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How the Coronavirus Could Impact the U.S. Truckload Market: 2 Scenarios from Coyote’s CSO


Insight on how the COVID-19 is affecting the U.S. truckload market in the short-term, and how it could impact the market throughout 2020


Pick and Pack Process: Challenges and Optimization


The pick and pack process is one of the crucial warehouse processes that can affect your perfect order rate. Failing to optimize it will lead to delayed order fulfillment and, eventually, reduced customer satisfaction. So, in this article, we will be discussing the definition of the pick and pack process, the challenges associated with it, and some ways to optimize the process. Warehouse Operations

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In the Covid-19 fight, truck drivers are on the front lines. As always.

Truck News

It didn’t take long for the panic buying to begin. Oh, I had heard the stories about people hoarding toilet paper as news of the Covid-19 outbreak emerged. I simply laughed off such buying sprees. There was already a new package of rolls tucked into a closet at home. The reality of the situation didn’t […]. Transportation Covid-19 Newsletter

Study Unveils How D2C Upstarts are Transforming CPG Industry

Food Logistics

More than $5.5 billion was invested into CPG brands from 2015-2019, the study says. 3PL/4PL

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Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Warehouse Slotting: Low-Hanging Fruit for Labor Savings

Kane is Able

After inventory costs, labor is your biggest cost bucket in the warehouse. If you can increase efficiency on the warehouse floor, it’s realistic to drive labor costs down up to 20% – even without automation. That money drops straight to the bottom line. Labor savings are a product of reduced time and touches, and there are dozens of strategies you could pursue to achieve these objectives. But one strategy – warehouse slotting – is both under-rated and under-utilized.

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The Digitization of Customer Order Channels

Talking Logistics

If you’re a supplier, nothing makes you happier than receiving a customer order—and the more orders you get, the better. However, there are many different ways for customers to transmit those orders, from highly automated approaches to manual entry. What challenges does this create for suppliers? How can technology and digital networks streamline and automate. Read more The Digitization of Customer Order Channels.

How Logistics Companies are Responding to COVID-19 Crisis

Food Logistics

Customers have taken a number of steps to ensure that the consumer pipeline for goods is filled and customer satisfaction is protected as much as possible. Transportation

Simon Sinek – Remote Teaming Tips

The Lean Thinker

How Remote Teams Can Connect Meaningfully – Simon Sinek – March 20, 2020. We are all being pushed into the zone beyond our knowledge base right now – having to rapidly adapt and adjust to different ways of working together. This morning Craig Stritar forwarded a cool little video to me from Simon Sinek’s YouTube channel.

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Eliminate Marketing Collateral Chaos with Custom Kitting

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you were interviewing for a new job, you would dress appropriately – in effect, “package” yourself – in order to make a favorable first impression on your potential new boss. Marketing collateral is often your company’s first tangible contact with prospective customers. Shouldn’t it be attractively packaged, too? Spoiler alert: the answer is “yes.” And the best way to do that is through custom kitting. Marketing Fulfillment packaging

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.

Off to a Healthy Start, Logistics M&A Activity Could be on Hold

Logistics Trends and Insights

by Amy Wunderlin . Logistics mergers and acquisitions (M&A) were off to a good start in Q1 of 2020, following increased activity to wrap up 2019. But among Covid-19 fears, what the remainder of the year will look like remains unknown. On Monday of last week, XPO Logistics announced that it would acquire the majority of the United Kingdom-based contract logistics operations of Kuehne + Nagel, including its 75 facilities and customer base.

Top Transportation Management System (TMS) 2020 Trends


Throughout recent years, Cerasis has covered the expected trends for the use and implementation of a transportation management system (TMS), as well as the shipping industry top predictions. With the coronavirus fresh on our minds, it is time to approach the topic from a new perspective that is built on rapid sourcing and better management— More. The post Top Transportation Management System (TMS) 2020 Trends appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

[Editor’s Pick] Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update

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. This post by Transplace CEO Frank McGuigan from Transplace’s blog provides an informative overview of the current state of the transportation. Read more [Editor’s Pick] Letter from the CEO: Coronavirus Market Update.

What the Coronavirus Pandemic Means for Global Supply Chains


It all began in late December 2019 when the World Health Organization was informed of several cases of severe pneumonia in Wuhan, China. The strain was subsequently named Coronavirus (COVID-19), and since then, it has spread like wildfire across the world. What was once thought to only be an issue in China is now a global pandemic, with thousands infected and a huge majority of businesses forced to close down their offices or suspend operations indefinitely.

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!

Major Considerations for Chemical Warehousing

SIPMM Professional Publications

While the use of various chemicals in experimental research is essential, it is also important to safely store and maintain them as a part of the Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) program. The properties of chemicals and their reactivity vary broadly and if chemicals are not managed, stored, and labeled properly, they can have harmful […]. The post Major Considerations for Chemical Warehousing appeared first on SIPMM INSTITUTE. Publication Logistics

Prologis report examines impact of coronavirus on logistics real estate

Logistics Management

The wide-ranging report provides myriad takeaways of the current situation, with a working thesis that coronavirus presents risks to economic growth that would likewise affect real estate in the near term, coupled with significant disruptions, to a magnitude, or levels, that are clearly unknown

Force Majeure in the Time of Coronavirus

Talking Logistics

“Love in the Time of Cholera” is one of my favorite books by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Force Majeure in the Time of Coronavirus” is still being written, but even though it won’t be as entertaining as Marquez’s book, it will be an important read for supply chain and logistics professionals. Supply chain partners commonly allocate. Read more Force Majeure in the Time of Coronavirus. The post Force Majeure in the Time of Coronavirus appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

FreightCenter Takes Care of You During COVID-19

Freight Center

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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!

How UWT is Responding to COVID-19

United World Transporation

As we manage the uncertainty that the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) is causing in nearly all areas of our lives, the globe is facing unprecedented challenges. The spread of the virus has already had an impact on the domestic freight market due to supply chain disruptions and shifting consumer patterns.

Top Warehouse KPIs to Succeed in 2020


Key performance indicators (KPIs) provide an invaluable way to judge the efficacy of operations, determine opportunities for improvement, improve customer experiences, and better manage supply chain functions, including warehouse management. Supply chain leaders that wish to remain proactive to risks of disruption and improve operations through 2020 and beyond need to understand the top warehouse KPIs and More.

‘We drive on’: A week in the pandemic, from truck stops, picks and drops, to home

Overdrive Online

Long Haul Paul Marhoefer on trucking through a national emergency over the spread of the new coronavirus: "For now, at least, in the words of Bill Weaver, 'we drive on.' A veteran trucker. gave a simple piece of practical advice -- well worthy of print, I'd say: 'Carry your own pen.'". Uncategorized coronavirus politics recession social distancing

Europe Increasingly Turns to CNG, LNG

NGT News

The Natural & Bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe) has released statistics and numbers about gas vehicle registrations and fueling station development in 2019. The statistics not only show continuously growing sales of compressed natural gas (CNG) and especially liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled vehicles, but also the growth of corresponding fueling infrastructure. While there […]. The post Europe Increasingly Turns to CNG, LNG appeared first on NGT News.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

[Video] Competing On Carrier Experience

Talking Logistics

Ben Schuchart, VP of Operations at Schneider Transportation Management, and Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO of Trucker Tools, discuss what it means to compete on carrier experience and how technology enables it. The post [Video] Competing On Carrier Experience appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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Coronavirus is Disrupting Indian Industry

Logistics Viewpoints

While the impact of coronavirus on Indian industry has so far been moderate, India’s extremely high import dependence on China means there are significant ramifications for Indian industry. Of the top 20 products that India imports from around the world, the average Chinese share is close to 30 percent. Sectors in India that have been are impacted by the coronavirus in China include shipping, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, electronics, textiles, and solar power.

What Can Freight Forwarding Learn from Airbnb? – A guest post from Container xChange


Would you ever google “accommodation Barcelona” or ask strangers on Facebook for a place to stay ahead of a weekend getaway? Of course, you wouldn’t because it would be hard to trust the results or advice from strangers. Airbnb exists for precisely this reason. It creates trust through guaranteeing payments and providing ratings, reviews and pictures of the place you’re about to rent. . But finding partners in container logistics is broken.

Where’s a trucker supposed to eat?

Overdrive Online

Manageable (dining restrictions on the road) and not-so-manageable (freight drying up in segments) problems, with independent owner-operator Erick Engbarth of North Carolina and Illinois-based Bob Stanton, who sees a potential path forward to safely exempting truck-stop restaurants from lockdown orders. COVID-19 Uncategorized Bob Stanton coronavirus diners Erick Engbarth Illinois restaurants social distancing truck stops

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.