The Friday Five: Ocean shipping just got easier for LSPs
LSPs have a new way to manage ocean cargo chaos, colleges are rethinking supply chain lesson plans, IKEA takes ocean shipping in its own hands, and Portland may stop being weird.
September 10, 2021

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Slync.io Introduces Booking and Allocation Management Solution

Slync.io Introduces Booking and Allocation Management Solution

Logistics service providers can dramatically accelerate ocean carrier booking processes to improve customer outcomes and overcome global freight chaos
September 08, 2021
Outdated booking and allocation processes are slowing down the supply chain

Outdated booking and allocation processes are slowing down the supply chain

Are you addressing the symptom or the disease behind global freight congestion? A look at how outdated processes like booking and allocation hurt LSPs.
June 28, 2021
The Friday Five: Investing in the e-commerce era

The Friday Five: Investing in the e-commerce era

E-commerce growth may have leveled off in recent months, but many are betting these new shopping habits are here to stay. And they’re putting money on it by investing in new distribution centers and technology. Modal trade-offs, autonomous trucks, and new supply chain regulations round out this week’s Friday Five!
June 11, 2021
The Friday Five: There’s more than one way to disrupt a supply chain

The Friday Five: There’s more than one way to disrupt a supply chain

Even when things are looking up for manufacturers, issues with suppliers and logistics are holding them back. And just in case you thought it was all related to COVID-19, we’ve found a number of ways to stop up supply chains in this week’s Friday Five!
June 04, 2021
The Friday Five: Is OTIF a myth?

The Friday Five: Is OTIF a myth?

Prolonged transit times and climbing rates have many beginning to wonder if on-time, in full shipments are a relic of the pre-COVID days. A look at this “never normal” era including pallet shortages and a soon-to-be wider Suez Canal in this week’s Friday Five!
May 21, 2021
The Friday Five: How tariffs, technology and resources are changing the logistics industry

The Friday Five: How tariffs, technology and resources are changing the logistics industry

Even though we’re witnessing historic demand for Asian exports, it appears that the recent U.S.-China trade war has started to reshape global sourcing and logistics. And we’re not out of the woods yet when it comes to container pricing and capacity constraints.
May 14, 2021
The Friday Five: Summertime, and the shipping ain’t easy

The Friday Five: Summertime, and the shipping ain’t easy

There’s no rest for global logistics this summer as all projections point to continued headaches with the price and availability of freight. We dive deeper and explore how outside effects continue to push LSPs to adapt in this Friday Five.
May 07, 2021
The Friday Five: Can logistics lead the way?

The Friday Five: Can logistics lead the way?

As the world celebrates Earth Day, we take a look at how two industries near and dear to our hearts are working to apply practical approaches to the global reduction of emissions. We also look ahead to the expansion of the logistics industry and job opportunities it can bring.
April 23, 2021
The Friday Five: Want your containers back? That’ll be $1 billion

The Friday Five: Want your containers back? That’ll be $1 billion

Queue your Dr. Evil impressions, if you were hoping to see any items stowed on the Ever Given, it’s going to cost you almost $1 billion. Elsewhere in the industry, meteorologists predict a challenging Atlantic hurricane season in 2021, and we have a conversation on FreightWaves’ stackd podcast to talk about the human side of digital transformation.
April 16, 2021