Autonomous ships are set to transform the way international shipping operates in the years to come, but that’s been the headline for almost half a decade. Automation is expected to improve efficiency, both in time and carbon emissions, and help reduce to overhead costs. Contrary to the anxieties of critics, autonomous shipping could make transportation safer, too — between 75% and 96% of maritime-related accidents are caused by human error, according to Allianz.Read More >
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2019 is expected to be another strong year for intermodal shippers. Some analysts predict that the global industry will grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 7% by 2022.
What’s driving this continued growth? High trucking costs, improved intermodal infrastructure, and advancements in technology are all contributing factors.Read More >
The increasing demand for omnichannel retail experiences is driving many companies to scale fulfillment operations quickly, stressing the entire supply chain. In many cases, this can create a big mess when the necessary physical and software infrastructure required to scale properly isn’t in place.Read More >
How supply chain companies choose to cope with changing market pressures and shifting customer demands will define their success in 2019.Read More >
Logistics and fulfillment startups – who, traditionally, have held an infrastructural disadvantage against legacy companies – are finding that their nimbleness and ability to fill gaps in the supply chain are making them a valuable asset in the contemporary marketplace. Similarly, freight forwarders, port-side warehousers, and other 3PL companies are experiencing explosive growth thanks to the new fulfillment pathways that ecommerce enables.Read More >
Ship-from-store fulfillment is one of the principal ways brick-and-mortar stores are becoming more responsive to the demands of ecommerce. For big box retailers (who face increasing competition from giants like Amazon) ship-from-store fulfillment provides additional flexibility in online sales. However, shipping from retail stores also creates several complex challenges.Read More >
Ecommerce fulfillment has transformed customer expectations across all industries in recent years.
Having the lowest price or the best product no longer guarantees a retailer is going to be successful. Now, fulfillment plays a key aspect in customer decision making. The faster you ship — and the more visibility you offer customers about in-transit orders — the happier your customers will be.Read More >
Shippers who want to grow their fleet are in for a rude awakening when they go to order new trucks.
Currently, the backlog for big rig orders is longer than it’s been in more than a decade — with little indication that demand will slow or supply will increase anytime soon. As of this writing, most new orders will not be delivered for nearly a year.Read More >
The widespread digitization of logistics is fueling the search for more efficient ways to ship, pack, and process goods. Companies all along the supply chain are finding ways to use big data and advanced machine learning technology to streamline processes and automate difficult tasks.
Here are nine ways AI is revolutionizing logistics:Read More >
Why are companies being pushed to improve visibility along the supply chain? On some level, it comes from a desire to improve efficiency. Equally, though, pressure is coming from customers — both retailers and their end users — who want better information on the status of their shipments. They want to know the location of their package as near to real time as possible.Read More >