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5 COVID-19 Vaccine Shipment Challenges and Potential Opportunities


Distribution of Covid-19 vaccines has begun worldwide – in the EU, vaccines from pharmaceutical manufacturers Biontech/Pfizer and Moderna already have conditional marketing authorizations valid for one year but renewable, and the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine received emergency marketing authorization in the United Kingdom.

Top 3 Factors To Consider In 2021 For The Trucking Industry

Blue Grace Logistics

With the effects of 2020 reverberating into the new year, business carries on in some unusual new ways. Most notably, COVID-19 disrupted the global supply chain and profoundly altered the flow of goods.


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Freight Rates Keep Rising as Uncertainty Abounds


The chaotic end of the 2020 season means potential new prospects for 2021, and the US shipping business will have to contend with tougher-than-usual service contracts as companies try to negotiate today’s market prices.

Introducing Inside the Founders’ Studio

The Logistics of Logistics

Introducing Inside the Founders’ Studio. Ryan Schreiber and Joe Lynch are launching a new podcast called Inside the Founders Studio. Ryan and Joe will interview founders, key executives, and innovators to understand what makes them and their companies successful. About Ryan Schreiber.

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.

Tips for Managing Performance Metrics for Order Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In today’s hotly competitive eCommerce environment, it’s easy to assume that more is always better. But that’s not necessarily true for eCommerce fulfillment KPIs, especially if you’ve just started working with a new 3PL or have added a fulfillment operation. Warehouse KPI

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Key Considerations for Co-Warehousing Spaces

SIPMM Professional Publications

The types of warehouses in Singapore are industrial buildings classified as B1 for clean and light industrial usage, B2 industrial buildings for general and special industries, Jurong Town Corporation type of flatted factories, ready-built spaces, business parks, and the former industrial properties which is the Housing Development Board.

Meet the driver of Evel Knievel's former haul rig, and read the 1973 Overdrive interview with the daredevil himself

Overdrive Online

This latest in Overdrive's 60th anniversary series takes a look at one intersection of the business magazine and U.S. popular culture with the 1973 story on one of the most famous people on the planet at the time, the daredevil and sometime truck driver. Channel 19

Need to Scale Your Online Business? 3PL eCommerce Fulfillment Services Can Help

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

3PL ecommerce fulfillment is like a belt in a pair of pants. You don’t need to buy new pants whenever your weight fluctuates – your belt is there to keep your pants fitting nicely as your weight decreases or increases. The same holds true with fulfillment.

The Changing Nature of Returns Management

Logistics Viewpoints

One of the most expensive parts of e-commerce has taken on a whole new meaning over the last 12 months: returns. The COVID-19 pandemic led to a surge in e-commerce sales that could not have been predicted.

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.

Delivery Drones: A Birth in Waiting

Talking Logistics

I first wrote about drones almost 8 years ago in a post titled, “Drones – The Birth Of A New Transportation Mode.” Here is how I concluded the post: I believe we’re witnessing the birth of a new transportation mode, one that will take many years to develop and mature (but will probably happen sooner.

ROUSH CleanTech’s Battery-Electric Ford F-650 Achieves HVIP Eligibility

NGT News

ROUSH CleanTech’s Ford F-650 battery-electric truck has achieved California Hybrid and Zero-emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) eligibility listing. The all-electric F-650 has a maximum speed of 65 miles per hour and a 100-mile range.

Enterprise shippers’ top 6 logistics strategies to know

FreightWaves SONAR

Surviving the tumultuous year of 2020 represented the most critical challenge shipping leaders had to face in years. Adjusting current logistics strategies demonstrated the second great challenge of the pandemic.

Overdrive-Red Eye Radio Trucker Talent Search looking for best voices on the road

Overdrive Online

Submissions are open for the eighth season of the Trucker Talent Search, featuring a grand prize of a professional studio recording session. Trucker Talent Search


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.

Digital Procurement for Supplier Compliance Risk Evaluation

SIPMM Professional Publications

Digital technologies for procurement are advancing by leaps and bounds in the age of digitalisation.

Higher Transportation Costs Lead to Last-Mile Transformations

Logistics Trends and Insights

By now, we’re all aware of how the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the growth of e-commerce trend as consumers shied away from in-store purchases and manufacturers and suppliers adapted to a more digital environment. However, it’s coming at a cost for all involved.

A New Approach to Contract Freight: How Shippers Can Refocus Their Transportation Strategy in 2021

Talking Logistics

In 2020, we saw the transportation industry’s resilience first-hand, as all parties of the supply chain navigated a challenging freight landscape to get goods to market.

Truckload Shipping Rates: What You Need to Know

Freight Center

While less-than-truckload or LTL shipping can accommodate a lot of shippers’ needs, it might not match your shipping needs.

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.

Telematics Applications in Cold Chain Logistics

SIPMM Professional Publications

In cold chain transportation, the stakes are high. Fines for regulatory non-compliance, losses from spoiled perishable merchandise or worst, sick end-consumers can be the result of uncontrolled temperatures.

PERC: Propane Offers More Direct Path to Decarbonization that EVs

NGT News

Propane-fueled medium-duty and heavy-duty (MD-HD) internal combustion engine vehicles provide a lower carbon footprint solution in 38 U.S. states and Washington, D.C.,

The Promised Land of Synchronized Supply Chain Planning and Execution

Talking Logistics

Earlier this month, C.H. Robinson announced a partnership with SAS to “unlock a new era of dynamic business planning for Retail and CPG companies.”

Freight Tech, ROI & Input vs. Output Metrics


tl/dr - Don’t buy software-especially anything around “freight tech”-if your vendor can’t show you exactly what impact you’ll get and which knobs to tune. Here’s a framework to use to make sure you’re successful. Inputs vs. Outputs.

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.

Digital Technologies for a Smart Warehouse

SIPMM Professional Publications

The supporting vision for industry 4.0 is that all “machines” in a value chain are linked and share vital information and data based on common standards. This meant that human contribution to the process is almost zero as humans play the role of overseeing and supporting the automation.

Ten Predictions for Supply-Chain and Procurement Software in 2021

Supply Chain Brain

We'll see more supplier diversity and the rise of the Chief Data Officer, but we still aren't ready for an A.I. revolution

PowerTap, Andretti Group Partner to Expand Hydrogen Fueling Network

NGT News

Clean Power Capital Corp. says PowerTap Hydrogen Fueling, its investee company, has executed a definitive agreement with Humboldt Petroleum Inc., Peninsula Petroleum LLC and Colvin Oil I LLC (collectively, the Andretti Group) to install PowerTap’s modular hydrogen fueling stations this year.

TFI International buys UPS Freight for $800 million, rebranding as “TForce Freight”

Logistics Management

UPS is selling its UPS Freight less-than-truckload (LTL) unit to TFI International Inc., a Canadian holding company that is parent to truckload giant CFI and other transport entities, for $800 million, subject to working capital and other adjustments.

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.