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DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 13, 2019

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

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

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Aug 13, 2019

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

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Freight forwarder consolidation continues FREIGHT FORWARDER CONSOLIDATION CONTINUES

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Aug 12, 2019

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

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

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Aug 12, 2019

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

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E-Commerce and Warehousing: Areas of Focus to Prepare for Fulfillment E-COMMERCE AND WAREHOUSING: AREAS OF FOCUS TO PREPARE FOR FULFILLMENT

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Aug 09, 2019

As explained by Brian Barry of Multichannel Merchant, shippers tend to focus on short-term needs and ignore the space requirements for efficient fulfillment. When upgrading or building new spaces, the primary areas of focus are often broken into broad categories, such as labor, consumers, and locati...

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Variability in supply chains adds to uncertainty VARIABILITY IN SUPPLY CHAINS ADDS TO UNCERTAINTY

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Aug 07, 2019

Variability is always present as a natural part of any process and describes the random disruptions that may occur as a process or event is undertaken. In supply chains, Variability is the term associated with the difference between actual and planned lead times, which are not static. Variability ex...

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How will emerging technologies impact the supply chain? HOW WILL EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IMPACT THE SUPPLY CHAIN?

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Aug 06, 2019

Supply chain technology has evolved at an incredible pace throughout the years and will only continue to evolve. Advancements in this space are revolutionising the way people work and are also helping to drive businesses forward and remain competitive. Over the next few years, we will see advancemen...

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Spotlight on Triadic Distribution Centres Making Triadic, Dyadic and Monadic Sense of your Warehouse SPOTLIGHT ON TRIADIC DISTRIBUTION CENTRES MAKING TRIADIC, DYADIC AND MONADIC SENSE OF YOUR WAREHOUSE

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Aug 06, 2019

It’s a warehouse that is broken up into three sections.  Simple enough! What about multiple zones within the same warehouse, or, conjoined facilities, which are split into three sections? These may be triadic as well, but not always.   Now this is getting complicated. Stay with ...

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AI and the World of Logistics — Transformation of the Supply Chain AI AND THE WORLD OF LOGISTICS — TRANSFORMATION OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Aug 06, 2019

The world of logistics as we know is rapidly changing. Transformation is happening right before our eyes and we have a lot of factors to blame for this constant march of progress. The Internet of things started a revolution. Machine learning, blockchain, and artificial intelligence shortly followed,...

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Automation in the Supply Chain and Its Impact on Scalability AUTOMATION IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN AND ITS IMPACT ON SCALABILITY

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Aug 05, 2019

Automation is coming of age in the supply chain. Where supply chain leaders once viewed automation capabilities as science fiction fantasy, automation’s real-world applications are becoming evident. As explained by David Welch of Supply Chain 24/7, part of the reason for interest in automation...

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What is first-party logistics? How does it work? WHAT IS FIRST-PARTY LOGISTICS? HOW DOES IT WORK?

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Aug 05, 2019

The first party logistics sector is growing by leaps and bounds around the world. India is no exception. In fact, the country spends about 14 percent of its GDP on logistics and related activities. This is much higher than the 8-9 percent of GDP allocated by most other developing countries as well a...

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The Amazing Back-to-School Supply Chain THE AMAZING BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLY CHAIN

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Aug 05, 2019

The minute we’ve all finally settled into the slower pace of the summer months, the signs go up: Back to School! Whether you have children who are getting ready to go back or whether you are thinking wistfully of your own school days, the back-to-school supply chain is an amazing feat that aff...

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What Is the Right Pick and Pack Methods for Your Warehouse? WHAT IS THE RIGHT PICK AND PACK METHODS FOR YOUR WAREHOUSE?

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Aug 02, 2019

The warehouse is one of the most rapidly evolving aspects of modern business, especially in the growing ecommerce market. The biggest warehouses are adopting drones and robotics to help or replace humans, while even the smallest are picking up the software to help increase accuracy levels. Changes a...

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Supply Chain Management Has Changed the World Economy SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT HAS CHANGED THE WORLD ECONOMY

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Aug 02, 2019

I’m making a bold assertion: global supply chain management practices are single-handedly holding down inflation across the globe. Economists have been asking for a while now why inflation stubbornly remains below “ideal” levels, despite uses of various policy levers. There is some...

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The Benefits of Building a Resilient Supply Chain THE BENEFITS OF BUILDING A RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAIN

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Aug 02, 2019

Like your business, your supply chain is a vast and complex network. Businesses need to source product from suppliers, who may also source materials and components from their own suppliers, and so on. If one part of this network faces a problem, it makes every part vulnerable. Having a deeper unders...

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The AI skills gap in the logistics sector THE AI SKILLS GAP IN THE LOGISTICS SECTOR

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Aug 02, 2019

What makes a great customer experience in retail? Choice of product is up there. So too is availability. But what about delivery and logistics? Making sure that the supply chain is working and that purchases get to buyers in good time and good condition. Increasingly, that last piece of the process ...

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Can we manage the manufacturing supply chain better? CAN WE MANAGE THE MANUFACTURING SUPPLY CHAIN BETTER?

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Aug 02, 2019

Today’s supply chains are vast and wide-ranging. But that scale also makes them fertile ground for risk: concerns over fraud, contamination, insecure production sites and unknown product sources trouble both customers and clients. These are all factors that make transparency both more vital an...

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Product Platforms to simplify planning of supply chains PRODUCT PLATFORMS TO SIMPLIFY PLANNING OF SUPPLY CHAINS

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Jul 31, 2019

The less complicated it is to plan your supply chains, the more likely there will be believable plans and achievable outcomes. But the scope of international trade and the reach of organisations into countries for sales and supply means that complexity in planning is not only present, but can easily...

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Here HERE'S HOW THE INTERNET OF THINGS ADVANCES SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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Jul 31, 2019

The internet of things (IoT) is no longer a term that only tech-minded experts know. Worldwide spending on IoT is constantly growing, and is forecast to reach $745bn this year, an annual increase of almost $100bn. The vast majority of that spend is by businesses looking to improve operational effici...

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Blockchain: The new frontier for supply chain risk management BLOCKCHAIN: THE NEW FRONTIER FOR SUPPLY CHAIN RISK MANAGEMENT

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Jul 30, 2019

Thanks to blockchain technologies, supply chain teams can now track the safety and traceability of products and data across the entire supply chain in ways—and at speeds—once unimaginable. That is the impetus behind a new blockchain pilot project currently being explored by the U.S. Food...

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Shipping Hazardous Materials: All You Need To Know SHIPPING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Jul 30, 2019

Hazardous materials are essential supplies for our everyday life. From cosmetics and household goods to chemicals, oil, and batteries, the hazmat category is a separate segment of freight which requires strict regulatory compliance and safety measures. Shipping hazardous materials is a complicated a...

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The Supply Chain is Your Oyster THE SUPPLY CHAIN IS YOUR OYSTER

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Jul 30, 2019

If someone had asked me just over a year ago which industries I would consider working in, the supply chain industry wouldn’t have even made it to the bottom of the list. Admittedly, before I began researching and writing for the All Things Supply Chain blog, the topic rarely crossed my mind. ...

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Artificial Intelligence in Logistics 2019 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN LOGISTICS 2019

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Jul 29, 2019

The world of technology is growing at a massive rate and the entire urban populace seems to be energizing with it. Each business sector around the globe has implemented advanced technologies in each strategy they use, in their business model. Thus the dominance of the technological hyperspace leaves...

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Is Virgin Hyperloop One going to change the supply chain game? IS VIRGIN HYPERLOOP ONE GOING TO CHANGE THE SUPPLY CHAIN GAME?

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Jul 26, 2019

Welcome to Part Two of Supply Chain Digital’s exploration of hyperloops, the potentially-revolutionary system of overground transport that’s rapidly making its way towards adoption. This article follows up from our previous piece, which, as well as giving a quick history of hyperloops an...

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Inventory Management Mistakes: What Supply Chain Leaders and Managers Need to Know INVENTORY MANAGEMENT MISTAKES: WHAT SUPPLY CHAIN LEADERS AND MANAGERS NEED TO KNOW

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Jul 26, 2019

Inventory management mistakes constitute a significant cost contributor in today’s supply chains. According to Rod Daugherty of Manufacturing.net, the costliest problem is due in large part to poor inventory visibility and planning. More than 60 percent of wholesalers routinely keep more than ...

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Benefits of a Centralized Transportation Management Strategy BENEFITS OF A CENTRALIZED TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

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Jul 26, 2019

Managing complex logistics networks poses large organizations a significant challenge. Most transportation footprints span various geographies across the US. This makes daily tendering and dispatching, carrier management, billing, compliance, and other factors that contribute to the health of a netw...

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Ocean Freight Industry Needs to Test Low Sulfur Fuels Now OCEAN FREIGHT INDUSTRY NEEDS TO TEST LOW SULFUR FUELS NOW

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Jul 25, 2019

Less than half a year away from the IMO 2020 cleaner fuel mandate, the International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners put out a media release raising safety concerns around the implementation of the upcoming global sulfur limit on fuel. I have to admit that as I’ve considered the challenge ...

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Making the connections in supply chains more effective MAKING THE CONNECTIONS IN SUPPLY CHAINS MORE EFFECTIVE

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Jul 24, 2019

The goal for professionals is to make Supply Chains more effective. However, the more typical focus for many years has been on making the functional silos within supply chains more efficient. That is improving the transactional processes within their silos. The silo approach emphasises the implement...

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How Does a Transportation Management System Streamline Freight Claims? HOW DOES A TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM STREAMLINE FREIGHT CLAIMS?

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Jul 24, 2019

Freight claims processes derive from a mountain of risks to cargo. Today, transportation and logistics companies face considerable uncertainty when moving freight. Driver speed, carelessness, outside influences, and everyday activities put freight at risk. Of course, the cost of these risks is not t...

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Prologis: the supply chain case for investing in the future of rail freight PROLOGIS: THE SUPPLY CHAIN CASE FOR INVESTING IN THE FUTURE OF RAIL FREIGHT

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Jul 24, 2019

With increasing pressure on businesses to demonstrate their environmental credentials, and the need to move goods faster and further than ever before, the world of logistics is constantly looking for ways to evolve. As always, thinking outside the box will be crucial perhaps a solution to freight&rs...

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Is Freight Digitalization Still An Existential Threat? IS FREIGHT DIGITALIZATION STILL AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT?

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Jul 23, 2019

This year alone, Maersk has accelerated its direct-to-shipper strategy, digital forwarders have raised massive rounds, and platforms for forwarders and carriers big and small have continued to pop up almost daily, at least that’s how it seems. Logistics professionals have adapted incredibly we...

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Blockchain remains priority for supply chain managers BLOCKCHAIN REMAINS PRIORITY FOR SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGERS

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Jul 23, 2019

Richard Howells, vice president of solutions management and digital supply chain for SAP, is among the leaders who sees a potential for blockchain. "Blockchain, along with other technologies such as IoT, predictive analytics, and machine learning, has the potential to manage assets from the des...

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New model coming for logistics systems NEW MODEL COMING FOR LOGISTICS SYSTEMS

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Jul 23, 2019

The eco-system of logistics is about to be remodeled, with digitization, digitalization and new human expectations being the main drivers. We have seen it happen in many industries during the past decades. Music, hotel and travel are all examples of industries where the power has shifted from the se...

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Consumer Packaged Goods: How Does CPG Shipping Work? CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS: HOW DOES CPG SHIPPING WORK?

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Jul 23, 2019

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) are a large part of the retail industry. These products support our daily lives, and proper transportation strategy is crucial for CPG companies to have goods delivered on-time. Shippers struggle with numerous challenges to meet the retailers’ compliances and ofte...

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What Are the KPIs of a Transportation Management System WHAT ARE THE KPIS OF A TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Jul 22, 2019

Key performance indicators (KPIs) refer to the targeted goals that rely on metrics to provide a snapshot of the health of your operation. They connect data and metrics with an evaluation of whether your operation performs as expected and what strengths or weaknesses may exist. Supply chain leaders n...

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Why Should You Care About NMFC Changes When Shipping LTL? WHY SHOULD YOU CARE ABOUT NMFC CHANGES WHEN SHIPPING LTL?

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Jul 19, 2019

The April 2019 round of NMFC changes shook up LTL shipping practices for nutritional beverage manufacturers around the country. Nutritional supplement drinks and whey protein were targeted for reclassification in the update. These items previously shipped at class 60 but the update created a seconda...

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Multi-Client Warehousing: The Difference between Dedicated & Shared Warehousing MULTI-CLIENT WAREHOUSING: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DEDICATED & SHARED WAREHOUSING

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Jul 19, 2019

Every business works in a unique way; some benefit from contract warehousing, while others seek multi-client (shared) warehousing solutions to fulfill their requirements. Multi-client warehousing allows you to share the space with other customers and offers a flexible, affordable method to store you...

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How The Shipping Industry Can Be Steered Clear From Pollution HOW THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY CAN BE STEERED CLEAR FROM POLLUTION

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Jul 18, 2019

It is a known fact that the global economy is greatly influenced by the shipping industry because of the fact that 90% of trading is carried over the oceanic routes. Over the years, the vast world of shipping has been imbibing the newer concepts of technology. While this has contributed a lot in imp...

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3 Principles Motivating Supply Chain Innovation 3 PRINCIPLES MOTIVATING SUPPLY CHAIN INNOVATION

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Jul 17, 2019

Supply chain transformation is having more than just a moment. An acceleration in new technologies, strategic choices, and even basic ways of thinking about the movement of goods from source to user is creating a completely new environment for shippers to navigate. While the list of new innovations ...

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How digital should be your supply chain skills? HOW DIGITAL SHOULD BE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN SKILLS?

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Jul 17, 2019

The previous blogpost discussed the appropriate opportunity to invest in ‘new’ technologies for supply chains. But what skills are needed to buy, implement and use the technologies? A recent paper titled 21st Century Procurement Skills strongly emphases digital skills, but is this the co...

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How Is Direct-to-Consumer Shipping Changing? HOW IS DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER SHIPPING CHANGING?

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Jul 17, 2019

Technology has changed the business world as we know it in many ways. One noticeable transformation is the way consumers shop, not just in terms of buying goods but also the research process, order fulfillment and continued support and that’s changing direct-to-consumer shipping. Most purchase...

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Supply Chain In The 21st Century: How To Adapt When Technology Is Always Changing SUPPLY CHAIN IN THE 21ST CENTURY: HOW TO ADAPT WHEN TECHNOLOGY IS ALWAYS CHANGING

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Jul 17, 2019

Consumers have become accustomed to ordering nearly any product or service online, and the growth of e-commerce continues to impact all markets. In 2018, consumers spent $517.36 billion online with US merchants – up 14.2% from 2017. Now more than ever, organizations are focusing on optimizing ...

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Six Ways the Supply Chain Benefits From the IoT SIX WAYS THE SUPPLY CHAIN BENEFITS FROM THE IOT

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Jul 17, 2019

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the way we look at everything from cooking and storing food in the home to tracking products as they move from the factory to store shelves. The logistics industry is just the latest in a long line of sectors adopting this new connected technology. How is the...

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Supply Chain Briefing: Seven Ways Machine Learning Improves Efficiency SUPPLY CHAIN BRIEFING: SEVEN WAYS MACHINE LEARNING IMPROVES EFFICIENCY

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Jul 17, 2019

In our weekly Supply Chain Briefing series, we discuss how technology is transforming the various stages of the retail supply chain, including product design, demand forecasting, manufacturing, logistics, warehousing, last-mile delivery and sales. This report discusses machine learning, a branch of ...

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Augmented Intelligence for Logistics Planning AUGMENTED INTELLIGENCE FOR LOGISTICS PLANNING

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Jul 17, 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already a widespread term in logistics, thanks to the implementation of exciting AI technologies like automated warehouses by Amazon, autonomous trucks by Einride, drone deliveries by Zipline, last-mile delivery robots by Starship, and more. These are the types of tec...

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How can smart containers help shipping companies? HOW CAN SMART CONTAINERS HELP SHIPPING COMPANIES?

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Jul 16, 2019

According to the above report: Danish shipping major A.P. Moller Maersk has decided to join its counterparts CMA CGM and the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) as a key shareholder and customer of Traxens, a provider of container tracking solutions. Here I’m going to share some ideas regardi...

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Oil and Gas Safety: 3 Practices for Safe Transportation OIL AND GAS SAFETY: 3 PRACTICES FOR SAFE TRANSPORTATION

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Jul 16, 2019

The oil and gas industry essentially involves exploring, utilizing and transporting hazardous materials. Therefore, oil and gas safety compliance and risk management are crucial in such a complex sector. Unfortunately, disruptions and breakdowns in oil and gas supply chain lead to devastating conseq...

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Digitising the supply chain DIGITISING THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jul 16, 2019

The automotive industry is being transformed by new vehicle technology, but operational processes are also undergoing profound changes driven by unprecedented levels of data. The automotive industry is undergoing a fundamental change in the way it does business, as global supply chains are tested to...

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9 Steps to Onboarding a Transportation Management System 9 STEPS TO ONBOARDING A TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Jul 16, 2019

Deciding to implement a Transportation Management System (TMS) will significantly augment your team’s ability to respond to changes within the supply chain, secure additional trucking capacity, and overcome everyday challenges. Unfortunately, onboarding a TMS can be among the most significant ...

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The Digital Supply Chain Twin – An Emerging Trend to Reveal Interconnected Insights THE DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN TWIN – AN EMERGING TREND TO REVEAL INTERCONNECTED INSIGHTS

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Jul 16, 2019

There is no single formula for supply chain digitization, and you may be like many companies who are either exploring or actively implementing any combination of the trends we outlined in our previous blog. In its recently published report, The 2019 Top Supply Chain Trends You Can’t Ignore, Ga...

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Looking for a New Logistics Provider? First Things First LOOKING FOR A NEW LOGISTICS PROVIDER? FIRST THINGS FIRST

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Jul 16, 2019

The competitive e-commerce landscape calls for strategic partnerships between growing businesses and logistics providers that put their customers first. As e-commerce causes structural changes across the shipping and logistics space, it can be challenging for business owners to find a logistics prov...

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Prepare Your Supply Chain to Overcome Capacity Challenges PREPARE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN TO OVERCOME CAPACITY CHALLENGES

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Jul 16, 2019

Increased demand and customer expectations continue to put pressure on shippers to deliver on-time-and-in-full without comprising their bottom line. This was especially difficult in 2018 as capacity constraints caused freight rates to skyrocket. While conditions have certainly improved over the last...

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What does achieving ISO 14001 mean in the world of logistics? WHAT DOES ACHIEVING ISO 14001 MEAN IN THE WORLD OF LOGISTICS?

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Jul 16, 2019

ISO14001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS). It provides a framework that an organization can follow, rather than establishing environmental performance requirements. The words you have just read are an official descriptio...

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We Need Technology to Combat Labor Abuses in Supply Chains WE NEED TECHNOLOGY TO COMBAT LABOR ABUSES IN SUPPLY CHAINS

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Jul 15, 2019

Factory audits alone are not sufficient to prevent labor abuses in global supply chains. Technology must also be applied to the problem. That’s the conclusion of a recent report by Deloitte LLP’s Monitor Institute, a consulting team that works with private companies and other organizatio...

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7 Challenges Facing Supply Chain Leaders in 2019: What’s changed? 7 CHALLENGES FACING SUPPLY CHAIN LEADERS IN 2019: WHAT’S CHANGED?

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Jul 15, 2019

At the beginning of the year, we asked several of our top leaders to identify and discuss the biggest challenges facing supply chain leaders in 2019. Since we’ve made it halfway through the year, we decided to revisit these issues to see what, if anything, has changed and what you should do ab...

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SailPoint Levels-Up their ABM Strategy with Intent Data SAILPOINT LEVELS-UP THEIR ABM STRATEGY WITH INTENT DATA

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Jul 15, 2019

The buyer’s journey has changed in a way which leaves many sales and marketing teams struggling to find insight from within what we call the Dark Funnel. However, many technology companies are starting to build solutions to address the radical new way customers engage and buy today by collecti...

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Duo Security Sets BDRs up for Success with 6sense DUO SECURITY SETS BDRS UP FOR SUCCESS WITH 6SENSE

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Jul 15, 2019

The role of a Business Development Rep can be a daunting one. Knowing where to prioritize when you have over 1,000 accounts and knowing what content to reach out to them and engage them with can be an impossible task. But if you have the right intent data that can show you where the account is in th...

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WHAT SHIPPING METHOD IS BEST FOR CARGO AND FREIGHT? WHAT SHIPPING METHOD IS BEST FOR CARGO AND FREIGHT?

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Jul 15, 2019

Moving cargo and freight can be accomplished via a number of ways. Before choosing what is best for your freight and cargo shipping, consider several different factors.  Determine your freight dimensions or width and length, in addition to freight weight, storage needs, delivery requirements an...

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10 Steps to Integrate a Transportation Management System to Other Supply Chain Systems 10 STEPS TO INTEGRATE A TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO OTHER SUPPLY CHAIN SYSTEMS

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Jul 15, 2019

After selection and reviewing the expectations during integration, the process of actual integration begins. Unfortunately, attempting to integrate a TMS with other supply chain systems may come with significant challenges, and it’s best you take the planning of integration seriously, even if ...

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State of Logistics in 2019: What’s next? STATE OF LOGISTICS IN 2019: WHAT’S NEXT?

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Jul 12, 2019

Experiencing the most challenging year in over a generation, shippers managed to adapt to a quickly changing transportation landscape through innovation, increased technology adoption and improved partnerships in a year of rapidly rising rates and constricted capacity. Riding a booming economy, U.S....

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Optimizing Warehouse Operations Ahead of Peak Season OPTIMIZING WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS AHEAD OF PEAK SEASON

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Jul 12, 2019

Summer is officially here, and for many people, that means planning trips to the beach or backyard cookouts. For those running an e-commerce business, however, it means preparing for the next peak season, whether it’s Back-to-School, Halloween or the holiday shopping season. Warehouses and ful...

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Tariff Volatility Requires Action TARIFF VOLATILITY REQUIRES ACTION

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Jul 11, 2019

Volatility is deeply disliked by business leaders. Many manufacturers and distributors face the volatility caused by unpredictable tariffs on Chinese imports and warn of a potential calamity should the Administration’s trade war be expanded.

The uncertainty and exploding costs b...

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How can truckload and LTL carriers maximize ‘good freight’ with a simple costing solution? HOW CAN TRUCKLOAD AND LTL CARRIERS MAXIMIZE ‘GOOD FREIGHT’ WITH A SIMPLE COSTING SOLUTION?

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Jul 11, 2019

Truckload and LTL carriers throughout the supply chain know that every load and shipment is unique. SMC³, the leading provider of data, technology and education as an integrated solution to the freight transportation community, took its cue from these carriers when creating the Cost Intelligenc...

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AI, Advanced Analytics and Digital Twin Among Leading Supply Chain Tech Trends AI, ADVANCED ANALYTICS AND DIGITAL TWIN AMONG LEADING SUPPLY CHAIN TECH TRENDS

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Jul 10, 2019

A sea of innovative technology has surfaced over the last few years, bringing the potential to make a strategic impact on supply chains and operations. Separating the signal from the noise is no small task and many of these new technologies require a hefty investment of time, money and resources. De...

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Investment in new technologies for your Supply Chains INVESTMENT IN NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR YOUR SUPPLY CHAINS

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Jul 10, 2019

Articles, conferences, workshops and subjects in degree programmes continue to promote investment in technologies that are considered ‘new’. But when are these technologies right for your organisation to implement? Overall control is provided through a Supervisory Control and Data Acquis...

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Specialization is Supply Chain’s Best Friend SPECIALIZATION IS SUPPLY CHAIN’S BEST FRIEND

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Jul 10, 2019

Trade between nations is front-and-center in today’s political, economic, and business media outlets. Reports and debates continue to examine the impact of free trade agreements and the imposition of tariffs. But sometimes I get tired of the headlines, and I want to obtain a greater depth of u...

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Lead Logistics Provider Capabilities Will Require Customized Innovation LEAD LOGISTICS PROVIDER CAPABILITIES WILL REQUIRE CUSTOMIZED INNOVATION

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Jul 09, 2019

With the onset of cloud computing, automation, and machine learning, organizations are integrating their global supply chains, they are finding themselves with more transactional data than they could have ever imagined. The question of how to convert this data to strategic advantage is one that cons...

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5 Effective Ways to Handle the Complexity of a Supply Chain 5 EFFECTIVE WAYS TO HANDLE THE COMPLEXITY OF A SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jul 09, 2019

How Wellbeing Impacts Workforce Productivity As the global consumer market expands and the needs of modern customers and vendors evolve, supply chain management will inevitably rise in complexity. In fact, this is happening right now, and suppliers are struggling to keep up with the ever-changing in...

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Logistics of the Future: Best Supply Chain Visibility Startups LOGISTICS OF THE FUTURE: BEST SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY STARTUPS

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Jul 08, 2019

The logistics world of today is multi-tiered, multi-faceted, multi-supplier and collaborative. Components, parts, and elements can be spread over many thousands of kilometers, and at times it can be difficult to simply track where everything is. More than frustrating, this fragmentation leads to maj...

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Digitalise your logistics operations with micro apps DIGITALISE YOUR LOGISTICS OPERATIONS WITH MICRO APPS

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Jul 08, 2019

Logistics service providers (LSPs) can transform their business operations down to the last man by investing in digital technologies with micro apps, says Jinen Dedhia, co-founder and managing director of DronaHQ, a Digital Enablement Platform. India's logistics industry is expected to reach $21...

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Why Sales Leaders Need to Digitally Transform Their Teams WHY SALES LEADERS NEED TO DIGITALLY TRANSFORM THEIR TEAMS

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Jul 08, 2019

Three key trends are driving the need for sales leaders to digitally transform their organizations. First, b-to-b buyers are conducting more of their purchase journey in the digital arena and demanding the same kind of frictionless and seamless customer experience they enjoy as consumers. Second, th...

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The Most Important Metric for Sales Leaders in Subscription Businesses to Track and Use to Drive Revenue Growth THE MOST IMPORTANT METRIC FOR SALES LEADERS IN SUBSCRIPTION BUSINESSES TO TRACK AND USE TO DRIVE REVENUE GROWTH

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Jul 08, 2019

Subscription businesses that charge customers monthly for using their offerings are expanding rapidly in response to consumers’ and b-to-b buyers’ desire to try a product and walk away easily if they’re not achieving the expected value. However, the subscription-based business mode...

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THE RISE OF DIGITAL TWINS IN LOGISTICS THE RISE OF DIGITAL TWINS IN LOGISTICS

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Jul 08, 2019

A digital twin is a unique, virtual representation of a physical thing that monitors and simulates both the physical state and behaviour of the thing. The digital copy is continually connected to the physical object(s) and updates itself to reflect real-world changes. Applied to products, machines a...

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Artficial Intelligence in Logistics: Global Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, Trends, and Forecasts up to 2023 ARTFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN LOGISTICS: GLOBAL DRIVERS, RESTRAINTS, OPPORTUNITIES, TRENDS, AND FORECASTS UP TO 2023

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Jul 08, 2019

The logistics vertical is undergoing a fundamental transformation with the increase in the amount of data and the number of devices utilized,  reduction in costs to maintain the competitiveness, and urge to maintain the required stock levels, (staged and in-transit) to ensure on time delivery a...

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Unmanned Package Delivery Market: The Future of Transportation & Logistics UNMANNED PACKAGE DELIVERY MARKET: THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS

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Jul 08, 2019

Of late, the global market for unmanned package delivery has been registering a significant upsurge in its valuation and size. The increasing trend of automation has been the key factor behind the growth of this market. With the advancements in technology and rising uptake of drones, this market is ...

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Logistics future powered by technology LOGISTICS FUTURE POWERED BY TECHNOLOGY

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Jul 08, 2019

Overall, the advent of technology forces is leading to a culture of decision making based on data and not gut-feel. The gains in both quality and performance as delivered in a technology-powered logistics value chain is realised by both buyers and providers, writes Ruchi Dogra. Today, it is not one ...

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A decade in logistics: before and after A DECADE IN LOGISTICS: BEFORE AND AFTER

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Jul 08, 2019

As technology begins to take centerstage in global logistics, Nishith Rastogi, chief executive officer and founder of Locus.sh, reflects on the fascinating trends that will define logistics as much more than a support function. In earlier days, logistics was only thought of as a function restricted ...

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Logistics is Amazon’s New Business? LOGISTICS IS AMAZON’S NEW BUSINESS?

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Jul 05, 2019

Amazon, the E-commerce giant, has been working diligently on vertical integration. That the company wants to become its own logistic firm, is no longer a hidden fact anymore. In the U.S., it is already sending nearly half of its shipments — 47.6% itself.  On the other hand, USPS, UPS, and...

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FEASIBILITY STUDY AT PORT OF HOUSTON FEASIBILITY STUDY AT PORT OF HOUSTON

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Jul 05, 2019

The Houston Shipping Channel forms a part of the Port of Houston and is one of the busiest shipping channels in the world. The channel was made by dredging the Buffalo Bayou and Galveston Bay to deepen the naturally occurring waterway. The 25-mile long port serves the area of Houston, Texas and the ...

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Top 10 Imports For Indonesia to U.S. Shipping TOP 10 IMPORTS FOR INDONESIA TO U.S. SHIPPING

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Jul 05, 2019

Indonesia has the fourth-largest labor force in the world, allowing the country to manufacture a wide variety of goods and products for distribution globally. Top exports of Indonesia range from clothing and furniture to mineral fuels and rubber. Indonesia has a thriving agricultural industry that e...

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Logistics 4.0: How smart technologies are lifting logistics to another level LOGISTICS 4.0: HOW SMART TECHNOLOGIES ARE LIFTING LOGISTICS TO ANOTHER LEVEL

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Jul 04, 2019

In recent years, Logistics 4.0 technologies have emerged as increasingly important tools in the automotive logistics sector, with a growing number of OEMs, tier suppliers and logistics providers exploring the potential benefits of their deployment: improved operational efficiency, accuracy and visib...

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Blockchain: Potential unlocked? BLOCKCHAIN: POTENTIAL UNLOCKED?

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Jul 04, 2019

Vehicle-makers, tier supplies and logistics providers are progressing with digital ledger technology that provides greater visibility and control over complex supply chains. If 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami taught vehicle-makers anything, it was that they had far too little visibility in thei...

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Transforming Your Supply Chain Through Digital Network Platforms TRANSFORMING YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN THROUGH DIGITAL NETWORK PLATFORMS

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Jul 03, 2019

For all stakeholders in traditional supply-chain ecosystems, and specifically in life-science supply chains, enormous digitally enabled breakthrough opportunities lie ahead. All companies today are looking to transform the capabilities of their supply chains to holistically improve business performa...

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BY 2024, ASIA PACIFIC BARGE TRANSPORTATION MARKET SHIPMENTS WILL BE 5.5 BILLION TONS BY 2024, ASIA PACIFIC BARGE TRANSPORTATION MARKET SHIPMENTS WILL BE 5.5 BILLION TONS

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Jul 03, 2019

Asia Pacific barge transportation market shipments will be 5.5 billion tons by 2024. Another factor that will add to the growth of the APAC barge transportation industry is the availability of huge waterways in addition to the escalating vessel freight traffic, especially alongside the coastal areas...

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Financial Implications to Consider When Importing Goods FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS TO CONSIDER WHEN IMPORTING GOODS

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Jul 03, 2019

The United States imported over $3 trillion worth of goods in 2018 alone. Hundreds of thousands of businesses depend on foreign suppliers and producers because imports are often cheaper and domestic alternatives may not be available. If your business is planning to start importing soon, you’re...

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Making Space for Intermodal MAKING SPACE FOR INTERMODAL

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Jul 03, 2019

Intermodal volumes grew by 5.6% in the United States in 2018, the most robust increase in the field in the past five years, according to the Intermodal Association of North America. In the face of tight truck capacity, the appeal of intermodal continues to grow for many shippers.

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How Predictive Analytics is Transforming Logistics and Supply Chain HOW PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS IS TRANSFORMING LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jul 03, 2019

In an industry where time and resources can make or break a company’s bottom line, predictive analytics is no longer just a helpful bonus feature to have in logistics; it’s a necessity. The modern logistics market is more demanding than ever before: businesses across the supply chain are...

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Supply chain professionals view changing supply chains SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSIONALS VIEW CHANGING SUPPLY CHAINS

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Jul 03, 2019

The nature of international trade is that we often do not know where components of an item are made. It can mean that the most recent invoice containing increased prices, sent from a US based supplier to a US based customer, is the first signal that components in the purchased item are made in China...

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Transforming Supply Chain Through Digital Network Platforms TRANSFORMING SUPPLY CHAIN THROUGH DIGITAL NETWORK PLATFORMS

blog article

Jul 03, 2019

For all stakeholders in traditional supply-chain ecosystems, and specifically in life-science supply chains, enormous digitally enabled breakthrough opportunities lie ahead. All companies today are looking to transform the capabilities of their supply chains to holistically improve business performa...

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8 innovations that are transforming supply chains 8 INNOVATIONS THAT ARE TRANSFORMING SUPPLY CHAINS

blog article

Jul 02, 2019

The supply chain is a complex, multi-faceted process encompassing everything from warehouse fulfillment to logistics. With many companies continuing to work towards supply chain optimization, the industry is ripe for innovation. As new technologies emerge that hold promise for streamlining fulfillme...

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Achieving Transportation and Logistics Success in the On-demand Age ACHIEVING TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS SUCCESS IN THE ON-DEMAND AGE

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Jul 02, 2019

With heightened consumer demand for rapid delivery of items such as clothing, technology and even food products showing no sign of slowing, companies and their transportation partners are under immense pressure to produce, manage, fulfill and distribute an unprecedented amount of consumer goods, whi...

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Four Steps to Tackle Supply Chain Sustainability FOUR STEPS TO TACKLE SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY

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Jul 02, 2019

Ten years ago, the word sustainability was a whisper when it came to business practices. Now, no matter what industry you are in, sustainability is a focus, not an option.Not only have environmental regulations tightened up, consumers expect sustainable practices from the businesses they patronize. ...

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Robo-Taxi – The Future of Transportation ROBO-TAXI – THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION

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Jul 02, 2019

A minimum human intervention or complete self-driving taxi is termed as a robo-taxi. Inclination toward autonomous vehicles is a major factor fueling the development of robo-taxi. Change in auto industry trends, such as autonomous driving, vehicle connectivity, powertrain electrification, and shared...

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Outsourcing Logistics and Supply Chain Can Help Boost Profits For Start-up and SMEs OUTSOURCING LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN CAN HELP BOOST PROFITS FOR START-UP AND SMES

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Jun 29, 2019

While the significance of logistics in the success of a business cannot be undermined, for most SMEs and bootstrap start-ups, logistics demands a heavy investment of monetary and human resources. On the other hand, a competitive marketplace driven by innovation and customer centricity, demands that ...

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Three Advancements in Smart Logistics Worth Watching THREE ADVANCEMENTS IN SMART LOGISTICS WORTH WATCHING

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Jun 28, 2019

Since the early 2000s, logistics, freight and delivery companies have been outfitting their fleets with GPS systems to monitor the location, movement and status of their vehicles. But for many companies, GPS tracking is where the technological aspect of logistics begins and ends. They are investing ...

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How to Develop a Supply Chain Strategy Like Amazon HOW TO DEVELOP A SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGY LIKE AMAZON

blog article

Jun 28, 2019

Amazon has taken the eCommerce industry by storm, becoming the leading online marketplace in the world. And whats not to love? From fast, affordable shipping to great customer service, consumers can find pretty much anything they need on Amazon.The company has become one of the fastest growing in hi...

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To Cope With High Tariffs on Chinese Goods, Importers Need to Act Now TO COPE WITH HIGH TARIFFS ON CHINESE GOODS, IMPORTERS NEED TO ACT NOW

blog article

Jun 27, 2019

As the trade war between the U.S. and China heats up, its becoming clear that the dispute wont end in a quick resolution. Nevertheless, importers must take action now, to protect themselves from the disruption thats sure to result.In the immediate future, importers are facing tariffs on goods from C...

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Improving Your Manufacturing Operations Using Warehouse Automation IMPROVING YOUR MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS USING WAREHOUSE AUTOMATION

blog article

Jun 27, 2019

Today’s guest blog is written by Ian Todd, Director of Automated Parking Systems for Westfalia Technologies, Inc. Ian is an expert on warehouse automation, and shares his insights on how you need to get started in thinking about technology and robotics in your warehouse or manufacturing operat...

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Challenges when buying and selling Logistics Services CHALLENGES WHEN BUYING AND SELLING LOGISTICS SERVICES

blog article

Jun 26, 2019

Logistics Services occur through interactions between a buying organisation and the contracted Logistics Services Provider. But, how will the parties work together in delivering an outsourced service for the client’s customers. The previous post discussed steps that a shipper should complete b...

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Improving Supply Chain Safety IMPROVING SUPPLY CHAIN SAFETY

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Jun 26, 2019

Safety has always been a top priority for distribution and manufacturing companies, but improvements can always be implemented. As June is National Safety Orbis offers some times on how to evaluate the safety of supply chains.

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Supply Management vs. Supply Chain Management SUPPLY MANAGEMENT VS. SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

blog article

Jun 26, 2019

In their efforts to stay current on the latest information, industrial professionals can sometimes find the frequently used terminology confusing, especially because many related phrases within the industrial vocabulary are often used interchangeably. In many cases, the correct message is lost in tr...

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Gaining Shipper of Choice Using a Transportation Management System GAINING SHIPPER OF CHOICE USING A TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

blog article

Jun 26, 2019

The age of technology advances more daily, and everyone is looking for the most prominent and best way to control costs and offer better customer service. For shippers, process improvement to reduce delays is the key. Reducing delays also provides other advantages, including increased eligibility to...

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

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Jun 25, 2019

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

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The Future of the Digital Supply Chain: IoT, Big Data, Blockchain, Predictive Analytics, and More THE FUTURE OF THE DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN: IOT, BIG DATA, BLOCKCHAIN, PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS, AND MORE

blog article

Jun 25, 2019

Understanding the future of the digital supply chain is essential to success. We must embrace the possibilities of Big Data, the Internet of things, blockchain technology, predictive analytics, and the growing unrest that these things bring to the industry. Let’s take a closer look at how thes...

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

blog article

Jun 24, 2019

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

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How to Optimize Your Conversion Funnel, from ToFu to BoFu HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR CONVERSION FUNNEL, FROM TOFU TO BOFU

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Jun 24, 2019

No matter who your customer is or what you’re selling, it’s more likely than not that your customer will have to go through several steps before choosing to buy your product or service. Think about your own shopping habits: you don’t just buy the first thing you see. The first thin...

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21 Ways to Triple Your B2B E-Commerce Conversions 21 WAYS TO TRIPLE YOUR B2B E-COMMERCE CONVERSIONS

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Jun 24, 2019

It takes thoughtful work to scale an e-commerce store. I’m sure you’ve had a few growing pains of your own getting to the point where you are today. However, you’re reading this because you may not be content with where your conversions are at this precise moment. You may not even ...

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Could the Breadcrumb Technique Help Boost Your Landing Page Conversions? COULD THE BREADCRUMB TECHNIQUE HELP BOOST YOUR LANDING PAGE CONVERSIONS?

blog article

Jun 24, 2019

We’ve all heard the term “less is more”. And we’ve been told this applies for landing pages too. I.e. your forms should be short and only ask for only the bare minimum of required information if you want to convert. As an example, one of the main questions someone typically h...

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TRADE WARS AND TARIFFS SHOW THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A DIVERSIFIED SUPPLY CHAIN IN LOGISTICS TRADE WARS AND TARIFFS SHOW THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A DIVERSIFIED SUPPLY CHAIN IN LOGISTICS

blog article

Jun 24, 2019

Tariffs are a big wake up call for many, but especially for importers that have no other supplier choice than China. Some importers are at a point where they are suspending their imports until the U.S.-China trade war comes to a long-term resolution. In addition to tariffs, anti-dumping policies for...

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What You Should Expect From Your Freight Agent Program WHAT YOU SHOULD EXPECT FROM YOUR FREIGHT AGENT PROGRAM

blog article

Jun 23, 2019

We suspect you’re looking to accomplish a few things by joining a 3PL’s Freight Agent Program. It could be you need mentorship to grow your business to the next step. Maybe you need software that simplifies your daily tasks or cost savings on load boards, insurance, and GPS tracking feat...

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

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Jun 23, 2019

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

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Cracking the CRACKING THE 'LAST MILE' SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGE

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Jun 21, 2019

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

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

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Jun 21, 2019

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

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4 transformational trucking technology trends 4 TRANSFORMATIONAL TRUCKING TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

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Jun 20, 2019

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

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

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Jun 19, 2019

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

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

blog article

Jun 19, 2019

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

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

blog article

Jun 19, 2019

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

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Your real requirements when buying Logistics Services YOUR REAL REQUIREMENTS WHEN BUYING LOGISTICS SERVICES

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Jun 19, 2019

Providing Logistics services for shippers is now an established feature of business in many countries. The question to be asked by the Procurement function at a shipper is ‘what outcomes are required from outsourced logistics services?’ The outcomes will differ, depending on the type and...

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How Evolving Consumer Behavior impacts Global Supply Chains HOW EVOLVING CONSUMER BEHAVIOR IMPACTS GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS

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Jun 18, 2019

The impact of evolving consumer shopping behaviors on retailers and manufacturers is the focus of a new supply chain study by DiCentral, a B2B integration services provider, along with the Center for Supply Chain Research at Lehigh University. The study, Supply Chain Collaboration in Transformative ...

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

blog article

Jun 18, 2019

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

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

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Jun 18, 2019

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

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

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Jun 18, 2019

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

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

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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INSIGHTS ON AIR FREIGHT AND COST CALCULATIONS IN 2019 INSIGHTS ON AIR FREIGHT AND COST CALCULATIONS IN 2019

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Jun 17, 2019

Everyone knows that air shipments are much more expensive than shipping via sea or truck, but sometimes, urgent cargo requires a shorter transit time, leaving no other alternatives than shipping by air. In those cases, it is useful to know how airlines build their transportation costs, to make an ap...

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

blog article

Jun 14, 2019

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

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

blog article

Jun 14, 2019

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

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

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Jun 13, 2019

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

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New knowledge and skills for people in Supply Chains NEW KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS FOR PEOPLE IN SUPPLY CHAINS

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Jun 12, 2019

Changes to global and regional supply chains are currently occurring through actions by national governments rather than market forces. This could influence how supply chain professionals approach their understanding of an organisation’s extended supply chains and decisions to modify or change...

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

blog article

Jun 11, 2019

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

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

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Jun 11, 2019

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

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The Rise of Collaborative Robots THE RISE OF COLLABORATIVE ROBOTS

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Jun 11, 2019

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

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

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Jun 11, 2019

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

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Does Blockchain Have Limitations? DOES BLOCKCHAIN HAVE LIMITATIONS?

blog article

Jun 10, 2019

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

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

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Jun 08, 2019

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

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

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Jun 07, 2019

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

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

blog article

Jun 07, 2019

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

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

blog article

Jun 07, 2019

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

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

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Jun 07, 2019

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

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Commitment to Safe Logistics COMMITMENT TO SAFE LOGISTICS

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Jun 06, 2019

Whether they’re delivering products via the world’s oceans, driving them from town to town, or storing them in a warehouse for last-mile deliveries, today’s logistics and transportation companies are focusing on their commitment to safe logistics and the factors behind their supply...

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

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Jun 05, 2019

We now have this ability to measure our delivery time proactively and communicate if there are any challenges by making use of digital tools. Listen to this interview with Mathew Smith and gain insights as he talks about Customer Communication as well as Internal Communication in managing Digital Su...

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

blog article

Jun 05, 2019

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

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

blog article

Jun 04, 2019

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

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

blog article

Jun 03, 2019

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

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

blog article

Jun 03, 2019

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

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

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Jun 03, 2019

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

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

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Jun 03, 2019

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

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

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May 31, 2019

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

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

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May 31, 2019

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

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

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May 30, 2019

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

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

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May 30, 2019

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

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Supply Chain Fundamentals SUPPLY CHAIN FUNDAMENTALS

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May 30, 2019

So many people are focused these days on the new emerging technologies and systems and some of the businesses are ready to embrace them but here’s a tip: Don’t forget the fundamentals! A number of businesses that I come across day-to-day still have big gaps in all of these fundamentals. ...

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

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May 29, 2019

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

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

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May 24, 2019

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

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

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May 23, 2019

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

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Reaching up for additional space REACHING UP FOR ADDITIONAL SPACE

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May 23, 2019

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

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

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May 23, 2019

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

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

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May 22, 2019

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

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

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May 21, 2019

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

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

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May 20, 2019

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

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

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May 20, 2019

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

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How fleets are using blockchain HOW FLEETS ARE USING BLOCKCHAIN

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May 16, 2019

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

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

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May 16, 2019

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

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

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May 15, 2019

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

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

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May 14, 2019

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

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

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May 13, 2019

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

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

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May 13, 2019

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

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

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May 13, 2019

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

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

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May 13, 2019

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

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

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May 13, 2019

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

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

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May 10, 2019

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

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

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May 09, 2019

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

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

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May 08, 2019

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

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

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May 07, 2019

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

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

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May 07, 2019

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

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

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May 07, 2019

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

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

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May 07, 2019

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

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

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May 07, 2019

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

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

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May 06, 2019

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

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

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May 03, 2019

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

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

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May 03, 2019

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

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

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May 02, 2019

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

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

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May 02, 2019

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

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

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Apr 30, 2019

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

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

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Apr 29, 2019

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

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

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Apr 25, 2019

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

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

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Apr 25, 2019

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

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

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Apr 23, 2019

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

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

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Apr 23, 2019

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

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

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Apr 23, 2019

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

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

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Apr 22, 2019

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

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

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Apr 22, 2019

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

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

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Apr 19, 2019

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

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

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Apr 17, 2019

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

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

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Apr 17, 2019

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

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

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Apr 17, 2019

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

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

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Apr 17, 2019

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

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

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Apr 17, 2019

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

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

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Apr 15, 2019

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

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

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Apr 15, 2019

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

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

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Apr 15, 2019

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

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

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Apr 15, 2019

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

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

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Apr 12, 2019

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

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

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Apr 11, 2019

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

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

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Apr 11, 2019

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

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

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Apr 11, 2019

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

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

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Apr 10, 2019

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

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

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Apr 10, 2019

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

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

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Apr 08, 2019

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

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2019 Top 50 Logistics Companies 2019 TOP 50 LOGISTICS COMPANIES

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Apr 08, 2019

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

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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

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Apr 02, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Mar 29, 2019

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

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

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Mar 29, 2019

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

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

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Mar 28, 2019

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

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

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Mar 28, 2019

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

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

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Mar 27, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 18, 2019

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

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

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Mar 18, 2019

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

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

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Mar 18, 2019

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

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

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Mar 15, 2019

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

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

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Mar 15, 2019

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

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

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Mar 15, 2019

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

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

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Mar 15, 2019

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

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

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Mar 15, 2019

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

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How to keep shippers happy HOW TO KEEP SHIPPERS HAPPY

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Mar 14, 2019

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

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2019 Supply Chain Trends 2019 SUPPLY CHAIN TRENDS

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Mar 13, 2019

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

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

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Mar 13, 2019

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

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

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Mar 13, 2019

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

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

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Mar 12, 2019

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

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

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Mar 12, 2019

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

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

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Mar 12, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 10, 2019

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

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

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Mar 09, 2019

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

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

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Mar 08, 2019

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

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

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Mar 08, 2019

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

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How to Change Freight Forwarders HOW TO CHANGE FREIGHT FORWARDERS

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Mar 08, 2019

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

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Latest Technicals: USA Truck LATEST TECHNICALS: USA TRUCK

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Mar 08, 2019

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

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

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Mar 08, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 06, 2019

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

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

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Mar 06, 2019

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

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

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Mar 06, 2019

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

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

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Mar 06, 2019

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

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

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Mar 06, 2019

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

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

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Mar 06, 2019

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

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

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Mar 05, 2019

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

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

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Mar 05, 2019

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

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

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Mar 05, 2019

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

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

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Mar 04, 2019

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

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2019 Global Logistics Guide 2019 GLOBAL LOGISTICS GUIDE

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Mar 04, 2019

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

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

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Mar 04, 2019

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

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

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Mar 04, 2019

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

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

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Mar 01, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

blog article

Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

blog article

Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 25, 2019

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

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

blog article

Feb 25, 2019

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

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

blog article

Feb 25, 2019

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

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

blog article

Feb 25, 2019

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

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

blog article

Feb 25, 2019

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

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

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Feb 22, 2019

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

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

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Feb 22, 2019

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

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

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Feb 22, 2019

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

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

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Feb 22, 2019

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

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

blog article

Feb 22, 2019

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

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

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Feb 21, 2019

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

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

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Feb 20, 2019

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

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

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Feb 20, 2019

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

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

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Feb 20, 2019

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

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Your Guide To Transporting Worldwide YOUR GUIDE TO TRANSPORTING WORLDWIDE

blog article

Feb 19, 2019

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

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

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Feb 19, 2019

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

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

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Feb 19, 2019

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

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

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Feb 18, 2019

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

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

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Feb 18, 2019

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

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

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Feb 18, 2019

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

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

blog article

Feb 18, 2019

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

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

blog article

Feb 16, 2019

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

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

blog article

Feb 15, 2019

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

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

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Feb 14, 2019

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

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An Overview Of Container Ship Recycling AN OVERVIEW OF CONTAINER SHIP RECYCLING

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Feb 13, 2019

Today, The World’s Shipping Fleet Has An Average Age Of Less Than 10 Years.Therefore, there is a great need to dismantle old ships as ship owners try to avoid the high maintenance cost associated with these ships. Luckily, ships at the end of their working lives have value, since large quantit...

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GLOBAL AIR FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION SERVICES MARKET 2019 GLOBAL AIR FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION SERVICES MARKET 2019

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Feb 13, 2019

The study titled Global Air Freight Transportation Services Market by Manufacturers, Countries, Type and Application, Forecast to 2023 by MarketAndResearch.biz aims to answer various aspects of the global market with the help of the key factors driving the market, the restraints, and the challenges ...

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How to Become a Freight Broker HOW TO BECOME A FREIGHT BROKER

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Feb 12, 2019

Do you have an interest in the transportation and logistics industry? Maybe you’ve always been drawn to trucking or shipping but don’t know how to put that passion to good use? Becoming a licensed freight broker may be a smart career move for you if these are questions you have pondered ...

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TIPS TO OPERATING A SAFE WAREHOUSE TIPS TO OPERATING A SAFE WAREHOUSE

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Feb 12, 2019

In warehouses, workers face accidents related to forklifts, stacking of products, improper equipment use, inadequate fire safety provisions, and even repetitive motion, among many others. The warehousing industry experiences nearly 15,000 injuries and illnesses each year, according to the U.S. Burea...

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U.K. Firms Slam No-Deal Brexit Levies as Too Risky, Too Late U.K. FIRMS SLAM NO-DEAL BREXIT LEVIES AS TOO RISKY, TOO LATE

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Feb 12, 2019

Britain’s plan for tariffs under a no-deal Brexit was decried as too little, too late by business groups, who say it doesn’t go far enough to protect sensitive industries and poses a danger to some manufacturers.Under the temporary regime announced Wednesday, the U.K. would avoid slappin...

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Priority Freight: taking care of your safety stock PRIORITY FREIGHT: TAKING CARE OF YOUR SAFETY STOCK

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Feb 12, 2019

There’s more to logistics than transport, for example many Priority Freight customers rely on our secure and flexible warehousing services to support in the management of their global supply chain.Our strategically located 24/7, 365 operational Midlands facility in Coventry, is accessible via ...

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

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Feb 11, 2019

Traditional inbound freight management was a relatively simple process. Resellers purchased items from one or two vendors, and consumers visited the store. With the rise of e-commerce, the demand for product variety led to a much more complex series of events. Additionally, the ability of consumers ...

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Logistics: Sustainability at Sea. LOGISTICS: SUSTAINABILITY AT SEA.

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Feb 11, 2019

In our evermore interconnected world and rapidly changing operating environments, one logistical workhorse has remained a constant: sea freight. Despite drones buzzing in the sky, Hyperloop tracks being built, and air freight prices constantly fluctuating, our world’s seas remain the most cost...

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The Arrival of the ‘Self-Driving’ Supply Chain THE ARRIVAL OF THE ‘SELF-DRIVING’ SUPPLY CHAIN

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Feb 11, 2019

The age of self-driving cars and trucks is nearly upon us. What about self-driving supply chains?
In recent decades, technology has insinuated itself into every aspect of supply-chain management. Up to now, however, the presence of a human to make key decisions on production and distribution ...

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Supply Chain Technology in 2019: Do or Die SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGY IN 2019: DO OR DIE

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Feb 08, 2019

Supply chain technology will have a critical role in shaping the future of logistics businesses in 2019. It is like a do or die situation: either you create a digitalization strategy finding the right technology solutions in time so that it can give you an edge or you will fall behind, and it will b...

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How 5G Will Transform the Way We Live and Work HOW 5G WILL TRANSFORM THE WAY WE LIVE AND WORK

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Feb 08, 2019

Self-driving cars, remote robotic surgery, autonomous weapons — all that and much more is set to be delivered via the 5G wireless network, which promises to transform our lives and add trillions of dollars to the global economy every year.New products, services, business models and entire indu...

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Blockchain and Supply Chains: Unleashing the Potential BLOCKCHAIN AND SUPPLY CHAINS: UNLEASHING THE POTENTIAL

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Feb 07, 2019

Problems dealing with data can lead to expensive reconciliations and negative impact on customer fulfillment. Blockchain technology can bring consistency, privacy and security to transactions that are booming due to e-commerce sales. Retail e-commerce sales in the Asia-Pacific are growing at an acce...

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Survey Says Transportation Will Put Business Growth into High Gear SURVEY SAYS TRANSPORTATION WILL PUT BUSINESS GROWTH INTO HIGH GEAR

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Feb 06, 2019

New research from DHL Supply Chain, the world’s leading logistics company, indicates that three out of four businesses believe that spending time and resources to improve their transportation will directly impact sales—and 83 percent are willing to pay more for better service.The continu...

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Transportation Industry Wraps Up Solid Year, Despite Tariffs TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY WRAPS UP SOLID YEAR, DESPITE TARIFFS

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Feb 05, 2019

With tariffs, a U.S.-China trade dispute and technology developments, the U.S. transportation industry was anything but lackluster in 2018. Although the industry in general fared well despite major disruptors, uncertainty surrounding tariffs raise concerns for the future.
Year in Review On-th...

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Global Supply Chain Logistics: An Expert Perspective GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS: AN EXPERT PERSPECTIVE

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Feb 05, 2019

From automation to careful planning, implementing a successful logistics strategy goes beyond simply choosing the next big name in technology platforms. When done the right way, robust logistics strategies have the ability to create a life-long customer network while extending company values and rep...

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Improve Sustainability with New Air Freight Alliance IMPROVE SUSTAINABILITY WITH NEW AIR FREIGHT ALLIANCE

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Feb 05, 2019

Currently, air transport represents around two percent of global carbon dioxide emissions. However, the air freight sector is projected to grow at five percent per year until 2050—faster than any other mode—and with potential to increase emissions significantly. In recent years, the indu...

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6 Surprising Things You Might Not Know About Ocean Freight 6 SURPRISING THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT OCEAN FREIGHT

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Feb 04, 2019

When you’re looking to grow your business or enter a new marketplace, ocean freight can offer you a cost-effective method for importing and exporting goods. This is especially true if you work with a freight forwarder who can offer you consolidation options. (More on that in a moment!)Many of ...

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Improving the Lot of the Global Supply Chain Worker IMPROVING THE LOT OF THE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN WORKER

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Feb 04, 2019

Neither technology nor traditional compliance measures will prevent the mistreatment of factory workers in the global supply chain.So said Greg Distelhorst, assistant professor at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources.“I don’t believe techn...

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Will Blockchain Work in the Trucking Industry? WILL BLOCKCHAIN WORK IN THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY?

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Feb 04, 2019

The trucking industry has some fundamental problems to solve. It’s not that something specific has “gone wrong.” Rather, it’s simply an inefficient industry in general. There’s no shame in admitting that — it gets us one step closer to solutions.Blockchain provide...

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Warehousing: Knowledge Is Power WAREHOUSING: KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

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Feb 04, 2019

The world is getting smaller. Transportation is getting faster, storage time shorter. Resources are available anytime, anywhere. The worldwide trade knows no bounds, and it comes in many shapes and forms. In the future, intelligent international trading companies will shift from focusing on transact...

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What does ‘global’ mean for time-critical logistics? WHAT DOES ‘GLOBAL’ MEAN FOR TIME-CRITICAL LOGISTICS?

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Feb 03, 2019

In today’s digital and interconnected world, we are all operating in a global marketplace. With the right technology and buying power, anyone, virtually anywhere, can buy or sell almost anything.As both B2B and B2C customers’ reliance on technology continues to grow, the global marketpla...

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Best Practices For LTL Logistics Sourcing BEST PRACTICES FOR LTL LOGISTICS SOURCING

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Feb 01, 2019

Achieving an apples-to-apples comparison is critical for procurement efforts in any category.  Judging prospective suppliers with an inconsistent set of criteria makes it impossible to accurately gauge savings opportunities and assess the true value of products and services.Suppliers in the LTL...

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Choosing a Third-Party Logistics Provider CHOOSING A THIRD-PARTY LOGISTICS PROVIDER

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Jan 31, 2019

Don't have a third-party logistics (3PL) provider? Unhappy with your current 3PL contract and/or provider and considering a switch? These steps will help you navigate the 3PL selection process to get the most value from a partner.

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The Circular Economy and Reverse Logistics THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND REVERSE LOGISTICS

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Jan 31, 2019

Levi Strauss is an example of a clothing company that is successfully employing circular economy principles. Their vision is to find practical and creative ways to extend the life of jeans, repurpose them, and/or recover and reprocess the fibres into raw material for the next generation of Levi&rsqu...

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

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Jan 31, 2019

The growth of E-commerce, digitalisation of supply chains and the development of automation technologies are transforming industries and customers’ demands and bring great potential to the container shipping industry now and in the future.

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Ryder Redefines the Smart Warehouse RYDER REDEFINES THE SMART WAREHOUSE

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Jan 31, 2019

Supply chain solutions provider Ryder System has successfully transformed its smart warehouses in the Miami, Dallas, and Chicago markets. The facilities feature the four technologies Ryder defines as definitive benchmarks of an effective smart warehouse:

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3 quick benefits of using blockchain in the current healthcare system 3 QUICK BENEFITS OF USING BLOCKCHAIN IN THE CURRENT HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

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Jan 30, 2019

Healthcare today is shifting towards a patient-centric approach. Quality healthcare services along with the most recent and fresh technology are the need of the hour. With the increase in a number of ailments and patients, it is impossible to collect and manage information of each patient. The syste...

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What’s driving your technology transformation? WHAT’S DRIVING YOUR TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMATION?

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Jan 29, 2019

Revenue generated by technology across the global supply chain is set to reach $440 billion in 5 years, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 11 per cent, and artificial intelligence is sat firmly behind the wheel driving this transformation, ABI Research has found.ABI Research’s “...

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

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Jan 28, 2019

Electric Truck technology in transportation industry are new trend right now. Before this truck are using fuel and because of the pollution and lack of fossil fuels resources so they apply this technology to truck. Their are many type of truck that using this technology right now like semi-trailer a...

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