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Ports and Ocean Freight
Much of the freight moving internationally, and especially intercontinentally moves via our oceans. At any given point there are an estimated 7.7 mill...
Modern Slavery in Supply Chain
History is riddled with horrible stories of slavery and human trafficking which can be seen across a variety of cultures and time periods. Today many...
Logistics of the Italian Wine Industry
Sitting among the vineyards in Tuscany, it's hard to think of anything besides having a glass or two of the local varieties. Italy is famous for its w...
Routeique Spotlight: Joshua McNabb
Meet Josh! Josh began his time with Routeique through a practicum as a development intern. Now a full-time employee, Josh continues to work on dev...
European Road Transport
In Europe, the transport of goods via roadways is the most common form of transport within and between countries. In fact, 75% of the total volume of...
European Clothing Logistics
Europe is big on fashion, with most of the world's most famous designers calling the continent home. European countries export huge amounts of clothin...
Mother's Day Flowers
Are you planning to surprise your mom with flowers this weekend for Mother's Day? If so, you're not alone; Mother's Day is an incredibly popular holid...
Italian Logistics Overview
Even those of us who failed geography in school can likely point out Italy on a map. The distinctive boot-shaped peninsula jutting into the Mediterran...
Routeique in Italy
Greetings from Italy! We’ve arrived in Venice and we’re excited to start exploring. We’ll be kicking off our European trip on the North of Italy befo...
Routeique in Europe
Routeique has always been eager to expand overseas to help our European neighbors to achieve seamless supply chains. In 2019, we have plans to visit E...
Success in Africa Means Overcoming Supply Chain Challenges
Trade wars continue to heat up across the world, leaving many companies looking to find alternate sources of growth. More and more companies are begin...
Why Should You Embrace Industrial IoT?
IoT is booming in the consumer sector, with more and more devices becoming 'smart' every day. It's only logical that the industrial sector will start...
All About the Cosmetics Supply Chain
Cosmetics is a massive global industry, valued at more than $530 billion in 2017, and the market is continuing to grow at an annual rate of about 2.1%...
Warm Weather Cold Chains
Cold chains are used year-round to transport temperature-sensitive products such as foods and medicines. While the demand is always present, the warm...
Collaborative Supply Chains
All companies strive to reduce costs and increase revenue, especially in supply chains with slim margins. However, what often happens is that companie...
The Walmart and Amazon Effects
In 2006, Charles Fisherman coined the term 'The Walmart Effect' to describe the way in which Walmart is able to out-compete smaller businesses by leve...
Meeting Holiday Demand with Supply Chain
Most people know about the impact which the end-of-year holiday season has on various supply chains, however, the smaller holiday seasons throughout t...
Delivery and Distribution Vehicles
An essential component of our economy is delivering products to where they need to be. Many of the vehicles on our roads, the aircraft in our sky, and...
Today's Top Logistics Innovations
In the modern supply chain, we are now seeing, more rapidly than ever, things like manual processes and physical documentation being replaced by new t...
These days everything is becoming smart thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT). We have smart fridges, smartwatches, smart TVs and so much more, with...
Routeique Community Involvement: Canada Learning Code
At Routeique, we love the opportunity to be involved in our community through charity and volunteer work. As individuals and as a team we take the opp...
Artificial Intelligence in Logistics
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a vast topic of computer science which aims to create intelligent machines. There are a variety of definitions dependi...
The Importance of Supply Chain Transparency
On this blog, we frequently discuss how to achieve greater supply chain visibility and transparency. But why should you care? What's so great about tr...
McDonald's and Dynamic Yield Changing the Supply Chain
In recent years, McDonald's has been making significant progress in advancing its technology. Among other technologies, they've introduced self-serve...
Safety in the Warehouse
Nearly every workplace has inherent hazards, and therefore necessary safety protocols to handle them. Warehouses are no exception and it's essential t...
Signs of a Healthy Digital Supply Chain
The popularity of wearable health devices has skyrocketed, with more and more people able to tune into their health in a way that simply wasn't possib...
Working with AI to Optimize Your Supply Chain
Artificial intelligence isn't just for science fiction anymore. More and more companies in a variety of industries are beginning to adopt AI in their...
How to Avoid Innovation Killers
Every successful business needs to innovate to achieve and maintain a competitive advantage in today's ever-changing industry. Innovation is the key t...
Click-and-Collect as a Last Mile Solution
As demand increases, more and more companies are beginning to offer Buy Online, Pickup In Store (BOPIS) or Click and Collect options for their e-comme...
Diversity - The Key to Handling a Changing Supply Chain
If you haven't been living under a rock, you know that the only constant in today's logistics industry is change. The transportation and logistics sec...
Routeique Down Under
Expanding the Routeique platform to clients across the globe has long been a goal for our team. In the past year, we have worked with our largest clie...
Fresh Fruit by the High Seas
Historically, consumers ate the produce which grew in their region, or in nearby regions. Fruit was predominantly shipped over land and generally came...
Partners For Life in 2019
Last year, Routeique was thrilled to join the Partners for Life program of Canadian Blood Services to help contribute to the biological lifeline of Ca...
More Autonomous Delivery Robots Expected on Our Sidewalks
In February, we talked about the Amazon Scout robot, which is being developed to handled door-to-door delivery for customers without the need for a hu...
International Women's Day - Women in Supply Chain
Happy International Women's Day! It was not long ago that supply chain and logistics was seen as almost exclusively a boys club. Today, the image...
Challenges a 3PL Can Solve
If you're in the world of logistics and transportation, you've likely heard the term 3PL or 3rd Party Logistics provider. Many companies are aware of...
How to Optimize Your Distribution Center
Here are 6 keep tips to optimizing your distribution center to ensure it runs smoothly and efficiently. 1. Better Lighting This first tip is ofte...
White Glove Service in the Last Mile
The last mile is the portion of the supply chain with the highest customer interaction, and therefore it is essential that this section consists of th...
Reducing the Costs of Reverse Logistics
For many companies, reverse logistics (or returns) can quickly become a significant cost. This is because items that are returned often have limited r...
Are you ready for produce season?
Produce season is the peak season for fruits and vegetables in North America. It generally runs from late February until the middle of July and consis...
Benefits of Choosing a Cloud-Based WMS
Choosing a Warehouse Management System (WMS) can be difficult, there are many factors to consider when finding the right solution for your company. Th...
Amazon's Shipment Zero Initiative
Amazon has announced its new sustainability initiative, known as the Shipment Zero initiative. Shipment Zero is aimed at reducing the carbon footprint...
Saving Lives with Cold Chain
When people think of cold chains, they generally think of food items like meats, ice cream, dairy, produce, and other foods which stay cool or cold. W...
The DHL Freight Quotation Tool
DHL is on a mission to become the leader in road freight, and they're hoping their release of the Freight Quotation Tool will help them get there. The...
The New NAFTA
Towards the end of 2018 Canada, Mexico, and the United States officially entered into the United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which has bee...
UPS Pilots Their Loop Program
Circular logistics is used to describe supply chains where items are reclaimed, reused, or resold rather than allowing the products to end up as waste...
What Happened to Conversation Hearts?
Conversation hearts, or Sweetheart Candies, have been a staple of Valentine's day snacking for over 100 years. The chalky, sugary confections have dra...
Innovation in the Urban Last Mile
Urban city centers are growing in population, and the density is increasing. As more and more people crowd into these cities, the streets become busie...
Cutting Warehouse Costs
Every company is looking to find a way to reduce costs without impacting productivity in order to increase revenue. There are numerous areas where cos...
Global Logistics Terms to Know
The world of global logistics is complex and ever-changing. While there are lots of blogs, videos, and other resources to help you learn about the ind...
5 Common Mistakes in Logistics Strategy
When creating the logistics strategy for your company, it's important to consider all the ways in which the company could succeed or fail. By examinin...
Routeique Spotlight: Mike Allan
Meet Mike! Mike is one of Routeique's founders and our president. His role at Routeique is simple, "I find the best people to join our team, give t...
Retailers clamber for new tech, but is it enough?
Retailers across the globe are beginning to adopt exciting new technology into their businesses, providing a new and varied shopping experience for th...
Maintaining Inventory in a No-Deal Brexit
In 2016, a no-deal Brexit was a worst-case scenario, today it seems like the most likely option. While Teresa May's government continues to attempt to...
Happy Lunar New Year from Routeique.
Routeique would like to wish everyone a Happy Lunar New Year. Our year of the pig will be filled with growth and expansion, as we reach new goals...
The Internet of Things in Logistics
The Internet of Things (or IoT) is the connection of everyday objects to the internet, allowing them to send and receive data. Most consumers think of...
Routeique Spotlight: Sam Purdy
Meet Sam! Sam is a member of our software development team, where he is involved in every step of software development from ideas to testing. He e...
Global Warming and European Logistics
Global warming results in increased volatility in weather, including severe storms, unpredictable temperatures, and fluctuations in precipitation. Thr...
Transparency in the Diamond Industry
Today's customers are becoming increasingly aware of the ethical and environmental impacts that their purchases can have. Ethical buying is increasing...
The Routeique Arcade Machine
What does a tech company make for an after-hours fun project? An arcade machine of course! Relying on the skills of our multi-talented team, we create...
Routeique Spotlight: David Fawcett
Meet David! David is our VP of Technology, which means he focuses on the future of the Routeique platform and the plans on how to get us there. He...
Trends in Global Trade 2019
Global trade news has been on the front page for the majority of 2018, with changing trade laws and increasing pressure on the 'trade wars' being expe...
Reducing Supply Chain Risks When Going Global
The world is more interconnected than ever before, and customers know it. That's why many supply chains find the need to go global in order to remain...
Understanding Supply Chain Metrics
There are numerous metrics that you can track throughout your supply chain. Many companies make the mistake of failing to collect enough data, making...
What to Expect in Trucking in 2019
Driver Shortage The shortage of drivers plagued trucking in 2018, and this trend is expected to continue well into 2019. Sign-on bonuses remain larg...
Routeique Spotlight: Patryk Terelak
Meet Patryk! Patryk has been with the Routeique team for more than two years. As a developer, Patryk is largely responsible for work on our financ...
Has Your Information Expired?
We don't eat expired food, so why are we still using expired data? Like your fresh produce, your data has a shelf life and you risk harm to your suppl...
Go Big by Thinking Small
Traditionally, warehouses have been massive spaces which are located wherever space is cheap and plentiful. However, this method of centralized wareho...
The First Law of Co-botics
Cobots, or co-robots, are robots designed to operate alongside humans in a shared workspace such as a warehouse. These non-autonomous robots are incre...
Retail Trends to Know in 2019
These are 5 of the most important trends that retailers must know moving into 2019. 1. Brand loyalty and brand values go hand in hand More than 6...
Routeique Spotlight: Jim Boon
Meet Jim! Jim is our design guru, involved in a variety of tasks throughout Routeique. He works on the website and platform, working on the aesthe...
Pushing and Pulling - Which Supply Chain Method is Best?
What are push and pull models? A push-based supply chain model utilized demand forecasting to predict what customer demand will be, so products are...
Moving to a Digitized Supply Chain
Digitizing your supply chain is essential to remaining relevant in today's ever-changing market. Traditional supply chain methods involved hands-on ma...
Routeique Lunch & Learn
At Routeique, we know the importance of lifelong learning. That's why we started our very own Lunch & Learn program, to offer our team the opportunity...
Electric Fleets are More Than Just Green
Electric fleet vehicles are making waves throughout the industry as more and more manufacturers begin to create their own models. It is well known tha...
2018 Holiday Shopping by the Numbers
The 2018 holiday season saw massive growth compared to 2017. Mastercard's SpendingPlus reports a 5.1% growth in holiday sales globally, an amount of o...
On Demand Warehousing
Warehousing can be a significant cost for small companies, especially when your inventory doesn't fill the space. Instead of wasting money operating a...
Routeique in 2019
Happy New Year! The Routeique team had a fantastic holiday break and now we're ready to start 2019 off on the right foot. We're preparing for an excit...
'Twas the Night Before Christmas - Routeique Edition
'Twas the night before Christmas, at Santa's Workshop, The elves all working, wrapping gifts nonstop; Each present was carefully packed in the slei...
Are you customer-centric enough?
Today, consumers have access to literally thousands of retail options through e-commerce and brick-and-mortar stores. This means that when a customer...
What3words is changing how we think about delivery
Many of us in the modern world couldn't imagine living without a standardized street address. We use our address for everything; from registering to v...
Dashing Through the Snow: Supply Chains in Winter Weather
For many companies, winter means that the holidays are approaching. And while companies prepare for the increase in demand during the holiday season,...
Routeique Spotlight: Dana Allan
Meet Dana! Dana joined the Routeique team in the spring, working as a content creation specialist. Her role includes writing content for the websi...
Routeique Spotlight: Khanh Le
Meet Khanh! Khanh joined Routeique this summer as a member of our software development team. In his role, he focuses on maintaining and developing...
Looking for a Career with Routeique?
Our team is growing, and we're looking for some fantastic people to be a part of it! See below for our open positions. Client Services Coordinator...
LTL Rates - What to Expect in 2019
LTL - or less-than-load - freight has been increasing across North America in recent years due to an increase in e-commerce, the capacity crunch, the...
Trends in Cold Chain Logistics
Like all industries, transportation and logistics is adapting to the changing times. As we continue moving forward into 2019, various trends will impa...
Lettuce examine supply chain visability
Late last month, the CDC issued a warning that batches of romaine lettuce were contaminated with E. coli. Consumers were warned not to buy or consume...
Routeique Spotlight: Chloe Chow
Meet Chloe! Chloe joined the Routeique team during the acquisition this summer. As a member of our software development team, Chloe helps to keep...
Routeique Spotlight: Tien Phan
Meet Tien! Tien joined the Routeique team in the summer as a member of our development team, but he likes to think of himself as so much more than...
Cold chain compliance - Do you have what it takes?
Transportation of goods can be a difficult and complex process, which only becomes more complex when the product being shipped is temperature sensitiv...
What is an Omnichannel Warehouse?
Omnichannel describes a type of supply chain where multiple types of orders, or multiple channels, are handled. An omnichannel warehouse generally des...
What can an Inventory Management System do for you?
Inventory management systems are used by a variety of companies including retailers, distributors, and importers. Competition in these industries can...
Routeique Spotlight: Samar Kadri
Meet Samar! Samar is a member of our Client Services Team, where she helps to liaison between clients and developers. As one of the faces of Route...
Routeique Spotlight: Kelsey Shorten
Meet Kelsey! Kelsey joined the Routeique team at the beginning of this year as a member of our development team. Since then, she has demonstrated...
What is reverse logistics? Reverse logistics refers to the movement of product backwards, up the supply chain, from its end destination (usually a...
The Canada Post Strike
For the past month, Canada Post workers have been on rotating strikes across the country, which has resulted in a significant backlog of undelivered p...
Routeique Spotlight: Ethan Allan
Meet Ethan! Ethan began working with Routeique in the summer of this year, and he has taken on the task of managing our online marketing. He works...
Routeique Spotlight: Rio Nicolas
Meet Rio! Rio has been a part of the Routeique team since nearly the beginning. Rio is an excellent developer, and she lends her talents to a wide...
3PL Solutions to Supply Chain Problems
Today's supply chains are faced with more and more challenges when it comes to running a cost-effective and efficient organization. Many leaders withi...
Routeique Spotlight: Matt Morris
Meet Matt! Matt joined the Routeique team over the summer, during the acquisition of sdmg. In addition to his ongoing role in client services with...
E-Commerce in 2019: Trends to Expect
Mobile-Friendly Experiences It's no surprise that people use their phones for everything. More and more, people are beginning to use their phones t...
IKEA's Electric Home Delivery
IKEA continues to focus on sustainability and green initiatives. Their most recent goal is to have 100% of home deliveries completed by zero-emission...
Walmart and the "Hi-Tech" Distribution Centre
Walmart, the world's largest retailer, has announced plans to break ground on a new high-tech distribution centre in the coming month, which will depl...
Routeique Spotlight: Eric Moon
Meet Eric! Eric's official title is the Vice President of Operations at Routeique, but his role involves diverse tasks in nearly every team within...
Routeique Loves BiTA
BiTA is the Blockchain in Transport Alliance, an organization which aims to "bring together leading companies in the freight technology industries tha...
The Back-Room Fulfillment Centre
More and more retailers are beginning to offer e-commerce in addition to their brick-and-mortar stores. However, for many companies maintaining a dist...
Accurate Labels for International Shipments
Our globalized world has made it common for products to cross borders before reaching its final destination. But international shipping means products...
Want to Join Our Team?
Looking to join the Routeique team? We're currently seeking candidates for business development representatives. Job Brief Routeique is lookin...
Routeique Spotlight: Kaitlin Mercier
Meet Kaitlin! Kaitlin heads up our Services Team, which is responsible for connecting customers, partners, and internal Routeique teams to ensure...
If You Have Vendors, You Need a B2B Portal
A B2B (or business-to-business) portal operates as an e-commerce platform between two companies, allowing one company to purchase products from one or...
Canadian Cannabis - Supply Chain Issues as Legalization Begins
Recreational use of cannabis became legal throughout Canada on October 17th. In the months leading up to the legalization, numerous licences for busin...
Happy Halloween from the Routeique Team
The Routeique team loves getting festive for the holidays, so we organized a costume day at our office. We love seeing everyone show off their creativ...
BiTA Symposium and MarketWaves18
Routeique is thrilled to be participating in the upcoming MarketWaves18 and BiTA Fall Symposium. We will be attending both events, with an aim to lear...
Send In The Drones
When Amazon announced plans to utilize drones to delivery products, customers were intrigued and excited. However, the drones have been slow to be rel...
The Move to Plastic Pallets
Traditionally, pallets throughout the world's supply chains were made of wood. Plastic pallets are beginning to gain traction within the industry, but...
Running a Synchronized Supply Chain
You want a synchronized supply chain to ensure that your business runs smoothly. A supply chain is only as strong as the weakest link, so synchronizin...
Getting the Most From Your Warehouse Management System
When searching for a Warehouse Management System it can be difficult to know how to make the most of your new software. Here are 3 easy steps that hel...
Predictive Algorithms in Supply Chain
Today's world generates massive amounts of data, much more than could ever be analyzed by people. However, Artificial Intelligence programs armed with...
Why the Last Mile is a Challenge
In supply chains, the Last Mile refers to the section of the supply chain when the product moves from a distribution center to the end customer (eithe...
Benefits of IoT in Supply Chain
The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the increasing connectivity of our devices, creating a network that includes not just computers but also things...
Routeique's Vehicle Brain
At Routeique, we know that data is king and that having a reliable and consistent source of data helps you to make the best decisions for your company...
Delivering on Customer Demands
Delivery can make or break online retailers, and it's important that retailers find the best distribution partners for their company. Customer demands...
How to Save on Shipping Costs
Shipping costs add up quickly, and can easily become a major expense for many companies. Knowing where the costs come from can help businesses to redu...
Sustainable and Profitable - You Can Be Both
It has long been believed that companies could be sustainable, or profitable, but not both. Thankfully today, more and more companies are realizing th...
Blockchain and Food Safety
In North America today, the vast majority of the food we consume is purchased from a store rather than grown in our own backyard. Because of this, foo...
Importers in Logistics and Supply Chain
The world is increasingly connected, and supply chains are crossing borders more and more. Importers play a vital role in international supply chains,...
Autonomous Vehicles in Supply Chain
With the success of autonomous vehicle technology in recent years, many companies are seeking to create autonomous freight vehicles to improve the log...
The Holidays Are Coming
For most retailers, manufacturers, and distributors, the holiday season is the busiest time of the year. Many large players in the industry are beginn...
The Content Creation Room
Since we moved into our new office at the beginning of August, we've slowly been working on adding to our space to create an office that meets the uni...
Appreciating Drivers All Year Long
Earlier this month, the supply chain industry celebrated Truck Driver Appreciation Week. The week allows the industry, and consumers across the world,...
Routeique Blood Drive
Today, the Routeique team held our first blood drive with Canadian Blood Services. Several members of our team came out to donate, and we had a great...
Preparing for 43North
Last week, it was announced that Routeique had made it to the finals of 43North. Our team will be headed to Buffalo, New York, to pitch for up to $1,0...
Customer Demands in Last-Mile Delivery
Last-Mile Delivery (or LMD) is the movement of products and parcels from a distribution centre or hub to the final destination, typical the residence...
Improving Efficiency in the Warehouse
An inefficient warehouse slows each step of your operation, including receiving deliveries and delivering customer orders. These delays cost time, and...
To Centralize or Not to Centralize
As distribution companies grow, a decision must be made as to which warehouse configuration works best for you. The two most common configurations are...
Do You Need a Logistics Solution?
Wondering if your business could benefit from a logistics software solution? Keep reading to find out what signs may show that your business is ready...
Field Services - Logistical Problems and Solutions
Field service providers include any service which is provided to customers on site, rather than customers coming to a standardized location. This incl...
Foosball Fridays at Routeique
At Routeique, our team knows that working hard means playing hard. At the end of a long work week, our team joins together for a foosball tournament i...
The Rise of the Digital Warehouse
Demand for useable warehouse space in good locations is on the rise. Current warehouse space across North America is quickly becoming crowded and much...
Routeique Becomes a Partner For Life
This month, Routeique has joined the Canadian Blood Services Partners For Life program. This program makes it easy for companies to give blood donatio...
Women in Supply Chain
The Canadian supply chain industry is experiencing a shortage of skilled workers, and the problem is anticipated to grow as the supply chain industry...
Routeique's New Tables
As a company, Routeique began when we couldn't find a solution that fit our needs and we decided to create one instead. Following along that theme...
Routeique and SAIT
At Routeique, we know how important a good school can be in creating a skilled and knowledgeable workforce. For the past two years, we have partnered...
5 Things to Know About Internships
Internships are temporary positions with a company which are frequently filled by a student or recent graduate who is eager to learn more about your f...
The Move to Cloud-Based Management
Cloud-based management is here. It is a combination of cloud-based data mining tools and platforms where data generated from all business processes (f...
Routeique News: Ladies Learning Code
Recently, our team had the wonderful opportunity to participate with Ladies Learning Code to host an educational event. We had 21 learners, mostly wom...
Routeique News: Acquisition of sdmg
Routeique is thrilled to announce that the company has acquired sdmg (https://www.sdmg.ca/). sdmg has a strong history, working with some of the count...
Driver Habits to Reduce Costs
Using a route optimization system like Routeique is an essential part of reducing your delivery costs, but there are things your drivers can do while...
Benefits of Adopting The Cloud
Digitally connected cloud networks are becoming an increasingly pertinent reality. For supply chain and logistics, these networks are the future. They...
July Feature Highlight: Route Optimization
What is Route Optimization? Route optimization algorithms like ours create the optimal route for delivery or service vehicles which m...
Creating Loyalty in Last-Mile Delivery
Traditional methods of building customer loyalty were designed with a brick-and-mortar physical store in mind. For this reason, online retailers and c...
LTL Shipping Mistakes Every Sensible Logistics Company Should Avoid
LTL (Less-than-full-truckload) capacity shipping can be advantageous in some cases when carrying a full truckload is either not safe. Generally, howev...
What Significance Does Automation Hold For Logistics Management
Automation is the future. There is little doubt left in that. With changing requirements from products today, the manufacturing premises and tools...
How Will IoT Provide the Ultimate Fix for Logistical Problems
With the logistics industry growing, and fast, problems have started surfacing. One complication or glitch can disrupt countless other processes and s...
THE ADVANTAGES OF IOT IN TODAY'S LOGISTICS ORIENTED COMPANIES
Logistics has transformed more in the past decade than it had in the past century. Whether it is by ground, sea or air, it still remains a large compo...