How Shipping Containers are Helping the Homeless

Kuebix

When most people think of shipping containers, they think of exactly what’s in the name: shipping. Formally known as an integral part of virtually any product moving across a supply chain, shipping containers keep products safe from external forces like weather and theft.

Shipping Freight Isn’t Tactical Anymore: 3 Areas That Require Strategic, Collaborative, & Innovative Thinking

Cerasis

In today's ever more complex supply chain riddled with thousands upon thousands of processes, shipping freight has moved beyond tactical prowess for those who execute well and has evolved to now include strategic, innovative, and collaborative efforts to maintain not only a competitive edge but reduce overall transportation cost footprint. This series' goal is to empower those shipping freight with more confidence. Knowledge of Best Practices in Shipping Freight.

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Continuous delivery drives continued supply chain innovation

Kinaxis

If it’s been too long to remember, you’re likely lagging behind when it comes to supply chain innovation. Innovation is happening all around us, and at a pace so fast, it may make your head spin. Miscellanea Supply chain management supply chain innovationby Alexa Cheater.

Logistics Innovation Lessons From DHL’s Innovation Officer

Freightos

Innovators see the world differently. And innovation, technology and logistics are more intertwined than ever. Global Head of DHL Lead Logistics Partner, Chief Innovation Officer. More than ever, technology innovation is entering logistics ”.

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.

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication. 7 of the Best Freight Shipping Events to Attend in 2015. Freight freight shipping

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.

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. Can your suppliers direct ship?

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Ecommerce Recap: Customer Experience & Innovations

Descartes

Highlights included the growing importance of real-time connectivity to business partners and sales channels, the increasing need for cost effective and service-oriented warehouse and fulfillment, as well as shipping and home delivery capabilities. In the Ecommerce Track sessions at Descartes Evolution 2019, we discussed how retailers and 3PLs Transform the Customer Experience. Both can enhance their end customers' experience by leveraging Descartes Logistics and Supply Chain Technology.

How Car Technology Innovations Will Transform Logistics

Cerasis

Argentus Supply estimates driverless trucks can lower freight shipping costs by as much as 40 percent per kilometer. In logistics, this type of technology can be applied to locate and schedule shipping fleet vehicles.

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory.

Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk

Kinaxis

‘SCM World, Innovative Approaches to Supply Chain Risk, Geraint John, July 2014′ For me, the key takeaways from this report are that effective supply chain risk management needs to be all inclusive – it must include layers beyond just your suppliers.

How Shipping Software Innovation Led a Technology Company Into Freight Management!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Our technology business, Horizon Technology, was being hindered by our shipping processes. We couldn’t make existing shipping software work for our business, at least at a cost we could afford. You may require a spot quote for freight outside your current shipping class or lane.

Better Visibility Drives Supply Chain Value and Innovation

Talking Logistics

The modern-day supply chain begs for visibility throughout the entire chain, from point of order, to packaging, shipping, and delivery. According to the research report “ Competing on Customer Experience: The Driving Force Behind Supply Chain Innovation ,” control tower visibility is hailed across the board, from above-average performers to late adopters, as both the second-highest investment priority and technology that will deliver the greatest value in the next five years.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. The Shipping Container: Before 1956.

Will Blockchain Create a Digital Divide in Shipping?

Supply Chain @ MIT

On November 6, 2018 nine leading ocean carriers and terminal operators announced that they are forming a consortium to develop the Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN), an open digital platform based on blockchain technology.

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. ”[1] He believes all of these innovations are good things. “More than any other time in history,” he concludes, “technology and innovation are here to make it happen.” ” E-commerce and logistics innovation.

Parcel Shipping in TMS

Talking Logistics

One area of growing demand and innovation is parcel shipping, which was one of the driving forces behind 3Gtms’s recent acquisition of. Read more Parcel Shipping in TMS. The post Parcel Shipping in TMS appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez. Episode Highlights Transportation Management Systems 3Gtms Pacejet parcel shipping TMS transportation management systems

How New Technologies Can Help Facilitate Supply Chain Innovation

Shipchain

This leaves businesses focused on supply chain innovation. So What is Supply Chain Innovation and Why Should You Be Thinking About it for Your Operations? Supply chain innovation is important for anyone looking to be more efficient and profitable in the long run. .

Last Mile Shipping Success Requires a Holistic Approach

Talking Logistics

Not long ago, people would take a Saturday afternoon to visit a furniture showroom, sit on several couches, fill out an order form, write a check, and wait six to twelve weeks for the sofa to be shipped to the store. Two-day shipping standards for packages is impacting consumer expectations of large format deliveries. This continued evolution will need innovative thinking and integration across the first, middle, and final miles of the supply chain.

Interviewing the Innovators: Kegan Fisher, CEO of SOLS on the rise of on-demand, mass customised manufacturing.

Supply Chain Movement

It was the Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter who coined the term ‘creative destruction’, the processes whereby entrepreneurs and their innovations create new technological paradigms and new industries that disrupt and ultimately destroy the existing ones.

Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season

Cerasis

We will turn over each stone and consider how innovative technology will shape the future of shipping and logistics. So, let us reflect on the peak shipping season trends we saw at the close of 2018 and how those trends will affect the industry now and throughout 2019.

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Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2018

Material Handling & Logistics

In that spirit, we’ve combed the MH&L archives for the most innovative supply chain developments of the past year, as reported in our print magazine, on our website, in our e-newsletters, or our various social media channels.

Supply Chain Innovation: The Path to Success!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Innovation is a team effort requiring collaboration and buy-in from all levels within an organization, and it’s especially true when it comes to bringing innovation to the supply chain. A Blueprint for Successful Supply Chain Innovation. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Companies in Asia Pacific Eager to Innovate with Supply Chain Optimization

AIMMS

There are innovative firms that are setting the standard for innovation and successful analytics adoption, but as Actionable Intelligence expert Keith B. They have off-shore platforms and needed to determine an optimal schedule to deploy their ships for maintenance.

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Shippers Access Newly Released Enterprise Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping Solution in Transportation Management System With New Partnership

Cerasis

(Eagan, MN) – North American third-party logistics (3PL) company, Cerasis, in partnership with Pierbridge , a leading transportation management software development company, announces the addition of multi-parcel carrier shipping management to the Cerasis Rater, a web-based transportation management system (TMS). Full features of the multi-parcel carrier shipping solution: Choose from multiple parcel carriers by price and transit time.

Top 10 Supply Chain Innovations of 2017

Material Handling & Logistics

With all the natural disasters, political posturings and sexual harassment revelations dominating the news cycle of the past year, we sure could use some good news, and that’s exactly what we’ve got for you—the 2017 MH&L Innovation Awards.

Too Much Focus on E-Commerce Shipping Practices? The Important Reminder That Logistics Fundamentals Still Matter

Cerasis

Unfortunately, e-commerce shipping practices, although different from traditional retail shipping, still fall short. Supply chain leaders need to understand why logistics fundamentals will continue to shape e-commerce shipping strategy. What’s Wrong With E-Commerce Shipping Practices? In addition, e-commerce shipping practices must consider labor management, specifically loading and unloading, as well as yard management.

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks, Drones and Ships

Freightos

Why Tech Giants Are Focusing on Trucks and Ships. to ship a 5 lb package the full distance from Shenzhen to Los Angeles. Basically, the 7,236 miles from China to the US may have the same shipping costs as the last mile. billion on shipping in Q3 2016.

Shipping Technology: Non-Tech Savvy Shippers Lose Advantage Over Time?

Cerasis

What happens when shippers simply forgo implementing shipping technology, and how can shape their future demise? Shippers Must Weigh In-House Versus Off-the-Shelf Shipping Technology Solutions. The first struggle with implementing shipping technology in an enterprise goes back to considering in-house versus outsourced tech solutions. In modern shipping, there are numerous off-the-shelf tech solutions and platforms that can enhance a company’s productivity.

2018 Outlook: The Year Global Shipping Embraces Artificial Intelligence

Talking Logistics

Looking ahead to 2018, what are some of the key industry trends and themes that are setting the stage for AI innovation? What’s the business value of AI innovation for manufacturers, retailers, and the 3PLs that serve them?

Amazon’s Supply Chain Innovation Delivers Results

Kinaxis

Selling more than 480 million products, a mix of its own items and products drop-shipped by others; its supply chain is a force to be reckoned with. Amazon also had to find solutions to make its same-day shipping model a reality. Have you used Amazon’s same-day shipping?

Why is Blockchain the Next Big Thing in Supply Chain Innovation?

AFFLINK

Blockchain is well on its way to be the next big thing in supply chain innovation. When used for shipping and logistics, the blockchain can make it easy to track large-scale shipments and individual packages.

Innovation and the Role of TMS for Dangerous Goods

Transplace

Innovation and the Role of TMS for Dangerous Goods. The chemical industry also recognizes that they can be a target for terrorist attacks, which could potentially cause a significant disruption in production and transportation, adding yet another layer of complexity to the shipping equation.

The Smart Shipping Container Revolution

GTG Technology Group

Shipping containers are an integral part of the world’s supply chain. With smart sensors on the rise and connectivity increasing, there is a bright new future ahead for the shipping container. High-Connectivity in Shipping. Between each barcode scan, shipping containers go quiet.