As we all work together to put the brakes on the spread of the novel coronavirus, it’s more critical than ever to enforce physical distancing. While warehouse and transportation workers are essential to the economy, too much activity at the loading dock at once puts everyone at risk.
The International Warehouse Logistics Association, IWLA, has been working with the Department of Homeland Security, FDA, state officials and many cities to achieve “essential” designation for warehousing and transportation work at national and local levels. Supply chain activities are vital to ensure that essential goods flow in times of national emergency.
Amazon.com Prime Now and Amazon Fresh are under strain of new demand for delivery services due to consumer concerns of going to brick and mortar stores during the health crisis. Last week the company warned customers that both services have been overwhelmed and that limited availability would result in longer than usual deliveries. The number of people and trucks assigned to the services has not been reduced. The large surge in demand is responsible for affecting delivery capacity. Virus-spooked consumers are turning to the online retailer rather than visiting brick and mortar stores.
Benjamin Franklin’s sage advice from long ago is also true with modern day logistics. It is specifically applicable to shippers who are deciding whether to outsource warehousing operations or take them on in-house to maintain control.
Multiple, Dynamic Supply Chains Require Responsiveness and Technical Flexibility
RF and RFID are frequently confused. That’s understandable because the letters RF stands for radio frequency in both cases. And RF scanning is an Auto-ID (automatic identification) technology. So why isn’t that also RFID?
The logistics industry is continually evolving to keep up with the latest technology and trends. This infographic will highlight a few of the trends that we are seeing.
Taking a look back...Cadre offers a comprehensive review of how the holidays affect 3PL logistics, warehouses and supply chain solutions. Check out some of our past holiday content below. From prepping for the rush, to tips and easy ways you can succeed (and increase your bottom line!), Cadre’s got you covered.
While still a minority, the number of female professional truck drivers is rising rapidly.
On April 10th, Fog Software Group, parent company of Cadre Technologies, wrapped up its biennial User Group for customers and partners, which was hosted just outside of the city of Chicago in Schaumburg, IL. The event brought together several software companies and their customers, providing training sessions and partner opportunities, and providing fun networking opportunities fueled by beverages, delicious food options, and most importantly, all the activities at Punchbowl Social, including bowling, games, and karaoke!