The tools for managing contract freight are digitizing a broken model. Editor’s note: As a rule, we don’t run articles from solution providers touting their products. At the same time, there are those occasions when a provider comes to our attention with something that is unique to the market and we invite them to describe …
What will it take to find, train, and retain talent going forward? Three supply chain experts dust off their crystal balls and discuss the top ways to build the workforce for the future. As the national economy continues to improve and organizations strive to minimize risk, improve customer service, adopt solid omni-channel processes, and gain …
“The world is moving so fast now-a-days that the man who says it cannot be done is generally interrupted by someone else doing it.” Those lines are as true today as when they were first published in the early 1900s. And it’s not just our every day worlds that appear to be evolving before our …
December 20, 2019
Shippers are starting to see the incredible advantage that can be gained through the strategic management of e-commerce—especially as logistics professionals move out of their silos and into the C-suite. Industry experts further contend that walls will continue to be torn down before this disruption reaches an advanced and fully evolved stage. The rapid growth …
Momentum is building around digital technologies including artificial intelligence, machine learning, Big Data analytics infrastructure, and soon, for blockchain deployments. But digitally transforming supply chains can’t be accomplished simply by sticking to a list of “hot” technologies it requires matching technologies to strategy and a commitment to change. Ever been in a diner where there …
Last summer, we heard from supply chain executives from three small to mid-sized companies on the challenges faced by their organizations and how they’re addressing them. When it comes to managing their order fulfillment and logistics processes, mid-sized companies are, well, caught in the middle. On the one hand, their customers expect the same level …
This month we spoke with Kevin Zweier, Vice President of the Transportation practice at Chainalytics. Kevin Zweier manages the delivery of projects related to transportation procurement, fleet modeling and systems and operational assessments. Prior to joining Chainalytics, he led the North American Logistics Practice at ICG Commerce. He was previously at INSIGHT and Manhattan Associates. NextGen …
Forget the last mile. One of today’s biggest fulfillment challenges is the short trip from the delivery truck to one of dozens—or hundreds—of possible delivery spots in a building, a plant, a hospital or a campus. The shortest distance could be the longest yard of a delivery. For years, logistics professionals have referred to the …
Once slow to adopt automation, 3PLs are now leading the way. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never thought of 3PLs as innovators or early adopters of technology. Given the short-term nature of their contracts, the industry players focused on taking the fat out of processes and being great operators with conventional processes. Based …
Last-mile delivery is expensive and complicated. Solutions range from smart lockers to GPS sensors and advanced data analytics look to change that equation. If there ever was a scrum in the supply chain, it’s last-mile delivery. And it’s a worldwide scrum, no less. From China to Europe to the U.S., companies as divergent as Amazon, SF Express, Shipt, Instacart and XPO …