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Is It Time for More Flexible Supply Chains?

Categories: Trucking.

For decades, retailers have focused on creating leaner supply chains using cost-cutting “just-in-time” approaches.

However, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed weaknesses in lean supply chains and the just-in-time methodology, and supply chain inflexibility has failed both consumers and retailers.

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Amazon Is Pausing Its Third-Party Delivery Service

Categories: BCO/Shipper.

On April 7th, 2020, Amazon announced that it would be pausing its third-party delivery service, Amazon Shipping. The last pickup for current customers will be June 5, 2020, and Amazon has not indicated when the program might be resumed.

The Amazon Shipping pilot program launched in 2018, and has only been available in select cities, including New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Despite the fact that the service is still in the pilot stage, Amazon Shipping has been a notable competitor of FedEx and UPS in those cities.

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Supply Chain Visibility Is More Important than Ever

Categories: Freight Forwarder.

End-to-end supply chain visibility has become more and more essential in the past decade, and as technology continues to evolve, it also becomes more achievable.

Now, in light of the global COVID-19 crisis, supply chain visibility is more important than ever before. From transporting essential materials to responding to potential supply chain disruptions, visibility will be a top concern for companies during this global public health crisis and beyond.

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COVID-19 and the Global Supply Chain

Categories: Freight Forwarder.

It’s impossible to ignore the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the pandemic commonly known as coronavirus.

For millions of residents in the world’s largest cities, shelter-in-place orders have all but halted commerce, leading to massive layoffs, market chaos, and a full-scale, ad hoc reimagining of workforce best practices.

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Digital Twins: The Future of Warehouse Operations?

Categories: Warehouse.

Ten years ago, the notion of what a warehouse was and could be was considered a closed book by many in the industry.

However, the rapid rise of the internet of things (IoT) and other technologies, combined with a changing ecommerce landscape, has pushed new warehouse capabilities from the bleeding edge to the mainstream.

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4 Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2020

Categories: BCO/Shipper.

Agility is key for success in the supply chain world. And with a new decade underway, organizations are eager to get ahead of the curve. What should the shipping industry expect?

Here are four things that will shape the supply chain in 2020 and beyond:

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Holiday Logistics Outlook 2019: What Retailers Can Expect

Categories: Trucking.

‘Tis the season to be worried about retail logistics!

This year, as many retailers prepare for their busiest weeks, uncertainty abounds. Consumer demands are shifting more rapidly than ever, e-commerce continues to disrupt brick-and-mortar retail in unexpected ways, new pressures are being put on fulfillment, and the trade war with China looms over every sales projection.

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