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It’s Turkey Time!


While there is the possibility of sourcing from a secondary supplier, there’s no guarantee they’ll have enough stock available. They can be held in inventory until the second biggest holiday for these big birds – Christmas, which is only a couple of months away. Special consideration needs to be given to the shipment of live birds on the way to slaughter, not to mention once they’ve been processed they’ll need to be transported in temperature-controlled conditions.

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New Panama Canal Options: Running the Numbers with a TMS


A transportation management system (TMS) can help shippers weigh the pros and cons of each option. For example, a higher cost could be part of a strategy to win market share and align product transportation with that mission. Modern TMS solutions are designed to help shippers make such trade-offs, with analytics platforms that take data from multiple sources and present the shipper with a single access point for calculating total landed cost.

5 Future Applications of the Industrial Internet of Things in Manufacturing & Logistics


Additionally, overall maintenance costs have dropped by 30 percent, and predictive maintenance has reduced machine-specific failures by 70 percent, reports Louis Columbus of Forbes magazine. Transportation costs are considerable for many manufacturers, and leveraging technology to make transportation more efficient, helps reduce overall costs. Source Forbes Magazine).