Archive for Supply Chain Technology Trends

This Week in Logistics News (May 7-11, 2018)

My wife often jokes that she is the VP of Supply Chain and Logistics in our family. But it’s no joke, it’s true. Whether it’s preventing out-of-stocks of critical household items or making sure the kids are delivered on time in full to wherever they need to be, she keeps our supply chain running as […]

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Big Data in Logistics

There are many buzzwords in the supply chain and logistics industry today, and perhaps there’s none bigger than “Big Data.” Everybody talks about it, but what does Big Data really mean? When it comes to leveraging Big Data effectively in your organization, where do you begin? How do you apply it and what are the […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 30 – May 4, 2018)

I heard this trivia question on the radio this morning when I drove my son to school: This product was invented in Pittsburgh, PA fifty years ago and it consists of seven parts working together. According to a 2007 report, one of these products is sold every 17 seconds in the U.S. – or around […]

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BASF Video Case Study: The Value of Real-Time Freight Visibility

A few weeks ago at the Descartes Evolution 2018 User Conference, I had the opportunity to interview William Wehrle, Director of Supply Chain at BASF, and David Bazzetta, Business Advisor – Process Optimization at BASF, about the importance and value of having real-time freight visibility. Before BASF implemented the Descartes MacroPoint solution, “more often than […]

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This Week in Logistics News (April 23-27, 2018)

I finally came out of hibernation earlier this week and did my first outdoor bike ride of the year. I was a bit rusty when I started, but it felt good to be outdoors after riding in the basement all winter! We have eight riders confirmed so far for our Logistics Leaders for Type 1 […]

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Supply Chain Visibility: Past, Present, and Future

Achieving end-to-end supply chain visibility has been the Holy Grail for industry executives — always desired, but seldom achieved. This has been an ongoing challenge, in part, because supply chain networks, technologies, and processes are always changing, making supply chain visibility a moving target. The question then becomes, where are we today with supply chain […]

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