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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

Is Your Cargo Totally Protected? Here’s How to Make Sure About It 

As per the report by TT Club and BSI, cargo theft from road vehicles accounted for 84 percent of all modalities of theft with 13 percent coming from warehouse/storage areas, 1 percent from freight trains, and 2 percent other areas. Food and beverage, where the most commonly stolen items come from, account for around 19

7 Questions to Ask When Selecting the Right TMS

Transportation Management System (TMS) is a digital platform that streamlines shipping processes by providing visibility into all transportation activities in one online interface. It deals with planning, execution, and optimisation of the physical movement of goods. TMS also provides insights into new ways that shipper can save time and money on future shipments. In a

Supply Chain in Natural Disaster: How to Handle It Right

Natural disaster does not only affect the world’s economic bottom line but also leave impacts on supply chains. Tsunami in Japan and floods in Thailand are examples of natural disasters that had a much wider indirect economic effect as both caused severe disruption to the global technology supply chain. Thai floods also led to a

The Impact of Tariff Uncertainty on Logistics & Supply Chain

Fewer trade barriers and economic reforms in emerging economies have given rise to exploding growth of global supply chains. According to a study published in Informs, many industries have already witnessed dramatic reorganisation in the supply chain within the past three decades around the globe, leading to certain value-adding stages being concentrated in a specific

Driver Shortage: How Does It Affect the Supply Chain Industry?

In the past 15 years, the trucking industry has struggled with truck driver shortages, according to a report by ATA analysis 2019. For example, in 2018, the number of demands for truck drivers was 160,000, 20 percent higher from 2017. It is predicted that the need for truck drivers will increase from time to time

Choosing the Right Print Engine for Seamless Labelling

Selecting an automated print and apply system can be a demanding task, especially if it is your first time using automated labelling. One of the key components of print and apply system is the print engine itself. The print engine is the component that performs printing functions and more such as receiving and processing data.

Why You Should Change Your EDI Partners?

A brief about EDI logistics To achieve effective and efficient logistics and supply chain practices in each process is almost impossible without the presence of technology today. In most cases, technology plays crucial roles in our everyday end-to-end communication between logistics providers and clients. Thanks to Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) technology, the daunting tasks of

Hidden Cost in Shipping You Might NOT be Aware Of

As a retailer, you agree on a price and put down a deposit for your goods to be shipped. Yet, when you go to pick them up and do the payment, the courier tells you that they drove further than expected or they did wait in line longer – so they doubled the price without

Blockchain Technology: 5 Benefits Retailers Can Reap

Blockchain is gaining its popularity. From healthcare, supply chain, education to Government niches, blockchain is far more than a technology that we need for a more powerful process. Research from IDC expects that blockchain will see robust growth in Asia-Pacific in 2021. There will be approximately 25 percent of Global A1000 companies that will use