Transportation


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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90 Million Businesses to Use Asset Tracking by 2025

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Jul 2020

90 Million Businesses to Use Asset Tracking by 2025

Usage is up 27% due to COVID-19 driven need for a resilient supply chain. Asset tracking solutions that allow companies to track cargo from dispatch to final destination will see a 27% increase in usage over the next five years, according to a new study from Juniper Research. The number will hit 90 million in 2020 and increase to 114 million by 2025. The research...

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Serve Customers With a Personalized Supply Chain

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Jul 2020

Serve Customers With a Personalized Supply Chain

Consumers have steadily been shifting to a more customized shopping experience in recent years. This shift went into overdrive as effects of the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the globe, and traditional shopping methods were cut off. Society’s sudden move to a shelter-in-place and work-from-home environment dramatically affected buying behaviors, and, in the process, expectations increased on companies responding to demand. Organizations equipped with an agile,...

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Top 10 Last Mile Transparency Concerns Solved

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Jul 2020

Top 10 Last Mile Transparency Concerns Solved

Gaining better last mile transparency is essential for shippers to succeed in the Post COVID-19 world. More transparency can help companies overcome shrinking profit margins by reducing waste and ensure positive customer experiences. As explained by Freight Waves, “Expectations have raised over the years, and the biggest bridge that has to be crossed now is the delivery experience – increasing the rate of on-time deliveries, clear visibility...

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Helping the Supply Chain Rebound from COVID-19 (In a study by the World Economic Forum, supply chain executives identify strategies and processes to adapt to the pandemic.)

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May 2020

Helping the Supply Chain Rebound from COVID-19 (In a study by the World Economic Forum, supply chain executives identify strategies and processes to adapt to the pandemic.)

In the wake of COVID-19, how can companies increase the resilience in their supply systems? What are forever changes that companies need to adapt to, to ensure long-term success? The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Kearney, asked  C-level executives from different industry sectors how they are responding to the  COVID-19 crisis. The result of those interviews is a white paper entitled “ How to rebound stronger...

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The Definitive Guide to Transportation Terminology to Stay on the Same Logistics Page!

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Apr 2020

The Definitive Guide to Transportation Terminology to Stay on the Same Logistics Page!

Many experts believe that the root cause of many industry wide issues stem simply from not all of the players in any given industry not using the same terminology. Think about that for a moment and then let’s use a metaphor like Football as an example industry. If someone from say Mexico came to America, and we said the term “football” they would think we...

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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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MAKING YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN GREEN DOESN’T HAVE TO COST YOU GREEN

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Sep 2019

MAKING YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN GREEN DOESN’T HAVE TO COST YOU GREEN

The transportation industry has a notoriously significant impact on the environment. Conventional vehicles and trucks release large quantities of greenhouse gas emissions, hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide, all of which are harmful to the environment and those inhabiting it. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, freight trucks contribute the second highest amount of pollutants into the atmosphere. Fortunately, there are changes that can be made throughout the supply chain...

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How to Ensure the Freshness of Your Supply Chain

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Jul 2019

How to Ensure the Freshness of Your Supply Chain

Fresh and refrigerated foods continue to gain in popularity as consumers demand healthier foods and shun preservatives. One need only visit a local supermarket, peruse restaurant menus or count the number of nearby farmer’s markets to know this is true, but statistics also support the claim. A recent article in Food Technology cites Technomic and MSI studies that reveal “nearly nine in 10 adults (87%)...

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