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This Week in Logistics News (January 14-18, 2019)

Talking Logistics

As reported by The Loadstar this week, “Blockchain logistics start-up OpenPort has notified shareholders it is out of funds and intends to proceed with liquidation.” In the meantime, here’s the rest of this week’s supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention: U.S.

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Logistics Industry Responds to Rise and Rise of e-Commerce

BluJay Solutions

The formerly nationalized postal services in Eurozone countries such as the UK, Netherlands, France, Belgium and the Nordic countries have realized they are ideally placed to handle the huge volumes of parcel deliveries and the complexities of e-commerce fulfillment (e.g.

26 logistics professionals reveal the biggest trends in logistics technology

6 River Systems

Logistics can be traced all the way back to the Greek and Roman empires , but it’s undergone several major transformations as new technologies provide opportunities to more efficiently manage the movement and storage of goods. ” Meet Our Panel of Logistics Pros: Brian Jessup.

Digital Freight in 2019: The Next Chapter

Freightos

Ocean carrier overcapacity was generating cripplingly low prices that challenged the viability of their basic business model, global trade was growing, and with it, market competition, and the full scope of Amazon and Alibaba’s approach towards logistics was starting to become apparent.

The State of Digital Freight: The 4×4 Blueprint for Freight 2020

Freightos

It should come as no surprise that we are running out the clock until Amazon competes with more aspects of the logistics industry. They’re licensed to be an ocean freight forwarder, and they’ve bought some aircraft and an airport; and of course they are a huge warehousing player.

Better Spare Parts and Supply Chain Management via 3D Printing

Logistics Bureau

This is a form of supply that takes traditional warehousing and demand planning out of the equation. Opportunity Level 1 – Tactical and Logistical. In this sense, it is like traditional printers that print electronic documents onto paper. There is then no need to store physical objects in a physical warehouse. The ideas above already offer logistical cost reductions and faster time to availability. Supply chain management is a constant juggling act.