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Digital Forwarders Gain Traction

Digital forwarding platforms are rapidly gaining traction in a global forwarding market characterized by uneven change, according to Global Freight Forwarding 2019, a new study from Transport Intelligence. Technology is creating a vast range of forwarding options available to shippers across the globe—from online booking and quotation to visibility tools and control towers. However, “perhaps […]

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How Evolving Consumer Behavior impacts Global Supply Chains

How Evolving Consumer Behavior impacts Global Supply Chains

The impact of evolving consumer shopping behaviors on retailers and manufacturers is the focus of a new supply chain study by DiCentral, a B2B integration services provider, along with the Center for Supply Chain Research at Lehigh University. The study, Supply Chain Collaboration in Transformative Vertical Industries: Implications of Omnichannel and Dropshipping, examines the motivations, […]

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Scrapping Together Automotive Circularity

Scrapping Together Automotive Circularity

Specialty materials company Eastman is demonstrating how its carbon renewal technology can recycle mixed plastics from end-of-life cars and use them to make new vehicles, potentially providing a mainstream circular solution for the automotive supply chain. Eastman is partnering with automotive recycler PADNOS and the United States Automotive Materials Partnership (USAMP), a subsidiary of the […]

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Can Your Supply Chain Turn on a Dime?

Shifting and more demanding consumer expectations are changing the way organizations work. According to the EY Americas Supply Chain Reinvention Survey 2019, 53% of respondents say fast-changing customer preferences require supply chains that can turn on a dime. The survey covers topics including technology adoption, leadership and talent, investment prioritization, sustainability, and other factors in […]

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Blowing in the Wind

If a transportation route, supplier, customer, or other essential supply chain partner is located in an area at high risk for hurricanes, then your business could risk a major disruption. Colorado State University’s Department of Atmospheric Science predicts the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season will bring 13 named storms—including five hurricanes and two Category 3, 4 […]

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Is Your IoT Deployment Secure?

Is Your IoT Deployment Secure?

Transportation and logistics companies recognize they must strengthen their approaches to cybersecurity but are not yet taking the practical steps to safeguard their industrial Internet of Things (IoT) deployments, according to a study done on behalf of Inmarsat. According to the study, which surveyed 125 businesses across the transport industry, 64% of respondents say their […]

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What to Look For When Taking Stock of an Inventory Management System

As e-commerce grows, online retailers can benefit greatly from modern automation tools. Choosing the right online inventory management system, for example, can impact both sales and the entire enterprise, and allow e-commerce retailers to retain their competitive advantage. According to Multiorders, here are five factors to consider when selecting an inventory management system. 1. Centralized […]

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8 Great Ways to Waste Money in a B2C Warehouse

Outdated warehouse processes and procedures reduce productivity and raise costs, but some simple changes can help you save money and improve efficiency, according to Realtime Despatch. 1. you don’t use warehouse locations. If you rely on staff knowing where everything is, or having to arrange SKUs in alphabetical order to find them, you’re tying yourself […]

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SAP Requests an Uber

SAP Requests an Uber

With a goal to modernize freight transportation through intelligent process automation and better access to a network of connected and reliable drivers, SAP SE and Uber Freight have teamed up. The integration of Uber Freight into the SAP Logistics Business Network will let customers access transportation rates from Uber’s digitally activated carrier network and gain […]

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