Few Companies Make the Hard Tradeoffs to Reduce Carbon Emissions

The law firm Crowell & Moring recently released a survey-based report that looked at how companies are navigating pressures to improve their environmental performance. The company surveyed 225 executives whose jobs included environmental, social, and governance issues. 56% of respondents said their company does NOT measure its carbon footprint. What may surprise many people is […] The post Few Companies Make the Hard Tradeoffs to Reduce Carbon Emissions appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

2022 Trade Update: How to keep freight moving

Shippers who are current on the global trade landscape are assets to their service partners and customers. Our global trade expert provides us with a review of the key trade topics that should be top of mind as we enter 2022.

Can you Risk Implementing Enterprise Software from a High Growth Company with Large Losses?

When companies consider implementing enterprise software, standard operating procedure would be to look at a public company’s financials before deciding to implement the solution. If the software company is private, the prospective customer often asks for the right to view their financials. A prospective customer wants to know that the software company they will work […] The post Can you Risk Implementing Enterprise Software from a High Growth Company with Large Losses? appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Autonomous Planning in Supply Chain: 4 Must-Haves for Next-Generation Platforms

I recently changed continents and realized that my favorite hair styler wouldn’t work in the U.S., so I went online to order it. It is one of those high-end brands with global recognition, and to my surprise, the manufacturer’s own website did not have any stock and no indication on when it would be available. […] The post Autonomous Planning in Supply Chain: 4 Must-Haves for Next-Generation Platforms appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

Warehouse Management Systems (WMS): Growth Accelerated in 2021

Warehouse management systems (WMS) solutions providers (in aggregate) experienced accelerated growth in 2021 This above-trend growth is primarily a result of the longer-term factors influencing the markets’ growth, supplemented by a surge in pent-up demand from COVID-19 related hesitancy in 2020. A number of factors are currently influencing both the growth of the market and the shift in WMS users’ requirements and priorities. WMS suppliers indicated that their users continued to operate within tight labor markets and a shortage of reliable workers. As a result, technologies and capabilities that drive productivity were in high [...] The post Warehouse Management Systems (WMS): Growth Accelerated in 2021 appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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The U.S. Supply Chain Needs You!

Supply chains around the country are in great need of warehouse and transportation workers. Just last month I noted that warehouse labor productivity was hindered extensively by COVID-19 and that 80 percent of ARC’s warehouse survey respondents anticipate an increase of order throughput volumes in 2021. Furthermore, COVID-19 exacerbated the existing shift from retail store […] The post The U.S. Supply Chain Needs You! appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

The Greenest Mile: Planning’s Role in Supply Chain Sustainability

Supply chain sustainability is a higher priority than ever. In MIT’s State of Supply Chain Sustainability 2021, 80% of executives surveyed said the pandemic either had no impact on their commitment or increased it. PwC reports that almost half of assets under management are held by investment firms committed to decarbonization. Investor concern about material […] The post The Greenest Mile: Planning’s Role in Supply Chain Sustainability appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

This Week in Logistics News (July 31 – August 6)

For the US Women’s National Soccer Team, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were supposed to be another Gold Medal event, as it entered with a 44-match unbeaten streak. That streak came to an end in its first match, a 3-0 loss to Sweden, which happened to be the last team to defeat the US. And while […] The post This Week in Logistics News (July 31 – August 6) appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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