Robots are the stuff of science fiction and futuristic novels. From Rosie from The Jetsons to the Cybermen of Doctor Who and the human-like servants in I, Robot, we’ve long wondered about the eventual arrival of robots in daily life. But robotics has come a long way since they were first … [Read more...] about Shippers Are Using “Warehouse Robots” To Help Their Bottom Line
When most people think of cybercrime, they think of stolen personal information, and credit applications opened in someone’s name. Fraudsters who take advantage of the elderly, who may not even understand they’ve been a victim. Databases that are hacked into and customer information was stolen, … [Read more...] about Cybercrime In The 3PL Logistics Industry
It’s no secret that the 3PL industry has been growing exponentially, even in the face of a worldwide pandemic. While many areas of business have experienced a slowdown, shippers haven’t. With many companies shut down or working remotely, consumers are staying home and keeping e-commerce and … [Read more...] about Future Distribution Challenges Facing The 3PL Industry
Circle Commerce (OMS/ERP provider) will soon be a CartRover partner. Circle provides the technology for 3PL WorldWide, so for those companies on StitchLabs using a 3PL service for fulfillment – Circle and 3PL are teaming up to offer incentives to StitchLabs customers. Contact us for details. Read … [Read more...] about Stitch Labs Shutting Down After Acquisition by Square
When the effects of the Great Recession began to subside, the US economy took off at a fast clip. Companies were again spending cash and ramping up manufacturing while consumers began buying goods of all kinds again in droves. Manufacturing increased and more goods were available and needed … [Read more...] about A Booming Economy and Increased Supply Chain Demands in Connecticut
It started as a localized outbreak of a new viral disease in one part of the world. Within weeks, the virus, now known as COVID-19 or the novel coronavirus, became an international disruptor and caused shutdowns of manufacturing and other businesses worldwide to prevent the spread. Within days, … [Read more...] about Global Disease Outbreaks Affect The Logistics Industry
Logistics is a complicated industry involving a wide range of people, companies, and arrangements. To oversee these operations, several federal agencies are responsible for regulating different aspects of transportation. Your company’s success is at the mercy of governmental agencies and their … [Read more...] about Federal Regulations Affecting The Logistics Industry
A common issue in nearly any type of delivery is the unique “last mile.” Last mile delivery is typically defined as the transport of goods from a warehouse, delivery center or other hub to its final delivery destination, and into the hands of the purchaser and/or end user. Final delivery tends to … [Read more...] about What is the “Last Mile Supply Chain” in the 3PL industry?
In the retail world, customers have multiple options for buying the products they need. Well-known online retailers such as Amazon, Wayfair, eBay and others sell primarily by their websites, without physical stores. While the terms are sometimes used interchangeably, omni-channel and … [Read more...] about What Is The Difference Between Omni-Channel Vs. Multi-Channel Retailers?
Now that the holidays are over, retailers are facing the return of products bought by customers with the best intentions (or not.) Clothing, books, entertainment media, tech gifts, gourmet foods, appliances, and nearly anything else that someone thought was “the perfect gift” are always subject to … [Read more...] about How Holiday Returns Add To 3PL Profitability with Reverse Logistics