October, 2022

Three ways small fleets can stay competitive

Fleet Owner

While consolidation is a fact of life in today’s trucking industry, small fleets and owner-operators have their own place in the supply chain now and in the future. Part of that future is in carving out one's own niche. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

How to Spot Great 3PL Customer Service from an Org Chart

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you want to find an eCommerce fulfillment partner that prioritizes great 3PL customer service, look for the box marked “Vice President of Client Success.” Then make sure the upward line goes direct to the CEO.

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Beyond Rates: Important Factors in Carrier Selection

Talking Logistics

When procuring freight, companies invariably focus on rates and capacity. This is especially true when freight demand exceeds available capacity, which was the case most of 2021 and early 2022. But market conditions are different today.

What is a 3PL? How Third-Party Logistics Providers Benefit eCommerce Brands

Ship Monk

3PL —a simple abbreviation for one of the most complex, integrated, helpful entities operating in the eCommerce landscape. 3PL stands for third-party logistics, and at a glance a 3PL partner provides eCommerce brands with solutions to their fulfillment needs.

The 2023 Supply Chain Crystal Ball: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Olivia Montgomery, Associate Principal Supply Chain Analyst

Curious to know how your peers are navigating ongoing disruption? In this webinar, you’ll gain actionable insights from Olivia Montgomery as she walks us through Capterra’s extensive research on how businesses - notably small and midsize businesses - are addressing supply chain challenges in 2023.

Owners-Operators Facing More Challenging Conditions Ahead

Food Logistics

About 33% of respondents expect load growth to decline over the next six months, the lowest reading since 1Q20 and significantly higher than 3Q21 at 9%. Transportation / Trucking

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How *Not* to Find Top 3PL Fulfillment Companies

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

It’s time for some truth telling about these top 3PL fulfillment companies lists you see around the internet. For the most part, they’re bogus. Just about all of them. We say that even though we’ve landed on some ourselves. Fulfillment Outsourcing

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Five Types of Order Management Systems

David Mascitto

To help you figure out what OMS is right for your business, let’s examine some typical types of order management systems available on the market today

Your ‘chassis deal’ – and terms – may be costing you

Supply Chain and Logistics

Obtaining a chassis from a pool is a good idea for some truckers. But beware the terms and conditions. The article indicates that pools, often owned by leasing companies and investment houses, have a goal of making money. I believe … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Shipping Supply Chains Trucking Chassis chassis leasing chassis pools container shipping maintenance ocean shipping supply chains

How Trucking Challenges Impact the Perishable Cold Chain

Food Logistics

How to leverage third-party data to overcome trucking industry-driven food quality and safety challenges. Transportation / Trucking

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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 Truck N’ Hustle Story with Rahmel Wattley

The Logistics of Logistics

Rahmel Wattley and Joe Lynch discuss the Truck N’ Hustle story. Rahmel is a transportation entrepreneur and host of the popular trucking podcast, Truck N’ Hustle. About Rahmel Wattley. Rahmel Wattley is a transportation entrepreneur and host of the popular trucking podcast, Truck N’ Hustle.

The Black Hole at the Heart of Supply Chain Management

Logistics Viewpoints

Usually, a supply plan can’t be fully executed. Robust supply plans can optimize across distribution, manufacturing, and logistics constraints and deliver an optimal plan that hits service objectives at the minimum cost.

Maximizing 3PL Benefits in B2C Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

To maximize 3PL benefits when it comes to B2C fulfillment, it's not just about the 3PL's actions, it's how you, as the brand, manage the relationship. The information you share, the objectives you set, and how you set up the contract.

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Digitizing & designing smart transport for new India | Thoughts,Conversations & Insights

Vishal Jadhav

What was the last item you purchased online? Remember when you received it at your doorstep? From one click purchase to the delivery – What all actually goes behind the scene?

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.

Mexican regs create new requirements for importers and exporters

Supply Chain and Logistics

Changes in the Mexican government’s regulations for bills of materials and shipment documentation are poised to take effect January 1, 2023. The changes are substantial, and require much more data collection.

Mitigating Supply-Side Service Risks with AI

Talking Logistics

In September, 2021, we asked members of our Indago supply chain research community — who are all supply chain and logistics executives from manufacturing, retail, and distribution companies – “Is your company becoming more supply driven?”

The Fishtail Story with Marc Held

The Logistics of Logistics

Marc Held and Joe Lynch discuss the Fishtail story. Marc is the Co-founder and CEO of Fishtail, a Boston based fintech company that empowers freight forwarders to finance the movement and procurement of goods – for small and medium businesses (SMBs) around the world. About Marc Held.

COVID Has Fundamentally Changed the Profession of Supply Chain Management

Logistics Viewpoints

The toilet paper shortage was one of the COVID era events that taught people what the term “supply chain management” meant. It is common for pundits to look ahead and predict how an industry or profession will change.

A Deep Dive Into Supply Chain Strategy: 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 design in this post-pandemic era of economic uncertainty.

Fulfillment in California: examining your options

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Sun, fun, and logistics. That’s what people – well, at least logisticians – think about at the mere mention of California. And it makes sense that logistics pros love the Golden State.

The Future of Pharmacy 2022: The Year of Supply Chain Transformation

Carrie Gorman

Here are four factors that are driving the future of pharmacy and leaders to rethink drug supply management in 2022 and beyond

Five good things in trucking: Delivering holiday cheer and staying warm with furry friends

Fleet Owner

As the weather continues to cool, stay warm with cheer for the upcoming holidays and charity and by celebrating the women who keep trucking rolling in this week's blog. Perspectives / Five Good Things

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Freight Forwarders: The Essential Partner

Talking Logistics

The role of freight forwarders has morphed over the years out of the necessity to provide what some call “one throat to choke” – a single point of contact for various activities.

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.

The JW Surety Bonds Story with JD Weisbrot

The Logistics of Logistics

JD Weisbrot and Joe Lynch discuss the JW Surety Bonds Story. JW Surety Bonds is the largest writer of the BMC-84 Freight Broker Surety bonds and the largest privately owned surety agency in the country with over 70+ employees and 50,000 customers nationwide. About JD Weisbrot.

Top 20 Warehouse Automation Suppliers Worldwide

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC Advisory Group began conducting formalized research on the global warehouse automation market in 2014. Looking back, I estimated the market in 2013 at $6.4 billion globally, and I forecast it to grow to $9.9 billion in 2019.

Amware CEO appears on Ecommerce Wizards Podcast

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Amware CEO Harry Drajpuch recently appeared on the Ecommerce Wizards Podcast to discuss the vital role that order fulfillment plays in creating a successful brand. Fulfillment Operations Fulfillment Outsourcing

Independent Truckers Can Earn Six-Figures Too

Food Logistics

With escalating perks for company drivers, the industry is asking: Is it better for a driver’s bottom line, and more importantly, their well-being to be an independent trucker or work for a mega-carrier? Transportation / Trucking

How to Gain a Competitive Edge: A Deep Dive Into Supplier Diversity Programs

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, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs and how you can gain invaluable competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

Slow and steady wins the race to zero emissions

Fleet Owner

As much hype as electric vehicles get, the narrative of sustainability isn't that simple. Improved diesel fuel economy, existing electric solutions, and new technologies are all part of the path to zero emissions. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

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Beyond Basic Features: Important Transportation Management System (TMS) Capabilities

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Indago ResearchCasts are brief videos where we highlight findings from our Indago supply chain research community. With all of the transportation-related challenges companies are facing today, transportation management systems (TMS) are back in the spotlight.

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A Modern Approach to EDI with Jonathan Kish

The Logistics of Logistics

Jonathan Kish and Joe Lynch discuss a modern approach to EDI. Jonathan is the Vice President Of Business Development at Orderful , a complete cloud EDI platform for manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and technology companies. About Jonathan Kish.