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Benefits of a Warehouse Management System

The days of managing inventory in warehouses with pen and paper have disappeared. In their place, warehouse management systems have risen to make managing inventory easier, and these systems provide tremendous benefits, explains Rick Register of Inbound Logistics. Let’s take a look at the top five benefits of a warehouse management system.

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Outlook of the Capacity Crunch

The end of 2017 shaping up to present one of the strictest capacity crunch for 2018, explains Chris Brady of Logistics Viewpoints. The ongoing recovery efforts after this year’s major hurricanes, the upcoming electronic logging devices (ELD) mandate implementation date, and continuing tightening of labor markets, including truck drivers, pushing the boundaries of today’s trucking capacity.

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Transportation Management Case Study

In a first of several case studies to come out from Thomasholmes regarding how our solutions aid shippers in managing transportation more effectively thru our transportation technology and managed services, learn how a Medical Supply Company switched providers and increased overall results.

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AI and the IoT

Analysts predict that by 2020, 75% of new cars will feature IoT connectivity. The percentage increase describes consumer applications, but the idea of connected vehicles should garner interest from other sectors such as shipping, logistics, and transportation. Leaders in these industries would be wise to plan for a future where AI and the IoT transform transportation management.

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Implementing ELDs

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Troy Diffenderfer who shares several key benefits of implementing ELDs into your fleet.
After a second appeal was recently denied, it looks like the MAP-21 electronic logging device rule will soon be in effect and if your company hasn’t already, you’ll soon be implementing ELDs into your fleet in the near future.