Archive for Guest Commentary

Better Visibility Drives Supply Chain Value and Innovation

As consumers continue to purchase goods at greater frequency and trade regulations become more complex, supply chain professionals are striving to establish end-to-end control of their business operations. The modern-day supply chain begs for visibility throughout the entire chain, from point of order, to packaging, shipping, and delivery. Supply chain and logistics decision-makers feel the […]

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Mobile Robotics in the Warehouse

The concept of mobile robotics is not a new one. From Grey Walter’s Tortoises to Shakey the Robot, scientists have been working for years to automate processes and alleviate hard labor on humans. While these older mobile robotics were technologically restricted to follow a path from point A to point B, today’s robots are becoming […]

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Last Mile Programs Deliver for Seasonal Surges

Holidays are synonymous with food-centric gatherings, from traditional family feasts to social soirees. For those of us in the fresh produce, logistics, retail, and foodservice industries, the holidays are also synonymous with spikes in demand for seasonal produce, like sweet potatoes, asparagus, cranberries, green beans, and oranges. If you’re a wholesaler, retailer, or vendor shipping […]

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Don’t Lose Your Balance on Electronic Recycling

Dismantling an electronic device can be complex and costly. Mass Balance is a methodology to determine the most economical balance between the cost of dismantling and the material recovery value. Steps for an efficient Mass Balance are: The valuable recoveries in electronic waste are usually gold in connectors and circuit boards, copper used in heat […]

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Do a Delivery Network Re-Route Now

Despite the value of dynamic daily routing, many distribution-oriented companies cannot take advantage of it because of customer delivery window, driver or commercial restrictions. To optimize their delivery operations, these companies engage in strategic route design on an infrequent basis or when some big event occurs in the company. In today’s competitive market, the “5 […]

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Preparing Your Supply Chain for the Holidays

For most companies with supply chains to manage, the holiday season from Halloween through New Year’s Eve is an incredibly busy time. Shoppers stock up on everything from costumes to cranberry sauce to candy canes, and suppliers need to be prepared to meet the peaks and valleys of consumer demand. Unofficial holidays like Black Friday […]

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