On-demand delivery moving really quickly

When two days is too long, on-demand networks step in to deliverorders in hours or even minutes. This is hot enough that four-yearold startups are having to share the space with the likes ofTarget, WalMart, Home Depot and even Amazon. Ultimately, delightingcustomers is driving it all. Original link
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A Supply Chain Potluck?

Most executives understand a physical supply chain and realize thepotential cost and time-to-market benefits of contracting withpartners within this supply chain. But most executives are illinformed about the potential benefits that could be obtained bydigitizing today’s complex supply chains. Original link
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On-demand delivery moving really quickly

When two days is too long, on-demand networks step in to deliverorders in hours or even minutes. This is hot enough that four-yearold startups are having to share the space with the likes ofTarget, WalMart, Home Depot and even Amazon. Ultimately, delightingcustomers is driving it all. Original link
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On-demand delivery moving really quickly

When two days is too long, on-demand networks step in to deliverorders in hours or even minutes. This is hot enough that four-yearold startups are having to share the space with the likes ofTarget, WalMart, Home Depot and even Amazon. Ultimately, delightingcustomers is driving it all. Original link
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SMC3 rolls out volume LTL pricing API

Atlanta-based SMC3, a provider of LTL (less-than-truckload)technology, data and education services announced this week it hasrolled out a new direct-to-carrier volume LTL pricing API(application program interface) offering, which, it said, isdelivered through its SMC3 platform and can be used in tandem withits contract rating tool, RateWare XL. Original link
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Feds making moves to tweak HOS, CSA to determine safety “cultures” of motor carriers

The federal government is making several moves to answer thatever-vexing question that regulators have been trying to answer fordecades about the universe of more than 700,000 motor carriers,“How safe are you?” In a victory for motor carriers whom havecomplained both about the new Hours of Service rules as well as theCompliance, Safety and Accountability issue, the Federal MotorCarrier Administration is making tweaks to both safety initiatives. Original link
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Analyst Report: An Excerpt from the IDC Enterprise Labeling Vendor Assessment

This IDC Manufacturing Insights report uses the IDC MarketScapemodel to provide an assessment of a number of providersparticipating in the worldwide enterprise labeling applicationmarket. Original link
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The Hack: Keep Calm, Supply Chains Have Got You Covered

Bloomberg reported last week thatChinese spies had infiltrated at least 30 U.S. companies— including Amazon, Apple and others — using atiny microchip hidden on server motherboards. While Apple andAmazon have both issued detailed statements firmly disputing theaccount, people are stunned by the scope of the hackdescribed. “If the Bloomberg reportingis accurate, it has uncovered arguably the biggest hack of alltime,” writes Dan Goodin for Ars Technica . “If not, ithas sent the world down a dangerous and resource-consuming rabbithole.”   As supply chainprofessionals, this isn’t the first time you have had toconsider cybersecurity. NPR  reports that since theearly 2000s, the Defense Science Board and others have warned thatplacing “some type of chip” would be aneffective way for intelligence services to gain usefulinformation. Further, now is certainly not thefirst time you’ve thought of risk management or supplychain visibility. In response to your needs, we, at APICS, havebeen significantly augmenting risk management...
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CBRE report points to potential of multistory warehouses

While not a core part of the industrial real estate playbook,research from Los Angeles-based industrial real estate firm CBREindicates that a new trend appears to be emerging in the form ofmultistory warehouses in United States-based metropolitan areas. Original link
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UPS announces global expansion plans for UPS My Choice

Earlier today, global transportation and logistics bellwether UPS rolled out global expansion plans for of UPS My Choice offering. Original link
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