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Freight Rates Are Spiking Upward

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Jul 7, 2021 9:53:05 AM

The higher shipping costs have been sparked by a combination of factors, including soaring demand amid stimulus money, saturated ports, and too few ships, dockworkers and truckers. The problems are too broad to be remedied by any short-term fix and are creating ripple effects across U.S. and International supply chains.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Third Party Logistics, Freight Bill Auditing, Transportation News, Reducing Freight Rates, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, Logistics News, Industry Trends, Technology

Beware Of Cargo Thieves This Holiday Weekend

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Jun 30, 2021 8:48:20 AM

Supply chain professionals are looking forward to a much-deserved extended weekend during the Fourth of July holiday. However, CargoNet, an industry cargo security firm, reports that extended business closures can create an advantageous operating environment for cargo thieves. For the past five years, the firm has analyzed cargo theft data in the United States and Canada from July 1 to July 7and found 130 cargo theft events in 27 different states, with theft most common in Texas, California, and Florida.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Third Party Logistics, Intermodal Freight, Logistics Business, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, 3D Printing, Logistics News, Industry Trends, Technology

Assessing The Domestic Labor Market

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Jun 23, 2021 3:45:37 PM

There are several factors contributing to the U.S. labor shortage. It has to be considered that generous unemployment compensation, both state and federal, has had a significant affect upon labor availability. It is understandable to invoke a government funded financial support program during a pandemic. But there is debate over the federal extended unemployment benefits.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Third Party Logistics, Freight Bill Auditing, Intermodal Freight, Reducing Freight Rates, Logistics Business, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, 3D Printing, Logistics News, Industry Trends, Technology, Big Data

Supply Chain Challenges After Covid

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Jun 14, 2021 3:03:42 PM

The Corona pandemic has had a profound impact on worldwide commerce and adjusting to the new normal will be critical in your company’s market placement planning. The complexly of the intertwined nature of a global supply chain is sensitive to disruptions in any part of the network. Trauma in one area has a trickle-out affect through the entire network.

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Third Party Logistics, Freight Bill Auditing, Intermodal Freight, Transportation News, Reducing Freight Rates, Logistics Business, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, 3D Printing, Logistics News, Industry Trends, Technology

5G Will Significantly Speed The Supply Chain

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Jun 8, 2021 6:18:46 PM

We are hearing about 5G everywhere these days. What does it mean and how will it affect our industry? 5G is the 5th generation mobile network. It is a new global wireless standard after 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G networks. 5G enables a new kind of network that is designed to connect virtually everyone and everything together including machines, objects, and devices.

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Topics: Third Party Logistics, Freight Bill Auditing, Intermodal Freight, Transportation News, Logistics Business, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, Industry Trends, Technology, Big Data

Capacity And Cost Outlook For 2021

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Jun 2, 2021 9:20:10 AM

The global impact of Covid-19 continues to impact the Logistics industry. Increasing demand and a looming labor shortage is forcing freight rates up and capacity down. Persistent labor shortage, particularly for warehousing and distribution, is slowing supply chain and logistics activities. Regardless of specific mode, the warehousing and distribution environment appears to be a common issue for many freight operators right now. 

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Topics: Supply Chain Management, Intermodal Freight, Transportation News, Reducing Freight Rates, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, 3D Printing, Logistics News, Industry Trends, Technology

3PL Science May Now Be More Critical Than Ever

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on May 26, 2021 10:55:49 AM

Ever since the term “Logistics” replaced the “Transportation” business it has become more complicated. Today it is indeed a science. With the cataclysmic rise of e-commerce around the globe, innovative capabilities for last-mile delivery, reverse logistics, warehousing and technology will all be increasingly important. Investing in new capabilities is complicated, which makes finding the right third-party logistics providers for your needs more essential than ever.

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Topics: Freight Bill Auditing, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, Logistics News

Digital Supply Chain Implementation; First Steps

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on May 20, 2021 9:55:46 AM

The digital supply chain has been in some form of patient implementation for several years. Covid changed that pace and ramped up implementation.

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Topics: Third Party Logistics, Freight Bill Auditing, Logistics News

There Is Reason For Economic Optimism

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on May 13, 2021 9:19:50 AM

Economic Outlook for 2021

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Topics: Third Party Logistics, Intermodal Freight, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, Logistics News

Economic Indicators Give Reason For Optimism

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on May 6, 2021 7:15:06 AM

The U.S. economy is improving after the destruction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This cautiously positive outlook is based on experts' reviews of the key economic indicators, including gross domestic product (GDP), unemployment, and inflation. Analysts also have taken a hard look at interest rates, oil and gas prices, jobs, and the impact of climate change.

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Topics: Third Party Logistics, Freight Bill Auditing, Logistics News