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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Tracking and Labeling Solutions

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Tracking and Labeling Solutions

NB Series Mobile Powered Cart: The redesigned workstation from Newcastle Systems streamlines labeling processes and can be configured for different workflows in the warehouse, production or retail floor. Able to run up to 4 devices for 8 to 12 hours of normal use, the NB Series accommodates laser printers, monitors, testing equipment, and scales. Oyster3 […]

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NOTED: Supply Chain Highlights

NOTED: Supply Chain Highlights

Milestone Milky Way, a division of LTI, celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2023. The bulk milk transporter serves producers in Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Good Works Atlas Air sent a 747-8F aircraft filled with humanitarian and relief supplies from Washington Dulles International Airport to earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria. Atlas Air donated the use […]

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IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

Products The new EFFER iQ.950 HP heavy loader crane from Hiab, part of Cargotec, lets operators perform a wide range of vertical and horizontal lifting jobs safely and precisely at high speeds. The multipurpose crane’s dimensions and weight make it suitable for installation on several trucks. The nestable Retail E5.3 order picking pallet from Cabka […]

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VERTICAL FOCUS: Cosmetics

VERTICAL FOCUS: Cosmetics

Inventory Management Gets a Makeover From managing ingredient shortages to finding a production plan that delivers the right amount of product when and where it’s needed, cosmetics companies face significant supply chain challenges. Many are turning to automation to meet these challenges. One example is Belcorp, a multinational beauty brand corporation operating for more than […]

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Keeping the Last Mile In Sight

Keeping the Last Mile In Sight

When customers order an item, they want it delivered now. Retailers realize this, but they also have to keep costs in mind. A study FarEye conducted with Researchscape International finds that retailers with more than $100 million in sales seek to improve the top key performance indicators of on-time delivery (74%) and cost per delivery […]

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Gaining Vision in Ocean Freight’s Murky Depths

Gaining Vision in Ocean Freight’s Murky Depths

What you don’t know can hurt you. Half of ocean freight stakeholders responding to a recent report released by FourKites say they have zero visibility into their ocean freight. More than 20% still rely on manual track-and-trace processes to locate their ocean freight in the supply chain. Once that cargo hits land, the numbers get […]

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Air Cargo Gains Altitude

Air Cargo Gains Altitude

Air cargo levels are showing signs of rebounding to pre-pandemic levels. North American carriers reported a 5.1% decrease in demand in 2022 when compared with 2021, but capacity increased 4.2%, according to the International Air Transport Association. Comparing these figures with 2019 shows demand at 13.7% and capacity at 8.2% above pre-pandemic levels. Here are […]

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Look Ma, No Hands

Look Ma, No Hands

As autonomous driving gains some traction, transportation companies are building partnerships to bring self-driving trucks from concept to reality. To that end, Ascend, a truckload carrier that offers middle-mile supply chain solutions, partnered with Volvo Autonomous Solutions (VAS) to test autonomous, long distance linehaul options. As part of the pilot, Ascend will pick up customer […]

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War in Ukraine Squeezes Shipping

War in Ukraine Squeezes Shipping

More than one year after Russia’s initial invasion of Ukraine, global supply chains are feeling the impact. In the months after the invasion, total vessels moving in and out of Ukraine dropped from 109 in January 2022 to just two in June 2022, according to data tracked by project44. Combine the lack of vessel movement […]

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VERTICAL FOCUS: Home Improvement

VERTICAL FOCUS: Home Improvement

Building Smarter Homes Consumers love their smart home devices. Spending on smart home hardware that includes individual devices, such as automated lighting systems and controllers, grew in 2022. It surpassed $30 billion worldwide, up 15% over 2021 spending, according to an ABI Research market data report. Manufacturers have taken notice. The largest consumer technology and […]

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