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The Growing Emphasis on End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility
January 28, 2020

End-to-end supply chain visibility is a hot topic in the business world. It makes sense why -- you simply can’t measure or improve what you can’t see.

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Logistics and Supply Chain Tech in 2020
January 21, 2020

It’s now 2020. Meaning, there’s no avoiding the fact that tech is at the forefront of any and all industries. That’s double for the logistics industry, where technology has been a driver since its inception. It’s unlikely that you’ll thrive as a supply chain or logistics manager if your finger isn’t on the pulse of what’s cutting edge.

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How Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Freight Can Benefit Your Supply Chain
January 14, 2020

Less than truck load (LTL) freight is on the rise over recent years. The ability to reduce costs, driver strain, and time to deliver are the biggest reasons why companies are favouring this method over full truck load (FTL) shipping or small parcel.

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What the Food Industry Can Learn from Pharmaceutical Distribution Chains
January 7, 2020

Pharmaceutical cold chains parallel the temperature-controlled food industry in many ways. Even though they are considered separate industries, food supply chain managers can take several cues from its pharmaceutical brethren and vice versa. Current regulations tend to confuse and blur the lines between these industries, which has resulted in complex legislation that doesn’t account for specific needs.

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Overcoming Distribution Chain Challenges with Big Data
December 17, 2019

One of the biggest buzzwords in supply chain distribution is big data. If you are like many supply chain managers or logisticians, you are likely going to invest in big data and analytics at some point, but haven’t really gotten around to it. Let’s try to demonstrate exactly why you need to fast-track this process.

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How the Industry Keeps Getting Food Safety Wrong
December 11, 2019

Even when standards are met, many international companies have a lot to improve upon when it comes to food safety. Issues exist in Europe and the United States, as well, even if most of us think these areas tend to have a high level of food security protocols in place. In this article, the Logmore team is going to review some examples of how the industry is getting food safety wrong the world over, what the most significant determining factor of success is, and why it is critical to respond sooner rather than later.

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Why Supply Chain Resilience Should Be a Priority for Your Business
December 3, 2019

As supply chains become increasingly more complicated and globalised, the scarcity of resources and rapid technology transformations affects their every point. This assertion gives rise to the need for managers and logisticians to periodically test their supply chain’s resilience. 

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The Digital Supply Chain And You
November 26, 2019

Logistics professionals are beginning to witness a massive gap between the current state of digital supply chain management and the industry’s future needs. In as little as five years, an organisation’s efficacy can not be dependent on its sole internal efforts alone. Today, the success of an organisation depends on how well industry players can develop a network of partners in the supply chain as well as make good on the service needs of individual customers.

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Logmore Grows - Grow with Us
November 19, 2019

One of the fastest-growing start-up companies in Finland, Logmore's expanding its business rapidly. For that, we need more people to join our ranks. You could be one of them. One of us, I mean.

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Why You Should Respond Now to the Future Challenges of Freight Management
November 5, 2019

Freight management is top of mind for many logistics and transportation managers. It’s for this reason that you need to understand the central issues surrounding the industry when it comes to freight management. If it seems like every aspect of the process is changing, you aren’t alone. Outdated systems, customer expectations, and strategy development are finding new ways to improve upon old systems.

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The Success of Supply Chain Management Hinges on a Practical Automation System
October 29, 2019

Supply chain management is a continually evolving business arm. Supply chain managers can longer consider supply chain automation to an optional strategy. Competition is fierce, and you can’t afford to leave things to chance. Not that you would want to ignore opportunities, but it is certainly easy to put off business activities we’ve been avoiding. We must drive the point that automation is going to elevate your business in ways that you couldn’t have previously imagined.

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A Short History of Logistics Technology
October 22, 2019

Logistics is one of those functions where, when done well is practically invisible. It’s also one of those industries without which businesses and societies couldn’t exist.

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The Final Mile: Challenge or Opportunity?
October 15, 2019

If you’ve been following our blog recently, you may have seen our two-part series on final mile logistics management. We are now concluding the series by summarising our findings as well as offering you insight as to whether or not final mile logistics is the best way to lower costs.

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7 Essential Tips for Effective Logistics Management
October 8, 2019

Now, we are going to get into the technical and managerial aspects of transport logistics. The more steps that exist within your process mean that you need to streamline it even more so. Not only does this approach meet the goals of supply chain management, but it also allows you to address problems as they arise.

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What Is Transportation and Logistics Management?
October 1, 2019

Transportation and logistics management are two closely related business units that share a common objective. The primary goal is to transport inventory throughout a company’s supply chain efficiently and effectively. While people use the terms interchangeably, transportation management is a subdivision of logistics. It’s a symbiotic relationship that requires care and attention. Actively managing supply chain offers your company tremendous cost- and time-saving advantages. In other words, you can’t afford to miss out on opportunities due to non-prioritization of this essential service function.

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Cargo Insurance: Why You Should Take It
September 24, 2019

The carrier liability doctrine legally requires transportation and logistics companies to carry a minimum amount of insurance coverage while goods are in the shipping and delivery phase. Unfortunately, carrier liability policies are often limited in scope and provisions which can be frustrating for the hopeful policyholder. These limitations reasonably cause a shipper or seller to wonder if cargo insurance is worth it in the first place, and if so, which options, limitations, and benefits are available when it comes time to file a claim. Plus, we share how data logging, circumstance monitoring, data collection and analysis can benefit your insurance policy.

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Logmore Test Flight: What Happens to a Drone During Flight
September 19, 2019

This time we're doing something completely different. The first official demo test flight of a Logmore QR tag ever took place on last weekend. A combination of business and pleasure, the flight provided us some practical data on how drones fit short-range logistics.

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White Glove and Final Mile Providers Offer a Valued Customer Experience Through Technology
September 17, 2019

White glove services as part of final mile logistics is in high-demand at the moment. As new industries enter, it is crucial for providers to address the unique technology needs in a manner that makes sense for both sides, including the customer. There are inherent challenges in offering this type of service. However, the good news is that technology can mitigate losses and maximise revenues at every point in the shipping process while providing exceptional customer service.

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Logmore Feature: September Web Update
September 12, 2019

The September 2019 update to Logmore Web is one of the biggest we've done at a single time. The multiple improvements to existing features boosts usability to levels never seen before, while the added publicity settings allow totally new approaches and use cases.

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Where The Trends Are Heading In Final Mile Delivery
September 10, 2019

With the rising popularity of same-day delivery services, final mile logistics management is blending with overall logistics management. This makes it more important than ever that retailers and suppliers can count on shippers and delivery services to provide excellent customer service. The shippers and carriers have become an intrinsic part of the team and contribute to the overall success of any online retailer.

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Last Mile Logistics and Customer Experience
September 3, 2019

So, you say data logging can be expensive and difficult. It’s also necessary if you want to protect the revenue and reputation of your food or pharmaceutical logistics company. It's especially difficult to collect data from the last mile of the supply chain. But it doesn't have to be expensive, difficult or time-consuming.Spending time and resources on efficient operations is a drain on so many aspects of your business. It makes sense to look for the most efficient ways possible to log data and perform circumstance monitoring. 

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Top Warehouse Management KPIs
August 27, 2019

Are you struggling to keep your supply chain business running efficiently? If so, you’re not the only one. Tons of supply chain leaders are trying to keep up with growing consumer demand.

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What A Strong Safety Culture Means To Your Company
August 20, 2019

In the workplace, most employees tend to be aware of safety as a general concern. They are conscious of obvious dangers and basic safety procedures, like washing hands and properly disposing of hazardous materials. However, the basics aren’t enough, especially not in as sensitive an industry as food and pharma. Employees should also be aware of and proactive about less obvious safety concerns. So how do you ensure that this is the case?

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How to Not Poison Customers: Company Food Safety
August 6, 2019

Food safety is a critical part of running a successful restaurant or food retail business. Without food safety measures in place, you’re putting your customers in harm’s way by potentially exposing them to food poisoning like salmonella, norovirus, and botulism. Not only is food poisoning unpleasant and will deter patrons from visiting your restaurant again, but it can be deadly as well. 

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Storing and Preparing Food: Top Tips for Personal Food Safety Everyone Should Know
July 30, 2019

There are a number of consequences to not following basic food safety precautions, all of which stem from food poisoning. Exposure to pathogens and microorganisms that cause disease are a major consequence of poor food safety. When bacteria or viruses are exposed to food matter, consumers can become very physically ill days later.

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