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The Latest White Papers

Supply chain visibility & the need for data normalization

Sponsored by nVision, Feb 3, 2023, 5:57 PM EST

What comes to mind when you hear these phrases; “the real value of business
intelligence”, “the value of data”, “enhancing data and its value”? The first thing
that should come to mind is how can I better understand the data and how can I
use the data to understand my costs and make better decisions. Customers
typically see value in a partner that makes their lives easier and improves their
overall sense of well-being. In their minds, the benefits of improved analytics and
decision-making ability is worth the cost of doing business with the partner.
Customers want business partners that offer continuously enhanced value
opportunities, and they’ll continue to reward those partners with their business


[📘E-Book] How far can container flow management be automated?

Sponsored by Buyco, Jan 25, 2023, 11:54 AM EST

Over a period of time, we realized the importance of becoming resilient and sustainable technologically for future uncertainty but how far can container shipping management be automated? Where are the technological limits? And what areas of the supply chain can an Ocean TMS automate?
Discover in this e-Book the potential of technology to transform the maritime industry and how far it can help you to manage container shipping operations.


A New Multi-Enterprise Truckload Transportation Model

Sponsored by SemiCab, Dec 21, 2022, 9:22 AM EST

    A multi-enterprise transportation platform proved to be a needed shot in the arm to this major brand name who was struggling with unpredictable, unreliable transportation costs and assets, as well as inaccurate on-shelf inventory. You’ll find out what “multi-enterprise” means and how similar brands, retailers and manufacturers can:
      • Reliably reduce truckload transportation costs 8-10%
      • Enhance and extend the capabilities of siloed TMS solutions
      • Ensure inventory availability where and when it’s needed
      • Achieve sustainability goals 

Demystifying digitalization in maritime and logistics

Sponsored by SEDNA, Dec 9, 2022, 11:12 AM EST

Digitalization. The term is taking over the supply chain - but is it really as daunting as it sounds?

The short answer is “no” - but only if you know where to start.

This whitepaper breaks down one of the most complex movements in maritime and logistics - explaining what digitalization is, why it’s important, where to start, and how other leading shipping organizations now benefit from making the change.

Take a look now for actionable insights on:

  • How to start your digitalization journey
  • Real world examples of success with digitalization in shipping and logistics
  • What the future holds for digitalization



Shipping Containers’ New Digital Trading Future, with BOXXPORT

Sponsored by BOXXPORT, Nov 17, 2022, 11:38 AM EST

In the logistics industry, there are various variable costs, and some of these, unfortunately, are out of the control of a traditional company’s scope. With the current rise of diesel, many of the key players of the supply chain have been affected; some of them include, manufacturers, shippers, wholesalers, and distributors before ending up with higher factory-gate prices and, ultimately, higher prices for consumers.




Modernize Your Logistics. Maximize Your Profitability.

Sponsored by KDL Logistics , Sep 26, 2022, 11:59 AM EDT

KDL Logistics’ goal is an interactive partnership. By meeting regularly with our clients, we gain a better understanding how their business is changing and can help them minimize the effects of the global transportation market. We are industry experts committed to staying ahead of these developments and arming your team with best practices for adjusting to market forces. Our clients are more competitive because they can react more quickly to these changes than their peers.




Port Infrastructure: The Market Composition

Aug 19, 2022, 10:02 AM EDT

Ports are key to the maritime logistics system as part of effective supply chain management. Increasingly the competitiveness of service providers in the supply chain is influencing how ports respond to the need for efficiency. Just as ports are critical to world trade, so is world trade critical to ports. This JOC whitepaper identifies the key drivers of port investment market growth and challenges to watch.


[Ocean Shipping Deep Dive Report] Q2’ 2022

Sponsored by XENETA, Aug 3, 2022, 9:26 AM EDT

Access the Xeneta Q2 2022 Ocean Shipping Deep Dive Report and get an overview of the major developments in the container shipping market. The report will help you stay abreast of key macro-economic events to foresee potential risks and plan your ocean freight procurement accordingly.

Things you will learn from this report:

· Container Volume Updates on Major Trade Lanes

· Are Long-term Freight Rates Peaking?

· Macroeconomic Impact on Ocean Freight Rates

· Global Schedule Reliability

· And more...




Boost container handling capacity and throughput at ports

Sponsored by HYSTER, Jun 23, 2022, 4:46 PM EDT

Ports like yours are under intense pressure to move more, and are already strained for capacity as the number of containers being shipped worldwide continues to grow.

See how double empty container handling could help your business unlock greater productivity and lower the cost per container moved:

    Increased throughput – With greater speed and efficiency, double handling could increase throughput by up to 30% Optimized space – Build stacks up to nine high to maximize ground slot usage Reduced congestion – Double handling may help reduce congestion inside the terminal and on roads, meaning fewer queues and optimized traffic flows Lower cost of ownership – Reduced fuel usage and tire wear Double reefer handling – Handle two refrigerated units at once, even if they have a wet floor or an imbalanced load



The Use Cases of Supply Chain Technology Investments to Build Resilience

Sponsored by EXPEDOCK, Jun 17, 2022, 3:11 PM EDT

According to Logistics Management, the average freight forwarder was 10-15 years behind in its technology before the pandemic, with only 33 percent saying tech held a top priority in the company's objectives. However, following the disruptions of 2020, many companies are prioritizing technology investments.

After downloading the white paper by filling out the form to the right, learn about:

The Ongoing Challenges in Supply Chain Management

What Does Resilience Look Like for the Supply Chain Industry?

How Technology Investments Can Build Resilience

Use Cases in How Supply Chains Have Leveraged Technology to Build Resilience

The Benefits and ROI of Investing in Supply Chain Technology

Finally, learn how Expedock partners with freight forwarders on their processes to reduce document processing time to <1 minute on a documentation level, saving time and manpower.




Turning Chaos into Control: Strategies For Sourcing Excellence in a Volatile Supply Chain Market.

Sponsored by KEELVAR, Jun 13, 2022, 11:34 AM EDT

Supply chain volatility is now the norm, and it’s likely here to stay for the foreseeable future. To take control amid the chaos, innovative sourcing leaders are shifting from traditional cycle-based sourcing to dynamic market sourcing to elevate their team out of tactical firefighting and into the role of strategic category managers. But how are they doing this?

Download our white paper to learn:

  • The solutions best-in-class teams are using to achieve business goals
  • How dynamic market sourcing allows for greater cost and risk management
  • How sourcing tech is can help your team stop reacting and regain control of the market




How to Improve OTIF: 15 Tips for On Time and In Full Delivery

Sponsored by tive, May 19, 2022, 12:50 PM EDT

On time in full (OTIF) might just be the four most important words associated with any supply chain.
OTIF delivery is the goal of any shipper and retailer… and end customer, for that matter: to have products arrive on time and in full. Anything less could bring dire consequences, such as entire truckloads of rotten perishables. Damaged shipments that could cost millions in losses, as evidenced by cases and cases of Covid vaccines that were deemed unusable after exceeding acceptable temperature variances. Freight being turned away due to tardiness — or for arriving too early. Any or all of which could lead to lost revenue, angry customers, significant fines, or even legal action. To read more click on the download buttom below.

The Cost of Non-Performance in Ocean Contracting: How 10 Supply Chain Executives Optimized Their Contracts for Reliability and Cost Certainty

Sponsored by NYSHEX, May 13, 2022, 9:31 AM EDT

Traditionally when shippers negotiated their ocean contracts, the question looming over their heads was: “What is going to happen with rates this year?”
Price will always be an important part of any supply chain decision, but many shippers might not realize the hidden costs associated with underperforming contracts and the compounding impact it can have on their business downstream.
Download our latest guide where we surveyed 10 supply chain executives to understand the true cost associated with underperforming contracts and strategies that BCO’s can use to optimize their contracts for both reliability and cost.
In this white paper, you’ll learn about:
  • The average contract compliance rate of the 10 BCOs and how the lack of performance impacted transportation and inventory carrying costs
  • Strategies to prioritize your network for both reliability and cost
  • A free excel template to help you decide the right mix of ocean contracts to optimize your network



How to Build a Resilient Strategy with Freight Procurement Mini-Bidding

Sponsored by SHIPSTA, Apr 20, 2022, 11:36 AM EDT

Want a more resilient supply chain in 2022?

If you want to avoid disruptions in 2022, mini-bidding is a sure-fire way to increase resilience in your freight procurement strategy. This strategy allows you to adapt to market changes quickly and get the best prices possible at that moment.

In this eBook, discover how a mini-bid strategy can help you reach your freight procurement goals and make it out of 2022 unscathed.

Download it to learn...

✓ How mini-bidding helps you adapt to market change

✓ The best tech for mini-bid strategies

✓ How to implement mini-bidding in your team.

Plus – Read the exclusive case study from Europe’s leading agricultural manufacturer.



In-House Logistics vs. Outsourced — Why not both?

Sponsored by TransImpact, Apr 14, 2022, 12:06 PM EDT

Managing logistics in-house and outsourcing both have advantages, but what’s right for your company is unique.


TransImpact gets right to the answers you need to decide how much or how little outsourcing will help your shipping function in the eBook: In-house Logistics or Outsourced — Which Is the Better Choice for You?


By the way, outsourcing doesn’t have to be all or nothing. In this eBook you’ll learn about the many benefits (and limitations) of outsourcing and the questions to ask when it comes to the three areas we feel are most important to consider: people, technology, and carrier partners.


[Report] Q1’22 Xeneta Ocean Shipping Deep Dive Report

Sponsored by XENETA, Mar 23, 2022, 12:05 PM EDT

Access the Xeneta Q1 2022 Ocean Shipping Deep Dive Report and get an overview of the major developments in the container shipping market. The report will help you stay abreast of key macro-economic events to foresee potential risks and plan your ocean freight procurement accordingly.

Things you will learn from this report:

· How rising consumer prices affect container pricing

· Carrier tactics to secure extra capacity

· Container shipping demand trends

· And more...





Getting and Keeping Your Parcel Operations on Track in 2022

Sponsored by TransImpact, Feb 15, 2022, 5:10 PM EST

Taking back control of your parcel operations and shipping costs starts with a clear understanding of the current rate landscape. The next step is finding the proper support and data-analytics tools to take meaningful action.

Getting and Keeping Your Parcel Operations On Track In 2022 delivers the latest information to help with both, so companies can develop a current picture of their costs and a data-centric/ BI-based strategy for moving forward.

You will learn about:

* The current fees and surcharges in place right now, including a breakdown of the 2022 UPS and FedEx GRIs.

* Why a focus on data and using Business Intelligence is necessary to an efficient parcel shipping operation.

* What to look for in a BI platform to ensure it delivers the results and actionable insights your company needs.




[eBook] Insourcing or Outsourcing Ocean Operations?

Sponsored by BUYCO, Feb 10, 2022, 5:10 PM EST

Because each organization is unique, our latest eBook takes a detailed look at each of the aspects you need to consider while deciding whether to outsource or insource your maritime transportation operations.

Discover "Insourcing or Outsourcing Ocean Operations? How Shippers Can Make an Informed Decision", a useful tool to help you make the right choice, fitting with your company characteristics like shipping volume business objectives, operational procedures to cost-effectiveness, human resource capacity, IT maturity and more.




[eBook] The Ultimate Guide to Autonomous Freight Procurement

Sponsored by SHIPSTA, Feb 1, 2022, 4:33 PM EST

Want to step into the future of freight procurement?

Supply chain analysts predict autonomous digital platforms will manage the full freight procurement cycle by 2030!

So, what exactly is autonomous freight procurement? And why should you make it part of your strategy now?

This whitepaper has everything you need to know to prepare for an autonomous world.

Download it to learn:

✓ The journey of autonomous logistics technology

✓ The 4 signs your team will benefit from procurement automation

✓ How to implement autonomous technology in your procurement strategy.




Recalibrate internal collaboration

In partnership with FRONT, Jan 25, 2022, 6:08 PM EST

Connection does not translate into collaboration. Information overwhelms the individual and remains stuck in proliferating silos throughout companies. A recent JOC survey revealed the scope of this roadblock and the degree to which this has worsened since 2020. This white paper examines the findings, including where the industry can rethink internal collaboration processes to create space for innovation.