The Shipper’s Guide to NAFTA 2.0
SEPTEMBER 16, 2020
Worried about NAFTA 2.0? Don't be.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2020
Worried about NAFTA 2.0? Don't be.
Logistics Brief Submitted Articles
OCTOBER 15, 2020
Find out which practices five well-known B Corps are using to achieve supply chain sustainability in this article.
OCTOBER 11, 2020
It's freight time! Out of air, land, and sea freight, which freight option is best for your business? Click here for a short and sweet breakdown
SEPTEMBER 16, 2020
COVID-19 is giving us a masterclass in what it takes to survive, recover from, and thrive after a major crisis.
This white paper provides a comprehensive overview of global workplace incident trends, focusing on the top three biases leading to such incidents. It also highlights the significance of CSA Z1005 as a risk management standard and outlines the ROI of thorough incident investigations, covering emergency response to post-incident interviews. Additionally, it introduces an Investigation Evidence Gathering Matrix.
SEPTEMBER 23, 2020
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.
MARCH 10, 2020
Artificial intelligence, virtual reality and robotics have all become hot topics when it comes to the future of the supply chain. Advanced robotics are already being utilized in warehouses around the world. As robots continue to prove themselves through real-life applications, this field of technology is on course to solidify its presence in warehousing.
MAY 21, 2020
Digitalization is accelerating the pace of business and transforming global supply chains. In a freewheeling discussion at the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, I spoke with Richard Howells, Vice President Marketing Digital Supply Chain at SAP about the trends, customer expectations, the challenges, and imperatives of digital transformation in the supply chain.
NOVEMBER 5, 2020
The e-commerce industry has been one of the few beneficiaries of this year’s COVID-19 pandemic. In the second quarter of 2020, e-commerce sales were up 44.4% over the same quarter in 2019. All signs indicate that this year’s holiday season will see another giant surge in e-commerce deliveries. And some of the fastest-growing, most popular.
OCTOBER 7, 2020
Considering that customers are at the tail end of the outbound supply chain, and companies across all industries are competing on customer experience, it’s not surprising that the outbound supply chain gets a bit more love and attention than the inbound side. But the fact is that supply chains end-to-end are an interconnected system, so. Read more Why You Can’t Ignore the Inbound Supply Chain.
Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive
Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an
SIPMM Professional Publications
APRIL 22, 2020
Expediting purchases in inbound logistics is normal but it is painful for many companies who use this approach. Typical reasons for expediting are potential delay on contractual delivery dates, damage products, supplier product upgrade and most importantly, client’s critical specification.The reality of business life is defined as Expediting. Delays brought about by human and non-human […].
AUGUST 3, 2020
In its monthly Manufacturing Report on Business, ISM reported that the report’s key metric, the PMI, came in at 54.2 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), for a 1.6% gain over June’s 52.6, with June snapping a three-month stretch of PMI declines. The July PMI also represents the highest PMI reading over the last 12 months and is 5.6% higher than the 12-month average of 48.6.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2020
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. Our recent survey showed that only 17% of organizations make it a priority to invest in innovation. Firefighting is the norm. It can also be challenging to decide where to invest.
OCTOBER 27, 2020
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. The supply chain has been suffering due to the growing conglomerates like.read More.
70% of digital transformation projects fail (BCG, 2020). In an industry where most large software implementations falter, we recognize the importance of planning, optimization, and execution. With over 25 years of industry experience and countless successful implementations, MASS Group is opening the vault of tips and tricks to provide a complimentary step-by-step guide in implementing a Work-In-Progress (WIP) tracking software.
IoT World Today
MAY 21, 2020
Key Takeaways from This Article: COVID-19 has unveiled the fragility of a global supply chain predicated on lowest-cost principles. Increasing supply chain data visibility is a priority for logistics organizations looking to improve resilience. Supply chain recovery hinges on incorporating robust data analytics and other data-driven tools into business operations to increase efficiency, reduce costs and proactively manage risk.
Supply Chain Brain
JUNE 1, 2020
American companies across the board are striving to reduce their dependence on China as a source of manufacturing, but one industry sector is especially keen to bring production back to the U.S.
MARCH 17, 2020
It didn’t take long for the panic buying to begin. Oh, I had heard the stories about people hoarding toilet paper as news of the Covid-19 outbreak emerged. I simply laughed off such buying sprees. There was already a new package of rolls tucked into a closet at home. The reality of the situation didn’t […].
JUNE 29, 2020
Over the past couple of months, most supply chains have weathered an unexpected storm. Rules and regulations are updated frequently in order for manufacturers, retailers and distributors to continue delivering. There’s no doubt that supply chains are feeling strained as they continue to adapt to these circumstances while operating efficiently and cost-effectively.
One of the biggest challenges for any B2B marketer is understanding your prospects’ next move — who is most likely to buy and when. Without these insights, marketing campaigns can feel more like guesswork, with high investment and little return. We’re here to tell you there’s a better way. By tracking buyers’ digital footprints and online activity, such as website visits, product reviews, and spikes in content consumption, you can engage prospects with a message that really resonates.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2020
Supply chain is in the spotlight. It is the business function that is front and center - on top of the minds of consumers and executives. The global pandemic has ripped the rug out from under supply chains, but also highlighted its importance. Agility, resiliency, and sustainability are keys to supply chain survival, so you can’t afford to wait to invest in building these capabilities, which are entwined with each other.
OCTOBER 22, 2020
Can you really grow your operation’s revenue by simply automating with hazmat software? That’s the basis of our new DGIS Challenge page, where you can feed numbers from your operation into our simple calculator to see how our Dangerous Goods Information System can help you execute more hazmat shipments every day. And more shipments equals
JULY 22, 2020
“The addition of 11 Chinese companies to a U.S. trade blacklist of entities Washington says are linked to human-rights abuses of the Uighur minority group in Xinjiang is entangling major brands and likely to further a reordering of supply chains that feed American consumers,” write Dan Strumpf and Liza Lin in the Wall Street Journal. Read more Forced Labor in Supply Chains: The Problem Persists.
AUGUST 10, 2020
"In the interest of delivering to those of you who appreciate information of a brass-tacks, short-and-sweet character, this might be the best I can do, in about five minutes" -- working the split-sleeper changes come September 29 when the hours of service update is set to go live.
Direct Store Delivery, or DSD, is a common practice among global suppliers and retailers – like PepsiCo, Frito Lay, CVS, and Dollar General – and its popularity is growing, with the global DSD market expected to reach $1.19 trillion by 2027. Download this eBook for exclusive insights into direct store deliveries, challenges, benefits, and future trends.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2020
The reasons for why 2020 is different than any other year are wide and varied, considering the COVID-19 pandemic, the related economic fallout from it brought, as well as the uneasy rise in civil unrest in various parts of the United States, too. And, let’s not forget that it is an election year, too.
NOVEMBER 9, 2020
Today’s business reality is constantly shifting. Organizations that are running an IBP process right now are in a better position than others to deal with this uncertainty. Those that also leverage scenarios in IBP are even better prepared to deal with the supply chain shocks caused by COVID-19. Our first webinar with Oliver Wight discussed common people, process and technology pitfalls that hinder IBP initiatives.
MAY 19, 2020
Supply chains are complex ecosystems of people, tools, and strategies that are getting increasingly difficult to manage efficiently. With so many stakeholders involved in the process, only a comprehensive supply chain management plan can help you improve business results in the long run. It’s not a feat you can achieve with only one major tool.read More.
IoT World Today
MARCH 27, 2020
From shortages of personal protective equipment to a variety of grocery items to electronics and apparel, coronavirus ( COVID-19 ) has hit the global supply chain in expected and unforeseen ways, and it seems likely that it could take many months to recover. Bouncing back more quickly, said experts, will require supply chain managers to turn to new ways of managing the supply chain, including using Internet of Things (IoT) data, analytics and machine learning (ML).
Download these 5 comprehensive guides designed to solve the toughest challenges facing supply chains today. After helping 1,200+ of the world’s most recognized brands to enhance and optimize their supply chains, FourKites has crafted step-by-step guides to help you solve your business’s most pressing challenges. The guides include: reducing transportation costs, improving customer satisfaction, optimizing inventory management, increasing workforce efficiency, and achieving sustainability and ESG