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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]


2017 Supply Chain Network Design Industry Report

2017 Supply Chain Network Design Industry Report

What are Companies Looking for in Network Design Technologies?[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]


eBook: Turning Home Delivery into a Competitive Advantage

eBook: Turning Home Delivery into a Competitive Advantage

Home delivery has become the new “battle ground” for competitive advantage. Not only is it a key driver of customer experience, but often a profit generator and brand differentiator. Descartes’ latest Home Delivery Benchmark Study delves into the strategies and tactics used by industry leaders,...[more]


Why Freight Visibility is Important

Why Freight Visibility is Important

Just how important is freight visibility to you and your business? We recently published a white paper explaining the extreme importance of 100% freight visibility and the competitive advantages it provides to those who have it. What You'll Learn: •  The potential consequences of late loads...[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]


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]


Supply Chain and Sustainability Survey Results

Supply Chain and Sustainability Survey Results

Our Supply Chain and Sustainability Survey sponsored by Avetta® was launched in mid-April 2017, and by the time the survey closed about one month later, 379 environmental, health, and safety professionals had shared their insights into how their companies are managing the safety risks that...[more]


Four Barriers to Outsourcing: A Challenge for Third Party Logistics Providers

Four Barriers to Outsourcing: A Challenge for Third Party Logistics Providers

The success of third party logistics providers (3PLs) rises and falls with the ever-shifting strategies of the manufacturers, suppliers and retailers that make up their customer base. Today, outsourcing is on the ascent. But can 3PLs keep supporting the demand? Please CLICK HERE to download...[more]


Optimizing the Full Operational View

Optimizing the Full Operational View

To improve, we first need to measure. By implementing telematics and fleet management tools to monitor maintenance, reduce energy cost and maximize operator productivity, materials handling operations can realize a substantially lower total cost of ownership. The resultant data from these tools is...[more]


Continuous Move Planning Applications for Logistics Efficiency

Continuous Move Planning Applications for Logistics Efficiency

Continuous move planning plays a significant role in the success of any company's truckload operations and has a direct impact on its bottom line. But understanding of applications of this concept and use of tools that can facilitate its implementation have been limited. This whitepaper draws on...[more]


Supply Chain Analysis - Valuable Analytics to Optimize Your Network

Supply Chain Analysis – Valuable Analytics to Optimize Your Network

As consumer buying behaviors and expectations evolve, the supply chains required to serve them are becoming increasingly complex. By taking an analytic approach to supply chain challenges, companies can make data-driven decisions that quantitatively evaluate the trade-offs between service and cost...[more]


The Changing Role of Logistics Service Providers

The Changing Role of Logistics Service Providers

Logistics providers discuss how they're adjusting to major changes brought about by concerns over the economy, shifts in trade policy, the complexities of the omnichannel, rising customer service demands, and the arrival of a new generation of supply-chain managers. Please CLICK HERE to...[more]


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