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Data is the New Fuel for Transportation and Logistics

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A couple of years ago, The Economist published an article claiming the world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data.

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Three Retail Industry Drivers Creating Pressure on Store Performance

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Having the right product displayed at the right time is crucial for retail store success. Yet, it’s a universal challenge facing a wide spectrum of modern retail environments, from traditional high-end and fast-fashion stores to seasonal and pop-up shops. What’s causing this issue?

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Deploying Effective Inbound Supply Chain Visibility

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In the inbound supply chain, effective collaboration is a must to speed the physical movement of goods, and the flow of information. Lack of real-time visibility may result in higher stock levels, longer cycle time, delayed border crossings, and more.

SCLA – Transportation Innovation, Customer Experience and Growth

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A couple of weeks ago SCLA (Supply Chain Leaders in Action) held its annual conference in Fort Meyers, Florida. The event brings together thought leaders from a spectrum of companies including shippers, road carriers, rail carriers, ports, 3PLs, and software providers.

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

Have You Missed the Most Valuable Aspect of Your Transportation Management Solution?

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Adrian Gonzalez , industry expert and host of an online video talk show and blog Talking Logistics, connects with Chris Jones, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Services at Descartes for insights from benchmarking studies Descartes conducted about getting the most value from transportation management systems. Overview: Whether you run a fleet or purchase transportation, the value of transportation management extends well beyond the transportation department.

Freight Brokers: Disintermediated or Growth Opportunity by Incorporating Technology?

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Given the current capacity crunch, and the huge amounts of investment capital pouring into transportation and logistics technology, there is tremendous discussion on how technology innovation will impact the industry and, more specifically, 3PLs.

5 Ways to Justify a Real-time Visibility Initiative

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Visibility has long been a priority for supply chains, but the challenge has been to translate visibility initiatives into tangible business benefits that go beyond the transportation team.

Breaking Down the Silos for Transportation Management and Route Planning and Execution

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One of the biggest opportunities to dramatically improve supply chain performance occurs when traditional supply chain functions are decomposed and reinvented as integrated business processes. Few supply chain practitioners would dispute that notion.

e-Freight Solutions for Air Cargo

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Julie Calcunovitch is Vice President, Air Product Management at Descartes The highly demanding and competitive nature of the supply chain industry demands proactive collaboration amongst trading partners in the air freight community. More than ever, organizations not only need to exchange data between disparate systems in an efficient manner, but also require full visibility into each and every shipment and corresponding document.

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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Realizing the Maximum Value from Mobile Proof of Delivery Solutions

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Do more with less. That’s the universal challenge for transportation and operations managers in today’s business environment. Regardless of the industry, the goal is to operate more efficiently while still meeting customer demands that are constantly changing. As a result, companies are adopting mobile workforce software solutions to streamline supply chain and logistics processes.

Why Freight Visibility Network Scale Matters

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As logistics service providers (LSPs) and shippers embrace real-time freight visibility to drive more agility in their supply chains, I often get asked the question How many carriers are in your network? Alternatively, the question might be Which of our carriers are in your network

Dock appointment scheduling the smart way

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Whether managing the complexity of fresh food or meeting customer promises for rapid delivery, the efficiency with which retailers and suppliers manage the inbound and outbound processes within the Distribution Centre (DC) or warehouse is critical.

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Reducing the Risk of Supply Chain Disruptions

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Join us for a Web Seminar on October 25 at 2 pm ET Mark Segner is Vice President, Global Sales Datamyne at Descartes Today's supply chains include more trading partners, touch more systems, and see goods changing hands more rapidly than ever before.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Real Time Freight Visibility and Why Dupre Chose Descartes MacroPoint

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Louisiana-based Dupré Logistics is a privately held, asset-based provider of transportation and logistics services that include energy and chemical transport, dedicated truck transportation, site logistics, and freight brokerage.

Hot Sessions to Check Out at CSCMP Edge in Nashville

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Every year, over 3000 industry experts gather for CSCMP’s annual conference to share best practices and learn new trends that are impacting the industry. Participants come from a diverse group industry practitioners, executives, and universities in a forum that is focused on education and networking.

The eAWB Continues to Drive Change in the Air Cargo Industry

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Carriers are continuing to require digital data instead of paper in the air cargo supply chain. One recent highlight is Lufthansa’s introduction of a per paper air waybill fee for applicable tradelanes.

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Supply Chain Risks and How to Overcome Them

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The changes in business models in the past years have been huge. Start-ups are able to compete with global multi-national companies – thanks to the cloud. However, it is not all good when you abandon the old brick-and-mortar infrastructure.

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Coronavirus and Your Supply Chain

Speaker: Rob Handfield, PhD, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University

Join this informative webinar with Rob Handfield, Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management at NC State University, who will go over how the Coronavirus has impacted supply chains, as well as discussing approaches for preparing your supply chain for future outbreaks of major global disruptions. The world is becoming a riskier place, and it is important to plan for disasters ahead of time.

New Tech Protects the Health of Oil and Gas Industry Workers

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Our oil and gas industry workers need protection from lung fibrosis caused by recurrent inhalation of sand particles.

Ecommerce Recap: Customer Experience & Innovations

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In the Ecommerce Track sessions at Descartes Evolution 2019, we discussed how retailers and 3PLs Transform the Customer Experience. Both can enhance their end customers' experience by leveraging Descartes Logistics and Supply Chain Technology. Highlights included the growing importance of real-time connectivity to business partners and sales channels, the increasing need for cost effective and service-oriented warehouse and fulfillment, as well as shipping and home delivery capabilities.

Supply Chain Management Solutions and the Challenges They Resolve

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Many supply chain companies understand the importance of supply chain management solutions, but they do not have the funds to invest on the top players. Some are not sure if the benefits will give value to their money, too.

Why Should Businesses Embrace Paperless Supply Chain

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Paperless supply chain was once a fantasy in the world of business. While it may sound impossible decades ago, this did not stop operators from finding ways to make business operations more efficient.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Is Collaborative Commerce Part of Your Business’ Future?

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Is c-commerce already a part of your business? It should be because it provides you with innovative ways to work with your business partners together. It makes your communication efforts faster and easier.

Blockchain Revolution: Can It Solve Security Problems?

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There has been a great discussion about the potential of the blockchain as a distributed ledger and as a secure solution for small and large business transactions.

The Major Trends in Warehouse Inventory Management for 2017

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In this changing industry, you need to address the slowing and outdated processes in order to survive and compete against your competitors. That’s why you need to adopt and refine trends in warehouse inventory management.

Taking Advantage of Collaborative Commerce through a Collaboration Network

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The world has become so competitive that businesses have become dependent on their suppliers, customers, and other external partners. This increases the need for you to embrace Collaborative Commerce rather than escape the trend.

New Planning Maturity Assessment

In today's new supply chain paradigm, resilience and agility are key. Is your planning process fit enough to keep up with the pace of change? Is your tech stack helping or hindering your progress? Take AIMMS's new quiz to uncover learnings and benchmark yourself against peers!

GS1 Registry: Achieving Food Security with Sustainable Farming Standards

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The leading global organization that develops and maintains the most widely-used standards system in the world helps address the issues concerning food security by sharing its own standards.

Why Do We Need a Standard API Language for Data Formatting?

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With the astounding success of social media, it is a curiosity that it still has not paved the way for digital supply chain. If you think about it, the number of Smartphone users has increased over the years.

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Blockchain: Disrupting the Supply Chain Industry

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How could blockchain change the everyday experience of purchasing, cooking and serving dinner? Think about this. Every ingredient of your dinner has a history. Blockchain allows you to see where these ingredients come from, how they were produced, and who handles them.

Applying the Blockchains to the Supply Chain

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Blockchains are known to be the marvel behind the Bitcoin, but other industries also benefit from this revolutionary technology. Companies that are looking to improve efficiency have found a way to solve the supply chain issues using this technology.

Point-of-Danger ICE Raids and Audits

Speaker: Max Muller, Attorney and Author

Supply chain managers should constantly be on guard against forces that could cause a significant point-of-failure in or to their supply chains. The sudden loss of a workforce is an evolving danger to those who provide raw materials, subassemblies, finished goods, and/or necessary services to supply chains; and to entities requiring those items or services. Join Max Muller for this timely, fast-paced and guidance rich webinar that will educate you on the specific steps involved in undertaking your own internal audit, as well as providing you with guidance on what your major and/or sole source suppliers should do as well.