March, 2021

How Fleet Managers Can Save Money

Logistics Matter

Managing a business’s fleet is no small expense. Yahoo reports that the global fleet management market is expected to be worth USD 55 billion (EUR 43 billion) by 2026.

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Wireless Temperature Tracking Helps Dot Foods Improve Productivity

Food Logistics

Dot Foods implemented a GPS refrigerated trailer monitoring system that integrates with broader fleet management, regulating and maintaining ideal temperatures in refrigerated trailers via a wireless monitoring system. Transportation / Cold Chain

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Your Print Fulfillment Company – Vendor or Agent of Change?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Print fulfillment is a lot like Rodney Dangerfield. It doesn’t get much respect. It’s just putting materials into boxes and shipping them somewhere, right?

Freight Cost & Transportation Capacity Outlook for 2021

Now, That's Logistics

With a worldwide vaccine distribution effort underway, the global pandemic still impacting most regions of the world, and supply chain disruptions persisting, the transportation environment remained unpredictable as we moved into 2021.

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.

What is a freight calculator and how do carriers, brokers and shippers use calculators

FreightWaves SONAR

As part of the shipping process , load and delivery management metrics must be developed for each company and at times each load or shipment.

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Most Important ProMatDX Innovation

Logistics Matter

April 12 -15 ProMatDX, the largest material handling event, will take place virtually. It will feature dozens of AGV vendors.

3 Reasons to Outsource Information Technology to Attain Digitalization

Cyzerg

Digitalization (Industry 4.0) is a necessary evolution that businesses need to remain relevant and competitive in the twenty-first century. One of the most cost-efficient and swiftest ways to attain digitalization is by outsourcing information technology to specialized IT companies.

Vitamin Fulfillment Requires Specialized 3PL Capabilities

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Online vitamin purchases are increasing 12% faster than the average of all eCommerce categories combined, and sales are expected to reach $56.7 billion by 2024.

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Reflections and Lessons From 1997

The Lean Thinker

MONDAY: 2 PERS 1 MACHINE. TODAY: 1 PERSON 2 MACHINES. On a Thursday afternoon in the summer of 1997 I sent that pager message (remember pagers?) to Rick from the factory where I had spent a week working with Mr. Shimura of Shingijutsu and Reiko, his interpreter.

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!

A True Supply Chain Transformation Requires the Proper Talent

Logistics Viewpoints

Belcorp’s Maturity in Supply Chain Design. When companies implement enterprise software solutions, they often label that implementation as being part of their company’s digital transformation.

What’s Driving the 3PL Industry Consolidation with Spencer Tenney

The Logistics of Logistics

What’s Driving the 3PL Industry Consolidation with Spencer Tenney. Joe Lynch and Spencer Tenney discuss what’s driving the 3PL industry consolidation. Spencer and his team at Tenney Group are mergers and acquisitions advisors who work with business owners in the 3PL, trucking, and bus industry.

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Innovation and Start-ups: Last Mile Delivery, Platforms and Drones

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.

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How 24x7 IT Support & Proactivity Can Reduce Supply Chain Disruptions

Cyzerg

24x7 IT support and proactive IT management are becoming more necessary as the industry becomes reliant on technology.

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.

The Long and Short of Fulfillment Services Contracts

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Whether you’re looking to outsource fulfillment for the first time or you’ve had a logistics partner before, fulfillment services contracts can be confusing and intimidating.

Kaas Tailored – Truth, Bit, Pull

The Lean Thinker

Jeff Kaas talks about Leader Standard Work [link]. The people at Kaas Tailored in Mukilteo, Washington are friends, neighbors, and colleagues of mine. They have been a tour stop for people from all over the planet who want to learn more about their people-centric culture of continuous improvement.

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What is Supply Chain Resiliency?

Logistics Viewpoints

If your company’s supply chain survived 2020 and the disruptions of early 2021, it’s safe to say it has passed the supply chain resiliency test.

Hurdles to 3PL Growth with Trey Griggs and Isaac Moreno

The Logistics of Logistics

Hurdles to 3PL Growth with Trey Griggs and Isaac Moreno. Joe Lynch discusses hurdles to 3PL growth with Trey Griggs and Isaac Moreno. Trey and Isaac work at Lean Solutions Group , where they work with 3PLs to solve a variety of sales and marketing problems. About Trey Griggs.

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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.

New Podcast Episode: Cargoloop, the Hyperloop for Freight

Logistics Matter

The Does LogisticsMatter? Podcast is all about trends and innovations in supply chain and logistics. This episode features Rik Roeske and Edwin Wenink of Hardt Hyperloop.

How Outsourced IT Support Companies Can Help Capture & Retain Clients

Cyzerg

Outsourced IT support companies are one of the ways that businesses can use to capture and retain clients.

How can fulfillment packaging reduce processing time and costs?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re looking to optimize your order fulfillment operations, there are many efficiency-boosting opportunities out there. The lowest hanging fruit may be in your choice of packaging. Fulfillment Operations

The Way Forward in Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

In case you were in any doubt, this past year taught us that the rules for success moving forward won’t be the same as those from the past. This is particularly true in transportation management.

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.

Supply Chain Talent Matters More than Ever

Logistics Viewpoints

According to one survey , only 27% of leaders believe that they have the talent needed to meet current supply chain performance requirements. What should supply chain leaders be looking for to close the talent gap? AGCO Logistics Team Accepts Prestigious Supply Chain Award.

Technology Alone Won’t Integrate Your Supply Chain with Paul Jensen

The Logistics of Logistics

Technology Alone Won’t Integrate Your Supply Chain with Paul Jensen. Joe Lynch and Paul Jensen discuss why technology alone won’t integrate your supply chain. Technology is critically important to a connected supply chain, however, there are limitations to what technology can do.

Could Stockless Stores Be the Future of the High Street

Logistics Matter

We have all seen the headlines & plethora of statistics about the uptick in online shopping over the last twelve months.

Time for operators to ‘tell their story’: Nationalized ABC test would ice trucking’s independent contractor model

Overdrive Online

A bill making its way through the U.S. House would follow in the footsteps of California’s A.B. 5 law passed in late 2019 by severely curtailing the ability of owner-operators to haul freight for larger motor carriers. Business

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!