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Debunking 7 Common Outsourcing and Fulfillment Myths

Ship Monk

It’s true: outsourcing and fulfillment can be pretty tough subjects to tackle. Misconceptions spread fast, and, before you know it, you’re left with an incomplete and sometimes confusing picture — and not in a Picasso sort of way.

Shipment Tracking: Reasons Why Supply Chain Visibility Keeps Customer Experience on Track


The world of shipping, transportation, and shipment tracking has changed a lot over the last five years, but nothing compares to the changes 2020 has seen. According to John Koetsier of Forbes , e-commerce advanced to the tune of six years within six months.


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3 Ways Logistics Automation & Chatbots Are Reducing Operational Costs

RPA Labs

Logistics automation has been taking the transportation and shipping industry by storm as renewed focus and interest in computer software and automated machinery grow omnipotent. These automation options are commonly found in warehouse or distribution centers, freight forwarders and carriers, modern supply chain networks, and enterprise logistics and tracking platforms. And now they’re evolving as robotic process automation becomes the new standard for intuitive systems. .

What Level of Automated eCommerce Fulfillment Makes Sense?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

An ongoing logistics labor shortage and a year of pandemic-related supply chain disruptions have left many retail and eCommerce businesses wishing for more automated eCommerce fulfillment.

New Supply Chain Design Software Benefits Calculator

Curious how much can you potentially save by optimizing your supply chain network? Our benefits calculator helps you find out.

Shippers, brokers square off over ocean carrier tariff prices

Supply Chain and Logistics

This article shows the extreme confusion generated by the extra charges and rapidly fluctuating shipping rates with ocean carriers. Everyone is annoyed to say the least. The essence of contracting is being disrupted by these surcharges. Brokers are caught in … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping brokers ocean shipping regulation

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States with the worst traffic and highways, ranked

Overdrive Online

A new report reveals which U.S. states have the worst traffic and road conditions as the debate over highway funding and infrastructure rages in Washington. Regulations


‘Painful mess’: I-40 bridge closure costing trucking industry $1M daily

The Supply Chain Journal

The trucking industry has been taking it on the chin ever since the Interstate 40 bridge over the Mississippi River closed six weeks ago. The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) shut it down on May 11 after one of the agency’s inspectors found a cracked beam in the span.

How a 3PL Empowers Shippers With LTL Transportation Stability


Disruption has been the name of the game for more than a year as carriers continue to see overarching demands for their services increase.

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Why Route Optimization is Important During the Driver Shortage

Logistics Viewpoints

Pick your country, but you will find the same story: there are not enough drivers to meet transportation demand and the situation is not likely to change for years. Ecommerce experienced significant growth globally during the pandemic and is not slowing down as countries continue to open up.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

The fight to find new customers and retain existing ones is the biggest business challenge for many companies. Technology will continue to play a part in fostering buyer allegiance and building brands in the “new normal.” In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

Behind the Same Day Eight Ball

Logistics Trends and Insights

Speed and technology are the two ingredients that companies compete on when it comes to the last mile. UPS’s investor and analyst virtual conference a couple of weeks highlighted these two ingredients. But will it be enough? Particularly when it comes to same-day delivery?

More container ships score ‘astronomical’ $100,000/day rates

The Supply Chain Journal

Multi-month container-ship charters continue to be signed at jaw-dropping rates above $100,000 per day. The market is getting even tighter, pushing charter rates and durations higher still. Even so, there’s something to be said for shipowners taking a few chips off the table — and some are.

Lift Truck Operator Training Goes Virtual

Food Logistics

As businesses face continued pressure to optimize their performance and preserve slim margins, virtual reality is positioned to offer value in a range of other applications. Software & Technology / Software Solutions

Navigating the Persistent Truck Driver Shortage

Now, That's Logistics

In the U.S., the truck driver shortage is causing a lot of headaches for shippers.

Supply Chain Network Design: The Ultimate Use Cases eBook

Explore the most common use cases for network design and optimization software. This eBook shares how supply chain leaders leverage their supply chain design software to tackle a variety of challenges and questions.

Agility is not Resilence

Logistics Viewpoints

Gail Sayers, the Most Agile Halfback of all Time. Business professionals talk about “agility” and “resilience” as if they are the same thing. They are not. A company with an agile supply chain can react quickly to big increases or decreases in demand.

FedEx Freight reverses service suspensions after outcry from big retailers

The Supply Chain Journal

FedEx Freight (NYSE: FDX ) is walking back its recent abrupt suspension of service to a portion of its customer base after ruffling feathers of key stakeholders that made known their displeasure, according to communications from the company and logistics industry executives.

Trucker Talent winner will get Nashville recording session

Overdrive Online

A panel of judges has narrowed the 10 semi-finalists to three finalists in the Overdrive-Red Eye Radio Trucker Talent Search. The winner will receive a full day’s recording session in Nashville studio, with backing by studio musicians. Trucker Talent Search


NGVAmerica: Give Natural Gas Vehicles a Seat at the Table in New Jersey

NGT News

NGVAmerica has submitted written comments to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in response to the agency’s proposal to adopt Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rules.

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

What food logistics services does a 3PL provide?

West Coast and California Logistics

Food companies looking to optimize their supply chains can do well to entrust operations to a third-party logistics provider (3PL) that specializes in food logistics services.

Impact of UAW strike at Volvo spreads to Maryland engine plant

The Supply Chain Journal

A United Auto Workers strike at Volvo Trucks North America entered its third week Monday with the impact spreading to a Maryland engine plant that serves both Volvo and sibling Mack Trucks.

Cast your vote for your favorite Pride & Polish trucks

Overdrive Online

Rigs are competing in seven categories. Voting for the virtual contest opened Monday, June 21, and runs through midnight July 11. Pride & Polish

The Future Of Manufacturing Post-COVID

Blue Grace Logistics

COVID-19 restrictions have challenged manufacturing worldwide. To stay competitive, companies must adapt to new technologies and strategies to survive in the post-COVID world. What’s covered in this article: Supply chain adaptations for success. Industry 4.0. Retailer success story: Zara.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

3 Reasons A Retail Consolidation Program Leads to Better Supply Chain Outcomes

CH Robinson Logistics

Maintaining inventory levels and optimizing order quantities, while keeping retailer compliance requirements in mind, requires careful coordination and a strategic approach.

How Network Optimization Technologies Improve Supply Chain Operations

Food Logistics

Network optimization provides visibility into all of an organization’s data, empowering decision-makers with insights they can use to drive actions to improve operations and reduce costs. Software & Technology

You failed your DOT physical. Now what?

Overdrive Online

The medical review process isn’t always clear-cut, and some examiners don't stay current with official guidelines, so there can be cases where a failed driver should seek a second opinion. Trucking Law

Freight Capacity Demand Wreaks Havoc For Shipment Delivery

Blue Grace Logistics

Wondering where your new couch is? Freight capacity demand continues to congest delivery schedules, putting global supply chains in a state of strain today. What’s covered in this article: Port congestion exacerbating capacity shortage. Long shipping times for end customers.

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.