Do Buy, Says Dubai
E-commerce is booming and everyone wants a piece of the pie, including Dubai .
Addressing Expedited Delivery Expectations
Amazon and other large retailers set customer expectations by offering expedited delivery at low or no cost. Retailers of all sizes must compete on the same turf, yet lack the negotiating power that could net meaningful discounts with commercial carriers.
Leveraging Supply Chain Automation to Meet This Year’s Holiday Shopping Demands
The holiday sales rush presents both an opportunity and a challenge for shippers as they navigate high-volume orders and expectations for next-day shipping. By leveraging supply chain automation, shippers can meet this year’s higher-than-ever consumer demands while staying competitive.
Assessing U.S. Shipments and Spend
A tighter truck market, increase in national shipments, and accelerated factory output are among the highlights of the Q3 2017 U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index, which measures quantitative changes in shipment and spend activity (see chart) based on data from transactions the company processes.
Industrial Companies Map Data Gap
Eighty-four percent of industrial companies face a disconnect between data from connected devices and strategic decision making and operations, limiting the Internet of Thing's (IoT) digital transformation potential, according to a research study conducted by IFS, a global enterprise applications company.
A Resurgence in Trucking Investments Presents Opportunities for Shippers
In light of a strengthening economy, business owners, controllers, and chief financial officers (CFOs) at companies in need of shipping solutions should evaluate their fleet needs and understand their equipment and financing options.
Young Professionals and Supply Chain: So Happy Together
Young professionals find happiness in supply chain careers.
U.S.-Cuba Trade: Where Do Sanctions, Sourcing, and Compliance Meet?
Shippers are watching Cuba closely, and analyzing market and product gaps waiting to be filled. There are, however, many unanswered questions and misconceptions around sanctions.
6 Strategies for Finding the Right 3PL Partner
RFP season is upon us. It’s the time of year when shippers request bids and plan their optimal logistics strategy for 2018. Here are 6 tips to help you through your next round of RFPs.
From revealing same-day delivery strategies that match Amazon’s to exploring how the airfreight market has been flying high despite headwinds, this issue packs top-flight takeaways. With a handy guide to airfreight forwarding partners, a rundown of warehouse productivity tips, and an interview with a submarine leader turned retail supply chain head, this edition will help speed your supply chain. Also: New Pallet Program for Food Manufacturer Better by Half
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