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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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7 Global future logistics trends 7 GLOBAL FUTURE LOGISTICS TRENDS

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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

blog article

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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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

blog article

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

blog article

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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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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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

blog article

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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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)?

blog article

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rail freight: a shift to innovation RAIL FREIGHT: A SHIFT TO INNOVATION

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Nov 29, 2018

Many of these new direct rail links between China and Europe are giving shippers like you opportunities to explore innovative new ways to lower costs while dramatically reducing delivery times compared with those of traditional maritime routes. While rail may not be the main means of freight transpo...

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The Logistics News that Shaped 2018 THE LOGISTICS NEWS THAT SHAPED 2018

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Nov 29, 2018

Every year at this time, Group News Editor Jeff Berman combs through the mountain of news that was reported, written, posted by the Logistics Management editorial staff over the course of the year to create the following list.

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DHL Global Trade Barometer: World trade continues to grow, but slower DHL GLOBAL TRADE BAROMETER: WORLD TRADE CONTINUES TO GROW, BUT SLOWER

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Nov 29, 2018

The index of DHL's Global Trade Barometer (GTB) defines growth above 50: the most recent forecast for the next three months shows 61 points, according to DHL . "The DHL Global Trade Barometer clearly shows that world trade is still in a solid state.

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The Current Factors Driving the Less Than Truckload Pricing Market THE CURRENT FACTORS DRIVING THE LESS THAN TRUCKLOAD PRICING MARKET

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Nov 28, 2018

Overall truckload fleets have seen turnover rates jump to 98 percent, and while much of the focus of higher turnover rates revolves around full truckload, the guarded less-than-truckload (LTL) fleets are starting to see a shift in turnover as well. Understanding industrywide turnover rates for truck...

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Support reduced Lead Time expectations with Inventory SUPPORT REDUCED LEAD TIME EXPECTATIONS WITH INVENTORY

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Nov 28, 2018

Promotion of eCommerce has increased the expectations of shorter lead times and quicker deliveries of products. This could influence perceptions about lead times within many supply chains, irrespective of their reliance on eCommerce channels of distribution.

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Volvo Trucks – air quality under the urban microscope VOLVO TRUCKS – AIR QUALITY UNDER THE URBAN MICROSCOPE

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Nov 28, 2018

There can be no mistaking that the brand and reputation of diesel as a fuel for commercial vehicles has been damaged in recent years. Indeed, one effect of the 2015 ‘Dieselgate’ scandal has been to shine a light not just on diesel cars, but on all diesel-powered vehicles and the signific...

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LTL Capacity Best Practices in Times of Tight Freight Capacity LTL CAPACITY BEST PRACTICES IN TIMES OF TIGHT FREIGHT CAPACITY

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Nov 27, 2018

The capacity crunch has been a core concern of shippers for several years, but as 2018 draws closer to the holiday shopping season, it will become a bigger problem. LTL capacity has routinely been used as a source of added capacity when full truckload becomes unavailable.

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CEVA Logistics wins world’s worst press release award CEVA LOGISTICS WINS WORLD’S WORST PRESS RELEASE AWARD

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Nov 26, 2018

MESSAGE for CEVA Logistics: ‘Double Dutch’ is a common English language description of verbal or written communications that are nonsensical or consist of gibberish.
Traditionally, air cargo and its connected businesses have managed to avoid such banana skins when they have commun...

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Logistics Saves Lives: Support ALAN and Partners on Giving Tuesday, 2018 LOGISTICS SAVES LIVES: SUPPORT ALAN AND PARTNERS ON GIVING TUESDAY, 2018

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Nov 26, 2018

It’s a global giving movement and you’ll (hopefully) see a good deal of coverage from many different, worthy organizations. As a fellow logistician though, I’m asking for you to think about the supply chain – your supply chain and how it affects the flow of goods and services...

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Centralized Procurement will Drive the Future of B2B Procurement Industry CENTRALIZED PROCUREMENT WILL DRIVE THE FUTURE OF B2B PROCUREMENT INDUSTRY

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Nov 24, 2018

Procurement as an industry has evolved a lot from the time of its inception. Businesses are rapidly re-evaluating their procurement operating models and market strategies not just to withstand the market forces, but capitalize on them. In the corporate procurement, this calls for great responsibilit...

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Christmas logistics at the Capital Hotel CHRISTMAS LOGISTICS AT THE CAPITAL HOTEL

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Nov 23, 2018

I've always enjoyed the big old Christmas tree at the Capital Hotel but inevitably find myself squawking in an Andy Rooney voice, "Ever wonder how they got that thing in here?"

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Drones for Deliveries DRONES FOR DELIVERIES

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Nov 22, 2018

With advancing drone technologies and increasing commercial usage, we believe the last mile shipping industry is ripe for disruption by delivery drones. Drones can significantly accelerate delivery times and reduce the human cost associated with the delivery. This report examines the value chain and...

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"Share knowledge for secure supply chains" "SHARE KNOWLEDGE FOR SECURE SUPPLY CHAINS"

blog article

Nov 22, 2018

Over 90 delegates from the food and farming industry gathered for the Leaf Annual Conference in Canary Wharf, to discuss the risks and solutions for delivering a more resilient supply chain.

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Supply Chain: The next generation SUPPLY CHAIN: THE NEXT GENERATION

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Nov 21, 2018

The winners of the 2018 Emerging Leaders Award demonstrate that the future of supply chain management is in capable hands. Millennials often get a bad rap. Their work ethic is questioned. Their reliance on technology disparaged. And their sense of entitlement mocked. They are even blamed for the &qu...

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Retail supply chain management and the rise of fast fashion RETAIL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND THE RISE OF FAST FASHION

blog article

Nov 21, 2018

From the incredible pace of turnover in style trends to the excess waste it produces, today’s fast fashion phenomenon is a controversial topic on many fronts. However, when it comes to the efficiency of today’s retail supply chain management techniques, controversy is replaced by admirat...

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Global Third Party Logistics Market Brief Analysis GLOBAL THIRD PARTY LOGISTICS MARKET BRIEF ANALYSIS

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Nov 21, 2018

The newly released research at Market Study Report titled “2018-2023 Global Third Party Logistics Market Report” provides data, information, brief analysis, company profiles, statistics for past years and forecasts for next few years.

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Delivery robot: Deutsche Post works on PostBot 2.0 DELIVERY ROBOT: DEUTSCHE POST WORKS ON POSTBOT 2.0

blog article

Nov 20, 2018

"We are working on the development of the next generation of the accompanying robot," said a spokesman for the German Post, according to Heise Online to the dpa. The group wanted to push ahead with the project, which was presented to the public about a year ago with the launch of the PostB...

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Simpson Logistics ran out of road due to a customer dispute and creditors chasing payment, says administrator SIMPSON LOGISTICS RAN OUT OF ROAD DUE TO A CUSTOMER DISPUTE AND CREDITORS CHASING PAYMENT, SAYS ADMINISTRATOR

blog article

Nov 20, 2018

Administrators handling the affairs of County Durham haulier Simpsons Logistics said it had stopped trading due to a combination of cash flow issues, a customer dispute and a winding up petition.

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The Supply Chain of a Thanksgiving Meal – Staying Cool During the Party Fever THE SUPPLY CHAIN OF A THANKSGIVING MEAL – STAYING COOL DURING THE PARTY FEVER

blog article

Nov 19, 2018

Thursday is Thanksgiving. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest festival, which today is recognized as one of the first Thanksgiving festivals in the colonies. For more than two centuries, individual colonies and states celebrated thanksgivings. It was not un...

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Liefery and Kiwi work together: parcel deliverers are expected to deliver to homes at night LIEFERY AND KIWI WORK TOGETHER: PARCEL DELIVERERS ARE EXPECTED TO DELIVER TO HOMES AT NIGHT

blog article

Nov 19, 2018

The Berlin-based StartUp Kiwi, founded in 2012, specializes in keyless access for doorways. The users then no longer need a key for the respective door but can open it by transponder or app. Now, with the technology, Liefery's parcel couriers are also set to open front doors to deliver orders at...

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Building the Business Case for Supply Chain Risk Management BUILDING THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SUPPLY CHAIN RISK MANAGEMENT

blog article

Nov 19, 2018

Imagine you’re an executive of a large international business who has just discovered an excellent opportunity of entering a new exciting market just in time when your product design team has developed a perfect product for that market. Naturally, to take advantage of this opportunity, you wil...

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Increase Productivity with the Right Operational Mix INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY WITH THE RIGHT OPERATIONAL MIX

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Nov 18, 2018

The concept of fleet rightsizing is beneficial to organizations of all sizes to economize their assets while maintaining the right amount to be operationally efficient.

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Global Reverse Logistics Market 2018 GLOBAL REVERSE LOGISTICS MARKET 2018

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Nov 18, 2018

Reverse Logistics market report comprehensive data is based on the hottest industry news, opportunities, trends. Global Reverse Logistics market has exposed fast growth in the present and past years and is perhaps going to continue with the same rate in the future. Reverse Logistics market study rep...

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How to Get the Benefit of GDPR for Your Supply Chain HOW TO GET THE BENEFIT OF GDPR FOR YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

blog article

Nov 16, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR is often seen as a constraint on enterprises, rather than an opportunity. Yet much of what it obliges enterprises to do can be leveraged for their advantage. For supply chains, higher efficiency, lower costs, and better customer relationship management ...

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The 7 Principles of Warehouse and Distribution Centre Design THE 7 PRINCIPLES OF WAREHOUSE AND DISTRIBUTION CENTRE DESIGN

blog article

Nov 16, 2018

Warehouse and distribution center (DC) design is a fascinating and absorbing topic, but alas, is often misunderstood. Regrettably, few people fully understand the discipline of warehouse design and because of this, literally, thousands of facilities are underperforming.

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Global Logistics Trends 2019 GLOBAL LOGISTICS TRENDS 2019

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Nov 15, 2018

Every year around November here at Youredi we sit down and discuss what the next year’s logistics trends are. While Youredi is an iPaaS vendor, logistics is important for us: we understand the challenges logistics providers are facing in terms of data integrations. This is why following the gl...

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Lockwood Haulage enjoys strong year ahead of warehousing expansion in 2019 LOCKWOOD HAULAGE ENJOYS STRONG YEAR AHEAD OF WAREHOUSING EXPANSION IN 2019

blog article

Nov 15, 2018

Lockwood Haulage saw its annual turnover climb by almost 20% to £17.5m in its latest reporting period, thanks to new wins and the development of existing partnerships. Keith Allsop, Lockwood key account manager, told MT that the growth in its haulage division was a result of “agreeing fu...

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TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS

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Nov 15, 2018

We asked business and IT executives to rank their satisfaction with their own IT organizations based on the 10 key attributes of a world-class IT organization. Transport and logistics satisfaction scores are below the global average.

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Truck Cartel: the First process begins TRUCK CARTEL: THE FIRST PROCESS BEGINS

blog article

Nov 15, 2018

Because of a stake in the truck cartel running since this Wednesday, the first two actions for damages against the truck manufacturers MAN and Iveco Magirus before the LG Munich I. These are antitrust damages claims of a freight forwarding company and its subsidiaries in Berlin (AZ .: 37 O 22741/16 ...

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Freight Payment Index FREIGHT PAYMENT INDEX

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Nov 15, 2018

In a sign that the U.S. economy moderated from the torrid pace in the second quarter, the U.S. Bank National Shipment and Spend Indexes fell sequentially in the third quarter.

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Cost To Serve-A Smarter Way to Improved Supply Chain Profitability COST TO SERVE-A SMARTER WAY TO IMPROVED SUPPLY CHAIN PROFITABILITY

blog article

Nov 15, 2018

Supply chains are complex entities. Even if you simplify your product range and your upstream suppliers, you still have to deal with the ramifications of diverse customers, their expectations, their location and the logistics needed to meet their requirements.

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US peak-season shippers face bumpy final mile US PEAK-SEASON SHIPPERS FACE BUMPY FINAL MILE

blog article

Nov 15, 2018

The changes across the US transportation landscape, from a trade war with mainland China to seemingly unstoppable e-commerce growth, require from logistics managers a drill-like precision and agility and closer collaboration with carriers.

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Warehouse and Logistic Robots (WLR) Market WAREHOUSE AND LOGISTIC ROBOTS (WLR) MARKET

blog article

Nov 15, 2018

The major purpose of this Warehouse and Logistic Robots (WLR) Market report is to provide an in-depth view and strategic analysis of the parent industry. The report examines each segment as well as their respective sub-segments present in the market in an all-inclusive manner.

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OCEAN LOGISTICS: CARRIERS OCEAN LOGISTICS: CARRIERS

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Nov 14, 2018

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted a strategy this year for reductions by the shipping industry of CO2 emissions. The UN agency adopted goals that would reduce ocean-carrier emissions by 50 percent by 2050, compared to 2008 levels. That matched the position being pushed by Norway&...

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A new day for picking robots A NEW DAY FOR PICKING ROBOTS

blog article

Nov 14, 2018

In real estate, it’s all about location, especially if it’s a distribution center location. But inside these DCs, it’s rapidly becoming all about labor. Or lack of labor, actually.

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The Evolution of LTL Shipping Practices: Addressing Capacity Woes, Use of Last Yard and How to Choose the Right LTL Carrier with So Many Options THE EVOLUTION OF LTL SHIPPING PRACTICES: ADDRESSING CAPACITY WOES, USE OF LAST YARD AND HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT LTL CARRIER WITH SO MANY OPTIONS

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Nov 13, 2018

The capacity crunch has been a core concern of shippers for several years, but as 2018 draws closer to the holiday shopping season, it will become a bigger problem. LTL capacity has routinely been used as a source of added capacity when full truckload becomes unavailable. Unfortunately, the worsenin...

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Why Supply Chain Executives are Paying More Attention to Transportation Management WHY SUPPLY CHAIN EXECUTIVES ARE PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

blog article

Nov 13, 2018

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” On today’s episode, we share a guest podcast from our friends over at Market scale featuring our very own “The Freight Project Podcast” host, Marketing Manager, Adam Robinson regarding how more ...

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Robots Are Coming for Europe ROBOTS ARE COMING FOR EUROPE'S JOBS-ESPECIALLY OUT EAST

blog article

Nov 13, 2018

With the use of industrial robots rising globally, the average worker in Slovakia-the world’s top car producer per capita-faces a 62 percent median probability that his or her job will be automated “in the near future,” the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development said Tues...

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Low-Cost Shipping with LCL and FCL Freight LOW-COST SHIPPING WITH LCL AND FCL FREIGHT

blog article

Nov 12, 2018

In our last post, we looked into the future of container shipping. To fully understand the trend and expectation of its future, we highlighted the history of the container shipping industry and how it has changed other industries for global trade with bringing in low-cost shipping options with the i...

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AIR FREIGHT, ECONOMIC GROWTH AND EMISSIONS AIR FREIGHT, ECONOMIC GROWTH AND EMISSIONS

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Nov 12, 2018

Economic growth helps in the growth of the air freight industry of a country and a region which in turn stimulates the overall economic growth. It is thus instinctive to study the relationship between economic growth and air freight development.

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Global Reverse Logistics Market Analysis, Technologies, Market Share & Industry Forecast To 2025 GLOBAL REVERSE LOGISTICS MARKET ANALYSIS, TECHNOLOGIES, MARKET SHARE & INDUSTRY FORECAST TO 2025

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Nov 12, 2018

Reverse Logistics Market report offers an economic analysis with prime company profiles, market share, product specifications, capability and current market dynamics of Reverse Logistics market. The report Reverse Logistics contains pages that extremely exhibits on current industry research situatio...

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LEADERS PRIORITIZE CUSTOMERS, INTEGRATED-TECH SOLUTIONS AND SUPPLY-CHAIN CONNECTIVITY AND VISIBILITY LEADERS PRIORITIZE CUSTOMERS, INTEGRATED-TECH SOLUTIONS AND SUPPLY-CHAIN CONNECTIVITY AND VISIBILITY

blog article

Nov 12, 2018

BluJay Solutions, a leader in supply chain software and services, and Adelante SCM, a research firm and peer-to-peer community for supply chain and logistics professionals, on Aug. 15 released the report, “Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation.&rdqu...

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Fashion Turns to Mapping Technology to Clean Up Supply Chains FASHION TURNS TO MAPPING TECHNOLOGY TO CLEAN UP SUPPLY CHAINS

blog article

Nov 12, 2018

No one dies for fashion in greater numbers than, it turns out, the trees. More than 150 million are cleared every year, shipped around the world, then pulped and processed into viscose — aka rayon, the cheap, silk-ish fabric most mass-market brands can’t survive without.

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Digital Solutions: Breaking New Ground for Global Supply Chain Management DIGITAL SOLUTIONS: BREAKING NEW GROUND FOR GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

blog article

Nov 11, 2018

A live-tracking shipment device called Smart Visibility is creating boundless tracking capabilities for international logistics providers. The most recent of them being Hellmann Worldwide Logistics based in London.

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After the Rapids: Staking out new claims in truckload transportation markets when the waters calm AFTER THE RAPIDS: STAKING OUT NEW CLAIMS IN TRUCKLOAD TRANSPORTATION MARKETS WHEN THE WATERS CALM

blog article

Nov 08, 2018

Key indicators for truckload transportation rates show markets are trending back to less extreme conditions, indicating the start of a post-peak scenario. Factors driving this transition include decreased spot rate pressures, lower spot volumes, record equipment orders, and increased driver pay and ...

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DAF talks electric ambition and drop-in fuels at Freight in the City Expo DAF TALKS ELECTRIC AMBITION AND DROP-IN FUELS AT FREIGHT IN THE CITY EXPO

blog article

Nov 08, 2018

MT caught up with DAF Trucks marketing manager Phil Moon at this year’s Freight in the City Expo to talk about alternative fuels. Electric Avenue “DAF’s approach is that we believe electric vehicles will play an important role, particularly in urban distribution, going forward,&rdq...

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Bracing for Brexit: how manufacturers can prepare, with systems equipped for change BRACING FOR BREXIT: HOW MANUFACTURERS CAN PREPARE, WITH SYSTEMS EQUIPPED FOR CHANGE

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Nov 07, 2018

For over 40 years, European manufacturers have been designing their supply chains to a trade regime requiring zero tariffs and minimal paperwork. Brexit has the potential to turn this system on its head and for UK manufacturers it poses many challenges. While acting too soon may not make much sense,...

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Storage Space: Once Seen as a Luxury is Now a Necessity STORAGE SPACE: ONCE SEEN AS A LUXURY IS NOW A NECESSITY

blog article

Nov 07, 2018

Storage has always been a pressing concern for businesses, but never more so than in 2018. Pressures, both globally and domestically, have ramped up the demand for storage, and sensible businesses are looking to optimise their existing spaces before they invest in moving or expanding elsewhere. Than...

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FedEx CEO Stares Down Threat From Amazon FEDEX CEO STARES DOWN THREAT FROM AMAZON'S OWN DELIVERY NETWORK

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Nov 07, 2018

FedEx Corp. Chief Executive Officer Fred Smith isn’t sweating Amazon.com Inc.’s move to expand its own delivery network, saying the e-commerce giant is likely to take more business from the post office than the package courier.

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Manage eCommerce as another channel of distribution MANAGE ECOMMERCE AS ANOTHER CHANNEL OF DISTRIBUTION

blog article

Nov 07, 2018

The underlying processes and techniques of ordering from suppliers, moving and storing items and delivering orders to customers are well established. It is the progressive implementation and use of technologies which has enabled refinement and improvement through supply chains.

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How to Use Transport and Logistics App to Grow Your Business HOW TO USE TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS APP TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

blog article

Nov 06, 2018

Transport and logistics app is changing the way logistics providers manage their entire business workflow from warehouse activities to transport management. Learn why providers are switching to transport and logistics apps.

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Overcoming Ocean Freight Procurement Hurdles in 2019 OVERCOMING OCEAN FREIGHT PROCUREMENT HURDLES IN 2019

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Nov 06, 2018

Many organizations are consistently missing the mark with their transportation spend due to contractual rate increases and fluctuating spot rates on ocean freight lanes. The lack of visibility needed to keep your ocean freight management in line with your forecast presents additional challenges for ...

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Packages Delivered Via Robot? Now There’s an App for That. PACKAGES DELIVERED VIA ROBOT? NOW THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT.

blog article

Nov 06, 2018

If you live in Washington, D.C., or Redwood, Calif., you may have glimpsed a small, boxy robot rolling along a local sidewalk, minding its own business, but attracting the attention of many a curious onlooker. The autonomous machines-which look like the spawn of an Igloo Cooler and a slow cooker-wer...

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6 Tips for Writing an Excellent Ecommerce Shipping Returns Policy 6 TIPS FOR WRITING AN EXCELLENT ECOMMERCE SHIPPING RETURNS POLICY

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Nov 06, 2018

An e-commerce business comes with its own unique benefits, as well as challenges. You have an amazing opportunity to reach many people and sell your product all over the world. But you also face the challenge of people not being able to try on or carefully examine your product. Because of this reali...

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GLOBAL FREIGHT FORWARDERS MARKET 2017-2022 GLOBAL FREIGHT FORWARDERS MARKET 2017-2022

blog article

Nov 06, 2018

Freight Forwarders Market report shares data of regions like USA, Europe, Japan, China, India, Southeast Asia, South America, South Africa. This includes market overview, forecast, imports/exports market analysis, players profiles, and sales data, regions.

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GLOBAL CARGO SHIPPING MARKET 2018-2025 GLOBAL CARGO SHIPPING MARKET 2018-2025

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Nov 06, 2018

Cargo Shipping Market report shares data of regions like USA, Europe, Japan, China, India, Southeast Asia, South America, South Africa. This includes market overview, forecast, imports/exports market analysis, players profiles, and sales data, regions.

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Who Is Most Susceptible to Cargo Theft? WHO IS MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO CARGO THEFT?

blog article

Nov 05, 2018

Cargo theft is a growing problem that impacts nearly every industry. All supply chains are different, and their complexities often permit gaps in security that increase the risk of theft. When a theft occurs, it impacts everyone. Suppliers lose money on stolen goods, shippers lose money, and consume...

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How Supply Chain Design is Rising to Prominence HOW SUPPLY CHAIN DESIGN IS RISING TO PROMINENCE

blog article

Nov 05, 2018

Early in my career,  supply chain design as a discipline was just emerging. It used to be a once a year or so exercise. A company would charter a project to assess how its network consisting of its suppliers, plants, distributions centers, and points of delivery was performing to support the de...

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Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018 LESS THAN TRUCKLOAD SHIPPING TRENDS TO WRAP UP 2018

blog article

Nov 05, 2018

Transportation is the largest sector of the economy, making up 8.9 percent gross domestic product (GDP), reports the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The simultaneous growth of the economy and trucking indicate actual GDP percentages would be higher if compared to the same time last year.

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Redhead Freight on the road to recovery after Schenker integration REDHEAD FREIGHT ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY AFTER SCHENKER INTEGRATION

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Nov 05, 2018

Redhead Freight is continuing to make progress after its acquisition by Schenker, which saw the reverse integration of loss-making DB Schenker Logistics into the business. Reporting its annual results to 31 December 2017, the Bradford-based company revealed that turnover had risen 12% in the year to...

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Mapletree Logistics to buy its fourth warehouse in Vietnam for S$43m MAPLETREE LOGISTICS TO BUY ITS FOURTH WAREHOUSE IN VIETNAM FOR S$43M

blog article

Nov 04, 2018

MAPLETREE Logistics Trust has recently confirmed that it would acquire a warehouse in the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park I, situated in Vietnam’s Binh Duong province, for nearly S$43 million (US$31.30 million). After the acquisition is complete, the property will supposedly be leased for 10...

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How Container Ships Work HOW CONTAINER SHIPS WORK

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Nov 02, 2018

Bananas are shipped from thousands of miles away and yet are still cheaper than local Apples. The reason is the incredible economics of container ships.

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5 Ways AI Will Transform the Logistics Industry 5 WAYS AI WILL TRANSFORM THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY

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Nov 02, 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is taking an increasingly central role in the logistics industry. As the world’s logistical requirements continue to become even more complex, big-data driven applications have already stepped in to streamline logistics on a global scale.

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UPS Freight to Shut Down in the Interim UPS FREIGHT TO SHUT DOWN IN THE INTERIM

blog article

Nov 02, 2018

In anticipation of a Teamsters union strike, the fifth-largest LTL carrier in the U.S., UPS Freight, has started to empty its network of freight and is refusing inbound shipments with delivery dates after November 8, 2018, reports William B. Cassidy of the Journal of Commerce.

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Podcast | On the Journey to Supply-Chain Digitization PODCAST | ON THE JOURNEY TO SUPPLY-CHAIN DIGITIZATION

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Nov 02, 2018

“Digitization” is all the rage in the business world today. New technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and blockchain, are pushing companies in the direction of greater process automation. In the supply-chain arena, digital strategies are occupying center stage....

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What to Expect in Less Than Truckload Shipping Rates in 2019 WHAT TO EXPECT IN LESS THAN TRUCKLOAD SHIPPING RATES IN 2019

blog article

Nov 01, 2018

The LTL freight rate market is on the cusp of expansion. E-commerce, the capacity crunch, the driver shortage, general rate increases, fuel costs, trade war fears, and other factors will drive the LTL market further toward success, but also upheaval thru these disruptive fronts, in the coming year.

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Future Analysis of Global Logistics Market 2015: Industry Forecast Report till 2021 FUTURE ANALYSIS OF GLOBAL LOGISTICS MARKET 2015: INDUSTRY FORECAST REPORT TILL 2021

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Nov 01, 2018

Zion Market Research has as of late included most recent report, titled “Logistics Market: Global Industry Size, Share and Trends Analysis and Forecast, 2015-2021”, which looks at the outline of the different variables empowering development and patterns in the worldwide business.

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Drones to Deliver Vaccines in Vanuatu in World-First Trial DRONES TO DELIVER VACCINES IN VANUATU IN WORLD-FIRST TRIAL

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Nov 01, 2018

Drones carrying precious vaccines will soon be taking to the skies over Vanuatu, in a world-first trial that has the potential to revolutionize healthcare for isolated islanders in the Pacific.

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8 Ocean Shipping Logistics Technology Vendors to Watch 8 OCEAN SHIPPING LOGISTICS TECHNOLOGY VENDORS TO WATCH

blog article

Oct 31, 2018

The efficiency of global ocean logistics is affecting your life more than you would imagine. It has an impact on the global economy and just by improving the way how maritime logistics stakeholders operate an incredible economic opportunity could be exploited.According to McKinsey&Company, the i...

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An external decision can affect your supply chains AN EXTERNAL DECISION CAN AFFECT YOUR SUPPLY CHAINS

blog article

Oct 31, 2018

Holding inventory is one approach to reducing the sales risk of not satisfying customer demands. In most situations, inventory management (policy, planning, and control) is based on internal organization guidelines, but what about an external decision that could influence your inventory decisions?

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Companies Say They COMPANIES SAY THEY'RE READY TO MOVE SUPPLY CHAINS FROM CHINA

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Oct 31, 2018

Earnings reporting season is underway, and analysts are eager to hear from executives about how an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China is impacting their businesses. A common theme is that they are ready to relocate supply chains if the cost of importing Chinese goods becomes prohibitive...

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Why Blockchain Adoption in Logistics will Happen Faster than in Fintech WHY BLOCKCHAIN ADOPTION IN LOGISTICS WILL HAPPEN FASTER THAN IN FINTECH

blog article

Oct 31, 2018

Over the years, the application of blockchain has largely been associated with the financial sector. This is perhaps because of its ability to enhance transparency in financial transactions and reduce the cost of transferring funds. But this is now changing as companies develop blockchain-based solu...

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A Quick Guide to Make Picking & Packaging More Efficient A QUICK GUIDE TO MAKE PICKING & PACKAGING MORE EFFICIENT

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Oct 31, 2018

Warehouses are an integral part of most industries – but order fulfillment can take a lot longer than is strictly necessary if your picking and packaging processes aren’t as efficient as they could be. Just half a percent of picking mistakes can lead to losses in profits, as well as cust...

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The Route to Smart Warehousing-and Why IoT Matters THE ROUTE TO SMART WAREHOUSING-AND WHY IOT MATTERS

blog article

Oct 31, 2018

According to Zebra Technologies, 52 percent of warehouse executives plan to increase technology investments in the near future, in order to streamline goods delivery and achieve supply-chain transparency. Main expenditures will include a migration to modern warehouse management systems (WMS), implem...

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The Top 10 Strategic Tech Trends for 2019, According to Analysts THE TOP 10 STRATEGIC TECH TRENDS FOR 2019, ACCORDING TO ANALYSTS

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Oct 30, 2018

A strategic technology trend is one with “substantial disruptive potential” that is beginning to break out of an emerging state into broader impact and use — or which are rapidly growing trends with a high degree of volatility reaching tipping points over the next five years, Gartn...

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UPS to Test E-Bike Deliveries in Seattle UPS TO TEST E-BIKE DELIVERIES IN SEATTLE

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Oct 30, 2018

Get ready for UPS in the bike lane — in a good way, finally. The global shipping company is testing out special e-bike cargo delivery in downtown Seattle and near the Pike Place Market.

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eBay to Guarantee Fast N Free Delivery Dates EBAY TO GUARANTEE FAST N FREE DELIVERY DATES

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Oct 30, 2018

eBay is changing its Fast N Free promise from an "estimated delivery" date to a "guaranteed by" date. It boasts it can calculate sellers' delivery time with such accuracy that it will extend protection to sellers in the event it misses a Fast 'N Free guarantee estimate, a...

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Overcoming Low Retention In The Warehouse OVERCOMING LOW RETENTION IN THE WAREHOUSE

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Oct 30, 2018

Warehouses provide the foundation for effective supply management in a number of industries. Far more than storage sites, they provide for timely deliveries and satisfied consumers. In spite of this, the warehouse is often under-served by leaders at the corporate level. As a result, the employee tur...

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The ethical supply chain THE ETHICAL SUPPLY CHAIN

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Oct 30, 2018

At a recent supply chain conference, futurist Gerd Leonhard observed that as business becomes digitized, supply chains increasingly rely on technology and our customers increasingly use the technology tools we provide, the challenge will be to look beyond what the technology can do to how it impacts...

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Policy or Practice? Supply Chain Risk Management in Reality POLICY OR PRACTICE? SUPPLY CHAIN RISK MANAGEMENT IN REALITY

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Oct 29, 2018

Procurement and supply chain management are logical functions. Work through a process, and you can bring spend and transactions into a managed state. Apply a framework and you can bring structure to seemingly disorderly activity. Implement technology and tasks will be completed faster and more effic...

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When there WHEN THERE'S NAUGHT IN THE JUGGERNAUT: AUTONOMOUS TRUCKING BECKONS

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Oct 28, 2018

Freight trucking is integral to logistics, and often the most expensive part of a supply chain. With the concept of autonomous trucking becoming a reality, driverless trucks are set to take on the highways.

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CRAZY CARGO JET DELIVERY CRAZY CARGO JET DELIVERY

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Oct 26, 2018

Flying a huge cargo jet plane in Stormworks multiplayer for the delivery of a car! This turns into a plane crash survival style video where the car falls from the sky and the jet follows behind, which crash right into each other... Will SpyCakes emergency land the plane safely?

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Podcast | Just What Is a Warehouse, Anyway? PODCAST | JUST WHAT IS A WAREHOUSE, ANYWAY?

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Oct 26, 2018

What can be found in any warehouse? Walls? Probably. Racks? Maybe. Product? Definitely, although how long it stays in the facility is an open question. Bottom line, the warehouse of today is undergoing radical change.

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FedEx DROPS “V-PACK” REQUIREMENT FEDEX DROPS “V-PACK” REQUIREMENT

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Oct 26, 2018

In keeping with the standard practice of alerting users to modifications in the new edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for air transport, the list of Significant Changes and Amendments to the 60th Edition (2019) were released several months ago, and are incorporated into the recently p...

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Robotics in the Supply Chain ROBOTICS IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Oct 26, 2018

How many robots does it take to make a cup of coffee? Think about it. Before your name is incorrectly scribbled onto a cup, consider the processes, warehousing, transport and logistics needed to get those green beans to your barista. Supply chains can be complex, but robotics help streamline these o...

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Logistics Startup of the Month: FreightBro LOGISTICS STARTUP OF THE MONTH: FREIGHTBRO

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Oct 25, 2018

Every month we select one logistics startup which represents a positive example of innovation in Logistics and Supply Chain and has the potential to alter the way the industry operates. This month, Transmetrics selected FreightBro, the easy-to-install platform for freight forwarding digitization, as...

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Is Powerloop Good for the Freight Business with Andrew Kelley IS POWERLOOP GOOD FOR THE FREIGHT BUSINESS WITH ANDREW KELLEY

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Oct 25, 2018

Andrew Kelley is a global technology executive focused on logistics and supply chain software. He is CEO of Bell Creek Partners consulting to lower middle market private equity firms and with the objective of buying a single platform business to run as CEO. Previously he was with Vista Equity-backed...

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How to Keep Your Warehouse Employees Happy and Energized HOW TO KEEP YOUR WAREHOUSE EMPLOYEES HAPPY AND ENERGIZED

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Oct 25, 2018

Every one of your employees can clock in, but if they're mentally absent, the job isn't going to get done. An employee with a negative disposition is stuck inside their own head, not fully present, which can result in significant consequences-especially within a warehouse environment.

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Know the promise of new technologies for supply chains KNOW THE PROMISE OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUPPLY CHAINS

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Oct 24, 2018

If you were asked whether investment in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) was good for your country’s economy, it is likely the answer would be yes; but would you be correct?

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How the Trucking Shortage Is Costing Small Businesses HOW THE TRUCKING SHORTAGE IS COSTING SMALL BUSINESSES

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Oct 24, 2018

Across the country, trucking companies are scrambling to find drivers, particularly for long-haul routes. Not only is this forcing wages and rates higher-it’s beginning to hurt small businesses.

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Can Blockchain Transform the Logistics Industry Beyond Fintech? CAN BLOCKCHAIN TRANSFORM THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY BEYOND FINTECH?

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Oct 24, 2018

Blockchain adoption has often been associated with fintech more than any other industry. However, there has been an increased interest with industries in different sectors seeking to incorporate the technology blockchain in their operations. From manufacturing, real estate, legal to marketing and en...

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The Robotic Future of Manufacturing THE ROBOTIC FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING

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Oct 23, 2018

The manufacturing sector has long been at the forefront of innovation, with the cost of production a primary driver of profit margins. Ford Motor Co.’s assembly-line model was one the most significant advances in manufacturing over 100 years ago, making it possible for nearly every American fa...

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Five Technologies Reshaping Supply Chains and Customer Satisfaction FIVE TECHNOLOGIES RESHAPING SUPPLY CHAINS AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

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Oct 23, 2018

Shrinkage, wastage, counterfeiting, contamination, mishandling, logistical delays, and other challenges continue to plague today's supply chains — despite decades of investments and improvements along the way.

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Study for an MSc in Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics STUDY FOR AN MSC IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND GLOBAL LOGISTICS

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Oct 23, 2018

Whether you are seeking to further your career in supply chain management or interested in gaining insight into global trends in the industry, this business-focused MSc in Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics will help advance your knowledge of supply chain management and prepare you for the...

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Four Trends Affecting Reverse Supply Logistics FOUR TRENDS AFFECTING REVERSE SUPPLY LOGISTICS

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Oct 22, 2018

For most retailers and manufacturers, the reverse supply chain used to be just an afterthought, if not an annoying cost driver. Now, businesses are realizing that effective reverse supply chain management represents an opportunity to improve operations and increase company profits.

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How to Plan for Common Disruptors in Ocean Freight HOW TO PLAN FOR COMMON DISRUPTORS IN OCEAN FREIGHT

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Oct 22, 2018

Peak season for ocean freight shipping is underway. Which means that, as it does every year at this time, space is about to get very tight. That can make it difficult to meet your delivery times unless you take proactive steps now to minimize the risk in your supply chain. Here’s an easy way t...

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Becoming an Ocean Transport Intermediary (OTI) BECOMING AN OCEAN TRANSPORT INTERMEDIARY (OTI)

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Oct 22, 2018

The first barrier to entry for exporting goods on a global scale was to figure out how to be able to independently facilitate the transfer of cargo on the behalf of a shipper (someone who produces a product to be exported) via a vessel owning commercial carrier (VOCC). In other words, we had to lear...

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Trucking Innovation in Industrial Real Estate: A Catalyst for Growth? TRUCKING INNOVATION IN INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE: A CATALYST FOR GROWTH?

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Oct 22, 2018

Rapid innovations in commercial trucking are generating headlines, with industry advances creating new methods for commercial operators to enhance their shipping and carrier services.

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Yusen Logistics Company Video YUSEN LOGISTICS COMPANY VIDEO

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Oct 17, 2018

At Yusen logistics, we believe that in the future, business will be accountable for every aspect of its supply chain, so we invest in a deep understanding of our customers, the challenges they face and the goals they want to achieve.

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The Top 5 Challenges of Warehouse Management THE TOP 5 CHALLENGES OF WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT

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Oct 17, 2018

Warehouse management is not a simple task, and warehouse managers face difficult challenges. Even when orders are low, standard operations continue to grow with each passing day. Part of this derives from the expansion of e-commerce into new and emerging markets.

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Systems before basics to achieve Agile supply chains? SYSTEMS BEFORE BASICS TO ACHIEVE AGILE SUPPLY CHAINS?

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Oct 17, 2018

In consumer fronting organizations it appears that each generation of managers must relearn the basics of customer service, including the customer service culture being displayed daily by senior management undertaking MBWA – management by walking around. It enables them to understand the chall...

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Additive Manufacturing and the Supply Chain: Opportunities and Risks ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING AND THE SUPPLY CHAIN: OPPORTUNITIES AND RISKS

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Oct 17, 2018

Many supply-chain headaches can be alleviated with additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing. But before we put on our rose-tinted glasses, we should remind ourselves that there are perils attached to these benefits that can keep top management — and even the CEO — up at night.

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Acing the E-Commerce and Logistics Game Means Going Back to the Basics with an Eye on the Future ACING THE E-COMMERCE AND LOGISTICS GAME MEANS GOING BACK TO THE BASICS WITH AN EYE ON THE FUTURE

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Oct 16, 2018

E-commerce growth has become part of the record books. According to Eric Rice of Supply Chain 24/7, e-commerce growth in 2017 grew faster than it has since 2011. E-commerce increased 49 percent, moving from 10 percent of total retail sales to 13 percent. Unfortunately, e-commerce shipping practices,...

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Growing Freight Traffic Sparks Inland Port Development GROWING FREIGHT TRAFFIC SPARKS INLAND PORT DEVELOPMENT

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Oct 16, 2018

Large and ongoing increases in freight traffic to the U.S. are driving the development of a different kind of industrial property: the inland port. Intermodal traffic is up 400 percent since the 1980s. Containerized traffic has grown 290 percent since 2010. 

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Fleet Matters FLEET MATTERS

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Oct 16, 2018

Drivers must comply with all road laws, including 300+ Highway Code rules, with no required knowledge check after the original driving test. Ignorance means that over 30% of company car drivers are now high-risk. Fleet managers must check their drivers’ knowledge.

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What You Need to Know When Changing 3PL Providers WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN CHANGING 3PL PROVIDERS

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Oct 16, 2018

The decision to change your third-party logistics provider should not be taken lightly, but sometimes it can be the most effective way to move your business forward. Thinking about making a change? The following guidelines may be helpful in considering why, when and how to switch your 3PL.

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Global Logistics Renovation: How a U.S. Furniture Maker Rebuilt Its Supply Chain GLOBAL LOGISTICS RENOVATION: HOW A U.S. FURNITURE MAKER REBUILT ITS SUPPLY CHAIN

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Oct 16, 2018

Thanks to cheap labor, U.S. wood-furniture manufacturers like Bassett Furniture Industries often import their products from Asia — making their logistics providers crucial partners in controlling other expenses.

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In Shipper-3PL Relationships, Technology Comes to the Fore IN SHIPPER-3PL RELATIONSHIPS, TECHNOLOGY COMES TO THE FORE

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Oct 16, 2018

The latest State of Logistics Outsourcing Study, now in its 23rd year, finds shippers generally satisfied with the quality of service provided by their third-party logistics partners. But new demands generated by the omnichannel and other supply-chain innovations are posing additional challenges to ...

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FERTILISERS: A MINOR BULK CARGO WITH MAJOR IMPORTANCE FERTILISERS: A MINOR BULK CARGO WITH MAJOR IMPORTANCE

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Oct 15, 2018

In the OpenSea marketplace we see a lot of fertilizer cargoes traded in various areas around the world, therefore we thought it would be a good idea to present a few interesting things about this commodity and its market. We are sure that you have already come across such cargoes and you might also ...

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION

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Oct 15, 2018

Green transportation and sustainable freight transportation are increasingly important issues in light of rising fuel costs and environmental concerns. Although all forms of transportation contribute to greenhouse gases and congestion, trucking has the largest impact. In the U.S. alone, heavy-duty t...

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6 Years of Supply Chain Blogging, and Many More to Come 6 YEARS OF SUPPLY CHAIN BLOGGING, AND MANY MORE TO COME

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Oct 15, 2018

This month marks the end of six years of blogging within the supply chain industry and the beginning of a promising 7th year as well as a new chapter for the All Things Supply Chain blog. Six years ago, I decided to create a content platform for the supply chain industry where managers could gain in...

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Great Logistics Sites & Services Leading the Way GREAT LOGISTICS SITES & SERVICES LEADING THE WAY

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Oct 15, 2018

As the world continues to dot the I's (in-transit and intermodal) and cross the t's (technology and transportation) that are the distinguishing characteristics of modern commerce, consumers continue to grow in their broad-based understanding of logistics. Anyone who ever has waited for a pac...

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The Science of ‘Fingerprinting’ Products in the Supply Chain THE SCIENCE OF ‘FINGERPRINTING’ PRODUCTS IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Oct 15, 2018

Every agricultural product absorbs the environment in which it’s grown. It bears chemical traces of elements that are determined by soil type, rainfall, and terrain, according to Grant Cochrane, a chief executive officer of Britain. The company provides testing and tracking capability to a bro...

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Organic Dairy Producer Milks TMS for Supply Chain Optimization ORGANIC DAIRY PRODUCER MILKS TMS FOR SUPPLY CHAIN OPTIMIZATION

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Oct 15, 2018

In recent years, milk producer Aurora Organic Dairy has faced fast-changing consumer trends and market conditions-pushing the company to digitize its logistics processes in order to boost efficiency, grow scalability and improve customer service.

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LOCAL LOGISTICS LOCAL LOGISTICS

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Oct 14, 2018

Indiana logistics isn’t always about freight, roadways, railroads, and bridges – sometimes it’s simply about the way citizens move throughout their communities. Indiana, known internationally for its highly efficient logistics, takes the flow of people through neighborhoods just as...

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13 Weird Cruises We Wouldn 13 WEIRD CRUISES WE WOULDN'T TOUCH WITH A TEN-FOOT POLE

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Oct 14, 2018

Believe it or not, you can actually find all of the above on the high seas. In fact, themed cruises are big business, and whether you’re crazy for country crooners or silly for sci-fi, there’s a cruise out there that will float your boat.

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

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Oct 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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GM Receives EPA Award For Exceptional Freight Performance GM RECEIVES EPA AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL FREIGHT PERFORMANCE

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Oct 12, 2018

By freight performance, the EPA recognized the handful of ways GM works to reduce inefficiencies and its carbon footprint. GM added that between 2015 and 2017, the automaker has taken 224,600 tons of carbon emissions out of its shipping process. GM has collected data from its shipping activities to ...

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Automation and Nearshoring in Apparel Industry Could Lead to Cost Savings AUTOMATION AND NEARSHORING IN APPAREL INDUSTRY COULD LEAD TO COST SAVINGS

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Oct 12, 2018

Labeled as buzzwords in the industry, nearshoring and automation have some apparel companies embracing the ideas while others are wondering which one to implement first.

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The Power of Drop Shipping for Retail Supply Chains THE POWER OF DROP SHIPPING FOR RETAIL SUPPLY CHAINS

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Oct 12, 2018

Consumer expectations have changed a great deal over the last few years. With the rapid rise of online shopping and the success of Amazon, more retailers are starting to see the need to re-configure their distribution networks. For larger items, shipping directly from the supplier is a common scenar...

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Fuelling your drivers FUELLING YOUR DRIVERS

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Oct 12, 2018

Total control of costs saving on average 8p on every litre* Keep fuel costs down by paying below the pump prices while our easy to use online management tools mean you can take control of your fuel and fleet costs. Accepted at over 1,280 BP sites and 1,800 partners across the UK- Your drivers will e...

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BLOCKCHAIN IN AVIATION BLOCKCHAIN IN AVIATION

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Oct 11, 2018

IATA has been conducting research and development on this technology for the past five years, starting with prototypes and in some cases testing in a production environment where there was a strong use case. In parallel, several airlines and their partners have been experimenting with the Blockchain...

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100 Great Supply Chain Partners of 2018 100 GREAT SUPPLY CHAIN PARTNERS OF 2018

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Oct 10, 2018

A truly great supply chain partner is one who knows precisely which ingredients we need to make our operations successful-and those we can skip.

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AirBridgeCargo pilot’s job - the glimpse of everyday life AIRBRIDGECARGO PILOT’S JOB - THE GLIMPSE OF EVERYDAY LIFE

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Oct 10, 2018

AirBridgeCargo is one of the leading cargo carriers in the world. We would like to give a glimpse of what it is like to be a pilot of a cargo carrier - challenges, opportunities, and benefits that come with a complex and demanding job of a pilot.

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THE FUTURE OF WAREHOUSE EFFICIENCY THE FUTURE OF WAREHOUSE EFFICIENCY

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Oct 09, 2018

In the next several years, we can expect to see quite a transformation in the warehouse industry, due to new technologies and new ways of thinking about space and work flow. Today’s warehouse workers face a number of challenges, including the demand for highspeed mobile communication devices i...

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The Coming North American Digital Trade Zone THE COMING NORTH AMERICAN DIGITAL TRADE ZONE

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Oct 09, 2018

In 1992, when NAFTA was signed, the World Wide Web had yet to become truly worldwide and the iPhone was still fifteen years away. Thus, it is not surprising that an update was needed to bring the free trade agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States into the twenty-first century.

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Autonomous car technology and the Self-Healing Supply Chain AUTONOMOUS CAR TECHNOLOGY AND THE SELF-HEALING SUPPLY CHAIN

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Oct 09, 2018

I recently rented a car featuring steering assist and intelligent cruise control. Now, I’m used to the driver assist technologies as my vehicle has blind spot warning and front and rear collision warning, and braking. My wife’s car has a heads-up display as well as steering wheel vibrati...

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Clipper Logistics adds new distribution center to the network for client Halfords CLIPPER LOGISTICS ADDS NEW DISTRIBUTION CENTER TO THE NETWORK FOR CLIENT HALFORDS

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Oct 09, 2018

Clipper Logistics has extended its supply chain management partnership with retailer Halfords, making available an additional 196,000sq ft warehouse. The full-racked facility center at Crick in Northamptonshire, located close to the existing Clipper/Halfords 325,000sq ft Daventry DC. Clipper is prov...

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From Cost Center To Growth Center: Warehousing 2018 FROM COST CENTER TO GROWTH CENTER: WAREHOUSING 2018

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Oct 08, 2018

At its most basic, warehousing is a simple concept. It’s about storing materials or goods and filling orders from one end of the supply chain to the other. But in the real world of today, tomorrow and especially five years from now, warehousing is evolving to become anything but simple. Today&...

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An Essential Guide to Order Fulfillment AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO ORDER FULFILLMENT

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Oct 08, 2018

Order fulfillment is a critical aspect of operations for businesses in many industries. From aerospace and consumer electronics manufacturing, to e-commerce and subscription box retail, these businesses need efficient, accurate and cost-effective fulfillment services in order to maintain and grow.

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How Simulators Can Help to Alleviate the Driver Shortage HOW SIMULATORS CAN HELP TO ALLEVIATE THE DRIVER SHORTAGE

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Oct 08, 2018

The surge in e-commerce has generated new demand for trucking, even as capacity has gone begging due to a lack of qualified drivers. In response, trucking companies have raised contract rates by 6 to 10 percent. Shipping costs for Amazon.com alone were up 38 percent in the first quarter of this year...

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Warehouse Hiring Soars in a Growing Rush for Logistics Workers WAREHOUSE HIRING SOARS IN A GROWING RUSH FOR LOGISTICS WORKERS

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Oct 08, 2018

Logistics hiring surged in September at the fastest pace in a year, as warehousing and transportation companies ramping up for peak season added 23,800 jobs. Warehousing and storage payrolls grew by 8,400 positions last month, according to preliminary figures the Labor Department released Friday, hi...

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Tips for Managing Multiple Warehouses TIPS FOR MANAGING MULTIPLE WAREHOUSES

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Oct 08, 2018

Every business reaches a stage where they’re ready to expand, and this means opening not just multiple locations for the actual business, but also multiple sourcing locations such as warehouses, storage facilities, and fulfillment centers.

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FedEx Announces General Rate Increases Across Multiple Services FEDEX ANNOUNCES GENERAL RATE INCREASES ACROSS MULTIPLE SERVICES

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Oct 05, 2018

If you’ve been paying attention to the Parcel sphere lately, you’ll have no doubt noticed that not a month goes by without one of the major parcel companies announcing a rate increase, whether it be seasonal or permanent. It appears that September was no exception as FedEx announced on S...

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KPI Key Performance Indicators in Supply Chain & Logistics KPI KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS IN SUPPLY CHAIN & LOGISTICS

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Oct 05, 2018

Many people get really confused about KPIs or Key Performance Indicators in Logistics and Supply Chain operations. Which ones to use?… How many to use?

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Hargreaves Logistics MD Andrew Spence-Wolrich leaves the business HARGREAVES LOGISTICS MD ANDREW SPENCE-WOLRICH LEAVES THE BUSINESS

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Oct 05, 2018

Hargreaves Logistics MD Andrew Spence-Wolrich has left the business. The move follows the merger of Hargreaves Logistics with Hargreaves Services coal production and distribution business earlier this year as part of a wider cost-cutting strategy. Hargreaves Logistics will be overseen by Hargreaves ...

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Reusing shipping containers: Thinking outside the box REUSING SHIPPING CONTAINERS: THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX

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Oct 04, 2018

Boots are made for walking and containers are made for shipping, right? Well, not if you ask everyone! Today, we see an exhilarating creativity in the reuse of shipping containers – living spaces, hotels, bars, pop-up stores, emergency shelters, bridges, art projects, and urban farming –...

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HOW TO GET SUPPLY CHAIN A SEAT AT THE TABLE HOW TO GET SUPPLY CHAIN A SEAT AT THE TABLE

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Oct 04, 2018

Laura Faulkner, CPO and Director Supply Chain Management for Nationwide Building Society, is truly passionate about developing the profession in order to raise its value and reputation within the business.

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KANE is Aggressively Expanding Space Within its Nationwide Shared Warehouse Network KANE IS AGGRESSIVELY EXPANDING SPACE WITHIN ITS NATIONWIDE SHARED WAREHOUSE NETWORK

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Oct 04, 2018

KANE Is Able recently expanded its shared distribution network in three key markets to support customer growth and new business expansion. In total, KANE added 630,000 sq. ft. of additional space in Allentown, PA, Atlanta, GA, and California’s Inland Empire.

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How Good is YOUR Supply Chain HOW GOOD IS YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

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Oct 04, 2018

What would it take for manufacturing businesses to operate like the best online retailers? How can such companies turn orders around in a day, deliver them with greater customization, and replenish stocks seamlessly? These aren’t idle questions for the top teams of manufacturers, because custo...

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Fall Season Predictions – What’s Next for Global Supply Chains? FALL SEASON PREDICTIONS – WHAT’S NEXT FOR GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS?

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Oct 04, 2018

Each year, the Council of Supply Chain Management San Francisco Roundtable kicks off the fall season with a predictions panel.  This year, I was honored to be one of the senior executives on the panel to share my ideas and predictions.  Here are three of my predictions for 2019:

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Supply chains can change but not for your reasons SUPPLY CHAINS CAN CHANGE BUT NOT FOR YOUR REASONS

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Oct 03, 2018

Your business is satisfied with its current arrangements with suppliers and service providers through each supply chain. But, due to external events, the equilibrium that has existed between your organization and the parties in your supply network will change.

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Over 200 jobs at risk at DHL Supply Chain and DSV Road over Hovis mill closure OVER 200 JOBS AT RISK AT DHL SUPPLY CHAIN AND DSV ROAD OVER HOVIS MILL CLOSURE

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Oct 03, 2018

More than 200 driver and warehouse jobs are under threat after Hovis’s decision to pull out of its distribution deals with logistics firms DHL Supply Chain and DSV Road, according to a union. The decision is part of wider plans to close down Hovis’s Southampton mill. The move will see th...

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Global Bio-Pharmaceutical Logistics Market 2018 GLOBAL BIO-PHARMACEUTICAL LOGISTICS MARKET 2018

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Oct 03, 2018

This market research Bio-Pharmaceutical Logistics market 2018 report gives an overview of the various key elements like Market size and growth rate. This report is made on the basis of analysis and on the basis of key players involved in the market segment like end-users, technology, and application...

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Truck Platooning Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 60.96% from 2021 to 2030 TRUCK PLATOONING MARKET IS PROJECTED TO GROW AT A CAGR OF 60.96% FROM 2021 TO 2030

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Oct 03, 2018

The truck platooning market is projected to grow to USD 2,728.7 million by 2030 from USD 37.6 million in 2021, at a CAGR of 60.96% during the forecast period. Reduction in operating cost, driver shortage, and developments in V2X technologies are the key factors driving the market for truck platoonin...

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Pipeline Management and Forecasting Are Key to Improving the Sales Experience PIPELINE MANAGEMENT AND FORECASTING ARE KEY TO IMPROVING THE SALES EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

Let’s explore some of the current processes around pipeline management and forecasting and how they can be improved.

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Change the sales rep experience, improve the customer experience CHANGE THE SALES REP EXPERIENCE, IMPROVE THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

The first CRM launch truly changed the way sales were managed. We went from tracking customers on spreadsheets (and even in rolodexes) to tracking them and their attendant opportunities with software. It wasn’t long before reps started to feel the purpose of a CRM was more about preserving the...

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Driving Sales Behavior With Non-Cash Rewards DRIVING SALES BEHAVIOR WITH NON-CASH REWARDS

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Oct 03, 2018

In the end, you need to be rewarding your sales reps with more than just money if you want to keep them motivated and if you want your sales compensation plan to deliver on its promises.

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THE MAKING OF A SUPPLY CHAIN LEADER THE MAKING OF A SUPPLY CHAIN LEADER

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Oct 02, 2018

“I’m a great believer in a great passion,” says Ron Castro, Vice President, IBM Supply Chain. And it’s just as well given that Ron is responsible for all strategy, execution, and transformation of IBM’s US$70Bn global end-to-end supply chain, delivering to clients acros...

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Amazon warehouse employees rejoice in the video after the company announces minimum wage raise AMAZON WAREHOUSE EMPLOYEES REJOICE IN THE VIDEO AFTER THE COMPANY ANNOUNCES MINIMUM WAGE RAISE

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Oct 02, 2018

Dave Clark, Amazon's senior vice president in charge of operations, shared a video of breaking the news of the wage increase early Tuesday to hundreds of employees at a warehouse in California.

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6 Supply Chain Trends from 2017 and their Ongoing Progress 6 SUPPLY CHAIN TRENDS FROM 2017 AND THEIR ONGOING PROGRESS

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Oct 02, 2018

Call it a cop-out if you like, but predicting which logistics and supply chain trends will make a difference to businesses in any given year has become notoriously difficult, given the speed at which technology, in particular, can suddenly disrupt the way things are done.

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The U.S. Maritime Industry THE U.S. MARITIME INDUSTRY

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Oct 02, 2018

Maritime Domain Awareness refers to collaborative information collection and sharing between the maritime industry, federal, state, and local authorities, and the general public. America's coasts, rivers, bridges, tunnels, ports, ships, military bases, and waterside industries are all potential ...

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The future of logistics? THE FUTURE OF LOGISTICS?

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Oct 01, 2018

A manufacturing plant in Pittsburgh with an urgent requirement to send a pallet of freight to Chicago has few attractive options, as there is currently no direct highway route between the two. But if the visionaries at Virgin Hyperloop One have their way, that will soon change.

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Shipping’s New Arctic Routes May Not Thaw Cold Economic Reality SHIPPING’S NEW ARCTIC ROUTES MAY NOT THAW COLD ECONOMIC REALITY

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Sep 28, 2018

With its progress across Russia’s frigid arctic coast, the vessel also carried the promise of a new route across the globe that would shave time off major trade trips and cut the shipping industry’s rapidly rising fuel bills.

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Ocean Shipping Best Practices OCEAN SHIPPING BEST PRACTICES

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Sep 28, 2018

Shippabo is a company of shippers, logistics consultants, and technologists helping businesses ship on their terms. We approach shipping with a commitment to bring greater transparency, collaboration, and actionable data to the world of shipping and logistics.

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Smart Warehouses Are Here SMART WAREHOUSES ARE HERE

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Sep 28, 2018

The concept of a smart packaging warehouse is not only the future of packaging and distribution — it's much closer to becoming a reality than you may believe. To prepare for the coming reality, we’ll take a deeper dive into what AI and machine vision are and outline how these technol...

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Thinking Holiday Peak Season? Don’t Forget Reverse Logistics THINKING HOLIDAY PEAK SEASON? DON’T FORGET REVERSE LOGISTICS

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Sep 28, 2018

Holiday peak season doesn’t come to an end when the presents are unwrapped. For retailers, January and February mean holiday hangover. With a rise in orders comes a rise in returns – so much so that UPS has launched a “National Returns Day” in early January. On Jan. 3 2018, t...

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5 Mini Case Studies: Successful Supply Chain Cost Reduction and Management 5 MINI CASE STUDIES: SUCCESSFUL SUPPLY CHAIN COST REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT

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Sep 27, 2018

If you were to tell me that your company had never looked at its supply chain costs and sought to deliver reductions, I would be mightily surprised. On the other hand, if you told me your company hasn’t been able to sustain any progress in supply chain cost reduction, I wouldn’t be surpr...

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Supply Chains for management of intermediate products SUPPLY CHAINS FOR MANAGEMENT OF INTERMEDIATE PRODUCTS

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Sep 26, 2018

In commercial supply chains, supply chains can take different forms in response to the needs of particular markets. It is a role of logisticians to evaluate the supply chains and structure them to best meet the needs of their markets.

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The Air Freight Industry THE AIR FREIGHT INDUSTRY

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Sep 26, 2018

The air freight industry is a vital part of the broader logistics sector and an important element of supply chain management for companies in a wide variety of industries. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently forecast a rise in total air cargo carried in 2018 to 62.5 million t...

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The Future of the Supply Chain: Disrupt or Be Disrupted THE FUTURE OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN: DISRUPT OR BE DISRUPTED

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Sep 25, 2018

The consumer goods and retail industries are undergoing massive change, much of it either driven or enabled by supply chain transformation. This means previously unreachable efficiencies, but it also means preparing for disruption — either from existing competition or from unexpected sources a...

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DUTCH ONLINE GROCERY PILOTS HYPERLOOP OF THINGS DUTCH ONLINE GROCERY PILOTS HYPERLOOP OF THINGS

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Sep 25, 2018

The picnic is an online-only supermarket. Customers do their shopping via an app. From the start, Picnic has been on the forefront when it comes to efficiently deliver groceries to their customers.

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The Purpose of 3PLs THE PURPOSE OF 3PLS

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Sep 25, 2018

As one of North America’s leading 3PL companies, Kenco has created and implemented logistics solutions for companies across many different verticals.

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Walmart Requires Fresh Produce Suppliers To Track Supply Chain Via Blockchain By September 2019 WALMART REQUIRES FRESH PRODUCE SUPPLIERS TO TRACK SUPPLY CHAIN VIA BLOCKCHAIN BY SEPTEMBER 2019

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Sep 25, 2018

The company released a statement September 24 in which it detailed its new requirement for all its lettuce suppliers to implement blockchain technology in their supply chains. Walmart has given them just 12 months to integrate their supply data with the IBM Food Trust network.

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6 Types of Warehouse Storage Systems 6 TYPES OF WAREHOUSE STORAGE SYSTEMS

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Sep 25, 2018

One of the first steps that must be taken in order to craft a warehouse that’s functional and organized is to select your storage system (or systems). Naturally, this is not a choice that should be taken lightly; warehouse storage systems are a major capital investment that, depending on the d...

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The Amazing Supply Chain of a Vinyl Record THE AMAZING SUPPLY CHAIN OF A VINYL RECORD

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Sep 24, 2018

From 80’s gaming controls to Polaroid cameras, retro is all the rage. This ‘old is the new’ phenomenon could perhaps be seen as a means of fighting the uniformity posed by the digital era. With the constant bombardment of new technologies and trends comes an underlying struggle for...

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Yowza! A Nine-Step Decision Process to Help Guide Supply Chain Planning Selection YOWZA! A NINE-STEP DECISION PROCESS TO HELP GUIDE SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING SELECTION

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Sep 24, 2018

Here I share a nine-step process in an attempt to help companies unravel the process for buying supply chain planning software.

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How HOW 'CLEAN LABELS' CHALLENGE FOOD SHIPPERS

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Sep 24, 2018

While the debate over the use of some preservatives is far from settled, public opinion always moves faster than scientific consensus. And the thing about modern consumers is that they have no problem abandoning brands if those brands can’t meet their changing demands. Food processing giants a...

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Supply-Chain Cyberattacks Are Escalating. Are All Your Doors Locked? SUPPLY-CHAIN CYBERATTACKS ARE ESCALATING. ARE ALL YOUR DOORS LOCKED?

blog article

Sep 24, 2018

Invaders can access the house through many portals other than the front door. In the business world, that translates into a multitude of vendors, suppliers and other partners whose level of cybersecurity may be well below that of the company in question.

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6 Best Practices in Packaging and Labeling to Optimize Traceability 6 BEST PRACTICES IN PACKAGING AND LABELING TO OPTIMIZE TRACEABILITY

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Sep 24, 2018

Manufacturing across multiple industries is back on the rise. Much of this growth is due to emerging economies in places like China, India, Brazil and even countries in Africa where demand is soaring for a range of products from electronics and pharmaceuticals to food and consumer goods. For manufac...

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One of the World’s Best Supply Chains ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST SUPPLY CHAINS

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Sep 24, 2018

When lists of the best supply chains in the world come out, one multinational is too rarely discussed. That company is BASF. BASF, the world’s largest chemical company, has a cleverly constructed supply chain where the byproducts of one operation get converted into starting materials of anothe...

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Blockchain Driven Supply Chain Ecosystem BLOCKCHAIN DRIVEN SUPPLY CHAIN ECOSYSTEM

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Sep 22, 2018

The SHIP NEXT White Paper is for information purposes only. It does not contain any advice to buy, sell, or solicitation of any offer to buy or sell SHIP NEXT tokens. Matters presented in this document shall not be relied upon in connection with any purchase or transaction decision. There are risks ...

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Drone Delivery Canada Brings Drone Logistics to Remote Towns DRONE DELIVERY CANADA BRINGS DRONE LOGISTICS TO REMOTE TOWNS

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Sep 21, 2018

A major Canadian delivery-drone firm is teaming up with remote Canadian villages to bring needed services and jobs to the residents.

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California Air Resources Board to invest in $82.6bn green logistics project CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD TO INVEST IN $82.6BN GREEN LOGISTICS PROJECT

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Sep 20, 2018

As part of California’s mission to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at its ports, investment has been made in a network of electric trucks which will promote greener logistics, particularly at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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Maximizing MHE: The “Automation-Aware” WMS MAXIMIZING MHE: THE “AUTOMATION-AWARE” WMS

blog article

Sep 20, 2018

Businesses trust material handling equipment (MHE) providers for automated guided vehicles (AVG), conveyors, robotics, sortation, storage and beyond. Top to bottom, material handling manufacturers outfit warehouses with the latest and greatest. This goes beyond automation hardware—on the back ...

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USA TRUCK JOINS BLOCKCHAIN IN TRANSPORT ALLIANCE USA TRUCK JOINS BLOCKCHAIN IN TRANSPORT ALLIANCE

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Sep 20, 2018

USA Truck, a capacity solutions provider headquartered in Van Buren, Arkansas, has become a member of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA). Launched by Craig Fuller, BiTA is a group of industry leaders who share a vision of influencing blockchain technology to develop standards and education ...

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Increase and decrease purchased items in supply chains INCREASE AND DECREASE PURCHASED ITEMS IN SUPPLY CHAINS

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Sep 19, 2018

Increase sales and/or profitability or reduce cost. This is the pressure that a new CEO or division manager can often be under; preferably to ‘do something’ that affects all three – and the pressure is increased if the business is not performing to expectations. But can ‘doin...

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How Asset Valuation Can Aid Supply-Chain and Logistics Providers HOW ASSET VALUATION CAN AID SUPPLY-CHAIN AND LOGISTICS PROVIDERS

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Sep 19, 2018

The logistics and transportation industry is undergoing immense change. Higher consumer expectations have resulted in more demanding delivery schedules; legislative and regulatory requirements have financial implications, and evolving technological developments continue to challenge traditional logi...

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A Look at Freight Alley A LOOK AT FREIGHT ALLEY

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Sep 19, 2018

Freight Alley is an area that roughly defines freight traffic moving throughout the southeastern US, particularly in Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama. For years, the region has been a manufacturing powerhouse and in no-small coincidence a major distribution and logisti...

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Logistics startup brings transparency, efficiency to air cargo booking LOGISTICS STARTUP BRINGS TRANSPARENCY, EFFICIENCY TO AIR CARGO BOOKING

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Sep 19, 2018

Miami startup SkySpace Cargo released the world’s first air cargo trading platform to digitize booking transactions. The company is linked to more than 100 airlines to create a neutral environment for freight forwarders to price, book and manage cargo shipments.

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Forklifts: Logistics Industry FORKLIFTS: LOGISTICS INDUSTRY'S MOST VALUABLE BUSINESS VEHICLE

blog article

Sep 19, 2018

The functions of forklifts within the logistics industry are continuing to evolve as manufacturers discover ways to fully maximize their investment. The functions of forklifts within the logistics industry are continuing to evolve as manufacturers discover ways to fully maximize their investment. Af...

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The Impact of Driver Behavior on Your Fleet’s Tire Spend THE IMPACT OF DRIVER BEHAVIOR ON YOUR FLEET’S TIRE SPEND

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Sep 18, 2018

As companies try to find new ways to increase their bottom line, the implementation of telematics has revealed ample opportunities to reduce operational costs. When it comes to fleet management, maintenance is one of the highest areas of spend and is essential in keeping vehicles on the road.

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BLOCKCHAIN IN LOGISTICS BLOCKCHAIN IN LOGISTICS

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Sep 18, 2018

What if we could remove the need for intermediaries in the world of logistics? What if transactions could be verified, recorded and coordinated autonomously without third parties? If this could be done, it would eliminate an entire layer of complexity from our global supply chains.

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Flow of goods: Why the logistics industry matters FLOW OF GOODS: WHY THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY MATTERS

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Sep 18, 2018

Logistic does not operate in isolation, according to a cross-section of policy experts, sector actors and industry analysts Daily Monitor spoke to.  For starters, logistics and transport almost naturally feed into each other. Typically, logistics is related to the movement of physical goods and...

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How to Buy Your First Autonomous Robot HOW TO BUY YOUR FIRST AUTONOMOUS ROBOT

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Sep 18, 2018

“We’re sitting in the middle of a perfect storm for robots in the supply chain. E-commerce sales continue to climb, forcing retailers to pick up the pace in their fulfillment and distribution centers,” Douglas writes. “But these days, it’s hard to find workers to keep p...

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Amazon, Walmart is Upping their Delivery Games AMAZON, WALMART IS UPPING THEIR DELIVERY GAMES

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Sep 18, 2018

Amazon and Walmart have developed last-mile delivery solutions to make shopping more convenient for consumers. Amazon will buy 20,000 Mercedes-Benz vans to support its Delivery Service Partner program, reported The Post and Courier (Sept. 5). The vans will deliver everything the retailer offers, inc...

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Managing global supply chains in uncertain times MANAGING GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

blog article

Sep 17, 2018

These are interesting times for supply chain professionals, many of whom find themselves with one eye on their procurement networks and the other watching the news. Once expected to focus solely on controlling costs, today’s supply chain managers must now maintain compliance and anticipate ris...

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Holiday hiring time has arrived for the transportation and logistics sector HOLIDAY HIRING TIME HAS ARRIVED FOR THE TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS SECTOR

blog article

Sep 17, 2018

The time for holiday hiring has arrived, with three of the biggest households in the freight transportation and logistics sectors-UPS, FedEx, and XPO Logistics, each making announcements to that effect over the last few days. The need for extra help, in form of staffing, is not a new, or novel, appr...

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Last Mile Delivery LAST MILE DELIVERY

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Sep 16, 2018

With seemingly never-ending news of major retail bankruptcies, the word “apocalypse” seemed to echo across every media outlet this year. In the past, blame has largely been placed on the rise of Amazon both in terms of increased competition and the high delivery expectations it’s c...

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Rethinking the value chain RETHINKING THE VALUE CHAIN

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Sep 15, 2018

We are at the brink of a technological turning point. And, as is the case with any radical change, the opportunities and risks are being fiercely debated. That is how it must be. A look back through history demonstrates that humanity has often stood at the brink of such turning points.

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Wisconsin Transportation Survey Results WISCONSIN TRANSPORTATION SURVEY RESULTS

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Sep 15, 2018

Results from a statewide survey identify gaps in recruitment, retention, skills, and training for a critical segment of the workforce in Wisconsin municipalities. The Midwest Transportation Workforce Center (MTWC) has published its report on the 2017 Wisconsin Highway Maintenance Workforce Survey.

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Trucking Delivers the Big Game TRUCKING DELIVERS THE BIG GAME

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Sep 15, 2018

With America's biggest game of the year headed to U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota this weekend, millions of Americans are already planning their gameday parties. While planning the menu, have you thought about how all those classic football foods get to your table? The answer is simp...

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Transportation IoT: Opportunities and Risks TRANSPORTATION IOT: OPPORTUNITIES AND RISKS

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Sep 15, 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) has transformed all modes of transportation. For tech companies, this brings both new opportunities and new risks.

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Smart ships and the changing maritime ecosystem SMART SHIPS AND THE CHANGING MARITIME ECOSYSTEM

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Sep 15, 2018

Change is a constant in the maritime industry. Sixty years ago, the introduction of the shipping container
revolutionized trade and changed the way transportation, shipping, loading and unloading of goods is
done even to this day (Levinson, 2008). Some even believe that its introductio...

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN LOGISTICS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN LOGISTICS

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Sep 15, 2018

Today we find ourselves in another transformational era in human history. Much like the agricultural and industrial revolutions before it, the digital revolution is redefining many aspects of modern life around the world.

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NO HANDS: THE AUTONOMOUS FUTURE OF TRUCKING NO HANDS: THE AUTONOMOUS FUTURE OF TRUCKING

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Sep 15, 2018

Autonomous trucking could usher in a new age of fast, inexpensive and convenient transportation, with impacts reverberating far beyond the confines of the trucking industry.

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Innovative Logistics Solutions INNOVATIVE LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS

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Sep 15, 2018

To have a successful marriage, you need to know each other well, know each others' expectations, promise transparency and respect, and have clear guidelines for how to go about every day "operations."

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN LOGISTICS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN LOGISTICS

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Sep 15, 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) is not new. The term was coined in 1956 by John McCarthy, a Stanford computer science professor who organized an academic conference on the topic at Dartmouth College in the summer of that year. The field of AI has gone through a series of boom-bust cycles since then, ch...

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2018 Trucking Perspect 2018 TRUCKING PERSPECT

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Sep 14, 2018

Getting a truck when you need one, and not paying too much for that service, remain two of the biggest concerns for over-the-road shippers, according to Trucking Perspectives, Inbound Logistics' annual survey of the trucking market. Seventy-eight percent of shippers who responded to the 2018 sur...

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Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve the Shipper / Carrier Experience with Erik Malin USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO IMPROVE THE SHIPPER / CARRIER EXPERIENCE WITH ERIK MALIN

blog article

Sep 13, 2018

There’s no other way to describe it: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the world of logistics. That may seem like a cliché, or hype, or buzz, but it is true. The tech is fundamentally changing the way packages move around the world, from predictive analytics to autonomous ...

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How to Maintain Supply Chain Agility in the Face of Tariffs and Regulations HOW TO MAINTAIN SUPPLY CHAIN AGILITY IN THE FACE OF TARIFFS AND REGULATIONS

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Sep 13, 2018

With details surfacing in piecemeal fashion, companies and their supply-chain partners are struggling to recalculate their bottom lines and recalibrate their supply lines as quickly as possible, while absorbing the impact of both the newly outlined tariffs and likely retaliatory measures. Some are s...

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How The Cargo Pilot Shortage Will Affect Your Supply Chain HOW THE CARGO PILOT SHORTAGE WILL AFFECT YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

blog article

Sep 13, 2018

As the infamous truck driver shortage continues like an endless long haul, companies with products to move are nervously eyeing the future. The expansion of e-commerce and the increasing consumer demands only make the driver shortage much more imperative for shippers to solve. Unfortunately, there&r...

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Four Forces Transforming Supply Chain, Logistics and Transportation Today FOUR FORCES TRANSFORMING SUPPLY CHAIN, LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION TODAY

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Sep 12, 2018

Few industries or business functions are experiencing as much disruption as logistics, supply chain, and transportation. In fact, according to a recent Forbes Insights survey of more than 400 senior transportation-focused executives, 65 percent say tectonic shifts in these areas are driving an era o...

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Responsiveness potential of your core supply chains RESPONSIVENESS POTENTIAL OF YOUR CORE SUPPLY CHAINS

blog article

Sep 12, 2018

Agile, like Lean before it, is a concept that has existed for decades. It contains much merit, but commentators have tended to promote both concepts as vital to business survival, have minimal ‘steps to success’ and by themselves will solve an organization’s problems. So, like the ...

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IANA Expo to examine ocean container shipping trends IANA EXPO TO EXAMINE OCEAN CONTAINER SHIPPING TRENDS

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Sep 12, 2018

Signs of a turnaround in the prospects of global container shipping companies began surfacing last July when rates began creeping up through the Peak Season. Overcapacity, however, continues to haunt the industry and may keep it from a sustainable recovery. This issue and others are certain to be ex...

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Latin America industry leaders to address air freight challenges, opportunities LATIN AMERICA INDUSTRY LEADERS TO ADDRESS AIR FREIGHT CHALLENGES, OPPORTUNITIES

blog article

Sep 11, 2018

Speakers who will be appearing on a Latin America-focused panel at the upcoming Cargo Facts Symposium see much to be optimistic about in the region-especially e-commerce, which has been a boon globally for the air freight industry – but also acknowledge challenges, both ongoing and imminent, t...

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AI Making an Impact in Enterprise Supply Chains AI MAKING AN IMPACT IN ENTERPRISE SUPPLY CHAINS

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Sep 10, 2018

Businesses in multiple industries that adopted a proactive AI strategy for transportation and logistics saw profit margins of more than 5 percent, while those without such a strategy lost money.

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7 Reasons Why Warehouse Robots Beat Traditional Automation 7 REASONS WHY WAREHOUSE ROBOTS BEAT TRADITIONAL AUTOMATION

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Sep 09, 2018

In 2020, global retail e-commerce sales are expected to grow to $4.88 trillion, more than double 2017 figures1. The Amazon effect is at the heart of this e-commerce boom: consumers are empowered to demand what they want and when.

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Truths and tools for the modern supply chain TRUTHS AND TOOLS FOR THE MODERN SUPPLY CHAIN

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Sep 09, 2018

A supply chain is a system of organizations, people, activities, information, and resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier to customer. Effective management of the supply chain requires the commitment of supply chain partners to work closely to coordinate order generation, ord...

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The Great Logistics Software Debate: Build or Buy? THE GREAT LOGISTICS SOFTWARE DEBATE: BUILD OR BUY?

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Sep 08, 2018

Any company that is serious about its supply chain will eventually need to upgrade its logistics data management software. Whether your current software is outdated – or your company has just outgrown it – it’s important to have technology that gives you the real-time information, ...

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Freight Volume by Commodity FREIGHT VOLUME BY COMMODITY

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Sep 06, 2018

the American economy stretches across a continent with links to the world, drawing on natural resources and manufactured products from many locations to serve markets at home and abroad. More freight is moving greater distances as part of far-flung supply chains among distant trading partners. In 20...

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Current Trends In Logistics Real Estate CURRENT TRENDS IN LOGISTICS REAL ESTATE

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Sep 06, 2018

The central warehousing question has changed from "what can I fit in this space?" to "what space can fit me?" Million square foot facilities used to be unusual in the industry, but they've become something of a norm as companies grow larger and larger, fueled by the rise of e...

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The digital revolution—a new weapon against food waste, hunger, and emissions THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION—A NEW WEAPON AGAINST FOOD WASTE, HUNGER, AND EMISSIONS

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Sep 06, 2018

My eldest daughter, who lives with her family in Hamburg, uses her smartphone once a week to get a food box from a nearby farm. Many people are doing this all over the world. Farm-to-customer food delivery services are booming. It saves time, avoids massive costs of packaging and trading, leaves mor...

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Operations Planning in a changing demand market profile OPERATIONS PLANNING IN A CHANGING DEMAND MARKET PROFILE

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Sep 05, 2018

Organizations tend to take a safe path when selecting an enterprise resources planning (ERP) system. The desire from senior management and corporate IT for an ‘integrated’ system can override calls from functions to implement applications that best suit the needs of the organization. Thi...

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With its own Grocery Delivery Service, Walmart Grabs More Data WITH ITS OWN GROCERY DELIVERY SERVICE, WALMART GRABS MORE DATA

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Sep 05, 2018

Walmart is leaving no stone unturned when it comes to getting you your groceries. As of today, that includes testing out its own delivery service (h/t Food Dive). The retailing giant announced a pilot program for its new last-mile delivery service, dubbed Spark Delivery, which will deliver groceries...

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The On-Demand Supply Chain Market THE ON-DEMAND SUPPLY CHAIN MARKET

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Sep 05, 2018

The on-demand supply chain market is experiencing significant interest and growth right now. Within the on-demand supply chain, I am specifically talking about the transportation and warehousing segments, where investment money is pouring into digital freight matching apps, crowdsourced last miles d...

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Direct-to-Consumer – Creating additional supply chain complexity for manufacturers DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER – CREATING ADDITIONAL SUPPLY CHAIN COMPLEXITY FOR MANUFACTURERS

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Sep 04, 2018

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) sales, a component of e-commerce, continues to emerge as a viable business strategy for manufacturers exploring potential areas for increased revenue by reducing the volume to third-party sellers, traditional retail stores, and e-tailers. In fact, the number of manufacturers...

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Building a Triple A Supply Chain: Ten Tactics That Work BUILDING A TRIPLE A SUPPLY CHAIN: TEN TACTICS THAT WORK

blog article

Sep 03, 2018

At Supply Chain Insights, as we combed through over 9000 quantitative responses on supply chain management from business leaders to understand what drives supply chain excellence in preparation for the Supply Chain Insights Global Summit. In the process, we proved Hau Lee’s theorem in the Famo...

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WAREHOUSE ROBOTICS WAREHOUSE ROBOTICS

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Aug 31, 2018

Henry Ford opened the way for robotics with the invention of the assembly line. Since then, Amazon has expanded on this technology with the implementation of robotic use in their newest warehouse. The $100 million warehouses opened in DuPont, Washington, last June and Amazon held a grand opening cer...

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