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Keith Biondo

GM & Kroger: Transformers

The interconnection between advanced manufacturing, automation, and supply chain management had a boost in the past year. Part of that boost was due to the virus economy, but most was due to the genius and creativity of those seeking solutions to tough business challenges amplified by ever-evolving customer demands. Transformation. Just as the silo-crashing impact […]

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AI Strategy: Your Move

AI Strategy: Your Move

Artificial intelligence (AI) spending shows no signs of slowing, with 82% of decision-makers saying they’re very likely to increase their AI investment or capabilities in the next two years, says a report from Modzy. Decision-makers should consider the following factors in their AI strategy, the report says: Recognize the value. About 66% of decision-makers surveyed […]

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2021 Top 100 Logistics IT Providers

KEY AI: Artificial Intelligence CRM/CX: Customer Relationship Management/Customer Experience DRP: Distribution Resource Planning EDI: Electronic Data Interchange ERP: Enterprise Resource Planning GTM: Global Trade Management IoT/IIoT: Internet of Things/Industrial Internet of Things MRP: Manufacturing Resource Planning OMS: Order Management System TMS: Transportation Management System WMS: Warehouse Management System YMS: Yard Management System See the 2022 Top 100 Logistics IT Providers list. 360data 920-830-5000 | 360DATA.COM Products: WMS, TMS, OMS […]

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Key Questions to Ask When Considering Predictive Analytics

Key Questions to Ask When Considering Predictive Analytics

The transportation industry is currently adopting advanced technologies and techniques at a rapid pace. There has been an explosion of firms touting innovative and data-driven insights and a lot of companies offering tools to support predictive analytics, such as artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning (ML) technology.

On the one hand, this is very exciting as the widespread use of predictive analytics will play a key role in the advancement of the industry. On the other hand, this technology can be daunting for someone who knows freight and logistics, but doesn’t have a background in mathematics, statistics, or computer science.

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What’s your best importing or exporting advice?

What’s your best importing or exporting advice?

In order to maximize efficiencies throughout the supply chain, logistics should be viewed from 30,000 feet above and decisions should be made by considering the entire process. Imports, exports, and all modes of transportation are reliant on the connecting nodes. It’s an ecosystem where sustainability is key.

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Trucking Transformation

Trucking Transformation

Truckers have transformed the previously laborious process of delivering a package with innovations such as capacity-as-a-service and automated driver assist. Now, 64% of truck executives responding to an IBM survey say their future success depends on digitally reinventing themselves. This is what trucking will look like in 2030, the report says: $99.2 billion. The truck-as-a-service […]

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IN BRIEF: New Services & Solutions-April 2021

Technology Shippers with a network of brokers and freight forwarders can benefit from BluJay Solutions’ new Augmented Global Trade platform, which streamlines workflow and accelerates efficiency for international trade operations. The multi-tenant SaaS platform automates end-to-end customs and compliance requirements. IFCO Systems, a provider of reusable plastic containers (RPCs) for fresh food packaging, added track-and-trace technology to […]

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2021 Global Trade Management Guide

2021 Global Trade Management Guide

Global trade management solutions became even more important when supply chains were disrupted with the pandemic. By connecting sourcing and logistics, GTM systems help make global trade transparent, efficient, and cost-effective.

Here are some leading GTM vendors and solutions that can help keep your global supply chain on an even keel.

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USPS Steps Up Its Fleet Game

USPS Steps Up Its Fleet Game

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) invested in the most significant modernization of its fleet in three decades. It recently awarded a 10-year contract to Oshkosh Defense to manufacture a new generation of U.S.-built delivery vehicles as part of a multi-billion-dollar effort to replace the entire fleet. The new vehicles will be equipped with either fuel-efficient […]

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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT | Tracking Solutions

HasciSE Backhand Scanner: This lightweight wearable device from ACD Group integrates a 2D scanner into the housing. Supporting fast product tracking, the configurable infrared proximity sensor, scan button, and hand strap finger switch trigger the scanning function. The scanner can be combined with mobile workstations for easy asset tracking throughout warehouses. CL6NX Plus: This thermal […]

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Nonautomotive Robot Orders Rove Ahead

Nonautomotive Robot Orders Rove Ahead

Supply chain disruptions and workforce challenges are causing industries to accelerate their automation strategies (see chart). For example, yearly robot orders from nonautomotive sectors surpassed automotive robot orders for the first time, with sales of robotic units in North America increasing 3.5% in 2020 from 2019, according to the Robotic Industries Association. Growth was driven […]

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