Thanks to the Amazon Effect, fast and free delivery is the new normal, forcing other online sellers to keep up.
However, there's one area of e-commerce where online sellers can still compete logistically with Amazon and big box players: delivery of oversized, larger-than-parcel items, such as furniture, sofas, armoires, mattresses, treadmills, and more.
But every opportunity comes with certain hurdles.
U.S. Businesses Fight Tariff Battle
More than half of U.S. businesses are battling the effects of the unfolding trade war with China; the majority are already feeling the squeeze of the tariffs introduced earlier in 2018, according to a new AsiaInspection report.
China's Economy Stays Resilient
China's railway freight volume, an indicator of broad economic activity, expanded at a faster pace in the first seven months of 2018, notes a Xinhua report.
Hub Group Sells its Mode Transportation Subsidiary
As part of a business plan to centralize operations and move away from independent owner-operator networks, Hub Group sold its Mode Transportation subsidiary to an affiliate of York Capital Management, a diversified investment manager, for approximately $238.5 million, with about $20 billion under management.
Reuse Service of Use to Container Shippers
CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd, two of the world's largest liner shipping companies, now offer reUse, a container management service, in Mexico.
Drones: Most Likely to Succeed
A new class of drones can speed inventory counts, administer life-saving medicine, anticipate your caffeine needs, and keep golfers on course.
6 Post-M&A Supply Chain Strategies for Success
An M&A creates an opportunity to derive significant supply chain value. Here are six supply chain optimization strategies for success.
Vertical Focus: High-Tech & Electronics
News and trends impacting the high-tech and consumer electronics supply chain.
6 Ways to Find Hidden Capacity
As shippers puzzle their way through a record truckload capacity shortage, they have to change how they do business to find the right truck at the right time for the right price.
This special trucking edition helps shippers navigate the record truckload capacity shortage with tips for finding the right truck at the right time for the right price. Insights from our exclusive trucking market research survey keep you on top of important trends, and IL’s annual Top 100 Truckers list features the partners who can meet your shipping needs – from first mile to last mile and everything in between. When it comes to in-depth industry news, analysis and trends, cost-cutting and productivity-boosting tips, and decision support, the truck stops here. Also: WMS Buyer’s Guide 2018.
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