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The Current and Future State of Block in the Supply Chain Industry

With the growth of  blockchain as a viable mechanism to oversee supply chain processes, it’s worthwhile taking a look at how it currently stands in the industry and where it is going. Blockchain has been talked about as a potential breakthrough technology for supply chains for a while. Yet, in the past couple of years the wait for …

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Customer Service: A Long Term Strategy for Future Supply Chains

As the integration of technology changes the supply chain ecosystem, third party logistics (3PL) providers are urged to maintain a high level of customer service. The digitization of any industry impacts the direct interactions customers have with businesses. Ecommerce platforms provide consumers with the ability to make on the spot transactions, and this results in …

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eBook: New Report Shows How Shipping Standards Have Changed Over the Last Decade

Globalization continues to develop and refine many industries. It shapes the standards and best practices for many businesses. Supply chain and shipping, having so many moving parts, is affected by globalization more so than many. Getting goods from A to B is a complex process, especially when the two locations don’t share a border. Globalization …

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eBook: Offshoring, Nearshoring, Reshoring – What’s the difference?

Outsourcing is business strategy of contracting work out to a third-party. Companies use outsourcing to gain access to cheaper labour, larger specialized labour pools, and/or obtain other benefits through an economy of scale. The term encompasses both the setup of a subsidiary, and the off-site activities of a company. For decades, companies used outsourcing strategies …

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The Success of 3PLs and Mexico As A Logistics Hub

On February 4, 2014, we released a white paper detailing the different ways the logistics landscape had changed. Developments in the industry had created new challenges and opportunities all along the supply chain, shifting the world of transportation. The last few years has seen many developments in the realm of logistics. The recent carrier, port, …

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The Fight For Flight: Commercial Drones May Soon Deliver Your Next Order Online

It was just under three years ago that Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos revealed plans for “Amazon Prime Air,” a drone-based delivery system that would’ve been a game-changer for delivery services. At the time, there were a number of news outlets and commentators divided on the topic, with some being excited at the implication of drones that could theoretically reach …

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Looking at Current and Future Cost of Brexit for the Logistics Industry

It’s been two weeks since the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum was held in the UK. In what surprised many political analysts and commentators, a majority of British citizens voted to leave the EU with 52% percent in favour of leaving and 48% in favour of remaining. This month, we’re focusing our eBook on …

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eBook: Looking at the Impact of Cargo Theft and Possible Solutions

Cargo theft isn’t anything new. From the days of bandits attacking caravans to pirates on the sea, if there is money to be made from stealing cargo and fencing it then attempts will be made to steal it. The real change is in the sophistication and planning that thieves utilize in their planning. Globalization has …

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3 Reasons Why a Social Media Strategy Will Help Your Brand in Logistics and Supply Chain

Many businesses have embraced social media to grow and to bring value to both their company and their customers. This is because the number of people online has been rapidly growing since the 2000s. Within the United States for example, 70% of the population have at least one social networking profile. For companies involved in …

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Uberification: A Brief History & Its Impact on Logistics

If 2015 could be summarized in a word, that word would be “uberification” as the on-demand delivery model really took off. Many industries have been affected by uberification, with several entrepreneurial ventures popping up this last year with their pitch being “Uber, but for X”. Given that uberification is focused strictly on the distribution and …

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