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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Navigating Potential Disruptions: ILA’s Potential Strike – A Critical Alert for Importers

Dedola Global Logistics

The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) is contemplating a significant East-coast-wide strike in October 2024. This action could severely disrupt supply chain operations for imports into the United States from Asia, Europe, and South America. Impact on Imports Shipment Delays: Ports along the East Coast, crucial for global trade, may face operational halts, causing substantial delays.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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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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What’s Included in Pick and Pack Fulfillment Costs

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When you partner with a fulfillment company, a great deal of work moves from your plate to their plate. But you’re footing the bill for those services and, therefore, should understand pick and pack fulfillment costs in order to assess the ROI of that relationship. That said, pick and pack pricing can be a bit of a black box. In this article, we'll take a peek inside the box.

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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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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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Rethinking Direct Materials Sourcing: The Tools You Need To Manage Costs, Risks and Sustainability

Direct materials sourcing is evolving, with procurement now tasked not only with cost efficiency but managing sustainability and risk management. The environment is marked by heightened demand and expectations, compounded by challenges such as rising input prices, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical tensions. While some embrace cutting-edge tools like AI and blockchain for global trade functions, others lag in technology adoption.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Using Computer Vision to Inspect Incoming Boxes for Damage in the Warehouse

Supply Chain Brain

Intel sets out to replace an arduous and time-consuming manual process for inspecting damaged boxes in the warehouse, with an automated system that employs computer vision and artificial intelligence.

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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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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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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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Winning 1966 Peterbilt 281 a piece of trucking history, and more

Overdrive Online

Kevin Cimmiyotti's red and white rig took the Antique division of Overdrive's Pride & Polish competition. It brings with it storied parts of trucking's long forgotten past.

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Exploring the Advantages and Hurdles of Direct Store Deliveries

Direct Store Delivery, or DSD, is a common practice among global suppliers and retailers – like PepsiCo, Frito Lay, CVS, and Dollar General – and its popularity is growing, with the global DSD market expected to reach $1.19 trillion by 2027. Download this eBook for exclusive insights into direct store deliveries, challenges, benefits, and future trends.

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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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Efficiency, Ethics, and Data Privacy in the AI Revolution

Supply Chain Brain

We've only just begun to scratch the surface of AI's transformative potential, and navigating this landscape requires collective wisdom and ethical vigilance.

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NYC to Transition Heavy-Duty Fleet to Renewable Fuel

NGT News

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) Commissioner Dawn M. Pinnock outlined a plan that will make New York City the first city on the East Coast to transition all heavy-duty vehicles in the city’s fleet from fossil to renewable fuel. The city’s fleet currently includes […] The post NYC to Transition Heavy-Duty Fleet to Renewable Fuel appeared first on NGT News.

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