2020

The Shipper’s Guide to NAFTA 2.0

FLS Transport

Worried about NAFTA 2.0? Don't be. Here is everything cross-border shippers need to know about the new USMCA-CUSMA-TMEC agreement

Logistics Market Segments - The Niches Have Riches

The Logistics of Logistics

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High-End Perishables Create Added Pressure for 3PLs

Food Logistics

3PLs are responsible for the safe transfer of common goods in the cold chain, but what about the luxury items that require a little more care? 3PL/4PL

5 B Corps with sustainable supply chains

Flock Freight

Find out which practices five well-known B Corps are using to achieve supply chain sustainability in this article

The 2023 Supply Chain Crystal Ball: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Olivia Montgomery, Associate Principal Supply Chain Analyst

Curious to know how your peers are navigating ongoing disruption? In this webinar, you’ll gain actionable insights from Olivia Montgomery as she walks us through Capterra’s extensive research on how businesses - notably small and midsize businesses - are addressing supply chain challenges in 2023.

Air, Land, or Sea: Which Freight Option Is Right for Me?

Ship Monk

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

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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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Battle of the shipping modes: Why shared truckload is better for shippers and carriers

Flock Freight

This article compares shared truckload (STL) service to that of less-than truckload and full truckload, explaining how STL benefits shippers, carriers, and the environment more than any other shipping mode

5 Foundations of a Successful & Profitable Warehouse Operation

Cyzerg

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.

Robots are Shaping the Future of Warehouse Operations

Kuebix

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.

5 Powerful Prescriptive Analytics Examples in Supply Chain

Prescriptive analytics is a type of advanced analytics that optimizes decision-making by providing a recommended action. Supply chain, with its complex planning questions, is typically an area where optimization technology is required. Read about 5 use cases.

10 Warehouse KPIs that impact freight management

FreightWaves SONAR

The modern supply chain rests on a mountain of shipping data. However, the applications of real-time freight data remain disparate and lack value. It’s only challenging to get a handle on the volume.

7 Statistics that Impact Companies Using eCommerce Fulfillment 3PLs

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

A picture can be worth a thousand words. But sometimes numbers tell an even more compelling story.

What the Trucking Industry Could Look Like in 2021

Shipchain

A Brief Recap on The Trucking Industry’s Recent History. That last few years have been nothing short of eventful for the trucking industry.

Technologies for Maritime Logistics Safety and Security

SIPMM Professional Publications

The landscape of maritime is shifting with the trends that are emerging do so out necessarily.

6 Ways Video Telematics Improves Driver Safety

An in-cab dash cam video system can help fleet operators significantly reduce risky driving, costly legal judgments, and insurance costs. Download the eBook and learn 6 ways to improve driver safety by using dash cams on your trucks.

ALS Sucks with Larry Cepuran

The Logistics of Logistics

ALS Sucks with Larry Cepuran. Larry Cepuran and Joe Lynch discuss how ALS sucks and there is still no cure and few treatments for this awful disease. Larry Cepuran is a friend of Joe’s who has been diagnosed with ALS, which is sometimes referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The Key to Innovation is Iterate and Test

The Lean Thinker

Key points from this great TED talk by Joi Ito, the director of the MIT Media Lab. You can’t plan the path, you can only set the direction. He talks about the “compass” guiding a project that followed a route which was totally unpredictable.

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Digital Transformation in the Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Digitalization is accelerating the pace of business and transforming global supply chains.

Why You Can’t Ignore the Inbound Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

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.

A Deep Dive Into Supply Chain Strategy: Why Yours Isn't Working

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy, and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new supply chain design in this post-pandemic era of economic uncertainty.

2019 – The Year of Amazon Air

Logistics Trends and Insights

In what was an overall dismal global air cargo market, I’m declaring 2019 the year of Amazon Air. What a year this group had. Amazon’s air cargo group literally took off as the overall company went from 2-day free delivery for Prime members to next-day free deliveries for its members.

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VoIP Advantages and Disadvantages – What to Know Before Purchasing VoIP

Cyzerg

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

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Can Help “Future-Proof” Supply Chains

Kuebix

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.

Railroad Carloads Plummet

Supply Chain and Logistics

This nice essay from Escalation Consultants, delivered on 5/21/2020, shows very large decreases in rail carloads after mid-March of 2020, approaching 30% for most carriers. Only Union Pacific is down by only 18%. Another graph shows the differences by commodity.

Getting Started With Scenario Modeling in Supply Chain Network Design

To build your supply chain’s agility and responsiveness, you need to look at scenarios more frequently instead of relying on a single plan. Let’s explore how you can apply scenario modeling in supply chain network design.

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.

2020 Airfreight Market Roundup

Now, That's Logistics

Grounded airplanes, shuttered economies, interrupted supply chains, and the introduction of buzzwords like “social distancing” were just some of the key disruptors that took over in 2020, making the year one for the record books—and not necessarily in a positive way.

Key Focus Areas for Expediting Procurement

SIPMM Professional Publications

Expediting purchases in inbound logistics is normal but it is painful for many companies who use this approach.

The Logistics of Building a Brand with Chip Humitz

The Logistics of Logistics

The Logistics of Building a Brand with Chip Humitz. Joe Lynch and Chip Humitz discuss the logistics of brand building. As a top marketing and branding strategist, Chip explains the key elements of brand building and how it relates to the transportation and logistics space. About Chip Humitz.

How to Gain a Competitive Edge: A Deep Dive Into Supplier Diversity Programs

Speaker: Rod Robinson - SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice, Insight Sourcing Group

In this exclusive webinar, Rod Robinson, SVP of the Supplier Diversity Practice Lead & Center of Excellence, dives into the key benefits corporations are seeing emerge from their supplier diversity programs and how you can gain invaluable competitive advantages with a supplier diversity program of your own.

A Lean Leadership Pocket Card

The Lean Thinker

I was going through some old files and came across a pocket card we handed out back in 2003 or so. It was used in conjunction with our “how to walk the gemba” coaching sessions that we did with the lean staff, and then taught them to do with leaders.

3 Reasons You Can’t Afford to Wait: Agility, Resiliency, and Sustainability

Logistics Viewpoints

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.

Forced Labor in Supply Chains: The Problem Persists

Talking Logistics

“The addition of 11 Chinese companies to a U.S.