Tue.Sep 26, 2023

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Inventory Visibility: Definition, Benefits, Strategies to Improve It

Cyzerg

Clear inventory visibility is essential to meet customer demand and maintain competitive advantage. By prioritizing inventory visibility, you empower your business to make informed decisions about production, sales, and replenishment, improving operational efficiency and reducing costs. In this blog, we will discuss the definition of inventory visibility, its impact, and strategies to improve it.

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Warehouse Automation Solutions: Best and Worst Practices

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

Fails are fairly common when it comes to warehouse automation solutions. According to an Ernst & Young study, 30% to 50% of robotic process automation projects fail globally.

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U.S. to Spend $1.4B on Railroad Infrastructure

Supply Chain Brain

Freight rail infrastructure has come under scrutiny recently amid derailments, accidents involving hazardous materials, and blocked crossings.

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September 26, 2023 Update

Freightos

Blog " * " indicates required fields Email * Email This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. More Resources Home September 26, 2023 Update The Freightos Weekly Update helps you stay on top of the latest developments in international freight by giving you the rundown on the latest economic data, ocean and air demand trends, rate data – and anything else impacting the market.

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Navigating Uncertainty: How Technology Helps Fleets Thrive in Challenging Times

Change is a constant in the transportation industry. Amid business competition, regulatory developments, environmental concerns, and myriad other challenges, motor carriers must continually adapt to an ever-evolving operational landscape. Fleet telematics technology can help transportation businesses navigate uncertainty, gain a competitive advantage, and boost profitability.

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'Life's a lot easier': Owner-ops find sweet spot with two trucks

Overdrive Online

At its height, the Wilsons' Rita's Absolute Trucking hit 15 trucks running consolidated LTL out of a warehouse the pair operated. Post-Great Recession, however, the pair found a sweet spot with a go-to customer and two trucks. "Life's a lot easier" since.

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Q&A: Are 3PL Dedicated Trucking Services a Good Fit for Your Organization?

West Coast and California Logistics

With dedicated trucking services , your company can hire a 3PL provider to manage your transportation operations. The 3PL will dedicate equipment and staff solely to your business and will operate as though it is your company’s own transportation arm. The 3PL makes all investments in equipment, staffing, systems, and maintenance and charges you accordingly.

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FTC, States Accuse Amazon of Illegally Stifling Competition

Supply Chain Brain

The lawsuit pits Amazon against Khan, who published a paper while a Yale law student, arguing that antitrust laws had failed to stop Amazon from amassing power over its customers.

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How Supply Chain Managers Solve Challenges & Drive Efficiency

MercuryGate

Supply chain managers' roles have never been more critical or more challenging. In an era where global logistics intertwine with technology, economic shifts, and now, the significant “Great Resignation” labor movement, the demands on supply chain managers intensified. The post How Supply Chain Managers Solve Challenges & Drive Efficiency appeared first on MercuryGate International.

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London DCs offer Flexibility, Quality, Location

Logistics Business Magazine

Prologis UK, a leading logistics property owner, developer and investor, is further expanding its portfolio with the completion of two new high-quality units, DC5 and DC6, at Prologis Park West London, which are ready to let. Situated at a prime logistics location, both properties benefit from excellent transport links into West and Central London. Demand for high-quality, sustainable logistics space is growing and to meet customers’ needs, Prologis UK is investing in speculative development to

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How a Global CPG Leader Optimized $500M of Direct Materials Spend and Exceeded Savings Goal

A Fortune 500 CPG company partnered with GEP to improve end-to-end category management, optimize direct spend categories, and increase strategic focus on tail spend. GEP’s sourcing expertise and market intelligence enabled the company to centralize sourcing and order management processes, strengthen key supplier relationships, and enhance supply chain resilience and agility.

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South Africa Urges Greater Biosecurity on Avian Flu Outbreak

Supply Chain Brain

Vaccines aren’t yet available in South Africa, but government talks to finalize access are at an advanced stage and registration of the medicines will be fast-tracked.

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Logistics Sales Reports: How to Leverage Data to Drive Growth

IFS Blogs

Learn how to leverage data insights from your logistics sales reports to improve your company’s revenues and profits.

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Germany Seeks to Lock In LNG Deals to Avoid Cargo Diversions

Supply Chain Brain

The issue of securing supply has recently taken on importance as Europe’s gas market has seen renewed volatility due to supply risks.

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Elevating the Freight Shipping Game With ‘Ship Now, Pay Later’ Financing

Freightera

Freightera’s partnership brings new financing options for business shipping The freight shipping landscape has seen its fair share of challenges, especially in recent times, but we’re looking to elevate the standards to a new level. New Options for Freight Shipping: Ship Now, Pay Later Freightera’s Quote Machine is your go-to for instant, all-inclusive freight quotes from hundreds of reliable carriers.

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Artificial Intelligence and the Transportation Industry

Artificial intelligence has quickly become a feature of everyday life: Using face ID to unlock a phone, communicating with online chatbots, and letting “smart” appliances help manage our homes are just a few of the ways that we interact with AI regularly. Forward-looking businesses are also using AI to transform their operations and gain a competitive edge.

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Penske Logistics Honored with 2023 Cross Dock Award from Toyota North America

Penske Move Ahead

Penske Logistics has recently received the 2023 Cross Dock Award from Toyota North America at Toyota’s Annual Supplier Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Penske received this award for its highly rated service, unwavering commitment to safety and dedication to innovative Kaizen ideas. Service Excellence Penske has consistently achieved a service rate exceeding 99%, setting industry standards for efficiency and reliability.

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Elevating the Freight Shipping Game With ‘Ship Now, Pay Later’ Financing

Freightera

Freightera’s partnership brings new financing options for business shipping The freight shipping landscape has seen its fair share of challenges, especially in recent times, but we’re looking to elevate the standards to a new level. New Options for Freight Shipping: Ship Now, Pay Later Freightera’s Quote Machine is your go-to for instant, all-inclusive freight quotes from hundreds of reliable carriers.

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Mobile Commerce for Ecommerce Brands

Ship Monk

You may not have ever used the term m-commerce, but most of us have engaged in the activity for years. M-commerce, or mobile commerce, is the practice of making a business transaction on a mobile device. If you’ve bought airline tickets, made a bank transfer, or ordered from Amazon on your smartphone, you’re an m-commerce pro. If you also happen to be an ecommerce business owner, you’d better be upping your m-commerce game.