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Category: Logistics IT

Key Differentiators of the Supply Chain Control Tower for Orchestration

Also listed in: Supply Chain Visibility

There is no shortage of Control Tower options, but in today’s demanding, disruptive, and evolving climate, businesses require a supply chain platform that enables systems unification, network-wide collaboration, and process convergence. This paper describes the key differentiators of the Control Tower for Supply Chain Orchestration, which helps businesses dynamically and intelligently partner with their network to stay resilient, adaptive, and better mitigate risk and impact.

The ROI Behind Freight Visibility

Also listed in: Supply Chain Visibility, Transportation

Download Descartes’ eBook to learn how to measure the value and ROI of freight visibility, plus identify areas of greatest payback in your distribution operations to reduce tracking and detention costs, minimize chargebacks, streamline inbound deliveries and improve customer service. 

Data, Data, Data: How do I harness it? 

Also listed in: Supply Chain Mgmt/Optimization, Transportation Mgmt/Freight Mgmt

While every shipper understands the importance of data, supply chains can struggle to read and action the insights, even if the information lives in-house. Data management may seem simple, but there are pitfalls to avoid. If a shipper harnesses their data properly, the business can leverage metrics to optimize for reliable capacity and lower operational costs. Data, Data, Data: How do I harness it? will explore the magic of data analysis.

The Top 4 Benefits of Supply Chain Agility

Also listed in: Supply Chain Visibility

IDC estimates that, by 2020, digitally advanced companies will outperform their peers to the tune of $430 billion in productivity gains. By creating a flexible digital supply chain, organizations can achieve these gains amongst numerous other strengths like increased agility. From centralization to flexibility, the advantages of supply chain agility can provide an enduring competitive advantage to your organization. Learn how implementing a comprehensive digital supply chain can enhance your company’s agility! 

Avoiding the Pitfalls of a First-Time TMS Buyer: Lessons to be Learned Before Purchasing a TMS

Also listed in: TMS

In this whitepaper, we look at some of the key lessons to learn before you embark on a TMS project. From understanding the fundamental differences in design, to knowing the TMS products on the market today, to understanding the how (not the what), and asking for proof of a vendor’s claims, you can arm yourself with a deeper knowledge of the technology and vendor landscape that will help you ask the tougher questions.

Take the Uncertainty Out of Your Supply Chain

Also listed in: Supply Chain Visibility

As your supply chain grows in intricacies and complexity, more risk is introduced to your business. From the threat of labor shortages to rising transportation costs, the potential for exposure to risk may seem endless. It is critical for supply chain professionals to identify the areas of the potential impact from risk and uncertainty in their operations. Don’t wait until it’s too late, prepare your supply chain now!

Avoiding the Pitfalls of a First-Time TMS Buyer: Lessons to be Learned Before Purchasing a TMS 

Also listed in: TMS

In this whitepaper, we look at some of the key lessons to learn before you embark on a TMS project. From understanding the fundamental differences in design, to knowing the TMS products on the market today, to understanding the how (not the what), and asking for proof of a vendor’s claims, you can arm yourself with a deeper knowledge of the technology and vendor landscape that will help you ask the tougher questions.

Get Your Supply Chain in Focus with IoT 

Also listed in: Supply Chain Visibility

Supply chains are prime candidates for IoT applications because of their many moving parts. Suppliers, brokers, and carriers all have a hand in your fast-moving supply chain. They need to collaborate with manufacturers, DCs, retailers, and customers as products are being produced, packed, and shipped across borders…but do you have true end-to-end visibility? It’s time to take your supply chain execution to a new level and attain 20/20 vision into your operations.

AAEI Trade Trends Report 

Also listed in: Global Logistics, Global Trade

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here, and along with it is an influx of global trade troubles. As the challenges continue to stack against you, consider this: How can you leverage technology to overcome emerging and enduring global supply chain management risks? With insights from top industry experts, it’s time to reevaluate your strategy for global supply chain execution

Restructuring Business Models to Satisfy the E-commerce Effect 

Also listed in: E-Commerce

Supply chain professionals everywhere are grappling with the challenges e-commerce has presented. Companies need to find strategic solutions to restructure their business models to accommodate these changes — but where should they begin? This white paper takes an in-depth look at the disruption of e-commerce in the supply chain by examining different markets and processes to offer suggestions for adaptation and prosperity.

Digital Editions

January 2020 Cover

Full Digital Issue

January 2020

(420 pages • 103.9 MB PDF)

July 2019 Cover

Full Digital Issue

July 2019

(245 pages • 40.1 MB PDF)

2020 Logistics Planner Cover

Digital Edition

2020 Logistics Planner

(128 pages • 16.6 MB PDF)

Top 100 3PL Providers Cover

Digital Edition

Top 100 3PL Providers

(19 pages • 0.81 MB PDF)

2019 Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards Cover

Digital Edition

2019 Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards

(8 pages • 1.1 MB PDF)