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 Sep 2019
Chicago-based Forager last week became the latest logistics technology startup to take aim at the increasingly complex US cross-border trucking market.
Technology smoothing logistics sourcing shifts
12 Sep 2019
Older logistics outsourcing models are being replaced by collaboration among multiple partners on specific, high-priority projects as technology advances.
12 Sep 2019
The adoption of blockchain-based container shipping software may depend on the efficacy of associated identity management and data security components.
12 Sep 2019
DHL Supply Chain will connect with the truckload freight network of Seattle-based broker Convoy and San Francisco-based collaborative software provider Turvo, startups that have raised more than $355 million in combined funding.
11 Sep 2019
Despite being incredibly complex and heavily reliant on personal relationships, certain elements of project cargo logistics can be streamlined through digitization.
09 Sep 2019
“We don’t think about our supply chain as a collection of technologies, but as processes,” Abir Thakurta, vice president of global supply chain for the Atlanta-based furniture retailer, said in a keynote address to the conference. “For us, it’s about supply chain performance. I’m interested in outcomes. If you’re a technology provider, think outcomes, not solutions.”

Commentary

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

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