Warehousing & Storage


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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Apr 2020

What Supply Chain Data Should I Track in 2020?

Supply chain data management requires attention to detail and a mechanism in place that provides analytics, or insights, to gain actionable knowledge. Risk exists around data when it is incorrectly or inaccurately collected and shared. To ensure your organization applies data correctly and generates meaningful KPIs, supply chain leaders must know the challenges of data tracking, how it improves operational excellence, and the primary types of data to track...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Save or Invest? How Companies Should Navigate Recessions

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Jul 2019

Save or Invest? How Companies Should Navigate Recessions

The financial crisis and economic meltdown of 2007-2009 was disruptive for firms across industries, markets, and geographies.  It resulted in the collapse of the financial sector, radical changes in the regulatory and policy environment, and a severe contraction of the world economy. In fact, an economic meltdown of this magnitude fundamentally affects all aspects of firms’ business environment, unsettles their relationships with customers, employees, suppliers,...

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