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Uber Freight heralds various new customer-focused supply chain technology offerings
September 29, 2023
San Francisco-based Uber Freight, a subsidiary of the ubiquitous, ride-sharing service Uber, whose proprietary app matches trucking companies with loads to haul, and a non-asset-based third-party logistics services provider, provided multiple updates on various technology-focused services and initiatives at Deliver, its annual customer conference
Mobile Robots Can Optimize Materials Movement
September 29, 2023
Mobile robots are only part of the solution for increasing operational flexibility; warehouse software and process management are also important, say industry experts.
GXO announces plans to acquire PFSweb
September 14, 2023
Under the terms of the agreement outlined by GXO, GXO and PFS entered into a definitive agreement in which GXO will acquire PFS for $7.50 per share which it said represents an equity value of around $181 million.
Strategies for 3PLs to Maximize Warehouse Space
September 13, 2023
The current order fulfillment environment presents a myriad of challenges for 3PLs, such as restrictions on labor and real estate. It is crucial for these logistics companies to address the optimization of warehouse space utilization as a key area of concern.
8 Ways a Warehouse Management System Can Improve Backorder Fulfillment
September 11, 2023
You've done everything right regarding 3PL inventory management and upped your re-orders; but despite your best efforts, you're still selling through your stock. This is good news — you have a popular product that customers love. Either that, or it could be that there’s a problem with your warehouse management process.
Parcel automation delivers on two fronts for 3PL
September 6, 2023
Third-party logistics company iForce deployed an automated packaging solution to provide the speed and labor efficiencies needed to keep up with new picking automation, while the solution’s carton right-sizing also improves the customer experience.
How this 3PL Eliminated Costly Labeling Errors: Problem, Solution, & Results
August 31, 2023
In this case study McCollister's Global Services conducted an assessment of their product labeling process and discovered significant challenges, including up to 20 labeling errors in a day. This resulted in potential losses of $1,000 per error. Tyler Yoos, VP/GM of McCollister's Global Services, will discuss the problem and the solutions that improved the company's labeling process to over 99.8% accuracy, leading to happier and less-fatigued workers.
TIA Q2 3PL Market Report sees modest shipment gains
August 24, 2023
Truckload was the only segment to see a gain for shipment volumes, up 1.9% sequentially, and down 1.4% annually. LTL was off 2.8% sequentially and 5.8% annually, with intermodal down 2.4% sequentially and 16.4% annually. Other modes were down 0.2% sequentially and 11.5% annually.
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