February, 2021

No More Air Transport for USPS 1st – Class Mail?

Logistics Trends and Insights

Understanding USPS’s services, how the quasi-government agency works, and its data reports and perhaps doesn’t report is difficult.

Which Load Board / DFM Marketplace Should I Use?

Parade

In this post, we explore DFM Marketplaces as an important tool in every digital freight brokerage’s operations. This post is part of a series of posts that aims to shed light on the many new and innovative freight tech solutions that empower freight brokers to transform digitally.

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How to Pack and Ship for Temperature-Controlled Shipping

Freight Center

Whether it’s really cold or hotter than the hinges, temperature-controlled shipping plays a vital role in the supply chain. As the winter months carry on and the spring harvest season is on the horizon, now is a good time to stay ahead of the game when it comes to temperature-controlled shipping.

Tips for Starting a New Logistics Operation During a Pandemic

Kane is Able

Despite the global pandemic, Kane Logistics’ operations team has been in major start-up mode for the last year, with several new logistic operations coming on board. All facilities have started successfully and on schedule. But that success is due to more than just having a good project plan.

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New Supply Chain Design Software Benefits Calculator

Curious how much can you potentially save by optimizing your supply chain network? Our benefits calculator helps you find out.

Ocean Insights’ Report Warns of More Supply Chain Delays

Shipping and Freight Resource

February 11, 2021. Chinese quarantine measures are grounding truckers, just as maritime carriers are clearing out backlogs. The Chinese New Year is exacerbating COVID-19 -related shipping delays outbound China.

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The Power of IoT to Get Better Visibility Over Shipments

Logistics Matter

Visibility over shipments is the hot supply chain topic these days. Corporations are eager to know where their shipments are at all. Consumer expectations for rapid and low-cost business in a global and highly competitive environment prompt shippers to provide better and faster services.

What to Expect in B2C Distribution in a Post-Pandemic World

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

The pandemic-driven eCommerce boom turned many B2C distribution operations upside down in 2020 as online sellers and omnichannel retailers tried to adjust to a massive consumer market shift toward online shopping.

Megatrends Reshaping Supply Chain Management

Logistics Viewpoints

Booming Ecommerce is a Megatrend; AMR last mile delivery is one potential solution. ARC is getting ready for our Supply Chain Forum on February 16 th and 17 th. I was originally scheduled to speak. But we ended up with a good problem.

When Parcel Demand Exceeds Capacity: What Should Shippers Do?

Talking Logistics

As we begin 2021, the parcel market is very different than it was a year ago. Simply put, the surging growth of e-commerce, driven in large part by the pandemic, has created a capacity crunch in the market. How should shippers respond?

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

The fight to find new customers and retain existing ones is the biggest business challenge for many companies. Technology will continue to play a part in fostering buyer allegiance and building brands in the “new normal.” In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

The Perfect Partner for the Owner-Operator with Mandy Morrow

The Logistics of Logistics

The Perfect Partner for the Owner-Operator with Mandy Morrow. Mandy Morrow and Joe Lynch discuss the perfect partner for the owner-operator.

How IT Support Companies Can Help Boost Your Net Income

Cyzerg

Hiring IT support companies is a great way to shift your IT from an expense center into a profit and business center for your company. Particularly now, IT is essential for most businesses to compete, and it should help you boost your net income and not drain valuable resources.

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The Need For Speed Key to Omnichannel Success in 2021

Logistics Matter

2020 was a year that moved the world more towards digitalization than ever before. Ecommerce boomed and shifted the focus of retail businesses to online fulfilment, and with this shift towards digital commerce also came a shift in consumer demands.

“A3” is an Obligation for the Coach

The Lean Thinker

In Western business it is pretty typical for someone to be assigned to come up with a proposed solution to a problem, and then seek approval for that solution. In some companies that consider themselves more forward thinking, they might even say something like “bring me an A3.”

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Supply Chain Network Design: The Ultimate Use Cases eBook

Explore the most common use cases for network design and optimization software. This eBook shares how supply chain leaders leverage their supply chain design software to tackle a variety of challenges and questions.

Save Money With Better Print Management

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

On average, print comprises 25% to 30% of a company’s marketing budget. If you could reduce that percentage and still get the results you need, you would do it – right? Good news! You can – through better print management. Here are three areas you need to focus on.

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How Machine Learning is Transforming Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC Advisory Group engaged in an informative discussion with Derek Gittoes, VP Supply Chain Management Product Strategy at Oracle , as part of ARC’s Digital Supply Chain Forum.

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Nicole Glenn and the Candor Expedite Story

The Logistics of Logistics

Nicole Glenn and the Candor Expedite Story. Nicole Glenn and Joe Lynch discuss Nicole’s story and the story of her company, Candor Expedite. Nicole is the Founder and CEO of Candor Expedite. About Nicole Glenn.

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The Reality of Last Mile Delivery Challenges

Talking Logistics

The end-to-end supply chain encompasses many logistics functions, but the rise of e-commerce, especially over the past year due to the pandemic, has put an intense spotlight on last mile delivery. What makes last mile delivery so challenging? How has the pandemic transformed this process?

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Innovations and Start-ups: Zero-Emission Trucking, Drones, and Technological Disruption

Logistics Matter

Trends and innovations in supply chain and logistics. That’s what this blog is all bout. Therefore I bring you an overview of my highlights of the news this week on logistics start-ups and innovations below.

Toyota Kata: When to Switch Obstacles

The Lean Thinker

Sometimes the situation arises where the learner has been beating her head against an obstacle with little or no luck overcoming it. The question comes up: When is it OK to give up and switch to something else. The answer is, of course, a little situational. Consultant speak: It depends…).

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Order Fulfillment: Commodity or Competitive Advantage?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If your company sells its products online, there’s an important question that you need to ask yourself: can customers buy your products – or very similar products – from other eTailers? If the answer is ‘yes,’ you need to look for ways to get a leg up on those competitors. Fulfillment Services

What is Supply Chain Visibility and Why Isn’t It Enough?

Logistics Viewpoints

In a survey of 150 global manufacturing executives, 47% committed to improving supply chain visibility and tracking. According to the Global Supply Chain Disruption and Future Strategies Survey Report, this goal was the top-ranked planned tool investment.

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

Top Trends in Supply Chain Tech with Charley Dehoney

The Logistics of Logistics

Top Trends in Supply Chain Tech with Charley Dehoney. Charley Dehoney and Joe Lynch discuss the top trends in supply chain tech. Charley is an entrepreneur, executive, and investor in companies that are transforming the logistics and supply chain with technology. About Charley Dehoney.

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Technology Trends in 2021 and Beyond

Talking Logistics

One of the key lessons learned from 2020 is that companies can no longer afford to stand on the sidelines when it comes to investing in technology and digital transformation. This is not only true for manufacturers and retailers, but for logistics service providers (LSPs) too.

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Innovations and Start-ups: Autonomous Vehicles, Robots, Tunnels and More.

Logistics Matter

With the Netherlands still in a lockdown, I have been working at home all week. I was getting tired of it, but this was a week of snow and it is ending with a few days of sunshine. Great to be working from home after all! Instead of being in traffic, I get to take walks in the sun and […].

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Daily Management for Improvement

The Lean Thinker

I’m digging through old archives again, and came across this graphic I put together around 2006 or so.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!