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Technology To Determine the Winner of Cross-Border e-Commerce

Technology is making the world go around faster and more efficiently. Indeed, there are numerous software solutions and platforms to assist exporters and importers manage the complicated world of cross-border trade.   One such platform that has caught the attention of the logistics market is that of Alibaba’s OneTouch when it announced that Maersk, CMA CGM […]

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The Dynamic APAC Forwarding Market

Logistics Trends & Insights along with Mike King & Associates are pleased to announce the APAC Forwarding Index. This unique index will measure monthly sentiment from forwarders, logistics providers, carriers, shippers and more that does business within Asia-Pacific and by way of international freight movements. Month-to-month changes in international air and ocean by North America, […]

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The Focal Point of Amazon’s Logistics Network – Fulfillment by Amazon

Will Amazon compete against the likes of DHL, FedEx and UPS is one of the most talked about questions in the market. The Big 3 is certainly feeling Amazon’s presence throughout the world but instead of intentionally competing directly against them, Amazon is ensuring its customers and sellers are taken care of first. At the […]

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6 Ways a CMMS Makes Warehouse Management Safer, Faster & Better

Whether you are managing the warehouse of a manufacturing plant or handling materials at a distribution center, when several crucial tasks are to be taken care of manually, incorporating a computerized maintenance management system makes your work easy and efficient. A CMMS is designed to automate every single task in an increasingly complex supply chain […]

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FedEx & Walgreens Partner Up for Pickups and Deliveries

FedEx and Walgreens Boots Alliance signed a multi-year deal in which upwards of 8,000 Walgreens stores will serve as points of service delivery. This means that drop off and pick up of pre-packaged and pre-labeled items will be available at almost Walgreens stores by the fall of 2018. The partnership is similar to one that […]

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The Fate of Forwarders as Alibaba and Maersk Team Up

Maersk began using Alibaba’s OneTouch booking website to reserve space on its vessels in late December. Acquired in 2010, OneTouch targets small and medium-sized Chinese exporters with online services such as customs clearance and logistics. It also allows them to book air freight and parcel delivery services and supports Alibaba’s business-to-business marketplace. The Maersk/Alibaba services […]

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Logistics TI Top Blog Posts for 2016

Throughout this final week of 2016, we’ve counted down the top 10 blog posts on Twitter. In case you missed any of them, here’s a recap starting with #10…. The Changing Warehousing and Distribution Center – Technically this post was written in December, 2015 but it has remained in the top 10 posts throughout 2016. […]

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North America’s Second Largest Truckload Provider to Go Public in 2017

Why would an 80 plus year-old privately held US truckload provider decide to issue an IPO? Maybe it plans to grow into new geographies or expand new services? Perhaps the company is eyeing bigger acquisitions? Maybe to both but the official line is “to facilitate continuity of controlling ownership of Schneider by the future generations […]

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2016 US Freight Year in Review

Mixed news for the 2016 US freight market for most of the year; however, the year looks to end on a positive note for many modes of transport. The economy continued to gain momentum as the contentious US presidential election was finally settled in November. Through November, East Coast ports benefited from the expanded Panama […]

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US Inventory Levels Trend Down As 2016 Comes to a Close

A promising trend is emerging as US inventories fell for the month of October. Albeit the decline was small, the fact the trend has been ongoing since we last reviewed the US Census Bureau data in a previous blog post, Managing Inventory Levels, a Competitive Advantage, possibly means a good first quarter 2017 for the […]

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