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New Whitepaper: Ways Your Cold Chain Breaks (And How to Fix It)

  • October 03, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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The amount of condition-sensitive cargo is growing due to tailored pharmaceuticals, increased demand for fresh produce and more last mile deliveries (grocery and restaurant). The logistics and packaging have improved for condition-sensitive cargo and the desire for real-time information has become a requirement for most cold chain shippers. Now, it is time to implement IoT …

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Keep Trucking With CalAmp’s Turnkey ELD Compliant Bundle

  • September 13, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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When it comes to monitoring hours of service (HOS) in the trucking industry, time not only equals safety, it equals cost savings and a way to optimize your fleet operations. Driving five-ton vehicles over many hours can be stressful and create unhealthy working conditions for commercially licensed drivers. One way to reduce the stress is …

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How Much Do You Know About Truck Drivers?

  • September 11, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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The week of September 10-16, 2017 is designated by the American Trucking Association as National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. It is a time to recognize and thank the 5.9 million commercial drivers who keep the U.S. economy humming whether they are delivering consumer goods, livestock, construction equipment, industrial supplies or other essential loads. We recognize …

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One Way To Keep Your IoT Devices Healthy

  • August 30, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Last year, a Gartner study forecast that there would be 20 billion IoT devices in use by 2020. The report noted 1.2 billion would be for industrial uses. Enterprise infrastructures will need to integrate legacy systems with the new devices and possibly expand the capacity of their networks. The merged solution will require occasional maintenance …

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One Way To Minimize Missed Delivery Penalties

  • August 02, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Companies such as retailers and automobile manufacturers have slowly been imposing stricter delivery windows. They realize that early and late arrivals affect their bottom line, customer satisfaction and increase the risk of theft. Many have fines in place for missing the target date period. For example, in July, Wal-Mart notified its suppliers of the new …

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New Routines Take Time. Why You Need to Adopt an ELD Solution Now

  • July 27, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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On December 18, 2017* the mandated Electronic Logging Device, commonly known as the ELD Mandate, goes into effect. This date is when most truck drivers must start using a digital record to comply with the Hours of Service (HOS) regulations. There has been the expected resistance to changing over from paper logs to digital ones. …

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Expand Your IT Support With CalAmp’s New Professional Services

  • July 19, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
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Your business is implementing various technologies to streamline your processes. The goal is to deliver goods and services more efficiently in order to remain competitive. However, your IT department is already stretched thin due to current projects, staff turnover or rapid company expansion. You know that upgrading or adding IoT devices will propel the business …

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Cargo Theft Is an Expensive Problem. Here’s How to Solve It.

  • July 11, 2017
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Although it doesn’t get as much attention as consumer-related crimes, cargo theft is a real concern. The opportunity is ripe for thieves. Every day, millions of dollars of commercial goods and supplies are shipped on rail cars, trucks, planes, ships, and other modes. And while supply chains have always been somewhat vulnerable, carriers now must …

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Crack That Whip: Supply Chain Visibility and the Bullwhip Effect

  • June 22, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Variations in end-customer demand are an inevitable part of doing business. With today’s appetite for nearly instant delivery, these fluctuations are felt more keenly in logistics. Instead of tracking orders weekly or monthly, you might find it necessary to monitor minute-by-minute data. The problem is that even small variations in demand can compound as you …

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Supply Chain Visibility Is Blurry: New Report

  • June 08, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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The recent GEODIS’ 2017 Supply Chain Worldwide Survey and the earlier Supply Chain Resilience Report highlight the importance of visibility in a supply chain for reducing costs, protecting revenue and satisfying the customer. In the resilience study, researchers found a 6% decrease in adequate visibility, while the GEODIS report revealed that only 6% of their …

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