Crux Systems Insights

Global trends in the ceramic tile market

August 23, 2018 by Kathleen Kong |

Logistics

If you've been contemplating a remodel and have been overwhelmed with the number of options for tile and stone - it's not just you. The market has exploded, and there are more tile and stone options than ever before for both residential and commercial projects.

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Sharing information about your shipments

August 13, 2018 by Siri Casper |

Container tracking, Logistics

Sharing information about your shipments is necessary not just for managing your supply chain, but for managing your supply chain more efficiently. Here are three reasons why sharing information can help make your supply chain more efficient.

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Busy season in logistics for retailers

August 8, 2018 by Kathleen Kong |

Logistics

While the rest of us can't even think about holiday shopping until the back to school shopping is done, retailers are planning much farther in advance. The busy holiday season for retailers is still a few months away, but the busy season for those working in retail logistics is right...

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When your containers are being reviewed

August 6, 2018 by Siri Casper |

Container tracking

When you upload your containers into the Crux Systems dashboard, our system automatically finds information about the shipments and our algorithms clean up the data issues more than 90% of the time.

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Container tracking 101

Finding out the current status of your import container shouldn’t require you to go to multiple websites and other sources, send emails, or make phone calls. It should be drop-dead simple.

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SaaS in logistics

August 2, 2018 by Kathleen Kong |

Logistics

The Crux Systems platform is software as a service, meaning that the software is centrally hosted and licensed on a subscription basis. One of the primary reasons we use a SaaS model is that it makes things easy for our customers. It's easy to deploy and flexible enough to meet the...

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Blockchain in the logistics industry: yes or no?

July 10, 2018 by Kathleen Kong |

Logistics

While blockchain has been more commonly associated with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, it's now being used in the logistics industry with increasing frequency. But where does blockchain make the most sense for the supply chain? 

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User accounts in your organization

Once your organization has signed up for a paid plan, you have the ability to add a number of users to your account. That way, you only have to upload your data once and everyone on your team will have access to the same real-time information about the containers you're tracking.
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Shipping containers in fashion

June 25, 2018 by Siri Casper |

Odd are, what ever clothing you're wearing right now was made overseas and arrived here in a shipping container. Those responsible for coordinating the shipment of the apparel and accessories we love this season spend their days tracking their goods as they move from the factory to a...

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Breaking down barriers

June 11, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |

News

Much of the information that's needed by those responsible for shipping and moving goods is walled off in systems that are isolated from each other. We're focusing on breaking down those barriers.

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