optimizing-workforce-productivity

Why Workforce Productivity for Third Party Logistics and Wholesale Distribution Can’t Just be an Operational Issue Any Longer – Part 1 of 3

Workforce productivity can’t just be an operational issue any longer. This has been put on the backburner for too long. New practices have been proven by leading distribution and logistics providers that can reduce payroll costs by at least 5 percent, while increasing productivity and improving employee retention (source: JDA Value Engineering). This 3-part blog…

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Spot Tendering: Are You Prepared for Capacity Shortfalls in Your Transportation Operation?

With the recent hurricanes that have hit Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico, we’ve seen another practical example where assumptions on carrier capacity are challenged at inopportune times. Symptoms of those disruptions include carriers, who have traditionally been reliable, more frequently rejecting the loads they’ve been offered. Large corporations are also hedging on securing capacity, creating…

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big-data-supply-chain

How Companies Can Leverage Big Data and Predictive Analytics to Optimize the Supply Chain

It takes a lot of data to make a good decision. And for decision making within the supply chain, big data can provide insights for companies and enable them to make better decisions. Big data is defined as extremely large datasets, structured and unstructured, that reveal patterns, trends and correlations. It can provide valuable insights…

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Warehouse of the Future: The Importance of an Integrated and Autonomous Supply Chain System – Part 3 of 3

In part 1 of this blog series, we took a look at how innovation is changing the supply chain and the evolution of different warehouse types and processes. Part 2 of the series took a deeper dive into the adoption of technology within the distribution center (DC), how technological innovation processes in DCs are poised…

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The Evolution of the Warehouse: How Innovation is Changing the Supply Chain – Part 1 of 3

Evolving customer behavior is causing many changes in the supply chain industry, and the pace of change is happening so fast that it’s dislocating many established companies and portions of the economy. These changes are impacting workplaces around the world, and distribution centers (DCs) aren’t exempt. Supply chain managers are under pressure to focus on…

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Redefining the Model for Third Party Logistics (3PL) Innovation

Over the past 30 years, the 3PL industry has gone through tremendous transformation. The shifts in manufacturing and retail business models, enhanced delivery models, such as last mile and click and collect, along with the innovative advances in technologies, have created significant opportunities for 3PL companies. On the other hand, commoditization, mega consolidations, workforce shortage,…

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Congratulations to 15 JDA Customers for Being Named to the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Third Party Logistics, North America

Gartner recently released the Magic Quadrant Report for Third Party Logistics (3PL), and 15 of the 18 companies use JDA to deliver their logistics services, meet their customer commitments, and grow their businesses. According to Gartner, a 3PL provider is defined as a commercial firm that delivers one or more logistics functions on behalf of…

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