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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 Outdated systems, customer expectations, and strategy development are finding new ways to improve upon old systems.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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From B2B to B2B2C Logistics
July 23, 2019

Thanks to the growing popularity of e-commerce as well as a flood of young talent into the business world, B2B and B2C companies are experimenting with a trendy new business model. The previously distinct domains of B2C (business-to-consumer) and B2B (business-to-business) are being integrated and remodelling themselves as B2B2C (business-to-business-to-consumer) companies. While this development has worked well for several companies, it creates an increased need for monitoring during the supply chain from the producer to the end-customer.

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The Importance of Cold Chain Logistics for the Healthcare Industry
July 18, 2019

Biologics, samples from clinical trials and many classes of medications and medical products are extremely sensitive to heat, humidity and other circumstances. Annual losses due to mishandling are over $35 Billion - what can we do to stop it?

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Temperature Variance in Your Fridge
July 16, 2019

A nice, hot summer day is welcomed by most of us, right? On the other hand, some grumble about the weather being "too damn hot". One of them is your fridge, or would be if it could talk. Summer is the time of food safety hazards, but those can be averted actually rather effortlessly.

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The Importance of Data Logging for Online Pharmacy Processes
July 9, 2019

Damaged freight is an absolute nightmare in the online pharmacy industry. Running an online pharmacy requires the careful transportation of goods that can be sensitive to temperature, light, and humidity levels. And thus, ensuring that items arrive at their destination in useable order requires that the right processes are in place. After all, the end customers depend on these items for their health and wellbeing.

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Logmore Sum-Up of the Super Month June 2019
July 4, 2019

June was a super exciting month for Logmore both as a company and as people. R&D boomed, trade fair attendances woke attention, and plenty of new relationships were born. Let's go over the month with Niko and Jarmo.

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Handle With Care: The Ultimate Guide to Shipping Fragile Items
July 2, 2019

Shipping goods is usually the most tedious part of the buying and selling process. Whether you’re running an e-commerce business, or you’re interested in shipping a fragile one-off item, it’s important to know the best way to ship fragile items. After all, the last thing that you want to do is to risk something being broken on the way from A to B. The best way to minimise the risk of this is to make sure that your items are properly wrapped and marked. Which is what we’ve got for you here - the ultimate guide to shipping fragile items, and we’ll talk you through what is considered fragile, the materials that you need, and some of the best tips and tricks to making sure your parcel arrives safely.‍

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Logmore Feature: Report Exports
June 27, 2019

An often overlooked feature, accessible reports are vital for many use cases. Whether you need to be able to present the data to superiors or public authorities, having to look for the needed excel sheets is bothersome. Fortunately modern technology allows us to provide all the data in both downloadable and 100% online formats.

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The Re-Emergence of QR Codes in Europe
June 25, 2019

Continuing the theme of QR code comeback in the world, this post discusses the recent rise in their use in Europe. While QR codes are extremely commonplace in Asia already, the western hemisphere is only catching up now.

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