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A Brief History of WMS in the Supply Chain

Cerasis

The development and history of warehouse management systems (WMSs) have had a profound impact on how the supply chain functions. However, few understand the history of WMS and how it evolved to encompass item tracking, storage data, inbound and outbound shipping, picking and much more. The 19 th Century: The Railroad Becomes a Major Player in Transporting Goods. During the 19 th century, the use of railroads to transport goods long distances had increased.

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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. More recently, with the rise of interconnected systems, the analytics to derive value from those systems seems, and decreased costs, RFID is resurrecting as a solution for increasing supply chain management (SCM), visibility into processes, and reducing inventory tracking costs. RFID Tags Are Resurging in the Supply Chain.

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The State of Supply Chain Trends Part IV: Data Analysis, Wearables, and the Cloud

Cerasis

Modern supply chains are evolving beyond anyone’s expectations due to increased use of cloud-computing technologies, wearables and advanced data analysis. Meanwhile, cloud technology enables companies to expand infrastructure without significant investment or use of resources, reports AXIT of Supply Chain 24/7. In other words, greater access to identical systems prevents organizational silos from inhibiting visibility, asserts Alex Whiteman of Eye For Transport.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. But the modern shipping container has changed much more than one industry. The Shipping Container: Before 1956. Small trucker, Malcom McLean, fumes at slow loading of cargo aboard ship – “There has to be a better way.”.

Combat Rising Transportation Costs and Driver Shortage With Supply Chain Analytics

Savi

Supply Chain Challenges: Freight Volume Rising, Driver Shortage Growing The shipping industry plays a critical role in world economics. Its immense power stems from its ubiquity–in every sector, you will find shipping and a supply chain. An essential component of the shipping industry is trucking, which many companies and industries prefer because of its low cost, refrigeration potential, and fast delivery time.

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 ‘Internet of Things’ implementations. As you can see from the above results the supply chain benefits of utilizing RFID pallets was proven.

Transforming Consumer Value Chains: Navigating The Power Shift to the Shopper

Supply Chain Shaman

Retail was slow to adopt supply chain processes to drive new business models; and as a result, traditional retail redefinition of supply chain processes got caught in the omni-channel hype while Amazon worked its magic to become a market leader. For today’s supply chain leader, the pressures on both operating margin and inventory turns is great. A Closer Look at Consumer Value Chains and the Value of the EACH.

Insights from Elemica reveal 2014 Frankfurt

Talking Logistics

The German team overcame disappointments in 2006 and 2010 to win the World Cup this year, while favorites Spain (the defending champion) and Brazil (the host country) were humbled by the competition. the biggest challenge supply chain and logistics professionals face today is not change, which is something they have always faced, but keeping up with the rapid pace of change across a variety of dimensions — technology, regulations, economic and political landscapes, demographics, and so on.

The History of Supply Chain Management! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

Over the last 100 plus years of the history of supply chain management has evolved from an initial focus on improving relatively simple, but very labor-intensive processes to the present day engineering and managing of extraordinarily complex global networks. History of Supply Chain Management: Roots. Increasingly this is referred to by industry as “Supply Chain Engineering.”. History of Supply Chain Management: The Early Years.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. There are two ways to view the History of Shipping Containers. Below, you can also view the history of shipping containers in one infographic.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Evolution and History of Supply Chain Management

Cerasis

History of Supply Chain Management. Over the last 100 plus years of the history of supply chain management has evolved from an initial focus on improving relatively simple, but very labor-intensive processes to the present day engineering and managing of extraordinarily complex global networks. History of Supply Chain Management: Roots. Increasingly this is referred to by industry as “Supply Chain Engineering.”

Successful Cargo Space Delivery

Freightos

NASA awarded the company a commercial orbital transportation services contract in 2006, to design and demonstrate a launch system to resupply cargo to the ISS. Dragon is the name of the space cargo ship that just delivered 7,000 pounds of freight, including the inflatable room. Spacex’s cargo ship ‘Dragon’ Space Delivery As Science Fiction. A Space cargo ship sounds like science fiction. Looking To Ship On Planet Earth?

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Intelleflex Announces Cellular, GPS-equipped RFID Reader & Cloud-based ZEST™ Data Services Platform

Supply Chain Network

Intelleflex, a leading provider of on-demand data visibility solutions for supply chains and asset tracking, today announced the Intelleflex CMR-6100, the first fully integrated cellular-enabled, GPS-equipped multi-protocol RFID reader with support for the ISO Class 3 battery assisted passive and EPCglobal C1G2 passive standards. Enabling information sharing among supply chain partners, and product traceability records with customers and insurance and financial services companies.

Chain of Custody: The source of control in global supply chains? – IoT Beyond the Buzz

Global Trade Management

Chain of custody is a term often thrown around as a buzzword. In combination with the latest technology hypes like IoT, the chain of custody is magnified to address everything from supply chain security to regulatory compliance. What is chain of custody? How and why is it relevant for supply chains? You may find multiple definitions of a chain of custody by governments, associations, agencies, logistics service providers, shippers.

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How to Create a Truckload Strategy That Works in Any Market

Talking Logistics

Because in supply chains, surprises tend to mean wasted time and added expense. We have been studying truck freight attributes and strategies since 2006. Once you’ve selected a mix of asset-based carriers, the next step is to choose an optimal 3PL to work with as part of your transportation strategy. Transportation involves numerous risks, with responsibility typically landing on the shipper if something goes amiss during transit.

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This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 3, 2014)

Talking Logistics

It’ll come to me eventually, but in the meantime, here’s the news that caught my attention this week: Kewill Acquires the IBM® Sterling Transportation Management System (TMS). Shipping Vendor ABOL Software to Help Retail Customers Drive International Sales. Shipping startup Shyp comes to New York and soon Miami (VentureBeat). UPS, FedEx Want Retailers to Get Real on Holiday Shipping (WSJ – sub.

Where Do We Go From Here? Taking a Look at the 2016 State of Logistics Report

Cerasis

Instead, annual transportation costs rose continued to rise by 5.5 GDP has changed since 2006. Transportation and Storage Cost Insights From the 2016 State of Logistics. Changes in transportation and storage of inventory costs made up significant portion of the 2016 SOL. Overall transportation costs rose by 1.3 However, less-than-truckload shipping revenue rose 7 percent and small package shipping rose by 8 percent.

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The Future of Freight and How Brokers Fit In

Cerasis

Although our claim to fame is our web based TMS freight rating technology, the Cerasis Rater , which includes a technology suite of products and integrated managed transportation services , it is in our interest to understand the future of freight and how we as freight brokers fit in. As a freight broker or if you manage freight for a business and are in charge of shipping, you’ve got a lot to juggle. This information will help in predicting shipping times and cutting costs.

Doing Business in Thailand

QAD

Supply Chain Infrastructure for Manufacturing. Thailand’s transportation and communication pathways are well-developed for manufacturing supply chains. The country has a robust network of roads, waterways, rail and air transport, including several major seaports. Shipping. In addition to its well-developed air freight infrastructure, Thailand also has a modern and robust transportation infrastructure of paved roads, rail and waterways.

Freightera’s New Redesign Takes Instant Online Freight Quotes to the Next Level

Freightera

7, 2017 – Just in time for the busy fall shipping season, the Canadian startup serving businesses with instant freight quotes and online bookings unveiled its break-through redesign. Freightera started in Canada and cross-border US-Canada transport and is rapidly expanding in the United States. Among other recent achievements, in its Silicon Valley debut, Freightera won placement in Plug and Play Ventures’ Supply Chain and Logistics Accelerator.