Digitisation: Shifting Gears in 2021

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Hence, at the end of 2020 stands the legitimate question: What is it that we really achieved in 2020, and what is in store for 2021? They immediately knew where they needed to take action, such as rerouting freight or adding new cross-docking facilities. Article December/January 2021

A New Approach to Contract Freight: How Shippers Can Refocus Their Transportation Strategy in 2021

Talking Logistics

In 2020, we saw the transportation industry’s resilience first-hand, as all parties of the supply chain navigated a challenging freight landscape to get goods to market. Read more A New Approach to Contract Freight: How Shippers Can Refocus Their Transportation Strategy in 2021.


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Top 6 Predictions for Supply Chain Planning in 2021 and Beyond


Of course trade-offs of higher manufacturing costs are balanced against reduced inventory costs, lower freight/logistics costs, lower duties and taxes, etc. Just when things couldn’t possibly get any crazier, 2020 finally came to a close.

Navigating Transpacific Carrier Pricing Power in 2021


In a recent webinar with my colleague Philip Damas, Director and Head of Supply Chain Advisors at Drewry, we examined the challenges facing BCOs as they prepare to conduct ocean freight bids in 2021.

2021 Trucking Trends and Predictions

Freight Center

We’re sure you’re hoping for better things to come in 2021 – we are too! Leave your crystal ball in storage because we already looked into the future for you and found these 2021 trucking trends and predictions to look out for in the year ahead. Freight Preparation Industry Trends

Predictability in a Time of Uncertainty: Machine Learning in Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

Reduce supply chain risk: Lower unplanned delays means less need for expedited shipments and associated extra freight costs. Many organizations faced the most disruptive year in their history as they dealt with the consequences of the pandemic.

8 Shipping Faux Pas to Avoid in 2021

Freight Center

Don’t let the supply chain and business shipping issues you had in 2020 weigh you down in 2021. We’re counting down the top 8 shipping faux pas to avoid in 2021, so you can get started off on the right foot when it comes to your shipping strategy! Freight Preparation Shipping Tips

Trucking Market Q1 Update and 2021 Freight Outlook

Zipline Logistics

It was a tale of two freight markets during the past year due to the global pandemic that reshuffled consumption and commerce. We saw historic freight lows in the winter and early spring, followed by landmark highs in the summer and the remainder of the year.

Top 10 freight markets of 2020

DAT Solutions

The complications COVID-19 created for supply chains could be felt across all aspects of life in 2020, whether you were in the freight industry or shopping for groceries in a store with bare shelves.

How Do You Turn Supply Chain Data Into Actionable Information?


Factors such as on-time delivery, freight cost per unit shipped, and transit time are assigned metrics and weighted averages to help users determine how well carriers are performing overall. Take freight rates, for example.

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12 Freight Charges and Freight Fees: A Guide to Common Freight Shipping Costs, Charges, and Fees

Intelligent Audit

Freight managers have a lot to track and keep up with when it comes to logistical planning for shipments within the supply chain. Of all these, freight fee considerations are among the important but most overlooked.

Freight Market Index: For Those Who Like Challenges

BluJay Solutions

Guest commentary by Mike Mulqueen, JBF Consulting – as provided for the January 2021 Freight Market Index report. However, rates are still historically very high, and the freight environment remains challenging.

The Transportation Execution and Visibility Market Heats Up

Logistics Viewpoints

The emergence of digital freight matching services and crowdsourced last mile deliveries has opened up a whole new kind of carrier. I recently completed my latest study on the transportation execution and visibility solutions market.

Evaluating Innovative Technology with Warehouse Simulation

Logistics Viewpoints

Simon has over 20 years’ experience in the supply chain software industry and has held Director positions in sales and services driving business benefits for his customers in the areas of warehouse management, customs and excise, freight forwarding and ERP.

Using Data to Shorten Freight Payment Process With Digital Freight Management

Intelligent Audit

And it relates to a range of issues within the freight payment process. On top of that, there’s a need for tracking information and accurate freight billing. Freight bill payment is a separate and distinct transaction usually still done by matching of documents.”.

Why a Freight Audit Matters Today More Than Ever

Intelligent Audit

Discrepancies and errors with invoices, records, communications, and processes represent the biggest issues facing companies today regarding freight management. Simple Freight Audits Have Evolved Into Much More Meaningful Value-Props. Freight Audit and Payment freight audit

The Basics of Clearing Customs with Christopher Wall

The Logistics of Logistics

Freight Forwarding Basics with Miles Varghese. The Basics of Clearing Customs with Christopher Wall. Christopher Wall and Joe Lynch discuss the basics of clearing customs.

The More Things Change in Supply Chain, The More They Stay the Same

Talking Logistics

However, instead of making predictions like “Walmart Will Buy FedEx to Compete with Amazon” or “The Consolidation of Digital Freight Brokers Begins,” I made some totally predictable predictions. In December 2019, I made some predictions for 2020.

The Transportation Execution and Visibility Heats Up

Logistics Viewpoints

The emergence of digital freight matching services and crowdsourced last mile deliveries has opened up a whole new kind of carrier. I recently completed my latest study on the transportation execution and visibility solutions market.

Winter Can Turn All Supply Chains Cold

Enterra Insights

This infrastructure eliminates the need for a transportation provider to embargo freight or refuse pickup during extreme conditions.” The release of Coronavirus vaccines has shone a spotlight on the importance of cold supply chains; however, I want to discuss what happens to supply chains when the weather turns cold. When most of us think about the onset of winter, we envision shoveling sidewalks and driving on slippery roads.

Shipping Container Shortage–Another Bullwhip Example

Operations and Supply Chain Management

In December, spot freight rates were 264% higher for the Asia to North Europe route, compared with a year ago, according to Mirko Woitzik, risk intelligence solutions manager at supply chain risk firm Resilience360. Compared with last March’s low prices, freight rates from China to the U.S.

Supply Chain Efficiency Critical for Healthcare Shippers

Zipline Logistics

Managing multiple supply chain contact points like warehouses, production facilities, and freight carriers requires constant communication. Supply chain efficiency is essential for organizations across all segments, but this competency is especially crucial for healthcare shippers.

10 COVID-19 Lessons for a Resilient Supply Chain


In 2021, COVID-19 and Resilient Supply Chain will not be incompatible. As of this writing, as we enter 2021, between Pfizer and Moderna products more than 4.2 A Three Part Article Series from QAD DynaSys – COVID-19 and Resilient Supply Chain.

Lead Generation for Supply Chain: 5 Ways to Get Prospects!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Logistics managers and operators, customs brokers, freight forwarders… Businesses should constantly search for and engage potential customers, making sure they are relevant and high-quality. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

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FedEx to Impose Residential Delivery Surcharge, Matching UPS

Intelligent Audit

In December, UPS announced it would reinstate pre-holiday peak surcharges, effective January 17, 2021, in the form of a residential delivery surcharge. Recent weeks have not been forgiving for shippers.

Route Planning for Logistics and Distribution!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Do You Have Hidden Freight Costs? Freight and Logistics Guest Blog Post Supply Chain Management Transportation Route management Route planningSubscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Get Our EBOOK HERE.

Stand Out Digital Supply Chain Strategies!

Supply Chain Game Changer

With the advent of 2021, AI unveils new avenues for revolutionizing SCM across automation, planning, logistics, inventory, fleet & freight. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Supply Chain as a Service (SCaaS)! Get Our EBook here.

:o9 Solutions Doubles Its Annual Revenue Bookings in 2020

o9 Solutions

Momentum looks set to continue into 2021. DALLAS, January 12, 2021 — o9 Solutions Inc., This article has also been published on Business Wire.

How COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Will Affect CPG Shippers

Zipline Logistics

The effort is largely unprecedented in modern times and has understandably left many CPG shippers wondering how freight capacity will be affected by the effort. That adds up to a substantial amount of freight that will enter the market over the next few months.

Seeing Supply Chain Visibility through Different Lenses


based freight forwarder, who moved goods like tiles, he emphasized how important it is for his business to be able to predict delivery of goods from the port to the factory warehouse. Rajesh Mani, Director of Presales, Supply Chain Apps, Bristlecone.

Why Chasing Rates Doesn’t Work for CPG Retail Shippers

Zipline Logistics

When shopping for freight rates, some retail shippers look at a number of options from various carriers for a given lane, sometimes opting for the cheapest provider.

2021 Bulk Freight Trucking Outlook

Bulk Connection

As we finally change the calendar to 2021, we all hope to be turning the page on many of the challenges of 2020. This extends to the bulk freight trucking industry, which had its share of ups and downs in the past year. Bulk Transportation Freight Industry Issues

Distribution Management: Top 6 Factors That Influence Distribution Management Strategy

BR Williams Supply Chain Management

Measure every element of the business from forecasting, procurement, inbound freight management , warehousing and inventory control to order processing, load consolidation, delivery scheduling and backhauls. What is Distribution Management?

The Demand Powered Supply Chain: How to Win as the Bar Continues to Rise in the Retail Industry

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Spend less on spot market procured freight, by allocating your freight the way carriers want it. The year 2020 was a year unlike any other, and supply chains were more front and center than ever before.

Ultimate B2B Ecommerce Guide: Everything You Need To Know


B2B orders are often purchased less often, sold in bulk, and shipped via freight (or parcel for smaller orders). B2B orders are often sold in bulk and are shipped via freight (or parcel for smaller orders).