Sat.Nov 14, 2020 - Fri.Nov 20, 2020

Freight Carriers Ramping Up Capacity to Meet With Post-Pandemic Import Surge


According to information obtained from at least three executives from some of the largest container lines, there is a concerted effort to meet the surprisingly high demand from US shippers. Most ships are actually on the water at the moment.

The Newest Safety Technology for Truck Drivers and Fleet Operators

United World Transporation

Truck driving can be a dangerous job. About 13% of all traffic fatalities come from heavy trucks. Furthermore, COVID-19 has added a lot of new challenges to the world of trucking. Whether you’re a truck driver or a fleet operator, things are different than they used to be.

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Supply Chain Intelligence: The Value of AI and Machine Learning to Predict Freight Rates

FreightWaves SONAR

Global supply chains suffer from limited visibility and a general want for supply chain intelligence in carrier sourcing , freight tendering and all other processes.

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Developing the Perfect Quote with Zeke Ziliak

The Logistics of Logistics

Developing the Perfect Quote with Zeke Ziliak. Zeke Ziliak and Joe Lynch discuss developing the perfect quote.

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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.

Calculating Your Fulfillment Cost Per Order: 4 Key Suggestions

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

A couple of years ago, Internet users were radically divided over the contents of a four-second audio clip and whether the sound it made was “ Laurel” or “Yanny.” (Go Go ahead and try it. We’ll wait.). So who was right?

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Five Technological Advances that Will Transform Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

The global manufacturing and distribution of pharmaceuticals and the regulatory requirements of countries have always made pharmaceutical supply chains a challenge.

How Will You Compete with Amazon with Charley Dehoney

The Logistics of Logistics

How Will You Compete with Amazon with Charley Dehoney. Charley Dehoney and Joe Lynch discuss how will you compete with Amazon. Charley is an entrepreneur, executive, and investor in the logistics and transportation space who has successfully launched and grown multiple companies.

4 Reasons NOT to Outsource eCommerce Order Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Although it’s a back-end operation, eCommerce order fulfillment is one of the most important contributors to the success of any online business. When order processing and delivery are slow or inaccurate, customers don’t hesitate to shop elsewhere.

The 2020 Thanksgiving Logistics Shake-Up

Logistics Viewpoints

Even though this year will be very different than other years, the Thanksgiving logistics headaches will continue. The turkey supply chain remains a complex balancing act between supply and demand, especially at the fresh turkey level.

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.

Importance of Logistics in Construction Projects

Trinity Logistics

By definition, logistics is the management of the transportation of materials or equipment from where they are to where they need to be. For everyone, materials or equipment need to arrive on time and with no damage, and this lies especially true for those coordinating construction projects.

Making FreightTech Sticky with Nick Dangles

The Logistics of Logistics

Making FreightTech Sticky with Nick Dangles. Nick Dangles and Joe Lynch discuss making freightech sticky. In the podcast interview, Nick provides strategies for developing, marketing, and implementing freight technology that will be sticky. About Nick Dangles.

Hyperloop: Do We Really Need It?

Talking Logistics

Last week, Virgin Hyperloop “completed the first test of its high-speed transportation technology with humans on board,” as reported by CNN. The company’s hyperloop pod traveled 500 meters and reached speeds of 100mph.”

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20 Things to Know about WMS System Integrators

Logistics Viewpoints

Systems Integrators (SIs) are a key part of the warehouse management system solution ecosystem. SIs have different business models, strengths, and weaknesses. The post 20 Things to Know about WMS System Integrators appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Consulting Services WMS

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.

The Future of Motor Freight

Logistics Management

Wanting to offset capacity shortages, rising freight rates and other roadblocks, more companies are turning to technology and collaborating with their partners across the entire freight management continuum

What Big Shippers Need from Their 3PL with Andy Nitz

The Logistics of Logistics

What Big Shippers Need from Their 3PL with Andy Nitz. Andy Nitz and Joe Lynch discuss what big shippers need from their 3PL. As the Director of Logistics at a very big shipper, Andy has unique insights into the shipper-3PL relationship. About Andy Nitz.

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Editor’s Pick: Seven Guidelines for API Security in a Digitized Supply Chain Network

Talking Logistics

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Pick” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide practical knowledge and advice on timely and important supply chain and logistics topics.

Pharma at the Forefront: How Vaccine Distribution Challenges Are Accelerating ‘The Cognitive Supply Chain’

Logistics Viewpoints

As researchers around the world race to develop a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine, pharma companies also face another daunting challenge: how to distribute hundreds of millions of highly sensitive vaccine doses, quickly and accurately, across the country and the world.

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.

Freight brokerage software: why brokers need SaaS freight tech with real-time data

FreightWaves SONAR

“What’s the best way to use data to beat your competition as a freight brokerage business?” Freight brokers are continually looking for the latest and greatest ways to add value and keep costs under control through new freight brokerage software.

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Florida’s Road Ranger Fleet Refuels With One-Millionth Gallon of Autogas

NGT News

Since 1961, Roy Jorgensen Associates (Jorgensen) has provided maintenance consultant services, facility maintenance operations and roadway maintenance services throughout the U.S. One of the roadway programs Jorgensen oversees is the Road Ranger Service Patrol Fleet.

Supply Chain Resilience: Back in the Spotlight

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published yesterday, “Creating Resilience Amid Disruption: 2020 Supply Chain Market Research.”

This Week in Logistics News (November 14 – 20)

Logistics Viewpoints

Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA. The “red stuff.” That’s what my four-year-old daughter calls it. She had it at her grandparents’ house a couple weeks ago for the first time and now mentions to me on a daily basis that she wants it on Thanksgiving.

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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.

Small Business Saturday: How Freightquote Stands for Small Businesses


Learn how Freightquote stands for small businesses this Small Business Saturday by helping companies reduce their freight shipping costs

10 Multimodal Metrics to Track for Transportation and Shipping


Complexity and precision data within the transportation and shipping industry require refinement in measuring and recording metrics. That is where multimodal metrics that leverage transportation data can make all the difference.

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How to outsource logistics operations to a 3PL

West Coast and California Logistics

No matter what your company sells, you’re in the logistics business. From receiving and storage of your products to getting them out to customers, there are many logistics operations that your business handles or oversees daily.

Who is the Supply Chain Planner in the Age of AI?

Logistics Viewpoints

The most recent McKinsey Global Survey on AI shows a 25% increase in use by companies over the prior year, a trend that shows no signs of slowing. At this pace, have we entered the Age of AI?

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!