Supply Chain Trends

Cargo Theft

Cargo Theft – Tools to Combat a Growing Issue

Industry experts at Overhaul (supply chain platform) report that cargo theft is a significant issue that affects supply chains worldwide, leading to substantial financial losses […]

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Growth Mindset in Supply Chain Operations

Cultivating a Growth Mindset in Supply Chain Operations

Nurturing a growth mindset was a hot topic at this year’s Warehousing Education and Research Council’s (WERC) 2024 Conference, held in Dallas, TX, this month. […]

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Hurricane Season Challenges Supply Chain

Hurricane Season Challenges Supply Chain

The Atlantic hurricane season significantly impacts global supply chains from June 1 to November 30. Hurricanes can cause substantial disruptions by damaging infrastructure, delaying shipments, […]

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Noise Reduction in Warehouse Operations

Noise Reduction in Warehouse Operations

Warehouse noise reductions allow your workers to operate without noise protection, enhancing their awareness of their surroundings. In an era when finding qualified labor becomes […]

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Small Parcel Delivery and the Future of USPS

Small Parcel Delivery and the Future of USPS

The small parcel market is growing and USPS is poised to benefit from it. It’s no secret that the U.S. Postal Service has long been […]

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Post-Pandemic Supply Chain Trends

Post-Pandemic Supply Chain Trends

The post-pandemic supply chain look much different. The trucking and warehousing industries, once thriving due to high consumer spending and limited inventory, are now grappling […]

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Direct Labor Employees The backbone of the supply chain

Direct Labor Employees: The backbone of the supply chain

Supply chain direct labor employees are the backbone of the supply chain. Investing in personnel is crucial to operational success. Effectively hiring, training, coaching, and […]

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Port of Baltimore to become fully operational by the end of May

Port of Baltimore to become fully operational by the end of May

The Port of Baltimore should become fully operational by the end of May. It’s been about six weeks since the cargo ship Dali hit the […]

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Closing the Visibility Gap Across the Supply Chain

Closing the Visibility Gap Across the Supply Chain

Can your operation boast visibility into the entire supply chain? Today’s supply chain is full of unprecedented challenges, heaped on top of complex issues. From […]

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Robotic Palletizing

Robotic Palletizing is Changing Warehouse Operations

The advent of robotic palletizing and depalletizing is changing warehouse operations dramatically and increasing productivity. One of the most physically demanding tasks in a warehouse, […]

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Retail Supply Chain

The Retail Supply Chain is Here to Stay

The rise of the retail supply chain has caused a massive shift in how manufacturers operate. If you’re a manufacturer of goods like apparel or […]

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Same-Day Delivery

The History of Same-Day Delivery and One-Hour Delivery

Let’s explore same-day delivery and one-hour retail delivery; tracing its origins, milestones, and the strategies key players like Amazon and Target employ to meet consumers’ […]

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Last-Mile Delivery Demands

Meeting Last-Mile Delivery Demands

Last-mile delivery has become one of the most important components of the supply chain in the past few years. With the massive uptick in e-commerce, […]

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Manufacturing is Resurging

Manufacturing is Resurging but Struggling to Fill Roles

Over the past few decades, many politicians have promised to bring manufacturing back to the United States. Ironically, it’s not a politician that has helped […]

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Evolution of Barcodes

Evolution of Barcodes: From Linear to Two-Dimensional and Gs1

Barcodes have become integral to modern society, revolutionizing how we track and manage products. Their evolution has been remarkable from their humble beginnings as linear […]

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Geographic Center of Gravity (GOC)

Geographic Center of Gravity (GOC) Distribution Network Modeling

Geographic center of gravity (GOC) computer models balance inbound/outbound freight costs (ocean, rail, container, truckload, LTL, parcel, and white glove) with strategic service levels to […]

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hydrogen power trucking

The Greening of U.S. Trucking

While the focus on electric vehicle trucking remains strong, the middle-of-the-road solution hydrogen power trucking is still in play, too. Yet, as demand for zero-emissions […]

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Progress For The Port of Baltimore

Progress For The Port of Baltimore

It’s been just over a month since the Key Bridge in the port of Baltimore was hit by a cargo ship and collapsed under the […]

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OTIF thresholds

OTIF – Beating On Time In Full Thresholds

For suppliers of a large retailers, OTIF thresholds are likely here to stay. For the past several years, suppliers to companies like Walmart and Kroger […]

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Faster Internet Speeds are on the Horizon

Faster Internet Speeds are on the Horizon

Faster internet speeds are on the horizon thanks to a breakthrough in wavelength technology. In a landmark achievement that promises to reshape the landscape of […]

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future of the supply chain

The Future of the Supply Chain

The future of the supply chain is poised to undergo significant transformation, driven by advancements in technology, shifts in consumer behavior, and the imperative to […]

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Shipping Costs Set to Increase

Shipping Costs Set to Increase

Shipping costs are set to increase sharply following several recent market disruptions. Ground transportation is a costly part of supply chain management. When combined, expenses […]

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Autonomous Shipping Is Under Consideration

Autonomous Shipping Is Under Consideration

In several states, trials are underway on the nation’s highways to see how well autonomous shipping works in the form of commercial trucks and how […]

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Reactive Initiatives

Turn Reactive Initiatives into Proactive Engines of Innovation

Turn reactive initiatives into proactive engines of innovation by engaging independent supply chain consultants and fostering ongoing advisor relationships to proactively navigate the evolving supply […]

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Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore: Supply Chain Disruptions

Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore: Supply Chain Disruptions

The Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore is going to cause additional supply chain disruptions. Recent cargo ship accidents may lead to more conversations […]

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VR in the Supply Chain

AR and VR in the Supply Chain

This white paper serves as a guide to the role of AR and VR in the supply chain. Integrating augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality […]

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Geofencing Technology

Using Geofencing Technology for Supply Chain Optimization

Using geofencing technology to trigger automated actions or notifications can greatly improve supply chain operations. This real-time tracking and event-triggering capability make geofencing a powerful […]

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Autonomous Vehicle Trucking

Autonomous Vehicle Trucking: California Pushes Back

In the middle of a continuing truck driver shortage, autonomous vehicle (AV) trucking can sound like a good solution. Many transportation companies recognize this and […]

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Modex 2024: A Gateway to Supply Chain Innovation and Education in Atlanta

Modex is the premier trade show dedicated to material handling, logistics, and supply chain technology. The landscape of supply chain management is rapidly evolving, driven […]

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Labor Shortage Persists in Supply Chain Operations

Labor Shortage Persists in Supply Chain Operations

The labor shortage is still alive and well in supply chain operations and every warehouse manager and supply chain manager can tell you that finding […]

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