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The notion of the “Robot Apocalypse” has become an archetype in modern economics and retail. Across the country, retail employees fear how robots will impact job security and their futures, but the use of warehouse automation and robotics means great things for the future of warehouse workers in retail, as explained by Greg Ip of The Wall Street Journal.

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Digitized Trucking

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from our friend, Rachel Everly, a freelance writer in business and finance who shows us how digitized trucking will change the game for logistics companies.
Welcome to the Grand Era of Digitized Trucking!
Imagine that you own a truck and you receive an order from a soft drink manufacturer in Missouri to transport around 5000 kilograms of freight.

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freight forwarders

As October 1 approaches, some freight forwarders may need to renew their freight forwarder bond. While that is not the renewal deadline for all forwarders, many of them renew around that date as the requirement to get bonded was introduced back in October 2013, and applied to those who were in business then.
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Last Mile Logistics

Last mile logistics is among the most misunderstood parts of transportation networks. On the surface, last mile may not seem very important, but it can make up 28 percent of a shipments total cost. In addition, growth in e-commerce is radicalizing how shippers view last mile logistics.

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Packaging Tips

Nothing is more disappointing than receiving a damaged parcel through the post. It’s the sender’s responsibility to make sure the parcel is packaged correctly but accidental damage obtained through transport is possible. Before you head to the post office compare parcel delivery quotes to make sure you get the best price for your delivery.

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Product Damage

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Cindy Banker with ProCorr Display and Packaging who is bringing us some great insight on how to reduce product damage.
If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer.  Packaging and product damage during shipping is extremely common.

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parcel audits

The impact on transportation costs through parcel audits is often forgotten. Shippers may feel parcel audits lack value, and still others avoid them for irrational reasons. As explained by Jared Fisher of Parcel Magazine, shippers may be able to recoup up to 5 percent of parcel shipping costs through proper auditing procedures.

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Injection Molding Process

The injection molding process is a crucial process with lots of moving parts — but that doesn’t mean you can’t make some simple changes to improve how you do it and safeguard the quality of your final product.

Time is money — but so are professionalism, optimization and attention to detail, as well as other concerns.