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The Produce Tipping Point: How the Produce Season May Tip the Load-to-Truck Scales

CH Robinson Logistics

This year’s produce season is felt after a series of events impacting transportation. The power outages in Texas, the inclement weather in the Midwest, and the Ever Given ship at the Suez Canal, all of these contribute to a tight transportation market.

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Customers Satisfied: What the future of fulfillment looks like

Logistics Management

The six building blocks of customer-centric fulfillment

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Time for the Low-Tech Transporation Industry to Convert to High Tech

Mazars Ledger

As organizations look to modernize, transportation management is often one aspect of a business that is overlooked. However, making transportation… The post Time for the Low-Tech Transporation Industry to Convert to High Tech appeared first on Insights Center - Mazars - United States.

Most Important ProMatDX Innovation

Logistics Matter

April 12 -15 ProMatDX, the largest material handling event, will take place virtually. It will feature dozens of AGV vendors.

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’s Driving the 3PL Industry Consolidation with Spencer Tenney

The Logistics of Logistics

What’s Driving the 3PL Industry Consolidation with Spencer Tenney. Joe Lynch and Spencer Tenney discuss what’s driving the 3PL industry consolidation. Spencer and his team at Tenney Group are mergers and acquisitions advisors who work with business owners in the 3PL, trucking, and bus industry.

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Procurement and Supply Chain are Smarter Together – Practical Use Cases

Logistics Viewpoints

In a previous post , I made a case for how the Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) and Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) are smarter together.

Could Stockless Stores Be the Future of the High Street

Logistics Matter

We have all seen the headlines & plethora of statistics about the uptick in online shopping over the last twelve months.

Make Heroes, Make Money with Steve Elwell

The Logistics of Logistics

Make Heroes, Make Money with Steve Elwell. Joe Lynch and Steve Elwell discuss the concept of “make heroes, make money,” which relates to making customers and prospective customers the hero. Many salespeople and companies forget this principle and position themselves as the hero.

The Ever Given Continues to Impact Supply Chains Despite Being Freed from the Suez Canal

Kuebix

The world received exciting news this week as a 220,200-ton cargo ship named the Ever Given was freed from the Suez Canal after being stuck for six days. The Suez Canal is one of the most important trade arteries in the world. It connects Asia to Europe and the U.S. East Coast.

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.

This Week in Logistics News (March 27 – April 3)

Logistics Viewpoints

Spring brings about a plethora of annual traditions. For example, yesterday was Major League Baseball’s opening day, which turned into a rainout for my hometown Red Sox. Another yearly tradition is the emergence of annual cicadas, which are found in every US state.

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Could Stockless Stores Be the Future of the High Street

Logistics Matter

We have all seen the headlines & plethora of statistics about the uptick in online shopping over the last twelve months.

Technology Alone Won’t Integrate Your Supply Chain with Paul Jensen

The Logistics of Logistics

Technology Alone Won’t Integrate Your Supply Chain with Paul Jensen. Joe Lynch and Paul Jensen discuss why technology alone won’t integrate your supply chain. Technology is critically important to a connected supply chain, however, there are limitations to what technology can do.

This Is Not an April Fools’ Joke

Talking Logistics

In past years, I have written April Fools’ posts that ranged from the somewhat believable to the completely ridiculous.

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.

Boot Barn Implements Intelligent Warehouse Automation and Control System

Logistics Viewpoints

Boot Barn is a retail chain devoted to western and work-related footwear, apparel, and accessories. The company operates over 200 stores in the US and e-commerce websites consisting primarily of bootbarn.com, sheplers.com and countryoutfitter.com.

LogisticsMatter is Under Construction

Logistics Matter

LogisticsMatter.com is being redesigned. The site is fully functioning, but not everything looks as it should yet. The new design will be launched next week. In the meantime: enjoy your stay! Thank you for visiting LogisticsMatter.com.

3PL Sales Will Never Be the Same with Ryan Mann

The Logistics of Logistics

3PL Sales Will Never Be the Same with Ryan Mann. Joe Lynch and Ryan Mann discuss why 3PL sales will never be the same. 3PL sales are changed forever because of COVID, changing market dynamics, and the introduction of new technologies. About Ryan Mann.

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There's much more to business ownership than having an authority

Overdrive Online

History is rich with companies that worked tirelessly to save their sinking ship rather than change when the need became inevitable. Yet failure to effectively plan for the change can be its own Achilles Heel of sorts. Overdrive Extra

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.

HWI Unleashes Continuous Innovation

Logistics Viewpoints

Dave Elias, VP of SCM (on the left), and Josh Stauffer, Sr. Director of IT, of HWI. Dave Elias, vice president of supply chain management, and Josh Stauffer, senior director of IT, spoke at ARC Advisory Group’s Supply Chain Forum. Both men work for HarbisonWalker International (HWI).

The Future of Cross-Border E-Commerce

Talking Logistics

One of the ripple effects of the Covid-19 pandemic was the surge in e-commerce growth. According to Digital Commerce 360 estimates, “consumers spent $861.12 billion online with U.S. merchants in 2020, up an incredible 44.0% year over year.”

5 Ocean Shipping Trends to Watch in 2021

Now, That's Logistics

Container shortages, capacity constraints, higher shipping costs, and ongoing impacts of the global pandemic all placed new challenges in front of ocean shippers last year. Those roadblocks have yet to be removed in 2021, although some early signs of relief are beginning to surface.

Most owner-ops opposed to allowing under-21 CDL drivers an interstate option

Overdrive Online

Just about a third of readers support in some measure. Among the no votes, one urged "better training programs, better trainers, better treatment from DOT and law enforcement, more parking places, and other incentives to help drivers stay and not quit.". Voices

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.

UPS Signs CNG, RNG Supply Agreement with Hexagon Agility

NGT News

Hexagon Agility, a provider of clean fuel solutions for commercial vehicles, has signed a master services agreement with UPS, one of the world’s largest package delivery companies, to supply compressed natural gas (CNG) and renewable natural gas (RNG) fuel systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (April 2, 2021)

Talking Logistics

Q1 2021 is in the books. The pandemic is still with us, but we have vaccines and toilet paper, so an improvement from last year. Onward and upward we go! Unless you’re a cargo ship, anchored and waiting.) —- Suez Canal Opens, but Shipping Will Be Snarled for Months (WSJ – sub.

Frozen Food Shipping Shouldn’t Make You Shiver and Shake

Trinity Logistics

Whether those buying your product are meat-eaters or vegetarians, gluten-free , or dairy-free or they’ll try anything under the sun – we all have to eat. All food must make its way from farms and factories to the dinner table. We all know that this multi-step process is particular and sensitive.

Give me some (warehouse) space

Kane is Able

The industrial real estate market has changed dramatically in the last year. Today, it’s a seller’s market and power users of warehouse space, like large CPG companies, don’t have the same ability they once had to access the space they need at the rates and terms they desire.

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.