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Strength in Numbers: Forwarder Network Taps CargoSmartís Carrier Data Strength in Numbers: Forwarder Network Taps CargoSmart's Carrier Data
With the goal of building up a worldwide network of medium-sized freight forwarders, BuyCo For Growth sought a link to ocean carriers that would provide instant access to... »

How Strong Returns Management Helps Your Business Flourish How Strong Returns Management Helps Your Business Flourish
The product return process has long been neglected at companies, written off as a necessary expense that adds no value. The returns function and any process related to it is... »

Careful Evaluation of Global 3PLs Needed as Merger Activity Accelerates Careful Evaluation of Global 3PLs Needed as Merger Activity Accelerates
Analyst Insight: The overall market for U.S. 3PL providers has surpassed $116bn after six consecutive years of expansion. The 3PL market has expanded in all but one of the... »

Videos
How 3D Printing Is Enhancing Traditional Manufacturing
No one thinks 3D printing will replace high-volume, discrete manufacturing, but experts are convinced that it will revolutionize aspects of it. A SupplyChainBrain In The Know... »

The Future of Warehouse Management
A wide-ranging discussion by multiple industry experts about the major trends and challenges that companies are facing in the area of warehouse management. A SupplyChainBrain... »

Factors Driving Change for 3PL Providers
As a growing 3PL, ProTrans is taking a proactive approach to finding mid-sized, regional carriers that are a good match for its network. Shawn Masters, COO, discusses... »

Podcasts
Will We See the 'Uberization' of Logistics? Will We See the 'Uberization' of Logistics?
The ride-sharing service Uber is threatening to disrupt, if not dismantle, the taxi business. Will it do the same to the package-delivery sector?

Racing to Your Door: The Cutting Edge of E-Commerce Delivery Racing to Your Door: The Cutting Edge of E-Commerce Delivery
The race is heating up over who will dominate the world of "last-mile" delivery of online retail orders.

Fast and Free Shipping: Can Retailers Afford It? Fast and Free Shipping: Can Retailers Afford It?
Retailers are scrambling to offer free shipping for online orders. Is it a money-losing proposition?

News
DHL Opens New Service Center in Seattle
DHL has expanded operations in Seattle with the opening of a new service center.

Fortna Opens First Canadian Office in Toronto Fortna Opens First Canadian Office in Toronto
Fortna Inc., a professional services firm specializing in distribution operations, has opened its first Canadian office, in Toronto.

DHL Supply Chain Rolls Out Vision-Picking Program in U.S., U.K., Netherlands
DHL Supply Chain is rolling out the next phase of its Vision Picking Program, following a successful trial of the augmented reality technology in the Netherlands.

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What Does One Keystroke Cost Your Operation?
Everyone in the warehouse world has sat down and considered how streamlining operations could reduce costs. But taking it to the minuscule detail of a keystroke probably... »

WMS Pain Points: Packing Pains in the E-Commerce World
For any business with a B2C component, the warehouse has changed dramatically over the last few years. In the world of ecommerce and direct-to-consumer businesses, how your... »

Extending the Life of Your Warehouse Management System
No matter how big or how small the operation, everyone has "The List" - that set of unique items that their warehouse management system simply doesn't do, or does... »

Supplier Case Studies
Universal Creates Cost Savings through Reverse Logistics
Challenge: A major engine manufacturer was spending too much money on contingent packing costs because their suppliers weren't keeping track of the containers in their... »

Kenco Reduces Freight Costs 49% with Postponement Packaging
Challenge: A kitchen and bath manufacturer was experiencing reduced trailer cube capacity due to the large packaging requirements of its product line. The customer wanted to... »

Passing the Eye Test: Innovative Lighting Solution Resolves Sticky Situation
Challenge: Our company faced a quality issue originating during our sub-assembly of headliners for a major customer, a Fortune 100 automotive OEM. Strands of the glue used to... »

Editors' Blog
Amazon's Latest Hat: A Freight Forwarder From China
Is there any aspect of the e-commerce buying experience that Amazon.com Inc. doesn't want to directly control?

The Air Waybill Is Going Paperless - Slowly
The electronic air waybill (eAWB) has arrived. But certain air freight forwarders and carriers are still holding on to the paper version for dear life.

A Same-Day Delivery Provider Drops Out, But the Race Goes On
In the increasingly frantic race to offer same-delay delivery to online purchasers, one contestant has spun out and hit a wall.

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