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As few as 40 percent of companies have made the switch to digital systems, including the use of APIs, reports Angus Loten of the Wall Street Journal. Yet, the rise of just-in-time delivery has complicated how the transportation industry sets rates for shipments, regardless of the well-documented benefits of electronic data interchange (EDI).

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LTL Transportation management system

That is the word being used to describe the state of the logistics industry in 2017, reports William B. Cassidy of the Journal of Commerce. While it may not describe everything in supply chains, it does accurately describe the overhead costs today’s shippers and carriers have enjoyed recently.

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2017 state of logistics

It is that time of year again. The 28th Annual Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) 2017 State of Logistics Report, published by A.T. Kearney, is out. In the years since the Great Recession, the report has shown growth throughout logistics and a recovery through measurement of logistics spending as a percentage of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP).

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Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from Red Stag Fulfillment who show us how an Order Fulfillment Solution can help reduce risk.
Want to lose customers and sink your business into the ground? All you must do is make late deliveries with busted boxes, and the wrong products. It couldn’t be simpler. Of course, you probably want your business to thrive.

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While a logistics manager has responsibilities that can vary from one company to another, we can agree that it’s not an easy task. Logistics managers have the crucial role of ensuring things go smoothly no matter what. To establish a good career in logistics, we rounded up ten skills that you must work on and keep in mind at all times.1.

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less-than-truckload data

How do shippers know if their carrier selection process for less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping is working? The answer is simple; shippers must track the right data. Knowing the proper metrics and data points to track promotes cost-effective shipping practices and can improve vendor, carrier and consumer relationships, reports Merrill Douglas of Inbound Logistics.