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Efficient Delivery Routing Should Go Hand in Hand with Great Customer Service

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Today's consumers may be more demanding than ever. They know what they want, and moreover, they want it fast. Sometimes I wonder if they really need it that fast or is it simply the mindset of the new generation of consumer.

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Does diversity bring resilience to global supply chains? That’s the puzzle

The LoadStar

Recent studies show companies are anxious to make their supply chains more resilient to cope with future disruptions – diversification is a central theme in this quest, but geography is a puzzle.

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The Evolving Role of AI in Supply Chains

Logistics Matter

What a year it has been. Supply Chains will always be disrupted to some extend, but the disruptions companies faced in 2020 because of the COVID pandemic were of a different order. Global Supply Chains are still in the process of recovering. Take for example the issues with empty containers.

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.

The Basics of Dedicated Contract Carriage with Bob Elkins

The Logistics of Logistics

The Basics of Dedicated Contract Carriage with Bob Elkins. Bob Elkins and Joe Lynch discuss the basics of dedicated contract carriage. As the SVP of Ruan , a company that specializes in dedicated, Bob has a deep understanding of the service and the value it provides to shippers. About Bob Elkins.

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How to Plan for Shipping Success in 2021

Freight Center

2020 has been a year none of us will ever forget. With all the surprises, curveballs, and challenges we’ve all faced, supply chains of all sizes were tested more than they ever were in recent years.

Ready, Set, Go. Gamification in the Warehouse

Logistics Matter

Employee engagement in warehouse settings has received well-deserved attention in recent months.

Tech is the Game Changer for Truckload Shipping Communication with Mitch Violett

The Logistics of Logistics

Tech is the Game Changer for Truckload Shipping Communication with Mitch Violett. Mitch Violett and Joe Lynch discuss why tech is the game changer for truckload communication.

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Top Talking Logistics Posts & Episodes in 2020 – Plus Indago Highlights

Talking Logistics

This is the time of year when analysts make predictions about the coming year. As I’ve said in the past, making supply chain and logistics predictions is like throwing darts at a moving target: sometimes you get lucky and hit the mark; other times you miss the bullseye by a mile.

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.

Congress Extends Tax Credits for Biofuels, Fuel Cells and Alternative Fuels

NGT News

Congress has reached a bipartisan deal that contains several important provisions for the transportation industry. Included in the legislation are tax credit extensions for carbon capture technology, fuel cells, biofuels, alternative fuels and energy efficiency.

SONAR Indices & Insights: Use the RESL Index to measure retail sales trends to help predict shifts in the freight markets

FreightWaves SONAR

In this edition of “SONAR Indices & Insights,” the SONAR team will explain another index found within SONAR, the freight forecasting platform from FreightWaves.

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Blockchain’s Critical Role in Supply-Chain Transparency

Supply Chain Brain

Managing complex supply chains is an art unto itself, but it all comes down to one fundamental principle: transparency

2020 in the rearview: A year of CCJ test drives

Commercial Carrier Journal

A look back at CCJ's test drives in 2020, including two electric models, a new powertrain for Ford F-Series trucks, an innovating mirror system, a commercial van and a new truck and model. The post 2020 in the rearview: A year of CCJ test drives first appeared on Commercial Carrier Journal

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.

Van Hool Enters U.S. Electric Bus Market With First Shipment of CX45E

NGT News

Van Hool, a Belgium-based independent manufacturer of buses, coaches and industrial vehicles, has shipped the first CX45E – a 100% battery-electric coach – to the U.S.

10 Challenges for Shippers in Negotiating Trucking Contracts

FreightWaves SONAR

Transportation analytics is among the most effective tools in trucking contract negotiations. Using real-time data , freight managers can finally begin to recognize their opportunities for better business relationships.

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Will Amazon Exit the First-Party Retail Business in 2021?

Supply Chain Brain

An industry observer predicts that Amazon.com will make a radical change in its business strategy in the coming year

JIT shipping trial and data sharing highlights fuel and emission savings

The LoadStar

A just-in-time (JIT) shipping trial at the port of Rotterdam has highlighted the potential for “enormous” fuel and emission savings.

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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.

DOE Awards Five Projects Through EMPOWERED Funding Program

NGT News

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Conducting a Trucking RFP: Tips for Shippers to Optimize Contract Freight

FreightWaves SONAR

Shippers want a significant reduction in the stress of logistics. But what shippers want and what’s available do not always align.

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What an Unpredictable Year Means for Freight Costs in 2021

Supply Chain Brain

Although projections indicate that maritime trade will recover and expand next year, it's becoming clear that disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will have a lasting impact on the industry

Some relief at last for Bangladesh shippers as India offers use of its ports

The LoadStar

India has offered Bangladesh shippers the use of its seaports for export and import trade to third countries.

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.

Clean Energy, bp Developing RNG Facilities

NGT News

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. says it will work with BP Products North America Inc., a subsidiary of bp, to develop, own and operate new renewable natural gas (RNG) facilities at dairies and other agriculture facilities.

How Freight Management Analytics Simplify Logistics

FreightWaves SONAR

Relying solely on manual shipping data analysis continues to yield poor results. The adage of trying too many workers and not enough leaders grows more apparent. And even the freight management analytics of five years ago do not necessarily respond well to today’s shifting and changing market.

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Five Ways to Prepare for the Deluge of Holiday Returns

Supply Chain Brain

This year's surge in e-commerce will likely come with a flood of returns in January that could strain operations

Back to the ‘Biggest Tailgate in Trucking’ — and Germann Soeth’s 1976 KW K100

Overdrive Online

So begins a run through high-quality road listening with Overdrive's podcast coproduction with PRX’s Radiotopia network. The Over the Road podcast ran originally Feb.-June June 2020, and the principal eight-episode series was hosted by our own "Long Haul Paul" Marhoefer.

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!