36 innovative companies re-inventing and rethinking supply chain and logistics

6 River Systems

These 36 innovative companies have figured out how to hack their operations, gaining some financial or media recognition for their methods. Kick back, be inspired and happy innovating. The world of supply chain and logistics is changing every day.

Transformational Tech in Retail, Part 2: Innovation That’s Changing How We Shop

Supply Chain Nation

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the details of innovative shopping technologies you might have heard of, but might not fully understand, so you can grasp the benefits these technologies could bring you in terms of new shopping and buying experiences. Mobile purchases account for more than half of all online purchases on China, Japan and South Korea today, and are forecast to approach 40 percent of purchases in Europe in the next three years.

A great leap forward: Quintiq joins Dassault Systèmes

DELMIA Quintiq

We will have offices in Japan, South Korea, India and South America, and more. More innovation, more growth, more reach, more potential. At Quintiq, news is often greeted with excitement. That’s because it is usually great news.

Where’s the beef?

DELMIA Quintiq

Australia might be a small piece of the global meat puzzle, with Japan, the United States, South Korea and of course, China being the key export markets.

This Week in Logistics News (January 22-26, 2018)

Talking Logistics

Alibaba’s logistics arm works on driverless technology as automation pace picks up (South China Morning Post). It seeks to prohibit UPS from using drones, driverless vehicles and other new technology to transport, deliver or pick up packages, innovations that would curb demand for labor.

Middle East and E-Commerce – The Potential has Become Reality

Logistics Trends and Insights

Indeed, the entity has already signed an agreement with South Korea’s Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone Authority (DGFEZA) to increase collaboration particularly in the areas of information technology, innovation, cross-border e-commerce, shipping and logistics. The potential for e-commerce in the Middle East has been written on for a number of years.

U.S. Is No Longer One of the Top 10 Most Innovative Countries

Supply Chain Brain

dropped out of the top 10 in the 2018 Bloomberg Innovation Index for the first time in the six years the gauge has been compiled. South Korea and Sweden retained their No. I see no evidence to suggest that this trend will not continue,” said Robert Atkinson, president of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation in Washington, D.C. The U.S.

Takeaways from the 2018 Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference


Fostering innovation through employee engagement. Ana Dzura of Unilever talked about how her organization established a “Digifund” to drive innovation at the grassroots level. by Dr. Madhav Durbha Supply chain insights from leading industry experts.

The New Solar Tariff Promises Big Changes in Clean Energy Manufacturing


Lenae Shirley, Senior Director of Technology Innovation and Market Adaptation with the Environmental Defense Fund, called the tariff an “assault on clean energy and a tax on American families, businesses, and utilities who want to go solar.”. Both China and South Korea have criticized Trump’s decision, and have suggested that they might petition the World Trade Organization to rescind or mitigate the tariffs.

A Global Push for R&D


The index looked at several metrics, such as: the environment for innovation, education policies, and labor policies. South Korea tops the list followed by Germany, Singapore, Japan, Canada, Estonia, France, the UK and the U.S. It’s interesting to note the wide variety of readiness (with supporting workforce talent, innovative institutions, etc.)

5G and the Future of Smart Cities

Enterra Insights

Parbat reports, “Globally, US carriers Verizon and AT&T are poised to start the first wave of commercial 5G launches this year, which, in turn, will be followed by operators in Japan and South Korea in 2019. ” Tom Wheeler ( @tewheels ), a Brookings Institution Visiting Fellow in the Center for Technology Innovation, reports, “The Wireless Industry Association warns the U.S. is in third place behind China and South Korea when it comes to 5G.”[6]

Strong demand and tight supply define industrial property sector in markets around the world


This strong demand has driven down supply, with developers increasingly becoming more innovative in regard to maximizing value through the repurposing of obsolete assets such as vacant big-box retail stores and aged office buildings, as well as exploring multi-storey facilities in a growing trend that caters to demand for close-in warehousing and distribution.". Korea E-commerce retailers' use of third-party logistics to distribute their goods is increasing.

Navigating the Future in an Uncertain Political and Regulatory Environment


Participants also attended the Innovation Showcase in Nelson Hall,, featuring two winning supply chain teams in the undergraduate and graduate divisions! Following this session, we all proceeded to Nelson Hall, to participate in the Innovation Showcase.

This Week in Logistics News (August 29 -September 2, 2016)

Talking Logistics

Several Hanjin ships have been seized by creditors or barred from shipping cargo from Busan, South Korea’s main port, and vessels have been turned away from ports in the U.S.,