Transportation

3PLs Offer Shippers Optimized Solutions to Nationwide Capacity Crunch

As the nationwide capacity crunch drives into the New Year, third party logistics (3PL) providers offer shippers reliable and cost-effective solutions. Last year the ‘nationwide truck shortage’, also referred to as the capacity crunch, was a significant challenge for the transportation industry. Carrying over into the New Year, the increase in freight rates and subsequent …

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Truck Platooning: A Driving Force to Efficiency

Experts on transportation supply chain and logistics say that truck platooning may help drive efficiency in today’s demanding market. In a special feature this month, Forbes revealed 4 Forces Transforming Logistics, Supply Chain And Transportation Today. Aside from political and economic shifts, and the recently discussed peak in consumer demand, ‘frontline technology’ also made this …

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Transforming Transportation with Cloud-Based Technology

Experts say the transportation industry can leverage cloud-based technology to optimize their supply chains with efficient and cost-effective solutions. A growing number of industries are embracing cloud-based technologies for its proven ability to improve efficiency and help build connections. The 2018 Global Cloud Supply Chain Management Market Analysis reported that the value of the global …

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Drone vs Robot: Which Will Prove the Superior Carrier?

The direction the big logistics companies are moving towards for their R&D is split between drone delivery and autonomous technology investments. We explore how each are developing in the industry. Earlier this week, FedEx revealed its interest in using autonomous vehicles to make deliveries. FedEx’s chief information officer Rob Carter, says the company is considering …

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Trump Pulls Out of TPP – Is NAFTA Next?

Earlier this week, newly inaugurated president Donald J. Trump withdraws from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Hence, the U.S withdrawal from the 12-country agreement effectively rendered seven years of negotiations a waste. Pulling the U.S out of TPP was one of Trump’s campaign promises. Though, aside from the possible global-political ramifications of the action, what many …

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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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3 Ways Supply Chain Technology Brings the World a Little Closer

It’s safe to say that most people realize the benefit of supply chains. Pretty much everything a person living in an industrialized city or country encounters in their day-to-day life encountered a supply chain. From fancy new technologies such as the latest Apple products to the Starbuck’s grande coffee someone orders and pretty much everything …

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Omni-channel Fulfillment, Just How Close Is It?

With so much discussion over omni-channel fulfillment being the future, it is interesting then that only 19% of the top 250 retailers are currently fulfilling omni-channel demand profitably, according to a new the third annual Sands Future of Retail Report. Despite such a small percentage of top retailers making a profit from omni-channel fulfillment, the …

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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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Top 5 Signs it’s Time to Switch Carriers

With the increase of transportation management systems, tighter driver availability, and growing regulatory guidelines, it is essential to collaborate with carriers to ensure you are adding profitable business to their network. This will solidify a long-term relationship that will save you from costly changeovers. Building important long lasting relationships with a carrier is an important …

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