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

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Oct 16, 2018

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

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

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Oct 15, 2018

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

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

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Oct 15, 2018

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

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

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Oct 12, 2018

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

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

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Oct 12, 2018

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

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

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Oct 12, 2018

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

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

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Oct 09, 2018

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

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

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Oct 08, 2018

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

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Tips for Managing Multiple Warehouses TIPS FOR MANAGING MULTIPLE WAREHOUSES

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Oct 08, 2018

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

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

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Oct 05, 2018

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

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

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Oct 04, 2018

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

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

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Oct 04, 2018

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

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

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Oct 03, 2018

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

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

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Oct 03, 2018

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

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

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Oct 03, 2018

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

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

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Oct 02, 2018

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

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The future of logistics? THE FUTURE OF LOGISTICS?

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Oct 01, 2018

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

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

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Sep 28, 2018

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

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

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Sep 27, 2018

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

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

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Sep 25, 2018

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

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

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Sep 25, 2018

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

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

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Sep 24, 2018

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

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

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Sep 24, 2018

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

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

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Sep 20, 2018

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

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

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Sep 20, 2018

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

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

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Sep 20, 2018

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

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

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Sep 19, 2018

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

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

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Sep 19, 2018

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

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

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Sep 19, 2018

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

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

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Sep 18, 2018

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

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

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Sep 18, 2018

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

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

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Sep 18, 2018

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

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

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Sep 17, 2018

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

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2018 Trucking Perspect 2018 TRUCKING PERSPECT

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Sep 14, 2018

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

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

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Sep 13, 2018

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

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

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Sep 13, 2018

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

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

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Sep 12, 2018

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

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

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Sep 11, 2018

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

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

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Sep 06, 2018

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

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

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Sep 06, 2018

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

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

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Sep 05, 2018

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

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

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Sep 05, 2018

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

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

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Sep 04, 2018

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

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WAREHOUSE ROBOTICS WAREHOUSE ROBOTICS

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Aug 31, 2018

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

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GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN AND THE COMPANIES EXCELLING AT IT GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN AND THE COMPANIES EXCELLING AT IT

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Aug 31, 2018

Walk to the store rather than drive. Turn off lights when you leave the room. Use public transportation or carpool. We’ve all heard these, and more, simple pieces of advice that are meant to conserve natural resources-and even followed them when it was convenient. Just as individuals have been...

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How to Design a Warehouse Floor Plan HOW TO DESIGN A WAREHOUSE FLOOR PLAN

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Aug 30, 2018

Any seasoned warehouse or facility manager knows that a bad warehouse floor plan can break an overarching operational strategy, disrupting flow so severely that goals might not be met, inventory and equipment might be damaged, and floor associates might even be put in harm’s way. 

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Eddie Stobart Logistics’ surge continues fuelled by new wins, acquisitions and retained business EDDIE STOBART LOGISTICS’ SURGE CONTINUES FUELLED BY NEW WINS, ACQUISITIONS AND RETAINED BUSINESS

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Aug 30, 2018

Eddie Stobart Logistics’ growth continued at a gallop in the first six months to 31 May 2018, driven by a mix of acquisitions, new contract wins, and retained business. Turnover increased by more than a quarter (25.3%) in the period to £359.3m (2017: £286.8m). The operator’s ...

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Drafting the Ultimate Fantasy Team: Supply Chain Edition DRAFTING THE ULTIMATE FANTASY TEAM: SUPPLY CHAIN EDITION

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Aug 29, 2018

Nothing quite compares to the sensation of winning: watching your carefully chosen players perform well, game after game, racking up points and moving your team up in the rankings. After taking the time to review player stats and understand the nuances of your league, you’ve developed a strate...

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Beyond the Beer Game: Tips for Responsible Logistics Gamification BEYOND THE BEER GAME: TIPS FOR RESPONSIBLE LOGISTICS GAMIFICATION

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Aug 28, 2018

For all the hype currently surrounding workplace gamification, it is not an entirely new business concept. In fact, here at Logistics Bureau, we’ve been using the Beer Game (a supply chain simulation) for years now, as a way to help companies educate their management teams in supply chain dyna...

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Expanding the Supply Chain: Using Blockchain to Optimize Storage Capacity EXPANDING THE SUPPLY CHAIN: USING BLOCKCHAIN TO OPTIMIZE STORAGE CAPACITY

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Aug 28, 2018

As a result of rising e-commerce, the demand for global shipping is at an all-time high. Freight lines have been forced to increase staffing volumes by nearly 20 percent, and trucking companies and warehouse operators created more than 15,000 jobs in July alone.

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Washington to finally focus on the threat to supply-chain risk management WASHINGTON TO FINALLY FOCUS ON THE THREAT TO SUPPLY-CHAIN RISK MANAGEMENT

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Aug 28, 2018

Policymakers in Washington have recently begun to consider measures that take aim at supply-chain risk management (SCRM). The disconcerting reality, however, is that they are already behind the curve, as the status quo for SCRM is not keeping pace with today’s dynamic threat landscape.

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Top 10 air freight carriers TOP 10 AIR FREIGHT CARRIERS

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Aug 24, 2018

The Luxembourgish freight carrier Cargolux Group (comprised of Cargolux Airlines and Cargolux Italia, established in 2008) remained in the number 10 spot, with a total reported FTK (Freight Tonne Kilometer) equaling 7.45 bn, which represents a 7.7% expansion year-over-year. The carrier group current...

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XPO Logistics and House of Fraser supply chain standoff continues XPO LOGISTICS AND HOUSE OF FRASER SUPPLY CHAIN STANDOFF CONTINUES

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Aug 22, 2018

XPO Logistics remains in a standoff with the new owner of House of Fraser, with the department store group’s supply chain paralyzed as a consequence. The logistics firm is owed £30.4m as a creditor of the retailer, which was placed into administration on 10 August and saw most of its ass...

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A Maturity Model for Supply Chain Design A MATURITY MODEL FOR SUPPLY CHAIN DESIGN

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Aug 20, 2018

LLamasoft has developed a maturity model related to supply chain design solutions. As a leading supplier of supply chain design solutions, this is a natural extension for them. Developing a maturity model, however, is not for the faint of heart.

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Gamification ideas in business: Your way to a more efficient supply chain GAMIFICATION IDEAS IN BUSINESS: YOUR WAY TO A MORE EFFICIENT SUPPLY CHAIN

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Aug 16, 2018

Simply put, gamification involves the application of game design elements in a business setting. Gamification uses both intrinsic and extrinsic motivators to encourage users to perform at their best, fostering engagement through tactics ranging from simple – such as a progress bar, to those th...

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Tips for Negotiating Your UPS and FedEx Carrier Contracts TIPS FOR NEGOTIATING YOUR UPS AND FEDEX CARRIER CONTRACTS

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Aug 14, 2018

Several years ago, there were three full-service carriers offering ground, air, hundredweight, and international services. FedEx and UPS are currently the last two carriers still servicing the entire U.S. with time-definite deliveries. Both offer the same type of services and compete for the same cl...

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Gaining Big Efficiency in Supply Chain Visibility Without Spending Big Dollars GAINING BIG EFFICIENCY IN SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY WITHOUT SPENDING BIG DOLLARS

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Aug 14, 2018

Every person, regardless of industry, is caught in highly reactive day-to-day business rhythms, so it’s only natural to focus efforts on keeping up with internal and external customer-centric demands.  Each day, new fires are started and put out, an over-abundance of meetings consume the ...

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4 Lessons Learned from Amazon 4 LESSONS LEARNED FROM AMAZON'S MOVE INTO THE HEALTHCARE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Aug 13, 2018

Amazon made headlines recently when it announced plans to expanded its current business of supplying healthcare commodities to small clinics and ambulatory surgical centers by entering the pharmaceutical drug and medical device supply chain.

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GE Transportation technology pilot project begins at Port of Long Beach GE TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY PILOT PROJECT BEGINS AT PORT OF LONG BEACH

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Aug 13, 2018

Over the next two months, stakeholders across the Port will use GE’s Port Optimizer software to access data that will allow them to move cargo containers more efficiently. The companies say Port Optimizer enhances cargo flow as participating terminal operators and other stakeholders receive mu...

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Devon Energy Uses Real-time Visibility to Improve Trucking Operations DEVON ENERGY USES REAL-TIME VISIBILITY TO IMPROVE TRUCKING OPERATIONS

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Aug 09, 2018

Like many other energy companies, Devon Energy, a leading independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company in North America, generates huge volumes of data.  The company’s SCADA system monitors 6.5 million data points from multiple sites, with more than 10,000 updates pe...

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Transitioning to Digital Supply Networks TRANSITIONING TO DIGITAL SUPPLY NETWORKS

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Aug 09, 2018

With the advent of the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, supply chain professionals are expected to embrace many new technologies – from artificial intelligence and robotics to predictive analytics and cloud computing. To best integrate these technologies and share information amo...

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Logistics Payrolls Surging Ahead of Fall Shipping Season LOGISTICS PAYROLLS SURGING AHEAD OF FALL SHIPPING SEASON

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Aug 06, 2018

Courier and messenger company payrolls rose by 7,600 jobs in July, the biggest monthly gain since March, according to preliminary figures the Labor Department released Friday, extending an expansion in transport operations driven by e-commerce and the home delivery of online purchases. It is the 18t...

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Artificial Intelligence set to change the dynamics in Logistics and Warehousing ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SET TO CHANGE THE DYNAMICS IN LOGISTICS AND WAREHOUSING

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Aug 06, 2018

According to a report by Supply Chain consultancy Armstrong and Associates; “U.S. warehousing costs for 2017 were estimated to be $148.7 billion, a 3.3% increase over 2016’s $143.7 billion. Nearly $70 billion of that tally, $68.6 billion, was attributed to commercial warehousing, and the...

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Supply Chain Managers May Obtain Trade Forecasts at Upcoming Forums SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGERS MAY OBTAIN TRADE FORECASTS AT UPCOMING FORUMS

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Aug 06, 2018

As supply chain managers have become painfully aware, keeping on top of the shifting trade agreement banter and subsequent compliance necessities has added a new layer of complexity to their operations.
Fortunately, a full season of trade summits, seminars, and conferences are being staged to...

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Blockchain Gains Traction in the Food Supply Chain BLOCKCHAIN GAINS TRACTION IN THE FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN

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Aug 06, 2018

A recent Wall Street Journal article reported that “after initial tests, 12 of the world’s biggest companies, including Walmart and Nestlé, are building a blockchain to remake how the industry tracks food worldwide.” I reached out to IBM to learn more. The traceability platf...

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How to Choose the Right Labels for Your Warehouse Environment HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT LABELS FOR YOUR WAREHOUSE ENVIRONMENT

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Aug 06, 2018

Choosing the right labels for your warehouse environment can seem like a daunting task. There are myriad label options for every conceivable warehouse application, from cold storage needs to floor labels, hanging signs, and more. And with multiple usability considerations, such as whether you requir...

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The beat goes on for Class 8 truck orders THE BEAT GOES ON FOR CLASS 8 TRUCK ORDERS

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Aug 06, 2018

As has been the case for a while now, Class 8 truck orders are still very much in demand. For sure, one reason for the strength in orders is a humming economy, as well as tight capacity brought on by the ongoing driver shortage, and solid demand levels, too. The strong levels of Class 8 orders in Ju...

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Artificial Intelligence in the Supply Chain ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Aug 03, 2018

The future of businesses is not just about adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology; it is about being ahead and gaining a significant advantage over competitors. Amongst other business applications, Supply Chain is also following suit giving rise to a new era in its optimization; where the ...

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5 Ways to Digitize Your Supply Chain 5 WAYS TO DIGITIZE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

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Aug 03, 2018

Digitization can make your company’s global supply chain more efficient, cost-effective, and customer-focused while making sure it doesn’t fall behind the curve. Here’s how to do it. If you think tech-centric terms like the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), an...

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Determining when it DETERMINING WHEN IT'S TIME TO EVALUATE REVERSE LOGISTICS PRACTICES

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Aug 02, 2018

Reverse logistics is becoming an integral part of operations for manufacturers, distributors and service providers to minimize lost revenue when moving products, parts, and sub-components back into inventory. Recent Statista research shows that goods returns cost $246.3 billion per year in North Ame...

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Spotlight On: The 10 Most Common Pallet Racking Systems SPOTLIGHT ON: THE 10 MOST COMMON PALLET RACKING SYSTEMS

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Aug 01, 2018

Pallet racking systems pervade the logistics landscape. Scattered across the country in distribution centers, sheds, and stores, racking fixtures of all shapes and sizes store goods for our nation. But, if you look carefully you will see that not all racking systems are the same. For those in the in...

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Warehouse Mobility Upgrades Accelerate WAREHOUSE MOBILITY UPGRADES ACCELERATE

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Aug 01, 2018

ARC and DC Velocity recently launched an online survey to obtain detailed insights into the topic, including current use and future plans for use of various mobile operating systems (OS), the relative importance of mobile OS capabilities, the range of current mobile WMS in use, value of various scan...

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NextGen Supply Chain: Update on 3D printing, Part 2. NEXTGEN SUPPLY CHAIN: UPDATE ON 3D PRINTING, PART 2.

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Jul 31, 2018

Over the years, Jabil, the manufacturing solutions provider and one of HP’s partners in the production of 3D printers, has been recognized as a supply chain innovator by the likes of Gartner.  Today, it is in the process of creating what Jabil and John Dulchinos, the vice president of dig...

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Indiana Jones and the supply chain bullwhip effect INDIANA JONES AND THE SUPPLY CHAIN BULLWHIP EFFECT

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Jul 30, 2018

According to the European Journal of Operational Research, the term ‘bullwhip effect’ was first coined by Procter & Gamble (P&G) in the 1990s in reference to the order variance amplification phenomenon observed between P&G and its suppliers.” A small shift in customer d...

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The supply chain that sees ahead THE SUPPLY CHAIN THAT SEES AHEAD

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Jul 30, 2018

Supply chains have gotten pretty good over the last 20 years. But they can get much, much better, audiences will hear this week at the CAR Management Briefing Seminars. The new magic is 2018-age computing power. Artificial intelligence, advanced software platforms, and the latest tools in data colle...

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The Simplest of Questions For Supply Chain Managers THE SIMPLEST OF QUESTIONS FOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGERS

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Jul 27, 2018

“Do your Procurement professionals spend any time with your Sales professionals sharing best practices?”  This is a question I’ve been asking during client engagements for the past two decades.  It’s simple and direct.  The answer is likewise simple and direct ...

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This Week in Logistics News THIS WEEK IN LOGISTICS NEWS

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Jul 27, 2018

I’m back at it, after a two-week vacation to Copenhagen, Denmark. I have to say that Copenhagen was one of the cleanest and family-friendliest cities I have ever been to. In all, it was an amazing trip. As an analyst that covers logistics, I feel as though there are two points I have to make r...

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DP World’s Supply Chain Diet DP WORLD’S SUPPLY CHAIN DIET

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Jul 26, 2018

For the majority of people that pop out of the office for a speedy lunch, or manage to sit down with their families for an evening meal, the food that they consume rarely presents a supply chain conundrum. Unless you work in logistics like me, the food on your plate is more likely to make you saliva...

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5 Benefits of Using a Warehouse Execution System 5 BENEFITS OF USING A WAREHOUSE EXECUTION SYSTEM

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Jul 25, 2018

Typically, the standard warehouse management system (WMS) steals the spotlight from other inventory control, cloud-based systems, but just because it’s a more common software option doesn’t mean that it’s a one-size-fits-all supply chain software. As a matter of fact, busy operatio...

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The sharing economy: An effective model for supply chain management? THE SHARING ECONOMY: AN EFFECTIVE MODEL FOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT?

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Jul 24, 2018

The sharing economy involves buying and selling temporary access to goods or services, usually arranged through an online platform. It is inevitably becoming a major source of revenue in today’s global economy, led by the likes of Uber and Airbnb. By using new digital platforms, the sharing ec...

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IIoT expected to boost revenues across global supply chain IIOT EXPECTED TO BOOST REVENUES ACROSS GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jul 24, 2018

Organisations across the global supply chain expect IIoT to be increasing their annual revenues by 10% within five years.The report said that the Industrial Internet of Things is set to revolutionise how businesses function in the next few years. There will be significantly increased automation and ...

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Nufarm taps SAP Ariba for supply chain transformation NUFARM TAPS SAP ARIBA FOR SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSFORMATION

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Jul 24, 2018

The organization is to share its story at today’s SAP Ariba Live conference taking place at the Hyatt Regency Sydney. When it comes to agriculture and farming, procurement is a different game and needs to be simple and efficient, but also in compliance with rules and regulations designed to pr...

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Freight transportation and logistics economic outlook remains largely positive FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS ECONOMIC OUTLOOK REMAINS LARGELY POSITIVE

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Jul 23, 2018

In a recent Moneywatch article, the headline stated: “For the U.S. economy, this may be as good as it gets.” I sort of chuckled when I first saw it, mainly because of the matter of fact approach it seemed to take. But after reading the article, which highlighted many of the positive thin...

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Domino DOMINO'S PIZZA ACCELERATES SUPPLY CHAIN SPENDING TO SUPPORT THE EXPANSION PLAN

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Jul 20, 2018

In a conference call discussing the company's second-quarter earnings, Allison said that the pizza chain wants to open about 2,350 stores over the next ten years, according to CNN. Domino's Pizza, the largest pizza company in the world based on global retail sales, currently has around 5,650...

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Your Brand Deserves Modern Logistics, Don’t You Think? YOUR BRAND DESERVES MODERN LOGISTICS, DON’T YOU THINK?

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Jul 19, 2018

Logistics has never played a bigger role in retail than it does now. That isn’t hyperbole, just fact. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Amazon? Fast, free shipping? If we need something quickly, we go to Amazon. Can you think of any other retailer whose brand as...

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Robot Truck Upstart Embark Hauls In $30 Million To Take On Waymo And Uber ROBOT TRUCK UPSTART EMBARK HAULS IN $30 MILLION TO TAKE ON WAYMO AND UBER

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Jul 19, 2018

What makes a couple of brash 22-year-old entrepreneurs think they can take on Waymo, the clear leader in self-driving vehicle technology when it comes to putting autonomous trucks on the road? “We’re able to move really fast,” Embark cofounder and CEO Alex Rodrigues told Forbes abo...

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Turn Your Supply Chain Organization into Talent Scouts TURN YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN ORGANIZATION INTO TALENT SCOUTS

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Jul 19, 2018

This is the sixth of ten columns by Rodney Apple on recruiting. As always, you can feel free to email me with your thoughts at btrebilcock@peerlessmedia.com.  Bob Trebilcock, editorial director, Supply Chain Management Review.Looking to make the most of out of your association dues? Many organi...

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SiteOne Partners with Chainalytics for Supply Chain Design and Planning Transformation SITEONE PARTNERS WITH CHAINALYTICS FOR SUPPLY CHAIN DESIGN AND PLANNING TRANSFORMATION

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Jul 18, 2018

Successfully managing over 100,000 products across 470 locations requires a well-constructed operational model. So when SiteOne Landscape Supply, the nation’s largest supplier of wholesale landscape supplies and golf course accessories in North America, decided to redesign their distribution n...

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Smart Solutions to Transform Transport Packaging Industry SMART SOLUTIONS TO TRANSFORM TRANSPORT PACKAGING INDUSTRY

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Jul 18, 2018

Increasing demand and supply of goods globally has resulted in innovative transport packaging solutions. Manufacturers are also focusing on developing transport packaging solutions that can provide safe transportation, thereby avoiding contamination, wastage, and breakage of goods or products during...

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Celebrating and Encouraging Women in Supply Chain CELEBRATING AND ENCOURAGING WOMEN IN SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jul 18, 2018

Since 2012, The Manufacturing Institute has celebrated women in manufacturing with its STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead Awards, which recognize women in manufacturing who exemplify leadership within their companies. This April marked the sixth STEP Ahead Awards, and, once...

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WAREHOUSE POTENTIAL DOORWAY ENERGY SAVING AND COSTS CALCULATOR WAREHOUSE POTENTIAL DOORWAY ENERGY SAVING AND COSTS CALCULATOR

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Jul 18, 2018

The team at Remax Products developed a tool which does all the work for you. Find out what your current doorway is costing you financially, the time it would take to pay back the investment as well as energy loss. The energy calculator tool also allows you to compare your current doorway to a combin...

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Supply Chain Strategies For Improving Freight Capacity in a Tightened Market SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING FREIGHT CAPACITY IN A TIGHTENED MARKET

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Jul 17, 2018

Most supply chain professionals are aware of tightened capacity and rate inflation currently impacting the truckload (TL) market. While growing demand due to sustained economic growth is mostly to blame for the current state of the market, it is also important to point out that some capacity has dis...

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Logistics parks get green light LOGISTICS PARKS GET GREEN LIGHT

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Jul 17, 2018

Two major logistics parks, which together could add more than 5 million ft² to the UK’s warehousing stock, can now go ahead after receiving the green light from the planning authorities. Highgrove Group has received full planning approval for up to 2.5 million ft² of high-bay distrib...

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HOW MUCH CARGO CAN THE LARGEST SHIPPING CONTAINER SHIP REALLY HOLD? HOW MUCH CARGO CAN THE LARGEST SHIPPING CONTAINER SHIP REALLY HOLD?

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Jul 17, 2018

It is remarkable that in an age of flight and space travel, most cargo transport around the world is still done by sea. Because of the increasing demands of global trade, cargo ships continue to acquire increasingly greater cargo capacity. Even the global economic slump has not deterred the growth o...

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Humans Are What HUMANS ARE WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jul 17, 2018

Most business is driven by an incentive to grow. The global supply chain follows a different narrative. Growth costs more than is affordable for the steamship line whose business it is to transport cargo, and there’s no way for these carriers to differentiate from competitors. Instead, carrier...

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Streamline Your Supply Chain Hiring Process STREAMLINE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN HIRING PROCESS

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Jul 13, 2018

Editors note: I first met Rodney Apple in 2015 when I moderated a roundtable on challenges in the supply chain workforce at the APICS conference in Las Vegas. At the time, recruiting, training and retaining supply chain talent was one of the most talked about topics at supply chain conferences. Sinc...

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The Ultimate Guide to Supply Chain Management THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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Jul 12, 2018

Supply chain management is the oversight and facilitation of the people, processes, information, and technologies involved in the flow of goods and services from manufacturers and producers to customers and ends users. The goal of supply chain management is to streamline these activities to ensure o...

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6 Supply Chain Trends That Could Truly Shake You Up 6 SUPPLY CHAIN TRENDS THAT COULD TRULY SHAKE YOU UP

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Jul 12, 2018

Trend identification is a tricky business. Supply chain trends make it yet more complex because they represent the intersections of so many different domains. What is a supply chain trend-spotter to do? Some pick out particular statistics to make precise, but meaningless forecasts. Others wave their...

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50 Expert Warehouse Design and Layout Ideas and Tips 50 EXPERT WAREHOUSE DESIGN AND LAYOUT IDEAS AND TIPS

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Jul 12, 2018

Designing a warehouse layout seems like a simple undertaking, but it’s actually quite complex. In fact, the design and layout of your warehouse can make or break your operation’s productivity, impacting picking time, labor hours, and even increasing safety risks through poor traffic flow...

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UPS Set To Hire Up To 3,000 For Westside Atlanta Hub UPS SET TO HIRE UP TO 3,000 FOR WESTSIDE ATLANTA HUB

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Jul 12, 2018

In building its Southeast Metro Automated Routing Terminal Hub in Atlanta, the Georgia-based logistics giant knew it would need thousands of workers, and the hiring for these roles has begun in earnest. While the vast majority of these roles will be part-time, that still leaves around 700 full-time ...

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Top 10 Mobile Apps for Supply Chain Professionals TOP 10 MOBILE APPS FOR SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSIONALS

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Jul 11, 2018

Here are 10 mobile apps for supply chain professionals to get out from behind their desk, streamlining processes right from your smartphone. Supply chain and logistics professionals are finding mobile applications to be a necessary tool these days. In an industry focused on the transport of products...

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Let’s talk about Blockchain, baby LET’S TALK ABOUT BLOCKCHAIN, BABY

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Jul 11, 2018

The blockchain is like the new pet rock. Everyone’s talking about it and nobody really gets it — but they’re all too scared to admit it makes no sense because everyone else seems really excited about it.  It’s OK. I’m here to help. Basically, blockchain is like an ...

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European shippers may also “feel the pain” of more ocean cargo carrier consolidation EUROPEAN SHIPPERS MAY ALSO “FEEL THE PAIN” OF MORE OCEAN CARGO CARRIER CONSOLIDATION

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Jul 10, 2018

As we have noted in our news section, U.S. shippers are paying close attention to more consolidation of the global ocean cargo carriers and the impact it may have on service and rates. It comes as small surprise that the same concerns have been raised by the European Shippers’ Council (ESC)whi...

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Managing the Logistics of Your Insurance Business MANAGING THE LOGISTICS OF YOUR INSURANCE BUSINESS

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Jul 05, 2018

How easy is it to manage the everyday logistics of your insurance business? If you roll your eyes and shake your head at that question, you're probably one of many people struggling to maintain a high quality of service while organizing your business internally. While insurance is the focus of y...

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The supply chain response to the shopper of the future THE SUPPLY CHAIN RESPONSE TO THE SHOPPER OF THE FUTURE

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Jul 04, 2018

Our ShopperVista team has just published its Shoppers of the Future research, the latest report in IGD’s Futures series, which focuses on the future of the food and grocery industry. The report identifies an emerging group of ‘Influencer Shoppers’ that currently represent around 25...

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Is Amazon’s New Delivery Service Partner Program Really a Good Thing? IS AMAZON’S NEW DELIVERY SERVICE PARTNER PROGRAM REALLY A GOOD THING?

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Jul 03, 2018

Amazon, with the announcement of its new Delivery Service Partners Program, is once again creating industry disruption, this time by entering the last mile delivery market. In their quest to be the most customer-centric retailer on the planet, the e-commerce giant is taking the initiative to protect...

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Amazon’s in-house delivery push has the industry’s attention AMAZON’S IN-HOUSE DELIVERY PUSH HAS THE INDUSTRY’S ATTENTION

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Jul 02, 2018

While it may not be a tremendous game changer, last week’s news that Amazon is taking steps to step up its plans to increase its package delivery and logistics services capabilities through the introduction of a new offering that, it said, will enable entrepreneurs to set up their own business...

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Faster delivery of nearly everything is the next big thing FASTER DELIVERY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING IS THE NEXT BIG THING

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Jun 29, 2018

Shoppers increasingly want their orders to arrive at their doorsteps as soon as they click a button, whether it’s a hot meal, groceries or a sofa. In response, retailers are betting big on delivery services to drop off packages faster. In the latest development, online leader Amazon, which pla...

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Amazon Launches Franchise-like Program for Couriers AMAZON LAUNCHES FRANCHISE-LIKE PROGRAM FOR COURIERS

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Jun 28, 2018

Amazon wants an army of couriers it can control without having the risks and costs associated with hiring them. Introducing the Delivery Service Partner program (DSP), where Amazon will train people to operate their own delivery businesses but with a crucial difference: they'll be limited to del...

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7 Inventory Metrics Warehouse Managers Should Be Tracking 7 INVENTORY METRICS WAREHOUSE MANAGERS SHOULD BE TRACKING

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Jun 28, 2018

Warehouse managers constantly are told to do more with less. Lean practices are forcing warehouse managers’ hands. The goal, of course, is to keep costs low while getting the right inventory to the right people at the right time to ensure high customer satisfaction. If only it were that easy! ...

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3 Pallet Racking Safety Tips 3 PALLET RACKING SAFETY TIPS

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Jun 28, 2018

When it comes to your warehouse workers’ safety, one area to keep in mind is pallet racking safety. You have to be able to rely on your storage equipment day in and day out, so ensuring that pallet racking remains serviceable and safe is critical to your operations and workers’ safety. S...

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What is Warehouse Automation? WHAT IS WAREHOUSE AUTOMATION?

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Jun 28, 2018

As companies and warehouse managers look to streamline operations, improve efficiency and production, and reduce costs, warehouse automation is on the rise. But, people have a very different idea of what warehouse automation is. From robots to automated processes, warehouse automation encompasses au...

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How to Audit Warehouse Inventory HOW TO AUDIT WAREHOUSE INVENTORY

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Jun 28, 2018

For busy warehouse managers, the prospect of performing an inventory audit may be a daunting task that might inspire them to cut corners. Though it’s only natural for workers in this important position to desire to place their focus solely on day-to-day operations, neglecting the hard data can...

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Transform your supply chain network: our Q&A with LLamasoft TRANSFORM YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN NETWORK: OUR Q&A WITH LLAMASOFT

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Jun 28, 2018

We recently spent some time with Don Brenchley, the Head of Industry Strategy at LLamasoft, to understand more about the concept of Supply Chain Design. Supply chain networks are getting more complex every year, and LLamasoft is at the forefront of solution providers working to bring advanced techno...

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Sentiment Report: United Parcel Service Inc (NYSE:UPS) SENTIMENT REPORT: UNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC (NYSE:UPS)

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Jun 28, 2018

Its down -0.11, from 1.23 in 2017Q4. The ratio dived, as 529 funds started new or increased positions, while 471 cut down and sold their stock positions in United Parcel Service Inc. The funds in our partner’s database now hold 446.74 million shares, down from 448.80 million shares in 2017Q4. ...

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What has happened to all of America’s freight truck drivers? WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO ALL OF AMERICA’S FREIGHT TRUCK DRIVERS?

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Jun 27, 2018

The internet doesn’t carry goods-only more and more orders for them. Self-driving trucks are a long way off. In the meantime, somebody has to haul freight and make deliveries. So the U.S. economy needs more people like Branden Miller. But they’re getting hard to come by. Miller, 30, is a...

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Bidvest Logistics to become Best Food Logistics BIDVEST LOGISTICS TO BECOME BEST FOOD LOGISTICS

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Jun 26, 2018

Paul Whyte, at Best Food Logistics, explained that the name change reflects their singular mission to “be the best food service contract logistics provider in the industry; to be the Best, full-stop”.Whyte said: “The name Best Food Logistics is a natural evolution from our current ...

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What is importing and how is it done? – A quick guide to importing WHAT IS IMPORTING AND HOW IS IT DONE? – A QUICK GUIDE TO IMPORTING

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Jun 25, 2018

One of the things that concern companies most when it comes to importing is whether their supplier will be reliable. Clients who are new to importing regularly ask us if they can trust a particular supplier. In our experience, you have to use a fair amount of common sense and take certain risks. Man...

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The new rules of demand/supply integration THE NEW RULES OF DEMAND/SUPPLY INTEGRATION

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Jun 25, 2018

They also present challenges for the supply chains working to meet that demand. Companies that implement demand/supply integration (DSI) can not only leverage these digital engagements to shape demand, but also better enable themselves to meet their business objectives. True DSI is a cross-functiona...

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FedEx Eyes CapEx Increases In Air Cargo Delivery Segment FEDEX EYES CAPEX INCREASES IN AIR CARGO DELIVERY SEGMENT

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Jun 22, 2018

FedEx said it plans to increase capital spending in 2020, mostly through investments in its air delivery business amid a strong outlook for the segment.Air cargo demand rose 9% last year, the strongest growth since 2010, according to the International Air Transport Association. The growth rate jumpe...

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WSJ: Tariff Fears, Strong Economy Raise Cargo Imports Nearly 4 Percent WSJ: TARIFF FEARS, STRONG ECONOMY RAISE CARGO IMPORTS NEARLY 4 PERCENT

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Jun 22, 2018

The number of goods exported to the United States rose nearly 4 percent in the first half of this year compared to 2017, a potential signal that consumers fear prices will rise because of tariffs. According to The Wall Street Journal, cargo volume — measured in 20-foot equivalent units —...

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UPS® Canada Increases its Alternative Energy Fleet UPS® CANADA INCREASES ITS ALTERNATIVE ENERGY FLEET

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Jun 21, 2018

"We're always looking for ways to improve our impact on the communities within which we operate. These new vehicles are another step in the right direction," says Floyd Bristol, vice-president of automotive, UPS Canada. "CNG emits 6 - 11 percent lower levels of greenhouse gas emis...

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Transportation Capacity Planning Tips to Help Ensure On-Time Delivery This Holiday Season TRANSPORTATION CAPACITY PLANNING TIPS TO HELP ENSURE ON-TIME DELIVERY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

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Jun 20, 2018

Every holiday season, major online retailers strive to efficiently manage their transportation operations in order to ensure on-time delivery for millions of customers—with varying levels of success. Having recently attended the Home Delivery World conference in Atlanta, I can assure you organ...

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2018 D3: Future-Proof Your Warehouse Strategy 2018 D3: FUTURE-PROOF YOUR WAREHOUSE STRATEGY

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Jun 20, 2018

Last month, we attended the 2018 D3 Retail Summit in Brooklyn, put together by eyefortransport (EFT). It was a packed couple of days with a lot of great speakers brought together for a common interest: how to solve the retail supply chain challenge. New technologies, changing buying behaviors, and m...

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DHL Supply Chain builds on Morrison DHL SUPPLY CHAIN BUILDS ON MORRISON'S OPERATION WITH THE WHOLESALE DELIVERY DEAL

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Jun 15, 2018

DHL Supply Chain is to manage wholesale logistics operations for Morrisons after winning a new contract with the supermarket. The contract will see DHL deliver Morrisons’ Safeway-branded products to 1,650 McColl’s Retail Group stores. Morrisons announced it would be reintroducing the Saf...

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New Just Sayun Series- Supply Chain Management Social Media Landscapes NEW JUST SAYUN SERIES- SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SOCIAL MEDIA LANDSCAPES

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Jun 15, 2018

Global supply chain professionals have many more choices in the availability of thought leadership.  The challenge, from this Editor’s view, is a concerning trend of erosion of the quality of such content, as well as more thought leadership being mingled with blatant marketing content. Wh...

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THE TRENDS BROKERS AND CARRIERS NEED TO RECOGNIZE IN 2018 AND BEYOND THE TRENDS BROKERS AND CARRIERS NEED TO RECOGNIZE IN 2018 AND BEYOND

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Jun 14, 2018

The transportation industry has been evolving over the last several years, with many factors influencing changes for truckers, retailers, and freight brokers alike. While these shifts offer some opportunities for new and established freight brokers and carriers, there are challenges ahead that must ...

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Winners announced at FTA Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT FTA EVERYWOMAN IN TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS AWARDS

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Jun 14, 2018

Leaders from operators including TNT, DHL Supply Chain, and DB Cargo UK were honored at the FTA Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards last week. At a lavish ceremony in the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square, the dedicated freight awards were handed to DB Cargo UK’s head of plann...

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75 Green Supply Chain Partners 75 GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN PARTNERS

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Jun 13, 2018

Inbound Logistics features its annual G75—a carefully curated list of 75 companies that go above and beyond to ensure their global supply chains are sustainable, and their operations are socially and environmentally friendly. These companies have spent years developing and implementing best pr...

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Top 10: Shipping Companies TOP 10: SHIPPING COMPANIES

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Jun 13, 2018

Only Delta Air Lines owns a larger civil aircraft fleet in the world, helping make FedEx Corporation a top-three shipping company worldwide. Founded in 1971, Memphis-based FedEx has a number of colorfully inspired commercials and has naming rights to the Washington Redskin’s American football ...

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Solar project logistics: Calculating the value of an efficient supply chain SOLAR PROJECT LOGISTICS: CALCULATING THE VALUE OF AN EFFICIENT SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jun 13, 2018

What is a supply chain? It is the flow of all components that go into a given product, and then the flow of that product from its manufacturing origin to its end destination. In a global economy (yes, there still is one, despite Trump’s best efforts) the path from cradle to the application can...

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A Closer Look at How Amazon’s Warehouse Wearables Will Change Data Capture A CLOSER LOOK AT HOW AMAZON’S WAREHOUSE WEARABLES WILL CHANGE DATA CAPTURE

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Jun 13, 2018

Recently, supply chain tech experts have been abuzz with news that Amazon would change the way we measure warehouse performance. The eCommerce giant secured two patents for its warehouse wearables – armbands that track employee movement and direct the picking process sans barcodes. Reactions t...

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Insights from the Co-op Supply Chain Conference 2018 INSIGHTS FROM THE CO-OP SUPPLY CHAIN CONFERENCE 2018

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Jun 13, 2018

Co-op’s Retail Chief Commercial Officer, Michael Fletcher, began with a trading update, beginning with an overview of some of the external factors impacting Co-op’s business. Michael outlined that the convenience sector would be the second fastest growing area behind the discount sector ...

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CHOOSING A COMPANY OFFERING FREIGHT FORWARDING SERVICES CHOOSING A COMPANY OFFERING FREIGHT FORWARDING SERVICES

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Jun 12, 2018

International goods trading is a well-known and popular business today. This is the reason that leading international brands have their products available all over the globe. The transport of goods is handled by freight forwarders. They not only help in shipping goods from one country to another but...

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Business Reporter: The Future of the supply chain BUSINESS REPORTER: THE FUTURE OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jun 12, 2018

When it comes to creating the perfect supply chain, it all starts with transparency. That’s the stance of Kinaxis thought leader Trevor Miles (follow @milesahead on Twitter), who recently sat down with Business Reporter journalist Alastair Greener in London, England to discuss the future of su...

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The Future of Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) Must Support Complex Warehouse Requirements for a New Era of Buyers THE FUTURE OF WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (WMS) MUST SUPPORT COMPLEX WAREHOUSE REQUIREMENTS FOR A NEW ERA OF BUYERS

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Jun 11, 2018

A new era of buyers has arrived, and they are focused on the customer experience. It’s not enough to simply deliver a product into a buyer’s hands. No matter the industry, today’s savvy consumers expect a seamless, superior experience that delivers on a company’s brand promis...

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How to Advance in a Supply and Logistics Career HOW TO ADVANCE IN A SUPPLY AND LOGISTICS CAREER

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Jun 11, 2018

With the change of seasons, those who work in supply and logistics industry find it to be the perfect time to evaluate what they want in their careers, with the consideration of switching fields at the forefront. If someone decides to change their career and advance, the inevitable question pushes f...

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10 Ways Machine Learning Is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management 10 WAYS MACHINE LEARNING IS REVOLUTIONIZING SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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Jun 11, 2018

Machine learning makes it possible to discover patterns in supply chain data by relying on algorithms that quickly pinpoint the most influential factors to a supply networks’ success, while constantly learning in the process. Discovering new patterns in supply chain data has the potential to r...

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Apple, Partners Look to Clean Up Supply Chain APPLE, PARTNERS LOOK TO CLEAN UP SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jun 06, 2018

The partnership has significant repercussions for consumers of aluminum and other metal goods at various stages along the supply chain. In addition to the investment by Alcoa and Rio Tinto, Apple has invested $10 million in the JV's research and development, as have the governments of Canada and...

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A Supply Chain Mid-Year Review: What’s Happened and What’s Still to Come A SUPPLY CHAIN MID-YEAR REVIEW: WHAT’S HAPPENED AND WHAT’S STILL TO COME

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Jun 06, 2018

The transportation industry is undergoing a revolution in part due to issues such as the ELD mandate, rising diesel prices, the capacity crunch, increased customer expectations, tariffs and more. Utilization of TMSs is at an all-time high, with Kuebix alone reporting adoption of its technology by ov...

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Is the ship register or ship registry liable for containers falling off a ship..?? IS THE SHIP REGISTER OR SHIP REGISTRY LIABLE FOR CONTAINERS FALLING OFF A SHIP..??

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Jun 05, 2018

As you may have read, I recently wrote about “Containers lost at sea, why it happens, what to do when it happens and also about What is a ship register or ship registry. Recent news reports of 83 containers falling off a ship off the coast of Australia in heavy seas seems to have triggered a q...

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Jack Ma goes all-in on smart logistics infrastructure network JACK MA GOES ALL-IN ON SMART LOGISTICS INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK

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Jun 05, 2018

In a surprise appearance at last week’s Canelo's Global Smart Logistics Summit, Chinese tech tycoon Jack Ma announced that Cainiao Network, the logistics affiliate of Alibaba, is going to invest more than RMB 100 billion ($15 billion) to build the technical backbone for a smart logistics n...

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Blockchain to Shape Next Generation Healthcare Supply Chains BLOCKCHAIN TO SHAPE NEXT GENERATION HEALTHCARE SUPPLY CHAINS

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Jun 01, 2018

Blockchain technology will play a key role in supporting supply chain transformation in the healthcare sector by helping to reduce fraud and better manage quality in the manufacturing and distribution of pharmaceutical products, according to leading data and analytics company GlobalData.

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New Robotics Solution Supports Flexible Automation in Warehouses NEW ROBOTICS SOLUTION SUPPORTS FLEXIBLE AUTOMATION IN WAREHOUSES

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May 31, 2018

Logistics professionals have traditionally considered their warehouses to be either manual or highly automated. Highly automated solutions have high throughput, but are expensive and inflexible – they adjust poorly to change. Manual warehouses are much more flexible but have lower throughput. ...

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CBRE research makes the case for more warehouse and distribution center development CBRE RESEARCH MAKES THE CASE FOR MORE WAREHOUSE AND DISTRIBUTION CENTER DEVELOPMENT

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May 31, 2018

Research issued this week by Los Angeles-based industrial real estate firm CBRE stated that projected, or Pro Forma, rents are currently “more than adequate” in many markets and positively confirm the additional development of warehouses and distribution centers.In its report, entitled &...

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Logistics beyond tomorrow LOGISTICS BEYOND TOMORROW

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May 30, 2018

There has been a paradigm shift in the way logistics is perceived. The future calls for gravity-defying logistics. Logistics was considered as a mundane activity but it will be an amalgamation of frontier technologies like robotics, aerospace technology and artificial intelligence, writes Sabyasachi...

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Preventing Recalls with a Warehouse Execution System PREVENTING RECALLS WITH A WAREHOUSE EXECUTION SYSTEM

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May 29, 2018

According to a study by Consumer Reports, the Consumer Product Safety Commission conducted 295 recalls involving approximately 32 million units of goods in 2017 alone. Over the past five years, however, the CPSC has conducted 300 to 400 recalls annually.

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READER READER'S RIDE: KURT'S BMC ROAD MACHINE DISC

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May 29, 2018

Over the past few weeks, we have been featuring a few "dream builds" on our Instagram Story. Whether you have an entry-level machine or a stable full of top end bikes, these are rides which make the eagle-eyed cyclist turn their head. And one thing is for certain - Kurt's BMC is a part...

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Digital Transformation Stories: How UPS, Amazon, JD.com, Delta and Maersk Change Transportation and Logistics Industry DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION STORIES: HOW UPS, AMAZON, JD.COM, DELTA AND MAERSK CHANGE TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS INDUSTRY

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May 23, 2018

Businesses must always analyze the ways they operate and interact with customers to stay afloat. While methods for upgrades differ, the goal remains the same: be more efficient and, at the same time, exhaust fewer resources. Transportation companies can achieve this goal through logistics management...

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Logistics and Transportation Industry News Update: 2018 Q1 Highlights LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY NEWS UPDATE: 2018 Q1 HIGHLIGHTS

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May 21, 2018

We’re already well into 2018, and a lot has happened in the logistics and transportation industry. The ELD mandate continues to be a controversial topic, we’re keeping an eye on the current capacity crisis, the industry is soaring to new technological heights with autonomous vehicles, an...

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Tips to enhance security for your inland shipments TIPS TO ENHANCE SECURITY FOR YOUR INLAND SHIPMENTS

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May 17, 2018

In Mexico, all cargo is at some point transported by truck and trailer through the national motorway network, regardless of whether it is domestic or international ground transport. However, the increase in robbery and accident rates in some of the roads have made of ground shipping one of the most ...

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Lack of Warehouse Space: a Threat and an Opportunity LACK OF WAREHOUSE SPACE: A THREAT AND AN OPPORTUNITY

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May 16, 2018

As online retail skyrockets, the need for warehouse spacing is booming. As demand for storage increases drastically, warehouse space simply can’t keep up with market needs – something which opens up opportunities for industry growth and modernization.

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Taking a Self-Healing Supply Chain Stance on day one at the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference TAKING A SELF-HEALING SUPPLY CHAIN STANCE ON DAY ONE AT THE GARTNER SUPPLY CHAIN EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE

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May 15, 2018

Register. Meet. Greet. That’s always a solid day one at any conference. If you’re lucky (and not too jet lagged), you’ll sneak in an early session or two, and you might even find time for cocktail that evening. To add a bit of extra zing to day one at this year’s Gartner Supp...

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Kinexions ’18: A supply chain event that always delivers more KINEXIONS ’18: A SUPPLY CHAIN EVENT THAT ALWAYS DELIVERS MORE

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May 11, 2018

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwin Well said, Mr Darwin. As the world changes around us, so must the supply chain. That’s why we invite RapidResponse user...

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Bringg Selected as Top 100 Logistics IT Provider BRINGG SELECTED AS TOP 100 LOGISTICS IT PROVIDER

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May 09, 2018

Each year, Inbound Logistics magazine develops a list of the Top 100 Logistics IT Providers and for the first time, Bringg has been added to this prestigious industry list. Inbound Logistics’ editors place value on choosing providers whose solutions are central to solving transportation, logis...

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Air freight quotation: how to understand AIR FREIGHT QUOTATION: HOW TO UNDERSTAND

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May 08, 2018

Air freight is nearly always associated with urgent consignments. There are two types of aircraft and services available: passenger and cargo. The basic difference lies in the maximum height of the packages to be transported. Cargo planes can carry packages up to 2.05 meters high (the doors are 2.10...

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5 Email Marketing Trends Supply Chain and Logistics Marketers Need to Know 5 EMAIL MARKETING TRENDS SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS MARKETERS NEED TO KNOW

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May 08, 2018

In fact, more people are using email than ever before (close to 3.8 billion worldwide). Fronetics works with supply chain and logistics businesses every day, so we have a first-hand understanding of how email marketing can be successful in these industries.

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The Most Common Supply Chain Fallacies THE MOST COMMON SUPPLY CHAIN FALLACIES

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May 08, 2018

What follows are the five most common fallacies surrounding supply chain management. Some of these are fallacies that have been around a long time and never seem to go away. Others are more recent in origin.

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IoT, robotics and machine learning set to transform the supply chain, suggests Inmarsat research IOT, ROBOTICS AND MACHINE LEARNING SET TO TRANSFORM THE SUPPLY CHAIN, SUGGESTS INMARSAT RESEARCH

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May 07, 2018

Transport and logistics businesses are investing in the Internet of Things (IoT)-based smart technologies to help them take advantage of the wealth of opportunities that the Fourth Industrial Revolution offers.

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Future Transportation! Foster + Partners Provide A Look At Hyperloop Cargo Transport FUTURE TRANSPORTATION! FOSTER + PARTNERS PROVIDE A LOOK AT HYPERLOOP CARGO TRANSPORT

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May 04, 2018

The creative minds of at Foster + Partners are known for their futuristic and forward-thinking designs. Today they are taking things a step further with a look at its latest concept, a design for the Virgin Hyperloop One. Foster + Partners has created the Hyperloop Cargo Transport, a sleek, futurist...

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Unprecedented Supply Chain Opportunities in the Gulf, But First, the Blockade Must End UNPRECEDENTED SUPPLY CHAIN OPPORTUNITIES IN THE GULF, BUT FIRST, THE BLOCKADE MUST END

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May 02, 2018

The Middle East, whose historic role as the cross-roads of East-West trade, has been upended by instability and lack of development. To exacerbate this, we are now about to hit the one-year milestone in the blockade in the Arabian Gulf between Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The six members of the Gulf Coop...

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The Supply Chain Challenges of GDPR Compliance THE SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGES OF GDPR COMPLIANCE

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May 01, 2018

The GDPR also addresses the export of anyone’s personal data outside of the EU, as personal data no longer knows or respects international borders. This mandate is especially important given the recent revelations about Facebook’s user data being compromised by foreign meddling in the 20...

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What does GDPR mean for your supply chain? WHAT DOES GDPR MEAN FOR YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN?

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May 01, 2018

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in personal data privacy regulation in 20 years. It’s aimed at tech giants and small and medium enterprises alike. As we count down the days until the GDPR enters into force on May 25, it’s important to...

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How to calculate the chargeable weight HOW TO CALCULATE THE CHARGEABLE WEIGHT

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Apr 30, 2018

Chargeable weight is a term we regularly come across in the various different types of international carriage services we offer as forwarders. Each type of services calculates the chargeable weight in a different way which, in practice, is a nuisance for exporters and importers. This is why we have ...

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4 Methods to Improve Supply Chain Efficiency 4 METHODS TO IMPROVE SUPPLY CHAIN EFFICIENCY

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Apr 28, 2018

For organizations to remain competitive in the global marketplace, continuous supply chain improvement and supply chain efficiency are required. A firm must be hyper-focused on reducing waste to generate cost savings and reduce risk in its supply chain.

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Opinion: Bridging the logistics skills gap with training OPINION: BRIDGING THE LOGISTICS SKILLS GAP WITH TRAINING

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Apr 27, 2018

Organisations operating within various sectors – from construction to services to healthcare – are feeling the pressures of meeting demand with less staff. As you’d expect, the logistics industry has also been affected by this trend. Back in January, James Hookham, deputy chief exe...

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Tight Capacity Doesn’t Have to Hold Your Supply Chain Back TIGHT CAPACITY DOESN’T HAVE TO HOLD YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN BACK

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Apr 27, 2018

The law of supply and demand is a basic tenet taught to every economics student—even those in high school. All too often, supply and demand permeate the world of supply chains. Because the demand for truckload capacity is always changing, the availability of equipment is always in flux. During...

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How to know it HOW TO KNOW IT'S TIME TO ADD INTERMODAL TO YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

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Apr 27, 2018

As a shipping manager, you’re always pushing to better optimize your supply chain operations. If you ignore inefficiencies, your company will be less competitive and may have to sacrifice precious profit margins. Luckily, intermodal transport is a viable option for solving many of the issues p...

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6 Reasons Your Supply Chain Employees Are Looking For New Jobs 6 REASONS YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN EMPLOYEES ARE LOOKING FOR NEW JOBS

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Apr 26, 2018

As a boutique recruitment agency, we at Argentus are on the front-lines of the churn in the job market. We speak with potential job candidates every day. Some of them are passive, interested in moving into new opportunities when we reach out to them. Some of them are active, reaching out to us becau...

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XPO Logistics appoints former Amazon exec Kenneth Wagers as new COO XPO LOGISTICS APPOINTS FORMER AMAZON EXEC KENNETH WAGERS AS NEW COO

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Apr 24, 2018

Troy Cooper, who formerly served as Chief Operating Officer and transportation segment leader, has been promoted to the newly created position of President. Both roles are effective immediately. Wagers’ career in the supply chain sector includes senior positions with three global leaders: Amaz...

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Better Spare Parts and Supply Chain Management via 3D Printing BETTER SPARE PARTS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT VIA 3D PRINTING

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Apr 23, 2018

Supply chain management is a constant juggling act. It must balance overall inventory, local availability, and variations in demand. If managing these factors is already a challenge for new products, then spare parts represent the ‘perfect storm’. Maintenance programs and quantities may ...

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How Three Companies are Incorporating Demand Modeling for a Better Supply Chain Design HOW THREE COMPANIES ARE INCORPORATING DEMAND MODELING FOR A BETTER SUPPLY CHAIN DESIGN

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Apr 21, 2018

Have you ever said something along the lines of, ‘well, I thought I had seen it all, but this year was really the craziest yet!’ With the unprecedented pace of change in regulations, political and socioeconomic shifts, and rapidly evolving customer preferences, it’s absolutely crit...

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Wasted Motion Can Cost Your Warehouse WASTED MOTION CAN COST YOUR WAREHOUSE

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Apr 20, 2018

Unnecessary motion is often difficult to comprehend and recognize. It’s ingrained in our habits, and many times it’s hard to understand how it indicates a larger problem on the floor. The average U.S. warehouse wastes 6.9 weeks a year on unnecessary motion—costing the industry $4.3...

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Oil & Gas Logistics: Optimizing your non-hydrocarbon supply chain OIL & GAS LOGISTICS: OPTIMIZING YOUR NON-HYDROCARBON SUPPLY CHAIN

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Apr 18, 2018

There’s plenty of noise out there about the product supply chain in the oil and gas industry. Best practices, improvement strategies, and predicted trends fill search engine result pages with articles of speculation and ideas—and understandably so. The product supply chain in the oil and...

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Patient-centric networks at the heart of pharmaceutical supply chain management: Lessons from LogiPharma Europe 2018 PATIENT-CENTRIC NETWORKS AT THE HEART OF PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: LESSONS FROM LOGIPHARMA EUROPE 2018

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Apr 18, 2018

In early April I attended the LogiPharma Europe 2018 conference in Montreux, Switzerland, an event that attracted more than 800 attendees, including practitioners and executives from pharma and medical device industries, along with software vendors and many service providers.

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Four Steps to Successfully Deploy Android in Your Supply Chain FOUR STEPS TO SUCCESSFULLY DEPLOY ANDROID IN YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

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Apr 16, 2018

Many supply chain firms, retail and warehousing organizations faced with growing demand to cut costs and improve productivity are now looking toward modern mobility solutions to help them achieve these objectives. According to a recent VDC Research study, “Taking Advantage of Apps and App Mode...

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Digital Supply Chain Sophistication Coming Soon to a Port Near You DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN SOPHISTICATION COMING SOON TO A PORT NEAR YOU

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Apr 16, 2018

In a post-MODEX interview Jon Slangerup, the CEO of the Atlanta-based 4PL, American Global Logistics, says that U.S. ports are finally keeping pace with technology-driven trends in other transport industries. “When I was recruited to be the CEO at the Port of Long Beach in 2014, the biggest co...

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Supply Chain Software Sector Gains From Patient Investors SUPPLY CHAIN SOFTWARE SECTOR GAINS FROM PATIENT INVESTORS

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Apr 16, 2018

Supply chain software companies have been garnering some major investments. In 2016, the $570 million equity infusion from Blackstone and New Mountain Capital in JDA Software made a lot of news. But since then, some much quieter investments have been noteworthy.

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5 Ways to Combat the Supply Chain Talent Gap 5 WAYS TO COMBAT THE SUPPLY CHAIN TALENT GAP

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Apr 16, 2018

It’s no secret — the supply chain is experiencing a major talent gap. In fact, according to Supply Chain Insights, 60% of companies within the supply chain industry have job openings, and 51% of companies are seeing an increase in turnover of supply chain leaders. So what can you do to o...

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Tips for Retailers (And All Shippers) to Overcome the Amazon Effect TIPS FOR RETAILERS (AND ALL SHIPPERS) TO OVERCOME THE AMAZON EFFECT

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Apr 16, 2018

There is no doubt, that the retail landscape is increasingly looking like an online one as traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, such as Toys R Us, Foot Locker, and Best Buy mobile shutter hundreds of stores unable to keep up with the changing customer that wants fast, free delivery all with just ...

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BENCHMARKING YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN BENCHMARKING YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

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Apr 16, 2018

Operations within your supply chain should be reviewed and revised constantly, to ensure you are making the necessary improvements to achieve your end goals, whatever they may be.Benchmarking your supply chain is a step by step process where you are able to determine which areas of your business you...

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Factors That Influence Distribution Management Strategy FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

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Apr 15, 2018

Distribution management is an integral part of the larger universe of logistics and supply chain management. Elements that include forecasting, transportation, warehousing, and delivery require precise tracking, real-time information, and highly skilled staffing to execute effectively.

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Supply Chain and E-Commerce: How Is E-Commerce Changing Supply Chain Management? SUPPLY CHAIN AND E-COMMERCE: HOW IS E-COMMERCE CHANGING SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT?

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Apr 13, 2018

The management lies in the hands of e-commerce and omnichannel sales strategies. Customer service is more important than ever, and customers expect purchases to arrive at record speeds with free or low-cost shipping, says GlobeCon Freight Systems. As a result, e-commerce will have wide-ranging impac...

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Blockchain, IoT and Big Data: a critical look at logistics technology BLOCKCHAIN, IOT AND BIG DATA: A CRITICAL LOOK AT LOGISTICS TECHNOLOGY

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Apr 11, 2018

The logistics industry is experiencing an unprecedented time of growth and change. To many senior logistics professionals, Blockchain, big data, and the internet of things may sound more like a sci-fi plot than the actual future of logistics.

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Driver Shortage Concerns? Start with Bringing Packaging Efficiency to Your Shipments DRIVER SHORTAGE CONCERNS? START WITH BRINGING PACKAGING EFFICIENCY TO YOUR SHIPMENTS

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Apr 10, 2018

Anyone monitoring transportation and long-haul trucking rates understand just how much the current driver shortage presents real problems for shippers. Managers continue to witness both substantial rate increases and a reduction in load acceptance. Despite the inability to see the metrics for at lea...

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Is global complexity driving your automotive supply chain to the edge? IS GLOBAL COMPLEXITY DRIVING YOUR AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLY CHAIN TO THE EDGE?

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Apr 10, 2018

Don’t put your supply chain profits and productivity at risk. New technologies, emerging and shifting markets, disconnected regional processes, increasing volumes and added customer demands—these are just a few of the speed bumps automotive supply chains are facing. And not addressing al...

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Robots Are Taking Over the E-Commerce Warehouse ROBOTS ARE TAKING OVER THE E-COMMERCE WAREHOUSE

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Apr 09, 2018

Lior Elazary, a chief executive officer of inVia Robotics, is entirely comfortable with stating that “robots are taking over the supply chain.” But that doesn’t preclude a continuing role for humans, he says. At least for now. The need to automate the fulfillment of e-commerce orde...

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Dealing with the Climate in Your Thailand Warehouse Design DEALING WITH THE CLIMATE IN YOUR THAILAND WAREHOUSE DESIGN

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Apr 04, 2018

In general, design considerations for warehouses in Thailand differ little from anywhere else in the world. However, there are one or two differences that can sometimes be overlooked, especially by companies operating out of older premises, or those expanding operations into the Thai market.

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Eating Up Increased Costs: Supply Chain Optimization Tips for the Food and Beverage Industry EATING UP INCREASED COSTS: SUPPLY CHAIN OPTIMIZATION TIPS FOR THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY

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Apr 04, 2018

A recent piece in the Wall Street Journal Logistics Report highlighted how rising logistics costs are squeezing the food and beverage industry. With the increased cost of moving goods, food and beverage companies are being forced to increase the price of their products to maintain their profit margi...

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Is Uber Freight a Going Concern? IS UBER FREIGHT A GOING CONCERN?

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Apr 03, 2018

Uber’s debts have continued to grow. Uber lost $4.5 billion in 2017, up from $2.8 billion the year before. Uber reported a loss of $1.1 billion in the fourth quarter on revenues of $2.2 billion.  It was recently reported that Uber will discontinue its same-day parcel and package delivery ...

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Top 10 signs you’ve been working in supply chain too long TOP 10 SIGNS YOU’VE BEEN WORKING IN SUPPLY CHAIN TOO LONG

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Apr 03, 2018

Boomers, millennial leadership and supply chain management jokes. Is it time for the older generation to move on? It’s no secret supply chain talent has been top of mind for many executives for some time. Research firm Gartner even has it listed as a hot topic for its Supply Chain Executive Co...

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8 Advantages of Supplier Development 8 ADVANTAGES OF SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT

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Mar 31, 2018

If your company manufactures a product and has a supply base, then implementing and executing a supplier development program is vital to set your company up for long-term success. Not only will a supplier development program produce better overall costs in the long run, but it’ll also give you...

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN – ARE WE THERE YET? ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN – ARE WE THERE YET?

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Mar 29, 2018

We are noticing an increasing level of excitement about the possible applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in the supply chain, along with some scepticism and lack of enthusiasm from the traditionalists. AI definitely has the potential to enrich our everyday business activities, but how far h...

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An executive’s guide to AI in supply chain management AN EXECUTIVE’S GUIDE TO AI IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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Mar 27, 2018

Transitioning from hype to reality, artificial intelligence (AI) is gaining momentum across industries thanks to an explosion in computing power and storage, the emergence of IoT (Internet of Things) and big data, and algorithmic advances. While there have been numerous examples of how AI can boost ...

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Making A Case for Warehouse Robotics MAKING A CASE FOR WAREHOUSE ROBOTICS

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Mar 27, 2018

Many people hear about warehouse robotics and think it’s too futuristic, yet there are e-commerce fulfillment applications being installed today. They are not theoretical. Some may scoff at this technology, but we think it would be a mistake to say “that will never apply to my company.&r...

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Supply Chains and Blockchain Part 2 – Making It Work SUPPLY CHAINS AND BLOCKCHAIN PART 2 – MAKING IT WORK

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Mar 27, 2018

Can blockchain improve your supply chain? Only if you can make practical use of it. Currently, blockchain is still new and shiny, and a bit mysterious. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been fuelling interest and examples are multiplying of blockchain being used for the supply chain. Yet, as o...

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An executive’s guide to AI in supply chain management AN EXECUTIVE’S GUIDE TO AI IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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Mar 27, 2018

Transitioning from hype to reality, artificial intelligence (AI) is gaining momentum across industries thanks to an explosion in computing power and storage, the emergence of IoT (Internet of Things) and big data, and algorithmic advances. While there have been numerous examples of how AI can boost ...

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INTRALOGISTICS: SAVING ENERGY AND FLYING HELPERS INTRALOGISTICS: SAVING ENERGY AND FLYING HELPERS

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Mar 26, 2018

There’s such a lot of talk about automation and digitization within the supply chain and the technology behind it. You can read all about the trends: the Internet of Things, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and Industry 4.0 online. Dramatic changes are afoot to make processes more effi...

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5 Steps to Solve a Supply Chain Crisis 5 STEPS TO SOLVE A SUPPLY CHAIN CRISIS

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Mar 26, 2018

With effective logistics planning and strategies, you can run a supply chain smoothly without too many concerns. However, disruptions can occur even with the best plans in place. If your company encounters a supply chain crisis, it is important not to panic.

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3 Tips to Eliminate Hidden Shipping Costs 3 TIPS TO ELIMINATE HIDDEN SHIPPING COSTS

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Mar 23, 2018

Many companies, both large and small, have significantly reduced their shipping costs by implementing a multi-carrier shipping solution that allows them to compare carrier rates and automate document production. However, you can realize even greater savings by ensuring that your shipping system is c...

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Investing to shape the future of logistics industry INVESTING TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF LOGISTICS INDUSTRY

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Mar 22, 2018

Panalpina is one of the world’s leading providers of supply chain solutions operating in 70 countries. It is the first logistics company to join European Remanufacturing Council (an initiative to make remanufacturing a normal part of a product lifecycle and support the circular economy) and op...

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How Trading Partners Can Leverage Data to Improve the Supply Chain HOW TRADING PARTNERS CAN LEVERAGE DATA TO IMPROVE THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Mar 21, 2018

In a 2016 Forbes article, data visualization expert Stephen Few said, “Numbers have an important story to tell. They rely on you to give them a clear and convincing voice.” Like written words on a page, data has a way of constructing a narrative that provides background, explains a strug...

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How Retailers Can Be King Of The Road HOW RETAILERS CAN BE KING OF THE ROAD

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Mar 20, 2018

As consumers increasingly desire fast and free shipping, there is perhaps no greater pressure for retailers than the race to get packages delivered to people’s doorsteps. For retailers with a single truck or a fleet, improving trailer utilization, reducing theft, and the derailment of deliveri...

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Space: The final logistics and supply chain management frontier SPACE: THE FINAL LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT FRONTIER

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Mar 19, 2018

Recent advancements in the space launch market may indicate an increased need for logistics and supply chain management in outer space operations. Humankind’s ongoing curiosity about space has countries competing to prove they have not only the technology but also the resources and collective ...

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What Is Full Truckload Shipping & How It Differs From Other Over-The-Road Modes? WHAT IS FULL TRUCKLOAD SHIPPING & HOW IT DIFFERS FROM OTHER OVER-THE-ROAD MODES?

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Mar 19, 2018

Shippers face an onslaught of information in the digital age and often, due to this information overload, shippers find navigating the complex world of shipping challenges. In the modern era, it can be difficult for shippers to identify the best way to achieve cost savings, reduce risk and ensure op...

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How Will ELD Adoption Affect Freight Brokers? HOW WILL ELD ADOPTION AFFECT FREIGHT BROKERS?

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Mar 16, 2018

Editor’s Note: The Eld mandate has arrived but the changes to the industry are still up in the air. Vic Lance of Lance Surety Bond Associates shows us what the industry expects to see regarding ELD adoption.  Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) were introduced by the Federal Motor Carrier S...

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3 Tips for Cargo Theft Prevention 3 TIPS FOR CARGO THEFT PREVENTION

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Mar 15, 2018

As globalization continues to increase the amount of freight shipped across international boundaries, so too does it increase the risk of losses through cargo theft. Already this year (2015)`, a spate of cargo vessel hijackings in the Asia Pacific region has resulted in millions of liters of fuel oi...

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Warehousing, the Rise of IT, Automation, and Now… Robotics WAREHOUSING, THE RISE OF IT, AUTOMATION, AND NOW… ROBOTICS

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Mar 15, 2018

From a simple place to stock goods, warehouses have developed in many ways-function and form included.  Affected by changes in production, procurement and distribution methods, warehousing has continually been pushed and pulled in different directions. Just-in-time techniques have led to more p...

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8 Common Warehousing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them 8 COMMON WAREHOUSING MISTAKES AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

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Mar 15, 2018

To say there is any one single way in which to manage a warehouse would be folly—much depends on the nature of the supply chain and of the warehouse itself. However, there are certain common principles that can and should be applied. Conversely, of course, this also means there are a number of...

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Warehousing, the Rise of IT, Automation, and Now Robotics WAREHOUSING, THE RISE OF IT, AUTOMATION, AND NOW ROBOTICS

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Mar 15, 2018

From a simple place to stock goods, warehouses have developed in many ways function and form included.  Affected by changes in production, procurement and distribution methods, warehousing has continually been pushed and pulled in different directions. Just-in-time techniques have led to more p...

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What Is Intelligent Supply Chain Management? WHAT IS INTELLIGENT SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT?

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Mar 15, 2018

Intelligent supply chain management can reduce costs, improve profitability, and enable competitive advantage for your organization. From the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA) to the use of the internet of Things, explains i-Scoop, intelligent supply chain management is changing the game for tr...

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New Food Safety Rules Soon to Kick in for Small Brokers, Shippers and Carriers NEW FOOD SAFETY RULES SOON TO KICK IN FOR SMALL BROKERS, SHIPPERS AND CARRIERS

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Mar 14, 2018

the new rules for the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods will come into effect for small businesses. As the date approaches, it can be useful to review what shippers, carriers, and brokers will need to comply with when handling food.

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INTRALOGISTICS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW INTRALOGISTICS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Mar 13, 2018

If logistics is defined as moving things efficiently from point A to point B, then intralogistics is a similar but much-expanded concept.  It involves, within a distribution centre or warehouse, optimizing and managing the logistical flow of information along with physical materials management....

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What’s keeping you from realizing digital supply chain success? WHAT’S KEEPING YOU FROM REALIZING DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN SUCCESS?

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Mar 13, 2018

Going digital has become top of mind for most supply chain leaders these days. But finding success through digital transformation is still an elusive venture. According to recent research by the Korn Ferry Institute, all 100 senior supply chain executives the firm surveyed said digital supply chains...

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Creating Agility in Today’s Supply Chain CREATING AGILITY IN TODAY’S SUPPLY CHAIN

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Mar 12, 2018

At the end of any well-executed grocery supply chain is a satisfied consumer. However, as we witness an era of unprecedented change in food retail, supply chains must become agiler to keep today’s consumer satisfied. Here are a few ways the supply chain is evolving: Changing Consumer Preferenc...

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Shipping from the US to Islands in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia – Oceania Export Market Series SHIPPING FROM THE US TO ISLANDS IN MELANESIA, MICRONESIA AND POLYNESIA – OCEANIA EXPORT MARKET SERIES

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Mar 11, 2018

This post will complete our Oceania Market Series. While it includes many different countries and islands, the bulk of which get the majority of their GDP from the tourism industry, shipping to these nations offers a great opportunity to those shippers who service industries that cater to the touris...

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How to Improve Freight Labeling for Transport and Logistics Management HOW TO IMPROVE FREIGHT LABELING FOR TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

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Mar 09, 2018

Lost labels and mislabelled freight are irritating. Incorrect or missing labels are a source of frustration for packers, handlers, freight forwarders, customs officers, haulers and those receiving the goods. ‘Goods in’ depots are unlikely to receive mislabelled freight, while incorrect s...

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Women Who Shaped The Trucking Industry WOMEN WHO SHAPED THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY

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Mar 08, 2018

This year, Women’s History Month is observed in March. This month is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of all women in all aspects of our lives. Today, it’s hard to imagine the trucking and logistics industry without women. In today’s blog, we want to tell you a little b...

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Tariffs, Trade and the Global Supply Chain TARIFFS, TRADE AND THE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN

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Mar 08, 2018

Last week President Trump announced new tariffs on steel and aluminum., setting off talk of global trade wars, prompting the departure of a top economic advisor and rattling an already volatile stock market.  And although these topics are the ones that make headlines, there is another group of ...

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The Future of Supply Chain: It’s Time to Start Managing Supply Chains for the Future, Not the Past THE FUTURE OF SUPPLY CHAIN: IT’S TIME TO START MANAGING SUPPLY CHAINS FOR THE FUTURE, NOT THE PAST

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Mar 08, 2018

The future of supply chain management is filled with technologically empowered, happy, satisfied workers, faster workflows, synchronous systems, robotics, millennials, and even more millennials. Can you imagine it? Are you ready? Supply chain managers face many challenges in the digital age. E-comme...

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How to Build an Effective Budget for Outsourcing Warehousing Services HOW TO BUILD AN EFFECTIVE BUDGET FOR OUTSOURCING WAREHOUSING SERVICES

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Mar 07, 2018

Every logistics manager knows that warehousing services are an unavoidable, necessary expense. Ideally, all products would ship directly from the end of the production line to the end user. Unfortunately, with most products, this is not even close to possible.

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What does it take to build a best-in-class supply chain? WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BUILD A BEST-IN-CLASS SUPPLY CHAIN?

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Mar 07, 2018

Trust in the transformation. That’s what high-tech giant Avaya had to do when the company decided to radically change up how it manages its supply chain. Going from a self-proclaimed worst-in-class supply chain to one of the best in the business was no easy feat, but the rewards were well wort...

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Automated Versus Manual: Logistics Equipment Solutions AUTOMATED VERSUS MANUAL: LOGISTICS EQUIPMENT SOLUTIONS

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Mar 07, 2018

Automation is becoming an enormous part of a host of different industries, from automotive and manufacturing to pharmaceuticals and everything in between. This isn’t a bad thing automation helps to increase production, reduce labor costs, and create products that are consistent with high quali...

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Supply chain agility and flexibility: The story of an IT executive SUPPLY CHAIN AGILITY AND FLEXIBILITY: THE STORY OF AN IT EXECUTIVE

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Mar 06, 2018

I was meeting my longtime friend Gagan, and we managed to find a reasonably quiet corner to settle into for what I anticipated to be a long conversation. He and I went to school together and started our supply chain careers at nearly the same time. I joined a supply chain software company while Gaga...

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Supply Chain and the Internet of Things – Towards New Paradigms SUPPLY CHAIN AND THE INTERNET OF THINGS – TOWARDS NEW PARADIGMS

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Mar 06, 2018

Connectivity is a big deal for data and systems today. The more devices can talk to each other, the more information they can share. The faster and easier it is to get stuff done. Internet plays a key role in connecting native digital items like PCs, IT servers, smartphones, and software application...

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Technology Helping Truckers & City Planners Reduce Traffic TECHNOLOGY HELPING TRUCKERS & CITY PLANNERS REDUCE TRAFFIC

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Mar 06, 2018

Traffic and congestion are expensive and annoying problems for any city and its people. It seems to have been getting worse for a while, too. But city planners, government officials and pioneers in the private sector are now using technology to solve longstanding problems that affect everybody equal...

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5 Reasons Why Your Supply Chain is not Best in Class 5 REASONS WHY YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN IS NOT BEST IN CLASS

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Mar 05, 2018

Are you content with the performance of your company’s supply chain? Most companies, it’s fair to say, are not. If you count your business among that majority, you’re probably well familiar with that sense of frustration that creeps in whenever you see a horizontal line across your...

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3PL Trends: 10 Areas Shippers Consider as They Increase Their Use of Third Party Logistics 3PL TRENDS: 10 AREAS SHIPPERS CONSIDER AS THEY INCREASE THEIR USE OF THIRD PARTY LOGISTICS

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Mar 05, 2018

Third-party logistics providers (3PLs) are poised to dramatically shape the supply chain landscape in 2018 and beyond. In a recent survey of supply chain executives that are either using, not using or considering using 3PL services, only 87% of survey participants currently use or engage in activiti...

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It does not just supply chain planners who benefit from improved S&OP IT DOES NOT JUST SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNERS WHO BENEFIT FROM IMPROVED S&OP

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Mar 02, 2018

It’s the entire company—from planners to executives and everyone in between. Effective, efficient sales and operations planning (S&OP) means you can respond to changes faster, spot opportunities earlier and better align your organization around a common set of goals.

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5 Top Transportation Management Trends to Expect in 2018 5 TOP TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT TRENDS TO EXPECT IN 2018

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Mar 02, 2018

Transportation management will evolve dramatically in 2018. The days of using simple technologies and manual processes are over, and shippers must evolve to maintain competitive advantage and provide superior customer service. In addition, the continued rise of freight trucking rates, as explained b...

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RFID in the Supply Chain: Fizzling Technology or the Future of Effective SCM? RFID IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN: FIZZLING TECHNOLOGY OR THE FUTURE OF EFFECTIVE SCM?

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Mar 01, 2018

In 2003, Walmart announced that all of its suppliers would need to have Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags on all pallets and cases by 2006. For many reasons, that transformation did not happen and RFID was put on the industry’s back-burner. More recently, with the rise of interconnect...

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A Crash Course on Navigating Trends in Trucking and Freight for 2018 A CRASH COURSE ON NAVIGATING TRENDS IN TRUCKING AND FREIGHT FOR 2018

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Feb 28, 2018

The e-commerce market is expanding. E-commerce passed $2 trillion in 2017, reports John D. Schultz of Logistics Management with sales expected to surpass $3.2 trillion by 2020. Although this sounds great for most industries, it represents a major problem for the freight trucking industry. Amazon has...

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These 7 Industrial Procurement Trends will Impact Supply Chain & Logistics in 2018 THESE 7 INDUSTRIAL PROCUREMENT TRENDS WILL IMPACT SUPPLY CHAIN & LOGISTICS IN 2018

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Feb 27, 2018

Procurement must never be an afterthought in any enterprise. Manufacturers need to have the right raw materials and supplies available. Supply chain entities need to know vendors will be held accountable and adhere to the terms of vendor-supply chain partner service level agreements. Supply chain pr...

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What’s New in Last Mile Routing? WHAT’S NEW IN LAST MILE ROUTING?

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Feb 26, 2018

Last Thursday, UPS announced its plans to deploy 50 plug-in electric delivery trucks supplied by the Workhorse Group. What increased UPS’s willingness to invest in these vans is innovative “smart charging” software that has implications for last mile routing. There are other intere...

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Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on VENDOR-MANAGED INVENTORY AND DISTRIBUTION PLANNING IN THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY – HERE’S SOMETHING TO CHEW ON

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Feb 22, 2018

The Food Packaging Trends and Advances report from PMMI forecasts that the US Food and Beverage industry will experience a 2.9 % CAGR through 2022. The report also mentions that the global growth rate is almost double that of the US food industry. It’s a prediction that shouldn’t be igno...

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Building the Business Case for Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Planning BUILDING THE BUSINESS CASE FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING

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Feb 21, 2018

It seems like the phrase “digital transformation” is everywhere these days. There are as many definitions for digital transformation and articles on the subject. I like the definition provided in i-scoop’s online guide to digital transformation.

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What’s Ahead for IoT and Logistics in 2018 WHAT’S AHEAD FOR IOT AND LOGISTICS IN 2018

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Feb 20, 2018

There’s no doubt about it, the Internet of Things (IoT) has brought with it a whole load of changes. The ability for more and more physical objects to connect to the internet and share data without human help has transformed the way the world works. From intelligent cars to biomedical sensors,...

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KFC closes outlets after ‘teething’ issues with new DHL Supply Chain contract KFC CLOSES OUTLETS AFTER ‘TEETHING’ ISSUES WITH NEW DHL SUPPLY CHAIN CONTRACT

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Feb 19, 2018

KFC was forced to temporarily close hundreds of restaurants across the UK last weekend when “teething problems” with its new partnership with DHL Supply chain saw it run out of chicken. The chain handed its logistics operation to DHL last year when it said it was “rethinking”...

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Shipping from the US to Australia – Oceania Export Market Series SHIPPING FROM THE US TO AUSTRALIA – OCEANIA EXPORT MARKET SERIES

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Feb 18, 2018

Australia, the largest market for shipping US goods in Oceania is a perfect market for many US manufactured goods. While US exports to Australia are not near their all-time high of $31 billion in 2012, 2017 still posted a respectable $24.6 billion. The United States is Australia’s 3rd largest ...

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The Logistics of Love THE LOGISTICS OF LOVE

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Feb 14, 2018

For many people, Valentine’s Day signifies love and commitment – and for thousands and thousands of companies, it means big business. Florists, chocolatiers, jewelers all popular choices for people looking to showcase their love and affection every February 14th.

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Supply chain planning – it’s time to get personal SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING – IT’S TIME TO GET PERSONAL

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Feb 13, 2018

Supply planning – to profitably align supply with demand. It sounds like something you could get done during an honest day’s work. As it turns out, it’s not that easy. When I was planning supply, it wasn’t unusual to have a dinner interrupted, a weekend cut short or a vacatio...

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Amazon Logistics Adds New Tracking Feature AMAZON LOGISTICS ADDS NEW TRACKING FEATURE

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Feb 11, 2018

Amazon added new map tracking for Amazon Logistics Packages. The improvement comes as speculation heats up about how Amazon's own shipping services could impact shipping carriers, including how it is leveraging its Whole Foods grocery acquisition and a new program called Shipping with Amazon (SW...

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Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS AMAZON TO LAUNCH DELIVERY SERVICE THAT WOULD VIE WITH FEDEX, UPS

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Feb 09, 2018

Amazon.com Inc. is preparing to launch a delivery service for businesses, positioning it to compete directly with United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp. Dubbed “Shipping with Amazon,” or SWA, the new service will entail the online retail giant picking up packages from businesses and ...

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FedEx, UPS Fall as Amazon Threat Grows Bigger FEDEX, UPS FALL AS AMAZON THREAT GROWS BIGGER

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Feb 09, 2018

Amazon is at it again. After rattling stocks in the healthcare, grocery and online crafts industries in recent months are throwing its weight around in shipping. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that the e-commerce giant is preparing to launch a delivery service for businesses, positioning it...

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Why Amazon Is a Real Threat to FedEx and UPS WHY AMAZON IS A REAL THREAT TO FEDEX AND UPS

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Feb 09, 2018

Reports about Amazon.com (AMZN) exploring new businesses always send shockwaves through the stock market. It can happen even if Amazon's entry into a new industry -- say pharmaceuticals -- seems unlikely or far off. Most of the time, investors should be skeptical that Amazon will have an immedia...

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DHL Supply Chain wins a three-year deal with train manufacturer Bombardier DHL SUPPLY CHAIN WINS A THREE-YEAR DEAL WITH TRAIN MANUFACTURER BOMBARDIER

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Feb 08, 2018

DHL Supply Chain has won a new three-year contract with train manufacturer Bombardier. The operator will operate on-site logistics for Bombardier’s Derby factory, managing £27m of-production materials every week. Managing the inbound goods, DHL will process received goods and manage the ...

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Benefits of integrating finance and supply chain operations BENEFITS OF INTEGRATING FINANCE AND SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONS

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Feb 08, 2018

I examined common obstacles organizations face when bringing together finance and supply chain operations. Now let’s look at the rewards you can reap by actually doing so. Bringing together finance and supply chain operations can make your company more operationally savvy and improve financial...

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5 More Transformative Supply Chain Technologies Supply Chains Will Focus on in 2018 to Move to the Next Level 5 MORE TRANSFORMATIVE SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGIES SUPPLY CHAINS WILL FOCUS ON IN 2018 TO MOVE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

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Feb 07, 2018

Supply chain technology is a difficult, exhilarating topic to cover in detail. The supply chain technology stack comprises hundreds, if not thousands, of individual technologies, and considering the growth of the Internet of things (IoT), there really is no limit to how much these transformative sup...

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On the Road to the Digital Supply Chain ON THE ROAD TO THE DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN

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Feb 06, 2018

“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road,” wrote Jack Kerouac in his legendary 1957 novel On the Road. As the novel’s protagonist travelled without a clear direction – but with a focus on experimentation and spontaneous creativity – so shoul...

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Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains BLOCKCHAIN IN SUPPLY CHAIN: 2 ETHEREUM-BASED PROJECTS THAT DEMONSTRATE HOW BLOCKCHAIN CAN IMPROVE SUPPLY CHAINS

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Feb 06, 2018

2017 was the year that blockchain technology finally made world headlines, but it was mostly for the wrong reason. While Bitcoin’s jaw-dropping rise in value stole the attention, what flew under the radar was the potential application of blockchain in the supply chain, the technology underpinn...

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INCREASING TRUCKING COSTS FURTHER SQUEEZES GROCERY MARGINS – DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY INCREASING TRUCKING COSTS FURTHER SQUEEZES GROCERY MARGINS – DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY

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Feb 06, 2018

Retail grocers are already feeling the squeeze on margins. New market entrants like Amazon and Aldi have ignited a price war, with Walmart and Kroger further fueling the blaze. Then there’s new shopping models including online, click-to-collect and home delivery of groceries and meal kits for ...

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Top 3 Logistics and Supply Chain Blogs of 2018 TOP 3 LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN BLOGS OF 2018

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Feb 01, 2018

You voted, and the results are in! LTX Solution is your number one favorite blog of the year, with “Ellen’s Blog” of Women In Trucking and Apex Capital Blog coming in second and third. We love hearing what blogs you enjoy reading and find valuable. There are lots of great industry ...

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FedEx paves the way for transport blockchain standards FEDEX PAVES THE WAY FOR TRANSPORT BLOCKCHAIN STANDARDS

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Feb 01, 2018

Global shipping and transport network business FedEx Corp. announced Wednesday that the company intends to work with the Blockchain in Transport Alliance to develop standards for distributed ledger technology in shipping. An article in FreightWaves, a cargo shipping news site, reported that FedEx jo...

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Overcoming obstacles to integrating finance with supply chain operations OVERCOMING OBSTACLES TO INTEGRATING FINANCE WITH SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONS

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Feb 01, 2018

I explored how integrated business planning (IBP) can help bring together finance and supply chain operations. IBP helps achieve key performance indicators (KPIs) like sales, customer satisfaction, inventory level and other metrics outlined in the strategic plan.

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Boeing Freighters Prepared For Increased Air Freight Demand BOEING FREIGHTERS PREPARED FOR INCREASED AIR FREIGHT DEMAND

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Jan 30, 2018

With demand for air freight services on an upward trend that shows little sign of slowing down, carriers across the globe are looking to expand their air fleets. These companies need fast, safe planes with ample cargo space, and Boeing is hard at work to meet their needs. The new line of Boeing frei...

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Drawing Lessons from Tesla’s Supply Chain Issues DRAWING LESSONS FROM TESLA’S SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES

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Jan 30, 2018

This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting, a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management and Procurement. Back in 2016, we posted about Tesla’s ambitious plan to ramp up production of its consumer-grade Model 3 electric car to 500,000 vehicles a ye...

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HYPED UP? BLOCKCHAIN, THE FRESH FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN AND WHY A HYBRID MODEL IS BEST HYPED UP? BLOCKCHAIN, THE FRESH FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN AND WHY A HYBRID MODEL IS BEST

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Jan 30, 2018

It’s hard to match the hype of an upcoming Super Bowl but blockchain is giving it a shot. You can’t go a day without a story about blockchain in the trade and business press. Some companies have even changed their name to include the word “blockchain,” without even having the...

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VOICE AND EMPLOYEE TURNOVER: HOW VOICE-ENABLING YOUR WAREHOUSE CAN HELP YOU KEEP A HAPPY WORKFORCE VOICE AND EMPLOYEE TURNOVER: HOW VOICE-ENABLING YOUR WAREHOUSE CAN HELP YOU KEEP A HAPPY WORKFORCE

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Jan 30, 2018

Often times, when voice for the warehouse is being promoted, you hear about the same benefits: increased accuracy, improved productivity, and decreased training time. While these are all huge selling points for voice, there is one benefit that often goes unmentioned- a decrease in turnover.

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Unilever, Bank of America and Rolls Royce among companies tackling supply chain emissions UNILEVER, BANK OF AMERICA AND ROLLS ROYCE AMONG COMPANIES TACKLING SUPPLY CHAIN EMISSIONS

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Jan 29, 2018

The number of companies forging ahead with an industry-leading approach to tackling emissions in the supply chain has doubled in a year, according to new research by CDP, with analysis provided by McKinsey & Company. CDP has awarded 58 companies – out of a total of +3,300 – a place o...

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3 Blockchain FAQs for Supply Chain Transparency 3 BLOCKCHAIN FAQS FOR SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSPARENCY

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Jan 29, 2018

Earlier this month, we hosted a webinar presenting Transparency-One’s latest features, including our blockchain services. Blockchain can help enhance the Transparency-One’s supply chain transparency solution by providing users with additional data security. But how does it work? Here are...

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3 things supply chain leaders can do to leverage talent for the digital supply chain 3 THINGS SUPPLY CHAIN LEADERS CAN DO TO LEVERAGE TALENT FOR THE DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jan 25, 2018

AIMMS has been active in the supply chain space for over 28 years. We’ve seen the evolution of the industry and its ongoing transformation, and have embarked on a transformation ourselves. The skills of the past are no longer sufficient to meet the demands of today’s complex, fast-moving...

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Top Ten Tips to Boost Supply Chain Performance to Best in Class TOP TEN TIPS TO BOOST SUPPLY CHAIN PERFORMANCE TO BEST IN CLASS

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Jan 22, 2018

Here are my top 10 tips to boost your Supply Chain performance towards Best in Class. I’ve arranged them into an acronym to help you remember them.  (And check out some more resources at the bottom) The acronym is METHODICAL. OK, why do so many organizations struggle with the same old Sup...

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2017 SUPPLY CHAIN TRENDS RECAP 2017 SUPPLY CHAIN TRENDS RECAP

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Jan 17, 2018

Innovation has gone from something reserved for start-ups to a must-have for supply chains looking to adjust to digitalization and disruption. A perfect storm of huge technological advancement coupled with changing consumer habits means that all organizations within the industry will need to adapt i...

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Air Advances: 2017 Ends With Strong Sign Of Air Freight Growth AIR ADVANCES: 2017 ENDS WITH STRONG SIGN OF AIR FREIGHT GROWTH

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Jan 17, 2018

After a mild slowdown in October, the global air freight industry saw promising signs in November, with an 8.8 percent increase in FTK demand compared to the previous year. 2017 had featured strong air freight statistics, but many experts feared that growth was coming to an end. November’s inc...

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Drones in Distribution: Thinking Inside the Box DRONES IN DISTRIBUTION: THINKING INSIDE THE BOX

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Jan 15, 2018

Drones in distribution centers could actually make a lot of sense, especially within warehouses that are already largely automated (meaning fewer people below the flight path). In these environments, drones could be very useful replacements for rigid, hard-to-configure conveyor systems.

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6 Quick Tips for Successful Logistics Outsourcing 6 QUICK TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL LOGISTICS OUTSOURCING

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Jan 15, 2018

In my last few posts, I’ve focused quite a lot on what can go wrong when outsourcing, the pitfalls to avoid, things that can drive companies to return to in-sourcing, and similar points which, while I don’t consider them negative (they simply reflect the reality of learning from mistakes...

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Best Supply Chain Shows To Attend In 2018 BEST SUPPLY CHAIN SHOWS TO ATTEND IN 2018

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Jan 12, 2018

the Vice President of Supply Chain Services at ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst and technology consulting company. I engage in quantitative and qualitative research on supply chain management technologies, best practices, and emerging trends. I’ve been published in Supply Chain M...

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robots-are-taking-over-the-e-commerce-warehouse ROBOTS-ARE-TAKING-OVER-THE-E-COMMERCE-WAREHOUSE

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Jan 11, 2018

Boeing this week showcased its new unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing cargo air vehicle that can carry a payload of up to 500 pounds. In simpler terms: it’s a huge flying drone. A team of engineers and technicians for the worldwide aerospace company moved fast to build it, creating...

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The Hybrid Airship: Lockheed Martin THE HYBRID AIRSHIP: LOCKHEED MARTIN'S LATEST ADVANCE IN AIR FREIGHT TECHNOLOGY

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Jan 09, 2018

The Hybrid Airship combines the lighter-than-air lifting capacity of an airship with an advanced air cushion system. Produced with the same technology used to create hovercrafts, the air cushion system lets the ship launch and land virtually anywhere in the world, even if there is no infrastructure ...

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7 Supply Chain & Logistics Professionals to Follow on LinkedIn 7 SUPPLY CHAIN & LOGISTICS PROFESSIONALS TO FOLLOW ON LINKEDIN

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Jan 08, 2018

LinkedIn, with almost 500 million users, is the #1 networking site for professionals. Here are 7 supply chain and logistics professionals to follow for top posts and articles in your industry. With 94% of B2B marketers using LinkedIn to distribute content, it’s now the premier social media sit...

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The Amazon Supply Chain: The Most Innovative in the World? THE AMAZON SUPPLY CHAIN: THE MOST INNOVATIVE IN THE WORLD?

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Jan 08, 2018

Is the Amazon supply chain the most innovative in the world?  A very strong argument can be made that they are despite some announcements that were pie in the sky – like the patent they won in January for floating warehouses that use drones for deliveries and replenishment. Or for that ma...

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The Many Benefits of Supply Chain Transparency: How to Make Your Case THE MANY BENEFITS OF SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSPARENCY: HOW TO MAKE YOUR CASE

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Jan 08, 2018

We all know that supply chain transparency has become a must-have in today’s market. But it’s not always easy to achieve: the process requires companies to invest time, money, and effort, and even hire new skillsets and adopt new tools. These barriers pose a challenge that can make it mo...

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3 SUPPLY CHAIN MISSTEPS RETAILERS CAN AVOID DURING 2018 PEAK SEASON 3 SUPPLY CHAIN MISSTEPS RETAILERS CAN AVOID DURING 2018 PEAK SEASON

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Jan 04, 2018

your operations. When order volumes skyrocketed – especially on Black Friday and Cyber Monday – it probably unearthed weaknesses in your supply chain. There’s only one problem: your budget is already set for 2018, making it difficult to push through any additional expenses to corre...

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2018 Supply Chain Trends for the Wholesale Distributor 2018 SUPPLY CHAIN TRENDS FOR THE WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTOR

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Dec 28, 2017

2017 is winding down, and with the New Year comes a whole new set of challenges. Before you dive into these new challenges to wholesale distributors, however, now is the perfect time to reflect on your past year and analyze the overall health of your business. Is your business up-to-date on the tren...

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6 Major Supply Chain Trends for 2018 6 MAJOR SUPPLY CHAIN TRENDS FOR 2018

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Dec 27, 2017

2017 was an important year for delivery logistics. With e-commerce sales reaching $23 trillion in annual sales worldwide, customers are relying on better and faster deliveries for all sort of goods and services. But this evolution in the supply chain, and for last mile fulfillment, in particular, do...

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A Supply Chain Software Christmas Story A SUPPLY CHAIN SOFTWARE CHRISTMAS STORY

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Dec 20, 2017

T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a… well, that’s not quite correct. There was some stirring in the Clause house as Santa slowly shifted positions in his easy chair, looking out the window into the howling snowstorm o...

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Top 10 Logistics Stories of 2017 TOP 10 LOGISTICS STORIES OF 2017

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Dec 13, 2017

2017 has been the year of the drone. There’s been a lot of interest in using drones for last mile deliveries. In the US, an easing of FAA regulations could finally make it a reality, which is good news for the likes of Amazon, Walmart, UPS, and Google, who have all invested heavily in drone re...

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Fresh Grocery, the Digital Frontier and Supply Chain FRESH GROCERY, THE DIGITAL FRONTIER AND SUPPLY CHAIN

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Dec 07, 2017

In thinking through the conversations at the FMI Executive Forum Roundtable discussions last June, and in other conversations with fresh grocery leadership since then, it has struck me that there was a lot of consensus on the issues of the day, and how solutions to the challenges are a lot more diff...

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Supply Chain Digitalization: The Future of SCM SUPPLY CHAIN DIGITALIZATION: THE FUTURE OF SCM

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Dec 06, 2017

For distributors, the day of the Excel spreadsheet is over. According to the MHI annual report, 80 percent of supply and manufacturing industry leaders believe supply chain digitalization will be the norm in five years; 16 percent think that day is already here.

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Supply Chain Education: What Skills Do Your Staff Need? SUPPLY CHAIN EDUCATION: WHAT SKILLS DO YOUR STAFF NEED?

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Dec 04, 2017

Our blog posts and articles here at Logistics Bureau are almost always written to inform, but this time we’re writing with a request for information. We’d like to know what you believe your managers and staff need from a supply chain education program.

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6 Best Practices for E-Commerce Warehousing 6 BEST PRACTICES FOR E-COMMERCE WAREHOUSING

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Dec 01, 2017

ECommerce is growing at an astonishing rate. In fact, the number of online sales rose 16.3-percent annually. Meanwhile, the number of warehouses has not yet grown enough to accommodate the surge in order fulfillment and processing. As a result, today's shippers need to work more efficiently and ...

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Amazon Launches Trucking App AMAZON LAUNCHES TRUCKING APP

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Nov 29, 2017

Amazon is no stranger to innovation; we need to look no further than its investment in drone technology, warehouse robots, robotic picking competitions, the Prime program, dash buttons, cloud services, and a host of others. Often times, the company will quietly launch one its new services as a test ...

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Supply Chain Partners in Healthcare: The Top 25 SUPPLY CHAIN PARTNERS IN HEALTHCARE: THE TOP 25

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Nov 24, 2017

This month my colleagues at Gartner published the ninth annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25. Although based structurally on the same methodology that has driven the Global Supply Chain Top 25 since 2004, this ranking offers a twist that I have always found compelling – it has a mission. By r...

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LAX Lufthansa Cargo SOP & Update! LAX LUFTHANSA CARGO SOP & UPDATE!

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Nov 14, 2017

Tom Griley and myself (Katie Griley) from the Air Cargo Focus Group as well as from the Los Angeles Air Cargo Association have been booking appointments with the cargo airlines non stop since our last Focus Group Meeting.   We are going door to door and checking out each carrier’s op...

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UPS Kicks Off Year-Round E-Trike Delivery Service in Pittsburgh UPS KICKS OFF YEAR-ROUND E-TRIKE DELIVERY SERVICE IN PITTSBURGH

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Nov 13, 2017

International shipping giant UPS is dipping a toe into pedal-powered delivery in American cities.
Last week, UPS began making deliveries using an electric trike in downtown Pittsburgh. It’s the first U.S. city with year-round UPS e-trike service, according to the Pittsburgh City Paper. ...

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4 Emerging Technologies That Could Shape the Future of Logistics 4 EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES THAT COULD SHAPE THE FUTURE OF LOGISTICS

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Nov 05, 2017

3D printing as an idea is not new; it has been floating around for many years. However, it was only in recent years that the idea became a reality. This technology makes it possible for manufacturers, businesses, and individuals to print exact working replicas of parts and products using metals, pla...

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Accurate Inventory – The Holy Grail of Warehousing ACCURATE INVENTORY – THE HOLY GRAIL OF WAREHOUSING

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Oct 26, 2017

When last we met, we discussed some keys to reducing inventory costs. We talked about 6 of them and how to implement them, though we also pointed out that there were quite a few more. Another way to lower inventory costs is to insure our inventory counts are correct. OK, when you stop laughing, give...

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Think your digital supply chain is smart? Here’s how to make it smarter THINK YOUR DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN IS SMART? HERE’S HOW TO MAKE IT SMARTER

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Oct 12, 2017

TechTarget says the foundation of the digital supply chain “is built on Web-enabled capabilities,” as opposed to the industry’s more-common model that functions with a mix of paper-based and IT-enabled tools and processes. In “The Essential Guide to Supply Chain Management Be...

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The business of freight brokering in the trucking industry THE BUSINESS OF FREIGHT BROKERING IN THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY

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Oct 06, 2017

Freight brokers refer to individuals or organizations that act as a mediator between companies that require shipping services and authorized motor carriers. This year, many freight brokers are due for a yearly bond renewal towards the fourth quarter. Despite the challenges faced by the industry this...

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Video-based safety program from SmartDrive implemented by the transportation company VIDEO-BASED SAFETY PROGRAM FROM SMARTDRIVE IMPLEMENTED BY THE TRANSPORTATION COMPANY

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Oct 06, 2017

Pottle's Transportation has deployed a video-based safety program developed by SmartDrive systems in their fleet. SmartDrive Systems is a company dedicated to driver safety and transportation intelligence. Pottle’s Transportation cited the customer support and immediate access to video eve...

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SPACEFREIGHT. AND HOW NOT TO GO ABOUT IT SPACEFREIGHT. AND HOW NOT TO GO ABOUT IT

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Sep 28, 2017

Our planet isn’t getting any bigger. Still, the number of people on it keeps increasing. If the numbers keep growing like that, we will need more room sometime in the future. And then there are those scarce resources. For some, we find alternatives that are relatively infinite, like wind or so...

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Imagine 2030: Supply Chain Talent IMAGINE 2030: SUPPLY CHAIN TALENT

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Sep 20, 2017

This year’s Supply Chain Insights’ annual global conference moves to our hometown of Atlanta, a town deep in supply chain history from the crossroads of the early train routes to the hub of many of today’s leading brands, and supply chain services and technology providers. As we we...

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A Guide to Peak Holiday Season Changes for FedEx, UPS Shippers A GUIDE TO PEAK HOLIDAY SEASON CHANGES FOR FEDEX, UPS SHIPPERS

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Sep 13, 2017

It’s that time of year again! Seasonal retailers are in full-court press mode to prepare for the busy peak holiday season. But those of us that rely on FedEx and UPS to get our products to customers need to be aware of several new changes that will impact shipping costs and guaranteed transit ...

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Emerging Human Rights Issues for the Transport and Logistics Sector EMERGING HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES FOR THE TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS SECTOR

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Sep 11, 2017

While for many transport and logistics (T&L) companies, climate change is at the top of the sustainability agenda, human rights is increasingly a strategic theme. These two issues are important for businesses across industries: in fact, as we learned from the 2017 BSR/GlobeScan State of Sustaina...

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Blockchain Energy Trading Startup Power Ledger Raises $17M in Cryptocurrency ‘ICO’ BLOCKCHAIN ENERGY TRADING STARTUP POWER LEDGER RAISES $17M IN CRYPTOCURRENCY ‘ICO’

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Sep 06, 2017

Power Ledger completed its ICO on October 6, raising more than $34 million AUD ($24 million USD). The company was backed by as many as 15,000 supporters. Half of the contributions came in the form of traditional currency, while the remainder were split between ether, bitcoin, and litecoin.,Power Led...

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Hurricane Harvey and Supply Chain Risk: What You Need to Know HURRICANE HARVEY AND SUPPLY CHAIN RISK: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Sep 04, 2017

As the true extent of the wreckage and destruction wrought by Hurricane Harvey emerges, details on the effects for global supply chains are beginning to emerge. Supply chain disruptions have already begun as the shipping industry scrambles to reroute shipping lanes around the Port of Houston (one of...

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Supply Chain 2030. Everyone will have the technology. Leaders will be using it. SUPPLY CHAIN 2030. EVERYONE WILL HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY. LEADERS WILL BE USING IT.

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Sep 03, 2017

Observers tend to agree on several things about the supply chain of the future. It will be more real-time, it will be more digitally integrated and “smart”, and it will adapt more flexibly to changes in demand, desired channels for fulfilment, and supply-side risk. Less is heard about ex...

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How Can Furniture Supply Chains Compete With the "Amazon Effect?" HOW CAN FURNITURE SUPPLY CHAINS COMPETE WITH THE "AMAZON EFFECT?"

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Jul 13, 2017

To address this challenge and others that furniture supply chains are facing, Furniture Today and AHFA hosted the 2017 Logistics Symposium at High Point University in High Point, NC. LeanCor Logistics' Director of Account Management, Ashley Yentz, spoke on a panel focused on clearing supply chai...

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5 Podcasts for Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals 5 PODCASTS FOR SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS PROFESSIONALS

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Jun 21, 2017

I used to think that podcasts were a hip form of new media that millennials used to further their iPhone addictions. Fast forward a few years, and the benefits of having news and entertainment in your earbuds have converted me to a podcast fan. Podcasts are a series of digital audio files that liste...

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In Search of the Carbon Neutral Supply Chain IN SEARCH OF THE CARBON NEUTRAL SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jun 20, 2017

Green Supply Chain Network is taking an active role in assisting companies in their quest to deliver a Carbon Neutral Supply Chain. Check out our Create a Carbon Neutral Supply Chain article to learn more about real actions your organization can take to move toward this lofty goal.

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5 Skills Necessary For Maximizing Logistics Effectiveness 5 SKILLS NECESSARY FOR MAXIMIZING LOGISTICS EFFECTIVENESS

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Jun 15, 2017

Today’s blog is from our friend Robert Everett. Robert Everett has over fifteen years of experience in data analytics, statistics, cybernetics and, among the others, supply chain domain. He is also a researcher and a freelance writer at EduBirdie, providing his expertise in logistics and busin...

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Reaching the Supply Chain Sustainability Tipping Point REACHING THE SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY TIPPING POINT

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May 16, 2017

Since the 1990’s I’ve been writing about sustainability, cap & trade and carbon footprints mainly in the realm of logistics and supply chain as that’s where I live. Supply chains are incredibly important in this context as roughly 75% of most company’s carbon footprint em...

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6 Important Tips For Effective Logistics Management 6 IMPORTANT TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

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May 12, 2017

Efficient management is the key to success, especially in supply chain management. There are various factors involved in effective logistics management, for example, automation and perfect coordination. But, there is always a scope for improvising the process. When your business witnesses growth, yo...

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Emerging Trends in Automation: What it Means to Supply Chains EMERGING TRENDS IN AUTOMATION: WHAT IT MEANS TO SUPPLY CHAINS

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May 08, 2017

Imagine a world where automation comes together with technology to deliver products without human intervention. An order is placed by a consumer. 3D printers pick up the details and print the finished product. It’s then picked by robots from the shelves, packaged and placed into a self-driving...

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Supply Chain in the Cloud: How Tech Is Reshaping Logistics SUPPLY CHAIN IN THE CLOUD: HOW TECH IS RESHAPING LOGISTICS

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Feb 17, 2017

The replacement of traditional barcodes with RFID (radio frequency identification) technologies has revolutionized the supply chain sector, ensuring the right goods are at the right place at the right time-down to the minute. From preventing machine breakdowns to ensuring temperature-sensitive shipm...

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Top 5 Trends to Know to Compete with Amazon’s Supply Chain TOP 5 TRENDS TO KNOW TO COMPETE WITH AMAZON’S SUPPLY CHAIN

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Feb 06, 2017

Aside from the new administration, Amazon’s supply chain continued to push deeper into new and existing markets will define additional trends in the supply chain throughout the coming year. While supply chain entities struggle to stay competitive with the e-commerce giant, more organizations w...

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Why Amazon dominates freight world discussions WHY AMAZON DOMINATES FREIGHT WORLD DISCUSSIONS

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Feb 01, 2017

Amazon is becoming such a heavy-hitter in transportation and logistics circles due to some very simple reasons; ones largely related to changing desires and habits on the part of consumers. For starters, consumers are literally flocking in hordes to buy the goods sold via its online. Indeed, Amazon ...

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Keller Warehousing Awarded $40k Safety Intervention Grant KELLER WAREHOUSING AWARDED $40K SAFETY INTERVENTION GRANT

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Dec 28, 2016

Keller is always looking for ways to improve warehouse safety for ALL employees AND visitors.Keller Warehousing and Distribution, an affiliate of Keller Logistics Group, has been awarded a $40k safety intervention grant from the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) to use toward the purchase of...

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Delivering Christmas cheer across the country DELIVERING CHRISTMAS CHEER ACROSS THE COUNTRY

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Dec 22, 2016

Last week I was listening to a radio programme as I made my way into work. One of the discussion topics was the delivery of our goods for the festive period – or maybe the lack of delivery is more appropriate!Some of the stats they shared were mind boggling. Last year in the UK there were near...

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10 Tips To Streamline Your Wine and Spirits Distribution 10 TIPS TO STREAMLINE YOUR WINE AND SPIRITS DISTRIBUTION

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Dec 22, 2016

As a wine and spirits manufacturer, you are notoriously passionate about your craft and the quality of your products. You take great care to ensure that your output meets your high standards, as well as your customer’s demands. You are also concerned with wine and spirits distribution: ensurin...

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Ship-from-store. Using your brick-and-mortar stores as fulfillment centers SHIP-FROM-STORE. USING YOUR BRICK-AND-MORTAR STORES AS FULFILLMENT CENTERS

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Dec 21, 2016

With a growing number of consumers expecting convenience and same-day deliveries when making online purchases, more omni-channel retailers are choosing to fulfill orders straight from their brick-and-mortar stores. Setting up retail locations to serve simultaneously as distribution centers requires ...

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Kewill Boosts Leadership Team with New Chief Technology Officer KEWILL BOOSTS LEADERSHIP TEAM WITH NEW CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

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Dec 19, 2016

Kewill, a leading provider of innovative supply chain execution software, today announced the appointment of Benny Melumad as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Melumad will be responsible for leading the company’s engineering team, continuing to ensure that Kewill’s technology is c...

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Kirkstall floods one year on: Community still picking up the pieces KIRKSTALL FLOODS ONE YEAR ON: COMMUNITY STILL PICKING UP THE PIECES

blog article

Dec 19, 2016

It’s been nearly a year since the River Aire broke its banks and left parts of Kirkstall under several feet of cold and muddy flood water. Here, ANNA RILEY looks at how the floods have brought the community together, the work of volunteers part of the clean-up effort and how affected businesse...

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Keller Logistics Group Raises over $40,000 for Local Veterans KELLER LOGISTICS GROUP RAISES OVER $40,000 FOR LOCAL VETERANS

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Dec 12, 2016

On Friday, November 11th, Keller Logistics Group hosted the 2nd Annual Veterans Appreciation Day Dinner. Dinner was served to over 250 Veterans and their family members. This annual dinner serves as the primary fundraiser for Keller’s philanthropic organization: Operation K.A.V.I.C. – Ke...

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Scheduling Freight for Off-Peak Hours Can Reduce Costs SCHEDULING FREIGHT FOR OFF-PEAK HOURS CAN REDUCE COSTS

blog article

Dec 09, 2016

In an earlier blog, we discussed how shippers often assume that the way they ship freight (and the associated costs) can’t change.  But we’ve identified a checklist of 14 ways to reduce freight costs that could be implemented today – if you are willing to change some old habit...

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Design Trumps Uncertainty: Leveraging Supply Chain Design to Thrive in Uncertain Times DESIGN TRUMPS UNCERTAINTY: LEVERAGING SUPPLY CHAIN DESIGN TO THRIVE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

blog article

Dec 07, 2016

LLamasoft has long touted the importance of supply chain resiliency in the face of any unforeseen risk and with volatility and constant change becoming a “new normal” for global business, this need is more prominent than ever. The tumultuous global political landscape has brought renewed...

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16½ Supply Chain Predictions for 2016 16½ SUPPLY CHAIN PREDICTIONS FOR 2016

blog article

Dec 01, 2016

Here’s a prediction we just know is going to come true. Next year at this time people will be writing – and reading – a slew of predictions articles/blogs/essays for 2017. Bank on it.Everyone loves predictions. Just look at you. Out of the gazillion other things you could be readin...

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Ten holiday shopping pain points for consumers TEN HOLIDAY SHOPPING PAIN POINTS FOR CONSUMERS

blog article

Dec 01, 2016

Now that we’re in the throws of the holiday shopping (and shipping) season, odds are that even with all of the preparations you’ve made, your customers may be hitting barriers to a successful cyber shopping experience, aka pain points. Though it’s too late now to make changes for t...

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Pre-registration for SPS Commerce In:fluence 2017 ends soon! PRE-REGISTRATION FOR SPS COMMERCE IN:FLUENCE 2017 ENDS SOON!

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Nov 30, 2016

December is the biggest shopping month of the year, which means January is the biggest month for returns for most retailers. Some companies will even go so far as to keep seasonal and temporary customer service and warehouse staff on the payroll well past the holidays in order to handle the influx o...

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14 Strategies to reduce freight costs 14 STRATEGIES TO REDUCE FREIGHT COSTS

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Nov 29, 2016

Shippers often work under the assumption that the way they ship freight (and the associated costs) are pretty much fixed and can’t change.  But just because “it’s always been done this way” doesn’t mean you shouldn’t challenge the status quo. At Kane Is Able,...

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What’s hot: Holiday shopping retail trends for 2016 WHAT’S HOT: HOLIDAY SHOPPING RETAIL TRENDS FOR 2016

blog article

Nov 29, 2016

You’ve probably already seen the news stories for the hot new toys for 2016 — sadly, Irwin Mainway’s Bag O’ Glass didn’t make the list again — but at SPS Commerce, we’ve identified some of the growing (and kid-friendly) holiday shopping trends that has consu...

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4 Best-in-Class Supply Chains To Watch and Learn From 4 BEST-IN-CLASS SUPPLY CHAINS TO WATCH AND LEARN FROM

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Nov 28, 2016

While I’m a firm believer that innovation, not emulation, is the way forward for any company wishing to differentiate through its supply chain, I also believe that reinventing the wheel is something to be avoided if possible.What I mean by this is that there’s no harm in observing compan...

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Plenty to be Thankful for in the Supply Chain Universe PLENTY TO BE THANKFUL FOR IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN UNIVERSE

blog article

Nov 24, 2016

Let’s face it: the supply chain world often gives off a glass-half-empty vibe. Companies tend to fixate on their shortcomings rather than celebrating their successes – and trying to learn from what they’re doing right. They lament poor performance, failure to execute or gaps in the...

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Four Reasons to be Thankful for Supply Chain Managers FOUR REASONS TO BE THANKFUL FOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGERS

blog article

Nov 23, 2016

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to take a moment and think about what you appreciate most in life, especially the people with whom you rely on. Being a supply chain manager isn’t easy; they are the first ones to take the heat when a delivery doesn’t show up on t...

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How SPS Commerce prepares for Cyber Week HOW SPS COMMERCE PREPARES FOR CYBER WEEK

blog article

Nov 22, 2016

With e-commerce, retail shopping has become a 24 hour/7 days per week/365 days per year proposition. For that reason, the process from purchase to fulfillment to delivery to the customer is always important.Even so, there are some times of the year like the holiday shopping season when orders surge,...

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Set 3PL Contract Length to Allow Investment SET 3PL CONTRACT LENGTH TO ALLOW INVESTMENT

blog article

Nov 21, 2016

Let’s say you’re a homeowner and you’re considering replacing all the windows in your house. They’re not the worst windows, but there are definitely gaps that allow heat to escape, and your energy bills to rise. You read up on the ROI of replacement windows and learn that you...

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AirBNB-ification and Uber-ization of the supply chain AIRBNB-IFICATION AND UBER-IZATION OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN

blog article

Nov 21, 2016

The old models of the supply chain are being smashed to bits. The route from manufacturer to today’s customer can travel many different paths with more and more possibilities every day. Continuing with the old methods of having freight delivered to a distribution center or retail store isn&rsq...

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The 3 Cs for a CEO to See What’s Really Important in a Supply Chain THE 3 CS FOR A CEO TO SEE WHAT’S REALLY IMPORTANT IN A SUPPLY CHAIN

blog article

Nov 21, 2016

Delegation of supply chain responsibilities? Sure. Employee empowerment for better supply chain performance? Absolutely. But to set your enterprise and its workforce up for successful supply chain operations, the starting point has to be what is really important for sustainable achievement and profi...

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Best Practise Warehousing – How can you maximise value from your warehouse – and achieve the highest levels of employee engagement! BEST PRACTISE WAREHOUSING – HOW CAN YOU MAXIMISE VALUE FROM YOUR WAREHOUSE – AND ACHIEVE THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT!

blog article

Nov 17, 2016

Unipart’s expert practitioners explain how you can recognise waste, increase added value and reduce the cost of service in your warehouse network, fundamentally underpinned by highly engaged employees.At the core of any successful warehouse network are the employees. Organisations must have a ...

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Digital solutions from GE’s Marine Solutions highlighted at Minds + Machines 2016 DIGITAL SOLUTIONS FROM GE’S MARINE SOLUTIONS HIGHLIGHTED AT MINDS + MACHINES 2016

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Nov 16, 2016

GE’s Marine Solutions is showcasing its digital products at Minds + Machines 2016, the premier event for the Industrial Internet.GE’s marine business is dedicated to power and propulsion systems for customers in the workboat, merchant, offshore and naval industries. Coupling smart engine...

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3rd Zero Solution Partners Summit 3RD ZERO SOLUTION PARTNERS SUMMIT

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Nov 15, 2016

The Zer Solution Partners Summit, which was held in third place this year, was held in Fenerbahçe Faruk Ilgaz Facilities on October 26, 2016 with the theme of "Our Solution Partner". Summit Koç Holding Automotive Group Chairman Cenk Lawn and Koç Group of Companies seni...

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A Leapfrog Moment for Global Rail A LEAPFROG MOMENT FOR GLOBAL RAIL

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Nov 14, 2016

In the coming years, the digital transformation of rail has the potential to create productivity gains and savings worth billions of dollars. We’ll see these gains in the U.S. and Europe as digital technology unclogs overtaxed transportation networks, reduces downtime and helps companies save ...

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The 3PL Market and a Forthcoming Identity Crisis THE 3PL MARKET AND A FORTHCOMING IDENTITY CRISIS

blog article

Nov 14, 2016

Those who think trucks, trains, ships and planes define the 3PL market may be in for a surprise. Marketing myopia may have been defined more than 50 years ago, but it still ails many a logistics organisation. Third party logistics providers that consider their activity to be rooted in traditional tr...

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Difference between Multimodal and Intermodal Shipping DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MULTIMODAL AND INTERMODAL SHIPPING

blog article

Nov 11, 2016

First, let’s start off with a few definitions: Multimodal: Multimodal transport (also known as combined transport) is the transportation of goods under a single contract, but performed with at least two different means of transport; the carrier is liable (in a legal sense) for the entire carri...

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Promena 4. Purchasing Strategies Summit PROMENA 4. PURCHASING STRATEGIES SUMMIT

blog article

Nov 10, 2016

Promena participated as a sub-sponsor of the 4th Summit Strategies Summit in Dubai on October 5-6. In general, the Summit addresses the procurement professionals of corporate companies operating in the Middle East market. 62 companies attended the summit. The chiefs discussed success criteria in str...

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Hanjin Troubles and the Importance of Supply Chain Responsiveness and Preparedness HANJIN TROUBLES AND THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPLY CHAIN RESPONSIVENESS AND PREPAREDNESS

blog article

Nov 09, 2016

The logistics industry has seen its fair share of disruptions over recent years between port strikes, driver shortages and natural disasters. Another such story emerged in recent weeks as a Hanjin shipping vessel spent months sitting off-shore near the Price Rupert port in British Columbia after the...

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Why Could Echo Global Logistics Inc (ECHO) Not Be As Efficient As Its Industry In The Past Year? WHY COULD ECHO GLOBAL LOGISTICS INC (ECHO) NOT BE AS EFFICIENT AS ITS INDUSTRY IN THE PAST YEAR?

blog article

Nov 09, 2016

Echo Global Logistics Inc’s (NASDAQ:ECHO) 1.7% ROE over the past year fell short of the performance averaged by the industry, which delivered 37.97% ROE in the same period. On the surface, while Echo Global Logistics appears to have underperformed, there’s more to any company’s ROE...

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PPL invests in its brand PPL INVESTS IN ITS BRAND

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Nov 07, 2016

Premier Palletised Ltd (Pall-Ex depot 91) has recently invested a staggering £1.5 million in a brand-new fleet of Mercedes-Benz vehicles to replace its old fleet and enhance delivery performance.The shiny new fleet comprises three 44 tonne Mercedes-Benz Gigaspace tractor units, four double-dec...

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Getting To The Next War is Going to be Tough: Why Military Transportation is so Important GETTING TO THE NEXT WAR IS GOING TO BE TOUGH: WHY MILITARY TRANSPORTATION IS SO IMPORTANT

blog article

Nov 04, 2016

The National Defense Transportation Association spent several days this week discussing the challenges that presents at its annual meeting in Saint Louis.  The reason it chose Saint Louis for the conclave is that the U.S. Transportation Command is headquartered nearby at Scott Air Force Base in...

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How to Keep Safety Audits from Being a White-Knuckle Experience HOW TO KEEP SAFETY AUDITS FROM BEING A WHITE-KNUCKLE EXPERIENCE

blog article

Nov 03, 2016

In our recent blog post on logistics safety, we advised logistics organizations to conduct safety audits in a way that associates don’t perceive them as “gotcha” exercises. Warehouse operators, drivers, and other associates need to know that workplace safety is a shared goal and th...

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Established Surrey logistics firm moves to new purpose built premises ESTABLISHED SURREY LOGISTICS FIRM MOVES TO NEW PURPOSE BUILT PREMISES

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Nov 02, 2016

A successful Surrey-based logistics firm has moved to a brand new, bigger site to accommodate future growth. Surrey Pallitz, which has been a member of the palletised freight network Pall-Ex since 1999, has re-located to a secure 62-acre site on Hobbs Industrial Estate in Lingfield, Surrey. The new ...

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12 Supply Chain Basics Your Company Must Get Right 12 SUPPLY CHAIN BASICS YOUR COMPANY MUST GET RIGHT

blog article

Nov 01, 2016

If you’re a supply chain professional, the tips and guidance in this post will probably not be new to you. On the other hand, if you’re a business leader who must try to juggle supply chain effectiveness with that of marketing, sales, or manufacture, the following sections highlight the ...

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There is only one Boss… and it’s not Tech THERE IS ONLY ONE BOSS… AND IT’S NOT TECH

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Oct 31, 2016

Technological change has always been at the heart of human progress, and as we all know, business is all about progress. The last few years have seen a massive wave of digitization sweep across entire industries. Still, amidst this wave of disruption, one constant remains – the customer. &ldqu...

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Is Limited or Scarce Warehouse Space Something Your Company Should Worry About? IS LIMITED OR SCARCE WAREHOUSE SPACE SOMETHING YOUR COMPANY SHOULD WORRY ABOUT?

blog article

Oct 31, 2016

Warehouse space in areas like Georgia and Texas are seeing an unprecedented lack of vacancy. According to a report from Colliers International, this is a reflection of a national trend. The report uncovered a “critical need for more extensive logistics and warehousing networks in towns and cit...

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'MATERIALS FOR CPEC SHOULD BE SOURCED LOCALLY WHERE CAPACITY IS AVAILABLE' - SHAHNAWAZ ISHTIAQ

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Oct 31, 2016

BR Research recently sat down with Shahnawaz Ishtiaq who is the Executive Director of Nawab Brothers Steel Mills (Pvt) Ltd. He is a veteran of the steel industry with over 45 years of experience. Twice he has served as Vice Chairman of SITE Association. He is also a former Vice President of Federati...

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Trucking Companies Pare Down Their Fleets Amid Tepid Shipping Demand TRUCKING COMPANIES PARE DOWN THEIR FLEETS AMID TEPID SHIPPING DEMAND

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Oct 29, 2016

Big trucking companies have spent the second half of the year shrinking their fleets in hopes of changing an imbalance between the supply of rigs on the road and tepid shipping demand that has flattened industry earnings.They will learn in the coming weeks, as retailers stock up at stores and distri...

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Lean Logistics: What Does it Mean for Your Bottom Line? LEAN LOGISTICS: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOUR BOTTOM LINE?

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Oct 27, 2016

Today’s business owners are tasked with competing in an increasingly more global market while ensuring materials are available and maintaining product inventory to meet customer demand without compromising cost or speed of products and services. Implementing lean logistics practices, or the re...

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How Do You Create a Culture of Safety in Your Logistics Operation? HOW DO YOU CREATE A CULTURE OF SAFETY IN YOUR LOGISTICS OPERATION?

blog article

Oct 27, 2016

The reasons why this accident occurred are numerous. Isolating any one cause is pointless. The main takeaway is that, at this facility, people were not prioritizing safety. It was not a workplace where a culture of safety existed. Now ask yourself: How is safety regarded in your company’s logi...

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N.J. lieutenant governor defies Christie again N.J. LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR DEFIES CHRISTIE AGAIN

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Oct 27, 2016

For nearly seven years, Kim Guadagno has largely stayed out of the spotlight as second in command to a nationally known governor.But that has begun to change. Earlier this month, New Jersey’s lieutenant governor said she wouldn’t follow Gov. Christie’s lead in supporting GOP presid...

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DHL offers employment opportunities in Western Slovakia DHL OFFERS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN WESTERN SLOVAKIA

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Oct 27, 2016

DHL is part of the multinational Deutsche Post DHL, based in Bonn, which brings together two strong brands in the market. Corporate brands Deutsche Post, DHL and represent the service portfolio of logistics (DHL) and communications (Deutsche Post).DHL is the global market leader in transport and log...

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ZTO Express, Biggest U.S. IPO of Year, Drops in Trading Debut ZTO EXPRESS, BIGGEST U.S. IPO OF YEAR, DROPS IN TRADING DEBUT

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Oct 27, 2016

Shares of ZTO Express Inc. fell in their market debut, a disappointing turn after the Shanghai-based logistics company raised $1.4 billion in the largest U.S. initial public offering this year.The stock closed at $16.57, down 15% from its IPO price of $19.50, which was ahead of its expected price ra...

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Transportation/Logistics: Iran is Back Open for Business TRANSPORTATION/LOGISTICS: IRAN IS BACK OPEN FOR BUSINESS

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Oct 27, 2016

When those 2016 Year in Review pieces start appearing, one of the news stories featured will be the resumption of business and commercial interests in Iran, after years of that nation being off-limits due to economic sanctions.The demand for logistics solutions in particular is on the rise, and comp...

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$6M Connected Vehicles Grant for Denver Fleet $6M CONNECTED VEHICLES GRANT FOR DENVER FLEET

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Oct 26, 2016

“This grant considers all travelers in the giving them more information to plan their trips ahead of time and avoid traffic congestion, said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “Denver residents will be equipped to travel in a smarter fashion – which in the end saves time a...

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Yearlong Pause in U.S. Freight Consolidation Breaks With Pair of Deals YEARLONG PAUSE IN U.S. FREIGHT CONSOLIDATION BREAKS WITH PAIR OF DEALS

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Oct 26, 2016

Pilot Freight Services, a freight forwarder, said it had sold a controlling stake to two investment groups, one of a pair of deals announced Wednesday snapping a yearlong pause in consolidation in the U.S. freight industry.The Lima, Penn.-based company, which handles logistics—such as arrangin...

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DP World to Develop Logistics in Ukraine DP WORLD TO DEVELOP LOGISTICS IN UKRAINE

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Oct 26, 2016

 DP World recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Ukraine to collaborate on matters of mutual interest, including the development of logistics capability in the country.On a recent visit to Ukraine, DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem signed the...

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AAI launches air cargo, logistics subsidiary AAI LAUNCHES AIR CARGO, LOGISTICS SUBSIDIARY

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Oct 26, 2016

Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Tuesday launched an air cargo and logistics subsidiary, which is projected to rake in annual turnover of Rs 380 crore in two years.Announcing the launch of the AAI Cargo and Logistics Allied Services Company Ltd (AAICLAS), Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi ...

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GE Mining solutions featured in new GE Transportation Product Portfolio App GE MINING SOLUTIONS FEATURED IN NEW GE TRANSPORTATION PRODUCT PORTFOLIO APP

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Oct 25, 2016

GE Mining’s latest products and services are now available for viewing in the recently launched GE Transportation Product Portfolio App. The app can be downloaded from the App Store, or viewed online in a web portal.The new app covers the full GE Store for mining from our leading AC surface pr...

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Can replicating Alibaba chief’s system spur global boom in jobs? CAN REPLICATING ALIBABA CHIEF’S SYSTEM SPUR GLOBAL BOOM IN JOBS?

blog article

Oct 25, 2016

Alibaba’s Jack Ma has big dreams. Having transformed Chinese retail, he’s now determined to reinvigorate globalization.The way to do so, according to his annual shareholder letter released last week, is for other countries to use or replicate Alibaba’s “commerce infrastructur...

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6 Things A CEO Should Know About the Supply Chain 6 THINGS A CEO SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Oct 24, 2016

CEOs in many organisations aren’t directly responsible for controlling supply chain activity, but trust me, business is changing. Your supply chain can make a huge difference to your company’s success—but before it can do so, there are very likely to be changes that you need to dri...

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Nursing Hospital and Healthcare Supply Into a New Age NURSING HOSPITAL AND HEALTHCARE SUPPLY INTO A NEW AGE

blog article

Oct 24, 2016

Given that hospitals and other healthcare facilities exist only to provide care to patients, it can come as a surprise to know that supply chain cost is typically the second largest expense such facilities incur, exceeded only by the cost of labour. Perhaps even more surprisingly, efforts to reduce ...

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7 Things That Matter Most To Fresh Supply Chain Leaders 7 THINGS THAT MATTER MOST TO FRESH SUPPLY CHAIN LEADERS

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Oct 24, 2016

Fruit and vegetables, fish, bread, packaged salads, fresh meals; so many consumer products rely on supply chains that can bring perishable goods to retailers’ shelves quickly, and in the best possible condition.This article provides an inside look at today’s fresh supply chains around th...

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MARTA MARTA'S EXPANSION, BELTLINE COMPLETION ON NOVEMBER BALLOT

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Oct 24, 2016

Four years after a regional transportation referendum went down in flames, Atlanta residents will decide next month whether to go it alone to raise millions for city roads, sidewalks and bike trails and billions for what boosters say is the biggest expansion of MARTA in a generation. There's a l...

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Logistics firm eyes natural gas business LOGISTICS FIRM EYES NATURAL GAS BUSINESS

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Oct 24, 2016

He said the company is focusing at investing in the energy sector and make sure it participate in developing the country’s economy by offering employment, paying tax and ensure quality and reliable services to Tanzanians.Mr Kulwa was speaking during the official launch of Bolloré Transp...

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Transportation and Logistics Companies Can Achieve Profitable Growth TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS COMPANIES CAN ACHIEVE PROFITABLE GROWTH

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Oct 24, 2016

Many transportation and logistics (T&L) companies need to refine their current business models to capitalize on opportunities in industry segments that are attractive in terms of both growth and returns, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).The report, titled “Tra...

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