Friday Five

Friday Five

The Friday Five: Welcome to perpetual peak season—better buckle up!

The past 18 months have illustrated that ocean freight will continue to be unpredictable, but there is hope. More on emerging priorities for shippers and LSPs, supply chain diversity, Uber Freight's surprise acquisition, and more in this week’s Friday Five!
July 22, 2021
Friday Five

The Friday Five: Adding the human element to digital supply chains

Digital supply chains create a lot of data. Big, messy data. And technology alone can't solve the problem. Logistics orchestration requires a human touch.
July 15, 2021
Friday Five

The Friday Five: Ever Given on the move has me singing Etta James

When Etta James penned “At Last,” I bet she didn’t think it would be tied to the freeing of a 20,000 TEU ship. Yet, here we are. Finally, the Ever Given has been cleared to continue to its next port of call after an undisclosed settlement between the Suez Canal Authority and ship owners and insurers. Learn more about the Ever Given, DHL Express new investments, Trans-Pacific capacity, Biden Administration issuing executive orders and shipping challenges for perishable food importers in today’s Friday Five!
July 9, 2021
Friday Five

The Friday Five: A hot take on logistics from Alexander the Great

Logisticians have long paid the price when things don't go as planned. Hopefully not as dire as in Alexander the Great’s days, but times are tough for LSPs and they don’t seem to be letting up.
July 2, 2021
Friday Five

The Friday Five: Global supply chain chaos means $11 billion is still a rough day at the office

Amazon Prime Day took center stage this week, illustrating how the continued chaos in ocean freight is slowing down global supply chains. A deeper dive into Amazon’s Prime Day, Elon Musk, DP World and Virgin Hyperloop interest in container transport, and other news that is impacting global trade in this week's Friday Five!
June 25, 2021
Friday Five

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
Friday Five

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 4, 2021
Friday Five

The Friday Five: Lions, Tigers, and Acquisitions, Oh My!

A new wave of acquisitions kicked off this week with Danish logistic provider DSV acquiring Agility’s Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) making them one of the largest 3PLs in the world. A deeper dive into the acquisitions, the economic impact of deepening ports and the role of technology in supply chain transformation all in this week’s Friday Five!
June 1, 2021
Friday Five

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

Industry Insights

Industry Insights

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
Industry Insights

Leveraging orchestration to overcome global logistics inefficiencies

Global logistics has inherent challenges. Tapping into the hidden potential of your people and data can unlock the ability for logistics orchestration.
June 23, 2021
Industry Insights

WACO Members to Benefit from Digital Logistics Processes with

The WACO System (WACO) has appointed award-winning global logistics software as a service company as an Associate Vendor Member
May 12, 2021
Industry Insights Among Top Logistics IT Providers in 2021

The logistics automation solutions provider was included in Inbound Logistics’ annual listing of top logistics technology firms
April 26, 2021
Industry Insights Expands Leadership Team, Adding Paul Pessutti as Chief Revenue Officer

Paul Pessutti, a software and logistics industry veteran, has joined as its new Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer
April 5, 2021
Industry Insights

Two Leaders Recognized as 2021 Pros to Know

Two leaders, Nikolaus Sievers and Richard Lopez, are named “2021 Pros To Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive
March 16, 2021
Industry Insights

Slync Tees Up Partnership with Professional Golfer Erik van Rooyen, a global leader in logistics operating process and system orchestration for global logistics providers and shippers, expands its investment in the world of professional golf, announcing its newest partnership with European and PGA Tour professional, Erik van Rooyen. 
March 4, 2021
Industry Insights

Dallas Stars Announce as Official Logistics Partner

Dallas Stars announce official logistics partnership with, a technology innovator in logistics process automation and system orchestration
March 3, 2021
Industry Insights Announces $60 Million Series B with lead investment from Goldman Sachs Growth, a global leader in logistics operating process and system orchestration for global logistics providers and shippers, today announced the closing of its $60 million Series B funding round.
February 3, 2021