November, 2021

How Remote Managed IT Services Can Help You Build a Scalable Business

Cyzerg

Remote-managed IT services are becoming a necessity rather than a luxury. The reason is that the competition in the industry has gone up in recent years due to the increase in warehouses leveraging technology in their operations.

Why Your Supply Chain Needs a Dynamic Cost Model

Logistics Matter

The last 18 months have seen the freight market at its most turbulent in living memory. Rates and schedules, capacity and conditions have all been changing on a seemingly daily basis, forcing shippers to become more flexible and agile.

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OMS and WMS Integration for eCommerce

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

As online businesses grow in size and sophistication, they require two essential systems: an order management system (OMS) to manage front-end order processing and a warehouse management system (WMS) to manage back-end order fulfillment.

The New World Of Warehousing with Matt Fain

The Logistics of Logistics

The New World Of Warehousing with Matt Fain. Matt Fain and Joe Lynch discuss the new world of warehousing. Matt is the Co-Founder and CEO of popcapacity , which is dedicated to simplifying the process for sourcing warehouse space. About Matt Fain.

2022 Peak Season Shipping Checklist

Guarantee success with this free Peak Season Checklist—a guide for parcel shippers to navigate the chaos of Q4. This checklist will help you efficiently manage your supply chain to prepare for holiday spikes in volume and demand.

Preparing for Chinese New Year 2022

Now, That's Logistics

After dealing with one supply chain, shipping and logistics challenges after another throughout 2021, a lot of companies may be looking forward to a more predictable, manageable shipping environment in 2022.

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Cracking the Code for AI in the DC

Logistics Viewpoints

There’s a new reason to optimize DC operations, and it’s bigger than the old reasons of productivity and efficiency gains.

Uganda: Solving the Global Supply Chain and Labor Constraints

Logistics Matter

Having recently returned from Uganda, had the pleasure of being introduced by Bernard Munyanziza of Nzuzi Hospitality to Emmanuel Obua of Apogee Logistics.

Consider regional carriers when weighing your parcel delivery options

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If the combination of holiday demand, higher rates and volume caps has you seeking alternatives to FedEx, UPS and the USPS, maybe it’s time to consider adding some regional carriers to your parcel delivery options. Parcel Shipping for eCommerce

Supply Chain: Cash or Trash with Seth Page

The Logistics of Logistics

Supply Chain: Cash or Trash with Seth Page. Seth Page and Joe Lynch discuss supply chain: cash or trash. Seth is the COO of ThroughPut.ai , an artificial intelligence (AI) supply chain pioneer that enables companies to detect, prioritize and alleviate dynamic operational bottlenecks in real-time.

6 Ways Video Telematics Improves Driver Safety

An in-cab dash cam video system can help fleet operators significantly reduce risky driving, costly legal judgments, and insurance costs. Download the eBook and learn 6 ways to improve driver safety by using dash cams on your trucks.

New Shared E-Fulfillment Center is Made-to-Order for Canada’s Growing E-commerce Sector

Now, That's Logistics

Retail ecommerce increased by 75% in 2020 in Canada and is on track to expand by another 12% in 2021, according to eMarketer. This year, ecommerce will account for 13.4% of the country’s retail sales—up from just 6.9% in 2019, before the pandemic shifted consumer behavior over to buying more online.

L.I.N.K. | Spirit Hub Founder, CEO Answers Alcohol E-Commerce Questions

Food Logistics

Managing editor Brielle Jaekel asks Michael Weiss, CEO of Spirit Hub, questions pertaining to online sales of alcohol and how it works. Software & Technology

Creating a Culture of Teamwork

Trinity Logistics

Why is creating a culture of teamwork so crucial to a third-party logistics company? Well, because our Team Members are our assets! Our Team Members are the ones representing our company every day by living our mission, purpose, and vision.

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Open Letter to the Industry: Invest in the Future

Logistics Matter

I firmly believe we need to invest in the future, however, challenging that may be for a logistics service provider. When I say “invest in the future”, the first thing you would think of might be the environment and the future of our planet.

Best Practices to Model Carbon Costs in Supply Chain Network Design

How to model carbon costs in your supply chain design? Make conscious choices by comparing scenarios indicating at which points in the supply chain carbon emissions occur and achieve the right balance between sustainability and cost.

How Outsourced Order Fulfillment Is Like Supermarket Shopping

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Are you an efficient shopper? Do to go to the supermarket with a list and get everything you need, including some sale items? Or, do you stroll down each aisle picking up items you think you need and wind up with a hefty bill, but not all the ingredients you need to make dinner?

Freight-Tech Meets Fin-Tech with Victor Ofstein

The Logistics of Logistics

Freight-Tech Meets Fin-Tech with Victor Ofstein. Joe Lynch and Victor Ofstein discuss freight-tech meets fin-tech. Victor is the Head of Strategic Partnerships at Melio where he brings Melio’s seamless online payments to the logistics and transportation industry. About Victor Ofstein.

GXO Logistics Tips the Scales with Technology Investments

Logistics Viewpoints

GXO Logistics recently briefed Logistics Viewpoints ( ARC ) on its recent operating progress and its formula for success. I was familiar with GXO as the former logistics segment of XPO and knew about select examples of its warehouse automation investments.

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Berthing challenge for new transpac carriers arriving on the west coast

Supply Chain and Logistics

It seems that ocean carriers that own or have an interest in port terminals are getting preferentially served by those terminals. It’s what we would expect. But nowadays, it may mean months of delay for other ships, such as chartered … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Shipping Supply Chains container shipping delays ocean shipping ports preference unloading order

Easily Build an Optimization App and Empower Your Data

Speaker: Gertjan de Lange

Solving complex business problems requires optimization modeling techniques and data to compare scenarios and make the best decisions. With AIMMS you can rapidly build an optimization app on top of your data and deploy it to the end-user in just a few clicks.

If soaring fuel prices weren't enough. 'diesel shortage' shuts truck stops across the country

Overdrive Online

The newest shortage impacting the U.S. economy is diesel fuel, as major chain truck stops across the country have in spots begun limiting the number of gallons a hauler can purchase. Meantime, continuing soaring prices hurt some owner-ops' bottom lines. Business

Rate expectations: What’s next after a year of volatility?

Logistics Matter

After 18 months of soaring freight prices, rock-bottom reliability and endless disruption, recent weeks seem to offer some hope for shippers as rates stabilise or even drop.

Video: Amware automates fulfillment to help 32 Degrees scale

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

High growth is an exciting part of any company’s journey. It’s also a challenging one. To shed light on how a 3PL fulfillment provider can scale to support your company’s growth, we’ve created a new video featuring Amware customer, 32 Degrees. Fulfillment Operations Fulfillment Outsourcing

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Top Transportation & Logistics Influencers

The Logistics of Logistics

Original article: Warner’s Top Transportation & Logistics Influencers. In light of the global environment in the past year and a half, we listed the top transportation & logistics influencers. The road hasn’t been easy for the transportation and logistics industries.

New Research: The State of Supply Chain Network Design in 2022

This report explores how the state of supply chain network design has changed – including how the tools, maturity models, and market demands are transforming the network design practice.

This Week in Logistics News (November 6 – 12)

Logistics Viewpoints

There was a lot of anticipation around electric vehicle start-up Rivian going public. On the second day of trading, the company’s shares spiked, surpassing both Ford and General Motors by market cap. While it is still well below the market cap of Tesla, Rivian’s valuation topped $100 billion.

Port congestion cascades into intra-Asia services, disrupting container traffic

Supply Chain and Logistics

A sign of the disruption of container shipping processes is the dumping of cargo in Singapore. This article discusses some of the issues in East Asian ports. While there’s hope that ocean carriers will divert ships there, we don’t know … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Production Operations Shipping Supply Chains container shipping delays diversions port operations ports supply chains

Freight Agent Versus a Freight Broker? What’s The Difference?

Trinity Logistics

What is a freight agent versus a freight broker? Is one better than the other? How do they work together? These are commonly asked questions of us. Being a freight broker who works with freight agents, we have experience with both.

Innovations in Transportation: Securing High-Value Cargo During Road Transport

Logistics Matter

The first thing that comes to mind when you think of high-value cargo is a trailer filled with iPhones or laptops. The problem for criminals with these shipments is that these devices are registered and can be tracked.

The Essential Supply Chain Network Design Tooling Checklist

Dedicated supply chain network design software is fuelled by intuitive scenario analysis capabilities and powerful mathematical optimization. Answer 10 relevant questions to see if advanced network design & scenario modeling technology can help you.

How Can Product Fulfillment Companies Accelerate Your Sales Growth?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Though eCommerce sales are largely driven by marketing, that doesn’t mean product fulfillment companies have no role in helping online sellers grow. On the contrary, a good customer experience depends on your fulfillment 3PL doing its job correctly.

The New Customer Journey with Chris Jolly

The Logistics of Logistics

The New Customer Journey with Chris Jolly. Joe Lynch and Chris Jolly discuss the new customer journey.

Trane Technologies Embraces a Digital Twin to Optimize Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

Trane Technologies Facility in Columbia, SC. Tom France, the vice president of distribution at Trane Technologies, gave an entertaining presentation in early October of this year at a FourKites online conference.