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Advantages of Chicago Fulfillment Companies

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

It’s often referred to as Second City. But when it comes to transportation and fulfillment, there are many reasons why Chicago is second-to-none.

The State of Home Delivery: Plenty of Room for Improvement

Logistics Viewpoints

Ecommerce has been on a roll for the last two years. This level of consumer activity has translated into record volumes of home deliveries. But, let’s face it: since the pandemic started, home delivery performance has not been great.

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Transportation Management Platforms: A Foundation for Data-Driven Decision Making

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published this week, “From Gut Feelings to Data-Driven Decision Making: How to Unlock New Value in Transportation Management.”

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The Warp Story with Daniel Sokolovsky

The Logistics of Logistics

The Warp Story with Daniel Sokolovsky. Daniel Sokolovsky and Joe Lynch discuss the Warp story. Daniel is the Founder and CEO of Warp , a company that connects shippers, carriers, and facilities to find the most efficient route for middle-mile freight. About Daniel Sokolovsky.

How to Optimize Your Supply Chain in Times of Disruption

Disruptions expose gaps in the supply chain and amplify problems. What can be done? Research by GEP and North Carolina State University shows how tech can fix the gaps and ensure supply chain resilience and optimization. Download now!

A Case for Mitigating Market Volatility: Moving Your Supply Chain Closer to Your Customers

Logistics Matter

Ìncreased flexibility, access to larger workforces & reduced operational expenses.

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Why Are You Asking Questions?

The Lean Thinker

When someone brings a problem to a leader, it is typical for the leader to begin asking questions. The intent of those questions can make a world of difference. Diagnostic Questions. In what I would contend is the more typical case, the questions are diagnostic.

The Looming Supply Chain Threat with Felix Asare

The Logistics of Logistics

The Looming Supply Chain Threat with Felix Asare. Felix Asare and Joe Lynch discuss the looming supply chain threat. Felix is a cyber-security consultant and Founder of Premier Choice Consulting. Key Takeaways. Felix Asare is a cyber-security consultant and Founder of Premier Choice Consulting.

Innovations and Start-Ups: Picking Robots, Autonomous Trucking, and Drones

Logistics Matter

Trends 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.

This Week in Logistics News (April 16 – 22)

Logistics Viewpoints

This past Monday marked the first normal Boston Marathon since 2019, as the 2020 marathon was canceled due to the Covid pandemic, and the 2021 marathon was shifted to October with a smaller field. And what a race it was.

The Easiest Platform to Manage Shipments

Access Uber Freight’s network of more than 100,000 carriers, generate instant quotes, get competitive rates, tender loads in seconds, automate manual workflows, and track end-to-end load status from any device with this easy-to-use shipper platform.

Used truck sales still surging, ACT says

Fleet Owner

Class 8 same dealer sales grew 23% in March compared to February, as the average retail price of a pre-owned heavy-duty commercial vehicle rose 11%. Equipment

Urgent – The Ukraine Logistics Coalition with Ben Gordon

The Logistics of Logistics

Urgent – The Ukraine Logistics Coalition with Ben Gordon. The situation in the Ukraine grows more desperate every minute and the need for humanitarian aid is enormous and growing. People who work in logistics and supply chain are in a unique position to help the people of the Ukraine.

Truck driver pay hurt by 84-year-old law

Supply Chain and Logistics

Truck drivers can’t get overtime pay, according to a US law. The law is old, and was passed to meet a need when trucking was regulated. with the shortage of drivers today, shouldn’t we look at allowing overtime pay? Doing … Continue reading → Labor Economics Logistics Trucking driver pay labor relations trucking issues

Home Delivery Robots: Last Mile Gamechangers

Logistics Viewpoints

Robots continue to be a larger part of global supply chains. When it comes to deploying robots, warehouse technology is more established, as the use of robots within warehouses is set to grow significantly.

Top 5 Supply Chain Processes That Need Better Collaboration Right Now

A lack of collaboration is a leading cause of supply chain headaches. GEP offers 5 remedies to ease your pain. Download this guide for must-have tools and processes for better supplier interactions.

Penske Truck Leasing grows in California

Fleet Owner

Penske's second Fontana-area location covers 34,031 square feet, includes six truck bays, an automated wash bay, and full-service fuel island. Equipment / Trucks & Trailers

Trinity Logistics Named Top Freight Brokerage by Transport Topics

Trinity Logistics

Trinity Logistics is proud to announce its earned spot on Transport Topics’ 2022 Top Freight Brokerage Firms List for a 20 th consecutive year. Trinity earned spot 22 on this list of 100 top freight brokerages.

Upcoming European tsunami

Supply Chain and Logistics

I never heard of the European Union’s taxonomy regulation before. It’s designed to increase investment in green economic activities, and discourage investment in environmentally sensitive ones. Essentially it codifies the Poseidon Principles into an EU policy. The term ‘taxonomy’ comes … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Sustainability green shipping ocean shipping sustainability

Editor’s Choice: What Does the SEC’s Climate Disclosure Proposal Mean for Supply Chains?

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 article is from GEP and look at the impact of the SEC’s climate disclosure proposal.

Market Insights Report: Top Trends for 2022 Planning and Beyond

The freight report you need for insights into where the industry is headed and how to stay resilient in 2022.

Ford CFO: Commercial fleets will be model for higher life cycle revenues

Fleet Owner

Retaining post-warranty work from more connected vehicles is among the big opportunities for auto makers, John Lawler told a BofA conference. Equipment / Pickups & Vans

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 22, 2022)

Talking Logistics

What happens when engineers and Oreo cookies meet? You get the Oreometer — “a simple device that firmly grasps an Oreo cookie and uses pennies and rubber bands to control the twisting force that progressively twists the cookie open.”

California inland port project a blueprint for a re-engineered US supply chain

Supply Chain and Logistics

It is interesting and useful to set these inland ports in agricultural areas, where the empty containers can be filled with ag products. The easy proximity will induce a lot more loads. Locating inland ports with prescribed connections to ports … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Supply Chains congestion inland ports intermodal supply chains

Third-Party Logistics Services & 3PLs Explained

GlobalTranz

Many shippers have realized that working with a third-party logistics provider (3PL) leads to more efficiencies and cost savings. It also allows shippers to focus on their core competencies. But 3PLs are not one size fits all.

GEP Outlook 2022

The GEP Outlook 2022 report explores global business trends and features seven critical leadership themes that will help you proactively prepare for and power through the challenges ahead.

Navistar’s Huntsville plant to produce integrated powertrain

Fleet Owner

After a 110,000-sq.-ft. expansion of the Alabama powertrain manufacturing plant, the OEM plans to demonstrate its common modular system for trucks and buses. Equipment

USPS To Increase Delivery Times

LandLink

Despite the popularity of expedited delivery options like Amazon Prime the U.S. Post Office will increase delivery times significantly. More than a decade of losses has put the U.S. Postal Service in a dire financial situation.

US container prices tumble as yards overflow with empties

Supply Chain and Logistics

Suddenly there is a glut of empty containers. And prices for empty containers have fallen, in some cases by almost 50%. That’s because the containers are jammed up and not going back to China, due to Chinese COVID shutdowns and … Continue reading → Logistics Supply Chains container shipping empty containers ports

Worksport, Hyundai America Produce Solar Tonneau Prototype

NGT News

Worksport Ltd., an automotive and clean energy corporation, has entered into a formal agreement with Hyundai America Technical Center Inc.

The Digital Levers You Need to Achieve Sustainable Cost Reduction

For supply chain and procurement pros, cost reduction is is a top priority today. This timely new paper from GEP explores powerful and effective digital levers that can help you to slash costs and create more value for the business. Read it now.