Automating Logistics

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.

Why The Aerospace Industry Needs Same Day Shipping

By 2036 the Aerospace industry is projected to grow between $7.1 to $7.9 Trillion. An estimated $6.1 Trillion (77%) is slated towards manufacturing new aircraft orders, and $1.8 Trillion (23%) is forecasted for Maintenance, Repair, or Overhaul (MRO) activities.

Reflections From CLMA: Do You Have Visibility Into Your Clinical Samples?

If there is one word to describe the energy that surrounded the Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA) this year, it’s enthusiasm. I use the term enthusiasm, rather than a bland mix of “passion” because it highlights an array of adjectives that cover the multiple personas attending the conference.

How To Optimize 3PL Staffing Efficiencies

Sean works at XYZ Logistics as a business development representative. His role is to service a significant account for XYZ. Sean spends most of his working day focusing on this account. However, every time they have a time-definite request, the rest of Sean's day is spent tracking down service providers and relaying updates from one party to another hoping that everyone is telling the truth. This process leaves him with little or no time to improve his relationship with the customer or other accounts; thus, pigeonholing his progress at XYZ Logistics.

Developing Organs: How Technology Creates Demand

As I write this, there are over 100,000 people who are waiting for their chance to receive a life-saving transplant. Perhaps one day it will be routine for organs to be synthetically created helping reduce this staggering statistic. Researchers and Scientists have had a couple of critical breakthroughs in the past years to help increase the supply of organs and reduce the number of humans waiting for a transplant.


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