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Ocean Freight 101

Trans Global Auto Logistics

Ocean freight remains the most cost-effective way to move large amounts of property and goods around the world for private individuals, businesses, and governments alike.

Looking at Transportation in a Different Way

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published yesterday, “Trust the Network: The Way Forward in Achieving Transportation Desired Outcomes.”


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Evaluating Lean Performance for Reverse Logistics

SIPMM Professional Publications

Reverse Logistics is a money-burning business. A weak reverse logistics process brings the worst to the company. In recent years, many businesses have started to venture into this field when they realized its potential of helping them achieve business sustainability.

Reimagining the Food Supply Chain with Eric Ristow and Luis Pajares

The Logistics of Logistics

Reimagining the Food Supply Chain with Eric Ristow and Luis Pajares. Eric Ristow , Luis Pajares , and Joe Lynch discuss reimagining the food supply chain.

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know about eCommerce Order Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

We’ve all heard the expression, “What you don’t know can’t hurt you.”. We also know that it’s dead wrong, because when it comes to key functions like picking, packing, and shipping, your pockets of ignorance could wind up costing you big.

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International transport costs: Why and how to measure them?

Supply Chain and Logistics

A nice article from Jan Hoffman of the IAME. Clearly it’s important to measure the costs, and how to do it is a big problem, given the fractionated international transport market. COVID-19 changes make it even more problematic, and then … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains international trade ocean shipping transportation

The Future of Drones in the Supply Chain


Logistics industry innovators are always looking to create solutions that will cut costs and improve operational efficiencies. One application of technology that’s becoming increasingly popular within supply chains is drones.

Want to Reduce Parcel Shipping Costs? Read our eBook.

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

It’s no secret that parcel shipping represents the largest part of eCommerce and direct selling companies’ fulfillment cost, possibly as much as 75%. And thanks to parcel carriers annual rate increases, that price tag is getting higher all the time. Parcel Shipping for eCommerce

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Do You Want Visibility or Transparency?

Logistics Viewpoints

Polly Mitchell-Guthrie, the VIce President of Industry Outreach at Kinaxis. Do you want visibility or transparency? Polly Mitchell-Guthrie, posed that provocative question to supply chain professionals on her LinkedIn feed.

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What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

Port of LA will pay container terminals for efficiency gains

Supply Chain and Logistics

One way to improve throughput is to offer performance rewards to the players. The Port of LA will reward Terminal Operators for each fast turn around of a truck. It is an interesting attempt to help truckers out. Quicker turns … Continue reading → Labor Economics Logistics Ports Production Operations Supply Chains Trucking container shipping port management ports trucking

M2M Technology for Logistics Applications

SIPMM Professional Publications

In the early 2010s, machine-to-machine innovation, or M2M technology, has matured with the advancement of communications, such as RFID, Wi-Fi, and cellular network. Sensors could be deployed to allow communications between different mechanization parts to support operations decisions.

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Taking a Fresh Look at Compliance Screening

Talking Logistics

One of the few good things about the Covid-19 pandemic is that it has forced companies to carefully evaluate all aspects of their supply chain processes and capabilities. One area that may have been overlooked in the past is compliance screening. What is compliance screening?

Evaluating Innovative Technology with Warehouse Simulation

Logistics Viewpoints

No question – logistics challenges have increased since the rise of e-commerce and the number of products on the market started to multiply. For this reason, supply chain solutions have become an integral part of business strategies to cope with these ever-increasing complexities.

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The Business Costs of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chains have weathered a lot recently: a pandemic, natural disasters, trade wars and more. The Economist and GEP surveyed 400 senior execs to find out their real business impacts. The results? Shocking, but not surprising. Read the report now.

Companies Developing Chargers for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

NGT News

Ozop Energy Solutions, a company that invents, designs, develops, manufactures and distributes chargers, inverters and power supplies, says its fully owned subsidiary, Power Conversion Technologies Inc.

Key Logistics Considerations for Product Development

SIPMM Professional Publications

New Product Development is more challenging now than ever before as most products are required know-how across disciplines and organizational boundaries. The interdisciplinary teams are across from the supply base to design, prototype, and bring the products to market.

DFB Tech Stack: Capacity Management


In this post, we explore Capacity Management as one core piece of every digital freight brokerage’s operations. This post is , part of a series of posts that aims to shed light on the many new and innovative freight tech solutions that empower freight brokers to transform digitally.

Order Fulfillment Upheaval: Understanding the Rapidly Changing Fulfillment Environment

Logistics Viewpoints

Merchandise fulfillment variability has been on the rise for a number of years, due in large part to the growth of e-commerce. But all bets were off in 2020 as variability went off the charts.

5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

Just as the tech industry revolves around innovation, so does technical recruiting. To advance their career by attracting top candidates in a competitive landscape, modern recruiters must commit to actively adapting and advancing their hiring strategies. This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

Jerome hits the road for DB Schenker’s Golden Truck tour

Now, That's Logistics

When Jerome Johnson climbs up into the cab of DB Schenker’s Golden Truck, he feels like he’s sitting on top of the world and part of something much bigger than himself.

Key Success Factors for Sustainable Procurement

SIPMM Professional Publications

Organizations that seek to integrate sustainability into their business practices and strategies are increasing. Social and environmental factors are top priorities to be embedded into procurement and buying functions, to create a sustainable procurement strategy.

[Video] Spot Market Automation in TMS

Talking Logistics

Anthony Vitiello, Head of Sales at UltraShipTMS, a PCS Company, discusses how transportation management systems evolving to help shippers find capacity quickly, efficiently, and at a fair price via the spot market.

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Order Fulfillment Upheaval: Understanding the Rapidly Changing Fulfillment Environment

Logistics Viewpoints

Merchandise fulfillment variability has been on the rise for a number of years, due in large part to the growth of e-commerce. But all bets were off in 2020 as variability went off the charts.

Get More Help With Merchant Onboarding and Get Payments Going Your Way

Software companies are increasingly looking to move up in the payments food chain and play a bigger role. This whitepaper discusses where you'll fit in the chain, your cut of the revenue, and the benefits of becoming a payment facilitator.

COVID ‘long-hauler’ truckers share their struggles with persistent symptoms

Overdrive Online

The health issues these truckers continue to experience are common for COVID patients, such as dry cough, fatigue and headaches. Overdrive Extra


Digital Procurement for Ship Supplies Operations

SIPMM Professional Publications

Ship management procurement prospect has changed effectively. Since the early days of faxing over orders and waiting for vendors’ quotations, the internet has been a game-changer. With this, liaising between parties becomes much more efficient.

Capacity, demand, and equipment outlooks make for challenging ocean container market

Logistics Management

Higher rates, tight capacity, and a lack of empty container availability are major factors the current state of the global ocean container market

Trinity Logistics Experts Featured in Cold Chain Logistics Webinar

Trinity Logistics

Finding and selecting a cold chain logistics provider can be a tough and lengthy process. You want to make sure you find the right one. The one who you can trust in understanding your freight’s regulations and has the quality of the transportation you need for your temperature-controlled freight.

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.