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The job of a warehouse manager is one that requires a constant shifting of priorities. It involves gathering the right data, making lightning-quick decisions, and a toastmaster-like ability to communicate with different audiences. It is one of the most difficult jobs in the logistics industry, mainly because qualified candidates must possess multiple skills, combined with

The North American supply chain is one complicated machine. With politicians from the United States, Mexico, and Canada constantly working to negotiate the best trade deal for their countries, shippers across North America find it more difficult today to move products to customers in these three countries. Whether it’s the threats of rising tariffs or

Today’s supply chain involves multiple, independent steps, each of which must operate without error to ensure the efficient movement of freight. Professional companies including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and more achieve supply chain superiority through effective management of strategic, operational, and activation strategies.   The biggest problem is: How do you define ‘effective’?  With multiple cogs in

Imagine where we would be if manufacturing companies did not exist. There would be no computers, no cars to drive and no airplanes to fly. Furthermore, there would be no way to move other manufactured goods through a supply chain. As you can see, manufacturing reaches far beyond the production of simple retail goods. Creating

A major factor contributing to the yearly and growing success of a company like Amazon is its unique ability to consistently innovate and improve shipping strategies. In fact, Amazon is constantly redefining what customers expect from shipping providers and are trying to keep up with this consistent flow of innovation. That’s the companies secret sauce

The 18+ month trade war came to a close on Friday, December 13, 2019. The United States and China finally agreed to a “phase one” agreement that aims to help resolve trade tensions for 2020 and beyond. Though details are still scant, the released info, so far, points to a promising future for international trade. 

The shocking and sudden bankruptcy of Celadon is the largest trucking failure to date. Nearly 4,000 employees abruptly found themselves out of work one Sunday night, when a message was suddenly sent out to their telematics devices. With very few details, drivers had to figure out what to do with their rigs and how to

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) came from the need to automate various back office functions. It is used widely in a number of business logistics tasks as a way to centralize organization and bring together all areas of production leading up to the finished product, essentially streamlining most, if not all, back office tasks. This is

Transportation management systems (TMS) are the control center of your transport process. They communicate and track key information in real-time, allowing you to analyze and adjust operations in mere minutes. Needless to say, proper transportation management system implementation is vital. But a lot of retailers shy away from updating, changing, or employing TMS software since

Light industrial properties have seen a recent increase in popularity as a means of work-base and storage, and continue to grow at a stunning rate. By definition, Los Angeles-based industrial real estate firm CBRE defined warehouses and manufacturing/production units smaller than 120,000 square-feet as fitting the term “light-industrial” property. The majority of average size units

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