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Logistics Challenges Facing E-Commerce in Africa LOGISTICS CHALLENGES FACING E-COMMERCE IN AFRICA

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Jun 25, 2019

According to Euromonitor, the world’s fastest-growing economies by 2030 will be in Africa. This consequently makes the continent the next big e-commerce market.And as this positive narrative continues to place Africa as a top investment destination, the need for advanced logistics systems has ...

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5 Tips for Achieving the Most Out of Your Supply Chain Data 5 TIPS FOR ACHIEVING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN DATA

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Jun 24, 2019

In a recent study, MIT found that companies that focus on these 5 key initiatives to improve their supply chain data can have a big impact on their bottom line.Learn the 5 tips for achieving the most out of your supply chain data in today's "Fast Freight Five."

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Understanding the Impact of Tariffs: ‘Ifs’ and ‘Hows’ UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF TARIFFS: ‘IFS’ AND ‘HOWS’

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Jun 24, 2019

Tariffs are taxes levied by one country or trading bloc (such as the European Union) on specific categories of goods from another country or trading bloc. From a cost management perspective, they effectively make it more expensive to buy certain goods from specific countries. Tariffs are typically u...

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How mobility solutions are changing the dynamics of logistic & supply chain industry HOW MOBILITY SOLUTIONS ARE CHANGING THE DYNAMICS OF LOGISTIC & SUPPLY CHAIN INDUSTRY

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Jun 23, 2019

The survival of the logistics industry over the past few years is all thanks to the technology that it leverages and thereby evolving with time. Timely investments in technology and putting it to best use through supply chain management are strategically imperative to growth.The growing complexities...

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TMS Software Study: 1/4 of Shippers Still Using Manual Methods, Want Route Optimization TMS SOFTWARE STUDY: 1/4 OF SHIPPERS STILL USING MANUAL METHODS, WANT ROUTE OPTIMIZATION

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Jun 21, 2019

Every year, Software Advice speaks with thousands of prospective buyers looking for the right transportation management software (TMS software) for their companies. Most are from small businesses (those with annual revenue of $100 million or less), which means these conversations give Software Advic...

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DP World: Controlling fast logistics DP WORLD: CONTROLLING FAST LOGISTICS

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Jun 21, 2019

Automotive has been an important but relatively small part of DP Worlds cargo mix in Europe, including container and multimodal flows through terminals like Southampton in the UK, Le Havre, France and Antwerp, Belgium.However, DP Worlds recent investments have expanded its role and potential in the ...

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Cracking the CRACKING THE 'LAST MILE' SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGE

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Jun 21, 2019

As Amazon rewrites the rules of retail, retailers are struggling to adapt and stay relevant. And it’s only getting harder to compete as the online retail giant continues to up the ante  most recently introducing one-day free shipping to Amazon Prime customers. Instead of forging new and u...

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4 transformational trucking technology trends 4 TRANSFORMATIONAL TRUCKING TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

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Jun 20, 2019

Fleets need to continue to keep up-to-date on developments in these areas so they will be able to determine when the time is right to embrace new technologies in order to maximize their impact on fleet operations. There is so much going on in the trucking industry from a technology standpoint &mdash...

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DHL Supply Chain Robotic Process Automation RPA DHL SUPPLY CHAIN ROBOTIC PROCESS AUTOMATION RPA

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Jun 19, 2019

Robots are being used to automate manual and tedious tasks, freeing employees to provide greater knowledge to the production process.RPA is not just being used in our warehouses, but also for our Transportation Solutions.RPA is being used for processes such as sending transaction-related emails, inv...

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How an ABC Analysis Can Help Your Supply Chain HOW AN ABC ANALYSIS CAN HELP YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jun 19, 2019

If you are in the logistics industry, you're most likely familiar with "just in time" and "just in case" inventory control. But, how do you know which is right for your company? Performing an "ABC Analysis" of your products will help you establish the best solution ...

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Why I.T. Systems Are Key for Global Supply Chain Evolution WHY I.T. SYSTEMS ARE KEY FOR GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN EVOLUTION

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Jun 19, 2019

The source of many issues in supply chain and logistics management often can be traced to underperforming, overburdened information technology systems.In fact, degraded I.T. system performance is just as much of a threat as cyberattacks, trade flow and climate change, which were recently cited by Re...

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Logistics & Distribution: Delivering The Goods In A Real-Time Economy LOGISTICS & DISTRIBUTION: DELIVERING THE GOODS IN A REAL-TIME ECONOMY

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Jun 19, 2019

In 2019 State of Third-Party Logistics Report, 3PL cites five new opportunities for leveraging digital transformation technologies that rapidly are moving the logistics and distribution sector into what is broadly known as Industry 4.0. These include the expansion of warehouses while coping with lab...

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products designed to solve your most challenging projects PRODUCTS DESIGNED TO SOLVE YOUR MOST CHALLENGING PROJECTS

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Jun 19, 2019

All standard deliveries utilizing the PPG Company delivery service will be free of charge to all serviceable E&I members. Orders placed by noon are delivered the next business day within the standard delivery zone which the local PPG company-operated store network operates and providing goods ar...

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PPG Advances Sustainability to Protect and Beautify the World PPG ADVANCES SUSTAINABILITY TO PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD

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Jun 19, 2019

PPG embedded additional sustainable practices into its operations, introduced new sustainably advantaged products for customers, achieved a record low in injury cases across the company, advanced its global community engagement initiatives, and further advanced its diversity and inclusion efforts.

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PPG: Industries and Families PPG: INDUSTRIES AND FAMILIES

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Jun 19, 2019

All the ways PPG protects and beautifies the world. PPG is committed to using resources efficiently and driving sustainability throughout its entire value chain to preserve and protect the environment in which the company operates.

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Paintmaker PPG’s Digital Transformation Ripples Around The World PAINTMAKER PPG’S DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION RIPPLES AROUND THE WORLD

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Jun 19, 2019

PPG has seen many changes over its 135-year history. Originally a glass manufacturer, PPG transitioned the core of its business to paints and specialty coatings that are used on everything from driverless cars to the posts on NHL goals. But the latest change may be the most drastic. PPG has undergon...

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These Data Mining Techniques Will Make The Most of Data Warehousing THESE DATA MINING TECHNIQUES WILL MAKE THE MOST OF DATA WAREHOUSING

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Jun 18, 2019

Data Warehousing means a warehouse of data where it can be stored for analysis. It includes the process of data collection from various databases to one specific place to acquire efficient access. It involves the process of joining data from different resources and structuring it in such a way that ...

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What is Blockchain? WHAT IS BLOCKCHAIN?

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Jun 18, 2019

After a recent presentation at our Supply Chain Leaders Academy, I thought I'd better ask?What is Blockchain and how can we use it?  Can it Benefit the Supply Chain?

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How The Volatile Trucking Industry Is Impacting Your Supply Chain HOW THE VOLATILE TRUCKING INDUSTRY IS IMPACTING YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jun 18, 2019

While these factors disrupted the transportation market that year, and companies of all kinds began outpouring cash just to get their shipments moved, some would argue the tighter capacity and inflated rates that resulted were all business as usual for the trucking industry.

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How Food Producers Are Responding to a Delivery-Oriented World HOW FOOD PRODUCERS ARE RESPONDING TO A DELIVERY-ORIENTED WORLD

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Jun 18, 2019

Consumer demand for ease and efficiency is affecting all types of companies and industries. In the age of Amazon.com and ultra-fast delivery, food is one of the categories that’s most impacted by the trend.While restaurants are struggling to keep up (and make a profit) from third-party deliver...

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Top 5 Surface Transportation Metrics to Know TOP 5 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION METRICS TO KNOW

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Jun 17, 2019

Using the correct set of metrics can lead a shipper to realize if they have the proper balance between service and cost. Using the correct transportation performance metrics will not only let you know your current performance but will also lead you to change processes to become more efficient.Transp...

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Logistics heading to personalisation in digital era LOGISTICS HEADING TO PERSONALISATION IN DIGITAL ERA

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Jun 17, 2019

The biggest trend in logistics right now is arguably not artificial intelligence, blockchain or even visibility, it hyper-personalization – which is ushering in a new era of delivery once only accessible to big global companies and corporates. For Asia legions of entrepreneurs and small busine...

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The Use of AMRs in Warehousing THE USE OF AMRS IN WAREHOUSING

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Jun 15, 2019

As modern warehouses, distribution facilities and E-commerce facilities grow in demand, many industry challenges, both old and new, are becoming more apparent. Labor issues continue to be a growing concern, volume demand is continuing to rise, and consumers are looking for their products sooner rath...

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The Essence of Fleet Management and the Role of Software THE ESSENCE OF FLEET MANAGEMENT AND THE ROLE OF SOFTWARE

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Jun 15, 2019

Proper fleet management is necessary to maintain the successful operation of a company’s assets. Mobile assets are the lifeblood for countless industries, and productivity is reliant on the healthy functioning of such assets. That’s why the responsibilities of fleet managers encompass a ...

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Warehousing & Distribution WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION

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Jun 14, 2019

At Fry-Wagner, we understand the critical role that your supply chain plays in the success of your business. It is our mission to make the warehousing and distribution process efficient and easy, so you can continue to grow your business.

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5 Shipper Demands Shaping the TMS Landscape 5 SHIPPER DEMANDS SHAPING THE TMS LANDSCAPE

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Jun 14, 2019

Characterized as one of the fastest growing enterprise application markets by ARC Advisory Group, the transportation management systems (TMS) sector has been growing at a double-digit rate over the last couple of years—and isn’t showing signs of letting up anytime soon.

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New ways to manage the shipper-carrier relationship NEW WAYS TO MANAGE THE SHIPPER-CARRIER RELATIONSHIP

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Jun 14, 2019

The transformation to dynamic and collaborative freight management taking place today did not all begin overnight, of course. Thanks in large part to technology, carriers and shippers are putting aside their traditional across-the-table negotiations in favor of addressing common problems together. T...

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Logistics Market to Witness Double Digit CAGR by 2024 LOGISTICS MARKET TO WITNESS DOUBLE DIGIT CAGR BY 2024

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Jun 14, 2019

The Logistics Market: Global Industry Size, Share and Trends Analysis and Forecast, 2015-2021 report serves with all-inclusive, highly-effective, and thoroughly analyzed information in a well-organized manner, based on actual facts, about the Logistics Market.

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The 7 Cs of Digital Supply Chain with S/4HANA THE 7 CS OF DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN WITH S/4HANA

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Jun 13, 2019

Successful Supply Chain operations rely on speed, this doesn’t come from a single technology, but a group of imperatives from S/4HANA. The 7 Cs video lays out how systems need to be Connected, Capable, Collaborative, Cyberaware, Complete, Compliant and Cognitive.

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What It Takes To Be Or Work With A 3pl That Handles Perishable Freight WHAT IT TAKES TO BE OR WORK WITH A 3PL THAT HANDLES PERISHABLE FREIGHT

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Jun 13, 2019

In a world that is becoming more globalized by the second, the literal array of products being shipped in 2019 is extremely diverse. One diverse segment is the perishables industry, which distributes goods that naturally deteriorate due to time or environmental conditions. This is an understandably ...

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3PL Central Small Parcel Shipping For 3PLs 3PL CENTRAL SMALL PARCEL SHIPPING FOR 3PLS

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Jun 12, 2019

Every 3PL warehouse is looking to increase packing and shipping efficiency – especially with the rise of ecommerce and omnichannel fulfillment. Our Cloud-Based WMS offers small parcel shipping solutions SmartPack and SmartParcel to take advantage of the best handsfree picking, packing and ship...

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DHL Fulfillment DHL FULFILLMENT

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Jun 11, 2019

The logistic-solution, for your successful e-commerce business. DHL is your professional logistics partner for warehousing, pick an pack, fast shipping as well as returns management.

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Smart Logistics: Catalysts Changing the Logistics Sector SMART LOGISTICS: CATALYSTS CHANGING THE LOGISTICS SECTOR

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Jun 11, 2019

The logistics industry is watching closely as United States and China negotiate to resolve their trade war amidst the threat of higher tariffs starting March 1. At stake is $635 billion in annual trade – China exports $505 billion and imports $130 billion with the US. These negotiations have r...

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2019 Fleet Management Benchmark Survey 2019 FLEET MANAGEMENT BENCHMARK SURVEY

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Jun 11, 2019

The role of the fleet continues to evolve as market conditions and technology change at exponential rates. To stay competitive in today’s dynamic market, fleet professionals are being challenged to demonstrate how the fleet creates value for the organization.

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The Rise of Collaborative Robots THE RISE OF COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS

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Jun 11, 2019

As the fourth industrial revolution, known by some as Industry 4.0, continues to transform the supply chain, companies must aim to increase productivity and improve estate utilization by integrating robotics and automation, without deliberately neglecting employees.MIT Researchers found that robot-h...

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Don’t Sacrifice Security for Fast Shipping DON’T SACRIFICE SECURITY FOR FAST SHIPPING

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Jun 11, 2019

In the online retail industry, mega-sellers like Amazon and Walmart set the standard for what consumers expect in terms of service, ease of use, fulfillment, shipping and more.Amazon recently announced free one-day shipping for Prime members, with the service already rolling out on select products. ...

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5 Logistics Trends to Watch For in 2019 5 LOGISTICS TRENDS TO WATCH FOR IN 2019

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Jun 11, 2019

The logistics industry is under continuous transformation. From the past couple of years, we are constantly experiencing development in the industry, all thanks to the introduction of logistics trends to watch that we’ve read about ad nauseum such as artificial intelligence, big data analytics...

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5 Tips to Mitigate Concealed Damage Claims 5 TIPS TO MITIGATE CONCEALED DAMAGE CLAIMS

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Jun 10, 2019

In regards to concealed damage claims, shippers must know that they ARE THE MOST DIFFICULT type of freight claim to have a positive resolution. At Cerasis we fight for our customer's on concealed damage claims tooth and nail, and the carrier has to fight for their team as well. And at the end of...

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Does Blockchain Have Limitations? DOES BLOCKCHAIN HAVE LIMITATIONS?

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Jun 10, 2019

Blockchain refers to a distributed ledger technology that restricts post-data entry changes and ensures a network of trust and valid data, reports Steve Banker via Logistics Viewpoints. Such technology runs on multiple nodes (transactions), which give supply chains access to like information and ena...

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Unified Transport & Logistics Solution for Freight Forwarders UNIFIED TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS SOLUTION FOR FREIGHT FORWARDERS

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Jun 09, 2019

Our Control Tower for Freight forwarders helps you manage operations with the ease of mobile, the security of blockchain, and the scalability of Salesforce. Give your customers a seamless shipper experience with Neurored

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A Quick Guide To Cold Chain Logistics A QUICK GUIDE TO COLD CHAIN LOGISTICS

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Jun 09, 2019

Cold Chain logistics specializes in the storage, preservation and transportation of cargo that is sensitive to atmospheric conditions and needs to maintain a certain temperature.Cold Chain is imperative for many pharmaceutical products. as spoiled medicine can have serious consequences on the health...

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How Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Are Revolutionizing Logistics, Supply Chain and Transportation HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND MACHINE LEARNING ARE REVOLUTIONIZING LOGISTICS, SUPPLY CHAIN AND TRANSPORTATION

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Jun 08, 2019

Improved performance is of prime concern for any business or enterprise. Together, AI/Machine learning technologies are viewed as the most impactful technology given its wide applicability and promise of addressing complex business problems across the value chain. Logistics, initially, was one aspec...

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Smart Trucks: The Connected Fleet Of Today  And Tomorrow SMART TRUCKS: THE CONNECTED FLEET OF TODAY AND TOMORROW

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Jun 07, 2019

The Internet of Things (IoT) is made up of everyday objects that connect over the web through embedded devices. Let’s look at how the industry is being reshaped as more and more of these devices are being found in trucks and delivery vehicles.

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The State of Transportation Management Systems THE STATE OF TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

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Jun 07, 2019

A Transportation Management System is a vital tool for shipping professionals. It helps to coordinate all of the available data points in a transport network, including rates, route options, warehouse supply, and distribution. Transportation management systems present this information in a clean, ea...

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The Future of Freight Futures in Transportation THE FUTURE OF FREIGHT FUTURES IN TRANSPORTATION

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Jun 07, 2019

Jason Doris and Elliot Brazil from the AM Transport team decided to put their thoughts on the freight futures market in a video. Concerns over the low volumes of trades happening have sparked great discussions internally. If you're not familiar with this tool or idea check out the video and see ...

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Modernize the supply chain with smart, connected analytics MODERNIZE THE SUPPLY CHAIN WITH SMART, CONNECTED ANALYTICS

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Jun 07, 2019

Modern supply chain analytics will facilitate collaboration beyond the four walls of the business and across the entire ecosystem of customers, partners and suppliers. Automated advanced analytics, to anticipate trends and make recommendations, is needed to support decision making, and shared visibi...

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transport logistic | Battle at the Ramp TRANSPORT LOGISTIC | BATTLE AT THE RAMP

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Jun 07, 2019

Almost 258 million transport operations with about 3 billion tons freight weight a year on German motorways. The logistics behind this is highly complex and leads to massive time pressure and arguments for the drivers and workers for their daily loading and unloading.

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The Importance Of Packaging In International Logistics THE IMPORTANCE OF PACKAGING IN INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS

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Jun 07, 2019

If you are a producer that wants to take advantage of the robust global economy, there are a range of processes that you must have in place. Most producers look to experts to help them out. Many producers will hire logistics experts and outsource export tasks, but they overlook one very critical asp...

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How is the largest cargo aircraft in the world used? HOW IS THE LARGEST CARGO AIRCRAFT IN THE WORLD USED?

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Jun 07, 2019

Imagining the largest cargo aircraft in the world almost seems impossible. Even the regular iterations of these planes seem unimaginably huge, but it’s the Antonov An-225 that truly shatters expectations beyond comprehension. There’s only one that’s fully operational in the world, ...

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What does next-generation connectivity mean for transport and mobility? WHAT DOES NEXT-GENERATION CONNECTIVITY MEAN FOR TRANSPORT AND MOBILITY?

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Jun 07, 2019

Next-generation connectivity is enabling the extension of digital technology into more and more aspects of the real world. The tools for this are technological developments like full-fibre broadband, 5G and the decreasing costs of satellite technology. All of these mean much quicker connectivity bet...

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Retail Warehouse Automation Is Finally Top-Priority RETAIL WAREHOUSE AUTOMATION IS FINALLY TOP-PRIORITY

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Jun 07, 2019

Retail warehouse automation should be the standard, but it is the exception for many retailers that have not yet implemented automated technologies. Traditional warehouses needed to perform customary fulfillment and e-commerce fulfillment in tandem. History shows warehouses that typically increase a...

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Changing Perceptions: Attracting Young Talent Into Logistics CHANGING PERCEPTIONS: ATTRACTING YOUNG TALENT INTO LOGISTICS

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Jun 06, 2019

The logistics sector is facing a multitude of challenges amidst a rapidly changing landscape – and it could substantially impact your bottom line. This paper explores the detail and provides actionable insight for protecting your business interests and keeping the thriving UK economy on track....

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The State of Transportation Management Systems, Current Trends, & Key Benefits of a TMS THE STATE OF TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, CURRENT TRENDS, & KEY BENEFITS OF A TMS

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Jun 06, 2019

Supply chain management is a complex, ever-changing process. The actions of yesterday do not necessarily reflect the best practices of tomorrow, and few technologies exhibit this paradigm aside from a transportation management system (TMS). Freight costs are rising faster than ever, and the demand f...

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The Digital Supply Chain with Mathew Smith THE DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN WITH MATHEW SMITH

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Jun 05, 2019

Mathew Smith talks about the Digital Supply Chain!

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Trends in TMS (Transportation Management System) TRENDS IN TMS (TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM)

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Jun 05, 2019

Differences exist between high-quality and delay-ridden shippers. These differences may revolve around multiple factors, but one thing is becoming more apparent. Those that utilize a transportation management system (TMS) reap steep benefits. Shippers are capable of navigating complex freight rates,...

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3 ways to improve work in the warehouse 3 WAYS TO IMPROVE WORK IN THE WAREHOUSE

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Jun 04, 2019

3 ways to improve work in the warehouse.

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Transport and logistics trends to watch out for in 2019 TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2019

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Jun 04, 2019

Despite speculation about a potential slowdown in the global economy, over 80% of businesses felt confident about their stability into the future. More than half of those were “rather positive” about the future with over 60% stating that they are actively investing in efficiency initiati...

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The Current State of TMS (Transportation Management Systems) THE CURRENT STATE OF TMS (TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS)

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Jun 04, 2019

The current state of TMS (Transportation Management Systems) reflects the ongoing need for a shipper to control freight spend and reduce delays. As Walmart and Amazon work to increase customer service through low-cost, faster delivery, shippers must take note of the market and embrace its full poten...

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Fleet Maintenance Solutions to Improve Your Fleet FLEET MAINTENANCE SOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE YOUR FLEET

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Jun 03, 2019

In this white paper, we discuss five fleet maintenance solutions you can implement in order to increase productivity, reduce downtime and manage your fleet more efficiently.

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Shipping Container Facts SHIPPING CONTAINER FACTS

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Jun 03, 2019

The Shipping Container is a remarkable peace of engineering. Check out the following infographic for some facts you didn’t know about containers

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From Drones to Blockchain – Cutting-edge Tech is Molding the Future of Supply Chains FROM DRONES TO BLOCKCHAIN – CUTTING-EDGE TECH IS MOLDING THE FUTURE OF SUPPLY CHAINS

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Jun 03, 2019

Efficient transport of goods to factories and customers forms the backbone of the global economy. But as supply chains become increasingly international and shoppers demand faster deliveries, moving products across the world becomes more complex. To cope with new challenges and maintain the same lev...

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Symbia Logistics SYMBIA LOGISTICS

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Jun 03, 2019

Symbia Logistics is a third-generation supply chain management company. Symbia is growing substantially. Starting as a three facility operation, Symbia Logistics is now operating with multiple facilities across the United States and Canada.

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Blockchain and Sustainability: Making the World More Eco-Friendly, One Business at a Time BLOCKCHAIN AND SUSTAINABILITY: MAKING THE WORLD MORE ECO-FRIENDLY, ONE BUSINESS AT A TIME

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Jun 03, 2019

We’ve discussed the impacts that blockchain will have on supply chain and logistics day in and day out. It’s poised to revolutionize the industry. But let’s take a step back and analyze blockchain’s bigger picture impact and what global adoption could mean for the green movem...

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5 Factors that Determine an LTL Rate 5 FACTORS THAT DETERMINE AN LTL RATE

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Jun 03, 2019

The cost of LTL shipping is increasing, if not remaining the same. Some shippers may still this rise in rates as unjustified, and history would suggest the same. Rather than blindly paying these fees, you need to know what affects LTL shipping rates and how you can leverage this information to secur...

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What Is a Transportation Management System & 6 Ways a TMS Optimizes Shippers? WHAT IS A TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM & 6 WAYS A TMS OPTIMIZES SHIPPERS?

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Jun 03, 2019

Supply chain management is a complex, ever-changing process. The actions of yesterday do not necessarily reflect the best practices of tomorrow. Amazon and Walmart continue to encroach on small businesses, and the ability to gain insight into freight spend has never been more critical. With all the ...

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Potsdam-based supply chain visibility platform Synfioo raises €2.5 million POTSDAM-BASED SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY PLATFORM SYNFIOO RAISES €2.5 MILLION

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Jun 03, 2019

Potsdam-based startup Synfioo is tackling the difficulties of non-transparent supply chains, by displaying real-time information for rail, air, and road transport to all companies involved on its cloud-based platform. The platform includes an algorithm that calculates possible sources of disruption ...

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Energy efficiency overhaul for logistics centre ENERGY EFFICIENCY OVERHAUL FOR LOGISTICS CENTRE

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Jun 03, 2019

Best cases in energy efficiency: A complete energy overhaul for GCT logistics centre. Heavy-duty geothermal heat pumps cut energy costs by 20 pct and CO2 emissions by as much as 60 pct.

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Blockchain BLOCKCHAIN'S POTENTIAL ROLE IN TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

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Jun 02, 2019

JP Wiggins, Co-Founder & Vice President of Logistics at 3Gtms, discusses blockchain and its potential role in transportation management.

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Automation and real time visibility for transportation and logistics AUTOMATION AND REAL TIME VISIBILITY FOR TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS

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Jun 01, 2019

Transportation organizations often struggle with the integration of information between internal systems, processes and partner portals. Legacy systems and EDI cannot keep pace with today's market dynamics. This infographic illustrates the current challenges and areas for improvement of the orga...

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Common Incoterms Mistakes To Avoid When Shipping COMMON INCOTERMS MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN SHIPPING

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May 31, 2019

Incoterms guide international commercial law – and help make shipments more smooth on the global market. But, too often, mistakes occur that can delay shipments and cause unnecessary financial losses. Here are some common Incoterms mistakes to avoid.

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2019 State of the Third-Party Logistics Industry Report 2019 STATE OF THE THIRD-PARTY LOGISTICS INDUSTRY REPORT

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May 31, 2019

The world of 3PL warehousing is quickly evolving. What was required for your 3PL customers last year may not be what they need this year. How does the supply chain and logistics industry meet these new complex challenges headon while keeping up with customer needs, maintaining efficient operations, ...

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Effective Inbound Logistics: A Combination of Automation and Managed Services EFFECTIVE INBOUND LOGISTICS: A COMBINATION OF AUTOMATION AND MANAGED SERVICES

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May 31, 2019

This is our last video in our all things inbound freight management Talking Freight Series. We will wrap strategy, services, and technology all together today to talk about how a combo of all three is what leads to effective inbound logistics.

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Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Warehouse Management Set to Take Center Stage in Warehouse Automation ROBOTICS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, AND WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SET TO TAKE CENTER STAGE IN WAREHOUSE AUTOMATION

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May 31, 2019

The writing is on the wall for traditional, manual-based processes in supply chain management, says Cade Metz of The New York Times. While Amazon leads the way, other companies, including carriers such as FedEx and DHL, are testing and developing robotic-based systems to speed operations. Unfortunat...

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Anaplan for Supply Chain ANAPLAN FOR SUPPLY CHAIN

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May 31, 2019

The supply chain of yesterday was linear, sequential, and static – now, it’s dynamic, multi-directional, and constantly changing. But far too often, supply chain leaders make decisions in a data vacuum. Anaplan for Supply Chain takes a holistic approach to supply chain management by enab...

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Concept Infographics Equipment Warehous CONCEPT INFOGRAPHICS EQUIPMENT WAREHOUS

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May 31, 2019

These reusable containers are used to optimize space on pallets and in trucks, trailers, and warehouses for shipping, distribution, order picking and storage of materials. Containers are offered with attached lids, and can be nested.

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Warehouseconstruction WAREHOUSECONSTRUCTION

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May 31, 2019

It is a fact that supply chain losses of agro-commodities are the highest among that of all produced commodities. The only solution to curtail supply chain losses of agro-commodities is its quality storage. While considering the supply chain efficiency of farm produce, the vital link thatrequires sp...

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How to Select the Right Pallet Rack for your Warehouse HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT PALLET RACK FOR YOUR WAREHOUSE

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May 30, 2019

Warehouse management is an industry that is growing every year. As this continues to occur, the daily demands of the workforce inside the warehouse increase as well. Supplies and inventory are two of these factors that increase consistently. As these numbers begin to rise, you will need a method of ...

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Bitmax Inks Asset Management, Supply Chain Deal with Distribution Solutions BITMAX INKS ASSET MANAGEMENT, SUPPLY CHAIN DEAL WITH DISTRIBUTION SOLUTIONS

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May 30, 2019

Digital media management and licensing company Bitmax has inked a multi-year deal to provide content management and digital supply chain services to Distribution Solutions, a division of indie film label distributor Alliance Entertainment. The deal calls for Bitmax to support an arrange of services,...

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Optimize Your Supply Chain EDI w/ Celerant & SPS Commerce OPTIMIZE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN EDI W/ CELERANT & SPS COMMERCE

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May 30, 2019

Stratus Retail is a powerful retail system that integrates with Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) by SPS Commerce. This integration allows small to mid-market retailers to maximize and expand vendor relationships by managing their entire fulfillment onboarding and drop shipping process. The integrat...

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Logistics Management System LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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May 30, 2019

Today, logistics is very important to career field as in the absence of planning the plan execution, many problems like food shortage would arise in the world. Many logistics firms are hiring managers in order to stay updated with the latest technology. So, if you are looking for a change in your lo...

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Temperature Controlled Supply Chain Astonishing Growth: AmeriCold Logistics, Nichirei Logistics Group TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED SUPPLY CHAIN ASTONISHING GROWTH: AMERICOLD LOGISTICS, NICHIREI LOGISTICS GROUP

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May 30, 2019

The latest market report by a Reports monitors with the title ‘Global Temperature Controlled Supply Chain Market size (in 2018) and CAGR between 2019 and 2025.’ The new report on the worldwide Temperature Controlled Supply Chain market is committed to fulfilling the necessities of the cl...

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Supply Chain Management Data: Here’s How Big Data Makes the Supply Chain More Efficient SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT DATA: HERE’S HOW BIG DATA MAKES THE SUPPLY CHAIN MORE EFFICIENT

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May 29, 2019

It’s clear and has been for a while that big data and advanced analytics technologies are transforming a lot of day-to-day operations. In entertainment, it can suggest new movies and content. In health care, it’s helping professionals discover new treatments or care solutions, and in man...

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Supply Chain Overview Spend Analysis SUPPLY CHAIN OVERVIEW SPEND ANALYSIS

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May 29, 2019

Unilever identifies Strategic Suppliers as those that represent a significant proportion of our spend or volume. Suppliers with spend over a defined threshold value, where there is a unique dependency, where the supplier cannot be easily replaced and they represent a high risk on external indices. N...

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Alke ALKE' ECO FRIENDLY LOGISTICS

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May 29, 2019

Alke' electric delivery vehicles are silent, extremely easy to move around and with a big load volume suitable for logistics and last mile delivery companies.

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TPS Global Logistics - Award winning multi-modal freight forwarding solutions TPS GLOBAL LOGISTICS - AWARD WINNING MULTI-MODAL FREIGHT FORWARDING SOLUTIONS

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May 29, 2019

We are a leading logistics service provider for e-commerce, time critical, hazardous and high value cargo industries. Meet the team and learn more about our freight services.

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Warehouses spring up near Poznan WAREHOUSES SPRING UP NEAR POZNAN

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May 28, 2019

As part of the expansion of the largest logistics centre of Raben Group, a modern warehouse with the capacity of 21 thousand m2 was built in Robakowo near Poznań. After the investment, the Logistics Centre in Gądki has 120,000 m2 of warehouse capacity and the possibility of storing 185 thousand pall...

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A Look Inside the Global Shipping Programme Warehouse | eBay for business A LOOK INSIDE THE GLOBAL SHIPPING PROGRAMME WAREHOUSE | EBAY FOR BUSINESS

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May 28, 2019

There are potentially millions of buyers around the world looking for something exactly like what you have to sell. We make it easy to reach a global audience and post your sold items overseas. In fact, with the Global Shipping Programme (GSP) international postage is just as simple as selling to so...

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Empowering global supply chain with innovative technologies EMPOWERING GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN WITH INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

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May 27, 2019

For more than two decades, we have worked with shipping lines, terminals and logistics providers to optimize their business operations and processes though modern, integrated platforms. We lead the way in automation, communication and collaborative tools that improve customers’ overall efficie...

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5 Ways Technology Improves Inbound Freight Management 5 WAYS TECHNOLOGY IMPROVES INBOUND FREIGHT MANAGEMENT

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May 24, 2019

Last week we took a dive into automation to improve inbound logistics management and today will go even further, but going into the technology used to manage inbound freight & have more compliant vendors. So Let’s talk 5 Ways Inbound Logistics Technology aids in better management.

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Business & Logistics Infographic BUSINESS & LOGISTICS INFOGRAPHIC

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May 24, 2019

Business & Logistics Infographic Elements Infographic Elements – process infographics, workflow diagrams, timeline infographics, steps and options, chart, process etc.

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A Smart Warehouse Enhances the Supply Chain A SMART WAREHOUSE ENHANCES THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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May 24, 2019

Warehouse logistics problems are becoming a thing of the past, thanks to smart technology. Just as digital thermostats and security systems have reoriented life at home, and wearables have transformed healthcare, these technologies have great potential to improve the storage and delivery of goods. A...

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Improving Inbound Freight Management: How Data-Driven Processes Bring Efficiencies & Reduce Costs IMPROVING INBOUND FREIGHT MANAGEMENT: HOW DATA-DRIVEN PROCESSES BRING EFFICIENCIES & REDUCE COSTS

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May 23, 2019

Shippers may work with countless vendors in today’s world, and in the age of e-commerce, it is possible for shippers to work vendors and suppliers from across the globe. Unfortunately, managing this complex vendor network and controlling inbound freight costs is difficult at best, and the use ...

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A TMS Is Now A Critical Tool In Inventory And Fulfillment Management A TMS IS NOW A CRITICAL TOOL IN INVENTORY AND FULFILLMENT MANAGEMENT

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May 23, 2019

Proper warehouse management is critical to inventory flow, but it doesn't start at the warehouse, it starts at order and continues through delivery, which brings into play a transportation management system (TMS).

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5 Ways to Improve Workflow & Cut Costs in the Warehouse 5 WAYS TO IMPROVE WORKFLOW & CUT COSTS IN THE WAREHOUSE

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May 23, 2019

Warehouse managers are experiencing more pressure than ever to control and cut costs in the warehouse and accurately fill orders to stay competitive. Booming e-commerce and consumer demand call for faster production, which creates more opportunities for hazards and costly inefficiencies. Increasing ...

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Reaching up for additional space REACHING UP FOR ADDITIONAL SPACE

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May 23, 2019

The continued shift towards online retail – which reached its highest level ever of 21.5% in November 2018  – is driving unprecedented demand for warehouse space. But with costs also rising, moving to new space is not always an option. Add in the shift towards 24x7 operations and th...

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AI Augmenting Transportation AI AUGMENTING TRANSPORTATION

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May 23, 2019

AI is already playing a big role in transportation. From autonomous train systems and cargo ships, to traffic light management, airport face scanning, or intelligent travel booking AI is helping to make transportation as a whole more efficient. In this infographic from Cognilytica we explore 8 ways ...

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Enabling Data-Driven Logistics with Snowflake ENABLING DATA-DRIVEN LOGISTICS WITH SNOWFLAKE

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May 22, 2019

Redwood Logistics, a transportation and logistics business, chose Snowflake for massive concurrency, high compute, and overall cost. Snowflake allows Redwood Logistics to iterate more value to their customers, rather than spending time thinking about infrastructure and data.

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How do you define regional haul? HOW DO YOU DEFINE REGIONAL HAUL?

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May 22, 2019

There are some common themes about regional haul but just as many disagreements about how fleets and drivers see regional haul.

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16 reasons your trucking business won’t sell 16 REASONS YOUR TRUCKING BUSINESS WON’T SELL

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May 21, 2019

Across the U.S., merger-and-acquisition activity is affecting the trucking competitive landscape in profound ways. Whether you are interested in selling or not, you are probably receiving knocks on the door. No matter the stage of your company’s life cycle, it is important for you to understan...

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Automation Drives the Next Generation of 3PL Fulfillment AUTOMATION DRIVES THE NEXT GENERATION OF 3PL FULFILLMENT

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May 20, 2019

The unrelenting growth of e-commerce is fundamentally changing the third-party logistics (3PL) industry. To stay competitive and meet increasing consumer expectations for on-time and accurate deliveries, many retailers are tapping 3PL providers to augment their order fulfillment capabilities.

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Truckers stand to benefit from blockchain TRUCKERS STAND TO BENEFIT FROM BLOCKCHAIN

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May 20, 2019

While discussion surrounding blockchain technology often focuses on the secure tracking of goods and financial transactions, proponents see truck drivers also reaping benefits. These benefits can start even before a driver is behind the wheel

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Optimizing Labor Management to Improve Warehouse Operations OPTIMIZING LABOR MANAGEMENT TO IMPROVE WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS

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May 20, 2019

Take a moment to think about your top issues in warehousing. Available slots, cycle times, labor costs, supplier relationship management, transportation management, and dock management are only a few of the everyday challenges supply chain leaders face in managing warehouses. Unfortunately, the topi...

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5 Steps for Supply Chain Digitization 5 STEPS FOR SUPPLY CHAIN DIGITIZATION

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May 20, 2019

Digital supply chains aim to minimize waste and bring greater profits while being a truly efficient system. For a truly successful transformation of the existing system into a digital one, the development of an orderly process to implement and integrate the necessary technologies is key. Today we&rs...

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DHL Auto-Mobility Battery Logistics DHL AUTO-MOBILITY BATTERY LOGISTICS

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May 17, 2019

DHL supports the car makers’ supply chain to fill their auto-mobility ambition with end-to-end battery logistics solutions through a global network and local expertise.

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Smart Port And Smart Container Make Supply Chain More Efficient SMART PORT AND SMART CONTAINER MAKE SUPPLY CHAIN MORE EFFICIENT

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May 17, 2019

Data and digitisation now form an integral part of modern supply chains. This is also the case in the container industry. Whether we are talking about optimising transport planning, customs declarations or chain cooperation - with the aim of increasing reliability in the chain, both concepts have ra...

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20 shipping acronyms all shippers should know 20 SHIPPING ACRONYMS ALL SHIPPERS SHOULD KNOW

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May 17, 2019

International ocean freight is filled with many such technical terms that easily confuse the occasional and not to mention new importers and exporters unfamiliar with the ins-and-outs of this complex industry.From required documents and shipment types to international regulations and customs procedu...

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5 Must-Have Automation Features in a TMS 5 MUST-HAVE AUTOMATION FEATURES IN A TMS

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May 17, 2019

We continue our all things inbound freight management today by pivoting away from strategy, crucial considerations to execute the strategy & have sound fundamentals, and a few tips to reduce overall costs. The next natural step is to talk about technology.

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How fleets are using blockchain HOW FLEETS ARE USING BLOCKCHAIN

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May 16, 2019

Companies are finding ways to use blockchain to ensure that food is safe and to promote more efficient and secure trade.

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Five Practices Damaging Operational Performance in Today’s Supply Chain FIVE PRACTICES DAMAGING OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE IN TODAY’S SUPPLY CHAIN

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May 16, 2019

Logistics organizations of all sizes are facing lower profits, higher customer expectations, and increased volatility. To enhance their profitability and competitive advantage, they are seeking new and innovative ways to trim costs, be more efficient, and boost customer satisfaction. Five common pra...

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5 Impacts of Autonomous Trucking on Supply Chains 5 IMPACTS OF AUTONOMOUS TRUCKING ON SUPPLY CHAINS

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May 16, 2019

The flying car of the future might still be out of reach, but autonomous trucking is moving quickly into view for many businesses. Trucks manned by technology, with no human drivers, are currently being tested around the globe.Companies have a vested interest in exploring how an autonomous fleet can...

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Need Labor for the Distribution Center? NEED LABOR FOR THE DISTRIBUTION CENTER?

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May 15, 2019

The rapid growth of eCommerce coupled with low unemployment has put pressure on the supply chain and logistics, particularly in the distribution center where labor continues to be a critical component of the business for many retail, wholesale and manufacturing firms. Distribution center managers ar...

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Winning the Battle for Warehouse Talent WINNING THE BATTLE FOR WAREHOUSE TALENT

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May 15, 2019

The demand for warehouse workers is in an unprecedented upward trend, and as more consumers embrace online shopping, this is only set to accelerate. In fact, warehouses and distribution centers in the United States will need an additional 452,000 workers by the end of 2019, according to a report by ...

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Warehousing & Distribution Best Practices: New Technologies & Automation Finding The Right Fit WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION BEST PRACTICES: NEW TECHNOLOGIES & AUTOMATION FINDING THE RIGHT FIT

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May 15, 2019

As Automation Continues To Proliferate in the warehouse, companies across all industries are asking themselves what technology they really need, how much to invest in it, and what to expect in return. Driven by the booming e-commerce sector, the need for omni-channel thinking, a tight labor market, ...

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Remodeling your logistics partnerships with technology investments REMODELING YOUR LOGISTICS PARTNERSHIPS WITH TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENTS

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May 15, 2019

Check out the latest Global Customer Report 2019 infographic packed full of digestible stats and figures on the latest applications of supply chain digital technologies and those which are on the cusp of game changing modern logistics relationships.

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Top 10 Tips To Improve Warehouse Security TOP 10 TIPS TO IMPROVE WAREHOUSE SECURITY

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May 14, 2019

Warehouses across the globe face wide ranging risks such as theft, pilferage, burglary, accidental fire, arson, natural calamities, and damage caused by improper handling of goods. If these risks are left unchecked, it can prove costly for the entity operating the facility. Warehousing is an importa...

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TGW Residual Solution TGW RESIDUAL SOLUTION

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May 14, 2019

TGW's Residual Solution uses state-of-the-art technologies that greatly reduces or eliminates the need for manual picking.

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Amazon is testing robots that box up your orders AMAZON IS TESTING ROBOTS THAT BOX UP YOUR ORDERS

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May 13, 2019

The machines could eventually replace more than 1,300 humans.

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Top 5 Warehouse Management Technologies TOP 5 WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES

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May 13, 2019

New technologies are being developed that will propel warehouse management and shape the supply chain of the future. From the dramatic changes possible through the cloud to the applications of Big Data, you need to know the top warehouse management technologies that will shape your future. Today we&...

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Shipping Containers: How Containerization Supercharged Global Trade SHIPPING CONTAINERS: HOW CONTAINERIZATION SUPERCHARGED GLOBAL TRADE

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May 13, 2019

The Illinois Soybean Association created a series of infographics demonstrating the ways in which containers are used efficiently and create opportunities for many industries. Many aren’t aware of the numerous ways in which shipping containers made transportation easier, thereby supercharging ...

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To Ease the Squeeze of New Tariffs, Focus on Compliance TO EASE THE SQUEEZE OF NEW TARIFFS, FOCUS ON COMPLIANCE

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May 13, 2019

A year after tariffs on more than 1,300 Chinese goods first sent importers reeling, the news supply chain managers everywhere have been dreading is finally here.Last week's tariff increase from 10 percent to 25 percent, which went into effect May 10, gave organizations less than a week to plan f...

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The best mix: DHL Logistic Center Greven with MCP THE BEST MIX: DHL LOGISTIC CENTER GREVEN WITH MCP

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May 13, 2019

The DHL logistics center in Greven is one of the largest high-performance fulfillment centers in Germany. DHL is a long-standing partner of HSE24, an omnichannel trader specializing in teleshopping and retail via phone and Internet.

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Humanless Warehousing: Tips to Prepare for a Robot-Driven Future HUMANLESS WAREHOUSING: TIPS TO PREPARE FOR A ROBOT-DRIVEN FUTURE

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May 13, 2019

Mujin, a Tokyo-based company, has developed and deployed the first fully automated, humanless warehousing robotic systems, reports CNBC. Unfortunately, significant challenges continue to plague the idea of humanless warehousing, yet the benefits of automation and robotics must not be ignored. Supply...

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Robotic Warehouses: Why Are Companies Straggling Behind the Movement? ROBOTIC WAREHOUSES: WHY ARE COMPANIES STRAGGLING BEHIND THE MOVEMENT?

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May 13, 2019

Robotic warehouses have great potential. Supply chain leaders across the globe scour the latest technologies and capabilities of robots. The reasoning is simple; robots offer a tireless army of workers without the hassle of managing human laborers. Unfortunately, significant obstacles to robotic war...

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How Amazon seeks to speed up shipping HOW AMAZON SEEKS TO SPEED UP SHIPPING

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May 13, 2019

Amazon is now offering its employees a new way to work for the company.The Seattle-based retailer has proposed that its employees quit their jobs and start their own delivery services through Amazon. According to The Associated Press, the offer comes as Amazon seeks to speed up its shipping time fro...

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Effective Reverse Logistics: Protecting the Bottom Line and Gaining Competitive Advantage EFFECTIVE REVERSE LOGISTICS: PROTECTING THE BOTTOM LINE AND GAINING COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

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May 13, 2019

In an increasingly competitive industry, retailers can no longer rely on providing the right product at the right price, with customer service taking center ground in the battle for consumers’ hard-earned cash.Retailers that have performed well in recent years have done so by providing a consi...

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Blockchain in Logistics BLOCKCHAIN IN LOGISTICS

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May 12, 2019

Blockchain explores more and more industries every day. ... The logistics industry involves many parties: manufacturers, customers, suppliers, auditors, etc. The blockchain technology offers benefits for everyone in this chain. It allows customers to track the product and trace the whole chain of pr...

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Reducing Costs in Shipping with a Focus on Inbound Logistics Strategy REDUCING COSTS IN SHIPPING WITH A FOCUS ON INBOUND LOGISTICS STRATEGY

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May 10, 2019

Shippers often forget about the possible savings through an effective inbound logistics strategy. Unfortunately, this disconnect could be costing tens of thousands of dollars and eating away at your bottom line. In addition, managing vendors and inbound logistics can feel like a lot of work for litt...

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Inbound Freight Costs: How Gaining Visibility Achieves Bottom Line Savings INBOUND FREIGHT COSTS: HOW GAINING VISIBILITY ACHIEVES BOTTOM LINE SAVINGS

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May 10, 2019

Improving visibility is a goal of most organizations, but inbound freight is much more than simple dock scheduling. Shippers were faced with the need to understand the cost, transit, purchase order associations, carrier selections, vendor requirements, specifications within the inbound freight routi...

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6 Ways to Improve Efficiency, Speed, and Accuracy in Your Warehouse 6 WAYS TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY, SPEED, AND ACCURACY IN YOUR WAREHOUSE

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May 10, 2019

Modern warehouses are already much faster and more efficient than those 20, even ten years ago. But you’re still feeling the budget crunch every quarter. And, if you’re like us, you know that there are always things we can do to make a warehouse a little better.

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Rhenus Logistics – Opportunities in Logistics. RHENUS LOGISTICS – OPPORTUNITIES IN LOGISTICS.

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May 09, 2019

Have you worked out the logistics of your career yet? You will at Rhenus. Discover the diverse job opportunities at the Rhenus Group. Be curious and have a look! Here you can find further information and current job vacancies

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How To Maximize the Value of Your Managed Transportation Services Partnership HOW TO MAXIMIZE THE VALUE OF YOUR MANAGED TRANSPORTATION SERVICES PARTNERSHIP

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May 09, 2019

Managed Transportation Services (MTS) are being increasingly embraced by shippers, and with good reason: studies have shown that shippers can reduce costs, create visibility and drive efficiencies when they partner with an MTS solutions provider. A 2016 study by ARC Advisory Group indicated that 32 ...

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Harmonized system codes: how to provide a valid description of goods HARMONIZED SYSTEM CODES: HOW TO PROVIDE A VALID DESCRIPTION OF GOODS

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May 08, 2019

How do you provide a valid description of goods when shipping internationally? Find out how Harmonized System (HS) codes can help reduce the risk of delay at customs while avoiding overpayment on duties.

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Transformation in Retail, Logistics and Transportation TRANSFORMATION IN RETAIL, LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION

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May 08, 2019

Amazon’s rise has triggered profound changes in the retail, transportation, and logistics industries. To remain competitive, forward-thinking organizations are optimizing their supply chain and customer experience through a technology and data-driven approach.

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Transport & Logistics Turnover & Hiring Trends TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS TURNOVER & HIRING TRENDS

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May 08, 2019

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

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New Opportunities In Global Drone Logistics and Transportation  Market With Economic Growth And Five Forces Analysis By 2028. NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN GLOBAL DRONE LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION MARKET WITH ECONOMIC GROWTH AND FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS BY 2028.

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May 08, 2019

Drone Logistics and Transportation  research report is a elaborate analysis of this scenario of the business. Associate in Nursing insight study of Drone Logistics and Transportation market  done by industrial skilled and market consultants. This Drone Logistics and Transportation  re...

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How More Effective Inbound Logistics Management Improves Procurement in the Supply Chain HOW MORE EFFECTIVE INBOUND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT IMPROVES PROCUREMENT IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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May 07, 2019

Making changes that promote effective inbound logistics management can have a significant impact on your organization’s procurement department and team members. Unfortunately, many in the industry still uses the terms procurement and inbound logistics interchangeably, but procurement involves ...

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Making the Case for an Integrated Warehousing & Distribution Solution MAKING THE CASE FOR AN INTEGRATED WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION SOLUTION

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May 07, 2019

Knowing that this perfect combination can be hard to establish and orchestrate internally, more companies are turning to third-party experts to manage the labor, logistics and technology that makes their warehouse and distribution operations tick. Doing so leaves the manufacturer, distributor, or re...

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Best Practices in Carrier Compliance Management BEST PRACTICES IN CARRIER COMPLIANCE MANAGEMENT

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May 07, 2019

When people think Convoy, they think technology, data, and insights that result in lower cost and better service.Yet, at the end of the day, no matter how incredible our tech is, we are providing trucking as a service. When shippers hire us, they trust that the driver showing up at their facility is...

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Integrating Air and Inland Transportation Solves Unique Challenges INTEGRATING AIR AND INLAND TRANSPORTATION SOLVES UNIQUE CHALLENGES

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May 07, 2019

Plenty of challenges can surface in the course of executing global logistics, no matter what industry you’re in. The ability to work with one company to service all your transportation needs – including ocean, air, customs brokerage, trade compliance, vendor management, and surface trans...

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Integrated solutions and dedicated fleets—how they can maximize your supply chain INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS AND DEDICATED FLEETS—HOW THEY CAN MAXIMIZE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

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May 07, 2019

As the demands facing manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors continue to evolve, so must the services transportation and logistics companies provide their customers. All parties involved are recognizing that integrated solutions—a blending of multiple transportation and distribution opti...

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HMM - Over-sized cargo service HMM - OVER-SIZED CARGO SERVICE

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May 07, 2019

HMM provides a special service for your over-sized cargoes. Even if the cargoes are too huge/heavy to load the basic boxes, it can be shipped with special type of containers: open top (OT) or flat rack (FR) containers. The special cargoes require more sensitive care than the general one, so we have ...

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Prepare now for federal pay equity PREPARE NOW FOR FEDERAL PAY EQUITY

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May 07, 2019

Modernizing your workforce starts with modernizing your HR approach.In today’s labour market, successful truck fleets and logistics companies know that staying abreast of the issues will help them stay ahead of the competition. Follow Trucking HR Canada’s 10 part “Modernizing Your ...

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When Carriers Win, Shippers Win WHEN CARRIERS WIN, SHIPPERS WIN

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May 07, 2019

Trucking is the undisputed backbone of the American economy—the $700 billion industry1
movesnearly 70% of the country’s freight tonnage2, and for financial experts, it’s a leading indicator of the country’s economic health. The baseline assumption has long been the sam...

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5 Ways Artificial Intelligence will Impact Transportation Management 5 WAYS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WILL IMPACT TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

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May 06, 2019

With the volumes of data in supply chains and logistics growing every day, the need for more sophisticated processing solutions is becoming more urgent. That’s why many companies are adopting such AI computing techniques as machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing. Toda...

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Mobility: the biggest challenge in the logistics sector today MOBILITY: THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE IN THE LOGISTICS SECTOR TODAY

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May 06, 2019

In the run-up to transport logistic 2019, our CCO Sam Bruynseels talks about the biggest challenge in the logistics sector today: Mobility

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What’s Happening with the Trade War? WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THE TRADE WAR?

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May 06, 2019

Simply put, a trade war is when countries start waging an economic battle with each other using tariffs. One country will put tariffs on another’s goods, and the other will retaliate in kind.A tariff, sometimes called a duty,  is a tax imposed by one nation on another’s imports. (In...

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The Top 6 Reasons to Have a Good Inbound Logistics Program THE TOP 6 REASONS TO HAVE A GOOD INBOUND LOGISTICS PROGRAM

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May 03, 2019

A large percentage of a shipper’s transportation arise from inbound logistics cost. Part of the problem lies in misconceptions around inbound logistics, including manual, data-intense processes and added stress. However, modern technology is changing that perception, and the importance of havi...

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Transforming Your Supply Chain Into an Opportunity Center TRANSFORMING YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN INTO AN OPPORTUNITY CENTER

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May 03, 2019

As new markets open up or change, even more significant risks may come to the fore. It is more critical than ever for companies to increase visibility not only into their own operations, but also their supplier and vendor ecosystems as well. With so much risk in play, any technology that helps compa...

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How a Blockchain Platform Will Help Truckers Be More Efficient and Earn More Money HOW A BLOCKCHAIN PLATFORM WILL HELP TRUCKERS BE MORE EFFICIENT AND EARN MORE MONEY

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May 03, 2019

The trucking industry moves more than 70% of America’s freight, and gross freight revenues from trucking exceeded $726.4 billion in 2015, reports TechCrunch. Today, shippers are demanding more availability, time and capacity, and truckers are struggling to meet these demands. In response, the ...

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Building the future of freight, together BUILDING THE FUTURE OF FREIGHT, TOGETHER

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May 02, 2019

Convoy’s product team has worked closely with hundreds of businesses — from domestic glass makers to multi-billion-dollar energy companies — to better understand how we can give you more confidence, control, and knowledge throughout your shipping operations. We found that most orga...

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‘One Hundred Lost Minutes’: The Hidden Productivity Cost in Logistics ‘ONE HUNDRED LOST MINUTES’: THE HIDDEN PRODUCTIVITY COST IN LOGISTICS

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May 02, 2019

Imagine that a logistics company learned that a concealed flaw in truck engines was costing up to 100 minutes in lost productivity with every incident – and that the number was continuing to rise.Something like this is already happening, but it isn’t with 18-wheelers. Surprisingly, the p...

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Becoming a Shipper of Choice BECOMING A SHIPPER OF CHOICE

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May 01, 2019

In today’s market, finding capacity can get competitive. There’s only so much capacity available, but you still need to get your cargo to its destination on time and in full. In order to get your shipments prioritized over your competition’s, you need to become a shipper of choice....

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The Logistics Transport Evolution: The Road Ahead THE LOGISTICS TRANSPORT EVOLUTION: THE ROAD AHEAD

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May 01, 2019

Trends such as the explosive growth of e-commerce, the continued urbanization of markets, and big data analytics and digitalization are driving a massive change. This shift is ratcheting up service expectations, supporting growth in emerging markets, creating new ground transportation solutions, and...

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LOGISTICS 2030 NAVIGATING A DISRUPTIVE DECADE LOGISTICS 2030 NAVIGATING A DISRUPTIVE DECADE

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Apr 30, 2019

The year 2030 is not a long way off. Over the next twelve years, supply chain professionals will encounter many challenges and rapid change. It is important to assess the strategies, requirements, and tools that will shape supply chains and drive success over the next decade.

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5G – SHAKING UP THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY 5G – SHAKING UP THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY

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Apr 30, 2019

The next generation of mobile technology will soon cover one-third of the global population – 5G is set to arrive within the next three years. 5G as compared to previous network generations has shorter latency (time to transmission information), higher frequency (more data) and wider bandwidth...

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Working at Arvato Supply Chain Solutions WORKING AT ARVATO SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS

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Apr 30, 2019

Arvato Supply Chain Solutions is an innovative and international leading service provider in the field of e-commerce and supply chain management.

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The Benefits of Outsourcing Fulfillment THE BENEFITS OF OUTSOURCING FULFILLMENT

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Apr 30, 2019

The logistics of managing inventory and fulfilling orders can be extremely challenging. It requires having warehouse space to store your inventory, a way to properly communicate orders to the warehouse, and employees to package and ship your inventory in a timely manner, not to mention offering dyna...

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Five Things to Know About Hiring a Car-Shipping Company FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT HIRING A CAR-SHIPPING COMPANY

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Apr 30, 2019

When it comes to car transportation services, considerations of price and quality are key. No one wants a car with scratches, paint chips and dents when it arrives. So here is a checklist of questions to consider before hiring a logistics company to move your car.

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5 Final Mile Delivery Tips for LTL Shippers 5 FINAL MILE DELIVERY TIPS FOR LTL SHIPPERS

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Apr 29, 2019

Final mile deliveries can account for ~30% of total delivery costs & you can win or lose a customer for life depending on a good or bad delivery experience. That's why we give you 5 Final Mile Delivery Tips on this "Fast Freight Five."

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4 Common Traits of the Best Freight Forwarders 4 COMMON TRAITS OF THE BEST FREIGHT FORWARDERS

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Apr 29, 2019

Freight forwarders can be a firm or a company that specializes in services that make your shipping needs much easier to handle. People that engage competitively in the business industry today usually require the help of freight forwarders so that they can free themselves up from the complicated nuts...

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Digital Transformation of Warehousing by Industry: What You Need to Know DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF WAREHOUSING BY INDUSTRY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Apr 29, 2019

The digital transformation of warehousing affects every supply chain. The days of handling processes manually and tracking operations with limited technologies are ending. In addition, the demands of consumers for increased transparency, better accountability, and faster throughput will cause the di...

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Key Technological Drivers of Change in Transportation KEY TECHNOLOGICAL DRIVERS OF CHANGE IN TRANSPORTATION

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Apr 27, 2019

As the transportation industry becomes increasingly digitalized, we decided to share the most important technological drivers of change in three core branches of transportation: trucking, air freight, and maritime shipments.

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What’s the Difference Between a Freight Forwarder and a Customs Broker? WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FREIGHT FORWARDER AND A CUSTOMS BROKER?

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Apr 27, 2019

In the industry of freight and customs, there is a lot of personnel that supplies the production of a company. In a day to day basis, the number of packages and parcels that are to be delivered on different places are outstandingly increasingly, and with the help of a freight forwarder and a customs...

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Using A Tms To Solve The Visibility Challenge USING A TMS TO SOLVE THE VISIBILITY CHALLENGE

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Apr 26, 2019

Transportation is the key that ties logistics visibility together; if you are solving inter-enterprise visibility, much of the logic and data model you need already exists off-the-shelf in a modern, configurable transportation management system (TMS). A TMS with the right framework and business logi...

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Transportation Insight Parcel Solutions for Enterprise Shippers TRANSPORTATION INSIGHT PARCEL SOLUTIONS FOR ENTERPRISE SHIPPERS

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Apr 26, 2019

The Insight Parcel team leverages proprietary auditing and analytical technologies, along with decades of insider-level expertise, to build solutions that empower shippers to achieve cost savings, reduce cycle times and improve customer satisfaction.

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Top 5 Roadblocks to Effective Inbound Logistics Management TOP 5 ROADBLOCKS TO EFFECTIVE INBOUND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

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Apr 26, 2019

Last week we addressed the top 3 challenges of inbound freight management executives need to know. Once the executive team is on board with solving those challenges, they’ll begin to put together strategies & processes to improve inbound shipping. However, before that begins, the freight &...

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5 Reasons That 3PL Companies are Looking for Blockchain Technology Partners 5 REASONS THAT 3PL COMPANIES ARE LOOKING FOR BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS

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Apr 25, 2019

Shippers have traditionally turned to third-party logistics providers (3PL) to augment their logistics strategies. However, recent developments in the supply chain and globalization of the supply chain have triggered a surge of value-added services. Instead of merely providing logistics management a...

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Chain transport and logistic  management system CHAIN TRANSPORT AND LOGISTIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Apr 25, 2019

To provide you with a brief introduction into our project, we have drawn a description for the basic terms of the CHAIN TLM system. CHAIN TLM is an integrational system for shipment and logistics, which involves our in-house IT technologies, as well as IT solutions which are already present at the m...

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Tradelens Will Improve Operations In The Shipping Industry TRADELENS WILL IMPROVE OPERATIONS IN THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY

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Apr 25, 2019

It Is Very Common To Talk About Blockchain As The Solution To Many Problems In The Supply Chain.TradeLens, designed by Maersk and IBM, is enabled by blockchain, and provides shipping solutions to promote secure and efficient international trade. ZIM Line has agreed to adopt TradeLens as it moves to ...

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FreightAmigo Anytime & Anywhere Supports Your Supply Chain Finance FREIGHTAMIGO ANYTIME & ANYWHERE SUPPORTS YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE

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Apr 24, 2019

FreightAmigo is a 24/7 digital supply chain finance platform connecting shippers and logistics service providers.  We make use of data analytics to provide real-time door-to-door freight quote to book instantly online. Our integrated platform supports mobile, tablet and desktop to provide you r...

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How to Drive Inbound Freight Savings Through Improved Vendor Compliance Management HOW TO DRIVE INBOUND FREIGHT SAVINGS THROUGH IMPROVED VENDOR COMPLIANCE MANAGEMENT

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Apr 24, 2019

As little as four years ago, shippers began to realize the problem with inbound freight operations.
Prices were increasing, but almost 33 percent saw relatively no change in overall operations
giving rise to an even bigger problem—shippers were operating without true visibility i...

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7 Compliance and Safety Questions to Ask Your Freight Broker and 3PL Partners 7 COMPLIANCE AND SAFETY QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR FREIGHT BROKER AND 3PL PARTNERS

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Apr 23, 2019

Not only do you need to make sure your broker meets basic obligations (more on that below), but, more importantly, you also need to verify that your service providers set rigorous compliance standards for carriers, use industry-leading practices to mitigate risk, and ensure adherence to those standa...

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Digital Container Shipping Association: A New Standard For Ocean Shipping In The Digital Age DIGITAL CONTAINER SHIPPING ASSOCIATION: A NEW STANDARD FOR OCEAN SHIPPING IN THE DIGITAL AGE

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Apr 23, 2019

Four Of The World’s Top Container Shipping Lines Are Coming Together To Form An Association In The Hopes Driving New Digital Technology Standards To Enhance Efficiency For Shipping Lines And Customers.The plan to create a neutral, non-profit association for ocean carriers was first announced i...

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Everything You Need For An Ocean Freight Quote To Hawaii EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR AN OCEAN FREIGHT QUOTE TO HAWAII

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Apr 23, 2019

Pick-up, transit, delivery… These are the three basics of every ocean freight quote. On the surface, acquiring an accurate ocean freight quote might seem like a breeze. However, each of these seemingly simple elements contains a subset of questions your provider needs to answer to establish a...

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Fulfillment Center vs. Warehouse: How to Know Which Is Right for You FULFILLMENT CENTER VS. WAREHOUSE: HOW TO KNOW WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU

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Apr 22, 2019

The world of supply chain processes is evolving. The days of handling all needs in a warehouse are both inefficient and fail to meet customers’ basic expectation for omnichannel service. Supply chain leaders faced with the prospect of evaluating the use of a fulfillment center vs. warehouse ne...

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Quick Ship Standards: Best Practices to Get Where You Want to Go QUICK SHIP STANDARDS: BEST PRACTICES TO GET WHERE YOU WANT TO GO

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Apr 22, 2019

Quick ship standards refer to the processes and technologies in use that optimize order fulfillment and exceed customer expectations for fast delivery. In other words, such measures give companies the ability to compete with Amazon, Target, and Walmart. To achieve faster order fulfillment and expedi...

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Shifting Gears – Preparing for a Transport Revolution SHIFTING GEARS – PREPARING FOR A TRANSPORT REVOLUTION

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Apr 19, 2019

To achieve the desired outcomes within the transport sector by 2030, the Academy makes the following key policy
recommendations to support emerging transport technologies. The Academy has also highlighted future research opportunities to address the challenges that the sector will face in the...

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Co-packing solutions in Europe CO-PACKING SOLUTIONS IN EUROPE

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Apr 19, 2019

XPO has over 30 years of experience in co-packing and provides an extensive list of services across its 57 co-packing sites in Europe.

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5 Things To Consider When Choosing A Freight Forwarder 5 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A FREIGHT FORWARDER

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Apr 19, 2019

Freight forwarders are a dime a dozen. A quick Google search will show that there’s no shortage of companies ready to ship your goods internationally. But, there’s a vast difference between any freight forwarder and a good freight forwarder.If your business is new to international shippi...

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A new era for marine cargo A NEW ERA FOR MARINE CARGO

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Apr 18, 2019

Marine cargo is often referred to as the oldest line of insurance, and Zurich itself began life as a marine reinsurance company, back in 1872. It would be fair to say that in the century and a half that has followed, marine cargo insurance has not evolved as quickly as many other lines of insurance ...

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How to calculate shipping costs HOW TO CALCULATE SHIPPING COSTS

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Apr 18, 2019

Avoid unexpected fees by learning how to accurately calculate shipping costs. From taxes to packaging costs, UPS shares the tools to accurately determine your costs.

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Heavy Lift & Out of Gauge performance HEAVY LIFT & OUT OF GAUGE PERFORMANCE

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Apr 18, 2019

Heavy Lift & Out of Gauge performance in Guinea for Mining Industry

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How To Ship With Dry Ice HOW TO SHIP WITH DRY ICE

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Apr 18, 2019

Learn everything you need to know about dry ice shipping, a safe and effective way of transporting goods that must remain very cold.

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How to keep packages safe from porch pirates HOW TO KEEP PACKAGES SAFE FROM PORCH PIRATES

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Apr 18, 2019

Ensure your shipments get delivered securely with these package theft prevention methods. Discover how to protect against stolen packages with UPS.

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A Look at Some of the Biggest Trends in Shipping and Logistics A LOOK AT SOME OF THE BIGGEST TRENDS IN SHIPPING AND LOGISTICS

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Apr 17, 2019

Nowadays, evolving technology can dramatically change the way society functions. I can still remember my very first cellphone. The most high-tech things it could do were make phone calls and send text messages, all hand-crafted in T9 of course. Fast forward fifteen years and now my cellphone also do...

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Coach Your Drivers to Safety and Success COACH YOUR DRIVERS TO SAFETY AND SUCCESS

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Apr 17, 2019

From the youngest age, to the end of their careers, people are coached – babies learning to walk, school children mastering a new skill or professional athletes looking to better their game. Coaching is a way of life. Yet, at some point in time, many people feel that they don’t need to i...

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Automated Guided Vehicles: Smart, Intelligent, Flexible AUTOMATED GUIDED VEHICLES: SMART, INTELLIGENT, FLEXIBLE

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Apr 17, 2019

Automated guided vehicles (AGV) have become an integral part of intelligent solution portfolios for fully automated intralogistics systems. The AGV fleet from SSI SCHAEFER features a diverse range of innovative solutions for large and small load carriers, and makes it possible to create a logistics ...

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XPO Logistics - Let’s Move the World Forward XPO LOGISTICS - LET’S MOVE THE WORLD FORWARD

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Apr 17, 2019

We are safe, respectful, entrepreneurial, innovative and inclusive. We are XPO. Together, let’s move the world forward.

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6 Energy Challenges of Smart Warehousing - And How to Overcome Them 6 ENERGY CHALLENGES OF SMART WAREHOUSING - AND HOW TO OVERCOME THEM

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Apr 17, 2019

Today's smart warehouses feature sensors, robots, monitors, and other components all optimized to help the facility achieve maximum productivity. Generally, they have numerous automated systems working together to accomplish common goals and needs. Smart warehouses are typically scalable and hel...

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Why Supply Chain Technology Needs Blockchain WHY SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGY NEEDS BLOCKCHAIN

blog article

Apr 17, 2019

Leading companies in most every Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) industry code have used supply chain and sales and operations planning (S&OP) to create competitive advantage as measured by bottom-line finance metrics. Meanwhile, the remaining 95 percent of industry participants have cum...

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

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Apr 17, 2019

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

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

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Apr 17, 2019

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

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Warehousing & Distribution Effective Labor Management Five Best Practices WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION EFFECTIVE LABOR MANAGEMENT FIVE BEST PRACTICES

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Apr 16, 2019

IMAGINE GOING TO AN INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION trade show and the aisles are packed with people. The crowd is shoulder to shoulder—no pushing or shoving, but there’s a quiet intensity about everyone there. Talk to a few of them and they tell the same story again and again: “I’m lo...

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5 Benefits of a 3PL 5 BENEFITS OF A 3PL

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Apr 15, 2019

There is a multitude of advantages that businesses can realize by outsourcing their supply chain management and logistics needs to a value-added third-party logistics (3PL) provider. That’s why today we’ll give you the 5 benefits of working with a 3PL. So let’s give you 5 things, r...

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How IoT enables Fleet Tracking infographic HOW IOT ENABLES FLEET TRACKING INFOGRAPHIC

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Apr 15, 2019

Advanced in Iot and sensor technology have resulted in a new generation of fleet tracking solutions, capable of not just remotely tracking a fleet, but also sensing the environment that is in it.

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How to Attract Supply Chain Technology Talent HOW TO ATTRACT SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGY TALENT

blog article

Apr 15, 2019

Attracting supply chain technology talent is a big issue for today’s supply chain leaders. Existing workers are aging out of the workforce, and most millennials, the group that will make up half of the U.S. workforce by 2020, are willing to leave their current job within the next year to make ...

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Vision and Voice in the Warehouse: How Are These Technologies Impacting Warehouse Management? VISION AND VOICE IN THE WAREHOUSE: HOW ARE THESE TECHNOLOGIES IMPACTING WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT?

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Apr 15, 2019

Vision and voice in the warehouse, i.e., voice-assisted systems and augmented reality, can change how the typical warehouse operates. While voice-assistive technologies have been around for several years, they are still limited in their capacity to help pickers speed their operation. In addition, vo...

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Shipping Industry Isn’t Ready for Looming Low-Sulphur Fuel Requirement SHIPPING INDUSTRY ISN’T READY FOR LOOMING LOW-SULPHUR FUEL REQUIREMENT

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Apr 15, 2019

The “IMO Scramble” isn’t the name of a new breakfast dish at a fast-food restaurant. It describes the plight of ocean carriers, who find themselves woefully unprepared for a new mandate on switching to cleaner-burning fuel.On January 1, 2020, The International Maritime Organization...

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

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Apr 15, 2019

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

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Selling cold chain visibility to the C-suite SELLING COLD CHAIN VISIBILITY TO THE C-SUITE

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Apr 13, 2019

Complex global supply chains, challenging supplier and partner relationships, increasing
consumer demands, media and social media influence, and a threat of criminal and civil
penalties are bringing food quality and safety initiatives, transparency, and accountability to
the for...

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How Do Cold Chain Logistics Impact Global Biopharmaceutical Distribution? HOW DO COLD CHAIN LOGISTICS IMPACT GLOBAL BIOPHARMACEUTICAL DISTRIBUTION?

blog article

Apr 12, 2019

Due to the sensitive compositions of medicines and vaccinations, special care needs to be taken both in the manufacturing and supply chain processes. Pharmaceuticals are required to be manufactured in rigorously sanitized clean rooms, and their distribution needs to be equally as stringent. Cold cha...

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Preparing For International Business Shipping PREPARING FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SHIPPING

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Apr 11, 2019

Taking advantage of international shipping can make a huge difference for a company.The infographic below offers some important tips for any business considering to use international shipping with an aim to expand.

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Inbound Logistics Technology: Using Technology to Compete, Reduce Costs & Gain Greater Insight INBOUND LOGISTICS TECHNOLOGY: USING TECHNOLOGY TO COMPETE, REDUCE COSTS & GAIN GREATER INSIGHT

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Apr 11, 2019

The state of inbound logistics management is evolving as more companies learn to deploy advanced inbound logistics technology. At its core, advanced technologies give shippers access to new functions, better insight into security vulnerabilities, automated handling of issues and even the latest nois...

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

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Apr 11, 2019

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

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

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Apr 11, 2019

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

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

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Apr 11, 2019

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

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Exploring the Global Capacity of Refrigerated Warehouses EXPLORING THE GLOBAL CAPACITY OF REFRIGERATED WAREHOUSES

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Apr 10, 2019

From food to pharmaceuticals, cold chain logistics play a crucial role in our modern everyday lives. This temperature-controlled supply chain ensures that a wide variety of sensitive products are preserved and delivered to their destinations with the highest level of quality. Without this chain, peo...

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

blog article

Apr 10, 2019

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

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Blockchain in Transport, Shipping and Logistics BLOCKCHAIN IN TRANSPORT, SHIPPING AND LOGISTICS

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Apr 09, 2019

Blockchain – also known as distributed ledger – is a modern version of a centuries-old ledger. It enables multiple parties – who often don’t know or trust one another – to record information in a permanent, immutable, tamper-proof and transparent manner on a decentraliz...

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Penske Logistics Distribution Center Management and Warehousing Solutions PENSKE LOGISTICS DISTRIBUTION CENTER MANAGEMENT AND WAREHOUSING SOLUTIONS

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Apr 08, 2019

Penske Logistics is an award-winning and leading provider of distribution center management and warehouse management solutions for market-leading companies. Effective distribution center management and warehousing are vital elements to the success of any supply chain operation seeking peak efficienc...

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Crazy Fun Facts About American Truckers! CRAZY FUN FACTS ABOUT AMERICAN TRUCKERS!

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Apr 08, 2019

Can you imagine a world without trucks? Trucking isn't just the lifeblood of the American economy, it is inextricably interwoven with the fabric of the American way of life. Let's take a fun look at some of the notable facts about the American trucking industry.

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Penske Logistics Freight Management Solutions PENSKE LOGISTICS FREIGHT MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

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Apr 08, 2019

When it comes to freight management, supply chain and logistics terms can be a little confusing. There are 3PLs, 4PLs, Lead Logistics Providers, Control Towers, and then everything from freight brokers to freight forwarding. But, what’s it really all about? It’s about meeting your custom...

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

blog article

Apr 08, 2019

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

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2019 Top 50 Logistics Companies 2019 TOP 50 LOGISTICS COMPANIES

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Apr 08, 2019

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

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Common Mistakes in Importing and Exporting! COMMON MISTAKES IN IMPORTING AND EXPORTING!

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Apr 04, 2019

The trading industry has grown over the years in different areas of the business world, especially in how it affected the online community’s ability to market different products. The import and export business is still the most lucrative industry anyone could venture into.Aside from the full r...

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How to Turn Supply Chain Complexity Into Great Service HOW TO TURN SUPPLY CHAIN COMPLEXITY INTO GREAT SERVICE

blog article

Apr 04, 2019

If Amazon materialized today out of thin air, few sane people would feel confident about being able to run it profitably.Globally, the company sells more than 3 billion products through 11 different country marketplaces. In the U.S. alone, Amazon introduced 208 million new products in 2018 — m...

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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

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Apr 03, 2019

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

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

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Apr 03, 2019

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

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Container Shipping Can Help Diversify International Sales of U.S. Soybeans CONTAINER SHIPPING CAN HELP DIVERSIFY INTERNATIONAL SALES OF U.S. SOYBEANS

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Apr 02, 2019

The soybean industry has been a vital engine of the American economy for years. One measure of its economic contribution is in global trade: soybeans are America’s largest agricultural export, and among the nation’s top 10 exports. In 2017, the U.S. exported $21.6bn worth of soybeans.At ...

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Five Best Practices For Effective Warehouse Management Safety & Training Programs FIVE BEST PRACTICES FOR EFFECTIVE WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SAFETY & TRAINING PROGRAMS

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Apr 01, 2019

Operating A Warehouse And Distribution center involves many activities, but perhaps the most important have to do with safety, training and risk management. If the working environment has lax safety standards or the labor force is untrained in proper procedures, the impact on your business can be de...

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What’s Pushing Warehouse Automation Strategies Forward: Technology and People WHAT’S PUSHING WAREHOUSE AUTOMATION STRATEGIES FORWARD: TECHNOLOGY AND PEOPLE

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Apr 01, 2019

Warehouse automation is expanding at a phenomenal rate, and the capabilities that are considered best in class in 2017 will start to experience limitations in 2019. Further, the vast growth of e-commerce and demand for better, faster service from customers will force more supply chain leaders to ret...

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Five Tips to Transition From AOBRD to ELD Compliance FIVE TIPS TO TRANSITION FROM AOBRD TO ELD COMPLIANCE

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Apr 01, 2019

Many fleets have already complied with the federal electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, requiring drivers’ hours of service to be captured with ELDs instead of paper logs. However, some early adopters of older e-log systems have been allowed to continue using their automatic onboard record...

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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How Data Is Enabling the Supply Chain of the Future HOW DATA IS ENABLING THE SUPPLY CHAIN OF THE FUTURE

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Mar 29, 2019

why more and more shippers are turning to solutions that enable easy data sharing across supply-chain stakeholders.But what does a collaborative, data-driven approach to the supply chain actually look like? Here are three of the most significant ways in which new data-sharing tools and technologies ...

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

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Mar 29, 2019

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

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Handle Robot Reimagined for Logistics HANDLE ROBOT REIMAGINED FOR LOGISTICS

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Mar 28, 2019

Handle is a mobile manipulation robot designed for logistics. Handle autonomously performs mixed SKU pallet building and depalletizing after initialization and localizing against the pallets. The on-board vision system on Handle tracks the marked pallets for navigation and finds individual boxes for...

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

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Mar 28, 2019

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

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

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Mar 28, 2019

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

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

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Mar 27, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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UPS Launches Revenue Drone Flights UPS LAUNCHES REVENUE DRONE FLIGHTS

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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What Are These Charges On My Ocean Freight Invoice? WHAT ARE THESE CHARGES ON MY OCEAN FREIGHT INVOICE?

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Mar 25, 2019

Ocean freight invoices have a tendency to cause confusion for experienced and inexperienced shippers alike. Because the industry is steeped in history and tradition (and jargon!), understanding exactly what you’ve been charged for can feel like a mystery—until now.

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 24, 2019

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

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Transform Your Supply Chain Business Processes TRANSFORM YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN BUSINESS PROCESSES

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Mar 21, 2019

The use of cloud in the supply chain is well established as a way to deliver business applications.Cloud computing is changing the way manufacturing organizations consume and use IT services – providing timely solutions to address industry and supply chain challenges.

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How Positive Driver Engagement Is Turning The Corner On Safety HOW POSITIVE DRIVER ENGAGEMENT IS TURNING THE CORNER ON SAFETY

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Mar 21, 2019

Over the past decade, despite a number of technological advances, commercial driver retention has not improved. Here are 6 steps for fleet managers to consider when building an “engaged” driver environment- that will set fleets up for keeping drivers long-term.

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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Five Steps Shippers Can Use to Monitor UPS Costs FIVE STEPS SHIPPERS CAN USE TO MONITOR UPS COSTS

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Mar 19, 2019

After months of contract negotiations between United Parcel Service and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the union’s chief negotiator announced that the union had reached a tentative agreement.The UPS contract update offered a starting wage of $13 an hour, with no extra raises for c...

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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Understanding Fleet Utilization & Achieving a Right-Sized Fleet UNDERSTANDING FLEET UTILIZATION & ACHIEVING A RIGHT-SIZED FLEET

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Mar 18, 2019

Having a right-sized fleet is the key to fulfilling the mission of your organization. Whether you are a community college with 15 vehicles or a large government, utility, or commercial enterprise with tens of thousands of vehicles, understanding and managing fleet utilization should be a top-of-mind...

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

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Mar 18, 2019

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

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

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Mar 18, 2019

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

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

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Mar 18, 2019

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

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

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Mar 15, 2019

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

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

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Mar 15, 2019

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

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3 Manufacturing Trends To Watch 3 MANUFACTURING TRENDS TO WATCH

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Mar 15, 2019

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

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

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Mar 15, 2019

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

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

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Mar 15, 2019

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

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

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Mar 15, 2019

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

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

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Mar 15, 2019

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

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An Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to BlockChain AN ULTIMATE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO BLOCKCHAIN

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Mar 14, 2019

Blockchain is impossible to corrupt because it has so many copies of the same record stored in undisclosed devices that locating and changing them becomes a task no CPU can succeed in. In fact, changing even one record after it has been generated is very hard, if not impossible.

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How to keep shippers happy HOW TO KEEP SHIPPERS HAPPY

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Mar 14, 2019

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

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Top 5 Practical Freight & Logistics Applications of Blockchain-Based Systems TOP 5 PRACTICAL FREIGHT & LOGISTICS APPLICATIONS OF BLOCKCHAIN-BASED SYSTEMS

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Mar 13, 2019

It’s easy to get caught up in the hype over blockchain. When it comes to supply chain, the vast promises of renewed visibility and traceability are abundant. While there is much truth to the hype, it is important to stay practical and understand the logistics applications of blockchain and wha...

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The Case for Mobile Printing in the Warehouse THE CASE FOR MOBILE PRINTING IN THE WAREHOUSE

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Mar 13, 2019

Warehouse operators and logistics companies struggle with competing pressures that can adversely affect their profitability: customer demands for competitive pricing, low-cost or free shipping, and rapid response times on one hand, and increasing labor costs and supply chain complexity on the other....

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

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Mar 13, 2019

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

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2019 Supply Chain Trends 2019 SUPPLY CHAIN TRENDS

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Mar 13, 2019

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

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Mastering logistics complexity: taking control with technology MASTERING LOGISTICS COMPLEXITY: TAKING CONTROL WITH TECHNOLOGY

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Mar 12, 2019

The model for road transport and distribution has changed radically, and continues to do so. There was a time when road distribution was either local delivery from local producers, or the ‘final mile’ delivery of goods that had been transported longer distances by rail or interstate high...

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

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Mar 12, 2019

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

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

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Mar 12, 2019

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

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

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Mar 12, 2019

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

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

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Mar 12, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 10, 2019

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

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

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Mar 09, 2019

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

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The Supply Chain Revolution Will Be Digitized THE SUPPLY CHAIN REVOLUTION WILL BE DIGITIZED

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Mar 08, 2019

The supply chain industry is changing rapidly and there is a digital revolution transforming every sector of the marketplace. The digital revolution is giving companies faster and more comprehensive access to their business’s flow of data. For decades now, the supply chain industry organizatio...

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

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Mar 08, 2019

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

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How to Change Freight Forwarders HOW TO CHANGE FREIGHT FORWARDERS

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Mar 08, 2019

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

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

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Mar 08, 2019

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

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Latest Technicals: USA Truck LATEST TECHNICALS: USA TRUCK

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Mar 08, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 06, 2019

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

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

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Mar 06, 2019

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

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

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Mar 06, 2019

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

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

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Mar 06, 2019

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

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

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Mar 06, 2019

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

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

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Mar 06, 2019

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

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The Market Forces Driving Intermodal Visibility THE MARKET FORCES DRIVING INTERMODAL VISIBILITY

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Mar 05, 2019

The intermodal supply chain is complex and involves container ports located across the world, local drayage providers, warehouse networks, IMCs, and railroads. Shippers moving intermodal freight are exposed to variables like weather, labor issues, drayage capacity, and congested rail infrastructure,...

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

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Mar 05, 2019

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

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

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Mar 05, 2019

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

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

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Mar 05, 2019

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

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

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Mar 04, 2019

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

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2019 Global Logistics Guide 2019 GLOBAL LOGISTICS GUIDE

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Mar 04, 2019

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

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

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Mar 04, 2019

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

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

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Mar 04, 2019

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

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How IoT Can Dramatically Improve Your Supply Chain HOW IOT CAN DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

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Mar 01, 2019

The Internet of Things is a transformative new layer of technology with the potential to solve many of the business world’s most pressing problems. But let’s be honest, it’s easy to get carried away when talking about it. That’s why it’s important to distinguish between...

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Cost Breakdown for Warehouses COST BREAKDOWN FOR WAREHOUSES

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Mar 01, 2019

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

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DSV tests robot in Pharma Warehouse DSV TESTS ROBOT IN PHARMA WAREHOUSE

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Feb 27, 2019

Storing and handling pharma products in a warehouse pose very strict requirements for cleanliness – and for documenting the cleaning processes. It’s time consuming, manual processes that the warehouse in Roskilde now aims to automate with a new robot.

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New 360 Camera Technology For Forklifts To Help Prevent Future Accidents NEW 360 CAMERA TECHNOLOGY FOR FORKLIFTS TO HELP PREVENT FUTURE ACCIDENTS

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Feb 27, 2019

Warehouse Operations Are A Crucial Component Of The Logistics Industry.A common industrial vehicle used in warehouse operations is a forklift. A forklift is used to lift cargo from underneath and then raise or lower the cargo and move it to another desired location. Only warehouse employees, whom ha...

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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Four ways 3D printing will disrupt logistics FOUR WAYS 3D PRINTING WILL DISRUPT LOGISTICS

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Feb 26, 2019

The revolution of 3D printing has been transforming many industries, with recent developments in aerospace, manufacturing, health and even the food industry there isn’t an industry untouched by the technological development of additive manufacturing. Logistics & Materials Handling investig...

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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Best Fleets to Drive For: A Look at Operational Trends BEST FLEETS TO DRIVE FOR: A LOOK AT OPERATIONAL TRENDS

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Feb 25, 2019

When we evaluate fleets for the annual Best Fleets to Drive For program, we look across a range of performance criteria, identifying the companies having the most success with their drivers. The evaluation process is difficult, requiring data to be collected from all departments. We also conduct sur...

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

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Feb 25, 2019

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

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

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Feb 25, 2019

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

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

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Feb 25, 2019

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

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

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Feb 25, 2019

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

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How Shipping Got Faster HOW SHIPPING GOT FASTER

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Feb 22, 2019

Here is an interesting infographic that takes a look at the evolution of cargo shipping and how shipping has got faster.This timeline piece starts off in 10,000 BC when man 1st started using watercrafts and goes all the way through to 2017 when the record for the largest container ship goes to the O...

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Uncollected Cargo – Mitigating the Risks UNCOLLECTED CARGO – MITIGATING THE RISKS

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Feb 22, 2019

Uncollected cargo is not a new challenge to NVOCC, but in many parts of the world (including Russian and Ukraine) appears to be an increasing problem. The NVOCC is particularly exposed to liability to costs that arise rapidly where house bills have been issued and it acts as carrier. But recently ev...

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

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Feb 22, 2019

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

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

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Feb 22, 2019

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

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

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Feb 22, 2019

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

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

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Feb 22, 2019

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

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

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Feb 21, 2019

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

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The Practical Guide to Growing Your 3PL Warehouse THE PRACTICAL GUIDE TO GROWING YOUR 3PL WAREHOUSE

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Feb 20, 2019

Implementing successful warehouse operations can be a challenge when considering the dynamic changes within the 3PL industry that are already driving warehouses to minimize expenses and maximize productivity. But if your 3PL warehouse is to grow and offer best-inclass customer service, you will need...

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

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Feb 20, 2019

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

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

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Feb 20, 2019

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

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

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Feb 20, 2019

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

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

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Feb 20, 2019

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

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Your Guide To Transporting Worldwide YOUR GUIDE TO TRANSPORTING WORLDWIDE

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Feb 19, 2019

Your business will likely need to consider transporting something from one place to another. This might be delivering a good, supplying another business. It pays to know how, especially if you get to the point where you run independent transport systems, or you have specific requirements for a speci...

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

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Feb 19, 2019

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

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

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Feb 19, 2019

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

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

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Feb 19, 2019

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

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Order Fulfillment Solutions for Fashion Intralogistics ORDER FULFILLMENT SOLUTIONS FOR FASHION INTRALOGISTICS

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Feb 18, 2019

With OmniPick, TGW offers the perfect solution for the challenges of fashion order fulfillment. The innovative pocket sorter system delivers a zero-touch operation with high efficiency and flexibility. The high level of automation allows for quick adaptation to changing order structure and profiles....

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

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Feb 18, 2019

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

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

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Feb 18, 2019

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

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

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Feb 18, 2019

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

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

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Feb 18, 2019

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

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

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Feb 16, 2019

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

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Transport & Logistics Employee Turnover TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS EMPLOYEE TURNOVER

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Feb 15, 2019

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

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

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Feb 15, 2019

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

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How Effective Operations Management & Technology Will Enhance Shipping in 2019 HOW EFFECTIVE OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGY WILL ENHANCE SHIPPING IN 2019

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Feb 14, 2019

Operations management and technology involve two of the most influential factors in successful supply chain management. Visibility into operations can lead to better collaboration and cost reductions, and technology will naturally enhance accuracy, efficiency, and visibility simultaneously. In this ...

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

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Feb 14, 2019

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

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