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3 Small Ways to Make Your Shipping More Sustainable 3 SMALL WAYS TO MAKE YOUR SHIPPING MORE SUSTAINABLE

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Apr 17, 2019

Top of mind for most companies right now, supply chain sustainability involves a broad scope of activities that start at the point of raw materials and finish when the final product arrives at the end user’s doorstep or dock. At all points along the way there are opportunities to work in a mor...

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The Future of Ocean Data Sharing and Visibility THE FUTURE OF OCEAN DATA SHARING AND VISIBILITY

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Apr 17, 2019

Over the past few years there have been many advancements in freight visibility technology, particularly in trucking. Those advancements are now making their way into other modes of transportation, including ocean transport. What factors are driving this trend? How are these advancements improving t...

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TOP 5 LOGISTICS TRENDS THAT ARE AFFECTING SHIPPING AND LOGISTICS IN 2019 TOP 5 LOGISTICS TRENDS THAT ARE AFFECTING SHIPPING AND LOGISTICS IN 2019

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Apr 15, 2019

VARIOUS TRENDS HAVE BEEN TAKING PLACE IN THE LOGISTICS AND SHIPPING INDUSTRY OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS AND THE EFFECTS OF THESE DRASTIC CHANGES ARE NOW BEING FELT.Below are some of the areas we wanted to shortlist and highlight that we, at MTS Logistics, feel are important to follow in the world of fr...

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RFP 2.0 – Improving the Shipper RFP experience RFP 2.0 – IMPROVING THE SHIPPER RFP EXPERIENCE

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Apr 11, 2019

In a three-part series, we are going to show a different approach for shippers to get the most out of their RFPs.  The RFP is a key part of the planning process for many high-volume shippers. The goal of the RFP is to help a shipper find the best carriers at the best prices, and — more im...

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Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How BLOCKCHAIN IS COMING TO TRANSPORTATION – HERE’S HOW

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Apr 11, 2019

The transportation industry has long discussed blockchain with a healthy dose of skepticism or has taken a wait-and-see approach to its adoption. But lately, we’ve started seeing more optimism and ideas for blockchain’s use, especially as it emerges as a possible solution to shipment vis...

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UPCOMING APPS COMING TO THE SHIPPING WORLD IN 2019 AND BEYOND UPCOMING APPS COMING TO THE SHIPPING WORLD IN 2019 AND BEYOND

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Apr 11, 2019

The shipping industry is notorious for being behind the times, but that stereotype may be challenged in the coming years. Around the world, new applications are being created and launched that will enhance the efficiency and efficacy of all things global transportation.

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How to Secure Your First Supply Chain or Logistics Job HOW TO SECURE YOUR FIRST SUPPLY CHAIN OR LOGISTICS JOB

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Apr 10, 2019

If you’re preparing to launch a new career in supply chain or logistics, it will help a lot to know how and where to look for a first job, which appointments can get you off the best start, and what qualifications will be most helpful in getting you into the profession.

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Key Takeaways Shippers Need To Know On Imo 2020 Regulations KEY TAKEAWAYS SHIPPERS NEED TO KNOW ON IMO 2020 REGULATIONS

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Apr 08, 2019

In the wake of a volatile year, shippers face another contract year vulnerable to market disruptions from all sides, whether from government, labor, or mother nature.The impact of anticipated factors, such as the international maritime organization (imo) 2020 initiative, and the full implementation ...

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2019 Top 50 Logistics Companies 2019 TOP 50 LOGISTICS COMPANIES

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Apr 08, 2019

Bigger is better. So says Brad Jacobs, CEO of XPO Logistics. And who can argue? XPO Logistics remains -firmly entrenched as the No. 1 logistics company in North America after a meteoric rise fueled by a string of high-profile acquisitions over the last eight years.“Logistics is the last large ...

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Redefining Logistics Management in a Digital World REDEFINING LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT IN A DIGITAL WORLD

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Apr 04, 2019

According to the 2017 MHI Annual Industry Report, released in April 2017, 80 percent of executives surveyed believe that digital supply chain will be the predominant model within five years. Sixteen percent think the era of the digital supply chain is already here.In today’s global, fast-paced...

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5 Technology Trends Poised to Transform Retail Supply Chains 5 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS POISED TO TRANSFORM RETAIL SUPPLY CHAINS

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Apr 04, 2019

Supply chain technology is entering a renaissance as retailers look to digital tools to transform nearly every aspect of operations. Nearly three-quarters of retailers report plans to digitize their supply chains as they seek to improve real-time visibility and responsiveness in an increasingly chal...

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The Importance of Inbound Logistics in Effective Freight Management Management THE IMPORTANCE OF INBOUND LOGISTICS IN EFFECTIVE FREIGHT MANAGEMENT MANAGEMENT

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Apr 04, 2019

The logistics industry is on track for significant changes in 2019. Consumer confidence and spending are up, and companies are enjoying the benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Unfortunately, failures to effectively manage inbound freight still exist, and freight costs are rising at record levels....

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How to ship internationally in 5 easy steps HOW TO SHIP INTERNATIONALLY IN 5 EASY STEPS

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Apr 03, 2019

UPS explains how to complete your international shipment in 5 easy steps, regardless of where you’re shipping to. Take the hassle out of sending packages worldwide.

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What you need to know before exporting WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE EXPORTING

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Apr 03, 2019

From choosing the right market to navigating customs, here’s a quick look at what you need to know before you start exporting. Get advice on international growth with UPS.

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The State of Inbound Logistics for Over-the-Road Freight Shippers THE STATE OF INBOUND LOGISTICS FOR OVER-THE-ROAD FREIGHT SHIPPERS

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Apr 01, 2019

The logistics industry is on track for significant changes in 2019. Consumer confidence and spending are up, and companies are enjoying the benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Unfortunately, failures to effectively manage inbound freight still exist, and freight costs are rising at record levels....

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Are You Ready for the Future of Trucking? ARE YOU READY FOR THE FUTURE OF TRUCKING?

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Apr 01, 2019

The entire transportation industry is undergoing a significant transformation. From self-driving vehicles, autonomous fleets and electric trucks, to artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and the gig economy—the future of trucking faces some big changes. Though, change doesn’t ha...

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Tips for Keeping Warehouses and Distribution Centers Safe, Compliant, and Productive TIPS FOR KEEPING WAREHOUSES AND DISTRIBUTION CENTERS SAFE, COMPLIANT, AND PRODUCTIVE

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Apr 01, 2019

As regulations change and warehouse requirements become more complex, partnering with an expert can help to ensure durable, cost effective, compliant storage rackWhile it was once common for the majority of warehouse managers to purchase standard storage racks that could be “quick-shipped&rdqu...

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Common Pitfalls to Avoid During Consolidated Warehouse Design COMMON PITFALLS TO AVOID DURING CONSOLIDATED WAREHOUSE DESIGN

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Mar 29, 2019

When speaking with a supply chain director recently, he explained some of the challenges his organization encountered during a recent warehouse consolidation design project. The conversation is just one of many we’ve recently had concerning new warehouse design.“Legally, it is one wareho...

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How Can Freight Forwarding Move Forward? HOW CAN FREIGHT FORWARDING MOVE FORWARD?

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Mar 28, 2019

We all know freight forwarding is a highly complex industry. Moving a single pallet of goods is a relay race that involves handoffs between myriad separate and largely disconnected logistics vendors. Incredibly, today this process is still handled mostly by email, phone, paper, and even fax.Adding t...

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Gravity Supply Chain Solutions: Mitigating the risks of trade wars and tariffs GRAVITY SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS: MITIGATING THE RISKS OF TRADE WARS AND TARIFFS

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Mar 28, 2019

As trade wars heat up, businesses need to protect their profit margins from increased tariffs. Gravity Supply Chain Solutions CEO, Graham Parker, explains how this can get achieved by digitising the supply chain.Optimism over an end to the trade war between the U.S. and China seems to have grown fur...

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5 Reasons Why Parcel Rapid Delivery is to Become the Shipping Standard for 2019 5 REASONS WHY PARCEL RAPID DELIVERY IS TO BECOME THE SHIPPING STANDARD FOR 2019

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Mar 27, 2019

Parcel rapid delivery is used to describe same-day and next-day delivery, but it actually implies any delivery requiring two or fewer days to complete. According to Chain Store Age, the value of rapid delivery is stark with most consumers willing to pay a premium for faster delivery of their package...

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5 Strategies to Use When You Can’t Find a Carrier to Take Your Shipment 5 STRATEGIES TO USE WHEN YOU CAN’T FIND A CARRIER TO TAKE YOUR SHIPMENT

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Mar 26, 2019

A truck broke down; a driver had to be diverted and isn’t going to be able to pick up your shipment on time; or, you’ve gone through your routing guide and haven’t heard back about your bid – now you’re scrambling to cover your load.Regardless of the cause, any of these...

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UPS Launches Revenue Drone Flights UPS LAUNCHES REVENUE DRONE FLIGHTS

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Mar 26, 2019

UPS and Matternet are beginning regular drone service at WakeMed hospital in Raleigh, NC. The daily flights will deliver medical samples to the hospital’s main lab for testing, reducing time in transit from hours by ground courier car to minutes by air.

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Operations in Flight: How Drones Are Revolutionizing Transportation and Logistics OPERATIONS IN FLIGHT: HOW DRONES ARE REVOLUTIONIZING TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS

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Mar 26, 2019

In the consumer sector, drones are revamping photography and providing a new hobby, among other uses. In the commercial sector, applications of drones are extensive, focusing on a variety of functions and industries. Equipped with enhanced functionality such as flight planning, GPS mapping, sensor t...

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What Is The Deal With Brexit For Suppliers? WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH BREXIT FOR SUPPLIERS?

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Mar 26, 2019

Brexit is potentially ending a little later than expected as European Union (EU) leaders recently agreed to a short delay for withdrawal. As of this week, the deadline is May 22 – a more nearly two-month delay from the initial deadline of March 29. This buildup has created a quagmire full of u...

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The Pros and Cons of Warehouse Digitization THE PROS AND CONS OF WAREHOUSE DIGITIZATION

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Mar 26, 2019

Technology has changed the business landscape in countless ways. Today, more and more consumers prefer to shop online instead of in retail stores, and distributors are racing to keep up with demand. Customers’ desire for fast delivery and package-tracking capabilities is also presenting wareho...

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6 Things We Know About Amazon 6 THINGS WE KNOW ABOUT AMAZON'S DRONE DELIVERY SERVICE (AND 4 WE DON'T)

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Mar 25, 2019

The year 2013 doesn’t feel like it’s all that far in the past, but to Amazon, it might as well be ancient history. That was before Alexa, before Whole Foods, long before HQ2. The company was certainly already a titan of industry, but it hadn’t quite yet achieved the world-conquerin...

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Women in Supply Chain and Logistics: Closing the Gender Gap WOMEN IN SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS: CLOSING THE GENDER GAP

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Mar 25, 2019

Research shows that women don’t get the same advancement opportunities and pay as their male counterparts in the world of supply chain and logistics. Many in the industry are looking to change this.But first, what exactly needs to be changed? Women in shipping and logistics face a range of cha...

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Truck Drivers – Unsung Heroes of the Supply Chain! TRUCK DRIVERS – UNSUNG HEROES OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN!

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Mar 24, 2019

Anywhere you go anywhere in the world you will find truck drivers delivering goods.  Roads and highways are filled with trucks of all shapes sizes.  Tractor trailers of all configurations are everywhere on the roads.If you are driving a car you may be annoyed by all of these trucks.  ...

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5 Questions Every Shipper Should Ask Before Adding A New Lane To Your Transportation Network 5 QUESTIONS EVERY SHIPPER SHOULD ASK BEFORE ADDING A NEW LANE TO YOUR TRANSPORTATION NETWORK

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Mar 21, 2019

Evaluating a new shipping lane comes with a lot of thought and planning. Here are five questions to ask yourself before you add a shipping lane to an existing transportation network.

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5 Common Logistics Technology Issues & Their Real Causes 5 COMMON LOGISTICS TECHNOLOGY ISSUES & THEIR REAL CAUSES

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Mar 21, 2019

More often than not, the problem goes beyond what meets the eye. A technology issue usually has an underlying cause that could easily have been avoided.Over the last two years, we have provided logistics tech support for over 266 businesses and collected data from 10,451 technology support requests ...

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Creating a More Ethical, Sustainable Supply Chain CREATING A MORE ETHICAL, SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Mar 21, 2019

Consumers in the U.S., especially millennials and members of Gen Z, are more informed than ever. The younger generations are changing their buying and spending habits to support socially responsible, eco-friendly brands, and there’s been increased focus on companies’ commitments — ...

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Spotlight On: Robots In Distribution Centres SPOTLIGHT ON: ROBOTS IN DISTRIBUTION CENTRES

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Mar 20, 2019

What robots are available and should you use them in your DC?Don’t worry, contrary to the terrifying Daleks portrayed in the long-running Dr Who series, robots are not taking over the world or the universe! In reality, they are more analogous to the friendly droids of Star Wars’ 3-CPO R2...

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2019 – The Year of 3D Innovation 2019 – THE YEAR OF 3D INNOVATION

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Mar 20, 2019

The speed of 3D print development over the past few years has frustrated and excited in equal measure. No one would deny the compelling vision presented by a technology that offers the chance to essentially manufacture on demand, or the prototyping opportunities enabled by low-cost desktop 3D printe...

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The Warehouse Labor Gap is Unsustainable THE WAREHOUSE LABOR GAP IS UNSUSTAINABLE

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Mar 20, 2019

I am in the process of updating ARC Advisory Group’s research studies on the global warehouse management systems (WMS) market and the global warehouse automation & control market. I hear two interrelated and repeated themes as I speak with suppliers in these industries. 1. Warehouse automa...

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Navigate Shipping Landscape with Proactive Analytics NAVIGATE SHIPPING LANDSCAPE WITH PROACTIVE ANALYTICS

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Mar 19, 2019

More than ever, shippers today are feeling the pressure from both customers and carriers. While we live in an age where same-day delivery and free shipping have become customer expectations, we also live in an age where dimensional weighting and quarterly accessorial increases have become a reality ...

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Falling Freight Rates & 2019 Transpacific Shipping Outlook FALLING FREIGHT RATES & 2019 TRANSPACIFIC SHIPPING OUTLOOK

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Mar 19, 2019

International shipping spot rates are, not surprisingly, falling at the moment. But they have been falling massively.Freight rate pricing tends to fall after the Chinese New Year as demand is typically low this time of year. Right now, demand is even lower than normal because of shippers moving up i...

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How Cities Are Dealing With Urban Supply Chain Congestion HOW CITIES ARE DEALING WITH URBAN SUPPLY CHAIN CONGESTION

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Mar 19, 2019

Across the United States, several major metropolises are facing issues with supply chain congestion. However, there are many ways to approach the various challenges facing today’s urban logistics hubs.The supply chain congestion seen in the country’s urban hubs is not going away any time...

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Is it Time to Re-evaluate Your Decision to Outsource Transportation? IS IT TIME TO RE-EVALUATE YOUR DECISION TO OUTSOURCE TRANSPORTATION?

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Mar 19, 2019

There was a time when managed transportation services were mostly utilized by small to medium-sized shippers that lacked the internal resources to make it part of their core business strategy.The rule of thumb was that companies with more than $100 Million in annual freight spend should manage their...

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6 Ways Rugged Tablets are Changing Logistics and Materials Handling 6 WAYS RUGGED TABLETS ARE CHANGING LOGISTICS AND MATERIALS HANDLING

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Mar 19, 2019

Efficiency is critical in industries such as logistics and materials handling that utilise field and warehouse services. So how do you save time, increase productivity, decrease disruptions and downtime, and improve asset utilisation all at once? According to PR Newswire’s “Global Rugged...

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The Autonomous Mobile Robot Market is Growing Explosively THE AUTONOMOUS MOBILE ROBOT MARKET IS GROWING EXPLOSIVELY

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Mar 18, 2019

We just completed the new global market study on the Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) market. The market is exploding. In my twenty years of doing market research I have never seen anything like the growth this market is experiencing. Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are a form of automatic guided vehic...

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How Predictive Analytics and the Gig Economy Can Bridge the Supply Chain Skills Gap HOW PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS AND THE GIG ECONOMY CAN BRIDGE THE SUPPLY CHAIN SKILLS GAP

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Mar 18, 2019

The automotive manufacturing supply chain has become almost too massive to manage, leaving manufacturers and suppliers with the challenge of finding qualified workers with the skills to identify and prevent quality risks.With distributed plants and locations increasing in number, it has become diffi...

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Ocean Carriers Have the Upper Hand Over Shippers — For Now OCEAN CARRIERS HAVE THE UPPER HAND OVER SHIPPERS — FOR NOW

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Mar 18, 2019

In the never-ending struggle for advantage between shippers and ocean carriers, the latter appear to have the upper hand for the moment.For extended periods over the last decade or more, major container lines have struggled to keep freight rates at profitable levels. Time and again, their attempts t...

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Visions of the Future of Logistics VISIONS OF THE FUTURE OF LOGISTICS

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Mar 15, 2019

"Eventually autonomous vehicles are going to be the big game changer, but in reality I really do not think that they are going to be the normal method of moving freight around within the next 10 years. A more immediate change will be going back to the old hub-and-spoke systems that were abandon...

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Amazon and Uber’s Impact on Logistics! AMAZON AND UBER’S IMPACT ON LOGISTICS!

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Mar 15, 2019

Logistics is only seldom mentioned when we talk about innovation: industries like IT, telecommunications and automotive are the ones that first come to mind. Yet logistics, which represents an enormous opportunity given its size and its potential growth, has undergone a major transformation as well ...

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3 Manufacturing Trends To Watch 3 MANUFACTURING TRENDS TO WATCH

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Mar 15, 2019

Bulk material handling began toward the end of the 18th century. America's coal-powered Industrial Revolution took place a few decades later. Lean Manufacturing emerged in the 1930s and entered the mainstream throughout the 1990s. Today, new technologies are powering another new generation of ma...

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The Truth About Supply Chain Costs From a Logistics Perspective THE TRUTH ABOUT SUPPLY CHAIN COSTS FROM A LOGISTICS PERSPECTIVE

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Mar 15, 2019

The United States boasts one the most robust consumer economies in the world. As an importer, it’s second only to the European Union, receiving approximately $2.4tr in goods and services each year, of which food and beverage accounts for roughly $138bn.Manufacturers and producers around the gl...

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The complete guide on export shipping process THE COMPLETE GUIDE ON EXPORT SHIPPING PROCESS

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Mar 15, 2019

The process of moving a cargo from one point to another can be a confusing and involving especially when it is international in nature. But understanding the documentation required and the process involved, can help a great deal.Here is an overview of the entire shipping process, detailing the docum...

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7 reasons platforms are the future of supply chain 7 REASONS PLATFORMS ARE THE FUTURE OF SUPPLY CHAIN

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Mar 15, 2019

Supply chains are moving onto cloud-hosted platforms. In these environments hundreds of thousands of partners on a supply chain can share inventory, shipping information and invoices. Here are seven reasons why platformisation could be the future for supply chain management

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Global Cold Chain Logistics Market With top Countries data, Share, Growth By Key players,Trends & Forecast From 2018 to 2023 GLOBAL COLD CHAIN LOGISTICS MARKET WITH TOP COUNTRIES DATA, SHARE, GROWTH BY KEY PLAYERS,TRENDS & FORECAST FROM 2018 TO 2023

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Mar 15, 2019

Cold Chain Logistics Market Report cover detailed competitive outlook including the Cold Chain Logistics Industry share and company profiles of the key participants operating in the global market. The Cold Chain Logistics market report provides an in-depth overview of Product Specification, technolo...

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How to keep shippers happy HOW TO KEEP SHIPPERS HAPPY

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Mar 14, 2019

In April 2017 World’s Finest Chocolates (WFC), a Chicago manufacturer, hired Redwood Logistics, a third-party logistics (3PL) company also based in Chicago, to build a transportation management system (TMS) connecting its warehouses with core business operations. The project was completed succ...

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What Makes CHEP USA a Shipper of Choice? WHAT MAKES CHEP USA A SHIPPER OF CHOICE?

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Mar 13, 2019

If you’ve ever shipped your products on pallets, you’ve probably come across CHEP. With their recognizable blue color, the company’s pallets move all sorts of goods – consumer, retail, fresh, bulk liquid and dry, automotive and industrial – throughout 54 countries.CHEP ...

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2019 Supply Chain Trends 2019 SUPPLY CHAIN TRENDS

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Mar 13, 2019

As I wrote about a few weeks ago, I spent the first week of February in Orlando attending ARC Advisory Group’s Industry Forum. The event had a heavy focus on how digitizing factories, cities, and infrastructure will benefit technology end users and suppliers alike. While I was there, I had the...

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The Ultimate Guide to 2019 Parcel Shipping Trends THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO 2019 PARCEL SHIPPING TRENDS

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Mar 12, 2019

The U.S. parcel market is the largest sector of the logistics industry. In 2017, the U.S. parcel market was worth $84 billion and 12.7 billion shipments, reports the Journal of Commerce, and the vast majority of those shipments weighed less than 5 pounds. With the rise of e-commerce, demand for parc...

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Warehouse Safety: 5 Steps You Need To Take WAREHOUSE SAFETY: 5 STEPS YOU NEED TO TAKE

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Mar 12, 2019

Warehouse businesses thrive where there is orderliness. They also do well when employees are safe. Unfortunately, accidents can happen in a matter of seconds leading to injuries and even fatalities. The US Bureau of Labor Statisticsreports that there is an average of 16 fatalities yearly in the ware...

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Supply Chain and Logistics Degree Programs Are Becoming Increasingly Popular SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS DEGREE PROGRAMS ARE BECOMING INCREASINGLY POPULAR

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Mar 12, 2019

In recent years, leaders in the supply chain sphere have been seeing the benefits of providing continued education to employees, especially as the world of industry becomes more and more saturated with new technologies and data.The rising demand for tech-focused skills and ongoing training has spurr...

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Six Steps to a More Ethical and Sustainable Supply Chain SIX STEPS TO A MORE ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Mar 12, 2019

Consumers are more conscientious about their purchases than ever before. They expect organizations to meet a certain set of ethical standards, and supply chains aren’t exempt from scrutiny.To meet these expectations, companies must enact significant changes that ensure environmental stewardshi...

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Keeping Transportation Costs Down with Packaging KEEPING TRANSPORTATION COSTS DOWN WITH PACKAGING

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Mar 11, 2019

The fact is that transportation makes up about 60% of the supply chain dollar. A lot of shippers blame the high cost of transportation on the carriers, but a lot of carriers agree, if things were packaged differently costs would not be a concern. Of course, you always want to start with trusted tran...

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6 Steps to End Injuries from Slips, Trips and Falls 6 STEPS TO END INJURIES FROM SLIPS, TRIPS AND FALLS

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Mar 11, 2019

Trucking can be a hazardous profession for drivers – and that’s before the driver has even set foot in the cab or put the vehicle in gear. While fleets focus much of their attention on minimizing risks on the road, there are also risks when a driver is on his or her feet as well, due to ...

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Why Reverse Logistics Are Crucial to Customer Experiences WHY REVERSE LOGISTICS ARE CRUCIAL TO CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES

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Mar 11, 2019

Reverse logistics refer to the complex processes of returning products and purchases from consumers to retailers and third-party liquidators. Reverse logistics is the opposite of typical order fulfillment, but reverse logistics usually includes increased costs for retailers. In today’s world, ...

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Logistically speaking: Wayfair’s innovative supply chain LOGISTICALLY SPEAKING: WAYFAIR’S INNOVATIVE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Mar 11, 2019

Today’s customers expect speed and transparency; they want to find products quickly and easily, their products delivered promptly and to know exactly when their purchases will arrive. That’s a logistical challenge for any retailer, but it’s especially difficult when shipping furnit...

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E-commerce Logistics: Leverage new thinking E-COMMERCE LOGISTICS: LEVERAGE NEW THINKING

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Mar 11, 2019

The rapid growth of e-commerce is driving deep changes in logistics and transportation management, from tightening up trucking capacity to elevating the importance of final-mile delivery processes. To respond, logistics managers now need to leverage diverse systems and new ways of thinking in an eff...

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How CMMS Can Improve Warehouse Management HOW CMMS CAN IMPROVE WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT

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Mar 11, 2019

Warehouse management is a balance of activities that begins from the moment goods arrive until they’re issued out.Several crucial tasks control the operations within a warehouse. They revolve mostly around materials and assets on one hand, and employee management and maintenance oversight on t...

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Supply Chain Management Interest for a Cloud-Based Warehouse Management System on the Rise SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT INTEREST FOR A CLOUD-BASED WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ON THE RISE

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Mar 10, 2019

The benefits of a Warehouse Management System in the cloud solves the challenges of a traditional WMS by moving the implementation, maintenance, and use of a WMS from an on-premise solution to web-based platforms.

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The Key Driving Forces of a Growing Parcel Shipping Market in 2019 THE KEY DRIVING FORCES OF A GROWING PARCEL SHIPPING MARKET IN 2019

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Mar 09, 2019

2019 is on track to demonstrate record-breaking growth in the parcel shipping market, and this will occur in tandem with the surge of e-commerce. According to the Journal of Commerce, the U.S. parcel shipping market handled more than 12.7 billion shipments in 2017, and the majority of these packages...

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Women in Logistics: Tapping a Growing Opportunity WOMEN IN LOGISTICS: TAPPING A GROWING OPPORTUNITY

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Mar 08, 2019

As the labor market continues to tighten, more companies are taking the necessary steps to recruit and retain more women in a wide range of supply chain jobs.When Gartner surveyed companies last year about the number of women holding senior leadership positions in supply chain, 14% of firms (down fr...

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How to Change Freight Forwarders HOW TO CHANGE FREIGHT FORWARDERS

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Mar 08, 2019

Are you unhappy with your current freight forwarder? It might be time to change your freight partner. To be sure you are changing a freight forwarder at the right time, look for these telltale signs you should get a new freight forwarder business partner. The more red flags you notice, the more impe...

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Logistics Labels Market 2019 Development Strategies and Future Growth Study by 2025 LOGISTICS LABELS MARKET 2019 DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES AND FUTURE GROWTH STUDY BY 2025

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Mar 08, 2019

As per Global Logistics Labels Market report for the period of 2019 to 2025, the Logistics Labels Market is likely to reach an approximation of USD xx million at the end of the year 2025 rising at the rate of CAGR xx% throughout the forecast period of 2019 to 2025. The Global Logistics Labels Market...

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Latest Technicals: USA Truck LATEST TECHNICALS: USA TRUCK

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Mar 08, 2019

USA Truck trades as part of the industrials sector and trades as part of the transportation and logistics industry. The company CEO is James Reed. USA Truck Inc is a transportation and logistics service provider. The company transports commodities throughout the continental United States and into an...

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3 Takeaways for Food and Beverage Shippers from the Food Shippers of America Conference 3 TAKEAWAYS FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE SHIPPERS FROM THE FOOD SHIPPERS OF AMERICA CONFERENCE

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Mar 07, 2019

This week, the Convoy team attended the Food Shippers of America conference, an educational and inspiring two days of talking to and learning from some of the industry’s best and brightest. Three themes stood out as the most important takeaways for food and beverage shippers this year.

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How to Mitigate Additional Costs in Transportation HOW TO MITIGATE ADDITIONAL COSTS IN TRANSPORTATION

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Mar 07, 2019

In 2018, transportation cost and capacity issues were front and center in the news, so I began my discussion with Matt by asking his thoughts on what transpired last year. Matt said that for the first time in many years these issues were being brought up in earnings calls and in the C-suite. “...

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Shippers Beware: How to Avoid Fake Freight Forwarder Scams SHIPPERS BEWARE: HOW TO AVOID FAKE FREIGHT FORWARDER SCAMS

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Mar 07, 2019

We’ve noticed an uptick recently in international shipping scams by fraudulent individuals or companies impersonating freight forwarders.We here at Universal Cargo hate to see shippers, whether importing and exporting goods or just sending packages internationally, get cheated. Therefore, this...

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5 Truckload Shipping Trends For 2019 5 TRUCKLOAD SHIPPING TRENDS FOR 2019

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Mar 07, 2019

Our industry’s cyclical pattern of tension and slack has become familiar to many of us. To understand whether demand for truckload capacity will be up or down in the coming year, it’s critical to watch the economy. With slower economic growth forecasted for 2019, we could expect a more h...

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Six Warehouse Management Trends to Watch in 2019 SIX WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2019

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Mar 07, 2019

To hear the typical logistics manager tell it, there are few areas of their warehouses and distribution centers (DCs) that aren’t in need of an upgrade right now. Challenged by the demands of e-commerce and omni-channel fulfillment, smaller orders, ever-shrinking delivery timeframes, and a per...

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4 Signs you Need a Transportation Management System for Parcel Shipping 4 SIGNS YOU NEED A TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR PARCEL SHIPPING

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Mar 07, 2019

The results are in: Amazon shipped five billion Prime items in 2017. Five billion! And that’s just one e-commerce retailer.Add to this figure the thousands of manufacturers, omnichannel retailers and 3PLs who all ship parcels, and the number of packages in transit across the world at any given...

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Report: Returnable Transport Packaging demand upheld by reverse logistics in East Asia REPORT: RETURNABLE TRANSPORT PACKAGING DEMAND UPHELD BY REVERSE LOGISTICS IN EAST ASIA

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Mar 07, 2019

Global demand for returnable transport packaging (RTP) valuated at around US$ 22 billion in 2018, which is likely to witness a moderate surge of 4.3% in 2019. East Asia’s returnable transport packaging market will remain the top revenue shareholder, with an estimated share of more than 1/4th o...

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Recent Advancement & Scope in Seafreight Forwarding Market 2024 RECENT ADVANCEMENT & SCOPE IN SEAFREIGHT FORWARDING MARKET 2024

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Mar 07, 2019

Seafreight forwarders, also known as non-vessel operating common carriers, are intermediary agents that arrange shipments for industries from manufacturers to the final point of distribution. They have long-term contracts with shipping line carriers for the movement of cargo. This enables them to of...

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How a Responsive Supply Chain Can Enable Companies to Boost Agility and Significantly Decrease the Ordered Inventory Time? HOW A RESPONSIVE SUPPLY CHAIN CAN ENABLE COMPANIES TO BOOST AGILITY AND SIGNIFICANTLY DECREASE THE ORDERED INVENTORY TIME?

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Mar 07, 2019

SpendEdge, a well-known procurement intelligence solution provider, has announced the completion of their latest supply chain study for a fast fashion retail company. The study highlights how companies can gauge short-term trends and boost their customer services. It also gives a detailed insight on...

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The Importance Of Hs Codes When Importing Or Exporting Goods THE IMPORTANCE OF HS CODES WHEN IMPORTING OR EXPORTING GOODS

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Mar 06, 2019

Hs codes are important for government officials to identify goods being imported and exported in order to collect the proper taxes.Hs codes stands for harmonized system codes. We can think of hs classification codes as the last challenge goods face before hitting the finish line in the shipping proc...

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Is 2019 the Year of Robotic Piece Picking? IS 2019 THE YEAR OF ROBOTIC PIECE PICKING?

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Mar 06, 2019

The overall structure and content of the MHI Promat and Modex events evolves very slowly from year to year. However, a prevalent theme seems to arise each year that differentiates one event from years prior. I’m told that robotic piece picking was the stand-out theme at LogiMAT last month and ...

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Brian Pearce: Freight at risk from trade wars BRIAN PEARCE: FREIGHT AT RISK FROM TRADE WARS

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Mar 06, 2019

Air cargo, measured by freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) flown, grew 3.5% in 2018. That was considerably slower growth than the 9.7% expansion of 2017.In fact, by the end of last year the earlier expansion had slowed to a halt and the level of FTKs flown in December was 0.5% lower than volumes the pre...

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A Beginner A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO CHOOSING A LOGISTICS PROVIDER

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Mar 06, 2019

From sourcing to delivery, the last leg in a product’s journey can ultimately determine its success.That’s especially true if a product is manufactured in one country and sold and distributed in another. What happens when it arrives at port of entry, makes its way through the warehousing...

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Global First and Last Mile Delivery Market 2019 – Dachser, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Sinotrans, Yusen Logistics GLOBAL FIRST AND LAST MILE DELIVERY MARKET 2019 – DACHSER, C.H. ROBINSON WORLDWIDE, SINOTRANS, YUSEN LOGISTICS

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Mar 06, 2019

Asia Pacific is a leading market for first and last mile delivery, globally, as a large population in the countries from the region provide a major consumer base for expansion of the online retail industry.
In 2018, the global First and Last Mile Delivery market size was xx million US$ and it...

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Sea Freight Forwarding Market Competitive Analysis by 2024 SEA FREIGHT FORWARDING MARKET COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS BY 2024

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Mar 06, 2019

The key players of the Sea Freight Forwarding Market are making moves like product launches, joint ventures, developments, merges and accusations which is affecting the Sea Freight Forwarding Market and Logistics Industry as a whole and also affecting the sales, import, export, revenue and CAGR valu...

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Save On Air Cargo Shipments With Tsa’s Known Shipper Management System SAVE ON AIR CARGO SHIPMENTS WITH TSA’S KNOWN SHIPPER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Mar 05, 2019

here’s a lot of confusion around the Known Shipper Management System (KSMS) program—and with good reason. As part of its mission to protect the United States’ transportation systems, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has kept the program’s requirements largely ...

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How to Grow Sustainability in the Supply Chain HOW TO GROW SUSTAINABILITY IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Mar 05, 2019

From construction to automotive services, businesses are focusing on ways to become more eco-conscious. Supply chains are no exception. Within the logistics and shipping communities there’s been a significant push toward more sustainable practices over the past 10 years, and industry leaders a...

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A Two-Way Street: Bringing Procurement And Logistics Together A TWO-WAY STREET: BRINGING PROCUREMENT AND LOGISTICS TOGETHER

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Mar 05, 2019

While the particular approach varies from organization to organization, Procurement groups have historically looked at Logistics like any other spend category. Composed of various subcategories and straddling the line between direct and indirect, few could argue that it’s not unique. In spite ...

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An Overview Of The History And Importance Of Logistics AN OVERVIEW OF THE HISTORY AND IMPORTANCE OF LOGISTICS

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Mar 04, 2019

The Word “Logistic” Originated From The Combination Of Logic (Logic) And Static (Latin) In The Latin Language.Logistics Is Primarily A Military Term, So The First Applications Were In Military Areas. However, The Word’s Main Importance Was First Understood During World War II And T...

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2019 Global Logistics Guide 2019 GLOBAL LOGISTICS GUIDE

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Mar 04, 2019

Inbound Logistics' 15th annual Global Logistics Guide provides an around-the-world look at the issues, opportunities, and concerns likely to affect global supply chain networks.Supply chains don't thrive on uncertainty, but that is what they are getting in 2019. Uncertainty regarding the U.S...

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Can the Transport and Logistics Sectors Take the Lead in Blockchain Mass Adoption? CAN THE TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS SECTORS TAKE THE LEAD IN BLOCKCHAIN MASS ADOPTION?

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Mar 04, 2019

Whenever blockchain technology is mentioned, it is highly probable that the financial sector is the first thing that comes to mind. But the distributed ledger technology is making significant headways in other sectors and one of the sectors that is reaping benefits from adopting this technology is s...

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This Overlooked Marketplace Differentiator May Be Sitting in Your Warehouse THIS OVERLOOKED MARKETPLACE DIFFERENTIATOR MAY BE SITTING IN YOUR WAREHOUSE

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Mar 04, 2019

Often overlooked or underestimated, well-managed product inventory can be a marketplace differentiator — especially when product is manufactured in one country and sold in another.An efficient, seamless supply chain can maximize the coordination between production and sales. The most successfu...

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Cost Breakdown for Warehouses COST BREAKDOWN FOR WAREHOUSES

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Mar 01, 2019

The main cost items are Warehouse Rental, Labor Costs, Equipment Costs, and Administrative Costs.

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3 Compliance Risks for Shippers and Why They Matter 3 COMPLIANCE RISKS FOR SHIPPERS AND WHY THEY MATTER

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Feb 27, 2019

Shippers hire brokers for a number of reasons, most commonly to access capacity. Much of the “capacity” in the U.S. is anecdotally attributed to national asset carriers. However, in the for-hire truck market, the largest carriers (those with 100+ trucks in their fleets) only account for ...

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Selecting Software for Supply Chain Network Design Doesn’t Have To Be Difficult SELECTING SOFTWARE FOR SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK DESIGN DOESN’T HAVE TO BE DIFFICULT

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Feb 27, 2019

When it comes to network design, you can’t just set it and forget it anymore.Today’s successful supply chain networks are adaptable.They react swiftly to changing business conditions and customer needs.They scale quickly when there’s an opportunity for growth.But network design as ...

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The Scalability Conundrum of Blockchain Networks THE SCALABILITY CONUNDRUM OF BLOCKCHAIN NETWORKS

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Feb 27, 2019

But what about scalability?”Blockchain technology awareness levels have gone up. The level of excitement is high. Peer pressure is mounting. Yet, the scalability question never fails to come up in a blockchain conversation with the enterprises.The enterprises’ fear of scalability is comp...

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Aircraft Materials Market Research Key Players|Industry Overview|Supply Chain and forecast 2019-2025 AIRCRAFT MATERIALS MARKET RESEARCH KEY PLAYERS|INDUSTRY OVERVIEW|SUPPLY CHAIN AND FORECAST 2019-2025

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Feb 27, 2019

The report offers a complete research study of the global Aircraft Materials market that includes accurate forecasts and analysis at global, regional, and country levels. It provides a comprehensive view of the global Aircraft Materials market and detailed value chain analysis to help players to clo...

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Why Transportation Procurement is More than an Event WHY TRANSPORTATION PROCUREMENT IS MORE THAN AN EVENT

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Feb 26, 2019

Sometime in the last half of 2018, the transportation market began to soften. In what felt almost like overnight, finding capacity wasn’t as much trouble as it had been for so many long, challenging months. Spot rates began to decrease a bit. The phones started ringing again with carriers or b...

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GUEST POST: MAMA HEIDI’S TIPS FOR STAYING ALERT GUEST POST: MAMA HEIDI’S TIPS FOR STAYING ALERT

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Feb 26, 2019

Safety is key for truck drivers who haul freight on a daily basis, and for those with long or even short routine routes, trips can get boring or distracting at times. Staying alert is critical when on the road. In this week’s guest post, NFI Driver Heidi B. provides a helpful list on how to st...

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Small DG shipment via ground from Canada to USA SMALL DG SHIPMENT VIA GROUND FROM CANADA TO USA

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Feb 26, 2019

One of the most frustrating issues with shipping dangerous goods is finding a carrier that will transport the goods. When a client contacts us for repackaging services, besides the DG information, I always ask if they have arranged a carrier to transport their goods. Most of the time it’s a &l...

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Reducing Supply Chain Complexity & Reverse Logistics with a Single-Use $29 Tracker REDUCING SUPPLY CHAIN COMPLEXITY & REVERSE LOGISTICS WITH A SINGLE-USE $29 TRACKER

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Feb 26, 2019

The Tive Solo is a low-cost single-use tracker which provides real-time visibility across the supply chain while eliminating reverse logistics challenges. For manufacturers and shippers who rely on Tive to maintain end-to-end visibility into their in-transit goods, the Solo is a great solution to re...

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Providing a Digital Solution for the Truckload Capacity Crisis PROVIDING A DIGITAL SOLUTION FOR THE TRUCKLOAD CAPACITY CRISIS

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Feb 26, 2019

Kuebix, the creator of a transportation management system that delivers true freight intelligence, introduces FleetMAX, a program designed to fill the empty backhauls of private fleets and offer much-needed truckload capacity to the marketplace.Fleet owners can now eliminate empty miles and generate...

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Accenture, Mastercard and Amazon Web Services create blockchain powered circular supply chain ACCENTURE, MASTERCARD AND AMAZON WEB SERVICES CREATE BLOCKCHAIN POWERED CIRCULAR SUPPLY CHAIN

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Feb 26, 2019

The circular supply chain model will enable greater sustainable best practice, drive empowerment and inform decision making to unlock innovation, create new channels of engagement and enhance brand reputation. It will combine blockchain, digital identity and payments technologies to allow customers ...

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Freight Companies Want Faster Blockchain Adoption, New-Nafta Approval, Purolator President Says FREIGHT COMPANIES WANT FASTER BLOCKCHAIN ADOPTION, NEW-NAFTA APPROVAL, PUROLATOR PRESIDENT SAYS

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Feb 26, 2019

If anything is important in the world of supply chain and logistics, it’s data. Give someone access to your data, and you give them a key to the kingdom, in a sense. As you add trading partners, data privacy and security become paramount.Enter blockchain, a technology that proponents say resis...

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Six Challenges Faced by LTL Carriers SIX CHALLENGES FACED BY LTL CARRIERS

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Feb 25, 2019

As with so most industries, the transportation and logistics industries are undergoing enormous changes. Between more frequent and increasingly smaller orders, rapidly changing technologies, and receivers’ demands for shorter lead times and delivery windows, shippers and carriers alike frequen...

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How Blockchain Data Will Help Truckers Stay HOS Compliant and Remain Competitive HOW BLOCKCHAIN DATA WILL HELP TRUCKERS STAY HOS COMPLIANT AND REMAIN COMPETITIVE

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Feb 25, 2019

The coming year is set to be the second since the Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) mandate went into full effect at the end of 2017.The ELD mandate was designed to ensure enforcement of the Hours of Service (HOS) regulations enacted by the Federal Motor Carrier and Safety Administration (FMCSA).Unfo...

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Cold Chain Logistics Market Size, Top Manufacturers, Opportunities, developments and Future Forecasts to 2024 COLD CHAIN LOGISTICS MARKET SIZE, TOP MANUFACTURERS, OPPORTUNITIES, DEVELOPMENTS AND FUTURE FORECASTS TO 2024

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Feb 25, 2019

Global Cold Chain Logistics Market report covers the overview, summary, Market dynamics, competitive analysis, and leading player’s various strategies to withstand in the global Market. The Cold Chain Logistics Market report covers the top regions of the globe and countries within, which shows...

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Blockchain Technology: It’s More Than a Luxury BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY: IT’S MORE THAN A LUXURY

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Feb 25, 2019

For supply-chain partners, blockchain technology promises an immutable record of provenance, as products pass from hand to hand. And which industry stands to benefit more from that capability than luxury goods?Jewelry and other big-ticket items are distinguished not just by price, but by uniqueness....

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Are Fleets Shifting to Electric Trucks? ARE FLEETS SHIFTING TO ELECTRIC TRUCKS?

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Feb 22, 2019

The Class 8 heavy-duty truck and fleet industry prolonged its dialogue throughout 2018 regarding the prospects of electrification of vehicles, and how they stack up against diesel counterparts. While electrification has the potential to grow into a reality down the road, many in the industry remain ...

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How vehicle customization will drive the supply chain of the future HOW VEHICLE CUSTOMIZATION WILL DRIVE THE SUPPLY CHAIN OF THE FUTURE

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Feb 22, 2019

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Farhan Mirza, President of BAFF Consultants Inc., to discuss vehicle customization by original equipment manufacturer (OEM) automakers and its impact on the supply chain of the future. Mirza notes that customization is a significant market trend and be...

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Industrial and logistics sector shines bright INDUSTRIAL AND LOGISTICS SECTOR SHINES BRIGHT

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Feb 22, 2019

The industrial and logistics sector continues to be the shining star of the property market. Demand is increasing unabated and rents and asset values keep going up, up and up.

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Supply Chain Essentials Every CEO Should Know SUPPLY CHAIN ESSENTIALS EVERY CEO SHOULD KNOW

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Feb 22, 2019

Chief executive officers typically take a back seat when it comes to supply-chain management, but by forging a greater synergy with supply-chain managers, they can take their organizations on a journey toward prolonged success.We now live in the age of the digital supply chain, which makes it easier...

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Regaining control: Inventory management best practices REGAINING CONTROL: INVENTORY MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES

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Feb 21, 2019

It happens to be axiomatic that you cannot manage your inventory if you do not control your inventory.Many times, I have been told, “Our people just don’t trust the numbers they see in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Everything has to be double-checked.”Usually, this...

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Preparing Now for the 2019 Peak Season in Transportation PREPARING NOW FOR THE 2019 PEAK SEASON IN TRANSPORTATION

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Feb 20, 2019

Even though the peak season in transportation recently ended, it’s never too early to start preparing for the next one. What did we learn from the 2018 peak season that we can apply in our planning for 2019? What actions should companies take now to start preparing? How can technology help in ...

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What Is a Retail Warehouse and What are the Benefits? WHAT IS A RETAIL WAREHOUSE AND WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

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Feb 20, 2019

The idea of a retail warehouse stems from the gradual decline of available warehouse space in the United States. According to the Wall Street Journal, retailers across the country are experiencing a shortage of available warehouse capacity. Effects of decreased capacity range from an inability to me...

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Increasing efficiency and customer face time with route optimisation INCREASING EFFICIENCY AND CUSTOMER FACE TIME WITH ROUTE OPTIMISATION

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Feb 20, 2019

Delivering ice cream in tropical Queensland is not without its challenges. In a climate with an average year-round
temperature of 29C, ice cream is an in-demand commodity. An efficient and reliable distribution network is key
in the delivery of this product.

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How Supply Chain is (Still) Underappreciated HOW SUPPLY CHAIN IS (STILL) UNDERAPPRECIATED

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Feb 20, 2019

In 2015 I discussed the “Great Moderation” of the 1980s and 1990s and how the most prevalent view among economists is that sound monetary policy was to credit for the macroeconomic stability over that time period. Meanwhile, I learned that a handful of other economists suggest that techn...

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Tariffs: How Smart Retailers and Brands Are Handling the Trade War TARIFFS: HOW SMART RETAILERS AND BRANDS ARE HANDLING THE TRADE WAR

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Feb 19, 2019

The trade war with China has been cited as a primary cause of much of the recent economic volatility, from the stock market dive last fall to fluctuations in oil prices. While it's clear that tariffs are creating some level of instability as companies and investors try to guess what will happen ...

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Digital Data & Technology Standards:The Glue That Enables Blockchain for Supply Chain DIGITAL DATA & TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS:THE GLUE THAT ENABLES BLOCKCHAIN FOR SUPPLY CHAIN

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Feb 19, 2019

Since blockchain entered the supply chain space as an innovative technology, we have seen the prospect of it being the answer to all supply chain woes wax and wane. Amber Road has maintained its position that blockchain is a digital technology that warrants serious attention from companies that seek...

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Exposing the Myth of Blockchain: Why the Hype Is Holding You Back EXPOSING THE MYTH OF BLOCKCHAIN: WHY THE HYPE IS HOLDING YOU BACK

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Feb 19, 2019

In its report Blockchain Beyond the Hype, the World Economic Forum offered some grounding advice: “For any organization, blockchain technology should not be a goal in itself, but a tool deployed to achieve specific purposes.”The overarching purpose of any supply-chain company boils down ...

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An Overview of Weighing Technologies in the Transportation Industry AN OVERVIEW OF WEIGHING TECHNOLOGIES IN THE TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY

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Feb 18, 2019

Truck scales are used diversely in many types of industries such as shipping, construction agriculture logistics and many more. There are different types of industrial weighing scales, right from the large scales that can be installed to flexible mobile solutions that can be moved from site to site....

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Is B2B driving B2C supply chain innovation, or vice versa? IS B2B DRIVING B2C SUPPLY CHAIN INNOVATION, OR VICE VERSA?

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Feb 18, 2019

Every supply chain manager is also an individual consumer, and there can be no doubt that the innovations in one market often alter the demand, offerings and consumer expectations of the other. Despite the fact that we have different priorities and perspectives on our personal spend than we do corpo...

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5 Key Logistics Trends and Technology Implications for 2019 5 KEY LOGISTICS TRENDS AND TECHNOLOGY IMPLICATIONS FOR 2019

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Feb 18, 2019

What an exciting year 2018 was in logistics and transportation management! Many companies started to reach beyond traditional strategies and approaches to take their logistics and transportation capabilities to new levels. Ecommerce continued to grow at record levels and there didn’t appear to...

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Digitalized infinity: Engineers present blockchain technology to verify natural diamonds DIGITALIZED INFINITY: ENGINEERS PRESENT BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY TO VERIFY NATURAL DIAMONDS

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Feb 18, 2019

Members of the Russian startup Bitcarat.com, graduates of the National University of Science and Technology, have commercialized a unique technology aimed at verifying and tracing natural diamonds. The method is based on blockchain technology. In a situation where natural, synthetic and fake stones ...

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Is Belgium Europes new logistics hotspot ? IS BELGIUM EUROPES NEW LOGISTICS HOTSPOT ?

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Feb 16, 2019

Over the recent years, Belgium has managed to attract big name distributors such as Johnson & Johnson, H&M or Coca-Cola and most recently the global giant Alibaba, to name a few. So, why is it that this tiny country nestled at the heart of Western Europe is becoming Europe’s new logist...

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Transport & Logistics Employee Turnover TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS EMPLOYEE TURNOVER

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Feb 15, 2019

After discussing common employee trends in Transport & Logistics with a group of HR & Operations Executives in the industry we've discovered some interesting themes.

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How To Augment A TMS For Supply Chain Intelligence HOW TO AUGMENT A TMS FOR SUPPLY CHAIN INTELLIGENCE

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Feb 15, 2019

If you’re managing your supply chain using a transportation management system (TMS) that is not supportive of today’s automated features like tracking and settlement, you are not alone.However, for many companies, the cost of developing or purchasing a new TMS is prohibitive. Thankfully,...

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Why we need women with drive WHY WE NEED WOMEN WITH DRIVE

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Feb 14, 2019

The numbers don’t lie. The representation of women in the trucking and logistics industry remains well below their representation in Canada’s workforce as a whole.Just 3% of truck drivers are women. 11% of the industry’s administrators are women. 18% of dispatchers are women.With w...

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An Overview Of Container Ship Recycling AN OVERVIEW OF CONTAINER SHIP RECYCLING

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Feb 13, 2019

Today, The World’s Shipping Fleet Has An Average Age Of Less Than 10 Years.Therefore, there is a great need to dismantle old ships as ship owners try to avoid the high maintenance cost associated with these ships. Luckily, ships at the end of their working lives have value, since large quantit...

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CARGO STOCK THROUGHPUT & LOGISTICS COVERAGE FROM A TO Z CARGO STOCK THROUGHPUT & LOGISTICS COVERAGE FROM A TO Z

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Feb 13, 2019

Through Sentinel Marine Underwriters and AmWINS Specialty Logistics Underwriters, we provide coverage for every aspect of the Cargo Transit and Logistics industry value chain.

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GLOBAL AIR FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION SERVICES MARKET 2019 GLOBAL AIR FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION SERVICES MARKET 2019

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Feb 13, 2019

The study titled Global Air Freight Transportation Services Market by Manufacturers, Countries, Type and Application, Forecast to 2023 by MarketAndResearch.biz aims to answer various aspects of the global market with the help of the key factors driving the market, the restraints, and the challenges ...

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Priority Freight: taking care of your safety stock PRIORITY FREIGHT: TAKING CARE OF YOUR SAFETY STOCK

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Feb 12, 2019

There’s more to logistics than transport, for example many Priority Freight customers rely on our secure and flexible warehousing services to support in the management of their global supply chain.Our strategically located 24/7, 365 operational Midlands facility in Coventry, is accessible via ...

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TRAIN VS TRUCK TRANSPORTATION – EFFICIENCY, COST, ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES TRAIN VS TRUCK TRANSPORTATION – EFFICIENCY, COST, ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES

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Feb 12, 2019

Train vs Truck – what is more efficient for shipping and what are the advantages and disadvantages of rail vs truck transportation? See our new infographic answering these questions.

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TIPS TO OPERATING A SAFE WAREHOUSE TIPS TO OPERATING A SAFE WAREHOUSE

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Feb 12, 2019

In warehouses, workers face accidents related to forklifts, stacking of products, improper equipment use, inadequate fire safety provisions, and even repetitive motion, among many others. The warehousing industry experiences nearly 15,000 injuries and illnesses each year, according to the U.S. Burea...

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U.K. Firms Slam No-Deal Brexit Levies as Too Risky, Too Late U.K. FIRMS SLAM NO-DEAL BREXIT LEVIES AS TOO RISKY, TOO LATE

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Feb 12, 2019

Britain’s plan for tariffs under a no-deal Brexit was decried as too little, too late by business groups, who say it doesn’t go far enough to protect sensitive industries and poses a danger to some manufacturers.Under the temporary regime announced Wednesday, the U.K. would avoid slappin...

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How to Become a Freight Broker HOW TO BECOME A FREIGHT BROKER

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Feb 12, 2019

Do you have an interest in the transportation and logistics industry? Maybe you’ve always been drawn to trucking or shipping but don’t know how to put that passion to good use? Becoming a licensed freight broker may be a smart career move for you if these are questions you have pondered ...

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Parcel Inbound Logistics Management: Top 10 Tips to Know PARCEL INBOUND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT: TOP 10 TIPS TO KNOW

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Feb 11, 2019

Traditional inbound freight management was a relatively simple process. Resellers purchased items from one or two vendors, and consumers visited the store. With the rise of e-commerce, the demand for product variety led to a much more complex series of events. Additionally, the ability of consumers ...

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5 Things to Know about the Logistics Industry in 2019 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY IN 2019

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Feb 11, 2019

Today we’re back with another Fast Freight Five! We are at the start of the new year and that means taking a look at what the rest of the year holds. That’s why today, on Fast Freight Five, we’ll give you the top 5 trends to know in the Logistics market for 2019! So let’s giv...

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Logistics: Sustainability at Sea. LOGISTICS: SUSTAINABILITY AT SEA.

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Feb 11, 2019

In our evermore interconnected world and rapidly changing operating environments, one logistical workhorse has remained a constant: sea freight. Despite drones buzzing in the sky, Hyperloop tracks being built, and air freight prices constantly fluctuating, our world’s seas remain the most cost...

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The Arrival of the ‘Self-Driving’ Supply Chain THE ARRIVAL OF THE ‘SELF-DRIVING’ SUPPLY CHAIN

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Feb 11, 2019

The age of self-driving cars and trucks is nearly upon us. What about self-driving supply chains?
In recent decades, technology has insinuated itself into every aspect of supply-chain management. Up to now, however, the presence of a human to make key decisions on production and distribution ...

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BEST PRACTICES FOR RUNNING EFFICIENT WAREHOUSES BEST PRACTICES FOR RUNNING EFFICIENT WAREHOUSES

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Feb 10, 2019

In e-commerce, order volume per customer is often smaller. To compete, retailers have to be willing to ship single items to consumers.

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How 5G Will Transform the Way We Live and Work HOW 5G WILL TRANSFORM THE WAY WE LIVE AND WORK

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Feb 08, 2019

Self-driving cars, remote robotic surgery, autonomous weapons — all that and much more is set to be delivered via the 5G wireless network, which promises to transform our lives and add trillions of dollars to the global economy every year.New products, services, business models and entire indu...

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Supply Chain Technology in 2019: Do or Die SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGY IN 2019: DO OR DIE

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Feb 08, 2019

Supply chain technology will have a critical role in shaping the future of logistics businesses in 2019. It is like a do or die situation: either you create a digitalization strategy finding the right technology solutions in time so that it can give you an edge or you will fall behind, and it will b...

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Blockchain and Supply Chains: Unleashing the Potential BLOCKCHAIN AND SUPPLY CHAINS: UNLEASHING THE POTENTIAL

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Feb 07, 2019

Problems dealing with data can lead to expensive reconciliations and negative impact on customer fulfillment. Blockchain technology can bring consistency, privacy and security to transactions that are booming due to e-commerce sales. Retail e-commerce sales in the Asia-Pacific are growing at an acce...

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How Advanced Vehicle Technology is Changing the Transportation Industry HOW ADVANCED VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY

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Feb 06, 2019

Driven by technology advancements, computational power, and more digitally savvy people – customers and businesses – the requirements placed on a more connected world are greater than ever. Gartner predicts that by the end of 2017, there will be 8.4 billion connected devices in use world...

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Survey Says Transportation Will Put Business Growth into High Gear SURVEY SAYS TRANSPORTATION WILL PUT BUSINESS GROWTH INTO HIGH GEAR

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Feb 06, 2019

New research from DHL Supply Chain, the world’s leading logistics company, indicates that three out of four businesses believe that spending time and resources to improve their transportation will directly impact sales—and 83 percent are willing to pay more for better service.The continu...

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Improve Sustainability with New Air Freight Alliance IMPROVE SUSTAINABILITY WITH NEW AIR FREIGHT ALLIANCE

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Feb 05, 2019

Currently, air transport represents around two percent of global carbon dioxide emissions. However, the air freight sector is projected to grow at five percent per year until 2050—faster than any other mode—and with potential to increase emissions significantly. In recent years, the indu...

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Global Supply Chain Logistics: An Expert Perspective GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS: AN EXPERT PERSPECTIVE

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Feb 05, 2019

From automation to careful planning, implementing a successful logistics strategy goes beyond simply choosing the next big name in technology platforms. When done the right way, robust logistics strategies have the ability to create a life-long customer network while extending company values and rep...

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Transportation Industry Wraps Up Solid Year, Despite Tariffs TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY WRAPS UP SOLID YEAR, DESPITE TARIFFS

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Feb 05, 2019

With tariffs, a U.S.-China trade dispute and technology developments, the U.S. transportation industry was anything but lackluster in 2018. Although the industry in general fared well despite major disruptors, uncertainty surrounding tariffs raise concerns for the future.
Year in Review On-th...

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6 Surprising Things You Might Not Know About Ocean Freight 6 SURPRISING THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT OCEAN FREIGHT

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Feb 04, 2019

When you’re looking to grow your business or enter a new marketplace, ocean freight can offer you a cost-effective method for importing and exporting goods. This is especially true if you work with a freight forwarder who can offer you consolidation options. (More on that in a moment!)Many of ...

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Will Blockchain Work in the Trucking Industry? WILL BLOCKCHAIN WORK IN THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY?

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Feb 04, 2019

The trucking industry has some fundamental problems to solve. It’s not that something specific has “gone wrong.” Rather, it’s simply an inefficient industry in general. There’s no shame in admitting that — it gets us one step closer to solutions.Blockchain provide...

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Warehousing: Knowledge Is Power WAREHOUSING: KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

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Feb 04, 2019

The world is getting smaller. Transportation is getting faster, storage time shorter. Resources are available anytime, anywhere. The worldwide trade knows no bounds, and it comes in many shapes and forms. In the future, intelligent international trading companies will shift from focusing on transact...

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Improving the Lot of the Global Supply Chain Worker IMPROVING THE LOT OF THE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN WORKER

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Feb 04, 2019

Neither technology nor traditional compliance measures will prevent the mistreatment of factory workers in the global supply chain.So said Greg Distelhorst, assistant professor at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources.“I don’t believe techn...

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What does ‘global’ mean for time-critical logistics? WHAT DOES ‘GLOBAL’ MEAN FOR TIME-CRITICAL LOGISTICS?

blog article

Feb 03, 2019

In today’s digital and interconnected world, we are all operating in a global marketplace. With the right technology and buying power, anyone, virtually anywhere, can buy or sell almost anything.As both B2B and B2C customers’ reliance on technology continues to grow, the global marketpla...

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Best Practices For LTL Logistics Sourcing BEST PRACTICES FOR LTL LOGISTICS SOURCING

blog article

Feb 01, 2019

Achieving an apples-to-apples comparison is critical for procurement efforts in any category.  Judging prospective suppliers with an inconsistent set of criteria makes it impossible to accurately gauge savings opportunities and assess the true value of products and services.Suppliers in the LTL...

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Ryder Redefines the Smart Warehouse RYDER REDEFINES THE SMART WAREHOUSE

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Jan 31, 2019

Supply chain solutions provider Ryder System has successfully transformed its smart warehouses in the Miami, Dallas, and Chicago markets. The facilities feature the four technologies Ryder defines as definitive benchmarks of an effective smart warehouse:

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Choosing a Third-Party Logistics Provider CHOOSING A THIRD-PARTY LOGISTICS PROVIDER

blog article

Jan 31, 2019

Don't have a third-party logistics (3PL) provider? Unhappy with your current 3PL contract and/or provider and considering a switch? These steps will help you navigate the 3PL selection process to get the most value from a partner.

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Air cargo and e-commerce enabling global trade AIR CARGO AND E-COMMERCE ENABLING GLOBAL TRADE

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Jan 31, 2019

Our industry is set to double in size by 2035. IATA’s role is to facilitate the growth of civil aviation and cut airline costs by creating a better regulatory and business environment for our member airlines, and the stakeholders of the air cargo industry. IATA enables airlines, the wider valu...

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Digital trends in the container shipping industry DIGITAL TRENDS IN THE CONTAINER SHIPPING INDUSTRY

blog article

Jan 31, 2019

The growth of E-commerce, digitalisation of supply chains and the development of automation technologies are transforming industries and customers’ demands and bring great potential to the container shipping industry now and in the future.

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The Circular Economy and Reverse Logistics THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND REVERSE LOGISTICS

blog article

Jan 31, 2019

Levi Strauss is an example of a clothing company that is successfully employing circular economy principles. Their vision is to find practical and creative ways to extend the life of jeans, repurpose them, and/or recover and reprocess the fibres into raw material for the next generation of Levi&rsqu...

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3 quick benefits of using blockchain in the current healthcare system 3 QUICK BENEFITS OF USING BLOCKCHAIN IN THE CURRENT HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

blog article

Jan 30, 2019

Healthcare today is shifting towards a patient-centric approach. Quality healthcare services along with the most recent and fresh technology are the need of the hour. With the increase in a number of ailments and patients, it is impossible to collect and manage information of each patient. The syste...

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What’s driving your technology transformation? WHAT’S DRIVING YOUR TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMATION?

blog article

Jan 29, 2019

Revenue generated by technology across the global supply chain is set to reach $440 billion in 5 years, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 11 per cent, and artificial intelligence is sat firmly behind the wheel driving this transformation, ABI Research has found.ABI Research’s “...

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Electric Truck technology in transportation industry ELECTRIC TRUCK TECHNOLOGY IN TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY

blog article

Jan 28, 2019

Electric Truck technology in transportation industry are new trend right now. Before this truck are using fuel and because of the pollution and lack of fossil fuels resources so they apply this technology to truck. Their are many type of truck that using this technology right now like semi-trailer a...

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How to Avoid Missed Inbound Freight Pickups HOW TO AVOID MISSED INBOUND FREIGHT PICKUPS

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Jan 25, 2019

Missed inbound freight pickups have a disastrous impact on the profitability of your business. While shippers often focus on outbound logistics, shippers must not overlook the importance of inbound logistics in reducing costs and achieving full freight visibility. Unfortunately, inbound logistics ta...

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Expanding Your Ocean Freight Procurement Strategy EXPANDING YOUR OCEAN FREIGHT PROCUREMENT STRATEGY

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Jan 25, 2019

As you push forward in your ocean freight transport bid for 2019, we’d like to address some additional factors you should consider in order to get the most out of your sourcing event and help keep your budget and balance sheet in line with business objectives.(In case you missed it, our previo...

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Supply Chain Management Market Growing Demand, Analysis by Key Players: Comarch, IBM, Infor, JDA Software, Kinaxis, Oracle, Plex Manufacturing Cloud SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT MARKET GROWING DEMAND, ANALYSIS BY KEY PLAYERS: COMARCH, IBM, INFOR, JDA SOFTWARE, KINAXIS, ORACLE, PLEX MANUFACTURING CLOUD

blog article

Jan 25, 2019

Supply chain management is a process which includes a wide range of activities necessary to plan, control and execute a products flow, from obtaining raw materials and production through distribution to the final consumer, in the most streamlined and lucrative way. The supply chain management encomp...

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Rising demands in e-retail segment fast-tracking supply chain RISING DEMANDS IN E-RETAIL SEGMENT FAST-TRACKING SUPPLY CHAIN

blog article

Jan 24, 2019

The e-retail industry is one of the fastest growing industries in India. Driven by increased digital penetration, a rise in ownership of smartphones, shift towards digital payment alternatives and multilingual e-commerce platforms, the e-retail industry in India has witnessed a robust growth in the ...

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Importing into South Africa: Getting Started IMPORTING INTO SOUTH AFRICA: GETTING STARTED

blog article

Jan 24, 2019

In 2018, goods to the value of just less than $90 billion were imported into South Arica, with about 45% of this originating from China. European and African trade partners accounted for 33% and 10% respectively, with the balance of trade originating throughout the rest of the globe. As the local ec...

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DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAINS: FROM ADOPTION TO DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAINS: FROM ADOPTION TO DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

blog article

Jan 24, 2019

For the North American transportation supply chain and logistics industry, last year saw a widespread adoption of digital technologies. Predictive analytics proved beneficial to providing end-to-end visibility of supply chains, and ensuring efficiency with on-demand deliveries. When applied to opera...

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Morgan Philips Executive Talks: Leadership and culture in the supply chain and logistics sector MORGAN PHILIPS EXECUTIVE TALKS: LEADERSHIP AND CULTURE IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS SECTOR

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Jan 24, 2019

Our Frankfurt-based Senior Consultant at Morgan Philips Executive Search, Qais Felix El-Chami, caught up with Frank Sportolari, the Managing Director for UPS Germany (who also holds the position of President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany) and HR Director Germany, Britta Weber.

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The Importance of Data Visualization in Logistics THE IMPORTANCE OF DATA VISUALIZATION IN LOGISTICS

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Jan 23, 2019

Logistics is all about efficiency. In order to make sure your business is firing on all cylinders, you need to track and understand huge amounts of data. And it doesn’t stop there; you need the right tools to turn that data into actionable information. You need a plan. This is where data visua...

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How relevant is Blockchain in supply chain management? HOW RELEVANT IS BLOCKCHAIN IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT?

blog article

Jan 23, 2019

Shopping can be exhilarating, therapeutic or even sheer cumbersome depending on the inclination or dire necessity. But have you ever wondered where does the items in your shopping bag come from? Who are the backroom boys or what is the elaborate chain of supply and payment that have gone into each s...

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ArcBest: Delivering New Shipping Solutions to PartnerShip ARCBEST: DELIVERING NEW SHIPPING SOLUTIONS TO PARTNERSHIP

blog article

Jan 23, 2019

PartnerShip® is always working to expand our available carrier network in order to meet every customer's shipping needs, every time. For those customers who value premium service and an unmatched experience, we are pleased to announce the addition of the ArcBest® network to our comprehen...

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Trucking & Freight Management Trends to Know in 2019 TRUCKING & FREIGHT MANAGEMENT TRENDS TO KNOW IN 2019

blog article

Jan 23, 2019

Freight management is crucial for companies around the globe. Effective freight management reduces delays for consumers, helps companies offer Amazonesque shipping benefits and much more. Shippers that wish to succeed in 2019 need to know the top trucking and freight management trends for 2019 and h...

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DISTRIBUTION AND DEDICATED TRANSPORTATION OUTLOOKS: 2019 DISTRIBUTION AND DEDICATED TRANSPORTATION OUTLOOKS: 2019

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Jan 22, 2019

Inventory levels in 2019 will continue to grow creating the demand for more third-party warehousing space in the coming year. Preemptive purchases for imported products from China looking to avoid new tariff fees will bleed out in the first half of 2019. Inventory strategies tend to move with the ev...

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How airfreight can avert that hacking cough syndrome HOW AIRFREIGHT CAN AVERT THAT HACKING COUGH SYNDROME

blog article

Jan 22, 2019

AIR transport businesses are facing an unprecedented cyber crisis, as ever-inventive hackers calmly crash into their innermost secrets, writes Thelma Etim.Forwarders, airlines, truckers, brokers, handlers and airports around the air transport world are all unknowingly staring at an undefended and of...

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Amazon Steps up Ocean Freight Shipping from China to the U.S. AMAZON STEPS UP OCEAN FREIGHT SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO THE U.S.

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Jan 22, 2019

Amazon has been quietly shipping thousands of ocean freight containers out of China and to the West Coast, in another sign of its increasing logistics ambitions and an entire supply chain play, according to a report in USA Today. In the past year Amazon Logistics and its Chinese subsidiary, Beijing ...

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The Top 2019 Logistics Trends Shippers Should Know THE TOP 2019 LOGISTICS TRENDS SHIPPERS SHOULD KNOW

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Jan 22, 2019

The state of the logistics industry is evolving. 2019 is shaping up to be a year in which warehouses and distribution centers continue the development and implementation of technology-based processes. Technology allows shippers to work smarter, faster and with fewer human resources, and new technolo...

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Q1 2019 Freight Rates and Market Update Q1 2019 FREIGHT RATES AND MARKET UPDATE

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Jan 22, 2019

The transportation industry saw record-setting levels of freight-haul demand and driver pay in 2018 as tonnage levels reached a 20-year high, the ELD Mandate caused major debate and disruption, and price increases were felt across the map. This begs the question, what can we expect to see in 2019? N...

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Benefits Of Transportation Management System BENEFITS OF TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Jan 22, 2019

There has been little in the way of growth, as beneficial to the supply chain as Transport Management System. Companies in manufacturing, distribution and logistics realizes the importance and benefits of TMS. The right kind of Transportation System may provide complete power to define, manage and c...

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Extending Supply-Chain Innovation to the Small Farmer EXTENDING SUPPLY-CHAIN INNOVATION TO THE SMALL FARMER

blog article

Jan 21, 2019

State-of-the-art technology for managing global supply chains is only now beginning to percolate down to the individuals who need it most: small farmers in developing economies.When it comes to deploying systems for ordering, producing, tracking and paying for goods, much of the attention to date ha...

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Logistics of the Future: Best Maritime Logistics Startups LOGISTICS OF THE FUTURE: BEST MARITIME LOGISTICS STARTUPS

blog article

Jan 19, 2019

Maritime shipping: it’s the quiet achiever of transport. After the revolutionary introduction of containerization by Malcolm McLean back in 1956, the industry was completely transformed. While it once took up to two whole weeks just to load and unload containers off a ship, piece by piece, the...

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10 Benefits 0f Pre-Engineered Warehouses 10 BENEFITS 0F PRE-ENGINEERED WAREHOUSES

blog article

Jan 18, 2019

Warehousing demand is growing at a rapid pace and the focus on innovation, cost, speed of delivery and versatility is unprecedented. Industry clusters, geographic and demographic factors at times necessitate lean and smart facilities specific to one commodity and at times very large facilities for a...

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7 Challenges Facing Supply Chain Leaders in 2019 7 CHALLENGES FACING SUPPLY CHAIN LEADERS IN 2019

blog article

Jan 18, 2019

While “top trends” lists are a dime a dozen, we think this one has some unique insights into the challenges and opportunities that will, or should, occupy the minds of supply chain leaders in 2019 and beyond. To provide this balanced insight, we canvassed our panel of internal experts an...

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Seven Ways the Cargo Ship Industry Is Cleaning Up Its Filthy Act SEVEN WAYS THE CARGO SHIP INDUSTRY IS CLEANING UP ITS FILTHY ACT

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Jan 18, 2019

Air pollution from cars and factories has been regulated in much of the world since the 1970s. When it comes to the smoke-belching ships that carry global trade, the rules have been a lot looser.Big changes start next January, though, when long-debated standards from the International Maritime Organ...

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Blockchain – What to Expect in the Future BLOCKCHAIN – WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE FUTURE

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Jan 18, 2019

While blockchain is being tested more than virtual money, both corporations and small startups are ready to make use of the modern technology in their everyday business operations. It is expected that this solution is going to be ubiquitous soon. There is no surprise that many financial experts call...

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Redwood Logistics: Benefits of M&A in Transportation and Logistics REDWOOD LOGISTICS: BENEFITS OF M&A IN TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS

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Jan 18, 2019

Industry M & A activity is robust, with reported 71 transactions for $43.3 billion taking place in late 2017 and steady activity since. The key benefits 1 further developing quality staff and industry expertise.

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How to Navigate a Complex Maritime Landscape with Breakthrough HOW TO NAVIGATE A COMPLEX MARITIME LANDSCAPE WITH BREAKTHROUGH

blog article

Jan 18, 2019

Since our inception in 2004, Breakthrough has been the pioneer in helping shippers accurately manage their transportation energy spend.  What started in North American over-the-road fuel management has now expanded to an array of transportation landscapes—as shippers recognize the value o...

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Beyond Multi-Carrier Shipping Software, a Move to the Cloud BEYOND MULTI-CARRIER SHIPPING SOFTWARE, A MOVE TO THE CLOUD

blog article

Jan 18, 2019

Shipping is all about movement. Moving product off of shelves. Moving items out of warehouses and distribution centers. Moving parcels to homes and businesses. The crux of the situation is that the need to move items faster, more efficiently, and cheaper to keep up with the quickening pace of parcel...

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Air Freight 101: 5 Concepts And 21 Terms You Need To Know AIR FREIGHT 101: 5 CONCEPTS AND 21 TERMS YOU NEED TO KNOW

blog article

Jan 17, 2019

As you optimize your supply chain, adding air freight to your mix of shipping options can give you an edge. With its quick and reliable delivery times, air freight gets your goods in the hands of your customers exactly when they need them.If you’re new to air freight—or you want to disco...

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Through the looking glass. South African supply chains in 2019 THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. SOUTH AFRICAN SUPPLY CHAINS IN 2019

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Jan 17, 2019

2019 promises, to once again be a year of opportunity and turbulence in equal measure. On the local front, South Africa will continue to emerge from the last decade of turmoil, with increasing hope for international investment, growth and stability. 2019 is also an election year, so our economy is l...

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3PLS OFFER SHIPPERS OPTIMIZED SOLUTIONS TO NATIONWIDE CAPACITY CRUNCH 3PLS OFFER SHIPPERS OPTIMIZED SOLUTIONS TO NATIONWIDE CAPACITY CRUNCH

blog article

Jan 17, 2019

Last year the ‘nationwide truck shortage’, also referred to as the capacity crunch, was a significant challenge for the transportation industry. Carrying over into the New Year, the increase in freight rates and subsequent decrease in drivers continues to impact shippers tremendously. In...

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Supply chain technologies: Hype, reality and future SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGIES: HYPE, REALITY AND FUTURE

blog article

Jan 16, 2019

Logistics and supply chain has long been an experimentation and proving ground for new technologies. Its very nature of large volume and quick turnaround provides limitless opportunity for vetting and versioning hardware and software developments aimed at streamlining operations.

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How to choose the best freight forwarder network HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST FREIGHT FORWARDER NETWORK

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Jan 16, 2019

Logistics groups are a common and very popular concept among professionals in this market. A freight forwarder network can offer several different benefits to its members, increasing their partnerships worldwide and contributing for how many business opportunities they get. However, with so many log...

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Understanding logistics rates in the current market UNDERSTANDING LOGISTICS RATES IN THE CURRENT MARKET

blog article

Jan 16, 2019

Pricing in the transportation sector can be a source of frustration for many logistics managers. Factors that can affect rates in the truckload spot market create a domino effect that causes fluctuations for other services. Since your obligation is to get your company’s goods where they need t...

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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FREIGHT FORWARDERS AND NVOCCS YOU SHOULD KNOW IN 2019 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FREIGHT FORWARDERS AND NVOCCS YOU SHOULD KNOW IN 2019

blog article

Jan 16, 2019

For that reason, in 2019, we once again visit the topic of the differences between two types of partner companies: Freight Forwarders and Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs.) Both Freight Forwarders and NVOCCs are classified by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) as Ocean Transportation ...

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How to Become a Shipper of Choice HOW TO BECOME A SHIPPER OF CHOICE

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Jan 15, 2019

Today, LTL carriers are focused on improving their earnings. However, issues such as the driver shortage, decrease in capacity, added federal regulations and rising operating expenses are hindering their progress. To neutralize these issues, carriers have increased freight rates by double digits, im...

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Stockpiling: vote of confidence for Brexit? STOCKPILING: VOTE OF CONFIDENCE FOR BREXIT?

blog article

Jan 15, 2019

With Brexit right on our doorsteps many people, including retailers, have turned to stockpiling ahead of March 29 due to concerns that time-critical supplies could be left to go bad on vehicles that get stuck at customs as port delays become an all too real threat.Manufacturer Emergency Food Storage...

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7 Global future logistics trends 7 GLOBAL FUTURE LOGISTICS TRENDS

blog article

Jan 15, 2019

2019 is here and I’m very excited about what possibilities the new year will bring. We are in a highly transformative era and what in general is called the 4th Industrial Revolution. Changes will take time, but they are going to occur at a more rapid pace than before. In this blog post, I have...

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How Technology is Changing the Future of Logistics HOW TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE FUTURE OF LOGISTICS

blog article

Jan 15, 2019

The evolution of technology is pushing the boundaries and changing how the world does business. Today, we’re accustomed to everything being online and right at our fingertips for immediate access. Through Amazon, the pioneer of fast-paced delivery service, it’s possible to receive a pack...

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Tips for Managing Less Than Truckload Shipping in the Age of E-Commerce TIPS FOR MANAGING LESS THAN TRUCKLOAD SHIPPING IN THE AGE OF E-COMMERCE

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Jan 15, 2019

E-commerce growth is record-breaking, and experts estimate the businessto-consumer e-commerce revenue to reach $3.2 trillion by 2020. That doesn’t even count the mountains of products that are shipped back for recycling, repairs or replacement via reverselogistics —meanwhile, the value o...

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Modernizing eCommerce Logistics: From Start-Ups to the Fortune 1000 MODERNIZING ECOMMERCE LOGISTICS: FROM START-UPS TO THE FORTUNE 1000

blog article

Jan 15, 2019

In early October, 2,000+ logistics and supply chain executives gathered at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee for the annual Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) EDGE Conference. While there, we presented during the panel, "Modernizing eCommerce L...

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Trucking and Technology: A Look At Trucks in CES 2019 TRUCKING AND TECHNOLOGY: A LOOK AT TRUCKS IN CES 2019

blog article

Jan 15, 2019

Before we get into the ever important topic of trucking fuel, let’s take a look at trucking tech. In one of our previous blog entries, we mentioned TuSimple’s trucking technology. Well, they went into this year’s CES confident, calm, and collected. “CES is becoming an importa...

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GLOBAL LOGISTICS OUTLOOK: 2019 GLOBAL LOGISTICS OUTLOOK: 2019

blog article

Jan 14, 2019

When you look back at some of the major trade decisions made in 2018, we see a continuing volatility in the global markets going into the new year. Heightened geopolitical tensions and the effects of new proposals by government and trade organizations meant to address the economic and environmental ...

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WES Logistics Showreel WES LOGISTICS SHOWREEL

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Jan 14, 2019

Whether by air, land or sea, Worldwide Exhibition Services is committed to providing a time sensitive and professional service for exhibitors, broadcasters and sports events. WES was set up as a logistics specialist in 1988, and 25 years of experience has honed our knowledge of domestic and internat...

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5 THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHILE CHOOSING A FREIGHT FORWARDER 5 THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHILE CHOOSING A FREIGHT FORWARDER

blog article

Jan 14, 2019

Most businesses, especially in the manufacturing sector, require some sort of import and/or export of cargo at some point in time. This can be in the form of importing the raw material or exporting the finished products. In both cases, it is extremely important that your cargo doesn’t get dama...

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The most innovative transportation technology from CES 2019 THE MOST INNOVATIVE TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY FROM CES 2019

blog article

Jan 14, 2019

CES 2019 is in the books and we are excited to highlight some of the most innovative transportation technology we saw at the show. What a week it was at CES 2019! Now that we are back home in Chicago, we are excited to highlight some of the most innovative transportation technology we saw at the sho...

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Study: Shippers expect freight slump in 2019 STUDY: SHIPPERS EXPECT FREIGHT SLUMP IN 2019

blog article

Jan 11, 2019

After enduring a 2018 marked by tight capacity and increasing freight costs, U.S. shippers are anticipating a slump in freight movement in 2019, an industry study shows.While supply chain operations last year were generally boosted by a consumer recovery that began in 2017, they were also hindered a...

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How to Calculate Freight Density for Shipping HOW TO CALCULATE FREIGHT DENSITY FOR SHIPPING

blog article

Jan 11, 2019

Density is a major factor in determining your freight classand your total shipment cost. In fact, many LTL carriers are relying more and more on freight density over actual weight to determine your rate. That's why it's important that you understand what freight density is and how to calcula...

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3PL Trends to watch in 2019 3PL TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2019

blog article

Jan 11, 2019

If there was ever an industry that was the poster child for, “the only thing constant is change,” it’s the logistics industry. In the last two decades, the world of freight management and 3PLs has undergone a transformation that no one could have imagined 20 years ago. What the fut...

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5 ways mobile apps are improving transport & logistics 5 WAYS MOBILE APPS ARE IMPROVING TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS

blog article

Jan 11, 2019

Transport and logistics are a crucial part of the economy.  Pretty much everyone today uses a mobile device with Android, iOS or Windows systems. How can these two facts be combined to improve business processes in Transportation and Logistics? To find out, I’m looking at mobile solutions...

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Peak Season Continues as Industry Undergoes Reverse Logistics PEAK SEASON CONTINUES AS INDUSTRY UNDERGOES REVERSE LOGISTICS

blog article

Jan 11, 2019

The holiday season brings a series of challenges to the supply chain industry — especially as e-commerce continues to grow. Companies have to efficiently ensure that customers’ packages will arrive in a timely matter, putting added stress on the warehouse and transportation sector, which...

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Impact of IoT on Manufacturing, Energy and Logistics Industries IMPACT OF IOT ON MANUFACTURING, ENERGY AND LOGISTICS INDUSTRIES

blog article

Jan 11, 2019

The advent of the Internet has given rise to the concept of connectivity. The power of connectivity is expanding at an unprecedented rate, with no signs of slowing down. The Internet of Things (IoT) is nothing but the amalgamation of smart devices, sensors and the connectivity of the Internet.

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Amazon Delivery: Should Shipping and Fulfillment Businesses Be Worried? AMAZON DELIVERY: SHOULD SHIPPING AND FULFILLMENT BUSINESSES BE WORRIED?

blog article

Jan 10, 2019

It seems that every year we can expect Amazon to test a new delivery service.In 2017, we saw the rise of Seller Flex, and 2018 it was introduction of the Amazon Delivery Service Partners (DSP) program.Amazon is looking for new ways to boost its supply-chain efficiency, from the way it receives packa...

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HOW TO CALCULATE FREIGHT RATES HOW TO CALCULATE FREIGHT RATES

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Jan 10, 2019

Shippers that don’t need to fill a full truck can save big time shipping their freight using the less than a truckload (LTL) service, shipping just a few skids, pallets or crates at a time. Many factors go into calculating freight rates and doing it on a case by case basis is very time-consumi...

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The 8 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing Applied to Warehouse Operations THE 8 WASTES OF LEAN MANUFACTURING APPLIED TO WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS

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Jan 10, 2019

Lean principles help identify these non-value-added components (wastes) and work to reduce them as much as possible. Historically, lean has been applied most effectively to manufacturing processes.  Concepts like the assembly line, manufacturing cells and Kanban inventories are just a few examp...

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4 SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS TRENDS FOR 2019 4 SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS TRENDS FOR 2019

blog article

Jan 10, 2019

The integration of technologies and the digitization of supply chain and logistics will continue to transform the industry in 2019. Last year, changes in global markets and the boom in e-commerce increased consumer spending and expectations significantly. According to Statista, 21.1 % of supply chai...

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Key takeaways from the “Preserving Safety and Data Privacy in Connected Vehicles” CES 2019 panel KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THE “PRESERVING SAFETY AND DATA PRIVACY IN CONNECTED VEHICLES” CES 2019 PANEL

blog article

Jan 10, 2019

Gary Hallgren participated on a Trillium Secure panel during CES 2019 that focused on data privacy in connected vehicles. Check out what was talked about. It’s been a great week so far for the Arity team at CES 2019! We are meeting with some very smart new and old friends and partners and doin...

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IOTA Tangle Will Power New Supply Chain Solution for IBCS Group IOTA TANGLE WILL POWER NEW SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTION FOR IBCS GROUP

blog article

Jan 10, 2019

The IOTA Foundation announced recently that its open source Tangle technology would be used to create a new track and trace solution for assets in the supply chain for IBCS group. The solution is designed to improve asset management and visibility across the group’s supply chain.

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How SKF uses a supply chain twin to enable integrated planning HOW SKF USES A SUPPLY CHAIN TWIN TO ENABLE INTEGRATED PLANNING

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Jan 10, 2019

The threat of disruption and a range of market forces drove global bearings manufacturer SKF to think differently about managing its global supply chain. Building a "digital supply chain twin" allowed the company to globalize and automate planning and "futureproof" the business.

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How JJMDC helped Intermountain Healthcare streamline supply chain operations HOW JJMDC HELPED INTERMOUNTAIN HEALTHCARE STREAMLINE SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONS

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Jan 10, 2019

When Intermountain Healthcare had problems with stockouts for crucial surgical supplies, it turned to its supplier, the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies (JJMDC), for help. JJMDC deployed a specialized supply chain team to help the health system diagnose what the problem was and discov...

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Cyber Security in the Transport and Logistics Industry CYBER SECURITY IN THE TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS INDUSTRY

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Jan 09, 2019

The UK’s transport and logistics sector is a complex network of public and private sector organisations. It features bodies as diverse as government departments and local authorities, multi-national haulage and logistics firms, train and rail operators, infrastructure providers, mass public tr...

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What to Expect From Robotic Process Automation in 2019 WHAT TO EXPECT FROM ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION IN 2019

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Jan 09, 2019

Technology continues to play a huge part in business development and innovation. In addition, artificial intelligence along with growing investments in robotic process automation (RPA) will continue to expand. According to a Forbes report, the RPA market will reach $1.7 billion in 2019 and by 2021 g...

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Blockchain Technology is Set to Transform the Supply Chain BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY IS SET TO TRANSFORM THE SUPPLY CHAIN

blog article

Jan 09, 2019

Supply chain has become complicated. Some would say cumbersome. It takes days to make a payment between a manufacturer and a supplier, or a customer and a vendor. Contractual agreements require the services of lawyers and bankers, each of which adds extra cost and delay. Products and parts are often...

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3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep on Your 2019 Radar 3 SUPPLY CHAIN TRENDS TO KEEP ON YOUR 2019 RADAR

blog article

Jan 09, 2019

We’ve had a busy final quarter of 2018 here at Logistics Bureau, so it was somewhat later in the year than usual when I got to thinking about what’s been going on in the supply chain world at large, and which developments are likely to keep the industry on its toes in the coming year. Ho...

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Multimodal shipments and IoT: A match made in heaven MULTIMODAL SHIPMENTS AND IOT: A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

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Jan 09, 2019

Transportation network optimization isn't easy. The root cause of issues, in most cases, is a glaring lack of awareness of what's transpiring in the field. Missed connections, delays at ports or sorting facilities, or breakdowns along the way, these are just a few of the pitfalls that affect...

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Global Shipping Trends in 2019 GLOBAL SHIPPING TRENDS IN 2019

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Jan 09, 2019

As 2019 begins, the global shipping industry can expect factors, such as consolidation, policy change, and technology, to be key drivers of change. With each new year, the shipping industry further develops and advances, requiring businesses to stay ahead of the trends to anticipate any possible iss...

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How Logistics Will Shift in 2019 HOW LOGISTICS WILL SHIFT IN 2019

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Jan 09, 2019

As the well-known quote above says, change will always happen. For the transport and logistics sector, the occurrence of change is no different. Not only has this sector grown in recent years, but it has also become increasingly impacted by many world factors, such as economics, politics, environmen...

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How to optimise your transportation and logistics assets HOW TO OPTIMISE YOUR TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS ASSETS

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Jan 09, 2019

If you manage a large logistics operation, you’ll understand the importance of using your assets effectively. Imagine how your profit margin is hurt by the constant maintenance of aging vehicles, the rate of accidents and the cost of liability coverage. Mitigating the factors that bring down y...

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4 Industry Facts About 3PL Drayage Service 4 INDUSTRY FACTS ABOUT 3PL DRAYAGE SERVICE

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Jan 09, 2019

If you’re not in the shipping or 3PL industries, it’s likely you’ve never even heard of the word drayage. Drayage is, quite simply, the hauling of containers from ships to different destinations. The destination could be another port, it could be railyards to have them shipped out ...

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Could a Phased Autonomous Trucking Solution Be on the Horizon for 2019? COULD A PHASED AUTONOMOUS TRUCKING SOLUTION BE ON THE HORIZON FOR 2019?

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Jan 09, 2019

As the calendar extends to 2019, a recently published report indicates that the integration of autonomous or self-driving trucks could be closer than expected. A new report published by logistics industry consultants McKinsey & Co. postulated a concept of a four-wave, phased-in solution that cou...

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3 Things Logistics Companies Can Do Against Ransomware 3 THINGS LOGISTICS COMPANIES CAN DO AGAINST RANSOMWARE

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Jan 08, 2019

It has happened. Again. Another ransomware attack has hit companies today. The brunt of the attack was aimed at the Ukraine, but companies worldwide were affected.

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Inbound Freight Collaboration: How a TMS Creates Harmony Between Shippers, Vendors, and Carriers INBOUND FREIGHT COLLABORATION: HOW A TMS CREATES HARMONY BETWEEN SHIPPERS, VENDORS, AND CARRIERS

blog article

Jan 08, 2019

Today’s supply chains suffer from egocentric mindsets. Organizations are always looking out for number one, and while that remains vital to success, failure to work with other parts of your supply chain will lead to severe consequences. These consequences include higher freight spend, poor doc...

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Truck Driver Shortage: No one behind the wheel TRUCK DRIVER SHORTAGE: NO ONE BEHIND THE WHEEL

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Jan 08, 2019

Everyone knows the trucking industry has a problem behind the wheel. After all, who hasn’t heard that annual driver turnover is 100%? Or, in a really good year, it’s only 95%. If you think it’s bad now, just wait: It’s going to get worse. According to the American Trucking As...

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10 Interesting Facts About Freight Brokers 10 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT FREIGHT BROKERS

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Jan 08, 2019

Freight brokers have a huge responsibility to make sure all the needs in US for the goods delivery are up to date. Incredibly important role requires a lot of hard work on a daily base.Average person working in the freight broker company makes 200 phone calls a day. In order to bring all these hard ...

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How Internal Communication with Mobile App Will Accelerate the Growth of Logistics Industry HOW INTERNAL COMMUNICATION WITH MOBILE APP WILL ACCELERATE THE GROWTH OF LOGISTICS INDUSTRY

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Jan 08, 2019

While this has been received as good news by logistics companies, it comes with its share of challenges. The main one being internal communication. The complexity of logistics requires effective internal communication to ensure smooth operation. Digital devices have helped managers to monitor goods ...

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The Automated Future of Transportation THE AUTOMATED FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION

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Jan 08, 2019

Automation and data analytics are widely recognized as the answers to that call — key tools for making operations more efficient, whether that means handling more cargo or passengers, controlling costs, delivering a superior customer experience, maximizing safety, managing assets more effectiv...

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Three keys to an intelligent supply chain THREE KEYS TO AN INTELLIGENT SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jan 08, 2019

Wherever your manufacturing business is on its journey to providing product as a service, you’ve no doubt realized that you need an intelligent supply chain to make it happen. Because you need to be able to do three key things: Deliver the right products, parts, resources, and service where an...

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Digital Supply Chain Transformation: Visualizing the Possibilities DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSFORMATION: VISUALIZING THE POSSIBILITIES

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Jan 08, 2019

Most, if not all, supply chain managers recognize that a digital revolution is overtaking supply chain management. It is fueled by three major trends.

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Top 6 Supply Chain Trends for 2019 TOP 6 SUPPLY CHAIN TRENDS FOR 2019

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Jan 07, 2019

The year 2019 has only just begun, so now would be a suitable time to look into the question of which supply chain trends lie ahead for the coming year.In the globalization era, the supply chain is more diverse than ever before. Every day new technical innovations offer the opportunity to reduce thi...

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Eliminating Slavery in Supply Chains: A Job Unfinished ELIMINATING SLAVERY IN SUPPLY CHAINS: A JOB UNFINISHED

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Jan 07, 2019

In recent years, there has been a torrent of new laws and regulations enacted globally, with the goal of eliminating slavery and forced labor from modern-day supply chains. Are they having any impact. At the very least, the scorecard is mixed. According to the latest Global CSR Risk and Performance ...

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Overview of CIG Logistics OVERVIEW OF CIG LOGISTICS

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Jan 07, 2019

CIG Logistics is full scale materials transportation company and is the largest transloader of downhole well consumables in the United States. CIG facilitates the efficient tracking, movement, storage, inventory management, and business intelligence associated with transporting customer's produc...

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New White House Office Would Protect Supply Chain, Fight IP Theft NEW WHITE HOUSE OFFICE WOULD PROTECT SUPPLY CHAIN, FIGHT IP THEFT

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Jan 07, 2019

A new bipartisan bill would create a White House office tasked with protecting against state-sponsored technology theft and risks to critical supply chains.

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Bad Date Logistics Are Always Your Fault BAD DATE LOGISTICS ARE ALWAYS YOUR FAULT

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Jan 07, 2019

One of the biggest reasons why men screw up and don’t get laid is because of bad date logistics. This is when, on a date (a second date, if you’re using my system) the logistics are such that it’s either impossible or very difficult to have sex with the woman you’re with.

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6 Best Practices For Shipping Air Freight 6 BEST PRACTICES FOR SHIPPING AIR FREIGHT

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Jan 06, 2019

Air freight can offer your company several advantages over ocean freight. In addition to subjecting your shipments to less handling, which can translate to a lower possibility of damage, air freight can also get your goods to their destination faster—and on a more precise timeline.However, air...

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What makes Priority Freight swift? WHAT MAKES PRIORITY FREIGHT SWIFT?

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Jan 06, 2019

To reach our goal to be Europe’s leading provider of emergency and time-critical logistics solutions, we need to offer a nimble delivery that matches our clients’ urgent requirements. But quick delivery relies on more than just being fast. Providing the best solutions for our customers t...

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Everything you need to know about drones in 2019 EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DRONES IN 2019

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Jan 06, 2019

IN THE past five years, the drones industry has seen remarkable growth around the world, with both the public and private sectors increasingly utilising unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in countless ways. Whether to improve public safety surveillance in law enforcement matters, power line inspection...

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What Impact Will Automation Have on Warehouse Workers? WHAT IMPACT WILL AUTOMATION HAVE ON WAREHOUSE WORKERS?

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Jan 06, 2019

The modern-day warehouse is serving as a laboratory for the introduction of innovative supply-chain technologies. But the implications for human workers remain uncertain.Automation is transforming virtually every aspect of warehouse and distribution center operations. And not a moment too soon: the ...

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Potential Impacts on the World’s Supply Chains From Changing Trade Policies POTENTIAL IMPACTS ON THE WORLD’S SUPPLY CHAINS FROM CHANGING TRADE POLICIES

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Jan 06, 2019

The current trade based spat between the Trump administration and many of the USA’s trading partners will likely create some new challenges for freight forwarders as well as their customers. Higher tariffs and attempts to either renegotiate or exit existing trade agreements are likely to add a...

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How Is Digitalization Affecting the Manufacturing Supply Chain? HOW IS DIGITALIZATION AFFECTING THE MANUFACTURING SUPPLY CHAIN?

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Jan 06, 2019

Digital manufacturing promises to improve productivity on the shop floor, offering manufacturers sensors, software and connectivity to capture and leverage data about their operations. However, truly digital manufacturing extends beyond the shop floor; it follows and encompasses the entire product l...

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Tight Trucking Capacity has Shippers Turning to Dedicated Transportation TIGHT TRUCKING CAPACITY HAS SHIPPERS TURNING TO DEDICATED TRANSPORTATION

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Jan 05, 2019

The current state of the trucking industry is putting shippers across the country in a bind – leaving them with fluctuating rates for freight transportation and a shortage of drivers. Several factors have driven high demand for trucks, including the hurricane relief efforts in Florida and Texa...

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Digitalization is the key to sustainable shipping DIGITALIZATION IS THE KEY TO SUSTAINABLE SHIPPING

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Jan 04, 2019

To remain competitive in a changing market, the marine industry must adopt technology that will make innovation easier and more affordable. Learn more about this technology and its role in fast-tracking sustainable shipping.

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Rising Parcel Rates and the USPS are Providing Good Reasons to Assess Parcel Volumes and Existing Carrier Agreements RISING PARCEL RATES AND THE USPS ARE PROVIDING GOOD REASONS TO ASSESS PARCEL VOLUMES AND EXISTING CARRIER AGREEMENTS

blog article

Jan 04, 2019

With 2018 behind us, hopefully you successfully implemented a peak season strategy and your organization survived the holiday madness that always ensues. Online sales once again hit new highs as did online returns. But whether your parcel strategy met your expectations or not, the New Year promises ...

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A Better Way to Buy Freight: Supply Chain Rate Modeling A BETTER WAY TO BUY FREIGHT: SUPPLY CHAIN RATE MODELING

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Jan 04, 2019

When prospects talk with us about our Radar Track & Trace and Intelligent Invoice Management the discussion of our supply chain rate modeling is usually part of the conversation. By taking a customer’s data and placing it in our modeling environment we’re able to show how clean, stan...

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Six steps to successful supply chain collaboration SIX STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL SUPPLY CHAIN COLLABORATION

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Jan 04, 2019

Although collaboration offers many benefits for consumer goods manufacturers and retailers, too often their joint initiatives don't work out. To ensure success, partner companies should take these six actions together.

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Relationships for supply chain success RELATIONSHIPS FOR SUPPLY CHAIN SUCCESS

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Jan 04, 2019

Supply chain management by its very nature depends on relationships and connections. In the first excerpt from their recent book, Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management: An Essential Guide for the 21st Century, the authors describe some of the relationships that play an important role in achieving ...

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Supply chain segmentation: 10 steps to greater profits SUPPLY CHAIN SEGMENTATION: 10 STEPS TO GREATER PROFITS

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Jan 04, 2019

Segmentation lets companies boost profitability by tailoring their supply chain strategy to each customer and product in their portfolio. Here are 10 key practices that will ensure success.

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Supply chain strategies: Which one hits the mark? SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGIES: WHICH ONE HITS THE MARK?

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Jan 04, 2019

Supply chain strategies generally conform to one of six types. Choose the best one for your organization, and you'll manage your business more effectively.

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This Week in Logistics News THIS WEEK IN LOGISTICS NEWS

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Jan 04, 2019

A happy new year and welcome back to the Logistics Viewpoints news round-up. The holiday season was another record-breaking year, as customers flocked to the web and to the store for all their gift-giving needs.

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What Is Supply Chain Management? An Ultimate Guide in 2019 WHAT IS SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT? AN ULTIMATE GUIDE IN 2019

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Jan 04, 2019

While ERP for distribution products has some benefits, this type of software is not always the best option. Other kinds of ERP are either too generic or too tailored and do not offer robust features for supply chain management.

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Is Your Warehouse Completely Winter Prepped? IS YOUR WAREHOUSE COMPLETELY WINTER PREPPED?

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Jan 03, 2019

While overcoming sophisticated challenges is at the core of our business, logistics professionals are faced with even greater challenges keeping operations safe and moving during the winter. Technological innovations have reduced some vulnerabilities and operational hurdles, but concerns still remai...

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Transportation 2019—Looking Back, Looking Ahead TRANSPORTATION 2019—LOOKING BACK, LOOKING AHEAD

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Jan 03, 2019

A great deal of the attention of the transportation planning community over the past decade or so has focused on things like improving walkability, advocating bike use, championing transit, and supporting travel demand management with the hopes of increasing use of alternative modes. While one will ...

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Entrepreneurs Look To Blockchain Technology To Fix Supply Chain Pain Points ENTREPRENEURS LOOK TO BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY TO FIX SUPPLY CHAIN PAIN POINTS

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Jan 03, 2019

The global supply chain is quickly becoming one of blockchain technology’s top applications. The use of emerging technology has rapidly gained traction in the last couple of years with the launch of several platforms like VeChain, Waltonchain, Shipchain, and Provenance among others.

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15 Must Have Truck Driver Supplies 15 MUST HAVE TRUCK DRIVER SUPPLIES

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Jan 02, 2019

Spending days and weeks in a row driving the truck across entire US can sometimes be very exhausting and paying attention to the details of the supplies and equipment truck drivers carries with him can be crucial. They can be your best friend and your worst enemy and they are an important part of on...

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A look back down the road A LOOK BACK DOWN THE ROAD

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Jan 02, 2019

It has been just over a year since the controversial introduction in the US of electronic logging devices on heavy trucks to monitor drivers’ hours. Automotive Logistics looks at how the first 12 months have gone

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Reducing logistics costs by enabling a pull-based, vertically integrated supply chain through IoT REDUCING LOGISTICS COSTS BY ENABLING A PULL-BASED, VERTICALLY INTEGRATED SUPPLY CHAIN THROUGH IOT

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Jan 02, 2019

The traditional supply chain model often used in retail distribution is outdated and broken. Customers want more and they want it now but businesses’ inability to step up to the mark can leave customers waiting for a product or worse - not waiting and going elsewhere. To match modern customer ...

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Causes for capacity shortage in ground transportation CAUSES FOR CAPACITY SHORTAGE IN GROUND TRANSPORTATION

blog article

Jan 01, 2019

Nothing’s new about capacity shortages in ground transportation. This sector of the larger logistics industry is historically in high demand. Also, it may be especially susceptible to the ebb and flow of economy and weather.Importer-exporters are used to a marketplace with a flexing amount of ...

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2019 GLOBAL LOGISTICS PLANNING GUIDE 2019 GLOBAL LOGISTICS PLANNING GUIDE

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Jan 01, 2019

At the core of every successful business is a well-oiled logistics machine ensuring operational efficiencies, product accuracy and maximizing business at every turn. It’s the blueprint of every business and its power should never be underestimated. Without logistics, there’s no foundatio...

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How logistics companies can thrive during disruption within the wholesale vehicle market HOW LOGISTICS COMPANIES CAN THRIVE DURING DISRUPTION WITHIN THE WHOLESALE VEHICLE MARKET

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Dec 31, 2018

The growth and disruption of the digital marketplace is hard to miss in industries like retail and entertainment. A range of companies, including Amazon, Spotify and Netflix, are replacing the traditional businesses of yesterday.While not as visible to the casual observer, that same disruption is ta...

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What’s in store for 2019? WHAT’S IN STORE FOR 2019?

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Dec 31, 2018

Over the last decade, trucking capacity has continued to tighten, making it increasingly difficult for shippers to find trucks to transport their bulk products. In 2019, many ocean carriers will be forced to sit longer at port waiting for trucks to pick up the cargo, which will prompt some to impose...

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Emerging Technologies and the Future of the Logistics Industry EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND THE FUTURE OF THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY

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Dec 31, 2018

Right from unmanned robots to drones for online order delivery, supply chain and logistics industries are undergoing a rapid transformation. Just imagine emerging technologies such as wearables, IoT, blockchain, and machine learning are completely transforming several industries. The future of suppl...

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Happy New Year: It’s not too early for ocean cargo shippers to plan for 2020 HAPPY NEW YEAR: IT’S NOT TOO EARLY FOR OCEAN CARGO SHIPPERS TO PLAN FOR 2020

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Dec 31, 2018

As we usher in 2019, many industry analysts are telling logistics managers to begin planning for a major transformational event coming into play for the ocean cargo sector a year from now.

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5 Progressive Digital Solutions to Upscale Your Transport and Logistics Business in 2019 5 PROGRESSIVE DIGITAL SOLUTIONS TO UPSCALE YOUR TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS BUSINESS IN 2019

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Dec 29, 2018

Automation is a major precondition for advancement in passenger and cargo transportation. With the introduction of new operational models, logistics today has become much more complex. Clients expect faster service and more transparency. So, even small and middle transportation businesses turn their...

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A year in logistics industry trends + how to prepare for the future A YEAR IN LOGISTICS INDUSTRY TRENDS + HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE

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Dec 27, 2018

As we approach the end of another year, it’s a great time to look back on what’s happened in the past twelve months and plan for the year to come. It seems like every year is action-packed for the logistics and transportation industries, and 2018 has been no exception. Technological, eco...

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Cargo Volumes Are Booming in Trump Trade-War Paradox CARGO VOLUMES ARE BOOMING IN TRUMP TRADE-WAR PARADOX

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Dec 27, 2018

A few days before Christmas, the container ship “SM Shanghai” was steaming toward California’s Port of Long Beach. Just ahead and coming to the end of an 11-day journey from China, the “Ever Lucent” was headed for the nearby Port of Los Angeles, where the “Thomas ...

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Trading With China: What’s Going On Behind the Wall TRADING WITH CHINA: WHAT’S GOING ON BEHIND THE WALL

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Dec 26, 2018

If you’ve got business in China, there’s far more to follow than tariffs. In the ongoing trade war between the United States and China, tariffs make headlines for good reason: Their impacts tend to be both public and immediate. For importers and exporters operating on razor-thin margins,...

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Five Quick Steps to ELD Success FIVE QUICK STEPS TO ELD SUCCESS

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Dec 26, 2018

The electronic logging device (ELD) mandate sparked an incredible year of transition for the trucking and logistics industry, as trucking companies of all sizes scrambled to make sure they were ELD-compliant following the December 16, 2017 deadline.On that date, all drivers were required to upgrade ...

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The Battle of Transportation Management Systems: Oracle vs SAP THE BATTLE OF TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: ORACLE VS SAP

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Dec 26, 2018

TMS adoption is on the rise and rightly so. Limited capacity is likely to hike freight rates by as much as 4.9% this year. Shippers can not only offset these charges, but further improve their productivity by using Transportation Management Solutions (TMS). TMS make it possible for shippers to strea...

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Tariffs and the Electronics Supply Chain: A Perfect Storm? TARIFFS AND THE ELECTRONICS SUPPLY CHAIN: A PERFECT STORM?

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Dec 26, 2018

What storm am I talking about? The storm caused by the convergence of two trends: rapidly escalating trade wars and historically high electronic component shortages. Taken together, the two trends likely will increase the cost of goods, slow down the introduction of new products, cause shifts in sou...

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20 BEST AVIATION MUSEUMS AROUND THE WORLD 20 BEST AVIATION MUSEUMS AROUND THE WORLD

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Dec 26, 2018

The greatest aviation museums capture the achievements and products of the pilots, designers, and engineers who completed those rickety first flights then set their sights on space. Shown is the EAA Museum in OshKosh, Wisconsin. Full credit: Education Ima

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Blockchain: The Technology Rx for Healthcare? BLOCKCHAIN: THE TECHNOLOGY RX FOR HEALTHCARE?

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Dec 26, 2018

Blockchain may still be an emerging technology, but much like the internet, its promise to disrupt industries is the topic of avid conversation. The appeal of blockchain lies in its ability to decentralize and encrypt transactions. Blockchains are also designed for huge volumes of disparate data. He...

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Global Internet of Things (IoT) in Logistics Market to Reach US$ 63,728.6 Mn by 2026 GLOBAL INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) IN LOGISTICS MARKET TO REACH US$ 63,728.6 MN BY 2026

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Dec 26, 2018

The global Internet of Things (IoT) in the logistics market is anticipated to be driven by an increase in cost pressure and a rise in demand for automation of processes. The logistics industry has adopted IoT solutions at a slow pace than other industries. Hence, automation of business processes dri...

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Global Digital Logistics Market 2018-2025 GLOBAL DIGITAL LOGISTICS MARKET 2018-2025

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Dec 26, 2018

The Digital Logistics Market 2018-2025 report offers extensive and precise estimates and forecasts study of Digital Logistics industry along with the analysis of essential features providing key industry insights to the readers. The Digital Logistics Market research report further delivers a methodi...

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Is Logistics Your Strategic Advantage? IS LOGISTICS YOUR STRATEGIC ADVANTAGE?

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Dec 26, 2018

With 2018 drawing to a close, business leaders are looking ahead to 2019, and warily eyeing a mixed bag of bullish and bearish outlooks on the next year's transportation market.

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Supply Chain Analytics Market Demands and Growth Prediction 2018 to 2026 SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYTICS MARKET DEMANDS AND GROWTH PREDICTION 2018 TO 2026

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Dec 26, 2018

A Research Report on Supply Chain Analytics Market Potential Growth, Share, Demand and Analysis of Key Players- Research Forecasts to (2018 – 2026). The global Supply Chain Analytics Market research report covers main factors responsible for the development of the global Supply Chain Analytics Marke...

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HOW EMM IS TRANSFORMING AND EMPOWERING TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS HOW EMM IS TRANSFORMING AND EMPOWERING TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS

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Dec 25, 2018

It’s no surprise, then, that IT capabilities designed to enable and enhance T&L functions are themselves also increasingly dependent upon mobility technologies to get the most out of investments in current and nextgeneration T&L. Optimal management of the essential elements of T&L&...

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Industrial Logistics Robots Market 2018 INDUSTRIAL LOGISTICS ROBOTS MARKET 2018

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Dec 25, 2018

Industrial Logistics Robots market research report 2018-2023 report portrays definition, an investigation of significant improvements in the market, profound aggressive examination, and budgetary investigation. It likewise centers on to potential chances of market, showcase patterns, benchmarking of...

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Retailers sharpen their focus on the supply chain RETAILERS SHARPEN THEIR FOCUS ON THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Dec 21, 2018

The most successful retailers are separating themselves from the pack through efficient supply chain management, according to a study sponsored by logistics technology vendor SymphonyRetailAI, released this month.Four out of five retailers say they view their supply chain as a strength, according to...

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Delivery is the Difference: How to Win Customers and Sales with Better Shipping Options DELIVERY IS THE DIFFERENCE: HOW TO WIN CUSTOMERS AND SALES WITH BETTER SHIPPING OPTIONS

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Dec 21, 2018

By removing delivery anxiety, your single largest obstacle to converting orders can result in an up to 20 percent increase in sales, happier customers, fewer calls to customer support and an optimized delivery network.

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Blockchain technology: what impact could it have on supply chains? BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY: WHAT IMPACT COULD IT HAVE ON SUPPLY CHAINS?

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Dec 20, 2018

In today’s digital world, market leadership increasingly depends on innovation and the ability to utilise the latest technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain. Although blockchain is still in its infancy, it has the potential to greatly impact business processes as well as im...

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7 Top Supply Chain Trends to Monitor in 2019 7 TOP SUPPLY CHAIN TRENDS TO MONITOR IN 2019

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Dec 20, 2018

According to data from Statista Research, by the year 2045 there will be over eight trillion ton-miles of freight moved within the United States alone. The logistics and transportation industry is transforming at a rapid rate, with factors like e-commerce shopping fueling the fire. It's never be...

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Overview of Controlant OVERVIEW OF CONTROLANT'S REAL-TIME SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES

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Dec 20, 2018

Controlant is pioneering the development of next generation supply chain temperature monitoring and traceability solutions for digitally connected global cold chains. Our fully validated cloud and IoT solutions provide real-time, end-to-end visibility and risk mitigation across all lanes—air, ...

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Five steps for integrating 3D printing into manufacturing FIVE STEPS FOR INTEGRATING 3D PRINTING INTO MANUFACTURING

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Dec 19, 2018

As someone who’s spent time at 3D printing service bureaux, I know taking an idea all the way to final 3D printed part often entails a lot of trial-and-error. It’s crucial to perfect the process, especially when it comes to navigating the path to mainstream manufacturing as there’s...

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The Importance of Last-Mile Facilities in the Supply Chain THE IMPORTANCE OF LAST-MILE FACILITIES IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Dec 19, 2018

This year's explosive growth of online purchasing and competition among online retailers has resulted in a race to reach consumers. Whether it’s one-day, same-day or one-hour, how can sellers fulfill delivery promises?The answer is getting the last mile right.Twenty years ago, brick-and-mo...

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The Top Five Supply Chain Innovations of 2018 THE TOP FIVE SUPPLY CHAIN INNOVATIONS OF 2018

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Dec 19, 2018

Who doesn't need more and better information when it comes to sourcing? Even the big players need improvement in that area. Take Intel, for example, this year's winner of the Supply Chain Innovation Award sponsored by SupplyChainBrain and the Research Strategies Committee of the Council of S...

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Logistics Insurance Market: Industry Players to Show High Growth Rate by 2024 LOGISTICS INSURANCE MARKET: INDUSTRY PLAYERS TO SHOW HIGH GROWTH RATE BY 2024

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Dec 19, 2018

The Logistics Insurance Market report covers the overall and all-inclusive analysis of the “Logistics Insurance Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2018–2026” with all its factors that have an impact on market growth. This report is anchored ...

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Q&A: Supply Chain Predictions for 2019 Q&A: SUPPLY CHAIN PREDICTIONS FOR 2019

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Dec 18, 2018

Like oil and water, uncertainty and the supply chain don’t mix well. As we look into 2019, however, many questions loom in the year ahead. While 2018 was a milestone year for supply chain innovation, many industry experts believe that next year will likely be no different. In the following Q&a...

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Five key trends for the coming year FIVE KEY TRENDS FOR THE COMING YEAR

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Dec 18, 2018

2019 is just a couple of weeks away, and it promises to be a challenging year for everyone in supply chain and logistics. So, here are my top five trends that will drive developments in the market next year:

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Managed IT Services in Supply Chain Solutions Accelerate Intelligence MANAGED IT SERVICES IN SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS ACCELERATE INTELLIGENCE

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Dec 18, 2018

From our integrated DaaS technology platform to our collaborative approach with customer support, RateLinx offers a supply chain solution unlike any other in the market. Providing true data intelligence using an integrated data foundation is what sets us apart. The support side is arguably where the...

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Holiday season on-time delivery performance is shining so far HOLIDAY SEASON ON-TIME DELIVERY PERFORMANCE IS SHINING SO FAR

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Dec 18, 2018

The holiday delivery shopping and shipping seasons have distinctly different goals and objectives or consumers and carriers and logistics service providers, alike.

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China to Tackle Delivery Waste Crisis With New Green Standards CHINA TO TACKLE DELIVERY WASTE CRISIS WITH NEW GREEN STANDARDS

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Dec 18, 2018

The Chinese government has issued a set of standards to promote the use of sustainable packaging materials in the logistics industry, where companies including Alibaba-backed Cainiao, JD.com, and SF Express serve millions of online shoppers every day.

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Top Challenges Faced by Logistics Management Today TOP CHALLENGES FACED BY LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT TODAY

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Dec 17, 2018

In the present scenario of global economics, logistics play a key role in facilitating trade and, by extension, ensuring the success of business operations. However, changing consumer demands, complex business models and growing client demands are just some of the top factors that pose a challenge i...

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How to Improve Your Supply Chain Strategy in an Age of Uncertainty HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY IN AN AGE OF UNCERTAINTY

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Dec 17, 2018

As new tariffs are put in place between the U.S. and its global trading partners, uncertainty about the impact on supply chain networks is growing. According to the Institute of Supply Management’s most recent monthly manufacturing gauge, continued supply chain delivery difficulties led to inc...

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Increasing e-Commerce Demand is Motivating CPG Manufacturers to Evaluate Small Quantity Fulfillment Capabilities INCREASING E-COMMERCE DEMAND IS MOTIVATING CPG MANUFACTURERS TO EVALUATE SMALL QUANTITY FULFILLMENT CAPABILITIES

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Dec 17, 2018

With the growth of e-commerce, CPG manufacturers increasingly need the ability to sell and fulfill a variety of SKUs directly to consumers (D2C) and/or in smaller quantities to their business customers (B2B). However, traditional CPG distribution capabilities built around large-scale shipments to cu...

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India Reverse logistics Market 2018 By Leading Players, Application and Product Type INDIA REVERSE LOGISTICS MARKET 2018 BY LEADING PLAYERS, APPLICATION AND PRODUCT TYPE

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Dec 17, 2018

The research report titled “Indian Reverse logistics market 2018” provides an extensive analysis of Indian Reverse logistics industry and includes vital movements, business benefits, developments and performances of various players of the Indian Reverse logistics market.

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Are Self-Driving Cars The Future of Transportation? ARE SELF-DRIVING CARS THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION?

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Dec 15, 2018

How would you like to watch a movie, catch up on emails, or take a quick nap during your morning commute? If self-driving car technology continues to grow at its current rate, that scenario will soon become a reality.Not only are almost all major car makers investing in autonomous vehicles technolog...

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10 ways to make your warehouse more efficient 10 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR WAREHOUSE MORE EFFICIENT

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Dec 15, 2018

For an efficient warehouse you should always complete your work within a set period of time and hire a very well organised administrator to organise all your emails, as well as keeping your stock lists up to date.Do not forget that your employees are human! Play music to keep workers upbeat, provide...

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Time to Rethink Safety With Solid Bulk Cargoes TIME TO RETHINK SAFETY WITH SOLID BULK CARGOES

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Dec 15, 2018

2018 will be the worst year on record for personal injury accidents and fatalities on ships carrying solid bulk cargoes, with at least 24 reported fatalities. There were also a number of serious injuries, including possible brain injury. An estimated 23 people died due to asphyxiation or carbon mono...

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Amazon Logistics: courier tracking available in real time! AMAZON LOGISTICS: COURIER TRACKING AVAILABLE IN REAL TIME!

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Dec 15, 2018

Dream or am I awake? Apparently we are very smart and the new feature offered by Amazon Italy is reality! According to some reports it seems that the e-commerce giant  has made available the possibility of tracking the position of the courier in real time , a service that will surely tear a lit...

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Port Logistics and 2019 Trends PORT LOGISTICS AND 2019 TRENDS

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Dec 13, 2018

Port trends for 2019 are already taking shape as the industry continues to see increased joint ventures and tandem efforts for mutual visions combined with record-breaking growth rates for 2018 from ports such as the South Carolina Ports Authority – which saw an impressive 15 percent growth fo...

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The Digital Era Has Arrived, and Supply Chains Must Adjust THE DIGITAL ERA HAS ARRIVED, AND SUPPLY CHAINS MUST ADJUST

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Dec 13, 2018

Supply chains are going digital — and not a moment too soon. The coming of e-commerce and the omnichannel has ignited a revolution in the way that goods get to market. For consumer products companies, the old model of manufacturer to wholesaler to retailer is no longer adequate to meet the nee...

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Global Healthcare Supply Chain Management Market Set for Rapid Growth, to reach Value around USD 2.37 Billion by 2023 GLOBAL HEALTHCARE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT MARKET SET FOR RAPID GROWTH, TO REACH VALUE AROUND USD 2.37 BILLION BY 2023

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Dec 13, 2018

The “Healthcare Supply Chain Management Market by Component (Hardware, Software and Services), by Deployment (On-Premise and Cloud-Based) and by End Users (Manufacturers, Distributors, Healthcare Providers and Others): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2017 &nda...

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Will We See a More Transparent Supply Chain in 2019? Experts Predict WILL WE SEE A MORE TRANSPARENT SUPPLY CHAIN IN 2019? EXPERTS PREDICT

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Dec 13, 2018

The year 2019 is almost upon us. ExchangeWire have invited hundreds of thought leaders to share their thoughts on what next year will hold, across a range of topics. Ever a hot topic in the advertising industry, our experts reveal how they believe transparency across the supply chain will change nex...

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The robots are coming. Let’s help the middle class get ready. THE ROBOTS ARE COMING. LET’S HELP THE MIDDLE CLASS GET READY.

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Dec 13, 2018

Are U.S. workers now threatened by a new and powerful form of automation that could displace tens of millions from their current jobs and dislodge them from the middle class? If so, are college-educated or professional workers at the upper range of the middle class as much threatened as those with f...

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Logistics Automation Market to witness a steady increase by 2024 LOGISTICS AUTOMATION MARKET TO WITNESS A STEADY INCREASE BY 2024

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Dec 12, 2018

The “Global Logistics Automation Market Set For Rapid Growth, To Reach Around USD 101.66 Billion By 2024” that highlights the Logistics Automation Market imparts the audiences with a comprehensive review of the market landscape, covering the significant factors in reflection.

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Keeping Up with E-commerce KEEPING UP WITH E-COMMERCE

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Dec 12, 2018

Amazon has long demonstrated its innovative supply chain services, setting an unprecedented standard for others in logistics. However, the company has abundant capital, allowing more opportunity to make major investments and take greater risks. With that, Amazon recently announced that it has ordere...

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Impact on Travel Continues From Winter Storm Diego, Killing One Trucker IMPACT ON TRAVEL CONTINUES FROM WINTER STORM DIEGO, KILLING ONE TRUCKER

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Dec 12, 2018

The system dumped freezing rain and huge amounts of snow across portions of North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia over the weekend, and travel troubles will continue as more ice and snow accumulated through Monday.

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5 logistics problems that are solved by using a 3PL 5 LOGISTICS PROBLEMS THAT ARE SOLVED BY USING A 3PL

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Dec 11, 2018

In logistics industry, we find that a lot of the customers are experiencing logistics problems, and are looking for a solution. Problems in logistics can come in many different shapes and sizes, but all have the potential to undermine your entire business operation, and should be taken seriously. He...

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The supply chain behind turning unusual materials into textiles THE SUPPLY CHAIN BEHIND TURNING UNUSUAL MATERIALS INTO TEXTILES

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Dec 11, 2018

Banana stalks. Pineapple leaves. Squeezed oranges. Mushroom roots. Corn. Spoiled milk. Wood pulp. Soy beans. Chicken feathers. Things that go to the dump? Not so fast. These are the raw materials for new textile fibers, and they’re changing not only the sustainability footprint of fabric produ...

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Connecting with Airlines for Air Cargo Tracking using Air Waybill CONNECTING WITH AIRLINES FOR AIR CARGO TRACKING USING AIR WAYBILL

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Dec 11, 2018

Air Cargo is the fastest way to get your shipments from one point to another regardless where the goods are and where they need to go. Usually, shipments can happen in under a day even from Madrid, Spain to Melbourne, Australia. If you have goods that need to be shipped in an instant, like perishabl...

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Preparing supply chains for the Post-Brexit future PREPARING SUPPLY CHAINS FOR THE POST-BREXIT FUTURE

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Dec 11, 2018

A year on from the publication of the Damco white paper, Into the Unknown: Supply Chains after Brexit, there are still a number of unresolved policies and unknowable variables resulting from the UK’s decision to exit the European Union. For all of our customers, in the United Kingdom (UK), the...

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Digital Transformation in Transportation, Travel and Logistics DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN TRANSPORTATION, TRAVEL AND LOGISTICS

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Dec 11, 2018

The transportation, travel and logistics industry has undergone a digital shift due to technological advancements. New-age technologies in the market are gradually expanding the scope and horizon of the transportation industry. Empowered with these technologies, organizations can increase business a...

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WHY THIRD PARTY LOGISTICS MARKET WILL CONTINUE TO GROW (ESPECIALLY TRANSPORTING)? WHY THIRD PARTY LOGISTICS MARKET WILL CONTINUE TO GROW (ESPECIALLY TRANSPORTING)?

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Dec 11, 2018

As companies and sellers experience periods of growth, it can become tricky for them to meet the demands put in place by their supply chains. It doesn’t matter whether it’s contract packaging, shipping, assembly or inventory management – companies inevitably need logistical help fr...

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Animal Trade and Transport ANIMAL TRADE AND TRANSPORT

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Dec 11, 2018

Whether it’s a pet store, zoo, or aquarium, animals have to arrive there somehow. This infographic looks at the trade and transport of animals.

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Q&A | The Power of Real-Time Freight Visibility Q&A | THE POWER OF REAL-TIME FREIGHT VISIBILITY

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Dec 11, 2018

Chris Jones, executive vice president of marketing and services with Descartes, makes the case for how real-time freight visibility adds value to supply-chain operations. But is it really "real"?

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A Tariff-Era Survival Kit for American Firms in Asia A TARIFF-ERA SURVIVAL KIT FOR AMERICAN FIRMS IN ASIA

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Dec 11, 2018

U.S. firms operating in Asia are adapting to global trade uncertainty with a range of survival tactics, from reviewing how goods are classified to tweaking their supply chains.

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Co-Creation Helps Leading Shipping Company in Successful Digital Transformation CO-CREATION HELPS LEADING SHIPPING COMPANY IN SUCCESSFUL DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Dec 10, 2018

Co-creation Helps Global Shipping Company Achieve Operational Excellence & Digital Transformation. Any international shipping and logistics process has multiple challenges. Key among them is managing the significant amount of information that changes hands continuously during the process.

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How the Tight Labor Market Is Challenging Warehouses HOW THE TIGHT LABOR MARKET IS CHALLENGING WAREHOUSES

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Dec 10, 2018

From an employers’ view, it’s bad enough that unemployment across all industries has sunk to 3.7 percent, the lowest level in nearly 50 years. Add to that the historical demand for extra workers during the holiday season, along with the numbingly routine nature of the job, and you have s...

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Why You Can Stop Dreading Transportation Management System Integrations WHY YOU CAN STOP DREADING TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM INTEGRATIONS

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Dec 10, 2018

If your TMS is modern and built with an architecture that doesn’t depend on decades-old technology, the experience of onboarding customers, carriers and trading partners should be faster (and less costly) than what TMS systems of the past could ever provide.

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Harnessing Supply Chain Data to Drive Higher Revenue and Increased Profitability HARNESSING SUPPLY CHAIN DATA TO DRIVE HIGHER REVENUE AND INCREASED PROFITABILITY

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Dec 07, 2018

A savvy sports analyst possesses the wonderful ability to finesse and frame the data generated during a season into statistics that highlight a player’s and a team’s most nuanced behavior, leading to new understandings of how to win. The same can be said for an organization’s suppl...

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3B Logistics placed into liquidation 3B LOGISTICS PLACED INTO LIQUIDATION

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Dec 07, 2018

Leeds hauler 3B Logistics has entered liquidation. The company was only incorporated in 2015 but it had grown to operate a standard national license authorizing 25 HGVs and 25 trailers out of premises in Garforth. Specializing in full and part load deliveries, the company – which was previousl...

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New EU Transport Rules Could Devastate East European Trucking Companies NEW EU TRANSPORT RULES COULD DEVASTATE EAST EUROPEAN TRUCKING COMPANIES

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Dec 07, 2018

“This may completely eliminate Polish companies from the EU market,” Jan Buczek, the head of the Association of Polish International Road Freight Operators, was cited as saying on the group’s website. “Many companies will go bust, we’ll have leases and credits to pay of...

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Preparing the Supply Chain for a Digital Economy PREPARING THE SUPPLY CHAIN FOR A DIGITAL ECONOMY

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Dec 06, 2018

As consumers increasingly turn to digital platforms to make purchases and compare options, the B2B sphere is experiencing a transformation. The internet and e-commerce are changing the way we do business, and those in the manufacturing and industrial sphere have much to gain.

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LeSaint Leads Warehouse and Supply Chain Education with IWLA LESAINT LEADS WAREHOUSE AND SUPPLY CHAIN EDUCATION WITH IWLA

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Dec 06, 2018

When IWLA members come together, the energy is contagious. That was the idea behind a first-of-its-kind IWLA “pop-up” warehouse & logistics event on October 30th in Addison, Illinois where both members and non-members were in attendance from over 25 organizations.

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NextGen Supply Chain: 3PLs are getting into the innovation game NEXTGEN SUPPLY CHAIN: 3PLS ARE GETTING INTO THE INNOVATION GAME

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Dec 06, 2018

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never thought of 3PLs as innovators or early adopters of technology. Given the short-term nature of their contracts, the industry players focused on taking the fat out of processes and being great operators with conventional processes. Based on a few stor...

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Marines Plan Transport Aircraft Procurement MARINES PLAN TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT PROCUREMENT

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Dec 06, 2018

The U.S. Navy‘s Naval Air Systems Command is looking for potential industry sources of C-40 transport aircraft that would be assigned to the U.S. Marine Corps.

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Clipper Logistics rides e-commerce wave to deliver more growth CLIPPER LOGISTICS RIDES E-COMMERCE WAVE TO DELIVER MORE GROWTH

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Dec 06, 2018

Clipper Logistics experienced a buoyant first half boosted by new contract wins and organic growth in its e-fulfillment operation. Its interim results for the six months to 31 October 2018 show group revenue increased 14.1% to £227.9m (2017: £199.7m); pre-tax profit was 16.9% up at &poun...

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Walgreens Starts Next-Day Drug Delivery WALGREENS STARTS NEXT-DAY DRUG DELIVERY

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Dec 06, 2018

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is rolling out a nationwide next-day prescription-delivery service to fend off competition from Amazon.com Inc. and numerous venture capital-backed startups.

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WCA: leading the world in logistics partnering WCA: LEADING THE WORLD IN LOGISTICS PARTNERING

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Dec 05, 2018

We’re a proud member of the World Cargo Alliance (WCA), the world’s largest and most influential network of independent freight forwarders, with 6,974 members across the world.Our WCA time-critical membership signals to our clients and global partners that we are a key player in the worl...

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Safeguarding the Supply Chain From Natural Disasters SAFEGUARDING THE SUPPLY CHAIN FROM NATURAL DISASTERS

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Dec 05, 2018

In the past year, a surprising number of natural disasters have devastated communities around the world. From the deadly earthquake and ensuing tsunami that rocked Indonesia, to the multiple hurricanes that have struck South America, to California’s raging wildfires, it seems that such disaste...

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How to Make Most of Crowdsourcing in Last-Mile Delivery HOW TO MAKE MOST OF CROWDSOURCING IN LAST-MILE DELIVERY

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Dec 05, 2018

As the holiday season gets underway, we’re seeing more and more delivery vehicles on the road. But not all of them are immediately recognizable. That’s because many shippers are turning to crowdsourced logistics to tackle last-mile delivery. As the trend gains speed, consider these strat...

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Link commercial and control systems in supply chains LINK COMMERCIAL AND CONTROL SYSTEMS IN SUPPLY CHAINS

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Dec 05, 2018

Recent blogs have discussed the advancement in technologies that make it potentially easier to have connected supply chains. However, the lack of enthusiasm by enterprises and application software suppliers for this to happen requires supply chain professionals to focus in the near term on improving...

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3 ways to build a top-performing supply chain in and out of the hospital 3 WAYS TO BUILD A TOP-PERFORMING SUPPLY CHAIN IN AND OUT OF THE HOSPITAL

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Dec 05, 2018

From ineffective inventory management to lack of standardization, health system organizations face many challenges in managing their supply chains. However, by ironing out some of these supply chain management challenges, hospitals, health systems, and other providers can become more efficient and f...

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IoT Smart Transportation IOT SMART TRANSPORTATION

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Dec 04, 2018

Fleet Management getting ad opted to make real-time intelligent business decisions with Improvement In operational efficiency, maintenance costs etc. With the emergence of Internet of Things In Warehouse Management has provided the visibility Into the supply chain network and enables the real- time ...

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Rockwell Automation: Supply Chains to Admire Winner ROCKWELL AUTOMATION: SUPPLY CHAINS TO ADMIRE WINNER

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Dec 04, 2018

For the past five years, the team at Supply Chain Insights identified Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners by analyzing performance by peer group on the key metrics of growth, operating margin, inventory turns and Return on Invested Capital (ROIC).

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Mercitalia Rail MERCITALIA RAIL'S HIGH-SPEED FREIGHT TRAIN

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Dec 04, 2018

Italy’s freight railway company Mercitalia Rail has unveiled the country’s first-of-its-kind high-speed freight train that connects Bologna with the Maddaloni-Marcianise terminal near Naples. The freight train is expected to cover the distance of 370 miles in three hours and twenty minut...

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How Crowdsourced Logistics Are Changing the Supply Chain HOW CROWDSOURCED LOGISTICS ARE CHANGING THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Dec 03, 2018

The last-mile delivery problem is a looming one in the world of supply chain logistics. Today’s shippers are exploring all available options in order to remain competitive in meeting customer expectations for same-day, on-demand, and nighttime deliveries. Many professionals believe the answer ...

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How a Fighter Pilot’s Experience Can Help Boost Supply-Chain Cybersecurity HOW A FIGHTER PILOT’S EXPERIENCE CAN HELP BOOST SUPPLY-CHAIN CYBERSECURITY

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Dec 03, 2018

Who knew that a battle strategy devised for fighter pilots could be repurposed to protect supply chains from cyber threats and other security risks?John Boyd was a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot and military theorist who greatly influenced the development of both aircraft and battle tactics. He is bes...

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Want to Be a Modern CPG? Start With Your Supply Chain WANT TO BE A MODERN CPG? START WITH YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

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Dec 03, 2018

Consumers today are impatient, and their standards are demanding. Modern customer service is no longer simply about selling products; it’s about offering an entire experience. And people expect that experience to be personalized, seamless and, perhaps most important, responsive.
The shi...

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Industry 4.0 for Supply Chain – The role of AI INDUSTRY 4.0 FOR SUPPLY CHAIN – THE ROLE OF AI

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Dec 03, 2018

In the first two parts of this article, we covered Industry 4.0 basics and looked at Digital Supply Networks. We understood how automation and the internet of things come together to create a connected world that personifies Industry 4.0., We saw how systems and applications could integrate and coal...

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Businesses Plan to Make Their Supply Chains More Socially and Environmentally Responsible: HSBC BUSINESSES PLAN TO MAKE THEIR SUPPLY CHAINS MORE SOCIALLY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE: HSBC

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Dec 03, 2018

About one-third of businesses plan to alter their supply chains in the next three years to make them more socially and environmentally responsible, according to a global survey released Monday by HSBC Holdings PLC.

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A Playbook for Supply Chain Strategy A PLAYBOOK FOR SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY

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Dec 03, 2018

When we think of strategists, we tend to visualize men educated in elite universities able to see things the rest of us cannot. But the strategy is often more prosaic. For example, when it comes to supplying chain strategy, there is a playbook that can be followed.

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Roadmap Robotics in warehousing ROADMAP ROBOTICS IN WAREHOUSING

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Dec 02, 2018

Robots. Some people believe that we can turn off the lights in most of the warehouses within a couple of years. Robots will be doing the job, supported by operators, working in cooperation with new technology. From a technical point of view, it would be logical to assume that robots will be implemen...

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10 Ideas for More Efficient & Productive Warehouse Operations 10 IDEAS FOR MORE EFFICIENT & PRODUCTIVE WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS

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Dec 02, 2018

It goes without saying that optimizing the efficiency, reducing the operating cost and increasing the safety of men & materials in warehouses is a key priorityfor every warehouse manager. The following is our top 10 list of ways warehouses can drive more efficient and productive warehouse operat...

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Here’s How BMW Uses Industry 4.0 Tech in Logistics HERE’S HOW BMW USES INDUSTRY 4.0 TECH IN LOGISTICS

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Dec 01, 2018

The advancement of technology used in our daily routines was bound to have an effect on other areas as well. The car making industry, and other fields as well, are starting to implement a number of new technologies in their daily operations as well and, in the automotive world, these go by the gener...

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How Logistics Technology & Growth will Shape Shipping in 2019 HOW LOGISTICS TECHNOLOGY & GROWTH WILL SHAPE SHIPPING IN 2019

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Nov 30, 2018

The expansion of the global supply chain represents one of the most significant challenges and
opportunities for shippers and carriers around the globe. Proper planning of logistics will allows shippers
to reduce overhead expenses and overcome substantial obstacles, such as the trucker...

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Experts Weigh In On How Autonomous Vehicle Technology Could Affect Supply Chains EXPERTS WEIGH IN ON HOW AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY COULD AFFECT SUPPLY CHAINS

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Nov 30, 2018

It's probably not very hard for drivers to imagine the ways in which self-driving cars could radically alter their own lives.For starters, drunk driving could become a thing of the past. And daily commutes could become much more pleasant once you have the ability to take a nap or watch a show du...

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Top 10 supply chain apps TOP 10 SUPPLY CHAIN APPS

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Nov 30, 2018

It's estimated that by the year 2020, the ratio of smart devices to people will reach 26:1. More than ever before, the efficient and intelligent organization of supply chains in the digital age is essential, both for small entrepreneurial ventures and large-scale corporate operations. Supply Cha...

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Simpsons Logistics’ last gasp effort to save its business revealed SIMPSONS LOGISTICS’ LAST GASP EFFORT TO SAVE ITS BUSINESS REVEALED

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Nov 30, 2018

Simpsons Logistics transferred 70 employees to another company when HMRC attempted to wind it up and agreements with APC Overnight and The Pallet Express (TPN) were canceled, according to administrators. In an effort to rescue the company’s trade, Simpsons Logistics in Chester le Street, moved...

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The Indispensable Role of WMS in Reverse Logistics THE INDISPENSABLE ROLE OF WMS IN REVERSE LOGISTICS

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Nov 30, 2018

Reverse logistics is filled with risk, and the rate of reverse logistics in e-commerce is higher than any other channel, reports Business2Community. Among e-commerce sales, up to 30 percent will be returned to the shipper, which reflects a huge demand for effective returns management and reverse-log...

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Jet fuel surcharges adding to air shippers JET FUEL SURCHARGES ADDING TO AIR SHIPPERS' HOLIDAY COSTS

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Nov 30, 2018

The cost of jet fuel burn is burning a hole in the pockets of air express shippers. In Mif- September, DHL Express said it would hike its November Jet fuel surcharge on international time-definite services to 10.25 %, effective Nov. 11

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