Struggling to innovate

Supply Chain Movement

Logistics service providers seem to be struggling to innovate, despite the thriving economy. Brexit and the threat of escalating trade wars), but with the current economic wind in their sails logistics service providers should be in a strong position to innovate.

Logistics, Innovation, and the Future

Enterra Insights

If consumers ever think about supply chains and how the items they desire manage to find their way into their homes, they likely picture fleets of trucks, trains, airplanes, and cargo ships — the logistics part of supply chains. That’s why so-called “last mile” logistics receive so much attention. Articles about how drones, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence (AI), and optimization schemes are going to play a future logistics’ role are easy to find.

Innovating Spare Parts Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

However, transportation costs can be astronomical if not managed appropriately. Meanwhile, in 2016, UPS announced a distributed, on-demand manufacturing network that links its global logistics network with 3D printers at more than 60 UPS Stores across the U.S

How Car Technology Innovations Will Transform Logistics

Cerasis

At least 18 companies globally are racing to get ahead in the driverless car market, which promises to radically transform transportation. In the process, driverless cars will join a number of technologies that will have an equally profound effect on logistics in the next decade.

Customer Experience Driving Innovation for High-Performing Companies

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of a research report published last week , “Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation.” Customer Experience: A Bigger Focus for High-Performing and Innovator Companies.

Lead Logistics Provider Capabilities Will Require Customized Innovation

NC State SCRC

One manifestation of this is the idea of a “Lead Logistics Provider”, capable of capturing and managing data from multiple providers, and able to provide a single integrating mechanism. There is no “standard” 4PL service offering except for basic transport and logistics management services.

Transportation Innovation 2018

EFT

Tompkins International (Tompkins) recently led a two-hour workshop on logistics technology innovations. A lively discussion followed regarding how the technologies will affect the transportation and warehousing industries.

5 Key Trends Driving Supply Chain Innovation

Talking Logistics

When we speak to supply chain leaders about innovations in their supply chain, it’s not always about drones, self-driving trucks, or automated warehouses. Identify which partners are innovative vs. a commodity through their capabilities.

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2018 EFT Global Logistics Report: Innovation and Technology Are Paving the Way Forward

Supply Chain Nation

There’s no better time to be in the logistics service provider (LSP) industry than right now. This year’s Eye for Transport (EFT) Global Logistics Report shows increased momentum and optimism more than ever. Game Changing Technologies for the Logistics Industry.

Innovations that drive business decisions forward

Quintiq

Guy Kawasaki, former Chief Evangelist at Apple, talked about the ways in which companies could think about new methods of driving innovation. Making logistics operations more versatile.

Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

I have long argued that third party logistics providers (3PLs) should set themselves apart from the competition by fully harnessing the power and value of their customer and employee communities. Greg Forbis, Senior Director, General Merchandise, Inbound Transportation, Walmart Stores.

Top 10 Talking Logistics Videos and Posts in 2017

Talking Logistics

As 2017 comes to an end, a quick thank you to all of our readers, followers, and sponsors for another great year of learning and conversation on Talking Logistics. And we continue to receive great feedback from supply chain and logistics professionals like you, so thank you for your comments.

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Transparency and innovation in Ahold’s logistics

Supply Chain Movement

‘The Champions League of transport’ is how Mark van der Drift describes delivering to stores in town and city centres. As senior director of transport at Ahold, he is responsible for the retailer’s national and international transport activities. Smart innovations.

Transport Logistic – 2015

Supply Chain Movement

Transport Logistic – 2015. 100% LOGISTICS. Single showcase for all solutions: transport logistic. transport logistic, Leading International Exhibition for Logistics, Mobility, IT and Supply Chain Management , presents the entire value chain and the major international market leaders out of the transport and logistics sector. KEY FACTS of transport logistic. Date: 5-8 May, 2015.

Enabling Innovation Groups To Sell More Effectively to Operations Leaders

ThroughPut

We do it throughout entire industries, enabling leaders to smooth-out their Supply Chains, lean-out their Logistics, optimize their Operations, and maximize their Manufacturing throughput, all with their existing teams and often disaggregated data sources. Don’t give Innovation Groups budgets.

Building a Business Case for Supply Chain Innovation

Supply Chain @ MIT

A Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (GCLOG) capstone research project* identified technologies that could benefit three companies in Brazil and evaluated the pros and cons of adopting each one.

Innovating spare parts logistics with 3D printing

EFT

However, transportation costs can be astronomical if not managed appropriately. Meanwhile, in 2016, UPS announced a distributed, on-demand manufacturing network that links its global logistics network with 3D printers at more than 60 UPS Stores across the U.S

Managed Transportation Services: What’s the Role of Innovative Technology?

Transplace

Managed Transportation Services: What’s the Role of Innovative Technology? I recently had the opportunity to discuss this topic with Adrian Gonzalez on an episode of Talking Logistics. So what about within transportation?

3 Reasons Continuous Innovation is Vital for Manufacturers, Shippers, and Businesses Alike

Cerasis

Throughout the course of business, business owners, who may be in the manufacturing, retail, or in another industry, find themselves focusing on innovation. In fact, the annual ChainLink Research Study found innovation to be the top focus for those involved in the manufacturing community.

Will Cost Management Trump Innovation Investments in 2016?

Talking Logistics

In light of this economic outlook, will cost management trump innovation investments this year or will companies aim to find a happy balance? Robinson, that question in a recent episode of Talking Logistics (“ On Your Radar: Important Logistics Trends and Outlook for 2016 ”). Leading companies find ways to balance cost management and innovation. It may not be 50/50, but you can’t forget about the innovation portion of it. Transportation Market Outlook for 2016.

Supply Chain Innovation Technology: No Longer Just a “Build vs. Buy” Decision

Talking Logistics

Whitman’s comments are particularly relevant in the world of supply chain and logistics today, where a wide range of technologies — Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Mobile Devices and Applications, Drones and Driverless Trucks, Robots and Warehouse Automation — are offering exciting new opportunities to transform (and perhaps even disrupt) the status quo.

The Transportation Management System Barbell

Talking Logistics

One of my supply chain and logistics predictions for this year was that the transportation management system (TMS) market will become more barbell-shaped ( mirroring what is happening in the third-party logistics industry ). “We’re

API Technology Leads to Logistics Innovations

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In a world of fast-paced change, customer demands are forcing supply chains to adapt and use innovation to drive performance improvements, or else risk competitive threats. The post API Technology Leads to Logistics Innovations appeared first on Transportfolio.

Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends of 2014

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends. These trends stand to impact the transportation and logistics industry, with some already taking hold and others unfolding gradually. Each trend has the potential to transform the logistics industry. Each trend has the potential to transform the logistics industry. Impact : Spurred by these two ERP giants, cloud computing will usher in an era of increased competition and innovation.

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

Cerasis

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. INFOGRAPHIC] Top 10 Logistics and Supply Chain Facts of 2014. Layers of Logistics Explained.

7 Innovative Warehouse Management Technologies to Adopt

Cerasis

The increasing demand for higher levels of performance and flexibility in warehouse robotics is stimulating some innovative product developments and early adoptions of mobile warehouse robotics. Innovative technology to consider is the use of a learning management system to train warehouse operators regularly. As more advanced technology is introduced for the warehousing and logistics sectors, it is up to warehouse managers and firms to stay updated on the latest innovations.

8 innovations that are transforming supply chains

6 River Systems

The supply chain is a complex, multi-faceted process encompassing everything from warehouse fulfillment to logistics. With many companies continuing to work towards supply chain optimization , the industry is ripe for innovation. Self-service/do-it-yourself logistics.

[PODCAST] Why Logistics Execs Who Glean Insights from Transportation Management Data Collaborate More & Reduce Shipping Costs

Cerasis

Transportation Management Data Insights Lead to Collaboration, Reduced Shipping Costs, & Beating the Capacity Crunch In this “The Freight Project Podcast” episode you’ll hear : The value to a business to have an executive in charge of driving change and innovation. Why collaboration between all entities in the shipping process is really the key to success in effective transportation management. Transportation Management Data Downloadable Resources.

This Week in Logistics News (January 7-11, 2019)

Talking Logistics

Then how about joining our Logistics Leaders for T1D Cure cycling team and help us raise money for JDRF in our quest to create a world without type 1 diabetes! In five years, which technologies will have delivered the most supply chain innovation benefits?

A year of innovation ahead

Supply Chain Movement

2015 will see an increased focus on innovation by supply chain and logistics companies as the pace of change in the industry accelerates. Structural change has occurred in the industry when the needs of manufacturers and retailers have coincided with those of the logistics supply side.

Redefining Logistics Management in a Digital World

Talking Logistics

In today’s global, fast-paced world it’s no longer a question of whether an organization should be using technology to manage its supply chain and transportation processes. At the core of just about every efficient transportation process is data. Blockchain in transport.

This Week in Logistics News (June 18-22, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Shifting gears, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: CVS Adds Home Delivery With Help From Post Office (WSJ – sub. Nestlé and XPO Logistics Build a Digital Warehouse of the Future in the UK.

Transportation Industry Braces for a Looming Transportation Capacity Crunch Crisis in 2017

Cerasis

Expected Transportation Capacity Issues. The concern and dialog about the transportation capacity issues for our country have bridged the past two decades and beyond. Some additional immediate needs should be self-explanatory: Highway safety innovations.

MercuryGate 2.0: Takeaways from Velocity 2019 Conference

Talking Logistics

I was a relatively new supply chain industry analyst when MercuryGate (a Talking Logistics sponsor) was founded in 2000, and I have attended (often as a speaker) most of their user conferences throughout the years. I was there at the beginning of MercuryGate 1.0

Today, What is Innovation?

EFT

Steve Brady starts another great series, this time focusing on innovation as it becomes ever so challenging in today’s technology-centric world. Innovation. Perhaps even a bit of bewilderment, asking yourself “just what is innovation anyway?” People drive innovation.