Topic: Miscellaneous

Holiday Shipping for Vendors: What You Need to Know

The holiday shipping season can be wrought with challenges for brands that are not prepared. Peak season and holiday shipping impacts can hit the logistics industry as early as August, lasting through early January. The duration of peak season naturally spells tighter capacity and higher rates as shipping volumes increases. This is especially true in […]

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Walmart OTIF Requirements for Suppliers Increases to 98 Percent

Walmart, often known for being the first mover in the world of retail compliance, is again upping its on-time, in-full (OTIF) standards for brands working with the big-box giant.  Now suppliers must meet a 98% OTIF rate to stay in compliance. Those that cannot hit these requirements will face a fine of 3% of the […]

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How to Keep Your Freight from Freezing: What Shippers Need to Know

Winter equates to more than just tricky-to-navigate roadways. Its arrival brings cold weather for much of the US and requires shippers to take steps to protect from freeze with their freight.   Although liquids are especially vulnerable, other products can be susceptible to damage without taking proper precautions to protect them in transit. Not doing so […]

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Begin Prepping for Peak Season to Offset Freight Disruption

Peak season is in full swing, in what was an already challenging year for the world of freight. With a few major holidays still left on the calendar, it is time to begin prepping your organization for holiday shipping. Peak season and its effects typically begin in the fall, lasting through early January. The period […]

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Sustainable Logistics Practices Can Serve as a Differentiator for CPG Brands

Sustainability is an often-discussed concept that can be a reliable source of differentiation for CPG manufacturers. Consumers have demonstrated that products must do more than satisfy their demands for a particular good. Shoppers now want to purchase from brands that are congruent with their personal values. And sustainability has become a standout issue for many US […]

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The Top 5 Logistics Technology Trends to Watch

Technology is currently being rapidly integrated across every business sector with logistics undoubtedly being no exception.   Many think of its application in the supply chain as a one-size-fits-all solution to industry issues; however, that is often a futuristic hope than a current snapshot.  Where technological trends have the most significant impact in today’s logistics landscape is pragmatic productivity and performance visibility […]

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Most Popular US Food Trends

COVID-19 has shuffled domestic food and beverage consumption trends, accelerating some and disrupting others. Following its widespread arrival in March, population mobility waned considerably as much of the population was in lockdown. To determine the pandemic’s impact on US consumers, our team of CPG-focused logistics professionals analyzed the percentage change in shipping volume for several […]

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Why Collect Shipping Doesn’t Work for CPG Brands

Collect shipping or customer pick-up (CPU) delivery options are an often promising solution for brands working with large, nationwide retailers.  While it may seem like a good idea, surrendering control of your supply chain in any way can cost your organization in potential fines, fees, and inefficiencies.  Before we dive into why retaining control of your supply […]

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Visibility and Control Critical for Supply Chain Success in Post-COVID Retail Environment

he CPG brands that emerged unscathed from COVID-induced commerce changes, 2018 conditions, and recent natural disasters can all cite commonalities that have enabled supply chain success—control and visibility.  But what do supply chain control and visibility look like?   Zipline Logistics’ President and Co-Founder, Andrew Lynch, recently discussed the topics in-depth to a group of CPG […]

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Zipline Logistics Celebrates 2020 Top Carrier Partners with 10/4 Day Holiday

(Columbus, Ohio) – Zipline Logistics is again celebrating its valued carrier partners on “10/4 Day”—a holiday the company coined in 2016 to recognize top trucking companies in the logistics provider’s network. “This year is especially critical to recognize the hard work of our outstanding carrier partners,” says Walter Lynch, CEO of Zipline Logistics. “COVID-19 has highlighted […]

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Q4 2020 Freight Market Update: Preparing for 2020 Peak Season

The past three quarters have been anything but typical for the freight market and the domestic economy at-large. It has been a tale of two extremes for much of 2020. The arrival of COVID-19 sent freight volumes skyrocketing to keep up with panic buying at retailers nationwide. That short-lived burst was then followed by a […]

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Join Zipline President and Co-Founder Andrew Lynch for The 3PL of the Future Webinar

Columbus, Ohio — When most picture the logistics industry or 3PL of the future, they think of automated self-driving vehicles or package delivering drones. While these may be in-store someday, these lofty advancements currently remain more aspirational than tangible. Despite being a long way off from a complete infrastructure overhaul, transformation is still happening at […]

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