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4 Major Effects that COVID-19 has had on the Shipping Industry

Logistics Matter

Just like virtually every business across the world, the shipping industry has been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic at a scale we’ve never seen before. The ongoing international health crisis has touched on nearly every aspect of our sector, ranging from unsustainable airfreight pricing and cargo backlogs to blank sailings and significant drops in demand. Whilst the bulk of […].

A Key to Vendor Compliance: What is EDI in Logistics?

West Coast and California Logistics

If you have retail customers, you are likely familiar with EDI. From shipping notices and order updates to purchase orders and invoices, EDI remains a workhorse of modern supply chain transactions – including those in eCommerce.

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Consolidation Warehouse – Its Meaning, Benefits, and Drawbacks

Cyzerg

Utilizing consolidation warehouses can improve your supply chain’s performance while reducing costs. This form of warehousing involves combining small shipments bound for a similar destination into a single truckload. As a result, you can reduce transportation costs, ship more frequently, and, eventually, boost your profitability. Warehouse Operations

Why Integrated Supply Chains are More Durable with John Tillison

The Logistics of Logistics

Why Integrated Supply Chains are More Durable with John Tillison. John Tillison and Joe Lynch discuss why integrated supply chains are more durable. John is the SVP in charge of sales and marketing at A. Duie Pyle, a company that specializes in integrated transportation and warehousing solutions. About John Tillison. John Tillison began his logistics career as a management trainee at Roadway Express. John rose through the ranks at Roadway/YRC, eventually being named Group Vice-President.

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.

Supply Chain Transparency, and How It Can Help the Planet

Logistics Matter

Sustainability is an increasingly important subject. Consumers are getting more critical every day when it comes to what they buy and who they buy it from. This effect is trickling down to supply chains as well, where there is also a growing demand for sustainable processes and products.

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Is Your Technology Missing a Strategic Plan?

Cyzerg

When the advent of the Internet changed business structure, logistics organizations scrambled to adopt computers and basic information technology infrastructure to keep up with the Information Revolution. Today, the real challenge is not the adoption of new IT, but how to integrate it strategically in your logistics operation to outperform rivals. Information Technology

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A Catalyst to Change: Using Commercial Map Intelligence for Business Innovation

Trimble

Demand and expectations are at an all time high for anyone in, or supplying to, the transportation and logistics industry. Fleets are looking to drive efficiency and provide superior customer service. Shippers are trying to manage and gain greater visibility into transportation moves. Technology providers are challenged with delivering innovative, scalable solutions that address the challenges within the commercial vehicle routing workflow.

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UK government looks to blame predicted Brexit chaos on logistics sector

Supply Chain and Logistics

Brexit is coming, and it’s clear that the government, which has been pushing Brexit along, has chosen not to invest or prioritize systems for logistics. The logistics community will be forced into dealing with a tangle of poorly understood rules … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Supply Chains Trucking Brexit information systems international trade

The Plane Truth about Holiday eCommerce Fulfillment 2020

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Oh you better watch out if you’re an eTailer, because according to research from Voxware , 76% of shoppers are planning to purchase more than half of their holiday gifts online this year.

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.

China Tariffs: A Lawsuit + WTO Ruling

Talking Logistics

If it wasn’t for the COVID-19 pandemic, the trade war with China (along with Brexit) would still be dominating the global trade headlines.

Using AI & ML in Retail Supply Chain Planning

Logistics Viewpoints

Companies like Amazon, Walmart, Alibaba, and Zara are leading the path in the use of technology and advanced analytics in managing supply chains. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are of the hot topics being discussed in the retail world.

UPDATE – Felixstowe issues apology and rescinds container ban

Supply Chain and Logistics

Well, the media storm over the ban on receiving empty containers at Felixstowe got their attention at the port. Our earlier post on this subject explained the problem. The apologies were for “inconvenience”, “our service standards are not currently where … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Supply Chains Trucking Big Data intermodal transport port management ports Software supply chain disruption trucking

Freight Quoting Factors: Full Truckload vs Less-than-Truckload

Freight Center

While those freight trucks on the highways might all look identical and even their cargo may appear to be exactly alike, their freight designations could be very different. Some might be carrying a number of shippers’ pallets and making multiple stops.

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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.

Current Trends in the Transportation Market and How to Respond

Talking Logistics

A song lyric from one of my favorite bands, Oingo Boingo, goes, “We close our eyes and the world has turned around again.” Those words certainly could apply to the transportation market, especially this year. What is the current state of the market? How might it change in the weeks and months ahead?

COVID and Warehousing: Social Distancing and Contact Tracing Solutions

Logistics Viewpoints

Industrial setting must be kept safe during the Pandemic. Warehouses that use RF guns and warehouse management systems have solutions that enforce social distancing and contact tracing.

2M restores transpacific capacity, pleads for return of empty containers

Supply Chain and Logistics

Ocean carriers are suddenly waking up to the fact that supply chain disruptions for their customers are bad for relations. Now they’ve decided that they blanked too many voyages. And thehoarding of containers by customers who usethem to store goods … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Strategy Supply Chains blankings Chassis containers intermodal ocean shipping supply chains

Logistics of a Company: Supplier Diversity to Survive Peak Season

Cerasis

The atmosphere of business representation has changed drastically over the last fifty years. A more diverse world has taken shape, and the transportation and supply chain industry is no stranger to this shift.

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!

How a Freight Service Provider Can Add Expertise to Your SMB

Freightquote

Does your shipping department need some wisdom? Learn why working with the right freight service provider can help your SMB improve shipping and logistics overnight

Warehousing 101: Why is Task Interleaving a Best Practice?

Logistics Viewpoints

Task interleaving is a best practice in a warehouse. Task interleaving allows work to be done more efficiently. A warehouse management system can save companies in many ways. Task interleaving is just one good example. The post Warehousing 101: Why is Task Interleaving a Best Practice?

Chaos at port of Felixstowe – carriers refuse return of empty boxes

Supply Chain and Logistics

It’s typical of IT projects to ber late or never get finished. Here we seem to have an example that is severely impacting everyone else in the supply chain. Here at Felixstowe, you can’t return empty containers. You have to … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Supply Chains Trucking Big Data intermodal transport ports Software trucking

Peak Season Supply Chain Challenges Spur Innovation

Cerasis

The typical peak season supply chain presents its own set of challenges yearly. However, this peak season is one never seen before. This year, 2020, is shaping up to be the most challenging year yet with the global pandemic in full force and the delays following for most of this year.

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!

LTL Market Update, Summer 2020: What it Means for Your Small Business

Freightquote

Read a summary of the LTL Market Update. We share real-world tips on how to stay ahead of disruptions caused by the coronavirus and the reopening of businesses

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Custom cabover emerges as tribute to a driver’s pride, from former Viking hauler

Overdrive Online

Unveiling and detailing Steve Sprenger's custom-resto project 1983 Kenworth COE, a single-drive-axle doubles and triples hauler of the former Viking Freight fleet Sprenger drove for in the 1980s and '90s.

Maersk joins CP Rail inland with new transload facility

Supply Chain and Logistics

Maersk is in the forefront of expanding their supply chain control into the hinterland. The Port of Vancouver is in a very closed in space, a bit like San Francisco, with little room to expand facilities. Maersk has finally grasped … Continue reading → Logistics Ports Strategy Supply Chains cooperation inland warehouses intermodal transport transloading

Ecommerce growth: What that means for flatbed shipping

Trinity Logistics

Most of us over the age of 25 can remember when the World Wide Web made its debut. We remember the “beep-boop” sound of dial-up and the big chunky computers that were as wide as a 90’s television set. It’s been almost 30 years since the dawn of the internet.

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.