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What the Freight Industry Might Learn from COVID-19

Blue Grace Logistics

When the pandemic began to spread, the world was simply not prepared. Businesses and governments had to scramble to move an unprecedented volume of critical supplies around the world faster than we’ve ever thought possible. Lockdowns caused a massive surge in e-commerce, leaving small and large businesses alike struggling to keep pace with the demands. The healthcare industry was pressed even harder as the call for life-saving medical equipment, medicines, food, and PPE.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Logistics Refresher

Freight Center

In spite of the supply chain and economic impacts the pandemic has had on everyone this year, this holiday season is anticipated to be another busy one – but with a difference. If you’ve already begun making the necessary preparations for the shipping season ahead, well done. Keep it up.

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How Drones Will Affect the Logistics Industry in the Next 5 Years

Cyzerg

Are drones the future of freight technology? Companies like Amazon and Matternet seem to think so. It’s an interesting time to analyze the potential influence of drones on the future of the logistics industry. Skepticism about the feasibility and legality of incorporating drones in logistics business models is common and understandable.

Walk This Way! Transporting a Complete Building

Logistics Matter

In the history of logistics great feats have been accomplished. The weirdest shaped cargo has been transported to the most unlikely places.

Minimizing Retail Supply Chain Disruptions in 2021 and Beyond

Speaker: Izaac Moran, Customer Success Manager, FourKites; Glenn Koepke, SVP of Customer Success, FourKites; and featuring interviews with supply chain experts from Dollar Tree and Best Buy

Register for our upcoming webinar to see how savvy retailers including Dollar Tree and Best Buy are leveraging real-time visibility across their end-to-end supply chains in creative ways to drive agility and thrive in today’s unpredictable environment.

Building Supply Chain Resiliency with Richard Sharpe

The Logistics of Logistics

Building Supply Chain Resiliency with Richard Sharpe. Richard Sharpe and Joe Lynch discuss building supply chain resiliency. Because of the supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID 19, companies have a renewed interest in improving supply chain resiliency. About Richard Sharpe.

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How Managed IT Support Services Improves Business Efficiency & Profits

Cyzerg

Managed IT support services can help you relieve various business challenges, such as increasing efficiency and profitability, while allowing you to scale and minimize human resource challenges.

5 Effective Ways to Reduce Your Container Shipping Cost From China

Logistics Matter

The FCL container shipping cost is a big expense when you import from China especially it continues to increase when affected by COV-19. Importers always expect their shipments to be delivered at affordable rates. Here you can consider these 5 ways to lower the costs.

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FreightTech for Fortune 500 Shippers with Brad Forester and Mike Mulqueen

The Logistics of Logistics

FreightTech for Fortune 500 Shippers with Brad Forester and Mike Mulqueen. Brad Forester , Mike Mulqueen , and Joe Lynch discuss FreightTech for Fortune 500 Shippers. Brad, Mike, and their team at JBF Consulting advise Fortune 500 companies on the assessment, selection, and implementation of supply chain software. About Brad Forester. Brad Forester is the Founder and Managing Partner of JBF Consulting.

Yard Management: The Most Important Limiting Factor in Supply Chains

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published last week, “The Impact of Digital Yard Management on Enterprise Transportation Costs and Capacity.”

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

Is Walmart’s On-time In Full Program Fair?

Logistics Viewpoints

Walmart's OTIF mandate is getting stricter. Off the record, many of their smaller suppliers are complaining. But not all of them. Some of their mid-sized suppliers are in retail consolidation programs and are not getting fined for being late. The post Is Walmart’s On-time In Full Program Fair?

4 New Trends in Multimodal Transportation

GlobalTranz

Problems with the global supply chain are not new, but they are somewhat unprecedented at the level they have climbed to in 2020. The supply chain coronavirus issues have pushed the supply chain — and many suppliers — to their breaking point.

How to ship large format lithium batteries: 13 things every e-commerce shipper must know.

Brian Beetz

The e-commerce industry has been one of the few beneficiaries of this year’s COVID-19 pandemic. In the second quarter of 2020, e-commerce sales were up 44.4% over the same quarter in 2019. All signs indicate that this year’s holiday season will see another giant surge in e-commerce deliveries. And some of the fastest-growing, most popular

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Engineering Stability and Predictability into Your 2021 Routing Guide

Talking Logistics

Still dealing with uncertainty in 2020, supply chain and logistics professionals now face the tough challenge of planning for 2021. From COVID-19, wildfires and hurricanes to truck driver shortages and capacity concerns, many organizations are in constant disaster recovery mode.

The Rise of Supply Chain n.0 – 5 Ways to Thrive on Change

Ready to learn how to thrive on change? In this eBook, our experts share the 5 key steps to executing Supply Chain n.0 strategies that thrive on change.

Editor’s Choice: What Early Holiday Shopping Means for Parcel Shipping

Logistics Viewpoints

Regardless of whether consumers and retailers are ready, holiday shopping – and shipping – season is here! With carriers announcing capacity shortages and major headlines advertising “Shipageddon,” consumers have been encouraged to start shopping for the holidays NOW. While this elongated holiday shopping season can certainly create new revenue opportunities for retailers, retailers can only capitalize on the opportunity if their parcel shipping operations are prepared to execute.

What does Corporate Social Responsibility Really Mean?

Logistics Bureau

Article summary. What does corporate social responsibility really mean? For some companies it means ethical procurement, for others it involves supporting worthy causes.

Passing the ‘trucking bug’ down with David Lewis’ 1997 International

Overdrive Online

Lewis, 30 is well on his way toward the lease-to-purchase he mentions in this video -- the International is powered by an N14 Cummins. He hopes it proves part of an infectious mix for those following behind him in life, as his grandfather's trucking did for him.

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Can you Automate Everything in Supply Chain Logistics

20Cube Logistics

With the boom of technology with robotics and AI, every player in the supply chain wants to be ahead in the market by using some form of automation. Every day one or the other tool is coming into the market.

Is Digital Procurement Transformation Delivering on the Promise?

Is your digital transformation working, or is it still a work in progress? Download this report, from a GEP-sponsored survey from ISM, to check your performance and see how your peers are reaching their transformation goals.

How to create a carrier scorecard that includes predictive modeling around freight market volatility

FreightWaves SONAR

Performance measurement and improvement, using transportation KPIs , are vital aspects of modern supply chain management. Successful performance measurement and management contribute to enhancements and help to optimize supply chain resources.

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Key Trends in Food and Beverage Logistics

Kane is Able

From October 21-22, Armstrong & Associates held its annual 3PL Value Creation Summit. One of the expert panels featured on the agenda was “Key Trends in Food and Beverage Logistics.”

Trucker Mike Sheffield channels coal country, CB riffing with ‘Hammer Down Again’ album

Overdrive Online

On Sheffield's new record, "you can almost smell the coal smoke coming from the chimney of his Coxton, Kentucky, homeplace," Long Haul Paul writes attendant to this "Faces of the Road" interview of the trucker-songwriter.

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Know the key difference between parcel shipping and pallet shipping

20Cube Logistics

Safety of the consignment is essential while transporting, due to which utmost importance is provided to packing of it. Not all items can be packed in the similar manner, depending on the product, the packing is decided.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

Supply Chain Election Issues (Insights from Indago Members)

Talking Logistics

The United States will hold elections tomorrow for President and members of Congress. Regardless of who wins, which issue/policy related to supply chain management should the government focus on improving first?

Commentary: Factors to consider to accurately determine tire CPM

Commercial Carrier Journal

If you are operating a fleet, you probably are aware there are hundreds of variables to consider in developing a tire cost per mile (CPM) comparison. I have surveyed fleets and owners trying to nail down an accurate algorithm to benchmark tire costs.

How to Pick the Best CB Radio (Ultimate Guide for Truckers)

United World Transporation

If you’re a trucker, you know that Citizens Band Radio Service (CB radio) is a vital tool when you’re on the road. The CB radio allows anyone to communicate with one another through a radio system.

4 Key Questions to Ask When Choosing ABI Software

Magaya

As a logistics professional, you know all too well that all of the activities related to customs compliance are extremely important to get right. and that often means that they can also be terribly time-consuming. So many forms to fill, boxes to check. Tiny mistakes can cost you a lot.

SAP S/4HANA: 4 Tips to Get You Started on the Right Path

With SAP S/4HANA at the core of your digital transformation, you can empower your supply chain with intelligent process automation, unprecedented visibility, actionable insights and real-time collaboration.