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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.

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.

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

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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. Sustainability Measures Swept Through Logistics Providers to Reduce Transport Needs. 2016 was a year of major improvements in sustainability measures for logistics providers. Load utilization eliminated wasted, “empty” space in freight.

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.

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. Leaders in these industries would be wise to plan for a future where AI and the IoT transform transportation management. The Internet of Things (IoT) is one part of the equation,” Poulsen explains.

6 Applications and Implications of Blockchain Technology in Transportation Management

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Let’s talk about Blockchain technology in transportation management. Blockchain technology in transportation management improves effectiveness because of the technology’s capability and chronological elements. The security of blockchain procedures can reduce data entry errors and protect against data corruption , leaks, and breaches. 3 Applications of Blockchain Technology in Transportation Management. Systems of Trust. Internet Connection.

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). Decisions are a basic part of effective freight management.

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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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.

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. Layers of Logistics Explained.

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.

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

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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.

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

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.

Experts Reveal Top Transportation Trends to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

In this article, leading experts from various sectors in transportation industry will discuss transportation trends you should take a closer look. 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.

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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?

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. Transport & Logistics

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. Transportation Management Systems. They are a great option for businesses in which shipping plays a fundamental role and paves the road. Freight

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. more near-shoring and larger, less frequent shipments to minimize transportation costs). Of course, what happens in the U.S.

Transport Drones & Autonomous Vehicles: The Transportation Mode Dance Card is Getting Full

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A little more than a year ago, Audi created a parody of transport drones in the sUVA commercial, but the ideas behind these “Terminator-like” actions actually represent very real possibilities for how extensive the network of drones will grow in 2016. Take a moment to watch this video, and think about what types of technologies must be employed if the scenario in the video were real. What’s Happening with Transport Drones for the Use in Logistics?

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. TMS Transportation Management

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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.

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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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. On June 28, 2016, Mr. Kass testified before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security. 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.

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.

Connect Big Data with Predictive Analytics for Increased Visibility and Control Over Global Supply Chains

Supply Chain Network

The age of digital transformation is now fully upon us and from a business perspective one of the most active areas of change, impact and opportunity is in supply chain management. With maritime transport growing at an average rate of over 8.5 percent per year, over 90% of the world’s trade is carried by sea for a total of 23 million tonnes of cargo traveling by ship every day.

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.

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.

7 Reasons Why 2016 is the Year of Warehouse Robots

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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.

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.

How TMS Analytics Can Lead to Actionable Insights & Continuous Improvement

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That is a loaded question, loaded with innuendo, desire, financial concerns, questions about the state of the road and weather and much more, but the ways you improve your company are becoming easier to see. Modern, cloud-based analytics systems within transportation management systems ( TMSs ) have redefined how you strive for continuous improvement. But, this is only the surface of analytics. Cassidy of the Journal of Commerce. TMS Transportation Management

Why Truck Drivers are a Vital Part of the Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Take a quick look around your home or office and you’d be hard-pressed to find a product that has not seen the inside of a truck at some point in its existence. In truth, many aspects of everyday life are made possible through the supply chain industry, with trucking alone responsible for 70% of America’s freight volume by weight. Even those who are not behind the wheel of a truck can appreciate everything else a driver does. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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

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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.