Supply Chain Professionals

Three Key Priorities for 21st Century Supply Chain Professionals

Categories: Warehouse.

Effective supply chain management responds quickly to the shifting market landscape, and leverages technological capabilities to improve efficiency and provide better service. New technology provides an opportunity to gain greater insight into the flow of goods. At the same time, customers’ growing expectations are putting pressure on legacy systems across the industry. Being ahead of the curve technologically can help meet these ambitious expectations through faster delivery, real-time transparency, and lower costs.

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IoT analytics

How IoT Analytics Are Boosting 3PL Performance

Categories: BCO/Shipper.

Consumer applications for Internet of Things (IoT) technologies seem to get most of the media attention, but the real potential of connected devices and sensors is on the business side. Enterprise deployments of IoT technology have grown by over 300 percent in recent years, and supply chain management is one area where the benefits of these systems cannot be overstated.

By collecting large quantities of useful data, IoT devices allow third party logistics providers to leverage this information to improve their performance. IoT analytics can lead to more efficient routing, more precise inventory management, and greater visibility for business partners and customers. They help to improve the quality of logistics services while lowering costs.

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Three Ways eCommerce is Creating a New Paradigm For Inventory Warehousing

Three Ways eCommerce is Creating a New Paradigm For Inventory Warehousing

Categories: Warehouse.

Over the past decade, the pace of innovation in logistics has continued to increase. Starting with the launch of their Prime service in 2005, Amazon has been a major disruptor of established logistic operations and customer expectations for timely fulfillment. As consumers have come to expect two-day or faster shipping, the entire supply chain has had to change to accommodate this new standard. This has led to changes in warehousing and inventory management, as well as new technological developments like predictive analytics and improved inventory tracking. Many analysts expect even more significant evolutions in the next decade.

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The Changing Roles Of Interstate Carriers

The Changing Roles Of Interstate Carriers

Categories: Trucking.

As a result of the tremendous growth in eCommerce, increasing customer expectations, and greater dependence on advanced inventory management technology, the nature of the supply chain continues to evolve. The role of interstate carriers is one area affected by this process. Traditional methods of warehousing and the transportation of goods will be increasingly supplanted by a more diffused system involving a larger role for less-than-truckload (LTL) services and a greater focus on regional warehouses that can directly serve consumers. These trends are moving even faster than many analysts predicted, and the industry could see revolutionary change by the middle of the next decade. By understanding the evolution of their role, interstate carriers can help ensure they effectively adapt to this new environment.

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Drayage Carriers In The Modern Supply Chain

Drayage Carriers In The Modern Supply Chain

Categories: Port Drayage.

As we move into the second half of 2017, port drayage continues to experience significant growth-related challenges. The rapid growth of eCommerce in recent years has increased the demand for goods, but also reshaped the routes they travel. To meet this demand, large eCommerce companies have increasingly built regional warehouses to enable the fast delivery of goods to consumers and businesses in the immediate area. This has had a significant impact on port trucking operations.

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Integrating Smart Shelving into Warehouse Management Solutions

Integrating Smart Shelving into Warehouse Management Solutions

Categories: Warehouse.

Just as Internet of Things (IoT) technology has begun to reach critical mass in the consumer market, such devices are becoming a crucial component in the evolution of warehousing and supply chain in general. From wearable devices to RFID trackers to smart shelves, these developments promise to streamline the fulfillment process while helping to meet the growing expectations of consumer and business clients. In order to keep up with the changing logistics landscape, businesses will need to adopt these technologies, while integrating them into their operations effectively in order achieve strong ROI.

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Emerging Technologies in the eCommerce Fulfillment Center

Emerging Technologies in the eCommerce Fulfillment Center

Categories: Warehouse.

In 2014, Amazon launched same-day delivery in several major cities, changing the game for both traditional retailers and the entire fulfillment industry. Since then, the company has further expanded service in major markets throughout the country while fostering the development of  their own final-mile delivery service.

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