January, 2022

Supply Chain and Logistics in 2021, and What We Can Expect in 2022

Logistics Matter

What a year it has been! The pandemic has caused disruptions in supply chains and logistics operations worldwide, and as a bonus, the Ever Given blocked the Suez Canal. Shortage of parts, like CPUs, are causing production stops in many industries. Never a dull moment when you work in logistics.

Two less-obvious reasons why trucking capacity has remained so tight

Supply Chain and Logistics

Robinson is a well-established third-party logistics company, with close ties to academic communities of logistics experts, as well as broad contacts in the field. Their 2020 Annual Report shows revenues over $16 billion, and a $2.4 billion profit.


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2022 Supply Chain Predictions

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC analysts have published predictions about supply chain technology trends at the beginning of the year in past years.

Winning the Logistics Talent War with Radu Palamariu

The Logistics of Logistics

Winning the Logistics Talent War with Radu Palamariu. Radu Palamariu and Joe Lynch discuss winning the logistics talent war. Radu is the Managing Director Asia Pacific & Europe of Alcott Global and the Global Head of Supply Chain & Logistics Practice.

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!

Your B2C Channel Sales Need a B2C Fulfillment Company

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

The company that handles your retail distribution is not necessarily the best candidate to fulfill your eCommerce orders. While B2B and B2C warehouses look similar from the outside, inside it’s a whole different story.

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Disruptions Are Real-Time, So Why Isn’t Your Data?

Logistics Matter

2021 was the year that supply chain and logistics became top of mind for everybody.

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Pasha Hawaii teams with Costco on chartering spree

Supply Chain and Logistics

Costco is another firm that has decided to figure out how to move its imports without help from the ocean shipping alliances. It is working with Pasha Hawaii to charter box ships. according to the article, Costco is now in … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains chartering congestion container shipping Costco intermodal

Most Popular Logistics Stories from 2021

Logistics Viewpoints

Last week, Clint Reiser published an article highlighting our 2022 supply chain predictions. While we have published predictions about supply chain technology trends at the beginning of the year in past years.

The Metafora Story with Peter Rentschler

The Logistics of Logistics

The Metafora Story with Peter Rentschler. Peter Rentschler and Joe Lynch discuss the Metafora story. Peter is CEO of Metafora , a management consulting and technology delivery firm focused on transportation, logistics, and supply chain. About Peter Rentschler.

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.

Fulfillment Facelift: Cosmetic Fulfillment Services

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Cosmetics is big business. Globally, people will spend $12.8 billion in 2022 to look and smell good. Many of those sales are online. That requires a fulfillment operation that can keep up with increasing volumes, but also handle some of the unique storage and shipping requirements of beauty products.

A Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Checklist

Food Logistics

Many shippers are turning to less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping methods as a creative and flexible solution that provides retailers and supply chain operators with an efficient avenue to get their products into the hands of their customers on time. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

Supply Chain Agility and Digital Freight

Logistics Matter

The Does LogisticsMatter? Podcast is all about trends and innovations in supply chain and logistics. This episode features Sam Greenhalgh, VP Sales Europe at Zencargo. In this episode, Sam and I talk about the importance of data and giving companies a competitive edge.

New York approaches biggest US container port title as west coast imports flatline

Supply Chain and Logistics

Why are people choosing New York/New Jersey to import containers? One concern is the congestion and delay, averaging 18 days according to the article, at the West Coast ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Apparently throughput has reached a … Continue reading → Labor Economics Logistics Ports Shipping Supply Chains container shipping intermodal labor relations ports supply chains

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.

End-to-end Supply Chain Visibility Calls for Addressing the Unique Needs of Europe

Logistics Viewpoints

Where’s my shipment? . That’s the question that continues to bedevil the global supply chain industry.

Cold Chain Basics with Andy Bahr

The Logistics of Logistics

Cold Chain Basics with Andy Bahr. Andy Bahr and Joe Lynch discuss cold chain basics. Andy is the Founder and CEO of Bahr Transportation , a FTL brokerage, focused primarily on serving the food & beverage industry, in the USA & Canada. About Andy Bahr.

e-Retail Brands Don’t Know How to Grow

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

There are 2.5 million online retailers in the US, according to Etail Insights, and each is unique in its own way. But one strand of DNA links them all: they want to grow. Frankly, many of them don’t know how. Fulfillment Operations

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Supporting the Delivery of Fast, Low-Cost COVID-19 Tests Worldwide

Now, That's Logistics

With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) withdrawing its US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) request for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the Real-Time RT-PCR test as of December 31 st , a test that was widely used nationwide will no longer be available.

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.

Challenges and Opportunities in e-Commerce Logistics

Logistics Matter

The Does LogisticsMatter? Podcast is all about trends and innovations in supply chain and logistics. This episode features Didier Duponselle, Business Unit Director at Ahlers. In Episode 008 I spoke to Didier’s colleague Johan Elzes about the challenges of doing business in Russia.

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US importers using box ships to store cargo

Supply Chain and Logistics

US importers are not so worried about cargo waiting offshore to be unloaded. As long as they have enough for their sales or manufacturing, the cargo can sit on a container ship and the principal cost to the shipper is … Continue reading → Logistics Managerial Econ Shipping Supply Chains containers delays inventory inventory cost inventory financing ocean shipping ports supply chains

Editor’s Choice: 8 Supply Chain Planning Challenges Retailers Will Face In 2022 And Tips To Overcome Them

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “ Editor’s Choice ” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice.

The SwanLeap Story with Brad Hollister

The Logistics of Logistics

The SwanLeap Story with Brad Hollister. Brad Hollister and Joe Lynch discuss the SwanLeap story. Brad is the Co-Founder and former Chief Executive Officer of SwanLeap , a leading transportation, consulting, and technology firm specializing in supply chain best practices and cost reduction strategies.

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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.

Tips on Order Fulfillment for Vitamins and Supplements

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In 2022, the market for online vitamin and dietary supplement sales is expected to grow to $21 billion , an 8.1 percent year-over-year increase. With the anticipated growth this year and beyond, you need a fulfillment partner that can help you keep up with volumes ?

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Manifest: The Future of Logistics is Now

Food Logistics

What does Ludacris and logistics have in common? Manifest 2022 brought together close to 1,400 in-person attendees, 100-plus exhibitors and over 200 thought leaders to talk the future of logistics, capped off with a performance of songs from the past. Software & Technology

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in Europe in 2022

Logistics Matter

Conferences are a great way to meet new people, re-connect or meet with people you already know, and above all, to get inspired and learn.

Vessel schedule reliability lowest on record

Supply Chain and Logistics

The nice graphs here show that ocean carrier schedule reliability is extremely low, hovering between 30 and 40%. The COVID years of 2020 and 2021 have seen a remarkable drop from the 70% to 80% reliability of 2018 and 2019.

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.