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Your Cargo Is At Risk This Memorial Day Holiday: New Report

  • May 25, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Over the last five years, 126 cumulative cargo thefts were reported during the Memorial Day holiday period according to CargoNet®*. The number continues to increase year-over-year with a 36% uptick in reports from 2015 to 2016. They analyzed data from the Wednesday before to the Wednesday after the observed holiday from 2012 to 2016. Trends …

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05.09.2017-Blog-CA

Satlock, a Colombia-based logistics and supply chain information company, provides container tracking solutions to their customers. These solutions meet container security standards BASC and OEA through installation of security seals on container doors. The security seals are enabled with Satlock’s Monitoring Station cloud solution, providing efficient and accurate cargo monitoring and delivering real-time reports to …

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A New Way to Monitor Your Last Mile Deliveries

  • May 03, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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The customized delivery industry is very competitive. Society in general has been creating more and more personalized services from emails to medicine. Why not offer a service that provides tailored delivery visibility for customers who need it? At the core, each company needs to make sure the correct package is delivered to the appropriate customer …

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In-Transit Visibility Is Your Competitive Advantage

  • April 20, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Tracking shipments is an integral component of effective supply chain management and control. Increasingly sophisticated customer service needs, such as within-an-hour delivery, require solutions that will provide logistics firms with critical data and insight needed to adapt. Though visibility in supply chains is a growing requirement, implementation of sensor technology varies across the industry. As …

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On the Road Again: A Better Way to Manage Hours of Service

  • April 19, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Driving a truck can be stressful. In addition to the actual driving of the vehicle and managing the business requirements, one must also meet safety and other regulations. For example, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) rule for Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) has a looming deadline. Carriers still using paper logs must implement an …

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Cold Chains: Real-time Visibility and Cargo Integrity

  • February 14, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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In a previous post, we talked generally about supply-chain management. This time, let’s dig deeper into a specialty area of real-time monitoring and the visibility it provides for the integrity of the shipment. Cold Chain is defined by Wikipedia as “a temperature-controlled supply chain. An unbroken cold chain is an uninterrupted series of storage and …

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Supply Chain Management: Visibility is the First Step

  • January 18, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
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Tracking goods from their point of origin to their destination is something we all do more often than we realize—whether we’re picking someone up from the airport or waiting at home for an online purchase, we tend to click the “refresh” button quite a bit. But, after all, if the plane is late or the …

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Put Peace Of Mind In The Palm Of Your Buyers’ Hand

  • November 30, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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Telematics technology isn’t just about protecting the dealer’s investment anymore. With the right mobile app, vehicle location and other information is available directly to customers. For them, telematics is less about vehicle tracking and risk management, and more about staying connected and protecting loved ones. A mobile app puts vehicle location information and other safety …

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How Good Is Your Supply Chain Performance?

  • November 17, 2016
  • CalAmp
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Many retailers perhaps believe theirs is pretty good; however, it seems each year when businesses are surveyed by the numerous supply chain consulting firms and trade magazines, visibility usually ranks at the top of the list as an area for improvement. Indeed, the typical supply chain has become much more complex over the years as …

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Under The Hood Of Dreamforce Buses

  • September 27, 2016
  • Kristy Cartier
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By now, if you’re attending this year’s Dreamforce, you have may have heard about the new conference app, MapAnything DF16 Buses. It was announced on the Salesforce blog over the weekend. CalAmp is excited to be part of this real life and time demonstration because our hardware and software is “under the hood” driving this …

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