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[Podcast] Best Co-Worker Ever – Partnering People and Technology for the Warehouse of the Future
Offered By: DHL Supply Chain

[Podcast] Best Co-Worker Ever – Partnering People and Technology for the Warehouse of the Future

This episode of the DHL Supply Chain All Business. No Boundaries.™ podcast features a conversation with Tony Gariety, VP of Logistics and Distribution, Carhartt and Omer Rashid, VP of Operations Development, DHL Supply Chain. Listen in as they discuss how Carhartt managed its rapid growth with an assisted-picking robotic solution and partnership with DHL Supply Chain.

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Three Ways Configured Software Prepares Your Business for the Future
Offered By: Nulogy

Three Ways Configured Software Prepares Your Business for the Future

The contract packing industry is becoming more complex with each passing day. In order to adapt and thrive, you need to choose the correct software platform to meet the needs of your value-added services. Scaling your contract packing operation for the future requires preparation—for risks as well as opportunities.

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Merging Technology & Talent
Offered By: Ryder

Merging Technology & Talent

Globally, supply chains are facing unprecedented levels of disruption. Shippers and carriers are challenged more than ever to keep goods moving, while ensuring customer needs are met. Ryder’s new infographic explores the foundation to a successful freight brokerage. Learn what the fundamental areas needed for success are and what to look for in a freight broker to keep your goods moving while navigating disruption.

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Boosting Labor Management With Capacity Planning
Offered By: Honeywell

Boosting Labor Management With Capacity Planning

Are production deficits from unplanned labor shortages increasing your labor costs and cutting into your profit margins? Since the start of the pandemic, many manufacturing or distribution and fulfillment (D&F) operations have dealt with waves of staff illnesses that have put production behind schedule and led to excessive overtime hours. Many site managers are turning to capacity planning models to break the cycle. Learn how modern labor management software (LMS) is leveraging data science techniques to deliver more accurate and prescriptive capacity planning forecasts.

The Complete Guide to Evaluating Warehouse Management Software
Offered By: 3PL Central

The Complete Guide to Evaluating Warehouse Management Software

Buying software shouldn’t be hard. Yet, every year third-party logistics warehouses struggle to make decisions about technology infrastructure that will help them grow and meet their customer needs. In this year’s In the Complete Guide to Evaluating Warehouse Management Software, we will share a step-by-step guide on how to best evaluate, select, and implement WMS software.

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5 Ways to Start Cutting Supply Chain Costs
Offered By: TECSYS

5 Ways to Start Cutting Supply Chain Costs

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.

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Why Businesses Need Route Optimization
Offered By: Locus Robotics

Why Businesses Need Route Optimization

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.

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Supply Chain Visibility: Illuminating the Path to Responsive and Agile Operations
Offered By: C3 Solutions

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

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.

Also from C3 Solutions
Move Inventory Faster: It Starts With The Label
Offered By: Loftware

Move Inventory Faster: It Starts With The Label

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.

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Examination of an Inbound Web Portal
Offered By: Unyson Logistics

Examination of an Inbound Web Portal

Regardless of the size of a business, everyone is looking to save money and streamline processes. However, often companies overlook the cost of their supply chain, particularly their inbound transportation. Inbound web portals have the ability to bring several companies together in one place to share accurate and necessary information and provide an opportunity for business-to-business growth. Overall, each component of the supply chain—whether it is customers, 3PL providers, carriers or vendors—can reap the rewards of reduced costs, advanced visibility, improved reliability and increased savings.

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The Internet of Things and the Modern Supply Chain
Offered By: C3 Solutions

The Internet of Things and the Modern Supply Chain

You have probably heard the term Internet of Things (IoT) quite a bit in the past year. It is frequently mentioned in the same breath as supply chain, with the common observation that it will significantly impact supply chain operations. This whitepaper clarifies what is meant by the IoT, and identifies some ways in which it is expected to, or already is, transforming supply chain operations. It also offers some suggestions on how to best leverage IoT opportunities in your business.

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Is Now the Time for Cloud WMS?
Offered By: Softeon

Is Now the Time for Cloud WMS?

Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) have been late to the cloud game, and suitable only for simple DC operations. The times have changed. Cloud-based supply chain solutions are rapidly gaining share, and will likely prove the dominant approach in just a few years. Learn how the barriers to warehouse management in the cloud are dropping, and why companies are taking advantage of its power right now.

The Management Guide to Making a Routing Software Decision
Offered By: TMW Systems

The Management Guide to Making a Routing Software Decision

Routing software technologies really do work. They lower costs and improve the service levels you offer your customers, while bringing practical and efficient planning solutions to your fleet operations. The keys to making a successful software decision include approaching it as a powerful business improvement benefit — not just a way to replace or reduce staff.

Rethinking Pharma Supply Chain Resilience
Offered By: Controlant

Rethinking Pharma Supply Chain Resilience

The pandemic caused a whole host of issues for the pharmaceutical logistics and supply chain industry. For many logistics leaders, it is a crash course in crisis management and a stark warning of the need to build resilience. Learn how more than 100 directors of management from pharma companies worldwide increase visibility across their global supply chain and logistics partners through technology.

Network Optimization: Make Your Data Visible and Actionable
Offered By: Odyssey Logistics & Technology

Network Optimization: Make Your Data Visible and Actionable

Using real-life customer examples, this e-book will help you learn how to tell when your organization is ready for network optimization, five key steps to implementation, how to build a supply chain "digital twin," the impact powerful business intelligence tools can have, and potential outcomes of network optimization programs.

Also from Odyssey Logistics & Technology
Learn How the Right Load Planning Software Can Help Your Company Thrive
Offered By: MagicLogic Optimization

Learn How the Right Load Planning Software Can Help Your Company Thrive

Supply chains are under increasing pressure and the need for good Load Planning software is increasingly important. Choosing the right software can help a company to continue to grow and thrive. Learn how MagicLogic software solutions load cartons, pallets, shipping containers, ULDs, and railcars optimally and safely. Reduce your company’s labor and shipping costs, and carbon footprint with Cube-IQ® and BlackBox® Cartonization and Palletization software.

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10 Tips to Enhance the Value of Your Transportation Management System
Offered By: Odyssey Logistics

10 Tips to Enhance the Value of Your Transportation Management System

Sustainability strategies and technologies have evolved to the point where well-executed initiatives are having a positive impact on both the environment and on the bottom line. Here are a few strategies to consider, depending on your industry and needs.

Also from Odyssey Logistics
Packaging More Efficiently Using Advanced Load Planning Software
Offered By: MagicLogic Optimization

Packaging More Efficiently Using Advanced Load Planning Software

Previously, many companies only shipped B2B. But with e-commerce booming, supply chains face increased pressure and rising costs, especially for packaging. Often, packages are awkwardly shaped or must follow complex loading rules. Learn how MagicLogic Optimization develops efficient loading solutions for all types of packaging. The solutions are suitable for B2B and direct-to-consumer sales, increasing supply chain resilience and reducing costs.

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A Digital Transformation Guide for Improved  External Supply Chain Collaboration
Offered By: Nulogy

A Digital Transformation Guide for Improved External Supply Chain Collaboration

Consumer packaged goods companies face mounting pressures on all sides, such as retailer demands, supply shortages, and consumer preference shifts. It’s no small feat to juggle these market forces while managing an external network of manufacturers and packagers. This guide outlines the benefits and rewards of a successful digital transformation strategy and the obstacles encountered along the way.

Also from Nulogy
Control Tower Approach Drives Visibility, Aids Planning and Supply Chain Reliability
Offered By: Odyssey

Control Tower Approach Drives Visibility, Aids Planning and Supply Chain Reliability

Odyssey Managed Logistics Services optimize every aspect of logistics and supply chain operations. The Door-to-Done process takes care of everything from Point A to Point Z, providing clients control, 24/7 shipment visibility, informed decision-making, ongoing process improvements, sustained cost savings, and superior value. Learn how, for LANXESS, Door-to-Done means a custom-designed logistics control tower that integrates multiple data points and provides real-time intelligence, improving efficiency and saving money.

Achieving ROI with Digital Supply Chain Technologies
Offered By: Inbound Logistics and Generix Group

Achieving ROI with Digital Supply Chain Technologies

Enabling resiliency with technology is more critical than ever. Listen in to hear panelists from Generix Group, Barcoding, and Browns Shoes unpack the three fundamentals for a strong ROI, how to upgrade your warehouse, and overcoming pandemic challenges.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions
Offered By: Kinaxis

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions

It’s time for change. Volatility and uncertainty demand quick action, your teams and your budget are overstretched, and another disruption could threaten the entire business. Turn to a trusted advisor for the solution. The Gartner 2021 Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning Solutions has recognized Kinaxis as a leader and positioned the company furthest on completeness of vision within that quadrant. Read the full report.

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10-Step Guide to Selecting the Perfect WMS
Offered By: Highway 905

10-Step Guide to Selecting the Perfect WMS

Hyperconnected customers and a fast-paced, post-pandemic world pose various challenges to how businesses manage their warehouses today. Digital brings all the answers with the ever-evolving WMS. But in the sea of vendors and WMS features, what is the correct way to select the best solution for your business? Download this guide to better understand your needs, identify gaps, and formulate a fool-proof selection strategy.

Navigating a World Transformed by COVID-19
Offered By: Odyssey Logistics & Technology

Navigating a World Transformed by COVID-19

This third-party research study of logistics professionals, commissioned by Odyssey Logistics & Technology, examines the future of a world transformed due to COVID-19. Insights include: understanding visibility is crucial to vitality, discovering new ways to automate cost management, closing the communications gap, and more.

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How Resilient Is Your Manufacturing Network After COVID-19?
Offered By: Nulogy

How Resilient Is Your Manufacturing Network After COVID-19?

For years, global manufacturing organizations have been lulled into a sense of complacency, prioritizing cost containment and efficiency. This 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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How Technology, Data and Technical Expertise Are Redefining Cold Chain Logistics
Offered By: Softbox Systems

How Technology, Data and Technical Expertise Are Redefining Cold Chain Logistics

Global demand for temperature-sensitive pharma products is increasing, especially in the wake of COVID-19. Ensuring the integrity and reliability of time- and temperature-sensitive products is more important than ever. For biopharma clients, keeping products safe and regulated during cold chain distribution is vital. Customers turn to leading temperature control packaging innovators. With a deep understanding of the challenges associated with shipping temperature-sensitive pharma products, Softbox Systems tops the list. Read this free whitepaper to learn how technology, data, and technical expertise are redefining cold chain logistics

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Procurement Without the Guesswork
Offered By: DAT Freight & Analytics

Procurement Without the Guesswork

Meeting complex shipping needs in a freight market defined by unrelenting instability ushers in a lot of uncertainty, especially when it comes to your transportation budgets. Historically, most shippers use a few different methods, attempting to crack the code and stay current with freight market trends. Unfortunately, today’s pandemic driven climate has exposed drawbacks in most commonly used strategies. Fortunately, DAT recently acquired FMIC—formerly part of Chainalytics—and created a new service that solves for all the shortcomings of previous tactics, giving you a current 360° view of today’s freight market, as well as a look at tomorrow’s.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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!

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.

Also from TECSYS
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.

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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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.

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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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 Top 4 Benefits of Supply Chain Agility
Offered By: Amber Road

The Top 4 Benefits of Supply Chain Agility

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! 

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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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Take the Uncertainty Out of Your Supply Chain
Offered By: Amber Road

Take the Uncertainty Out of Your Supply Chain

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!

Also from Amber Road
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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Get Your Supply Chain in Focus with IoT 
Offered By: Amber Road

Get Your Supply Chain in Focus with IoT 

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.

Also from Amber Road
AAEI Trade Trends Report 
Offered By: Amber Road

AAEI Trade Trends Report 

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

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Restructuring Business Models to Satisfy the E-commerce Effect 
Offered By: C3 Solutions

Restructuring Business Models to Satisfy the E-commerce Effect 

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.

Also from C3 Solutions
Capacity: Tech Solutions That Exist To Help With The Crunch 
Offered By: Transporeon Group

Capacity: Tech Solutions That Exist To Help With The Crunch 

Today’s supply chain is responding to an increasing capacity crunch that’s challenging companies to find new and better ways to manage their business. From collaboration, to assessing the spot market, to more effective demand planning, technology now exists to help shippers make life easier for their carriers. Patrick Pretorius of Transporeon Group joins us to share his observations on how and where he sees technology making the biggest impact in logistics.

What Shippers Need To Know When Tech Alone Isn’t The Answer
Offered By: Trinity Logistics

What Shippers Need To Know When Tech Alone Isn’t The Answer

Rapidly changing customer demands constantly create new challenges for shippers. Some of the most impactful responses can revolve around the implementation of new technology. However, without the proper knowledge behind the switch, are shippers getting the biggest bang for their buck? Ryan O’Halloran of Trinity Logistics joins us to give his take on how technology alone can’t necessarily run the whole logistics program.

4 Signs It’s Time For a New WMS
Offered By: Snapfulfil

4 Signs It’s Time For a New 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.

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

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

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.

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New Supply Chain Technology Best Practices
Offered By: Kenco

New Supply Chain Technology Best Practices

The purpose of this paper is to provide the reader with information about five new innovative technologies that could greatly impact the supply chain: drones, 3-D printing, driverless vehicles, robotics, and wearable technology. The paper delves into the many benefits of each technology as well as some challenges and gives the reader a peek into an amazing future.

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Offered By: INTTRA

Blueprint 2032: How Technology Transforms Ocean Container Shipping

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.

5 Dirty Secrets of Warehouse Management Systems
Offered By: HighJump

5 Dirty Secrets of Warehouse Management Systems

It’s a fact: most best-of-breed warehouse management system (WMS) providers force you to pay every time you require a system change. Uncover five more dirty secrets many warehouse management systems don’t want you to know. Download this whitepaper to discover these hidden truths and gain valuable information on considerations for evaluating WMS vendors. Arm yourself with information that will enable you to select a system that will fulfill your requirements today and years from now as your company grows–all at a low total cost of ownership.

Visibility Across the Manufacturing Enterprise
Offered By: InfinityQS

Visibility Across the Manufacturing Enterprise

Despite recent advancements in manufacturing technology and data management, many manufacturers still use antiquated data systems that store quality data on site at individual plants. While these systems might help to make improvements at a local level, they create data silos, preventing manufacturers from looking across their operations to find opportunities for global improvement. In this whitepaper, InfinityQS advises manufacturers to unify plant-level quality data to attain enterprise visibility. Organizations can use strong quality software and apply new data collection practices and modern analytics to unify disparate data streams and drive sophisticated analyses and improvements across their whole enterprise.

Offered By: UltraShipTMS

Five Ways a TMS Solution Adds Value to Any Shipping Organization

The business case for supply chain logistics software is compelling to every stakeholder if properly communicated. Download this complimentary eBook which provides five iron-clad arguments in favor of implementing a TMS platform with optimizer tools and private fleet management capabilities. Use these simple, yet effective arguments to build a winning business case for TMS in your organization.

Cloud or Licensed Supply Chain IT Systems – Which is Right for You?
Offered By: C3 Solutions

Cloud or Licensed Supply Chain IT Systems – Which is Right for You?

As we rely more and more on global visibility into supply chain operations, whether across carriers, modes, or continents, cloud-based SaaS applications will become the standard. Can you trust cloud-based supply chain systems?  This whitepaper compares and contrasts SaaS versus licensed supply chain IT systems offering benchmarks related to cost and security while also exploring functionality, features and vendor Selection advice.

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Top 5 Logistics Technologies
Offered By: FLEXE

Top 5 Logistics Technologies

The business of Logistics is evolving. While there are a lot of supply chain innovations that have made a big impact on the business of logistics over the years, here are five recent innovations that are revolutionizing the industry: Robotics & Automation; Advanced Inventory Tracking Technologies; Advanced Inventory Management Systems; Collaborative Logistics; Supply Chain Design & Modeling Tools.

Quiet Revolution: Convergence and the Future Automotive Supply Chain
Offered By: DHL

Quiet Revolution: Convergence and the Future Automotive Supply Chain

The century-old way of doing business in the automotive industry is now over. The industry is facing a revolutionary convergence with the technology sector that will transform how it manages its supply chain operations. This whitepaper reveals that the increasingly high-tech composition of vehicles, driven by growing consumer expectation of product innovation, is propelling this convergence between the two industries. Download your free copy for additional details.

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The Engagement Stack 
Offered By: immr

The Engagement Stack 

This extensive whitepaper looks at how brands can effectively utilize their data and technology to engage with customers. The author, Dr. Phil Hendrix, managing director at immr, delves into the seven characteristics that distinguish masters of engagement; case studies with Starbucks, Patagonia and Sephora; and much more. Hendrix also examines the “regret test” by asking: “If your company disappeared today, would anyone really care in six months? Would you be sincerely missed and difficult to replace or would your customers move on to the next thing? Download this free resource to identify how your company can become a “master of engagement.”

IoT-Enabled Analytic Applications Revolutionize Supply Chain Planning and Execution
Offered By: Savi and IDC Research

IoT-Enabled Analytic Applications Revolutionize Supply Chain Planning and Execution

The Internet of Things (IoT) will "deliver on the promise of true end-to-end supply chain visibility for the first time," reports IDC in this new whitepaper. Want to know how? Download this free resource to learn why milestone-based visibility solutions are no longer acceptable in today’s competitive marketplace; how the IoT will impact supply chains with new solutions that provide unprecedented visibility; and why businesses should focus purchasing on "purpose-built applications" rather than toolkits.

Doing More With Less: Yard and Dock Management Software ROI
Offered By: 4SIGHT Logistics Solution

Doing More With Less: Yard and Dock Management Software ROI

 This whitepaper provides an important analysis for anyone faced with logistics problems in the yard or at the dock, including high operational and labor costs, inefficient processes, security, and other serious issues. It features an overview of several yard management and dock management software solutions and approaches that not only solve the problems facing on-site logistics operations, but ensure timely ROI using a proven and automated "less is more" approach.

Also from 4SIGHT Logistics Solution
Crossing Over: TMS Delivering Big Value for Small Shippers<br />
Offered By: BestTransport

Crossing Over: TMS Delivering Big Value for Small Shippers

No matter the size of your shipping operation, the logistics are complicated. Optimizing loads, reducing dock dwell, load tendering, meeting deadlines, and many other issues combine to challenge your business every day. Transportation Management Systems (TMS) have long been a mainstay in large shipping departments, while smaller shippers have been left using manual systems such as spreadsheets, or worse. Not anymore. A SaaS cloud-based TMS will show you the money – with little to no investment up front, and big value to your bottom line. Find out more by downloading this free whitepaper.
 

Barcode Tracking Simplified for Make-to-Order Manufacturers 
Offered By: BellHawk

Barcode Tracking Simplified for Make-to-Order Manufacturers 

Make-to-order manufacturers typically make a limited number of basic products, but each one may have different options. If manufacturers assign a different part number to each product made – which may have many different dimensions, colors, or other options – then they can end up with many thousands of part numbers. This whitepaper explores an alternative approach: To assign a smaller number of "product line" part numbers, and then to track attributes such as width, length, color and other options on an item or container basis. This not only makes it easier to track raw, work-in-process and finished goods inventory, but also makes it easier to do cost comparisons for like jobs and to integrate with ERP and accounting systems. 

 

 

Doing More with Less: Yard and Dock Management from an ROI Perspective
Offered By: 4SIGHT Logistics Solution

Doing More with Less: Yard and Dock Management from an ROI Perspective

This whitepaper provides an important analysis for anyone faced with logistics challenges – high operational and labor costs, inefficient processes, security and more – in the yard or at the dock. Download this report to learn how integrated yard and dock management systems can help warehouses, manufacturers, retailers and distribution centers do more with less, while realizing a return on investment in as few as 12 to 24 months.

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Big Data in the Supply Chain
Offered By: UTi Worldwide

Big Data in the Supply Chain

Prior to investing resources into "big data" systems, software, and people, firms must understand that data aggregation alone is insufficient. Without a well-thought-out strategy, big data projects can result in confusion between teams, or worse, lead to sunk costs. This article uses three examples to illustrate data-driven improvement opportunities in transportation, warehousing, and network design. The ultimate deliverable of data-oriented efforts should be greater transparency in decision-making.

The Economics of Transportation Management Systems
Offered By: CTSI-Global

The Economics of Transportation Management Systems

Transportation is one of the biggest expenses for companies, and these costs continue to increase. Learn about current industry conditions, the factors that are contributing to these cost increases, and the benefits a Transportation Management System (TMS) can provide. This whitepaper will answer all your questions, from the TMS options available to the return on investment.

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Mobile Shopping Cliffhanger: Consumers Identify Big Gaps in Retail Shopping Apps
Offered By: Contact Solutions

Mobile Shopping Cliffhanger: Consumers Identify Big Gaps in Retail Shopping Apps

New research reveals that consumers are adopting mobile shopping at an impressive rate, but a looming problem exists. A surprising percentage of consumers report struggling with mobile shopping apps. When consumers struggle, 51 percent abandon the shopping cart and leave the app; 20 percent leave the app entirely and never return. Don’t leave your mobile shopping customers hanging. Read this free report and find out how you can increase revenue, reduce operating costs, and elevate net promoter scores.

Disruptive Logistics: The New Frontier for e-Commerce
Offered By: Oliver Wyman

Disruptive Logistics: The New Frontier for e-Commerce

E-commerce continues to push delivery logistics in new directions. E-tailers of all sizes are looking to “disruptive logistics” – a combination of delivery speed and innovation – as a way to add value, separate themselves from the pack, and keep the customer under their banner throughout the entire shopping process. As a result of these moves, formerly well-defined borders between e-tailing and logistics are dissolving, shifting the entire e-commerce ecosystem in new ways that will impact all businesses in the space. This whitepaper analyzes recent trends in e-commerce logistics and presents strategies for e-tail giants, small and mid-sized companies, and third-party logistics providers.

Common Myths About Dock Scheduling
Offered By: C3 Solutions

Common Myths About Dock Scheduling

This whitepaper addresses some of the myths related to dock scheduling, such as: I Only Need A Basic Appointment Tool Dock Scheduling – My Carriers and Suppliers Will Never Do It; We Can’t Afford to Refuse Loads so Why Bother Scheduling?; I Don’t Need A Dock Appointment Scheduling Because I Deal With A 3PL; Carriers Won’t Respect the Appointment Time; My Vendors Will Never Buy Into the New Scheduling Process; and A Dock Scheduling Software is Too Expensive. Bust these myths by downloading this free whitepaper today.

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What is the Value of Real-Time Data in Manufacturing
Offered By: IQMS

What is the Value of Real-Time Data in Manufacturing

For some manufacturers, accurate data can only be acquired when a shift ends and production reports are logged, or shop floor data is uploaded, resulting in an eight-hour "real-time" reality. For others, the real-time information range is shorter, depending on reporting software limitations. Competitive manufacturers need to ask themselves, "Why is that an acceptable margin?" The answer is: It’s not! When you pull information from your shop floor and back office, reports should be run against live data, not data that is delayed. This whitepaper discusses the importance of actual data, and demonstrates how a lack of real-time information can cause crippling effects throughout the enterprise.

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Supply Chain’s New World Order
Offered By: One Network Enterprises

Supply Chain’s New World Order

This whitepaper from One Network Enterprises offers a crash course in taking your supply chain from good to great by identifying the latest innovations that are impacting supply chains for the better. It also illustrates how companies can leverage the cloud for predictive and actionable supply network operations, integrated financial measurement, and integrated business planning.

Customized Innovation: Finding the Tools to Automate
Offered By: IQMS

Customized Innovation: Finding the Tools to Automate

From straightforward pallet wrapper applications to complex and robust distribution systems, automation has a foothold in the competitive, modern manufacturing environment. Through applications that integrate seamlessly into your enterprise software solution, manufacturers are soliciting and creating custom programs that make production faster, easier, and more accurate. But once the project for automation has been identified, where do you turn to get the program started? You have two options: Team up with your ERP vendor or develop it on your own. This new whitepaper discusses the benefits of each option, and offers success stories from manufacturers facing common shop floor challenges.

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Not all Cloud Solutions are Created Equal: Extracting Value from Wireless Cloud Managment
Offered By: Aruba Networks

Not all Cloud Solutions are Created Equal: Extracting Value from Wireless Cloud Managment

Cloud-based services play a vital role in reducing networking costs and boosting agility in small to medium -sized enterprises. And not all cloud wi-fi solutions are the same. Download this whitepaper report conducted by Forrester Research Consulting on behalf of Aruba Networks to learn business priorities for enabling a mobile workplace; review critical SaaS-managed WLAN features for a secure, multi-service platform; and evaluate different cloud Wi-Fi solutions. If your organization is considering a WLAN upgrade, don’t miss this perspective on why cloud-managed Wi-Fi could be the answer.

Logistics Flow Control: Gaining Command of the Inbound Supply Chain
Offered By: Descartes

Logistics Flow Control: Gaining Command of the Inbound Supply Chain

Retailers want their goods to seamlessly flow through their distribution network. To meet retailers’ inbound supply chain needs, Descartes created Logistics Flow Control, a comprehensive, cloud-based, multi-party solution that spans the entire process to collaboratively bring together all of the parties to simultaneously manage commercial, logistics and customs inbound processes.

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