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SMART WAREHOUSING ACQUIRES LOCAL COMPETITOR

Overland Park-based Smart Warehousing is expanding its footprint in the Kansas City area by buying one of its local competitors. By integrating both organizations, Smart Warehousing will expand its geographic footprint and bolster its operational efficiency.

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Retail Info SystemsHow Logistics Companies Can Keep Up With Consumer Delivery Demands

A two-week delivery window used to be the norm, while next-day delivery was a premium service. Today, if a package isn't on the customer’s doorstep within a day or two, they’ve already fired off an angry tweet. 

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In the News Food Industry Executive
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Food Industry ExecutiveThe Pros and Cons of 3PL Warehousing for Specialty Goods

Compared to standard consumer goods, specialty goods require much more attention and effort when it comes to storage and shipping. Specialty goods are items that require customized handling, and include perishable items like food and pharmaceuticals. 

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In the News Total Retail Beth Ward
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Total RetailRetail Logistics Trends: Challenges of 2023, Opportunities for 2024

2023 was a challenging year for retail logistics. The industry was still recovering from a pandemic-fueled supply chain crisis, as well as a crippling labor shortage. Technology changed, HR strategies shifted, and retail logistics providers evolved to move past the challenges of 2023 and towards the opportunities of 2024.

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In the News RT Insights Jake Self
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RT InisghtsCan Real-Time Analytics Solve the Supply Chain Crisis?

The integration of IoT devices and their real-time data into transportation services offers unprecedented visibility and control over the supply chain.

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In the News Procurement Magazine Beth Ward (1)
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Supply Chain DigitalSupply Chain 'Forever About Cost, Quality, and Service'
Beth Ward, COO of 3PL provider, Smart Warehousing, says supply chain "is always going to boil down to cost, quality and service". She adds: "You can’t get round these basics, but what you can do is be really good at them and add value for customers."
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In the News ISM Beth Ward
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Institute for Supply ManagementRetail Logistics Trends and Challenges: A Roadmap for 3PLs

The retail logistics landscape in 2023 has been a mix of hits and misses. Technology has become more accessible — or harder to ignore — while human resource strategies have undergone significant shifts, thanks to talent shortages.

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Click To BuyNavigating Black Friday Challenges

Black Friday/Cyber Monday is coming- if you want to meet your customers' expectations then you have to make sure your online store is ready!

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In the News Global Trade Mag Carl Wasinger-1
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Total RetailCyber Monday Alert: The Crucial Importance of Retail Compliance

Cyber Monday is fast approaching, and retailers are gearing up to take advantage. Last year’s Cyber Monday sales broke records, and experts predict this year will as well. The problem? Many small companies trying to place their products with large retailers are simply not prepared to cope with the Cyber Monday demand.

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In the News Global Trade Mag Carl Wasinger
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GLOBAL TRADE MAGAZINETHE 4 PILLARS OF A SUCCESSFUL 3PL PARTNERSHIP

Managing a supply chain is a full-time job. Without consistent oversight, your supply chain process could easily end up with excessive levels of inventory, delays in shipping or transportation, and all sorts of inefficiencies. In today’s convenience-obsessed economy, companies cannot afford to let supply chain issues go unnoticed or unresolved.

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In the News Supply Chain Dive Jake Self
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SUPPLY CHAIN DIVEAI OPENS NEW FRONTIER IN SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING

After three years of pandemic disruption and economic volatility, sharpening demand forecasts and inventory planning across industries seems both as imperative and challenging as it has ever been. To get better results, companies are turning to new data sets and new technological tools like artificial intelligence to analyze them.

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In the News Retail Info Systems Carl Wasinger
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RETAIL INFO SYSTEMSA BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO CREATING A SUBSCRIPTION BOX SERVICE

Most subscription box services target a very specific niche and highly focused audience. But first, it’s important to explore why subscription boxes have become such a popular business model.

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In the News Food Engineering Jake Self
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FOOD ENGINEERINGBEST PRACTICES FOR SCALING YOUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE BRAND

If you’re in the food and beverage industry, the future is looking pretty bright right about now. Sales are higher than ever before thanks to the recent rise in e-commerce, a heightened preference for convenience and rapidly advancing automation technology. 

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In the News The Current Beth Ward
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THE CURRENTTECHNOLOGY, VISIBILITY ARE KEY TO MANAGING THE COLD SUPPLY CHAIN

Smart Warehousing COO Beth Ward writes about the importance of maintaining the perfect temperature, and compliance in the cold chain.

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In the News Procurement Magazine Beth Ward
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PROCUREMENT MAGAZINEIMPROVING DISTRIBUTION STRATEGIES WITH TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY

How technology can help improve and overcome challenges in material shortages to rising customer expectations in the global supply chain.

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In the News SCMP Carl Wasinger and Beth Ward
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SOUTH CHINA MORNING POSTMAERSK'S EXIT FROM BLOCKCHAIN-BASED LOGISTICS LEAVES THE FIELD OPEN FOR CHINA

Hong Kong-based Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN) now operates the largest platform that could be described as a TradeLens alternative, and it says that a blockchain-based future is still coming, it just might take another decade.

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In the News Chain Store Age Cliff Dole
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CHAIN STORE AGEIS SHIP CONGESTION FINALLY EASING UP?

Just how bad is the shipping congestion now? And how will it affect the ongoing supply chain crisis? Let’s take a look.

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In the News Security Magazine Carl Wasinger
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SECURITY MAGAZINEWITH CARGO THEFT ON THE RISE, NEW SOLUTIONS MAY HELP SAFEGUARD GOODS

Cargo theft remains an unfortunate reality in the supply chain, as thieves use any number of methods to hijack cargo loads or deceive shippers into sending cargo to them.

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In the News The Fast Mode Tom Graham
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THE FAST MODEHOW SMART CITIES CHANGE LOGISTICS

The city as we know it is changing. Spurred by the pandemic, in which traffic was significantly reduced and outdoor spaces reclaimed, city councils are reimagining traditional urban planning concepts. Enter the smart city.

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In the News Mable Partnership
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NEWSWIREMABLE AND SMART WAREHOUSING PARTNER TO PROVIDE AN INNOVATIVE 3PL SOLUTION FOR EMERGING, BETTER-FOR-YOU CPG BRANDS

The partnership provides small, new-to-market food and beverage brands with a flexible 3PL solution.

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In the News Total Retail Tom Graham
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TOTAL RETAILWHY LACK OF INVENTORY TRANSPARENCY MAY BE HINDERING YOUR BUSINESS GROWTH

With so much emphasis on e-commerce, tracking a product all the way through its journey is essential for customer satisfaction and ensuring the profitability of your company. But most important, thorough tracking will allow you to have better control and visibility into the amount of inventory you need.

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In the News Retail Today Magazine Carl Wasinger
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RETAIL TODAYTHE STATE OF RETAIL SUPPLY CHAIN & FULFILLMENT 2023

Carl Wasinger addresses how to combat 3PL warehousing concerns in 2023.

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In the News The Logistics of Logistics Carl Wasinger (1)
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THE LOGISTICS OF LOGISTICS PODCASTTHE SMART WAREHOUSING STORY WITH CARL WASINGER

Carl Wasinger and Joe Lynch discuss the founding and spectacular growth of Smart Warehousing.

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In the News Digital Commerce 360 Beth Ward
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DIGITAL COMMERCE 360WHY THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAINS IS UNFOLDING FAST

The challenges that the supply chain experienced over the past year has forced companies to make drastic changes to keep up. Technology is improving constantly and new tools are coming on the market that can significantly help companies to overcome these challenges.

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In the News Sourcing Journal Carl Wasinger (1)
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SOURCING JOURNALCHAIN REACTION: SMART WAREHOUSING'S CARL WASINGER ON IMPROVING LOGISTICS WITH TECHNOLOGY

Carl Wasinger discusses how the company is helping brands and retailers cut down on transit times and transportation costs with modern technology.

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Retail Today Carl Wasinger
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RETAIL TODAYHOW TO COMBAT THE FIVE MOST COMMON 3PL WAREHOUSING CONCERNS

Here, we explore the top five 3PL warehousing concerns we hear and how to address each of them so you can focus your energies on growing your business.

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In the News Lemme Be Brief Carl Wasinger (1)
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LEMME BE BRIEFCARL WASINGER: FOUNDER & CEO, SMART WAREHOUSING

Provides a quick download of Smart Warehousing and Carl Wasinger's journey to where he is today.

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In the News The Fast Mode Carl Wasinger
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THE FAST MODEWHY AUTONOMOUS TRUCKING WILL SOON BECOME A REALITY

The last decade has seen a massive amount of investment in the research and development of self-driven vehicles, also called driverless or autonomous vehicles. Despite the repeated promise that the day these vehicles take over our roads is just around the corner, the goalpost seems to keep moving.

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In the News Modern Restaurant Management Carl Wasinger
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MODERN RESTAURANT MANAGEMENTDECREASING FOOD WASTE THROUGH ADVANCES IN COLD CHAIN MANAGEMENT

A close look at how better cold chain management can assist with the ambitious goal of boosting food access while decreasing waste. 

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In the News Inbound Logistics Carl Wasinger
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INBOUND LOGISTICSNO MATTER HOW YOU SLICE IT, 3PLS DELIVER

Whether shippers outsource their end-to-end supply chain by the pie, or just a portion of it by the slice, third-party logistics providers are meeting new challenges with updated and expanded menus.

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In the News Total Retail Carl Wasinger and Lori Jones
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TOTAL RETAILLOGISTICS 101: ORDER FULFILLMENT CHALLENGES AND BEST PRACTICES

E-commerce’s problem calls for a new order fulfillment model, capable of getting goods closer to the customer for quicker and more efficient delivery.

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SMART WAREHOUSING FOUNDER TAKES THE HELM AFTER RUSH DEPARTS

Founder Carl Wasinger talks about taking over the CEO role after Toby Rush left the company and how its focus on technology is a differentiator.

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SMART WAREHOUSING WANTS 'RADICAL INNOVATION' WITH NEW INNOVATION HUB

Smart Warehousing has launched an innovation hub to support the local tech and entrepreneur community and to propel the company even further. CTO Learie Hercules shares the details.

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