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Expanding Into International eCommerce Shipping With Your 3PL

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Over the past two years, the growth of eCommerce has created more demand – inside and outside the US. But the pandemic has also made it harder to ship goods across borders.

How to sue a carrier for delays, blanked sailings and D&D overcharges

Supply Chain and Logistics

It’s not going to be easy to sue a carrier for delays and blanked sailings. But whatever your taste, you have to document everything. The author, a lawyer, points to many types of documentation required to substantiate your claim. I … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains blankings delays detention and demurrage ocean carriers ocean shipping supply chains

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eCommerce Return Solutions for Your Fulfillment Operation

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Omnichannel and eCommerce retailers must focus on eCommerce return solutions given the high percent of online purchases that are returned. Once upon a time, fulfillment centers would let returned items pile up in some unused corner of the warehouse until busy associates found time to process them.

Home Depot’s Empty Mile Solution with Eduardo Silva

The Logistics of Logistics

Home Depot’s Empty Mile Solution with Eduardo Silva. Eduardo Silva and Joe Lynch discuss Home Depot’s empty mile solution.

3 Ways End-to-End Visibility Helps Minimize the Risks of Ocean Freight

Download this playbook to learn how end-to-end visibility helps to mitigate risk associated with the ocean freight market.

The Best Explanation for the Supply Chain Crisis Yet

Logistics Viewpoints

Ed Ryan, CEO of Descartes. The Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG) reported stellar results once again last Wednesday (December 1st). Descartes is a software-as-a-service provider of logistics solutions.

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FedEx will sell space on empty container imports as a congestion-bypass service

Supply Chain and Logistics

And much more! One thing that captured my attention in this nice article by Max Garland is the increasing use of 53 foot containers for imports to the US. This is a natural development, too long in coming as long … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Supply Chains congestion container shipping intermodal ocean shipping ports

REPOST: Reimagining the Food Supply Chain with Eric Ristow and Luis Pajares

The Logistics of Logistics

Reimagining the Food Supply Chain with Eric Ristow and Luis Pajares. Eric Ristow , Luis Pajares , and Joe Lynch discuss reimagining the food supply chain.

This Week in Logistics News (December 4 -10)

Logistics Viewpoints

It is really feeling like the holiday season, as we got our first dusting of snow in the Boston area this week. And the holiday season means that once again another year is coming to an end.

Fleets, operators hugely at odds over truck parking crisis

Overdrive Online

While the debate around driver compensation v. a perceived "driver shortage" is well-worn, Rebecca Brewster of ATRI pointed to big driver concern around truck parking as cause for a loud wakeup call for fleets, whose own concern levels rank far lower. Parking

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

Tracking the speed, dwell and cars of Class I railroads

Supply Chain and Logistics

This interactive page shows key information about Class I railroads in the US. It displays the average speed of trains while moving, average dwell time in a yard waiting to be switched or unloaded, and the number of cars in … Continue reading → Logistics Rail congestion performance transportation

Solving The Port Problem with Lauren Beagen

The Logistics of Logistics

Solving The Port Problem with Lauren Beagen. Lauren Beagen and Joe Lynch discuss solving the port problem.

How Cargo Theft Stole Christmas

Logistics Viewpoints

Cargo theft continues to be a problem, especially around the holidays. And I don’t just mean the winter holidays; cargo theft typically spikes during any holiday season where businesses may be closed for an extra day or two. But what exactly is cargo theft?

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How to keep older assets on the road longer

Fleet Owner

With delays in vehicle production, fleets are keeping assets on the road longer than originally planned. Find out different methods to sustain the life of assets that otherwise would be put out to pasture. Equipment

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4 Silver Linings of the Chaotic Ocean Freight Market

Speaker: Peter Tirschwell, Chris Stauber, Sarah Barnes Humphrey, and Audrey Ross

Join this webinar exploring the silver linings that have emerged from the chaotic ocean freight market. The discussion will highlight solutions that prioritize digitization and build a more efficient international supply chain. Jan 25 at 10am CT.

FreightLab Co-Director Gives Expert Testimony on Improving Trucking Capacity

Supply Chain and Logistics

David Correll cited his research from the Driver Initiative to congress at a hearing. He claims truck drivers are underutilized, largely because of bottlenecks outside their control. Some of these are warehouse hours, loading and unloading delays, and other issues … Continue reading → Logistics Trucking trucking trucking issues

Combating Labor Shortages with Automated Warehouse Solutions

Material Handling and Logistics

Robotics and automated solutions are key to supporting DCs’ higher production volumes and maximizing operational productivity. Technology & Automation

Carrier Capacity Management Levels the Playing Field in a Carriers’ Market

Logistics Viewpoints

The unprecedented cargo logjams off the southern California coast wreaking havoc on supply chains show no signs of waning. Just two days before Thanksgiving, FreightWaves reported an “all-time-high 93 ships” were waiting there.

Now is the time for a SWOT analysis

Fleet Owner

By analyzing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to the business, companies can gain a better understanding of the current operational environment. Perspectives / IdeaXchange

The Smart Data Revolution: How AB InBev Drives Efficiency with Visibility Data

Speaker: AB InBev and FourKites

Register for our upcoming webinar to learn how leveraging the right data to make quick, well-informed decisions is the key to success in supply chain & logistics. Join FourKites and AB InBev to learn what’s possible with a data-driven supply chain strategy & real-time transportation visibility.

Nordstrom leverages pack and hold inventory to mitigate supply chain risk

Supply Chain and Logistics

Nordstrom and a number of other retailers are starting to keep more inventory, by buying larger lots and holding some. The fact that retailers are publicizing this means that they are starting to recognize that inventory shortage is a substantial … Continue reading → Logistics container shipping inventory safety stock shipping delays stockouts supply chains

To own or not to own a trailer: How COVID fast-tracked an explosion in power-only trucking

Overdrive Online

Compared to intermodal and auto-hauling operations previously explored, long-tail COVID pandemic ramifications have been decidedly more positive for power-only independent operators, the focus of this part of Overdrive's 2021 "Niche Hauls" series. Business

Octillion Reaches Milestone Distributing 1,500 Battery Packs Per Day Globally

NGT News

Octillion Energy, a global supplier of advanced high-density lithium-ion battery packs for passenger cars, trucks, buses and energy-storage systems, has achieved the milestone of shipping over 1,500 battery packs a day and expects to hit 2,000 packs per day this month.

Peterbilt deploys AR tool for technicians

Fleet Owner

ARTech software headed to dealer service locations utilizes 3D and augmented-reality chassis views to improve uptime. Operations / Maintenance

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Modernizing Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

Speaker: Nimesh Patel, Gregory Demitrack, and Sarah Barnes Humphrey

Register for our upcoming webinar to better understand the state of the pharmaceutical supply chain. FourKites partnered with Accenture to survey supply chain executives working in pharmaceuticals, biotech, cell and gene therapy, medtech, and other related industries.

How to sue a carrier for delays, blanked sailings and D&D overcharges

Supply Chain and Logistics

It’s not going to be easy to sue a carrier for delays and blanked sailings. But whatever your taste, you have to document everything. The author, a lawyer, points to many types of documentation required to substantiate your claim. I … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains blankings delays detention and demurrage ocean carriers ocean shipping supply chains

Now that's 'high, wide and ugly': Three companies make history with four extraordinary heavy-specialized hauls

Overdrive Online

See the three impressive 2021 Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association's Hauling Jobs of the Year and the Moving Job of the Year. The hauling jobs were in three categories: under 160k pounds; 160k-500k pounds; and over 500k pounds. Equipment

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Immigration Raids Targeting Employees End

Material Handling and Logistics

Biden administration will focus instead on “unscrupulous employers.”. Labor Management

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Coming together to improve trucking efficiency

Fleet Owner

While it might not take a village, it does take a number of people coming together to optimize trucks for fuel efficiency. And that's good for all of us. Emissions & Efficiency

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.