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Technology and Automation - Do More with Less

by IntelliTrans | August 13, 2020

With more companies announcing massive layoffs, the need for advanced supply chain management technology is growing at unprecedented rates. Here’s how your.
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How Did the Modern Supply Chain Come to Be?

Here are eight key events that contributed to the creation of the modern-day supply chain. The modern supply chain is a complex animal that’s come a long way since the cavemen in the cartoon below were experimenting with the earliest modes.
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Benefits of End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

If your supply chain management platform isn’t giving you end-to-end visibility, you’re missing out on some critical benefits and competitive advantages. For most companies, the idea of having end-to-end supply chain visibility has been.
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5 Ways Global Supply Chain Transparency Improves Customer Service

Here’s how global supply chain transparency helps companies attract new customers and keep their current buyers happy. When consumers buy from companies that provide high levels of supply chain transparency, they’re willing pay anywhere.
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Using Analytics to Drive Costs Out of the Supply Chain

Here are five ways analytics are being leveraged to help companies do more with less. In a business environment where taking actions based on gut instinct has been replaced by good decision-making supported by advanced technology,.
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5 Reasons You Need a Holistic Supply Chain Approach

Getting to high levels of rail car and truck fleet visibility requires a holistic supply chain approach that doesn’t leave anything out. In the rapidly-evolving supply chain environment, companies can’t afford to have siloed technology.
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IntelliTrans Rail 101: Chapter 10

RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Bad Order Cars and Car Parts What does this term mean? Railcars are put into Bad Order Status during the transportation cycle when the car requires any repair to running gear or safety appliances. These running gears.
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IntelliTrans Rail 101: Chapter 9

  RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Locomotives   A Locomotive is a diesel electric power plant form of energy that provides horsepower and the tractive effort to pull trains.  Tractive effort is a measurement of locomotive power.  Locomotives come.
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IntelliTrans Rail 101: Chapter 8

  RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Railcar capacities and Plate designations As cars are loaded and billing is given to the carriers, the shipper must provide a loaded weight so that the railroad can determine if it can move safely. Sometimes this.
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IntelliTrans Rail 101: Chapter 7

  RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW UMLER   Another piece to the equipment identifying process is UMLER, which stands for Universal Machine Language Equipment Register, UMLER is a database that contains the Railway Equipment Register car information.
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IntelliTrans Rail 101: Chapter 6

  RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Box Car Mechanical Designation and Markings   The following are a few of the Mechanical Designations in use just for Box Cars.  The combinations of markings seem to be unlimited, but each does mean something very.
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IntelliTrans Rail 101: Chapter 5

  RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Rail Equipment Mechanical Designation and Equipment Markings   The OFFICIAL RAILWAY EQUIPMENT REGISTER was developed to comply with the order of the ICC in 1912 so that there was a single source to identify cars in.
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IntelliTrans Rail 101: Chapter 4

  RAIL INDUSTRY OVERVIEW Rail Equipment   In this section we look at the freight railcar types in use today and identify some of the types of material each carries.  We also look at how to identify cars by their markings.   Railcar.
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