November, 2023

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Weigh In: Why should brokers be allowed to call you at 3 a.m.?

Overdrive Online

For Long Haul Paul, it's impossible to get through to brokers in the daytime, then the 3 a.m. calls start. LHP takes the temp around broker "check calls," sometimes made in spite of increasingly ubiquitous tracking technology in use.

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Catching Up on Transportation Management Systems

Talking Logistics

As I wrote back in October 2018, when it comes to Transportation Management Systems (TMS), “there is always something new to talk about. The scope and capabilities of transportation management systems, as well as the vendor landscape, have changed significantly over the years, and the systems continue to evolve. The same is true for the. Read more The post Catching Up on Transportation Management Systems appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Editor’s Choice: Reducing Lead Times with Real-Time Data

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. This article is from Descartes Systems Group and looks at how companies can reduce lead times with real-time data. As so many of us were made aware since the pandemic lead times were stretched to extreme levels for many products globally.

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The Ultimate Guide to Order Processing and How to Improve It

Cyzerg

Order processing is critical to warehouse operations and is the backbone of customer satisfaction and business success. In this comprehensive guide, we'll cover the best practices and performance metrics to help streamline your operations. Every step is essential, from capturing incoming orders to fulfillment and delivery. Implementing the right strategies and metrics can improve accuracy, reduce errors, and increase customer satisfaction.

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Navigating Uncertainty: How Technology Helps Fleets Thrive in Challenging Times

Change is a constant in the transportation industry. Amid business competition, regulatory developments, environmental concerns, and myriad other challenges, motor carriers must continually adapt to an ever-evolving operational landscape. Fleet telematics technology can help transportation businesses navigate uncertainty, gain a competitive advantage, and boost profitability.

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Inside the Shipper Mind with Jim Bierfeldt

The Logistics of Logistics

Jim Bierfeldt and Joe Lynch discuss what’s inside the shipper mind. Jim is the Founder and President of Logistics Marketing Advisors, a full-service marketing agency exclusively focused on helping logistics businesses drive profitable growth. About Jim Bierfeldt Jim Bierfeldt is the Founder and President of Logistics Marketing Advisors. Jim has had a 35-year career in marketing and communications, including 25+ within the logistics industry.

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Owner-operator pays a visit to TQL's office over nonpayment

Overdrive Online

When one owner said he was pushed too far by TQL withholding payments on $8,000 worth of loads, he took matters into his own hands and visited their headquarters. It worked.

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Unlocking Hidden Savings Opportunities Through Dedicated Fleet Assessment

Talking Logistics

Currently, shippers are experiencing a favorable market, with rates at rock bottom due to oversupply in the market. Businesses are using this to their advantage, relying on procurement as their main source of cost-savings. However, unless there is significant demand impact from a recession or a “hard landing,” rates have nowhere to go but up, Read more The post Unlocking Hidden Savings Opportunities Through Dedicated Fleet Assessment appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Omni-Channel Fulfillment is Key for the Holiday Season

Logistics Viewpoints

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are in the rear-view mirror and the holiday shopping season is in full swing. That means that the holiday shipping season is in full swing too. The National Retail Federation (NRF) has issued its annual forecast, anticipating that retail sales will grow between 4 percent and 6 percent in 2023, meaning sales will reach between $5.13 trillion and $5.23 trillion this year.

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Inventory Control: 6 Ways to Maximize Profitability & Minimize Costs

Cyzerg

Inventory control is a crucial element of success in the ever-evolving world of warehousing. Effective inventory management can significantly impact a company's profitability and overall financial health. However, balancing maximizing profitability and minimizing storage costs can be like walking a tightrope. With the right strategies and tools, businesses can master the art of inventory control.

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How a Global CPG Leader Optimized $500M of Direct Materials Spend and Exceeded Savings Goal

A Fortune 500 CPG company partnered with GEP to improve end-to-end category management, optimize direct spend categories, and increase strategic focus on tail spend. GEP’s sourcing expertise and market intelligence enabled the company to centralize sourcing and order management processes, strengthen key supplier relationships, and enhance supply chain resilience and agility.

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The Free TMS with Tim Higham

The Logistics of Logistics

Tim Higham and Joe Lynch discuss the free TMS, which is of course AscendTMS. Tim is the CEO of AscendTMS, the world’s most popular TMS software, with over 56,197 customers in over 30 countries. About Tim Higham Tim Higham is a leading visionary in the logistics and transportation field, running the highly successful InMotion Global, Inc. (AscendTMS).

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Order Accuracy KPI: Realistic Metrics for Fulfillment Excellence

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Precision is the cornerstone of success in B2C order fulfillment. Order accuracy is a critical metric, but it’s far more than that. It's a pivotal factor in the overall customer experience. In this article, we look at why the order accuracy KPI is so critical, current standards for order accuracy, and how technology plays a role in driving this metric up and to the right.

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ERP Digitization: MRO as a Business Driver

Supply Chain Brain

The state of the economy and the mounting push to digitize supply chain processes are driving a creative approach to maintaining the integrity of your company's item master.

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Back to School: Classes Supply Chain Leaders Should Take

Talking Logistics

“When you stop learning, you stop leading,” says leadership expert Kenneth Blanchard. This is particularly true for supply chain professionals considering the rapid and ongoing changes in the field. If you were to go back to school (or have already) to improve your skills/knowledge in areas you view as important for continuing your growth as.

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Scaling Logistics for Success: A White Claw Story

Speaker: Scott Campbell and Molly Feller

As the demand for your products skyrockets 🚀, you're likely experiencing logistical challenges that are preventing you from scaling your business. The sudden surge in demand can be exciting, but it can also put a strain on your supply chain and logistics operations. In this webinar, join Scott Campbell, Vice President, Logistics & Demand at Mark Anthony Services and Molly Feller, VP Logistics as a Service Operations at e2open, as they explore the challenges that arise when companies expe

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Editor’s Choice: Fortifying Warehouse and Distribution Centers Against Cyberattacks

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. This article is from Patrick Byers, DevOps Engineer at Lucas Systems, and looks at fortifying warehouse and distribution centers against cybersecurity attacks. The warehousing and distribution industry is highly reliant on technology for its operations.

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TQL, other brokers 'offsetting' their way out of paying carriers?

Overdrive Online

After an owner-operator confronted TQL face-to-face over nonpayment issues, other carriers say the broker is withholding tens of thousands in cash, and they're mulling legal action.

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FreightTech Reality Check with Brad Forester

The Logistics of Logistics

Brad Forester and Joe Lynch discuss FreightTech reality check. Brad is the Founder of JBF Consulting , a supply chain execution strategy and systems integrator to logistics-intensive companies of every size and any industry. About Brad Forester Brad Forester is the Founder and Managing Partner of JBF Consulting. Brad is a highly recognized senior supply chain leader with over 23 years of managing, designing, and implementing freight transport technology.

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Case Study: Amware Helps Direct Seller Thrive

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When you sell a premium product, customers expect a premium-quality order fulfillment experience. When that doesn't happen, the overall customer experience suffers.

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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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Enhancing Supply Chain Resilience: A Modular Approach

Supply Chain Brain

Achieving resilience in supply chains is essential, but it's crucial to implement measures carefully so they do not hinder or conflict with other competing priorities.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (November 10, 2023)

Talking Logistics

With Veteran’s Day being observed today, we will keep it short and simple. Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Thank you to all our veterans for your service and sacrifices! Have a happy weekend! Song of the Week: “Nothing Matters” by The Last Dinner Party The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (November 10, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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5 Myths of Making Robots Work with People

Logistics Viewpoints

Robotics and automation in the warehouse continue to be a growing trend, with a recent study estimating that the warehouse robotics market is expected to reach USD 23. 09 billion by 2027 and grow at a rate of 15. 33% annually from 2022-2027. But there is still much to learn. As autonomous mobile robots ( AMRs ) find their place in the DC, there is much promise in terms of benefits to derive, but your challenge is to coordinate and optimize the tasks of humans and their robotic coworkers by allev

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How to choose the right ERP system for your business

SYSPRO Smarter ERP

Managing sophisticated manufacturing operations is not unlike coordinating the world’s air traffic. Consider the metaphor for a moment. Among the production lines, warehouses, and shipping docks of your company, your ERP system acts as the air traffic control tower—directing every operation, process and data point successfully from and to their destinations accurately and on time.

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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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Turning the Tables with Nate Shutes

The Logistics of Logistics

Turning the tables – in this episode, Nate Shutes interviews Joe Lynch on his podcast, The Bootstrapper’s Guide to Logistics. Nate is also the Founder of Ballast , the world’s first private community exclusively for logistics entrepreneurs. About Nate Shutes Nate Shutes is the host of The Bootstrapper’s Guide to Logistics podcast and is currently building a private community for logistics entrepreneurs.

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November 2023 Freight Market Update

Trinity Logistics

Stay up to date on the latest information on conditions impacting the freight market, curated by Trinity Logistics through our Freightwaves Sonar subscription. FLAT RATES, EXCEPT FOR LTL Much of what we have seen this year has been around carrier rates remaining relatively flat. Apart from a few seasonal or holiday peaks, and a slight up or down influence due to fuel costs, spot rates and contract have been stagnant.

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FMCSA aims at brokers who 'do not intend to pay' carriers with final rule

Overdrive Online

The agency said its changes to the broker regulations are intended to reduce freight fraud by "limiting the time brokers can continue to accrue claims" before their authority is suspended, among other changes to broker/forwarder and surety/trust regs.

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Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (November 3, 2023)

Talking Logistics

It’s been a very long week for me, but a relatively short one for supply chain and logistics news. Without delay, here’s what caught my attention this week: Flexport Buying Convoy’s Tech: Going the “One-Stop-Shop” 3PL Route A couple of weeks ago, the news broke that Convoy was shutting down its operations (see my commentary. Read more The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (November 3, 2023) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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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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From Push-Cart to Cutting-Edge Robotics: China Skips Traditional Warehouse Automation

Logistics Viewpoints

Ten years ago, an ARC Advisory Group colleague described the China residential telecommunications landscape to me as one that advanced from traditional in-person communication (think Rocky Balboa saying “ I’ll just call you…I’ll go ‘Hey yo! ’ ”) directly to cellular networks – virtually skipping the entire 20th century paradigm of landline telephone communications.

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November 7, 2023 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Phone This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home November 7, 2023 Update The Freightos Weekly Update helps you stay on top of the latest developments in international freight by giving you the rundown on the latest economic data, ocean and air demand trends, rate data – and anything else impacting the market.

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Building a Resilient Port Strategy with Brian Kempisty & Lauren Beagen

The Logistics of Logistics

Brian Kempisty , Lauren Beagen and Joe Lynch discuss building a resilient port strategy. Brian is the Founder of Port X Logistics , a transportation company that specializes in expediting containerized cargo throughout the U.S. and Canada. Lauren is a lawyer and the Founder of Squall Strategies , a boutique maritime consulting and legal solutions company.