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Thursday, August 24, 2017 -- Published once each month.

 
One Network Launches Global Logistics Gateway
By Ann Grackin Thursday, August 24, 2017
One Network launches a global logistics network for shippers and carriers. [ Read: One Network Launches Global Logistics Gateway ]
Advanced Pool Distribution: Part One—How Pool Distribution Works
By Bill McBeath Thursday, August 24, 2017
Pool distribution is a key part of the equation for retailers trying to achieve excellence in store replenishment and omnichannel fulfillment, at the lowest costs. In part one of this series, we examine how pool distribution works and summarize the key difference between advanced vs. basic pool distribution. [ Read: Advanced Pool Distribution: Part One—How Pool Distribution Works ]

Descartes Scores More Points in the Visibility Game with Acquisition of MacroPoint

By Ann Grackin Thursday, August 24, 2017
Lack of precision to create reliable outcomes plagues the logistics process. With zeal and lots of money, companies are trying to plug the hole in visibility with a huge array of systems and technology. Of late, billions of dollars have been poured into the Logistics technology market to provide end-to-end visibility. [ Read: Descartes Scores More Points in the Visibility Game with Acquisition of MacroPoint ]


Measuring Produce Freshness: Part Two—Meeting Customer Requirements
By Bill McBeath Thursday, August 24, 2017
Improving produce freshness and quality requires a system bringing together the end-to-end temperature history of each pallet, knowledge of the temperature response of different varieties, capabilities to match each pallet’s condition-based expiration date with different customers’ requirements, and finally, prescribing simple actions to workers and supervisors to ensure the best match between remaining shelf life and customer need. [ Read: Measuring Produce Freshness: Part Two—Meeting Customer Requirements ]

The New Employee
By Ann Grackin Thursday, August 24, 2017
Supply Chain execs need to prepare for the new employee and new work models to drive competitive advantage as logistics takes center stage in our Omni-outsourced world. [ Read: The New Employee ]

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