[PODCAST] 5 Considerations for New Supply Chain Technology Implementations

Cerasis

Hello and welcome back to another episode of “The Freight Project Podcast!” We hope you enjoy “The Freight Project Podcast.” We’ll publish every Tuesday right on the Cerasis blog and Freight Institute. What are the Benefits & Considerations of Supply Chain Technology Implementations? What are the lowest hanging fruit technologies shippers could implement to increase efficiency that would add a lot of value to their organizations.

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

Cerasis

Modern supply chains have access to more information and technology than ever before, creating a new, digital supply chain. 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). Deploying Smart Supply Chain Technologies. The Benefits of Smart Technologies in the Digital Supply Chain.

Logistics and Supply Chain Technology, 2015-2020: Part III

Freightos

This post is part three in the Logistics and Supply Chain Technology 2015-2020 series, with insights from Martijn Graat, the founder of LogisticsMatter. We’ve recently focused on major technology innovations that will change the world.

A Word of Caution for Supply Chain Technology Accelerators

Talking Logistics

“A group of logistics entrepreneurs is launching a Silicon Valley-style accelerator [named Dynamo] for supply-chain technology startups, aiming to draw new investment and talent to the freight business,” reported Loretta Chao in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal. The Dynamo backers hope their program will help attract top technology talent to the more industrial side of distribution, which has a reputation for being old-fashioned and resistant to change.

5 More Transformative Supply Chain Technologies Supply Chains Will Focus on in 2018 to Move to the Next Level

Cerasis

Supply chain technology is a difficult, exhilarating topic to cover in detail. The supply chain technology stack comprises hundreds, if not thousands, of individual technologies, and considering the growth of the Internet of things (IoT), there really is no limit to how much these transformative supply chain technologies may expand within the next 12 months. Companies Will Levy the Power of 3PL-Based Technologies.

Trucking & Freight Management Trends to Know in 2019

Cerasis

Freight management is crucial for companies around the globe. Effective freight management reduces delays for consumers, helps companies offer Amazonesque shipping benefits and much more. Shippers that wish to succeed in 2019 need to know the top trucking and freight management trends for 2019 and how they will affect shipping practices, global trade, last-mile , and even drivers. How To Determine Freight Class: Density Calculator & Printable Resource.

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Supply Chain Technology Roundup: 3 Ways Augmented Reality Can Transform SCM

Elementum

Supply chain is finally finding its way into the 21st century, with help from a constantly evolving landscape of technologies and digital opportunities. Companies are now looking to the cloud, big data, blockchain, and other solutions to manage their end-to-end supply chains.

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Elementum Reports: The Most Transformative Supply Chain Technologies of the Year (So Far)

Elementum

At the start of 2018, we predicted the trends and technologies that would have the greatest impact on the global supply chain. And as the year speeds into its second half and supply chains hurry to catch up with it, companies are continuously reshaping their business models to meet the digital revolution head-on. For supply chain, this has meant a large-scale migration to the cloud.

Supply Chain Technology Roundup: 3 Ways Augmented Reality Can Transform SCM

Elementum

Supply chain is finally finding its way into the 21st century, with help from a constantly evolving landscape of technologies and digital opportunities. Companies are now looking to the cloud, big data, blockchain, and other solutions to manage their end-to-end supply chains. By providing an added layer of real-time data and enhanced recognition capabilities to managers and workers, augmented reality could be one of the most valuable supply chain tools of all.

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Supply Chain Technology Roundup: 3 Ways Augmented Reality Can Transform SCM

Elementum

Supply chain is finally finding its way into the 21st century, with help from a constantly evolving landscape of technologies and digital opportunities. Companies are now looking to the cloud, big data, blockchain, and other solutions to manage their end-to-end supply chains. By providing an added layer of real-time data and enhanced recognition capabilities to managers and workers, augmented reality could be one of the most valuable supply chain tools of all.

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Experts Unfold Top Supply Chain Technology to Watch

Supply Chain Opz

Then, executives need supply chain technology to stay ahead of the game. But what technologies we should pay attention to? Mike Skinner, Vice President, CLX Logistics Technologies Without question, one of the most significant game changing technologies in the past 12 months and looking forward at the next 18 months is TMS – to which you say “big deal” and I say, “true plug-and-play (SaaS/Cloud) global TMS integrated with global trade and customs execution”.

Elementum Reports: The Most Transformative Supply Chain Technologies of the Year (So Far)

Elementum

At the start of 2018, we predicted the trends and technologies that would have the greatest impact on the global supply chain. And as the year speeds into its second half and supply chains hurry to catch up with it, companies are continuously reshaping their business models to meet the digital revolution head-on. For supply chain, this has meant a large-scale migration to the cloud.

How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In my last blog , I talked about how consumer demands for a larger and more immediate selection of products are forcing retail businesses to become supply chain professionals. How do you optimize your supply chains to be efficient and responsive when you lack unified visibility to them?

How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In my last blog , I talked about how consumer demands for a larger and more immediate selection of products are forcing retail businesses to become supply chain professionals. How do you optimize your supply chains to be efficient and responsive when you lack unified visibility to them?

BluJay Gains Momentum with Record Number of Companies Selecting its Supply Chain Technology Solutions

BluJay Solutions

Holland, MI and BluJay SOAR, Orlando, FL – April 25, 2019 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network, announcd today at SOAR 2019 a record level of new business across its Transportation Management, Customs Management, Parcel, and Logistics as a Service (LaaS) solutions in the first quarter of the year. Zentis also supplies other companies within the BluJay network with fruit for various products.

How Technology Empowers Freight Brokers to Work Smarter, Not Harder, to Drive Profitability

Talking Logistics

Working smarter, not harder, is critical for everybody in transportation today, but it’s especially important for freight brokers in light of the increased competition in the marketplace and the ever-more demanding expectations of shippers. What does “working smarter, not harder” mean for freight brokers? How can technology help brokers work smarter and improve their profitability? Current challenges for freight brokers.

Freight Rates News October 2015

Freightos

Since we live and breath freight, we constantly come across information that’s critical for our customers – logistic providers, shippers and carriers. And as freight innovators ourselves, we love seeing more innovation. Freight index jitters.

The Business Case for Freight Visibility

Talking Logistics

Bennett Adelson, CEO of MacroPoint discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Why is real-time freight visibility so important for shippers and 3PLs? What benefits does real-time freight visibility provide to shippers, carriers, and brokers?

Smarter Approaches to Freight Matching

Talking Logistics

What are the challenges with the traditional freight matching process? How are advancements in technology enabling a more efficient approach? Smarter and More Efficient Freight Matching. While there are many startups that are trying to disintermediate the brokerage industry, Gollapalli believes that the best path forward is to make brokers and the freight matching process smarter and more efficient. Not surprising, technology is playing a critical role here.

Supply Chain Visibility: Beyond “Where’s My Truck?”

Talking Logistics

I’ve been an industry analyst for over 20 years and achieving timely and accurate supply chain visibility has always been — and continues to be — a top priority for companies across all industries. The Maturing of the Supply Chain.

The Rebirth of Transportation Marketplaces (UberCARGO, Cargomatic, and Freight Friend)

Talking Logistics

It is a relationship-based business where trusted relationships matter — because it impacts customer service and satisfaction, and by extension, the shipper’s brand and reputation — which is why the vast majority of freight is moved via contracted carriers, not the spot market.

Ready For The Future Of Freight?

Freightos

In 2012, The Economist assessed the impact that technology developments will have had on business by 2020, surveying and interviewing global technology and business leaders. But What About The Future of Freight? Brave New Freight World. Want to know the future?

Why Amazon Prime Day Is More Important than Ever for Small Businesses

Freightos

In many cases, these sellers use Fulfilled By Amazon (FBA) for delivery, leveraging the modern world’s easier global sourcing, importing, and online sales to create thousands of global supply chains that all end up in Amazon fulfillment centers and then on customer doorsteps in an Amazon box. While a multi-national may have a sprawling global supply chain and experts to support global commerce, SMBs don’t.

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From AOL To Online Freight Rates – Blog

Freightos

But not so much searching for online freight rates. So we asked ourselves (and some logistic professionals)… So what kept freight rates offline ? A typical mid-sized freight forwarder has dozens of ocean contracts, over 50 airline contracts and over 100 trucking contracts.

BASF Video Case Study: The Value of Real-Time Freight Visibility

Talking Logistics

A few weeks ago at the Descartes Evolution 2018 User Conference , I had the opportunity to interview William Wehrle, Director of Supply Chain at BASF, and David Bazzetta, Business Advisor – Process Optimization at BASF, about the importance and value of having real-time freight visibility. What were some of the key capabilities BASF was looking for in a real-time freight visibility solution? Benefits of Real-Time Freight Visibility.

The Most Reliable Supply Chain…Without Technology?

Cerasis

Of course, we live in a high technology powered supply chain world, but often, as we noted in our 5 Upfront LTL Tips post, if you don’t remember the basics and best practices, no technology is going to fix those issues, but only make them more apparent.

Autonomous Mobile Robotics (AMR): What They Are and Benefits of Using Them

Cerasis

The internet and mobile technology give customers the ability to become one with their shopping experiences, including e-commerce purchases and in-store experiences. How New LTL Technologies & Processes are Changing the Shipping Game. Robotics Supply Chain Technology

Five Technology Trends That Will Change Global Freight

Freightos

Five Tech Trends That Will Change Freight. And with daily headlines on new Ubers for X, new tech acquisitions, and the continuing crawl of technology into our everyday life, we’re focussing on five emerging tech trends that have the potential to reshape logistics.

How Freight Disrupted Itself: The View From Within A Changing Industry

Freightos

How Freight Disrupted Itself. In the last year, a new dynamic has begun to reshape the freight industry. Phil knows his (freight) stuff. In his PhD thesis he developed a product to secure ocean freight rates with financial derivatives. Declining Freight Rates.

E-commerce and Last Mile Logistics: A love story

C3 Solutions

supply chain technology, IoT freight supply chain management Supply Chain E-commerce logistics last-mile delivery 3PL parcel post dock scheduling system yard managment system

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.

5 Tips For Keeping Your Freight Safe

Freightos

Freightos CEO, Zvi Schreiber, recently dubbed 2016 as the “ year that the freight industry goes online.” ” Some freight services, like rate quoting, have now reached the tipping point. On Freightos, for instance, forwarders and shippers can create a freight quote in 30 seconds. Other freight services have already passed the tipping point, fleet tracking, for instance, spearheaded by freight technology companies like Track Your Truck.

Enabling Labor, Freight, and Cash-to-Cash Savings with Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

Linking Supply Chain Operating Networks (SCONs) with business strategies and supply chain objectives is critically important, especially to get buy-in from the CxO. In this episode, Cindi Hane, VP of Product Management at Elemica , will discuss the steps companies can take to make those connections, and present some use cases showing how SCONs can drive measurable savings in labor, freight, and the cash-to-cash cycle.

Understanding E-Commerce Logistics Costs Allows for a Healthy Bottom Line

C3 Solutions

supply chain technology, IoT freight supply chain management Supply Chain Cerasis E-commerce logistics last-mile delivery 3PLThis post was originally posted on Cerasis.com and written by Adam Robinson, Marketing Manager at Cerasis.

10 Ways Machine Learning is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management

C3 Solutions

Supply Chain IoT supply chain technology, supply chain analytics supply chain visibility what is supply chain visibility Machine Learning artificial intelligence freight supply chain management Forbes

7 Challenges Facing Supply Chain Leaders in 2019

CHAINalytics

The post 7 Challenges Facing Supply Chain Leaders in 2019 appeared first on Chainalytics.

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) Global Blue Chips Intensify Efforts to Increase Supply Chain Transparency (WSJ – sub. [This page is intentionally left blank.]. because my mind is blank this morning.