The global supply chain has been upended by the coronavirus pandemic, and maritime ports haven’t been spared. But after many rough months, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach appear to be on their way to rebounding from COVID-19 hardships. Here’s a look at the numbers for July, which show a heartening upswing in […]
If you work in ecommerce, you’re likely well aware that the United States Postal Service has been experiencing delays. While frustrating for everyday citizens, the slowdown is particularly affecting ecommerce retailers, as it’s impacting important factors such as shipping time frames and costs. Here, we’ll take a look at the causes, impacts, and effects of […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has created two very distinct spheres in the global economy. In the first sphere, shutdowns have flatlined revenue, and led to massive furloughs, layoffs, and business failures. Much of the world has plunged into a recession that may not improve until the end of 2020 (or later).
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, […]
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:
In 2016, Schneider National acquired two specialty trucking companies to launch their last-mile delivery services. Just three years later, they’re shutting down the project, citing poor performance.
In the modern global supply chain, complete end-to-end visibility is often regarded as the ultimate goal. But what constitutes end-to-end visibility? As tracking technology becomes more advanced, companies feel the pressure to keep everyone informed throughout the entire supply chain.
Autonomous ships are set to transform the way international shipping operates in the years to come, but that’s been the headline for almost half a decade. Automation is expected to improve efficiency, both in time and carbon emissions, and help reduce to overhead costs. Contrary to the anxieties of critics, autonomous shipping could make transportation […]
2019 is expected to be another strong year for intermodal shippers. Some analysts predict that the global industry will grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 7% by 2022. What’s driving this continued growth? High trucking costs, improved intermodal infrastructure, and advancements in technology are all contributing factors.
The widespread digitization of logistics is fueling the search for more efficient ways to ship, pack, and process goods. Companies all along the supply chain are finding ways to use big data and advanced machine learning technology to streamline processes and automate difficult tasks. Here are nine ways AI is revolutionizing logistics: