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transportation planners

There are additional advances in automation that push the supply chain toward greater use and deployment of technology and transportation planners are the key.
Drone Delivery Takes Flight.
Last December, Amazon successfully placed its first test flight and delivery by drone. As the technology improves, drone delivery will become a reality, not just a possibility.

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outsourcing technology to 3pls

Automation sales declined throughout 2016, but industry experts believe a major shift toward third-party companies is coming, reports Patrick Burnson of Supply Chain Management Review Manufacturers need to increase production without increasing overhead costs, and outsourcing technology to 3Pls is the perfect solution.

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real-time inventory management

Manufacturers have always struggled to obtain the most accurate inventory levels possible. While an out-of-stock issue may seem minor, it could result in the loss of multiple-item orders, especially among e-commerce shoppers. In fact, up to 52 percent of e-commerce shoppers abandon their carts when they learn one product they want is out-of-stock.

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customer returns

The retail space has changed hugely over recent years; we have seen a whole industry open up to so many new entrants in the form of eCommerce websites which have taken a substantial market share from traditional brick and mortar stores. One thing remains constant for both channels however and that is the issue of customer returns.

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smart supply chain

Modern supply chains have access to more information and technology than ever before, creating a new, digital supply chain. However, the digital supply chain has grown increasingly reliant on the use of “smart technologies,” such as those involved in automated data capture, analyses and the Internet of Things (IoT).