Supply Chain Insights

A collection of the latest logistics and supply chain management industry whitepapers, eBooks, case studies and more.

 

Operator Dependency Is Fast-Tracking the Robotics Revolution
Offered By: Yale Materials Handling Corporation

Operator Dependency Is Fast-Tracking the Robotics Revolution

Yale surveyed 500 supply chain professionals to understand what’s important to them when it comes to robotics. What did it find? Labor shortages, high employee turnover, and absenteeism leave them struggling to keep up with changing customer behavior and surges in demand. How do businesses keep up? Robots to the rescue. Robotic lift trucks can help businesses overcome challenges like labor costs, operator turnover, and volatile demand. Read this whitepaper to learn how.

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How to Reduce Supply Chain Complexity Even as the Industry Becomes More Complicated
Offered By: Hub Group

How to Reduce Supply Chain Complexity Even as the Industry Becomes More Complicated

As everything in the retail climate continues to evolve, one thing stays the same, and that is change. Discover the latest industry data and find out a few practical steps you can start implementing today to better position your retail supply chain to withstand future challenges. Download Now. 

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Navigating A Changing Material Handling Industry
Offered By: Schneider

Navigating A Changing Material Handling Industry

A month after the pandemic hit, e-commerce saw a 74 percent rise in demand. Without a doubt, the coronavirus put the logistics industry to the test. But there are advances in intelligent material handling that can help you navigate the new normal.

Top ways freight technology will cut costs in 2021
Offered By: Flock Freight

Top ways freight technology will cut costs in 2021

In the face of growing e-commerce activity and an uncertain economy, shippers are turning to advanced technology to guarantee a smooth customer experience and reduce costs. This white paper outlines technologies and services that will have a big impact on shipping businesses in 2021 and beyond.

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Four Ways Digital Freight Networks Improve Shipping
Offered By: Convoy

Four Ways Digital Freight Networks Improve Shipping

From fluctuating demand to uncertain capacity, 2020 has been a doozy of a year for shippers. Small and midsize businesses have been hit especially hard, with transportation teams scrambling to find new ways to streamline operations, reduce costs, and improve customer experience in the ‘new normal’. Download the whitepaper to learn the four ways that digital freight networks are helping small and midsize businesses weather market volatility and improve freight logistics.

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Command Center–The Logistics Grandmaster
Offered By: Ramco

Command Center–The Logistics Grandmaster

Are you struggling with an information overload and don’t know how to best use the wealth of data to derive insights? Read this whitepaper to learn how a command center in your logistics ERP can access multiple sources of real-time data (operational, historical, transient, ecosystem), collates and processes relevant data, and through a forecasting engine provides effective options after scanning all influencers (from weather, driver safety rating, and statutory regulations to route traffic, load, and stakeholder impact)! The Ramco Command Center keeps the suppliers, partners, and customers informed up to the minute with timely and accurate data about the vehicle and shipment as they move through each stage of the supply chain. Sounds too good to be true? Read on to see how you can make it happen!

Can you leverage your external manufacturing network to manage disruption?
Offered By: Nulogy

Can you leverage your external manufacturing network to manage disruption?

For years, global manufacturing organizations have been lulled into a sense of complacency, prioritizing cost containment and efficiency. This research report, produced by Gartner and presented by Nulogy, helps supply chain leaders responsible for operations to build greater resilience in their insourcing and outsourcing strategy to respond to disruptions.

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Why Scalability Is So Critical
Offered By: Port Logistics Group/Whiplash

Why Scalability Is So Critical

The Direct to Consumer model is undergoing a period of unprecedented growth. More merchants are beginning to cut out the middlemen, setting the stage for major disruption to traditional in-store retailing practices. New businesses are increasingly opting for a digital-first approach to avoid high overheads, leaving a lasting effect on consumer habits. Is your brand ready to scale? Download this free case study on why scalability is so critical.

Multi-Shipper Management Tools Help Logistics Solutions Providers
Offered By: Pierbridge

Multi-Shipper Management Tools Help Logistics Solutions Providers

Facing rising B2C shipping volumes, capacity constraints, and costs, shippers are reengineering their fulfillment processes to accommodate last-mile parcel delivery. In turn, many enterprise logistics solution providers offer Multi-Carrier Parcel Management Solutions (MCPMS). An MCPMS with multi-shipper management tools offers more complete and independent control over end-to-end MCPMS deployment, configuration, and support. Learn how the right multi-shipper management solution helps you help shippers ship better.

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Selecting a Cloud Warehouse Management System
Offered By: Infor

Selecting a Cloud Warehouse Management System

The right cloud-based warehouse management system (WMS) can enable your distribution center to meet today’s order complexities while enabling swift connectivity and collaboration. Download the IDC Analyst Connection evaluation for tips on driving operational excellence in the warehouse, features to look for, key questions to ask potential vendors, and pitfalls to avoid during your WMS selection process.

Gartner ROI Toolkit for Real-Time Visibility Platforms
Offered By: Four Kites

Gartner ROI Toolkit for Real-Time Visibility Platforms

The new 2020 report from Gartner is clear. Real-Time Transportation Visibility Platforms (RTTVPs) are growing rapidly in popularity and driving real results. This guide is a valuable tool for supply chain leaders who are evaluating the benefits of visibility solutions and want to develop a business case for their company.

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The Railway Forward
Offered By: Centerpoint Properties

The Railway Forward

Intermodal solutions improve efficiency and cut costs. In a competitive business environment, transportation speed, efficiency, and cost-savings have never been more critical. CenterPoint’s rail-proximate properties can make a world of difference. Tenants in our intermodal centers can save 25% – 45% in drayage costs alone, which can add up to millions of dollars saved each year!

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Planet-Friendly, Temperature Control Packaging That’s Shrinking BioPharma’s Environmental Footprint.
Offered By: Softbox Systems

Planet-Friendly, Temperature Control Packaging That’s Shrinking BioPharma’s Environmental Footprint.

Often drivers of change, the world’s leading pharma, diagnostic, and med-tech companies have set their sights on finding new ways to protect the planet’s health while protecting our own. These sustainability initiatives are generating a ripple effect, influencing partners, suppliers, and vendors to pursue greener initiatives. With a 25-year track record of helping leading pharmaceutical companies solve complex challenges in record time, Softbox Systems is on a mission to design and produce superior, high performance passive temperature control packaging solutions that protect both product and planet. Discover how the sustainability movement is impacting temperature control packaging and how current TCP solutions stack up when it comes to performance, customer expectations, and practical recyclability.

Also from Softbox Systems
Offered By: Pierbridge

Omnichannel Retailers Delivering from the Endless Aisle

In an effort to improve delivery and control the cost of “free shipping,” logistics professionals are implementing omnichannel shipping strategies that deliver from inventory sources in close proximity to their customers, creating an endless aisle. This means a boon for local delivery service providers, and more to manage for shippers. There are more than 500,000 companies in the courier & delivery services industry worldwide employing 2.8 million people. That’s a lot of carriers for shippers to manage as they try to keep costs down and customers happy. Fill out the form to download our latest eBook, “Omnichannel Retailers Delivering from the Endless Aisle,” for the ins-and-outs of delivering from the endless aisle

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How to Leverage Technology and Your Team to Achieve the Perfect Order
Offered By: Tecsys and IBM

How to Leverage Technology and Your Team to Achieve the Perfect Order

In today’s market, distributors and 3PLs that are implementing advanced technology and deploying it at a rapid pace are winning loyalty from their customers and becoming market leaders.The Tecsys warehouse management system at Delmar International Inc. forms an integral part of the technology platform that empowers its pickers to make quick and accurate decisions, attain flawless execution and deliver excellent customer service.

Lift Truck Sanitization Best Practices
Offered By: Yale Materials Handling Corporation

Lift Truck Sanitization Best Practices

From daily operation to service calls, personnel interact with lift trucks in several ways, all of which can risk virus transmission without proper sanitization. We’ve compiled a guide, drawing on guidance from the CDC and applying it to lift truck operation, including best practices for equipping personnel with the right supplies, sanitizing lift truck equipment, incorporating sanitization as part of daily routines and managing risk with vendor consolidation. Download now. 

Also from Yale Materials Handling Corporation
6 Reasons Top-performing 3PLs Embrace Technology to Win
Offered By: TECSYS

6 Reasons Top-performing 3PLs Embrace Technology to Win

Demands for faster, more accurate fulfillment of rapidly changing order mixes requires more resources than people on their own can address. Flexible technology is assisting distributors by moving goods and information with an untiring speed and accuracy that people can’t match. Leading 3PLs attract and retain clients by actively evaluating and implementing multi-client technology as part of reengineered flexible processes.

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How a Transportation Spend & Revenue Diagram Can Help
Offered By: enVista

How a Transportation Spend & Revenue Diagram Can Help

Leaders in transportation look for ways to reduce costs while improving service levels as they conduct strategic assessments or design solutions. Using the Spend & Revenue Diagram to document freight flows and costs on a single page is the best way for a transportation team to collect data and focus their efforts; this will help to keep it simple, communicate the operation and costs to the executives, and prioritize efforts.

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Creating a Dynamic Supply Chain
Offered By: 6 River Systems

Creating a Dynamic Supply Chain

Managing and optimizing the supply chain of today is more challenging than ever. The “Future of Fulfillment” educational series continues with “Creating a Dynamic Supply Chain: How Distribution Management Continues to Lead the Way.” Learn how, through a combination of strategic site expansion and optimization, automation, and demand planning, Distribution Management has designed a dynamic supply chain that delivers a best-in-class customer experience and defines DM as an industry leader in deploying new technologies.

Key Differentiators of the Supply Chain Control Tower for Orchestration
Offered By: MP Objects

Key Differentiators of the Supply Chain Control Tower for Orchestration

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.

Carrier Sourcing Strategies and Best Practices
Offered By: enVista

Carrier Sourcing Strategies and Best Practices

Cash preservation is critical amid current market turbulence. As parcel volumes surge and major carriers block shippers from filing for service refunds, companies must proactively manage their parcel contracts. Download this free whitepaper to learn about carrier sourcing best practices and how to achieve cost savings across every transportation mode. Download now.

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Business Continuity in the Age of COVID-19 Requires an Enterprise Approach to Home Office Shipping
Offered By: Pierbridge

Business Continuity in the Age of COVID-19 Requires an Enterprise Approach to Home Office Shipping

The COVID-19 crisis has businesses struggling as employees transition to working from home. Instead of managing four offices, companies must now manage 4,000. Lacking a centralized mailroom, employees are forced to improvise when sending materials to customers, prospects, and other employees. This e-ook shows how a cloud-based multi-carrier management solution maintains centralized control while giving employees tools to ship efficiently, cost-effectively, and safely from home offices. Download now.

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5 Signs You Need a New Training Provider
Offered By: Lion Technology

5 Signs You Need a New Training Provider

Training to handle, manage, and ship dangerous chemicals is not a rote exercise intended to “check a box.” When a mistake can lead to serious injury, death, evacuations, hospitalizations, highway closures, and lasting environmental contamination, training for personnel must meet higher standards for quality, accuracy, and knowledge retention. Download now.

Also from Lion Technology
Food & Beverage Ecommerce Fulfillment Guide
Offered By: Saddle Creek

Food & Beverage Ecommerce Fulfillment Guide

The coronavirus crisis is driving food and beverage shoppers online. The trend is likely to continue as consumers find their “new normal” in the wake of the pandemic. How will this impact order fulfillment operations? What can retailers and food and beverage companies do to accommodate increased e-commerce volume? This free e-book details effective fulfillment strategies to implement now. Download now.

Also from Saddle Creek
Parcel Cargo Chains Coming of Age
Offered By: Pierbridge

Parcel Cargo Chains Coming of Age

Consumers are shopping from merchants around the globe on their smartphones and other devices at the click of a button. Cargo chains are emerging to facilitate and accelerate cross-border last-mile parcel deliveries. The challenge for retailers and supply chain partners is making them seamless to end consumers. Our latest eBook, “Parcel Cargo Chains Coming of Age,” shines a light on building a solid cargo chain.

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Top 12 Warehouse Operational Metrics
Offered By: Yale Materials Handling Corporation

Top 12 Warehouse Operational Metrics

Check out the top 12 metrics and best-in-class scores most frequently reported by warehouse professionals, according to the 2019 Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) DC Measures Report. 

 

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2020 Ecommerce Fulfillment Trends Report
Offered By: Saddle Creek

2020 Ecommerce Fulfillment Trends Report

86% of ecommerce merchants sell through multiple online sales channels according to Saddle Creek’s new survey. Download their new in-depth report exploring network configuration, technology solutions, delivery options, fulfillment outsourcing and more.

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The Countdown to Prepare for Brexit
Offered By: Cloud Logistics

The Countdown to Prepare for Brexit

Are you ready for the UK’s departure from the EU? The impact of Brexit on your supply chain could be unpredictable at best, with disruptions and accidental non-compliance as a direct result from ever-changing trade customs rules. It’s time to take the complication out of trade compliance. Discover the world’s most complete source of trade content powered by Cloud Logistics and learn how you can protect your company from Brexit’s trade challenges and potential fines in less than 24 hours!

Offered By: Transfix

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

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.

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The ROI Behind Freight Visibility
Offered By: Descartes

The ROI Behind Freight Visibility

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. 

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How to Drive More Value from Your 3PLs
Offered By: GlobalTranz

How to Drive More Value from Your 3PLs

How you define your 3PL relationships is tied directly to your success. Read Gartner’s Report: Helping Logistics Leaders Define Transactional, Preferred and Strategic 3PL Relationships.

The Complete KPI Worksheet for Shippers 
Offered By: FLS Transportation

The Complete KPI Worksheet for Shippers 

 

As a shipper, you know every mile, every load, every dollar counts. This is where KPIs or Key Performance Indicators come in. KPIs help you determine whether your carriers and transportation partners are delivering the most value for your buisness. The Complete KPI Worksheet for Shippers is the gold standard for carrier scorecards. Shippers can use this template to monitor performance, control costs, and benchmark their carrier network. Download now.

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5 Signs You Need a New Training Provider
Offered By: Lion Technology

5 Signs You Need a New Training Provider

Training to handle, manage, and ship dangerous chemicals is not a rote exercise intended to “check a box.” When a mistake can lead to serious injury, death, evacuations, hospitalizations, highway closures, and lasting environmental contamination-training for personnel must meet higher standards for quality, accuracy, and knowledge retention.

Also from Lion Technology
Take Command of Demand with Retail Solutions
Offered By: Hub Group

Take Command of Demand with Retail Solutions

Consumer purchases used to be limited to what retailers had on their shelves. E-commerce means everything is in stock, and retailers are shifting gears to chase demand. Learn how retailers can optimize their supply chains by working with providers to craft timely forecasts, identify efficiency improvements and modify plans as needed using diverse services and technologies

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The New Economics of Freight Brokerage
Offered By: Transfix

The New Economics of Freight Brokerage

Defining the new economics of #freightbrokerage. With the swings in capacity, availability and rates of today’s freight brokerage, this whitepaper sets out to better define the #truckload marketplace, carriers and their assets and the role of technology and data in the new economics of freightbrokerage

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2019 North American Carrier Survey
Offered By: Transporeon

2019 North American Carrier Survey

What are carriers saying about the current capacity, pricing and technology situation in the North American logistics market? Carriers across the U.S., Canada and Mexico weigh in on the current economic events that are influencing pricing developments and having the highest impact on their businesses in 2019. Download the results of the most comprehensive survey among North American carriers to see just how much the landscape has shifted over the last year.

HazMat Autocomplete Challenge:  Part 2
Offered By: Lion Technology

HazMat Autocomplete Challenge:  Part 2

In Part 2 of this Hazmat Autocomplete Series, hazmat trainer Flip De Rea gives unscripted answers to five more of the web’s most-asked questions about hazardous materials compliance.

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Avoiding the Pitfalls of a First-Time TMS Buyer: Lessons to be Learned Before Purchasing a TMS
Offered By: 3Gtms

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

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Not Your Mama’s 3PL
Offered By: Evans Distribution

Not Your Mama’s 3PL

Being a successful 3PL in this day and age means stepping outside of the box, and finding creative solutions for today’s fulfillment needs. How do you find those creative solutions? What will make you stand out in the traditional 3PL environment? Download our whitepaper to help with developing customer solutions in a variety of industries.

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