Many shippers rely on the Advanced Shipping Notice (ASN) in which the supplier alerts you of pending deliveries. You may see a product name, a PO#, and select dates, but the ASN does not contain the details that receiving or warehouse management needs. There is a better way.
Every holiday season, warehouses expand their workforces two times or more to handle peak retail demand that can make or break the entire year. Here’s how augmented reality can help.
William B. Danner
Supply chain managers face many types of risk on a daily basis—cargo theft, natural disasters, long lead times, and unpredictable demand. But none is currently at an inflection point quite like debt.
With the pre-holiday freight push starting earlier than usual, trepidation remaining about the implications of the ELD mandate, and rates at multi-year highs, now is the time for shippers to take a strategic approach to control costs and service issues.
Inbound Logistics Staff
The UK Medicine and Health Products Regulatory Agency identified crucial mistakes in how wholesalers source and handle freezers and fridges used to store medicines.
Cloud-based deployments can remove IT obstacles and accelerate the launch of supply chain initiatives. However, are the advantages of cloud deployments for supply chain solutions real and worthwhile?
Capacity is getting tighter across the board. Some carriers may not be willing to commit capacity in lanes they were previously happy to do so. What’s a shipper to do? Should companies use the spot market less?
Some shippers find the 3PL model doesn’t go far enough. Here's how to make 4PLs work for you.
Staffing is key to a warehouse’s ability to grow and manage a large and sometimes multi-state workforce. Here’s how to perform your due diligence on your staffing providers to ensure that you are minimizing your exposure to potential issues.