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

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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

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Jun 23, 2019

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

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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

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Jun 19, 2019

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

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

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Jun 19, 2019

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

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

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Jun 18, 2019

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

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

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Jun 14, 2019

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

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

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Jun 14, 2019

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

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

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Jun 11, 2019

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

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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?

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Jun 10, 2019

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

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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?

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Jun 07, 2019

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

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

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Jun 07, 2019

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

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

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Jun 05, 2019

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

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

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Jun 04, 2019

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

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

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Jun 03, 2019

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

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

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Jun 03, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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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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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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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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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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 25, 2019

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

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

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Feb 25, 2019

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

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

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Feb 25, 2019

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

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

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Feb 25, 2019

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

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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?

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Feb 22, 2019

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

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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

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Feb 19, 2019

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

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

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Feb 19, 2019

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

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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?

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Feb 18, 2019

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

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

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Feb 16, 2019

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

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

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Feb 15, 2019

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

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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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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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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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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?

blog article

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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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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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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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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Supply Chain Management Market Growing Demand, Analysis by Key Players: Comarch, IBM, Infor, JDA Software, Kinaxis, Oracle, Plex Manufacturing Cloud SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT MARKET GROWING DEMAND, ANALYSIS BY KEY PLAYERS: COMARCH, IBM, INFOR, JDA SOFTWARE, KINAXIS, ORACLE, PLEX MANUFACTURING CLOUD

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Jan 25, 2019

Supply chain management is a process which includes a wide range of activities necessary to plan, control and execute a products flow, from obtaining raw materials and production through distribution to the final consumer, in the most streamlined and lucrative way. The supply chain management encomp...

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Expanding Your Ocean Freight Procurement Strategy EXPANDING YOUR OCEAN FREIGHT PROCUREMENT STRATEGY

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Jan 25, 2019

As you push forward in your ocean freight transport bid for 2019, we’d like to address some additional factors you should consider in order to get the most out of your sourcing event and help keep your budget and balance sheet in line with business objectives.(In case you missed it, our previo...

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How to Avoid Missed Inbound Freight Pickups HOW TO AVOID MISSED INBOUND FREIGHT PICKUPS

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Jan 25, 2019

Missed inbound freight pickups have a disastrous impact on the profitability of your business. While shippers often focus on outbound logistics, shippers must not overlook the importance of inbound logistics in reducing costs and achieving full freight visibility. Unfortunately, inbound logistics ta...

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Rising demands in e-retail segment fast-tracking supply chain RISING DEMANDS IN E-RETAIL SEGMENT FAST-TRACKING SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jan 24, 2019

The e-retail industry is one of the fastest growing industries in India. Driven by increased digital penetration, a rise in ownership of smartphones, shift towards digital payment alternatives and multilingual e-commerce platforms, the e-retail industry in India has witnessed a robust growth in the ...

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DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAINS: FROM ADOPTION TO DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAINS: FROM ADOPTION TO DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Jan 24, 2019

For the North American transportation supply chain and logistics industry, last year saw a widespread adoption of digital technologies. Predictive analytics proved beneficial to providing end-to-end visibility of supply chains, and ensuring efficiency with on-demand deliveries. When applied to opera...

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Importing into South Africa: Getting Started IMPORTING INTO SOUTH AFRICA: GETTING STARTED

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Jan 24, 2019

In 2018, goods to the value of just less than $90 billion were imported into South Arica, with about 45% of this originating from China. European and African trade partners accounted for 33% and 10% respectively, with the balance of trade originating throughout the rest of the globe. As the local ec...

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ArcBest: Delivering New Shipping Solutions to PartnerShip ARCBEST: DELIVERING NEW SHIPPING SOLUTIONS TO PARTNERSHIP

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Jan 23, 2019

PartnerShip® is always working to expand our available carrier network in order to meet every customer's shipping needs, every time. For those customers who value premium service and an unmatched experience, we are pleased to announce the addition of the ArcBest® network to our comprehen...

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Trucking & Freight Management Trends to Know in 2019 TRUCKING & FREIGHT MANAGEMENT TRENDS TO KNOW IN 2019

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Jan 23, 2019

Freight management is crucial for companies around the globe. Effective freight management reduces delays for consumers, helps companies offer Amazonesque shipping benefits and much more. Shippers that wish to succeed in 2019 need to know the top trucking and freight management trends for 2019 and h...

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How relevant is Blockchain in supply chain management? HOW RELEVANT IS BLOCKCHAIN IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT?

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Jan 23, 2019

Shopping can be exhilarating, therapeutic or even sheer cumbersome depending on the inclination or dire necessity. But have you ever wondered where does the items in your shopping bag come from? Who are the backroom boys or what is the elaborate chain of supply and payment that have gone into each s...

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The Importance of Data Visualization in Logistics THE IMPORTANCE OF DATA VISUALIZATION IN LOGISTICS

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Jan 23, 2019

Logistics is all about efficiency. In order to make sure your business is firing on all cylinders, you need to track and understand huge amounts of data. And it doesn’t stop there; you need the right tools to turn that data into actionable information. You need a plan. This is where data visua...

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How airfreight can avert that hacking cough syndrome HOW AIRFREIGHT CAN AVERT THAT HACKING COUGH SYNDROME

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Jan 22, 2019

AIR transport businesses are facing an unprecedented cyber crisis, as ever-inventive hackers calmly crash into their innermost secrets, writes Thelma Etim.Forwarders, airlines, truckers, brokers, handlers and airports around the air transport world are all unknowingly staring at an undefended and of...

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Amazon Steps up Ocean Freight Shipping from China to the U.S. AMAZON STEPS UP OCEAN FREIGHT SHIPPING FROM CHINA TO THE U.S.

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Jan 22, 2019

Amazon has been quietly shipping thousands of ocean freight containers out of China and to the West Coast, in another sign of its increasing logistics ambitions and an entire supply chain play, according to a report in USA Today. In the past year Amazon Logistics and its Chinese subsidiary, Beijing ...

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The Top 2019 Logistics Trends Shippers Should Know THE TOP 2019 LOGISTICS TRENDS SHIPPERS SHOULD KNOW

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Jan 22, 2019

The state of the logistics industry is evolving. 2019 is shaping up to be a year in which warehouses and distribution centers continue the development and implementation of technology-based processes. Technology allows shippers to work smarter, faster and with fewer human resources, and new technolo...

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Q1 2019 Freight Rates and Market Update Q1 2019 FREIGHT RATES AND MARKET UPDATE

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Jan 22, 2019

The transportation industry saw record-setting levels of freight-haul demand and driver pay in 2018 as tonnage levels reached a 20-year high, the ELD Mandate caused major debate and disruption, and price increases were felt across the map. This begs the question, what can we expect to see in 2019? N...

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Benefits Of Transportation Management System BENEFITS OF TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Jan 22, 2019

There has been little in the way of growth, as beneficial to the supply chain as Transport Management System. Companies in manufacturing, distribution and logistics realizes the importance and benefits of TMS. The right kind of Transportation System may provide complete power to define, manage and c...

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DISTRIBUTION AND DEDICATED TRANSPORTATION OUTLOOKS: 2019 DISTRIBUTION AND DEDICATED TRANSPORTATION OUTLOOKS: 2019

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Jan 22, 2019

Inventory levels in 2019 will continue to grow creating the demand for more third-party warehousing space in the coming year. Preemptive purchases for imported products from China looking to avoid new tariff fees will bleed out in the first half of 2019. Inventory strategies tend to move with the ev...

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How Technology is Disrupting Shipping and Freight Transportation HOW TECHNOLOGY IS DISRUPTING SHIPPING AND FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION

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Jan 22, 2019

Often, when talk turns to a discussion of technology and transportation, it focuses on some of the more “wow!” developments, like self-driving cars or virtual reality tools that allow drivers to “see through” other vehicles on the road. Although these developments certainly h...

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Extending Supply-Chain Innovation to the Small Farmer EXTENDING SUPPLY-CHAIN INNOVATION TO THE SMALL FARMER

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Jan 21, 2019

State-of-the-art technology for managing global supply chains is only now beginning to percolate down to the individuals who need it most: small farmers in developing economies.When it comes to deploying systems for ordering, producing, tracking and paying for goods, much of the attention to date ha...

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Logistics of the Future: Best Maritime Logistics Startups LOGISTICS OF THE FUTURE: BEST MARITIME LOGISTICS STARTUPS

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Jan 19, 2019

Maritime shipping: it’s the quiet achiever of transport. After the revolutionary introduction of containerization by Malcolm McLean back in 1956, the industry was completely transformed. While it once took up to two whole weeks just to load and unload containers off a ship, piece by piece, the...

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Beyond Multi-Carrier Shipping Software, a Move to the Cloud BEYOND MULTI-CARRIER SHIPPING SOFTWARE, A MOVE TO THE CLOUD

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Jan 18, 2019

Shipping is all about movement. Moving product off of shelves. Moving items out of warehouses and distribution centers. Moving parcels to homes and businesses. The crux of the situation is that the need to move items faster, more efficiently, and cheaper to keep up with the quickening pace of parcel...

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How to Navigate a Complex Maritime Landscape with Breakthrough HOW TO NAVIGATE A COMPLEX MARITIME LANDSCAPE WITH BREAKTHROUGH

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Jan 18, 2019

Since our inception in 2004, Breakthrough has been the pioneer in helping shippers accurately manage their transportation energy spend.  What started in North American over-the-road fuel management has now expanded to an array of transportation landscapes—as shippers recognize the value o...

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Blockchain – What to Expect in the Future BLOCKCHAIN – WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE FUTURE

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Jan 18, 2019

While blockchain is being tested more than virtual money, both corporations and small startups are ready to make use of the modern technology in their everyday business operations. It is expected that this solution is going to be ubiquitous soon. There is no surprise that many financial experts call...

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7 Challenges Facing Supply Chain Leaders in 2019 7 CHALLENGES FACING SUPPLY CHAIN LEADERS IN 2019

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Jan 18, 2019

While “top trends” lists are a dime a dozen, we think this one has some unique insights into the challenges and opportunities that will, or should, occupy the minds of supply chain leaders in 2019 and beyond. To provide this balanced insight, we canvassed our panel of internal experts an...

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Seven Ways the Cargo Ship Industry Is Cleaning Up Its Filthy Act SEVEN WAYS THE CARGO SHIP INDUSTRY IS CLEANING UP ITS FILTHY ACT

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Jan 18, 2019

Air pollution from cars and factories has been regulated in much of the world since the 1970s. When it comes to the smoke-belching ships that carry global trade, the rules have been a lot looser.Big changes start next January, though, when long-debated standards from the International Maritime Organ...

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10 Benefits 0f Pre-Engineered Warehouses 10 BENEFITS 0F PRE-ENGINEERED WAREHOUSES

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Jan 18, 2019

Warehousing demand is growing at a rapid pace and the focus on innovation, cost, speed of delivery and versatility is unprecedented. Industry clusters, geographic and demographic factors at times necessitate lean and smart facilities specific to one commodity and at times very large facilities for a...

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Air Freight 101: 5 Concepts And 21 Terms You Need To Know AIR FREIGHT 101: 5 CONCEPTS AND 21 TERMS YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Jan 17, 2019

As you optimize your supply chain, adding air freight to your mix of shipping options can give you an edge. With its quick and reliable delivery times, air freight gets your goods in the hands of your customers exactly when they need them.If you’re new to air freight—or you want to disco...

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Through the looking glass. South African supply chains in 2019 THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. SOUTH AFRICAN SUPPLY CHAINS IN 2019

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Jan 17, 2019

2019 promises, to once again be a year of opportunity and turbulence in equal measure. On the local front, South Africa will continue to emerge from the last decade of turmoil, with increasing hope for international investment, growth and stability. 2019 is also an election year, so our economy is l...

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3PLS OFFER SHIPPERS OPTIMIZED SOLUTIONS TO NATIONWIDE CAPACITY CRUNCH 3PLS OFFER SHIPPERS OPTIMIZED SOLUTIONS TO NATIONWIDE CAPACITY CRUNCH

blog article

Jan 17, 2019

Last year the ‘nationwide truck shortage’, also referred to as the capacity crunch, was a significant challenge for the transportation industry. Carrying over into the New Year, the increase in freight rates and subsequent decrease in drivers continues to impact shippers tremendously. In...

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Understanding logistics rates in the current market UNDERSTANDING LOGISTICS RATES IN THE CURRENT MARKET

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Jan 16, 2019

Pricing in the transportation sector can be a source of frustration for many logistics managers. Factors that can affect rates in the truckload spot market create a domino effect that causes fluctuations for other services. Since your obligation is to get your company’s goods where they need t...

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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FREIGHT FORWARDERS AND NVOCCS YOU SHOULD KNOW IN 2019 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FREIGHT FORWARDERS AND NVOCCS YOU SHOULD KNOW IN 2019

blog article

Jan 16, 2019

For that reason, in 2019, we once again visit the topic of the differences between two types of partner companies: Freight Forwarders and Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs.) Both Freight Forwarders and NVOCCs are classified by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) as Ocean Transportation ...

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Supply chain technologies: Hype, reality and future SUPPLY CHAIN TECHNOLOGIES: HYPE, REALITY AND FUTURE

blog article

Jan 16, 2019

Logistics and supply chain has long been an experimentation and proving ground for new technologies. Its very nature of large volume and quick turnaround provides limitless opportunity for vetting and versioning hardware and software developments aimed at streamlining operations.

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How to choose the best freight forwarder network HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST FREIGHT FORWARDER NETWORK

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Jan 16, 2019

Logistics groups are a common and very popular concept among professionals in this market. A freight forwarder network can offer several different benefits to its members, increasing their partnerships worldwide and contributing for how many business opportunities they get. However, with so many log...

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How Technology is Changing the Future of Logistics HOW TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE FUTURE OF LOGISTICS

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Jan 15, 2019

The evolution of technology is pushing the boundaries and changing how the world does business. Today, we’re accustomed to everything being online and right at our fingertips for immediate access. Through Amazon, the pioneer of fast-paced delivery service, it’s possible to receive a pack...

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7 Global future logistics trends 7 GLOBAL FUTURE LOGISTICS TRENDS

blog article

Jan 15, 2019

2019 is here and I’m very excited about what possibilities the new year will bring. We are in a highly transformative era and what in general is called the 4th Industrial Revolution. Changes will take time, but they are going to occur at a more rapid pace than before. In this blog post, I have...

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Modernizing eCommerce Logistics: From Start-Ups to the Fortune 1000 MODERNIZING ECOMMERCE LOGISTICS: FROM START-UPS TO THE FORTUNE 1000

blog article

Jan 15, 2019

In early October, 2,000+ logistics and supply chain executives gathered at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee for the annual Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) EDGE Conference. While there, we presented during the panel, "Modernizing eCommerce L...

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Trucking and Technology: A Look At Trucks in CES 2019 TRUCKING AND TECHNOLOGY: A LOOK AT TRUCKS IN CES 2019

blog article

Jan 15, 2019

Before we get into the ever important topic of trucking fuel, let’s take a look at trucking tech. In one of our previous blog entries, we mentioned TuSimple’s trucking technology. Well, they went into this year’s CES confident, calm, and collected. “CES is becoming an importa...

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Stockpiling: vote of confidence for Brexit? STOCKPILING: VOTE OF CONFIDENCE FOR BREXIT?

blog article

Jan 15, 2019

With Brexit right on our doorsteps many people, including retailers, have turned to stockpiling ahead of March 29 due to concerns that time-critical supplies could be left to go bad on vehicles that get stuck at customs as port delays become an all too real threat.Manufacturer Emergency Food Storage...

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The most innovative transportation technology from CES 2019 THE MOST INNOVATIVE TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY FROM CES 2019

blog article

Jan 14, 2019

CES 2019 is in the books and we are excited to highlight some of the most innovative transportation technology we saw at the show. What a week it was at CES 2019! Now that we are back home in Chicago, we are excited to highlight some of the most innovative transportation technology we saw at the sho...

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5 THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHILE CHOOSING A FREIGHT FORWARDER 5 THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHILE CHOOSING A FREIGHT FORWARDER

blog article

Jan 14, 2019

Most businesses, especially in the manufacturing sector, require some sort of import and/or export of cargo at some point in time. This can be in the form of importing the raw material or exporting the finished products. In both cases, it is extremely important that your cargo doesn’t get dama...

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GLOBAL LOGISTICS OUTLOOK: 2019 GLOBAL LOGISTICS OUTLOOK: 2019

blog article

Jan 14, 2019

When you look back at some of the major trade decisions made in 2018, we see a continuing volatility in the global markets going into the new year. Heightened geopolitical tensions and the effects of new proposals by government and trade organizations meant to address the economic and environmental ...

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3PL Trends to watch in 2019 3PL TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2019

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Jan 11, 2019

If there was ever an industry that was the poster child for, “the only thing constant is change,” it’s the logistics industry. In the last two decades, the world of freight management and 3PLs has undergone a transformation that no one could have imagined 20 years ago. What the fut...

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How to Calculate Freight Density for Shipping HOW TO CALCULATE FREIGHT DENSITY FOR SHIPPING

blog article

Jan 11, 2019

Density is a major factor in determining your freight classand your total shipment cost. In fact, many LTL carriers are relying more and more on freight density over actual weight to determine your rate. That's why it's important that you understand what freight density is and how to calcula...

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Study: Shippers expect freight slump in 2019 STUDY: SHIPPERS EXPECT FREIGHT SLUMP IN 2019

blog article

Jan 11, 2019

After enduring a 2018 marked by tight capacity and increasing freight costs, U.S. shippers are anticipating a slump in freight movement in 2019, an industry study shows.While supply chain operations last year were generally boosted by a consumer recovery that began in 2017, they were also hindered a...

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5 ways mobile apps are improving transport & logistics 5 WAYS MOBILE APPS ARE IMPROVING TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS

blog article

Jan 11, 2019

Transport and logistics are a crucial part of the economy.  Pretty much everyone today uses a mobile device with Android, iOS or Windows systems. How can these two facts be combined to improve business processes in Transportation and Logistics? To find out, I’m looking at mobile solutions...

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Peak Season Continues as Industry Undergoes Reverse Logistics PEAK SEASON CONTINUES AS INDUSTRY UNDERGOES REVERSE LOGISTICS

blog article

Jan 11, 2019

The holiday season brings a series of challenges to the supply chain industry — especially as e-commerce continues to grow. Companies have to efficiently ensure that customers’ packages will arrive in a timely matter, putting added stress on the warehouse and transportation sector, which...

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Impact of IoT on Manufacturing, Energy and Logistics Industries IMPACT OF IOT ON MANUFACTURING, ENERGY AND LOGISTICS INDUSTRIES

blog article

Jan 11, 2019

The advent of the Internet has given rise to the concept of connectivity. The power of connectivity is expanding at an unprecedented rate, with no signs of slowing down. The Internet of Things (IoT) is nothing but the amalgamation of smart devices, sensors and the connectivity of the Internet.

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How JJMDC helped Intermountain Healthcare streamline supply chain operations HOW JJMDC HELPED INTERMOUNTAIN HEALTHCARE STREAMLINE SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONS

blog article

Jan 10, 2019

When Intermountain Healthcare had problems with stockouts for crucial surgical supplies, it turned to its supplier, the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies (JJMDC), for help. JJMDC deployed a specialized supply chain team to help the health system diagnose what the problem was and discov...

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How SKF uses a supply chain twin to enable integrated planning HOW SKF USES A SUPPLY CHAIN TWIN TO ENABLE INTEGRATED PLANNING

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Jan 10, 2019

The threat of disruption and a range of market forces drove global bearings manufacturer SKF to think differently about managing its global supply chain. Building a "digital supply chain twin" allowed the company to globalize and automate planning and "futureproof" the business.

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IOTA Tangle Will Power New Supply Chain Solution for IBCS Group IOTA TANGLE WILL POWER NEW SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTION FOR IBCS GROUP

blog article

Jan 10, 2019

The IOTA Foundation announced recently that its open source Tangle technology would be used to create a new track and trace solution for assets in the supply chain for IBCS group. The solution is designed to improve asset management and visibility across the group’s supply chain.

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Key takeaways from the “Preserving Safety and Data Privacy in Connected Vehicles” CES 2019 panel KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THE “PRESERVING SAFETY AND DATA PRIVACY IN CONNECTED VEHICLES” CES 2019 PANEL

blog article

Jan 10, 2019

Gary Hallgren participated on a Trillium Secure panel during CES 2019 that focused on data privacy in connected vehicles. Check out what was talked about. It’s been a great week so far for the Arity team at CES 2019! We are meeting with some very smart new and old friends and partners and doin...

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4 SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS TRENDS FOR 2019 4 SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS TRENDS FOR 2019

blog article

Jan 10, 2019

The integration of technologies and the digitization of supply chain and logistics will continue to transform the industry in 2019. Last year, changes in global markets and the boom in e-commerce increased consumer spending and expectations significantly. According to Statista, 21.1 % of supply chai...

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The 8 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing Applied to Warehouse Operations THE 8 WASTES OF LEAN MANUFACTURING APPLIED TO WAREHOUSE OPERATIONS

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Jan 10, 2019

Lean principles help identify these non-value-added components (wastes) and work to reduce them as much as possible. Historically, lean has been applied most effectively to manufacturing processes.  Concepts like the assembly line, manufacturing cells and Kanban inventories are just a few examp...

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Amazon Delivery: Should Shipping and Fulfillment Businesses Be Worried? AMAZON DELIVERY: SHOULD SHIPPING AND FULFILLMENT BUSINESSES BE WORRIED?

blog article

Jan 10, 2019

It seems that every year we can expect Amazon to test a new delivery service.In 2017, we saw the rise of Seller Flex, and 2018 it was introduction of the Amazon Delivery Service Partners (DSP) program.Amazon is looking for new ways to boost its supply-chain efficiency, from the way it receives packa...

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How Logistics Will Shift in 2019 HOW LOGISTICS WILL SHIFT IN 2019

blog article

Jan 09, 2019

As the well-known quote above says, change will always happen. For the transport and logistics sector, the occurrence of change is no different. Not only has this sector grown in recent years, but it has also become increasingly impacted by many world factors, such as economics, politics, environmen...

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Global Shipping Trends in 2019 GLOBAL SHIPPING TRENDS IN 2019

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Jan 09, 2019

As 2019 begins, the global shipping industry can expect factors, such as consolidation, policy change, and technology, to be key drivers of change. With each new year, the shipping industry further develops and advances, requiring businesses to stay ahead of the trends to anticipate any possible iss...

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3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep on Your 2019 Radar 3 SUPPLY CHAIN TRENDS TO KEEP ON YOUR 2019 RADAR

blog article

Jan 09, 2019

We’ve had a busy final quarter of 2018 here at Logistics Bureau, so it was somewhat later in the year than usual when I got to thinking about what’s been going on in the supply chain world at large, and which developments are likely to keep the industry on its toes in the coming year. Ho...

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Blockchain Technology is Set to Transform the Supply Chain BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY IS SET TO TRANSFORM THE SUPPLY CHAIN

blog article

Jan 09, 2019

Supply chain has become complicated. Some would say cumbersome. It takes days to make a payment between a manufacturer and a supplier, or a customer and a vendor. Contractual agreements require the services of lawyers and bankers, each of which adds extra cost and delay. Products and parts are often...

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Could a Phased Autonomous Trucking Solution Be on the Horizon for 2019? COULD A PHASED AUTONOMOUS TRUCKING SOLUTION BE ON THE HORIZON FOR 2019?

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Jan 09, 2019

As the calendar extends to 2019, a recently published report indicates that the integration of autonomous or self-driving trucks could be closer than expected. A new report published by logistics industry consultants McKinsey & Co. postulated a concept of a four-wave, phased-in solution that cou...

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4 Industry Facts About 3PL Drayage Service 4 INDUSTRY FACTS ABOUT 3PL DRAYAGE SERVICE

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Jan 09, 2019

If you’re not in the shipping or 3PL industries, it’s likely you’ve never even heard of the word drayage. Drayage is, quite simply, the hauling of containers from ships to different destinations. The destination could be another port, it could be railyards to have them shipped out ...

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How to optimise your transportation and logistics assets HOW TO OPTIMISE YOUR TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS ASSETS

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Jan 09, 2019

If you manage a large logistics operation, you’ll understand the importance of using your assets effectively. Imagine how your profit margin is hurt by the constant maintenance of aging vehicles, the rate of accidents and the cost of liability coverage. Mitigating the factors that bring down y...

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Three keys to an intelligent supply chain THREE KEYS TO AN INTELLIGENT SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jan 08, 2019

Wherever your manufacturing business is on its journey to providing product as a service, you’ve no doubt realized that you need an intelligent supply chain to make it happen. Because you need to be able to do three key things: Deliver the right products, parts, resources, and service where an...

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The Automated Future of Transportation THE AUTOMATED FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION

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Jan 08, 2019

Automation and data analytics are widely recognized as the answers to that call — key tools for making operations more efficient, whether that means handling more cargo or passengers, controlling costs, delivering a superior customer experience, maximizing safety, managing assets more effectiv...

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How Internal Communication with Mobile App Will Accelerate the Growth of Logistics Industry HOW INTERNAL COMMUNICATION WITH MOBILE APP WILL ACCELERATE THE GROWTH OF LOGISTICS INDUSTRY

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Jan 08, 2019

While this has been received as good news by logistics companies, it comes with its share of challenges. The main one being internal communication. The complexity of logistics requires effective internal communication to ensure smooth operation. Digital devices have helped managers to monitor goods ...

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Digital Supply Chain Transformation: Visualizing the Possibilities DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSFORMATION: VISUALIZING THE POSSIBILITIES

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Jan 08, 2019

Most, if not all, supply chain managers recognize that a digital revolution is overtaking supply chain management. It is fueled by three major trends.

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Truck Driver Shortage: No one behind the wheel TRUCK DRIVER SHORTAGE: NO ONE BEHIND THE WHEEL

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Jan 08, 2019

Everyone knows the trucking industry has a problem behind the wheel. After all, who hasn’t heard that annual driver turnover is 100%? Or, in a really good year, it’s only 95%. If you think it’s bad now, just wait: It’s going to get worse. According to the American Trucking As...

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Inbound Freight Collaboration: How a TMS Creates Harmony Between Shippers, Vendors, and Carriers INBOUND FREIGHT COLLABORATION: HOW A TMS CREATES HARMONY BETWEEN SHIPPERS, VENDORS, AND CARRIERS

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Jan 08, 2019

Today’s supply chains suffer from egocentric mindsets. Organizations are always looking out for number one, and while that remains vital to success, failure to work with other parts of your supply chain will lead to severe consequences. These consequences include higher freight spend, poor doc...

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3 Things Logistics Companies Can Do Against Ransomware 3 THINGS LOGISTICS COMPANIES CAN DO AGAINST RANSOMWARE

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Jan 08, 2019

It has happened. Again. Another ransomware attack has hit companies today. The brunt of the attack was aimed at the Ukraine, but companies worldwide were affected.

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Top 6 Supply Chain Trends for 2019 TOP 6 SUPPLY CHAIN TRENDS FOR 2019

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Jan 07, 2019

The year 2019 has only just begun, so now would be a suitable time to look into the question of which supply chain trends lie ahead for the coming year.In the globalization era, the supply chain is more diverse than ever before. Every day new technical innovations offer the opportunity to reduce thi...

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Eliminating Slavery in Supply Chains: A Job Unfinished ELIMINATING SLAVERY IN SUPPLY CHAINS: A JOB UNFINISHED

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Jan 07, 2019

In recent years, there has been a torrent of new laws and regulations enacted globally, with the goal of eliminating slavery and forced labor from modern-day supply chains. Are they having any impact. At the very least, the scorecard is mixed. According to the latest Global CSR Risk and Performance ...

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Bad Date Logistics Are Always Your Fault BAD DATE LOGISTICS ARE ALWAYS YOUR FAULT

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Jan 07, 2019

One of the biggest reasons why men screw up and don’t get laid is because of bad date logistics. This is when, on a date (a second date, if you’re using my system) the logistics are such that it’s either impossible or very difficult to have sex with the woman you’re with.

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New White House Office Would Protect Supply Chain, Fight IP Theft NEW WHITE HOUSE OFFICE WOULD PROTECT SUPPLY CHAIN, FIGHT IP THEFT

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Jan 07, 2019

A new bipartisan bill would create a White House office tasked with protecting against state-sponsored technology theft and risks to critical supply chains.

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How Is Digitalization Affecting the Manufacturing Supply Chain? HOW IS DIGITALIZATION AFFECTING THE MANUFACTURING SUPPLY CHAIN?

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Jan 06, 2019

Digital manufacturing promises to improve productivity on the shop floor, offering manufacturers sensors, software and connectivity to capture and leverage data about their operations. However, truly digital manufacturing extends beyond the shop floor; it follows and encompasses the entire product l...

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Potential Impacts on the World’s Supply Chains From Changing Trade Policies POTENTIAL IMPACTS ON THE WORLD’S SUPPLY CHAINS FROM CHANGING TRADE POLICIES

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Jan 06, 2019

The current trade based spat between the Trump administration and many of the USA’s trading partners will likely create some new challenges for freight forwarders as well as their customers. Higher tariffs and attempts to either renegotiate or exit existing trade agreements are likely to add a...

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What Impact Will Automation Have on Warehouse Workers? WHAT IMPACT WILL AUTOMATION HAVE ON WAREHOUSE WORKERS?

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Jan 06, 2019

The modern-day warehouse is serving as a laboratory for the introduction of innovative supply-chain technologies. But the implications for human workers remain uncertain.Automation is transforming virtually every aspect of warehouse and distribution center operations. And not a moment too soon: the ...

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Everything you need to know about drones in 2019 EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DRONES IN 2019

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Jan 06, 2019

IN THE past five years, the drones industry has seen remarkable growth around the world, with both the public and private sectors increasingly utilising unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in countless ways. Whether to improve public safety surveillance in law enforcement matters, power line inspection...

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What makes Priority Freight swift? WHAT MAKES PRIORITY FREIGHT SWIFT?

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Jan 06, 2019

To reach our goal to be Europe’s leading provider of emergency and time-critical logistics solutions, we need to offer a nimble delivery that matches our clients’ urgent requirements. But quick delivery relies on more than just being fast. Providing the best solutions for our customers t...

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6 Best Practices For Shipping Air Freight 6 BEST PRACTICES FOR SHIPPING AIR FREIGHT

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Jan 06, 2019

Air freight can offer your company several advantages over ocean freight. In addition to subjecting your shipments to less handling, which can translate to a lower possibility of damage, air freight can also get your goods to their destination faster—and on a more precise timeline.However, air...

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Tight Trucking Capacity has Shippers Turning to Dedicated Transportation TIGHT TRUCKING CAPACITY HAS SHIPPERS TURNING TO DEDICATED TRANSPORTATION

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Jan 05, 2019

The current state of the trucking industry is putting shippers across the country in a bind – leaving them with fluctuating rates for freight transportation and a shortage of drivers. Several factors have driven high demand for trucks, including the hurricane relief efforts in Florida and Texa...

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A Better Way to Buy Freight: Supply Chain Rate Modeling A BETTER WAY TO BUY FREIGHT: SUPPLY CHAIN RATE MODELING

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Jan 04, 2019

When prospects talk with us about our Radar Track & Trace and Intelligent Invoice Management the discussion of our supply chain rate modeling is usually part of the conversation. By taking a customer’s data and placing it in our modeling environment we’re able to show how clean, stan...

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What Is Supply Chain Management? An Ultimate Guide in 2019 WHAT IS SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT? AN ULTIMATE GUIDE IN 2019

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Jan 04, 2019

While ERP for distribution products has some benefits, this type of software is not always the best option. Other kinds of ERP are either too generic or too tailored and do not offer robust features for supply chain management.

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This Week in Logistics News THIS WEEK IN LOGISTICS NEWS

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Jan 04, 2019

A happy new year and welcome back to the Logistics Viewpoints news round-up. The holiday season was another record-breaking year, as customers flocked to the web and to the store for all their gift-giving needs.

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Supply chain strategies: Which one hits the mark? SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGIES: WHICH ONE HITS THE MARK?

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Jan 04, 2019

Supply chain strategies generally conform to one of six types. Choose the best one for your organization, and you'll manage your business more effectively.

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Supply chain segmentation: 10 steps to greater profits SUPPLY CHAIN SEGMENTATION: 10 STEPS TO GREATER PROFITS

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Jan 04, 2019

Segmentation lets companies boost profitability by tailoring their supply chain strategy to each customer and product in their portfolio. Here are 10 key practices that will ensure success.

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Relationships for supply chain success RELATIONSHIPS FOR SUPPLY CHAIN SUCCESS

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Jan 04, 2019

Supply chain management by its very nature depends on relationships and connections. In the first excerpt from their recent book, Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management: An Essential Guide for the 21st Century, the authors describe some of the relationships that play an important role in achieving ...

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Six steps to successful supply chain collaboration SIX STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL SUPPLY CHAIN COLLABORATION

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Jan 04, 2019

Although collaboration offers many benefits for consumer goods manufacturers and retailers, too often their joint initiatives don't work out. To ensure success, partner companies should take these six actions together.

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Rising Parcel Rates and the USPS are Providing Good Reasons to Assess Parcel Volumes and Existing Carrier Agreements RISING PARCEL RATES AND THE USPS ARE PROVIDING GOOD REASONS TO ASSESS PARCEL VOLUMES AND EXISTING CARRIER AGREEMENTS

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Jan 04, 2019

With 2018 behind us, hopefully you successfully implemented a peak season strategy and your organization survived the holiday madness that always ensues. Online sales once again hit new highs as did online returns. But whether your parcel strategy met your expectations or not, the New Year promises ...

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Is Your Warehouse Completely Winter Prepped? IS YOUR WAREHOUSE COMPLETELY WINTER PREPPED?

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Jan 03, 2019

While overcoming sophisticated challenges is at the core of our business, logistics professionals are faced with even greater challenges keeping operations safe and moving during the winter. Technological innovations have reduced some vulnerabilities and operational hurdles, but concerns still remai...

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Transportation 2019—Looking Back, Looking Ahead TRANSPORTATION 2019—LOOKING BACK, LOOKING AHEAD

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Jan 03, 2019

A great deal of the attention of the transportation planning community over the past decade or so has focused on things like improving walkability, advocating bike use, championing transit, and supporting travel demand management with the hopes of increasing use of alternative modes. While one will ...

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Entrepreneurs Look To Blockchain Technology To Fix Supply Chain Pain Points ENTREPRENEURS LOOK TO BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY TO FIX SUPPLY CHAIN PAIN POINTS

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Jan 03, 2019

The global supply chain is quickly becoming one of blockchain technology’s top applications. The use of emerging technology has rapidly gained traction in the last couple of years with the launch of several platforms like VeChain, Waltonchain, Shipchain, and Provenance among others.

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Reducing logistics costs by enabling a pull-based, vertically integrated supply chain through IoT REDUCING LOGISTICS COSTS BY ENABLING A PULL-BASED, VERTICALLY INTEGRATED SUPPLY CHAIN THROUGH IOT

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Jan 02, 2019

The traditional supply chain model often used in retail distribution is outdated and broken. Customers want more and they want it now but businesses’ inability to step up to the mark can leave customers waiting for a product or worse - not waiting and going elsewhere. To match modern customer ...

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A look back down the road A LOOK BACK DOWN THE ROAD

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Jan 02, 2019

It has been just over a year since the controversial introduction in the US of electronic logging devices on heavy trucks to monitor drivers’ hours. Automotive Logistics looks at how the first 12 months have gone

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2019 GLOBAL LOGISTICS PLANNING GUIDE 2019 GLOBAL LOGISTICS PLANNING GUIDE

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Jan 01, 2019

At the core of every successful business is a well-oiled logistics machine ensuring operational efficiencies, product accuracy and maximizing business at every turn. It’s the blueprint of every business and its power should never be underestimated. Without logistics, there’s no foundatio...

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Causes for capacity shortage in ground transportation CAUSES FOR CAPACITY SHORTAGE IN GROUND TRANSPORTATION

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Jan 01, 2019

Nothing’s new about capacity shortages in ground transportation. This sector of the larger logistics industry is historically in high demand. Also, it may be especially susceptible to the ebb and flow of economy and weather.Importer-exporters are used to a marketplace with a flexing amount of ...

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Emerging Technologies and the Future of the Logistics Industry EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND THE FUTURE OF THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY

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Dec 31, 2018

Right from unmanned robots to drones for online order delivery, supply chain and logistics industries are undergoing a rapid transformation. Just imagine emerging technologies such as wearables, IoT, blockchain, and machine learning are completely transforming several industries. The future of suppl...

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Happy New Year: It’s not too early for ocean cargo shippers to plan for 2020 HAPPY NEW YEAR: IT’S NOT TOO EARLY FOR OCEAN CARGO SHIPPERS TO PLAN FOR 2020

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Dec 31, 2018

As we usher in 2019, many industry analysts are telling logistics managers to begin planning for a major transformational event coming into play for the ocean cargo sector a year from now.

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What’s in store for 2019? WHAT’S IN STORE FOR 2019?

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Dec 31, 2018

Over the last decade, trucking capacity has continued to tighten, making it increasingly difficult for shippers to find trucks to transport their bulk products. In 2019, many ocean carriers will be forced to sit longer at port waiting for trucks to pick up the cargo, which will prompt some to impose...

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How logistics companies can thrive during disruption within the wholesale vehicle market HOW LOGISTICS COMPANIES CAN THRIVE DURING DISRUPTION WITHIN THE WHOLESALE VEHICLE MARKET

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Dec 31, 2018

The growth and disruption of the digital marketplace is hard to miss in industries like retail and entertainment. A range of companies, including Amazon, Spotify and Netflix, are replacing the traditional businesses of yesterday.While not as visible to the casual observer, that same disruption is ta...

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5 Progressive Digital Solutions to Upscale Your Transport and Logistics Business in 2019 5 PROGRESSIVE DIGITAL SOLUTIONS TO UPSCALE YOUR TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS BUSINESS IN 2019

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Dec 29, 2018

Automation is a major precondition for advancement in passenger and cargo transportation. With the introduction of new operational models, logistics today has become much more complex. Clients expect faster service and more transparency. So, even small and middle transportation businesses turn their...

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A year in logistics industry trends + how to prepare for the future A YEAR IN LOGISTICS INDUSTRY TRENDS + HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE

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Dec 27, 2018

As we approach the end of another year, it’s a great time to look back on what’s happened in the past twelve months and plan for the year to come. It seems like every year is action-packed for the logistics and transportation industries, and 2018 has been no exception. Technological, eco...

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Cargo Volumes Are Booming in Trump Trade-War Paradox CARGO VOLUMES ARE BOOMING IN TRUMP TRADE-WAR PARADOX

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Dec 27, 2018

A few days before Christmas, the container ship “SM Shanghai” was steaming toward California’s Port of Long Beach. Just ahead and coming to the end of an 11-day journey from China, the “Ever Lucent” was headed for the nearby Port of Los Angeles, where the “Thomas ...

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Blockchain: The Technology Rx for Healthcare? BLOCKCHAIN: THE TECHNOLOGY RX FOR HEALTHCARE?

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Dec 26, 2018

Blockchain may still be an emerging technology, but much like the internet, its promise to disrupt industries is the topic of avid conversation. The appeal of blockchain lies in its ability to decentralize and encrypt transactions. Blockchains are also designed for huge volumes of disparate data. He...

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20 BEST AVIATION MUSEUMS AROUND THE WORLD 20 BEST AVIATION MUSEUMS AROUND THE WORLD

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Dec 26, 2018

The greatest aviation museums capture the achievements and products of the pilots, designers, and engineers who completed those rickety first flights then set their sights on space. Shown is the EAA Museum in OshKosh, Wisconsin. Full credit: Education Ima

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Tariffs and the Electronics Supply Chain: A Perfect Storm? TARIFFS AND THE ELECTRONICS SUPPLY CHAIN: A PERFECT STORM?

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Dec 26, 2018

What storm am I talking about? The storm caused by the convergence of two trends: rapidly escalating trade wars and historically high electronic component shortages. Taken together, the two trends likely will increase the cost of goods, slow down the introduction of new products, cause shifts in sou...

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Supply Chain Analytics Market Demands and Growth Prediction 2018 to 2026 SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYTICS MARKET DEMANDS AND GROWTH PREDICTION 2018 TO 2026

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Dec 26, 2018

A Research Report on Supply Chain Analytics Market Potential Growth, Share, Demand and Analysis of Key Players- Research Forecasts to (2018 – 2026). The global Supply Chain Analytics Market research report covers main factors responsible for the development of the global Supply Chain Analytics Marke...

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Is Logistics Your Strategic Advantage? IS LOGISTICS YOUR STRATEGIC ADVANTAGE?

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Dec 26, 2018

With 2018 drawing to a close, business leaders are looking ahead to 2019, and warily eyeing a mixed bag of bullish and bearish outlooks on the next year's transportation market.

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Global Digital Logistics Market 2018-2025 GLOBAL DIGITAL LOGISTICS MARKET 2018-2025

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Dec 26, 2018

The Digital Logistics Market 2018-2025 report offers extensive and precise estimates and forecasts study of Digital Logistics industry along with the analysis of essential features providing key industry insights to the readers. The Digital Logistics Market research report further delivers a methodi...

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Global Internet of Things (IoT) in Logistics Market to Reach US$ 63,728.6 Mn by 2026 GLOBAL INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) IN LOGISTICS MARKET TO REACH US$ 63,728.6 MN BY 2026

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Dec 26, 2018

The global Internet of Things (IoT) in the logistics market is anticipated to be driven by an increase in cost pressure and a rise in demand for automation of processes. The logistics industry has adopted IoT solutions at a slow pace than other industries. Hence, automation of business processes dri...

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The Battle of Transportation Management Systems: Oracle vs SAP THE BATTLE OF TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: ORACLE VS SAP

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Dec 26, 2018

TMS adoption is on the rise and rightly so. Limited capacity is likely to hike freight rates by as much as 4.9% this year. Shippers can not only offset these charges, but further improve their productivity by using Transportation Management Solutions (TMS). TMS make it possible for shippers to strea...

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Trading With China: What’s Going On Behind the Wall TRADING WITH CHINA: WHAT’S GOING ON BEHIND THE WALL

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Dec 26, 2018

If you’ve got business in China, there’s far more to follow than tariffs. In the ongoing trade war between the United States and China, tariffs make headlines for good reason: Their impacts tend to be both public and immediate. For importers and exporters operating on razor-thin margins,...

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Five Quick Steps to ELD Success FIVE QUICK STEPS TO ELD SUCCESS

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Dec 26, 2018

The electronic logging device (ELD) mandate sparked an incredible year of transition for the trucking and logistics industry, as trucking companies of all sizes scrambled to make sure they were ELD-compliant following the December 16, 2017 deadline.On that date, all drivers were required to upgrade ...

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Industrial Logistics Robots Market 2018 INDUSTRIAL LOGISTICS ROBOTS MARKET 2018

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Dec 25, 2018

Industrial Logistics Robots market research report 2018-2023 report portrays definition, an investigation of significant improvements in the market, profound aggressive examination, and budgetary investigation. It likewise centers on to potential chances of market, showcase patterns, benchmarking of...

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Delivery is the Difference: How to Win Customers and Sales with Better Shipping Options DELIVERY IS THE DIFFERENCE: HOW TO WIN CUSTOMERS AND SALES WITH BETTER SHIPPING OPTIONS

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Dec 21, 2018

By removing delivery anxiety, your single largest obstacle to converting orders can result in an up to 20 percent increase in sales, happier customers, fewer calls to customer support and an optimized delivery network.

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Retailers sharpen their focus on the supply chain RETAILERS SHARPEN THEIR FOCUS ON THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Dec 21, 2018

The most successful retailers are separating themselves from the pack through efficient supply chain management, according to a study sponsored by logistics technology vendor SymphonyRetailAI, released this month.Four out of five retailers say they view their supply chain as a strength, according to...

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7 Top Supply Chain Trends to Monitor in 2019 7 TOP SUPPLY CHAIN TRENDS TO MONITOR IN 2019

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Dec 20, 2018

According to data from Statista Research, by the year 2045 there will be over eight trillion ton-miles of freight moved within the United States alone. The logistics and transportation industry is transforming at a rapid rate, with factors like e-commerce shopping fueling the fire. It's never be...

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Blockchain technology: what impact could it have on supply chains? BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY: WHAT IMPACT COULD IT HAVE ON SUPPLY CHAINS?

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Dec 20, 2018

In today’s digital world, market leadership increasingly depends on innovation and the ability to utilise the latest technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain. Although blockchain is still in its infancy, it has the potential to greatly impact business processes as well as im...

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Emerging Trends in Transport, Drones and Autonomy EMERGING TRENDS IN TRANSPORT, DRONES AND AUTONOMY

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Dec 20, 2018

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges that society is facing today. Present on a global scale and worsening its effects year after year, one of the main contributors to climate change is the transportation sector.  In fact, transportation has a 27.9% role in the highest growth rates o...

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The Importance of Last-Mile Facilities in the Supply Chain THE IMPORTANCE OF LAST-MILE FACILITIES IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Dec 19, 2018

This year's explosive growth of online purchasing and competition among online retailers has resulted in a race to reach consumers. Whether it’s one-day, same-day or one-hour, how can sellers fulfill delivery promises?The answer is getting the last mile right.Twenty years ago, brick-and-mo.