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Selecting a Consolidation and Fulfillment Partner to Navigate a Tough Landscape

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With the many moving parts of the supply chain, it is crucial to form a partnership with the right consolidation and fulfillment partner—especially during times of challenge in the marketplace.

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Visibility and Tracking Solutions

Check out some of the latest and greatest visibility and tracking solutions.

3 Ways to Update Your Hiring Strategy

Lingering and new disruptions to the supply chain make it difficult for employers to determine their staffing needs at any given time. Despite these headwinds, employers can use staffing strategies to better prepare for and respond to supply chain disruptions.

Total Cost of Ownership: Definition, How to Calculate, and Benefits

Understanding the total cost of ownership (TCO) is crucial for businesses in commercial shipping and logistics. It’s more than just the initial purchase price; TCO encompasses all costs incurred over a product’s lifecycle, including direct and indirect costs, operating costs, and maintenance expenses. In the logistics sector, accurately calculating TCO helps businesses assess the full […]

What is Urban Logistics? Definition, Challenges, and Strategies

Did you ever wonder how your online order reaches your doorstep so quickly in a bustling city? Urban logistics, the backbone of city logistics and supply chain management, holds the answer. It’s a critical component in modern urban planning, ensuring smooth delivery operations in densely populated city centers. In urban areas, optimizing logistics operations is […]

LTL Shipping: What It Is, Key Features, and Advantages

By leveraging LTL shipping and staying abreast of industry innovations, businesses can maintain a competitive edge in the global logistics market.

Bill of Lading vs. Packing Slip: Their Key Differences

In shipping and logistics, it’s crucial to distinguish between a bill of lading and a packing slip. This article examines the differences.

Paris 2024 Olympics: Ready, Set Up, Go for Logistics Gold

How do you tackle logistics of Olympic proportions? Official logistics partner CMA CGM Group is preparing to go the distance.

The Indispensable Edge: TMS Empowers Shippers in a Competitive Landscape

Stop pushing boxes. For companies looking to get ahead, a Transportation Management System (TMS) is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity. Leading TMS providers offer solutions and innovations to propel shippers toward efficiency, cost reduction, and superior service delivery.

Solving Problems, Improving Processes

Amy Augustine is senior director of network supply chain with UScellular, the fourth-largest U.S. full-service wireless carrier.

4 Types of Material Handling Equipment

Storage and handling equipment plays a crucial role in warehousing for categorizing and storing products, which supports efficient operations. Read on to understand the four major types of storage and handling equipment.

Today’s Pallets: Leaders of the Stack

Market changes highlight the need for a strategic approach to pallet management. With innovative product and service option developments, pallet providers deliver on a wide range of customer demands.

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Consumers Want More Action on Sustainability

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The 2022 Retail and Sustainability Survey from global business applications firm CGS illustrates the demand for sustainability, even at the cost of losing expedited shipping times.

What’s the biggest supply chain silo?

Readers shine a light on the most significant information lapses and data gaps in the supply chain, from transportation siloes to the lack of visibility into suppliers.

Higher Transport Rates on the Horizon

Fuel surcharges, market forces, and easing truckload growth rates are driving up parcel and LTL rates, says Cowen/AFS’s 2022 Freight Index.

What pandemic-era adjustment will have the greatest supply chain impact?

The acceleration of digital twins. The ability to digitally model a company’s manufacturing and distribution network will allow it to quickly assess the impact of large and small disruptions and take appropriate actions. —Allen Jacques Industry Thought Leader Kinaxis The use of data analytics to help suppliers really understand consumer behavior. Suppliers decided to eliminate […]

NOTED: The Supply Chain In Brief

The latest mergers & acquisitions, logistics contracts, sustainability initiatives, humanitarian logistics efforts and more. Good Works The Coca-Cola Company, based in Atlanta, donated $1 million to the Technical College System of Georgia Foundation’s Commercial Truck Driving Program. The donation funds driver training programs and helps ensure more drivers are in the pipeline to fill trucking […]

Supply Chain Helps Meet ESG Goals

As corporations become increasingly focused on ESG initiatives, their supply chain and logistics partners respond with tools and services designed to help them grow sustainability and other goals.

2022 75 Green Supply Chain Partners

Inbound Logistics editors select 75 companies going above and beyond to prioritize green initiatives and help global supply chains become more sustainable. These companies are dedicated to developing and implementing best practices that leave a positive footprint on the world.

Chemical Logistics: Critical Challenges Drive Creativity

Chemical shippers and their partners keep critical shipments moving safely and efficiently—refining their strategies and getting creative despite considerable challenges. Here’s how leading providers formulate solutions for the chemical industry.

Vertical Focus: Footwear

China SC Woes Have Footwear Industry Tied In Knots The impact on the supply chain from lockdowns in China was a major themefor footwear retailers in the first half of 2022. Largely reporting lower-than-expected earnings, many major footwear brands pointed a finger at the lockdowns to explain their disappointing performance levels. Strict and extended COVID-19 […]

To Efficiently Unload Trucks, You First Need to Dance: A Winning Collaboration Between DHL Supply Chain and Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics has established a reputation as one of the most innovative and advanced robotics companies in the world. Much of this reputation has grown through the many videos of its dancing robots. And, while the videos are fun, they also serve a very real purpose in spurring innovation and advancing robotic technology. The videos, […]

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Total Cost of Ownership: Definition, How to Calculate, and Benefits

Learn More

Understanding the total cost of ownership (TCO) is crucial for businesses in commercial shipping and logistics. It’s more than just the initial purchase price; TCO encompasses all costs incurred over a product’s lifecycle, including direct and indirect costs, operating costs, and maintenance expenses. In the logistics sector, accurately calculating TCO helps businesses assess the full […]

What is Urban Logistics? Definition, Challenges, and Strategies

Did you ever wonder how your online order reaches your doorstep so quickly in a bustling city? Urban logistics, the backbone of city logistics and supply chain management, holds the answer. It’s a critical component in modern urban planning, ensuring smooth delivery operations in densely populated city centers. In urban areas, optimizing logistics operations is […]

LTL Shipping: What It Is, Key Features, and Advantages

By leveraging LTL shipping and staying abreast of industry innovations, businesses can maintain a competitive edge in the global logistics market.

Bill of Lading vs. Packing Slip: Their Key Differences

In shipping and logistics, it’s crucial to distinguish between a bill of lading and a packing slip. This article examines the differences.

4 Types of Material Handling Equipment

Storage and handling equipment plays a crucial role in warehousing for categorizing and storing products, which supports efficient operations. Read on to understand the four major types of storage and handling equipment.

Blockchain in Logistics: Definition, Role in Logistics, and Benefits

Blockchain technology is revolutionizing the logistics industry, promising enhanced transparency, efficiency, and security in supply chain operations. Blockchain in logistics ensures that all parties involved have access to validated, immutable records, thus reducing errors and increasing transparency. The blockchain technology market in the transportation and logistics industry is estimated to increase by USD 2.23 billion, […]

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