Sat.May 16, 2020 - Fri.May 22, 2020

Food Freight Costs: The Challenges & Solutions to Reign in Traditional High Freight Costs

MercuryGate

Food freight costs continue to climb in response to market demand. Regardless of what the economy does, food will always be an in-demand item. However, the costs of moving food are increasing, and those costs will only wax as companies look to improve the convenience factor.

Hazmat warehousing: Is your 3PL audit-ready?

West Coast and California Logistics

When you partner with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider for chemical and hazmat warehousing, there’s a lot to consider during the vetting process. Among other steps, you’ll want to take a tour of the facility, interview management and associates, and ask for referrals.

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Amazon, FedEx, and UPS Prepare for the Post COVID World

Logistics Viewpoints

On Monday, my home state of Massachusetts announced the official details regarding the state’s four-phase plan to re-open the economy during the coronavirus pandemic. Phase 1 comes in a two-wave approach, with some business opening immediately and others opening on May 25.

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US Imports Drop as Canceled Sailings Increase

ShipLilly

Container lines are giving the world an economic window into the future of land-based cargo flow across the United States. This window gives a sense of the inevitability of post-pandemic hardships much the same as the inevitability of taxes and death.

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.

4 Warehouse Automation Technologies That Are Transforming the Industry

Cyzerg

In recent years, new warehouse automation technologies are gaining momentum because of the need to optimize labor time and reduce operating and order fulfillment costs.

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Feel Good Friday: Refreshments for Delivery Drivers

Freight Center

It has been really inspiring to share the stories that we have come across about people and businesses doing some great things to support those on the front lines.

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Retail Fulfillment Tips to Boost Your Omnichannel Strategy

Cerasis

Today’s consumers are more connected than ever before. Customers have several channels to make a purchase, such as online or mobile, bought in a store, a combination of the two, known as buy-online, pick-up in-store (BOPIS), or any other channel to purchase offered by the retailer.

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Upgrading to One Integrated Suite for all Logistics Operations with Naval Sabharwal

The Logistics of Logistics

Naval Sabharwal and Joe Lynch discuss why using one integrated suite for all logistics operations is the best approach for driving logistics and supply chain efficiency and effectiveness. Utilizing fragmented systems limits logistics companies from fully leveraging the data in their systems.

Looking for a 3PL in New Jersey?  Advantages of a Cranbury, NJ Warehouse Add Up

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re looking for 3PL eCommerce support in the Northeast, you’re not alone. With concerns about the Coronavirus still going strong, online shopping has become a lifesaver for many consumers across the country, especially those who want to purchase non-essentials.

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!

Railroad Carloads Plummet

Supply Chain and Logistics

This nice essay from Escalation Consultants, delivered on 5/21/2020, shows very large decreases in rail carloads after mid-March of 2020, approaching 30% for most carriers. Only Union Pacific is down by only 18%. Another graph shows the differences by commodity.

Transportation of Goods in a Changed World

Kuebix

The Covid-19 pandemic has altered every aspect of both small and large businesses for the foreseeable future. Supply chains throughout the country are adapting to changes in demand and new rules and regulations.

The 5 Billion Dollar Overcharge with Steve Ferreira

The Logistics of Logistics

The 5 Billion Dollar Overcharge with Steve Ferreira. Steve Ferreira and Joe Lynch discuss the 5 billion dollar overcharge which refers to the amount that ocean shippers are overcharged every year.

Digital Transformation in the Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Digitalization is accelerating the pace of business and transforming global supply chains.

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.

Unblanking and blanking

Supply Chain and Logistics

Blanking voyages has turned into unblanking. Ocean carriers try to match supply with demand on a precise basis, to cut losses. That is a proven technique in industries where you can also vary inventory. But voyages are time-sensitive, and result … Continue reading →

10 Most Effective Tips for Optimizing Your Supply Chain

Cerasis

Supply chains are complex ecosystems of people, tools, and strategies that are getting increasingly difficult to manage efficiently. With so many stakeholders involved in the process, only a comprehensive supply chain management plan can help you improve business results in the long run.

Securing the First, Middle and Last Mile with Andrew Kelley

The Logistics of Logistics

Securing the First, Middle and Last Mile with Andrew Kelley. Andrew Kelley and Joe Lynch discuss securing the first, middle and last mile. As supply chains evolve, the need for secure asset transfer increases for both consumers and business to business applications. About Andrew Kelley.

Can Walmart Surpass Amazon?

Logistics Trends and Insights

No, they can not and nor should they even try. Instead, they have an opportunity to reinvent the omnichannel space that Amazon has yet to fully take advantage. “It It is a big advantage being an omnichannel retailer and I think that is showing right now.”.

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!

Anything but Frosty: Cold Chain Logistics Industry Sees Growth

Food Logistics

Here’s how technological capabilities, government regulations and ever-changing consumer demands transform the growth in 3PLs. 3PL/4PL

Top Quarterly Blogs: Food Industry

Trinity Logistics

Our quarterly industry focus was on the food industry. We researched your current challenges in logistics and found solutions. Out of all the blogs posted, these three were our most read. If you missed out on reading any of them, simply click on the headlines below!

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FedEx and Microsoft partner up for supply chain collaboration

Logistics Management

10 Primary Challenges in Managing Final Mile Distribution

Cerasis

When delivering goods, trust between shipper, customer, and driver is crucial. In order to keep the trust of everyone involved, the final mile distribution must be on point. If not, there may be consequences, including lost customers and even the potential for legal action.

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.

Lightning Systems Receives bp Reaccreditation

NGT News

Lightning Systems, a developer of zero-emission powertrains, has received reaccreditation under bp’s Advancing Low Carbon (ALC) program. The ALC program was created by bp to encourage bp and its partners to identify lower carbon opportunities.

Impact of COVID-19: Insights from Indago Supply Chain Members

Talking Logistics

This time of the year, I’m usually on the road delivering keynote presentations at industry conferences. But with all in-person events cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, I am at home like everybody else.

Near Term Forecasting powered by AI

Logistics Viewpoints

One thing that I find interesting in the AI movement is the creative use of data and algorithms to solve old problems in a new way or to solve new problems.

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How COVID-19 Is Impacting Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Supply Chain Brain

Out of the coronavirus pandemic will emerge a new digital society status quo — one that will accelerate major technological advances that are already underway

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.