February, 2022

The Benefits of a Digital Twin

Logistics Matter

The Does LogisticsMatter? Podcast is all about trends and innovations in supply chain and logistics. This episode features Miguel van Asch, Head of Data and Analytics at Ahlers. In this episode, Miguel and I talk about the power of data.

It’s Not the Market, It’s Your Procurement with Andrew Haverkampf

The Logistics of Logistics

It’s Not the Market, It’s Your Procurement with Andrew Haverkampf. Andrew Haverkampf and Joe Lynch discuss it’s not the market, it’s your procurement. Andrew is the Vice President of Platform Solutions at Emerge , one of the fastest-growing startups in the U.S.


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How Warehouse Layout Optimization Helps Improve Warehouse Efficiency


When it comes to warehouse businesses, speed and accuracy are a few critical factors for long-term success. That is why a well-executed warehouse layout optimization helps you effectively organize your inventory, process your orders, and streamline your operations. Warehouse Operations

VIDEO: Analyzing your peak season fulfillment performance

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

We're on to 2022, so Peak Season 2021 is a thing of the past, right? Well, not so fast. Fulfillment Operations

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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!

2021 vessel reliability recorded at its lowest ever

Supply Chain and Logistics

Ocean carriers are running a business in which their reliability of completing voyages planned in advance ranges around 30% to 40%. The highest reported here, by Sea-Intelligence Maritime Analysis, is Maersk at 46%.

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5 Ways COVID19 Changed Retail Supply Chains for Good

Logistics Matter

Whether a crisis lasts weeks, months or years, it is clear that the global response to the pandemic has fundamentally changed consumer realities & the retailers they do business with.

REPOST: The True Cost of OTIF Failure with Andrew Lynch

The Logistics of Logistics

The True Cost of OTIF Failure with Andrew Lynch. Andrew Lynch and Joe Lynch discuss the true cost of OTIF failure. OTIF means on time and in full , where the customer receives the completed order when they wanted it and, in the quantity, ordered. OTIF is a key supply chain metric.

Beware the Swinging Pendulum on Supply Chain Inventory Practices

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply shortages resulting in empty shelves or parking lots of WIP inventory represent a spectre causing supply chain leaders to reconsider supply chain inventory practices. Opinion of just-in-time (JIT) as a practice has taken a battering and inventory is rising.

Amware Fulfillment Adds 22 New Customers in 2021, Increasing D2C Order Fulfillment Volumes by 35%.

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Amware Fulfillment added 22 new customers in 2021 to increase the company’s total D2C order volume by 35%. Most customers will use Amware for both warehouse-based pick and pack services, as well as management of parcel shipping. Amware Fulfillment News

The Easiest Platform to Manage Shipments

Access Uber Freight’s network of more than 100,000 carriers, generate instant quotes, get competitive rates, tender loads in seconds, automate manual workflows, and track end-to-end load status from any device with this easy-to-use shipper platform.

What is the Difference Between a Trucking Company and a 3PL?

Food Logistics

With so many constraints happening in the supply chain, many shippers wonder if it’s better to select a 3PL or a trucking company. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

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Will Robots Take Your Supply Chain Job?

Talking Logistics

As a recent Talking Logistics blog post highlighted, every day, every month, every year, there are more and more robots being used in supply chain and logistics operations.

Four Reasons to Outsource Your Logistics

Logistics Matter

There are many reasons for outsourcing your logistics. Fluctuating demand or seasonality, risk management, efficiency gains, focusing on core business. There are different ways to outsource your logistics.

REPOST: Freight Tech Trends with Mike Mulqueen

The Logistics of Logistics

Freight Tech Trends with Mike Mulqueen. Mike Mulqueen and Joe Lynch discuss freight tech trends. Mike is a Partner and Strategy Practice Lead at JBF Consulting a company that integrates a supply chain execution strategy and systems for logistics-intensive companies. About Mike Mulqueen.

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Top 5 Supply Chain Processes That Need Better Collaboration Right Now

A lack of collaboration is a leading cause of supply chain headaches. GEP offers 5 remedies to ease your pain. Download this guide for must-have tools and processes for better supplier interactions.

Manhattan Associates Talks Global Supply Chains, Trends, and Sustainability

Logistics Viewpoints

Last week, I had the opportunity to speak with Eddie Capel, CEO of Manhattan Associates. During our conversation, Eddie and I spoke about the changing nature of global supply chains in the face of the ongoing Covid pandemic as well as the continuing surge of e-commerce.

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VIDEO: How many fulfillment warehouses does your business need?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

"How many B2C warehouses does your company need?" It's a simple question with a not-so-simple answer. In fact, we've written extensively on the topic. Fulfillment Operations Fulfillment Outsourcing

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The Good, the Bad, the Last Mile

Food Logistics

As disruptions continue to, well, disrupt the supply chain, it has never been a better time to roll out unconventional operation ideas. By the end of this ordeal, there will be a New Normal for the last-mile sector. Transportation / Last-Mile

Why Expand the Definition of Supply Chain Visibility?

Talking Logistics

During the pandemic, shortages of components for high-tech devices and automotive products have proliferated. One reason is that it’s not easy for most manufacturers to have visibility into the process before finished goods are shipped.

Market Insights Report: Top Trends for 2022 Planning and Beyond

The freight report you need for insights into where the industry is headed and how to stay resilient in 2022.

Time to be proud of trucking’s triumphs

Fleet Owner

Trucking continues to push innovation, search for breakthroughs, and develop new technologies. Now is the time to recognize those achievements and celebrate the industry. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

The Open Deck Market with Jacob Mcleod

The Logistics of Logistics

The Open Deck Market with Jacob Mcleod. Jacob Mcleod and Joe Lynch discuss the open deck market. Jacob is the President at EXO Freight, the first managed marketplace built for open deck shippers and carriers. About Jacob Mcleod.

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Companies Improve their Supply Chains with Artificial Intelligence

Logistics Viewpoints

Machine Learning, a Form of Artifical Intelligence, Has Feedback Loops that Improve Forecasting. Many large enterprises use one form or another of a supply chain application to help manage their supply chains.

20 Tips to Reduce eCommerce Fulfillment Center Costs

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Even as retail stores emerge from their pandemic-induced hibernation, online shopping has held onto much of the market share it gained since the early days of COVID-19. Operationally, it requires far more labor to pick and pack individual orders than to ship out pallets of goods to retailers.

GEP Outlook 2022

The GEP Outlook 2022 report explores global business trends and features seven critical leadership themes that will help you proactively prepare for and power through the challenges ahead.

Supply chain signals: New-container prices and production finally peak

Supply Chain and Logistics

There are some interesting statistics here about container production. The graph shows the price of new containers is dropping. Drewry estimates production this year will be somewhere around 4.5 million TEU, 70% of which is 40-foot containers. American companies are … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains container shipping cost of containers new containers supply chains

The Difficulty of Measuring Scope 3 Emissions

Talking Logistics

At its January 20th shareholder meeting, almost 70% of Costco’s shareholders voted yes on a proposal that calls on the company to set “short, medium, and long-term science-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets” to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

How to create a more welcoming industry

Fleet Owner

By putting diversity and inclusion at the forefront of business operations, companies can not only combat the current employee shortage but also bring in fresher perspectives. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

Key Takeaways from Manifest with Pam Simon

The Logistics of Logistics

Key Takeaways from Manifest with Pam Simon. Pam Simon and Joe Lynch discuss key takeaways from Manifest. Pam is the Conference Chair of Manifest a global logistics tech show bringing investors, leaders and innovators from around the world together. About Pam Simon.

The Digital Levers You Need to Achieve Sustainable Cost Reduction

For supply chain and procurement pros, cost reduction is is a top priority today. This timely new paper from GEP explores powerful and effective digital levers that can help you to slash costs and create more value for the business. Read it now.