Sat.May 02, 2020 - Fri.May 08, 2020

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”.

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?

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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.

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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.

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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!

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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KataCon4 Keynote: The Meta-Patterns of Innovation

The Lean Thinker

Yes – the title isn’t a typo. This goes back to KataCon 4 in Atlanta. Though I had attended all of them, this was the first time I actually spoke at one.

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!

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.

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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

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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)?

The logistics of autonomous systems – the consequence of transformed logistics

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. ‘Logistics and autonomous systems – the promise of transformed logistics’ concluded that the prospective use of autonomous systems for military logistics was a matter of the imagination.

How to Ship Liquid Freight

Bulk Connection

Look around you. The paint on the wall, the condiments in the fridge, the adhesive under the carpet…just about everything you can see began inside a liquid bulk tank trailer. It’s why transporting liquid freight is so critical to today’s supply chains.

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.

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.

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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

Road to Recovery: Develop a Phased Shipping Strategy

Freight Center

Regardless of where you stand on the controversy over when and how the U.S. economy should “open up,” the fact is that the economy will eventually start to come around. It’s safe to say that we aren’t going to flip a switch and have the economy come back to its old form.

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


Co-authored by. The COVID-19 crisis has been a devastating public health crisis, and repercussions have expanded into the economy -- tipping the world into recession. This has been especially challenging for freight brokers and their carriers as freight volumes have declined.

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!