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Free Delivery Gets More Expensive

Talking Logistics

Nothing in life is free — and this includes free shipping, which has become an albatross around the necks of most retailers and parcel carriers. That was true in June 2017 when I wrote those words in Free Shipping Is Costing More (As Small Packages Flood Delivery Networks), and it remains true today.

What Could a Second Stimulus Mean for Peak Logistics and E-Commerce


Earlier this year, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in the hope of stimulating business and easing the disruption caused by COVID-19.

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The Forward-Thinking Warehouse: Unified Processes Drive Enhanced Performance

Logistics Viewpoints

Direct-to-consumer (e-commerce) fulfillment is growing rapidly. At the same time, most companies also have large traditional retail or wholesale operations.

Closing the IT-Gap: Cost-Effective Ways to Manage Logistics Technology


In the logistics and supply chain industry, customers are demanding more technological capabilities from their service providers.

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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.

Developing Grit with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

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CSCMP Edge 2020 Goes Virtual with Interactive Experience

Food Logistics

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Cross-Docking Services: Pros & Cons


Cross-docking services can let you ship goods faster and reduce warehousing costs. This is because cross-docking involves delivering products from manufacturers directly to the destination with little to no storage time. Moreover, this service reduces the chances of product damage and loss of inventory, as it involves minimal handling of goods. Warehouse Operations

Transforming the Shipper, Freight Forwarder Relationship with Sarah Barnes-Humphrey

The Logistics of Logistics

Transforming the Shipper, Freight Forwarder Relationship with Sarah Barnes-Humphrey. Sarah Barnes-Humphrey and Joe Lynch discuss transforming the shipper, freight forwarder relationship.

How to Combat Rising Parcel Shipping Rates

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

According to a recent Wall Street Journal story on parcel shipping rates, the big U.S. parcel carriers, especially UPS and FedEx, are firmly in the driver’s seat on pricing and, “have started hitting some large shippers with price increases in the double-digit percent range.”.

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Complimentary Gartner Report: Improve S&OP Decision Making with Scenario Planning

Traditionally, planning teams have aimed for one number, one plan. But with uncertainty on the rise, they need to build more flexibility into their process to account for changing business conditions. It’s time to shift gears and embrace variability with different scenarios.

Last-mile electrification – electrification’s best use case

Supply Chain and Logistics

Amazon has lit on the very best use case for electric vehicles. Last mile delivery generates lots of rips and lots of air pollution. It looks like they are going to invest big in improving their carbon footprint in the … Continue reading → Logistics Supply Chains Sustainability electric vehicles last mile

Five Signs It’s Time to Update Your Supply Chain Technology

Talking Logistics

Does technology hold you back or accelerate your success? Supply chain applications have changed so significantly over the past decade that the use of legacy applications can prevent companies from reaching their full potential.

REPOST: Cold Calling on Steroids with Brad Seaman

The Logistics of Logistics

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CSCMP Edge 2020 Goes Virtual with Interactive Experience

Food Logistics

Enter the code SUPPLY at time of registration to receive $40 off your registration fee. Warehousing

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.

Truckers seek $1.8B from ocean carriers for alleged chassis overcharges

Supply Chain and Logistics

Once again intermodal container chassis become a bone of contention.Ocean carriers brought this on themselves by trying to escape liability for accidents caused by defective chassis. They created a system in which they could retain shadow control over chassis availability … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains Trucking chassis pools intermodal ocean shipping trucking

Navigating Freight Growth Amid Peak Season Planning


Few industries experienced such record-breaking growth like that of e-commerce in 2020. As the world came to terms with the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, a general belief that the pandemic would end abruptly took root. Unfortunately, that was not the case.

Virtual Supply Chain Conferences

Talking Logistics

One of our most popular posts every year is our Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend post. A few weeks after publishing this year’s list, the COVID-19 pandemic began. It didn’t take long for every conference after March to either get cancelled or re-imagined as a virtual event.

Ahold Delhaize’s Supply Chain Transformation

Logistics Viewpoints

In December of 2019, the global grocery retailer Ahold Delhaize announced it was investing $480 million to transform and expand its U.S. supply chain operations in support of a new three-year strategy to move to self-distribution.

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!

Inventory Replenishment Underway

Logistics Trends and Insights

The latest U.S. Census Bureau inventory data, for June, indicates the need for inventory replenishment as the seasonal-adjusted sales to inventory ratio declined to 1.37 from 1.50 in May and 1.39 year-over-year. Total business inventories declined 2.3% for June/May while inventories declined 5.8%

Why Peak Season 2020 Is a Novel Opportunity


Every summer and early fall, shippers and carriers around the globe begin to prepare for the peak shopping and shipping seasons. In the past, the approach was simple.

How Digital Agility Can Help Prepare Your Supply Chain for Anything


Businesses’ ability to successfully navigate unexpected events is a large part of an overall successful supply chain. Many companies have found ways to mitigate the effects of events like hurricanes and blizzards.

Bring back the Code of the Road

Truck News

Have you ever reached a point in your life when you had to pony up? A time when you had to muster up the courage to just go for it? If so, how did you respond when this happened? Any longhaul driver knows what I am referring to. I am now considered an old-timer, but […].

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

WorkWave Launches Easy-to-Use Custom Digital Forms Solution to Create a Paperless Environment, Improve the Customer Experience and Complete Sales and Service Operations More Quickly


Time To Read: 3 minutes. WorkWave Forms allows access to one of the most essential pieces of a service technician’s process – anytime, anywhere.

Customer Testimonial: Freightquote + Tower Inspection, Inc.


Our customer story details how Tower Inspection saves time and money on freight shipping by using Freightquote. Read the challenges they had and the solutions that made all the difference

Why the U.S. is a Global Leader in Grapes

MTS Logistics

Have you ever wondered, as you sit on this hot August day eating delicious ripe grapes from California, when exactly is grape season and how is it possible that we are able to eat delicious grapes all year round?

Top 4 Labor Productivity KPIs Supply Chain Back Office Managers Should Track


If you aren’t automating processes in your back office, you are wasting your company’s money and becoming less competitive in a fiercely competitive marketplace.

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Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!