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Time to Transform Transportation Procurement?

Talking Logistics

Earlier this year, in a presentation at the Manhattan Momentum Connect conference, Dr. Chris Caplice from MIT argued that “the dominant design in transportation procurement is now outdated and it’s time to transform the process.”

Important Trade Routes in History

MTS Logistics

A trade route is a logistical network identified as a series of pathways used for the commercial transport of cargo. In modern times, commercial activity shifted from the major old trade routes to newer routes.

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Digitalization In Trucking

Blue Grace Logistics

Digitalization, as an industry trend in the logistics world, has emerged quite late. However, now that digitalization and innovation seem to have caught up the industry’s pace, much transformation can be expected.

270,000 New Robots Working in Logistics This Year

Logistics Matter

The IFR, the International Federation of Robotics has published their World Robotics Report 2020. The report gives an overview of the use of robots in different industries, applications, and regions. A total of 2,7 million robots are deployed in factories and warehouses worldwide.

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.

VoIP Advantages and Disadvantages – What to Know Before Purchasing VoIP


Before purchasing and implementing a VoIP phone system in your business, it is important to understand its advantages and disadvantages. To help you easily acquire that knowledge, we have created this short article that details VoIP’s features, benefits, and drawbacks. Information Technology

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Parcel Carriers Unwrap Yearly Gift: Peak Season Surcharges

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Parcel carriers have begun alerting customers that they will be raising costs or adding a peak season surcharge during the holidays.

Warehouse Innovations and Warehouse Management Systems

Logistics Matter

Rock Your Warehouse! Last month I launched a new podcast series called “Does Logistics Matter?”, ”, about trends an innovations in supply chain and logistics.

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Postponement Strategies for Effective Warehousing

SIPMM Professional Publications

Effective management of a supply chain includes thinking creatively about the way of integrate and perform logistics and manufacturing activities. Postponement and speculation strategies of products during a timely and cost-effective manner by the standard production and logistics structures.

Digital Sales Strategy: Overcoming the Barriers to Growth with Tony Verre

The Logistics of Logistics

Digital Sales Strategy: Overcoming the Barriers to Growth with Tony Verre. Joe Lynch and Tony Verre discuss the importance of having a digital sales strategy. As an SEO expert and ecommerce strategist, Tony has significant experience working with clients who are growing their online sales.

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.

19 Advantages of Logistics Outsourcing

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

The right partners can be powerful allies in a business’s quest to become bigger, better and more profitable.

Understanding How Tech Can Improve Driver Safety

Logistics Matter

Since the automotive industry was formed the rate at which technology has developed has been incredible. This has impacted all road users in more ways than most probably realise. One area which has continually been prioritised, and rightly so, is safety.

Rail shippers say admin and maintenance service is falling behind with PSR

Supply Chain and Logistics

Is PSR just another shorthand for cost cutting? It seems shippers think they are getting more financial responsibility for admin and maintenance now that most class I rails have adopted PSR practices. Firms are usually trying to save money. And … Continue reading → Logistics Rail Service Management Supply Chains maintenance operations PSR

Profiles in Route Optimization Excellence – Smith Brothers Farms

Talking Logistics

It’s no secret that route optimization can have a significant impact on both delivery costs and customer service levels, especially in high volume / high density delivery operations. But what factors contribute to route optimization excellence and how are they put into practice?

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.

Invest in These Capabilities to Drive Supply Chain Excellence


Insights from Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020. Supply chain professionals know it can be extremely challenging to drive day-to-day operational excellence and pursue innovation at the same time.

Essential Technologies for Warehousing Productivity

SIPMM Professional Publications

Warehouses are playing an important role in logistic as it can be an assembly line, fulfillment center as well as customer service or collection point. In the present, technology is important for every sector of the economy in the fast-paced.

Warehouse Automation Market Outlook: 2020 Update

Logistics Viewpoints

ARC Advisory Group’s 2020 update to its global warehouse automation market shows Dematic, Knapp, and SSI Schaefer as the 2019 market share leaders. Accelerating warehouse automation demand from e-commerce growth is propelling market growth.

NZE Natural Gas Trucks Showcased in Port of Long Beach Clean Truck Parade

NGT News

Southern California trucking companies have showcased their near-zero-emission (NZE) natural gas trucks in a clean truck parade to commemorate the opening of the new Port of Long Beach bridge. The seven fleet operators – NFI, Total Transportation Solutions Inc.

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!

Maximizing Logistics Outsourcing Benefits: What Shippers Can Do

Kane is Able

A good third-party logistics partner (3PL) can add millions of dollars in value beyond the cost of the service. But the extent of that value is significantly influenced by the actions of the outsourcing company and how it manages the relationship.

Adopting Lean Practices for Effective Procurement

SIPMM Professional Publications

Procurement refers to the process of sourcing or obtaining goods and services. It involves the strategic implementation of Purchasing, as well as active interaction with both the internal customer and external suppliers.

In the Grocery Ecommerce Boom, Dark Stores Light the Way

Logistics Viewpoints

In the last number of years, ecommerce has grown in popularity across many industries, including grocery.

Alliance AutoGas Continues to Add to List of EPA Certifications

NGT News

To keep up with ever-evolving customer needs, Alliance AutoGas (AAG) has been committed to the continued research and development of its engineered bi-fuel systems, while simultaneously growing its list of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications.

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!

North American supply chains are impacted by labor disruptions in Canada

Logistics Management

Following a strike by dockworkers that lasted for one month and paralyzed operations at the Port of Montreal in August and September of this year, Resilience360 research indicates that major ports both on the west and east coast of Canada continue to experience disruption ranging from port congestion to rail car shortages.

How to Ship Large Items

Freight Center

In the shipping world, “large items” is a broad term. In fact, there is no standard for what qualifies as a large item. Largeness is in the eyes of the shipper.

WMS Generates Big Data but Struggles to Provide Real-time Analytics

Logistics Viewpoints

Warehouse management systems are Big Data applications. They can struggle to provide the real-time analytics needed to run a responsive and agile distribution operation. There is a solution.

AEP Ramps Up Light-Duty EV Purchases

NGT News

American Electric Power (AEP) says it will accelerate its electric vehicle (EV) purchases with the goal of replacing 100% of its 2,300 cars and light-duty trucks with EV alternatives by 2030. AEP’s total fleet is composed of nearly 8,000 vehicles, including medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

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.