The Pivotal Role of Fluid, Responsive Logistics in Modern U.S. Distribution

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Political turmoil, civil unrest, pandemics, natural disasters…logistics managers must be half magician and half fortune teller to stay nimble in what has become a disrupted playing field. Third-party logistics providers can help as they offer the tools and resources clients need to proactively adjust their supply chain. First and foremost, the leapfrogging e-commerce sector in … Read More

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Mastering Demand Planning: The Key to Efficient Supply Chain Management

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Lean, agile supply chains are those that maintain a balance between supply and demand. To address this challenge, many organizations rely on demand planning, which involves forecasting customer demand for their products or services. Demand planning helps determine warehouse needs, drives more efficient transportation, and creates a more collaborative relationship across sales, production, logistics, and … Read More

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Supply Chain Alignment: The Key to Optimal Performance

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Much has been said about supply chain management. But what about supply chain alignment? Have you aligned procurement, production, transportation, and distribution to work in a coordinated and integrated manner? This blog will address three key points related to supply chain alignment, including whether your assets are aligned for optimal performance, logistics services, and goals. … Read More

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3 Reasons Why You Need a Supply Chain Control Tower

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Visibility, Collaboration, Actionable Intelligence: The Big Three in Supply Chain Optimization If you’re like most transportation or supply chain managers, you want to know what’s where in your supply chain. You need the scale of visibility that will give you the agility and speed to overcome supply chain disruptions. By investing in supply chain control towers, … Read More

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Emerging Trends to Improve Your Supply Chain

Supply Chain Trends

While robotic, automated warehousing and electric, driverless trucks might be grabbing the headlines, most logistics managers and supply chain directors need to find and leverage more down to earth solutions to reduce costs and improve service. Let’s consider three. Can You Cross-Dock Instead of Storing? As a solution-focused logistics partner, Wavepoint 3PL has 14 food … Read More

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Measuring The Success of Your Supply Chain: Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

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Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are utilized to measure success. Without a benchmark, performance tracking can be very challenging. Metrics for your supply chain should be established through internal objectives and industry benchmarks. KPIs are an important tool in measuring the success of your partners (3PL’s, trucking companies, warehouse providers). These data points will allow your … Read More

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