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New GS1 US Implementation Guideline to Help Pharmaceutical Industry Prepare for Upcoming DSCSA Verified Returns Deadline

GS1 US® has published a new Implementation Guideline titled Applying the GS1 Lightweight Messaging Standard for DSCSA Verification of Returned Product Identifiers to help the pharmaceutical industry address impending requirements of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) for verification of saleable returns.


Robots on Demand

Companies eager to have robot warehouse workers, but unable to afford the cost may now get their robots as a service, reports Supply Chain Dive. 

While warehouse managers and supply chain leaders may be eager to acquire robots and automated technologies, the large capital investments and expertise required can often be a barrier to adoption.


Cotton Looks to RFID

Agriculture tech firm EWR is working with John Deere to find additional applications for the information it collects from its RFID equipped machinery, reports Cotton Grower.

RFID technology is making a huge impact on the cotton supply chain, and gins and growers have been seeking a way to use the information embedded in the tags of round modules (rounds). 


Supply Chain Facing New Challenges

According to Logistics Management, the new electronic logging device mandate that will go into effect soon could have an impact on supply chains. 

The final electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is looming. E-commerce sales are on a tear. The truck driver shortage persists. 


AI Can Help Supply Chain

Supply chain executives believe that AI can help with their end to end visibility, reports Digital Supply Chain 

C-suite executives across every industry have realised AI’s value and are exploring how to incorporate it into their operations – and supply chains often top their agendas


Velantro Helps Trucking Companies and Dispatchers Book More Loads

The trucking and transportation sectors are highly competitive, and businesses of all sizes need to capitalize on technology and telecommunications to thrive. One of the most sensitive areas is that of speed dialing when using load boards and fast calling networks: once a load posted on load boards, trucking companies and dispatchers have literally seconds to respond and the fastest usually gets the job. Therefore, it is crucial to have the right telecommunications partner that will help owners and dispatch take their business to the next level.


Automation in Supply Chain Saves Money

Businesses of all sizes can see cost savings by using automated technology in their supply chain, reports Supply Chain Dive.

Procurement offices that start using smart automation technology can see cost reductions of up to 17%, but when organizations undergo more complete digital transformations savings can reach 45% or higher, according to a new report from The Hackett Group.


Switzerland Invests in Blockchain

According to Forbes, Switzerland’s largest grocery chain is working with TE-foods to bring a new farm to table supply chain blockchain solution to stores.

Having already seen much success in food traceability with IBM's Food Trust, blockchain-based supply chains in the food and produce sector is increasing in adoption rapidly. 


Agility Goes Green

Agility is going green, reports AJOT. The logistics provider is investing heavily in adding green tech to its supply chain. 

Agility, a leading global logistics provider, announced that it has invested $18 million in green supply chain technologies so far through its corporate venture arm Agility Ventures


Predictive Analysis in the Warehouse

According to Supply Chain Dive, predictive analytics aren’t yet ready to be deployed in the warehouse setting. 

Hang out on any trade show floor these days and there’s one topic that seems to dominate conversations: predictive analytics. 


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