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Crack That Whip: Supply Chain Visibility and the Bullwhip Effect

  • June 22, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
06.22.2017-Blog-CA

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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Moving Season Requires Your Services To Be On Time

  • June 20, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
06.20.2017-Blog-CA

Peak moving season is upon us. It comes with the buying and selling of houses as well as renters switching units or relocating into town. This annual summertime ritual, usually because the kids are out of school, requires many home and transportation services to support it. Being late or missing an appointment can put a …

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Managing the Day-to-Day Cost of Crashes

  • June 15, 2017
  • Peter Byrne
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
06.15.2017-Blog-CA

For any given driver, a collision is a rare event. But in a large population of drivers, accidents happen every day. For insurers and large fleets, crashes are not unexpected peril, but day-to-day business costs that must be managed just like any other expenses. That’s why we are excited about the newest services of CrashBoxx™: …

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Supply Chain Visibility Is Blurry: New Report

  • June 08, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
06.08.2017-Blog-CA

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

  • May 25, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 1
05.25.2017-Blog-CA

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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The New LenderOutlook: A Better Way to Lend More, Sell More.

  • May 24, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
05.24.2017-Blog-CA

The subprime vehicle loan market is dynamic. It has to adapt to multiple changes from a flush of off-lease vehicles hitting the market to changes in how people’s credit ratings are scored to reaching out to underbanked consumers. These factors affect your risk when lending. You need reliable technology to help you manage collateral so …

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What Automatic Crash Notifications Can Do For Vehicle Finance

  • May 17, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
05.17.2017-Blog-CA

There are benefits for insurance and vehicle finance companies to be notified immediately after a collision occurs. Both have vested interest in the vehicle for claims and collateral value. There is also the desire to help the owner get back into a vehicle, especially if the vehicle is declared a total loss. It typically takes …

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CalAmp PEG and PULS Unlock Wide Range of IoT Benefits for SMBs

  • May 16, 2017
  • cbursey
  • Reading Time: 2 minutes
05.26.2017-Blog-CA

Byline: Chris Bursey, CEO of Direct Communications Solutions, a CalAmp value-added reseller Many reports indicate that small and medium sized business (SMB) owners expect their revenues to grow in 2017. It is reasonable to anticipate that those business owners would wish to take advantage of the latest technologies to advance their objectives, however it always …

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5 Ways Your Fleet Could Be Wasting Resources, And How to Fix It

  • May 11, 2017
  • Kristy Cartier
  • Reading Time: 3 minutes
05.11.2017-Blog-CA

The change of season from winter to spring brings a sense of renewal and growth as the temperature begins to climb. It also provides a chance for businesses to do some “spring cleaning” or a review of operations to find ways to streamline and improve operations. In addition to completing vehicle and equipment inspections, fleet …

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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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