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Key Warehouse & Contract Logistics Trends from 2020

Now, That's Logistics

During a year when e-commerce sales skyrocketed, the global pandemic impacted supply chains around the globe, and transportation capacity contracted across most modes, while companies worked to get their logistics strategies realigned with this “new normal” operating environment.

The Impact Of The Amazon Effect On Traditional Freight Transport

Blue Grace Logistics

Before the e-commerce segment rose to mainstream relevance, the retail industry’s logistics part had seen little disruption over decades preceding it, sandwiched between opaque workflows and stifling inefficiencies.

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Putting customers at the center with intelligent fulfillment

Logistics Management

With the right actions, supply chain leaders can turn supply chain disruption into meaningful change and build long-term resilience to outmaneuver uncertainty and achieve growth. Those that do will achieve competitive advantage now and in the future

The 5 APIs of the Apocalypse with Jeremy Bodenhamer

The Logistics of Logistics

The 5 APIs of the Apocalypse with Jeremy Bodenhamer. Jeremy Bodenhamer and Joe Lynch discuss the 5 APIs of the Apocalypse. Jeremy defines APIs and why they are such a powerful force in ecommerce.

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.

2021 Supply Chain Technology Trends to Watch

Logistics Viewpoints

There are some young supply chain technologies that are getting a lot of buzz. But how mature are these technologies? Do they have a proven ROI? Are they worth piloting? Or can companies safely ignore them? There are also promising technologies that we expect will deliver great value.

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Cybersecurity Risk Mitigation for Digital Procurement

SIPMM Professional Publications

Modern procurement processes integrate several technologies to better process internal business operations. Organizations are rapidly using automated procurement management tools, whether using enterprise resource planning (ERP) or less advanced tools.

Making Carrier Relationships More Productive with Noam Frankel

The Logistics of Logistics

Making Carrier Relationships More Productive with Noam Frankel. Noam Frankel and Joe Lynch discuss making carrier relationships more productive. Noam is a transportation industry veteran who has always advocated for building solid relationships between 3PLs, brokers, and carriers. About Noam Frankel.

Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution – Possibly the Most Important Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Covid-19 vaccine distribution is headline news across the country.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2021

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the year ahead. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many of these events were either cancelled or reimagined as virtual events in 2020.

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.

How Truck Drivers Can Stay Ahead of Winter Weather

Kuebix

January is upon us which means unpredictable winter weather. Truck drivers are preparing for freezing temperatures, snow and ice in the air and on the ground as well as corrosive road treatments.

Sustainable Frozen Ecommerce Fulfillment with Cathy Hayward-Hughes and Mike Bradburn

The Logistics of Logistics

Sustainable Frozen Ecommerce Fulfillment with Cathy Hayward-Hughes and Mike Bradburn. Mike Bradburn , Cathy Hayward-Hughes , and Joe Lynch discuss sustainable frozen ecommerce fulfillment.

Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution – Possibly the Most Important Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Source: US DoD. Covid-19 vaccine distribution is headline news across the country.

Procurement Techniques for Integrated Facility Management

SIPMM Professional Publications

Integrated facility management procurement process is a process of integration within an organisation, taking care of maintaining and developing the agreed services which support and improve the effectiveness of its primary activities.

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.

KCH Transportation Becomes a Data Provider-of-Choice Among Shipper Clients and Carrier Relationships

FreightWaves SONAR

View the Full Case Study. KCH Transportation has a trucking division and a brokerage service. It is headquartered in the Atlanta suburb of Woodstock, Georgia, and its fleet of 100 company trucks is based out of Atlanta.

FedEx’s ShopRunner Acquisition Leads to FedEx’s Rise as a Major 4PL

Logistics Trends and Insights

FedEx finalized its acquisition of ShopRunner on Dec.

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2021 Supply Chain Technology Trends to Watch

Logistics Viewpoints

There are some young supply chain technologies that are getting a lot of buzz. But how mature are these technologies? Do they have a proven ROI? Are they worth piloting? Or can companies safely ignore them? There are also promising technologies that we expect will deliver great value.

Essential Steps to Manage Supplier Performance

SIPMM Professional Publications

Supplier performance management is the practice of measuring and analysing the performance of a suppliers to understand the cost, quality and risk impact on the business.

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.

Shipping Delays: Common Causes and How to Avoid Them

Freight Center

My New Year’s resolution is shipping delays, said nobody ever. Shipping delays are arguably one of the most frustrating issues shippers can run into during the shipping process.

LTL carriers bullish on demand, pricing dynamics for 2021

Logistics Management

Top less-than-truckload (LTL) executives and analysts are predicting a bullish year for the $46 billion sector in 2021.

This Week in Logistics News (January 2 – 8)

Logistics Viewpoints

Welcome back. I hope everyone had a relaxing holiday season and was able to get some much-needed rest. I know I certainly did. And luckily, unlike a large number of people out there, all of my Christmas packages arrived on time (although there were a few close calls).

Key Strategies for Negotiating Corporate Travel Deals

SIPMM Professional Publications

Negotiation is one of the decisive tools for buyers. Most businesses find it is complex to negotiate great corporate travel deals especially challenging getting great deals out of service providers such as airlines, hotel chains, local transportation companies, and telecom carriers.

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.

Seven Shifts in Retail Logistics to Expect This Year

Supply Chain Brain

It’s time for retailers emerging from a shaky peak season to reflect and plan for what’s ahead

Bringg announces a new delivery partnership with Uber

Logistics Management

Bringg officials said that this partnership will offer up seamless access, for its customers, via Uber Direct—Uber’s service focused on helping businesses meet increased customer demand for delivery and provide businesses with Uber’s network of drivers-partners to move goods within their supply chain

10 shipper of choice tips to aid in securing capacity and carrier relationships

FreightWaves SONAR

With competition and the demand for fast and reliable transportation management options also increasing at rates never seen before, shippers need to focus on providing quality services to thrive.

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Warehousing Risk Mitigation for Hazardous Chemicals

SIPMM Professional Publications

Hazardous chemicals are substances, mixtures or articles that pose a significant threat to the environmental, health, and safety well-being of workers if they are not managed in a safe and compliant manner.

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!