Archive for Supply Chain Technology Trends

Next-Generation Supply Chain Visibility

If supply chain and logistics executives were granted one wish to make their work lives easier and more productive, most of them would probably say, “I wish I had end-to-end supply chain visibility.” It’s been an unfulfilled goal for many companies for many years, but while significant challenges still remain, advancements in technology are helping […]

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IoT Speeds Over-the-Road Shipment Tracking

If you’re a global supply chain executive, you’ve got a challenging job. A job that was once as simple as moving goods around now involves managing relationships with suppliers and service providers all around the globe, while also keeping track of the goods as your shipments move closer to their destination. According to a 2017 […]

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Digital Transformation in the Heavy Building Materials Industry

Virtually all industries today are undergoing digital transformation, but the opportunities for cost savings, as well as productivity and service improvements, are arguably greatest in the Heavy Building Materials (HBM) industry because of all of their current manual and paper-based processes. How is digitization starting to transform this industry? What’s the value proposition for contractors, […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 28 – June 1, 2018)

I’ve been using the same headshot photo for over 16 years. Whenever I email it to conference organizers for speaking engagements, I expect them to reply back with a “Come on Adrian, are you kidding me?!” — but I keep getting away with it. I’ve remained forever young on PowerPoint slides and web pages for […]

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This Week in Logistics News (May 21-25, 2018)

“Papi, I think I left my school bag at the baseball field,” my son tells me at 10:00 pm last night, as I’m trying to write this post and get packed for our annual Memorial Day weekend pilgrimage to Baseball Heaven for a tournament. “Are you kidding me?!” He wasn’t kidding. So I put on […]

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Delivery is the Product: Takeaways from Transplace’s Shipper Symposium 2018

“Consumers are the disruptive force today, not technology.” So stated Ken Hughes, a leading consumer and shopper behaviouralist, in his keynote presentation at Trasnsplace’s 16th Annual Shipper Symposium a couple of weeks ago. The comment caught my attention because later that morning I was going to moderate a discussion with Dan Dershem, General Partner at […]

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