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Today’s supply chain is comprised of multiple independent parts that all work together to move commodities across the globe. Facilities including warehouses, distribution centers and the carriers who move products between them often operate as independent contractors. When that is the case, these businesses are considered asset-based. Essentially, these are companies that own all of

Some shippers believe the only way they can negotiate discounted shipping rates is through a 3PL. Others are convinced that upgrading software solutions that are based on their business size or volume of freight movement is the key. Neither of these statements are 100% factual.  While a 3PL can help with the shipping rates and

While Webster’s Dictionary hasn’t quite caught up to speed, the term Amazonation is a reality in the logistics world. It seems everywhere you look, there is a concept, technology, or operational philosophy that was introduced by Amazon. And due to the company’s popularity, its model was copied by other companies in the logistics space.  And

One issue all supply chain businesses deal with is maintaining an optimized inventory. One way that many supply chains determine if their inventory levels are optimized is by analyzing and adjusting the holding costs. Holding costs are those that are linked to the management or storage of inventory that is not sold or is not

  End to End visibility and transparency is a hot topic in the logistics world. Supply chain partners are always actively seeking better ways to aggregate and control their data. A growing trend of supply chain management professionals is the use of what is known as a control tower system. This relatively new software solution

The search for better E2E visibility within the supply chain never truly ends. When it comes to moving freight, the ability to monitor it through the supply chain, using radio frequency identification (RFID), is a proven method that will likely never outgrow its usefulness. Today’s consumers and logistics partners seek more transparency for the movement

As technology improves, several corporations in the supply chain industry opt to upgrade their software solutions. Most of the time, they do so to help streamline reporting, document control, and much more. However, one of the leading integrations put into place by logistics professionals is that of EDI integration or Electronic Data Interchange.  An EDI

With October 31st just around the corner, the Brexit deadline moves closer and closer to a ‘no-deal‘ with the European Union (EU). However, the Prime Minister, along with numerous UK-based companies are beginning to look at and even consider this trade deal as outlined by the United States as a viable, fluent and lucrative transition

Each day, more than 500 million parcel or freight shipments move across the United States. However, in order to arrive at the 155 million addresses of those customers, the contact information noted on those packages must be accurate. This is address verification at its core! Unfortunately, not all deliveries arrive at their destination on time.

When we talk about E2E visibility, we are referring to the level of transparency across an entire supply chain. It is the ability to track, monitor and easily report on all freight movements from the point of origin to the final destination, and everything in-between.  This concept is a must-have for the modern supply chain

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