IATA Automates Dangerous Goods Compliance Checks
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched an innovative new solution that will enhance safety and improve efficiency in the transport of dangerous goods by air and support the industry's goal of a fully digitized supply chain.
IoT Goes Green
The Internet of Things (IoT) will play a pivotal role in enabling the transport and logistics sector to reduce its carbon footprint and minimize any negative impact on the environment. According to research from Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communications, 95 percent of companies in the sector are actively implementing IoT technologies to improve their environmental sustainability.
Switching On The Smart Grid
A radical new charging technology that overcomes the challenge of simultaneously recharging an entire fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) without the need for an expensive upgrade to the power supply grid has been deployed in London by a UPS-led consortium.
Alibaba Ties Thailand To Online Commerce
Thailand and Alibaba have signed a letter of intent to cooperate on initiatives to develop e-commerce in the country—from providing training to small and mid-sized companies and individuals to exploring ways to enhance the country's logistics capabilities to support Thailand 4.0 and Digital Economy strategies.
India Loses GDP To Poor Logistics
India is losing 14 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) due to inefficient logistics, which impacts the competitiveness of the country's products, according to CR Chaudhry, Minister of State for Commerce & Industry.
How to Manage Supply Risk in Uncertain Times
For most organizations, it is not a matter of if but when a supply disruption will occur. Yet few have invested in the systems and programs needed to respond.
XPO Logistics Taps Mobile Technology in Europe
XPO Logistics, a global provider of transportation and logistics solutions, will expand its Drive XPO mobile technology to Europe in spring 2018, following a successful launch in North America. The app, designed for carriers, supports real-time visibility across transportation modes, and integrates carrier operations with daily productivity tools in one technology.
Lufthansa Expands Access to Capacity, Rates
Speed and reliability play a major role in transportation even when cargo is not in transit. For instance, during the booking request, sometimes every second counts. To address this need, Lufthansa Cargo now offers shippers two new programming apps: GetCapacity and GetRates, which provide direct access to capacity and rate data.
Survey Shows Growing Workforce
Seventy-six percent of transportation industry professionals responding to HireRight's 2018 Annual Employment Screening Benchmark survey expect to grow their workforce this year, despite the challenges of recruiting and retaining qualified candidates. The survey also reveals planned strategies to overcome these challenges.
This edition does the heavy lifting for you, from exploring how robotic systems team with humans to help DCs cut costs and boost efficiency to illuminating the challenges purchasing managers face so you can better collaborate. What’s more, IL’s original research on the logistics IT market keeps you on top of tech trends, while the 2018 Top 100 Logistics IT Providers points you to the services and solutions to address your technology pain points.
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