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.
E-commerce is revolutionizing how companies move inventory at such an incredible rate that even leading innovators are having a tough time meeting consumer expectations.
To plan for the future, it’s important to keep up with technological trends and their implications for your industry. The rise of self-driving vehicles presents both an opportunity and challenge for logistics, and electric vehicles are beginning to become a viable alternative to trucks that run on fossil fuels and are closely related to the rise […]
All’s quiet up at the North Pole right now. Elsewhere, however, changing traffic congestion patterns are forcing logistics experts to think long and hard about their holiday fulfillment strategies.