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How to Keep Your Multimodal Transport Operators on Track How to Keep Your Multimodal Transport Operators on Track

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 5 Mins.

The balance of power is shifting in the shipping industry — customers are no longer at the mercy of the shipper....

How to Make SAP Returnable Container Tracking ‘Real Time?’ How to Make SAP Returnable Container Tracking ‘Real Time?’

By Ivan Diaz
Read Time 3 Mins.

Are you using an ERP like SAP in your organization to keep track of your pallets? Do you want to upgrade the...

Is High Pallet Safety Stock Hurting Your Supply Chain? Is High Pallet Safety Stock Hurting Your Supply Chain?

By Vidya Subramanian
Read Time 11 Mins.

An optimized supply chain is supposed to do more with less. It calls for more throughput, more efficiency, more...

6 Reasons to Track Your Returnable Shipping Assets 6 Reasons to Track Your Returnable Shipping Assets

By Vidya Subramanian
Read Time 9 Mins.

In the world of logistics and supply chains, chances are almost everything that’s moved is moved ON or IN shipping...

Attack That Sneaky Hidden Cost in Your Supply Chain: Reusable Packaging Attack That Sneaky Hidden Cost in Your Supply Chain: Reusable Packaging

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 7 Mins.

When we talk about supply chain cost reduction, we usually think about transit time, route optimization, or...

The Hidden Discounts of OpEx for Inventory Tracking The Hidden Discounts of OpEx for Inventory Tracking

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 4 Mins.

When you think of inventory tracking, you often think of purchasing RFID tags and readers at the best price & with...

The Evolution of Supply Chain Control Towers The Evolution of Supply Chain Control Towers

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 9 Mins.

You’ve probably heard of a Supply Chain Control Tower.

A Supply Chain Control Tower (SCCT) is a central hub that...

9 Features a Good Cold Chain Data Logger Should Have 9 Features a Good Cold Chain Data Logger Should Have

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 9 Mins.

A cold chain data logger, otherwise referred to as a temperature data logger, is a device that records and logs...

6 Ways Bluetooth Beacons Can Improve Inventory & Warehouse Management 6 Ways Bluetooth Beacons Can Improve Inventory & Warehouse Management

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 9 Mins.

While information management systems, warehouse management systems (WMS), and inventory management systems using...

How to Mitigate the Risk Associated with Just in Time(JIT) & Lean Inventory How to Mitigate the Risk Associated with Just in Time(JIT) & Lean Inventory

By Manpreet S. Mattu
Read Time 3 Mins.

JIT inventory and lean manufacturing make financial sense, but they leave businesses more vulnerable to unexpected...

Are Wireless Sensors Better for Remote Temperature Monitoring in a Warehouse? Are Wireless Sensors Better for Remote Temperature Monitoring in a Warehouse?

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 4 Mins.

While wired temperature sensors are a common tool to monitor temperature in cold storage warehouses, newer remote...

Reduce Container Dwell Time With GPS Container Tracking Reduce Container Dwell Time With GPS Container Tracking

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 5 Mins.

Dwell time can lead to unnecessary spends that drive up total logistics costs, and you can’t always pass that on to...

Digital Supply Chain — Impact of Industry 4.0 on Supply Chain Management Digital Supply Chain — Impact of Industry 4.0 on Supply Chain Management

By Hitendra Rathore
Read Time 3 Mins.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution — Industry 4.0 — has begun.

The emerging technologies and applications in...

Multimodal Route Optimization - What Makes it Difficult? Multimodal Route Optimization - What Makes it Difficult?

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 2 Mins.

The rapid pace of globalization and trade is making supply chain and transport networks more complex than they’ve...

Why You Shouldn’t Run a Supply Chain Using Google Maps Why You Shouldn’t Run a Supply Chain Using Google Maps

By Shailesh Mangal
Read Time 6 Mins.

Because, despite Google’s mapping and data crunching prowess, it wasn’t designed to get the ETA right for logistics.

Why Last Mile Delivery Optimization Begins with the First Mile Why Last Mile Delivery Optimization Begins with the First Mile

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 6 Mins.

Amazonification has been a positive influence for B2B & B2C supply chains, spurring steady improvement in the...

Calculating Logistics Cost Reduction Through OTIF (On-Time and In-Full) Delivery Calculating Logistics Cost Reduction Through OTIF (On-Time and In-Full) Delivery

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 7 Mins.

On-time and in-full (OTIF) delivery, sometimes also referred to as Delivery In-Full, On-time (DIFOT), is an...

Connecting Your ERP with IoT and Ultimately Blockchain Connecting Your ERP with IoT and Ultimately Blockchain

By Jim Sabogal
Read Time 8 Mins.

Most companies have an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software in place to support their business and supply...

How to Set the Right On-time Delivery KPIs With GPS Vehicle Tracking How to Set the Right On-time Delivery KPIs With GPS Vehicle Tracking

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 5 Mins.

On-time delivery is important.

It impacts client satisfaction, the chances of getting more business from a satisfied...

Blockchain - A Solution for Supply Chain Cyber Security? Blockchain - A Solution for Supply Chain Cyber Security?

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 5 Mins.

Supply chain security issues are far too complicated to tackle with passwords, access cards, and software suites...

What Are the Benefits of Blockchain in a Digital Supply Chain? What Are the Benefits of Blockchain in a Digital Supply Chain?

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 3 Mins.

Open data, trustable records, and easy authentication with blockchain could eliminate delays, disruptions, and...

Why Blockchain is Important for a Connected Supply Chain Why Blockchain is Important for a Connected Supply Chain

By Rainer Kuehling
Read Time 5 Mins.

Blockchain, the technology that cryptocurrencies are built on, has the potential to transform more than just online...

Giving Your ERP Eyes & Ears with IoT – Part 1 Giving Your ERP Eyes & Ears with IoT – Part 1

By Shailesh Mangal
Read Time 5 Mins.

Current IoT-enabled ERP solutions aren’t delivering business intelligence or driving growth; well, not as much as...

Is an RFID Security System Enough for Warehouse Theft Prevention? Is an RFID Security System Enough for Warehouse Theft Prevention?

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 7 Mins.

Although prevailing RFID systems to tag and track inventory in a warehouse can double up as a theft/pilferage...

The IoT Game: Sensing, Making Sense, and Acting on Data The IoT Game: Sensing, Making Sense, and Acting on Data

By Sanjay Sharma
Read Time 4 Mins.

An article by Sanjay Sharma, the CEO of Roambee which was named the “IoT Sensor Company of the Year” by Compass...

Are GPS Trackers Enough for Cargo Security & Theft Recovery? Are GPS Trackers Enough for Cargo Security & Theft Recovery?

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 5 Mins.

While GPS tracking systems can improve the odds of tracing stolen vehicles or trailers, can they really address...

How to Choose a Warehouse Security Monitoring System How to Choose a Warehouse Security Monitoring System

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 3 Mins.

Warehouse security systems have traditionally focused on protecting the warehouse, not the goods or assets stored...

7 Features a Cargo & Inventory Security System Should Have 7 Features a Cargo & Inventory Security System Should Have

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 8 Mins.

Inventory security systems should secure goods in a warehouse as well as in transit. Here’s what you should look for...

How to Choose a Cargo Container Security Tracking System How to Choose a Cargo Container Security Tracking System

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 6 Mins.

There are many tracking systems that claim to help you protect your containerized cargo. In this article, we will...

Supply Chain Visibility Evolution: Barcodes, RFID, NFC, BLE Beacons Supply Chain Visibility Evolution: Barcodes, RFID, NFC, BLE Beacons

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 8 Mins.

Editor's Note: This post was originally published in October, 2017 and has been updated to include Near-field...

How to Track LTL Shipments, Packages, and Market Vehicles How to Track LTL Shipments, Packages, and Market Vehicles

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 9 Mins.

GPS vehicle tracking systems have been unsuccessful at tracking Less-than Container Load (LCL) goods, individual...

Why Vehicle Tracking Systems Failed in Logistics Why Vehicle Tracking Systems Failed in Logistics

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 5 Mins.

Real-time GPS vehicle tracking and management — aka fleet management — gave rise to the notion that complete...

6 Reasons to Switch from Vehicle Tracking to Package Tracking 6 Reasons to Switch from Vehicle Tracking to Package Tracking

By Rainer Kuehling
Read Time 7 Mins.

The first thing you search on Google when you want a logistics visibility solution is a ‘vehicle tracking system.’...

Why Should You Track Your Returnable Shipping Assets Why Should You Track Your Returnable Shipping Assets

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 5 Mins.

Reusable shipping assets are items in a shipment that...

Vehicle, Container, or Package Tracking: What’s Right for You? Vehicle, Container, or Package Tracking: What’s Right for You?

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 12 Mins.

Logistics visibility has evolved to a level of granularity where you can monitor every single parcel shipped, and...

How to Track Returnable Containers & Pallets using BLE & IoT How to Track Returnable Containers & Pallets using BLE & IoT

By Vidya Subramanian
Read Time 9 Mins.

Reusable shipping assets like containers, pallets, crates, totes and bins could be bleeding your supply chain...

Mr. Supply Chain Visibility – The Hottest New GST Consultant in Town Mr. Supply Chain Visibility – The Hottest New GST Consultant in Town

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 8 Mins.

Who is Mr. Supply Chain Visibility? And why has he transformed from a “nice-to-have” to a “must-have” consultant...

Demystifying “Track & Trace” vs “Real-Time Tracking” vs “Monitoring” Demystifying “Track & Trace” vs “Real-Time Tracking” vs “Monitoring”

By Cindy Dickey
Read Time 10 Mins.

Have you ever performed a Google search for a GPS, RFID, or temperature data logger solution? If so, you may have...

How to Turn BLE into 360° Supply Chain Visibility How to Turn BLE into 360° Supply Chain Visibility

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 8 Mins.

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology is positioned to be the third generation of supply chain visibility -...

Need Supply Chain Security? IoT Can Help You Save Millions! Need Supply Chain Security? IoT Can Help You Save Millions!

By Noe Ramos
Read Time 3 Mins.

Today’s IoT marketplace is growing exponentially and industry spend estimates for the next few years continue to...

Industry 4.0: How to Overcome the Challenges of Supply Chain Digitization? Industry 4.0: How to Overcome the Challenges of Supply Chain Digitization?

By Neeraj Dharia
Read Time 5 Mins.

Are you looking to digitize your organization using the Internet of Things (IoT)? Or are you a policy maker in the...

5 Things You Need For Successful Real-Time Tracking 5 Things You Need For Successful Real-Time Tracking

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 5 Mins.

Are you implementing an IoT solution in your organization? Do you envision your digitization initiative leading to...

5 Reasons Why Outsourcing Shipment Tracking to 3PLs can Hurt You 5 Reasons Why Outsourcing Shipment Tracking to 3PLs can Hurt You

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 3 Mins.

Implementing real-time shipment monitoring to gain visibility across the supply chain is paramount for companies of...

A Cloud-Based Approach to Managing African Supply Chains A Cloud-Based Approach to Managing African Supply Chains

By LeRoy Ratnayake
Read Time 4 Mins.

With today’s fast-paced, highly competitive global environment, organizations need supply chains that are agile,...

4 Ways How Automated ePOD is Different from Existing Manual ePOD 4 Ways How Automated ePOD is Different from Existing Manual ePOD

By Premsai Sainathan
Read Time 1 Mins.

ePOD (Electronic Proof of Delivery) is not a new concept and has been available in the form of stand-alone apps or...

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