A look at strategies used by shippers and their transportation partners to deliver e-commerce orders with the speed that consumers require.
Given this new normal, what are global supply chains to do? How are they supposed to keep inbound goods flowing, deliver products, and reduce bottom-line risk? Now that your expectations are realistic, let’s dive into a few actions you should take this holiday season.
How much does Dave Cox, president of Polaris Transportation Group, believe in building partnerships with clients? Enough to walk away from a million-dollar account that wasn’t interested in developing a relationship.
With so many components to account for, it can be difficult for supply chain operators to confidently manage them all without the proper tools. To ensure packages are being handled as efficiently as possible and that losses are kept to a minimum, operators need visibility, which they can achieve using the Internet of Things (IoT).
Implementing an IoT solution can enable smarter and simpler management of pallets, make workers’ lives easier, and help cut costs for a quick ROI. As shippers aim to streamline their logistics processes, technologies can offer new solutions for improved asset management for pallet monitoring and more.
Cold chains need to be able to provide the right vaccines in the right condition and at the right time to be successful. Pharma companies can successfully distribute the COVID-19 vaccine if they can achieve true visibility and collaborate to creatively solve cold logistics issues.
Supply chains have been stretched to their limits by COVID-19 lockdowns, border closures, and sudden shifts in consumer demands. Now, they’re facing a growing threat from hackers. The fastest-growing threat is ransomware, which encrypts a company’s data until a ransom is paid to the hackers to decode it.
Electrification of medium and heavy-duty vehicles is advancing fast, but e-trucks are a nonstarter without well-designed, high-powered charging facilities. By planning now, shipping and logistics managers will maximize the benefits.
Honest players in the food supply chain need to protect themselves and their trusted partners before the market gives you a raspberry.
The Lean Supply Chain
Accomplishing omnichannel service with high levels of service, while remaining profitable, requires real-time visibility of inventory across the supply chain and a single view of the consumer as they move from one channel to another.
Optimizing warehouse efficiencies is an important first step before implementing automation.
Here are some key strategies for improving your supply chain in the current environment, as well as preparing to adapt to the uncertainties ahead.
Retailer Shein streamlined supply chain operations by leveraging a partnership with Air-City and SEKO, which enables shippers to move express e-commerce orders quickly across international borders..
Information technology leaders should focus on these three key areas in their warehouse operations to stay competitive in 2021 and beyond.
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