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.
In today’s fast-paced, volatile cargo shipping environment, port drayage is a key element in ensuring an effective and reliable supply chain. Accordingly, it’s vital to have a port drayage partner who you can trust to get the job done while keeping up with the changes in the industry. If there is a breakdown in performance, it […]
Santa isn’t the only one who needs to make a list and check it twice when the holidays come around.
Consumer applications for Internet of Things (IoT) technologies seem to get most of the media attention, but the real potential of connected devices and sensors is on the business side. Enterprise deployments of IoT technology have grown by over 300 percent in recent years, and supply chain management is one area where the benefits of these […]
Online shopping’s share of U.S. retail sales has continuously grown year over year in the past few decades, jumping from 0.6% of all retail sales in 1999 to 8.4% in late 2016. This trend has necessitated an increased focus on eCommerce when supply chain management strategies are designed and implemented in order to meet the […]