With capacity tight and trucker employment stretched thin, carriers can be selective about who they work with, so it’s important for shippers to have a game plan. Here’s how you can stay in the driver's seat.
Inbound Logistics' annual report on the state of the trucking market, based on surveys of motor carriers and shippers.
Selected by Inbound Logistics’ editors, the 2021 Top 100 Truckers list honors reliable carriers that steer shippers in the right direction. The list serves as a comprehensive guide for shippers seeking reliable and cost-effective solutions.
Warehouse management systems are coveted now more than ever as consumer behaviors continue to shift. This short list of leading solutions can help your business stay agile to meet surging fulfillment demands.
When shopping for a warehouse management system (WMS), one size doesn't fit all. To narrow your search, look for solutions with these must-have features to meet your current and future business demands.
Workplace re-openings bring a host of new challenges to e-commerce retailers, including shifting from home to office delivery, predicting product mixes, and dealing with warehouse issues.
Kevin Williamson has led RJW Logistics Group through the pandemic by recruiting and cultivating top talent, aligning everyone on the same vision, and constantly thinking up innovations.
The continued proliferation of third-party fulfillment options means Amazon and its shipping partners—FedEx, UPS, USPS, DHL, and regional couriers—will have a hard time keeping up with the volume. Will the trend continue? Here are some predictions for 2021.
With the pandemic still taking hold, it’s more important than ever that businesses maintain a consistent flow of goods. To ensure supply chain agility and avoid further disruption, many companies are adopting processes to help manage new labeling and supply chain complexities.
The logistics and supply chain industry still is severely affected by the pandemic, from canceled sailings to a shortage of truck drivers. Frustration and anxieties are higher than ever. It’s time to be selective about what software you introduce and implement. How do you choose the right tech? It starts with empathy.
Supply chains breakdown in different ways, and each type of risk needs its own mitigation strategy.
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the demand for more robust and responsive logistics, with more consumers and businesses expecting just-in-time delivery or products shipped directly to their front doors. One option is utilizing third-party logistics (3PL) suppliers to move and transport excess raw material or finished goods.
Here's how preventive business models on the front end and back end of the supply chain can help to add value to companies.
What can a great logistics operation do for a company in this economy? Lots more than move boxes around, as it turns out. Dollar Tree's logistics team serves as a great example.
COVID-19 exposed inefficiencies and points of failure in all aspects of our supply chains—from processes to people and technology. Now is the time to address these challenges to help limit the impact of inevitable future disruptions.
It’s never too soon for retailers to start planning for the critical elements of the transaction process to ensure a successful holiday season and to avoid disruptions. Here are three items that should be on every online retailer’s holiday checklist.
Industry insiders share the initial and most impactful steps they would take to address the truck driver shortage.
IT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain Technology
Here are three key areas where artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can reap significant benefits for both shippers and carriers.
In last-mile logistics, a combination of quality talent, technology and the human touch quickly brings about improved efficiency, increased transparency, and limited freight damage.
The packaging used throughout the supply chain, and its management, plays a crucial role in optimizing your operation.
In a globalized, fast-paced market, businesses need to fire off rapid and accurate insight to thrive. These freight bill audit and payment firms activate solutions and process improvements for shippers’ transportation networks.
Syfan worked with colleges and universities around its headquarters to develop a program to meet current hiring needs as well as build a foundation for the future.
A low-cost provider may produce short-term savings but will not deliver sustainable efficiencies and the level of service shippers expect. Strategic partnerships that are mutually beneficial stand the test of time and drive waste out of shippers’ supply chains.
Julie Colona, Director, Forwarding Solutions and NVOCC at UniGroup, discusses why shippers might need a special commodities carrier, what to look for in a carrier, and how the business is evolving.
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