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What is 5G And How Will It Impact Logistics

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Oct 21, 2020 8:27:26 AM

We are hearing about 5G everywhere these days. What does it mean and how will it affect our industry? 5G is the 5th generation mobile network. It is a new global wireless standard after 1G, 2G, 3G, and 4G networks. 5G enables a new kind of network that is designed to connect virtually everyone and everything together including machines, objects, and devices.

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Topics: Intermodal Freight, Logistics News

The New Normal of Retail Will be Anything But

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Oct 15, 2020 9:25:45 AM

Masks, social distancing and all the other Covid restrictions will be with us for, at least, the foreseeable future. The uptick in home delivery should remain steady since most people have grown accustomed to home delivery and now prefer it. Many retailers are in a fight for their survival. Here’s a look at what to expect.

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Topics: Third Party Logistics, Intermodal Freight, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, Logistics News

Americans Are Willing To Pay More For Goods Made In America

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Oct 7, 2020 8:34:38 AM

Donald Trump’s promise to bring back millions of manufacturing jobs was an important element in his surprising electoral victory. Trump was able to win enough blue-collar and normally Democratic voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin to cement his Electoral College majority. Bringing back manufacturing to the United States must appeal to nearly everyone. But is it possible? For the last 30 plus years China and similar labor friendly countries have welcomed international manufacturing with open arms. So much so that the dependence upon outsourced manufacturing in the U.S has become both a leverage point manufacturing negotiation as well as a potential Pandora's box of nightmarish dependency.

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Topics: Freight Bill Auditing, Intermodal Freight, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, Logistics News

The Digital Supply Chain in Full Swing

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Oct 1, 2020 9:12:37 AM

We have been writing extensively on the topic of the digital supply chain revolution in recent blog posts. Digital transformation is now the overriding priority for most manufacturers and retailers, with the adoption of digital technologies aimed at improving efficiency and effectiveness in the shorter term while providing the opportunity to grow a leaner operational protocol in the future. The focus is definitely on the efficiency of operations relating to technological applications as we enter 2020. The big question is; are you ready? If not, perhaps we can help. Here are some interesting predictions from a reputable international research firm, IDC, which highlights key areas of technological applications regarding the impending digital revolution of the international supply chain.

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Topics: Logistics News

Predictive Analytics is Critical in the Logistics and Supply Chain

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Sep 23, 2020 10:13:21 AM

In todays Logistics business time and performance are key to success. Now more than ever analytics, metrics and key performance indicators are critical components in planning and execution protocols. Today’s logistics market is more demanding than it’s ever been. Businesses across the supply chain are now expected to easily adjust to shipment patterns, predict customers’ buying behaviors, provide on-time deliveries through the most efficient routes possible, and reduce the risks of cargo inventory errors and miscalculations. Predictive analysis allows for advanced planning for future demand based upon historical data. This movement towards anticipatory logistics is already widely accepted among industry decision-makers: A study by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals revealed that 93% of shippers and 98% of third-party logistics firms feel like data-driven decision-making is crucial to supply chain activities, and 71% of them believe that big data improves quality and performance. 

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Topics: Intermodal Freight, Logistics News

Final Mile Demand Increasing During Pandemic

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Sep 17, 2020 8:10:49 AM

The eCommerce revolution has transformed the traditional supply chain. From speed of delivery, to increased consumer expectations, this transformation has mostly been driven by a more empowered consumer. However, this change doesn’t come without challenges, mostly in the final mile of delivery.

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Topics: Logistics News

A Look Ahead At The Future Of The Trucking Industry

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Sep 9, 2020 11:59:28 AM

As we slowly emerge from the Corona Virus the industry is experiencing a myriad of changes. Over the past year, the trucking industry has had to react to unprecedented changes in operational and management procedure. Remote personnel present operational challenges. Customer service and sales staff have been reduced significantly. Most everyone in any trucking or logistics company has had to adapt to the new normal. So, what is the new normal today and what can we expect in the coming months and years. There have been numerous things that have impacted the manner in which the industry has functioned and there have been numerous elements that have changed the way work is received within this industry. Let’s examine some trends and try to make some predictions for 2021.

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Topics: Intermodal Freight, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, Logistics News

The Origins Of The Labor Day Holiday

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Sep 3, 2020 5:47:52 AM

Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894.

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Topics: Freight Bill Auditing, Intermodal Freight, Logistics News

Autonomous Vehicles Set To Dominate The Road And Warehouse

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Aug 26, 2020 12:08:39 PM

It is expected the logistics industry will adopt self-driving vehicles much faster than most other industries. The primary concern for automated motorized vehicles is personnel and property damage liability. Secure areas and minimal personnel mitigate liability risks creating ideal conditions for an automated environment. Also, the grid design of a typical warehouse makes for generally simplified navigation of an automated forklift, for example. The limited and repetitive tasks required to stack and transport pallets does not require complicated programming and sophisticated hardware. With these considerations in mind, it’s possible that a warehouse may be the ideal environment for a completely automated storage and distribution facility. Most high volume warehouse facilities today have some degree of autonomous technology in use. It may require a leap of faith to go to 100% automation. 

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Topics: Intermodal Freight, Reducing Freight Rates, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, Logistics News

Supply Chain Recovery Strategies Post Corona Virus

Posted by Land Link Traffic Systems on Aug 20, 2020 9:17:07 AM

The effects of the Covid-19 virus are yet to be accurately measured in terms of human life and global economic impact.  Although the numbers continue to climb in parts of the country, it is the universal expectation that the industry and the world will slowly recover from this pandemic.  Now is the time to formulate your organizations recovery plan. 

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Topics: Third Party Logistics, Intermodal Freight, Transportation News, Reducing Freight Rates, Maximizing Routing Efficiencies, Logistics News