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How SMB’s are Challenging Amazon’s Logistics Empire

08.08.2017 in Blog, Logistics Outsourcing



Any company that shares a name with one of the world’s largest rivers is bound to be a contender. Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos – briefly the world’s richest man – has done everything he can to ensure his company lives up to its lofty moniker. That means breaking new ground constantly behind the scenes, whether it’s using robots in warehouses or looking into airborne drone deliveries. Can small and medium-sized businesses possibly compete with the kind of buying power, networks, and innovations Amazon has at its disposal? Absolutely: in fact, they are already.  (more…)

Is Your Logistics Chain Leaking? The IoT May Be the Answer

24.07.2017 in Blog, Logistics Outsourcing, Transportation Spend, Transportation Technology

Until a few years ago, inventory was a labor-intensive process that typically required either stopping operations for several days or bringing in a large crew to painstakingly count products overnight. These methods were heavily susceptible to human error, with end counts that didn’t necessarily reflect full accuracy. With buyers demanding transparency – particularly in eCommerce – the need for something better was clear.  Without digital oversight and assistance, your supply chain could be “leaking” time-sensitive opportunities for profit and stability, turning away customers frustrated by a lack of timely inventory. (more…)