|  Posted: by
logistics industry

In today’s society, technology has been changing at an unprecedented pace. When you consider that Apple introduced its iPad in the year 2010, and now tablet sales are about to overtake the combined sales of desktops and laptops, it becomes apparent. Consider Facebook that was launched out of a dorm room in college and now boasts over a billion users.

 |  Posted: by
data analytics

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from our friend Derrick Rehn with FusionOps who shows us how big data analytics can benefit you in your supply chain.
As big data analytics offer a sizeable competitive advantage for many industries, the drive to deliver cutting edge innovation in data analytics is ever increasing.

 |  Posted: by
north american trucking industry

The North American Trucking Industry: Facts and Figures on Freight Movement is an infographic developed by TruckFreighter.com. It highlights interesting information about NorthAmerica’s transportation sector. For example, the top 5 border crossings are Laredo, Detroit, Buffalo, Port Huron, and Otay Mesa. It also briefs the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act.

 |  Posted: by

Many fresh graduates work hard to get that one good business idea and then work on it instead of opting for a traditional career. While the eventual success looks great, to get there, you have to wade through a very turbulent sea of difficulties and what we call “start-up” stress. Such is the stress associated with a start-up that we have given it, its domain.

 |  Posted: by
insourcing manufacturing

Editor’s Note: Today’s blog is from our friend Allison Wilkinson, a freelance writer in the industry, who shows us why Reshoring or Insourcing Manufacturing can boost your profits.
While reshoring has always been a debated topic in the manufacturing industry, the subject earned the national spotlight in the 2016 presidential election.

 |  Posted: by

Editor’s Note: Today’s Blog is by Carl Turn, a freelance writer in the distribution field, who is showing us how next-day delivery is changing the face of eCommerce.
It’s no secret that the internet has reshaped our lives in many ways, and especially how we shop. Gone are the days of calling or visiting brick-and-mortar stores to find the products you need.

 |  Posted: by
b2b e-commerce

E-commerce grew 10.2 percent from 2010 to 2011, and predictions estimate that business-to-business (B2B) sales resulting from e-commerce will make up the majority of sales by 2020, reports Four51. A recent survey, conducted by Handshake, found more than 79 percent of companies providing B2B sales already have customers clamoring for online ordering.

 |  Posted: by
robots-in-manufacturing

Chinese manufacturing always seems to dominate conversations about modern manufacturing. In truth, more than 100 million workers are employed by Chinese manufacturing, reports Carl Pettit of The Stack. Outsourcing of jobs, lower manufacturing costs and continued upheaval in the U.S. are part of the conversation, but robots in manufacturing are important too.