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The Power of Machine Learning and AI for Carriers

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Mastering AV Sales Strategies: A Diverse Market Requires Understanding Individual Needs
December 8, 2023

Mastering AV sales strategies in a global professional audio-visual (Pro AV) market, poised to reach $79.2 billion by 2028, requires much attention to detail. The surge in demand from corporate, government, and institutional sectors, driven by the need for enhanced productivity and efficient working environments, gives AV sales pros a lot of opportunity. In […]

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Cybersecurity in Healthcare: Addressing the Growing Threat
December 8, 2023

To keep up with the growing threats, cybersecurity in healthcare is a high-level priority. The recent ransomware attack on Ardent Health underscores a stark reality for the healthcare industry: cyber threats are a significant and ongoing challenge. Mike Saylor, the CEO of Blackswan Cybersecurity, LLC, sheds light on the complexities of cybersecurity in healthcare. […]

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Effective Debt Management Holds the Keys to Small Business Cash Flow and Growth
December 8, 2023

Effective debt management through a robust accounts receivable system is essential for small business cash flow and growth, necessitating automated payment schedules and strategic policy adjustments. Collaborating with a collection agency as a strategic partner can enhance revenue recovery while preserving positive customer relationships. How critical is effective debt management for the financial health […]

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The Power of Machine Learning and AI for Carriers
October 26, 2023

With powerful tools like machine learning and AI, could retail logistics headaches be a thing of the past? With the rise of e-commerce, especially during the pandemic, the logistics and delivery sector has seen a significant uptick in activity. As consumers increasingly rely on online shopping, the need for efficient and sustainable delivery solutions […]

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The Seasonality of Trucking and Its Effects on Truckers
October 11, 2023

Semi-Related, an Optym Podcast hosted by Jacob Eischen, welcomes guest Dean Croke, Principal Analyst at DAT Freight and Analytics. Croke sheds light on the seasonality of trucking and its impact on truckers. Croke emphasizes the existence of distinct trucking seasons, such as the peak shipping and retail shopping seasons towards the year-end, followed by […]

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Bart De Muynck on Navigating the Supply Chain
October 4, 2023

How is AI transforming the logistics industry, and what are the key trends shaping its future? Join Chris Torrence, Chief Strategy Officer at Optym, as he welcomes Bart De Muynck, a strategic advisor in logistics and technology. The dynamic conversation between the two industry veterans touches on various macro-level trends in the supply chain, […]

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From Potential Strikes to Bankruptcies, the Supply Chain Took a Few Punches This Summer. What’s the Outlook for the Rest of 2023?
August 15, 2023

In the past few weeks, the logistics industry has faced unparalleled challenges. From narrowly avoiding the costliest strike in US history, to major players like Yellow Corporation declaring bankruptcy, it’s evident that the supply chain is experiencing significant turbulence. Amidst this, industry reports indicate a “market cycle slump,” even as the growth of e-commerce […]

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Retail Roundtable: How Serious is the Retail Shrink Crisis?
August 7, 2023

In recent years, the narrative surrounding retail shrink—a significant issue for brick-and-mortar stores—has taken a dramatic turn. Fueling headlines are reports of escalating organized retail crime (ORC), with stores like Walmart shuttering locations in Portland, Oregon, and Target predicting a $500 million impact on profitability due to inventory shrink. Contrarily, some recent surveys show […]

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Locus CEO Nishith Rastogi Wants His AI Tool To Help Meet Customer Demands
June 13, 2023

Consumer behavior continues to change in the wake of the pandemic. One trend found by 6 River Systems is that consumers demand “omnichannel” retail experiences that are consistent across channels. It can be very difficult for retailers to bridge the gap between brick-and-motor and online delivery of their products. How can retailers create seamless experiences […]

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Can Loss Prevention Software Meet the Ever-Changing Challenges?
April 21, 2023

The ISCPO 2023 Conference provides the opportunity for Think LP to stay current on the challenges faced by logistics and retailers in the loss prevention realm. The goal of Think LP is to continue upgrading and evolving its software to meet the ever-changing needs of its customers. Think LP is an intelligent loss prevention software […]

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Businesses Fearing a Recession Should Use AI to Optimize Their Supply Chain
March 14, 2023

Thanks to high inflation, rising interest rates, and massive job cuts, fear of recession has become modus operandi for most businesses. Even with year-over-year inflation somewhat cooling and with the shuttering of Silicon Valley Bank, the Federal Reserve shows no signs of continuing its path of demand destruction with interest rate hikes. A bearish […]

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Who is River Logic
February 28, 2023

With the shortages caused by COVID-19, you have likely heard about and know what a supply chain is. But what about a value chain? A supply chain is typically more of the parts and materials location of manufacturing, and transportation of a product, whereas the value chain incorporates product design, R&D, advertising, and marketing, according […]

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