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  • Let Planners Plan

    May 29, 2015

    The lack of predictability in processes is a major "margin killer". What is causing the unpredictability in your organisation? And how can planners improve on the degree of predictability?

    Written by: Walther Ploos van Amstel

  • Unmanned Aircraft Are the Future for Air Cargo – ‘But We Need Time to Get it Right’

    May 26, 2015

    More than 30 mostly European organisations are pressing for the development of unmanned cargo aircraft (UCA). Forwarders, shippers, universities and aircraft manufacturers, grouped under the name Platform for UCA (PUCA), are researching technological and...

    Written by: EFT Editor

  • Logistics in Crisis: The Nepal Earthquakes

    May 26, 2015

    Recently, Nepal has been hit by a second major earthquake in less than three weeks. It had 7.3-magnitude and it killed 65 people and more than 1,200 injured. Issues that have hindered aid groups and relief supply chains are the country’s customs...

    Written by: Kelli Saunders

  • Value-adding Features of a Great Freight Rating System Within a TMS

    May 19, 2015

    Freight rating software is a necessity for shippers and 3PLs. There is more at stake in the choice of a freight rating system. One that is integrated with TMS offers more value for customers and better leverage when negotiating contracts with additional...

    Written by: Adam Robinson

  • President, Consumer & Industrial Logistics at GENCO on their challenges and solutions

    May 19, 2015

    Andy Smith President, Consumer & Industrial Logistics at GENCO on their challenges and solutions reflects on what eft’s 3PL award nomination means to GENCO and how they’re preparing for continuous improvement.

    Written by: EFT Editor

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    Attract More Truck Drivers Using Online Job Boards

    May 19, 2015

    In the transportation industry, competition is fierce. It is a constant struggle for carriers to attract and retain top-quality talent to fill their need for drivers. Today, I will discuss a few tips for carriers to attract more truck drivers online. I’...

    Written by: EFT Editor

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    What Factors Impact Carrier Pricing?

    May 19, 2015

    Does your business fit into the carrier’s service network? Is your freight ugly or attractive? And how does that impact pricing? One of our recent white papers addresses these questions.

    Written by: Kevin McCarthy

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    Navigating The End-to-End Journey

    May 12, 2015

    Wang Laboratories. Eastman Kodak. Nokia. Blockbuster. Polaroid. Xerox. What do these names have in common?

    Written by: Lora Cecere

  • A New Way to Order Those Cute Pair of Shoes?

    May 12, 2015

    Just launched last week, Google now allows users to order food straight from its search results.

    Written by: Cathy Morrow Roberson

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    Slow Progress on Infrastructure

    May 12, 2015

    John Wagner's latest article explores some of the key issues with infrastructure spending and the MAP-21 reauthorization

    Written by: John Wagner Jr

  • International Women’s Day? What Are They Doing Out of the Kitchen?

    May 1, 2015

    Hear from Kelli Saunders, Morai Logistics CEO as she discusses her path into logistics, her thoughts on bringing more women into the industry, and how she sees her role in addressing inequality in logistics as a female CEO.

    Written by: eft writers

  • Here Come the Drones…

    Apr 28, 2015

    The Federal Aviation (FAA) granted approval to e-retailing giant Amazon.com to test-fly their new advanced drones, under certain provision, for potential delivery. This latest petition received quick approval from the FAA compared to past efforts this...

    Written by: Kelli Saunders

  • Why India’s E-Commerce Boom Will Look Nothing Like China’s

    Apr 27, 2015

    China’s e-commerce growth trajectory is often compared to India’s, based on one single factor: Internet penetration.

    Written by: EFT Editor

  • Infographic: Interesting Facts & Financial Breakdown of the Global Logistics Market

    Apr 27, 2015

    For many logistics is as simple as the movement of goods from one place to another. For business it is a trillion dollar industry, which can be vital in staying ahead of your competitors.

    Written by: Adam Robinson

  • A Not So Distant Look at how the Industrial Internet of Things Could Change the Services Provided by 3PLs

    Apr 20, 2015

    As manufacturing, transportation, and every aspect of humanity evolves in modernity, reliance upon the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow and impact every facet of civilization. Another term, as it more relates to manufacturing, distribution,...

    Written by: Adam Robinson

  • Reflections on Integrated Supply Chain Planning

    Apr 17, 2015

    Why would companies implement solutions that cost more, were longer to deploy, and had lower user satisfaction? Read Lora Cecere's thoughts on this.

    Written by: Lora Cecere

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    Where Will You Manufacture? Near-shoring vs. Re-shoring

    Apr 15, 2015

    A lack of quality space remains one of the biggest challenges facing manufacturers in the U.S. Emerging technological advances, such as improved measuring/process control, advanced digital technologies and sustainable manufacturing, have made many older...

    Written by: Kelli Saunders

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    Managing Third Party Logistics While Embracing Technology

    Apr 14, 2015

    Today’s business leaders are faced with the task of creating more efficient processes while keeping costs down. In order to stay competitive in a digital age, they need to stay aggressive in transforming their supply chains, and budget remains a barrier...

    Written by: EFT Editor

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    How Can Data Improve Supplier Decisions?

    Apr 14, 2015

    A growing trend across all industries has been the application of big data, with the use of algorithms and the hiring of data scientists becoming commonplace. As businesses collect and store an ever increasing amount of data, the algorithms required to...

    Written by: Anonymous

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    Muda & The 7 Deadly Wastes of Co-Pack

    Apr 14, 2015

    When you think about waste in your facility, are you just thinking about subcomponent materials or defective finished goods that are thrown away or rejected?

    Written by: EFT Editor

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    Transport Safety Begins With Safety In The Chain

    Apr 9, 2015

    A nasty scratch on a car in the store's parking lot: things like that can happen. Was it the truck driver's fault, or are we putting so much pressure on our logistics chains that we are basically asking for accidents to happen? "Trucks...

    Written by: Walther Ploos van Amstel

  • TCS, Wipro, TechM, Infy are Key to Apple's Supply Chain

    Apr 8, 2015

    Apple is secretive about almost everything it does. And among its best kept secrets is the work it does with Indian IT vendors.

    Written by: EFT Editor

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    The ILWU and Panama

    Apr 8, 2015

    While many shippers remain skeptical about the motives and tactics of today’s International Longshore and Warehouse Union, there remains a very progressive mission within the organization that deserves praise.

    Written by: EFT Editor

  • 3 Ways to Become an Attractive Shipper to Carriers

    Apr 7, 2015

    How many carriers come to the dock every day? What are the parameters and limitations of what is being done at the dock today? How quickly are trucks loaded and unloaded?

    Written by: Brian Tonn

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