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Knowledge Center Blog Software Drives Automated Packaging Efficiencies. FedEx to Hike Tariff Rates, Surcharges.

Software Drives Automated Packaging Efficiencies

As eComm growth reaches new heights, it looks like many fulfillment operations are looking at new options for the final step in the shipping process. Source: Modern Materials Handling

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Warehouse Employment is at an All-Time High

While the weekly unemployment data has improved since Q2, operations professionals are concerned by how challenging it is to find people to work in distribution centers today ... and it has nothing to do with Covid-19 (surprisingly). Nevertheless, the distribution industry is hiring and will hire even more as we get deeper into Q4 '20. Source: Supply Chain Dive

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The Great Pandemic Paradigm Shift

Distribution experts seem to have mixed opinions as to what's in store for the fall of 2020. Operations leaders we are speaking with continue to limit access to distribution centers, and keeping associates safe has taken on a heightened priority. These tips could be helpful. Source: Modern Distribution Management

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Struggling to Find Workers for Your Warehouse or DC?

The most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that unemployment continues to drop. But sometimes data can be misleading. Source: Mountain Leverage YouTube

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Target's Unified Inventory Across Channel Key to Its Evolution

Target stores often have more eCommerce order pickers than customers - especially during the height of Covid-19 this past spring. Arthur Valdez Jr. (Target's Chief Supply Chain and Logistics Officer) provided insight at a CSCMP event in September. The insights were fascinating. Source: Supply Chain Dive

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Half of Holiday Shoppers Plan to Use Curbside or Contactless Pickup

If your business sells directly to consumers and you have a plan for the holidays, you may want to see how that plan aligns with these insights. Source: Retail Dive

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FedEx to Hike Tariff Rates, Surcharges in January

FedEx is raising rates again. This time it's a Q1 ('21) start date. If you rely on FedEx, be prepared to see your shipping costs escalate in the new year. Source: Freight Waves

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