The Trends Shaping Supply Chain and Logistics: Takeaways from Descartes Evolution 2017

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Which is why a drone took flight from the stage during Ryan’s keynote address at the Descartes Evolution 2017 Conference a couple of weeks ago and broadcast real-time video of the audience as it flew across the front of the hall. Descartes (@DescartesSG) March 28, 2017. million in FY 2017 (net income has grown from $12.0 If you’re a 3PL, for example, you can monitor markets for opportunities to sell and gain insights on the competitive landscape.

What Are the Trends in Last Mile Logistics?

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To gain a competitive advantage in last mile logistics, shippers need to understand the top seven trends in last mile logistics. Unfortunately, the tech landscape is riddled with cases of supply chain disruptors failing, but the trend is clear and shows little indication of regression. The use of Uber-like apps implies another impact and trend in last mile logistics, the use of smart technology for tracking purposes.

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2017 Distribution Industry Outlook

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In 2017, low interest rates, consumer spending and growth in e-commerce will continue the trend for a strong year in the warehousing industry. Distribution Supply Chain 3plIn 2016, demand for warehouse space reached a record high as shippers continued to expand their operations, or adapt to the changing e-commerce and fulfillment environment 1.

This Week in Logistics News (November 13-17, 2017)

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Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 15, 2017. The post This Week in Logistics News (November 13-17, 2017) appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. 3PL Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Supply Chain Technology Trends This Week in News Transportation Management blockchain Chainalytics electric truck INTTRA MonarchFX project44 SAP Shippeo Shopify Tesla Tesla Semi traffic UPSIn case you’re wondering, I did get selected as a juror this week.

This Week in Logistics News (October 9-13, 2017)

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3PL Mergers/Acquisitions Robots Supply Chain Technology Trends This Week in News Transportation Management Amazon Bpost CXS DAT North American Freight Index Deutsche Post-DHL driverless cars driverless trucks drones FAA Hyperloop One Radial Richard Branson SMC3 U.S. I’m on borrowed time this morning, so let’s go straight to the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: DAT Freight Index Hits All-Time High in September.

5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

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Trend #1: Customers Buying Experience Not Products. According to the Geodis 2017 Supply Chain Worldwide Survey , organizations that invest more in supply chain see greater EBIT (earnings before income tax) in their business. #2 However, today considering inventory across the supply chain (at suppliers, in-transit, at customers, with 3PL partners) needs to be much more dynamic. Trend #3: Serving Every Customer with their Own Optimized Micro Supply Chain.

This Week in Logistics News (March 20-24, 2017)

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Moving on to this week’s supply chain and logistics news… Walmart Secures Patent for Drones to Carry Products Inside Stores (Digital Trends). Cass Truckload Linehaul Index (February 2017). January 2017 North American Freight Numbers. billion in current dollars in January 2017, a 6.7 billion from January 2016 to January 2017. and Mexico by all modes in January 2017 was electrical machinery, of which $7.4

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Outsourcing Technology to 3PLs: 9 Reasons Why Manufacturers Will Continue to Invest

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The age of internal IT departments is drawing to a close, and the role of outsourced technologies will have a lasting impact in coming years In fact, more off-site IT investments into such companies will become a standard practice throughout 2017, and you need to know why. Another factor in the 3PL Revolution is gaining a competitive advantage in the global market. Disparate Systems Require a Partnering 3PL That Can Bring Harmony and Integration to All. 3PL Technology

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

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And if you require the support of your technology and 3PL partners to accomplish your initiatives, then you should attend their user conferences and schedule meetings with their senior executives to let them know what’s working well and what improvements they can make to better serve you. Below is a short list of the supply chain and logistics conferences scheduled for 2017. Happy learning and networking in 2017! GT Nexus : Bridges 2017 , July 10-12, New York, New York.

The Top 7 Manufacturing Blog Posts from 2017

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We will feature over the next 5 business days each category's most viewed posts over the course of 2017. These will only contain posts written in 2017. There were approximately 220 blog posts in 2017, and over 360,000 page views on those posts alone. Top Manufacturing Blog Posts for 2017. This year there was a major focus on the upcoming trends, emerging technology, and sustainability.

The Digital Supply Chain Demands the Use of Smart Supply Chain Technologies

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Meanwhile, the mountain of data gathered by the 3PL from the deployment of a cost-effective transportation management-as-a-service ( TMSaaS ) system, like the Cerasis Rater, can provide insights into operations not previously possible. Information collected from smart devices and technologies can be leveraged to create new key performance indicators and identify trends or possible issues within the supply chain.

Greater Supply Chain Savings Thanks to Transportation Management

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Why Work With a 3PL? Some companies continue to resist the 3PL revolution. In fact, the primary reasons for working with a 3PL include the following: 3PLs help companies grow and meet demands of new, emerging or recently developed markets. Ultimately, working with a 3PL lowers total costs and reduces the occurrence of supply chain errors. In other words, partnering with a 3PL can be a major driver of supply chain savings to your bottom line.

LTL Rates, Capacity, and Fuel: The General Outlook for 2017

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Rebounding freight volumes and the proximity of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate are set to change the industry in 2017, reports Sean Kilcarr of FleetOwner. Unlike the all-time highs of 2014, 2017 will reveal an industry on the cusp of restoring order and LTL rates to acceptable, reasonable levels. But, the most significant impacts of 2017 will be felt in these four areas. . This will be the most important trend to watch in 2017.

Top 15 Biggest 3PLs in the US - 2017

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are now using at least one 3PL in their operations. Armstrong's research reveals that 90% of domestic FORTUNE 500 companies use at least one 3PL; that represents a significant gain over the past 15 years, when only 46% of the companies had a relationship with a 3PL, so the number has almost doubled since the turn of the century. In fact, the larger a company is, the more likely it is that it will have at least one 3PL contract.

Redefining the Model for Third Party Logistics (3PL) Innovation

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Over the past 30 years, the 3PL industry has gone through tremendous transformation. The shifts in manufacturing and retail business models, enhanced delivery models, such as last mile and click and collect, along with the innovative advances in technologies, have created significant opportunities for 3PL companies. These trends continue to drive costs up, while productivity improvements are relatively mild. Take Your 3PL Business to the Next Stage.

The changing role of IT organizations in supply chain management

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As bulk of the action in enterprises shifted from within the four walls of the company to outside the company due to increased use of contract manufacturing and third party logistics (3PL), traditional technologies built on ERP foundation came up short. They are constantly tuned into the shifting business and technology trends and are focused on bringing capabilities business will benefit from.

Is fulfilment still a FMCG core competency?

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The reasons and impacts of this trend may point to the future of distribution in the e-commerce age. CPG companies are considered among the leaders in supply chain trends in manufacturing. Names like Proctor & Gamble and Unilever are perennially atop the Gartner Top 25 Supply Chains, and represent 9 of the Top 25 in 2017. It’s not necessarily true that moving to a 3PL will be cheaper. Blogs 3PL CPG FMCG Outsourcing Ralf Seifert Richard Markoff supply chain

The 6 Trends Third Party Logistics Service Providers Will Drive to Empower Shipper Success in 2017

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2017 will not be a bed of roses for third party logistics service providers, nor will the coming year be filled with thorns in the sides of major supply chain entities. By understanding how the industry will evolve throughout 2017, you can prepare your organization for the challenges and opportunities that will come. Take a moment to think about how these remaining six trends will impact the shipping and freight industry as a new administration takes control. 3PL Logistics

Do You Have a Proactive Supply Chain Design or a Reactive One?

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Factors like global trade and a customization trend in manufacturing have altered the “straight shot” supply chain forever. This is why it’s essential to rely on a holistic 3PL for expert advice and guidance. Your 3PL partner, for example, can recommend where your distribution centers should be placed to meet that goal, and adjust those recommendations later if your needs change.

5 Reasons Supply Chain & Logistics Content Marketing is Vital for Businesses

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If you publish thought-provoking blog posts about industry trends , you can earn a reputation as a thought leader in the space. Or 3PL Cerasis , who gained 98 customers from its content marketing efforts? Content marketing is a form of inbound marketing in which vendors publish digital content to attract customers who are searching for products and services like theirs.

Collaboration in the Automotive Industry: Enabling Intelligent IT-Managed Supply Chains

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In his previous position, Chris was a Senior Account Manager for the Nolan Transportation Group, a 3PL based in Atlanta, GA. Cloud/SaaS Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - AXIT Supply Chain Technology Trends automotive industry AXIT cloud collaborationWhen you consider the increasing complexity of the automotive supply chain, collaboration continues to play an important role.

The Digital Transformation of Supply Chains

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What is different today compared to the late 90s and early 2000s when the Internet, Web, and dotcoms triggered their own business transformations? […] 3PL Past Episode Past Episode - CH Robinson Supply Chain Technology Trends AI artificial intelligence C.H. Chad Lindbloom, Chief Information Officer at C.H. Robinson discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What does “digital transformation” mean in the context of supply chain management?

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How Advancing Technology in Transportation Management Highlight the Growing Trucking Driver Shortage

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These trends held true throughout the year and led to innovative solutions, including greater emphasis on new technologies and software applications. The electronic logging devices (ELD) mandate, which some thought might be repealed or delayed further, was only reiterated with a set compliance date of December 18, 2017, reports the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ( FMCSA ). The outlook for 2017 with respect to this mandate is not likely to change either.

Warehouse of the Future: The Adoption of Technology within the Distribution Center – Part 2 of 3

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In the future, we see a trend to increasingly develop and implement technologies that address the need to improve both efficiency and cycle times inside DCs. 3PL Logistics Supply Chain innovation technology warehouse of the futureIn part 1 of this blog series, we took a look at how innovation is changing the supply chain and the evolution of different warehouse types and processes.

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The New Value Equation in Contract Logistics

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Customers are more educated today in terms of what they expect from their third-party logistics (3PL) partners,” said Boring. Gone are the days where a customer could hire a 3PL and as long as the provider was receiving and shipping their product and doing an okay job they could fly under the radar. What’s driving this trend? 3PL Episode Highlights e-commerce Kenco Group logistics outsourcing procurement supply chain visibility

4 Questions to Ask to Take Your Supply Chain to the Next Level

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Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - CH Robinson Supply Chain & Logistics Trends 3PL C.H. Businesses go through many stages. At inception, business might be simple and consist of serving only a few local customers. Then growth—perhaps from new customers or a new product—adds complexity.

The Growing Focus on Last-Mile Delivery

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3PL Episode Highlights Retail Trends Supply Chain & Logistics Trends Transportation Management last-mile delivery logistics Retail Transplace

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3 Steps to Achieving Predictive Logistics

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Similarly, a 3PL applies AI to predict with a higher-degree of confidence and accuracy the ETA for door delivery and inland location. 3PL Guest Commentary Guest Commentary - ClearMetal Supply Chain Technology Trends AI artificial intelligence ClearMetal machine learning ocean carriers predictive logisticsA reporter recently asked me how, in my view, the shipping industry would make money in the coming years.

Supply Chain Trial by Jury

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I received an email yesterday from a 3PL executive. 3PL Just for Fun Supply Chain & Logistics Trends jury duty logistics S&OP supply chainAuthor’s note: I have jury duty today. The last time I reported for jury duty, seven years ago this month, I got selected as a juror for a murder trial and spent almost three weeks in court. Those were also the first three weeks of me going off on my own and starting my own company.

Redefining the Model for Third Party Logistics (3PL) Innovation

BlueYonder

Over the past 30 years, the 3PL industry has gone through tremendous transformation. The shifts in manufacturing and retail business models, enhanced delivery models, such as last mile and click and collect, along with the innovative advances in technologies, have created significant opportunities for 3PL companies. These trends continue to drive costs up, while productivity improvements are relatively mild. Take Your 3PL Business to the Next Stage.

U.S. Retail Sales Outpace Forecast, Bringing Glad Tidings for Holiday 2017

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Target’s Shipt Acquisition Reflects Changing Fulfillment Trends. Target has been ramping up same-day delivery offerings in 2017; in August, it acquired Grand Junction, a startup that connects retailers to carriers. 3PL Retail Supply Chain friday in 5 fulfillment retail staffing TeslaFriday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date. This week: U.S.

Top Trends in 2017 – Are you a stand out 3PL?

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As 2017 comes to a close, the dynamic nature of the food and beverage industry continues to shape organizations. According to Statista , 2017 revenue in the food and beverages industry including fresh and packaged foods, fruits, vegetables, pasta, snacks, sweets, refrigerated and frozen food; soft drinks and alcoholic drinks in the U.S.

Electronic Logging Devices: Are You Prepared?

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Technology continues to shape the way the supply chain evolves and transportation is no exception to this trend. Supply Chain Transportation 3pl Technology Truck DriversElectronic Logging Devices: Are You Prepared? In February 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced the implementation of mandatory electronic logging devices (ELDs) to track a driver’s hours of service (HOS). Hours of service provide. Read More.

Food Trends That Could Have an Impact in 2021

Zipline Logistics

Food trends had an interesting 12 months as things changed quite a bit throughout the course of COVID-19. Right now, we are seeing a shift away from the big box brand purchasing that defined the spring of 2020 to food trends more in line with what we have seen over the past several years.

Collaborative Supply Chain Innovation: Bringing Solutions to Market Faster

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3PL Episode Highlights Retail Supply Chain Technology Trends chargebacks Kenco Innovation Labs mobile technologies retail compliance Smart Gladiator supply chain innovationIn supply chain and logistics, there’s always a new problem to solve or a new opportunity to go after, which often involves some form of innovation — whether it’s a process innovation, a technology innovation, or both.