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Category: Logistics IT

Blueprint 2032: How Technology Transforms Ocean Container Shipping

Also listed in: Ocean

Digitization is rapidly transforming the ocean container shipping industry and the pace of technology innovation is accelerating as businesses seek new and more efficient ways to optimize, according to this new whitepaper. INTTRA sees three technology trends converging near term that will move the ocean container shipping industry forward: Network integration across systems, applications and partners; real-time status of containers and cargo; and artificial intelligence that will enable companies to transition from big data to more accessible business analytics that will suggest higher probability outcomes. INTTRA also outlines several actions that will prepare shippers for the future, including participation in industry-wide working groups to enable standardization; digitizing business processes; and investing in technology to reduce costs and identify new opportunities.

Supply Chain Visibility

Also listed in: Supply Chain Mgmt/Optimization

The emergence of supply chain software providers in the cloud that span the entire supply chain is happening now. This shift will provide the smaller hard goods manufacturers and distributors more efficient and collaborative supply chains which ultimately lower cost and increase profitability.

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Examination of an Inbound Web Portal

Also listed in: 3PL

Regardless of the size of a business, everyone is looking to save money and streamline processes. However, often companies overlook the cost of their supply chain, particularly their inbound transportation. Inbound web portals have the ability to bring several companies together in one place to share accurate and necessary information and provide an opportunity for business-to-business growth. Overall, each component of the supply chain—whether it is customers, 3PL providers, carriers or vendors—can reap the rewards of reduced costs, advanced visibility, improved reliability and increased savings.

5 Dirty Secrets of Warehouse Management Systems

Also listed in: Warehousing, WMS

It's a fact: most best-of-breed warehouse management system (WMS) providers force you to pay every time you require a system change. Uncover five more dirty secrets many warehouse management systems don't want you to know. Download this whitepaper to discover these hidden truths and gain valuable information on considerations for evaluating WMS vendors. Arm yourself with information that will enable you to select a system that will fulfill your requirements today and years from now as your company grows–all at a low total cost of ownership.

Visibility Across the Manufacturing Enterprise

Also listed in: Supply Chain Visibility

Despite recent advancements in manufacturing technology and data management, many manufacturers still use antiquated data systems that store quality data on site at individual plants. While these systems might help to make improvements at a local level, they create data silos, preventing manufacturers from looking across their operations to find opportunities for global improvement. In this whitepaper, InfinityQS advises manufacturers to unify plant-level quality data to attain enterprise visibility. Organizations can use strong quality software and apply new data collection practices and modern analytics to unify disparate data streams and drive sophisticated analyses and improvements across their whole enterprise.

Top 5 Logistics Technologies

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The business of Logistics is evolving. While there are a lot of supply chain innovations that have made a big impact on the business of logistics over the years, here are five recent innovations that are revolutionizing the industry: Robotics & Automation; Advanced Inventory Tracking Technologies; Advanced Inventory Management Systems; Collaborative Logistics; Supply Chain Design & Modeling Tools.

Quiet Revolution: Convergence and the Future Automotive Supply Chain

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The century-old way of doing business in the automotive industry is now over. The industry is facing a revolutionary convergence with the technology sector that will transform how it manages its supply chain operations. This whitepaper reveals that the increasingly high-tech composition of vehicles, driven by growing consumer expectation of product innovation, is propelling this convergence between the two industries. Download your free copy for additional details.

IoT-Enabled Analytic Applications Revolutionize Supply Chain Planning and Execution

Also listed in: Supply Chain Visibility

The Internet of Things (IoT) will "deliver on the promise of true end-to-end supply chain visibility for the first time," reports IDC in this new whitepaper. Want to know how? Download this free resource to learn why milestone-based visibility solutions are no longer acceptable in today's competitive marketplace; how the IoT will impact supply chains with new solutions that provide unprecedented visibility; and why businesses should focus purchasing on "purpose-built applications" rather than toolkits.

The Internet of Things and the Modern Supply Chain

Also listed in: Supply Chain Mgmt/Optimization

You have probably heard the term Internet of Things (IoT) quite a bit in the past year. It is frequently mentioned in the same breath as supply chain, with the common observation that it will significantly impact supply chain operations. This whitepaper clarifies what is meant by the IoT, and identifies some ways in which it is expected to, or already is, transforming supply chain operations. It also offers some suggestions on how to best leverage IoT opportunities in your business.

Doing More With Less: Yard and Dock Management Software ROI

Also listed in: Yard Management

 This whitepaper provides an important analysis for anyone faced with logistics problems in the yard or at the dock, including high operational and labor costs, inefficient processes, security, and other serious issues. It features an overview of several yard management and dock management software solutions and approaches that not only solve the problems facing on-site logistics operations, but ensure timely ROI using a proven and automated "less is more" approach.

Digital Editions

January 2017 Cover

Full Digital Issue

January 2017

(336 pages • 86.4 MB PDF)

July 2016 Cover

Full Digital Issue

July 2016

(292 pages • 62 MB PDF)

2017 Logistics Planner Cover

Digital Edition

2017 Logistics Planner

(144 pages • 43 MB PDF)

Top 100 3PL Providers Cover

Digital Edition

Top 100 3PL Providers

(12 pages • 0.69 MB PDF)