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Ways to think about the Supply Chain of the Future: Artificial Intelligence

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Since about 2012 there’s been a massive influx of VC funding that has been poured into startups to revolutionise logistics and supply chains.

Disrupting Logistics: 4 Innovative Blockchain Startups to Watch in 2018

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Source: The Daily Dot. The global logistics market is predicted to reach US 15.5 trillion in 2023. The world runs on trade and traditionally the industry has been plagued by inefficient processes, middlemen, and archaic technology.

Pokemon Go is coming to a warehouse near you!

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The Pokemon Go phenomenon, which has exceeded 500 million downloads worldwide , highlights the possibilities of augmented reality (AR) not just for gaming, but also for use in the supply chain.

Rebuild Your Supply Chain With the IoT

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Guest Post by Blue Label Labs This is a guest post from Catherine Metcalf with Blue Label Labs , a mobile, tablet, watch, TV and AR/VR app design, development and marketing agency.

Discover 4 Use Cases for Applying AI to Your Recruiting Processes

Recruitment AI technology uncovers the most qualified candidates. This technology automates recruiting routines and facilitates natural conversations, resulting in higher productivity and a better candidate experience. Download the eBook to learn more!

Compelling Use Cases for Drones in Today’s Supply Chain

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Although the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration recently announced new rules for commercial drones, there is still not a clear short-term path for mass deliveries of packages via drone.

The 2016 Techgistics Year in Review

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Photo by Oakozhan/iStock / Getty Images. 2016 was an incredible year for tech in logistics as companies both large and small are working on some transformative technologies not just for logistics, but for society as a whole.

Ways to think about Last Mile Delivery

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Last mile delivery is going to change significantly over the next few decades.

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

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In July 2016 , inspired by Elon Musk’s Master Plan, Part Deux , I laid out a concept for self-driving vehicles for long-haul trucking. I thought I would expand upon that concept in this post. 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. These innovations have profoundly impacted how we move around, how we trade, and how quickly and cost effectively this all happens.

Can a Start-up save the World’s Largest Retailer

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Walmart acquired jet.com , an aggressive eCommerce player founded in 2014 to take on Amazon, for $3.3 Walmart is a distant second to Amazon in online sales in the US - $14 billion compared to $63 billion for Amazon.

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How ClearMetal Customers Stay a Day Ahead of the Competition

Every shipper in the world receives alerts that their shipment arrived at port 1.5 days after it actually happened. ClearMetal customers get alerted 31 hours earlier. Learn how ClearMetal is giving their customers a competitive advantage nobody else can.

The Evolution of Retail Distribution

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E-commerce is a major driver for global change in the logistics industry.

Onfleet and a Last Mile Delivery Platform

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Source: Onfleet. The local last mile delivery market is a fragmented one with about 7,500 courier and parcel delivery companies in the U.S. alone.

Connecting the Dots on Amazon's patents in Logistics

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I've dug into Amazon's patent filings over the last five years and mined the patent titles for keywords related to inventory and logistics.

A Blockchain Primer for Logistics and Supply Chain

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The blockchain is a fascinating technology innovation that has the potential to disrupt many different industries. Here is a brief primer on the technology and potential use cases in supply chain and logistics. What is a Blockchain?

Optimize Supply Chain Network Capacity Utilization for Manufacturing Competitiveness

Download a complimentary copy of this Gartner report and get best practices to sustain agility and set the stage for growth. More and more companies are using advanced analytics as an enabler to handle demand variability, reign in network complexity, and improve decision making around capacity planning. Will you be among them? Insights you will gain from this report: How you can best structure decision-making around capacity planning. How to design your network to deal with rising complexity and overflows. How to leverage prescriptive analytics to make decisions around desired trade-offs. How to deal with change management and governance.

Miami Vacation Cottage AirBnB

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After a day out in Miami, you’ll need some quiet time in your tranquil tropical backyard to recharge for another day of unparalleled fun. Heading to Miami for a conference, Art Basel, South Beach, the Design District, or Wynwood Arts District?

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Amazon on the hunt for Warehousing Space in Australia

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The Sydney Morning Herald reported today that Amazon is looking for warehouse space in Sydney's west. Reminds me of a great quote from Richard Goyder , Wesfarmer Managing Director, when speaking of the threat Amazon poses to Australia retailers: Amazon will eat all our breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. I couldn't agree more; retailers in Australia should be worried, very worried. According to a recent survey , more than 50% of U.S.

Amazon Go and the Jobless Future in Retail

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Source: Amazon. Amazon is testing a retail store without check-outs; instead, you simply tap your phone when you enter and 'machine learning and computer vision' track what you pick up and let you just walk out.

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Amazon’s Moat Widens: The Dominance of Amazon in one Chart

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Everyone knows that Amazon dominates the U.S. eCommerce retail market, but exactly how well are they doing? According to data from Slice Intelligence , which scanned more than 1 million digital shopping receipts, Amazon accounted for 46 percent of all online spending in the U.S.

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Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. This eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

The Amazonification of Logistics

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The evolution of eCommerce has had a dramatic impact on both retail and logistics. Much of the changes have been spearheaded by Amazon who are largely responsible for shaping customer behavior and driving customer expectations around delivery.

Uber is a Logistics Platform, Not A Car Service

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Last week Uber announced that they would begin testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh and that they had acquired Otto , a 90-person start-up that focuses on technology for self-driving trucks. Otto develops sensors and radars that can be quickly outfitted onto existing trucks.

Chinese eCommerce Company Launches Drone Deliveries

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While the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration recently announced new regulations for commercial drones which is not bringing package deliveries any closer, online Chinese retailer JD.com successfully used drones to deliver packages to rural areas in the northern Jiangsu provice.

Micro Hubs and Shared Mobility: A Share Economy Concept for Same-Day Delivery

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If you’re like me, you’re probably shopping more online - making smaller orders more often and at the same time expecting fast and free delivery, even if it’s not urgent. The growth of eCommerce has fueled increasingly challenging delivery options for both retailers and major parcel carriers alike.

Your Data Has Value. Learn How Technology Can Unlock It.

Supply chain data is flawed, we all know this. Hear ClearMetal CEO, Adam Compain, talk about how the right technology and strategies will give you better visibility and create value within your supply chain. The ability to move from reactive firefighting to proactive planning is closer than you think.

Logistics Technology Trends That Will Dominate 2017

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Making predictions in technology, even just one year out, are generally an exercise in futility, so this really isn't a forecast for 2017, but more a list of trends that I am interested in and keeping my eye on.

My Entry to the DHL Innovation Challenge

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I entered the 2017 DHL innovation challenge which was a contest to apply the principles of the sharing economy to logistics.

My Entry to the DHL Innovation Challenge

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I entered the 2017 DHL innovation challenge which was geared towards applying the share economy to logistics. The winner of this year’s challenge was Parcelly , a UK startup that provides on-demand collection points to resolve the problems associated with failed deliveries.

Uber Rethinking Transportation

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Travis Kalanick, Uber CEO: I’m excited to announce that Uber has acquired Otto, a 90-plus person technology startup whose mission is to rethink transportation, starting with self-driving trucks. If that sounds like a big deal—well, it is. More and more the world of atoms is interacting with bits. In order to provide digital services in the physical world, we must build sophisticated logistics, artificial intelligence and robotics systems that serve and elevate humanity.

Taking S&OP to the next level with supply chain analytics

Many supply chain leaders realize the potential of analytics but need to see concrete examples. With our 30-year heritage in advanced analytics and our experience with Fortune 500 and mid-size companies, we have plenty of those to share. Sales and operations planning (S&OP) tools are increasingly being adopted by companies and while they enable data visualization and collaboration, they often miss the intelligence to recommend actions that improve your EBITDA. Find out how our self-configurable S&OP solution can help you take S&OP to the next level. This webinar covers: How to get more insights from your S&OP using analytics. How to get more "signals" to identify opportunities and risks which weren't traditionally visible. How to spend less time on data gathering, more time on reflection and discussion. How S&OP coupled with analytics will help you make better decisions than your competition.

Amazon, FedEx and Adjacent Innovation

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Bloomberg Businessweek recently released a report by Devin Leonard, entitled “Will Amazon Kill FedEx?”.

This is the Exciting Future of Augmented Reality

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Guest Post by Y Media Labs This is a guest post from Rae Steinbach at Y Media Labs , an award-winning mobile strategy and application development company based in Silicon Valley. The topic, augmented reality (AR), is of particular interest to me both personally and professionally.

Location, Location, Location: Amazon Buys Whole Foods

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Amazon announced on Friday that it is acquiring Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. This will be Amazon’s largest acquisition to date but the purchase price is just 3% of Amazon’s market cap.

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Amazon's Growing Robot Workforce is 45,000 Strong

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According to a recent report in the Seattle Times , in 2016 Amazon significantly expanded the deployment of Kiva Robots in their fulfillment centers. Amazon acquired Kiva Systems in 2012 and the robots automate the picking and packing process.

The 4 Stages of Supply Chain Analytics

How do you move from “what happened” to “what would happen if”? Most supply chains struggle with the first, and the latter is wishful thinking. What stage are you in? Find out where your supply chain is on the maturity curve.