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 […]
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.
Imagine this scenario: You have a great product and a growing customer base, and the online orders are coming in. But as your ecommerce business continues to grow, the pressure is on to get hundreds of orders fulfilled correctly and on time.
On September 9, Uber announced an expansion of its shipping and logistics operation, Uber Freight. The company signed a 10-year lease in Chicago, where it will open a new office and hire 2,000 people in the area over the next three years, mainly for the freight unit.
3PLs are well established as vital partners in the modern supply chain landscape. They fill essential logistical roles in warehousing, drayage, intermodal transport, and much more, allowing companies to scale operations at a sustainable pace without taking on massive amounts of infrastructure and investment.
For many shipping and logistics organizations, the yard isn’t a revenue driver. If anything, when miscommunication backs trucks and containers up on the yard, it’s where deadlines are missed and dollars fly out the window.
Both transloading and cross docking are essential in the modern supply chain. While each is used to process and forward freight, they serve very different roles. Here’s what you need to know:
Built in the 1960s, the Gerald Desmond Bridge was designed to meet the infrastructure needs of a pre-globalized world. At the time it was constructed, architects anticipated modest traffic across the bridge, mostly limited to commuters going to work at Long Beach Naval Shipyard.
The increasing demand for omnichannel retail experiences is driving many companies to scale fulfillment operations quickly, stressing the entire supply chain. In many cases, this can create a big mess when the necessary physical and software infrastructure required to scale properly isn’t in place.
Logistics and fulfillment startups – who, traditionally, have held an infrastructural disadvantage against legacy companies – are finding that their nimbleness and ability to fill gaps in the supply chain are making them a valuable asset in the contemporary marketplace. Similarly, freight forwarders, port-side warehousers, and other 3PL companies are experiencing explosive growth thanks to the […]