Forbes’ Steve Banker takes a closer look at new “content as a service” offerings, like Descartes Datamyne™, that provide companies with a truly end-to-end view of their supply chain by commercializing content external to the enterprise. This may include, Banker explains, the way products are classified and which companies are on denied party lists.
Glenn Palanacki's article, published earlier this month in Parcel Magazine, discusses the mandatory requirements of eManifest for freight forwarders, including key dates regarding penalties for non-compliance.
This article on foodlogistics.com examines the partnership between Descartes and MyWebGrocer which resulted in an e-commerce solution for grocery retailers that supports the customer e-commerce experience from online purchase through home delivery.
Effective logistics management is the key to providing best-in-class customer service for the construction industry. Many retailers are using technology to provide real-time, paperless home and jobsite delivery services. BC Sands is one such retailer who is using Descartes to help manage all of the complexities of delivering materials and equipment to a jobsite, while also handling dispatching and scheduling, route planning, and other custom requirements.
This guest post by Descartes' Cindy Yamamoto focuses on Canada's eManifest for freight forwarders, which went into effect January 11 and requires forwarders to electronically submit the who, what, when and where of a shipment to the Canada Border Security Agency (CBSA) for validation within a specific pre-arrival time frame.
Descartes CEO Ed Ryan, in an interview by American Shipper's Eric Johnson as part of the Adam Smith Project, discusses the inevitable impact of many of the world's governments protectionist views on free trade agreements, tariffs, quotas, and possibly more specific regulatory areas like rules of origin. All of this will put an increased emphasis on two areas: shippers’ reliance on logistics service providers and customs brokers, and those LSPs’ reliance on technology.
Earlier this month, the World Customs Organization (WCO) enacted its Harmonized System (HS) 2017 reform, with global environmental and social issues as the major drivers of the 233 amendments impacting trade for more than 200 countries and territories.
New eManifest rules went into effect November 7th for freight forwarders shipping into Canada. Freight forwarders managing inbound shipments must now submit electronic house bills of lading prior to arrival so the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) can analyze the data and assess whether the shipment poses a risk from a security, safety, health, or economic standpoint.
Jeffrey Berichon, Senior Vice President of product management at Descartes, describes how, for retailers, the benefits of modern pool distribution extend beyond faster and lower-cost store replenishment in this guest post for Supply & Demand Chain Executive.
Pool’s benefits extend beyond faster and lower-cost store replenishment; it’s now a unique model where retailers share a common distribution network of logistics services providers that use common technology to manage the flow of goods from DCs or suppliers to a store’s back room. With decreasing margins and the need to move goods quickly, pool delivers the higher speed of parcel at the lower cost of LTL.
Caleres Inc., the global footwear company whose brands include such major names as Famous Footwear, Naturalizer, Dr. Scholl’s and Sam Edelman, has replaced their private fleet with pool distribution for store fulfillment, using Descartes’ BearWare solution.
“Descartes Perform for Food has enabled us to better manage our resources and, most importantly, our people’s time,” said Federico Masias, director of supply chain systems at US Foods. “Efficiency and accuracy are two of the qualities our customers expect from US Foods, every delivery, every day. This technology has enabled us to uphold these qualities more strongly than ever before.”
For specialty retailers like Famous Footwear, pool distribution enables more parcel-like control of freight shipped in LTL volumes where individual cartons go from the truck directly onto the sales floor rather than a storage area, allowing for very rapid replenishment.
Descartes' Ken Wood: Effective logistics management is crucial to coordinate the complex process that is a construction project. In response to rapidly evolving logistics demands, contractors and suppliers are turning to mobile technology to increase operational efficiencies while better serving their customers. Read more to see how they are achieving success through efficient construction logistics management.
Descartes' Jeffrey Berichon describes pool distribution as specialty retail's "secret weapon" leveraging numerous retailers and pool operators to substantially lower distribution costs and increase delivery frequency.
Opportunities for small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) in the retail industry are skyrocketing and with automated, integrated order fulfillment technologies leveling the playing field, retailers of all sizes can not only get in the omnichannel game, but hit it out of the park.
To stay relevant and ensure last mile profitability, retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers alike must adopt an omnichannel strategy that delivers a consistent customer experience across all devices and touchpoints. As online shopping continues to accelerate, omnichannel strategies that prioritize agility, responsiveness and cross-channel visibility will be paramount for growth and technology can help ensure a seamless customer experience — from shopping to delivery to returns — regardless of channel.