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The coronavirus outbreak is disrupting supply chains around the world — here’s how companies can adjust and prepare

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Apr 2020

The coronavirus outbreak is disrupting supply chains around the world — here’s how companies can adjust and prepare

The COVID-19 pandemic has tested supply chains like no other event in recent history. With entire populations isolating and quarantining, companies are seeing demand spike for certain items and plummet for others, while their access to parts and labor from around the world is being severely disrupted. “Weather-related supply disruptions have been much more common over the last 20-25 years,” Sunil Chopra said, “but this...

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Parcel Shipping In TMS (BY ADRIAN GONZALEZ)

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Mar 2020

Parcel Shipping In TMS (BY ADRIAN GONZALEZ)

When it comes to transportation management systems (TMS), there is always something new to talk about. That’s because the technology continues to evolve rapidly in response to changing market forces and customer requirements. One area of growing demand and innovation is parcel shipping, which was one of the driving forces behind 3Gtms’s recent acquisition of Pacejet. What role is parcel playing in transportation operations today?...

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The Digitization Of Customer Order Channels

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Mar 2020

The Digitization Of Customer Order Channels

If you’re a supplier, nothing makes you happier than receiving a customer order—and the more orders you get, the better. However, there are many different ways for customers to transmit those orders, from highly automated approaches to manual entry. What challenges does this create for suppliers? How can technology and digital networks streamline and automate the order-to-cash cycle? That was the main focus of my...

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3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2020

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Feb 2020

3 Supply Chain Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2020

2020 seemed a world away just a few years ago and yet, here we are. This promises to be a very eventful year. What’s on the horizon for supply chain professionals? Here are three supply chain trends to consider.   Sustainability on the agenda Companies are increasingly under pressure to become more green. Moving past waste, water, and C02 reduction, they have begun searching for renewable energy sources, different forms...

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AUTOMATING LOGISTICS WITH AN INTELLIGENT LOGISTICS NETWORK

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Jan 2020

AUTOMATING LOGISTICS WITH AN INTELLIGENT LOGISTICS NETWORK

How an “internet” for logistics will deliver new efficiencies and value. “What I’m suggesting to you is that this could be a renaissance. We may be on the cusp of a future which could provide a tremendous leap forward for humanity.” So says Jeremy Rifkin, American economic and social theorist whose vision for a sustainable, post carbon economic era has been endorsed by the European...

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Supply Chain Technology Trends 2020: Is this the Golden Era of Tech Use?

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Jan 2020

Supply Chain Technology Trends 2020: Is this the Golden Era of Tech Use?

Supply chain technology always evolves, changes to meet the needs of the global supply chain, and offers huge benefits. With the new year, Cerasis always takes a moment to reflect on the state of the industry and the trends shaping it for the remainder of the year. The supply chain technology trends 2020 has to offer are nothing short of worthy. These trends reflect the growing...

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Overcome Manufacturing Supply Chain Challenges with Digital Planning

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Jan 2020

Overcome Manufacturing Supply Chain Challenges with Digital Planning

The manufacturing industry has a strong heritage of adopting game-changing technologies to deliver higher quality products more efficiently. With the introduction of digital supply chains, the industry is moving into an era arguably on par with the industrial revolution. But Rome wasn’t built in a day, and digital roadmaps that align with company goals do not take shape overnight. In a recent KPMG study, 69%...

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Jan 2020

Freight Transportation In 2020: Key Factors Impacting Supply And Demand

The freight transportation market in 2019 turned out to be very different than the 2018 market. As we begin 2020: Where are we in the truckload market cycle? What will be some of the key factors impacting supply and demand this year? What actions should shippers take to successfully navigate the road ahead? As I did at the beginning of last year, I posed these...

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Managing Christmas peak compliance – What Logistics Managers need to know!

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Dec 2019

Managing Christmas peak compliance – What Logistics Managers need to know!

As we draw nearer to the tail end of 2019, distribution centres throughout the country are gearing up for what promises to be a busy festive season. However, the diversity of the supply chain, and the importance of timely delivery and customer service, presents a unique challenge to the industry. In this article, I outline how logistics suppliers can organise and implement a robust strategy to ensure...

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