Logistics Technology

Logistics Technology

In-depth coverage of the latest shipping technology news.


Executed properly, inventory optimization reduces the incidence of out-of-stock products, minimizes carrying costs, increases fulfillment speeds and preserves gross profit margins.

News & Analysis

25 Nov 2015
Descartes Systems has acquired Oz Development in a $29.5 million deal that will allow the company to extend its access to small-to-medium sizedcustomers. It’s the third major acquisition for Descartes in what the Waterloo, Canada-based firm global logistics software developer has called a “breakout year.”
20 Nov 2015
Today’s automated freight payment and audit systems offer businesses flexible tracking and financing programs that accelerate cash flow without impacting balance sheets.
11 Nov 2015
The Cass Freight Index, both for U.S. freight shipments and payments, dropped a step in October, as shippers worked through piles of inventory.
05 Nov 2015
Orbcomm swung to a $1.6 million profit in the third quarter after the asset tracking provider's revenue doubled to $46 million on growth from acquisitions and organic gains.
16 Oct 2015
Shippers and ocean carriers using India’s Tuticorin Port, or V.O. Chidamabaranar, may see significant productivity improvements in the coming months, as logistics providers are introducing an automated system for the movement of containers to and from the harbor.
06 Oct 2015
Orbcomm, a technology company with a focus on asset tracking, has purchased WAM Technologies as it seeks to bolster its maritime presence.
02 Oct 2015
The coming "data explosion" could help make transportation networks much more efficient — if we can agree on what information to share and with whom to share it.
28 Sep 2015
A new, centralized supply chain software platform will help food service distributor Canadian Paper keep track of perishables moving from "farm to fork."
21 Sep 2015
When it comes to the business of moving goods from one point to another, there’s one firm that insiders say is shaking up the logistics industry — and it’s not even in logistics.
14 Sep 2015
The addition of some over-the-road capacity is tempering contract rate hikes, Avondale Partners says. Low spot market truck rates and fuel prices may be helping, too.