logistics

12 ways to increase supply chain velocity

January 2, 2019 12:23 pm Thanks to the Amazon effect, consumers expect the world-and they want it fast. From upstream planning to final-mile delivery, companies use a variety of strategies to meet the demand for near-instant gratification. Here are 12 tips your company can do to get your supply chain running faster. 1. Move closer to customers Some of the… [+]

Benefits of Mobile Weighing

December 26, 2018 2:57 pm The online shopping experience is changing our lives. Customers purchase online and expect their purchases to be at their door the next day. Companies like Amazon are leading the industry in satisfying this consumer expectation by developing a model that provides convenience and fast delivery to the consumer. Mobile weighing technologies meet the emerging “need… [+]

5 forces transforming transport & logistics

December 19, 2018 11:08 am For a few years now, the transport and logistics sector are going through an important transformation, with new technological solutions coming up every day. We are witnessing changes, in almost every aspect of society, influencing this segment of economy. With this changes, new complexities arise in modern transport and logistics, making it more difficult to… [+]

Intermodal transport: finding the right path

November 14, 2018 6:56 am Adjusted transportation capacity and continuous improvements in the railways are encouraging shippers to consider intermodal transport. But finding a container, or a truck to transport it to or from the railroad terminal, is not always easy. Intermodal shipments in the second quarter of 2018 increased by 6.2 percent, compared to the same quarter of 2017,… [+]

OEA

October 17, 2018 12:00 am OEA that by its acronym in Spanish means “Authorized Economic Operator” is an alliance between the public sector and the private sector that is granted as a voluntary certification focused on strengthening the security of the foreign trade logistics chain through the implementation of minimum standards in security matter. The OEA’s are considered safe and… [+]

Shipping and delivery: how to do it the right way

October 10, 2018 12:00 am Thanks to the rise of e-commerce and the increase in customer expectations, shipping and delivery have become key factors in the overall satisfaction of the customer. The ability of an e-commerce company to meet customer expectations can be a source to create a competitive advantage. Executing with an incorrect strategy, or not having a strategy… [+]

Descartes MacroPoint helps carriers address the adjusted transport capacity

October 2, 2018 10:14 pm Descartes Systems Group, which is a Canadian multinational technology company specialized in logistics software, supply chain management software and cloud-based services for logistics companies, has announced that it has successfully implemented its capacity adaptation solution advanced, MacroPoint Diskettes Capacity Matching, with several loading agents. This provides merchandise transport agents with greater visibility of the transport… [+]

Taxes from the United States to China … Do they really affect Apple?

September 26, 2018 8:50 am The administration of President Trump sparked protests from technology companies earlier this year because of tariffs imposed on China’s products, but the final list of USTR’s taxable devices avoids many brands and consumer products. Such is the case of some Apple products. The United States left the Applewatch and other consumer devices off the map… [+]

Transfer of cross-border shipments

September 25, 2018 7:34 pm Currently customers and suppliers become geographically more diverse and a greater part of their supply chain and customer experience depends on moving shipments through different customs offices with precision and without any delay. Therefore, we share some steps that can help the process to maintain times and quality in the services: 1. Create a board… [+]

The Dek for Drones is already patented in the United States

September 19, 2018 12:00 am The technology continues advancing at great speed, and now satisfying the last consumer arrives: “DroneDek” a technological mailbox of the future, as it is called, that has just received a patent in the United States for the deliveries of last mile. DroneDek is destined to interrupt the parcel and mail distribution industry taking advantage of… [+]