Consumer demand boomed amidst a backdrop of disruption in 2021. To stay ahead in the coming year, supply chain professionals can utilize technology that aids with visibility, intelligence, and efficiency.
Our 2022 market research report highlights the latest trends in technology solutions for the supply chain.
Inbound Logistics editors select and spotlight the most innovative providers of logistics and supply chain technology.
In this 10th edition of our Alaska supplement, we explore the state's beauty, resources, and the challenges presented by its location, geography, and climate. The logistics providers that excel in this state rely on grit, dedication, and expertise to move products to, from, and within the state safely and efficiently.
Third-party logistics providers rise to the challenge, rolling in IT capabilities to become indispensable supply chain partners.
Profile of Megan Davidson, chief people officer, Crowley
Investment in logistics technology—$26 billion in the past seven years—is white hot right now. Here’s a small sampling of the types of solutions that venture capitalists are financing.
Investing time and money in making products available is more important today than ever before, thanks to the ripple effects of COVID-19. Capacity constraints and delivery agents have been upended, and product availability is at risk. Rising digital trends and changing consumer behavior and spending habits have also led to an urgency to respond to market conditions quickly.
Readers share how they keep their smaller retail businesses competitive against massive-commerce companies.
IT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain Technology
Over the holidays, my wife and I decided to give ourselves the gift of a new couch. Because I work in transportation and logistics, I knew that constraints up and down the supply chain easily could result in a long delivery lead time. So it was a pleasant surprise when the home furnishings company said to expect the couch in about three weeks.
The Lean Supply Chain
Back in 2014, I wrote a column extolling the benefits of a lean and agile supply chain, also known as a hybrid strategy. Depending on your product or service, your supply chain may tilt more one way or the other, or it might be segmented but still exhibit characteristics of both. For example, if you sell commodities, you would focus more on efficiency. If you were in fashion, you’d tend to be more responsive.
Whether online or in-store, customers expect an immediate and frictionless shopping experience, thanks to Amazon. To compete, you must level the playing field with experiences that keep customers coming back to your branded e-commerce site.
Connections 2022 is your expert resource for networking, gathering insights and helping your business be more successful. This industry-leading, supply chain-focused event will help you take on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in 2022.
From its humble origins to its status today as the largest privately held LTL carrier in Canada, Polaris has embraced a customer-centric approach, working tirelessly to build loyalty and deliver exceptional customer experiences.
Utilizing mobile solutions such as a tablet can optimize management. Here are the features to consider when selecting a tablet for industrial needs.
Transportation leaders are now positioned to influence business outcomes, but they need to debunk six common myths to help their C-level executives understand truckload freight and get executive buy-in.
Edge Logistics maximized compliance, secured top-notch recognition as Niagara Bottling Raw Carrier of the Year 2021.
Hub Group’s customer-focused approach led by dedicated, problem-solving freight engineers provides exactly what shippers need when faced with even the most challenging conditions.
When cold chain logistics provider Linfox had to distribute COVID-19 vaccines starting in late 2020, it partnered with Tive to gain real-time shipment location and condition visibility, achieving 100% cold chain performance.
Echo’s proprietary technology enables M. Holland to meet national business needs with a more strategic routing process.
Whether you ship an envelope or an aircraft engine, Fortigo's system works in harmony with your carrier network to optimize its routing. Fortigo users quickly, easily, and confidently arrange and expedite shipments using their entire carrier network.
By utilizing digital logistics platforms, businesses can address short-term needs while expanding and diversifying networks to better position themselves moving forward—no matter the market conditions.
Taking the time to develop meaningful and long-term relationships with transportation providers can eliminate so many headaches down the road for shippers.
In today’s complex global supply chain, it never has been more difficult and vital to understand where you are spending your transportation dollars. Spend management visibility can help you see where every freight dollar goes, allowing you to identify opportunities for new savings.
Digital transformation cannot be considered in a silo; it needs to be approached from a holistic perspective. Data has to be linked to processes and action to be meaningful.
This past year presented extreme challenges for the supply chain. By providing the industry's leading supply chain solutions for more than 50 years, Hub Group supported its customers by leveraging experience in strategic planning across the supply chain, tailored solutions, dependable capacity, and advanced visibility.
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