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Category: Logistics IT

4 Signs It’s Time For a New WMS

Also listed in: Warehousing, WMS

Whether your warehouse is just getting by with paper or spreadsheets, or you’re already considering making a change, how do you really know when it’s time for a new WMS? Read the white paper from Snapfulfil to learn four key signs it may be time to upgrade to the next generation of warehouse management systems.

5 Ways to Start Cutting Supply Chain Costs

Also listed in: Supply Chain Mgmt/Optimization, WMS

The ultimate challenge for companies trying to remain competitive in a fast-paced distribution environment is being able to meet skyrocketing customer demands while reducing costs. That's a tough ask, and often a seemingly insurmountable task. These heightened expectations may have you wondering: What do my competitors know about keeping supply chain costs down that I don’t? Find out by downloading this new guide. Learn five tried-and-true ways to cut your supply chain costs, and how the right warehouse management system can help you get started on the path to greater efficiency. You might be pleasantly surprised at what you can do with the right technology and the right mindset.

Why Businesses Need Route Optimization

Also listed in: Trucking

Route Optimization (RO) is the process of determining the most cost-effective route from point A to point B. However, it is not equivalent to finding the shortest distance between the two points. The best routes for business will depend on a lot of different factors. Download this free guide for a comprehensive look at how RO software can take these factors into account and provide businesses with various benefits.

The Digital Logistics Provider: Delivering a New Level of Service in the Age of IoT

Also listed in: 3PL

As supply chains grow ever more complex, Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) are embracing digital supply chain solutions powered by IoT technologies and data analytics. With a digital supply chain, today's LSPs are able to stay ahead of the game, informing their customers as soon as problems occur and leveraging data-driven insights to optimize from end to end. To learn more about how to stay competitive in the age of IoT, download the white paper.

Blockchain for Supply Chain: Ghost in the Machine or Breakthrough Technology?

Also listed in: Global Logistics, Global Trade

Blockchain - everyone is talking about it. You hear about it all over the news and probably in your workplace and social circles too, but what is it exactly and how can it be used for global trade management? While blockchain is still a developing technology, there is promise for its application in the supply chain. This white paper explores how blockchain could assist with regulatory compliance and product testing;
serve as a solution for activities like placing a purchase order, cutting a bill of lading, or negotiating a letter of credit; potentially be used for a combination of development, licensing, and/or transactional fees; and enhance transactional integrity, augment financial auditing, and improve operational effectiveness.


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Supply Chain Visibility 

Also listed in: Supply Chain Visibility

The emergence of supply chain software providers in the cloud that span the entire supply chain is happening now. This shift will provide the smaller hard goods manufacturers and distributors more efficient and collaborative supply chains which ultimately lower cost and increase profitability.

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Supply Chain Visibility: Illuminating the Path to Responsive and Agile Operations

Also listed in: Supply Chain Visibility

Supply chain visibility is not an end, but a tool. It is the means to achieving true supply chain effectiveness, agility and ultimately, corporate profitability. The purpose of this paper is to take a step back and look at what visibility really means in supply chain operations, what it can do for you and the conditions needed to achieve it. Using real-world case studies, you will also see how true visibility leverages integrated, active and agile technology to enable continuous, real-time decision-making.

Move Inventory Faster: It Starts With The Label

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Move Inventory Faster. It Starts with the Label. Think about it...the label connects the supplier to you - well, to your ERP and, equally important, to the inventory itself. What if you could control the labeling outside your 4 walls so that shipments from suppliers and other trading partners were labeled with the information you required? Your data, your barcodes, your instructions, your process? Download Loftware’s report to discover how enterprise labeling can improve your supplier transactions.

Blueprint 2032: How Technology Transforms Ocean Container Shipping

Also listed in: Ocean

Digitization is rapidly transforming the ocean container shipping industry and the pace of technology innovation is accelerating as businesses seek new and more efficient ways to optimize, according to this new whitepaper. INTTRA sees three technology trends converging near term that will move the ocean container shipping industry forward: Network integration across systems, applications and partners; real-time status of containers and cargo; and artificial intelligence that will enable companies to transition from big data to more accessible business analytics that will suggest higher probability outcomes. INTTRA also outlines several actions that will prepare shippers for the future, including participation in industry-wide working groups to enable standardization; digitizing business processes; and investing in technology to reduce costs and identify new opportunities.

Supply Chain Visibility

Also listed in: Supply Chain Mgmt/Optimization

The emergence of supply chain software providers in the cloud that span the entire supply chain is happening now. This shift will provide the smaller hard goods manufacturers and distributors more efficient and collaborative supply chains which ultimately lower cost and increase profitability.

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Digital Editions

July 2018 Cover

Full Digital Issue

July 2018

(276 pages • 56.5 MB PDF)

January 2018 Cover

Full Digital Issue

January 2018

(436 pages • 74 MB PDF)

Sponsor Spotlight Cover

Digital Edition

Sponsor Spotlight

(37 pages • 9.9 MB PDF)

2018 Logistics Planner Cover

Digital Edition

2018 Logistics Planner

(132 pages • 34.2 MB PDF)

2018 Annual Third-Party Logistics Edition Cover

Digital Edition

2018 Annual Third-Party Logistics Edition

(33 pages • 1.7 MB PDF)