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SAPPI - Using real-time insight to improve supply-chain management SAPPI - USING REAL-TIME INSIGHT TO IMPROVE SUPPLY-CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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Jan 27, 2020

Rudi Barthels, Director Central Supply Chain at Sappi, the global leader focused on providing dissolving wood and paper pulp, paper-based and biorefinery solutions, explains how Shippeo’s innovative platform, help them to deepen the understanding of their customers and thereof their customer s...

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Implementing Industry 4.0 to streamline your supply chain IMPLEMENTING INDUSTRY 4.0 TO STREAMLINE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jan 26, 2020

The digital revolution is upon us and with it comes the arrival of Industry 4.0 - the new wave of digital transformation ready sweep across the modern supply chain. From the very latest in technology to whole new ways of thinking, it’s certainly set to shake up the dynamic of manufacturing, bu...

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5 Key Tips for Improving Warehouse Efficiency 5 KEY TIPS FOR IMPROVING WAREHOUSE EFFICIENCY

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Jan 24, 2020

Running a warehouse is difficult. With so many different moving components, it can be tricky to get all parts running like clockwork. Yet efficiency is the cornerstone for any successful warehouse operation. The more efficient the warehouse is, the more it will reduce overall costs. However, warehou...

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The Top Freight KPIs You Need to Succeed THE TOP FREIGHT KPIS YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

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Jan 23, 2020

Tracking the right key performance indicators (KPIs) can mean the difference between success or failure in your logistics enterprise. The top freight KPIs you need to succeed enable continuous improvement, rely on real-time visibility and apply the latest in freight analytics capabilities. Furthermo...

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Transport Logistics You Need to Know About For Growth This Year TRANSPORT LOGISTICS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FOR GROWTH THIS YEAR

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Jan 23, 2020

Transport logistics is a huge part of the supply chain and can help maximize the growth of your company this year. Real-time data analytics and data visualization help logistics managers and decision makers to better keep their fingers on the pulse of their enterprises. After all, logistics is a mac...

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Top three challenges for logistics in 2020 TOP THREE CHALLENGES FOR LOGISTICS IN 2020

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Jan 23, 2020

Supply Chain Digital takes a look at the top three logistics challenges DPDHL predicts for 2020. Although the logistics industry won’t be able to achieve global targets by itself, it is important that the industry leads the way when it comes to sustainability. It is a topic that is never likel...

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Digitalized Data Is Sustaining the Supply Chain DIGITALIZED DATA IS SUSTAINING THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jan 23, 2020

From fragmented thinking, to out of date infrastructures and poor processes, there is a long list of reasons why supply chains can become unsustainable. But, according to a luxury packaging provider, digitalized data is set to transform the industry in a big way. With over 30 years’ experience...

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Supply Chain investment proposals and decisions SUPPLY CHAIN INVESTMENT PROPOSALS AND DECISIONS

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Jan 22, 2020

As yet, this is a decade without a name, but ‘the decade of living dangerously’ could be an apt title, especially for supply chain professionals. This is because four factors are likely to influence supply chain investment proposals and decisions: climate change; geopolitics; internation...

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Lifelong Learning: Enhancing Your Supply Chain Skill Set at Any Age LIFELONG LEARNING: ENHANCING YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN SKILL SET AT ANY AGE

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Jan 22, 2020

Even the most seasoned supply chain professional will tell you they can always learn a little bit more about their field. Whether it’s mastering a new software program or simply brushing up on your business skills, the more you learn the better you can invest that education into growing your b...

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Digital Supply Chain Explained DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN EXPLAINED

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Jan 21, 2020

Hans Thalbauer, Senior Vice President – Digital Supply Chain and IoT, SAP shares his views on What is Digital Supply Chain and what it takes to become an Enterprise with a true Digital Supply Chain. Hans made these remarks during the Digital Supply Chain Institute's 7th Executive Leadershi...

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Six Steps to an Ethical and Sustainable Supply Chain SIX STEPS TO AN ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jan 21, 2020

Manufacturers today face increasingly complex challenges, from economic instability to compliance pressures and heightened global competition. Most recently, they have come under scrutiny with regard to their ethical and sustainability practices, with consumers paying closer attention to how organiz...

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Why is inventory management in the supply chain important? WHY IS INVENTORY MANAGEMENT IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN IMPORTANT?

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Jan 21, 2020

Clear visibility into transactions that positively impacts the entire process of ordering, storing and using inventory is essential to companies' long-term growth. A prominent inventory is considered a core component of the supply chain and is where all areas of the supply chain come together in...

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Supply Chain Analytics Trends and Success Factors SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYTICS TRENDS AND SUCCESS FACTORS

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Jan 20, 2020

In 2019, APQC surveyed supply chain professionals regarding the use of analytics in the supply chain. It conducted a similar survey in 2016. Without stakeholder support, financial resources, and skilled talent for analytics activities, organizations will be unable to make use of the key enablers. Th...

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A Trucking Economics Lesson: How rates will respond to market changes in 2020 A TRUCKING ECONOMICS LESSON: HOW RATES WILL RESPOND TO MARKET CHANGES IN 2020

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Jan 20, 2020

It’s that time of year when everyone is publishing their predictions for what the new year will hold — in whatever industry they work. At Chainalytics, many of our clients and partners come to us for supply chain and transportation prognostications year after year. In the meantime, I wan...

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Logistics: The Role of Technology & AI in This 21st-century LOGISTICS: THE ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY & AI IN THIS 21ST-CENTURY

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Jan 20, 2020

We are living in a transformational era of human history where Artificial Intelligence (AI) forms a central part of this transformation. The digital revolution has redefined many aspects of human life and this trend is not settling anytime soon, in fact, many technological advancements are foreseen ...

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Sustainability in the supply chain SUSTAINABILITY IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jan 19, 2020

Companies big and small are making more serious commitments to sustainability, quality and the environment. These companies are not implementing sustainable practices because of legal regulations. Most companies are implementing those practices because they understand that with better care for socia...

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Revolutionizing Logistics and Transportation through Blockchain REVOLUTIONIZING LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION THROUGH BLOCKCHAIN

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Jan 17, 2020

With the sheer pace of globalization and the rise of e-commerce and other factors contributing to the cause, the global economy has become more integrated and interconnected. However, one critical aspect which has facilitated in the burgeoning rise of the integration of the world economy is the glob...

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The Impact and Importance of Reefer Shipping THE IMPACT AND IMPORTANCE OF REEFER SHIPPING

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Jan 17, 2020

Reefer shipping, or refrigerated shipping, is used to keep the shipped freight at a certain temperature or humidity. It is commonly used to ship food and beverage, but not exclusively. Reefer shipping works by attaching an AC unit to the trailer which is powered by the truck. This AC unit is able to...

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What is the Supply Chain Leadership Professional Apprenticeship? WHAT IS THE SUPPLY CHAIN LEADERSHIP PROFESSIONAL APPRENTICESHIP?

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Jan 16, 2020

Discover everything you need to know about the Supply Chain Leadership Professional Degree Apprenticeship? Whatever the business or sector, logistics and supply chain management is a vital business philosophy and management function. Northumbria’s Supply Chain Leadership Professional Apprentic...

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How Can an Effective Procurement Process Help Manage a Supply Chain? HOW CAN AN EFFECTIVE PROCUREMENT PROCESS HELP MANAGE A SUPPLY CHAIN?

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Jan 16, 2020

As your company grows, the number of business units you have will also increase. From accounting to customer support to marketing, all these departments will require different types of goods and services. And in order to purchase the goods and services you need without losing track of all the money ...

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Avoid Supply Chain Tsunamis Using AI to Read the Ripples AVOID SUPPLY CHAIN TSUNAMIS USING AI TO READ THE RIPPLES

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Jan 16, 2020

There's an old saying: "Red sky at night, sailor's delight. Red sky at morning, sailor take warning." If only such a barometer existed that would warn of any incoming supply chain disruption. There is plenty that can interrupt the calm reliability of global supply these days. Brexi...

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Building A Content Supply Chain BUILDING A CONTENT SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jan 15, 2020

How do you build a content supply chain that reflects what you're trying to do? According to Raeshem Nijhon, Founder/Executive Producer, Culture.House, “now is a really interesting time because what’s behind the camera is just as important as what’s in front of the camera.&rdqu...

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WHY YOU SHOULD OPTIMISE YOUR WAREHOUSE LAYOUT WHY YOU SHOULD OPTIMISE YOUR WAREHOUSE LAYOUT

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Jan 15, 2020

To make sure your warehouse runs successfully, you need a well designed warehouse layout. Find out how your warehouse layout affects your ability to effectively process orders and how you can improve this to streamline your operations. Whether you’re looking to improve your current warehouse d...

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B-I-R-D: 4 digital technologies that can help supply chains take flight B-I-R-D: 4 DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES THAT CAN HELP SUPPLY CHAINS TAKE FLIGHT

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Jan 15, 2020

The number of potentially disruptive technologies in logistics is daunting. This makes it difficult for supply chain businesses to know where to look. Blockchain, IoT, automation and data science should be first on their list. Astute business leaders discipline themselves to be on constant lookout f...

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It IT'S TIME TO BUILD A RESPONSIBLE MEDIA SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jan 15, 2020

The digital media revolution has been transformative - but it has a dark side. As millions more come online, these negative aspects will become magnified. All stakeholders must collaborate to build a supply chain that is good for both customers and business. Twenty-five years ago the first digital b...

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The Supply Chain of Smartphones THE SUPPLY CHAIN OF SMARTPHONES

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Jan 14, 2020

From rare-earth metals to state of the art manufacturing - your smartphone is the culmination of a highly complex, global supply chain. In this first episode of The Supply Chain of Everything - LLamasoft's CEO, Razat Gaurav, shares insights on the supply chain of a smartphone to give you a ...

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Spot Versus Contract Freight Rates: Why You Need Them Both SPOT VERSUS CONTRACT FREIGHT RATES: WHY YOU NEED THEM BOTH

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Jan 13, 2020

Effective logistics management involves a delicate balance between spot and contract freight use and rates. Various misconceptions surround the use of spot and contract rates, and failure to operate with only one shipping option will contribute to higher freight spend. Moreover, shippers may misunde...

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Supply Chain technology trends for 2020 SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGY TRENDS FOR 2020

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Jan 13, 2020

From the implementation of Industry 4.0, the increased importance of being sustainable, the rise of supply chain technology or blockchain, the 2010’s saw some significant changes to the supply chain. As we enter 2020, we begin not just a new year but a new decade. However, no matter what side ...

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Rethink Supply Chain RETHINK SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jan 13, 2020

As businesses look for new markets and sources for their products and services, supply chain leaders are realizing that their legacy networks might not cut it anymore. According to leading IT research companies, such as Gartner, IDC and Frost & Sullivan, several organizations are investing in te...

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A Supply Chain Planning Model is a Digital Twin: Is This Just Hype? A SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING MODEL IS A DIGITAL TWIN: IS THIS JUST HYPE?

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Jan 13, 2020

In the course of doing a global study on the supply chain planning (SCP) market I talked to executives at solution providers from across the industry. One thing I asked them about was SCP in relation to the term digital twin. A digital twin is a digital replica of a physical entity or process. The t...

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The changing nature of supply chain optimisation & monitoring THE CHANGING NATURE OF SUPPLY CHAIN OPTIMISATION & MONITORING

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Jan 13, 2020

With today’s supply chain continuously evolving, managing the supply chain is greatly changing in particular methods for optimisation and monitoring. The industrial internet of things or IIoT has greatly contributed to the rise of the evolving supply chain. IIoT can be defined as the interconn...

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IS YOUR LOGISTICS SOFTWARE READY FOR BREXIT? IS YOUR LOGISTICS SOFTWARE READY FOR BREXIT?

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Jan 12, 2020

By the end of October 2019, with or without an agreement, Brexit will have a major impact on crossborder shipping. Change is inevitable, so businesses should act now to ensure their shipping software solutions are up-to-date and prepared to manage the effects of Brexit. Businesses should start prepa...

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UPS Smart Logistics Challenge UPS SMART LOGISTICS CHALLENGE

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Jan 12, 2020

UPS has partnered with AstroLabs in advance of Expo 2020 Dubai to bring the world’s best logistics technology startups to Dubai for the unique opportunity to pilot their solutions with UPS in emerging markets.

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Warehouse safety: The dangers of modern warehouses and how to prevent them WAREHOUSE SAFETY: THE DANGERS OF MODERN WAREHOUSES AND HOW TO PREVENT THEM

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Jan 10, 2020

In order to appropriately hands any accident that many happen, make sure all employees know how to Respond to accidents and understand company procedures. Report accidents to a super. Locate fire extinguishers. Locate MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets, and chemical spill cleanup kits.

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Advanced Technology Driven Acquisitions Involving Transportation And Logistics ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY DRIVEN ACQUISITIONS INVOLVING TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS

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Jan 10, 2020

The following Supply Chain Matters side panel blog provides added perspective to our previously published 2020 Prediction related to transportation contracting, logistics processes and services industry segments, and how advanced technology enabled players or start-ups will add to disruptive forces ...

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Artificial Intelligence is Driving Real Supply Chain Improvement ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS DRIVING REAL SUPPLY CHAIN IMPROVEMENT

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Jan 10, 2020

Of all the latest digital technologies slated to disrupt supply chain operations imminently, artificial intelligence (AI), along with robotics (which arguably, you might classify as an AI application), is the one making the most tangible current impact on the industry. Whether it is or not, though, ...

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Add speed and flexibility to your supply chain ADD SPEED AND FLEXIBILITY TO YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jan 09, 2020

Priority Freight - We are time-critical logistics specialists helping you meet complex and urgent international transport challenges. Whatever your emergency, your time-critical logistics partner should add speed and flexibility to your supply chain.

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Transparency in the supply chain TRANSPARENCY IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jan 08, 2020

Will all of the transparency available in logistics rattle new areas and force manufacturers and distributors to change the daily routines? Transparency is a great thing but not seen that way by everyone. AM Transport specializes in outsourced logistics services for manufacturers and distributo...

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Creating value through transparency in the hop supply chain CREATING VALUE THROUGH TRANSPARENCY IN THE HOP SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jan 08, 2020

Behind the scenes stories of the transformation of the international hop supply industry: suppliers and brewers collaborate to create innovative craft brews. Steve is Chief Supply Chain Officer at Yakima Chief Hops, a global hop supplier. His family has been growing hops since 1869, for which he fol...

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HOW TO PREPARE FOR A SUCCESSFUL WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION HOW TO PREPARE FOR A SUCCESSFUL WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION

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Jan 08, 2020

In this post we’ll look at various steps you can take in preparation for your warehouse management system (WMS), to help ensure that everything goes smoothly. That way you can enjoy the full benefits of your WMS right from the start. Implementing a warehouse management system (WMS) has many ad...

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Long Beach Port Executive on Leadership in the Supply Chain LONG BEACH PORT EXECUTIVE ON LEADERSHIP IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jan 07, 2020

In this exclusive GAMECHANGER interview, Stanton Chase Los Angeles Managing Director Pete Deragon speaks with Dr. Noel Hacegaba, Deputy Executive Director at Port of Long Beach. The Port of Long Beach in southern California is the 9th largest port in the world, and 40% of America’s waterborne ...

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JJX Logistics - Warehouse, Storage and Fulfilment JJX LOGISTICS - WAREHOUSE, STORAGE AND FULFILMENT

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Jan 06, 2020

As well as our transport and logistics services we offer warehousing solutions to suit your need. From small items, pallet loads, hazardous and even caravans! At JJX Logistics we take care of all of your storage, distribution and packing needs within our 150,000 sq ft warehouse in a central location...

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4 Impacts Of Returns That Will Affect Your Supply Chain 4 IMPACTS OF RETURNS THAT WILL AFFECT YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jan 06, 2020

Returns are now part of the holiday gift giving season. According to the National Retail Federation, up to 55 percent of consumers plan to return or exchange unwanted gifts. A survey by an industry leader shows that up to 73 percent of consumers shop with returns in mind. These predictions are becom...

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Evolution of Logistics Industry in the Last 5 Years and Expectations from 2020 EVOLUTION OF LOGISTICS INDUSTRY IN THE LAST 5 YEARS AND EXPECTATIONS FROM 2020

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Jan 06, 2020

By all measures, 2019 was a fabulous year for the Logistics Industry of India. Starting with an estimated market value of $160 billion, the sector is pegged to become worth $215 billion by 2020 – adding another $55 billion of net value to it. The last 5 years have been specifically beneficial ...

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2020 Supply Chain Technology Trends 2020 SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

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Jan 06, 2020

There are some young supply chain technologies that are getting a lot of buzz. But how mature are these technologies?  Do they have a proven ROI? Are they worth piloting? Or can we safely ignore them for a few more years? There are technologies that are proven and widely adopted. In supply chai...

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How to Optimize Your Supply Chain in 2020 HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN IN 2020

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Jan 06, 2020

Sometimes the end of the calendar year can be so chaotic that it’s a miracle we’re ever in a position to take a vacation. Stumbling over the finish line with a messy desk, unfinished projects, and an ever-lengthening to-do list not only cast a shadow over your Christmas vacation but will...

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Recession proofing the supply chain RECESSION PROOFING THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jan 05, 2020

Many organisations have enjoyed unquestionable success during the recent economic expansion, including higher margins, product portfolio expansion and a renaissance in talent acquisition, with millions of new jobs created over the past several years.  However, signals from multiple sources poin...

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THE DIGITAL LINK TO SUPPLY CHAIN THE DIGITAL LINK TO SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jan 03, 2020

Digital technologies drive efficiency of supply chain operations. Digital collaboration enables Zara to design, produce and deliver new apparel to stores in 14 days compared to 9 months for competition. Digital Technologies 11 Ensure Data Consistency Electron, Data Interchange platform helped Levi S...

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WORKING OF LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT WORKING OF LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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Jan 03, 2020

Mechanism of Logistics Management. A proper supply chain may include transportation, shipping, receiving, storage supplier. Manufacture transmit load to supplier, warehouse and 3 PL Providers & Packages will be given to the local facility.

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Logistics Trend to Watch Out for in 2020 LOGISTICS TREND TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2020

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Jan 02, 2020

It has been an historic decade for the logistics market. The world witnessed the rise of ecommerce, countless innovations in technology and the changing demands of discerning consumers. At the same time, the logistics industry has been evolving and adapting to all the challenges presented by these c...

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Transformation of Supply Chain process by adoption of digital technology by Industry TRANSFORMATION OF SUPPLY CHAIN PROCESS BY ADOPTION OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY BY INDUSTRY

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Jan 01, 2020

An efficient supply chain is important for improving overall productivity and profitability and is hence a crucial company operation. But what about 10 years from now? It may become obsolete with the rapid changes in the innovation solutions out there coupled with the quickly evolving disruptive tec...

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Sustainable Supply Chain Finance SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE

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Dec 31, 2019

How can companies reward their suppliers’ commitment to sustainability? With Sustainable Supply Chain Finance (SSCF) companies can give preferential conditions to those of their suppliers who meet social and environmental standards. This ensures the stability of their supply chain and also imp...

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TELEMATICS IN THE CANADIAN TRUCKING INDUSTRY TELEMATICS IN THE CANADIAN TRUCKING INDUSTRY

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Dec 31, 2019

This study builds on a previous project in which we examined the potential for telematics systems to streamline the data collection and reporting methods used in the SmartWay program. Here, we delve deeper into various aspects of the telematics industry in the heavy-duty trucking sector in Canada. T...

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How AI fleet Management Will Shape the Future of Transportation HOW AI FLEET MANAGEMENT WILL SHAPE THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION

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Dec 31, 2019

There are many opinions about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is going to change the world with expectations about its capabilities for now and in the future. AI simply refers to intelligence displayed by machines in contrast to that displayed by humans. Although humans are intelligent, they cannot...

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The Amazonification of Supply Chains THE AMAZONIFICATION OF SUPPLY CHAINS

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Dec 30, 2019

In the past, suppliers such as those in the pharma industry stockpiled hundreds of days’ worth of inventory buffer to avoid shortfalls in patient demand. This was “affordable” with 80% margins, but it’s not the case in today’s competitive global marketplace. High margin...

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3PLs Make the Supply Chain Go Round 3PLS MAKE THE SUPPLY CHAIN GO ROUND

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Dec 27, 2019

What is the value of a 3PL? We get this question often, and we see it in many different forms in blogs and other online discussions regarding logistics, supply chain management, transportation, 3PLs etc. Defining the value of any type of service provider can be difficult. ROI analysis on a supply ch...

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Technology in the supply chain - does it threaten jobs? TECHNOLOGY IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN - DOES IT THREATEN JOBS?

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Dec 27, 2019

We cannot ignore the technological evolution of work across business. Globally, things are changing fast, and so is the way we do things. The emergence of concepts influenced by technology such as ‘drop and collect’, digital logistics that facilitates paperless, high-speed, and secure di...

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Taming the Beast of Retail Supply-Chain Operations TAMING THE BEAST OF RETAIL SUPPLY-CHAIN OPERATIONS

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Dec 26, 2019

Retail supply-chain executives are under intense pressure to support the seamless omnichannel experiences that consumers are demanding in the digital age. Consumers want more product variety, faster delivery, affordability, and pickup and return over any channel. Meeting those expectations depends o...

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Making the case for TMS driving supply chain ROI MAKING THE CASE FOR TMS DRIVING SUPPLY CHAIN ROI

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Dec 25, 2019

You don’t have to look far to find savings, value and improvements driven by transportation management systems (TMS). Best-of-breed TMS solutions (like Manhattan’s TMS) are game changers and deliver a range of competitive advantages for companies of all shapes, sizes and levels of comple...

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THE TOP 5 SMART WAREHOUSE TECHNOLOGIES YOU SHOULD BE USING TODAY THE TOP 5 SMART WAREHOUSE TECHNOLOGIES YOU SHOULD BE USING TODAY

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Dec 24, 2019

Technology in all sectors of the economy is progressing at a rapid pace. To keep up, warehouses need to be equipped with the technologies that allow them to keep up with manufacture, production, and consumer demand. A smart warehouse is automated for improved productivity, efficiency, and accuracy, ...

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How Wholesale Distributors Use Logistics Data Intelligence to Improve Outcomes HOW WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS USE LOGISTICS DATA INTELLIGENCE TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES

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Dec 23, 2019

Data holds immense value in modern supply chain management. The use of data gives shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs) insight into operational efficiency, productivity, risk management, and demand. Among wholesale distributors, logistics data lowers downtime through proactive management,...

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Co-creation enables business transformation led by RPA for leading logistics company CO-CREATION ENABLES BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION LED BY RPA FOR LEADING LOGISTICS COMPANY

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Dec 23, 2019

Revenue leakage: blocked working capital. Manual F&A operations with limited audit checks, compliance & control. Siloed technology systems & fragmented operations. Establishing Center of Excellence to standardize & centralize operations. Deploying Robotics & Digital Automation TR...

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Breaking the Cycle of Supply-Chain Technology Debt BREAKING THE CYCLE OF SUPPLY-CHAIN TECHNOLOGY DEBT

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Dec 23, 2019

If a house is built on a hastily made or crumbling foundation, the time and resources needed to fix it can add up to staggering debt. Homeowners fear foundation issues, knowing that the cost of repair can put them in a financial bind. This notion of heavy debt is mirrored in the experience of retail...

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Building Intelligent Supply Chains with AI, Analytics and Blockchain BUILDING INTELLIGENT SUPPLY CHAINS WITH AI, ANALYTICS AND BLOCKCHAIN

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Dec 23, 2019

Manufacturers continue to face significant challenges. Cost pressures, complex regulations, learning how to use disruptive technologies and the increasingly costly delivery of goods and raw resources combine with ongoing process and communications changes to muddy visibility across the supply chain....

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Lessons learned from DOD LESSONS LEARNED FROM DOD'S TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS CONSOLIDATION

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Dec 20, 2019

On any given day U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANCOM) tracks more than 20 ships, 1,500 truck cargo shipments and hundreds of aircraft taking off or landing every two minutes. The Department of Defense command center is essentially the FedEx of the U.S. military, moving everything from food and un...

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The More Things Change: 7 Totally Predictable Supply Chain Predictions For 2020 THE MORE THINGS CHANGE: 7 TOTALLY PREDICTABLE SUPPLY CHAIN PREDICTIONS FOR 2020

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Dec 20, 2019

We all know the saying: The more things change, the more they stay the same. This is certainly true in supply chain and logistics. I’ve been an industry analyst for more than 20 years and I’ve seen a lot of changes (just to name a few): The evolution from desktop, client-server applicati...

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How Is Blockchain In Supply Chain Beneficial? HOW IS BLOCKCHAIN IN SUPPLY CHAIN BENEFICIAL?

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Dec 19, 2019

The supply chain is a huge network and it’s more complex than it was a decade ago. As of now, a payment, after being initiated by the supplier, takes days to reach the manufacturer. On the other hand, contractual agreements between parties need support from lawyers & banking systems. This ...

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Supply Chain Management (SCM) with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (SCM) WITH MICROSOFT DYNAMICS 365 BUSINESS CENTRAL

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Dec 19, 2019

With Supply Chain Management based on Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV), mapping processes along the entire supply chain is highly efficient. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central ensures smooth processes in purchasing, sales, manu­facturing, logistics and warehouse. You ca...

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These Three Technologies are Hot, But Are Supply Chains Adopting Them? THESE THREE TECHNOLOGIES ARE HOT, BUT ARE SUPPLY CHAINS ADOPTING THEM?

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Dec 19, 2019

Blockchain, artificial intelligence, and robotics are some of the hottest technologies to grace the business stage, if the media is to be believed. Have they hit the mainstream in major industries though? We took a look at the state of adoption in the supply chain world, and here’s what we fou...

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7 WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR WAREHOUSE COSTS 7 WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR WAREHOUSE COSTS

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Dec 18, 2019

Maximising profits in our current unpredictable, unstable and highly-competitive economic climate requires a carefully planned strategy, executed with deliberate effort. To secure any kind of measurable success, it’s imperative that warehouse productivity is increased whilst your operational c...

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Change in your supply chains is for your business CHANGE IN YOUR SUPPLY CHAINS IS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Dec 18, 2019

Products and sales outlets differ; so do warehouses and storage areas in their design, organisation, processes and use of technologies. How Logisticians respond to changes in markets, business practices and the environment will also differ. Sales channels are the outlets through which goods and any ...

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Five Tips to Take your Life Sciences Supply Chain Digital FIVE TIPS TO TAKE YOUR LIFE SCIENCES SUPPLY CHAIN DIGITAL

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Dec 17, 2019

Life sciences supply chain challenges include demand and supply uncertainty. Market complexity and regulatory restrictions. Mergers and acquisitions. Pricing pressures. And the need for new life sciences supply chain capabilities driven by mass customization and faster new product introductions. Hav...

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Internet of Things (IoT) In The Supply Chain: 3 Challenges INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN: 3 CHALLENGES

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Dec 17, 2019

Everywhere you look today, it seems as though the Internet of Things is becoming an increasingly prominent part of our everyday lives. However, there are a few challenges which are preventing the supply chain from taking full advantage of the technology. If you want proof of IoT's growing adopti...

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FIVE PREDICTIONS FOR SUPPLY CHAINS IN 2020 FIVE PREDICTIONS FOR SUPPLY CHAINS IN 2020

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Dec 17, 2019

The year 2019 seemed to be the year of unpredictability, not the least of which was the seemingly ever-changing foreign trade policy of major world economies. Interestingly, it’s that same unpredictable nature of foreign trade policy that serves as a springboard for supply chain predictions fo...

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Four Ways that Technology is Remolding the Digital Supply Chain FOUR WAYS THAT TECHNOLOGY IS REMOLDING THE DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN

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Dec 16, 2019

Supply chains are a prominent cog in delivering what we need in our daily lives. Almost everything around us has passed through various links in the supply chain. Supply chain efficiency is therefore vital to keeping customers happy — and loyal. And the importance of supply chain excellence is...

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How to Close Supply Chain Security Gaps HOW TO CLOSE SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY GAPS

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Dec 16, 2019

Over the course of this year, supply chain security rose ever higher on the federal government’s list of cybersecurity concerns and with good reason. This is an era in which anything can happen with a product before it reaches a customer. The potential of parts coming from vendors who turn out...

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Supply Chain Optimization: How to Alleviate Common Pain Points SUPPLY CHAIN OPTIMIZATION: HOW TO ALLEVIATE COMMON PAIN POINTS

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Dec 16, 2019

Every supply chain has its own set of pain points. Although varied by industry and company size, these pain points often stem from inefficiencies and entropy, and are manifested as a result of either lack of attention or lack of process, both of which affect your supply chain optimization. When left...

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Your Essential Warehouse YOUR ESSENTIAL WAREHOUSE

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Dec 15, 2019

Regular maintenance of your warehouse should be a central part of the company's safety practices. Keeping your warehouse environment spic-and-span fosters a healthy workplace atmosphere, increased efficiency, and fewer accidents.

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Five ways the cloud is changing supply chain management FIVE WAYS THE CLOUD IS CHANGING SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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Dec 15, 2019

Let’s start with one of the biggest benefits to supply chain management... utilising the power of the cloud reduces a company’s operational costs! The automation of tedious back office tasks ensures that your labour force can be used to better effect elsewhere. This can be achieved throu...

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Logistics Management LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

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Dec 14, 2019

One of the Best Logistics companies in India, Dexters strength has been in delivering satisfaction to all the local and remote locations, in all the states where we work and proves to provide the best and advanced logistics and supply chain solutions for the clients by integrating innovative, cost-e...

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Procurement in the Digital Age PROCUREMENT IN THE DIGITAL AGE

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Dec 13, 2019

Jean-Jacques Laffont, a French economist, defined Procurement as "the process of finding and agreeing to terms, and acquiring goods, services, or works from an external source, often via a tendering or competitive bidding process." Even though the core concept remains the same over decades...

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Dealing with Digitization in Supply Chain Management DEALING WITH DIGITIZATION IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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Dec 13, 2019

Every company is challenged by digitization today, this also applies to the logistics industry. But facing the challenge is necessary and the opportunities that digitization presents are tremendous. To successfully master digitization you need the right software and that's exactly what Setlog pr...

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The shipping & receiving process THE SHIPPING & RECEIVING PROCESS

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Dec 12, 2019

Within the supply chain process, there is a much smaller piece of the puzzle that is arguably the most critical component in maintaining accurate inventory: The Shipping and Receiving Logistics Process. Inventory is not Initially rec.. and reported accurately during these processes

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Is a lack of supply chain collaboration at the root of food product recalls? IS A LACK OF SUPPLY CHAIN COLLABORATION AT THE ROOT OF FOOD PRODUCT RECALLS?

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Dec 12, 2019

Erica Colson, EMEA Food Sector Propositions Manager at the British Standards Institute (BSI), explores whether a lack of supply chain collaboration is the cause of food product recalls and food safety violations. More complex supply chains have resulted in an increase in food product recalls and wit...

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Logistics outsourcing: supply chain trends for 2020 LOGISTICS OUTSOURCING: SUPPLY CHAIN TRENDS FOR 2020

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Dec 12, 2019

Supply Chain Digital takes a closer look at Gartner’s logistics outsourcing trends for 2020 and why supply chain executive should priorities outsourcing. How has outsourcing changed over the years? Business Leaders no longer ask ‘should I outsource?’ instead they are asking ‘...

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Freight Exception Management: How Prioritized Exception Automation Increases Efficiency FREIGHT EXCEPTION MANAGEMENT: HOW PRIORITIZED EXCEPTION AUTOMATION INCREASES EFFICIENCY

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Dec 11, 2019

The logistics industry sways to meet demand and adjust to fluctuations. Such fluctuations range from weather to limited capacity, and shippers need to keep the influences in mind when tendering freight and planning routes or loads. Freight exception management describes when things change and affect...

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How to Manage Your Supply Chain HOW TO MANAGE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

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Dec 11, 2019

Effective produce software integrates seamlessly with your shopfloor systems to offer complete product movement visibility from farm to fork. Here's how streamlined operations should look throughout the supply chain process. Fenn Label/Package Record harvest Print PTI dates and compliant locatio...

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2020 Retail & Logistics Predictions from FLEXE 2020 RETAIL & LOGISTICS PREDICTIONS FROM FLEXE

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Dec 11, 2019

A few of FLEXE executives talk retail & logistics trends and predictions for 2020. Stores make a comeback. Brands get personal with their delivery promises. The unboxing experience gets the attention it deserves.

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Role of Artificial Intelligence in the Logistics Industry ROLE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY

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Dec 10, 2019

The process of digitization and countless technological advancements have started showing impacts on every industrial vertical, including the logistics business sector. The logistics industry business has been transformed completely by initiating the approach towards new technologies such as artific...

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HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR WAREHOUSE PRODUCTIVITY BY OPTIMISING YOUR PICKING PROCESS HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR WAREHOUSE PRODUCTIVITY BY OPTIMISING YOUR PICKING PROCESS

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Dec 10, 2019

If you’re serious about streamlining your warehouse operations, then this is a great place to start. Grocery shopping can teach you a lot about warehouse picking best practices. How? Read our article, filled with warehouse management tips, to find out more. Is your picking strategy holding you...

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Five Ways Your Warehouse Will Benefit From a Supply-Chain Audit FIVE WAYS YOUR WAREHOUSE WILL BENEFIT FROM A SUPPLY-CHAIN AUDIT

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Dec 10, 2019

From grand-scale, end-to-end supply-chain inspections to the examination of discrete warehouses tasks, audits can provide vital data for achieving multiple objectives. Audits should be a central element in any operation that thrives on efficiency, such as warehouses or supply chains. A successful au...

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How to Close the Supply Chain Skills Gap HOW TO CLOSE THE SUPPLY CHAIN SKILLS GAP

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Dec 10, 2019

Across a number of fields, Industry 4.0 the mass adoption of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, cobots and internet of things devices has rapidly changed the kinds of skills that employers are looking for. The result is a skills gap affecting multiple industries, and the supply chai...

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Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020 SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS TRENDS THAT COULD BE BIG IN 2020

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Dec 10, 2019

It’s time to start looking ahead again. Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. His observations include trends in first and last-mile logistics, and the increase in SMEs entering globa...

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Smarter an greener digital logistics SMARTER AN GREENER DIGITAL LOGISTICS

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Dec 10, 2019

Shaping the future of logistics by maximizing the use of freight capacity through our technology. More collaboration equals better utilization. The results? More efficient logistics operations and reduced emissions.

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Clarios Powers a Digital Supply Chain Transformation CLARIOS POWERS A DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSFORMATION

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Dec 09, 2019

In this video, hear how Clarios gains supply chain visibility, leverages demand sensing and drives supply chain efficiencies across multiple distribution and multi-tier manufacturing stages as part of its digital supply chain transformation.

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Chemicals supply chain CHEMICALS SUPPLY CHAIN

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Dec 09, 2019

The chemical industry has enjoyed strong and consistent performance over the last decade. The market is now being affected by new challenges, from increased global competition and changing customer requirements to disruptive new technologies while increased demand for sustainability, safety, and eff...

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What’s in store for 2020 and beyond? Six trends shaping warehouses of the future WHAT’S IN STORE FOR 2020 AND BEYOND? SIX TRENDS SHAPING WAREHOUSES OF THE FUTURE

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Dec 08, 2019

Now, moving into 2020, the warehouse is a carefully managed control centre and very often the strategic hub of e-commerce within an ever-extending supply chain. Exciting as it is to be entering a new decade, the business landscape has been transformed, with the arrival of many different challenges, ...

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How Blockchain Can Help the Logistics Industry HOW BLOCKCHAIN CAN HELP THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY

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Dec 06, 2019

India's logistics industry will be worth USD 215 billion by 2020. A significant portion of it is still dependent on manual paperwork. A large number of companies and contractors can lead to delays, lost forms or late approvals. A transparent and decentralised digital ledger system that tracks ch...

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Supply Chain Management: Advice on hiring the next generation of SCM employees SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: ADVICE ON HIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF SCM EMPLOYEES

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Dec 05, 2019

Cynthia Mejia from the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, offers insight on attracting the next generation of SCM employees.

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Benefits of EDI for 3PL’s and Logistics Service Providers BENEFITS OF EDI FOR 3PL’S AND LOGISTICS SERVICE PROVIDERS

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Dec 05, 2019

If you’re a third-party logistics provider (3PL), EDI may or may not be on your radar. Often, it’s not explored unless a trading partner has asked you to pursue it as a condition of working together. In that case, it’s often viewed as a business expense, but in truth, it&rsquo...

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LTL Freight: 6 Benefits of a TMS to Manage Less Than Truckload Shipping LTL FREIGHT: 6 BENEFITS OF A TMS TO MANAGE LESS THAN TRUCKLOAD SHIPPING

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Dec 05, 2019

Most businesses that ship freight via Less-than-Truckload or LTL freight shipping services will improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of their transportation and logistics departments with the use of an automated transportation management system (TMS). Many larger shippers, such as original ...

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An Evolutionary Approach to Supply Chain Digitalization AN EVOLUTIONARY APPROACH TO SUPPLY CHAIN DIGITALIZATION

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Dec 05, 2019

Boris Shiklo is CTO at ScienceSoft, where he is responsible for the company’s long-term technological vision and innovation strategies. Under his supervision, the company’s development team has successfully fulfilled complex projects of over 80,000 man-hours in Healthcare, Banking & ...

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Circular Supply Chains Will Shift SCOR Supply Chain Practices CIRCULAR SUPPLY CHAINS WILL SHIFT SCOR SUPPLY CHAIN PRACTICES

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Dec 04, 2019

All waste and process by-products in the world will become the raw materials and inputs needed by all the processes in the world. In turn, the maintenance, refurbishment and remanufacturing industries will dramatically increase in size and value. Then, aftermarket supply chains will become the domin...

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Corporate debt could be a challenge for supply chains CORPORATE DEBT COULD BE A CHALLENGE FOR SUPPLY CHAINS

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Dec 04, 2019

If there was a global recession only half as serious to that of 2008, forty percent of the corporate debt owed by businesses in some countries is at risk. ‘Corporate debt at risk’ is when businesses are unable to cover the interest expenses on borrowings from corporate earnings. This fig...

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What Is Guaranteed LTL Delivery In Freight Shipping? WHAT IS GUARANTEED LTL DELIVERY IN FREIGHT SHIPPING?

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Dec 03, 2019

While LTL shipping remains a very common and efficient shipping solution for many retailers and businesses, transit time is not the strongest side of LTL. Delivery time is an important concern for many shippers, and those who ship less than truckload know that it takes a bit longer to ship freight t...

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Are Drones The Future Of The Supply Chain? ARE DRONES THE FUTURE OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN?

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Dec 03, 2019

The supply chain for just about every industry is increasingly global and requires innovative solutions to emergent problems on an ongoing basis. Particularly when the end point for delivery of completed goods or services is in remote areas that are difficult or unfeasible to reach by automobile, a ...

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Three Ways IoT Can Streamline Seasonal Supply Chains THREE WAYS IOT CAN STREAMLINE SEASONAL SUPPLY CHAINS

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Dec 03, 2019

Today’s culture of instant gratification has changed consumer expectations when it comes to buying products and receiving deliveries. Shoppers expect the products they desire to be always available and delivered quickly. According to one survey, 99% of U.S. consumers say fast delivery is ...

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How Blockchain Will Be Crucial For The Supply Chain Industry And Its Ecosystem HOW BLOCKCHAIN WILL BE CRUCIAL FOR THE SUPPLY CHAIN INDUSTRY AND ITS ECOSYSTEM

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Dec 03, 2019

Historically, conversations on Blockchain focused on their application in the financial domain, primarily centred on cryptocurrencies. Recently though, organizations have started recognizing the potential of Blockchain’s system of Decentralized Ledger Technology (DLT) in other fields. Solution...

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Life Maps and Supply Planning Maps LIFE MAPS AND SUPPLY PLANNING MAPS

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Dec 02, 2019

I met Janie at college. She was dating my roommate, Fred, who was a total knucklehead. Sound familiar? Our two children are now at college. Tuition runs a bit north of $100,000 annually. Both kids are stellar students and athletes, so I’m ‘okay’ with the spending the cash. Janie ha...

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RRD Supply Chain Solutions: bridging the supply chain gap RRD SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS: BRIDGING THE SUPPLY CHAIN GAP

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Dec 02, 2019

Healthcare is in the midst of a fundamental shift as technology advancements are enabling the connectivity of mobile telecommunications with traditional elements of the industry’s supply chain. The new technological possibilities are driving exciting innovations and new paradigms in patient mo...

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Supporting Retail Logistics in the Cloud SUPPORTING RETAIL LOGISTICS IN THE CLOUD

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Dec 02, 2019

E-commerce has forever changed how consumers purchase product on a global basis. Rapid technological advances by retail giants such as Amazon, Walmart and Alibaba have forced merchandisers, wholesalers, and manufacturers to develop an omnichannel approach to stay competitive and facilitate growth. O...

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How industrial companies can digitally supercharge their supply chains HOW INDUSTRIAL COMPANIES CAN DIGITALLY SUPERCHARGE THEIR SUPPLY CHAINS

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Dec 01, 2019

In this fast-evolving world of globally integrated, dynamic and digital supply networks, businesses need to adapt to create agility and flexibility, through real time visibility of their supply chains. Industrial companies today sit on a wealth of data across their supply chains – from externa...

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What Is Supply Chain Visibility (and Why Should You Care)? WHAT IS SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY (AND WHY SHOULD YOU CARE)?

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Nov 28, 2019

As of a 2017 survey, just 6% of companies felt they had reached supply chain visibility. Elsewhere, nearly a fifth of companies listed visibility as their number one operational challenge, but more than 60% admitted that they didn’t use any technology for monitoring their supply chains. By the...

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Supply Chain Optimization With SKF USA SUPPLY CHAIN OPTIMIZATION WITH SKF USA

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Nov 28, 2019

Advanced machine monitoring technology and expert predictive analysis help Big River Steel and their distributor partner Motion Industries optimize the supply chain. See how SKF transforms inventory management and eliminates parts emergencies with Supply 4.0 solutions that benefit both the end-user ...

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4 ways to make your logistics operations greener and help save the environment 4 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR LOGISTICS OPERATIONS GREENER AND HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT

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Nov 28, 2019

In this article we’ll look at greenhouse (GHG) gas emissions in the logistics industry, and give you 4 innovative ways to lower your emissions and make your operations greener while saving the environment. Whether you’re a forwarding agent, a carrier or a trucking company dealing with in...

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Nascent Transportation Council Solicits Insight on How to Boost Emerging Modes and Technologies NASCENT TRANSPORTATION COUNCIL SOLICITS INSIGHT ON HOW TO BOOST EMERGING MODES AND TECHNOLOGIES

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Nov 27, 2019

The Transportation Department recently launched an internal deliberative body to identify and resolve issues around innovative emerging technologies that may not fit into its existing jurisdiction and regulatory structures—such as hyperloop and autonomous vehicles—and now, the agency wan...

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Supply Chains Are Going Green in These Six Ways SUPPLY CHAINS ARE GOING GREEN IN THESE SIX WAYS

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Nov 26, 2019

Sustainability concerns are springing up in countless industries. A growing number of consumers prefer businesses that are dedicated to environmentalism, and companies are striving to address their concerns while improving internal systems. Failure to embrace a comprehensive approach to the issue ca...

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Creating a Sustainable and Ethical Supply Chain CREATING A SUSTAINABLE AND ETHICAL SUPPLY CHAIN

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Nov 26, 2019

The need to transform to a more ethical supply chain has become a constant movement within the last few years.  A 2015 survey from Cone Communications found that 9 out of 10 millennials would switch brands to one associated with a more ethical cause. The Software Advice report found that, for a...

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Blockchain in Supply Chain: Is it a Match Made in Heaven? BLOCKCHAIN IN SUPPLY CHAIN: IS IT A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN?

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Nov 26, 2019

Is the Rolex watch that you are wearing original or the first copy? Are the fruits you having natural or produced using chemicals? Is your newly purchased t-shirt Versace’s or a local-market’s product? Such questions have become the norm these days. Consumers are turning out to be more u...

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10 Steps to a More Agile, Flexible Ecommerce Supply Chain 10 STEPS TO A MORE AGILE, FLEXIBLE ECOMMERCE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Nov 25, 2019

By definition, an agile ecommerce supply chain is a product distribution system focused on speed, cost savings, productivity and responsiveness and flexibility to market demands. Supply chain management (SCM) exists to improve a company’s long-term performance. Amazon is already capable of off...

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NCCoE Project Aims to Boost Supply Chain Security NCCOE PROJECT AIMS TO BOOST SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY

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Nov 25, 2019

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCoE) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are seeking comments for a new project to improve supply chain security. The Validating the Integrity of Servers and Client Devices project is an effort to “provide guidance that wi...

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How Industrial IoT Is Transforming Supply Chains HOW INDUSTRIAL IOT IS TRANSFORMING SUPPLY CHAINS

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Nov 25, 2019

Supply-chain inefficiencies are having a huge impact the world round. In the U.K. alone, they cost businesses at least US$1.9 billion annually in lost productivity. The causes of friction are numerous, and manufacturers are continually looking to employ lean management tools to eradicate them. If ma...

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Four ways blockchain will transform supply chain FOUR WAYS BLOCKCHAIN WILL TRANSFORM SUPPLY CHAIN

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Nov 24, 2019

Blockchain and its future derivatives will introduce a new standard and infrastructure to manage the new strategic resource: data. Today big, powerful companies like Amazon, Facebook and Google benefit disproportionately from data because there has been no practical way to share data’s value w...

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Blockchain for Supply Chain BLOCKCHAIN FOR SUPPLY CHAIN

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Nov 22, 2019

Treum is building a next-generation, decentralized supply chain operating system that helps businesses build trust with their customers. Using blockchain technology powered by Ethereum, Treum makes it possible to track the food we eat and the products we buy all the way back to the source bringing t...

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Off the Supply Chain: The Science of Returns OFF THE SUPPLY CHAIN: THE SCIENCE OF RETURNS

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Nov 22, 2019

With the rise of e-commerce and generous return policies, companies are experiencing higher return rates than ever before, putting reverse logistics in the spotlight. Companies must figure out how to get their product back.

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The Intelligent Enterprise for Cargo Companies THE INTELLIGENT ENTERPRISE FOR CARGO COMPANIES

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Nov 22, 2019

The vision and industry initiatives working toward what is known as the “physical Internet” started with the concept of transforming the transportation industry operating model into an open logistics system, where goods in the supply chain flow as freely and cost-effectively as data acro...

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Leading 3PL uses mobile cobots to increase throughput 3X LEADING 3PL USES MOBILE COBOTS TO INCREASE THROUGHPUT 3X

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Nov 21, 2019

Learn how ACT Fulfillment, a leading 3PL, increased its throughput 3X by implementing 10 Chuck collaborative mobile robots from 6 River Systems.

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Schubert: A digital warehouse for on-demand manufacturing SCHUBERT: A DIGITAL WAREHOUSE FOR ON-DEMAND MANUFACTURING

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Nov 21, 2019

Gerhard Schubert GmbH, a global market leader in top-loading packaging machines, is using 3D printing and a ‘digital warehouse’ to enhance their solution for customers. Ultimaker uses functional, analytical and tracking cookies. Tracking cookies enhance your experience on our website and...

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Warehousing & Logistics WAREHOUSING & LOGISTICS

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Nov 20, 2019

Greenfield know and understand that being one of the important key links early in the supply chain the contract is not complete until its been delivered on time. Doing this requires total control of customers demands, and expectations, with fast moving fluctuations on delivery schedules and last min...

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Managing Carrier Compliance With a TMS MANAGING CARRIER COMPLIANCE WITH A TMS

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Nov 20, 2019

Ensuring carrier compliance is a critical concern for shippers. Poor carrier compliance may lead to financial repercussions, blowback from consumers, delays in order fulfillment, out of stock warehouses, damaged freight and even perished freight. The legal ramifications of poor compliance are amplif...

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Odyssey Logistics – Delivering insights with ease ODYSSEY LOGISTICS – DELIVERING INSIGHTS WITH EASE

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Nov 20, 2019

Odyssey Logistic a transportation services provider uses Qlik to pull data from the National Weather Service to anticipate impact on their customers' planned shipments. This enables Odyssey Logistic to keep the supply chain moving and prevent or mitigate shipping delays.

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Supply Chain VS Procurement SUPPLY CHAIN VS PROCUREMENT

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Nov 19, 2019

In the budget battle of the year, we have Supply Chain VS Procurement. This is very interesting to the AM Transport team and Jason Doris is going to let you know why! AM Transport specializes in outsourced logistics services for manufacturers and distributors. Michale McKinney speaks to the rea...

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Manufacturing a truly digital supply chain in four steps MANUFACTURING A TRULY DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN IN FOUR STEPS

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Nov 19, 2019

Manufacturing supply chains are at a pivot point. Optimisation is moving from node to network, planning and decision frequency is changing from periodic to real-time and the supply chain itself is evolving from ‘one-size-fits-all’ to a market segment size of one. The rules of the game ar...

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Master the Supply Chain Logistics Evolution MASTER THE SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS EVOLUTION

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Nov 19, 2019

A modern era of innovation is reshaping the logistics and transportation industry, bringing about exciting proficiencies and opportunities. Although many innovations are brand new some even still in the testing phases each holds significant promise, as well as strong potential to complement and adva...

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The Future of Supply Chains THE FUTURE OF SUPPLY CHAINS

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Nov 19, 2019

Future success for supply chains relies on being purpose built to last today and into tomorrow by transforming their business models, organizational structures, and operations. The leaders will be the ones in which their supply chain is customer-centric, can operate in the ever-changing digital worl...

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Supply Chain Sustainability: The Myth That Needs to be Made Real SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY: THE MYTH THAT NEEDS TO BE MADE REAL

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Nov 19, 2019

As a businessman, I believe in the easy and unimpeded movement of goods, services, and capital; I believe that optimized, highly efficient supply chains keep products on local shelves, keep people employed, and keep consumers happy. As an engineer, I take processes apart, examine them, and improve t...

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Five Questions to Ask About Third-Party Vendors and Cybersecurity FIVE QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT THIRD-PARTY VENDORS AND CYBERSECURITY

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Nov 19, 2019

From marketing consultants and supply chain partners to accountants and IT service providers, organizations today depend on all kinds of third parties for virtually every conceivable business function. According to recent Ponemon Institute research, the unintended consequence of third-party dependen...

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5 ways to improve your logistics management 5 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

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Nov 18, 2019

Logistics refer to the detailed coordination of a complex operation that involves people, facilities and supplies. In the world of business, logistics is the practice of managing a certain flow of things between the point of origin and point of consumption in order to satisfy the needs of customers ...

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A TALE OF TWO SUPPLY CHAINS A TALE OF TWO SUPPLY CHAINS

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Nov 18, 2019

The seller's of the goods are transferred to the buyer in return for paying the purchase price to the seller. A service agreement or contract between the shipper of the goods to the ultimate consignee defines the terms as replacement/warranty goods. Flash customers maintain ownership of their go...

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UPCOMING FLUCTUATIONS IN THE U.S. TRUCKING MARKET HEADING INTO 2020 UPCOMING FLUCTUATIONS IN THE U.S. TRUCKING MARKET HEADING INTO 2020

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Nov 18, 2019

The time has come: to the chagrin of shippers, NVOCCS, and forwarders alike – although not so frowned upon by truckers – the glory days of excessively low spot truck rates are coming to an end. According to a recent article on JOC.com, the incredibly low rates experienced in mid-2019 are...

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How Automated LTL Freight Shipping Processes Creates Efficiencies HOW AUTOMATED LTL FREIGHT SHIPPING PROCESSES CREATES EFFICIENCIES

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Nov 18, 2019

Unless you still love fax-machines and booking LTL freight the old fashion way; there are some great fast-evolving ways to utilize automated LTL freight shipping processes and simplify the process. Historically, freight organizations and shipping customers had to fax or email shipping related docume...

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Getting Your Holiday ‘Stocking’ Right: Seasonality’s Impact on the Supply Chain GETTING YOUR HOLIDAY ‘STOCKING’ RIGHT: SEASONALITY’S IMPACT ON THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Nov 18, 2019

It will surprise no one to learn that the time of year with the biggest impact on supply chains is the year-end holiday season. According to Statista, buying activity during that period surpasses all other seasonal events combined. The National Retail Federation (NRF) reports that retailers rely on ...

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The Rise of the Intelligent Digital Supply Chain THE RISE OF THE INTELLIGENT DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN

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Nov 15, 2019

Many consider Henry Ford’s automotive assembly line to be the birth of the modern supply chain, which goes something like this: Suppliers provide the raw materials to manufacturers that pass on the finished products to distributors, which then provide select amounts of that product to the reta...

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Step Inside a Staples Warehouse STEP INSIDE A STAPLES WAREHOUSE

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Nov 15, 2019

Our warehouse and delivery teams are vital to our success. Working together, they deliver worklife solutions, ensuring our customers’ orders arrive on time and with the utmost level of care. This is no easy feat and it requires precision, stamina and teamwork.

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5 Megatrends That Make Supply Chains Growth Engines 5 MEGATRENDS THAT MAKE SUPPLY CHAINS GROWTH ENGINES

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Nov 15, 2019

In the world of business finance, supply chains tend to get the short end of the stick. Many CFOs simply see logistics as a cost center each link in the chain an additional expense. But the world of global trade is changing, and with these changes comes the opportunity to shift focus from lowering s...

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Cross docking in logistics CROSS DOCKING IN LOGISTICS

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Nov 14, 2019

A distribution where we do not store the goods we receive; instead, we prepare them immediately for the next shipment. It is based on a process where products are consolidated, and orders are broken down.

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Cross docking in logistics CROSS DOCKING IN LOGISTICS

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Nov 14, 2019

Globalization has forced companies to expedite their warehousing and set up processes in order to maintain their competitive advantage and the loyalty of their customers with efficient response strategies like cross docking. Cross docking is a logistics model that optimizes the supply chain by elimi...

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3 WAYS TO IMPLEMENT ECO-FRIENDLY PRACTICES IN YOUR SHIPPING STRATEGY 3 WAYS TO IMPLEMENT ECO-FRIENDLY PRACTICES IN YOUR SHIPPING STRATEGY

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Nov 14, 2019

Regardless of how green your practices are within your store or warehouse, the reality is that your shipping processes are likely having a significantly negative impact on your business’s environmental footprint. That’s why, in this article, we’re taking a closer look at 3 ways you...

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Capgemini’s Demand Planning Supply Chain Solution CAPGEMINI’S DEMAND PLANNING SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTION

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Nov 13, 2019

An overview of Capgemini’s Demand Planning supply chain solution. Capgemini’s Demand Planning solution can bring a competitive edge to your business. Bring accuracy and efficiency to your supply chain.

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Reduce interruptions Boost productivity. REDUCE INTERRUPTIONS BOOST PRODUCTIVITY.

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Nov 13, 2019

99% of workers are distracted. This is the reality for more than 5,000 office workers around the world that we surveyed this year. More than a third of them are always or very often distracted. Download our eBook to learn more about what's really distracting your teams and what you can do to hel...

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Perils of the open office PERILS OF THE OPEN OFFICE

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Nov 13, 2019

Open offices are often loud, chaotic, and full of distractions that keep your team from getting work done. That’s where we come in, with solutions that avert open office perils. Open offices are often loud, chaotic, and full of distractions that keep your team from getting work done. That&rsqu...

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How Is Logistics Technology Affecting Warehousing and Distribution? HOW IS LOGISTICS TECHNOLOGY AFFECTING WAREHOUSING AND DISTRIBUTION?

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Nov 12, 2019

Technology exists to make life easier. It also provides a potentially huge competitive advantage for companies that make the right investments. Logistics technologies are making a major impact on the productivity and competitiveness of warehousing and distribution companies. Here’s a look at h...

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Exploring the Growing Talent Gap in Supply Chain Management EXPLORING THE GROWING TALENT GAP IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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Nov 12, 2019

If you work in supply chain and logistics, you’ve probably heard a thing or two about the growing talent gap. While the trucker shortage has been a hot topic of conversation during this last year, the industry is starting to realize that the talent gap extends far past just trucking. In fact, ...

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Moving Toward a More Ethical Supply Chain MOVING TOWARD A MORE ETHICAL SUPPLY CHAIN

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Nov 12, 2019

Why are ethical practices important in supply chain management? First, there are rules and codes of conduct which govern sourcing, but increasingly consumers and business customers are demanding that the products they buy be ethically sourced. This may mean that the suppliers have fair labor practic...

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9 Warehouse Optimization Tips 9 WAREHOUSE OPTIMIZATION TIPS

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Nov 12, 2019

Managing a warehouse is never easy, but it doesn't have to be quite so challenging. Check out our tips for establishing and sustaining a world-class warehouse. You'll enjoy the benefits of optimal workflows, manageable inventories, and transparent communication and that's just the start....

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How Small Businesses Can Implement Sustainable Supply Chain Practices HOW SMALL BUSINESSES CAN IMPLEMENT SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN PRACTICES

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Nov 12, 2019

Organizations implementing sustainable supply chain practices face increased expenses associated with upfront investments. But new strategies are emerging to change that. 93% of supply chain organizations have implemented environmental initiatives. Still, more plan to do so in the next five years. U...

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Energy-Efficient Warehousing with DHL Supply Chain ENERGY-EFFICIENT WAREHOUSING WITH DHL SUPPLY CHAIN

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Nov 11, 2019

The DHL Asia Pacific Innovation Center and the DHL Supply Chain Advanced Regional Center partnered with Cleantech startup BeeBryte to work together on an innovative approach to energy efficiency that harnesses the power of IoT Sensors.

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REVIEW OF MARITIME TRANSPORT 2019 REVIEW OF MARITIME TRANSPORT 2019

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Nov 11, 2019

Global maritime trade expanded at a slower pace in 2018, while volumes reached 11 billion tons. Reflecting developments in the world economy and trade activity, international maritime trade lost momentum in 2018. Volumes expanded at 2.7 per cent in 2018, down from 4.1 per cent in 2017. The slowdown ...

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POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS

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Nov 11, 2019

It’s a well-documented trend that the rise of digital channels such as webchat, apps, FAQs, etc., has led to a change in the way contact centers handle interactions. The routine, “easy” interactions are now handled by self-service channels. Deflecting these low-value interactions h...

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Five pillars to build a supply chain talent strategy FIVE PILLARS TO BUILD A SUPPLY CHAIN TALENT STRATEGY

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Nov 11, 2019

With digital transformation and innovation disrupting supply chain planning, we take a look at Gartner's five key pillars to build a talent strategy. In order to better support digital transformation within the supply chain industry, traditional approaches to recruiting talent must go through it...

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The Element That Can Make or Break Blockchain for the Supply Chain THE ELEMENT THAT CAN MAKE OR BREAK BLOCKCHAIN FOR THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Nov 11, 2019

Everywhere you turn these days, there’s a blockchain pilot underway for the supply chain. But they’re all missing one crucial element: a single, coherent set of standards. Blockchain technology as we know it is already 11 years old, conceived as a transactional ledger in support of bitco...

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Why Logistics Companies Must Adopt Big Data and Cloud Technology WHY LOGISTICS COMPANIES MUST ADOPT BIG DATA AND CLOUD TECHNOLOGY

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Nov 11, 2019

According to a survey published by Dresner Advisory Services, over 50% of companies are using big-data analytics. A closer look reveals that the adoption rate varies significantly by industry, with financial services and telecommunications leading the way, followed by education and healthcare. But t...

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What WHAT'S THE REAL TRACTION ON BLOCKCHAIN IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN?

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Nov 10, 2019

Digital transformation of supply chain management continues through the increased adoption of digital platforms to track shipments. Blockchain, while a buzzword and an almost ethereal concept to some, is starting to make waves. According to Disruptor Daily, blockchain innovation in the supply chain ...

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Intelligent Supply Chains INTELLIGENT SUPPLY CHAINS

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Nov 07, 2019

Johnson & Johnson's Senior Director of Global Supply Chain Enterprise Planning and Innovation Neil Ackerman sits down with CXOTalk to discuss intelligent supply chains, creating accurate available-to-promise/capable-to-promise dates and how they have been able to achieve self-driving with Ae...

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Intel Used Its Supply Chain to Reshape Company Culture — and Make Millions INTEL USED ITS SUPPLY CHAIN TO RESHAPE COMPANY CULTURE — AND MAKE MILLIONS

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Nov 07, 2019

Since the dawn of “supply chain” in popular business jargon more than 15 years ago, Intel Corp. has focused on value-chain optimization as part of its core company strategy. Until recent years, this meant driving efficiency and cutting costs across thousands of suppliers and customers. T...

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PREPARING YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN FOR THE 2019 HOLIDAY SEASON PREPARING YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN FOR THE 2019 HOLIDAY SEASON

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Nov 06, 2019

It’s November, as we herald in the Holiday season retailers, fulfillment centers, and shippers around the country are preparing for the holiday season and have supply chain best practices on the brain. The National Retail Federation forecasted that holiday sales for 2019 are expected to increa...

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Choosing a Transportation Management System (TMS) CHOOSING A TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (TMS)

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Nov 05, 2019

You’ve been tasked by the senior management team to implement a TMS system. What’s the first thing you think of? Head on over to Google! Wait! This may not be the best approach. You already have a contract with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider, who is an expert in shipping, transpo...

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Optimize your hospital warehouse and logistics with smart automated solutions OPTIMIZE YOUR HOSPITAL WAREHOUSE AND LOGISTICS WITH SMART AUTOMATED SOLUTIONS

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Nov 04, 2019

Hospitals today face a real challenge regarding storage capacity and accessibility of goods. This concerns everything, from small pills, bandages, supplies, beds, and other large equipment.

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Unlock the true value of your Supply Chain: Business Success through Sustainable Supply Chain Management UNLOCK THE TRUE VALUE OF YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN: BUSINESS SUCCESS THROUGH SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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Nov 04, 2019

Is embedded sustainability a sunk cost? Is it a distraction from core business? The answer to both questions is “absolutely not” sustainable management is a necessary part of a sound management approach. Various leading companies around the world know that embedding sustainability into t...

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Overcoming Obstacles to Supply-Chain Collaboration OVERCOMING OBSTACLES TO SUPPLY-CHAIN COLLABORATION

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Nov 04, 2019

For years, the belief that the seamless, transparent, and real-time flow of communication can improve the results of supply-chain collaboration has been the holy grail of business: frequently aspired to, but seldom achieved. Yet the benefits are indeed possible, and in some cases have even been real...

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7 Online Programs For Supply Chain Management And Manufacturers 7 ONLINE PROGRAMS FOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND MANUFACTURERS

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Nov 04, 2019

The manufacturing and supply-chain industry has been going through a transformation, with concepts like IoT, additive manufacturing, and e-commerce quickly advancing the industry. With these new technologies come new skills that manufacturers and supply chain professionals need to learn. Fortunately...

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Is Blockchain a Perfect Fit for the Supply Chain? IS BLOCKCHAIN A PERFECT FIT FOR THE SUPPLY CHAIN?

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Nov 04, 2019

Is blockchain technology a natural fit for the supply chain? Or is it just “a solution looking for a problem”? That second possibility is raised, ironically, by a blockchain proponent: Ajay Chidrawar, vice president of global product management and customer success with CGS, a provider o...

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GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN RISK MANAGEMENT PART 1: DIFFERENCES IN ATTITUDES GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN RISK MANAGEMENT PART 1: DIFFERENCES IN ATTITUDES

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Nov 01, 2019

In the fall of 2009 MIT CTL conducted a global survey of supply chain risk experiences, attitudes, and risk management practices. Over 1400 supply chain professionals from 70 countries participated. The survey asked business and supply chain managers their opinions about the importance of risk preve...

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Diversifying Supply Chains Avoids Trade War Risks DIVERSIFYING SUPPLY CHAINS AVOIDS TRADE WAR RISKS

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Nov 01, 2019

On March 1, 2018 the Trump administration shocked the world by placing steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The administration cited a 1962 law that allows the President to increase tariffs on products that are considered a “national security issue,” much to the displeasure of th...

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The Digital Supply Chain: Why Modifying Supply Chain Software May Cause More Headache Than Benefits THE DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN: WHY MODIFYING SUPPLY CHAIN SOFTWARE MAY CAUSE MORE HEADACHE THAN BENEFITS

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Nov 01, 2019

The modification of a WMS has become something of a standard concept when selecting and implementing supply chain system technologies, but it may lead to increased costs when implementing or upgrading your system. According to BusinessWire, 80 percent of supply chain executives expect the digital su...

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How a TMS Can Enable Visibility Within Global Supply Chains HOW A TMS CAN ENABLE VISIBILITY WITHIN GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS

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Nov 01, 2019

The digitization of today’s world calls for an ever-increasing number of changes to the way that business is handled on a daily basis. Today’s consumers have every type of information at their fingertips with just a Google search away. As this trend continues to grow, so does the consume...

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Infosys Supply Chain Distributed Application INFOSYS SUPPLY CHAIN DISTRIBUTED APPLICATION

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Oct 31, 2019

This video shows how Infosys supply chain distributed blockchain application provides end to end visibility and tracking for inbound logistics, outbound logistics and distribution across a typical supply chain. Various stakeholders in a supply chain would benefit from a single source of information ...

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5 Scary External Factors for Supply Chains 5 SCARY EXTERNAL FACTORS FOR SUPPLY CHAINS

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Oct 31, 2019

Meeting demand for fun-sized candies and trending costumes is only one grisly scenario supply chain professionals face. One thing Halloween can teach us is having the right inventory available at the start of the season is much better than empty shelves – yet no one wants too much leftover inv...

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AN OVERVIEW OF SUPPLY CHAIN CAREER PATHS AN OVERVIEW OF SUPPLY CHAIN CAREER PATHS

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Oct 31, 2019

The career paths in supply chain management are broad and diverse. Below is a high level overview of the paths that exist to help you understand what to consider: Consider what potential industry you are most interested in, as supply chain spans most. Supply chains also differ by industry, so pay cl...

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Supply Chain Planning 2025 SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING 2025

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Oct 29, 2019

Our client switched to a Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) model: Here, the suppliers keep track of stock levels on behalf of their customers. They now replenish the containers at their own discretion while guaranteeing the availability of the construction material at all times. To this end, the c...

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Digital Transformation of your Supply Chain Network in the Age of AI DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK IN THE AGE OF AI

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Oct 29, 2019

There is a riddle I asked my kids when they were little. Although there are multiple variations of this riddle such as two paths, two doors, two houses, two guards, or two sisters, the idea is always the same. Finding the right path! At first, it looks like you have a 50% chance of survival or a cer...

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Where do Robots Fit in Tomorrow WHERE DO ROBOTS FIT IN TOMORROW'S SUPPLY CHAIN?

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Oct 28, 2019

Honeywell recently announced the opening of its new advanced technology center of excellence, Honeywell Robotics. Located in Pittsburgh, the new center is focused on innovating and developing artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision and advanced robotics for use across supply chain...

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The Importance of Freight Carrier Invoice Auditing THE IMPORTANCE OF FREIGHT CARRIER INVOICE AUDITING

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Oct 28, 2019

Freight carrier invoice auditing is a term that shippers understand and have applied in the past. Its definition is simple; identify problems in billing and reverse applicable charges. Unfortunately, the rate of billing errors in carrier invoices is significant, notes David Biederman of the Journal ...

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BEST PRACTICE TIPS TO SECURE TRUCKLOAD CAPACITY BEST PRACTICE TIPS TO SECURE TRUCKLOAD CAPACITY

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Oct 28, 2019

Peak Season kicks off in October and lasts through the holiday shopping season. Carriers know that this time of year offers a heavy and steady flow of freight loads to move. During peak months, there is a significant surge in the loads available. At Taylor Logistics, we do everything we can to make ...

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Supply-Chain Planning and Execution Work Better Together SUPPLY-CHAIN PLANNING AND EXECUTION WORK BETTER TOGETHER

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Oct 28, 2019

The pace of change within global supply chains continues to accelerate. It’s driven by ever-growing customer expectations, making weekly, monthly and yearly periodic planning processes insufficient. Business leaders are confronted with a new normal: the reality of ever faster-moving markets an...

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3 reasons why the freight forwarding industry will not experience a big disruption from technology 3 REASONS WHY THE FREIGHT FORWARDING INDUSTRY WILL NOT EXPERIENCE A BIG DISRUPTION FROM TECHNOLOGY

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Oct 28, 2019

When I first started doing LCL Consol Boxes, we were using Microsoft Word documents and conducted 100 calls with everyone involved for shipping just one container with ten shippers. Additionally, we had physical drawings of a shipping plan. Today, all of this information can be transmitted electroni...

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What Are White Glove Services in Transportation Management WHAT ARE WHITE GLOVE SERVICES IN TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

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Oct 25, 2019

the term, white glove service, and transportation management sounds a bit odd in an industry dedicated to getting packages to consumers at the cheapest costs possible. While major carriers, like UPS, tend to drop the package off at a client’s doorstep, often without any notification or knock, ...

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DIGITAL MARKETING IN THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY DIGITAL MARKETING IN THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY

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Oct 25, 2019

As in all areas of life, technology has added marketing to its reservoir and has been able to carry marketing to the digital environment. The concept of innovation plays an important role in shaping a completely new idea and service and adapting it to changing market conditions through the revision ...

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Oracle Partners on the Future of SCM ORACLE PARTNERS ON THE FUTURE OF SCM

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Oct 25, 2019

Accelalpha brings deep industry expertise and niche skills to deliver results with speed and precision. With more than a decade of consulting and implementation experience across niche domains, we strive to improve efficiency of business processes and enable businesses to realize competitive advanta...

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Three Good Arguments for a Flexible Supply Chain THREE GOOD ARGUMENTS FOR A FLEXIBLE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Oct 25, 2019

Supply-chain management is a significant area of business that, when done well, can make all processes run much more smoothly. The problem with many companies’ efforts is that they stick too rigidly to a system of operation that they’ve been committed to for years. This isn’t to sa...

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Why Warehouse Automation Matters: 7 Hidden Cost Leaks of Outdated Manual Processes WHY WAREHOUSE AUTOMATION MATTERS: 7 HIDDEN COST LEAKS OF OUTDATED MANUAL PROCESSES

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Oct 24, 2019

The digital revolution has utterly transformed the supply chain management, unlocking new levels of control, visibility, efficiency and performance. In order to beat competitors and serve customers, more and more companies are adopting cutting-edge warehouse automation technologies to digitize their...

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Innovations in Inflatable Dunnage Bag Design Dramatically Reduce Damage Rates of Freight Shipments INNOVATIONS IN INFLATABLE DUNNAGE BAG DESIGN DRAMATICALLY REDUCE DAMAGE RATES OF FREIGHT SHIPMENTS

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Oct 24, 2019

North American supply chains for manufactured goods depend heavily on trucking. In fact, 72% of all shipments in the United States travel on truck trailers. And according to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation, trucking was the #1 mode of transport for shipments of freight between the ...

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7 Warehouse Updates to Optimize Your Operation 7 WAREHOUSE UPDATES TO OPTIMIZE YOUR OPERATION

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Oct 24, 2019

Maximizing efficiency is one of the best ways to reach your production and financial goals in the warehouse industry. Companies of all shapes and sizes are looking for the next tip or trick that will save them valuable time and money, while still helping them perform to the highest level. If you&rsq...

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New Tech May Be Eroding Trust in the Freight Industry NEW TECH MAY BE ERODING TRUST IN THE FREIGHT INDUSTRY

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Oct 24, 2019

Whatever you call it, things aren’t looking good in the freight industry, where companies shutting down is now a daily event rather than something that only happens a few times a year. In fact, while the rest of the country is just now ringing alarm bells, truckers, shippers, and carriers have...

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BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE

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Oct 23, 2019

If you’re like me, one of the first things you do when you leave the house in the morning is put on your headset. I may be joining a meeting, calling a friend, getting coffee – sometimes all three – before I even set foot in the office. When I get to work, I’m collaborating w...

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Discover Honeywell Connected Logistics Journey DISCOVER HONEYWELL CONNECTED LOGISTICS JOURNEY

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Oct 23, 2019

Take a tour through Honeywell’s future proof solutions for transportation and logistics, from point A to point Z and all points in between. Honeywell offers end to end supply chain capability, for increased process efficiency, data accuracy and asset management.

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SAP Logistics Business Network SAP LOGISTICS BUSINESS NETWORK

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Oct 23, 2019

SAP is launching SAP Logistics Business Network, material traceability option – a blockchain application that allows food companies to trace multi-ingredient products across company boundaries and from farm to consumer.

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WHY YOU NEED TO INVEST IN AN INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT WHY YOU NEED TO INVEST IN AN INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT

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Oct 23, 2019

Many large companies today rely solely on the efficiency of an inventory management system for daily operations, supply chain management, and stock control. The application of inventory management solutions is vast and is suited to commercial and corporate businesses that provide products and servic...

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POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS

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Oct 22, 2019

It seems like every photo shown of a business in action these days features a bunch of people in a huddle room, looking productive – just like our own Poly beauty shot below. But the technology that is IN the room really matters most to the people who are joining remotely – the people NO...

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FOUR WAYS TO IMPROVE WAREHOUSE RACK SAFETY FOUR WAYS TO IMPROVE WAREHOUSE RACK SAFETY

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Oct 22, 2019

Much like people, warehouse racks are not invincible. Factors such as overloading, poor design and installation errors can all lead to rack failure. However, impacts from mobile equipment are one of the leading causes of damage and racking collapses. If large machinery bumps your racking, there&rsqu...

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8 Supply Chain Strategies to Improve Your Ecommerce Business 8 SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE YOUR ECOMMERCE BUSINESS

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Oct 22, 2019

Many ecommerce fulfillment centers spend much of their time implementing reactive tactics without ever thinking through the strategy of what they’re trying to achieve. The terms “tactics” and “strategy” are often confused and incorrectly used interchangeably. Strategy d...

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Shaping the Future of Supply Chain with Software SHAPING THE FUTURE OF SUPPLY CHAIN WITH SOFTWARE

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Oct 21, 2019

Listen as Honeywell CTO Suresh Venkatarayalu talks about the transformation of Honeywell’s Safety and Productivity Solutions business driven by advances in our software offering, and the critical role that software will play in our evolution.

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Supply chain transformation challenges SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGES

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Oct 21, 2019

Supply chains are being pushed to meet growing customer demands, but there are big challenges to overcome. Supply chain experts from Zalando, Novartis, and Genpact share advice on how to tackle them.

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Trends Driving Strategic Freight Management and How to Be Prepared TRENDS DRIVING STRATEGIC FREIGHT MANAGEMENT AND HOW TO BE PREPARED

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Oct 21, 2019

Shippers have grown accustomed to the changing demands of the industry. Today’s consumers expect faster, free shipping, and they are unwilling to listen to any reason why a shipment was delayed. Combined with the uncertainty in the market and tight capacity, as reported by John Schulz of Logis...

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Green Logistics – How To Make Your Transports (Environmentally) Efficient GREEN LOGISTICS – HOW TO MAKE YOUR TRANSPORTS (ENVIRONMENTALLY) EFFICIENT

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Oct 21, 2019

It is a well-known fact that environmental protection starts on an individual level. Nevertheless, we often find it difficult to actually implement simple routines that benefit our environment in everyday life. Whether it’s sloppy waste disposal, printed notes or a drive to a nearby supermarke...

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MALCOM MCLEAN: A TALE OF THE SHIPPING CONTAINER MALCOM MCLEAN: A TALE OF THE SHIPPING CONTAINER

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Oct 18, 2019

Amphoras were used for the transportation of wine and other food stuff between 1500 BC and 500 BC by both the ancient Greeks and the Roman Empire in the Mediterranean region. In the modern world, amphoras were replaced with steel boxes, which we call containers. The reason why containers take a vita...

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4 reasons to thank your supply chain professional 4 REASONS TO THANK YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSIONAL

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Oct 18, 2019

Take a moment to celebrate the many hardworking professionals strengthening our healthcare supply chain. Here are a few reasons to thank them: They wear many hats: Supply chain professionals take on numerous roles. They deliver lifesaving products, drive operational excellence, implement innovative ...

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Building a sustainable supply chain in uncertain times BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

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Oct 18, 2019

We are living in uncertain times and for many large enterprises, building efficient, sustainable supply chains that deliver value quickly to customers and shareholders is becoming increasingly challenging. Customers are getting more demanding. Often today, they expect next-day or even same-day deliv...

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Mitigating Warehouse Management Challenges with a 3PL MITIGATING WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES WITH A 3PL

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Oct 16, 2019

Keeping up with any technology is challenging and this is especially true for the warehouse management systems that keep your single warehouse or network of fulfillment centers running efficiently to service your brand. Proactively understanding the challenges that can accompany this process can sav...

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The State of the Tactical Freight Market and What You Need to Know About It THE STATE OF THE TACTICAL FREIGHT MARKET AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT

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Oct 16, 2019

The current freight market continues to ramp up in anticipation of the most active returns season of the year. The strong demand for more freight continues to grow, and consumers have divine expectations for the performance of supply chains. There was a time when tactical freight management referred...

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Toward greener supply chains: A critical assessment of a multimodal, multinational freight supply chain of a Fortune 50 retailer TOWARD GREENER SUPPLY CHAINS: A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF A MULTIMODAL, MULTINATIONAL FREIGHT SUPPLY CHAIN OF A FORTUNE 50 RETAILER

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Oct 16, 2019

Global trade has increased significantly in recent decades, and some forecasters expect goods movement activity to triple or quadruple within the next few decades. All modes of freight transportation rely almost entirely on fossil fuels, and carbon emissions from marine transport have grown even fas...

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5 Elements of a Successful Supply Chain Provenance Strategy 5 ELEMENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL SUPPLY CHAIN PROVENANCE STRATEGY

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Oct 16, 2019

Advances in digital commerce and international logistics have transformed our supply chains. But while today’s global marketplaces have created many exciting opportunities, they have also allowed counterfeit products to reach epidemic proportions around the world. Today, we’re starting t...

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The Real ID Transition: Everything You Need to Know THE REAL ID TRANSITION: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Oct 15, 2019

By October 2020, all domestic travelers planning to use a driver’s license for ID will need to update to the new, most secure option. Getting the new ‘Real ID’ requires some extra steps and further documents, so it’s probably a smart idea to start getting your ducks in a row ...

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Increasing connectivity, collaboration, and visibility across supply chains INCREASING CONNECTIVITY, COLLABORATION, AND VISIBILITY ACROSS SUPPLY CHAINS

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Oct 15, 2019

Lightwell's Chris Halvorson explores the supply chain challenges many companies are facing today and how they are leveraging technology to overcome them.  He shares how we are helping them increase customer satisfaction, accelerate digital transformation, improve collaboration with partners...

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THE FUTURE OF WAREHOUSING THE FUTURE OF WAREHOUSING

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Oct 15, 2019

By 2020, robots will be operating independently in warehouses. by 2030, warehouses will be part of an initiative to achieve zero net energy. Net-zero building is one that gammas much energy as it uses within a year, to become net-zero, a project will have to generate 100% of its energy on-site throu...

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Supply Chain Transformation – The Need for Speed SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSFORMATION – THE NEED FOR SPEED

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Oct 15, 2019

The amount of change in supply chain management practices since I first became a practitioner more than 25 years ago is eye watering. Today supply chain practitioners operate in a world of ever increasing complexity, data is doubling every 18 months and there’s a wealth of knowledge in social ...

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Putting an End to Supply-Chain Payment Kinks With Automation PUTTING AN END TO SUPPLY-CHAIN PAYMENT KINKS WITH AUTOMATION

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Oct 15, 2019

A world without supply chains would look nothing like the one we know today. But a world without streamlined payments throughout that supply chain is just the world we live in. There’s an all-too-common disconnect between highly automated, efficient supplier streams and the very manual, paper-...

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SUSTAINABLE FUELS FOR LOGISTICS SUSTAINABLE FUELS FOR LOGISTICS

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Oct 14, 2019

Even in this digitally connected age, logistics still relies on a physical network to get transports from A to B. That network forms the backbone of global trade that drives prosperity around the world. As the leading company in our industry, we at Deutsche Post DHL Group are proud of the work we do...

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Building a corporate travel policy. BUILDING A CORPORATE TRAVEL POLICY.

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Oct 14, 2019

A corporate travel policy is a tool designed to help both employees and company executives make effective decisions. It explains what you expect from traveling employees and what they can expect in return. Some types of corporate policies are simple. For example, your company allows X number of sick...

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Coal blending and logistics optimization COAL BLENDING AND LOGISTICS OPTIMIZATION

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Oct 14, 2019

Ben Campell, Coal Chain Operations Manager at Glencore  explains why the Supply Chain Planning and Optimization (SCP&O) solution from DELMIA Quintiq was selected in order to improve the planning of Glencore coal blending operations and mine-to-port logistics.

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5 Keys to Running a Synchronized Supply Chain 5 KEYS TO RUNNING A SYNCHRONIZED SUPPLY CHAIN

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Oct 14, 2019

Consumers expect nothing less than perfect order fulfillment: the right products delivered to the right place, right now, in perfect condition, at the lowest price. Failing to meet perfect order fulfillment can lead to catastrophic costs for your business.

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WILL TECHNOLOGY TAKE OVER THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY AND REPLACE THE HUMAN ELEMENT IN THE NEAR FUTURE? WILL TECHNOLOGY TAKE OVER THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY AND REPLACE THE HUMAN ELEMENT IN THE NEAR FUTURE?

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Oct 14, 2019

Technology helps to improve efficiency, service quality, and streamline process. Technology is a very essential element for all supply chains. Many shippers rely on company resource planning, storage and warehousing management, fleet management and transportation management software to keep up with ...

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What Is Tactical Freight Management and it’s Role in Logistics Planning? WHAT IS TACTICAL FREIGHT MANAGEMENT AND IT’S ROLE IN LOGISTICS PLANNING?

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Oct 14, 2019

With advancing demands of consumers and the steady growth of e-commerce, shippers and carriers are working to build better relationships and optimize operations. Unfortunately, the modern supply chain remains brittle, subject to the slightest of changes that could spell its doom. While that paints a...

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Measuring the True ROI of Marketing Events MEASURING THE TRUE ROI OF MARKETING EVENTS

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Oct 13, 2019

When measuring the ROI of a marketing event, most companies look only at the exhibition cost. But in order to get a true understanding of the investment and the value it’s provided, you also need to look at the travel and expense spending for everyone attending from your company. Unfortunately...

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How to Manage Travel Costs with an Affordable Business Travel Agency HOW TO MANAGE TRAVEL COSTS WITH AN AFFORDABLE BUSINESS TRAVEL AGENCY

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Oct 13, 2019

Well, your company might be more inclined to tackle corporate travel management if you knew how much time and money growing companies are already saving using more efficient travel management solutions. The upfront cost of outsourcing business travel management can actually end up helping you save h...

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Off the Supply Chain: Sustainability OFF THE SUPPLY CHAIN: SUSTAINABILITY

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Oct 11, 2019

Global supply chains are becoming more complex as consumer demand increases. The greater need for products, ingredients and raw materials directly translates into increased environmental impacts.

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Supply Chain Automation Is the Cornerstone of Supply Chain Success SUPPLY CHAIN AUTOMATION IS THE CORNERSTONE OF SUPPLY CHAIN SUCCESS

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Oct 11, 2019

Supply chain management evolves, and supply chain leaders have a grand opportunity to leverage supply chain automation and drive success. However, many leaders approach automation with a poor understanding of its capabilities, not to mention potential risks during implementation. To put the real pow...

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Traditional Warehousing Is Slowing Supply-Chain Evolution TRADITIONAL WAREHOUSING IS SLOWING SUPPLY-CHAIN EVOLUTION

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Oct 11, 2019

The days of static supply chains, both globally and locally, are long gone. Enterprises now must deal with an immense level of complexity and volatility, with continual change being the new normal. Organizations today have to grapple with faster product release cycles; shorter product lifecycles; om...

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Robotics Drives Supply Chain Profits ROBOTICS DRIVES SUPPLY CHAIN PROFITS

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Oct 10, 2019

Supply chain companies are beginning to use robotics to boost warehouse efficiency and drive profits thanks to new automated technologies. High-res cameras, pressure sensors, navigation lasers, and acoustic warning indicators allow automated devices to navigate warehouses efficiently and autonomousl...

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UNPARALLELED WMS CAPABILITIES THAT IMPROVE MODERN WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS UNPARALLELED WMS CAPABILITIES THAT IMPROVE MODERN WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS

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Oct 10, 2019

For more than 20 years, Taylor Logistics successfully managed its food-grade warehouse operations using an AS/400 based management system. Although reliable and sturdy, it wasn’t well suited for the fast-paced changes that were affecting the logistics industry. More specifically, it wasn&rsquo...

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LTL Freight Shipments Are on the Rise…And Here’s Why LTL FREIGHT SHIPMENTS ARE ON THE RISE…AND HERE’S WHY

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Oct 10, 2019

Regardless of the current political climate, e-commerce expansion continues, and the global supply chain has grown more interdependent than ever. Shippers need to understand why LTL freight shipments spikes will affect their operations and how the right partner can mean the difference between succes...

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Artificial Intelligence and the Supply Chain Disruptor ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTOR

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Oct 09, 2019

Can you see the minute changes that influence your supply chain every day?  Even the most successful companies that spend time caring for their supply chain may miss the subtle clues of change that can snowball into something big if not reviewing and optimizing your network on a weekly or daily...

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IBM Sterling Supply Chain Suite for IT & Developers IBM STERLING SUPPLY CHAIN SUITE FOR IT & DEVELOPERS

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Oct 08, 2019

The IBM Sterling Supply Chain Suite is an open, integrated platform with embedded AI and blockchain that easily connects to your supplier and customer ecosystem. It helps you address persistent supply challenges by providing end-to-end visibility, real-time insights and recommended actions to turn d...

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Lola.com - Profanity Free Travel Management LOLA.COM - PROFANITY FREE TRAVEL MANAGEMENT

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Oct 08, 2019

Lola.com helps you stop wasting time and start saving money when managing corporate travel. Keep travelers happy with guidelines that both managers and employees love, and get full visibility into your team's travel spend, so you always know where your money is going.

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Introducing the IBM Sterling Supply Chain Suite INTRODUCING THE IBM STERLING SUPPLY CHAIN SUITE

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Oct 08, 2019

The IBM Sterling Supply Chain Suite is an open, integrated platform with embedded AI and blockchain that easily connects to your supplier and customer ecosystem. It helps you address persistent supply challenges by providing end-to-end visibility, real-time insights and recommended actions to turn d...

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Five Steps to Successful Supply Chain Planning FIVE STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING

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Oct 08, 2019

In the age of expanding global supply chains and developing supply networks, effective, data-driven supply chain planning is more critical than ever. Sometimes detailed supply chain planning may not seem like a compelling time investment because forecasts can be inaccurate and plans can go awry. But...

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THIRD-PARTY LOGISTICS COMPANIES VS. FREIGHT FORWARDERS: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEM THIRD-PARTY LOGISTICS COMPANIES VS. FREIGHT FORWARDERS: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEM

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Oct 07, 2019

Basically, third-party logistics (3PL) companies are outsourced service providers that cover all or a part of a company’s logistics activities in logistics and supply chain management. These service providers typically specialize in multi operations such as warehousing and transportation servi...

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Brave New World: How Blockchain Is Transforming the Healthcare Supply Chain BRAVE NEW WORLD: HOW BLOCKCHAIN IS TRANSFORMING THE HEALTHCARE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Oct 07, 2019

Today’s transformational technologies are improving how healthcare and life sciences organizations provide the most affordable care and best wellness services to the people and communities they serve. One of these transformational technologies, blockchain, will be on full display during the 17...

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Building Resilient Supply Chains Across a Volatile Business Landscape BUILDING RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAINS ACROSS A VOLATILE BUSINESS LANDSCAPE

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Oct 07, 2019

The 2019 edition of DHL’s Resilience360 report projected that this year, businesses should prepare for at least four major hurricanes across the Americas and 10 typhoons in East Asia. In addition to Hurricane Dorian’s very recent assault on the Bahamas and the U.S. East Coast, one needs ...

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Impacting the supply chain talent pipeline by expanding academic outreach IMPACTING THE SUPPLY CHAIN TALENT PIPELINE BY EXPANDING ACADEMIC OUTREACH

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Oct 03, 2019

Talent is top of mind for most executives as fuel for the future but it is approaching a crisis in the supply chain world. For the past four years, hiring qualified supply chain workers has been cited as the biggest company challenge in the annual survey conducted by MHI and Deloitte Consulting. As ...

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The Drones are Here: 4 Game-Changing Uses for UAVs THE DRONES ARE HERE: 4 GAME-CHANGING USES FOR UAVS

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Oct 03, 2019

The near future has potential for vastly different global supply chains, and UAVs are already changing the game for many lives and organizations. We are LLamasoft and we help the world’s top organizations like the World Economic Forum, General Motors, JD Logistics, and Zipline handle complex s...

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HOW TO EXPAND AND STREAMLINE YOUR SHIPPING CAPABILITY TO FULFILL GREATER E-COMMERCE DEMAND HOW TO EXPAND AND STREAMLINE YOUR SHIPPING CAPABILITY TO FULFILL GREATER E-COMMERCE DEMAND

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Oct 01, 2019

With the growth and expansion of small e-commerce businesses comes a necessary reconsideration of shipping logistics and capability to fulfill a surge in order quantities – but this can often be easier said than done. That’s why today, our friends over at Action Storage are offering up s...

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INTERNET OF THINGS IN LOGISTICS INTERNET OF THINGS IN LOGISTICS

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Oct 01, 2019

2020 is in just a few short months. It’s the year that Gartner predicted that more than 50% of major business processes will incorporate some form of the Internet of Things (IoT). Logistics companies are upon some of these major businesses. Though often disregarded, the application of IoT in s...

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Warehousing and Fulfillment Services Powered by R+L Global Logistics WAREHOUSING AND FULFILLMENT SERVICES POWERED BY R+L GLOBAL LOGISTICS

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Oct 01, 2019

Located nationwide near port cities, airports and major distribution corridors, R+L Carriers' warehousing services are powered by R+L Global Logistics. Our services include warehousing and distribution, kitting and assembly, trans-load, and cross-dock, order fulfillment and management, EDI and s...

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How Blockchain Will Help Create the Supply Chain of the Future HOW BLOCKCHAIN WILL HELP CREATE THE SUPPLY CHAIN OF THE FUTURE

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Oct 01, 2019

One of the challenges we've had in supply chain management for decades is getting everybody together up and down a particular supply chain. If you take a very simple system, a relatively confined ecosystem, you would think it would be pretty straightforward for everybody to know who all the play...

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Digital Transformation in Supply Chain Planning: On Pace or at Risk? DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING: ON PACE OR AT RISK?

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Sep 30, 2019

How are supply chain planning leaders formulating their digital strategies for 2020? 200 supply chain leaders responded. 89% Cited volatile demand and unpredictable customers as a supply chain planning challenge.

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Inclusive Deployment of Blockchain for Supply Chains INCLUSIVE DEPLOYMENT OF BLOCKCHAIN FOR SUPPLY CHAINS

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Sep 30, 2019

The deployment of blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies in supply chains offers considerable advantages. Nevertheless, their deployment and implementation can raise concerns about how best to both meet data protection laws and protect commercially sensitive data.1 Supply chain actors ...

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Off the Supply Chain: Automation Nation OFF THE SUPPLY CHAIN: AUTOMATION NATION

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Sep 30, 2019

On this week’s episode, we are talking about the way work as we know it is shifting rapidly. Automation, artificial intelligence, and emerging technologies are changing the way we work and the work we do. Technology promises to boost economic growth, create new ways to make money, and unleash ...

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Is difficulty finding the right supply chain talent holding your business back? IS DIFFICULTY FINDING THE RIGHT SUPPLY CHAIN TALENT HOLDING YOUR BUSINESS BACK?

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Sep 30, 2019

The evolution of the modern supply chain requires firms to build teams with the right mix of talent to navigate through the changing global landscape. What is your business doing to attract and retain the best talent? In PwC's 2014 CEO Survey, 93% of participants said they recognise the need to ...

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How Does Supply Chain Finance Work HOW DOES SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE WORK

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Sep 30, 2019

The Asia growth story continues to unfold, with the region on track to top 50% of global GDP by 2040. Forward-thinking companies, and their treasury teams, are positioning themselves now for Asia’s next chapter. In the second part of our treasury insights video series, we discover how the supp...

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Revolutionizing Today’s Supply Chain with Tomorrow’s Intelligent Automation REVOLUTIONIZING TODAY’S SUPPLY CHAIN WITH TOMORROW’S INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION

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Sep 29, 2019

Supply chains have undergone a massive transformation in the last few years with a steady injection of new-age technologies. Creating a completely digitized supply chain is no longer a dream and organizations are taking small steps by implementing structured workflow automation to streamline day-to-...

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Why Your 3PL Should Come With An Enterprise Quality Management System WHY YOUR 3PL SHOULD COME WITH AN ENTERPRISE QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Sep 27, 2019

Quality has long been a requirement of consumers. Everyone wants to buy goods and services that meet or exceed company promises. The manufacturing and clinical industries have traditionally operated with structured processes in place to enhance the quality of their products. Likewise, service provid...

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Four Reasons Why Supply-Chain Managers Need Location Technology FOUR REASONS WHY SUPPLY-CHAIN MANAGERS NEED LOCATION TECHNOLOGY

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Sep 26, 2019

Detailed location technology can have a significant impact on the efficiency and effectiveness of supply chains. Here are four ways in which the technology can prove critical to business operations. Streamlined delivery. Logistics and supply-chain professionals need to move goods from distribution h...

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How to Drive Growth with SCM Solutions HOW TO DRIVE GROWTH WITH SCM SOLUTIONS

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Sep 26, 2019

Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with Kevin Barry, founder and COO of Second Nature, a home wellness company that offers an air filter subscription service to help homeowners stay on top of their ongoing maintenance needs. Second Nature plans to expand their offering with refrigerator wa...

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4 ways your brand can take back complete control of its supply chain 4 WAYS YOUR BRAND CAN TAKE BACK COMPLETE CONTROL OF ITS SUPPLY CHAIN

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Sep 26, 2019

The days of producing a product in one place are pretty much gone. If your product is even slightly complex, you’re probably sourcing supplies from a few different suppliers. And they may be sourcing from other suppliers still. These tiers of suppliers (tier one and tier two) are where most of...

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CYBERSECURITY CONCERNS WITHIN THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY CYBERSECURITY CONCERNS WITHIN THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY

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Sep 25, 2019

In June 2017, a ransomware attack on shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk created a global cascade effect, causing the Ports of New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, Mumbai and nearly 80 other ports and terminals worldwide to experience either a complete shutdown or significant delays. Two years later, ...

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How robotics enhance the performance of your logistics? HOW ROBOTICS ENHANCE THE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR LOGISTICS?

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Sep 25, 2019

With the number of robotics in warehouses expected to increase to four million by 2025 it raises questions concerning what they are and what they can do.

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The Road to Warehouse Modernisation THE ROAD TO WAREHOUSE MODERNISATION

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Sep 25, 2019

As the volume and velocity of e-commerce continues to increase, warehouse operations are revamping their fulfillment strategies. See how you stack up against your peers.

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How a New Lease-Accounting Standard Will Impact Transportation and Logistics HOW A NEW LEASE-ACCOUNTING STANDARD WILL IMPACT TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS

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Sep 25, 2019

The Financial Accounting Standards Board’s new lease-accounting standard, ASC 842, went into effect for public transportation and logistics companies last year. FASB recently proposed extending the deadline for private companies for one year to annual periods beginning after December 15, 2020,...

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The data-driven supply chain THE DATA-DRIVEN SUPPLY CHAIN

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Sep 25, 2019

Technological advances are transforming the world of supply chain management, making data easier to collect, interpret and share. As a result, we are about to see the emergence of supply chains where data from every web search, transaction and movement of stock, trucks, team members and customers wi...

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In supply chain we must trust IN SUPPLY CHAIN WE MUST TRUST

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Sep 25, 2019

In an interconnected world, a business is only as strong as the weakest link in its supply chain. Or, put another way, it’s only as strong as the weakest link in its supply network. The key ingredient in those partnerships is trust, which is a “must have” factor for intra and inter...

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How Smart Use of Service Supply Chain Can Recession-Proof your Business HOW SMART USE OF SERVICE SUPPLY CHAIN CAN RECESSION-PROOF YOUR BUSINESS

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Sep 25, 2019

There's a global economic downturn coming. There’s always a downturn coming, of course. The questions are how soon it will come and how severe it will be. But the more important question may be: How do you make sure you retain profitability while protecting your brand reputation and mainta...

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Predictability Is the Key to Supply Chain Sustainability PREDICTABILITY IS THE KEY TO SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY

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Sep 25, 2019

Supply chain predictability remains a holy grail of sorts to manufacturing operations it is something many organizations aspire to but few actually achieve. Companies that aim to make this dream a reality understand the stakes: As rising consumer expectations and omnichannel distribution networks co...

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Automate and streamline your supply chain with Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management AUTOMATE AND STREAMLINE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN WITH DYNAMICS 365 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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Sep 23, 2019

Modernize your supply chain with advanced warehouse and inventory management to improve fulfillment, material sourcing, and logistics. Discover how Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management can modernize business logistics, deliver proactive customer responses, and unify processes from sales to...

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Final Mile Technology: What Tools Do Freight Shippers Need? FINAL MILE TECHNOLOGY: WHAT TOOLS DO FREIGHT SHIPPERS NEED?

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Sep 23, 2019

How often do you really think about final mile technology? The chances are good that the final mile is often an afterthought, but the likes of Amazon, Walmart, and Target are changing the narrative. As explained by Supply Chain 24/7, technological development has changed the way supply chains operat...

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7 Quick Tips for Establishing a Logistics Sourcing Strategy 7 QUICK TIPS FOR ESTABLISHING A LOGISTICS SOURCING STRATEGY

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Sep 20, 2019

Integrating systems and infrastructure to support the movement of materials from one place to another can be complicated. Companies continuously need to innovate in the logistics space while continuing to deliver value to their customers and the business. Outsourcing to a skilled logistics partner c...

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Key Characteristics of a Good Supply Chain Planning Process KEY CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING PROCESS

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Sep 20, 2019

Planning processes drive many key activities in supply chain, whether we’re talking about demand forecasting, production scheduling, etc. But is your process effective? Based on my experience, here are five key characteristics of a good planning process: It is consistent and repeatable. Supply...

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Global Supply Chains at Risk of Recession? GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS AT RISK OF RECESSION?

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Sep 20, 2019

August saw another intensification of the trade conflict between the United States and China. Then, in mid-September, the attack on Saudi Arabian oil production facilities resulted in an oil price spike. Both are bad news for the global supply chain managers coming at a time when the world’s e...

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FOUR SEASONS OF FREIGHT FOUR SEASONS OF FREIGHT

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Sep 19, 2019

It’s no secret that the transportation industry is heavily dependent on supply and demand. Every year holds uncertainty from consumer trends to the ups and downs of the market; however, there is always a forecasted plan for the seasons of freight. Like fall, winter, sporing, and summer, the tr...

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A LOOK AT THE SUPPLY CHAIN A LOOK AT THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Sep 18, 2019

Supply chains involve the movement of products, information, and money. Products flow from supply nodes to demand nodes, while money usually follows the reverse direction. Supply nodes: They generally include raw material providers, suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors.

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Is there a real shortage of talent for supply chains? IS THERE A REAL SHORTAGE OF TALENT FOR SUPPLY CHAINS?

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Sep 18, 2019

Recently, there have been articles concerning the available talent for supply chains both the desired skills and decreasing availability of people with the skill set for particular roles. But this is not new; the situation has existed for some years and is likely to continue, because little has...

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7 Supply Chain Risk Management Strategies 7 SUPPLY CHAIN RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

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Sep 18, 2019

The supply chain is the gas that makes the retail motor run. Without it, you have no product to sell, no inventory to stock, and no revenue to earn. In the world of retail there are always incidences that disrupt the supply chain, throwing all operations out of whack and leaving retailers to scrambl...

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5 Tips for Efficient Supply Chain Management 5 TIPS FOR EFFICIENT SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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Sep 17, 2019

Supply Chain Management involves the flow of goods and services in an efficient manner. It encompasses all the steps involved in procuring raw materials through to the finished goods, in a way that is streamlined and provides value to the customer. As any successful business owner will tell you, SCM...

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Procurement PROCUREMENT'S ROLE IN AVOIDING SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTIONS

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Sep 17, 2019

Electronic-component buyers are in a great position to help manufacturers avoid or at least prepare for potential supply chain disruptions. Numerous factors can influence supply chain disruptions, and the number of potential threats grows every year.

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Building smart supply chains BUILDING SMART SUPPLY CHAINS

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Sep 17, 2019

Supply chains have to become smarter to deal with tough demand and supply pressures that only look set to grow. Experts from Zalando, Novartis, and Genpact share how they are building smart supply chains with people, data, and AI.

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5 Reasons Why 5G Adds Value to Your Supply Chain 5 REASONS WHY 5G ADDS VALUE TO YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

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Sep 17, 2019

We talk about the technologies adding value to your supply chain operations. The software, hardware, and integrations that help businesses overcome today’s challenges and provide a foundation for the supply chain of the future. But, we need to place equal emphasis on what connects the endpoint...

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Orbian: Express SCF is the Democratic Future of Supply Chain Finance ORBIAN: EXPRESS SCF IS THE DEMOCRATIC FUTURE OF SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE

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Sep 17, 2019

Express SCF levels the playing field, enabling buyers to offer supply chain finance to all suppliers, says Orbian Chairman Thomas Dunn. Supply chain finance is an indispensable link in the global supply chain that has evolved into an over $100 billion market in 2019.

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How Supply-Chain Finance Can Help Companies Protect Working Capital HOW SUPPLY-CHAIN FINANCE CAN HELP COMPANIES PROTECT WORKING CAPITAL

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Sep 16, 2019

U.S. manufacturers are lagging their European counterparts in the adoption of creative approaches to supply-chain finance. But three companies are demonstrating the varied ways in which that tool can be effectively deployed. The German engineering and technology giant Siemens ventured into the finan...

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Using digital tools to bring transparency to global supply chain activities USING DIGITAL TOOLS TO BRING TRANSPARENCY TO GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN ACTIVITIES

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Sep 16, 2019

As economic activity linked to supply chains constitutes a growing percentage of global trade, more companies are seeking to extend the value of their own environmental, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability programs through the integration of supply chain activities. At the same time, however,...

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5 Challenges in Final Mile Logistics 5 CHALLENGES IN FINAL MILE LOGISTICS

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Sep 16, 2019

Whether you’re a newbie or veteran as a logistics provider, it’s critical to recognize the many challenges the final mile delivery runs into and how to mitigate them. As the shift from brick and mortar to online retail continues, the difficulties of managing final mile delivery grow...

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Why Omnichannel Supply Chain Success Depends on Inventory Optimization WHY OMNICHANNEL SUPPLY CHAIN SUCCESS DEPENDS ON INVENTORY OPTIMIZATION

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Sep 13, 2019

All businesses want to achieve success, but omnichannel supply chain success requires a comprehensive level of oversight and control in your operation. Omnichannel orders may come from anywhere, so significant risks exist. However, inventory optimization can solve these challenges. Apart from organi...

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The Impact of Innovation in the Logistics and Supply Chain Sector THE IMPACT OF INNOVATION IN THE LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN SECTOR

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Sep 13, 2019

Traditional logistics operating models are under threat. Logistics and supply chain companies face at least a decade of technological disruption. In this video, John Manners-Bell provides an overview of the major new technologies and business models currently under development.

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How Supply-Chain Companies Can Build Roadmaps With AI HOW SUPPLY-CHAIN COMPANIES CAN BUILD ROADMAPS WITH AI

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Sep 13, 2019

The supply chain as we know it is on the precipice of tipping from decades of steadily accelerating “push” dynamics to a new “push-and-pull” model. Enter artificial intelligence for the supply chain. Be it through predictive maintenance in the factory, self-driving trucks in ...

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Preparing Your Business for the Digital Supply Chain PREPARING YOUR BUSINESS FOR THE DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN

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Sep 12, 2019

Supply chain professionals are hiking their spending on supply chain innovation—substantially. Ninety-five percent said they plan to spend more this year than last, and 60 percent will spend more than $1 million over the next two years on disruptive technologies such as robotics, automation, p...

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Bigtincan Hub Overview BIGTINCAN HUB OVERVIEW

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Sep 12, 2019

Bigtincan is the industry's leading Sales Enablement Automation platform, empowering Sales teams to win more and be more productive every day, while providing Marketing the ability to establish ROI on content creation efforts.

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The Intelligent Supply Chain for Assets THE INTELLIGENT SUPPLY CHAIN FOR ASSETS

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Sep 11, 2019

Businesses in asset-intensive industries such as mining. railways. and oil and gas have a relentless focus on - and for good reason. Many spend a large amount on fixed assets to turn raw materials into finished products or assets that provide services. The ability to produce products at a lower cost...

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Is there a role for blockchain in responsible supply chains? IS THERE A ROLE FOR BLOCKCHAIN IN RESPONSIBLE SUPPLY CHAINS?

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Sep 11, 2019

In recent years, blockchain technology has been viewed as a promising tool to help address pressing issues in supply chain due diligence. This technology has already been used in a significant number of supply chain due diligence initiatives across different sectors with varying degrees of success. ...

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What a difference a year makes in trucking WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES IN TRUCKING

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Sep 11, 2019

A year ago this time, it is fair to say that the trucking sector was running strongly on all cylinders, buoyed by very strong economic fundamentals, a high level of consumer confidence, and tight capacity, which helped drive rate growth. But fast forward a year later, and it is clear that the tables...

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What Is Breakbulk Shipping? WHAT IS BREAKBULK SHIPPING?

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Sep 10, 2019

Despite the fact that breakbulk shipping is extremely common, sometimes even experienced shippers need more clarity on the definition of this method. In over-the-road transportation, container shipping is prevailing. However, there is cargo of huge and unusual sizes that fits neither in a regular co...

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Three Technologies That Will Help Businesses Build A Future-Ready Supply Chain THREE TECHNOLOGIES THAT WILL HELP BUSINESSES BUILD A FUTURE-READY SUPPLY CHAIN

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Sep 10, 2019

In recent times, a lot of industries have faced disruptions owing to the rapid evolution of technology and the transportation and logistics industry is no different. With customer expectations ballooning at an exponential pace, it is these evolving technologies that come to the save by helping the o...

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How Digital Payments Improve Logistics Efficiency HOW DIGITAL PAYMENTS IMPROVE LOGISTICS EFFICIENCY

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Sep 10, 2019

The logistics industry is about speed, efficiency and accuracy. Warehouses strive to turn trucks around swiftly, keep the dock doors filled, and process as many loads as possible. The same goes for truck drivers and carriers if they’re not on the road, they’re not generating revenue. But...

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The 4 Forces Driving Supply Chain Innovation THE 4 FORCES DRIVING SUPPLY CHAIN INNOVATION

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Sep 10, 2019

American businesses spend more than $1.45 trillion annually in the transportation and logistics industry, which amounts to 8.3 percent of Gross Domestic Product two-thirds of which involves over-the-road freight movement of approximately 500 million trailer shipments across 250,000 facilities. Becau...

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Benefits and Disadvantages of AI-Powered Supply Chains BENEFITS AND DISADVANTAGES OF AI-POWERED SUPPLY CHAINS

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Sep 10, 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere around us. From simple digital watches to complex urban planning and development, the new form of intelligence is revolutionizing the way people live and the way companies work. Supply chain management is not an exception here because AI is changing it slow...

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Implementing Buyer Enablement in Your Sales Enablement Strategy (2019) IMPLEMENTING BUYER ENABLEMENT IN YOUR SALES ENABLEMENT STRATEGY (2019)

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Sep 10, 2019

The majority of the time I only had access to two TV channels, three on a good weather day, and I vividly remember when I first saw a color television. At this time, products and services were limited, and buyer choices were almost non-existent. Fast-forward to 2019. Not only do I have access to hun...

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The Role of Sales in Sales Enablement THE ROLE OF SALES IN SALES ENABLEMENT

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Sep 10, 2019

However, with a regular commute time that consumes a couple of hours each day, I have shifted my focus to podcasts and audiobooks. One of my favorite podcasts is the Inside Sales Enablement series by Scott Santucci and Brian Lambert. In their last episode, they spent time reviewing their thoughts an...

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Engineering and construction digital supply chains ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAINS

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Sep 09, 2019

How leaders are increasing visibility and insight. A digital supply chain It includes three capabilities: can synchronize the multi-enterprise supply chain network while improving visibility and leveraging asset availability. Engineering and construction leaders view digital investment as ...

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Six ways to achieve supply chain sustainability SIX WAYS TO ACHIEVE SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY

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Sep 09, 2019

The sustainable supply chain has become a vital and ever more visible element of social corporate responsibility. Fueled by consumer demands, increasing regulations and a mounting business case, steering supply chains in a more sustainable direction has grown from laudable ambition to requisite for ...

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6 Warehouse management trends to watch in 2019 6 WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2019

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Sep 09, 2019

Systems that use machine learning to sense and adapt. WMS vendors working with their Original Equipment Managers to "democratize" automation. Better, faster return-to-inventory management. Expanded functionalities that make implementations easier.

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Supply Chain Innovation and the Catalyst for Business Growth SUPPLY CHAIN INNOVATION AND THE CATALYST FOR BUSINESS GROWTH

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Sep 09, 2019

Procurement teams have a growing responsibility within organisations. Cost and quality will always play a huge part across the function but creating value and bringing innovation to the table is becoming increasingly vital. To some extent, Procurement are on a unique footing; not only do they have a...

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TradeLens and Blockchain Technology Supply Chain Demo TRADELENS AND BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY SUPPLY CHAIN DEMO

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Sep 06, 2019

Every day, around the world, millions of shipping containers in motion. An incredible achievement of logistics, coordination and communication. But legacy data systems and manual document handling cause friction that costs both time and money for businesses and people throughout the supply chain.

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Schneider Logistics Smart Logistics Gartner Awards SCHNEIDER LOGISTICS SMART LOGISTICS GARTNER AWARDS

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Sep 06, 2019

Schneider Electric is responding to three mega trends shaping today’s rapidly evolving environment: urbanization, industrialization, and digitization. Our Tailored Sustainable Connected 4.0 Supply Chain program, with its Smart Logistics initiative, is our answer to the Supply Chain challenges ...

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Schneider Electric Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Supply Chain Capability SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND AUTONOMOUS SUPPLY CHAIN CAPABILITY

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Sep 06, 2019

Schneider Electric, being a leader in Energy Management and Industry Automation, has best Processes, People, and Technology to deliver to our Customer needs. Being a Customer-Centric organization and Leader in the segment, and to stay ahead of the competition, Schneider Electric always thrives for c...

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U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones may be bright spot for shippers in 2020 U.S. FOREIGN-TRADE ZONES MAY BE BRIGHT SPOT FOR SHIPPERS IN 2020

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Sep 06, 2019

With trade policy currently a hot political topic, the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones program plays an even more important role in promoting trade, investment, and job creation. Indeed, industry leaders say it’s a “show stealer” this year. The Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ), Exposition will...

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Implement Supply Chain Planning system and applications IMPLEMENT SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING SYSTEM AND APPLICATIONS

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Sep 04, 2019

Because you can do something does not mean that you should. This applies to how you implement ERP systems and SNAP applications, which are predominately for use in planning and controlling supply chains. Most often encountered in business organisations is one or more enterprise resource planning sys...

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How Can You Improve Forklift Safety In Your Warehouse And Reduce Operating Costs? HOW CAN YOU IMPROVE FORKLIFT SAFETY IN YOUR WAREHOUSE AND REDUCE OPERATING COSTS?

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Sep 04, 2019

Keeping up with the speed of commerce today requires every aspect of the supply chain to be efficient and cost-effective. As a result, companies are looking at numerous ways to compete in this market. One of the most fundamental and impactful is to create and encourage a safe work environment. This ...

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How Can Machine Learning Enhance Supply Chain Management Analytics? HOW CAN MACHINE LEARNING ENHANCE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ANALYTICS?

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Sep 04, 2019

The supply chain analytics market is likely to witness growth due to increasing awareness about benefits of handling business data along with forecasting accuracy in supply chain analytics solutions. Rapid increase in volumes of business data across industries have prompted the need to adopt analyti...

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How do supply chain professionals rate their demand forecast’s accuracy? HOW DO SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSIONALS RATE THEIR DEMAND FORECAST’S ACCURACY?

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Sep 03, 2019

It’s no secret that demand is getting more difficult to predict. Is your demand forecasting process evolving with the times? How does your process stack up against others? Are you satisfied with your level of forecast accuracy? We are running a quiz to help supply chain professionals address t...

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Deploying IoT Solutions to Streamline Logistics Management final DEPLOYING IOT SOLUTIONS TO STREAMLINE LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT FINAL

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Sep 03, 2019

The Internet has been through several stages of development, ever since the founding days of the ARPANET the first TCP/IP network that led to its creation. The primary task for this worldwide communication network was to link computers that also evolved over the years with significant changes in the...

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THE ADVANCEMENT OF “VIRTUAL LOGISTICS” TEAM THE ADVANCEMENT OF “VIRTUAL LOGISTICS” TEAM

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Sep 03, 2019

Industries are always looking forward to new technologies that would make their work easier by replacing the traditional way of working with extremely efficient and streamlined technology driven process. With the workforce prepping themselves further move away from traditional ways of working, virtu...

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IOTA & EVRYTHNG, a new collaboration for supply chain transparency IOTA & EVRYTHNG, A NEW COLLABORATION FOR SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSPARENCY

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Sep 03, 2019

Dominique Guinard, founder & CTO of EVRYTHNG, talks about the new collaboration with IOTA to boost supply chain transparency. Learn why he chose IOTA as a partner and what are IOTA's key differentiators for sustainability from other blockchain and DLT solutions .

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How Advanced Technologies are Affecting Supply Chain Software HOW ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES ARE AFFECTING SUPPLY CHAIN SOFTWARE

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Sep 03, 2019

With no end in sight to the proliferation of advanced technologies, the supply chain software space is replete with acronyms that range from IoT to AI to ML to RPA, not to mention Big Data, blockchain and myriad other innovations. Concepts that were emerging only five years ago have since become com...

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Digital Transformation of Supply Chains with WolkAbout DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF SUPPLY CHAINS WITH WOLKABOUT

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Sep 02, 2019

Digital supply chain solution based on WolkAbout technology allows real-time monitoring of all assets, from raw materials to final products. We made the necessary steps and integrated everything into one software product called WolkAbout IoT Platform. All the tools needed to connect your equipment, ...

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Supply Chain ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) IN SUPPLY CHAIN

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Sep 02, 2019

Presented by Richard Savoie, the founding CEO of Staybil, a specialist AI algorithm company that helps supply chain, logistics, and mobile workforces to be more productive with minimal capital spend.

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How to become a freight forwarder HOW TO BECOME A FREIGHT FORWARDER

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Aug 31, 2019

The cost of your freight broker bond is a percentage of $75.000 which is called the bonding premium. It's usually in the range of 1%-12%, depending on your credit score and other factors. Forward and handle freight from importers or exporters. Prepare documentation and paperwork. Provide freight...

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Why supply chains should reduce their plastic footprint WHY SUPPLY CHAINS SHOULD REDUCE THEIR PLASTIC FOOTPRINT

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Aug 31, 2019

It’s hard to imagine a world without plastic. Take a minute to look around you how many products do you think include this material? From obvious items like your mobile phone, to objects that have plastic fibres like clothing; it’s everywhere. Over 300mn tonnes of plastic are produced ea...

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Warehouse Automation: What is the future of Warehousing? WAREHOUSE AUTOMATION: WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF WAREHOUSING?

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Aug 30, 2019

The future of warehousing is automation. We are used to getting our orders in one or two days. If you are not modernizing your warehouse, you will not have the capability to deliver the high level of service that your clients expect. In an industry where precision is so important, a few seconds save...

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Four ways AI is leveraged in the supply chain industry FOUR WAYS AI IS LEVERAGED IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN INDUSTRY

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Aug 30, 2019

Supply chains are gradually getting globalized and more complex because raw materials and products travel across many geographical locations and navigate through multiple manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, service providers and carriers. Hence, supply chain organizations face challenges such as...

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How To Assess Risk In The Supply Chain Ecosystem HOW TO ASSESS RISK IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN ECOSYSTEM

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Aug 30, 2019

Digitalization and the connected society may have made our lives easier, but the associated increase in customer expectations has put the supply chain under intense pressure. Product recalls have become part of the daily news cycle, and while the brand gets the headlines, companies need to ensure th...

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Is the supply chain the most overlooked source of innovation today? IS THE SUPPLY CHAIN THE MOST OVERLOOKED SOURCE OF INNOVATION TODAY?

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Aug 29, 2019

Anglo American's Group CIO, Rohan Davidson, and DAZN's SVP IT Services, Georgina Owens, consider the growing importance of supply chain technology as a solution source.

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The Untapped Potential of Reverse Logistics THE UNTAPPED POTENTIAL OF REVERSE LOGISTICS

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Aug 29, 2019

Reverse logistics is nothing new to manufacturers and retailers. For decades, businesses have managed the flow of returned goods and materials, but this process has often been overlooked in favor of order fulfillment and forward logistics. A market projected to reach $603.9bn by 2025, reverse logist...

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4 Ways to Start Implementing Green Supply Chain Management 4 WAYS TO START IMPLEMENTING GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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Aug 29, 2019

Increased attention to topics like sustainability, climate change, and other environmental issues has changed the way many consumers view their purchases. As a result, many companies are now examining how they can align their supply chain and manufacturing processes to reduce their impact on the env...

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What is Freight Consolidation and How Does It Differ from Pool Distribution? WHAT IS FREIGHT CONSOLIDATION AND HOW DOES IT DIFFER FROM POOL DISTRIBUTION?

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Aug 29, 2019

To keep up with shifting consumer trends and subsequent retailer behavior, shippers are looking to freight consolidation services and pool distribution methods to manage their orders. Quickly evolving consumer trends are pressuring retailers and suppliers to adopt new inventory management practices....

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Why the New Madison Logic Oracle Eloqua Integration is so Exciting for Marketers WHY THE NEW MADISON LOGIC ORACLE ELOQUA INTEGRATION IS SO EXCITING FOR MARKETERS

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Aug 29, 2019

Madison Logic is excited to announce a bi-directional integration with Oracle Eloqua, combining best-in-class lead and campaign management skills with Madison Logic’s global reach and advanced targeting. Now Oracle Marketing Automation users are able to align their messaging and targeting thro...

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How the Trade War is Reshaping Global Supply Chains HOW THE TRADE WAR IS RESHAPING GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS

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Aug 28, 2019

As another round of tariffs looms, businesses are preparing to make difficult decisions when it comes to sourcing, moving and pricing the products they sell. Whether the trade war between the United States and China continues or comes to a sudden and unexpected conclusion, one thing is certain: now ...

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4 reasons supply chain leaders are investing order management automation 4 REASONS SUPPLY CHAIN LEADERS ARE INVESTING ORDER MANAGEMENT AUTOMATION

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Aug 28, 2019

There is a noticeable shift occurring in the world of order management. Traditionally, projects related to order-taking were spearheaded by the customer service department. Not anymore. The pressures of today’s global economy have forced supply chain functions to play a more direct and strateg...

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Machine Learning in the Supply Chain MACHINE LEARNING IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Aug 28, 2019

One area of interest in today’s end-to-end supply chain is machine learning. And this is certainly a topic that we have written about quite often. Over the last few months, Steve Banker, Clint Reiser, and I have written about artificial intelligence and machine learning in a number of contexts...

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Why Digital Freight Is About So Much More Than Price WHY DIGITAL FREIGHT IS ABOUT SO MUCH MORE THAN PRICE

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Aug 27, 2019

86% of importers and exporters say that cost plays a key role in their logistics provider selection. But there’s one factor that trumps price. Logistics price savings can frequently end up costing a pretty penny but saving $800 on a container movement is worth nothing if it doesn’t show ...

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Increase Service and Minimize Inventory with Service-Driven Supply Chain Planning INCREASE SERVICE AND MINIMIZE INVENTORY WITH SERVICE-DRIVEN SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING

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Aug 26, 2019

Changing customer expectations, fluctuating supply and demand, new product introductions and promotions, increasing SKUs it’s tougher than ever to accurately predict demand and get the right inventory in the right place at the right time.

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Blockchain Transforming supply chain management BLOCKCHAIN TRANSFORMING SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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Aug 26, 2019

Blockchain is eradicating barriers and transforming supply chain management! Wave the new technology turning classic to digital.

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These Technologies Are Key To High-Performing Logistics THESE TECHNOLOGIES ARE KEY TO HIGH-PERFORMING LOGISTICS

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Aug 26, 2019

In the modern digital economy, logistics is where the rubber meets the road. But scarce trucks and drivers, late deliveries, spoiled shipments, and rising shipment costs can put a supplier’s relationships with customers to the test, as well as cut into its bottom line. Fortunately, suppliers a...

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5 Must Have Supply Chain Technologies 5 MUST HAVE SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGIES

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Aug 26, 2019

Achieving digitization across the entire supply chain will require people with the vision, skills, and know-how to help organizations weather the cultural shift necessary for an organization to adopt such a momentous advance. The pace of technological adoption is so rapid that what used to take deca...

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How to Manage and Run a Successful Warehouse Operation HOW TO MANAGE AND RUN A SUCCESSFUL WAREHOUSE OPERATION

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Aug 26, 2019

What are the seven areas that managers need to pay attention to? We’re glad you asked! We’ve summarized them here for you. We’ve even added links to our more in-depth articles where appropriate. Setting up and running a warehouse might seem simple at first. The truth is that it is ...

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19 Important Warehouse Metrics And KPIs 19 IMPORTANT WAREHOUSE METRICS AND KPIS

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Aug 23, 2019

It is essential to have the right warehouse metrics and KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) when setting up a warehouse. Remember; setting up a warehouse is one thing; knowing that you’ve set it up in the most optimal way possible is quite another. Here we created an infographic to point out 19 ...

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Digitalising Logistics - 7 Key Benefits DIGITALISING LOGISTICS - 7 KEY BENEFITS

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Aug 22, 2019

The arrival of online markets like Amazon and Skyscanner for consumers and SAP Ariba and Alibaba for enterprises have revolutionised our lives. Mobile applications and websites have extended our buying power exponentially and inspired new business models. As yet, the logistics sector, the backbone o...

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The Future of Logistics Tech: A Chinese Century? THE FUTURE OF LOGISTICS TECH: A CHINESE CENTURY?

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Aug 22, 2019

The U.S. has historically enjoyed a global economic advantage in part due to superior supply chains. In 1956, Malcom McLean invented the modern intermodal shipping container. Beginning in 1979, deregulation of the U.S. transportation sector enabled companies to thrive in non-asset truck brokerage. F...

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Anatomy of Today’s Global Traveler ANATOMY OF TODAY’S GLOBAL TRAVELER

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Aug 22, 2019

Where does the modern traveler come from? Where is s/he going? How does s/he get there? As the world grows ever-smaller, more and more people are traveling to a growing number of places each year. Increasingly, they’re getting there by leveraging digital tools. Savvy travel and hospitality bra...

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Three key steps towards a more sustainable supply chain THREE KEY STEPS TOWARDS A MORE SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Aug 21, 2019

With the consumer class predicted to swell to around 1.8bn people by 2025, consumer goods companies are faced with a combined opportunity and challenge. While the number of people with increasing amounts of money to spend on consumer goods is on the rise, so is the environmental impact of humanity a...

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Drone delivery coming soon to a supply chain near you DRONE DELIVERY COMING SOON TO A SUPPLY CHAIN NEAR YOU

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Aug 21, 2019

The concept of a drone was not something we gave much thought too just a few years ago except for the applications of the military-related operations, much less drones in supply chains as product delivery mechanisms. But now, the day-to-day use of drones is a reality as they are being used for many ...

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Creating Content That Improves CX: A Q&A with Lionbridge & Aprimo CREATING CONTENT THAT IMPROVES CX: A Q&A WITH LIONBRIDGE & APRIMO

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Aug 21, 2019

Today’s brands face numerous challenges. They need to create a customized, excellent experience for each and every customer worldwide. To do that, they need to create high-quality, on-target content. They need to create that content quickly, effectively, and for audiences who speak multiple la...

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Transport emissions, new regulations and Supply Chains TRANSPORT EMISSIONS, NEW REGULATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAINS

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Aug 21, 2019

Transport accounts for about 65 percent of world oil consumption and has responsibility for the fastest growth in global emissions. This obviously cannot continue. Although the road and rail transport sectors emit the major part of all transport emissions, responsibility for their reduction is with ...

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Lionbridge Brand Video LIONBRIDGE BRAND VIDEO

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Aug 21, 2019

Our roots began in translation but what we do today goes well beyond – from content creation to linguistics, to artificial intelligence (AI). We create global relevance, driven by humanity and amplified by technology. Connecting our customers with their communities and driving brand awareness....

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A BUYER’S GUIDE FOR LOCALIZATION SERVICES: A BUYER’S GUIDE FOR LOCALIZATION SERVICES:

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Aug 21, 2019

Your localization partner is going to do a deep-dive into your business—so start by diving deep into theirs. Are they an industry-leader with 20 years of experience or a relative newcomer? Will they speak Samoan, Uzbek, or Swahili (and all your customers’ languages)? Can they deliver on-...

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WHY AI? HOW LANGUAGE & AI SERVICES GO HAND-IN-HAND WHY AI? HOW LANGUAGE & AI SERVICES GO HAND-IN-HAND

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Aug 21, 2019

In practice, of course, things are more complicated. Effective translation necessitates a nuanced understanding of (at least) two languages and cultures, both source and target. It requires an understanding of the original content’s goals. It mandates a fluency in tone and subtext as well as v...

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Is Your Supply Chain Ready for the Next Recession? IS YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN READY FOR THE NEXT RECESSION?

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Aug 20, 2019

Economic recessions occur about every nine years which means the next one is already overdue. A very good leading indicator of an imminent recession is the interest rate spread between the 10-year and 2-year U.S. Treasury bond. Historically within two years after this spread drops below zero the eco...

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Going Global 101: How Your Competition Can Be Your Best Resource GOING GLOBAL 101: HOW YOUR COMPETITION CAN BE YOUR BEST RESOURCE

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Aug 20, 2019

Lace-up your sneakers and step up to the starting line: you’re ready to reach countless customers in new markets.  You’ve secured your spot in the Global Marketplace (whether by default or design).  But before you sprint away, take a good look around you. You are not alone in t...

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Supply Chain Logistics SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS

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Aug 20, 2019

Learn about the importance of digital transformation to managing the food supply chain. By incorporating the internet of things, robotics, and artificial intelligence, companies throughout the supply chain can monitor and leverage critical data to improve productivity, quality, sales, etc.

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Uncertainty Looms Over Transpacific Shipping This Peak Season UNCERTAINTY LOOMS OVER TRANSPACIFIC SHIPPING THIS PEAK SEASON

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Aug 20, 2019

Reoccurring events such as the year-end holiday season used to provide a level of predictability to ocean-shipping trends in the transpacific eastbound trade lane. Typically, holiday peak-season volumes ramped up in July, with August and September being the busiest months, and volumes tapering off i...

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The Changing Landscape of Real Estate in the Logistics Industry THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF REAL ESTATE IN THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY

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Aug 20, 2019

This article delves into the changes that new commercial business models, customer expectations, and technology are bringing about in the logistics environment, focusing particularly on how those changes are impacting the planning, procurement, design, layout, and operation of distribution centres. ...

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Third Party Logistic at Military & Commercial Fasteners THIRD PARTY LOGISTIC AT MILITARY & COMMERCIAL FASTENERS

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Aug 19, 2019

Are you frustrated with managing your fastener supply chain from packaging, inventory, distribution, and fulfillment? All these details can distract you from doing your job. Learn how MCF's experience with managing logistics for our customers can benefit your bottom line.

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Five ways to use robotics in the warehouse FIVE WAYS TO USE ROBOTICS IN THE WAREHOUSE

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Aug 19, 2019

The following column by Evan Hammersley, warehouse automation and robotics product manager for NITCO, is part of Modern’s Other Voices column, a series featuring ideas, opinions and insights from end-users, analysts, systems integrators and OEMs. Click here to learn about submitting a column f...

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Better supply chain decisions with better data BETTER SUPPLY CHAIN DECISIONS WITH BETTER DATA

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Aug 19, 2019

Supply chain complexities have increased exponentially over the past decade amid globalization and rising customer expectations. Supply chains are constantly pushing their limits trying to deliver on a whim and within a reasonably short time. Measures taken to cope with changing market dynamics incl...

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Providing Staffing, Supply Chain and Logistics Solutions PROVIDING STAFFING, SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS

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Aug 19, 2019

Exegistics joined forces with a Fortune 15 logistics and delivery company to develop solutions for staffing, supply chain and logistics challenges.

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7 technologies in supply chain 7 TECHNOLOGIES IN SUPPLY CHAIN

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Aug 17, 2019

Accuracy is a vital part of effective supply chain management, but it's also an area where fulfillment centers struggle. Technology offers a solution for improved accuracy and increased revenue. Companies that are fully-integrated with automation are outpacing non-integrated companies by 20% in ...

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The Logistics of E-Commerce THE LOGISTICS OF E-COMMERCE

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Aug 17, 2019

The Logistics of E-Commerce. The largest E-commerce company in the world is amazon, and they need a large logistics operations to be able to reach every customer that orders using their website. This video we talk about their logistics operations and their future vision.

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2019 Supply Chain Trends – Where Are We? 2019 SUPPLY CHAIN TRENDS – WHERE ARE WE?

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Aug 15, 2019

We’re a little over halfway through 2019 a good time to look back at predictions for the supply chain industry, including where we are in artificial intelligence (AI) adoption, the need for better data to drive predictability, and the uberization of freight. Earlier in the year discussions and...

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Autonomous Supply Chain Planning, It’s Not Science Fiction AUTONOMOUS SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING, IT’S NOT SCIENCE FICTION

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Aug 14, 2019

I am a big fan of the original Twilight Zone television series which ran for five seasons on CBS from 1959 to 1964 and remains in syndication to this day. Each episode would start with a combination of eerie music, Rod Sterling’s instantly recognizable monologue narrative, and often strange ge...

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Inventory to ensure deliveries through supply chains INVENTORY TO ENSURE DELIVERIES THROUGH SUPPLY CHAINS

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Aug 14, 2019

Increasing numbers of stock keeping units, extended and variable lead times and shorter planning horizons are challenges for planners. Variability was discussed in the previous blogpost, identifying actions that could be taken to limit variability. One action is to manage the allocation of finite ca...

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Do nothing to create shipping efficiencies, and Cost of Delivery will automatically increase DO NOTHING TO CREATE SHIPPING EFFICIENCIES, AND COST OF DELIVERY WILL AUTOMATICALLY INCREASE

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Aug 14, 2019

Companies increasingly focus cost-cutting efforts on Cost of Distribution, and it’s paying off by quickly reducing net landed cost of goods and improving profitability. Net landed cost of goods, the total cost associated with getting goods into customers’ hands, consists of cost of distr...

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2020 Content Marketing Spectrum 2020 CONTENT MARKETING SPECTRUM

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Aug 14, 2019

This is a video explainer of the difference between Content Marketing, Branded Content and Native Advertising - with examples to help put it all into context.Accompanying video that tried to separate signal from noise on the different approaches of content in the business.

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CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST? CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST?

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Aug 14, 2019

This is the third in a series of articles on creating, maintaining, and optimizing great customer experiences in the context of mounting concerns about privacy and increasingly strict regulations governing data processing. We address topics such as consent strategies, the role of trust, the elements...

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DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER

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Aug 14, 2019

What character appears in the most films and television programs? Dracula? God? Santa Claus?  All of those make the top ten list, but none is the correct answer. Satan (or The Devil) is a character is more than 840 projects – more than any other character. If you limit the list to mortals...

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The History of Content Marketing THE HISTORY OF CONTENT MARKETING

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Aug 14, 2019

If you want some insights into where the content marketing industry may be headed, it might just help to take a look at where it’s been. As we pointed out when CMI shared its History of Content Marketing infographic in 2012, brands have been telling their stories to audiences for hundreds of y...

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USING CONTENT MARKETING TO GENERATE DEMAND, CREATE NEW AUDIENCES USING CONTENT MARKETING TO GENERATE DEMAND, CREATE NEW AUDIENCES

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Aug 14, 2019

Content—and how brands use it to interact with buyers at all stages of the engagement journey—has fundamentally reshaped every business’ go-to-market strategy. This shift has been particularly challenging for “top-of-the-funnel” demand generation marketers, most of who ...

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Using the Right Data to Right-Size Your Warehouse USING THE RIGHT DATA TO RIGHT-SIZE YOUR WAREHOUSE

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Aug 13, 2019

Warehouses are not one size fits all. Too little warehouse capacity can restrict the volume of SKUs you can ship, inhibiting revenue and service levels, while too much warehouse capacity inflates your overhead expenditures and ties up working capital. Unfortunately, unlike shopping for clothes,...

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What is logistics? Supply Chain Basics WHAT IS LOGISTICS? SUPPLY CHAIN BASICS

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Aug 13, 2019

In today’s episode, we are going to discuss “WHAT IS LOGISTICS?” I know many of you have heard about logistics, or even have some idea about what it is, mostly that it relates to the military, at least that’s what I did way back when I first heard of it. And we are all partia...

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How to Promote a Local Presence While Shipping Internationally HOW TO PROMOTE A LOCAL PRESENCE WHILE SHIPPING INTERNATIONALLY

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Aug 13, 2019

As a business owner or manager, it’s only natural for you to think about international expansion. After all, taking a business to international markets means you’ll be able to tap into a larger potential target market, and this can lead to increased profits. However, setting up a busines...

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The Human Rights Debacle — How the Logistics Industry Can Stay Mindful THE HUMAN RIGHTS DEBACLE — HOW THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY CAN STAY MINDFUL

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Aug 13, 2019

In 2011, the UN Human Rights Council developed the first international corporate guidelines for respecting human rights. These guidelines state governments enact laws to prevent employers from taking advantage of workers. On the flip side, companies should refrain from impacting human rights, even w...

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How AI can make supply chains more sustainable HOW AI CAN MAKE SUPPLY CHAINS MORE SUSTAINABLE

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Aug 12, 2019

The way in which companies organise logistics today is not sustainable. Supply chains are not always the most environmentally friendly and it is impossible for organisations to sustain a balancing act of the best possible speed, flexibility, cost and carbon footprint when it comes to the shipping an...

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Freight forwarder consolidation continues FREIGHT FORWARDER CONSOLIDATION CONTINUES

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Aug 12, 2019

Are rumors of yet more consolidation in the Freight Forwarding sector finally dying down? Not by a longshot, says Nick Bailey, head of research for the London-based consultancy Transport Intelligence (Ti). He’s also the primary author of “The Global Freight Forwarding Report 2019,”...

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