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Choosing an EDI vendor - especially one that integrates its EDI solution with your ERP system - is not simply a matter of choosing a commodity product on the basis of initial cost and perhaps feature sets, in order to meet a retailer's EDI mandate.Haitham Ghadiry

Transportation Supply Chain Management

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HighJump Software Expands Transportation Management Solutions to Customers Outside of U.S.

HighJump Software announced that a partnership with MP Objects of the Netherlands will expand a transportation management system (TMS) offering to customers around the world, as well as extend the reach of the HighJump warehouse management system (WMS). MP Objects is the European leader in transport...
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3PL Industry Growing Faster than GDP

According to a Tompkins International report, the 3PL industry is growing at a faster rate than the gross domestic product (GDP). And it’s not just because GDP growth has been relatively low: An article in Modern Materials Handling notes that Tompkins believes 3PL growth will be “three to four times...
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Study Finds Increased Popularity of Cloud-Based Supply Chain Solutions

We’ve seen the trend, we’ve heard it from our own customers, and the latest study from Gartner concurs: Companies want the cloud for supply chain management software. In a survey on the intersection of supply chain management processes and technologies, Gartner found the increased use of cloud-based...
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Will a Recovering Economy Catch You Off-Guard?

The relatively modest growth in consumer demand of the past few years may be sneaking up on the transport industry, according to a recent article from TranSystems. The recession drove many trucking firms to close, older ships to retire, and recent regulations have limited the number of hours that...
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Retail’s Secret Weapon: Brick-and-Mortar Stores

From Amazon to eBay, we’ve been hearing a lot of news from online retailers about same-day or next-day delivery promises. But according to a study by the global management consulting firm Booz & Company, current consumer demands may actually favor brick-and-mortar stores in the race to deliver the...
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Follow the Box: The Vital Importance of EDI in Outsourcing to 3PLs

Businesses of all types tend to outsource non-core competencies to boost efficiency, enhance customer satisfaction and squeeze costs out of their operations. For suppliers, the growing prevalence of leveraging third-party logistics (3PLs) companies for warehousing and transportation logistics is a...
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Not a Commodity: How a 3PL Can Set Itself Apart

Companies are increasingly turning to logistic services providers to run their manufacturing, warehousing and transportation operations more efficiently and at less cost than they can run it themselves. In the past few years, we have seen many companies outsource logistics to save on operations...
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Study: Transportation Logistics Companies May See Big Savings with Mobile Technology

A recent study found that transportation and logistics firms could save nearly a half-million dollars each year by using mobile technologies and implementing process re-engineering initiatives. About 60 percent of managers who responded to the Intermec study (Intermec is a strategic partner of...
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Are Drones in your Supply Chain Budget Yet?

I just read a fascinating article in Material Handling and Logistics News about the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for business use. Although many of us think of drones as military or surveillance devices (and indeed they often are), some companies are using them for day-to-day business...
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HighJump Software Announces Strategic Partners in China

We are excited to announce three new strategic partners in China: Anchor Information Technology Ltd., Hentor and Hyrus. Each partner brings a set of strengths and networks to help HighJump Software’s solutions gain even greater momentum in China, and have deep experience designing, deploying and...
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