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New Self-Service Technology Gives Small Business Customers Seamless Access to Shipping Across Multiple Modes

As part of its continued commitment to creating market-leading solutions focused on meeting customer needs, C.H. Robinson has introduced Freightquote by C.H. Robinson, the first and only self-service technology offering that guides small business customers to the best multimodal shipping options for improved savings, reliability and visibility.


IBM Releases Study Ahead of Trade Show

IBM timed its release of its study on global consumer trends in time for the National Retail Federation’s 2020 Big Show, reports Tech Republic.

To coincide with the National Retail Federation's 2020 Big Show in New York this week, IBM released a major study on global consumer trends as well as a bunch of announcements for partnerships with companies addressing everything from store returns to frictionless shopping. 


3D Printers Could Add Value to MRO Supply Chain

According to Supply Chain Dive, 3D printing could be a valuable asset to MRO supply chain.

Only one in five respondents in Essentium's survey said their companies currently use 3D printing for MRO.


Eco Vadis Receives Funding to Grow

Eco Vadis, a company that rates other companies’ supply chain sustainability, CSR,  ESG is using a $200 million investment to grow its ratings program, reports Spend Matters. 

EcoVadis, a provider of ratings on sustainability, CSR and ESG, today announced a $200 million investment from CVC Growth Partners that puts three CVC executives on the EcoVadis board and sets the company up to expand.


Cognitive Supply Chains on the Horizon

IBM is predicting that cognitive supply chains will emerge in the next few years, these supplt chains are powered by artificial intelligence, reports Tech HQ.

Supply chains have become crucial focal points for technological innovation.

As technology enables greater competition and scale than ever seen before— and meeting customers’ expectations more demanding— businesses can live or die on the efficiency of their supply chains, and their ability to run flawlessly around the clock


Making Shipping More Collaborative

According to Trucking Info, Trimble Transportation’s latest acquistion will help shippers, carriers and those in between to have visability and collaboration.

Trimble Transportation says its latest acquisition will allow it to transform the supply chain – not by “uberizing” it, but by creating a single TMS that will allow true visibility and collaboration between shippers, carriers, and intermediaries


Using AI in the Grocery Supply Chain

Can artificial intelligence help grocers solve their supply chain dilemas, reeports PYMNTS.

Fresh foods present a singular problem for grocers when it comes to keeping the shelves stocked. They don’t come with expiration dates stamped on, they tend to vary in terms of quality and seasonal availability, consumer preferences are highly variable and they have a relatively short shelf life.


Software to Manage Supply Chains

According to American Shipper, Mercado Labs has developed a line of software to help manage supply chains. 

Much of the global supply chain runs on technology approaching midlife, a crisis that Robert Garrison and his latest venture hope to fix.


Dark Kitchens Test Supply Chain Limits

A new type of kitchen, a “dark kitchen”, one that that has no front of house, will test the limits of the restaurant supply chain, reports Restaurant Business. 

While food delivery is nothing new, breakout services like Uber Eats and Doordash have capitalized on what customers want most: convenience. The rise in popularity of food delivery has born a concept—dark kitchens. 


GreyOrange Launches Next Era Fulfillment Operating System

GreyOrange, a global software and mobile robotics provider that leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimize fulfillment operations, today announced the latest release of its Fulfillment Operating System, which integrates GreyMatter software with the company’s series of mobile robots.


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