Sat.Jul 04, 2020 - Fri.Jul 10, 2020

Lean on a 3PL to avoid warehouse staffing challenges

Kanban Logistics

For many shippers and manufacturers, warehouse staffing has long been a major supply chain challenge. This challenge has been complicated even further by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it may also be a challenge that you no longer need to deal with. In this article, we’ll examine 4 labor-related benefits that come with entrusting your warehousing operations to a third-party logistics provider (3PL). How 3PLs can help with warehouse staffing.

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How Corona has Changed Shopping Behaviour

Freight Hub

As a result of the corona pandemic, consumers are increasingly shopping online and want to continue to do so. Retailers who do not set up an online offering now won’t be able to compete in the future. Competition in e-commerce is becoming tougher, so new ways of marketing are necessary. The Covid 19 pandemic has completely disrupted the retail trade. Closed shops, compulsory masks and fear of infection have led many consumers to shop online more often.


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What are non tariff barriers?


Non tariff barrier definition A non tariff barrier is used to control and restrict specific cross border trade activities without the imposition of import duty. Trade activities affected by non tariff barriers can include import and export of goods, trade in services and investments. Countries can employ various non tariff barriers such as : Sanctions Embargoes Bans Quotas Licensing controls Regulatory requirements What are a few non tariff barrier examples to illustrate the above?

How Does the Shipping of Automotive Parts Work?

GoShip Blog

Whether you are a car owner, a seller or buyer of equipment, or an auto business owner, you know that shipping in this industry can be tough. Automotive parts are items of different size, shape, weight, and cost. They require very careful handling. That’s why shipping automotive parts can be troublesome. Finding the right shipping solution and a taking some useful tips can help you create a successful shipping process. Choosing the right shipping mode.

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New Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design

Many companies are looking to redesign their supply chain network to lower costs, improve service levels and reduce risks in the new year. To do this, teams are finding that they need to perform network assessments more regularly and in-house. Scenario modeling is emerging as a key capability. To help you start 2021 strong, we updated our popular Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software with research insights and learnings.

Disruption: COVID-19 vs. Regular Supply Chain Disturbances

Morai Logistics

Supply chains are experiencing significant disruption as a result of COVID-19, but how does this disruption compare with others? . If these last few months have shown anything, it’s that COVID-19 has not been a regular disruption for supply chains. Supply chains, even very well prepared ones, are going to face impediments every once in a while. They are something to anticipate and quickly overcome. This pandemic hasn’t simply been a singular obstacles to address.

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The Ongoing Convergence of 3PL and TMS Business Models

Talking Logistics

What is a third-party logistics provider (3PL)? What is a transportation management system (TMS)? For more than 20 years, I’ve been exploring those questions, and over the years, the answers have continued to evolve. As I wrote last year in “Putting Community In TMS: Enabling The Network Effect In Transportation Management,” and in a follow-up. Read more The Ongoing Convergence of 3PL and TMS Business Models.

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What Are Omnichannel Reverse Logistics?


In the omnichannel world, keeping track of the various forms of logistics is complicated at best. Omnichannel implies a need for seamless shopping experience across online and physical interactions, and that functionality must transcend all devices, browsers, and other options for shopping. The complexity continues to grow, and as customers grow more accustomed to More. The post What Are Omnichannel Reverse Logistics? appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

What Does FreightWaves Do with Dooner

The Logistics of Logistics

What Does FreightWaves Do with Dooner. Tim Dooner and Joe Lynch discuss the topic, What does FreightWaves do. FreightWaves is a freight industry leader in data and analytics, logistics industry news and commentary. As one of FreightWaves’ leading voices, Dooner shares his interesting and spirited insights on FreightWaves, podcasting, careers and content marketing. About Dooner. Dooner is the Director of Audio and an On-Air Host at FreightWaves.

7 Reasons to Use a Los Angeles Warehouse for West Coast Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Mention the term “West Coast fulfillment” and the name Los Angeles won’t be far behind – and understandably so. Now the country’s second-largest city, it features an outstanding combination of eCommerce advantages, not to mention some close-to-perfect weather. Top Fulfillment Locations Fulfillment Operations

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.

Investing in Warehouse Automation? Who Isn’t.

Logistics Viewpoints

Warehouse automation is becoming an increasingly desirable option for fufifllment operations. And investments in these technologies are top of mind for today's logistics executives.Our research indicates that both well-established technologies and emerging technologies are currently being considered to varying degrees. More specifically, practitioners. The post Investing in Warehouse Automation? Who Isn’t. appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

What to Keep in Mind When Managing a Chemical Supply Chain


The chemical industry faces a unique set of challenges regarding safety in their logistics operations. The transportation of chemicals requires next-level care and expertise as it deals with sensitive and potentially dangerous materials. Errors in shipping chemicals that are hazardous can have serious consequences. While logistics operations are typically intricate by default, shippers and manufacturers […].

SCN Summit -- Navigating Business Amid COVID-19

Food Logistics

Find out how the supply chain and logistics industry navigates business and operations during a global pandemic in our next Supply Chain Network (SCN) Summit series, scheduled for July 28. Warehousing

What Is Reverse Logistics’ Role in 2020 Supply Chain Trends


As customers continue to shop online through the remainder of the year, the demand on reverse logistics—particularly the process of managing returns—will skyrocket. It’s the same story; customers want more and more. And, it’s time for businesses to really consider the facts. The global reverse logistics market is forecast to hit US$603.90 billion by 2025,read More. The post What Is Reverse Logistics’ Role in 2020 Supply Chain Trends appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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.

Medtronic’s Digital Twin Journey

Logistics Viewpoints

Medtronic MDT has been engaged in a digital transformation. This includes building out a digital twin of their end-to-end supply chain to make it easier for people to make better and faster supply chain decisions. The company has built a data lake to feed LLamasoft’s Supply Chain Analytics Platform,, to create their supply chain digital twin. The solution has already been rolled out to support distribution flow path analyses. The solution allows them to make […].

Two Important Questions for Transportation Executives

Talking Logistics

For many companies, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their transportation operations has been one of two extremes: a large (unexpected) surge in shipments and capacity demand or a huge (unexpected) decrease in both. The current situation underscores two important questions transportation and logistics executives have to address, today more than ever: How do. Read more Two Important Questions for Transportation Executives.

SCN Summit’s Supply Chain Threats Presentations Now On-Demand

Food Logistics

From widespread pandemics to Mother Nature to everything in between, these industry experts detail how companies can protect their supply chains from the unknown—and the unpredictable. Risk/Compliance

DOE Selects Projects to Accelerate Adoption of Biofuels

NGT News

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected seven projects – totaling $1.94 million – to conduct research and development to accelerate the adoption of performance-advantaged biofuel blendstocks. These fuels are derived from renewable feedstocks, and can deliver exceptional efficiency with low emissions. The seven projects will leverage National Laboratory capabilities as part of the […].

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.

Editor’s Choice: Never Normal is the New Normal

Logistics Viewpoints

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This week’s blog comes from Oracle, and examines how the global supply chain responds to turmoil. Disruptions can come in many sizes. From those smaller, everyday disruptions of machines going down, unexpected orders, suppliers missing, or shorting shipments – issues businesses deal with every day, every week, every month. […].

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How Chargebacks in the Retail Industry Work and What Can You Do About Them?

West Coast and California Logistics

All major retailers issue chargeback penalties for non-compliant shipments from their suppliers. The specific penalties are explicitly laid out in each retailer’s routing guide and range from, in our experience, about 1% to 5% of a supplier’s gross invoice amount. For example, Walmart’s On-Time in Full program charges 3% of item value for products that are late or missing. Vendor Compliance Chargebacks

Understanding the Role of Analytics in Reverse Logistics


Analytics can be used to improve operations throughout the entire supply chain, but the role of analytics is often applied to warehouse operations and forward logistics. In other words, analytics are associated with today’s warehouses and supply chains in the direction of a supplier to customer. However, reverse logistics can benefit from analytics as More. The post Understanding the Role of Analytics in Reverse Logistics appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

Chesapeake Utilities, CleanBay Renewables Partner to Produce RNG

NGT News

Chesapeake Utilities Corp. has entered a new partnership with CleanBay Renewables Inc., an enviro-tech company focused on the production of sustainable renewable natural gas (RNG), which will generate greenhouse gas credits associated with vehicular usage, and provide Chesapeake Utilities the opportunity to bring additional RNG to its Delmarva operations. Under the arrangement, Chesapeake Utilities Corp. […].

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.

31st Annual State of Logistics: Resilience put to the test

Logistics Management

As we roll through 2020, logistics managers are fending off COVID-19 worries and adapting to the new realities. However, a new report warns against single-sourced supply chains and cites the need for more flexibility in adjustments to economic upheavals

L.I.NK.: GS1 Exec Angela Fernandez, Nolan Transportation's Ian Hess Debunk Visibility Myths

Food Logistics

Executives from nonprofit GS1 and Nolan Transportation talk to associate editor Brielle Jaekel about visibility in the supply chain. Transportation

5 Things You Should Consider before Writing a Supply Chain Policy


A supply chain can make or break your business. In eCommerce, for example, slow delivery of products is one of the most important growth barriers that often lead to being outcompeted. In fact, it’s also in the top five reasons why people choose to abandon a product in the shopping cart in an online More. The post 5 Things You Should Consider before Writing a Supply Chain Policy appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Supply Chain Supply Chain Policy

Getting to Know Bulk Connection: Freight Agents

Bulk Connection

In our ongoing feature, we will periodically profile the men and women who make Bulk Connection a trusted freight partner. In this article, Charles Kilzer, Director of Business Development, talks about Bulk Connection’s freight agents and how they add value for our customers. Bulk Transportation Freight Brokerage

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!