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Anecdotal evidence and some qualitative research suggests that "favored shippers"__companies for which carriers prefer to haul freight__obtain better pricing and service.
But do they?
Posted on 08/12 at 01:35 PM
C.H. Robinson •
Before you invest in a costly upgrade to your existing WMS, consider all of your options. With many solution providers to choose from, it's important to examine all features and functions as you look for a cost effective solution that meets your needs now and into the future.
With the 2015 WMS RFP template you'll be able to view all prospective vendors through the same lens, so that you can make a truly informed decision.
Posted on 08/05 at 07:35 AM
Highjump Software •
Does your organization struggle with the integration of information between your internal systems, processes and partner portals? You're not alone! Kapow Software alongside EFT has surveyed over 200 organizations regarding the importance of information access, visibility and discusses some of the major goals for supply chain and logistics organizations.
Posted on 07/28 at 07:44 AM
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.
Posted on 07/23 at 08:11 AM
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.
Posted on 07/21 at 03:55 PM
Barcode Readers •
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.
Posted on 07/16 at 07:45 AM
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.
Posted on 07/08 at 12:22 PM
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.
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.
As you evaluate warehouse management software to manage your distribution operations, you’ll want to arm yourself with powerful background information and purposeful questions to ensure a solid purchasing decision.
Posted on 07/02 at 01:02 PM
Highjump Software •
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