75 Green Supply Chain Partners

75 Green Supply Chain Partners

From 3PLs to air cargo carriers, and from ports to truckers, Inbound Logistics recognizes 75 supply chain visionaries who have come full circle by demonstrating their commitment to sustainability every day in every way.

Hurricane Season – 11 Questions to Ask Yourself

Hurricane Season – 11 Questions to Ask Yourself

Hurricane season for 2023 is upon us. And it’s never too late to be properly prepared. It’s always better to be over-prepared and then nothing happens than to be under-prepared and a major storm comes your way. Every business owner, regardless of the type of work they do, should address the following 11 questions in […]

Hawaii Logistics: Moving on Island Time

Hawaii Logistics: Moving on Island Time

As an island state importing most goods it uses and with limited storage, Hawaii challenges companies to keep shipments moving just in time. Here’s how logistics providers shore up supply chains and keep disruptions at bay.

GOOD QUESTION: What one supply chain adjustment would make the biggest impact on ESG?

GOOD QUESTION: What one supply chain adjustment would make the biggest impact on ESG?

Mature your data so you can use it like Google Maps. Sustained ESG marries continuous improvement with reporting and analysis—predicated on trustworthy data. Every company has a different origin, destination, and journey. Equip your organization with dependable navigation skills by building data intelligence and embedding a culture of data-driven action.

–Michael Ochi
Sr. Manager, Sustainability and Digital Manufacturing
QAD

Shippers Gain Confidence

Shippers Gain Confidence

What can shippers expect next quarter? BlueGrace Logistics’ Q3 Logistics Confidence Index finds these key highlights: Anticipated revenue maintained a positive trend, decreasing by only 4% across all shippers surveyed. Inventory levels measured highest at neutral and therefore are not expected to expand or contract for Q3. Order volume (sentiment) increased by 5%. That suggests order volumes […]

State of Digitization in Forwarding

State of Digitization in Forwarding

The pace of digitalization in freight forwarding has accelerated since 2020, as companies increasingly invest in technology solutions to streamline operations, finds a Magaya report. However, the industry still has a long way to go to capitalize on evolving technological advancements. Many organizations still rely heavily on inefficient manual processes. The survey’s key findings include: […]

Industrial Sector Cools, Manufacturing Heats Up

Industrial Sector Cools, Manufacturing Heats Up

Following record high demand and rent prices notched during the pandemic, the industrial sector’s dynamics are shifting and demand is cooling, finds a new U.S. industrial market update from Savills. Some predictions about where things are headed from here: Vacancy rates are on the rise. While the market is still historically tight, vacancy rates are […]

Reshoring Moves Beyond the Drawing Table

Reshoring Moves Beyond the Drawing Table

Reshoring and nearshoring have finally matured into commercial realities, finds Kearney’s 10th annual Reshoring Index Report. Reshoring initiatives have become so successful that companies that took a wait-and-see approach to locating manufacturing operations in the past are now scrambling to find facilities in Mexico and the United States. But the road to reshoring is harder […]

Technology Leads the Pack

Technology Leads the Pack

Packaging used to be simply for protecting and identifying a product; now it helps drive sales. Smart packaging—which uses technology to enhance user engagement, product quality, and supply chain efficiency—is the latest iteration, according to Smart Packaging 2023-2033, a new report from IDTechEx. Establishing business models that utilize these technologies to unlock value for brands […]

Air Cargo Grounded

Air Cargo Grounded

The global air cargo market may have to hang on until October for signs of a recovery. A flood of summer bellyhold capacity on major lanes and a 4% drop in demand in April 2023 indicates challenging months ahead, according to new analysis from CLIVE Data Services, part of Xeneta. Air freight spot rates dropped […]

Chemical Logistics: Formulating Solutions

Chemical Logistics: Formulating Solutions

As chemical production increases in the United States, logistics providers drum up solutions to transport these critical shipments safely, efficiently, and accurately—leveraging specialized expertise and experience.

Warehouse Location Automation

Warehouse Location Automation

If a robot told you where to go, would you listen? Choosing a domestic distribution site is a well-honed science with several schools of thought. Some supply chain practitioners favor the mega-DC approach, while others use retail locations to do double-duty as efulfillment centers. Other practices include a blended approach to match evolving customer demand.

Optimize Your Supply Chain Balance Sheet

Optimize Your Supply Chain Balance Sheet

Every supply chain contains both hidden costs and potential savings. Smart shippers and their logistics partners utilize their data to discover cost-saving opportunities that improve profitability.

Supply Chain Control Tower: Definition, Types, and Implementation

Supply Chain Control Tower: Definition, Types, and Implementation

In today’s global economy, supply chain management has become increasingly complex. The challenge for businesses is to effectively manage these complex supply chains while ensuring the timely delivery of products, minimizing costs, and maintaining quality.  One solution to this challenge is the implementation of supply chain control towers (SCCT) that act as a centralized hub […]

IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

On behalf of Stena Line, Stena RoRo designed and ordered two hybrid cargo ships from shipyard CMI Jinling in Weihai, China; delivery is scheduled for 2025. The NewMax ships can be powered by methanol or conventional fuel and increase cargo capacity by 80%. The vessels have been designed for Stena Line’s route between Belfast and Heysham on the Irish Sea.

VERTICAL FOCUS: Alcoholic Beverages

VERTICAL FOCUS: Alcoholic Beverages

3 Tiers of the Wine Supply Chain We can’t talk about wine without mentioning the Volstead Act, which made it illegal to “manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, furnish, or possess” such beverages. Prohibition wasn’t just a temporary blip in alcohol manufacturing; it changed the way the supply chain functions. Prior to Prohibition, the […]

A Bolt From the Blue

A Bolt From the Blue

An admitted workaholic, Mark Ang does a day’s worth of work before 8 a.m. While he is there for his team any time of day or night, he is a shockingly hands-off leader who encourages autonomy and gives his team space to spread their wings.

NOTED: Supply Chain Highlights

NOTED: Supply Chain Highlights

Good Works •  Trailer Bridge and ATS International held a charity golf tournament that raised more than $104,500 for Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico, supporting the organization’s efforts to create and preserve home ownership opportunities for low-income individuals and families on the island. •  Technology-driven logistics company TransLoop partnered with Luke Grimes of Yellowstone, Hydroviv, and […]

Filling the Supply Chain Talent Pipeline

Filling the Supply Chain Talent Pipeline

Private sector companies and organizations turn on the spout and team up with colleges and other educational institutions to raise the profile of a career in supply chain, bolster curricula, and help build tomorrow’s supply chain workforce.

Managing Your  Ocean Freight

Managing Your Ocean Freight

In today’s post-pandemic new normal, beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) can successfully manage their ocean freight transportation by adhering to some sound rules of thumb, while embracing new best practices for the current market dynamic. 

3 Strategies for Supply Chain Resilience

3 Strategies for Supply Chain Resilience

Supply chain disruptions can cost an organization 45% of its annual profits over the course of a decade, which makes figuring out how to live with disruption critical, as a global economy built on clear predictability is not viable.

How to Combat Fraudulent Losses

How to Combat Fraudulent Losses

Retail and ecommerce is experiencing a massive digital transformation, and with this comes an increase in bad actors who embrace innovation and take advantage of the latest digital fraud practices as well.

Steps to AI Success in Your Warehouse

Steps to AI Success in Your Warehouse

As global ecommerce expands, fulfillment operations need to look to artificial intelligence (AI) to keep pace with the demands of today’s digital supply chain. More and more organizations are considering digital technologies such as AI to improve supply chain performance.

If You Don’t Quantify Risk, COVID Didn’t Teach You Anything

If You Don’t Quantify Risk, COVID Didn’t Teach You Anything

No one would argue after the events of the past three years that supply chains aren’t broken. Wild discrepancies between supply and demand resulted in a crazy roller coaster effect that vacillated between too much inventory and empty shelves. Billions of dollars of goods sat for weeks or more on transatlantic barges while consumers cashed their stimulus checks, ready to spend. 

All About Flatbed Trucks: Definition, Types, and Uses

All About Flatbed Trucks: Definition, Types, and Uses

Flatbed trucks are most often encountered when there is a need to transport oversized items that would be difficult or impossible to place in a conventional cargo vehicle. While these rigs may seem simple, they are essential in transportation. In this article, we’ll discuss the different types of flatbed trucks, their uses, and safety considerations […]

Cosmetics Warehousing: What It Is, Importance, and Challenges

Cosmetics Warehousing: What It Is, Importance, and Challenges

Cosmetics must be stored carefully and efficiently to keep them safe and cost-effective. But why is this important? And what challenges do cosmetic warehouses face? We’ll answer these questions in this blog post.  So if you want to know why cosmetics warehousing is important and what problems it faces, keep reading. What is Cosmetics Warehousing? […]

Repetitive Manufacturing: Definition, Types, and Benefits

Repetitive Manufacturing: Definition, Types, and Benefits

Technological advances have led to a higher quality of life for many individuals and efficiency gains for most businesses. However, there have been new challenges posed by technological advances, including pollution and waste. In response, some companies are adopting a new technique called repetitive manufacturing. This manufacturing process is designed to help minimize waste while […]

GOOD QUESTION: How would you describe your job in five words or less?

GOOD QUESTION: How would you describe your job in five words or less?

Keeping it cold, when hot. –Jake McPaul Head of Refrigerated Operations and Product WARP Supply chain innovation evangelist. –Chris Jones EVP Industry Descartes Bringing transparency to carrier negotiations. –Josh Dunham CEO and Co-founder Reveel Fresh challenges around every corner. –Crissy Hatfield Dispatcher Xcel Delivery Services Expanding the potential of automation. –Matt Somerville Director of Sales […]

NOTED: Supply Chain Highlights

NOTED: Supply Chain Highlights

Good Works •  As part of Combilift’s celebrations for its 25th anniversary, the Irish materials handling specialist donated its 75,000th truck—an Aisle Master articulated forklift—to Convoy of Hope, a non-profit humanitarian and disaster relief organization. •  Maersk Air Cargo donated the airfreight capacity to send 440 pallets of U.S.-donated relief goods to Türkiye in response to two […]

IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

Products •  Peli BioThermal expanded its reusable Crēdo product line to meet deep frozen requirements for transporting pharmaceutical products. Able to transport temperature-sensitive biologics and time-sensitive cell and gene therapies, the five new Crēdo Cube Dry Ice shippers deliver deep frozen payload protection for up to 144 hours. •  The newest tire from Trelleborg, the XP900, is […]

4 Reasons for the Warehouse Investment Boom

4 Reasons for the Warehouse Investment Boom

Right behind the frenzied investment in ChatGPT and related AI is an investment boomlet in distribution center and warehouse automation and robotics. Four convergent trends are at work here. 1. Driven by current economic challenges is the necessity to extract every ounce of ROI from each sale’s dependency on inventory and the infrastructure that supports […]

Start Me Up

Start Me Up

Kristin Toth is president and chief operating officer with Fernish, which offers furniture and home décor through rent, rent-to-own, and buy options.

Winning the  Data Game

Winning the Data Game

Rates shift as dynamically as the market does so it’s important for shippers to have some benchmarks in place to navigate it as cleanly—and cheaply—as possible. However, that requires investing a lot of time and focus on top of simply getting the job done right. So where can shippers go to manage all the information […]

Trucking Gets a Tune Up

Trucking Gets a Tune Up

The labor shortages, supply chain disruptions, and high fuel prices brought on by the pandemic continue to reverberate in the trucking industry. To identify challenges and potential solutions, Rose Rocket surveyed trucking executives, carriers, and brokers and aggregated usage data from its transportation management system. More than half (53.5%) of those surveyed cite hiring and […]

A Direct Hit

A Direct Hit

As retail businesses explore all their supply chain options, many find that direct-to-consumer (DTC) models may be the right approach. In fact, two-thirds of North American organizations say their investment in the DTC delivery model has increased since early 2020, according to a new Deposco report, The Rise of Direct-to-Consumer in North America. Respondents from […]

A Healthier Pharma Supply Chain

A Healthier Pharma Supply Chain

To improve their bottom line, many healthcare providers are applying supply chain know-how to healthcare decisions. One example: Cardinal Health collaborated with Palantir Technologies to design a solution that provides health systems and hospitals with dynamic purchase decision insights. The solution uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyze real-time clinical and purchasing data, then […]

Tear It Down Then Build It Up

Tear It Down Then Build It Up

Recent systemic supply chain challenges have forced some companies to scrap contingency plans and rebuild their supply chains from the ground up. This has created demand for relevant business interruption coverage, according to a new WTW study. The survey polled supply chain risk decision makers in industries including life sciences, semiconductors, food and beverage, agriculture, […]

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Safety and Ergonomics

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Safety and Ergonomics

 •  HeroWear Apex 2: The latest version of HeroWear’s back-assist exosuit helps warehouse workers perform movements such as lifting and sustained or repeated bending. The Apex 2 weighs less than 3 pounds and can take 75 pounds of strain off a typical worker’s back with every lift. It reduces muscle strain and fatigue by up to […]

The Route to the Right TMS

The Route to the Right TMS

Transportation management systems (TMS) have evolved from an expense to an investment. But how do you choose the right one? What functionalities do you need? Follow this roadmap.

Ins and Outs of  DC Efficiency

Ins and Outs of DC Efficiency

Growing SKUs, a labor shortage, and demanding customer expectations are driving many companies to enhance and automate their distribution center operations. Take a look at what they are doing.

VERTICAL FOCUS: Automotive

VERTICAL FOCUS: Automotive

Automotive Industry Steers Toward the Future As the freight forwarding market grows, here’s how the automotive sector is evolving, according to Thomasnet. 1. More reshoring and nearshoring. To mitigate supply chain disruptions and the inflationary impact on the cost of goods, many automotive manufacturers are looking to bring production operations back to the United States […]

Future-Proof Your Supply Chain

Future-Proof Your Supply Chain

Unpredictable demand has become standard, but there is no reason why it should cause your business to be unaware, unfocused, and unready. Consider these action items to overcome challenges and future-ready your operations during peak seasons.

Rail Must Prioritize Safety Over Profits

Rail Must Prioritize Safety Over Profits

Since the derailment of a Norfolk Southern train in East Palestine, Ohio, the full impact of the devastation to that community is yet to be seen. Although more than 1,000 derailments happen each year, it’s unacceptable that they are considered a simple cost of doing business. Our communities and the industries that rely on railroads to carry their products need and expect the rail industry to do better.

Don’t Blame Lean Manufacturing

Don’t Blame Lean Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing has been blamed for the recent supply chain crisis, with critics claiming lean and just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing encouraged extremely low inventories of raw materials and components. When the pandemic arrived, and supplies were disrupted, manufacturers had to stop production due to material shortages. This had cascading effects all the way down the supply […]

4 Tips for Procurement Logistics Pros to Weather Economic Storms

4 Tips for Procurement Logistics Pros to Weather Economic Storms

For logistics procurement, the past 12 months have been a continual, yet perfect storm. First, the pandemic exposed a decades-old model based on low transportation costs. Then the conflict in Ukraine created a fresh set of problems, including a huge spike in energy prices.   The relative certainty that procurement and supply chain organizations enjoyed at […]

TMS Guide 2023

TMS Guide 2023

Recent supply chain disruptions have raised interest in transportation management systems (TMS). A variety of solutions—from cloud-based, on-demand, web-hosted applications to traditional licensing installations, over the road, on the rail, containerized, or parcel—are available from TMS vendors and service providers who are expanding their offerings to meet your unique business logistics requirements.

The choices can be overwhelming, so Inbound Logistics offers this annual guide of top TMS providers and solutions that can put you on the right path toward improved transportation management and performance.

Intermodal Adds Value

Intermodal Adds Value

Intermodal solutions boost shippers’ options and offer key advantages. Here’s why intermodal transport remains key to efficiency and how one port stacks up advantages.

Pallets Stack Supply Chain Advantages

Pallets Stack Supply Chain Advantages

From integrating with automated equipment to providing sustainability benefits, pallets provide steadfast support to supply chains while making gains in technology and versatility.

FMCSA – Safety Is in Your Name. Stay in Your Lane.

FMCSA – Safety Is in Your Name. Stay in Your Lane.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s decision to further regulate freight rates, building upon a piece of 1980s regulation that requires brokers to share a copy of the pricing for each transaction with their carriers, is anti-free market and anti-business—and does nothing to solve real problems that impact everyone from carriers to consumers. 

How Flexible Parcel Handling Automation Can Help Overcome Labor Challenges

How Flexible Parcel Handling Automation Can Help Overcome Labor Challenges

Warehouse and distribution center operators are investing in parcel handling automation to help them succeed as DCs must adapt to handling thousands of parcels each day. According to BCG, consumer companies that have invested in warehouse and fulfillment automation have experienced 20% to 50% improvement in service levels while reducing costs to a similar extent. […]

Panama Canal: Drought, Shipping, and the Supply Chain

Panama Canal: Drought, Shipping, and the Supply Chain

The past few months have been unusually dry across Panama and there is no sign of improvement over the next few weeks, let alone the rest of the spring season. In 2022, nearly 15,000 vessels with 520 million tons of cargo passed through the channel.

This year, there’s simply not enough water – leading to vessel restrictions and ultimately fewer goods able to travel through this area that normally moves about 6% of global maritime trade. Everstream Analytics’ Chief Meteorologist Jon Davis reveals how low rain levels at the Panama Canal are set to impact supply chains.

Drop Ship Guide: Meaning, Benefits, and Tips

Drop Ship Guide: Meaning, Benefits, and Tips

In 2023, analysts predict 265 million digital shoppers will buy products across the globe. With such a massive transition into the age of e-commerce, there are opportunities to make the most of this market dynamic. Enter drop shipping.  Whether you consider it a get-rich-quick scheme or not, it has tons of profit potential, but it’s […]

Container Ship: Definition, Types, and Design

Container Ship: Definition, Types, and Design

Container shipping allows even small manufacturers and business owners to take advantage of economies of scale and transport their products to consumers around the world. Though many people have some understanding of what a container ship is and how they work, few understand the process on a detailed level, including operating costs, supply chain, port […]

Net Weight vs Gross Weight: Differences and Calculations

Net Weight vs Gross Weight: Differences and Calculations

International shipments need the net, gross, and tare weights to ensure vessels are not overloaded. In addition, the quotes, paperwork, and bill of lading indicate which weights determine the shipment costs for the given freight company. Understanding the differences between the types of weights is critical to interpreting the paperwork. Container weight is one of […]

How Manufacturers Can Optimize their Supply Chain Workforce

How Manufacturers Can Optimize their Supply Chain Workforce

Adopting a 5S workplace organization strategy can be the key to a successful post-COVID workforce. By implementing these policies, manufacturers will be able to optimize their supply chains and workforces in a way that will allow them to overcome the challenges they have faced since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bourbon Boom

Bourbon Boom

Demand for this whiskey is not staying bottled up. Here’s how bourbon makers stir up production.

Balancing Shipping Costs with Inventory Carrying Costs

Balancing Shipping Costs with Inventory Carrying Costs

Shippers must learn how to navigate the new balancing act between just-in-time and just-in-case demands, especially as the shipping market increases in complexity. Just-in-time logistics will stay with us in the coming years, but it will be augmented by a slight increase in just-in-case inventory, depending on the industry. However, creating better resilience is far […]

Remaining Vigilant, Post Pandemic

Remaining Vigilant, Post Pandemic

The supply and demand imbalances wrought during the pandemic magnified deficiencies in public and private infrastructure and investment. And although the pandemic may no longer be throwing logistics operations into upheaval, shippers should remain vigilant. With these challenges in mind, where should shippers focus their attention and what can they do to mitigate these threats? […]

Playing Nice

Playing Nice

Distributors and manufacturers can find themselves at odds when it comes to supply chain management. Overcoming siloed data streams, friction in workflows, and misalignment on goals can cause tension in partnerships. In worst case scenarios, these disconnects can lead to arguments, disputes, and a lack of customer focus. It pays to focus on a solution. […]

Are Things Looking Up?

Are Things Looking Up?

As 2023 began, the global economy focused on inflation and recession fears. Now add geopolitical tensions and domestic challenges in key markets that are slowing return to sustained growth, according to KPMG’s latest Global Economic Outlook report. Pressure on global supply chains has eased in 2023 and shipping costs have dropped, which should alleviate some […]

Turn Up the Tech

Turn Up the Tech

Driven by the need to improve visibility and better manage the workforce, nearly three-quarters of supply chain leaders are increasing technology and innovation investments, finds the 2023 MHI Annual Industry Report, The Responsible Supply Chain: Transparency, Sustainability, and the Case for Business, conducted with Deloitte. Sustainability is also top of mind, as nearly half of […]

Specialty Retail Hits the Mark

Specialty Retail Hits the Mark

What makes a successful retailer? To answer that question, Manhattan Associates, in partnership with Google Cloud and Zebra Technologies, examined data insight from real purchases, returns, and customer journeys across digital and physical channels to create The Unified Commerce Benchmark for Specialty Retail, a report conducted by Incisiv. The benchmark assesses retailers across 11 specialty […]

WMS Grows Up

WMS Grows Up

As technology adoption increases and ecommerce continues to grow, companies are looking to smart warehouses to meet customer demands. As a result, warehouse management systems (WMS) are poised to take off. The WMS market will see a 17.3% compounded annual growth rate—culminating in a market worth more than $51 billion by 2030—predicts an Insight Partners […]

A Closed-Loop Solution Provides Savings and Streamlines Supply Chains

A Closed-Loop Solution Provides Savings and Streamlines Supply Chains

Q. Why should a company consider a closed-loop supply chain solution? A. Supply chain disruptions have affected multiple industries this year. A closed-loop approach to your company’s logistics needs allows you to access thousands of additional carriers, enforce business rules throughout the shipment process, identify incorrect charge codes, and easily recoup hard-dollar savings. The cloud-based […]

Shippers, It’s Time to Seize the Moment and Take Control of  Your Rates

Shippers, It’s Time to Seize the Moment and Take Control of  Your Rates

The transportation and logistics industry ecosystem continues to adapt and innovate as conditions shift. In the past couple years, shippers have had to contend with increased direct rates and exposure to the spot market, as well as supply chain disruption caused by macroeconomic conditions such as the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, there’s finally a window of […]

2023 3PL Technology Companies

2023 3PL Technology Companies

Best-in-class technology solutions play leading roles at many third-party providers. Here are just a few of the many 3PLs offering technology with star power.

3PLs  Spotlight Technology

3PLs Spotlight Technology

Third-party logistics providers are rolling out increasingly sophisticated technology solutions to set the stage for supply chain efficiency.

GOOD QUESTION: How has logistics technology impacted your job?

GOOD QUESTION: How has logistics technology impacted your job?

We’re going through an enterprise resource planning (ERP) switchover that requires a great deal of patience, change management, and transactional discipline. The change is definitely tough and requires a steep learning curve to keep up. The new technology allows for greater control and visibility of product locations as they move from the production team through […]

Digitalization Unlocks Resiliency

Digitalization Unlocks Resiliency

Brands and retailers are navigating a seemingly endless cavalcade of new supply chain threats ranging from inflationary pressures to trade wars. Conditions seem unlikely to improve soon. As businesses work to build more resilient supplier networks, they must start by investing in a comprehensive digital transformation.

VERTICAL FOCUS: Project Logistics

VERTICAL FOCUS: Project Logistics

Tracking 60 Tons Across Two Continents Shipping large, heavy, and irregular sized cargo isn’t simply a matter of getting it from point A to point B. It also requires flexibility to tackle unique challenges. Take the case of a 60-ton autoclave moving from Germany to India. A German machinery and plant manufacturer commissioned DACHSER to […]

IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

Services cargo-partner launched less-than-container-load services from Asia to Western Europe via the port of Rotterdam. Its new weekly sea freight consolidation services from China and India to Rotterdam call on various destinations in Western Europe. TLI, a provider of transportation and logistics services, expanded into Houston, Texas, bringing managed LTL solutions to shippers in the […]

Get the Load on the Road: Addressing Drayage Challenges

Get the Load on the Road: Addressing Drayage Challenges

Drayage was an often overlooked part of the supply chain until early pandemic port congestion thrust it into the spotlight. Today, drayage providers are focused on accelerating a technology-based approach to meet communication and visibility challenges.

NOTED: Supply Chain Highlights

NOTED: Supply Chain Highlights

Good Works For the fourth consecutive year, Averitt Express donated more than $1 million to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This year’s $1.2 million represents the company’s largest ever donation to the hospital. Redwood Logistics contributed $209,125 to the Danny Did Foundation—a nonprofit organization that advances public awareness of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy and […]

Embracing the Opportunity in Returns

Embracing the Opportunity in Returns

With the explosive growth of online shopping in recent years, largely fueled by the pandemic, returns are on the rise and have become a logistics headache for retailers, carriers, and consumers. The long-term impacts of this increased demand, and the resulting strain on retailers and supply chains, will largely depend on how retailers respond.

Robots, Robots, Robots

Robots, Robots, Robots

Robots generated much of the excitement and glory at MHI’s recent ProMat exhibition in Chicago, especially the ones that walked on two feet. Bipedal humanoid robots are sexy and you can’t blame logistics pros for being intrigued by the possibilities. But robots with no legs are still doing most, if not all, of the real […]

Making the Most of Your Logistics Data: How to Prioritize and Contextualize It

Making the Most of Your Logistics Data: How to Prioritize and Contextualize It

Q. How can logistics technologies be utilized as a competitive differentiator? A. Today everyone has access to the same vast offerings in the logistics technology arena. Typically, one solution won’t solve your problem, but it will offer data that enhances your staff to make better and faster decisions. Differentiate from others by putting your own […]