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5 Reasons to Synchronize Your WMS and TMS

Leveraging the capabilities from your Warehouse Management System (WMS) and Transportation Management System (TMS), while synchronizing pre-built adaptable workflows can help reduce costs, improve throughput and enhance the customer experience. Customers see many benefits beyond delivery of the inherent best-of-breed (BoB) optimization, which include enhanced labor planning and utilization, improved cycle time and throughput, enhanced…

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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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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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BoB vs. ERP – Part 2: Warehousing, Distribution and Logistics

A common theme in the Tier 1 and 2 landscape of supply chain execution management is the desire to “orchestrate and synchronize end-to-end business processes,” and that “warehousing and transportation are notable points of convergence” (source: Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems). Logically dovetailing this notion is the added realization that in order…

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The “New” Safe Approach to Mission Criticality: Cloud for Warehousing, Distribution and Logistics

Spend five minutes perusing blogs like this, or traipsing about the corporate headquarters of nearly any company (in nearly any industry, country, or department), and you’ll hear repeated mention of terms such as “Cloud,” “SaaS (software as a service),” “PaaS (platform as a service),” and “IaaS (infrastructure as a service).” Spend five minutes more, and…

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