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The Capstone Blog

Your resource for the latest supply chain industry insights, best practices, and news about warehousing, logistics, transportation, and technology.

Key Insights from Capstone on RILA and MODEX 2024
Plan for Peak Periods with These Insider Tips
Improve operations and cut costs with Full Service Warehouse Management
Navigating the Tides of Reverse Logistics: Insights from Capstone for This Returns Season
Capstone Recap of the 2023 Southern Automotive Conference
Balancing Cost and Control: The Future of Warehouse Management
Fear Not This Holiday Peak Season: Addressing 5 Key On-Demand Workforce Challenges
5 Key Concepts for Enhancing Your Last Mile Strategy
Efficient Logistics Management: In-House vs. Outsourced Operations Execution
Overcoming Labor Challenges for Peak Season Success
Leveraging Operations Data and Insights for Effective Warehouse Management
Five Pain Points of Relying on Warehouse Staffing Agencies
Last Mile Solution Reduces Delivery Costs & Improves Customer Experience for Major Grocery Chains
In an Uncertain Economy, Warehouse Contingency Labor Keeps Productivity High and Costs Low
Solve Your Warehouse Worker Shortage with a Labor-Only Strategy
How to Reduce Dwell Time with Digital Payments
How to Improve Last Mile Strategies with Outsourcing
How Shippers Can Rise To The Challenge in 2022
Cargo Theft Spikes During Holiday Season: How to Prepare
Coping with Ongoing Supply Chain Labor Shortages
Does Your 3PL Have a Cost-Plus Culture?
A Challenging Peak Shipping Season Ahead
Hurricane Season 2021: It’s Time to Prepare Your Supply Chain
2021 Mid-Year Trends in Logistics
4 Ways to Combat the Warehouse Labor Shortage
Supply Chain Safety: Loading Docks, Trucking, and Last Mile
2021 International Roadcheck is Almost Here: What to Expect
Spring Freight Rates and Trends
Shipping During Produce Season: Trends to Watch as Capacity Tightens
Capstone Partners with PA Health Systems to Transport COVID-19 Vaccines & Tests
Grocery Retailers Rethink Ecommerce Strategies as Pandemic Abates
Logistics Outlook: 3 Areas to Watch as 2021 Unfolds
Logistics Update: Challenges in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
6 Ways to Prepare Your Warehouse for a Surge in Returns This Holiday Season
How the Supply Chain is Preparing for a Pandemic Winter
4 Ways to Thank Truck Drivers
Vendor Compliance Programs Resume As Volumes Normalize After COVID-19 Surge
Carrier Rate Trends in Q4 and Beyond
5 Ways Carriers Benefit From Contract Logistics
Boost Efficiency and Reduce Costs with Drop Trailer Programs
Celebrating Black Lives in Transportation
What You Need in a Direct Store Delivery Partner
Pandemic Effects on the Supply Chain—and How to Make a Difference
April Trends: How Coronavirus Continues to Impact Supply Chains
Easter Candy Sales and the Confectionary Supply Chain [Infographic]
COVID-19 Update: Impacts on Freight Flows
How Will 3D Printing Impact Supply Chain?
Why Fast Carrier Payments Matter
5 Trucking Industry Regulations to Begin in the New Year
2020 Outlook: 4 Trends to Impact Supply Chains
5 Ways to Get More from the Shipping RFP Process
The Carrier Cash Flow Problem: Can Technology Help?
What’s Behind All the Trucking Company Closures?
3 Ways to Mitigate the Rising Costs of Last Mile Delivery
The 2019 ELD Deadline That No One is Talking About
Women in Trucking: A Change for the Better
Reverse Logistics by the Numbers
Rising Diesel Prices Make Green the New Black for Shippers
Drop Trailer Programs: When They Make Sense for Shippers
Trend Watch 2019: Length-of-haul Shift Reshapes Trucking
Spring Awakening in the Supply Chain: 4 Rate Indicators to Watch
Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning, and Ai in a Nutshell
5 Things to Know When Shipping to Canada
Super Bowl Sunday Is a Win for Retail No Matter the Outcome
2019 Trends in Logistics: Rise of the Machines and More
CPG Manufacturers and the Private-label Boom
Lessons from Underdogs: How to Level the Playing Field & Win the Logistics Game
Reduce Empty Miles and Everyone Wins
Online Grocery Shopping Is Here: Are You Ready to Compete?
How to Describe Logistics to Your Family Over the Holidays
Truck Driving and Staying Fit on the Road
The Cold Storage Shortage: a Critical Look Ahead for Shippers
2018 Holiday Season Capacity Outlook
2018 Intermodal Crunch: Peak Season Advice for Shippers
Back-to-school: 3 Ways Shippers Make the Grade
5 Ways Mindful Driving Helps Truckers Keep Fuel Costs Down
Trend Watch 2018: 4 Fresh Challenges for the Cold Chain
3 Trends Changing The Cpg Industry
Driver Shortage: Know the Facts [Infographic]
Dwelling on the Dwell Time Problem: Save Money, Save Lives
Addressing America’s Truck Parking Problem
FSMA: Do You Know What You Are Responsible For?
ELD Enforcement: 4 Things To Know By April 1
Reducing Transportation Costs With Vendor Conversion
The Future of Trucking Trends
Are You Prepared For A Big Produce Season In 2018?
4 Hidden Costs of Truck Bottlenecks and Road Congestion
Contract Rates in 2018: Adjusting to the New Reality
ELDS Increase Demand for Team Drivers: 4 Ways to Mitigate Risk and Expense
What Carriers Want: 5 Characteristics of a “Broker of Choice”
Logistical Challenges: 7 Ways to Get Ahead of Winter Weather
E-Log Mandate: Early Enforcement Update
E-commerce Delivery Demands: Overcoming Short Lead Times
3 More Ways to Leverage the Blockchain in Logistics 
Shippers Have a Critical Role in Driver Retention
3 Trucking Industry Innovations You Need to Know About
Contract Rates: What to Expect on 2018 RFP Responses
2017 Holiday Season Capacity Outlook: 5 Tips for Controlling Shipping Costs
Wake Up! Solutions for Fighting Driver Fatigue
The Tricky Logistics of Promotional Loads: 4 Things You Need in a Carrier
Stay Safe: 8 Tips To Ensure Loading Dock Safety
Walmart’s New OTIF Program: 5 Critical Steps to Avoiding Fines
Guest Post: 4 Ways to Retain Drivers in 2017 and Beyond
Blockchain May Be the Future of Food Safety
The Cost of Dwell Time Under the ELD Mandate
Tender Acceptance: 4 Ways to Keep Backup Carriers Ready and Willing
What Psychology Tells Us about Effective Supply Chain Relationships
5 Ways to Leverage the “Amazon Effect” in Logistics
Supply Chain Trends: 3 Expensive Reasons You Need Better Visibility
How To Successfully Recruit Millennial Truck Drivers
Carrier Q&A: Get to Know the Drivers on Your Shipments
Crash Course: Understanding the FSMA Sanitary Transportation Rule
Lessons in Cost Control: LTL Accessorials 101
How Produce Season Affects Rates & Capacity For All Shippers
The RFP Dating Game: 4 Ways to Know if Your 3PL is Compatible
Risky Business: Cyberattacks on the Food Supply
Food Safety: Don’t Let Transportation Be Your Downfall
Suppliers, Don’t Get Burned By Tight Delivery Windows & Steep Penalties At Big-box Retailers
3 Issues That Will Affect Transportation Pricing In 2017
Post-Holiday Spending: What Do Consumers Buy in January?
Foodie Revolution: How Millennials Are Challenging the Food Supply Chain
Ride-Sharing for Freight: Is Co-Loading Right for Your Business?
10 Quick and Dirty Tips for Vetting Your 3PL This RFP Season
Amazon’s Foray into Grocery: How Food & Beverage Retailers Can Stay Competitive
5 Halloween Costumes Only Shippers and Carriers Will Understand
Shippers, Are You Maximizing Drivers’ Hours Ahead of the ELD Mandate?
Cargo Theft Statistics & Prevention [Infographic]
Hanjin Bankruptcy: Supply Chain Impacts & Protective Steps
The Evolution of Truck Stops: From Way Stations to Travel Plazas
10 Tips for Getting through the Fall Shipping Season
5 Ways The Internet Of Things (Iot) Impacts The Food Supply Chain
U.S. Port Productivity: Can Metrics Reduce Congestion?
Holiday Supply Chain Preparations: a Year-round Endeavor
The Driver Shortage: Reality or Just Hype?
3 Ways Brexit Will Impact U.S. Supply Chains
Food Trends 2016: Shippers See Benefits and Barriers to Sourcing Local
FSMA Rules for Dummies
Game of Drones: A New Era in Logistics Is Coming
Hitting a Home Run during the Spring Shipping Surge
The Global Cold Chain is Hotter than Ever
How Data From E-logs Will Revolutionize the Supply Chain
Shipping During Produce Season: Surviving the Spring Capacity Crunch
Three Questions to Ask Your Transportation Service Providers About Food Safety
Are You Missing Out on the Capacity & Cost Savings of Intermodal? [Infographic]
Deadly Listeria Outbreaks: 5 Ways Food Companies Can Protect Themselves From Contamination
Why Blockchain Is A Game Changer For Supply Chain Management
The Shocking Truth about Food Loss & Waste in the Supply Chain
Winter Holiday Rush: Meeting Retail Inventory Needs in an Omni-Channel World
Trend Report: 5 Things Shaping Transportation and the Food Supply Chain
6 More Ways to Become a Shipper of Choice during a Capacity Crunch
5 Simple Steps to Avoid Costly Retail Chargebacks
On-demand Grocery Delivery: a Food Retailer’s Best Friend
6 Ways To Prepare For Seasonal Supply Chain Fluctuations
Vertical Integration: Expanding Your Success in the Food Chain
Why Food and Beverage Retailers Can No Longer Ignore E-commerce
5 Ways the Canadian National Railway Expansion Benefits the Supply Chain
Food Transport Safety: Are Your Shipments Safe From Temperature Violations?
Off-peak Delivery Benefits Carriers and Receivers
The Impact of Non-GMO Ingredients on the Supply Chain
Eliminating CSA Scores as Carrier Hiring Criteria
6 Steps Shippers Can Take to Attract Carriers and Secure Capacity
Seasonal Supply Chain: the Halloween Pop-up Craze
Reducing Risk in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
Raise a Glass: Successfully Navigating the Alcohol Supply Chain
All Aboard: Intermodal Is the Mode of the Future
Temperature-controlled Shipping: How to Avoid Damage and Find Capacity
Temperature-controlled Intermodal: Reducing Costs and Securing Capacity
Sweet Supply Chain: the Importance of Logistics on Valentine’s Day
Knowledge: the Key to Success in LTL Shipping
Prevent Cargo Theft: How to Prepare Your Supply Chain and Avoid Losses
Collaboration: the Key to Innovation in the Logistics Industry
Surviving the Holidays: 3 Tips for the Smart Retailer
Scary Supply Chain: the Logistics of Halloween
Driver Depression: Steering Away From Mental Health Issues
5 Steps To Obtaining Best-in-class Warehouse Performance
Valentine's Day Supply Chain by the Numbers
Drop Trailer Programs Benefit Both Shippers And Carriers