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5 Easy Ways to Go Digital in your Warehouse in 2021


Here’s the thing about enduring a crisis: sometimes, you end up better than you were when it started.

What is the Amazon Effect and how has it impacted freight forwarders?


In the first quarter of 2021 alone, e-commerce giant Amazon generated net sales of more than $108 billion — up a full 43 percent from the same period in 2020. For consumers, the explosive growth of Amazon means that it's now possible to purchase almost anything, anywhere on-demand. Industry


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Sustainability guideline: easily reach climate neutrality for your business


Last time we already provided the first essential information around sustainability and climate neutrality to generate a basic understanding of the topic.

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The New Logistics Workforce with Mike Temple

The Logistics of Logistics

The New Logistics Workforce with Mike Temple. Mike Temple and Joe Lynch talk about the new logistics workforce. Logistics company owners often engage with Mike to help them build a foundation that will jumpstart growth and position the company for long-term success. About Mike Temple.

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.

Logistics and AGVs: Ready for Primetime Beyond a Proof of Concept

Logistics Matter

Logistics companies must enhance eCommerce throughput with robotics. When COVID struck, global populations locked down, and brick-and-mortar stores closed, consumers became increasingly reliant on digital retailers.

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The Changing Face of DRTV Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Ron Popeil and his Pocket Fisherman. Billy Mays and OxiClean. Phil Swift and Flex Seal. These were all pioneers in an industry known as Direct Response TV advertising.

Jill Clifford and the FreightPlus Story

The Logistics of Logistics

Jill Clifford and the FreightPlus Story. Ryan Schreiber hosts a podcast about Jill Clifford and the FreightPlus Story. Jill is a logistics industry veteran who has advised some of top brands on transportation, logistics, and technology issues. About Jill Clifford.

Asian Paints Supply Chain: Adaptive and Resilient

Logistics Viewpoints

Two adjectives that often describe the most successful supply chains are adaptive and resilient. An adaptive supply chain is one that is able to respond quickly to changes and disruption, and the ensuing changes to demand. A resilient supply chain is able to recover quickly from these disruptions.

A New Era for Fast Food Restaurants & Supply Chains


The meaning behind the term “fast food restaurant” is just as it sounds – restaurants that prepare food quickly and easily for customers, often in a drive-thru layout, fall under this category. Common examples include McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s.

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.

Understanding Parcel Carriers: Which One is Right for You?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

All e-retailers rely on the major parcel carriers to handle critical “last mile” delivery of packages to the customer’s doorstep. While most fulfillment operations use all the big parcel carriers to some degree, most favor one specific carrier that best suits the needs of their operation.

'Midnight Shadow': Austin Kiser's 2018 Peterbilt 389

Overdrive Online

Despite being in show truck condition, the truck and trailer run daily out of a rock quarry in southwest Virginia. Custom Rigs

Do You Want to Sell on Their Cyber Bots Demand Strong Fulfillment Performance

Logistics Viewpoints

NBG Home Uses a Software Solution from CommerceIQ. Indirect sales, brand owner sales through sites like or Amazon, are an increasingly large portion of sales for many companies. In 2020, ecommerce sales accounted for 14 percent of total retail sales in the US.

Kansas City Southern chooses CN bid, terminates CP merger agreement

The Supply Chain Journal

Kansas City Southern ( NYSE: KSU ) has made it official: It’s breaking up with Canadian Pacific ( NYSE: CP ) and it’s going with the merger offer from CP rival CN ( NYSE: CNI ).

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Chaos in California! U.S. Appeals Court panel rules against truckers in owner-operator case

Logistics Management

Major trucking companies’ use of owner-operators in California has been thrown into legal limbo after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently ruled 2-1 against the California Trucking Association (CTA) in a closely watched case with far-reaching ramifications.

Specific sleep apnea screening criteria cut in latest draft medical examiner handbook

Overdrive Online

At a meeting of the Medical Review Board to consider the latest draft, members objected to the update, one saying if the draft stands as is "it will be very rare for drivers here on out to be tested and treated" for apnea "unless they truly want to be.". Regulations

Editor’s Choice: Air Freight Forwarders Must Increase Air Cargo Visibility

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. Today’s article is from Blume Global and highlights why air freight forwarders must help industry increase air cargo visibility.

Tennessee lawmaker frustrated by Buttigieg’s I-40 bridge response

The Supply Chain Journal

Marsha Blackburn believes the nation’s top transportation official is not paying enough attention to the I-40 bridge outage and wants better coordination on the issue between federal and state authorities.

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!

First Student Electrifying Bus Fleet with All-Electric LionC School Buses

NGT News

First Student, the largest student transportation provider in North America, and the Lion Electric Co., a manufacturer of all-electric medium- and heavy-duty urban vehicles, say First Student is ordering 260 all-electric LionC school buses.

How does your drug testing consortium notify you of upcoming randoms?

Overdrive Online

However they do it, this owner-op's story holds lessons -- make sure it will be the most quick method of communication to get your response. Worst case, you might find yourself in violation for refusing a test absent your reply. Channel 19


Managing transportation in times of tight capacity and high rates

Logistics Trends and Insights

No matter the mode of transportation a shipper uses, the shipper is paying more for it, that is, when they can find space. As shippers move past COVID-19 related closures, inventory replenishment has become a focus.

Drivers needed to transport nuclear weapons across US

The Supply Chain Journal

A recent U.S. government job posting is a reminder that trucks carry some pretty interesting cargo across the country.

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.

Tai Software and Parade Partner to Give 3PLs Accelerated Capacity Management, Digital Transformation


By partnering with Parade, Tai Software is helping democratize critical Capacity Management technology for 3PL TMS customers.

The trucking spirit within 'Cumberland Bones,' the new record from Stephen Flatt

Overdrive Online

In this edition of Overdrive Radio, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Stephen Flatt details how his logistics work in and around trucking dovetailed with some of the tracks on his new album. Get a taste of it and roll down the road with him here. Overdrive Radio

U.S.-bound imports and shipments remain solid in April, reports Panjiva

Logistics Management

Total April U.S.-bound bound import shipments—at 1,188,688—headed up 5.3% annually and are up 25.3% on a year-to-date basis. And containerized freight imports—at 2,819,591 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) were up 25.5% annually and 27.6%

FreightWaves LIVE recap: Retaining driver appreciation in short news cycle culture

The Supply Chain Journal

This fireside chat recap is from Day 2 of FreightWaves Live @HOME. FIRESIDE CHAT TOPIC: Navigating through volatile times. DETAILS: Navigating ships through volatile times is challenging, but it’s where great companies position themselves for the future.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.