DC Velocity - Online truck brokerageConvoy has rolled out the latest version of a software product that helps shippers avoid booking their freight through the volatile and expensive spot market by generating a real-time index of carriers with available capacity, the firm said July 31. Seattle-based Convoy has been testing its Dynamic Backup product through pilot projects with several shippers and...

Indianapolis Business Journal - Revenue growth FY 2015 to 2017: 62% Unified commerce: EnVista has maintained what co-founder and principal John Stitz calls “steady and consistent growth over the years,” and the company’s attention to unified commerce solutions is a big reason why. Unified commerce enables shoppers to buy, receive and return items anywhere and retailers to be able to fulfill orders efficiently. “This...

Retail TouchPoints - As physical and digital commerce converge, the brands dominating and thriving in the market are those optimally engaging customers, meeting their expectations and delivering consistent, stellar, personalized brand experiences across the enterprise. Expanding channels, marketplaces and consumer expectations are also pressuring manufacturers and distributors to both improve fulfillment and service levels for their retail clients,...

DC Velocity - The speed of today’s supply chains, coupled with macro behaviors, are causing organizations to seriously consider incentive compensation as part of their overall associate compensation strategies. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that warehousing jobs experienced year-over-year uptick in the number of quits, making it one of the top industries having to cope and plan for...

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...