The pandemic adds impetus to the rush to develop more sophisticated tools that can give shippers better insight into future truck rates, and eventually “forward-looking visibility.”
Supply Chain Visibility
Supply Chain Visibility
News & Analysis
25 Mar 2020
FourKites’ acquisition of the yard management visibility solutions of Denver-based TrackX indicates an intent to build broader freight network visibility for its shipper customers.
06 Mar 2020
The global nature of the coronavirus outbreak is throwing containerized goods supply and demand out of whack, but a way through the fog for all parties could be to lean more heavily on predictive analytics software.
14 Feb 2020
US shippers are demanding more precise delivery times for their goods, as retail charges for late deliveries and better awareness of truck driver hours of service raise the stakes in visibility.
11 Feb 2020
A survey of delivery drivers projects that missed deliveries and time wasted due to outdated and incorrect maps and navigation aids results in $2.5 billion in added costs.
31 Jan 2020
A pilot program about to begin in the Port of New York and New Jersey would make the data from the port’s container information portal easier to use and help truckers and shippers more effectively manage their cargo.
29 Jan 2020
JDA caters to some of the world’s largest importers and exporters, but the challenge it faces, like many incumbent software providers, is staying ahead the innovation curve and making sure the market recognizes that innovation.
28 Jan 2020
The group pushing process and data standards in the container shipping industry has released a new set governing the tracking and tracing of container shipments across systems and carriers.
23 Jan 2020
The trend of TMS vendors partnering with ancillary visibility and capacity providers continues apace, this time with BluJay Solutions creating an integration with Chicago-based visibility provider project44.
22 Jan 2020
APL Logistics is providing a visibility product that mingles its ability to connect directly to carriers across modes with its “boots on the ground” to fill in gaps in data completeness and timeliness.
16 Jan 2020
Visibility solutions provider Arviem, which aims to help shippers leverage cargo data into trade finance products, is piloting a process to ease inventory financing burdens on shippers in and out of Austria.
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.
07 Jan 2020
Insight into the location and predicted arrival of freight across modes can no longer be confined to a single entity in a freight environment where outcomes between trading partners and service partners are intricately linked.
31 Dec 2019
With true end-to-end shipment visibility unlikely to come from a single provider, shippers and 3PLs are thinking about visibility as something that needs to be pulled together using data from multiple sources.
02 Oct 2019
Delays at the US-Mexico border are caused as much by a lack of visibility into shipments and processes as congested truck lanes.
11 Sep 2019
The definition of visibility is stretching beyond container or truck tracking to bundle more supply chain activities.
09 Aug 2019
Sponsored: Digital marketplace Emerge launched in late 2018, connecting shippers directly with carriers. At JOC’s TPM conference in March 2019, President Grant Crawford discussed the plans for expanding live data and the direction from which he sees the next wave of innovation coming.
08 Aug 2019
Partnerships between TMS providers, digital brokers, and visibility providers are becoming commonplace, but that doesn’t mean the blurring between those models is easy for shippers to understand.
11 Jun 2019
Shippers might dream of a single end-to-end visibility system, but providers still specialize in certain areas, so a more realistic approach is figuring out how to stitch deep, but narrow, systems together.
07 Jun 2019
Visibility solutions must provide ROI to shippers, but to truly drive the value of such technologies, the benefits need to be dispersed to 3PLs and carriers as well.
12 Apr 2019
Proliferation of low-cost transportation management systems, enabled by the rise of SaaS, means such tools are available to a wider range of shippers, carriers, and brokers than ever before.
08 Apr 2019
Eric Johnson, senior editor, te
21 Mar 2019
A new product from the Zurich-based cargo sensor and tracking provider will provide banks and other financiers with increased visibility into freight moves and associated risk, allowing for faster deployment of capital.
12 Feb 2019
Jack Oney, CEO, Oney Consulting and panelist at 2018 JOC Logistics Technology Conference on why he feels the "Amazon effect" on cargo shipping is overblown, differentiating what customers want versus what they need in a transportation management system (TMS), and identifying bottlenecks at origin.
01 Feb 2019
While blockchain hasn't happened yet in shipping, it remains for many an inchoate concept.
20 Aug 2018
Both freight intermediaries and ocean carriers are under pressure to avoid sitting on obsolete rate data, pressure that’s been placed on them by the rise of transparent freight pricing models.
23 Apr 2018
The immediate goal may be end-to-end tracking, but greater gains may come as shippers use data to manage capacity.
18 Jan 2018
Shippers want and need “visibility” across modes, not just to track freight but also to meet tighter fulfillment and restocking requirements — demands that are driving automation.