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A New Year’s Resolution for Delivery Companies — Ending Porch Piracy

A viral video opens up discussions of how private and public sectors are coming up with their solutions to stop package theft at the doors of people’s, deemed ‘Porch Piracy.’ You may have experienced a package being stolen from your porch at some point in your life. It happens. It’s a relatively simple form of …

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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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Companies Team Up to Launch a “Robo-boat” by 2020

Two Norwegian companies are working together to build zero-emission, completely unmanned ships Several companies have been very public about their race to introduce fully-automated cars to the marketplace by 2020. Did you know that two Norwegian companies have teamed up to do the same but with a fully-automated boat? A Costly Start but Promising Future …

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Santa Readies His Workshop for the Holidays and by Santa, We Mean eCommerce Operations

eCommerce operations is the true Santa’s workshop and its logistics and supply chain professionals that scramble during the holiday season to make sure that your gifts and goodies arrive just in time for the holidays! Most people are readying themselves and their bellies for the holidays, logistic providers are readying themselves as well. eCommerce businesses …

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3 Steps to Eliminate Zombies From Your Supply Chain

Zombies are undead creatures, popular in many modern books, movies, television, and as Halloween costumes. They are the monsters that just won’t stay down. No matter what happens to one, it will eventually get up and continue its hungry lurching. Unlike more classic monsters, zombies cannot be waited out or ignored. Every passing hour increases …

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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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Study Indicates 91% of Shippers have Successful Relationship with 3PLs

The 3PL industry has come a long way in a few short years with its evolution from tactical service providers to collaborative partners that take on greater accountability and control.This week on the blog, we wanted to focus on the relationship between shippers and 3PLs. In the past, the question was why a company should …

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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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Risky Business: 8 Interesting Facts about the Most At-Risk International Ports

RMS Inc., a risk-modeling firm, recently released a report that looks at the top ports at risk of a disaster. The predictions are primarily based on cargo type (e.g. autos, bulk grains, electronics, etc.), precise location, storage infrastructure and the dwell time. The report was released a year after the Tianjin port explosion in China, …

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The Struggle is Real: Cold Chain Logistics is Cold then Hot

Being well into the summer, we thought we’d take a moment to look at the challenges faced by an often under-appreciated branch of our industry: cold chain logistics. We might find it difficult to stay comfortable in the hot summer months, but it is the job of those involved in cold chains to ensure that …

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