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Transport and internal logistics in the production plant

Transport and internal logistics in the production plant

Transport and internal logistics include, among others: on the flow of goods within a given enterprise and inventory management. The appropriate organization of these sectors has a significant impact on the efficiency and throughput of production processes.

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Management of the maintenance department

Management of the maintenance department

The main goal of the maintenance department is to ensure production continuity, improve machine efficiency and minimize failures and downtime. Such activities are necessary for the proper functioning of the enterprise. Effective management of machinery requires flexibility and adaptation of strategies to the changing conditions and needs of the production plant.

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Electronic version of the e-CMR consignment note

Electronic version of the e-CMR consignment note

The international bill of lading (CMR) is one of the most important documents in transport, without which the transport of goods would not be possible. However, due to its paper version, many mistakes occur, which leads to difficulties when executing the order.

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Logistics of the E-commerce industry during the Christmas period

Logistics of the E-commerce industry during the Christmas period

In recent years, customers have been increasingly choosing to shop online in the run-up to Christmas due to convenience and greater control over spending. Therefore, in this exceptional time, effective logistics management is a real challenge, because the traffic in online stores is huge.

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Autonomous trains: how will they improve rail transport of goods?

Autonomous trains: how will they improve rail transport of goods?

Rail transport of goods is a very effective form of mass transport. Therefore, the railway is also not lagging behind with modern technologies. Work on autonomous trains has been ongoing for several years.

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Road transport in winter - how to prepare?

Road transport in winter - how to prepare?

The winter period is approaching, associated with difficult weather conditions, which poses a challenge for road transport. It is worth taking care of safety and familiarizing yourself with the applicable road traffic regulations in individual countries

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Cabotage transport - what is it, advantages and disadvantages

Cabotage transport - what is it, advantages and disadvantages

Cabotage transport is a form of transport of goods that takes place within one country from point A to point B, while the vehicle is registered in another country. Currently, the term is mainly used in the context of road transport.

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When is cargo suitable for courier shipment?

When is cargo suitable for courier shipment?

In some cases, courier delivery is a convenient and more profitable choice than shipping goods through a transport company. This, of course, applies to small loads, thanks to appropriate planning of the distribution of goods.

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Negotiations and Communication in the TSL Industry: The Key to Success

Negotiations and Communication in the TSL Industry: The Key to Success

Many aspects are subject to transport negotiations, including: freight cost, insurance or payment deadline for the order. The talks should take place in an atmosphere of trust, because each party wants...

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Self-service warehouses - for whom? Advantages of self-storage services

Self-service warehouses - for whom? Advantages of self-storage services

Traditional warehousing may not work for small businesses due to high maintenance costs. In recent years, self-service warehouses, which are characterized by flexibility and control over expenses, have become increasingly popular.

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Problems of the transport industry

Problems of the transport industry

The impact of global crises has a significant impact on the economy, including the transport sector. Manufacturing companies also register reduced demand due to inflation, which is why they try to reduce costs, most often saving on transport.

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Outsourcing in the TSL industry

Outsourcing in the TSL industry

Many enterprises decide to outsource some of their tasks to external companies. Thanks to this decision, companies minimize costs and increase the efficiency of their operations by focusing on specific internal processes.

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Model SaaS vs On premise

Model SaaS vs On premise

The On premise model is local software, installed directly on the client's internal servers. The opposite is the SaaS model, which is made available to customers via the Internet. The choice between models depends on the individual needs of a given company.

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Advantages of full truck loads

Advantages of full truck loads

In full truckload transport, the principal pays for the entire cargo space, regardless of how much space the given goods take up, unlike groupage transport. This solution gives many benefits for the carrier and the customer.

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Organization of maritime transport

Organization of maritime transport

Maritime transport in international imports is extremely important. It allows for economical and safe transport of various types of goods in huge quantities. Maritime transport is organized by sea freight forwarders.

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Impact of artificial intelligence on the TSL industry

Impact of artificial intelligence on the TSL industry

Artificial intelligence (AI) is having an increasing impact on many areas of the economy. This directly contributes to the increase in efficiency and development of, among others, transport, logistics and even forwarding industry.

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How does summer season affect the TSL industry?

How does summer season affect the TSL industry?

Every industry has its seasonality. In road transport, holidays are a difficult time due to the holiday season. The result is a decrease in the number of available cars and drivers on the market. However, this is not the only logistical challenge during the summer.

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How to avoid delays in the delivery of goods?

How to avoid delays in the delivery of goods?

Properly organized company logistics are the basis of a modern enterprise. Timely deliveries increase customer satisfaction and minimize the risk of additional costs. Despite this, delays are still a common occurrence in transport.

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SUMMARY OF NEWS - JUNE 2023

SUMMARY OF NEWS - JUNE 2023

New features and improvements introduced in June 2023

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Transportation of photovoltaic panels

Transportation of photovoltaic panels

Solar panels are made of brittle materials that are easily damaged. Micro-cracks or scratches may later result in reduced device performance. Therefore, an important aspect when planning the transport of panels is their proper protection.

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Logistics in the food industry

Logistics in the food industry

The food industry faces many challenges every day. One of them is the storage and organization of transport of FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods), i.e. fast-moving goods, usually with a short expiration date. Such specificity of the industry requires careful logistic planning.

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LTL transport - advantages and disadvantages

LTL transport - advantages and disadvantages

LTL - Less Truck Load means the transport of goods that occupy only part of the cargo space, which is divided among several different buyers. LTL transport has many advantages, including: allows you to reduce delivery costs.

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How does truck platooning work and what are its benefits?

How does truck platooning work and what are its benefits?

According to reports, in recent years there is still a shortage of professional drivers in road transport. One possible solution may be truck platooning. It involves connecting several trucks so that they are all driven remotely in a column by only one driver.

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Truck driver - job specifics

Truck driver - job specifics

International Professional Driver's Day this year falls on May 12. On this occasion, it is worth recalling some facts about the work of a driver, because it is a very responsible and demanding profession.

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How to plan the distribution of goods in the warehouse?

How to plan the distribution of goods in the warehouse?

Appropriate arrangement of products in the warehouse speeds up the entire process of goods flow. There are several criteria and planning strategies on the basis of which the appropriate place to store a given assortment is determined.

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ITS - intelligent transport system

ITS - intelligent transport system

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) is a communication tool that supports transport management by connecting devices that process huge amounts of information. With ITS, it is possible to traffic optimization.

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Cross-docking - how it works, stages, types, advantages and disadvantages.

Cross-docking - how it works, stages, types, advantages and disadvantages.

Cross-docking otherwise known as interdocking is a modern way to manage and distribute goods, thanks to which the storage process is reduced to a minimum. The delivery of the goods is planned in such a way that it is sent on to the customer immediately after taking over from the distributor.

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SUMMARY OF NEWS - MARCH 2023

SUMMARY OF NEWS - MARCH 2023

New features and improvements introduced in March 2023

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The profession of logistics - who is it and what does it do?

The profession of logistics - who is it and what does it do?

Transport and logistics majors among pupils and students have been gaining more and more interest in recent years. Despite high popularity, the demand for logistics specialists is constantly growing due to the development of e.g. internet trade.

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Rail transport of goods - advantages and disadvantages

Rail transport of goods - advantages and disadvantages

Rail transport is a cost-effective and ecological alternative, e.g. for the transport of goods by air. In addition, it is characterized by the safety of cargo during transport.

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SUMMARY OF NEWS - FEBRUARY 2023

SUMMARY OF NEWS - FEBRUARY 2023

New features and improvements introduced in February 2023

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Air transport - Advantages and Disadvantages

Air transport - Advantages and Disadvantages

Air transport is a specific form of transporting goods. Due to the high transport costs, it is still rarely used, but necessary when the goods need to be transported as short as possible.

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Equipment for loading and unloading goods

Equipment for loading and unloading goods

Manual loading and unloading of goods in the TSL industry is currently very rarely practiced. Typically, enterprises have facilities to facilitate both processes. Thanks to this, the work is done efficiently and the goods are safely transported.

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Transport in the furniture industry

Transport in the furniture industry

The transport of furniture, windows and decorative accessories is quite a complicated process due to non-standard dimensions, which makes it difficult to safely load and unload this type of cargo. An additional challenge is the proper protection of furniture so that it is not damaged during transport.

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SUMMARY OF NEWS - JANUARY 2023

SUMMARY OF NEWS - JANUARY 2023

New features and improvements introduced in January 2023

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Modern technologies in transport and logistics

Modern technologies in transport and logistics

Modern logistics focuses on tools that allow you to streamline the shipping processes of goods and optimize the transport of goods. Such solutions include robotization and automation of warehouses and the latest IT systems.

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Transport of dangerous goods

Transport of dangerous goods

Dangerous loads require special preparation due to the potential threat they pose. Before transport, the goods must be secured and labeled in accordance with the applicable ADR regulations.

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Ecological solutions in logistics

Ecological solutions in logistics

Introducing green solutions can be quite a challenge for companies, but there are many ways to reduce the negative impact on the environment.

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Types of loads in road transport - what is worth remembering?

Types of loads in road transport - what is worth remembering?

The method of loading depends on the type of transported goods. Based on the parameters of the load, the appropriate vehicle is selected, which will then be loaded in a specific way. We distinguish several loading options: top, side or back.

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NEWS SUMMARY - DECEMBER

NEWS SUMMARY - DECEMBER

New features and improvements introduced in December 2022

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Storage of goods

Storage of goods

The warehousing process may seem simple, but it consists of several steps. In addition, there are many ways to manage a warehouse, depending on its type. Therefore, the storage of goods requires proper organization and equipment of the warehouse.

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How to secure loads before transport?

How to secure loads before transport?

Proper securing of the load during transport is extremely important not only to prevent damage to the goods, but also to ensure the safety of the driver and other road users.

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Smartload for schools and universities

Smartload for schools and universities

At the learning stage, it is worth getting to know the tools that are used every day in the TSL industry. In the future, this will significantly improve work and increase the value of the employee. One such tool is load planning applications.

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NEWS SUMMARY - NOVEMBER

NEWS SUMMARY - NOVEMBER

New features and improvements introduced in November 2022

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TSL dictionary - phrases used in the industry

TSL dictionary - phrases used in the industry

Specialists working in the TSL industry handle the communication of professional terms and abbreviations. If you want to help with misunderstandings at work, it's worth taking a look at common phrases.

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Freight Forwarder - duties, requirements as well as advantages and disadvantages of work

Freight Forwarder - duties, requirements as well as advantages and disadvantages of work

Freight forwarding is a broadly understood organization of transport of various types of goods. The profession of a freight forwarder is very demanding and responsible - good organization of work, communication skills and the ability to act under time pressure are important.

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Types of transport ships

Types of transport ships

Transport ships, otherwise known as cargo ships, are used to transport various types of cargo. Depending on the type of cargo transported, we can distinguish: container ship, bulk carrier, general cargo, tanker.

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NEWS SUMMARY - OCTOBER

NEWS SUMMARY - OCTOBER

New features and improvements introduced in October 2022

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E-commerce logistics

E-commerce logistics

In the traditional model, the online store handles the entire process, from completing the order to shipping the goods, and considering possible returns and complaints. However, there are solutions that help in the implementation of individual processes.

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Intermodal and multimodal transport, combined with their advantages and disadvantages

Intermodal and multimodal transport, combined with their advantages and disadvantages

Combining several modes of transport when transporting goods is becoming more and more popular. Combined transport allows you to reduce fuel costs and shorten the delivery time. There are several types of combined transports.

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What influences road transport costs and how to reduce them?

What influences road transport costs and how to reduce them?

Each transport is associated with different external costs, so it is worth getting acquainted with the individual components included in the price of transporting goods. Thanks to this, you can try to reduce the costs of a given freight in the future.

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Dimensions and types of containers

Dimensions and types of containers

In sea transport, containers are most often used as cargo space. However, they differ from each other due to their dimensions and purpose.

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NEW FEATURES SUMMARY - SEPTEMBER

NEW FEATURES SUMMARY - SEPTEMBER

New Smartload features introduced in September 2022

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How to avoid axle overload?

How to avoid axle overload?

Overloading the drive axles may result in a financial penalty or the need to reload the vehicle. In the following article, we suggest what to do to avoid this

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Manual load placement and LDM - in practice

Manual load placement and LDM - in practice

Arranging cargo or pallets on the trailer is not a problem, even in memory or on a sheet of paper, if the pallets have standard dimensions.

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Planning of groupage loading - a function for FMCG

Planning of groupage loading - a function for FMCG

The optimal placement of pallets on a bus or truck is the main problem in logistics and forwarding, which is solved by the Smartload program. But what if the issue of the distribution of general cargo inside the pallet itself arises?

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Types of transport vehicles

Types of transport vehicles

The goal and task of a freight forwarder is to properly select cargo space suitable for specific goods.

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Pallet dimensions and types

Pallet dimensions and types

The following pallet types and dimensions are available

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Loading planner for freight forwarding and transport for professional use

Loading planner for freight forwarding and transport for professional use

Arranging cargo or pallets on the trailer is not a problem on a sheet of paper, if the pallets have standard dimensions. This is quite easy on a standard vehicle. It is easy to see how many pallets will fit into the truck. Difficulties begin when we have an unusual vehicle and an unusual load.

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