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Is My Company Ready for a Transportation Management System?

Trinity Logistics

When was the last time you reviewed your logistics network and technology? If it’s been more than six months, then you’ve stumbled upon the right article. Now, you might be thinking, “I don’t feel like our process is necessarily broken. Is it really worth trying to fix it?”

Efficient Co-Packing Services Require Mix of Manual & Automated Processes

Kane is Able

Large-volume contract packaging operations can be very labor dependent. With warehouse labor increasingly harder to find, and the cost of that labor increasing, interest in packaging automation is also on the rise.

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OEM Parts Shipping Guide

GoShip Blog

Are you debating between an OEM vs. aftermarket parts for your business? Shipping OEM parts can be time-consuming, expensive, and risky. You will need to find ways on how to transport your OEM products securely and on time.

Cutting Out the Middleman with Mike Nervick

The Logistics of Logistics

Cutting Out the Middleman with Mike Nervick. Mike Nervick and Joe Lynch discuss cutting out the middleman. Mike is the CEO of Sleek Technologies which is impacting the transportation industry by providing smart solutions that simplify logistics. About Mike Nervick.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (July 3 – 9)

Logistics Viewpoints

The kick-off to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan is just two weeks away, after being postponed last summer due to the Covid-19 pandemic. During a normal Olympics, millions of spectators flock to venues to watch over 300 events unfold over the course of two-plus weeks.

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Lease vs. Own for Cold Chain Facilities

Food Logistics

Leasing allows food and beverage distributors to avoid the expense of owning physical cold chain facilities. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

Ripples Spread Everywhere: Global Shipping Rates Continue to Rise With No End Yet

MTS Logistics

Under normal market circumstances, there are always some trade lanes which are strong and some which are weak. If this imbalance persists, then gradually, capacity will be moved out of the weak trade lanes and into the strong trade lanes.

Widespread, Yet Cautious Optimism for 2021: ARC’s Order Fulfillment Research Findings

Logistics Viewpoints

COVID-19 caused a global upheaval in order fulfillment processes throughout 2020. As we enter the second half of 2021, there are abundant signs of improvement and optimization. Meanwhile, caution is prevalent as well.

Nowhere to go but up — Navigate B2B

The Supply Chain Journal

Navigating the world of container shipping is difficult and Steve Ferreira tries to shed some light on that world in this episode of Navigate B2B.

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!

Your Guide to eCommerce Packaging

Ship Monk

You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but good books deserve good covers. We’re talking, of course, about eCommerce packaging. If you’re not in the biz, it’s normal to dismiss packaging as an afterthought — after all, it’s what’s inside that counts, right?

How to Deal with Supply Chain Disruptions

GoShip Blog

Most c ustomers may never give it a second thought, but business owners are well-acquainted with the fact that supply chains operate like a well-oiled machine.

Editor’s Choice: The TikTok Effect on Demand Planning

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 Kinaxis and explores the TikTok Effect. Or, why you need demand planning for going viral on social media.

UK extends relaxed hours-of-service rules due to driver squeeze

The Supply Chain Journal

The United Kingdom is dealing with the same squeeze on the driver supply as in the U.S., and its main regulatory agency has just eased its hours-of-service rules for a month to cope. The reaction? The country’s major trucking trade group is not happy with the move. The U.K.

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.

Why Leaders Are Migrating On-Premise Supply Chain Technology Systems to the Cloud

Turvo

To meet the consumer demands in today’s increasingly evolving logistics world, many businesses are beginning to implement supply chain technology systems successfully.

[WHITE PAPER] SONAR highlight reel: Shippers have already experienced the worst

FreightWaves SONAR

This “SONAR highlight reel,” which we plan to publish every other week, is intended to concisely hit data highlights and trends in truckload, intermodal and maritime. The end of the second quarter is typically a strong period for truckload freight and this year is no exception.

Xebec to Deliver 18 Units of RNG Production Platform

NGT News

Xebec Adsorption Inc. has signed a master service agreement (MSA) with a U.S.-based based renewable natural gas (RNG) dairy farm project developer for the purchase of BGX Biostream units.

Amazon report: Emissions are up, carbon intensity is down

The Supply Chain Journal

Amazon’s carbon emissions went up in 2020, but its carbon intensity went down, according to the company’s recent sustainability report. Amazon’s overall carbon emissions increased by 19% in 2020, the report said.

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.

3 Ways to Protect Your Customers as We Find a New Normal

WorkWave

Time To Read: 4 minutes. Expanding eligibility, accessibility, and availability of COVID-19 vaccines has enabled the reopening of many businesses and ushered in what is widely being dubbed “the new normal.”

It Takes Two: Shipping Two Private Jets Overseas in Record Time

Now, That's Logistics

It’s not often that you see two complete airplanes being loaded onto a single cargo aircraft and sent off on an overseas flight, but that’s exactly what happened when DB Schenker Americas recently shipped two complete private jets to Miami in record time.

Ballard Fuel Cell Modules Will Power Tata Electric Buses

NGT News

Tata Motors has ordered 15 of Ballard Power Systems’70 kW FCmove-HD fuel cell modules to power zero-emission fuel cell electric buses (FCEBs). The buses are planned for deployment in Faridabad, the largest city in the National Capital Region of Delhi, India.

Staten Island Ferry construction christens Florida’s newest shipyard

The Supply Chain Journal

It’s not every day that you see Staten Island ferries in Southern waters, but their presence has been a welcome sight for one northwest Florida community. Two new Ollis-class, New York City-bound ferries are nearing completion at Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc.’s s (ESG) newest facility in Port St.

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!

‘Hello, I’m a Truck,’ and I’ve got a few bones to pick with you, drivers

Overdrive Online

Red Simpson’s “Hello, I’m a truck” hit No. 4 on the country charts in January 1972, making it the biggest hit single in Simpson’s long career. This latest "Songs of the Highway" installment channels that history, from the point of view of the truck. Overdrive Radio

DB Schenker Makes U.S-Canada Cross Border Trade Easy for Shippers

Now, That's Logistics

Major trading partners, the U.S. and Canada share a border where billions of dollars in goods and services are traded annually. In 2019, U.S. goods and services trade with Canada reached about $718.4 billion—including $360.4 billion in exports (from Canada) and $358 billion in imports (to Canada).

Neste MY Renewable Diesel Attains TOP TIER Certification

NGT News

Neste Corp. says its Neste MY Renewable Diesel has become the first renewable diesel brand to receive TOP TIER Diesel Fuel certification for its high quality and performance.

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Stamps.com agrees to go private in $6.6 billion all-cash deal

The Supply Chain Journal

Stamps.com Inc. NASDAQ:STMP) received an offer it couldn’t refuse. And it didn’t.

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.