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7 e-Commerce Enabled Warehouse Best Practices

With e-commerce sales climbing by double-digit numbers every quarter, here are some best practices warehouse and DC managers can try to work better, smarter and faster.

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Partnership to allow customers to better strategize and optimize asset maintenance execution.

88% of digital transformation leaders also qualified as IoT Leaders, suggesting IoT is a technology that underpins the loose concept of digital transformation.

Everyone is talking about terms like digitization, Industry 4.0 and digital supply chain management, but what sort of technologies fall under these broad terms, and how will they change the management capabilities at our disposal? To find out, we talked to some noted supply chain analysts, consultants and technology executives and gathered six digital trends to watch.

While adoption rates have remained relatively flat, yard management systems (YMS) are helping logistics operations turn that important space between the loading dock and the gate into a vital link in the supply chain.

With e-commerce sales climbing by double-digit numbers every quarter, here are some best practices warehouse and DC managers can try to work better, smarter and faster.

What new trends and opportunities will emerge for both shippers and software vendors this year in the transportation management systems (TMS) market? We gathered three of our top supply chain software analysts to see where they think the market is headed.

TITLE: Senior Analyst, ARC Advisory Group LOCATION: Dedham, Mass. EXPERIENCE: Senior analyst in the retail and supply chain industries for the past eight years DUTIES: Responsible for research in the omni-channel supply chain and transportation management systems (TMS)

While we’re entering an era in which companies can detect supply chain risks much more quickly than in the past, new technological solutions and strategies are desperately needed to address the added complexity of global logistics. Managing Supply Chain Risk, Supply Chain Success Strategy, ERP Strategy, Logistical Risk Management, Risk Aversion for Shippers

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With more orders, more products and tight expectations from customers, efficient, accurate inbound logistics paves the way for effective order fulfillment. TMS solutions can smooth inbound processes through a combination of visibility/execution features and fuller use of optimization algorithms to pick the best inbound routes and carriers. Benefits of Transportation Management Systems

Supporting the day-to-day operations within the four walls of a warehouse is no easy task, but it can get particularly onerous when your hands are tied behind your back.

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By enabling collaboration and optimization across previously siloed functions, supply chain software convergence helps shippers better leverage their IT investments across the enterprise. Here’s how the concept has evolved—and the vendors that have jumped into the game.

TMS users achieve an average freight savings of 7.5 percent thanks to increased usage of preferred carriers, better procurement negotiations, and use of lower-cost mode selections, and now the cloud is making it easier than ever for midsized businesses to reap the benefits.

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Seeking better efficiencies and workforce productivity, logistics organizations are slowly, but consistently embracing the idea of mobile technology within the four walls.

With adoption levels still low, three top industry analysts outline their reasons why every shipper should be integrating a tms, transportation management system, into their overall supply chain management efforts.

Regardless of how it gets done, an emphasis on high-level data quality and management needs attention from both shippers and providers.