Sat.Apr 25, 2020 - Fri.May 01, 2020

Collaborative Logistics is the Only Way Forward for the Industry

Cerasis

Collaborative logistics is the future (and the now) of successful, risk-managed logistics and supply chain management. There is no greater demand than what market forces, competitors, and Black Swan supply chain events 3PLs and freight brokers have to meet the challenges shippers face.

Weathering the COVID-19 Crisis: The Role of Market Intelligence and Transportation Management Systems

Talking Logistics

Transportation professionals are used to dealing with exceptions, as well as navigating the ebbs and flows of the transportation market. But the current COVID-19 crisis, to borrow a phrase from the movie Spinal Tap, turns the dial to 11. How are shippers weathering this current crisis?

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Because They Said So:  The Challenge of Retail Compliance

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

There are some books that we all enjoy reading. There are others that we have to read, whether we want to or not. Retailers’ routing guides and vendor manuals definitely fit into that second category. Multi Channel Fulfillment

How to Solve the Empty Container Repositioning Problem after COVID-19

MTS Logistics

Container shipping transports manufactured goods, semi-manufactured goods, and raw materials around the world. There are always uncertain situations that the shipping industry faces. The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the biggest uncertainties for the shipping industry in recent times.

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 to Profit from B2C Last Mile Deliveries

Logistics Trends and Insights

Overall, UPS Q1 2020 earnings were not that bad given the circumstances. Total revenue increased 5.1% while net income declined a little over 13% and adjusted net income down 17%. But it was the shift in volumes, 70% B2C in March, that caught our attention.

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If Multi-sourcing is a Best Practice, Why Are so Few Companies Doing It?

Logistics Viewpoints

Because of the pandemic, risk management surrounding sourcing has become top of mind. One best practice in this area is to identify and qualify alternate suppliers. Companies need to ensure they have alternate sources of supply that can ramp up to the volumes needed.

TriumphPay Is Coming To Trinity Logistics

Trinity Logistics

In the midst of this unprecedented time, we recognize the struggles that our dedicated carriers are faced with, which is why beginning May 26, 2020, Trinity Logistics will be permanently reducing our QuickPay fees and making the move to the TriumphPay platform.

Understanding the Issue of Supply Chain Fragmentation

Shipchain

Global supply chains are growing and transcending traditional borders. As businesses continue to expand, outsource, and enter new markets, supply chains will continue to increase in complexity.

Application Integration and Social Distancing

Talking Logistics

COVID-19 is the largest crisis in recent history, impacting us all economically, physically, socially and politically. Everyone will play a role in helping our world achieve a new normal.

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!

Reconfiguring the Automotive Post Pandemic Supply Chain

Logistics Trends and Insights

The year started off promising for the automotive industry however, like everything in its path, the coronavirus pandemic has dealt a cruel blow to the industry. For example, in terms of domestic sales, February was the worst month in Chinese automotive history, plummeting 80% year-over-year.

Last Mile Visibility: Why It’s Not Really Changing Much Post COVID-19

Cerasis

The throes of COVID-19 remain an unprecedented challenge for supply chain management. However, the traditional concerns of efficiency within the supply chain continue to set the standard for operational efficiency.

Logistics Planning Crucial to Smooth Warehouse Start-up Projects

Kane is Able

Back in 2005, the Tyler Texas Area Builders Association built a large home from the ground up in less than 3 hours. At the time, it set a record. Here's the video. It was a promotional effort to publicize the Association, but the overarching message was the importance of planning.

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WMS Market Update – Seeing the Forest Through the Trees

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC develops an annual market study on the global WMS market. Incorporating the business impact of the coronavirus outbreak and the “Great Lockdown” into this year’s WMS market forecast increases the complexity and elevates the uncertainty of the forecasting process.

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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.

Consultant Insight: Mixed results from Memphis and Louisville express hubs

Logistics Trends and Insights

(Originally published in Air Cargo World ). Cathy Roberson, Contributing Editor, Cargo Facts ConsultingApril 24, 2020 Airports, ExpressCathy Roberson, Cargo Facts Consulting senior consultant and Air Cargo World columnist.

How to Improve Last Mile Service With Better Trucker Relationships

Cerasis

Last mile service might have finally reached a point where it is more important than even freight delivery to the brick-and-mortar stores.

DHL Express opens up new Nashville-based service center

Logistics Management

Global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL Express said this week it plans to invest $5.3 million to relocate and expand its Nashville, Tenn.-based based service center.

Feel Good Friday: Celebrating A Milestone from Home

Freight Center

This is a special post for us! We’re highlighting how one of our own FreightCenter team member’s family is celebrating their graduating high school senior in a fun, cool way. Just like many other families, people are trying to find creative ways to celebrate milestones while social distancing.

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.

Digital Transformation in Retail

Logistics Viewpoints

A few months ago, I attended the ARC Advisory Group’s Industry Forum in Orlando. While I was there, I had the opportunity to sit down and interview a few ARC analysts including Craig Resnick, Harry Forbes, Inderpreet Shoker, and Jim Frazier.

Kuehne + Nagel’s Financial Strength Will Position the Company for Market Share Gain in 2020

Logistics Trends and Insights

“The coronavirus pandemic is an immense global challenge. Industrial production and trade volumes weakened significantly.

Note To CEOs: Stop taking your supply chain for granted!

Logistics Management

“My C-Level execs need to hear this!” Such was one shipper’s response I received after publishing a recent Two Minute Warning about how too many executives take their supply chains for granted.

Spending too much time on data crunching, not enough on resilient planning decisions? You’re not alone.

AIMMS

Supply chain data is critical to the planning function. Our recent Planning Maturity Assessment shows that 4 5 % of organizations are satisfied with their data quality, to some degree. 31% a neither satisfied nor dissatisfied. 21 % are dissatisfied , and 3% are very dissatisfied.

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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.

Powerful Reactions: Omnichannel Responds Well in a Crisis

Logistics Viewpoints

By February, omnichannel retailers were responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, closing stores and factories in China, and reallocating inventory to still-active markets to mitigate the pandemic’s initial impact.

When Will Blockchain Be Ready for the Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Brain

At a time when supply chains are fracturing as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic, is blockchain the solution

Global Hydrogen Launches New Fuel Cell Standards Website

NGT News

The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA) has launched the centralized, global tracker of hydrogen and fuel cell regulations, codes and standards, FuelCellStandards.com, is live and publicly available to all U.S. and international stakeholders in the hydrogen and fuel cells community.

Seafarers – We Need You, We Hear You, We Support You!

Shipping and Freight Resource

Image: Mission to Seafarers. Imagine leaving your loved ones, boarding a ship (for what you thought was a specified time) and now, not knowing when you will be able to return.

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!