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Top 50 U.S. and Global 3PLs 2016: Technology Now the Key Differentiator
Following last year’s merger and acquisition frenzy, the speed of technology implementation by the new “mega 3PLs” will need to keep pace with...
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By mmckeon · September 28, 2015
A strong El Niño is coming. The recent flooding from Severe Tropical Storm Etau in Japan is the first significant manifestation of El Niño and it may serve as a wakeup call. Even if you are not impacted by Etau, this is a test of your risk management and resiliency leadership and culture. If you get blindsided by El Niño, you have no one but yourselves to blame.
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By mmckeon · September 28, 2015
Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) achieved 85% lighting energy savings in its new Lancaster, PA distribution center. The company looked at multiple high bay lighting solutions to meet their corporate sustainability goals and chose the Digital Lumens Intelligent LED Lighting System.
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By mmckeon · September 18, 2015
Many manufacturers are increasing revenues through eCommerce. Whether it is selling directly to the end users, or transacting with partners, eCommerce is now a channel that manufacturers cannot afford to ignore.
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By mmckeon · September 18, 2015
A growing number of shippers are turning to alternative fuel options for their transportation networks to reduce their carbon footprints and run environmentally-sustainable operations. Biodiesel is not only a viable alternative for fleet owners and third-party logistics companies, but also a growing trend that addresses the needs of shippers looking to achieve sustainable innovation in a more environmentally conscious world.
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By mmckeon · September 10, 2015
Scan one or multiple codes on any pallet indoor or outdoor, even if the codes are damaged, scratched, folded or covered with a film, and achieve the highest read rates on the market no matter if the reader is fixed on the wall, on a conveyor or even directly placed on a forklift.
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By Patrick Burnson · September 1, 2015
By most reliable measures, the world’s freight forwarding sector is brightening considerably for the second straight year. But many analysts also maintain that only intermediaries with the most sustainable practices will thrive in tomorrow’s marketplace.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Bridget McCrea · September 1, 2015
Are you on the same page, in real-time, with your trading partners? That’s the promise of today’s supply chain collaboration software.
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By mmckeon · August 19, 2015
From receiving, to put-away, to picking, to shipping, Voice has proven itself as a stronger, more efficient alternative to technologies like paper-based or RF scanner-based systems, and pick-to-light. With accuracy rates of up to 99.995% and productivity increases often between 15-25%, voice-enabled work demonstrates a direct payback to the bottom line - typically, in less than one year.
SPECIAL REPORT
By John D. Schulz · August 1, 2015
While there’s adequate capacity in what’s viewed as a less chaotic market than last year, carriers have regained a position of strength as the supply/demand equation rests comfortably in their favor. As a result, truckers are seeking “shippers of choice” as looming capacity worries continue to mount.
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By mmckeon · July 23, 2015
Supply chain execution convergence (SCEC) is more than a buzz word. It's a necessity for today's global supply chains. If organizations aren't operating on interconnected systems, or using a common end-to-end process to connect to all their partners, achieving supply chain excellence is nearly impossible.
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By mmckeon · July 21, 2015
When selecting a thermal printer, factors such as how quickly/easily a printer can be integrated, how rapidly media can be loaded, and how easily the printer can be serviced have an even greater impact on operational costs. Even small improvements in operational efficiency can positively affect a facility's equipment up-time or on-time labeling performance.
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By mmckeon · July 16, 2015
The rapid growth of omnichannel and multichannel distribution is pressuring shippers to perform to ever-higher standards, meaning warehouse managers need to find more effective ways to manage human resources. Among companies surveyed for a recent study conducted on behalf of Kronos®, approximately half of respondents expect omnichannel costs to increase in the next 12 months. Of those, 66 percent say their labor costs are currently up 15 percent and 62 percent estimate labor costs will grow 12 percent in the upcoming months. Clearly, without an effective labor management strategy, shippers risk losing business and wasting money.
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By mmckeon · July 8, 2015
U.S. businesses face the daunting reality that more than $70 billion in online sales could be returned annually. Learning how to develop an effective returns management policy is the focus of a new white paper from Purolator International.
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By mmckeon · July 2, 2015
Most of today’s supply chains are made up of fragmented silos of information that compromise their ability to be responsive—they are hampered by inefficiencies and barriers and are unable to scale swiftly to respond to customer demands or seize new opportunities.
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By Charlie Tanner · July 2, 2015
As customers' demands constantly evolve, transportation and logistics (T&L) operations are being put under growing pressure to offer more efficient delivery services, while not compromising on customer service. Using findings from a research survey conducted among transport and logistics managers around the world, this report explores how a combination of mobile technology implementations for mobile workers, and process re-engineering efforts can elevate operations to the next level.

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