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The Impact of Innovative Supply Chain Management Tools on Working Capital »



PwC, in its 2018/2019 report titled “Navigating Uncertainty: PwC’s annual global Working Capital Study”, provides a comprehensive overview of global trends in working capital management by region and by sector. The insights and conclusions speak to the impact of using traditional tools to manage working capital. However, the report stops short of addressing the impact […]

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How the Internet of Things Enables Agile Supply Chains »



This year, Internet of Things (IoT) devices and services are expected to reach an adoption rate of 18 to 20%, and this number is predicted to reach nearly 100% by 2030. Regardless of this growing adoption, some organizations are on the fence about implementing IoT technologies due to uncertainties around whether they are equipped to […]

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Gartner 2019 Supply Chain Executive Conference Recap: An Era of Digital & Physical Convergence »



Savi attended the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference again this year in Phoenix. It was exciting to be at the intersection of smart people in the industry, clients that inspire, and technology innovation. One thing I’ve noticed at supply chain conferences over the last 10 years is that “digitization” has been like the weather —everybody […]

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TPM 2019 Recap–Embracing Technology to Address Capacity, Transparency and Risk in Ocean Shipping »



Last week, the Savi Team once again attended the 2019 Trans-Pacific Maritime (TPM) conference in Long Beach, California. This year, the team detected a noticeable shift in the conversation. TPM 2018 sessions discussed similar topics regarding ocean shipments, but now, there was an overarching, persistent dialogue about the influence of technology in global transportation. Supply […]

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How Is Your Company Hedging the Increased Risk Tariffs Bring to Your Supply Chain? »



In September, the U.S. placed $200 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports–on top of the $50 billion worth already taxed earlier this year. As a result, nearly half of Chinese imports into the U.S. face levies. With the new tariffs the U.S. has added to international trade deals, having an agile and flexible supply […]

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For CFOs’ Eyes Only: Unlock More Cash from Supply Chain Working Capital »



Companies have long struggled with the challenge of unlocking cash from working capital. Historically, cash flow has improved by shortening collections and extending payments, but this is not done without risk. Namely, the relationships with key customers and strategic vendors may be strained in the process. On top of this potential pressure, these two levers […]

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Combat Rising Transportation Costs and Driver Shortage With Supply Chain Analytics »



  Supply Chain Challenges: Freight Volume Rising, Driver Shortage Growing The shipping industry plays a critical role in world economics. Its immense power stems from its ubiquity–in every sector, you will find shipping and a supply chain. An essential component of the shipping industry is trucking, which many companies and industries prefer because of its low cost, […]

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How Analytics Can Help Shippers Combat Rising Intermodal Transportation Costs »



Intermodal Transportation Landscape In a 2017 American Shipper Report on global sourcing, 58% of shippers indicated that their biggest concern today is rising intermodal transportation costs. In the last few months, shipment volumes and expenditures have increased significantly year over year—an 11.9 percent increase in volume and a 17.3 percent increase in spending—according to another American […]

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Pharmaceutical Supply Chains Need Supply Chain Visibility Tools »



The pharmaceutical industry is a huge global business with an intricate supply chain that demands visibility and transparency. The top drug-makers are conglomerates, with divisions and research arms located across multiple geographic regions operating across complex partner ecosystems. Adding to the complexity, partners may own entire segments of the value chain, making effective supply chain […]

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New Savi IoT Sensors Reduce Theft and Diversion of Sensitive Cargo While Supplying and Protecting Troops »



The DoD runs the largest active Radio Frequency Identification (aRFID) enabled in-transit visibility tracking system in the world. The Radio Frequency In-Transit Visibility (ITV) network has points of presence in 2,000 locations in over 50 countries and tracks and over 57,000 shipments of mission-critical supplies and sensitive equipment weekly destined for warfighters across the globe. The need […]

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The Best Way to Disrupt Your Supply Chain Management? 100% Supply Chain Visibility and Accurate ETAs. »



As businesses become more customer-focused, there is even more pressure to solve for supply chain challenges and reach 100% supply chain visibility. “You are only as strong as your weakest link.” Therefore, it’s necessary to look at every section of the journey – not just at internal systems but also to collaborate with carriers and […]