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Globalization Efforts are on the Rise and it Could be Beneficial

Whether you agree with the globalization of the logistics industry or are opposed to it for whatever reason, one thing is certain; there has been a larger than normal push for it in the past few years. So we figured what better time to bring this topic up once again than when efforts to increase […]

Date: January 14, 2019 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain | Technology

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How to Choose the Best Route Planning System

Having a solid route planning system and software to back it up can make all the difference in the world in terms of how quickly and efficiently you are able to get packages out the warehouse door and well on their way to your customer’s doorstep. A good routing system can greatly benefit your business […]

Date: January 10, 2019 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Reporting | Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Could a Phased Autonomous Trucking Solution Be on the Horizon for 2019?

As the calendar extends to 2019, a recently published report indicates that the integration of autonomous or self-driving trucks could be closer than expected. A new report published by logistics industry consultants McKinsey & Co. postulated a concept of a four-wave, phased-in solution that could possibly reduce operating costs for carriers, help to resolve the […]

Date: January 9, 2019 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Automation | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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5 Ways Distribution Centers Can Kick Off 2019 on the Right Foot

The modern supply chain would look much different without distribution centers. Whether they fulfill for single companies or for multiple retailers, a distribution center faces multiple challenges that can impact their operations. Staffing issues, inventory control, and shipping and receiving are just a few of the daily tasks that can determine whether a distribution center […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain | Technology

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Living in the Cloud – Who Really Benefits from Cloud-Based Freight Management?

Technology drives commerce. Whether it’s in the cars we drive, the products we purchase, or the computers we use for work and entertainment, our culture has become dependent on technology to simplify and streamline our lives. Those navigating the logistics space understand that technology can vastly improve their core services – which is what cloud-based […]

Date: December 20, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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How the LTL Industry Can Deal with Cyber Threats

Cyber-crime is quickly finding its way into the LTL industry. Carriers across the globe are reporting being hacked through email scams, ransomware, phishing attempts and more. In some instances, the hackers are able to gain control of their customer database, bank account information, credit cards, and even embed tracking software inside of servers – which […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Less Than Truckload | Software | Technology

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How the Largest LTL Carriers Handle AI Integration

Contrary to popular belief, LTL carriers are not cash cows who grow money inside their cargo containers. Even larger transportation companies have budgets that they must adhere to in order to operate in the green. When it comes to the integration of artificial intelligence in the supply chain, money and cost is arguably the biggest […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Automation | Less Than Truckload | Technology

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How Parcel Carriers Use Last Mile Technology to Deal with Holiday Shipping

If there is a dreaded term in the express parcel industry, it’s ‘peak’. This four-letter word is associated with the holiday season when parcel shipments are at peak volume. In fact, it’s estimated that package volume with the USPS, UPS, and Fed Ex Express doubles from the 10th of December till Christmas Eve. The tremendous […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Automation | Reporting | Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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How National LTL Carriers Use Blockchain Technology

Did you know that 90% of the US LTL marketplace is operated by only 25 National LTL carriers? It’s true – companies like YRC, UPS Freight, Fed Ex Freight, and others dominate this industry, featuring fleets in the thousands, with multiple hubs, terminals, and routes that travel from sea to shining sea. With this much […]

Date: December 19, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Less Than Truckload | Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Can 3rd Party Shipping Companies Help an eCommerce Business?

Today’s online shopper demands shipments to be fast, affordable, and consistent. To accomplish this task, many eCommerce businesses depend on the experience and professionalism of 3rd party shipping companies to help them meet the evolving demands of savvy online shoppers. Whether you operate a WooCommerce platform or utilize Shopify, Amazon or E-Bay as your store-front […]

Date: December 14, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Software | Technology

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Self Driving Trucks – Do they Really Resolve the Truck Driver Shortage?

In the logistics and supply chain industry, self-driving or autonomous trucks and the ever-present truck driver shortage are hot-button topics. While the pros and cons of each are discussed ad nauseam, the truth is that the successful implantation of autonomous trucks can resolve the growing shortage of qualified drivers. However, since we’re a long way […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Software | Technology

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Why LTL Cost is Impacted by Dimension-Based Technology

Those who ship via LTL carriers may have noticed an uptick in pricing on their shipping invoices. While the driver shortage and rising fuel costs are a major contributing factor, the inclusion of dimension-based equipment is showing up on many shipper’s invoices. But, it’s not because of the LTL carriers need to recoup their investment […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Less Than Truckload | Software | Technology

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How Far Away is a Fully Automated Supply Chain?

Did you know that the United States commercial supply chain employs slightly less than 40 percent of the total workforce? From warehousing operations to transportation and selling of consumer goods, the supply chain in the United States is incredibly people heavy. However, as with any other industry, those who manage supply chain operations are always […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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What Is A Yard Management System?

Yard management systems,  also known simply as YMS, is any software-based system that is designed to facilitate the management of trucks, trailers pallets, or even personnel in the yard, warehouse or fulfillment center. These systems are able to provide warehouse operators with real-time information regarding the location of these various things whether in the yard […]

Date: December 12, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Automation | Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Could Drones Be The Next Big Thing In The Supply Chain?

In the last 15 years or so, the world has witnessed the rise of drones. These nifty pieces of technology have been used by everyone from hobbyists just looking for a new toy to fly around to the military utilizing them on scouting missions and training exercises. But in more recent years, drone technology has […]

Date: December 6, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Automation | Software | Technology

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3 Hurdles that Self Driving Trucks Need to Climb to Become a Reality

It has been estimated that companies including Otto, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla, and others have invested more than $2 Billion in the development of self-driving or autonomous semi-trucks – just for long-haul logistics. While the transportation industry has come a long way in a short period of time, the reality of self-driving trucks entering the supply chain’s […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Automation | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Future of Supply Chain Management

Studies have shown that supply chain management companies number one force of change was changing customer requirements. The top business strategy was to achieve high-quality service, and it was deemed that this business strategy goes hand in hand with the number one force of change for supply chain management companies. Companies such as third-party logistics […]

Date: November 27, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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What Is The Most Comprehensive Logistics Software?

Logistics is an all-encompassing term for a wide array of operational backend processes. This means it can be a challenge to find software that comprehensively pulls together all of your logistics needs and activities to a single platform. It’s especially challenging because logistics management system software is a niche and growing field, and operations managers […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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6 Tips to Prepare Your Warehouse For The Increased Holiday Demand

Is your warehouse prepared for the influx of inventory, shipments, and returns that the holiday season brings? The average retailer increases their inventory by three or fourfold for the holidays. More inventory means more sales and revenue, but it also means more stress on the logistics and fulfillment process. So how do you make sure […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Automation | Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Why a Logistics Company Should Consider Using API Software

Clear and transparent communication is one of the most important attributes a logistics company can possess. With technology accelerating quickly these days, many transportation and supply chain providers are integrating advanced communication platforms, such as API software to streamline and improve the communication between multiple programs. However, just like any other technology solution, knowing the […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Automation | Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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RFID And The Ever-Changing Logistics Landscape

Radio-frequency identification, also known simply as RFID is a technology that was first conceptualized way back in 1948 and by 1966 it was being used in security checkpoints and other anti-theft devices that were being produced specifically for commercial interests and RFID became widespread. These security devices became wildly popular and most self-respecting retail stores […]

Date: November 20, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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4 Ways a Transportation Management System Streamlines Operations for Shippers

The name of the game in today’s supply chain is optimization. Regardless of the type of industry or customers you serve, finding creative ways of streamlining the operations for optimal efficiency is the objection that senior management often tasks their team. For shippers, optimization is all about creating efficient methods of transporting their goods throughout […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: Reporting | Supply Chain | Technology

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Automation Tech And Self-Driving Delivery Trucks: We Must Be Living In The Future

It is almost a daily thing now to hear about the latest advancements in the field of drivable technology. The idea of a car that can drive you or your goods from point A to point B with just the push of a button has been a dream of many for decades. And not only […]

Date: November 16, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Automation | Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Virtual Logistics Teams Are On The Rise

Industries are always looking for new and innovative ways to replace traditional work with something that is a bit more efficient, easier to manage, and just streamlined better overall. And as more and more of the nationwide workforce is moving away further and further away from traditional ways of operating, virtual logistics teams have really […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Balanced Scorecard: How To Have The Right KPIs For Your Business

How do you measure the success of your operations? How do you know if business is trending upwards or downwards? How do you gauge growth? Balanced scorecards with key performance indicators can help you “keep score” of your processes, especially in your logistics department. These KPIs become a clear-cut way to align the business with […]

Date: November 9, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Supply Chain | Technology

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What is 5S? Elements of the 5S for Lean

For manufacturers and shipping carriers, activating a lean manufacturing or lean management program is becoming quite common. This proven operational philosophy places an emphasis on efficiency, by structuring the operations in such ways as to reduce resources used, improve the efficiency of the operation, save money on operational costs, and improve quality of the service […]

Date: October 31, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Automation | Software | Supply Chain | Technology

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Benefits of Lean Management Practices in Transportation

Waste and lost productivity are never positive in the transportation industry. Whether it’s the existence of redundant systems or using antiquated and outdated systems, the logistics industry depends on streamlining their operations to stay competitive and profitable. This is where lean management practices come into play. While many industries utilize this proven method of operation, […]

Date: Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Supply Chain | Technology

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LTL to Benefit from eCommerce Growth

The growth of eCommerce in the 21st Century has had an impact on many different aspects of our personal and professional lives. eCommerce has profoundly changed the way we shop and has changed our expectations regarding the time required to deliver goods to our homes and businesses. It has also opened up a world of […]

Date: October 18, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain | Technology

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Blockchain for Supply Chain, Transportation, and Logistics

There are big changes on the horizon for transportation and logistics companies. Many of these relate to new technologies that can help to revolutionize the process of making deals, serving customers, and getting physical goods from one place to another. One such technology is the immutable ledger technology called blockchain. Many of those who haven’t […]

Date: October 10, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: Supply Chain | Technology

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The Many Definitions of a 3PL (Third Party Logistics)

Third party logistics has simplified shipping for thousands of companies. 3PL’s is the abbreviated term that describes third party logistics, meaning a company that provides outsourced logistics operations and freight management. While there is a lot of great information on what a 3PL is and does, it is also true that there are several definitions […]

Date: October 2, 2018 Author: Heather Palmer Category: 3PL | Freight Audit and Pay | Full Truckload | Less Than Truckload | Supply Chain | Technology

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