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Let's Talk Supply Chain 3 Reasons Shippers Struggle to Manage Their Allocation 1

3 Reasons Shippers Struggle to Manage Their Allocation

Many shippers have found it’s nearly impossible to track and manage their allocation efficiently today. The reason they struggle to manage their allocation is often due to inadequate workflows and booking rules, along with relying on the outdated legacy systems they use to manage it. In this article, we’ll highlight three reasons shippers struggle to …

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Why Automating The Urban Middle-Mile is Key for Fast and Predictable Deliveries

In today’s retail landscape, convenience is at the heart of consumer buying behavior. McKinsey reports that over 90 percent of US online shoppers expect free two- to three-day shipping, and a recent Shopify survey revealed that shipping cost had a significant influence on purchase decisions for nearly 75 percent of consumers. Shipping speed is critical …

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Let's Talk Supply Chain What Importers Need To Know, And Do in 2022 4

What Importers Need To Know, And Do in 2022

Price Stabilization, Legislation, And The Shift Towards ESG The disruption the global supply chain is facing today has been a long time coming, yet it seems to have caught the entire industry off guard. Despite over a decade of investment in final mile operations (the final stages of the supply chain), stagnation in innovation across …

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EP 122 – The first mile is everything

 Robert and Lee are the founders of Mercado, a platform that aims to bring together every section of the supply chain from sourcing, to legal, to sales and much more. Supply chain still needs to be properly disrupted, and Mercado believes a marketplace is the key forward. Why is supply chain not disrupted yet? …

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SEA 2, EP 58 – Shining light into the dark corners of supply chain

Welcome back Lets Talk listeners! There are a lot of new innovations and platforms to help you with various supply chain functions but where do you start and how do you find the right one for your team? Mercado Labs is shining light into the dark corners of supply chain, their platform speaks “fluent import”‘ …

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