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Logistics (78)

Drones Are Becoming Part of the Logistics Industry

For decades, the logistics industry has been lagging behind in the adoption of technology in service provision. However, this has changed significantly over the past few years as a result of the increased adoption of various technologies most of which are aimed at increasing competitiveness and enhancing the provision of services.

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Last Mile Delivery Issues

When my husband and I lived in the city we were pretty lucky in that only a few of our packages ever got stolen from our front door steps. It helped that our front door had a little nook that drivers could discretely tuck our packages into, hiding them away from thieves (or porch pirates as they’re commonly referred to) in our neighborhood. My neighbors though weren’t so lucky as many of them saw their packages mysteriously disappear.

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Why EDI is not sufficient for tracking the cold supply chain and what is the solution.

It’s rare that I decry EDI, but I encourage a serious look into how and if this bastion of trade is keeping up with the needs of commerce and incorporating the most appropriate technologies. Here’s a look at what might be a shortcoming that needs to be addressed.

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Logistics Industry Talent

Trucking and freight industry is getting ready for new opportunities and future market. Contracts are already trickling from outside these industries. 

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How Will Successes in Industrial IoT Translate to Consumers?

Businesses are rushing to embrace internet of things (IoT) technology, but consumers hesitate. According to Statista, companies in manufacturing, logistics, and utilities plan to invest a projected $40B in IoT platforms and services by 2020.

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2019: An opportunity for shippers and truckers to create long-term balance

seb creativo 197860 unsplashAfter a rapid trucking rate escalation in 2018, the spot trucking market began 2019 with excess capacity in many lanes. Analysis of the trucking market can be knee-jerk. When the market is tight, pundits predict that shippers will be unable to secure capacity. As the market cools, pundits proclaim that the capacity crunch always was a myth. The truth lies in the middle.

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How trucking and logistics in the USA are changing due to technology in 2019

future logisticsIn 2019 many industries are expected to experience changes due to new technologies and changes in regulations in the United States. One major industry that won’t be left out is that of trucking and logistics. They can expect that recent advancement in technology will help simplify processes, automate tasks and yield positive results.

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Big Investments in Supply Chain Tech from DHL

vn core pr 05302018Robotics, AI, autonomous vehicles, renewable energy all grab headlines and promise great things as we move into the next year. Some of the projects that are in play are truly remarkable in the ways they are expected to change how we do things. The supply chain runs in the background of consumer activities and is more complex than most people who aren’t involved with the supply chain imagine. But when issues slow the process of getting goods to their final destinations everyone has opinions about what should be done to make things better. Global delivery giant DHL has some ideas of their own that leverage its presence and the technology available.

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Supply chain logistics are increasingly integrated with ERP systems

logistics erpThere was a time when supply chain software was tightly focused on managing the transactions that went into processing orders. The software providers were specialized in EDI transactions - data files formatted according to the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) standard. EDI files associated with logistics have become integral to the process. These electronic documents were originally separate from inventory control, shipping manifests, and payment processing, but the volume of transactions and the number of companies doing business electronically has made integration between supply chain logistics and ERP systems more common than ever.

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How Global Trade Blockchain Platforms Could Help Streamline Freight Movements from Cargo Ship to Big Rig to Your Door

Transportation heroIn early August, IBM and Maersk unveiled TradeLens, a global trade blockchain platform seeking to bring efficiency and transparency to international shipping. After months of testing with port operators, customs authorities, logistics companies, and carriers, TradeLens hopes to be fully commercially available by the end of 2018. The platform is being billed as an open and neutral ecosystem, designed to integrate with other Hyperledger Fabric blockchains. While only time will tell if IBM and Maersk are truly dedicated to collaboration, the possibility of multiple blockchain platforms interacting and integrating could revolutionize shipping from the open ocean to the open road.

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