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How a 3PL Can Help Deliver Better Customer Service

Freight Center

Customer service is a top priority for every business owner and manager. And when it comes to shipping, you want a shipping partner who takes customer service as seriously as you do.

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What is the Difference Between GRI and Premium Rates in Shipping?

MTS Logistics

It is extremely interesting what has happened over the past 4-5 months where every shipping carrier started implementing this “premium” strategy which is nothing but a variation of a GRI without the 30-day notice requested by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC.).


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What Is Deadstock and How Do I Get Rid of It?

GoShip Blog

Well-organized inventory management is a must-have for a successful retail strategy. In the post-pandemic world, optimal use of warehouse space is a necessity to meet the budget bottom line and grow profits.

Innovations and Start-ups: Zero-Emission Trucking, Drones, and Technological Disruption

Logistics Matter

Trends and innovations in supply chain and logistics. That’s what this blog is all bout. Therefore I bring you an overview of my highlights of the news this week on logistics start-ups and innovations below.

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.

The CPG Supply Chain with Mike Neme

The Logistics of Logistics

The CPG Supply Chain with Mike Neme. Joe Lynch and Mike Neme discuss the CPG supply chain and Mike’s approach to winning and managing business with emerging consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies. About Mike Neme. Mike Neme is a principal at Hook Logistics Powered by Globaltranz.

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Reflections and Lessons From 1997

The Lean Thinker

MONDAY: 2 PERS 1 MACHINE. TODAY: 1 PERSON 2 MACHINES. On a Thursday afternoon in the summer of 1997 I sent that pager message (remember pagers?) to Rick from the factory where I had spent a week working with Mr. Shimura of Shingijutsu and Reiko, his interpreter.

New Podcast Episode: Cargoloop, the Hyperloop for Freight

Logistics Matter

The Does LogisticsMatter? Podcast is all about trends and innovations in supply chain and logistics. This episode features Rik Roeske and Edwin Wenink of Hardt Hyperloop.

Charlie Saffro and the CS Recruiting Stor?y?

The Logistics of Logistics

Charlie Saffro and the CS Recruiting Story?. Ryan Schreiber hosts a podcast about Charlie Saffro and the CS Recruiting story. Charlie is the Founder and President of CS Recruiting a firm that specializes in logistics and supply chain recruiting. About Charlie Saffro.

This Direct Response Fulfillment Operation Had Gone to the Dogs

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Top Dog Direct is a leading “as seen on TV” company that finds, develops and launches new products. When its B2C fulfillment company went out of business, the company leaned on its B2B distribution partner to take on consumer-direct fulfillment. It did not go well.

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.

Achieving Overall Logistics Effectiveness in Warehouse Operations

Logistics Viewpoints

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Mike Khodl, VP of Differentiated Technologies at Dematic. We spoke mostly about achieving optimal warehouse performance.

B2B eCommerce Technology Supports the Link Between Food Manufacturing, Distribution, and Logistics

Logistics Matter

Once packaged food leaves the plant floor, the chain of custody must be tracked and monitored both for safety concerns and order delivery expectations. Orders placed in the morning are expected that afternoon. B2B eCommerce technology excels in keeping the chain monitored and efficient.

Will Chu and the Vector Story

The Logistics of Logistics

Will Chu and the Vector Story. Joe Lynch and Will Chu discuss Will’s story and the story of his company, Vector. Will is the Co-Founder and CEO of Vector, a firm that is digitizing the pickup and delivery process. About Will Chu.

The Way Forward in Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

In case you were in any doubt, this past year taught us that the rules for success moving forward won’t be the same as those from the past. This is particularly true in transportation management.

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 Transformation Journey in Supply Chain Planning

Logistics Viewpoints

Remember those times when we used to stroll down the block and find local stores such as the mom-and-pop diners and get the chance to relish the coziness and sense of family environment there. Even mom-and-pop stores and diners had to step up their digitalization game with the pandemic erupting.

Wireless Temperature Tracking Helps Dot Foods Improve Productivity

Food Logistics

Dot Foods implemented a GPS refrigerated trailer monitoring system that integrates with broader fleet management, regulating and maintaining ideal temperatures in refrigerated trailers via a wireless monitoring system. Transportation / Cold Chain

Roadcheck's not just focused on hours this year: Keep those lights in good working order to pass inspection

Overdrive Online

Here are the top 15 states when it comes a propensity to issue lights-related violations. And data also point to the both 2021 Roadcheck enforcement-emphasis areas in Georgia, Vermont and Nevada. CSA's Data Trail

Murray Introduces Bill to Electrify Nation’s School Bus Fleet

NGT News

Patty Murray, D-Wash., the chair of the Senate Education and Health Committee, has joined Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto, D-Nev., and Reps. Jahana Hayes, D-Conn., and Tony Cárdenas, D-Calif., to introduce the Clean School Bus Act.

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.

GlobalTranz And Echo Global Logistics Both Report 40% Fourth Quarter Revenue Growth

Logistics Viewpoints

Bob Farrell, Chairman and CEO of GlobalTranz. GlobalTranz, a logistics service provider, put out a press release on February 23rd where they mentioned that they had achieved 40% growth in revenue, fourth quarter of 2020 compared to the fourth quarter of 2019.

Orchestrating Success Through Cold Chain Monitoring Technology Advancements

Food Logistics

Using advanced monitoring technology to fine-tune efficiencies in production and match consumption trends will accelerate efforts to create more sustainable food systems and life-saving distribution networks. Transportation / 3PL/4PL

‘Life Is Short: Enjoy the Ride!’ A tribute to a father who did

Overdrive Online

Remembering Anthony Scott Townley Sr.: Whether it was food, hospital supplies, oil or gas, my dad hauled it all. His life made a difference in this world, and it’s not just him but the many truck drivers who have decided that the road is their home.". Overdrive Extra

DFB Tech Stack: Invoice Reconciliation


Digitize Invoicing to Eliminate Errors and Guard Cash Flow. In this article, we explore Invoice Reconciliation tools as a core piece of every digital 3PL/freight brokerage’s operations.

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.

Philip Morris International’s Pivot to Smoke-Free Products Complicates their Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

The Introduction of Smokeless Tobacco Products Complicated Philip Morris’s Supply Chain. The tobacco industry is changing. Traditionally, the industry has been stable.

What is a freight calculator and how do carriers, brokers and shippers use calculators

FreightWaves SONAR

As part of the shipping process , load and delivery management metrics must be developed for each company and at times each load or shipment.

Canada pumps brakes on ELD deadline amid registry bottleneck, June 12 now a soft enforcement date

Overdrive Online

Canada's Transport Minister Omar Alghabra today announced an intent to work with industry and others on details of a "progressive enforcement period" to begin with "education and awareness" exclusively, amid ongoing device registry delays. Regulations

Generation Stereotypes: Do They Hinder Supply Chain Collaboration?

Talking Logistics

Generation stereotypes exist, and as the authors of a Harvard Business Review article state, “these beliefs can get in the way of how people collaborate with their colleagues, and have troubling implications for how we people are managed and trained.”

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.