Smart and sustainable logistics for a competitive Europe

The logistics sector is a key driver of EU economic integration and growth. Access to internal and global markets depends on efficient and cost-effective logistics throughout the EU for long-term economic prosperity. Logistics covers planning, implementing and controlling the movement of raw materials, semifinished products and finished goods (EC, 2007a). The efficiency of freight logistics has a direct impact on product prices and security of supply. Estimates put logistics at 12% of the total cost in the manufacturing sector and at more than 20% in the retail sector (EC, 2007b). This makes logistics a key determinant of the competitiveness of the EU economy.

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KCH Transportation offers professional tech-based domestic transportation services that fulfill the requirements of virtually any type of freight. Whether you’re shipping full truckloads, LTL, intermodal, drayage, or have specialized needs, KCH gets the job done with white-glove service that prioritizes what’s most important to you. We believe in building collaborative partnerships with our customers to optimize their domestic supply chain. Keeping customers happy is our priority!

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Four Ways that Technology is Remolding the Digital Supply Chain

whitePaper | December 16, 2019

Supply chains are a prominent cog in delivering what we need in our daily lives. Almost everything around us has passed through various links in the supply chain. Supply chain efficiency is therefore vital to keeping customers happy — and loyal. And the importance of supply chain excellence is hypercritical given the growing demand for more personalized products and services, delivered exactly when and where customers specify, quickly and at exceptionally low cost.

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Innovative SAP solutions for the Transportation industry

whitePaper | August 30, 2022

As Public Transportation Authorities and Agencies continue to innovate and transform the o erings and services that they provide their users via multiple channels to keep pace with external pressures of alternative transportation methods like Uber & Lyft and autonomous vehicles, the same must go for their underlying technology systems. Transit Executives are looking to change business models and embrace new technologies to compete and improve and streamline the user experience. The Public Transportation sector must continue to secure and attain government funding to support the acquisition of innovative technology o erings, and, most importantly, continue to optimize, and streamline their current business operations to stay lean and e ective while innovating

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Securing the Software Supply Chain: Recommended Practices Guide for Developers

whitePaper | August 22, 2022

Cyberattacks are conducted via cyberspace and target an enterprise’s use of cyberspace for the purpose of disrupting, disabling, destroying, or maliciously controlling a computing environment or infrastructure; or destroying the integrity of the data or stealing controlled information.1 Recent cyberattacks such as those executed against SolarWinds and its customers.

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Revolutionizing Logistics and Transportation through Blockchain

whitePaper | January 17, 2020

With the sheer pace of globalization and the rise of e-commerce and other factors contributing to the cause, the global economy has become more integrated and interconnected. However, one critical aspect which has facilitated in the burgeoning rise of the integration of the world economy is the globalization of the logistics that links trade and commerce. A simple principle of trust among the various stakeholders has been the binding thread in the incredibly complex supply chain.

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REVIEW OF MARITIME TRANSPORT 2019

whitePaper | November 11, 2019

Global maritime trade expanded at a slower pace in 2018, while volumes reached 11 billion tons. Reflecting developments in the world economy and trade activity, international maritime trade lost momentum in 2018. Volumes expanded at 2.7 per cent in 2018, down from 4.1 per cent in 2017. The slowdown was broadbased and affected nearly all maritime cargo segments. It undermined global port cargo-handling activities, and growth in containerized global port throughput decelerated to 4.7 per cent, down from 6.7 per cent in 2017.

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Reusable Packaging for the New Wave of Supply Chain Automation

whitePaper | November 2, 2022

Now more than ever, companies need their supply chains to be flexible, accurate and nimble to increase productivity and drive efficiency. Speed is king with consumers, as the majority have come to expect products to be in their hands at much quicker speeds than ever before.

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KCH Transportation

KCH Transportation offers professional tech-based domestic transportation services that fulfill the requirements of virtually any type of freight. Whether you’re shipping full truckloads, LTL, intermodal, drayage, or have specialized needs, KCH gets the job done with white-glove service that prioritizes what’s most important to you. We believe in building collaborative partnerships with our customers to optimize their domestic supply chain. Keeping customers happy is our priority!

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