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7 Tips For Building Supply Chain Resiliency

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Shortages of products from toilet paper to microchips during the coronavirus pandemic highlighted the value of supply chain resiliency, and the opportunities for companies that aren’t as prepared as they would like.

5 Ways a 3PL Provider Can Transform Your Supply Chain

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It’s easy to overlook the role that 3PL providers play in the overall global economy and, at the same time, enable your business to operate and compete. That was never more clear than during the past 14 months of the pandemic as goods continued moving to the right place at the right time.

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How To Overcome Supply Chain Disruption

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Supply chain disruption is a fact of life for every company that moves any type of product. There won’t be a new normal, just new sources of disruption, from weather to government policies to industry conditions.

Last Mile Logistics: Why More Shippers Are Expanding Capability Into Last Mile Delivery

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Last mile logistics remains a confusing part of the modern supply chain. While initially perceived as relatively simple, last mile logistics are much more critical than many shippers realize. The last mile delivery is the actual point of interaction between a given shipper and the customer.

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Supply Chain Evolution: Digital Transformation Is the Way Forward

A new study by The Economist shows that 54% of enterprises want to rethink their supply chains. Make them more agile and resilient. How would supply chains evolve from here? And what should supply chain leaders be doing differently? Download the report today!

Shipper Prep Tips for the CVSA Roadcheck, 72-Hour Capacity Reduction

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While the world is ready for a strong return to economic and logistics stability, there’s another risk on the horizon. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CSVA) International Roadcheck is set for May 4-6, 2021. Also known as the CVSA roadcheck, it spans three days.

What is Supply Chain Resilience?

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If your company’s supply chain survived 2020 and the disruptions of early 2021, it’s safe to say it has passed the resiliency test. What do we mean by that? Let’s start here: what is supply chain resilience?

What is Multimodal Shipping?

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Multimodal shipping represents how companies can find new value within their supply chains and augment efficiency without dramatically increasing landed costs. While multimodal continues to change in the wake of disruption from the pandemic this year, interest in new shipping strategies has exploded.

5 Critical Capabilities for Supply Chain Managers in 2021

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Several challenges loom large for supply chain managers as 2021 approaches for the transportation industry.

Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains

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Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help. A manufacturer in China doesn’t read the specs on an order. A supplier in Mexico mixes up two similar parts. An ecommerce fulfillment warehouse in the USA sends the wrong packages to customers. On top of all that, billions if not trillions of dollars worth of potential working capital are tied up in illiquid assets such as 90-day invoice payouts or even the real estate value of, say, a warehouse or factory building.

A 5-Point Strategy for Digital Procurement Transformation

Today, your entire supply chain must embrace change and accelerate digitalization. When it comes to procurement, focusing on digital transformation now can dramatically reduce costs, improve visibility and insight, and give you a significant competitive advantage.

Using Technology to Integrate Your Return Management Strategy

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Supply chain leaders have faced significant challenges in the past, and in 2020, the coronavirus pandemic spotlighted the need for supply chain resilience and integration. Among these, an integrated return management strategy can make or break successful operations.

What’s the Next Phase of Supply Chain Evolution?

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The reworking of supply chains has a simple purpose of fitting the new world economy’s needs and demands. And freight data sharing platforms had already started before the mess of 2020 began.

Optimize Your E-commerce Returns Strategy With Real-Time Data

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To reap the rewards of a data-driven e-commerce returns strategy, logistics leaders should follow these steps: Keep all stakeholders working together and sharing the right information with related communications via API-integrated systems.

How to Use Data to Fuel Your Retail Reverse Logistics Strategy

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How often do you think about your retail reverse logistics strategy? It’s easy to assume retail reverse logistics is solely based on returns. While this is partially true, all retail reverse logistics involve a backward flow of products that return to their origin.

Just In: Inventory Optimization Research

How are organizations performing on inventory optimization? How can new technologies help your team improve? Find out in this new research report.

What Is Reverse Logistics’ Role in 2020 Supply Chain Trends

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As customers continue to shop online through the remainder of the year, the demand on reverse logistics—particularly the process of managing returns—will skyrocket. It’s the same story; customers want more and more. And, it’s time for businesses to really consider the facts.

Building a Better Data-Driven Reverse Supply Chain

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How often do you really think about the reverse supply chain? It’s easy to assume the reverse supply is solely based on returns. While this is partially true, all reverse logistics involve a backward flow of products that return to their origin, it’s not that simple.

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10 Most Effective Tips for Optimizing Your Supply Chain

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Supply chains are complex ecosystems of people, tools, and strategies that are getting increasingly difficult to manage efficiently. With so many stakeholders involved in the process, only a comprehensive supply chain management plan can help you improve business results in the long run.

Improve Supply Chain Processes During Peak Shopping Seasons

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What does it take to improve supply chain processes? That is a loaded question. Increased order fulfillment, improved customer satisfaction, validating order details and contents before packaging, automating repetitive processes, and other factors can significantly improve supply chain processes.

What Happens When Machine Learning Meets Ocean Shipping?

Read how Unilever developed a first-of-its-kind digital Control Tower with ClearMetal that provides extremely accurate real-time visibility across their sea freight operations.

Supply Chain Inventory Optimization – Beyond the Analytics

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It is easy to make analytics the cornerstone of warehouse and distribution center management. While analytics offer remarkable insights into supply chain inventory optimization, warehouse managers must still understand how the use of slotting optimization technology impacts other processes.

KPI Supply Chain: Parcel Metrics to Track and Boost Peak Season Value

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Carving a successful footprint and managing to boost Peak season value involves the direct application of KPI supply chain best practices. These best practices go back to the root of digital transformation within logistics, recognizing when things go wrong and intervening immediately.

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Final Mile Trends to Watch in 2020

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While companies devoted vast resources to the use of technology since the rise of the internet, the final mile continues to be a tech-lacking aspect of supply chain management.

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Challenges in Multimodal Shipping Management

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Multimodal represents one of the most important ways, if not the most significant development in the supply chain’s history, to increase efficiency and lower costs. And more companies are turning to multimodal shipping management as an alternative to sticking with a single-mode.

Demystifying Control Towers: What Drives Effectiveness?

Speaker: Mauro Gonzalez, Founder and CEO of Alkimius Group & Andrew MacMillen, Principal Analyst at Nucleus Research

There are several competing definitions of supply chain control towers. Here to demystify their meaning and what it takes to have a successful implementation is Principal Nucleus Research Analyst, Andrew MacMillen in conversation with Alkimius founder & CEO, Mauro Gonzalez.

Adopting Digital Payments: 3 Reasons For Supply Chain Companies

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Editor’s Note: Today’s article is from Sydney Wess with Clutch who gives us 3 reasons supply chain companies should be adopting digital payment options. Amid the global COVID-19 crisis, more and more consumers are seeking out methods of contactless, cashless payment.

Supply Chain Risk Management: How Supply Chain Technology Aids in Risk Management

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All businesses face risks, and your business is only as strong as the weakest link. A failure on the part of any supplier or other supply chain partner could result in cascading problems across your business, and supply chain.

The Ever-Expanding Role of AI and AR in Food Logistics

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The food supply chain is unlike any other. While electronics, automotive, and consumer goods’ supply chains promote their products, the food supply chain represents a basic human necessity–food.

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5 More Reverse Logistics Metrics to Track

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Across returns supply chains—a core component of reverse logistics—the need to improve performance has never been higher.

Webinar On-Demand: 3 Ways to Make Your Operational Execution More Robust With S&OE

Speaker: Sander van Lokven and N.S. Krishnan

S&OE provides an early warning system that helps business stakeholders sense and optimize their responses. This keeps the supply chain out of firefighting mode, smoothens relationships with customers and suppliers, and helps sustain margins by reducing the cost to serve.

Delivery Logistics: Why Final Mile Is Where It Comes to a Head

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Maintaining proper controls in freight within the final mile has always been a top concern for supply chain executives. Failures within the final mile delivery logistics are both the most visible to consumers and poorly visible to supply chain leaders.

Quick Tips for Optimizing Loading and Unloading Operations

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The demand for package delivery continues to grow as consumers do more of their shopping online. At the same time, the supply chain is increasingly moving toward just-in-time delivery, meaning logistics companies have less room for error.

E-Commerce Supply Chains Need These Supply Chain Tech Systems

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E-commerce will continue to grow significantly through 2020 and beyond. As evidenced by the most recent peak shipping season, the need for effective, high-quality logistics and warehouse management has never been higher. The demands for faster, more affordable processes are growing in stride.

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5 More 2021 Trends in the Supply Chain to Start Thinking About Now

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The saying goes- the only thing staying the same is that everything keeps changing. And the statement becomes especially true with supply chain management. It’s crucial to track the 2021 trends in the supply chain needed for success.

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Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

When to Outsource Reverse Logistics

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Reverse logistics are a major hurdle to efficiency and profitability in modern supply chains. However, they are not something an organization can simply avoid. Failure to offer a fair, free returns process will cost customers. Period.