Logistics

In this article Mike Wackett quotes actual evidence that Maersk is going to reject forwarder and broker business soon. We’ve been expecting this for some time, as Maersk has been touting their new software for door-to-door shipping arrangements. The forwarders … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Strategy Supply Chains blankings brokers container shipping contracts door-to-door supply chains

Mission-critical Logistics and the Benefits of Outsourcing It

Logistics Matter

The Does LogisticsMatter? Podcast is all about trends and innovations in supply chain and logistics. This episode features Johan Elzes, Business Unit Director and Russia Advisor at Ahlers. This is the second time Johan has been a guest on the show.

How to Achieve True Net-Zero Emissions: An Action Plan for Supply Chain Leaders

To achieve sustainability, many firms set lofty net-zero emissions goals. However, meeting them is easier said than done. This GEP whitepaper shows why supply shain leaders should take steps now, and offers an action plan for moving forward.

Is it too Early For 2022 Predictions?

Logistics Viewpoints

With Christmas goods in stores before Halloween this year, I thought there was no reason that we shouldn’t also get a jump on 2022 predictions.

2022 Air Freight Predictions

Now, That's Logistics

Robust demand for air cargo is expected to continue as global economies prosper, other transportation modes deal with ongoing capacity issues, and consumers around the world step up their spending. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) , demand for air cargo rose by 7.9%

eCommerce Return Solutions for Your Fulfillment Operation

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Omnichannel and eCommerce retailers must focus on eCommerce return solutions given the high percent of online purchases that are returned. Once upon a time, fulfillment centers would let returned items pile up in some unused corner of the warehouse until busy associates found time to process them.

Understanding Uber Freight with Raj Subbiah

The Logistics of Logistics

Understanding Uber Freight with Raj Subbiah. Raj Subbiah and Joe Lynch discuss understanding Uber Freight.

New Research: The State of Supply Chain Network Design in 2022

This report explores how the state of supply chain network design has changed – including how the tools, maturity models, and market demands are transforming the network design practice.

Back to trucking basics

Fleet Owner

The National Highway Safety Administration identified speeding and failure to use a seatbelt as the top risky behaviors among both commercial and passenger drivers. It may be time for fleet managers to advise their drivers to slow down and buckle up. Safety

Project Business Automation: Evaluated for Solving Supply Chain Disruption

Logistics Matter

When material is delayed due to a supply chain bottleneck, there is an immediate impact on the project schedule. Delays create a constraint requiring scheduling adjustments. PBA (project business automation) adjusts the schedule and cost adjustments when new or replacement material is sourced.

The Best Explanation for the Supply Chain Crisis Yet

Logistics Viewpoints

Ed Ryan, CEO of Descartes. The Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG) reported stellar results once again last Wednesday (December 1st). Descartes is a software-as-a-service provider of logistics solutions.

How to sue a carrier for delays, blanked sailings and D&D overcharges

Supply Chain and Logistics

It’s not going to be easy to sue a carrier for delays and blanked sailings. But whatever your taste, you have to document everything. The author, a lawyer, points to many types of documentation required to substantiate your claim. I … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains blankings delays detention and demurrage ocean carriers ocean shipping supply chains

Using Technology & Strategy to Build a More Resilient Supply Chain

Speaker: Tom Coughlin, President at Coughlin Associates, Inc.

The pandemic has made companies acutely aware of the interdependence of supply chains, with reliance on multiple suppliers to produce crucial components of finished products. One of the consequences will be the growth of more local content in products, and that will require the use of new technologies. In this webinar, learn how to navigate the ways technology working with humans will transform the way products are made and distributed.

Video: Is dim weight pricing costing you more than necessary?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you think that your parcel shipping costs are too high, there may be something that you can do about it. You can get smarter on the dim weight pricing model that carriers use and see if you’re giving away money by leaving too much air in your packages. Parcel Shipping for eCommerce

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REPOST: Amazon vs Target vs Walmart with Rick Watson

The Logistics of Logistics

Amazon vs Target vs Walmart with Rick Watson. Joe Lynch and Rick Watson discuss Amazon vs Target vs Walmart and their strengths and weaknesses in the areas of ecommerce, fulfillment, distribution, and logistics. About Rick Watson.

Per diem tax breaks just got a lot simpler -- and more valuable -- for owner-operators

Overdrive Online

New IRS guidance notes there will be no need for owner-operators to determine any percentage of meal purchases from a restaurant to reap savings with 100% deductible per diem through all of 2021 and 2022. Savings could top $1,000 annually. Business

Four Essential Values of a Successful Logistics Company

Logistics Matter

A logistics company’s two most important things are its employees and its customers. Our employees are our most valuable assets, which sets us apart from other logistics service providers. Next on the list are our customers.

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!

This Week in Logistics News (December 4 -10)

Logistics Viewpoints

It is really feeling like the holiday season, as we got our first dusting of snow in the Boston area this week. And the holiday season means that once again another year is coming to an end.

FedEx will sell space on empty container imports as a congestion-bypass service

Supply Chain and Logistics

And much more! One thing that captured my attention in this nice article by Max Garland is the increasing use of 53 foot containers for imports to the US. This is a natural development, too long in coming as long … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Supply Chains congestion container shipping intermodal ocean shipping ports

Video: What’s the ROI on fulfillment pack-out automation?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If your fulfillment operations process a high volume of orders, you might look to automation to improve efficiency and reduce costs. One of the areas that may deliver a solid ROI on automation is the pack-out process. Fulfillment Operations

Understanding Conrail with Brian Gorton

The Logistics of Logistics

Understanding Conrail with Brian Gorton. Brian Gorton and Joe Lynch discuss understanding Conrail.

Gartner's Market Guide for Data Analytics and Intelligence Platforms in Supply Chain

The data analytics and intelligence markets are evolving, and supply chain leaders are struggling to keep up. This research offers an overview of the market conditions and provides a list of representative vendors with platform-based solutions for supply chain.