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Consolidation the saving grace for container lines in a ‘new competitive landscape’

The LoadStar

Shipping lines have realised the benefits of consolidation during the coronavirus crisis, with the sector seeing a “new competitive landscape”. According to Lars Jensen, CEO of SeaIntelligence Consulting, carriers’ ability to control capacity is better than ever, since there are now only “seven or eight” global carriers and just three alliances on the deepsea trades. “In In the three months impacted by the virus, demand has dropped, in some cases 20%-30%, and the.

When to Invest in Warehouse Technology


As warehouse digitalization gains traction, a number of doubts and queries gather around it. Is it the right time to adopt a warehouse technology ? Would it bring a value or competitive advantage to the business? Are there any risks associated with adopting this new technology? Is this technology mature enough or not?

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Last Mile Communications Depend on Data and Technology


Everyone is looking for a better way to manage last mile logistics. Even freight forwarders suffer from limited communications in the last mile. Seasonality, volatility in the markets, rising fees, and other issues affect the profitability in the last mile, requiring more transparency into the costs of final mile logistics. While not necessarily a container,read More. The post Last Mile Communications Depend on Data and Technology appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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Contactless Delivery: Because Paperless Is No Longer Enough

Talking Logistics

Among other things, supply chain digital transformation is about eliminating waste from the value chain. This includes eliminating manual and paper-based business processes, which remains prevalent in many logistics and delivery operations. Processing paper documents is time consuming and labor intensive; it also contributes to the data quality problem that continues to plague many companies. Read more Contactless Delivery: Because Paperless Is No Longer Enough.

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Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

Target Acquires Deliv’s Technology but Can It Surpass Amazon?

Logistics Trends and Insights

There have been a few cracks to emerge at Amazon including increased costs, recent delays in last-mile delivery, and in other areas but is there any company that is able to surpass Amazon? We asked Twitter followers this question and we received quite the response as well as commentary. Before we delve into the results, a quick note to acknowledge the limitations of Twitter surveys such as four responses. We were not able to include ‘none of the above’ as an option.

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Beer, Wine and Liquor – The Alcoholic Beverage Industry During Covid-19


Social distancing has redefined business operations and everyday life throughout the country. Companies are changing their traditional business models to adapt to rules and regulations put in place to keep customers safe. Those that remain open or are starting to reopen are adapting to significant changes in consumer buying habits. One of these significant consumer […]. The post Beer, Wine and Liquor – The Alcoholic Beverage Industry During Covid-19 appeared first on Kuebix.

Worker Safety: Decontamination Robots to the Rescue

Logistics Viewpoints

Workers across many industries don't feel safe during this pandemic. Autonomous mobile robots emitting UV light can help kill COVID-19 microbes and keep workers safe. The post Worker Safety: Decontamination Robots to the Rescue appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Supply Chain Risk Management Sustainability worker safety

Building a High Growth, Customer Focused 3PL with Betsy Westhafer

The Logistics of Logistics

Betsy Westhafer and Joe Lynch are discussing the strategies logistics companies can use to have deeper, more focused relationships with their customers and to utilize those relationships for company growth. Betsy is the CEO of The Congruity Group and has years of experience in helping other companies improve their customer focus. Today, she’ll outline the strategies your company needs to adopt for success today. About Betsy Westhafer.

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Blanking voyages masks real impact of Covid

Supply Chain and Logistics

Spot rates for container shipping are staying up, but only because ocean carriers continue to blank voyages big time. If you were shipping and you feared your voyage would be blanked, what would you do? You would be prepared to … Continue reading → Managerial Econ Microeconomics Shipping Supply Chains container shipping economics intermodal transport ocean shipping pricing

The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

Meta-Patterns: Thoughts for Discussion

The Lean Thinker

I’ll be sending out the Zoom meeting link this (Wednesday) afternoon (May 6, 2020) for the Thursday (11 am Pacific) open discussion on the Meta-Patterns of Innovation. Wright Brothers’ Experiments with the 1901 Glider. For those who only got email on the original post, this is a direct link to the video I was referencing: [link]. There are still lots of spots for anyone who is interested.

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Applying The Hard Lessons of COVID-19 to Build a More Resilient Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to reexamine so much of what society took for granted before the virus outbreak. What lessons have we learned to date that will prepare us when the next crisis hits? It’s a critical question for those of us in the industry. The pandemic completely exposed the world’s dependence upon a highly complex, fragmented and inefficient global supply chain.

Understanding Your Sales Personality with Ryan Schreiber and Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

Understanding Your Sales Personality with Ryan Schreiber and Ann Holm. Joe Lynch is joined by Ann Holm and Ryan Schreiber to discuss sales personality type. When you understand your sales personality type it enables you to play to your strengths and account for your blind spots. Knowing your individual sales personality type leads to greater self-awareness, a starting point for self-improvement activities, and better sales results. About Ryan Schreiber.

Battling Medical Device and Equipment Supply Chain Disruptions During Covid-19


Medical devices and equipment are tantamount to tactical gear and weaponry in the war against Covid-19. Without the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) like disposable gloves, masks and gowns, our healthcare workers are entering the battlefield without the assets they need for success. It’s not only PPE and products like ventilators that are essential during […]. The post Battling Medical Device and Equipment Supply Chain Disruptions During Covid-19 appeared first on Kuebix.

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

COVID-19 Survival Guide: How to lead your brokerage through this crisis


Co-authored by Ryan Schreiber and Anthony Sutardja. Ryan is the Director of Engagement at CarrierDirect, a transportation strategy consulting firm. A nthony is CEO at Parade, a freight technology company providing the industry-leading capacity management platform. The COVID-19 crisis has been a devastating public health crisis, and repercussions have expanded into the economy -- tipping the world into recession.

Blue Yonder ICON: Supply Chains Can Save the World

Logistics Viewpoints

As an analyst at ARC Advisory Group, this is normally my busy travel time of the year. Along with my colleagues Steve Banker and Clint Reiser, I am usually attending a number of industry and customer events across the country. However, this year things are very different; coronavirus is pushing these events to online virtual affairs. Yesterday, I attended Day 1 of Blue Yonder ICON and DEVCON, the company’s virtual user conference initially scheduled to […].

A Better Way to Reach Your Target Market with Tom Augenthaler

The Logistics of Logistics

Joe Lynch is joined by Tom Augenthaler , founder of 551 Media LLC and The Influence Marketer. They’ll be discussing how to effectively use influencer marketing to boost your company’s growth and form better relationships with your customers. About Tom Augenthaler. Tom grew up in Long Island and studied finance at Gettysburg College. Finding himself unfulfilled by the world of finance, Tom went on to study American English Language at Harvard before entering the PR industry.

Editor’s Pick: Serve Customers With a Personalized Supply Chain

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 John Richardson from Transportation Insight’s blog makes the case for creating personalized supply chains. Consumers have steadily been. Read more Editor’s Pick: Serve Customers With a Personalized Supply Chain.

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.

COVID-19 Survival Guide: How to lead your brokerage through this crisis


Co-authored by Ryan Schreiber ,and Anthony Sutardja. Ryan is the Director of Engagement at CarrierDirect , a transportation strategy consulting firm. A,nthony is CEO at ,Parade ,, a freight technology company providing the industry-leading capacity management platform.

How far has the digital supply chain advanced?

Logistics Management

Supply chain experts and analysts say how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go down the path to complete digitalization of the supply chain

Control Towers for Supply Chain Orchestration

SIPMM Professional Publications

McKinsey & Company in 2015 reported that 80% of the goods (compared to 20% today) would be manufactured in a country different from where they would be consumed. In 2020, this prediction has proven to be accurate. There are lots of global events that have impacted supply chains in 2019 through 2020. Nationalization and COVID-19 […]. The post Control Towers for Supply Chain Orchestration appeared first on SIPMM | Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management.

The Missing Chief Supply Chain Officer: Insights from Indago Members

Talking Logistics

A few weeks ago, we asked our Indago members a simple question: Does your company have a Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO)? Only 21% of our member respondents said their companies have a CSCO; an additional 38%, however, said that their companies have a supply chain executive with comparable C-level role and responsibility. In short, Read more The Missing Chief Supply Chain Officer: Insights from Indago Members.

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.

NW Natural Expands Loan Program with Hybrid Trucks

NGT News

NW Natural has expanded its free truck loan program by adding a powerful, high-mileage and low-emission Class 8 truck for long and heavy hauls. The company is adding this new generation of compressed natural gas (CNG) and hybrid electric technology so fleet operators can experience the vehicle during a short-term, no-cost demo period. In the […]. The post NW Natural Expands Loan Program with Hybrid Trucks appeared first on NGT News.

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How to restart operations after coronavirus shock: A logistics perspective

Logistics Management

The COVID-19 crisis is a human tragedy with almost 50% of the world’s population locked down and many lives at risk. It’s also an unprecedented real-life stress test for operations and supply chains

What Supply Chain Data Should I Track in 2020?


Supply chain data management requires attention to detail and a mechanism in place that provides analytics, or insights, to gain actionable knowledge. Risk exists around data when it is incorrectly or inaccurately collected and shared. To ensure your organization applies data correctly and generates meaningful KPIs, supply chain leaders must know the challenges of data tracking, how it More. The post What Supply Chain Data Should I Track in 2020?

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Celebrating Authorized Agents: The Platinum Agent Designation

Trinity Logistics

Trinity Logistics has a long history of celebrating the successes of our Authorized Agents – through sales awards, trips, and celebratory events. There is one award that encompasses all those rewards into one! The Platinum Agent designation. The Agent Division of Trinity awards the Platinum Agent title to one of our Authorized Agent offices that have worked hard to excel in their field. Authorized Agents are acknowledged based on a system where they earn points.

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!