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How Freight Forwarding Affects Cargo Transportation

How Freight Forwarding Affects Cargo Transportation

Freight forwarding is utilized to transport cargo by land, sea, and air around the world. This infographic includes data that shows how transportation modes used in freight forwarding affect international shipping.   Freight forwarding is the coordinated shipment of...

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2021 Warehouse and DC Operations Survey

2021 Warehouse and DC Operations Survey

A survey conducted yearly by Peerless Research Group (PRG) asks about operational factors at Distribution Centers and warehouses, DC network, number of employees, average annual inventory turns, retaining labor, strategies for coping with peak demand, and use of...

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7 Fast Facts about Freight and Cargo Shipping Freight

7 Fast Facts about Freight and Cargo Shipping Freight

So many of the world's goods are transported over through by sea. Over 80% of goods traded internationally are carried by sea. For most developed countries, this percentage can go even higher. Over 35% of goods that are worth over $6 trillion are transported over by...

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Last Mile Delivery Basics

Last Mile Delivery Basics

Last mile delivery is defined as the movement of goods from a transportation hub to the final delivery destination and the final destination is usually a residence. 81 percent of recently surveyed retailers have reported that their supply chain is not prepared to...

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The Changing Dynamics of Last Mile Delivery and Logistics

The Changing Dynamics of Last Mile Delivery and Logistics

The Rise of Last Mile Delivery Service Providers The tremendous growth of the e-commerce market for durable consumer products and grocery goods has resulted in a corresponding increase in direct-to-consumer (D2C) deliveries.  The rise of Amazon in the marketplace has...

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Selecting a Warehouse Site

Selecting a Warehouse Site

Selecting a warehouse site can be a highly complex decision that will impact the success of your business both short and long term. In this guide we briefly review some of the top factors to consider when selecting the best warehouse site for your business. These...

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Major Retailers Adopt Omnichannel Strategy

Major Retailers Adopt Omnichannel Strategy

As shoppers become more tech-savvy and demand that retailers offer a more mobile, cross-functional shopping experience the retail industry as a whole has undergone a variety of drastic changes. In prior years traditional brick and mortar retailers saw steep declines...

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How to Design a Flexible Distribution Center

How to Design a Flexible Distribution Center

Designing your distribution center to be flexible in not only space utilization, but operational processes, requires planning in multiple stages. The nature of distribution center operations has evolved with omni-channel retail and e-commerce growth. Evaluating your...

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Supply Chain Track and Trace Beginner’s Roadmap

Supply Chain Track and Trace Beginner’s Roadmap

Inventory track and trace throughout the supply chain is a more critical function than ever before. Each year more and more cases of consumer sickness and death are reported due to contaminated food and pharmaceutical products. Regulatory agencies such as the FDA have...

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Last Mile Logistics Trends

Last Mile Logistics Trends

The last mile logistics industry has evolved over time due to a variety of influencing factors, one of them being the popularity of e-commerce in consumer retail spending. Each year more and more sales typically made in brick-and-mortar stores are shifting to online....

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What are Inventory Carrying Costs?

What are Inventory Carrying Costs?

Supply chain businesses are constantly evaluating their operations to identify inefficiencies, process improvements and cost saving opportunities. The one area supply chain operators consistently identify as the best opportunity for improvement is the management of...

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2015 Order Management Concerns

2015 Order Management Concerns

As omni-channel becomes an industry standard, rather than a trend, many supply chain businesses are increasing in complexity. Most omni-channel retailers and their supply chain partners manage an average of three separate sales channels. The movement of inventory...

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Supply Chain Labor Pool Issues 2015

Supply Chain Labor Pool Issues 2015

The supply chain has increased in complexity and size in recent years which is affecting who and how the industry hires and how they train their employees during the onboarding process. These changes are due, in large part, to the adoption of omni-channel retailing,...

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Order Fulfillment Expectations

Order Fulfillment Expectations

As omni-channel retail networks become more complex and customer’s demands advance it is important to understand both your customer’s expectations and how your supply chain business performs the functions necessary to meet those expectations. Understanding retail...

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Infographic- Why Choose EDI?

Infographic- Why Choose EDI?

Many supply chain operations are opting toward eliminating communication methods of the past such as fax, email and mail for placing orders, sending invoices and much more. This is where electronic data interchange (EDI) comes in. As more and more tasks are outsourced...

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Manufacturing Outlook 2014- The Future of Manufacturing

Manufacturing Outlook 2014- The Future of Manufacturing

The state of the manufacturing industry is constantly evolving to adapt to customer demand, technology advancements and a variety of other factors. To effectively handle the changes in the marketplace manufacturing businesses are making changes to their operation. In...

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3PL IT Capabilities

3PL IT Capabilities

In an industry where customer service is key it is critical to focus on factors that affect your ability to service customers effectively. This is what the third party logistics industry has turned its focus to in recent years. While 69% of 3PLs think that their...

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Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Due to increasing pharmaceutical regulation, competitive drug prices and the proliferation of off brand pharmaceuticals the industry as a whole is going through significant change. The pharma supply chain has encountered added pressure and has made many adaptations to...

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Hardware in Warehousing

Hardware in Warehousing

Automated data collection technologies have been gaining popularity in the warehousing, distribution, 3PL, manufacturing, retail and many other industries with physical inventory. Industry leading supply chain hardware vendor Motorola Solutions performed their study...

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Barriers to a Strong Omni Channel Retail Strategy

Barriers to a Strong Omni Channel Retail Strategy

As an omni channel retail strategy has become the industry standard, retailers are making significant changes in their supply chains and technology to ensure they can properly meet consumer expectations. The main aspect of omni channel retailing is the ability to...

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Online Buyer Behavior

Online Buyer Behavior

Consumers have begun to leave the retail stores and started to go online. This forces retailers to adapt to the changes in buyer behavior, focusing more resources to online retail channels as well as their current brick and mortar retail channels. This has transformed...

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Retailer Capabilities

Retailer Capabilities

The retailing industry is making an extreme strategy change from that of even a few years ago. Due to the boom of mobile technology retailers have learned the hard way that they can no longer satisfy shoppers with the one single retail strategy or even multiple that...

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Retail Fulfillment Expectations

Retail Fulfillment Expectations

Online consumers are attempting to find differentiating factors between retailers now that the market has become so saturated with similar products or the same product offered by multiple retailers. One way consumers are choosing where to buy online is by the...

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Retail and Social Media

Retail and Social Media

As the omni channel retail strategy is becoming more and more prevalent retailers are trying to determine the best tools to reach their customers. Their tech savvy consumers make up a larger portion of their target market than ever before. These consumers are taking...

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Holiday Retail Sale Fluctuations

Holiday Retail Sale Fluctuations

Most retailers see a high fluctuation in activity during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons each year. This high activity period typically begins the day after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday, and continues on through the week of Christmas. Many retailers have...

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Changes in In-Store Shopping Behavior

Changes in In-Store Shopping Behavior

While many retailers have seen a strong shift to online shopping rather than in store purchases, those that have truly developed and implemented an omni channel retail strategy have seen more consumers returning to their stores. One in three consumers bought more...

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