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Why Quality Assurance is Vital in the Logistics Sector
March 19, 2020

Quality assurance is a valuable aspect of just about any business out there. However, for logistics companies, quality assurance is much more than valuable-- it’s indispensable.

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COVID-19: How Logistics Companies Can Manage Supply Chains During Epidemics
March 6, 2020

Coronavirus is on the rise, and many business owners around the world are concerned about how the epidemic could affect their livelihood and health. Multiple countries have reported cases of coronavirus, as well as a slowly growing death toll. 

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How to Improve Customer Experience in Logistics Businesses
March 3, 2020

Customer experience matters. And logistics companies are beginning to pick up on just how much it matters. In this guide, we’ll be looking at a handful of things a logistics business can do to achieve success in customer experience.

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How Large is the Carbon Footprint of Wasted Goods in the Food Industry?
February 25, 2020

Producing food for the world's rapidly growing population is incredibly taxing on many natural resources. Irrigation and fertilization are imperative to raise crops. To rear cattle, you need access to water, land for grazing and grains for finishing. Processed foods consume electricity during the manufacturing process, and each item not grown locally must be shipped.

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How Big of a Carbon Emissions Culprit is Waste in The Pharmaceutical Industry?
February 18, 2020

Big pharma is no stranger to controversy. Realistically, when you’re quantifying and monetizing such a sensitive product, there’s no avoiding public scrutiny. However, the usual hot-button topics aren’t what we’re discussing. Instead, we’re here to put big pharma under a microscope for an entirely different reason—assessing its carbon footprint. Unfortunately, the verdict is – overall – quite ghastly.

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How to Write a Supply Chain Management Plan
February 11, 2020

Whether you’re a business that sells things online, has a brick-and-mortar store, or engages with international companies quite frequently for collaborations, I’ve always believed that proper supply chain management is something that’s crucial, regardless of the medium of selling we indulge in.

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7 Tips to Improve Warehouse Efficiency
February 4, 2020

Wasting time and resources is to efficiency as water is to a witch. When burdened by too much waste, efficiency melts away, and suddenly a warehouse finds itself in utter disarray. It should come as no surprise that organizations far and wide have been seeking out ways to improve warehouse efficiency.

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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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