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Battered But Not Broken

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Supply chain and logistics industries learn valuable lessons as a result of COVID-19. By Grant Cameron. The COVID-19 crisis struck the world like a perfect storm.

Transportation 101: Understanding How to Manage Your Freight Spend

Logistics Viewpoints

When it comes to managing your freight spend, there are a few options to consider. The three traditional methods are the use of a transportation management system (TMS), transportation execution system (TES), and managed transportation services (MTS).

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How to Become a Freight Agent

Bulk Connection

Many people would like to ‘be their own boss’ but it’s often a goal that doesn’t seem attainable. If, however, you have a solid background in the transportation industry, such a goal may be much easier to achieve than you realize. It can happen by becoming a freight agent.

Have It All: IT Talent, New Tech, Reduced OPEX


Leaders in the logistics industry are facing a pioneering challenge: innovations in logistics technology are increasing at a rate surpassing the output of IT talent capable of addressing the specific needs of the industry.

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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.

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast with Joe Lynch

The Logistics of Logistics

The Logistics of Logistics with Joe Lynch. Steve Elwell and Joe Lynch discuss The Logistics of Logistics podcast including its founding, evolution and future. Joe Lynch is the host of The Logistics of Logistics podcast. About Joe Lynch.

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How COVID19 is Crippling the Global Supply Chain

Logistics Matter

While a lot of businesses and industries have been hit hard, the impact of Covid19 on Global Supply Chain has been particularly devastating.

How much wood would a container manufacturer chuck?

Supply Chain and Logistics

Good old fashioned Operations Management; saving money by reducing the amount of wood used in container floors. Chris Gillis Thursday, September 10, 2020 Link: [link]. Logistics Shipping Sustainability containers intermodal sustainability

The Growing Need for Digital Yard Management Systems

Talking Logistics

Why did the need for Digital Yard Management Systems surge during the pandemic? Digital Yard Management Systems (YMS) play a critical role in helping companies automate processes and offset the impacts of the global pandemic and other supply chain disruptions.

Thought You Knew Everything About Delivery/Service Appointment Scheduling?

Logistics Viewpoints

Delivery and service appointment scheduling strategies have been aggressively evolving for more than 10 years. In my conversations with customers, I continue to learn how far they have advanced and the expanding impact that logistics technology can have on the enterprise.

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.

Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay

Logistics Matter

Sittin’ in the mornin’ sunI’ll be sittin’ when the evenin’ comesWatchin’ the ships roll inThen I watch ’em roll away again Otis Redding – (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay Ok. Technically I wasn’t sitting on the dock of the bay. I was lounging at Pele Surf Shack in Hook of Holland, enjoying breakfast with my wife and daughter […]. The post Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER.

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Flag states attacked for weakness on crew change

Supply Chain and Logistics

The crew change crisis continues. Some very strong remarks by Hugo De Stoop, CEO of Belgian tanker giant Euronav, at the International Chamber of Shipping webinar indicated that ship owners’ desire to hide out from problems like crew welfare means … Continue reading → Logistics Service Management Shipping coronavirus labor economics labor relations

Back to School Looks Different for Supply Chains This Year


Fall is approaching and with it comes back to school season. However, Covid-19 has left the 2020-2021 academic year looking different than previous ones. School districts throughout the U.S. are deciding between in-person, online or a mix of the two instruction styles for their students.

The Convergence Continues (3PL, TMS, RTV Trends)

Talking Logistics

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the ongoing convergence of 3PL and TMS business models. I also wrote about how transportation management systems (TMS) are becoming more popular than ever — not only among shippers, but also among other technology vendors and logistics service providers.

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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.

Breaking Down the Barriers to New Technologies During Omnichannel Peak Season


The omnichannel peak season for 2020 will be an entirely new beast in logistics. The days of planning for a gradual ramp-up to peak season have vanished. Meanwhile, the need to maximize the value of the existing supply chain technologies has never been higher.

UPS testing telematics watching truckers draws ire of union dissident group

Supply Chain and Logistics

Teamsters for a Democratic Union warns of driver harassment issues. The Teamsters Union itself has not expressed opposition. The problem has to do with visual devices that watch the road to tell the driver if she is drifting to the … Continue reading → Uncategorized Logistics trucking

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FMCSA gives green light to under-21 truck driver pilot program

Logistics Management

In a controversial move that almost certainly will rile up anti-truck safety advocates, the federal government is moving ahead with a three-year pilot program that will allow some under-21 drivers to work in interstate commerce.

North American Port Update

Now, That's Logistics

As businesses and governments around the world work to offset the impacts of the global pandemic, North America’s seaports appear to be faring well during this period of uncertainty.

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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!

Uber Freight Expands Enterprise Shipper Offering with Uber Freight Enterprise and Uber Freight Link

Food Logistics

These products advance and complement shippers’ existing TMS and WMS solutions, enabling seamless, efficient end-to-end freight management at enterprise scale. Transportation

Exploring the Value of Connected Supply Chain Systems to Increase ROI


Connected supply chain systems rely on the advancement of sensors, analytics, and real-time data to make informed decisions and reduce inefficiencies. This advanced supply chain, known as supply chain 4.0,

Warehousing & Storage Employment – August 2020

Logistics Trends and Insights

E-commerce sales continue to take a larger percentage of total retail sales; however, warehousing employment is not keeping up with the pace. Warehousing & storage employment reported by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics includes all warehousing & storage, not just e-commerce related.

FreightCenter and TPT Med Tech Deliver Rapid COVID Testing Lab

Freight Center

One of the most important things in the fight against COVID-19 has been testing. Ensuring there’s enough testing capacity and locations for as many people as possible to get tested helps us understand the magnitude of the virus and what we need to do to beat it.

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.

What You Need to Know About Chemical Warehousing

West Coast and California Logistics

Chemical warehousing, including the storage of hazardous materials, is a highly regulated undertaking with a substantial investment in both the physical storage environment and rigorous adherence to associated protocols, practices and paperwork required to ensure safety and compliance.

Freight Transportation Services Index sees slight gain, says BTS

Logistics Management

The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) eked out a slight increase in July, the most recent month for which data is available, up 0.3%, to 128.9, compared to June’s 128.5,

How to Find Hidden Warehouse Productivity Killers — and Fix Them With Warehouse Automation


Warehouse productivity is paramount for sustained market success. Despite best efforts, however, not every operational issue is obvious — and it's these hidden productivity killers that often pose the biggest challenges for completion times and failure rates. Industry

Taking Advantage of Local Drivers Meets Same Day Delivery Expectations


The ability to offer the same delivery is rapidly becoming a differentiator among retailers and other shippers. According to Business Wire, “The same day delivery market in the US is poised to grow by $9.73 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of about 22% during the forecast period.”

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!