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In the world of logistics, methods, and systems that can simplify and streamline the supply chain while cutting costs are constantly being refined and customized to better benefit individual businesses. Cross-docking is one such method. Cross-docking is the practice of unloading freight from an inbound load, and then loading it directly into an outbound shipment

We all know that ecommerce shopping has changed the world of retail. In fact, it is safe to say that the only business model that has shown significant growth in the past decade is the online retail space. While the ecommerce world continues to expand in popularity, with the expansion comes a variety of new

Experts have been predicting the growth of logistics outsourcing for the past few years, but some started to waver on these predictions when COVID-19 made its appearance. However, despite initial concerns, we’re seeing that the global pandemic has only heightened the trend of businesses outsourcing their logistics to 3PL partners. More than ever, companies are

  RedwoodConnect 2.0 Enables Taylor Farms to Get Products “From Field to Fork” Efficiently RedwoodConnect 2.0 integrates multiple supply chain technologies, eliminating costs, risks, and hours spent connecting systems manually July 13, 2020 11:59 ET | Source: Redwood Logistics   CHICAGO, July 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — RedwoodConnect 2.0, Redwood Logistics’ flagship supply chain integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS), successfully

Supply chain competency models are a crucial component of any successful supply chain. When they are implemented properly, they help supply chain managers find and target gaps in the competency of the entire supply chain, their employees, or even themselves. These types of models are needed when it comes time to review an employee for

As companies seek out options that allow them to streamline operations and reduce costs, many have turned to an emerging technology called robotic process automation (RPA). Robotic process automation gives businesses the option to automate mundane rules-based business processes and frees up staff to spend more time on face-to-face interactions, direct contact with customers, or

Business intelligence (BI) tools transform the raw data collected by logistics technologies into meaningful reports and predictions that managers can use to take actions for a more optimized supply chain. Business intelligence is just that: intelligence that makes business smarter and better. These tools can help gather insight into the inner workings of complex, ever-changing

The “future” of logistics is happening faster than anticipated. All of those “five-year predictions” we saw last year are suddenly being implemented in the past few months at unprecedented speeds as companies strive eagerly to implement better supply chain management efforts for the future. COVID-19 is teaching us to expect the unexpected, prioritize risk management,

The May Cass Freight Index shows that the COVID-19 impact on the logistics industry hasn’t and isn’t slowing down. There are still major implications on freight volumes and expenditures at a recessionary level due to the pandemic shutdown. In fact, this recent Cass report states that these numbers actually mark the worst market reading since

Responses, both necessary and unnecessary, to the COVID-19 pandemic have threatened the strength of the supply chain model. The future of the supply chain will demand a higher level of connectivity and transparency in order to function, let alone thrive. The future of “connectivity” will be twofold: the inter-connection and transparency between supply chain partners

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