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Real-time Alerts: Transforming Supply Chain

20Cube Logistics

Supply Chain today has spread across borders challenging end-to-end visibility however technology is motivating businesses and is transforming the supply chain.

What cold chain logistics services do 3PLs provide for candy products?

West Coast and California Logistics

Candy products come in all shapes, sizes and colors, but share many of the same needs from a logistics standpoint. They all need to be carefully handled throughout the supply chain so that they reach customers exactly as intended.

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Why You Should Move Secondary Packaging Closer to the Consumer

Kane is Able

Much of the cost and complexity in CPG supply chains happen post manufacturing. Think about it. You might have one product – a potato chip – that gets packaged in dozens of ways. Historically, this final packaging has been handled as a discrete supply chain function by contract packaging companies.

5 Common Logistics Technology Issues & Their Real Causes

Cyzerg

Logistics technology issues too often bring businesses to a halt. In a study by Compuware , almost half of respondents (48%) reported that technology problems happen anywhere from a few times a week to every day.

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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.

Four Signs That It’s Time to Rethink Transportation Management

Talking Logistics

Is your supply chain at a crossroads? Customers want next-day or same-day shipments, IT departments are overextended, and your transportation management system (TMS) has become unmanageable. If your company is among the estimated 60 percent of organizations that have yet to adopt a TMS, or has an older application — or worse, “systems” that are. Read more Four Signs That It’s Time to Rethink Transportation Management.

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The Top Freight KPIs You Need to Succeed

Cerasis

Tracking the right key performance indicators (KPIs) can mean the difference between success or failure in your logistics enterprise. The top freight KPIs you need to succeed enable continuous improvement, rely on real-time visibility and apply the latest in freight analytics capabilities.

E-Commerce Fulfillment: The Retailer Survival Kit

Logistics Viewpoints

Returnless refunds is only one of many ways in which Amazon is taking e-commerce fulfillment and customer service to the next level.

2020 U.S. Exports Outlook for Containerized Shipping Traffic

MTS Logistics

2019 was a historic year with trade wars, a global economic shake down, and political turmoil. Global GDP Growth compared to 2018 was 3%. And, as you see on the below chart from Statista, 3% growth is the low-point of expected Global GDP growth between 2014 to 2024.

Canadian ELDs: What to Know & What It Means for Cross-Border Carriers

United World Transporation

Canada’s full implementation of an Electronic Logging Device regulation for all Canadian motor carriers is slotted for June 12, 2021. While that is over a year away, there is a 2-year phase in period for ELD use, just like we saw in the United States.

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!

Why You Need to Centralize Transportation Management Operations

Talking Logistics

A recent review of two companies with different transportation management strategies reinforced my belief that centralization of transportation management operations will produce better operating results today and in the future.

Auditor General reports confirm gaps in safety enforcement

Truck News

Auditor general reports in Manitoba and Ontario, released last fall, uncovered some major shortcomings when it comes to enforcement of regulations governing commercial motor vehicle carriers and drivers. Not to mention the monitoring of the programs and people who are …

Tips to Reduce Safety Stock With Data and a WMS

Cerasis

Safety stock concerns continue to plague omnichannel supply chains. Omnichannel brought an influx of customers to businesses and led to an increase of products and SKUs shipped in multiple modes, in a myriad of ways.

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Fuel Fact Check: Propane Is a Dirty Fuel

NGT News

When considering alternative fuels and options that are better for the environment, many fleet owners are overlooking propane autogas, thinking it is a dirty fuel. But this is not the case.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

There are more than a few logistics and distribution topics to watch in 2020

Logistics Management

In 2020, keep an eye on AI and micro-fulfillment

U.S. Retail Sales Up in 2019 as Retailers Look Toward a Make or Break 2020

Logistics Trends and Insights

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. retail sales ended 2019 strong with December sales up 0.3% from November and 5.8% above December 2018. For the year, retail sales increased by 3.6% from 2018.

Here’s How to Keep Snow and Ice Off Trucks

Cerasis

If you’re a trucker who often works in cold environments, you know how difficult operations are in those conditions. To make matters worse, the snow and ice that pile up on your rig pose an immense danger to the cars behind and around you.

Carriers: Work with Bulk Freight Brokers to Secure Backhaul Trucking

Bulk Connection

As important as backhaul trucking is to carriers, it can still sometimes get lost in the shuffle. Or, backhauls may simply be hard to come by within your lanes. No matter what the reason is, bulk freight brokers are here to help. Bulk Transportation Freight Brokerage

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Semi-retirement beckons for Rolf Lockwood

Truck News

Well, strange as it seems to me, I have retired. Mostly. After 41 years of writing about trucks and trucking, 33 since launching Today's Trucking, I’ve pulled into the yard and parked it. This is not my very last column, but future contributions may be somewhat irregular.

New cooperative agreement forged to provide cybersecurity in air cargo sector

Logistics Management

Airports Council International and The Aviation Information Sharing and Analysis Center have entered into a cooperative agreement

[PODCAST] How E-Commerce is Changing LTL Shipping Practices

Cerasis

Listen to “How E-Commerce is Changing LTL Shipping Practices” on Spreaker.

Can Cargo Transport Capacity in the Danube River Be Increased?

MTS Logistics

Logistic pathways have played a crucial role in improving economic activity along them. Humans saw the importance of them and searched for the most feasible and cost-effective ones. Today, water transport of cargoes is considered to be the cheapest and cleanest transportation method.

Supply Chain Resilience in the Face of Uncertainty

Speaker: Aanand Pandey, Supply Chain Analyst & Consultant, AIMMS

This short video explains how scenario modeling can help you improve supply chain resilience and your ability to respond and recover quickly from disruptions. Looking at scenarios side by side provides valuable insights that makes it easier to evaluate impact on your operations, ability to service customers and margin, and the best options to restart supply when supply lanes reopen.

Feeling blue? It could be SAD!

Truck News

We’re in the thick of winter, and you might be feeling the effects of it, including the low energy, irritable mood, or the struggle to get out of bed in the morning. The Winter Blues, more formally known as Seasonal … Health & Safety

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Six Steps to an Ethical and Sustainable Supply Chain

Supply Chain Brain

Manufacturers today face increasingly complex challenges, from economic instability to compliance pressures and heightened global competition

Freight Analytics That Will Enhance Productivity

Cerasis

Freight analytics refers to a set of algorithms that meticulously comb through the mountain of freight data to unlock its potential. According to Research & Markets, their value is further evidenced by their growth.

What Global Risks are Increasing In 2020?

Logistics Viewpoints

Every year, prior to the big event in Davos Switzerland where movers and shakers from around the world get together. Having leading business executives prance around and pose is unseemly. But one good thing that comes out of this event is a Global Risks Report produced by the World Economic Forum.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.