IT & IS


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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9 Ways the Internet Has Changed the Workplace (6/9)

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Dec 2019

9 Ways the Internet Has Changed the Workplace (6/9)

6. Autonomy In recent years, as workplaces have become more and more digital, employers have been finding remote workers to be more productive than their in-office counterparts. There are several reasons for this, but one of them is the increased sense of autonomy people get when they are working remotely. Essentially, when people are left to work remotely, they are freed from much of the...

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Keeping Up with Customer Expectations

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Aug 2019

Keeping Up with Customer Expectations

The customer is king — and the king expects to be treated royally. Kelly McKesten and Stéphanie Thomson, respectively a producer and an editor with Think with Google, report the phrase “the customer is king” can be traced back to the 1930s in book written by William Harold Hutt entitled Economists and the Public: A Study of Competition and Opinion. They assert the phrase has never been...

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What 5G Means for the Transportation and Logistics Industry

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Aug 2019

What 5G Means for the Transportation and Logistics Industry

Last week, the Department of Justice gave the green light to the long-sought merger of telecom giants T-Mobile and Sprint. While the merger of the #3 and #4 American phone carriers, respectively, still has legal hurdles to overcome, it is expected to accelerate the deployment of 5G networks in the U.S. For consumers, 5G networks will deliver faster upload and download speeds, and decreased latency...

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Who Comes First: Customers Or Employees?

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Aug 2019

Who Comes First: Customers Or Employees?

Should companies put customers or employees at the center of their universe? There are two competing thoughts on this question, as illustrated by Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson: “The most important single thing is to focus obsessively on the customer. Our goal is to be Earth’s most customer-centric company.” — Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO “Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take...

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The Truck Driver Who Revolutionized Shipping Containers!

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Jun 2019

The Truck Driver Who Revolutionized Shipping Containers!

Our 17th Hero of Progress is Malcom McLean, an American truck driver and, later, a businessman who developed the modern intermodal shipping container. McLean’s development of standardized shipping containers significantly reduced the cost of transporting cargo across the world. Lower shipping costs significantly boosted international trade which, in turn, helped to lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. McLean’s “containerization” remains a vital pillar of...

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Μισθώθηκε το μεγαλύτερο τμήμα των αποθηκών της περιόδου Τ1 στο Θριάσιο Ε/Κ. Τα… μηνύματα του Θ. Ψαθά της ΕΤΒΑ ΒΙΠΕ

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Apr 2019

Μισθώθηκε το μεγαλύτερο τμήμα των αποθηκών της περιόδου Τ1 στο Θριάσιο Ε/Κ. Τα… μηνύματα του Θ. Ψαθά της ΕΤΒΑ ΒΙΠΕ

Μισθώθηκε το μεγαλύτερο τμήμα των αποθηκών της περιόδου Τ1 στο Θριάσιο Ε/Κ. Οι αποθήκες της πρώτης περιόδου, συνολικής επιφάνειας 125.000 τ.μ., έχουν μισθωθεί από την Goldair (μαζί με την ΕΤΒΑ ΒΙΠΕ διαχειρίζεται το Θριάσιο Ε/Κ, διαθέτοντας μειοψηφική συμμετοχή), την Foodlink και, το επόμενο διάστημα, αναμένεται συμφωνία της αναδόχου κοινοπραξίας με εταιρεία του λιανεμπορίου. Στο Θριάσιο εμπορευματικό κέντρο αναφέρθηκε, στο συνέδριο του Economist, ο διευθύνων σύμβουλος...

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The Key to Career Growth: Surround Yourself with People Who Will Push You

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Jan 2019

The Key to Career Growth: Surround Yourself with People Who Will Push You

When thinking about how to develop in our careers, most of us tend to focus on promotions, projects, courses, certifications. We seek out expanded roles, more senior titles, extra money. We overlook one very key piece of the learning puzzle:  proactively surrounding ourselves with people who will push us to succeed in unexpected ways and, in so doing, build genuinely rich, purposeful lives of growth,...

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How to Blow a Presentation to the C-Suite

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Jan 2019

How to Blow a Presentation to the C-Suite

Divya, a director who leads a large engineering team, was invited to a two-day retreat with the CEO and senior executives of her Fortune 50 company. She and 30 of her high-potential peers were excited to rub shoulders with the leadership team. The purpose of the retreat was to expose up-and-coming leaders to broader challenges, expand their network across silos, and, of course, give them...

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Attracting Millennials in the Supply Chain Means Getting Your Digital Supply Chain In Order

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Nov 2018

Attracting Millennials in the Supply Chain Means Getting Your Digital Supply Chain In Order

As explained by Brian Barry of Multichannel Merchant, millennials make a growing cross-section of the American labor force. Ignoring this generation is impossible and attracting millennials in the supply chain is an even bigger hurdle. Since e-commerce has flooded the industry with more orders and stringent delivery expectations, supply chain leaders must think outside the box to attract and retain the next generation. In fact, millennials will make up...

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