Technology innovations help supply chain professionals access the qualities that can help them compete in a changed world: safety, visibility, flexibility, efficiency, and sustainability.
While waiting for the pandemic to blow over, skilled shippers developed effective transportation strategies that will protect them in times of future disruption, no matter the conditions.
To help logistics professionals plan for the future, Inbound Logistics conducts an annual survey of logistics technology providers. Assembling data on current logistics IT trends, we paint a picture of the capabilities available today and the technology investments shippers are making to gain a competitive edge.
Inbound Logistics’ 2021 Top 100 Logistics IT Providers guide shines a light on the brightest and most innovative logistics technology providers.
Profile of Mike Honious, president and CEO, GEODIS in Americas
3PL Line: Third-Party Logistics Perspectives
The companies who develop long-term logistics solutions enabled by technology and data insights to adjust to consumer demand and pandemic uncertainty are the ones who position themselves for growth in the new reality for supply chain operations.
Just as the silo-crashing impact that supply chain management practices has had on enterprise operations and supplier/customer connections, this confluence is tearing down silos between manufacturing and brand operations to the benefit of customers and profit & loss performance.
If the supply chain is to take on an enhanced role, companies will need to stop seeing it merely as a cost center from which to drive ever greater efficiencies.
Readers tell us the 2021 buzzword for supply chains and why these are the words and phrases to watch.
Your customer experience represents the primary touchpoint between your revenue and customers, so the experience you offer can make all the difference between short-lived success and true market longevity.
With the advancement of predictive analytics and other tools, now is an exciting time in the logistics industry. Armed with these questions, you should be one step closer to becoming a savvy consumer of these tools and techniques, and the experts at Echo are always here to help you along the way.
From providing seamless technology integrations to tailoring transportation networks, 3PLs reinforce supply chains of all shapes and sizes.
If there's one immutable truth in the world of logistics, it's this: LTL is an inherently complex form of transportation. The solution to this knowledge gap has historically been on-the-job training, but there is now a pressing need for third-party, remote training that prepares logistics workers for transportation success.
Mini-bids act as a supplemental strategy, providing short-term revisions to rein in costs and shore up failing routing guides. You need the most accurate and reliable data to execute a successful mini-bid strategy.
With an expanding customer base and recent surge in volume, a CPG company turned to Hub Group to construct a dynamic solution. The 3PL streamlined the company’s handling process while increasing service levels.
Logistics and transportation data are critical in enabling proactive decision-making that informs supply chain initiatives.
With an on-demand shipment-quoting tool with reverse auction capability, shippers can receive quotes within 30 minutes to 72 hours, depending on the mode, from transportation providers.
Hub Group Vice President of Supply Chain Operations Nathan Schmies discusses the future of retail and implementing a strategic e-commerce fulfillment strategy for optimal success.
TMS benefits are well documented, including routing compliance, cost containment, visibility, event management, and trade compliance. A cloud-based TMS with a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model can significantly accelerate the return on investment.
Full Digital Issue
(420 pages • 70 MB PDF)
Full Digital Issue
(244 pages • 41.8 MB PDF)
(124 pages • 9 MB PDF)
(9 pages • 0.58 MB PDF)
(10 pages • 1.3 MB PDF)