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USING CONTENT MARKETING TO GENERATE DEMAND, CREATE NEW AUDIENCES USING CONTENT MARKETING TO GENERATE DEMAND, CREATE NEW AUDIENCES

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Aug 14, 2019

Content—and how brands use it to interact with buyers at all stages of the engagement journey—has fundamentally reshaped every business’ go-to-market strategy. This shift has been particularly challenging for “top-of-the-funnel” demand generation marketers, most of who ...

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Do nothing to create shipping efficiencies, and Cost of Delivery will automatically increase DO NOTHING TO CREATE SHIPPING EFFICIENCIES, AND COST OF DELIVERY WILL AUTOMATICALLY INCREASE

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Aug 14, 2019

Companies increasingly focus cost-cutting efforts on Cost of Distribution, and it’s paying off by quickly reducing net landed cost of goods and improving profitability. Net landed cost of goods, the total cost associated with getting goods into customers’ hands, consists of cost of distr...

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Distributed Ledger Technology in the Supply Chain DISTRIBUTED LEDGER TECHNOLOGY IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Aug 09, 2019

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) is expected to become a vital part of the infrastructure that will help to digitise and improve efficiency in global supply chains. But where is DLT being adopted and what is the current adoption in industry? This report aims to shed light on these questions, focu...

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RETAIL DISTRIBUTION LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS RETAIL DISTRIBUTION LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS

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Aug 05, 2019

With over 2 million systems installed in facilities around the world and over thirty seven years of experience, Cognex is focused on industrial machine vision and image-based barcode reading technology. Deployed by the world’s top manufacturers, suppliers and machine builders, Cognex products ...

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Practical advice for automating a supply chain tech stack PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR AUTOMATING A SUPPLY CHAIN TECH STACK

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Jul 31, 2019

Times they are indeed a-changin’, especially around transport & logistics fleet management. Technology is disrupting the supply chain industry at a rapid pace and has taken many by surprise. During this decade, e-commerce and IoT have irreversibly altered every aspect of fleet management. ...

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CYBERSECURITY AND THE THREAT TO LOGISTICS CYBERSECURITY AND THE THREAT TO LOGISTICS

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Jul 29, 2019

For many people working in transport and logistics, 2017 was a year of reckoning with a new era of cyberthreat. In a year that began with allegations that state sponsored hacking was used to influence the US Presidential Election, followed hotly by two of history’s most devastating ransomware ...

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A blockchain-based protocol stack for global commerce and supply chains A BLOCKCHAIN-BASED PROTOCOL STACK FOR GLOBAL COMMERCE AND SUPPLY CHAINS

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Jul 25, 2019

A supply chain is everything that produces, moves, stores, and reports on a product or service in commerce. on a product or service in commerce. Supply chain management is the science of managing commerce. Sweetbridge is a blockchain-based protocol stack that enables highly efficient supply chains a...

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Block chain in Pharma supply chain BLOCK CHAIN IN PHARMA SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jul 22, 2019

The life sciences supply chain has struggled with balancing risk, costs, and integrity in the collaborative aspect of its ecosystem. This imbalance can become more acute with the advent of personalized medicine as the supply chain is transitioning from one supply chain being executed hundred times t...

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COULD BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTIONIZE PARCEL SHIPPING? COULD BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTIONIZE PARCEL SHIPPING?

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Jul 20, 2019

Could blockchain revolutionize parcel shipping? Although more commonly associated with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, in the last 18 months or so, blockchain’s potential for trade and transportation has been much discussed. In this white paper we examine how global companies like Precision Sof...

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Drone Automation For Warehouse DRONE AUTOMATION FOR WAREHOUSE

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Jul 18, 2019

The digital transformation of warehouses driven by safety, cost and revenue benefits is underway across the world. Technologies such as IoT, AI and drones are augmenting the business value created by adoption of RFID, robots and real-time analytics. UAVs have started playing a central role in the in...

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CUT TRANSPORTATION COSTS CUT TRANSPORTATION COSTS

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Jul 17, 2019

The supply chain is a complex and costly industry, making it difficult but important to focus on the areas within the supply chain where improvements can be made, and costs can be cut. With careful planning and strategic thinking, organizations can both elevate their supply chain performance and str...

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COLD CHAIN SHIPPING COLD CHAIN SHIPPING

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Jul 17, 2019

There are many things to consider when shipping temperaturesensitive products, including regulatory standards, labeling requirements, and even selecting the right mode of transportation. Successful cold chain management requires an understanding of the many different interconnected systems and decis...

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Supply Chain Management in the Cloud SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT IN THE CLOUD

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Jul 16, 2019

For as long as organizations have worked together to move products or services from supplier to customer, sensitive business data has flowed up and down the supply chain. Today this information may be transmitted via email, eCommerce platform, application program interfaces or through direct access ...

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Compete and Win in the Age of Account Based Buying COMPETE AND WIN IN THE AGE OF ACCOUNT BASED BUYING

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Jul 15, 2019

If you’re on a B2B revenue team, it’s likely your Marketing and Sales teams are experiencing some angst these days when it comes to understanding how prospects and customers want to interact with your company. On one hand customers seem to want ultra-personalized attention on every chann...

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Supply Chain Whitepaper SUPPLY CHAIN WHITEPAPER

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Jul 15, 2019

Safe, quality products earn the trust of the consumer. This trust is easily lost in the event of product recall due to contamination. Many issues contributing to food recalls are a result of supply chain controls that have failed, with effective supply chain management being a common issue in the in...

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Logistics spend management LOGISTICS SPEND MANAGEMENT

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Jul 15, 2019

Because transportation operates in the chaos of the real world, it’s subject to more unpredictability than other business processes. Carriers must operate in the realm of ocean storms, blizzards, and other natural hazards, along with operational errors or mechanical or infrastructure failures....

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The E-commerce Effect: The Modern Supply Chain Disruptor THE E-COMMERCE EFFECT: THE MODERN SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTOR

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Jul 10, 2019

E-commerce has become the biggest supply chain disruptor in the 21st century. Whether your organization sells, buys, manufactures or delivers physical products, e-commerce has dramatically changed the way you do business in the past 25 years. And now, as we reach what looks like peak e-commerce, the...

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The SiriusDecisions B-to-B Buying Decision Process Framework THE SIRIUSDECISIONS B-TO-B BUYING DECISION PROCESS FRAMEWORK

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Jul 08, 2019

Decisionmaking is a cognitive process defined by psychologists as the selection of a course of action from multiple alternatives (e.g. what to eat, where to shop). John Dewey, the pragmatic philosopher and psychologist, introduced the first decision process framework for consumer buying in his book ...

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The State of Supply Chain’s Role and Responsibilities THE STATE OF SUPPLY CHAIN’S ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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Jul 08, 2019

As global supply chains become more extended and interconnected, the need for effective vendor risk management is growing exponentially. While a high percentage of supply chain leaders rank safety compliance as a top priority within their own organizations, a smaller number of companies are paying a...

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Magnify Business Outcome: Building a Big Data Analytics Warehouse MAGNIFY BUSINESS OUTCOME: BUILDING A BIG DATA ANALYTICS WAREHOUSE

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Jul 02, 2019

According to a Gartner survey, only 15 percent of enterprises have matured their big data projects from proof of concept to production. Enterprises struggle to realize the business value from big data analytics warehouse solutions because they lack the skills to effectively use the open source ecosy...

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A Next Generation Tool That Transforms Supply Chain Decision Making A NEXT GENERATION TOOL THAT TRANSFORMS SUPPLY CHAIN DECISION MAKING

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Jul 01, 2019

Overall supply chain and logistics tech spending will rise to $87.8 billion over the next three years. Thats according to new research from Logistics Trends & Insights, LLC and American Global Logistics (AGL). The study shows that U.S. companies will spend more than $2.5 billion in disruptive lo...

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Project freight: Managing a multitude of shipments PROJECT FREIGHT: MANAGING A MULTITUDE OF SHIPMENTS

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Jun 30, 2019

Sorting out the logistics of just a single shipment can be a serious challenge. When you have multiple shipments to arrange all at once, it may be time to call in a full team of experts. Project freight services from a reliable freight service provider can take the stress out of managing product rol...

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Finite State Supply Chain Assessment FINITE STATE SUPPLY CHAIN ASSESSMENT

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Jun 30, 2019

5G promises to usher in the next generation of consumer, enterprise, and industrial technology. Among the other profound benefits it offers the global economy, 5G will realize the vision and potential of the Internet of Things (IoT). Advancements in 5G technology are expected to enable exponential g...

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Emerging Technologies in Supply Chain Management EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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Jun 30, 2019

Bringing technology into supply chain management has ensured some important advantages including reduced operational cost and errors, improved efficiency, and increased customer satisfaction due to these changes. Computerized supply chain management has allowed for improved visibility and tracking, ...

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TRANSPORT LOGISTICS TRANSPORT LOGISTICS

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Jun 30, 2019

The petroleum industry is separated into three major operations: upstream, midstream and downstream activities. The upstream operation, also known as the exploration and production (E&P) sector, covers the exploration, production and transportation of gas and crude oil from the oil fields to pro...

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DIRECTIVE CONSULTING PORTFOLIO DIRECTIVE CONSULTING PORTFOLIO

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Jun 24, 2019

We believe that data-driven marketing shouldn’t be confusing. Every company should know what works for their campaigns in order to make more ROI-driven decisions. At Directive, we not only craft customized campaigns for your unique marketing objectives - we exceed those objectives and truly re...

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AVOIDING THE PITFALLS OF A FIRST-TIME TMS BUYER AVOIDING THE PITFALLS OF A FIRST-TIME TMS BUYER

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Jun 22, 2019

Transportation management system (TMS) boasts one of the strongest ROIs of any supply chain management software: an average of about 7.5 percent in freight savings according to recent research by ARC Advisory Group. But a TMS is also notoriously thorny to implement, thanks in large part to the gap t...

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DISTRIBUTION & LOGISTICS FACILITIES DISTRIBUTION & LOGISTICS FACILITIES

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Jun 21, 2019

The Kentucky industry reports provide a list of facilities (with 10 or more employees) normally associated with Cabinet programs. Most information is taken directly from surveys completed by each facility or from phone or personal contact with the facility. Survey information is collected on an annu...

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WAREHOUSE AUTOMATION TRENDS WAREHOUSE AUTOMATION TRENDS

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Jun 20, 2019

Digital transformation is changing the face of modern warehousing. Data runs like a river in the digital supply chain, and forward-leaning manufacturers and distributors will have to channel that data to meet rapidly changing buyer expectations.

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

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Jun 19, 2019

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

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

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Jun 15, 2019

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

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Five Reasons Why 3PL Warehouses Need A Cloud-Based WMS FIVE REASONS WHY 3PL WAREHOUSES NEED A CLOUD-BASED WMS

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Jun 15, 2019

The 3PL warehousing industry is one of the fastest growing and lucrative sectors of the global economy. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the logistics industry is being inundated with a wave of new, relatively untested software products that promote themselves as cheaper alternatives to...

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

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Jun 15, 2019

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

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Intermodal Transportation INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION

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Jun 12, 2019

Intermodal, as you may already know, refers to moving cargo using two or more carriers or modes of transportation. What you might not know, however, is that intermodal could be the answer for problems that shippers like you face, such as driver shortages, heightened government oversight, and shrinki...

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2019 Fleet Management Benchmark Survey 2019 FLEET MANAGEMENT BENCHMARK SURVEY

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Jun 11, 2019

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

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Palletizing-Depalletizing Robotics PALLETIZING-DEPALLETIZING ROBOTICS

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Jun 10, 2019

Palletizing and depalletizing functions in a distribution center (DC) have evolved along a continuum from manual to fully robotic operation. Two major trends are directly impacting the palletizing and depalletizing functions in modern DCs: the proliferation of SKUs and the shortage of qualified, rel...

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OMNICHANNEL RETAILERS DELIVERING FROM THE ENDLESS AISLE OMNICHANNEL RETAILERS DELIVERING FROM THE ENDLESS AISLE

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Jun 08, 2019

Omnichannel retail strategies emerged as a response to the growing market share of eCommerce giants. Retailers started realizing they didn’t have a “retail problem” (the retail industry continues to grow), they had a real estate problem. What to do with all of these brick-andmortar...

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

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Jun 07, 2019

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

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

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Jun 06, 2019

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

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

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Jun 06, 2019

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

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TOTAL MATERIAL HANDLING FLEET OPTIMIZATION TOTAL MATERIAL HANDLING FLEET OPTIMIZATION

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Jun 06, 2019

NO ONE OPERATING A LIFT TRUCK or other material handling vehicle would operate the equipment with unnecessary obstructions blocking their view of the routes to take down aisles or when moving into a dock area. Visibility for safe navigation when it comes to the actual operation of material handling ...

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Five Proven Ways to Improve Your Warehouse Profitability FIVE PROVEN WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR WAREHOUSE PROFITABILITY

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Jun 05, 2019

As the global economy grows ever more connected, opportunities for fast-acting warehouses, 3PLs, and distribution centers continue to expand. These opportunities for increased profitability also bring new challenges to our industry. Everything from growing customer expectations to fiercer levels of ...

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DELIVERING INNOVATION WITH EXTREME LOGISTICS POWERED BY IoT AND AI DELIVERING INNOVATION WITH EXTREME LOGISTICS POWERED BY IOT AND AI

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Jun 05, 2019

Logistics can be referred to as the backbone for the success of any business. And logistics management plays an important role in an organization for meeting the consumer demands by planning, control, and implementation for effective and efficient movement and storage of the goods from their point o...

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

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Jun 03, 2019

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

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How connecting the supply chain improves business performance HOW CONNECTING THE SUPPLY CHAIN IMPROVES BUSINESS PERFORMANCE

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Jun 02, 2019

Better decisions are key to better business performance. Though the challenges facing supply chain leaders have stayed very similar over the past few decades, decisions around those challenges have become much more important. The supply chain affects a signiicant portion of the income statement, and...

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Five Simple Rules to Follow when Automating your Warehouse FIVE SIMPLE RULES TO FOLLOW WHEN AUTOMATING YOUR WAREHOUSE

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May 31, 2019

One indisputable fact exists for most manufacturers and distributors: Warehouse automation stands as one of the last areas where long-term costs can be significantly reduced. Given this fact, the decision to implement an Automated Storage/Retrieval System (AS/RS) should be an easy one to reach. Yet,...

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

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May 31, 2019

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

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Warehouseconstruction WAREHOUSECONSTRUCTION

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May 31, 2019

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

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Digitizing Freight Logistics DIGITIZING FREIGHT LOGISTICS

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May 31, 2019

Logistics and transportation today is built upon a universe of antiquated supply chain assets, in which eye-watering sums of capital now find their home. The investment plans for these assets were approved long ago, in a world far different than that in which we currently live. This is still the cas...

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How can you better manage your reverse supply chain? HOW CAN YOU BETTER MANAGE YOUR REVERSE SUPPLY CHAIN?

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May 31, 2019

By accurately accessing the true cost of returns and finding new methods to effectively manage the reverse logistics process, retailers can improve their profitability and enhance customer relationships.

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Supply Chain Overview Spend Analysis SUPPLY CHAIN OVERVIEW SPEND ANALYSIS

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May 29, 2019

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

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

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May 23, 2019

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

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The Four Ways 3PLs Can Profit From The Drop Shipping Revolution THE FOUR WAYS 3PLS CAN PROFIT FROM THE DROP SHIPPING REVOLUTION

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May 20, 2019

Driven by the still-surging $1.6 trillion-dollar e-Commerce marketplace1 , the worldwide demand for drop ship fulfillment is skyrocketing. Indeed, it is estimated that as much as 33% of all e-Commerce shipments are now being fulfilled via some form of drop shipping arrangement2 .

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

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May 20, 2019

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

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

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May 17, 2019

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

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

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May 15, 2019

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

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

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May 15, 2019

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

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

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May 10, 2019

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

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

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May 08, 2019

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

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

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May 07, 2019

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

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

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May 07, 2019

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

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

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May 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 30, 2019

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

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

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Apr 30, 2019

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

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The future for cloud-based supply chain management solutions THE FUTURE FOR CLOUD-BASED SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS

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Apr 30, 2019

This survey of senior managers and directors was conducted in four regions North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Central and South America, and Asia-Pacific with the aim of discovering attitudes towards and plans for the adoption of cloud-based supply chain management (SCM) solut...

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REDUCE TRANSPORTATION COSTS WITH TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE REDUCE TRANSPORTATION COSTS WITH TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

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Apr 29, 2019

Multi-carrier transportation management systems have been implemented within the enterprise order fulfillment process for the last 20 years or so. However, over the last couple of years there has been a higher demand for these systems from mid-sized companies, ecommerce retailers, and Omni channel r...

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

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Apr 26, 2019

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

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

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Apr 25, 2019

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

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

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Apr 24, 2019

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

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Digital Twins in Logistics DIGITAL TWINS IN LOGISTICS

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Apr 22, 2019

Over time, our modeling capabilities have become more sophisticated. Computers have replaced pencils. 3D computer models have replaced 2D drawings. Advanced modeling systems can simulate the operation and behavior of a product as well as its geometry. Until recently, however, there remained an unbri...

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

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Apr 19, 2019

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

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

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Apr 18, 2019

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

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

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Apr 17, 2019

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

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

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Apr 16, 2019

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

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

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Apr 13, 2019

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

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Preparing For International Business Shipping PREPARING FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SHIPPING

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Apr 11, 2019

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

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

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Apr 11, 2019

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

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

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Apr 09, 2019

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

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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Warehouse and Distribution Centres: 2018 Best Practice WAREHOUSE AND DISTRIBUTION CENTRES: 2018 BEST PRACTICE

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Mar 31, 2019

Warehouses and distribution centres play a key part in the supply chain. However, in such a fast-paced environment it can be challenging for warehouse managers to continually deliver successful performance figures against key metrics. This whitepaper delves into the common metrics used within wareho...

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 18, 2019

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

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The Five Biggest Technology Challenges Warehouses are Facing Today THE FIVE BIGGEST TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGES WAREHOUSES ARE FACING TODAY

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Mar 15, 2019

This is already a concern for many 3PL warehouses and addressing this challenge should be a top priority. The rise of e-Commerce purchases and consumer expectations make this perhaps the most important issue in our industry today.

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

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Mar 13, 2019

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

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

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Mar 12, 2019

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

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

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Mar 12, 2019

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

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

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Mar 05, 2019

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

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 20, 2019

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

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

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Feb 20, 2019

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

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

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Feb 19, 2019

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

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

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Feb 14, 2019

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

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The 2019 Transportation Management Trends for all Shippers to Know THE 2019 TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT TRENDS FOR ALL SHIPPERS TO KNOW

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Feb 11, 2019

From white glove services to shipping technology integration, 2019 is shaping up to be a year in which
shippers evolve to meet the growing demands of both business-to-business and direct-to-consumer
sales. Ultimately, effective transportation management means understanding the various ...

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How Advanced Vehicle Technology is Changing the Transportation Industry HOW ADVANCED VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING THE TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY

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Feb 06, 2019

Driven by technology advancements, computational power, and more digitally savvy people – customers and businesses – the requirements placed on a more connected world are greater than ever. Gartner predicts that by the end of 2017, there will be 8.4 billion connected devices in use world...

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Air cargo and e-commerce enabling global trade AIR CARGO AND E-COMMERCE ENABLING GLOBAL TRADE

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Jan 31, 2019

Our industry is set to double in size by 2035. IATA’s role is to facilitate the growth of civil aviation and cut airline costs by creating a better regulatory and business environment for our member airlines, and the stakeholders of the air cargo industry. IATA enables airlines, the wider valu...

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The Move to Digital LTL Shipping: How New LTL Technologies & Processes are Changing the Shipping Game THE MOVE TO DIGITAL LTL SHIPPING: HOW NEW LTL TECHNOLOGIES & PROCESSES ARE CHANGING THE SHIPPING GAME

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Jan 19, 2019

The LTL shipping industry is moving away from pen and paper documentation, and many shipping capabilities can now be handled from any smart device. Even carriers that lack devoted LTL shipping apps can still make freight management easier with mobile-optimized websites and platforms Freight Quote. M...

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The New Era of Container Shipping: Challenges and Opportunities THE NEW ERA OF CONTAINER SHIPPING: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

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Jan 16, 2019

In this whitepaper, we discuss some of the issues the ocean container shipping industry is facing, such as surplus capacity and weakening demand, as well as what we can do together to increase efficiency and restore profitability to the industry.

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How to Become a Shipper of Choice HOW TO BECOME A SHIPPER OF CHOICE

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Jan 15, 2019

Today, LTL carriers are focused on improving their earnings. However, issues such as the driver shortage, decrease in capacity, added federal regulations and rising operating expenses are hindering their progress. To neutralize these issues, carriers have increased freight rates by double digits, im...

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Tips for Managing Less Than Truckload Shipping in the Age of E-Commerce TIPS FOR MANAGING LESS THAN TRUCKLOAD SHIPPING IN THE AGE OF E-COMMERCE

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Jan 15, 2019

E-commerce growth is record-breaking, and experts estimate the businessto-consumer e-commerce revenue to reach $3.2 trillion by 2020. That doesn’t even count the mountains of products that are shipped back for recycling, repairs or replacement via reverselogistics —meanwhile, the value o...

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Cyber Security in the Transport and Logistics Industry CYBER SECURITY IN THE TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS INDUSTRY

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Jan 09, 2019

The UK’s transport and logistics sector is a complex network of public and private sector organisations. It features bodies as diverse as government departments and local authorities, multi-national haulage and logistics firms, train and rail operators, infrastructure providers, mass public tr...

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HOW EMM IS TRANSFORMING AND EMPOWERING TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS HOW EMM IS TRANSFORMING AND EMPOWERING TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS

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Dec 25, 2018

It’s no surprise, then, that IT capabilities designed to enable and enhance T&L functions are themselves also increasingly dependent upon mobility technologies to get the most out of investments in current and nextgeneration T&L. Optimal management of the essential elements of T&L&...

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Preparing supply chains for the Post-Brexit future PREPARING SUPPLY CHAINS FOR THE POST-BREXIT FUTURE

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Dec 11, 2018

A year on from the publication of the Damco white paper, Into the Unknown: Supply Chains after Brexit, there are still a number of unresolved policies and unknowable variables resulting from the UK’s decision to exit the European Union. For all of our customers, in the United Kingdom (UK), the...

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Roadmap Robotics in warehousing ROADMAP ROBOTICS IN WAREHOUSING

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Dec 02, 2018

Robots. Some people believe that we can turn off the lights in most of the warehouses within a couple of years. Robots will be doing the job, supported by operators, working in cooperation with new technology. From a technical point of view, it would be logical to assume that robots will be implemen...

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How Logistics Technology & Growth will Shape Shipping in 2019 HOW LOGISTICS TECHNOLOGY & GROWTH WILL SHAPE SHIPPING IN 2019

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Nov 30, 2018

The expansion of the global supply chain represents one of the most significant challenges and
opportunities for shippers and carriers around the globe. Proper planning of logistics will allows shippers
to reduce overhead expenses and overcome substantial obstacles, such as the trucker...

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Rail freight: a shift to innovation RAIL FREIGHT: A SHIFT TO INNOVATION

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Nov 29, 2018

Many of these new direct rail links between China and Europe are giving shippers like you opportunities to explore innovative new ways to lower costs while dramatically reducing delivery times compared with those of traditional maritime routes. While rail may not be the main means of freight transpo...

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The Current Factors Driving the Less Than Truckload Pricing Market THE CURRENT FACTORS DRIVING THE LESS THAN TRUCKLOAD PRICING MARKET

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Nov 28, 2018

Overall truckload fleets have seen turnover rates jump to 98 percent, and while much of the focus of higher turnover rates revolves around full truckload, the guarded less-than-truckload (LTL) fleets are starting to see a shift in turnover as well. Understanding industrywide turnover rates for truck...

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Drones for Deliveries DRONES FOR DELIVERIES

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Nov 22, 2018

With advancing drone technologies and increasing commercial usage, we believe the last mile shipping industry is ripe for disruption by delivery drones. Drones can significantly accelerate delivery times and reduce the human cost associated with the delivery. This report examines the value chain and...

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Increase Productivity with the Right Operational Mix INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY WITH THE RIGHT OPERATIONAL MIX

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Nov 18, 2018

The concept of fleet rightsizing is beneficial to organizations of all sizes to economize their assets while maintaining the right amount to be operationally efficient.

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Freight Payment Index FREIGHT PAYMENT INDEX

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Nov 15, 2018

In a sign that the U.S. economy moderated from the torrid pace in the second quarter, the U.S. Bank National Shipment and Spend Indexes fell sequentially in the third quarter.

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DOES YOUR COMPANY HAVE A SOLID TRANSPORTATION PROCUREMENT STRATEGY? DOES YOUR COMPANY HAVE A SOLID TRANSPORTATION PROCUREMENT STRATEGY?

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Nov 15, 2018

As logistics and supply chain leaders, it is our responsibility to continually push our organization and its logistics vendors to do better. Providing thought leadership, driving efficiencies, and ultimately being accountable is what all professionals are paid to do… and the pressure all this...

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The Evolution of LTL Shipping Practices: Addressing Capacity Woes, Use of Last Yard and How to Choose the Right LTL Carrier with So Many Options THE EVOLUTION OF LTL SHIPPING PRACTICES: ADDRESSING CAPACITY WOES, USE OF LAST YARD AND HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT LTL CARRIER WITH SO MANY OPTIONS

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Nov 13, 2018

The capacity crunch has been a core concern of shippers for several years, but as 2018 draws closer to the holiday shopping season, it will become a bigger problem. LTL capacity has routinely been used as a source of added capacity when full truckload becomes unavailable. Unfortunately, the worsenin...

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AIR FREIGHT, ECONOMIC GROWTH AND EMISSIONS AIR FREIGHT, ECONOMIC GROWTH AND EMISSIONS

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Nov 12, 2018

Economic growth helps in the growth of the air freight industry of a country and a region which in turn stimulates the overall economic growth. It is thus instinctive to study the relationship between economic growth and air freight development.

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Bracing for Brexit: how manufacturers can prepare, with systems equipped for change BRACING FOR BREXIT: HOW MANUFACTURERS CAN PREPARE, WITH SYSTEMS EQUIPPED FOR CHANGE

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Nov 07, 2018

For over 40 years, European manufacturers have been designing their supply chains to a trade regime requiring zero tariffs and minimal paperwork. Brexit has the potential to turn this system on its head and for UK manufacturers it poses many challenges. While acting too soon may not make much sense,...

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Trends In Driver Incentive Programs TRENDS IN DRIVER INCENTIVE PROGRAMS

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Nov 06, 2018

DURING THE THIRD QUARTER of 2018, FreightWaves partnered with SmartDrive to conduct a survey of nearly 250 respondents around how the driver squeeze had affected the industry and to better understand what companies were doing to retain the talent they had. The responses came from shippers, carriers,...

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When there WHEN THERE'S NAUGHT IN THE JUGGERNAUT: AUTONOMOUS TRUCKING BECKONS

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Oct 28, 2018

Freight trucking is integral to logistics, and often the most expensive part of a supply chain. With the concept of autonomous trucking becoming a reality, driverless trucks are set to take on the highways.

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Marketing Solutions 2018 MARKETING SOLUTIONS 2018

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Oct 25, 2018

Since 1853 Lloyd’s Loading List has been the essential work tool shippers turn to when looking for a solution to their global freight needs. Amidst uncertainty and change in the marketplace, marketing and advertising decisions have become more complex. Trying to evaluate return on investment a...

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Delivering the Goods:E‑commerce Logistics Transformation DELIVERING THE GOODS:E‑COMMERCE LOGISTICS TRANSFORMATION

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Oct 23, 2018

E‑commerce has the potential to offer micro‑, small‑ and
medium‑sized enterprises (MSMEs) almost instant accessto the global market like never before. Small businesses cantrade with a higher number of customers and partners thanmight otherwise walk past their door. In turn, a number ofimporta...

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How Blockchain Can Revitalize Trade Finance (Part 1) HOW BLOCKCHAIN CAN REVITALIZE TRADE FINANCE (PART 1)

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Oct 22, 2018

The trade finance industry has emerged as a key focus area for realizing the efficiencies of blockchain technology. Blockchain has the potential to disrupt the trade landscape by making it easier to reduce disputes and fraud to provide delivery and payment certainty, enable transparency of trade ass...

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Acing the E-Commerce and Logistics Game Means Going Back to the Basics with an Eye on the Future ACING THE E-COMMERCE AND LOGISTICS GAME MEANS GOING BACK TO THE BASICS WITH AN EYE ON THE FUTURE

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Oct 16, 2018

E-commerce growth has become part of the record books. According to Eric Rice of Supply Chain 24/7, e-commerce growth in 2017 grew faster than it has since 2011. E-commerce increased 49 percent, moving from 10 percent of total retail sales to 13 percent. Unfortunately, e-commerce shipping practices,...

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION

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Oct 15, 2018

Green transportation and sustainable freight transportation are increasingly important issues in light of rising fuel costs and environmental concerns. Although all forms of transportation contribute to greenhouse gases and congestion, trucking has the largest impact. In the U.S. alone, heavy-duty t...

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BLOCKCHAIN IN AVIATION BLOCKCHAIN IN AVIATION

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Oct 11, 2018

IATA has been conducting research and development on this technology for the past five years, starting with prototypes and in some cases testing in a production environment where there was a strong use case. In parallel, several airlines and their partners have been experimenting with the Blockchain...

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LOGISTICS INVESTMENTS IN SPAIN, ITALY AND PORTUGAL – GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES IN BURGEONING MARKETS LOGISTICS INVESTMENTS IN SPAIN, ITALY AND PORTUGAL – GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES IN BURGEONING MARKETS

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Oct 10, 2018

After Germany, Great Britain and France, Italy and Spain are the 4th and 5th largest logistics markets in Europe. In 2016, Italy’s logistics revenues topped EUR 91bn, and Spain surpassed EUR 72bn. Portugal, which is roughly a quarter the size of Spain by population, recorded logistics revenues...

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From Cost Center To Growth Center: Warehousing 2018 FROM COST CENTER TO GROWTH CENTER: WAREHOUSING 2018

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Oct 08, 2018

At its most basic, warehousing is a simple concept. It’s about storing materials or goods and filling orders from one end of the supply chain to the other. But in the real world of today, tomorrow and especially five years from now, warehousing is evolving to become anything but simple. Today&...

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Driving Sales Behavior With Non-Cash Rewards DRIVING SALES BEHAVIOR WITH NON-CASH REWARDS

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Oct 03, 2018

In the end, you need to be rewarding your sales reps with more than just money if you want to keep them motivated and if you want your sales compensation plan to deliver on its promises.

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Change the sales rep experience, improve the customer experience CHANGE THE SALES REP EXPERIENCE, IMPROVE THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

The first CRM launch truly changed the way sales were managed. We went from tracking customers on spreadsheets (and even in rolodexes) to tracking them and their attendant opportunities with software. It wasn’t long before reps started to feel the purpose of a CRM was more about preserving the...

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Pipeline Management and Forecasting Are Key to Improving the Sales Experience PIPELINE MANAGEMENT AND FORECASTING ARE KEY TO IMPROVING THE SALES EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

Let’s explore some of the current processes around pipeline management and forecasting and how they can be improved.

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Enhancing Container Visibility ENHANCING CONTAINER VISIBILITY

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Oct 02, 2018

Until recently shippers and the logistics companies they hire had little visibility into the whereabouts of the containers carrying their cargo because those boxes have been aptly described as “dark, dumb, and disconnected.” As technology advances that is dramatically changing, and Hub G...

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Transnet Freight Rail 2018 TRANSNET FREIGHT RAIL 2018

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Sep 30, 2018

Transnet Freight Rail has continued to actively seek
opportunities to service existing customers and new customers,which has resulted in a 3,3% volume growth compared to 2,3% in the previous financial year. This was despite the subdued economic climate characterised by low GDP growth and lowe...

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Ocean Shipping Best Practices OCEAN SHIPPING BEST PRACTICES

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Sep 28, 2018

Shippabo is a company of shippers, logistics consultants, and technologists helping businesses ship on their terms. We approach shipping with a commitment to bring greater transparency, collaboration, and actionable data to the world of shipping and logistics.

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The Future of the Supply Chain: Disrupt or Be Disrupted THE FUTURE OF THE SUPPLY CHAIN: DISRUPT OR BE DISRUPTED

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Sep 25, 2018

The consumer goods and retail industries are undergoing massive change, much of it either driven or enabled by supply chain transformation. This means previously unreachable efficiencies, but it also means preparing for disruption — either from existing competition or from unexpected sources a...

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6 Best Practices in Packaging and Labeling to Optimize Traceability 6 BEST PRACTICES IN PACKAGING AND LABELING TO OPTIMIZE TRACEABILITY

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Sep 24, 2018

Manufacturing across multiple industries is back on the rise. Much of this growth is due to emerging economies in places like China, India, Brazil and even countries in Africa where demand is soaring for a range of products from electronics and pharmaceuticals to food and consumer goods. For manufac...

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Blockchain Driven Supply Chain Ecosystem BLOCKCHAIN DRIVEN SUPPLY CHAIN ECOSYSTEM

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Sep 22, 2018

The SHIP NEXT White Paper is for information purposes only. It does not contain any advice to buy, sell, or solicitation of any offer to buy or sell SHIP NEXT tokens. Matters presented in this document shall not be relied upon in connection with any purchase or transaction decision. There are risks ...

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The Impact of Driver Behavior on Your Fleet’s Tire Spend THE IMPACT OF DRIVER BEHAVIOR ON YOUR FLEET’S TIRE SPEND

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Sep 18, 2018

As companies try to find new ways to increase their bottom line, the implementation of telematics has revealed ample opportunities to reduce operational costs. When it comes to fleet management, maintenance is one of the highest areas of spend and is essential in keeping vehicles on the road.

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BLOCKCHAIN IN LOGISTICS BLOCKCHAIN IN LOGISTICS

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Sep 18, 2018

What if we could remove the need for intermediaries in the world of logistics? What if transactions could be verified, recorded and coordinated autonomously without third parties? If this could be done, it would eliminate an entire layer of complexity from our global supply chains.

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A Guide to Warehouse Management System Implementation A GUIDE TO WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION

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Sep 17, 2018

There are many adages about what can be accomplished in a day, but you will not find any about WMS implementations. Warehouse Management System implementations are increasingly complex activities, and supply chain managers will incur increased costs and reduced ROI without knowing how to handle the ...

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Last Mile Delivery LAST MILE DELIVERY

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Sep 16, 2018

With seemingly never-ending news of major retail bankruptcies, the word “apocalypse” seemed to echo across every media outlet this year. In the past, blame has largely been placed on the rise of Amazon both in terms of increased competition and the high delivery expectations it’s c...

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NO HANDS: THE AUTONOMOUS FUTURE OF TRUCKING NO HANDS: THE AUTONOMOUS FUTURE OF TRUCKING

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Sep 15, 2018

Autonomous trucking could usher in a new age of fast, inexpensive and convenient transportation, with impacts reverberating far beyond the confines of the trucking industry.

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN LOGISTICS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN LOGISTICS

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Sep 15, 2018

Today we find ourselves in another transformational era in human history. Much like the agricultural and industrial revolutions before it, the digital revolution is redefining many aspects of modern life around the world.

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Smart ships and the changing maritime ecosystem SMART SHIPS AND THE CHANGING MARITIME ECOSYSTEM

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Sep 15, 2018

Change is a constant in the maritime industry. Sixty years ago, the introduction of the shipping container
revolutionized trade and changed the way transportation, shipping, loading and unloading of goods is
done even to this day (Levinson, 2008). Some even believe that its introductio...

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Rethinking the value chain RETHINKING THE VALUE CHAIN

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Sep 15, 2018

We are at the brink of a technological turning point. And, as is the case with any radical change, the opportunities and risks are being fiercely debated. That is how it must be. A look back through history demonstrates that humanity has often stood at the brink of such turning points.

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HOW SENSORS ARE MOVING MATERIALS HANDLING TOWARDS SAFE AUTOMATION HOW SENSORS ARE MOVING MATERIALS HANDLING TOWARDS SAFE AUTOMATION

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Sep 12, 2018

The Industry 4.0 revolution is enabling a new generation of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) for use in the first wave of smart manufacturing and distribution facilities. This revolution also requires new ways of thinking across all aspects of materials handling, especially when it comes to function...

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Blockchain Framework BLOCKCHAIN FRAMEWORK

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Sep 11, 2018

This White Paper provides a general technical overview of the proposed smart contract-based token generating event described in this White Paper (the "TGE") and, more generally, the Plug Platform. This White Paper is for information purposes only. None of Plug Global Limited, Plug Internat...

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A Retrospect and Forward Thinking Overview of Freight Logistics Trends in 2019 A RETROSPECT AND FORWARD THINKING OVERVIEW OF FREIGHT LOGISTICS TRENDS IN 2019

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Sep 10, 2018

Understanding the state of overall supply chain management is a massive undertaking. It involves countless hours of research, continuous review of leading supply chain experts, consideration of technologies and capabilities from around the globe, and much more. The internet is an invaluable resource...

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7 Reasons Why Warehouse Robots Beat Traditional Automation 7 REASONS WHY WAREHOUSE ROBOTS BEAT TRADITIONAL AUTOMATION

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Sep 09, 2018

In 2020, global retail e-commerce sales are expected to grow to $4.88 trillion, more than double 2017 figures1. The Amazon effect is at the heart of this e-commerce boom: consumers are empowered to demand what they want and when.

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Truths and tools for the modern supply chain TRUTHS AND TOOLS FOR THE MODERN SUPPLY CHAIN

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Sep 09, 2018

A supply chain is a system of organizations, people, activities, information, and resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier to customer. Effective management of the supply chain requires the commitment of supply chain partners to work closely to coordinate order generation, ord...

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Vacationing Through The Blockchain VACATIONING THROUGH THE BLOCKCHAIN

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Aug 25, 2018

Its purpose is to describe the anticipated plans of TravelBlock for developing a new blockchain token (“Token”) that will be used on a platform
sponsored by TravelBlock (“Platform”). Nothing in this document should be treated or read as a guarantee or promise of how Tr...

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Your Complete Guide To Less Than Truckload Shipping YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO LESS THAN TRUCKLOAD SHIPPING

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Aug 23, 2018

Less than truckload shipping is a mode of transportation where the shipper may not need a full 53-foot trailer (typical 18-wheeler truck) to ship their product. LTL shipments usually range from one hundred to ten thousand pounds, and/or 1-10 pallets. LTL carriers use a “hub and spoke” ne...

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Trade Tech – A New Age for Trade and Supply Chain Finance TRADE TECH – A NEW AGE FOR TRADE AND SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE

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Aug 23, 2018

At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, the Governors of the Supply Chain and Transport community, and the Stewardship Board of the System Initiative on Shaping the Future of International Trade and Investment, suggested that the Forum conduct research to bett...

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Achieving World Class Logistics Through Cross-Border Capabilities ACHIEVING WORLD CLASS LOGISTICS THROUGH CROSS-BORDER CAPABILITIES

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Aug 14, 2018

For more than a generation, China was the destination of choice for offshore supply chains. The
reasons made sense. An abundant and low-cost labor pool, cheap oil, and production costs generally
less expensive than those found in the U.S., encouraged many manufacturers to relocate indu...

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A GLOBAL TRANSPORTATION DATA PROTOCOL WITH DECENTRALIZED APPLICATIONS A GLOBAL TRANSPORTATION DATA PROTOCOL WITH DECENTRALIZED APPLICATIONS

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Aug 13, 2018

CarBlock is a decentralized blockchain platform and ecosystem that serves the entire automotive and transportation industry. While the internet has enabled the ¬ow of information, Carlock will do the same for data and assets. This increased access to data will enable businesses to make better de...

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Using Fleet Management to Make and Save Money USING FLEET MANAGEMENT TO MAKE AND SAVE MONEY

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Aug 11, 2018

A fleet can refer to motor vehicles, aircraft, marine vessels, trains, or even groups of people-all coordinating for a common purpose. This paper will touch on the different types of fleets, with a particular emphasis on ground transportation. In doing so, this paper will capitalize on the experienc...

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ambrosus AMBROSUS

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Aug 05, 2018

Since the world began to globalize after the initial industrial revolution, we have seen the rise of ever more complex supply chains to manage the subsequent flow of raw materials and goods around the planet[1]. These supply chains have been extremely successful, enabling the explosion of manufactur...

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The AirChain THE AIRCHAIN

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Jul 26, 2018

The Airchain does not have the legal qualification of a security since it does not give any rights to dividends or interests. The sale of Air chain is final and non-refundable. Air chain are not shares and do not give any right to participate to the general meeting of  Read More


Incentive Compensation Management: Build Versus Buy INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT: BUILD VERSUS BUY

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Jul 23, 2018

Custom ICM solutions are built for you, not auditors, so they typically don’t offer visibility into actions performed over time. Auditors may lack confidence in your homegrown system, especially if they find errors or omissions. In fact, audit risk from errors and overpayments is often the mos...

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The Three “S’s” of a Great Incentive Compensation Management System THE THREE “S’S” OF A GREAT INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Jul 23, 2018

It all ties together. You want your sales reps to behave a certain way and close a certain amount of deals in specific verticals that match your company’s 3- and/or 5-year vision, but the systems you currently have in place to drive this behavior are not working for any number of reasons. Most...

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Why Enterprise CPQ Implementations Fail WHY ENTERPRISE CPQ IMPLEMENTATIONS FAIL

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Jul 23, 2018

You’ve reached a certain point in the evolution of your company and you know it’s time to invest in a CPQ system. But buyer beware: There’s a certain misconception around CPQ systems as being plug-in devices or turnkey-ready overlays of your existing infrastructure, or a simple app...

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Moving Away from Spreadsheets: How to Know When It’s Time MOVING AWAY FROM SPREADSHEETS: HOW TO KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME

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Jul 23, 2018

The spreadsheet conundrum... Joe Smith, sales director for Great Start-Up Number 5 Billion and Thirty-One, puts on a blindfold and reaches out blindly for something, ANYTHING, to help him organize his team’s deals and commissions. He’s hopeful. He’s waiting. He knows he’ll co...

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Making the Case for a Modern-Day TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM MAKING THE CASE FOR A MODERN-DAY TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Jul 21, 2018

By leveraging the functionalities of a feature-rich, user-friendly TMS, companies can not only reduce their freight spend, but can also improve service levels, streamline their logistics functions and gain more control over their end-to-end supply chains.

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Logistics Meets Blockchain Technology LOGISTICS MEETS BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

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Jul 15, 2018

The flourishing e-commerce industry still suffers from major limitations. Customs duties are too high and often unjustified. Delivery problems continue to delay progress in many emerging countries. For example, Tarik from New Delhi is looking to purchase a new iPhone X, but Apple stores have a polic...

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Accelerating blockchain for the supply chain ACCELERATING BLOCKCHAIN FOR THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jul 15, 2018

Today’s supply chain is an unwieldy mass of links and players. Globalization means the connection points are spread further apart than ever before, and digitization has seen supply chain data proliferate hugely.

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Critical Issues In The Trucking Industry – 2018 CRITICAL ISSUES IN THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY – 2018

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Jul 10, 2018

The strengthening economy and robust freight demand have made 2018 a strong year for the trucking industry. However, the economic activity fueled, in part, by federal tax reform has not been without challenges for motor carriers and professional drivers. The driver shortage continues to exacerbate i...

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How Smarter Robots Will Disrupt Logistics HOW SMARTER ROBOTS WILL DISRUPT LOGISTICS

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Jul 07, 2018

Advances in robotics and artificial intelligence continue to drive the industry, but nowhere is this more evident than in today’s modern supply chain. With speed and efficiency improvements, these technologies are reshaping the future of logistics in all facets of the global supply chain.

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Blockchain-enabled solutions for the aerospace industry BLOCKCHAIN-ENABLED SOLUTIONS FOR THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY

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Jul 07, 2018

The aviation industry is expanding rapidly. With complex products, deep supply chains, and a decades-long after-market, aerospace and defense organizations must combat fraud in a wide range of scenarios, from multilevel supply chain visibility to supply authentication to certification of people and ...

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GLOBAL TRADE & TRANSPORT GLOBAL TRADE & TRANSPORT

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Jun 28, 2018

CargoCoin’s foundation is based on two main pillars – the first pillar being the online platform allowing for various parties to connect and exchange information on cargoes, their transport needs, as well as supplemental services. The second pillar is the smart contracts: those can be us...

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Revolutionising the global trade and transport by decentralisation REVOLUTIONISING THE GLOBAL TRADE AND TRANSPORT BY DECENTRALISATION

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Jun 28, 2018

The CargoCoin platform links the physical world of trade and transport with the blockchain. CargoCoin’s foundation is based on two main pillars – the first pillar being the online platform allowing for various parties to connect and exchange information on cargoes, their transport needs,...

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7 SECRETS TO CRACKINGTHE SUPPLY CHAIN CODE 7 SECRETS TO CRACKINGTHE SUPPLY CHAIN CODE

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Jun 25, 2018

Based on research from the IHL Group, companies are losing over 1 trillion dollars anually due to out of stocks and overstocks. This 1 trillion dollars flows throughout all commerce and no one is immune. Sears, Kmart, Gander Mountain, and more are joining the fallen ranks of companies unable to adap...

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SHORTENING THE LAST MILE: WINNING LOGISTICS STRATEGIES IN THE RACE TO THE URBAN CONSUMER SHORTENING THE LAST MILE: WINNING LOGISTICS STRATEGIES IN THE RACE TO THE URBAN CONSUMER

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Jun 20, 2018

Prior to examining how logistics and e-commerce players are innovating for change, it is worth illustrating the consumer group they are pivoting towards. In this section, a portrait of the urban consumer around the world is used to contextualize the environment in which internet retailers and transp...

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How Do We Achieve A Sustainable Future for Freight Transport? HOW DO WE ACHIEVE A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR FREIGHT TRANSPORT?

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Jun 19, 2018

No business article is complete these days without some reference to ‘sustainability’. Too often this looks like merely fashionable windowdressing, but for road freight transport, ‘sustainability’ is an imminent and existential challenge. The problem is simply stated. The Eur...

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Aurora Chain White Paper AURORA CHAIN WHITE PAPER

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Jun 15, 2018

Aurora Chain applies DPOS+BFT consensus mechanisms and
contracts with “speed of light” operation rate to link industries such as
games, big data, AI and IoT. Aurora Chain’s slogan is to build a
wonderful and colorful Blockchain world shining like aurora. Aurora...

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TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS

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Jun 13, 2018

At ICT Group we have 30 years of Container Terminal Experience. Our broad knowledge helps us analyze complex technical problems and deliver efficient and effective solutions. We provide high quality offers that are insightful and transparent to the customer. We can quote the fixed price or on a time...

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The Future Of Decentralised Last Mile Logistics THE FUTURE OF DECENTRALISED LAST MILE LOGISTICS

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Jun 11, 2018

This version of the Whitepaper is released as a draft for discussion and pre-information purposes only. This Whitepaper remains a work in progress and is subject to change without notice. Please do not copy or disseminate any part of this document without including this disclaimer and the section ti...

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Supply Chain Visibility: The unfulfilled Promise? SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY: THE UNFULFILLED PROMISE?

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Jun 10, 2018

Numerous supply chain management and
logistics studies conducted in recent years
by market research firms reveal a common
thread: Supply chain visibility is the topic
that respondents regularly cite as a high or
very high priority. And it’s no wonder, since Read More


The Shipping Platform of the Web 3.0 THE SHIPPING PLATFORM OF THE WEB 3.0

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Jun 06, 2018

Today, shipping industry accounts of
around 90% of the value of the World
Trade. Shipping is the life blood of
the global economy. Without shipping, intercontinental trade, the bulk
transport of raw materials, and the
import/export of affordable food and
man...

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Supply chain for long-term sustainable growth SUPPLY CHAIN FOR LONG-TERM SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

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Jun 06, 2018

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, the role of the corporate treasurer has evolved considerably. No longer seen as a “cost centre”, the treasury is now regarded as a “value creator” and the treasurer a pivotal figure in proactively managing the financial health ...

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End-to-end supply chain collaboration END-TO-END SUPPLY CHAIN COLLABORATION

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May 30, 2018

The importance of end-to-end supply chain collaboration has changed dramatically in the last two decades. As the expectations of both shareholders and consumers have soared, the collective brainpower, capability, technology, resources, and scale of most supply chains have become insufficient to meet...

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OPTIMISING SUPPLY CHAIN COST - ROAD TRANSPORTATION OPTIMISING SUPPLY CHAIN COST - ROAD TRANSPORTATION

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May 30, 2018

India has second largest road network across the world spanning over a 5.5 million Km (1). The road network transports 58% of the freight movement.(1) It is largely preferred transport option in India as it can provide door to door transport flexibility. Road transportation has gradually increased o...

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Working As One: How real-time cloud-based data-sharing will benefit the maritime shipping sector WORKING AS ONE: HOW REAL-TIME CLOUD-BASED DATA-SHARING WILL BENEFIT THE MARITIME SHIPPING SECTOR

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May 30, 2018

As the globalization of world trade accelerates, the importance of achieving operational speed without
sacrificing accuracy is becoming paramount to the success of all stakeholders in the international
the trading system-from shippers to logistics service providers, terminal operators,...

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The Future of Decentralized Cross-border Parcel Delivery THE FUTURE OF DECENTRALIZED CROSS-BORDER PARCEL DELIVERY

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May 29, 2018

Logistics is an industry of efficiency, scale, and most importantly: trust. A single cross-border parcel may be scanned dozens of times along its journey from origin to destination. These scans are the critical point of handover for transactions and payments, and enable consumers to track their pack...

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Supply Chain Visibility: From Passive to Active SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY: FROM PASSIVE TO ACTIVE

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May 24, 2018

With the dawning of the Information Age, always-on connectivity, and IoT with a Gartner projected 20 billion “things” connected online by the year 2020, we have more data than we’ve ever had before and the speed of business is traveling faster than we can keep up. IDC estimates tha...

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DATA INTEGRITY FOR SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONS,
POWERED BY BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY DATA INTEGRITY FOR SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONS, POWERED BY BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

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May 23, 2018

“Blockchain for supply chains” has become a prominent, and very promising application scenario for blockchains, enabling transparency between untrusted partners and traceability throughout production processes. The advantage of using blockchain technology in the supply chain is that it p...

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Reshaping Retail Fulfillment with Robotics RESHAPING RETAIL FULFILLMENT WITH ROBOTICS

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May 20, 2018

All of these advantages build the case for robotics as a positive addition to retail fulfillment, reducing overall costs (after the initial investment), improving the accuracy and production of the supply chain, and creating a higher potential for consumer happiness.

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Strategies for Success After Sizeable Business Growth STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS AFTER SIZEABLE BUSINESS GROWTH

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May 18, 2018

It can be a struggle to expand operations in order to sustain the additional business, processes may need changes to accommodate new or additional demands, and you might need to consider different technologies to facilitate improved operational optimization.

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HOW FREIGHT RAIL DELIVERS THE 21ST CENTURY HOW FREIGHT RAIL DELIVERS THE 21ST CENTURY

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May 18, 2018

Technology fuels America’s freight railroads, making a modern network capable of meeting today’s transportation challenges — and those of the future.

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The CargoConX THE CARGOCONX

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May 17, 2018

The logistics sector – worth €2.7 trillion per year in Europe alone – has faced massive pressure in the past few years, being forced to adapt to profound changes in consumer habits, like our newfound love for online shopping.

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The Ins and Outs of Free Shipping THE INS AND OUTS OF FREE SHIPPING

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May 16, 2018

Details about the United States and International shipping policies and limitations from ... We make every effort to deliver your order in a timely manner.Backorders/Stock-outs We are not able to offer free shipping for this service currently. Shopify's free shipping label template is the easies...

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Winter Tires WINTER TIRES

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May 15, 2018

According to the Federal Highway Administration accidents caused by winter weather result in 150,000 injuries and 2,000 deaths each year on average. In Canada, when it comes to winter driving, nearly 30% of car accidents occur on snowy or icy roads. A strong fleet safety program should include winte...

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How Effective Supply Chain Management Assists with Disaster Relief HOW EFFECTIVE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ASSISTS WITH DISASTER RELIEF

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May 15, 2018

Speed and efficiency are the most important elements of an effective disaster relief effort. Aid materials and personnel need to be transported to victims as soon after the disaster event as possible.

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BUILDING THE BLOCKCHAIN ECOSYSTEM FOR LOGISTICS BUILDING THE BLOCKCHAIN ECOSYSTEM FOR LOGISTICS

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May 13, 2018

Enterprise logistics in the supply chain is burdened by an unreliable and largely manual paper-based process. The resulting lack of transparency and absence of secure, trusted information creates cash flow delays and payment disputes affecting shippers and transporters globally.

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“Invoicing and payment processes in global container shipping: ready for disruption?” “INVOICING AND PAYMENT PROCESSES IN GLOBAL CONTAINER SHIPPING: READY FOR DISRUPTION?”

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May 13, 2018

The container liner shipping industry carries about 60% of the goods (by value) that are moved internationally by sea. To do so, container shipping lines (carriers) deploy about 5,100 containerships worldwide and provide approximately 400 scheduled liner services, most of which sail weekly.

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Inventory Management Secrets for Warehousing & Fulfillment INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SECRETS FOR WAREHOUSING & FULFILLMENT

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May 05, 2018

Global Order Promising (GOP) is a method of increasing on-time delivery, improving the reliability and accuracy of order promises, better managing commitments to key customers and more. It also maintains a company's visibility of their manufacturing, supplier, and transportation capacity while p...

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The GSCP ICO white paper by Block shipping THE GSCP ICO WHITE PAPER BY BLOCK SHIPPING

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May 02, 2018

The blockchain based GSCP platform is the world’s first freight container registry and the first global platform allowing all players in the shipping industry to perform a wide range of transactions related to the handling of containers. Key industry players have shown immense interest in supp...

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May 01, 2018

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Transport in the European Union Current Trends and Issues TRANSPORT IN THE EUROPEAN UNION CURRENT TRENDS AND ISSUES

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Apr 25, 2018

Transport is a cornerstone of European integration and is firmly linked to the establishment of the Single Market, which promotes jobs and economic growth. As one of the first common policy areas of today’s European Union (EU), it was seen as vital for fulfilling three of the four freedoms of ...

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2018 RETAIL & LOGISTICS 2018 RETAIL & LOGISTICS

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Apr 24, 2018

In 2017, there were more store closures than at the height of the Great Recession, Amazon continued to dominate the online market, and Cyber Monday outperformed Black Friday for online sales for the second year in a row. One thing remains clear for 2018: businesses that want to survive the “Re...

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A SAVVY GUIDE TO THE DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN A SAVVY GUIDE TO THE DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN

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Apr 24, 2018

Supply chains are the lifeblood of any business, impacting everything from the quality, delivery, and costs of a business’s products and services to customer service and satisfaction to ultimately profitability and return on assets. The requirements and pressures on supply chain teams—in...

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LET LET'S MAKE IT HAPPEN

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Apr 24, 2018

The invitation "Let’s make it happen" is addressed to each and everyone, inviting them to use the many possibilities offered by our country for both their own and the shared successes. "Let’s make it happen" reflects the values of our country while keeping the invitat...

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The potential of blockchain technology in supply chain management & security THE POTENTIAL OF BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT & SECURITY

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Apr 19, 2018

Blockchain has captivated the global economy like a tidal wave. At times it seems to be all consuming, and the suggested answer to every question. The purported benefits are endless and it promises to revolutionize nearly every industry. Proponents claim that it will provide transparency, security, ...

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Leveling up: Navigating the new trucking landscape LEVELING UP: NAVIGATING THE NEW TRUCKING LANDSCAPE

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Apr 18, 2018

Shippers are up against serious challenges in 2018. Numerous factors are combining to make it difficult for manufacturers and retailers alike to achieve the increased volume, speed and accuracy demanded by our booming economy.

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10 Critical Trucking Needs 10 CRITICAL TRUCKING NEEDS

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Apr 15, 2018

Kicking off the most recent American Trucking Association (ATA) conference, Bill Graves, the President and CEO of the ATA, gave an introduction on point to discussions of the week by walking through the top ten critical issues in the trucking industry, as laid out annually by the American Transporta...

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Supply Chain of the Future SUPPLY CHAIN OF THE FUTURE

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Apr 14, 2018

In an uncertain world, investing in mobile computing will enhance your short-term flexibility in order to gain long-term confidence. The traditional instinct of individuals in the face of uncertainty is to sit tight and wait out the situation. The world moves too fast and is too interconnected today...

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How to Optimize Full Truckload Shipping Through Technology & Best Practices HOW TO OPTIMIZE FULL TRUCKLOAD SHIPPING THROUGH TECHNOLOGY & BEST PRACTICES

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Apr 12, 2018

Cerasis is excited to announce the release of an all-new, exclusive, & educational resource “How to Optimize Full Truckload Shipping Through Technology & Best Practices” white paper!This is a must-read for those are looking to reduce Full Truckload costs and optimize full trucklo...

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Blockchain Adoption In Pharma Supply BLOCKCHAIN ADOPTION IN PHARMA SUPPLY

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Apr 11, 2018

Experts have asserted that despite recent developments, pharmaceutical supply chains are still far from reaching their full technological potential. Blockchain holds significant promise to advance the digital strength of medicine supply. , Currently, in the drug supply chain, trading partners connec...

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Adoption of Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain and Logistics ADOPTION OF BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY IN SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS

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Apr 10, 2018

In 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto created a fully distributed digital currency system using Blockchain technology. For several years, this system was unnoticed by the society, but after the breakthrough of Bitcoin, many scientists and developers became interested in the technology that allowed Bitcoin be th...

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The Shipping Platform of the Web 3.0 THE SHIPPING PLATFORM OF THE WEB 3.0

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Apr 09, 2018

Today, shipping industry accounts for around 90% of the value of the World Trade. Shipping is the lifeblood of the global economy. Without shipping, intercontinental trade, the bulk transport of raw materials, and the import/export of affordable food and manufactured goods would simply not be possib...

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E-COMMERCE LOGISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES E-COMMERCE LOGISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES

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Apr 05, 2018

Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) was established in 1980 to meet the needs of a newly deregulated domestic transportation market. Since then, through its leading third-party logistics (3PL) market research and history of helping companies outsource logistics functions, A&A has become a...

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Is Your Warehouse Robot Ready? IS YOUR WAREHOUSE ROBOT READY?

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Apr 04, 2018

The modern warehouse, distribution facility, and fulfillment center have always been a critical part of business operations, but the advent of robotics and digital transformation technologies has turned them into strategic sites for businesses to build a lean supply chain.

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Hyperloop Alpha HYPERLOOP ALPHA

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Apr 04, 2018

The first several pages will attempt to describe the design in everyday language, keeping numbers to a minimum and avoiding formulas and jargon. I apologize in advance for my loose use of language and imperfect analogies. The second section is for those with a technical background. There are no doub...

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Soft Automation in the Warehouse SOFT AUTOMATION IN THE WAREHOUSE

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Apr 01, 2018

Distribution centre operations are constantly evolving as innovative technologies arise and client demands continue to climb and change direction. Holding the balance in this dynamic ecosystem is as challenging as ever. Many organizations are staying in lock-step with the latest trends to stay compe...

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Ideal Applications for Cameras in Retail Distribution Centers IDEAL APPLICATIONS FOR CAMERAS IN RETAIL DISTRIBUTION CENTERS

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Apr 01, 2018

Retail distribution centres (DCs) face continuously expanding throughput and accuracy requirements as they strive to meet their customers’ expectations—whether shipments are destined for brick-and-mortar storefronts via truckload or sent by a parcel carrier director-consumer. 

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Best-in-Class Enterprise Logistics Providers Drive Competitive Advantage BEST-IN-CLASS ENTERPRISE LOGISTICS PROVIDERS DRIVE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

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Apr 01, 2018

In this Knowledgebase published in Inbound Logistics’ Top 3PL edition, Vice President of Client Solutions Rick Brumett shares insight into new challenges emerging in the omnichannel shipping environment – and how the right strategic partner can help e-commerce players meet increasing cus...

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BlockGrain BLOCKGRAIN

whitepaper

Apr 01, 2018

BlockGrain’s vision is to be the largest industrywide
platform for managing the agricultural supply
chain; connecting sellers and buyers, providing full
paddock-to-plate traceability and allowing bulk
logistics companies to manage and grow their
operations.

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New Supply Chain Innovation Technology - Best Practices NEW SUPPLY CHAIN INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY - BEST PRACTICES

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Mar 30, 2018

The purpose of this paper is to provide you with information about five new innovative technologies that could greatly impact your supply chain. We designed the paper to provide guidance on successfully navigating the innovation landscape for these technologies. We will delve into the many benefits ...

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The Key to Good Fleet Management: Rugged In-Vehicle Computers THE KEY TO GOOD FLEET MANAGEMENT: RUGGED IN-VEHICLE COMPUTERS

whitepaper

Mar 27, 2018

Vehicles in the industrial sector need to perform to their
maximum in harsh environments. Fleet managers will
need to have a good management system in place that
will give them up-to-date information on a vehicle’s
condition, such as its loading capability, fuel eff...

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Flexible fulfilment from store: Strategies to optimize cost and de-stress supply chain FLEXIBLE FULFILMENT FROM STORE: STRATEGIES TO OPTIMIZE COST AND DE-STRESS SUPPLY CHAIN

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Mar 23, 2018

In the brave new world of omni-channel retailing, there is a significant push to build front-end capabilities to capture customer mindshare and wallet share as well. However, the back-end fulfilment channels are increasingly becoming more and more stressed – ultimately resulting in poor custom...

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Blockchain and the Supply Chain BLOCKCHAIN AND THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Mar 22, 2018

Blockchain has traditionally been the technology underlying the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Blockchain was developed as a distributed technology that maintains an ongoing, ordered record, and is a distributed, open, and immutable ledger. Since the distribution is unique, each record is independently con...

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Recipe Supply Chain Risk Management RECIPE SUPPLY CHAIN RISK MANAGEMENT

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Mar 20, 2018

This whitepaper serves as a support for all those who deal with the implementation of a supply chain risk management. Target this stand-guide is to give companies a checklist of all relevant performance ingredients for a professional composition of a supply chain risk management at hand.

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Temperature sensitive logistics. Revolutionized. TEMPERATURE SENSITIVE LOGISTICS. REVOLUTIONIZED.

whitepaper

Mar 20, 2018

The logistics revolution, however, will come from our second project. The management has detected a game-changing opportunity to create a fully integrated, seamless logistics ecosystem, open to all entities within the industry and based on blockchain technology.

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Annual Analyses of the EU Air Transport Market 2016 ANNUAL ANALYSES OF THE EU AIR TRANSPORT MARKET 2016

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Mar 13, 2018

The European Commission has concluded annual reports since 1998 as part of its function as an observatory of the European Air Transport Industry. The reports have highlighted developments on legislative and regulatory measures and covered analysis of capacity, traffic and financial performance of ai...

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Shaking Up the Brown Box: Big Winners in Supply Chain Evolution SHAKING UP THE BROWN BOX: BIG WINNERS IN SUPPLY CHAIN EVOLUTION

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Mar 11, 2018

As e-commerce, fuels increasing consumer demands on product fulfilment and last-mile delivery, and digital technology becomes a catalyst for business improvement, Transportation Insight Founder and Chairman Paul Thompson shares his perspective on the supply chain’s digital evolution in this Kn...

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What You Can Learn From Walmart’s Global Supply Chain Success WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM WALMART’S GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN SUCCESS

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Mar 03, 2018

Conversation in supply chain management over the years has been dominated by the need of business leaders and logistics professionals to look at the digital world as a means to supercharge efficiency and productivity. The increasing need for organizations to transition to digital supply chain manage...

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Drone Delivery Update DRONE DELIVERY UPDATE

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Mar 03, 2018

Today’s industrial and supply chain management organizations are in the midst of a challenging – yet exciting – economic environment. They are wrestling with new and expanded market and competitive forces present in the U.S. and, for the first time in years, many other global econo...

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AIR FREIGHT MARKET ANALYSIS AIR FREIGHT MARKET ANALYSIS

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Mar 01, 2018

We would caution against reading too much into the softening in seasonally adjusted (SA) volumes in recent months as yet; we continue to expect FTKs to grow in the region of 4-5% in 2018. However, the boost from the inventory re-stocking cycle looks to have run its course, alongside a slower upward ...

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Towards transparent supply chains TOWARDS TRANSPARENT SUPPLY CHAINS

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Feb 27, 2018

Over the past decades supply chains have become increasingly more extended, more complex and more global. This increased the exposure to risks in the supply chain. As a result, we have witnessed more and more incidents related to e.g. labour conditions, environmental issues and human rights in the p...

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The future of the logistics industry THE FUTURE OF THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY

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Feb 26, 2018

Like most other industries, transportation and logistics (T&L) is currently confronting immense change; and like all change, this bringsboth risk and opportunity. New technology, new market entrants, newcustomer expectations, and new business models. There are many waysthe sector could develop t...

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Information management INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

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Feb 25, 2018

Traditionally, transportation and logistics companies face a number of challenges related to paper and information flow. There are exceedingly large volumes of documents needed in order to complete a process from the initial order to the final delivery of the goods.

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The Supply Chain Implications of the European Union THE SUPPLY CHAIN IMPLICATIONS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION'S CONFLICT MINERAL LANDSCAPE

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Feb 23, 2018

The European Union (EU) conflict minerals regulation (EU 2017/821)1 was passed into law on May 17, 2017. This regulation was largely the result of campaigning by non-governmental organizations against the systematic use of forced labour, torture and terrorism to induce indigenous populations to enga...

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The Freight & Transportation Management Trends to Know in 2018 THE FREIGHT & TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT TRENDS TO KNOW IN 2018

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Feb 22, 2018

The e-commerce market is expanding. E-commerce passed $2 trillion in 2017 with sales expected to surpass $3.2 trillion by 2020. Although this sounds great for most industries, it represents a major problem for the freight trucking industry. Amazon has already taken extensive steps to establish itsel...

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What’s the missing puzzle piece that will optimize your logistics network? WHAT’S THE MISSING PUZZLE PIECE THAT WILL OPTIMIZE YOUR LOGISTICS NETWORK?

whitepaper

Feb 21, 2018

This whitepaper will explore the significance of a continuous feedback loop between long-term strategic, medium-term tactical, and short-term operational planning. Even though the discussion centres around the example of a logistics network, the points are valid in many different areas of supply cha...

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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT REIMAGINED SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT REIMAGINED

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Feb 18, 2018

With multiple outbreaks of health hazards in food products such as the toxic insecticides found in eggs occurring in Europe, South Korea, and other countries in 2017, consumers are faced with rising fears in relation to supply chain management.

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Robots. Drones. Artificial Intelligence. Next-generation leading on-demand delivery company with ROBOTS. DRONES. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. NEXT-GENERATION LEADING ON-DEMAND DELIVERY COMPANY WITH

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Feb 15, 2018

Dorado Platform will transform the way goods move around cities by enabling anyone to have anything delivered on-demand. Our revolutionary HyperLocal Logistics platform on blockchain connects customers with local couriers, drones, robots who can deliver anything from any store or restaurant in minut...

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SKYFchain SKYFCHAIN

whitepaper

Feb 15, 2018

The SKYFchain Operating Platform will provide a disruptive solution for switching global logistics industries to unmanned systems. As an independent blockchain-based Operating Platform open to all industry participants it will contain critical information for each stage of lifecycle of a cargo robot...

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The New Operating Platform for Cargo Robotics Industry THE NEW OPERATING PLATFORM FOR CARGO ROBOTICS INDUSTRY

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Feb 15, 2018

The SKYFchain Operating Platform will provide a disruptive solution for switching global logistics industries to unmanned systems. As an independent blockchain-based Operating Platform open to all industry participants it will contain critical information for each stage of the lifecycle of a cargo r...

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Supply chain management in aerospace and defense SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT IN AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE

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Feb 14, 2018

A supply chain is at the heart of any aerospace and defense (A&D) organization’s success. Effective and efficient supply chains enable A&D organizations to meet their strategic and financial goals. The A&D supply chain is a complex ecosystem of different tiers of suppliers; origina...

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A Blockchain Based Data Ecosystem For The Global Seafood Industry A BLOCKCHAIN BASED DATA ECOSYSTEM FOR THE GLOBAL SEAFOOD INDUSTRY

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Feb 14, 2018

This White Paper contains information regarding the Fishcoin project (the “Project”), including information regarding the Fishcoin Ecosystem, the Fishcoin tokens, and their functionalities thereto, and is solely intended for the use of such intended recipient for information purposes onl...

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FREIGHT TO FINANCE FREIGHT TO FINANCE

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Feb 14, 2018

Transportation and supply chain costs significantly impact a company’s financial performance. CFOs rely on logistics, purchasing and supply chain professionals to cut expenses and enhance efficiency. A well-organized supply chain has the power to increase income while lowering operating costs ...

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A blockchain-based solar energy incentive A BLOCKCHAIN-BASED SOLAR ENERGY INCENTIVE

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Feb 14, 2018

Blockchain technology is driving innovation and scale-up in the energy, climate, and environmental sectors. SolarCoin, a blockchain-based digital asset, and currency are designed to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy. As a blockchain based technology, SolarCoin is global and decentr...

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Logistics Network Analysis LOGISTICS NETWORK ANALYSIS

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Feb 07, 2018

Do you know exactly how your product gets from your factory to its destination? If you’re like most shippers, you know in broad terms, but may be fuzzy on some of the details. Those details like handoffs among carriers, or the most efficient routes for each trade lane affect the cost and effic...

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The Last mile Logistics whitepaper THE LAST MILE LOGISTICS WHITEPAPER

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Feb 02, 2018

The last mile is bearing the brunt of the eCommerce boom. This is creating a set of unique challenges for all those involved. For example, as shoppers head online, retailers find themselves without the comfort and stability of brick and mortar for managing the customer experience. Logistics provider...

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THE NEXT INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION THE NEXT INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

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Feb 02, 2018

Over the last two decades, the face of retail has been dramatically changed by the internet and the emergence of new digital technologies. Electronic commerce has brought new standards of customer service, convenience and choice for the consumer. For retailers, it has opened up new opportunities to ...

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Building a Smart Factory with AI and Robotics BUILDING A SMART FACTORY WITH AI AND ROBOTICS

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Feb 02, 2018

Automation transformed 20th century production lines. Now, a combination of artificial intelligence and robotics is taking automation to the next level: the smart factory.

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Digital Supply Chain: The Next Big Breakthrough in Trucking. DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN: THE NEXT BIG BREAKTHROUGH IN TRUCKING.

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Feb 02, 2018

T he term “digital transformation” has echoed through every industry and major company in the last decade or so, usually with urgency. Every organization that wishes to remain relevant recognizes that the world is evolving, and the digitalization of commerce is inevitable. Those who don&...

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Knowledgebase: The Evolution of Enterprise Logistics KNOWLEDGEBASE: THE EVOLUTION OF ENTERPRISE LOGISTICS

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Jan 25, 2018

This piece by Founder Paul Thompson describes how enterprise logistics solutions providers have evolved their service offerings to meet customer demand for expertise across the supply chain without disrupting existing client platforms and customer and vendor relationships.

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Blockchain and Supply Chain Management BLOCKCHAIN AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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Jan 24, 2018

Many authors have explored the potential impact of blockchain on supply chain management, and indeed, many articles in the popular press extol the potential of blockchain to impact the supply chain.

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The New Rules: Delivery Logistics in the E-Commerce Era THE NEW RULES: DELIVERY LOGISTICS IN THE E-COMMERCE ERA

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Jan 21, 2018

With the e-commerce market expected to reach $3.5 trillion in the next five years, the “Amazon effect” has put escalating pressure on retailers of all segments and sizes to provide impeccable customer service—especially in the area of delivery.

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Protecting Your Fleet in the Age of Litigation PROTECTING YOUR FLEET IN THE AGE OF LITIGATION

whitepaper

Jan 18, 2018

No matter how you prepare, accidents are virtually unavoidable. Ninety-five percent of litigation expenses are paid by the carrier, despite studies concluding truck drivers are usually not at fault. Find out how to protect your fleet in this complimentary white paper.

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Millennials and the Supply Chain Talent Gap MILLENNIALS AND THE SUPPLY CHAIN TALENT GAP

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Jan 09, 2018

Due to globalization, disruptive technology like 3D printing and automation, and rising consumer expectations for speedy delivery, the worldwide supply chain is undergoing a period of unprecedented transformation. To fulfill the huge multitude of responsibilities and tasks associated with today&rsqu...

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Finding Gold in Logistics FINDING GOLD IN LOGISTICS

whitepaper

Jan 09, 2018

Accounting and private equity firms are clearly different types of businesses. Yet they face a common challenge: the need to align with a growing stable of external experts that can augment their core capabilities. For accounting firms, external experts can help CPAs become a true trusted business a...

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Building the Blockchain Logistics Protocol BUILDING THE BLOCKCHAIN LOGISTICS PROTOCOL

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Jan 08, 2018

Business to a business transfer of ownership of retail goods accounts for over 6 trillion USD in Asia alone. Approximately 150 billion USD is spent on domestic road freight to move these goods. Transfers are made by outsourced transportation providers, who have limited technological capabilities as ...

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PAPERLESS BUSINESS PROCESSES AND E-FREIGHT IN THE FORWARDING SECTOR PAPERLESS BUSINESS PROCESSES AND E-FREIGHT IN THE FORWARDING SECTOR

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Jan 01, 2018

Many things become fluid under pressure. The world in which sea and airfreight forwarders operate is changing fast. The changes include stricter customer requirements, amended laws and regulations, initiatives being taken by industry organizations and pressure from shippers and large logistics servi...

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Why Freight Visibility is Important WHY FREIGHT VISIBILITY IS IMPORTANT

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Jan 01, 2018

What is commonly called the “supply chain” may immediately bring up an image of a series of interconnected links. What might not be as readily seen on that chain is the constant movement of freight. Along the supply chain, goods in various stages must be transported to and from raw mater...

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Descartes MacroPoint Visibility for Shippers DESCARTES MACROPOINT VISIBILITY FOR SHIPPERS

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Jan 01, 2018

Realizing its value, shippers are also willing to invest in real-time visibility that enables them to receive accurate and actionable shipment monitoring information to achieve maximum operational planning. In fact, a recent Inbound Logistics industry survey indicated that most supply chain decision...

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HP Managed Services and Solutions for the Transportation and Logistics Industry HP MANAGED SERVICES AND SOLUTIONS FOR THE TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS INDUSTRY

whitepaper

Dec 28, 2017

Decades of revenue and shipping volume growth, globalization, and consolidation have shaped much of today‘s logistics market. Their primary effect has been to complicate supply chains—the heart of every logistics business. As product companies and shippers extended their operations acros...

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LOGISTICS & FINTECH: FROM DIRECT BENEFITS TO BIG IMPACTS LOGISTICS & FINTECH: FROM DIRECT BENEFITS TO BIG IMPACTS

whitepaper

Dec 26, 2017

This whitepaper is the result of the Logistics & Fintech programme, focusing on exchanging knowledge, promoting interest and creating collaboration opportunities between the fintech and logistics industries. This whitepaper presents our vision of financial innovation for the logistics industry, ...

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The cargo facility of the future THE CARGO FACILITY OF THE FUTURE

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Dec 24, 2017

Economic outlook, increasing customer expectations, and changing regulations are redefining the handling, storage, and distribution of goods transported by air which consequentially impacts cargo facilities. Changes are therefore needed in business models, architectural and process designs deployed ...

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Transport TRANSPORT

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Dec 21, 2017

The Constitution identifies the legislative responsibilities of different levels of government with regard to airports, roads, traffic management, and public transport. Transport is a function that is legislated and executed at all levels of government. In addition, for transport functions at the na...

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5 Tips for Successful WMS Implementations 5 TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL WMS IMPLEMENTATIONS

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Dec 20, 2017

The quote above embodies a fundamental belief in our company and while we’re not perfect, we really strive to keep things as simple as they can be, whether that’s an invoice, a project plan or documentation. It’s a guiding principle to keep us on our toes and one that’s at th...

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The Corellation Between Service and Savings in the Supply Chain THE CORELLATION BETWEEN SERVICE AND SAVINGS IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Dec 20, 2017

Many retailers and manufacturers focus on transportation spend when looking for strategies to cut costs in the supply chain. Companies attempting to take advantage of transportation discounts by switching carriers or shipping less frequently and stockpiling products actually end up increasing invent...

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Integrated service logistics to overcome every offshore challenge. INTEGRATED SERVICE LOGISTICS TO OVERCOME EVERY OFFSHORE CHALLENGE.

whitepaper

Dec 15, 2017

For further information on these logistics solutions, please don’t hesitate to ask any of the Siemens Gamesa booth assistants. Visit the Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy site to learn more about the diverse range of reliable wind energy services that will optimize your assets.

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Cycling and the Benefits of New Fleet Vehicles CYCLING AND THE BENEFITS OF NEW FLEET VEHICLES

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Dec 15, 2017

Regardless of the type of fleet, every fleet professional should understand the importance of implementing a cycling schedule on their leased fleet vehicles. A cycling schedule is a planned replacement schedule for fleet vehicles based on miles or engine hours accumulated and/or months in service.

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The Power of Disruptive Technology THE POWER OF DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY

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Dec 15, 2017

The ‘Internet of Things’ encompasses sensors, technology
and networking to allow buildings, infrastructures, devices
and additional ‘things’ to share information without requiring
human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.

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The Future of Logistics- What does the future hold for Freight Forwarders? THE FUTURE OF LOGISTICS- WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR FREIGHT FORWARDERS?

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Dec 15, 2017

The freight forwarding industry is in flux. Amid a rash of consolidations and acquisitions, small- and medium-sized forwarders find themselves struggling to remain competitive with their bigger brethren.

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Executive Guide Supply Chain Resources EXECUTIVE GUIDE SUPPLY CHAIN RESOURCES

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Dec 15, 2017

With seemingly never-ending news of major retail bankruptcies, the word “apocalypse” seemed to echo across every media outlet this year. In the past, blame has largely been placed on the rise of Amazon both in terms of increased competition and the high delivery expectations it’s c...

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INTELLIGENT. DECENTRALIZED. SECURE. INTELLIGENT. DECENTRALIZED. SECURE.

whitepaper

Dec 13, 2017

Consider the magnitude of the logistics industry. Looking back through history, the wheel is essentially the cornerstone of modern civilization. It brought us transportation, and transportation afforded us the systematic transfer of goods. From farm to market, and from market to table, the movement ...

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DRIVE WAREHOUSE PRODUCTIVITY UP AND ERRORS DOWN WITH WEARABLE DEVICES DRIVE WAREHOUSE PRODUCTIVITY UP AND ERRORS DOWN WITH WEARABLE DEVICES

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Dec 12, 2017

The role of today’s warehouse is changing; gone are the days where a warehouse is simply a space to store inventory and exchange goods. Warehouse operators are working in fastpaced and often decentralized environments and under time-sensitive schedules, to keep up with consumers’ ‘...

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Added value solutions to enhance the performance of your supply chain ADDED VALUE SOLUTIONS TO ENHANCE THE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

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Dec 01, 2017

Our engineering and project management department designs with you the most adapted solution for your inbound and outbound challenges. Our department is made up of logistics, transport and IT engineers helping to achieve the most robust and competitive solutions. We also rely on Human Ressources and...

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SERVITIZATION AND SUPPLY CHAINS SERVITIZATION AND SUPPLY CHAINS

whitepaper

Dec 01, 2017

This is the first of a series of white papers by DHL in collaboration with The Advanced Services Group, part of the Aston Business School, on the topic of servitization. The objective of this paper is to illustrate the concept of servitization, to show how it is driven by global trends and highlight...

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GLOBAL FORWARDING BIGGEST, FASTEST SAVINGS FOR GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS GLOBAL FORWARDING BIGGEST, FASTEST SAVINGS FOR GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAINS

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Nov 30, 2017

Global supply chains are becoming longer and more fragmented, presenting significant new issues for logistics professionals. In one survey, 104 global supply chain executives reported that visibility (21.1%), fluctuating consumer demand (19.1%), and inventory management (13.2%) were their biggest ch...

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2017 Global Logistics Report 2017 GLOBAL LOGISTICS REPORT

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Nov 29, 2017

While 2016 was a year of opportunity, 2017 is setting up to be a defining year for shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs). This year’s Eye for Transport (EFT) report shows that despite the rapid pace of change in the market, shippers and LSPs continue to improve the nature of their st...

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A Practical Methodology for Restructuring Supply Chains A PRACTICAL METHODOLOGY FOR RESTRUCTURING SUPPLY CHAINS

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Nov 28, 2017

Over the years we have been asked to support a variety of projects aimed at evaluating and restructuring supply chains. Virtually all of these requests are triggered by either an acquisition or a corporate cost reduction initiative focused on identifying and rooting out redundant costs spread across...

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Crowd-based City Logistics CROWD-BASED CITY LOGISTICS

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Nov 27, 2017

Cities are drivers of economic development, providing infrastructure to support countless activities and services. Today, the world’s 750 biggest cities account for more than 57% of the global GDP and this number is expected to increase to 61% by 2030. More than half of the world’s popul...

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ERP vs. best-of-breed software in global trade and logistics ERP VS. BEST-OF-BREED SOFTWARE IN GLOBAL TRADE AND LOGISTICS

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Nov 24, 2017

“Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a category of business management software – typically a suite of integrated applications – that an organization can use to collect, store, manage, and interpret data from many business activities.” This broad definition from Wikipedia g...

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Big Data Driven Transportation Analytics BIG DATA DRIVEN TRANSPORTATION ANALYTICS

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Nov 23, 2017

The TMW Systems architecture for concentrating and unifying operational data to deliver actionable insight at both the operational and strategic levels for individual customers and the transportation industry.

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FUTURE SUPPLY CHAIN: TOP 4 DELIVERY DISRUPTORS FUTURE SUPPLY CHAIN: TOP 4 DELIVERY DISRUPTORS

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Nov 21, 2017

The face of the logistics sector will change immensely over the next ten years, according to Australia’s supply chain industry experts and insiders. In this whitepaper, Logistics & Materials Handling shares the top four delivery disruptions facing the Australian supply chain in the next de...

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Blockchain For Transportation: Where The Future Starts BLOCKCHAIN FOR TRANSPORTATION: WHERE THE FUTURE STARTS

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Nov 21, 2017

As digital technology reshapes the transportation industry, Blockchain has become one of the top priorities for most organizations. Blockchain is a decentralized distributed technology designed specifically to transform business operations. The concept was introduced in a white paper by Satoshi Naka...

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Nov 20, 2017

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DIGITAL DISRUPTION IN FREIGHT AND LOGISTICS DIGITAL DISRUPTION IN FREIGHT AND LOGISTICS

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Nov 18, 2017

New, digital entrants are transforming traditional relationships in the freight and logistics business. Their offerings, built on big data, cloud, and connected platform technologies, give customers the seamless experience they already enjoy as consumers: ease of access, price transparency, and swif...

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Transportation & Logistics 2030 TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS 2030

whitepaper

Nov 18, 2017

We would like to thank the panelists who took part in the Delphi survey that underpins this report. For confidentiality reasons, their names will not be mentioned. We would also like to thank Thorsten Neumann, chairman of TAPA EMEA, for his support and opening up his network of security experts for ...

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UNDERSTANDING HAZMAT TRANSPORTATION WHITE PAPER UNDERSTANDING HAZMAT TRANSPORTATION WHITE PAPER

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Nov 18, 2017

Landstar System Inc. is a worldwide asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation services to a broad range of customers utilizing a network of independent sales agents, third-party capacity owners, and employees.

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A PRODUCT OF MARINE TRANSPORT INTERNATIONAL A PRODUCT OF MARINE TRANSPORT INTERNATIONAL

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Nov 18, 2017

Over the past few years, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology have emerged as a serious topic related to the future digitization of the maritime industry. Several use-cases, start-ups, and proofs-of-concept have been making their way to the media with proposed solutions that allegedly will u...

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Maritime transport, shipping, and port MARITIME TRANSPORT, SHIPPING, AND PORT

whitepaper

Nov 18, 2017

Maritime transport and shipping in the Belgian part of the North Sea (BNS) will be discussed in detail below. With regard to the ports, only sea ports (with the main purpose of handling sea-going ships) are taken into account, whereas fishing ports (mooring for fishing boats, see theme Fisheries) an...

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Logistics for physical stores LOGISTICS FOR PHYSICAL STORES

whitepaper

Nov 15, 2017

E-commerce is becoming increasingly integrated into retail business (and vice versa) and is set to become a natural part of this environment in step with the changing role
of the retail outlet itself.

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COMMERCIAL WIRELESS NETWORKS COMMERCIAL WIRELESS NETWORKS

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Nov 15, 2017

Today, more than 800,000 UAVs, otherwise known as drones, are registered in the United States.1 While hobbyists or recreational users make up the vast majority of drone users today, commercial drone applications promise economic opportunities and broader benefits for consumers and society. In the Un...

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Oil and Gas Supply Chain OIL AND GAS SUPPLY CHAIN

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Nov 11, 2017

Increased awareness and legal enforcement of the oil and gas industry’s environmental responsibilities are creating a commensurate need for effective and efficient technologies that help the industry clean the waste products their activities invariably generate.

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Logistics Flow Control: Gaining Command of the Inbound Supply Chain LOGISTICS FLOW CONTROL: GAINING COMMAND OF THE INBOUND SUPPLY CHAIN

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Nov 11, 2017

What retailers want from their inbound supply chain is simple. They want the greatest product availability with the lowest inventory. Or put another way, they want the right goods at the right and shortest time possible with the correct labeling and supporting electronic documentation to allow those...

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BLOCKCHAIN FOR TRANSPORTATION BLOCKCHAIN FOR TRANSPORTATION

whitepaper

Nov 11, 2017

As digital technology reshapes the transportation industry, Blockchain has become one of the top priorities for most organizations. The blockchain is a decentralized distributed technology designed specifically to transform business operations. The concept was introduced in a white paper by Satoshi ...

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SHIPCHAIN.INTELLIGENT. DECENTRALIZED. SECURE SHIPCHAIN.INTELLIGENT. DECENTRALIZED. SECURE

whitepaper

Oct 26, 2017

Consider the magnitude of the logistics industry. Looking back through history, the wheel is essentially the cornerstone of modern civilization. It brought us transportation, and transportation afforded us the systematic transfer of goods. From farm to market, and from market to table, the movement ...

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How to Build a Supply Chain That Thinks HOW TO BUILD A SUPPLY CHAIN THAT THINKS

whitepaper

Oct 25, 2017

Logistics managers have been waiting years for the next leap forward: end-to-end visibility. It is here, and it will give some organizations an unfair advantage on the field of global commerce. End-to-end visibility will bring about a cognitive, predictive and digital supply chain, in which the flow...

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Improving Supply Chain Visibility IMPROVING SUPPLY CHAIN VISIBILITY

whitepaper

Oct 25, 2017

Often discussed but rarely seen in action, end-to-end clinical trials supply chain visibility looks set to significantly improve the entire clinical trials process. Everything from overcoming forecasting challenges and dealing with regulatory complexity, right through to enhancing the returns proces...

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7 Steps to Building State-of-The-Art Delivery Operations 7 STEPS TO BUILDING STATE-OF-THE-ART DELIVERY OPERATIONS

whitepaper

Oct 23, 2017

For better or worse, the market for delivering goods and services has undergone drastic changes over the past few years. These days, customers expect seamless experiences with fast deliveries that arrive at the time and place they find most convenient.

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Transport Infrastructure for our global future TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE FOR OUR GLOBAL FUTURE

whitepaper

Oct 19, 2017

The Department for Transport has actively considered the needs of blind and partially sighted people in accessing this document. The text will be made available in full on the Department’s website. The text may be freely downloaded and translated by individuals or organizations for conversion ...

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4 Best Practices for Remarketing Your Fleet Vehicles 4 BEST PRACTICES FOR REMARKETING YOUR FLEET VEHICLES

whitepaper

Oct 18, 2017

All fleet managers, regardless of the size or purpose of their fleet, have to remarket their vehicles at some point. With multiple remarketing channels, an ever-changing market and constantly evolving technology in the fleet industry, selling your vehicle can seem like a challenging task. But it doe...

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10 Questions for a Warehouse Management System Vendor 10 QUESTIONS FOR A WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM VENDOR

whitepaper

Oct 12, 2017

In order to protect and grow your business and reduce risk, you need to select a supply chain management software (SCM) vendor with all the key functionality your industry requires – as well as room for growth and evolution of your individual business. But how do you cut through all the typica...

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Hyperloop Transportation System HYPERLOOP TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

whitepaper

Oct 12, 2017

Hyperloop is a completely new mode of fastest transportation. Hyperloop is firstly proposed by Elon Musk and a team of an engineer from Tesla Motors and the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation in August 2013. The concept of hyperloop includes traveling people from one place to another place i...

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First purpose built protocol for supply chains based on blockchain FIRST PURPOSE BUILT PROTOCOL FOR SUPPLY CHAINS BASED ON BLOCKCHAIN

whitepaper

Oct 05, 2017

Blockchain technology has huge potential to decentralize trust in supply chains and bring
measurable benefits and value to the public and private sectors. To unlock this potential, the
OriginTrail protocol was designed purposefully to tackle the main challenges which limit the
f...

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Air cargo serving e-commerce AIR CARGO SERVING E-COMMERCE

whitepaper

Sep 29, 2017

The global economy is increasingly turning to e-commerce: whether for online shopping between consumers and businesses, from consumer to consumer, or business to business. Traditional and digital worlds are also closely integrated with omnichannel solutions and business models mixing offline, online...

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Transportation and the Role of Hospitals TRANSPORTATION AND THE ROLE OF HOSPITALS

whitepaper

Sep 25, 2017

Health and well-being are inextricably linked to the social and economic conditions in which people live. Research has shown that only 20 percent of health can be attributed to medical care, while social and economic factors like access to healthy food, housing status, educational attainment and acc...

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Technology-led Disruptive Freight Marketplaces – The Future of Logistics Industry TECHNOLOGY-LED DISRUPTIVE FREIGHT MARKETPLACES – THE FUTURE OF LOGISTICS INDUSTRY

whitepaper

Sep 18, 2017

The success of Uber and similar on-demand ridesharing services has inspired the creation of technology-enabled freight marketplaces - as a solution to logistics challenges. Although a number of freight marketplaces exist today, the absence of a groundbreaking logistics marketplace similar to Uber or...

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Skills Framework for Logistics SKILLS FRAMEWORK FOR LOGISTICS

whitepaper

Sep 17, 2017

Logistics is an indispensable enabler of the global economy. It connects suppliers to manufacturers and merchants to customers, both domestically and globally. A bedrock of our everyday lives, the logistics sector ensures that our daily needs are met. Singapore’s position as the leading logist...

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Fleet management at scale FLEET MANAGEMENT AT SCALE

whitepaper

Sep 15, 2017

Google's employees are spread across the globe, and with job functions ranging from software engineers to financial analysts, they require a broad spectrum of technology to get their jobs done. As a result, we manage a fleet of nearly a quarter-million computers (workstations and laptops) across...

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Solasvgm A Product of Marine Transport International SOLASVGM A PRODUCT OF MARINE TRANSPORT INTERNATIONAL

whitepaper

Aug 30, 2017

Over the past few years, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology have emerged as a
serious topic related to the future digitization of the maritime industry. Several use-cases,
start-ups and proofs-of-concept have been making their way to the media with proposed
solutions t...

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Empowering Logistics Companies to Reach Beyond the Limitations of Quickbooks EMPOWERING LOGISTICS COMPANIES TO REACH BEYOND THE LIMITATIONS OF QUICKBOOKS

whitepaper

Aug 30, 2017

The pace of change continues to accelerate at an unprecedented rate for transportation and logistics companies. With intensely competitive international markets comes an increased pressure to deliver timely service while keeping costs low. Whether you transport goods via air, land or sea, behind the...

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The future of freight THE FUTURE OF FREIGHT

whitepaper

Aug 28, 2017

Monique needs a new lens for a photo shoot tomorrow morning. Scrambling, she looks for one online and finds a good choice from a reputable retailer. But she doesn’t work regular hours, and her apartment is in a high-rise with no doorman. A “Sorry We Missed You!” slip is not an opti...

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Digital platforms in freight transportation DIGITAL PLATFORMS IN FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION

whitepaper

Aug 25, 2017

The wind of change is blowing strongly in transportation & logistics. Digitization is
in full swing: it is opening a whole portfolio of new opportunities to reduce costs,
differentiate product offerings and redefine business models. Digital freight
platforms are driving the ...

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Navigating the road to Mexico NAVIGATING THE ROAD TO MEXICO

whitepaper

Aug 08, 2017

In 2014, Mexico was the seventh largest vehicle producer worldwide and served as an export platform for many of the world’s major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Mexico has been gaining momentum in recent years. In the early 1990s, there was a significant movement away from Mexico and...

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Change your logistics game with optimization CHANGE YOUR LOGISTICS GAME WITH OPTIMIZATION

whitepaper

Aug 01, 2017

The world of logistics is more volatile, precarious and competitive than ever before. And all signs indicate that this will only intensify. Trucking companies in the United States are fraught with tepid demand, falling volumes, and plunging prices. The intermodal market is sluggish as international ...

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Land Transport Whitepaper LAND TRANSPORT WHITEPAPER

whitepaper

Jul 28, 2017

Efficient transport connectivity and services are important to the economy and people of Brunei Darussalam. Hence, the Land Transport White Paper is developed to support the realization of the overarching goals of Wawasan 2035 and the Strategic Plan of the Ministry of Communications (2008 – 20...

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Ultimate Fulfillment Outsourcing Guide ULTIMATE FULFILLMENT OUTSOURCING GUIDE

whitepaper

Jul 27, 2017

Order fulfillment plays a vital role in your business. The way in which you receive, process and deliver orders to your end customers has a direct impact on the customer experience – and that can make or break your business. Often, outsourcing fulfillment operations can deliver the optimal cus...

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2017 SUPPLY CHAIN WHITE PAPER—BEST PRACTICES 2017 SUPPLY CHAIN WHITE PAPER—BEST PRACTICES

whitepaper

Jul 26, 2017

A food shipper on the hunt to track down an ace food grade logistics provider should be cognoscente of the potential supply chain handler's ability to understand the wants and needs of the demand market. Food producers need partners who listen to their particular requirements and concerns. The a...

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STRENGTHENING THE SUPPLY CHAIN STRENGTHENING THE SUPPLY CHAIN

whitepaper

Jul 20, 2017

As the supply chain playing field opens up to more companies seeing huge overall growth globally, it serves new challenges and complexities. Assessing where the disruptions and challenges lie enables effective planning to proactively manage such situations, resulting in a more robust global supply c...

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Toppling Misconceptions: AI Supply Chain TOPPLING MISCONCEPTIONS: AI SUPPLY CHAIN

whitepaper

Jul 19, 2017

Shippers, carriers, terminal operators, freight forwarders and 3PLs spend millions of dollars and resources each year guessing important operational metrics such as booking allocations or
container ETAs.

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Freight Management Today: How to Compete for Capacity FREIGHT MANAGEMENT TODAY: HOW TO COMPETE FOR CAPACITY

whitepaper

Jul 18, 2017

Securing freight capacity isn’t an easy thing today. The economy, e-commerce, and the driver shortage all cause problems for shippers trying to move product. This past winter saw historic shortages of capacity, and most experts believe tight capacity will only get tighter. Rosalyn Wilson, the ...

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10 Rules for Supply Chain & Logistics Optimization 10 RULES FOR SUPPLY CHAIN & LOGISTICS OPTIMIZATION

whitepaper

Jul 18, 2017

Companies have made tremendous strides in automating transaction processing and data capture related to supply chain and logistics operations. While these innovations have reduced cost by reducing manual effort, their greatest impact is yet to come. They are the essential enablers for optimizing sup...

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How to manage your dangerous goods logistics HOW TO MANAGE YOUR DANGEROUS GOODS LOGISTICS

whitepaper

Jul 18, 2017

The international sale of goods continues to increase in value and in numbers, driven by the meteoric rise of e-commerce, technological innovation and rapid globalization. But as more customers and businesses rely on large-scale and/or long-distance shipments to deliver products to new markets, the ...

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Reshaping the Future of Global Trade with World’s First Blockchain Bill of Lading RESHAPING THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL TRADE WITH WORLD’S FIRST BLOCKCHAIN BILL OF LADING

whitepaper

Jul 17, 2017

CargoX will transform the global shipping industry by securing “Bill of Lading” documents using blockchain technology, thus providing a way for importers and exporters to exchange those documents digitally, securely and without counterfeit in an open environment.

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How Companies Can Sustainably Reduce Costs by Optimizing Transportation Processes HOW COMPANIES CAN SUSTAINABLY REDUCE COSTS BY OPTIMIZING TRANSPORTATION PROCESSES

whitepaper

Jul 13, 2017

Automotive manufacturers and suppliers fight with high costs due to a dynamic environment shaped by constantly changing customer demands and fluctuations in demand as well as high pressure from competition. Various measures are taken so that they can be sustainably reduced, such as the reduction of ...

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IN COMMERCIAL DRONES, THE RACE IS ON IN COMMERCIAL DRONES, THE RACE IS ON

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Jul 05, 2017

Now that the Federal Aviation Administration has proposed regulations for commercial drones, the US industry can finally start catching up with other countries in this growing industry. In Japan, farmers have been using drones for decades to inspect crops. In Canada, police use drones for search-and...

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Building a Strong Foundation in Supply Chain BUILDING A STRONG FOUNDATION IN SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jun 28, 2017

Establishing the best supply chain possible is paramount to teams and leaders responsible for meeting the product and service needs of their internal and external customers. Fortunately, the supply chain world is constantly evolving and challenging leaders to reevaluate their place within the ecosys...

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Sales &Operations Planning SALES &OPERATIONS PLANNING

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Jun 21, 2017

The imbalance between supply and demand costs companies millions of dollars every year in lost customer opportunities, excess inventory carrying costs, expedited rates or excessive discounting to purge of excess inventory. The current economic climate and global pressures are forcing companies to re...

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7 Secrets to Fully Monetize 3PL Services 7 SECRETS TO FULLY MONETIZE 3PL SERVICES

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Jun 20, 2017

Complexity in the world of third-party logistics (3PL) has reached fever pitch. Fluctuations in capacity; increased client demands; and ongoing industry disruptions have created a volatile environment for distribution and logistics providers trying to optimize their supply chains. At the same time, ...

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Technology-led Disruptive Freight Marketplaces The Future of Logistics Industry TECHNOLOGY-LED DISRUPTIVE FREIGHT MARKETPLACES THE FUTURE OF LOGISTICS INDUSTRY

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Jun 18, 2017

The success of Uber and similar on-demand ridesharing services has inspired the creation of technology-enabled freight marketplaces - as a solution to logistics challenges. Although a number of freight marketplaces exist today, the absence of a groundbreaking logistics marketplace similar to Uber or...

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China Logistics Demand CHINA LOGISTICS DEMAND

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Jun 17, 2017

China’s growing consumer class is the driving engine behind the growing demand for high-quality logistics distribution space. The country’s household consumption has risen alongside average disposable incomes for the past two decades. Increasing incomes, in turn, are driving retail sales...

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STRENGTHENING THE SUPPLY CHAIN STRENGTHENING THE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Jun 15, 2017

According to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, the cost of US business logistics is over one trillion dollars a year. That is seven percent of the United States GDP, which is larger than the entire GDP of Mexico. The financial health of the U.S. economy and your business depends ...

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On the Aerodynamic Design of the Hyperloop Concept ON THE AERODYNAMIC DESIGN OF THE HYPERLOOP CONCEPT

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Jun 13, 2017

The Hyperloop is a ground-based transportation system concept slated to drastically reduce travel times over medium range distances, for example between San Francisco and Los Angeles. This paper discusses aerodynamic design considerations for the Hyperloop pod. A Hyperloop capsule travels in an unco...

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COMPONENTS OF AN ATTRACTIVE MINNESOTA FREIGHT MARKET COMPONENTS OF AN ATTRACTIVE MINNESOTA FREIGHT MARKET

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Jun 06, 2017

This white paper represents an effort to identify key aspects of an attractive freight market in Minnesota. Findings are based on approximately 30 individual consultant-led conversations with key stakeholders in Minnesota’s freight industry, including producers that grow, manufacture, and ship...

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Eliminate waste and cut costs with a LEAN supply chain ELIMINATE WASTE AND CUT COSTS WITH A LEAN SUPPLY CHAIN

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May 20, 2017

Every day, companies across a wide range of industries use LEAN in their supply chain operations, in warehouses and distribution centres, finance departments, customer service centres and many other areas. proving costly. Using LEAN, a revised changeover process was implemented that minimized downti...

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RE THINKING SUPPLY CHAINS RE THINKING SUPPLY CHAINS

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May 18, 2017

Faced with the ongoing disruption that is largely being fuelled by technology and exciting software development, almost every industry is being forced to rethink traditional strategies and operational approaches

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Hyperloop, Train of Future HYPERLOOP, TRAIN OF FUTURE

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May 17, 2017

The wheel is the most important initial invention of human significates the elevation of the standard of human being since ancient times, as we have progressed in science and technology and entered the era of microprocessor we gained transportation means like the car, trucks, airplanes, ships, etc. ...

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Market research on Warehouse Management System solutions MARKET RESEARCH ON WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SOLUTIONS

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May 13, 2017

In today’s business, all companies deal with Enterprise Resource Planning systems. Such systems connect business activities together. Companies get benefits if the system installed correctly and has been planned well. Certainly, the installation takes time and money. Quite often small companie...

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Continous interconnected supply chain CONTINOUS INTERCONNECTED SUPPLY CHAIN

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Apr 28, 2017

Would you be able to cite a major supply chain scandal? You must probably, & quickly, as many have been broadcast in the press, denting the reputation and costing millions to the involved firms.

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Clinical and Ancillary Supply Chain Management CLINICAL AND ANCILLARY SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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Apr 24, 2017

According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, nearly
240,000 clinical trials were registered as of February 2017,
comprising all 50 U.S. states and 195 countries. More
strikingly, over half of these studies included global (i.e.,
non-U.S.) sites

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Millennials in the Supply Chain Management MILLENNIALS IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

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Apr 24, 2017

As more millennials (born between 1980 and 1995) enter the marketplace, managers are recognizing the need to adjust traditional business and supply chain approaches to embrace a generation that is changing the workplace. Those who adapt quickly may garner the benefits gained from a highly competitiv...

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IATA-FIATA Air Cargo Program IATA-FIATA AIR CARGO PROGRAM

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Apr 24, 2017

Despite the successful global operation of the IATA Cargo Agency Program over many decades, the role of
IATA Cargo Agents (freight forwarders) has changed. Previously Cargo Agents were ‘selling-agents’ for and on
behalf of airlines. Whereas today the vast majority of forwar...

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A Vision for Data-Use in Logistics A VISION FOR DATA-USE IN LOGISTICS

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Apr 20, 2017

The logistics market is complex with multiple players and a high degree of competition. It is not uncommon for more than fifteen parties to be involved in a single transport leg. The market traditionally fosters a large degree of information asymmetry. Historically, this information asymmetry has ai...

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The Intelligent Approach to Freight Matching THE INTELLIGENT APPROACH TO FREIGHT MATCHING

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Apr 19, 2017

Shipping thin air is wrong, but it’s happening every day. Although all transport modes are ‘guilty’, Frost & Sullivan reports that, in road transport alone, 27 percent of trucks at any one time are running empty across the European Union. For the UK, the Freight Transport Assoc...

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SUPPLY CHAIN RECRUITMENT 5 Routes To Success SUPPLY CHAIN RECRUITMENT 5 ROUTES TO SUCCESS

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Apr 18, 2017

Rather than looking for certain skills, some companies are outsourcing aspects of their supply chain such as data mining and logistics management. Rather than using traditional avenues to recruit from, others are looking to other industry sectors to secure the future talent. The engaging government,...

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THROUGH SMART LOGISTICS THROUGH SMART LOGISTICS

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Apr 13, 2017

Imagine a pharmaceutical company has engaged you to ship critical medicines to a hospital. The medicine needs to be stored at a temperature below 40 Fahrenheit, so you arrange to ship it in refrigerated trucks. It needs to remain stable, so you pack it carefully and instruct your operator that the t...

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Improving supply chain communication: now to 2020 IMPROVING SUPPLY CHAIN COMMUNICATION: NOW TO 2020

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Apr 05, 2017

Increased communication in the supply chain • Suppliers more informed about customer uses and needs • Significant implementation problems: • Safety data sheets not of appropriate quality • Large and complicated exposure scenarios • Registrants not sufficiently aware of uses ...

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Driving E-Commerce Logistics Forward DRIVING E-COMMERCE LOGISTICS FORWARD

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Mar 17, 2017

A new wave of e-commerce is upon us and lessons have been learned, particularly in logistical support. A myriad of new business models in customer engagement and in addressing gaps in the traditional demand chain abound. However, in our view it's not just about novel business models that may wow...

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Excellence in Air Cargo Handling & Fast Cargo EXCELLENCE IN AIR CARGO HANDLING & FAST CARGO

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Mar 16, 2017

The placing and securing of air cargo in the aircraft in a defined manner that protects the aircraft and its systems during flight, Understanding “What the aircraft expects” • Complying with the aircraft Weight and Balance Manual • Recognizing that the aircraft has limitations,...

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Responsibility at Lufthansa Cargo. RESPONSIBILITY AT LUFTHANSA CARGO.

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Mar 15, 2017

Air freight connects continents. It networks our globalized world, guaranteeing both affluence and growth. In order to be able to maintain our position as a leading player in the air freight sector, a long-term strategy is required. Financial targets must be observed as much as the environmental asp...

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FREIGHT ASSESSMENT BLUEPRINT FREIGHT ASSESSMENT BLUEPRINT

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Mar 14, 2017

This work is supported by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The critical reviews of Cristiano Façanha, Oscar Delgado, and Rachel Muncrief of the ICCT were very valuable. In addition, we are very grateful for the feedback provided by Buddy Polovi...

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How to Navigate Risks in Your Supply Chain HOW TO NAVIGATE RISKS IN YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN

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Mar 07, 2017

North American shippers are experiencing seismic shifts in the global supply chain, as customer demand and increased complexity raise the threat of enterprise risk. Supply lines grow longer and competition increases daily

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Transport & Logistics Insights Report TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS INSIGHTS REPORT

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Mar 03, 2017

Transport and logistics companies must negotiate a complex cocktail of market risks to achieve stability, prosperity, and growth. In an industry where margins are being squeezed, and many SMEs face tough competition from their larger counterparts, harnessing the power of data and technology is essen...

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The Evolution of the Transparent and Cognitive Supply Chain THE EVOLUTION OF THE TRANSPARENT AND COGNITIVE SUPPLY CHAIN

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Feb 11, 2017

Many organizations face questions relative to the strategies they should put in place to thrive in a customer-centric economy – and in an environment where deep infrastructural changes are being driven by disruptive technologies and the rapid emergence of digital commerce channels.

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City Logistics: Challenges and Opportunities CITY LOGISTICS: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

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Feb 07, 2017

Today, around 54% of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050, this share is expected to go up significantly. As a result, city logistics, which focuses on the efficient and effective transportation of goods in urban areas while taking into account the negative effects on congestio...

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Reimagining Transportation the IoT Way REIMAGINING TRANSPORTATION THE IOT WAY

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Feb 01, 2017

In an increasingly competitive business environment and with sharply rising demands for passenger and cargo mobility, the global transportation industry is going through a challenging time. Industry players need to look for innovative ways to improve operational efficiencies, contain costs, and reta...

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Get the most out of Gps tracking by communicating the benefits to your drivers GET THE MOST OUT OF GPS TRACKING BY COMMUNICATING THE BENEFITS TO YOUR DRIVERS

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Jan 12, 2017

Fleet managers are constantly seeking better ways to control costs and improve profitability. Many operational expenses, such as the price of fuel and replacement parts for vehicles, are beyond your control. But there’s one area where you can exert a significant degree of control – labor...

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Discover How to Boost Fleet Productivity with a Telematics Solution DISCOVER HOW TO BOOST FLEET PRODUCTIVITY WITH A TELEMATICS SOLUTION

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Jan 12, 2017

GPS vehicle tracking systems provide fleet operators with a powerful tool to help cut costs and operate their vehicles more efficiently. But there’s another benefit to a telematics solution that’s often overlooked – improving productivity. And not just with your drivers, but throug...

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THE FIRST OPEN BLOCKCHAIN PLATFORM FOR CARGO TRANSPORTATION THE FIRST OPEN BLOCKCHAIN PLATFORM FOR CARGO TRANSPORTATION

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Jan 01, 2017

Along path had been traveled before the BLOCKCHAIN logistic solution has been invented. First of all, major carriers integrated the tariffs into their ERP systems in order to be able to give quick responses to delivery requests. Later on, they went online while smaller carriers started using forums ...

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Cold Supply Chain COLD SUPPLY CHAIN

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Dec 28, 2016

The 2016 Cold Chain Top Markets Report is being launched during a time of increased interest in international trade. The completion of negotiations in the Trans Pacific Partnership, and hopes for its quick ratification, has sparked expectations of improved opportunities to expand trade within partne...

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Transportation Accounting and Cerasis TRANSPORTATION ACCOUNTING AND CERASIS

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Dec 21, 2016

High Performing Supply Chains: Lessons from Asia
The way that your company manages its freight accounting can have a tremendous impact on your bottom line. According to Inbound Logistics and recent studies, a shipper could reduce the cost of their freight invoice to as little as 5 to 10 perce...

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Reimagining Transportation the IoT Way REIMAGINING TRANSPORTATION THE IOT WAY

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Dec 18, 2016

In an increasingly competitive business environment and with sharply rising demands for passenger and cargo mobility, the global transportation industry is going through a challenging time. Industry players need to look for innovative ways to improve operational efficiencies, contain costs, and reta...

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3D PRINTING AND THE FUTURE OF SUPPLY CHAINS 3D PRINTING AND THE FUTURE OF SUPPLY CHAINS

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Nov 26, 2016

Science fiction is fast becoming science fact as 3D printing begins to make inroads into manufacturing, from product design right through to the production floor. From engineering to automotive to healthcare, companies are recognizing that 3D printing presents an opportunity to ‘do things diff...

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Connected Shipping: Riding the Wave of E-Commerce CONNECTED SHIPPING: RIDING THE WAVE OF E-COMMERCE

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Nov 24, 2016

As shipping companies increase their reliance on e-commerce, they face several barriers. According to our latest research study, many of these businesses are undertaking progressive digital initiatives to overcome operational challenges and meet customers’ growing expectations.

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The impact of the kilometre charge on the logistics costs THE IMPACT OF THE KILOMETRE CHARGE ON THE LOGISTICS COSTS

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Nov 24, 2016

In order to reduce the number of kilometer-long traffic jams, to lower the impact of pollution on the environment, to allow foreigners to contribute more in accordance with the principle of ‘the user pays’, etc.  all responsible and worthwhile aims (MORA Mobiliteitsraad, 2010). Or r...

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Building your best LTL freight strategy BUILDING YOUR BEST LTL FREIGHT STRATEGY

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Nov 18, 2016

The rapid pace of change within B2B commerce has caused many companies to reassess core operating principles. Businesses that for years relied on tried-andtrusted freight strategies now find themselves under increased pressure from their customers to offer greater flexibility, faster deliveries and ...

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LOGISTICS-TECH LOGISTICS-TECH

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Nov 16, 2016

Every generation witnesses some dramatic and rapid rise of certain industries. Our generation has first witnessed the rise of IT Services and then the Telecom sector. But nothing has been as exciting and intriguing for most, as the rise of the Digital Consumer Industry in India. The Internet revolut...

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ROAD TRANSPORT FATALITIES ROAD TRANSPORT FATALITIES

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Nov 15, 2016

The road transport fatality data used in this infographic are available from the Work-related fatalities involving trucks, Australia, 2003 to 2012 report. The road freight injury data is available from the Work health and safety in the road freight transport industry report.

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Sailing In Strong Winds SAILING IN STRONG WINDS

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Nov 11, 2016

Not many people go sailing in our neck of the coast early in the season when the wind is blowing over 20 knots. I can understand why. Small Craft Warnings are issued, and well, it is windy! I would not want to go out either, except…

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Worldwide Shipping Instructions International Exhibitors MRO Europe 2016 WORLDWIDE SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITORS MRO EUROPE 2016

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Oct 28, 2016

TWI Group has been appointed by Penton Media , Inc. as the official transportation coordinator and onsite handling agent for exhibitors participating in MRO Europe 2016. On the following pages are specific instructions pertaining to this show including shipping deadline dates and documentation requi...

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Global Truck Study 2016 GLOBAL TRUCK STUDY 2016

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Oct 18, 2016

The traditional idea that economic growth means increased sales of trucks are breaking down. Commercial vehicle manufacturers are expected to sell barely any heavier (HCVs) and medium commercial (MCVs) vehicles in 2026 than they do today. In short, sales are likely to stagnate over the next ten year...

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Scalable End-to-End Logistics Simulation SCALABLE END-TO-END LOGISTICS SIMULATION

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Sep 30, 2016

Scalable End-to-End Logistics Simulation (SEELS™ ) architecture supports the modeling of complex logistical networks for commercial, military, and government customers for use in planning, analysis, and experimentation. For every customer, SEELS models their unique end-to-end logistical networ...

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Reverse Logistics REVERSE LOGISTICS

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Sep 29, 2016

Retail shopping has undergone a dramatic transformation in recent years. No longer must customers travel to stores to rummage through racks of clothing, shelves, and shelves of items, or other physical product displays. They also need not ask a sales associate to check in the back for the right size...

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