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Reduce interruptions Boost productivity. REDUCE INTERRUPTIONS BOOST PRODUCTIVITY.

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Nov 13, 2019

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

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Fuelling your drivers FUELLING YOUR DRIVERS

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Oct 12, 2018

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

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2019 DECK 7 WEBINAR BENCHMARKS REPORT 2019 DECK 7 WEBINAR BENCHMARKS REPORT

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Read the 2019 Webinar Benchmarks Report to see how your webinars measure against market benchmarks. And learn about the best practices to make your webinars more successful....

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AI Can Help Make Supply Chains Sustainable AI CAN HELP MAKE SUPPLY CHAINS SUSTAINABLE

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Apr 01, 2020

Few issues are as important to businesses today than sustainability. Because the modern consumer cares about the environment, companies need to meet higher expectations about eco-friendly practices. Supply chains, in particular, have a lot of room to improve. It's no secret that logistics chains...

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COVID-19 Lesson: Make Your Supply Chain More Resilient COVID-19 LESSON: MAKE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN MORE RESILIENT

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Mar 31, 2020

Until the Coronavirus began wreaking its havoc, global companies could run their supply chains on the assumption that disruptions would be rare and short-lived, and that products should be sourced, produced, and distributed at the cheapest locations to be found, wherever in the world that may be. Th...

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Supply Chain in the Time of Corona SUPPLY CHAIN IN THE TIME OF CORONA

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Mar 30, 2020

The corona lock-down has one advantage: I finally have the time to read the stack of books on my bedside table. That includes re-reading the classic novel by Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera, which is set in the late 19th century during a cholera pandemic. No one ali...

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Why ISO Standards for Warehouse Work Should Be Reevaluated WHY ISO STANDARDS FOR WAREHOUSE WORK SHOULD BE REEVALUATED

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Mar 27, 2020

Lower back pain is the second most common reason for a doctor visit, and costs the supply-chain industry around $100 billion per year. One of the leading culprits for this pain and expense is the pushing and pulling that occurs in the hundreds of thousands of distribution facilities throughout the w...

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Supply Chain Disruptions: How Stronger Collaboration Will Have a Big Impact on the Future of Warehouse Management SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTIONS: HOW STRONGER COLLABORATION WILL HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON THE FUTURE OF WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT

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Mar 27, 2020

From Walmart to Amazon, the positive role of collaboration in warehouse management is undisputed, and collaboration is on track to revolutionize tomorrow’s warehouse management standards. In fact, both Amazon and Walmart leveraged warehouse management and supply chain management strategies to ...

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How to Mitigate the COVID-19 Impact on Your Supply Chain Operations HOW TO MITIGATE THE COVID-19 IMPACT ON YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONS

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Mar 26, 2020

We’ve been receiving a number of questions from customers asking how to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 (aka coronavirus) on their operations, employees, customers and carriers. The good news is there is a lot that can be done now with your existing logistics and supply chain solutions. You co...

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Oracle: creating future-ready intelligent supply chains ORACLE: CREATING FUTURE-READY INTELLIGENT SUPPLY CHAINS

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Mar 26, 2020

Supply Chain Digital takes a look at how Oracle is helping organisations make their supply chain management future ready. In supply chains of the future, traditional organisations are facing increased process and operational complexity. In order to combat the challenges of Increased buyer expectatio...

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The Autonomous Supply Chain THE AUTONOMOUS SUPPLY CHAIN

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Mar 25, 2020

Autonomous technology continues to make an impact on the supply chain. The autonomous supply chain, as I am writing about it here, applies to moving goods without human intervention (to some degree at least). One of the more interesting examples I have seen is from the Belgian brewery De Halve Maan,...

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LOCKDOWN LOGISTICS: DON’T WAIT, AUTOMATE! LOCKDOWN LOGISTICS: DON’T WAIT, AUTOMATE!

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Mar 25, 2020

Supply chains are under pressure ordinarily, and in current times with a sweeping pandemic affecting countries from the GCC, the value of automation in supply chains and warehouse management logistics is more apparent than ever.The ability to find solutions that do not require direct human engagemen...

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INVESTING IN SUPPLY CHAIN PREPAREDNESS INVESTING IN SUPPLY CHAIN PREPAREDNESS

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Mar 23, 2020

from complex emergencies to sudden onset responses, recent cooperative studies tri HELP Logistics, Kuehne Logistics University. Action Contre la Faim France, Global Logistics Cluster, If RC, Save the Childern International and INICEF, show just how important preparedness action can be across die hum...

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Winning strategy for cross-border supply chain success: How global trade software makes it happen WINNING STRATEGY FOR CROSS-BORDER SUPPLY CHAIN SUCCESS: HOW GLOBAL TRADE SOFTWARE MAKES IT HAPPEN

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Mar 23, 2020

What does it take to get your products and services to customers – quickly, safely, and profitably? Supply chains in today’s transforming markets span across the globe and the pressure on manufacturers, suppliers, and traders across industry sectors is high. Technology advances, rising c...

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Blockchain based awareness and potential use in the international supply chain for Australia BLOCKCHAIN BASED AWARENESS AND POTENTIAL USE IN THE INTERNATIONAL SUPPLY CHAIN FOR AUSTRALIA

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Mar 20, 2020

The Customs Brokers and Forwarders Council of Australia Ltd (CBFCA”) is Australia’s leading peak national association that represents members interests in international trade logistics and supply chain management service provision. We are committed to be a leading industry voice for Lice...

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Steps To Take For Choosing Your Warehouse Management System STEPS TO TAKE FOR CHOOSING YOUR WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Mar 20, 2020

Knowing what your critical needs are and what drives your company will assist you in addressing the solution to the problem of what warehouse management system you should use. The system’s functionalities must closely match your requirements, which can be determined by identifying the particul...

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Smart Supply Chains Adapt to Overcome COVID-19 Challenges SMART SUPPLY CHAINS ADAPT TO OVERCOME COVID-19 CHALLENGES

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Mar 20, 2020

Almost 75 percent of US companies are experiencing capacity shortfalls in their supply chains, due to Coronavirus-linked transport disruptions, a new study has shown. More than 60 percent of firms said delays were related to orders from China. With some 5 million companies impacted by China’s ...

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how supply chains can mitigate coronavirus impact HOW SUPPLY CHAINS CAN MITIGATE CORONAVIRUS IMPACT

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Mar 18, 2020

The spread of the coronavirus is impacting individuals and supply chains alike, with hundreds of new cases announced every day. It’s a public health emergency and has caused product flows to be changed around. The research and advisory giants, Gartner, believes supply chain leaders should focu...

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Three ways to increase supply chain speed in manufacturing THREE WAYS TO INCREASE SUPPLY CHAIN SPEED IN MANUFACTURING

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Mar 17, 2020

Supply Chain Digital takes a closer look at how organisations can speed up their manufacturing supply chain. As the world continues to mass adopt innovative technology and the ease in which consumers are able to receive information via the internet increases, consumers are demanding more immediacy w...

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STRATEGIES TO MINIMIZE THE IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS ON SUPPLY CHAINS STRATEGIES TO MINIMIZE THE IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS ON SUPPLY CHAINS

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Mar 16, 2020

Manufacturers across the globe are struggling to address supply chain disruptions caused due to COVID-19 outbreak. Commonly called as coronavirus, is impacting supply chains in terms of parts, labor, and government restrictions. Quarantined workers and shortages of components have crimped the availa...

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How AI and automation are reshaping supply chain roles HOW AI AND AUTOMATION ARE RESHAPING SUPPLY CHAIN ROLES

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Mar 16, 2020

New technologies and AI have the potential to boost collaboration between machines and workers even if some fear the impact it could have on the jobs market. While AI has been heralded in some quarters as the innovation that will bring about a Fourth Industrial Revolution, its impact on future suppl...

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What is supply chain? A definitive guide. WHAT IS SUPPLY CHAIN? A DEFINITIVE GUIDE.

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Mar 13, 2020

Getting the supply chain right is make or break to companies - especially in the modern world, where consumers expect to receive goods quicker than ever before. But what actually is the supply chain? A supply chain is defined as the entire process of making and selling commercial goods, including ev...

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Accenture: digital transformation of freight and logistics ACCENTURE: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF FREIGHT AND LOGISTICS

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Mar 13, 2020

One of the biggest disruptors to traditional freight and logistics, is transforming the way in which the industry continues to do business. In a recent research study, Accenture highlights the importance of traditional freight and logistics companies joining new digital entrants on their disruptive ...

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DEALING WITH WAREHOUSE CHALLENGES WHILE YOUR BUSINESS GROWS: 4 TIPS DEALING WITH WAREHOUSE CHALLENGES WHILE YOUR BUSINESS GROWS: 4 TIPS

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Mar 12, 2020

In business change is inevitable, but growth is optional. Selecting a WMS system for a growing business in the UAE or Saudi Arabia is an important decision that should not be taken lightly because the right system will need to meet current needs while facilitating growth to achieve and accommodate f...

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Impact of the Coronavirus on the Supply Chain IMPACT OF THE CORONAVIRUS ON THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Mar 11, 2020

Institute for Supply Management conducted a survey of more than 600 members and supply chain professionals to understand the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in China on the supply chain. Tom Derry, ISM Chief Executive Officer, discusses highlights from the survey and some key takeaways for profes...

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In Global Logistics, Orchestration Is the New Visibility IN GLOBAL LOGISTICS, ORCHESTRATION IS THE NEW VISIBILITY

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Mar 11, 2020

We’re all familiar with the consumer “one-click” digital experience. More likely than not, however, logistics teams face a daily work experience that’s nowhere close to digital. Operations at major ports and container freight stations are still filled with paper manifests, gr...

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Creating A Culture Of Warehouse Safety Through People, Process, Tools, And Technology CREATING A CULTURE OF WAREHOUSE SAFETY THROUGH PEOPLE, PROCESS, TOOLS, AND TECHNOLOGY

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Mar 11, 2020

Safety is not just a poster or a slogan – it is a culture that must be built and maintained. The keys to creating and maintaining a culture of safety in the warehouse are people, processes, tools, and technology. Through a holistic approach that encourages collaboration and visibility at all l...

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How AI is used to power logistics HOW AI IS USED TO POWER LOGISTICS

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Mar 10, 2020

There’s no shortage of challenges for the logistics industry, whether it’s growing global tensions or trade wars. But technology is providing opportunities for improvement – and artificial intelligence (AI) is driving a lot of that change. Data in logistics was historically underut...

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Cloud and cyber: benefits and challenges for supply chains CLOUD AND CYBER: BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES FOR SUPPLY CHAINS

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Mar 10, 2020

Supply Chain Digital sits down with cloud and cyber experts to discuss the adoption of these technologies in the supply chain industry. “Disruptions within supply chains are becoming more common,” says Tim Mackey, Senior Principal Consultant at Synopsys CyRC. “Suppliers at every le...

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Can AI transform the supply chain? CAN AI TRANSFORM THE SUPPLY CHAIN?

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Mar 09, 2020

Chief Supply Chain Officers (CSCOs) and their organizations often struggle to optimize decision making and manage disruptions because they lack end-to-end visibility. More than 75 percent of CSCOs and supply chain leaders report that they have “very limited” supply chain visibility&mdash...

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Keys to change management in supply management KEYS TO CHANGE MANAGEMENT IN SUPPLY MANAGEMENT

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Mar 09, 2020

Both internal and external factors have accelerated change in supply chains, and as a result, many supply chain organizations are undergoing a digital transformation. 83% of supply chain organizations have technology environments that are evolving to meet customer and business needs. With transforma...

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Supply Chain Sustainability: If a leopard can’t change its spots, can supply chains ever be sustainable? SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY: IF A LEOPARD CAN’T CHANGE ITS SPOTS, CAN SUPPLY CHAINS EVER BE SUSTAINABLE?

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Mar 09, 2020

They say a leopard can’t change its spots but if they could, how would they change them? What color would the spots be? Would they even want to change them at all? While these are purely hypothetical questions, the phrase “a leopard can never change its spots” has got me thinking h...

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Help Supply Chain Planners Be More Successful In These Uncertain Times HELP SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNERS BE MORE SUCCESSFUL IN THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES

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Mar 09, 2020

As I flew to Dallas, I worked on this post. Before boarding the plane, I watched a traveler pull a diet Coke from the bin and thought about the struggle to source sweetener with the rise of COV-19. As I poured the dog food into the bowl for my pups, I wondered if I was going to have to switch kibble...

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How will your supply chain survive the age of disruption? HOW WILL YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN SURVIVE THE AGE OF DISRUPTION?

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Mar 08, 2020

84% of CSCOs say they lack the supply chain visibility needed to effectively mitigate disruptions. Do you and your team have the real-time supply chain visibility you need to act quickly, with confidence.

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THE CIRCULAR SUPPLY CHAIN IS THE FUTURE FOR SHIPPING AND BUSINESS THE CIRCULAR SUPPLY CHAIN IS THE FUTURE FOR SHIPPING AND BUSINESS

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Mar 06, 2020

Companies everywhere are paying attention to consumer demand for greener products and processes. Therefore, the world’s supply chains are becoming circular rather than linear. Manufacturers are looking at ways to improve product longevity and the ease with which they can recover, repair and re...

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How to Stop ‘Force Multiplier’ Tactics from Hitting Your Supply Chain HOW TO STOP ‘FORCE MULTIPLIER’ TACTICS FROM HITTING YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

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Mar 06, 2020

In 2019, threat actors began increasingly targeting third-party service providers including trusted partners and links in supply chains relied on by government agencies because they serve as a force multiplier in attacking organizations at scale. While the promise of less stringent security protocol...

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Can blockchain create a sustainable supply chain? CAN BLOCKCHAIN CREATE A SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN?

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Mar 06, 2020

Was the cobalt in your phone dug up by a child miner or the cotton for your clothes farmed by slave labour? How much CO2 was emitted or plastic wasted manufacturing the cars we drive? Impossible questions for the end consumer, and deeply challenging for producers themselves, but new technology could...

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Why PR is an indispensable tool for the logistics sector WHY PR IS AN INDISPENSABLE TOOL FOR THE LOGISTICS SECTOR

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Mar 05, 2020

Logistics and infrastructure play a vital role in the growth of an economy. Logistics as a sector has undergone massive transformation over the past decade, especially with the introduction of e-commerce, and has earned a fair share of consumer facing innovations and development. Therefore, in the f...

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Smart Logistics SMART LOGISTICS

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Mar 04, 2020

Logistics is one of the Smart Port areas that has made the most progress both quantitatively and qualitatively: More operations. More efficient. More information. Port of Barcelona's semi-automated container terminal BEST is a good example of this. Learn with this video how a smart terminal work...

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Putting Procurement Front and Center of Your Supply Chain PUTTING PROCUREMENT FRONT AND CENTER OF YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

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Mar 03, 2020

Procurement professionals are now playing an increasingly strategic role within their organizations. Procurement of raw materials and components that go into the manufacturing process is essential to ensure final product quality and strong financial performance. As supply chains become more dynamic,...

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How to Save Shipments & Money with IoT In-Transit Visibility HOW TO SAVE SHIPMENTS & MONEY WITH IOT IN-TRANSIT VISIBILITY

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Mar 02, 2020

When expensive goods or materials go missing, it can cost your company a huge amount of money. There’s the cost of the goods themselves plus the cost of replacing them, the cost of delayed delivery, idled labor and more. The knock-on impact can be massive. Knowing where your shipments are and ...

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The Supply Chain Professional of the Future Will Need These 4 Skills THE SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSIONAL OF THE FUTURE WILL NEED THESE 4 SKILLS

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Mar 02, 2020

The supply chain professional of the future will need the types of skills you won’t find online or in a textbook. The Internet is awash with content designed to help business professionals succeed now and help the next generation¹ succeed someday. Google searches will yield a bonanza of a...

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What’s Driving Increased Expenses in the Trucking Industry WHAT’S DRIVING INCREASED EXPENSES IN THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY

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Mar 02, 2020

Motor-carrier costs rose 7.7% in 2019, according to the latest annual report by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). Costs in the trucking industry far surpassed the increases felt by many other industries. By comparison, inflation in the U.S. was 2.49% for the same period. Shippin...

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How Will 3D and 4D Printing Change Your Supply Chain? HOW WILL 3D AND 4D PRINTING CHANGE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN?

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Mar 02, 2020

At the beginning of Terminator 2, Sarah Connor has a surreal moment when she realizes she must trust her previous nemesis, played by Schwarzenegger, to protect her son from a newer-version Terminator sent back by Skynet to kill her child. The audience already knows Schwarzenegger’s model 101 T...

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What to do if the coronavirus affects your Amazon inventory supply chain WHAT TO DO IF THE CORONAVIRUS AFFECTS YOUR AMAZON INVENTORY SUPPLY CHAIN

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Mar 02, 2020

As the coronavirus has spread throughout China and into other countries, factories that supply the world with all sorts of products are starting to see delays. While Chinese New Year may have temporarily masked the appearance of manufacturing challenges caused by the virus, those challenges are now ...

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5 Use Cases of Blockchain for Inbound Logistics Management 5 USE CASES OF BLOCKCHAIN FOR INBOUND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

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Feb 28, 2020

Shippers need to understand the use of blockchain for inbound logistics management, including where the industry stands with its perception and its critical use cases.

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SOURCING AND THE VALUE CHAIN - WHY DIGITAL PLATFORMS MATTER SOURCING AND THE VALUE CHAIN - WHY DIGITAL PLATFORMS MATTER

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Feb 28, 2020

The inevitability of supply chain disruptions in a global environment is one that's well understood. Businesses need to employ strategies that are agile, proactive, and resilient creating a no-risk supply chain to mitigate risks and ensure business continuity. In today's hugely competitive b...

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Can forensics tech solve the mystery of supply chain traceability? CAN FORENSICS TECH SOLVE THE MYSTERY OF SUPPLY CHAIN TRACEABILITY?

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Feb 27, 2020

One reason I find discussions about "the blockchain" and how it might affect collecting information for supply chain traceability projects fascinating is because opinions about the role it will play are pretty polarized. You either believe a decentralized ledger or database such as blockch...

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How will 5G transform transport? HOW WILL 5G TRANSFORM TRANSPORT?

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Feb 26, 2020

If 2019 was the year that 5G’s impact on transportation spluttered into life, then 2020 will see it move through the gears and start to transform the way we travel, from 5G-enabled cars to autonomous trains. With its low latency, reliability and powerful connections, 5G’s impact on trans...

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Big disruptions and their effects on supply chains BIG DISRUPTIONS AND THEIR EFFECTS ON SUPPLY CHAINS

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Feb 26, 2020

The COVID-19 virus event has been a supply chain risk waiting to happen. A virus is not a ‘black swan’ event, but a ‘known-unknown’. The potential risks and likely consequences of a new virus were evident at the time of the SARS virus of 2002-3 and the H1N1 virus of 2009. The...

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Freight Pricing 2020 Trends: What Should Shippers Know? FREIGHT PRICING 2020 TRENDS: WHAT SHOULD SHIPPERS KNOW?

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Feb 25, 2020

Freight pricing continues to change across the globe. According to Darren Dodson of Material Handling & Logistics, the state of e-commerce will drive the majority of freight rate changes as more than 8.6 billion packages will make their way to U.S. customers in 2020. Traditional demands of the s...

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How smart tech can transform warehousing HOW SMART TECH CAN TRANSFORM WAREHOUSING

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Feb 23, 2020

A quick look into the history of warehouse management tells us that it was once a very paper-intensive process, heavily reliant on human beings to co-ordinate the multitude of activities that take place within the warehouse. However, ever-rising customer expectations, e-tailing/omni-channel and the ...

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Warehouse Safety WAREHOUSE SAFETY

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Feb 21, 2020

Health and Safety is a major concern for the Supply Chain & Logistics industries, where hazards and workplace accident risk are significant. We’ve gathered some stats from Safe Work Australia to illustrate the above, as well as recommendations on how to run a safe warehouse:

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORONAVIRUS SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTION WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORONAVIRUS SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTION

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Feb 21, 2020

Countries globally are working tirelessly to enforce containment measures in an effort to halt the Coronavirus' path of destruction. However, these measures may impose significant consequences on global supply networks. Given China’s position in the global economy, the Coronavirus, COVID-1...

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Freight & Transportation Management Trends for 2020 to Know FREIGHT & TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT TRENDS FOR 2020 TO KNOW

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Feb 19, 2020

The transportation management trends for 2020 reflect a growing consensus that new technology and visibility will define the successes of the future supply chain. Adoption rates for new services and cloud-based technologies are climbing, and the global transportation management system (TMS) is expan...

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Detect, Decide, Execute: How Logistics Drives Business Performance DETECT, DECIDE, EXECUTE: HOW LOGISTICS DRIVES BUSINESS PERFORMANCE

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Feb 18, 2020

Logistics can be a tough business. In a world where your Amazon orders arrive the same or next day, customers are demanding more from all their suppliers. That leaves businesses struggling to keep up with customer expectations and forcing them to reevaluate – and reinvent – their distrib...

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Observations on Artificial Intelligence in the Supply Chain Market OBSERVATIONS ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN MARKET

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Feb 18, 2020

With 2020 well underway, it’s a great time to pick a hot industry topic and subject it to a “state of the state” evaluation. And where better to start than Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the supply chain market? During this frothy, buzzword-laden phrase, we’ve seen a lot of ...

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Technology’s Effect on Global Automotive Supply Chains TECHNOLOGY’S EFFECT ON GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY CHAINS

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Feb 18, 2020

Like it has for many industries, technology is changing the game for the automotive sector – and the effects are now being felt down companies’ supply chains. As the intense focus on autonomous vehicles and electrification shows no signs of abating, automotive companies have a lot to thi...

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Shipping Barcodes: What They Are & How 3PLs Use Various Barcodes SHIPPING BARCODES: WHAT THEY ARE & HOW 3PLS USE VARIOUS BARCODES

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Feb 17, 2020

Barcodes are important for any business selling physical goods. They are used in brick-and-mortar stores as part of the purchase and returns process, in warehouses to track inventory and packages, by shipping carriers to locate and track shipments, and sometimes on invoices to assist with accounting...

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3PL 2020 Trends: The Year of Tech & Services to Move Shippers Forward 3PL 2020 TRENDS: THE YEAR OF TECH & SERVICES TO MOVE SHIPPERS FORWARD

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Feb 17, 2020

Recently, 3PL Central had the honor of sponsoring the annual state of third-party logistics (3PL) report. The report identified key trends and movements within the industry, and the top 3PL 2020 trends include 3PLs leveraging technology and software as a service (SaaS) models to enable continuous gr...

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Supply chain considerations SUPPLY CHAIN CONSIDERATIONS

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Feb 14, 2020

Cort Jacoby, Connected Supply Chain and Kristin Bohl, Customs and International Trade discuss six different areas companies can focus on when evaluating their supply chains in the current trade and tariff landscape.

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How supply chain transparency can help the planet HOW SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSPARENCY CAN HELP THE PLANET

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Feb 14, 2020

Given the option, few would choose to buy products that harm the earth yet it's nearly impossible to know how most consumer goods are made or where they're sourced from. That's about to change, says supply chain innovator Markus Mutz. He shares how he used blockchain technology to track ...

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How To Reduce Carbon Emissions In Your Supply Chain? HOW TO REDUCE CARBON EMISSIONS IN YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN?

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Feb 13, 2020

Transportation is the second biggest contributor to rising levels of Green House Gases. FarEye is enabling giants to move towards zero-emission deliveries.Rising levels of CO2 emissions are not only hurting the environment but can cause serious financial dents to your business’s bottom-line in...

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Tracking Fixed Assets Across the Modern Supply Chain TRACKING FIXED ASSETS ACROSS THE MODERN SUPPLY CHAIN

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Feb 13, 2020

Fixed assets, comprised of high value, long-term use inventory, can cost $260,000 per hour in unplanned production downtime if mismanaged. Common enterprise asset management challenges include inaccurate data, lack of visibility, timeliness, costly downtime and inability to scale. Modern asset track...

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Recognise the risks of disruptions in your supply chains RECOGNISE THE RISKS OF DISRUPTIONS IN YOUR SUPPLY CHAINS

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Feb 12, 2020

Supply Chains carry risks, both minor and major. A major risk to supply chains could be the current Coronavirus outbreak. This is due to uncertainty about its duration and the long term impact on economies and supply chains. As China is an integral part of global supply chains, a decline in its outp...

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TAKING YOUR WAREHOUSE INVENTORY FURTHER WITH RFID TAKING YOUR WAREHOUSE INVENTORY FURTHER WITH RFID

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Feb 12, 2020

The modern competitive environment requires redesigning of functionality for warehouses to deliver the desired results and sustain their presence in their industry. In this context, a well-defined WMS plays a significant role in perfect performance. At the front of your business, an efficient wareho...

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Building A Green Supply Chain In 2020 BUILDING A GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN IN 2020

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Feb 11, 2020

With visibility across the supply chain, Procurement is perfectly equipped to implement and enforce sustainable practices. How can the function promote responsible, ethical, green practices in the new decade? Check out the infographic below to learn more.

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4 Innovative Solutions for More Productive Warehouse Management 4 INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR MORE PRODUCTIVE WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT

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Feb 11, 2020

Over the past 30 years, technology has transformed warehouse operations, making them more efficient as well as reducing the number of required workers. And, given that technology advances at an exponential rate, warehouse managers may find it difficult to imagine what the warehouses of the future wi...

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Digital innovation in logistics warehouses DIGITAL INNOVATION IN LOGISTICS WAREHOUSES

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Feb 11, 2020

Business Chief takes a look at three leading logistics companies and how they are digitalising their warehouses. With technology evolving at an exponential rate, and the logistics industry needing flexible solutions for its complex operation, we take a closer look at some of the successful deploymen...

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Manufacturing and Supply Chain in SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2002 MANUFACTURING AND SUPPLY CHAIN IN SAP S/4HANA CLOUD 2002

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Feb 10, 2020

This blog provides an overview of innovations in SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2002 for Manufacturing and Supply Chain. Here is the table of contents: 1. Warehouse Management. Bin Managed Production Stock & Synchronous Postings. Serial number handling in Warehouse Management. Automatically Creation of Wareh...

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How Logistics Software Solve the Supply Chain Issues HOW LOGISTICS SOFTWARE SOLVE THE SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES

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Feb 10, 2020

Handling or managing the entire process of production flow is known as supply chain management. The activities cover things like Product development, sourcing, production, and logistics. With the help of logistic software, the supply chain firms can effectively develop and run the supply chains. The...

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Integrating omnichannel supply chains INTEGRATING OMNICHANNEL SUPPLY CHAINS

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Feb 10, 2020

DELMIA Quintiq logistics expert Martin Thesling talks about integrating the many channels retailers use to reach their customers under a single planning software to: Overcome planning complexity. Improve efficiency. Reduce costs.

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Transportation 2020: Top 4 Ways For Shippers To Navigate The Road Ahead TRANSPORTATION 2020: TOP 4 WAYS FOR SHIPPERS TO NAVIGATE THE ROAD AHEAD

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Feb 10, 2020

For shippers, the past two years have been a roller coaster ride. As quickly as capacity became limited and freight rates increased in 2018, the opposite occurred in 2019. Carriers that had invested in equipment and drivers in 2018 saw excess capacity and plummeting rates in 2019, a year with a reco...

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Trends in Shipping by Vertical: Retail, Wholesale & OEM Shipping for 2020 TRENDS IN SHIPPING BY VERTICAL: RETAIL, WHOLESALE & OEM SHIPPING FOR 2020

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Feb 10, 2020

Global trends in shipping continue to evolve in the wake of uncertainty and risk. The recent outbreak of the Coronavirus threatens to undermine use of shipping options that would involve air freight between the U.S. and China, explains Wired. New hazmat regulations are taking effect in 2020. Retaile...

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How to Test Major Changes in Your Supply Chain Process HOW TO TEST MAJOR CHANGES IN YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN PROCESS

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Feb 10, 2020

Did you know that the return of your supply chain process depends on how your software technology works as well as the efficiency of the people involved in the entire process? However, changes keep taking place, and you might feel clueless as to where your initiative is going. Supply chain testing i...

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White Paper on Transport Safety in the Era of Digital Mobility WHITE PAPER ON TRANSPORT SAFETY IN THE ERA OF DIGITAL MOBILITY

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Feb 09, 2020

While remarkable progress has been made with technological, operational and behavioral improvements in the century-old, automotive-based transport systems used around the world, rapid technological changes are occurring that could amount to a reset in outcomes for transport users. The convergence of...

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How is robotics and AI technologies changing supply chain? HOW IS ROBOTICS AND AI TECHNOLOGIES CHANGING SUPPLY CHAIN?

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Feb 09, 2020

The supply chain has to react to the market quickly. It should be flexible, expandable, so you can increase or reduce your capacity and save costs.” But how do you achieve this? Founder and CEO of Geek+ Yong Zheng believes the best way is by having a smart warehouse built on a foundation of ro...

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

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Feb 07, 2020

Unfortunately, managing hundreds, if not thousands, of parcel inbound logistics shipments lead to significant problems on the dock. In addition, new regulatory and compliance measures are in the works for parcel shipping.

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Think Big! Digital Logistics THINK BIG! DIGITAL LOGISTICS

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Feb 07, 2020

Economic uncertainty breeds hesitancy, but those in supply chain world who invest in new tech will win: Logistics and supply chain leaders would agree that their industry is facing many pressures. Two of the most significant being the changing needs of customers and a turbulent economic environment ...

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Optimizing Supply Chain Cost - Export and Import Logistics OPTIMIZING SUPPLY CHAIN COST - EXPORT AND IMPORT LOGISTICS

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Feb 06, 2020

India currently has cross border trade of US$ 844 billion comprising of exports of US$ 330 billion and imports of US$ 514 billion. India has set an ambitious target of 5% share in global exports (US$ 1 Trillion by 2025). Government of India’s policy initiatives such as ‘Make in India&rsq...

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Workshop Inventory Control in Logistics & Transportation Industry WORKSHOP INVENTORY CONTROL IN LOGISTICS & TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY

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Feb 06, 2020

Inventory tracking is a constant headache for all transport logistics companies. Be it their warehouses, workshops or stores, logistics & transport companies deal with a lot of spares and stocks. For their daily operations, inventory management software plays a crucial role.

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Five Ways Data Is Transforming the Supply Chain FIVE WAYS DATA IS TRANSFORMING THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Feb 06, 2020

Six years ago, I founded FourKites with a very focused mission: To leverage technology to provide the world’s biggest shippers and 3PLs with visibility into their freight in transit. That might sound simple in theory; after all, we can all check our Amazon packages in transit with the click of...

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How The Supply Chain Enables Successful Retail And e-Commerce HOW THE SUPPLY CHAIN ENABLES SUCCESSFUL RETAIL AND E-COMMERCE

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Feb 05, 2020

There are giant strides being made in supply chain management which is changing the face of retail and e-commerce. These strides are bringing changes in the way commerce is done, as well as delivery. The possibility of same-day / few hours delivery is growing in every sector, and it is changing the ...

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Eliminate supply chain disruptions with AI-powered playbooks ELIMINATE SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTIONS WITH AI-POWERED PLAYBOOKS

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Feb 05, 2020

In the next four years, your supply chain organization has a 1 in 5 chance of experiencing a disruption that could result in related damages exceeding $120 million. Organizations deal with business and supply chain disruptions on a daily basis. We get so used to dealing with these hiccups that somet...

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Seven Steps to Build Your Digital Supply Chain Twin SEVEN STEPS TO BUILD YOUR DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN TWIN

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Feb 05, 2020

The Digital Twin is the virtual representation of physical processes, assets or systems. Organizations build and maintain digital supply chain twins to manage their complex and global supply chain networks. Digital twins are utilized to provide horizontal visibility, identify opportunities by discov...

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Automated Insights: Turning Ecommerce Supply Chain Challenges into Opportunities AUTOMATED INSIGHTS: TURNING ECOMMERCE SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGES INTO OPPORTUNITIES

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Feb 05, 2020

Shoppers today want instant purchase gratification. For ecommerce sellers, this means having the right merchandise in stock to keep shoppers adding to their carts and clicking that buy button. When shoppers leave without converting, the first question we have to ask is, why? Sometimes the answer com...

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Overcome Manufacturing Supply Chain Challenges with Digital Planning OVERCOME MANUFACTURING SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGES WITH DIGITAL PLANNING

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Feb 04, 2020

The manufacturing industry has a strong heritage of adopting game-changing technologies to deliver higher quality products more efficiently. With the introduction of digital supply chains, the industry is moving into an era arguably on par with the industrial revolution. But Rome wasn’t built ...

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Warehouse Management Trends 2020: The Role of Warehouse Prowess on Efficient Shipping WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT TRENDS 2020: THE ROLE OF WAREHOUSE PROWESS ON EFFICIENT SHIPPING

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Feb 04, 2020

The state of warehouse management continues to evolve. According to Roberto Michel of Logistics Management, warehouse management trends of 2020 will reflect an increasing focus on more profitability, efficiency, business scalability, and continuous improvement. Consider these additional data points ...

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3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2020 3 SUPPLY CHAIN TRENDS TO KEEP AN EYE ON IN 2020

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Feb 03, 2020

2020 seemed a world away just a few years ago and yet, here we are. This promises to be a very eventful year. What’s on the horizon for supply chain professionals? Here are three supply chain trends to consider. Companies are increasingly under pressure to become more green. Moving past waste,...

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What Is Wasted Motion Costing Your Warehouse? WHAT IS WASTED MOTION COSTING YOUR WAREHOUSE?

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Feb 03, 2020

According to the US Census Bureau: There are roughly 957,000 U.S. Warehouse Workers. The Average Warehouse Worker Wastes -8 Minutes Per Hour Walking To Printers & Computers. That's the distance from NYC to Atlanta in wasted motion! Eliminate it with Mobile Powered Workstations.

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The ROI of a Logistics Technology Platform for Small Shippers THE ROI OF A LOGISTICS TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM FOR SMALL SHIPPERS

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Feb 03, 2020

Determining the return on investment (ROI) of the logistics technology platform for small shippers compares to the same process for huge enterprises. Learn why and how the right platform will generate strong returns regardless of size. The application of a transportation management system (TMS) allo...

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Advanced Logistics Technology Trends: A Look at the Cloud, Machine Learning, IoT, Blockchain & More ADVANCED LOGISTICS TECHNOLOGY TRENDS: A LOOK AT THE CLOUD, MACHINE LEARNING, IOT, BLOCKCHAIN & MORE

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Feb 03, 2020

Advanced logistics technologies provide an opportunity to do more with less, improve the use of automation within the supply chain, learn from the mountain of data, and find ways to create more engaging experiences in a digital world. Plenty of newer technologies have taken the focal point, includin...

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IBM Supply Chain: leveraging AI in supply chain IBM SUPPLY CHAIN: LEVERAGING AI IN SUPPLY CHAIN

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Feb 03, 2020

In a bid to empower companies unlock more value through data, IBM Supply Chain has released three ways to kick-start companies’ digital supply chains. Supply Chain Digital takes a closer look. Over the past few years, artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data have become prominent players in t...

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Digital Management of the Supply Chain DIGITAL MANAGEMENT OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Feb 02, 2020

The software solution "SC-Manager" by Simmeth System is a central Supply Chain information, control and management system. It informs directly and comprehensively about the operative processes in the value chain and supports workflows through automatisms.

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Need for due diligence in assessing supply chain substance NEED FOR DUE DILIGENCE IN ASSESSING SUPPLY CHAIN SUBSTANCE

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Feb 01, 2020

Demonstrating compliance for a variety of regulations and requirements can be a relatively challenging process. It usually begins with data collection, followed by a comparison against regulatory and industry requirements before companies conduct an assessment using comprehensive test and analytical...

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Technology, Data and New Models for Sustainably Managing Ocean Resources TECHNOLOGY, DATA AND NEW MODELS FOR SUSTAINABLY MANAGING OCEAN RESOURCES

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Jan 31, 2020

We are in the middle of an explosion in new data on the ocean, creating enormous potential for advances in our understanding and stewardship of ocean resources. An exponential increase in the number and variety of ocean observing systems and other new data sources has created the prospect of a digit...

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SHIPPING SOLUTIONS FOR ECOMMERCE SHIPPING SOLUTIONS FOR ECOMMERCE

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Jan 31, 2020

Choosing your packaging: When choosing what material to use for your products, it's important to consider the following: Packaging size packaging weight. Packaging durability: Will it maintain its integrity in bad weather. Origin country 2 product fragility product shape. Eco-friendly packaging ...

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The future of the supply chain is now THE FUTURE OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN IS NOW

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Jan 31, 2020

Do you understand your supply chain? Do you know what is happening right now, in this moment? What is perhaps not going well or even going wrong? And if so, why?Let’s stop talking about the future of logistics or supply chain management.

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Three Ways Wearables Boost Supply-Chain Efficiency THREE WAYS WEARABLES BOOST SUPPLY-CHAIN EFFICIENCY

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Jan 31, 2020

Smart electronic devices in the form of wearables are delivering intriguing possibilities for logistics companies. Wearables are hands-free devices connected to the internet which automatically deliver information to the wearer. MHI predicts that 70% of warehouse facilities will adopt some form of w...

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Blockchain may be the way ahead for supply chains – but not yet BLOCKCHAIN MAY BE THE WAY AHEAD FOR SUPPLY CHAINS – BUT NOT YET

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Jan 31, 2020

Some 80% of blockchain initiatives in the supply chain sector are unlikely to go beyond the pilot phase until at least 2022, according to new research from supply chain analyst Gartner. It said the main reason was that such initiatives had largely “pursued technology-oriented models that have ...

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12 Ways Drone Delivery Will Transform Logistics 12 WAYS DRONE DELIVERY WILL TRANSFORM LOGISTICS

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Jan 31, 2020

Unmanned aerial vehicles, more popularly known as drones, are expected to generate $82 billion in economic growth by 2025 along with 100,000 jobs. Despite recent regulations, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has already issued hundreds of waivers to companies interested in commercial drone ...

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Supply Chain Technology Trends 2020: Is this the Golden Era of Tech Use? SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGY TRENDS 2020: IS THIS THE GOLDEN ERA OF TECH USE?

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Jan 30, 2020

Supply chain technology always evolves, changes to meet the needs of the global supply chain, and offers huge benefits. With the new year, Cerasis always takes a moment to reflect on the state of the industry and the trends shaping it for the remainder of the year. The supply chain technology trends...

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Opturion Supply Chain and Logistics optimisation OPTURION SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS OPTIMISATION

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Jan 30, 2020

Opturion utilises artificial intelligence to create unique 21st-century optimisation technology, making it possible for its users to ensure compliance, reduce cost and improve customer service and productivity. This technology is disrupting the optimisation market and revolutionising the way decisio...

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Best Buy Modernizes Supply Chain Network with Advanced Automation and Warehouse Robots BEST BUY MODERNIZES SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK WITH ADVANCED AUTOMATION AND WAREHOUSE ROBOTS

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Jan 29, 2020

Best Buy is a worldwide omnichannel electronics retailer enriching the lives of their customers though technology. To compete in today’s fast-paced ecommerce environment, Best Buy is revolutionizing its supply chain network, creating logistical efficiencies that seemed impossible in the past.

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SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGY 2020: WHAT TO EXPECT? SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGY 2020: WHAT TO EXPECT?

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Jan 29, 2020

Technology has become synonymous with supply chains. It’s not only creating new and innovative products to support global supply chains, but is also rapidly changing how the industry operates. These new technologies are being leveraged by both traditional and tech-first logistics companies in ...

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2020: Set Your Supply Chain for Success 2020: SET YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN FOR SUCCESS

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Jan 29, 2020

Here’s the thing about time: we never have enough of it. This couldn’t ring any truer for U.S. retailers looking to bounce back from a challenging 2019 holiday season. With Thanksgiving landing on Nov. 28 six days later than the holiday in 2018 retailers were left with far less time to s...

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7 Steps to Build Your Digital Supply Chain Twin 7 STEPS TO BUILD YOUR DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN TWIN

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Jan 28, 2020

The Digital Twin is the virtual representation of physical processes, assets or systems. Organizations build and maintain digital supply chain twins to manage their complex and global supply chain networks. Digital twins are utilized to provide horizontal visibility, identify opportunities by discov...

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Sustainability and Compliance in Supply Chains: SCRM Best Practices from Clariant SUSTAINABILITY AND COMPLIANCE IN SUPPLY CHAINS: SCRM BEST PRACTICES FROM CLARIANT

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Jan 28, 2020

Supply chain risk management has never been more important—especially in industries where regulations are everchanging and sustainability is top of mind. The ability to effectively identify, track and mitigate risk is now becoming a huge competitive advantage for the world’s leading bran...

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Supply chain planning SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING

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Jan 27, 2020

Supply chain management software is segmented into planning components and execution components. Planning are activities such as developing demands forecasts, establishing the supplies, planning and scheduling manufacturing operations, and developing key performance metrics to ensure efficient and c...

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Practical Guide to Warehouse Optimisation PRACTICAL GUIDE TO WAREHOUSE OPTIMISATION

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Jan 27, 2020

Why do you need to optimise your warehouse? A lean and efficient business starts in your warehouse. Optimising your warehouse helps you provide your customers with a seamless service experience, reduce your operating expenses, increase your revenue and working capital. In today’s highly compet...

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4 Ways to Make Your Supply Chain More Sustainable 4 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN MORE SUSTAINABLE

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Jan 27, 2020

With rising pressure from shareholders, investors and the international community to push sustainability into all aspects of the supply chain, there arguably has never been a more important time to disregard outdated processes and swap them for innovative techniques that prioritize the environment. ...

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

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Jan 27, 2020

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

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Future Supply Chain FUTURE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jan 26, 2020

We are one of India’s largest organised third-party supply chain and logistics service provider. We offer automated and IT-enabled warehousing, distribution and other logistics solutions to a wide range of customers. Our service offerings, warehousing structure, pan-India distribution network,...

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Supply Chain and Blockchain: How Do they Go Together? SUPPLY CHAIN AND BLOCKCHAIN: HOW DO THEY GO TOGETHER?

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Jan 26, 2020

The supply chain consists of a complex network of suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and consumers. Consequently, a product goes through multiple stages in its supply chain lifecycle. It gets transferred through hundreds of hands, from one geographical location into another. This ent...

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

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Jan 26, 2020

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

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The ROI Behind Freight Visibility THE ROI BEHIND FREIGHT VISIBILITY

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Jan 25, 2020

Global supply chain visibility has become an extremely hot topic in recent years. In Descartes’ 2019 survey of transportation and logistics professionals, it was rated the 1 capability needed for successful transportation management. To improve financial and service KPIs, companies must have a...

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

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Jan 24, 2020

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

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Augmented & Virtual Reality: 4 Ways To Find Real Supply Chain Value AUGMENTED & VIRTUAL REALITY: 4 WAYS TO FIND REAL SUPPLY CHAIN VALUE

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Jan 23, 2020

Virtual reality is often a topic associated with science fiction, video gaming, and ultra-realistic amusement park rides; it can seem like a stretch to bring it into a work environment where serious results are required. However, the technology has grown by leaps and bounds in the last couple of yea...

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

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Jan 23, 2020

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

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

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Jan 23, 2020

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

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

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Jan 23, 2020

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

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

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Jan 23, 2020

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

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

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Jan 22, 2020

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

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

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Jan 22, 2020

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

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Inventory System for Warehouse Management INVENTORY SYSTEM FOR WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT

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Jan 21, 2020

“ASAP Systems’ best in class Inventory System, assisted Lifebloom Corp, a California-based company, with its Inventory Management within two warehouses. Lifebloom Corp is a Nutraceutical Manufacturing and Packaging Company. The company provides comprehensive services from product develop...

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Digital Supply Chain Explained DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN EXPLAINED

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Jan 21, 2020

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

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

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Jan 21, 2020

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

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

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Jan 21, 2020

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

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5 Freight & Logistics Tech Trends to Know for 2020 5 FREIGHT & LOGISTICS TECH TRENDS TO KNOW FOR 2020

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Jan 20, 2020

In this “Fast Freight Five” I am going to cover 5 freight and logistics tech trends to know that is a bit more realistic and likely to happen in 2020. As they say, seeing is believing. See for yourself the capabilities of our powerful transportation management system, the Cerasis Rater, ...

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

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Jan 20, 2020

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

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

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Jan 20, 2020

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

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

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Jan 20, 2020

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

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Sustainability in the supply chain SUSTAINABILITY IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jan 19, 2020

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

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

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Jan 17, 2020

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

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

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Jan 17, 2020

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

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

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Jan 16, 2020

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

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

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Jan 16, 2020

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

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

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Jan 16, 2020

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

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Building A Content Supply Chain BUILDING A CONTENT SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jan 15, 2020

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

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

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Jan 15, 2020

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

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

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Jan 15, 2020

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

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

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Jan 15, 2020

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

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The Supply Chain of Smartphones THE SUPPLY CHAIN OF SMARTPHONES

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Jan 14, 2020

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

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

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Jan 13, 2020

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

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

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Jan 13, 2020

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

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Rethink Supply Chain RETHINK SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jan 13, 2020

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

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

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Jan 13, 2020

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

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

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Jan 13, 2020

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

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

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Jan 12, 2020

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

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UPS Smart Logistics Challenge UPS SMART LOGISTICS CHALLENGE

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Jan 12, 2020

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

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

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Jan 10, 2020

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

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

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Jan 10, 2020

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

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

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Jan 10, 2020

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

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

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Jan 09, 2020

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

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Transparency in the supply chain TRANSPARENCY IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jan 08, 2020

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

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

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Jan 08, 2020

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

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

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Jan 08, 2020

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

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

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Jan 07, 2020

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

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TOP ISSUES FACING 3PL TOP ISSUES FACING 3PL'S AND COLD STORAGE WAREHOUSES

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Jan 06, 2020

Power consumption: Energy cost have increased 33% over the past decade. Consumption rose from 5.25 c/KWH to over 7.01 c/KWH this accounting for nearly 15 percent of the facilities operating cost. Next to energy, labor costs are the second largest concern for a 3PL warehouse. The demand for skilled l...

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

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Jan 06, 2020

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

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

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Jan 06, 2020

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

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

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Jan 06, 2020

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

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2020 Supply Chain Technology Trends 2020 SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

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Jan 06, 2020

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

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

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Jan 06, 2020

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

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Recession proofing the supply chain RECESSION PROOFING THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jan 05, 2020

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

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Creating an Integrated Supply Chain in Retail Grocery CREATING AN INTEGRATED SUPPLY CHAIN IN RETAIL GROCERY

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Jan 03, 2020

With the ongoing expansion of online retail, consumers want more convenience and a wider selection of fresh products, which have shorter shelf lives—putting more pressure on the entire supply chain. This pressure is pushing retailers' cost and service metrics in the wrong direction and boo...

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

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Jan 03, 2020

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

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

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Jan 03, 2020

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

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

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Jan 02, 2020

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

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

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Jan 01, 2020

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

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Sustainable Supply Chain Finance SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE

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Dec 31, 2019

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

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

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Dec 31, 2019

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

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

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Dec 31, 2019

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

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The Amazonification of Supply Chains THE AMAZONIFICATION OF SUPPLY CHAINS

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Dec 30, 2019

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

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

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Dec 27, 2019

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

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

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Dec 27, 2019

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

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

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Dec 26, 2019

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

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

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Dec 25, 2019

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

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

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Dec 24, 2019

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

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

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Dec 23, 2019

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

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

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Dec 23, 2019

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

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

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Dec 23, 2019

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

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

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Dec 23, 2019

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

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

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Dec 20, 2019

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

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

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Dec 20, 2019

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

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

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Dec 19, 2019

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

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

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Dec 19, 2019

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

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

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Dec 19, 2019

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

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

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Dec 18, 2019

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

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

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Dec 18, 2019

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

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

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Dec 17, 2019

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

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

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Dec 17, 2019

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

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

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Dec 17, 2019

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

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

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Dec 16, 2019

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

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

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Dec 16, 2019

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

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

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Dec 16, 2019

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

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Your Essential Warehouse YOUR ESSENTIAL WAREHOUSE

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Dec 15, 2019

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

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

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Dec 15, 2019

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

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Logistics Management LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

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Dec 14, 2019

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

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Procurement in the Digital Age PROCUREMENT IN THE DIGITAL AGE

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Dec 13, 2019

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

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

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Dec 13, 2019

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

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The shipping & receiving process THE SHIPPING & RECEIVING PROCESS

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Dec 12, 2019

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

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

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Dec 12, 2019

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

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

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Dec 12, 2019

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

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

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Dec 11, 2019

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

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

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Dec 11, 2019

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

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

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Dec 11, 2019

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

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

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Dec 10, 2019

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

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

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Dec 10, 2019

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

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

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Dec 10, 2019

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

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

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Dec 10, 2019

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

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

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Dec 10, 2019

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

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Smarter an greener digital logistics SMARTER AN GREENER DIGITAL LOGISTICS

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Dec 10, 2019

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

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

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Dec 09, 2019

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

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Chemicals supply chain CHEMICALS SUPPLY CHAIN

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Dec 09, 2019

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

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

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Dec 08, 2019

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

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

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Dec 06, 2019

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

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

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Dec 05, 2019

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

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

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Dec 05, 2019

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

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

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Dec 05, 2019

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

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

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Dec 05, 2019

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

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

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Dec 04, 2019

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

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

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Dec 04, 2019

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

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

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Dec 03, 2019

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

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

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Dec 03, 2019

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

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

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Dec 03, 2019

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

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

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Dec 03, 2019

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

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

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Dec 02, 2019

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

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

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Dec 02, 2019

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

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

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Dec 02, 2019

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

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

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Dec 01, 2019

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

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

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Nov 28, 2019

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

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

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Nov 28, 2019

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

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

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Nov 28, 2019

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

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

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Nov 27, 2019

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

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

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Nov 26, 2019

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

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

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Nov 26, 2019

The need to transform to a more ethical supply chain has become a constant movement within the last few years. A 2015 survey from Cone Communications found that 9 out of 10 millennials would switch brands to one associated with a more ethical cause. The Software Advice report found that, for a $100 ...

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

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Nov 26, 2019

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

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

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Nov 25, 2019

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

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

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Nov 25, 2019

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

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

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Nov 25, 2019

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

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

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Nov 24, 2019

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

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Blockchain for Supply Chain BLOCKCHAIN FOR SUPPLY CHAIN

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Nov 22, 2019

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

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

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Nov 22, 2019

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

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

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Nov 22, 2019

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

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

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Nov 21, 2019

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

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

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Nov 21, 2019

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

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Warehousing & Logistics WAREHOUSING & LOGISTICS

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Nov 20, 2019

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

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

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Nov 20, 2019

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

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

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Nov 20, 2019

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

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Supply Chain VS Procurement SUPPLY CHAIN VS PROCUREMENT

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Nov 19, 2019

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

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

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Nov 19, 2019

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

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

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Nov 19, 2019

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

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The Future of Supply Chains THE FUTURE OF SUPPLY CHAINS

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Nov 19, 2019

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

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

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Nov 19, 2019

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

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

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Nov 19, 2019

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

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

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Nov 18, 2019

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

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

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Nov 18, 2019

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

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

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Nov 18, 2019

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

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

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Nov 18, 2019

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

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

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Nov 18, 2019

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

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

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Nov 15, 2019

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

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Step Inside a Staples Warehouse STEP INSIDE A STAPLES WAREHOUSE

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Nov 15, 2019

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

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

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Nov 15, 2019

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

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Cross docking in logistics CROSS DOCKING IN LOGISTICS

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Nov 14, 2019

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

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Cross docking in logistics CROSS DOCKING IN LOGISTICS

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Nov 14, 2019

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

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

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Nov 14, 2019

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

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

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Nov 13, 2019

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

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Perils of the open office PERILS OF THE OPEN OFFICE

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Nov 13, 2019

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

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

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Nov 12, 2019

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

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

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Nov 12, 2019

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

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

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Nov 12, 2019

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

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9 Warehouse Optimization Tips 9 WAREHOUSE OPTIMIZATION TIPS

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Nov 12, 2019

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

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

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Nov 12, 2019

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

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

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Nov 11, 2019

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

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REVIEW OF MARITIME TRANSPORT 2019 REVIEW OF MARITIME TRANSPORT 2019

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Nov 11, 2019

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

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

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Nov 11, 2019

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

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

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Nov 11, 2019

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

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

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Nov 11, 2019

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

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

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Nov 11, 2019

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

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

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Nov 10, 2019

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

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Intelligent Supply Chains INTELLIGENT SUPPLY CHAINS

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Nov 07, 2019

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

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

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Nov 07, 2019

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

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

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Nov 06, 2019

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

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

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Nov 05, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 01, 2019

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

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

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Nov 01, 2019

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

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

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Nov 01, 2019

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

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

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Nov 01, 2019

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

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Infosys Supply Chain Distributed Application INFOSYS SUPPLY CHAIN DISTRIBUTED APPLICATION

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Oct 31, 2019

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

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

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Oct 31, 2019

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

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

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Oct 31, 2019

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

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Supply Chain Planning 2025 SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING 2025

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Oct 29, 2019

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

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

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Oct 29, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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Oct 25, 2019

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

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

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Oct 25, 2019

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

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

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Oct 25, 2019

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

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

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Oct 25, 2019

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

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

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Oct 24, 2019

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

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

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Oct 24, 2019

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

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

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Oct 24, 2019

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

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

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Oct 24, 2019

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

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

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Oct 23, 2019

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

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Discover Honeywell Connected Logistics Journey DISCOVER HONEYWELL CONNECTED LOGISTICS JOURNEY

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Oct 23, 2019

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

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SAP Logistics Business Network SAP LOGISTICS BUSINESS NETWORK

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Oct 23, 2019

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

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

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Oct 23, 2019

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

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

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Oct 22, 2019

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

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

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Oct 22, 2019

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

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

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Oct 22, 2019

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

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

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Oct 21, 2019

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

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Supply chain transformation challenges SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGES

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Oct 21, 2019

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

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

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Oct 21, 2019

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

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

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Oct 21, 2019

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

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

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Oct 18, 2019

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

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

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Oct 18, 2019

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

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

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Oct 18, 2019

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

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

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Oct 16, 2019

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

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

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Oct 16, 2019

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

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

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Oct 16, 2019

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

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

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Oct 16, 2019

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

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

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Oct 15, 2019

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

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

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Oct 15, 2019

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

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THE FUTURE OF WAREHOUSING THE FUTURE OF WAREHOUSING

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Oct 15, 2019

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

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

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Oct 15, 2019

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

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

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Oct 15, 2019

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

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SUSTAINABLE FUELS FOR LOGISTICS SUSTAINABLE FUELS FOR LOGISTICS

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Oct 14, 2019

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

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

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Oct 14, 2019

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

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Coal blending and logistics optimization COAL BLENDING AND LOGISTICS OPTIMIZATION

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Oct 14, 2019

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

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

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Oct 14, 2019

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

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

blog article

Oct 14, 2019

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

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

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Oct 14, 2019

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

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

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Oct 13, 2019

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

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

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Oct 13, 2019

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

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

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Oct 11, 2019

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

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

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Oct 11, 2019

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

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

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Oct 11, 2019

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

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Robotics Drives Supply Chain Profits ROBOTICS DRIVES SUPPLY CHAIN PROFITS

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Oct 10, 2019

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

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

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Oct 10, 2019

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

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

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Oct 10, 2019

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

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

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Oct 09, 2019

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

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

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Oct 08, 2019

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

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

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Oct 08, 2019

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

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

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Oct 08, 2019

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

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

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Oct 08, 2019

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

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

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Oct 07, 2019

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

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

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Oct 07, 2019

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

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

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Oct 07, 2019

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

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

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Oct 03, 2019

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

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

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Oct 03, 2019

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

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

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Oct 01, 2019

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

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INTERNET OF THINGS IN LOGISTICS INTERNET OF THINGS IN LOGISTICS

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Oct 01, 2019

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

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

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Oct 01, 2019

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

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

blog article

Oct 01, 2019

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

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

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Sep 30, 2019

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

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

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Sep 30, 2019

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

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

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Sep 30, 2019

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

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

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Sep 30, 2019

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

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

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Sep 30, 2019

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

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