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5 Ways to Succeed at Reverse Logistics

Logistics Matter

Delivering items to a customer is one thing — but returning and replacing them can be another entirely.

Warehouse Packing Station: 5 Factors to Consider to Avoid Bottlenecks


A warehouse packing station is one of the most heavily trafficked areas in a storage facility, and it could easily lead to a bottleneck if there is improper planning. A bottleneck in your warehouse packing station can slow down your operations, impede your deliveries, and cause profit loss.


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Pay attention to 2021 holiday shipping cut-off dates

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Peak season is upon us, and eTailers and their customers are looking forward to the holiday shopping season. There’s another thing, however, that eTailers should have in their sights: the holiday shipping season, including the cut-off dates of the major parcel carriers.

The Dark Funnel with Tom Augenthaler

The Logistics of Logistics

The Dark Funnel with Tom Augenthaler. Tom Augenthaler and Joe Lynch discuss the dark funnel. As the founder of an influencer marketing company, Tom helps companies tell stories that make the customer the hero.

Minimizing Retail Supply Chain Disruptions in 2021 and Beyond

Speaker: Izaac Moran, Customer Success Manager, FourKites; Glenn Koepke, SVP of Customer Success, FourKites; and featuring interviews with supply chain experts from Dollar Tree and Best Buy

Register for our upcoming webinar to see how savvy retailers including Dollar Tree and Best Buy are leveraging real-time visibility across their end-to-end supply chains in creative ways to drive agility and thrive in today’s unpredictable environment.

The Next 6 Months for Your Supply Chain

Logistics Matter

Back in May, I predicted that, after the sudden shock of 2020, 2021 would be the year when significant supply chain change would kick in. Whilst we are going through a clear turning point, no one could have predicted how severe the volatility of the market would be.

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6 Traits of Highly Effective Fulfillment Services Providers

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you think one fulfillment 3PL is as good as the next, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise when your fulfillment services provider fails you. Not all order fulfillment partners have the same capabilities or operate according to industry best practices.

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Owning The Customer Experience with Larry Gordon

The Logistics of Logistics

Owning The Customer Experience with Larry Gordon. Larry Gordon and Joe Lynch discuss owning the customer experience.

Innovations and Start-ups: Frictionless Shopping, Drones & Robots, and More…

Logistics Matter

TTrends and innovations in supply chain and logistics: that is what this blog is all bout. Therefore I bring you an overview of the news this week on logistics start-ups and innovations below. Follow @LogisticsMatter on Twitter to stay up to date with the latest news and the best background stories.

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Warehouse Labor Woes Are Worse than Ever

Logistics Viewpoints

Warehouse Labor Woes are Worse than Ever. On the surface, the jobs report in the US looked positive. Unemployment had fallen to 4.8 percent. But more people left the job force than joined it.

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A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

Trucking costs rise as US freight traffic grows – but the momentum is slowing

Supply Chain and Logistics

Recent data show that trucking costs are still rising, but not as fast as before. One interesting fact is the decline in Midwest trucking volume. Auto makers have cut production by 30%, and the Midwest is struggling economically. This means … Continue reading → Logistics Trucking fuel surcharges trucking trucking cost vehicle shortage

3 Emerging Supply Chain Trends with Steve Elwell

The Logistics of Logistics

3 Emerging Supply Chain Trends with Steve Elwell. Joe Lynch and Steve Elwell discuss 3 emerging supply chain trends. Steve helps businesses manage challenges through improvements to leadership, liquidity, sales, and costs. About Steve Elwell.

BlueGrace Logistics Establishes New Office in Detroit

Blue Grace Logistics

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Supply Chain Design Crosses the Chasm

Logistics Viewpoints

Recent supply chain disruptions are forcing organizations to challenge the prevailing wisdom and look for newer approaches to decision making. The simultaneous shocks to demand and supply, and the magnitude of these shocks are not something the world ever experienced.

The Rise of Supply Chain n.0 – 5 Ways to Thrive on Change

Ready to learn how to thrive on change? In this eBook, our experts share the 5 key steps to executing Supply Chain n.0 strategies that thrive on change.

DP World launches ‘end-to-end logistics platform’ to compete with carriers

Supply Chain and Logistics

DP World has not waited to announce their complete booking and shipping system to compete with Maersk’s announcement. Maersk has Tradelens, a booking systme using blockchain concepts, which is a partnership with IBM, and purports to allow a shipper to … Continue reading → Advanced Computing Logistics Shipping Strategy Supply Chains bookings container shipping supply chains technology transportation

Does Your Freight Agent Program Keep You Competitive?

Trinity Logistics

Trinity Logistics takes pride in being a leading name among independent freight agents. We have many benefits to offer through our freight agent program, but the one we’d like to talk about today is education.

How Australian manufacturers can achieve the net-zero deadline


Most manufacturing companies are working on what a low carbon future means for their business with the urgency to cut global CO2 emissions in half by 2030 and strive for a net-zero by 2050. We know that the manufacturing industry is the engine of economic growth and social impact.

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Logistyx Technologies Talks Parcel Shipping, Holidays, and Returns

Logistics Viewpoints

Last week I had the opportunity to speak with Ken Fleming , President at Logistyx Technologies. In our conversation, Ken spoke about some of the findings from a recent survey Logistyx conducted on cross-border holiday spending, as well as some larger trends around the state of parcel shipping.

Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.

Southern California: more records broken as vessels at-anchor reaches triple figures

Supply Chain and Logistics

Triple figures is worth reporting, even though we’ve been hearing aboutthis problem for a long time now. And it seems no one will put up the money to do something about it. Opening terminals to 24 hour operation would clearly … Continue reading → Labor Economics Logistics Shipping Supply Chains collaboration container shipping labor relations port governance port management ports supply chain disruption

Delivering aid: First-annual 'Mayberry Truck Show' one for the record books

Overdrive Online

How does $350K-plus raised for Brenner Children's hospital in Wake Forest sound? Robb Mariani was there, detailing sights and sounds from the headquarters of Bottomley Enterprises in storied Mount Airy, N.C. All in all, a "truly astonishing" event. Overdrive Extra

Top 6 Supply Chain KPIs: Keep Your Dashboards Simple

Logistics Bureau

Have you ever seen an image of the modern airliner’s flight deck? If you have, you know that even with the large multi-function displays located in front of the pilots, many other gauges and instruments seemingly demand attention—enough to make you wonder how the crew can monitor them all.

This Week in Logistics News (October 16 – 22)

Logistics Viewpoints

We’ve all heard the news that storage containers are increasingly more difficult to come by, and as a result, this could impact the upcoming holiday season. But just how scarce are they?

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

Will emissions pledge sound the death knell for LNG as a fuel?

Supply Chain and Logistics

Amazon, IKEA, Unilever– major names in commerce, and major users of ocean shipping. And others as well, they have signed a pledge to make sure their shipping is zero-carbon powered by 2040. That’s a long time away, 20 years; the … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Sustainability climate summit LNG power supply chains sustainability technology

Suprise Trucking's long road to resurrection after early setbacks for Bryon and Holly Stoll

Overdrive Online

Trucking nearly broke the Stoll family. Literally and figuratively. Several times. But Bryon and Holly Stoll both persevered and now own the successful and growing Suprise Trucking operation. Small Fleet Champ

Automating Drivers’ Jobs Won’t Replace Truck Drivers

Food Logistics

Automating drivers’ tasks will provide in-roads to the industry for newcomers, make the job more attractive to enter for the next generation of truck drivers and ultimately make the job safer and more productive at the same time. Transportation / Trucking

The Most Important Thing in Supply Chain Management

Logistics Bureau

It is well known that Supply Chain Management (SCM) is an integral part of most businesses and is essential to its success and customer satisfaction. But what is the most significant thing to consider in Supply Chain Management?

SAP S/4HANA: 4 Tips to Get You Started on the Right Path

With SAP S/4HANA at the core of your digital transformation, you can empower your supply chain with intelligent process automation, unprecedented visibility, actionable insights and real-time collaboration.