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Dimensional pricing is here for the long haul

The adoption of dimensional pricing based on size of shipping containers has been a game changer for the industry. But many companies have been slow to adjust their packaging operations to address the new reality. Here’s how you can capitalize on the changes.

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Amazon’s packaging optimization tidal wave

For years, we’ve been telling anyone that will listen that packaging optimization is a must. “Get on board or you will get pushed out,” is the phrase we repeat to clients, competitors, investors and friends. Amazon is about to make this a lot more real. Is your company ready?

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Get your pick, pack and ship in shape for Cyber Monday

Mark your calendars and get ready. Cyber Monday 2018 will be on Monday, November 26th. Last year’s Cyber Monday was record breaking in online sales and shipping demand. The shopping window from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday can wreak havoc on the logistics industry which should expect to see another record break year in terms of volume and speed of orders through e-commerce engines.

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The Uber-ization of the supply chain

Uber is one of the world’s most valuable companies with an estimated value of over $70 billion. How did it become the behemoth it is? By using a streamlined and simplified business model to disrupt an entire industry. Uberization—also known as the sharing economy—is now poised to transform the way we think about managing the supply chain.

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Green supply chain: it’s good for everyone

More than ever, adopting green and socially responsible practices can help gain efficiencies and cut costs in your supply chain. In fact, corporate responsibility and green initiatives are becoming the standard of the most competitive global companies.

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The rise of virtual logistics and the power of cloud technology

Are you ready for Industry 4.0? Imagine fully automated “smart factories” powered by cyber-physical systems that make decentralized decisions and control resources. Imagine cloud-based applications that provide real-time visibility to machines operating in various production lines in different locations or virtual freight forwarding.

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What blockchain means for the supply chain and how you can be ready

Blockchain technology, including the idea of a digital shared ledger, has the potential to increase supply chain transparency and revolutionize supply chain auditing. Industry giants in tech and shipping such as IBM and Maersk are already deploying blockchain-based shipping systems that will digitize supply chains and track international cargo in real time.

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