Redefining Logistics Management in a Digital World

Talking Logistics

While historically it has been far more common to see medium-sized and large organizations embracing technology to manage their freight activities, today more logistics operations of all sizes are increasing their adoption of tools and technology to solve business problems.

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

Supply Chain Network

Shippers, carriers, freight forwarders and third party logistic firms are currently spending millions of dollars in resources on ‘estimating’ important metrics such as container Estimated Time of Arrival (ETAs). Going forward, competitive advantage in digital age will come from harnessing as many sources of relevant big data as possible and then utilizing advanced Predictive Analytics and AI tools to make the best use of these sources.

Tapping into Big Data to Enable Actionable Supply Chain Visibility and Predictive Analytics

Supply Chain Nation

This results in lower customer service levels, increased expedited freight, lower margins and the need for more buffer stock. And while unplanned disruptions will always occur, the emergence of newer technologies provides the ability to predict potential future disruptions and act on them accordingly, moving to a more proactive view of visibility. TransVoyant is at the forefront of the predictive analytics space. Supply Chain predictive analytics TransVoyant

Visibility in Transportation Management Leads to Supply Chain Excellence

Talking Logistics

in Labor Savings Per Shipment: Automated booking improves productivity and quality of logistics team’s activities. Freight Cost Management eliminates post-audits and disputes. in Freight Cost Savings Per Shipment: Logistics Sourcing activities improve negotiated rates.

Real-time Capacity Matching: Making Brokers More Efficient

Talking Logistics

The real-time freight visibility space was particularly hot in 2017, with two major acquisitions announced last year, including Descartes’s acquisition of MacroPoint in August 2017. Demand for these solutions, from both shippers and brokers, continues to grow because companies want to identify and implement better ways to plan and execute their transportation and logistics operations, which is what ultimately delivers value.

Preparing Your Supply Chain for Capacity Challenges

Transplace

It’s a fascinating time in the logistics industry. I recently had the opportunity to discuss how to prepare your supply chain for capacity challenges with Adrian Gonzalez on an episode of Talking Logistics. Preparing Your Supply Chain for Capacity Challenges.

Preparing Your Supply Chain for Capacity Challenges

Transplace

It’s a fascinating time in the logistics industry. I recently had the opportunity to discuss how to prepare your supply chain for capacity challenges with Adrian Gonzalez on an episode of Talking Logistics. Preparing Your Supply Chain for Capacity Challenges.

The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

There’s no other way to describe it: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the world of logistics. The tech is fundamentally changing the way packages move around the world, from predictive analytics to autonomous vehicles and robotics. Logistics

This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week. req’d) Walmart taking over operations at Inland distribution centers [operated by Schneider Logistics] (The Press-Enterprise). Stating the Obvious: Amazon Competes in Transportation and Logistics Services.

This Week in Logistics News (October 1-5, 2018)

Talking Logistics

And that is why on November 3, together with my Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure teammates, I will be riding 100 miles in support of JDRF to help us find a cure. Now, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: U.S. E2open Acquires Cloud Logistics.

6 Major Delivery Logistics Trends!

Supply Chain Game Changer

2017 was an important year for delivery logistics. From restaurant chains to supermarkets to pharmacies to service providers, the world of logistics is experiencing unprecedented change. Sharing economy solutions will soon begin disrupting logistics services. Subscribe Here!

The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2017

Cerasis

The election is over, but the race is just starting for logistics providers. From Amazon to hyper-local retailers, 2017 will be a year of intense scrutiny and pressure on logistics providers. The Top 6 Trends in Logistics Impacting Shippers in 2016. Logistics

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On the Track to Profitability: The Power of Pricing Analytics in Rail Freight

Talking Logistics

The current outlook for the rail freight industry is, at best, mixed. Where rail freight once was the price-competitive transport mode of choice, low fuel prices and increased availability of trucks in the spot market have resulted in low freight rates that are expected to remain low.

Experts Choice Of Top Online Logistics Resources

Freightos

The Experts’ Choice of the Top Online Logistics Resources. So I went straight to the source and asked consultants, trade reporters, Wall Street Journal reporters and others, what their go-to logistics and supply chain sources were. Ti Logistics Briefing. Inbound Logistics.

Revenue Management for Rail Freight Profitability

Talking Logistics

The current outlook for the rail freight industry is, at best, mixed. Where rail freight once was the price-competitive transport mode of choice, low fuel prices and increased availability of trucks in the spot market have resulted in low freight rates that are expected to remain low¹.

The Ultimate List of Top Logistics Startups – Blog

Freightos

Logistics is the prime example of a changing industry – colossal, ripe for disruption and utterly opaque. And it’s about to get hit by a freight train of innovation. How much do we love freight innovation? And we found that freight innovation is hot. Logistics.

The 2017 State of Logistics Report: Uncertainty, Unsustainabiltiy Usurp Logistics  

Cerasis

The 28th Annual Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals ( CSCMP ) 2017 State of Logistics Report, published by A.T. Logistics Costs Are Unsustainable. logistics costs fell last year for the first time since 2009, reflecting concern within the industry. Logistics

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10 Key Logistics & Procurement Supply Chain Practices to Know and Master to Reduce Spend.

Cerasis

Many suppliers and manufacturers may have existing, internal analytics tools, but using these tools for benchmarking processes may be ill-fated. Cluster and Consolidate Shipments to Create More Predictable Demand for Suppliers and Carriers. Manufacturers must work to consolidate incoming supplies and outgoing shipments to make their incoming and outgoing freight more attractive to major carriers. Logistics Procurement Supply Chain procurement supply chain

3PL Logistics Companies Up Services to Continue to Meet the Needs of Shippers

Cerasis

Although 3PL Logistics Companies or 3PLs were around before the recession, companies realized the short-term savings of outsourcing logistics, transportation, and freight management to 3PLs quickly, and the age of the rise of the logistics provider was born.

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The 6 Trends Third Party Logistics Service Providers Will Drive to Empower Shipper Success in 2017

Cerasis

2017 will not be a bed of roses for third party logistics service providers, nor will the coming year be filled with thorns in the sides of major supply chain entities. Take a moment to think about how these remaining six trends will impact the shipping and freight industry as a new administration takes control. The Trump administration could be a redeeming feature for the logistics industry, but some of his recent promises could come at a great price. 3PL Logistics

The Top 5 Impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Logistics!

Supply Chain Game Changer

There’s no other way to describe it: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the world of logistics. The tech is fundamentally changing the way packages move around the world, from predictive analytics to autonomous vehicles and robotics. Here are the top five ways in which Artificial Intelligence is transforming the logistics industry as we know it: 1) Predictive Capabilities Skyrocket When AI in Logistics is Implemented. Subscribe Here!

Sorry, I’m Not Sure: Supply Chain and Logistics Predictions for 2018

Talking Logistics

I will be wrong again,” I stated last year before making my supply chain and logistics predictions for 2017 , and I was right. UPS Joins Top Alliance To Create Blockchain Standards For Logistics. Kenco Group (a Talking Logistics sponsor) is a great example.

Carbon Emissions in Logistics: The Road To Green International Freight

Freightos

Carbon Emissions in Logistics: The Road To Green International Freight. Two major emitting industries, international freight and aviation, had been exempted from COP21 on a technicality. Carbon Freight Emission Statistics. Green freight doesn’t isn’t only about technology.

This Week in Logistics News (December 1-5, 2014)

Talking Logistics

Chainalytics Announces Technology Partnership with Logistical Labs. Teamsters Continue to Lose Steam at FedEx Freight. Will e-commerce also transform the logistics industry? Robinson and Descartes are Talking Logistics sponsors.

Why is Supply Chain Such a Great Career Path?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Some people want physical activity, some want something more intellectual or analytical, and still others want some combination of both. supplychainmanagement #humanresources #procurement #logistics #jobs. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

This Week in Logistics News (January 4-8, 2016)

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: EU Approves FedEx Acquisition of TNT Express ( WSJ – sub. Transervice Announces Launch of Tech-Based Freight Management Company.

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Smart Mobility Projects: Shaping the Future of Logistics

TMC

Groundbreaking approaches to logistics management are being developed in urban centers around the world. Department of Transportation (DOT) projects that freight volumes in the United States will increase by more than 40% over the next 30 years. Get ready for smart logistics.

Ten Steps to Managing Inbound Freight: A Coordinated Dance between Shippers and Suppliers

Material Handling & Logistics

There is a profound difference between inbound and outbound logistics—inbound deals with the delivery of raw materials or goods coming into a business while outbound logistics refers to goods going out. Implement a dynamic rate allowance program for freight costs.

Supply Chain Predictions!

Supply Chain Game Changer

These are the innovative technologies that I predict companies must use to undergo this transformation within their supply chains: Cloud-based technology deployments lower cost of ownership due to not having a large capital expenditure on hardware and upgrades. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

50 expert tips on logistics planning and strategy

6 River Systems

As the biggest players in fulfillment, distribution and omnichannel retail continue to push boundaries, logistics and planning strategists are forced to innovate. Logistics strategies for streamlined fulfillment. Logistics personnel and supplier management pointers.

E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Challenges to Consider for Perfect Implementation

Cerasis

Characteristics of a Winning E-Commerce Shipping Strategy According to Inbound Logistics, creating the shipping strategy necessary to facilitate e-commerce will require re-evaluation of existing processes and the use of technology to maintain control over freight spend.

Imagining the Supply Chain of the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Now consider that this same data entry occurs between all suppliers, customers and logistics carriers. Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Analytics, and Voice Activated Technology are key enablers that will allow for Intellectual Automation. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Smart Mobility Projects: Shaping the Future of Logistics

TMC

Groundbreaking approaches to logistics management are being developed in urban centers around the world. Department of Transportation (DOT) projects that freight volumes in the United States will increase by more than 40% over the next 30 years. Get ready for smart logistics.

Realities and Misconceptions of 4PL Relationships

Talking Logistics

The needs and expectations of manufacturers and retailers for their logistics partners have changed significantly over the years, and confusion and misconceptions remain in the marketplace concerning what third-party logistics providers (3PLs) and fourth party logistics providers (4PLs) are and the services they offer. I discussed those questions and more with Matt Lewis, VP of Business Development for Geodis , in a recent episode of Talking Logistics.

Smart Logistics Data: The intelligent supply chain

SupplyOn

Smart Logistics Data enables a change of perspective to look ahead instead of backwards A supply chain has to be agile, robust and resilient. Analytics allows you move from pure reaction to early prevention Solution – Part 1: Enhance the data The only way to achieve this is by means of data enhancement. But for this purpose we need intelligent models that are based on the data – in other words: predictive analytics.

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