Sat.Jun 26, 2021 - Fri.Jul 02, 2021

An Introduction to Air Freight: All Important Basics for Transporting Goods by Air


For a long time, air freight was considered as the only option for particularly high- value freight and urgent, special deliveries. However, this way of thinking has become outdated and air freight is enjoying increasing popularity, due to its high reliability and great on-time performance.

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Transportation Metrics That Matter Most to Track and Improve Performance


As supply chains become more impacted by market disruptions and unpredictable events, they’re also becoming more critical to a company’s customer experience levels and bottom line.


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What Is Transportation Management System ROI? How to Evaluate When TMS Pays Off


Implementing an efficient transportation management system is a great way to streamline all digital freight management and supply chain operations. But simply setting up a plan and letting it run will not provide the results supply chain managers want and need.

Why Choose Outsourced Business IT Support Over an In-House Technician


Outsourced business IT support or hiring an in-house technician? This is a question that every warehouse asks since IT is an integral part of their operations. The truth is it all depends on the setup of your company and even the size of your operations.

New Supply Chain Design Software Benefits Calculator

Curious how much can you potentially save by optimizing your supply chain network? Our benefits calculator helps you find out.

China and Its Current Supply Chain Challenges

Logistics Matter

Supply chains all over the world have been shaken up more than once in the past eighteen months. The global pandemic has left its mark, and the ripples caused by it have still not evened out. On top of that came the disruption caused by the blockage of the Suez Canal in March of this […].

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Online Sellers Need to Control Total Transportation Costs

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

While all shipping costs are transportation costs, not all transportation costs are shipping costs. Shipping costs are merely one category of transportation costs in logistics. Online sellers often equate shipping costs with the direct charges from parcel carriers.

Best Practices in Supplier Risk Management

Logistics Viewpoints

Marisa Brown, Senior Principal Research Lead, Supply Chain Management at APQC (American Productivity & Quality Center) recently gave a presentation at ARC Advisory Group’s Supply Chain Forum. In her presentation, Ms.

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Using Advanced Technology to Prevent Cargo Theft

Now, That's Logistics

Cargo theft is on the rise, and the thieves aren’t just interested in high-value goods anymore. According to USA Today , cargo thefts of paper goods, personal protective equipment (PPE), and food increased last year as the black market for such items flourished during COVID-19.

The Voice of 3rd Party Logistics with Anne Reinke

The Logistics of Logistics

The Voice of 3rd Party Logistics with Anne Reinke. Anne Reinke and Joe Lynch talk about the voice of 3 rd party logistics. Anne Reinke joined TIA which is the only organization dedicated to advancing the needs of third-party logistic professionals. About Anne Reinke.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

The fight to find new customers and retain existing ones is the biggest business challenge for many companies. Technology will continue to play a part in fostering buyer allegiance and building brands in the “new normal.” In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

Technology is Essential in Navigating Peak Shipping Season


As crazy as it may sound, planning for peak shipping season has already begun! In the U.S., peak shipping season extends from August until January of the following year. Peak shipping season can be broken down into two spikes in demand. The first occurs from August until October.

Data Quality: Your Digital Transformation Depends on It

Logistics Viewpoints

In a prior post , I wrote about the various ways data is transforming global supply chains.

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Overcoming the 5 Supply Chain Barriers that Threaten the Growth of Renewable Energy

CH Robinson Logistics

Renewables are expected to account for 90% of new power generation globally through 2022. But the world’s demand for clean energy is running up against some hard realities in the global supply chain and one of the most erratic transportation markets in history.

Loop Energy Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology Racking Up In-Service Mileage

NGT News

Loop Energy, a developer and manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cell-based solutions, says the pilot transit bus fleet of Skywell New Energy Vehicles Group in Nanjing, China, has now been fully operational for 45 days and has already accumulated 75,000 km of in-service operations.

Supply Chain Network Design: The Ultimate Use Cases eBook

Explore the most common use cases for network design and optimization software. This eBook shares how supply chain leaders leverage their supply chain design software to tackle a variety of challenges and questions.

Transair cargo jet crash lands off coast of Hawaii

The Supply Chain Journal

A Boeing 737 cargo jet made an emergency nighttime landing in open water off the Hawaii coast early Friday and both pilots were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed.

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This Week in Logistics News (June 26 – July 2)

Logistics Viewpoints

A few years ago, I took a family vacation to Copenhagen, where the autonomous train system brought joy to my whole family. One of the things we had planned to see while we were there, but never got around to, was the six forgotten giants, by recycle art activist artist Thomas Dambo.

Getting Started with Dropshipping

GoShip Blog

Have you always wanted to start an eCommerce business? Many businesses have failed to come to fruition due to insufficient capital and difficulties in dealing with warehouses, inventory, and shipping. Fortunately, there’s a more convenient and attainable alternative –– dropshipping.

4 Key Ways Freight Forwarders Can Use Software to Optimize Import Operations


As supply chains begin to stabilize and markets start to even out, trade is flourishing. Both imports and exports are now on the rise as nations look to jumpstart struggling economies and get trade back on track. Industry

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

CSX resubmits application to acquire Pan Am Railways

The Supply Chain Journal

CSX has resubmitted its application to acquire New England short line Pan Am Railways , saying the new filing provides a more in-depth market analysis that federal regulators were seeking.

The Autonomous Truck Revolution Is Right Around the Corner

Logistics Viewpoints

What would most revolutionize logistics over the next few years? The most obvious answer is autonomous trucking. But when will this technology become operational? Will it take decades? A decade? Or can we get there in the next few years? That is the core question.

4 Key Strategies of a Solid Reverse Logistics Plan


Suppliers all around the world today are facing higher rates of return in part because of more generous return policies, changing consumer expectations, and increased e-commerce activity. But this places a significant and increasing financial burden on businesses.

Chicago Area Clean Cities Releases Report Analyzing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Corridors

NGT News

Chicago Area Clean Cities (CACC), a nonprofit coalition that promotes clean transportation in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, has released an Alternative Fuel Corridors Study that looks at vehicle usage and infrastructure needs for the Chicago region.

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4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

2 defendants in Louisiana staged accident case each get 4 years in prison

The Supply Chain Journal

A husband and wife who were involved in the Louisiana staged accident scheme have been sentenced to prison, and for a lot more time than previous sentencings.

Conquering the world with shoes – Don’t let the supply chain stop you

Logistics Trends and Insights

Current inventories are not able to keep up with the pent-up demand that is driving the desire for the latest shoe fashion as consumers return to work, shopping in stores, and to social activities such as concerts, parties, and travel. Year-to-date through April, footwear store sales are up 62.4%

CBRE report points to e-commerce-driven need for another 330 million square-feet in U.S. by 2025

Logistics Management

Even though the most-dire days of the COVID-19 pandemic may be in the past, that, by no means, has pumped the brakes on the frenetic pace of e-commerce activity, driven by the steady drum beat of consumer demand.

What's Really Slowing Food Delivery, and How Logistics Tech Can Help

Supply Chain Brain

More than 90% of restaurants say they’ll continue using third-party delivery services after the pandemic

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.