Here are some of the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that companies can use to improve supply chain visibility, cut transportation costs, and improve parcel shipping service.
Cloud-based deployments can remove IT obstacles and accelerate the launch of supply chain initiatives. However, are the advantages of cloud deployments for supply chain solutions real and worthwhile?
Retailers and manufacturers can unlock significant competitive advantage by leveraging consumer insights to make category decisions and create localized merchandising assortments.
The ultimate way to transform logistics is by improving efficiencies through the help of IoT, analytics, and intelligent platforms that run independently. Here's a look into the future.
Use this advice to get the most out of your big data.
Winter provides a great advantage–time. The hustle and bustle of the holidays is over and colder weather prevails. There’s no better time to hit the books and amp up your knowledge of important logistics and supply chain management issues.
Profile of Joanne Wright, Vice President of Supply Chain, IBM
Get ready for a supply chain paradigm shift. These technologies will cause shippers to rethink cost-cutting measures and rewrite logistics strategies.
Profile of Doug Waggoner, CEO and chairman, Echo Global Logistics
Supply chain planning systems can greatly benefit from combining artificial intelligence techniques so they become more intelligent, dynamic, and user-friendly.
When you break down big data, new types of data is found that can be used to benefit customers and build a stronger advantage competitively.
Profile of John Fay, CEO of the electronic supply chain platform, INTTRA.
The cornerstone of collaborative logistics is timely visibility. Data about orders, inventory, transportation, and spend need to all funnel into a common denominator big data repository and be readily accessible.
From well-designed redundancies across intermodal shipping methods to creative solutions when the unexpected happens, Georgia’s logistics industry is positioned to help shippers connect, compete, and grow.
It's important to stay up to date on supply chain and logistics developments. Here's a list of books on wide ranging topics.
The Internet of Things is bringing major changes to the way companies plan and execute supply chain activities as sensors, communications systems, and analytics solutions all become cheaper, faster, and more capable.
To grow and evolve, shippers of all sizes need the high-quality data provided by modern technologies.
Cloud computing, omnichannel management, and big data are the questions. Can your warehouse supply the answers?
The confluence of faster data access, better analytical tools, and data-driven business decisions, make it more likely that future supply chain optimization will be continuous.
Predictive modeling and big data help develop efficient shipping solutions to lower shippers’ freight spend and overall supply chain costs.
Many transportation and logistics professionals hear outsourcing and think offshoring, but there is a big difference.
Manufacturers embrace IIoT to improve quality and operational visibility.
With more and more companies hopping on the AI bandwagon, the technology will affect supply chain planning across industries. Find out which verticals have the most to gain and how supply chain managers can make smarter decisions.
Digital Transformation (DT) is coming of age. Eighty percent of respondents to a recent IFS Digital Change Survey see themselves as “enabled”, “enhanced” or “optimized” to leverage DT.
Whether your company is a manufacturer, retailer, distributor, or in e-commerce, the future is happening now, automagically. IL publisher Keith Biondo explores IoT and the Internet of Everything.
Managing a business for sustained growth means finding and implementing innovative solutions to the challenges of complex supply chain logistics. To achieve lasting, repeatable innovation, check out these real-world solutions.
Sometimes, for even the most critical shipments, the shipper receives information for only two data points: when the shipment left their hands and confirmation the shipment has arrived. Here's why so-called black box shipping is on its way out.
Digitization is rapidly transforming the ocean container shipping industry. Here’s how to prepare.