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Automating Logistics

How Do You Define A Successful Business?

A successful business is one that knows when to reinvent itself. A few months ago, I was fortunate to attend the 3PL Summit in Atlanta GA. As I have mentioned in a previous article, the conference was focused around two main points: disruption and a 2-year cycle.

When Should A Logistics Company Be More Than Just A Logistics Company?

For the past decade, the status quo of critical transportation can be summed up in one word: stagnate. Quality of service, picking up parcels on time, and meeting an expected delivery time was all that mattered. Companies had backups and backups of providers to create services and costs to leverage against one another. That demand created an environment solely focused on service and not a partnership.

Top 3 Ways To Avoid Delays When Shipping Internationally

The Logistics Industry is an ever-growing market built upon international trade. IATA (International Air Transport Association), estimates that the value of international trade shipped by air in 2016 is roughly $5.5 Trillion with a growth of 3.6%. To put that number into perspective, you could buy 235 million Toyota Pruises with that much money.

How To Prepare For Shipping Delays

When looking back and thinking about the many years I have spent in logistics, one thing always stays constant: delays happen. Everyone in the industry knows that delays are inevitable, but how we react to those delays are crucial especially when mission-critical shipments are involved. While the cost of delays can typically be calculated through a monetary value, what about the shipments that are impacting lives or causing nationwide delays?

What To Expect From The 3PL Summit

Typically, when I am attending an event, I spend weeks leading up to it pursuing the agenda to generalize how the atmosphere will feel. Later this week, I will be attending the 3PL Summit in Atlanta. When looking at the keynotes, topics, and keywords associated with the exhibitors, four words come up repeatedly: distribution, transformation, expectation, and digitalization.

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