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Who’s Who? Sorting Out the e-Logistics Players Part 1: The Situation
Sure, you’ve sold it, but now you have to ship and deliver it: E-commerce comes to transportation and logistics. This article outlines some of the latest

overnight freight  the everyday visibility of overnight package delivery services, over 80% of America's freight is still shipped by truck. At $500 billion, truck transportation is the largest single component of overall logistics costs - and has all the characteristics that you'd want if you were seeking to build a better mousetrap: The customer base is large and diverse, with over two million businesses that ship products. While Fortune 500 companies are the biggest shippers, of course, small and medium sized companies

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Who's Who? Sorting Out the e-Logistics Players Part 3: New Solutions


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overnight freight  shutting down, for example, overnight air and other regular services simply are not adequate. To meet these needs, Sameday.com has recently been launched, offering a unique set of high value, high-speed fulfillment, and related services. Using a network of distribution centers carefully positioned to deal with the traffic congestion in metropolitan areas today, and backed by sophisticated software to monitor and manage the flow of information and inventory between suppliers and their customers, Read More

Lasership.com Looks To Descartes For Same-Day Delivery Help


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overnight freight  lower cost than the overnight delivery option at many centralized Internet retailers. The downside is that inventory many not be available for certain items in a customer's local region, requiring multi-day delivery times through a distributed network that may not be properly equipped for long-distance shipments. Descartes' solutions are designed to address the complicated logistics requirements of companies like Lasership, which are made more difficult by security issues and demand that can be Read More

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overnight freight  feat will not happen overnight, since achieving it takes more than moving equipment around into product family production lines, creating flexible workstation teams, establishing quick changeovers, and introducing kanban signals. It also requires specific flow manufacturing training and continually maintained disciplines and process improvement mindsets (e.g., zero defects, zero setup, the use of standardized components, zero inventory, etc.). IFS and SSA Global Baan would be other tier 2 ERP products Read More

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overnight freight  zone difference and provide overnight QA services to its customers. If a company's software products are written in English or Japanese and are ready to be marketed in other languages such as Chinese, HopeRun provides localization service to make those products ready for the global market. Finally, with engineers experienced in a wide range of platforms such as Windows Servers, Unix, and Linux, HopeRun provides daily operation support and maintenance of customers' existing systems. Because of the Read More

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overnight freight  2005 Validate Global Trade Management and Unify Financial and Physical Supply Chains? The Pain and Gain of Global Trade The Internet has enabled a networked world creating a communication infrastructure and ensuing enterprise applications, all which have opened the door for global trade. This, in turn, demands multi-enterprise services and software to automate the transportation and Internet-based logistics management needs of a global trading network. As the global trade management (GTM) space Read More

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overnight freight  Chain Commerce Vendor Manhattan Broadens TMS Reach Atlanta, Georgia-based Manhattan Associates is a renowned provider of supply chain management (SCM) solutions with an impressive array of profitable and growth quarters (20 or so in a row). The company has deep roots in supply chain execution (SCE), and a leading position in the realm of warehouse management systems (WMS), but Manhattan has also added many new capabilities to its portfolio throughout the years, such as transportation management Read More

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