Tue.Jan 08, 2019

What Are the Trends in LTL for 2019?


The year ahead will shake up the long-held standards for controlling freight spend and meeting customer expectations. For 2019, the trends in LTL will focus primarily on demand, rates, carrier and trucker expectations, the needs of shippers and more. Let’s get started.

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Editor's Note: Starting today we will begin publishing this blog once every two weeks.

CPG Brands: The Growing Importance of Agile Customization

Talking Logistics

There is a lot of discussion in the marketplace about disruption, transformation and the rapid pace of change in supply chain management, but if you’re in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) or contract packaging and manufacturing industries, you know this all too well. Simply put, yesterday’s rules for success are no longer valid in today’s market. So, what are the new rules for success? What actions should CPG brands and their contract manufacturing partners take to drive future growth?

The State of Digital Freight: The 4×4 Blueprint for Freight 2020


As we enter a new year, it’s a great time to look back at how far we’ve come as an industry, set our next goalposts, and map out where we should be as an industry by 2020. The journey to digitize freight, while initially off to a slow start, has gained momentum in the last two or three years.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

Intermodal Industry Outlook: 2019

Supply Chain Link

Guest Post: Mark McKendry, Vice President of Intermodal at NFI When compared to 2017 volumes, North American intermodal volumes grew by over five percent in 2018 – despite extreme congestion in Chicago, a chronic chassis shortage on the U.S.

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Welcome to 2019: 5 Retail Trends You Need to Know Now

Supply Chain Nation

It’s a new year and retail is moving faster—finally we’re seeing retailers looking in the right direction—up. A unified commerce environment, an on-demand marketplace, social media, growing competition and new technologies mean an evolution in the way we shop.

Brexit Expert Corner

BluJay Solutions

Preparing your supply chain for what lies ahead. Regardless of the chapters to come in the Brexit saga, trade between the UK and EU and other countries is going to change. March 29, the deadline for the UK’s separation from the EU, is rapidly approaching.

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The Supply Chain Detective™: The Mystery of the Prima Donna Boss!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Subscribe Here! Email Address. The Supply Chain Detective : The Case of the Unpaid Invoices! My plane had just landed. I turned on my cell phone. And almost immediately my CEO called. “Have you heard from Rick? Nobody’s heard from him in several days.”

Top 10 Predictions for Worldwide Supply Chains in 2019

Material Handling & Logistics

If companies are going to embrace new business models, or digitally enable older ones, they are going to need a modern, capable supply chain to do it

How to Achieve Six-Figure Benefits from Digitizing Paper-Based Supply Chain Operations

The traditional paper-based approach to supply chain operations presents serious challenges and perils. Digitization, in turn, offers a bounty of benefits – up to and including six-figure cost savings and significant efficiency and revenue gains. Here’s how.

Air Freight Trends to Watch in 2019


What is your air freight strategy for the year ahead? Demand growth, the type of capacity airlines are adding to the market, and tariffs are big trends to watch this year. Get ready for whatever comes next. Here’s what you need to know. . Demand is likely to grow, but at a slower rate than 2018.

3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep on Your 2019 Radar

Logistics Bureau

3 Supply Chain Trends to Track in 2019.

Differences between Omnichannel & Omnichannel 2.0

Supply Chain 24/7

Unlike the original definition of Omnichannel, Omnichannel 2.0 is about bringing the entire enterprise together, not just enabling support within legacy systems for an omnichannel approach, retailers and supply chain leaders must increase proficiency across all channels, engaging with consumers and personalizing the shopping experience

Logistics Impacts from 2019 Food and Beverage Trends

Zipline Logistics

The food and beverage industry moves fast with the regular introduction of new flavors, ingredients, consumption patterns, and consumer preferences. Staying on top of what’s next and remaining relevant can be a challenge. How does adoption of these trends impact the larger supply chain?

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

Strategic Supply Chain Considerations in the Quest to Go Omnichannel

Supply Chain 24/7

This white paper describes how, from retailers to manufacturers, as well as every business involved in sales in between, the omnichannel supply chain is a goal to achieve

Grocery Giant ICA Sweden is Making its Replenishment More Efficient with RELEX

RELEX Solutions

Read PDF. ICA Sweden, Sweden’s leading grocery retailer, is optimizing its supply chain processes with the help of retail planning expert RELEX Solutions by making its forecasting and replenishment more proactive.

[PODCAST] What are the Freight & Transportation Trends in 2019 for Shippers to Know?


Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode we welcome back Cerasis National Sales Manager, Roger Jones to give his take on what he sees in the marketplace for freight and transportation trends for this new year, 2019. Looking for more trends? Be on the lookout for all of our trends post by visiting here. We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.”

GoPuff gets go-ahead for 300,00 sq ft technology & distribution centre in South Jersey


GoPuff, an on-demand delivery company, has accepted a grant from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority with the aim of becoming fully operational by the end of 2019. It is expected that the facility will support more than 600 new jobs over the next three years. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority in November approved a $39.1 million tax incentive for the South Jersey facility goPuff had been considering.

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

Global Supply Chain News on Container Carriers Starting to Take Different Strategic Paths

Supply Chain Digest

Some Look to Complete Global Logistics Solutions, while Others Focus on Core Shipping

2018: Year of the ELD

DAT Solutions

ELDs ruled everything around us in 2018. The topic dominated our list of most-read stories , and the mandate was central to most of the trends that played out in the freight industry last year. But before 2018…there was 2017.

Supply Chain News on Thoughts on the Age Old Question of Measuring Procurement Savings

Supply Chain Digest

Finance and Procurement Do Not See Things Eye to Eye, CIPS CEO Says

Everything You Wanted to Know About Professional Certification, but Didn’t Know to Ask


A degree, as important as it is, does not guarantee a future employer that you know how to apply this knowledge on the job. One way to keep learning is by earning and maintaining a professional certification

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

10 Trending Product Ideas For Wholesalers This 2019


Introduction. Welcome back to another year of wholesaling for 2019! Like many others, I’m sure that you’re wondering what great products lie ahead for the year. Actually, your guess is as good as mine in trend spotting products, fads or themes.

Belgium pledges to make all its chocolate sustainable


Belgian chocolate producers and supermarkets just announced a new partnership, called Beyond Chocolate. This partnership commits to make Belgian a 100% sustainable by 2025.

A holistic approach to segmentation and customer analysis

3AG Systems

Customer analysis may be the most important market segmentation analysis you can perform for your business. Without it, trying to find new customers, or selling more services to existing customers, will likely have limited success. Unless you really get to know your customers, your business won’t be a in position to meet their needs. The traditional approach to customer analysis is often driven by marketing because this team needs to understand the customer to target them directly.

Make Optimising Inventory Control Your New Year’s Resolution


Now, this is one resolution you should not only make but also keep. You’ve survived Black Friday; the Christmas rush and Boxing Day sales and you just have the January sales to contend with. Many things can go wrong for retailers during this busy peak period and the majority of issues stem from inventory control , or specifically the lack thereof. Effective inventory control provides numerous benefits.

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.