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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT | Fulfillment Innovations

Kardex Remstar vertical buffer module: The LR 35 vertical buffer module is designed to pick small parts quickly in warehouses. It comes with picking software that lets users optimize routes and accurately pick goods. Additionally, the module easily integrates into existing systems and serves as a storage solution as well. UNEX roller rack: Designed to […]

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VERTICAL FOCUS | Apparel

VERTICAL FOCUS | Apparel

Quick-Changing Supply Chains As trends in the fashion industry constantly change to keep up with evolving consumer needs and expectations, supply chain and logistics professionals need to be just as nimble and flexible to keep up. The apparel industry used to be divided into two seasons: spring/summer and fall/winter. Today, however, with the desire to […]

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Nestlé’s Tasty Tactics for a Greener Supply Chain

In a revitalized commitment to ecofriendly practices, Nestlé has created a goal of reaching zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. To be sustainable, though, the company is going to need to make some major changes within its supply chain.  To start, the food producer will need to begin implementing more sustainable ingredients within its […]

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Seeking Autonomy

Seeking Autonomy

What factors go into creating a successful supply chain? According to the EY Americas Supply Chain Reinvention Survey 2019, which surveyed senior-level supply chain executives on topics ranging from adopting technology, retaining leadership and talent, and prioritizing investment to supporting sustainability, here are the notable trends: A long road to 2025: More than 50% of […]

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The State of Logistics

The State of Logistics

CSCMP’s annual State of Logistics Report presents an overview of the economy during the past year, key logistics trends, and the total U.S. logistics costs for 2018 (see chart). Here are some top takeaways. Macroeconomics: Economic slowdown expected and trade uncertainty volatile. The U.S. economy is flashing warning signs, as economic growth is forecast to […]

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Noted: The Supply Chain in Brief-Sep 2019

Good Works To support a remote mountain elementary school in Yunnan, China, cargo-partner donated and delivered 200 desks and chairs, 130 bunk beds, and 260 bedding sets for a new dormitory building. In addition, the logistics provider will help the local government build a charity supermarket for people living in the mountain area to raise […]

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5 Tips for Efficient Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management (SCM) involves the flow of goods and services in an efficient manner. It encompasses all the steps involved in procuring raw materials through to the finished goods, in a way that is streamlined and provides value to the customer. As any successful business owner will tell you, SCM is an extremely crucial […]

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IN BRIEF: New Services & Solutions-September 2019

Products The Rite-Hite Dok-Guardian XL Safety Barrier helps facilities with loading docks comply with Walking-Working Surfaces regulations mandated by OSHA. At nearly 5 feet tall, the Dok-Guardian XL provides a physical barrier at loading dock openings and can stop up to 30,000 pounds of force. Transflo Trailer Tracking is a solar-powered device that provides near real-time communications and […]

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Avoiding the Trade War Squeeze

As trade volatility between the United States and China escalates, shippers find few options for avoiding a painful squeeze. While some are shifting production to other nations in the region, others find those countries are less than ready to handle the spike. In the thick of peak season preparations, here are some ways to ensure […]

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The IoT Reality: How to Prepare Your Warehouse

The smart warehouse is here, and it’s powered by an ever-increasing number of “things.” The Internet of Things (IoT) has introduced tags, cameras, sensors, robotics, and more, all generating and needing a steady flow of data to run your warehouse. Countless case studies have found them to be faster, more efficient, and less prone to […]

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VERTICAL FOCUS | Jewelry

VERTICAL FOCUS | Jewelry

Blockchain clasps the supply chain Best known for its use in cryptocurrencies, blockchain is now making its way into the jewelry supply chain. In an industry where transparency is in high demand, the technology has a lot to offer. Aside from cost savings, which many other industries have realized by implementing blockchain to trace products […]

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Triple E Supply Chain

The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), a nonprofit supply chain association, released new standards for instituting a “triple E” supply chain—one that is ethical, ecological, and economical. Companies that meet the standards are eligible to apply for the ASCM Enterprise Certification, an industry benchmark demonstrating a commitment to clean supply chains. “More than ever, […]

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3 Ways to Mitigate Cyber Risk in Your Supply Chain

In March 2019, when U.S. Coast Guard Deputy Commandant for Operations Daniel Abel spoke at a panel for The Brookings Institution, he cited reports from shippers and ships: “I’ve had a cyber breach and I’m inbounding to your port.” Cyber risks to supply chains in shipping, transportation, and logistics have only intensified since then. “Cyber […]

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Southeast Ports Close in Advance of Hurricane Dorian

Though it has yet to land state-side, Hurricane Dorian is already a force to be reckoned with. In fact, it’s considered one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. Supply chain professionals are bearing down and preparing for the worst after the Bahamas suffered severe blows from the natural disaster. With […]

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Stop, Thief!

Stop, Thief!

TT Club and BSI have issued the second edition of their report on global cargo theft, the first to cover a full year. The report analyzes cargo theft by modality, theft type (modus operandi), commodities targeted, and the value of losses across the major regions of the world (see chart above). Among the notable findings: […]

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Walmart-Owned Flipkart Aims for Sustainability 

Flipkart, an online electronics retail company owned by Walmart, is working to increase sustainability across its supply chain. The e-tailer has already reduced its usage of single-use plastic by 25% across its packaging value chain. By 2021, it hopes to achieve 100% recycled consumption. Flipkart also filed for EPR (extended producer responsibility), a policy under […]

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