5 Key Supply Chain Technologies Needed to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

More companies are actively engaging with consumers in search of the ultimate omnichannel sales experience as the strength of online sales increase, reports Supply Chain Quarterly. Unlike traditional supply chains, omnichannel supply chains rely on the successful integration and application of data, process standardization and high-tech tools to ensure a seamless flow of information and products. Analytics to Uncover Issues in the Supply Chain.

WMS and eCommerce: How to Use Supply Chain Technology to a Competitive Advantage

Cerasis

The application of supply chain technology is essential to maintaining a competitive advantage in the height of eCommerce growth. Warehouse Managers need to understand the challenges of maintaining a competitive advantage, how technology can help, and a few best practices in leveraging technology. Modern Technology Is the Solution Think about what makes up a winning eCommerce supply chain strategy and positive customer experience.

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Why investors are looking at supply chain technologies in 2020

Requis

Since the coronavirus pandemic took hold earlier in 2020, supply chain has become a household word. Investors, like the public, have woken up to the fact that supply chains are the engine driving economic prosperity. Supply chain, it seems, is ripe for disruption.

Is Seamless OmniChannel Possible? How to Avoid Supply Chain Technology Hiccups

Cerasis

Unfortunately, a lack of understanding in omnichannel supply chains has also led many companies to experience extreme issues in delivering on their promises. In addition, some may feel that growing into a seamless omnichannel sales strategy is impossible without supply chain technology hiccups, but that is not true. Identify Market Trends Omni-channel supply chains are built on having multiple touchpoints per order, ranging from online to brick-and-mortar sales.

Supply Chain Technology Roundup: Drones and Droids

Elementum

How will these emergent technologies affect supply chains? Unmanned Systems in the Supply Chain. In the supply chain space, these flying devices are on the cusp of transforming how companies deliver goods into the hands of customers. German shipping magnate DHL is another major player in the drone development game, having been experimenting with drones since 2013. Logistics supply chain technology droids drones last mile delivery

These Advanced Supply Chain Technologies will Solidify the Digital Supply Chain in 2018

Cerasis

The type and capabilities of supply chain technology is expanding, and technology will only grow more important in effective supply chain management in 2018. From the increased demand to data-driven decision-making through the industrial Internet of things (IIoT) to the use of cloud-based technologies, supply chain technology will advance light years in the coming months. Blockchain Technology Will Emerge in Greater Detail.

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.

Supply Chain Technology Roundup: IoT and 3D Printing

Elementum

Digital transformation involves the strategic overhaul of business activities, processes, competencies, and models to fully leverage the opportunities made available by new technologies. Two cutting-edge technologies being implemented today are the Internet of Things (IoT) and 3D printing. Now beyond the point of being mere buzzwords, these technologies are actively transforming the landscape of logistics and manufacturing networks across the globe. Digital Supply Chains.

Is Hyperloop the Next Great Supply Chain Technology?

Kinaxis

by Melissa Clow This guest post comes to us from Argentus Supply Chain Recruiting , a boutique recruitment firm specializing in Supply Chain Management. We’re always trying to stay on top of Supply Chain developments at Argentus. And this sometimes takes us into looking at the emerging technologies that are poised to have a significant impact on the function. But we’re interested in what Supply Chain and Logistics pros in our network have to say.

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. About 28% of shipping costs are spent on last-mile shipping alone , a shocking figure when taking into account that.5% of the 7,800 mile shipment from Shenzhen to Chicago could cost almost a third of the full shipping price. Logistics and Supply Chain Technology 2015-2020: Martijn Graat.

Supply Chain Technology Trends to Watch Out For

AFFLINK

What are the current supply chain technology trends? Supply chain technology is advancing at a fast pace, and supply chain companies need to keep their finger on the pulse of the industry. Blockchain technology is growing in many industries, with companies jumping to integrate blockchain into nearly every transactional process. When it comes to supply chain management, the applications of blockchain are clear.

Supply Chain Technology Roundup: IoT and 3D Printing

Elementum

Digital transformation involves the strategic overhaul of business activities, processes, competencies, and models to fully leverage the opportunities made available by new technologies. Two cutting-edge technologies being implemented today are the Internet of Things (IoT) and 3D printing. Now beyond the point of being mere buzzwords, these technologies are actively transforming the landscape of logistics and manufacturing networks across the globe. Digital Supply Chains.

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.

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”.

WMS and eCommerce: How to Use Supply Chain Technology to a Competitive Advantage

Veridian Solutions

The application of supply chain technology is essential to maintaining a competitive advantage in the height of eCommerce growth. Warehouse Managers need to understand the challenges of maintaining a competitive advantage, how technology can help, and a few best practices in leveraging technology. The Amazon Effect: How the Retail Giant Has Shaken Up the Supply Chain and What Supply Chains Can Do to Keep Up.

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.

What is Supply Chain Technology and Why is it Important?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What is Supply Chain Technology and Why is it Important? With so many options and varying levels of service, understanding supply chain technology may seem overwhelming—especially if your organization is growing. By definition, supply chain technology refers to any digital equipment used to simplify supply chain processes for shippers and carriers. The importance of technology in supply chain management.

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? You don’t have to be a retail supply chain expert. It begins by recognizing that you do not have to be a logistics authority to optimize your supply chain. .

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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? You don’t have to be a retail supply chain expert. It begins by recognizing that you don’t have to be a logistics authority to optimize your supply chain. .

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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. The practice, known as drop shipping, lets retailers offer more products for sale on their websites—such as multiple colors of the same sweater—without having to keep those items in stock.

[INFOGRAPHICS] 4 Uses of Supply Chain Technology Applications Moving Shippers into the Future of Effective Management

Cerasis

In today's highly competitive marketplace, it’s imperative for businesses to innovate new ways to streamline their supply chain and optimize productivity. With the aid of modern supply chain technology applications, you can create better visibility within your supply chain , which will enable you to have more control over your business and stay ahead of the competition. Computerized Shipping and Tracking.

Rise of the Machines: Supply Chain Technology Brings Robots to Fulfill Orders

AFFLINK

Robots are already part of supply chain technology, just not at the retail store level. Robots are involved in the retail supply chain from product creation and assembly to packaging and logistics, but brands like Walmart are beginning to incorporate robots and automation in diverse ways. Recent advances in the way technology that powers robots and the rise of Artificial Intelligence have led to robotics being more adept at working at all phases of an operation.

Providing Unparalleled Shipping Solutions for Small Businesses

CH Robinson Transportfolio

That’s why we launched our self-service online shipping tool Freightquote by C.H. They have enough things on their mind – finding reliable shipping shouldn’t be one of them. These technology-enabled enhancements are further automating the shipping experience for small business owners.

Why is Transportation Management Important?

Kuebix

Shippers spent countless hours calling and emailing internal and external partners just to ship their freight. Transportation management technology changed all of that. The first TMSs were housed on-premise and did speed up shipping processes. Blog Cloud Digital Supply Chain Technology TMS Visibility Integration kuebix tms Supply Chain technology Transportation Management

Why OmniChannel Solutions are Needed in Shipping & Logistics to Meet Consumer Demand

Cerasis

However, Amazon is shaking up the mix by seeking to make today’s e-commerce practices obsolete, and shipping and logistics providers need to understand why. Customers have the option to have products shipped to home or the store, and this eliminates any confusion about how much space is needed within each store. Consumers are also expecting more of manufacturers and shipping companies. Omni-Channel Solutions Will Expand to Include and Use New Technologies.

This is the world’s largest container ship….and it’s massive

The Network Effect

Last month the world’s largest container ship, the MSC Oscar , set sail from a South Korean shipyard. It’s hard to comprehend just how large the ship is… here are some examples of what it can carry: 19,000 shipping containers. Over at vox.com there’s a great article that describes the MSC Oscar , along with an interesting discussion about how and why shipping containers got so huge. David Hecker/Getty Images.

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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. The Move to LTL Digital Shipping. How New LTL Technologies & Processes are Changing the Shipping Game. The technology progressed within Amazon and in external technology development centers. Reduced shipping and handling costs. Robotics Supply Chain Technology

Trucking & Freight Management Trends to Know in 2019

Cerasis

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. Companies Will Begin to Implement the Power of Blockchain-Based Technology Blockchain-based technology is one of the most exciting areas to watch out for in 2019.

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Status of On-Demand Trucking

Kuebix

transportation market is quickly ramping up technology-enhanced options to move products, goods and people in an effort to keep up with demand. Consumers are accustomed to free two-day shipping and detailed tracking information to follow their package every step of the way. Backhaul Blog Digital Supply Chain Technology Carriers kuebix tms On-Demand Trucking Shippers Transportation Industry Trucking Industry VisibilityThe U.S.

4 Supply Chain Technologies that Add Flexibility and Give Consumers What They Want

FLEXE

Traditional supply chains have survived a long time without requiring too much deviation. Adding flexibility to your supply chain is now a must-have to stay relevant with your customers. Consumers expect shorter product life cycles with higher product variety, same- or next-day delivery, free shipping and an option to order online and pickup in-store. Sales are lost when supply chains cannot respond to consumers’ demand for more flexible shopping options.

2018 Outlook: The Year Global Shipping Embraces Artificial Intelligence

Talking Logistics

Adam Compain, CEO at ClearMetal , discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Where are we from a technology standpoint and from a market education and adoption standpoint? Podcast version (click to play): The post 2018 Outlook: The Year Global Shipping Embraces Artificial Intelligence appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

Steps to Controlling Inventory Flow & Driving Warehouse Efficiency

Cerasis

Use Automated Technologies. Automated technologies, such as radio frequency identification (RFID) and automated identification and data capture (AIDC), reports Adam Robinson of Cerasis , can enhance inventory flow and drive warehouse efficiency as well. These technologies may also include voice-enabled commands and automated order processing. This prevents delays on docks and ensures the timely completion of order processing, packaging, and shipping.

The Industrial Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Logistics: Where Are We & Where Are We Going?

Cerasis

The era of paper-based systems and physically monitoring the supply chain is ending. The definition of the IoT sums it up; it is “a network of dedicated physical objects that contain embedded technology to sense or interact with their internal state or external environment.”. Supply Chain Management. Supply chain management is a broad term used to describe the current use of the industrial internet of things in the supply chain.

Last Mile Shipping Success Requires a Holistic Approach

CH Robinson Transportfolio

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. Navigating today’s last mile of the supply chain ecosystem takes a holistic approach that brings together people, process and technology.

Maritime Shipping Needs Better Data Sharing

Material Handling & Logistics

Global Supply Chain Technology & Automation Transportation & Distribution NewsImporters, exporters, container carriers, terminal operators, vessel owners and other stakeholders suffer from poor visibility and predictability around shipments and are losing money due to a lack of partner synchronization and insufficient data insight. read more.

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