Technology

Technology

In 1952, Malcom McLean successfully tested a new model of shipping and the industry was forever changed. From email and online scheduling to EDI use, one hallmark of the trade and transportation business is its appreciation for innovation. In the last decade, the most quickly adopted have been technology-related changes. Customers are seeking visibility at all stages of the supply chain, and the providers with the most nimble technology are charting the course for the industry’s future.

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News & Analysis

16 Jan 2020
Expect the sale or spin-off of some business to make XPO more a “pure-play” LTL trucking company — smaller, but more focused on US shippers and better positioned to increase shareholder value.
14 Jan 2020
Shipper demand, lower modal boundaries, and changing procurement practices lead LTL technology provider SMC3 to add truckload functionality to its bidding software.
14 Jan 2020
“Continuous” truck moves collaboratively arranged by networks of shippers and carriers are the goal of Transplace’s acquisition of Lanehub.
10 Jan 2020
Is technology addressing the real pain points of shipping? Eric Johnson, JOC senior technology editor, explains the editorial concept behind the new El Dorado Tech Experience within TPM20.
09 Jan 2020
Two technology firms are taking an ambitious step toward bringing shippers, trucking companies, and logistics providers together on one transportation management platform.
08 Jan 2020
Knight-Swift and DAT test a truckload rate forecasting system as shippers and their transportation and logistics providers push out the boundaries of supply-chain visibility.

Commentary

The modern supply chain is complex, global, multi-modal, and full of visibility gaps.

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