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Innovations in Transportation: Securing High-Value Cargo During Road Transport

Logistics Matter

The first thing that comes to mind when you think of high-value cargo is a trailer filled with iPhones or laptops. The problem for criminals with these shipments is that these devices are registered and can be tracked.

The 2021 Holiday Logistics Guide

Logistics Viewpoints

Halloween is in the rearview mirror and Black Friday is on the horizon. As such, retailers and logistics providers are gearing up for the annual holiday logistics crunch. The National Retail Federation (NRF) has forecast that holiday sales during November and December will grow between 8.5


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How Outsourced Order Fulfillment Is Like Supermarket Shopping

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Are you an efficient shopper? Do to go to the supermarket with a list and get everything you need, including some sale items? Or, do you stroll down each aisle picking up items you think you need and wind up with a hefty bill, but not all the ingredients you need to make dinner?

A New Model for Grocery Delivery with Sean Coakley

The Logistics of Logistics

A New Model for Grocery Delivery with Sean Coakley. Sean Coakley and Joe Lynch discuss a new model for grocery delivery. Sean is the Chief Commercial Officer of Capstone Logistics , a leading provider of technology-enabled warehouse services, freight management, and last mile distribution solutions.

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.

Global Agenda Driving Advances in More Environmentally Aware, Sustainable Supply Chain

Logistics Matter

Over the last two centuries, the worldwide economy has experienced prolonged & sustained growth. Over the same period, this process of economic growth has been accompanied by?even even faster growth in global commerce.

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Vessel charters get longer and more costly as carriers continue to hunt tonnage

Supply Chain and Logistics

Here are more examples of Non-Operating Owners chartering ships. And they are increasing in price. These carriers are outside the liner alliances, and allow the ships to move as they choose instead of following liner schedules. They can choose routes … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains charter rates chartering congestion container rates container shipping ocean shipping ports supply chains

The State Of The Industry with George Abernathy

The Logistics of Logistics

The State Of The Industry with George Abernathy. George Abernathy and Joe Lynch discuss the state of the industry. George is the President of Emerge , one of the fastest-growing startups in the U.S.

BlueGrace Logistics Secures Minneapolis – St. Paul ‘Twin Cities’ Location, Third National Office Opening in 2021

Blue Grace Logistics

Hyper-growth supply chain organization deepens carrier base operations. MINNEAPOLIS, MN (November 16, 2021) – Third-party supply chain experts BlueGrace Logistics (BlueGrace) today announced the opening of its 12 th national office in St. Paul, MN.

Walmart in a World on Fire

Logistics Viewpoints

Walmart has used TMS to both save money and reduce carbon emissions. Last year, Rebecca Henderson’s, Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire , was on the short list for Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

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.

DCSA publishes framework of just-in-time standards for main port call activities

Supply Chain and Logistics

Standards for port call activities could provide a basis for a data exchange system for status, and could also provide motivation for a priority basis for specific containers. There’s currently no message or signaling system allowing all the supply chain … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Production Operations Supply Chains container shipping DCSA innovation ports standards supply chains technology transportation

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REPOST: 3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena

The Logistics of Logistics

3PL Basics: An Introduction to 3rd Party Logistics with Roberto Cadena. Robert Cadena and Joe Lynch provide an introduction to 3rd party logistics. 3rd party logistics services include 5 major categories: 1.) Transportation 2.) Warehousing 3.) Logistics 4.) Technology and 5.) Special Services.

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Freight Agent Versus a Freight Broker? What’s The Difference?

Trinity Logistics

What is a freight agent versus a freight broker? Is one better than the other? How do they work together? These are commonly asked questions of us. Being a freight broker who works with freight agents, we have experience with both.

This Week in Logistics News (November 13 – 19)

Logistics Viewpoints

Today is Happy Friday – because every Friday is a happy day. Did you know that ARC’s Digital Transformation Forum is less than 3 months away? This 26th Annual ARC Industry Forum will be a hybrid event, in person in Orlando, Florida on February 14-17 and online March 7-10.

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.

In a Turbulent Freight Shipping Market, our Experts Answer your 7 Top Questions

CH Robinson Logistics

In the final Market Insights Live! webinar of 2021, my colleagues and I provided analysis on today’s leading freight shipping topics, including the potential impact of the U.S. infrastructure bill, the status of the U.S.

Colorado DOT seeks driver input after tragic runaway truck accident

Overdrive Online

In an effort to remedy the mistakes that led to a high-profile and deadly runaway truck crash that ultimately involved 28 vehicles, the Colorado DOT is trying to educate drivers on the dangers of mountain driving and the availability of exit ramps. Regulations

Port Delays and Fees: What’s Going On?

Trinity Logistics

Many companies and consumers are waiting and wondering, where are my goods? If you work in logistics, then you know exactly where they are. A significant number of ships are waiting outside of U.S. ports, carrying millions of dollars worth of goods ordered by Americans.

Peak Shipping Season Update: What’s Driving Change in the Industry?


The long and unpredictable peak shipping season continues to challenge supply chains.

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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.

Preparing for Chinese New Year 2022

Now, That's Logistics

After dealing with one supply chain, shipping and logistics challenges after another throughout 2021, a lot of companies may be looking forward to a more predictable, manageable shipping environment in 2022.

New York’s NICE Places Order for Up to 36 Zero-Emission New Flyer Transit Buses

NGT News

New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., has received a new contract from the Nassau Inter County Express (NICE) for six battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE NG 40-foot transit buses. The five-year contract includes options for up to 30 of the buses.

Why You Should Consider Air Freight Right Now and How to Optimize Your Cargo

Dedola Global Logistics

If you are currently importing goods, consider using air freight to hedge against the ongoing supply chain congestion, container shortages, and shipping delays plaguing ocean transportation. As you know, ocean shipping prices have climbed significantly.

Top 5 Myths About Fleet Telematics (+ Benefits of Fleet Tracking)


Myths are created from stories, not facts. As with any early technological developments, GPS fleet tracking history—and telematics, in general—is rife with misguided assumptions that take hold in the industry.

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.

House Transportation Committee hears blunt assessment of 'driver shortage'

Overdrive Online

David Correll of MIT concluded that improving dock efficiency to add 18 minutes of driving time to an average hauler's 6.5-hour daily drive time would put ATA's "driver shortage" number at zero. More from Wednesday hearing in this report. Business

Enphase Energy Acquires EV Charging Solutions Company ClipperCreek

NGT News

Enphase Energy Inc., a global energy technology company and a supplier of microinverter-based solar and battery systems, is acquiring ClipperCreek. Based in California, ClipperCreek offers electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions for residential and commercial customers in the U.S.


High Ocean Freight Rates Might Spoil Holiday Season Shopping This Year


Cascading effects of the Covid-19 pandemic are all set to disrupt holiday shopping this year. Although the US economy is getting back on its feet, the supply chain industry continues to grapple with disruptions, some of which have been hampering operations since early 2020.

October retail sales see strong gains, according to Dept. of Commerce and NRF

Logistics Management

Commerce reported that October retail sales came in at $638.2 billion, marking a 1.7% increase over September’s revised $627.5 billion and a 16.3% annual gain. And it added that total retail sales, from August through October, rose 15.4


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.