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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.

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.

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.

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.

How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

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

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.

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.

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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Descartes’ Second Annual Ecommerce Supply Chain & Logistics Benchmark Survey

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Descartes is pleased to announce the launch of our Second Annual E-commerce Supply Chain & Logistics Benchmark Survey. The goal of the study is to tap businesses insight on the issues, strategies, and tactics that matter most in this dynamic industry

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

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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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.

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.

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.

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

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.

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.

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.

Get more “aha” moments in your S&OP Meetings

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics. Download the buyer’s guide for S&OP.

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.

How Brexit Affects Cloud-based EDI Solutions Vendors

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The Brexit, an abbreviation for British Exit, refers to Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. A referendum – a vote in which citizens take part – was held on June 23, 2016 to decide whether UK should leave the European Union.

4 Common Supply Chain Pitfalls and How to Prevent Them

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The role of the supply chain in an enterprise’s operations are changing. Businesses continue to create value for their customers by providing fast delivery right to their doorsteps and optimizing websites for more convenient mobile experience.

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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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The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.

How to Select the Best EDI Solutions for Your Business

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Many companies strive to remain lean and reduce costs. They need to collect data and communicate information in real-time to match the supply and demand efficiently. This is where EDI solutions are proving their worth.

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How Supply Chain Inventory Optimization Minimizes Costs

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Many companies struggle with supply chain inventory optimization. They need to overcome distributed data and inventory, navigate complex networks of locations, and manage configurations of thousands of parts.

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.

Real time analytics for your S&OP Meetings?

If you aren't running a well-oiled Sales & Operations Planning process with the added benefit of sophisticated supply chain analytics & optimization - you are probably leaving major revenue and margin opportunities on the table. S&OP has become a standard process to improve business performance, collaboration and predictability. Ready to take things to the next level? This Guide offers insights into where commonly used technologies fall short, and what you should look for to get more value from S&OP using analytics.

EDI Solutions Survive Exaggerated Rumored Death

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Despite the emergence of web-based standards, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) continues to thrive in the market because of one clear reason – it works! Many companies have invested in EDI solutions in the past years. Although it may have been a bumpy journey to get it up and running, now it works.

Blockchain 101: What You Need to Know

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Companies need to know what goes on beyond the four walls of their businesses in order to gain greater insight to their full supply chain. They need technology that will enable them to understand the total process that runs their supply chains.

The Internet of Things’ Impact to the Supply Chain

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Companies closer to their customers have already started to use IoT data to streamline their supply chains and get to know their customers better. What is the Internet of Things’ impact to the supply chain? Electronic manufacturers are familiar with data.

EDI and Invoice Automation Solutions: Accelerating Payment Cycles

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In today’s technology driven world, the expectations of vendors and customers are high. Strategic innovation and optimization of business processes are required to achieve future success.

The 2018 Supply Chain Software Buyer's Guide

Learn which supply chain applications are the best for your organization.