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Will Zone Skipping Work for You? Find Out Ways to Reduce Costs, Increase Speed

10/9/18 10:00 AM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Varsity Logistics, Shipping Software, trends, Industry News

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Logistics operators looking to reduce transportation costs and improve transit time might want to consider Zone Skipping, a logistics technique that consolidates individual packages and ships them directly to a parcel carrier’s induction hub that’s closer in proximity to the final destination points of the consolidated packages.

 

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Meet Varsity Executives at COMMON 2018 in Pittsburgh!

10/3/18 1:00 PM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Varsity Logistics, Industry News, Shipping Software, Trade Shows, events

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Varsity Logistics, the industry-leading shipping software provider will be meeting and greeting attendees at COMMON 2018, Oct. 15-17 at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center.

 

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5 Ways a TMS Will Help You Weather Market Irregularities

8/27/18 2:32 PM / by Varsity Logistics posted in TMS, 3PL, Varsity Logistics, Logistics Software

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A perfect storm of weather events, regulatory restrictions, and economic unrest can wreak havoc on the transportation market in getting goods to market.

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Everything is bigger in Texas, including the industrial real estate market for warehousing

8/6/18 11:15 AM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Warehouse Software, 3PL, Logistics Software, Varsity Logistics, Shipping Software

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The top ten markets for warehouses have been announced by commercial real estate firm JLL. Released in late June, the firm linked both industrial real estate and population growth to determine which markets are expected to boom in coming years.

 

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New report outlines how supply chain collaborations can be improved between vendors and retailers

7/27/18 11:52 AM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Varsity Logistics, Supply Chain, Shipping Software, Logistics Software, ecommerce, 3PL

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Supply Chain Digest recently published its biannual report that looks at the state of retailer-vendor supply chain relationships. The report is an attempt to get closer to how these relationships are faring in the current moment and what parties on both sides need to make them stronger and more efficient. The editors surveyed over 44 retailers and 165 consumer goods manufacturers including companies like Procter & Gamble, Target, Big Lots, Home Depot, Nike, and JC Penney.

 

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6 Ways Warehouses Can Save Money By Going Green

7/9/18 10:00 AM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Varsity Logistics, Go Green, IBM, Logistics Software, Shipping Software, Warehouse Software, 3PL

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The warehouse and logistics industries are not immune to the potential savings generated from “going green.” Eco-friendly warehousing may require upfront dollars, but some strategies, like greater recycling, are free. Besides benefiting the environment, the objective is long-term cost savings. Warehouses that embrace the following six practices will discover efficiencies in their operation that are sustainable over time.

 

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3PL Market Going Strong Due to Stronger Economy, E-Commerce, Tight Warehouse Space

6/20/18 10:28 AM / by Varsity Logistics posted in IBM, Supply Chain, Logistics Software, Varsity Logistics, 3PL, ecommerce

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The third-party logistics (3PL) market is going strong according to a June 2018 report released by Armstrong & Associates, a market research firm located in Milwaukee.

 

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Become a Varsity Expert at Our Three-Day Training Summit in June!

5/25/18 1:43 PM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Varsity Logistics, Logistics Software, Shipping Software, TMS

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Varsity Logistics is offering free technical training classes to help customers get more out of their Varsity solutions!

 

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MHI Report Shows Companies Investing In New Supply Chain Technologies

5/16/18 9:06 AM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Varsity Logistics, Supply Chain, Shipping Software, Logistics Software

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A new report by the Material Handling Institute (MHI) and Deloitte shows the new trends taking over the technology use of the supply chain, referred to as the “NextGen” model.

 

This newly released report, titled “Overcoming Barriers to NextGen Supply Chain Adoption,” the report examines the 11 emerging technologies that are expected to work together to establish a new information ecosystem that is always accessible by demand. These new trends in technology include everything from from robotics to artificial intelligence (AI) to wearable devices, which are becoming widespread in the supply chain industry, proving that this NextGen model is quickly taking over. The majority of the report’s survey respondents report that the NextGen supply chain will represent the predominant model within just 5 years.

 

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You Might want to take Notes on Amazon’s New Supply Chain Model

3/29/18 2:53 PM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Varsity Logistics, Supply Chain, Shipping Software, Trucking and Transportation, 3PL, Logistics Software

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While Amazon has been around for almost a quarter of a century, the company’s real breakthrough has come in these past few years with the way they’re challenging the logistics industry. The company is the fastest to reach $100 billion in sales revenue. Analysts say that by 2027 the company could reach yearly revenue of $1 trillion.

 

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