Latest News and Updates from Varsity Logistics

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

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

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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 Logistics Software, 3PL, Varsity Logistics, Shipping Software, Warehouse Software, IBM, Go Green

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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 Logistics Software, 3PL, Varsity Logistics, Supply Chain, IBM, 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 Logistics Software, Varsity Logistics, 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 Logistics Software, Varsity Logistics, Shipping Software, Supply Chain

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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 Logistics Software, Trucking and Transportation, 3PL, Varsity Logistics, Shipping Software, Supply Chain

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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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Analysis shows shippers like TMS for ecommerce, ROI, and speed

2/22/18 12:29 PM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Logistics Software, Trucking and Transportation, Varsity Logistics, Shipping Software, TMS

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For companies routing multi-stop full trailer shipments, a transportation management system (TMS) is necessary to optimize the FTL and LTL components of the supply chain. TMS gives operators the ability to map out route planning, handle freight audit, track payments and orders, and manage carrier and route selection in ways that generate efficiencies that result in lowered costs and increased customer satisfaction.

 

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Varsity Logistics Thanks You for Helping Us Help Others!

12/21/17 9:00 AM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Varsity Logistics, Charity, Give Back

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Earlier this year, we sent an email to our customers asking them for feedback on all aspects of our products and the service we provide. Respondents were told that for every completed survey, we would make a donation to a worthy organization of their choice. Once the survey was completed, they were asked to pick one of several charities listed.

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5 Problems Frequent Shippers Face and How to Prevent Them

10/25/17 10:15 AM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Varsity Logistics, Shipping Software

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