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    What’s the Problem With a Little Extra Weight?

    In the United States last year, there were more than 800,000 overweight violations on highways and at weigh stations. When a commercial driver’s license (CDL) is obtained, drivers are expected to keep track of all of the information about their truck. One of the most important pieces of information that they need to keep track […]

  • Top 5 Clear Spider Blog Posts of 2018

    Over the past year, we have covered a wide range of topics related to Inventory Management. Here are the top 5 Clear Spider blog posts of 2018: What is Lean Inventory Management? Cycle Count Best Practices: The Top 5 Things You Should Be Doing 3 Ways IKEA Aces Inventory Management (And You Can Too) The […]

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    The Future of Warehouse Technology: Robotics

    In this 4-part blog series, we will look at the ways warehouse technology has transformed the supply chain. Topics we will cover include robotics, drones, image recognition technology, and the Internet of Things. Remember when warehousing was a labor intensive trade that required numerous workers and line managers? Now, humans and machines work together in […]

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    Single-Use Plastics: Transitioning the Supply Chain

    What are Single-Use Plastics? Single-use plastics are used only once before they are thrown out or recycled. In recent years, cities from all over the world have began imposing restrictions on them. It started out with plastic grocery bags. And now, the campaign for reducing plastic waste has led to the ban of other single-use […]

  • How Meal Kit Delivery Services Manage Their Supply Chains

    Having fresh, ready-to-cook meals delivered to your door may seem like a simple way to get food on the table. However, the supply chain behind every meal kit delivery business is both complex and time-pressured. These companies must invest more effort into ensuring seamless logistics – from sourcing the ingredients, portioning and packaging the meals, […]

  • The Current State of Reshoring

    Reshoring has marked its significance in the manufacturing industry. For the past couple of decades, manufacturers have outsourced labor costs overseas. Being that it’s faster and cheaper, offshoring became popular and still is today. Unfortunately, the downside of this was local job loss. Since 1979, over three million manufacturing jobs were lost due to offshoring […]

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    Logistics of Disaster Management in Supply Chain

    When natural disasters strike, there is no time to waste. No matter the type, the help involved must be ready for everything. It is crucial for the people that it involves to be hyper aware of their surroundings and be quick on their feet. Through all the chaos, good logistics can save the lives of […]

  • why packaging is important in supply chain management 3d colorful boxes

    Why Packaging is Important in Supply Chain Management

    Packaging is important to any business with inventory. In both B2B and B2C, many will agree that it plays a big role in the supply chain. In this blog post, we will discuss how packaging can optimize your supply chain in areas such as logistics, warehousing and more. Design  Functionality coincides with good design. Two relevant […]

  • Logistics: The Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup

    If you’re like most of the world right now, you’re probably watching the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It is unarguably one of the most anticipated sporting events in the world. Only a once-in-every-four-year occurrence, the hype surrounding keeps growing. But how do host countries handle it all? More specifically, how is Russia, this year’s host, […]

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    Can Your Supply Chain Benefit from Lean Thinking?

    Many principles and approaches to manufacturing have formed throughout the years and are still used today. There are many ways to go about the manufacturing process, but for this blog post, we will be focusing on lean thinking and how it may benefit your business. What is lean thinking? For starters, lets talk about what lean […]

  • The Logistics of NAFTA: What Does it Mean for Supply Chain?

    What is NAFTA? Established in 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement aims to make it easier for the US, Canada, and Mexico to do business with each other. Over the last 24 years, the trade bloc has eliminated tariffs and reduced other barriers to trade. However, not everybody believes that NAFTA’s benefits outweigh the costs. […]

  • Logistics: The Real Cupid Behind Valentine’s Day

    Unsurprisingly, Valentine’s Day is the number one holiday for florists. For this special day, consumers spend around $2 billion on flowers. As a consumer, flower shopping for your loved ones is made easy. These days, you can even place an online order. For suppliers and florists, it’s not so simple. With almost 257 million roses grown for the holiday and many last-minute orders, […]