Current forces in the consumer economy are driving significant change and development in reverse logistics. Reverse logistics, as part of an integrated logistics support system, is now considered a vitally essential component of any successful supply chain. Whether your reverse logistics is managed in-house or through a 3PL partner, a sound reverse logistics strategy can minimize waste and maximize its positive impact on the environment, society and the way your brand connects with your customer
Flexible omnichannel strategies are vital as retailers scramble to meet consumers’ growing e-commerce demand. As that demand has continued to skyrocket, retail shippers are now making significant investments in growing their logistics capabilities beyond store-based delivery. From small retail shippers to large nationwide chains, the industry has had to rapidly adapt to the increasing demand. while e-commerce has been propelling to an all-time high.
Do electric vehicles have a significant future in freight? Despite a recent study, which demonstrates that current real-world refueling costs for electric vehicles is greater than that of gas vehicles, many experts are convinced that electric freight vehicles and electric light commercial vehicles have a real future in the logistics industry. Some analysts predict that in ten to fifteen years, roughly one-third of all commercial vehicles will have either hybrid or full electric power.
Will the logistics industry meaningfully reduce its roughly 7% contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions? Sustainability has gained traction over the last several decades. Ideas about sustainability and the human impact on the environment that may have been dismissed by the general public decades ago are now commonplace. Today it’s not out of the ordinary to see a hybrid car parked in the parking lot next to you or a neighbor’s house w
As 2021 churns along its choppy waters many shippers are searching for a logistics solution that positions them at the helm of a well-prepared vessel, steering in the right direction. In a world of increasing uncertainty, what worked prior to COVID-19 is not necessarily optimal now. Many of today’s shippers choose to outsource their logistics needs and nurture a mutually beneficial relationship with a logistics partner who provides flexible logistics solutions to meet their customers&rsquo
6 Essential Factors to Consider for Successful Peak Planning in 2021 No peak season is the same. Supply chain professionals know this. Whether in sourcing and manufacturing, fulfillment and distribution, or first mile, middle mile, or final mile logistics, we supply chain professionals face uncertainty and difficult decisions with every year. This will almost certainly be the case when planning for peak season 2021, as we discern each riddle and try to solve them one by one.
During the past year and beyond, our society has endured the irony of living both connected and disconnected. Technology allows us more ways than ever to be “connected”; radio, television, phone, the internet, social media. However, many of us continue to be disconnected physically. We long for the times when we were together with family, friends, and loved ones. The same is true of our business and working lives. Virtual meetings ha
Wearable technology has been helping people overcome limitations in the world of fiction for years, but the wearable technologies of our imagination are rapidly becoming reality. Nowhere is this truer than in the logistics industry. The latest generation of wearable tech is helping shippers save money and increase fulfillment accuracy by increasing efficiencies throughout the fulfillment process. Shippers should be interested in the latest logistics technology trends because when fulfillment cen