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Online Seller’s Guide to Order Fulfillment Services Pricing

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

If you’re in the market for order fulfillment services, there’s one question that’s probably at the top of your list: What’s it going to cost? As is often the case, the answer is “it depends” – on lots of things. Logistics Outsourcing B2C Fulfillment fulfillment operations order fulfillment

Freight Strategy: How to Recognize the Limits of Your Current Approach

Cerasis

While the capacity crunch of 2018 lessened over 2019, high freight demand remains consistent. According to Kristy Knichel, CEO of Knichel Logistics, reports Forbes magazine, regardless of the shift, “one of the reasons for tightened capacity is the ongoing driver shortage.

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Carbon Offsetting in the Parcel Transportation Industry

Logistics Trends and Insights

We are seeing more transportation companies embrace carbon off-setting as a sustainability incentive and solution for their customers. A carbon offset is a reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases made in order to compensate for emissions made elsewhere.

Transatlantic Trade Update: The U.S. to Impose Punitive Duties on The European Union

Talking Logistics

While recent news headlines have been dominated by the ongoing trade discussions between the U.S. and China, a new ruling from arbitrators at the World Trade Organization (WTO) may have flown under the radar. This ruling is sparking a new conflict between the U.S.

How is Demand Forecasting changing? How do you compare to your peers?

AIMMS conducted research to assess how supply chain teams perceive the accuracy of their forecast and discover the tools and techniques they are using to upgrade the forecasting process. In this report, you will find helpful benchmarks and insights offered by your peers on the latest demand forecasting techniques, forecast granularity and periodicity, and expectations for the future.

Storms to make Thanksgiving travel ‘impossible’ out West

Fleet Owner

Heavy snow in the Rockies, flash floods in California and an arctic blast across much of the U.S. as Americans plan to travel for Thanksgiving

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Robotic Process Automation: Potential to change the way supply chain Industry works

20Cube Logistics

Shipping and logistics have been there from the human civilisation and have since been evolving. Changes in technology kept the logistics industry at the edge to adapt and accept new innovations (AI, Blockchain , Drones) to be a part of the competition.

How project cargo freight forwarders keep loads compliant

I.C.E. Transport

If shipping oversize cargo seems like a complex proposition, project cargo poses an even bigger challenge. Not only is the typical project cargo shipment large, heavy and valuable, but it’s usually time- and mission-critical.

The value of a moment – logistics and the acceleration of war

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. Over the next month we’ll be publishing a number of popular posts on as broad a range of topics as possible. Future advantage will lie with the side who can ‘own the time’ and best prepare the environment.’.

A New Approach to Frozen eCommerce Fulfillment with Dan Gilland

The Logistics of Logistics

[00:49] Introduce you and your company. I’m Dan Gilland, and I lead business development for Schwan’s Home Service. We are based in Minnesota. I was practically born and raised on Schwan’s, so it’s fitting that I’m working here.

5 Perceptions on Demand Forecasting and How it's Changing

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? This webinar shares research findings from a recent survey among supply chain planning professionals to help you answer these questions.

Top 10 Predictions for Worldwide Supply Chains in 2020

Material Handling and Logistics

The supply chain has become a competitive weapon in the modern, digital economy

Truckers create convoys to give back

Fleet Owner

From raising money to help kids with cancer to supporting their own who have fallen on tough times, drivers find causes to rally around

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Optimizing Transportation Management with an ERP Integration with NetSuite

Kuebix

Supply chains are getting leaner, faster and more efficient every year. In order to keep up with rising customer expectations, increasingly complicated shipping processes and growing business, many shippers are turning to ERP integrations to give them a leg up on the competition.

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Propane Buses at Work for Kansas City Public Schools

NGT News

The Missouri Propane Education and Research Council recently presented Student Transportation of America with a check for $20,000 for its acquisition of new propane school buses, which are in service throughout the Kansas City Public Schools district.

Top 5 Barriers to Supply Chain Network Design Adoption and How to Overcome Them

Speaker: Brian Dooley, Director SC Navigator, AIMMS, and Paul van Nierop, Supply Chain Planning Specialist, AIMMS

Want to build your internal capability, reduce costs and make better decisions? It's easier than you think. This on-demand webinar shares research findings from Supply Chain Insights, including the top 5 obstacles that bog you down when trying to improve your network design efforts.

New program rolled out by Echo Global Logistics provides various carrier benefits

Logistics Management

Echo officials described EchoDrive Preferred as a tiered program comprised of three levels of benefits, with what it called a strategic approach to attract and reward the most loyal carriers and drivers

Drivers, industry leaders lead through charitable work

Fleet Owner

Editor's note: This is part one in a three-part series on how the trucking industry gives back to the community. Whether it is individual drivers who are supporting causes they care about or large trucking fleets contributing to charities, tho

Brand Launches, Marketing and Digital – Kohl’s Plan for the Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

Kohl’s third-quarter earnings were viewed as a disappointment to analysts despite improvement in comparable sales which were up 0.4% versus a disappointing 3.2% decline during the first half of the year. The positive for the third quarter came from strong back-to-school sales.

Clean Cities Group Re-Issues RFP for CNG Refueling Infrastructure

NGT News

Kansas City Regional Clean Cities, a program of Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC), has re-issued an RFP for the installation of CNG refueling stations in Kansas and Missouri.

Buyer's Guide for Supply Chain Network Design Software

Network design as a discipline is complex and too many businesses are still relying on spreadsheets to design and optimize their supply chain. As a result, most organizations struggle to answer network design questions or test hypotheses in weeks, when results are demanded in hours. This Buyer’s Guide helps you find easy-to-use technology to become more proactive and less reactive when it comes to network design and optimization.

CN and Union Pacific tout Positive Train Control implementation process

Logistics Management

On November 25, CN said that it has successfully met the federal requirement to operate PTC on all 35 of its U.S. subdivisions required to be equipped with PTC, meeting these requirements 13 months in advance of the December 2020 deadline.

Increased cost of trucking could mean it’s time for a change

Fleet Owner

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) recently released the latest edition of its Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking. the report found that the average marginal cost per mile incurred by motor carriers in 2018 increased 7.7

States Look to Imitate California Contractor Law

Material Handling and Logistics

Could have a devastating impact on traditional trucking operations

Despite a Disappointing Third Quarter, Macy’s Prepares its Supply Chain for the Holiday Season

Logistics Trends and Insights

As we enter the traditional start to the holiday season, how prepared are retailers? Upgrades to websites, last-mile delivery offerings and plenty of inventory on-hand are among the preparations for retailers we’ve reviewed.

The Beyond Belief Impacts of VUCA on Supply Chains and Commerce

Speaker: Jim Tompkins, Chairman and CEO at Tompkins International

We are fortunate to have Dr. James A. Tompkins, one of the world’s leading supply chain thought leaders, to address the impacts of VUCA on today’s supply chains and commerce. Jim recently stated that “the impacts of digital commerce on supply chains and commerce are far greater than the ending of the Cold War in 1991. The lifting of the Iron Curtain was minuscule when compared to the impacts of VUCA on how business works and how people live.”

Supply Chain Collaboration Networks Outlook

Logistics Viewpoints

I recently wrapped up my Supply Chain Collaborative Networks (SCCN)market study which looks at the total size of the market, the forecasted growth through 2023, and the leading suppliers across a number of categories including industry, region, and customer size.

Winter gear to keep your fleets and drivers from freezing

Fleet Owner

The equipment and apparel to protect your drivers and trucks during the snowy season

National diesel average sees a slight decline for week for November 25, reports EIA

Logistics Management

Falling 0.008 cents, this week’s average is $3.066, falling last week’s 0.001-cent increase. The national diesel average rises and falls have been uneven in recent weeks, falling four times over the last seven weeks

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Kudos to an industry that continues to help those in need

Truck News

There is no shortage of good causes available to the trucking industry if it wants to help, and for the most part, the industry steps up to the plate when needed. Most recently, the Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC) … Transportation Alberta Motor Transport Association Newsletter

Navigating the Road to Successful Automation - A Process Driven Approach

Speaker: Jon Leposky, Director of Operations and Logistics, Z Customization

Automation can be an incredibly powerful tool to lower costs, increase capabilities, and enable scaling. However the road to implementing automation can be long and challenging even when all the proper steps are taken. Being equipped with the proper tools and knowledge of common pitfalls when implementing automation can make the difference between a show stopping disaster and seamless success.