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How to Complete a BOL: Bill of Lading Form

GoShip Blog

The Bill of lading (BOL) is a very important document in the shipping industry that acts as a contract between the shipper, the carrier, and consignees. Because of the critical nature of the BOL, information must be filled out accurately every time.

Shaping the Eco-System for Logistics Innovation: The Impact of Automation and Autonomous Systems

Logistics in War

By Robbin Llaird. This article was recently published at [link] and has been reproduced here with permission. It is based upon an interview which followed a recent Williams Foundation Seminar on Next Generation Autonomous Systems.

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Shipping Containers Are Falling Overboard at a Rapid Rate

Supply Chain Brain

Containers piled high on giant vessels carrying everything from car tires to smartphones are toppling over at an alarming rate, sending millions of dollars of cargo sinking to the bottom of the ocean as pressure to speed deliveries raises the risk of safety errors

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4 Last-Mile Delivery Challenges and How To Solve Them

Logistics Matter

Same-day or next-day deliveries are commonplace these days, but they are still the logistical nightmares they used to be for businesses. Sellers today are inundated with greater expectations of their buyers, compelled to find ways to overcome last-mile delivery challenges.

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Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

How Warehouse Ventilation Can Increase Productivity

Cyzerg

To ensure that your warehouse is operating at its optimal best, warehouse ventilation is one factor that you should focus on improving. A warehouse without proper ventilation could lead to uncomfortable employees and even unhealthy working conditions, leading to a lower productivity rate.

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Integrating CRM and Fulfillment Systems: Interview with Konnektive’s Matt Martorano

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Following is a Q&A with Matt Martorano, founder and CEO of Amware partner Konnektive CRM and Checkout Champ. We talked to Matt about how CRM systems and order fulfillment operations integrate to delivery are a great customer experience. Fulfillment Operations

How Track-and-Trace Capabilities Solve Food Logistics Challenges

Food Logistics

The pandemic triggered an accelerated pace of digital transformation throughout the industry. But, as the pandemic wanes, the need for digitization will continue in order for companies to remain competitive. Transportation / WMS/TMS

How WMS Suppliers Helped Their Customers Hit the Covid-19 Curveball

Logistics Viewpoints

Hitting an unanticipated curveball is arguably one of the most difficult tasks in sports. In fact, people commonly use it as a metaphor in business situations “I didn’t meet the deadline. They threw me a curveball.”

Possible Roadcheck hotspots: States where hours and lights violations' intensity overlap with inspection likelihood

Overdrive Online

Overdrive's latest CSA's Data Trail update, bringing in 2020 data: States ranked high for inspection intensity show high likelihood of inspecting a truck in normal times, as well as during the May 4-6 Roadcheck event. CSA's Data Trail

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A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

Understanding FedEx Shipping Zones for B2C Shipments

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re running an online or omnichannel retail business, your customers expect free and fast shipping – and you probably want to give it to them so you can compete with other online sellers. But figuring out how to fulfill orders affordably can also get confusing, time-consuming, and expensive.

3 Innovations Driving Sustainability in Supply Chains

Kuebix

Sustainability has been an increasingly important topic of conversation in business operations.

Golf and How to Avoid Shanking Your Next WMS Project

Logistics Viewpoints

Ever since COVID tested the supply chain industry’s ability to deliver under duress, many firms began looking to ramp up their game by installing a new warehouse management system (WMS). After all, if the latest technology couldn’t keep them on the fairway, what could?

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Trends That Are Changing the Cold Food Chain

Food Logistics

How technology, trends and a pandemic are shaping cold food chains now and in the future. Software & Technology

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.

Three Supply Chain Risk Management Lessons You Can Learn from the Suez Canal Block

CH Robinson Logistics

The Ever Given vessel is floating, but the ship is not out of hot water. In fact, Egyptian authorities said it will remain in the Suez Canal until they are compensated by the vessel owners for the damage, labor, and disruption caused.

No relief: Global container shortage likely to last until 2022

The Supply Chain Journal

The world simply does not have enough containers to handle cargo demand. It’s a conundrum that has persisted for so long that the mainstream press is finally covering it.

This Week in Logistics News (April 24 – 30)

Logistics Viewpoints

The Noid is back. For those unfamiliar, let me explain. In 1986, when Domino’s Pizza was pushing its 30-minute delivery timeframes, it introduced the Noid in its advertising campaigns.

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Shipper Prep Tips for the CVSA Roadcheck, 72-Hour Capacity Reduction

GlobalTranz

While the world is ready for a strong return to economic and logistics stability, there’s another risk on the horizon. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CSVA) International Roadcheck is set for May 4-6, 2021. Also known as the CVSA roadcheck, it spans three days.

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What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

Webfleet Turns Brings Video into Telematics

Food Logistics

Webfleet looks to increase safety and lower insurance premiums with new capability in its telematics systems that taps video. Transportation / Trucking

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UAW ends 13-day strike at Volvo with tentative contract agreement

The Supply Chain Journal

The United Auto Workers union ended a 13-day strike Friday at Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA), clearing the way for production to resume Monday at the Swedish truck makers’s only North American manufacturing facility.

How Pure Storage Withstood the Pandemic

Logistics Viewpoints

Mike Fitzgerald, Vice President of Operations at Pure Storage. Pure Storage never stocked out during the pandemic. That was not because demand for their products tanked.

Helping to “Drive” the Electric Vehicle Supply Chain Globally

Now, That's Logistics

Sales of electric vehicles are rising worldwide and on track to make up 58% of all passenger vehicle sales by 2040.

5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

USPS gets to work on putting 10-year plan into action

Logistics Management

Earlier this week, the United States Postal Service (USPS) rolled out various network infrastructure investments, as part of its recently announced 10-year plan focused on achieving financial sustainability and service excellence, in order to meet customer and business needs, in advance of the 2021 holiday season.

Done deal: TFI completes UPS Freight acquisition

The Supply Chain Journal

TFI International ( NYSE:TFII ) has completed its $800 million acquisition of UPS Freight ( NYSE:UPS ), the Canadian trucking and logistics firm said Friday as it ushered in a new era as one of the largest less-than-truckload carriers in North America. .

Continuous Warehouse Optimization and The DC Technology Gap

Logistics Viewpoints

Distribution is no longer a backwater of the economy, due in large part to the upheavals brought on by ecommerce. Today’s DCs and fulfillment centers are a major driver of employment growth and a highly visible proving ground for autonomous robots and other next-generation technologies.

Faces of Wildwood: The Kid, the Old Pro and the Builder at the 75 Chrome Shop Truck Show

Overdrive Online

Long Haul Paul's Saturday stop at the truck show in Wildwood, Fla., yielded brief profiles of owner-ops Lincoln Williamson (Mississippi) and Tom Billington (Florida) -- and builder Dustin Dickerson's show-stopping 1951 Pete. Overdrive Extra

Get More Help With Merchant Onboarding and Get Payments Going Your Way

Software companies are increasingly looking to move up in the payments food chain and play a bigger role. This whitepaper discusses where you'll fit in the chain, your cut of the revenue, and the benefits of becoming a payment facilitator.