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National Ice Cream Day

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan declared July to be National Ice Cream Month. The 3rd Sunday of the month was to become National Ice Cream Day. Those...

22-07-2019
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Eugenia Spotlight

Meet Eugenia! Eugenia joined Routeique at the end of May this year as an intern. Her tasks include, but are not limited to, resolving bugs in the c...

19-07-2019
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RFID in the Supply Chain

RFID in the Supply Chain Nowadays, so much product is being moved around domestically and internationally that companies cannot sacrifice enough re...

18-07-2019
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New this month on Routeique™

July is an exciting month for new features on the Routeique™ platform. Release_2.2.0 from Mike Allan on Vimeo. Inventory Management We've r...

17-07-2019
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Routeique at "Breakfast for Boobies!"

Thanks to all the volunteers who donned their pink for the 10th Annual Pink Stampede Breakfast for breast cancer awareness! The "Routeique green" w...

11-07-2019
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Scotch Whiskey Logistics

Whiskey and whiskey-like beverages are made from fermenting grains and can be made in nearly any grain-growing region. There are many types of whiskey...

09-07-2019
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A Fully Automated Supply Chain

A Fully Automated Supply Chain The rise of automation all over the world is something we cannot ignore. We see it everywhere, even in our personal...

05-07-2019
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Yosuke Spotlight

Meet Yosuke! Yosuke joined the team in May as a software developer. He started off working on the main Routeique platform, fixing bugs on our map f...

03-07-2019
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Lunch & Inventory

Testing is one of the most important steps to take before a major release. We've been working for months on the new Inventory Management System (IMS)...

02-07-2019
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Team Building: Shooting Your Coworker in the Face Edition

Thanks to all team members that came out for our team building evening! And thanks to our local Battle Archery facility, the Combat District, for host...

27-06-2019
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Dutch Agriculture and the Global Tulip Trade

The Netherlands is famous for its agriculture, specifically its tulips. These beautiful flowers are grown across the country in huge numbers to be sol...

26-06-2019
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The Birth of Global Logistics

For much of human history, the continents were fairly isolated, managing their business with limited contact between far-away peoples. During the Rena...

25-06-2019
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Routeique in the Netherlands

The Routeique team has arrived in the Netherlands for the next leg of our trip. Here in Amsterdam we’ll be learning about the logistics industry of th...

20-06-2019
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Managing Supply Chain Disruptions

In today’s modern supply chain, disruptions both from unforeseen and preventable circumstances can spell disaster for any organization. Things like cy...

19-06-2019
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Food and Beverage Industry in Europe

The food and beverage sector will always hold a space place in our hearts, as Routeique’s very first customers and partners were from this industry in...

18-06-2019
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Infrastructure in Greece

The coastlines of Greece have earned the country notable fame among travellers, photographers, artists, lovers, and more for centuries, and for good r...

12-06-2019
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Routeique Spotlight: Vira Koreneva

Meet Vira! Vira joined our team at the beginning of 2019 as a business analyst student intern. Her role is to understand our projects and keep the...

11-06-2019
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Routeique in Greece

The routeique team arrived in Greece this week, and we’ve been enjoying spending our free time exploring the natural and historical beauty of the coun...

10-06-2019
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Internships at Routeique

Routeique has always been a company that prides itself on providing students and recent graduates the opportunity to develop their professional identi...

07-06-2019
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Why Static Route Optimizers Are No Longer Cutting It.

Traditionally, route planners have been very successful at finding the quickest route between A and B, and then onward to C and beyond. Once the route...

06-06-2019
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Routeique Spotlight: Sam Lokman

Meet Sam! Sam joined the Routeique team at the end of 2018 as a business development specialist. He oversees the new sales and business developmen...

30-05-2019
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The Zero Waste Supply Chain

A few short decades ago, the idea of becoming zero-waste was for very dedicated individuals only, not for large companies. Today, however, more and mo...

29-05-2019
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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...

24-05-2019
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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...

23-05-2019
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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...

21-05-2019
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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...

16-05-2019
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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...

15-05-2019
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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...

14-05-2019
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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...

10-05-2019
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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...

09-05-2019
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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...

08-05-2019
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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...

06-05-2019
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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...

01-05-2019
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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...

30-04-2019
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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%...

25-04-2019
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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...

24-04-2019
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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...

23-04-2019
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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...

18-04-2019
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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...

17-04-2019
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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...

16-04-2019
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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...

11-04-2019
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Smart Cities

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...

10-04-2019
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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...

09-04-2019
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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...

04-04-2019
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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...

03-04-2019
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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...

02-04-2019
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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...

29-03-2019
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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...

27-03-2019
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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...

26-03-2019
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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...

25-03-2019
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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...

21-03-2019
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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...

20-03-2019
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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...

19-03-2019
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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...

13-03-2019
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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...

12-03-2019
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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...

11-03-2019
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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...

08-03-2019
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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...

06-03-2019
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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...

05-03-2019
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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...

04-03-2019
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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...

01-03-2019
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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...

28-02-2019
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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...

26-02-2019
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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...

25-02-2019
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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...

22-02-2019
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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...

21-02-2019
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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...

20-02-2019
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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...

19-02-2019
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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...

15-02-2019
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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...

14-02-2019
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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...

13-02-2019
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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...

12-02-2019
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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...

11-02-2019
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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...

08-02-2019
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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...

07-02-2019
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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...

06-02-2019
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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...

05-02-2019
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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...

04-02-2019
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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...

01-02-2019
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Global Warming and European Logistics

Global warming results in increased volatility in weather, including severe storms, unpredictable temperatures, and fluctuations in precipitation. Thr...

31-01-2019
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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...

29-01-2019
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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...

28-01-2019
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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...

25-01-2019
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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...

24-01-2019
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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...

23-01-2019
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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...

22-01-2019
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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...

21-01-2019
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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...

18-01-2019
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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...

17-01-2019
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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...

16-01-2019
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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...

15-01-2019
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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...

14-01-2019
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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...

11-01-2019
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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...

10-01-2019
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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...

09-01-2019
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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...

08-01-2019
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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...

07-01-2019
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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...

04-01-2019
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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...

03-01-2019
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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...

02-01-2019
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'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...

24-12-2018
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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...

21-12-2018
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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...

19-12-2018
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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,...

18-12-2018
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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...

17-12-2018
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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...

14-12-2018
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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...

13-12-2018
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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...

13-12-2018
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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...

12-12-2018
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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...

11-12-2018
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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...

10-12-2018
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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...

07-12-2018
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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...

06-12-2018
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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...

05-12-2018
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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...

04-12-2018
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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...

03-12-2018
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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...

29-11-2018
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Reverse Logistics

What is reverse logistics? Reverse logistics refers to the movement of product backwards, up the supply chain, from its end destination (usually a...

28-11-2018
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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...

27-11-2018
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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...

26-11-2018
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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...

22-11-2018
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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...

20-11-2018
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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...

19-11-2018
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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...

16-11-2018
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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...

15-11-2018
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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...

14-11-2018
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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...

13-11-2018
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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...

09-11-2018
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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...

08-11-2018
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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...

07-11-2018
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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...

06-11-2018
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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...

05-11-2018
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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...

02-11-2018
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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...

01-11-2018
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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...

01-11-2018
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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...

30-10-2018
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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...

29-10-2018
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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...

19-10-2018
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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...

18-10-2018
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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...

17-10-2018
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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...

17-10-2018
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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...

17-10-2018
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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...

13-10-2018
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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...

12-10-2018
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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...

10-10-2018
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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...

09-10-2018
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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...

04-10-2018
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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...

04-10-2018
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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,...

03-10-2018
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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...

02-10-2018
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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...

01-10-2018
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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...

28-09-2018
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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,...

26-09-2018
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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...

24-09-2018
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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...

24-09-2018
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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...

21-09-2018
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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...

20-09-2018
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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...

18-09-2018
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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...

18-09-2018
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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...

17-09-2018
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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...

13-09-2018
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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...

13-09-2018
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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...

11-09-2018
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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...

11-09-2018
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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...

10-09-2018
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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...

07-09-2018
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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...

06-09-2018
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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...

05-09-2018
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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...

27-08-2018
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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...

21-08-2018
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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...

14-08-2018
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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...

08-08-2018
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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...

31-07-2018
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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...

23-07-2018
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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...

10-10-2017
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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...

10-10-2017
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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...

10-10-2017
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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...

30-08-2017
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