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? The creation of the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) and an increasing number of startup challenges, incubators etc.

From soba to udon—Are the noodles in the FTA bowl getting too thick? – LogiSYM December/January 2021

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Although somewhat simplistic, that is not necessarily a bad way to think about FTAs, at least for companies that ship goods across borders. Article December/January 2021

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Inoculating 2021 E-Commerce with Fulfillment Best Practices

Logistics Viewpoints

Whether shipping COVID-19 vaccines, test kits or ventilators ; office supplies; clothing; or groceries, some shippers rode thorough preparedness to a competitive advantage in 2020. Parcel shipping volume skyrocketed.

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!

2021 Trucking Trends and Predictions

Freight Center

We’re sure you’re hoping for better things to come in 2021 – we are too! When it comes to your supply chain and small business shipping strategy, and we have some good news to share with you!

Predictability in a Time of Uncertainty: Machine Learning in Logistics

Logistics Viewpoints

Incorporate changing business conditions: Machine learning can automatically account for changing business conditions, including new ship-to locations and changes in service provider’s performance level.

The Unstoppable Rise of Shipping Prices in 2021

American Global Logistics

The unstoppable rise of shipping prices may cause that disruption. And it may dominate the news in 2021. The post The Unstoppable Rise of Shipping Prices in 2021 appeared first on AGL This year promises to segue from uncertain supply chain disruption into more predictable disruption. Last year Covid-19 dominated the disruption of supply chains– hands down. Although a second strain has surfaced and threatens to disrupt supply chains, […].

Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution – Possibly the Most Important Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is mostly being shipped from Kalamazoo, Michigan directly to the point of use. Pfizer’s plan utilizes strategic transportation partners to ship by air to major hubs and then distribute by ground transportation to dosing locations.

How Do You Turn Supply Chain Data Into Actionable Information?

Logility

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.

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Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution – Possibly the Most Important Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is mostly being shipped from Kalamazoo, Michigan directly to the point of use. Pfizer’s plan utilizes strategic transportation partners to ship by air to major hubs and then distribute by ground transportation to dosing locations. Source: US DoD.

Supply Chain and Procurement Transformation in 2021

Bristlecone

Today, despite COVID-19 slowing maritime traffic, piracy is thriving off the coast of West Africa and two of the shipping industry’s key players suffered cyberattacks just ahead of their peak season. The post Supply Chain and Procurement Transformation in 2021 appeared first on Bristlecone.

Trucking Market Q1 Update and 2021 Freight Outlook

Zipline Logistics

” Expectations for the Trucking Market in 2021 . But most likely, we will see the start of 2021 closely resembling the back half of 2020. Buying Trends Could Shape 2021 Freight Outlook. Vaccine Distribution and Its Effects on the 2021 Freight Market .

Higher Transportation Costs Lead to Last-Mile Transformations

Logistics Trends and Insights

While last-mile options are growing, so too are the shipping costs. 2021 rates are now in effect for most, if not all, last-mile carriers and while the overall rate may seem tame, beware of surcharges.

Chinese New Year 2021: Is Your Supply Chain Prepared?

EnVista

How to Prevent Chinese New Year Shipping and Inventory Disasters. Is your supply chain prepared for the 2021 Chinese New Year? It’s the most important question you should be asking as soon as the Western holiday season ends.

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The Transportation Execution and Visibility Market Heats Up

Logistics Viewpoints

This is placing a bigger emphasis on parcel shipping and driving significant growth. I recently completed my latest study on the transportation execution and visibility solutions market.

The 5 APIs of the Apocalypse with Jeremy Bodenhamer

The Logistics of Logistics

Jeremy is also the bestselling author of Adapt or Die and a leading expert at the intersection of shipping and ecommerce. ShipHawk is the premier packing and shipping software for ERP connected companies. The 5 APIs of the Apocalypse with Jeremy Bodenhamer.

The Basics of Clearing Customs with Christopher Wall

The Logistics of Logistics

If shipping by ocean, the customer provides an ISF (f.k.a. Ship to Party. The Basics of Clearing Customs with Christopher Wall. Christopher Wall and Joe Lynch discuss the basics of clearing customs.

Start-up founders are focusing on operating costs in 2021

EFT

In the face of the pandemic, there has been significant disruption to supply chains for businesses both big and small, affecting both shipping costs and delivery times.

The Transportation Execution and Visibility Heats Up

Logistics Viewpoints

This is placing a bigger emphasis on parcel shipping and driving significant growth. I recently completed my latest study on the transportation execution and visibility solutions market.

Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 01/15/2021 – 01/21/2021

All Things Supply Chain

Why On-Time Shipping Performance Continues to Be Critical

Intelligent Audit

On-time shipping performance remains one of the most critical factors for shippers of choice. On time shipping performance can have a direct and consequential effect on logistics and shipping and can be impacted directly in many ways. When trying to maintain timely order delivery and protocols, some common challenges and issues that can cause delays in the logistics and shipping timelines should get noted. Not enough planning before, during, and after shipping.

Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Stephen Beard, VP at Flexe!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Why can’t we ship orders the day they arrive? I’ve recently been working on transportation partnerships in same-day courier space and small parcel as we turn the page to 2021 to help us bring more options to market for our clients. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Supply Chain Weekly Wrap-Up 01/08/2020 – 01/14/2020

All Things Supply Chain

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Making Supply Chains Fit for Function

Enterra Insights

“Each supply chain manager needs to supervise the taking in of raw materials, making and testing of the product or service and shipping it. “Not every item you ship will work like a charm, and you need to create a mechanism to help your customer with returns. With so much being written and discussed about supply chain transformation, it’s good to remind ourselves what supply chain management is fundamentally about.

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How COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Will Affect CPG Shippers

Zipline Logistics

Currently, the country is aiming to get 400 million dosages to the public by the end of July 2021 between the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines , which is enough for 200 million of the country’s population since inoculation requires two dosages per recipient.

10 COVID-19 Lessons for a Resilient Supply Chain

DynaSys

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.

Why The Future Of Smart Manufacturing Starts With Connected Workers

IQMS

Smart manufacturing is going to be redefined in 2021 to include the people element more than ever before. In 2021, the combination of remote technologies increased training and development. 2021: The Year Manufacturers Set Their People Up To Excel.

Why Chasing Rates Doesn’t Work for CPG Retail Shippers

Zipline Logistics

Blog Post Industry Trends Retail and Grocery Shipping Best PracticesWhen 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.

10 Small Business Inventory Management Tips!

Supply Chain Game Changer

One in three businesses misses shipping deadlines because they sell unavailable stocks. (2). Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer. Featuring Our 10 Best Inventory Management Articles! Get Our EBOOK HERE.

FedEx to Impose Residential Delivery Surcharge, Matching UPS

Intelligent Audit

There was once hope that post-holiday shipping would return to somewhat normal expectations. In December, UPS announced it would reinstate pre-holiday peak surcharges, effective January 17, 2021, in the form of a residential delivery surcharge.

Logistics Optimization: 7 Tips on Using Data, Analytics, & KPIs

Intelligent Audit

Logistics optimization can take on many forms in shipping and logistics. That’s why more companies are turning to experts like Intelligent Audit to get a holistic analytical picture of their shipping data. Logistics optimization is an integral part of business growth and success.

Using Data to Shorten Freight Payment Process With Digital Freight Management

Intelligent Audit

Especially considering recent holiday shipping trends, the challenges are greater. Despite transportation optimization , complexity is the standard supply chain descriptor. It’s the one constant all managers must address. And it relates to a range of issues within the freight payment process.

Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (January 22, 2021)

Talking Logistics

Read more Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (January 22, 2021). The post Above the Fold: Supply Chain Logistics News (January 22, 2021) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. We already have a guinea pig and a hamster as pets.

How Do You Secure Your High-Value Shipments?

Tive

When shipping high-value goods, you want to make every effort to manage your load actively. Cargo loss can trigger a domino effect of costs — lost revenue, supply chain interruptions, insurance claims, replacement shipments, customer service costs, and more.

Four Keys to Successful Technology Adoption in the 3PL Industry

Vinculum

Integrated software for picking, packing, and shipping from a central warehouse management platform is the change that helps 3PLs increase their fulfillment speed. The challenges of maintaining a strong value proposition as a 3PL service provider are quite formidable.

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