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.

New Auto-Id Integration Standard in RFID Could Play A Major Role In Adoption & Proliferation of IoT (Internet of Things)

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They offer automated data capture solutions – from project planning and development to implementation and ongoing support post-deployment – for thousands of clients all over the country. In fact, it’s what they’ve done successfully now since 1998 , a testament to the strength of their people and the dedication they have to their customers. The Simplification of Integration Standard to Increase RFID Adoption Laying Ground for Proliferation of IoT.

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The Role of the Internet of Things in Managing Supply Chain Risk

BluJay Solutions

According to Gartner , The Internet of Things (IoT) is moving firmly from hype to reality, now being dubbed the Internet of Everything (IoE) and forecast to reach 26 billion installed units by 2020. Of course IoT is already in widespread use within the supply chain, for example through the use of telematics in road forwarding to drive efficiency in route management and vehicle handling.

Internet of Things Will Deliver $1.9 Trillion Boost to Supply Chain & Logistics Operations

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Today DHL and Cisco published a paper ( linked here ) indicating the Internet of Things will deliver $1.9 The Trend Report estimates that there will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020 compared to 15 billion today. The areas benefiting the most will be in warehousing, and freight transportation Trillion Boost to Supply Chain & Logistics Operations.

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. 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

10 Supply Chain Investment Challenges – Real and Imagined!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Everywhere you turn there is talk of a lot of very exciting technologies. The Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented Reality (AR), Drones and Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics, Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Intelligent Analytics are front and centre. And all of these technologies have applicability for the Supply Chain in every business and in every industry around the world. The Digital Supply Chain vision is within our line of sight.

10 Ideas for More Efficient & Productive Warehouse Operations

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, tripping, falling, and slipping account for the majority of “general industry accidents.” In fact, statistics show slip and fall accidents make up 15% of all accidental deaths, 25% of all injury claims and – shockingly – 95 million lost work days each year. It goes without saying that warehouses need to find ways to prioritize workplace safety for the health and productivity of the workforce. According to the U.S.

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. Manage Warehouses. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

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.

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. Data Freight Omnichannel Transportation Management Trends

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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 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.

23 warehouse pros reveal the best ways for warehouses to control & reduce fulfillment costs

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Every warehouse strives for efficient order fulfillment. There are many factors that can impact costs, from warehouse replenishment practices to the warehouse equipment deployed to support the fulfillment process. ” Meet Our Panel of Warehouse Pros: Nate Masterson. Read on to learn more about the best strategies to control and reduce your warehouse fulfillment costs. Lisa Chu is the Owner of Black n Bianco. Warehouse Efficiency

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?

Speed Delivery with a Better Warehouse Management System (WMS)

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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. Warehouse Management warehouse management

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.

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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Adelante SCM and PINC Launch the First Annual State of Yard Management Report

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This year’s report focuses on the impact of digital yard management on enterprise transportation costs and capacity. Across virtually all industries, transportation represents the lion’s share of distribution costs.

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3 Forward-Thinking Ways to Increase Warehouse Safety for the Future

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In fact, there are a multitude of exciting changes on the horizon, including lean operations, improved automation, reshoring, technology and innovation, and more. But with OSHA regulations becoming increasingly stringent, manufacturers need to make sure warehouse safety remains top-of-mind as the economy expands and productivity demands increase. OSHA’s top warehouse citations (e.g., Aside from the financial costs, the human costs of an unsafe operation are staggering.

2019 Shipping Freight Trends

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2019 Shipping Freight Trends. Know the 2019 shipping freight trends and be prepared this year. Lots of coverage these days. The Internet of Things. Warehouse Optimization. Cloud-based solutions collect real-time information through sensors to optimize routes and warehouse space and thus reduce cost and streamline operations. This fuels trucking and freight with increasing efficiency. You become a witness of business transformation.

Minimizing Supply Chain Disruption Through Analytics: A Brief Guide

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Using analytics in the supply chain has the most potential to dramatically reduce costs of supply chain management, as well as minimizing supply chain disruption. Unfortunately, the upfront investment costs for deploying the technology necessary to use analytics can be difficult to justify, so Warehouse Managers need to know a few things about house analytics to enable the minimization of supply chain disruptions.

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.

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. It’s attention to the details of logistics that determine the success or failure of companies today. This was unheard of in the industry less than a decade ago.

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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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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. . However, robots are being actively used to reduce the number of staffers within the facilities of logistics operations.

Digitalisation of Logistics Industry and its Impact

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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 State of Third Party Logistics: The Future is Already Here

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The 3PL industry is going through transformations and the coming few years are likely to be critical for the future of the industry. While things may not look rosy from the customers’ perspective (customer dissatisfaction has been growing over the years), the industry itself is gearing up to take on the challenges and the opportunities offered by the latest technological advancements. The State of Third Party Logistics: Technology Innovations Driving a Service Mindset.

7 Important Tips to Optimize Your Freight Management

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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. Implement better warehouse management.

The Digital Supply Chain Demands the Use of Smart Supply Chain Technologies

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However, the digital supply chain has grown increasingly reliant on the use of “smart technologies,” such as those involved in automated data capture, analyses and the Internet of Things (IoT). In addition, these technologies can introduce a new level of visibility and improve overall operations, asserts The Manufacturer magazine. Obviously, small to mid-sized shippers may look upon increasing use and deployment of smart supply chain technologies with fear.

Technologies Reshaping the Global Digital Supply Chain!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Namely Blockchain technology, IoT, ( The Internet of Things ), supply chain digitization and 3-D printing. These technologies are the breakthrough software applications which are fueling supporting technologies, some of which we’re going to explore today. So let’s examine some of the applications that are more hardware based like drones, driver-less vehicles, robotics, smart glasses and augmented reality. Smart Glasses in the Warehouse.

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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Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

As such it was many years before I actually heard of the term “Supply Chain Management” Regardless I pursued my interests and took on an increasingly diverse set of progressive jobs as time went on. Now as I look back on my career virtually everything I did falls under the banner of Supply Chain management. Some people want physical activity, some want something more intellectual or analytical, and still others want some combination of both. Subscribe Here!

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