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American Journal of Transportation covers Bahr Transportation’s use of Descartes Aljex combined with Descartes MacroPoint to streamline transportation workflows, cover more loads of temperature-sensitive, perishable goods for customers and reduce the time spent manually tracking loads by 30+%.
Retail Wit features how Wren Kitchens is using Descartes’ dynamic appointment scheduling, route planning and optimization solution to improve surveyor productivity, completing 56% more customer appointments and reducing its overall ‘cost per appointment’, saving the kitchen retailer £2 million annually.
Inside Shipping examines the impact of the Red Sea crisis on U.S. container imports, sharing findings from Descartes’ February global shipping report that shows, while there have been port transit time delays, containerized U.S. imports rose 7.9% in January versus December.
With 76% of supply chain and logistics operations experiencing notable workforce shortages according to Descartes’ recent study, especially in transportation, Commercial Carrier Journal highlights the importance of retaining existing drivers and outlines why a driver advisory board is an effective way to gain valuable insight into the workforce to improve driver retention.
Industry analyst and Talking Logistics host Adrian Gonzalez speaks to Descartes’ Chris Jones on the state of workforce shortages in supply chain and logistics today and how the issue is affected by factors such as a company’s financial performance, growth, employee turnover and view of the importance of supply chain operations to the business.