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| July 29, 2019
Virgin Trains provides customers with fast, frequent passenger train services on the West Coast Main Line. We serve major towns and cities including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow.
Article | March 11, 2020
We’re all familiar with the consumer “one-click” digital experience. More likely than not, however, logistics teams face a daily work experience that’s nowhere close to digital. Operations at major ports and container freight stations are still filled with paper manifests, green screens, phone calls to origin gateways, and an inability to access the right information at the right time. Freight forwarders book hundreds of containers a month by sorting through endless PDFs and chasing down e-mails for key information a daily journey filled with unnecessary manual tasks, inefficiencies, and frustration.
Article | February 18, 2020
Logistics can be a tough business. In a world where your Amazon orders arrive the same or next day, customers are demanding more from all their suppliers. That leaves businesses struggling to keep up with customer expectations and forcing them to reevaluate – and reinvent – their distribution networks to become more agile. Not only is customer satisfaction at stake, but in an uncertain world, logistics costs can easily spiral out of control, threatening the financial bottom line. Striking a profitable balance between customer service and costs is what defines a successful logistics operation.
Article | March 27, 2020
Lower back pain is the second most common reason for a doctor visit, and costs the supply-chain industry around $100 billion per year. One of the leading culprits for this pain and expense is the pushing and pulling that occurs in the hundreds of thousands of distribution facilities throughout the world. Thousands of employees injure themselves each year because of some sort of pushing activity with industrial equipment. It’s clear that we’re not doing enough to solve this problem. However, we are seeing improvements in measurement standards for equipment that’s involved with pushing.
Article | February 10, 2020
Global trends in shipping continue to evolve in the wake of uncertainty and risk. The recent outbreak of the Coronavirus threatens to undermine use of shipping options that would involve air freight between the U.S. and China, explains Wired. New hazmat regulations are taking effect in 2020. Retailers are trying to stay evergreen and compete with Amazon. The list of risks is endless, and the only way to really succeed will lie in understanding the trends in shipping by vertical and a few key sectors that require vigilance in the coming year.
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