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The Great Maersk Shift


The following is a 5,000 word exploration of Maersk’s strategic shift to end-to-end logistics services, based on open sources. The free report is available in PDF with supporting spreadsheets and high-resolution infographics here.

Why Freight Brokers Must Stay the Course on Digital Transformation

Talking Logistics

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” That saying is especially true this year with what companies across all industries, including freight brokers, are experiencing during the pandemic. What are the leaders in the industry doing?

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An Overview of Eight Types of Shipping Containers

MTS Logistics

Undoubtedly, the importance of container transportation in international transportation is perhaps the most important element of shipping. Most goods are transported via containers. Below is an overview of eight different container types in more detail.

Implementing AI in Supply Chain Logistics

20Cube Logistics

Supply chain logistics is going through a paradigm shift wherein leading e-commerce and logistics have raised customer expectations with timely delivery and status updates of the consignment.

4 Critical Steps to Build into Your Digital Logistics Strategy

Up your logistics game by empowering your supply chain with AI-powered analytics, real-time collaboration, IoT-enabled track and trace, and cognitive decision-making to achieve digital logistics success. Build your strategy around these 4 critical steps.

5 Foundations of a Successful & Profitable Warehouse Operation


Working with many warehouse managers in the small and mid-size market segment makes it clear that one of the biggest challenges managers face is effectively and efficiently running warehouse operations.

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There’s More Than One Way to Outsource Fulfillment

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

In July 2019, a DHL survey of 900 retailers uncovered an intriguing statistic: Approximately 60% of retailers now use 3PLs for at least some of their eCommerce fulfillment, and another 6% expect to completely outsource fulfillment over the next few years.

Mesmerizing Videos of Robots in the Warehouse

Logistics Matter

The robots are coming! Wrong. They are already here. And they are getting smarter and more flexible and agile and innovative every day. Some might say it is a bad thing, as they will replace humans, but I think human workers will not be replaced.

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Forward-Thinking Technology is Improving Safety on the Roads


In recent years, technological advances have influenced nearly every aspect of the transportation industry. Technology has improved the ease and efficiency of training new drivers, optimizing truck routes, managing inventory and more.

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Using Resilience to Get Out of Your Own Way with Ann Holm

The Logistics of Logistics

Using Resilience to Get Out of Your Own Way with Ann Holm. Ann Holm and Joe Lynch discuss using resilience to get out of your own way. In times of stress, people need to become even more aware of their mental fitness.

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.

What is Multimodal Shipping?


Multimodal shipping represents how companies can find new value within their supply chains and augment efficiency without dramatically increasing landed costs. While multimodal continues to change in the wake of disruption from the pandemic this year, interest in new shipping strategies has exploded.

10 Mesmerizing Videos of Robots in the Warehouse

Logistics Matter

The robots are coming! Wrong. They are already here. And they are getting smarter and more flexible and agile and innovative every day. Some might say it is a bad thing, as they will replace humans, but I think human workers will not be replaced. The role of the human worker in warehousing processes will change though. There are 270,000 […]. The post 10 Mesmerizing Videos of Robots in the Warehouse appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER. Blog Logistics Automation Innovation Robots Warehousing

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The Supply and Demand of Halloween Candy in 2020


Halloween is an exciting time of year for manufacturers, suppliers and retailers alike. The holiday is marked by spiders, cobwebs and most importantly candy! In fact, candy may be one of the few aspects of Halloween that will remain largely unchanged during this tumultuous time.

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Why Great Prospects Don’t Become Customers with Zach Ramirez

The Logistics of Logistics

Why Great Prospects Don’t Become Customers with Zach Ramirez. Zach Ramirez and Joe Lynch discuss why great prospects don’t become customers. As the director of sales and marketing at a leading logistics provider, Zach has learned the things in the sales and marketing process that scare off great prospects. About Zach Ramirez. Zach Ramirez is the Director of Sales and Marketing at Ally Logistics.

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Cognitive Manufacturing: 4 Strategic Pillars That Drive Successful Outcomes

Manufacturers are eagerly embracing Industry 4.0 to gain end-to-end supply chain visibility, reduce OpEx spend, improve asset health and accelerate time to market. Explore the 4 strategic pillars that drive successful cognitive manufacturing outcomes.

Navigating Unprecedented Times with Command and Control Centers

Logistics Viewpoints

Global supply chains have changed more in the last six months than they have in the last six years. Never has the need to respond with agility been more clear. Control towers are a key tool to achieve agility. New solutions are available.

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Collaborative Shipping (Insights from Indago Members)

Talking Logistics

One way to improve capacity utilization of trailers and carriers in transportation is via Collaborative Shipping — for example, where one or more shippers co-load freight on a trailer or where freight lanes are matched to create reliable and consistent continuous move routes.

Gartner’s strategic tech trends for 2021 turn pragmatic

Supply Chain and Logistics

Gartner thinks companies are finally starting to take security and protection of data seriously, and will focus more on the very practical improvements to operations they can make using IT. Big data, AI and other tech will play a role, … Continue reading → Advanced Computing cybersecurity innovation technology

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5 Tips on How to Save Money as a Truck Driver

Trinity Logistics

Living on the road as a truck driver is a difficult job but living on the road as a broke truck driver is even harder. Having self-discipline to watch your spending isn’t as easy as it sounds. Lucky for you, we’ve gathered five tips on how to save money while on the road. Plan Ahead.

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Just in Time vs. Just in Case: What’s the Way Forward for Supply Chains?

Just-in-time supply chains worked just fine — until they didn’t. Is more inventory the answer? It’s not a binary solution. Read this latest GEP paper to learn how enterprises can ensure adequate supplies without running excess inventory.

Unified Logistics: A New Mindset for a New Era

Logistics Viewpoints

Success in a post-pandemic business landscape requires that we truly shed the shackles of our traditional siloed thinking and embrace a holistic, customer-centric view of our supply chains. We need to take command and control of our product flow through all supply and fulfillment channels, breaking down functional walls that impede our larger view.

Growing a fleet? Don’t forget this basic rule

Overdrive Online

Being mindful of driver needs is a two-way street. What benefits the drivers also benefits the fleet by helping it attract and hold onto the best. The post Growing a fleet? Don’t forget this basic rule first appeared on Overdrive


Zero-emissions trucks are coming ‘one way or another’

Commercial Carrier Journal

In August CARB adopted an ultra-low NOx emissions rule for trucks that will take effect in 2024 and could soon finalize new requirements for zero-emission truck purchases, refrigerated trailer electric stand-by, and a statewide truck inspection and maintenance program.

Challenges in Multimodal Shipping Management


Multimodal represents one of the most important ways, if not the most significant development in the supply chain’s history, to increase efficiency and lower costs. And more companies are turning to multimodal shipping management as an alternative to sticking with a single-mode.

Leverage SAP IBP to Drive Planning Transformation

Today, traditional SAP IBP deployments are not enough. You need to assure you are leveraging its maximum potential to truly transform planning. And to reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and advance digitalization to gain competitive advantage.

Autonomous Mobile Robot Conference: Insight into a Rapidly Expanding and Evolving Ecosystem

Logistics Viewpoints

The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) hosted its virtual Autonomous Mobile Robot Conference earlier this week (October 26 – 27). I personally kicked off research on the global mobile warehouse robotics market earlier this month and therefore chose to attend conference sessions that provided insights on the broader context of mobile warehouse robotics, namely the concepts of ecosystems, integration, and interoperability.

How COOs can Contribute to Software Selection and Deployment


The COO is at the center of business. While the role of the COO differs from organization to organization, it is the COO in conjunction with the Executive team that drive and build the necessary foundations, structures, processes, and strategies for an organization to be successful.

Traditional Vs Digital Freight Forwarders – What would you prefer?

20Cube Logistics

Digital transformation is the need of the hour. Not a single person today moves without a mobile device, all the transactions are done while on go.

[Video] Current Trends in the Transportation Market and How to Respond

Talking Logistics

Tim Dalton, Director of Professional Services at BluJay Solutions, shares insights and advice on how to successfully navigate the transportation market.

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Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.