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The (Internet of Things) IOT Supply Chain Benefits Now Coming Clearer

Cerasis

The Internet of Things (IoT) seems to be popping up in more conversations throughout the entire supply chain , and more businesses have turned towards IoT experts for guidance on how to take advantage of its benefits. The Internet radically changed how the world communicates. Simple activities and information became instantly available, which eventually led to the creation of the IoT. Most manufacturing processes heavily rely on the use of machinery.

What is the Hyperconnected Era & “The Internet Of Things” and What does it Have to Do with Manufacturing & Logistics?

Cerasis

Hyperconnectivity is the increasing digital interconnection of people – and things – anytime and anywhere. This level of connectivity will have profound social, political and economic consequences, and increasingly form part of our everyday lives, from the cars we drive and medicines we take, to the jobs we do and the governance systems we live in, to even the business technology systems we use. The implication of this capability will be immense.

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Supply Chain Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

In the book, The Living Supply Chain , the authors argue that, “Speeding up the supply chain is at the root of everything that is good: improved revenue, reduced working capital, higher profitability, and less obsolete inventory. Conversely, slowing down the supply chain is at the root of everything that is bad: working capital write-offs, reduced profitability, and slowing revenues.”. Digital transformation of the supply chain will change everything – for the better.

E-Commerce Freight Consolidation & Desconsolidation: Understanding the Role of Intermodal Freight Shipping for Successful E-Commerce Logistics

Cerasis

The world has entered the era of e-commerce, and companies around the globe are struggling to keep up with the trend. For shippers, the best way to handle the e-commerce logistics surge lies in e-commerce freight consolidation and deconsolidation. E-Commerce Growth Is Incompatible With Stagnate Freight Shipping Strategies E-commerce growth can boggle the mind. Faster delivery and decreased freight spend. Track inventory in real time.

Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

There are articles which describe what the future of Supply Chain will be like in 2020, 0r 2025, or even 2030. But is that enough of a far-reaching vision to offer much more than an incremental view of what we see today based on existing technology? Any view of the near future is more likely to describe incremental changes and incremental advancements based on the current knowledge base. So how can all of this be used to shape what happens in Supply Chain?

How AI and the IoT Can Change Transportation Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Analysts predict that by 2020, 75% of new cars will feature IoT connectivity. The percentage increase describes consumer applications, but the idea of connected vehicles should garner interest from other sectors such as shipping, logistics, and transportation. David Poulsen, CutCableToday’s IT expert, says connected, or autonomous, vehicles, are attractive because of the technologies that undergird them. He says AI could impact six areas of operations.

3 Benefits a TMS Provides for Team Collaboration & Inner-Management

Cerasis

Logistics providers must leverage the power of inter-management and team collaboration to continue growth in an industry that’s under a great deal of stress. Let’s take a look at how data and analytics play into collaboration, what benefits can be realized, and how the overall shipping process can be streamlined through the use of a dedicated transportation management system (TMS). This translates into rapid identification of problems and ways to improve processes.

Freight Data Trends for 2019 and How a TMS Will Grow in Value

Cerasis

The application of data can help shippers gain control of shipping costs and make informed decisions, and the top freight data trends for 2019 exemplify how the use of a transportation management system (TMS) can further this cause. Shippers need to consider how the freight data trends will affect dropshipping, omnichannel shipping, reporting capabilities, and much more. The Move to LTL Digital Shipping.

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7 Steps to Pick and Implement Freight Analytics During Peak Season

Intelligent Audit

And that’s without considering the unprecedented demand of the 2020 peak season. A well-thought-out freight analytics plan can make all the difference in maximizing profits, reducing costs, and staying ahead of the competition. Business Intelligence Peak Season freight analytic

Too Much Focus on E-Commerce Shipping Practices? The Important Reminder That Logistics Fundamentals Still Matter

Cerasis

E-commerce growth has become part of the record books. According to Eric Rice of Supply Chain 24/7, e-commerce growth in 2017 grew faster than it has since 2011. E-commerce grew 49 percent, moving from 10 percent of total retail sales to 13 percent. Unfortunately, e-commerce shipping practices, although different from traditional retail shipping, still fall short. What’s Wrong With E-Commerce Shipping Practices? Take advantage of existing storefronts.

Logistics Technology Trends: The Rise of the Machine

Freightos

Earlier this year, we ran a series of articles exploring the future of logistics technology. Many of the experts – Cathy Roberson , Joel Clum and others, are consultants with a 50,000 foot view of the industry. Hall, the president of Track Your Truck. The logistics industry is facing a period of intense change. Internet of Things. List Of The Top Logistics Startups. Freight Insights

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The Digital Transformation in Logistics: Technologies, Barriers and Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

According to a recent survey conducted by Forbes Insights , 65% of logistics, supply chain and transportation executives acknowledge the necessity to revamp existing models and add flexibility to business operations in order to ensure omnichannel delivery, reduce costs and meet the ever-shifting consumer demand. The path to increased operational efficiency and customer satisfaction lies in the digitalization of logistics workflows. INTERNET OF THINGS.

Top 20: The Ultimate Logistics Technology Roundup

Freightos

Feel like you keep on reading headlines about “ the Uber-ificiation of 3D printed big-data drones “? of total tech investments in 2012 to 1.37% in the first half of 2014. We’re here to make some order out of the chaos. We’ve rounded up the top 20 logistics technology innovations changing the way over $18 trillion dollars of goods are shipped annually. Mobile points of sale…and delivery : It’s not just cash registers.

Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2016

Talking Logistics

And business relationships did not become more Vested this year — if anything, they reverted back to being “win-lose” arrangements (see Walmart’s Message to Suppliers: Talk to the Hand and The High Cost of Poor Supplier Relationships ). But some of my other predictions did hit the mark or came close. How will transportation, inventory, and sourcing policy decisions change in light of this cheap oil environment? Of course, what happens in the U.S.

Is Your Supply Chain A Cost Centre or a Value Creator?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out Brand Protection – The Definitive Role of the Supply Chain! From planning to negotiating to buying, from moving goods to processing goods, and from managing data to managing inventory. These responsibilities are at the core of making your company run. And how do you increase the value of Supply Chain in the eyes of your Executives and other functions? Now the role of Supply Chain is certainly different from one industry to the next.

This Week in Logistics News (March 30 – April 3, 2015)

Talking Logistics

Wal-Mart Scaling Back Free Shipping to Shoppers in Canada ( BloombergBusiness ). IBM says to invest $3 billion in ‘Internet of Things’ unit ( Reuters ). DOT unveils new version of GROW AMERICA Act ( Logistics Management ). January 2015 North American Freight Numbers. Now it is my pleasure to welcome you [LogicTools customers] as full members to your new global LLamasoft community of supply chain designers.

Supply Chain and E-Commerce: How Is E-Commerce Changing Supply Chain Management?

Cerasis

The management lies in the hands of e-commerce and omnichannel sales strategies. Customer service is more important than ever, and customers expect purchases to arrive at record speeds with free or low-cost shipping, says GlobeCon Freight Systems. Fortunately, the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, and fully integrated supply chain systems have the potential to meet these demands, and e-commerce will effectively change supply chain management forever.

The Logistics Trend Behind The Latest Trend

Freightos

About the Author: Founder of ShipStarter, Kenneth is a 25+ year professional of the supply chain industry. He writes content for many of the world’s largest logistics companies, as well as on his own blog site. And yet, the mechanism behind this, the business of logistics, is underappreciated. The pressure on companies’ logistics networks to drive out cost and time from the shipping process is greater than ever before. Can’t keep up with freight pricing?

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Digitalisation of Logistics Industry and its Impact

20Cube Logistics

With rapid growth in technology, the logistics industry across the globe is experiencing a paradigm shift with fast track development driven by unique innovation and sturdy growth in the evolution of technology. The recent study by IMARC Group, entitled “Logistics Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023”, estimates that the global logistics market reached a value of US$ 1,171 Billion in 2017 and is estimated to register a CAGR of 2.7%

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The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

Cerasis

From Amazon to hyper-local retailers, 2017 will be a year of intense scrutiny and pressure on logistics providers. Fortunately, your organization can get ahead of the learning curve by knowing what trends in logistics to watch for this year. Meanwhile, Brazil, Russia and India will become major suppliers as companies access the remaining untapped resources of the world. This has always been true in retail, but the power of consumers has grown with the rise of the digital age.

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10 Vital Supply Chain Lessons from the Coronavirus Pandemic!

Supply Chain Game Changer

With accelerating rates of virus transmission and deaths the global response for containment has increased as well. Every aspect of our lives has been disrupted: our health, freedom of movement, employment, the economy, our ability to buy goods, and virtually every Supply Chain. We started to hear about shortages of toilet paper, hand sanitizer, foods and household goods. Now we are starting to hear about shortages of ventilators, masks, and medical equipment.

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7 Important Tips to Optimize Your Freight Management

AFFLINK

Your business is often only as strong as its freight management. Better freight management can make it possible for you to save money, improve your day-to-day operations, and increase your reputation with those you ship to. Meanwhile, poor freight management cuts dramatically into your bottom line and can vastly reduce your effectiveness. Here are a few important tips on how to improve your freight management. It's not easy to optimize freight management.

7 Distribution Technology Trends Worth Discussing

Cerasis

As a result, you need to understand what distribution technology trends, as explained by Advantage Business Media and Lindsay Konzak of Modern Distribution Management , are being seen in today's distribution network and how they will impact future operations. New Connected Technologies Are the Focus of Shippers and Carriers. The Internet of Things (IoT) Has been discussed at length in terms of how it impacts visibility and communication in the supply chain.

Logistics, Data, and Cognitive Computing

Enterra Insights

Historically, logistics data can be found on cuneiform tablets, pieces of parchment, and paper. Blockchain will certainly help logistics operations in a number of ways; but, digital data already available can also help. Shannon Vaillancourt, President of RateLinx explains, “The right data can create the intelligence required to know where to begin to solve many common problems. Some of today’s datasets are huge. Logistics have always been data driven.

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Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

James Winebrake, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology There are a number of important trends happening in the freight industry, spanning all modes of transportation: trucking, shipping, rail, pipeline, and air. The impact of these new regulations will be substantial and combined with low oil prices may affect how companies operate. Remarkably, rail can also be cheaper with savings up to 60% over road freight.

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Speed Delivery with a Better Warehouse Management System (WMS)

Veridian Solutions

However, unique customer demands continue to increase, and a failure to plan for stronger demand will not excuse any issue, especially failures in the systems of record. Supply chain leaders need to understand how failures in the warehouse management system (WMS) could lead to poor experiences, how it affects efficiency, and a few best practices to increase the speed of fulfillment and delivery through peak season and beyond.

The Supply Chain Game Changer Job Board!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Quantum Leap to the Top 10 Supply Chain Skills of the Future! . There are a lot of job boards around. Our readers are often sending us messages asking for jobs, or asking if we know of available jobs, or asking to submit their resumes or CVs. And companies are asking if we know of people to fill their jobs or how to promote their job openings. For our purpose when we refer to “Supply Chain” we are including all of these functional areas.

A Baker’s Dozen of Killer Blog Posts

BluJay Solutions

The Kewill blog really took off last year, covering everything from the controversy over new electronic log regulations for truckers to the logistics of international disaster relief. Sometimes our deep roster of logistics experts delved into the nitty gritty of our innovative products and solutions, but most of the time we chose to step back and look at bigger issues in the supply chain universe. That includes most of the biggest carriers in North America.

Brick and Mortar Stores: Stand Up and Unite!

Supply Chain Game Changer

All of the talk about the demise of Brick and Mortar stores is premature. In this age of E-Commerce the vast majority of retail sales are still conducted face to face in a physical store. Even Millennials shop in a physical store 50% of the time. The phenomenal growth of E-Commerce is undeniable. At the intersection of what the Customer wants and what the Retailer wants is the Brick and Mortar store! First of all Retailers do want happy customers.

A Don’t Touch Supply Chain Strategy Must Now Dominate The Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

The overarching strategy for limiting exposure to, and spreading of, the Coronavirus is that of Social Distancing. But even with social distancing, the global lockdowns, temporary closures of many businesses and disruptions of economies everywhere there are still Supply Chains in action, as disrupted as they may be. we discuss the fact that any movement, handling or touching of goods must be analyzed. How can we support both of these needs?

Top 5 Logistics Technologies

FLEXE

The business of Logistics is evolving. We recently published an article about how the Internet of Things is changing several aspects of the supply chain and in recent posts we’ve also discussed additional new innovations, like freight marketplaces and supply chain design technologies that help make the supply chain more efficient, responsive and competitive. 2) Advanced Inventory Tracking Technologies. 3) Advanced Inventory Management Systems.

Supply Chain And Logistics Trends That Could Be Big In 2020

Logistics Bureau

Rob O’Byrne makes an early start with his round-up of supply chain and logistics trends that might make industry headlines in the coming year. As we draw toward the end of each year, I like to start collating information from our experiences at Logistics Bureau, along with anything I find in the supply chain industry media, about industry trends that look set to compete for business-managers’ attention in the year to come. The Death of the End-to-End Supply Chain.

Global Trends In Digital Supply Chain - 2019 Review

Abivin

The landscape of supply chain management is under evolvement as it is the answer to recent development in this industry. Autonomous mobile robots The trend of autonomous mobile robots (AMR) are changing the supply chain industry even though it has not been this much widespread in the past. AMRs operate for warehouse tasks, including inventory replenishment, cycle counting, and item verification. Artificial Intelligence plays a vital part in freight movement tracking.

PINC and project44 partner to deliver the next generation of yard automation and predictability

PINC

Distribution centers, warehouses, and manufacturing plants are looking to improve gate velocity, optimize driver turnaround times, and reduce costs while becoming Shippers-of- Choice. Media Contact: Rafael Granato, Vice President of Marketing, PINC.

Crisis is an opportunity for speeding up Digital Transformation to enhance Agility, Resilience and Productivity – LogiSYM September 2020

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Economic activities of a country are extremely prone to disruption to external factors, and businesses are no exception. Companies are struggling to stay afloat as they have never faced a disruption of this magnitude. It is of paramount importance for companies to be extremely agile, respond quickly and manage their costs. When we reach the new normal, companies cannot just hope to generate profits by selling large volumes of goods.