In the modern global supply chain, complete end-to-end visibility is often regarded as the ultimate goal. But what constitutes end-to-end visibility? As tracking technology becomes more advanced, companies feel the pressure to keep everyone informed throughout the entire supply chain.
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 […]
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.
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:
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 […]
The growing popularity of online furniture selling presents a unique challenge for shipping and logistics pros all along the supply chain.
Technology has completely transformed shipping and logistics over the last quarter century.
For most companies, the dream of a supply chain that produces actionable data, driven by sensors and tracked with RFID and barcodes, remains just out of reach.
Supply chain management is undergoing a significant transition that will change the face of shipping and logistics. Companies who aren’t starting to plan for digitization aren’t going to recognize the industry in the years to come.
Oversupply has been a major worry in the shipping industry since the last major recession, but recent developments threaten to make it an even greater cause for concern. Most significantly, excess capacity associated with the rise of mega-ships has created a global shipping environment in which consolidation has increased.