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A Closed-Loop Solution Provides Savings and Streamlines Supply Chains

A Closed-Loop Solution Provides Savings and Streamlines Supply Chains

Q. Why should a company consider a closed-loop supply chain solution? A. Supply chain disruptions have affected multiple industries this year. A closed-loop approach to your company’s logistics needs allows you to access thousands of additional carriers, enforce business rules throughout the shipment process, identify incorrect charge codes, and easily recoup hard-dollar savings. The cloud-based […]

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Digitalization Unlocks Resiliency

Digitalization Unlocks Resiliency

Brands and retailers are navigating a seemingly endless cavalcade of new supply chain threats ranging from inflationary pressures to trade wars. Conditions seem unlikely to improve soon. As businesses work to build more resilient supplier networks, they must start by investing in a comprehensive digital transformation.

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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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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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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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IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

IN BRIEF: New Services and Solutions

Technology Pio (Product In/Out), a plug-and-play version of AutoStore’s cube storage technology tailored for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), is now available in North America. Based on a pay-per-pick service model, Pio allows SMBs, such as retailers of apparel, sporting goods, crafts, and cosmetics, to deploy robotic automation for storage and distribution for a relatively […]

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Electronic Data Interchange: Definition, Process, and Benefits

Electronic Data Interchange: Definition, Process, and Benefits

The use of technology is rapidly increasing in many industry sectors worldwide, including logistics. Technologies such as cloud computing and IoT devices have enabled logistics companies to access real-time data and improve the coordination of their operations. One key improvement area is how Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is used in logistics operations. This technology has […]

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Is Your Business Ready for Intelligent Document Processing?

Is Your Business Ready for Intelligent Document Processing?

The world has seen the damage a slow supply chain can do—it stunts economic growth, negatively impacts revenue, and leads to customer frustration, or worse, customer loss. Technology has been touted as the end-all to supply chain woes, but it can be difficult to determine the most beneficial solutions. Yet, one AI solution can lay the foundational groundwork for implementing future technologies: Intelligent Document Processing (IDP).

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How to Avoid Paying Ransom

How to Avoid Paying Ransom

It is no great secret that cyberattacks are on the rise, and recent data suggests supply chains are no exception. A 2022 NCCGROUP survey shows that supply chain organizations experienced a 51% increase in attacks within the six months preceding the survey. The first step in addressing this risk is acknowledging that it exists. The good news is this should be a relatively easy step, especially compared to what comes next.

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What Is an ELD? The Benefits, Purpose, and Features of ELDs

What Is an ELD? The Benefits, Purpose, and Features of ELDs

Many businesses that operate a fleet of trucks or vehicles are required to have ELD or electronic logging devices installed in each vehicle. ELDs are intended to enhance the safety of professional truck drivers. ELDs are a convenient way to manage, track, and share data during driving and downtime. As technology continues to evolve, it […]

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