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Alibaba versus Amazon in Europe

Logistics Trends and Insights

A battle between Alibaba and Amazon for global e-commerce dominance is brewing and Europe is the focal point. Reuters recently reported that Alibaba was undercutting Amazon sellers’ fees to attract vendors primarily in Spain and Italy.

USMCA – What is It and How Does It Impact the Shipping & Logistics Industry?

Blue Grace Logistics

What Is USMCA? The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is the new trade deal between the three countries. It is set to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which was in effect since January 1, 1994.

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105 Types of Forklifts: The Complete List


Ever wonder what types of forklifts are out there? Then this post is exactly what you’re looking for! First, we assembled 105 different kinds of forklifts from all walks of industrial life. After that, we grouped them by industrial lift truck category to make your browsing easier.

Why Strategic Planning Fails and How to Get It Right


Paradoxes are an interesting thing. They simultaneously make no sense at all and make too much sense to ignore. One paradox that exists for many people lies in the feelings that they have when it comes to vacations or holidays.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Carriers to Increase Demurrage and Detention Fees This Year


Multiple ocean carriers have recently informed their customers that 2020 is going to bring a lot of changes, and the most significant change is going to be the increase in demurrage and detention penalties, some of which run from $10 per day to nearly $100 per day, including a new $75 fee per container for a customs inspection.

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Cross Border E-Commerce: Everything You Need To Know

GoShip Blog

Over the last few years, the e-commerce sector in the U.S. and globally has experienced significant growth. Overall, global e-commerce sales are estimated to reach $1 trillion in 2020.

More Focus on Reducing Parcel Surcharges Can Equal Big Savings

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

When you’re trying to reduce parcel shipping costs, it’s easy to get hyper-focused on parcel carriers’ published rates and negotiating the largest discounts possible.

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Optimise your storage facility with Warehousing Management System

20Cube Logistics

Warehousing and distribution plays a pivotal role in logistics and is capable of delivering a higher return on investment. For most, it’s just a storage facility but it is actually a CPU or a nerve system of the supply chain management.

Pulling Onto The Shoulder – What to Do and How to Get Back into Traffic

United World Transporation

Day after day, truck drivers put themselves at risk on the road. There are still many skills that commercial truck drivers learn when first getting their license. These skills are key to not forget as they clock their miles on the freeways.

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!

Retailers Are Feeling The Pain In The Profit Line For Free Return Policy


Retailers are offering the most aggressive return policies in history but at what cost. Returns can be a disease, aggressively attacking profit margins, gutting conversion rates, and ultimately threatening your business. In the U.S.

Freight Claims Management: A Guide to Mitigate, File & Resolve


The post Freight Claims Management: A Guide to Mitigate, File & Resolve appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Improve Customer Service Value of a TMS Blog Posts

White-Collar, Blue-Collar, New-Collar: The Evolution of the American Workforce

Supply Chain Brain

With each passing year, the use of technology in manufacturing continues to grow, and blue-collar job requirements become more sophisticated, further widening the skills gap


Transportation 2020: Top 4 Ways for Shippers to Navigate the Road Ahead

247 Customs Broker

For shippers, the past two years have been a roller coaster ride. As quickly as capacity became limited and freight rates increased in 2018, the… The post Transportation 2020: Top 4 Ways for Shippers to Navigate the Road Ahead appeared first on 24/7 Customs Broker News.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Wild West approach to autonomy regulation isn’t working

Commercial Carrier Journal

The path to long-term viability of autonomous tech doesn’t lead through 50 states with various regulations and allowances. There needs to be a common standard just like every Wild West border town needed a sheriff


Apply for the 2020 Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers Award

Food Logistics

Food Logistics is accepting submissions for our annual Top 3PL & Cold Storage Providers. Awards

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Truckload Tactics for 2020: Balance Strategy to Control Cost

Talking Logistics

Truckload rates and capacity should not create concerns for shippers managing a proper procurement strategy during the first half of 2020. However, pending legislation and rising fuel costs, as well as unpredictable economic and climate trends create challenges to a shippers’ ability to control cost. Emerging brokerage offerings can add confusion to these market complexities. Read more Truckload Tactics for 2020: Balance Strategy to Control Cost.

Asia-Europe rollovers are back

Supply Chain and Logistics

It appears that ocean carriers are again playing fast and loose with delivery dates for cargo. There’s a telling remark by an NVOCC source: “You might be able to book at that rate, but you have absolutely no idea when … Continue reading → Logistics Service Management Shipping Strategy Supply Chains customer service inventory ocean shipping supply chains

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Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

The Answers to Important Questions Small-to-Medium Size Businesses Should Know

Dedola Global Logistics

Archives International freight forwarding has evolved a bit in the last couple years. Starting in January 2018, the United States began imposing strict tariffs on foreign countries, primarily China. These tariffs have changed the way the freight industry operates.


Agility Fuel Solutions Makes History with CNG Fleet

NGT News

Dharmendra Pradhan, India’s minister for petroleum and natural gas, has launched India’s first long-distance compressed natural gas (CNG) bus led by Indraprastha Gas Ltd. IGL), the largest CNG distribution company in India.

Robots Will Take Your Job, Not Mine

Talking Logistics

In a recent Wall Street Journal article (“The High Cost of Impeding Automation“), Dr. Carl Benedikt Frey from Oxford University writes that “history tells us that policies aimed at restricting or slowing automation come with a steep price tag.

Auditing Your LTL/Parcel Invoices and Recovering Revenue from the Carriers: It’s a Challenge

Logistics Trends and Insights

By Dean Maciuba. As a transportation consultant, I speak to my customers and prospects almost daily about the difficulty and cost related to auditing their transportation service provider’s invoices.

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.

The Rise of Blockchain in Seafood Traceability

Supply Chain Brain

The seafood industry is plagued by poor management, malpractices and the inability to track product from origin to consumption

The Road to Freight Management Hell: Why Poor Freight Data Visibility and Outdated Systems Hold Shippers in Purgatory


The road to freight management Hell is laden with poor freight visibility and outdated systems. Failures within freight data visibility contribute to compounding consequences throughout downstream supply chain operations, and the problem only grows worse from there.

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The Value of Supply Chain Quality Management in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Talking Logistics

Quality is one of the pillars of supply chain management, along with cost, service, and risk. Managing quality across the supply chain is critically important for all industries, but especially in Aerospace and Defense. What have been some of the obstacles? How is technology helping Aerospace and Defense companies to streamline and automate this process? Read more The Value of Supply Chain Quality Management in the Aerospace and Defense Industry.

Key ERP Tools to Support the Future Manufacturing Supply Chain


The future direction of supply chain management and collaboration will be determined by the impact of digitalization on the supply chain. Every analyst and forecaster is making that general prediction for the supply chain of 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.