What Distribution Center Metrics Need Tracking?

Every movement within a distribution center can be tracked, and the decision of which metrics to track rests with management. However, the most important metrics can be categorized into the following eight areas.  On-Time Shipping The overall goal of the distribution center is to make sure that freight makes into the correct mode of transporta...
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How these 5 Emerging Technologies will Forever Change the Service Offerings of 3rd Party Logistics Providers

3D Printing will shorten the supply chain The concept of 3D printing has been around since as far back as the 1980s. However, it was only recently that the technology turned into a reality and became available on a mass scale. This revolutionary technology makes it possible for anyone to create products or parts of products using metals, plastic, m...
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Outsourcing Logistics and Supply Chain Functions Can Provide a Competitive Advantage

Speaking of the rise in the use of third party logistics. When you outsource logistics functions, like transportation management, you can gain quite the competitive advantage. As previously stated, margins and the lack of expertise are a big factor in this movement. Today's highly competitive business dynamic means maintaining a supply chain that r...
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