Transport Topics - Surging Class 8 orders in June rushed past 42,000 units as fleets and dealers scrambled to get in line for 2019 production since clogged backlogs and supply chain disruptions have largely choked off the chance of getting a new truck this year. ACT Research Co. said June orders hit 42,200, up 133% from a year earlier...

Supply Chain Dive - News of Amazon recruiting small businesses with “little to no logistics experience” for last-mile delivery services threw the news media and stock market into a tizzy. The e-commerce giant announced its plan Thursday to provide entrepreneurs with Amazon-branded uniforms and delivery vans along with thousands of dollars in reimbursement to fulfill last-mile deliveries, citing high consumer demand and...

PARCEL Magazine - During the holiday season, there is always a mad dash by retailers to have the best promotions to lure in customers. In more recent years, that opportunity has moved more and more towards e-commerce and away from the traditional brick and mortar stores. As a result, the pressure has been on large parcel carriers to not only...

Supply Chain Management Review - Transportation is transportation. Not much change there except for the talk about autonomous trucks, right? Well, not exactly. Especially if you’re taking a look at the NextGen evolution of transportation management systems (TMS). The software doesn’t manage the warehouse, pick orders or do tactical or strategic planning in the supply chain today.

Supply Chain World - Five years ago, choosing a best-of-breed warehouse management system (WMS) over an enterprise resource planning (ERP) WMS was commonplace for companies with multiple sales channels. As the functionality of ERP WMS systems continue to evolve, companies are considering ERP WMS systems.

PARCEL Magazine - It's easy to understand why parcel shippers might want to use a regional carrier; they usually offer flexible pickup windows, faster transit times, and lower transportation and accessorial cost. And while a regional carrier can absolutely provide these advantages, shippers need to consider the following items before they take business away from their national carrier.

DC Velocity - German software giant SAP SE today released the latest update to its customer relationship management (CRM) business suite—called C/4HANA—that it said will help users to serve and retain their customers by balancing the competing demands of product customization and data privacy.