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What the Trucking Industry Could Look Like in 2021

Shipchain

A Brief Recap on The Trucking Industry’s Recent History. That last few years have been nothing short of eventful for the trucking industry.

Fulfillment Warehouse Worker Retention in the Wake of COVID-19

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Warehouse employee retention has long been an opportunity for fulfillment companies, but the challenge has been magnified in the wake of COVID-19. Along with attracting and onboarding new talent, retention is now at the forefront of nearly every fulfillment company’s labor efforts.

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The 2020 Holiday Season Logistics Guide

Logistics Viewpoints

Last week’s Amazon Prime Day kicked off what will surely be a wild 2020 holiday season. While the numbers are not official yet, most estimates have Prime Day raking in nearly $10.5 billion in worldwide sales.

Launching a Successful 3PL in the Age of Tech with Nicholas Reasoner and Jeff Dangelo

The Logistics of Logistics

Launching a Successful 3PL in the Age of Tech with Nicholas Reasoner and Jeff Dangelo. Nicholas Reasoner , Jeff Dangelo , and Joe Lynch discuss launching a successful 3PL in the age of tech.

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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.

US exporters revolt over cost of changing earliest return dates

Supply Chain and Logistics

This story isn’t pretty. It details how shipping lines are not providing accurate information on earliest return dates, and in fact are often changing them at the last minute. Those changes often result in penalties charged to shippers. It’s another … Continue reading → Advanced Computing Logistics Ports Shipping Supply Chains agriculture containers customer service information systems Ocean ocean shipping

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5 Challenges Retailers Face This Holiday Shopping Season

Logistics Viewpoints

My to-do list has included one incomplete item since mid-September, one glaring blank spot where a big green checkmark belongs. That to-do item is “Start Christmas shopping.”

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The New Reality of Amazon FBA with Ephraim Ausch

The Logistics of Logistics

The New Reality of Amazon FBA with Ephraim Ausch. Ephraim Ausch and Joe Lynch discuss the new reality of Amazon FBA, also known as Fulfillment by Amazon. Ephraim is an expert in Amazon FBA and he works closely with Amazon sellers. About Ephraim Ausch.

Flexport: ‘… predictability and stability, not just dirt cheap rates’

Supply Chain and Logistics

It’s always interesting to hear what Ryan Petersen of Flexport has to say about trade. In addition to being a top executive in the shipping 3PL arena, he’s often an astute economic observer. And he’s echoing a refrain lots of … Continue reading → Logistics Service Management Shipping Strategy Supply Chains containers customer service ocean shipping service

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Selecting a Fulfillment Provider: Primer for the Mid-Sized Company

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

You’re an Etailer or direct sales company. Demand for your product is increasing and you’re fulfilling more and more orders every month. You may have even begun describing your business as “mid-sized” instead of small.

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.

GM Goes All-In on Electric Vehicles

NGT News

General Motors Co. says its Spring Hill, Tenn., assembly plant will begin the transition to become the company’s third vehicle manufacturing site to produce electric vehicles (EVs), joining Factory ZERO in Detroit and Hamtramck, Mich., and Orion Assembly in Orion Township, Mich.

What an Early Holiday Shopping Season Means for Supply Chains

Kuebix

Whether or not consumers, suppliers and retailers are ready, holiday shopping season is right around the corner!

How Panama Canal navigated COVID, drought and trade war

Supply Chain and Logistics

This extremely interesting article details what’s happening at the Panama Canal in terms of ocean shipping trade. I learned a lot from it. For instance, containers are a small part of the trade through the Canals, both the Panamax and … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains bulk container shipping ocean shipping panama canal trade

How Can Companies Safely Surf the Pandemic’s Storm Waves?

Logistics Viewpoints

Companies have been whiplashed by the combination of a long running pandemic and the recession it kicked off. Better planning can help companies mitigate the effects of this crisis.

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.

How to Choose an Automated TMS | 9 Things To Know

Cerasis

Companies must put a lot of thought into transforming their TMS. There are many things to consider when they need to evolve systems of record. Taking the leap of faith and opting to choose an automated TMS can be tricky.

Holistic Transportation Management: A Look Forward

Talking Logistics

The transportation market, and its supporting technology, have changed dramatically over the 20+ years that I’ve been an industry analyst.

Truckers applaud Labor Department proposal to clarify role of owner-operators

Logistics Management

There is one labor issue keeping trucking executives awake at night, and it concerns the legality of using owner-operators as independent contractors in California and elsewhere.

Retail 2020 – A Year of High Season

Logistics Viewpoints

One thing is certain – there is no normal in 2020. What we have experienced so far this year is either a blip that we will look back at and wonder on, or our lives have fundamentally shifted, and 2020 is really just Year One.

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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.

What Is an Automated Freight Settlement?

Cerasis

More supply chain leaders are learning to leverage technology to improve performance and lower landed costs. Unfortunately, there remain opportunities to recapture freight spend within the freight settlement process that automated freight settlement could solve. Consider this example.

2020: The Great Inbound Rebound

Talking Logistics

Customer experience once demanded extensive outbound optimization—often leaving inbound as an afterthought. Then COVID-19 happened. Now inbound is becoming stronger than ever, and connectivity is helping.

Transport Management System: Making your Logistics Supply Chain Successful

20Cube Logistics

With the constant technology evolution, the supply chain logistics is being introduced to a new and innovative way of shipping consignments. The future of shipping lies the way the technology is conceived and adopted to automate manual processes.

Freight Packaging Tips for Stress-Free Small Business Shipping

Freightquote

Learn the best freight packaging tips on how to properly package, load and secure your freight for shipment and transit

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.

Parade President is Panelist at Armstong 3PL Value Creation Summit

Parade

,, The 3PL Value Creation North America Summit 2020 is a distinct strategic event where C-level 3PL executives, investment community leaders, and technology innovators virtually network to assess the current and future outlook of the third-party logistics market and explore strategies for value creation.

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5 Tips to Increase Shareholder Support for Automation in Logistics

Cerasis

E-commerce logistics continues to push the limits of today’s supply chains. The automated supply chain makes many promises and affords a way to enable automated exception management. Unfortunately, companies remain trailing behind.

PSI’s Propane Engine Receives EPA Certification

NGT News

Power Solutions Int. PSI), a company that specializes in the design, engineering and manufacture of emissions-certified engines and power systems, says the U.S.

UPS set to again raise peak surcharges from China to the U.S.

Logistics Management

After stating it would decrease COVID-19-Peak Surcharges from China mainland to the United States on October 4, global freight transportation and logistics services provider UPS said this week that those surcharges will be increasing, effective October 25.

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!