July, 2021

Uganda Industry and Intralogistics: Poised for Growth

Logistics Matter

Recently, manufacturing journalist and founder of the Manufacturing Media Consortium, Thomas R. Cutler met with Benita Bageire in Entebbe to discuss Uganda and Africa’s economic potential. Cutler noted, “It is a dynamic time for Uganda’s role in manufacturing and global intralogistics.”

Warehouse Picking Carts: How to Pick the Right One for Your Warehouse

Cyzerg

The right kind of warehouse picking cart can help you expedite picking, stocking, and transporting various warehouse items. This is important since order picking can deplete excessive resources if not used with the most efficient picking cart for your operations.

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Cutting Out the Middleman with Mike Nervick

The Logistics of Logistics

Cutting Out the Middleman with Mike Nervick. Mike Nervick and Joe Lynch discuss cutting out the middleman. Mike is the CEO of Sleek Technologies which is impacting the transportation industry by providing smart solutions that simplify logistics. About Mike Nervick.

We Need Better Sales Forecasts for Online Businesses

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

The challenge of getting better sales forecasts to improve logistics planning is a centuries-old problem. In today’s eCommerce-driven supply chains, that challenge is tougher than ever.

New Supply Chain Design Software Benefits Calculator

Curious how much can you potentially save by optimizing your supply chain network? Our benefits calculator helps you find out.

Select Energy Services Invests in an AI-Powered Driver Safety Solution

Logistics Viewpoints

Select Energy Services’ Fluids Handling Group Operates as Tidal Logistics. Select Energy Services, a leading provider of water and chemical solutions, has a fleet of roughly 2,000 trucks nationwide.

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Talking Logistics Matter – A Conversation with Industry Analyst Adrian Gonzalez

Logistics Matter

When I started LogisticsMatter in 2010 there were only a few blogs sharing logistics knowledge. One of them was the Logistics Viewpoint blog, which was started by Adrian Gonzalez when he worked at ARC, and I was an avid reader of his blogs, and I still am.

Why Choose Outsourced Business IT Support Over an In-House Technician

Cyzerg

Outsourced business IT support or hiring an in-house technician? This is a question that every warehouse asks since IT is an integral part of their operations. The truth is it all depends on the setup of your company and even the size of your operations.

Overcoming Last Mile Challenges with Israel Duanis

The Logistics of Logistics

Overcoming Last Mile Challenges with Israel Duanis. Israel Duanis and Joe Lynch discuss overcoming last mile challenges. Israel is the Vice President of the Logistics and Last Mile Delivery Platforms at Via , where he oversees all facets of Via ’s logistics-related business. About Israel Duanis.

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Your Best Parcel Shipping Strategy: Source Capacity from All Carriers

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Capacity shortages among parcel carrier companies have escalated concerns among eCommerce and omnichannel retailers. These businesses rely heavily on FedEx, UPS, USPS, DHL, and various regional carriers to deliver goods.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

The fight to find new customers and retain existing ones is the biggest business challenge for many companies. Technology will continue to play a part in fostering buyer allegiance and building brands in the “new normal.” In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

5 Recommendations towards a Resilient S&OP

Logistics Viewpoints

Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) as a process has been around since the 1980’s. While the terminology evolved, the underlying thesis of S&OP has stayed the same, i.e., bridge the divide between sales forecasts and operational plans while respecting the budget.

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DAT Truckload Volume Index jumped 11% in June

Food Logistics

Truckload freight volumes reached new heights last month as surging retail imports and peak produce shipments drove demand for transportation services. Transportation / Trucking

How Can AR Improve Warehouse Management?

Logistics Matter

Effective warehouse management relies on various systems to reduce errors, boost efficiency and avoid downtime. Most of today’s advanced warehouses feature broad assortments of cutting-edge technology.

What Is Transportation Optimization and What Does It Have to Do With Managed Transportation

GlobalTranz

Part of the challenge in managing the modern supply-chain is due to its sheer size and complexity. There are many working parts, network partners, and opportunities for things to go wrong that some are often overlooked.

Supply Chain Network Design: The Ultimate Use Cases eBook

Explore the most common use cases for network design and optimization software. This eBook shares how supply chain leaders leverage their supply chain design software to tackle a variety of challenges and questions.

Killing Ghost Loads and Phantom Data with Michael Darden

The Logistics of Logistics

Killing Ghost Loads and Phantom Data with Michael Darden. Michael Darden and Joe Lynch discuss killing ghost loads and phantom data. Michael is the CEO of DFM Data Corp, a utility company designed to be a tool between digital partners moving freight in the USA and Canada. About Michael Darden.

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Why Did Your Last Product Fulfillment Services Provider Fail?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Not every provider of product fulfillment services offers the same capabilities or high levels of performance. Unfortunately, some eCommerce brands find this out only after entering into a relationship with an underachieving third-party logistics (3PL) provider.

Tata Steel Europe’s Connected Planning Journey

Logistics Viewpoints

Tata Steel Europe Plant in Wales. The steel industry is not easy. A ton of steel can cost as little as $700. A pound of apples costs about the same as a pound of steel, yet steel is a complex product produced using high-tech metallurgical and manufacturing processes.

Ever Given to miss Hamburg call on safety grounds

Supply Chain and Logistics

The saga of the Ever Given, stuck in the Suez Canal for days, goes on. It is sailing again with cargo, but can’t land everywhere, due to restrictions on its propulsion and speed. It is skipping Hamburg. All this means … Continue reading → Logistics Service Management Shipping Supply Chains cargo container shipping disaster intermodal supply chains

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

A 14-state speed trap: Where enforcement is most prominent

Overdrive Online

With Operation Safe Driver kicking off July 11 with a focus specifically on speeding, find here the jurisdictions that most heavily prioritize speeding violations. Also: Toughest states for moving violations overall, and broad enforcement trend data. CSA's Data Trail

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How Much Will I Make as an Independent Freight Agent?

Trinity Logistics

A frequently asked question among new Agents is, “How much money can I make as an Independent Freight Agent?” The good news is the earning potential for talented Freight Agents is truly unlimited. You have your own book of business, manage your own time and ultimately, control your own salary.

Worst Case Scenarios for Freight Brokers with Lisa Bruno

The Logistics of Logistics

Worst Case Scenarios for Freight Brokers with Lisa Bruno. Lisa Bruno and Joe Lynch talk about the worst case scenarios for freight brokers.

Pharma Marketing Fulfillment: Solving the Compliance Challenge

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Managing the production and distribution of marketing literature is a bit like juggling in that a momentary lapse in attention can cause you to drop the ball. That’s never a good thing in any business. But managing pharmaceutical literature comes with the added challenge of regulatory compliance.

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

Driver Shortage, Driverless Vehicles, and Other Supply Chain Curiosities

Logistics Viewpoints

If you thought it was difficult to find good drivers before the 2020 pandemic, try finding drivers of any caliber afterwards. Driver shortages have become even more of a reality in the supply chain industry for a number of reasons, chief among them being the sharp rise in demand.

ARBOC and XL Fleet Partnership Offers Hybrid Electric Bus Option

NGT News

XL Fleet Corp and NFI Group Inc’s ARBOC Specialty Vehicles LLC subsidiary are partnering to electrify ARBOC Freedom low-floor buses with the XL Hybrid electric propulsion system.

Uber Freight Taps BlueGrace Logistics in Deal for LTL Services

Blue Grace Logistics

TAMPA, FL (July 15 , 2021 ) – BlueGrace Logistics and Uber Freight have entered into an exclusive agreement to provide a growing number of Uber Freight’s U.S. shippers access to less-than-truckload (LTL) services, leveraging the infrastructure from BlueGrace’s proprietary BlueShip technology.

July Freight Market Update

Trinity Logistics

Stay up to date on the latest conditions, curated by Trinity Logistics, using Freightwaves Sonar data. Not interested in reading? Watch our video instead! Second verse, same as the first”. Freight volumes continue to follow their normal patterns, albeit at elevated rates.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!