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What Customers Expect: Free Last Mile Shipping and Delivery


The push to e-commerce is astonishing, and demand for e-commerce within the U.S. increased 49% between March and April compared to the same period in 2019, found Adobe Analytics, reports Digital Commerce 360. Meanwhile, 90% of shoppers remain hesitant to shop in stores for the foreseeable future.

The Future of Drones is Now

Logistics Viewpoints

Over the last several years we have written about what the future of drones holds for supply chains. As technology has improved and regulations have eased, drones have increasingly made their way into the conversation around home delivery.

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Why Are Heavy Duty Truck Orders So Low In North America?

Blue Grace Logistics

The ongoing slump that had begun in October 2018 had started to affect the Class 8 truck market in early 2019.

Why Supply Chain Agility Needs to be the Next Normal

Logistics Viewpoints

The rug has been pulled out from beneath us. Doing things the same way we’ve always done them will no longer serve us, so we can’t simply put it back in its place.

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.

Build It and They Will Come…Maybe

Logistics Trends and Insights

A single online platform to manage transportation, rates, routes, payment, insurance, and documentation continues to be the mantra for 3PLs, freight forwarders, and other providers.

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2020 Cross-border Update: Even more confusion ahead

Logistics Management

COVID-19, introduction of USMCA, and added tariffs all pose hurdles to efficiency for shippers in North American trade lanes

What if they don’t return to the workplace?

Truck News

As we slowly enter the next phase of the pandemic and businesses start to reopen, some employees are refusing to return to work. They offer a number of reasons for their refusal, from a general fear of being exposed to Covid-19 to a concern about the safety of a particular workplace.

Accelerating Time to Value for 3PLs with John Golob

The Logistics of Logistics

Accelerating Time to Value for 3PLs with John Golob. John Golob and Joe Lynch discuss accelerating time to value for 3PLs implementing and onboarding new accounts. 3PLs, freight forwarders, and carriers are increasingly concerned with the timely implementation of new customers.

Making A Difference: Capital Logistics, Echo Global Logistics, & Descartes

Talking Logistics

Today’s post is part of our “Making a Difference: Supply Chains for a Better Tomorrow” series that focuses on the supply chain capabilities that will separate the leaders from the laggards in the years to come.

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!

Alliances schedule 75 blankings for Q3

Supply Chain and Logistics

We continue to see a lot of blanked voyages. Demand must not be shaping up to be very good after all, and prices just won’t stay up. What else would you expect if you make your customers guess about the … Continue reading → Logistics Managerial Econ Microeconomics Shipping Strategy Supply Chains blankings containers intermodal service transportation

How Automation is Providing Businesses with a Way to Move Forward


The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically altered the traditional business model. Companies looking to resume business are searching for ways to operate at a normal pace while maintaining new standards regarding cleanliness and social distancing.

5 Challenges to Expanding into Europe with Joe Paris

The Logistics of Logistics

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Transportation Benefits Via Smarter Packaging/Product Design (Insights from Indago Members)

Talking Logistics

A big opportunity to reduce the number of trucks required to ship products is by developing smarter packaging (see “Bubble Wrap Loses Its Pop For Logistics Cost Savings”).

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.

COVID-19 and Managed Transportation: Providers Work to Handle Shipping Volatility

Logistics Viewpoints

There are companies that have seen their shipping volumes surge during this global recession and pandemic. Many work with managed trans providers to secure capacity. This article describes the different tools managed trans providers use to secure transportation capacity.

Top 10 Last Mile Transparency Concerns Solved


Gaining better last mile transparency is essential for shippers to succeed in the Post COVID-19 world. More transparency can help companies overcome shrinking profit margins by reducing waste and ensure positive customer experiences.

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Avoiding Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt in Sales with Steve Elwell

The Logistics of Logistics

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Penske Truck Leasing Upgrades California Facility

NGT News

Penske Truck Leasing has completed upgrades to its facility in Carson, Calif., to provide maintenance and repair services for natural gas vehicles (NGVs).

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!

The Silver Lining of COVID-19: A Call for U.S. Manufacturing

Supply Chain Brain

The pandemic has offered the biggest wakeup call for American manufacturers since World War II


Last Mile Cost Control: The Supply Chain’s Inevitable 2020 Problem


It appears new technology developments and advanced systems continue to push the boundaries of efficiency in logistics, but last mile savings remain elusive. And, last mile cost control is becoming more difficult for both urban and rural deliveries to consumers and business.

Reducing Cost and Improving Transit Time for eCommerce Shipments from China with Brian Miller

The Logistics of Logistics

Reducing Cost and Improving Transit Time for eCommerce Shipments from China with Brian Miller. The post Reducing Cost and Improving Transit Time for eCommerce Shipments from China with Brian Miller appeared first on The Logistics of Logistics. Podcast

Nikola Signs Purchase Order with Nel

NGT News

Nikola Corp., a designer and manufacturer of hydrogen fueling station infrastructure, has signed a purchase order with Nel ASA for 85 MW alkaline electrolyzers supporting five of the world’s first 8 ton per day hydrogen fueling stations.

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.

Another Attempt to Produce Rare-Earth Minerals in the U.S.

Supply Chain Brain

American companies across the board are striving to reduce their dependence on China as a source of manufacturing, but one industry sector is especially keen to bring production back to the U.S.

The Growing Role of AI in Supply Chain Management


In today’s world, it isn’t really all that hard to imagine how technology is going to continue to change our lives. What’s probably harder is imagining going back to a time before technology and trying to imagine yourself adjusting to that lifestyle.

Food Logistics Launches Supply Chain Network Virtual Summit

Food Logistics

Food Logistics introduces the Supply Chain Network (SCN) Summit, a premier virtual event educating logistics professionals on critical issues impacting the supply chain industry. SCN Summit

Air Liquide Completes Equity Investment to Support Hydrogen Mobility

NGT News

Air Liquide Hydrogen Energy U.S. LLC (Air Liquide) has entered an equity stake in FirstElement Fuel Inc. FEF), a retail hydrogen station operator in California. The $12 million equity investment complements Air Liquide’s recently announced long-term hydrogen supply agreement with FEF.

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.