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Walking the Talk on Holistic Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

For many years, analysts and consultants have talked about the importance of taking a holistic approach to transportation management to successfully weather the ups and downs of the market. But what does that mean exactly? Why haven’t more companies adopted this approach?

Is Microfullfillment the Answer to Rising Online Grocery Costs?

Logistics Trends and Insights

by Amy Wunderlin. Online orders represent a small percentage of the $800 billion grocery industry—about 3.5% of food and beverage sales, according to market researcher Forrester. The potential, however, is immense, with eMarketer projecting that e-commerce sales of food and beverage ($22.63

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Key Transport Considerations for Integrated Logistics

SIPMM Professional Publications

Integrated Logistics is a goal to achieve customer’s satisfaction at the lowest total cost with a one-stop solution to the shipping and logistic requirements of the company.

5 Key Steps to Improve Your Distribution Network


The strategies of supply chain management are of paramount importance when it comes to boosting the profitability of the business and distribution network.

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!

Reduce Your Impact from LTL General Rate Increases (GRI)

Trinity Logistics

If you move your freight through LTL (less-than-truckload) carriers, sooner or later you’ll hear the term General Rate Increases or GRI’s pop up. What is it and how can you reduce your impact from them? . What is a GRI?

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5 Benefits of a Multimodal TMS


The use of multimodal shipping is not a new concept. On the surface, multimodal shipping refers to the contractual arrangements, rather than shipping mode itself, that allows carriers to move between modes without changing the contract with the carrier.

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Reverse Logistics Rides High on the Wave of E-Commerce

Logistics Management

Thanks to the inexorable growth of e-commerce, the reverse loop has never been so prominent in global supply chains. Now, social media contributes to the complexity

Warehouse Operations: Optimizing the Replenishment Process


The warehouse replenishment process pushes managers to walk a very thin line between understocking and overstocking. Failure to replenish inventory properly can stem from not having the right tools, unpredictable markets, and a lack of performance measurements in place.

Orchestrating the Supply Chain Platforms

SIPMM Professional Publications

The supply chain today is becoming globalized where multiple parties are involved in the manufacturing value chain from order fulfillment to delivery.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Editor’s Pick: Data is the New Fuel for Transportation and Logistics

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics.

Volvo Trucks Unveils the Volvo FH

NGT News

Volvo Trucks says it has launched the new Volvo FH featuring a re-imagined cab, innovative safety features and a driver-focused working environment. A key aim of the new design is to give the driver a more productive, safe and comfortable life on the road.

[WHITE PAPER] Trends to Know in for Better Freight & Carrier Management in 2020


Fill out the Form Below to Get a Free Copy of the White Paper to Your Inbox! The state of the global freight market is changing, and the trends within the industry allude to strong growth within the technology sector to promote better freight and carrier management in 2020.

Driver training doesn’t end at the entry level

Truck News

Truck drivers are not created in 103.5 hours. They never will be.It’s s an important point to remember as details emerge about new entry-level driver training standards within the National Safety Code. True, the federal model is based on Ontario’s … Transportation driver training Newsletter

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.

Construction of Toyota’s ‘Smart City’ is Set to Begin in 2021


Artificial intelligence, robots and self-driving cars are establishing themselves within the transportation industry thanks to improved operational efficiencies and long-term benefits. These technologies are being adopted more commonly as their success stories continue to grow in number.

Creating a Resilient Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Today we recognize that the supply chain is a source of strategic advantage. In our quest to drive scale and reduce costs, we have architected supply chains spanning the globe. However, as these supply chains become increasingly globalized, they are also more vulnerable to disruption.

The Evolution of E-Commerce: Shaping benefits from emerging technologies

Logistics Management

It’s not only the growth of e-commerce, but also the ever-tightening delivery timeframes that have logistics pros eyeing emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, blockchain and the Internet of Things.

We need to talk about driver loneliness and isolation

Truck News

is a fine line between solitude and loneliness when you live in the cab of a truck. There is a deep attraction to the independence and freedom posed by a life of solitude, yet those emotions can easily slip into … Transportation driver life driver mental health Newsletter

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.

Women’s History Month: Spotlight on Women in Supply Chain and Transportation


Each year, Women’s History Month is celebrated in March to honor women who have made waves in their various spaces. It’s a time to reflect on women’s contributions to culture, history, and society as a whole. Influential and impactful women are prevalent, though sometimes overlooked.

Effective Freight Management 2020: What Do Shipper’s Need to Compete?


Effective freight management 2020 initiatives will help supply chains stay relevant and competitive with Amazon and the big box retailers. As the world watches the coronavirus’ epidemic spread, the time for rethinking existing freight management 2020 strategies has arrived.

Considerations for Selecting Transportation Mode

SIPMM Professional Publications

There are many aspects to consider when selecting the most suitable mode of transport to get products from point A to B. The effective use of transportation equipment and modes reduces shipping and logistics costs. However, export planning is not always as simple as it seems.

XPO teams up with Mercedes-Benz for long-term deal

Logistics Management

Company officials said XPO will manage United Kingdom (UK) UK parts distribution through an integrated, digitally-managed transportation network.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Performance Reviews: Evaluating Supply Chain Talent (Insights from Indago Members)

Talking Logistics

In addition to yourself, who participates and provides input in conducting your performance review? We asked our Indago research community that question back in September 2019.

Getting to Know Bulk Connection: Dry Van Shipping Solutions

Bulk Connection

In our new feature, we will periodically profile the men and women who make Bulk Connection a trusted freight partner. In this article, Scott Wilson, Truckload Division Manager, talks about Bulk Connection’s dry van shipping operation and how it adds value for customers.

Tips for improving digestion

Truck News

For drivers, busy office workers, mechanics, and anyone that has a hectic schedule, it can be tempting to eat on the go, eat too quickly, or just eat whatever food is available at the time. This can lead to a … Health & Safety

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Propane Council CEO Encourages Commitments to Clean Energy

NGT News

Following the recent commitments to clean energy solutions by multiple high-profile U.S.

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!