Category Archives: Trucking

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Is It Time for More Flexible Supply Chains?

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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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Holiday Logistics Outlook 2019: What Retailers Can Expect

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‘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 […]

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Trucking Outlook 2019/2020 — Is the Slowdown Here to Stay?

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Early this year, analysts predicted a slowdown in the $800 billion trucking industry. Unfortunately, things have turned out even worse than originally predicted — 2019 has found the U.S. in the midst of a freight recession, with significant difficulties in the trucking industry.

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Supply Chain Cybersecurity Should Be On Your Radar

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While other industries were shifting to digital solutions, many companies on the supply chain operated using the old methods –┬ápaper and pen, in many cases. Now that tech innovation is starting has penetrated into warehousing and logistics in a big way, there’s a lot of cybersecurity catch-up to be done.

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How Does Ship-from-Store Fulfillment Fit into the Ecommerce Supply Chain?

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Ship-from-store fulfillment is one of the principal ways brick-and-mortar stores are becoming more responsive to the demands of ecommerce. For big box retailers (who face increasing competition from giants like Amazon) ship-from-store fulfillment provides additional flexibility in online sales. However, shipping from retail stores also creates several complex challenges.

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Why Is There a Big Rig Truck Shortage?

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Shippers who want to grow their fleet are in for a rude awakening when they go to order new trucks. Currently, the backlog for big rig orders is longer than it’s been in more than a decade — with little indication that demand will slow or supply will increase anytime soon. As of this writing, […]

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How Alibaba Wholesale Transforms Global Shipping Logistics

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E-commerce is driving innovation for companies all along the retail supply chain. From new developments in last-mile delivery to the popularity of regional warehousing, major players in the online retail industry are pushing systemic changes for logistics and fulfillment professionals.