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Transportation Operation Challenges and Solutions

“When conducting a strategic assessment or solution design within a transportation operation, transportation professionals should be looking for ways to create cost reductions while improving service levels.” – Envista  What is transportation operation?  Transportation operation (transport operation) is a movement of a single type of goods from one place of origin, where the goods are

Supply Chain 101: How to Choose Between Air and Ocean Freight

When delivering goods globally, you should first know flows and tolls of international trade. After that, you should decide the right freight according to your client’s necessities. Choosing the right freight for your delivery process is as important as any other regulation in trade globally. There are 2 types of freight you can use effectively

Why Do Freight Rates Keep Fluctuating?

Business dictionary defines freight rate as price charged by transportation carrier for moving an item from one point to another point. Actual amount charged varies based on weight of object being moved, types of commodity being moved, and distance travelled. Thus, it can be concluded that freight rate are bound to change from time to

Best 5 Machine Learnings Impacting Last Mile Delivery

Last mile logistics is the final step of delivery process from distributor to end user. It involves product carriers to deliver products to consumers. As the technological advancement has helped e-commerce to continue dominating global retail and sales, last mile delivery is also growing due to widening consumers’ needs and preferences. Focusing on end users,

Logistics Flowchart: Understanding How Good Logistics Work

Logistics goes beyond unifying processes and parties. In specific terms, logistics  is all about data leverage and collaboration, meaning that it takes a piece of data and combines it with others. Logistics should provide comprehensive reporting capabilities and an audit trail. Descartes mentioned that logistics should provide unprecedented levels of coordination and control of the

How to Optimise Resource Allocation

Having hard-working employees in your warehouse can give you a lot of benefits. However, if your employee suffers from back disease which makes it difficult for them to lift heavy objects, not only will it disturb their work, it might also affect your company’s bottom line due to decreased productivity. What should you do, then?

Stay Up-to-Date with These 5 Levels of Freight Automations

Generation 4.0 – the application of the Internet of Things, the use of advanced robotics, the application of advanced analytics of big data: place sensors in everything, create networkers everywhere, automate anything, and analyse everything to significantly improve performance and customer satisfaction. Do you agree with the statement above? If the answer is yes, you

Debunking Myths about Careers in Logistics and Supply Chain

There are various reasons why someone is attracted to pursue a career in logistics and supply chain. Some say that the big industry has a lot of opportunities for career advancements. Also, with the broad scope of business, the huge numbers of different level of employees required and the fact that it deals globally, are