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The Perks of Hauling for a 3PL

Trinity Logistics

Your job as a motor carrier is already tough. So why do all your work alone? Working alongside a third-party logistics company (3PL) can offer many benefits to you as a motor carrier. Quickpay Options.

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It’s Only Natural: What You Need to Know about Fulfillment of Natural Products

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

As more Americans adopt healthier lifestyles, it’s a great time to be selling organic or natural products. According to the Organic Trade Association, annual U.S.

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Delivery by Drone Remains a Foreign Pursuit

Logistics Trends and Insights

By Amy Wunderlin. When Amazon Prime Air was introduced in 2016, the future of drone delivery seemed imminent. Now four years later, Americans are still waiting on that Prime delivery in the sky. Since then, everyone from UPS and FedEx to Walmart and even Domino’s Pizza has shown interest in drones.

11 Inventory Management Best Practices & the Role of Technology


Supply chain leaders are continuously looking for ways to improve inventory management, and the role of technology in the supply chain offers significant advantages.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

Crucial Factors for Transporting Pharmaceutical Products

SIPMM Professional Publications

Throughout shipping, pharmaceuticals are the most vulnerable. Managing security risks in the supply chain during transportation is critical in minimizing potential revenue loss and credibility for producers, distributors, and logistics providers.

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Blockchain Makes a Strong Case for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Logistics Trends and Insights

By Amy Wunderlin. For me, the buzz around blockchain over the last few years is right up there with the phrase “digital transformation.” Overused and underwhelming! While the use cases have certainly be interesting, real-world adoption thus far has been lacking.

A Manufacturer’s Guide to E-Commerce Fulfillment Excellence

Talking Logistics

There is substantial evidence of how e-commerce has dramatically transformed supply chain and logistics operations over the past two decades. But while its impact on retailers has been well documented, e-commerce has also created new challenges and opportunities for manufacturers.

Key Logistics Consideration for International Freight

SIPMM Professional Publications

International shipping is the term used to describe a parcel delivery or group of parcel deliveries in which the parcel is taken from one country and delivered to an address in another.

The water in the well – how much readiness is enough?

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. One of Martin Van Creveld’s most contentious, and subsequently debated, themes of Supplying War related to the persistent inability, if not unwillingness, of various militaries to adequately structure and prepare themselves for the rigours of sustained combat.

Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

Supply Chain Productivity: The Role of Employee Engagement


Whether you operate as a small local supply chain or work with international partners and investors, engaging your employees on a more personal level can drastically improve your bottom line going forward.

[Video] Navigating the Road Ahead: Transportation Planning for 2020

Talking Logistics

Mike McLelland, SVP of Transportation at Kenco, discusses key trends in the U.S. transportation market and provides advice on how companies can successfully navigate the road ahead.

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Key Performance Expectations for 3PL Service Providers

SIPMM Professional Publications

A third-party logistics provider offer various outsourcing services such as warehousing, transportation, procurement, value-added services and to certain execution scope. Technology integration is also a ‘must have’ to enhance the entire service level.

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3D Printing and the Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, has been around in one shape or form for a while. The process essentially entails building a three-dimensional object from computer-aided design (CAD) to add material layer by layer until a final product is complete.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

[PODCAST] Shipping Rates for 2020: What does the Crystal Ball Say?


Listen to “Shipping Rates for 2020:L What does the Crystal Ball Say?” ” on Spreaker.

[Video] Freight Transportation In 2020: Key Factors Impacting Supply And Demand

Talking Logistics

Steve Raetz, Director of Research and Market Intelligence at C.H. Robinson, gives an overview of the U.S. freight transportation market and the factors impacting supply and demand heading into 2020.

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Critical Factors for Transporting and Storing Dangerous Goods

SIPMM Professional Publications

Dangerous goods are substance or articles which can pose a threat to people, property and/or the environment. When people travel, the mode of transport chosen is of great importance.

How Disruptions like Coronavirus Test The Resilience Of Supply Chain Planning


As the Coronavirus outbreak develops into a pandemic, people and businesses alike are feel ing its ripple effects. Manufacturers like Hyundai are experiencing a shortage of components that threaten s to halt production.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Carrier Management 2020 Trends: The Year of Tech-Driven Collaboration


Carrier management 2020 trends range from the need to leverage data through the ability to work together and save money. As reported by FreightWaves, collaboration allows businesses to remove excess costs from the enterprise.

Closing the Gap Between Planning and Execution

Logistics Viewpoints

Closing the gap between planning and execution is a long-term concern of supply chain executives. It is not easy to do. New thinking is emerging to help in this area. Sales & Operations Execution (S&OE) is emerging as a new discipline in this area.

The IMO may sound boring, but its consequences are anything but 

Truck News

You may be pleased to know that after today I will be taking a sabbatical from today’s, “let’s-get-em-excited” topic — the International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020.

How Coronavirus is Affecting International Sea Transport and Ways to Protect Yourself

Trans Global Auto Logistics

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading rapidly throughout the globe causing concern for almost every industry—including international shipping by sea.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.

An Interview with Patrick Coughlin, KANE’s New Chief Operating Officer

Kane is Able

KANE’s new Chief Operating Officer is Patrick Coughlin, a 30+ year logistics industry veteran with a strong history of driving performance excellence in corporate logistics and 3PL environments. We recently sat down with Patrick to discuss the trends and opportunities he’s seeing in the market.

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Editor’s Choice: Retailers Vaccinate Supply Chains Against Coronavirus

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. Coronavirus, and the supply chain impact are being felt worldwide.

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Hemp, Hemp, Hooray! Hemp Transportation Grows

Trinity Logistics

Hemp transportation is one commodity that we see growing fast nowadays. We see it in foods, lotions, clothing, and more. But it wasn’t always that way. Hemp has been in and out of the market going back to World War II. “Hemp for Victory!” ” That was the name of a U.S.

Despite sequential decline, FTR says Shippers Conditions Index remains mostly solid

Logistics Management

For December, the most recent month for which data is available, the SCI dropped from a 7.0 November reading to 4.6. Despite the decline, FTR said that utilization and logistics costs are still positive, as December freight volumes were slightly negative.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.