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What it Means to Become a "Shipper of Choice"

By Doug Frank on Oct 11, 2018 4:31:28 PM

In the first half of 2018, a convergence of forces is disrupting the complex ecosystem of manufacturers, carriers, and third-party logistics (3PL) partners that comprise the U.S. shipping and logistics industry:

  1. Freight volumes are expanding across the board due to the strong U.S. economy.
  2. A nationwide driver shortage leaves fewer drivers on the road overall.
  3. Electronic logging device (ELD) policies implemented in late 2017 mean drivers are on the roads less hours than they used to be.

As a result, there’s more freight to ship and fewer people — operating under more strictly regulated hours — to move it where it needs to go.

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4 Benefits of Robots in Your Warehouse

By Natalie Walkley on Oct 8, 2018 2:45:56 PM

In today’s fast-paced e-commerce environment, many supply chain executives face a growing logistics challenge—meeting the demands of direct-to-consumer expectations. Fueled by online shopping, shorter product life cycles and the ongoing influence of the Amazon effect, distribution centers are finding it increasingly difficult to handle large volumes of single-piece orders via traditional picking methods. Furthermore, expedited delivery times continue to require efficiencies in the supply chain—driving operational executives to seek autonomous solutions for order fulfillment.

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