Sat.Nov 07, 2020 - Fri.Nov 13, 2020

Better Warehouse Labor Planning Requires Better Forecasting

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In this past election, voters were faced with two very contrasting alternatives. Decisions on peak season fulfillment center staffing are similarly distinct: you have two very different alternatives to choose between.

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The Fundamentals of Efficient FTZ Warehouse Operations


One of the biggest benefits of having the FTZ (foreign trade zone) status is that you’re able to lease a general warehouse space or building to store your foreign-sourced products, raw materials, and more.

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Customer Retention vs. Acquisition: What You Should Know

Ship Monk

Conventional marketing wisdom would tell you to acquire and conquer, but is that really true? Turns out, a successful eCommerce company relies on more than just a rapidly-growing customer base.

Robots to the Rescue

Logistics Matter

COVID-19 has transformed the way we conduct our daily lives and with this, the use of robotics has expanded beyond the walls of warehouses and distribution centres (DCs).

Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

A Better Solution for SMB Shippers with Ryan Collier

The Logistics of Logistics

A Better Solution for SMB Shippers with Ryan Collier. Ryan Collier and Joe Lynch discuss a better solution for SMB shippers. Small and midsize business shippers face unique challenges. SMB shippers often feel overlooked and undervalued by 3PL and brokers. About Ryan Collier.

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The Importance of Digital Transformation for Logistics Service Providers and Carriers

Talking Logistics

If there is a silver lining to the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s that the pandemic has raised the general public’s awareness of the critical role of supply chain management. It has also underscored the importance of digital transformation, especially for logistics service providers and carriers.

Trends in the Supply Chain and Their Impact on the Transportation Management System Market


This year has reminded everyone to expect the unexpected – even in the supply chain which is one of the most unflappable industries out there! Covid-19 has disrupted the logistics operations of companies throughout the U.S.

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Freight Forwarding Catches Up with Sharm Chelliah

The Logistics of Logistics

Freight Forwarding Catches Up with Sharm Chelliah. Sharm Chelliah and Joe Lynch discuss the topic, “freight forwarding catches up” which refers to the recent technology advancements made in freight forwarding that has enabled it to offer a customer experience and visibility on par with tech-enabled 3PLs and freight brokers. About Sharm Chelliah. Sharm Chelliah is a Global Account Executive at Flexport , a digital freight forwarder, and customs broker.

Megatrends in Warehousing and Fulfillment

Logistics Viewpoints

Warehousing megatrends are primarily driven by the long-term, sustained, global growth of e-commerce. Today's customer experience depends on warehouse activity more than ever before. But these warehouses must fulfill more orders of smaller handling units, at higher costs with more required tasks.

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.

Supply Chain Control Towers: Why Are We Still Talking About Them?

Talking Logistics

Supply Chain Control Towers are not new. Analysts and software vendors have been talking about them for as long as I’ve been an industry analyst (20+ years). So, why are we still talking about supply chain control towers?

Veterans Make Significant Contributions to the Transportation Industry – Happy Veterans Day!


Veterans Day, celebrated annually on November 11th, recognizes veterans for their sacrifices, the honor they’ve shown, and celebrates the freedom they have brought our nation with their service. It’s an opportunity for everyone to thank those that have served and to commemorate their bravery.

Fast-Tracking Warehouse Automation

Logistics Management

Scaling these solutions is no longer an option—it’s a competitive necessity

The Best Freight Brokers Use these 5 Questions when Prospecting

FreightWaves SONAR

Prospects are not all created equal. The best freight brokers ask the right questions in freight broker sales when prospecting for new business.

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.

Route Optimization: Driving Efficiency for Utilities

Talking Logistics

Since 1889 and the advent of the AC kilowatt-hour meter, utility companies have measured their customers’ consumption rates by attaching a meter to the home or business, and by sending a meter reader to record the readings on a monthly (or quarterly) basis.

IBP Scenario Modeling for Recovery, Restructuring and Resilience


Today’s business reality is constantly shifting. Organizations that are running an IBP process right now are in a better position than others to deal with this uncertainty. Those that also leverage scenarios in IBP are even better prepared to deal with the supply chain shocks caused by COVID-19.

NGVAmerica: Communities Should Continue to Invest in Natural Gas Technologies

NGT News

NGVAmerica says communities should continue to invest in new near-zero natural gas technologies. Using New Jersey as a case study, NGVAmerica analyzed the costs and impact of transitioning the state’s entire 10,000 refuse truck fleet from diesel to both natural gas and battery-electric vehicles.

13% Automated Loads. Jones Logistics is Winning with Parade.


Unleashing the power of each carrier rep Jones Logistics has become one of the leading truck flatbed brokerages in the country - 150,000 loads per year and counting - by enabling their team to build long term relationships with their shippers and carriers.

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.

When it Comes to Enterprise Implementations, Agile is Not the Latest Business Fad

Logistics Viewpoints

Agile has been embraced by system integrators serving the warehouse management system market as a project methodology that can speed implemenations and reduce customization. That leads to a better ROI.

4 Freight broker challenges when there is a lack of freight technology

FreightWaves SONAR

There are many aspects of day-to-day shipping processes that any freight broker must monitor. Transportation costs are among the most critical of these. A more automated and technology-backed approach can make all the difference.

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CARB: CI of California’s NGV Fuel Portfolio Negative for First Time

NGT News

The energy weighted? carbon intensity (CI)? value of? California’s? natural gas vehicle (NGV) fuel portfolio in the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program was below zero – at -0.85 g CO2e/MJ – according to recently released Q2 data from the California Air Resources Board (CARB)?.

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2020 Warehouse/DC Operations Survey: COVID-19 pandemic hits, operations respond

Logistics Management

The pace of change wrought by e-commerce on warehousing/DC operations has been increasing for several years, but now the pandemic has kicked it into overdrive

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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.

3PL Solutions for the Manufacturing Industry

Trinity Logistics

The manufacturing industry faces several challenges with their logistics. Laws and regulations in the manufacturing industry are always fluctuating. Some companies’ inventory management is not as advanced as it needs to be.

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Why truckload freight quotes using automation are more accurate

FreightWaves SONAR

When it comes to establishing truckload freight quotes for customers, it is essential to use automation to get the most accurate results and offer the most competitive rates. Transportation networks rely on timely rate estimates that are competitive while also being profitable.

Cummins, Navistar Partner on Development of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck

NGT News

Cummins Inc. and Navistar International Corp. say they are working together on the development of a Class 8 truck powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The project will be funded in part through an award from the U.S.

Shipping and Packages growth cannot save the day for the USPS

Logistics Management

A recurring narrative related to the United States Postal Service (USPS) over the last several quarters pertains to how even though the organization continues to fight an uphill battle, as evidenced by ongoing steep quarterly losses, its Shipping and Packages Group continues to see increases.

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!