Sat.Oct 31, 2020 - Fri.Nov 06, 2020

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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How Managed IT Support Services Improves Business Efficiency & Profits


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.

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.

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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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 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.

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?

Webinar Showcasing Michigan to Montana Alternative Fuel Corridor Project

NGT News

Officials from the U.S. Department of Transportation, GTI, ZEF Energy and Ozinga Energy say they will emphasize the importance of the Michigan to Montana (M2M) Alternative Fuel Corridor Project during a webinar on Nov. 10, at 10 a.m.

Top Trends Driving Interest in New Peak Technologies


[link] In this episode, we discuss the top trends contributing to new peak technologies.

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.”

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.

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.”

Octillion, FNM Parter to Produce Fully Electric Trucks

NGT News

Octillion Power Systems, a provider of advanced lithium-ion batteries, is working with FNM to produce fully electric trucks. After supplying FNM with prototypes, Octillion has been selected as FNM’s official battery supplier.

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.

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?

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.

Costly mismatch between supply and demand? Take our quiz for chemical companies and find ways to improve


Most chemical companies think they have a high sales and operation planning (S&OP) maturity, but do they really? Join us in testing the market! We thank our partners at ORTEC and especially Chemometrics specialist Bas Groothuis for co-developing this content.

October manufacturing out output hits highest level in more than a year, reports ISM

Logistics Management

In its monthly Manufacturing Report on Business, ISM said that the report’s key metrics, the PMI, hit 59.3 (a a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), which topped September’s 55.4


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.

[Video] Profiles in Route Optimization Excellence – Smith Brothers Farms

Talking Logistics

James Kostoroski, Director of Logistics at Smith Brothers Farms, in this latest Talking Logistics installment of “Profiles in Route Optimization Excellence” where we highlight companies that are leading the way in driving continuous improvement and innovation in route optimization.

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.

6 Multimodal Shipping Myths Debunked


In the world of shipping and transportation, many multimodal shipping myths are still surprisingly prevalent today. Today, the most pervasive of these will be addressed in terms of how this shipping method works with an LTL to intermodal transportation approach.

Technology for Logistics: Why Implementations Fail

Supply Chain Brain

The adoption by logistics providers of modern-day technology is a case of applying digital solutions to an analog world

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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2020 Holiday Shipping Deadlines and Cutoffs

Freight Center

Shipping, shipping, shipping—it’s on all business owners’ minds as we approach the busy holiday season. As consumers shift to buying more and more online, it’s important that you are prepared this year.

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!