Industry Focus Week

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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What is Blockchain and How is it Going to Benefit the Logistics Industry?

The Port of Rotterdam tests blockchain logistics which can kickstart a revolution in the level of transparency within the industry. The Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest shipping port, is taking part in a Blockchain consortium which is focusing on logistics, reported Coin Desk. The project has the support of more than fifteen public and private …

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5 Tips for Supply Chain Professionals to Survive, and Succeed, The Holiday Season Logistics Peak

November is almost at an end. As December nears, the holiday peak looms for many distribution centers. The season will be the busiest for us in logistics and transportation thanks to Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas Eve, and Boxing Day. Customers will be expecting to receive their purchases and gifts with little hassle. This means …

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Autonomous Cars Driving Change in Automotive Manufacturing & Supply Chains

The long road to commercially available autonomous cars is almost at an end. A number of things will be changing when that happens. Chief among the changes is the way automotive manufacturers invest and sell their products. What separates an autonomous car from a regular car is the onboard computer. Behind that technology are companies …

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5 Ways to Revitalize a Lagging Corporate Culture in Logistics and Supply Chain

An adaptive corporate culture is an important part of any organization’s long-term success. Yes, managers and C-level personnel set the standards for how business is run, but it’s the values and practices shared by the employees that will guide the hundreds of decisions they make on their own every day. Why Culture Matters As Frances …

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Using AR to Augment Your Supply Chain

If you’ve been to any public places the last two weeks, then you’ve seen children and adults wandering around pointing and swiping at their phones. This is because of the new app Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game where people hunt, capture, and battle adorable creatures that they can find just by walking outside. The …

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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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The Long Strange Journey of Some Old Coffee

Nine years ago, several coffee beans of the higher quality Arabica variety were stashed away and forgotten about. At the time, there was a period of oversupply you see. As the coffee beans sat in the warehouse, they lost their quality and with it their value. In fact, the value of the coffee beans has …

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Kelli Saunders of Morai Logistics Wins OWIT’s Woman Exporter of the Year Award

Nominated during OWIT (Organization of Women in International Trade) Toronto’s Annual Awards Ceremony, where Kelli Saunders of Morai Logistics Inc. wins Woman Exporter of the Year. Toronto, ON (June 16,2016) On Thursday, June 9th 2016, Kelli Saunders, President of Morai Logistics Inc., an Authorized Agent of Mode Transportation, was the recipient of The Woman Exporter …

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9 Facts About the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT)

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) leverages the interconnectivity of machines and systems with sensors, intelligent data, and analytics to provide increased visibility and better insights into the performance of equipment and assets. Despite what its potential offers, attitudes surrounding IIoT are mixed. Some industry leaders are optimistic, others are dismissive. For this week’s infographic, …

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