The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) recently sanctioned a new enforcement and compliance model called the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) safety measurement system. The CSA gathers compliance and safety information, analyzes it, then uses the data to intercede into the behavior of transportation companies, enforcement agencies, and other parties.
When it comes to e-commerce and online retailers, it can be difficult to have an organized fulfillment strategy. Even worse, having a rapid and flexible supply chain during a retail flash sale is nearly unattainable without the proper knowledge and solutions. In the video below, Omer Rashid, the manager of Exel Canada’s solutions and engineering […]
Personal and professional use of social media is on the rise. Companies of all sizes are jumping on the social media train, utilizing it as an inexpensive way to advertise products and services, interact with customers, and help their business stand out from the competition. As this article is written, Coca-Cola has over 57 million “likes” on Facebook and over 657,000 followers on Twitter. You would have a hard time finding any prominent business or brand without a strong social media presence.
Blue Harbors has been following the development of mobile EWM applications with interest. In addition to the mobile warehouse functions using RF for mobile devices that come standard with SAP EWM, we’re also seeing opportunities for some interesting solutions to be developed.
Due to rising customer demands and market conditions, supply chains are looking for increased flexibility in their IT-based solutions. This growing need for flexibility is creating significant interest in cloud computing for its array of capabilities. From planning to sourcing, the cloud has the ability to save companies money while also reducing time spent on communicating […]
A supply chain is very complicated. Thinking about how a package gets from place to another seems like a relatively easy concept, but as we all know, it isn’t. Managing a supply chain that is consistently performing at its peak is even more difficult, between warehousing, 3PLs, inventory, transportation, and global logistics operations, just one piece […]
We all hope it will never happen, but if not carefully planned and systematically obeyed a company’s logistics can be affected by an emergency situation. Such events such as employee strikes, weather, and terrorist attacks can disrupt and stop freight and delay customer shipments.
Warehouse managers are finding themselves at a loss as to how to improve their workforce efficiency. A survey in late 2012 found that mid-sized warehouses with approximately 50 workers lose roughly 3,000 hours annually on inefficient workforces. The same survey found that a vast majority knew that they could fix their inefficiencies, but have not […]
In the last 20 years, Global Trade Management (GTM) has shifted from very basic desktop applications that processed and printed export documents to its current use which focuses more on service and is a solution for the enterprise-class. GTM now concentrates on a wide range of import and export management.
Just a few years ago, all we could do on our phones was make phone calls, take pictures, and text one another. Now we can do everything from shop with one-click of a button and deposit checks into our bank accounts by taking a picture. We also have added the use of tablet computers into […]