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The “Now Economy” and Your Supply Chain

The “Now Economy” and Your Supply Chain

In order to fulfill consumer demands and keep up with the e-commerce phenomenon known as the “Amazon Effect,” supply chain managers are forced to adjust strategies so they won’t lose loyal customers – or even worse, their business.  Technology advancements over the past 20 years have given...[more]


Transportation Optimization Network Special Report

Transportation Optimization Network Special Report

Businesses are faced with several challenges when it comes to moving freight. From the driver shortage to capacity constraints to increased shipment costs and a nearly 100% active truck utilization, not having an optimized transportation network could be holding your business back. When it comes to...[more]


Track/Trace Solutions for the Logistics Supply Chain

Track/Trace Solutions for the Logistics Supply Chain

Consumer satisfaction with the quality of your products is clearly important, but the service you provide before and after the sale is equally important to any business, but often overlooked as benefiting the bottom line. However, providing efficient tracking and tracing of shipped products...[more]


6 Global Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2018

6 Global Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2018

In 2017, global trade soared across major economies around the world, raising hopes that the climate is ready to improve. And at the same time, the complexity of conducting global trade and complying effectively with numerous and growing regulatory and licensing requirements has also...[more]


The Art of Inbound: 11 Ways to Save Money and Increase Efficiencies on Your Inbound Freight

The Art of Inbound: 11 Ways to Save Money and Increase Efficiencies on Your Inbound Freight

Traditionally inbound shipping costs and operations have been a challenge to control. Most companies have not developed a comprehensive strategy to manage their inbound freight. Shipments arrive from their suppliers without a plan to drive the lowest shipping and unloading costs, or to consolidate...[more]


The Complete Buyer’s Guide to Transportation Management Systems: The 12 Must-Ask Questions You Need Answered First

The Complete Buyer’s Guide to Transportation Management Systems: The 12 Must-Ask Questions You Need Answered First

A TMS can be the solution for any supply chain. TMS’s have become essential tools for managing the challenges that come with shipping freight. The right TMS must integrate with your existing ERP system and offer valuable insights into tangible ways to reduce your freight spend, improve your...[more]


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]


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