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After living and working in unprecedented times for nearly two years, no one is surprised to hear the 2021 peak season will be challenging. The constant disruptions have rattled the logistics industry to its core, creating a domino eect impacting everything from capacity to driver shortages to port closures to containers sitting in terminals for months on end. Last year’s peak season introduced a number of problems, such as increased rates and shipping delays, shrinking profit margins, and upset consumers across the globe.  

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Supply chain control towers offer deep visibility into the flow of goods, allow for streamlined collaboration with trading partners, and help supply chain professionals to sense disruptions before they occur so they can make proactive decisions.

Download the eBook today to learn how a control tower can help positively transform your supply chain.

 

 

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Increase eCommerce revenue and decrease warehousing costs with programmatic logistics.

Flexe teamed up with Forrester Research to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study to examine the impact a programmatic approach to logistics has on enterprise organizations. As a provider of programmatic logistics to the Fortune 500, Flexe brings deep logistics expertise and groundbreaking solutions to even the most complex supply chains.

Key Takeaways:

  • Drive 119% ROI with Flexe Logistics Programs
  • Decrease warehousing costs by 12%
  • Reduce final-mile transportation cost by 10%
  • Increase eCommerce revenue by 20%

Download the Forrester Research TEI study that examines the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises realize by deploying Flexe Logistics Programs.

 

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Are freight forwarders holding small and midsize businesses back? With global trade back on the move, the need for innovation in the freight industry has never been more apparent.

Ship4wd, a new digital-first innovator in the freight forwarding market, has surveyed hundreds of importers, exporters, and company stakeholders to identify why freight has stalled and what’s needed to put control back in SMBs’ hands. Download this whitepaper now to find out:

 

• What’s causing costly shipping inefficiencies

• How to reduce complexity and increase flexibility

• The business case for a digital-first solution

 

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The global economy has changed forever. As freight prices and demand soar, you’ll need an innovative payment solution that can keep up with your growth. That’s where Melio comes in.

You need a reliable, secure business payment solution that scales with you. Melio is built for businesses like yours. Melio gives you a flexible way to pay and get paid. You pay how you want, your vendor gets paid how they want.

Melio is the innovative solution set to help businesses succeed beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. Want to know more?

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Online retail sales jumped 40% from 2019 to 2020 amidst significant supply chain disruption, marking a permanent shift in consumer buying behavior at a time when global supply chains are strained and slow. Now, many retailers are realizing their supply chain and sourcing operations are not flexible or resilient enough to support omnichannel fulfillment.

 

 

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As global markets continue to recover from the impact of the last 18 months, the global freight and shipping market itself is in the middle of a unique and challenging situation. All adding significant pressure and focus on global logistics players at a time of need.

 

At ECU Worldwide, our processes, services, and global infrastructure have allowed us to deliver innovative solutions to keep pace with growing global demands, even through the most challenging situations.

 

 

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To select the best platform for you, it’s essential to get these 15 questions answered first to make sure that it’s a solution that can scale with you, properly support you, and provide you with what you need to achieve your goals.
 
This ebook will give you the guidelines you need to make the best decision possible and the confidence you need to take the step to a more modern, efficient and secure supply chain.
 
 
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Supply chain and logistics teams are seeking ways to build robust transportation budgets to help their business to adapt to more pandemic headwinds.

While 2020 saw unprecedented market swings, capacity imbalances may continue as the recovery boosts some sectors more than others - making flexibility and contingency planning even more essential to your budgeting process.

As you refine your strategy, building variability into your budget can position your business for success. Download the DAT iQ budgeting eBook to learn how leading transportation and logistics teams are approaching variable budgets and implementing best practices to solve for uncertainty in 2021.

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It’s time to tackle yard waste – the sort of costly and time-consuming inefficiencies that happen at the loading and unloading docks at warehouses, distribution centers, retail outlets, and myriad facilities around the world that receive and send out goods. We’re talking bottlenecks that prevent smooth movement of trucks in and out, long lines for pick up or delivery, and unclear protocols that leave drivers and warehouse staff confused and frustrated.

 

 

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Finish strong. A frequently-used motto in the health and fitness industry. For NordicTrack, the motto is not only heard when customers are coming to the end of a virtual exercise class, it’s also on display daily through the last mile delivery of its fitness equipment to homes across the country.

 

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Cross-border trade is set to skyrocket as nearshoring becomes more common for manufacturers post-pandemic. Smart and responsive cross-border order management and supply chain strategies are needed to navigate the process.

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Why are agile freight procurement teams so successful? A study by McKinsey found that they were more resilient to market disruptions, even though their supply chains were leaner than non-agile teams.

This brand new whitepaper has everything you need to know about agile freight procurement and how you can roll it out at your business. 

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The highest level of service at the best possible rate. That’s the goal as you’re procuring transportation. How do you know you’re hitting that goal? You can use internal analytics, conduct bids, or reference external benchmarks. Our preferred approach is a hybrid of all three: combining analysis of your own service requirements and carrier performance metrics with benchmarks on rates, capacity, and volume to compare your freight network to the broader market.

Request your copy of “Winning is Knowing” to see how leading-edge business intelligence tools can help you see a complete view of the freight markets, adequately plan and budget for your procurement cycles, and serve your business objectives.

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The 5 best strategies to overcome the challenges of container shipping management:  A Complete Guide

Import and export are extremely complex environments to manage for any industry. It requires detailed planning and critical execution, involving multiple partners, in different time zones, with various expertises. These challenges often result in a supply chain that is fractured. Cluttered information, poor decision-making, and miscommunication are some of the many obstacles that stand in the way of a smooth, free-flowing supply chain. Surprisingly, these barriers are unnecessary and are easily avoided, with the right tools and strategy that is. 

Continue reading to discover the 5 best strategies in the industry on how to overcome these barriers and get your logistics running like a well-oiled machine.

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Clearly, the world is a very different place in 2021 than it was back in 2020, with studies by McKinsey claiming that the pandemic has accelerated the growth of eCommerce by up to 10 years. Similarweb's Logistics report dives into the impact that has been felt across the logistics industry with more and more people adopting shopping online for fashion and apparel. 

As the world's leading provider of website traffic intelligence, Similarweb enables you to discover what’s really happening online. Our data acts as an indicator for which websites, regions, and categories are receiving the most traffic and will need to scale their order fulfillment. 

 

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Procurement teams in logistics are frequently faced with challenges such as a demand for rapid spot bidding, particularly across ocean and air freight. Sourcing optimization empowers professionals in transportation sourcing to make better decisions about selecting carriers and suppliers that balance cost, reliability, and other important factors such as incumbency, alternate routes, and CO2 emissions. The solution can easily address a wide range of its logistics spend needs and usually generates 100%+ ROI after just one sourcing event. To help transport procurement teams better build the business case for sourcing optimization, get this 27-page guide that includes case studies, practical checklists, and internal worksheets to help with your assessment and evaluation.

 

 

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Are you looking for ultimate transparency for your time-critical shipments? In Airspace’s latest white paper, learn about the key issues that hospitals and laboratories face when transporting critical medical specimen shipments, and how shipping automation has prevented devasting delays for customers.  

 

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In March 2020, the novel coronavirus disrupted communities, commerce,
industry and our way of life. We have yet to realize the full impact the virus
will have on the future of business. One thing that has become clear is that
business continues to move, and there’s no industry where that is more
important than logistics.

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In recent years, the trucking industry has seen an influx of new technologies that promise an alternative to the existing annual RFP for truckload capacity. Adoption of those new approaches to truckload procurement have seen fits and starts as the industry has alternated between periods of tight and loose capacity. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly shifted the supply chain, upending shippers’ transportation plans and accelerating their search for new alternatives to traditional transportation planning and procurement. To read more please click on the download button.