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It’s All Hands On Deck for Cruising’s Return

Now, That's Logistics

Following a global pause in cruise operations last March, cruise lines resumed sailing in parts of Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific by midyear.

Prepared Drivers are the Safest Drivers


Driver safety is a top concern, which is why companies that put trucks on the road go the extra mile to create a safety-first culture and invest in driver training and vehicle maintenance.


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Hurricane Preparedness Tips for Fleet Operators

Penske Move Ahead

The next few weeks will mark the most dangerous and active period of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, making hurricane preparation even more vital for fleet managers and others.

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Best Delivery Cars: 7 Vehicles For Delivery Drivers


Time To Read: 4 minutes. One reason many people in the U.S. and across the world are trading their office jobs for the adventure of delivery driving is the thrill and freedom of the business. For entrepreneurs, the choice of which car is the best delivery vehicle is wide open.

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4 Critical Steps to Build into Your Digital Logistics Strategy

Up your logistics game by empowering your supply chain with AI-powered analytics, real-time collaboration, IoT-enabled track and trace, and cognitive decision-making to achieve digital logistics success. Build your strategy around these 4 critical steps.

The Knichel Logistics Story with Kristy Knichel

The Logistics of Logistics

The Knichel Logistics Story with Kristy Knichel. Kristy Knichel and Joe Lynch discuss the Knichel Logistics story. Kristy is the CEO of Knichel Logistics that specializes in intermodal, less than truckload, cross-country, and cross-border services. About Kristy Knichel.

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Getting more than just fulfillment from your fulfillment house

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re looking for a fulfillment house to provide pick, pack and ship services for your eCommerce orders, there are plenty of 3PL companies to choose from.

A new path forward in supply chain technology

Logistics Viewpoints

Supply chain is an industry slow to change. Large shippers still use Excel spreadsheets to plan their operations, and even the most beneficial logistics technology is sometimes looked at warily. If it isn’t broken, these stakeholders reason, there’s nothing to fix.

Finally a Flying Car with Guy Kaplinsky

The Logistics of Logistics

Finally a Flying Car with Guy Kaplinsky. Guy Kaplinsky and Joe Lynch discuss finally a flying car that Guy’s company is developing. Guy cofounded NFT Inc.

Shortages, congestion and Covid delays push container prices sky-high

Supply Chain and Logistics

Who would have guessed that prices for the container to carry your goods would go sky high? This recent spike is discussed in this article which outlines many of the reasons for the shortages. Learning about the management of containers … Continue reading → Logistics Supply Chains container shipping intermodal

Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.

Sales Literature Fulfillment Demands a Modern, Online Ordering System

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

To quote Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, “speed is the new currency of business.” You can’t afford to miss a beat during any step in the buyer’s journey. That’s why you need to move your sales literature fulfillment into the cloud via an online ordering and inventory management system.

This Week in Logistics News (August 21 – 27)

Logistics Viewpoints

On this date, August 27, in 1883, Krakatoa erupted. I learned in grade school that this was the most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded history. The explosions were so powerful they could be heard as far as 3,000 miles away.

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3PLs Keep on Truckin’: Tackling Workforce Issue in Transportation

Food Logistics

Mark Murrell, president and co-founder of CarriersEdge, explains why with an aging workforce, students are the key to the future. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

Two divisions of Covenant settle big case by drivers alleging ‘no-hire’ conspiracy

Supply Chain and Logistics

Now four firms have settled in this big case. It is interesting reading, even though amounts of damages are not revealed. Didthe trucking firms conspire not to hire certain drivers from one another? That would amount to restraining the worker’s … Continue reading → Labor Economics Logistics Supply Chains Trucking labor relations legal action trucking

Cognitive Manufacturing: 4 Strategic Pillars That Drive Successful Outcomes

Manufacturers are eagerly embracing Industry 4.0 to gain end-to-end supply chain visibility, reduce OpEx spend, improve asset health and accelerate time to market. Explore the 4 strategic pillars that drive successful cognitive manufacturing outcomes.

What would happen if employers forced truckers to get vaccinated?

Overdrive Online

President Joe Biden, the National Safety Council, and other top authorities are all pressuring employers to mandate or incentivize vaccinations. But can they really tell owners and drivers what to do? Overdrive Extra


Transportation Strategies for Continued Success

Logistics Viewpoints

When it comes to managing your freight spend, there are a few options to consider. The three traditional methods are the use of a transportation management system (TMS), transportation execution system (TES), and managed transportation services (MTS).

Transportation as a Service: The Value of Cloud-Based Transportation Management + 3PL Partnerships


Cloud-based transportation management offers a variety of benefits for businesses that operate in the global supply chain. But there are times when it becomes necessary to outsource the entire process thoroughly, which many refer to as transportation as a service.

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Uber Freight’s power-only expansion helps owner-operators

Supply Chain and Logistics

One of the big problems owner-operators have is waiting to load and unload at warehouses. that is dead time for them. They are only earning their fee if they are rolling; they aren’t paid for waiting time. Uber Freight has … Continue reading → Labor Economics Logistics Production Operations Supply Chains Trucking innovation technology trucking Uber warehousing

Just in Time vs. Just in Case: What’s the Way Forward for Supply Chains?

Just-in-time supply chains worked just fine — until they didn’t. Is more inventory the answer? It’s not a binary solution. Read this latest GEP paper to learn how enterprises can ensure adequate supplies without running excess inventory.

Siemens Increases U.S-based Electric Vehicle Charging Manufacturing

NGT News

Siemens is expanding its U.S. manufacturing operations to support electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure in America. The company will bolster its existing manufacturing footprint of EV infrastructure with the VersiCharge Level 2 AC series product line of commercial and residential EV chargers.

Effective Supplier Collaboration Is Critical

Logistics Viewpoints

Networks Have Fistinct Advantages. McKinsey, the global consulting firm, has done research and writing on supply chain collaboration. In some industries, suppliers account for over 80 percent of the value of the products that are produced.

Sustainability Program Helps Shippers and Carriers Build Sustainable Supply Chains

Food Logistics

The program is on target to reduce carbon emissions by over 300,000 metric tons this year. Sustainability / Carbon Footprint

Terminal velocity

Supply Chain and Logistics

Why are our ports not able to keep up with the number of ships coming in? Here’s an opinion. True it’s an unusual storm, but it seems like the new normal. Some of the angst comes from the thrashing of … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Production Operations Shipping Supply Chains container shipping delays intermodal ports supply chain disruption

Leverage SAP IBP to Drive Planning Transformation

Today, traditional SAP IBP deployments are not enough. You need to assure you are leveraging its maximum potential to truly transform planning. And to reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and advance digitalization to gain competitive advantage.

Billion-dollar lawyer speaks: Here’s what happened in tragic Florida wreck

The Supply Chain Journal

His billion-dollar judgment in hand, Curry Pajcic is speaking out about what happened in the series of truck wrecks in 2017 that took the life of Connor Dzion and led to the enormous jury award.

Liverpool Orders 20 Double Decker Hydrogen Buses from NFI

NGT News

NFI Group Inc.’s s Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) subsidiary has been selected by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority as the supplier for 20 zero-emission hydrogen double deck buses following a competitive tendering process in the UK. This is the first order for ADL’s H2.0

The Freight Forwarding Process From Start to Finish


Back view of freelancer man sitting in front of wall with strategy and creating a plan. The complexity of shipping schedules means that there is an increasing number of businesses that are reliant on the freight forwarding sector. It is beneficial to use freight forwarders in certain circumstances.

No milkshakes at McDonald’s – peak season worsens already chronic driver shortage

Supply Chain and Logistics

You think we have a driver shortage in the US? In the UK it is even worse. When we can’t get milkshakes, maybe we can get carriers to pay more to drivers, or change work rules so they can be … Continue reading → Labor Economics Logistics Managerial Econ Shipping Trucking driver shortage labor economics supply chains trucking

Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.