This Week in Logistics News (October 22-26, 2018)

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I found out this past Monday when I went out for my final training ride before shipping my bike to Santa Fe, NM for the JDRF Ride to Cure. Target offers free 2-day shipping this holiday (USA Today). Uber Ambitiously Eyes 2021 for Food-Delivery Drones Launch (WSJ – sub.

Going Green | Green Shipping Practices in the Trucking Industry


New studies on the effects of climate change over the last decade have prompted authorities to take measures for reducing the carbon footprint in all industries, including the shipping industry. Going Green | Green Shipping Practices in the Trucking Industry .

Tackling the eCommerce Pick, Pack, and Shipping Process


By 2021, that number is expected to reach $4.5 Storing, picking, and shipping to individual consumers is vastly different from storing, picking, and shipping to company-owned stores. Others considerations include: A wider variety of shipping options. Unlike bulk shipping, where trucks haul multiple pallets to a single destination, e-commerce allows individual customers to choose their own preferred shipping provider.

The top 3PL providers for eCommerce in the USA


billion by 2021, the writing is on the wall: eCommerce in the US isn’t going anywhere. Logistics eCommerce ShippingWith eCommerce sales in the United States reaching USD$360.3 billion in 2016 and projected to surpass US$603.4

The Future of the Supply Chain is More Warehouses, Everywhere


By 2021, $4.5 Not only are the remaining e-commerce companies forced to compete against each other, the must also complete against the e-commerce giant to offer amenities such as low prices, one-click ordering, and one- or two-day shipping.

Welcome to 2019: 5 Retail Trends You Need to Know Now

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According to Retail Dive , last year, direct-to-consumer brands captured more market share based on those essential differentiators – product quality, convenience and fast and free shipping.

Rakuten Super Logistics expands national presence into six additional US markets


By 2021, worldwide retail e-commerce sales are projected to be 4.9 At the same time, customers are demanding shorter shipping timelines. RSL will be employing state-of-the-art technology in all six new facilities. In 2018, RSL began deploying 'order fulfilment robots', developed by inVia Robotics, in its facilities nationwide and will be expanding with inVia's automation technology in the new warehouses.

How to Change Your Inventory Management Strategy in the Omnichannel Era


According to Forbes, about 70 percent of retailers will be investing in IoT technologies by 2021, with over 30 billion IoT devices. Companies with fast-growing e-commerce sales should have direct fulfillment centers for faster shipping. The U.S.

7 Trends Propelling TMS Solutions to Center Stage


2017 will be the year of renewed focus and interest in adopting newer transportation management systems (TMSs) to boost productivity and find the biggest cost savings among shipping transportation providers. However, global use of the TMS is expected to have a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of seven percent between 2017 and 2021. Thus, companies using legacy-only systems will soon be unable to compete in a global shipping market.

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The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics


billion by the end of 2021. The tech is having a holistic impact on the way we ship – and the forthcoming years and decades are sure to bring more collaboration between logistics companies and startups to deliver even more cutting-edge advancement.

FedEx Getting into the Bulky Game

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Two decades ago, the idea of purchasing items online to be shipped to your house was still something many people were uncomfortable about. When eCommerce first became viable, the shipping industry began to experience a boom in business. Freight Shipping

Bringing Augmented Reality to Supply Chain


The shipping industry has also applied AR. million by 2021, almost double from 2016’s 10 million. by 2021 compared to US $2.1B

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This Week in Logistics News (August 27-31, 2018)

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Toyota invests $500 million in Uber, will partner to deliver self-driving cars by 2021 (USA Today). Ware2Go’s cloud-based platform and solution provides merchants with seamless end-to-end order fulfillment – storage, pick/pack fulfillment and shipping – with guaranteed two-day delivery by UPS.

6 Tips for Improving Warehouse and Distribution Center Efficiency

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billion industry, and it’s expected to balloon to $22 billion by the year 2021. As you collect all this data on the shipping containers and products moving in and out of your facility, you can save time by sending that info right to your company’s inventory management software.

Long-Haul Trucking: The First and Best Use Case for a Level 5 Self-Driving Vehicles


Transportation has been the source of some of the greatest innovations in human history from the invention of the wheel to automobiles, ships , trains, planes, and rockets. Ford is working on Level 4 self-driving taxis , planned for 2021. Think of the local driver similar to that of a maritime pilot who maneuvers large ships into and out of congested ports.

Supply Chain Transformation is a Journey not a Destination

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Beadle reports, “By 2021, one in 10 warehouse workers in established economies will be replaced by autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). And autonomous cargo ships are also being planned. … IBM announced a new partnership with Maersk in January 2018, which will implement a blockchain-backed electronic shipping system on an international scale. The system has the potential to cut billions of dollars in annual spending on behalf of the global shipping industry.

What is the Best E-Commerce Order Fulfillment Service for You? Amazon FBA or 3PL?

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dollars in 2016 to just over 485 billion US dollars in 2021. Amazon Prime customers are eligible for 2-Day Shipping, Free Shipping and other benefits. If you sign up your products for Amazon Prime, your products are eligible for free shipping, too. Subscribe Here!

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Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?


The CEO of the company behind the test (Hyperloop One) estimates that the system will be transporting cargo by 2019 and passengers by 2021. The possibility of shipping goods at near-hypersonic speeds would obviously allow Supply Chains to be nimbler and more responsive.

Retailers must 'go the extra mile' to overcome inefficient and unprofitable delivery models


The report found that 97% of organizations believe that current last-mile delivery models are not sustainable for full scale implementation across all locations, and that free shipping costs cannot be maintained unless delivery costs are reduced through automation.

Will Robotics Emerging Technology Improve Logistical Efficiency?


We’ve automated ourselves out of shopping and shipping. Will Robotics Improve Efficiency? The Data Says “Yes” As Industries Plan Using Far More Robots In Supply Chain.

Three Mega Trends Driving Supply Chain Transformations


In fact, according to Statistica’s research, ecommerce sales are expected to increase 246% by 2021, to $4.5

Let's Get Digital: Supply Chains Are Going to Get Smarter in 2018

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By 2021, 20% of the top manufacturers will depend on a secure backbone of embedded intelligence, using IoT, blockchain, and cognitive systems, to automate large-scale processes and speed execution times by up to 25%.

Responding to Disruptive Delivery Models & Rising e-Commerce in APAC

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trillion in 2021, with this region leading the global mobile commerce adoption. same-day) services on parcel shipping. With global giants like Amazon and Alibaba using their supply chains as a way to gain a competitive advantage, smaller retailers risk being left behind. . The estimated value of the global e-commerce market for consumer goods has grown by 16% over the past year, with a total annual spend in 2017 reaching almost US$1.5 trillion.

Most Important E-Commerce Logistics Trends To Watch


Because global e-commerce retail sales are expected to exceed 6 trillion dollars by 2021 every business wants to be a leader in their own niches. Shipping will definitely change in the upcoming years.

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Trends That Will Revolutionize Logistics in 2018

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By 2021, as much as 25% of the large global companies will be piloting or using AI and blockchain-based automation in transactional procurement. With the advent of digitalization, the supply chain industry is getting a complete makeover.

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Global electric vehicle demand drives scramble for fresh supplies of vital metals


Bloomberg New Energy Finance estimates that China will produce 70% of the world's electric-vehicle batteries by 2021. Not only is the DRC difficult from a labor-rights perspective, the country also has a long history of violence and an inconsistent record of shipping mineral resources.

Connecting the Dots on Amazon's patents in Logistics


When a package is ready to be shipped a sound will be emitted to propel the package to the surface where it may be picked up by an employee, robot, or drone. By 2021, Cowen and Co.,

Cloud Solutions for Global Trade and Transportation Execution


billion in 2021. A cloud-based shipping logistics platform helps you avoid compliance missteps and costly penalties. QAD Precision provides global trade management, transportation execution and multi-carrier shipping software solutions from a single, integrated platform.

Technologies are changing the Logistics Picture

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“We may still be a long way away from a future where trucks and ships will be controlled by artificial intelligence (AI) alone,” he writes. In another article, Nahata predicts, “By 2021, 25% of large global companies will be piloting or using artificial intelligence automation in transactional procurement.”[5] Supply chain professionals are like the military’s special forces.

The Top 5 Impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Logistics!

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billion by the end of 2021. The tech is having a holistic impact on the way we ship – and the forthcoming years and decades are sure to bring more collaboration between logistics companies and startups to deliver even more cutting-edge advancement. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Blog post originally published by Adam Robinson on [link]. Permission to publish here provided by Adam Robinson.

Four Truths About DC Robots, Jobs, And Warehouse Execution


Gartner recently predicted that by 2021 “one in 10 warehouse workers in established economies will be replaced by autonomous mobile robots (AMRs).” Many articles about robots in the distribution center include predictions of large scale job losses.

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Your Guide to Multichannel Selling


trillion in 2021. This can involve providing great service, fast or free shipping, offering competitive prices and a user-friendly website. What is multichannel selling? Multichannel selling allows customers to shop and purchase through whichever channel they prefer.

9 Trucking Regulations To Know That Are Impacting Shippers


Trucking regulations and Safety measures have become primary concerns for the modern shipping and logistics industry. Shippers need to consider phasing out older trucks in favor of more fuel-efficient models, and by 2021, shippers must have marked reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.

How to Scale Your Business with a 3PL

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trillion in 2021.” The 3PL will stack (on shelves), pack, and ship out your product (with your labels), and the tracking information will be sent to you. It’s a far simpler process with individuals that are experts at the packing and shipping game.

Manufacturing and Cyber Security: A 5 Step Process to Create Internal and Customers’ Peace of Mind


According to Andy Szal , the global cyber security market will grow between 20 and 25 percent annually through 2021. For example, a manufacturer may use Cerasis to maintain cyber security in transportation management systems , as well as in other parts of shipping processes.