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.

Spend Matters Awards Chainalytics For Transportation Procurement Innovation

CHAINalytics

Our inclusion in this year’s list is another testament to the … The post Spend Matters Awards Chainalytics For Transportation Procurement Innovation appeared first on Chainalytics. Press Release Transportation Award Chainalytics freight sourcing ocean procurement sourcing optimization Transportation Procurement transportation sourcing Truckload procurement

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.

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.

Enabling Innovation Groups To Sell More Effectively to Operations Leaders

ThroughPut

Whether it is access to data, maneuvering around competing innovation objectives, tracking down actual factory-floor operators, or involving oft-neglected procurement groups, there are internal bottlenecks everywhere. Innovation Groups do not have natural internal operations-savvy salespeople.

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.

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.

Innovating Spare Parts Logistics

Logistics Trends and Insights

However, transportation costs can be astronomical if not managed appropriately. 3D printing provides a number of benefits to the supply chain including lower transportation and inventory costs. By Ian Kerr, The Postal Podcas t and Cathy Morrow Roberson.

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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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. Outdoors, driverless vehicles will be used for transporting items around yards, harbors and airports.

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. Manufacturing Planet Planning Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Transport & Logistics Workforce Optimization

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.

Insights from Ryder Innovate 2014

Talking Logistics

Greg Forbis, Senior Director, General Merchandise, Inbound Transportation, Walmart Stores. Walmart Supply Chain and Transportation Trends for 2015. Sustainability and Green Initiatives in Transportation and Logistics. Transportation and Logistics Industry Trends.

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

Transplace

Managed Transportation Services: What’s the Role of Innovative Technology? Below are some of the key insights shared during our conversation, including a rundown of current emerging tech transportation trends and what you can expect to see in 2019 and beyond.

4 Companies Driving Transportation Technology Innovation

Cerasis

Historically, new technologies have been slow to come to, and be adopted by, the transportation industry. However, several innovative companies are challenging this norm. At Spendrix , we’re big fans of these advancements in transportation technology.

MercuryGate 2.0: Takeaways from Velocity 2019 Conference

Talking Logistics

Technology Transportation Management Systems MercuryGate MercuryGate Velocity 2019 Shelli Austin TMS transportation innovation transportation management systemsI was there at the beginning of MercuryGate 1.0 and I was there at the beginning of MercuryGate 2.0.

Top Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015

Cerasis

We continue our series on the most read articles from the Cerasis blog for 2015 today by featuring any of the blogs in the transportation management or transportation categories. . Top 10 Most Read Transportation Management and Transportation Articles of 2015. In these most read 10 transportation management or transportation articles this year we saw, as with the other categories, a large portion focus on technology, such as transportation management systems.

Supply Chain Innovation: Responding to Change While Keeping An Eye On Fundamentals

Cerasis

Supply chain innovation and change are the driving forces behind today's modern supply chain, and, according to Nye Longman of Supply Chain Management , the rate of change isn't going too slow. Defining Supply Chain Innovation. Where does the future of the supply chain innovation rest?

How BluJay Solutions can turbocharge customer experience in transport management

BluJay Solutions

Integrating innovative technologies has helped supply chain leaders optimize operations while reducing inefficiencies, but is digital transformation the only way forward for organizations aiming to deliver a successful customer experience? The post How BluJay Solutions can turbocharge customer experience in transport management appeared first on BluJay Solutions. In The News customer experience Global transportation Innovation Transport Management Software Visibility

How BluJay Solutions can turbocharge customer experience in transport management

BluJay Solutions

Integrating innovative technologies has helped supply chain leaders optimize operations while reducing inefficiencies, but is digital transformation the only way forward for organizations aiming to deliver a successful customer experience? The post How BluJay Solutions can turbocharge customer experience in transport management appeared first on BluJay Solutions. In The News customer experience Global transportation Innovation Transport Management Software Visibility

Building a Business Case for Supply Chain Innovation

Supply Chain @ MIT

Featured Innovation artificial intelligence in supply chains GCLOG certificate at MIT IoT MIT Center Transportation & Logistics MIT Global SCALE Network Supply chain innovation using big data in supply chains

A Historic Year of Innovation for NFI: 2018 Highlights

NFI

This year was one of innovation and technology, as NFI continued to invest in growing its capabilities and expertise. Here are some highlights from 2018: NFI Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) NFI became a member of Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) in April 2018.

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

8 innovations that are transforming supply chains

6 River Systems

With many companies continuing to work towards supply chain optimization , the industry is ripe for innovation. Listed in no particular order, here’s a look at eight of the most prominent innovations that are transforming supply chains.

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. However even more deep-reaching consequences of technological innovation are likely – the so-called ‘uber-ization’ of the logistics industry.

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.

What Is the Impact of Big Data in the Transportation & Supply Chain Industries?

Cerasis

This graphic shows the true scope of impact of big data in the Transportation, SupplyChain & Logistics industries. . In other words, selecting the best way to consolidate, mix and transport products can help attain a goal of $0 shipping in the eyes of consumers. .

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? 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. Is cost cutting pushing aside innovation investments at your company? How do you find the right balance between cost management and innovation?

10 Ways Effective Transportation Management Drives Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

Transportation management is no longer a tactical approach to simply moving freight and doing it at the lowest possible cost. There are several factors that exist today that are forcing shippers to use even more resources, which distract from their core competencies , in order to have a strategic and much more nuanced, complex transportation management practice. 10 Tips to Remain Competitive and Have an Effective Transportation Management Strategy.

How Do We Know National Network for Manufacturing Innovation is Working? Because China is Copying It.

Cerasis

Editor's note: This is a guest blog from our friend Adam Nager from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation or ITIF. In this post, Adam discusses the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation or NNMI and how it relates to the Made in China 2025 initiative. . In addition, Made in China 2025 contains provisions for creating 40 Manufacturing Innovation Centers by 2025. What Is National Network for Manufacturing Innovation?

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

Talking Logistics

In the past, companies could afford to be laggards, but the pace of change is so fast today, that waiting too long to innovate could put them so far behind the competition that they would never catch up. Innovation is not something that you start and stop; it’s something that you have to do continuously. Today, when it comes to supply chain innovation technology, it’s no longer just a build vs. buy decision.

Evolution 2019 Purchased Transportation Recap: Customer Experience & Innovation

Descartes

Descartes Evolution 2019, our annual global user and partner conference, has wrapped up, and it was another year highlighting customer success, insights into the past year’s innovations and upcoming planned roadmaps.

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.

Logistics Hubs as Drivers of Innovation

Supply Chain @ MIT

A European Commission (EC) initiative called Horizon 2020 – 2105 Smart, Green and Integrated Transport will facilitate collaboration between logistics clusters on developing supply chain solutions, particularly projects that promote environmental sustainability.

Lean Transportation: Are you Using Lean Thinking for Transportation Management? If not, Why?

Cerasis

For shippers, culture and behavior have to change to apply Lean Transportation thinking. The “Them (company leadership) versus Us (shop floor associates)” mentality also needs to change for Lean Transportation to " WE. The 8 Rights To Achieve Lean Transportation Practices. The are the 8 Rights of Lean Transportation thinking: Right Materials, Right Quantity, Right time, Right Place, Right Source, Right Price, Right Quantity, and. Transportation takes time.

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