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Do You Really Need Two-Day Delivery for Your Online Orders?

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

There’s a perception among eCommerce companies that today’s customers won’t settle for anything less than two-day delivery for online orders. But is that actually true? Maybe not. Parcel Shipping for eCommerce Fulfillment Operations

Crucial Mistakes for Warehouse Optimisation

SIPMM Professional Publications

Many aspects of the use of time, space, and resources are taken into consideration when designing modern logistic warehouses and distribution centers, making processes more effective through careful planning to increase customer satisfaction and experience.

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AI-based Configuration: The Future of Optimized Transportation Planning

Logistics Viewpoints

There’s always been tension with the optimization technologies used for fleets or common carrier transportation.

News Alert: CN makes nearly $34 billion bid for Kansas City Southern

The Supply Chain Journal

Canadian railway CN ( NYSE: CNI ) has offered to acquire Kansas City Southern ( NYSE: KSU ) in a cash-and-stock transaction worth $33.7 billion, or $325 per share. CN rival Canadian Pacific ( NYSE: CP ) last month announced plans to acquire Kansas City Southern (KCS) for $29 billion. .

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.

7 Tips For Building Supply Chain Resiliency

GlobalTranz

Shortages of products from toilet paper to microchips during the coronavirus pandemic highlighted the value of supply chain resiliency, and the opportunities for companies that aren’t as prepared as they would like.

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A Model for Employing Disabled Workers in Warehousing

Logistics Viewpoints

On Monday, March 8th, a vice president of supply chain for a large retail chain – a chain with over 5,000 stores – spoke at Körber’s supply chain conference Elevate. Körber is a leading provider of logistics software, material handling, voice, and consulting solutions.

Weighing truck parking’s NIMBY risk

The Supply Chain Journal

When TravelCenters of America [ NASDAQ: TA ] announced in May 2020 that it had signed a franchise agreement to build a Petro Stopping Center in Monteagle, Tennessee, the company and franchisees Brian Graber, Tammy Graber and Rodney Kilgore expected to be opening its doors in the first quarter of this year.

Essential Practices for Warehouse Safety

SIPMM Professional Publications

Warehouse safety is very important and it protects health and lives. Good safety practices are always maintaining economical and sustainable warehouses to keep everyone safe. If warehouse safety treated as a priority, accidents and fatalities can be brought down significantly.

Clean Energy Providing RNG to Fuel Amazon Operations

NGT News

Clean Energy Fuels Corp., a provider of clean fuels for the transportation market, has signed an agreement with Amazon to provide low- and negative-carbon renewable natural gas (RNG).

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

The current trucking market experience: it is both supply and demand

CH Robinson Logistics

Anyone who has been paying attention to the transportation of goods has noticed delays in their own shipments, headlines in mainstream media paying attention to supply chains, and a general heighted awareness of how goods get from point A to point B.

New era of shipping: E-commerce, climate change and data analytics

The Supply Chain Journal

The once-stagnant logistics industry has undergone rapid change in recent years. The 2017 electronic logging device mandate sparked something of a technological revolution within the industry.

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Best Practices for E-commerce Warehousing

SIPMM Professional Publications

The storage of physical items until they are sold online is referred to as e-commerce warehousing.

How to Use Ocean Transportation Efficiently

MTS Logistics

The growth in the economy and trade mean companies are approaching their supply chains to reach a global consumer. Ocean transportation is the most-used model when it comes to delivering goods overseas. Ocean shipments have a complicated structure with different solutions.

The Business Costs of Supply Chain Disruption

Supply chains have weathered a lot recently: a pandemic, natural disasters, trade wars and more. The Economist and GEP surveyed 400 senior execs to find out their real business impacts. The results? Shocking, but not surprising. Read the report now.

Greenlane Renewables Producing RNG from California Farm Waste

NGT News

Greenlane Renewables Inc., a global provider of biogas upgrading systems, says it will begin immediate order fulfillment against the $2.6 million contract that was announced as part of the $21 million in contract wins for a dairy farm cluster in California on June 29, 2020.

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Surging demand for logistics properties highlighted in Prologis’ Q1 report

The Supply Chain Journal

Prologis Inc. NYSE: PLD ) reported core funds from operations of 97 cents per share Monday, 3 cents ahead of the consensus estimate and 14 cents better than the year-ago quarter. The San Francisco-based logistics real estate investment trust said occupancy was steady in the quarter at 95.4%

Celebrating Agent Appreciation Day

Trinity Logistics

Written by Karen Nagel, Senior Agent Relationship Specialist. Trinity Logistics was founded in 1979 by Ed and Deanna Banning. Ten years after its inception, the company had posted revenues of just over three million dollars.

March Cass Freight Index Report trends up for shipments and expenditures

Logistics Management

The report’s shipment reading—at 1.196—headed up 10% annually, well outpacing February’s 4.1% annual gain that was impacted by harsh winter weather, and was also up 5.8% compared to February and up 3.4% compared to February on a seasonally-adjusted (SA) basis

5 Tips to Advance Your Career as a Technical Recruiter

Just as the tech industry revolves around innovation, so does technical recruiting. To advance their career by attracting top candidates in a competitive landscape, modern recruiters must commit to actively adapting and advancing their hiring strategies. This step-by-step guide is designed to provide technical recruiters with tips and tricks to achieve tangible results that accelerate their recruiting efforts—and career.

ROUSH CleanTech, FPG Partner to Electrify Emergency Response Vehicles

NGT News

ROUSH CleanTech, a provider of clean transportation solutions, and First Priority Group (FPG), a diversified manufacturer and dealer of emergency and specialty vehicles, say they are partnering to create a line of purpose-built electric emergency and specialty vehicles.

Shipping bulls are back: First container stocks, now dry bulk

The Supply Chain Journal

Container shipping rises first and highest, then dry bulk, then product tankers, then crude tankers. That’s the emerging consensus on how a post-COVID global recovery will play out in ocean shipping. Phase one — containers — is now in epic full swing. Phase two — dry bulk — is ramping up fast.

Freight Shipping To Destinations With Special Requirements

Freight Center

Shipping destinations can be as distinct as the freight heading to them. Some deliveries could be as plain and simple as loading dock to loading dock, but some delivery locations have special requirements.

Sustaining machines – the logistics of autonomy in military organisations

Logistics in War

By David Beaumont. This article is adapted from a presentation given at the Williams Foundation seminar on ‘Next Generation Autonomous Systems’ delivered in Canberra in April 2021. Part one can be found here. In part two of ‘ Sustaining Machines’ , the discussion moves onto the ‘logistics of autonomy’. Or, in other words, how are forces that include autonomous systems generated and sustained.

Get More Help With Merchant Onboarding and Get Payments Going Your Way

Software companies are increasingly looking to move up in the payments food chain and play a bigger role. This whitepaper discusses where you'll fit in the chain, your cut of the revenue, and the benefits of becoming a payment facilitator.

Vicinity Motor Secures Purchase Order for Fifteen CNG Buses

NGT News

Vicinity Motor Corp. VMC), a supplier of electric, compressed natural gas (CNG), gas and clean diesel buses, has received a new purchase order from a Canadian provincial public transportation provider for 15 Vicinity buses for a total value of over $6 million. “We

Hyzon expects to deliver fuel cell trucks in Europe in Q3

The Supply Chain Journal

Hyzon Motors, the SPAC-backed spinoff of Singapore’s Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, has begun production of fuel cell trucks in Europe. It expects to deliver the first of 15 zero-emission units to a city in the Netherlands in Q3.

CN throws its hat into the ring to acquire KCS, with a $33.7 billion proposed offer

Logistics Management

Floor Loaded vs. Palletized: What’s Your Best Option?

ShipLilly

The choices that shippers have for shipping their freight is full truckload (FTL) and less than truckload (LTL). In most cases, the customer is not given the choice of whether to use palletized systems of floor-loaded ones.

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.