4 REASONS TO CONSIDER PARCEL SORTING AUTOMATION

Making use of Automation for parcel sorting is beneficial for both shippers, and consumers. The fast rise in E-commerce has been generally embraced by consumers- which is an advantage for retailers.     Due to the rise of e-commerce, companies who deliver parcels now face the issue of speed- customers now expect for shipments to […]

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Pricing Drawbacks To Avoid When Selecting A Logistics IT Solution

Implementing IT solutions end up costing more than expected. Why? Buyers generally make the assumption that the quoted prices include the commensurate levels of effort and value from all providers. Pricing between service providers differ widely, the features or functionality included in one provider’s quote will not necessarily be included in another provider’s quote. Therefore, […]

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8 Frequent Supply Chain Errors and How to Avoid Them

Mistakes are inevitable and some mistakes can be a liability for companies. It is advisable that companies or organizations are aware of the following eight common supply chain mistakes as well as how to avoid them: Lack of Supply Chain Transparency According to Chris Kushmaul, a frequent supply chain mistake companies make is operating without […]

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3 Ways Technology is Re-Forming Logistics

Companies need to constantly keep-up with, adapt to new emerging technology. The rapid evolving of technology enables smarter and simpler supply chain management. Below are three emerging technologies: RFID, Cloud-integration IOT enhancements that are reforming the logistics industry: 1. RFID TECHNOLOGIES Without even realizing it we use technology that automatically captures data and relies on […]

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Supply Chain Careers: 10 Jobs In Transportation You Should Consider

The supply chains field has quite a heavy presence in our everyday lives and is the driving force behind the products we consume. This is a factor that makes it no surprise that it is an industry that has vast career opportunities across different departments and sectors. There are many starter vacancies and there’s certainly […]

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Five Tricks To Help Minimize Freight Costs

Ways to reduce freight costs are often sought after and business executives of a manufacturing, distribution, or any company that ships freight know this very well. Finding a way to reduce freight costs involves more than the hard cost of shipping the freight, or the freight rate. It means considering both hard and soft cost […]

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Five Ways to Reduce Supply Chain Risks

Going Global? There are internal and external factors and forces that can have a negative or positive impact on the success of your business. However, there are also ways to help reduce possible risks where the supply chain sphere is concerned. Whether you are considering branching out into the global market, or you are already […]

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The Knowledge Supply Chain Explained

What is a knowledge supply chain? When the concept of supply chains comes to mind, one thinks of the ‘physical’ aspect- the raw materials, trucks, and warehouses. However, there’s more to supply chains than processing of raw materials and moving things from one place to another- there’s also the ‘knowledge supply chain.’ Knowledge workers are […]

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3 Ways 3PL Helps You Solve Your E-Commerce Challenges

To meet consumer demands, e-commerce requires adaptable and flexible supply chains, no matter how short the lead time. Companies can support this fast-moving supply chain by leveraging a collaborative 3PL relationship. By collaborating with a knowledgeable third-party logistics (3PL) provider, shippers can add both scale and visibility to their supply chain. With greater control, companies […]

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Guideline: 5 Tips For Successful Supply Chain Technology Projects

For the past few years, we have witnessed several technology predictions that have made headlines in the supply chain field and some examples include: “Robots may change the way we do business” “3D-Printing will change manufacturing” “Cloud technology: What’s in it for supply chain managers?” “Smart glasses coming to a warehouse near you” The reality […]

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Six Women in The Logistics Industry You Should Know About

Status of Women The logistic sector is still a male dominant sector even though there has been a rise of women in the business world. An estimated total of 125 million people work in the logistics industry but women only make up one to two percent of the workforce. According to Infografic, the Logistics Industry […]

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Five Ways To Prevent Brand Damage After A Product Recall

There are three things that are at stake when the process of recalling a product is mishandled and those are: Company’s reputation Market share Bottom line This, however, can always be avoided if there are proper guidelines and systems in place that are meant to effectively manage recalls. Acting quickly allows for lesser risk and […]

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Selection Criteria For The Best Freight Auditing and Payment Vendor

There are several factors to look for when choosing the best vendor for your organization. As a freight shipper considering using a freight auditing and payment service, these are six selection criteria to deliberate on in order to penetrate beyond a company’s sales brochure. This process will help you determine how well a service company […]

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Women In Logistics: A New Truckers Association Launched

Women who are active role players in the transport and logistics field have come together and have launched a new truckers association called the Emerging Truckers Association of South Africa (TASA). The aim of the association – officially launched in Sandton, Johannesburg – is to help bring on transformation in this industry that generates R12bn […]

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How Transport Infrastructure In Africa Will Encourage Intra-regional Trade

History took place in Uganda recently where the initial free trade agreement was signed between 26 African countries. Transport infrastructure which consists of road, rail, shipping and air cargo infrastructure, will form an integral part of this agreement. The Permanent International Association of Road Congresses has made it a point to now focus on African […]

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Warehousing in 2018 – Predictions, Possibilities & Preparations

Part of being successful in the supply chain industry is forecasting and planning ahead. Warehouse leaders should already be in tow and know what next year will bring in terms of technology, systems and other new innovations. This helps in preparations and planning ahead in order to have operations that meet the expectations and demands. […]

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