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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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Controlling Inventory Flow

Controlling inventory flow is a top priority among warehouse managers, and gaining control over inventory drives warehouse efficiency. However, figuring out the best way to achieve this feat can be confusing, so warehouse managers should follow these steps.
Controlling Inventory Flow Begins With Liquidate Nonessential Products
Warehouses have a tendency to become stock rooms for stale product.

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parcel pricing

Standard parcel shipping is evolving. Today, it has become one of the largest sectors within the shipping industry, and shippers are looking for ways to squeeze better profit margins from carriers and the consumers. Unfortunately, finding savings in parcel shipping costs can be difficult at best, especially considering the major carriers’ constant changes to parcel service guides.

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parcel invoice auditing

Parcel shipping makes up a major portion of the total transportation and shipping industry, and the volume of parcel invoices coming into even small shippers can be overwhelming. In addition, parcel shipping can be a cost center filled with instances of double billing, inaccuracies, and problems.

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Less than truckload technology

Freight shipping has relied on the same systems for years, ranging from manual entries to a constant struggle in balancing delivery windows with costs. However, the pressure for tighter, faster and more deliveries has increased to a point where the only solution is change. According to William B. Cassidy of the Journal of Commerce, truck capacity is not tight; it is simply hidden from view.

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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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The Digital Supply Chain

Imagine a world where automation comes together with technology to deliver products without human intervention. An order is placed by a consumer. 3D printers pickup the details and print the finished product. It’s then picked by robots from the shelves, packaged and placed into a self-driving truck.