Archive for Supply Chain Technology Trends

Why Supply Chain Platforms?

Today, collaboration is an essential step in the digital transformation of your company, and has become vital if you expect to compete with increasingly more dynamic and connected competitors. Through this transformation, it’s no longer an option to work separate from your collaborators. Instead, a real convergence must be created by merging the processes with […]

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The Role of Emerging Technologies in Managed Transportation Services

When I ask shippers what they look for in a logistics or transportation management partner, technology capabilities — and the data and insights those technologies provide — is always near the top of the list. Of course, the technology landscape is very different today compared to 5-10 years ago, with blockchain, machine learning, real-time freight […]

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This Week in Logistics News (February 4-8, 2019)

[This page is intentionally left blank.] … because my mind is blank this morning. Here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week. Amazon makes clear it’s now competing with FedEx and UPS in its annual filing (CNBC) Amazon patents a plan to have packages ride public buses for customer pickup […]

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Preparing for the Future of Supply Chains

If you could tell a warehouse manager back in 1980 that someday robots would be working alongside humans in the racks, or that individual items could be tracked and traced in real time, they would have laughed it off as science fiction. Every day, innovations that weren’t even conceivable a decade ago are used without […]

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How Technology Empowers Freight Brokers to Work Smarter, Not Harder, to Drive Profitability

Working smarter, not harder, is critical for everybody in transportation today, but it’s especially important for freight brokers in light of the increased competition in the marketplace and the ever-more demanding expectations of shippers. What does “working smarter, not harder” mean for freight brokers? What are the biggest drivers of cost and inefficiency in the […]

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Defining Digital Transformation

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from “Construction Is Lagging In Digitization LET’S GET UNSTUCK,” a research e-book produced by Adelante SCM and published by Command Alkon (a Talking Logistics sponsor). What is so new about digital transformation? Haven’t we been using the internet, Web, email, and other digital tools for decades in our […]

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