Visibility is critical at the border, and being proactive rather than reactive can keep products moving. Penske has added a border workflow technology tool as part of its ClearChain® technology suite that facilitates collaboration between the many stakeholders involved in a border crossing to mitigate the risk of a delay.

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The fifth generation of mobile phone networks, commonly known as 5G, has arrived, and the list of cities with 5G access continues to grow. According to the 2022 Annual Third-Party Logistics Study, 5G is designed to provide comprehensive connectivity among virtually everyone and everything, including machines, objects and devices, enabling users to move more significant amounts of data more quickly. As a result, it should enhance supply chain operations, performance and real-time communications, ultimately driving the digital supply chain.

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For this global industrial manufacturer of vehicles and engines, production depends on exceptional and reliable service throughout the supply chain. When the manufacturer was looking for a partner to manage its distribution centers, it sought a company familiar with the challenges of automobile supply chain management and decided on Penske Logistics. Penske has managed inventory in two of the manufacturer's facilities in Mexico since 2002.

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The supply chain can make or break a retail business. Empty shelves and out-of-stocks result in lost sales, frustrated customers and decreased loyalty. Technology and visibility tools are helping to bring all the functions in the supply chain together with a common, shared view of what is happening to keep the supply chain running smoothly.

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Supply chains are complex, connecting people, processes and information from multiple players, and data and digitization are enabling all links in the chain to connect even faster. Digitization is also driving artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) that will increase automation and efficiency while cutting costs.

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By evaluating carefully crafted "what-if" scenarios, decision-makers can test-drive potential solutions to various supply chain challenges and choose the ones most likely to yield the best outcomes.

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An estimated 70% of all freight moved in the U.S. annually is delivered by truck, but completing these deliveries on time is not getting any easier. Increasing road congestion is one of the speed bumps that are disrupting delivery services across the nation.

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Merely having access to supply chain data is table stakes. To provide maximum value, companies need visibility. It's the key ingredient that allows everyone in the supply chain to access information fast and use it to improve service and results.

This new e-book from the experts at Penske Logistics explores four ways visibility drives results. You'll learn how visibility strengthens customer relationships, enhances warehouse operations, mitigates disruptions and drives down a company's total transportation spend. You'll also discover how the ClearChain® technology suite provides companies with the real-time supply chain visibility they need.

Download and read the entire e-book to understand why visibility is a true differentiator in today's business world.

In the supply chain industry, every minute counts, and having a comprehensive real-time view of the network gives shippers and their transportation partners a strategic advantage. Visibility drives customer service as well as the ability to make tactical decisions, which is why Penske created the ClearChain® mobile app. The app provides customers with complete visibility and transparency, so they can see precisely where their loads are, create watch lists and view schedules.

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A strong supply chain is central to effective operations, but anything from rapid growth to external forces can disrupt operations. When a supply chain is out of control, the right people, processes and technology can bring it back in line to improve service, optimize routes and reduce costs.

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Safety and quality are critical within the cold chain, and Penske Logistics relies on data, technology and rigorous processes to maintain the integrity of every shipment.

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Quality, on-time metrics, and cost are all critical components within the warehouse, and advanced technology is making the movement and storage of goods more efficient.

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The world of the food warehouse is exploding with new technological advancements to ensure product safety and reliability, while reducing spoilage and improving accuracy.

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A leading building products manufacturer sought to improve and streamline its supply chain operations. With over 3,000 employees and more than two dozen manufacturing facilities from coast to coast, the manufacturer wanted to expand its trucking fleet while also improving overall visibility through the implementation of fleet management technology.

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This U.S.-based worldwide Tier 1 supplier of major automotive components was looking to minimize supply chain disruptions, increase visibility and improve cross-border operations. With 52 plants and 3,000 suppliers, the Tier 1 supplier needed a lead logistics provider that could manage inbound freight and support production.

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A national wholesale distributor of heating and air conditioning supplies was struggling to manage its complex supply chain and maintain high levels of customer service, which is a top priority. With over 20 decentralized sites spread across five states, communicating delivery needs between sales staff, professional drivers and each distribution center was creating challenges.
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Transportation management systems (TMS) have developed into extremely powerful supply chain optimization engines. However, having acquired an advanced TMS, companies need specialist skills as well as in-depth domain knowledge to get the most out of such an investment.

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Ports are a key link in the supply chain, and the seamless movement of freight often depends on goods flowing through a port without any disruptions. Freight volumes, weather and even traffic near a port can lead to interruptions, which makes visibility and real-time communication an important element of freight movement.

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