Archive for blockchain

Blockchain is Coming to Transportation – Here’s How

The transportation industry has long discussed blockchain with a healthy dose of skepticism or has taken a wait-and-see approach to its adoption. But lately, we’ve started seeing more optimism and ideas for blockchain’s use, especially as it emerges as a possible solution to shipment visibility and carrier communications. The industry has traditionally struggled with visibility, […]

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Redefining Logistics Management in a Digital World

According to the 2017 MHI Annual Industry Report, released in April 2017, 80 percent of executives surveyed believe that digital supply chain will be the predominant model within five years. Sixteen percent think the era of the digital supply chain is already here. In today’s global, fast-paced world it’s no longer a question of whether […]

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Excel Goes Blockchain (Microsoft and IBM Partnership)

Microsoft Excel is arguably the most widely used supply chain and logistics application, while blockchain is one of the most talked about emerging technologies in the industry, promising to transform the way companies share data and execute transactions with their trading partners. It was only a question of time before Excel and blockchain came together. […]

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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 (January 28 – February 1, 2019)

I was in Orlando, Florida this week moderating workshops for a logistics service provider client. I was hoping for 70F+ weather, but even Florida fell victim to the Polar Vortex, with temperatures only in the 50s (which felt tropical, nonetheless, compared to Chicago and Boston). I woke up at 2:15 am on Wednesday and couldn’t […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 21-25, 2019)

I’m on borrowed time this morning, so let’s go straight to this week’s supply chain and logistics news, starting with Amazon sharpening its logistics competitive weapon. Amazon’s Pitch to Woo Shippers: Fewer Fees Than FedEx, UPS (WSJ – sub. req’d) Amazon pushing hard into ocean shipping, making it easier for Chinese goods to get to […]

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