September 08, 2021

Sep 8, 2021

This August, the most interesting logistics articles from around the internet were hinting at the initial preparations of peak season 2021. There are multiple external variables having an effect on the upcoming peak season: US labor shortage, the end to federal unemployment assistance, containership bottlenecks in every international port, rising costs due to inflation. Make sure to follow USPack on LinkedIn to see these curated logistics articles in real time.

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Putting the Last Mile First // Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Prioritizing and strategically rethinking the last mile has the potential to deliver results that increase fulfillment options and ultimately improve the customers’ experience.

 

Cargo Van Manufacturers Take Advantage as the Last-Mile Delivery Industry Grows // Transport Topics

Cargo van demand in last mile has manufacturers seeing vans as an incubator for electric-powered vehicles.

 

Containership Bottleneck Nears Its February Record // Transport Topics

Shipping container vessels continue to wait for access to ports to unload. The wait time extends supply chain delays and eats into margins for importers, resulting in higher costs to the end consumer.

 

Peak season: Let the chaos commence // American Shipper, Freightwaves

Peak season is here! Retailers are building inventory for the upcoming holidays if they haven’t started already with the supply chain back logs.

 

Six Ways to Prepare for Bulky Order Delays // Supply Chain Brain

How do businesses prepare for bulky order delays during peak season this year? Well, one way is “Diversify your final mile strategy.” Get those orders moving and to the customer ASAP!

 

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USPack at Home Delivery World, Philly

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