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

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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?

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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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Early ‘Internet of Things’ Pilots Proved Supply Chain Benefits of RFID Pallets

Supply Chain Network

Two early pilots were facilitated by Supply Chain Network and carried out in 2003 and 2006 with both representing successful demonstrations of the potential supply chain benefits available through ‘Internet of Things’ implementations. Key to both of these pilots were RFID enabled pallets and the first project was the SCN Grocery Pilot which was carried out utilizing RFID at the pallet level for automated Distribution Centre (DC) receiving.

How IoT and Augmented Reality in Logistics are Moving The Industry Forward

Cerasis

From ditching age-old tactics of shipping products now, to advancing the capabilities of augmented reality in logistics, our logistics trends highlighted expected improvements in the supply chain, many of which came true. 2016 was a year of major improvements in sustainability measures for logistics providers. Load utilization eliminated wasted, “empty” space in freight. The Internet of Things. Internet of Things Logistics

8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017

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The freight industry of today is evolving rapidly. It is no longer bound by the traditional constraints of the economy, and Amazon is gearing up to begin expanding to be the best of the global freight shipping providers. As a result, your company needs to think about these freight shipping trends and how you can prepare to respond to them as soon as possible. 8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017. Freight

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.

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.

Disruptive Warehouse Technologies for Any Company!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Everyone, including those who are best in class, has the need to reduce costs, improve the speed and accuracy of order fulfillment and warehouse activities, optimize inventory, and provide sufficient capacity to support growth at your busiest times of the year. The nature of the technology landscape brings those improvements within the reach of most everyone. We’ve all heard of the technology landscape that is shaping the world today and in the future.

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

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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.

The Digital Supply Chain – Supply Chain 4.0! (Infographic)

Supply Chain Game Changer

is the manifestation of the Digital Supply Chain of the future as enabled by many of the Disruptive Technologies that we all hear about every day. Everyone is impacted by the advancement of technology in both their personal and professional lives. The basic elements of Supply Chain processes remain the same. Goods must be manufactured, shipped, and received. But the technology that is behind making all of these processes run is changing.

Current State of the Logistics and Freight Economy

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From cloud-based systems to transportation management, the state of the logistics industry is evolving to expand an increasing number of services. Meanwhile, the overall capacity of shipments is climbing higher, reports Jeff Berman of Logistics Management, and the driver shortage is becoming more essential as full truckload shipments decrease. Take a look at some of the most compelling factors that are playing into the current state of the industry.

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

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

Freightos

The journey to digitize freight, while initially off to a slow start, has gained momentum in the last two or three years. 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. Online freight booking. Internet of Things.

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

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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.

Less-Than-Truckload Technology: Will Machine Learning, AI & Automation Solve Shipping Problems?

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Freight shipping has relied on the same systems for years, ranging from manual entries to a constant struggle in balancing delivery windows with costs. Cassidy of the Journal of Commerce , truck capacity is not tight; it is simply hidden from view. Meanwhile, technologies, like machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, will catalyze a reinvention of the transportation industry and less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping above all other modes.

Using Logistics Technology to Execute a Winning Inbound Freight Strategy & Have Compliant Vendors

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Unfortunately, the traditional logistics of sending out paper guides and even keeping updated online versions has grown complex and difficult to control. Meanwhile, the importance of vendor compliance has grown more than ever as supply chains expand, explains Lisa Terry of Inbound Logistics, and companies look to trim the fat and optimize workflows to gain a competitive advantage. One of the biggest risks in using paper guides for vendor inbound logistics is security.

2020 Freight Shipping Outlook: Advanced Technologies in Freight Shipping on the Rise

Freight Center

Like so many industries today, freight shipping is being transformed by advanced technologies. All these technologies share two goals: to make freight shipping more efficient and less expensive. In the world of freight-shipping technology, the concept of driverless freight-shipping trucks gets the lion’s share of the press, but it is still years away from being a major factor in freight shipping.

Asset Tracking Using Bluetooth with Stelios Trikoulis

Logistics Bureau

Some Logistics and Transportation companies are prone to losing trailer trucks, rail wagons, shipping containers, refrigerated containers, etc. Freight Management Materials Handling Technology Trends asset tracking asset visibility bluetooth bluetooth network bluetooth technologies monitoring network technology optimised process Telstra the internet of thingsIs it possible to lose an asset weighing 37,000kg and costing nearly between $75,000-$150,000?

Top 5 Practical Freight & Logistics Applications of Blockchain-Based Systems

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When it comes to supply chain, the vast promises of renewed visibility and traceability are abundant. While there is much truth to the hype, it is important to stay practical and understand the logistics applications of blockchain and what they mean for you and your organization. Logistics Applications of Blockchain Maintain Data for All Parties. An essential function of blockchain lies in its decentralized, distributed ledger. Lower freight rates charged by carriers.

50 Most Read Articles of All Time in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, & Freight

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Since today is the last day of the year before we all get ramped up towards a productive 2016 and after finishing out top 10 most read articles in each of our five main categories ( Manufacturing , Supply Chain , Logistics , Transportation , & Freight ) we wanted to give you all a treat and list the top 50 most read articles of all time from the Cerasis blog. 50 Most Read Articles of All Time From the Cerasis Blog. What are The Elements of a SWOT Analysis?

2019 Shipping Freight Trends

CargoBarn

2019 Shipping Freight Trends. The shipping industry is transforming. Know the 2019 shipping freight trends and be prepared this year. Lots of coverage these days. The Internet of Things. This fuels trucking and freight with increasing efficiency. They are a great option for businesses in which shipping plays a fundamental role and paves the road. You become a witness of business transformation. Freight

Shipping is still lost at sea when it comes to big data

DELMIA Quintiq

The world of container shipping is going through a prolonged period of instability due to oversupply of new ships entering service. There is also a fall in demand for the transportation of goods between major economies. Falling container shipping rates created a windfall for shippers and brought tears to shipping lines and ports. Profits, if any, are eked out of lower bunker costs. There is also the problem of technology investments.

Concealed Freight Damage: NMFTA Changes Reporting Window Effective April 18, 2015

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As the world becomes hyperconnected , the demand for rapid response for concealed freight damage, general freight damage or missing items from shipments has changed. On April 18, 2015, the National Motor Freight Traffic Assocation® has amended the NMFC rules regarding the required time frames for reporting concealed freight damage. Near the end of this post, you will see the full legalese of the changes made by the NMFTA.

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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Questions Companies with U.S.-Mexico Trade Should be Asking

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Robinson’s President of Managed Services, Jordan Kass, spoke before Congress to detail industry concerns over the U.S. Specifically discussing how the internet of things will impact supply chains, he said: The internet of things provides companies the ability to source parts and inputs, and sell, globally. government is on the Customs service and their coordination with other government agencies of all types. Nearly three years ago, C.H.

The Hanjin Effect: The end of shipping as we know it

BluJay Solutions

Hanjin’s collapse could not have happened at a worse time, with cargo volume at near-peak levels ahead of the year-end holiday season. Without doubt, this is going to have a serious negative impact on the top and bottom lines of major retailers around the world. Hanjin Shipping is the 7 th largest container carrier in the world, with 98 ships and a 3.0% Moller-Maersk, the world’s largest container carrier, commands 617 ships and 15.4% Shipping Alliances.

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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.

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

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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 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.

7 Reasons Why 2016 is the Year of Warehouse Robots

Cerasis

The benefits to the use of warehouse robots, loading, unloading and delivery are evident. Robots are rapidly becoming one of the most prevalent enterprises within the logistics industry. As explained by Steve Banker of Forbes magazine , Amazon has unleashed an army of robots in their distribution centers for the purposes of picking and packaging. Driving Forces Behind the Increase in Use of Warehouse Robots. Millennials are part of this trend.

6 More Logistics Technology Trends Enabling Success in 2018

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In our first post on this subject, we addressed the 5 automated logistics technologies that will serve as the foundation of the transformation to the digital logistics & supply chain landscape. The short answer is: not a heck of a lot! However, logistics focuses expressly on the movement and storage of products, while the supply chain goes into deeper detail, including manufacturing processes, procurement, and the flow of goods.

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

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Check out Brand Protection – The Definitive Role of the Supply Chain! 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? Regardless of what your situation is there is merit in creating and promoting the value that can be delivered by a highly effective Supply Chain organization. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

How 5 Emerging Technologies Will Change the Services of 3rd Party Logistics Providers

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Yesterday, we started our series on the effects of emerging technologies on 3rd party logistics providers by speaking about the future of logistics technology and if 3rd party logistics providers are prepared. In today’s post, we expand upon this idea to focus on how those technologies will impact the service offerings of 3PLs. How these 5 Emerging Technologies will Forever Change the Service Offerings of 3rd Party Logistics Providers.