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How to Use Warehouse Labels Effectively


Warehouse labels can help you streamline operations and increase overall productivity if they are used effectively. Storage facilities tend to be of considerable size, and stock items can be challenging to find if there are no labels to guide employees to their whereabouts.

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Trade Facilitation: How to Enter New Markets

Logistics Matter

Expanding your business by entering new markets can be challenging, especially when that new market involves a new country. Each country has its own rules, regulations, and procedures for doing business. Local knowledge is essential, but companies often don’t have that knowledge.

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Digital Transformation in Last Mile Delivery

Logistics Viewpoints

Before digital transformation revolutionized last mile delivery in grocery retail, one of my favorite activities was going to the supermarket with my family.

The STORD Story with Sean Henry

The Logistics of Logistics

The STORD Story with Sean Henry. Sean Henry and Joe Lynch discuss the STORD story. Sean is the Founder and CEO of STORD , the leading Cloud Supply Chain that enables companies to compete and grow with world-class logistics. About Sean Henry.

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.

Is a Phoenix Distribution Center a Lower-Cost Alternative to an LA Warehouse?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In the face of continued supply chain disruption from COVID-19, retail shippers should consider a Phoenix distribution center as a more cost-effective alternative to Southern California to reach customers in the Southwestern and Western United States.

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Can Manufacturers be Both Lean and Resilient?

Logistics Viewpoints

President Joe Biden holding up a wafer of semiconductor while discussing ways to address a semiconductor shortage. April 12, 2021. There has been much commentary about global supply chains not being resilient enough. All the disruptions caused by the pandemic, of course, has contributed to this.

Shipper Pain Points with Brad Forester

The Logistics of Logistics

Shipper Pain Points with Brad Forester. Brad Forester and Joe Lynch discuss the shipper pain points. Brad is the Founder of JBF Consulting , which specialize in freight technology – strategy, system integration, implementation and deployment. About Brad Forester.

Prepare for the 2021-2022 Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Season

CH Robinson Logistics

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) poses a serious biohazard threat to both Australia and New Zealand. Both countries have implemented new seasonal import regulations to combat this risk that may impact your shipments.

‘Firms undervaluing their drivers caused this shortage crisis across Europe’

Supply Chain and Logistics

Europe has much the same problem as the US when it comes to a driver shortage for logistics. And the problem made it into consciousness for a similar reason– a new regulation that required drivers to take 45 hours of … Continue reading → entrepreneurship Labor Economics Logistics Supply Chains Trucking driver shortage supply chains trucking

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.

FourKites Ocean Visibility: A Next Generation Solution

Logistics Viewpoints

When it comes to real-time visibility, the market is becoming more important and more robust than ever before.

TD156: The First 6 Months Of Trucking – Part 1

Trucker Dump

(c) Can Stock Photo / voronin76 Podcast Show Notes In today’s main topic, we’ve got the first part of a 2-part interview with a new trucker about his first six months in the industry. Lots of good info here for anyone looking to get into the industry.

The day after: Trucking ponders what vaccination mandate means for industry

The Supply Chain Journal

(John Gallagher, FreightWaves’ Washington correspondent, also contributed to this article.). In the first 24 hours of speculation regarding how President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate would impact the trucking industry, an unusual sentiment developed in some quarters: excitement.

NITL claims alliances create ‘super-carrier distortion’ to liner shipping market

Supply Chain and Logistics

Liner shipping alliances were created years ago when there wasn’t enough containerized cargo for many competing ocean container carriers (sometimes called liners). They have evolved through time, a bit, but still allow several ocean carriers to band together to serve … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Shipping Strategy Supply Chains alliances container shipping customer service FMC ocean shipping regulations

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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.

New York Governor Signs Bill Ending Sales of New Fossil Fuel Powered Car

NGT News

Legislation (S.2758/A.4302) that directs the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to establish regulations to ensure that 100% of new passenger vehicles are electric by 2035 and that medium- and heavy-duty vehicles are electric by 2045 was signed by Gov. Hochul into law.


[WHITE PAPER] Ida in 12 SONAR charts

FreightWaves SONAR

There is never a good time for a Category 4 hurricane to make landfall, but what we heard repeatedly last week was that this hurricane could not have come at a worse time.

Yellow’s tonnage trends lag peers again

The Supply Chain Journal

Less-than-truckload carrier Yellow Corp. announced tonnage declines for the first two months of the third quarter. The company saw tonnage per day decline 5.7% year-over-year in July, accelerating to down 8.5% in August. Yellow’s ( NASDAQ: YELL ) volume declines were up against easier comps (-4.3%

Grim outlook for intermodal as an alternative to ‘maxed-out’ US truck market

Supply Chain and Logistics

This article outlines why intermodal is not such a good option for US distribution. Though the trucking market is ‘maxed-out’, meaning it is hard to get a trucking firm to move a container, rail is having its own congestion and … Continue reading → Logistics Rail Supply Chains Trucking chassis pools delays intermodal supply chains transportation

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.

Solar Roof Cells Change EV Charging Possibilities

NGT News

The Swedish electric vehicle manufacturer Clean Motion AB has entered a collaboration with Finnish Value Oyj on the integration of highly efficient solar cells in the roofs of the vehicles.

What does AIB certification mean for 3PL providers?

West Coast and California Logistics

If your company is looking for a food-grade third-party logistics (3PL) provider, there’s a lot of vetting required to make sure it can protect the integrity of your products.

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Adapting to the future of final mile

The Supply Chain Journal

It’s not uncommon for living rooms to double as an entertainment space and office these days.

There’s a ‘meltdown of container shipping market’ coming as cargo piles up

Supply Chain and Logistics

I think the key phrase in here is the suffering generated by cargo that is piling up, either not being moved, or stuck waiting for onshore capacity. It’s an interesting piece and gets in some of each side. Shippers and … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Shipping Strategy Supply Chains container shipping customer service intermodal ocean shipping ports supply chains

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.

ABM Supports New York City Electric Bus Initiative Infrastructure

NGT News

ABM has initiated a project with the New York Power Authority to support their electrification of New York City Transit (NYCT) buses and planned reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.


How the Americas’ Air Freight Hubs Were Impacted by COVID-19

Now, That's Logistics

In a ranking of the world’s busiest air freight hubs, Airports Council International (ACI) says cargo volumes for the top 10 airports increased by 3.0%

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Promise fulfilled: UPS buys into same-day delivery with Roadie

The Supply Chain Journal

UPS is jumping into the same-day delivery game, announcing Friday that it is acquiring Roadie. Terms were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Oregon to get new 1m teu container port

Supply Chain and Logistics

So this is news for the West Coast; there aren’t many 1M teu container ports there. But guess the location: Coos Bay, OR. Coos Bay is a lovely oceanside town, a favorite with retirees and nature lovers. A friend of … Continue reading → Logistics Managerial Econ Ports Shipping Supply Chains container shipping ports

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.