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Supply Chains Out of Sync

Supply Chains Out of Sync

There are some harsh words for the logistics and supply chain sector in the 33rd Annual State of Logistics Report, revealed recently at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. U.S.-based supply chains are “out of sync,” caused by struggles to adjust to short-term changes, the report claims. The good news, though: the industry is […]

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IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

Products ORBIS introduced its Automated Reusable Optimized Solutions (AROS) product line designed for integration into automated systems to facilitate the transfer, storage, and organization of merchandise. Launching as part of the AROS line is the ML6545-325 (pictured), a handheld container which offers a large cubic density and can interface with high-speed systems. Dividers can be […]

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NOTED: The Supply Chain In Brief

NOTED: The Supply Chain In Brief

Sealed Deals Brewing company Carlsberg Group selected Kinaxis’ RapidResponse platform to create a harmonized planning process and improve commercial agility. By using the platform, Carlsberg can glean process insights and improve supply chain decision-making for its portfolio of beer and other beverage brands. Tubby Todd, an e-commerce company providing body care products for babies, selected […]

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Pallet Recovery Keeps the Circular Supply Chain Moving

Pallet Recovery Keeps the Circular Supply Chain Moving

CHEP is committed to a share and reuse model for pallets that contributes to a regenerative supply chain. The provider increased its focus on pallet recovery—a vital step to ensuring goods continue moving throughout the supply chain and ultimately meet consumer demands. At its core, CHEP, a global provider of share and reuse (or pooled) […]

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The Effects of Inflation on The Supply Chain

The Effects of Inflation on The Supply Chain

The past few years have brought unprecedented circumstances that are culminating in some significant supply chain challenges. You can safeguard against many of the challenges by partnering with a 3PL. Most organizations face more supply chain challenges now than they did a year ago, research shows. Increases in costs incur higher fees for supplies and […]

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Are Labor Shortages Straining Your E-Commerce Business? Strengthen Operations with an Automated Returns Management System

Are Labor Shortages Straining Your E-Commerce Business? Strengthen Operations with an Automated Returns Management System

These days, returns have become a non-negotiable standard part of the e-commerce experience for B2C and B2B customers alike and are a key factor for vendors looking to maintain customer satisfaction and increase loyalty. While they can be costly and laborious, successful returns processes can showcase customer service, achieve long-term consumer loyalty, and provide invaluable […]

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IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

PRODUCTS The new BG Line Sorter from BEUMER increases the handling mix of materials handling operations by utilizing active slat-belt technology and offering the handling capabilities of a high-speed, cross-belt sorter. With the ability to be reconfigured, the BEUMER system offers scalability and uses low-friction components. Panasonic Connect North America unveiled the TOUGHBOOK 40, a […]

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2022 Inbound Logistics Perspectives: 3PL Market Research Report

2022 Inbound Logistics Perspectives: 3PL Market Research Report

Our 17th annual 3PL market research report takes a deep-dish dive into the dynamics of logistics partnerships in 2022. Rampant inflation, including high transportation costs. A tight labor market. Commodities shortages. Uncertainties tied to the war in Ukraine and the pandemic. There seems to be no end to the obstacles ready to frustrate shippers as […]

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Building The Smart Supply Chain

Building The Smart Supply Chain

With more objects embedded with sensors, and better communication, decision-making and automation capabilities, traditional supply chains are becoming more intelligent. The new “smart” supply chain presents huge opportunities for reducing costs and improving efficiency. Some refer to this concept as Supply Chain 4.0: the application of the Internet of Things (IoT), advanced robotics, and big […]

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