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DHL Expands U.S. Footprint Alongside Global Trade Growth

DHL has been expanding its locations around the world to keep up with growing e-commerce and international trade demand — and its most recent expansion in southern California has doubled its intake capacity in Ontario, the company says. [more]


Making Sure the Last (Cross-Border) Mile Doesn’t Hurt Your Business

Making Sure the Last (Cross-Border) Mile Doesn’t Hurt Your Business

Northbound shipments to Canada are strong, and growing, with e-commerce leading the way. [more]


Q&A: FedEx Finds Unexpected Benefits From New Fuel Technologies

Each business day, FedEx serves over 220 countries and territories with more than 600 aircraft as well as more than 190,000 on-road and off-road vehicles, which includes around 132,000 company-owned vehicles. The shipping company, which has $60 billion-plus in revenue, operates on an immense scale.[more]


Opinion: How to Make the Most of the Canadian E-Commerce Boom

The fight is on for domination of the Canadian e-commerce market, and it’s a significant and burgeoning opportunity. [more]


Customs Regs: A Necessary Evil, or The Key to Competitive Advantage?

Customs Regs: A Necessary Evil, or The Key to Competitive Advantage?

How those burdensome Customs rules and regulations imposed on importers and exporters can make companies more competitive and efficient.[more]


Q&A: Innovations in Last-Mile Delivery

Q&A: Innovations in Last-Mile Delivery

Conversations with supply-chain executives how about how they are addressing the biggest challenges in fulfilling e-commerce orders to consumers today.[more]


Retail, Grocery Execs Gather This Month to Discuss Industry Innovations in Logistics

Retail, Grocery Execs Gather This Month to Discuss Industry Innovations in Logistics

The retail and grocery verticals have undergone enormous transformation in the past ten years, and Home Delivery World USA 2018 apprises industry attendees of such developments as drones, augmented reality, innovations in supply chain and grocery e-commerce.[more]


'Futureproof' Your Manufacturing and Supply Chain Operations at MODEX 2018

If anything is in constant flux, it is manufacturing and supply chain. MODEX 2018 is the best venue to showcase the services, products and solutions needed to meet the challenges these two vital areas face. [more]


Partnership – Not 'Vendorship' -- Prevents Disruption

Partnership – Not 'Vendorship' -- Prevents Disruption

The ability to reduce risk for companies that use 3PLs can be narrowed down to the type of relationship that exists between the two parties. Typically, companies opt for a "vendorship," in which they simply purchase a service at an optimal price. Ideally, they should have a partnership with their...[more]


Shipping Dangerous Goods Is About More Than Licking Labels and Kicking Boxes

Shipping Dangerous Goods Is About More Than Licking Labels and Kicking Boxes

110 people in 1996. Two pilots in 2010. Eight warehouse workers in a sort facility in 2014. 239 people in 2014. Each case, dangerous goods were or may have been involved. The value lost, immeasurable. Shipping dangerous goods is more than kicking boxes and licking labels. With over a million...[more]


Availability, Cost of Labor Drive New Ways of Thinking about DC Strategy

Availability, Cost of Labor Drive New Ways of Thinking about DC Strategy

The availability of labor (or lack thereof) is requiring us to think differently about network strategy and site selection. Distribution network strategy is no longer just about optimizing traditional costs (transportation, operating expense, fixed costs and capital). Today, when evaluating...[more]


Digital Disruptions Continue to Drive Retail Evolution

Digital Disruptions Continue to Drive Retail Evolution

Digital disruptions continue to play an important role in the evolution of retail. The dot-com era of the 1990s begets the dot-com bubble that burst to create the dot-com collapse. By 2003 the few dot-com survivors began playing an important role in retail. By 2010 e-commerce had reached a level of...[more]


Avoid Strategic Drift in Your 3PL Relationship with a Sound Governance Structure

Even the seemingly most aligned and value-enhancing 3PL relationships can falter badly if the parties fail to “keep up” with each other over the course of their agreement. I call this problem “strategic drift.” It’s a question of good governance, which includes regular communication and meeting...[more]


Blockchain Could Revolutionize the World of Supply Chain Management

Blockchain Could Revolutionize the World of Supply Chain Management

Blockchain, the technology underlying bitcoin, has some challenges to overcome. But the potential applications are so compelling, supply chain managers should quickly learn more about it and begin to conceptualize how it can be applied to their businesses. [more]


Logistics Will Drive Saudi Arabia's Post-Oil Era

As the Arabian Gulf region aims for a larger role in the global logistics market, which it is estimated will be worth $15.5tr by 2024, Saudi Arabia is upping its own logistics game and becoming a credible competitor to Dubai in the process. [more]


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