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What’s the Next Phase of Supply Chain Evolution?

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Jan 2021

What’s the Next Phase of Supply Chain Evolution?

The reworking of supply chains has a simple purpose of fitting the new world economy’s needs and demands. And freight data sharing platforms had already started before the mess of 2020 began. Additionally, the shift towards digital media and reinvented processes of global supply chains continues still today. Supply chain evolution is highly focused on market sub-segments, especially on those within the middle class. According to Supply Chain...

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5 Use Cases of Autonomous Logistics Management for 2021

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Jan 2021

5 Use Cases of Autonomous Logistics Management for 2021

Within the shipping and logistics industry, several processes are essential to proper operations. Autonomous logistics management is an integral part of the process and includes many use cases applied to practically any niche within the market today. With the healthy growth of e-commerce, industrial automation processes are essential. Here are five such use cases that managers need to be aware of heading into 2021 as they embrace...

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Digitisation: Shifting Gears in 2021

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Jan 2021

Digitisation: Shifting Gears in 2021

2020 will be remembered as the year of mass digitisation. Few had imagined that the wind finally started turning. But when humans don’t have a choice, they adapt. Before Covid-19, pressures resulted from slowing growth and trade wars and rising consumer expectations. Consumers demand more transparency, governments wish to ensure homeland security, and supply chain stakeholders are seeking higher levels of visibility for optimisation and...

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Inventory System Concern: Should Companies Always Maintain Peak Season Stock?

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Nov 2020

Inventory System Concern: Should Companies Always Maintain Peak Season Stock?

Peak season gets more extensive and more demanding every year.  And the upcoming peak season is expected to shatter records. As reported by Supply Chain Dive, “2020 has been a slow year for retailers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the upcoming sales are a great opportunity to boost sales and make up for the lost revenue. But at the same time, it’s going to be an insanely busy...

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5 Parcel Surcharge Updates to Know Going Into Peak 2020

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Oct 2020

5 Parcel Surcharge Updates to Know Going Into Peak 2020

As companies gear up for peak season, it’s essential to realize that parcel peak surcharges will be significantly different from previous years. UPS, FedEx, and USPS are already predicting historic parcel demands, and practically zero indications have appeared to slow the trend. As a result, it’s essential to realize a few things about parcel surcharges going into peak season 2020.  So, let’s give you 5...

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Oct 2020

JIT Fulfillment for an Omnichannel Experience: 5 Peak Season Tips

Peak season is rapidly approaching once again and always seems to overwhelm supply chains. The upcoming peak season will probably set an all-new bar for future peak seasons to come, especially during uncertainty and the onset of the global pandemic. And ensuring an omnichannel experience for suppliers, businesses, and consumers is paramount for a successful peak season. A seamless, blended, and omnichannel strategy will undoubtedly improve...

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Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Quantum Computing, Sustainability & Global volatility: DHL Logistics Trend Radar unveils trends that will shape logistics in the future

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Oct 2020

Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Quantum Computing, Sustainability & Global volatility: DHL Logistics Trend Radar unveils trends that will shape logistics in the future

COVID-19 accelerating digital and automation agendas, as well as future of work Dynamic growth in data analytics, artificial intelligence, robotics, IoT, Cloud, API’s signal a new normal for logistics Breakthroughs in Quantum Computing, Blockchain, and Space Logistics signal new niches for logistics providers to solve large-scale problems and create new services Sustainability is a cross-industry imperative, accelerating the need for innovation in packaging, planning, optimization...

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How Work Management Software Has Helped Remote Workforces Succeed

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Oct 2020

How Work Management Software Has Helped Remote Workforces Succeed

  Just a few months ago, the interplay between work, workforce, and workplace was well-established: Workers generally came together as a workforce in the workplace to get their work done. Then they went home. Most systems—IT, management, HR—were set up to function in that paradigm. Remote work arrangements were often short-term or “exceptions” and often discouraged. And then the catalyst called Covid hit, and—often within...

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The Rapid Growth of E-Commerce Logistics Retail e‐commerce sales in the second quarter of 2020 hit $211.5 billion.

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Oct 2020

The Rapid Growth of E-Commerce Logistics Retail e‐commerce sales in the second quarter of 2020 hit $211.5 billion.

Growing e-commerce sales are driving up U.S. e‐commerce logistics costs with a 19.9% CAGR expected through 2020, according to a new report from Armstrong & Associates, Inc.: Rising Tide: The Rapid Growth of E-Commerce Logistics, 3PL Solutions, Last-Mile Delivery, and the Dominance of Amazon. Adjusted retail e‐commerce sales in the second quarter of 2020 hit $211.5 billion, according to the Census Bureau of the U.S. Department...

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Selecting the Best S&OP Software: 7 Tips for Success

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Sep 2020

Selecting the Best S&OP Software: 7 Tips for Success

The disruptive impact of COVID-19 has put new emphasis on the importance of integrated sales and operational planning (S&OP) software for managing supply chains. This well-established technique helps supply chain management focus on crucial supply chain drivers. But traditional S&OP processes are slow and cumbersome. They aren’t suited to the speed and complexity of modern business. Instead, you need S&OP solutions that keep up with...

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