Sat.Oct 17, 2020 - Fri.Oct 23, 2020

Fulfillment Warehouse Worker Retention in the Wake of COVID-19

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Warehouse employee retention has long been an opportunity for fulfillment companies, but the challenge has been magnified in the wake of COVID-19. Along with attracting and onboarding new talent, retention is now at the forefront of nearly every fulfillment company’s labor efforts.

US exporters revolt over cost of changing earliest return dates

Supply Chain and Logistics

This story isn’t pretty. It details how shipping lines are not providing accurate information on earliest return dates, and in fact are often changing them at the last minute. Those changes often result in penalties charged to shippers. It’s another … Continue reading → Advanced Computing Logistics Ports Shipping Supply Chains agriculture containers customer service information systems Ocean ocean shipping

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2020: The Great Inbound Rebound

Talking Logistics

Customer experience once demanded extensive outbound optimization—often leaving inbound as an afterthought. Then COVID-19 happened. Now inbound is becoming stronger than ever, and connectivity is helping.

Truckers applaud Labor Department proposal to clarify role of owner-operators

Logistics Management

There is one labor issue keeping trucking executives awake at night, and it concerns the legality of using owner-operators as independent contractors in California and elsewhere.

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.

Parade interfaces directly with carriers powered by SmartHop


Parade partners with the most innovative leaders reshaping the trucking landscape. Today, we’re excited to announce our partnership with SmartHop. ,, SmartHop is a platform that enables trucking companies to keep drivers loaded through its copilot dispatch and back-office services.

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Transport Management System: Making your Logistics Supply Chain Successful

20Cube Logistics

With the constant technology evolution, the supply chain logistics is being introduced to a new and innovative way of shipping consignments. The future of shipping lies the way the technology is conceived and adopted to automate manual processes.

What Is an Automated Freight Settlement?


More supply chain leaders are learning to leverage technology to improve performance and lower landed costs. Unfortunately, there remain opportunities to recapture freight spend within the freight settlement process that automated freight settlement could solve. Consider this example.

How Can Companies Safely Surf the Pandemic’s Storm Waves?

Logistics Viewpoints

Companies have been whiplashed by the combination of a long running pandemic and the recession it kicked off. Better planning can help companies mitigate the effects of this crisis.

How Panama Canal navigated COVID, drought and trade war

Supply Chain and Logistics

This extremely interesting article details what’s happening at the Panama Canal in terms of ocean shipping trade. I learned a lot from it. For instance, containers are a small part of the trade through the Canals, both the Panamax and … Continue reading → Logistics Shipping Supply Chains bulk container shipping ocean shipping panama canal trade

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.

GM Unveils Factory ZERO All-Electric Assembly Plant

NGT News

General Motors says its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center will be known as Factory ZERO, reconfigured to an all-electric vehicle assembly plant. The name Factory ZERO reflects the significance of this facility in advancing GM’s zero-crashes, zero-emissions and zero-congestion future.

What the Trucking Industry Could Look Like in 2021


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

5 Challenges Retailers Face This Holiday Shopping Season

Logistics Viewpoints

My to-do list has included one incomplete item since mid-September, one glaring blank spot where a big green checkmark belongs. That to-do item is “Start Christmas shopping.”

How to Choose an Automated TMS | 9 Things To Know


Companies must put a lot of thought into transforming their TMS. There are many things to consider when they need to evolve systems of record. Taking the leap of faith and opting to choose an automated TMS can be tricky.

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!

Why Onshoring is Growing in Popularity

Trinity Logistics

Onshoring, nearshoring, reshoring – these are terms that we keep hearing in growing popularity lately. Even before Covid-19, many companies have considered onshoring their operations due to concerns about quality and supply chain disruptions.

Petroleum commentary: Refining industry faces a bleak future

Truck News

“Not interested!” Yes sir, putting my foot down on that call… an actual live robocall asked me if I wanted, (not if I needed) our house air ducts cleaned. After triumphantly slamming the phone down and muttering to myself “mission accomplished!”

Cass Freight Index Report shows positive signs for freight shipments and expenditures

Logistics Management

September shipments—at 1.099—were down 1.8% annually, nearly 6% better than August’s 7.6% annual decrease and were up 7.1% compared to August. And September expenditures, which measures the total amount spent on freight—at 2.888—rose 1.2% annually and were up 7.2% over August

COVID-19 in the Warehouse? Never Fear — the Robots Are Here

Supply Chain Brain

Only a year ago, the mere mention of a “virus” would have evoked in many people’s minds the image of a sick computer


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!

A-Z Bus Sales Delivers Electric Vehicles Through VW Mitigation Trust Program

NGT News

A-Z Bus Sales Inc., a provider of clean transportation solutions, has delivered the first all-electric school buses in California under the VW Mitigation Trust Plan.

The power of commercial location data in the last mile: A competitive advantage for fleets


Faced with increasing complexity and customer expectations, carriers need a competitive edge -- particularly in the last mile which can make up to 28 percent of a shipment’s total cost.

5 Steps to Build a Better Parcel Shipping Plan


Shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs) face massive uncertainty going into the 2020 peak shopping […]. The post 5 Steps to Build a Better Parcel Shipping Plan appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Parcel

Forklift Certification Cards: A Quick Guide [Free Templates]


If you’ve landed on this page, chances are you’re in one of the following situations: You’re new to forklifts and want to know how to get a forklift license. You’re a current forklift operator and you’ve lost your card.

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.

Volvo Trucks Receives Grants to Deploy VNR Electric Trucks in Southern California

NGT News

Volvo Trucks North America was awarded $21.7 million in grants to deploy 70 VNR Electric trucks in Southern California for regional freight distribution and drayage. The U.S.

Artificial Intelligence in Trucking

Freight Center

There’s never any shortage of talk about artificial intelligence revolutionizing industries. The freight trucking business is no different.

Preparing for an Unpredictable Holiday Shopping Season

Supply Chain Brain

Consumers who were compelled to switch to e-commerce shopping during the height of the lockdown will likely be inclined to conduct a majority of their peak holiday shopping online


Freighters will be ‘very near and dear’ for the next three years – Boeing

The LoadStar

All-cargo aircraft must continue to shoulder a higher share of international freight flows, as passenger networks are expected to take years to recover – widebodies plying longhaul sectors being the last to return to normal.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.