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Analytics & Reporting

How data analytics drives supply chain efficiency and supports growth

From its pivotal role in assessing carrier performance to its ability to uncover hidden efficiencies and foster substantial business growth, we explore how harnessing data-driven insights can revolutionize supply chain operations.

Future of Supply Chain

Navigating chaos: building resilience with exception management in supply chains

Explore the pivotal role of exception management in navigating supply chain disruptions. Learn how real-time alerts and effective exception management can transform challenges into strategic advantages for businesses.

Tracking

Supply chain visibility and the power of unified freight tracking

In a world where supply chain complexities are ever-increasing, unified freight tracking emerges as a strategic necessity. Explore how consolidated tracking can boost operational efficiency, better risk management, and improve customer satisfaction.

Product Release

January 2024 product roundup: Road freight tracking and custom properties

We're kicking off 2024 by furthering our multi-modal capabilities with the release of road freight tracking and delivering enhanced visibility with custom data fields.

Analytics & Reporting

Risk management in supply chains: What you need to know to protect your inventory

There's no getting around risk in supply chains. Here's what you need to know to protect your inventory with best-practice supply chain risk management...

Collaboration

Make OTIF and perfect orders standard

How to avoid supply chain penalties and keep your customers happy through better supply chain collaboration...

Tracking

The three layers of true supply chain visibility

Split your supply chain visibility into three distinct areas - tracking, collaboration and analytics - and see where you’re already winning, and where you can improve...

Collaboration

Drowning in emails? It’s time for supply chain collaboration software

Still using emails and spreadsheets to collaborate across your supply chain? It's time to use supply chain collaboration software. Here's how...

Market Insights

Red Sea in crisis: the latest reminder of the value of supply chain visibility

The Red Sea crisis and associated disruption to shipping through the Suez Canal highlights the value of supply chain visibility in crisis management.

Product Release

December 2023 product roundup: freight rates, days off quay and new look tracking cards

Our latest releases include ocean container spot rate tracking, days off quay reporting, a new look for shipment cards and SSO support.

Tracking

Market Guide: Choosing the best supply chain visibility software for your business

The ultimate guide to supply chain visibility software, and how to choose the best tool for your business...

Future of Supply Chain

The business case for supply chain visibility

Supply chain visibility delivers strategic and financial benefits that make it one of the best investments a business can make.

Collaboration

Lost and found in Europoort: A supply chain collaboration story

10,000 Magic Kidz Glitter Dolls sitting on a quay at Europoort. Somewhere, something's gone wrong... here's how supply chain collaboration software helps you...

Product Release

October 2023 product roundup: Comments on Live Boards, Doc Manager, warehouse ETAs and more…

Discover a host of new features designed to streamline supply chain collaboration, break down information silos and improve inbound visibility for warehouses.

Sustainability

The power of sustainable supply chains: Everything you need to know to take action and lead the way

Your ultimate guide to sustainable supply chain management, including the best sustainable supply chain software for your business...

Tracking

How to track a shipping container – the easy way

Learn how to remove manual processes from your container tracking and use technology to track everything in one place...

Sustainability

Supply chain decarbonization: A step-by-step voyage to sustainable efficiency

A step-by-step guide for how you can achieve supply chain decarbonization. Clue: it all starts with having full visibility...

Future of Supply Chain

The five phases of AI-powered supply chain automation

Dig into all things supply chain automation and learn how to set up your organisation to reap the benefits of AI.

Future of Supply Chain

The ultimate guide to big data in supply chain management

A robust data infrastructure is foundational to realising the benefits of big data in supply chain management.

Tracking

Supply chain visibility: What it is and why it matters

Controlling supply chain risk goes hand-in-hand with achieving a high level of supply chain visibility. We explore what exactly supply chain visibility means and the benefits of making it a priority.

Case Study

How Fever-Tree uses Beacon to open up their supply chain

Read how Beacon's platform helps Fever Tree improve collaboration and customer lead-times whilst reducing cost

Case Study

How Known uses Beacon to illuminate the dark spots in their customers’ supply chains

Learn how the team at Known improved productivity and efficiency as well as customer satisfaction.

General

What ‘inclusion’ means to us

Learn how Beacon is creating a culture where our employees feel that they belong, and can truly innovate.

Market Insights

Ocean & Air market insights – October 2021

October's latest insights from the world of ocean and air.

Market Insights

Ocean & Air market insights – June 2022

June's latest insights from the world of ocean and air in 2022.

Market Insights

Ocean & Air market insights – May 2022

May's latest insights from the world of ocean and air.

Market Insights

Ocean, Air, Road market insights – April 2022

April's latest insights from the world of ocean, air and road.

Market Insights

Ocean, Air, Road market insights – March 2022

March's latest insights from the world of ocean, air and road.

Market Insights

Ocean, Air, Road market insights – February 2022

February's latest insights from the world of ocean, air and road.

Market Insights

Ocean & Air market insights – December 2021

December's latest insights from the world of ocean and air.

Market Insights

Ocean & Air market insights – November 2021

November's latest insights from the world of ocean and air.

General

Diversity, inclusion & belonging at Beacon

Read how we're ensuring the team we’re building and nurturing is inclusive and representative.

Market Insights

Ocean & Air market insights – September 2021

September's latest insights from the world of ocean and air.

Market Insights

Ocean & Air market insights – August 2021

August's latest insights from the world of ocean and air.

Market Insights

Ocean & Air market insights – July 2021

July's latest insights from the world of ocean and air.

Market Insights

Ocean & Air market insights – June 2021

June's latest insights from the world of ocean and air in 2021.

Market Insights

Air market insights – May 2021

May's latest insights from the world of air.

Meet the Team

Meet our Head of Operations, Morgan Landsberger

Hear how Morgan keeps the wheels turning behind the scenes.

General

News from Beacon’s internal Hackathon

Get the lowdown on Beacon's internal Hackathon at our London HQ.

Market Insights

Ocean, Air, Road market insights – January 2022

January's latest insights from the world of ocean, air and road.

Meet the Team

Meet our Lead Product Manager, Kevin Luo

Get to know the people behind our product, meet Kevin 👋

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