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Shipment Speed and Size:  Why It Matters

Shipment Speed and Size: Why It Matters

The 2023 holiday season outlook is a bit more “merry and bright,” according to a recent DHL survey of 800 U.S. small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs), as respondents anticipate an increase in ecommerce buying activity over last year. Overall, the survey findings suggest that while challenges—such as inflation and supply chain disruptions—persist, a majority of […]

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How to Navigate Your Supply Chain During Market Swings

How to Navigate Your Supply Chain During Market Swings

Market conditions play a crucial role in shaping challenges professionals face when managing their organization’s supply chains. While bear markets are known for their economic uncertainty and declining stock prices, bull markets are characterized by investor optimism and rising asset values. Both markets present unique hurdles that supply chain professionals must adeptly navigate.

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The New Global Supply Chain: The Domino Effect of Geopolitical Tensions between China and the United States

The New Global Supply Chain: The Domino Effect of Geopolitical Tensions between China and the United States

With geopolitical tensions between the United States and China drastically increasing in the past year, global supply chains have shifted. Companies around the world are forced to diversify their supply chains to mitigate disruptions, reduce risk, and increase supply continuity. Here’s how we got here, where things currently stand, and how companies can move forward.  

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AI Has a Black Box Problem, Here’s How to Avoid It 

AI Has a Black Box Problem, Here’s How to Avoid It 

Retailers beware! Before you dive into artificial intelligence solutions to keep your shelves restocked, consider the ramifications of AI’s lack of visibility into how it reaches its output, and whether a slower approach to AI can yield better longer-term outcomes.

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How to Plan an Optimal Transport Strategy

How to Plan an Optimal Transport Strategy

As the state of the freight industry remains uncertain, optimizing your transportation strategy remains a top priority for logistics operations. At its core, this process includes designing, planning and managing transportation systems to maximize efficiency, minimize costs, and meet customer demands.

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How to Attract Megaprojects: Become a Megasite

How to Attract Megaprojects: Become a Megasite

As industrial development in the United States continues at a lightning pace, it’s essential for communities throughout North America to enhance their megasite offerings in order to meet demand. Kansas City provides an example.

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Small Businesses Need Supply Chain Planning Tools, Too

Small Businesses Need Supply Chain Planning Tools, Too

Supply chain technology vendors historically have paid little attention to the planning needs of small “mom and pop” businesses. That’s surprising, considering there are approximately 32 million such businesses in the United States, with 2.7 million in the retail trade alone, according to the 2019 U.S. Census.

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Falling for Pumpkins

Falling for Pumpkins

Pumpkins carve out increasing sales in the food and beverage market as consumer preferences jack up demand for this fall staple.

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