Tue.Jul 27, 2021

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.

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.


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Scorching heat wave returning to Plains, South

The Supply Chain Journal

Oppressive heat and humidity will spread across parts of the Plains and the South over the next two days. For some areas it will be around Tuesday or Wednesday, but in some places it will last both days. The National Weather Service has issued various heat alerts across these regions. Plains.

A Hero on the Road, Darin Pope’s Unexpected Stop

Carter Logistics

Wilkinson, IN – Darin Pope, a professional driver with Carter Express, made an unexpected stop that potentially saved a life. Just as the sun was setting in Wilkinson, Darin, was on the last leg of his route when he noticed something white and puffy laying on the side of State Road 109.

Just in Time vs. Just in Case: What’s the Way Forward for Supply Chains?

Just-in-time supply chains worked just fine — until they didn’t. Is more inventory the answer? It’s not a binary solution. Read this latest GEP paper to learn how enterprises can ensure adequate supplies without running excess inventory.

5 Tips for Navigating Global Port Congestion and the Ocean Container Shortage

Now, That's Logistics

If 2020 was the year for pandemic-driven disruption for organizations around the globe, then 2021 is the year when those interruptions trickled down into the world’s supply chains.

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What Is Supply Chain Network Design And How Can It Improve Your Business?


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BlueGrace Logistics Expands Integration with Trucker Tools, Adds Time-Saving Book-It-Now® App

Blue Grace Logistics

Leading 3PL builds on previous integration of Trucker Tools’ real-time visibility and predictive freight matching, launches automated one-click booking to further streamline transactions for owner-operators, small-fleet truckload community.

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2021 Shipper of Choice profile: The Coca-Cola Co.

The Supply Chain Journal

The FreightWaves Shipper of Choice award is presented in partnership with ArcBest and recognizes retailers, distributors and manufacturers that are keeping the U.S. economy moving by improving efficiency along the supply chain, providing accessible facilities and fighting driver detention.

Using Predictive Analytics For Better Supply Chain Resilience

Blue Grace Logistics

Improving predictability in outcomes is valuable, but ensuring your supply chain is nimble enough to act on the data is even more so. With demand forecasting being complex, it is easy to lose supply chain visibility.

Leverage SAP IBP to Drive Planning Transformation

Today, traditional SAP IBP deployments are not enough. You need to assure you are leveraging its maximum potential to truly transform planning. And to reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and advance digitalization to gain competitive advantage.

Delayed again: Tesla puts off electric Class 8 Semi production until 2022

The Supply Chain Journal

Tesla Inc. has again delayed production of the battery electric-powered Semi, endangering its first-mover advantage as established truck makers begin delivering zero-emission Class 8 models that Tesla’s 2017 announcement prompted them to make. “I

Surprise….infrastructure talks hit a snag

Logistics Management

It is somewhat hard to believe, at least sometimes, that good ideas and plans end up in the trash can. In this case, the good ideas and plans are the momentum we have, or had, in recent weeks, was the momentum building up for a new national infrastructure plan. Well, fast forwarding a few weeks later, it now looks more and more like we may once again be witnessing the interminable game of political football, or simply just kicking the can down thew road…again


Cart.com acquisition of Sauceda puts e-commerce operations under 1 umbrella

The Supply Chain Journal

Internet security experts will tell you that it’s savvy to have a different password for everything, but the reality is that most of us stick to one or two. It’s not because we’re inviting a security breach — it’s just easier. End-to-end e-commerce-as-a-service provider Cart.com would probably agree.

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.

Rethinking Supply Chain Risk: New Threats Demand New Tools and Strategies

Companies like Bayer AG and Akamai coped with recent supply chain disruptions much better than their peers. What did they do differently? Read this new HBR – GEP report on new tools and strategies to mitigate supply chain risk.

Will ‘connecting neighborhoods’ disconnect trucking?

The Supply Chain Journal

Buried in the U.S. House and Senate versions of highway reauthorization legislation currently being negotiated are provisions that would allow billions of dollars to be spent dismantling portions of the interstate highway system without replacing the lost transportation capacity.

Recollections of a century's worth of history in one family with truck driving roots and branches

Overdrive Online

This special edition of Overdrive Radio re-airs a talk with Jay Thompson, looking back on his family's history in trucking, all the way back to his grandfather Walter, 18 years old and trucking with a chauffer's license in 1917. Overdrive Radio

Amid freight congestion, Matson launches fast-boat service to Oakland

The Supply Chain Journal

Matson Inc. is launching a new express vessel service into northern California Tuesday designed to help U.S. importers move stranded shipments from China as the ocean container market experiences ongoing bottlenecks that are doubling normal delivery times and leading to stockouts for retailers.

Defining the Full Scope of Visibility in the Supply Chain


Of all the components that make up the modern supply logistics and shipping network, the one that can significantly impact operational efficiency is visibility into the supply chain.

A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

Strong comps help send UPS results sharply higher

The Supply Chain Journal

UPS Inc. NYSE:UPS) reported a 14% increase in second-quarter revenue to $23.4 billion, with adjusted operating income up 40.8% and diluted earnings per share up 43.7% to $3.05, 34 cents higher than the median estimates of analysts polled on Barchart.

The Logisticians’ Freight News Market Updates for July 2021


The freight and logistics market continues to undergo massive changes in response to ongoing demands. Among top freight news, inventory levels are rising slowly as inbound ocean volumes continue to suffer setbacks due to global COVID-19 prevention measures.

With $2.5M funding, Freightify eyes expansion into US, Europe

The Supply Chain Journal

In 2020, the FreightTech startup FreightBro became the first platform to integrate into Maersk Spot, an online product for the global shipper that simplified the booking process for freight forwarders.

National diesel average dips after 12 weeks of gains

Logistics Management

The national average—at $3.342 per gallon—dipped $0.002 cents, following the week ending July 19, at $3.344, the week ending July 12, at $3.388, and the week ending July 5, at $3.331.


Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

Interest in parcel lockers grows for online shopping-addicted Americans

The Supply Chain Journal

Nearly 14% of Americans reported being victims of a package theft in the past 12 months, according to a December survey from Finder. That equals 35.5 million Americans and an average package theft value of $156.82.

June intermodal volumes see solid gains, reports IANA

Logistics Management

Total June shipments—at 1,585,111—rose 12.0% annually, below May’s 22.4% annual gain, to 1,616,620 units


FreightWaves Classics: I-17 serves Arizona’s ever-growing population

The Supply Chain Journal

Interstate 17 (I-17) is another intrastate interstate (as are I-2 , I-4 , I-12 , I-14 and I-16 ). It is 147 miles long and connects two of Arizona’s major cities – Phoenix and Flagstaff.

Robotics Fleet Management: buy or build?

Logistics Business Magazine

As the robotics market continues to accelerate — with many robotics enthusiasts diving into the development of robots and their accompanying systems — you might be wondering what would be best for your business: to buy or to build?

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.