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Your Guide to Supply Chain Network Design: Key Factors for a Competitive Advantage

By | on Jul 22, 2021 |   Supply Chain

Supply chain network design should be a key part of every organization’s supply chain optimization strategy. Managing an optimized supply chain network is a delicate balance between reducing transport[...]

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WMS vs. WCS vs. WES: Which Is Best For Your Business Needs?

By | on Jul 6, 2021 |   Supply Chain

Having the right systems in place is a core pillar of successful supply chain operations. Too little technology, and you miss out on key data and knowledge to keep operations running smoothly. Too muc[...]

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The Role of a Warehouse Management System: Understanding WMS Benefits, Features and Implementation

By | on May 27, 2021 |   Supply Chain

What Is a Warehouse Management System (WMS)? The simplest definition of a WMS is a system in which the daily operations within a distribution center (DC) are controlled and managed. WMS software has c[...]

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Industry Insights: Cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline - Impact on Supply Chain

By | on May 12, 2021 |   Supply Chain

On Thursday, May 6, 2021, Colonial Pipeline Co., one of the largest U.S. refined products pipeline systems, was the victim of a ransomware attack with nearly 100 gigabytes of data taken hostage. Colon[...]

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Dark Stores: The Key to Online Grocery Efficiency And Profitability

By | on Apr 20, 2021 |   Supply Chain

This article by Jim Barnes, CEO of enVista, first appeared on Forbes.com. Consumers have long detested spending precious time in the grocery store on a weekly, or even daily, basis. The desire for gre[...]

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Identifying Logistics Spend and Opportunities for Cost Savings: Strategies to Consider

By | on Apr 12, 2021 |   Supply Chain

In today’s complex retail environment, businesses are competing with ecommerce giants like Amazon to meet evolving customer expectations to receive items anywhere, anytime and as quickly and cost-effi[...]

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Industry Insights: Cargo Vessel Blocks Suez Canal - Impact on Supply Chain

By | on Mar 26, 2021 |   Supply Chain

On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, a cargo ship became wedged in the Suez Canal near Suez, Egypt, halting marine traffic from one of the busiest waterways in the world. The 224,000-ton vessel measuring nearl[...]

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What Is Warehouse Automation? Here's Everything You Need to Know

By | on Mar 16, 2021 |   Supply Chain

In today’s highly automated environment, it is impossible to ignore the impact of technology on our daily lives and in the workplace across every industry. In the context of the disruption caused by t[...]

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Industry Insights: Minimum Wage Increases Among Major Retailers

By | on Mar 12, 2021 |   Supply Chain

News about minimum wage increases and pay issues made for prominent news during the month of February throughout the retail industry and beyond. Last week, the CEO of Costco announced increasing its h[...]

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Chinese New Year 2021: Is Your Supply Chain Prepared?

By | on Jan 4, 2021 |   Supply Chain

How to Prevent Chinese New Year Shipping and Inventory Disasters Is your supply chain prepared for the 2021 Chinese New Year? It’s the most important question you should be asking as soon as the Weste[...]

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Supply Chain Network Strategy as a Process Instead of a Project

By | on Dec 30, 2020 |   Supply Chain

How often does your organization perform supply chain network strategy analyses? Organizations that put off designing a new network or making improvements to an existing one due to perceived complexit[...]

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Leveraging Your Freight Audit and Payment (FAP) Partner to Improve Carrier Relationships

By | on Dec 22, 2020 |   Transportation Supply Chain

In today’s market, having strong carrier relationships is crucial to managing your supply chain efficiently and cost-effectively. Shippers should be utilizing their freight audit and payment (FAP) pro[...]

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