Supply Chain Visibility

Supply Chain Visibility

News & Analysis

Efforts to create end-to-end freight visibility advancing
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.
Lack of visibility delays US-Mexico truck freight
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.
Tech providers urge broader vision for ‘visibility’
11 Sep 2019
The definition of visibility is stretching beyond container or truck tracking to bundle more supply chain activities.
Grant Crawford discussed the plans for expanding live data and the direction from which he sees the next wave of innovation coming.
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.
TMS tie-ups blurring lines between brokers, visibility providers
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.
Specialized SaaS visibility supplanting end-to-end approach
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.
Arviem linking visibility with trade financing
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.
Maersk Eureka.
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.
A truck travels on a US road.
23 Apr 2018
The immediate goal may be end-to-end tracking, but greater gains may come as shippers use data to manage capacity.
Many companies have built massive infrastructures they have to unwind before they can introduce new technology.
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.