John's 2016 Logistics Crystal Ball

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The new year brings a lot of prognosticating, so let’s look at where the logistics world is now and where it’s going in 2016. It is a confusing forecast because there are so many unknowns.

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SACO Shipping GmbH

SACO Shipping - with its Headquarters in Hamburg and branches in Bremen, Duisburg, Vienna, Basel, Prague, Bratislava and Budapest , was founded in 1988. The company has remained in private hands and is run by its owners Andrea Briks and Harald Pahl.

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How AI and automation could impact supply chain roles

Article | April 19, 2020

Innovations such as AI and automation have been tipped to kickstart the Fourth Revolution. While the technology is being widely adopted, it is constantly evolving. Therefore, there is uncertainty surrounding its overall impact, particularly on professional roles within the supply chain. Some fear that the technology will replace its human counterparts, while other experts suggest it will work in unison with humans, supporting them to focus on higher value opportunities. Amidst all of this uncertainty one thing is for certain: AI and automation will change how we operate.

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Transportation Technology: A Source Of Clarity For Supply Chains In Need

Article | April 15, 2020

Transportation has always been the cornerstone of the supply chain and arguably its most targeted area when something goes wrong with a shipment. Why is my package late? What is my load’s current location? What is the ETA for my order? These are the daily questions that come from warehouses, distribution centers, and their end consumers – and they’re being asked now more than ever. Answering these questions requires holistic visibility into your supply chain that can only be achieved with the right mix of transportation technology and data management.

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Supply Chain Peak Season Technology: Are Your Systems Updated & Ready?

Article | April 17, 2020

Supply chain peak season technology aids supply chain leaders in understanding their operations, unlocking insights, reviewing performance, and much more. In conjunction with the rise of e-commerce and ongoing demand for more products, faster service, and better supply chain performance, the entire year begins to take on the characteristics of supply chain peak season which traditionally has occurred during the time period after Labor Day through returns season in January.

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Warehouse layout optimization tips to increase production

Article | October 15, 2020

Labor costs, on an average, constitute more than 65% of the expenses for a warehouse. It is a best practice to review the operation of your warehouse before implementing automation, but it also has a significant impact on production and operational efficiency. The processes in a disarrayed warehouse cannot easily be automated as automation heavily relies on warehouse layout optimization, as well as standardized processes and procedures.

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SACO Shipping GmbH

SACO Shipping - with its Headquarters in Hamburg and branches in Bremen, Duisburg, Vienna, Basel, Prague, Bratislava and Budapest , was founded in 1988. The company has remained in private hands and is run by its owners Andrea Briks and Harald Pahl.

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