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How Shippers Can Beat the Tech Jitters and Choose a Winning Supply-Chain Partner

How Shippers Can Beat the Tech Jitters and Choose a Winning Supply-Chain Partner

Whether you’re in the business of retail, CPG, food and beverage or manufacturing, logistics technology probably isn’t your main field of expertise, and it shouldn’t have to be. First and foremost, choosing the right transportation technology partner involves being able to understand the services...[more]


Why Retailers Need to Take a More Holistic Approach to Improving Supply Chain Efficiency

Why Retailers Need to Take a More Holistic Approach to Improving Supply Chain Efficiency

Supply chain managers’ traditional focus on increasing efficiency by reducing costs, for example on transactional line items such as freight rates, is no longer delivering significant benefits. However, an innovative transportation management partner can deliver ground-breaking ways to increase...[more]


Seven Steps to Export Success: Top Considerations Before Reaching Out to International Markets

Seven Steps to Export Success: Top Considerations Before Reaching Out to International Markets

Did you know that the biggest reason U.S. businesses fail in international markets is because they don’t do the required market research, or put together a comprehensive export strategy? Or that the top reason shipments are delayed at the border is because of missing or incomplete documentation?...[more]


Winning the Battle for eCommerce Last-Mile Excellence

Winning the Battle for eCommerce Last-Mile Excellence

Last mile logistics are the latest battleground as e-commerce shoppers continue to raise the stakes with regard to delivery and service expectations. Today’s e-commerce retailer must embrace the need to provide low cost -- preferably free -- shipping, highly flexible delivery options, advanced...[more]


Transportation Management Benchmark Survey

Transportation Management Benchmark Survey

What are the market conditions and key elements that make for transportation management success? The objective of this Descartes benchmark study was not only to identify the key trends impacting shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs), but to examine their practices and compare their...[more]


Enterprise Labeling for Dummies

Enterprise Labeling for Dummies

This book is the definitive source on Enterprise Labeling for Dummies! It offers an easy-to-understand explanation of Enterprise Labeling and how it can help a company streamline their supply chain processes through better labeling. HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:•    Learn how to automate and...[more]


Peak Volumes: Can Your Systems Handle The Pressure?

Peak Volumes: Can Your Systems Handle The Pressure?

Load-testing technology offers today's overworked logistics executive a powerful weapon in the fight against risk of supply chain disaster. As broader globalization, increased complexity, and shorter fulfillment times continue to increase pressure on supply chain operations, the range of possible...[more]


VAI and IBM: Smarter Enterprise Management with Mobile and Social Business

VAI and IBM: Smarter Enterprise Management with Mobile and Social Business

A personalized, web-based user experience that helps manufacturing, distribution and retail organizations remotely access VAI S2K ERP solutions to improve decision making and collaboration. Please CLICK HERE to download the whitepaper.[more]


VAI S2K Enterprise - Imperial Bag & Paper

VAI S2K Enterprise - Imperial Bag & Paper

Imperial Bag & Paper deployed VAI S2K Enterprise in order to accommodate the fusion of multiple acquisitions under one enterprise resource planning (ERP) package. Imperial Bag & Paper leveraged VAI's unlimited user licensing to add hundreds of new users obtained during recent acquisitions....[more]


VAI S2K - Black River Produce

VAI S2K - Black River Produce

Black River Produce deployed VAI S2K Enterprise for Food with a voice warehouse picking system to transform the business  model from a manual system, replace an enterprise planning application, and support its future growth plans. Nucleus found that the project enabled Black River Produce to...[more]


Three Ideal Areas for Automation Investment in Retail Distribution Centers

Three Ideal Areas for Automation Investment in Retail Distribution Centers

This white paper explores three areas within a retail order fulfillment operation where automated storage and retrieval systems can make a key impact on an organization’s ability to stock more diverse inventory and remain cost-competitive while meeting customer expectations—regardless of the...[more]


Three Ways to Cost Justify Investment in Freezer-Automation

Three Ways to Cost Justify Investment in Freezer-Automation

We take it for granted that we can regularly fill our freezers with frozen food. Vegetables, pizza, ice cream — a perfect cold chain ensures high-quality food. The cold chain does not start at the grocery store, however, but much earlier, at the distribution center.  These distribution centers...[more]


Gaining a Competitive Edge: How to Increase Productivity & Savings with Asset Management Automation

Gaining a Competitive Edge: How to Increase Productivity & Savings with Asset Management Automation

Advances in technology have made each link in the supply chain more efficient, productive and responsive to customer needs than ever before. The impact has been especially powerful in the warehouse, where new material-handling systems and software have revolutionized how products are received,...[more]


D.C. Automation Trends: Increasing Productivity with Self-Serve Locker Solutions

D.C. Automation Trends: Increasing Productivity with Self-Serve Locker Solutions

The very concept of a distribution center is in flux. No aspect of D.C. operations escapes scrutiny today – including the way in which tools and devices are managed and deployed throughout a facility. Technology has transformed the tools and devices themselves, providing warehouse workers with...[more]


The Adoption of Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Lift Trucks

The Adoption of Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Lift Trucks

What if your materials handling operation could achieve higher operational productivity, eliminate cumbersome battery charging infrastructure and deliver consistently high performance? It may be possible with lift trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Large, successful organizations are...[more]


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