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3PLs Turn to Technology to Reimagine the Supply Chain and Improve Customer Experience

Turvo

At the FreightWaves’ 3PL Summit on March 24, 2021, Luis Pajares, Chief Revenue Officer at Turvo discussed the role of technology in the supply chain to reimagine workflows to improve overall customer experience.

Current Impairment: Container Ship Blocks Suez Canal

Forto

In the night from March 23 to 24, an unexpected incident occurred on the Suez Canal: The grounded container ship MV Ever Given, with a length of no less than 400 meters, blocked the whole waterway of the canal. There is no chance of passing through here at the moment.

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3 Reasons to Outsource Information Technology to Attain Digitalization

Cyzerg

Digitalization (Industry 4.0) is a necessary evolution that businesses need to remain relevant and competitive in the twenty-first century. One of the most cost-efficient and swiftest ways to attain digitalization is by outsourcing information technology to specialized IT companies.

Hurdles to 3PL Growth with Trey Griggs and Isaac Moreno

The Logistics of Logistics

Hurdles to 3PL Growth with Trey Griggs and Isaac Moreno. Joe Lynch discusses hurdles to 3PL growth with Trey Griggs and Isaac Moreno. Trey and Isaac work at Lean Solutions Group , where they work with 3PLs to solve a variety of sales and marketing problems. About Trey Griggs.

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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 Long and Short of Fulfillment Services Contracts

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Whether you’re looking to outsource fulfillment for the first time or you’ve had a logistics partner before, fulfillment services contracts can be confusing and intimidating.

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What is Supply Chain Resiliency?

Logistics Viewpoints

If your company’s supply chain survived 2020 and the disruptions of early 2021, it’s safe to say it has passed the supply chain resiliency test.

Developing a Distribution Strategy with Matt McGregor

The Logistics of Logistics

Developing a Distribution Strategy with Matt McGregor. Joe Lynch and Matt McGregor discuss developing a distribution strategy. Distribution strategy is one of the areas of focus for Matt and the Colliers Real Estate team. About Matt McGregor.

How can fulfillment packaging reduce processing time and costs?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re looking to optimize your order fulfillment operations, there are many efficiency-boosting opportunities out there. The lowest hanging fruit may be in your choice of packaging. Fulfillment Operations

Innovations and Start-ups: Wind-Powered Freight, Urban Logistics, and Blockchain

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.

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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.

Supply Chain Talent Matters More than Ever

Logistics Viewpoints

According to one survey , only 27% of leaders believe that they have the talent needed to meet current supply chain performance requirements. What should supply chain leaders be looking for to close the talent gap? AGCO Logistics Team Accepts Prestigious Supply Chain Award.

Legislation looks to ease HOS regs for livestock, ag haulers

Overdrive Online

A bill reintroduced in the Senate would relax HOS regs for livestock and ag haulers. Also, the owner of a Rhode Island-based trucking company was sentenced for falsifying FMCSA documents; and TA donates to St. Christopher Fund. Hours of Service

Dan Clark Recognized as 2021 Supply Chain Pro to Know

Kuebix

Dan Clark, Kuebix Founder and VP of Product Innovation and Strategy, Trimble, has been selected as a 2021 Supply Chain Executive Pro to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine.

Best Practices for Improving Driver Retention for the Long Haul

Food Logistics

When drivers feel confident that they can expect to be paid on time, with easy, consistent access to loads and a community of other drivers to connect with, retention can improve exponentially. Transportation / Trucking

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.

Amazon Supply Chain Innovation Continues

Logistics Viewpoints

Three years ago, my colleague Steve Banker wrote an article about the Amazon supply chain , asking if it was the most innovative in the world. In the article, he wrote about Amazon Relay, the acquisition of Whole Foods, Amazon the carrier, and the expansion of its warehousing capabilities.

Transportation Management Systems: Your Secret Weapon in War Against Late Shipments

Talking Logistics

Late shipments represent massive expense and risk for enterprises around the world. And the problem is widespread. In January of 2021, an average of 37 percent of shipping containers were delayed across regions of Europe, the United States, Asia and Latin America.

Trinity Logistics’ Jennifer Hoffman Recognized as one of Women in Trucking’s “Top Women to Watch in Transportation”

Trinity Logistics

SEAFORD , Del. March 22, 2021)- Trinity Logistics is proud to recognize Jennifer Hoffman as one of Women in Trucking Association’s (WIT) “Top Women to Watch in Transportation”. Hoffman is Trinity’s Director of Agent Services and has been with the company for 6 years.

NGVAmerica Supports Utah Bill Extending Alternative Fuel Credits

NGT News

NGVAmerica, a national organization dedicated to the development of a sustainable market for vehicles powered by natural gas and biomethane, says it supports the passage of Utah HB 91.

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.

Freight Cost & Transportation Capacity Outlook for 2021

Now, That's Logistics

With a worldwide vaccine distribution effort underway, the global pandemic still impacting most regions of the world, and supply chain disruptions persisting, the transportation environment remained unpredictable as we moved into 2021.

GPS is Vital for Supply Chains. What If It Goes Down?

Talking Logistics

“GPS is vital to Americans, but hacking it has never been easier,” writes Diana Furchtgott-Roth in last weekend’s Wall Street Journal. GPS depends on satellites, which can be damaged by electromagnetic storms or military attack.

Frozen Food Shipping: What Can Go Wrong?

Trinity Logistics

Frozen food is considered one of the safest forms of food preservation because the freezing temperatures prevent harmful bacteria. This doesn’t necessarily mean that frozen food is foolproof. Several situations that could cause your frozen food to go bad and ways to prevent them from happening.

Frito-Lay Transitions Modesto Facility Fleet from Diesel

NGT News

Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo Inc., says it has made progress in the transformation of its Modesto, Calif., manufacturing site by replacing all of its existing diesel-powered fleet equipment with zero-emission (ZE) and near-zero emission (NZE) technologies.

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.

Best Practices for Managing Your Cold Shipping

GoShip Blog

Temperature-controlled shipping is a critical part of the global supply chain ecosystem, as it is the primary way of distributing perishables like food and medicine. In fact, reefers, or refrigerated trucks , handle 90% of all food distributed through the US.

[Video] When Parcel Demand Exceeds Capacity: What Should Shippers Do?

Talking Logistics

As we begin 2021, the parcel market is very different than it was a year ago. Simply put, the surging growth of e-commerce, driven in large part by the pandemic, has created a capacity crunch in the market. How should shippers respond?

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It's prime time for air disc brakes, with nearly 2 in five owner-operators running them on the tractor

Overdrive Online

Increasing air disc brake adoption has been driven by a variety of factors, including improved stopping distance, serviceability, heat-handling dynamics, and more. Here are several key points to consider before making a switch from drums. Equipment

Blue Bird Delivers North America’s First V2G-Capable Electric School Bus

NGT News

Blue Bird Corp., an independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, has delivered the first operational DC fast charge vehicle-to-grid (V2G)-capable school bus in North America, utilizing technology from Nuvve Holding Corp.

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.