Freight Brokers: Disintermediated or Growth Opportunity by Incorporating Technology?

Descartes

Given the current capacity crunch, and the huge amounts of investment capital pouring into transportation and logistics technology, there is tremendous discussion on how technology innovation will impact the industry and, more specifically, 3PLs.

Has Blockchain Reached its RFID Moment?

Supply Chain @ MIT

In 2003 Walmart told suppliers they were required to affix radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to pallets and cases within three years.

Two Important Questions About the Future of Freight Moves

Talking Logistics

Freight tons moving on the nation’s transportation network will grow 40 percent in the next three decades while the value of the freight will almost double, increasing by 92 percent, according to the latest projections by the U.S.

RFID in the Supply Chain: Fizzling Technology or the Future of Effective SCM?

Cerasis

In 2003, Walmart announced that all of its suppliers would need to have Radio frequency identification (RFID) tags on all pallets and cases by 2006. Wal-Mart CIO Linda Dillman oversaw the implementation of the retailer’s first electronic product code (EPC) compliance program in 2003, and by the end of 2006, Wal-Mart had deployed RFID chips on pallets for its top 100 vendors and suppliers. appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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Early ‘Internet of Things’ Pilots Proved Supply Chain Benefits of RFID Pallets

Supply Chain Network

Two early pilots were facilitated by Supply Chain Network and carried out in 2003 and 2006 with both representing successful demonstrations of the potential supply chain benefits available through end to end ‘Internet of Things’ supply chain implementations. Emerging Trends Freight & Transportation Grocery Logistics Information Technology Matrix Commerce New Ideas

LTL Carrier Profile: UPS Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Now, UPS has aggressively grown into freight and other transportation solutions through a series of strategic acquisitions. The latest addition to this portfolio includes LTL and truckload freight services, which complements UPS’s global capabilities to provide customers a single source for multiple modes of transportation. were rebranded to the UPS Store brand in 2003. In 2005, UPS acquired the less-than-truckload (LTL) trucking company Overnite Transportation.

Walmart again Raises Chargeback Stakes

Enterra Insights

Back in 2003, Zeiger wrote, “In some cases, [suppliers insist], the requirements are petty, arbitrary or even illogical. ” Logistics – “To control one of a business’s largest costs after wages, why not use Transport as a Percentage of Sales with OTIF to ensure service levels remain while costs are driven down?” Retailer compliance initiatives can lead to efficiency,” HighBeam Research, 1 October 2003. [3]

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9 Apps in 2 Days: Business App Development Acceleration

AIMMS

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Christian Olsen, Head of Business Development at Höegh, a leading global shipping company specializing in vehicle transportation services. In 2003 I moved from the United States to Norway and started to work for Höegh Autoliners.

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The Rise of Networks as Market Goliaths

Supply Chain @ MIT

The difficulty of competing with an existing network was clearly demonstrated when DHL entered the US domestic market in 2003 in an attempt to compete with the UPS (and FedEx) networks, only to exit in 2008 after suffering heavy losses. Airport hubs an example of network economics in action.

How the Terra Acquisition Fits Into the Future Supply Chain

E2open

Campbell Soup was the first company to adopt demand sensing in 2003. Terra is the industry leader in demand solutions, including demand sensing, inventory optimization and transportation forecasting. How the Terra Acquisition Fits Into the Future Supply Chain. brooke. Tuesday 24 May 2016. Robert F. Byrne, VP and GM, Forecasting Solutions, E2open. This is probably not a surprise but supply chains are inherently multi-enterprise.

CSR: Small Is Beautiful

EcoVadis

Founded in 2003 and with only 15 employees onboard, human resources firm Kenseo is one such business. Out of the 50,000 companies on the EcoVadis platform, some 7,000 are located in France. Around 16 percent of them are very small businesses with up to 25 employees.

CSR: Does Size Really Matter?

EcoVadis

Founded in 2003 and with only 15 employees onboard, human resources firm Kenseo is one such business. Out of the 50,000 companies on the EcoVadis platform, some 7,000 are located in France. Around 16 percent of them are very small businesses with up to 25 employees.

Notes from ProcureCon Indirect West at the Wigwam in Phoenix Arizona

Supply Chain View from the Field

Anu discussed how when she signed contracts for her house she bought in 2003, it involved 80 signatures. I also met with a firm that specializes in negotiating third party contracts with transportation providers, ACSPE. Had a great time today speaking at the ProcureCon conference in Phoenix today, and spent a good deal of time talking to a number of the different solutions providers in the vendor area.

Viral Reaction: Zika and the Supply Chain

Elementum

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), which impacted parts of Asia, North America and Europe in late 2002 and early 2003, has resulted to a contagion effect in Asia, a continent considered to be an electronics hub.

LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight

The Logistics of Logistics

Yellow Transportation was founded in 1924 by A.J. purchased Roadway in 2003. Yellow Transportation and Roadway formally merged to create YRC Worldwide in 2009. Transportation Company profile YRC Freight LTL Carrier Profile YRC Freight history YRC Freight info YRC Freight information YRC Freight Overview YRC Freight profile YRC Freight trucks LTL Carrier Profile: YRC Freight. YRC Freight is the third largest less than truckload (LTL) carrier with approximately $3.2B

The Top Dozen Supply Chain Innovations of All-Time

Operations and Supply Chain Management

The Kiva Robotic Picking System: The idea for the orange AGV-like robots that bring inventory to order pickers was first conceived in 2003 by CEO Mick Mountz, and with the help of some MIT professors Kiva brought the technology to market less than two-years later. 9: 3M’s Transportation Load Control Center: In 1982, 3M, like every other company, had to leave transportation decisions to each plant and distribution center. First Thoughts.

Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt Receives Sustainability Award at Clean50 Summit in Toronto

Freightera

This means a lot to everyone at Freightera, an online marketplace that brings together businesses that need to ship freight and transport companies that move it. ” The other answer was in shifting freight to the lowest emission transportation mode.

Conscious Clothing? Why Fashion's Going Green

Material Handling & Logistics

Nearly twice as much apparel was sold in 2017 than in 2003. The facilities work to the highest environmental and social standards and as they produce locally, there is less damage from transporting goods long distances.

What Carriers Want: Lessons from a 5-Star Broker

DAT Solutions

AFN (formerly known as Advantage Freight Network) was founded in 2003, and now has more than 200 employees in the Chicago area. AFN offers 3PL services for full-truckload (van and reefer) and LTL, and specializes in arranging transportation of high-value, high-risk freight. If you’re a freight broker or 3PL without trucks, you know that your biggest asset is the carriers you use.

The Weight of Memory

Tailwind

In the logistics industry, we work to pick up things, transport things, and deliver things. And to do this effectively we must weigh things to transport, and transport safely. The post The Weight of Memory appeared first on Tailwind Transportation Software.