The Monthly Manifest: December Edition
Counting Down to the Launch of Logixboard Bookings
Solutions Engineer at Logixboard
Working in shipping and logistics for the past decade, I’ve seen a lot of change in the industry over the years. From my time as a consultant at OrangeLime Consulting to becoming a solutions engineer at Logixboard, tech on the market for freight forwarders has advanced exponentially. As we get closer to launching our Bookings feature, I’m really excited to be a part of this next push to move our industry forward.
This upcoming feature has tremendous value for both forwarders and shippers. By providing a single platform to coordinate and finalize bookings, we’re making it much easier to find the best option for the shipper while eliminating the back-and-forth.
You can learn more about what this new feature means for you in our latest webinar: Logixboard U: Introducing Bookings
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WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND THE WORLD
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Amazon is adding a supply-chain management service to its web services business, jumping into an increasingly competitive technology field as companies try to get tighter control of the flow of goods from factories to consumers.
U.S. manufacturing orders in China are down 40%. As the Federal Reserve and other central banks around the world attempt to fight inflation by raising interest rates and cooling the economy, there is a significant risk that a slowdown in demand turns into a recession.
The worst of the global chip shortage has likely passed. There are now signs that the worst of the semiconductor drought is subsiding. But rather than having solved the problem, chipmakers are facing a slump in demand due to the worsening state of the global economy.
- UPS and FedEx are prepared for a surge in holiday shopping, but also the potential for any weakness in consumer demand and e-commerce. ShipMatrix’s forecast of 90 million packages per day means the increased capacity built into the logistics network, from UPS to FedEx, Amazon, and the U.S. Postal Service could be as much as 20% unused.
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