October, 2022

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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. If the chart indicates that customer service reports to operations, make a beeline for the door.

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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. This includes: Matters of inventory management with advanced 3PL software Delivery speed with warehouse locations that bring products closer to customers Fulfillment: Order processing, picking, and packing Optimal shipping costs and options

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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%.

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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.

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Strategic Cost Management Approaches to Unlock Growth and Increase Profitability

How can businesses gain a competitive edge in an era marked by relentless competition and economic fluctuations? The secret is mastering strategic cost management strategies. This GEP bulletin, "Strategic Cost Management Approaches to Unlock Growth and Increase Profitability," breaks this down into clear, actionable steps. Discover how these strategies can boost your enterprise's financial health, helping not only to keep up but to excel in today's market.

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Five Types of Order Management Systems

Logistics Brief Submitted Articles

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.

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How to Make the Most of Falling Ocean Freight Rates by End of 2022

Shipsta

From scarce and extremely pricey to balanced and more favorable , the freight market has changed drastically in recent months. The global drop in freight rates is a game changer for securing better prices. But is your strategy ready to make the most of the current market?

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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. Sometimes, it can be more insightful to look backwards and note the chances that have occurred over the last several years.

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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?” A majority of the respondents (58%) said that they had become more supply driven in response to current market.

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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. In a recent episode of Unboxing Fulfillment , Amware CEO Harry Drajpuch and its EVP of Strategy and Operations, Chad Warzecha, talked about different ways for brands to maximize 3PL benefits.

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How to Conduct Workplace Incident Investigations to Create Safer Workplaces

This white paper provides a comprehensive overview of global workplace incident trends, focusing on the top three biases leading to such incidents. It also highlights the significance of CSA Z1005 as a risk management standard and outlines the ROI of thorough incident investigations, covering emergency response to post-incident interviews. Additionally, it introduces an Investigation Evidence Gathering Matrix.

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

Logistics Brief Submitted Articles

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? We might have taken this for granted but Transportation & Logistics players are working relentlessly in this journey to meet our regular needs from … Continue reading Digitizing & designing smart transport for new India ?

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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?

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EV Mobility Signs Deal with Westgate Resort

NGT News

EV Mobility LLC, an all-electric vehicle car-sharing platform, and Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino have signed an agreement to deploy EVs for hotel and timeshare guests. “We are excited to partner with Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino as the first hotel in their portfolio offering transportation to guests as part of the experience,” […].

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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. The integrated business plan is at the heart of balancing projected demand with the capacity needed to meet that demand. But then stuff happens.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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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. In this case, the overwhelming number of recurring disruptions has led to the need for freight forwarders to broaden their service offerings to. Read more Freight Forwarders: The Essential Partner.

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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. It has a booming supply chain with three of the busiest ports in the US (the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland) and an economy that, if it were counted as a separate country, is the fifth largest in the world.

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Promise and Potential – Robotics in Retail Distribution Centers - Vanderlande

Logistics Brief Submitted Articles

Robots are increasingly characterized as a panacea for numerous challenges in retail warehouses, but where does the hype end and reality begin? As with the adoption of all technologies, start with simple applications, learn from them and expand accordingly.

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How a Polyfuel Strategy Supports Shippers’ Transition to Fleet Electrification

Food Logistics

By identifying unique duty cycles, operational needs and decarbonization goals, fleet managers can successfully target environmental goals and economic performance simultaneously.

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How Intent Data Helps Marketers Convert A-List Accounts

One of the biggest challenges for any B2B marketer is understanding your prospects’ next move — who is most likely to buy and when. Without these insights, marketing campaigns can feel more like guesswork, with high investment and little return. We’re here to tell you there’s a better way. By tracking buyers’ digital footprints and online activity, such as website visits, product reviews, and spikes in content consumption, you can engage prospects with a message that really resonates.

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How Artificial Intelligence Bolsters Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

The continued disruption of supply chains suggests that the challenges of the COVID-19 era have been more than a blip in an otherwise stable period of global business. It’s time to take proactive action to prepare.

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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. Well, how often do you hear industry analysts say they underestimated a market’s growth rate? Well, I am saying it. I underestimated the growth by $2 billion.

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Meet the 2022 Pride & Polish champs

Overdrive Online

Following a submission period, Overdrive readers voted on their favorite trucks in each of seven categories to determine the winners in the 2022 Pride & Polish virtual competition.

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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.

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Exploring the Advantages and Hurdles of Direct Store Deliveries

Direct Store Delivery, or DSD, is a common practice among global suppliers and retailers – like PepsiCo, Frito Lay, CVS, and Dollar General – and its popularity is growing, with the global DSD market expected to reach $1.19 trillion by 2027. Download this eBook for exclusive insights into direct store deliveries, challenges, benefits, and future trends.

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How Goods-to-Person Automation Addresses Variable Retail Fulfillment Challenges - Vanderlande

Logistics Brief Submitted Articles

Omni-channel, pure e-commerce, and direct-to-store replenishment retail facilities mitigate against variable customer demand, continued e-commerce expansion, dynamic inventory churn, picking accuracy challenges, and unprecedented labor shortages. How can goods-to-person automation address these challenges?

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4 Tips for Creating Demand Planning Strategies for Disrupted Supply Chains

Food Logistics

While predicting the future is never an exact science, utilizing data and partnering with a 3PL provider to strategize next steps when disruptions arise will keep each link in the supply chain connected, resulting in accurate planning and execution.

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Why Cybersecurity Has Never Been More Important for the Supply Chain Sector

Supply Chain Brain

Employee negligence and error are among the most significant cybersecurity liabilities for companies in the supply chain sector. Here are some pointers on how companies can empower employees to defend supply chains.

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The Benefits of Sustainable Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

Consumption and Emissions – A Growth Story. Global retail sales are expected to grow to $27.3 trillion USD in 2022 , up 5.0% from last year. Paralleling this growth in e-commerce is a growth in carbon emissions – parcel deliveries are estimated to increase by 78% globally by 2030, resulting in up to 30% greater emissions. Companies have many levers to pull to reduce their impact on the environment such as altering the materials used in products, using more sustainable packaging and e

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Your Supply Chain Challenges, Solved!: 5 Guides

Download these 5 comprehensive guides designed to solve the toughest challenges facing supply chains today. After helping 1,200+ of the world’s most recognized brands to enhance and optimize their supply chains, FourKites has crafted step-by-step guides to help you solve your business’s most pressing challenges. The guides include: reducing transportation costs, improving customer satisfaction, optimizing inventory management, increasing workforce efficiency, and achieving sustainability and ESG